Les Keiter dies

Sad to learn that “The General”—Les Keiter — has passed away.

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Running back Inoke Funaki was today’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show, which started at  10 a.m. He also stuck around to answer questions on the blog.

Here are Kahuku classmates Caryn Kunz and Inoke Funaki:


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I know Mike Wilton’s outspokeness polarized folks. But here are two endearing qualities:
• He used to make his players learn the words to Hawai‘i Pono‘i. It was quite an aural experience to hear Costas Theocharidis, Dejan Miladinovic and Eyal Zimet sing Hawai‘i’s state song.
• He was among dozens of athletic department members who donated sick leave to  the mother of an ailng child.

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The case between Daniel Smith and UH is heading to mediation. Smith had filed a suit claiming UH reneged on a scholarship offer. The talks are set for June.

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Happy birthday to (Jesse)James.

Roosevelt’s Class of 1978 is having a reunion this Friday at Hale Koa (Banyan Room).
It’s from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cost is $70, which includes Sunday’s picnic, also on the Hale Koa grounds.
If you’re interested in attending, e-mail Diana Thomas at:
Or call me at 256-0223.


  1. wena April 14, 2009 6:32 am

    Happy Birthday to Mr. James.. or are you Koamahu???

  2. djmitcho April 14, 2009 6:38 am

    Top 5!

  3. djmitcho April 14, 2009 6:40 am

    Happy Birthday to (J)J, the hardest working man at the capital

  4. whitey April 14, 2009 6:56 am

    top 5

  5. duffer April 14, 2009 6:57 am


  6. whitey April 14, 2009 6:57 am

    ST and Princess, have a great show today and will catch the replay later.

  7. myki April 14, 2009 6:58 am

    Good morning to all !!

    Happy birthday to James. Hope you get some time to enjoy your day.

    Will we see some of you at practice tomorrow morning?? We got to meet UKU@la last week. He has been a regular at the practices. He leaving for LA tomorrow night but will be at practice in the morning. Come down and meet him.

    Have a great day!

  8. whitey April 14, 2009 6:58 am

    Princess Leila, no forget my question for Inoke. Mucho gracias!!!!

  9. whitey April 14, 2009 6:59 am

    Happy Birthday to (J)J!!!! time to go to breakfast of champions. see you all later.

  10. WarriorMojo April 14, 2009 7:00 am

    Hello to all Tsaikos and all the ships at sea! So dang busy at work I hardly get to post these days, but still reading regularly.

    Hey, bowfanny, enough with your disdain of JD. It’s old and unfounded. Allowing bolla to hire Mrs. Bolla was a great tactical move. It destroys a number of potential claims/lies. Are you really a litigator?

    Top Ten, baby! Mojo and out!

  11. OTTO April 14, 2009 7:04 am

    Top 15… seems like the UH staff attorney will be busy this off-season. Unfortunately, its a sign of the times…

  12. bighilofan2 April 14, 2009 7:05 am


    you got witnesses for the defense right here.

    gender equity??? pftttttt….

    thats not what we’re said…. we said he was a crappy coach. for all the reasons we said, we never said gender equity. we said he ain’t inspiring the ladies, he yelling at da ladies, we heard rumors he wackin da ladies.. he’s for himself, he’s not for us, he like go Vegas, and we’re right in da middle of recruiting season…. go revisit da blog and check it out. and you got your biggest witnesses here. read between da lines.


    “oo… you’ve got friends
    in looooowww places…
    who’d join forces
    an punch sum faces
    in da moanin time………..
    kick em wea da sun don’t shine…..
    ummmm…. hasta manana
    yup, weee’d do it fo da ohana….

  13. duffer April 14, 2009 7:05 am


    I went to Tiffanys to check on the “H” but Diane, the owner, wasn’t in last night. I guess I’ll just have to go back again…. 🙂

  14. bighilofan2 April 14, 2009 7:07 am

    Warrior Mojo

    you go, bradda.

    good morning. long time no see.

    wat, da ab initio set you off? :mrgreen:


  15. bighilofan2 April 14, 2009 7:12 am

    W Mojo,

    USMJ KSChang does his homework. which court da ebolla case going be? we can do our own instigatin… get plenny instigatahz right hea. ebolla atty like make one circus? we can hi y right here!

    😆 😆

  16. bighilofan2 April 14, 2009 7:17 am

    gotta go.

    but befo I go,
    a big hello to
    WHITEY and PowderPuff
    girl, yu wuz way mo meaninful dan
    da girl who said i get cute ears. 😆
    at whitey’s “dark side.” 😆
    smile… big SMILE….. 😀

    hi ho hi ho.

    esme woooshhhh

  17. whitey April 14, 2009 7:17 am

    Princess, question is Mr Funaki, how will you feel when you are declared the starting RB for the Warriors????

  18. protector April 14, 2009 7:27 am

    Happy Birthday (J)J!!

  19. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 14, 2009 7:33 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise….

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana!!!!

    Happy Birthday (J)J…!!!1

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

  20. Stretch April 14, 2009 7:35 am

    Happy Birthday (J)J!!

  21. jm2375 April 14, 2009 7:38 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Happy Birthday (J)J!!

    re e-Bolla – I’m torn as to whether UH should settle or fight. On the one hand, I want him to go away with nothing and on the other hand, I just want him to go away as quickly as possible, without UH having to spend the time and money to fight him. I can’t believe he wants his job back. What planet does he live on?

  22. duffer April 14, 2009 7:38 am


    Cute ears????

  23. PowderPuff April 14, 2009 7:46 am

    Good morning, Tsaikos! And a big hello to BHF2!!! I gotta hand it to her, though…that’s a pretty creative comment about your ears.

    Happy, happy birthday to (J)J, you Monarch!!!! May this be the first of many more happy birthdays. Have an awesome day….and don’t work too hard.

    – PowderPuss the Cougar

  24. chawan_cut April 14, 2009 7:51 am

    thanks! don’t want to twist your arm to go back there. heh.

  25. chawan_cut April 14, 2009 7:53 am

    oh, and happy birthday to my neighbor down the hill.

  26. d1島 April 14, 2009 7:53 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday (J)J!! May all your birthday wishes come true… 😯

  27. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 7:57 am

    Inoke has to be a favorite of many–best wishes to the NS role model.

  28. Jack Flash April 14, 2009 8:00 am

    Howzit (J)J- Happy BDay bro!
    Lurk mode…

  29. jeezy April 14, 2009 8:05 am

    Anyone have scoops on the latest with basketball recruits? tomorrow is the big signing day … Did Kevin Menner commit? And who is this other mystery recruit we are targeting? Would be nice to get a high school big man.

  30. Kekoa April 14, 2009 8:05 am

    What is it with April 13 & 14? Back-to-back Portuguese Berfdays! First it’s Da Punchbowl Kid, den da world was blessed with one ‘nodda Portagee boy!

    Shoots! May as well change da Punchbowl Holy Ghost Parade to April 15th, Tax day. We can celebrate wit da berfday boys, and cry in our shrinking Portuguese Bean Soup aftah!

  31. koakane™ April 14, 2009 8:08 am

    good morning tsai-ko country 8) its a nice day in the neighborhood.

    first of hippo birdie two ewe jj, fellow monarch, bro in crime and other dastardly stuff that we claim not to do sooooo how youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu 😉

    belated birthday wish to DPK, sorry so late my bruddah.

    what happened in maui stays in maui but must have bee fun with all the noise that is leaking out.

    been bust with this HSTA but just a few more days and its over

    oh gotta run so play nice and be good.

  32. Stephen Tsai April 14, 2009 8:15 am

    Re: Scuffles
    The best one was a few years ago, involving two soccer players. All of the football guys raced over to watch.
    The worst fights were in basketball. During a timeout, Chad Hook tried to headbutt Micah Kroeger. Only Kroeger was too tall, and he ended up head-butting Kroeger’s shoulder.
    Then there was the fight between 6-8 Lorenzo “Rennie” Gordon and 6-1 Thomas “The Hitman” Louden. Gordon started backing up, acting like he was going to do the rope-a-dope, only there were no ropes. Then he ran away. Nobody ever saw Gordon again.

  33. Kekoa April 14, 2009 8:17 am

    Princess Leila ~ Enjoyed your company on the flight over to Maui, breakfast, and the Tsaiko mid-day repast. Can’t wait to see the vids you shot at the Stadium!

    Don’t worry about Big Hilo Fan and his *crush* on Liz Chun, he is still your biggest fan. He told me how much he wish he could carry your camera bag for you, just before he almost fell out of the stands when Liz Chun pulled out her make-up kit!…Bwhahahaha!

  34. g-nalo April 14, 2009 8:17 am

    good morning Tsaiko’s

    Happy Birthday (J)J!! enjoy your last 3 years of being 30 something……um……ur……COUGH!

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid April 14, 2009 8:18 am

    Happyestest Birthday to da bestest and hardestest workingestest public servant in da state! Have a greatestest datyBraddah James! 😆

  36. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 8:23 am

    eh, bowmojo, glad to hear u have a job. congrads.

    BTW, 4 more ships at sea got hijacked in the gulf at aden today…not all is well in this world….capish?

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid April 14, 2009 8:23 am

    Something I posted in yester-blog:

    Bolla is now a crusader for gender equity???!!! Ain’t that a “kick in the pants”! 😆

  38. chawan_cut April 14, 2009 8:28 am

    BHF would have to stand in line. Ha! I just reopened the door for more lame comments.

  39. SteveM April 14, 2009 8:41 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES (the original) !!!

    …amazing how you can be 27 so many years in a row… 😆

    Back to work for me. Laters.

  40. Piper's son April 14, 2009 8:47 am

    (J)J Happy Birthday!

    Interesting about the Bolla suit. Of course he could have brought it (non-compliance with Title IX) up way back when instead of diverting attention from the charges of hitting/abusing his players.

    If there is non-compliance or even partial compliance with Title IX, the UH will have to remedy that in some manner or the other but it certainly should not benefit Bolla in his attempt to get $$ or his job back.

    The main question has to be whether or not he was fired for cause. The cause is assault/battery, abuse of position – unfortunately lousy coaching and handling does not enter the equation.

    My two-cents worth which should be adjusted for inflation.

  41. Stephen Tsai April 14, 2009 8:55 am

    I’m surprised HF wasn’t included in the lawsuit.
    HF is the one who wouldn’t let him hire his wife or a director of operations.
    JD approved both of those hires.

