Game Day: Utah State

We’ve heard it all this week.

‘Back against the wall.”

“Five-game playoffs.”

Thing is, UH is at home. It’s homecoming. And this is a team that is just 22 months removed from a BCS appearance. Sure, there have been injuries. Devastating injuries, if you will. And playing on the road is never easy. And the last two home opponents were very good.

But there’s enough talent in personnel and coaching that the Warriors should be able to deliver today. At this week’s news conference, Greg McMackin paraphrased from “Man in the Mirror.” Time to see what the reflection shows.

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Nice to see that the women’s basketball selection commission apparently is choosing the next police chief.

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A modern city is measured by its education system and its culture. Furlough Fridays and the problems of the Honolulu Symphony are further proof that these are sad times.

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Former Wahine softball pitcher Kym Weil gets to meet Tom Ford, fashion designer-turned-director.



  1. djmitcho November 7, 2009 7:29 am

    Good Morning All!! GAME DAY!!! GO WARRIORS!!!

  2. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 7:34 am

    Since I’m on the rag today, how come I just can’t go to our paper’s home page and see the Kahuku-Leilehua result right away.
    I was out last night. I didn’t watch the news. I go to the site specifically to see the score.
    But it’s not at the top, and by the time I wait for it refresh … I, uh, forgot what i was looking for.
    Gosh, I miss Gigi.

  3. koakane™ November 7, 2009 7:35 am

    top 5 yehaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  4. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:41 am

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

    You guys are sneaky…. 🙄

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 7:41 am

    Top Four! 🙂

  6. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 7:42 am

    Mornin’ everybody.

  7. koakane™ November 7, 2009 7:42 am

    morning early risers, tsaikos here and afar, warrior fans and all in the 808

    congrats to aiea and kahuku for winning the OIA white and red championships. kamehameh for taking the ILH also to the wahines for dismantling fresno state

    well it is saturday and annoddah tgate with UH fball later this afternoon. wishing the best for the warriors and when they look into the mirror after its all done let there will be joy and cheering all around.

  8. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 7:42 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Winning streak starts tonight!

  9. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:42 am

    ~~•~~~~•~~ ★ ★ ★ Be => W A R R I O R S !!! ★ ★ ★ ~~•~~~~•~~

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 7:43 am

    or five….

    Good, Brew’s here. Lets start the parade. 🙂 🙂

    Game day baybees, lets just have a win, please!!!

  11. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:43 am

    AIEA Won? 😯 😯 😯

  12. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:44 am

    Oh yeah… and dat one monkey too…. 🙄 😆 😆

  13. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:44 am

    Top Ten!

  14. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:45 am

    …plus tree

  15. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:46 am

    Boy, Hawkeyes run for glory may have just been derailed…

  16. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:46 am

    …. public school…. 🙄 😀

  17. koakane™ November 7, 2009 7:47 am

    au’wryte brew is awake and caught it. you win a cookie

  18. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 7:47 am

    I really think one of the OIA divisions should be green.
    This is all Hugh Yoshida’s fault.

  19. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:48 am

    It is the (think they’re) big 10(+1)…. 🙄

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 7:48 am

    Good morning Mr. Tsai. How are you this fine day? Oh nevermind, you’re on the rag. Sorry.

    *DPK tip toes out of Mr Tsai’s line of sight.*

  21. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:48 am

    Sumbuddy gotta let Don Weir know we ovah hea now

  22. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:48 am

    Scripted plays to start the game and Execute, execute, execute!

    KISS in the kicking game.

    Wrap up. Swarm to the ball.

    Expect to be in a dogfight for 60 minutes (plus, if necessary)

  23. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 7:49 am

    Boy, Hawkeyes run for glory may have just been derailed…

    They’re still showing M*A*S*H* reruns?

  24. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:49 am

    Show up!

    Bring a friend (or two).

    Ignore any negatives during the game.

    Expect to be the 12th man for 60 minutes (plus, if necessary).

  25. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:49 am

    Can someone please explain the “White” deal…. ? Neva have that back in my cave-days…. 🙄

  26. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 7:50 am

    Somewhere in 1980, we had to look at the 1981 football schedule to choose our wedding day. Had to ensure Hawaii didn’t play at home,
    so that our relatives & friends could attend our ceremony and reception.
    We also purchased a $1,200.00 video cassette recorder so that we could tape the away game (same day live free tv…we don’t get that anymore), so that the guys could watch the game the next day as we opened our wedding presents.

    I wonder if families today still need to consider Hawaii’s football schedule when planning their events.

    Even our honeymoon was shortened so that we could be back for the next home game. Die hard from early 1970’s till today, and forever.

  27. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:50 am


    …geez, I wish you’d stop doing that!

  28. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 7:51 am

    A nice plus about going off of daylight savings time is today’s game will start at 10pm. Sure I’ll have to stay up a bit, but this is no worse than when I was still living on the west coast.

    Surely beats the 11pm start a little bit…..and WAY better than midnight.

  29. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:51 am

    Huh…. “60 Minutes” going to be filming at tonight’s game? 😯

  30. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 7:51 am

    today is our 28th wedding anniversary,
    must have done something right????

  31. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:52 am

    Betamax…. 😀

  32. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:52 am


    Das why get June brides! 😈 😯 😆

  33. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 7:52 am


    I don’t think the Gridiron show considered UH’s home dates.

  34. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:53 am

    Happy Anniversay!!! (I think….) 😀

  35. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:53 am

    Congratulations Mr. chopsueyboy and Mrs. chopsueyboy!

  36. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:54 am

    How come Northwest(ern) is plays in the conference based in the midwest? 😯

  37. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:55 am

    Didn’t the Mayor select the WBB coach? 😆

  38. d1島 November 7, 2009 7:55 am


    If they don’t, they might miss the story of the year!

  39. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:56 am

    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆


    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆

    Go WARRIORS!!! 😀 😯 😆

  40. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:58 am

    KK – Hooowwwwwzzziiittttt – Hooooowwwwww yoooooouuuuuu!!! 😆 😆 😆

  41. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 7:59 am

    What a barn burner that Leileihua – Kahuku game was.

    Congrats to Jason and all of his Menehune minions for their victory. I’m not sure how, but I’m certain that the fact that Jason is now a math teacher at Moanalua had something to do with Moanalua’s win. Whats your secret Jay?

  42. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 7:59 am

    A hundred years ago, when I had to decide on buying my first video recorder, it came down to beta or vhs.
    A guy named Mike Middlesworth, who used to purchase computers for our paper, said to get beta because it was smaller, and smaller is better.So all of my eldest kid’s first steps are on a format I can’t use.
    Then again, Middlesworth was the guy who hired Ed Kennedy over me. Ed was one of the few vegetarians with a pot belly.
    Good times.
    I think I’ve been drinking from the Hater-aid this morning.

  43. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 7:59 am

    Perusing today’s college football schedule, why are four (4) SEC teams going up against FCS (1-AA) foes this late in the season?

    Also, maybe it’s just me but there seems to be a greater number of non-conference matchups this week than there are historically at this point in the season.

  44. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:00 am

    You mean the 11-team Big Ten?

  45. Bulla November 7, 2009 8:00 am


    Let’s get the win…………

  46. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:01 am

    I’m still trying to figure out why Boise State always prints stats about being the best team on the West Coast.

  47. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:02 am

    ST – So does Mr. A-house spy on you every morning (@ 5:30 am)…. including weekends? Maybe we should kick in so he can setup some bleachers…. maybe start-up a pep band. C_C could be in charge of passing out balloons….. 🙄 😆 😯

  48. Bulla November 7, 2009 8:02 am

    you are in rare form, but that’s ok…… you got your ‘fame gace’ on, i mean ‘game face’

    playing USU is tough, can’t make the shirts, they’d look funny


    Lose money with that design 🙁

  49. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:04 am

    I think I’m grouchy because a certain coach told me that an assistant coach attended a funeral in New York. I’m thinking, that’s really a hard travel to leave for New York on a Wednesday and be back in Hawaii on a Friday. Only I find out the funeral was in Oregon.

  50. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:04 am

    Nah….. my post #19 says “10(+1)” – inspiration from d1島‘s #14. 😀

  51. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 7, 2009 8:05 am

    Let’s see if third time is the charm

    UH wof the first softball game yesterday 19-1 – the ten-run rule was not in effect. Who won the second game -we left to go watch the volleyball blowout.

    Assuming the softball team won, that’s fiyr ganes abd ibe natch in just over 48 hours in the UH Win Column. How about making that seven games and two matches by 7 pn tomorrow night?

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 8:06 am

    Brew –

    Now that idea is just bully, I tell you, just bully!
    *DPK smiles and does his best Teddy Roosevelt impersonation.*

  53. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:06 am

    Is Oregon on the West coast? 🙄

  54. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:06 am

    ~~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WARRIORS!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~~

  55. d1島 November 7, 2009 8:07 am


    That might work but if c_c shows up with his orange jacket, it will attract C & C road crews thinking he must be Da Supahvisah.

  56. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 7, 2009 8:08 am

    Whoops!!! wof = won

    fiyr ganes abd ibe natch = five games and one match

    Too early

  57. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:08 am

    Any comments from Princess Leila regarding the soccer player from UNM? Hey….. any comments (period!) from PL…. 🙄 😯 😕

  58. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:08 am

    I don’t get to see A-House too much.
    We’re like rats and mongoose. The A-House family goes to bed very early. And they’re very quite and polite.
    We never sleep, and we’re very noisy

  59. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:09 am

    ‘k den…. replace the orange balloons wid orange traffic cones…. 😆

  60. d1島 November 7, 2009 8:10 am

    Note to self:

    No be on da road same time as WDoc today….

  61. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:10 am

    I think Oregon is in the Big Ten.

  62. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:11 am

    Who da rats…. and is the mongoose dat much better? 🙄

  63. d1島 November 7, 2009 8:11 am


    Oregon is definitely on the West Coast. We seen it!

  64. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:12 am

    I wonder who invented traffic cones?
    They’re the perfect design. Heavy bottomed. Airy at the top. I think I might be a human traffic cone.

  65. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:12 am

    Aren’t the Green Bay Pac-kers in the PAC-10? 🙄

  66. Slugger November 7, 2009 8:13 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Go, guys! You know who you are!


    W-Doc, thanks for the softball score. The HA didn’t have it on their site last night.

  67. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:13 am

    I heard the team payroll for USC is about the same as for the Packers…. 😆

  68. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:15 am

    I think I would be a non-operational traffic camera…. 🙄

  69. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 8:16 am

    june bride wasn’t considered.
    tried to get 7.11.1981 but wife’s mom said it wasn’t a good date on chinese calendar.
    I checked for 11.7.1981 and got her mom’s approval.
    so many things to consider, away game, chinese calendar.

  70. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:17 am

    Geography is tough.
    A UH basketball player was once on a flight from California to Hawaii. Plane started to shake. He said: “Man, the Atlantic is rough.”

  71. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 8:17 am


    I still got my betamax and it works if you don’t mind using 2 knives to get the tape in and out

  72. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:17 am

    Slugger – How’s da rice? Throw some of al‘s curry on top and call it breakfast! 😀

  73. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:20 am

    Sorry about not having the softball score.
    We’re too busy writing stories about Colorado assistant coaches.

  74. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:21 am

    chopsueyboy – Re: #69

    So…. does that make your wife’s mom a chinese checker!?? 😆 😯 😆

  75. koakane™ November 7, 2009 8:21 am

    Congratulations Mr. chopsueyboy and Mrs. chopsueyboy! hey there brew what kind of cookie you want bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    good morn to the oddahs now getting up, nuff said already time to put up or well you know the rest. heading out now to set up the tgate so be good and let be there to yell out a victory on homecoming.


  76. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:22 am

    For several years, we were looking for a beta machine so we could transfer the tapes.
    Somebody said he located a used one.
    We’re like great.
    Turns out it was from an adult video store.
    We’re like, we’re not putting our tapes in that.

  77. koakane™ November 7, 2009 8:22 am


  78. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:23 am

    KK No more J(J) …. no let da fuud burn! 😆

  79. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:23 am

    Chinese checker.
    That’s a good one.

  80. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:25 am

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  81. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:26 am

    I still can’t believe UH is an underdog today.
    For amusement purposes, I would take the points.
    And I would bet the hale.
    And the fale.
    Maybe even Peter Pale.

  82. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:31 am

    For entertainment purposes only….

    in general – open at +3, and now down to +1-1.5. There’s one place still at +2.

  83. al November 7, 2009 8:31 am

    a colorado assistant????

    what pray tell is the subliminal message here?

