Mr. Popularity

He’s not quite the Manti Te’o of the 2010 class, but VJ. Fehoko already has received at least 14 scholarship offers, including one from the Warriors.
Word on the street is that Fehoko, a Farrington High junior, might move to Kahuku to take care of his grandparents.
Here’s his highlight video:

* * *

It’s interesting that Waialua High (with 89 students in the 2010 class, according to a 2007 census report) has two of the state’s top prospects — offensive tackle Micah Hatchie and o-lineman/defensive end Graham Rowley. They have received offers from Stanford, Oregon State, SMU and UH.
Here’s Rowley’s highlight video:

* * *

Think there were a lot of schools recruiting in Hawai‘i last year? It will be even more crowded this year. The All Poly Camp, which originated in Utah in 2001 and has been held there every year, will be staged in Hawai‘i this summer.

* * *

Someone in the know says Earvin Sione, who signed with UH in February 2007, is on track to meet the eligibility requirements to play in 2009. He is expected to join the Warriors as a walk-on.

* * *

Former UH kicker Dan Kelly said he has been invited to the U.K. for a soccer tryout this summer.

* * *

From former UH football player Thomas Payne:

Hello from an old 70s Rainbow.  Saw some info on the coach and AD in Japan.  Have not seen any mention of the UH visit to Japan in January 73.  I believe UH was only the second American team to play in the Rice and Silk Bowls.  First was Utah State the year before.  Evidently, the team which was supposed to go to Japan (I think it was Harvard), cancelled at the last moment, and the coaches rallied the players from Christmas vacation.  I got a call in California right after I arrived home and got back on a plane.  We all quickly got passports, yellow fever shots and visas and readied for a charter trip which also fell through.  All players were placed in small groups and sent on individual flights to Japan.  Being a freshman, I got the last draw and was on a flight to Los Angeles, waited a day, then to San Francisco, then to Anchorage overnight and then to Tokyo.  Stayed overnight and then flew to Osaka one hour before the start of the game vs. the Kansai
All star team.  Played in Hankyu Stadium in a sleet storm.  Was a great experience!  The Japan football association treated us like royalty.  Glad to hear the coach is establishing the bridge again which will surely pay off for US athletics. 

* * *

Rob DeMello and his wife have named their newborn, Naomi Emi Hihi‘o DeMello.


  1. rylen March 8, 2009 7:36 am


  2. rylen March 8, 2009 7:39 am

    hmmm everyone must be sleeeping in today

  3. localboy18 March 8, 2009 7:48 am

    Looks like a lot of recruits in the wood work now a days

  4. FloridaTed March 8, 2009 7:51 am

    The day didn’t start off very well. My daughter in laws father died of cancer last night. Thank God, very peacefully in his sleep. He’s my age, makes you think…..

    So, Jason, keep up the good work, we have to defeat this menace.

  5. FloridaTed March 8, 2009 7:52 am


    Do we have a shot at these kids?

  6. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 7:57 am

    If they’re from Waialua, they must love to surf. And you can’t surf (comfortably) in NorCal (my daughter and her friends tried).

  7. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 7:57 am

    Sorry to hear about your family’s loss, Ted

  8. AlaWaiPipeLayer March 8, 2009 8:05 am

    Lurking in the top 10.

  9. FloridaTed March 8, 2009 8:09 am


    Thank you.

    It’s a very familiar experience for all of us, across the world. That’s why it’s so vital to always live today, for tomorrow is just a thought and yesterday a mere memory.

  10. Stretch March 8, 2009 8:15 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    My Condolences F-Ted.

  11. Stretch March 8, 2009 8:17 am

    Having the Poly Camp here in Hawaii is HUGE!! It will give the players exposure to Hawaii and hopefully want them to come back and play here. It is almost like a free recruiting trip for UH. Is it going to be at Aloha Stadium or Cooke Field??

    Okay, time for me to get ready for another marketing adventure. I hope it doesn’t rain since sugar melts!!

  12. myki March 8, 2009 8:18 am

    Good morning ST and Tsai-kos here and elsewhere!

    sj and I would lilke to thank all who participated in the Relay for Life festivities held at Ching Field last night ( this morning too) It was an awesome feeling to know that all involved had one thing in common, the hope to one day conquer Cancer. We all have experienced in some way the ravages of the disease. Some have experienced the joy of remissions and cures.

    Although the weather did not cooperate, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants. Thank you all again!!

    It was great to see so many Tsai-kos there. Thanks Jason for being our unofficial “team leader”

  13. FloridaTed March 8, 2009 8:21 am

    If we have the season I’m expecting, the next recruiting class will be even better.

    Coach Macks Freshman season had a lot of growing pains, but all things considered, he did great and better than anticipated.

  14. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 8:26 am

    Hugs to all- the Florida Ted ohana, especially.

    Sniff… move night continued with Sense and Sensibility…

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid March 8, 2009 8:38 am

    Top Twenny!

    Hi and Bye. Off to watch my nephews’ Judo Tournament this morning.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid March 8, 2009 8:41 am

    Love and condolences to your family, Brother Ted.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid March 8, 2009 8:43 am

    Poly Camp-

    We ARE Polynesia after all. It’s only right that it should be here. That’s great news.

  18. wafan March 8, 2009 8:55 am

    Prayers and conlences to the F-Ted family. What a disgusting scourge that takes people away. It is time a solution was found.

  19. wafan March 8, 2009 8:55 am

    Lunch time!

  20. wafan March 8, 2009 8:57 am

    Amazing but not too surprising that WHS would have two fine players. There are others. The Warriors just need to find them and keep them home.

  21. wafan March 8, 2009 8:58 am

    Did the basketbows simply give up last night or were they out played?

  22. Kekoa March 8, 2009 9:00 am

    Condolences to the Florida Ted Ohana. The speeches made last night identified many instances of the lives touched by this dreaded disease. Be well my friend.

  23. chawan_cut March 8, 2009 9:04 am

    anyone else going to reno?

  24. Kekoa March 8, 2009 9:09 am

    Wafan ~ In my estimation, they were out coached. Witness how they dragged their folding chairs out onto the court during time outs.

    This was clearly designed to make a ‘we control’ the court statement. They had 10 coaches on the court spread out to the free throw lane!

    When was the last time you saw an entire team and coachs practically camped out in the middle of the court! A Sneaky Pete Special Ops Psyche to focus the attention on them.

    More importantly, they made their adjustments at the critical time, and won the game going away.

  25. CouchP March 8, 2009 9:11 am

    Hoping Sam Fehoko (5’10 210) linebacker, gives Warriors strong condsideration, his older bros (Whitley and VJ) went away, San Diego and Texas Tech, have’nt heard anything about them since. Although undersized these sons of Vili the warrior play with unrivaled intensity and effort!

  26. Kekoa March 8, 2009 9:18 am

    Chawan_Cut ~ Your flair for the dramatic and in living color was duly noted!

  27. CouchP March 8, 2009 9:20 am

    S. Fehoko, not in same league as M. Te’o, size and athletically, but has been a standout high school football player, SF will have to learn to play LB (reads, pass drops etc.) in College or be a very undersized rush end at 5’10 plus, something that has undoubtedly hurt his older bro VJ playing time at rush end / LB brother with Texas Tech.

