Finding the right combination

There are interesting ramifications to head coach Greg McMackin’s announcement that slotback Greg Salas would moonlight at deep safety and defensive end Paipai Falemalu would start at strongside linebacker in the Warriors’ base defense.

Actually, the Warriors do not have a primary defensive scheme. The closest is the 4-3 alignment used in basic situations, such as first-and-10. In football, everyone is compared to someone else, and Falemalu reminds the UH coaches of Chad Brown. McMackin believes Falemalu will be a natural fit at strongside linebacker in the 4-3, and as a pass-rushing defensive end in the other schemes.

In addition to the 4-3, the Warriors have three other schemes β€” two versions of the 4-2-5 and the 3-3-5 Okie package.

In the regular 4-2-5, nickelback Richard Torres becomes the fifth defensive back. In the 45, the fifth defensive back β€” known as the quarter β€” serves more as a linebacker. Aaron Brown, who is listed as a strongside linebacker, would play the quarter.

In the Okie package, Falemalu becomes the joker, a hybrid end-linebacker position. The joker is free to roam.

All of which means, according to McMackin, “we’ll have more options.”

Meanwhile, McMackin believes Β 6-foot-2 Salas will be helpful in Hail Mary pass situations, as well as red-zone coverages. Too often last year, the Warriors had difficulty matching up against tall wideouts on jump-ball plays in the end zone. Salas helps negate the size disadvantage.

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Thanks to Garret for pointing out that B.C. Lions signed Solomon Elimimian.


  1. jm2375 May 21, 2010 12:29 am


    Happy Friday!

    Night all!

  2. Ralph May 21, 2010 12:34 am

    wow JM is up after 11, must be a slow good friday or is this furlough friday

  3. Ralph May 21, 2010 12:43 am

    took coach mac 2 full seasons to realize that our short cbs are a mismatch with tall receivers and tight ends in the red zone πŸ™

  4. Ralph May 21, 2010 12:55 am

    with all these defensive packages, I hope coach mac uses more players like Boise uses in their packages where certain players practice a set scheme over and over, and when a specific play is called, they jump in and are ready to execute the play.

  5. top 5! May 21, 2010 12:59 am

    top 5 babyyyyy!

  6. SteveM May 21, 2010 1:43 am

    Good night everyone!

    GO WAHINE !!!

  7. rylen May 21, 2010 1:50 am

    top 10

  8. Bulla May 21, 2010 2:07 am

    top 10 πŸ™‚

  9. Bulla May 21, 2010 2:10 am

    i trust coach mac’s decision, he is the head coach and that’s why he gets paid the big bucks. bringing the joker back to the defensive alignment gives the Warriors more options. however, you need to have the right people in the right positions to make it happen.


  10. BleedGreen808 May 21, 2010 2:27 am

    Top 10

    I like what Coach Mack is doing with Salas, Brown, and Falemalu.

    Like ST said, Salas will add size to the CB on much taller wide receivers.

    Brown and Falemalu knows how play both positions as they’ve played it sometime in their careers. Hope Paipai hasn’t loss the LB mentality.

    Should be an interesting D this coming year. Can’t wait for football to begin.

    Is it football season, yet?

    g’night and g’morning to all!

  11. Bulla May 21, 2010 2:32 am

    aloha bleed,

    you can never have too many options, if you have the right personnel. a little birdie told me that coach mack has some other surprises going on….. look for a DT to be a DE/LB/Joker in Fall practice….now THAT is interesting……speed and power will get you every time πŸ™‚

  12. βρΡω808 May 21, 2010 3:10 am

    πŸ˜€ :mrgreen: πŸ˜€ :mrgreen: πŸ˜€ :mrgreen: πŸ˜€ :mrgreen: πŸ˜€

    ★ ★ πŸ˜† Go Wahine!!! πŸ˜† ★ ★
    πŸ˜€ :mrgreen: πŸ˜€ :mrgreen: πŸ˜€ :mrgreen: πŸ˜€ :mrgreen: πŸ˜€

  13. βρΡω808 May 21, 2010 3:13 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ Good..Aloha..Friday..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!! ❀ ❀

  14. βρΡω808 May 21, 2010 3:16 am

    Reminder: πŸ˜€

    Softball UC Davis vs. Hawaii
    05/21/10 6:00 PM EDT

    ~~β€’~~~~β€’~~~~β€’~ ★ ★ ★ Go WAHINE SB!!! ★ ★ ★ ~β€’~~~~β€’~~~~β€’~~

  15. Garret May 21, 2010 3:25 am

    Best wishes to Sol as he tries to make the BC Lions’ roster.

    The B.C. Lions added two import players to their roster Thursday, signing defensive back John Richardson and linebacker Soloman Elimimian.

    Elimimian was the all-time leading tackler with the Hawaii Warriors with 434 when he wrapped up his collegiate career in 2008. He had 121 tackles in 14 games in his senior season.

  16. wafan May 21, 2010 3:34 am

    Good Aloha Friday!

  17. wafan May 21, 2010 3:35 am

    The Wahine will make it a Great Aloha Friday today!

    Go SoftBows!!!

  18. wafan May 21, 2010 3:37 am

    Eye doctor appointment today — I get to have x-ray vision!!!

    I hope it continues to be cloudy this afternoon so I can drive home. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  19. wafan May 21, 2010 3:38 am

    Four in a row and all in the top 20!

  20. wafan May 21, 2010 3:38 am

    Live aloha everyone!

  21. NYUH May 21, 2010 4:34 am

    Thanks SteveM, Slugger for your responses about the Army game. I’m checking in with our UH NY Alumni Association.

    Good to see Elimimian back in the game.

  22. mctruck May 21, 2010 4:37 am

    I look foward to see the diversity in the defensive package(s) this coming season….can’t wait to see!!!
    I hope there are more guys with Salas’ athletic ability and physical stature who can complement the size and speed formula because I would hate to see Salas get injured as a db!? That would be a dbl wammy!!…that being said, why is UH still recruiting sub-six foot db’s??

  23. Annoddah Dave May 21, 2010 4:37 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Is it just my imagination that Coach Mac is doing more “hands on” the defense side of the ball than the defensive coordinator? I saw a lot of that last season during games.

  24. Garret May 21, 2010 5:02 am


    Panda has their 1-night and 2-night packages available for the Army game if you scroll to the bottom of this link. Road tickets can also be gotten through Na Koa if things haven’t changed–Don Weir helped with getting tickets in the UH section with no surcharge when he was in charge.

  25. Garret May 21, 2010 5:14 am

    The BCS points out that the 5 non-AQ conferences make far more under the BCS bowl system than they *ever* made before the BCS existed. I actually agree with this–the problem is not the bowl system, it is the huge difference in regular-season TV contracts.

    “For example, if the University of Utah qualifies for a BCS game in the 2010-11 season, it will earn for its conference approximately $24.7 million which, under the agreement among the Mountain West and the other four non-AQ conferences, would then be divided among the five conferences,” wrote Hancock. “The Mountain West certainly could keep all $24.7 million within the conference, or Utah could keep it all. The decision to share the revenue (and how to allocate it) was made, not by the full group of 11 BCS conferences, or by the six conferences that have earned annual automatic qualification, but by the five non-AQ conferences.”

    “An example worth noting is that, if the BCS had not existed, Utah probably would have played in the Las Vegas Bowl in the 2008-09 season. Because of the BCS, the Utes played in the Allstate Sugar Bowl instead. The payment from the Las Vegas Bowl was approximately $900,000; for participating in the Sugar Bowl, the Mountain West’s share (after the five conferences divided the revenue) was $9 million. Obviously, the difference is significant,” continued Hancock.

  26. Garret May 21, 2010 5:17 am

    Discussion here about how UCLA has no verbal commits right now while USC has gotten a lot of high-profile commitments. Some UCLA fans are worried, others are not. I’m a little worried about all the offers out without any commits for UH, but figure things will pick up in the summer after the camps are over.

  27. Loa May 21, 2010 5:21 am

    morning gang!

    SteveM/Garret – do you think we’ll have access to all the old posts on the Warrior Beat after the merger next month? does it live on in cyberspace if the main website gets shut down? seems like a shame to lose almost three years (7/24/07?) worth of info

  28. Loa May 21, 2010 5:35 am

    Happy Belated Birthday Devon!

    Go Wahine!

  29. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 5:50 am

    Great Morning All!


    Howzit! Thought you was talking to Hawaii Five-O there for an instant. πŸ˜†

  30. Pomai May 21, 2010 5:51 am

    Loa I have all of the past blogs and comments on my hard drive, that is up until this Feb.

  31. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 5:51 am

    ….something in the back of my mind keeps saying, “Desperate times call for desperate measures…” πŸ™„

  32. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 5:54 am


    What else you get on your hard drive? Heard the DNI position is open! πŸ˜›

  33. Loa May 21, 2010 5:59 am

    Howzit d1ε³Ά & Pomai

  34. Loa May 21, 2010 6:01 am

    so no tv for todays Wahine SB on webcast?

  35. Kazz May 21, 2010 6:11 am

    Coach Mack on 1420 now (replay of interview yesterday mentioning Salas playing both sides).

    Coach Bob Coolen on 1420 within the hour.

  36. Ronnie May 21, 2010 6:12 am

    Happy Aloha Friday Tsaiko Family!

  37. Kazz May 21, 2010 6:14 am


    No TV. Just ESPN 1420 with Bobby Curran calling the game at 12 noon Hawaii time.

