Graunke is back (sort of); busy day for UH trainers

Quarterback Tyler Graunke threw passes during warmups, but did not participate in 7-on-7 drills.
He said there was some tenderness in his right thumb, especially when he pulls it away from the right index finger. But he said he will undergo “triple treatment” today, and will practice tomorrow.
He said he will play in Saturday’s game against San Jose State.
Also practicing today were running backs David Farmer and Leon Wright-Jackson and defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea. Defensive tackle Fale Laeli was in uniform but did not participate in contact drills.

Here’s Graunke:


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Here’s Rocky Savaiigaea:


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Here’s David Farmer, scarfing a waffle:


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Quarterback/running back Bryce Kalau‘oka‘a‘ea will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. He suffered the injury during the Scout Bowl. He will be back for spring practice.



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Volleyball player Kanani Herring is on crutches:


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Here’s soccer player Taryn Fukuroku:


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And for your next luau, here’s Devon James Tsai:



  1. WarriorMojo September 22, 2008 12:17 am

    Numero uno, baby!

  2. Pride. September 22, 2008 12:18 am

    Game week, yeah.

  3. al September 22, 2008 12:22 am


  4. SteveM September 22, 2008 12:23 am

    Back on track for this weekend’s game! Bye week is over 🙂

    Goodnight again…and to WarriorMojo and pride. too.

  5. SteveM September 22, 2008 12:26 am

    …and “Good night” to Al and ST!

  6. al September 22, 2008 12:30 am

    i dozed off only to find who’s been lurking all this time.

    so, ahem, mr. pride. who played alongside of you, jd, and bernard “soon to be mr. kauai mayor” carvalho?

    let’s see…..kani kauahi, jesse sapolu

  7. SAWARRIOR September 22, 2008 12:34 am


  8. al September 22, 2008 12:34 am

    ain’t it kind of late in san antonio?

  9. Pride. September 22, 2008 12:58 am

    Offensive Line for the Warriors in 1981:

    LT – Kani Kauahi/ Keith Ah Yuen
    LG – Jesse Sapolu/ Jim Donovan
    C – Nolan Baker/ Jesse Sapolu
    RG – Bernard Carvalho/ Jim Donovan
    RT – Jim Mills/ Keith Ah Yuen

    These guys all started at sometime or another during the season. Left tackle was manned buy two lame offensive linemen, one battling an ankle sprain all year long, with the other battling an ankle sprain, a strained achilles tendon, and a strained MCL.

    Where are they today?

    Kani Kauahi is a coach for the Arizona team in the AFL. Played Center in the NFL but is now the pass rush coach in Arizona. Pass rush coach?

    Jesse Sapolu is alumni coordinator for some NFL team. Also coaching football at Edison high in Anaheim. He should actually be coaching the offensive line of that NFL franchise that he works for.

    Nolan Baker is a farmer in Kula, Maui. No one really knows exactly what it is that he is growing, but I’m pretty sure they don’t sell in your local store.

    Bernard Carvalho is trying to join that illustrious club of speakers who can speak for thirty minutes and not say anything at all. Nah just joking. Bernard hopefully will become the next mayor of the island of Kaua’i. Bernard is actually a very good speaker, he is very polished but still maintains the country boy values.

    Jim Donovan last I heard is trying to run a big business on a shoestring budget. Just joking. But then again not really.

    Jim Mills had a very successful football career with the BC Lions, after several years with the Baltimore Colts. I’m sure he is bartending somewhere in British Columbia, because bars is where he felt most comfortable. Jim would make a good Tsai-ko. No one made Mark Gastineau more angry than Jim Mills. Gastineau claimed that Jim held him on every play. Of course Gasteneau was right, Jim was real good at it. Jim learned real well from observing BYU offensive linemen for four years.

    Keith Ah Yuen is employed by the Tsai-ko nation. He is still at the entry level lurker status but is working his way to the desired member status.

  10. al September 22, 2008 1:12 am

    and didn’t everyone of these guys get a pro look?

    probably the best oline ever.

  11. HiFlyer September 22, 2008 1:19 am

    Good morning Al, Pride. and anyone else still up.

    It’s to bad that the internet wasn’t as widespread as it is today, where you can follow your home team from anywhere. I was in AZ. back then and trying to get any sports news from home was almost impossible then.

  12. SAWARRIOR September 22, 2008 1:24 am

    It’s 0620hrs in San Antonio. Some would say it’s early in the morning, I say it’s late, because I have not been to bed yet.

  13. Kazz September 22, 2008 1:25 am


    Sheesh…. I should get some sleep…

    But it was a big win-filled weekend for our Wahine in volleyball and in soccer….


    The “Tomey Terror” awaits the Warriors on Saturday, it’s MAKE OR BREAK TIME!!!

  14. Kazz September 22, 2008 1:27 am

    Be back in about ten hours… 😉

  15. Pomai September 22, 2008 3:33 am

    One snap en clear.
    It’s on to WAC play with San Jose St. Next
    17    –    10    HiFlyer
    19    –    17    wafan
    24    –    17    Pomai
    24    –    21    ai-eee-soos
    27    –    13    koakane
    27    –    24    bighilofan2
    28    –    14    L10pc
    28    –    21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    31    –    13    d1shima
    35    –    28    Lizkauai
    38    –    21    curveball
    48    –    42    Pauoa Boy

  16. wafan September 22, 2008 3:48 am

    Good morning!

    Esme’ing now.

  17. bighilofan2 September 22, 2008 4:41 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Dick Tomey,
    da man who led da Rainbows to many fun filled memories, welcome home bradda!
    an tanks for da memories, me an my fren wuz da 2 babuuzkas in CC yellow at da very top, wit my 2 girls, laughin an yellin our @$$ off! my daughter wen remine me…

    So, I say dis wit all sincerity: too bad we gonna have to buss yo feelinz up! Nuttin personal… well, heck…. yes, it is personal! 😀 We’re Warrior Nation! 😀

    Go Warriors!!!

  18. bighilofan2 September 22, 2008 4:44 am

    Kinda Shy,

    howzit Tsaiko. Tell bradda Jim dat we feel real good wit him at da helm. I hope he enjoyin dat lil book my granson wen give him.

  19. bighilofan2 September 22, 2008 4:55 am

    Kinda Shy,

    btw, if you’d be so kind, could you kinda snuggle up to da babuuzka an ask him like dis:
    “hon, when you gonna make nice nice to da UCLA, Stanford, Cal an USC guyz fo meet anytime in da fewcha (4-7 years from now) fo a home an home in Sep or Dec, pretty please…. ” 😀 dat would be one big blessing… 😀 thanks …. 😀

  20. bighilofan2 September 22, 2008 5:09 am

    Jim D,

    I know you know these things, i’m just repeatin myself for my benefit, because hopefully you’re already there.

    its neva too urlee to plan fo da fewcha..
    gotta make things easier so that big schools would like to come to Hawaii and play us. 2 reasons to play us. 1. we have a good football program 2. it is good for their players to play us as they can add a extra day package if we’re the last game of their season and they visit here, stay Turtle Bay, visit PolyCult.Ctr, relax. remote, makes good memories.

    realistically, the schools that should want to agree to the home and home in December are probably those programs who are not likely to be vying for a national championship. That would historically be
    Stanford, Cal Berkely, Oregon, UoW, WashSt.
    Others who would do it for other reasons include BYU, UCLA and USC.

    just some ideas, dats all. good job, Jim!

  21. Garret September 22, 2008 5:11 am


    Thank you very much for that recap of the 1981 OL! I love learning about how the former UH players are doing, and the OL often do not get the attention they deserve. People often can remember the QB/RB/WR on the team, but the OL makes their glory possible.

    Of course, the accomplishments of many of the 1981 OL members after their players careers at UH was over has kept them from being forgotten. What an awesome group!

  22. Garret September 22, 2008 5:15 am


    The best teams to play at UH at the end of the season are those without conference championship games. That means Pac-10, MWC, and (less likely) Big 10. I’m sure that JD has been talking with all of the Pac-10 teams that have openings in their schedule for home-and-home deals.

    While I would prefer UH play home-and-home deals with Stanford or Cal, with road games on the years that SJSU comes to Hawaii (giving UH a road game in the Bay Area every year to help with recruiting), I’d take any Pac-10 team that comes to Aloha Stadium!

  23. Garret September 22, 2008 5:16 am

    I am so glad that it is game week! Lori thought things were weird this weekend when I didn’t have a UH game to watch, an especially big contrast since I went to the Oregon State game. Saturday just doesn’t feel right in the Fall without a Warrior game!

  24. Garret September 22, 2008 5:19 am

    SJSU site has info on the game this week. Sad that SJSU’s official site cannot get UH’s name correct!

    The Rainbow Warriors had a bye the week of September 20

  25. Garret September 22, 2008 5:21 am

    Looks like SJSU’s strength on D is their pass defense. Looks like Coach Tomey has a good D again.

    Pass Defense Sub-50, Sub-200: The Stanford game marked the second game in a row that San Jose State’s defense yielded less than 200 yards passing and the opposing team’s quarterback completed less than 50 percent of his passes. The Spartans head into the Hawai’i game as the conference leader for fewest touchdown passes allowed with one. UC Davis scored its only touchdown on a pass play in the first quarter of the Spartans’ 13-10 victory.

    Defense ranked in Top-25: After four games, the San Jose State defense is ranked in the top-25 in rushing defense (23rd) and total defense (23rd). The Spartans are allowing 92.5 yards per game on the ground and 269.5 yards overall.

  26. Garret September 22, 2008 5:22 am

    There are a couple of SJSU defenders that the OL and RB will really need to worry about.

    San Jose State’s Carl Ihenacho and Jarron Gilbert enter the week one-two in the Western Athletic Conference for most tackles for loss. Ihenacho is the WAC leader at 7.0. Gilbert is right behind at 6.0 after a single-game best 3.0 at Stanford (9/20).

    Gilbert and Hawai’i linebacker Solomon Eliminian are the top two active players in the WAC in the tackle for loss category. Both seniors began the season with 20.0 tackles for loss in their first three seasons. Gilbert now has 26.0 career tackles for loss; Eliminian, 21.5.

  27. Garret September 22, 2008 5:23 am

    SJSU has 2 TEs that are threats…that always worries me because it seems like UH hasn’t stopped the TEs in forever. The best job against the TEs was in the 2006 Hawaii Bowl vs. Arizona State…

    San Jose State’s tight duo of Jeff Clark and Brian Elledge combined to catch 10 passes in the September 20 game at Stanford. Clark set a personal single-game high with eight receptions and Elledge added two. The last time the Spartan tight ends caught at least nine passes in a game was the 2003 game at Fresno State in which Courtney Anderson, who went on to play for the Oakland Raiders, caught one pass and Leon Pinky hauled in eight.

  28. Garret September 22, 2008 5:25 am

    Coach Tomey has a lunch and talk with the SJSU students…sad only 20 showed up.

    A group of SJSU students had lunch and chat with someone they usually see on the football field and television: Dick Tomey, the SJSU football head coach.

    “Brown Bag Lunch with Dick Tomey” brought the coach and the students together at the Student Union Amphitheater on Thursday afternoon.

    Tomey started Thursday’s event with a summary of the team’s current status and overall performance this season.