  42. kama krab April 14, 2009 8:57 am

    Howzit Everybody,

    I feel this E-Bolla suit is a joke. I say that if he wants to file suit then we get all the girls he has physically and mentally abused and have them come back and file suit against him. E-Bolla is such a loser and is just trying to make himself feel better about himself. What a joke.

  43. Stretch April 14, 2009 8:58 am

    ST – how can he file a lawsuit against his best bud HF??!!?? HF gave him the fricken contract extension that is complicating the whole situation.

  44. kama krab April 14, 2009 8:59 am

    He didn’t include HF because they where kissing each other arses. When JD came in, the love affair was lost.

  45. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 9:02 am

    Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes…man, it feels weird turning 30…

    d1…thanks for the wishes for all my dreams to come true….but so true, OTOH….LMAO….

  46. LizKauai [Believer] April 14, 2009 9:08 am

    Repost from last post:
    INOKE FUNAKI: How are you feeling about your new position on offense? Are you starting to have FUN yet? (having fun usually indicates comfort and confidence in a position)

  47. duffer April 14, 2009 9:10 am


    Did you move to the blue section?

  48. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 9:11 am


    Will you and Koa-mahu be blowing candles tonight?

    Wouldn’t HF be the person that writes comments in Bolla’s personnel file? Obviously a lot was brushed under the floor mat. Plus HF was the nice guy since he extended Bolla’s contract. 🙄 😡

  49. kama krab April 14, 2009 9:12 am

    Eh J(J),

    Happy Birfday Day braddah man.

  50. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 9:13 am

    Inoke – Are you sometimes mistaken for Japanese?

  51. MeiLing April 14, 2009 9:15 am

    Hau’oli la hanau, (J)J!

  52. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 9:17 am

    A crucial four-game series for our baseball bowz begins FRI w the Sac St Hornets.

    Sac (20-13, 1-3) visits the Les this weekend with six starters hitting above .302.
    They are led by Blake Crosby (.405) and Tim Wheeler (.392).
    Crosby has 51 hits and 36 rbis and Wheeler has furnished the power, with 12 roundtripers and a eye-catching 50 rbis.
    The hornets have a .317 team BA.
    They have beaten Oregon, Ariz, teams from the Big West and West Coast Conference.
    They dropped three in Las Cruces to the Aggies and will want to rebound against Hawaii.

    While the bows pounded the ball well in their last road trip, their pitching uncharacteristically went south allowing 35 runs in its three-game series w Nevada.
    Jayson Kramer will have to get the bowz off to a good start with a strong performance on Friday.
    Kolt Wong has been leading a team resurrgence in hitting.
    Greg Garcia, Landon Hernandez, Vinnie Catricala, Kevin McDonald and Sean Montplaisir have also raised their averages.

    Hawaii (4-3), trails NEV (5-2), NMSU (5-3) and SJSU (5-3).
    NMSU is @ Reno for 4 while the sparts have a WAC-bye.

    Best wishes to Coach Mike & staff and the bowz-boyz and see u @ the Les!

  53. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 9:20 am

    ummm…homey…nope…Koamahu is hanging out at a certain bar tonight in the Waipio area…I think KK is meeting him/her….LMAO

  54. letsgowarriors April 14, 2009 9:21 am

    wf2, have u been to practice? whats ur opinion about the wrs and slots? thanks.

    alexander is taking awhile to get back to last year’s form, i wonder how much longer till trap sends him to the pen. at least till he gets things straightend out.

  55. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 9:25 am

    (J)J – Sheesh, you are also being shown the luv on the pink side! Damn, I gotta make up a birthday too.

  56. Kekoa April 14, 2009 9:26 am

    Homey ~ (J)J will be blowing smoke as usual…be sure to check wind direction before driving near the capital. 🙄

    Will you be attending practice in the AM? If you were to attend practice, would you be warning a certain QB that the evil twins are stalking him? He did a very good job of ‘looking’ them off at War Memorial. 😎

  57. duffer April 14, 2009 9:28 am

    (J)J – Sheesh, you are also being shown the luv on the pink side! Damn, I gotta make up a birthday too.


    Let me know what day, I can handle that!

  58. Garret April 14, 2009 9:28 am

    Happy Birthday (J)J!

  59. Garret April 14, 2009 9:30 am

    This Mock draft has Washington taking Sanchez. That would bury Colt’s chances to play, especially since they would have to give Sanchez a lot of reps in the preseason.

    My pal Rick Snider from the DC Examiner looked at the board in our Big Blue View Community Mock Draft and could not believe his good fortune. Here is what he did with the pick.

    13. Mark Sanchez, QB, USC

    Seriously, I can’t believe Sanchez will be around for the 13th pick. But given in this mock draft that he is, the Redskins would gladly grab him. In fact, don’t be surprised to see them trade up to do it. The Redskins missed trading for Denver quarterback Jay Cutler and incumbent Jason Campbell is in his last year. The Redskins don’t want to re-sign Campbell so grabbing a quarterback to groom for one year under coach Jim Zorn is a given. (Uh, whatever happened to second-year passer Colt Brennan that everyone wants to anoint as the next Sonny Jurgensen? Last year’s model, baby. Dan Snyder likes shiny new toys.) So, Sanchez is the pick for this draft.

    My thoughts: It seems the Redskins have finally given up on the idea that Campbell will develop into a big-time NFL quarterback. Most reports I have seen indicate the Redskins’ biggest need (other than Snyder selling the team to someone with a clue) is on the offensive line. But, if you don’t have a franchise quarterback and you have a chance to get a guy you think can be one, you don’t pass that up.

  60. konagold April 14, 2009 9:30 am

    Inoke…which of your younger fellow alumnis, you think, will see significant playing time this season? RT; PF; AT;.

  61. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 9:31 am

    Kekoa – He looked them off because he had to rush to his flight so he wouldn’t miss his class. 😆

    duffer – Yeah, I noticed you started the thread on the pink side!

  62. Garret April 14, 2009 9:31 am

    Rivals ranked the coaches for the non-BCS conferences…and they really dissed Mac! They have him at 51 out of 54 coaches.

  63. Sandee April 14, 2009 9:36 am

    We’re a little short on questions for Inoke going into the show. More questions would be great! Thanks!

  64. Garret April 14, 2009 9:38 am

    This reporter suggests that schools play each other in spring games…kind of like a 2-game NFL preseason (so everybody gets a home game). This could bring in additional revenue for all schools. Other NCAA sports get to have these types of preseason scrimmages…

    Starters would play about a quarter or two. The starting quarterbacks would wear one of those “hands off” jerseys. The backup quarterbacks are on their own.

    Who wouldn’t want to do this? The players would get to hit someone else besides their teammates. The coaches would be able to evaluate the roster based on performance in an actual competitive game. The fans would get to roll out their favorite jerseys and charcoal grills and pretend it’s college football season.

    Meanwhile, athletic directors would get big crowds, and full stadiums in some cases, depending on the matchup. Because of travel costs, the majority of these games would be regional. And you could play two of these “games,” so everyone gets a spring home payday.

    The spring game at Nebraska is already turning into a cash cow. Why not go all the way? How about Nebraska vs. Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota or Wyoming?

    These types of scrimmages already occur in volleyball, men’s basketball, soccer and baseball. Think of the money. You might not charge a regular-season price. But you could get half ($30) and, in turn, half of a regular-season home payday. ESPN, Fox or the NFL Network might also pay to televise these games. Did I mention the money?

  65. Stan Manley April 14, 2009 9:39 am

    Inoke: Most players in the past who played QB (Matt Jones, Hines Ward, Antwann Randle El) end up playing receiver later in their careers. In your case, why running back? And second question, is Princess Leila awesome looking? Lastly, what about Mr. Tsai? Is he pretty? Thanks…

  66. Kekoa April 14, 2009 9:40 am

    Time for a question for Mr. Funaki:

    How many times have coaches told you that you were too small to play football?…and how did it feel when you proved to them you could?

    Enjoy this season young man, you are a great role model for so many local boys!

  67. Garret April 14, 2009 9:41 am


    How many concussions do you think you have had in the past? Can you describe the recovery process from a concussion?

  68. Garret April 14, 2009 9:42 am


    Which defenders have been the hardest for you to block this spring?

  69. Garret April 14, 2009 9:43 am

    Marve apparently has decided to transfer from Miami to Purdue.

  70. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 9:44 am

    Inoke…what was the biggest thing you had to change when your position changed? I’m sure you bulked up…or at least it looks like you’ve added some…but as far as vision, technique, etc. what was your biggest challenge. Thanks.

  71. LizKauai [Believer] April 14, 2009 9:50 am

    Garret- re #62 – nothing speaks louder than actions. Hawaii gets dissed anyway. Our “system qb” CB15/5 reference still makes my hackles rise a little….

  72. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 9:52 am

    MLiz – You have feathers or hairs on your neck? Is it thick? GROSS!

  73. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 9:57 am

    Technical difficulties?

  74. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 9:57 am

    Take 2

  75. jm2375 April 14, 2009 9:59 am

    There goes homey again, instigating!! 👿

    Oh, uh, hi homey!! 😀

  76. LizKauai [Believer] April 14, 2009 10:00 am

    duffer- I haven’t renewed yet. So far I’m the only one in the gang who wants to sit in blue. I would rather not sit by “myself” 🙁

  77. LizKauai [Believer] April 14, 2009 10:01 am

    m-homey… FEATHERS… 😈

  78. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 10:06 am

    lgw, brah we prolly share the same opinion on slots and receivers, but my particular focus will be on Coach Ron and Gordie. yep, Gordie!

    #1, what adjustments will CRL make on his triple-option routes? It’s a learning-curve variable and u got to want a Rodney Bradley to learn quick, cuz that may create a situation to move Salas to slot. A move, I believe, will help Greg Alexander.

    #2 What Malcolm Lane will show up in August?
    We need Malcolm taking balls away from defenders in a crowd. He has the talent….it’s his senior year, he needs to show-up big.

    #3 Can Coach Shaw get it going on the OL to create a more stable pocket and create view channels for our QBs?
    Its a combination of QB-WR telepathy, route-simplicity and sustained blocking.
    John Estes is in a position to help Coach Shaw with his all-wac talent and leadership. Get after your boyz Big John n keep ’em focused.

    #4 naturally, our WR corps will be better at Camp-stage than it was last year.
    great assests!
    Kealoha Pilares should have a great year, if left at slot.
    KP has a strong work-ethic.
    Greg Salas will be good no matter where he plays, his hands are magic-velcro.

    #5 depth. We have mucho assests and prolly the best depth ever.

