Colt has faith in Warriors

Colt Brennan said he follows the Warriors closely, and is confident the offense will bounce back in Saturday’s game against San Jose State.
“We’ve gotta get our groove,” Brennan said.
Brennan’s parents, Terry and Betsy, will be attending the UH game.
Meanwhile, Colt’s Redskins will be playing the Dallas Cowboys.

* * *

Tyler Graunke threw during 7-on-7 drills today, but was held out of team drills to rest his sore right hand.
Head coach Greg McMackin said he does not want to rush back Graunke, but that he is on a suitable timetable in preparation for Saturday’s game against San Jose State.
Graunke said his wrist still is tender when he throws. But he said he expects to play “all four quarters” against the Spartans.

* * *

Right tackle Keoni Steinhoff resumed practicing today.
He has a fractured index finger on his left hand. He suffered the injury during practice last week. He will start against San Jose State.

* * *

Running back David Farmer, who has recovered from a sprained MCL, competed in 7-on-7 and team drills today.

* * *

Greg McMackin said he is closing practices to the public for the rest of this week. Reporters still will be allowed to attend.

* * *

Reader Kyle Tatsumoto alerts us to this story from the S.F. Chronicle:
Isaac Sopoaga – The defensive lineman was “very active” in the pass rush, Nolan said. “Although he didn’t get any sacks, he pushed the guard back and even the tackle a couple times back into the quarterback’s face, where he got his hand up, and that caused a bad throw or two.”
As part of the locker-room celebration, Sopoaga performed a Haka dance while his teammates chanted, repeating the scene that ended Friday’s practice. “If I have Isaac break down the huddle again, I’m sure they’ll make darn sure he does the dance,” Nolan said.


  1. expat September 23, 2008 9:35 am


  2. expat September 23, 2008 9:38 am

    It would be great to have a QB, any QB, start and finish a game. That would be a step in the right direction.

  3. expat September 23, 2008 9:39 am

    is this the expat show?

  4. expat September 23, 2008 9:40 am

    I’m taking advantage ’cause I have never even been in the top ten before

  5. ryan September 23, 2008 9:40 am

    ST, was Letuli practicing today?

  6. localboy18 September 23, 2008 9:43 am


  7. Pete_Jek September 23, 2008 9:49 am

    7th? 8th? 9th? 10th?

  8. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 9:55 am

    Woo hoo…top ten

  9. Waipio Warrior September 23, 2008 9:56 am


  10. Bowzo's Rule September 23, 2008 9:56 am


  11. Stretch September 23, 2008 9:57 am

    ryan – letuli was practicing today

  12. Waipio Warrior September 23, 2008 9:59 am

    Wassup Warrior fans! I sure am glad that there is still a place we can come where the Warrior fans have not jumped off the band wagon. Keep it up guys. Warrior fan for life!!!!!

  13. Pete_Jek September 23, 2008 9:59 am

    Farmer’s return will most definitely help improve the Warriors’ pass protection. And they’ll need that against the best D in the WAC. If the passing game is on, the Warriors will tough out a win. If the o-line doesn’t perform, another loss.

    The receivers have to step up as well. Salas has performed the best so far among the wideouts, Washington among the slots. Lane’s the one with the most game experience, so he needs to step up. And Bain has to slime his hands with glue b/c the balls keep dropping.

    If the offense clicks, then the defense will follow suit and make plays, create turnovers, and put pressure on the young SJSU o-line. Everything will fall into place, and UH will chase down another WAC Championship.

    But it all starts with the o-line. The tempo of the offense depends on their ability to give their QB time to make his reads and pass the ball. This will open up more opportunities to execute some running plays and blend the offense into a more-balanced offensive machine.

  14. Waipio Warrior September 23, 2008 10:00 am

    Was Jake Huen practicing today ?

  15. Hoohiki September 23, 2008 10:00 am

    I’m getting a little nervous about this weekends game. Our team’s pretty banged up and San Jose’s got some momentum. Reading Ferd’s column doesn’t help either. We’ve just got to win this game!!! C’mon Warriors, dig deep!!

  16. Pride. September 23, 2008 10:03 am

    Stretch. How did Letuli look. Does he look like he is ready to play?

  17. Committed Road Warrior September 23, 2008 10:03 am

    Good news regarding Steinhoff and Farmer.

  18. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 10:03 am

    Hoohiki…what year did your brother grad from DMHS???

  19. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 10:05 am

    Shout out to Ryan for asking the important question in #5.

    But Stretch, how did you get such a detailed report about today’s practice, LOL?

  20. Stretch September 23, 2008 10:05 am

    pride – he was moving around okay but didn’t keep an eye specifically on the line.

  21. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:06 am


  22. Stretch September 23, 2008 10:08 am

    WMojo – I was able to talk to ST before he starts class at 1045. Got additional info from SJ & myki. If you guys have any other questions, ask away, but you will have to pay for my cell phone minutes while I track down the answers.

  23. Stretch September 23, 2008 10:11 am

    WapioWarrior – that is a question that ST, SJ or myki has to answer.

  24. kakaako moke September 23, 2008 10:12 am

    Da knee feels good. Ready to party…I mean ready for the game.

  25. Waipio Warrior September 23, 2008 10:13 am

    Thanks Stretch.

  26. Bulla September 23, 2008 10:14 am

    Go Warriors

    SJSU will be more ready than ready for UH. Tomey is a great coach, and he will get every ounce of effort from his players, just ask Pride 🙂

    Warriors are going to have to dig deep, man up, and show SJSU what they are made of.

  27. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:17 am

    Pride., will Tomey get every ounce of effort from his players?

  28. Stretch September 23, 2008 10:24 am

    homey – that would be A LOT of effort…..

  29. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:31 am

    I kinda browsed over yesterday’s blog topic and noticed a post about a device that cools your blood through the wrist. It looks like a mini air conditioner that surrounds your wrist. It costs around $2000 for that thing! What’s the difference of putting your wrist and forearms in ice cold water? Seems a lot cheaper.


  30. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:33 am

    Stretch – for a person like you I would think you would have unlimited minutes, texting, and web access. I’m sure you must get texted thousands of times a day by UHfan808. 😆

  31. Jason September 23, 2008 10:34 am

    I doubt it’ll hurt Steinhoff, but I don’t want to hear about any more linemen getting hurt. We are really running out of depth there. Getting Letuli back will be huge.

    Someone said we need 30,000 this week in Aloha Stadium. I say we need 40,000+. Let’s show the players and coaches that the fans support them as the third aspect of the football team. But I might be preaching to the choir here. Still, encourage everyone you know to be there.

  32. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:36 am

    I was happening to be watching KGMB news and a sportscaster (male) pronounced Graunke, Grun-kee…

    Speaking of Graunke, both his wrist and thumb are injured?

  33. Stretch September 23, 2008 10:37 am

    homey – no messages from UHFan808, I am not lucky like you….

  34. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:38 am

    Jason – Would you know what the attendance for the Weber St. game was?

  35. Stretch September 23, 2008 10:42 am

    homey – 39,446. not sure if that is tickets issued or actual attendance.

  36. g-nalo September 23, 2008 10:42 am

    good morning Warrior “junkies”.

    thats my post for today cause real busy at work, unlike others………ahem………

    Warriors 34, SJS 31

  37. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:43 am

    Stretch – It’s not lucky when one of the text is a picture text with Chawan in it.

  38. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:45 am

    Stretch – thanks for the count. From my vantage point I thought there were at least 35K. But then again I wasn’t paying attention to the yellow section.

  39. Stretch September 23, 2008 10:46 am

    homey – why is she taking pictures of chawan??!!??!!??

  40. BigWave96744 September 23, 2008 10:46 am

    Happy Birthday to Kauai Boy Kenny Estes… The big 2-0

  41. 808flowmaster September 23, 2008 10:49 am

    Although I would hope for more, I don’t realistically see more than 33,000 actual attendance for this Saturday. It’s just the mentality of the wishy-washy Hawaii fans, plus the nature of the economy. We’re 1-2 and playing a non-marquee team. We have no real superstars that have attracted a followin (though we have a ton of studs playing on D) like Colt, Davone, RGM and Rivers. You’ll get all the die hards in the stands, but not the casual interest fans. Unfortunate really. We’d almost be better off with a smaller stadium that seats around 40,000 and was more intimate. It would probably be more intimidating to visiting teams.

  42. Kazz September 23, 2008 10:51 am

    Waipio Warrior,

    You play soccer? 😉

  43. Kazz September 23, 2008 10:53 am

    30K? I agree with Jason, we need 40K like the Weber State game.

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid September 23, 2008 10:54 am

    Howzit kaka’ako moke! How you been? Long time no see!

  45. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:55 am

    Stretch – She’s just camera and text happy…I guess.

  46. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 10:57 am

    7-on-7 drills…how long does the QB have before making his throw?