  84. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:32 am

    U/L ~ 60-60.5

  85. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 8:32 am

    I hope it’s not humid again.
    The last two home games have been miserable.
    And then I don’t want to have to hear Leila giggle when my glasses steam up.

  86. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:33 am


  87. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 8:33 am


    loved that one
    I must relay to the family

  88. al November 7, 2009 8:33 am

    we could us a peter pale about now.

    btw, some local “for entertainment only” houses have the warriors now a 1 1/2 pt favorite.

  89. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:35 am

    Playing well and winning is a deodorizer, dehumidifier, AC, umbrella, warm-jacket, fuud for the tummy, rainbow of happiness and hope…. 😀

  90. al November 7, 2009 8:36 am

    good to see that the blog has its speedo’s back on.

  91. Don Weir November 7, 2009 8:37 am

    I found all of you!!

    I ran into Aaron Kia in the training room several days ago. We had a chat about his quotes from this weeks newspaper article.
    It gets interesting when two football letterwinners have a discussion.
    We agreed that:
    1. You don’t step out onto the field with anything less than a 100% effort,
    2. You play with teammates that give the same 100 percent,
    3. Past and present hasn’t changed these percentages
    4. I am proud to have been a Warrior Football Player
    5. He is proud to be a Warrior Football Player
    6. 99 years of Warrior Football players stand behind our 100th year team players, every down, every game
    Go Warriors!

  92. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:38 am

    al-ski – not over here….

  93. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 7, 2009 8:38 am


    I’m here at the softball game and again Parnaby isn’t here. Everyone else is though. Did she make it to UH?

  94. Garret November 7, 2009 8:39 am

    Samson earned the starting center job and he and his wife had their second child. Congratulations Samson!

    Another proud Father is Samson Satele! He and his wife just had there second child! Samson also secured his job at center meaning it’s his to lose. For 4 weeks he couldn’t get the O-line calls right and Cable replaced him with Morris.

    Satele has stepped up and learned his job. He now is running the show on the O-line and it can only get better with Gallery coming back.

  95. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:40 am

    #77 => stay balanced!

  96. Garret November 7, 2009 8:40 am

    If Idaho will be without their best 3 defenders, which ST’s article indicated was possible, then the Warrior offense should be able to move the ball well today. Finish off those drives for TDs and the game could be a comfortable win.

  97. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 8:40 am

    Congrats to the chopsueys!

  98. Garret November 7, 2009 8:42 am

    Reposting this from yesterday’s blog: Best of luck to Chad Owens–I’m glad that he’s getting a chance to play today. Too bad his first game comes in their last game of the season.

    On the Alouettes’ practice roster since July 14, he was earning perhaps $1,000 per week before taxes – and probably less – while supporting a wife and three children. But dreams don’t die easily.

    “A lot goes to staying mentally strong, knowing you’re not getting paid a lot,” Owens said. “Things cross your mind, but quitting was never one. I’m here because I love playing football. This is the career path I’ve chosen. And my pro career has been filled with ups and downs. It has been a roller-coaster ride.

    “But this is the reason why I get up and come to work, regardless of the circumstances.”

    Owens, a 5-foot-8, 180-pound wide receiver, gets a rare opportunity to play today (1 p.m., TSN, RDS, CJAD Radio-800), when Montreal completes its regular-season against the Toronto Argonauts at the Rogers Centre.</blockquote.

  99. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:42 am

    #94 – Hmmmmmm are they related? 😯

    I mean the events, not Samson, wife and keeds! 🙄 😀

  100. Garret November 7, 2009 8:43 am

    Reposting the Maui News article from the last blog.

    ”The next five games are like the playoffs — we lose, we’re out,” said UH safety Spencer Smith. ”So we just have to keep winning to go to a bowl game.”

    During the losing streak, the Warriors have allowed an average of 37 points per game, and have a minus-11 turnover ratio.

    ”I hate to put it on us that we have to win a ballgame, but if we want to do what we want to do, we have to win this ball game,” said UH coach Greg McMackin. ”Our backs are against the wall.”

    ”We have to go 5-for-5,” said Warriors quarterback Bryant Moniz. ”Coming off a six-game losing streak, I know that pretty much sounds impossible. But everybody in that locker room believes in it, and as long as we believe we can do it, we’re going to do our best to do it.”

  101. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:45 am

    $1000/wk….. how much are zip-paks now? 😕

  102. Garret November 7, 2009 8:46 am


    Maybe the pregnancy or birth was a distraction for Samson? I remember how McNabb had a major dip in performance last season when (if I remember correctly) his wife gave birth, and he got major criticism in the press and his coach benched him one game. A few weeks later he was playing at the same level as he was before.

  103. Garret November 7, 2009 8:47 am

    I know that LWJ will start according to the papers, but I hope that Green gets a good amount of carries in the second half and that Chizzy gets a swing or screen pass chance.

  104. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:54 am

    I still would like to see LWJ returning kick-offs …. running in the open field…. 🙄

  105. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:56 am

    I hope to be grilling some kalbi w/ friends in about 15 days…. 😀

  106. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 7, 2009 8:56 am

    Majam with a solo homer.

    Oh and my bad, Parnaby is here but sporting a “shiner” on her right eye. She’s got an ice pack on it.

  107. wafan November 7, 2009 8:57 am

    A winning Saturday to everyone!

  108. wafan November 7, 2009 8:58 am

    Congratulations to Chopsueyboy and Chopsueygirl!!!

  109. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 9:00 am

    Kazz – she’s on the roster #16.

  110. wafan November 7, 2009 9:00 am

    Go Warriors!

  111. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 9:01 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Happy Anny Mr and Mrs chopsueyboy!

    Brew- nice fleurs!

    Stopped for some ponchos. It is raining on Kauai.
    Got coconut and apple manju For the TG and ready for kope at the airport.

    Tonight will be the first of five WINS.

  112. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 9:03 am

    #105- would that be HERE? 😎

  113. wafan November 7, 2009 9:05 am

    Hey, Brew!

    Have not seen you around for a bit.

  114. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 9:05 am

    Eh…. how do you guys know that it’s “Chopsueygirl“? Maybe it’s dim sum or sticky rice or fortune cookie!?! 🙄 😆 😀

  115. wafan November 7, 2009 9:08 am


    Nope. I am not touching any of those. Way too easy to get myself in trouble. HA!

  116. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 9:08 am

    Eh…. how come Liz_K has 808ike‘s phone number? 😯 🙄 😀

  117. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 9:10 am

    😀 • 😆 .·´¯`·.¸.·• GO WARRIORS!!! •.·´¯`·.¸.·• 😉 • 🙄

  118. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 9:12 am

    When dating…. angry FIL to-be’s name was …. chopsticks! 😯

  119. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 9:16 am

    Yea! A seat next to an outlet. Americano w/ cinnamon. Life is good.

    Kekoa, hope you are feeling better!

    brew- I get planny phone nos. 😆

  120. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 9:18 am

    Good luck to Mighty Mouse!!!!

  121. wafan November 7, 2009 9:18 am

    Hi, Liz!

    Definitely have some fud today/tonight for me!!!

    Yum. Just 1.5 months to go. Whoo-hoo!!!

  122. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 9:20 am

    Stretch- saw your truck er “parked” at the airport.

  123. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 7, 2009 9:20 am

    Melissa Gonzales with two solo homers so far.

    UH 5
    Chaminade 0
    Top of the 3rd.

  124. wafan November 7, 2009 9:20 am

    al . . .

    About curry. I read that somewhere a bit ago. Seems to work for me, too.

  125. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 9:21 am


    you’re right

    her mom & dad were the original owners of Sweet Leilani Florist
    that used to be on Vineyard & Nuuanu
    and now she owns Petals & Beans on Ala Moana Bl…
    does that make her a flowergirl??? or flower/coffeegirl???

  126. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 9:22 am

    Hey wafan! Man. Just saw the latest AK cruise prices. Arrrgh.

  127. d1島 November 7, 2009 9:24 am

    Iowa gotta be feeling like they watching a beeg timer with $$$ flowing down like grains of sand…

  128. madeinhawaii November 7, 2009 9:27 am

    Congrats to the Chopsueys!! 26 years! Awesome!

    ST…. Oregon.. New York… eh.. both are on the coast. Even the WAC can’t get their travel plans right.. who can blame you?

    Hugh Yoshida… for an AD who only made 60K… according to many, he sure was responsible for a lot of things.

  129. wafan November 7, 2009 9:28 am

    Liz . . .

    Yeah. I noticed. I hope they are low in a couple of years! If not, oh well. Just have to do it, I suppose, to see what remains of the glaciers.

  130. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 9:31 am

    Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone 🙂

  131. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 7, 2009 9:33 am

    Katie Grimes with a two run homer.

    UH 7
    Chaminade 0
    Top of 4th.

  132. wafan November 7, 2009 9:33 am

    Yesterday, I hosted a SkillsUSA training day for my kids. Lots of fun!

    Had some great guest speakers, activities, and tons of information.

    Now we have to wait and see how well the kids use the information.

  133. A-House November 7, 2009 9:33 am

    Happy anni to Mr/Mrs Chopsueyboy!!

  134. Slugger November 7, 2009 9:37 am

    Rice is still cooking…slowly. Could someone please pickup MsLiz. I don’t think I’m going to be done by the time she’s ovah dere. Mahalo!

  135. A-House November 7, 2009 9:37 am


    Besides the SEC, Texas is playing Central Florida leading 14 – 3 late in the 1st qtr.

    I thought that schools did NOTschedule non-conference games once conference play began. Anyway, that’s the reason given to UH when they ask for a game during conference play.

    Or, is it that they schedule games with teams close to home as a “breather” – Florida is far from Texas!!!

  136. Slugger November 7, 2009 9:38 am

    Happy anniversary to Mr & Mrs Chopsueyboy!


  137. d1島 November 7, 2009 9:39 am


    Central Florida is even farther still from Texas!

  138. A-House November 7, 2009 9:40 am


    nice to see you back, alive, kicking, and still with the strong Warrior pride!!!

    as for ST, we can build bleachers above the road and look into his 2nd floor dining area – we can all “rub” Chawan’s ballons to make the squeeky noise so ST knows were are there!

  139. A-House November 7, 2009 9:42 am

    Hope to be able to get a “close” up view of the stationary bikes tonight – maybe Mrs A-House can take a few pics.

  140. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 7, 2009 9:46 am

    For the second game in a row a Chaminade pitcher takes a line drive to the knee. The young lady seems to be ok though. This injury didn’t seem as bad as the other Silversword pitcher that went down last nighr though.

    UH trainers tending to her now in the dugout.

  141. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 7, 2009 9:51 am

    Top of the 5th. UH 7 Chaminade 0.

    Ricketts out and Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu on the mound and Grimes is out and Enrique is catching.

  142. EH NO MAKE A... November 7, 2009 10:05 am

    Mr. Tsai,

    Wow, you’re covering it all today:

    – “Man in the Mirror”

    – Women’s basketball selection committee related to new Police Chief hiring process

    – Furlough Fridays

    – Honolulu Symphony

    Good going my friendm I feel so “cultured” now !

  143. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 10:05 am

    Auwe. I got bumped off Go! No Go. Hope I can make the 2 something flight.

  144. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 7, 2009 10:05 am

    Jori Jasper in at 1st base now.

    Top of 6th UH 10 Chaminade 0.

  145. Kekoa November 7, 2009 10:07 am

    Howzit Brewski! You bring color to an otherwize drab start here on the ceded lands.

  146. Kekoa November 7, 2009 10:13 am

    Regrets to T-gaters…Diana never did recover from her illness last night, so I’m playing the role of nurse Ratchett today. Gotta take care of my honi-gurl…and Pops of course.

    Gave my ticket to HoweLee to use today. He just left my hale on the way to bring coffee to the grill team. He also has other rations for the troops and that big box of paper goods and condiments. KK he has your plastic container.

    Enjoy yourselves crew…a hui hou!

    GO like you’ve GONE before WARRIORS!

  147. Kekoa November 7, 2009 10:18 am

    Happy Anny to the Chopsuey Couple! 28 years of marriage is quite an accomplishment. Congratulations for making it way past most couples today. Hope you can celebrate a win to go with that anniversary cake!

  148. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 10:20 am

    Go Jori!!!!

    Get well soon, Kekoa Ohana!
    HoweLee will make a good substitute cheer meister.

  149. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 7, 2009 10:20 am

    Lily Williams makes her Wahine debut the mound.

    Top of the 7th.

