Going into OT?

Recruiting is finally over.
Or is it?
The Warriors have saved two scholarships for prospects that might become available.
The Warriors have had success in signing post-signing-day recruits. Two come to mind: Adam Leonard and Colt Brennan. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We know Colt joined as  a walk-on. But it really was a wink-wink agreement in which he would earn a scholarship if he contributed his first semester. We can agree Brennan did.

* * *

Don’t forget to attend the Barefoot League store’s first anniversary block party today at its Kapahulu Avenue location (next to the Safeway). Brennan, Davone Bess, Maa Tanuvasa and Ryan Grice-Mullins will make appearances at the event, which runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.


  1. jeezy February 7, 2009 1:22 am


  2. jeezy February 7, 2009 1:22 am

    Need to give some hints Stephen

  3. Ralph February 7, 2009 1:24 am

    top five

  4. Ralph February 7, 2009 1:26 am

    block party on what day?

  5. al ™ February 7, 2009 1:28 am

    i knew it.
    any day now.
    based on the early numbers, i figured we had two or three left to give.

  6. al ™ February 7, 2009 1:29 am

    ralph….block party is tonight (saturday).

    see how i help you even if you tease my physique.

  7. Ralph February 7, 2009 1:30 am

    hints? he stated that Mac is saving the scholies if players become available or if new recruits are discovered.

  8. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 1:35 am

    By the way, Al, you had like four entries in the pool but didn’t win. My friends Gwyn and Pauline drew the winning names. I needed witnesses. Since our fine union is threatening us with 10 percent paycuts, nobody is in the office anymore.

  9. al ™ February 7, 2009 1:36 am

    i would imagine a list has already been developed.
    probably one is in the works already, a selection that is.
    we could use another lineman on either side of the ball.
    but, i’d take the best athlete at this point who is not a qb.

  10. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 1:36 am

    By the way, all of the money we supposedly saved by not having a Con-Con, uh, where is it?

  11. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 1:37 am

    UH is going to be bringing in some pretty good walkons.

  12. addahknowjoe February 7, 2009 1:47 am

    Pretty Good Walkons. That’s always encouraging to hear.

  13. addahknowjoe February 7, 2009 1:48 am

    Perhaps Jessie James can better clarify the Con Con surplus.

  14. al ™ February 7, 2009 1:52 am

    #2 son actually thought that he would win. he’s lucky like that. not this time i suppose.

  15. Ralph February 7, 2009 1:52 am

    save the scholies, reward the walk ons who show lots of potential and work ethics thru spring and summer…

  16. Ralph February 7, 2009 1:54 am

    Al I’m not making fun of your physique, only a description of someone eating all hours of the day, rich food which can lead to hypertension, gout and obesity

  17. al ™ February 7, 2009 1:58 am

    st. john lessary
    sage nua
    quentin beaver
    kevin bell
    david garness
    kainoa lacount
    matt kiel
    joe napeahi
    bryant moniz
    aaron rink
    ikaika rodenhurst
    bronson tiwanak

    is james smith still a candidate?
    what about gary nagy?

  18. Ralph February 7, 2009 1:59 am

    Al all of the fuud you mentioned on the blog, never once I seen the words vegetable, fruits or fiber foods…gout can be very painful Al, ease up on the steaks and shellfish, eat chicken…..

  19. addahknowjoe February 7, 2009 1:59 am

    watching/listening to the replay of todays broadcast. Look like get 9 others watching ‘um too.

  20. al ™ February 7, 2009 2:01 am

    gee ralph.
    with friends like you who needs enemies.
    i guess i won’t be bailing you out next time you insult one of our tsaikettes.

  21. Ralph February 7, 2009 2:02 am

    another thought, be sure the walk on has a high GPA, can’t mess up the graduation rate. JJ had a 2.5 gpa requirement for a walk on, what’s Mac gpa requirement?

  22. al ™ February 7, 2009 2:05 am

    actually ralphie

    i do eat a lot of vegetables raw, salads, and cooked
    at least one or two fruit. a day.
    rarely do i eat much starches.
    desserts are off limits unless a special occasion calls for it.
    cereal or oatmeal in the morning.
    prefer fish and chicken.
    a steak on occasion otherwise….

  23. al ™ February 7, 2009 2:08 am

    btw….i really enjoyed today’s video chat. i won’t critique because it was the first one.

    it reminded of the “mike and mike show”. i thought our co-hosts did admirably and bailed out a sticky situation almost unnoticeably.

    great job folks!

  24. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 2:31 am

    Those are the walk-ons in school
    They’re bringing in some other ones.

  25. 22London February 7, 2009 3:43 am

    Hey ST,
    Just watched the replay of the Warrior Beat Show. Great idea…good job…I really enjoyed it as it keeps me on top of things from London.

    By the way, my wife peeked over my shoulder while I was watching and suggested that the show be renamed The Beauty and the Beast show….

  26. Garret February 7, 2009 5:33 am

    A former UH coach is joining the Yale coaching staff. If Yale has the normal professor benefits, then his son would be able to go to Yale for free after he coaches at Yale for a year.

    Doug Semones, who was the defensive coordinator for the past three years at Sandpoint High School, received an offer from an old friend to coach football at Yale University, marking a return to the collegiate ranks for the successful coach.

    A frequent change of address is one of the realities of coaching college football in this day and age. In Semones’ case, the job has taken him from Hawaii to Sandpoint, and now on to Connecticut, where he will coach some of the brightest linebackers in the country.

    “We got him from Hawaii and I knew we wouldn’t keep him long,” said Bulldogs head coach Mike Mitchell. “Doug has been a real integral piece to the program. I hate to lose him, but that’s how life goes in this business.”

    One of the silver linings is that Jake Semones might be able to once again play football for his father. Jake, who plans to remain in Sandpoint and play baseball before graduating, has already applied to Yale, where he would have a chance to play quarterback for the Eli football team while receiving a world-class education.

  27. Garret February 7, 2009 5:34 am

    I like what this evaluator said about David Veikune.

    Hawaii DE David Veikune will be a 10-sack defender in a couple of years.

  28. Garret February 7, 2009 5:38 am

    Excellent recruits can slip through the cracks, so I’m glad that Mac has some scholarships saved for them, which he had mentioned he was planning to do. With the decommits and the offer to Toma earlier this week, it was clear that UH wasn’t at their scholarship limit.

  29. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 5:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    al and Ralph are turning into TWB’s “old married couple” … bwahahaha!
    Too funny!

    So, ST- the reality is that you add value to the HA media and are faced with anoddah salary cut? hmmm.

    And brand x is going tabloid? It that like brand xxx?

    Sorry- too early for comedy…

  30. Manoa Mist February 7, 2009 5:52 am

    Hey, good job on the Warrior Beat Show. Enjoyed it.

  31. Kekoa February 7, 2009 6:08 am

    22London ~

    It was a treat to read your comment from across the other pond. It certainly was a spot on and very keen observation by your roomie. ST The *Lion* Tamer, and the beautiful and lovely Princess did a superb job, didn’t they? Not the fine tuned dynamic team yet, but given time…they will soon be the talk of the town.

    This does bring fresh focus to UH sporting news and a great addition to the WB. As soon as they get the wardrobe and makeup contract bids out there, perhaps then, your wife will be able to appreciate the warm and fuzzy bear cub reporter we all know and admire.

  32. Kekoa February 7, 2009 6:13 am

    Good morning Garret! Good morning errybody! It’s the dawn of another colorful Hawaiian day in Hawaii nei! Gotta shift gears and get ready for the tile setters to get here early and finish the job. bbl…

  33. Kekoa February 7, 2009 6:23 am

    My Tutu would have a heart attack if she saw Italian tile in any part of a Hawaiian hale. She thought it was best to have lau hala mats
    (woven Pandanus leaves) everywhere! She prolly would have had me lay lau hala in the living room and cover my spiffy koa wood floors!


  34. roysan16 February 7, 2009 6:28 am

    Source-Rivals .com

    In the last 5 years UH has recruited–
    9 DT-1 moved to OL


    Siave Seti DT 5-10 315 – – Long Beach, CA
    Rocky Savaiigaea


    Clayton Laurel


    Ray Hisatake DT 6-4 320 San Mateo
    (moved to offense)

    Vaughn Meatoga DT 6-2 280 Honolulu, HI


    Haku Correa DT(??)(or DE) 6-1 240 Honolulu, H

    Geordon Hanohano DT 6-1 270 Honolulu, HI


    David Hafoka DT 6-2 315 – San Mateo, CA

    Zach Masch DT 6-3 285 Yuma, AZ

    If there were an extra scholarship available finding a high school DT would be perferable, IMO.

