Speedy receiver commits to UH

Deondre Powell, a decorated receiver from Gahr High School in California, has accepted a football scholarship from the University of Hawai‘i.
Powell, who is 5 feet 8 and 160 pounds, caught 73 passes for 1,244 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.
Powell’s teammate, quarterback Corey Nielsen, earlier made a verbal commitment to the Warriors.
“I’m excited to be a Warrior,” Powell said. He is rated as the No. 1 returning receiver in California, according to Scout.com. He said he tries to model his play after Davone Bess’ style.

* * *

Tyler Graunke said he has been given an opportunity to complete work in a class that would allow him to rejoin the Warriors.
If everything works out, Graunke said, he is hopeful of joining the Warriors by “Monday, at the latest.”
He said he is being withheld from team activities because of “academic reasons.” He said he needs to complete work in a course that is part of his major. He said he has not met all of the obigations of the class, but that he was granted “an opportunity” to fulfill the deficiencies.

* * *

It’s early, of course, and things change by the hour. But as of right now, this is the two-deep chart on defense:
LE—David Veikune, C.J. Allen-Jones.
LT—Fale Laeli, Josh Leonard.
RT—Keala Watson, Rocky Savaiigaea.
RE—John Fonoti, Elliott Purcell.
LLB—Blaze Soares, Tyson Kafentzis
MLB—Solomon Elimimian, Brashton Satele.
RLB—Adam Leonard, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane.
LCB—Ryan Mouton, Calvin Roberts.
SS—Mana Siva, Erik Robinson.
FS—Keao Monteilh, Desmond Thomas.
RCB—Jameel Dowling, JoPierre Davis.

* * *

• Safety Christian Vasconcellos will grayshirt, joining the Warrirors in January.
• Wideout Jovonte Taylor is due to arrive in town today. He already has been admitted into school. Receiver Dustin Blount is expected to arrive soon.
• Defensive linemen Geordon Hanohano and Haku Correa practiced today.
• Wideout Royce Pollard made the catch of the day. He slipped, falling on his wallet, but still made the overhead catch from a sitting position.

* * *

Agent Max Hannemann reports that Tala Esera has re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Esera was cut in order for the Colts to sign an extra punter for last Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game. Esera signed a new three-year contract, Hannemann said. Esera was on the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad last season.

* * *

There’s a reason the Warriors’ practices are so orderly. Greg McMackin and his staff spent weeks plotting every minute of every practice through the eve of the Florida game.


  1. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 7:57 am

    morning Tsaikos

  2. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 7:59 am

    congrats to bruddah tala. hopefully practice goes a little smoother for da team 2day, especially RB’s (LWJ) and OL who might have come to camp a little out of shape, from what i’ve heard.

  3. Blackie (ブラッキ) August 5, 2008 8:01 am

    Way to go, Tala Esera.

  4. Stretch August 5, 2008 8:05 am

    Congratulations to Tala!!

    Too bad he wasn’t on the team when they played this past weekend. It would have been nice to have Tala play against Colt.

  5. g-nalo August 5, 2008 8:10 am

    good morning!

    are they practicing with pads yet? 11 on 11 type practices?

  6. g-nalo August 5, 2008 8:12 am

    Esera gets a new THREE year contract? a good sign.

  7. tom mui August 5, 2008 8:13 am

    Good for Tala!

    Did you notice that the Princess wrote the article this AM on the linemen?

    Alas, no video but nice on the verbals!

  8. bighilofan2 August 5, 2008 8:15 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere, again!

    25 days and counting!

    Kekoa, howzit.

    JUGS. 😀
    did you know the bugga get attachments to make like a kicker? yep, about 3/4-4/5 speed is da ideal per Roger Hill. da bugga goes hi enuf and fa enuf to make like a ‘lil Grasso. So I told that to Coach Ron, an he sayz he noze that but they only use the machine for pass/catch, a$$ why da kickah attachment all dusty an they no use. I dunno about yu, but howz about we call JUGS2 Jr Grasso. 😀

  9. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 8:17 am

    Congrads Tala – REPRESENT!!!

  10. bighilofan2 August 5, 2008 8:18 am

    hi ho hi ho

    Esme wooosssh!

  11. MeiLing August 5, 2008 8:18 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Congrats to Tala! More players to watch for.


  12. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 8:20 am

    Congrats to Tala..

    I agree with Stretch, too bad he couldn’t have played against Colt this weekend.

    Good morning all….have to do some work now. Will talk later….LOL

  13. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 8:29 am

    But before I forget:

    For those of use who can’t make it to the Swamp to cheer on our beloved Warriors, we can do the next best thing and get together and cheer them on. So, the first TV Tsaikogate viewing of 2008 is on. Come join us for a great time watching our Warriors take on the Florida Gators.



    Date: Saturday, August 30, 2008
    Time: 6:00 a.m. (yes, that’s six in the morning)
    Cost: $20 (all you can eat breakfast and all you can drink coffee)

    Breakfast menu includes:

    Miso soup
    fresh fruit
    scrambled eggs
    vienna sausage
    portugese sausage
    Genji fried rice
    steamed rice
    endless coffee

    Please visit Steve M’s website for further details and RSVP to either myself (on this blog) or Steve M.


  14. Laua'eGouveiaPukalaniMaui August 5, 2008 8:34 am

    Stephen, how come it says Jovonte is taking summer school courses but theres picture with “Jovonte Taylor” in caption? Who is that wearing #88 if its not Taylor?

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 8:48 am

    This dadgum blog is as slow as ever. Why can’t this be fixed? The guy who proposed changing to this new site should be held accountable. Is this what the Advertiser was promised? Constant problems? Absurdly slow posting and refresh rates? Breakdowns and crashes. Get the guy who “sold” this new site concept for a site to the ‘Tizer on the phone and ask him what the h*ll is up!!! Here we are entering a new season and people want to be able to post, but I guarantee you that the pathetic performance of this site is driving folks away. I’m sorry to flame so early in the day, but this crap has gone on way to long already. Never mind cutting employees and benefits, why not get the blog fixed??!!

  16. mikeee August 5, 2008 8:49 am

    Princess Leila – can we have some video’s please? I notice the other paper get….

  17. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 9:56 am

    down and out for an hour or so??

  18. LizKauai [Believer] August 5, 2008 9:57 am

    I put a mailbox-saving entry into the lifeboat if this server goes down agan…

  19. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 9:58 am

    nicely said dpk

  20. Tombo Ahi August 5, 2008 10:00 am

    right on tala.

    dpk, i couldn’t load the blog for over an hour this morning.

  21. al August 5, 2008 10:01 am

    i took so long……………i forgot what i was going to say!

    good for tala and the program.

    is jason rivers still in cyberspace?

  22. jojo ® August 5, 2008 10:04 am

    who bombed the blog?

  23. Pomai August 5, 2008 10:05 am

    Well the second annual TSAI-KOS pik’s begin, first up is da geko’s
    in da swamp. If get an X by your nane that means you need to change your pik
    7    – 21    Hoohiki
    10    – 7    99club
    17    – 59    Calvin from Kona
    17    – 14    UKU@LA
    20    – 17    Hawaiianbod
    21    – 17    Ralph
    21    – 14    stacyj
    24    – 21    Pocho
    24    – 20    Esme:
    24    – 17    bighilofan2
    28    – 21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    28    – 27    LizKauai
    28    – 24    Kekoa
    29    – 24    A-House
    30    – 28    Unkanesson
    31    – 17    Pomai
    31    – 21    las vegas
    31    – 27    FloridaTed
    33    – 31    BG
    33    – 30    koakane
    34    – 24    Pauoa Boy
    35    – 34    James
    35    – 38    jm2375
    35    – 32    longdistance808
    35    – 31    Merv
    35    – 24    curveball
    35    – 28    HiFlyer
    37    – 34    Koauka
    38    – 35    702WarriorNation
    41    – 38    Jack Flash
    41    – 40    UHfan808
    42    – 35    MasaBoy
    44    – 38    d1shima
    45    – 35    Ronnie
    49    – 35    TChahng
    63    – 49    Glenn
    63    – 12    homey

  24. Pomai August 5, 2008 10:07 am

    ST how can I get your cell phone number?

  25. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 10:08 am


    any way that “WE” can get the message to da higha ups that this is unacceptable, especially right at the start of fall training camp??

  26. al August 5, 2008 10:08 am

    jojo……how you been?
    kind of like MIA lately haven’t you?

  27. djmitcho August 5, 2008 10:12 am

    testing 1, 2. testing 1,2. is da blog working?

  28. jojo ® August 5, 2008 10:13 am

    my random musings:
    football camp is the beginning to football season!

  29. djmitcho August 5, 2008 10:13 am

    Seems like it’s ok now

  30. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 10:14 am

    interesting to note, even da u of miami’s guyz have trouble w/ da heat. 87degrees practice at 8 am, and couple guys still dehydrate. probably not in shape, but our game at 12:30 will probably be upwards of triple digits, hope da boyz are taking their **** seriously

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 10:16 am

    Good news for Tala. Hope he can make things work.

    Blaze Soares looked like a full on body builder, super guns all over. I hope he stays healthy, he’s going to be a vital part of our success.

    I noticed a few dropped passes yesterday, and some very strong comments from the coaches at times regarding them. We have a bevy of great arms though, lotsa nice throws. I can see that when the timing is down, our passing should be excellent. The skill is definitely there.

  32. WreckinEyez August 5, 2008 10:16 am

    Yah Jojo,

    You been MIA…

  33. jojo ® August 5, 2008 10:17 am

    Hi al. I just needed a gigi moment… to get that thought across. LOL

  34. Jayson August 5, 2008 10:19 am

    Morning all, and afternoon for all the mainlanders!

  35. 702WarriorNation August 5, 2008 10:21 am

    Appears while HA managment is trying to marginalize their workers, they are also trying to control WB bloggers on how fast we can read and post comments. Or are trying to kill the goose and it’s golden egg?

  36. jojo ® August 5, 2008 10:21 am

    HI Wreck, I wasn’t MIA, I was O-HEA

  37. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 10:25 am

    Finally – OMG!!!

  38. hialoha August 5, 2008 10:30 am

    good morning all!

  39. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 10:33 am

    Hi jojo…eh, where’s homey? And KK, once and for all, I am not Koa Mahu….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

  40. Jason August 5, 2008 10:41 am

    I didn’t see this new post, for whatever reason.

    Jim Rome just had a short positive segment on Colt and his ‘Skins debut during his “Burn” segment. I think ESPN.com will have it online later:


  41. mauiwarrior August 5, 2008 10:46 am


    eh howzit going its ac from Kamehameha……………and i wanted to echo your question about jovontae taylor……..


    Do you know when we should expect Dustin Blount or if he even has a legit chance to qualify?

  42. Stretch August 5, 2008 10:47 am

    Man it’s hot outside. It almost makes me want to shave my hair off……

  43. jojo ® August 5, 2008 10:48 am

    (Jesse)James, I noticed that there isn’t any green veggies for your season opener. Will there be brown rice available? I do want to be regular for these types of things, you know.

  44. mauiwarrior August 5, 2008 10:49 am


    Did JJ run cupcake fall camps? The changes seem positive, I was just wondering if June had easy camps………I like what i’m hearing about the team having little down time at practice, cause there will be no down time on the playing field come aug. 30th….

  45. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:03 am

    Yeh TALA!

    6:00 a.m. @ Genji’s is plenty early. What time does the bar open? BYOB?

  46. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:05 am

    gigi – I will be watching the home games in the stadium.

  47. Koauka August 5, 2008 11:06 am

    JJ and most college and pro coaches believe the majority of player conditioning is done during the off season.

    Basically, how you practice is how you play. Dick Tomey always said that. But playing Florida in da swamp at 1230pm, extraordinary efforts are being made to prepare.

    The Georgia game is a good reminder.

  48. al August 5, 2008 11:16 am

    no can byob….its a bar.
    but, what time does the bar open that day?
    (i know that some instigator type would want to know this.)

  49. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:17 am

    Rob1.6180339887 – What number are you today? Can’t wait to read today’s practice synopsis.

    myki – how’s my fav receiver doing?

  50. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:21 am

    I wonder what the details of Tala’s 3 year contract are?

  51. jojo ® August 5, 2008 11:22 am

    well, stores can legally start selling alcohol at 6 am
    or you can stay up all night with a cabaret until they close at 4 am and show up at 6 am!

  52. protector August 5, 2008 11:23 am

    Congratulations to Tala! Kudos to Coach Mack for the innovative approach to Fall Camp. He does not disappoint! Just think if he can pull the shocker in the hot & soggy Swamp–wouldn’t that be something?

  53. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 11:23 am

    Hi Jojo!

    Brown rice=yummy!!

  54. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:25 am

    Blog speed is pretty good today. Just in case, my pigeons have returned and ready for use.

    Just noticed that next week is the big Karaoke call! jojo and Loa are you planning to attend?

  55. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:29 am

    Brown rice w/gravy = yummy!

    Sticky rice w/spicy hot thai curry shrimp = more yummy!


  56. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:35 am

    Anyone know the calendar date when A-Joe and A-Sports return to Oahu?

  57. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 11:37 am

    Howzit Homey!

    Need a DD for the 16th?

  58. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:40 am

    Hb – So far no need. Gotta check with Koakane on his plans. Thanks for the offer. Maybe Koakane can drive everyone from the wessai! I heard he drives the short bus.

  59. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:41 am

    So only posters that start with “H” can post now?

  60. homey ® August 5, 2008 11:43 am

    k-den, going nap…eat something first then nap…

  61. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 11:44 am


    Koakane – Can or no can?

    Go Warriors!!

  62. jojo ® August 5, 2008 11:46 am

    HI Hawaiianbod, brown rice, eh? Must be lunch time!

  63. sjmacro August 5, 2008 11:55 am

    Just got back from camp . #88 is Ryan Henry. I believe Jovonte Taylor arrived at the field this morning since he was wearing a lei and Tony T was there. ST can verify. Don’t know who gets what numbers.–sjmacro

  64. Kekoa August 5, 2008 11:59 am

    ST ~ I am trying my best to keep from ‘exploding’ again! Bad enuff that these people don’t want to pay you what you are worth, but isn’t it obvious that these people cannot seem to fix the blog problems either? Liz had the Life Boat lowered so we could jump ship without doing a face plant. Can’t we just move out on the next tide?

    Wake up HA! With the football season upon us the number of daily bloggers will at least double if not more. At a conservative estimate of 1,200 – 1,500 posts a day, You know what that translates to in advertizing dollars? Why don’t they see this, and pay you accordingly since your blog rings up the highest number of hits?

  65. Loa August 5, 2008 12:08 pm

    afternoon gang!

    congrats to Tala!

    just when i thought was fixed and safe to come out,
    the bugga when bog down again 🙁

    hey jojo! did you break the blog?

  66. d1島 August 5, 2008 12:09 pm

    Congratulations, Tala Esera.

    Recall that Mac was hard at work on practice plans before summer; good to see things actually being put into “practice”.
    Hopefully all that will lead to good things on Aug 30.

    Packers press conference starting now.

  67. al August 5, 2008 12:10 pm

    jojo….your mailbox is full.

  68. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 12:14 pm

    jojo – If you like brown rice you would love quinoa. It’s one of the so called “Superfoods” (i.e. complete protien and high fiber). Quinoa is a grain that can be cooked either in the rice cooker or over the stove. It has a very light taste unlike the heavy feeling when consuming rice. You can find it at any health fuud store.

    Go Warriors!!!

  69. d1島 August 5, 2008 12:15 pm

    Mike McCarthy says he and Favre had a “brutally honest” 6-hour conversation the other night.
    He asked Favre if his mind is set on being the QB for the Packers and was told it wasn’t.

    McCarthy says, “The train has left the station…” They are going to move on.

  70. SteveM August 5, 2008 12:16 pm

    Hi folks! Am back at work today so won’t be doing web updates until this afternoon.

    August 5th, 2008 at 11:16 am
    no can byob….its a bar.
    but, what time does the bar open that day?
    (i know that some instigator type would want to know this.)