    “I did this every place I coached, whether there is one person here or 100,” said

    Tomey, who coached at the University of Hawaii and the University of Arizona before coaching at SJSU. “I’ve been doing this at SJSU ever since we started.”

    Thursday’s attendance was approximately 20 people.

  29. Garret September 22, 2008 5:27 am

    Looks like Bess got hit hard during a return yesterday. Sadly, that is not unusual for returners, but that is the price to pay for having that role.

    BEST HIT: Pats linebacker Gary Guyton gave Davone Bess a reason to rethink returning another kick with a shot to the sternum in the second quarter that dropped him like a papaya.

  30. Annoddah Dave September 22, 2008 6:08 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Game week is finally here! Getting Warrior withdrawals! As Mental Mele would say…shi shi panty time!!!
    Go Warriors! Beat SJS!

  31. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 6:42 am

    Morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Well, here it is, the make or break week. This game hinges completely on how much the offense get’s its mojo back. They have to work like crazy to get in sync this week.

    I hope Tyler is at full strength without lingering effects on his hand. He must be 100%, otherwise we will see some wobbly passes.

    We are playing a very good Tomey defense, so if we can move the ball consistently, it will bode well for our WAC future. There is a hell of a lot on the line this Saturday.

    Have a great day everybody.

  32. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 6:45 am


    Are we going to get another report today from this mornings practice? I’m really curious how Tyler is throwing with his bad hand, a scary key to the game.

  33. Stretch September 22, 2008 7:03 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Looking forward to the reports from practice today. I hope with the 3 days off, the boys are recharged and ready to get the WAC season started.

  34. Maverick September 22, 2008 7:14 am

    Morning gang-
    Ted, your right. This is THE Make or Break game.
    Fans need to unite with color coded wear at the stadium and bring ( sneak) in any noise maker, along with healthy lungs to help make that difference.
    Betcha the Stanford game last Sat. had a low attendance. The fans CAN help make a difference. Spread the good word guys. EZ to attend when living on the island.

  35. Garret September 22, 2008 7:22 am


    33,293 attended the Stanford-SJSU game. I hope that there are a lot more people than that at Aloha Stadium on Saturday!

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid September 22, 2008 7:27 am

    Good morning all!

    Yup, game week.

    Ya know, if we see every player at every position giving 100% this week, we’ll do great. In fact we can run the table from this point on if the players are all doin’ what they’re supposed to. Like a wise but lowly Tsaiko who happens to be a former UH lineman sez: “100% all the time.” I know that sounds like coach style rhetoric, but in this case, it’s simply true.

    We are a better team than what we’ve showed. Like LWJ said last week, it’s like different parts of the team have played well, while others played poorly, and that the different groups took turns playin’ well and screwin’ up. If we see everybody playin’ up at 100%, we’ll see a win.

    Nuff said.


  37. Da Punchbowl Kid September 22, 2008 7:34 am

    Hi Maverick, Stretch, Garret and Ted. Hows yous guys doin dis mornin’? 😉

  38. NYUH September 22, 2008 7:37 am

    Any word on how Funaki is doing with his head injury? I’d like to see him get one more chance in there. He looked bad in the Weber State game but it seemed he was trying to do what worked for him in the Florida game.–running around. I still think Graunke should start if his hand is healed, but I’d like to see the homeboy gets some snaps to prove its not time for the JC guys to move into the backup slot.

  39. Maverick September 22, 2008 7:40 am

    Garret –
    That’s pretty low attendance ( 33K) for both schools being only 10 miles apart. The capacity is around 50K.

    Remember the Stanford season opener with Oreg. St. ? The stands didn’t seem that full either.

    I was reading the about this years promo’s for UH games, but nothing too special for this week.
    I’m am glad there trying to get more students invovled with the transportation and affordable tix. That’s a great start.
    The Family Pak is still questionable though.

    Just reminds me of a hotel with empty rooms. Do whatever it takes to fill those rooms. They don’t make $ with no people inside.

  40. Calvin from Kona September 22, 2008 7:41 am


    30-28 Hawaii including 3 field goals from Dan Kelly.

  41. mp September 22, 2008 7:47 am

    34-17 UH

    Go Warriors!!!!!

  42. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 7:48 am

    Hi, PBK, Maverick, Garret, NYUH et al. A good morning to you.

    Florida heat has somewhat cooled off and the weather is becoming pleasant. Makes for nice walks along the Boardwalk.


    As you know I love Funaki and his athletic abilities and character, but he hasn’t given me in any game that winning feeling. My big problem with him is that he just doesn’t see the field and I’ve never seen him getting past the second option, before running around.

    I really don’t have a feel for the JC’s right now, we haven’t seen much of them. I really hope they’ll get some playing time against San Jose, that would also mean that we’re winning comfortably.

  43. koakane September 22, 2008 7:54 am

    morning tsai-ko country

    qucik howzit to all and have a good day and great week. reminda to let Kazz know what you planning on for this saturday’s tgate. we need to know if gotta make fire again.

    some of us have been planning the away UH games and coordinating places to have the tgates where we can catch the game and still be one beeeeg gang. so this is what has been confirmed so far.

    October 4 game is Saturday @ 4pm against Fresno State. It is planned at Murphy’s. There will be seating for 35. Fuud will be ala carte from the menu. If you planning to come please sign up. There might be a buffet but not definite yet. Murphy can accommodate an overflow but probably will be seating away from the main group. So let me know ASAP.

    November 1 game is Saturday @ 9am against Utah State. We are working it out and more info will be forth coming.

    November 8 game is Saturday @ 11 against New Mexico State. This will be at Bay View GC restaurant. Currently working with the manager on a buffet deal but only a ala carte menu so far. There will be pictures of the place and a menu to be posted latter.

    We wanted to spread the action to various parts of Oahu so it will be fair to everyone. Mahalo for helping goes out to jerry, kekoa, james, Rob25, midori and steveM for their input. Much more updated info will be coming out as these game get closer.

    If your wondering about why there is no mention of the Boise State game on October 17 its because the game is on a friday at 2 in the afternoon. We felt it would be to hard to reserve a place because not sure who could get there before the game started.


  44. Maverick September 22, 2008 7:57 am

    Were really seeing first hand how a talented JC quarterback takes on Hawaii’s R & S offense, even with Alexanders past experience of operating a spread offense. Takes time, and maybe an entire season to learn.
    Best we recruit freshman QB’s and redshirt them from now on.

  45. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 8:03 am


    Agree completely.

  46. cavewarrior September 22, 2008 8:04 am

    Aloha all,
    muddle-huddle awareness week is hea!
    GO Warriors!!!

  47. Maverick September 22, 2008 8:04 am

    I’m still holding hope that Alexander or Raush can compete in the WAC their first season with the Warriors.
    That Florida game might of been a smoke screen from what they can really do against our other competitors.
    Let’s hope we have a game coming up that would allow them some playing time under favorable matters.

  48. Maverick September 22, 2008 8:13 am

    On a good note:

    Dwight Lowery has moved on from SJSU.

    That guy was THE shiny coin for the team, making turnovers happen and turning them into scores

  49. tommui September 22, 2008 8:22 am


  50. SAWARRIOR September 22, 2008 8:30 am




  51. Da Punchbowl Kid September 22, 2008 8:33 am

    Ya know, we kinda took him for granted these past years but it will be good to get Farmer back in there. The guys a real work horse and a consistent, proven performer.

  52. Jason September 22, 2008 8:34 am

    Pride: Haha, Jesse Sapolu as the 49ers offensive line coach, I like that. I’m not the biggest fan of George Warhop, although he’s had to deal with inept pass blockers and injuries the past few years. In fact, I’m not a big fan of most of that coaching staff.

  53. Maverick September 22, 2008 8:47 am


    Yes, Farmer will be one of the key players for the game. His blocking and running skills are most excellent. I think many of us were trying to compare him to the Ilaoa or Mauia type, and he is his own identity and talent.
    He is one Big piece of the puzzle needed for completion.

  54. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 8:51 am


    You’re right about Farmer. With him in there, he may be able to buy our QB that extra second to throw to the third or fourth option.

  55. Glenn September 22, 2008 8:54 am

    UH 31
    SJS 28

    Go Warriors!

  56. al September 22, 2008 8:55 am

    good morning you all.
    all you tsaiko’s its time to put on your game face.
    its time to put up or shut up.
    its time to show up for the game come saturday.
    can’t you hear coach mac and the team?
    they need you to show and support!
    this is the game.
    just when they need you the most.

  57. al September 22, 2008 8:56 am

    jason… know george warhop?

  58. NEO September 22, 2008 8:58 am

    UH 35
    SJSU 31

    Imua Warriors!

  59. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 9:07 am

    Right now, until the team is back on the winning track, I’m refraining from posting score predictions, just in case it is bachi for the team. We must get a handle on this season first. I’m taking a win, any win, for the next game.

    On the other hand, my gut feeling tells me that this will be the game where the Warriors find themselves as one unit.

  60. (Jesse) James September 22, 2008 9:08 am

    Pomai…21 – 14 UH…GO WARRIORS!!!

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!!!!

  61. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 9:09 am

    There’s one prediction I will make, San Jose won’t score more than 17 points, you can take that to the bank.

  62. (Jesse) James September 22, 2008 9:11 am

    al…I told you, Jason is older than he looks….

  63. Jack Flash September 22, 2008 9:22 am

    UH 35, SJSU 24. Game week- auryte!

  64. d1島: September 22, 2008 9:23 am

    Great Morning All.

    Still trying to get back in the swing of things but will have to take it easy for one more day.
    Not sure how much they can accomplish in an hour today but maybe we’ll hear something soon.
    Things were definitely a bit “Koyaanisqatsi-ish” last week but all things look well-focused again ’cause it’s GAME WEEK! 🙂

  65. al September 22, 2008 9:30 am

    (j)j… he listens to old beatles music.
    yah, yah, yah, yah……

  66. (Jesse) James September 22, 2008 9:37 am

    al…Beatles music??? I thought he liked Yanni?? or was it Zamfir and his pan flute??? Oh wait, that was somebody else….MWAHAHAHAHHA

  67. Stretch September 22, 2008 9:40 am

    got the morning practice report from ST.

    He says that he was lonely since SJ & myki were not at practice today. Most of the injured players were back practicing. A lot of shuffling personnel around the offensive line. Rocky is back in the mix. Blaze was out there walking around but not practicing yet. Mainly first team against service team practice then some conditioning.

    Hopefully ST can give us the more detailed info from practice

  68. Bulla September 22, 2008 9:41 am

    aloha Al,

    we would love to be there for the game with sjsu, but we will be back in ‘Wildcat Country’. they play Utah, oh my, and then the following week will be Montana.

    great game against Sacramento State, a former opponent of sjsu who went into OT and won by a field goal (sjsu did). cameron had 4 TD passes and almost 400 yds passing.

    the beast played well, did manage to take the starting qb out of the game with a sprained knee. something about the DE had the QB’s ankles and the beast finished him off, a vicious hit. that’s football.

    late in the game, 4th and 1 with 2:21 on the clock, Sac State has the ball and are going for it down 32-27. big push, #95 takes the double team and pushes them back, RB has no hole to find, LB makes the initial hit and the beast gets an assist on the stop.

    so a good game, but ther real treat? haha, i packed 5 lbs, fresh ahi, chopped ogo, fresh limu, maui onions, aunty liz’s hawaiian salt, sesame oil, sesame seed, hawaiian chili peppers, shoyu and made da ‘bulla special’. i thought david copperfield was in the house the way that mixing bowl of FRESH POKE disappeared, haha.

    i had to toss coach chad from maui the bag of dry ahi i stashed for him….
    make memories, make memories, make memories

    talk about true friends, 2008 SL grad Josh Saio, caught 2 trains and 1 bus from San Mateo to get to the game to see his cousins (Cameron & Zack) and classmate ‘the beast’ play…..he is playing baseball for San Mateo, but said nothing was going to stop him from seeing his ‘boyz’ play today.

    all tsaikos, have a good day, and be a blessing to others.