    Then just for fun I checked to see how many DT a team like USC has recruited over the last 5 yrs. and I was surprised to see that it was only 7

    whereas USC runs a 4-3 and UH runs a 3-4 defense down linemen is a greater necessity for UH than it would be for USC

    on the huskies site i’ve read the coach as saying that there’s a shortage of finding a good defensive tackle in the west coast area this year

    maybe this is true, too

    taking a look at the upcoming season at the players at the DT

    rocky,vaughn, for sure (SR, JR)

    hanohano is untested but highly regarded (FR)

    the JC transfers (JR,JR)

    yep UH is thin at DL

    if i missed someone (help)

    agree with what coach mack said on yesterdays chat saying if he could follow up with classes like the one this year UH will be really good

    I know some don’t put credence in the dot com’s rating system (1 star,2 star,3 star etc. ) But I do.

    what the star system means , and UH had 12- 3 stars, is that statistically these players would potentially be the more or less the stars of the teams

    skimming the recruit classes on rivals.com from 2002 to the present it seems that the players who had rankings of 3 stars or better were more than likely the bigger contributors to the team than the two star athletes. And were the stars in the WAC. And went on to the next level.

    this year with a pool of 12 3 star type athletes this is huge, because statistically they should be the biggest contributors on the team. Playmakers on the team and league and have a greater potential to go to the next level. But the rating service admits that 2 stars can outshine 3,4 and 5 star athletes too. So that is the hope of what happens too with the warriors. But as far as having a foundation of 12- 3 star athletes is great.

  35. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 6:30 am

    Hey, Kekoa!
    Hope everyone is doing well- recovering, etc.

    Have fun at the KK tonight (tsai…)
    Apologies to Mrs. d1Shima for not getting “Emotion” right on the quiz. All I could picture were the falsetto backup singers 😆

    An I musta had my head in my nabeyaki udon to miss Warrior Mojo’s “Back in the USSR”.

  36. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 6:34 am

    roysan16- thanks for the recap. I’m a spontaneous type that is gradually appreciating systematic movement and statistical analysis.

  37. roysan16 February 7, 2009 6:40 am


    there’s a correlation of the higher stars you have the better you will succeed etc.

    but our hope is that the ones under the radar come in and do just as well too

  38. whitey February 7, 2009 6:50 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Have a great day. Got to run as got to do some serious work.

  39. roysan16 February 7, 2009 7:15 am

    wow this cracks me up

    you’re a sport’s columnist for a major newspaper

    and during one of the busiests sporting weeks of the year

    with stories to cover like the bj penn fight

    or the superbowl

    or one of the biggest days in national letter of intent day , historically alluded as one of the best

    yet monday, tuesday, wednesday and thusday–no column

    this doesn’t make sense

    some of us breath sports

    need sports

    want sports columns

    that are fresh with local and national stories that offer new substance that we don’t read elsewhere, not the same type of drivel that i can look up in wikipedia which he sometimes seems to write-like the one about coach dungy

    yet for four days , anyway, he was off

    no column

    and i don’t know if this is good or bad

    or if bad… is better than nothing…ppffftt.

  40. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 7:34 am

    So- STEPHEN- any word on the Colt Brennan/Clinton Portis shark dive????

  41. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 7:40 am

    On the DT list, I think Lawrence Wilson and Reagan Mauia are missing.

  42. UKU@LA February 7, 2009 7:44 am

    wai-tsai team, great video and concept! more please!
    aloha warriors,

    MANEO !!!

  43. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 7:45 am

    In 2005, UH had, I believe, eight or nine defensive tackles. Thing was, Glanville was running a 3-4. That meant there were eight or nine guys for one spot.
    McMackin runs a 4-3. In his scheme, he doesn’t want the bulky space-eater; he wants DTs who can move. That’s why a guy like Francis Maka can start a couple of games at DT.
    And don’t forget UH has four standard defensive packages. Only one of them, the 4-3, which they use probably 40 percent of the time, involves true DTs. They’re often in nickel or Okie.

  44. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 7:49 am

    Then there was the story of a recruit in 1996. VonAppen was looking for a Gilbert Brown-type, just a massive space-eater. He recruited a 300-pound DT. That actually was big news back then, and the headline mentioned the guy’s weight. His only job was to be a lard-arse. But then the guy gets into really good shape, and loses something like 25 pounds. Fortunately, in 1999, JJ comes in, and they go to a speedier defense.

  45. wafan February 7, 2009 7:52 am

    A relaxing Saturday to all!

  46. CharlieBucket February 7, 2009 7:52 am

    Word from da boofeh line is that one potential walk-on recruit is Saddleback College’s 1st Team Southern Conference MLB Akoni Lasconia 6’2 235. Supposedly he’s got some family in da islands.

  47. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 7:53 am

    BTW, vonAppen actually had a good plan when he took the job. He was going to run the West Coast Offense, and he brought in two innovative coaches — Ken Margerum and Guy Benjamin.
    You have to figure it was a big adjustment to go from the triple-option to the West Coast in one season. So, the team struggles. But then Margerum is gone after a year, and Benjamin’s role is diminished, and here comes Wally English running a different offense. Then the next year, defensive coordinator Don Lindsey is moved to offense …
    Things would have been a lot better if they stuck to the original plan. Maybe not great. But better.

  48. wafan February 7, 2009 7:53 am

    Fried mochi with some sato-joyu. Sure was yummy! Have not had that in a long time.

  49. Stretch February 7, 2009 8:02 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I hope there are more surprises regarding recruiting.

    Need to run some errands before Karaoke tonight. See you guys later.

  50. wafan February 7, 2009 8:16 am

    Remember to warm up your vocal cords before breaking out into song tonight! You do not want to injure yourself.

  51. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 8:27 am

    What time karaoke start?

  52. koakane± February 7, 2009 8:29 am

    howzit and morning to all the tasi-ko kane’s and wahine’s. 8) sun poking thru the clouds and looking good so far. just a supa kine day in hawaii nei. whooootahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    😀 congrats to wai and tsai on their supa videocast. just finished checking it out and had no problems with anything that peeps said was wrong. keep it up very entertaining and professionally done. Honolulu Advertiser one suggestion raise their salaries 👿 wassah matta you.

    will be seeing most of you tonight :mrgreen: and looking forward to catching up on anything new with everyone since fball season ended.

    get well wishes to hbod, and wessai queen diana.

  53. koakane± February 7, 2009 8:30 am

    stephen starts around 7:15pm

  54. Stretch February 7, 2009 8:34 am

    koakane – you need to tell ST karaoke starts at 630pm so he arrives at 730pm. It is something I learned watching him drive up to the 7am pratice about 8am.

  55. big mac February 7, 2009 8:37 am

    Is there any steroid testing in college football? Mlb baseball is full of steroids but you never hear about college football players who gain 20 to 50 pounds on that stuff.

  56. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 8:39 am

    # 22London:
    February 7th, 2009 at 3:43 am edit
    By the way, my wife peeked over my shoulder while I was watching and suggested that the show be renamed The Beauty and the Beast show….

    That’s not nice to call the Princess a beast …

  57. koakane± February 7, 2009 8:41 am

    gottacha stretch forgot about him and kekaula haw’n time arrivals.

    eh btw g and sleeze showing up?

  58. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 8:41 am

    They do random testing for drugs. I don’t know if steroids are included in that group.

  59. koakane± February 7, 2009 8:43 am

    stephen question asked …. will colt, bess, grice-mullins or any of the other grads possibly show up at the kk tonight?

  60. Stretch February 7, 2009 8:46 am

    koakane – sleez is in DC right now and don’t think g-nalo is coming.

  61. 702WarriorNation February 7, 2009 8:48 am

    Interesting story on 2009 JC recruiting –

    Oregon ranked 1st with 6 JCs
    UH ranked 15th with 9 JCs
    Tied with UH with 9 – Troy ranked 33rd

    Only Memphis higher JCs recruits with 10 ranked 25th

    Tied at 10th are
    South Carolina (4), 6.50
    Oklahoma State (4), 6.50
    Baylor (4), 6.50
    San Jose State (4), 6.50
    Marshall (4), 6.50


  62. koakane± February 7, 2009 8:53 am

    whats up with dat boy (g) go haul is okole down to the kk tonight.