    I just called Art at Genji’s and the bar will open at 6:00 AM too (no surprise in his voice after 19 years, I guess). Yeah, with all the karaoke, eating, and water/coffee drinking we tend to forget that Genji’s is a sports bar.

    Al — we have the large room (the bar side is also karaoke). Art surprised me by mentioning that he wanted to seat us all together, indicating he is sectioning areas–we put in an initial reservation for 20 people (and have 14 RSVPs now). If we want more, we better tell him ASAP. (I also tend to overlook that they have 19 years worth of regular customers too).

  71. sjmacro August 5, 2008 12:18 pm

    Not as many spectators today, but did see kkv2000 and some of his friends. Like very much how choreographed the drills are, no wasted time. The sideline to sideline “gassers” at the end of practice shows who did their conditioning–the usual suspects led by Aaron Bain, Inoke Funaki, John Fonoti. Coach Mack is such a great motivator and has surrounded himself with a staff that will get the TEAM ready for the Swamp. Case in point: “We are playing for Hawaii, no one is to be bent over or kneeling between the “gassers”. Hold up your team mate if you have to, but stand tall.”
    I see a lot of team bonding and chemistry happening with the various units especially linebackers and dbacks. Bet the players can’t wait to get into pads. There were some rugby collisions–need to keep everybody healthy.
    bhf2 too bad you can’t be here, you’d like what’s going on. Attention to detail for the little things.
    homey: #84 is doing OK; after yesterday receivers aren’t allowed to drop the ball. 😆

  72. Loa August 5, 2008 12:19 pm

    Stretch – #42 – no get homey started on hair

    Homey – #54 – pass my bed time

  73. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 12:20 pm

    sjmacro – Thanks for the update!

    Good to hear that Javonte Taylor has arrived. Hope he can get cleared to practice ASAP.

  74. LK August 5, 2008 12:20 pm


    The Addahknows are returning on Wednesday, the 13th

  75. d1島 August 5, 2008 12:21 pm

    Thanks sjmacro.

  76. Loa August 5, 2008 12:22 pm

    sj – thanks for the report, love coach mack’s quotes

  77. Pomai August 5, 2008 12:24 pm

    Hawaiianbod and Hiflyer check your tsai-kos mail.

  78. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 12:26 pm

    (Uncle) Kekoa – well said.

  79. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 12:32 pm

    thanx sjmacro–

    did you happen to catch LWJ, how was he in conditioning today, especialy da dreaded gassers. was the young offensive coaching staff (smith, rolo, stutz) still on da quiet “getting adjusted” side?

  80. Loa August 5, 2008 12:37 pm

    howzit HB – got any favorite quinoa recipe dishes?

  81. Ralph August 5, 2008 12:40 pm

    pomai how do I check emails on tsaiko.com found the site, stephens corner and chit chat but where do i look for mail

  82. sjmacro August 5, 2008 12:42 pm

    Warrior Mojo: You gonna like this one. We’re (ST, Ferd, Princess) sitting under the same tree as yesterday and up comes a photographer I don’t recognize, two big Nikons, no media badge, shoots a bunch of 7 shot bursts at least. Then I hear him ask ST which one’s the coach. 😆
    Later I ask ST who dat??? ST sheepishly replies …one of ours.
    Moral of the story is: Yesterday, as we tried to shoot the JUGS we should have pointed to ST and said “we’re with him” 😎 😀

  83. sjmacro August 5, 2008 12:44 pm

    btw ST you may have to reformat you camera card either through the camera or the computer to get past the “card not initialized” display.

  84. Loa August 5, 2008 12:45 pm

    sj – lol, the guy neva know who the coach

  85. las vegas (at the dealership) August 5, 2008 12:52 pm

    Howzit all, using the free internet at the dealership as I wait for my car to be tinted.
    Too bad I cannot go to my usual sites, too many people passing by behind me

  86. jojo ® August 5, 2008 12:52 pm

    al – which one is full? My tummy is full at the moment.

  87. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 12:55 pm

    Howzit Loa – must be a new hire from the mainland or someone living in Makua Cave.

    re quinoa – still learning to be the Iron Chef Jawaiian style. lol

  88. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 12:57 pm

    Thanks LK.

    Loa – you sure sleep early.

    sjmacro – Thanks for the update! I’ll be out there a couple of days once the players start wearing their football pads.

    Looks like the 6:00 a.m. get together at Genji’s is filling up fast!

  89. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 12:59 pm

    LV – LMAO!

    If can, can. If no can, still can.

  90. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 1:00 pm

    quinoa? is that like a guinea pig? Taste like chicken?

  91. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 1:01 pm

    It’s hot out there. You’ll be eaten by a bear.

  92. sjmacro August 5, 2008 1:02 pm

    dp classmate: LWJ still looks good with that burst, caught a nice bullet from Alexander and took off down the middle. On the whole, the skills players and dbs look to be in good condition, these are the ones that showed up for almost all of the afternoon UWs.
    For the most part rolo, smith, and stutz are not as loud Gerke, but they definitely coach hands on by example.
    Another, thing I notice is all the coaches get on the players to finish out the play, even if you are a trailer. No draggin butts out there, good for the conditioning and game mentality.

  93. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 1:03 pm

    SJ, thanks for the practice update. I really wanted to get out there today, but I had an 11:00 conference. Funny story about the photographer. Was Stretch’s recruit Mr. Gloves there again today?

  94. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 1:03 pm

    (Uncle) Pomai – I tried logging on, but had no success.

  95. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 1:05 pm

    btw ST you may have to reformat you camera card either through the camera or the computer to get past the “card not initialized” display.

    Holy cow, this just cracks me up. I think ST was one of those guys with the blinking clock on his vcr.

  96. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 1:07 pm

    Afternoon gang…sheesh, busy morning, heading out to lunch now.

    Thanks for the updates sjmacro…sounds like things are going pretty good. Keep up the intensity and intense training….make us proud in da Swamp.

    The bar at Genji’s will be open per Steve M’s ealier post for all those who asked.

  97. HiFlyer August 5, 2008 1:07 pm

    J(J), SteveM – add me to the list for the Fla. PPV at Genjis.

    Now I just have to remember to set my alarm clock to wake up in time.

  98. sjmacro August 5, 2008 1:07 pm

    Loa: a couple of us thought he was a Florida spy, partner to the guy that was talking to the airplanes yesterday and today. Almost called homey and Bulla for security— 😆 sjmacro

  99. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 1:08 pm

    The beauty of that two deep for the D is that you could take all the #2s and still have a solid defense. Awesome.

    I forgot to check yesterday, but has Paipai been out there yet?

  100. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 1:08 pm

    homey – KK should be able to be a DD for the Karaoke Call since he will still be in the last days of his bet with Stretch about staying dry…. MWahahahahahaha

  101. homey ➎ August 5, 2008 1:08 pm

    Interesting 2-deep defensive chart.

    Nice to read Hanohano and Correa are out there.

  102. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:09 pm

    waiting for the system to crash again…

    so proud of Mack for plotting the details of the camp so minutely. Glad it’s organized!

  103. sjmacro August 5, 2008 1:10 pm

    WarriorMojo: yes “mr. gloves” was there

  104. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 1:11 pm

    My theory on Jim Zorn:
    He has to downplay Colt.
    If he pumps him up, expectations go up, and the No. 2 makes shi-shi in his jock.
    But deep down, when Zorn is alone, I’m sure he’s saying: Hah! Take that Mel Kiper Jr.

  105. sjmacro August 5, 2008 1:12 pm

    Yes Paipai was out there today–sjmacro

  106. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 1:12 pm

    Note to self: watch Mana Silva because ERob was a stone cold stud at the Sugar Bowl and if Mana beat him out, it’s going to be dangerous for receivers back there.

  107. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 1:12 pm

    Not only is Paipai out there but he’s doing very well. He made a leaping interception today.

  108. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 1:14 pm

    I fixed the camera. Apparently when I uploaded photos yesterday, I pulled out the plug before going through the proper ejection procedure.
    And, no, please no jokes about premature ejection.

  109. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:14 pm

    ST, hope you’re right about Zorn. I am still upset with him.

  110. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:15 pm

    OK, no jokes about premature you know what!

  111. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:16 pm

    which QB did Paipai intercept?

  112. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 1:17 pm

    gigi – the system doesn’t really crash.

  113. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:18 pm

    Glad that Tala has a 3 year contract. Congrats and best wishes to him.

  114. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:19 pm

    if the system doesn’t crash, what does?

  115. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 1:23 pm

    gigi – chillax on Zorn and read this:


  116. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 1:24 pm

    homey – Quinoa has a very mild taste. Once you try it ,I gauruntee you will be hooked. If not, i’ll buy you a bottle of CR.

  117. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 1:25 pm

    In case people haven’t seen this due to blog difficulties:

    For those of use who can’t make it to the Swamp to cheer on our beloved Warriors, we can do the next best thing and get together and cheer them on. So, the first TV Tsaikogate viewing of 2008 is on. Come join us for a great time watching our Warriors take on the Florida Gators.



    Date: Saturday, August 30, 2008
    Time: 6:00 a.m. (yes, that’s six in the morning)
    Cost: $20 (all you can eat breakfast and all you can drink coffee)

    Breakfast menu includes:

    Miso soup
    fresh fruit
    scrambled eggs
    vienna sausage
    portugese sausage
    Genji fried rice
    steamed rice
    endless coffee

    Please visit Steve M’s website for further details and RSVP to either myself (on this blog) or Steve M.

    And yes, the bar will be open!!!


  118. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:26 pm

    yeah, Homey, I read that article about Colt. Had to chuckle about how quickly Colt came down to earth after flying so high.

  119. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 1:28 pm

    gigi – nothing crashes. What you are experiencing is highly technical technology specialists working on the same system the public is using to view or access the various ‘Tizer web pages.

  120. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 1:29 pm

    H-Bod – okay, I just tried it and I hate it!!! Now where’s my CR bottle! 😆

  121. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:31 pm

    well, if the webmasters would simply put up a notice stating that the site is under maintenance for 30 minutes and will be back at blah blah hour, it would be less frustrating for me.

    That is what wordpress does for my blog, and I appreciate it.

  122. Long Time UH Fan August 5, 2008 1:31 pm

    Would be interesting to see how the QBs picked before Colt in the ’08 draft fare:

    Atlanta: round 1, #3 pick…Matt Ryan, Boston College
    Baltimore: round 1, #18 pick..Joe Flacco, Delaware
    Green Bay: round 2, #56 pick…Brian Brohm, Louisville
    Miami: round 2, #57 pick…Chad Henne, Michigan
    Minnesota: round 5, #137 pick…John David Booty, USC
    ***COLT BRENNAN***
    NY Giants: round 6, #198 pick….Andre Woodson, Kentucky
    Green Bay: round 7, #209 pick…Matt Flynn, LSU
    Houston: round 7, # 223 pick…Alex Brink, Washington State U.

  123. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 1:32 pm

    (J)J – I’d like to be there with the gang at Genji’s but it depends on certain elements being in my favor.

  124. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:33 pm

    ST, that’s good news about Graunke. I hope things work out for him.

  125. mctruck August 5, 2008 1:33 pm

    TALA!!! TALA!!! TALA!!!

    Eh!, Graunke…you giving me heartburns…get your act together and do what you supposed to do; you not setting a very good example for others on your team and younger kids who look up to you.

  126. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 1:34 pm

    gigi – Although Tala signed a 3-year contract, it is not gauranteed. He still has to make the team.

  127. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 1:37 pm

    gigi – So after reading that article you should be able to see Zorn’s point of view and also the views that was posted yesterday by those who have experienced a coach’s critique and praise and the reasoning posted by ST.

    Zorn is doing his job and he will say more coach-speak as the preseason and regular season rolls along. That’s just part of the game. Just don’t think too much black and white because there are hidden messages if you read between the lines.

  128. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:38 pm

    hmmm, I thought a contract by definition is guaranteed. Why have a contract if it isn’t?

  129. BowsForever August 5, 2008 1:39 pm

    Graunke, it’s not gonna get any easier for you once the season AND school begins, but you can do it man! If you have to start the season as a backup, well, so be it. If nothing else, don’t give up on yourself!

  130. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 1:39 pm

    Tyler – This is your LAST chance. You NEED to step it up! PROVE that you are a leader.


  131. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:40 pm

    OK, homey, you are probably right about “coach-speak.”

  132. tom mui August 5, 2008 1:42 pm


    A contract is “binding” or “guaranteed” only if the other party does what he/she is suppose to do – like we will do the following – salary and benefits – if you do the following – like make the team.

  133. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 1:43 pm

    ST – Thanks for the updates!

    The two-deep D lineup looks SOLID!!!

  134. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 1:43 pm

    tanx for all da updates on practice 2day fellas

    2 deep looks interesting. hopefully CJ has found a permanent home a d-end. starters at dline looks good, but kinda concerned about the depth at d-end, not the talent just the inexperience i guess.

    lb’s look great, looks like brashton is this year’s version of b.k. as the 4th LB. hope he can spell Sol, and at times Sol can spell either AL or Blaze.

    still haven’t gotten a chance to watch JDowling. if he really isda real dela, then him and Mouton will be da best combo of Corners this school has probably seen in a looooong time.

  135. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 1:45 pm

    Tom, does that contract guarantee that Tala will indeed be given 3 years to make the team?

  136. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 1:45 pm

    Ahh, Graunke has an opportunity to correct his deficiencies…Would that same ‘break’ be given to any other student? Is someone twisting someone’s arm? If Graunke took care of business the first time around…

  137. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 1:49 pm

    homey – re 120 LOL!

  138. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 1:53 pm

    Gigi, football contracts are generally premised upon the player making the team. Usually, the only part that is guaranteed is the signing bonus.

    Tyler’s situation is becoming a distraction. How is this guy going to be a team leader at this point? “He can’t even run his own life/I’ll be damned if he’ll run mine”.

  139. BowsForever August 5, 2008 1:55 pm

    Mack really, REALLY talked up Dowling in that Ohana Fest Tsaiko event video I watched. Didn’t mention him by name, but I distinctly remember hearing something about a transfer from Oregon who plays cornerback and has the potential to be a first-round draft pick.

  140. Mrs. A-House August 5, 2008 1:55 pm

    Hi Rob25 !

    Sorry about this really belated birthday shoutout. Been away from the blog for a couple of weeks. Hope you enjoyed your special day with family and plenny fuud.

    Hi Everybody !

    Can you believe it! Only 25 more days (close enough BigHilo?) to the showdown in da Swamp! Imua Warriors !!

    Hi Colt !

    If you’re lurking out there, just know that your hanai family in Hawaii (numbering in the thousands) are sooo proud and happy, but not surprised, at your OUTSTANDING debut in the Redskins victory over the Colts on Sunday! Imua Colt !!

    Hi A-Joe & A-Sports !

    If you’re lurking out there, continue to enjoy your vacation. Safe travels all along the way and return…

  141. Nelson from DC August 5, 2008 1:57 pm

    Well, the bandwagon has officially come to a stop. Coach Zorn did the right thing and did a lot of “after reviewing the tape…” commentary on Colt’s performance, and it’s working.

    In my opinion, it is the best that could happen to both Colt and Coach Zorn.

    Also, recent history with the Redskins is full of examples of players who became greater than the team and, soon after, became gone. Colt needs to stay humble (which he is doing), get one year under his belt, and rock the house next year. Humility is the most rewarded trait for a Redskins player. That could not have been more evident during this Hall of Fame weekend, and I’m glad Colt got to see that.

  142. HiFlyer August 5, 2008 1:57 pm

    Hawaiianbod – you can give Homey an empty bottle, it doesn’t say anything about it being a full bottle.

  143. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 2:00 pm

    homey, I just noticed that there is a 5 in a circle next to your name. Guess you’re a CB lover, huh? lol

  144. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:01 pm

    Meanwhile, back in the youth homefront, congratulations to the Pearl City Senior Little League team as they made it to the SLL World Series. (Shout out to team member Jordan Oshiro)


  145. tom mui August 5, 2008 2:02 pm


    Quinoa is a grain that can be cooked either in the rice cooker or over the stove.

