Just the fax

Today is the first day junior-college transfers may sign NCAA commitment letters.
Tomorrow, the Warriors should receive faxed copies of written commitments from David Hafoka, Brett Leonard, Chizzy Dimude and Lametrius Davis.
Other JC recruits apparently are awaiting to see how many of their credits are transferrable.

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Calvin Roberts has always been the most overlooked of the Warriors’ top cornerbacks. Ryan Mouton is the most athletic. Jameel Dowling has the size and Pac-10 background.
But Roberts has been steady, first beating out Dowling to win the starting job at right cornerback. When Mouton, who doubled as the nickelback, moved to slotback and then to free safety, Roberts became the steadiest corner.
Now Roberts has gained recognition — from the Dallas Cowboys. A Cowboy scout contacted the coaches at the College of San Mateo, where Roberts played before transferring to UH, seeking extensive information.
The scout told the San Mateo coaches that, at the least, Roberts would be a player the Cowboys would be interested in bringing in for a private workout before the draft.

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Hey, I think I was able to finally send out the pdf of the Hawai‘i Bowl guide. If there were unfulfilled requests, let me know.

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Here’s a picture (from a distance) of Ching/Cooke Field:



  1. jm2375 December 17, 2008 6:25 am


    Off to work. BBL

  2. A-House December 17, 2008 6:25 am

    ST, good neighbor:

    Let me be the first to blog this morning.

  3. jm2375 December 17, 2008 6:26 am


    Great to see players who are “under the radar” getting looks from pro teams, even if it is the Cowpokes.

  4. wafan December 17, 2008 6:26 am

    Finally, after weeks . . . top 5!!!

  5. A-House December 17, 2008 6:26 am


    Excellent work to be first!!!!

    I was being “wordy”.

  6. jm2375 December 17, 2008 6:26 am

    Hi A-house!!

    OK, now really gotta go.

  7. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:27 am

    hiya Tsaikos!

  8. Maverick December 17, 2008 6:27 am

    Guess this scout didn’t watch any of the games on ESPN this year. If he did, then he would of contacted Hawaii, not San Mateo.

  9. wafan December 17, 2008 6:28 am

    From last blog . . .

    Hey, jm234389.98938423462384923429!

    FInally up?

    Only 1/2″? Funny how normally intelligent people act like aggressive animalistic idiots when it snows. They are late so they go faster (into the ditch). HA!

    Me? I stay home and venture out only when it is absolutely necessary.

  10. wafan December 17, 2008 6:29 am

    Noooooooooooo! Not the Cowboys . . . . . . . .

    Sorry Rob25.

  11. Garret December 17, 2008 6:30 am

    Bess is mentioned in this Fantasy Football report. It is good to know that Bess caught all 3 passes thrown his way in the last game.

    The Miami Dolphins’ Davone Bess finally turned in an effort you would expect from an undrafted rookie receiver; he was targeted just three times after being looked at 30 times in the previous three games. However, Bess caught all three of his targets for 25 yards. He has shown a solid return on his looks in the last few weeks, catching 23 passes on 33 total targets. His strengths – good hands, solid at working in space – fit well with noodle-armed quarterback Chad Pennington, so this is a trend that should continue – his targets similar to his production.

  12. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 6:31 am

    The scout is a San Mateo graduate.

  13. Garret December 17, 2008 6:32 am

    U-Dub’s new head coach is going to be in Hawaii recruiting starting today. As ST mentioned once in the blog, he’s trying to get some of the UH commits to switch to U-Dub. He’s also going after Vehikite:

    Sarkisian, who is catching an early Wednesday morning flight to Hawaii to recruit, said the Huskies quarterbacks — namely Jake Locker — will begin their “crash course in Quarterback 101” when they return from the winter break.

  14. Pete Jek December 17, 2008 6:32 am

    Yeah, it doesn’t make much sense that the scout contacted San Mateo instead of UH. One would think Roberts’s performance this season is the reason why the Cowboys are interested. Assuming that’s the case, then why was San Mateo contacted, not UH?

  15. wafan December 17, 2008 6:32 am

    Weather forecast for next week is

    more snow on Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday and even a White Christmas! The other days it will be down in the low 30’s for highs.

    Tsigh, when does summer start?

  16. Pete Jek December 17, 2008 6:33 am

    Shoots, question answered already.

  17. Garret December 17, 2008 6:34 am

    Feature story on Cayman Shutter.

    Cayman Shutter — a Green-Card carrying Saskatchewan Roughriders fan who passed for 400 yards to lead the Punahou School to the Hawaii state championship earlier this month — played his minor football in Regina before moving to Honolulu at age 10.

    A number of Shutter’s relatives remain in Saskatchewan, residing in Regina, Saskatoon and Kenosee. Shutter shudders to think of the minus-40 weather he left behind.

    “Actually my dad (Darryl) and I were sort of talking that we forget what it’s like to be really cold,” Cayman was saying this week from Honolulu, where, he admitted, it was quite warm.

    The 2008 season was his 10th at quarterback. Last June, the pro-style passer won the QB MVP award at the Nike invitation-only camp in Oregon. He was one of four platoon leaders at the EASports Elite 11 camp.

    “NFL is, like, a lofty goal for me,” Shutter said, who will be eligible for the CFL’s collegiate draft as a non-import player. “It’s my dream and it’s always been there. A lot of people here don’t really know about the CFL. They think playing in the Arena League is a better choice for them, but I would say, that, right next to the NFL, is coming back home and playing.

    “I’m definitely more of a pocket guy (rather than a scrambling QB), but I definitely wouldn’t mind having that wide-open game that the CFL plays, unlimited motion and all that kind of stuff.

    “Hey, if I’m going to be on a CFL team, I’d like it to be the Riders.”

  18. Garret December 17, 2008 6:35 am

    Great news on the Cowboys’ interest in Calvin Roberts! He is deserving of a shot in an NFL camp, and the rest is up to him and luck (cannot get hurt like RGM, etc.).

  19. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:37 am

    good for Calvin. hope he gets a good look.

  20. wafan December 17, 2008 6:37 am

    Do we get any reports about the practices before the bowl practices begin?

  21. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 6:39 am

    I think a lot of UH players will get looks by the NFL: Veikune, Mouton, Dowling, Adam Leonard, Solomon Elimimian, Josh Leonard, Watson. I think Fale Laeli is a beast who would have been highly regarded if he didn’t have the knee problem this year. Hopefully, he gets a shot.

  22. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 6:41 am

    Re: practice.
    There will be more extensive reports, probably starting today. They really didn’t do much the past couple of days. It’s a strange week because of finals. Veikune, for instance, missed practice because he had a final yesterday.

  23. Stretch December 17, 2008 6:41 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    One more week before the Hawaii Bowl!!

    Crap, that also means one more week before Christmas. It might be a good idea to start doing some shopping.

  24. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:43 am

    Yea Cayman Shutter.

  25. Stretch December 17, 2008 6:45 am

    “Hey, if I’m going to be on a CFL team, I’d like it to be the Riders.”

    When I first read it, I thought it said Raiders. I was thinking, what a loser….. hahahaha

  26. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:55 am

    Steve Sarkisian, USC’s OC now heading Udub. And he’s coming today to Hawaii to recruit. We cannot keep all for ourselves. But I like da ones who’ve committed to Warrior Nation. I like samoa. Sarkisian get connections at HPA, Unger, Teo-Nesheim. He obviously made calls before he made reservations, so you know he thinking he going snag one UH commit. brush his teeth, smuuth talkah, tell errybody he was da man who got Maui guyz hooked up wit USC. maybe he even talking to Markowitz and going try snag Punahou guyz.

    I encourage competition!!!! Washington, Wassu, Oregon State, Oregon, Cal, Stanford, USC, Ariz, Ariz St, UCLA, lets get it on!
    Warriors going scrap. Dats us. Bread an buttah guyz! 👿

  27. wafan December 17, 2008 6:57 am

    Mr. Tsai . . .

    Thank you for the response.

    I did not know Cayman is Canadian. I have some friends from Saskatoon who are crazy ‘riders fans eh.

    Good thing he is legal — would hate to have seen him deported because of the article.

  28. Stretch December 17, 2008 6:58 am

    If Sarkisian is coming in this morning, I would figure he is on the Hawaiian Air flight?? I wonder if there might be a “mechanical” problem and delay the flight, say 24 hours??

  29. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:59 am

    an he prolly goin tell da parents enuff so day tink, without him actually saying it, dat he’s a bettah coach dan our Mack.

    da truth is we going get one bettah team dan Udub fo awhile anywayz.

  30. Garret December 17, 2008 6:59 am

    He is named after the Cayman Islands. Cayman means “little alligator,” explained Maureen Amber MacLeod, adding “his early football goals included playing in college for the Florida Gators.”

    “That’s where my mom and dad thought I should go,” Shutter said. “They thought the writers would have fun with that one.”

  31. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 17, 2008 6:59 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka and HiHo!
    Have a GREAT humpday!

  32. wafan December 17, 2008 7:00 am

    Why did the Shutters move to Hawai’i? Aside of the obvious warm weather reason, that is. HA!

  33. wafan December 17, 2008 7:03 am

    Interesting to watch a trash truck slide around turns. Hopefully, he will not hit parked cars.

  34. Kekoa December 17, 2008 7:07 am

    Big Hilo!…Let me know when you want to ski Whistler again. I get Condo there you can use. I make special price with all day pass for Gondola and lifts free if you bring your own rescue rope ladder!

    Same deal for Heavenly @ Lake Tahoe…‘cept you gotta ride 7 lifts to get to the top! Make sure you bring plenny rope!

  35. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 7:17 am

    hiya Kekoa. i’ll call you later.

