Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all.

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Running back Joey Iosefa and defensive end Beau Yap will represent the Rainbow Warriors at the 2014 Mountain West Conference Football Media Preview in Las Vegas on July 22 and 23.

The event, which features 12 head coaches and 24 players, will be held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Two views: Either former UH linebacker Aaron Brown won his fight last night or he will have to wait to make his pro MMA debut.

Brown’s scheduled opponent — Casey Greene — did not show up last night.


  1. truegreen June 15, 2014 7:50 am

    Morning ST! Happy Father’s Day!

  2. PONO June 15, 2014 7:54 am

    How many players on the UH football team are fathers?

  3. bowwar June 15, 2014 7:57 am


  4. Da Punchbowl Kid June 15, 2014 8:02 am

    E ha!

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉 Happy Father’s Day!

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid June 15, 2014 8:06 am

    Yap and Iosefa – excellent represntatives!

    Two ways to look at Brown’s MMA debut – winner by forfeit AND undefeated!


  6. Old School Dave June 15, 2014 8:27 am

    Happy Father’s Day!!

  7. momo June 15, 2014 8:28 am

    Happy Father’s day to you all…Can’t wait for the football season to start

  8. Boya_jr June 15, 2014 8:32 am

    Happy fathers day! Go Warriors!

  9. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 8:39 am

    Harold Moleni and Faga Wily are fathers, to name two.

  10. C-Pop June 15, 2014 9:02 am

    Happy Father’s Day to all, remembering my father & recently my father-in-law may they rest in peace. Blessed with two sons and their mother in my life, love family don’t take them for granted!

  11. jm2375 June 15, 2014 9:05 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Father’s Day, especially to all those celebrating their first Father’s Day!

  12. tommui June 15, 2014 9:18 am


    And aloha to all your Fathers on Father’s Day.

  13. SteveM June 15, 2014 9:27 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Father’s Day!

  14. koakane ip5 June 15, 2014 9:38 am

    Happy Faddah’s Day

  15. nutmegger June 15, 2014 10:40 am

    My dad was the team doctor for a small high school football team in eastern Connecticut. He used to take me along to the football games and I’d sit on the bench with him and the team. My dad was small of stature (as I am now), not built for football, so we probably looked a bit odd. He was the only pediatrician in the county and took care of every kid, including the football players, from the time they were born until they decided to stop seeing a pediatrician.

    I loved those brisk fall days sitting with my dad and the big guys on the sidelines – it was special to feel like part of the team. My dad passed away when I was 19 (almost 40 years ago), but I have many good memories.

    Happy Father’s Day!

  16. boolakanaka June 15, 2014 10:52 am

    Aloha all! I’m going to give a special father’s day gift to Coach Chow, and I am going to predict a firm 7+ win season. Seven is going to be tough, but certainly doable…..

  17. al June 15, 2014 11:01 am

    happy father’s day y’all!!!

    happy anniversary boss!!!

  18. RainbowCliff June 15, 2014 11:04 am

    Happy Fathers Day !

    Grew up in Compton, California with NO Father in my life. Left me when I was a baby with my mom Grace Sanchez taking care of myself with brother and sister. My Mother was my Father allowing me to play sports all over Los Angeles and trusting male role models who took an interest in me athletically and socially. No car as Mother could not drive because of vision problems so we would walk or bus it to get around all over Los Angeles as my Mom would not allow any of us being deprive despite living in the tough inner city with only general relief funds to take care of us medically or food stamps wise so we can eat every day and night at our single round table. A true provider who taught the importance of respect, pride and character at all times. To this date I instill those values with the many Fatherless boys that I work with at my educational youth center. I pray on this day that I can continue to understand and realize that a Father’s Love is only good by way of his direct involvement and willing to spend quality time with his children through out his or her life time growing them up from babies to the adult world. Mahalo to all you Father Rainbow Warriors of Hawaii Nei. Enjoy this day that you richly have earned !

  19. hatakeman June 15, 2014 11:08 am

    Boolakanaka, I am with you on your prediction. Go Warriors!!!

  20. nutmegger June 15, 2014 11:37 am

    Boolakanaka, is right on!

  21. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 11:49 am

    It’s a beautiful day.