    Stuzz2 is intriguing….even as a true frosh.
    Throw in Javonte, Blount, Tinoco, Pollard, Medeiros, Henry and Bell. Ill be taking a better look at Micah at camp to check his growth and mechanics. He has the natural athletic instincts, but is he a relentless-grinding-fiesty-Chad–dunno?…yet.

  79. Kekoa April 14, 2009 10:07 am

    One of the worst concussions I ever experienced took away a 4 hour block of time that I could never recall. My question is:

    Did that happen to you?…and if so do you often find yourself trying to remember what you experienced during that blank spot?

    Please be sure to get an MRI at least annually to check on things.

  80. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 10:11 am

    Hi jm####, I’m learning the art of instigating from Rob25.

    MLiz – A cougar with feathers?

  81. Kekoa April 14, 2009 10:13 am

    Oops!…Sorry Princess, #79 was for Mr. Funaki to answer please!

  82. letsgowarriors April 14, 2009 10:16 am

    thanks. will be interesting to see how things unfold, lots of guys battling for the starting spots. i really like pilares and salas. havent been able to see blount or henry yet, but they come with great hype, so we shall see.

  83. A-House April 14, 2009 10:22 am

    Happy Bifday to the most famous outlaw of the West – er, wrong guy, but just a famous Tsaiko (J)Jesse

  84. hawaiianwarrior April 14, 2009 10:26 am

    hi inoke good morning inoke you been running the ball very well keep working hard , inoke you are a great leader among your team mates. god bless you and hava a good day.

  85. YpoWarrior April 14, 2009 10:29 am


    What do you need to work on the most in your transition to RB? Blocking? Blitz recognition?

  86. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 10:30 am

    Another Warrior Beat show with over 1000 viewers! WTG Wai and Tsai!

  87. A-House April 14, 2009 10:32 am

    Stan Manley:

    love your last 2 questions – that’s “classic!!” LMAO.

  88. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 10:34 am

    great questions.
    You got to love Funake.
    He is a product of good parenting, everything that is right about football and possessed with a humble, selfless, sharing nature.

  89. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 10:37 am

    I wonder who are the players that autographed the bat on the table?

  90. letsgowarriors April 14, 2009 10:38 am

    inoke is a good guy. best of luck to him this season.

  91. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 10:39 am

    A-House…maybe not a faous wild west outlaw…but I may be noted as the Outlaw Tsaiko, biker…err, I guess Mike T is also a biker….and resident bad boy Tsaiko…LMAO…

    Again, thanks for all the B-Day wishes….

  92. Stephen Tsai April 14, 2009 10:40 am

    Inoke is going to stick around for a few more minutes and chat on the blog.

  93. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 10:42 am


  94. Inoke Funaki April 14, 2009 10:45 am

    [Comment From LizKauai]

    Inoke- in 2007, the keyword was BELIEVE. What do you think the keyword will be for this year’s team?

    Discipline. Because coach McMackin has been mentioning a lot in our meetings about how he’s noticed good work ethic from our team during the spring. I think discipline is needed to have the type of work ethic that we need in order to be successful this year. I feel that discipline is what is going to help us to grow and get better.

  95. Inoke Funaki April 14, 2009 10:48 am

    [Comment From Stretch]
    Do you think going on your mission has helped you adjust to the position changes you had to go through on the football field??

    Definitely, I think the life lessons I learned on the mission have carried over into my life after the mission. I’ve learned from Church and being on the mission that everyone is important, and with football, like I was talking about earlier, that every player has an important role, whether they are the quarterback, the receiver, running back, or even scout team player. They help to contribute to the team. It’s helped me to be understanding as to no matter where they put me on the field or off the field, I can contribute in some way.

  96. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 10:48 am

    lgw, blount is someone who can make it difficult for defenders after-the-catch with his jittery, shake n bake moves. Henry is smooth and hopefully can catch on to our system.

  97. chawan_cut April 14, 2009 10:49 am

    the Florida boosters we sat by last year couldn’t pronounce Inoke’s name, so they called him OkeeFanokee like their swamp. they were really worried about us in the first half and didn’t know what was going on.

  98. Inoke Funaki April 14, 2009 10:50 am

    [Comment From Musubiman808]
    Hey Inoke, aside from football whats your favorite pastime activity?

    I love playing basketball; it’s actually my favorite sport. If I was good enough in basketball I would have probably tried to play somewhere.

  99. YpoWarrior April 14, 2009 10:50 am


    Are you working the coaches to get the “Bulldog” position changed to “Raider” or “Red Raider”?

  100. Inoke Funaki April 14, 2009 10:51 am

    [Comment From kimo]
    Inoke Knowing that you were a QB did coach design some trick plays?

    We haven’t talked about it in detail. But from the sound of it, it seems like there could be some possible some tricks up our sleeves. IF I can take care of the basics of the running back position. A baby has to drink milk first before he can eat meat.

  101. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 14, 2009 10:53 am

    Inoke- mahalo!!!

  102. Inoke Funaki April 14, 2009 10:54 am

    [Comment From John]
    Inoke – you seem so calm and collective in person – are you the same on the field? How do you keep your composure?

    I like to believe that I’m calm and collected on the field. Sometimes I can be very hard on myself and very critical. I try to keep my composure by just trying do my responsibilities and what the coaches ask of me and not worry about everyone else. I just let them do what they’ve been coached to do.

  103. Inoke Funaki April 14, 2009 10:56 am

    [Comment From Brian]
    Will you possibly be used as a last resort QB? Meaning, are you still studying the playbook as a thrower?

    Yeah, definitely. In practice, as we do team and 7-on-7, I still have the habit of watching the routes because I’ve been a quarterback for so long, that’s what I’m conditioned to look for. A lot of times I’ll get caught up watching the receiver, and the routes and if the ball went to the right place. I’m still in tuned to what’s going on. I still try to throw, just in case. You never know. When the coaches put me at running back, they just wanted to try me out. It wasn’t an official move; they just wanted to see if it was a possibility. We’ll see through spring what the coaches want to do.

  104. Inoke Funaki April 14, 2009 10:59 am

    [Comment From Chad Seattle]
    Inoke, what is the moral of the team after last years disappointing loss to Notre Dame. Do you feel this year’s team is more experienced and ready to thrive. What are your personal goals and expectations for yourself and the team?

    Last year was last year, and we’ve moved on. You can’t dwell on the past and I think everyone is trying to take last year’s experience and make this year a better one. You learn from the past, you live in the present and prepare for the future and that’s what we’re trying to do as a team. I feel this year’s team, especially on offense, has a lot more experience. I do feel that we should and can do a lot better. My personal goals and expectations are to do what the coaches ask of me, whereever it is, and I trust that our coaches will use me in whatever way is best for the team.

  105. Inoke Funaki April 14, 2009 11:02 am

    [Comment From chawan_cut]
    Mr. Funaki, what did you guys as players think of the practice on maui? Was it just another practice? Or did it help to get away from Manoa for a day?

    It was a fun experience. When you have trips or experiences like that it builds camaraderie and it was nice to get away from your daily scenes and experience something different. I thought it was really thoughtful and considerate of the coaches and administration to go out there and try to give back to Maui.

  106. Caryn April 14, 2009 11:02 am

    It was great seeing you here in the newsroom, Inoke! Good luck with everything. 😉

  107. madeinhawaii April 14, 2009 11:04 am

    Aloha Inoke,

    I’m wishing you a very successful Senior year.

    You’ve practiced against last year’s defense and you’ve been around the 2006 and 2007 versions of the Warrior Defense. Where do you think our strengths in defense will be this year?

  108. Kazz April 14, 2009 11:06 am

    Aloha Inoke! If someone already asked you this, just ignore it but ever senior seems to have their own shirt made.

    Any idea what yours will look like if you are planning on having one made?


  109. Stretch April 14, 2009 11:07 am

    April 14th, 2009 at 11:02 am
    It was great seeing you here in the newsroom, Inoke! Good luck with everything.

    I guess the only time you you come out from hiding is when there is a Red Raider in the house??

  110. Inoke Funaki April 14, 2009 11:07 am

    Thanks for all the support and aloha!
    Later alligator…

  111. Southbay April 14, 2009 11:08 am

    Inoke … just want to let you know I’m a big fan. Thank you for being a good role model for all the kids in Hawaii. You’re going to be a success no matter what you are doing both now and in the future.

  112. Stretch April 14, 2009 11:12 am

    I was waiting for Uce2 to ask some questions or make some comments since he loves the poly players…..

  113. A-House April 14, 2009 11:18 am

    Stretch and g’nalo:

    the tables were hot last week paying off in the mid to high 4 figures and low 5 figures.

    would have loved to see both of you in action!!!!!!!!!

  114. Kazz April 14, 2009 11:20 am

    Ah crap…. Lataz Mistah Funaki!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  115. Kazz April 14, 2009 11:22 am


    April 14th, 2009 at 11:12 am
    I was waiting for Uce2 to ask some questions or make some comments since he loves the poly players…..


    That’s da kine on-line personalities that are all talk and no tunda…

  116. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 11:24 am

    Stretch – Maybe he mistook Inoke for Japanese. 😆

  117. g-nalo April 14, 2009 11:24 am

    Stretch and g’nalo:

    the tables were hot last week paying off in the mid to high 4 figures and low 5 figures.

    would have loved to see both of you in action!!!!!!!!!

    wh..wha….WHAT! good for you A-House and proof you weren’t the “schlep rock” last time, haaa

    yep, would’ve loved to have “seen” that action.

  118. al ™ April 14, 2009 11:27 am

    well i missed it.

    but, i shall never forget this inoke funaki quotable,

    “A baby has to drink milk first before he can eat meat.”
    ….post # 100 Inoke Funaki: April 14th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    that is spoken so tsaiko-ese.

  119. al ™ April 14, 2009 11:29 am


    wow, only an inoke funaki could make that one word statement.

    …nuff said

  120. al ™ April 14, 2009 11:32 am

    mahalo inoke.

    i tell you this now. if inoke has the opportunity to play a major role on this year’s team and starts reeling off some chunks of real estate. he alone will bring another 10,000 to the stadium each week.

    why, even dpk may show up for a game or two.

  121. al ™ April 14, 2009 11:34 am


    happy birthday brother!

    #2 also wishes you well on this day. having told him that you said you were thirty, he said, “oh, he look old for his age.”


    on another note, yah, i hope you don’t get all of your birthday wishes to come true, too. otherwise, we gotta go call for a 5 alarm bell.

  122. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 11:35 am

    The question is if Inoke karaokes will al show up at a KK?

  123. jojo ® April 14, 2009 11:37 am

    I missed the chat!!!