    OR live streaming via CBS sports or

    OR live stats from

  38. Loa May 21, 2010 6:19 am

    Kazz – mahalo for info

    Ronnie – good morning

  39. Pomai May 21, 2010 6:38 am

    d1 k’den I’ll bite wot dat DNI stuff?

  40. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 6:43 am


    Dennis Blair resigning.

  41. Pomai May 21, 2010 6:47 am

    d1, shoots but need for hire brew cause he da one git all do good stuff. LOL

  42. Pomai May 21, 2010 6:48 am


  43. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 6:48 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


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  45. jm2375 May 21, 2010 7:46 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    GO WAHINE!!!

  46. duffer (iPhone) May 21, 2010 7:54 am



  47. Kazz May 21, 2010 8:18 am

    Jenna Rodriguez was quoted using the typical clichΓ© of how much this sport is mental. In that 4-3 loss to Fresno State, Coach Coolen said that the team “kept looking over their shoulders to see who was going to get things started”. I haven’t heard the team doing this since that opening night upset loss to McNeese State.

    One would think that after a while, that sort of reaction to being down in a game would diminish as the season went along, but this team, for the most part, remains young and as I mentioned, the seniors gotta keep on their underclassmen teammates all the way through.

  48. Kazz May 21, 2010 8:21 am

    I don’t know if moving Greg Salas over as a special safety in unique situations constitutes as a ‘desperate’ move. It similar in a sense but not as inclusive as moving Ryan Mouton to WR two seasons ago. At least, Salas won’t be playing DB as much and hopefully those situations DO NOT arise in which we will need him back there.

    If anything the concern on the “depth” of the linebacking corps is being addressed in a subtle way by announcing Falemalu will play his natural position this upcoming season.

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  50. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 8:26 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    GO WAHINE!!!

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 8:30 am

    I like Salas as DB in certain situations. Membah those TDs last year when that tall reciever was killin’ us? What game was that?

    Anywhoo, its all about gettin your best athletes on the field, I reckon.

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 8:34 am

    Hey y’all! Anybody have the link for watchin the Wahine online today?

  53. NCAA May 21, 2010 8:45 am

    Are you blind? The fellow Brew posted the link.

    NCAA rules.

  54. Pomai May 21, 2010 8:52 am

    NCAA chill out man

  55. Pomai May 21, 2010 8:53 am

    d1 Linfield is playing right now.

  56. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 9:01 am

    Thanks Pomai and Brew.

  57. NCAA May 21, 2010 9:03 am

    NCAA does not chill out.

    “Our purpose is to govern competition in a fair, safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount.” NCAA Mission – Core Purpose.

  58. Bulla May 21, 2010 9:05 am


  59. Kazz May 21, 2010 9:07 am


    The NCAA is regulated to chill out between the hours of 2am HST and 2:01am HST.

    The NCAA does what it wants when it wants. The NCAA acts like the 800lbs gorilla in the room but relies on other entities to gain the revenue so that the NCAA can be the 800lbs gorilla.

  60. homey May 21, 2010 9:11 am

    Yeah DPK, you blind! LOL

    Bulla – get next season…live the moment, GO WAHINE!

    I wish the Warriors had a couple of 800# gorillas on the d-line.

  61. NCAA May 21, 2010 9:14 am

    Kazz, we do our best. Entities, Conferences, BCS committee, call it what you may, you are right about the revenue.

  62. Slugger May 21, 2010 9:14 am

    Good Aloha Friday Morning!

    Good luck to Sol in Canada!

    Salas at DB = interceptions?

  63. Slugger May 21, 2010 9:16 am

    GO WAHINE!!!

  64. homey May 21, 2010 9:17 am

    I see Michelle Wie is leading at the halfway point. Another go Wahine!

  65. midori7 May 21, 2010 9:17 am

    Morning Tsaikos!


    Also, best of luck to the baseball Bows at SJSU this weekend.

  66. Sam Owens May 21, 2010 9:26 am

    Wasn’t planning on fishing, but looks like we might be trolling again…..usually something always hooks up before we know it πŸ™‚

  67. Bulla May 21, 2010 9:27 am

    good luck to Sol, he’ll do fine with their system….

  68. Bulla May 21, 2010 9:28 am


    long time, loooooooooooong time no see…how you be? hope all is well in the world of homey

  69. Slugger May 21, 2010 9:31 am

    Go Linfield!

  70. homey May 21, 2010 9:31 am

    Bulla – You blind too? BWAHAHAHAHA!

    I’m good. Just waiting for the game to start.

    …and can’t wait for next football season to roll around…hehehehe

    That reminds me, I better renew my season tickets. Got till mid-June…someone keep reminding me.

  71. Bulla May 21, 2010 9:41 am

    i guess i am blind, going to look for my friend Sam who is going fishing, last time i checked he’s still hanging out with your friend Philip Enos down at Hans L’Orange field, haha….those guys remind be of Da Falsies…..they were funny, DPK, put your teeth back in….not those kind falsies……….haha

  72. Phillip Enos May 21, 2010 9:51 am

    Hey Sam..I like go fishing too….

  73. (Jesse) James May 21, 2010 9:53 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all have a great day.

    Hey ST, can you explain what a nickel package is?? What’s an okie?? for those of us, like myself, who do not have football knowledge. MWAHAHAHAHAA

    Sounds like the D is scheming and thinking different scenarios but I will save my comments on that when these ideas get put into action. The proof is on the playing field.

  74. homey May 21, 2010 10:01 am

    (J)J – Nickel is 5 cents. Okie is from Oklahoma. I tell you some people are so ignorant. LOL

    Yep, you can get all fancy smancy but sometimes even the best makeup can’t hide ugly. Right DPK.

  75. Sam Owens May 21, 2010 10:02 am

    Mano: eh kimo, what you call one micronesian baby with no umbilical cord

    Kimo: what?

    Mano: one cordelss mike

    Kimo: das bad bro…..

  76. Sam Owens May 21, 2010 10:03 am

    Mano: eh, kimo….

    Kimo: what?

    Mano: how come da Micronesians don’t use Verizon phones?

    Kimo: why?

    Mano: ’cause dey only get blue tooth

    Kimo: das bad bro…..

  77. Bulla May 21, 2010 10:04 am


    you not picking on dpk are you? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  78. duffer (iPhone) May 21, 2010 10:07 am

    Homey, renew your season tickets!

  79. homey May 21, 2010 10:10 am

    Bulla – Nope, I thought DPK went to cosmetology school?

    Micronesian jokes? What’s up with that? Eh, Kazz, you going take those jokes from Sam? LOL JUST JOKING!!!!!

  80. homey May 21, 2010 10:11 am

    Thanks duffer…Michelle Wie wins 5 & 4.

  81. Bulla May 21, 2010 10:14 am


    i thought there were 18 holes in golf……

  82. Bulla May 21, 2010 10:14 am

    i didn’t know Kazz was Microkneesian….

    bad move by mr owens….

  83. Pomai May 21, 2010 10:19 am

    Watching BYwho vs the short horns, no way the Na Wahine can’t go all the way.

  84. homey May 21, 2010 10:19 am

    Bulla – The holes vary, just like in the human body.

  85. Kazz May 21, 2010 10:20 am

    I feel it.. Today is a good day.

    200 down the lines and 220 dead center don’t mean anything to this Wahine team. In fact, I’ll take a line drive in the gaps with that extra room for our ladies on 2nd to get home and whatnot.

    Again, the majority of our homers were high and deep and that 45 foot net in the outfield at 205 feet is really stopping our homers from reaching another 20 feet at Manoa.

    No excuses, JUST WIN!!!! :mrgreen:

  86. Kazz May 21, 2010 10:23 am


    I’m not micronesian. My bad temper tends to mislead people.

  87. Derek May 21, 2010 10:27 am

    We are about 3 months before the start of the football season and time flies. I don’t like McMackin making all these statements about this and that (Salas playing safety) and all the “scoops”. The problem comes when one of the key players like Salas or another guy who is counted on gets hurt. Getting injured is part of the game. It could happen right now in summer workouts, an accident not football related, in fall camp, in actual games early in the football season. Then all these good plans that the coaches have are down the drain and they have to scrap their ideas.

    I don’t know about you, but I am superstious. Murphy’s law says “if anythng can go wrong, it will.” We don’t want anything to bachi the team.
    As it is, the team has it’s hands full against USC in the opener. We have enough worries about the offensive line, and I am not confident about our QB situation. I don’t know if Moniz, Austin, Graves, Rausch, etc. is the answer, but I do know that the most important part of playing QB is leadership and efficiency. If we don’t turn the ball over, we have a chance to win. Rolovich has a tough job to decide who will be the leader on the field. It’s not the best passer, or the flashiest, or who has the most experience. Who will be the best decision maker, the steadiest, and who has the “it” factor. That’s Rolovich’s dilemma. I know one thing though. The best QB might not be the one who you are thinking about.

    Example, when Tony Pike at Cincinnati got hurt, Coach Brian Kelly decided to go w/ Soph. Zach Collaros who hadn’t played at all until that point. All Collaros did was play lights out to continue Cincinnati

  88. homey May 21, 2010 10:40 am

    Derek – That’s sports and life in general. Things happen, we adjust and move on. No use dwell on something that may or may not happen.

  89. Garret May 21, 2010 10:49 am

    Some of the smaller cable systems say that they cannot afford to carry the Big 10 Network. The Big 10 Network is charging a lot, but they have almost all of the cable systems (and all of the satellite systems) in Big 10 states agreeing to the deal…I doubt that they will give those other cable systems a better deal, since they would then have to give the same deal to all of their other cable customers.