  69. d1島: September 22, 2008 9:43 am

    So I guess Garret is travelling now so maybe I can try to fill in some of the blanks (hopefully w/out shooting any 😯 ) Be patient, I no mo da searches set up like him and I no read as fast either….

    Looks like Fresno will be going with some young ‘uns at DL for the next few weeks. There top two DT’s have gone down in the past two games.

    Fresno State’s top defensive lineman Jon Monga is out at least three games after suffering a knee injury during the Bulldogs’ 55-54 overtime win at Toledo this weekend, the Fresno Bee reports

    Fresno State will look to freshmen Logan Harrell and Chase McEntee, and sophomore Mark Roberts to be stopgaps while the starters heal, though Hill has not announced who will start for Monga this week against UCLA

  70. SteveM September 22, 2008 9:45 am

    Good morning everyone!

    The last refresh I did here gave me the blog comments with no graphics or ads. At the bottom, it read:

    All contents © 2008 The Warrior Beat.
    iWPhone Theme + Plugin By ContentRobot

    Must be something sent by mistake to my desktop, but it should load very quickly with only text. I clicked the ContentRobot link and it brought me to a WordPress Page. What caught my eye was a shareware plug-in for iTouch and iPhone that apparently will give a fast loading text page for blogs. The URL was:

    I can’t check it out personally right now since Peaches took my iTouch to D.C. 😐

  71. Garret September 22, 2008 9:46 am


    I don’t leave until tomorrow morning, but I hadn’t seen that Fresno news before. Thank you for posting it! I have a ton of work to do before my trip, so I’m not going to post much more after I post the info about recruiting budgets next.

  72. Garret September 22, 2008 9:48 am

    Amazing article about the tremendous increase in recruiting budgets…over the time period where HF kept UH’s recruiting budget flat at $50k.

    A two-month study by The Chronicle of Higher Education based on information from the U.S. Department of Education showed that 48 percent of NCAA Division I athletic departments at least doubled their recruiting budgets over the 10-year period from 1996-97 to 2006-07. The 65 biggest spenders – mainly schools in the Big East, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Southeastern, Big 12 and Pac-10 conferences – paid out more than $61 million in 2007, an 86 percent increase from 1997.

    Twenty-one schools have recruiting budgets that top $1 million.

    With athletic department operating budgets exceeding $40 million at some universities, spending $800,000 to $2 million on recruiting seems miniscule. Coaches and school administrators say they do watch their spending.

  73. al September 22, 2008 9:49 am

    tks bulla for the report!

    josh would go.

    those guys are more like brothers than cousins from hanabata daze.

    great stuff for the beast and cam!

    i guess we gotta wait for the bulla special. what four years from now? hahahaha.

    better take my suggestion and have one of you go work for united or delta air. maybe nick needs a part time job?

  74. Garret September 22, 2008 9:50 am

    Looks like increasing recruiting budgets directly paid off with more wins for Kansas State and Maryland.

    Two of the schools that had the biggest increases in spending over the last 10 years – Maryland and Kansas State – wanted to be competitive after years of losing.

    Kansas State had one of the country’s worst football programs until coach Bill Snyder took over in 1989 and led them to Fiesta Bowls in 1997 and 2004.

    Located in Manhattan, Kan., which has a population of 51,000, Kansas State faces many obstacles. The closest major airport is 107 miles away in Kansas City. After picking up recruits, K-State officials then have to go through Lawrence, Kan. – home of the University of Kansas – before getting to Manhattan. The state also has great junior college talent.

    Over the last 10 years, K-State’s spending has gone from $359,000 to more than $1.3 million.

  75. Garret September 22, 2008 9:50 am

    Maryland’s greater emphasis on football more than tripled its recruiting budget from $242,000 to $912,100 over the 10-year period.

    The Terrapins did not make a bowl game in the 1990s. After Ralph Friedgen was named coach in 2000, Maryland’s men’s recruiting costs went from $380,000 (2001-02) to $629,024 (2005-06). Meanwhile, the Terps went 10-2 in 2001 and played in the Orange Bowl. Maryland has been a bowl regular ever since.

    “I was not aware of that,” said Friedgen, when asked about his budget.

  76. al September 22, 2008 9:52 am

    d1…..what’s the linfield report for this weekend?

  77. d1島: September 22, 2008 9:53 am

    The recipe for success against SJSU was to stuff the run and force them to try to throw deep. That led to all the sacks. Offensively, the Cardinal pounded the rock.

    The Cardinal (2-2) had only four sacks through its first three games.

    Offensively, Stanford continued to feed the ball to Gerhart, and the 6-foot-1, 232-pound junior took over after halftime. It was reminiscent of last season, when he rushed for 140 yards in 12 carries to lead Stanford to a 37-0 rout of the Spartans.

    “We just kept pounding it,” Gerhart said. “We wanted to come out and established the run; we kind of dipped off the last two games. We knew eventually that something was going to break open.”

    Could that influence the UH braintrust this coming week?

  78. Garret September 22, 2008 9:53 am

    Schools have found success at recruiting places where they can drive within 5 hours or less or take short plane rides…Hawaii has to use a different tactic. Hard to believe that only ONE BCS-conference school has a men’s recruiting budget less than $500k.

    A lot of coaches follow Friedgen’s philosophy and recruit mainly within a five-hour radius. Schools such as South Florida rarely have to leave the state. That helps explain why the Bulls’ $468,813 men’s recruiting budget – still a major increase from its $219,000 budget in 1997 – is the only one of the 65 BCS schools that’s less than $500,000.

  79. Garret September 22, 2008 9:54 am


    Great to hear how the Beast is doing! I hope that Weber State beats Utah today…that would be great for Weber State, knock Utah out of the BCS race, and make UH’s game with Weber State look a lot better.

  80. d1島: September 22, 2008 10:02 am

    OK, well the pressure is off then. I no need read so fast today. haha


    Yep. It’s finally game week for those Wildcats, too. I’ve found that their SID has his own blog going and there is some other sources (you’d think our son would be a good one but all we get is , “Everything’s alright.”)Then there’s this guy…he is a little off-beat but this blogger seems to have the most up-to-date stuff on Linfield football. click on my name but be prepared!

  81. Mike Wedge September 22, 2008 10:04 am


    54-10 Hawai’i with Graunke going for 90% completion and Solomon Elimimian takes SJSU’s qb out for the season during their first drive.

    hehehe, crazy, I know but yeah.

  82. d1島: September 22, 2008 10:04 am

    So I feel good about today’s practice-sort of! 😕

  83. d1島: September 22, 2008 10:07 am

    “triple treatment”?

  84. Jason September 22, 2008 10:22 am

    SteveM: I think that plug-in is installed by the admin of the blog, not the user. Besides, I think it’s already set up like that here — I get that same copyright notice/plug-in link when I’m on my iPod touch (like right now).

    al: Not personally! But he’s been the 49ers offensive line coach for a few years already.

  85. Jason September 22, 2008 10:31 am

    And there’s nothing wrong with me listening to the Beatles. I listen to all kinds of music. 🙂

  86. Da Punchbowl Kid September 22, 2008 10:35 am

    Dangling particples. Not hard to do.

    I’m still feelin’ that bug too. I clicked on your name. Thanks for the warning. Red Neck. Red face. Red nipples??!! Ugh. I like the cigarrette behind the dude’s ear. 😆

  87. Da Punchbowl Kid September 22, 2008 10:37 am

    The Beatles are the originals. The Masters. Ask any old guy, like say, Papa al. 😉

  88. SteveM September 22, 2008 10:42 am

    September 22nd, 2008 at 10:22 am

    SteveM: I think that plug-in is installed by the admin of the blog, not the user. Besides, I think it’s already set up like that here — I get that same copyright notice/plug-in link when I’m on my iPod touch (like right now).

    You are correct Jason — thanks. when I see “plug-in” I always think client side. Anyway, nice that the HA blog and techs are implementing the plug-in.

    Back to work for me–kinda rushed today.

  89. Da Punchbowl Kid September 22, 2008 10:43 am

    Great news about the WildSnowBeast herr Bulla. Yah, tell ’em all we said to beat Utah.

    Ok. Took the cold meds. Gotta lie down soon. Everything is gettin kind of
    “Koyaanisqatsi-ish”. Thank you for such a useful term, D1.

    Strawberry Fields Forever…

  90. Kazz September 22, 2008 10:44 am


    September 22nd, 2008 at 10:07 am
    “triple treatment”

    If You
    If You
    Wanna Know
    Wanna Know
    The real deal about the thumb
    Well let me tell you
    about triple treatment ya’ll
    We’re gonna bring you up to speed

    Cause I’m a specializer, pain reviser
    Ain’t selling out to Spartan-izers
    What you get is what you see
    And you won’t see me out there procrastinating
    See I like to pass it not tuck with it
    ‘Cause I’m looking to throw to throw to somebody
    Known for my spiel like wheelie one wheel
    ‘Cause this is like having a delicious meal

    Hyping the crowd, well that’s a must
    I got some moves that apply to us and that’s
    Mesmerizing, tantalizing
    Captivating, we’re devastating

    If You
    If You
    Wanna Know
    Wanna Know
    The real deal about the thumb
    Well let me tell you
    It’s triple treatment ya’ll
    We’re gonna bring you up to speed

    Here’s one for the bleachers and the upper tier
    Versatile like All-Temp-A-Cheer
    If you wanna drink call Mr. Belvedere
    Run this game like a brigadier
    I got down on the one, seven and eleven
    Runs on the five and thirteen
    Rhymes on time and that’s the given
    We’re hot on the football scene check it a check it
    Slow down with I-formation, got to stop runnin’
    The source of the problem is at the origin
    They’ve got the defense that have got me cringin’

    If You
    If You
    Wanna Know
    Wanna Know
    The real deal about the thumb
    Well let me tell you
    abot triple treatment ya’ll
    We’re gonna bring you up to speed

  91. koakane iphone September 22, 2008 10:45 am

    SteveM got same message from apple yesterday.

  92. Da Punchbowl Kid September 22, 2008 10:46 am

    Like, wow man.

  93. koakane iphone September 22, 2008 10:48 am

    oops thinking of something else my bad

  94. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 10:49 am


    The wild and roaming Warrior Poet.

    Anybody at practice this morning? What’s the word on Graunkes throwing?

  95. d1島: September 22, 2008 10:52 am

    OK, fess up.
    Who snuck the extra shot into Kazz’ venti latte? 😆

  96. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 10:53 am

    O.K. Tsai-Meister,

    Just saw your new post on top, thanks. That worries me a little (well, a lot), hope he’s at full capacity for the game.