    UH 10 Chaminade 1.

  150. Kekoa November 7, 2009 10:24 am

    Liz ~ I was up all night with my roomie. She’s bummed that she couldn’t make it to the t-gate. HoweLee even brought his ukulele to jam with her! She got scoldings from him before he left. 👿

    ➡ But then he forgave her when she gave him an Apple Naple to munch on!

    Did I mention that the Warriors were going to take several passes to da house today? 😎

  151. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 7, 2009 10:25 am

    First game pau. Wahine 10 Silverswords 1.

    Off to da tailgate now!!!!!!

  152. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 10:48 am

    A-House #136:

    Odd that Texas scheduled Central Florida this late in the season, but IIRC this particular game in Austin is the last game of a home-and-home between the two schools.

    Texas was the first opponent to play at Central Florida’s new on-campus stadium in Orlando, a godsend compared to the old Citrus Bowl stadium where the Knights used to play.

  153. westsidesview November 7, 2009 10:55 am

    Today’s NW upset over Iowa #4 inches two midmajors closer to BCS bowl selection if they run the table in their respective schedules.
    OSU and Iowa clash at the Horseshoe next week and Iowa lost their starting QB today.
    If Penn State wins today and the Buckeyes beat Iowa next week we could see no at-large Big Team in 2009.

    There still remains uphill scenarios for both Boise State #7 and TCU #6 to make it but the precedent of it occuring is no longer remote and in the realm of fair probability.

    If Navy beats ND #22, the Irish can kiss their chances good-bye.
    tHey need to finish at least #14 to gain consideration and #8 to draw an automatic selection.

    3 *At-large teams being considered from the BCS conferences:
    Pitts#13 (Big East), Miami #18 (ACC), Penn St #11, OSU #16 and Iowa (B10), USC #12, ARIZ #18 (Pac10), OKL St #19 (B12), Alab #3, Fla #1, LSU #9 (SEC).
    *note at-large teams must finish in the top 14 Final BCS Standings and finish with NOT more than 3 losses to qualify.
    NOT more than ONE team can be selected for an at-large berth from any ONE BCS conference

    Boise State is the odd-team out as a midmajor and TCU looks like a lock if they remain undefeated. Still, da Donks remain in contention as a top 8 team in the BCS standings.

  154. Garret November 7, 2009 10:59 am


    Texas would be happy to schedule UH under the terms that UCF gave them. UCF wanted Texas to open their new stadium, so in return for that home game, UCF will play *twice* in Austin. They will also visit Austin in 2011.

    UH would never take that deal, so Texas won’t go to Hawaii. 2-for-1 deals are *not* uncommon when one team brings more to the table in terms of draws for the fans.

  155. Garret November 7, 2009 11:00 am

    I agree that Navy beating Notre Dame would free up a spot in a BCS bowl. Having USC lose another game would be nice, as they will be attractive to a BCS bowl selection committee.

  156. Garret November 7, 2009 11:04 am

    Having the Ohio State/Penn State winner go as the Big 10 champion also takes away an at-large spot for the Big 10. That was a good point in #154.

  157. chawan_cut November 7, 2009 11:10 am

    stephen, i can provide comedic relief for you again today, but i’ll be in the end zone seats with the alumni band. i don’t think you pass by over there. and i don’t hate utah state as much as boise state.

  158. Slugger November 7, 2009 11:15 am


    Sorry to hear that the Queen is not feeling well. Hope all feel better soon.

    See y’all soon at the T-Gate! Gotta get some ice.

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  159. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 11:20 am

    Second try to get out of LIH.

    Yea for Waimea HS- won their first game last night!

  160. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 11:23 am

    Utah State is Colt’s buddy Chris Cooley’s alma mater.

  161. d1島 November 7, 2009 11:23 am

    The Duck trap is being sprung!

  162. d1島 November 7, 2009 11:24 am

    Too much Luck for Ducks

  163. letsgowarriors November 7, 2009 11:24 am

    oregon down 10 to stanford. early 2nd qtr. trap?

  164. letsgowarriors November 7, 2009 11:24 am

    down 17 now. trapPED?

  165. d1島 November 7, 2009 11:26 am


    Sorry to hear about Diana. 🙁

  166. d1島 November 7, 2009 11:31 am

    Plucky Ducks!

  167. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 11:33 am

    Got on a flight at last!

  168. d1島 November 7, 2009 11:41 am


  169. EH NO MAKE A... November 7, 2009 11:44 am

    Here’s the deal, I’m a life long UH football fan, season ticket holder for 24 years, been thru it all with this team. Dick Tomey’s era, when the offense became offensive but the defense hit to “kill”. Bob Wagner, good times with Paul Johnson running the spread offense and still strong defensive presence. I still believe Wagner got a raw deal when he was fired, because if you think back to all the things he said were problems back then, they STILL ARE problems. His vision at the time was “on point”, He got “JOBBED”.

    Fred von Appen, survived through those “tragic” years, it was embarrassing, REALLY shameful, and his firing couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

    June Jones, yeah baby, let the good times roll ! Herman Frazier’s failures has had a profound impact on the Warriors program, and former school president David McClean should shoulder a large part of that responsibility, since he just sat there and didn’t do a DAMN thing. Not a DAMN thing.

    Frazier, worse hire in state history PERIOD !

    Oh, and sooner or later, Carl Clapp (sp?), and / or Virginia Hinshaw is going to have to take responsibility for not only hiring Greg McMackin, but for paying him an “OBSCENE” amount of money. Poor, just poor financial responsibility. He didn’t ask for $1.1m per season, they offered it up to him, and for 5 years “guaranteed”. Great job gang, really smart.

    I like Mack, like all what he’s been preaching since becoming head coach, but come on, it sure as hell AINT working, none of it, and apprently, neither his kids nor his coaches are buying what he’s selling.

    If the Warriors lose to Utah State today, well, it should cost somebody their job. Immediately !

    I’ll be cheering for the green and white tonight, or is it the green and black these days. I don’t BELIEVE they’re gonna win, but I sure hell am hoping they will. Because, well, they SHOULD win for Christ sake, it’s Utah State.

  170. letsgowarriors November 7, 2009 11:49 am

    i hear there is a lot of powder blue in boulder today…shall we do the same if we lose today?

    support the players and express our dissatisfaction w/ the coaching staff at the same time.

  171. Oh my! November 7, 2009 12:01 pm

    The replay of the above mentioned CFL game with Chad Owens is available on espn360. Chad returned the opening kickoff to midfield.

  172. Jack Flash November 7, 2009 12:05 pm

    You guys all know that i’m a die-hard Warrior fan, but Go Bucks! OH…IO! Thanks Northwestern!

  173. Oh my! November 7, 2009 12:11 pm

    Ok, cheated and checked out the game stats: Chad finished with 1 rec for 10 yds but had 2 k.o. returns for 80 yds total.

  174. Nalani November 7, 2009 12:12 pm

    #24 D1


  175. postmanke November 7, 2009 12:18 pm

    I just love how Kenny prepares his men week in week out…

  176. Old School Dave November 7, 2009 12:26 pm

    Notre Dame looks very confused and frustrated with Navy right now. ND has over 20 Parade HS All-Americans. Navy has zero. Discipline, heart, and a sound offensive and defensive plan will work wonders with a team with less talent.

  177. Jack Flash November 7, 2009 12:29 pm

    177- Old School Dave:
    Good point!

  178. d1島 November 7, 2009 12:43 pm

    Good Luck!

    Luck good?

  179. 99club November 7, 2009 12:49 pm

    Old School Dave-
    Great post. I’m enjoying watching ND go down right now. I’d add that it also helps to have a HC from Radford HS!

  180. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 12:52 pm

    the party is over for Notre Dame and their BCS hopes

  181. 99club November 7, 2009 12:52 pm

    Gator bowl organizers must be happy.

  182. royvic November 7, 2009 12:55 pm

    Here’s hoping the Warriors come out hungry today. And that they sit down at the table and eat the complete meal.

    Forget about the table manners. And small talk. And taking a nap at the table.

    Instead let’s hope the Warriors sustain an hungry appetite from start to finish. And don’t fade in the 3rd and 4th quarters, like they’ve been doing in the past.

    Instead, on the field, let’s hope that they’re impolite. And brash talking. And wide awake. And full of energy, especially when the second half rolls around.

    Please let them have the killer instinct in getting the ball into the end zone.

    Let the players and coaches envision the next 60 minutes of football, where food for their souls would indeed be a victory.

    So nix the nixes. And the fix the fixes. And score more sixes, Warriors.

  183. RedZone November 7, 2009 12:59 pm

    And Navy beats Notre Dame 23 – 21. Manti hugs Kenny after game.

  184. madeinhawaii November 7, 2009 1:00 pm

    Whoa.. Navy came up big.

  185. Old School Dave November 7, 2009 1:01 pm

    Manti Teo played a good game and the announcers spoke highly of him. Good to see Manti give Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo a congrats after the game. The announcer mentioned that both are from the same town on Oahu.

  186. westsidesview November 7, 2009 1:01 pm

    Navy upset ND at Southbend, 23-21, Irish BCS hopes are dashed.
    One less worry for da Donks.

  187. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 1:03 pm

    SMU hangs on to beat Rice 31-28.

  188. postmanke November 7, 2009 1:04 pm

    Pure class. That is what it should look like when you look in the mirror. Great job Kenny!

    “soon the triple option contracting stars will align and once again the WAC Universe will be ours”

  189. postmanke November 7, 2009 1:09 pm

    SMU vs Navy one more time??

  190. Old School Dave November 7, 2009 1:10 pm

    Warriors NEED to contain #6, RB Robert Turbin, for USU. Same for their #12 QB Diondre Borel. If they don’t, it’ll be a LONG night. There are also recruiting ramifications here with (fmr Maui High HC) and now USU D-line coach Chad Kauhaahaa working the islands very hard. GO WARRIORS!!

  191. d1島 November 7, 2009 1:12 pm

    “O” getting hammered outta shape…

    …looks like an “L” about now.

  192. d1島 November 7, 2009 1:14 pm

    YMI still here?!?

  193. Derek November 7, 2009 1:16 pm

    Charlie Weis lost to Hawaii!!!!! Yeah! He lost to Ken Niumatalolo and Navy fair and square. Navy will be here in 3 weeks. They are already
    bowl eligible. Congratulations to the Midshipmen.

  194. Old School Dave November 7, 2009 1:21 pm

    Stanford is giving it to Oregon. Good to see Mathew Mafisilo from Campbell HS playing D-lIne for the Cardinals. NIce stadium they have there.

  195. Garret November 7, 2009 1:29 pm

    Oregon losing could mean that the Pac-10 would not have an at-large candidate for a BCS bowl. With Notre Dame losing and with the Big 10 looking like they might not have an at-large team either, and with the SEC limited to 1 at-large team, the BCS could be running out of choices aside from BSU.

  196. Garret November 7, 2009 1:30 pm

    It looks like SMU will be in the Hawaii Bowl. They need to win 1 of their last 3 games, with two of those games at home.

  197. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 1:41 pm

    SMU’s last two home opponents are UTEP and Tulane. A road trip to Marshall is squeezed in between.

    UTEP is like Jekyll and Hide… you know which team’s gonna show up this week? They beat Houston, then lose to Memphis. Beat Tulsa, lose to UAB.

    Tulane’s been struggling most of the year. Good odds that SMU ends up in the Hawaii Bowl.

  198. 99club November 7, 2009 1:42 pm


  199. chopsueyboy November 7, 2009 1:48 pm


  200. RedZone November 7, 2009 1:53 pm

    Geo Tech wins in overtime. 30-27. Paul Johnson decides to go for it on 4th and one and gets the first down then GTs qb runs it in for the winning score on the next play.

  201. postmanke November 7, 2009 1:56 pm

    Great day for the Triple Option guys!

  202. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 2:05 pm

    “Here’s hoping the Warriors come out hungry today. And that they sit down at the table and eat the complete meal.”

    Love it, roy. Best quote of the day!

  203. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 2:10 pm

    Great wins for both Coach Kenny and the ole master himself, Paul Johnson. I agree with the above comments. What’s nice is how coach Johnson has everything planned and scripted, his team looks completely composed even when things got hairy down at the wire there.. No confusion or hesitation.

    Yep, a good day for the triple option guys.

  204. believer November 7, 2009 2:19 pm

    off to da game to see da first of five straight wins! da warriors hit a few bumps in da road, but all da great coachin starting to soak into da young but talented playahs.