  28. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 9:28 am

    Condolences to your ohana 🙁

    Florida Ted. Be well my friend.

  29. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 9:35 am

    I just like the looks of this Micah Hatchie kid. seems like he is being raised in a good family. props to his parents. i hope he chooses us; i definitely choose him for Warrior Nation.

  30. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 9:36 am

    same with Sam Fehoko. we each are our own leader. maybe he’ll lead us like his dad led us in cheer.

  31. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 9:37 am

    see you all later. gotta go fix stuff.

    Go Warriors.

  32. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 9:38 am

    Hi Thomas Payne! Thanks for sharing a little history. There is much to be gained all around in the development of international relations!

  33. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 9:40 am


    maybe you go interview some of the guyz who accepted offers a couple years ago, like Earvin. Find out the inside scoops of why they took a detour. your interview could give inside scoops to the next group. i know if you printed it here, it’d help me give tips to athletic Hilo side kids still at the 8-10th grade levels, where they still get time with the school stuffs, give them realistic expectations. just hoping. thanks.

    esme woooshhhhh>>>>>>>

  34. FloridaTed March 8, 2009 9:44 am

    I’m still amazed, after all this time, that we have this blog, that is so much more than just a football blog.

    We all can just come here, share what ever is going on in our lives and it’s just like being with family.

    We all share more or less the same experiences and take turns in either comforting or sharing joy with each other.

    That’s why I get a little upset, when the occasional interloper comes on here and wants to change things.

    I like it just the way it is. Thanks, fellow Tsaikos.

  35. d1島 March 8, 2009 10:02 am

    Aloha to you and yours FloridaTed. Deepest Sympathy…

  36. letsgowarriors March 8, 2009 10:02 am

    couchp, sam earl is at t tech. vj is at farrington, possibly kahuku.

  37. d1島 March 8, 2009 10:04 am

    Interesting indeed about prospects from Waialua HS. It’s good to know that not all the good athletes migrate “north” nowadays.

  38. JaM March 8, 2009 10:09 am

    Condolences to your ohana FloridaTed..

    My ohana also recently lost two to cancer; one just before Xmas and another on the 1st of this year… Past holiday season a bit subdued ..

    Brie and I were happy to be able to participate/contribute to Jason’s efforts..we walked 3 laps (even with Brie’s bum foot…)

  39. letsgowarriors March 8, 2009 10:13 am

    so who are the rest of the 8 stephen?

    fehoko, hatchie, rowley, stevenson, manley…

  40. chawan_cut March 8, 2009 10:14 am

    i think the pressure maybe got to our guys a little. also, new mexico st was really fast. our guards are not so. nitoto was still hurting from last week and was not on 2 good legs. hiram couldn’t match up off/def at all. and all that led to indecision in our offense. NMSU’s fast D in the beginning led to steals and interceptions of passes. that threw us off and we never got it back.

  41. d1島 March 8, 2009 10:15 am


    Not real sure that Stephen needs to write that article.
    IMHO there are a lot of resources already out there to direct kids regarding what it takes to “make the cut” in terms of eligibility.
    Go to the NCAA website and get the guidelines;
    go talk to your counselor and plan out your classes;
    go to class everyday;
    go do your homework everyday;
    go talk to your coach about making one video.

    go to PIAA website. Doris get ’em all laid out already….

  42. g-nalo March 8, 2009 10:26 am

    good morning all!

    Condolences FloridaTed.

    good to know our Coaches are well aware of future prospects, especially from Hawaii.

    what do they emphasize at the all poly camp, is it like the NFL combine with interviews or more like a speed and quickness camp? do they emphasize college schemes both offense and defense?

  43. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 10:34 am

    Mahalo to all who supported the efforts for Cancer elimination. It touches all of us in some way or another.

    Get well soon- everyone- esp Miss Brie!

    JASON- way to go, fearless leader!

  44. Wayne O. March 8, 2009 10:36 am

    I’m surprised that 2 of Fehoko’s brothers went away and you would think that at least one of them would play for the Warriors after all Vili is the mascot. Maybe the 3rd time is the charm. Also, I can’t see 2 players from Waialua get Division IA scholarship from the Warriors. I mean, are these guys that good? At Waialua? Come on now! Pardon me for being skeptical, but too often the press clipping do not equate or translate to the playing field. On another note, I watched the UH basketball game last night and have watch almost every game this season. This team is terrible and Bob Nash has get at least 5 new players or more for next season. They don’t have somebody who can penetrate, nobody consistently hit from the outside, and they don’t take care of the ball. They panic. In short, outside of Flemings and Adams who has some good hops they don’t have a lot of speed and atheticism.
    Nitito up very inconsistant and most times can’t hit the side of the barn.
    Mayan needs to put on 20 to 25 pounds of muscle. The team’s footwork is very lacking and you can see it on defense. No one on the team can create their own shot w/ the exception of maybe Flemings. To me the probelms are many, but at the crux of it is that the recruiting has been very bad and Hawaii’s style of play is so easy to figure out. They can’t go up and down the floor and get a lot of fastbreak baskets which create also a lot of opportunties to shoot very open 3s. Nobody can known down shots. I mean, I watch a lot of basketball on TV and see so many good players and shooters on less known schools that I’m jealous. You would think that Hawaii can get at least 5 decent players who can shoot.
    To me, the name of the game is take care of the basketball, make shots, and get stops. That’s it. It has been frustrating, and disgusting. Mercifully, on more loss on Wednesday against Fresno St. should do it for the season. No more suffering for us. Until next season. In parting shot, Jim Donovan has a lot of soul searching to do. He has to fire or release a lot of coahces who are not doing well and can’t recruit enough good talent to field winning teams, i.e. women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, men’s basketball, etc. Mediocre can’t do it.

  45. JaM March 8, 2009 10:36 am


    although there are a lot of resources out there..many kids still slip through the cracks. This occurs when parents are not aware or overwhelmed by all the info. Sometimes, especially in the public schools; counselors are also overwhelmed by the amount of people/paperwork to deal with. Just my 2 cents.

  46. d1島 March 8, 2009 10:37 am

    Wat? No marketing for you, too?
    From the Deseret News about last July’s All-Poly camp

    “If you’re a sophomore whose never played football, this is not the camp for you,” Te’o said. “This is varsity-level players, with the potential for college.”

    But before they could even put on cleats, slip on a helmet or touch a football, they had to show their unofficial high school transcripts and sit through four classes aimed at making sure they understand that if they want to play college football, they have to be students first

  47. stacyj March 8, 2009 10:39 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko/Tsaikettes! Just a quick note….Want to say how stoked I am that kids from a “non-powerhouse” program are getting much attention. Sometimes, parents push kids to these elite programs when staying at their home schools may be better in the long run. These kids could have easily jumped over to Kahuku or a private school.

    Kuddos to them. Now lets hope UH can land their loyalty!

  48. stacyj March 8, 2009 10:42 am

    Have a great day everyone!