    Lois has used quinoa before over the stove but wants to know what proportions are used in a rice cooker.

  146. falsekkrack August 5, 2008 2:04 pm

    Question from Maui for those watching practices…..

    How is Mana Silva looking? Size, speed, conditioning…?

    You get the feeling he’s gonna give guys cracks….

  147. BowsForever August 5, 2008 2:04 pm

    Totally agree, Nelson from DC. Though Colt’s gonna have more followers than ever at practices.

    One thing does worry me a little though — I remember seeing a message board post or something on some Redskins forum, the guy met Colt at some popular bar in town. According to the poster Colt was his usual friendly self, just havin’ a beer or two, said he’d probably be a regular there. Of course there’s nothing wrong with drinking responsibly, Colt can now do what most other 24-year-olds can do now that his probation’s all done with, but Colt, just make sure you stay extra careful, OK? Clearly you’ve learned a lot from the Colorado incident, but don’t forget what got you into that mess in the first place…

  148. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:07 pm

    gigi – coincidental…the 5 represents the 5 rings in the Olympic symbol…or was I referring to Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Bench, Brooks Robinson, George “tar bat” Brett, Bill Walton, Kevin Garnett, or the 5 fingers of death. Oh yeah, Colt is #5 isn’t he!

  149. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 2:15 pm

    good luck graunke!

  150. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 2:17 pm

    just curious, which one of the WR’s was supposed to have that 4.2 somethin speed??? i forget.

    also, do our corners have that speed? listening to bobby this morning talk to the florida radio guy, the gators have speedsters at all receiver positions.

  151. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 2:17 pm

    homey, looks like you researched the no. 5 really well, or just have a phenomenal memory.

  152. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 2:23 pm

    gigi…in the NFL, players are usually only guaranteed their signing bonus. The contracts they sign are generally predicated on the premise that they make the team.

  153. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:23 pm

    gigi – I lived and breathed baseball as a youngster. Anyway, males have a tendency to remember player numbers. Well, those interested in sports I mean. Famous #’s from the past: 23, 32, 44…

  154. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 2:24 pm

    oops…sorry tom mui and warriormojo…didn’t see your earlier posts… 🙂

  155. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 2:24 pm

    Warrior Mojo-
    I totally agree with your post regarding the first and second Defense.

    I guess I’ll try and post this comment now. I wonder how long it’s gonna take THIS time?

  156. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:25 pm

    chawan – 4.2 something speed is a hoax. 😆

  157. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:26 pm

    Where’s DPK today? He hasn’t posted anything all day!

  158. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 2:26 pm

    *Post 155 only takes a few seconds to post… Astonishing! DPK flops around in shock, like the fat pirnha he sometimes is…*

  159. hialoha August 5, 2008 2:27 pm

    Graunke should step aside and ask coach to make him second string since he’s a distraction now.

  160. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 2:28 pm

    “piranha not pirnha”

  161. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 2:29 pm

    ST- “Parlance?” Ho- big words, eh? I thought newspaper articles supposed to maintain an 8th grade level of comprehension? (I’m sorry, …of undah-standing)

  162. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 2:29 pm

    homey…wasn’t Mickey Mantle #5 as well? What about the famous #12’s in the NFL (i.e. Staubach, Bradshaw)….

    and what conditions have to be right homey…no surf on August 30? and you get up early enough to make the party? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  163. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 2:29 pm

    I can remember Timmy’s number 14 and CB’s 15, but can’t remember Rolo’s number.

    I’ll always remember RGM was #1 and Bess #7.

  164. al August 5, 2008 2:30 pm

    post #121…..let’s compare apples and oranges.

    warrior beat blog has 15,000 hits per day gigi-hawaii 300?

    h-1 rush hours traffic vs jack lane, nuuanu.

    how many times will the blog slow down? given the amount of traffic?
    compare that with the lady’s blog.

    how many times will the h-1 have bumper to bumper, accidents, stalled vehicles, etc?
    compare that with jack lane.

  165. Stretch August 5, 2008 2:30 pm

    August 5th, 2008 at 2:17 pm
    just curious, which one of the WR’s was supposed to have that 4.2 somethin speed??? i forget.

    I think I seen him on the sidelines at yesterday’s practice. He had his gloves on and ready to rock and roll.

  166. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:31 pm

    Breaking News – Greenpeace has just been dispatched to the Punchbowl area to help push a flopping whale back in the ocean.

  167. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 2:32 pm

    *DPK and Kekoa stand side by side, flailing away at their air guitars, thrashing around and waving their hair, all the while singing: “WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT! NO!!! WE AINT GONNA TAKE IT!!! WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT… ANYMOOOOOOOORE!!!* :LOL:

  168. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:32 pm

    I thought Mantle was #7?

  169. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 2:34 pm


  170. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 2:35 pm

    The most views in a 24 hr period my blog has ever gotten was 1,185 in July 2007 — the night of the 1st anniversary WB bash. Since then, it’s been in the hundreds and rarely gets into the thousands.

  171. Committed Lurker August 5, 2008 2:35 pm

    Are we even sure that Graunke will be able to complete his coursework and join the team early next week?

    If he is unable to, his status with the team would be in jeopardy (if it isn’t already), and from a playing standpoint, he might just end up serving as the clean-up guy behind Funaki and Alexander (in no particular order)…..assuming Coach Mac doesn’t suspend him.

  172. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 2:38 pm

    Sorry homey,
    Not even your floppin’ pie hole is gonna bring me down right now. It’s a beautiful day, the blog is refreshing like a real blog, I get to take a walk outside for some excercize, and then I’m a gonna wash muh car.

  173. jm2375 August 5, 2008 2:38 pm

    the link to your website goes someplace else – a retail site? Weird.

  174. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:39 pm

    gigi – I know by just a blog name change you can get thousands of hits hourly!

  175. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 2:41 pm

    what, homey, “gigi sex toys”???

  176. Izzy August 5, 2008 2:41 pm

    Here in Washington (no, not the ‘other’ Washington, Washington STATE), Jim Zorn has a history. Here is some of that ‘history.’



    I think Colt is in good hands.

  177. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 2:41 pm

    homey…I couldn’t remember I knew it was either 5 or 7…and you’ve confirmed it was 7….

  178. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:42 pm

    DPK – well if you are going for a walk don’t forget to hydrate and have a water pumper truck follow you to keep you wet. 😆

  179. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 2:42 pm

    Commited Lurker- You bring up a good point that should be explored further. Say Graunke doesn’t make it. what then. Will his failure affect UH’s graduation rate score? Will it count as a negative against the team?

    A big, “SHUGAZ!” if it does.

  180. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 2:42 pm

    Tell “Gloves” to make sure he is ready to play. When homey visits practice, we’ll have some one on ones between he and homey.

  181. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:43 pm

    GIGI said WHAT??? OMG!!! SMU HER!

  182. al August 5, 2008 2:44 pm

    oh nooo. the mick was number 7.

  183. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 2:44 pm

    Other famous #12s…Tom Brady, Joe Namath

  184. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 2:45 pm

    haha hubby told me he lurks on the WB, but only looks for gigi’s posts. Now I feel I gotta be careful about what I write.

    hi, hubby!

  185. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:46 pm

    DPK – one on one? Beer or eating contest?

  186. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 2:47 pm

    al…remember MM was waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy before my time…I just read about him in the history books…. MWAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

  187. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 2:48 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    August 5th, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    what, homey, “gigi sex toys”???


    Brilliant! Then you could “jack – up” the number of comments you get by offering a free sex toy to every 100th poster. Homey would post at LEAST a hundred times a a day! 😆

  188. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 2:48 pm

    my favorite #12, the LB/QB — Jim Kelly 🙂 damn it norwood 🙁

  189. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:48 pm

    I can’t think of any #12 for baseball or basketball.

  190. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:50 pm

    (J)J – al was the batboy when Ty Cobb was playing. I know, go google Ty Cobb…

  191. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 2:50 pm

    Just be ready, when you see “Gloves” you’ll understand. 😉

  192. BG August 5, 2008 2:51 pm


    Please save seats for Betty and I on the 30th at Genji’s…gonna be krazy! 😀

  193. Rob777 August 5, 2008 2:52 pm

    hey homey – What conditions are you talking about? You know that they have CR!

  194. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 2:54 pm

    HiFlyer – good one! LOL.

  195. al August 5, 2008 2:55 pm

    mouton had been clocked at 4.28 at jc with a consistent 4.3+.

  196. d1島 August 5, 2008 2:55 pm

    Robxx is in Vegas now at the Triple 7 Pub?

  197. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:55 pm

    Rob1.6180339887 – Same conditions that prevented me from going to all but one tailgate last season.

  198. Rob888 August 5, 2008 2:56 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    August 5th, 2008 at 2:48 pm
    gigi-hawaii ©:

    August 5th, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    what, homey, “gigi sex toys”???


    Brilliant! Then you could “jack – up” the number of comments you get by offering a free sex toy to every 100th poster. Homey would post at LEAST a hundred times a a day!

    Nice one DPK. You have to be quick to outwit homey!

    Mrs. A-House – Thanks. I missed you at two gatherings now and I know that you won’t be at the Florida game at Genji’s, but you cheer loud and proud for me.

  199. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:56 pm

    al – FWIW, I’m a consistent 4.3+

  200. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 2:58 pm

    wasn’t rolo #12?

  201. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 2:58 pm

    Rob1.6180339887 – I didn’t reply to DPK because I already have many “toys”. Who needs a gigi? Not me.

  202. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:00 pm

    chawan – no.

  203. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:00 pm

    chawan – no as in not when he played for Hawaii.

  204. al August 5, 2008 3:01 pm

    thanks james and homey.

    ty cobb? is that some kind of smoking pipe?

    true story…..i had an old mickey mantle baseball card. i swear it was his rookie card. i kept them all in an old shoe box, yeah, all the old yankees.

    i go away for a year. mom moves meanwhile. i come home and one day i say, “hey mom, where’s my old shoe box?”

    “what shoe box? huh?”

  205. Rob999 August 5, 2008 3:01 pm


    August 5th, 2008 at 2:55 pm
    Robxx is in Vegas now at the Triple 7 Pub?

    I don’t even know where that is! I only go to Vegas for athletic events…like visit the ATM, hit the slots, tip the waitress, hydrate well in the casino, visit the ATM again, stumble back to my room. Too many deposits and not enough withdrawls!

  206. al August 5, 2008 3:03 pm

    homey….i believe your wife said that too.
    4.3+ on a scale of one to ten.

  207. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 3:03 pm

    Tom Mui – Wow, another quinoa fan. Tell Aunty Lois to soak it first, drain the water then add one-half cup more water than quinoa. You might have to adjust to your taste. The directions says to add two parts water to one part quinoa but that’s too much water.

  208. Mike August 5, 2008 3:04 pm

    Glad that Graunke may have a chance to play this year, but — GRRR — if I were a student in that same class and I didn’t get an “A,” I’d demand that the professor give me an “opportunity” to raise it after the fact, too. Totally unfair.

  209. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:04 pm

    August 5th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Too many deposits and not enough withdrawls!

    Rob1.6180339887 works at a chicken ranch?

  210. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:05 pm

    al – well could be worse, could be a scale of 100.

  211. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 3:06 pm

    Graunke is such a talented football player. I wish him only the best.

  212. al August 5, 2008 3:06 pm

    now that hubby is lurking….i noticed a self imposed hush.

    seriously though…..how will he regain the respect and admiration of his peers? graunke, i mean.

    not you david.

  213. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 3:08 pm

    Homey – Thanks for the 411 on the PCLL team. I wonder if my nephew (Kahana Neal) is on the team.

    Pearl City REPRESENT!!!

  214. sjmacro August 5, 2008 3:08 pm

    dp classmate & bows forever: from what I’ve seen at the UWs Jameel is like a close shadow and is always around the ball.–sjmacro


  215. al August 5, 2008 3:09 pm

    say which mike is this?

    is this the mike with the girlfriend with the colt helmet?

  216. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:10 pm

    gigi – Graunke is fortunate to be surrounded by people who look out for him. If this was Bangladesh he’d be on death row already.

  217. Mike August 5, 2008 3:10 pm

    Jameel is going to very good for this team. What a catch.

  218. al August 5, 2008 3:10 pm

    missing persons……

    so what happened to Chris Leatigaga?

  219. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:11 pm

    H-Bod – I think he is on the team!

  220. Mike August 5, 2008 3:12 pm

    Hi Al,

    I’m the Mike whose girlfriend prominently displays said helmet on the coffee table in the middle of her living room. No touching allowed. The helmet, I mean. Mostly.

  221. al August 5, 2008 3:12 pm

    oh spoke too soon….she’s back.

  222. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 3:14 pm

    Let’s just hope Graunke FINALLY “gets it”. Nuff said.

    “Toys” are for amatuers. (I’d like to offer that remark as being stated by Rob21, she’s not quick enough to defend herself sometimes.) 😆

  223. Mike August 5, 2008 3:14 pm

    BTW, Glove-Man was at practice today but without the gloves. No monologues on the beauty of life or self-pummeling, either. He needs to step it up.

  224. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 3:18 pm

    Mike – I totally agree with you!

  225. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 3:18 pm

    Okkkkkkkk…… Time to walk the whale. You chirren play nicely. (BTW,
    notice how quickly the posts come when it doesn’t take FOREVER for them to load. Special thanks to whom ever fixed the blog today.)

  226. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 3:19 pm

    Homey, you never heard of the Concert for Bangladesh?

  227. Committed Lurker August 5, 2008 3:20 pm

    @addahknowjoe: I’m not sure how the whole APR scoring thingy works, but from what I reckon, if Graunke doesn’t make it and ends up not graduating this academic year (by May 2009), I think it will knock against UH regardless of whether or not he does play this 2008 season.

    We all hope that he’ll be available this season given the stronger schedule and his experience, but if Coach Mac looks to want to run a tight ship w/r/t academics (he says he wants to graduate 100% of his players), we better hope that Graunke gets on the right track soon if he still wants any chance of participating with the team this season. IMO, I think that despite his grandfatherly figure within the community, Coach Mac might not have any qualms cutting people from the team if they appear to be heading off into the wrong direction academically as well as off-the-field. From a life standpoint, I hope Graunke completes his degree work regardless of how long it may take him.

  228. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 3:20 pm

    Mike, so what was that sentence in your column today supposed to say before the copy setter or whoever got ahold of it?

  229. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 3:21 pm

    Everyone say “OOOOOOOOOOH!!” to DPK for getting… A NEW CAR!

  230. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 3:22 pm

    thanks again for sending the paper. did you see the pic?

  231. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 3:22 pm

    Mile – re 220 LMAO!

  232. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:23 pm

    WM – Nope. I haven’t heard of that concert. Is it to stop executions? Maybe I should have said Turkey?

  233. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 3:23 pm


  234. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:25 pm


  235. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 3:25 pm

    Thanks Homey! Now I gotta make some phone calls.

  236. Mike August 5, 2008 3:26 pm

    Mojo: Oh no. I’m afraid to look. What got messed up?

    Chawan: No problem. Sorry for all of the delays.

    Bod: Thanks, but put your A back on. We’ve got a lot of sittin’ and watchin’ to do this season!

    What kind of car did DPK get?

  237. Rabidfanman August 5, 2008 3:28 pm

    (Jesse) James and/or SteveM:

    Please count me in for the florida game at Genji’s, plus one guest. I’ll try to add this to SteveM’s site, but didnt see a link on the ‘event’ page. I’ll also inquire there as to needed prepayment, etc. Mahalo for taking a load off my mind about where to watch!

  238. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:28 pm

    A submersible car?

  239. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 3:30 pm


    “But the truth (inconvenient to some) is that truth, beauty, and all of the virtuous like are, to many men, often contained in the ugliest vessels.”

    This is the print edition.

  240. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 3:30 pm

    Hi Tsaikos & Tsaikettes!