  205. westsidesview November 7, 2009 2:21 pm

    Boise State aint in yet.
    at-large requires #14 ranking in final BCS standings.
    No team will Q with 4 losses.
    No more than ONE at-large berth allowed per bcs conference.

    1. SEC (2): Alab (won) #3 and Fla #1
    2. Big Ten (2): Penn State (lost) #11, Ohio State (won) #16, Iowa (lost) #4.
    3. ACC (2): GaT #10 (won), Miami (won) #17.
    4. Big 12 (2): Texas (won) #2, Okl State (won) #19
    5. Big East (2): Cinn #5, Pitts (won) # 13.
    6. Pac 10 (2): Ore (lost) #8, USC #12, Ariz (won) #18.

    * note: BCS ranking as of 11/01/09 in parens, losses are bracketed and are updated for results this weekend where available.

  206. westsidesview November 7, 2009 2:53 pm

    At-large BCS selections:

    JoePa lost to both Iowa and Ohio State–Penn State will not be considered for a BCS berth, unless Iowa loses their final 2 to OSU and Minn.

    LSU is BCS-out.

    If OKL State wins their Division (North) but loses to Texas in the playoffs–they are BCS-outed.

    Miami could still sneak in with 2 loses even though they will lose their division to GaT.

    Big East doesnt have a conference playoff so Pitts can sneak in with 2 losses.

    PAC 10 is still muddled in inconsistency.
    USC is a brandname n luv is everywhere and lives beyond reason like Trekie-groupies.
    Ariz, Calif, and Oregon still have a flicker of hope….but it is a dim candle breathing in a restless wind.

  207. Matt November 7, 2009 2:59 pm

    It’s game day Warriors! No more excuses. No more mistakes. No mercy. Just go out there and Protect Your House. Put together four quarters of good football. Don’t ever forget, you play for the guy next to you, you play for UH, and you play for Hawaii. Have some pride and let’s get a win. It’s time for battle.

  208. royvic November 7, 2009 4:00 pm

    After doing some shopping at Ala Moana, I was driving up Piikoi towards the freeway on ramp and lo an behold out in the gridlock of traffic I saw three police cars with sirens glaring and blue lights flashing in the far left lane followed by two Robert’s buses.

    At first I didn’t assimilate what was happening.

    Or it didn’t don on me until it was too late as the buses had signs and banners identifying it as the Warrior team heading to the stadium .For I was little too late in giving the players on the bus a thumbs up sign as it went quickly by me..

    This was around 230 pm.

    In retrospect I didn’t mind being stuck in traffic in having a chance to see the Warrior buses go by. For it certainly, for me, was a feel good moment.

    Some people love chocolate and females that are tens. Me I love motorcades instead, especially ones that are leading our favorite team, Warriors, to Aloha Stadium.

    All together there were five police cars, 2 buses and a civilian vehicle with Texas license plates, which, again, it didn’t don on me at the time to take a closer look in seeing if possibly if that was Mrs. Mack.

  209. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 4:20 pm

    T-Gate healing prayer for Aunty Diana and all who ail today.

  210. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 4:20 pm

    Both teams have white pants today.

  211. oldie November 7, 2009 4:33 pm

    Congrats on your anniversary, Mr & Mrs Chopsueyboy!

    Thanks for the tickets for tonight’s game. Decided to give yours to my co-worker (even tho they’re better). Too used to our own seats.

  212. Hank November 7, 2009 4:40 pm

    …Big game for us today, but especially for our coaches…special teams and the offensive line…let’s see how well they’ve prepared our players this week.

    …let’s go warriors!

  213. al November 7, 2009 4:52 pm

    tks Liz.

  214. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 4:55 pm


  215. 99club November 7, 2009 4:57 pm


  216. Matt November 7, 2009 5:01 pm

    First play from scrimmage. Moniz is Intercepted. A few plays later TD Utah State.

  217. NYUH November 7, 2009 5:02 pm

    White pants???? Who makes these decisions?

  218. tommui November 7, 2009 5:02 pm

    I wonder what happened to that $$$$ tv truck? No PPV football game – totally black. Got to depend on Liz!!!

  219. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 5:02 pm

    That was unfortunate.

  220. rasu begasu November 7, 2009 5:03 pm

    not happy but still confident.
    spot them 7, back to work guys

  221. tommui November 7, 2009 5:03 pm

    Or in this case, Matt!

  222. NYUH November 7, 2009 5:06 pm

    LWJ, nice play

  223. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 5:06 pm

  224. Matt November 7, 2009 5:06 pm

    First down on screen to LWJ.

  225. TChahng [오키나와] November 7, 2009 5:06 pm

    Screen left to LW Jackson. 1st down

  226. TChahng [오키나와] November 7, 2009 5:07 pm

    Pass to crossing pattern to Salas. 7 yard gain.

  227. 99club November 7, 2009 5:08 pm


  228. Matt November 7, 2009 5:08 pm

    TD Hawaii to Medeiros.

  229. TChahng [오키나와] November 7, 2009 5:08 pm

    TD pass to medeiros!!! 57 yds.

  230. Maverick November 7, 2009 5:09 pm

    Tom, Here is the game. Boo on PPV

  231. TChahng [오키나와] November 7, 2009 5:09 pm

    Pilares almost ran down Medeiros on that play.

  232. NYUH November 7, 2009 5:09 pm

    TD!! Nice throw

  233. Maverick November 7, 2009 5:09 pm

    Thanks Brew. I’m so premature

  234. expat November 7, 2009 5:09 pm

    Outstanding pass protection by LWJ in the backfield on that TD pass.

  235. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 5:10 pm

    brew #224:

    Already ordered the Oceanic Streaming.

    Oh well.

  236. Matt November 7, 2009 5:13 pm

    INT Hawaii

  237. Matt November 7, 2009 5:14 pm

    Lametrius Davis on the INT

  238. TChahng [오키나와] November 7, 2009 5:14 pm

    Up the middle jackson 13 yd gain.

  239. Oh my! November 7, 2009 5:15 pm

    Nice. Big plays already on both sides of the ball for the Warriors.

  240. TChahng [오키나와] November 7, 2009 5:15 pm

    LWJ running hard!!!

  241. Oh my! November 7, 2009 5:16 pm

    LWJ is running like a man who wants the ball more often.

  242. Matt November 7, 2009 5:17 pm

    4th down bad punt.

  243. rasu begasu November 7, 2009 5:18 pm

    btw I like the white pants, kinda reminds me of the rainbow unis, if u squint a little

  244. Matt November 7, 2009 5:21 pm

    Blaze on the Sack. 4th down.

  245. Oh my! November 7, 2009 5:22 pm

    a 2 man rush and Blaze gets to the QB.

  246. Matt November 7, 2009 5:22 pm

    Good field position for UH.

  247. Matt November 7, 2009 5:22 pm

    Stadium looks kinda empty.

  248. Hawaiiroller November 7, 2009 5:24 pm

    Aloha Warrior nation.

    Give ummmmm!

  249. Matt November 7, 2009 5:27 pm

    Big run by Moniz for the 1st down.

  250. Matt November 7, 2009 5:28 pm

    1st and goal at the 1 after a 19 yard run by LWJ.

  251. Matt November 7, 2009 5:28 pm

    TD Warriors LWJ.

  252. 99club November 7, 2009 5:28 pm

    Give LWJ the ball again!

  253. Hawaiiroller November 7, 2009 5:29 pm

    Wow, we got a running game. TD!!!

  254. 99club November 7, 2009 5:29 pm

    TD Hawaii! 14-7.

  255. Oh my! November 7, 2009 5:29 pm

    Way to go 23

  256. 99club November 7, 2009 5:30 pm

    Me thinks the O-line likes the run game.

  257. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 5:30 pm

    Russ Y said, “Get behind the big uglies and push it ova da goal line.” Haha!!!

  258. rasu begasu November 7, 2009 5:31 pm

    nice mix of plays and effort
    looks almost like Wagner era football

  259. rasu begasu November 7, 2009 5:32 pm

    too bad stands are half empty

  260. Matt November 7, 2009 5:35 pm

    Lametrius Davis is having a good game. Breaks up a pass and 3 and out.

  261. 99club November 7, 2009 5:35 pm

    Davis is having a good game.

  262. Matt November 7, 2009 5:36 pm

    Bad punt by USU. UH ball in USU territory.

  263. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 5:37 pm

    Awesome D series!!! Go get behind the “big uglies” again and run LWJ.

  264. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2009 5:37 pm

    Go Warriors!!!!!!!

  265. rasu begasu November 7, 2009 5:38 pm

    Garret quiet tonite

  266. Matt November 7, 2009 5:38 pm

    We need to score again. 1st down pass to Salas

  267. 99club November 7, 2009 5:39 pm

    Howzit TChang…lunchtime in the land of the morning calm?

  268. Matt November 7, 2009 5:39 pm

    TD Hawaii to Jovonte Taylor.

  269. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 5:39 pm


  270. 99club November 7, 2009 5:40 pm

    Too easy! Yeah! TD Hawaii Moniz to Taylor

  271. Matt November 7, 2009 5:40 pm

    21-7 UH

  272. Matt November 7, 2009 5:40 pm

    Good block by Salas on the TD.

  273. Hawaiiroller November 7, 2009 5:40 pm

    This looks like the team that we’re all spoiled with. Go Team!!!

  274. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 5:41 pm

    CHEEEHOOOO!!! TD TAYLOR!!! Nice pick and roll, Taylor and Salas.

  275. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 5:42 pm

    99club. Yeah. had a late brunch to make it to my laptop for the game. LOL!!

  276. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 5:42 pm

    High5s everyone!!!


  277. 99club November 7, 2009 5:42 pm

    Weird trivia just shown on the NE-OK game: Both coaches, Pellini and Stoops, attended the same high school in Cleveland. What are the odds?

  278. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 5:42 pm

    I like the early strikes and TDs.

    However, my gut is telling me that UH should pile on the points now because the pace of the game is eventually going to slow down and I don’t think UH will muster much more once the game reaches that point.

  279. rasu begasu November 7, 2009 5:43 pm

    nice shot of Funaki congrading Moniz

  280. Matt November 7, 2009 5:43 pm

    USU uses some weird formations.

  281. Matt November 7, 2009 5:44 pm

    Big stop on 3rd down.

  282. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 5:45 pm

    CRW …. brings up the dreaded 3rd Quarter…. 🙄

  283. 99club November 7, 2009 5:45 pm

    Heh, heh. I tried calling my friend at my favorite bar at Osan this a.m. but the club was too loud for him to have a conversation. They had a live band last night.

    C’mon Hawaii, let’s get another score! LWJ! LWJ!

  284. Matt November 7, 2009 5:46 pm

    Both sides of the ball doing well. Big catch and run by Salas.

  285. Matt November 7, 2009 5:47 pm

    BIG run by Moniz to get UH inside the 10.

  286. 99club November 7, 2009 5:48 pm

    Moniz babeeeee!

  287. Matt November 7, 2009 5:48 pm

    TD Hawaii. LWJ again.

  288. 99club November 7, 2009 5:48 pm

    LWJ! TD!

  289. Matt November 7, 2009 5:49 pm

    It was good to see Salas blocking hard on the big run by Moniz.

  290. Hawaiiroller November 7, 2009 5:49 pm

    Big time running by LWJ. He must think he’s back at Nebraska, lol.

    Go Warriors!

  291. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 5:49 pm

    LWJ!! LWJ!! LWJ!!

  292. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 5:50 pm

    ….how nice to see again…. happy Warrior fans…. 😀

  293. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 5:50 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos & Tsaikettes, Lurkers & Lurkettes!

    Anyone still at home, get plentay seats!? Come on ova!

    Exciting to watch the action in person and live.


  294. expat November 7, 2009 5:50 pm

    I love it! No penalties – offense clicking – the guys are having fun. Man did they need this kind of first half

  295. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 5:51 pm

    Whoah…. I misread that as LBJ, LBJ….. 🙄

  296. 99club November 7, 2009 5:51 pm

    OK, what’s the announcer smokin’.

  297. hawnstln November 7, 2009 5:52 pm

    I am proud of the team playing soooo well so far. But I am especially happy for LWJ. He has waited for a big game like this for years.

    Now, no mistakes boys.

  298. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 5:54 pm

    Brew, I’m seizing da moment!!!

  299. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 5:54 pm

    UHfan808 – yeah, right…. save me a seat…. I’ll be right over…. 🙄 😀

  300. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 5:55 pm

    red rover red rover..!

  301. Matt November 7, 2009 5:56 pm

    USU marching down the field. They are now at the UH 25 yd line. We need the D to step up.