  49. d1島 March 8, 2009 10:46 am


    I agree that many kids don’t make it to college athletics.
    I’m just not convinced that they are really “slipping through the cracks.”
    They all can see what’s going on. They know who’s at the beach during the day; they hear about who’s roaming around at night; they know who the real “experts” are at video games; and they know who’s not in any of those groups because those kids are in school, in class and at home at night studying.

  50. BNS March 8, 2009 10:53 am

    Condolences to your ohana

  51. A-House March 8, 2009 11:03 am

    there are few families around the world that has not been touched by the scourge of cancer – we are no exception in losing my Dad and both in-laws to the disease.

    to Florida Ted and all who have lost loved ones we send our deepest sympathy and prayers.

  52. Garret March 8, 2009 11:07 am


    Condolences to your Ohana.

  53. JaM March 8, 2009 11:07 am

    D1 ..agree on those kids..I am referring to the one’s who know what they want but with minimal support to get there…Just seen too many kids try hard but not know where to turn to and by the time they at the door steps more obstacles are put in front of them and finally they just give up. Some of these kids I’m talking about may not necessarily be d-1. These are the ones that parents don’t or can’t afford to send children to camps…tutoring etc…

  54. d1島 March 8, 2009 11:08 am


    Have a great time in Reno! 🙂
    Did you remember to pack your jacket?

  55. Garret March 8, 2009 11:10 am

    Wayne O,

    You might be skeptical of the Waialua players, but offers from schools is a good indication of the quality of the recruits. The coaches scrutinize the players much closer than fans, and they have far more resources (film, conversations with coaches, etc.) to judge the players than fans do. Even if you do not trust the UH coaches’ evaluation (you seem quite skeptical there), the offers from Stanford and Oregon State show that they are Pac-10 worthy…and Stanford’s offer shows that they must have their Academics in order.

  56. FloridaTed March 8, 2009 11:11 am

    Yes, Tsaikos, we all share this cancer scourge together, unfortunately.

  57. FloridaTed March 8, 2009 11:12 am

    Let’s keep talking sports, Life must and will go on, as always.

  58. madeinhawaii March 8, 2009 11:14 am

    Florida Ted,

    Sorry to hear about your daughter’s father-in-law passing. My sincere condolences and warm wishes to your family.

  59. Garret March 8, 2009 11:15 am

    Vili was one of the featured entertainers at the Warriors Rally in New Orleans the night before the Sugar Bowl (I attended it with my parents and saw a lot of other Tsaikos there). Vili mentioned that his other sons wanted to attend the Warriors Rally, but he told them they couldn’t go because they didn’t go to UH.

    Vili brought VJ to the front of the stage and had him pledge that he was going to play for the *Warriors* in college. VJ said it several times and the crowd of course cheered loudly each time it was declared. I saw at one of the tables closest to the stage, so I witnessed his pledge. I hope that he chooses the Warriors and has an excellent career at UH!

  60. A-House March 8, 2009 11:16 am

    With all the attention being paid to the 2 Waialua football standouts, hope that ST’s analogy means a great deal to both and they become pioneers from Waialua to migrate to UH and have outstanding careers. Kinda Shy – we need your positive charm – every little bit helps!!!

    I’m sure that the “big name BCS schools” will do everything to “put down” UH and make themselves #1 thus making the recruiting process more difficult for Coach Mack and his staff. Same will apply to the Castle HS freshman as he still has 3 years before graduation.

    As others have stated earlier, the final results this year will be the catlyst for future recruiting in Hawaii. 2009 coaches and players have the opportunity to be the foundation for all future recruiting – here and on the mainland – and all players must plant the seed amongst the intermediate students that “it’s really great to be a Warrior or Rainbow”.

  61. Garret March 8, 2009 11:16 am


    Thank you for your information-packed blog entry! Awesome to have this much information during the offseason! Shout out to Thomas Payne for the very interesting history lesson.

  62. g-nalo March 8, 2009 11:18 am

    Wat? No marketing for you, too?

    good morning D1!

    i’m just a sari State worker, no one needs to “market” me. 🙁

  63. Garret March 8, 2009 11:18 am

    Bad news about Samson. Remember, Miami told him that he needs to compete with Donald Thomas for a starting guard spot because they already gave away his starting center spot.

    Dolphins C/G Samson Satele is expected to compete with Donald Thomas for the guard spot opposite Justin Smiley.

    The current Dolphins regime seems to be higher on Thomas, so the incumbent starter would have the edge. The undersized Satele could also be a candidate for a trade to a zone-blocking team.

  64. Kekoa March 8, 2009 11:19 am

    C_C ~

    K-5 a little slow in coming back from commercials because they are waiting for the signal from the guy in the orange jacket…and then they remember it’s not you!

  65. Garret March 8, 2009 11:20 am

    Article about what Miami’s head coach and their management wants in players shows part of Samson’s problem at Miami. It is not too good when they specifically state that they want more players like Donald Thomas when they tell Samson that either Thomas or he will start next season.

    1. Size Matters.

    The Dolphins want a big team, one with size at every position, and they rarely stray from their size molds for each spot. The theory is bigger players can provide the physicality needed to excel and endure a 20 game season (exhibition and regular season) better than players who are undersized. The theory is small players wear down quicker as they age.

    3. Must be a tough guy.

    Players who frequent the training room are viewed as softies. Seasons missed due to serious injuries are frowned upon. The Dolphins don’t want broken good. They want warriors with heart who know the difference between ailments and injuries, hurt and pain. The Dolphins want a team full of players like Donald Thomas, who played three quarters of a game on a broken foot, or Jake Long, who never missed a game despite suffering a severely sprained ankle he played through.

  66. Kekoa March 8, 2009 11:22 am

    jaM ~ Perfect example of just such a struggling student is Nikko. Kalei’s son.

  67. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 11:23 am

    Wayne O. Interesting points. Regarding coaches- my knee-jerk reaction is that today’s kids are not like the kids of 20 years ago. College coaches are challenged by a lot of new wrinkles not only in the attitudes of the kids but of society in general.
    Unless there is specific reason – other than just “losing” – I feel like the emphasis needs to be placed on creating win-win environments for all involved. This is about education and sports. I don’t care to see coaches and teachers being thrown out or under a bus when all of us are struggling to find success in today’s world.
    I do like this quote, tho.

    “Education is the acquisition of the art of the utilization of knowledge.” – Alfred North Whitehead

  68. Garret March 8, 2009 11:23 am

    This article says that UH’s students voted against a student athletics fee but the University will impose it anyway. I think they messed up in the article because the students didn’t vote yet–ASUH came out against the fee until they had more information, but they didn’t reject the fee. However, it would be a big boost for the Athletic Department if they instituted the fee as soon as possible, as they do not need the students to approve to implement the fee.

    University of Hawaii recently voted no to an athletics fee proposal but there are indications it will be implemented unilaterally as well.

  69. Garret March 8, 2009 11:25 am

    The article also gives examples of Universities in the West Coast that instituted fees for athletics, even when the students voted them down. If UH had a $350 per student per semester fee like San Diego State, UH would have the facilities and budget to compete with all non-BCS schools and many lower-budget BCS conference schools!

