Warriors select captains

In voting by Warrior players, slotback Greg Salas, defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga and linebacker Corey Paredes were named team captains for this year. A fourth captain will be named for each game, based on the number of votes received. Safety Spencer Smith will be a captain for the Sept. 2 USC game. 

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• Know how the Olympic teams used to train in altitude to prepare for competition at sea level? Whether intended or not, practicing on the grass field and Ching Athletic Complex’s artificial turf gave the Warriors a boost when they worked out on Aloha Stadium’s FieldTurf last night. Sltoback Kealoha Pilares was among several who insisted that the stadium’s turf — with “blades” that have been worn down — has better traction, making it a faster surface for players. And that’s good for the Warriors’ four-wide offense. 

• The past couple of weeks, the buzz has been that Bryant Moniz is reaching Tim Chang-like status in knowledge of the offense. Not sure if that is accurate, but from a field-level perspective, Moniz was pretty impressive last night. He completed 27 of 34 passes — three were dropped — included 7 of 9 in the red zone. Of course, this was against the scout defense, but he was able to go through his progressions quickly and hit receivers on fades, slants, posts and inside screens. 

• Allen Sampson worked as a punt returner yesterday. It’s going to be difficult to keep him off the active list. 

• Not sure if it was to get more reps, but Chauncy Winchester-Makainai was the No. 1 right guard yesterday. Adrian Thomas usually has that spot. 

• It was good to see running back Alex Green and linebacker Aaron Brown practicing. “It’s game week, you know how that is,” head coach Greg McMackin said, a reference to his practice-to-play policy. It actually was the team’s medical staff that had sidelined Green and Brown. It was the right move, considering Brown no longer appears to be favoring the right ankle that was sprained. 

• The original schedule had the Warriors practicing Sunday. That will now be a day off. The Warriors will practice today, tomorrow, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

• Do people still use raw steak to heal a black eye? And why did they do that in the first place? By the way, nobody has a black eye. I was just having a random thought. 

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Let’s play the Independence Game. You’re the UH athletic director. Your team is going independent starting in 2011. You have to make the schedules for 2011, 2012 and 2013. A few things: You’re not allowed to schedule a BCS team for a home game  in October or the first three weeks of November. You may not schedule a team from a conference with a league championship game in the final week of November or December. You may not schedule games in August.  UH games already set may not be moved. You must play a 13-game schedule, with a minimum of six home games. Winner gets to be blog host for a day. 

Here are UH’s future schedules: 


Sept. 3 — Colorado

Sept. 10 — at Washington 

Sept. 17 — at UNLV

Sept. 24 — UC Davis

Dec. 3 — Oregon State


Sept. 1 — at USC

Sept. 8 — at BYU

Sept. 15 — Lamar

Sept. 22 — UNLV

Dec. 1 — Western Kentucky


Aug. 31 — USC

Sept. 14 — BYU

Nov. 30 — Army

Dec. 7 — Washington

If you wish to book Navy, here are the Midshipmen’s open dates, but remember they need a bye before playing Army. 2011: 10/8, 11/26. 2012: 9/8, 11/3.


  1. expat August 27, 2010 5:27 am

    Sounds like things are coming together.

  2. Last Call August 27, 2010 5:33 am

    Be All That You Can Be….Go Independent.

  3. 808ike August 27, 2010 5:41 am


  4. d1島 August 27, 2010 5:47 am

    Great Morning All!

    WooHoo….Top Fi’!

  5. d1島 August 27, 2010 5:48 am

    Who has a black eye?

  6. cavewarrior August 27, 2010 5:48 am

    the raw steak comment..did something happen at the stadium last night that we should inquire about?

  7. d1島 August 27, 2010 5:56 am

    Condolences to the Rodrigues Ohana.

  8. d1島 August 27, 2010 5:57 am


    Received our tickets last week.

  9. 808ike August 27, 2010 6:02 am


    Sorry to hear about your situation with UH. UH powers to be need to learn

    how to use their resources. One can not find gold unless one digs for it. UH

    tends to use their resources only when they want MONEY!!

  10. HNL August 27, 2010 6:03 am

    top ten, okay gotta go

  11. Stephen Tsai August 27, 2010 6:10 am

    No, nobody has a black eye. Well, maybe Fresno State, in the metaphorical sense. I was just thinking about traditions that have gone away.

  12. d1島 August 27, 2010 6:11 am

    USU’s President was known to be deeply involved with the near-coup that the WAC almost pulled off but Fresno Pres. Welty was also included in the planning group according to e-mails and documents obtained by the Deseret News.

    Code named “The Project” in the e-mails, BYU’s near return to the WAC in all sports but football, where the Cougars would have been an independent, was derailed when one of the co-authors of the plan, Fresno State’s Welty, surprisingly abandoned it to jump to the Mountain West with the University of Nevada within a few hours of getting invitations from MWC commissioner Craig Thompson despite having made verbal and, in Fresno State’s case, written pledges to stand strong with the WAC or pay a $5 million buyout.

    Maybe this could be significant in upcoming court proceedings.

  13. Stephen Tsai August 27, 2010 6:15 am

    I brought up the independence game because I was listening to a talk show yesterday, and the host shut down a caller by saying: You don’t understand … it cannot be argued against UH going independent in football.

    And, I was thinking: Why can’t it be argued?

    Then I thought, how would an independent schedule work?

  14. d1島 August 27, 2010 6:16 am

    Seems USU’s Pres. Albrecht was really blind-sided.

    According to the report in the Tribune, Benson informed WAC presidents a deal was imminent and might have been announced last week had Fresno State and Nevada not abandoned it.

    “I talked to BYU reps several times over the weekend and they are getting close to finalizing the deal with ESPN. … It appears BYU is prepared to go forward despite not getting the exact number they were hoping for. … Assuming they reach a deal today Pres. Samuelson will then call for a special meeting of the Church Council – more than likely Wednesday – to recommend the deal to go independent in football and to join the WAC in all other sports. It is expected that the [Board of Trustees] will approve the recommendation,” Benson wrote.

    According to the report, USU vice president for federal and state relations Michael Kennedy shared Albrecht’s heartbreak.

    “I’m watching the [Mountain West Television Network] and feeling sick to my stomach. Any silver lining?” Kennedy asked in an e-mail.

    Albrecht replied “Unfortunately, no. Thompson hasn’t returned my call. Not a good sign.”

  15. Stephen Tsai August 27, 2010 6:16 am


    I feel that Welty’s actions open him up to personal liability.

  16. Stephen Tsai August 27, 2010 6:19 am

    Does anyone think that Hawaii leading the charge to try to sue the breakaway eight in 1999 might be one of the factors in the MWC wanting to keep out UH?

    If somebody threatened to sue me because he wasn’t invited to my party, even 11 years later, I’m not so sure I’d be that open if he said: Can I come to your party now?

  17. d1島 August 27, 2010 6:19 am

    Take da umbrella and have a terrific Friday erryboddy!

    Let’s Go Saints!


  18. Da Punchbowl Kid August 27, 2010 6:48 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Top Twenny!

  19. chopsueyboy August 27, 2010 6:51 am

    Top Twenty!

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  20. chopsueyboy August 27, 2010 6:52 am

    Coach Mack on BC now

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid August 27, 2010 7:06 am

    Mornin’ d1, csb, and Stephen!

    Steak MMMMmmmmm. 🙂

  22. wafan August 27, 2010 7:06 am

    Good Aloha Friday!

  23. wafan August 27, 2010 7:06 am

    Condolences and prayers to GMA Honey and family.

  24. Buffoman August 27, 2010 7:10 am

    If there is that much ammo in the magazine (referencing ST’s comments of FSU and the process), I’d be firing away, especially if we’re being viewed as the “nemisis”. “Let ’em eat lead!”, as Sgt. Rock would say. Sue ’em and let them all know it. We have absolutely nothing to loose in this situation (‘cept for a few dollars pursuing the matter) with regard to the WAC as USU will jump and LaTech will jump.

    Let’s make some noise! Seems like independence may be our only option anyway.

  25. Stretch August 27, 2010 7:18 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    If we go independent in football, does the WCC or BigWest want us for the other sports?? I know WE would want in and would fit, but do they want to let us in?? It’s like we are knocking on their door, they are looking through the peep hole and talking to us, but are they going to open the door?? If independence doesn’t work, what would we do?? I am sure the WAC would not take us back.

  26. djmitcho August 27, 2010 7:24 am

    Good Morning and Happy Aloha Friday Tsaikos!!!

  27. HawaiiMongoose August 27, 2010 7:39 am

    Independence in football is not an option unless and until we have an invitation in hand from another conference for non-football sports. If that invitation doesn’t come, we will remain in the WAC and have to make the best of it.

  28. Ipu Man August 27, 2010 7:42 am

    Rest in peace Tsaiko friend Rodrigues.

    Showers of blessings upon your family.

  29. 702WarriorFan August 27, 2010 7:44 am


    Based on past info posted here by others, it appears WCC which is a church based conference, doesn’t want UH.

    Our opportunity towards independence appears to be with BigWest for non FB participation.

  30. 702WarriorFan August 27, 2010 7:45 am

    Peace be with you Mr. Rodrigues and family.

  31. Stretch August 27, 2010 7:48 am

    Does anyone know the time the parking gates will be opening?? If it is the same as last season, with the kickoff at 505pm, the gates open at 1130/1230. I’ve seen 1100/1200 for the USC game. I want to try get in as early as possible so I don’t get stuck in all the afternoon traffic.

  32. chawan_cut August 27, 2010 7:50 am

    bulla and haka were right yesterday btw.

    not mih.

  33. Buffoman August 27, 2010 7:54 am


    I don’t know if the WAC may be an option much longer. If as rumor has it BYU stays in the MWC it appears that USU may also be invited in. IF that happens, we’d be down to 5 and finding 3 more teams to make the minimum would be even tougher. IF LaTech is invited, and they’ve made it clear that they want to go, also leave, that would be now only 4 remaining. Mission Impossible sound more realistice than getting 4 teams to join the WAC.

    Waiting is not an option and unless something rather drastic occurs to dramatically shift the WAC’s position with BYU and other rather remote options they (the WAC) is dead.

  34. expat August 27, 2010 7:55 am

    Presumably if UH went independent it would still be bound to the WAC through the 2011 season, right? Is there a difference in the WAC bylaws between leaving to join another conference versus leaving to go independent?

    I think the WAC should litigate against Fresno and Nevada. Someone leaked the BYU plans and it would be really interesting to find out who — especially if it turned out to be one of the defectors who used the leak to force the MWC to accept them. It sounds like ESPN was right in the middle of things as well.

    One thing that is clear in all this is that football, especially, is just a business. If this kind of thing happened in the business world between two corporations it is hard to see how the attorneys would not get involved.

  35. (Jesse) James August 27, 2010 7:56 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Hope all have a good and dry day….

    Condolences to the Rodrigues ohana….

  36. Dan-O August 27, 2010 7:57 am

    As the saying goes….the grass is always greener on the other side.