  47. Kazz September 23, 2008 11:00 am


    Until they blow the whistle to simulate a sack I think.

  48. BigWave96744 September 23, 2008 11:03 am

    I’m going on record and saying if Coach McBride can fire up the boys to play 4 qtrs like they played the first half of the Hawaii game, they will go into Salt Lake City and knock Utah off the BCS Train…

    No Jet Lag, lots of emotion riding high on this Saturday’s game…
    You sending the Beast up some ZipPacks????

    GO Wildcats…
    Weber St 48 – Utah 45 OT

  49. da princess' classmate September 23, 2008 11:04 am

    actual attendance for weber was like 36k so 39-40k for dick tomey and the opening of the wac schedule aint out of the realm of possibility

  50. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 11:06 am

    Kazz – How many seconds is that? I can see where all QB’s should do fairly well in this drill as well as the defense practicing its pass coverage. The thing that’s hard to tell is pocket presence. How will the QB adjust to pressure? Maybe they should go 8-on-8 to at least have 2 rushers on the QB. I think this would improve individual O-line and D-line techniques. But then again I’m not a coach or even a casual observer like Stretch.

  51. Stretch September 23, 2008 11:08 am

    homey ⑤:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 11:06 am
    But then again I’m not a coach or even a casual observer like Stretch.

    just a casual and careful listener when the phone call comes when practice is complete.

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid September 23, 2008 11:11 am

    I agree. Mebbe they should fling stuff at ’em like Zorn does with the ‘Skins QBs.

  53. Kekoa September 23, 2008 11:12 am

    Homey ~ In the time it takes for him to say, ‘UHFan808’ the QB should be rid of the ball during 7-on-7 drills. On the 11’s, he should be able to add the evil twin to that statement.

  54. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 11:14 am

    Kazz/Jason…I’m the one that mentioned at least 30,000 fans need to show up. I may be cynical but I think Hawaii fans (not the ones on this site) in general are very wishy, washy in their support of a team. I remember watching Pride and Jim Donovan play when I was just a young buck and can remember averaging over 40,000 per game. However, even back than, you could always tell if Hawaii was winning or losing by looking at the crowds. If remember one game where Hawaii had like 47,000 “fans” in the stadium (and it wasn’t for a BYU game because those were always 50,000), and this was when they gave the actual turnstile counts, and we lost. The very next week, turnstile count dropped to less than 40,000. We won that week, and two weeks later, turnstile count went up again to well over 40,000.

    This is unlike schools like USC, UCLA, ND, Michigan, MSU, Penn St. etc. that constantly sell out…no matter what their record.

    No matter…it is time for the Hawaii fans to show their support and show up…40,000 if possible…and I would like to see that as well.

  55. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 11:15 am

    Hey..homey…I too was in the yellow section and thought the crowd was a good size for the Weber game. Didn’t see any shenanigans in the yellow section though…..LOL

  56. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 11:17 am

    Kekoa – I don’t know about that, I mean DPK could probably scream UHfan808Midori in under 2 seconds!

    DPK – How you doing my man!!!

  57. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 11:20 am

    (J)J – You mean no one was holding a shillelagh in the yellow section?

  58. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 11:21 am

    who’s taking pictures of me and when? hopefully its a good picture and nothing black-mailable.

  59. Kekoa September 23, 2008 11:26 am

    Homey ~ DPK would sing it in falsetto style, so that would give him at least 4 secs. You can never underestimate the power of the da kid!

  60. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 11:27 am

    chawan – sheesh! what? your ear was itchy? 😆

  61. FloridaTed September 23, 2008 11:30 am

    Hi, again, gang,

    I’m a little nervous about Graunke. Sure, he says he’ll play, but if he’s not 100% it would be trouble. Noone can throw accurately without proper grip pressure.

    So, I hope he”ll get some practices in before the game and play at least 95%.

    I ask again, is it legal to give him a cortizone shot before the game or might that numb his hand too much? That wouldn’t be too good either.

  62. ryan September 23, 2008 11:31 am

    sounds like the rest of the practices this week are closed

  63. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 11:34 am

    It’s time for the Warriors DB’s to play mano-a-mano and shut down the SJSU passing attack.

  64. Hoohiki September 23, 2008 11:34 am

    (Jesse)James…My brother graduated from Damien HS in 1999. I always wondered what the heck was “Viriliter Age” (I pronounced it ayj). To this day, I still have no idea and I’m sure my brother has told me.

  65. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 11:37 am

    FT – Cortisone is a legal steroid so I wouldn’t see why they couldn’t use it if he needs it. But then again I don’t know the NCAA rules.

  66. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 11:39 am

    who’s taking pictures of me and when? hopefully its a good picture and nothing black-mailable.

    Do you even do things that you could be blackmailed for?

    Actually, make that, “Do you even do things for which you could be blackmailed?” Nothing dangling for me.

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid September 23, 2008 11:41 am

    Homey and Kekoa-

    Flattery will get you everywhere.

    homey, I have a lingering flu thingy goin’, other wise I am fine.

    Is there a CC with Colt’s dad this friday?

  68. Hoohiki September 23, 2008 11:44 am

    Florida Ted…As a health professional, I would think that cortisone which is not a controlled substance, shouldn’t be illegal because it’s just an anti-inflammatory. It’s immediate acting if given intra-articular and it is a quick fix. It is a steroid but not the banned one. But who knows how the NCAA sees it. Didn’t they inject Colt with it for his ankle injury. It actually does more damage than good afterwards.

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid September 23, 2008 11:44 am


    Some steroid shots will just eliminate pain and inflammation without numbing. It sounds like he could use one.

  70. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 11:55 am

    Okay, which one of you guys passed my email addy to the Adam & Eve website??? chawan? Jason?

    Ryan – practices will be closed the remainder of the week? Hmmm, practicing more plays from under center? Practicing the Miami Dolphins offense? I wonder what is under Coach Lee’s sleeve? Trick plays?

  71. jojo ® September 23, 2008 12:03 pm

    sorry homey, guilty as charged

  72. Jason September 23, 2008 12:03 pm

    Turnstile attendance for the Weber St game was 36,247.

  73. Bulla September 23, 2008 12:06 pm

    aloha Tsaikos,

    Big Wave, mahalo for the props #48 post. However, Utah is ranked #17 currently and it will be a tall order to fill.

    I will be there to cheer the Wildcats on, in a stadium filled with Red, there will still be Purple People Eaters out there, haha.

    No Zip Pacs, but definitely some fresh poke from us. We got to catch the Sacramento State game this past Saturday; Higgins was awesome, 4 TD passes, rushed for 1 TD, and 380 yds….made Offensive player of the week…..again! Defense played well, the Beast is doing his thing, took out the starting QB on a sack/assist. ouch

    Go warriors against SJSU, but be ready, Coach Tomey plays one way…to win!



  74. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 12:07 pm

    jojo – 😆 Well in that case thanks, interesting specials going on right now!

  75. da princess' classmate September 23, 2008 12:09 pm

    practices closed da rest of da week…tyler’s injury more serious than originally thought or like homey was saying practicing “different” plays

  76. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 12:13 pm

    Jason – Looked like it was a good turnout. Hopefully, more will come this weekend. Kudos to the south end zone fans for trying to get a wave going.

  77. jojo ® September 23, 2008 12:17 pm

    I think more people will come out to this game. Most of my friends from Maui will be here to watch this game, and I think that will add significantly.

  78. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 12:17 pm

    FWIW, regular unleaded gasoline at Costco is $3.81 a gallon.

  79. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 12:19 pm

    Does that mean jojo et all will grace us with her presence this Saturday at the T-gate?

  80. jojo ® September 23, 2008 12:27 pm

    homey, I won’t say because I don’t want to scare anyone to not be there

  81. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 12:37 pm

    i have many lurker friends who read here and laugh every time all of you make fun of me. they all almost died when the lame thing happened.

  82. Kazz September 23, 2008 12:48 pm


    They gotta get the A-11 down pat!!! 😉

  83. FloridaTed September 23, 2008 12:55 pm

    Thank you, guys, for all your cortizone answers. The trainers must be aware of it, should it be applicable.

  84. Stephen Tsai September 23, 2008 12:58 pm

    OK, bad news for UH fans: Practices the rest of the week will be closed to the public.
    They actually were going to close practices to the media. KGMB went along with it. But your blog host and Jaymes Song of The Associated Press fought against that, so there still will be coverage of practice.
    Not sure what Brand X’s stance was.

  85. Kazz September 23, 2008 1:01 pm

    Can you feel the vibe people?

    This is some serious ****.

    This Saturday night, the lights have never been brighter before. It all goes down 09/27/2008.

  86. Just Saying September 23, 2008 1:08 pm

    starbulletin has a nice new website. I get my warrior news here, regular news there.

  87. Stretch September 23, 2008 1:09 pm

    ST – what is sj amd myki going to do every morning?? what if someone sits outside the fence??