    Fresno State proposed an initiative last year for a $70 per semester fee of which $50 would go to athletics. The student senate gave its approval, but the students voted it down. A month later, the university president imposed the fee unilaterally.

    San Diego State this year will increase its student fees for athletics for the fourth time in a decade, the latest bump going from the current $190 per semester to $350. The school president made this decision and didn’t even seek a student vote.

    Northridge’s current fee came from a presidential decree several years ago, and Cal State Los Angeles’ president did likewise for a modest increase 13 months ago.

  70. Garret March 8, 2009 11:27 am

    Chancellor Hinshaw came from UC-Davis. Check out the athletic fee that UC-Davis charges each of its students! Even more impressive is that the UC-Davis students voted *for* this fee!

    According to the athletic department, students pay $405 per semester at UC Davis, $304 at UC Irvine, $295 at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, $186 at UC Santa Barbara, $146 at Northridge and $54 at Fullerton.

  71. bb March 8, 2009 11:28 am

    Having the Kailua basketball team cut down the nets AFTER the D1 Kamehameha/Kahuku game was quite lame. Those guys won and earned a state championship and should have been granted their time in the spotlight and not climbing the ladder when the Kamehameha fans were going off.

    Hiram Akina having a petition going around asking for his removal from the Mililani basketball team was also quite lame. I’m glad to see that he took his Kahuku boys all the way to the finals and maybe the folks out there in MILLS-VILLE will finally realize that he was a decent coach. Keep in mind he had a winning team and didn’t kick any players.

    …and more people at the State Championships than Stan Sheriff? Again. Lame.

  72. Garret March 8, 2009 11:30 am

    They are working hard towards building a football stadium in the City of Industry…I’d say that the odds are better than 50-50 that the Chargers end up there.

    At the end of the treacherous ride was a plateau with an unobstructed view of 600 open acres where Perez is certain that an $800 million stadium and entertainment complex will soon break ground.

    Unlike Chula Vista, where a Chargers bid for a stadium is bogged down by the lack of a ready site, Industry has an unoccupied parcel that it has leased to Roski for the next 65 years.

    It also has a small resident population that welcomes the facility, although the neighboring cities of Walnut and Diamond Bar oppose it.

    The rolling acreage on the city’s east end would draw fans from Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties. Stadium proponents say more than 15 million people live within an hour’s drive.

    From the top of the hill, traffic is flowing below, where state Route 57, out of Orange County, and state Route 60, from Los Angeles County, intersect.

    “We’re 21 miles east of downtown L.A.,” Perez said. “There is nothing on the freeway that still has this much open land.”

    Roski’s Majestic Realty Co. may soon begin knocking on doors of NFL teams. The Chargers, who have been trying to get a new stadium since 2002, could be asked.

    The family of Chargers President Dean Spanos has long been friends with Roski and had conversations with him last spring after the project was announced.

  73. JaM March 8, 2009 11:36 am


    I agree and there are more kids like Nikko out there..

  74. d1島 March 8, 2009 11:59 am


    Understand what you saying. 😆
    Wouldn’t want to have you end up getting “Blago’d” someday! 😉

    “Do you *bleep*-in’ know what I got here? It’s a *bleep*in’ gold mine!” 🙄

  75. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 11:59 am

    BTW- GOOD LUCK to the ICEMAN! Keep kickin’!

  76. d1島 March 8, 2009 12:06 pm

    Congrats to Rod Flemings for being named to the All-WAC 2nd team.

    In light of some recent comments here, it’s a surprise that Nitoto was named to the All-Defensive team…

  77. d1島 March 8, 2009 12:07 pm


    Hopefully he’ll continue to use that skill in a more positive way than a certain coach! 👿

  78. d1島 March 8, 2009 12:10 pm

    speaking of which no WBB Wahine drew all-conference notice 🙁

    Congrats though to Shaena-Lyn Kuehu who was named to All-Frosh team outta Spuds U.

  79. djmitcho (iphone) March 8, 2009 12:32 pm

    Condolences to Florida Ted and his ohana.

  80. jm2375 March 8, 2009 12:33 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos!!

    Condolences to FloridaTed’s ohana on their loss.

    IIRC didn’t ST say that Whitley Fehoko was on campus but not on the team? He never showed up for meetings, etc.

    A few weeks ago, I attended MPI’s freshman registration info meeting for the current 8th graders. It was a 1.5 hr session and 1 hour was spent by the college counselor on preparing for college. What I found most interesting was the “Top 10 Factors Influencing College Addmissions”.

    1. grades in college prep courses
    2. grades in all courses
    3. admission test scores
    4. class rank
    5. essay/writing sample
    6. counselor recommendation
    7. teacher recommendation
    8. interview
    9. community service
    10. work/extracurricular activities

    This may change for athletes. I’m sure Doris has a different take.

  81. Garret March 8, 2009 12:33 pm

    Free fries (your choice of the regular fries or the curly fries) and soda at Jack in the Box on Tuesday. Make sure you print out the coupon at the link provided here.

  82. djmitcho (iphone) March 8, 2009 12:34 pm

    I’ve come to realize that I’m a better cash game player than a tourney player when it comes to Texas hold em

  83. Garret March 8, 2009 12:35 pm

    I think that John Estes’ Mom’s hotmail account might have been hacked. If anyone here reading this knows her, they might want to ask her to check the status of her e-mail account.

  84. jm2375 March 8, 2009 12:42 pm

    Ralph – from last blog – I got 1 adult and 3 student (HS) tix for $17. Add in parking and snacks, I think I spent less than $30 at UH. We had dinner earlier. For Friday night’s game, my friend and I used the BOGO coupon from the Entertainment book.

  85. Committed Road Warrior March 8, 2009 12:43 pm

    Condolences to FloridaTed and his ohana.

    BaseBows kick off in ~20 minutes. Sisto is scheduled to start.

    How are our other continent-based Tsaikos faring with the early Daylight Saving Time change? Stay tired yet?

  86. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 12:46 pm

    d1 #76 🙄

    Moving my stuff into the spare BR to prep for family visit … first things first- iMac… 😉

  87. CouchP March 8, 2009 1:02 pm

    Last great lineman out of Waialua – Fialele Edra – ASU to UH, where is big Fia nowadays?

  88. Garret March 8, 2009 1:29 pm

    Committed Road Warrior,

    Faith got up at 7am today, which actually felt like 6am to me because the clock she looks at in the morning somehow updated itself last night with the time change. Mika got up after 9:30am today. Unfortunately for me, I get up when Faith gets up and Lori gets up when Mika gets up, but I’m really tired!

    If the clock hadn’t updated itself, Faith would have gone back to sleep and I could have slept in on a Sunday morning…

  89. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 1:49 pm

    let’s go:
    ….Tautofi, Schwenke, that Punahou guy ….
    Also three guys from the Mainalnd …

  90. wafan March 8, 2009 1:53 pm

    Garret . . .

    The coupons are really popular here on campus! i give them to my students who are doing well in class or are at least trying to be successful. As opposed to being successful at being trying. HA!

    Thanks much for them — keep putting them up and I will keep distributing them.