    Howzit going today? I see it’s so hot Stretch might go bald??? j/k

  241. al August 5, 2008 3:31 pm

    mike…..you should have invoked the guests’ rule #8 at parties. you know the one that says, i brought you therefore any prizes are mine.

  242. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 3:32 pm

    LOL at homey. I don’t know about submersible. It was on dry land when I saw it, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

  243. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 3:32 pm

    A “nearly new” 2006 Chevy Impaler, oops I meant “Impala”.

  244. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 3:34 pm

    James and SteveM –
    I’ll be there for 8/30 Genji’s!

    Thank you SteveM for the email heads up!

  245. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 3:34 pm

    Post a pic of it Mojo. You’ll have homey’s lil pie hole slingin’ insults forever.

  246. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:36 pm

    Hi UHfan808! Hey, is your phone broken?

  247. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 3:36 pm

    Okkkk, da whale’s really gonna do an Esme now. “flippity, flappitty…”

  248. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:38 pm

    DPK – so did you get the 5.3 liter Impala?

  249. jojo ® August 5, 2008 3:39 pm


    delayed reaction

  250. homey ⑤ August 5, 2008 3:39 pm

    jojo was just faking it…

  251. al August 5, 2008 3:48 pm

    pie hole just doesn’t sound right.

  252. kapakahi August 5, 2008 3:50 pm


    Looked to me that while dressed for practice….that both Haku and Geordon were just observing but not participating in any drills this morning.

  253. kapakahi August 5, 2008 3:51 pm


    Also…I remember seeing Paipai get some reps (in place of Tyson) with the 2nd team D.

  254. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 3:52 pm

    Crown hole?

  255. Rob26 (Like Pride Said) August 5, 2008 3:54 pm

    Thanks DPK…too many people asking for help with Word and Excel…who do they think I am? Homey?

    At least someone is defending me…not like Al who was taking Homey to Ross to find me clown clothes.

  256. NYUH August 5, 2008 3:56 pm

    In case you don:t remember. Going to university is tough. Best of luck to Graunke and all the QBs.

  257. Kazz August 5, 2008 3:56 pm

    3rd time is the charm for Graunke?

  258. (Jesse) James August 5, 2008 3:59 pm

    Dang…Stretch going bald…?? Lucky the Tsaikettes aren’t going bald….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA (and people know what I’m talking about)….

  259. Rob21 August 5, 2008 4:00 pm


    Sorry I’m not too quick when people are interrupting my blog time!

    Hi uhfan808! Glad to see you will be going to Genji’s also! Funky Cold Medina!

  260. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 4:00 pm

    Nope, not yet. Why you going txt sommore steamy pics???

  261. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 4:06 pm

    Kapakahi, thanks for your observations. I’m very excited about the extra element that Paipai can add to this D.

  262. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 4:07 pm

    Hey Rob25!
    Will see you there. Can’t wait, cuz you know Tsaikos just know how to have fun!?!

    Hope you had a nice birthday!

  263. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 4:07 pm

    DPK, car pictures are at home. Will post tonight.

  264. Rob21 August 5, 2008 4:07 pm

    Ronnie – you coming to Genji’s? Virtually?

  265. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 4:08 pm

    Hey Rob25!
    Will see you there. Can’t wait!

    Hope you had a nice birthday!

  266. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 4:10 pm

    ooh that was an experiment. Interesting…

  267. BowsForever August 5, 2008 4:10 pm

    This is off topic, but can anyone give me some recommendations for a good cab/shuttle service to the airport that they’ve used before that cost an arm and a leg?

  268. BowsForever August 5, 2008 4:11 pm

    _Doesn’t_ cost an arm and a leg, I meant.


  269. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 4:13 pm

    I heard that Blaze was rolling again today after practice. True?

    I wonder what “team requirement” he failed to meet?

  270. WarriorMojo August 5, 2008 4:14 pm

    Because I think it’s a REALLY bad idea to have any player stress an area where he had a season long injury as a form of discipline.

  271. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 4:16 pm

    Hi UHfan! Wow, what a treat seeing you posting before midnight. hehehe.

  272. Rob21 August 5, 2008 4:17 pm

    UHfan808…Any new pics that you can send to me…like of Colt or Libre or Pilares…it could go on and on!

  273. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 4:17 pm

    LB’s look good for years to come w/ Paipai and TJ Alofipo etc.

    How’s about Vaughn (sp??) Meatoga, he in line for a shot at PT this year

  274. pocho August 5, 2008 4:18 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !

  275. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 4:19 pm

    Vaughn on the dline that is….

  276. Kazz August 5, 2008 4:21 pm


    I can only hope that there is a method to the madness.

    Maybe the punishment for the team rule violation was for more than one day?

    Seems like the only consistent thing I keep reading (around the net) from other people in other places is that some folks and some units are REALLY laboring out there.

    But like ST said, it’s the second day which is pretty much the same as the 1st day and improvement will come. The week of August 18th should be the one week everything (conditioning and chemistry) should fit.

  277. da princess' classmate August 5, 2008 4:22 pm

    that’s so true WM, very questionable decision to have blaze rolling like dat, guess we just have to trust in gmac…

  278. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 4:22 pm

    I always call THE CAB 422-2222 to take me to the airport.

  279. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:23 pm

    Aloha Tsai-ko Nation…

    Colt Brennan – I love you man, Washington is going to love you too. Coach Zorn loves you but he has to do what a coach does and bring out the best in you. It’ll come cause you are the SHIZNIT!!! Take the criticism, work, stay humble, live Aloha, and garrans bu we see you in the real SB one day…as in Supah Bowl Baby!!!

    Graunke – Dayumit I would love to just kick you in the arse for reals. You piss me off but I still support you and hope you get your chit together. We need your arse out there so do what you gotta do!

    Funaki – I have much faith in you! Good luck this season and lead us to victory!!!

    Blaze – you dayum clown, focus bu, I no like hear about you rolling around the field for stupid stuff. I like see you steam rolling guys period!

    Tala Esera – Indianapolis Colts – Good luck, keep working, make us proud.

    C.J. Hawthorne – Buffalo Bills – Good luck, do work…

  280. Rob25 August 5, 2008 4:23 pm

    WM – I’m wondering about the reason for the punishment also. Have to agree with you…can’t be good for that shoulder. What is the purpose of the rolling as opposed to something else?

    Homey – Any thoughts?


    August 5th, 2008 at 4:08 pm
    Hey Rob25!
    Will see you there. Can’t wait!

    Hope you had a nice birthday!

    Thanks for the double mention…that means that you like me, you really like me.

  281. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:24 pm

    I like Vaughn Meatoga, I think he’s a sleeper and could emerge and get significant playing time this year…

  282. Kazz August 5, 2008 4:26 pm


    What’s going on here?

    I got a text message from my friend who said Cal Lee was on the Sports Animals and Coach Lee says Blaze was not punished at all and just wanted to make sure he was ready for Florida…

  283. Kazz August 5, 2008 4:27 pm

    I’m going cross-eyed… I need a smoke…

  284. Rob25 August 5, 2008 4:28 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    August 5th, 2008 at 4:22 pm
    I always call THE CAB 422-2222 to take me to the airport

    You live in Foster Village, but I live in Kalama Valley (near Sandy Beach) and that would cost me an arm, leg, and one child. I could use Homey if he didn’t work nights.

  285. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 4:31 pm

    homey, I meant —
    Nope, not yet. Why, you going txt sommore steamy pics???

  286. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:31 pm

    Depth Chart looks legit somewhat…

    Wassup with Alasi Toilolo and Chris Leatigaga?

    Paipai is going to be a beast, once he packs on some solid muscle to his frame I can imagine a “KILLAH” fo reallah! Could see him possibly moving to DE with his size and speed…

    Paipai ” Make you Cry ” Falemalu

  287. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 4:31 pm

    WM – I agree with you re Blaze. Not to akamai. Yesterday, the Sports Granimals spoke with Coach Cal Lee and he said it wasn’t a form of punishment but an exercise Blaze chose to do. Go figure.

  288. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:33 pm

    Whoa what’s going on get some undacova lovas in hea or what?

    homey – you stud, teach me oh great one, lol…

  289. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 4:33 pm

    Ahh that’s better. I’m all happy now. Just turned on my computer. Phone was taking too long to refresh.

    : )

  290. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:36 pm

    Howzit UHfan808…

  291. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:38 pm

    Howzit Aunty Rob25…

  292. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:39 pm

    Sup Bruddah Kazz…

  293. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:40 pm

    Sup Hawaiianbod…

  294. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 4:42 pm

    James/SteveM – count me in for the BIGGEST upset of the season. AU’RYTE!!!


  295. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:42 pm

    Sup Errybody else who stay lurking…

  296. Rob25 August 5, 2008 4:44 pm

    Hi PB…you gonna fly home and join us for Genji’s breakfast?

  297. Kelli August 5, 2008 4:46 pm

    I hope Tyler is able to complete the necessary work to return to the team.

    OMG! I wanna go to the breakfast thing at Genji’s? Is that like The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shibuku or whatever her name was? Shoots, I don’t know if I can get out of bed that early, but football and food are VERY reasons to rise and shine at the crack of dawn.

  298. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 4:48 pm

    Howzit PB! How’s your new home/neighborhood treating you and the ohana?

    Hope the back gets better.

  299. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 4:48 pm

    UH gets Deondre Powell.

  300. PIAA DS August 5, 2008 4:50 pm

    New commit to UH tonight:

    Deondre Powell, Gahr H.S., CA, WR – teammate of UH QB Commit Corey Nielson

  301. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 4:53 pm

    Aunty Rob25, sheeit I wish I could. Not sure, planny stuffs going on at work right now so not sure. Anything is possible though, I actually trying to see if maybe in November can come back and catch the Idaho and Washington St. games…

  302. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 4:53 pm

    wow, ST and Doris racing to get the scoop

  303. d1島: August 5, 2008 4:53 pm

    Great Afternoon All.

    Looks like the inexperience of the DB’s may extend into the new season for the Geckos.
    Freshman Will Hill is expected to challange RS Soph Ahmad Black for the starting SS position.

    The way freshman Will Hill sees it, there’s already a player in front of him on the depth chart.
    If the Florida safety has his way, however, that won’t be the case for long.
    “(A starting spot) is what I’m fighting for,” the 6-foot-2, 203-pound Hill said after Tuesday’s workouts with the Gators. “With these guys going down…I knew I was going to play early, but the opportunity just came.”
    Although sophomore Major Wright is a fixture at free safety, the Gators’ strong safety position has suffered more than any other this offseason. Starting strong safety Dorian Munroe and backup free safety John Curtis are out for the season with knee injuries. UF kicked free safety Jamar Hornsby off the team early in the summer after his arrest for felony theft.
    The primary player battling Hill for playing time is sophomore Ahmad Black, who played sparingly last season.

  304. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 4:54 pm

    you definitely are a tsaiko…
    don’t let sleep keep you from from that fun filled morning.

  305. PIAA DS August 5, 2008 4:54 pm

    Darn ST, you got me by 2 minutes, I shouldnt have delayed hitting ‘submit’ while I was on the phone..hahahaha

  306. Kazz August 5, 2008 4:55 pm


    August 5th, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    I hope Tyler is able to complete the necessary work to return to the team.

    OMG! I wanna go to the breakfast thing at Genji’s? Is that like The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shibuku or whatever her name was? Shoots, I don’t know if I can get out of bed that early, but football and food are VERY reasons to rise and shine at the crack of dawn.

    As I always tell people that may not be “morning people”, “It’s one thing to wake up before 6am to go to work or class… it’s a far better thing to wake up before 6am for leisure.”

  307. d1島: August 5, 2008 4:55 pm

    Despite the info from my last comment, the defense snagged two of Tebows passes in 7’s today.

    Apparently the defense played well Tuesday — so well that Tim Tebow matched a third of his interception total from all of last season. Obviously we’re not measuring the Heisman winner by 7-on-7 drills, but it’s noteworthy anytime the guy throws a pick. CB Joe Haden intercepted one pass and LB Brandon Spikes snagged the other.

  308. Rob25 August 5, 2008 4:57 pm

    Pb- You could just MAC in and out that weekend…if not let me know…I may have an extra ticket to the games. You don’t have to sit by me, it would get you in the gate.

  309. Kazz August 5, 2008 4:57 pm

    Talofa Pauoa Boy!

  310. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 4:58 pm

    Kelli – AU’RYTE! Too bad you can’t bring our lil Warrior

  311. d1島: August 5, 2008 4:58 pm

    Glad to see that the coaches were paying attention to those films of Nielsen and Co. There’s a LOT of YAC-ing going on at Gahr HS!

  312. Kazz August 5, 2008 4:59 pm


    Tebow better get used to it.

  313. al August 5, 2008 5:00 pm


    hi girl. i will be on good behavior. i don’t want you to send the troops out and throw me in the brig.

    were you looking for airport trans? we sometimes call this shuttle service. this guy is in hawaii kai. 396-6633 reasonable. usually a big caddy will take you down in comfort. reasonable.

  314. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 5:01 pm

    Welcome to the Warrior Ohana Deondre!!!

  315. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 5:02 pm

    Deondre Powell welcome to the Warrior Family! You can never have enough speed.

    Thanks ST!!

  316. d1島: August 5, 2008 5:05 pm

    Bears watching how Percy Harvin does in coming back from heel surgery. Today wasn’t a good day for him.

    Wasn’t a good day for Percy Harvin, who didn’t participate in drills because of that nagging heel injury. The most action Percy Harvin got Tuesday was long-tossing with a teammate. The dynamic playmaker was seen limping for the second straight day. Two days of this is fine, but if we’re in Day 9 and Harvin’s having similar trouble, let the speculation commence. How he responds by the end of the week could be telling.

    “We just have to be real smart,” Meyer said. “He looked real sore today. We’re just being cautious.”

  317. Kelli August 5, 2008 5:06 pm

    Kazz: Good point. I might roll out of bed for class, but I’ll jump out of bed for football.

    SteveM: I just e-mailed you about Genji’s. Please let me know if we can still come!

  318. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 5:09 pm

    Aunty Rob25 – No worries about that, I will see what we got coming up at work and then see if can possibly fly back. What if I like sit by you? Nah, haha we’ll see though…

    Kazz – Talofa Uso…

    Howzit Kelli…I get some more energy drinks for you 🙂 lol

  319. Kelli August 5, 2008 5:10 pm

    Hawaiianbod: Now that I think about it, little Warrior monkey boy might actually have an easier time getting up that early than me. This kid is smart… I wake him up for school on the weekdays, but we have a role switch on weekends. He doesn’t waste a minute of a “no school day.” Sometimes he’s up well before 7 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

  320. d1島: August 5, 2008 5:10 pm

    A dinged up O-line could be noteworthy come game day in da Swamp. Recall that their O-linemen were changing jerseys during their Spring game and playing for both sides; this was holding things up during the broadcast. Maybe depth is a concern?
    Apparently moped (scooter) mishaps aren’t only a problem in Hawaii.

    Redshirt freshman wide receiver Paul Wilson worked out with the team but couldn’t catch any passes thanks to a displaced wrist that required surgery in June. He likely won’t be ready for the first game.

    The Gators are juggling three injuries on the offensive line, though none are serious enough to require missed time. Redshirt sophomore Maurice Hurt has a right-hand contusion from a scooter accident. Meyer said he should be fine in the next couple of days. Senior lineman Jim Tartt has a shoulder injury while redshirt sophomore lineman Carl Johnson is nursing a broken wrist.

  321. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 5:11 pm

    Aunty Rob(forever 21) – what special dining establishment did you enjoy on your birthday?

  322. d1島: August 5, 2008 5:13 pm


    Hope you’re right!

  323. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 5:15 pm

    3 words
    saturday morning cartoons…

    or do they still have those things?

  324. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 5:17 pm

    Hawaiianbod – The fam doing good, settling in au’ryte ova hea. Kind of hot right now lil bit.