  22. C-Pop June 15, 2014 11:56 am

    #18: Your story very inspiring, bless your mother for making it work for you and family, keep up the great work for kids in need.

  23. boolakanaka June 15, 2014 1:03 pm

    Me too, Cliff…no pops ever in my life, and so my mom’s is the mover-shaker in my life, so she gets all the kudos. From Halawa to boola-ville, her basic rules of life:

    make no excuses for yourself;
    when your right, don’t back down;
    showing up and your half-way there; and
    there are no bad experiences, just good lessons.


  24. jalansky June 15, 2014 1:07 pm

    Grateful for voices like nutmegger and rainbowcliff–and for those of so many others on this blog. Do I sense some welcome and growing optimism about the season? How many wins, I don’t know, but for sure Coach Chow is building the team, steadily and methodically. May the force be you all and with Coach Chow!

  25. BYee June 15, 2014 1:45 pm

    Correction S. Tsai. Joey Iosefa will represent the UH Warrior Football Team cause we are Warriors till the last man stands. I” ll fling my toothpick at you if you say that R word again. Hahahaha

  26. d1shima June 15, 2014 1:50 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Happy Faddahs Day!

  27. A-House June 15, 2014 1:50 pm

    Happy papa day to all – here, there, and everywhere!!!

    BTW, each school pays their own way for the “media day”?

    anyone ever come across a “male” housekeeper who cleans/makes up rooms at a hotel? Is this a female” only occupation?

  28. Ipu Man June 15, 2014 2:03 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to The Father of us all…The Root and Offspring of David.

  29. SteveM June 15, 2014 2:50 pm

    RE: #27
    papa A-House — good question.
    In land hotels I don’t ever recall a male daily “maid”. However, on cruise ships (which is a hotel with twice daily service/cleaning), many are male. They are called “stewards”, and have been since the earliest days of the navy and merchant marine.

    The cruise ship stewards are mostly male, but I notice more female stewards nowadays. Aside from long tradition, the job can be physically strenuous as they move and rearrange the beds every voyage for customer preference, take down and put up bunks and sofa beds daily (if used). All furniture is heavy too. A steward has approximately 25 staterooms to tend daily.

  30. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 3:01 pm

    Did someone just hurl a toothpick near my glasses?

  31. chopsueyboy June 15, 2014 3:37 pm

    Happy Father’s Day! Thankful for lessons learned from dad and many caring uncles.

  32. NorthShoreFan June 15, 2014 4:35 pm

    Guud Afternnon Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    been a great day…to all the dad’s…HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

    I smell da football in da air….pretty soon…IMUA WARRIORS!

  33. NorthShoreFan June 15, 2014 4:38 pm

    off topic but watching a Miami Sound Machine video..make my feet jumpy…dat lady can sing!

  34. Inyoface June 15, 2014 4:59 pm

    Perfect choices to represent the team. Leaders on both sides of the ball.

  35. 3-Prong June 15, 2014 5:09 pm

    Let the Fada’s Day BBQ begin! Descutes Inversion IPA is a good start.

  36. Z June 15, 2014 5:44 pm

    Agree with 34.

  37. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 5:45 pm

    Too bad they can’t bring Scott Harding, too. He would be a compelling story, as we say in the biz.

  38. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 5:46 pm

    Two sad days: The end of the football season and end of basketball season.

  39. laulauhead June 15, 2014 5:54 pm

    To ST and all the other big daddy’s out there…Happy Father’s Day!!

  40. Ipu Man June 15, 2014 5:56 pm

    San Antonio Spurs leaving a lot of love on the floor after winning the NBS championship.

  41. Ipu Man June 15, 2014 5:57 pm

    I typed NBA…what the “f”?

  42. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:07 pm

    I had a hole-in-one today.
    Three, actually.
    OK, they were on the Bayview mini putt-putt course.
    But like San Antonio’s Aron Baynes, I’ll take credit for any triumph.

  43. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:14 pm

    Since it’s summer, and nobody is reading this blog, here are other acronyms for NBS:
    • National Brotherhood of Skiers
    • National Best Sports
    • National Bankruptcy Services
    • No Bull S–t
    • National Book Store
    • Never before seen
    • Normal breathing sounds

  44. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:15 pm

    Oh wait. It’s not summer yet.
    OK, when I’m in charge this is how the seasons will go:
    Summer — June, July, August.
    Autumn — September, October, November.
    Winter — December, January, February.
    Spring — March, April, May.