    I think we need to be real careful about jumping into the independence boat for football. There is a reason why there are just a handful of really good Div. 1 independent teams (Army, Navy, ND). Their mainland proximity makes scheduling much easier for home and away games, not to mention the years of tradition in their games against opponents.

    Our location will always be a concern. Going independent would probably guarantee three things:

    1) Home games vs D2 schools (FCS)

    2) Away games against power BCS schools

    3) More away games than home games on the schedule

  37. Slugger August 27, 2010 7:59 am

    Good morning! Happy Aloha Friday, gang!

    Great news about Alex & Aaron being back on the field.


    BEAT USC!!!

  38. Slugger August 27, 2010 8:01 am

    Condolences to GMAHoney and ‘ohana.

  39. kev-1 August 27, 2010 8:04 am

    The faster surface will also be good for USC too, which is not necessarily a good thing for UH. BTW, what a pessimistic game on the blog today.

  40. kev-1 August 27, 2010 8:05 am

    I guess my comment about the playing surface was just as pessimistic. My bad. I have complete confidence in UH and their ability to pull out an upset any given week. I wasn’t trying to be negative . . . just sayin’

  41. Pomai August 27, 2010 8:11 am

    UH vs USC

    0    –    66    roysan16

    2    –    0    OldDiver

    21    –    17    HNL

    21    –    14    gigi

    24    –    20    jm2375

    24    –    28    NCAA

    24    –    17    RedZone

    24    –    21    LizKauai

    25    –    24    A-House

    27    –    24    Steve

    30    –    28    wafan

    30    –    47    Dennis Holloran

    30    –    58    Pride

    31    –    10    tom mui

    33    –    30    MP

    35    –    21    Pomai

    35    –    31    DPK

    38    –    21    G (China)

    38    –    24    chopsueybooy

    41    –    31    Michigan Warrior

    42    –    35    Tcahng

    42    –    20    Unkanesson

    45    –    34    greenthumb

    47    –    42    NYUH

    48    –    28    protector

    49    –    35    Glenn

    56    –    14    d1shima

    56    –    13    Kekoa

    62    –    24    Ipu Man

  42. expat August 27, 2010 8:15 am

    There is no way that the WCC is interested in having Hawaii join its ranks. A collection of 8 small Christian (mostly Catholic) schools and a public university? No chance.

    I find it even less likely that they would be interested in BYU. The WCC members are all small schools — the largest being less than 9,000 in enrollment. BYU would be more than three times bigger than the next largest and almost ten times bigger than the smallest. Why invite the 800 lb Gorilla into your house?

    More than that though what are the chances that 7 Catholic schools and one independent Christian school would be interested in entering into a partnership with BYU? Just like BYU has to answer to the LDS leadership, some of these schools have to answer to their orders — and I can’t see the Jesuits being all that gung-ho about BYU.

  43. HawaiiMongoose August 27, 2010 8:25 am

    Re #33, if the worse-case scenario comes to pass — the WAC is down to Hawaii, SJSU, Idaho and New Mexico State, and the Big West is unwilling to add UH in non-football sports — then our only option will be to transform the WAC into a non-football conference with four members playing FBS football as independents (who can schedule each other to fill the mid-season hole) and at least three non-football members (since it takes seven D-1 members to retain an NCAA basketball tournament autobid).

    The three most logical non-football additions would be Seattle University, Utah Valley University (in Orem, next to Provo), and the University of Denver. Seattle and Utah Valley are independent D-1 schools with good basketball programs. Denver is also a D-1 school; it’s in the Sun Belt and would love to get out.

    In terms of travel this wouldn’t be a bad conference; quite a bit better than today’s WAC in fact. All of the schools have decent facilities. All in all we could live with it.

  44. d1島 August 27, 2010 8:26 am


    OTOH, with the BY-Who TV network in play, think of the “enrollment” possibilities the Cat-licks would have! 😆 😈 🙄

  45. djmitcho August 27, 2010 8:39 am

    Pomai, 28-27, UH

  46. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 27, 2010 8:41 am

    Although I recognize the blog name GMAHoney, I don’t recall a face to attach to it; however, that’s not important at this time. Peace to all of you.

  47. Wookie August 27, 2010 8:42 am

    Wait is reaching Tim-Chang like status understanding of the offense a good thing? Chang got temporarily benched during his playing days and he never played consistently well even after spending 5 years at UH.

    I’d rather Moniz reach Colt-like status or Rolo-like status or Robinson-like status of understanding the offense.

  48. sjmacro August 27, 2010 8:44 am

    Condolences to the Rodrigues Ohana. Good morning Tsaikos. Stretch check your email.–sj

  49. kev-1 August 27, 2010 8:45 am

    Tim Chang knew the offense way better. The other guys just performed better . . . or more clutch. People forget that Timmy was pretty darn good. Just had some rough spots.

  50. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 27, 2010 8:47 am

    Back to UH sports – what is the impact of all this turmoil going to have on recruitment in all sports, not just football. I am particularly concerned about baseball, softball, men’s volleyball, men’s basketball, soccer, men’s & women’s tennis & track & field. Given the stringent NCAA prohibitions against booster clubs and individuals having contact with prospective student-athletes, how can we here on the blog & elsewhere get the message out that we will survive.

  51. manoa August 27, 2010 8:49 am

    Another factor which will make scheduling more difficult is the BCS conferences are trying to limit the number of OCC games and increase the number of conference games and reduce the number of body bag big payout games– the reason is being the profitability of the conference goes up.

  52. mctruck August 27, 2010 8:50 am

    If UH has to have a super great season….that’s all I gotta say. Got my fingers crossed…GO WARRIORS!!, make every outing count.

  53. Loa August 27, 2010 8:51 am

    morning gang!

    condolences to the Rodrigues ohana

  54. madeinhawaii August 27, 2010 8:51 am

    Steak on a black eye worked the same way as a cold compress does on a sprain. Raw steak works like a blue ice pack and keeps the swelling down and the blood from accumulating there. Of course, the originators of the practice didn’t know why. This was one practice that worked… the practice of using butter on burns, however, does not work. That’s a no no.

  55. madeinhawaii August 27, 2010 8:51 am

    Hey good morning all!

  56. Loa August 27, 2010 8:52 am

    Stretch – scroll to bottom of link


    Parking Information:

    $5.00 per vehicle

    $15.00 per bus or limousine

    LOWER HALAWA LOT opens at 11:00 a.m. via Halawa Gate #3 and Lower Salt Lake Gate #4.

    ALL Other Gates Open at 12:00 p.m.

  57. Loa August 27, 2010 8:54 am

    let’s go waipio

  58. mctruck August 27, 2010 8:56 am

    manoa, ur#51…..

    Even BCS teams need, so called powder puff games so they can count them in the win column…I don’t think that will ever change.

    As we all know, every BCS conference have their upper tier teams and lower tier who can’t win most of the games on their schedule….food for thought.

  59. Stretch August 27, 2010 8:56 am

    Thanks Loa. That give me 30 more minutes of drinking time before the game.

  60. Bulla August 27, 2010 9:00 am

    condolences to the Rodriguez ohana…..


  61. Loa August 27, 2010 9:00 am

    haha, sheesh i would be passed out by kickoff

    let’s go waipio!

  62. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:05 am

    Waipio struggling early on. Down 4 – zip.

    C’mon Waipio…battle back!

  63. A-House August 27, 2010 9:06 am

    TY Aiea: you have mail!

  64. Loa August 27, 2010 9:06 am


  65. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:07 am

    Challenge overturns the call at 2nd…Waipio runner safe!

  66. koakane™ August 27, 2010 9:08 am

    Condolences to the Rodrigues Ohana.

    good aloha friday morning tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s

    got to battle back waipio

  67. Loa August 27, 2010 9:11 am


  68. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:11 am

    Waipio on the board! 4-1…

  69. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:13 am

    Loa & Koakane. 😎

  70. koakane™ August 27, 2010 9:13 am

    way to go waipio, chip away one run at a time. stay in it play your game

  71. koakane™ August 27, 2010 9:14 am

    howzit patnah, give my best to pop’s and diana

    sending you email latta re thursday’s tgate

  72. NYUH August 27, 2010 9:14 am


    Not to add more pressure on the oline…

    It’s hard to make a lot of improvements with a completely new offensive line, but I still think the Warriors have a good shot at finishing the 2010 season with a winning record and a bowl game appearance. If the line performs better than expected, the Warriors could be a surprise team in the WAC.

  73. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:14 am

    4-3 Waipio!

  74. Loa August 27, 2010 9:15 am

    😎 😎 😎

  75. Loa August 27, 2010 9:16 am

    😎 😎 😎 😎

  76. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:16 am

    Correction…ga still ahead. Got too excited! Now game is tiex at 4!

    Go get ’em Waipio!

  77. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:18 am

    Oops! forgot about the ‘Al’ rule.

  78. koakane™ August 27, 2010 9:19 am

    yes keep getting runs and chipping away at that lead. now you guys are playing.

  79. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:19 am

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    😐 :-|:-|:-|

    GO WAIPIO!!!

  80. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:20 am


    das OK, dere runs no mattah 😆

  81. koakane™ August 27, 2010 9:20 am

    ah no worry about big Al he one LL guy from when fire was invented lol

  82. gigi-hawaii August 27, 2010 9:21 am

    I’m reading, kekoa!!! Go, Waipio!

  83. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:21 am

    Chase Pate!

  84. koakane™ August 27, 2010 9:21 am

    d1 looks like you going need boat with life preservers to night 😆

  85. LizKauai m/ August 27, 2010 9:22 am

    WAI- PEE-OOOOH!!!!!

  86. koakane™ August 27, 2010 9:26 am

    au’wryte new game again. pound dem waipio keep the pressure up all 808 standing together.

  87. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:28 am


    Don’t you mean “we”?

  88. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:28 am

    Sorry Al…gigi twisted my arm and made me post the fact tbat it is top of 4 and the score is stll tied. Shilo Baniaga has reached hiz pitch count and will be replaced by a lefty.

  89. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:31 am

    Hold the phone! Now Ramos is in to pitch.

  90. wafan August 27, 2010 9:37 am

    What is with the South pitchers hitting Hawai’i batters? First UH and now Waipio.


  91. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:37 am

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  92. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:38 am

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  93. wafan August 27, 2010 9:38 am


  94. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:39 am

    Bottom 4 ~ Waipio making their move. 1 run in, 2 runners on, Waipio up 5-4.. Now 2 more score making it 7-4 Waipio..and no outs!

  95. wafan August 27, 2010 9:39 am

    They finally got to his head.

    Way to go Waipio!!!

  96. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 9:41 am

    d1 I guess it’s you den bwhaaaaa

  97. wafan August 27, 2010 9:41 am

    Another bean.

  98. wafan August 27, 2010 9:44 am

    Aloha Pate.

    Dang, he is as big as some of the high school kids I have.

  99. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 9:44 am

    Shoots!… Gotta drop off and make kau kau for Pops, and get him medicated. Bbl.

  100. gigi-hawaii August 27, 2010 9:45 am

    Is Georgia using the pitcher that looks like a man?