    Ross, a Penn State alum, stated to me that his company, Armstrong, services customers primarily in Pennsylvania and Ohio so the interest in the Big Ten Network was always high for the cable provider. And why not? They provide cable television to customers in the home states of two of the biggest football programs in the conference. Ross tells me also that many of the employees at Armstrong, including many personnel in high ranking positions, are graduates of Penn State or Ohio State. So why doesn’t Armstrong carry the Big Ten Network? As Ross says in his lengthy e-mail to me, “Because Fox [a partner with the Big Ten responsible for broadcasting the Big Ten Network] is effectively demanding that every customer must pay one of the highest monthly programming rates of any service for The Big Ten Network.”

    60 of 67 Pennsylvania counties have a cable provider that carries the Big Ten Network

  90. Don Weir May 21, 2010 10:50 am

    NYUH, Garret, et al,
    As soon as road game tickets are ready to go on sale I will post on this blog. All tickets purchased through UH are in the UH quota, however, it is my understanding that the UH quota could be spread out over several disparate sections but still on the UH side of the field. From what I am told UH will receive 2000 tickets for West Point and 2000 tickets for Colorado. Guarans that the Boulder game will be a sell out as game weekend coincides with the Colorado AlohaFest (see url below).

    Look for UHAA tailgate news on the UHAA website soon.

    Update on all UH events on the road will be on the blog and sent to my e-mail list by next Friday.

    Colorado (Boulder) Ho’ike general admission tickets just went on sale on the website.

    Call or e-mail for specific road game information or help that I may provide.

  91. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 10:54 am

    Guud non-furlough Friday to all….
    Seems like Coach Mac is exploring all options, looking at utilizing the best at alll positions. Don’t mean it will happen but planning needs to be done just in case…I can see the crowd getting all nutz when coach Mac runs a play or scheme that all was not expecting and it works!

    ..Moniz is set….drops…hands to Eastman….big hole!….25…15….5….T-O-U-C-H D-O-W-N …HAWAII!……!@#@!??!#!!

    Now dat was one guud play!… can talk already..too suprised and all tongue tied…he talk like dat sometimes…

    Guud Luck to Solomon E……BRING …THE… HURT SOLLY!

    Anyhoo,,,,have a guud day Tsaikos…

  92. Garret May 21, 2010 10:56 am

    The mtn network has *not* taken off for the MWC, but I still say that a network that combined the MWC and WAC games *would* succeed in the western half of the US. I’m sure that Oceanic would carry that network in Hawaii, and it would definitely get carried in Utah, Idaho, etc. That would enable both the MWC and WAC to make a *lot* more TV money each while remaining separate conferences. Working together the conferences would make a lot more than they do separately.

    The BCS bowl money is *not* what is the difference between the AQ conferences and the non-AQ conferences. Upgrading regular-season TV deals is the key for UH and the WAC, as well as all other conferences without the big money deals.

    By the way, a 24-hour WAC/MWC TV network would broadcast nationally (via satellite, where Dish and DirecTV seem to like these types of networks) not just the revenue sports…the spring sports (baseball, softball, etc.) would get far more coverage. The Big 10 Network even shows wrestling, gymnastics, and other college sports that never get on network TV. UH would be able to take recruiting to the next level if they could tell parents on the mainland that they would be able to watch their kid’s games on a dedicated network…

  93. BigIslandkurt May 21, 2010 10:57 am

    I don’t find the Micronesian jokes funny. Our cousins from Chuuk, Phonpei, Kosrae, Palau, Marshalls and Yap have not had the best of experiences in Hawaii. I not going say they all angels, but after all….who is? I think it is pretty eff’d up if you ask me because Hawaii….the land of aloha….tend to have a different standard of tolerance when it comes to our Pacific Island cousins from the islands I’ve listed above. I am a Hawaii LOCAL…100 percent. And when I went to these islands, I got nothing but aloha from the people over there. Noting but plenty smiles in those islands. Sadly, when they come to Hawaii they get grouped into this fictional group called “Micros.” I think that is some straight up racist sh**. How soon we forget that most of our ancestors immigrated to Hawaii also. I wish our we could be better. Sorry, I no mean to steal any mana from Mr. Owens because i think he was just tryin’ fo be funny. As you all can tell, this strikes a bad tone for me. I see these folks get treated real bad by local people and cops. I guess societies always need to have a victim….and sadly, recently immigrated pacific island folks from micronesia have now become the target of negativity from Hawaii folks. No can, this kine.

    Mo betta talk UH sports instead. Happy friday.


  94. Garret May 21, 2010 10:59 am

    Penn State’s volleyball coach has been quoted as saying that the Big 10 Network has been a huge boost to their recruiting. They were already good, but all the volleyball games (in HD!) shown continually really has helped their recruiting…not just for the 3 years the network has been around, but how they could tell the recruits about how the network was coming even before it launched.

  95. al May 21, 2010 11:01 am

    bulla…in match play, wie has won five more holes than her competition with only four holes left to play. therefore, the match is conceded at that point as she is 5 up with four left. that is a winner. so yah they only went 14 holes.

  96. al May 21, 2010 11:06 am

    we may have whiffed on one of the best athletes in next year’s football prospects.

    chester su’a rb/lb from kaimuki hs gave his verbal to wsu. (according to brand “b”, its all right to quote them now right since it will soon be “brand a/b”) a gifted athlete in fb, bb, track, etc. word is hawaii didn’t even entertain a possible offer with him. too bad, this kid is a stud at 6.2″/205lb and still with one more year in hs to get bigger.

    we’ll see him in the nfl in five years.

  97. Pride. May 21, 2010 11:08 am


    May 21st, 2010 at 5:51 am
    ….something in the back of my mind keeps saying, “Desperate times call for desperate measures…”


  98. Garret May 21, 2010 11:13 am

    I hope that UH raises a lot of money with the auction.

    The University of Hawaii today announced a new distribution plan for the approximately 1,700 available football parking passes for the inner circle, old Bus Lot and Kam Lot at Aloha Stadium this fall.

    Bidding will begin at $400 for the inner circle, $350 for the Bus Lot and $300 for the Kam Lot and drop daily until June 11 or the supply of passes is exhausted, whichever comes first.

    Passes will be offered to all football season ticket holders with two or more tickets.

    Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Ahahui Koa Anuenue scholarship fund and are tax deductible, UH said.

  99. Pride. May 21, 2010 11:21 am

    I like to making all kine fancy kine stuff. You know, do stuffs for confuse the opponent. My only hope is dat we know confuse ourselves.

    Come hard time for fly around and hit anything that moves wen I too busy trying to remember what defense we stay in and if I stay line up in da right place or not, and I cannot remember what depth I supposed to be at 5 feet or 3 feet, but wait, we stay in da nickel or da okie. What dat sign da coach jus went make to us on da sideline. Does dat mean bullet, cat, or dog? Gee I forget. But I do know one ting cause if i stay confused den I know da opponent going be even more confused den me. Eh what Salas doing in da defensive huddle. Eh brah, Greg you no weah for line up. Greg, “da coach jus told me at da snap of da ball jus foa drop back as far as I can go, make sure nobody pass me.” Okay, I guess that works. Now back to the basics. Shucks, which version of the 4-2-5 are we in? Okay two back set…first back to my side…second back away. Make sure for bang da tight end, no let him get outside release. Stay outside leverage on da back, play outside number, outside arm free, ball goes away, now take pursuit angle, auwe I forget which guy I supposed to be, so I forget which pursuit angle for take. Whoah dis is all confusing. Why we no just play one defense, or two defenses. Too fancy all dis stuff.

  100. haka May 21, 2010 11:23 am

    Go Wahine!
    Play Hard!
    No Fear!

    Let’s Go Bows!
    Let’s Go Bows!
    Let’s Go Bows!

  101. haka May 21, 2010 11:25 am

    On another note:

    No good fishing today due to bananas onboard.

  102. haka May 21, 2010 11:31 am

    On one nada note:

    No joke around…bumbai anywho ken get anyhuhu anykine anytime in ‘dis life today…az why hard…

  103. BIGWAVE96744 May 21, 2010 11:35 am

    The Beast + The Joker + Tommy Heffernan + Da Annointing from Above = A Marvel SuperHero in 2011

  104. Pomai May 21, 2010 11:56 am

    Here we go

  105. 22Tokyo May 21, 2010 11:58 am

    Re the auction for parking passes….
    Anyone knows whether those who have been loyal purchasers of parking passes throughout the years will be given the first right of refusal?

  106. haka May 21, 2010 12:01 pm

    woooo hooooo game time!

    imua wahine ‘o hawai’i!

  107. duffer (iPhone) May 21, 2010 12:02 pm

    Is the softball game at noon?

    5 and 4 is a pretty good whupping, but not as bad as what Stretch and PP would have given the kids.

    Homey, renew your season tickets!

  108. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 12:02 pm

    Ya know its a bad day when ya got homey AND the NCAA gnawin’ on ya leg! πŸ˜†

  109. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 12:03 pm

    GO WAHINE!!!

  110. al May 21, 2010 12:03 pm

    #99…now i stay cornfused fo shuwa. i stay real dizzy da room is spinnin clockwise and counta clokwise. whoa, brah why you wen do dat fo’. i neva stay gradumacate yet.

    (i get it.)

  111. Pomai May 21, 2010 12:07 pm

    This announcer is the pits.

  112. LizKauai (iChrome) May 21, 2010 12:11 pm

    GO WAHINE!!!