    Whistler was good memories! Heavenly too. River Run too. dats why i taut i could ski wen i wen Whistler and fiascoed dat XMas afternoon away.

    so what you tink about Sarkisian and Udub. Plenty locals go dayah, an i always tell da kids, if you like be one dentist, go Wassu. good price. not so freezing (obviously not today anyway) get driver’s license, p.o. box, get in state tuition and go dentist school there.

    but i like UH dental school mo bettah. start em young. punch da odda guyz mout, rearrange da teet, 😀

  36. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 7:27 am

    to motivate people, you gotta use the right words. like this:


    I’m ready fo coach! 😀 at least be motivational speakah! :mrgreen:

  37. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 7:29 am

    maybe Sarkisian coming to UH to arrange a home an home wit Jim D and Coach Mack. 😀

  38. djmitcho December 17, 2008 7:29 am

    Good Morning All.

  39. wafan December 17, 2008 7:34 am

    Hi dj!

    How is it over the hill?

  40. Calvin from Kona December 17, 2008 7:39 am

    woo hoo – 40th!

  41. Kekoa December 17, 2008 7:41 am

    BHF2 ~ All the oddah schools can have whoevahs dey like fo coach. Leave me wit Coach Mack and his young staff, and I’m in Hog Heaven!

    The ‘cruits are falling in place like a basic training company. The coaches can groom dem jell-like da Drill Instructahs. Break bad habits, instill good ones. Learn da Shootz, den Run!

    Once dey learn da Spirit of being a Warrior from old timers like Pride and protect da Hale – as well as dere QB 24/7…WATCH OUT!!

  42. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 7:42 am

    $862,381 where are you?

    are we within budget? any cost overruns? you going finish by next Wednesday so we can make team picksha fo da newspapers? give exclusive interview to ST. thank the Tsaikos for helping push UH Procurement and keep things on track?

    maybe not exactly pau, but enuf fo get da pikcha in da paypah! 😀

  43. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 7:44 am

    I tinkin, this coming Monday, 1030 am, I’m doing QualityControl wit Logan. :mrgreen:

  44. takoboy December 17, 2008 7:47 am

    so who’s eligible to sign today from all those JC verbal commits

  45. XxFaithxX December 17, 2008 7:50 am

    Morning peeps,

    All this talk about the Pac-10 and this coach and that coach going after players already verbally committed to UHM has gotten me all riled up…….

    I don’t know why some folks are in love with Sarksian….he took over the offense of a team that has soo much talent, but he still could not reach the heights that Chow did there. IMHO, the last few years, it was the “D” for USC that shined for the Chinese manufactured condoms. Soo,…any player that is thinking of heading to the northwest….please understand what you are getting into…..ask the handful of Hawaii players there how was the last few years? Pretty crappy…not much wins…best QB in years about to graduate…new coach that HAS NOT proven himself yet….

    Back to work and lurk =P

  46. XxFaithxX December 17, 2008 7:53 am

    Also….Congratulations to Roberts for the NFL interest and to the recent UHM verbals….sry, haven’t gotten around to that =)

  47. XxFaithxX December 17, 2008 7:56 am

    BTW, I hope they make sure the Fax machine is turned on….toner locked and loaded….make sure paper in it….did they remember to pay the electricity bill too?

  48. Jay December 17, 2008 7:57 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos,

    I’ve been thinking about improvement projects brought that was brought up. I don’t remember, the last time Lake Wilson was dredged. IIRC, wasn’t it transferred to the state? It might lessen the amount of flooding threats downstream.

    Anyway, 1 more week!

  49. haka December 17, 2008 8:06 am

    I think we should recruit Vehikite as a running back. He has the size and speed to be a great back for the Warriors.

  50. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:08 am


    your bloggin shows you r riled… 😀 thats what a good motivashunal speakah does, get tings riled up. :mrgreen:

    I shud coach da coaches on motivashunal speakin… :mrgreen:

  51. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:11 am


    yu tinkin too much. 😀

    they shudda preprinted da forms, get the signatures, put em in a locked box.

    then when the inquiries come, tell em “what box?” “rules scmules.”

    Heh heh

  52. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:12 am

    make like Reggie Bush and USC and UCLA and all dem cheatahz
    make like big time program.


  53. haka December 17, 2008 8:13 am

    No sked…all spoken warriors who really want to be warriors will be Warriors!

    Go Warriors!

  54. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:14 am

    wat? wuz dat so wong? :mrgreen:

  55. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:15 am


    spoken like a true Warrior.


    Go Warriors.

    Esme woossshhh!!!!!!!

  56. Kekoa December 17, 2008 8:15 am

    Left over from the “Forgot to Mention” category yesterday.

    Attended the Grand Opening of the *Chun Wah Kam* Fuud Market in the New Kapolei Town Center.

    The news spread like wild fire, and the place was bombarded with office workers from near and far.

    For those of you who have ever experienced a busy day at the old facility in Waimalu, this was like 10 times busier! They managed to keep up with the crowd, but it’s one of those places you will want to avoid coming during da Lun Chau Wah! Go befoah or aftah the lunch crowd.

    Nice place to have a Tsaiko gathering. Same great menu, very large and comfortable dining area with lots of seating. (No table service, cafeteria style like the old place). Attention Ronnie…they serve da besses tasting Manapua on da Wessai, and now just mere micro-minutes from da ceded lands!

  57. haka December 17, 2008 8:22 am

    eh bighilofan2…
    i radda be one warrior
    den one duck…
    or one dawg…
    or one devil…
    or one…ahem…beava

  58. d1島 December 17, 2008 8:31 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hope that the “2nd season” ends up beaing a rewarding one for all the Warriors with pro aspirations….

    Nice read on Shane Austin. It’ll be very interesting to see how the depth chart reads at QB after next fall camp.

  59. d1島 December 17, 2008 8:33 am


    Got the day off today so plan on getting “all” my Xmas shopping done by this afternoon. As always, only gotta shop for one gift! 😉

  60. A-House December 17, 2008 8:33 am

    Sarkisian already HC for Udub – then who going run the offense for USC at the Rose Bowl?

    If I was he, I would raid the USC commits to gain a base of good players and build for there.

  61. koakane™ December 17, 2008 8:34 am

    morning to all tsai-ko and special shout out to the PNW monarch bro’s. 8) special howzit to master itimidata bhf2 for getting the troops riled up. must be he get plenty time on his hands or his computa working now any way good morning to you’s.

    sun out hea and warming up. wafan lacey/tumwater area must have change plenty since I was last there. hardly ever snowed much less get plus inches of snow. you think that place is a metropolis now back den the big stores was sears in south sound, albertson market across the tracks, one 7/11 (small trivia on store name…..named 7/11 because that’s when it open and closed. there was no all night places that stayed open all night. and not the covered wagon were gone already.) casey’s tavern (served best beer dogs, pizza and free peanuts). btw SMU beat HPU last night.

    getting kope back in a few

  62. djmitcho December 17, 2008 8:35 am

    it’s cold. We didn’t get as much snow as predicted during the last storm, but it is currently about 14 degrees and snowing. Despite the roads going to crap, I welcome a little snow cause that brings the temp up in to the 20’s instead of the single digit stuff.

  63. djmitcho December 17, 2008 8:37 am

    Sark is already the head coach for UW, but will run USC’s Offense during the Rose Bowl.

  64. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 17, 2008 8:40 am

    Out the door for several meetings in town in about ten minutes as I have to be back home this afternoon for one more repair guy from Oceanic Time Warner to work on the damage from last week’s storm .

    We have had hot water for almost 24 hours now – ahhh, nothing like a real shower and shampoo.

    Quick reminder concerning making plans for a Tuesday night gathering next week. There’s basketball that night – UC/Riverside – all season ticketholders in any sport get 50% off tickets. The team is on a roll and will be a narsty surprise for WAC teams expecting to walz through the season.

    The game should be pau by 9 pm so please select a place which will still be serving food.

    Will have an update on Ching Field and stimulus projects shortly – there are already Athletic Department items in the proposed FY2010 budget, but I am not sure if any of the “new” money will be spread onto lower campus.

    Have to wuz. First meetup is at 9:30

  65. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 17, 2008 8:43 am

    Whoops!!! walz = waltz

  66. koakane™ December 17, 2008 8:57 am

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh the aroma and taste of fine kope so ono.

    oh yea myki no need wrap my heine cooler just give me on thurs 😀 and I will fill it up lattas. belated congrats to you and da healer.

    ceded lands patnah will let you on a secret about the Chun Wah Kam peeps on thrusday.

  67. Committed Road Warrior December 17, 2008 9:06 am

    Morning everyone!

    Didn’t know we had so many motivational speakers here!

    Sorry to rub it in for wafan and djmitcho, but glad I’m not in that cold weather. Two days of overcast skies and light rain has subsided into mostly cloudly skies with a high temperature in the mid 60s. It’s nice outside!

    I stay waiting for the UPS man to come deliver my packages. Luckily I was proactive this year with my holiday shopping, instead of the usual “go grab everything” the day before.

  68. da princess' classmate December 17, 2008 9:07 am

    you are so right re: sarkisian, the o was totally to blame in the 2006 loss to UCLA and lest we forget Stanford 2007. he was never able to fully develop JDB or that RB#4 from Louisiana who was supposed to be the next Bush. the only real offensive explosions i recall was against UW and WSU in 2008. but good luck to him in the PNW w/ not as many 5 star recruits.

  69. da princess' classmate December 17, 2008 9:15 am

    got 4 extra tickets for next week’s game. orange section north end zone about 20th row IIRC…someone just gave me tickets in a different section so i can’t use these…any1 interested

  70. lavrat December 17, 2008 9:37 am

    Any signings yet?????????