    Happy Birthday (Jesse)James! May your tummy always be full

  124. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 11:40 am

    jojo – yep, one of the few things you missed…

  125. al ™ April 14, 2009 11:50 am

    for sure…if inoke shows up so will i. but we need to discuss this over lunch one day.

  126. SteveM April 14, 2009 11:54 am

    Roosevelt’s Class of 1978 is having a reunion this Friday at Hale Koa (Banyan Room). It’s from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    Cost is $70, which includes Sunday’s picnic, also on the Hale Koa grounds.

    I can visualize this bash…. down to the grills (which through some non-coincidence looks like the ones at Richardson Field} 🙂

  127. lava April 14, 2009 12:02 pm

    “You learn from the past, you live in the present and prepare for the future and that’s what we’re trying to do as a team.” Wise words. With comments like that, Inoke may find himself back at quarterback.

  128. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 14, 2009 12:08 pm

    With Greg Alexander admitting himself he was not ready in the early part of last season and Rausch’s arm a question mark, Funaki’s heroics in the road game against FSU helped get us to a bowl game.

    No doubt he’ll contribute a lot this season.

  129. Da Punchbowl Kid April 14, 2009 12:25 pm

    Rather than call the new “hybrid” position the “Bulldog”, I think we should call it the “Inoke”. He’ll run the ball, catch it, pass it and block as well. We already see how good he’s becoming at RB, let him do all of those things and the defense will have a really tough time time stopping him.

  130. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 12:56 pm

    DPK – If Inoke did all that he’d be all buss up. The D would go head hunting for him even if he didn’t have the ball.

  131. djmitcho April 14, 2009 12:59 pm

    NFL schedule just released. For those headed to Seattle for the UH-WSU game, the Seahawks play the next day on Qwest Field.

  132. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 14, 2009 1:04 pm

    Hybrid position could be called the “Warrior”. Trick em and stick em. Funaki confuses the dee while GA throws the bomb down the field.

    I’m going to be looking for instinct development on both sides of the ball this year.

  133. bb April 14, 2009 1:06 pm

    Rams at Seahawks…home opener on 9/13

  134. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 1:09 pm

    MLiz – Instinct development?

  135. duffer April 14, 2009 1:12 pm


    Stretch going be glad about that!

  136. Da Punchbowl Kid April 14, 2009 1:12 pm


    You better tell the coaches that because isn’t that what they’re talking about doing with him anyway? Or is he strictly an RB now. If that’s going to buss him up then, never mind.

  137. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 1:23 pm

    DPK – In your scenario I see him as an almost exclusively every down offensive player. That’s why I replied getting all buss up.

    So, according to al, if Inoke plays a major role this year, you’ll be at a game or two. See you there!

  138. whitey April 14, 2009 1:23 pm

    dang, someone hit the megabucks, 33 mil, at Terrible’s. it cost her only $3. ooooooohhhhhhh my aching arse!!!!!!

  139. labrat April 14, 2009 1:26 pm

    coach Funaki yeah.

  140. Stretch April 14, 2009 1:28 pm

    I will definately be at that game!!

    Looks like Cincy plays at Oakland the day after the SJSU game. hmmm…

  141. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 14, 2009 1:29 pm

    #134- yeah, m-homey… Transcendental Football !!! 😆 😎

  142. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 1:34 pm

    MLiz – One day I will know what Transcendental means. Sounds like something a dentist would do.


  143. Loa April 14, 2009 1:36 pm

    afternoon gang!

    happy birthday (j)j !

    happy belated birthday dpk!

  144. Loa April 14, 2009 1:38 pm

    did Inoke mention what his major is?
    i can see him as a teacher and a coach

  145. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 1:43 pm

    Loa – He’s probably a Tsaikology major.

  146. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 14, 2009 1:45 pm

    Addahknowsports- did you see this???


  147. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 1:50 pm

    al…not old…distinguished….LOL and tell #2, when is he coming out with us…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  148. duffer April 14, 2009 1:52 pm


    #2 waiting to go on tour to Manila with whitey!

  149. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 1:54 pm

    distinguished = weather beaten

  150. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 1:55 pm

    Hey homey, stretch, duffer…try going to the pink side and looking at the cougar thread….LMAO

  151. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 1:57 pm

    (J)J – Why would we go to see BYU posts?

  152. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 1:58 pm

    duffer…you mean he didn’t go yet? I thought he was going to tour southeast asia next with bruddah g?? MWAHAHAHAHHA

  153. Mrs. A-House April 14, 2009 2:02 pm

    Jesse (James) –

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to my dear friend. No matter that Koamahu is linked to you. He/she is a Tsaiko/Tsaikette, loyal and lovable…that’s all that counts. Hope all your birthday wishes come true!

  154. Mrs. A-House April 14, 2009 2:04 pm

    DPK –

    BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOOD WISHES TO YOU! another of my dear friends. Just getting readjusted to Hawaii time. Had a roaring fun time in LV, but it’s nice to be back home. Hope all your birthday wishes come true, also.

  155. duffer April 14, 2009 2:06 pm

    Mrs. A-House

    It’s (Jesse)James 🙂

    Just joking!

  156. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 2:09 pm

    homey…oh, is that what that’s about….???

  157. Da Punchbowl Kid April 14, 2009 2:09 pm

    Thank you very much, Mrs. A-house. Glad to see you had fun in Vegas. Welcome back!

  158. Mrs. A-House April 14, 2009 2:18 pm

    Stretch & G-Nalo –

    Come Sept. 19 for UNLV/UH showdown, stay close to A-House when he hits the craps table. Don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but back-to-back 45 min. to 1-hour rolls over the course of two days were really special, and he’s confident he’ll remember how he did it, too. I don’t ever remember him being so happy (not even on our wedding day), smiling constantly, planting wet smooches on my cheek…telling me he’d buy me anything I wanted…Big Mac, Whopper, Super-sized fries…skies the limit! What a guy!

  159. Koa-mahu April 14, 2009 2:19 pm

    smile: HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2 J (J) 🙂

    no come home 2 late 2night i get someting special planned 4 u. i wen buy one see-through nightgown fron savers. u goin like it.

  160. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 2:24 pm

    Koa-Mahu…..bwahahahahahahahahaaha…I think that message was meant for KK….

  161. Stretch April 14, 2009 2:24 pm

    Mrs. A-House:
    April 14th, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    Stretch & G-Nalo –
    Come Sept. 19 for UNLV/UH showdown, stay close to A-House when he hits the craps table. Don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but back-to-back 45 min. to 1-hour rolls over the course of two days were really special, and he’s confident he’ll remember how he did it, too. I don’t ever remember him being so happy (not even on our wedding day), smiling constantly, planting wet smooches on my cheek…telling me he’d buy me anything I wanted…Big Mac, Whopper, Super-sized fries…skies the limit! What a guy!

    No make me jealous, I can only dream of being on the same table with someone who knows how to roll the dice

  162. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 2:28 pm

    Mrs. A-House…yeah..I’ll stick to Mr. A-House….and have the Fred Flintstone syndrome….”bbet…bbet…bet…bet…betttt….bet”

  163. Stretch April 14, 2009 2:30 pm

    JJ – my problem is that the word “press” comes out of my mouth

  164. Mrs. A-House April 14, 2009 2:31 pm

    Jesse (James) or James (Jesse) or (Jesse) James or (James) Jesse –

    Whatever you call yourself, you’re still the same good-looking, charming and talented Damien Monarch alumni who keeps the State legislators in line with much needed bulldog vigilance.

    Duffer –

    It’s not nice to make fun of a senior citizen, especially one as sweet and sensitive as myself. j/k too.

    BTW – Huge mahalo to you and Whitey for hosting Midori7 and the other Tsaikos/Tsaikettes this past weekend. The genuine warmth, hospitality, and generosity of resident Tsaikos on the neighbor islands are second to none.

  165. Hawaiianbod April 14, 2009 2:38 pm

    Happy Birthday (J) J!

    …..have a good one, brother.

  166. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 2:40 pm

    H-bod – Seeing that Koa-mahu has something special planned I’m sure that (J)J will have a good one.

  167. Rob25 April 14, 2009 2:42 pm

    Good to hear from you Hawaiianbod!

    When are we going to be graced with your presence again? It’s been a long time. Hope all is well with you.

  168. duffer April 14, 2009 2:45 pm

    Bolla’s case must have got bhf2 going,


  169. duffer April 14, 2009 2:46 pm

    Mrs. A-House

    Luv U! 🙂

  170. Manoa Mist April 14, 2009 2:55 pm

    Man, I just get so excited reading Koa-mahu’s posts. Everything’s tingling along my loin areas. You guys crack me up…
    If anybody got Koa’s digits, hit me up.

  171. Loa April 14, 2009 2:59 pm

    great show, just watched the replay
    for some reason it comes in better then when i try it live
    also noticed Stephen no more the flower anymore

  172. Loa April 14, 2009 3:02 pm

    MM – 867-5309

    duffer – did you folks feel the quake on Maui?

  173. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 3:14 pm

    Loa – That’s your phone number! You are Koa-mahu?

  174. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 3:17 pm

    Loa – I figure gotta be you since you are the only one who noticed ST’s flower was missing. You go girl!

  175. wafan April 14, 2009 3:18 pm

    A happy birthday to a fellow Monarch. Viriliter Age — apparently that is what Koa-Mahu wants from you.


  176. Hawaiianbod April 14, 2009 3:21 pm

    homey – LMAO

    Hi Rob25! Miss u guys. One of these days.

    howzit Loa!

  177. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 3:22 pm

    I see ST’s twitter mentions he has a bee problem.

    Which reminds me…

    Why did the bees go on strike?

    Because they wanted more honey and shorter working flowers!

  178. chawan_cut April 14, 2009 3:23 pm

    and everyone calls me lame?

  179. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 3:24 pm

    So, manoa mist is Koamahu….the secret is out….LOL

  180. chawan_cut April 14, 2009 3:25 pm

    are you sure this is the right high school class reunion? don’t go hugging the wrong people…

  181. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 3:27 pm

    C_C….you can’t be lame…the girl at TJs said you weren’t when I asked her…

  182. duffer April 14, 2009 3:31 pm



  183. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 14, 2009 3:32 pm

    Pushing for 200…

  184. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 3:33 pm

    (J)J – It’s LOA!!!

    chawan – Feel free to use that joke as a pickup line or icebreaker.

  185. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 3:37 pm

    I’ll help.

    Who is a bee’s favorite painter?
    Pablo Beecasso

    Who is the bee’s favorite singer?