  101. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:47 am

    Article describes the communiques regarding “The Project”

    We have all the heretofore shrouded communiques by the captains, trying to seal the deal, an endeavor that even had a secret code name — “The Project” — and that reflect duplicity on the part of the conference commissioner trying to kill it.

    They reveal wheeling and dealing, revenge, backstabbing, utter betrayal, shrewdly enough, by two of the architects of the whole concoction, and, at the end, heartbreak.

    In other words, it was like a typical day at the Mountain West’s basketball tournament in Vegas.

    There’s everything in this saga, except for heavy organ music. Nobody got Sally’s neighbors’ ex-husband’s daughter’s girlfriend pregnant, but … they tried real hard.

  102. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 9:47 am

    keep swinging the bats

  103. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 9:49 am

    kden play Hawaii ball, solid defense and timely pitching go for broke waipio

  104. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 9:51 am

    Gigi to funny to funny ie using a man

  105. gigi-hawaii August 27, 2010 9:53 am


    you know which one I mean? I heard that Georgia was saving him for today.

  106. OldDiver August 27, 2010 9:53 am


    ST, I believe Universities and Conferences do what’s in their best interest money wise. A past potential lawsuit plays no role in their quest for money.

  107. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:55 am

    This article makes it clear that ESPN was involved in The Project early on.

    The Project — in the talking stages for weeks — began to solidify Aug. 13. Benson tells Welty in an e-mail that he has talked with Burke Magnus, ESPN director of collegiate sports programs, but that ESPN was not willing to renegotiate its agreement with the WAC “until after the BYU deal gets done.”

  108. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 9:55 am

    forget about runner get last out and get out of the inning

  109. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 9:55 am

    It will be up to each coach of each UH program to speak with their current players, especially the incoming freshmen, current freshmen, current sophomores, and potential recruits, about the future of the UH athletic program.

  110. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:56 am


    Don’t you have ESPN?

  111. d1島 August 27, 2010 9:57 am

    …or a radio?

  112. wafan August 27, 2010 9:58 am

    GG . . .

    Channel 22.

  113. d1島 August 27, 2010 10:00 am


  114. d1島 August 27, 2010 10:02 am

    …open a window and listen to your neighbor scream.

  115. d1島 August 27, 2010 10:02 am

    Oh….wait….she may not be watching the game. 😯

  116. wafan August 27, 2010 10:05 am

    Hawai’i always seems to have one little guy that makes the big plays.

  117. d1島 August 27, 2010 10:07 am


    You talking about the LL game or #117?

  118. wafan August 27, 2010 10:07 am

    Interesting “strategy” to try to take a base on 2 or 3 balls.

    Distracting the pitcher? Or a result of the new math?

  119. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 10:08 am

    yes add more runs

  120. konagirl August 27, 2010 10:08 am

    Aloha Tsaikos…long time, no write…

    I say the Warriors should go out this year and kick some you know what and show all those that have jumped ship who the WAC champs really are…GO WARRIORS!!!

  121. LizKauai m/ August 27, 2010 10:10 am

    10-5 ❗

    al is not looking…

  122. wafan August 27, 2010 10:10 am

    d1 . . .

    The LL game. Albeit, I think GG had a problem with continuous squeaky sounds from her neighbor place at night.

  123. LizKauai m/ August 27, 2010 10:10 am

    Hi konagirl!

  124. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 10:11 am

    Wafan Hawaii ball babe


  125. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 10:11 am

    Me thinks JD and the crew are working on getting our other sports in the Big West before anything else.

    I still feel that the inevitable is football independency.

  126. wafan August 27, 2010 10:11 am


  127. gigi-hawaii August 27, 2010 10:12 am

    OK, my grandson just woke up and drank a bottle of milk, so I’ll check ESPN for the game.

  128. sjmacro August 27, 2010 10:12 am

    Go underdogs ❗ you’re super ❗

  129. bb August 27, 2010 10:12 am

    Win or lose…but how important was that coaches challenge that the Waipio coach made in the 4th inning which eventually led to the 4 initial runs to tie the game….

    instant replay


  130. SteveM August 27, 2010 10:12 am

    Good morning everyone!

    ST — in your Independence Game, you did not specify that UH wants to remain D1-A (FBS) level. I would assume so–please add that to the rules of the Game. dopaco24 provided us with the minimum requirements for a D1-A team:


    August 26th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    To be FBS, you must:

    1) hand out 85 full scholarships to your football players.

    2) have an average paid or actual game attendance of at least 15,000 over a running 2 year period

    3) play at least 60 percent of your games against other FBS schools

    4) play at least 5 home games against FBS competition. Allows for 1 neutral site home game to be allowed to the 5 game minimum per year.

    5) play at least 9 games.

    Items 3 & 4 would be of particular concern and factor into the Game rules…

    – 60% of 12 or 13 games is 7.something, which means minimum 8 games against FBS opponents

    – Must play a minimum of 5 home games against FBS teams (let’s not use neutral site for the game).

    ST– The prize is only blog host for a day? Anyone who can figure this out deserves his own blog. Oh wait, Garret already has his own blog site… maybe brew808? 🙂


  131. dopaco24 August 27, 2010 10:15 am

    OK, I finished my schedule. I looked at openings from nationalchamps.net. Tell me what you think.



    3 – COLORADO

    10 – @WASHINGTON

    17 – @UNLV

    24 – UC DAVIS



    8 – @NAVY

    15 – @NOTRE DAME

    22 – OPEN

    29 – UTAH STATE


    5 – @SJSU

    12 – @STANFORD

    19 – BYU

    26 – ARMY





    1 – @USC

    8 – @BYU

    15 – LAMAR

    22 – UNLV

    29 – STANFORD



    13 – @ CAL


    27 – OPEN


    3 – @ALABAMA

    10 –NOTRE DAME*possible designated home game on mainland


    24 – NAVY




    31 – USC


    7 – UTAH

    14 – BYU


    28 – @NAVY


    5- @MARYLAND

    12 – OPEN

    19 – UTAH STATE

    26 – @UNLV


    2 – ALABAMA A&M

    9 – @SYRACUSE

    16 – @NOTRE DAME

    23 – BAYLOR

    30 – ARMY



  132. Slugger August 27, 2010 10:17 am


    My sister says that there’s a big crowd at the UH Campus Center watching the Waipio-GA game.

  133. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 10:18 am

    stay aggressive swing day bat

  134. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 10:20 am

    forget the score focus one out at a time

    solid defense smart pitching

    go waipio

  135. d1島 August 27, 2010 10:21 am

    My sister says that there’s a big crowd at the UH Campus Center watching the Waipio-GA game.

    It’s good to see that they are already getting ready to fit right in to the real world! 😛

  136. Stretch August 27, 2010 10:24 am

    dopaco24 – You win and get to be the Blog Host for a Day. Nothing to it. While doing your business in the morning, take notes of all the random thoughts that come to mind, then post it. I am pretty sure that’s how ST does it.

  137. koakane ip4 August 27, 2010 10:24 am

    keep throwing off speed they swing for the fence

  138. d1島 August 27, 2010 10:26 am



  139. wafan August 27, 2010 10:26 am


    Bravissimo Waipio!!!

  140. Hank August 27, 2010 10:26 am

    …Ho’omaika’i ‘Ana!….WAIPIO…

  141. Slugger August 27, 2010 10:26 am


  142. wafan August 27, 2010 10:27 am

    The little guy makes the play again!


  143. RedZone August 27, 2010 10:29 am

    Yeah baby…Waipio

  144. LizKauai m/ August 27, 2010 10:30 am

    On to face Texas tomorrow.

    Waipio coaches to players: BE HUMBLE!


  145. d1島 August 27, 2010 10:31 am


    Nice try!

    “You may not schedule games in August.”

  146. koakane™ August 27, 2010 10:32 am

    way to go waipio, good plays, good coaching congrats and continued success twords the next level USA championship.

  147. wafan August 27, 2010 10:33 am

    d1 . . .

    The August 2013 game is already scheduled with USC.

  148. dopaco24 August 27, 2010 10:37 am


    I’m aware that I can’t schedule in August, however there’s nothing I can do about that one.

    “UH games already set may not be moved.”


    Aug. 31 — USC

    Sept. 14 — BYU

    Nov. 30 — Army

    Dec. 7 — Washington

  149. SteveM August 27, 2010 10:38 am

    Congrats Waipio!!!

    dopaco24 — nice job! But 3 away games to the east coast and at Notre Dame in 2013…ouch!

  150. Slugger August 27, 2010 10:39 am

    The ESPN announcers might have been calling the team “Waipahu” in previous days because I saw a lady with a t-shirt on that said “Waipahu, Hawaii” on the back.

    Good luck to the LLeaguers tomorrow!!! GO WAIPIO!!!


  151. d1島 August 27, 2010 10:40 am

    Stretch is right den…

    Winnah, winnah…chikin dinnah!

    Great Job!

    Get on the phone….

  152. A-House August 27, 2010 10:42 am


    Your intro into the scheduling if independent status start with 2011.

    Are you telling us that Fresno and Nevada will be allowed to exit the WAC “early”? Don’t both have to play inside the WAC through the 2011 season for failing to notify the WAC that they were leaving before the 7/1/2010 date?

  153. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 10:48 am


    May this serve as ANOTHER reminder of the many as to why the preservation of UH athletics is needed for this state.

    Hawaii loves their sports teams and no other entity in this state has the opportunity to compete on a national level of the higest form of collegiate athletic competition like UH.

  154. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 10:48 am

    Congratz to the Boyz of Waipio! They continue to bring pride & respect to their families and the people of Hawaii.


  155. madeinhawaii August 27, 2010 10:50 am

    Waipio!!! Whootah…. Warriors take note! Often down.. never out… with the will and confidence to turn it around and WIN! Waipio!!

  156. rage777 August 27, 2010 10:51 am

    Timmy may have known the offense better, but isn’t he the NCAA leader (or close to it) in all-time interceptions? I would rather have a quarterback that gets results (i.e. Colt/Robinson), then a guy who knows the offense inside and out but doesn’t produce. Yes, Timmy was a really good quarterback, but he frustrated me like no other quarterback. 400 yard game with 5 picks, 300 yard game 5 TDs no picks, up and down.

  157. madeinhawaii August 27, 2010 10:52 am

    How should you spell “inspiration”?

    W-A-I-P-I-O !

  158. koakane™ August 27, 2010 10:53 am

    kden after a great start this morning time to relax have some kope, ok more kope and enjoy another beautiful day in the 808

    have to agree with Kazz # 155

  159. Stephen Tsai August 27, 2010 10:55 am


    I am quite impressed.

    I think you get to be the associate AD.

  160. koakane™ August 27, 2010 10:56 am

    forgot to send out best wishes to coach shoji, vball wahines on their match tonight opening the 2010 season. go get’um ladies.

  161. tommui August 27, 2010 10:57 am

    Go WAIPIO!!!!

    Good morning Hawaii!


  162. Last Call August 27, 2010 11:01 am

    If they decide to remain in the WAC I also have options.

