(Big) body language

Linebacker Adam Leonard, who just returned from an NCAA leadership conference in Orlando, and quarterback Tyler Graunke make big body at today’s unsupervised workouts:


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Here’s quarterback Shane Austin participating in passing drills despite having his right foot in a medical boot. (He suffered a fracture in his right foot on the final play of the Warrior Bowl):

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Craig Bell, a junior-college transfer, prepares to run a pass route:


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Bell and wideout Mike Tinoco:


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Washington crosses the deltoids. … OK, OK. I tried to go with the bad pun until the office folks told me I don’t know where the deltoids are located. So, anyway, this is slotback Michael Washington striking a pose:


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Greg McMackin said graduate assistant Brian Kajiyama will coordinate the football team’s study program.
McMackin said Kajiyama “still has similar responsibilities as last year in helping us prepare for ball games.”

sports6.jpgBrian Kajiyama

Kajiyama who is in a wheel chair because of cerebral palsy, assisted in providing video and computer scouting reports. He also monitored the kickers’ workouts.
McMackin added: “He and I have talked, and we’re excited about what he’s going to do this year.”
UH is reopening the “Verizon Room,” a computer lab that had been restricted in recent years. Kajiyama will help coordinate the study program in that room.
Kajiyama, who joined the UH coaching staff as a graduate assistant last year, has a master’s degree.

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We feel your pain.
it’s June, and you have a jones for UH sports.
Here’s how to get your fix this summer:
• Watch the unsupervised football workouts at 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Remember standing in those long autograph lines? Beat the rush. Future stars are available for autographs.
• Watch the “Rainbow Celebration,” K5’s Saturday night replays of the top UH sporting events of the past year. The best part for fans? Every airing has a happy ending.
• Attend NCAA Summer League basketball games. The competition is good, and there’s always plenty of good seats.
• Sign up for the volleyball camp for adults, sponsored by the Warrior coaching staff and some players. At the end, you get an evaluation of your talents.
• NCAA Football ’09 hits the stores July 15. Most interesting part of the game? Learning EA Sports’ prediction for UH’s starting quarterback.


• Know how everybody acts like a recruiting know-it-all?
Now you can be one. Attend the UH football camps this summer. Most of the state’s top high school seniors will be there. You can see them go through drills. Then you can tell everybody how Manti Te‘o is the real deal.

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If you get the chance, please visit Leslie Kawamoto’s blog about pets. Leslie is the most beloved person in our newsroom and extremely smart. (I would say these things even if she didn’t handle my travel.) Here’s a link to her blog:


And here’s a pix of her dog:



  1. Pomai June 2, 2008 1:18 am


  2. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 1:45 am

    One is the loneliest number . . .

  3. duffer June 2, 2008 1:46 am

    I here too!

  4. BigWave96744 June 2, 2008 1:47 am

    I’m still up, too

  5. BigWave96744 June 2, 2008 1:48 am

    When are the Oline/Dline guys working out?
    I know last summer they were going mornings…

  6. duffer June 2, 2008 1:49 am


    Good Morning ST amd his merry band of TSAI-KOS!!!!

  7. LizKauai June 2, 2008 1:52 am

    Nitey Nite!

  8. Pomai June 2, 2008 1:52 am


  9. LizKauai June 2, 2008 1:55 am

    Pomai- email me your snail mailing addy, pls.

  10. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 1:58 am

    Big guys lift in the morning and run in the late afternoon. But they don’t do any blocking drills.

  11. Mike Wedge June 2, 2008 2:06 am

    “It’s June and you have a jones for UH sports”

    ROFL!!! I like that one

  12. Pomai June 2, 2008 2:09 am

    Just as Justin Wilson would say “I Garontee” we will romp in da swamp!!!!!!!

  13. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 2:17 am

    I knew musicians kept late hours . . .

  14. Ralph June 2, 2008 2:21 am

    ST good to see a follow up write up on BrianK after last night’s unfounded rumor…quick action nips the rumor in the butt and I’m sure bonar feels bad after picking on a nice guy like brianK .

  15. Pomai June 2, 2008 2:31 am

    ST for those of us who haven’t been to any of the practices, can you give us an idea of what kind of conditioning drills the team does? One thing is do they all(linemen included) run gasser’s?

    Back in the day when they used stone for the score board we would team up with 8 guys on a team, then four guys would be on the 40 and 4 on the goal line, the first guys on the goal line would run full steam to his team at the 40 tag his guy then that guy would run to the goal line tag his guy, and that would happen till all the guys ran the forty full speed, that would make up one set and we would do that for about 10 sets, then as the practices went on they move to the 50 then 60 and so on, that by the end of the season we where running hundred yard sprints, now do they do that now a days also?

  16. bighilofan2 June 2, 2008 3:27 am


    no. they watch videos of men in da day. make poses. 😎


  17. bighilofan2 June 2, 2008 4:02 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    gassers. Da team gotta be doing plenty ah dem.

    not only do our guyz have to be really guud preppin fo da physicality paht ah da Swamp contes, but da mine gotz to be preppin fo da hi noon paht tu.

    i hope da coaches no hog da ice an da fans cum gameday. lets see…
    120 guys on da sidelines… quick Jason, do da matt

    …40 fans….an anyting less dan 40 72 quaht cuulahs full ice wit 120 towelz fo mayk da ice watah on da facez tellz me we nevah adequately prepayah. an no foget: da towelz, fanz, ice chess – all gotta get da logo.
    Prepahrashun H fo da GayTahs.


  18. Garret June 2, 2008 4:13 am

    There is a cool Google Earth Plugin now available for Internet Browsers. Unfortunately for SteveM and others, it is only available for Windows computers now. With this, there are 30 or so college stadiums around the country where you can check out the stadium and 3D animation…and Aloha Stadium is one of those stadiums!

  19. Garret June 2, 2008 4:14 am


    Thank you for all of the info on Brian K’s new role. One good thing that came out of the stuff posted last night is that we got to know this info on Brian K!

  20. Garret June 2, 2008 4:18 am

    Discussion of Miami’s WRs of course mentioned Bess.

    Already thin at wide receiver, the Dolphins might need to start looking toward adding another veteran to their roster as a result of a recent injury to Tab Perry that caused the team to cut him. Perry tore his Achilles’ tendon during an organized team activity last week.

    Although Perry wasn’t expected to fill one of the top three receiver spots, the team was hoping his contributions as a return man on special teams would make him worthy of a roster spot. Now, it will be up to David Kircus, Greg Camarillo, Davone Bess and Jayson Foster to step into one of those receiving roles as training camp approaches.

    The Dolphins are not actively searching for a veteran as of yet, but the scouting department will certainly still have the position high on its priority list if an attractive option becomes available.

  21. bighilofan2 June 2, 2008 4:19 am

    an no foget da halftime, not goin get chance fo drive Shoney’s Big Boy to get extra ice. An da hometown advantage, Warrior Nation get 5,000 btu, Florida get 100,000. An da AC and da ice maykah. Gotta study da game video ah da sideline akshun, not only da game akshun. An yu gotta study da field an da enemy, see if Florida side get hidden guudyz like AC units, or electrical hookups for dat kine stuff. Not nuff fo jus be macho, gotta be smaht tu. Da objek is fo be nashunal powah, an not tink how we cuddah beat Alabama a few yearz ago. i know we open USC in 2 years, but dis is now an our time iz now.


  22. bighilofan2 June 2, 2008 4:37 am

    Yo, BrianK,

    howzit howzit. golly, da intrigue trap i wen fall into las nite ovah yu wuz moah exsightin da da intrigue in da book Shogun.

    so wat, day wen dump yu as GA an UH wen hiyah yu as TA or sumtin? Nevah mine ansah dat, wuz raytorikal dat one. okay, okay, spill da beans BrianK. 😀 😎 😀 heh heh

    j/k yu no wat i wish fo dough. i wish yu success in yur job. i also wish yu stay on Tyler’s butt. Make him a priority. No give him one eezy way out. Make him suffah like da ress ah us who wen get one UH degree.
    he’s wurt it.

  23. bighilofan2 June 2, 2008 4:58 am

    anybody keepin tabs on our incoming freshmen? which ones are steppin up now so we don’t have to wait until the USC game to watch them get sizeable playing time? any ideas?

  24. NYUH June 2, 2008 5:40 am

    It would be great if Lelie went to Miami. He is obviously not getting the respect in SF. Glad Leonard Peters is getting some in Chicago.

    We were talking about not having 2 RBs in Lee’s offense but I forgot about having Pilares as a slotback. If they start rolling out from center, the reverse direction handoff to the SB could be interesting.

  25. Loa June 2, 2008 5:59 am

    morning NYUH, bighilo, Garret !

    ST – thanks for the update on Brian and good luck with the mediations
    NYUH – would be interesting to see Lelie in Miami although we have a lot of SF fans in Hawaii
    bighilo – mahalo for the wake up calls as usual, i get nightmares thinking of gassers
    Garret – i will need to check out the GE plugin

    everyone have a safe and happy day

  26. Pomai June 2, 2008 6:00 am

    Since ST is starting up the BIO’s again, for all those who have not read all the previous BIO’s just click on the link (my name) and it will take you to a page that has all the past BIO’s most with pictures of the person too!! Not all have pictures but am trying to get them up as we go.

  27. LizKauai June 2, 2008 6:29 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  28. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 6:43 am

    Great Morning All.

    Good Luck to BrianK in his expanded role.

  29. Annoddah Dave June 2, 2008 6:44 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Good to hear that Brian will have a bigger role, especially in the academic aspects. The success of the sports program is ultimately tied to graduation and the pursuit of knowledge.

  30. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 6:48 am

    Volleyball camp for adults sounds challenging.

    Maybe bettah fo’ Kekoa and Mrs. Kekoa set-up one Tsaiko Volleyball Camp fo’ Tsaiko-challenged adults. Hoo, can feel da muscles all tight already. 😉

    Have a great week Tsaikos!

  31. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 6:54 am

    Volleyball camp would be OK since it’s set up for different skill levels.
    We’re thinking of starting a writer’s camp. Oh, wait, I meant writer’s cramp.

  32. Stretch June 2, 2008 6:55 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Re: Rainbow Celebrations…. I like happy endings!!

  33. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 7:05 am

    Not sure why it’s not called Warrior Celebrations.

  34. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 7:22 am

    d1, have you written your bio yet? No foget da pic of yourself!

  35. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 7:24 am

    Brian K is such an inspirational person. If we could all be like him, we would all be success stories.

  36. Maverick June 2, 2008 7:24 am

    Happy Muunday gang-

    Awesome to hear about Brian K’s continue’d involvement, and being able to ramp UP with the facilities.

    Though I will follow closely with SMU’s progress this year, and hopefully get to watch a televised game, I’m not gonna Jones on June. I prefer to see our “Mac” unleash a Pataaack on the opponents. Awe man, sure gonna miss Jacob the Warrior this coming season.

    St – very clever on the “June”saying,above.