  91. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 2:00 pm

    Re: Waialua players.
    Trust me, UH goes over every prospect in the state.
    There aren’t many secrets, anymore.
    And if somebody is getting passed up, it’s usually academics-related.

  92. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 2:04 pm

    I think I’m going to go to softball today.
    Hey, did I mention I tried to Twitter the other day? (
    Anyway, I posted from my phone. It took something like 10 hours for it to post. Good thing I didn’t say: Hey, I’m slipping off a cliff. Send help.

  93. TOM March 8, 2009 2:10 pm

    GARRET: Your three messages regarding athletics fees being charged at California schools – very interesting!

    I extracted them and e-mailed it to Chancellor Hinshaw.

  94. TOM March 8, 2009 2:12 pm


    Sorry about your loss. My prayers go out to you and yours.

  95. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 2:13 pm

    Garret, Tom:
    I’m pretty confident the student fees will be approved. I think UH just needs to go through the process.

  96. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 2:14 pm

    Did Jeannie from Donovan’s office reach you Friday? They were trying to hunt you down. I didn’t have your number, so I gave them Stretch’s cell. I think UH already has Stretch on file. Something about taunting opposing coaches.

  97. TOM March 8, 2009 2:44 pm

    ST – nothing from Jeannie. Didn’t know they had a hunting license!

    It is old fashion, I suppose, but they could have used a phone book!

  98. TOM March 8, 2009 2:47 pm

    ST – what is JD’s e-mail address? I know that he was going to see my client while he was in Reno for a confab.

  99. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 2:48 pm

    I’ll pass that along. It sounded urgent. They needed you Friday.

  100. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 2:51 pm

  101. FloridaTed March 8, 2009 2:56 pm

    Are they cooking up some Bolla-nese? It’s an italian dish. I’ve heard it has a real kick, once you taste it….

  102. d1島 March 8, 2009 3:06 pm

    Well if the plate umpire won’t call a strike, go to first! 👿

  103. Kekoa March 8, 2009 4:16 pm

    FT ~ Don’t know about Bolla-nese, but I think *Goose* would be appropriate in Aunty Maria Lani’s cooking school.

  104. TOM March 8, 2009 4:20 pm


    Thanks = don’t know what the AD wants but I sent info on my client just in case plus his and mine phone numbers.

  105. Kekoa March 8, 2009 4:21 pm

    USA up by 7 runs against the Venezuela Pelmazo!

  106. Kekoa March 8, 2009 4:35 pm

    Pride ~ DHHL Community Meeting tonite may affect your move to the ceded lands. Last minute notification is the way that they like to keep the people in the dark and then pass stuff before anyone realizes what happened. Case in point is going to be your lack of mail service to your home.

    Rail service to your particular subdivision area is also being detailed by Lei Ma’a! She is the guest speaker scheduled for 7:00 PM. Come if you can to the Hale Pon’i Conference Room at 6:00 PM. Dinner & Desert is included (bring your own poi).

  107. d1島 March 8, 2009 4:54 pm

    Congratulations to Coach Trap and the BaseBows for their first series win of the season.


  108. Wayne O. March 8, 2009 5:02 pm

    Garrett, thanks for all the information. Very interesting. I was wondering when the fee will be imposed. Hopefully soon.

  109. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 5:24 pm

    d1 41


    i knew dat. but da kids dunno dat. look at doze dat came aboard in 07, and their coming aboard in 09.

    hearing it from dad, they won’t believe. but hearing from somebody else, they’ll listen.

    so thanks for the reinforcement, D1 at 41.

  110. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 5:27 pm

    The best thing about this blog is the people who write here. the best. the absolute best. we outer island guyz, we mediocre people, we can learn from those whom we hold up high. like D1. you got kids in college. the right way. bulla and barry and alot of you odda peoples. and i get friends whose kids i’d like to see play D1 football. like earvin sione. so you guyz keep talking, and by talking you getting my friends’ grandkids listening to somebody who’ll reach them. i don’t reach everybody. but some of you will reach the ones i care about.

  111. al ™ March 8, 2009 5:32 pm

    st….i’ll wager you lunch that vj fehoko does not become a warrior.

  112. mediocre? March 8, 2009 5:32 pm


  113. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 5:36 pm

    ST #92 ok. I found you on Twitter and am following.

  114. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 5:42 pm

    and we’re supposed to follow people who can’t even take care of themselves? look at the list of those da Oman wanted to run our ship, like Daschle. miscues that we became aware about obviously that kinda mistake shouldn’t be in da hands ah da guy running/interbreeding wit our national tax situation. the vetting process sometimes works if it weeds out those who’ll make us all look not so swift. especially since somebody wit dat kinda low IQ put da AIG insurance whammy on all us, for sometime to come, and nobody’s taking the bull by the horns and trying to figure out how, forward looking, we can cut our losses.

    How is that for a clue? pfttt……

  115. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 5:51 pm

    I’ll bet you lunch, Al.

    Mr. Fehoko da younga. ask yourself this.

    in Hawaii, who do Football fanatics know more about? your brother #1,
    your brother #2, or your Dad. Vili the Warrior?

    remind yourself of that basic fact, and you automatically know what is your destiny, grasshopper. 😀

    you yourself proud. be one of us. be da Hero. You can be a hero right here in Hawaii, if you work hard, and if you work real hard.

  116. SteveM March 8, 2009 5:57 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    March 8th, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    I think I’m going to go to softball today.
    Hey, did I mention I tried to Twitter the other day? (
    Anyway, I posted from my phone. It took something like 10 hours for it to post. Good thing I didn’t say: Hey, I’m slipping off a cliff. Send help

    Maybe you should try posting to the blog …or try 911? 😐

  117. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 6:03 pm

    i know Al, that was shameless of me,
    trying to stack the deck like that. 😀
    shame…. shame…. shame…. 😆

  118. scott9 March 8, 2009 6:06 pm

    if fehoko plays for kahuku it’s not because he’s going to take care of his grandparents… his older brother sam tried to do the same thing

  119. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 6:15 pm


    i’m grateful for all the guyz that are showing up and by subtle innuendo. you’re putting it upfront that Warrior Nation takes care of its own.

    in udder words, you’re either one of us, or you’re not one of us,
    right here, right now… no iffs, ansss or buttzzz.

    and its also true, you make the right choice right now, it’ll help you big time for a long time. its all up to you.

    How’s dat, Mr. Fehoko? Al? BYU? OSU? Stanford? USC? thats pretty plain coming from a big city fella like myself. 😀

    yessirree Bob! I’m ready for really back my midget friend. Its us and dem. I like da uss amongst us. 😀

  120. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 6:17 pm

    I saw some bloggers at the softball game.
    They sure looked tired.
    I mean, were they up all night walking or something?

  121. letsgowarriors March 8, 2009 6:24 pm

    thanks stephen. wonder if the coaches will offer fuimaono and epenesa soon.

  122. letsgowarriors March 8, 2009 6:31 pm

    nevermind, im assuming “that punahou guy” is fuimaono. misread. thanks again.

  123. Pride. March 8, 2009 6:46 pm

    Kekoa, thanks for the info on the community meeting tonight. I won’t be able to make it out in time, will have to attend the one that is planned in two weeks at the middle school. Thanks again for the heads up. Please tell Lei that I said hello.