  45. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:17 pm

    When I’m in charge:
    Admission is free for the Honolulu Zoo.
    But zoo parking will be $10.

  46. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:19 pm

    … The first 8,000 to renew their UH season tickets can get Aloha Stadium parking for $100 per stall.

  47. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:20 pm

    … Beer and hotdog vendors walking the stands. (If I paid for season tickets and parking, I’m not waiting in a concession line.)

  48. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:22 pm

    … A Leonard’s stand in the Stan Sheriff Center.

  49. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:23 pm

    … Souvenir programs — with the glossy magazine print — for all UH sporting events.

  50. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:24 pm

    … Updates on the Aloha Stadium scoreboard. I wanna know Joey Iosefa’s rushing stats while the game is going on .

  51. whitey June 15, 2014 6:25 pm

    ST, that’s quite a roll you have. Happy Father’s Day

  52. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:26 pm

    … Promotions. Remember when fans used to receive sunglasses, seat cushions, cooler bags for attending a game? Where’s the freakin’ swag? Bring back the swag!

  53. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:27 pm

    … And, of course, a UH Marching Band CD. Or least an iTunes list of UH songs.

  54. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:29 pm

    … I’d also like to see newspaper sellers yell out the headlines, just like they did in the old movie days. Newsboy caps are optional.

  55. wafan June 15, 2014 6:29 pm

    In order to give give away Swag they have to have it. But that would require they actually do something to buy it or get it donated. Either way, it will require thinking and work.

    Nope, just do not see it happening.

  56. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:31 pm

    … No daytime road construction.

  57. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:32 pm

    I miss swag.
    At least I hope it’s the complete set. Not like when they used to pass out ONE ThunderStix.

  58. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:33 pm

    Or when they gave away mini-basketballs to the first 1,000 to leave the arena.

  59. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:36 pm

    I remember when UH used to give away a mini sack to promote Al “The Samoan Sackman” Noga.
    They also used to have Vince Manuwai notepads.

  60. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2014 6:38 pm

    60 — UH does not have anyone with that jersey number.

  61. wafan June 15, 2014 6:39 pm

    I suggested a UH band CD way back in 2007. Yes, I did email Gwen and never did get a response. Did not know the band’s MO was the same as UH’s administration.

    Several folks even argued against the CD saying it would be too difficult to secure rights, the CD would be too expensive to produce/sell, no one would purchase the CD, they cannot get the band together to make the recordings, no place to make the recording, etc.

    I guess change is too painful and difficult, and having additional income is not an issue.

  62. wafan June 15, 2014 6:43 pm

    Mr. Tsai . . . there will be some awesome Swag at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference next week.

    Just need folks who are willing to think outside of the box who are not afraid of working and change.

  63. wafan June 15, 2014 6:47 pm

    It is no wonder why folks are so disillusioned. Well, the foolishness in the valley and trolls on the WB.

    The playhouse just is not much fun anymore.

  64. Brother Mike June 15, 2014 7:01 pm

    >>Or least an iTunes list of UH songs.

    I think I still have a recording of a jazz trio from New Orleans playing a version of the UH fight song (from ’08 Sugar Bowl week).

  65. leron June 16, 2014 12:16 am

    One of my most favorite swag was K59 Hawaii Islander jackets on the 4th of July. My mom was shrewd enough to have us enter and get a jacket, then go back out, pay the cheap admission again, and get another jacket. I remember doing that at least twice and those jackets lasted quite awhile.

  66. 99club June 16, 2014 5:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos,

    St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong made the ESPN top 10 plays list. #6 I believe. Not bad at all!

    The drought between basketball and football begins. 75 days ’til kickoff!

  67. boolakanaka June 16, 2014 6:14 am

    Aloha all–Former warrior Joe Semalo, is one of OSUs top NFL prospects….see: http://www.oregonlive.com/beavers/index.ssf/2014/06/mel_kiper_names_isaac_seumalo.html#incart_river_default

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