  302. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 5:57 pm

    Hey Jules – 151? 😯 😆

  303. Matt November 7, 2009 5:57 pm

    Good stop by UH on 3rd down. 4th down coming up.

  304. Matt November 7, 2009 5:59 pm

    UH calls two timeouts on the same play.

  305. Matt November 7, 2009 6:00 pm

    USU converts on 4th down.

  306. 99club November 7, 2009 6:00 pm

    Dang, I wish we didn’t call the TO.

  307. Matt November 7, 2009 6:03 pm

    Big stop on 4th down. UH Ball

  308. 99club November 7, 2009 6:03 pm


  309. Matt November 7, 2009 6:04 pm

    Fonoti, Soares, and Heun on the stop.

  310. Matt November 7, 2009 6:05 pm

    Huge run by LWJ. 62 yards.

  311. 99club November 7, 2009 6:05 pm

    Who ‘da guy! LWJ ‘da guy!!!

  312. Matt November 7, 2009 6:06 pm

    Taylor needs to block better for LWJ.

  313. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 6:06 pm

    The big uglies blocking pretty!!!

  314. 99club November 7, 2009 6:07 pm

    “They are running with joy.” The quote of the night.

  315. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 6:07 pm

    Aigoo! 51 disguise that hold better.

  316. Matt November 7, 2009 6:07 pm

    Big run by Alex Green for a first down.

  317. Matt November 7, 2009 6:08 pm

    UH has more rushing yards than passing yards right now.

  318. 99club November 7, 2009 6:09 pm

    201 yds rushing for Hawaii right now. Honest.

  319. Bulla November 7, 2009 6:09 pm

    how is meatoga’s ankle

  320. Bulla November 7, 2009 6:10 pm

    encroachment on the offense, a linemen?

  321. Bulla November 7, 2009 6:10 pm

    let LWJ and AG battle all night

  322. Matt November 7, 2009 6:10 pm

    TD Hawaii to SALAS baby!!!

  323. Hawaiiroller November 7, 2009 6:10 pm

    The team is seizing the night and we’re all enjoying it all. 🙂

  324. Bulla November 7, 2009 6:10 pm

    TD to Salas

  325. 99club November 7, 2009 6:11 pm


  326. Bulla November 7, 2009 6:11 pm

    what’s the attendance like?

  327. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2009 6:12 pm

    I hope everybody bet the hale, the fale and Peter Pale

  328. hawnstln November 7, 2009 6:13 pm

    Great O-line, great throw and great catch. this is like 2007 again!!

  329. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 6:13 pm

    Wow!!! I am soooo jacked up, supaah stoked on this homecoming night. GO WARRIORS!!! No let up. Keep on scoring like dat.

  330. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:13 pm

    Bulla – like KK‘s cooler…. plenty of empties! 😀

  331. rasu begasu November 7, 2009 6:14 pm

    on tv looks like abt 30k

  332. 99club November 7, 2009 6:14 pm

    Funny how when it’s 35-7 UH, the beer tastes better.

  333. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 6:15 pm

    Yeah Brew, got that 151 smiley face!

    And hey, everyone else in my normally qwuiet section is too!


  334. Bulla November 7, 2009 6:16 pm

    keep the pedal to the medal…don’t let up….no tomorrows….bury them

  335. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 6:17 pm

    Big ugly had his big head in the neutral zone so the linesman call “encroachment.”

  336. 99club November 7, 2009 6:17 pm

    You know nobody on this blog bets. How silly.

  337. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:18 pm

    30K? pphhhhffffttt… way! 🙄

  338. Bulla November 7, 2009 6:18 pm


    thanks, never heard of that before….

  339. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 6:18 pm

    uh oh! i’m feelin da drizzle!

  340. Oh my! November 7, 2009 6:19 pm

    Walker blew that play up

  341. Matt November 7, 2009 6:20 pm

    Big sack on 3rd down.

  342. Oh my! November 7, 2009 6:21 pm


  343. Matt November 7, 2009 6:21 pm

    Hawaii brought the house on that one.

  344. 99club November 7, 2009 6:23 pm

    Nebraska just upset OK, 10-3.

  345. 99club November 7, 2009 6:24 pm

    Over/Under on rushing yards tonight for UH? I think 350-ish.

  346. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:25 pm

    Was that really an upset and who cares? 😀

  347. Matt November 7, 2009 6:27 pm

    UH FG attempt blocked. End of the half 35-7 UH.

  348. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 6:27 pm


  349. NYUH November 7, 2009 6:27 pm

    … and time management.

  350. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:28 pm

    Dang… SC escapes…. 🙁

  351. Garret November 7, 2009 6:28 pm


    I decided before the game that I shouldn’t comment while play was going on. This was just a superstitious thing for me, as I figured I should change things up and hope that the games would go better this way.

    This was a VERY impressive half by the Warriors! The running game really is working well and the receivers are wide open for Moniz. The red zone offense is working the best all year, with the runs in the red zone especially effective and setting up the passes.

  352. 99club November 7, 2009 6:28 pm

    You forget, I’m in Big-12 country! No, no $ on that one. 😉

  353. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 6:30 pm

    Surprised UH even tried to go for points on that last drive. I figured they’d run a running play then take a knee.

    I’m not complaining, though. They almost pulled it out too!

  354. Garret November 7, 2009 6:30 pm

    So, Ron Lee has a long conversation with JJ on Sunday about SMU’s running game and why they are running the ball more this season…and UH runs the ball a lot more today. Maybe a coincidence of course, but I’m just happy things are working.

  355. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:31 pm

    I think my Husker buddy flew home for that game…. He’ll be happy – and surely had his fill of primo steaks! 😀

  356. Garret November 7, 2009 6:31 pm

    The pass to Salas for the TD was really nice, as the defender was trailing Salas and Moniz put the ball right where it needed to be for Salas to make an easy catch.

  357. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 6:31 pm

    Nice seeing everyone including ST at the T-gate this afternoon. + )

    Shucks I missed saying hi to Wena and Pomai. + (

    Kekoa, hope Diana is feeling better.


  358. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 6:33 pm

    I’m liking the stat sheet:

    Moniz: 12 for 19, 215 yds, 3 TD, 1 INT

    Wright-Jackson: 8 car, 114 yds, 2 TD
    Green: 4 car, 52 yds
    Moniz: 5 car, 50 yds

  359. Garret November 7, 2009 6:34 pm

    To me the biggest defensive play was the 4th down play at the end of a long drive by Utah State. UH stuffed that 4th-and-1 and that deflated Utah State. I think that they could have cut the lead to 14 if they had scored on that drive, but instead UH took over and scored. Great job by the D on that play!

    Utah State’s excellent RB and the run attack with their QB has now basically been taken out of the game with the big lead. The Warrior DL can gear up and get some sacks in the second half.

  360. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:36 pm

    The INT by Davis was big as the WR had that reception inside the 10.

  361. Garret November 7, 2009 6:36 pm

    In my opinion, Utah State has been playing much better than NMSU over the past month, so if the Warriors can play this well (especially rushing the ball) then next week should go well also. That will give the team a lot of momentum for their final road game.

  362. Garret November 7, 2009 6:37 pm

    Davis has been playing well. Good point about the INT, brew.

  363. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:38 pm

    Other than for one play…. Borel is no Kaepernick! 😈

  364. Garret November 7, 2009 6:39 pm is providing a GREAT picture today. The quality is far better than what I had with the Oceanic and Hawaiian Telecom streaming. I’ve heard complaints about the quality from other games, so I guess we are lucky tonight.

    The ESPN360 photo is probably better than, but ESPN360 isn’t showing this game. Plus, it is nice to have the Hawaii announcers.

  365. Konaboy November 7, 2009 6:39 pm

    Man oh man I almost forgot what this feels like! Best half of the year IMO. O-line is just dominating Utah St. which is helping both running and passing move at will. Defense is getting great pressure. UH just looked like it was in a different class out there. I know it’s Utah St. but this is just what the doctor ordered. Mistakes were there but definitely kept to a minimum compared to what we’ve been used to

    Now my only concern is if we can shake this 3rd qtr. curse????


  366. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:39 pm

    Plenty of room for improvement by ST. …and then there’s the 3rd Q…. 🙄

  367. hawnstln November 7, 2009 6:40 pm

    That was a very nice segment with the UH coaches on what is important to them and what they are trying to bring forward for their players.

  368. Garret November 7, 2009 6:40 pm

    Halftime is going to end soon, so I’ll get off the blog now. It is nice for UH to have a big lead at halftime and I hope that they keep the lead through the 3rd quarter so the backups can play in the 4th quarter. It could be very, very important for the backups to get some game reps.

  369. Garret November 7, 2009 6:41 pm

    ESPN360 video…not photo.

  370. Konaboy November 7, 2009 6:43 pm

    yeah that Davis INT was a big time play. Thing of beauty really.

  371. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 6:45 pm

    Are they singing the Kikaida theme song?

  372. al November 7, 2009 6:45 pm

    Eh the real kikaida is here!

  373. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:45 pm

    …Hawaii announcers… including Papa Jim…. ooohhhh…. plenty of boo-boos…. sometimes gotto wonder if we’re watching the same game. I think he just makes up stuff sometimes…. 🙄

  374. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:47 pm

    I know it’s halftime…. but look at all those empty seats! 😯

  375. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 6:48 pm

    That’s right the REAL Kikaida is in the house!

  376. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 6:49 pm

    Keep ya feet on da throat, boys! Don’t let up! AWESOME first half!

  377. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:51 pm

    Dang…. they keep showing that video of Jahvid Best taking that hit falling into the endzone…. got to hope for the best …. for Best! 😐

  378. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 6:54 pm

    ~~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WARRIORS!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~~

  379. Matt November 7, 2009 6:59 pm

    USU TD.

  380. 99club November 7, 2009 7:01 pm


    That was a scary looking fall for Best, I thought he broke his back!

  381. Matt November 7, 2009 7:04 pm

    Another BIG run for LWJ!

  382. Matt November 7, 2009 7:05 pm

    44 yards on that run by LWJ.

  383. 99club November 7, 2009 7:05 pm


  384. rasu begasu November 7, 2009 7:06 pm

    Nebraska wanted to make him a safety?

  385. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 7:09 pm

    Sideline interference: USU coach is on the line/sidejudge’s running track. Coaches need to stay 2 yards off the sideline.

  386. 99club November 7, 2009 7:09 pm

    Shockingly, Arizona is up 14-0 over the Cougars in the 1st qtr.

  387. Matt November 7, 2009 7:10 pm

    Why are we going for it on 4th and 7?

  388. Matt November 7, 2009 7:11 pm

    I guess it worked out, but that is still a bad call.

  389. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:13 pm

    penalties killing utah state, and now UH…….Kia is killing it…..whew

  390. Matt November 7, 2009 7:13 pm

    Come on Kia.

  391. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:13 pm

    let Green and LWJ keep battling for playing time…best game for LWJ in his UH career

  392. Matt November 7, 2009 7:14 pm

    Missed FG.

  393. 99club November 7, 2009 7:15 pm

    The 3rd qtr curse is alive. Dang.

  394. hawnstln November 7, 2009 7:15 pm

    That miss is purely on UH making a mistake again. Stupid penalty!!

  395. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:15 pm


  396. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:15 pm

    ouch….c’mon Warriors, keep the pedal to the metal……..don’t let up 🙂

  397. Matt November 7, 2009 7:15 pm

    The 3rd quarter woes continue. Come on Warriors, break the curse.

  398. 99club November 7, 2009 7:17 pm

    I agree. Let those guys have their time in the sun. You know the O-line is liking this running game!

  399. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:17 pm

    up the gut, OUCH

  400. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:18 pm

    3RD AND 10….CMON

  401. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:19 pm


  402. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:19 pm

    he could’ve taken it to the house w/o backside help

  403. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:21 pm

    QB for the 1st down

  404. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:21 pm

    Purcell gets POPPED on the pursuit………..whew, hope he’s ok…………

  405. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:22 pm

    TD USU

  406. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:23 pm

    35-21, cmon, don’t let up………………..

  407. Matt November 7, 2009 7:23 pm

    Another TD for USU. What happened during halftime?

  408. Matt November 7, 2009 7:25 pm

    We need to answer with a TD right now.

  409. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:26 pm

    momentum shifts to USU

  410. hawnstln November 7, 2009 7:26 pm

    Matt, nothing really happened. We drove the ball down inside the 10 yardline and made a stupid penalty – 15 yards AFTER the play ended. missed FG and they drove down the field, Come on boys, no more stupid penalties!!