  71. letsgowarriors December 17, 2008 9:38 am

    any faxes yet?

  72. djmitcho December 17, 2008 9:52 am

    That’s ok, I’ll enjoy the white Chirstmas because in 13 days I’ll be on a plane back to Hawaii and then I’ll enjoy a warm new years.

  73. Stretch December 17, 2008 9:53 am

    dj – i hope you have time to stop over in Honolulu for a CC.

  74. Committed Road Warrior December 17, 2008 9:54 am

    Funny…..so am I…..

  75. Committed Road Warrior December 17, 2008 9:56 am

    …..10 days and counting…..

  76. Stretch December 17, 2008 10:01 am

    CRW – you not going to be back in town for the Hawaii Bowl??

  77. Committed Road Warrior December 17, 2008 10:03 am


    Unfortunately not…..though I wish I was.

  78. homey December 17, 2008 10:13 am

    I’ll be in town during the Hawaii Bowl.

  79. homey December 17, 2008 10:15 am

    I’d like to see the corners play man to man coverage on the ND receivers all game and the rest of the D key on the QB and RB. Only because the Warriors CB’s are as good as advertised.

  80. homey December 17, 2008 10:16 am

    Any NLI’s yet?

  81. Stretch December 17, 2008 10:26 am

    This is the first time that I can remember UH bringing in players for Spring practice. It can only help the new guys pick up the plays and get comfortable with the other players. I look forward to seeing Stutz2 out there. Hopefully he bulked up from the last time I seen him at the “Un”supervised workouts. He is more skinny than Avery, which is hard to believe.

  82. (Jesse) James December 17, 2008 10:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…

    Good news for Mr. Roberts…awesome…hope all the Warriors get good looks….

    Just a quick reminder gang before I have to leave….busy busy again today…

    Its that Holiday time again…..

    2nd Annual Tsaiko Christmas Party
    6:30 p.m., December 18th, 2008
    Murphy’s Bar and Grill
    2 Merchant St
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    (808) 531-0422

    Parking is available in the Harbor Court building (entrance on Bethel Street) or in the pay lot next to Murphy’s.

    Party will be pupu style/order off menu and drinks. More details to follow.

    We will also be having games so we are asking everyone to bring $1 for the games and than, if we are amenable, we will be collecting the money for a donation to the Advertiser Christmas Fund. There will be prizes.

    Also, if anyone wants to just donate, they will be more than welcome to do so.

    This one is important…cake will also be served Bwahahahahahahahahahaha

    About 30 people have confirmed already but everyone is invited. Please RSVP me at jgo8464822@aol.com if you can so that I can figure out how many will be attending.

    See Steve M’s website for more information.


  83. lavrat December 17, 2008 10:41 am

    Congrats to All-Americans Houston and Danielson.

  84. Da Punchbowl Kid December 17, 2008 10:44 am

    Here’s all da best to all of the Warriors’ pro prospects.

    Who does everybody think the top prospect is this year?


  85. lavrat December 17, 2008 10:45 am

    And Congrats to All-American Honorable Mention Honorees Cubi-Otineru and Mafua.

  86. homey December 17, 2008 10:46 am

    Doesn’t UH always bring in players for Spring practice? Otherwise there’d be no one at practice.

    lavrat – ditto.

  87. homey December 17, 2008 10:56 am

    DPK – if Guava was here he’d know who is the top prospect. Gotta ask Jason about the needs of the NFL teams and he then can look at the draft order and get inside scoops and then determine which Warrior will be drafted first.

    As for me, I like Mouton. When he is healthy he has great closing speed. He is quick, fast, can play good man to man coverage, a good tackler, strong enough to jam receivers, great instincts, and doesn’t have hands of stone. Another thing I notice is that he can back pedal very fast.

  88. lavrat December 17, 2008 11:00 am

    Mouton is also a good returner.

  89. lavrat December 17, 2008 11:03 am

    I have always thought that Adam Leonard would end up in the pros. I have also liked how Joshua has developed and think he may have a shot too.

  90. mctruck December 17, 2008 11:05 am

    I’d like to see UH recruit a few TE’s with sure hands for short yardage plays and to provide an extra blocking body on the o-line to help protect the QB from speedy DE’s or safeties blitzing from the edge.

  91. Ralph December 17, 2008 11:06 am

    I hope Mouton the best of luck at the next level, I think he needs to bulk up if he really is 175. the receivers are big and the nfl cbs close fast on the edge and there is a big collision every time..

  92. mctruck December 17, 2008 11:09 am

    re-my: #90,

    TE’s in the area of 6’4″-6’6″ and around, 260lbs.

  93. SteveM December 17, 2008 11:11 am

    Good morning-ish everyone!

    So what is this? …

    December 17th, 2008 at 5:56 am

    1st call, Shinsho Tei Tues eve. @8ish. or Genji’s. i no kea. just your company woujld make my day.

    Bighilofan2 — awright! Let’s go Shinsho Tei if prideperiod is coming too. I figure if I sit between the two of you, no one will try to throw me out for atonal singing… 🙄

    At Genji’s, I have high priority for a private rooms only because they protecting their regular peeps in the main lounge… 😐

  94. homey December 17, 2008 11:16 am

    Not many tight ends would consider UH given the offense they run. Unless R. Lee can convince them that the offensive schemes will change and they will employ a TE in almost every play.

  95. Esme December 17, 2008 11:26 am

    Hey, everybody … :mrgreen: … long time no chat. Errr … am I still welcome here?

  96. Stretch December 17, 2008 11:30 am

    esme – no comment….. hahaha

  97. Stretch December 17, 2008 11:33 am

    why does it take a full day to receive fax copies of the LOI if they sign it today??

  98. Esme December 17, 2008 11:34 am

    Aww, Stretch. 🙁

    But too bad. You stuck wit’ me anyway. *snort*

  99. Esme December 17, 2008 11:37 am

    Anyway, am just whooshing through to wish everyone a very pleasant holiday season. Hope you all are doing OK, enjoying yourselves and not stressing out. I miss everyone. This season is the time for reflecting back on the year, and when I think about this year, I marvel at the very kind friends I’ve made here on the blog. Hoping your holidays are merry … you all deserve it.

    Back again laterz. *tappity!* :mrgreen:

  100. Esme December 17, 2008 11:38 am

    P.S. Does lavrat = labrat? I’m confoosed.

  101. J-Dog December 17, 2008 11:39 am

    So is there no truth to the rumor that Chizzy has de-committed?

  102. homey December 17, 2008 11:41 am

    Is that the fake Esme?

  103. J-Dog December 17, 2008 11:42 am

    Just realized there could be JoPierre DAVIS and Lametrius DAVIS on the field next season.

  104. homey December 17, 2008 11:43 am

    Stretch – The fax machines at UH go through the ‘Tizer servers so it will probably take a day or two to receive the LOI’s.

  105. SteveM December 17, 2008 11:44 am

    Hi Esme — Not that we haven’t heard from you much, but make sure you wear your Tsai-ko shirt and ID tag the next time we see you in person. I had a Tsai-ko who has been with us for over a year ask me, “Who is Esme?”. Really… 😕

  106. J-Dog December 17, 2008 11:44 am


    that’s wishful thinking then.

  107. J-Dog December 17, 2008 11:46 am

    I hope the fax machine doesn’t break with all the recruits we’re getting.

  108. jojo ® December 17, 2008 11:49 am

    Stretch – you must work for a company that sends their bids a week before they’re due.

  109. homey December 17, 2008 11:49 am

    J-Dog – You mean the TE?

    SteveM – Wouldn’t it be funny if she gained around 50 pounds and we didn’t recognize her anymore!!! 😆 But when she talks we would know it was her!

  110. homey December 17, 2008 11:49 am

    Hey jojo!!! So what? When’s lunch?

  111. Stretch December 17, 2008 11:53 am

    December 17th, 2008 at 11:44 am
    I just pooped my pants.

    okay, okay, enough hints, I’ll go buy you diapers for Christmas

  112. jojo ® December 17, 2008 11:54 am

    I’ll go to the Christmas party IF ESME goes.

  113. jojo ® December 17, 2008 11:54 am


    lunch is now! tadaaaaa

  114. homey December 17, 2008 11:57 am

    Come to think of it has jojo and esme been at the same tsaiko function at the same time?

    jojo – I knew you would say that!!! Well I’m still waiting on Pho and Thai food…

  115. SteveM December 17, 2008 12:03 pm

    homey — Esme’s shirt was a size or three too large so it should fit nomatter what 🙂

    jojo — you have to RSVP. Otherwise, in reality, you cannot jojo or Esme.

  116. Jason December 17, 2008 12:19 pm

    And so Calvin Roberts’ name is finally out there. He’s been quietly impressing me with his steady play. I can’t say much on the corners, cause I haven’t been watching them closely, but I’m glad to see he’s getting a look.

    There are a lot of guys who deserve to get a look. That’s a real testament to the talent that this team now has. I don’t think many of the guys will get drafted, but that would be if the draft were today. All-star games, NFL Combine, Pro Day, private workouts — those are going to make or break a lot of the guys we have. Right now, David Veikune is a solid mid-round prospect with his stock shooting up, and I still think Jake Ingram has the potential to be drafted in the 7th if a team really needs a long snapper. I love Ryan Mouton, but my reading of the landscape has him on the outside looking in in terms of being drafted, because of his lack of size. Solomon Elimimian and Adam Leonard look to be late round or free agent guys right now, although I would personally grade them a little bit higher. Everybody else looks to be a FA guy. But I expect to see a lot of guys get looks in NFL camps. We might only see one or two guys get drafted, but we could see anywhere from five to twelve guys get into camps.