  186. Loa April 14, 2009 3:37 pm


  187. Koa-mahu April 14, 2009 3:39 pm

    Manoa Mist – mmmm. If it’s alright wit J (J) den it’s all good wit me.

  188. Loa April 14, 2009 3:40 pm

    homey ℞ – actually never said was my number, although some could say i had the hair to match

    April 8th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    homey ℞ – this thursday, right? if not call 867-5309 …..

    April 8th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Hoooey…Loa…no give out my number…bumbye Mrs. C going make da kine prank calls to my house….MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  189. homey ℞ April 14, 2009 3:42 pm

    Loa – So (J)J is Koa-mahu! You are better than Columbo!

  190. Kekoa April 14, 2009 3:44 pm

    C_C ~ You did have to bring that up again about ST going to the wrong meeting room. Ha!…you know he’s gonna get you for that! You better ask Wena for help. Build a Lego School building for her. She finally got her building permit thru the maze.

  191. Loa April 14, 2009 3:44 pm

    howzit hawaiianbod!

  192. Rob25 April 14, 2009 3:45 pm

    OMG homey went to the lameside!

  193. Loa April 14, 2009 3:51 pm

    so anyone plan to attend No. 9 tomorrow?

  194. koakane™ April 14, 2009 4:08 pm

    jj you know koamahu is waiting in the capital basement for you better yet she may be sitting in your space now. plus she get the same bday as you oh oh oh

  195. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 14, 2009 4:29 pm


  196. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 14, 2009 4:32 pm


    Sweet inspiration for the Karaoke Krowd!

  197. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 4:36 pm

    Okay gang…another prayer request for a “Pink” Lady friend of ours…

    Big C’s uncle is ill and she is asking for prayers for him. So, if we can send the power of the Tsaiko prayer over to Big C’s uncle it would be much appreciated.

    BTW, she was kind of shame to ask…I realllllllyyyyy don’t know why…but, anyway…if the Tsaikos can lend out a prayer…I know we’ve done that in the past and it has worked…..

    Much mahalos.

  198. g-nalo April 14, 2009 4:39 pm

    Stretch & G-Nalo –

    Come Sept. 19 for UNLV/UH showdown, stay close to A-House when he hits the craps table. Don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but back-to-back 45 min. to 1-hour rolls over the course of two days were really special, and he’s confident he’ll remember how he did it, too. I don’t ever remember him being so happy (not even on our wedding day), smiling constantly, planting wet smooches on my cheek…telling me he’d buy me anything I wanted…Big Mac, Whopper, Super-sized fries…skies the limit! What a guy!

    haaaa, hi Mrs A-House………good to hear you guys did well.

    not many things more exciting that a good roll, so its understandable if A-House is STILL flexing his forearms.

  199. koakane™ April 14, 2009 4:45 pm

    stevem just got another new blogger think he’s from Oahu somewhere in waimanalo and goes by the name of gheee

  200. (Jesse)James April 14, 2009 4:46 pm

    g-nalo…and you know, when I see Mr. A-House at the gym…da guy can lift…he puts me and homey to shame…so you know he has the big forearms….

  201. Rob25 April 14, 2009 4:46 pm


  202. koakane™ April 14, 2009 4:49 pm

    just finishing listening to the live chat with Inoke. my added congrats to a well spoken individual and outstanding young man. not to mention he is a supa athlete. whether it be the bullet, raider, run and shot or any other scheme UH thinks of he will make it work. :mrgreen:

  203. SteveM April 14, 2009 5:24 pm

    I admit that I do not know the identity of Koa-mahu . Without the tracing data from ST and the techies, it is an interesting mystery.

    Of course, I have my suspicions… 😛

    On a slow blog day, I think we should have nominations as to who we think Koa-mahu is… maybe list our top 3 suspects (max.) and later compile it to see who “wins” the election 😆

    Jason — you feel like compiling the votes?

  204. koakane™ April 14, 2009 5:36 pm

    shoots stevem I in but you gotta guarantee to give out the true and honest name if not den no good. should there be incentive

  205. Jason April 14, 2009 5:56 pm

    Happy birthday James!

    SteveM: No thanks, I don’t want to be involved in anything associated with Koa-mahu. 🙂

  206. SteveM April 14, 2009 5:58 pm

    Koakane — I’m just curious who would be voted in as the most likely/popular to be Koa-Mahu. Some things should remain a mystery…especially since Koa-mahu has gone a very long time here without any identifying slips that I’ve noticed.

    Of course, hard to make slips when the topic is so one-track minded 😯 But I have narrowed my suspect list to 5… 😉

  207. Committed Road Warrior April 14, 2009 6:06 pm

    Happy Birthday (J)J!

    Koa-mahu is still waiting so he/she/it can give you that big ‘surprise’. Bwahahahaha!!!!!!

  208. Pauoa Boy April 14, 2009 6:19 pm

    Happy Birthday (Jesse)James…

  209. Jason April 14, 2009 6:20 pm

    Wow, they just said on KITV that Les Keiter died.

    KHON has it on their Web site:


  210. koakane™ April 14, 2009 6:21 pm

    stevem my take is this we either find out or not. at time for me its not as funny as before and I am sure others associated with the allege moniker gets upset also.

    I have gotten messages from other and I can name a few to stop making allegations. And I have. So to be fair we either do or not.

    And on another note my condolence to Les Kiter (sp) the General family on his passing he was a good man.

  211. Jason April 14, 2009 6:21 pm

    And Stephen has it up top too.

    Wow, first Kalas, now Keiter. Very sad couple of days.

  212. Kazz April 14, 2009 6:25 pm

    Holy cow I didn’t even see this earlier but…

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES!!! :mrgreen:

  213. Jason April 14, 2009 6:38 pm

    Kazz: Did you see my post last night, concerning those extra tickets of yours?

    Kazz: Where do you sit again, end zone? I might be interested in taking one of those two seats, if you don’t mind.

  214. Pauoa Boy April 14, 2009 6:45 pm

    Inoke Funaki,
    Cannot say enough about this guy, can tell he one natural born leader. Just pau watch the replay of todays show and I was glued to the screen listening to every word bruddah said. Very inspirational guy and I know his teammates gravitate and feed off that. Nothing against the other running backs in the stable but with Inoke in the backfield, just his presence alone would make opposing defenses she-she pants! Besides, I think he can be a big surprise this year and probably invent a new position based on how talented he is throwing, running, blocking, etc… Kind of reminds me of like the Scottie Pippen of football. The Point/Forward type. A guy with the knowledge of the whole offense who can make plays with the ball in his hands and also hold it down and bang with the big boys if needed. Anyway, I know he mentioned about getting his Master’s Degree and working on a PHD, but I feel as talented as he is, he could play professionally somewhere! If I was an NFL scout I would definitely love to have a player like him on my team!

  215. Pauoa Boy April 14, 2009 6:49 pm

    Only got one thing to say about that prick Bolla… Beat It Geek!!!

  216. al ™ April 14, 2009 6:58 pm

    first harry and now the general.

    ah, fond memories of a youngster listening to the play by play that these great broadcasters of yesteryear did share with those who could only dream of being there.

  217. Pauoa Boy April 14, 2009 7:00 pm

    #65 Stan Manley

    LMAO, how you going ask if Princess Leila is awesome looking den ask if ST is pretty??? Wow lau lau you confused or what?

    FYI…they no call Leila Princess for nothing…she’s winnaz mos def

  218. PowderPuff April 14, 2009 7:00 pm

    Very sad to hear about the General’s passing. He was such a kind, gentle mentor to so many. Rest in peace.

  219. chawan_cut April 14, 2009 7:10 pm

    deepest condolences to the keiter family. what’s going on with all these passings??

  220. A-House April 14, 2009 7:26 pm

    ST good neighbor:

    Are you going to break out the basketball recruits news after midnight to night? NLI day tomorrow.

    2 verbals and 4 scholarships to offer – what surprise(s) do you have in store for us? any “local” players?

  221. A-House April 14, 2009 7:34 pm

    Clicking on Chawan’s #73 post yesterday, I visited the hawaiisports.com site and scrolled down to see what Coach Mack and his staff were looking for in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

    Interestingly, I see a lot of “smaller” QBs, players from Florida, Texas, Nevada, and of course California. Yet, several from the Pacific Northwest and very few from Hawaii. I’m sure the list is very incomplete at this point in time.

    The 6’8″ DT from Florida caught my attention. Believe he is a sophmore in high school now. Why would he want to play for Hawaii when he can go to Florida, Florida St, Miami, South Florida, etc? If he is good and signs LOI to Hawaii, some one or many someones did a very good marketing job for the Warriors.

  222. HiFlyer April 14, 2009 7:40 pm

    Happy Birthday to (J) James

  223. d1島 April 14, 2009 7:49 pm

    Wassup All!

    Great show today with Inoke Funaki….learn sumtin’ erryday…he not Japanese!


  224. d1島 April 14, 2009 7:50 pm

    Condolences to the family of “The General”. 🙁

  225. Garret April 14, 2009 7:53 pm

    Condolences to the Keiter family.

  226. Garret April 14, 2009 7:54 pm

    Another article about how the Dolphins are interested in David Veikune.

    The Dolphins have shown interest in Hawaii’s David Veikune, a potential third-rounder with 16 sacks the past two years. Miami invited him here and to its private workout (with Ireland/Sparano) at USC.

  227. Garret April 14, 2009 7:58 pm

    Article that provides analysis of the football schedules for D-IA provides some interesting information. WAC teams are playing 7 games against D-IAA schools, same as last year. WAC schools are playing 3 home games against BCS Conference schools and 12 road games against BCS Conference schools.

    Western Athletic: There are seven games against FCS foes, the same number as last season. Idaho and Nevada are the only league schools not playing an FCS team. There also are 15 non-conference games against “Big Six” opponents, with three of those on a WAC campus. Fresno State is playing three “Big Six” opponents.

  228. Garret April 14, 2009 8:02 pm

    I would love to watch the WB show tonight, but today has been extremely busy and I’m really sick right now so I need to get to sleep…sleeping before midnight will be so weird! The free play links will be posted early tonight because I’m about to go to sleep–please ignore them if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    Commentary on how a decision is needed soon on banning wireless microphones that use the 700 MHz band. Current wireless microphone users (businesses, schools, community theaters, social organizations, etc.) may not realize that their wireless microphones have been violating the law.

  229. chawan_cut April 14, 2009 8:02 pm

    just had me a bowl of guri guri….
    thank you duffer and whitey
    thank you stretch and a-joe for being the transporters back here.