    As far as the back, kind of discouraging as I gotta see the chiropractor next week. I cannot run, lift, or do any strenuous activities which means it’s not looking to good for me to pull a Brett Favre and play football this season. Already started practice but I’ve just been watching and rehabing the back. Hopefully the doc get some tricks up his sleeve or can juice my back so I can play. Right now I gotta take Vicodin so I can sleep comfortably. Doesn’t feel too bad but I was told my disks are out of place and too chill out for a couple weeks until further review…

  325. Bulla August 5, 2008 5:18 pm

    hope Hanohano and Haku get a chance to work out soon with the team. can’t learn a whole lot just watching. the D line is very deep with a lot of talent; we might see the both of them redshirting this first year. also that will give them time to get adjusted to college life both in and out of the class. best of luck to the both of them :):):)

  326. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 5:18 pm

    Kelli – sounds like the both of you make a great team – just like the Warriors. When I was that age, I would look forward to watching cartoons on the weekends.

  327. Kazz August 5, 2008 5:19 pm


    I no need be right.

    Mouton said so.

    Dowling agrees.

    Fonoti just wen stare at me and that’s when I did the 40 in 2.8.

  328. Kazz August 5, 2008 5:21 pm

    Saturday morning cartoons = showcase for the new toys that I bugged my parents to buy for me. 🙂

  329. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 5:22 pm

    Hi Hawaiianbod-
    Good seeing you here in day light, too! lol. Thank you for your good night sleep well-wishes. I’m very well rested, TY.

    RE PBS
    Ooh, does this mean you’ll join us this year’s Tsaiko-gates???

    BTW, the other day midori and I were just joking to Brew about “specialties.” I just LOVE PBS. It’s my favorite. And I don’t mind making a huge pot as long as I can share!

  330. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 5:23 pm

    Dayum 2.8 now das haulin arse…

  331. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 5:25 pm

    Just got off the phone with midori…she says, “Hi ! ! ! “

  332. Rob25 August 5, 2008 5:26 pm

    Thanks al-san. Not looking for transpo, but useful information to keep for future reference. Someone else mentioned here earlier…I was just putting in my two cents.

    Are you getting up with us on Aug. 30th?

  333. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 5:26 pm

    UHfan808 – Tell my sistah Midori I said Waddup Sis!

  334. Kelli August 5, 2008 5:29 pm

    chawan_cut and Hawaiianbod: I think they still have cartoons on Saturday mornings. But I honestly wouldn’t know! I know PBS Kids shows very well. Caillou is an annoying bald kid who whines a lot. Curious George is cute but my favorite is Super Why! (Google it… My favorite character is Alpha Pig — his ABC song is the best). I watched Arthur until high school, too, but I don’t like it anymore because someone else does the voices and it’s not the same. So I’m in college and I watch the news, Korean dramas and PBS. Normal, right?

    Pauoa Boy: Is it possible to have any more energy drinks? I actually had my usual cup of green tea this morning and then I brought a thermos to work. I usually have one or two cups after dinner, too.

  335. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 5:34 pm

    Who needs the Saturday Morning Cartoons when we have this place? 😆

  336. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 5:35 pm

    Kelli – Umm…yeah haha get planny more actually. Green Tea is good, I can only drink it hot though unless I drinking the Arizona kine. Get some Chinese mom/pop store that sell authentic teas from Hong Kong,etc… They have so many different styles to choose so I just ask the lady and she try to make me buy like 5 different ones for try. Boy, boy you buy dis ah gool fo you, dissa one too, helpah you cleeah your bahhly veddy gool, you like, I know, you try…

  337. Da Punchbowl Kid August 5, 2008 5:36 pm

    Great news about Deondre! Is it possible to get any of Gahr’s games online, I wonder…?

  338. Rob25 August 5, 2008 5:38 pm

    Hawaiianbod – I went to Gyotaku (sp) in Niu Valley with my parentals and kids. Hubby was still in the field…BOO! It was a nice quiet evening. I had the combo bento…katsu, teri beef, and tempura…mmmmmm good.

    HI Midori!!!

    PB – you can sit by me…but then you might want to look at the scoreboard. I sit next to it in the brown section…plus the band can get loud sometimes. Not louder than me though!

  339. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 5:40 pm

    LMAO @ Tebow…you gotta be kidding me throwing interceptions to your scrub teammates, bwahaha and you expect to pass against Mouton, Dowling, Roberts, Davis, Monteilh, Thomas, Silva, and E-Rob, you are a joke buddy! I feel sorry for you and the fact that the Warrior “D” will prove your Heisman trophy was just a fluke!!! GO WARRIORS!!!

  340. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 5:44 pm

    #272 Sorry no player pictures. But at last Thursday night’s fundraising dinner, midori and I have a pic with Craig Stutzmann!

    #280 You so funny. Of course I like you. I love you!!! (uh oh, guy Tsaikos will have fun with that)

    Glad to see you’ll can make it to K-Call, too. See you next week! 🙂

    We’ll be missing Ronnie! 🙁

  341. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 5:45 pm

    Aunty Rob25 – No worry, you ever seen somebody get nawts and jus buckaloose at one football game…???…just get readeh for go nawts, paddle the 5-0 canoe with T-leaf, lose your voice laddat, you know the usual Tsai-ko style…

  342. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 5:46 pm

    team usa has to learn to play better D.
    international teams can shoot the ball from anywhere. live and die by the 3. just like UH.
    also FIBA refs suck.

    kelli, hopefully you have UH sports in your tv lineup too.

  343. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 5:46 pm

    Hi Pauoa Boy!

  344. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 5:47 pm

    PB, hubby had a herniated disc in his lower back and had back surgery. Ever since then, he has experienced no back pain.

  345. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 5:48 pm

    #297 For the Warriors you can do anything!

  346. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 5:48 pm

    speaking of the Olympics, someone uploaded a Nike commercial with the Star Spangled Banner as the background music, with the USA basketball team practicing and preparing to represent us.


  347. Rob25 August 5, 2008 5:49 pm

    Sorry gotta esme…out!

  348. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 5:50 pm


    gigi- hawaii – I’m hoping it’s nothing too serious requiring surgery. Dunno though as it does hurt when I try to stretch or lean over to pick up stuff. Vicodin helps out alot…

  349. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 5:53 pm

    Oh Tyler, Tyler, Tyler-

    Be a team player.

    Be a team player and get back on the team.

    Work hard and get back onto the team because the team needs you.

    Really really really really.

    You can do it!
    GO TYLER!!!

  350. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 5:53 pm

    Vicodin was one of the drugs that killed Heath Ledger. Very addictive. Be careful with the stuff.

  351. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 5:59 pm

    Pauoa Boy,
    midori wants to know if your brother Kai can make it to KCall.

  352. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 6:00 pm

    Nah, I know better than to mess with that kine stuffs…I only take one before I sleep so I can sleep comfortable, suring the day I take Motrin…

  353. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 6:01 pm

    Jovonte Taylor is now on the rock.

  354. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 6:02 pm

    UHfan808 – I dunno cause he work graveyard kine shifts I think. I go ask em though.

  355. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:05 pm

    Pauoa Boy (again),
    Has your chiropractor tried ultra sound massage? Helped me when Iast I couldn’t open the door, walk easily, etc. What helps also is I now have my own massaging unit (from Shirokiya) and can “attack” the pain more frequently and get rid of it sooner.

  356. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 6:10 pm

    UHfan808 – Not sure I’ll find out when I go next week. Depends how bad my back really is though. When I went to the Doc he reffered me to a chiropractor cause he said my disks seem out of place, whatever that means?

  357. SteveM August 5, 2008 6:10 pm

    August 5th, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    Kazz: Good point. I might roll out of bed for class, but I’ll jump out of bed for football.

    SteveM: I just e-mailed you about Genji’s. Please let me know if we can still come!

    Kelli — I am waiting for Art (at Genji) to return my call about more reservation space. You and your family will bring the Tsai-ko count to 30. Will let you know via email when I get word.

  358. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 6:12 pm

    Um…why is my post awaiting moderation?

  359. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:13 pm

    Ooh, silky and sultry Olympics Nike commercial. TY for the link!

  360. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:16 pm

    Tebow throwing interceptions? Ooh, what will the “analysts” make up now???

  361. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 6:17 pm

    that’s your adjectives to describe the commercial… not mine!

  362. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:18 pm

    Welcome Javonte Taylor! Aloha!

    ST, any more pics??? Sorry no pressure…just checking…lol.

  363. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:22 pm

    Pauoa Boy,
    Okay, tell Kai that twins said he has a very nice voice. And we’d like to hear more.

    homey says he was walking the dogs and is now cooking. He’ll reply l8r. lol lol

  364. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 6:22 pm

    Not sure if this may have been posted earlier, but Coach Zorn is talking about Colt…and Colt interview…


  365. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:25 pm

    Hope it’s nothing much. Get well soon!

  366. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 6:27 pm

    UHfan808 – Shoots, you know he used to play gigs at some local bar scenes… he onleh was acking at Genji’s. Him and my younger bro is musically inclined me on the other hand cannot play an instrument or sing for chit! I have a custom made acoustic guitar that has been sitting pretty in its case that I would love to learn how to play, but I no more coordination, good thing I play sports 🙂

  367. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:28 pm

    Wow SteveM,
    8/30 is almost full house!?! Imagine a room full of Tsaikos watching first UH football season game…awesome Tsycho moments!!!

  368. SteveM August 5, 2008 6:28 pm

    We still have 9 spots open for the Karaoke Call next Saturday…

    Saturday – August 16, 2008
    Krazy Karaoke 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight (minimum)

    The large room at the Young Street Krazy Karaoke holds at least 55 persons. STRETCH has made the reservation and put down the deposits.

    Same arrangement as last April 19’s Krazy Karaoke Call

    • bring your own drinks (this room has a lot more cooler space)
    • bring snacks and pupu’s (optional)
    • $15 per person to cover room rental/karaoke
    • pay Stretch or designee at the door that night

    Current RSVP Count = 46

    RSVP on blog or email SteveM — stevem.hnl (at) gmail.com
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Updates will be posted in the Events Calendar section

  369. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:31 pm

    hahahahahaha. You can say *sultry* *silky* and *sexy* too!

    No worry, no worry, no one reads the blog…

  370. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 6:31 pm

    UHfan808 – Mahalos, I hope so too! Really want to play football this season so I can show off my Kealoha Pilares skills on “O” and my Blaze Soares hits on “D” haha…

  371. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 6:34 pm

    my camera malfunctioned today. even sj and princess couldn’t save it.
    but then it came back to life at the office.

  372. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 6:39 pm

    oops. ST, time to switch to your new camera.

  373. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 6:39 pm

    you stay wrong brah about rolo’s jersey # when he played here. he was definitely #12.

    check out these great vids to see for yourself. (enjoy them at the same time)

  374. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 6:41 pm

    yeah, thanks, chawan. I finally remembered that the guy who wore #1 was Chad Owens. I knew the name started with a C.

    Seems like such a loooong time ago.

  375. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 6:41 pm

    you should borrow uhfan808’s camera. although i’ve never seen it not in her hands. you should also tell her to empty out her memory card first too.

  376. TChahng August 5, 2008 6:42 pm


    Rolo’s #

    2000 – 16
    2001 – 12

  377. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 6:46 pm

    TChahng, I didn’t know it was legal to change one’s number…

    What was Rolo’s reason?

  378. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 6:46 pm

    That 2001 game against the BYU kitty cats is one of my all time favorites!

    Coach Rolo, Lelie, Owens, Coach Stutz – dummeh for kicking the ball lmao

  379. Kazz August 5, 2008 6:47 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    August 5th, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    UHfan808 – Not sure I’ll find out when I go next week. Depends how bad my back really is though. When I went to the Doc he reffered me to a chiropractor cause he said my disks seem out of place, whatever that means?

    Fa’atea says:

    “Das like da time my muli area was pottering me.

    I neva get em fix because I prot my car insurance card and not da medical insurance one.”

  380. Kazz August 5, 2008 6:48 pm

    Craig Stutzmann was one of the most under-appreciated punters in UH history.


  381. chawan_cut August 5, 2008 6:50 pm

    thanks for the clarification. i wasn’t sure either about the 12 because i forgot about the 16. maybe he found it bad luck with his first year.
    gigi, i think jersey # rules are determined by the coaches. i think its usually by seniority.

  382. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 6:51 pm

    I thought Craig Stutzmann was a receiver/slotback at UH.

  383. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 6:51 pm

    When did Chad Owens wear #1 ???

  384. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:51 pm

    I notice you change the title of the thread when you add to it (at the top). You have catchy titles that catch my interest and I like them. How come cannot just leave the titles but in smaller font???

  385. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 6:55 pm

    Google Chad Owens. I think he was before Colt.

  386. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:55 pm

    # Pauoa Boy:
    August 5th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    UHfan808 – Mahalos, I hope so too! Really want to play football this season so I can show off my Kealoha Pilares skills on “O” and my Blaze Soares hits on “D” haha…

    YW! For / With whom do you play? And don’t forget to send pictures/video! lol but not j/k

  387. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 6:56 pm

    # Stephen Tsai:
    August 5th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    my camera malfunctioned today. even sj and princess couldn’t save it.
    but then it came back to life at the office.

    Arrrgh…Not your new camera!?!?!

  388. 702WarriorNation August 5, 2008 6:59 pm

    Did the Dr. take any xrays of your back and show you where he said your disks seem out of place?
    Where is your injury located?
    Normally Dr. will give you anti-imflamatory meds along with pain pills.
    Am speaking from numerous experience with neck and lower back injuries and hate to see you not getting good advice and treatment.

  389. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 7:00 pm

    # chawan_cut:
    August 5th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    you should borrow uhfan808’s camera. although i’ve never seen it not in her hands. you should also tell her to empty out her memory card first too.

    Sure sure ST, anytime! But I’m sure your new one is nicer!

  390. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 7:01 pm

    Wasn’t Chad #82 and then #2 when Stutz grad???

  391. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 7:02 pm

    Right, 702, good advice. Get an x-ray and see an orthopedist.

  392. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 7:02 pm

    And “thanks” to Tim Chang’s finger, Rolo got to play!

  393. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 7:03 pm

    I remember that RGM was thrilled to get Chad’s #1 because of his legacy.

  394. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 7:05 pm

    Pauoa Boy:
    August 5th, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    UHfan808 – Shoots, you know he used to play gigs at some local bar scenes… he onleh was acking at Genji’s. Him and my younger bro is musically inclined me on the other hand cannot play an instrument or sing for chit! I have a custom made acoustic guitar that has been sitting pretty in its case that I would love to learn how to play, but I no more coordination, good thing I play sports

    Ahh, well that explains a lot. Acting? I’d like to see the Serious!

    Which one would you rather be good at? Good thing get eBay?

  395. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 7:08 pm

    UHfan808 – I play intramural tackle football and have been on the base all-star teams while stationed in Arizona and back home in K-Bay. Practices have started here in Cali and the season kicks off soon.

    702WarriorNation – Currently taking Motrin and Vicodin… Lower back area mostly where it hurts…I take X-rays next week when I go see a chiropractor… Injury doesn’t feel serious as I can still move around but I no like be tun-ta-dun and den end up more broken…

  396. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 7:10 pm

    PB, you should see an orthopedist, too.

  397. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 7:15 pm

    Hi gigi, hello 702WarriorNation!

  398. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 7:17 pm

    UHfan808 – I’d rather play sports, I cannot sing or play instruments, but unlike Jason Taylor a.k.a. twinkle toes, I can dance 🙂

  399. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 7:20 pm

    sorry had to an Esme.

    Kelli – no lie. You still watch cartoons (even when youri Midori! lil cousin is not in the room).

    UHfan -You’re more than welcome! Yah, i’ll be there for your infamous PBS. Would’nt miss it for the world. Hi Midori! Looking forward to meeting “The Twins”.

    PB – too bad don’t there isn’t a Hawaiian healer who can lomilomi you. Garans healed already.

    Tob (forever 21) – your dindin sounded soooo ono! I just love their shrimp tempura!!

