Gray area

From all indications, these UH recruits will grayshirt this season:

• Ipulasi Eselu, defensive end, Moanalua High

• Calen Friel, defensive end, Kailua High

• Dominick Sierra, linebacker, La Habra High

• Marcus Umu, safety, Saint Louis School

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Defensive lineman Moses Samia, a freshman from Saint Louis School, will focus solely on football and not play baseball in 2011.

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Can’t remember if I ran this photo of Dustin Blount, Ryan Henry and Kawika Ornellas:


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This will make the office pool interesting: NCAA 68-team tourney.

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Happy birthday to Big Island Kurt.

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Guess who kicked okole in bowling yesterday. Hint: “I hope you’re all having a … pleasant evening.”



  1. chopsueyboy July 12, 2010 8:13 am


  2. chopsueyboy July 12, 2010 8:18 am

    Does anyone else watch Tour de France early in the morning?

    Tour de France ‘is finished’ for Lance Armstrong after crashes

  3. wafan July 12, 2010 8:18 am


  4. wafan July 12, 2010 8:19 am

    Heck, top 5 anyhow.

  5. wafan July 12, 2010 8:20 am

    Good Monday to all!

  6. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 8:22 am

    I guess he won’t be accused of blood-doping in this race.

  7. djmitcho July 12, 2010 8:24 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Hope everyone has a good Monday

  8. cheepono July 12, 2010 8:27 am

    Top 10.

    Cheepono out.

  9. ai-eee-soos July 12, 2010 8:28 am

    Coach Mack “stockpiling” for the future. Glad that the program is able to do this.

  10. BIGWAVE96744 July 12, 2010 8:29 am

    hi Stephen.. What about Corey Lau, Samson Anguay, David Katina? are they GS, too?

  11. Slugger July 12, 2010 8:31 am

    Good morning, gangeez!

  12. MichiganWarrior July 12, 2010 8:36 am

    As long as they work on their education and keep in shape so they’re ready for next year!

  13. ai-eee-soos July 12, 2010 8:40 am

    #12 – agreed. no slacking off.

  14. LizKauai m/ July 12, 2010 8:40 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  15. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 8:51 am

    Good morning again Tsaikos….Hope all have a good one.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 8:57 am

    Iwas wondering what was up with Friel.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 8:57 am

    Give these guys a year with Tommy H.!

  18. greenthumb July 12, 2010 9:00 am

    Sorry if this is off topic today, but I have a fees question. Back in the day, fulltime UHM students paid $240/semester when registering, and if I am remembering right, the tuition was $220 and there were “fees” of $20. So when did UH do away with fees? And yeah as a student I would be bummed about fees but would feel better if they are positioned as bundled value — like the examples of bus savings and chances at prime seating you guys mentioned.

    As for RainBowTique, it is long past time to have the logo profits go to athletics. Since UH changed the parking price structure at UH, one way to boost RainBowTique sales is replace the Ward Center location with Ala Moana, as ST suggested. Another could be to allow the bookstore to validate parking so that you have a one-hour grace at the bookstore if you are buying logo stuff.

  19. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 9:19 am

    As I understand it — and, readers, feel free to correct me — that money became an activity that benefits Campus Center.

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 9:19 am

    “I was” that should read above.

  21. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 9:20 am

    One of our readers told me that UCLA has been making a move on Friel.
    I called around, and it sound like Friel is holding steady with UH.

  22. ai-eee-soos July 12, 2010 9:26 am

    dat normchow making pilikia wth our recruiting.

    if he going cockaroach our players, how about getting slick rick to play a game against the WARRIORS.

  23. SteveM July 12, 2010 9:34 am

    Good morning everyone!

  24. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 9:36 am

    Morning, all.
    Thanks for finding us.
    It does take a while for the link to post. Hmm. Time to call Scott’s mother again?

  25. Lux Painter July 12, 2010 9:37 am

    Howdy people – good morning!

  26. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 9:39 am

    Isn’t Lux Painting located in Alabama?

  27. al July 12, 2010 9:49 am

    so with at least four grays and two non-qualifiers…does this open any more scholies for this year for a bounce back/midyear transfer?

    or did we overbook?

  28. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 9:51 am

    I think UH overbooked.
    But I have to think there’s an opening somewhere because a scholie was set aside for Brashton Satele.
    Luke Ingram and Bryant Moniz go on scholarship Aug. 4.

  29. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 9:52 am

    Don’t forget to show up for today’s workouts at 4 p.m.

  30. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 9:53 am

    greenthumb….I too remember that fee as a student at UH. I posted that on yesterday’s blog saying that I was for a fee since I recall paying one back in the day.

    I know it is hard for students to pay their tuition and books and fees etc. But part of the blame has to go on them as well. Well, I don’t know if blame is the correct word.

    Look, UH students pay a nominal tuition when compared with other systems around the country. FT undergrad tuition for residents is $3792…next year it will be $4200. Compare that to UW…$8700, WSU $8500, UC Irvine $25,000, UC Santa Cruz $11,500, UCLA $11,000…even NMSU and Utah State are just around UH’s tuition….

    When I was at UH it was like $800 a semester and tuition increases were proposed back then. However, the students fought and won against the nominal increases for each of the 4 years at was at UH. The year after I graduated tuition increased tremendously…I think it was more than double. In hindsight, if the students hadn’t fought those increases, it may have been more palatable with smaller yearly tuition hikes than large one time hikes….

  31. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 9:59 am

    Yep, the graycoats will get acclimated to the routine of college life and should be good to go come spring ball.

    I don’t recall what tuition cost…I can’t even recall going to class.

  32. al July 12, 2010 10:00 am

    did veni manu’s stuff get cleared off someone’s desk?
    i hope more non-qualifiers would take that route.

    so could one non-qualifier go to a non-gridiron school fulltime, qualify as did blaze and hopefully manu, and then grayshirt???

    which would behoove the player by allowing him to enroll part time in the fall and acclimate to the uh environment and then join in the spring full time and have that time to work out and learn the system as well?

  33. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 10:04 am

    I do not believe so.
    The five-year clock is triggered once somebody enrolls in a school fulltime. That’s why Luke Ingram, for instance, is a four-to-play-four guy.
    In the past, a player’s clock didn’t start. That was the loophole. But the loophole has since been closed.
    Still, it’s a good deal. As i understand — again, readers, feel free to correct me — but if a player goes to a four-year, non-football school, he can transfer easier once he has accumulated 24 transferrable credits. And, as I understand it, the Division I school only looks at the transcripts from the college, not the SAT scores or high school transcripts.

  34. Bigislandkurt July 12, 2010 10:04 am

    Mahalo ST!


  35. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 10:07 am

    yep, the key words are transferable credits.

  36. djmitcho July 12, 2010 10:27 am

    Happy Birthday BIK!

  37. djmitcho July 12, 2010 10:29 am

    ANd FYI….this Tsaiko is gonna be on the Big Island next week. Gonna try and fit a hit and run trip to Oahu for a day or 2 (would probably be a thursday or friday if I can work it out).

  38. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 10:39 am

    Does that mean lunch next week?

  39. SteveM July 12, 2010 10:39 am

    I’m getting older, so I’ll admit it… my UH tuition was around $125 a semester. I remember carrying all that money in cash to pay upon registration in Klum gym. I also remember an Athletic Book fee of $10-15 (?). I forgot if it was optional or not–probably not.

    But, I readily paid it since I was used to buying “Athletic Books” in high school. These books had tickets for all the football and basketball games. Some events, you just show the book. Do high schools still sell books or something similar?