    Bottom of the first- nothing for the Aggies, Wahine are at bat. Majam is on 2nd and Iwata is on first.

  113. duffer (iPhone) May 21, 2010 12:11 pm

    Appreciate any updates on da game. No furlough Friday!

  114. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 12:13 pm


    As I watch the stream, I don’t know what impresses me more:
    The student intern announcers or the 1960s era graphics. πŸ˜†

    But hey, it’s free right, and better than radio. Thanks CBS!

  115. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 12:19 pm

    Oh yeah, and thanks to Stanford for providing the feed to CBS. πŸ˜‰

  116. papajoe2 May 21, 2010 12:19 pm

    #99 Pride, whoa that is confusing. you talking about golf? no wonder i get hard time golfing. bwhahahaha

  117. Matt May 21, 2010 12:21 pm

    3-0 Wahine after 1.

  118. Pomai May 21, 2010 12:21 pm

    DPK I guess your right da price is right.

  119. NCAA May 21, 2010 12:27 pm

    DPK – No worry about NCAA. I’m certain you are in ADA compliance.

  120. al May 21, 2010 12:27 pm

    too bad that there is a 30 second time delay between the feed and 1420 and bobby curran.

  121. Stretch May 21, 2010 12:28 pm

    Good Luck to the Wahine!!

    The announcer is bad but everyone has to start somewhere…

  122. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 12:31 pm

    Defensive philosophy/scheme…See Ball….Eat ball…and whoever is attached to it!

    Na Koa Wahine is stroking…4-0 Yoshikawwa rbi…Grimes crosses da plate…going for more…

  123. haka May 21, 2010 12:32 pm

    it’s a little tough listening to the cbs broadcast and 1420 at the same time. especially with the radio delay. interesting with bobby curran and dave shoji announcing.

  124. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 12:38 pm

    5-0..2 outs…

  125. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 12:39 pm

    I’m enjoying the annoncer. She’s really enjoying the game and seems to be a Wahine fan.

  126. Matt May 21, 2010 12:40 pm

    5-0 after 2 innings.

  127. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 12:40 pm

    5-0 after 2…let’s go Wahines..put this puppy to bed!…

  128. UF Fan May 21, 2010 12:40 pm

    everyone can watch UH SOFTBALL LIVE NOW!

  129. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 12:40 pm

    Thanks, I try to remember to take my meds.

  130. Matt May 21, 2010 12:40 pm

    The announcer is still not great, but she has been much better after the first inning.

  131. homey May 21, 2010 12:43 pm

    Don’t turn away from your computer screen, there’s no replay!

  132. homey May 21, 2010 12:45 pm

    Don’t you just enjoy the silence between innings.

  133. haka May 21, 2010 12:45 pm

    here’s the link again for anyone who needs it.

  134. al May 21, 2010 12:46 pm

    haka…i believe that shoji could develop a second career in broadcasting/sports announcing. for those wondering about dave’s expertise in softball/baseball he was an allstar shortstop in hs and a three sport athlete back then including vball and bb.

    he’s also coached youth league baseball for many years.

    great job dave.

  135. UH Fan May 21, 2010 12:46 pm

    here is the actual link

  136. homey May 21, 2010 12:48 pm

    So who gave the guy announcer the loud mike? I’m sounding like Ralph…

  137. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 12:50 pm

    You should see him play softball…bat left..can get a infield single off you if you not quick about it…had some pretty good speed…

  138. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 12:51 pm


    That banner in between innings looks like a huge eye, like the NCAA watching my every move. πŸ˜†

  139. Matt May 21, 2010 12:52 pm

    Still 5-0 after three.

  140. homey May 21, 2010 12:53 pm

    Just in case you missed the links above:

  141. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 12:54 pm

    Somebody’s prolly used this joke already, but just imagine if the UCD squad had a player or two named Agnes.

  142. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 12:55 pm

    What was that link again, homey?

  143. homey May 21, 2010 12:56 pm

    You feeling guilty?

  144. NCAA May 21, 2010 12:56 pm

    I’m watching you DPK.

  145. Matt May 21, 2010 12:57 pm

    UCD scores. 5-1 no outs.

  146. homey May 21, 2010 1:01 pm

    The batter looks sked.

  147. Matt May 21, 2010 1:03 pm

    Ricketts pitches out of the jam. 5-1 middle of the 4th.

  148. NCAA May 21, 2010 1:03 pm

    Thank you for watching NCAA TV. Special thanks to CBS College Sports, Stanford, and Microsoft Silverlight.

  149. homey May 21, 2010 1:08 pm

    Eh NCAA, where’s the replay???

  150. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 1:10 pm

    *Good, maybe homey will draw the heat from the NCAA off of me…*

  151. Matt May 21, 2010 1:11 pm

    Still 5-1 after 4.

  152. NCAA May 21, 2010 1:12 pm

    The replay feature did not come bundled with the Microsoft product.

  153. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 1:16 pm

    Here’s something to watch in between innings:

  154. Matt May 21, 2010 1:20 pm

    Ricketts walks in a run. 5-2, bases loaded, two outs.

  155. Matt May 21, 2010 1:20 pm

    Make that 5-2 middle of the fifth.

  156. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 1:21 pm

    😯 Whew! 😐

  157. homey May 21, 2010 1:22 pm

    Do I sense tension in the air?

  158. homey May 21, 2010 1:24 pm


  159. Matt May 21, 2010 1:24 pm

    Puu-Warren Solo HR 6-2 Wahine.

  160. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 1:25 pm

    Slamma-wamma-ding-dong???? πŸ˜•

  161. Matt May 21, 2010 1:25 pm

    Make that Taualii. Bad info from the announcers.

  162. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 1:25 pm


    I’m gonna use that one!

  163. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 1:25 pm


    No, that was my lunch….

  164. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 1:27 pm


    The tension is because the NCAA is here…

  165. homey May 21, 2010 1:28 pm

    What DPK, you going say that when you see a guy buck naked?

  166. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 1:30 pm


  167. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 1:31 pm

    I wonder who the Lions are playing tonight?

  168. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 1:34 pm

    Why is the field so dusty?

  169. Matt May 21, 2010 1:34 pm

    UCD walks in a run, now 7-2. 2 outs.

  170. Matt May 21, 2010 1:37 pm

    walks in another one. 8-2.

  171. homey May 21, 2010 1:38 pm

    HR, end the game already.

  172. Matt May 21, 2010 1:39 pm

    Mercy rule 10-2.

  173. homey May 21, 2010 1:39 pm

    Oh well, close enough…LOL

  174. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 1:40 pm




  175. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 1:40 pm

    And just like that!


  176. Matt May 21, 2010 1:41 pm

    A weird way to end it with an infield pop up that got blown around by the wind and fell in fair.

  177. Pomai May 21, 2010 1:41 pm

    An ugly win but a win. So we play at noon tomorrow. Go Na Wahine.

  178. Kekoa (iPhone) May 21, 2010 1:41 pm

    MERCY, MERCY ME! Warrior Wahine do it again!

  179. Slugger May 21, 2010 1:41 pm

    WooHoo! GO WAHINE!!!

  180. A-House May 21, 2010 1:41 pm

    Yo ho ho and a bunch of Wahines on the move at the Stanford Regional.

    I cannot watch the “web cast” as my boss cut off all the “u=tube and odda stuff” cause one time i wen bring in a virus that took our IT guy almost 5 hours to “Kill” and make my computa right.

    Funny thing, a week later it happened to another emplyee, but shortah time to fix because of my “bug” – same bug!!!

    Funny thing is i don’t get along with computahs – they hate me and i hate dem, but gotts 2 do what i gotts to do to get my work done!!!!

    GO WAHINES!!!!!!!!

  181. labrat May 21, 2010 1:42 pm

    Way to go Wahine.

    Need to change announcers. Terrible.

  182. labrat May 21, 2010 1:43 pm

    See what happens when you bean Amanda.

  183. homey May 21, 2010 1:44 pm

    Woah, A-House. Where did the pidgin come from??? And no mo “s” in Wahine la’dat.

  184. homey May 21, 2010 1:45 pm

    Can someone upgrade the telecast equipment to include replays! I’d like to see that last play over again.

  185. Slugger May 21, 2010 1:46 pm


    Announcer is saying we play at 9 am; I thot we play at noon, too.

  186. jm2375 May 21, 2010 1:47 pm

    Congrats to the Wahine!! Merci, mercy!

  187. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 1:54 pm

    Pomai..ditto…ugly but ..I luv it!

    No need change announcers if you listen to BC and DS…only problem is no can hanahana wen dey stay playing..


  188. haka May 21, 2010 1:55 pm

    ok…waddapen? waddeyemis?


    wahine o ke manoa get da job done!

    that wuz a tough way for the game to end for da aggies…but a win’s a win!

    go wahine!

  189. Hoohiki May 21, 2010 1:56 pm

    It never fails…..whenever I want the breaking news in sports, I can always rely on WBHA and the SB….Go Wahine Softbows!

  190. LizKauai (iChrome) May 21, 2010 1:56 pm

    Yea, Wahine!

    Yea, SOLLY!!!


  191. A-House May 21, 2010 1:58 pm


    I use to talk da bes peegin – real cane fiel stuff – so UH wen say U no pass speech U no grad – i wen say, OK.

    Wen take me tree times, but wen pass. Funny ting, i wen met many nice peoples in da tree classes – one was fomer Marine who wen play shotput for UH. One night wen see him and family in da ole Golden Duck on McCully. So, i wen ova to talk and all da ole folks look at me talking to dis big, black guy. So, i told him jus wait and I look at da ole folks and say, “eh, dis my frien! Every 12-15 years, he pop into my mind and i wonda, “eh, whewa U stay now?”