  400. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 7:22 pm

    Aunty gigi – we’ll see how bad it really is and I’m sure the chiropractor will let me know what I gotta do. I don’t think my bones are hammajang though and it’s more muscle and tissue…dunno will find out though cause I have no clue when it comes to medical stuffs…

  401. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 7:23 pm

    sorry, I had to direct hubby to a malfunctioning lawn sprinkler. He fixed it.

    HI, UH FAN!

  402. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 7:24 pm

    The Saturday news showed Davone Bess in a #15 practice jersey. Anyone know if that’s new number? I think it’s neat.

    So did Davone call you back after that night Colt autographed my football? He looked great on TV, BTW!

  403. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 7:25 pm

    Hawaiianbod – No chit ah? Garrans if had one mean local chick who know how for lomilomi miracles would happen…lol. I wonder how much the twins would charge for lomilomi my back, 🙂 j/k

  404. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 7:25 pm


  405. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 7:25 pm

    haha when hubby left this morning, he saw me sitting at the computer.

    when he came home tonight, he saw me still sitting here.

    I need a life!

  406. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 7:29 pm

    sorry if I can’t count (went to AieaHS that’s why). hehehe.

  407. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 7:33 pm

    Hawaiianbod – Na Ali’i, what year you wen grad?

  408. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 7:35 pm

    Kazz – Re 379 ROTFLMAO!!!! You too funny brah!

  409. 702WarriorNation August 5, 2008 7:41 pm

    Hi UHfan808 am enjoying reading your posts. thnx.

    PB- What kind of Dr. did you originally see?
    Was it a orthopedic, neurologist or GP?
    Had I seen a Chiro for my back, would have done major damage to me if manipulated my spine. My lower back injury/treatment was basically passive e.g. anti-inflam and pain pills until I need epidurals due to herniated disc and pressure point at foramin(opening/space where nerves exits spinal cord from lumbar disc) Lastly, had to get micro surguries using scope etc. (you don’t want to know about my neck injury)
    Be careful before agreeing to using Chiro treatment. Ask to review your xray pics and see for yourself exactly what Dr. see is causing your pain etc. Good luck!

  410. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 7:42 pm

    re 399 – it should read (even when your lil cousin is not in the room).

  411. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 7:45 pm

    more grrr…re 399 – Tob=Rob.

  412. Kekoa August 5, 2008 7:50 pm

    PB ~ Bite the bullet Marine and sit it out until you get all the MRI reads and also some ultra-sound treatment/xrays from all angles before you let anyone touch that area. Let a doctor who specializes in reading those results give you the advice you need.

    You’ve also got some high-tech treatments available from the Physical Therapist. Your PCP will refer you to them as part of your treatment schedule, if he doesn’t FIRE HIM! Don’t be afraid to ask for the best.

    Ask for a referral outside the military if you feel they don’t have a good PT. There are modern methods of controling the pain without the use of Vicodin and the other heavy stuff. Some work quicker without all the nausea and drowziness. Ya jez gotta axe braddah.

    Oh and btw…put it on cruise control for awhile. You not Portagee Suppah Man like you wuz before ‘Unko’ Sam used and abused your body.

  413. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 7:51 pm

    702WarriorNation – Just a normal doc, not a specialist which is why I’m going to see a chiropractor. He made me do some wierd movements and told me my disks seem out of place but doesn’t think it’s too serious. It doesn’t feel serious but I’m taking precautions cause I still want to play football if possible this year…

  414. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 7:52 pm

    # Pauoa Boy:
    August 5th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Hawaiianbod – No chit ah? Garrans if had one mean local chick who know how for lomilomi miracles would happen…lol. I wonder how much the twins would charge for lomilomi my back, 🙂 j/k

    Shoots PB, I can help with somewhat “good” kine lomilomi. But not for the faint of muscles, I go for the muscles and not da skin rubbing owwee kine. Anyting to help a fellow Tsaiko.

  415. Kekoa August 5, 2008 7:56 pm

    702WarriorNation – Good Advice…very similar about the careful and very sensitive approach to reading the problem before deciding on the treatment.

  416. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 7:59 pm

    # Hawaiianbod:
    August 5th, 2008 at 7:25 pm


    Hey, I get same kine problem da odda nite!

  417. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 8:00 pm

    Pauoa Boy:
    August 5th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    UHfan808 – I play intramural tackle football and have been on the base all-star teams while stationed in Arizona and back home in K-Bay. Practices have started here in Cali and the season kicks off soon.

    Well then hope you get better even sooner! IMHO your auntays and unkos (lol) are giving you good advice.

  418. 702WarriorNation August 5, 2008 8:01 pm

    PB – great suggestion sfrom Kekoa’s #412
    Sounds like a GP and he didn’t take any pics of your lower back.
    Don’t like what I’m reading- hope I’m wrong.
    Get those pictures first before doing anything physical treatment.
    Understand exactly what your injury is all about before agreeing and even then, get second consultant to review your case(Xrays/MRIs)
    What you do today will affect your life hereafter especially with back injury.

  419. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 8:01 pm

    410 referring to small kine Freudian slip??? j/k

  420. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 8:02 pm

    Howzit Kekoa – LOL, sometimes hard when the adrenaline stay pumping knowing football season is here. Nah, I taking it easy for now…been on light duty for a week trying to rehab lil bit before I see the chiropractor next week. Hopefully not serious but I no like pull one Blaze Soares and come back too early and den no can play for a prolonged period. Gotta savor the few more years I have left to play before I start too really lose it.

  421. jm2375 August 5, 2008 8:03 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos!!!

    PB – get well soon. I herniated some disks in college. Went to PT and didn’t need traction, thank goodness. Might want to talk to a pain mgmt specialist too or go see a physiatrist – like a sports med doc.Too bad you’re not here, there’s a good one in HNL.

    Tomorrow my daughter becomes a teenager. 😯 I will be taking her and 2 friends parasailing, lunch, pineapple maze, North Shore w/ a definite stop at Matsumoto’s, and dinner. On Thursday, she and I will have a great brkfast at Boots & Kimos. Mac nut pancakes. My mouth stay drooling just thinking about it. yummmmm.

  422. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 8:05 pm

    Howzit Kekoa!

    Sorry I been missing your CCs with BHF2, Liz, and wafan. Looking forward to meeting wafan at K-Call!

  423. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 8:05 pm

    UHfan- LOL! Bwhahahaha!!

  424. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 8:09 pm

    PB – please heed the advice ftom Uncle 702WN and Uncle Kekoa.

  425. Kekoa August 5, 2008 8:09 pm

    Guys & Gals – If you get a chance to peek at a copy of the Sports Illustrated Aug 4th issue…turn to 2nd to last page.

    There is a full 2 page spread of Shane Victorino putting the hammer on Philadelphia catcher Brian McCann at home plate. It was such a big blow, McCann suffered a mild concussion. Needless to say, Homes knocked the ball loose and scored!

  426. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 8:09 pm

    UHfan808 – Hmmm…realleh sounds good. Oh by the way you and Midori is my sisters not my auntys, sheesh I know you guys only 20-something so no ack!

    Nah no worries, mahalos to all for the advice, I geff um though…maybe can collect some medical disability pay when I retire…hmm??? lol

  427. Stretch August 5, 2008 8:10 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos!!

    Looks like UHFan808 is making up for the past year when she didn’t post.

    Looking forward to practice tomorrow afternoon.

  428. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 8:10 pm


  429. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 8:11 pm

    419 Forgot to add — No worry, no worry, she not reading the blog. lol

  430. 702WarriorNation August 5, 2008 8:12 pm

    Have you noticed that our verbals have listed U/Arizona and other Pac10 and MWC schools of interest?
    Nice to see we are taking away from them instead of traffice only going to mainland.
    Go Coach Mack!
    Still have somemo LV players to get too.
    LV paper UF/UH spread 33 1/2 today. no over/under yet at casinos.

  431. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 8:14 pm

    Nah, I know how serious back injuries are so I’m going to make sure things are done right. Mahalos for the advice…but makes me wonder sheesh what happen how come everybody all hammajangz 🙂

  432. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 8:14 pm

    Oh Hi jm2375!

    Hey Stretch made it back safely. Hi Stretch!

    Yep, I’m making up for lost time. And then I’ll disappear for long time again. lol

  433. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 8:16 pm

    PB – who you know who went to AHS? I may know.

  434. Stretch August 5, 2008 8:17 pm

    August 5th, 2008 at 7:52 pm
    Shoots PB, I can help with somewhat “good” kine lomilomi. But not for the faint of muscles, I go for the muscles and not da skin rubbing owwee kine. Anyting to help a fellow Tsaiko.


  435. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 8:20 pm

    jm2375 – good luck with the teenage years.

    Does the mac nut pancakes taste as goooood as it sounds?

  436. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 8:21 pm

    Stretch – I was thinking the samething 🙂

  437. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 8:25 pm

    Hawaiianbod – I know quite a few actually I used to live Aiea…what year you went Aiea???

  438. Stretch August 5, 2008 8:25 pm

    PB – you’re lucky that she offered it to you. I know there are others who have their arms waving in the air for their chance.

  439. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 8:27 pm

    Anyway time for tapout for the night…hope to see a Princess Leila video of practice soon…

  440. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 5, 2008 8:28 pm

    I got hit by flu-like symptoms this afternoon.
    Temp went up to 105 before I got some ice on my head…

  441. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 8:30 pm

    Stretch – I know I think the offer might be better than winning Colt’s autograph…

  442. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 8:30 pm

    God speed Aunty Liz!

  443. Pauoa Boy August 5, 2008 8:31 pm

    Aiyah – take it easeh Aunty Liz 105 is nawts… gotta go see doctor dat kine temp?

  444. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 5, 2008 8:33 pm

    It’s down to 101.5 now… phew!

  445. jm2375 August 5, 2008 8:35 pm

    Hawaiianbod – it’s the syrup that does it. Tastes like warm mac nut ice cream. Owner’s secret recipe – can only get it at the restaurant. Won’t even sell bottles of it. Pancakes are actually banana pancakes (I think – only been there once). Place is a hole in the wall with a line outside everyday. Da pulehu ribs supposed to be good too, but I just ono for da pancakes. Kid likes da fried rice omelet. Next time you on da Windward side, gotta try em.

    Stretch – just out of curiosity – how long were at UHS? I started in 4th grade. There were about 5 in my class that went all the way from kindergarten.

  446. jm2375 August 5, 2008 8:46 pm

    LizK – get well soon. There’s certainly something going around. Take good care. 105 is too high. Suggest you call your doc pronto!

  447. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 8:47 pm

    jm2375 – first you make my ono for mac nut pancakes and now pulehu ribs. YUMMY!!!

    Have fun on Wednesday/Thursday.

    To jm2375’s daughter: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  448. bighilofan2 August 5, 2008 8:48 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    In Florida, its 24 days and counting!

    hope you feel better really soon!!!

    you the bomb bradda, da absolute best ah da best!
    tanks for da practice update. i could feel da heat reading your #71 today, readin what Coach Mack stay tellin da team. thank you thank you sjmacro!

    all you guyz going be at Genji’s. AHouses, LizK, me – we gonna be dayah live!!! watching history!!!!!!!

    da wurd is Mana boy takes afta his fadda! athletic!

  449. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 8:49 pm

    You’re the second person to mention that place in the last two months. I think it was Ronnie or Rob25…

    What are their hours of operation?

  450. bighilofan2 August 5, 2008 8:52 pm

    Javonte Taylor

    WELCOME to Hawaii!!!

    may you make many friends, create many great memories, be a credit to your family name, and have a great great life and future. Amen. 😀

  451. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 8:57 pm

    Ooh gosh and almost football season. Take care! Cool off in da shower?

    Thank you for finding your songbook. Did you make a copy (for me) before you gave it to JD??? 😉

    Thank you too for taking care of the JUGS machine. If you’re still taking contributions, what’s your email addy so I can get your snail mail addy?

    –Sorry to have missed you both at the recent CCs! 🙁

  452. al August 5, 2008 9:00 pm

    lizk…you had a fever up to 105!
    good thing you not one guy. you would be sterile already.

  453. Hawaiianbod August 5, 2008 9:00 pm

    Aunty Gigi – you mentioned that hubby works out at 24hr Fitness. How long has he been working out? Is he buff? Would he be open to “showing me the ropes?” I weigh 3 bills and NEED to get some kind of exercise. Walking to the fridge is the only physical activity I get. Any kokua would be greatly appreciated. Mahalo!

  454. jm2375 August 5, 2008 9:03 pm

    Thanks Hawaiianbod. Too bad she’s not interested in sports.

    UHfan808 – they’re open 7-2 weekdays and 6:30-2 weekends. The line apparently forms early and stays long. The place is right across the street from Foodland Kailua.

  455. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 9:04 pm

    PB & Stretch,
    lol. Exclusive offer. Mebbe good, mebbe not!?! j/k lol

  456. gigi-hawaii © August 5, 2008 9:07 pm

    Hwn Bod, 24 Hr Fitness will have a trainer demonstrate the equipment for you. Included in the price.

    Hubby pays $19/month and daughters each pay $20/month lifetime membership.

    GET WELL, LIZ! Did you skip Rotary tonight?

  457. FloridaTed August 5, 2008 9:10 pm

    Hi, Gang,

    Finally got back to my computer. Wow, lots of stuff to read and catch up on today all over the place.

    Tsai-Meister, great info and writing as usual.

    Reading about training camp this year sure is different. It sounds more like Navy Seals training.

    By comparing the various reports from both camps, UH anf UF, it looks like to me that the Warriors will be in better condition than the Gators. Urban Meyer moved practice to 6 pm to avoid the heat, hah? It was only 88 today. I wished they were practicing indoors in air-condition, lol.

    Amazing how Big Mack and the Coaches plotted out the entire camp by the minute, all the way to Gainesville, just love it. My good feeling about the Warriors just went up another notch.

    Paipai had an interception already? Very nice, very nice, he must’ve been thrilled.

    It is very obvious now, this team is going to the swamp with the clear idea of winning !!!!

    Tyler, the train is slowly rolling away from the station, you better hurry, this is your last train.

  458. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 9:11 pm

    Thank you for the information. midori and I will be there sometime soon. YUM!!! We LOVE chocolate pancakes too and am will to try their mac nut w/syrup.

    Have a nice adventurous day spending time with your daughter and her friends!

  459. bighilofan2 August 5, 2008 9:12 pm


    howzit! made a copy of the booklet. 2 pages got cut off little bit on one side, but the Fight Hawaii Fight Cheer, the alma mater, the best ones and samoa are all there. I’ll go make a copy, send it to AHouse as I have his addy and he can get it to you.

    Marilyn da Associate AD has a full copy and Jim has the book…

    the JUGS, if you sent me $$ I would be in the black. A big big hand for my friend Jerry Hiatt in Waimea. He helped us out and paid half the JUGS repair cost. So in the end my cost was kinda manini.

    A BIG SHOUT OUT TO JERRY HIATT, da big JUGS man. 😀 😆

  460. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 9:14 pm

    458 am will = am willing

  461. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 9:15 pm

    Welcome to the Warriors Deondre Powell!

  462. FloridaTed August 5, 2008 9:18 pm


    Don’t fool around or self medicate with that stuff, 105 is way too high and could spike back up in a flash. See a Doctor asap, this could be a serious viral infection. If caught too late that can kill you, at least in this life.

  463. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 9:19 pm

    Thank you to ST, Ferd, and the Princess for the articles and for everyone who gave practice reports. Thank you also to Liz and others for the Colt reports.

    Since nobody did it yet, I’ll go through the papers for the Dolphins news. This first report is from yesterday and is not a good one. I remember Reagan catching passes in college and he was okay, but probably not at the NFL level for receiving. However, most teams have blocking as the #1 job for FBs…but I guess Parcells/Hennings requires their FBs to be good receivers too.

    FB Reagan Mauia – The Juggernaut not only has a brick head, he’s also got brick hands. He better be bulldozing some huge holes in the exhibition season or the Dolphins might opt to make an upgrade at FB in the next two weeks. There is no role for a fullback who can’t catch on this team.

