“We’ve got spirit …”

“We’ve got spirit …

Yes, we do.

We’ve got spirit …

How ’bout you?”









* * * * *

For a drafted NFL player, it takes at least three years to qualify for free agency. The loophole, it appeared, was to be an undrafted player. Former UH slotback davoneDavone Bess was not selected in the 2007 NFL draft. He then signed a standard free-agent contract of two years. Bess is doing well in his second season with the Miami Dolphins. But don’t expect him to get the MegaBucks-like payout for a while. Although his contract will expire at the end of this season, the Dolphins hold exclusive rights for next season. That means he cannot seek offers from other teams. It also means he likely will be tendered the third-year minimum salary for a player who entered the league in 2007: $510,000. Such players usually do not receive a signing bonus. But there are cases in which exclusive-rights players have received multi-year contracts. Either way, Bess will be making more money than you or me in 2010.

* * * * *

Thanks again to Wassup Doc for her update on the wish to upgrade the turf at Aloha Stadium. Indeed, more money will be needed, and it appears outside donations are necessary (Ching Field?)

What is known is the turf needs to be changed. The blades have been shortened by time and usage. The growing number of staph-like infections should be a concern. R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane said he missed the team banquet Sunday while being treated for an infection.

* * * * *

Before the installation of the current FieldTurf, players were having problems with staph-like infections. One of the solutions was to wear long-sleeved undershirts. The brand? UnderArmour, which now is the apparel sponsor for the UH football team.

* * * * *

Brian Kelly’s situation parallels June Jones’ in 2007. Both led their teams to 12-0 regular-season records. Both decided to jump to other schools before their BCS games, although Jones delayed his official announcement until after the Sugar Bowl.

* * * * *

Bodog.com offers these Heisman odds:
Odds to win the 2009 Heisman Trophy
Mark Ingram                              2/5
Toby Gerhart                             3/2
Colt McCoy                               2/1
Ndamukong Suh                        5/1
Tim Tebow                                 15/1

* * * * *

Hey, I’m almost certain we’re having our blog Christmas party tonight. I’m sure one of the organizers will post details. Everyone is invited. I guess I’d better start rounding up prizes.


  1. Joey December 11, 2009 2:53 am

    First suckaaaaa!!!!

  2. TChahng [오키나와] December 11, 2009 3:15 am


  3. midnight December 11, 2009 3:38 am

    “Three is the crowd when we want to be alone”

  4. midnight December 11, 2009 3:41 am

    A Happy Warm Day for the Tsaikos! Low 32 High 45 today. Barbara and I miss the beach every day. Enjoy the Christmas party festivities!

  5. Garret December 11, 2009 4:36 am


    Thank you for the update on the turf. I did not realize that the other $800k was not definitely coming from the state and that donations are needed. That means that there is no guarantee that the turf will be replaced before next season, especially if there are delays in raising the funds.

  6. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 5:12 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Wassup Doc.
    As usual, you got the scoops. thank you thank you.
    Good luck and prayers be with you too!

  7. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 5:20 am

    Rainbow Cliff,

    Again to mention my condolences on the loss of your very fine mom! More inspiration for you to be AWESOME.

  8. d1島 December 11, 2009 5:35 am


    Top Ten!

  9. RainbowCliff December 11, 2009 5:39 am

    Tsai Meister, THANK YOU kind sir for ENLARGING my post to SO many Tsaikos that responded with care and sincerity to the lost of my mom. I was so surprised that you will do a WONDERFUL gesture on your part and enlarge my picture that you took of me when we were in San Jose at the tailgate party and then “SHINE” me with warmth and sincerity. You are a GREAT writer Mr. Tsai and I am so HONORED that you allow me to come on your blog and become part of “Warrior Nation” !

    The kind thoughts, wisdom amd prayers from so many Tsaikos has been moving and touching as I and Rhonda sat together and read all the posts while wiping away tears from the heartfelt words of so many Warrior Beat Bloggers as WE both thank ALL of you who reached out and blessed us as we begin to make this sad and difficult journey.