  63. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 8:53 am


  64. Kazz February 7, 2009 9:03 am

    Hey! You know those “caution foul ball area” signs near the softball stadium? Yep…. they are not kidding.

  65. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 9:03 am

    ST- re Colt, Bess, RGM and KK … pretty puh-leese invite them to the KK on the 21st… ‘k?

    :mrgreen: 😆 :mrgreen:

  66. Kazz (BB_Storm) February 7, 2009 9:09 am

    Btw …. Saw Jameel Dowling and Jovonte Taylor at the Wahine BB game last night.

  67. curveball February 7, 2009 9:10 am

    I just spoke to my landlord who is on the Clean Islands ship next to the grounded Navy ship.
    Says they tried to pull it off at high tide early this morning with no luck. Also says they are going to need a really big boat to get it off as it appears to be really stuck. No oil spill.

  68. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 9:12 am

    curveball- eeeuuuuw… how embarrassing for the Navy.
    Guess they have to call in Pops for sure now.

    Good thing no oil spill…

  69. Mei Ling February 7, 2009 9:41 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    The replay of the WB online video was much better than watching it live. I agree that PL & ST should have mikes clipped on to improve the sound. Looking forward to more interviews like that.

    See y’all tonight. Esme & out…

  70. chawan_cut February 7, 2009 9:43 am

    wow, ND is getting blown out by 31 at UCLA.
    Stephen, at today’s event, are they signing autographs? or are the appearances just showing up on stage to say hi and whats up and thank you?
    curveball, that is the biggest navy ship we have in pearl, and if its indeed stuck after 2 days, they’ll really have to re-think their strategy.
    btw, why does the UCLA band wear ugly aloha shirts? do they all wish they were here in Hawaii too? get your own identity!

  71. Da Punchbowl Kid February 7, 2009 9:45 am

    Good morning all!

    Let’s hope that the “recruit fairy” leaves a couple of stellar recruits under Coach Mack’s pillow so he can put them extra schollies to good use.

  72. labrat February 7, 2009 9:48 am

    I have always wanted UH to go after a couple of Doug Sims type tackles. Hopefully Quentin will be one.

  73. roysan16 February 7, 2009 9:50 am

    hawaiis base defense this past year was a 4-3?

    i know for sure when jj was here it was a 4-3

    not a 3-4 this past year?

    fonoti and veikune at the ends and 2 def. tackles 40% of the time?

    maybe i’m wrong, but sure like someone to clear this up

    against teams that pass a lot i’ve read where the book says line up in a 4-3 and against running teams line up in a 3-4

    in the hawaii bowl against ND what defense did we line up with against a passing team? i thought it was a 3-4 but correct me if i’m wrong so i learn please.

  74. d1島 February 7, 2009 9:52 am

    Great Morning All!

    Agree with others that the Warrior Beat Show was excellent yesterday. Look forward to more…

    Chix wings are just about thawed and ready to mix batter. Hopefully if this works out the conundrum will be if I’ve made a sufficient qty to survive samplin’ that leaves enuf to bring tonight! 😉

  75. koakane± February 7, 2009 10:06 am

    eh d1 when do we show up for the testing?

  76. d1島 February 7, 2009 10:09 am

    koakane(ac/dc symbol),

    EIS for chix wings?

  77. rog February 7, 2009 10:09 am

    can’t wait to see who the last recruits Mac and company can bring in.

  78. jm2375 February 7, 2009 10:10 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!! Happy Saturday!!

    Everyone have a great time tonight at the KK!!

    Hawaiianbod and Diana, get well soon.

    gotta do some yard work, laundry and shopping today. bbl.

  79. rog February 7, 2009 10:13 am

    I hope the coaches look at Rodrick Tuisavalalon out of Las Vegas.

  80. d1島 February 7, 2009 10:14 am

    jmxxxx is sounding more and more like that “double letter” friend of Robxx’s 🙄

    (I wonder how many muumuu in her laundry?)

  81. al ™ February 7, 2009 10:20 am

    glanville days only: 3-4
    otherwise we were in a 4-3.

  82. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 10:23 am

    Heya- anyone besides contest winners going to the ProBowl? I get in around 9:30am while most of you will be sleeping off the KK. I just found out that Mrs. bhf2 and I have cool tix – row 6 in JJ. Anyone know which sideline the NFC has? I’m hoping to get my Redskins football autographed :mrgreen:

  83. jm2375 February 7, 2009 10:29 am

    d1 – gunfunnit, no compare me to her. 👿 I doing laundry today only cuz hubby going TDY tonight.

  84. 22London February 7, 2009 10:33 am

    Hey ST,
    I’ll check with my wife who she was referring to as the Beast…she did mention that she thought you were rather cuddly…what’s up with that????

  85. jm2375 February 7, 2009 10:34 am

    Question – is it because of their record, or because of the ongoing business problems of the local papers – brand X paper just had the box score of last night’s Wahine bb game and the HA had a very short, basic story on the game with no byline. The Wahine won convincingly last night and no story? 😡

  86. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 10:43 am

    jm2375- laundry is in the ether… I’m doing laundry too, Bummer is that our dryer is broken and Sears can’t look at it for 6 weeks. ARRRGH!!!!

  87. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 10:45 am

    Oh yeah- good/bad news. Our photovoltaic system will be installed about a month from now. There goes my reserve cash…

  88. al ™ February 7, 2009 10:45 am


    this list is the final top 50 for the state of nevada as evaluated by rivals.com. our two silverado boys are on it as well as you know who. but, over half of those on this list are still available.

  89. Jason February 7, 2009 10:48 am

    roysan16: On your list of DTs, Clayton Laurel also moved to offensive line. Good athlete, but very raw.

  90. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 10:59 am

    al- did you get my email?

  91. SteveM February 7, 2009 10:59 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Karaoke Call looks pretty full now even if Al jojo’s again. Northshorefan plans to join in, along with Long Time UH Fan (health permitting) and their famous lemon pudding mochi. Nalani literally has to cross the island to join us tonight, but she is hopeful.

    Going to be a BIG karaoke call night!

  92. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 11:01 am

    Hi SteveM… boo hoo hoo… I hate missing KK’s… ok. Back to house chores.

  93. roysan16 February 7, 2009 11:07 am

    81-ty al

    had to google to see what 4-3 is

    2 ends, 2 tackles, 3 linebackers

    i had the numbers turned around, and i dont know why

    because in high school and college we ran a 5-3

    and i know what a 5-3 is

    gees…freeze brain me, i dont mind laughing

    anyway when does the live video stream start tonight from the super kk?

  94. al ™ February 7, 2009 11:14 am

    no sweat roysan16.

    but the bottom line is we needed to recruit dtackles every year.

  95. al ™ February 7, 2009 11:14 am

    yes liz.

  96. FloridaTed February 7, 2009 11:15 am


    Could we, please, set up a remote video conference call for the KK call, so we can sing along from the Mainland? Lol.

  97. FloridaTed February 7, 2009 11:20 am

    We have quite a good number of ‘skill’ players on board now. So, next year we could go a little heavier on Line men.

    Over the next three years and beyond, beginning with this year, we will see a heck of a team rising up. Hawaii will be battling Boise every year for supremacy.

  98. Rob25 February 7, 2009 11:20 am

    I gotta do laundry too…:oops:

    Can’t be all fun and games all the time d1!

  99. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 7, 2009 11:21 am

    Steve Tsai,

    Now that recruiting is winding down…any *word* on who the replacement coaches might be? Anyone stick out that may make a good candidate?

  100. Ralph February 7, 2009 11:21 am

    isn’t the 5-2 an Okie formation? a 5-3 leaves a backfield of 3 defenders

  101. d1島 February 7, 2009 11:33 am

    Good news for Niners fans in the house.
    The Cardinals are dismantling as we speak…
    OC, gone.
    DC, gone.
    Boldin, likely gone.
    Warner, possibly gone.

  102. d1島 February 7, 2009 11:35 am

    IIRC, 5-2 Okie different from Mac’s def. of Okie.

    Okey dokey?

  103. jm2375 February 7, 2009 11:36 am

    OK, yard work postponed for a while. It’s wet here in Keolu.

  104. Jason February 7, 2009 11:51 am

    For us, Okie is a nickel package. But while most teams run a 4-2-5 nickel, replacing a LB with a DB, Okie is a 3-3-5.