    Is it legal to get something like a cortizone shot before the game?

  97. da princess' classmate September 22, 2008 10:54 am

    sorry to say but imho graunke ain’t gonna be ready by saturday nite. triple treatment can’t heal as well as time. but i ain’t a doctor so we’ll see. need to lean heavily on the d in this one. good to see rocky back. my hope is blaze is back by 10/4 against fresno. da guys at sports medicine hawaii said they’d be shocked to see him back by SJSU but you can’t count out his heart.

    anyone know what time da bama/uga is dis weekend. really looking forward to that, hopefully can catch dat one even if it has to be in the stadium. wanna see what knowshon can do against saban’s 3-4, and their 365 lb tank in da middle.

  98. da princess' classmate September 22, 2008 10:59 am

    w/ that said i’m still a homer so…….

    UH 23-SJSU16

  99. Stretch September 22, 2008 11:02 am

    Thanks ST for the update on Graunke.

  100. Kazz September 22, 2008 11:02 am

    When Colt rolled his ankle last season, he shot it up with something just so he could play that UNLV game the next day, and he looked fine, but of course we all know how that turned out for him the next game and so forth…

    It’s like the same situation here but a little different. There is no run at the BCS this season, but there is a WAC title to defend. Some people think this season is strictly a rebuilding one, but as ST mentioned in a previous blog, the future is now especially with 33 seniors.

    Judging by what the inury was and how it is today, I could see him playing this Saturday but in all honestly NOT the whole game and depending on how the game goes for Graunke physically, he could be questionable IN Fresno.

  101. (Jesse) James September 22, 2008 11:06 am

    Kazz…I like your points….

    I wonder how things will be in the yellow section this game??? Things could get interesting at that distance from the field….

  102. Kazz September 22, 2008 11:24 am


    Yup, athletes are the WORST at diagnosing themselves. That is where their heart and determination tell the brain (and doctors) to ****-off.

  103. Hoohiki September 22, 2008 11:25 am

    I digress…

    Congratulations to Kanani Herring for being chosen as WAC player of the week. One of many more to come in her career. I say she’ll get WAC Freshman of the Year if not Player of the Year. If we make it to the final 4, she will at least get National Freshman of the Year.

  104. lab rat September 22, 2008 11:36 am

    Welcome back Farmer and Libre. You were missed.

    Take care Leon. I know that you have been the victim of a few cheap shots. Get well brother the team needs you.

    Jason you out there??

  105. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 11:43 am


    If Graunke is not 100%, I’d rather sit him out one more week to have him at full strength for the rest of the season, count heavily on the defense and play musical chairs with the other three QB’s, to see who will seize the day.

  106. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 11:47 am

    Bummer, I didn’t know Kanani Herring was injured. She’s going to be something else for us over the next few years.

  107. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 11:50 am

    I hope the run of bad luck injuries everywhere comes to an end.

  108. lab rat September 22, 2008 11:52 am

    Hey what happened to Kanani???

    Get well Tehane. They need you.

    Tough break for Bryce. Take care brother.

  109. midori7 September 22, 2008 11:53 am

    Nice pics – GO ROCKY! until started scrolling down…crutches & braces, yikes!

    Speedy recovery to all the injured UH athletes!

    When did Herring get hurt? In practice?

  110. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 11:55 am

    Whoops. Wasn’t Tehane. Leila corrected me. But that is Herring. I saw the label on her backpack.

  111. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 11:56 am

    Hey, who sneaked in a picture of his son?

  112. SteveM September 22, 2008 11:58 am

    ST — when and where was the photo of Devon taken?

  113. lab rat September 22, 2008 11:59 am

    Hey Tsai-Master tricked me but I thought she did look different. Taryn takes a real pounding but she keeps getting back up. She is a warrior.

  114. chawan_cut September 22, 2008 12:05 pm

    how could you read the name tag on her backpack? its all blurry. ok, nvm, i’ll go back to sitting here at the terminal waiting for my flight.
    what did we all do before the internet?

  115. Hugh September 22, 2008 12:13 pm

    For $100,000 per month, we are not getting good value for our money. Mac is seriously overpaid and UH is properly overrated.

  116. lab rat September 22, 2008 12:20 pm

    UH 27 – SJS 9

  117. Kazz September 22, 2008 12:20 pm


    JJ went insane on Nevada last season and threw all kinds of stuff at him in the beginning before sticking with Graunke for 80% of the game.

    I remember tossing out 5-wide at Nevada, then throwing Colt in for a few snaps, and then Funaki on some option runs, and then Graunke all the way through.

    With someone so tuned in to our program like Tomey, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mack and Co. throw all kinds of stuff at them.

  118. da princess' classmate September 22, 2008 12:21 pm

    thanx hugh— but imho this is the game that tells us whether or not they’re gonna do something significant this year. i’ll save judgment til after this game. most realists (if we were thinking with our heads not our hearts) thought we were gonna be 1-2 after the first 1/4 of games. of course, we didn’t think we’d struggle against Weber or get destroyed against OSU, but nonetheless we’re still 1-2. let’s wait before making rash opinions. 🙂

  119. Kazz September 22, 2008 12:23 pm

    Lab Rat,

    I was watching that game against Montana (I think?) and Fukuroku was getting some mean hits and just kept coming… talk about a linebacker mentality…


  120. lab rat September 22, 2008 12:25 pm

    I did not like when Hugh was AD. I did not like his choice of coach before JJ arrived.

  121. Kazz September 22, 2008 12:26 pm


    Better with peanut butter and jelly in between two of them…

    Try em!

  122. Kazz September 22, 2008 12:27 pm

    lab rat:

    September 22nd, 2008 at 12:25 pm
    I did not like when Hugh was AD. I did not like his choice of coach before JJ arrived.

    😆 Yes, during those times that coach was overpaid. :mrgreen:

  123. lab rat September 22, 2008 12:31 pm

    Kazz yes that Montana game really showed her heart.

    I did not want to say that about Hugh but it was what I was thinking.

  124. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 12:33 pm

    I saw Herring sitting down.
    Mouton and Ryan Henry were talking to her.
    I wasn’t sure who she was, but she looked important (hey, tunnel vision, I only focus on one sport at a time).
    So I went behind her, and the name tag said Herring.
    Then a coach confirmed it was her.

  125. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 12:34 pm

    I guess waffles are now finger food.
    But, hey, when I’m home — alone — I eat spaghetti with my fingers.

  126. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 12:35 pm

    The photo was taken Saturday night on my in-law’s driveway.

  127. mclovin September 22, 2008 12:38 pm


    33000 is actually pretty good attendance at Stanford Stadium (50,000 capacity). Remember Stanford is in a rebuilding year.

    I remember when the old stanford stadium had capacity of 90,000.

  128. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 12:43 pm


    The crazy plays are fine and dandy, but in the end it’s mano a mano in the trenches and execution. Over the course of a game, that’s what brings the win. Right now the Warriors need to execute what they know with precision and the rest will follow.

    The fork in the road is in front of us, which one will the Warriors take?

  129. lab rat September 22, 2008 12:45 pm

    What??? I can’t believe it. ST saw Herring in crutches, was there and did not ask her what happened?????

  130. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 12:46 pm

    Davon looks like a pro, I hope he didn’t burn himself.

    The rest of the pictures look like a Hospital ward, yikes.

  131. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 12:48 pm

    What’s wrong with ST?!?
    That’s it. He can’t cover women’s volleyball anymore.

  132. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 12:49 pm

    Actually, there’s a good reason I didn’t get to talk to her.

  133. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 12:49 pm

    … it was because I ran into Mario Cox.

  134. lab rat September 22, 2008 12:52 pm

    How is Mario??

  135. Stretch September 22, 2008 12:54 pm

    ST – so where you gonna watch the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets play this afternoon??

  136. d1島: September 22, 2008 12:58 pm

    The photo was taken Saturday night on my in-law’s driveway.

    Ah, what better way to impress the in-laws than to have your progeny do a war dance with fire in their driveway?

  137. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 1:03 pm

    Mario is actually in shape.
    And he’s enrolled in school.
    He’s doing very well.

  138. d1島: September 22, 2008 1:05 pm

    Well I’m sure merv and Buckhead Bulldog are “out of sorts” today with the announcement that Larry Munson is retiring “effective immediately”

    After 43 years as the lead voice on Georgia’s radio network, play-by-play announcer Larry Munson announced Monday that he has retired, effective immediately.

    The 85-year-old Munson called No. 3 Georgia’s first two home games this season but said he will not be in the booth Saturday when the Bulldogs take on No. 8 Alabama

  139. Hoohiki September 22, 2008 1:11 pm

    You have’nt answered our questions about Herring’s injury…Inquiring minds want to know.

  140. Hoohiki September 22, 2008 1:15 pm

    Got my answer, thanks..
    On breaking news, Herring was on crutches because she apparently tweaked her ankle in practice this mornining. According to Shoji, she will be practicing tomorrow and making the road trip.

  141. Jason September 22, 2008 1:18 pm

    Yeah, what’s up with Herring? C’mon, put your volleyball reporting cap on …

  142. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 1:18 pm

    Good news, Hoohiki.

  143. lab rat September 22, 2008 1:19 pm

    Nice to hear that Mario is doing okay.

    Wheww I can hear that sound across Hawaii. Herring’s photo made the injury look serious. Good to know that she will be just fine.

  144. Jason September 22, 2008 1:19 pm

    Thank you for the update. Dang, I’m slow with this one-finger typing. 😛

  145. Hoohiki September 22, 2008 1:20 pm

    Just to add more details…on Herring.
    According to Shoji, the injury status is unknown at this point, but she will be making the road and will probably practice tomorrow. (I don’t know how he can say what she can or can’t do because her prognosis is unknown…Hmmm)

  146. FloridaTed September 22, 2008 1:21 pm

    Good to hear that Mario is taking care of school. I’m glad he didn’t quit.

  147. lab rat September 22, 2008 1:22 pm

    Hey Jason I got a question.

  148. Garret September 22, 2008 1:23 pm

    Washington State’s starting QB suffered a career-ending neck injury in their last game. They will now be starting a freshman at QB, the former #3 QB who did not get many practice reps. Amazing that the freshman threw for TDs in his first 2 passes on Saturday.

    Gary Rogers, the Washington State quarterback taken from Saturday’s game in an ambulance, was discharged from a Pullman hospital Sunday and will begin recovery from a small fracture of the C-7 vertebra.

    Rogers, a fifth-year senior, faces a three- to four-month recovery, so his college-football career appears done.

    Now it could fall to the 6-3, 195-pound Lobbestael, who led Oak Harbor to the 2006 state 4A title, to lead the Cougars. He threw for touchdowns on his first two pass attempts Saturday.

    Asked what Lobbestael’s strengths are, Wulff said, “We’re still finding that out. He got so few reps in the spring; Gary and Kevin got most of them, and the same thing in the fall. But you can tell he’s got a little moxie.”

    Behind Lobbestael, the quarterbacks are walk-on Dan Wagner, a redshirt freshman from Portland, and J.T. Levenseller, a true freshman who enrolled in January.

  149. Garret September 22, 2008 1:25 pm

    This blogger approved of Derek Jeter’s date to the Yankee Stadium celebration yesterday.