    …used to get my hands on a UH book for a decade after, until I ran out of people I knew who were students. 🙄 Also used to sit in the student section on the 45 yard line in orange section.

  40. Slugger July 12, 2010 10:40 am

    Happy Birthday, Big Island Kurt!

  41. d1島 July 12, 2010 10:41 am

    Happy Birthday Big Island Kurt!

  42. d1島 July 12, 2010 10:42 am

    …someone say, “Lunch”?

  43. d1島 July 12, 2010 10:46 am

    With David Freitas’ departure after the MLB draft, Moses Samia woulda been a welcome addition to Trap’s “battery” plans.

  44. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 10:48 am

    I know the ILH sells a 10-game basketball pack for adults. We usually bring about six to each, so we go through a lot of packs. Then you figure in Devon’s minutes-per-game average …

  45. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 10:48 am

    I said lunch.

    So what SteveM? Dusted off your tanker and bowling ball yet?

  46. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 10:49 am

    Gotta chase the money, and you get more from a full-ride football scholarship than partial baseball scholarship. Plus, if he plays both sports, football has to pick up the tab.

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 10:54 am

    Never paid tuition…

    …academic scholarship, believe it or not.

  48. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 10:54 am

    Happy Birthday Big Island Kurt!!!

  49. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 10:55 am

    I’m going to have to vote on “not.”

  50. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 10:56 am

    From a sampling of our posts Did any of our readers attend the majority of their classes?
    I know I rarely did.

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 10:58 am

    Speakin’ of the Big Island, Sweety and I will be there on Thursday for a family reunion. More than 70 descendants of my my Mom and Dad will be attend. Panaewa here we come! 🙂

  52. Kazz July 12, 2010 11:00 am

    If you missed one class in Logic, you’d be screwed for the entire semester.

  53. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 11:00 am


    I attended ALL of my classes!!!

    But, a lot of good it did me.

    Maybe, the secret to success is to cut.

  54. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 11:00 am

    You talking elementary, intermediate, high, and college classes?

    Elementary – attended all classes!
    Intermediate – Attended almost all.
    High – Homeroom
    College – I did take the exams.

  55. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 11:01 am

    I did, Tsai. More amazing facts: I was on the Dean’s List and a Member of the Mortar and Pestle Club. (What ever that was.)

  56. jojo ® July 12, 2010 11:01 am

    Hoot! DPK is a genius! I knew it!

    oops, Happy Birthday Big Island Kurt!

  57. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 11:02 am


    Did you grad with honors from HS and college?

  58. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 11:02 am

    Logic? pfffft, it’s all a fallacy.

  59. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 11:04 am

    gigi – Of course I did. LOL

  60. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 11:05 am


    what else you going say, eh?

  61. SteveM July 12, 2010 11:06 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    July 12th, 2010 at 10:56 am
    From a sampling of our posts Did any of our readers attend the majority of their classes?
    I know I rarely did.

    ST — I attended the majority of my classes…and went to Grace’s lunch wagon almost every day. But there were days I woke up late and missed morning class(s), drove to UH to eat at Grace’s, and then went home (cutting any afternoon class) 🙁

    Yeah, I can eat the same thing every day, which helped me in the service. 🙂

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 11:06 am

    Kazz –
    Your #52, that seems only logical doesn’t it?

  63. tommui July 12, 2010 11:06 am

    ST re: #50. I think most of my time was playing canasta at Hemingway Hall – occasionally bridge and sometimes chess.

    Lot of time was spent in Ka Leo office – Tets Sonoda and Benny Woods were there too.

  64. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 11:09 am


    Hemingway Hall? You sure it wasn’t HEMENWAY?

  65. d1島 July 12, 2010 11:09 am

    Define: attend 😈

  66. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 11:11 am

    Thanks jojo! I just wish I was smart like you, or say, homey!

  67. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 11:15 am

    Many nights were spent in Keller hall gathering software notes from foreign students…

  68. d1島 July 12, 2010 11:15 am

    Wow, was there karaoke at the bowling alley as well?

  69. Stretch July 12, 2010 11:16 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    July 12th, 2010 at 10:56 am
    From a sampling of our posts Did any of our readers attend the majority of their classes?
    I know I rarely did.

    I bet that Jason attended all classes AND extra study sessions. For me, all that matters is I have my diploma and license.

  70. Lux Painter July 12, 2010 11:17 am

    ST: #26

    Yep, Jose Lux has a painting business in Alabama = J Lux Painting.

    But I’m not Alabamy bound.

  71. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 11:17 am

    DPK – The perception of smart is dictated by the gangsta’s you hang with.

  72. SteveM July 12, 2010 11:19 am

    ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─:
    July 12th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    So what SteveM? Dusted off your tanker and bowling ball yet?

    Tanker? My sleek 9′-10″ Hobie? No, need some muscles and lasik surgery. But I was at Sam’s Club yesterday and saw some boards that looked my size as I walked in. As I got closer, I saw the photo’s of people paddle boarding. 😳

    My bowling ball is fine and even has ST’s name on it. But I have a HMO health plan with lousy coverage when I break things tumbling 20 feet down the alley. Will set off the foul light too.

  73. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 11:20 am

    And thass exactly why I wanna be smart like you, homey, my man! Lookit all the guns you gots!

    (Um, er, uh, is it okay to call you my man? I don’t want know trouble up in here, Mr. homey, sir.)

  74. Slugger July 12, 2010 11:22 am

    DPK, you genius, you!

    When I was offered a full scholarship to SF, I said, “I’ll go!” Made it to most of my classes except when I lived across the Presidio with my boyfriend. No direct bus service, so I would sometimes hitchhike. The best ride: my business law prof would come by in his VW van & give me a ride, door to door service. That year, though, I missed too many classes… 🙁 At least I took my Uncle’s advice and didn’t learn to play bridge & waste my time.

    K, off to lunch at Maple Garden!

  75. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 11:22 am


    How did ST’s name get on your bowling ball???

  76. Shoko July 12, 2010 11:22 am

    Attending class depended on whether the professor spoke understandable english. One of my classes was taught by a guy from India. He was an intelligent man, but his accent was terrible. At times I thought I was and exchange student attending the University of Mumbai.

  77. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 11:23 am

    SteveM – I think lasik surgery is easier to get than muscles. 😆

    Speaking of paddle boarding, that’s where I’m headed tomorrow. Looks fun so I gotta try it.

  78. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 11:25 am


    I can empathize. I took a statistics class and could not, for the life of me, understand the prof’s Japanese accent. Got a C for that class.

    I then took a different stats class from a prof who spoke standard English. Got an A for that class.

  79. Jason July 12, 2010 11:26 am

    I skipped a majority of my Biol 101 lectures. The prof always gave some study guide questions at the end of each lecture, and he put the PowerPoint slides online. But he never included the questions slides, so I just got those from a friend the day before the exam. I’d make a last-minute study guide, and study on the bus ride to school. Bought me an extra hour to sleep in before my next class.

    Besides skipping a couple Econ and Chem classes here and there, I did attend most of my classes. I didn’t go to too many study sessions, for the most part I studied on my own.

    Speaking of which, I should work on my paper. Eh, I think I’ll do some summer cleaning first.

  80. chopsueyboy July 12, 2010 11:26 am

    Attending classes at UH in the early 1970’s
    Yes I did attend most of my classes.
    Does it count if you slept through the classes held at Varsity Theater?
    History 101, Psychology 101, Art 101 my first year

  81. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 11:27 am

    DPK – You can call me Mr. homey. 8)

  82. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 11:30 am

    Thank you Mr. homey.