  117. Jason December 17, 2008 12:24 pm

    And in terms of pro potential, the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl could be a huge boon to many of our seniors. For mid-major teams like UH, games against teams like Notre Dame are a great barometer to see how good our guys really are. If our seniors have a great game, their stock could shoot up as high as Colt’s stock dropped after the Sugar Bowl.

    I guess what I’m trying to say here is that it’s really, really early in the prognosticating process. Way too early to be making predictions on the mid-to-late rounders.

  118. las vegas December 17, 2008 12:35 pm

    Big snow in ‘Vegas


    Al san
    one word “Depends” find them at Long’s

  119. A-House December 17, 2008 12:36 pm

    From my view, faster UH can secure the LOI, better off to keep “predators” away as they will conclude that a player’s commitment to UH is rock solid!!!

    Sark should go after USC commits/offers with enticements of getting to play a lot earlier, Udub is better environment than LA, and player can play against USC.

    UH should look at Vehitike as the “big back” of the future with his size and speed. Heun has the “disc” problem and will be a Junior giving Vehitike 2 years to prime himself including a “redshirt” year.

  120. las vegas December 17, 2008 12:56 pm

    yup cooolllddd, dogs refuse to go outside

  121. Stretch December 17, 2008 12:58 pm

    is it snowing on the Strip also?? I don’t think I ever seen it snow there before.

  122. las vegas December 17, 2008 1:00 pm

    valley wide fender bender city

  123. homey December 17, 2008 1:06 pm

    Next week starts the dead period. Can UH still invite prospective recruits to watch the Hawaii bowl at the stadium?

  124. homey December 17, 2008 1:10 pm

    Stretch – Post #122…Use a little powdered sugar…

  125. A-House December 17, 2008 1:13 pm

    las vegas:

    MasaBoy says full on snowing in his area (Sahara & Eastern) – big snow flakes.

    Told him watch for “black ice” on roads.

  126. MeiLing December 17, 2008 1:17 pm

    las vegas,

    Got the pic! Stay off the roads. People drive way too fast. Supposed to snow 16″ in Flagstaff today. They had 14″ on Monday. Glad I don’t have to shovel snow… WheeHa!

    Wonder if I could sneak a peek at the ND practice, (if they are practicing), on Saturday if I went to the flea market?

    ST ~ Do you know their practice schedule & are they open? Bet not…

  127. las vegas December 17, 2008 1:18 pm

    Mr A-House
    Hmm, maybe I should’ve kept the Isuzu Trooper

  128. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 1:29 pm

    where’d this rain come from?

  129. homey December 17, 2008 1:30 pm

    lv – or you could have bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD SRT8…6.1 liter hemi engine cranking out 400+ hp and torque.

  130. homey December 17, 2008 1:31 pm

    chawan – it looks like it came from the sky.

  131. XxFaithxX December 17, 2008 1:33 pm

    /ponder …..re: JC recruits and LoI….can’t they just fax them in and then have the grades sorted out ?

    Conversly, surprised that with all the scrutiny that Mack and co. are doing in regard to grades that they have to WAIT to see if their grades will be admissible at UHM….thought they would already have the 411……/shrug

  132. XxFaithxX December 17, 2008 1:34 pm

    my bad ’bout typos, oh wells.

  133. homey December 17, 2008 1:36 pm

    Speaking about grades, I hope no Warrior screws up their finals and become ineligible to play in the bowl game.

  134. las vegas December 17, 2008 1:38 pm

    Not into Jeeps, but 400 bhp is kewl

  135. A-House December 17, 2008 1:38 pm

    las vegas:

    If you kept the Isuzu Trooper, you would miss out on the
    “deep freeze” Kumi put you into, but the Trooper would be better to drive around in all the snow.

    Good thing MasaBoy kept his 4Runner!

  136. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 1:48 pm

    my friend said the same thing. still not funny. ha!

  137. homey December 17, 2008 1:50 pm

    chawan – well I think your imaginary friend is funny.

    GOT LOI?

  138. las vegas December 17, 2008 1:53 pm

    Mr A-House,
    true, but I’m in the freezer most of the year, Kumi has perfected the art of staying mad!
    sometimes for stuff I did years ago!

  139. las vegas December 17, 2008 1:56 pm

    I was wondering why you guys pick on Chawan_Cut all the time.
    It seemed mean and overly prolonged to me.

    Then I saw his picture, you may resume.

  140. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 2:00 pm

    my “imaginary” friend is filipino too. not as short though.

    thanks las vegas…. heh.

  141. homey December 17, 2008 2:03 pm

    lv – We’ve been picking on DPK way longer than that! No comment on his pictures…

  142. homey December 17, 2008 2:04 pm

    chawan – ROTLMFAO! I visualized jojo when I read that.

  143. homey December 17, 2008 2:06 pm

    This is a looooong wait for that first faxed LOI…

    Who’s it gonna be?

  144. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 2:06 pm

    this one should throw all of you for a loop. my friend just sent me this link.

    K-Fed’s new girl is…..
    ….. Victoria Prince!

  145. al. December 17, 2008 2:06 pm

    hey i got a pix of the snowfall on some ex-sumotori’s new car.

    and i see my secret admirer has surfaced again.

  146. homey December 17, 2008 2:09 pm

    chawan – no ways! How did she end up with him???

  147. Ralph December 17, 2008 2:10 pm

    chawan so now you are exposed for reading hollywood gossips column

  148. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 2:10 pm

    i know! i was too slow again!

  149. las vegas December 17, 2008 2:17 pm

    Who ever Victoria Prince is, make sure you get k-fed to sign a pre-nup!

  150. XxFaithxX December 17, 2008 2:26 pm

    danke Chawan,.

    OMFGz lol, Prince and K-Fed? Classic…..my fiancee will ROFL with this….she likes the “Smut” magz in the stores hehee.

  151. Rob25 December 17, 2008 2:27 pm

    Last I knew she was with Kenny Patton. Guess she went over to the darkside. Kevin Federline is definitely a staircase down!

  152. XxFaithxX December 17, 2008 2:27 pm

    Man, Kenny Patton must be sad sad now…./cry

  153. homey December 17, 2008 2:28 pm

    Victoria Prince is only 5’10” and not 6′ as advertised???

  154. Stretch December 17, 2008 2:29 pm

    rob25 – i guess that saying is not true….

  155. las vegas December 17, 2008 2:30 pm


    December 17th, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    Victoria Prince is only 5′10″ and not 6′ as advertised???

    Whats the diff?
    Either way you have to look up…….way up.

  156. Stretch December 17, 2008 2:33 pm

    LV – he is disappointed since he will be smelling her bellybutton

  157. homey December 17, 2008 2:33 pm

    Rob25 – now now, I heard K-fed can sing and rap as good as Britney can sing and rap.

  158. homey December 17, 2008 2:34 pm

    hey, 2 inches makes a big difference! 😆

  159. J-Dog December 17, 2008 2:36 pm

    wow, Victoria Prince and K-Fed?

    that’s F’ed up.

  160. homey December 17, 2008 2:40 pm

    There’s got to be some fax’s that came in.

  161. XxFaithxX December 17, 2008 2:42 pm

    Stay broke da fax metinks..

  162. wafan December 17, 2008 2:45 pm

    LV . . .

    I recognize that car with the powdered sugar on top!

    Spread de-icer on my driveway today. Up north it is still coming down hard — the rain did not come in as forecast.

    Even the military has pretty much shut down. Only mission critical personnel were to report at Ft. Lewis and McChord.

  163. homey December 17, 2008 2:46 pm

    Someone can call up the Athletic office and say, “Hi, this is Brett Leonard, did you receive my LOI fax?”

  164. las vegas December 17, 2008 2:48 pm

    Wafan, Howzit, say hi to sis too.

    Homey, 2 inches? bwafahahahah! sorry, I have a dirty mind hahahaha!

  165. wafan December 17, 2008 2:49 pm

    Is this normal for the guys to wait so long before faxing in their signed lstters? Or, have they already done so and the UH is not releasing that information.

    Hmmmmmmm, where is Mr. Tsai?

  166. wafan December 17, 2008 2:52 pm

    I was tempted to say something about that 2″ comment. I figured someone would come through.

    Thanks LV.

  167. Ronnie December 17, 2008 2:54 pm

    wafan – I was waiting for someone to comment on the 2″ as well 😆

  168. las vegas December 17, 2008 2:57 pm

    yes, I proudly stand before you as the “CRUDE” one

  169. XxFaithxX December 17, 2008 2:57 pm

    Lets see, even with the daylight savings….its 2 hours from the west coast….so that makes it like 5 PM…metinks (which could be a bad thing heheh) that UH is waiting to make a Mass introduction kind of thing.

  170. Committed Road Warrior December 17, 2008 2:59 pm

    2″ of rain is a very noticeable difference. It would wreak havoc out here!

    Oh wait…..


  171. las vegas December 17, 2008 3:03 pm

    but a 2 inch tsunami is not much

  172. homey December 17, 2008 3:04 pm

    2″ can be the difference between a yawn and a smile.

  173. las vegas December 17, 2008 3:05 pm

    a 2″ mouse is cute
    a 2″ cockaroach is gross
    perception is reality

  174. las vegas December 17, 2008 3:08 pm

    # 173, cannot reply, could get SMU’d

  175. homey December 17, 2008 3:10 pm

    Ronnie – I saw some craft fair t-shirts that have a similar design to a certain ta2.

  176. homey December 17, 2008 3:11 pm

    #175, wouldn’t be the first time.

  177. homey December 17, 2008 3:13 pm

    I keep seeing the HD Time Warner Oceanic ad on the bottom of this blog. Has anyone noticed that the news on 1003, 1006, 1007, and 1008 are not in full HD?