  124. Pride. March 8, 2009 6:48 pm

    My condolences to FloridaTed and his ‘ohana.

  125. Stretch March 8, 2009 7:00 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    March 8th, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Did Jeannie from Donovan’s office reach you Friday? They were trying to hunt you down. I didn’t have your number, so I gave them Stretch’s cell. I think UH already has Stretch on file. Something about taunting opposing coaches. I do NOT taunt any coaches, I only ENCOURAGE them to do better.

  126. Stretch March 8, 2009 7:02 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    March 8th, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Did Jeannie from Donovan’s office reach you Friday? They were trying to hunt you down. I didn’t have your number, so I gave them Stretch’s cell. I think UH already has Stretch on file. Something about taunting opposing coaches.

    I do NOT taunt any coaches, I only ENCOURAGE them to do better. If you don’t believe me, ask Pride and Koakane who sneak into the area.

  127. A-House March 8, 2009 7:03 pm


    Is UH still going after Tautofi since he has already committed to Wyoming? Turning the tables?

  128. Pride. March 8, 2009 7:09 pm

    # Stretch:
    March 8th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    March 8th, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Did Jeannie from Donovan’s office reach you Friday? They were trying to hunt you down. I didn’t have your number, so I gave them Stretch’s cell. I think UH already has Stretch on file. Something about taunting opposing coaches.

    I do NOT taunt any coaches, I only ENCOURAGE them to do better. If you don’t believe me, ask Pride and Koakane who sneak into the area.

    Shhhhhhh. Don’t want KindaShy’s husband to hear and then have us kicked out.

  129. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 7:46 pm


  130. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 7:47 pm

    Can I ask Marilyn?

  131. sportsbow March 8, 2009 7:52 pm


    #89. What Punahou player are you talking about?

    Is it Kaiwi Crabb, Sani Fuimaono, or someone else?


  132. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 7:53 pm

    ST- howcome you stay following only AugieT?

  133. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 7:55 pm

    He was the one who got me started on Twitter.
    I thought it was a chain letter.
    I’m going to start following more people, like Liz, once I figure out what I’m doing. And why one post went up instantly and others take several hours.

  134. MeiLing March 8, 2009 7:56 pm

    My condolences to your ‘ohana, FL-Ted.

  135. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 7:57 pm

    ST – Have fun!
    Thanks, AugieT!

  136. Stretch March 8, 2009 8:01 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    March 8th, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    Can I ask Marilyn?

    Does she sit up there?? Doesn’t she have tickets in the Blue Section M?? Ooops, I forgot, she snuck up there too one time when it was raining.

  137. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 8:13 pm

    I guess bitter pills, like sugar, also melt in the rain.

  138. Stretch March 8, 2009 8:25 pm

    ST – you said it, I didn’t but EXACTLY

  139. Stephen Tsai March 8, 2009 8:28 pm

    As nit-picky as she is, that’s still better than the administrator who does paperwork at volleyball matches.

  140. Garret March 8, 2009 8:30 pm

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

    LA clinic could already allow parents to choose if they wanted a boy or a girl, but now parents can also choose the eye color, hair color, hair type, and complexion of babies! This makes me very uncomfortable…certain lines are now being crossed and some clinics seem to have no problems with that as long as parents pay them their $18k.

  141. Garret March 8, 2009 8:30 pm

    Study found why gut instincts work–it seems that our brain’s unconscious memory contains information we don’t realize we have.

  142. d1島 March 8, 2009 8:31 pm


    you gotta start using tinyurl(dot)com

  143. Garret March 8, 2009 8:31 pm

    Researchers might have found the key for the cure to the common cold! Problems include how people feel that colds are a minor nuisance and will not pay for expensive drugs and the FDA will not approve a drug for such a mild disease if there is any downside to the drug.

  144. Garret March 8, 2009 8:31 pm

    It is amazing to me that a judge in West Virginia received $3 million from this coal company and then the judge declined to remove himself from a case regarding that company! It probably wasn’t a shock when the judge cast a crucial vote in favor of the coal company that gave him 60% of his campaign funds.

  145. Garret March 8, 2009 8:31 pm

    Man was arrested for putting out his brother’s cigarette with a fire extinguisher.

  146. Garret March 8, 2009 8:32 pm

    Free play links pau.

  147. Stretch March 8, 2009 8:35 pm

    ST – when I go to the bball games, I always see one administrator sitting in his office “working” with his blinds open. I wonder if he always has the blinds open during the day or only when there is basketball games?? The public would be impressed thinking that they are working late.

  148. d1島 March 8, 2009 8:49 pm

    one thing that’s done on twitter is to tag the tweets associated with a common theme with tags that start with a hash tag – #
    If tweets for the WB are tagged with, for instance, #hawb, they can be searched that way at

  149. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 8:50 pm

    ST has announce Tuesday’s chat guest on Twitter.

  150. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 8, 2009 8:53 pm


    Better? 😎
    Is this the player ST is referring to?

  151. d1島 March 8, 2009 8:57 pm

    You get ’em, Liz 😉

    Vili did mention “VJ” on the clip

  152. Committed Road Warrior March 8, 2009 9:00 pm

    Tuesday’s chat guest sounds familiar…..

  153. d1島 March 8, 2009 9:10 pm

    btw, when you search for Stephen Tsai on twitter, you find the “audio/video/wine lover” from Taipei.
    stephentsai is the one you want to find…..I think 🙄

  154. Ralph March 8, 2009 9:47 pm

    this weeks softball tournament should feature KS Kapalama Noe Esperas as a pitcher for Memphis State..I haven’t followed Memphis but her dad mentioned that she played at Arizona Western and moved on to Memphis this season…

  155. d1島 March 8, 2009 9:48 pm

    In case you missed it from the last post


    March 8th, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Yes lunch is a daily routine. Days off are not.

    I guess I’ll leave the cattle call planning to you. So for now the Wednesday plans are scrubbed. (SteveM take note) We’ll wait for your word.

  156. d1島 March 8, 2009 9:49 pm


  157. Cindy/Cenn March 8, 2009 10:23 pm

    Goodnight, gang!

  158. Ralph March 8, 2009 10:24 pm

    bighilo good news, the rain stops on Wednesday, only 3 more days of rain…

  159. Kekoa March 8, 2009 10:26 pm

    Pride ~ Met with Lani Ma’a Lapailio, Lei Ma’a Richmond’s sister. Watch out now Bubba! I get to make some design suggestions to the Rail cars! Wait until they find out I added a Tsaiko Party car on game day!

  160. Da Punchbowl Kid March 8, 2009 10:30 pm

    Howdy y’all! Kinda slow up in here today…

    So Pride, what’s your take on the state HH BBall championship last night?
    I was talking to Auwae DeRego ‘s judo caoch at my nephews’ tournament today. I think Auwae would make a good Warrior… Dat guy is one tough buggah. I was impressed by the athletes on both teams. Kahuku is going to be tough again next year.

  161. Da Punchbowl Kid March 8, 2009 10:30 pm

    “HHS” that is…

  162. homey ℞ March 8, 2009 10:34 pm

    Why is the Wednesday plan scrubbed? Wednesday’s cc has nothing to do with Thursday’s bio.