  88. Stretch September 23, 2008 1:11 pm

    From what I hear, there are not that much “public” people who are at practices. I think they are mostly family of the players.

  89. Kazz September 23, 2008 1:13 pm

    Hmm… unless they also close the fence off of Lower Campus road leading into the football and soccer fields.

  90. Kazz September 23, 2008 1:14 pm

    Unless Coach Tomey is going to be dressed as a duck… this could present problems. 😉

  91. Just Saying September 23, 2008 1:19 pm

    there is a nice view overlooking the practice field from the dorms. would they patrol that area too?

  92. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 1:20 pm

    Hoohiki…It’s actually pronounce “Ver rill it er Ahhhh Jay” and it is the school motto. It means to always “Act Manfully”.

    Stretch… Forget about what sj and myki are gonna do every morning…What about you??

    homey…I have to be careful now. Always thinking people scanning the yellow section with binoculars or cameras…MWAHAHAHHAHA

  93. Jan Sose September 23, 2008 1:22 pm

    I thought during fall camp that Mana Silva was gonna be the starter at safety?

  94. Kazz September 23, 2008 1:22 pm


    I think what Colt was shot with was something else and not cortizone. I was expecting it was that but I remember he said it was something else for the pain.

    But I do see how it can do more damage in the long run as pain is your body telling you, “hey can you stop doing that for a bit please?”.

  95. Pride. September 23, 2008 1:23 pm

    Sorry about the subject change, but here it goes.

    There was discussion this past weekend about our recruiting needs. One of the needs discussed was at running back or more specifically, power back. There have been many good high school power backs that have come out of Hawaii high schools over the years. Probably the more notable names would be Mosi Tatupu, David Hughes, and Chris Fuamatu-Ma’afala.

    Three of my favorites were Lakei Heimuli, Heikoti Fakava, and Manu Lakalaka. Manu wasn’t well known, but was a beast out of Kaimuki High School in the mid-eighties. Makes me wonder if we should also be in Tonga.

  96. Stretch September 23, 2008 1:24 pm

    (Jesse) James:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    Stretch… Forget about what sj and myki are gonna do every morning…What about you??

    I’ll do what I do every morning, work

  97. Kazz September 23, 2008 1:25 pm

    Jan Sose:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 1:22 pm
    I thought during fall camp that Mana Silva was gonna be the starter at safety?

    No doubt during fall camp that those who saw Silva in action assumed he’d be a “starter” at safety, but he’ll have his role for sure.

  98. Jan Sose September 23, 2008 1:27 pm

    re: Tonga

    the question is, would those kids be academically qualified out of hs?

  99. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 1:28 pm

    jojo – That’s fine…I wonder what jeje is bringing?

    chawan – Show me a post where I made fun of you. I am looking forward to this Saturday when my hero is delivered! Thanks.

    Interesting that they close practice yet there are many vantage points where practices can be viewed without threat of security personnel.

  100. Pride. September 23, 2008 1:30 pm

    Although I agree with the desire and need to recruit in the two Samoas and New Zealand. I still believe that the most important recruiting ground is here in Hawaii. I still disagree with the prior coaching regime’s approach to recruiting in Hawaii. I’m quite happy with the way the new coaching staff has approached recruiting the islands. It will take a few years to reap the benefits to the change in their approach.

  101. Jan Sose September 23, 2008 1:30 pm

    If we had a larger recruiting budget, would aspiring sumo wrestlers in Japan make good Offensive/Defensive linemen?

  102. Pride. September 23, 2008 1:31 pm

    Jan Sose. No they won’t be ready. I was just thinking out loud.

  103. Stephen Tsai September 23, 2008 1:33 pm

    Letuli practiced very little today.
    The starting o-line was: LT Kia, LG Ieru/Ginlack, C Estes, RG Tuioti-Mariner, RT Steinhoff.

  104. Stephen Tsai September 23, 2008 1:34 pm

    I think Mack would allow Jerry, Myki and Stretch to attend.
    The players want Stretch, also known as the Sticker Santa, to attend.

  105. Stephen Tsai September 23, 2008 1:34 pm

    If it came down to it, I’m sure the players would prefer Jerry-Myki-Stretch over me-Kaneshiro-Reardon.

  106. J-Dog September 23, 2008 1:35 pm

    I like coach Mack’s approach to recruiting and offering early. Always was a nailbiting time with JJ. I wonder how many recruits we lost out on because the offers from UH were too late.

  107. Stretch September 23, 2008 1:36 pm

    ST – that’s good news, I’ll think about attending my first practice of the season

  108. J-Dog September 23, 2008 1:38 pm

    Is this year’s number of recruits grayshirting larger than previous years?

  109. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 1:40 pm

    Pride. – yep, sometimes we forget that the best mangoes are grown in our own backyard.

  110. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 1:42 pm

    homey…you grow mangoes in your backyard??? I thought you had a calamungai (sp?) tree…???

  111. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 1:43 pm

    Jan Sose – The Japanese sumo wrestlers are not even dominating their own sport.

  112. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 1:45 pm

    (J)J – I still consider my parents home my backyard…and they also have a kalamungai (sp?) tree! As for my own backyard, just grass and dog poop.

  113. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 1:58 pm

    never said you.

  114. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 1:59 pm

    oh, and i don’t care either. its all in fun anyways.
    and glad your hero will be delivered. hope they didn’t hold it for too much ransom as i paid for it.

  115. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 2:02 pm

    chawan – well you did say, “all of you”. I included myself in your blanket statement. :mrgreen

  116. Pride. September 23, 2008 2:02 pm

    Jan Sose. You’re right about these athletes not being academically ready. The same could be said about Western Samoa. New Zealand would be a little different academically though I believe. The thing about athletes from New Zealand is that they usually don’t know anything about the American game. We would somehow need to find a way to introduce them to the game. New Zealand is definitely a gold mine for good athletes though. I’m not sure how successful we would be in tearing them away from home and from their favorite game.

  117. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 2:03 pm


  118. Pride. September 23, 2008 2:06 pm

    Nice teeth Homey.

  119. d1島: September 23, 2008 2:07 pm

    So who do the Brennan’s root for this weekend?

  120. Pride. September 23, 2008 2:08 pm

    There used to be an exchange program at the Kamehameha Schools where they would send a K.S. sophmore down to go a private school in N.Z. for Maori boys. They would then send one of their boys to Kamehameha for a semester. Year after year, the best football player on the JV squad would be the Maori student from NZ. He would play the game for three months and end up being the starting TB, punt returner, and kickoff returner. At first these young men would constantly get the ball and immediately start heading for the sidelines. It usually took awhile to teach them to go north and south.

    Kamehameha boys happy when they did away with the program, because the K.S. girls for some reason all fell in love with the one Maori student.

  121. Pomai September 23, 2008 2:09 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    –    10    LizKauai
    24    –    17    Pomai
    24    –    21    ai-eee-soos
    27    –    24    bighilofan2
    27    –    13    koakane
    27    –    9    lab rat
    28    –    14    L10pc
    28    –    21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    30    –    28    Calvin from Kona
    31    –    28    Glenn
    31    –    13    d1shima
    34    –    31    g-nalo
    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
    63    –    12    homey

  122. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 2:11 pm

    The players want Stretch, also known as the Sticker Santa, to attend.

    Maybe you gotta turn those stickers into merit awards for good plays.

    I keed. I keed.

  123. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 2:12 pm

    Jan Sose – The Japanese sumo wrestlers are not even dominating their own sport.

    So we gotta start recruiting Mongolia?

  124. Pride. September 23, 2008 2:13 pm

    In my opinion, we should continue holding a few scholarships for these young local athletes who commit to these big mainland schools. You never know with young kids how there minds work. Kids may change their minds at the last second. Jesse Sapolu would have never become a Rainbow Warrior had Dick Tomey given up on him when he was leaning toward becoming a Sun Devil.

  125. Maverick September 23, 2008 2:15 pm

    Been wondering if Colt’s attention has been drifting towards our Warriors lately, and his mana’o with the latest output.

    (Tony the Tiger impersontion) There Greeeeeeaaaat! <<<< Papa and Momma Brennen.. Cheers to them and dedication.

    Will they be sitting with the Tsaiko’s Wild Bunch?

  126. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 2:15 pm

    Pride., have you heard anything about Mark Nua these days? He’s the only kiwi I can recall playing for UH.

    I thought I had a flat tire from giving him a ride one time, but when I changed the tire the car was still leaning. Turns out the brother mashed the frame.

  127. Pride. September 23, 2008 2:16 pm

    Dick Tomey also talked to Blane Gaison while Blane was at the airport waiting to board the plane to go to school in Boise, Idaho with his high school team mate David Hughes. You never know.