  83. SteveM July 12, 2010 11:31 am

    Re: #77
    homey — I gotta start packing tomorrow, otherwise I’d be tempted to join you. Just show me where to mount the 4-HP outboard…

  84. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 11:31 am

    H-bod – if that was you trying to phone me…my phone needs recharging. I’ll call you back when I have more juice.

  85. Derek July 12, 2010 11:35 am

    Any word on Chad Lopati and T.J. Alifipo? Noticed that Boise St. already has 7 football commits for 2011 already. Last I checked, UH and the other WAC teams had none. For all of Boise State’s success on the football field, their other sports are not very good. Other than football they will have a hard time competing in the MWC. Their basketball team is not good. And they don’t play baseball either. So, if you ask me UH’s overall program is a lot better than any WAC school. Look at it this way, in 2010 UH has a good chance to compete and win the NCAA National Championship in 3 sports (Men’s and Women’s volleyball, and women’s softball). Personally, I think the UH men’s basketball team will be a lot better this year too. And I feel pretty confident that the UH football team can secure a Sheraton Hawaii Bowl berth also. It all depends on scoring TDS in the red zone, winning the turnover battle, and good play by the QB(s) and special teams. Let the season begin!!!!

  86. djmitcho July 12, 2010 11:36 am

    Morning classes in college were a bit hard to make. In one comm class, I missed so many classes, the prof told me that even if I got 100 on the final I wouldnt pass, so don’t bother coming. That’s why i scheduled most of my classes for 10 at the earliest after that. Night classes were even better!

  87. djmitcho July 12, 2010 11:38 am

    I’m with stretch…at least I got my diploma

  88. Shoko July 12, 2010 11:39 am

    ‘A’ in stats means Gigi was a smart girl at UHM. 😉

  89. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 11:39 am

    One of my coolest Profs. was Dr. Paul Heinberg, a truly brilliant man. At the age of 17, he became a pilot in WWII, and was shot down and spent 15 months in a German POW camp.
    He spoke perfect English, but most students never understood a word of any of his lectures.
    He used so much technical jargon that we were lost after he said hello.

  90. papajoe2 July 12, 2010 11:49 am

    #39 SteveM. the high school that I’m familiar with, has athletic books. If you play any sports at the school you are required to buy a book. I helps to pay for buses and equipment, etc.
    #30 JJ. Thanks for the info on school tuition. When my keeds were in high school and playing sports, I looked up the tuition for for various schools on the mainland. For most of the bigger Cali. schools, the tuition was in the $28,000-&35,000 range with Stanford, USC, UCLA, etc., even higher.. That was more than 10 years ago. UH was about $9,000-$10,000. Most universities in the Cali. state system highly recommends the incoming freshmen to live in the on campus dorms. UH was rated as having one of the cheapest tuition in the USA making it a bargain university. This and no athletic fee too. I know since then, UH increased their tuition, but so did everybody else. Are we still a “bargain” university?

  91. papajoe2 July 12, 2010 11:54 am

    Went to college with the intent of getting all A’s, but regretfully quit. Had a hard time spelling “A”.

  92. MichiganWarrior July 12, 2010 11:59 am

    Happy birthday, Big Island Kurt!

  93. jojo ® July 12, 2010 11:59 am

    you know how I know DPK is a genius? He’s multilingual!

    and I wanna be like stretch and get my license, too.

  94. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 12:07 pm

    Me too!

  95. chopsueyboy July 12, 2010 12:07 pm

    Happy Birthday Big Island Kurt!

  96. chopsueyboy July 12, 2010 12:09 pm

    Back in UH school days, when I was awake
    Grace’s was still a lunch wagon with 85 cents plate lunch
    dollar for mix plate

  97. Not an Expert July 12, 2010 12:10 pm

    Fee increases are part of the cost of living rising. Doing it in small increments each year is the most fairest way to do it. Not having it increase each year and having a huge jump after 4 or 5 years later made some save and some others to pay more as they started their college schooling. By projecting and planning these increases each year overtime, will make it fairer to all. However doing this may create surpluses in the short term which becomes an acquilles heel. Damm if you have it, damm if you don’t spend it and damm try saving it for a rainy day. The reason why we the citizens of each state are put on this financial rollercoaster ride.

  98. Garret July 12, 2010 12:19 pm

    Happy Birthday Big Island Kurt!

  99. Body Workout 101 July 12, 2010 12:22 pm

    Hawaii News –…

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  100. al July 12, 2010 12:25 pm

    don’t they say that genius lacks common sense?

  101. al July 12, 2010 12:26 pm

    most of my classes were held at university cue, anna banana’s, kuhio grill, club jade, and various surf spots.

  102. al July 12, 2010 12:27 pm

    oops…another 100.

  103. Da Punchbowl Kid July 12, 2010 12:27 pm

    Your telling me…

  104. Garret July 12, 2010 12:28 pm

    I went to all of my classes at Texas…except my 8am class during my Freshman year. I have no idea why they scheduled an honors computer programming class at 8am, but they instructor saw me about once per month in class. Luckily, you could just read the book and learn to program on your own. I can admit this now because my parents are in Vegas for 5+ days and they probably won’t read this comment.

    At Stanford I had times were I missed more than half of my classes every single week. But I had a good excuse–I took 3 classes scheduled at the same time (T/Th 9:30-11am) and 2 others scheduled right after that (T/Th 11am-12:30pm). All of the classes were offered only once per year and I only took 11 months to get my Masters degree, so I had to take them then.

    Stanford has a really nice setup where every lecture was recorded and you could go to the library to watch the lectures anytime you wanted. One visiting professor had to replace a professor that got seriously ill and he spoke with the strongest Italian accent I’ve ever heard…I had to rewind all the time to understand what he said. For people who lived in the dorms they could watch the lectures in their rooms (televised for free on channels that the school used) or record them to watch them later. They could even call in to ask questions during the lecture. It is nice when a school has some money…

  105. al July 12, 2010 12:30 pm

    i was eating my second triple scoop of pineapple and strawberry guri-guri of the trip.

    i ask the third generation heir to the tasaka gold mine, “so why not open a store on oahu?”
    “you could make some serious coin.” i go on to say to her.

    she replies rather dead panned in her answer, “nah, then i would have to work too hard.”

    yup, “maui no ka oi.”

  106. al July 12, 2010 12:31 pm

    oh and yah, (for those who need to know) tiffany’s has maintained their quality and quantity.

  107. al July 12, 2010 12:32 pm

    tomw, i’ll go down to sekiya’s and see if they would open a franchise store in kahului. i’ll bet they too would make some serious coin in the valley isle.

  108. Garret July 12, 2010 12:33 pm

    I was just able to read the Q&A thread with JD on SportsHawaii. I thought I should pass along this tidbit from JD.

    We are in the process of putting together a Na Koa Telethon tentatively scheduled for August 17th, which would be telecast on KFVE. It will be about 2-1/2 hours long and proceeds will go to UH Football. More details to come out soon.

  109. al July 12, 2010 12:34 pm

    no, just to those of genius.

  110. Garret July 12, 2010 12:34 pm

    It sounds like Coach Dana’s contract is just about done.

    I can’t say much because it’s a personnel issue, but suffice it to say I signed off on the contract several months ago — and being careful not to put words in Dana’s or her attorney’s mouth, I’m pretty sure they are agreeable with the current terms (otherwise I wouldn’t have signed off on it). There are indications that the contract should be completely executed (as you can probably guess there are more than mine and Dana’s signatures required) within the next few weeks — at least that’s the indications I’m getting at this point. In any case, the Athletics Department is honoring the terms that Dana’s attorney negotiated with us until the contract has been completely executed.