    Mahalo Mrs. LTUHF for sharing your condolences to me as you continue to care for your Mr. LTUHF as I pray for his recovery so
    that he can re-unite with so many Tsaikos that love and honor his
    GREATNESS that he brings to the “Warrior Beat”

    You are a BEAUTIFUL wife who is taking care of her husband and that kind lady is so “WONDERFUL” as I can’t thank you enough for thinking of me during your most trying time.

    Have a GREAT day Tsaiko Nation as I begin the journey of resting Mother Sanchez with your kind thoughts and prayers of 21 pages printed going along with me. GOD bless all of you for taking the time to aid and help me. Sincerely with a heavy heart “RainbowCliff”

  10. βρεω808 December 11, 2009 5:39 am

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

  11. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 5:40 am

    Good lessons to learn in Cincy, and reflections on JJ during this
    Merriest of Times.

    The parting was painful.
    The team held its annual football banquet at a downtown hotel on Thursday night. As players arrived for what was supposed to be a night of celebration, they were greeted by camera crews and reporters asking about Kelly’s decision to leave Cincinnati for Notre Dame.

    Three hours later, after the various awards had been handed out, players were told to gather in a meeting room so Kelly could share the news most already knew.

    One minute into the meeting, the door opened and senior receiver Mardy Gilyard walked out alone, save his team MVP trophy.

    “He went for the money,” Gilyard said. “I’m fairly disgusted with the situation, that they let it last this long.”

    His teammates soon followed, some with teary eyes. Gilyard said the younger players in particular — those who would play for a new coach next season — were angry and disillusioned.

    “Just blindsided by the fact that it’s a business,” Gilyard said. “People lose sight of that. At the end of the day, NCAA football is a business. People have got to make business decisions.”

    Now, Cincinnati wonders whether it will keep its spot in the national spotlight under a new coach. At the men’s basketball victory over Miami of Ohio on Thursday night, there were boos when Kelly’s photo was shown on the videoboard. One fan held up a sign that played on Kelly’s “next-man-in” philosophy.

    “BKSELLOUT,” the sign said. “NEXT COACH IN.”

    I can totally relate to dat one.

  12. βρεω808 December 11, 2009 5:41 am

    ~~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WAHINE!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~~

    Be happy….. just don’t be so…. nice! Go get ’em girls! 😀

  13. βρεω808 December 11, 2009 5:42 am

    Sending my hearfelt condolences to Rainbow Cliff, Rhonda, & family.

    Clifff – Be Strong! You know your Mother would be. Although she has moved on to a better place, her legacy lives on in you, and all the love and aloha you share with the youth in central LA. Take care.

  14. d1島 December 11, 2009 5:43 am

    Great Morning All!

    Howzit midnight and Barbara! Miss you folks, too!

    Interesting revelation by WDoc about the turf. I thought it was fait accompli….

  15. RainbowCliff December 11, 2009 5:50 am

    Bighilofan2: I LOVE YOU as I get ready to go. Have a GREAT morning and when we meet again “LUNCH” and ANYTHING you like to drink is on me !

    With out a doubt you are a GREAT fan and TREMENDOUS supporter to Hawaii athletics. I have our picture together when we met in Las Vegas as I smile from ear to ear when I look at it !

    Traveling prayers for I and Rhonda as we leave for this difficult journey.

  16. jm2375 December 11, 2009 5:53 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Happy Friday. Do you realize it’s only 2 weeks til Christmas?
    aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Not. ready. not. ready.

    Top 15?

  17. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 5:54 am


    you can tell all Hawaii recruits that Zac Quines said it best for so many of us. About what his father said to him about family and friends tail gating for him next year.

    and you can also tell them about the lessons being learned in Cincinatti.

    “He [Kelly] went for the money,” Gilyard said. “I’m fairly disgusted with the situation…”

    His teammates… some with teary eyes…the younger players in particular — those who would play for a new coach next season — were angry and disillusioned.