  105. letsgowarriors February 7, 2009 12:03 pm

    did trevor iosefa sign with anyone?

    i think UH could bring in some good walkons from hawaii, at least they can pay in-state tuition.

    St. John Lessary, III – P, RB
    James Smith – Safety
    Trevor Iosefa – DT
    Miah Faatoafe – DT
    Mason Puckett – K
    Asipa Manu – DE
    Kenny Ellis – Ath, DE/OLB

    there’s probably many more that i missed. just off the top of my head.

  106. d1島 February 7, 2009 12:14 pm

    Pro Bowl’s a sell-out.
    No blackout….
    I gotta work anyway so no big woop 😐

  107. postmanke February 7, 2009 12:23 pm

    Hey guys, great work with the live video streaming show yesterday! I was really impressed with the overall quality and sound of the stream for your first show. The editing, cutting to videos and interview all flowed well with the stream. Awesome!

    You guys are on to something big with multi media rich journalism. Only a matter of time before we starting seeing your “live” sports feeds on KGMB eh?. Looking forward to tuning in next week show.

    btw, can I lock in now for Advertising/Media Pack before you guys get too expensive?

  108. al ™ February 7, 2009 12:24 pm

    isiah iuta is off to jc i heard.
    otherwise, he is another player.

  109. al ™ February 7, 2009 12:25 pm

    just thinking

    perhaps now the princess and tsai can belong to another union eh?
    the screen actor’s guild perhaps.

  110. letsgowarriors February 7, 2009 12:26 pm

    forgot about

    Nick Maafala – DL
    Kawehi Sablan – Ath
    Kevin Aipia – Ath

  111. letsgowarriors February 7, 2009 12:30 pm

    Iuta going Arizona Western I think.

  112. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 12:48 pm

    al- I love the SAG idea but I don’t think the HA will want to pay SAG rates…

  113. chawan_cut February 7, 2009 12:51 pm

    where did you see that the probowl is a sell out?

  114. d1島 February 7, 2009 12:58 pm

    Now they’ve amended the story to say that about 200 tix remain but nonetheless, the black-out is lifted.


  115. el guapo February 7, 2009 12:58 pm

    Found goteborg at Marukai Dillingham this morning.

  116. WarriorBasketball February 7, 2009 1:03 pm

    Bones Tuitele, Damien High School is another walkon candidate. Good size, played multiple positions.

  117. chawan_cut February 7, 2009 1:09 pm


  118. Justin February 7, 2009 1:18 pm

    Trevor Iosefa signed with Saint Francis University
    Anthony “Bones” Tuitele signed with Valley City State University

    I wonder who the other walk-ons might be?
    Walk-ons I’m aware of so far include St. John Lessary of Kauku and Sage Nua of Nevada.

  119. SteveM February 7, 2009 1:26 pm

    Final Notes for the BIG Karaoke Call tonight.…
    We can still squeeze in a few more…

    1. Per KK’s policy, we may enter the room (Green Room) as early as 7:15 PM. We must likewise exit around 12:15 AM.

    2. Please reserve the front section of seating and tables nearest the door for Esme’s MomsLikeMe group.

    3. d1shima will do the initial input of karaoke songs to minimize duplicates and even distribution. Paper & pen for requests will be provided.

    4. Suggested attire for Tsai-kos: “Tsai-ko black” and/or Tsai-ko name tags

    5. Please pay Stretch at the door. $15 per person.

  120. Jason February 7, 2009 1:55 pm

    SteveM: When I saw that chawan_cut was going to the KK after the game, I thought of asking him if I could tag along, maybe hang out for an hour then head home early. But now I caught a cold, and I have some things to do once I get home after the game. Hope you all have a good time!

  121. Stretch February 7, 2009 2:11 pm

    Jason – you have to show up tonight. Who going serenade all the ladies??

  122. Jason February 7, 2009 2:23 pm

    Stretch: I give you permission to sing Three Times a Lady, Endless Love, and any other Lionel Richie/The Commodores song you want. But no serenading the young ladies, you’re an old man who will creep them out.

  123. Garret February 7, 2009 2:44 pm

    Sporting News picked 10 teams that should recruit better, with several teams relevant here. Not taking into account BCS vs. the WAC or MWC and the difference in budgets/facilities makes this analysis kind of flawed.

    Here’s a look at 10 of the bigger head-scratchers, the leaders in the “Why don’t these programs draw more blue-chippers?” debate.

    San Diego State. The anchor college in a high school football haven, this place might be the most disappointing school in the country. Reggie Bush and Alex Smith played ball at Helix, three miles from SDSU’s campus. Come on, Aztecs. A heavy dose of the kids USC doesn’t want would place them a notch below Utah and TCU and send them bowling each year.

    SMU. See San Diego State, and UCF for that matter. The Mustangs sit amid hundreds of well-funded, well-coached high school programs. Sure, some of those players have peaked, but others would be ready to stay home and lift the Mustangs. And none of them was alive when the school got the death penalty. Blaming the 1980s for SMU’s failures doesn’t work.

    Hawaii. So maybe grandmas and girlfriends can’t make every home game. But UH is no laughingstock in the WAC, even with June Jones and Colt Brennan on the Mainland full-time. Throw in the sun, the surf and the scenery, and the Warriors should score more than they do on the recruiting trail.

    Boise State. I’d sign for the blue turf alone. The Broncos win championships, and with a little luck, squeeze into BCS bowls (where we hear they fare pretty well). They send guys to the pros, too — Ryan Clady started 16 games this season as a rookie in Denver. It’s time for Boise to start recruiting big talent in addition to developing it.

  124. curveball February 7, 2009 2:48 pm

    Ship update…..My friend on Clean Islands says they have 2 huge barges that are trying to get in close enough to unload the fuel..problem is it is getting rough out there..next high tide is middle of the night…

  125. Kekoa February 7, 2009 2:53 pm

    Careful Jason…you are going to get Stretch in hot water with all the ‘young’ women. The Tsaikettes are all mature women who are ageless legends. You must not discriminate or segregate and risk their certain wrath.

    You may end up being crowned with the alledged ‘lead slippah!’

  126. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 3:00 pm

    Jason- be healthy for the 21st!


  127. SteveM February 7, 2009 3:05 pm

    Too bad Jason. But play it by ear (so to speak). I think LK, Iwonderwhytheyhateme, chawan_cut and Lefty are going to the game first and will be a little late. ST might be a little late too (per Wena) but they’ll be there.

  128. curveball February 7, 2009 3:07 pm

    Remember Jason they have “wicked arms”………..

  129. Jason February 7, 2009 3:14 pm

    When I said no serenading the young ladies, I meant everyone but gigi. Oh wait, she’s not going. Stretch stays silent, then. I guess that’s a good thing. 😀

  130. Esme February 7, 2009 3:36 pm


  131. wafan February 7, 2009 3:38 pm

    Stretch might get in trouble with Stretchette. Do not get caught in the middle of that Cage Match.

    Beware the Asian Stink-Eye!!!

  132. Esme February 7, 2009 3:45 pm

    Seriously, JaSON, you not coming? Oh, shucks! 🙁

  133. chawan_cut February 7, 2009 3:48 pm

    you need to learn how to be a hardcore UH fan and also make time for other non-UH related activities.
    i can still give you a ride if you want.

  134. las vegas February 7, 2009 3:53 pm

    Enjoy the KK tonite!

  135. Jason February 7, 2009 3:55 pm

    Actually, I think I might just stay home, work on the stuff I need to get done, watch the game on TV. And I say this after I got dressed and am ready to go. 🙁

  136. duffer (iPhone) February 7, 2009 3:57 pm

    Esme, where have you been? You’ve been missed!

    Esme out!

  137. las vegas February 7, 2009 3:59 pm

    whitey san, plz contact me

  138. Esme February 7, 2009 4:00 pm

    Jason! Come ON, if you’re already dressed! I was looking forward to introducing my other “son” to the mamas … 😉

  139. SteveM February 7, 2009 4:05 pm

    Danger Will Robinson Jason, Danger!
    Danger Will Robinson Jason, Danger!
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  140. Jason February 7, 2009 4:08 pm

    Stop with the peer pressure! I have responsibilities! 😀

  141. ktm February 7, 2009 4:08 pm

    hi stephen tsai coach mac has some players like the transfer and invited walkon from last season should be look at for a scholarship help . this is some players ikaika mahoe ,marc moody and others warriors that transferor walkons from different football programs true out the united states.