  178. djmitcho December 17, 2008 3:16 pm

    I regret wearing my crocs to work today. We got way more than 2″ of snow today.

  179. homey December 17, 2008 3:18 pm

    djmitcho – you wear crocs? BTW, my daughter is glad she is in Hawaii right now!

  180. djmitcho December 17, 2008 3:23 pm

    yup. they are very comfortable. I can’t wear slippaz here cause my heels get dry and crack, so I always wear socks, so crocs work better.
    I bet she is glad. It’s been snowing non-stop since 7 this morning.

  181. Ronnie December 17, 2008 3:23 pm

    homey – that’s cool. Was O’ahu colored in, or was it just the outline?

  182. J-Dog December 17, 2008 3:28 pm


    December 17th, 2008 at 3:13 pm
    I keep seeing the HD Time Warner Oceanic ad on the bottom of this blog. Has anyone noticed that the news on 1003, 1006, 1007, and 1008 are not in full HD?

    None of the news in Hawaii are shot in HD yet. KHNL will be starting Dec 20 I believe. Having HD channels doesn’t necessarily mean all the shows will be in HD. Certain shows, file footage on news, and commercials not shot in HD will not fill the entire screen. You’ll see those black vertical bars on the side when it’s still in regular definition.

  183. homey December 17, 2008 3:39 pm

    Ronnie – it has a rounded edge block around Oahu, like a square zero.

    J-Dog – up until a few weeks ago the news looked like it was presented in HD. It filled up the entire screen and looked much clearer than the normal channels (3,6,7,8). Now, the sides are cut off and has a 4:3 aspect ratio versus the previous 16:9 ratio.

  184. homey December 17, 2008 3:42 pm

    J-Dog – What I think they did was upconvert their broadcast.

  185. d1島 December 17, 2008 3:44 pm


    Maybe somebody pushed the HD/ZOOM button on your remote

  186. homey December 17, 2008 3:47 pm

    d1 – nope, I checked that. What my name gigi?

  187. d1島 December 17, 2008 3:50 pm


    Jus’ no poop your pants!

  188. homey December 17, 2008 3:51 pm

    d1 – what my name, al?

  189. d1島 December 17, 2008 3:51 pm

    We want da fax!

  190. homey December 17, 2008 3:55 pm

    Oh look, a Canadian al.

  191. 3-Prong December 17, 2008 3:59 pm

    ST: What is the practice schedule for this last week leading up to the game?

  192. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 4:07 pm

    They practice an hour tomorrow, two hours on Friday, 1.5 hours on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, then the walk-through on Tuesday.

  193. d1島 December 17, 2008 4:11 pm

    Well, if one of the Dirty Dozen included Kazz, I’m sure he’ll print it out.
    Maybe I can read his Hawaii Bowl guide 🙄

  194. al. December 17, 2008 4:14 pm

    so, false al was removed except for his early post of today.


    poor guy has an identity crisis. but, his other stuff was smu’d. tks, blog meister.

  195. al. December 17, 2008 4:21 pm

    how are mouton and pilares coming along?
    pau sore already?

  196. 3-Prong December 17, 2008 4:34 pm

    ST: Thanks. What time does practice start? Still mornings?

  197. djmitcho December 17, 2008 4:36 pm

    Wow, so far the 6 o’clock news here has been all weather. I guess nothing else is going on in the world. There as been record snowfall for today already and we are probably gonna set a record for the all-time snow fall for 24 hours also.

  198. Rob25 December 17, 2008 4:48 pm


    You have a point!

    homey: He needs something because it wasn’t his looks getting him this far, nor his brains. At least Kenny had some of both…and class!

  199. Garret December 17, 2008 4:52 pm

    Looks like the WAC expects to lose $1 million for the 5 teams in bowl games.

    The WAC is sending five teams to bowl games this month, and just one of them is expected to generate a significant profit for the league.

    That’s Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl – the only team playing in a bowl game not affiliated with the WAC and one of two that doesn’t require an airplane to reach its destination.

    Last year, the WAC paid about $1.65 million so Boise State (Hawaii Bowl), Fresno State (Humanitarian) and Nevada (New Mexico) could play in the postseason. That didn’t include the Bowl Championship Series windfall provided by Hawaii’s appearance in the Sugar Bowl.

    This year, Benson hopes to cut that liability to about $1 million – and that’s with sending five teams, so the cost per team would be greatly reduced. The league budgets $1.2 million for bowl expenses for its three affiliated games.

  200. Garret December 17, 2008 4:53 pm

    Looks like it will cost the WAC (and UH) a lot of money for BSU to go to San Diego for its bowl game instead of playing in its home bowl game.

    The Poinsettia Bowl is one example of how difficult it can be to make a profit.

    Boise State (and therefore the WAC) receives a guaranteed payout of $500,000 from the Poinsettia. However, about $300,000 of that is in tickets, and the WAC pays a $300,000 sponsorship for the right to place a team there.

    So before Boise State sold any of its 7,500 tickets, the Poinsettia invite had cost $100,000. Plus, the Broncos’ basic expenses – the WAC stipend and airfare – add up to $570,000.

    That’s a $670,000 investment.

    To make a profit, Boise State must sell all of its tickets ($300,000) and generate enough buzz in San Diego to drive up attendance. Each team gets 40 percent of the Poinsettia’s profit, which kicks in when the game sells 30,000 tickets. This year’s count is at 34,000; the record is 39,120.

    And it looks like Boise State will fall well short of selling out its tickets.

  201. Garret December 17, 2008 4:55 pm

    The ACC sure has a high percentage of the Pro Bowl players…

    The Pro Bowl rosters were announced today and of the 84 players named, 20 were from current ACC schools. That’s a whopping 23.8% of the rosters.

    Those numbers are impressive in their own right. Match them up against the other BCS conferences, and you’ve got even more reason to hold your head high today, ACC fan.

    The SEC? It had 13 representatives – or 15.5% of the Pro Bowl roster. The Big Twelve had eight (9.5%) and the Big Ten had seven (8.3%).

  202. Garret December 17, 2008 4:56 pm

    Looks like BYU is close to scheduling *Oklahoma* for their home opener next season!

    Reacting to requests for clarification regarding various internet reports that perhaps Arizona State was going to be dropped from BYU’s 2009 schedule, Holmoe basically said he couldn’t say anything.

    But he did acknowledge that BYU’s 2009 schedule is close to being finalized. He said it could be done next week. And he did not deny reports that BYU is negotiating to play Oklahoma in the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in Texas in a season-opener.

  203. Rob25 December 17, 2008 4:58 pm

    Oh, I got the Hawaii Media guide!

    Email me at rvierra at hawaii dot edu if you would like me to send it to you.

  204. Garret December 17, 2008 4:59 pm

    If BYU dumps Arizona State for Oklahoma, that would mean that Arizona State would have a puka in their schedule for 2009…I wonder if it would be worth a phone call from JD to see if he can get Arizona State somehow added to the schedule?

  205. Kekoa December 17, 2008 5:06 pm

    I was up at the coaches lounge today between 10 AM and 10:30 talking to Tony T. about my nephew. It didn’t seem like they were very busy.

    The girls in the office were manning the fax machine and phones, but spent most of their time talking about Xmas shopping.

    When I left, I noticed the Ching/Cook field was still being fine-tuned. The fb field looks to be installed, the ewa end zone even has the lettering in place. Just general touch up is being done.

    Big Hilo, they are waiting for your blessing. Bring your Bananah for one photo op. Going be emotional, so dpk, bettah if you stay home or bring plenny kleenex!

    ST ~ I forgot to axe dem about practice. If you think about it, we are the only fans that come to practice. Don’t make sense to lock us out. Some of us even come early like myk and sj. We should be able to just wear our Tsaiko ID badge to enter.

  206. Tombo Ahi December 17, 2008 5:08 pm

    re: hawaii bowl pdf

    is it different from this one? (warning, it’s a big pdf)


    got it from:


  207. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 17, 2008 5:32 pm

    I’ve been told by an unconfirmed third-hand source that the Ching Field will be inspected in the week following Christmas and then blessed sometime during the first full week in January. Unless na menehune come in and then someone lights a fire under the collective okoles in the Facilities office, the field will not be finished, inspected & blessed before Christmas.

    Mahalo to those of you who pushed back the project by nearly seven weeks right into the carppy early winter weather.

    Will try to confirm the assorted dates on Friday.

  208. Jason December 17, 2008 5:38 pm

    Rob25: If the one you got is different from the one Tombo Ahi just posted, send it to me and I’ll upload it to my site.

  209. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:50 pm



    you gotta make an announcement about how great the field looks, take a picture

    BEFORE the Hawaii Bowl. Perception is everything!!! you gotta make Warrior Nation believe you are on it.

    c’mon, I like here you two guys tell me

    “I’M ON IT COACH!!!” 👿

    promotion. promotion promotion. ESPN gotta do a follow up story to compare where we are this year from last year. now we get soap, and one new field. 😀 😀 😀 😀

    you’Ve worked harde all season long. FINISH THE FOURTH QUARTER.

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  210. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:51 pm

    i’M WAITING FOR THE NEWS from David Hafoka, Brett Leonard, Chizzy Dimude and Lametrius Davis. 😀 Good news I hope! :mrgreen:

  211. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 5:59 pm

    Mouton, Pilares are fine.

  212. Committed Road Warrior December 17, 2008 6:01 pm


    It looks like Louisiana-Monroe has ASU on their schedule for Sep. 19. This looks to be their opponent if BYU jettisons the Sun Devils off their ’09 slate.