  111. Garret July 12, 2010 12:37 pm

    As of today, 2010 football season ticket renewals are at approximately 18,500 (approximately 82.2% not including student season tickets). It remains to be seen whether or not we will be selling student season tickets this year depending on whether or not the student athletic fee is approved.

  112. al July 12, 2010 12:39 pm

    why can’t they incorporate a public auction of uh paraphenalia during the auction as well. i am sure that some colt brennan autographed stuff would still command a nice ticket.

    foursome at waialae cc with a coach of your choice (or two).
    retro jerseys, helmets, etc.
    50 yardline seats r/t air, accomodations, at boise state, etc.

    just thinking out loud (or aloud?).

  113. d1島 July 12, 2010 12:41 pm

    There are infomercials that last 2.5 hours….

    …I guess it’s a start. 😉

  114. al July 12, 2010 12:42 pm

    …during the telethon as well.

  115. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 12:59 pm

    Rainbow Cliff,

    You were right. Derek Fisher is going to sign with the Lakers, per He said he was offered a more lucrative offer elsewhere (the Heat?), but decided the one from the Lakers was “more valuable.”

    Awww, too bad for the Heat! Did you know LeBron met Fish at the airport in Miami?

  116. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 1:01 pm

    Well…when I went to UH…I attended every one of my classes….. 🙂

  117. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 1:03 pm

    #115…They sell fish at Miami Airport???

  118. Old School Dave July 12, 2010 1:08 pm

    My favorite classes were Geography of Hawaii and Geography of Honolulu taught by Prof Abraham Piianaia. Interesting content, colorful person (I believe he was a merchant marine during the war – if memory serves me correctly), and hilarious stories that he told the class that had me cracking up all the time. Heard that he later was a crew member on the Hokulea years later and at a pretty late age. Very interesting person.

    On a side note, one day in Prof Piianaia’s class, the first test of the semester, all of these football players show up. I’m listening to one player brief another one regarding the test and the info he’s passing is all wrong. “See what happens when you no come class!”

  119. chopsueyboy July 12, 2010 1:09 pm

    Will Jerry Lewis adopt our Warriors as Jerry’s kids for the telethon?

  120. Old School Dave July 12, 2010 1:13 pm

    Grace’s Lunch Wagon was the place. Chicken katsu, extra salad, no chowfun. Used to inhale those plate lunches and not gain a pound. Heard that the original owners have a huge house in Port Lock or there abouts.

  121. Not an Expert July 12, 2010 1:13 pm

    Back in the 70’s to early 80’s wasn’t the student section on the sidelines behind the football team with the band situated close by? Being attendance cannot average in the 40,000 like back then, why not have the students and band be closer to the team once again. Will that stimulate student interest?

    In addition to promote more fans why not have the north end zone be $10.00 for all seats. First come first serve. Current season ticket holders can improve their seating if wanted to in the north end zone section &/or maintain their season tickets with a discount price of $15.00 per game. Also presell tickets to all schoold in Hawaii at $7.00. Going forward adjust the promotion and be sure to allow all these north end zone long time season ticket holders to get some benefit when tickets once again become in demand.

    The north end zone is practically empty for most of the games anyway and maybe this will have an impact of creating new fans as well as increasing concession revenue.

  122. chawan_cut July 12, 2010 1:32 pm

    i thought ST got a new camera to get rid of the bluriness…

  123. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 1:34 pm

    #118 old school dave….I took Prof. Piiainia class as well. Very interesting, informative, and an eye opener. He was telling us this story about how his family had the opportunity to buy land where Turtle Bay (at the time it was Kuilima) stands now. 25 cents an acre he tells us….aiyaahhh…my father should have bought da land…den I wouldn’t be teaching today…MWAHAHAHAHAHA

    I think his son was a Captain on one of the Matson vessels…..I would have to ask Pride.

    #121…u are correct…students used to sit with band behind the team.

  124. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 1:36 pm

    ST…I thought it was, “Howzit everybody…Let’s talk sports…” Oh, wait, that’s the other guy…..LMAO

  125. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 1:36 pm

    C_C he did….the subject was just moving too fast….

  126. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 1:37 pm

    I’m not sure how I feel about having my initials on another guy’s, uh, bowling ball.

  127. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 1:38 pm

    Difference between men and women (and DPK): most guys never talk about how well they did in school, on a golf course or in a casino.

  128. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 1:40 pm

    homey said he grad with honors from hs and college.

  129. cavewarrior July 12, 2010 1:45 pm

    also from da $240.40/semester…but had to camp overnight in line at CC to buy student football season tickets too ..forget how much…

  130. papajoe2 July 12, 2010 1:48 pm

    I think it was the combined news channel that said last night, Anthony Carter may be headed to Miami. They wouldn’t really need for him to score a lot of points, just dish off, get the fast break going, and play defense. This is what AC if noted for.

  131. jojo ® July 12, 2010 1:49 pm

    gigi – homey also said he has poodles, but they sure don’t look like it, so I only believed he graduated and that’s it.

  132. papajoe2 July 12, 2010 1:50 pm

    at some guys high schools, the teachers were honored that the student got out.

  133. no shame July 12, 2010 1:50 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    July 12th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    Difference between men and women (and DPK): most guys never talk about how well they did in school, on a golf course or in a casino.

    most guys are humble, others a full of themselves

  134. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 1:51 pm

    oooo, jojo, das cold, real cold. haha

  135. papajoe2 July 12, 2010 1:52 pm

    Try again, at some high schools, the teachers were honored that some guys got out. me??

  136. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 1:54 pm

    homey needs to defend his honor. where is he?

  137. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 2:05 pm

    No shame:
    I think it’s the bachi factor.

  138. GRM July 12, 2010 2:08 pm

    Back in ’61, went to all my classes as a frosh; went to some of my classes as a soph; got kicked out after being on probation; got mad for being kicked out, rested a year and went back to UH in ’64; went to all my classes after that and finally got my sheepskin in ’66.

  139. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 2:12 pm

    did anyone attend their college grad ceremony? I attended my hs one, but skipped my UH ceremony. So no pictures! First one to grad from college in my family, too.

    i just couldn’t be bothered…

  140. GRM July 12, 2010 2:14 pm

    Oh yea, always had lunch at Graces.

  141. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 2:14 pm

    jojo is correct, my poodles do not look like poodles…genetic defect.

  142. GRM July 12, 2010 2:17 pm

    Walked and participated in ’66 grad ceremony held in Andrews Amphitheater.

  143. Pomai July 12, 2010 2:18 pm

    Wen I went to school I cut most classes, dat stone tablet en chisel wuz to hard for carry around.

  144. Stretch July 12, 2010 2:18 pm

    Jojo ®:
    July 12th, 2010 at 11:59 am
    and I wanna be like stretch and get my license, too.

    You don’t drive??

  145. madeinhawaii July 12, 2010 2:20 pm

    aloha all..

    35 years later and I still have those occasional nightmares about not having attended any of my classes but having to take the midterm only to not remember where the class room is anymore… I worked from 10:30pm to 7am mon-friday as the night auditor for the Beachcomber Hotel… booked the early classes till 1:30pm daily… slept when I could, rehearsed from 7-10pm daily for theater… I even worked at Mossman Gallery in Waikiki on the Weekend days.