    Goooo Warriors.

  411. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:27 pm


  412. Matt November 7, 2009 7:27 pm

    Moniz INT. First and goal USU.

  413. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:27 pm

    1ST AND GOAL ON THE 6 YD LINE……………….

  414. hawnstln November 7, 2009 7:27 pm

    Not even a tough pick. Mistake again.

  415. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:28 pm

    PAREDES on the sack….AURYTE

  416. 99club November 7, 2009 7:29 pm

    Uh oh. C’mon D!!!

  417. 99club November 7, 2009 7:30 pm

    Paredes! Nice.

  418. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:30 pm

    Wide left on the FG, we got lucky

  419. Matt November 7, 2009 7:30 pm

    USU misses a FG.

  420. 99club November 7, 2009 7:30 pm

    Whew! He was open.

  421. Oh my! November 7, 2009 7:31 pm

    Let’s drive down the field and score now

  422. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 7:32 pm

    Ho, the band rocks!

  423. hawnstln November 7, 2009 7:32 pm

    The DBs are watching Moniz’s eyes and reacting to the pass. He needs to look off the Safeties.

  424. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:34 pm

    pressure on moniz from USU D, they’re getting in……

  425. Matt November 7, 2009 7:34 pm

    Alright Salas.

  426. Konaboy November 7, 2009 7:35 pm

    THE CURSE IS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  427. Matt November 7, 2009 7:35 pm

    TD Warriors LWJ

  428. 99club November 7, 2009 7:36 pm

    The 3rd quarter jinx is broken! Yesssss!

  429. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:36 pm

    Q3!!! 😈

  430. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 7:37 pm

    There’s that play that I was thinking about all this season!!! Option!!!

  431. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:38 pm

    #424 – You’re absolutely right hawnstln!!! 😀

  432. Oh my! November 7, 2009 7:38 pm

    It is really good to see LWJ with a monster game like he’s having tonight.

  433. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 7:39 pm

    D needs to get a turnover!!! 😯

  434. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 7:42 pm

    * 🙂 *

  435. Bulla November 7, 2009 7:44 pm


  436. 99club November 7, 2009 7:45 pm


  437. madeinhawaii November 7, 2009 7:46 pm

    Man.. Win or Lose, I love my Warrior Football..!

    But tonight… Tonight… TONIGHT!!


    Hang tough.. don’t get too conservative… play to win!

  438. madeinhawaii November 7, 2009 7:47 pm

    42-28…. still too close for comfort.

  439. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 7:50 pm

    Go Warriors!!!

  440. 99club November 7, 2009 7:51 pm

    HOW did he CATCH that?! Great play!

  441. 99club November 7, 2009 7:52 pm

    Cheaters! Heh, heh.

  442. 99club November 7, 2009 7:53 pm

    I LOVE this running game.

  443. 99club November 7, 2009 7:54 pm


  444. 99club November 7, 2009 7:55 pm

    Everyone in the stadium knows Green’s getting the ball until he scores.

  445. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 7:55 pm

    Option, where’s the option play?

  446. Matt November 7, 2009 7:55 pm


  447. hawnstln November 7, 2009 7:56 pm


  448. 99club November 7, 2009 7:56 pm

    Yeeeehaaaaw! TD!!

  449. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 7:57 pm

    I wonder when the last time UH had two (2) players go over 100 yards rushing in a game was…..

  450. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 7:57 pm

    Option pass works too!

  451. UHfan808 November 7, 2009 7:57 pm



    play to win

    play to win

    play to win


  452. Konaboy November 7, 2009 7:58 pm

    TD!! I luv that play on 3rd down, utilizing moniz’z mobility. Wow looks like the red-zone curse is getting taken care of too, tonight!

  453. Matt November 7, 2009 7:58 pm

    Kekaula said it was 1995 the last time there were 2 UH 100 yard rushers in the same game.

  454. hawnstln November 7, 2009 7:58 pm

    Nice kickoff – gotta work on our coverage!

  455. Matt November 7, 2009 7:59 pm

    337 yards rushing so far tonight.

  456. Matt November 7, 2009 8:02 pm

    INT Mana Silva. Hell yeah.

  457. hawnstln November 7, 2009 8:04 pm

    That Moniz is pretty fast.

  458. madeinhawaii November 7, 2009 8:05 pm

    Warriors IMUA!! Go for the 700 yards!!

  459. 99club November 7, 2009 8:08 pm

    I haven’t heard this many 50-cent words from an announcer since Howard Cosell! I like it.

  460. Matt November 7, 2009 8:09 pm

    The 2nd string receivers and RB are in.

  461. madeinhawaii November 7, 2009 8:09 pm

    Actually,, it may be time for field goal… got to get over the kicking hump.

  462. Matt November 7, 2009 8:09 pm

    Oops 3rd string RB (Dimude)

  463. 99club November 7, 2009 8:10 pm

    Where’s LWJ gone? Is he hurt? Or did Mack take him out on request? “Coach! I’m not a miler!” 🙂

  464. Matt November 7, 2009 8:11 pm

    LWJ and Alex Green are both on the sidelines. They are bringing in the reserves.

  465. hawnstln November 7, 2009 8:11 pm

    Need to practice our FG kicks!! What is Moniz’s 40 time?

  466. 99club November 7, 2009 8:12 pm

    Sub and run the ball, Mack.

  467. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 8:13 pm

    Doesn’t look like Moniz will reach the 100 yard rushing plateau, but even he put up some good rushing numbers.

  468. 99club November 7, 2009 8:14 pm

    Up by 21 with 3:55 left. Get chance.

  469. Konaboy November 7, 2009 8:14 pm

    Is there something with our kicker? Why wouldn’t we kick and make it a 4 score game?

  470. 99club November 7, 2009 8:17 pm

    Howzit! How many yds does Moniz need? He should be in the 70’s about now, I think.

  471. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 8:20 pm


    I also think Moniz is in the 70s.

  472. postmanke November 7, 2009 8:22 pm

    Not watching the game but man I’m glad the coaches are going to the running game… =)

  473. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 8:25 pm

    Good win on homecoming. 🙂

  474. 99club November 7, 2009 8:26 pm

    Thank you Warriors! Job well done.

  475. Hawaiiroller November 7, 2009 8:26 pm

    Well, Warrior nation can sleep with a great big smile tonight. Good game boys, you did good. Aloha all. 🙂

  476. βρεω808 November 7, 2009 8:26 pm


  477. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 8:26 pm

    Love the Chancellor’s hat.

  478. Konaboy November 7, 2009 8:28 pm

    The bowl game is still alive!! Fight for four!

  479. Garret November 7, 2009 8:28 pm

    Great win! It was also nice that the backups got some game reps at the end.

  480. TChahng [서울] November 7, 2009 8:29 pm

    Aloha Tsai-kos, and goodnight from Seoul!

  481. oldie November 7, 2009 8:30 pm

    Too bad the running back recruit wasn’t here this week to see this awesome display.

  482. Garret November 7, 2009 8:36 pm

    I’m very, very happy for LWJ that he was able to have such a great game, easily the best of his career. He must feel so great that he was able to make such a difference in the game today. He’s worked hard with little reward for so long…

    Alex Green also did a lot with his 10 carries, getting 110 yards. The pattern of using Green in the 2nd half continued and he produced.

  483. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2009 8:37 pm

    Good win!

    Too bad I’ll be in Philadelphia next weekend sans laptop, so I won’t be able to watch next week’s game against NMSU live.

    Luckily next week’s game is slated to be aired on ESPN Gameplan and, so I can watch the game when I return to Washington.

    Until next game, good night!

  484. wafan November 7, 2009 8:37 pm

    Bravissimo, Warriors!!!

  485. Garret November 7, 2009 8:38 pm

    I’ve been calling for that option running play near the goal line for some time–I think I posted about that here and on SportsHawaii…it sure worked well once the ball was pitched.

  486. Colomoahana November 7, 2009 8:38 pm

    Awesome win, Warriors!

    Listening at home, yet again….and my keiki all cheering along with me!

    See you guys next week, promise!

    Yes, kicka’ gotta practice…

    Woo hooo!!!

  487. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2009 8:38 pm


    Great game, Warriors!!!

  488. Colomoahana November 7, 2009 8:39 pm


    Hows the kids and wife? Pau sick, I hope…

  489. Colomoahana November 7, 2009 8:40 pm

    Howzit, DPK!

  490. Garret November 7, 2009 8:41 pm

    I’m glad that the Warriors scored a 3rd quarter TD–that was VERY important in the game as Utah State was making their comeback. It is amazing to think about how UH was up 28 at the half and if Borel threw accurately to that wide-open receiver the lead would have been cut to 7.

    Thankfully Borel missed on his pass and then Salas made some big catch-and-runs to get the momentum back for the team.

  491. Garret November 7, 2009 8:43 pm


    Everybody is healthy now…I was the last one to kick things. I never had flu-like symptoms come back 9 days after they first showed up. we always get flu shots and this was the first time my family had to deal with this type of illness.

  492. Colomoahana November 7, 2009 8:45 pm

    Good to hear….

    3 of our 7 came down with the 24 hour bug, right after their flu shots at school, but all pau now. Thank God!

    You coming back for any games or what?

  493. Garret November 7, 2009 8:50 pm


    I’ll be at the SJSU game, but I don’t think I’ll get to go to games in Hawaii this season. Too hard to get the flights to match up with the kids’ schools schedules and my work schedule. We’ll try for Christmas deals, but doubt we’ll find one.

  494. Colomoahana November 7, 2009 8:56 pm

    At least you get to make “a” game, right?? Enjoy!

  495. jm2375 November 7, 2009 9:00 pm


    Congrats to the Warriors! They finally played a complete game, start to finish. Gotta savor the win for a few days.

  496. Garret November 7, 2009 9:03 pm


    I hope this game has a better ending than the UNLV game I attended earlier this season…

  497. wafan November 7, 2009 9:03 pm

    Good to see the running game kick in.

  498. wafan November 7, 2009 9:04 pm

    Nearly 500.

  499. wafan November 7, 2009 9:04 pm


  500. wafan November 7, 2009 9:06 pm

    It has been some time since we have gone over 500 predominantly positive comments.

  501. jm2375 November 7, 2009 9:07 pm


  502. spike96822 November 7, 2009 9:07 pm


  503. Garret November 7, 2009 9:07 pm

    BCS Guru crunched the numbers and projects that TCU will be #4 in the next BCS standings when they are released. TCU needs 2 of the 3 teams ahead of them to lose (Texas, Alabama, and Florida) to make the national title game…and Alabama plays Florida so one of them will be knocked off then.

  504. wafan November 7, 2009 9:07 pm

    Next up . . . NaMaSu.

  505. madeinhawaii November 7, 2009 9:12 pm

    This is why.. do or die… I am a Warrior fan. As bleak as it may get, that can all change in a blink of an eye.

    Hee Haw!! Never lose faith… BELIEVE

    Warrior IMUA… Warrior for life!

  506. wafan November 7, 2009 9:13 pm

    Pomai . . .

    Our offense is definitely clicking and our defense is having some fun.

    51-14 us

  507. Colomoahana November 7, 2009 9:13 pm

    Garret: re#497…YUP! Better be….. 😉

  508. wafan November 7, 2009 9:14 pm

    BTW, sixth century!

  509. Garret November 7, 2009 9:15 pm

    RainbowCliff had to go to an event with his wife so I texted him a bunch of times to update him on how things were going…he was VERY happy to hear how well the Warriors were doing.

  510. wafan November 7, 2009 9:20 pm

    Happy days are here again
    The skies above are clear again
    Let us sing a song of cheer again
    Happy days are here again
    Altogether shout it now!
    There’s no one who can doubt it now
    So let’s tell the world about it now
    Happy days are here again
    Your cares and troubles are gone;
    There’ll be no more from now on
    Happy days are here again
    The skies above are clear again
    Let us sing a song of cheer again
    Happy days are here again

  511. wafan November 7, 2009 9:24 pm

    I sure hope Rainbow Cliff did not let out a cheer when he found out the Warriors won! I bet, though, he had an even bigger smile than he normally does.

  512. wafan November 7, 2009 9:25 pm

    Time for bed. See you all tomorrow!

  513. Bulla November 7, 2009 9:48 pm

    good win, focus on next week and prepare…but enjoy tonight!

  514. gmahoney November 7, 2009 10:07 pm

    What a game! We got a running game! We got sacks, INTs, and great stops. LWJ was awesome, Salas RAC was great. Boys were playing inspired. Can’t wait until next week! GO WARRIORS!