  128. Unkanesson September 23, 2008 2:17 pm

    Howzit Gang!
    Haven’t heard much about Kelly recently, but I think he’s going to bust out of his slump soon, maybe this week. And I think our D. has something to prove after mediocre performances so far (except 2nd half vs. Weber). So,
    POMAI —
    UH 27, SJSU 17


  129. Stretch September 23, 2008 2:19 pm

    The same can be said of all the “verbals” that Hawaii has received. It’s a long time until Feb 7 and a lot of minds can change.

  130. d1島: September 23, 2008 2:20 pm

    Closed practices.
    I like it. A little intrigue.
    Too much Mr. Nice Guy…”Gee, Dick’s a great guy. And he just loves it over here.” yada yada yada….
    Let’s get serious about this game; no friends, no pals, no buddies. Us against them. Come 6:04 pm Saturday just be ready to bring it!

  131. Kaimuki Kid September 23, 2008 2:20 pm

    Manu Lakalaka was about 5′ 10″ and 230 lbs shaped like bowlng ball and would hit the hole very quick and was super hard to bring down, but I don’t know if he played college ball…He used drag people around and shrug em off as he ran through the line and into the secondary…

  132. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 2:20 pm

    One thing I learned from Nua was that there is actually a fairly large Samoan population in New Zealand.

  133. Pride. September 23, 2008 2:21 pm

    Mojo. Don’t know what happened to Mark Nua, but I have heard that there are a lot more guys like him back home. I have gathered this information first hand from meeting rugby players at the JUnior World Championship Rugby games in L.A. Some information is second hand from personal freinds who have frequented the Pacific Islands as members on the crew of the Hokule’a.

  134. d1島: September 23, 2008 2:24 pm

    Not that Mauimon needs any more help, but the coaches might not need to go much farther than the Valley Isle to find some pretty good Tongan players.

  135. d1島: September 23, 2008 2:26 pm

    I’m sure the Brennan’s got their tix for the game from one of the SJSU coaches.

  136. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 2:29 pm

    Pride., that’s what he used to tell me too He wanted to be the trailblazer for American football in NZ. Not sure how serious he was, but he was telling me that his family was pretty well-known down there so it’s too bad it didn’t work out for him. If I remember correctly, he was like 6’6″ and weighed almost 400 pounds before he dropped some weight to play.

    I like your idea about Tonga too. If I’m not mistaken, David Veikune and Francis Maka are Tongan and I’m not sure we ever had a fullback tougher than Fakava. What a bull.

  137. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 2:30 pm

    WM – well Hakuho is around 6’4″ tall and 350 lbs.

  138. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 2:30 pm

    D1, I like your #130. Just strap it up and play.

  139. Maverick September 23, 2008 2:32 pm

    D1 –
    figured about the Tix from SJSU staff. Isn’t the nephew one of the OC or DC coaches up in the booth?

    Hmmm. Who do they root 4 ?

  140. Maverick September 23, 2008 2:36 pm

    BTW, I agree. Enuf of the Tomey “I love Hawaii” Stroke play from the media.

    Who doesn’t.

    He will have his color coordinated Aloha wear, along with the coaches, but no mud game this year. Aloha stadium and our Warriors will make him shutter in fear all the back to San “Jose can you see” Kalif.

  141. Pride. September 23, 2008 2:36 pm

    Mojo, Mark Nua was a giant. Met a gentleman from Tonga about a year ago who reminded me of Nua. You know how small guys like to say that they are bigger than they are, and big guys like to say that they are smaller than they really are? This guy said that he was 6’8″ 500 lbs., I nearly choked on my non-alcoholic beer. I knew that he was at least 600 or closer to 650 lbs. While I sat in a bar stool next to him, I looked like a little boy in a high chair waiting for his mommy to feed him.

    I bought two large pizzas for the twenty-something people that were in the bar. I gave my new freind one box and gave the other box to some people across the room. He didn’t realize that the pizza that I gave him was for everyone in the bar, and gave me an empty box about twenty minutes later and thanked me for the pizza.

  142. Maverick September 23, 2008 2:38 pm


    Thx for that inside tidbit on Jesse almost packing the bags to A.S.U.
    Neva’ knew that.
    I was a Sun Devil at the time, just entering at the end of the Frank Kush era. Great time to be there with plenty of memories and heat stroke

  143. Stretch September 23, 2008 2:40 pm

    figured about the Tix from SJSU staff. Isn’t the nephew one of the OC or DC coaches up in the booth?

    uh oh, I guess I need to be nice to at least once coach…. nah…..

  144. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 2:42 pm

    If someone that large told me that he was 6’8″ tall and 5 bills I would just take his word for it. I mean 500, 600, 650 would look the same to me! And if Pride looked like a little boy then for surely I would look like a newborn.

    It’s good that we expand our recruiting base but we would still need those speed burners. Maybe at least half of what the Gators have.

  145. wafan September 23, 2008 2:46 pm

    Hi Tsai-ko’s!

    The other year I sat next to a giant of a Tongan on the plane. I had the window seat, he had the center seat and another guy had the aisle seat. I usually like to lift the arm rest up so it does not jab me in the leg. On this trip I made sure it was down — otherwise Mr. Tongan would have been sitting in my and the other guys seats, too. Dang. That was a very long 5.5 hour flight — my left butt cheek was numb from sitting in that one position (I was pinned in that position) for the flight.

    Good thing I did not have to use the lavatory!

    Truthfully, I really felt sorry for the guy. He was trying to so hard not to be a bother to the two of us. He really should have purchased two seats to be comfortable.

    HUGE guy.

  146. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 2:51 pm

    hey wafan…how are things going in WA?

  147. Stephen Tsai September 23, 2008 2:52 pm

    I invited the Brennans to Saturday’s tailgate.

  148. Stephen Tsai September 23, 2008 2:53 pm

    So, Clay Aiken cleaned out his closet?

  149. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 2:54 pm

    Sheesh, the way you guys are describing things I would think that they would have some pretty heavy duty elevators in Tonga.

    Hey, did anyone see Dancing With the Stars last night? Brooke Burke, Kim Kardashian, Misty May-Treanor…

  150. (Jesse) James September 23, 2008 2:55 pm

    ST…you should stop by…we’ll be there around 11 a.m. Come by before you head off to your choice seats at Aloha…

  151. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 2:56 pm

    ST – Hopefully they’ll accept your invitation and be there with you this Saturday!

  152. Stretch September 23, 2008 2:57 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    September 23rd, 2008 at 2:53 pm
    So, Clay Aiken cleaned out his closet?

    Just hope you don’t fly on the same plane with him

  153. da princess' classmate September 23, 2008 2:57 pm

    personally i’d take even one of what the gators have.

  154. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 2:58 pm

    I hope Ruben Studdard didn’t fall out of Clay’s closet.

  155. Pride. September 23, 2008 2:59 pm


    September 23rd, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Thx for that inside tidbit on Jesse almost packing the bags to A.S.U.
    Neva’ knew that.
    I was a Sun Devil at the time, just entering at the end of the Frank Kush era. Great time to be there with plenty of memories and heat stroke

    Yeah Mav, the Sun Devils didn’t play fair, they used co-eds in recruiting. Some of those co-eds at schools like ASU make it real difficult to say no. Shame on your alma mater.

  156. al September 23, 2008 3:01 pm

    good that the brennan’s may come.
    is honorable host attending his first tailgate, too?

  157. d1島: September 23, 2008 3:01 pm


    You know what? Your nic says it all, man. This game is all about the Warriors getting their Mojo.

  158. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 3:06 pm

    d1 – you don’t schedule your mojo days?

  159. J-Dog September 23, 2008 3:08 pm

    Colt has faith in the Warriors.

    The question is…does Timmy?

  160. d1島: September 23, 2008 3:08 pm


    Schedules are always “Pending Approval” and “Subject to Change”

  161. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 3:11 pm

    Pride., classic story about the pizzas.

    It’s funny but I questioned my own memory about Nua so I reduced his size for my post to maintain some credibility. But what I actually remember is that he was 6′ 8″ and weighed in at 432 pounds or something like that although I think he liked to say that he played at 385.

  162. WarriorMojo September 23, 2008 3:13 pm

    D1, now you’re talking. Warriors gotta get their MOJO working!

  163. Maverick September 23, 2008 3:18 pm

    Notice in ST’s headline post where Colt says, “WE’VE got to get our groove.” concerning our Warriors.

    Don’t cha’ luv it? You know he is feeling homesick.

  164. jojo ® September 23, 2008 3:18 pm

    Clay Aiken is gay? I never knew…

  165. Maverick September 23, 2008 3:18 pm

    Pride –
    Shame on ME 2. I think that’s what lasso’d me to A.S.U.

  166. Pride. September 23, 2008 3:20 pm

    My offensive line for this week’s game against SJSU is almost set. I have Kazz and Warrior Mojo at the two guards. D1 is the center, looks like he is ready to battle this week. I will put BHfan2 at right tackle, he is always ready to go. I’m just looking for that left tackle. That position is always so hard to fill.