  146. madeinhawaii July 12, 2010 2:22 pm

    Usually the nightmares are about my third semester Physics or Inorganic Chem classes…

  147. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 2:26 pm

    Inorganic? I was into organics.

  148. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 2:26 pm

    Don’t forget: unsupervised workouts are at 4 p.m.

  149. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 2:31 pm

    #139….gigi, had cameras back then???

  150. madeinhawaii July 12, 2010 2:34 pm


    I think you had to book Ralston, founder of Crazy Shirts fame, to airbrush your image back then.

  151. wafan July 12, 2010 2:42 pm

    (J)J . . .

    Had a bird in the “camera” with a hammer and chisel. HA!

    mih . . .

    Airbrushing? Just like the cave art in France of the handprints?

  152. wafan July 12, 2010 2:46 pm

    GG . . .

    Just kidding. HA!

    The wet colodian process was being used extensively by Mathew Brady at the time.

  153. wafan July 12, 2010 2:48 pm

    Happy birthday BIK!!!


  154. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 2:50 pm

    you guys! Lucky I get sense of humor, eh?!

  155. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 2:51 pm

    i married my husband to buss up my enemies…

  156. puuloke July 12, 2010 2:52 pm

    Posted this on yesterday’s blog, but am so hot under the collar about the UH activity fee, that I decided to post again in case anybody missed it.

    How horrible that UH would want all UH students to contribute to activities that they don’t like or don’t participate in directly! Let’s take this further to the real world. Why should I have to pay taxes for public schools, when I sent all 5 of my kids to a private one? Why should I have to pay the extra GET to pay for the Honolulu rail system (I do, when I buy something from Honolulu) when I live in Hilo? How come we have to subsidize Mass transit – I drive my own car? Why do I have to support a welfare system? And my biggest gripe, why should I have had to support our state’s effort to condemn private Hawaiian trust lands, so some of those same cherished lands could eventually end up in the hands of a billionaire Japanese speculator to turn into slums?

    In the real world we all have to support a lot of things from which we get no direct or even objectional benefit. Grow up and and just bear it, or as my sister-in-law often tells my daughters – PUT ON YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES AND DEAL WITH IT!

  157. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 2:55 pm

    Puuloke….that’s true…except that if you live in Hilo, you don’t pay the extra GET for rail transit…only those on Oahu pay that extra charge.

  158. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 2:55 pm

    Oh…and Happy Birthday BIK

  159. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 2:57 pm

    How’s this one gigi…

    gigi goes way back, in fact she was a model for Picasso.

    Yes kids, pay the activity fee. If you don’t like it go to another school you can call your alma mater.

  160. koakane™ July 12, 2010 2:58 pm

    one of mr.Piiainia son was gordon. he was a tug boat capt and sailed on hokulea. worked with him at KS. also took a class from sr.

    afternoon tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s, warm out with very little breeze but still no other place I rather be than home in these islands in the middle of the sea.

  161. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 2:59 pm

    Damn, Steinlager Pure is on sale and no t-gate.

  162. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 3:01 pm


    That’s a horrible schedule! Did you graduate?

    My daughter still lives with her parents, and works just 20 hrs a week. She was paying her tuition on her own, but since tuition shot up to $9,000 this academic year, we decided to help her.

    BTW, she got an A for medical anthropology this summer. woo-hoo.

  163. Kekoa July 12, 2010 3:04 pm

    puuloke ~ Now those suppah wize words from your S-I-L was really funny!

    Gigi ~ Hence the sessions at 24 hr fitness where (J) J claims to have witnessed him lifting Homey, guns and all.

    Happy Birthday BIK! Have a mellow Monday.

  164. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 3:05 pm

    (J)J – you going to the Justin Bieber concert?

  165. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 3:05 pm

    (J)J – you going to the Justin Bieber concert?

  166. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 3:06 pm

    what? James, you go to the gym late at night, too?

  167. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 3:07 pm

    Kekoa – (J)J meant Mr. A-House, not the hubby. Mr. A-House is a freak of nature.

  168. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 3:11 pm

    homey…that’s funny because people at work were just saying…”Hey Justin Bieber is comming.” I was like “So, what.”

    Gigi…I had nightmares when I took Analytical Chem, Physics, and Biochem along with a couple of other easier courses….

  169. puuloke July 12, 2010 3:12 pm

    JJ: I know Honolulu is a lousy place to live, but us guys from Hilo visit sometimes – like UH game weekends, ladat. We no get exemption from extra GET even when we flash our Hilo DL’s.

  170. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 3:12 pm

    homey…I have to agree with you on that one…Mr. A-House lifts plenty….I’m afraid when I go to the gym and see him there….very shame….

  171. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 3:14 pm

    LOL….okay, puuloke…I’ll give you that one…but imagine paying that all the time…..LOL

  172. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 3:16 pm

    So does that mean you are not going to the concert? I was looking for someone to go with me. Did you see the “Somebody to Love” Remix video he did with Usher? That was the bomb! bwahahahaha

  173. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 3:22 pm

    LOL…nope…didn’t see it….and not going….I heard he did a rap or something with Jaden Smith for Karate Kid that was pretty good….

  174. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 3:26 pm

    I didn’t see the movie but why did they call it Karate Kid when it the discipline was Kung Fu?

  175. (Jesse) James July 12, 2010 3:27 pm

    Don’t know….maybe the creators thought Japanese and Chinese were the same thing…LMAO

  176. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 3:28 pm

    Ornellas looks much bigger than the other 2.

  177. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 12, 2010 3:44 pm

    Japanese came from the Chinese who were on a 2 hour cruise and got shipwrecked. The first Japanese were Giriganu, Sakipa, Poropesa, Jinja, Marianu, Mr. Hawo and Mrs. Hawo.

  178. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 3:55 pm

    Did anybody, besides me, get kicked off the blog? I was routed to the Hon Adv site, but that got frozen, too.

    Finally, back on the SA.

  179. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 3:59 pm

    glad that ST is taking pics of the workout in the hot afternoon sun, while we view his pics in air conditioned comfort.

  180. Bigislandkurt July 12, 2010 4:08 pm

    Yeeeaaaahhhh! All you Tsaichadellic, Tsychofunkalicious, Tsaikos……

    Mahalo Nui for all the good Birfffday wishes!

    Blessings to all of you always!

    Go Warriors!


  181. Last Call July 12, 2010 4:10 pm

    Coach Coolen Tweets :

    “getting ready to head to ESPY’s…Kelly Majam and Jenna Rodriguez will be there too. ” “Thank you to all who voted.”” Go Bows!”

    Note : 3 pm HST Wednesday on ESPN

  182. tommui July 12, 2010 4:16 pm

    At UH, my business law class was taught by this young lawyer who was only 4-5 years older than the rest of us by the name of Patsy Mink.

    I took a course in European history from this professor who was DULL and so I missed most of his classes. Got As in the quarterly exams but he gave me a D+ for the final grade. When I asked him why, he said that I missed most of his lectures. I countered that if I got As in the exams, I should get an A+ because I did well despite missing his lectures.

    He raised it to a C – I didn’t buy his book on British Naval history either!

  183. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 12, 2010 4:24 pm

    In case anyone is interested, the Board of Regents will be honoring the following at its regular meeting: The Wahine Softball Team, the Rainbow Baseball Team and Student-Athlete Amber Kaufman

    The meeting starts at 9 am in the Stan Sheriff Hospitality Room!!!

    Way, way down into the Agenda: Approval of Mandatory Student Athletic Fee.