  192. Kazz May 21, 2010 2:01 pm

    I was only able to follow the game via live stats on my blackberry, but, I’m left a little empty.

    It’s been about a week since the Wahine had a consistent string of games to keep them in a nice rhythm and they’ve been on an interesting string of “visits” on their way to Palo Alto.

    Not making excuses but still.

    Good win. Any win in the regionals is a good win, but UC Davis is “a child of a lesser god” (as Bobby Curran always says) and a lot of our runs were ‘unearned’, especially towards the end.

    Good hitting in the beginning and the Wahine showed that they can get runs without the homers, which has been the case all year.

    I’m a little concerned with Stephanie Ricketts and her ability to maintain her poise at this time of the season. Hopefully she is now settled in her new surroundings at the Stanford campus for the next few days as with the rest of the team.

    I know the team wasn’t completely “satisfied” with the way everything turned out, BUT!!!!

    Good win ladies, KEEP AT IT!!!! :mrgreen:

  193. Kazz May 21, 2010 2:06 pm

    For those of us that think some of us are a little too critical still yet of the Wahine, please keep in mind that we have seen this team do wonders during the season and today they won 10-2 despite not playing to their full potential, which says a lot in both regards.

    Coach Coolen likes to ‘sweat the small stuff’ and no doubt his ladies are probably getting a dose Coolen-isms 808 right now. πŸ˜‰

    We’re close to reaching the Super Regional and possibly beyond, but it’s gonna be an uphill battle.

  194. duffer May 21, 2010 2:08 pm

    I think the NCAA should revisit that eight run mercy rule. Years past, softball was a pitcher’s game. Now, it’s transitioned to a hitter’s game.

    In past years, a team could have a great pitcher, so-so hitters and fielders and be on top. 1-0, 2-1 games were common back then. Now…………

  195. haka May 21, 2010 2:11 pm

    it’s always nice to win games when you bring your “b” game. the seniors will step up and lead. grimes settled ricketts down and taualii got their attention back. the extra pressure of being the “favorite” in the post season is new to them, but i think they’ll be more relaxed now that the first game is done and they won.

    btw, taualii’s swing and how she rolls her hands reminds me darryl strawberry’s swing. just a little flick of the wrist and it’s gone.

  196. haka May 21, 2010 2:13 pm

    i agree. if the wahine were down by eight runs with two innings left i would still be comfortable with them getting it done!

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  198. Kazz May 21, 2010 2:17 pm

    What if the NCAA mandates that the ball be heavier? 😯

  199. Kazz May 21, 2010 2:26 pm


    May 21st, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    See what happens when you bean Amanda.

    You just shouldn’t bean anyone of Samoan blood in general with hard objects.

  200. haka May 21, 2010 2:28 pm

    would that be like playing with bocce balls or bachi balls?

  201. homey May 21, 2010 2:31 pm

    They should just do away with the mercy rule. It’s only a seven inning game.

  202. duffer (iPhone) May 21, 2010 2:42 pm

    A bigger field and regulate the bats.

  203. (Jesse) James May 21, 2010 2:46 pm

    Way to go Wahine…keep it up…upward and onward…AWESOME!!!

  204. homey May 21, 2010 2:53 pm

    The bats are regulated. They must have the 2004 ASA certification seal. But then again they must also be inspected and approved by the umpires before the start of the game. IIRC…

  205. Not an Expert May 21, 2010 2:57 pm

    Bobby Curran:

    I thought he did a great job broadcasting the Wahine softball game on the radio. Kept me in the moment and helped me to imagine each situation as it was unfolding.

    Last year during the football season I had written on this blog that listening to him broadcasting the Warrior’s football game was like listening to two people having a discussion of the game and plays. (Boring) He was not broadcasting the “play by play” that a good radio broadcaster should be doing. Listening to people like Gene Good, Harry Kalas, Les Keither, Al Michaels, was exciting and they really helped your imagination to view the game in your mind when there was no television.
    I’ve noticed a change in his football broadcasting since.

    Food for thought when a UH sporting event is on TV and on radio with you broadcasting, and when I or people turn the volumne off on the TV to listen to your play by play, that is when you become the man on the air. I see this happening again like it was when sports were first aired on TV.

    Best to you on your ongoing broadcasting career.

  206. haka May 21, 2010 2:59 pm

    personally i like the game better now that they score more.

    softball in it’s pitching dominated state was kinda boring.

    it’s the wahine version of the run n shoot……home run n trot!

  207. Kazz May 21, 2010 3:03 pm

    Equipment regulation would be one way I guess. I’m still unsure about the specs of the Easton Stealth bats the Wahine use. From all the articles I read (THANK YOU STEPHEN TSAI!!!) regarding this, it seems to me that the bats are well worn in providing some sort of “flex”? I dunno. I don’t pay attention to that.

    Hockey is like softball in the sense that you use a piece of equipment to play the game. The hockey stick = the softball bat. In hockey there are a lot of regulations on hockey sticks like the length and curvature of the blade and thickness. I assume the same is for softball. So far, the Wahine bats are legal.

    I didn’t know a bat can flex. I know a hockey stick can flex and that’s how the power in a slapshot is generated, more flex = more whip to it = bigger shot. I assume the same goes for softball. Stephen’s article mentioned there is an exit speed limit to what a bat can have but of course what’s not factored in is the batter’s individual power adding to it (i.e. Kelly Majam’s 70+ MPH bat speed).

    I guess if bats were to be regulated, then in lamens terms, the NCAA would want fresher equipment limiting the amount of “wear” on the bat thus minimizing the “flex” or whatnot right?

  208. Kazz May 21, 2010 3:08 pm

    In the beginning I always questioned why baseball fields and softball fields weren’t regulated in size. You have uniform court and field dimensions in other college and pro sports, so why doesn’t baseball, and in this case, softball have the same?

    I say, BRING ON 220 DOWN THE CENTER AT RWSS!!! We’ll hit it out ANYWAY!!!

    Then again, the tennis complex is in the way. πŸ™

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  210. haka May 21, 2010 3:16 pm

    bat regulations are one thing, but flex regulations from usage?

  211. Blue Powder May 21, 2010 3:18 pm

    I can’t figure this out but hopefully someone here answer this question: Why don’t softball fields have grass in the infield like baseball does (all dirt)?

  212. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 3:22 pm

    Mercy Rule?…I’m kind of in the middle…after seeing the Wahine score 10 runs in one inning, could it be impossible for other teams to do that?
    As it was stated, the game has changed and we see it more and more each year. The scores are reflective of the increase in talent, power and strategy. We see the “slap” hitters but not as much as before.

    Equipment and technology is changing real fast. Even the softball design is changing. They used to make some softball that just flew off the bat. Now in certain leagues, those types are not used. too many injuries. Now the bats are subject to testing because with increased bat speed and “flex” technology, even the “restricted flight” balls are flying out of the playing field.

    All is guud…the athletes keep getting better and better. Improved training methods, more commitment from athletes = the best they can be.

    Na Wahines committed to a good weight training program and it is paying off dividends big time.

  213. Kazz May 21, 2010 3:23 pm

    I think the dirt helps the larger softball travel faster. The larger ball in softball with the larger stitching would bite infield grass pretty hard.

  214. haka May 21, 2010 3:25 pm

    kazz has it…

    from wikipedia

    “…softball fields are usually owned or maintained by municipalities with small budgets. Clay requires less maintenance than the manicuring necessary for infield grass. Clay is just plain cheaper than grass.

    No, It’s because in baseball the ball comes off the bat faster, so they have grass so they can slow it down. In, softball the ball doesn’t come off the bat as fast so they don’t need the grass to slow the ball down”

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  216. Blue Powder May 21, 2010 3:28 pm

    Kazz, haka. Makes sense. Mahalo for your insight.

  217. homey May 21, 2010 3:30 pm

    Kazz – have you seen the super slow motion of MLB players? Let me tell you those wooden bats flex when they start to swing!

    Last I heard about BESR it was around 97-98 mph.

  218. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 3:35 pm

    K-Jam continues to impress…offense..defense, she does it all.
    “Na Wahine holoholo’na” probably will rewrite the stat books at the end.

  219. al May 21, 2010 3:39 pm

    stanf 2-0 bot 2nd

  220. Kazz May 21, 2010 3:48 pm


    Is the K-Jam a new radio station?

    Oh wait I found it!

    It’s 808.1 FM on the dial!!! 😎

  221. Pomai May 21, 2010 4:04 pm

    Ok here’s MHO – mercy rule keep it, but change from 7 innings to 9 with the mercy rule coming in at the bottom of the 7th. Also make all fields regulation in size, 200 down the left an right and 220 to center. Also get rid of the stupid rule!!!!

    On the bats I thought that I heard Coach Coolen say it wasn’t the type of bat it was the fact that the bats were broken in over x many years of use, so that means that we are not taking any advantage over any other teams, so we keep the bats.

  222. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 4:05 pm

    sounds like one huh?!?…tune in for Hr’s (hit records?) and defensive plays of the week…

  223. Watch Godgifu May 21, 2010 4:12 pm

    KAZZ: Was wondering about that (no grass in the infield). Thanks.

  224. Pomai May 21, 2010 4:12 pm

    Slugger UH website says the same thing tomorrow at noon.

  225. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 4:31 pm

    I think this is the bats they use…or something like this… not sure if this is NCAA legal..