  167. Pride. September 23, 2008 3:21 pm

    Way to go Mav, the truth will set you free. Feel better now?

  168. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 3:21 pm

    d1 – It’s good to see that things work around your schedule.

    What is Timmy Chang up to nowadays?

  169. Pride. September 23, 2008 3:27 pm

    Maverick’s parents in 1979, “Hey look here Maverick we got four acceptance letters in the mail today. Here’s Harvard, this one’s for Stanford, oh look , here’s one from the Naval Academy. Oh look son this colorful one from A-R-I-Z-O-N-A S-T-A…” Maverick says,” wow look at the girls on the brochure, rip those other three mom, I’m going to the land of the sun in Tempe.”

  170. wafan September 23, 2008 3:29 pm

    (J)J . . .

    Things are going well here. With Fall on the way the weather is starting to feel Fall-ish (is that even a word — Fr. Ford would have a fit). Aside of the OSU debacle my teams seem to be doing okay.

    Trying to decide if I want to go to both the WSU and UNLV games next year. Problems include cash, travel time, and maybe days off work for UNLV. I figure if I am going to LV I might was well stay a few days and enjoy a vacation. Pretty sure about UNLV but waffling on WSU.

    Do the Warriors play at UW in a few years? That should be a fun game, too! 75k+ rabid dawgs and a small but hearty band of Tsai-ko’s.

  171. homey ⑤ September 23, 2008 3:30 pm

    Looks like Chang is still in the CFL.

  172. Kazz September 23, 2008 3:31 pm


    I noticed the “WE” in Colt’s statement as well.

    Hard not to notice and I am not surprised.

    Well, what can we say? We know where da braddah’s heart stay!

  173. wafan September 23, 2008 3:32 pm

    I like the comment about Colt’s Redskins. HA!

  174. Kazz September 23, 2008 3:33 pm


    September 23rd, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    good that the brennan’s may come.
    is honorable host attending his first tailgate, too?


    OK, new announcement…

    Shirt and ties are pending as dress code now!

  175. wafan September 23, 2008 3:34 pm

    C_C . . .

    How are you doing in Bremerton/Silverdale?

    You can reach me at wafanat comcastperiodnet.

  176. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 3:35 pm

    its chilly here.
    just got in last night.

  177. Wena September 23, 2008 3:39 pm

    Hi everyone! Hope you are having a nice afternoon. I’m getting ready to fight the afternoon traffic. Gotta go to Home Depot soon. Great 4:00 traffic.

  178. da princess' classmate September 23, 2008 3:43 pm

    wow, liz, malika, and tanya on one station, not bad….

  179. d1島: September 23, 2008 3:44 pm


    Yep. Timmy Chang is up to 49° 54′ N

  180. Maverick September 23, 2008 3:54 pm

    Pride, none of the operators at the phone base would take my calls at those other schools mentioned.

    I took what was 1st served.

    The one school you can put the text book under your pillow while sleeping, and the next morning you would get at least a “C”

  181. Maverick September 23, 2008 3:55 pm

    Kazz, your right, Da Bugga Colt is with us 4 life. :>

  182. al September 23, 2008 3:59 pm

    “Shirt and ties are pending as dress code now!

    i guess its just as well that she is not here she couldn’t were a shirt and tie over the muumuu.

  183. Wena September 23, 2008 4:03 pm

    Oh Al……

  184. Wena September 23, 2008 4:05 pm

    gotta go hit traffic.

  185. Stretch September 23, 2008 4:06 pm

    Wena – how come you don’t just add your Home Depot list to the milk and eggs and give to ST??

  186. Kazz September 23, 2008 4:08 pm


    Too bad we may loose the Pro Bowl by the time Colt is a Pro-Bowl’er.

    It would have been a helluva “homecoming”.

  187. Hoohiki September 23, 2008 4:09 pm

    28 – 24 Warriors

  188. Pride. September 23, 2008 4:09 pm

    Please tell me that isn’t true Mav. A prestigious PAC 10 school and all that.

  189. J-Dog September 23, 2008 4:11 pm

    Why does Mike Cherry and Liz Chun say Grun-ke?

  190. J-Dog September 23, 2008 4:12 pm


    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Too bad we may loose the Pro Bowl by the time Colt is a Pro-Bowl’er.

    It would have been a helluva “homecoming”.

    That would be a guarantee sell-out.

  191. Ronnie September 23, 2008 4:16 pm


    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Too bad we may loose the Pro Bowl by the time Colt is a Pro-Bowl’er.

    It would have been a helluva “homecoming”. </b

    That would be a guarantee sell-out.

    With at least 30,000 fans wearing Colt Brennan jerseys. What a sight that would be.

  192. Pride. September 23, 2008 4:17 pm

    If we can think outside the box a little bit, what is it that we can do for the NFL to get them to keep the game here in Honolulu? What are the issues that drive their desire to move the game to other locations. Who are our competitors. What cant they offer that we can’t. What assets that can we emphasize that would make our venue more attractive to the players and the NFL. I think that in the past we have made this venue attractive to the players. Perhaps we need to adjust strategy and also make the venue atractive to the NFL team owners. I believe that they are the ones who make the decisions on issues such as future locations of pro bowls. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

  193. Kazz September 23, 2008 4:22 pm


    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    Why does Mike Cherry and Liz Chun say Grun-ke?

    Liz Chun is the sports director, well last I remember, and my guess is that it’s how she pronounces it so that’s what goes.

  194. Kazz September 23, 2008 4:26 pm


    Do you think it’s simply just an issue with Aloha Stadium? I’m sure the NFL would LOVE to sell those 25K skybox packages but of course Aloha Stadium doesn’t have those things, not to mention the state in which it is in.

    I know the stadium will have the funds to put SOME of those ammenities in, but will that be enough?

    The location IN Hawaii… pffffftttt NO place in the U.S. mainland can match us!!! Not to mention, the players themselves would kill to come here.

    Personally I think it’s just a stadium issue.

  195. Pride. September 23, 2008 4:31 pm


    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    September 23rd, 2008 at 4:11 pm
    Why does Mike Cherry and Liz Chun say Grun-ke?

    Liz Chun is the sports director, well last I remember, and my guess is that it’s how she pronounces it so that’s what goes.

    You mean the sports director Lisa Choong?

    Sorry, didn’t mean to make fun of ST’s friend.

  196. Pride. September 23, 2008 4:33 pm

    Esme and out. Before I say something to upset someone’s husband or boyfriend. Don’t want to be looking back over my shoulder for the rest of my life.

  197. penguin September 23, 2008 4:34 pm

    “Grun-ke” rhymes with Chun-ky.

  198. Kazz September 23, 2008 4:39 pm

    Things I noticed in my H-Mail:

    -Big City Diner is doing that promotion again where you will get 50% off the food bill including one drink (non-alcoholic or alcoholic) upon presentation of your ticket from volleyball or football.

    (Last time I did this, I BELIEVE you will have to go to BCD on the night of that game to get the discount and it’s one ticket per bill I believe, so if there is a group get just one bill and get half of the whole thing.)

    Also, the H-Mail states “due to high demand” they are adding two more buses for students living on campus to get shuttled to Aloha Stadium.

    Good sign for student participation thus far despite the 1-2 record???

    Also, it seems that they are trying to hype homecoming vs LaTech. The effort seems a little better than in the past. Hopefully this wil continue to grow and it will really become a big deal as it should be.

    Speaking of homecoming… did you hear about South Carolina’s homecoming nickname???

    Well they are the South Carolina “Game Cocks” and their mascot is a guy in a chicken/rooster suit and it’s name is “Cocky”.

    So I heard they are calling their big homecoming evening “Cock-Fest”.

    enuff said…

  199. Kelli September 23, 2008 4:41 pm

    Very nice to hear from Colt. 🙂

    Jason: I hope you got my e-mail. I edited your story this morning and sent it back to you. I talked to the Ka Leo sports editor and she can run it next Wednesday at the earliest. Mianhae!

  200. Calvin from Kona September 23, 2008 4:42 pm

    kazz said cock fest..he he

  201. NEO September 23, 2008 4:44 pm

    In regards to Colt Brennan… I had the privilege of meeting him once at an end of spring ball thing at Aloha Stadium… It was hard not to take a liking to him, he’s a winner, he’s humble, and I think that he realizes that this is his shot… he’s been beat down so much throughout his career and JJ and Hawaii gave him a shot, I think he wants to repay that, by being the best he can in the situation he’s in. Colt will always be Hawaiian at heart, and if Braddah Colt reads this… “Colt, no be shame brah, you tell em “HE HAWAII AU!!!” (I AM HAWAIIAN!!!) whatchu tink gangee?