    Finally, for those of you who wonder how the University of Hawai`i pays its bills in these hard times: During the months of April & May, the University of Hawai`i System received $37,306,583 in non-reearch grants and $30,879,838 in research grants.

    For the first 11 months of this fiscal year, $401,335,584 in both types of external awards.

    For a complete listing of all these awards, click

  184. airsumo July 12, 2010 4:26 pm

    Happy birthday BIK. Long time lurker posting for only the 2nd time. I’ve always wanted to ask whereabouts in Kau you are situated. I’m also from Kau, lived there at the same time as Noel and Mike Kawachi. Taught for 4 yrs at Naalehu Intermediate ’til 2009.

  185. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 12, 2010 4:27 pm

    Whoops!! The Regents will meet on Thursday, July 15, at 9 am in the Stan Sheriff Hospitality Room.

  186. Old School Dave July 12, 2010 4:28 pm

    #123 (Jesse) James: Yes ,Professor Abe Piianaia was a one of a kind. Very approachable and down to earth guy. Real straight shooter, whose level-headed opinions sometimes clashed with the more radical elements in the Native Hawaiian community. He had lots of stories about how things from the “old days” affected things today, and you really gained an understanding of Hawaii’s history. He definitely was a Living Treasure. He passed away in 2003. I think his daughter, Ilima, also is a professor.

  187. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 4:28 pm


    Today, many years after you graduated, college students have to absorb so much more information! I don’t know how they do it.

    When I was in college, the history text books stopped at WWII. There was nothing about the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. Nor about the wars in the Middle East.

    I wonder how thick these history text books are now?

  188. Don Weir July 12, 2010 4:38 pm

    1. Prof. Amos Leib talked his mentor into coming in for a lecture once , Mr. A Grove Day
    2. Prof Harold Shapiro taught one semester before accepting the Chair of Victorian Lit and NC-Chapel Hill
    3. Gavan Daws for Wester Civ at the Varsity
    4. Prf McHenry is still on staff
    5. Prof Thomas Fujimura taught Shakespeare with an Oxford accent
    6. Econ taught by Steve Jackstadt who went to Australia to drive a nitro truck to make money for his Ph.D program

    Tommy at the Kuhio Grill took good care of FB players in for lunch,

    Went to class. Graduated on time.

  189. Manoa July 12, 2010 4:39 pm

    Old School Dave,
    Sadly Ilima Piianaia also passed away about four years ago. You are correct that she also taught at UH. I knew her and know her brother Gordon– a great family.

  190. Matt July 12, 2010 4:55 pm

    I attended a military academy for undergrad, so I attended nearly all of my classes. I attended all of my face to face grad school classes as well. I did take several grad school classes online. During my online classes, I was always logged in to the online classroom during class time, but I’ll admit to multi-tasking during class. Then again, my undergrad and graduate education were paid for by the U.S. taxpayers so I kind of owed it to them to actually attend classes.

    I walked during my Academy graduation (didn’t really have a choice). I chose not to walk during my grad school commencement, but did attend the department’s party after the ceremony was over. 🙂

  191. LizKauai m/ July 12, 2010 5:01 pm

    Hauoli Lahanau, Bigislandkurt: !!!

    I nevah go college yet…

    Except for a photo darkroom class (twice) and a semester of Garden Island Singers.

  192. kapakahi July 12, 2010 5:04 pm

    SBs Corey Lau (Kailua) and/or Samson Anguay (Campbell) also grayshirting this year?


  193. madeinhawaii July 12, 2010 5:30 pm


    Yep.. graduated with a BA in English Ed.. emphasis in Drama, Biology, and Creative Writing. Then got my P.Ed the next year. I had more than twice the number of credits to graduate for my BA but I didn’t want to leave school so I kept putting off a core requirement or two for years.. lol…

  194. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 5:38 pm


    Are you still a teacher?

  195. Jason July 12, 2010 5:43 pm

    That reminds me, I still need to work on that paper. Writing papers during summer vacation, this doesn’t seem right.

  196. Kazz July 12, 2010 5:53 pm


    I assume the public CANNOT attend this meeting.?

  197. d1島 July 12, 2010 5:53 pm



    Buckle Up!

    Love you all….

  198. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 12, 2010 6:17 pm


    The public is always welcome to attend the Regents’ meetings except when they go into executive session to discuss personnel issues.

    Click here for the full agendaL Please note that the public is given two opportunities to speak at the meeting:

    Individuals may orally testify on items on this agenda either during the Public Comment Period or when the agenda item is taken up by the Board. Please call the Board office prior to the meeting or notify the Secretary of the Board at the meeting site. Written testimony is also accepted. Testifiers are requested to limit their testimony to three (3) minutes.

  199. Slugger July 12, 2010 6:18 pm

    That’s such a nice picture of Dustin, Ryan & Kawika!

  200. Bowbooze July 12, 2010 6:25 pm

    RE #118 Old School Dave:

    Prof Abe Phanaia was a really nice guy who was generous with grades. If you showed up for class, you passed. A true gentleman as well!

  201. Bowbooze July 12, 2010 6:51 pm

    Prof Abe Piianaia

  202. madeinhawaii July 12, 2010 6:55 pm


    Nope… I was too progressive in the 70’s… my classes were loud and very active… all the other teachers complained… and when my classes scored higher than the top two levels in the standardized exams, they said I was cheating and teaching my kids the answers… to which I replied. “If I knew beforehand what the questions would be, I wouldn’t hesitate to teach them the answers.” So, I left, became a door-to-door office equipment salesperson/sales manager backpacked around the Western World for a year…..then ultimately went to Japan to teach. A poor man’s dream life. Now I’m paying for it.. 😉

  203. tommui July 12, 2010 7:10 pm

    GIGI: Other than history 101 (World) which is more or less a survey of Western Civ., most history courses are broken down into perhaps a semester course leading up to 1774, 1774 to the Civil War, then up to WWI, then onward to the 20th Century etc.

    Curiously, a history of China would be only a year survey as would be Egyptian history though both civilizations were much much longer than the history of the US.

    The Teaching Company has a bunch of lectures from various professors on DVDs, CDs etc which I listen to now-days and I like the ones on archaeology – probably because of my age!

  204. Kazz July 12, 2010 7:15 pm


    So if I am reading the file correctly, there IS a portion of Thursday’s meeting towards the end or so in which the “EXECUTIVE SESSION” as you mentioned IS closed to the public and we must leave. Correct?

  205. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 7:19 pm


    Teaching in Japan can be very lucrative, especially if you are hired by a corporation. Everyone in Asia wants to learn American English.

    I was a teacher in Thailand, and the money I made there funded my trip to Europe.

  206. gigi-hawaii July 12, 2010 7:23 pm


    I meant History 101 textbooks. I was lousy with dates, so took just that 1 year History 101 course.

  207. Slugger July 12, 2010 7:45 pm


    Only if the BoR goes into Executive Session, that portion is closed to the public. I haven’t looked at the agenda yet for Thursday’s meeting, but you should be ok there if you are going. I might go…

    I don’t think Coolen will be back for the BoR recognition of the softball team. Wonder if the players & coaches who are here will be in attendance?

  208. jm2375 July 12, 2010 7:48 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    I attended most of my classes. Tried hard to skip Organic Chem at least once per week because otherwise I didn’t have time for lunch. Trouble was I had a class in the same room right before, so sneaking out was hard. Prof’s name was Charles Hammer. You can guess his nickname among the students…

    I just looked up the current tuition for Georgetown. Here’s the breakdown:

    Full-Time Tuition $39,768
    Yates Fee (athletic complex) 335
    Average Class Fees 175
    Activity Fee 100
    Total $40,738

    I think my tuition was somewhere around $5K back in the 80s.