  163. dopaco24 August 27, 2010 11:07 am


    Yeah, I thought about the 4 east coast games. As the UH AD I am trying to schedule home and home series with all the Independents. That is just the way things fell that year. Navy is a home and home. So we play them away every other year, I chose Maryland as the next game to save on travel expenses. Now with the Syracuse game, i wanted to combine it with the Notre Dame trip. I could have scheduled a Big Ten team there, but Syracuse has a bunch of nonconference openings for 2013. Also, they are in a dome.

  164. madeinhawaii August 27, 2010 11:08 am

    http://wacsports.com announces…

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Making a move to broaden television exposure for its nine member schools, the Western Athletic Conference and its multimedia rights partner Learfield Sports announced today the debut of the WAC Sports Network (WSN) on Sept. 18, 2010, when Utah State hosts Fresno State at Romney Stadium.

  165. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 11:10 am

    Fans should be excited NOW for Rainbow Wahine volleyball. We are seeing the “class”, the gold (and green 😎 ) standard of what a volleyball match is supposed to have. A mixture of the young and old all making noise for what IS the example in which all volleyball programs should aspire to in terms of fan following, consistency, and excitement.

    I look forward to seeing the green and white debuts of Emily Hartong and Michelle Waber as well as a stellar senior season by both Dani Mafua and Elizabeth Ka’aihue.

    Brittany Hewitt and Kanani Danielson are the front faces of this program, especially the native-born Danielson who will go down in UH history as one of the most visible and dominant performers to wear a Rainbow Wahine uniform. For Hewitt, her second go around in the middle will be tested by those that are no longer wondering what he capabilities are as she blossomed right in front of our eyes last season earning her a WAC Freshman of the Year honor.


    GO BOWS!!!

  166. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 11:10 am

    Waipio families in Williamsport get to celebrate by having a Luau. An expat family who lives about 10 miles from the ball park are hosting. One of the dad’s from the team is helping to ‘kalua’ da pua’a. Sounds like they will go max Tsaiko tonite!

    Apparently, this is the family that opens their home to the Waipio folks to help keep their expenses down. No can beat the Aloha Spirit!

  167. jm2375 August 27, 2010 11:11 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Congrats WAIPIO!! Way to represent!



  168. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 11:15 am

    Let’s see here, the WAC Sports Network? Wasn’t it a week ago that two schools set “fires” to the “homes” of six other WAC members?

    The WAC Sports Network? “NINE members?

    This is the equivalent of bringing a knife to a gun fight and then realizing the knife is plastic.

  169. Kekoa (iPhone) August 27, 2010 11:16 am

    Good job dopaco24…will you have a special contest during your reign as the Grand Poobah of the blog?…and what about talks of a contract extension?

  170. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 11:19 am


    Please email me at tsaikotailgate (at) gmail (dot) com if you are still unaware of the “password” change.

    Location is the same as it has been since last season.

  171. SteveM August 27, 2010 11:20 am

    Re #158

    Rage777 — Chang had a lot if interceptions. But he did not have the receiver corps that Colt had. I remember all the times I was aggravated when the balls went through his receivers hands or bounced off their chests or wooden hands to be picked off. I wonder if anyone keeps stats on that. 😕

  172. d1島 August 27, 2010 11:21 am


    Good news for da keeds and their families in PA.

    Heard around the 1st base bleachers after the game, “Save the ti leaf! We need ’em fo cook da fuud!” 😆

  173. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 11:24 am


    Since 2008, those Georgia folk must be wondering what where are we getting all those “ferns”. 😆

  174. Ipu Man August 27, 2010 11:25 am

    I always thought Timmy Chang played a lot like Tom Brady

    of the New England Saints. They both sort of did a ballet

    faking hand offs and then heaving it loooooong. Love long

    passes. Who was it, Liz who hopes Rolo will do that first

    thing like SMU did?

  175. LizKauai m/ August 27, 2010 11:27 am



    ESPN insists on calling them Waipahu! 😈

  176. Ipu Man August 27, 2010 11:28 am

    But the best ballet I ever saw was by

    Konishiki along with Akebono and Musashimaru

    in a stadium dressed up with ballerina costumes.

    Didja all see it? Konishiki did a pirouette!—in the air!

  177. A-House August 27, 2010 11:29 am


    me likes your scheduling as we have not been to some of the East Coast home towns and would love to visit and spend $$$, collect souvenirs, etc.

  178. Ipu Man August 27, 2010 11:29 am

    New England Saints = Patriots…

  179. Committed Road Warrior August 27, 2010 11:33 am

    Re: WAC Sports Network

    I’m wondering if all of the games produced by this consortium be shown on all 20+ of the affiliated TV stations? Or will the only games that will be shown on those stations be the ones for that local market?

    Example: Will the Fresno-Utah State game be shown on K5, or just the Fresno-area TV station(s)?

  180. madeinhawaii August 27, 2010 11:36 am


    link to AP article on Waipio win.. unfortunately… the writer keeps addressing the team as Waipahu.

  181. rage777 August 27, 2010 11:39 am


    Sure Timmy didn’t have Davone or RGM, but didn’t he have Jason Rivers, Chad Owens, and Ashley Lelie? That isn’t good enough for you?

  182. al August 27, 2010 11:40 am

    you can teach an old dog new tricks.

    i learned from days gone by to stay away from this blog when recording and watching on a delayed basis.

    another great comebacker.


    chicken skin.

  183. al August 27, 2010 11:41 am

    so why isn’t gigi watching the games on hd?

  184. Not an Expert August 27, 2010 11:41 am

    BYU go ahead with your independent plan and join the WAC in the other sports. WAC file suit against that school and that person who was supposedly representing and assisting the league in negotiating with BYU. This is not about football and conference sports. This is about integrity, trust, and doing things in a positive and beneficial way to benefit those you are representing.

    Thus if d1 square information stated early in today’s blog is true, legal action needs to be taken for breaking the agreement. As we can see it creates a difficult situation for survival and loss of hundred of millions for the WAC schools of having BYU and the WAC agreeing to such terms. Thus its not about 5 million but damages that will amount to more due to this one person being a representative of the agreement for the league which uses the information for his benefit at the detriment of the other schools. Forget this is sports but a business transaction that may have big legal and financial implications.

    BYU should also file suit because their plans and agreements that were in place was derailed by the action of this person, who was supposedly part of the plan only to turncoat. If BYU goes ahead with their original plan and not be held hostage with such a league their in and with the new ones joining, it will open new doors for them. I believe the people of BYU know that the right thing to do is to move on and go ahead with their original plans. In doing so the fruits of being honest and trustworthy will payoff in the long run.

    By the way if BYU goes ahead and the WAC files suits against those schools, I am sure the president of that school will be ask to resign.

  185. Derek August 27, 2010 11:47 am

    Hawaii can beat Georgia, even twice, after all. A very good omen after losing to the Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl. I wasn’t too confident going in because Jason Pate was pitching for Georgia and he throws the equivalent of a MLB pitch at close of 100 MPH. I was thinking that the Hawaii batters should sit on his fast ball and to be ready to make good contact. If they do make some contact with the velocity of the pitch the ball would leave the park. As it turned out the Waipio batters were indeed agressive and was making good contact and got a lot of hits against a very good pitcher. They also benefitted from some wildness and hit batters, walks and errors. I was pleasantly surprised at the final score and all of Hawaii are proud of these kids and the coaches too. Let’s cross our fingers for tomorrow against Texas and hopefully against either Japan or Taipei.

  186. jm2375 August 27, 2010 11:51 am

    Re: Waipahu vs Waipio – Waipio is part of Waipahu according to the USPS. Correct? Same as Hawaii Kai is part of Honolulu.

    Just sayin’, people on the Mainland wouldn’t know any better. I mean, how many people outside of DC know that Friendship Heights is part of Bethesda, MD?

  187. gigi-hawaii August 27, 2010 11:51 am


    I watched the 6th inning on HDTV. Awesome!!!

  188. Committed Road Warrior August 27, 2010 11:57 am


    Hey, I’m inside the Beltway and even I didn’t know that Friendship Heights (the MD part, that is) is part of Bethesda! I always figured it was part of Chevy Chase.

    But hey, I learn something new everyday!

  189. d1島 August 27, 2010 12:05 pm


    You are correct, Post Office-ally speaking….we do address everything “Waipahu, HI 96797”

    The area is conventionally referred to as “Waipio” only because of Mr. Gentry’s marketing acumen….

  190. VonAppen August 27, 2010 12:06 pm



    3 – COLORADO

    10 – @WASHINGTON

    17 – @UNLV

    24 – UC DAVIS


    1 – ST LOIUS

    8 – @KAHUKU

    15 – @KAMEHAMEHA

    22 – OPEN

    29 – MILILANI








  191. d1島 August 27, 2010 12:06 pm

    Not an Expert,

    d1″square”? Must be you don’t have the Japanese characters loaded on your con-fu-zah! 😉

  192. jm2375 August 27, 2010 12:08 pm

    CRW – oops my bad, I always forget about CC, but you get my point.

  193. d1島 August 27, 2010 12:12 pm


    Funny thing about that. When #1 son graduated from college he listed his hometown as “Waipio, Hawaii” in the program because, “I no like them think I from Waipahu!”


    …as if people in LaGrande, OR really knew the difference!

  194. al August 27, 2010 12:12 pm

    gigi…tomw same channel. texas vs hawaii @1000. united states championship game. winner plays taipei vs japan winner for all the marbles on sunday.

  195. Stretch August 27, 2010 12:16 pm

    Congratulations to the Wapio team!! No matter what, they are playing two more games since the losers tomorrow play again Sunday in a 3rd place game!!

  196. chawan_cut August 27, 2010 12:21 pm

    jm, re:# 195

    i thought you were forgetting me, and then i realized it was CC and not just cc.

  197. kruzen August 27, 2010 12:25 pm

    Enjoy reading WB blog, first time posting.

    Interesting blog from Deseret News:


  198. d1島 August 27, 2010 12:25 pm

    ….speaking of playing for (Japanese) marbles.


  199. Committed Road Warrior August 27, 2010 12:27 pm


    No prob. I’d be dreaming if I actually had a place in Friendship Heights…realistically not gonna happen any time soon, and especially not on my salary.

  200. Bstunna2002 August 27, 2010 12:37 pm

    Let’s just Hope Moniz reaches Brennan Status not so fond of the Timmy Chang status cause he does hold the NCAA Record for Ints…..

  201. d1島 August 27, 2010 12:39 pm


    Very interesting.

    Knowing there is a no-penalty out with the MWC it is also possible the BYU/ESPN negotiators might try to persuade schools to jump from the MWC to the WAC (or a new conference) with them. Schools that might be persuaded to align with BYU include Wyoming, Colorado State, Air Force and New Mexico.

  202. LizKauai m/ August 27, 2010 12:40 pm

    Welcome, kruzen!

  203. greenthumb August 27, 2010 12:46 pm

    dopaco24, one of the things I like about your schedules is that if UH posts winning seasons, we’ll definitely earn respect.

    Question, anyone know how to click on the name hyperlinks here without losing the WB screen since my track pad has no “right click” button? 🙁

  204. Stretch August 27, 2010 12:46 pm

    kruzen – thanks for the link.

    d1 #204 – I read that part and I know who will NOT be invited to this “new conference”. If something like this happens, we need to keep the WAC as is and have those guys join, not make a new one.