    How does he do it? It is as if the man has done his homework on the women we’re fans of, and made it his objective to date them. Alba, Biel, FNL’s Minka Kelly … nicely done, Jeter.

  150. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 1:34 pm

    I think Herring has some sort of an ankle injury.
    She needed help putting on her right shoe.
    And somebody had to come pick her up by car. Or as one player noted: We have curb-side service here.

  151. Garret September 22, 2008 1:37 pm

    I hope that Herring is okay soon!

  152. Koauka September 22, 2008 1:43 pm

    Lower Manoa Valet Service?? Glad Mario is fine and well.

  153. (Jesse) James September 22, 2008 1:44 pm

    Somebody bringing ‘finger foods’ to the yellow section Saturday??? LMAO

  154. Stretch September 22, 2008 1:45 pm

    JJ – doesn’t the A-House family have boiled peanuts???

  155. Koauka September 22, 2008 1:46 pm


    Wasnt that thank you speach by Derek Jeter classic. Derek is a class act for sure.

  156. SteveM September 22, 2008 1:50 pm

    ST — impressive picture of Devon! He constantly surprises me.

  157. Kazz September 22, 2008 1:54 pm

    Did ST, say that the pic of Devon is in the driveway?

    If so, that is one helluva theft deterant!!!

  158. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 1:54 pm

    Isn’t it hard to get up in the yellow section?

  159. lab rat September 22, 2008 1:56 pm

    Parents should not allow their kids to play with fire. That is how houses burn down.

  160. d1島: September 22, 2008 1:58 pm

    …and it’s not really worth it since there aren’t those hand-rolled delicacies up there anymore.

  161. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 1:58 pm

    I like Shoji’s coach-speak about Kanani’s injury.

    Not making fun of Graunke but he looks like one of those movie characters that just got infected by an alien virus.

  162. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 1:59 pm

    Doesn’t XLiz sit in the yellow section? Who sits next to her?

  163. lab rat September 22, 2008 2:00 pm

    I think Graunke goes to my barber.

  164. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 2:06 pm

    Hey ST, your son is looking good!

  165. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 2:17 pm

    UH vs SJSU…fourth game of the season for the Warriors…countless hours in the weight room, on the practice field, in the film room…By now I’d think they’d be clicking on offense and playing up and up on defense…will this be the game?…

    Looking forward to the t-gate this Saturday.

    Kekoa – if you going bring oysters then I going bring something else.

  166. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 2:21 pm

    Slow day today. Did everyone go mountain hiking?

  167. Da Punchbowl Kid September 22, 2008 2:27 pm

    Graunke has “helmet hair” it looks like.

    Devon Tsai must be really popular on the barbecue party circuit.

  168. NEO September 22, 2008 2:28 pm

    Aloha everyone,

    Sorry I’ve been neglecting the WB for a while, been kinda busy, but I have been posting on Tsaikette Kelli’s page, talking about college, and whatnot… those were the days (only about 4 years ago) I’m looking forward to seeing what UH can/will do against WAC competition… I mean honestly folks, UH is exactly where the prognosticators expected us to be at this point in the season. We weren’t supposed to win at Florida, and we weren’t supposed to win @ Oregon State… (not to say I didn’t think we COULD have won at either place…) Now comes the part of the season that really matters, and I think we’ll be okay… Just gotta believe, and MAKE MEMORIES!!!

    NEO out…

  169. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 2:32 pm

    I see the Wahine VB team will have a tough road trip, 3 games in 5 days. The WAC test will be this Saturday in Las Cruces.


  170. Maverick September 22, 2008 2:44 pm

    Referring to Garret’s # 148 post

    Man, Wash. St must of really p*ssed somebody off recently.
    They have had nothing but bad Voodoo against them from Spring camp and on.

    .( sing it) ..Oh that Voodoo that you do….

    By the time they reach Honolulu, it could be an insignificant game. :<

  171. al September 22, 2008 2:46 pm

    so stretch….are a lot of folks switching over to go! airlines?

  172. al September 22, 2008 2:50 pm

    stretch is mr. johnson on your email list?

  173. d1島: September 22, 2008 2:53 pm

    Warning! Warning!

    If you don’t want to know the score because you are watching it later

    Don’t look here…




    Pik 6!

  174. BigWave96744 September 22, 2008 2:56 pm

    Happy 22nd Birthday to “the Farm Dog”, David Farmer.
    BTW, I didn’t realize it til now but RGM was born on Sept 12th and Davone on Sept 13th.. Just something for your next trivial pursuit game..

  175. Da Punchbowl Kid September 22, 2008 3:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Farmer!

  176. d1島: September 22, 2008 3:00 pm


    Dwight Lowery has moved on from SJSU

    and now he’s doing it for the J-E-T-S.

  177. d1島: September 22, 2008 3:04 pm

    Happy Birthday David Farmer.
    Hopefully you end up with something more than a folded up waffle with which to celebrate. (no dangling participle here)

  178. Maverick September 22, 2008 3:08 pm

    Visiting Lake Tahoe over the winter, I saw a guy with a hot dog stand right at the base of the ski lift.
    Putting the steaming weiners inside a waffle cone. Selling it for $9.00 each.
    Was killing it everyday.
    My point.
    Something a miss with a dog in a waffle cone. Any hard core East coaster would of slapped him silly.

  179. Kazz September 22, 2008 3:09 pm


    Can’t wait to have you back in the backfield!

  180. d1島: September 22, 2008 3:11 pm

    Do most NFL/College teams line up 15 yds off the ball on KOR?

  181. midori7 September 22, 2008 3:12 pm

    Happy Birthday David!

    d1: I dunno, his waffle/pancake looks pretty good…

  182. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 3:13 pm

    d1 – I didn’t know they played in Korea.

  183. d1島: September 22, 2008 3:15 pm


    I wouldn’t expect you to know…you only watching the Yellow sections with your binoculars during the kick-offs! 🙄

  184. d1島: September 22, 2008 3:17 pm

    All pancakes look good to you!

  185. A-House September 22, 2008 3:19 pm

    Way off topic, but wouldn’t it be nice, someday, if all the Olympic medals won by former UH athletes at the 2008 games end up in a showcase within the athlectic complex.

    Talk about something to see – maybe even charge $1 per person – A-House ohana would go – it would be our one and only chance to see a real Olympic medal.

  186. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 3:20 pm

    d1 – What for need watch the yellow? Get plenty action in the blue section.

  187. Kazz September 22, 2008 3:25 pm


    First of all… congrats on the new edition to the A-House Ohana 😉 … Just another addition to the already impressive collection you folks got!

    And I too would like to see a nice BIG display case of ALL the championships UH-related somewhere visible to the public. The trophy case in the SSC next to Gate A is fine, but most of those things are from way back when and it seems empty.

    Imagine how visibly appealing it would be to have all the football, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball trophies (including football bowl games and WAC titles) all on display for the people to see when they enter the SSC. It’s a nice reminder to the visiting fans as well! 😈

  188. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 3:27 pm

    A-House – Hmmmm, how many former UH athletes won Olympic medals? If I won an Olympic medal I wouldn’t keep it at UH. But that’s just me.

    Let’s see, Bown, Willoughby, Ah-Mow Santos, Stanley, Kai…okay, that’s all I can think of. Was there any international players that won medals and attended UH at some time or another.

  189. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 3:27 pm

    A-House – Does HF count?

  190. tommui September 22, 2008 3:27 pm

    Just got a call from Wassup – the UH has filed a Motion to Dismiss the Objection to the Ching/Cooke field turf contract filed by Ching on the basis that he filed it too late. That Motion will be heard on Thursday and if the Motion is not granted, the hearing will be on Friday. By law, objections have to be filed timely and it would appear that the objection was filed late.

    I understand some of our more outspoken Tsaikos have been e-mailing the Hearings Officer or the Department – DON’T DO IT. It is totally improper and all it can do is cause the Hearings Officer or the Department to get all huhu.

  191. d1島: September 22, 2008 3:27 pm

    😳 Now I’m feeling a little self-conscious 😕

  192. d1島: September 22, 2008 3:32 pm

    That’s why I was wondering about the way they line-up, here, in SD or in Korea

  193. da princess' classmate September 22, 2008 3:34 pm

    how does mouton compare to dwight lowery?

  194. d1島: September 22, 2008 3:37 pm

    Lowery plays on Sundays and Mondays?

  195. da princess' classmate September 22, 2008 3:38 pm

    uhh thanx d1, ….

  196. da princess' classmate September 22, 2008 3:42 pm

    go bolts– let da ed hochuli karma carry you on to a looong winning streak from this point forward 🙂

  197. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 3:45 pm

    Dwight Lowery – 5’11”, 201 lbs, 4.62 sec. 40 yard time, 16 reps @ 225#’s, 33.5″ vertical…NFL combine.

  198. (Jesse) James September 22, 2008 3:54 pm

    homey…that’s cold man??

    Stretch – Boiled nuts in the yellow section?

    d1 – What? No more hand rolls up in the yellow section any more??

    d1 – I thought Steve M scanned the yellow section??

  199. homey ⑤ September 22, 2008 3:54 pm

    Brok da blog.

  200. d1島: September 22, 2008 3:55 pm

    Well maybe Mouton would have a little trouble covering Gates, too.

  201. Kazz September 22, 2008 3:58 pm

    SAN JOSE STATE: The Looming Threat

    Excerpts from “Coach Ken” from Sports Hawaii:

    The Spartans are an interesting team with their share of PAC 10 transfers who can play football! This is a team that has consistently improved since its first game with UC Davis. This game will be a battle, period!

    Anyone who thinks this will be an easy game, needs to by mentally evaluated. This is a very good football team, period.

    The twelfth man for San Jose? Dick Tomey. He gets more out of players than any coach I have ever seen. He plays lots of kids because he knows the more kids you get into a game the more team passion and power you create. He is also willing to take chances and he will!

    The twelfth man for Hawaii? All of us. If we start to boo our team or abandon them early, you are no Warrior, just a fair weather fan.

    Never stop believing, play in the zone and we walk away with a close victory. Do the five things above and we win by two touchdowns. Don’t do them and it will be one of the longest nights ever in Aloha Stadium.


  202. Jason September 22, 2008 4:20 pm

    lab rat: Then you should ask it. Or e-mail me, jnagaoka (at)

    I saw CoachKen’s post. He always has good stuff, and he’s a nice guy.

  203. WarriorX808 September 22, 2008 4:47 pm

    Jesse Sapoulu was here on Maui a few weeks ago, coaching his highschool football team Edison High against, my former HS Lahainaluna in a pre-season game.

  204. BG (long post) September 22, 2008 5:03 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko friends!

    I really liked Duffer’s post yesterday about going to the UNLV game next year. He sharpened the focus and helped eliminate some of the confusion. I agree that what we need to do right now is decide “Would I like to go or not?”. Not “Am I going?”. We just need an indication for planning purposes. The game is way too far in the future to ask for definite confirmations.

    Duffer was right there as I spoke to Tom about the game next year. I was spouting off about wanting to have our own jet charter to the game…and doing the ha’a…and flash cards. I’m a firm believer in dreaming big, sharpening the focus, and then making it happen. And I’m not alone. I’ve met so many Tsaiko’s who dream big and make it happen.