  464. bighilofan2 August 5, 2008 9:19 pm

    i got a list of all the peeps who sent $$ for JUGS. i wuz tired this evening and came home without bringing my calendar, which has all the names and $ given yada yada. had one lurker in lo cal dropped a C on me, den had samoa hi rollaz ova here so i can honestly say to all of us, WE, WE, WE DID IT!. and we couldn’t have done it for a nicer bunch of peeps, our team.

    like Coach Mack told the players, “…you’re playing for Hawaii….” i really got choked up when i read what that Irishman said to da team, as ably reported by sjmacro.

    GO WARRIORS. 25.

  465. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 9:20 pm

    Report from today’s Dolphins practice.

    Davone Bess made some nice catches, but he also had some HUGE drops. I’m starting to wonder if he really does have the best hands of all the receivers.

  466. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 9:21 pm

    I’m just putting the stuff relevant to the Warriors in Miami.

    Question on how Samson is doing vs. Jason Ferguson:

    Ferguson is taking Satele’s lunch money daily, but that’s not a surprise. He is a true NT who isn’t suppose to be blocked by one interior lineman.

  467. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 9:24 pm

    The Sun-Sentinel reporter doesn’t see the FB catching many passes…so I don’t know why that would be why they would prefer Grigsby (Boomer) over Reagan.

    I don’t see the fullback having an impact in this offense. He (boomer) will serve primarily as a lead blocker. I think they will use two tight ends a lot with martin stretching the field and fasano serving as the starter and h-back

  468. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 9:25 pm

    Great, I’m already looking forward to receiving it! Mahalo!

    Darn I missed the JUGS but…Shout out to BHF2’s friend Jerry Hiatt and all the contributing Tsaikos (& lurkers ?) !!!!!

    Sorry to hear sj-macro couldn’t get a pic for you. Hopefully ST can get one later so I can see it. lol

  469. J August 5, 2008 9:26 pm

    Boots & Kimo’s in Kailua is closed on Mondays, unless there’s been a change in the past year. Cash only.

  470. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 9:28 pm

    Comparison between Bess and Foster for the slotback role.

    Foster is super fast, but he can’t do many jobs for this team. He’s practice squad material at best. Bess isn’t as fast as him, but a much better receiver.

  471. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 9:30 pm

    Live blog from Miami’s practice.

    Henne finds Davone Bess over the middle, but it goes off his hands and right to Nate Jones for the INT.

    Pass interference on Will Allen for steamrolling Davone Bess three steps before the ball arrives.

  472. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 9:32 pm

    Some info on Reagan’s competition at FB and how he’s a key kickoff coverage guy.

    When fullback Boomer Grigsby signed with the Miami Dolphins he knew it wasn’t to carry the ball.

    “They’ll have Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams for that,” he said at the time. “What makes me me is my ability to not be scared to smack anybody under the chin. I don’t flinch. I just dive in.”

    Especially on special teams, where Grigsby – a 5-foot-11, 249-pound linebacker-turned-fullback – largely made his name during three seasons in Kansas City.

    Phrases like “reckless abandon,” “relentless and determined” and “crazy country boy” appeared in his Chiefs media guide biography.

    But while he’s gone toe-to-toe for the starting FB job with Reagan Mauia during the first week or so of training camp, Grigsby hasn’t lined with the first unit on kickoff coverage.

  473. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 9:37 pm

    LA Times wrote about Fresno State today, their #23 ranked team.

    Given what they’re up against, the Bulldogs will be happy to seize the WAC for the first time since 1999. It could come down to a Nov. 28 showdown against Boise State.

    Curse the television suits who denied Fresno State the chance to tinker with Rick Neuheisel’s UCLA debut at the Rose Bowl on Aug. 30.

    ABC worked it so UCLA would instead host Tennessee on Labor Day, with Fresno State slipping back to Sept. 27.

    By then, the Bulldogs might be tuckered out after playing at Rutgers (Sept. 1), hosting Wisconsin (Sept. 13) and playing at Toledo (Sept. 20).

    Hill could have his strongest team in years, led by senior quarterback Tom Brandstater, and exposure won’t be the problem — three of Fresno State’s first four games will be nationally televised.

  474. Kekoa August 5, 2008 9:38 pm

    BHF2 ~ Me and Pops agreed on one thing at practice. Coach Miano is a very instructional person. Teaching, and working. Squeezing every ounce of energy from the guys.

    At the same time, very encouraging and complimentary of things they do well. I like the way he gets real intense and then back off just a bit to make sure they are hydrating themselves. All the coaches were reminding the boys to get water periodically.

    Excellent rotation from the various skill sets. The boys are working hard but seem to take time to encourage each other when there is an excellent play made. The comraderie is very refreshing to see even tho they are in competition for each position.

    As we walked by the D-line, they made me feel like I was Homey’s size…like I was in the middle of a Redwood forest. I like the way the fellas on the O-line made me feel like a little Peetoot again.

    The QB’s were constantly throwing hard and fast with a few soft touch passes mixed in. Alexander the Great looks very strong when he fires the ball out to the flats. He has such a physical appearance about him that is hard to match. The little field general, Inoke was impressive in his own right. The other QB’s like Brent and Santos were proving that they belonged.

    The receivers…hey, what can I say? They can’t catch ’em all, but the ones they did catch usually had lots of hot mustard on it!

    We came away from practice feeling so good about the speed and quickness at the corners as well as reaction to the middle by the usual suspects like Blaze, Mr. Leonard & company.

    It’s certainly looking very, very positive in every way.


  475. Kekoa August 5, 2008 9:46 pm

    Omigooness! Aunty Liz, Aunty Liz! Take it easy, slow down, get off the merry-go-round. Relax and chill. You gotta get healthy so you can REPRESENT us in the Swamp.

    One serious question, have you had your Shingles vaccination? It is a very dangerous virus that strikes us seasoned citizens. One of the early symptoms are the flu-like feeling you are experiencing. Best you check with that doctor of yours to be sure.

    Malama Pono

  476. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 9:50 pm

    OK- Completed a successful Small Kine Bay Area Cattle Call at BJ’s at the Tanforan Shopping Mall in San Bruno with Brew808, Garret, Lori, their kids and ‘Sports.

    While we hung outside Bj’s and waited to be called in, we took that time to catch up on each other and the blog. Meanwhile, the kids were our entertainment. (They so good fun!) We got our table and sat down to some ono grinds. (pics to come later) The stories, jokes and laughter flowed all evening.

    After dinner, ‘Sports and I then gave to our Tsai-ko-pats gifts flown over the pond from the island Tsai-kos. Brew liked his “Sumtings” from UHfan808. (ho- big smiles and thank yous were expressed) He also couldn’t contain his gratitude for his custom tailored, hand layed, black polo Tsai-ko emblem shirt from SteveM. (although, Brew did manage to squeeze out a disapproved sour look from the kids over the shirt being black) Both Garret and Brew received personalized stainless steel Tsai-ko mugs from ‘Sports. Lori got some custom made jewelry from ‘Sports and the kids got awesome goodie bags from uncle Brew and glass ornaments from auntie ‘Sports.

    The kids were solid troopers but, they were waaay past their bedtimes. So we said our good byes and parted our ways. We hope to pick up once again for buffet this Saturday at the Palace BBQ in Sunnyvale. (I think Brew is part owner there)

  477. Stretch August 5, 2008 9:50 pm

    August 5th, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Stretch – just out of curiosity – how long were at UHS? I started in 4th grade. There were about 5 in my class that went all the way from kindergarten.

    I was there from 9th grade

  478. homey [x-laptop] August 5, 2008 9:59 pm

    UHfan808 – Enough steamy pics already!

    chawan – I was waiting for that BYU vid! Did you know he was #12 as a pro too?

  479. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 10:01 pm

    I would like to thank addahknowjoe, addahknowsports, and brew808 for their wonderful company and for the gifts! I’ve brought stuff to Calf Calls (posters, cards, etc.) but we were totally lame this time since we just had too many things to pack for this trip and things slipped our minds. We stayed at 3 different friend’s homes already this trip and we also had to get wedding gifts.

    If November goes well I’ll make sure to take care of our Bay Area Cattle Call folks!

  480. Mouthwash August 5, 2008 10:04 pm

    Hanohano and Correa were not practicing today. from what i could tell they were just watching and learning. false info alert. wooooooo woooooooo.

  481. jm2375 August 5, 2008 10:06 pm

    BHF2 – didja know Jerry’s #1 daughter is a summer intern at HA? Akemi is my cuz.

  482. Kekoa August 5, 2008 10:06 pm

    A-Joe & Sports – You two are really awesome. The Aloha Spirit is embeded so deep in your hearts that when you do what you do for the Tsaiko Ohana, it is truly amazing. Please continue to have a great trip and be safe. See you at the K-call!

  483. jm2375 August 5, 2008 10:16 pm

    J – sign on da door says “Now open Mondays”

    Stretch – only 4 yrs? you po ting. Some of da best memories was from intermediate school time – still 1 class, everybody together except for PE and music. Plus we used to bug da seniors as 7th graders. 😀

  484. Stretch August 5, 2008 10:19 pm

    jm – it felt like i was there from 6th grade since my brother and sister went to school there also

  485. Ralph August 5, 2008 10:20 pm

    SteveM count me in for the Florida game at Genji’s….posted early on another WB day but I notice my name is not included on your site…

  486. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:24 pm

    This is so slow today. I guess that powers-that-be don’t want us to hit 500.

  487. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:26 pm

    I have a photo but I’m scared to post it. I might never get back on.

  488. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:27 pm

    Tim Shepherd wanted to know what the “Tsaikodelics” were.

  489. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:28 pm

    Am I alone?

  490. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:30 pm

    Why, yes, Stephen

  491. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 10:31 pm

    ST- my email down for the moment. Talked with Stretch. If need more, lemme know.

  492. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 10:31 pm

    Hi ST! I would love to see the photo before I go to sleep!

  493. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:31 pm

    Don’t forget practice is 4 p.m.-6 p.m. the next two days.

  494. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:32 pm

    They need more. You know how it is. When there’s plenty, nobody wants. But now all of the players are begging for them.

  495. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 10:32 pm

    ST, Garret- us three- lets take this to 500

  496. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 10:33 pm

    OK- will do.

  497. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 10:33 pm

    Amazing that this Florida DL is still on the team…

    Florida defensive lineman Ronnie Wilson returned to the team this week as a walk-on despite an apparent violation earlier this year of his probation.

    Wilson was kicked out of school last year after he spit on and slapped a man during a scuffle at a nightclub on the morning of April 5, 2007, according to a Gainesville police report. Wilson is said to have waited outside for the man to leave the club and later pulled an AK-47 from the trunk of his car and fired shots into the air. You can hear the shots being fired on a 911 call that is linked here.

    Wilson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of battery and discharging a firearm in public and was booted out of the university.

    He was allowed to enroll in the spring semester on Jan. 7, 2008, a day after he was arrested again and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to court records obtained by the Miami Herald. The arrest was an apparent violation of his probation

  498. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 10:34 pm

    ST- If you post, does it count?

  499. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 10:34 pm

    one more

  500. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 10:34 pm


  501. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 10:35 pm

    Trying to get us to 500…

    Amazing washing machine may be available to UK consumers soon. It uses just a cup of water and a pinch of detergent and uses 50 times less energy than a conventional washing machine! No dryer is needed since the clothes come out dry! The secret is in the plastic chips that are put in the washing machine, and the chips last about 6 months before wearing out. They expect this washing machine to cost about the same as current washing machines…and if their claims are true this will TOTALLY change the washing machine market. A green solution that saves money (energy, water costs) and time (no need for a dryer) would basically kill the other washing maching/dryer manufacturers.

  502. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 10:35 pm

    OK. I’ve done my deed. I going go.

  503. addahknowjoe August 5, 2008 10:36 pm

    mahalo Garret

  504. Garret (San Jose) August 5, 2008 10:36 pm

    Great job by A-Joe to get past 500! I’ll post this anyway since I was going to use it to get the blog to 500.

    JetBlue will no longer give free pillows and blankets! If you need a pillow or blanket you have to buy a $7 set from them…they claim this is a “green” decision but it really is just another way to squeeze money from travelers and cut down on airline costs. I didn’t realize that US Air is charging $1 for coffee and tea and $2 for soda or bottled water, given how we cannot bring drinks in our hand-carry and the airport prices are really high, travelers will really end up paying a lot during long flights.

  505. jm2375 August 5, 2008 10:38 pm

    Hi ST – long time no see. Where da pix? How was practice today?

  506. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:40 pm

    Did you ever fly JetBlue? Wonder what it’s like.
    The best flight I ever went on was Frontier.

  507. homey [xxl - laptop] August 5, 2008 10:40 pm

    Take care XLiz.

  508. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:41 pm

    hey, jm. Practice was scorching. my nose is burnt.

  509. Stephen Tsai August 5, 2008 10:42 pm

    OK, I’m going beddy bye now. My puter is so slow.

  510. homey [I wonder how long can you make your name on the Advertiser Warrior Beat blog hosted by Stephen Tsai] August 5, 2008 10:43 pm

  511. Rob25 August 5, 2008 10:44 pm

    Homey – get back to work!

    UHfan808 – WOW, never see so many posts from you…ever. Homey, yes…you, no.

    Just finished cleaning and getting ready to do some monster Sudoku before hitting the pillow.

    Take care and see ya tomorrow.

    ST – No cameras at practice but nothing about locker rooms or surrounding areas!

  512. homey [] August 5, 2008 10:45 pm

    Time to get back to work.

  513. jm2375 August 5, 2008 10:46 pm

    Hi homey! wassup?!

    ST – no forget da sunscreen and hat and meds and credit card bill and laptop and camera and those old standbys – pad/pen.

  514. homey [] August 5, 2008 10:47 pm

    Rob1.6180339887 – Sudoku? You should read wikipedia and correct the mistakes.

  515. homey [] August 5, 2008 10:49 pm

    Hello jm2375! Will your number start changing like Rob1.6180339887?

  516. 515 August 5, 2008 10:50 pm


  517. homey [] August 5, 2008 10:50 pm

    okay. spam musubi in pocket. Time for a stroll.

  518. Rob25 August 5, 2008 10:51 pm

    Homey – I don’t want to think that hard! Going to go so that I can blog tomorrow! : – ) See ya

    Now it’s up to you and jm2375 to keep things going.

  519. homey [] August 5, 2008 10:51 pm

    515 – 3-digit numbers are tough yeah.

  520. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 10:56 pm

    ST, you funny! Sorry was busy writing an email…

    The blog seems okay to me — Post the pic!!! Pleez!?! Dying for a pic… :’-)

    Who’s Tim Shepherd? And what are Tsaikodelics???

    See you tomorrow at practice. midori and I are going to be there.

  521. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 10:56 pm


  522. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 10:57 pm

    522! Congrats to a-joe for 500th!!!

  523. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 11:01 pm

    Wow Garret,
    Sounds like you had a great time tonight!

    I need a washing machine like that! Waiting for ones that fold clothes too.

  524. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 11:05 pm

    Wanted to see the blog hit 500. Darn I missed it! :’-)

  525. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 11:07 pm


  526. SteveM August 5, 2008 11:07 pm

    August 5th, 2008 at 10:20 pm
    SteveM count me in for the Florida game at Genji’s….posted early on another WB day but I notice my name is not included on your site…

    Gotcha earlier Ralph– I updated the web page earlier but did not post it while waiting to talk with Art. No contact yet so I just posted the list before Kelli’s request. I need to get confirmation from Art if we can have more….so all requests from Kelli’s on are pending…sorry.

    I am optimistic I can get the 25, but the rest will almost completely fill the main karaoke lounge so that one’s more tenuous. I should know for sure tomorrow morning.

    Bay Area Tsai-kos: Note the change of this Saturday’s CA Cattle Call to Palace BBQ (Korean) Buffet in Sunnyvale at 11:30 AM.

  527. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 11:07 pm

    Hey that didn’t emoticon the usual way again!