  515. jm2375 November 7, 2009 10:07 pm

    I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night
    That tonight’s gonna be a good night
    That tonight’s gonna be a good, good night

    A feeling, woohoo, that tonight’s gonna be a good night
    That tonight’s gonna be a good night
    That tonight’s gonna be a good, good night

    😀 😀 😀

  516. Garret November 7, 2009 10:08 pm

    Here are the post quotes from the game from UH’s website.

    Running back Leon Wright-Jackson
    On what this victory means…

    “It means everything. It’s a blessing. We’ve been getting close, last week at Nevada we started fast but we couldn’t finish. Every week we are
    progressing to get better and better. To get that win it means the world to us.”

  517. d1島 November 7, 2009 10:17 pm

    Great Evening All!

    Terrific game. Too tired to catch up on all the posts tonight. Enjoy the victory.

    Four more to go….


  518. d1島 November 7, 2009 10:19 pm

    Oh, try wait.


    You get ’em, eh? 😉

  519. chawan_cut November 7, 2009 10:42 pm

    tonight’s news

    697 yards of offense?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    360 on the ground?!?!?!???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  520. chawan_cut November 7, 2009 10:46 pm

    saw the a-house’s on the field. what a game to get to see from field level. hope they had fun!

  521. madeinhawaii November 7, 2009 11:02 pm

    LWJ… 100+ yards rushing, 3 TD… .I say… WAC Player of the WEEK!

  522. al November 7, 2009 11:42 pm

    rainbows win!
    rainbows win!
    rainbows win!

    well that is what papa jim would say.

    the green and white clad warriors surely reminded me of the old rainbows of yesteryear. i thought i saw levi stanley or one of the nogas on the field tonight.

  523. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 8, 2009 12:03 am

    this post dedicated to the lurker I call “THE COUNSELOR”

    1) First and foremost congrats to the team, coaches, university for the win! I almost forgot how this feels.
    2) This game along with NMSU and to certain degree SJSU are very winnable games. 1 down, 3 to go.
    3) Lets savor the win, but lets not forget we are NOT out of the woods just yet….this team has a looooong way to go to develop into a quality team.
    4) For the last 2 games Navy and Wisconsin…I personally I feel those games are a foregone conclusion even if we had a bunch of time to practice for it.

    Just a brief look at Wisconsin’s Offensive line
    – 6’6″ 313 lbs
    – 6’7″ 310 lbs
    – 6’7″ 325 lbs
    – 6’7″ 330 lbs
    – 6’8″ 305 lbs
    those boots weren’t made for throwing (0_o)…
    5) I think the team has a lot more confidence from this win and will be prepared to play with more intensity the rest of the season. We have to continue to grind away and make sure our coaches and players do their job. There were a bunch of mistakes made tonight along with some *head scratching* calls from the sidelines but nothing that obviously caused enough harm to lose the game.



    “there’s a rule in life, you’re either growing or you’re dying, a tree is growing or its dying, so is a business, so is a TEAM, so is a person, and it has everything to do with ARE YOUR CONTENT with where you are or are you trying to get better, you ALWAYS have to ASPIRE to become better, that’s the only way life continues!”

    – Lou Holtz

  524. Kazz (blkberry_storm) November 8, 2009 12:04 am

    Thank you UA. Let’s stick with the green top and the white pants for home games. It just looks oh sooooo good!

    2009 UH Homecoming is officially a success to the dismay of the “I told you so” jerks.

  525. protector November 8, 2009 4:23 am


    Agreed with eveything you said! What a great win for the team-happy for them. Kinda wish they had held them to the 28 points, but a win is a win & the guys should have sweet dreams that they haven’t had in awhile.

  526. Bulla November 8, 2009 4:26 am


    that’s not an O line, that’s a Human wall…..going to be a challenge, but Coach Cal will come up with something….upon the snap of the ball, the D line will toss Torres over the top of the O line, kind of like a kamikaze pilot theory…… 🙂

  527. protector November 8, 2009 4:28 am

    To anyone at the Tailgate,

    Did anyone find my chair? – Had left it near the recycling boxes before the game = let me know. Thanks.

  528. RainbowCliff November 8, 2009 5:49 am

    GREAT WIN WARRIOR NATION ! Mahalo to Garret on texting me the results of the game as I and Mrs. RainbowCliff had orchestra seats to see Jazz/Funk Legend George Duke and main attraction sultry vocalist Anita Baker “The Songstress” !

    AWESOME performance from two legendary entertainers as “The Duke” played the piano with such precesion as the beautiful Nokia Theatre across from Staples Center was claping and dancing all night long. Wonderful evening as wafan I did “SHOUT OUT” with a Warrior win as the folks in back of me asked “who are the Warriors” with my reply “Yeehaw” ! They laughed their okole off !

    RUNNING game, MAN where has it BEEN as Jackson Wright and the other speed demon were like flash and lightning out there ! Offensive line FINALLY protected and open up some holes as MONIZ is just going to be a “SUPERSTAR” ! with his fast feet and precesion arm as he is ONLY a sophomore !

    Anyone out there can get me his autograph picture in care of my name “To RainbowCliff” I will HOOK you up BIG TIME as Moniz is the “REAL DEAL” !

    Salas played like the “MAN” on this team and the whole offense put a complete game together as I HOPE we don’t let down from this as New Mexico State is 3-6 with ex-ucla defensive coordinator Dewayne Walker now Head Coach at NMSU will have a game plan to TRY to slow the Warriors down BUT I just can’t see it with NMSU lifetime 0-5 vs the Warriors through out the years.

    I am still concern about the Defense as 36 points is a lot to give up BUT in reality with this team the “OFFENSE” has to carry the team and we do have enough weapons to outscore the opponents. The next games vs. NMSU and SJSU are ALL WIN ABLE so let’s do just that “Win baby just Win” !

    Have a super morning Tsaiko Nation as I take a rest today from ALL my athletic playing and concentrate on sending my gifts n kind out to family love ones, friends and Bloggers on the Warrior Beat !

    IMUA WARRIORS as I loved the team look and “I wonder why they hate me” in which I don’t kind sir I loved your quote from Lou Holtz !

  529. postmanke November 8, 2009 5:53 am

    …good things happen when you run the ball 30-40 times

  530. RainbowCliff November 8, 2009 5:56 am


  531. green eyes November 8, 2009 5:59 am

    Kazz (blkberry_storm):
    November 8th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    2009 UH Homecoming is officially a success to the dismay of the “I told you so” jerks.

    for kazz to think that even fair weather fans (or disgruntled fans) are “dismayed” at a Warrior victory is a warped way of thinking

    to answer the question why posters hide behind their blog names and not wanting to go to the tsaiko tailgate.. Kazz and other tsaikos warped way of thinkings would be the reason why I wouldn’t

    al is okay. but al couldn’t refute kazz warped way of thinking

  532. postmanke November 8, 2009 6:14 am

    Hey, I dont think Navy is a “foregone conclusion”

    as much as i like the triple option we have a damn good fighting chance at winning the game if we continue to run. 1 more effort like this and the Oline will be in the right groove, having fun and moving the line of scrimmage. Wisconsin on the other hand… it’s going to be tough on the D. Man are they going to be banged up from the Navy game, usually takes more than a week to recover from defending a brutal running attack. Coach em up!

    solid call on the hale ST! in addition to the matchup talent wise, homecoming dogs is like the ancient chinese secret of college football – well used to be anyway..

  533. RainbowCliff November 8, 2009 6:22 am

    Aloha Green Eyes, as an objective thinker on this blog is it certain bloggers that has your scorn and do you really have “green eyes” kind sir ?

    I know you are a TRUE fan as the tailgate issue from my perspective view will be a good way to settle any misunderstandings with “fair weather fans” which I don’t think you fall under that category as I have read many of your keen insight opinions on this Warrior football season SIR !

  534. postmanke November 8, 2009 6:31 am

    I’m just wondering.. I’m hoping the coaches are not stubborn in their philosophy of the offense and that they take look @ 1 or 2 TE’s this recruiting season.

  535. wafan November 8, 2009 6:34 am

    A fine Sunday to all!

  536. RainbowCliff November 8, 2009 6:35 am

    Postmanke, I agree with you IF the momentum from this win and WINS vs. NMSU and SJSU are a seal deal then the Navy game will be a BIG challenge BUT our defense has to show up and with Navy pounding the ball and TREMENDOUS win vs. Notre Dame it will be an improbale task but not IMPOSSIBLE !

    Let’s see how they play NMSU because defensive guru Dewayne Walker will have a GAME PLAN in place and BIG BAD running back Seth Smith of NMSU will be looking to go for 150 yards or better.

    Don’t take NMSU likely as Walker has coached defense on EVERY level at solid programs through out the country even on the professional ranks.

  537. wafan November 8, 2009 6:35 am

    A ggod win last night. The guys are improving!


  538. Oh my! November 8, 2009 6:36 am

    If there is anyone on this blog that is a resident troll, it’s Kazz. His instigatory remarks and name-calling (tards, jerks, etc.) cause more trouble on this blog than anyone else who comes here to express their displeasure with the coaching staff.

  539. wafan November 8, 2009 6:37 am

    Is the celebration still on at the T-Gate?

  540. RainbowCliff November 8, 2009 6:39 am

    Postmanke: “Improbable Task” as I misspelled the word. Please excuse.

  541. Committed Road Warrior November 8, 2009 6:41 am

    Attendance figures about what I was [unfortunately] anticipating for a team on a-then 6 game slump:

    Tickets issued: 31,499
    Turnstile attendance: 25,883

  542. RainbowCliff November 8, 2009 6:44 am

    Oh My, is this “Kazz” a lurker and has any one out there reached out to him to offer ALOHA in which ALL good folks of Hawaii has that spirit in them troll or no troll.

  543. postmanke November 8, 2009 6:47 am

    I agree.. Kazz you coulda left out “jerks” =)

  544. RainbowCliff November 8, 2009 6:51 am

    Committed Road Warrior, will the attendance figures get better with this HAPPY win vs. Utah State as Hawaii may feel the “HYPE” to start the wave in support.

  545. Garret November 8, 2009 6:53 am

    I finished the quotes from the game. Off to Legoland with the kids.

    All of these quotes are from the Advertiser today…clearly the team knew about their struggles in the 3rd quarter this season.

    About how they have had problems in the third quarter all season, Rich Miano said:
    “It (the third quarter) has been a nemesis all year.”

    About the importance of their 3rd quarter TD, Moniz said:
    “It was a key score for us, especially since (Utah State’s) offense was playing well after they made some second-half adjustments. It was important for us to answer back and keep that lead up to help our defense.”

    Happy about their TD in the 3rd quarter, LWJ said:
    “We’ve kind of made a bad habit of starting off slow in the second half and it seemed like we were headed that way, but we bounced back, got over that and scored, so we’re happy to get over that hump, too.”

    About the importance of stopping Utah State when they started their drive at the 6-yard-line after already scoring 2 TDs in the third quarter and threatening to cut the lead to 7, Corey Paredes said:
    “We knew it was time to make some plays. We had been hurt there (the third quarter) before.”

    About how they should have cut the deficit to 7 points in the 3rd quarter, Andersen said:
    “It should have been a seven-point game (in the 3rd quarter). We couldn’t take advantage of opportunities. We had our chances, and Hawai’i did a nice job against the field goal and we can’t get back down the field and score again.”

  546. Garret November 8, 2009 6:57 am


    You have great passion for the Warriors, but name-calling anyone who posts something critical about the team is a good way to try to drive people off the blog. Maybe you would prefer to have an only-positive blog, so maybe that is your point…but we should ask ST about that instead of going over the top like what I’ve seen from multiple people in the past.

    I agree that the critics can go overboard also, but if we whitewash the board then we are not helping the team or the discussion here. For example, the 3rd quarter stats are important to discuss, and they were first discussed here before the team started to discuss them openly.

  547. Committed Road Warrior November 8, 2009 6:58 am

    Hi RainbowCliff

  548. Garret November 8, 2009 6:58 am

    To attribute all critics to those that lost money gambling is also over the top to me. But that is just my opinion.

  549. Committed Road Warrior November 8, 2009 7:01 am

    Hi RainbowCliff!

    I would hope this win helps to draw out some more folks to the stadium. With New Mexico State next week, there might be a slight uptick in attendance, but IMO still not were it should be.

    Navy and Wisconsin “should” draw decent/good numbers, though. Those teams tend to travel relatively well.