  37. SIMPLE June 2, 2008 7:27 am


  38. koakane™ June 2, 2008 7:32 am

    howzit and morning everybody

    adding my congrats and tsai of relief re: Brian’s extended role

  39. Stretch June 2, 2008 7:33 am

    ST – what happened to the HA discussion/blog on the Sugar Bowl list?? It was on the front page of the HA website and now, no can find.

  40. Kekoa June 2, 2008 7:38 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Villagers!
    d1 – Volleyball cramp is more realistic at this stage for me and the Mrs. However, I know I could enlist my nephew Pono Ma’a to instruct the Tsaikettes, and his wife Lisa Strand for instructing the men of the Tsaiko Village. There’s a possibility that volleyball might happen as a result!

  41. Maverick June 2, 2008 7:47 am

    ooops –
    Meant “Jake” the Warrior. Beowulf will give me scoldings for saying Jacob.
    btw, any sitings of Beowulf lately? the Patek ohana needs to be honored in this blog with jake’s number

  42. bighilofan2 June 2, 2008 8:04 am


    an i taut yu wuz bein clevah wit da family jewel. cum fine out yu made a mistayk. 😀 nah nah, j/k

  43. bonar June 2, 2008 8:08 am


  44. J-DOG June 2, 2008 8:15 am

    re: Silver Helmets

    yeah, it was dumb that the x-box 360 version always made UH wear the silver helmets, even with the home unis.

  45. will-i-am June 2, 2008 8:16 am

    Our Quarterbacks: Funaki, Graunke, Alexander Rausch, Jantz, Austin. Are there any others I am missing.

  46. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 8:17 am

    Not sure what happened with those discussions.
    They actually don’t consult with me on A-1 matters. Or other matters, to be honest.
    For instance, if they wanted to know who went on the trip, I think me, Stretch and the A-Houses could have provided a list. We met everybody in NOLA.

  47. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 8:17 am

    You’re missing Jake Santos, Bryant Moniz, Kiran Kepo‘o and Bryce.

  48. Stretch June 2, 2008 8:20 am

    ST – how come you only listed Bryce?? You didn’t want to spell Kalauokaaea wrong??

  49. g-nalo June 2, 2008 8:21 am

    morning all!


  50. g-nalo June 2, 2008 8:22 am

    oh….being 49er works for me. 🙂

    Stretch – whats for lunch?

  51. Stretch June 2, 2008 8:22 am

    g-nalo – NOPE

  52. g-nalo June 2, 2008 8:26 am

    adda so

  53. marlis June 2, 2008 8:27 am

    Well you can always count on someone for asking, maybe me?

    Everything I’m reading about BrianK seems to be a euphemisms. And even reading from the coach, “Brian has expanded role”.

    But the question, I ask, and maybe others: Is his status and title as “graduate
    assistant” remain intact. Reading the little information I see, it’s ambiguous if he’s still a graduate assistant. Or delegated to volunteer assistant with a expanded role.

  54. Stretch June 2, 2008 8:31 am

    Re: Brian K – if he has his master’s degree, does that mean he graduated?? If so, he is not eligible to be a GA since they supposed to be enrolled in school. I guess he could take more classes but I think it would be more effective to have him do other stuff and bring in another GA. I don’t think he needs the GA pay to survive since it is minimal already. I can’t speak for him but I think he just wants to be around the team.

  55. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 8:41 am

    brian is a ph.d. grad student.

  56. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 8:42 am

    brian is still a student.

  57. sjmacro June 2, 2008 8:45 am

    Good AM Tsaikos: Thanks Garret for link in comment 18. The Google map is great. Only thing is the satellite map shows baseball configuration of the stadium which is no more. sjmacro

  58. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 8:50 am

    That’s exactly right. I don’t know the spelling off the top of my head, and I couldn’t Google it while trying to post.

  59. James June 2, 2008 9:00 am

    Good morning gang…

    Good to hear about Brian K. Mr. A-House and I were talking about Steele Jantz (Man what a cool name) yesterday. Looks like he may be a good prospect QB, especially since he is a Freshman and can grow into the role. Anyone know what his stats were in high school and what hs division in Cali did he play in?


  60. James June 2, 2008 9:01 am

    gigi…d1 is making his bio just like yours….except he isn’t talking about his muu muu….TMI….mwahahahahahahaha

  61. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 9:02 am

    Hey, I hate to make requests, but I would appreciate it if each of you would post a “hello” comment on Leslie Kawamoto’s blog.
    Here’s the link.

  62. James June 2, 2008 9:04 am

    Just hello???

  63. Stretch June 2, 2008 9:06 am

    james – I hope so since that’s all I posted

  64. James June 2, 2008 9:08 am

    stretch…that’s what I was going to say…I posted right after you and was like, “I better say something else, Stretch already posted just a hello.”

  65. bighilofan2 June 2, 2008 9:17 am


    hoo boy, cute da chick animal.

  66. bighilofan2 June 2, 2008 9:19 am

    have a great day everybody.

    gotta go gotta goooooo….

    james, stretch play nice

  67. I Believe June 2, 2008 9:29 am

    aloha kakahiaka kakou- busy morning-

    great to learn of BrianK continuing on and I second what someone said about watching certain players who may encounter potential academic difficulties- better to nip in the bud early than later when it might be too late-

    follow-up on AC – wow! Had no idea that he had donated $100,000 for scholarships at UH- I knew he donated a lot and I knew he donated for scholarships, but I am even more impressed with him now that I know the amount and already got a thank you note off to him- He is also the first spokesperson for the national “I Have a Dream” Foundation!

    as for Tsaiko Volleyball…in my return to soccer I have advised teammates that I am no longer an offensive player and am, instead, a zone player (if the ball comes in my zone, I will get it- otherwise the ‘guys’ in front of me and in back of me will have to do so- that is why I switched to middle)…so, if we can play zone for V-Ball, then I am in!

    Kekoa- how absolutely wonderful that Pono is your ‘ohana- he was son’s dorm advisor (with Ke’olu) advisor and we love him and Lisa- have wanted to send him a note to congratulate him for taking over…was it Admissions or Boarding?

  68. d1shima(tilted) June 2, 2008 9:39 am


    sent it yesterday.
    no pic though. get plenny around already. maybe one of beau?

  69. Jason June 2, 2008 9:39 am

    Again, great to hear that Brian will be sticking around.

    Okay, want to know what I’m doing to pass the time? I told some of the guys at Nancy’s — I’m going through old press releases, finding out information on every UH football player that has started in the past nine years. From there, I’m going to make a site where the Tsaikos can use this information to vote for a UH all-star team, which I will create in NCAA Football 08 (PS2).

    (Stephen: I’d like to borrow some media guides, if I could. I need to get stats, and it’s hard to get accurate stats for the older players.)

    Speaking of video game football, ratings for QBs in Madden NFL 09 are out. Colt is a 73 OVR; 66 SPD; 55 AWR; 87 THP; 86 THA.

    And if you didn’t hear, UH will be a 77 OVR in NCAA Football 09; 75 OFF, 80 DEF. Here is a screenshot of the top players.

    NYUH: I would disagree about Lelie in SF. Jim Hostler was an idiot who never deserved to be offensive coordinator, and although some people like Jerry Sullivan as a long-time WR coach, I’m not his biggest fan. I think Lelie’s going to get a better shot this year, though, people have been talking about him. With the recent FA signings, however, he’s going to have to earn playing time.

  70. Larzi2 June 2, 2008 9:46 am

    ZOE!!! So cute!

  71. d1shima(tilted) June 2, 2008 9:50 am

    I Believe,
    I think many of the Tsaikos wouldn’t mind being “zone” players as well. Although sometimes I’ve been told I can be quite “offensive”
    btw, aren’t Midfielders usually expected to cover the largest area of the pitch?

  72. James June 2, 2008 9:59 am

    BTW…forgot to mention to Ralph…yeah, I’ll be trying to coordinate away game viewings again this year. The first game will be a doozy as it will air around 630 – 730 a.m. from what I understand…..so, we either party the night before and stay up to watch the game or we have a breakfast game watching somewhere….still trying to figure that out…..


  73. koakane™ June 2, 2008 10:02 am


  74. James June 2, 2008 10:03 am

    oh oh…koakane is at it again….all that testing isn’t good for him…mwahahahahahaha

  75. James June 2, 2008 10:04 am

    d1…I would say if the Tsaikos played zone, we’d cover the entire length of the pitch….mwahahhahhhahaha

  76. Jason June 2, 2008 10:05 am

    Party at gigi’s house?

  77. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2008 10:06 am

    So Brian K. is back, bigger and better than before. Good news, dat.

    al needs to post some pictures of his grand puppies on Leslie’s blog. What a perfect place for them to debut.

  78. Hoohiki June 2, 2008 10:07 am

    I tried to open the link to the bios but it seems like I need to register first because it asked for a password. Can you clue me in on how to get on?

  79. Stretch June 2, 2008 10:08 am

    James – If I recall correctly, didn’t Koakane offer his house for the Florida game?? Party his house Friday night and just stay up until game time??

  80. Hoohiki June 2, 2008 10:09 am

    I think I’m a little behind on the news…Did Bess make it on the Miami roster? No more cuts?

  81. homey ® June 2, 2008 10:10 am

    Good morning anybody!

    Stretch – I didn’t see anything, did you?

    Good news on Brian K.

    Nice UH clothing on that dog. Is that dog a yapper? Somehow, I think all little dogs are yappers.

  82. James June 2, 2008 10:10 am

    Stretch..I think that’s what we talked about on Saturday. Koakane wanted to do some “testing” of different kinds of liquids all night…and than have breakfast/cookout and watch the game…. 🙂

  83. James June 2, 2008 10:12 am

    homey…I’m not just anybody….mwahahahhaha

    Jason…gigi’s house?? Have you been there before??? ha ha

  84. koakane™ June 2, 2008 10:14 am

    james and jason bwhaaaaaaaaaaa JJ like L&L any way did what you said in da test check it out.

    james we need to coordinate so the away game maybe along with da twins. dat way we no over book. seen my email response 😯

  85. LizKauai [Believer] June 2, 2008 10:15 am

    Rob25- please email me – lizkauai at gmail dotcom.

  86. koakane™ June 2, 2008 10:16 am

    and thanks J&J for the hint from Nancy’s

  87. James June 2, 2008 10:18 am

    koakane…ahhhh….nice video of my group back in the day…I played back-up bass with those guys…..

  88. koakane™ June 2, 2008 10:19 am

    sjmacro and Myki glad found camera

    myki great comeback to Jboy at Nancy…spoken like a true tsaiko :mrgreen:

  89. James June 2, 2008 10:19 am

    koakane…we don’t have to coordinate the first game of the season…you’re house right?? Dat’s what gigi said…..mwahahahahahha

  90. koakane™ June 2, 2008 10:20 am

    James how far in da back you was with dat base bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  91. James June 2, 2008 10:20 am

    yeah myki….that was great….just two words…”walking home” ..mwahahahahahahaha

  92. James June 2, 2008 10:21 am

    I was wayyyyyyyyyyy off camera….I think you get one picture of my hair at one point in the video…. 🙂

  93. Jason June 2, 2008 10:22 am

    Hoohiki: Still get plenty of time before the major cuts get made. Davone is still with Miami, but teams don’t need to cut down to 53 players for a few months.