  528. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 11:08 pm


  529. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 11:10 pm

    | – )

  530. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 11:13 pm

    whooops, thought I was alone. Busted by SteveM. lol

  531. jm2375 August 5, 2008 11:14 pm

    Homey – my numba no going change. It’s da address of the house I grew up in. Only had 2 addresses in Hawaii – that one and the house I’m in now.

  532. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 5, 2008 11:15 pm

    staggering… must find google…

    “Fresh faces

    WR Davone Bess: Bess, an undrafted rookie out of Hawaii, has displayed some of the best hands on the team since he arrived. He had an up-and-down effort Tuesday, including two drops. On one, John Beck’s perfect throw on a drag route bounced off Bess’ hands for an interception. Bess also dropped a Josh McCown pass, but he made up for it with a catch deep down the middle, outjumping the defender and landing on his feet with no one in front of him.”

  533. UHfan808 August 5, 2008 11:16 pm

    Have a nice day tomorrow everyone. I’ll miss reading the news on the blog… 🙁

    Good night and sweet dreams!

  534. jm2375 August 5, 2008 11:19 pm

    UHfan808 – didja see da emoticons da Skins fans can use on their blog? Why can’t we get some like dat?

  535. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 5, 2008 11:20 pm

    Wow- how hard is it?
    Looking at how well Colt is doing with his studying to get the plays learned…and keeping his “dangerous” instincts, less pressure for a 6th rounder///
    2nd rounder Jordon Dizon is struggling to understand the Dee.

    “My biggest challenge has probably been learning the defense. At the end of the day, no matter how athletic you are, if you don’t know the playbook – if you’re not in the right spot at the right time – it doesn’t matter how good of an athlete you are because you’re going to be wrong.

    “Then doing it and putting yourself in a situation and thinking about it has been tough because when you’re watching film and actually learning the defense, you have time to think about it. But when you’re on the field you only have a split second to actually go through all your calls and all your checks and then actually run the play. As far as me right now, I’m struggling on thinking too much.

    “They come out with a certain formation and I’m thinking, ‘Okay, I’ve got to do this; I’ve got to do that,’ and the next thing you know, they’re snapping the ball and I’m all haywire. I’ve just got to get to the point where, whatever defense they call, whatever formation the offense comes out in, it becomes instinctive to where I just line up and do my thing rather than sit out there and think. Because once you start thinking you lose all your instincts.”

  536. jm2375 August 5, 2008 11:20 pm

    Liz – get to bed now and stay there for the next 2 days. We need you healthy.

  537. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 5, 2008 11:25 pm

    I dig Chris Cooley-


    “Colt Brennan or as we call him McGarrett (the lead detective from Hawaii five -0) was very popular as far as questions go and after his great performance is generating even more interest, so we will start with McGarrett. I spent about 15 minutes with the couple of rookies in their room Saturday night before the game to ask them some of the questions. Enjoy. And by the way Fred Davis (Boozie) is changing his name from Chocolate Thunder to The Chocolate Assassin. Watch the movie, you’ll get it. This is also the first our video blog for Comcast so please tell us what you think about it.”

  538. SteveM August 5, 2008 11:30 pm

    UHfan808 — check your gmail for an emoticon file. 🙂

  539. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 5, 2008 11:31 pm

    omg… Colt is singing… keep your day job, Coltster! I wonder if ST was calling him during the interview :mrgreen:

  540. FloridaTed August 5, 2008 11:35 pm


    Go to bed, see a Doctor tomorrow.

    Good night, everybody,

  541. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 5, 2008 11:36 pm

    Kekoa- shingles, eh? could be. Man – I’ve been like falling asleep all the time for the last few days. Then today, after some meetings with my boss and others, BAM. Down. Chills and bodyaches. I called my Rotary buds to take over the meeting, dropped off some stuff at the meeting place and zipped home for a hot bath. Got the body temp up (let the white blood cells fight) and then chilled my head, neck and armpits with ice to keep the brain cooler.
    That was like 5pm. And I slept pretty much until a little while ago.

    I feel better now but still need to sleep more.

  542. Mouthwash August 5, 2008 11:39 pm

    go sleep

  543. SteveM August 5, 2008 11:40 pm

    …and LizKauai — go see your doctor tomorrow! Remember what happened to me in June with the variable fevers… 🙁

  544. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 5, 2008 11:41 pm

    Ok SteveM and FloridaTed. Will go back to the dr. tomorrow.

  545. jm2375 August 6, 2008 12:17 am

    Okay, since I seem to be the only here, I’ll turn out the lights in the Tsaikos clubhouse and close da door. Shhhhh….

    Wonder if Esme will show up later and bounce on the beds.

    Night everyone. See ya tomorrow.

  546. SteveM August 6, 2008 12:34 am


    The light is always on in The Warrior Beat blog! The east coast Tsai-kos should be up and posting soon… 🙂

  547. SteveM August 6, 2008 1:40 am

    Looks like I got the night shift tonight? Speaking of the East Coast Tsai-kos…haven’t seen NYWF (NooYawkWarriorFan), dave in NY, NYC ManoaBoy, klc2292 and Ricky from Virgina for a while…

    Wondering just how far-reaching The Warrior Beat blog is in the world?


    If you are currently residing outside the State of Hawaii, and not listed on the web page below, please post a message to say “Hi” to your host, Stephen Tsai, and tell us your City and State/Country…or just mention your city and state in your next post.

    To see those who we have met so far, go to…


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  548. HiFlyer August 6, 2008 1:46 am

    Lots of good news from practice today/yesterday, thanks to all of you that are able to be there and give us the reports.

  549. SteveM August 6, 2008 2:02 am

    Good morning, HiFlyer.

    I’m dozing at the keyboard so might as well doze in bed. Goodnight everyone!

  550. Koauka August 6, 2008 2:11 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

  551. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 2:18 am

    The light ALWAYS shines bright in the WB!

    For all those night owls, Natasha Kai and the U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team is playing the opening game on MSNBC right now (started 1:45 am HST).

  552. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 2:22 am

    Good morning HiFlyer and Koauka!

  553. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 2:29 am

    Shucks! U.S. is losing to Norway at the 40 minute mark.

  554. Koauka August 6, 2008 2:30 am

    USA down 0-2.

    What happen?

  555. HiFlyer August 6, 2008 2:34 am

    Hb – Howzit, thanks for the word about the W/Soccer.

    Not looking good for the US with Norway leading 2 – 0 already.

  556. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 2:36 am

    forgot the score 2-0.

  557. HiFlyer August 6, 2008 2:41 am

    I didn’t know that they were already playing matches since the opening day is still two days away.

  558. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 2:58 am

    Yah, I know since Opening Day is 08/08/08. I guess it’s because they have choke games to play.

  559. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 3:15 am

    Hiya… my achy breaky bod woke me up.

  560. HiFlyer August 6, 2008 3:21 am

    Hawaiianbod – re: homeys bottle of CR, you can also buy him one of those minature bottles.

    Well its time for me to hit the bed got to go to physical therapy and another Dr. appt later today. Hope the US can score.

  561. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 3:26 am

    Nitey nite HiFlyer!

  562. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 4:01 am


    About half way into this (adult content warning) audio report, Colt gets mentioned- hah- mentioned – he gets LOVED by the fans and the announcers (with reservations, of course).

  563. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 4:08 am

    U.S. loses 2-0.

  564. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 4:11 am

    Good morning Aunty Liz! Hope you’re feeling better.

  565. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 4:24 am


    This blog started with bwahahahas about Colt but it may be coming around – or may just be waiting for him to fail.

  566. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 6, 2008 4:25 am

    Hi bod- I feel junk, can’t sleep…

  567. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 4:32 am

    Aunty – stay home and rest. Ask one of the boys to take you to the doctor. It saddens me whenever a family member is ill.

  568. addahknowjoe August 6, 2008 5:00 am

    LizK- Please take care, K? No make anykine. No play hero. Listen to hawaiianbod.


  569. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 5:02 am


    I hope that you feel better soon! Please get some treatment–that 105 fever spike is scary!

  570. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 5:18 am

    Did you ever fly JetBlue? Wonder what it’s like.
    The best flight I ever went on was Frontier.


    I’m sorry I didn’t answer you last night but Lori and I ended talking story with our friend we are staying with and I never got back online.

    I never flew JetBlue, but a lot of my coworkers did because they have direct flights from San Diego to DC that are cheap (the only other cheap direct flights are on United, and I had my miles with them so I kept flying United). My coworkers loved JetBlue because they had a little more legroom than normal and every seat has their own TV with DirecTV service for free! If I had flown during a football game I would definitely have chosen JetBlue because of the TV.

    My best flight was on Japan Air Lines with my family on a trip to Nagoya in the early 90s. Our next-door neighbor worked the check-in at JAL and got us upgraded to Business Class. The service was awesome…they just kept feeding us!

  571. Garret (San Jose) August 6, 2008 5:27 am

    No matter how late I stay up, I have to wake up when Faith gets up. She is doing her morning ritual of 4 Sudokus…it is fun for me to watch! Lori got a book of 190 Sudokus for 50 cents and it has been great for Faith. They started off with 4 numbers in each row and then went to 6 numbers in each row. She is just about to finish Sudoku #88 and will be doing the regular 9 numbers in row soon.

  572. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 5:30 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    wooot woooot! 24 days and counting!

    howzit howzit. greetins to yu and yo cuz! small
    world dis one. btw, yu live Kona now?

    no mine homes. i tinkin yu luukin vivayshus an yung so no let him an al chrow yu off wit dare wit an tryin fo make yu feel hold by addin xtras to yo name.

    howzit goin on da ceded lans? great report last nite. thank you thank you! fo us who no can be dare, da vibes is so impotant.

  573. J August 6, 2008 5:49 am

    JetBlue is one of the favorites. They don’t have meals, but distribute a lot of snacks. Awards can be split into one-way tickets. DirectTV and you can print out the viewing schedule for your flight time on the airline’s website. Unfortunately for me, ONT service will be stopping in September. Though I’ve been flying out of SAN more often because I’ve been leaving my dog in SD with friends when I’m out of town.

  574. Stretch August 6, 2008 5:51 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Day 3 of Camp – It should be interesting to see how the players bodies are handling. It appears that this camp is harder than previous years. If they came into camp out of shape, their muscles will be starting to wear out. I’ll look for players who are dragging out there.

    ST – Re: sun screen, you want me to buy you the kine that lifeguards use for their nose?? The players would get a kick out of that!! You think James is going to practice today??

  575. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 6:08 am

    ho boy!

    us Tsaikos are all wishin Colt Brennan the best, an i no like vibe him wrong, but please get the word to our man: “watch your back!” Colt is a mark. gotta remember that one, on and off the field. not erryone smiling at him has his best interests at heart. Especially in any bar/lounge when he is not with you or an aunty. 😀 The tabloids will eat him alive. Thats the price of fame.

  576. Koakane (Iphone) August 6, 2008 6:12 am

    howzit and good morning tsaiko country

    looking like a beautiful day so far. caught up on some of da reading from yesterday. homey and hawaiianbod will email you lattas re. DE

    uh808fan your new computer working Shaka plenty blogging now eh bwhaaaaaaaaaaa

    anyway morning again to all the tsaiko ohana. got traffic watch now Esme out whoooosh play nice now

  577. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 6:25 am

    lessee, sadoku…

    24×24 = 576 hrs, 20 minutes till da wreckoning!

    lotta hydrating? 6 pees? Hope get plans fo xtra luah luaz for da Warriors. proper prior planning prevents poor performance. 😀 details, coaches, little details. we goin fo win, not jus fo show! das da rule! i jus luv da lepercon. 😀

    give em da eye at praktiss, sj, give em da eye.

    wat yu guyz tinkin ah Alexander? Intense yah? He wants to be da bossman sooo baddd!!! an Inoke iz one cool kat! dis gonna be fun! it sure ain’t PE.

    I really gettin chicken skin now!


  578. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 6:30 am

    576 hours, 2 minutes.

  579. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 6:31 am

    hooo boy

    on da blog clock now.

    575 hours

  580. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 6:34 am


    575 hours, 586 minutes 😀

  581. Koakane (Iphone) August 6, 2008 6:41 am

    bhf2 can send me your email addy?mahalo

  582. Koakane (Iphone) August 6, 2008 6:43 am



  583. Koakane (Iphone) August 6, 2008 6:46 am

    nuff allready see you’all l8tas.

  584. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 6:47 am

    where’s errybody?


  585. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 6:51 am

    susanleeloy at gmail dot com

  586. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 6:52 am

    ho boy

    for about 10 minutes erryting jus wen peeuuu.

  587. J August 6, 2008 6:59 am

    Morning…just pau breakfast, moving on to lunch. Easier this way, only have to clean up once.

  588. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 7:00 am


    i taut yo sistah coming Fla. no?

    btw yu should go watch praktiss, weah one purple dress wit yellow polka dots, Gerke, Stretch, JJ, Chawan, all dem get hah attak. 😀 an worse, da 2 rubbah weelz on da JUGS might go off. 😆

    Warrior Mojo,

    howzit howzit. hope you get to watch da oline. alwayz luv yo analysis ah da boyz an yo being dare inspires somebody, no wat i mean?!

  589. Bulla August 6, 2008 7:03 am

    good morning Tsaikos

    i hope all is well for everyone…may you all be blessed so you may be a blessing to others.

  590. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 7:04 am


    i tink da same way as why i buy family pack hamburgers an put on da 2 plus look in one season. 😳

  591. Bulla August 6, 2008 7:07 am


    get some rest, hot sour soup, and lots of water…gotta get better quick, the season is rolling upon us 🙂

  592. jm2375 August 6, 2008 7:08 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    No can sleep. Too excited for the activities to get started today.

    bhf2 – no I live Kailua Oahu, about 1/2 – 1 very hilly mile from WassupDoc. My sista lives Waimea.

    Stretch – make sure ST puts on his sunscreen, OK?

    Liz – hope you feel better. Please, please, please, go doctor and LISTEN TO whatever they tell you to do.

  593. tom mui August 6, 2008 7:18 am


    have you had your Shingles vaccination?

    My MD gave me a prescription for it two weeks ago – still haven’t gotten it as I had a lousy cold – but what was disturbing was that he said I would have to get the shot at Times Supermarket (or some other market that had it available) as HSMA believes that those shots should not be given and charged for as a “doctor’s office visit”.

    I can picture it now – “do you want plastic or paper” with your shot”?

  594. bighilofan2 August 6, 2008 7:26 am


    help me out. i’ve known Jerry since 75, so yo sis’ 1st name is?

  595. jm2375 August 6, 2008 7:33 am

    bhf2 – my sis’ name is Patti. Anodda clue – her son played football (line) at HPA a few years ago.

    I think you’ve known Jerry just a few years longer than I have.

  596. Kekoa August 6, 2008 7:48 am

    Tom Mui ~ That’s funny!…”Paper or plastic?” Our doctor thought it was so important he walked me and Diana over to the nurses station that prepared the shot. My cousin had Shingles and told me it was the most painful affliction she had ever experienced. It stems from having chicken pox when you were a kid. That virus incubates within your bod, and can come up with a vengence all of a sudden…or maybe not at all. Risky tho.

    We also received another Tetnus booster since it had been years since we had one of those. As SteveM will testify to, ya need to get your Pneumonia vaccine also. Very important preventive medicine.

  597. Stretch August 6, 2008 7:55 am

    New post

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  599. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 10:15 am

    The next post is dedicated to our SUPREME LEADER. We, the Tsaikos, APPLAUD and APPRECIATE your TIRELESS EFFORTS with The Warrior Beat!!!

    THANK YOU ST! We LOVE You Ole Great One!!!!!

  600. Hawaiianbod August 6, 2008 10:26 am

    600 BABEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  601. GGma August 6, 2008 10:35 am

    Hi everyone I have been waiting so long for this time.
    My family will be in Gainsville to support the warriors. Some of them Josh hasn,t even met. It will be exciting for all the Leonards
    Right now I have my eyes and ears tuned in to C.J. with my beloved Bills.
    Have a great day all you Tsaikos People

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