  205. Lili Crosthwaite August 27, 2010 12:54 pm

    Hi I discovered you on Facebook and I just wanted to say terrific web site!!

  206. d1島 August 27, 2010 12:55 pm


    …unless we could somehow leave behind….uhhh, maybe a Commish. 😉

  207. Garret August 27, 2010 12:57 pm

    The Sagarin ratings are out for 2010 and it is interesting to see how low the WAC leftovers are rated. Before I put this down too much (computer ratings before a season begins don’t mean much), according to these ratings UH should be expected to go 7-6 and make the Hawaii Bowl…that is better than some of the other preseason predictions I’ve seen.

    12 Boise State

    66 Fresno State

    78 Nevada

    84 Hawaii

    95 Louisiana Tech

    118 Utah State

    126 San Jose State

    133 Idaho

    152 New Mexico State

    Other UH opponents this season:

    4 USC

    135 Army

    73 Colorado

    100 UNLV

  208. d1島 August 27, 2010 12:57 pm

    Maybe with the revelation of all the e-mails from the last “Project” things are taking a little longer to develop now since everyone is relying on carrier pigeons! 😆

  209. Garret August 27, 2010 12:59 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of articles, including the one that kruzen posted, that mentions that BYU could start its own conference. One key point in several of the articles I’ve read is that by picking the right MWC/WAC/C-USA members, BYU could end up with a conference that would guarantee AQ status because it would be in the top 6 in all 3 categories.

    Unfortunately, if AQ status is the goal then UH would be left out of the new conference due to the last 2 football seasons. So, I’d prefer that BYU go independent and sign a 10-year scheduling deal with UH.

  210. Calvin from Kona August 27, 2010 1:01 pm

    Let’s join the ACC. I’ve been wanting to rack up some FF miles

  211. Cathie Baza August 27, 2010 1:03 pm

    There is certainly a whole lot to know about this. I consider you created some beneficial factors in Attributes also.

  212. Garret August 27, 2010 1:04 pm

    Everybody is speculating about how the MWC found out about the WAC’s plans with BYU. If we look at the timing of things, the MWC got serious about inviting Fresno/Nevada a day after Karl Benson had breakfast with UNLV’s AD and tried to convince UNLV and SDSU to join the WAC. One of the reasons Benson had to use to convince UNLV and SDSU to join would be BYU joining the WAC, and it was widely reported that UNLV and SDSU might join the WAC if BYU went to the WAC.

    So, Benson must have directly told UNLV and SDSU about the WAC’s plan with BYU. In theory that was a good way to try to convince them that the WAC would be better for them. However, it might not be a big stretch to conclude that UNLV and/or SDSU told the MWC about the WAC’s plan and then the MWC came up with their response to invite Fresno/Nevada.

    I don’t see any conspiracy theory needed for how the MWC found out about the WAC’s plan because the WAC told 2 MWC schools about it.

  213. d1島 August 27, 2010 1:11 pm


    Given that scenario, it would be pretty easy to eliminate one of those schools….I think it would be unlikely that UNLV would do anything to jeopardize a guaranteed sell-out every other season.

  214. Garret August 27, 2010 1:16 pm


    But doesn’t UNLV get to play UH anyway now? UH might be better for them as a nonconference opponent because UH doesn’t mind traveling to Vegas to play, where most AQ schools probably only want UNLV to play at their stadiums.

  215. Garret August 27, 2010 1:17 pm

    It has been reported in multiple places that both UNLV and SDSU decided to turn down the WAC *before* the MWC invited Fresno/Nevada. So, once those schools had decided they were staying in the MWC, wasn’t it their duty to let the MWC know what the WAC was planning?

  216. Calvin from Kona August 27, 2010 1:19 pm

    Can’t we all just get along?

  217. Calvin from Kona August 27, 2010 1:24 pm

    How about we start a California – Hawaii conference. Sponsored by a local hotel chain and Hawaiian Airlines. UH Hilo, KCC (to be named UH-Kahala) HCC (UH-Kalihi) UH West, UH Maui and throw in UC Irvine, UC San Diego, etc..

    Heck while we’re at it, tear down Aloha Stadium and build a smaller one on Sand Island

    Oh and let me bring beer into the games

    oh and…

  218. (Jesse) James August 27, 2010 1:25 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos….

    Congrats Waipio!!!! Well done gentlemen….now on to Texas!!!!

    Okay, we all know that Waipio is, well, Waipio. However, the ESPN guys are using the United States Postal Zone Code (ZIP Code) designation to determine where Waipio is…which, in this case, is the Town of Waipahu….that is why they keep calling it Waipahu….Sort of like why we don’t here people say Waikele, Hawaii even though we know where Waikele is….Waikele falls under the jurisdiction of Waipahu…technically speaking of course….

  219. d1島 August 27, 2010 1:32 pm


    Well, it seems like UNLV was really “rolling the dice” if they were the whistle-blowers…or was Karl Benson just not that persuasive?

    I wonder who picked up the check at breakfast?

  220. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 1:35 pm

    Here’s an idea.


    “It’s not easy BLEEDING GREEN.”

    All things worth having aren’t easy.

  221. A-House August 27, 2010 2:07 pm


    You are one up on me as I had no idea what Friendship Hts was – must be for the very “ritzy” types who hold nose up in air?

    When you ready, buy one house and bring them down to “tsaiko” level – he he!

  222. haka August 27, 2010 2:09 pm


    what’d i miss?


    Wai peee ooooooo!

    Aieeeeesos Ma rrrreeee ahhhhhh!

    Congrats to the little boys of summer…Hawaiian style!

    Michelle -10

    Leads by 3

    Go Michelle!

    Wooo hooo!

    Volleyball tonight!


    It’s a great day to support Hawaii sports!

    #223 kazz


  223. Stephen Tsai August 27, 2010 2:12 pm


    A team doesn’t get a 13th game for a home game. Only for a game in Hawaii. So those road games in October and November have to come off.

  224. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 2:13 pm


    Please e-mail Pomai at pomai (at) nawahine (dot) com.

    There were technical issues with his PC and lost some contact information.

  225. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 2:14 pm


    Kermit was right too.

    It’s also NOT easy just being GREEN, let alone bleeding it!!!

  226. Pomai August 27, 2010 2:14 pm

    Maybe JD ought to put together a season sports package, tickets for all sports.

  227. al August 27, 2010 2:18 pm

    kruzen…thanks ah. glad to see you aboard. tailgater? can?

  228. al August 27, 2010 2:20 pm

    nothing against the guy…i just met him.

    but, back in the day we used say, “cruisin’ for a bruisin'” to someone who was asking for it.

    just brought back memories of the old waikiki scene.

  229. Slugger August 27, 2010 2:31 pm


    People at the LLWS are wearing shirts that say “Waipahu” on the back, so I’m sure the announcers are keying off the shirts. Don’t the announcers sit toward the back of the stands? So, they are looking at light blue shirts that say “Waipahu”.

    Women’s Volleyball game tonight, tomorrow and Sunday!

    David Graves’ HS team, Folsom High in CA, is playing against Grant High on ESPN2 at 4 pm today. Kevin Spain told me his HS team, Paradise Valley, is also going to be on ESPN sometime this weekend during the HS-featured games on ESPN. Saw Kevin on the sidelines wearing a sling on his R arm at the last open practice. Heal up!

  230. Not an Expert August 27, 2010 2:34 pm

    There are some who like to report other source’s comments that are more negative to the interest of UH and the WAC. Jounalism can be slanted by one’s view. If that maybe so, on the negative side keep them away from this blog. If positive report it. As we know the press and news media can play an influential part in molding people’s thoughts.

    In my opinion and I believe there maybe others that share this view, some bloggers seem to be pro UH and WAC but their reports from sources of information that is brought here need not be made. What good does a person’s opinion or reporting that cannot be substantiated that is of a negative influence, be of any good to UH. We need to have a devil’s advocate but do it in a way that will bring constructive actions for people of UH to work towards or fight against.

    I am not saying negative things about UH or the WAC should be censored, I am saying to think what is reported. For negative comments from other sources maybe serving their interest not UH or the WAC, which can bring more bad than good. Remember the power of the blog (internet). If this statement rattles your emotion, than more than likely you are one of them.

    OK let the doodoo fly.

  231. madeinhawaii August 27, 2010 2:35 pm


    Hold down your shift key when you click on a link to open it in a new window… or your ctrl key to open it in a new tab.

  232. kruzen August 27, 2010 2:38 pm

    Thanks, LizKauai.


    Tailgating was a blast, but I live on Maui now but thanks for asking.

  233. dopaco24 August 27, 2010 2:39 pm


    Which road games? I factored 12 game schedules for all road opponents.

  234. tommui August 27, 2010 2:43 pm

    CALVIN FROM KONA: Did you leave on your cruise yet?

    I got an old edition of Anne Vipond’s book Alaska by Cruise Ship that I forgot to bring to the SteveM’s cruiser lunch.

    Be glad to send it to you if you let me or SteveM have your mail address.

  235. HawaiiMongoose August 27, 2010 2:46 pm

    Garret, re #212, if I’m not mistaken there are new NCAA rules going into effect next season that require a new conference to establish “continuity” in order to qualify for NCAA championship play in non-football sports. The continuity requirement is that at least 6 members of the new conference have played together for at least 8 years. If that’s correct, then the only way BYU could start its own conference would be to bring along 5 teams from the MWC. That sounds like a stretch to me.

    A more achievable (but still difficult) goal would be for BYU to resurrect the WAC as a home for its non-football sports by bringing in a couple of MWC or CUSA schools, ideally ones that are strong in basketball such as SDSU, UNLV and New Mexico. I know better than to get my hopes up that such an effort could succeed, but it would be a lifesaver for UH.

  236. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 2:49 pm

    We’ve all coped with flying doodoo over the past week or so.

    At this point, I think everyone is now having to learn how to catch it without it exploding in your hands.

  237. dopaco24 August 27, 2010 2:49 pm


    Most of the road opponents I scheduled have less than 3 OOC games scheduled. Navy had 11 games scheduled. I think notre dame had 9 scheduled for 2013.

    I apologize for misspelling your name earlier. I’ve been responding to SteveM most of the time.

  238. kama krab August 27, 2010 2:55 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    The way I’m looking at it right now, if BYU and Espn are in on some kind of negotiations to start a new conference I think Hawaii would have more than a decent shot at being a part of the party. I say this because Espn loves Hawaii and would probably go to bat for Hawaii if asked. BYU could also still have some good feelings toward Hawaii thus the talks of starting a 10 year home-and-home with us.

    I agree that if it is AQ status that BYU is looking for then yes we may be left out but I do have a feeling that whether it be BYU and others to the WAC or BYU starting a new conference with the help of ESPN, Hawaii might just be in a good position if AQ status is not the only factor. JMO

  239. Kazz August 27, 2010 2:58 pm

    A time machine, a sniper rifle, and a bell tower might also serve as a lifesaver for UH.

  240. wafan August 27, 2010 3:01 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Let us not repeat the UT scenario.