  213. Kazz December 17, 2008 6:05 pm


    December 17th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Big Hilo, they are waiting for your blessing. Bring your Bananah for one photo op. Going be emotional, so dpk, bettah if you stay home or bring plenny kleenex!

    ST ~ I forgot to axe dem about practice. If you think about it, we are the only fans that come to practice. Don’t make sense to lock us out. Some of us even come early like myk and sj. We should be able to just wear our Tsaiko ID badge to enter.

    If BigHilo does his own Ha’a that should be enough for us to attend practice. 😆

  214. Jason December 17, 2008 6:07 pm

    Aww, Sammy Baugh passed away.


  215. MeiLing December 17, 2008 6:17 pm

    Off topic: Snow!

    See video on the link from the Flagstaff pepah. Forecast today: 20″ total by tomorrow morning, that’s on top of 14″ from Monday. Lucky you live Hawai’i!

  216. Kekoa December 17, 2008 6:23 pm

    Right on Kazz!…BHF2 could put the Blessing on da new field while at practice. He deserves that honor as much as the rest of those Admin pencil necks who stood by and watched.

  217. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:25 pm



    if coach like make closed practice, thats up to him. i not nockin him fo dat call.

    But Mike Golich, Mike an Mike show, ND grad, his son is a frosh at ND and he’s coming to the game,

    you guys gotta get the PR out about how far the school has progressed in the year since Mack took over and UH got on the soap problem and the junk field.

    the field is photo ready. the only thing holding back a good PR opportunity is some upper echelon guy(s) taking their time, playing

    and like i said after the Cincy game, like Greg Alexander said after the


    GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  218. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:43 pm

    ok ok

    its official. mumbo jumbo b b bu jay. da field is ready fo play.

    dayah. I wen bless da field. now go take a pikcha, invite Mike Golich for look for himself. when I come Sunday morning, make lau lau wit
    kakanui 😀 and go 2nd Tgate wit you guys (just me coming), we can make more official.

    but I going be looking for Irish and Mike Golich and tell him about the field. thats gonna be my mission.

    c’mon Facilities guyz, no let me beat you to da punch. cuz if you don’t make it happen, day media guyz gonna be asking da Wong peeps, not da Ching peeps. 😀

    and den you guyz gonna look not as good as you could if you just grabbed ahold ah da NAWTS and yell “We get da Irish right hea.”

    heh heh

  219. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:49 pm

    I get all afternoon Monday and all day Tuesday fo wampum da field.
    I letting Logan know da pikcha as da field stands this weekend is goin national. betta get aboard UH. you eedah big time oh yu not! and worsest is yu not trying fo go big time. there is nothing wrong with saying you proud of your accomplishments, take a look at the field, and tell national tv you making formal blessing in January to bring in the New Year in Style, but meantime we just wanted to show off our new Ching field. What’s wrong with that??????????????????


  220. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:51 pm

    please somebody tell Derek dat bigHilo is on a mission! and he ain’t waitin till XMas! (boy, third person sounds so officious.)

  221. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:52 pm

    sure sounds like Logan is going full blast to finish in time for national tv

  222. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 6:57 pm

    I goin need some volunteers, wear ti leaf headbands, Warror play headgear, da bananah, big green hand fo da TV. I think i going call
    friends at tv station, take pikcha, make big noise. Tuesday, while the team is at St Louis. Or any other time thats good for Tsaikos. About 5-10 volunteers will do.

    that thought oughtta shake sometin up. I’d rather the pikcha be of the UH peeps, and we can be fill. c’mon UH.

  223. A-House December 17, 2008 7:11 pm


    I’m with you on the “PR” for the Cooke field renovations.

    UH, get the word out to ESPN since they will be here for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Let them take as many photos and video shots they want so the entire mainland can see, for themselves, Cooke Field near completion.

    I agree with bhf2 that it is not necessary to wait until all done. Let the recruits who are hanging on the fence and others who will be visiting see what UH has done to improve its facilities. Also, good viewing for all those who have given a verbal commit from Hawaii, on the mainland, and down under.

  224. d1島 December 17, 2008 7:18 pm


    In your own “special” way, I tink you get ’em!

    Maybe sumtin’ fo’ discuss the next time a bunch of Tsaikos get tugeddah!

  225. Jay December 17, 2008 7:18 pm

    If anyone wants a copy of the media guide email me:


  226. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 7:38 pm

    okay den, we go talk at Murphys 630 p Sunday 2nd TGate. 😀

    I better call Sarkisian, tell him big photo up at Cooke Field, he can get commits to sign ova dayah. :mrgreen:

    just kiddin just kiddin

  227. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 7:40 pm

    I posted a picture of Ching/Cooke’s turf.
    The gates were locked, so it’s shot from quite a distance. But you get the picture, so to speak.

  228. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 7:41 pm

    and I was able to send the PDFs of the media guides. Not sure who got them, though.

  229. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 7:45 pm

    hiya d1shima,

    we go show da UH peeps how fo buss loose in da open field. dis is soo
    simple! I like Tony Tuioti take some pikchas ah sum potentials on da field.

    I really like Chizzy know that we crankin up da place fo him to shine!
    an I like Austin fo tink mo quickly about his chances for be 1st string QB or some odda position. We got great athletes, him and Inoke are GREAT athletes, dedicated and great work ethic. i like see dem play mowah.

    I want it all, I want it all! The Legislature, the Admin have given the Warrior program the green light. Lets get it on people! 😀 :mrgreen:

    Go Warriors!!!

  230. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 7:46 pm

    It’s interesting how CSU “pulled” its offer to Chizzy, a day after he reaffirmed his commitment to UH.

  231. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 7:47 pm

    today’s news
    prepping for UH
    scouts get some practice time
    lookin’ at the progress of Cooke/Ching field
    Bud givin’ some money to UH


  232. brew808 December 17, 2008 7:48 pm

    It looks like a photo of the playing field in “The Longest Yard”. 😆

  233. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 7:50 pm

    no to out do you Mr. Tsai, but Liz from KGMB got a view from the parking structure.
    Its coming along nicely!

  234. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 7:50 pm

    Well, it’s cool that there’s “Hawai‘i” printed in the end zone.
    Gee, does football think the field is for them?

  235. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 7:50 pm

    wow, thats a huge picture.

  236. Stephen Tsai December 17, 2008 7:51 pm

    But did Liz get a picture of Guyton Galdeira’s gold dome? I think not.

  237. d1島 December 17, 2008 7:51 pm

    Crewe! Crewe!

  238. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 7:52 pm

    watch kanoa’s clip of the ND news conference. i hope the sun is blaring next week and I hope those ND players enjoy too much of it. they do respect us and are saying they’re going to take the game seriously.

  239. d1島 December 17, 2008 7:52 pm

    I think I broke his f****n’ neck!

  240. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 7:53 pm

    you are correct there Mr. Tsai.
    i bow down to you.

  241. chawan_cut December 17, 2008 7:54 pm

    ok, now to go xmas shopping. hope all that crazy traffic is gone.

  242. ShaneFalco December 17, 2008 7:54 pm

    With Steve Sarkisian in town recruiting, I wouldn’t be at the least surprised to find out that Sark payed a visit to the home of Cayman Shutter. I know that Shutter has given a verbal commitment to UH, however the previous story about him mentioned that he is from Saskatchewan and a huge Roughriders fan. Well guess who was the starting QB for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in ’96/’97? Yup, the new UDub head coach. Sark is a savvy recruiter and if he got wind of Cayman’s “Canuk” ties and fan of the Riders…..watch out Rolo and Mack. BTW Sark’s wife’s family is from Hawaii and he has been coming to the islands since his BYU days. He also grew up in Torrance, CA near Gardena which used to have the title as “Little Hawaii” until Las Vegas took that over in the last decade. So Steve is very much in tune with the culture and vibe of the islands and is very comfortable recruiting Hawaii kids.

  243. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:15 pm

    You see, we got some excellent mental geniuses on this spot!

    Great job Mr. Tsai.

    and Super Great job, Chawan_cut. Thank you thank you!

    Thanks Liz and KGMB for the pictures of the Cooke Field Fix!

    I think I going volunteer, get p/t job with Sports Turf for cut yard markers, make job safety crew wit da helmet and the orange vest, keep all you pests out, carry my bannah! 😀

    and mostly did you see Leahey show? Cunney from N/D and he get picks of Ara, Lou, him, Charlie? He can get ahold of Mike Golich fo me. Next ting you know, Mike might be at the Ching Field, tellin da US about the big doings at UH and Warrior Nation. Give him some perspective of why Hawaii is a team to reckon with in the future.

    I told you Chizzy, Cayman, all you guyz, we backin McMackin and we wackin him so you guyz can have a crankin future!

    Go Warriors

  244. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:18 pm

    ho boy, hard to tell i’m excited, huh! and 38,000 tickets sold so far.

    yeeeee haaaaa!

  245. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:38 pm

    Thanks for the picture Mr. Tsai. 😀

  246. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:39 pm

    and i found my phone! :mrgreen:

  247. Tombo Ahi December 17, 2008 8:39 pm

    guess it’s not the same pdf?

    davone bess feature and interview from the miami dolphins website:


  248. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:46 pm

    thanks tombo ahi.

    boy, you get one hard job. gotta pace yourself, huh! gotta dribble out da news. c’mon good buddy. spill da beans. :mrgreen: there
    will be more great news tomorrow. c’mon c’mon 😀

  249. jm2375 December 17, 2008 8:50 pm

    bhf2 – congrats on finding your phone!! so where did it run off to? :mrgreen:

  250. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 8:51 pm

    okay den,

    back afta a zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 😀

    I going dream of LaCount and Leonard on da oline. and a super big lad to show up for da O.