  550. Committed Road Warrior November 8, 2009 7:03 am

    That post #548 attributed to me shouldn’t have been there. I think I had my cursor on the “Website” text box and accidentally hit the “Enter” button.

    Oh well.

  551. RainbowCliff November 8, 2009 7:14 am

    Mahalo Committed Road Warrior ! appreciate your comments and in sights to the attendance issue. Can’t the average Hawaii fan understand this is a “re-building year” or the successes of JJ teams in the past will be to Mac’s un-doing ?

  552. Committed Road Warrior November 8, 2009 7:15 am

    Mentioned a while back that Horizon Air was painting an airplane in Boise State colors. Well, here it is:

    I’m still waiting for Hawaiian Airlines to paint an airplane in UH logo and colors. Maybe one of these days……

  553. mctruck November 8, 2009 7:16 am

    SMU without a doubt has boosters with deep pockets; in their home coming game last night against Rice, the attendance was just,(15,000+), which SMU won and they need to win just one more game to become bowl elligible……I mention this because, wow!?, how can they afford to pay JJ $$two-million$$ a year with that kind on attendance????

    So, Urban Meyer got penalized, ($30,000), by the SEC….if you’re making (three million plus) a year, that comes to something like three days of pay????…..phffffffft.

  554. Committed Road Warrior November 8, 2009 7:21 am

    Will be in and out the rest of the day.

    Enjoy today!

  555. mctruck November 8, 2009 7:23 am

    If things continue as they are, you think the BCS would allow two non-BCS automatic qualifiers, aka, TCU/BSU???

  556. RainbowCliff November 8, 2009 7:39 am

    Have a GREAT day Tsaiko Nation as I am off in Los Angeles running the City of Angels like a Rainbow Warrior should do. Will get back to you later on the day. Aloha !

  557. d1島 November 8, 2009 7:42 am

    Great Morning All!

    I love the smell of victory in the morning!

  558. d1島 November 8, 2009 7:43 am

    …oh wait, it’s the smell of 100% Kona Brew-ing! Decided to indulge in celebration… 🙂

  559. d1島 November 8, 2009 7:45 am


    Tru dat about the Kala flow in Dallas. IIRC it was a group of 10-12 boosters who are footing the bill for The Former Coach’s salary at SMU.

  560. peeko November 8, 2009 7:46 am


  561. madeinhawaii November 8, 2009 7:46 am

    Two glaring negatives about last night’s game.

    Field Goals.

    Still got a Field Goal slump. Gotta fix that problem. Should have been 55 for the Warriors. Oddawise, outstanding!

  562. koakane™ November 8, 2009 7:47 am

    d1 bible study/kope hour today?

  563. d1島 November 8, 2009 7:49 am

    One down and four to go….

    Stay focused on one game at a time.

    But since others have mentioned them already….

    From what I’ve seen, this ain’t your GranDaddy’s Wiscy team. They can pound the ball for sure behind but I’ve seen them air it out very effectively this season. In particular, Nick Toon is a threat. Big dude with speed to take you deep. And yes, he’s Al’s son. (not our Al!)
    Can’t stack the box against these Badgers!

  564. d1島 November 8, 2009 7:51 am


    Sounds good but gotta help #1 son with the “Hawaiian Movers” action today….

    …may need to recover with a lunch at the Willows tomorrow though! 😉

  565. LizKauai (iPhone) November 8, 2009 7:55 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    35-21 LizKauai


  566. koakane™ November 8, 2009 8:00 am

    great morning tsaiko country and warrior fans. what is there not to like this sunny and glorious day in the 808.

    first of all congrats to all the UH teams on their victories and announcements. fball team just outstanding, sball team dominating and the cheer-leading squad for being named best in the west. about time the university students and athletes get a bunch of good stuff to celebrate. again beeg congrats to you’all.

    I took time to cruse the walkway at half time and the student section. man it was rocking. so many smiley face and good cheer going around. yep this was a truly good homecoming for the students. love to see it. whole second half sat in the band section with chawan, lefty and their gang mahalo to them.

  567. koakane™ November 8, 2009 8:19 am

    au’wyte putting out a bible study kope hour call to be held at Nancy’s. if your happy and you know it show up, so if your really happy and you know you really got to show it …… be there.

  568. koakane™ November 8, 2009 8:21 am

    e kala mai we kope starting at 9:15 bible studies to follow :mrgreen:

  569. koakane™ November 8, 2009 8:22 am


    and helllloooo hoooooooow yoooooouuuuuuuu tsaikos

  570. wafan November 8, 2009 8:41 am

    Have a scone and glass of ice-cold milk for me at the Bible study.

    Looks like the usual suspects survived last nights T-Gate.

  571. wafan November 8, 2009 8:49 am

    CRW . . .

    Kind of doubt Hawai’ian will ever paint one or more its jets as a Warrior aircraft. It would be out of their comfort zone — never did it before so we cannot take a chance. Seems to be that way at home a lot of the time.

    Would be cool if Hawai’ian actually flew all the Warrior and Rainbow teams to their away games in an aircraft painted Warrior green. Think of the publicity for the university, the team and, most of all, Hawai’ian airlines!

  572. wafan November 8, 2009 8:51 am

    Heck, with Alaska now flying in and out of Hawai’i, maybe they would consider it?

    An Alaska Warrior aircraft flying in and out of Hawai’i every day!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

  573. letsgowarriors November 8, 2009 9:01 am

    great win last night.

    glad to finally see the 3rd qtr TD, but need to still improve in that area.

    enos needs more heights on his kicks, even his XPs have potential to be blocked.

    loved the offensive play selection last night. did the offense coaches finally kick mack to the curb? hope so.

    great way to get to ball rolling and get confidence up. need another big win next weekend against NMSU, lots of stud recruits coming in that we need to impress.

  574. Da Punchbowl Kid November 8, 2009 9:12 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Is it just me or do the white pants under green tops make the Warriors look like they’re running faster? 🙂

    What ever the case, great win for the Warriors!

    I wonder if JJ’s conversation with Cal Lee had anything to do with the ramped up running game? Kudos to our O-line for helping to make that happen.

    Are we seeing the “light” go on for Bryant Moniz? Did the pass set up the run or vice versa!

    Whatever… It was great to watch. We came hungry and we finished the meal!

  575. madeinhawaii November 8, 2009 9:16 am

    loved the offensive play selection last night. did the offense coaches finally kick mack to the curb? hope so.

    What’s with that statement? Not happy with a win?

    As far as I could tell, I saw the same plays as the other games, except this time they executed properly more often than not.

    The only real difference (new alignment and play) was on defense… but I don’t think you’d want to kick McMackin to the curb on defense, anytime soon.

  576. madeinhawaii November 8, 2009 9:19 am

    If McMackin did have a say on the Offense, it probably was the decision to go for it on 4th and 7 instead of trying for a third FG attempt. I believe that turned out to be the right decision.

  577. bighilofan2 November 8, 2009 9:24 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    been off the blog for alot lately, too busy busy.

    great win last nite Warriors.

  578. letsgowarriors November 8, 2009 9:25 am


    of course im not kicking mack to the curb on his defensive coaching, that is supposed to be his forte, right?

    idk what game you were watching, but i saw a lot more different setup on O. while we have run the counters a couple of times this season, we ran a ton this game. notice how early in the game, USU was shifting their DL to play the tampas? teams have been doing this to us the entire season, so the counters really helped. we added some spread option plays to the O to take full advantage of moniz’s abilities. kid is a playmaker and getting him moving a bit on half rollouts, playaction, and zone reads helps him out a ton.

    trust me, i am definitely happy with the win.

  579. westsidesview November 8, 2009 9:28 am

    First up:
    Congrads to Leon, his breakout was long over due, still, gotta feel good for him. It was quite a show.
    Greg Salas is our best receiver—EVER!
    He deserves All-American consideration.
    Salas is on track to catch 100 for 1500 and 12 TDs…yikes!

    Next 2 games:
    NMSU and SJSU have the worst O in college D1A football.
    The aggies are deadlast and the sparts are a couple of notches above at #115.
    Reap while the weather is good.

    last 2 games:
    Navy and Wiscy are polar opposites in contrast despite both displaying potent running games.
    They both attack in different ways.
    Navy, attacks and runs submarinelike interference and will cut defenders legs beneath them as they launch a surface attack with light-weight speed boats. Ask ND’s #5. It took him 3 quarters before he started to look down at the field to dodge torpedoes.
    The badgers are General Patton look-a-likes and will use a frontal tank attack and prefer to run you over rather than shot at you. If you are standing alongside their OL at high noon, you will not see the sun.

    New Mexico State and Dick Tomey are the calm before the storm–hope we have enuff hops left in the gas tank for the final test….

  580. Da Punchbowl Kid November 8, 2009 9:44 am

    “The taste of victory can’t be beat,” left tackle Aaron Kia said. “We had that bitter taste of losing all of those games in a row. We had to bust a win. It wasn’t a matter of ‘we have to win.’ It was, ‘we gotta win.’ This is our first statement in a long time. We’re going to enjoy it for a day, then get back to work. We can’t let up.”

    Nuff said!

  581. royvic November 8, 2009 10:00 am

    A nice win by the Warriors. Glad to see the wind back in their sails. Pats on the backs to the offensive line because, really, it starts with them. And they did a great job.

    It was great seeing LWJ explode in rushing the ball, but it was the emergence of his pent up emotions that was more apparent to everyone as if to say, “finally the coaches gave me a chance in running the ball”.

    Where the team needed some direction and validation on to themselves, the win over Utah State is a start and I was happy to see LWJ get some. And likewise with Kia, too.

    And of course, Coach Mack, too.

    Whatever the coaches are doing in the week’s preparation and practices leading up to the Utah State game I hope they continue.

    My perceptions and hunches are that the coaches may have stepped up the conditioning. (can somebody ask the coaches this question?).

  582. believer November 8, 2009 10:19 am

    da condishuning’s been dere, da heart’s been dere, da coachin’s been dere; da kids are just gainin more experience and confidence!

  583. believer November 8, 2009 10:22 am

    #547 and #549. Right on bruddah G. I agree. no need foah ovah da top big body commentary! Go Warriors!

  584. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 8, 2009 10:43 am


    November 8th, 2009 at 4:28 am
    To anyone at the Tailgate,

    Did anyone find my chair? – Had left it near the recycling boxes before the game = let me know. Thanks.

    I picked the seat up and placed it against the inside wall on the :pearlcity side of Cabana B. By the time we got back after the game, several seats were already set up so I assumed that whoever left it behind before the game had reclaimed it. Perhaps you might want to ask again over the next couple of days.

    Finally straightened out the mystery of the quote cancelled softball game unquote. Yesterday’s games were originally scheduled for 10 am and 12 noon, but the start time was moved back two hours. By the time we got there it was the bottom of the first inning in what we thought was the first game of the day, but it was actually the second game. All totaled over the two-day period, the Wahine scored over 70 runs in four games.

    Current Count for the five-day period: UH has won seven games and one match in five sports.

    Horrible news about Bill Amis – I really like him both personally as well as his playing style and his leadership. Any news as to when the medical hardship issue will be resolved?

    Will be re-posting information later this evening about the Family Promise dinner this coming Wednesday. Off to work now until it’s time to go to the Wahine volleyball Senior Game at the Stan Sheriff Center.

  585. A-House November 8, 2009 11:00 am

    Game observations:

    1) excellent win for the Warriors! Great play calling by the Coaches and execution by the players.

    2) who’s idea was it to use no down lineman and 5-7 LBs on defense. I thought I was dreaming looking through my binocs. Caused problems for USU.

    3) took photos of the bike with Mrs A-House and me – saw J Taylor using it in the 1st qtr – Don W says the other bike is in the weight room and used by the players – he will try to bring the bike to the NMSU tailgate so the Tsaikos and see what they purchased – it’s real classy!

    4) totally different perspective from the field seeing the players up front and personnal rather than the nose bleed section in the South end zone; fans behind us yelling at the USU players about their abilities, etc.; took Chawan and Lefty’s pic when the band came to greet the players; Mrs A-house made friends with the Stadium staff working the sidelines; saw an assistant UH trainer who was the head trainer at McKinley when MasaBoy played during the 1996-98 seasons.

    5) met Jim D as we “found” our way through the maze of Aloha Stadium before the game – had a nice conversation and extended an invitation to our tailgate for the NMSU – he will try!

    What a different feeling after the game and this morning – felt like something was missing.

    5) much kudos to Aaron Kia who I watched very closely the entire game and hope he can continue to play as such for the last 4 games – he played outstanding!

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