    Product Details : $299.95Qty: Size: Please Select 33/24 32/23 31/22
    New for 2011! Year after year Easton is one of the top dogs in fastpitch softball due to their quality products. The latest in the line of quality bats is the Easton Stealth Speed: SSR4B fastpitch softball bat. Batters who step to the plate with the SSR4B will have an advantage over any pitcher. Power, comfort and performance are three of the things that this bat exhibits with every swing. The two-piece all composite design provides added durability and performance. The all new focused flex handle gives every player more control and a lower moment of inertia rating increases swing speed. The slightly end loaded design along with the 2 ¼” barrel, and the 29/32” tapered handle also increases swing speed and adds comfort. The new 2-Color Reveal design and graphics gives it a fresh new look for the upcoming season. Stick with what has always produced and that’s Easton. Whether you’re playing in a recreational league or playing for the national championship give yourself an advantage and step to the plate with the Easton Stealth Speed: SSR4B. This bat comes with Easton’s exclusive 400 day Manufacturer’s Warranty.
    -9 Length to Weight Ratio
    IMX Composite Handle and Barrel
    Ultra Thin 29/32″ Tapered Handle
    Rubber ConneXion Piece to Maximize Energy Transfer and Reduce Vibration
    Focus Flex Handle Technology Increases Power
    Slight End Load
    98 MPH Performance
    Legal For Play in ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, SSUSA and ISF
    400 Day Warranty

    might not be the exact model but this is the technology..

  226. Kazz May 21, 2010 4:56 pm

    I hope the reps at Easton have read or heard interviews with Coach Coolen this season. He plugs the fact that Easton has been VERY GOOD to the Rainbow Wahine Softball program over the past 15 years.

  227. haka May 21, 2010 5:05 pm

    stanford wins 5-4

  228. Slugger May 21, 2010 5:10 pm


    The announcers have been saying we play the first game tomorrow.

    Hope the Wahine are UP when they start this next game. Sounds like their ace pitcher is out. We’ll see Chin(n?) who’s a freshman.

    GO WAHINE!!!

  229. Kazz May 21, 2010 5:12 pm

    Ralph msgd me that Teagan Gerhart is out with a wrist injury.

    Can anyone tell me who pitched for Stanford?

  230. Slugger May 21, 2010 5:15 pm


    I think it’s the conditioning of the players. If they’ve been using the same bats for years, it’s not the bats. It’s also the talent of the players. And the coaching, and the support, and da love…

  231. Slugger May 21, 2010 5:16 pm


    Ashley Chin(n?)

  232. Slugger May 21, 2010 5:17 pm

    Stanford roster says she’s a Junior. I thot I heard an announcer say she was a Freshman.

  233. Slugger May 21, 2010 5:19 pm


    It’s Chinn. She’s been the starter since Gerhart was injured.

    K, off to the garden. I had to see who we were going to play.

  234. Kazz May 21, 2010 5:19 pm


    Not sure if you were at the two games against Stanford earlier in the seaso, but Chinn has a cannon. She was wild at times with some wild pitches headed for Les Murakami Stadium, but I do NOT remember much movement on her pitches. She threw some serious gas.

    However, that was then and this is now. After Teagan Gerhart claimed the #1 job, I don’t think Chinn got much starting time after her.

  235. wafan May 21, 2010 5:22 pm

    Whoo-hoo Wahine!!!

    Go SoftBows!!!

  236. wafan May 21, 2010 5:25 pm

    Thank you for the SoftBow updates. My kids came in to work after school so I could not leave to come home to get the game.

    Good think this blog allows for the quick posting of comments!!!


  237. wafan May 21, 2010 5:26 pm

    Pomai . . .

    #42 — Camptown Races?

  238. Slugger May 21, 2010 5:28 pm


    Bobby Curran must have announced the CA time. The CBS announcers said we play at 9 am which is noon our time. What was confusing was the radio broadcast; it was being called in CA, so it’s NOON tomorrow HST.

  239. 808ike May 21, 2010 5:33 pm

    Hope the umpire in the Stanford-Texas Tech game is not calling the
    UH game. He/She had a small strike zone. Bad for Ricketts since she
    likes to nibble the corners. Seems like half the ball had to be over the plate
    for a strike to be called.

  240. 808ike May 21, 2010 5:36 pm

    #7 seed Texas is out of the tournament.

  241. wafan May 21, 2010 5:40 pm

    Slugger . . .

    Noon your time would make it three in the afternoon at Stanford.

    If it were nine in the morning in Hawai’i it would be noon at Stanford.

    So, what is the actual time of the first pitch?

  242. SteveM May 21, 2010 5:42 pm

    πŸ™‚ Noon in California = 0900 HST during DST.

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  244. wafan May 21, 2010 5:45 pm

    SteveM . . .

    Thank you!!!

    HA! Today it is way too easy to confuse me. Much easier to do so than usual.

  245. papajoe2 May 21, 2010 5:45 pm

    i don’t know if all games are completed but only 4 games ended by the mercy today. one of them, of course, was the Wahine win. a lot of the other games were low scoring. how many games were played today anyway? GO SOFTBOWS!!!!!!

  246. Kazz May 21, 2010 5:47 pm


    Parnaby has been more effective with biting the corners. Parnaby is a more “wristy” pitcher than Ricketts. Ricketts gets more flustered with umps not giving her the zone she wants and it can really screw up everything for us.

    For Parnaby, she seems looser and probably is. The later innings of a game has been Kaia’s weakness as of late.

    I’m leaning on starting Parnaby tomorrow. She has no prior experience against Stanford, while Ricketts has gone toe to toe against Chinn in a pitcher’s dual earlier in the season. So Kaia is going in there with only ONE thing on her mind for sure and that is to pitch to win.

  247. Kazz May 21, 2010 5:51 pm

    No wait.. I just realized something…. Stanford is gonna pressure us on the bags. They’ve got dem dang lefty slappers (the anti-Majams as I refer to it now). I don’t know how confident Coolen will be starting Kaia in that situation with high chances of the ball being bunted in such a fashion.

  248. wafan May 21, 2010 6:02 pm

    UW beat North Dakota 3-0. Next up for the Huskies is North Carolina.

  249. SteveM May 21, 2010 6:03 pm

    May 21st, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Yo ho ho and a bunch of Wahines on the move at the Stanford Regional.

    I cannot watch the “web cast” as my boss cut off all the “u=tube and odda stuff” cause one time i wen bring in a virus that took our IT guy almost 5 hours to “Kill” and make my computa right….

    Wish I got paid for 5 hours for a virus killing. I don’t get much work in that arena….ahhh, to be the payee… πŸ‘Ώ

  250. Slugger May 21, 2010 6:11 pm

    BaseBows – 5-3!

  251. Ralph May 21, 2010 6:19 pm

    Hawaii Plays Stanford 3 pm ET, therefore 9 am HST per NCAA site

  252. 808ike May 21, 2010 7:03 pm


    Parnaby would be my pick.
    1) Left-handed pitching is better for lefty slappers. Jam those slappers!
    2) Seems Parnaby reacts to ground balls better than Ricketts.

  253. Garret May 21, 2010 7:09 pm

    Pisa feels that he has unfinished business in Chicago.

    “I felt like there was a lot of unfinished business,” Tinoisamoa said Friday. “I felt like I left a lot of stuff on the table that I didn’t get to eat and clean up.”

    Despite being limited to just two games in 2009, the Bears informed Tinoisamoa they wanted him back in the fold, but the unrestricted free agent tested the market before eventually agreeing to a one-year deal.

    “There were a couple of other teams [that expressed interest] but I knew that I wanted to come back,” Tinoisamoa said. “It was only a matter if they wanted to have me back, so I was very honored after the little I played, the Bears wanted me back. I was pretty pumped.”

  254. Garret May 21, 2010 7:10 pm

    Feature on the battle for returner in Miami mentions both Bess and RGM.

    Primary returner

    Trading Ted Ginn Jr. to San Francisco creates a vacancy at returner, and the Dolphins will hold open auditions to fill it. Bess, who is decent handling punt returns the past two seasons, is in the driver’s seat to fill the void. But Hartline, Ryan Grice-Mullen, Taurus Johnson, Marlon Moore, Patrick Cobbs and maybe even Kory Sheets will be tried. The Dolphins are looking for a home run threat who scares opposing special teams units.

  255. wafan May 21, 2010 7:11 pm

    The crude oil sticks to straw or hay. Why not drop tons of straw and or hay on British Petroleum’s oil disaster? The expensive alternatives just do not seem to be working all that well.

    The clean up or pick up is pretty simple then. Either dispose of it or better yet burn it to produce electricity.

  256. Garret May 21, 2010 7:11 pm

    The SEC plans to go after some interesting teams if the Big 10 expands to 16. The funny thing is that the Big 10 also has indicated they want to get Texas to join them.

    Citing a source close to CBS, Jimmy Hyams of WNML-AM 990 in Knoxville said that SEC commissioner Mike Silve has already met with officials from the network to discuss potential expansion plans if the Big Ten does, in fact, go through with its rumored expansion.

    Hyams said that Silve told SEC executives they would likely go after Texas, Texas A&M, Florida State and Clemson in hopes of becoming a 16-team power conference.

  257. Garret May 21, 2010 7:15 pm

    This interview with the SEC’s commissioner has him talking about how the SEC and Texas/Texas A&M share the same goals and aspirations…he’s sure showing the SEC’s interest. These interviews came the day after the Big 10 said that they want to expand to the South…with the way the Big 10 described things (including academics), they were basically pointing at Texas and asking them to join them.