  142. ktm February 7, 2009 4:08 pm

    hi stephen tsai coach mac has some players like the transfer and invited walkon from last season should be look at for a scholarship help . this is some players ikaika mahoe ,marc moody and others warriors that transferor walkons from different football programs true out the united states.

  143. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 4:20 pm

    Hey, Liz, I’ll be honest. While blog readers like certain players, some aren’t very, uh, reliable when it comes to showing up for things.
    However …
    During Colt’s first year, he came to my kid’s school. Signed autographs, played games, was largely ignored.
    The next year, Colt, Davone and Grice-Mullins showed up. More interest, but not a lot, mostly because UH hadn’t hit it big yet.
    The next year, they were huge. Everyone said, hey, can you get Colt? I’m like, you had your chance for two years.

  144. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 4:22 pm

    Any suggestions for Tuesday’s show?
    I mean, besides giving Leila more air time, and the audio not hic-cupping every other second?
    Leila suggests Blaze Soares.

  145. las vegas February 7, 2009 4:31 pm

    How about a haircut?

  146. Jason February 7, 2009 4:31 pm

    Blaze Soares, Greg Alexander, John Estes, Rocky Savaiigaea. Ron Lee, Cal Lee, Rich Miano, Mel de Laura. Dr. Hinshaw, Jim Donovan.

    Mix and match, and there’s your schedule for the next ten weeks. 😉

  147. wafan February 7, 2009 4:33 pm

    How about . . .

    The new coaches if they have been announced and are in town?

    Colt, Davonne, et al if they are still around?

  148. wafan February 7, 2009 4:34 pm

    TIme for dinner at Mongolian Grill.

  149. Stephen Tsai February 7, 2009 4:43 pm

    Las Vegas:
    I’m getting a cut — a frickin’ pay cut tomorrow.
    Ten percent!
    We’re all getting one, thanks to our fearful union leader and his kiss-okole, hand-picked board.
    But I’m not bitter.

  150. mctruck February 7, 2009 4:59 pm

    Maybe union leader is getting pay-o-la unda da table ledat???!!

  151. Esme February 7, 2009 5:00 pm

    # Stephen Tsai:
    February 7th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    # Stephen Tsai:
    February 7th, 2009 at 4:20 pm Hey, Liz, I’ll be honest. While blog readers like certain players, some aren’t very, uh, reliable when it comes to showing up for things.
    However …
    During Colt’s first year, he came to my kid’s school. Signed autographs, played games, was largely ignored.
    The next year, Colt, Davone and Grice-Mullins showed up. More interest, but not a lot, mostly because UH hadn’t hit it big yet.
    The next year, they were huge. Everyone said, hey, can you get Colt? I’m like, you had your chance for two years.

    Uh, ST? What are you saying here? Are you saying certain people have been invited tonight? *gulp* Just checking.

  152. Esme February 7, 2009 5:10 pm

    # Stephen Tsai:
    February 7th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Las Vegas:
    I’m getting a cut — a frickin’ pay cut tomorrow.
    Ten percent!
    We’re all getting one, thanks to our fearful union leader and his kiss-okole, hand-picked board.
    But I’m not bitter.

    Yeah. For the pay cut tomorrow, my friend, let us drink and sing our cares away tonight. Almost K-Kall time!

  153. Jason February 7, 2009 5:16 pm

    Hide the Jäger bombs and apple martinis (along with the Crown Royal) …

  154. d1島 February 7, 2009 6:06 pm



    Successfully calculated sufficient qty of chix wings to survive samplin’ and leave an ample supply for KK potluck!
    Loading up soon and heading out.

    Will think of those off-island Tsaikos who couldn’t be there! (Well, at least I’m thinking of you folks right now anyway 😉 heheheh)

  155. Jason February 7, 2009 6:13 pm

    I finally got to see the UH baseball commercial the Leaheys were talking about yesterday. The new seats look awesome! And it was nice to see Coach Les with Coach Trap.

  156. Esme February 7, 2009 6:14 pm

    Hmm. I notice ST has not answered my question each time I have asked this over the past few days. Hmmmm …

    Aww, Jason, we’ll miss you! And all the other off-island Tsaikos.

    OK, KK folks, load em up and move ’em out … see ya there. :mrgreen:

  157. Stretch February 7, 2009 6:28 pm

    February 7th, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    Stretch might get in trouble with Stretchette. Do not get caught in the middle of that Cage Match.
    Beware the Asian Stink-Eye!!! </blockquote? no forget she korean, that kim chee temper is mean….

  158. bighilofan2inHnl February 7, 2009 6:30 pm

    Hello Tsaikos everywhere!

    News flash. Jack (in the box) was hit by a bus, taken to da hospital. den his nose wuz caught going into da CAT scan machine. maybe him an da boat going be on pro bowl tomorrow. :mrgreen: hope not. my cuz said day gonna do everyting to get it off tonite.

  159. bighilofan2inHnl February 7, 2009 6:32 pm

    maybe our singing gonna be soo outta sight dat… magical tings happen.


  160. Stretch February 7, 2009 6:36 pm

    try again…

    February 7th, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    Stretch might get in trouble with Stretchette. Do not get caught in the middle of that Cage Match.
    Beware the Asian Stink-Eye!!!

    no forget she korean, that kim chee temper is mean….

  161. wafan February 7, 2009 7:46 pm

    I guess the on-island Tsai-ko’s are at the KK by now.

    Tsaih. I wish I could be there.

  162. wafan February 7, 2009 7:58 pm

    I think if Stretch really ticked Stretchette off that would put the kibosh on his hopes of ever having any little Stretchs, Stretchers, Stretchings, Stretchlings, . . .

    Hmmmmm, would I rather have a Asian woman upset or angry at me for a long but slow release or a quick but firey release? Both will be painful. Long suffering or get it over with at one time.

    Does not sound like a good set of choices. Either will be agonizing.

    Note to self: do not tick off Asian women.

  163. jm2375 February 7, 2009 8:05 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!!

    So, who’s gonna help me hold down the fort while everybody else is at the KK?

    Off topic. OMG!! Kid went to Punyhou Carnival and tells me that rides were $4-$6. 😯 Remember when they were like 50 cents? I guess I shouldn’t complain about theme park admission prices.

  164. Jason February 7, 2009 8:14 pm

    I asked my math team kids if they were going to study over the weekend. They just looked at me weirdly, as one of them mentioned the Punahou Carnival.

    Meanwhile, I’ve never been to the Punahou Carnival. And I’m at home tonight, preparing math team materials.

  165. las vegas February 7, 2009 8:17 pm

    We feel your pain.
    Mrs LV had her hours cut, from 40 to 32 per week
    Before she worked 4 10s, now she goes in for 5 short days
    And she’s the fricken supervisor.

    Do not tick off Asian women
    (except gg, but that’s just too easy)

  166. el guapo February 7, 2009 8:18 pm

    Just got home from carnival, it was a nuthouse. Had a 15 minute wait for corn cause they ran out. Went to the Portuguese Bean Soup where there was a 45 minute wait. Finally got the corn and came home. Just going to do other stuffs until the basketball replay is on.

  167. jm2375 February 7, 2009 8:18 pm

    Jason – my daughter spent about $60 in 5 hours!!! It was her money, so ainokea too much. Her decision, her consequences.

  168. el guapo February 7, 2009 8:21 pm

    Jason, you not missing much.

    LV, worse thing is now she has 8 more hours each week to torture you. 😉

  169. las vegas February 7, 2009 8:23 pm

    el guapo,
    she calls from work too.
    curse that unlimited air time

  170. warriorfanny February 7, 2009 8:26 pm

    There are always primo HS and JUCO players who qualify LATE or fall through the cracks for one reason or another.
    Its like another recruitng season from now until summer.
    Hold on to the scholies…we need another DT or 2–remember we had 3 DL decommits.

  171. wafan February 7, 2009 8:26 pm

    So, Mrs. LV has more time for her favorite hobby?


    Yep, the evil and sinister laugh of LV’s torturer as she approches.

    I guess, LV, you just have that knack of upsetting GG. The other day is a good example. HA!

  172. not far away anymore February 7, 2009 8:30 pm

    Don’t read if you don’t want to know about the BB game.
    Men’s BB team is starting to come together. Great game tonight winning big over Idaho 71-49. Nitoto had a great game and Flemings had a couple of awesome dunks. Second game in a row that we cleared the bench at the end of the game. Woo hoo, go Warriors.
    We now return you to your regular programming.