    Since the Weber game, my thinking has evolved to:

    1. Personally, I would like to stay away from asking Rich or LV to procure tickets. Based on this past year, the Sugar Bowl, T-gates, etc., I would think that we’re going to need 2-300 tix for Tsaikos, friends, relatives, and lurkers. That’s a lot to ask a person to front on his credit card. Last year, Rick took the time to fly to Vegas, go to the ticket office, and purchase the tix. He then had to mail a lot of them out to folks…and then process checks and thank-you’s. That was an INCREDIBLE amount of work! I wouldn’t want to reward him by asking him to do 2-3 times the work this year. He needs to spend his time taking care of Margo.

    2. I would be a huge advocate for staying at the same hotel and having events together. Some folks will have reasons for staying elsewhere, and that’s fine. And some people will be going to the Wazzu game the previous week. But, past experience tells us that there’s no bigger or better place to be than where Tsaiko’s congregate…so let’s make that our destination.

    3. By leveraging our collective group, we can do things we couldn’t dream of doing other-wise. Remember that we got BrianK his iTouch, bracelets for the softball team, JUG machines fixed for the Warriors, assistance for Rainbow Cliff, and more. There’s no reason that we can’t get the best deal(s) possible if we stick together. If we have the best bang for the buck, who wouldn’t want to be on our plane to Vegas? It would be an opportunity to invite the other boards to join us. Can you imagine a 5 hr flight with sports fans?!! We can practice the Ha’a. Or learn cheers. How about the Tsaiko All-Star Band doing some entertaining? Auntie, Uncle, and grandma/grandpa would go Tsaikotic!

    4. All of the above are reasons we should work through the Boyd Group. They give us a one point contact with the clout to make things happen. I can’t emphasize how important that is. Any changes (they’ll be many) and we just pick up the phone and talk to one person. They’ve already said that they’ll offer a game package (tailgate, trans, tix), hotel package, and air package. People can pick one, two, or all three. The more people we bring in under the Tsaiko banner, the more perks we’ll have…everyone understands that.

    5. One thing I would ask the Boyd Group. Please make our charter with Hawaiian and not Omni or anyone else.

  205. BG (long post) September 22, 2008 5:07 pm

    Actually, not really concerned about the charter to LV right now. Things will sort themselves out.

  206. LizKauai [Believer] September 22, 2008 5:15 pm

    “(Side note: we did see Colt Brennan and Matt Leinart watching the Cowboys-Packers game at Mr. Smith’s in Georgetown last night.)”


    Devon “Fireman” Tsai! WooHOO!!!

  207. LizKauai [Believer] September 22, 2008 5:18 pm

    Happy birthday (tomorrow) to Ryan Mouton!

  208. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 5:34 pm

    I didn’t know that the zoo had a hippo.
    OK, question: Has the zoo ever had a rhino?

  209. SteveM September 22, 2008 5:40 pm

    Gee, just got home to my email and the late afternoon blog–you guys are making me nervous. Yes… I sit in yellow section opposite the TV cameras with Liz…and Peaches, and JaM, and Brie, and soon Mei Ling. 🙂

    But this week, section JJ yellow real estate gets more interesting with Mr. & Mrs. Long Time UH Fan substituting for me!

    BTW, Long Time figures (correctly and perceptively) that I need a goooood lunch this week. Camellia, of course… Wednesday 11:30 AM. Please join us!

  210. Kazz September 22, 2008 5:44 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    September 22nd, 2008 at 5:34 pm
    I didn’t know that the zoo had a hippo.
    OK, question: Has the zoo ever had a rhino?

    Yeah last I remember there is ONE rhino. It shares the same space as the ONE ostrich. Last I remember there is no fence between their paddock and the public viewing area, but there is a ditch…

  211. Kazz September 22, 2008 5:49 pm

    The Honolulu Zoo needs bigger bears. Those tiny sun bears are just not as exciting.

  212. Stephen Tsai September 22, 2008 6:00 pm

    Well, I did see The Bear today.
    AhSoon is on crutches.

  213. Kazz September 22, 2008 6:06 pm


    You should see the bears at the Zoo, AhSoon could easily pancake one of those into submission.

  214. Jack Flash September 22, 2008 6:14 pm

    BG- I like the way you think. Going through the Boyd group makes tons of sense strategically. Let them take care of all the details so we can just go party and have fun! I don’t like thinking much when I go to Vegas, other than figuring bet odds on the craps tables!

  215. al September 22, 2008 6:26 pm

    ltuh… stomach will think of you guys on wednesday.

  216. InLV September 22, 2008 6:44 pm

    RE: Next year UH @ UNLV

    Tickets to the Boyd Tailgate which includes food, drink, game ticket, transfer to game and back are going to be $95 each. Game tickets most likely in the end zone. The $95 is on top of the cost of the regular package which includes airfare, hotel, baggage handling, 3 meals a day and airport transfers. If you go through Boyd Gaming/Vacations Hawaii the flight will be on OMNI. The flight schedules are already set. VH may do something with Hawaiian but expect to pay 250-300 more pp based on double occupancy. Theres a dude on this board that works for BG. He might know more.

  217. Kelli September 22, 2008 7:02 pm

    OMG! That’s a lot of “broken” people. I hope they get better soon. I guess some people get hurt from sports and then there’s me who falls down the stairs instead.

  218. lava September 22, 2008 7:22 pm

    Great to hear about Mario.

  219. koakane™ September 22, 2008 7:38 pm

    evening tsai-ko’s just a reminder of the up and coming tgate events.

    We have been planning the away UH games and coordinating places to enjoy the tgates, view the games and still be one beeeeg happy family. This is what has been confirmed so far.

    October 4 Saturday @ 4pm UH vs Fresno State. Murphy’s is the site. There will be seating for 35. Fuud will be ala carte from the menu. If you planning to come please sign up. There might be a buffet but not definite yet. Murphy can accommodate an overflow but probably will be seating away from the main group. So let me know ASAP.

    November 1 Saturday @ 9am UH vs Utah State. We are working it out and more info will be forth coming.

    November 8 Saturday @ 11 UH vs New Mexico State. This will be at Bay View Golf Course restaurant. Currently working with the manager on a buffet deal but only a ala carte menu so far. There will be pictures of the place and a menu to be posted latter.

    We wanted to spread the action to various parts of Oahu so it will be fair to everyone. Mahalo for helping goes out to jerry, kekoa, james, Rob25, midori and steveM for their input. Much more updated info will be coming out as these game get closer.

    If your wondering about why there is no mention of the Boise State game on October 17 its because the game is on a friday at 2 in the afternoon. We felt it would be to hard to reserve a place because not sure who could get there before the game started.


  220. lab rat September 22, 2008 7:42 pm

    Jason I wanted to ask you about your Itouch. does it work with WPA? I read somewhere that some people were having problems with it. I got one coming.

  221. tommui September 22, 2008 7:47 pm

    Camellia McCully?

  222. Long Time UH Fan September 22, 2008 7:55 pm


    Yes, Tom, it’s Camellia McCully…

  223. Stretch September 22, 2008 8:00 pm

    Monday Night Football

    I worry about those “JEST” fans, they don’t know how to spell.

  224. koakane™ September 22, 2008 8:14 pm

    ditto to BG comments on the 09 UH/LV game. kinda sums up what many of us may be thinking plus I foa da leverage and the Hawaiian part.

    howzit gangeeeeeee, suuup tonight

  225. Koauka September 22, 2008 8:24 pm

    Stretch – too many beers and its “Go Jest.”

  226. BG September 22, 2008 8:31 pm


    Thanks for your input at #217. My observation is that last year was last year and this year is a new ball game with the beating that Downtown has taken to date and will most likely continue through next year. BTW folks, when InLV refers to “BG”, he’s talking about the Boyd Group and not me.

    Anyhow, I’m confident that the Tsaikos will convey the message that we need attractive packages (most people have normal paying jobs here) else we’ll do it ourselves. I do recall that the Boyd folks at our last T-gate said that we could have our own tailgate or join the one that’s regularly planned. As for the jet charter, I think some folks are working on that already. Shows that we believe in the 6 P’s as well as the 6 F’s. 😀

  227. BG September 22, 2008 8:34 pm

    6 P’s = Precision Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

  228. BG September 22, 2008 8:37 pm


    Went to Schofield yesterday and was junk…no mo what you wanted but plenty other colors (Farrington, Texas orange, etc). Tomorrow, I’m going to stop by Hickam. I’ll call you.

  229. BG September 22, 2008 8:39 pm


    DVD on the way!

  230. Garret September 22, 2008 8:39 pm

    Remember how last year I (and so many other Warrior fans) were focused on the computers that are used in the BCS rankings? Well, they sure have some interesting computer rankings now. Some highlights:

    Massey computer rankings:
    1. USC (fine)
    2. Boise State (!!!)
    32. Oklahoma (!)
    39. Duke (look who they are ahead of!)
    40. Florida (what?)

    Colley computer rankings:
    14. USC
    23. Texas
    25. Oklahoma

  231. InLV September 22, 2008 8:53 pm

    Remember that last year fans had the option of booking through ATA and Aloha Airlines. Hawaiian is currently the only airline that provides non stop service. Vacations-Hawaii/OMNI goes nonstop but they only provide charter service. I would suggest booking the air or package early whatever route you take, the price will only go up. Also, OMNI planes are 757-200’s not the large DC-10’s they used last year for the week of the UNLV game. There will not be as many seats to purchase and many of the seats are blocked already for high rollers that live in Hawaii.

  232. BG September 22, 2008 8:53 pm

    OK…time to pay bills


  233. Jason September 22, 2008 9:08 pm

    lab rat: IDK, mine is with WEP. I had trouble getting it to work at first, but it clicked eventually. It can be a pain to setup, but I don’t remember how I did it. Sorry, I’m not much of an expert when it comes to Wi-Fi, considering I got it only a couple months ago, and I haven’t had to deal with it since the initial setup.

    koakane: Count me in for Murphy’s, but not for the NMSU game. I will be at McKinley High School that day for a math meet, then I’ll probably run to some place nearby after I’m pau. Literally run, cause of the 11 AM kickoff. 😛

  234. TChahng [태한민국] September 22, 2008 9:11 pm


    Tanks ah!


    49 – 35

    First TD – Pilares run.

  235. Esme September 22, 2008 9:11 pm


  236. SteveM September 22, 2008 9:17 pm

    InLV — do you reside in Hawaii? If not, please tell us your city.

    Also, where did you get the info on the $95 ticket-tailgate-transfer package?

  237. Garret September 22, 2008 9:20 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next batch of posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff. Since I don’t know when I’ll get to post much more after this, I might post more than 5 free play links…

    Has a 12-year-old come up with the key for widespread use of solar energy?

  238. Garret September 22, 2008 9:20 pm

    Looks like men should not use headsets with their cell phones in their pockets…not if they are planning to have kids anyway.

  239. Garret September 22, 2008 9:20 pm

    China is REALLY ramping up its space program! They are about to do a space walk in preparation for the building of their space station.

  240. lab rat September 22, 2008 9:21 pm

    Thanks Jason I think it will work with my WIFI router.

  241. Garret September 22, 2008 9:22 pm

    Apple recalled the 3G iPhone charger.