    NEO out…

  202. NEO September 23, 2008 4:47 pm

    well Kazz, you’re gonna see a lot of guys wearing hats that say “COCKS” on em… who dey playin? would be funny if was USC eh? USC v. USC, I can see the cheerleaders’ banner now… GO COCKS!!! BUST THE TROJANS!!! or GO TROJANS CHOKE THE CHICKENS!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  203. Jason September 23, 2008 5:04 pm

    Kelli: I got it. I’ll respond soon.

    Pride: Put koakane at left tackle. The name says it all.

  204. Kazz September 23, 2008 5:07 pm


    Sports Gambling

    I don’t get it and I never will. Now I admit I have NEVER been to Vegas and I NEVER entertained the thought of going. I know that many here do so and pretty much anyone I’ve ever met has been to Vegas and such.

    Going to Vegas is one thing, but to me gambling on sports (especially UH football) has led to the downfall of the strong fan base it once was. Now, granted I do NOT believe that it is just as responsible as: the parking situation, the past ticket price increases, people being displaced from their previous seats for PSC folks, BUT I do believe that gambling on UH football has done it’s share of damage to the pure love of the program for some people.

    Now, I may be naïve in saying this, but I don’t care, I’ll say it. I happen to know of an individual that is all about this and as a season ticket holder he/she had the audacity to say that the Oregon State game was a great game and they meant it, simply because they won money on it and they have season tickets for UH. This is just a small example of the kind of crap that has helped in the decline of UH support over the years.

    Comments that will follow a UH win: “They never make the spread”. Or comments that follow a UH loss “at least they didn’t make the spread” are the kind of comments I hear from so-called UH fans.

    Well if you bet on Oregon State and won money and you claim to be a UH fan, it’s dirty money. Like a pimp collecting from a prostitute. It’s disgusting.

    Now I will admit I placed 20.00 on UH in the Florida game because I was simply offended that the spread was 35+ points. So I did it in anger. Well we know the outcome. I didn’t care I lost 24.00, I had to go home and shower thinking I actually bet on a UH game, even though I put my money on UH.

    For some, this topic may not be as black and white as I see it and that’s fine, but when OUR team looses, finding solace in the money you won off of it ain’t nothing to be proud of if you ask me.

    Now, I’ve been accused of taking a “Malcolm X” approach to UH “fandom”, oh well…. Tough ****.

    Over and out!

  205. Pride. September 23, 2008 5:11 pm

    Jason. I question Koakane’s focus and concentration. Left tackle is such an important position. What I have witnessed of Koakane, even though he loves the game, I’m not sure if he loves it more than the thirty beers that he will be consuming after the game. I will keep track of Koakane’s progress and re-evaluate his play in a few weeks.

  206. wafan September 23, 2008 5:11 pm

    Speaking of choking chickens.

    There is a good restaurant in KC named Stroud’s Oak Ridge Manor off Hwy 35. Been going there for dinner each year for the past 12 years — never had a bad meal. They are known for their pork chops and fried chicken.

    Anyhow, the employees all wear shirts proclaiming, “We Choke Our Own Chickens!” HA! Yeah, even the women wear the shirts — kind of concerned me when I read that. I wonder which chickens they choke?

  207. Pride. September 23, 2008 5:13 pm

    That’s why Kazz is one of my guards.

  208. Pride. September 23, 2008 5:14 pm

    Wafan, what takes you to KC every year?

  209. Kazz September 23, 2008 5:17 pm


    I am humbled again. Thank you sir.

    In any case, place Chawan Cut at LT and tell him Princess Leila is watching. That should do it. 🙂

  210. Jason September 23, 2008 5:18 pm

    Tell koakane, if he doesn’t grade out well, then no beers for him. That’ll get him straight.

  211. Kazz September 23, 2008 5:22 pm

    Hmmm… how about if we look at rotating Koakane and Chawan?

  212. Stretch September 23, 2008 5:37 pm

    I think you should put Koakane at RB. Place a keg of beer at the base of the goal post and guarantee nobody will stop him until he gets to the endzone!!

  213. Stephen Tsai September 23, 2008 5:39 pm

    Re: Colt.
    It bugged me that I couldn’t figure out what sort of pain-killing shot he took for the UNLV game last year. I know I messed up when I said cortisone.
    So I searched the archives, but couldn’t find it.
    Then I called Terry Brennan, but he didn’t know.
    And, so, I called Colt.
    He also didn’t know, but at least he still picks up the phone when I call (unlike Reagan Mauia). But I digress.

  214. Stephen Tsai September 23, 2008 5:39 pm

    Anyone going to Call the Coach?

  215. Stephen Tsai September 23, 2008 5:40 pm

    I’m heading there now.

  216. Stretch September 23, 2008 5:40 pm

    ST – I think sj and myki are going. W-Doc is also another who shows up once in a while.

  217. Kazz September 23, 2008 5:40 pm


    September 23rd, 2008 at 5:37 pm
    I think you should put Koakane at RB. Place a keg of beer at the base of the goal post and guarantee nobody will stop him until he gets to the endzone!!


    The other team better be deep at linebacker cause garans… there will be some bodies on the field unable to get up.

  218. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 5:47 pm

    what am i getting volunteered for?

  219. wafan (sorry for the long post) September 23, 2008 5:47 pm

    Pride. . . .

    My students compete in the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference and Skills Championships, and I am a National Judge for several contests. The National Conference has been held in KC for 15 consecutive years and will be there for another 9 years.

    There are SkillsUSA chapters in Hawai’i albeit not many of them. The chapters are at Radford, Mililani, (Leilehua used to have one), and Kaua’i (I think they still have one).

    FBLA does the business and office, DECA does marketing, FFA does farming/livestock, FASCE does what we used to know as home-economics, and SkillsUSA does all of the other jobs in the world (welding, computer maintenance, carpentry, 3-D imaging, graphics, photo, auto, architectural drafting (CADD), mechanical drawing, air-mechanics, electronics, masonry, plumbing, job interview, speeches, presentations, etc. for a total of 96 contest events). My kids usually compete in the leadership events like interview, speeches, presentations, math, quiz bowl, etc. Only the first place from each event in SkillsUSA from each state gets invited to compete at the National Conference.

    So, at risk of sounding like I am bragging, my students have taken 1st place in Washington State for the past 20-straight years in at least four events and have been invited to compete at the National Conference each year.

    Yes, I do see the Hawai’i kids and advisors in KC, too! I used to trade Washington apples (tree ripened Fuji’s) for fresh Hawai’ian Pineapples. But, with the demise of the pineapple industry my source of the fruit died. Oh well.

    Heck, if you guys are in industry (or even if you are not)and want to see our future industrial workers you might want to get involved with SkillsUSA as a judge or as an observer/industry representative that would be awesome! I am sure the teachers and kids would really appreciate your involvement.

    And, that, Pride., is why I spend a week every June in KC, MO. Hot and humid as all get out. But the people are super nice and it is always a lot of fun to see the kids perform at such a high level that many are offered jobs by Caterpillar, Toyota, Ford, Boeing, GE, or scholarships by a lot of major universities (yes, ASU is one of them) for technology degrees.

    Sorry for all the words.

  220. wafan (sorry for the long post) September 23, 2008 5:53 pm

    I volunteer to be in the band!

    2nd seat CD player.

  221. wafan September 23, 2008 5:54 pm

    I guess that was not a long post.

  222. Jason September 23, 2008 6:02 pm

    Thanks for reminding us, I always forget to turn on the radio to Call the Coach.

  223. Garret September 23, 2008 6:07 pm

    Aloha from Arlington, Virgina!

  224. Garret September 23, 2008 6:11 pm

    My travel experience to DC was definitely different than last year. Last year during my business trips I would wear my green Warrior shirt and people would stop me in airports in Phoenix/Dallas/DC/etc. to ask about Colt or the Warriors. This year I wore the same shirt but nobody came up to talk to me about the Warriors…as I got off the plane in DC (Reagan National Airport) one couple from Cardiff wanted to talk about Hawaii because they just visited there.

    This isn’t a real sampling since it was just one trip through the DFW and Reagan airports. However, last year I never had a trip without someone stopping me to ask about Colt and the Warriors. I guess the buzz is much less now…

  225. Garret September 23, 2008 6:12 pm

    Well, it is after midnight and I’ve got mandatory meetings from 7am until 8:30pm tomorrow…so I’ll try to catch up on the blog tomorrow night.

  226. Kazz September 23, 2008 6:19 pm

    Just say “yes” Chawan. Everything will be ok. 😎

  227. BowsForever September 23, 2008 6:20 pm

    Listening to Call the Coach right now…no timeframe on when Blaze might be back, though hopefully he’ll be healthy in 1-2 weeks.

    Is Blaze a “junior” or not, btw? I thought I’d heard he was a “partial qualifier” and may or may not be eligible for a “senior” year. We could really use him as a leader (and Mack truck) on D once Solly, Adam, Veikune and the other seniors graduate.