  251. MeiLing December 17, 2008 9:10 pm


    Mahalo for the newz.

    tombo ahi,

    Thanks for posting the article on Davone.

  252. Garret December 17, 2008 9:11 pm


    Thank you for the article! I’m a slacker and only check 4 Florida papers for Dolphins news–I haven’t looked at the Dolphins’ website in awhile.

  253. Garret December 17, 2008 9:12 pm

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

    Billboards in Japan contain cameras that watch the people that walk by to see how many look at the ad.

  254. Garret December 17, 2008 9:12 pm

    Two freight trains carrying hazardous material collided in Minnesota!

  255. Garret December 17, 2008 9:13 pm

    An increasing number of people under 40 are being buried with their cell phones. One widow buried her husband with his cell phone in 2005 and continues to pay his cell phone bill so that she can call his phone and leave voicemails. Some people are calling the cell phone as the casket is being lowered so that the person’s ring tone can be heard as a sort of tribute.

  256. Garret December 17, 2008 9:13 pm

    I hope that none of the Tsaikos go on a cruise near Somalia or Kenya.

    This report about how a cruise ship was attacked by a swarm of 40 to 50 pirate boats is interesting, especially when the cruise ship scolded passengers who talked about the attack:

    The cruise line is insisting that those “pirate ships” were actually tuna fishing boats:

    Wired points out that tuna fishermen around Somalia *are* Somali pirates:

  257. Garret December 17, 2008 9:14 pm

    The Department of Homeland Security says that SeaWorld Orlando could be vulnerable to terrorists that are after the chemicals needed for Weapons of Mass Destruction.

  258. sjmacro December 17, 2008 9:14 pm

    bhf2: hooray the phone is back. ❗ how many thousand messages from October before the mailbox got full? Had some 6:30 am practice updates from last month. See you next week.

  259. Garret December 17, 2008 9:14 pm

    Free play links pau. But since d1shima didn’t like how I left out something yesterday, this was the missing article:

    University of Maryland researchers have led the development of a universal flu vaccine for animals. This could protect humans and birds from the bird flu:

  260. Esme December 17, 2008 9:27 pm

    # SteveM:
    December 17th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Hi Esme — Not that we haven’t heard from you much, but make sure you wear your Tsai-ko shirt and ID tag the next time we see you in person. I had a Tsai-ko who has been with us for over a year ask me, “Who is Esme?”. Really… 😕

    Ai-ya, this made me sad, but I guess I deserve it. 🙁

    But know this: I am still a card-carrying Tsaiko. Literally. As in, that Tsaiko tag is ALWAYS in my purse, ALWAYS ready to be wielded in proud defense of our UH sports and our blog. I never leave home without it!


  261. brew808 December 17, 2008 9:29 pm

    What is esme??? 😆

  262. Jason December 17, 2008 9:31 pm

    Wow, the field looks awesome! Compare that to these pictures, which I took last year at Relay for Life:


  263. Jason December 17, 2008 9:33 pm

    I have pictures of Esme, but I’m not allowed to post them. Every so often, I look at them, and remember the mother who orphaned me. 😉

  264. brew808 December 17, 2008 9:35 pm

    Poor Jason…. abandoned by so many…. but heck – skool is pau! 😆

  265. SteveM December 17, 2008 9:36 pm

    No worry Esme — Peaches described who you are. Your fellow Bombers got your back 🙂

  266. brew808 December 17, 2008 9:39 pm

    Huh? Does #265 mean that SteveM has never met …. esme??? 😯 🙄 😯

  267. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 17, 2008 9:42 pm

    yes esme, twas i that does not know what you look like. shame on me. but next time at some event id love to meet you.

    thanks steveM =P

  268. brew808 December 17, 2008 9:44 pm

    Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, esme, …. 😀

  269. Jason December 17, 2008 9:45 pm

    ▌ Poor Jason…. abandoned by so many…. but heck –
    skool is pau! 😆

    Really? Does that mean I don’t have to take my last two finals? Whoo hoo! 😉

  270. Jason December 17, 2008 9:46 pm

    Let’s try that again …

    ▌ Poor Jason…. abandoned by so many…. but heck –
    ▌ skool is pau! 😆

  271. Ralph December 17, 2008 9:46 pm

    bighilo on your next visit to the UH practice field, take a picture, write a caption, email to neil everett at ESPN. It is still a homer and he’ll get the picture and word out

  272. brew808 December 17, 2008 9:48 pm

    Oops – I thought your last two finals were Tuesday? 😳

  273. brew808 December 17, 2008 9:50 pm

    before…. and AFTER pictures! 😯

  274. Da Punchbowl Kid December 17, 2008 9:52 pm

    Hey Jason or Garret-

    Have you guys seen the video of the “Big Dog” quadruped robot? My son is showing me the vid. Freaky…

  275. Ralph December 17, 2008 9:53 pm

    271 it=he

  276. Da Punchbowl Kid December 17, 2008 9:55 pm

    Nice pic of Ching Field. The turf looks like it’s pretty thick. How long is it supposed to last before needing to be replaced?

  277. brew808 December 17, 2008 9:56 pm

    Before/AFTER photo would also make an effective greeting card along the lines of “Changes are happening in Manoa….” 🙂

  278. brew808 December 17, 2008 9:57 pm

    How often does the field have to be … mowed? 🙄 😆

  279. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 17, 2008 10:00 pm


    it has to be mowed 2x a day actually. dont ask me why. just what i have been told by state facilities management team.

  280. Ralph December 17, 2008 10:01 pm

    mowed? ask bulla and D1, they mentioned something about mowing in upper Kaimuki

  281. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 17, 2008 10:03 pm

    ok heres a fun game. guess the next BCS bowl we go to PLUS the year.

  282. brew808 December 17, 2008 10:05 pm

    Maybe the Tsaikos can contribute to the maintenance costs – mowing, watering, fertilizer, weeding…. Those costs quickly add up. Hey – didn’t A-House and family have some extra yard tools, or was that only offered to their neighbor? 😀 😯 😆

  283. d1島 December 17, 2008 10:12 pm


    I’ve never felt so obligated to read one of your free play articles! 😳
    Very interesting though! And it could prove to be very important.

  284. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 17, 2008 10:13 pm

    does anybody know why the band “flag” waving people have purple flags? why the he!! arent they hawaii or at least school colors?

    just my observation.

  285. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 17, 2008 10:15 pm

    We’ve changed the time and other details for the meetup with Kamali’o NYC. Dawn will be bringing along her step-son and his wife – they’re both professional musicians.

    We’ll be at Murphy’s to watch the Giants v. Panthers game starting at 3 pm and then heading out to Aiea for a festive Mexican meal at El Mariachi – arriving there around 7 pm. The restaurant is not easy to find the first time you go so it’ll be necessary to caravan out to Aiea from Murphy’s at the end of the game if you’re not already familiar with its location.

    If you don’t want to come to Murphy’s for the game but want to join us at El Mariachi, please do so. It’s located in a multi-level shopping center directly across from Aiea Medical Center and McDonald’s on Moanalua Road

    Dawn really would love to meet up with as many Tsai-kos as possible but will be leaving for the Big Island on December 23 so she cannot make the T-Gate.

    Coach Inaba’s program at Dole Middle School has received over $250 from generous Tsai-kos – in addition to the football tickets. Look for the emerging stars at Farrington over the next couple of years. He’s also getting a small grant from a local foundation for his program tp help buy shoes, uniforms, and equipment.

    Again a reminder – season ticketholders in any sport will get 50% off on up to eight men’s basektball tickets for Tuesday’s game with UC-Riverside. They did the team in last spring during the Bracketbuster’s game.

    A number of Tsai-kos are regulars at the games so hopefully the Cattle Call planners for that night will select a place that will still be serving food after 9 pm.

  286. d1島 December 17, 2008 10:18 pm

    IIRC those blades seem to be very long now because the rubber pellet infill hasn’t been installed yet.
    Once that’s done the blades will seem “shorter” and they shouldn’t be mowed! 👿
    It was mentioned here that there is actually different grades of Field Turf.
    IMHO the SLS field may not be of a very high quality because the blade material is degrading and has been breaking down for a couple of years. Everytime you fall or roll on it now you end up covered in green fibers.
    The bad part is IDK where the school is gonna get the $ to replace that turf.

  287. d1島 December 17, 2008 10:23 pm

    I mentioned that about the SLS turf because I’m not sure if the problem is the result of the original quality of the material or from improper maintenence. It would behoove the owners of the subsequent Field Turf installs (Aloha Stadium, Roosevelt, UH) to understand what is happening to that SLS field since it’s the oldest one in Hawaii.

  288. brew808 December 17, 2008 10:24 pm

    “green fibers” might be the clippings from mowing the Field Turf? 😯 🙄 😀

  289. brew808 December 17, 2008 10:25 pm

    Wait a minute…. When does d1島 roll around on the field? Falling down, I get, but rolling around? 😀 😯 😆

  290. d1島 December 17, 2008 10:28 pm

    There are those at Kalaepohaku who suspect that may, in fact, be the case 🙄

  291. d1島 December 17, 2008 10:31 pm

    Ask any other SLS parent. They see the boys scraping the stuff off their shoes when they come off the field. They see it on their practice unis when they wash ’em.

  292. brew808 December 17, 2008 10:34 pm

    I also can picture “falling down”, then “rolling around”, trying to get up… 😆

  293. brew808 December 17, 2008 10:35 pm

    okay, okay…. no need to get soooooo defensive….. 😀

  294. d1島 December 17, 2008 10:38 pm

    Only defensive if had offense to begin with….