  94. James June 2, 2008 10:23 am

    hoohiki….Bess is still alive for now…but NFL teams haven’t made all their cuts yet. That will take place more towards the fall when they have to trim their rosters…..

  95. homey ® June 2, 2008 10:26 am

    Hoohiki – This is only the beginning. There will be more cuts until the teams reach the final roster size.

    I think for spring training the roster size is 80 signed players and when the season starts the roster gets trimmed to 53 and only 47 suits up for games. The others are on the practice squad. Anyone know for sure? I could be outdated with my thinking…which happens all the time.

  96. beau(tilted) June 2, 2008 10:32 am

    Stretch / James /Loa,

    Heard from beau.
    He said, “ROTFBMFAO”

    Wacchu guys wen say on Leslie’s blog?

    Howzit homey.

  97. homey ® June 2, 2008 10:33 am

    Sheesh! That’s what I get when I don’t refresh! Thanks Jason and James for the response.

  98. James June 2, 2008 10:36 am

    homey…if you use degree…only need to refresh once a day….bwaahhahahahahahahaha

  99. g-nalo June 2, 2008 10:39 am

    Since ST is starting up the BIO’s again, for all those who have not read all the previous BIO’s just click on the link (my name) and it will take you to a page that has all the past BIO’s most with pictures of the person too!! Not all have pictures but am trying to get them up as we go.

    Pomai – was reading a few bio’s and find it very interesting, mahalo for the link. my question is who writes the intro’s?

  100. Stretch June 2, 2008 10:39 am

    James – If you ask g-nalo, you only need to “refresh” once a week.

  101. al June 2, 2008 10:40 am

    do you have a/c throughout the household?
    are your floors constantly being cleaned by a roomba?
    do you have beck’s in the cooler?
    what about nutri-system pupus?
    will you provide pre-game and half-time bowling tournaments?
    and more importantly do you have a 52″ bravia tv???

    if you have answered in the affirmative in all of the above or in fact have a one upmanship on the aforementioned then the party is at your place!!!!!


  102. Jason June 2, 2008 10:40 am

    My understanding of the roster restrictions is this: You can have 80 players on the active roster during the offseason. After the 3rd preseason week, the cut goes down to 65. After the fourth week, it goes down to 53 on the active roster. Of those 53, only 45 can be active on game day. One of the 8 inactive players can be designated as the emergency QB, who can come in only if QBs #1 and #2 are injured. In addition to the 53 roster players, you can have eight practice squad players.

  103. homey ® June 2, 2008 10:41 am

    g-nalo – Where’s the BIO’s. Hey, doesn’t BIO have another meaning?

    James – Men yes, females gotta refresh more often.

    beau(tilted) – I posted in Leslie’s blog.

  104. homey ® June 2, 2008 10:42 am

    Thanks Jason!

  105. James June 2, 2008 10:45 am

    homey…how often do femals refresh??? LMAO

    Stretch – g-nalo only once a week? Dose country guys…..mwahahahahaha

    al….that was a good one…ROTFLMAO

  106. al June 2, 2008 10:45 am

    homey…..one of the BIO’s is just a figment of one’s imagination. that the BIO

  107. homey ® June 2, 2008 10:45 am

    al – I don’t think koakane meets the Nutri-system pupu requirement.

  108. Stretch June 2, 2008 10:45 am

    homey ®:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 10:41 am
    g-nalo – Where’s the BIO’s. Hey, doesn’t BIO have another meaning?

    maybe that’s why you don’t know where they are…

  109. al June 2, 2008 10:47 am

    hey i got cut off and sent prematurely.

    “…..that the BIO doesn’t really exist and only in the sad mind of one so shallow.”

    well, that is what i wanted to say before i got prematurely ejected. (did that sound right?)

  110. homey ® June 2, 2008 10:48 am

    al – Bring It On?

  111. al June 2, 2008 10:49 am

    but, we can get koakane a blue muumuu from sears to go along with the filipino man hat and tennis shoes.

  112. koakane™ June 2, 2008 10:49 am

    james when you #1 again and when gig wea shorts

  113. James June 2, 2008 10:52 am

    koakane….I never relinquished #1 status….LMAO

  114. James June 2, 2008 10:53 am

    al….I could say so much about that…..but this is a family blog….mwahahahahaha

  115. g-nalo June 2, 2008 10:53 am

    James – If you ask g-nalo, you only need to “refresh” once a week.

    no worry……got’s plenty wind in Waimanalo.

  116. koakane™ June 2, 2008 10:55 am

    al out of those categories only three is close, bud select and bud light, but currently out of stock.

  117. I Believe June 2, 2008 10:56 am

    d1- well, I guess I would rather be offensive than defensive…and I am sure that there are many who would not label you as offensive (when used THAT way)…as for middle…I think most coaches and players would agree that strongest players are positioned in middle…strikers, mid-field, and defense…but when I coached I would put my strongest offensive players as wings as it really takes a lot to know how far into corner you can go and still strike with any chance of ball going into net…and knowing when to drop ball back or cross for an inside striker to take over…many players, even those who are experienced enough to know better, will continue to try to strike from the corner when there is no chance in he– of the ball EVER going in from that angle…and it gets irritating because it totally defeats all the work which just went into advancing the ball to be able to strike…

    As for my choice of position in these later years….while it is true that the midfield covers a lot of field, since I am now to right or left,I can ‘jog’ (rather than run) cuz get ‘hot to trot’ people in front of me to drop back and pick up and get the ‘diehards’ who will clean up for me behind me…and lest you think I am being lazy, I used to be a hot to trot and then switched to diehard…so it’s more a matter of acknowledging age and weight for now…but hope springs eternal…I may return to front one of these days…but not holding my breath since beloved husband tells me I am too old and too fat and have had too many knee surgeries to be playing at all- what support!

  118. al June 2, 2008 10:57 am

    koa…..figures you would be out of stock on a monday morning.

  119. al June 2, 2008 10:58 am

    koa…..u mean you have a blue muumuu?!

  120. koakane™ June 2, 2008 10:58 am

    ok to much play

    eva watch NCIS, part where Gibbs wack Denoso in back of head.

    well just happened so back to work.


  121. koakane™ June 2, 2008 11:00 am

    hey al saw that second post


    gotta go now

  122. al June 2, 2008 11:00 am

    yo james…..

    what? are you off today?
    haven’t seen you around this much in a long time.

    family blog? oh. we at the wrong place, bull.

  123. I Believe June 2, 2008 11:01 am

    homey- I think all little dogs are yappers, too….maybe law of nature…we have one and it is not my most favorite pet (forgive me)…perhaps it has something to do with the saying, “His bark is bigger than his bite”…maybe for little dogs, it’s a defense mechanism…to compensate for size…

  124. g-nalo June 2, 2008 11:01 am

    Al – just read your bio this morning……………….haaaaaaaaaa

  125. al June 2, 2008 11:02 am

    i guess the janitor when rouse koakane. he needs to prepare himself for lunch recess i believe.

  126. James June 2, 2008 11:02 am

    al….taking break today….got some sniffles….but I think just allergy….

    I know…haven’t been around this much in like 6 months….mwahahahaha

  127. Stretch June 2, 2008 11:03 am

    June 2nd, 2008 at 10:58 am
    koa…..u mean you have a blue muumuu?! don’t ruin it, I tried to fool everyone into thinking the video was gigi golfing. Now everyone will know it was koakane in the blue muumuu.

  128. Stretch June 2, 2008 11:05 am

    try again…

    June 2nd, 2008 at 10:58 am
    koa…..u mean you have a blue muumuu?!

    don’t ruin it, I tried to fool everyone into thinking the video was gigi golfing. Now everyone will know it was koakane in the blue muumuu.

  129. Pomai June 2, 2008 11:05 am

    June 2nd, 2008 at 10:07 am

    I tried to open the link to the bios but it seems like I need to register first because it asked for a password. Can you clue me in on how to get on?

    Hoohiki I forgot to unblock the BIO section, I had it so that only registered users could get there, but I will go an unblock it in a few, so check back laters.

  130. Pomai June 2, 2008 11:07 am

    g-nalo ST writes the intro, all I did was cut an paste and add the pictures.

  131. g-nalo June 2, 2008 11:10 am

    Hoohiki I forgot to unblock the BIO section, I had it so that only registered users could get there, but I will go an unblock it in a few, so check back laters.

    i just went ahead and registered, hope its ok?

    anyways, many of you have accomplished so much, experienced so much, and lived so much in your lives. very interesting…

    btw – expected Homey’s to be a lot longer but i’ll assume you’re just a very humble guy. 🙂

  132. homey ® June 2, 2008 11:13 am

    I Believe – Is that why James barks all the time?

    Just the other day this chihuahua comes charging from a house barking and growling as I was walking my dogs. It tried to nip at my dogs legs but my dogs just kept sniffing it and didn’t retaliate back. I think my dogs knew that they could’ve killed that dog with a small kine bite.

    The owner was all hysterical. She should teach her dog some control or one day that dog is going to yap at the wrong dog.

  133. g-nalo June 2, 2008 11:14 am

    g-nalo ST writes the intro, all I did was cut an paste and add the pictures.

    thanks Pomai. i asked because was thinking it might be several people who contributed? no wonder ST is a writer, short and simple intro’s but good stuff.

  134. homey ® June 2, 2008 11:20 am

    June 2nd, 2008 at 11:10 am

    btw – expected Homey’s to be a lot longer but i’ll assume you’re just a very humble guy.

    Oh man that could be interpreted in one very interesting way. 😯

  135. g-nalo June 2, 2008 11:24 am

    Homey – oops, you’re right that didn’t read so good.

    but i’m sure you’ve accomplished a lot more in life growing up……………

  136. Pauoa Boy June 2, 2008 11:24 am

    Howzit, Good afternoon to all, time for eat lunch…

    Jason – Tanks for the picture, appreciate it

    Kekoa – Tanks for the hospitality at the Wesside CC, and wala’au about stuffs

  137. homey ® June 2, 2008 11:29 am

    June 2nd, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Homey – oops, you’re right that didn’t read so good.

    but i’m sure you’ve accomplished a lot more in life growing up……………

    Oh, so teasing my height now! 😆

  138. Pomai June 2, 2008 11:31 am

    Hoohiki send me an email Pomai at tsaikos.com

  139. marlis June 2, 2008 11:32 am

    Looking at the future UH football schedules with out of league opponents, who
    (laughing to myself, and meaning no respect to the other team) would schedule Charleston Southern again-as noted 2011 ?