  228. BowsForever September 23, 2008 6:21 pm

    Btw, that 1-2 week thing was my wishful thinking, as I said, Mack didn’t give any hint exactly when Blaze would be back on the field.

  229. lab rat September 23, 2008 6:29 pm

    I am with Kazz. I don’t gamble. I don’t follow or know or care what the spread is. If UH wins by one point I am happy.

  230. Kazz September 23, 2008 6:29 pm

    I can’t help but think of how much this applies to our Warriors:

    I don’t know what to say really.

    Four days to the biggest battle of our college lives all comes down to this Saturday. Either we heal as a team or we are going to crumble. Inch by inch, play by play till we’re finished. We are in hell right now, gentlemen believe me and we can stay here and get the crap kicked out of us or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch, at a time.

    Now we can’t do it for you. We’re in the stands. We look around and we see these young faces and I think, I mean some of us have made every wrong choice a middle age man could make. I pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who has ever loved me and lately, I can’t even stand the face I see in the mirror.

    You know when you get older in life things get taken from you That’s, that’s part of life. but, you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out that life is just a game of inches. So is football. Because in either game life or football the margin for error is so small, I mean one half step too late or to early you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow or too fast and you don’t quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They are in ever break of the game every minute, every second.

    On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces for that inch. We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch. Cause we know when we add up all those inches that’s going to make the difference between WINNING and LOSING between LIVING and DYING.

    I’ll tell you this in any fight, it is the guy who is willing to die who is going to win that inch. And I know if I am going to have any life anymore it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch because that is what LIVING is.


    Now, no one can make you do it. You gotta look at the guy next to you. Look into his eyes. Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. You are going to see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows when it comes down to it, you are gonna do the same thing for him.

    That’s a team, gentlemen and either we heal now, as a team, or we will die as individuals.

    That’s football guys.

    That’s all it is.

    Now, whattaya gonna do?

    ~ Al Pacino in “Any Given Sunday”

  231. curveball September 23, 2008 6:33 pm


  232. brew808 September 23, 2008 6:40 pm

    San Jose State quarterback Reed stays on target with his passing

    • Reed was on the brink of setting the Western Athletic Conference single-game completion percentage record until his final pass of the game was dropped. But for most of the second half his inexperienced showed — he looked like a guy who hadn’t played in nearly four years and was making just his third career start.

    Tomey said Reed held onto the ball too long, often on crucial third-down plays; the coach lamented SJSU’s inability to throw downfield.

    • Some of SJSU’s pass protection breakdowns could be attributed to a banged up offensive line. The Spartans had just seven healthy linemen (Justin Paysinger and Fred Koloto did not play) but rarely rotated the starting five.

  233. Kazz September 23, 2008 6:40 pm

    Coach Mack – “Fear does not exist on this team. Does it?”

    Team – “No, Coach Mack!”

    Coach Mack – “Pain does not exist on this team. Does it?”

    Team – “No, Coach Mack!”

    Coach Mack – “Defeat doesn’t exist on this team. Does it?”

    Team – “No, Coach Mack!”

    Coach Mack – “Prepare!!!” What do we study here?

    Team – “The way of the WARRIOR, sir!”

    Coach Mack – “And what is that way?”

    Team – “Score first, score often, blitz hard, no mercy!”

    Coach Mack – “I can’t F****** hear you!”



  234. Kekoa (iPhone) September 23, 2008 6:50 pm

    Kazz ~ You always get me so pumped with your pep talks. I find myself lining up against my neighbor’s VW bug!…or…ready to knock down a lamp post! Grrr!
    Go Warriors!

  235. brew808 September 23, 2008 6:51 pm

    This may have been posted previously….Pritchard, Stanford’s D lead 23-10 win over SJSU

    …The Spartans wasted a strong start behind quarterback Kyle Reed, who completed his first 16 passes. The California transfer went 23-of-26 for 165 yards for the Spartans (2-2) …

    Stanford then smothered San Jose State’s offense one last time, sacking Reed on fourth down with 1:41 left. The Cardinal sacked Reed eight times.

    Using a no-huddle offense, Reed led San Jose State to a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter on Brandon Rutley’s 4-yard TD run. Reed, who completed his first 13 passes in last week’s victory over San Diego State, didn’t throw an incompletion against Stanford until missing on a long throw to Chris Ward with 3 seconds left in the first half.

  236. brew808 September 23, 2008 6:56 pm

    Jason and other Niner fans – sick humor….

    The Real Score: Your Pay vs. Alex Smith

  237. brew808 September 23, 2008 7:04 pm

    Here’s the link to the SF Cronicle story that ST and Reader Kyle Tatsumoto mentioned on top regarding Isaac Sopoaga.

    Post Game

    Offensive coordinator Mike Martz took the game ball awarded to him after Sunday’s 31-13 flattening of his former team and he yelled for defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga. Martz threw him the ball and Sopoaga went into his New Zealand warrior dance known as the Haka. The locker room exploded in cheers and celebration.

  238. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 7:07 pm

    i’ll volunteer, but i’m not around anyways, so i can’t do what i just volunteered for. jason can take my spot. or midori7. or uhfan808

  239. Jason September 23, 2008 7:08 pm

    That is sick. Sick, sick, sick.

    Then again, Braylon Edwards is making me sick. I wanted the 49ers to draft him #1. And he had such a great year last year. But now … it’s the curse of the Mathletes — I have him on my fantasy football team.

  240. Jason September 23, 2008 7:09 pm

    But I thought I was quarterbacking? I’m trying to build up my arm strength so that I can hit the 18-yard out. I’m almost there — I can hit the two-yard out if I really, really, really try hard.

  241. brew808 September 23, 2008 7:11 pm

    Jeff Ulbrich started the game on Sunday, but then had to cheer much of the game from the sidelines. He’s still a key player on most of the special teams.

    Nolan Press Conference

    NOTES: Takeo Spikes is taking over at inside linebacker for Jeff Ulbrich. Spikes got about three times as many snaps as Ulbrich on Sunday. …

  242. addahknowjoe September 23, 2008 7:11 pm

    Eh, Wafan-

    Hawaii SkillsUSA-VICA is alive in Hawaii. Although, there’s been rumors floating that he entire program may die due to lack of funding.

    For the past 10 years I’ve been privileged to be a judge of the states SkillsUSA-VICA Promotional Bulletin Board contest. In those 10 years Hawaii students have gone on to produce 3 national champions, 2 runner ups and 2 third place finishes. One year a students board didn’t make it to KC. All he had was his binder and a sketch of his board. His presentation was so compelling and so moving, he took 3rd place.

    Hawaii has awesome talent that can compete on any level. They just need to be given the chance. Mililani, Kapolei and Radford have made the commitment to consistently put out excellent graphics programs. Maui, Baldwin and Lahainaluna have strong graphics and arts programs. But we need more schools to follow suit.

    It’s awesome what you do. I second your request and encourage anyone in or not in the industry to come out and support our kids. Every year, they do killer stuff that will simply amaze you.

  243. brew808 September 23, 2008 7:14 pm

    Hey Jason – Just wondering…. what “salary” did you enter for that A. Smith Calculator? 😯 🙄 😆

  244. curveball September 23, 2008 7:20 pm

    Kekoa (iPhone):
    I will be there am..I want to see the wrist…maybe we go get some waffles later 😉 Mrs. curveball is coming also..she has the credit card:0

  245. Jason September 23, 2008 7:22 pm

    $10,000, although I should have put $1,000. Even MORE sick! 😛

  246. brew808 September 23, 2008 7:26 pm


  247. Kekoa September 23, 2008 7:44 pm

    Curveball ~ All the rest of the practices this week are closed. We have to honor whatever it is that Coach Mack has up his sleeve. I know he wouldn’t say anything to us Tsaiko’s if we did show up, but it would undermine what he is trying to get done.

  248. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 23, 2008 7:47 pm

    Hauoli Lahanau RYAN MOUTON!!!
    ❗ ❗ ❗

  249. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 23, 2008 7:48 pm

    son has to do homework on this computer… hiho!

  250. Kazz September 23, 2008 7:56 pm


    The only true draw back to staying late in the office is listening to “Delilah” on 96.3FM… 🙄

    She makes me wanna grate cheese.

    Alright… enuff… I need to get a life outside of this!


  251. chawan_cut September 23, 2008 8:07 pm

    tonight’s news.
    good night

  252. curveball September 23, 2008 8:09 pm


    September 23rd, 2008 at 7:44 pm
    Curveball ~ All the rest of the practices this week are closed. We have to honor whatever it is that Coach Mack has up his sleeve. I know he wouldn’t say anything to us Tsaiko’s if we did show up, but it would undermine what he is trying to get done.

    Just read #84 well maybe behind the fence..I know how to keep my mouth shut…waffles

  253. Kekoa September 23, 2008 8:51 pm

    Curveball ~ You drive a hard bargain…Waffles are my weakness. If Coach Mack sends Blaze around the other side of the fence we are toast.