  209. jm2375 July 12, 2010 7:52 pm

    OK, how many of you UH students took Psych 100 and waited till the last couple of weeks to start taking all the tests? Possibly the easiest class I ever took – unit mastery.

    It was hard to skip class in grad school. Classes met once a week for 3 hrs. Miss a week and you missed a lot. One of the biostats profs was a Korean guy who’d been here for 30 years yet had a really thick accent. Took us about 3 weeks before we figured out what he was talking about.

  210. Slugger July 12, 2010 7:53 pm


    Looking at the BoR agenda, I see the Executive Session BEFORE the Approval of the Athletic Fee. Ah, I wonder if they’ll let people back in after the Personnel matters?

    BTW, unsupervised practice today was held earlier at 2 p.m., so ST & I were there at 4 p.m. and nothing going on at the field. (I wondered why Luke Ingram was walking toward Varsity Circle when I was walking in.) Did meet up with JD who was taking Coach Tomey for a tour of south campus. They were at the Les and headed toward the softball field. And Coach Coolen was headed toward the back of the pool area with broom and dustpan in hand for some cleaning…

  211. Pauoa Boy July 12, 2010 8:07 pm

    #85 Derek,

    Chad Lopati is still going to AWC here in Yuma…still gotta earn his Associates, so he has another year here. I see him around with Isaiah Iuta and the rest of the local boys here. Actually, right now there are 7-8 local boys that play for AWC and our former recruit Jesse Williams too. T.J. Alofipo was attending AWC for a semester or two but I think he moved to Utah with family, he wasn’t playing football though.

    Anyway, some other local boys of note that play here are Tyler Brown (Damien), Victor Fa’avae (Kapolei), Isaiah Iuta (Farrington), Fautua Lefiti (Castle), Chad Lopati (Kapolei), Benson Ma’afala (Mililani), Luke Spencer (Kapolei), and also Jesse Williams (Australia).

    Jesse Williams is looking to join Wade Keli’ikipi at OU from what a good friend of his girlfriend told me…hope he plays for Warrior Green instead of Ugly Duck Green but who knows…

  212. Slugger July 12, 2010 8:08 pm

    AT the Quarterback Club luncheon today:

    Coach Coolen’s sister and her son were there, and his son Bo & daughter Demi. He told us a fun anecdote about getting ready for the ESPYs.

    HPU’s Coach Nakasone was there, too, with his lovely wife, Donna. Both coaches spoke about their season and getting to the World Series’.

    Coolen answered my question about how the donated money was spent on the road. EX.: They used it for the trip to the Oklahoma City Memorial. The girls were there for four hours and didn’t want to leave, but they had to play UCLA. The donated money did not diminish their UH budget.

  213. Kazz July 12, 2010 8:09 pm


    One of my all time favorite courses was Psych 240 with Professor Yu.

    He was quite the individual.

  214. Kazz July 12, 2010 8:10 pm

    I would like to see the Wahine play HPU in an exhibition softball game in the fall.

  215. Hoohiki July 12, 2010 8:14 pm

    Happy birthday, BIK!

    I enthusiastically went to all my organic chemistry classes and sat in the front row (along with alot of other girls)…so I can get the best view of my professor who looked like Robert Redford. Needless to say, I got a D.

  216. Slugger July 12, 2010 8:20 pm


    WassupDoc asked Coach Nakasone about an HPU – UH game. He said that they probably wouldn’t do it. They are limited to 3 games outside of D-II. W-Doc can elaborate more on his response.

  217. ralph July 12, 2010 8:23 pm

    If our fb players read our blog and later flunk out its the fault of all of you who posted that you didn’t go to class and graduated, some with honors. FB players will remind coach Mac that one of Hawaii’s most ardent booster, Stretch, never went to class and he stated, “I have my diploma and license” that’s all that matters.
    On the positive note, UH recruiters call tell recruiters, it’s hard to get into UH, but once you get in, no need study and you can graduate in 4 years

  218. Manoa Mist July 12, 2010 8:25 pm

    Yup I never attended any of my classes at Harvard or Stanford.
    Of course I was never invited to attend those classes either.
    Except for my major classes, I rarely rarely attended college classes. Could be that’s why it took me eight years to graduate, true story. 15 years after I grad college, I would still get nightmares that I was failing a class, flunking a test or was being told I was not going to be able to grad.
    When I woke up and remembered I already got the sheepskin, I would happily go back to sleep.

  219. Garret July 12, 2010 8:33 pm

    There will not be a Vegas line on the UH-USC game…or any of the other USC games this season.

    What’s the line on the University of Hawaii’s season-opening football game against Southern California?

    There is none.

    Las Vegas handicappers aren’t posting odds on any of USC’s games because of turmoil surrounding NCAA penalties.

  220. protector July 12, 2010 8:37 pm


    Yes I attended all my classes for two Bachelors & one Master’s Degree at UH-Manoa. Have to admit I fell asleep couple dozen times as an undergraduate. My excuse is that back then, Art 101 & a 7:30 General Sci class were still taught at the Varsity Theater. Bad combination: comfortable seats, air-con & bright slides on-screen shown in the dark. That Art prof was very insecure & defensive; if you went to the benjyo when overhead lights were on, you’d get reamed out publicly because he thought you might be cutting class (prudent/akamai souls would go only when the lights were down).

  221. Garret July 12, 2010 8:39 pm

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

    Respected string theorist and physics professor says that gravity is an illusion and argues in a paper that gravity is a consequence of the laws of thermodynamics. For him, gravity does not exist…it might not be a surprise that this has caused some interesting discussions among physicists.

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    A new group of moons has been found orbiting Saturn. The formation of these moons can provide much inside into how our solar system ended up looking like it does now.

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    A federal judge ruled that a monopoly abuse lawsuit against Apple and AT&T can move forward as a class action. This consolidates several lawsuits filed by iPhone buyers starting in 2007 about how the iPhone could only be used on AT&T’s network and about how Apple has control over the applications iPhone owners can install on their phones.

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  226. protector July 12, 2010 8:40 pm

    SteveM, Old School Dave, etc.

    I used to eat at Grace’s too & at the other wagon – I believe it was called Junko’s. You guys give me such nostalgiac moments.

  227. Garret July 12, 2010 8:40 pm

    Free play links pau.

  228. grateful dad July 12, 2010 8:49 pm

    43/46: The Samia Ohana still hoping that Moses will be allowed to play both football (2010) and baseball (2011). Our initial focus was to make sure his GPA/SAT scores were enough to get him accepted to UH and NCAA eligible and to prepare him to be a successful student. We are truly grateful for the full football scholarship and hope that he will be allowed to contribute to the baseball program as well- maybe as a DH to minimize worries of potential injury during baseball (because football is paying his tuition). Moses’ great-grandfather John Poleta Samia played baseball in Hawaii in the 1930s for the Chinese baseball team. It’s been a great journey in both sports- met so many awesome people and visited places we never would have seen if not for sports. Hard to let go of baseball when we still believe Mo can contribute. Mahalo to so many who have been so good to him. We are truly blessed!

  229. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 12, 2010 9:16 pm

    The public is always invited back follwoing an Executive Session. You can either testify in Agenda Item III – Public Comment Period or Agenda Item X – 11 which is the student athletic fee.