    This past year it was a miserable game to watch. Even winning 66-10 the announcers were bemoaning the fact that we’re playing such a lousy opponent. So the question is do we have to play them again?
    Offering feedback for fill ins, I rather UH play teams like Wyoming, Colorado St., TCU, Vanderbilt, Utah, UTEP, Troy, UCF, BYU, Rutgers…almost any other team than CS.

    Please no Charleston Southern again.

    Looking at 2012-2015 it looks like BYU has Boise State scheduled for these years.




    9-12 @ Washington State
    9-19 @ UNLV
    11-28 Wisconsin
    TBA Navy


    9-4 Southern California
    9-18 @ Colorado
    9-25 UNLV


    9-3 Colorado
    9-24 @ UNLV
    11-26 Washington State
    TBA Charleston Southern


    9-22 UNLV



    9-20 @ Colorado


    9-5 Colorado

  140. homey ® June 2, 2008 11:39 am

    marlis – it was probably an agreement made to CS since they gladly accepted to play Hawaii as a late replacement. They made a lot of money playing the Warriors. Maybe they will be paid off if UH can schedule another D1 opponent.

  141. marlis June 2, 2008 11:43 am


    i know what your saying, but if I could italicize the wording of “who” would do such a thing it would make for further laughter.

  142. homey ® June 2, 2008 11:47 am

    marlis – 😆 We all know WHO it is! 😆

  143. Loa June 2, 2008 11:51 am

    howzit gang!

    homey – was thinking the same thing on 135. you get some mean poodles eh
    g-nalo – give up already, lol
    d1 – in my case gotta add one more F to fao, so how you like da tilt?
    james – one shot of CR may help the sniffles

  144. Mike Wedge June 2, 2008 11:56 am


    Musicians are regular night creatures. I for one ain’t a morning person. If I can get away with it I wake at 12 or later.

  145. koakane™ June 2, 2008 11:58 am

    # Stretch:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 11:05 am

    try again…

    June 2nd, 2008 at 10:58 am
    koa…..u mean you have a blue muumuu?!

    don’t ruin it, I tried to fool everyone into thinking the video was gigi golfing. Now everyone will know it was koakane in the blue muumuu.

    stretch would know cause in the other picture there he was the tall guy, with cap on, burmuda short hitting the ball sideways about 9 feet.

  146. koakane™ June 2, 2008 11:59 am

    sneaking away again

    al not da janitor but the SASA’s

  147. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 12:00 pm


    Maybe g’nalo WASN’T talking about your height. haha

    Tilt’s OK. This was the first time I ventured into anything other than a basic cell phone so really wasn’t too sure about what I was looking for. As I said b4, I like the QWERTY keyboard but the connection speed leaves much to be desired

  148. homey ® June 2, 2008 12:00 pm

    Loa – How’s that saying go? Something like “…dogs are a reflection of their owner..”

  149. Loa June 2, 2008 12:09 pm

    homey – i heard that one too, as why i cannot picture you as one poodle

    d1 – i thought i read that the connection speed was supposed to be best, 3g? (whateva that means)

  150. Kekoa June 2, 2008 12:11 pm

    Koakane ~ I stop insiie da Tsaiko playhouse for lunch wit you my EIS pahtah, and here you are taking center stage with a stand-up comedy routine about Stretch’s golfing prowress. Den you goin’ exit stage leff telling us to “play nice.”

    We need football season to start now!…right now!

  151. beau June 2, 2008 12:12 pm


    As best as I can figgah, 3G is one fastah phone line; not like one hi-speed internet.

    Maybe one of our Tech-savvy Tsaikos can fill us in?

  152. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 12:15 pm

    looks like the Name field stays the same even when you jump between Tabs.

  153. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 12:15 pm


  154. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 12:18 pm


    Loa – How’s that saying go? Something like “…dogs are a reflection of their owner..”

    No wonder my dogs look at me with such disdain; they keep hoping I’ll upgrade!
    They must realize that the slope is not going in their favor. 🙂

  155. MeiLing June 2, 2008 12:19 pm

    Glad to hear that Brian K. is going to work with the students in the lab. I was wondering if that computer lab was open & running.

  156. al June 2, 2008 12:21 pm

    good one stretch…..good one. i was wondering why her legs was so hairy!!!!

  157. al June 2, 2008 12:22 pm


    you didn’t have to laugh at my bio. just hurt my feelings lil dat.

  158. jojo ® June 2, 2008 12:23 pm

    Can someone give me Brain K.’s email address? I’m not too smart to figure out how to contact him on his website. Actually, I forget how to get to the website.

  159. al June 2, 2008 12:24 pm

    if you not feeling good, well, today you can’t blame it on the vog.

    hmmmm. anyway, you need to run down to choe’s and slurp some sun dubu, the infamous bubblin’ tofu soup. bugga works wonders for the cold like symptons. and if you run into your boss just tell the doc said it was good for you. you know, medicinal purposes.

    probably some karaoke would soothe your sore throat, too.

  160. Loa June 2, 2008 12:26 pm

    i wonder if the “verizon” room is now called the “hawaiian telcom” room?

    hey jojo – why don’t you leave your email addy here then someone can forward it on? just joking!

  161. al June 2, 2008 12:27 pm

    in your mail box jojo.

  162. al June 2, 2008 12:28 pm


    ….and while you at it you can send me an email too.

  163. g-nalo June 2, 2008 12:35 pm

    g-nalo – give up already, lol

    Loa – very good advice, i should know better.


    you didn’t have to laugh at my bio. just hurt my feelings lil dat.

    Al – not laughing at you trust me. many here have done quite a bit in life and know how to live, you’re a good example.

  164. al June 2, 2008 12:45 pm

    i wasn’t fishing for a compliment.
    i find that there are many really great people who are tsaikos.
    i spend more time with my tsaiko friends than my old friends.
    ain’t that something?

    i hope all the new tsaiko’s join us at the tailgates this year. last year, the tailgates organized by bg and kazz reached over fifty. i am guessing it will double this year to say the least.

    we will have the largest tailgate gathering of all the warrior hopeful with the greatest diversity of food, friends, family, and football.

    and the best part is that it is but, three months away.

    …nuff said

  165. koakane™ June 2, 2008 12:54 pm

    as d1 on say lunc horwa

  166. koakane™ June 2, 2008 1:00 pm


    what about james and doc?

  167. Loa June 2, 2008 1:08 pm

    we will have the largest tailgate gathering of all the warrior hopeful with the greatest diversity of food, friends, family, and football.

    Al – thanks for clarifying the f’s, i was having the darnest time trying to figure it out

  168. Loa June 2, 2008 1:09 pm


    June 2nd, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    as d1 on say lunc horwa </blockquote?

    koakane – so the coast is SASA free for now?

  169. Loa June 2, 2008 1:11 pm

    whoops lets try again


    June 2nd, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    as d1 on say lunc horwa

    koakane – so the coast is SASA free for now?

  170. homey ® June 2, 2008 1:28 pm

    Loa – one more “f”…FUN!

  171. homey ® June 2, 2008 1:29 pm

    d1shima – you have hairless chihuahua’s?

  172. koakane™ June 2, 2008 1:33 pm

    loa, yep no can touch me offical break now

    kekoa yep just trying to keep dem playing nicely but see how dey when get afta long weekend. need bhf2 bumbucha slippa for keep dem in line.

    g-nalo which day you choose for twins pau hana?

  173. koakane™ June 2, 2008 1:38 pm

    man feel like travolta in Sat Nite Fever when he tell the father “Watch the hair” after he gets slapped.

    anyway pau lunch

  174. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 1:42 pm

    OK, I’m back. Quite a day at school.

  175. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 1:44 pm

    ST, seems like you nevah left. j/k.

    I’m taking a break while my grandkid naps.

  176. Stretch June 2, 2008 1:48 pm

    ST – you not going to the practice field today??

  177. James June 2, 2008 1:49 pm

    When is practice (unofficial) again??

  178. koakane™ June 2, 2008 1:50 pm

    for everyone who’s in same sitution as me

  179. James June 2, 2008 1:51 pm

    oh oh..KK is rambling again….bwahahahahahaha

  180. James June 2, 2008 1:51 pm

    d1…you need to translate for me again….

  181. Stretch June 2, 2008 1:53 pm

    2pm on the grass field

  182. homey ® June 2, 2008 1:55 pm

    Um James, ST posted the info at the top.

  183. James June 2, 2008 1:56 pm


  184. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 1:57 pm

    I dunno. It’s awfully hot out there.
    Suddenly I’m a 99-year-old Korean woman with a big TV.

  185. James June 2, 2008 1:58 pm

    ST….you have a muu muu???

  186. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 1:59 pm

    It was 85 degrees inside when I turned on the a/c.

  187. James June 2, 2008 2:00 pm

    gigi…I have A/C too….it’s called windows……mwahahahha

  188. koakane™ June 2, 2008 2:00 pm

    james click on my name and check out

  189. Stretch June 2, 2008 2:01 pm

    If anyone is going, let me know

  190. James June 2, 2008 2:01 pm

    CCR all da way…I played bass for them too….but wasn’t in the video….

  191. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 2:02 pm

    We often don’t get a breeze cause our house is surrounded on 3 sides by houses that tower over ours due to elevation.

  192. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 2:05 pm

    A friend is thinking of starting a blog on the HA site. She suggested I do the same. But I sort of like WordPress.com so probably won’t.

  193. BowsForever June 2, 2008 2:05 pm

    Awright BrianK! If he decides to stick with football after getting his Ph.D., I can see him being an assistant coach before long. And I can’t wait to see his impact on the Mean Green Kicking/Punting Machine™ this season.

  194. g-nalo June 2, 2008 2:09 pm

    g-nalo which day you choose for twins pau hana?

    Koakane – eh howzit btw……….ahh for this weekend no can make “Tsaiko”, big chore to take of.

  195. James June 2, 2008 2:13 pm

    gnalo…where is this chore taking place…..lmao

  196. James June 2, 2008 2:13 pm

    eh, anyone seen hiflyer on at all….I have to ask him a question….

  197. Stretch June 2, 2008 2:16 pm

    James – start playing music and he will show up

  198. Stretch June 2, 2008 2:17 pm

    June 2nd, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    gnalo…where is this chore taking place…..lmao

    g-nalo said BIG chore, it can’t be what you thinking….

  199. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 2:24 pm

    ok. i think i’m going.

  200. Stretch June 2, 2008 2:27 pm

    gee ST – thanks for the heads up. what time they going pau??

  201. James June 2, 2008 2:30 pm

    stretch…but no more mic…. and what kind of big chore are you thinking about??? I was thinking like yardwork…or spring cleaning of the garage…

  202. LizKauai [Believer] June 2, 2008 2:30 pm

    bhf2- I just heard from Kymry. She is all set with her tickets. They are going to the Oregon State game too 😉

  203. g-nalo June 2, 2008 2:37 pm

    stretch…but no more mic…. and what kind of big chore are you thinking about??? I was thinking like yardwork…or spring cleaning of the garage…

    thats pretty close James and thats why you’re not the Instigator.

    but hmmmmm…………spring cleaning my garage, hey thats a good metaphor for another time. hehe

  204. marlis June 2, 2008 2:37 pm

    For those that are going to Genjis on June 19th, keep in mind that if there’s a game seven in the NBA finals expect (?) an overflow crowd there

    Gm. 7: *Thursday, June 19 (8:30 p.m. ET) – LAL at BOS

  205. Stretch June 2, 2008 2:40 pm

    marlis – i guess the party has to start earlier!!