  173. FloridaTed February 7, 2009 8:39 pm

    Yep, Nash caught on, less plays, more perfection. Hard to imagine losing by more than 20 at their place.

    Let’s hope they can translate all that to road games.

  174. las vegas February 7, 2009 8:42 pm

    I try my best to get gg’s goat.
    You never know what catches her attention though.

  175. john February 7, 2009 9:12 pm

    jason- what is your take on the trade of adam morrison of charlotte
    bobcats to LA lakers for vladimir radmanovic

  176. A-House February 7, 2009 9:13 pm

    Hello, young lovers where ever you are and all Tsaikos near and far:

    Looks like the Wahine and men’s BB teams are starting to jel and hopefully this translate to more wins here and on the road.

    Flemings seemed to be very disturbed the entire game even when he had the 2 tremendous dunks. Wonder what’s happening?

    It will be a slow night with many Tsaikos at the KK and game. There will be merriment and songs flowing from –geesh, cannot recall name of place.

  177. A-House February 7, 2009 9:22 pm

    Hello Faye Wai and Gigi:

    Hope you are continuing to “lurk” and enjoying all the comments, good and bad, from bloggers.

    And a belated Happy Birfday to 702 WarrioNation – looking forward to seeing you and Mrs come 9/18-19/09.

    Our best to Margo and Rich2176 – hope everything is going well for both of you.

    TY Aiea and Mrs, we will see you on 9/18 or 19/09 in LV.

    and you too, Florida Ted! this should be one hellva gathering for Tsaikos near and far.

    and 99Club too!

    Longdistance808, from Colorado, are you still with us?

    Hello Brew – Mrs A-House is happy you will be in LV for the game – she needs to study your face – actually, a picture will be very nice (of course only for our archives).

  178. Jason February 7, 2009 9:33 pm

    A-House: Flemings always has that game face on.

    john: I don’t really care much for the NBA, so I don’t keep track of stuff except the major players and the Pacers. I’m sure someone more qualified can answer your question, especially since I’m sure there are Laker fans here. I can say I’ve always had some partiality to Morrison just because he’s one of those athletes who plays sports despite battling diabetes.

  179. Garret February 7, 2009 9:34 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    Man called 911 because he felt like he was in danger, then he put the 911 operator on hold to make a drug deal!

  180. Garret February 7, 2009 9:34 pm

    9-year-old boy in Singapore designs and write iPhone applications–he learned computer programming when he was 7 and he already knows 7 languages.

  181. Garret February 7, 2009 9:35 pm

    IBM just posted strong financial results but is still laying off workers…and they actually sent out a memo to the laid off workers saying that they could take a job in India, China, Brazil, Russia, and some third world countries at the local pay rates (much less than what they made in the US). Some IBM workers have these options: move to another country for a much lower-paying job (and they will lose their severance package from IBM), move within the US at their own expense if IBM has a need elsewhere for their skills, or be fired and lose their severance package!

  182. Garret February 7, 2009 9:35 pm

    80% of medical research funding goes for 3 diseases, which means that a lot of other serious diseases do not have much funding to search for cures or treatment.

  183. Garret February 7, 2009 9:36 pm

    Items in FEMA food kits distributed to evacuees in Kentucky may contain the salmonella-tainted peanut butter.

  184. Garret February 7, 2009 9:36 pm

    Free play links pau.

  185. john February 7, 2009 9:39 pm

    ok, thanks jason.

  186. Ryan Azada February 7, 2009 10:16 pm

    The fun in college football has improved drastically for the University of Hawaii Warriors as evident by the large amount of signed to play! Also, I would love to see the Warriors secure more high school athletes than the Junior College athletes in the other sports as well because Hawaii has so much talent heading elsewhere! I’m glad that Coach Mac opened the road to “Laie – Kahuku High School” because we could never obtained any blue chippers from that side of Oahu for many years! I’m glad that Athletic Director, Jim Donovan, has expanded the recruiting budget because we came very close in landing Iuta Tepa and Stanjirivus McKay to UH along with the other local and non-local talent as well! Therefore, Coach Mac has not relented their football recruiting efforts as their moving into overtime!

  187. L10pc February 7, 2009 10:38 pm

    Hope everyone’s having fun at the KK! Mainly lurking lately since got some family issues here. Guess I’ll check out SteveM’s website later to see some pics!

  188. jm2375 February 7, 2009 10:45 pm

    bb replay on.

  189. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 11:01 pm

    L10pc- awww… sorry you are missing the KK… 🙁 Prayers for you and your family.

    I’m back from the Burns Supper. Another great evening of Rotary fellowship and good fun!

  190. bighilofan2inHnl February 7, 2009 11:14 pm

    Hiya Tsaikos.

    just back from the KK. great fun!!! 42 at last count incl Warrior Mojo, Stretch, ette, AJoe,Asports,GNalo, Ralph, Esme(singing her heine off) ST, Kekoa, Mrs. ruffntuff, JJ, LTUHF, Midnite, Pride, Rickynwife,an a whole bunch more. great singing, great fun,

    but the best fun and insight was about James Donovan and Captain

    So Jimmy D, you got on E Bolla and look how he was up and in da face and da wife was in da face and look how they did. did you fall off your chair as they won???? it was about time dat da man got off his chair and started coaching, acting like he was da coach..

    and you gotta do da same with Ron and Cal and MackPac. doze buggas too comfortable. in da zone. gotta get back to coaching. motivating. yelling. making tings happen.

    More tomrorrow, too much to talk about. I stay tired now, too much fun.

    and doze of you cat can see da boat from your house, look for da canoe in da early am, about 8:30 tryin for maneuver alongside da Prince Royale.. 😀

    day see us coming, dat bugga coming off da reef. :mrgreen:

    Go Warriors!!!

  191. jm2375 February 7, 2009 11:15 pm

    Hi Liz!! Have fun tomorrow. How long you staying?

  192. bighilofan2inHnl February 7, 2009 11:18 pm


    dats what I’m talking about. not staying comfortable in your skin.

    its all about da scrap! you gotta scrap. or stay home.

  193. jm2375 February 7, 2009 11:18 pm

    So, bhf2 going wake up da fishes tomorrow in PH instead of da chikkens in Keaau? 😆 🙄

  194. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 7, 2009 11:29 pm

    jm2375- just flying in for the game and leaving on the 9:45 flt. back to Kauai.

    I saw tunalvr tonight at our Robert Burns Supper. I posted it on my blog while I upload videos (zzzzz).

    ST- Thanks for the perspective on Colt and dreds. I still hope they will come hang with us on the 21st. Re your job and salary, etc., karma is karma. HA would do much to help themselves by helping the people that make the company what it is. Without you guys, it’s another tabloid with TV videos.

  195. jm2375 February 7, 2009 11:55 pm

    Congrats to the men’s bb team for another great game!!

    Congrats also to the Pac-Five girls soccer team for capturing the D-II State Championship!! Go Wolfpack!!!

  196. las vegas February 7, 2009 11:57 pm

    being that this is the first day in over a week
    that I have posted, lets hit 200+

  197. las vegas February 8, 2009 12:00 am

    Condolences to my dad, his dog Rocky has gone to meet
    his canine maker in the sky.
    To Rocky, Good Boy!!!

  198. jm2375 February 8, 2009 12:01 am

    ST – check your UH email.

  199. jm2375 February 8, 2009 12:02 am

    got your back, lv. Condolences to your dad. A loss of a pet is always hard.

  200. las vegas February 8, 2009 12:10 am

    Watch out Waikiki, my younger sis and her trailor park boyfriend are coming!
    What? trailor park bf is a mean thing to say?
    Sounds mean, but true, born in a tp, lived most of his life in a tp, when he moved into a house with my sis, he was amazed that the home did not rock when the wind blew.
    He walked around the house 4 times looking for the wheels.

    He’s alright though, treats sis well and the dog loves him.
    His first airline flight on Friday, his bibidees may be stained by the time he reaches HNL.

  201. las vegas February 8, 2009 12:11 am

    Thanks jmnumbers

  202. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 8, 2009 12:11 am

    las vegas- yes, good boy, Rocky!

    Congrats to the Kapaa girls’ soccer team who emerged from nowhere to play in the championship game!

    Nitey nite and Sweet ProBowl Warrior Dreams!

  203. las vegas February 8, 2009 12:16 am

    Congrats on the upcoming wedding of
    HPD Patrolman Robert Sakura and his lovely fiancee Janice
    may you be honeymooners forever.