  230. Garret April 14, 2009 8:02 pm

    Scientists say updates on social networking tools like Twitter could numb our sense of morality and make us indifferent to human suffering. Studies found that the streams of information provided by social networking sites are too fast for our brain’s “moral compass” to process and could harm the emotional development of young people.

  231. Garret April 14, 2009 8:02 pm

    Homeless man in the UK sold a BlackBerry (for just $223) that contained personal details of cabinet ministers, top civil servants and police officers.

  232. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 14, 2009 8:04 pm

    My Deepest Sympathy to the “General”s family…….”Old soldiers never die..they just fade away” a quote from the American Caesar ….General Douglas McArthur

  233. Garret April 14, 2009 8:05 pm

    Most battery R&D is being done in Asia now, but Kentucky has organized a partnership between its two largest Universities (Louisville and Kentucky) and Argonne National Lab to develop the next generation of battery technology. Federal stimulus money and some state money will be used for the venture. Toyota, GM, and Ford all manufacture cars in Kentucky. I wish that Hawaii would work with UH to go after an emerging research topic that could bring a whole new business…maybe make Hawaii a center for alternative energy research?

  234. Garret April 14, 2009 8:05 pm

    Philadelphia cable network was showing the Good Friday service from the Vatican…but a glitch resulted in them switching to a “Girls Gone Wild” commercial!

  235. Garret April 14, 2009 8:06 pm

    Free play links pau.

  236. Garret April 14, 2009 8:07 pm

    Fans who bring a Nintendo DS (including the new DSi) to a Seattle Mariners game will get special content sent to their DS by ESPN…this is another way that teams can enrich the experience of being at the game for fans.

  237. duffer April 14, 2009 8:15 pm

    Anybody else doing taxes tonight?

  238. Garret April 14, 2009 8:20 pm

    Before I go to sleep, I had to post this article about how Wyoming is going after Polynesian recruits. I can’t imagine a Polynesian pipeline to Wyoming, but apparently Mike Fanoga is a very good recruiter…and the more Polynesian players they get, the more attractive a destination it will be to future Polynesian recruits…

    It’s not easy to have a Polynesian influence in Laramie, Wyo.

    But the University of Wyoming football team definitely has a Polynesian influence in place now with new outside linebackers coach Mike Fanoga.

    In five short months, the Cowboys have already recruited three Polynesian players in defensive back Trendt Marsom (Honolulu), wide receiver Alo Moli (West Valley, Utah) and defensive Mike Purcell (Highlands Ranch, Colo.). All are part of UW’s 2009 recruiting class.

    Two other Hawaiian players have indicated that they will walk-on at Wyoming in the fall.

    In looking ahead to 2010, two additional players with Polynesian ties have given Wyoming and new head coach Dave Christensen verbal commitments — defensive end Sonny Poletasi (Lawton, Okla.) and defensive lineman Desmond Tautofi (Honolulu).

    “If we can get two or three (Polynesian recruits to come to Wyoming) in a year, that would be great,” Fanoga said. “My goal is to get five or six per year.”

    Just how many players with Polynesian backgrounds have played at Wyoming over the years would purely be a guess. Most recently there have been only three — defensive lineman Paul Nunu (1974-76), fullback Mike Patolo (1996-97) and linebacker Leo Caires (1998-2001).

    He has 22 years of coaching experience on the college level, beginning with his alma mater in 1987. After leaving UTEP, Fanoga has made stops at Livingston (Ala.) University, Iowa Wesleyan, Valdosta (Ga.) State, Kentucky, Western Kentucky and most recently, New Mexico State.

    He has recruited over 100 Polynesian players at those stops.

  239. letsgowarriors April 14, 2009 8:29 pm

    geeze, wyoming getting verbals already. i wonder when we’ll start getting some 2010 verbals…

  240. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 8:31 pm

    A-House wrote:
    “The 6’8″ DT from Florida caught my attention. Believe he is a sophmore in high school now. Why would he want to play for Hawaii when he can go to Florida, Florida St, Miami, South Florida, etc? If he is good and signs LOI to Hawaii, some one or many someones did a very good marketing job for the Warriors”.

    manytimes UH coaches get tips from friends, associates, family, alumni, etc. MACs bunch is extremely interactive with their contacts.
    It may do well to land one recruit in a particular geographical area that may lead to others.

    However, when looking at MACs commits over his 2-years, the high school players are all from Hawaii and the western regions with the notable exception of Destin Stewart, who is from OKL.
    Ditto w JUCOs.

    MAC is a speed guy, and rightfully so.
    Hawaii is deep in certain types of players and shallow in others.

    There are risks in going beyond the Mississippi.
    JJ learned that the hard way.

    Once you trust in MACs recruiting-organizational skills, the rest is easy.
    D wins and speed is the sine quo non of D.

    Ill say it again, until we get shut-down corners and safeties that cover the width in a heart-beat, we will remain mediocre on D.
    When you have a front that attacks, you need your backside to cover. its that simple.

  241. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 8:50 pm

    Hawaii has more Polynesian players than any other D1A team in the nation, so wazzup?
    geez, has anyone being to Laramie?
    Isnt that where the US trains its POW guards for Gitmo. Lol.

    look, if u guyz are worried about reverse migration–dont.
    Aside from sheep and homophobics, you can hike along the powerline trails and strum on a six-string ukulele.
    its a great life at Laramie, especially if you are a major in husbandry.

  242. Stretch April 14, 2009 8:56 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos!!

    Sad news on Keither, Condolences to the family. It was cool to just hear Neil Everett announce the passing at the end of the ESPN broadcast.

  243. Jason April 14, 2009 8:58 pm

    chawan_cut: I loathe you. 😀

  244. SteveM April 14, 2009 9:04 pm

    My condolences to the Keiter family.

    My earliest memories of Les Keiter was as the voice of the Islanders, doing live and re-creation broadcasts… and his phrase “ringed-tailed howitzer”. He will be missed.

  245. whitey April 14, 2009 9:05 pm

    wf2, i can see you not an aggie or have any knowledge of what farm life is like. farmers and ranchers are probably the most honest and warm hearted you will meet outside of hawaii, so no make inuendos, inuendos, inuendos. sound familiar????

  246. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 9:07 pm

    Tomorrow is tea party day across the nation.
    naturally, we in hawaii luv our taxes and dont complain like good citizens and will sing our praises for Mufi,

    I’ve been workin’ on mufi’s-rail,
    All the live long day.
    I’ve been workin’ on da elevated rail,
    Just to spend every dime i own.
    Don’t you hear the tax collector callin?
    Rise up and pay your garbage-fee.
    Don’t you hear the CPA shouting
    “Brahda, blow your wads?”

    Bradah, won’t you pay,
    Bradah, mufi wants to play,
    bradah, let’s start at kapolei.

    Have a nice April 15th day 🙂

  247. whitey April 14, 2009 9:13 pm

    wf2, what’s wrong with being a husbandry major?????. i majored in animal husbandry and graduated in animal science when they change the name. what did you grad in????

  248. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 9:16 pm

    eh, whitey, no make like dat, we get aggies at UH and they clone sheep, now da buggahs like clone taro.
    geezus, what next?

  249. jm2375 April 14, 2009 9:22 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!

    Condolences to the family of Les Keiter. I remember listening to his Islanders broadcasts on the radio as a little kid.

    Long day at work. Just got home from a meeting where my boss got into an argument with another committee member. I almost got up and walked out, but decided I value my job and stayed put.

  250. whitey April 14, 2009 9:23 pm

    you sure they like clone taro??? or is it that they want to modify the genes so the taro is resistent to taro diseases??? get big difference between cloning and modification. you had vaccination for thyphoid or tetanus, very similar to gene modification, but not true gene modification, but prevents you from having the disease.

  251. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 9:27 pm

    I started out at lanikila day care and got my ged from koolau CCC. then went to the kakaako university of higher learning and received my degree in SOHK.

    I know kahikinui on maui has a carrying capacity of 1:2000, compared to the Anna Perry-Fiske parcel at Waimea with a 1:1 CC and rode the humuula padlocks with parker paniolas and roped-branded pipi. wrong guy cowboy.

  252. whitey April 14, 2009 9:29 pm

    wf2, just to let you know that i went to school at iowa state and spent many hours on the farm and working at the univ farm, so whenever anyone puts down farmers or ranchers, i do not take it to kindly. i still have many friends who either farm or ranch and visit them every other year. ok, said my piece, time to move on to something else.

  253. Jason April 14, 2009 9:31 pm

    warriorfanny2: You’re singing the wrong song! Tomorrow’s song is the one about federal taxes. Monday, you can sing the song about state taxes. 😀

  254. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 9:31 pm

    take up your taro “thesis” w Mililani Trask, et al, if u dare. lol.

  255. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 9:32 pm

    whitey, you need mother’s milk–i cant help u.

  256. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 9:37 pm

    Jason, Mufi’s (municipal) taxes and fees come every month, ie, real property taxes and every day–fees, etc.
    GET (state) taxes comes daily from sales.

  257. Jason April 14, 2009 9:40 pm

    Yeah, but federal tax day deserves a federal tax song, don’t you think? 🙂

  258. whitey April 14, 2009 9:41 pm

    sad to see our old time announcers going from this world, but send my best to their respective families.

  259. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 9:48 pm

    10% of the US tax payer-population pays 72% of the federal income taxes.
    So, celebration is mixed.
    Some are laughing, others are crying.

  260. Jason April 14, 2009 9:49 pm

    I still remember my Dad telling me about how he would listen to Les Keiter’s recreated games. I could imagine him reading the latest updates off the wire and recreating them, making stuff up. 😀

  261. roysan16 April 14, 2009 9:51 pm

    Re-Jake Ingram

    Early this morning, I was listening to 1420, and Gary Dickman is subbing for BC. He’s interviewing Jake Ingram, long snapper, and a NFL draft prospect.

    Before I get into the interview, let me make an observation on GD. In the past I’ve read comments from posters here maligning GD and the Animal Show, saying basically how ill conceived the show is. But when I see GD working solo away from CH he does a helluva better job. He comes across with added maturity and there’s not this aura of goofiness I see when he’s paired with CH in the afternoon show. This morning he’s was good, especially when he interviewed Jake.