  206. Stretch June 2, 2008 2:41 pm

    g-nalo & james – on top of spring cleaning of the garage, you have to check the plumbing once in a while to make sure everything still flows

  207. marlis June 2, 2008 2:42 pm

    or better yet hope Boston romps GO BOSTON

  208. homey ® June 2, 2008 2:49 pm

    Would be nice to see Kevin Garnett hoist the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

  209. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 2:57 pm

    yay, I want Celtics to win!

  210. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 2:58 pm

    Tired of dat womanizer! Kobe something — wats his name? Never mind.

  211. homey ® June 2, 2008 3:07 pm

    gigi – I don’t think Kobe will be bothering you. You’re safe. 😆

    BTW, how did your golf practice session go? Hitting those 200 yard drives yet?

  212. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 3:12 pm

    homey, I think the clubs my uncle gave me are too long for me. I find myself gripping them down the handle far from the top of the shaft. However, I managed to hit a few high in the air and far. Usually, the ball flies low to the ground and bounces.

  213. James June 2, 2008 3:12 pm

    homey…I think those are 200 yard puts….mwahahahahha…but I shouldn’t talk, I don’t play golf except for miniature kine…

  214. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 3:13 pm

    Hubby said PCC does not have 3 par courses. So we might use the one in Bayview. Hawaii Kai is too far.

  215. James June 2, 2008 3:13 pm

    gigi…how far down the shaft are you grabbing???? mwahahahaha

  216. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 3:20 pm


  217. wafan June 2, 2008 3:23 pm

    James . . .

    You beat me to it.

  218. homey ® June 2, 2008 3:25 pm

    gigi – They probably are too long for you. If anything, just practice using the higher numbered clubs. Don’t forget to practice hitting the ball from a sand trap. Also, there are different rules when hitting the ball from a sand trap.

  219. J-DOG June 2, 2008 3:25 pm

    hope I never get stuck behind you on the course you hack.

  220. James June 2, 2008 3:29 pm

    wafan…I’m surprised homey didn’t say anything….

  221. koakane™ June 2, 2008 3:30 pm

    stretch, g-nalo and james mmmmm looks like a field trip to da next street ova from midori’s working place.

  222. Stretch June 2, 2008 3:31 pm

    koakane – when is this field trip?? you might see g-nalo down there

  223. James June 2, 2008 3:32 pm

    koakane…I told you…I no go on dat kine field trip……;-)

  224. homey ® June 2, 2008 3:33 pm

    James – I have no idea what you are talking about. I haven’t said anything with innuendos all day!

  225. James June 2, 2008 3:35 pm


  226. koakane™ June 2, 2008 3:39 pm

    james you so evil so the above link is for you. enjoy

  227. homey ® June 2, 2008 3:41 pm

    ST must be snapping away with his infamous digital camera.

    ST – How many players usually show up for these unsupervised workouts?

  228. James June 2, 2008 3:41 pm

    koakane…that video takes on a whole new meaning after discovering what chuck berry used to film….in bathrooms…..EWWWWWWW

  229. James June 2, 2008 3:43 pm

    homey…from what I understand, a pretty good number of players show up for these unsupervised workouts….that shows real dedication to getting bigger, stronger, faster, and smarter when playing the game….

  230. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 3:46 pm

    so did Stretch rush to the practice field when ST said he was on his way? lol

    Hey, I hate to think what you guys talk about when you are all drunk.

  231. homey ® June 2, 2008 3:49 pm

    James – Thanks, I didn’t want to go down there and only a few guys show up and I would have to join them and throw them some passes so they can perfect their routes.

  232. homey ® June 2, 2008 3:51 pm

    gigi – We talk about the same things here as when we are drinking…we talk about you! 😆

  233. Stretch June 2, 2008 3:53 pm

    gigi – no I didn’t go to the field, it would have taken about 30 minutes for me to get there.

    BTW – I can’t tell you what we talk about when we’re drunk since I don’t remember…

  234. James June 2, 2008 3:55 pm

    gigi…Me neither….I don’t drink….

  235. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 3:58 pm

    haha not true, james

  236. homey ® June 2, 2008 3:58 pm

    Stretch – You working out of the main office? The one that is located in the boonies?

  237. Stretch June 2, 2008 3:59 pm

    homey – boonies?? NO Wessai is boonies.

  238. James June 2, 2008 4:01 pm

    I love being a townie….townies in da house say YEAH…..


    gigi – are you calling me a liar??? mwahahahahahaha

  239. jojo ® June 2, 2008 4:03 pm

    james inhales

  240. homey ® June 2, 2008 4:03 pm

    Two strikes! Townie and Damien grad! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

  241. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 4:08 pm

    James drank a beer at our committee meeting, ah hana okolele.

  242. Stretch June 2, 2008 4:11 pm

    gigi – what??!!?? you served us beer??!!?? I thought it was root beer. You know that we had to drive home right?? I can’t believe you contributed to us drinking and driving!!

  243. James June 2, 2008 4:12 pm

    gigi…I do not recall that…..

    jojo…Benadryl does work…mwahahahahaha

  244. James June 2, 2008 4:13 pm

    homey…dat’s hitting below the belt…..and dere’s sooo much to hit….bwahahahaha

  245. koakane™ June 2, 2008 4:15 pm


    why do you think the day affa a pau hana cc, EIS cc you don’t see too many of us about it. gotta be there.

    BTW – I can’t tell you what we talk about when we’re drunk since I don’t remember…

    I think james is trying to say he no remember drinking that time. cause if he doesn’t drink then the tsaiko’s don’t exist 🙁

  246. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 4:16 pm

    Stretch, BG contributed to the juvenile delinquency. It was his beer. You drank, too.

  247. koakane™ June 2, 2008 4:16 pm


    after us add write on the blog

  248. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 4:17 pm

    Wreck was a good boy and drank 2 7-ups, lol. SteveM drank diet pepsi.

    OK, what did I drink? Dont remember.

  249. James June 2, 2008 4:18 pm

    stretch…I’m not riding with you anymore if you are going to drink and drive….mwahahahhahaha

    gigi – wait a minute…BG was there???

  250. James June 2, 2008 4:22 pm

    koakane…stop making trouble again….:mrgreen:

  251. J-DOG June 2, 2008 4:23 pm

    Just blame it on faulty contact lenses.

  252. koakane™ June 2, 2008 4:26 pm

    kden now getting personal about boonies no get me started. might have to call out kapolei royal guard, big hilo kanak attack with rear guard action from nalo g-raiders oh mean x-raiders.

    huuuuuuuuuuumpa da numba 15 size slippa goes swishing by

  253. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 4:30 pm

    Hey, new practice pictures are up.

  254. koakane™ June 2, 2008 4:31 pm

    # gigi-hawaii ©:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    OK, what did I drink? Dont remember.

    gigi ah la signs of a drunk to me 😐

  255. J-DOG June 2, 2008 4:36 pm

    good to see Tyler out there.

  256. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 4:36 pm

    And, yes, the answer is: Yes, Graunke is back. (He was studying.)

  257. Stretch June 2, 2008 4:37 pm

    ST – thanks for the pics. Good to see TG out there!!

  258. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 4:38 pm

    why is Craig Bell so heavily dressed in this hot weather?

  259. Stretch June 2, 2008 4:39 pm

    gigi – why you asking?? You want to check out his body??

  260. James June 2, 2008 4:40 pm

    Stretch…why when she has hubby….. :mrgreen:

  261. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 4:43 pm

    my ex-boyfriend a long time ago wore a fur coat while running the Honolulu Marathon. Crazy guy. But he didn’t collapse and did finish the run.

  262. Stretch June 2, 2008 4:46 pm

    gigi – stop avoiding, you not answering the question.

  263. Rabidfanman June 2, 2008 4:48 pm

    How do you guys post into the future? It’s only 4:29 and #262 says 4:46.

  264. Rabidfanman June 2, 2008 4:50 pm

    Wore a fur coat a long time ago?

    Neanderthals were furry, it wasn’t a coat.


  265. Stretch June 2, 2008 4:50 pm

    rabid… I think you are caught in the past. You must have overslept one day and time passed you by.

  266. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 4:50 pm

    now, Stretch, why at my advanced age would I be interested in Craig Bell’s body? The answer is NO. ha!

  267. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 4:52 pm

    Rabid, you might be right. My ex was a Neanderthal, all right. What a creep.

  268. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 4:53 pm

    OK, true confessions are over. Gotta do some work.


  269. Stretch June 2, 2008 4:55 pm

    gigi – things were just getting interesting… where you going?? now we will have to discuss you going out with a neanderthal without you.

  270. Stretch June 2, 2008 4:56 pm

    ST – how many guys were out there today??

  271. J-DOG June 2, 2008 5:02 pm

    any word yet on the status of Francis Maka?

  272. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 5:05 pm

    At the end, there were 22 (offensive) skill guys. The defensive guys just came to visit.

  273. chawan_cut June 2, 2008 5:12 pm

    Chad Owens is playing right now on ESPN2 for the Arena Football League’s Chicago Crush.
    He already has a TD catch and a 30 yard kickoff return (which is a lot in the AFL).
    too bad their qb isn’t so good. not very accurate.

  274. chawan_cut June 2, 2008 5:30 pm

    chad owens with another TD catch. this one was one handed over the shoulder.

  275. chawan_cut June 2, 2008 5:39 pm

    oh wait, he plays for the Colorado Crush.

    i miss orange crush. and no, not the denver broncos d-line. don’t know why they don’t sell that soda here in the islands anymore. i’ve seen it on the mainland. same thing with RC cola.

    chad with another nice KO return, tried to lateral it to a teammate who had stone hands who fumbled it, but chad was able to recover.

    the announcers called him Mr. Excitement.

  276. chawan_cut June 2, 2008 5:41 pm

    wow, i scared everyone away. did i fart?

  277. chawan_cut June 2, 2008 5:50 pm

    these announcers love chad. they said he could have the “devon” (as in hester) factor, and would make opposing teams kick away from him.
    also, chad still got his moves. juked the shoes out of one defender.
    and they just showed some of his UH highlights and his records for KO & punt TD returns.

  278. wafan June 2, 2008 5:51 pm

    Mr. Tsai . . .

    ” . . . Body Language” HA!

    Instantly reminded me of Ursula from the Little Mermaid when she sings her song.

    And, GG . . .

    Wow, Neanderthal? Good thing you discovered razors!

  279. al June 2, 2008 6:19 pm

    chawan….quit farting.