  295. Jason December 17, 2008 10:41 pm

    If I understand things right, Aloha Stadium has a “pro” quality FieldTurf, so Saint Louis might indeed have a lesser quality product.

  296. jm2375 December 17, 2008 10:42 pm

    now, now, brew & d1, play nice. 🙄 😯 😀

  297. Kekoa December 17, 2008 10:43 pm

    So Liz Chun scoops us on the Ching Field photos just now on her 10 PM news. Big Hilo will be suicidal when he finds out.

  298. brew808 December 17, 2008 10:46 pm

    Okay – it looks like you all will be busy tomorrow evening. Party hardy, but safely…please. Some of us will be there in spirit… and looking forward to the stories and pictures. 😀

    #82 (Jesse) James: December 17th, 2008 at 10:26 am
    …Its that Holiday time again…..

    2nd Annual Tsaiko Christmas Party
    6:30 p.m., December 18th, 2008
    Murphy’s Bar and Grill

    2 Merchant St
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    (808) 531-0422

  299. brew808 December 17, 2008 10:48 pm

    Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, esme, jm23.754291858 …. 😀

  300. d1島 December 17, 2008 10:50 pm


    Ackchally, she had ’em on at 6:00, too.

  301. jm2375 December 17, 2008 11:05 pm

    hey, where’s a-sports? gotta get one launcha for da lead slippah all da way to da bay area and whack brew upside da head. 😈 🙄

  302. Kekoa December 17, 2008 11:05 pm

    Sacralidge D-1…We better plan on a Big Hilo watch. He may try to destroy someone or something on Monday.

  303. Kekoa December 17, 2008 11:10 pm

    Careful jm2375+

    Brew is part of a gov’t conspiracy. Don’t even try to get near him!

    A-Sports is not feeling well. She got a baaad code, and she’s been nursing her self. She’s been trying to heal for the holidays with the ole Kentucky Bourbon cure.

    The code might not go away, but she’ll be feeling no pain!

  304. d1島 December 17, 2008 11:14 pm

    Well gang, it’s time to say Goodnight, Gracey…

    “Goodnight Gracey!”


  305. Kekoa December 17, 2008 11:20 pm

    G’nite D-1…

  306. jm2375 December 17, 2008 11:39 pm

    good night kekoa-sensei.

  307. las vegas December 18, 2008 12:46 am

    shhhhhh, im hunting wabbit………

  308. las vegas December 18, 2008 12:49 am

    Its stinkin’ cold in LV, several inches of snow on the ground and on my beautiful car.
    Dogs come back fron shi shi covered in snow with ice stuck to legs and beards

  309. Addahknowsports December 18, 2008 1:24 am

    ‘Evening…or rather morning dear friends-

    A little boydie told me someone was in need of a lead slippah….
    Tsigh, Kekoa is right, I caught a cold. But getting bettah. Had to switch from vanilla to bourbon. The vanilla sports more of a Holiday feel, but needed something that packs a whallop and will meet this cold head on. Feeling better and can at least talk now. I’m tsaiked that will see you guys at party tomorrow.

    Have a great evening….or rather day everyone.

  310. bighilofan2 December 18, 2008 3:12 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Liz Chun and a big grassy field. That is soooo hot! 😀

  311. bighilofan2 December 18, 2008 3:20 am

    The blog is slow. gotta go.

    hideeee ho!

    have a great day everybody.

    haha Kekoa. yu funny wabbit.

    we get one great photo op next week, Mr. Donovan. National exposure too. I know everybody like see da teams. But the big Mo could use a boost from the brand new field – on national TV. 😀 We no need
    Knute Rockne…. we gettin Chizzy! :mrgreen:

    Go Warriors.

  312. wafan December 18, 2008 5:28 am

    Good morning all!

  313. wafan December 18, 2008 5:30 am

    I think we will be out tomorrow, too. Shucks. I do not want to add more school days in June! Darn.

    This morning I-5 looks like a parking lot.

  314. wafan December 18, 2008 5:34 am

    So, I made potato and egg salad for our lunch scheduled for today.

    Anyone want some onolicious potato-egg salad? I will mail it to you. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  315. jm2375 December 18, 2008 5:43 am

    Morning wafan!! At least you still got power, etc, so can watch terebi and blog with us! hehehehe.

    Hope you used Best Foods mayo in that salad!

    Don’t they schedule in a few snow days or do you not get snow regularly enough for it to happen. 🙂

  316. wafan December 18, 2008 6:15 am

    Hi jm23487932872 . . .

    This district puts all of its make up days at the end of the school year. Good and bad things about that.

    Problem is the district people panic and close the schools even with a light dusting of an inch or three. It really messes with the kids and their projects/assignments in my classes. Worse are the jobs my advanced kids have for various customers in the community. Two of the design jobs were to be delivered yesterday and another three printing jobs today. Hopefully, we are back tomorrow so I can get the jobs and customers together.

    Sure hope the customers understand!

    So far we have about 10″ on the ground. Up north they have had over 24″.

    And, you are correct! At least I have heat!!! A bunch of years back we had a major ice storm that knocked out power for 10 days. Thankfully, none of my pipes burst. Man, that was a cold Christmas.

    Maybe I need to invest in a snow-mobile. HA!

  317. myki December 18, 2008 6:15 am

    Good morning wafan and jm,

    Oops! Good morning ST and all other Tsai-kos. Having some trouble with our desk top so my typing very slowly on my mini.

    I was hoping the rain and wind had left us but as I type I can hear the wind and see it’s wet outside.

    Loooking forward to seeing many of you tonight. Have a great day!!

  318. wafan December 18, 2008 6:17 am

    Oh, and yes. Of course I used Best Foods mayo!

    If you ever have the chance and they have it at Costco try the Kirkland Signature brand of mayo. Mmmmm, tastes good and less salt!

  319. wafan December 18, 2008 6:19 am

    Hi myki!

    Hope you and sj are doing well. Been to any practices lately?

    Shhhhhhhhh! Keep the secrets to yourself. Do not want to tip-off the Irish!

  320. d1島 December 18, 2008 6:21 am

    Great Morning All!


    Brrrr! Reading about the conditions up there makes me wonder about how things are down the way a bit for #2 son in McMinnville.
    It’s snowing there today as well but looks like it’ll clear up tomorrow for him to ride up to Portland. Hoping it stays that way at least until he flies out on Sunday….

  321. Kekoa December 18, 2008 6:28 am

    wafan ~ Yesterday, after all that talk about snow, I had to stop at my cousin’s shave ice shoppe (Baldwin’s in da Waimalu shopping center). I know, I know…a shameless plug for my cousin’s place…

    It had already been far too long since I took time to enjoy a ‘Hawaiian Snow’ treat.

    BTW, does anyone remember the enterprising UH student who started the Island Snow chain of Shave Ice Kiosks in the early 80’s? He had something like 3 million in the bank by the time he graduated. Not from the shave ice sales…it was the clothing line and trinket merchandise he sold with the I.S. tag on it. Smart Kid knew when to sell out and move on too.

  322. wafan December 18, 2008 6:36 am

    d1 . . .

    Supposed to have come down hard the past several days in Portland. With the wind from the south they will drain the moisture way before we get it. All those bridges down there must make for tough driving with the freezing weather.

    How does he like McMinnville and the school? Nice area.

  323. d1島 December 18, 2008 6:44 am

    Nice reading about the mini-Scout Bowl game yesterday.
    Kinda bittersweet for the unsung hero Seniors.
    Amazing stories about each of these guys: Ryan Perry, Jake Santos, and esp. Alonzo Chopp. Good Luck to Chopp in his endeavor to become an Air Force officer.

  324. Kekoa December 18, 2008 6:54 am

    wafan ~ Winter ’74 was brutal in your area. Ft. Lewis was shut down for several days because of the snow and ice. I-5 was a skating rink. Electrical lines snapped poles from the sheer weight of the ice. May accidents, incidents and stranded motorists.

    Always made me wonder. Why is it that island people can survive in harsh conditions like this? Mainlanders stumble and fumble with severe cold snaps that they grew up – as if it were something new to them.

    Lots of ‘Kum-by-ya’ eves by the charcoal grill with the neighbors after dinner, just keeping warm! Sang lots of songs we coudn’t finish because we nevah know da words.

    D-1 ~ Hope #2 son gets an early start and checks old Hwy 99 as an altroute in case I-5 is shut down. There are several places where he can get back on if it’s clear.

  325. Kekoa December 18, 2008 6:55 am

    wafan ~ Winter ’74 was brutal in your area. Ft. Lewis was shut down for about 2 weeks because of the snow and ice. I-5 was a skating rink. Electrical lines snapped poles from the sheer weight of the ice. May accidents, incidents and stranded motorists.

    Always made me wonder. Why is it that island people can survive in harsh conditions like this? Mainlanders stumble and fumble with severe cold snaps that they grew up with – as if it were something new to them.

    Lots of ‘Kum-by-ya’ eves by the gas grill with the neighbors after dinner, just keeping warm! Sang lots of songs we coudn’t finish because we nevah know da words! Was like camping out.

    D-1 ~ Hope #2 son gets an early start and checks old Hwy 99 as an altroute in case I-5 is shut down. There are several places where he can get back on if it’s clear.

  326. d1島 December 18, 2008 6:57 am


    They definitely got dumped on a few days ago. It warmed up enough to melt that away but then it’s gonna snow again so driving should be real dice-y. Glad he’s taking the school shuttle instead of catching a ride with another student.

    He loves it there so far. From what I can tell, the snow was fun for about 6 hours or so but I think it’s gotten old already so he’ll be glad to get home on Sunday 🙂

  327. d1島 December 18, 2008 6:59 am

    Thanks Kekoa.

    Wow! Look at the time!


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