  242. Garret September 22, 2008 9:22 pm

    We’re about to see lots of ads and new product offerings for tissues–who knew that was a $1 bil business? Kleenex is coming out with a 3-ply tissue!

  243. Garret September 22, 2008 9:22 pm

    Free play links pau.

  244. Ralph September 22, 2008 9:25 pm

    UH 21-17

  245. InLV September 22, 2008 9:33 pm

    I reside in LV but Im in Honolulu. A relative is a so called “high roller” He passed along the info. Supposedly those “special” Boyd guests were given this information over the weekend. He was told that Boyd Gaming “would try” to secure sideline seats for their customers but UNLV’s visiting team allotment is traditionally in the endzone.

  246. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 22, 2008 9:36 pm

    Aloha Kakou:

    Small correction to Tom Mui’s post 190. The Motion to Dismiss hearing has already been held and the decision will be out Thursday morning. If found in favor of UH, then the contract to RMY/Sports Turf Hawaii starts right then. If found in favor of Ching’s Nursery, then the actual appeal hearing will be held on Friday at 9 am. UH’s arguments in the Motion Dismiss is very strong – based upon the failure to file the initial challenge in a timely fashion.

    KOAKANE: In case you didn’t see it before, please count DrDoc and me at Murphy’s on October 4.

    T-GATE RECYCLING: Once again, we’ll provide recycling services at the T-Gate which includes taking your contributions from home as well. We’ll be donating the proceeds in the name of Tsaikos to Dole Middle School’s cross-country program under the supervision of Coach Alan Inaba to purchase shoes, uniforms, and event day meals. Nearly 80% of the students are in the free or reduced-cost lunch program plus the median five-person family income in the area is under $30,000 whereas at Kawananoka Middle School, about three miles closer to town, it’s well over $50,000 – so proper athletic shoes & uniforms are not a high priority for many parents.

    I received the following e-mail from Coach Alan: Just wanted to say thank you again for all that you and your group have provided for us. Receiving the $25 check from the recyclables at the last U.H. game was a welcome surprise. Now hearing that you will be doing the same at all the home games is an even bigger surprise.

    T-GATE STUFF: We’ll bring one pop-up tent, a 10 x 10 ft. tarp, two folding tables & a table-in-a-box, four chairs, a microwave w/power strip and extension cord, a recycling bin, and several exceedingly large garbage sacks. We plan to set up around 11 am and then will be leaving and coming back around 3:30 or so to socialize for a bit and then help with clean-up.

    OFF-SPORTS-TOPIC: All Tsaikos are invited to celebrate the transfer of the ownership of the Falls of Clyde from the Bishop Museum to the Friends of Falls of Clyde at a signing ceremony/press conference on Monday, September 29, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm at Gordon Biersch’s Restaurant at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.

    There’ll be plenty pupu plus a no-host bar and entertainment as well as an opportunity to help kick off the Million Quarter Drive celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first fundraiser led by the late Bob Kraus to bring the Falls of Clyde back to Hawaii after being gone for over 35 years – it left here in 1921.

    I am sure the Tsaikos who were in school here in Hawai`i between 1958 and 1963 will remember the Million Penny Drive which helped underwrite the ship’s return.

    Alas, inflation has taken its toll so now we’re raising a Million Quarters this time around.

    If you want to watch Monday football in the bar afterwards, please stay.

  247. SteveM September 22, 2008 9:39 pm

    Jason and lab rat — your iTouch supports WPA and WPA2 as indicated in the following Apple doc:

    My base station at home is set for WPA now and my iTouch connected with the password. I had used WEP since 2001 but the latest recommendations is to migrate to WPA at minimum.

  248. Jason September 22, 2008 9:49 pm

    I’ll be sure to change my settings to WPA, then. Thanks for that tip, SteveM.

  249. expat September 22, 2008 9:49 pm

    I happened upon a very interesting article in the SF Chronicle. I don’t know if anyone has posted information on this before but this is the kind of thing that could revolutionize training. Imagine Blaze with one of these things. The *lab assistant* went from a little over 100 pullups to more than 600 in six weeks.

    On the other hand there certainly doesn’t seem to be any evidence that it has improved the Stanford football team…

  250. SteveM September 22, 2008 9:56 pm

    InLV — welcome to the blog and I will add you to the Tsai-ko Mainland & International blogger listing posted at:

    There are more than 175 names there and some of them will be showing up with friends and family again for the UNLV game next year. Note the others also residing in Las Vegas.

  251. Jason September 22, 2008 10:43 pm

    Okay, WPA is set up. Thanks again, SteveM.

  252. shir September 22, 2008 10:58 pm

    Mr. Tsai –
    Your hopefully friendly bank teller has temporarily decided to delurk for the moment! It was nice meeting you, keep the awesome entries coming!

  253. chawan_cut September 22, 2008 11:07 pm

    thanks for the clarification.

    its cold here. i should go to sleep.

  254. koakane™ September 22, 2008 11:17 pm

    jason, wdoc, drdoc, ralp, myki and sjmacro noted as signee for Murphys. mahalo

    BG no problem will await your call tomorrow.

    jason get a sub naaaaaaaaaaaaaa betta yet move meet to Castle 💡 . only a pohaku throw away. get time till Namasu game 😛 bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

  255. koakane™ September 22, 2008 11:20 pm

    chawan practice, practice, practice=me drink, drink, drink 😮 naaaaaaaaaa I was lucky but mahalo for the lessons.

  256. Pomai September 22, 2008 11:30 pm

    One snap en clear.
    It’s on to WAC play with San Jose St. Next
    9    –    24    SAWARRIOR
    17    –    10    HiFlyer
    19    –    17    wafan
    21    –    14    James
    21    –    10    tommui
    21    –    17    Ralph
    23    –    16    da princess’ classmate
    24    –    21    ai-eee-soos
    24    –    17    Pomai
    27    –    24    bighilofan2
    27    –    9    lab rat
    27    –    13    koakane
    28    –    14    L10pc
    28    –    21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    30    –    28    Calvin from Kona
    31    –    28    Glenn
    31    –    13    d1shima
    34    –    17    mp
    35    –    31    NEO
    35    –    24    Jack Flash
    35    –    28    Lizkauai
    38    –    21    curveball
    48    –    42    Pauoa Boy
    49    –    35    TChahng
    54    –    10    Mike Wedge

  257. Pomai September 22, 2008 11:33 pm

    BG good idea for Boyd Group to handle the whole thing, do we have a contact at Boyd yet?

  258. mike September 22, 2008 11:47 pm

    The Devonator obviously hasn’t inherited the Tsai fat genes…

  259. al September 23, 2008 12:12 am

    pomai…..we have already initiated contact with boyd gaming back in july. just awaiting air rates. will have several packages and sideline seats

    stay tuned.

  260. koakane™ September 23, 2008 12:17 am

    chawan if your going to be in the great pnw are you hooking up with wafan or djmicho?

  261. wafan September 23, 2008 3:41 am

    Good chilly morning everyone!

    It is the first full day of Fall and the temperature sure shows it — it is 36 right now. But it will warm up today to right around a nice 68. Still T-shirt and short weather this afternoon. Yeah.

    Geez. What is going on with all the injuries at the UH? Looks like an out-patient clinic.

    Actually, you did not have to look in the Yellow Section during UH games. Outside the stadium, by the North Tunnel, was also a hot spot as evidenced by the discarded products on the tunnel road.

    I used to tell the bus drivers for the high school buses to close their windows or they would have to clean up before the teams came back.

  262. wafan September 23, 2008 3:46 am

    C_C . . .

    This weekend is supposed to be a nice one — summer-like weather! Yahoo!!!

    Welcome to the Great Northwe(s)t!

    Are you at PSNS (Bremerton) or Subase Bangor?

  263. Ronnie September 23, 2008 4:08 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!!!

    Happy Tuesday!

    One day closer to SATURDAY!!!

  264. Pomai September 23, 2008 5:10 am

    al I know there will be a few of us on the mainland that would be making their own travel plans air/hotel but would like to take advantage of the tailgate/ticket/transportation package from them.

  265. FloridaTed September 23, 2008 5:24 am

    Morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Just found out that ESPN has added UH-SanJose to their gameplan !!

    Great news for us Mainlanders, wohoo !!!!

    Have a great day everybody.

  266. las vegas September 23, 2008 5:30 am

    From last night

    I nevah get why da zoo had mongooses (mongeese?) by the exit.
    already get all ovah

  267. las vegas September 23, 2008 5:32 am

    I wen try but da muu muu lady no like play no mo

  268. las vegas September 23, 2008 5:34 am

    0530 in Hawaii?

    no wondah only da mainlanders stay

  269. las vegas September 23, 2008 5:42 am

    ok back to the skebe web pages

  270. Stretch September 23, 2008 5:43 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Looking forward to the game on Saturday. I have some friends coming in from Kauai for the game so can’t make the Tsaikogate, but you guys are welcome to stop by before going into the stadium.

  271. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 5:47 am

    actually both, so i’m staying in between.

  272. GMA Honey September 23, 2008 6:04 am

    Was this the hippo mama that chased Checker’s and Pogo’s camera man? Wow, I still remember that video vividly.

  273. RichfromOC September 23, 2008 6:09 am

    You know why USC is so good? They follow this simple philosophy instilled by their coach and mentioned in a recent article.

    “When you are consumed by the possibility of failing, you are not competing”.

  274. bighilofan2 September 23, 2008 6:25 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    good job. i can’t speak for da rest but 4 of us from Hilo going to next years’s vegas game. we planning on staying with da odda Tsaikos at Boyd’s, sit in the same section that the other Tsaikos get. but we going make our own car cuz we going stay later than most cuz we got niece at NAU and like see da Grand Canyon, ride da train. but main ting is we going be yelling at da UNLV peepz all day dat day

  275. FloridaTed September 23, 2008 6:26 am

    Richfrom OC,

    USC is so good because they have four star players as third and fouth stringers.

  276. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 23, 2008 6:30 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Early HIHO today!

  277. bighilofan2 September 23, 2008 6:33 am

    Tom Mui, WassupDoc,

    Tom, you may be right about the motion being filed too late, but I not sure if your conclusion is right because – can’t the hearing officer decide for herself to dismiss the petition because it was filed too late, without getting to the merits. and to save all of us the further grief, in case Ching Nursery not thinking too well, can’t she also make a ruling that UH is correct on the merits anyway?

    Does Vince have a lawyer? I called them yesterday at 5 pm but there was no answer, no message machine, nothing. will try again this morning, and if he get one lawyer, go explain to his lawyer what I’m thinking an wat going happen wit anymore delays in fixing da field.

    I dunno wat to tink about dis kine slo student.

  278. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 23, 2008 6:36 am


    LizKauai 24-10

  279. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 23, 2008 6:38 am

    Shir- welcome to the blog!

  280. expat September 23, 2008 6:47 am


    Thanks for the head’s up on ESPN GamePlan picking up the SJSU game.

    Does anyone know what it costs ESPN to pick up a Hawaii game on GamePlan? Obviously there have to be some distribution costs, but does ESPN pay Hawaii, K5, or the WAC a fee? I have been meaning to write a letter to ESPN thanking them for picking up these games. The one good thing about the late start time is that there are no possible scheduling conflicts for GamePlan. If the fee is nominal I don’t see why ESPN couldn’t be enticed to pick up all home games.