  163. Ralph March 8, 2009 10:43 pm

    flash flood warning for hilo…bighilo -keep your kayak handy until wednesday…

  164. Da Punchbowl Kid March 8, 2009 10:47 pm

    I agree with al about VJ. I hope I’m wrong.

  165. Kekoa March 8, 2009 10:52 pm

    Pride ~ Don’t miss the next mtg. The plans for the Ray Kroc Center near your lot is absolutely awesome. Every venue you could think of will be available to you and your family. They took the best of every community and incorporated it into this excellent community center.

    BHF2 ~ Don’t stop the plans for your ARK. We may need it to ship the team over for a scrimmage if the SF is in dry dock.

  166. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 11:19 pm

    Hiya Tsaikos.

    thanks for the video clip. great memories. well, most of it was great 😀

  167. LizKauai (iPhone) March 8, 2009 11:20 pm

    Nitey nite and sweet Warrior Dreamz.

  168. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 11:25 pm

    hiya big fella. today wuz good fun down da beach wit 8 friends. fiberglass repairs on 2 old mali’a molds, changed all 12 ohi’a seats, made 10 i’akos. good ting da hale only get <strike4,5,6 7 leaks. 😆 bugga wuz raining today.

    beer iza warma uppa. 😆

  169. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 11:28 pm

    gettin ready fo da lil buggaz fo show up tomorrow starting practice season. 😀 maybe we start Thursday. 😀 alot of da o’pala dat wuz at da bottom ah Hilo bay is now on da shoreline ah Hilo O’ne. 😀

  170. al ™ March 8, 2009 11:48 pm

    i was looking forward to wednesday’s thelma’s feeding.

    i agree with homey…..

  171. Kekoa (iPhone) March 8, 2009 11:48 pm

    So da opala pickers wen axe you if you had enuff trash, right?…and you say, no…send me Samoa!

  172. Pride. March 8, 2009 11:49 pm


    March 8th, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    Pride ~ Don’t miss the next mtg. The plans for the Ray Kroc Center near your lot is absolutely awesome. Every venue you could think of will be available to you and your family. They took the best of every community and incorporated it into this excellent community center.

    I’ve seen the Ray Croc Center presentation. We are lucky to have such a great facility planned in our own backyard. I can’t believe that their are only four facilities being built throughout the U.S., and Kapolei was selected to receive one of them. I wouldn’t mind viewing the presentation again.

  173. bighilofan2 March 8, 2009 11:53 pm

    i noticed UNLV rebelsdotcom roster, Hawaii peeps Mauga, Kapanui,
    Asiata, Feagai, Taumua, Tesoro, plus couple from Samoa. gonna be good fun making em wish day wuz playing fo da visitaz. 😀

  174. Pride. March 8, 2009 11:56 pm


    March 8th, 2009 at 10:26 pm
    Pride ~ Met with Lani Ma’a Lapailio, Lei Ma’a Richmond’s sister. Watch out now Bubba! I get to make some design suggestions to the Rail cars! Wait until they find out I added a Tsaiko Party car on game day!

    So Lani gave the presentation, now that makes sense. Lani used to be in charge of the State Archives office. Is she working for the city now, or is she in private practice?

  175. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 12:03 am

    every feb-march, every year since I can remember, Hilo bay’s old bagasse comes up on da shoreline. including sum old stumps. inna few weeks da county’s 580s cum around and scrape da shoreline, haul all dat stuffs away, a good 20-30 dumptrucks i would guess.

  176. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 12:05 am

    gotta cut trail to da watah. 😀

  177. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 12:06 am

    any chance you going make da Vegas trip? if you going, where you going stay?

  178. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 12:08 am

    besides taking care his grandparents, why else da young Fehoko like go Kahuku? clever kid. good attitude in da video.

  179. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 12:31 am

    i noticed da QBs on the 2009 roster are Funaki, Austin, Rausch, Alexander, Jantz. what about dat odda guy who gonna get a serious look this spring? Moniz? and what about da odda guyz who wen sign?
    am i wong? reading too much?

  180. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 12:34 am


    da win gonna make da mistree all cum togedda da enda da munt 😀

  181. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 12:35 am

    gonna bang 200

  182. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 12:40 am

    maybe not.

  183. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 12:41 am

    i go try a little later. nite all. zzzzzzzzzzz

  184. wafan March 9, 2009 2:22 am

    Good morning all!

  185. djmitcho (iphone) March 9, 2009 2:24 am

    good morning wafan

  186. djmitcho (iphone) March 9, 2009 2:26 am

    Good morning to all the Tsaikos. Another Monday is upon us. Hope everyone week starts off on the right note.

  187. wafan March 9, 2009 2:48 am

    Hi dj!

    How is your side? We are expecting another couple of inches of snow this morning, and continued freezing temperatures.

    I will gladly send it over if you will send your mailing address. Dang!

  188. wafan March 9, 2009 2:51 am

    Waking up at 2 in the morning and then not being able to go back to sleep really sucks. Badly. Hopefully, the day goes by quickly and without any problems.

  189. wafan March 9, 2009 2:56 am

    To the mainland Tsai-ko’s . . .

    Be careful today! The day after the Spring time change has the highest number of heart attacks.

    I guess we shoudl sleep in and call in sick; or do away with the Spring and Fall changes.

  190. djmitcho (iphone) March 9, 2009 3:00 am

    wafan, from the weather report I see that winter has not left us yet either. We are looking at snow plus single digit overnight temps next couple of days

  191. djmitcho (iphone) March 9, 2009 3:02 am

    A friend also suggested that instead of 2 am Sunday morning, the time should spring forward on Friday afternoon at 4. I totally agree with him

  192. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:36 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka! Early to bed, early to…. Arrgh can’t get back to sleep!

  193. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:37 am


  194. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:38 am


  195. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:38 am


  196. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:39 am


  197. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:39 am

    198 two mor

  198. duffer March 9, 2009 4:39 am


  199. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:40 am


  200. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:41 am

    200. I wonder what Stephen will be shariing with us today???

  201. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:42 am

    I been duffed!

  202. LizKauai (iPhone) March 9, 2009 4:43 am

    Hi duffer! Izzit rainy there?

  203. duffer March 9, 2009 4:48 am

    Good Morning Liz,

    Not too bad today, overcast and a few sprinkles!

    Coming over for the scrimmage?

  204. myki March 9, 2009 4:55 am

    Good morning Liz,good morning Duffer! I guess we all are the ones who can’t get back to sleep, or are just early risers. I fall in the later category. Now that I don’t need to be up early to go to work, I’m up with the occasional rooster in our urban area.

    Hope you all have a great Monday!!

  205. duffer March 9, 2009 4:58 am

    Good Morning myki!

  206. myki March 9, 2009 5:06 am

    Hi duffer. I wish we were going to the scrimmage but we have a family wedding that evening so we are going to miss it!! When we first heard about the possibility of the trip, sj and I were so excited, ‘cuz we had such a great time the last time we were on Maui.