    Be careful and be safe out there Bobby

  204. las vegas February 8, 2009 12:17 am

    thanks Liz

  205. L10pc February 8, 2009 12:24 am

    Hi Liz…thanks for the prayers…appreciate it. 🙂

  206. jm2375 February 8, 2009 12:27 am

    lv – don’t do it!!! back away from the bottle slowly, then have the dog put it in the rubbish can. 🙂

  207. las vegas February 8, 2009 12:31 am

    just kidding, I got better stuff, but I wonder when I lost this.
    ‘Script is from 2005, we moved into this house in 2007
    Did the dog have it all this time?, what else does he have?
    I hope he doesn’t get into the really bad stuff.
    D.A.R.E. where are you?

  208. las vegas February 8, 2009 12:36 am

    I never trusted this dog, he never barks and he stand around the corner and goes, ppssst, pssst

  209. jm2375 February 8, 2009 12:47 am

    lv – :mrgreen: 😆

    OK, bb replay pau. time to go nene. See ya in the am.

  210. niho mano February 8, 2009 12:59 am

    great game by the mens basketball team, thats how to hustle…go warriors!!!

  211. saintlouisgrad03 February 8, 2009 1:01 am

    mr. tsai,
    i would love to see some recent recruits on your show. I would love to see bill stuzman. he and his bro are pretty good guys and i would love to pick his brain why he pick uh over pack-10. pretty cool. hawaii owes this kid. he gave up a lot in my mind. i would have went to pack-10

  212. SteveM February 8, 2009 2:39 am

    The first two Krazy Karaoke nights we booked 4 hours and extended to 5 hours. This time Stretch booked 5 hours…and when I left, some people were taking up a collection to go 6…

    …maybe it’s been too long since our last BIG karaoke call in August. 😐

    Special thanks to Stretch who financed the (sizable) deposits and made final payment.

    Thanks to d1shima who handled the song request inputs.

    A big mahalo to Esme for keeping her moms in line… and “no, homey belongs to us so he better not be missing on Monday.”

    Big thanks to LK and Addahknowsports for the Tsai-ko name tags and the clever mini Tsai-ko ID tag to place on bottles (one possible use anyway). The names were taken from the RSVP list…as usual.

    Yes, that great “Lady Love” singer was Iwonderwhytheyhateme…another Genji secret making his Big KK debut. He also sings Japanese and will probably be on las vegas’s enka team later this month… 🙂 Another smashing debut performance came from Annoddahdave — wow!

    Great night catching up with everyone!
    We gotta do this again soon!
    Nah, we are doing this again soon…couple weeks. 🙂

  213. wafan February 8, 2009 6:08 am

    Good morning all!

  214. wafan February 8, 2009 6:11 am

    whispering . . . Oops. Sorry did not mean to be so loud.


    Looks like there are KK survivors out there.

  215. bighilofan2inHnl February 8, 2009 6:21 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    SteveM. thank you. great party.
    the comradeship was fabulous as usual.
    and da kau kau was plenty and excellent.

    Koakane made doze humungous pork hashes. gotta be 3 in 1.
    gas makers for sure. i had to move into da next room, da opu wuz churning. i tink when you mix dat wit wine, da winna is pftttt..pau!

    i gotta learn fo drink mo watah. thanks fo a good time. 😀

  216. bighilofan2inHnl February 8, 2009 6:27 am

    drove around lower campus around 4pm. saw the Oklahoma Sooners girls softball team warming up, along with da UH – wadda I call em, Warriors? 😀 many of our girls looked fit!

    but the thing that impressed me most about lower campus was looking at the Cooke Ching Complex. the field looks spiffy, especially with alot of UH kids using it. they were mostly on the track, but some were on the field too. and i couldn’t see who was on the makai side, standing on the 30, but he was flinging the ball, must be 40 yards in the air, and 2 guyz wuz alternating, running to catch the things. one receiver wasn’t too good, one was looking real good. the qb wasn’t GA, i dunno who he wuz, but he was flinging.

  217. d1島 February 8, 2009 6:50 am

    Great Morning All!

    Big MAHALO to Stretch and SteveM for making the arrangements for another awesome Karaoke Kall!

    Very nice to see Esme and her Moms. (appearing at a mall near you)

    Big shout out to Diane for enduring the pain (in her ears, too!) to come out last night. It was great to see her with Kekoa.

    Don’t want to break the “what happens at KKall, stays at KKall” rule but….
    low, low, low, low, low, low 😆

    Inputting the songs was no problem but once things got rolling it was hard to let folks know that with a song queue that was 30+ deep their tune would be coming up sometime on Tuesday morning! 😯

    Sorry we had to miss out on IWWTHM and AnnodahDave’s crooning but I gotta….


  218. bighilofan2inHnl February 8, 2009 6:59 am

    i wuz talking to a very wize Tsako last nite.

    and we wuz talking about how we need brilliant coaching to develop our Warriors to achieve their very best potentials.

    and the name Joe Onosai, AD, football coach and Mr. Everything at Word of Life HS. Mr. Charasmatic. Mr. Motivation. Mr. Wonderful.
    He is the bomb for the boys and girls at da Word. They listen to him. They respect him. He motivates them. He makes them overachieve.
    and his #2 girl plays UH now.

    I hope Coach Mack and the coaches don’t, how they say, think about not making waves. To be a big time program, everybody gotta do their part. In all the parts. This includes the coaches. Don’t care if they watch the game from the sidelines, or up in the booth. To each coach, you gotta project power. Like Mr. Onosai.

    This year starts now, and its Coach job to look everybody in the eye and believe he can do “it” and make his team believe he can do it. Like Mr. Onosai. I’ll say this for you, Coach McMackin. You’re on the right path.
    Good luck, and keep going! We’re pulling for you.

    Go Warriors!

  219. wafan February 8, 2009 7:10 am

    Hey! Two survivors!!! Looks like you guys had a good time last night.

    Uhhhhh, bhf2. Could you move a little more down wind?


  220. homey ℞ February 8, 2009 7:22 am

    Koakane was delivered safely @ approximately 2:50 a.m. …

    Time for dog training, TTYTL.

  221. bighilofan2inHnl February 8, 2009 7:22 am

    Coach, you did great with Tony Tuioti. he projects power. we can give this year’s recruiting class any kind grade, the main thing is that the people have hope, we think Tony did a good job, we no care if Wade or Stan or Manti or any of the other guyz going away. no can keep em all, gotta respect their desire, and let em go. we happy with the ones we got, and kept, and the attitude is that fewer and fewer of the top gonna want to get off the rock down the road.

    gotta do the same with the other coaches – Cal, Ron, Brian, Rich, George. None of em can look like deer in the headlights this year. coaches gotta make the game time adjustments. real time. right now. We gotta feel that the people you have in charge can make those kind of adjustments. coaches gotta be watching video, just like the best players. they gotta know that if the opponent is doing this, then we gotta be doing that. they gotta know that and react like that. if they cannot react real time, like change the player lineup or change the this or the that, then its time to say “move aside shallow water, let the big sea roll in.” you gotta motivate them all coach. make like Jimmy D did to Ebolla. da bugga actually stood up on the sidelines for most of the game and was coaching.

  222. bighilofan2inHnl February 8, 2009 7:25 am


    and pffttttt to you too. 😆

  223. bighilofan2inHnl February 8, 2009 7:30 am

    okay, time to go play, 😯 at da plane ship,
    da plane ship. 😀

    enjoy da pro bowl, gang!

    hi ho hi ho.

  224. wafan February 8, 2009 7:34 am

    Rob25 . . .

    Did you read the article in today’s paper? Is that the unit your husband is in?

    It is good they got the better armour. Looks like they are doing well.

    Best of luck to all the guys and gals over there!

  225. wafan February 8, 2009 7:37 am

    Salmon farts are mean.

    Those buggahs fight their way up wind.

  226. Da Punchbowl Kid February 8, 2009 9:03 am

    Good morning all! 🙂

    Glad to see y’all had fun at the CC!

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    That trick usually works… 😳

  238. Kekoa February 8, 2009 9:10 am

    Good Morning All…Let’s review, shall we?

    ST ~ Remains the undisputed owner of “The Lion Sleeps Tonite!” Be honest folks. Wasn’t that the most polished version of ‘Lion’ that we have heard yet? Even the screechy parts were as smooth as a new born baby’s okole!

    I wonder if he could team with Nalani on “Poetry Man?” on the 21st?