  280. koakane™ June 2, 2008 6:29 pm

    whoa who open da daikon bottle ❓ 😈

  281. koakane™ June 2, 2008 6:31 pm

    news time

    back after room is freshened

  282. Garret June 2, 2008 6:40 pm


    Thank you for the practice photos! I am very, very sorry to hear about how we may not get videos from the Princess for a long time due to the negotiations, but at least we get photos. I wish I could make it out to practice to see the players in person.

  283. Garret June 2, 2008 6:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Faith! We had an awesome party with about 20 kids and 22 adults, made up from the kids from her preschool class and our close friends in San Diego. Having everyone there for her birthday made her so happy…it was worth all of the work that Lori and I put in for the party. Kudos to Lori who did most of the planning and work.

  284. chawan_cut June 2, 2008 6:43 pm

    two more TDs for Chad!!!
    one on a kickoff return,
    one on another one handed catch.
    the camera caught him shaka’ng and saying “I still got it!!!!!”

  285. Jason June 2, 2008 6:44 pm

    Happy birthday Faith!

    And wow, Chad Owens is having a great game. I miss him…

  286. Garret June 2, 2008 6:46 pm

    The turnover for college football coaches is amazing! Coaches have to win right away or their jobs are in danger.

    There will be 18 new coaches in Division I-A this season. If recent history is a guide, a good bet is that more than half of them will be gone by the time the 2013 season rolls around.

    In the past six years, 2003 through this offseason, there have been 101 coaching hires. Almost 25 percent – 23 coaches – no longer are in those jobs, for various reasons. But that “almost 25 percent” total is somewhat misleading – on the low side.

    Consider that more than half those hires (53 of them) have been made in the past three years. Throw those out and of the other 48 hires, 21 coaches no longer are in those jobs. That’s a staggering 44 percent.

    And when you consider just “Big Six” schools, the numbers are even worse. From 2003-05, there were 27 coaching changes made at “Big Six” schools – and 14 of those coaches already are gone. That’s 52 percent.

    It used to be standard operating procedure that a coach would get five years to implement his plan. In essence, that’s one recruiting class going through school, from freshman season through a senior year (including redshirting).

    That’s not SOP anymore.

    “First-year coaches are expected to win right away,” new Houston coach Kevin Sumlin told Rivals.com’s Tom Dienhart last month. “That’s why we were hired. It doesn’t matter if it’s fair or not. The days of the ‘five-year plan’ are over.”

  287. Garret June 2, 2008 6:47 pm


    Thank you for the Chad Owens updates! He’s having an awesome game, even better than his excellent level of play lately. He had great receiving and returning stats last week, but it sounds like this week is going even better due to the TDs.

  288. Garret June 2, 2008 6:53 pm

    JJ sure has bad luck with ADs. We know what he had at UH with HF and how he basically couldn’t stand HF at the end. Well, he probably likes SMU’s AD, who has done an amazing job at raising money and upgrading their facilities. However, now SMU’s AD is on the short list of candidates for Notre Dame’s AD spot.

    Not only has SMU’s AD done a great fundraising job and upgraded their coaches (the basketball coach hire was a very high-profile hire also), but he was the captain of Notre Dame’s 1977 football team that won the National Championship. My guess is that he’s gone if Notre Dame offers him the AD job…and then JJ will be a coach that isn’t one of the guys that the new AD hired. And those types of coaches are typically put on a short leash.

    I wonder if HF would apply for the SMU AD job if it opened up. And I *really* would like to hear JJ’s “recommendation” for HF.

  289. Stretch June 2, 2008 6:56 pm

    I wonder if HF would apply for the SMU AD job if it opened up. And I *really* would like to hear JJ’s “recommendation” for HF.

    JJ’s recommendation: DON’T DO IT!!

  290. Garret June 2, 2008 7:05 pm

    Back to work…my boss has been a real $%#@ lately. I worked until I had to pick up the birthday stuff and I worked late (past 1am, starting at 7am) the last 2 nights.

  291. ai-ee-soos June 2, 2008 7:10 pm

    Anonymous: re #290.

    Firstly, congrats to BrianK for his new assignment.

    2nd. Yes, he should have a new job title. This opens up the GA

    coaching spot so that a coach can be hired to help out on the field.

    Due to the large number of players involved, help is needed in coaching

    the DB’s, or LB’s, or the O-line.

    Let’s see how this plays out in the weeks ahead.

  292. Kekoa June 2, 2008 7:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Faith!

    I hope you have lots of fun celebrating your birthday with all your friends.
    One day you will be able to look back on all the wonderful things that your parents are doing for you to help you grow up to be a fine young woman who appreciates sports as much as your parents do.

    Hau’oli la hanau!
    Unko Kekoa

  293. chawan_cut June 2, 2008 7:19 pm

    holy bejezzus
    Chad Owens show:
    8 recs, 122 yards, 4TDs
    228 return yards, 1 TD

  294. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 2, 2008 7:21 pm

    Months ago, I bookmarked the Bios page on SteveM’s website, but I can no longer access it. I was told to register, but when I did, it told me that the User Name is already taken.

    What happens next? How does this get corrected. Mahalo for your help.

    Followup to yesterday’s post about Wahine Volleyball tix. Prices for individual games are evidently being reduced especially for weeknight games, but the details aren’t yet available.

    Is anyone interested in seeing if it would be possible to hold a Tsaiko-sponsored post-practice event for both the football and the volleyball teams sometime in mid-August on campus?

    The first two steps would be to clear such activities with the coaches and the Compliance Guy.

    If this is something you’d be interested in checking out, then please post your answer here. If more than two or three people respond, then perhaps we could talk about it at either the June 19 or July 10 event.

    Off to another meeting.

  295. SteveM June 2, 2008 7:51 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    June 2nd, 2008 at 7:21 pm
    Months ago, I bookmarked the Bios page on SteveM’s website, but I can no longer access it. I was told to register, but when I did, it told me that the User Name is already taken….

    Doc — I do not think your bookmark is for my website. My website Bio pages are at:


  296. Pupule June 2, 2008 7:55 pm

    Chad Owens is back !

    Playing for the Colorado Crush in the Arena Football League, Chad Owens showed he still has it with a spectacular performance in front of a national audience on ESPN. He had over 300 all purpose yards, with five TDs. Two of those TDs were incredible one hand catches in the end zone, and another TD came on the opening kickoff of the second half.

    Sporting a Mohawk and with his head fully tattooed in a tribal design, he was the star of the game. After one score the camera focused in on Chad who said, “See, I still got it”, and he does. Not only did he have a great game, but the commentators said only good thing about him. They talked about the University of Hawaii, they showed clips of him playing at Aloha Stadium, and they talked about his NCAA records. They even mentioned Timmy Chang.

    It was the Chad Owens’ show. He returned every kickoff of the game, and was a starting receiver, and his name was mentioned every other play. Chad Owens is back, and he still got it!

  297. gigi-hawaii © June 2, 2008 7:57 pm

    now why couldn’t Chad play that way in the NFL?

  298. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 7:59 pm

    This is my experiment.

    OK, now it works.

  299. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 8:28 pm

    Sorry about the lousy Shane Austin photo. I haven’t figured out the zoom lens yet.

  300. Stretch June 2, 2008 8:32 pm

    ST – DOES your camera have a zoom lens??

  301. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 8:39 pm

    re: lens.
    It probably does, I just haven’t figured it out yet.
    Then again, it’s so hard to focus because … the BIOS return tomorrow!

  302. Stretch June 2, 2008 8:41 pm

    For anyone going to the Oregon State football game, San Fran will be playing at Seattle Sunday afternoon. It isn’t a real far drive from Portland so that is something that can be done. I think my friends and I might do it.

  303. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 8:42 pm

    By the way, Mack, who apparently is a blog reader, said he likes what I’m “trying to do” with the pictures.
    I think that’s a compliment, no?

  304. Stretch June 2, 2008 8:43 pm

    St – ahh, yes, the BIO’s!! Who’s on tap for Thursday and Friday??

  305. Stretch June 2, 2008 8:45 pm

    ST – the pics are great, no matter if you don’t know how to use the zoom.

  306. SteveM June 2, 2008 8:52 pm

    ST, your photos are very good. Even your close-up food pix came out better than mine and I was using macro setting… 🙂 OK, don’t ask…bottom line is you very well with your camera. Don’t change it.

  307. Pomai June 2, 2008 8:53 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc: Months ago, I bookmarked the Bios page on SteveM’s website, but I can no longer access it. I was told to register, but when I did, it told me that the User Name is already take

    Doc you registered with the site already so you just have to log in. If you still have problems email me pomai at tsaikos.com

  308. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2008 8:58 pm

    I have a surprise lined up for Thursday.

  309. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 2, 2008 9:15 pm

    Short meeting, thank goodness, because the cold is still hanging in there. We volunteered someone who did not attend to chair a major fundraiser in late August so going to it turned out to be the right thing to do after all.


    Sorry – I didn’t know there were two sets of biosites. The one I was registered for but cannot access without Pomai’s help is http://tsaikos.com/forum/index.php?name=Content&cid=3

    Are your bios the same as on the above site? I don’t remember ever providing any bio information to anyone on either site which is confirmed by a quick visit to yours.

    Sorry for the confusion.

  310. SteveM June 2, 2008 9:20 pm

    Seemed very hot today with the A/C down in my work building today. Came home tired and kept falling asleep in my chair. Still groggy, so I’ll try to sleep early tonight.

    Good night, everyone!

    errr…unless I wake up in a few hours 😕

  311. Jason June 2, 2008 9:23 pm

    WassupDoc: Reposting this one more time for you:

    I forgot to mention this earlier. If you want a recommendation for a good Web host, try PolurNet Communications. My friend uses them, and she likes them so much that I decided to use them for my church Web site too. Prices are reasonable; although I’m not sure how much space and bandwidth you need for your sites. You might want to check out their site, and if you have questions you can always e-mail me. (And yeah, get a free e-mail acct, even as a backup.) I hope things start to improve for you. And thanks again for the present; you really didn’t have to.

  312. Pomai June 2, 2008 9:36 pm

    WassupDoc the BIO’s are done here on the blog, then all I do is copy and paste them on the other site so that they are all in one spot, so that if people miss them on the blog they can always go to Tsaikos.com where they are all together.

  313. stacyj June 2, 2008 9:39 pm

    Love to lurk…love the pictures. Don’t change a thing ST.

  314. stacyj June 2, 2008 9:41 pm

    yeah! looking forward to reading more bios. The tsaikos are one interesting group of people with so much knowledge.

  315. Garret June 2, 2008 10:01 pm

    One undrafted free agent for Miami (I think his signing was announced the same day they announced Bess’ signing) has *retired* already.

    In a surprising move, Dolphins college free-agent rookie Kory Robertson has decided to retire rather than pursue a career in the NFL.

    Robertson, a 6-foot-4, 345-pound defensive tackle out of Virginia Tech, told his agent, Tony Paige, that he didn’t, “have the fire to do it.”