    About the interview with Jake, GD asks the questions in rapid fire succession, which is something I’d admire–and he asked some good ones. For it seemed like when you’re listening to the interview you getting your bang for the buck. It was great. Boom,boom,boom-squeezing in so many questions and answers so the radio listeners can extract as much information on Jake in the interview–and they did, surely. I did…

    Facts I learned from GD’s interview with Jake

    1. He presently weighs 233 lbs. And scouts want him to get to 240 lbs.
    2. This last year he made 8 tackles. With 2 coming in the Senior Bowl game.
    3.NFL teams scouts said to him:
    a) They like his velocity on the snaps
    b)They like the way he runs down the field on punt coverages
    c)They like the way he doesn’t telegraph his snaps
    4. A lot of what he learned about long snapping he is quoted as saying he picked it up from the internet
    5.His brother, also a long snapper, has been long snapping since the Pop Warner days–and is due to arrive at UH for the fall camp.
    6.Has no preference on what team he wants to play for, saying that with 32 teams out there he’d be happy to find a spot
    7. He’s is privy to knowing which teams are having long snappers retiring or ones getting to the end stages of they’re careers, but reserved comment on which teams are showing the most interests in him. Something to the effect he’d rather keep things under wraps.
    8. During the games on the sidelines he’s likely to be gripping the ball, lining the laces up–holding, squeezing the ball to get a feel for the ball. He mentioned that cold, wet weather making long snapping an added chore.
    9.He will be here in Hawaii during the draft.
    10. He likens long snapping as being able to throw the perfect spiral, but doing it upside done ( which makes sense to me).

    One note to add is that it was during Jake’s sophomore year I remembering listening on the radio to Coach Jones predicting that Jake was going to play on Sundays. And at that time, honestly, I thought it was Coach Jones going overboard with his evaluation…and maybe I laughed to myself at another one of Coach Jones wild ideas…but you see look what happened– Coach Jones was creditable right. And my hats are off to Coach Jones on what he saw back then…and to Jake in the upcoming draft and his past performances for the Warrior team.

    Having a cerebral type interviewee, like Jake, that answers the questions in rapid fire succession, too…. maybe (no?) enhances the interview and makes the interviewers look good, too (no?).

  262. d1島 April 14, 2009 10:04 pm

    twitter’s not for everyone….


  263. oxtail soup April 14, 2009 10:05 pm

    Here’s a link to an interview with Colt and his teammate Devin Thomas today:


  264. warriorfanny2 April 14, 2009 10:14 pm

    roysan, good stuff. thanx for sharing.
    dont get me started on Dickhead, the hermie-backer. lol.

    I have watched Jake for two-years practice and he is truly incredible. He does it on his own. His drills are uncanny.
    He does this one drill on the diamondhead side of the grass-field from inside the 5 yardline.
    He snaps the ball at one of the goal post-legs and aims at a target, and he doesnt miss….over and over again his snaps are perfect or near perfect.
    He goes from one drill to another, working on punt snaps and holder snaps. Every practice, without mentor or urging.
    And he is a perfectionalist for speed and accuracy.
    He practices perfect.
    One mistake, he does it again and again in machine-like fashion.

    JJ knew he would be drafted by his junior year and said so publically.
    Jake Ingram stands head n shoulders above the rest…and he has earned it the hard way with incredible work-ethos discipline, dedication and consistency.

  265. JaM April 14, 2009 10:35 pm

    Good evenng to all!

    Condolences to the Keiter family.

    Happy BDAY JesseJames!

    Prayers for Mrs C’s uncle.

  266. Brie April 14, 2009 10:37 pm

    Happy birthday uncle (Jesse)James (:

    Everyone is suddenly using Twitter! I just realized that.

  267. labrat April 14, 2009 10:40 pm

    Aloha Les Keiter. I remember enjoying your recreated games and the phrase “ring-tailed howitzer” when you did UH basketball games.

  268. Hawaiianbod April 14, 2009 10:42 pm

    Condolences to the Keiter family.

    Rest in Peace ‘General’.

    …..thanks for the memories.

  269. Stephen Tsai April 14, 2009 10:44 pm

    It’ll be a late post tomorrow. I’m going to do it after practice.

  270. whitey April 14, 2009 10:52 pm

    ST, have fun with the bees. best way, but takes a while is to use hornet and wasp spray, shoot them in the early morning when they not too active, then again at night. make sure you can escape quickly into the house. have fun and may your bees go somewhere else.

  271. Hawaiianbod April 14, 2009 10:55 pm

    Prayers and good thoughts for Big C’s uncle.

  272. Kekoa April 14, 2009 11:05 pm

    Mama Coloma ~ May the humble prayers offered by the Tsaiko Ohana transcend these airways and help to bring comfort to your Uncle.

  273. Momo April 14, 2009 11:21 pm

    All my life I was on the farm and later got a degree in Vocational Agriculture at Colorado State and for 30 years taught agriculture in High school and now at Koolau for 20 years. I am very sad when some one make fun of Agriculture..Where is your food coming from…Also, the students I work with knows that they will not make a living in the field, but enjoyed the class for they learn life skills while they are learning which they could not do in the other classes. Many of these students come to me and say thank you for helping them. This is the one factor that keeps me going even at my advance age.
    I see you know my brother Kaname….

  274. al ™ April 14, 2009 11:35 pm

    mr. ahouse

    dayton morinaga is the beat writer for men’s basketball. it should be he who springs the recruit info.

  275. Cindy-cenn April 14, 2009 11:52 pm

    My prayers and thoughts go to the Keiter ohana.

    See you tomorrow, all!

  276. warriorfanny2 April 15, 2009 12:01 am

    talk about molehills and mountains.
    Look, folkz you all need to get a grip, be secure about yourselves and plant your carrots without fear that warriorfanny is a bunny lookin to raid your garden.

    Im sorry if you are hurt and require counseling.
    But, jump off your self-adoring pedestals, go back to my original post and you will see the context of my words were not meant to bring an end to agriculture that we all know.

    If that doest work, try hatha yoga and controlled breathing.

    Try to meditate on all the problems of the world and in particular those that live in oppressed countries with political police and no freedom of expression.
    At the same time condense your ego into the form of a miniscule grain of sand, until gradually you accept yourself as one that comprises a vast and endless desert.

    Now if you reach that point of supreme concentration and focus–you will be rid of all the petty extra-sensory-perceptions that inhibit reason and cause disfunction.

    Ready…all together now, in a lotus position and follow Richard Simmons….ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmm.

  277. al ™ April 15, 2009 12:12 am

    tom carney passed away tonight. he battled cancer for several years.
    my condolences to his son sean carney, uh warrior vballer.

    tom would never turn a cheek if some kid needed his help.

    he should be credited for giving shane komine a chance at the d1 level. tom contacted nebraska and they gave him a scholarship and the rest was history.

    rest in peace.

  278. MeiLing April 15, 2009 12:20 am

    Sorry to hear about the passing of ‘The General’ Keiter, and Kalas. I used to listen to them call Islander games in my younger days.


    Did you live on Pumehana when you were a kid working at the Taniguchi store?

    Mr. A-House,

    Wow! If I knew how to bet, I coulda made more kala when I held the dice for 45 mins. But I was just a rookie then. Glad you did well! Making Mrs. A-House happy.

    Night! Might be able to get to practice if I can get to sleep….

  279. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 12:54 am

    hiya gangee.

    Happy Belated Birthday, bradda JJ. hope you had/having fun tonight.

  280. Committed Road Warrior April 15, 2009 12:54 am


    Talk about foul taste. You dis farmers and agriculture and when a couple folks voice their displeasure at what you said, your advice to them is to essentially shut up and take it on the chin. I might not be adept at those subjects specifically but talking down about that profession or lifestyle is probably the last thing to cross my mind. Somehow talking down about people and/or lifestyles seems to come almost naturally to you.

    The tag works wonders if you’re gonna say something off-the-cuff and not come off as if you were serious about it.

    I’m sorry, but I just couldn’t let this one go without making a remark. You can only keep your thoughts to yourself for so long before you gotta vent. I guess for me that time is now (almost 4:00am where I stay).

    Maybe my mind will be refreshed come lunch time…..

  281. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 12:56 am


    that was too funny!
    when I got to sleep and was thinking of Liz an dat make up kit,
    I wen druuul. :mrgreen: dats why i had da big smile on my map.

  282. Committed Road Warrior April 15, 2009 12:57 am

    Second paragraph in my post #280 should read:

    “The sarcasm tag works wonders…..”

  283. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 12:58 am

    Pauoa Boy,
    you are my hero.

    ,blockquote> Pauoa Boy:

    April 14th, 2009 at 6:49 pm
    Only got one thing to say about that prick Bolla… Beat It Geek!!!

    sumbudy once said, took da wurds right outta my mout. 😀

  284. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 1:06 am

    CRW, whitey, al

    howzit bradda Tsaikos.
    no need get all huhu wit wf2
    think about farming on whitey’s tour 😀
    planting a carrot on lower Mill St. 😀

    but i no da peelin wen sumbudy puts
    clorox in da drinking watah an tinks day doing u a fayvah.
    luv da farm, e i e i ooooo. 😀
    whitey get da most trained farm animalz i eva did see.
    cute too. 😆 😆

    I just luv my yokes.

  285. al ™ April 15, 2009 1:11 am

    mei ling….nope. but, my good friend did, so i did hang around there a lot.

  286. Kekoa April 15, 2009 1:13 am

    wf2 ~ I’m steppin’ up for our senior citizen bloggers. I’m not comfortable with the evil bunny trampling their gardens. I’d like to ask you to be more considerate of these old timers and others when you post. They deserve much more respect than the type of slick response you offered in #276 above.

    To them, it is all about that mountain that came from the mole hill.

  287. al ™ April 15, 2009 1:14 am

    bhf…whoa self indulgence eh?

    but, you right. whitey get some nice looking (umm) farm animals and they not heifers either.

  288. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 1:14 am

    da postah child cold be a opposite gender and try trick yu.
    he.she wen set whitey off, an so dat sets me off 2. 😀
    but az u no from PB today, we already had our quota today, Pauoa Boy wen lite up ebolla, so we gotta show DISCIPLINE and wack one at a time, fiyah fo efek. 😆 focus: bolla. 😆

  289. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 1:18 am


    self indulgent? when Liz Chun wuz puttin da makeup on,
    i wuz tring so hard for make self indulgent. 😆
    but kekoa wen give me away. 😆

  290. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 1:22 am

    al, CRW

    dollars to doughnuts dat wf2 is a lady.akin all macho 😆
    anna name dropah 2. 😆

    take it from dis reliable sauce.
    truth is, Mili would run from da guyz, tatooz bedamned. 😀

  291. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 1:30 am

    wea yu stay? I’ll play nice, promise.

    btw, my client had a GREAT Inoke kine day today.
    the police were called to the school to arrest her, 2 came, the VP wuz wild, an day all got to see a fake Order come apart.
    Because they all didn’t read the paper, let alone it was not actually the Order that the Judge had signed.

    my point being, in this life, we gotta cool our jets sometimes until the timing is most right.

    if we don’t pick on warriorfanny and royssan16, maybe we’ll get samoa inside scoops. but again, i defer to you ancients cuz I know you kinow more than me so i’m thinking there is same behind da scenes stuff going on with da mind games. am I off?

    you tinkin wf2 is MKM? if dats wat u tinking, den a big 😀
    an i’ll stick to you wen we go LV 9/19.