    StevenM & Stretch ~ You two have developed a stable of stars that would rival Barry Gordy at Motown. Thanks for the set up and all that you do to promote another great gathering of the ohana.

    Esme! ~ All I can say is…“Mama said there’d by days like this, there’d be days like this my mama said!”

    UHFan808 is still the proud owner of “Funky Cold Medina!”
    Thank you for treating us to another sassy version of the classic hit.

    Pride reached into his Golden Oldies bag and pulled out his “One in a Million” Lady Love song – which he didn’t waste any time testing the bass levels with. One day, I’d like him to showcase that beautiful falsetto voice he has. It leaves you with no doubt that he is indeed the grandson of ‘our’ Aunty Genoa.

    Be back in a few minutes, gotta take care of my roomie…

  239. Da Punchbowl Kid February 8, 2009 9:13 am

    Any way, isn’t it kind of cool to notice that “nowhere” can also read as “now here”? That’s really deep. I’m gonna go ponder that concept for a few hours.

  240. Da Punchbowl Kid February 8, 2009 9:15 am

    Howzit Kekoa!

  241. Kazz February 8, 2009 9:28 am

    Ok.. looks like only Kekoa survived the CC last night. 😯

  242. LizKauai (iPhone) February 8, 2009 9:46 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Mmmm. KK reports are sweeeet! Looking forward to the smooth las vegas tones in a couple of weeks!

    Mrs bhf2 and I will be in our burgandy jerseys getting a suntan soon. Woo hoo! After 20 years- finally get to see NFL players up close and personal!

  243. curveball February 8, 2009 9:54 am

    Report from my friend on the oil recovery ship Clean Islands….The Navy ship is still stuck, real stuck…

  244. Mei Ling February 8, 2009 10:04 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    It was fun seeing everyone at the KK last night.

    MsLiz & Kymri, have fun at the game. I’m still up in the air about going there to look for a ticket before game time. Is the game going to be broadcast, really?

  245. NorthShoreFan February 8, 2009 10:09 am

    Guuud Morning Tsai-kos…
    Big Mahalo Shout out to SteveM-Stretch-D1 for the coordination of the KK lst night. Our first KK and it was great!
    Met some cool people last night and hope to see you all guys at the next one.
    Diane, Mahalo for gracing the group with your presence. It was great to meet you guys.

    Garret, mahalos for the post on IBM yesterday. IIRC, IBM was the guys who started getting rid of senior employees to trim cost. Most of the senior talent went to other rival companies and IBM started to slide.
    Now they come up with some real “outside the box” ideas huh?
    Anyhoo, this is the face of the global economy. Hopefullyone day , we would be able to move all over the world and not diminish the quality of life. Like just moving to another city for a new job…yeah right!

    Anyhoo, have a good one everyone…O&O

  246. Kazz February 8, 2009 10:19 am

    So, I heard there is some kind of game today?

    Flag football near the K-Mart in Salt Lake I think… 😆

  247. Mei Ling February 8, 2009 10:29 am

    Oops! Sorry, it wasn’t Kymri but Mrs. BHF2 who’s going to the game w/ LizK. Have fun! Saw the Big Hilo Man last night briefly. I need to send him a pic of Kapua I have from the last lu’au at NAU.

    Looks like I’m gonna watch the game at home. Enjoy the wonderful weather in Hawai’i nei!

  248. Stretch February 8, 2009 11:07 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Thanks for everyone who came out last night, including Esme’s mama’s. They were officially initiated into the Tsaiko’s with their shot of CR.

    It’s going to be a lazy day for me. See you guys later.

  249. Rob25 February 8, 2009 11:17 am


    Frank is with the 1st of the 299th. They do the longer missions up North. They all said the same thing as the one soldier who said that they’d rather be out on a mission because it is so boring when they are at Buehring…and the food sucks there and is better up North.

    OK, now that I have told you, I have to k*** you because you know too much. Sounds sort of Daniel Craig huh? Just kidding…don’t want to have an incident like Kekoa.

    Frank says hello to all!

  250. Rob25 February 8, 2009 11:21 am

    Just another normal day for Stretch I see….me too. (:|

    Thanks Stretch and SteveM, had a great time.

    What’s next?

  251. Committed Road Warrior February 8, 2009 11:39 am

    Everyone still hung over from last night?

  252. labrat February 8, 2009 11:41 am

    Just saw Navy boat. The bugga is stuck and listing. Looks like this is going to cost the taxpayers milliions. Maybe the Navy should ask the Coast Guard for help. Those cutters have twin jet engines.

  253. Long Time UH Fan February 8, 2009 11:45 am

    OK, I survived the Big Karaoke Kall…

    Many thanks to Stretch, SteveM for coordinating the big shindig, to d1Shima for inputting all the songs, to Koakane and SteveM for carrying this old man’s cooler to and from the car, to all the people who attended the KK– especially the newcomers, to Esme’s youthful bunch, and to my cuzn, Pride. and Midnight for keeping me company with great stories and songs. Mahalo. It was a great experience. And yes the Lion was in great Low form last night. 😉

  254. Rob25 February 8, 2009 11:48 am

    OK who brought the rice krispy treats…those were the bomb! 😯

  255. Mei Ling February 8, 2009 11:52 am

    Ahhh, the kope has kicked in & football is on the tv… When I lived on the mainland, I would watch the Pro Bowl to see shots of Hawai’i nei. What beautiful weather today to show the folks on the mainland.

    Mahalo nui loa to Stretch & SteveM for organizing the KK last night. That shot of CR was smooth… and so was Pride. …

  256. jm2375 February 8, 2009 11:57 am

    Good morning/afternoon Tsai-kos!!

    I see we have some survivors from last night’s KK!! ST replied to my email at 2:45am, so he’s still probably examining the inside of his eyelids… 😀

    ST – if you have a 10% pay cut, does that mean you do 10% less work?

    Guys, the question I asked yesterday about coverage of Friday’s Wahine bb game was not rhetorical. Any comments?

  257. jm2375 February 8, 2009 11:59 am

    BTW – what treats did Kekoa bring to the KK? Just checking.

  258. Rob25 February 8, 2009 12:17 pm


    What happens at the KK stays at the KK! 🙂

  259. Kekoa February 8, 2009 12:17 pm

    Hi jm2375!

    I brought the original Portuguse Malasadas fresh from my backyard brick oven!

    I’m watching the Pro Bowl from home today in silent protest of their leaving the islands next year. Actually Pops bought them from the 1981 game and just kept reordering every year. I hope some poor fan from Podunk Minnetonka’s frozen tundra is enjoying it.

  260. jm2375 February 8, 2009 12:25 pm

    Kekoa – darn, missed your treats again. oh well. *tsaigh* How’d the tile work in the clubhouse turn out?

  261. Esme February 8, 2009 1:13 pm

    Rob, you talking about those rice krispie/pretzel treats with the white chocolate? If so … that was one of my mamas, Colomaohana. She brings that to every gathering. I always have to eat at least three. 😆

  262. Esme February 8, 2009 1:15 pm

    Anyway … hi, gang! Hi, ST! Thank you to all for last night! I am writing on deadline right now, but definitely will write a more detailed THANK YOU later … just wanted to say hullo for now, and say that I’m still smiling about the great time last night. 😀 ~e.

  263. Mia February 8, 2009 1:47 pm

    Hello everyone! I’m one of Esme’s mamas and I just wanted to say thank you all for being such wonderful hosts last night at KK! We had a great time and you’re a fabulous bunch of people! Colomaohana and I were thinking of some fun uses for our new drinkie markers, hehe…Thank you sooo much!!

  264. Kazz February 8, 2009 2:04 pm


    February 8th, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    Hi jm2375!

    I brought the original Portuguse Malasadas fresh from my backyard brick oven!

    I’m watching the Pro Bowl from home today in silent protest of their leaving the islands next year. Actually Pops bought them from the 1981 game and just kept reordering every year. I hope some poor fan from Podunk Minnetonka’s frozen tundra is enjoying it.

    Kekoa sir, the better protest is to not watch it at all.

    But then again I am at work… 🙁

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  267. Rob25 February 8, 2009 2:23 pm

    Thanks for the infor Esme…they were so good and I didn’t even get a whole one! 👿

  268. Cindy February 8, 2009 10:07 pm

    Hey Gang! One of Esme’s moms here. Husb and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening with you all even though I had a sore throat. The shot of CR helped it a bit, LOL! You are a great bunch to be with!

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