    “I counseled him for a long time and told him he had a really good chance as an athletic, 345-pound man, but it’s got to be in your heart,”

    Paige said that Robertson’s decision had nothing to do with coach Tony Sparano or vice president of football operations Bill Parcells, and in fact, the Dolphins tried to talk him out of retiring

  316. Garret June 2, 2008 10:03 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    College newspapers are doing quite well with advertisers, especially when a study found that 82% of college students read their campus newspaper.

  317. Garret June 2, 2008 10:03 pm

    Star Trek technology come to life: Telstra beamed a 3-D, life-size hologram of its CTO to a meeting 460 miles away.

  318. Garret June 2, 2008 10:04 pm

    Amazing stat: 70% of US men aged 18-34 view adult sites over the Internet at least once per month. One in 3 visitors to adult sites are women.

  319. Garret June 2, 2008 10:05 pm

    AT&T has just about finished its HSUPA (3G) build-out, just in time for the 3G iPhone.

  320. Garret June 2, 2008 10:06 pm

    Bird-related damage costs the aviation industry $600 mil per year and is a huge problem for the Air Force.

  321. Garret June 2, 2008 10:06 pm

    Free play links pau.

  322. Jason June 2, 2008 10:07 pm

    I’d be surprised if 82% of UH students even know they pay fees for a student-run newspaper. And considering how many are printed (and wasted), I doubt 82% of the students on campus are reading it.

  323. Garret June 2, 2008 10:09 pm

    I am really looking forward to d1shima’s bio! I was lucky enough to briefly sit with him at a table during a Cattle Call, but I had to take care of my daughter so I didn’t get a chance to talk with him and learn more about him.

  324. marlis June 2, 2008 10:18 pm

    The Olympics start in Beijing, China on August 8, 2008.

    Some say the numbers-888 have a significance relating to the Bible (in Greek it means Jesus)

    For the Chinese the number eight conveys good fortune

    The Summer Olympics in Beijing are scheduled to open on 8/8/08 at 8:08:08 p.m

    For the Hawaii athletes (from the 808) at the games, I hope these numbers prove auspicious

  325. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 2, 2008 10:21 pm

    JASON: Mahalo for the recommendation. This is the first time we’ve had serious problems with the ValueWeb people. The difference in cost between what we were paying in hosting fees to a Honolulu-based company and ValueWeb was over $100 A MONTH for the five sites and the e-mail service combined. It took about four months to convince everyone to switch, but up until last week we had no problems.

    Still, will check out your recommendation.


    Sent you an e-mail about 20 minutes ago.

    LIZK: Since you’ve been on Kaua`i for so long, do you know anything about Taylor Camp? Picked up a flyer at the King Corn showing about the campus Summer Film Series. While you’ll be gone, the Hawai`i Premiere of the film, “Taylor Camp” will be shown on August 31. Funny, I don’t remember hearing much about TC – must have been a Hidden Treasure secret – but I was busy doing other things at the time.

    However, the description of what the film covers makes it sound as if it is definitely going to be an exciting trip down Memory Lane for those who do remember.

  326. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 10:24 pm

    Geez! Oooh da preshah!

    All this build-up for the bios and, as Stephen says, I’m batting lead-off!
    Well I hope I can get on board with a bloop single; Stephen wouldn’t issue me a walk this time since he says, “you stood me up last time”

  327. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 10:27 pm

    Great pics Stephen!
    Aren’t deltoids those breath mints in the can?

  328. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 10:37 pm

    I heard the beat writer for the Dolphins on Pops and Kanoa’s show this morning.
    He was relieved that someone was actually wanting to ask him about someone other than Jason Taylor and the Tuna and their relationship.

    He was real positive about all the Hawaii players:
    Samson Satele could end up with a long career their;
    Reagan Mauia may be able to survive the parking lot incident (the guy seemed to kinda shine it off actually);
    Davone Bess may be in a good spot because of the release of Tab Perry due to injury.

  329. las vegas June 2, 2008 10:37 pm

    Yeah!! Time for d1’s bio!

    Lets give him an old fashioned Tsai-Ko cheer to get his blood boiling and fingers ready to type!

    Ready gangees!,

    ah……uh……nevah mind

    (thx Rap)

  330. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 10:39 pm

    KITV going have a story on Chad Owens’ Arena game exploits.

    Thanks chawan for the heads-up.

  331. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 10:42 pm

    Hey las vegas.
    Has the higher cost of travel been affecting the tourist counts there?

  332. las vegas June 2, 2008 10:46 pm

    would be great if NFL or CFL scouts give Chad one more chance

    note to Chad, get the Tacky Gloves or look for that last can of Stickum

  333. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 10:51 pm

    las vegas,

    after watching his highlights, I no think he need stickum 😀
    coupla one-handed grabs- awesome!

  334. las vegas June 2, 2008 10:53 pm

    Yes it has, hotel occupancy and rates are below last year.
    In Cali, gas is above 4 bucks and in LV I saw 3.99 today.

    Normally in the summer we see a lot of tourists but not that much spending, this year seems the trend will continue

    btw, posb big strike today at the MGM’s upcoming City Center, 6 construction deaths so far, unions are getting fed up with the lax safety standards

  335. las vegas June 2, 2008 10:57 pm

    with Chad’s height, NFL teams will look at him as a returner first and receiver second.
    One handed grabs are good, but he’s got to field those punts first.

  336. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 10:58 pm

    las vegas,

    Sad to hear about the construction deaths. Unreal the way they work those projects seemingly 24/7 there. Big money involved. Leads to bad decisions sometimes.

  337. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 11:01 pm

    True about the punts. Hopefully, he can get another shot and then keep his focus. Maybe he was too anxious to show ’em something the first time.

  338. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 11:07 pm

    I just got around to opening the Speed and Quickness Sched.
    Good idea to split up the skills and Big Man on different days. I don’t know if they were anticipating the numbers last year. It was kinda overwhelming just trying to watch.

  339. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 11:08 pm

    Are you lurking?
    Did you fart again?
    Pretty lonely around here.

  340. Pomai June 2, 2008 11:26 pm

    June 2nd, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Star Trek technology come to life: Telstra beamed a 3-D, life-size hologram of its CTO to a meeting 460 miles away.

    Now this is really neat, I have said for a long time there will come a day when they will be able to beam us anywhere we want to go. Just as long as they don’t lose any parts of me along the way. LOL

  341. Kekoa June 2, 2008 11:30 pm

    d1 ~ Did I miss reserving my seat for your BIO debut? I would come early and start the line into the HA building if I knew where to park my chair, tent, and sleeping bag.

  342. Hoohiki June 2, 2008 11:38 pm

    ST (or anyone)…What is Tinoco’s ethnic background? Hard to guess from his last name? Filipino?

  343. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 11:41 pm


    Trust me, what I submitted is not worth missing a good night’s sleep in your bed.
    Which I shall be doing as soon as my other computer is done processing my updated Project Grad video. (Yes bulla, there will be a copy for you)

  344. Hoohiki June 2, 2008 11:41 pm

    Chad Owens had a spectacular game today, but….it’s Arena Football. Hard to get too excited about it. Nonetheless, I am a big fan of his and just wish he gets another chance at the NFL. I keep believing he could.

  345. Pomai June 2, 2008 11:43 pm

    Well the sun isn’t up yet so I guess I will try to get another 40 winks well maybe 60.

  346. duffer June 2, 2008 11:43 pm

    Bird-related damage costs the aviation industry $600 mil per year and is a huge problem for the Air Force.


    Funny you should mention this, the State pays the USDA/APHIS about $128,000 every quarter for services at Maui County airports. No endangered species are safe from these people.

  347. Kekoa June 2, 2008 11:52 pm

    G’nite Pomai! I’m staying up in case there is any bird-related damage attempted on the blog.

  348. Kekoa June 2, 2008 11:54 pm

    Duffer – Last I heard they were using recorded predator bird calls over loudspeakers to scare them away from the runways.

  349. d1shima [sez:] June 2, 2008 11:54 pm

    I’m staying up in case someone volunteers to give me a faster computer 😉

  350. Kekoa June 3, 2008 12:05 am

    d-1 ~ I’m surprised you nevah saved your BIO paper that all teachers required you to write instead of the standard “What I did during my Summer Vacation.”

    With a few key changes about dates, times, and places…you’d have had this drama for your mama story in the bag!

  351. d1shima [sez:] June 3, 2008 12:13 am

    Yeah with all this ekspektashun, I was thinkin’ I like re-do tha buggah but,
    ah! chance ’em wit da one I turn in all ready.

    Oh, da computer is done now.


  352. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:15 am

    kden the daikon smell gone

    d1 wot took out da bottle or just cova da buggah

    was kela mea whiffa around 6…… glad the smell stay gone now 😀

    so what going on now, what I miss?

  353. Kekoa June 3, 2008 12:20 am

    Koakane ~ Did you read my email?

  354. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:22 am

    kekoa foa chas dem bird away no need military action just call kealoha kalama and karen keawe hawaii. when da bird see the forest in the hair all going jump in. problem solved so how you figga? 😆

  355. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:24 am

    neva yet but going do it now

    think about my solution for getting rid of bird

  356. Kekoa June 3, 2008 12:26 am

    Das true brah…remembah wen we saw her at DHHL opening? Shoots!

  357. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:26 am

    back and kekoa no moa nodding from you

  358. Kekoa June 3, 2008 12:28 am

    So wen we goin’ check out da QB’s work out? I’m ready to update my checklist.

  359. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:30 am

    wow d1 wen use dis work


    den stay missing.

    high miki miki or wat bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  360. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:31 am


  361. LizKauai June 3, 2008 12:31 am


    Hugs to JaM and family, big Hugs to chawan_cut.

    WassupDoc, Taylor Camp was out in Haena. I did not go there. I am too conservative. Howard Taylor (Elizabeth’s brother) owned the land and it became a haven for the young and the restless (including some of his sister’s kids). Kind of a Woodstock without the music.
    JoAnn Yukimura hung out there, I think. Some of our friends hung out for awhile – like sweet soul John James – who passed away from ALS awhile back.

    ‘k gotta do some work and hit the hay.

    Nitey nite and sweet dreams, ka kou!

    Dream of Stephen’s pix and d1’s bio 😆

    Hey Tyler! Way to take care of school business. Look forward to seeing you in action on the gridiron soon!!!

  362. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:36 am

    just happened today but ask mrs if she like go akubone thursday nite. our civic club will be decorating the alii float near by and some are planning to stop in afta. called to see what group playing but the guy neva know.

    what you think?

    regarding looking da practice got to wait till next week. if they start at 2 no can but school pau this week and next week open. only thing get all kind stuff going happened.

  363. Kekoa June 3, 2008 12:37 am

    Yep…he’s going for da Pulitzer on dis one. I going wait for the movie. Maybe goin’ be one sequel out too!

  364. Kekoa June 3, 2008 12:40 am

    G’nite Liz!

    Koakane – You know Diana. She’s ready for Akubone. Jez say wen!