    “Just blindsided by the fact that it’s a business,” Gilyard said. “People lose sight of that. At the end of the day, NCAA football is a business. People have got to make business decisions.”

    In Warrior Nation, at least when things are not so spiffy looking, like following a 6-7 season,Tsaikos, family and Hawaii are there to get your back, cheer you up and encourage you and coaches to look forward to getting really good recruits and a new season.

  18. mctruck December 11, 2009 5:57 am


    I had the same thing in mind when reading the article on coach Kelly’s leaving the Bearcats program after a perfect non-loss season, and how it reminded me of JJ’s leaving UH for SMU.

    Mo-money is usually the determining factor among other things and the world/life goes on.

  19. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 5:58 am

    jm2375 hut hut huttt..

    i no i no. don’t forget to mail presents to Pepeekeo, like wrap yourself up or sumtin, gotta get in da mail now. 😆

    wishing you and your family a fine Merry Christmas.

  20. RainbowCliff December 11, 2009 5:58 am

    Brew808: Mahalo kind sir as your thoughts and words are uplifting as I will continue to be “STRONGER” through my Mother legacy as I thank you for your “INSPIRING” words !

    Appreciate your warmth and gestures.

  21. Hilo Moon December 11, 2009 6:06 am

    Rainbow Cliff

    My prayers and condolences to your ohana on the loss of your mother.
    Safe travels to you and your loved ones … Vaya con Dios.

  22. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 6:09 am

    when Rich Rodriguez left his alma mater W.Va. for Michigan two years ago, or when Weis came back to his beloved Notre Dame, things don’t always go as planned, or hoped for…

    but this much I know about next season….

    I’m gonna be at the USC game and making eye contact with summa da Warriors nearest to da tunnel entryway, yellin my guts out, rain or shine.
    going see UNLV game, rain or shine. gonna be sitting right over the tunnel entrance at all the home games, rain or shine.

    I’m gonna be cheering for Warriors.

  23. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 6:18 am

    Ikaika Mahoe. I’ve seen your dad traveling to the games from Hilo.
    one tip from a brudda to a brudda. run ova da speed and quickness guys. speed rush da stack of plates.

    and wishing you and your ohana a very Merry Christmas.

    same wishes and good cheer to the Loeffler ohana.

  24. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 6:19 am

    Mana Silva

    also wishing you, da darling bride and yo child a very Merry XMas.

    same to your mom, dad, Kim and ohana.

  25. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 6:21 am


    Please put a big Fleischman unda our tree. 😀

  26. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 6:23 am

    and Dear Lord….

    put sum stuffs on da … ummm… Washington’s soft commit

    make him becumma like Pride…. one Warrior!

  27. chopsueyboy December 11, 2009 6:25 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

  28. J December 11, 2009 6:28 am

    Behind on the reading here so this question may have already been asked/answered: what’s the warranty agreement with FieldTurf for UH? Insured warranty purchased?

    The school that I coach at installed FieldTurf on its football field in 2000 and hasn’t experienced problems with turf-inflicted injuries. Other sports and schools in the area use the field as well (soccer, field hockey, lacrosse).

  29. 808ike December 11, 2009 6:33 am

    Good morning everyone,

    Important day .

    GO WAHINES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. d1島 December 11, 2009 6:36 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    Switching it up this week….

    Hope those seeking comfort can find it.


  31. 808ike December 11, 2009 6:36 am


    Thanks. Checked this morning. Wahine volleyball is on the web site.
    The price is rignt :


  32. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 11, 2009 6:38 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Mahalo, W-Doc… nice to see you still cruizin!

    Rainbow Cliff, Hugs and prayers continue.

    Our Sugar Bowl might have been different… but even without the official announcement, but when I watched the TV version, the faces of the players on the sidelines revealed that they already knew and for the FIRST time that perfect season, their hearts were down and BELIEVE was just another word.

    People connected at the heart level don’t depend on speech for communication.

    Have a great ALOHA Friday, everyone!

  33. whitey December 11, 2009 6:50 am

    Merry Christmas Tsaikos.