  258. 808ike May 21, 2010 7:16 pm


    Enjoy all your info. Thanks!

  259. wafan May 21, 2010 7:20 pm

    Seems the Texas teams are sitting in a pretty nice position if both conferences want them.

    Looks like the moves and expansions will be just about finished by the end of summer.

  260. Garret May 21, 2010 7:37 pm


    The funny thing is that both the SEC and Big 10 want Texas, but the Pac-10 has been trying *hard* to get Texas…last time Texas almost went to the Pac-10 but Texas politicians said no and Stanford didn’t like the idea either. This time Texas has the power to go to the Pac-10 if they want (and if they take Texas A&M with them for political reasons).

    Everybody wants the Texas TV market. If you look at what the SEC Commissioner is saying, he is giving Texas the rights to own their own TV network (Texas is creating their own TV network that will be shown throughout cable/satellite systems in the state of Texas and may go nationwide) and still join the SEC. When asked about Texas’ TV network, the SEC commissioner specifically says that they let their member schools own their local TV rights (Florida, Georgia, and others make a lot of money from that) even while splitting equally the $3.1 billion SEC TV deal with CBS/ESPN.

  261. Pomai May 21, 2010 7:37 pm

    It’s a shame that all these big conference’s have made college sports into what it is today, big business, the president’s of these schools should be ashamed of themselves.

  262. el guapo May 21, 2010 7:52 pm

    Regarding the size of baseball and softball fields, that’s part of the character of the game to be of differing sizes. Also need to take into account altitude, wind, sun, and other logistics, like the Wahine can’t have a field too much bigger because of the tennis courts.

  263. Garret May 21, 2010 7:54 pm


    Thank you very much. I’m following everything closely because of my concern about what will happen with UH. I also closely follow Texas (I sat in their student section for 9 years–I took a spring off to work for JPL but never missed a Fall) football and it appears that Texas will determine the expansion plans of the Big 10, SEC, and Pac-10…plus, the future of the Big 12.

    Things weren’t always that way. When I started at UT as a freshman, they were in the Southwest Conference and SMU was a power and Houston had an amazing run-and-shoot offense. Mackovic was a terrible match for Texas and Texas A&M and Oklahoma owned recruiting in the state. I was a graduate student at UT when they joined the Big 12 and Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M were the powers and I knew that McWilliams was going to be fired from Texas well before it was official.

    Texas didn’t own the recruiting inside of their state until Mack Brown joined, built relationships with the high school coaches in the state, was the first to really give offers early to recruits (something I’ve been talking about UH doing with Hawaii recruits for years), and used Junior Days to take recruiting to the next level (I talked about having UH do Junior Days for years before UH actually did it). I recently had a fundraiser for Texas take me to lunch and even though he was raising money for their graduate school he talked a lot about the football team and how donors could get good seats for games like the Rose Bowl and if I ever made it back to Austin they could get me good seats. The Academic side *really* benefits in fundraising when the football team does well…they openly acknowledge that but it seems like Upper Campus at UH does not get it.

    I have never given money to the Texas Athletic Department (unless you count my Student Athletics Fee), but I have given back for merit-based scholarships. I gave enough money that I was given lifetime membership to their Alumni Association. I figure those scholarships made it possible for me to go there so I should give back. I actually got lifetime membership *before* I went back for graduate school, so I took advantage of the free BBQ before home games (due to my classification with their alumni association) during my 4 years in grad school there.

    For UH, I’ve never given to the Academic side but I have donated to Athletics. It seems to me that the Athletic Department needs the money more at UH and the Athletic Department at Texas does *not* need the money.

  264. Bulla May 21, 2010 7:56 pm

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  265. el guapo May 21, 2010 7:56 pm

    Regarding conference expansion, while facts, figures, and size of TV markets are important, human beings make the decisions and are also driven by human emotions. Personal friendships, ability of teams to travel well, and possibly the lure of traveling to Hawaii every year or every two years (as a recruiting tool) may come into play. IMHO.

  266. wafan May 21, 2010 7:58 pm

    If only the folks who were responsible for the UH were true visionaries we might be in a far healthier position than what we are currently.

    Certainly as Garret posted the other day we can thank the fumbler and the state government.

    Seems some of them stagnated and were living on their past glories rather than being the custodians of the future for our children and society.

  267. wafan May 21, 2010 8:00 pm


  268. Garret May 21, 2010 8:00 pm


    If UH had made investments in their Athletic Department and the Pac-10 had asked them to join years ago, would you feel the same way? The facts are that rising tuition costs, rising travel expenses, and Title IX makes it necessary for Athletic Departments to earn a lot more money if they want their Athletic Departments to break even.

    Texas put money towards their facilities (especially upgrading the football stadium to add seats and luxury boxes) while a lot of other schools were adding to their endowment and letting their facilities deteriorate while the economy was good (cough, UH, cough). When the economy went down, the endowments took a HUGE hit…but the facilities resulted in the Athletic Department remaining profitable. Do you honestly think that the President of UT-Austin feels badly when the Athletic Department gives $10 million to their University and also builds several buildings for teaching and an amazing gym that the students can use?

  269. Garret May 21, 2010 8:03 pm

    By the way, any school that gives their head coach $1.1 million per year over 5 years should *not* be complaining that other conferences made sports into a big business…

  270. Garret May 21, 2010 8:10 pm

    el guapo,

    Personal relationships do help, but the facts are that schools have a LOT more nonrevenue sports today than in past decades due to Title IX. That is great for sports like softball and soccer, but it makes travel expenses that much higher for UH and the teams that it plays.

    Title IX *forces* Athletic Departments and University Presidents to treat Athletics as a business. They know they are forced to support a lot of sports that will lose money, so they *have* to squeeze as much money out of the 2 revenue-generating sports. I don’t see how one can complain about college sports being a big business while ALSO supporting sports like softball that exist only because the business of college sports can afford to support them.

    Men’s volleyball is close to being dropped as an NCAA sport. If a few schools have to cut a sport due to budget problems, they cannot cut a women’s sport and men’s volleyball is a money loser outside of Hawaii. Travel costs go up while budgets are already squeezed…if the business side is not taken care of, a few mainland schools could drop the sport and UH would be hurt.

  271. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 8:26 pm right about the Wahine training. Equipment can only do so much. Especially in fast pitch softball and baseball. Gotta put the bat on the ball. However, the new technology is like a bat on steriods! The ball really jumps and because of the lighter composition, the Wahines who went through the weight training is swinging it harder and faster. More bat speed = homeruns. Next year will be insane!

    Saw Chinn at the WSS when the Wahine beat her. She does have heat. She seemed a bit “bothered” with the ump but…..he called the game for both teams.

    Steph needs to be on tomorrow. She can’t start like she did today. She recovered nicely after that first inning but can’t spot Stanford any freebies tomorrow.

    Hoo….how can do my work tomorrow?

  272. BleedGreen808 May 21, 2010 8:28 pm

    Great win by the wahine! Now, if we have a bank donating $100 for every mercy rule (like in Volleyball for every ace), the softball team would have lots of okane.

    Ok…got to leave again.

  273. el guapo May 21, 2010 8:28 pm


    That’s what I mean about human emotion. You are passionate about the facts and are able to find them and keep us informed of what they are. Without that passion, you wouldn’t search for the facts or care about them. Whatever the facts may be, emotion is driving this whole thing, the emotional need of the Big 10 and the Pac 10 to want to make more money.

  274. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 8:30 pm

    My comment is awaiting moderation?…WTH???

  275. Stephen Tsai May 21, 2010 8:44 pm

    Whoops. Sorry I’ve been AWOL. My brother is getting married tomorrow, so I’ve been working on my banzai toasts.

  276. Stephen Tsai May 21, 2010 8:45 pm

    Just chatted with Paipai. He’s pretty stoked about his expanded role.
    i was worried about Aaron Brown, but I guess he’ll play a lot, too, in the different packages.
    Mack said that George Daily-Lyles is the No. 2 middle linebacker at the moment.

  277. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 8:55 pm

    Congratulations to Brother Tsai…

  278. al May 21, 2010 9:00 pm

    wahine softball = 2
    mbb = 1

  279. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 9:25 pm

    Congratulations Brother Mike!

  280. Slugger May 21, 2010 9:30 pm

    Congratulations to Brother Mike and his lovely bride tomorrow!

    Don’t worry about us, Stephen, da people wit da lead slippahs will keep us in line.

  281. d1ε³Ά May 21, 2010 9:34 pm

    ….does that mean that starting tomorrow Mike is half-owner of that Warrior football/bike helmet?


  282. Kazz May 21, 2010 9:53 pm


    May 21st, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    wahine softball = 2
    mbb = 1

    Eh? Did I miss something?

  283. Kazz May 21, 2010 9:56 pm



  284. Kazz May 21, 2010 10:08 pm




    Honestly, I was scared to do this earlier in the year. I support this program emotionally and financially, but financially I have limits!!!!!

    Yes, it’s gonna be harder down the stretch to hit homers and to mercy rule these fellow regional teams, BUT if the Wahine cause me to take a hit in the pocketbook then so be it.

  285. Kazz May 21, 2010 10:09 pm

    I *hope* I am going to “regret” this pledge. 😯

  286. Kazz May 21, 2010 10:12 pm

    For some reason I just got some extra “inspiration” and “motivation” a few minutes ago… 😈

  287. Ralph May 21, 2010 10:36 pm

    Kazz U the best, you wear your “emotions on your sleeve”, I hope you pay dearly, and I know where you can get an instant loan where Colomaohana will vouch for you as guarantor. πŸ™‚

  288. NorthShoreFan May 21, 2010 10:56 pm

    Kazz have you been sneaking into the Skittles?….hummmm

  289. 808ike May 21, 2010 10:57 pm

    BG808 #272,

    The bankers association should donate $1000 for each HR and $5000
    for each mercy game next year.