  365. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:46 am

    dis thursday around 7:30. we will be fixing up da float 3 by the Matson yard. huki pau about 7. den hele on down.

    hiki no

  366. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:47 am

    opps meant to say we start at 3

  367. Kekoa June 3, 2008 12:50 am

    Kden – I’m done…G’nite!

  368. koakane™ June 3, 2008 12:53 am

    sheeeh nobody so turning off da light and hitting da rack too.


  369. bighilofan2 June 3, 2008 12:57 am

    kela mea wiffa? hadn’t hurd dat in ahwile. 😀

  370. bighilofan2 June 3, 2008 1:00 am

    we alone now. yo mama in da house. 😀 spill da beans. wat yu doing? biodabugga. 😀

  371. Jason June 3, 2008 1:10 am

    Not alone. I’m still here. But soon to leave.



    Good night.

  372. bighilofan2 June 3, 2008 1:19 am


    Got your email. I’m directly across Kress on Kalakaua, 933-1758. Tell em call brunchtime. 😀 No can late aftanoon, intafeeah wit nap time. an no can lunch time, intafeeah wit nap prepahrashun. 😀


    sen me yo bio. i fix em up so mo legeeble. spellchick. 😀 😆

  373. bighilofan2 June 3, 2008 1:31 am

    hookay. d1, i read yu laterz bumbye.

    great pikchas ST.

    get sum guyz gotta get da hole han treatment. whatevah wurks, do it.
    regurgitation is da key in class. same like fuutball. rememba, regurgitation. puke all ovah da teacha. day love it wen yu give it back.
    akchallee, yu noze wat it is? da truuut iz yu luv pressha an i figa yu gozz otta yo way to make pressha fur yurself. no make lie dat dis yeeahh. get it ovah wit. jus do it!!! Oddawize, BrianK gonna be on yoah butt!!! Ooah, yu cud get a chik fo teech yu. wurkt fo me. 😀

  374. bighilofan2 June 3, 2008 1:56 am


    yu da man! yuz da genius. yuz iz fass. yu did reallee guud in da HA tonight.
    still yet, an no get me rong, but gotz to stay on top ah Tyler. He’s wurt savin. no ress fo da bess!
    an yu noze wat Inoke sayz about Austin? Its true. I shudda ast fur his autograf in spring ball. da bugga is really guud lookin, an i not into guyz. an I like how Bryce stay hangin on to da nipple. Go get em Bryce!
    an on toppa all dat, i jus like say THANK YOU to all da Warriors who are makin da effort for be dare bess. REPRESENT DA WARRIOR NATION.


  375. bighilofan2 June 3, 2008 1:59 am

    k, Garrett wen inspiah me. goin wurk. have a nice tomorrow everybody.

    88 days. weeee hooooo.

  376. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 3, 2008 2:36 am

    Not everybody is asleep – and actually posting at this time of early morning is the best way to get the new blog up & running.

    A quick comment on the season finale of Lost last week. The creators have already indicated that they’re planning to end it all in two more seasons. I wonder if a faithful, devoted viewer who has just received a Final Diagnosis – maybe six or eight months left before shuffing off this mortal coil – could find out what the ending is going to be before he exits Stage Left.

    I guess it’s like asking who’s going to win the NBA playoffs in 2010. It’s a little too soon to tell.

    Okay, where’s Da New Blog?

  377. Lopaka43 June 3, 2008 2:38 am

    Latest news from Gator Land: Interview with Urban Meyer talking about where his team is coming out of spring practice and how they are doing during the unsupervised workout period. Meyer reports he calls four or five players each night to see how they are doing.

  378. Lopaka43 June 3, 2008 3:12 am

    More news from the Swamp: Their star wide receiver Harvin is on schedule to recover from surgery by the start of fall practice. News of a freshman defensive end shot in the shoulder three weeks ago and the possible return of an offensive lineman suspended from school after reaching a plea agreement on charges of battery and of firing a rifle over the head of somebody to “scare him during an altercation”

    Seems to be a thug element to the Gator football culture. Earlier stories told about the player who stole the credit card of a coed who had died in a motorcycle accident and used it for three weeks.

  379. Lopaka43 June 3, 2008 3:27 am

    Florida will open a brand new $28 million football facility in July built entirely with private donations. Boosters contributed $33 million to the University Athletic Association last year.

    “The No. 1 reason is recruiting,” Meyer said about the facility. “I felt like we were in the bottom half of the SEC with facilities, and like it or not, that’s a big part of recruiting. That’s one of the first questions asked.”

    BCS schools are on another planet. But we are living in Hawaii!!

  380. Lopaka43 June 3, 2008 3:32 am

    ESPN interview with Meyer about Florida’s approach to offense this year.

  381. Lopaka43 June 3, 2008 3:33 am

    End of the Florida scouting reports. Good night, Tsaikos.


  382. wafan June 3, 2008 3:48 am

    Good morning!

    Lopaka, are you up late or early?

  383. wafan June 3, 2008 3:52 am

    Dang. It is pouring outside and we have a fire-drill today. I hope they use their two collective brain cells and cancel the drill for the day.

    Good news about Chad Owens. Now all he has to do is produce like that in the NFL.

  384. wafan June 3, 2008 3:58 am

    Watch out! Thieves are now targeting catalytic converters for the platinum. There has been a sudden rise in the last new weeks. They do not necessarily break into the vehicle; instead, they steal the converter from underneath whenever possible.

  385. las vegas June 3, 2008 4:19 am

    Hello my name is las vegas.
    I have three dogs, they are named Sassy, Shadow and Skippy.
    Altogether we are a happ…….WHAT! WRONG BLOG?

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  386. rage777 June 3, 2008 5:18 am

    Morning Tsaikos!


    Why aren’t any of the players wearing Under Armor stuff? They all look like they are still wearing the old Nike stuff.

  387. d1shima [sez:] June 3, 2008 6:11 am

    Great Morning All.

    Nice to read about Tyler Graunke’s success in the classroom recently. Keep it up!

  388. Loa June 3, 2008 6:23 am

    morning gang!

    rage – i think the UA contract didn’t kick in yet

    d1 – looking forward to the bio. i wonder if garret’s #319 will help with the tilt surfing?

    stephen – thanks for the pics and updates

    have a safe and happy day!

  389. LizKauai June 3, 2008 6:37 am

    Lopaka43- Our UGA fan Tsai-kos warned us about da Gators last year. It could be a real “down and dirty, Fresno ain’t nuttin, trow da screwdrivah” atmosphere.


  390. Loa June 3, 2008 6:39 am

    just heard ST going be on 1420 this morning

  391. d1shima [sez:] June 3, 2008 6:41 am

    Thanks for the links.
    Amazing fundraising went on for the new football facility in Gainesville.

    The $28-million James W. “Bill” Heavener Football Complex has been completely funded by private donors. Heavener, a graduate of UF and co-chairman of Full Sail University, an entertainment media college in Winter Park, donated $7-million. Sixteen donors contributed at least $1-million each

  392. Stretch June 3, 2008 6:41 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Where’s d1’s BIO??? d1!!! d1!!! d1!!! d1!!! d1!!! d1!!! d1!!!

  393. d1shima [sez:] June 3, 2008 6:47 am

    Howzit Loa,

    I saw that comment from Garret about 3G. Hope it makes a diff.

    Howzit Liz,

    I heard a beat writer from Florida say that probably the fans not going be as hostile to Hawaii peeps as they would to other SEC teams’ fans. But still, I think if I was going, “Down Low” would be the plan.

  394. d1shima [sez:] June 3, 2008 6:49 am

    ‘morning Stretch.

    After going back and reading some of the other bios, I’m even more intimidated about what I sent in. I found it hard to write about myself – at least, in a somewhat serious way.

  395. Kekoa June 3, 2008 6:50 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko City!

    Been waiting in my spot in line all night long for 1st crack at the heavily hyped, amazing Part One of the D-1 BIO. There was talk of a series right ST?…’cuse me, gotta stann-up, stretch da legs – (good morning stretch).

  396. LizKauai June 3, 2008 6:54 am

    Hi d1- hmmm. Mebbe I SHOULD pursue a ride with Gater fans from ‘cola… for protections….nahnahnah…
    It’s gonna be ok…
    at least until the game is OVER….

    ‘k. gotta finish my work that I fell asleep on.

    Da Bio prolly gonna show up after 1420, eh?

  397. Stretch June 3, 2008 6:54 am

    d1 – with all the anticipation of your long awaited bio, I hope it isn’t a let down. whoa, the pressure!!

  398. d1shima [sez:] June 3, 2008 6:55 am

    “intimidated about what I sent in”

    Hmm, not sure if that’s what I meant to say?
    Anyway, the ones I read were really good.

  399. d1shima [sez:] June 3, 2008 6:56 am


    Sheesh! 😕

  400. d1shima [sez:] June 3, 2008 7:00 am

    Howzit Kekoa.

    IDK about catching a ride with Gator Fans. If things go well in the game for UH, it could be a long walk back!

  401. Loa June 3, 2008 7:00 am

    morning Kekoa, liz, stretch

    d1 – i can see the swamp getting hostile when our d steps it up. if i was going i would stay close to bighilo

  402. djmitcho June 3, 2008 7:03 am

    I know you stay in school right now, but keep the rain on your side of da state today. Too much water in da river right now anyway.

    Good Morning to everybody else in Tsai-koville.

  403. Kekoa June 3, 2008 7:03 am

    d-1 ~ I can’t wait to get to the part about the bow-legged woman on the Ferris wheel…oh wait, sorry…that’s one homey told me about.

  404. Kekoa June 3, 2008 7:06 am

    New Blog is UP!

  405. d1shima [sez:] June 3, 2008 7:07 am


    Hmmm….going by some of the stuff da bruddah writing, bhf2 might be THE REASON the Gator fans get hostile!


    haha. btw, homey sent me the video of that 😉

  406. Pomai June 3, 2008 4:24 pm

    Previous Bio’s

  407. NYUH June 3, 2008 5:24 pm

    Alphabetical Order
    LDE- Victor Clore, Alasi Toilolo, David Veikune
    LDT- Joshua Leonard, Rocky Savaiigaea, Fale Laeli
    RDT- Vaughn Meatoga, Tuika Tufaga, Keala Watson
    RDE- C.J. Allen-Jones, John Fonoti, Elliott Purcell

  408. NYUH June 3, 2008 5:27 pm

    WLB- Po’okela Ahmad, Adam Leonard, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane
    MLB- Solomon Elimimian, Mana Lolotai, Brashton Satele
    SLB- Tyson Kafentzis, Erik Pedersen, Blaze Soares

  409. NYUH June 3, 2008 5:28 pm

    LCB- Jameel Dowling, Ryan Mouton, Ryan Perry
    RCB- JoPierre Davis, Calvin Roberts, Richard Torres

  410. NYUH June 3, 2008 5:29 pm

    SS- Le’Marcus Gibson, Keao Monteilh, Dane Porlas, Mana Silva
    FS- Kenny Estes, Viliami Nauahi, Erik Robinson, Spencer Smith, Desmond Thomas

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