  292. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 1:37 am

    nice nice article about

  293. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 1:47 am

    nite nite

    sweet warrior dreams. 😀

    be nice.
    focus on dabolla.
    you could end up like my friend, sent me all kinds(3) of faxes, handwritten, while I was on Maui, telling me Obama wuz kissin sum Muslim’s belt buckle, that a dinghy was holding up our navy, yada yada.
    den I come home and Obama is credited for doing a great job. some people, just can’t get past the color of the skin or the name of the party affiliation. won’t give Obama credit for doing a good job so far, want him to fail. don’t become one of them kinda people. we can use football knowledgeable people to share here. please.

  294. Search Engine April 15, 2009 1:56 am

    Both The Guys looking very gorgeous .Nice pic

  295. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 15, 2009 2:08 am

    roysan16 – mahalo for #261. Great to hear ll the news about Jake! JJ is indeed a special guy too. Look forward to seeing him back in Hawaii again.

    Nitey nite and SWEET Warrior Dreams!

  296. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 15, 2009 2:08 am

    Oh heck.


  297. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 15, 2009 2:09 am


    Discipline, Inoke said… is this year’s watchword.

  298. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 15, 2009 2:10 am


    I also like RESPECT

  299. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 15, 2009 2:10 am

    Respect for the game, the coaches, fellow players, and yourself.

  300. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 15, 2009 2:11 am


  301. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 2:14 am

    good girl. 😀

    discipline indeed.

  302. Kekoa (iPhone) April 15, 2009 2:32 am

    Well…I was going practice did AM. Now, I goin’ sleep!


  303. Uchinanchu April 15, 2009 2:37 am

    Who left the lid off the lame bucket? warriorfanny2 crawled out again!!!

  304. Hawaiianbod April 15, 2009 2:44 am

    condolences also to the Carney ohana.

  305. Hawaiianbod April 15, 2009 2:48 am

    garret – here’s hoping a good night’s rest has erased your sickness.

  306. Hawaiianbod April 15, 2009 2:50 am

    continued prayers for Aunty Diana, FlaTed and LTUHF.

  307. Hawaiianbod April 15, 2009 2:53 am

    sending some Hawaiian Sun to djmitcho and wafan. enjoy! 🙂

  308. Hawaiianbod April 15, 2009 2:55 am

    g’nite al!


  309. bighilofan2 April 15, 2009 3:20 am


  310. wafan April 15, 2009 3:27 am

    Good tax day everyone!

  311. wafan April 15, 2009 3:28 am

    Hi bhf2! Hope your day goes well.

    Gotta get to school early. Shucks.

  312. midnight April 15, 2009 3:49 am

    Belated Happy Birthday to James!!! from Midnight and Barbara.

  313. Stretch April 15, 2009 4:17 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

  314. d1島 April 15, 2009 6:14 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy(?) Tax Day!

    …perhaps a spot of “TEA” today? (Taxed Enough Already)

  315. d1島 April 15, 2009 6:14 am


  316. djmitcho April 15, 2009 6:37 am

    Good Morning All! Thanks for the sun whitey and hawaiianbod. It’s not warm yet, but at least the sun is out.

  317. roysan16 April 15, 2009 6:46 am

    Re-Les Keiter

    I can’t help but think that when people eulogize the General the first things that come to mind is “wow, what an enriching life he had”. And he did. His passage on this Earth took him to different venues and different stages that when I later listened to him on past radio interviews recanting his remembrances he spoke with such an fevered excitement, like the Ali-Liston fight nearly 60 years ago, like if the fight took place yesterday. When I listened to him, he was excitable, and he could describe the fight in detailed clarity–yet what I observed merging when he spoke was not only the profound recanting of the sporting event but that of his spirit…which above anything else, his spirit, so devoted and coveted–will surely be missed, too.

    Extracting so much out of life is so fulfilling and so admirable. And the General did.

    And how I remember the General is that of a little child awakening on Christmas Day, where he conveyed so much zest and zeal in broadcasting the Islander games and anchoring the nightly sports.

    What wouldn’t surprise me, though, is if someone actually includes in their eulogy at the General’s memorial that his passage on this Earth was marked like everyday was like a Christmas morning…for this is the quality I saw exuding from the General…an admirable quality that to me was really endearing that I can envision when I remembered listening to his broadcasts..

    Extending one’s condolences to a once in a generation type broadcaster runs deep, too. And my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this hard time.

  318. jm2375 April 15, 2009 6:49 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Condolences to Sean Carney and his family.

    Nice tax day for me – 1st time I’ve gotten a refund in years, thanks to c$$ppy economy. 👿

    Waiting for the practice reports….

  319. whitey April 15, 2009 6:57 am

    good morning tsaikos.

  320. whitey April 15, 2009 7:00 am

    djmitcho, tried sending some warm air, but it is not as warm. not going complain cause summer is just around the corner and then going wish it was winter or spring. sunshine is the best.

  321. whitey April 15, 2009 7:02 am

    momo, thanks and when you come to maui, we will pick you up and take you to lunch and see your brother. he going fall down.

  322. whitey April 15, 2009 7:04 am

    bhf2, thanks and we think the same, so you are right. next time on tour, we going start at different merchant. hahahahahaaa

  323. Stretch April 15, 2009 7:05 am

    whitey – I am not sure if PP has gotten over the shock of watching you in action

  324. whitey April 15, 2009 7:06 am

    hawaiianbod, am truly glad to see you up and running. working on some other simple recipe, so if it works, will pass it on.

  325. duffer April 15, 2009 7:08 am


    I haven’t gotten over the shock when we watch home games at the merchants. 🙂

  326. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 15, 2009 7:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Hmmm. night fishing last night. #1 son called and said new WOW update= wife and son will be playing for a few hours=time to go fishing.

    Nothing biting on our side of the place but after he left I got 2 “halalu bait” to prepare for the future.


  327. Stretch April 15, 2009 7:17 am

    April 15th, 2009 at 7:08 am
    I haven’t gotten over the shock when we watch home games at the merchants.

    that must make for some great halftime entertainment

  328. whitey April 15, 2009 7:22 am

    stretch, what action???? i am just a simple guy who enjoys company!!! hahahahahaaaa

  329. whitey April 15, 2009 7:35 am

    it is that time of the day when breakfast of champions call. see you all later.

  330. A-House April 15, 2009 8:42 am


    Passed you while Devin was approaching your car -hope he was not late to class!!

  331. al ™ April 15, 2009 9:11 am

    men’s basketball recruiting….
    no news is not good news.

    …nuff said

  332. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 9:36 am

    RIP General…

  333. Kekoa April 15, 2009 9:42 am

    All quiet on da Wessai…da Tax man is getting turned out. TEA party should be an overflow mob this PM.

    D-1 is looking for a wooden barrel to wear down to the rally. (J) James already gave up the shirt off his back. Stretch is down to his last pair of Bee-Ba-Dees again. Times are harder than ’29.

    Prayers for Coloma’s Uncle…

  334. Kekoa April 15, 2009 9:49 am

    A Final salute to Les Keiter. I hope that there is a moment of silence rendered for him at all the Sporting events this weekend.

  335. madeinhawaii April 15, 2009 9:50 am

    I’m waiting for BB updates, too.

  336. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 10:07 am

    Coach Nash must be waiting too.

  337. Colomaohana April 15, 2009 10:15 am

    Good morning Tsai-ko ohana!!

    Big mahalo to JJ for getting the word out here on the Dark Side about my uncle. You guys are the BOMB baby!!!

    Here’s a link to the thread I started on the Pink Side:


  338. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 10:19 am

    April 14th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    OMG homey went to the lameside!

    I was always on the lame side. I just don’t portray it as well as chawan.

  339. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 10:27 am

    is that my best or worst side?
    unfortunately, i think it might be my only side.

  340. Loa April 15, 2009 10:35 am

    Colomaohana –
    thoughts and prayers for your uncle.
    one day when we meet i’d like to share a story with you
    sorry but i don’t know how to post on the pink side.
    hope you still lurking around.

  341. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 10:38 am

    chawan – It’s your unique side. I’m glad to share it with you. You know us type of guys gotsta stick together and repel the Jason’s of the world.

  342. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 10:39 am

    Loa – You gotta register on the pink side. It’s not as carefree posting as it is here.

  343. PowderPuff April 15, 2009 10:49 am

    Big C – sending lots of good thoughts and prayers to your uncle and your entire ohana. Every single day is special.

  344. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 10:53 am

    PowderPuff – Damn, I wish I was a young cougar prey… hahahaha

  345. COPO April 15, 2009 10:59 am

    Regarding “Wyoming recruiting Polynesian players from Hawaii” – Wyoming will only get the players from Hawaii that UH decided not to recruit, and “verbal commitments” don’t mean a thing at this time, other factors need to be researched are will an athlete project as a “qualifier.”

  346. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 11:00 am

    i already do. see #243.
    got that covered.

  347. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 11:06 am

    chawan – Good good. One less thing to worry about.

  348. Loa April 15, 2009 11:15 am

    homey ℞ – #342, 10-4, maybe better that way huh

  349. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 11:25 am

    Loa – I don’t know, Esme always has her rolled up newspaper ready to discipline the rule breakers.

  350. warriorfanny2 April 15, 2009 5:49 pm

    Dennis Miller on the recent threat by Somali Pirates to kill Americans on the high seas, Miller said,

    “Somali wanna a cracker”.

    btw, i read my fan mail this pm. Nice try, mom n dad just reinforced their luv, but dont be discouraged, Bernard Madoff might be interested in your company and emails.

  351. Mercy April 15, 2009 6:51 pm

    Hi everyone. Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
    I am from Jordan and also now am reading in English, give true I wrote the following sentence: “Book cheap flights tickets, hotels,car rentals, discount holiday packages, best.”

    With respect :P, Mercy.

  352. Cameras April 17, 2009 1:09 am

    Extracting so much out of life is so fulfilling and so admirable..

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