  290. Slugger May 21, 2010 10:58 pm

    Way to go, Kazz!

  291. Slugger May 21, 2010 11:06 pm

    OK, the game is on at 9 AM HST? because it is 6 hrs. behind 3 pm EDT, according to the NCAA Softball Tourney schedule…

    The UH site says noon, but that would make it 6 pm EDT, or 3 pm PDT…

  292. 808ike May 21, 2010 11:09 pm


    Give me a few minutes and I’ll post the schedule.

  293. 808ike May 21, 2010 11:24 pm

    UH vs Stanford 9:00 a.m. (HST)
    Texas Tech vs UC Davis 12:00 (noon) (HST)
    Loser GM 1 vs Winner GM 2 3:00p.m. (HST)

    If UH beats Stanford, then UH will play Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (HST)
    If UH loses to Stanford, then UH will play Saturday at 3:00 p.m. (HST)

    If UH wins the 3:00 p.m. game, UH will play Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
    if UH loses, season over.

  294. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 11:30 pm


    You are awesome.

    Nuff said.

  295. Da Punchbowl Kid May 21, 2010 11:32 pm

    Will we be able to use the same link to watch those fabulous Wahine tomorrow?
    (I hope the NCAA isn’t watching.)

  296. 808ike May 21, 2010 11:34 pm

    FOR SUNDAY………!

    If UH beats Stanford in the first game on Saturday, UH needs to win
    1 of 2 games on Sunday to move on to the SUPER REGIONAL!!!!

    If UH plays the 3:00 game on Saturday, UH needs to win 2 of 2 games
    on Sunday to move on to the SUPER REGIONAL!!!!!!!

  297. 808ike May 21, 2010 11:40 pm


    Second game on Sunday starts around 12;30 p.m. (HST)

    Confucius created this double elimination tournament so hope
    this helps you out.

  298. Ralph May 21, 2010 11:50 pm

    Ashley Chinn worked hard today, lots of pressure on her to recover quickly and be game ready. Stanford’s third pitcher is the shortstop, a finese pitcher, not a lot of pop, so our batter’s got to be patient and not swing at bad pitches.

  299. 808ike May 21, 2010 11:53 pm

    DPK #295,

    Yes, you should be able to find it.

    If not go
    When you get the softball web site, CLICK BRACKETS.
    CLICK Stanford Regional.
    Another bracket will appear. CLICK game you want to watch.
    Match up will appear with name, runs, hits, errors. Click camera icon.

  300. Ralph May 21, 2010 11:54 pm

    Ricketts struggled in the WAC tournament and today when the games were played in the morning. She needs to get up and be game ready when the “bell” rings, can’t give Stanford freebies on the bases or multiple hit innings like she gave up to UC Davies.

  301. 808ike May 21, 2010 11:54 pm


  302. Ralph May 21, 2010 11:57 pm

    thanks for the #300 acknowledgement IKE

  303. Slugger May 21, 2010 11:57 pm


    Thanks for the schedule outline. UH needs to beat Stanford.

    GO WAHINE!!!


  304. Ralph May 21, 2010 11:59 pm

    Atlanta regional on ESPN saturday at 6 a.m. HST.

  305. 808ike May 22, 2010 12:00 am


    Ricketts struggles when the umpire’s strike zone is not the same as hers.
    She gets frustrated, then her pitching and fielding goes down the tube.

  306. Ralph May 22, 2010 12:06 am

    not only WAC umpires have issues with the strike zone, heard several comments by the ESPN announcers regarding the floating, wide strike zone in the Atlanta regional and Seattle regional. Our UC Davis game brought out some comments from the broadcasters, pitched looked good and the UC Davis crowd thought so too but the ump gave the UH batter a ball count.

  307. 808ike May 22, 2010 12:15 am


    In the Texas Tech-Stanford game, the umpires strike zone was small.
    Half the ball has to cross the plate for a strike, if not a ball. For the height
    of the strike zone, it was below the chest and above the waist. With a strike
    zone that small, Ricketts would get frustrated and she would probably
    fall apart. Praying this doesn’t happen.

  308. chawan_cut May 22, 2010 12:16 am

    wow 300 posts. when was the last time we got that high?

    jason, were you at the craziness on your football field tonight? i forgot how insane HS graduations are.

  309. 808ike May 22, 2010 12:26 am

    As long as it is consistent with both teams, players need to adjust to the
    umpire’s strike zone. Ricketts hasn’t been able to do this. She thinks the
    umpire needs to adjust to her strike zone.That is why, when she thinks she threw a strike but doesn’t get the call, she gets frustrated.

  310. 808ike May 22, 2010 12:30 am

    Follow procedure of post #299 to watch any softball game on Saturday.

  311. 808ike May 22, 2010 12:31 am

    Esme out!!!!

  312. BleedGreen808 May 22, 2010 12:43 am


    That would be excellent if JD and/or UHAD find ways to make it happen.

    With football done for another three months, I thank the softball team for keeping me sane. Have enjoyed following them this year.

  313. al May 22, 2010 1:24 am


    May 21st, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    May 21st, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    wahine softball = 2
    mbb = 1

    Eh? Did I miss something?

    wahine softball needs 2 wins to get to the sweet 16
    mbb needs 1 more win to get to the wac playoffs

  314. Garret May 22, 2010 3:41 am

    Congratulations Mike!

  315. Garret May 22, 2010 3:45 am

    There may be some people, especially donors who have had parking passes for a long time at Aloha Stadium, who are upset with JD’s auction…but I think that JD is doing a great job with it. UH went from letting Aloha Stadium have all the parking money before to gradually get parking revenue by getting the rights from the parking spaces at certain places at Aloha Stadium.

    If UH can raise $600k with the auction (as per Ferd’s article), this is a great example of JD thinking out of the box and raising money for UH Athletics. With this one move, JD is raising many times what his salary costs.

  316. Pomai May 22, 2010 4:08 am

    Garret I understand they need to raise the money for the losing sport programs, but dang we are talking BILLIONS for college sports? I don’t know it just seems a little much to me.

  317. Pomai May 22, 2010 4:11 am

    Garret I know you must have all the numbers already, so what is the total tv $ for all confrences when added up?

  318. Pomai May 22, 2010 4:14 am

    Also UH could have gotten GM for 400,000 but nnnooooooo the fumbler did his job an got him for a mil. What a jerk, he’s been gone what now two three years an he still is screwing things up for UH.

  319. Garret May 22, 2010 4:34 am


    From publicly available reports, this is what I came up with for how much each school gets from their conference TV deals

    Big 10: $22 million per year
    SEC: $17.1 million per year
    ACC: $12.9 million per year
    Big 12: Varies between $7 million and $12 million per year
    MWC: $1.3 million per year
    C-USA: $1 million per year
    WAC: $325k per year (UH is getting $75k more this year for the “inconvenience” of playing a game on a Thursday on ESPN)

    The difference between the BCS bowl money from the AQ conferences and what UH gets is *less* than $1 million per year. When UH made the Sugar Bowl, they made millions more in BCS money than what Georgia got.

    Due to how the WAC now distributes BCS money (taking away $3 million to split up among the conference teams), if BSU or another WAC team makes a BCS bowl this year, UH could actually get about the *same* amount of BCS money that Texas and Florida gets.

    So, BCS bowl money is NOT the difference between UH and the rest of the big-budget teams. Regular-season TV money is.

  320. wafan May 22, 2010 5:01 am

    This going to be a good Saturday!

    Go SoftBows!!!

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  323. Pomai May 22, 2010 5:17 am

    Garret does this look about right?

    Big 10: $22 million per year 11 teams = 242 million per year
    SEC: $17.1 million per year 12 teams = 205.2 million per year
    ACC: $12.9 million per year 12 teams = 154.8 million per year
    Big 12: Varies between $7 million and $12 million per year 12 teams = 120 million per year
    MWC: $1.3 million per year 9 teams = 9 million per year
    C-USA: $1 million per year 12 teams = 12 million per year
    WAC: $325k per year 9 teams = 2.9 million per year

    For a grand total of 745.9 million for the 7 listed conferences

    Not counting the
    Pac 10
    Big east

  324. wafan May 22, 2010 5:17 am

    Almost forgot.

    Congratulations Brother Mike!!! Whoo-hoo!

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  326. Pomai May 22, 2010 5:22 am

    Also if the Big 10 gets 242 million for the schools is there any money that the conference keeps for it’s self?

  327. Garret May 22, 2010 5:41 am


    The Pac-10 gets around $7 million per school if I remember correctly, with the Big East getting less. I wouldn’t even count the Sun Belt and MAC…they probably get less than the WAC. Notre Dame gets a pretty big amount from NBC ($9 million per year was the reported number when they signed their last extension). I’m guessing that Navy and Army get a much smaller amount than Notre Dame.

    The Big 10 Conference probably keeps some money for itself and the TV network definitely spends some money on expenses. The $242 million was *just* the money they gave to the schools.

  328. d1ε³Ά May 22, 2010 5:48 am

    Great Morning All!

    Wow, on the way to 350 comments!

    agree with wafan…should be a great Saturday, would be a tremendous Saturday but gotta go…..


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    Thanks 808ike!

    Good morning d1, Garret Pomai and Brew!

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