    We are really glad you all are having a chance to see the guys in action before the season starts. At least we can go to the morning practices here.

  207. Kekoa March 9, 2009 5:31 am

    Good Morning early birds!

    Duffer ~ Are there any T-gate plans in place yet for the scrimmage?

    It sounds like the few people I know of that are planning on going over to Maui are going to fly in early and fly out later that eve.

  208. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 9, 2009 5:37 am

    Hi duffer- no can come for the scrimmage 🙁

    Hi Kekoa and myki!

  209. Garret March 9, 2009 5:56 am

    With all the cutbacks being done by Athletic Departments in the WAC, I think that it is a great idea that Fresno State is asking the WAC to reduce its dues. Does UH really pay over $400k in dues to the WAC?

    Fresno State athletic director Thomas Boeh wants the Western Athletic Conference to share some of the pain of the nationwide recession.

    Boeh told the Fresno State Athletic Corp. board on Wednesday that the university will “formally” ask the WAC to reduce its dues.

    “It seems entirely reasonable for the league to find ways to be more efficient,” Boeh said.

    He didn’t identify the amount Fresno State pays, or how big a cut the university will seek. The 2008-09 budget lists “conference assessments” at $403,000, but it’s not clear whether this expenditure is tied to WAC dues.

  210. Garret March 9, 2009 5:58 am

    How does Fresno State project $100k more revenue than expenses and then project a $250k budget deficit? I guess their $100k profit forecast could be like how HF “balanced” the budget.

    The athletic department projected revenues of $25.4 million and expenditures of $25.3 million this school year. The deep recession is hurting revenues; university officials are cutting costs. Still, a university official told the board, athletics is looking at a budget deficit of about $250,000.

  211. Garret March 9, 2009 5:59 am

    Now we know what Fresno State’s recruiting budget is. It appears that UH’s recruiting budget (if you count the free Hawaiian Air tickets) was a little more than Fresno State’s budget this past year, but their budget was much higher than the $50k UH used to have.

    Take football, for example. According to the 2008-09 budget, football was to have $1.31 million in operating expenses such as team travel ($757,608), equipment ($190,000) and recruiting ($130,000).

  212. duffer March 9, 2009 5:59 am

    Good Morning Kekoa,

    whitey’s in Manila till the 17th. There’s a breakfast at Tasty Crust and after the scrimmage, probably Tiffany’s. Then there’s also an optional tour of the darkside with whitey.

  213. Garret March 9, 2009 6:01 am

    Each Fresno State coach is supposed to cut 7% in operational expenses. Either they need to reduce their travel budget significantly (like how a different WAC team took busses to a couple of road games last year) or somehow spend less on equipment and recruiting.

    And that’s assuming the successful implementation of a recently mandated 7% cut in operating expenses for each sport this year, even the fall and winter sports.

    Operating expenses include travel, equipment and recruiting. They don’t include scholarships and salaries.

    A 7% cut in $1.31 million is more than $91,000. Hard to see where coach Pat Hill is going to find that kind of savings from operational expenses concentrated in the fiscal year’s first seven or eight months.

  214. Garret March 9, 2009 6:03 am

    I have a crazy deadline schedule now, so I won’t be around the blog much for the next 2 weeks. I guess this is typical for small companies–things go from fairly laid-back to crazy, with things all starting at the same time with little notice!

  215. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 6:23 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Gotta busy day. another cold day in Hilo. Wetter gonna be here till Wednesday. It stopped raining though about a hour ago. Just low overhanging clouds from here to dare everywhere.

    good morning.

  216. d1島 March 9, 2009 6:31 am

    Great Morning All!

    looks like another wet one today…drive safely and watch your footing!

  217. d1島 March 9, 2009 6:36 am


    Tell Ma still there. I just felt like it would be better to have one person plan things.
    If you still like, Go For It! 🙂

  218. d1島 March 9, 2009 6:39 am

    Noting a few others dipping their toes in the Twitter ocean overnight.
    Again, suggesting that WB-related tweets be tagged with #hawb for ease of searching

    Have a great day erryboddy!


  219. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 9, 2009 6:39 am

    Garret- go get ’em! See you on the flip side!

  220. Kekoa March 9, 2009 6:44 am

    Duffer ~ Ok, got it. We were concerned about the availability of Bud Lite beru for Koakane. As you may know, when we do the EIS inspections, they are always running out of his favorite beverage.

  221. Kekoa March 9, 2009 6:55 am

    Liz ~ Sounds like some help is coming to Hale Opio. Spencer was pleased with the POC you offered. He is a distant cousin to the Robinson family (not mine, wafan) and does a lot for the needy with investor groups paving the way.

    I want him to adopt the Tsaiko’s as his next project! We need a new clubhouse.

  222. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 9, 2009 7:03 am

    Wow Kekoa… cool for Hale Opio … but I nevah do nuttin.

    Hey- check out this blast from the past: 1974 in Hilo:

  223. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 9, 2009 7:05 am

    btw- is Spencer on da Robinson side or da Sinclair side? If Sinclair, he’s related to my company 😆

  224. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 7:07 am

    sjmacro and myki1

    howzit you 2. hope all is well with you, sj.

    do you have special pass to go peek into da weight room, see if any ahda walkons stay lifting? peek onto da field and see if walkons stay running, doing ladders? i coming next month, gonna plan fo come when get practice, maybe we go eat da town up befo i gotta go work. 😀

  225. bighilofan2 March 9, 2009 7:09 am

    gotta go.

    hi ho hi ho.

    esme woooosshhhh>>>>>

  226. Kekoa March 9, 2009 7:19 am

    Liz ~ That was back in your *Foxy Lady* days huh!? Ahhhh those fleeting tidbits of time just go whooosh!

    Spencer is on the Robinson side. Very much a Venture Capitalist type, but has the qualifying physique of a Tsaiko…matched with the heart of one.

  227. Stretch March 9, 2009 7:22 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    March 9th, 2009 at 5:59 am
    whitey’s in Manila till the 17th.

    WHAT??!!?? How come he never tell me he was going there?? I have my flight on Hawaiian that I am waiting to use… damn.

  228. Kekoa March 9, 2009 7:24 am

    BHF2 ~
    RE: #225

    Watchu tryin’ to do?…get myki & sj arrested for peeping Tom Foolery! Careful, campus security is tight! Dey got an APB on you:

  229. Kekoa March 9, 2009 7:41 am

    The APB looks very familiar to a certain Hilo legal beagle 😈

  230. duffer March 9, 2009 7:47 am

    WHAT??!!?? How come he never tell me he was going there?? I have my flight on Hawaiian that I am waiting to use… damn.

    Clandestine operations…………

  231. jm2375 March 9, 2009 8:02 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    It’s Monday. *groan* Busy week.

    esme and out. whoooosh

  232. madeinhawaii March 9, 2009 8:19 am

    new blog

  233. March 24, 2009 8:52 pm

    We all quickly got passports, yellow fever shots and visas and readied for a charter trip which also fell through. All players were placed in small groups and sent on individual flights to Japan. Being a freshman, I got the last draw and was on a flight to Los Angeles, waited a day, then to San Francisco, then to Anchorage overnight and then to Tokyo.

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