  241. d1島 August 27, 2010 3:03 pm


    Get plenny really good local HS ack-shun this weekend….no need look at mainland games!

    Let’s Go Saints!

    Oh, I bettah get ready fo hit da road….das a lo-o-o-ng drive!


    Let’s go!

  242. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 3:08 pm


    Winning teams are defined by leadership.

  243. dopaco24 August 27, 2010 3:12 pm

    Haha! I found my flaw in the schedule. Stanford will have 13 games because they will play 9 conference games. Most conferences play 8. Anywho, quick fix. Sub arizona state with stanford in 2011. Cal is good for 2012.

  244. (Jesse) James August 27, 2010 3:16 pm

    Congrats to the team Captains….Leadership is the key. Just remember…in the words of Bear Bryant “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”

  245. al August 27, 2010 3:20 pm

    kruzen maui cattle?

    next time. you come by.

  246. al August 27, 2010 3:21 pm

    d1…no forget pick me up along the way.

    i like grind some kahuku shrimp truck, too.

  247. Stephen Tsai August 27, 2010 3:28 pm

    Not to worry, Dopaco. I think you’ve come up with some pretty good work

  248. CoolEthan August 27, 2010 3:30 pm

    Regarding the Shrimp trucks…

    Where those shrimps from?

  249. wafan August 27, 2010 3:32 pm

    Hope the Docs are able to quickly find some inexpensive wheels! From the posts it sure looks like they are busy and involved up to their eyebrows with civic business.

    Way to go!!!

  250. wafan August 27, 2010 3:35 pm

    CoolEthan . . .

    News report last night about the shrimp farms. Most have closed. One of them supplies only one truck — I think the owner of the farm is the owner of the truck. The rest of the trucks get the bulk of their cheap shrimp from Asia.

  251. CoolEthan August 27, 2010 3:43 pm

    Thanks wafan.

    Every time i’m in safeway and see those BIG buggers from Asia that resemble menehune lobsters, I remind myself “Hawaii can be growing those in managed Aqua culture tanks.

    Anyone salivating yet?

  252. al August 27, 2010 3:56 pm

    it is funny because they are in kahuku selling shrimps by the tons. but, i am sure the shrimp is caught off the mekong delta or somewhere in southeast asia.

  253. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 4:02 pm


    UT scenario?

  254. LizKauai m/ August 27, 2010 4:10 pm

    Well, ST… Skins took it to your J-E-T-S … but it is only preseason…

  255. CoolEthan August 27, 2010 4:10 pm

    NAVY actually has TWO open dates TWO years in a row?

    Fill ’em.

    Bring on our Armed Forces academies.

    The more Da Betta..




    I want all three

    btw, Air Force is gonna do some MWC damage this year. hint hint

  256. CoolEthan August 27, 2010 4:12 pm

    “Support Out Troops!”

    Should be on UH helmets or jerseys.

    Hawaii survives thanks to our military instituions. Time to show some support

  257. Steve August 27, 2010 4:14 pm

    When it comes to the Military Academies, they do not have to worry about travel expense. That comes out of the Federal Government coffers.

  258. Mad Dog August 27, 2010 4:15 pm

    #241 kama krab might have something to the story that BYU and ESPN are in talks to start a new conference.

    …reports have surfaced that the WAC and/or BYU have approached Houston, UTEP and SMU of Conference USA recently about their interest.

    Also Friday, the Birmingham (Ala.) News reported that ESPN director of college sports programming Burke Magnus has acknowledged the cable sports giant has had discussions with BYU about its possible plans for independency in football.


  259. Not an Expert August 27, 2010 4:21 pm

    If Hawaii can stay on the mainland for about 10 to 12 days to play two games why don’t Army and Navy do the same and come to Hawaii. Big interest from the military population here. The stadium can be rocking with locals probably attendidng too with ties to former coaches and players.

    Thus one leaves and go back to the mainland and the other stays for a week to enjoy Oahu and play UH. With the military facilities Army or Navy can stary here at the expense of our military.

    Good for Hawaii and good for the military moral. Army and Navy can still play another game at their home field. Imagine the revenge factor for one team after losing to the other in the first game.

  260. al August 27, 2010 4:25 pm

    black eye n beef steak.

    back in the day, when refrigerators were literally iceboxes. a person who got a blackeye (or an oweee) was told to use a piece of steak that was kept in the icebox. it stayed relatively cold for a reasonable period. the ice block in the icebox was too valuable and precious to use on the black eye, therefore, they used the steak instead. rechill it before it became well done and reused without using that ice.

    make sense?

    okay i just made it up.

  261. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 4:27 pm

    There are a lot of military folk stationed here that have taken UH as their “hanai” team.

  262. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 27, 2010 4:33 pm

    Quick report. The car has been found – some damage to the steering column and all our stuff stolen, but at least it’s driveable. DrDoc is on his way home now.

    PLANT A NATIVE TREE Update. Please help us with finding additional locations for fundraisers. Click my name for contact information.

    In addition to being able to make tax-deductible donations on the PLant A Native Tree Campaign’s website – http://www.plantanativetree.org – or by mailing in a check, the Windward Ahupua`a Alliance will be holding several special event fund-raisers held in various communities throughout O`ahu as well as sponsoring at least one more major HI-5 Drive between now and October 10 to help raise funds. As of this writing, no local foundation has approved WAA’s request to help underwrite the PLANT Campaign

    We need recommendations for other fund-raising sites on the North Shore, in Central O`ahu, West O`ahu or Aiea-Pearl City, and a couple of other locations in the urban core – preferably at a locally-owned restaurant or a free location & a reasonably-priced catering service – as well as contact information for groups & organizations who would be interested in learning more about the PLANT Campaign.

    We also need to get the word out to individuals & businesses who might be willingto become a major Campaign sponsor. What major Campaign sponsor would mean is something to discuss on a one-2-one basis, but it would be a combination of money and volunteers. I’m sure that being part of the Campaign would be beneficial to anyone wanting to be associated with improving their community.

    PLant A Native Tree Campaign Fundraiser #1


    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Murphy’s Bar & Grill

    Merchant Street & Nu`uanu Avenue in downtown Honolulu

    PLant A Native Tree Campaign Fundraiser #2


    4 pm to to 6 pm

    Pali Lanes – Special Event Room

    120 Hekili Street – downtown Kailua

    Heavy pupus & non-alcoholic drinks included with a no-host bar available

    Suggested donation for both events – $25 of which $20 is tax-deductible

    OFF TO SPORTS. Hope to see some Tsai=kos at the opening match of the 2010 Wahine Volleyball season.

  263. Hawaiianbod August 27, 2010 4:34 pm

    Condolences to GMA Honey and the Rodrigues Ohana.

    (hmmm, might be somehow related)


  264. Kazz (click to support UH softball) August 27, 2010 4:39 pm


    Congrats on finding the car. It’s rare a stolen car get’s found, but at least it’s driveable right?

    There is a place for those CRIMINALS that did it and just their luck the Mountain West Conference is looking to expand.

  265. Old School Dave August 27, 2010 4:41 pm

    What’s the status of the Oceanic Time Warner – ESPN dispute? Is ESPN programming being cut on Sept 2nd, thus no UH-USC game on the tube?

  266. haka August 27, 2010 4:41 pm

    Black eye peas and queues

    1.Never put raw meat on a black eye. There is a first aid myth that putting steak on a black eye will help it heal faster. It will not. In fact, putting raw meat on a black eye is more likely to cause an infection (E coli).

    2.Never put pressure on the eyeball. Eyes are delicate and pressure can lead to serious permanent injury.

    3.Ice works to decrease swelling, but there’s not really anything that can be done for the discoloration. It will eventually fade.

  267. haka August 27, 2010 4:54 pm






    more of the same!

    And then it begins…

    the season opener…..



  268. haka August 27, 2010 4:55 pm

    And looking down the road a little…..

    Vander Joaquim C 6-10 240 So.

    Douglas Kurtz C 7-0 265 Sr.

    Bill Amis F 6-9 220 Sr.

    Josten Thomas F 6-7 225 So.

    Trevor Wiseman F 6-7 210 Fr.

    Dominick Brumfield F 6-8 220 So.

    Bobby Miles G 6-1 190 Fr.

    Hiram Thompson G 6-2 175 Sr.

    Zane Johnson G 6-6 210 Jr.

    Anthony Salter G 5-11 175 Jr.

    Beau Albrechtson G 6-4 205 Jr.

    Jordan Coleman G 6-4 175 Fr.

    Bo Barnes G 6-4 195 Fr.

    Go Warriors!

  269. haka August 27, 2010 4:57 pm

    ok…’nuff already….latas

  270. al August 27, 2010 4:57 pm

    whoa…haka. either you may be an opthalmologist or had many a black eye.

  271. al August 27, 2010 5:02 pm

    i believe you could add pi’i minns, former kamehameha grad to the list. he left chaminade to walk on to manoa. he needs to try out but i am sure he’ll make it through.

  272. Duster August 27, 2010 5:02 pm

    Re. 215,

    Timing is everything when putting together a deal. Leaking information on an impending deal to the other side is sheer stupidity. SDSU and UNLV have a fiduciary duty to MWC to report BYU’s conduct as it could hurt the conference. What was Benson thinking? Why not finalize the deal, then approach UNLV and SDSU? UNLV and SDSU may have bolted to the WAC if BYU joined, and Nevada and Fresno State were still there.

  273. greenthumb August 27, 2010 5:02 pm

    madeinhawaii — thanks for the key commands, all the better to keep track of the conference news!

    #262 and others, yeah, it would be great to have all 3 service academies back on our schedule on a regular basis. Are you additionally suggesting that Army and Navy also face off here? That could be pretty big, especially if the schedules permitted that game to be toward the end of November or early December. Something to think about.

    #265 WassupDoc, glad your car has been found and works. 🙂 Re: the tree program, not sure whether your timeline would let you work with Girl Scouts. Those guys have a lot of specific (safety) rules, but also can turn out a lot of happy, helpful volunteers, who also spread the word to families/friends. You might want to talk with Council to see if there is time to get help from some older Juniors working on Bronze projects or Cadettes/Seniors wanting organizational experience/service hours.

  274. Duster August 27, 2010 5:07 pm

    Maybe I should have said “[l]eaking information on an impending deal to a competitor . . . .”

  275. wafan August 27, 2010 5:09 pm

    W-Doc . . .

    Great news!!!

  276. wafan August 27, 2010 5:11 pm

    Kazz . . .

    A bunch of years back a sniper hid at the top of a bell tower on at the University of Texas — nost real sure of the campus/town, though. Anyhow, he killed several before being killed.

    We really do not want a repeat of that!

  277. wafan August 27, 2010 5:14 pm

    W-Doc . . .

    Just a thought about the trees and some help. You might want to contact service clubs at the high schools. They are always looking for community service projects. In particular SkillsUSA, DECA, FBLA, Key Club, etc. They may be able to mobilize their members but will need some time to get forms signed and collected.

    See if you can work through the various ASBs to get the word out.

    Good luck!!!