    Sounds like we need a cloaking device. Maybe if we hang back behind Princess Leila… that would make C_C jealous.

  254. Jason September 23, 2008 9:01 pm

    If you want cloaking devices, look no further than Garret’s garage. I’m sure he’s got all kinds of awesome technological things in there. If not with Garret, then maybe the other guy who don’t know how spell his name right (nah, he not smart enough anyways), or brew808. 😛

  255. BowsForever September 23, 2008 9:01 pm

    Re-asking question from Post #227:

    Is Blaze a “junior” or not, btw? I thought I’d heard somewhere that he was a “partial qualifier” and may or may not be eligible for a “senior” year.

  256. d1島: September 23, 2008 9:02 pm

    Center, eh?
    I shall not fail you.
    one small request: No make Koamahu da QB unless we only going operate outta da gun. Tank U. 😕

  257. brew808 September 23, 2008 9:04 pm

    my “cloaking device” is called lurking…. here – I’ll show you how it works….. 😀 😯 😆

  258. d1島: September 23, 2008 9:04 pm

    Better go study da play book.


  259. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 23, 2008 9:05 pm

    Nitey Nite d1!

    Hiya Brew!

  260. brew808 September 23, 2008 9:09 pm

    shhhhhhh ….. I’m cloaking…… 😀

  261. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 23, 2008 9:14 pm

    . . . . .tippitoe . . .

  262. Stretch September 23, 2008 9:22 pm

    Koakane missed out tonight… $1 Heineken’s at the Call the Coach. No can go wrong…..

  263. Kekoa September 23, 2008 9:27 pm

    Brew ~ You can see the quandry we are in here…practice or no, bordering on low level college football espionage. A cloaking device indeed. I favor the Princess Diaries myself, c_c is on the mainland, the coast is clear. Curveball is well versed in taking witness statements.

  264. brew808 September 23, 2008 9:31 pm

    Hey Liz – I kept looking for #57 in blue at the Niners game on Sunday. Finally my friend says she thinks she sees him in civi’s on the sidelines. She recognized his face – claimed her sister and brother had Mr. Dizon in their classes on Kauai. Too bad – it would have been nice to see him get some NFL action. What kind of neck injury does he have?

    #97 – Ikaika Alama-Francis didn’t start but got a lot of PT. He really needs to bulk/strengthen up as he was readily handled by the Niner OL.

    Nice to see Warrior alumni playing on Sundays!!! 😀 😯 😆

  265. brew808 September 23, 2008 9:35 pm

    Kekoa – How about coffee & waffles while you guys talk about Warrior Football!!?! It might be nice to show up early/late to cheer the guys on (to/from the practice field) and let them know that the Tsaikos are there to support them, even if there is a closed practice. 😀

  266. Jason September 23, 2008 9:35 pm


    Soares is a 2005 Castle High School graduate, He did not play football in 2005 while he was enrolled at a private school.

    He played two seasons for the Warriors. He has not used a redshirt year.

    Because he was a partial-qualifier out of high school, he is considered to be a senior. He can earn a fourth season — and second senior year — if he shows significant progress in his college major.

  267. brew808 September 23, 2008 9:38 pm

    Okay, Jason is here….. back to “cloaking”….. 😀

  268. BowsForever September 23, 2008 9:58 pm

    Thanks Jason. Nuts, I _did_ read that article (from Tsai-meister himself) correctly. Well, I sure hope Blaze having a fourth year is a close-to-automatic thing, and that he took full advantage of the summer school program to work on his major.

  269. Jason September 23, 2008 10:06 pm

    I am always here. This is my home. I am the stain in the rug you can’t get out.

  270. Jason September 23, 2008 10:08 pm

    I hate it when you refresh, and nothing new shows up, then you post and the new posts come. Thankfully, it was only one post that was “cloaked.”

  271. Kekoa September 23, 2008 10:12 pm

    Brew ~ I’m amazed at your uncanny ability to solve problems. Surely you must be on the level just above our resident boy genius.

    If it were not such a long commute in from the ceded lands without benefit of a rail transit system, I would surely be their for that brief moment as practice is dismissed.

    I’ll have to send my apologies to Coach Mack in answer to an email I just received from him praising my support. He is an amazing man. With all the turmoil that surrounded him these past 2 weeks, he still found time to contact me Sunday afternoon.

  272. Jason September 23, 2008 10:33 pm

    There’s Garret, way way way up at the top of the Empire State Building. Then there’s brew808, somewhere around the 80th floor. I’m taking the stairs to get to the 4th floor, huffing and puffing along the way. And homey, chawan_cut, and Big Wave Dave (the ICS majors) are in the basement, sweeping and mopping the floors. 😉

  273. Jason September 23, 2008 10:52 pm

  274. Jason September 23, 2008 10:52 pm

    Okay, so it really is that everyone’s disappeared. Did Kekoa scare you all away again? Or did he bring chocolate cake, or something?

  275. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 23, 2008 11:37 pm

    I got into watching streaming video from Amazon… free Michael Moore movie.
    Very cool service!

  276. SteveM September 23, 2008 11:41 pm

    Hi Jason — Goodnight, Jason and everyone.

    Gotta sleep. Too tired from cleanup and dishes–the automatic dish washer system must be broken and I almost got the stove restored…but I might need a new microwave. 🙁

    But tomorrow it’s cooking at Camellia with Long Time UH Fan and maybe Tom Mui. We hate to eat alone so the cowbell is ringing: Camellia (McCully) at 11:30 AM…

  277. al September 23, 2008 11:41 pm

    closed practices……unstable qb situation.

    i’ve been trying to info the head cheese that the only way graunke’s thumb will be ready to go by this weekend is through the ancient arts of kiate nerve treatments. the true sensei is a former rb emergency qb of the university of hawaii whose name was glorified in recent years.

    i have seen him perform “miracles” before my own eyes with both of my sons and other athletes that i have brought there all with similar thumb injuries.

    i have twice emailed him to no avail and not even a reply for the first time.

    can tsai help pass this info on?????

  278. al September 24, 2008 12:00 am

    jdog…that’s what i been saying for awhile.

    who’s mike cheery and liza chong anyway?

  279. al September 24, 2008 12:02 am

    lt? stretch? put a couple of bud lights in the qb’s hip pocket and he’ll protect em.

    i guess one slot could be homey….we could call him yoda.

  280. al September 24, 2008 12:03 am

    oh wena….i am sorry.

    btw, girl, the nectarines at costco were very tart.

  281. al September 24, 2008 12:12 am

    good to see some of the wounded returning to the battle front. but, two main ingredients are still questionable, that would be graunke and soares.

    they could provide for some huge emotional lift.

    i think the return of rocky will add some toughness back on the field now.

    no matter the first play, in either case, will set the tone for the game. i foresee some huge smackdowns on kick coverage teams and some reckless abandom type returns this saturday.

    okay gots to run now.

    so many questions. so many….

    i still want to see mouton and lane back there and wash returning punts.

    i think we need pilares back at slots.

    if graunke no go, a surprise starter at qb. i wouldn’t be surprised if santos is the qb on saturday. it won’t be funaki if graunkster no can go.

    are they gonna release ryan henry from the redshirt handcuffs? we need him out there.

  282. wafan September 24, 2008 3:41 am

    Good morning!

    Time to wake up!!! Up and at ’em!!!

  283. wafan September 24, 2008 3:42 am

    “Up and at ’em! At ’em, Atom Ant!”

  284. wafan September 24, 2008 3:44 am

    If C_C can make it through next Monday he will have the chance to thaw out a bit. It is supposed to get all the way up to 70! Whoo-hoo!

  285. Ronnie September 24, 2008 3:55 am

    Good Morning wafan!

    Tonight is back to school night for my son. It is his senior year, and thanks to something you posted a while back, this will be the first back to school night that I attend. 😀

  286. Loa September 24, 2008 5:32 am

    morning gang!

    happy hump day!

    wishing all the wounded Warriors a speedy recovery
    spring practice – pau; uw’s – pau; fall camp – pau; first quarter – pau; scout bowl – pau; bye week – pau
    its time to move on to the next quarter and defend the hale
    as Kazz sed “What’s it going to be Warrior!”

  287. Loa September 24, 2008 5:36 am

    hey Ronnie –
    good luck to your son, you only get one senior year
    well i take that back, in my case i had more than one, hehe, 😆

  288. Ronnie September 24, 2008 5:41 am

    Hi Loa!

    So far it has been an expensive year, but he seems to be having a good time. And since his grades are good, I’m having a good time too! 🙂

  289. Loa September 24, 2008 5:55 am

    Ronnie –
    that’s good to hear, tell him no forget to have some fun too but not too much or uncle kekoa get one big slippah
    btw there’s a new post up

  290. addahknowjoe September 24, 2008 8:19 am

    one senior year is always better than several senior moments.

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