    During the Executive Session, the Board meets to be briefed by attorneys & others. No decisions are made.

    Following the ES, the Board takes up many of the items discussed in the Executive Session. At that time, further public testimony will be accepted.

    I’ve testified on perhaps half a dozen different issues over the past ten years or so. Only once was I asked followup questions.

    Actually, there’s another issue in the Executive Session I’d like to know more about – the status of the various Capital Improvements Projects.

    Re playing HPU in softball. The only way this can happen is to have Jim Donovan working with Bob Hogue, the Commissioner for the league in which the four Hawai`i schools play – HPU, Chaminade, BYUH, UH Hilo – to appeal to the NCAA for a waiver. Actually, I’d love to see all five schools play each other. However, the HPU coach feels that there’s too big a difference in the quality of the players in D-1 and D-2 schools to justify setting up a game or a tournament.

  230. d1島 July 12, 2010 9:18 pm

    grateful dad,

    That would be awesome.

    Looking forward to seeing Mo contribute as much as a Warrior as he did as a Crusader!

  231. Old School Dave July 12, 2010 9:21 pm

    Came across this blurb for the lecture series at Shidler. Unfortunately, you need to be either a “friend of the Business or Richardson Law School to attend. Sounds interesting, though.

    July 27 Ethics in College Athletics
    George Rush, Head Football Coach for San Francisco City College
    Jim Donovan, Director of UH Athletics
    Nick Rolovich, Offensive Coordinator of UH Football
    Dick Tomey, Former Head Football Coach for San Jose State University
    Riley Wallace, Former Head Men’s Basketball Coach for UH

    All Lectures
    Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
    Admission: Free-of-charge
    Parking: $5 after 4:00 p.m. on the Manoa campus
    RSVP: Acceptances only
    Friends of Law, contact (808) 956-8478 or
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  232. Willie July 12, 2010 9:30 pm

    Don Weir: Last I checked Steve Jackstadt was a professor at a university in Alaska.

    chopsueyboy: Fond memories on your comments about sleeping in Varsity theater for History & Art, also ono cheap grinds at Grace’s lunchwagon where the food was so much better than now. When hungry I used to have 2 pork long rice plates. Last thing, I bet you did not sleep when they had the models come down for sketching instructions for your self portrait. . .the one we had was stunningly beautiful!

  233. jm2375 July 12, 2010 10:04 pm

    off-topic – RIP Mau Piailug.

  234. Stephen Tsai July 12, 2010 10:37 pm

    Shoulda stuck around, Slugger.
    The kickers worked out after that. Hadden and Enos were blasting away from 55 yards.
    Also got to meet Dee Magget in person. He was returning punts.

  235. Kekoa July 12, 2010 10:48 pm

    jm2375 ~ Mahalo for posting the notice of the loss of a great Navigator, Mau Piailug. If it weren’t for his expert instruction, the art of ancient navigation without modern day aides would have been lost.

    RIP Mau Piailug.

  236. Pride. July 12, 2010 10:55 pm


    You’re right about Abe Pi’ianaia. He has a son Norman who recently retired from Matson as the captain on the R.J. Pfieffer, after many years as the skipper on the S.S. Matsonia. Capt. Pi’ianaia is a real gentleman who is one of the most respected individuals in the maritime profession. Maritime industry is a very tight knit community with a majority of the skippers being graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Of course the academy is the industries’ version of a Westpoint or Annapolis.

    Norman’s brother Gordon, as Koakane said, was a tugboat captain, educator, and Hawaiian cultural consultant. Gordon also spent some time as an assistant coach with the U.S. National Volleyball team in the ’70’s.

    All three Pi’ianaia’s played roles in some capacity with the Hokule’a and the Polynesian Voyaging Society,

  237. Slugger July 12, 2010 11:42 pm

    ST ~

    I had to get to a 5 pm meeting, so I couldn’t stick around. Shucks. I’m the secretary of an organized bunch of slug killers.

    Wednesday morning practice! Kekoa?


  238. Bigislandkurt July 12, 2010 11:57 pm

    Airsumo….I’m from Na’alehu….up camp. I’m 41 today, so that would make me a child of the 80’s.


  239. Bigislandkurt July 12, 2010 11:58 pm

    RIP Papa Mau. Now you take the long sail home….


  240. Kekoa July 13, 2010 1:01 am

    Slugger ~

    See you Wednesday morning. Gotta go pick up another young relative to bring to practice. This boy is preparing himself to be a Warrior one day. He is already 6′ 2″ with great potential for a kid who is only 14. He is working out in the afternoons with the Castle HS JV fb team, so that’s why we had to wait for Wednesday morning.

  241. Kekoa July 13, 2010 1:12 am

    BIK ~ Do you know the Bertleman family from Na’alehu? He was retired AF, and his wife was an air traffic controller in Honolulu. His son was a crew member on the Hokule’a.

    Just curious, they were very close friends of my Pops. He golfed a lot with me and Pops, and we have been known to knock down more than our share of adult beverages. He always talked of running for office, and representing the little village he loved so much.

  242. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2010 1:17 am

    Hey Kekoa

  243. Da Punchbowl Kid July 13, 2010 1:18 am

    Good night. Again.

  244. al July 13, 2010 2:04 am

    grateful dad…my kind of man.

    pulling for moses’ success on and off the field(s). would love to see him light up in les as well.

  245. Pride. July 13, 2010 4:56 am

    grateful dad:

    July 12th, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    43/46: The Samia Ohana still hoping that Moses will be allowed to play both football (2010) and baseball (2011). Our initial focus was to make sure his GPA/SAT scores were enough to get him accepted to UH and NCAA eligible and to prepare him to be a successful student. We are truly grateful for the full football scholarship and hope that he will be allowed to contribute to the baseball program as well- maybe as a DH to minimize worries of potential injury during baseball (because football is paying his tuition). Moses’ great-grandfather John Poleta Samia played baseball in Hawaii in the 1930s for the Chinese baseball team. It’s been a great journey in both sports- met so many awesome people and visited places we never would have seen if not for sports. Hard to let go of baseball when we still believe Mo can contribute. Mahalo to so many who have been so good to him. We are truly blessed!Yes, I would alsolike to see Moses pursue both sports initially for the first two or three years at least.

    Thanks for the info Jerry.

  246. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 13, 2010 5:18 am

    Grateful Dad – Please keep those of us who are baseball nutburgerz alert & aware of wassup . There are actually one or two or three of us around here for whom Da Little Round White Ball is Da King.

  247. Paka July 13, 2010 5:39 am

    Interesting post about the gravity question. I know the “g” constant always worked when figuring out my physics problems. Got to be something is right.

  248. jm2375 July 13, 2010 6:18 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Lee Cataluna missed the point, again. She must not be a sports fan.

  249. d1島 July 13, 2010 6:25 am

    Great Morning All!


    Elitists never do…WooHoo!

  250. jm2375 July 13, 2010 6:31 am

    RIP George Steinbrenner. One-of-a-kind.

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  253. Bigislandkurt July 13, 2010 7:18 am

    Kekoa…….I know of the Bertelmans in Na’alehu. Bertelmans’ big family. Especially in Waimea. If you are a Bertelman, Kaniho, or Lindsey, then you are probably related to 70 percent of Waimea!


  254. Kekoa (iPhone) July 13, 2010 7:38 am

    BIK ~ Ralph & Wafan will be happy to hear of at least one family that I’m NOT related to!

    Mahalo for the extra info. Hope to see you at one of our t-gates this season. Keep the APB out for Bhf2 for us.

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