  278. Calvin from Kona August 27, 2010 5:16 pm

    Tommui – leave next weekend…after Hawaii – USC game and we’ll be at Tsaikogate

  279. Calvin from Kona August 27, 2010 5:17 pm

    Haka is happy about the 4 W’s

  280. Calvin from Kona August 27, 2010 5:19 pm

    Today’s blog should be titled “Fantasy Football Schedule”

  281. greenthumb August 27, 2010 5:23 pm

    #268 Old School Dave, one LA Times blogger says the Time Warner-ESPN holdup is because of Disney. Click on my name for link.

  282. RoyGBivs [Terence Twk Wong] August 27, 2010 5:35 pm




    S17 @ UNLV**

    S23 UC DAVIS


    O8 @NAVY**

    O15 @WYOMING**


    O29 SMU

    N5 @ TOLEDO


    N19 @ AIR FORCE**

    N26 NEBRASKA (Big10?)



    S1 @ USC

    S8 @ BYU

    S15 LAMAR

    S22 UNLV**


    O6 AIR FORCE**



    O27 WYOMING**

    N3 @ MEMPHIS

    N10 NAVY**

    N17 @ SMU

    N24 SYRACUSE (BigEast)



    A31 USC

    S7 @ HOUSTON

    S14 BYU




    O12 SMU


    O26 AIR FORCE**

    N2 @ NAVY**

    N9 @ WYOMING**

    N16 TOLEDO

    N23 @ TEXAS TECH

    N30 ARMY**


    **Trophy Games.

  283. RoyGBivs [Terence Twk Wong] August 27, 2010 5:42 pm


    S1 @ USC

    S8 @ BYU

    S15 LAMAR

    S22 UNLV**


    O6 AIR FORCE**



    O27 WYOMING**

    N3 NAVY**

    N10 @ MEMPHIS

    N17 @ SMU

    N24 SYRACUSE (BigEast)


    ooops, had to change Navy/Memphis dates

  284. Shoko August 27, 2010 5:45 pm

    Woohoo, what great news of Waipio. Does anyone know if that kid Shackles will be able to pitch tomorrow?

  285. Steve August 27, 2010 5:49 pm


    Shackles will not be able to pitch the rest of the tournament. Waipio will be going with the lefthander that finished today’s game.

  286. Shoko August 27, 2010 5:59 pm

    Ah thanks, Steve.

    That Shackles is really impressive tho, as well as the the pitcher that finished. Akau played well and played with emotion. Gotta love that! All in all, everyone played great. Congratulations to the coaches and the players. They earned it. Wish them the best tomorrow. Go Waipio!

  287. dopaco24 August 27, 2010 6:04 pm

    I also have a 14 game schedule in 2013, 🙁

    I should have reviewed mine a little more. I was just basing it on one bye week per 14 week season. 2013 has 15 weeks. I will take Army off of 2013 as the Washington game may more than likely be moved up to an earlier date or canceled due to the PAC 12 conference championship. So here’s my revised schedule:



    3 – COLORADO

    10 – @WASHINGTON

    17 – @UNLV

    24 – UC DAVIS



    8 – @NAVY

    15 – @NOTRE DAME

    22 – OPEN

    29 – UTAH STATE


    5 – @SJSU


    19 – BYU

    26 – ARMY





    1 – @USC

    8 – @BYU

    15 – LAMAR

    22 – UNLV

    29 – STANFORD



    13 – @ CAL


    27 – OPEN


    3 – @ALABAMA

    10 –NOTRE DAME*possible designated home game on mainland


    24 – NAVY




    31 – USC


    7 – UTAH

    14 – BYU


    28 – @NAVY


    5- @MARYLAND

    12 – OPEN

    19 – UTAH STATE

    26 – @UNLV


    2 – ALABAMA A&M

    9 – @SYRACUSE

    16 – @NOTRE DAME

    23 – BAYLOR

    30 – OPEN



  288. A-House August 27, 2010 6:14 pm

    Steve – your #260:

    not quite exactly correct as each academy using military transportation is “charged” against their budget by the Air force for use of their air craft and crew

    same was true for the Army Reseve flying to Japan for annual training – some times it was cheaper to fly commercial, but we were mandated to use military aircraft or “charter” a civilian craft.

  289. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 27, 2010 7:00 pm

    Wow. The Rainbow Wahine volleyball team’s uniforms are now provided by Under Armour.

  290. Body Workout 101 August 27, 2010 7:03 pm

    The Warrior Beat| UH football, University of Hawaii athletics ……

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

  291. madeinhawaii August 27, 2010 7:19 pm

    That Grant HS crushed Folsom… 49 – 14 with a minute to go…

  292. Old School Dave August 27, 2010 7:30 pm

    #284: greenthumb: Mahalo for the link. Sounds ominous to say the least. Fingers crossed.

  293. Matt August 27, 2010 7:35 pm


    Letting you know that I’m now in Petaluma since you asked me to do so earlier this Summer.

  294. Matt August 27, 2010 7:47 pm

    Senator Inouye is the chair of the appropriations committee. He can just give the Academies more money in their budget to travel to Hawaii. 😉

  295. wafan August 27, 2010 7:54 pm

    Congratulations to the Warrior captains.

  296. Hank August 27, 2010 8:20 pm


  297. al August 27, 2010 8:36 pm


  298. protector August 27, 2010 8:45 pm

    Ipu Man on #177,

    I have to disagree with you in your comparison to Tom Brady who happens to be one of my favorite pro QBs of all time. It’s actually pretty insulting that you mention Timmy Chang in the same breath with Brady. Though Timmy (perhaps) had some grasp of the offense, he often bounced balls to receivers or overthrew them by 10-20 yards. He rarely knew the right time to pull-up and run. Colt and Rolo were far in advance of him after a little more than a year with the same offense. Timmy would throw a long pass that didn’t get within 8 yards of his receiver and bragged that sometimes you have to do it to “excite” the crowd; what a babooze. Colt completed 40% of his long balls (over 30 yards). I doubt Timmy completed even 20% of his “heaves” down the field. I can only remember one game where he played a complete game; the kind of game that many of us had wanted to see him be ABLE to play-I think it was the Houston game. I agree more with ‘rage777’s realistic assessment of Timmy.

  299. expat August 27, 2010 8:48 pm

    San Diego giving the Wahine all they can handle.

  300. whitey August 27, 2010 8:53 pm

    I thought Shoji wanted more production from the middle, but what is more glaring is the wahines are playing with no emotion.

  301. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 27, 2010 9:11 pm

    San Diego isnt that impressive. We look just are off. Plain as that.

  302. HawaiiMongoose August 27, 2010 9:13 pm

    It’ll take time for the newcomers to get on the same page with the returnees. There’s no substitute for experience.

  303. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 27, 2010 9:17 pm

    I still don’t get why people leave after the 4th set going to a 5th… 🙄

  304. OldDiver August 27, 2010 9:18 pm

    That Satele is an incredible athlete. Once the volleyball team gets their timing down we will be in for another magical season.

  305. whitey August 27, 2010 9:22 pm

    SDSU may not be impressive to some, but I give them credit for winning game 2 and 3 the old fashion way of keeping the ball in play and taking full advantage of the wahines errors.

  306. whitey August 27, 2010 9:29 pm

    kazz, i agree on not understanding why fans want to leave when the match is still not over and the 5th game is very good. Basically, I think it is avoiding the traffic after the game.

  307. whitey August 27, 2010 9:36 pm

    but I can see why fans leave early when the warriors play unlv in vegas. their exit roads from the stadium sucks.

  308. whitey August 27, 2010 9:38 pm

    very good finish for the wahines, but kudos to SDSU for putting up a very good match.

  309. whitey August 27, 2010 9:42 pm

    the kicker from baldwin hs is very accurate and can kick some long range fg, but more impressive is that he is also a kick returner and had a 99 yds td. he is a sr.

  310. jm2375 August 27, 2010 9:54 pm

    Correction – Wahine played USD, not SDSU.

  311. al August 27, 2010 9:55 pm

    it’s the same folks who leave in the seventh inning with the game tied.

    if beating the traffic is more important, then why bother?

  312. jm2375 August 27, 2010 9:56 pm

    Kazz – last season we, the Screechers and I, were closing the place down. Happy Trails to You… 😀

  313. Derek August 27, 2010 10:01 pm

    Whitey, SDSU is San Diego St. Univ. We played University of San Diego which is a private school from the West Coast Conference. SDSU is in the Mountain West Conference. It can get confusing sometimes and it’s understandable.

  314. SteveM August 27, 2010 10:04 pm


    August 27th, 2010 at 7:35 pm


    Letting you know that I’m now in Petaluma since you asked me to do so earlier this Summer.

    Thank you, sir! Now listing you with the “northern California” Bay area Tsai-kos, lead by brew808. Standby for possible Tsai-ko get-togethers in the Bay area, if interested.

    Hope you like Petaluma. It’s been 20 years since I’ve been there, but the facilities were just building up then. Was a nice quiet place to work and teach.

  315. RedZone August 27, 2010 10:05 pm

    Kahuku romping over St Loius 49-20 in the 4th quarter.

  316. RedZone August 27, 2010 10:13 pm

    ST Louis scores and now it is 49-27 with 3:23 left in the game.

  317. RedZone August 27, 2010 10:14 pm

    Oh, Oh ST Louis recovers onside kick,

  318. RedZone August 27, 2010 10:22 pm

    Pau game. Kahuku wins. 49-27.

  319. RedZone August 27, 2010 10:23 pm

    And my Governors beat Kamehameha 21-12.

  320. Slugger August 27, 2010 10:40 pm

    I take it the Wahine won tonight. I was with classmates listening to music & dancing hula.


    You know Dean from Kamehameha Glee Club.

    Waiting for KFVE to show the replay…

  321. Slugger August 27, 2010 10:51 pm


    Whew! Good to hear that your car was found. Hope it’s not too damaged.

  322. Slugger August 27, 2010 11:07 pm


    #244 ~ David Graves’ coach was going to try to get another player here next year. Thought it might be interesting to watch Folsom & see who was hot. BUT…I took off to go listen to Hawaiian music tonight with some classmates ‘o mine. So, it’s WVB replay for me right now.

    I know you had fun in Kahuku even though the Saints didn’t win this game.


    Really? I don’t want to eat shrimp from Asia! Which truck uses local shrimp?

  323. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 27, 2010 11:12 pm

    Leaving before a vball match that goes into extra sets on opening night is the “small time” mentality that cripples us sometimes.

    To beat traffic? Where the heck are grandma and grandpa headed to at 9:30pm on a Friday night?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

  324. LizKauai (iPad) August 27, 2010 11:28 pm

    Ok. I’ve calmed down enuf from the Wahine game to try to go to sleep.

    All the best to Waipio, Michelle in Canada, the Wahine and the Raiders.

    Nitey nite!

  325. Slugger August 27, 2010 11:35 pm


    I know my Momma, her 90 y.o. cousin, and his kids were there till the end. Not all of ’em leave early…

    Night, Liz!