    ST, I would be curious to hear if the coaches or trainers knew about that core temperature glove I posted about. If the cost is really in the $2k range I don’t see why the warriors couldn’t get a few – maybe via a few private donations.

  281. bighilofan2 September 23, 2008 6:51 am

    Coach Ken,

    I hope you go talk face to face with the coaches. I respect your opinions.

  282. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 6:51 am

    last night’s news

  283. bighilofan2 September 23, 2008 6:54 am

    gotta go so hi ho hi ho.

    esme woooossshhhhhhh!!

  284. Garret September 23, 2008 7:11 am

    Hello from the San Diego Airport! My plane boards in 13 minutes, so I’ll see if I can find any articles to post by then.

  285. Garret September 23, 2008 7:15 am

    This NY Times article questions how so many others were mentioned during the Yankee celebration ceremony but Joe Torre and Roger Clemens were not.

    You have to wonder about those internal meetings, at which the Yankees’ brass discussed how to handle Torre and Roger Clemens. Torre did nothing to deserve being omitted from the ceremony, and Clemens is in the midst of a scandal, despite never being announced as testing positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs.

    Orlando Hernández, John Wetteland and Jesse Barfield (!?!) were mentioned, and Clemens should have been. The sight of the phony Stengel, Joe McCarthy and Miller Huggins marching on to the field was reason alone to cite Torre, even if the flesh-and-blood St. Joe was at work across the country. And with an old gent who looked exactly like Ralph Houk in the Yankees’ dugout Sunday night, he and Yogi Berra (but not the Stadium worker/skippers) could have made up a managerial category.

  286. XxFaithxX September 23, 2008 7:22 am

    RE: Boyd contact.

    How about Riley Wallace?

  287. Hoohiki September 23, 2008 7:26 am

    USC’s Carroll’s pitch to recruits, “You will play and start for us now.”
    He says he doesn’t recruit to build, he recruits players that can make an impact as soon as he gets on the field. The mentality isn’t red shirt here, grayshirt there, and then by junior and senior year they’ll be ready. The recruits have to be at their peak already.

  288. J September 23, 2008 7:34 am


    I remember readying about RTX a few years ago in researching some stuff about MS. At that point it was still in prototype status. Good to know that the second generation model is in the works as someone I know who’s interested in it never buys the first model of anything…

  289. tommui September 23, 2008 7:39 am

    BHF2 –

    can’t the hearing officer decide for herself to dismiss the petition because it was filed too late, without getting to the merits.

    That is what the hearings officer should do when he/she decides on Thursday.

    Of course the hearings officer could also say something about the merits of the case but it is safer just to rule on the procedural rather than the merits.
    You might open yourself up if you comment on the merits.

    Did you get my e-mail sent through Susan?

  290. bighilofan2 September 23, 2008 8:03 am

    Tom Mui, Wassup Doc,

    I got your emails, thanks. Tom, I see you soon.
    We can get the hearings officer people all ruled up as we know in the next 3 years there could be big bucks coming down the road on refurbishing a number of high school fields. But first things first. fix the Ching Cooke field asap, get the good vibes rolling. thats why I’m really irritated with this particular nursery company. He going bring bachi to his name, for sure! I sure hoping he cut an run quik!

  291. koakane™ September 23, 2008 8:05 am

    morning tsai-ko nation

    got some morning blessing this morning. going be a good day so have a most excellent one and no forget play nice together now.

    one cup of kope and I gone…..esme whoooooooooooooosh

  292. UKU@LA September 23, 2008 8:06 am

    go warriors!!
    cannot make it for TSAIKO-GATE, but, ah, can you share your RECIPE for MISOYAKI BUTA-FISH? can can, no can, no can!!
    aloha from LA!!

    MANEO !!!

  293. da princess' classmate September 23, 2008 8:13 am

    UGA busting da black jerseys for this week against bama. lucky they playing a nite game. better not sleep on saban. he’ll find a way to shut down knowshon and force stafford to beat em but maybe they found a WR stud in AJ green. gotta love college football when its in full swing, everyweek a great game awaits.

    what’s gonna happen if ‘sc, oklahoma (or mizzou), and uga(or fla or bama or lsu) all go undefeated. nightmares for da bcs. also don’t wanna see if happen, but what happens if boise and utah/byu go undefeated and are both in the top 12?? kinda woulda wanted to see what would’ve happened if east carolina was in there too. would’ve been very interesting.

  294. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 23, 2008 8:52 am

    There are two scenarios here – if the Hearings Officer accepts UH’s argument about the lack of timeliness in the original appeal, then that’s the end of the challenges. The August decision to award RMY contract is valid. There is no appeal on procedural grounds.

    If the Hearings Officer rejects UH’s argument regarding timeliness, then there will be am “issues” hearing on Friday, September 26, on the merits of Ching’s Nursery’s challenge. A ruling would be issued within two to four weeks. A further challenge is possible in Circuit Court by the loser.

    That will delay the issuance of a contract to anyone for as long as two years.

    Will check in with the Hearings Office by phone on Thursday morning about the decision and will then call Tom Mui and BHF2 as to the results.

    In the meantime, there are significant policy issues which transcend this particular project which need to be addressed. There are millions of $$$ in both public and private artificial turf projects coming up over the next ten years. This will take several months to research and may require legislative action in 2009 or even 2010 if there are gaps in administrative policies. Stay tuned for more information.

  295. Da Punchbowl Kid September 23, 2008 8:57 am

    Greetings and Blessings Warrior Nation! 🙂

    Kind of off topic, but I’m reading the news about the state budget’s projected deficit of $900 million. I have to wonder, what is this going to do to repair and new construction plans not only at UH but in all state programs? It doesn’t seem to bode well for the UH athletic department’s plans to refurbish and upgrade some of it’s facilities.

    What does everybody else think?

    BTW Kudos to our in house legal counsels BHF2 and Tom Mui as well as Wassup Doc for their great work regarding the Ching/Cooke field repair snafu. Mahalo guys!

  296. Pride. September 23, 2008 9:06 am

    Very big game this week. This week’s game is just as big as last year’s Boise State game. San Jose State is a very talented group of guys who are still smarting from last year’s narrow loss at home. They thought that the game was their’s and it was taken away at the last second. Spartans are looking for payback.

  297. Da Punchbowl Kid September 23, 2008 9:24 am


    Not to mention that Tomey has yet to beat UH since he took over at SJSU. The Warriors need to have a complete game in every phase to keep that going. It’s like you said last week and the week before; 100% effort by 100% of the team. We haven’t seen that yet this season. If we do see that each week, I honestly think we could run the table from here on out.

  298. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 9:27 am

    Pride…I have to agree with you. SJSU is looking for payback and UH has got to get their game on. They need to be ready mentaly, as well as physically for this game. They need to take charge from the first snap and never take their foot off the pedal…for four quarters.

    The crowd needs to step up to and support the team. Get over 30,000 in the stands for this game.

    A wise coach once said something that I truly believe….

    “Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but is mostly played from the neck up.”
    -Knute Rockne


  299. da princess' classmate September 23, 2008 9:27 am

    SJSU don’t play well on da rock, kinda like la tech and nevada. we’ll see. still remember yonus davis coming w/ big pub in ’06 and getting absolutely shut down though that was w/ IAF and Mel Purcell. they had a tough rivalry game last week that was close throughout then have to travel 2500 miles across da water. we’ll see how fast they’ll be able to put stanford behind them and concentrate on da task at hand. didn’t know they had such a prolific and accurate qb so that’s kinda scary. da haole boy receiver that made a mockery of our secondary last year is not playing this week so we get a reprieve with that one. d needs to step up big time, let’s start having their produciton meet their preseason accolades. 🙂

  300. koakane iphone September 23, 2008 9:29 am

    howzit Tsai-kos

    must be slow day plenty peeps busy

    how come no excitement for sat game

    what happened to the excitment from befoa

    come now show some spirit and support

  301. Pride. September 23, 2008 9:30 am

    My only thoughts this week is to beat San Jose State. Nothing beyond that. Concentrate this week and this week only.

    Do it right.

    Do it 100%.

  302. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 9:31 am

    Oh yeah, Sorry….Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes….!!!

    DPK, you are right about the budget. UH, as well as all the departments throughout the state will have to do some belt tightening and look for other avenues to fund some of their programs. However, the money that has been appropriated so far should be okay for this year. The upcoming budget will be for the next fiscal cycle (2009 – 2011) and from the reports it appears it will be very lean. Many of the capital improvements at UH, as well as the rest of the state for that matter, are funded using general obligation bonds and not general revenues so a drop in general revenues does not necessarily mean loss of capital funding….it just means that getting the money for those improvements will take more work and creativity….JMHO.

  303. addahknowjoe September 23, 2008 9:31 am


    Ho! Long time no hea from you. I gotta give you a shout out from all the braddahz on the Big Island who miss you.

    I no mo food kine but, here’s a little small kine Hui Ohana recipe to curb your appetite for the islands-


    Kona Moon.
    Shining so bright
    Smiling at you
    Right out of the sky

    Heard you whispering
    Wonderful words of love
    Promising that we’ll never part

    Kona Moon
    She knows it all
    So why deny
    Your kiss is soo sweet.


    Heard you whispering
    Wonderful words of love
    Promising that we’ll never part

    Kona Moon she knows it all
    So why deny
    Your kiss is soo sweet

    So why deny
    Your kiss is soo sweet

  304. da princess' classmate September 23, 2008 9:32 am

    bobby c mentioned this am that blaze probably won’t be back til la tech now da week after fresno and week before boise. that means he’ll have missed 5 games minimum. need to get him 100% or as close to it as possible for that natinally televised game in boise. need to c blaze reaquaint himself w/ jeremy avery 😆

  305. Kekoa September 23, 2008 9:36 am

    Koakane ~ Now showing my Spirit & Support…try look outside yo’ window!

    Hehehe…made you look!

  306. Stretch September 23, 2008 9:47 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    ST reports that Graunke was out there practicing and able to throw the ball. The hand is still bothering him as some of the passes were not that crisp.

    The D will need to pick it up for the game, it seemed that the service team was completing a lot of passes. The SJSU QB might be able to pick us apart!!

  307. Long Time UH Fan September 23, 2008 9:48 am

    Pride (.) played for Coach Tomey and knows he will bring it full on to the Warriors. After watching so many games with Tomey as UH’s head coach …and I know it’s just business as usual… (from the time he brought his Arizona Wildcats to Aloha Stadium with Duane Akina and Bob Wagner as his assitants) I still find it hard to see that guy on the opposite sideline…

    Go Warriors!

  308. Stretch September 23, 2008 10:00 am

    new post

  309. iwonderwhytheyhateme September 23, 2008 10:01 am

    mornin tsaikos,

    what a weekend. im so ready for the san jose game. i really hope we win.

    but anyway, who here thinks boise makes it to another bcs?

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  311. UKU@LA September 23, 2008 1:26 pm

    let’s go warriors,eh!
    eh! brada A-JOE, that was lovely! give my aloha to everybody back dea!
    da, opelu,u’u n orange-eye kole should be happening yet dis time of da year! miss all dat!
    much aloha to everyone!

    MANEO !!!

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