  326. Curt August 27, 2010 11:38 pm

    Nitey nite everyone. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  327. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 27, 2010 11:48 pm

    I am amazed at the number of Old Futs – in our section anyhow – who come to Wahine volleyball to sit there grim-faced with their arms crossed over their chests wearing their clamped-on headphones giving stink-eye to anyone who makes a little noise. They bring their own food, chompnchompnchomp, and never speak to anyone whether in their group or not. And like Kazz says, they get up and leave no matter what’s going down on the court in order to avoid getting hung-up in traffic.

    Why bother to come to The Stan if it’s that discomfitting?

  328. bb August 27, 2010 11:54 pm

    so people leaving early to avoid traffic….

    what people gonna do next thursday? that qualifies as gridlock

  329. d1島 August 28, 2010 12:04 am


    Das a really good Red Raider squad…esp. the OLine!

    Wow! 😯

    Not surprised that the Govs rule Kalihi (sorry you Merry Monarchs).

    Somewhere a LongTimeUHFan is singing Cheerio! 😉

  330. d1島 August 28, 2010 12:05 am


    Glad you folks got your car back.


  331. Slugger August 28, 2010 12:06 am

    I miss LTUHFan…

  332. Slugger August 28, 2010 12:13 am

    Off the ‘puter to fall asleep watching the Wahine game…


  333. SteveM August 28, 2010 1:07 am

    Yeah, many of us miss Long Time UH Fan. He was one of the people who defined the character of the blog…the kindly grandfather whose footsteps we all walked in…and his humor. His humor and las vegas’s (rasu begsau) lifted the blog. Then (J)James and Da Punchbowl Kid with all the Portagee jokes until it got “banned”. 🙂

    I bet a lot of bloggers today don’t know that–that the Portagee jokes were requested to stop. Seems like a long time ago. Ohhh well… goodnight.

  334. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 1:17 am

    August 27th, 2010 at 11:48 pm I am amazed at the number of Old Futs – in our section anyhow – who come to Wahine volleyball to sit there grim-faced with their arms crossed over their chests wearing their clamped-on headphones giving stink-eye to anyone who makes a little noise. They bring their own food, chompnchompnchomp, and never speak to anyone whether in their group or not. And like Kazz says, they get up and leave no matter what’s going down on the court in order to avoid getting hung-up in traffic Why bother to come to The Stan if it’s that discomfitting?

    THANK YOU!!!!

  335. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 1:19 am

    Great to see a lot of student athletes out tonight.

  336. haro bmx August 28, 2010 2:54 am

    Supreme Post…Tanks 4 sharing!

  337. RainbowCliff August 28, 2010 3:49 am

    Good morning Tsaiko Nation as news from USC is as follow: Keys to the USC football season will be handed to #13 freshmen wide out Robert Woods and corner back Nickell Robey as both touted H.S. All Americans are penciled in to start as well as freshmen tailback Dillion Baxter who would of been the third if it was not for violating team rules and drawing a one game suspension.

    All three players are superior athletes with Woods I have personally seen with uncanny catching ability as he is fast with cat quick moves to gain more yards as he carry tacklers by the waist line as I am not surprise to hear that he is starting. I work out with his uncle

    at 24 hour fitness who is proud of his nephew’s decesion to stay at USC and make his mark

    among the elite receivers in USC story book history !

    Robey, from Frostproof, Florida is 5’8″ but is a BIG playmaking db as he can cover and tackle with blinding closing speed. Despite his size he would be the FIRST true freshmen corner back to start an opener and will also play on special teams.

    Also going to see quality time will be red shirt freshmen corner back Torin Harris and freshmen receivers Markieth Ambles and Kyle Prater as they too will be making their debuts in Honolulu against the Warriors.

    Kiffin states ” Freshmen are going to make mistakes as most of them do but we’re going to get it out of them right now so they can win down the stretch as opposed to waiting until some one gets hurt in week 4 or 5 and you’re in the middle of conference play and throwing

    a guy out there for th first time in a critical game”.

    Against Hawaii’s pass happy run n shoot offense, USC will deploy five defensive backs as Robey would play the nickel back with 6’1″ 185 lbs freshmen db Torin Harris who intercepted several passes during camp, playing opposite of senior cornerback Shareece Wright who will line up against Salas.

    5’7″ kicker Joe Houston a fifth year senior will do kick offs, extra points and field goals as he was awarded a scholarship this past week after winning the starting job. Sophomore linebacker #42 Devon Kennard will be the starting middle linebacker as he displaces junior linebacker Chris Galippo who started every game last season. Galippo, however, is to play multiple snaps in a line backer corp that are fast and HEAVY hitters that includes senior outside linebackers Malcolm Smith and Michael Morgan.

    Trojans will work out today (Saturday). They also will practice Sunday and Monday with a short workout Tuesday before departing for Hawaii. Nearly the 7,500 alumni, fans and supporters will be leaving this weekend to invade waikiki and time share sites around the Island as September 2nd is just FIVE days away and hopefully the Warriors can keep it close and MAYBE shock the whole college football world with a GREAT win in it’s illustrious football history !


  338. Slugger August 28, 2010 5:13 am

    Thanks for the report, Rainbow Cliff. I think we can ween um!

    I’m up, I’m up…no kope tonight, so it musta been the tea…argh!

  339. mctruck August 28, 2010 5:19 am

    Going over the game stats for the Falcons/Dolphins game yesterday……wonder why Davon Bess was not used in the passing game????…or was he used but was never the intended reciever?

    Just one stat was Bess used on a punt/kick-off return for, ten-yards.

  340. LizKauai (iPad) August 28, 2010 5:20 am

    “Mick Fiver wants to know what are the chances that Colt Brennan makes the team or gets any playing time during the preseason and if they were to let him go, when would it happen and then what… he heads to the CFL? 

    I honestly think the chances of Colt Brennan making this team are slim to none and I’ve thought that since they announced that they signed him. Bottom line is that Brennan missed too much of the offseason to really be a factor. Bruce Gradkowski came back to practice this week and will likely get a majority of the second half playing time in the contest tonight against the San Francisco 49ers as the team tries to decide if there really is a competition for the second string spot between Gradkowski and Kyle Boller.

    But, I also see Colt Brennan getting his most extensive NFL playing time during his career in next week’s final preseason game at home against Seattle. The starters will most likely be held to a series or two during that game. That will be the deciding factor for Brennan on whether or not they will keep him around as a practice squad player. If you are wondering about him clearing the waiver wire and being eligible for the practice squad for the Raiders, let me just say that I highly doubt many teams are looking for a third string quarterback with very little NFL experience on his resume at this point in the season.”

  341. mctruck August 28, 2010 5:22 am

    Fingers crossed for CB to get more playing time in the raiders/49ers game today.

  342. Ronnie August 28, 2010 5:34 am

    Good Morning!

    Any LoCal Tsaikos ready for a Calf Call?

    Game Day Tailgate (sort of)

    Thursday, September 2nd

    11:30 am

    Da Lu’au Hawaiian Grill

    14151 Jeffrey Road

    Irvine, CA 92620

    TEL: (949) 748-8855


    (one block east of the I-5 in the Kohl Shopping Center)

  343. whitey August 28, 2010 5:51 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  344. whitey August 28, 2010 5:54 am

    Shouldn’t be hard on fans who leave early cause without them, the attendance would be less. They contribute to all of UH’s program like any other fan and I’ll bet that some of them have been to almost all of the Wahines games at UH. Fans comes in different sizes, shapes, ages, etc, but the bottom line is that they are willing to support UH by buying tickets and being there.

  345. whitey August 28, 2010 5:56 am

    ok, d1 no need go ho hi today, but know he going hi hi cheering this weekend. Got game today, so have a great weekend and may sunshine bring joy and good health to all of you.

  346. A-joe August 28, 2010 6:08 am

    Gmorning Whitey! Ronnie! mctruck! Slugger! Lizkauai! and the rest of youz maka piapia Tsaikos! =)

  347. Slugger August 28, 2010 6:15 am

    Good morning, whitey, Ronnie, mctruck, A-Joe, LizKauai, Rainbow Cliff!

    GO WAIPIO!!!


    You got a point, whitey. No geevum hard time. When you get older, sometimes you gotta go early. At least they went to the game.

    I’m going to be really interested in seeing how large the crowd swells to when the students can go for free.

  348. haka August 28, 2010 6:18 am

    #347 whitey

    I agree with you totally. I too get disappointed when fans leave early, but the fact is, they came and that is good enough for me. Support is support and is not defined because a fan stayed until the end or not. It is mind boggling though. Fifth set? Fourth quarter and 2 minutes left down 2 with possession? I have seen it and wonder why, but ours is not to wonder why, ours is to support or die.

  349. haka August 28, 2010 6:20 am

    Ok, back to business!

    GO WAIPIO!!!

    All the mana to them this morning.

    Go West!

    Go West!

    Go West young men!

  350. Slugger August 28, 2010 6:20 am

    Morning, haka!

    I’ll bet they turned on the radio when they got to their cars.

  351. haka August 28, 2010 7:00 am

    Morning Slugger,

    Was out saying good morning to the neighbor and chatting about Waipio en da Wahine. Yup, they probably always turn on the radio.

    The old man sez, “See Ma, I told you dey no mo chance.” if they lose.

    The old lady sez, “See Dad, I told you dey wuz going win!”.

    Kinda agonizing going from live to radio in the fifth set, especially if it’s close…which last night wasn’t, thank you very much!

  352. Ipu Man August 28, 2010 10:32 am

    My apologies to all Portugal blooded people.

    Did not know the rule.

    Frank DeLima…now what ya going to do?

  353. RainbowCliff August 28, 2010 10:52 am

    #341: Madame Slugger you are quite welcome for the detail scouting report as I bring only the FACTS of a game that is TRULY exciting for this College Football season !

    USC has BIG fast HOGS on it’s defensive line as the Warriors offensive front is really the KEY to the whole game in their pass protection of “SUPERSTSAR” Moniz !

    ALL USC players are atheletes with remarkable speed, quickness, jumping ability and agility !

    They are deep in YOUNG talent as experience in certain positions can be exploited BUT it has to be a team who are relentless, talented and playing “error free ball” IF they have a chance !

    McMackin needs to create a GREAT game plan offensively and defensively as the TROJANS are for real and they are coming to Honolulu with ONE purpose to win “BIG” as their quest for

    National recognition will be center stage coming September 2nd as a national audience will be watching !

    Have a good afternoon as I prepare for a 52nd birthday tomorrow and a WONDERFUL house warming celebration !

  354. RainbowCliff August 28, 2010 11:07 am

    #343 Liz Kauai: Colt Brennan.

    It is very sad for Colt as I knew all along that the Raider situation was a dead end to no where and that his chance of even making the roster was only a test of time before they release or send him down to the practice squad IF that could be possible.

    VERY disrespectful with Washington starting the whole mess by them releasing him after drafting him three years ago.

    MAYBE he can find playing time in another league which may be unlikely as rosters are filled up and coming in with no playing experience has not helped his cause.

    Feel real bad for the “gun slinger” as NFL is political with Coaches and owners doing everything with NO personal feelings involve as maybe arena football could be Colt

    destination as the Redskins and Raiders has done our boy WRONG !

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