  34. whitey December 11, 2009 6:54 am

    funny thing about NCAA rules, if UH or any other school talks to another college player and ask if they are interested in transfering, they face a very stiff penalty from the NCAA, but if another university asked another university coach to transfer, there is no penalty. I can see if a coach did not have a contract (free agent), that is no problem, but in any pro league, if you do that while the coach is under contract, there is a huge penalty. SO WHY are the NCAA afraid to write that in their rules????

  35. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 6:59 am

    Merry XMas alla yu Tsaikos.

    okay okay, Aloha Stadium needs a new turf. and we’ve gotta ask private donors and the State for the kala.

    high school “coaches” gotta do their part. promote our team, UH Warriors. gotta scratch the back of those who feed them.

    they gotta promote the field, and those that use the field. thats them. you can’t be telling yeah Warriors, and then go fly Kansas.

  36. duffer (iPhone) December 11, 2009 7:04 am

    Condolences to the Sanchez ohana.

  37. duffer (iPhone) December 11, 2009 7:07 am


    Maui boy Kanekoa Texeira is now a Mariner. Seattle got him in a rule 5 draft. That makes three Maui boys in the BIGS. 🙂

  38. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 7:07 am

    Daniel Johnson,

    Very Merry Christmas to you, sir. Please help us put a very big
    present under our tree. 😀 a brudda Skyline HS brute! 😀

  39. wafan December 11, 2009 7:09 am

    Happy Friday, all!

  40. wafan December 11, 2009 7:13 am

    Seattle TV reported on Kanekoa saying “Caneko Teherea” had been signed. Dang.

    Way to go Kanekoa!!!

    Oh, and teach them how to pronounce those strange names. HA!

  41. wafan December 11, 2009 7:15 am

    Merry Holidays to everyone! Have a great celebration tonight.

  42. Pomai December 11, 2009 7:34 am

    #34 whitey:

    As soon as they (No Class AA) finds a way to make $$$$ from it, they will.

  43. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 7:34 am

    Happy Holidays Tsaikos.

    just got my Paul Potts fix. if he can, coaches can.
    Hawaii got talent. Go get us some great recruits, coaches.
    big and fast from the heartland.

    hi ho hi ho.

  44. bighilofan2 December 11, 2009 7:39 am


    I’m hoping Santa is extra good to Coach Shaw. Good job Mr. Shaw.

  45. Buffoman December 11, 2009 7:45 am

    I was looking at the Advertiser this morning. Is that monster of a de-lineman from waipahu being recruited by UH? I’d expect that with that size he may be mainland bound. Now that is what I call a space eater, by size. Imagine if he could work to use that size to be a true space eater..for the home team.

    Okay, wake up.

  46. Kekoa (iPhone) December 11, 2009 7:50 am

    Aloha Santa,

    Please give my braddah bhf2, one shiney new Koa wood UH Warrior Recruiting Canoe. How can a recruit refuse after a ride wit da Biggest Fan in Hilo?…or would he even dare to?

    Mele Kalikimaka!

    PS Santa ~ For all da Tsaikettes…If you get time, can you include one VooDoo doll kit for these loyal ladies? Please make dem in the likeness of all the opponents we play next season. No need include
    da needles, dey all get poison tipped darts au’reddy!
    A Hui Hohoho!

  47. djmitcho December 11, 2009 7:58 am

    Good Morning and Happy Aloha Friday Tsaikoland! Wow..no football tomorrow. At least can watch BJ Penn beat up Sanchez.
    Replacing the turf at Aloha Stadium will take care of the staph infections.

  48. RedZone December 11, 2009 8:00 am

    I hope for some big bum bullas under the tree too.

  49. RedZone December 11, 2009 8:08 am

    I like that runningback from Waianae and that DT too. Wilson can also play big back on short yardage situations.

    Unfortunately I thought that Manley would be the best get this year.

  50. Kona boy 3 December 11, 2009 8:29 am

    Shout out to tsai ohana and warriors football players have a happy holidays .

  51. d1島 December 11, 2009 8:30 am

    The T.C. Ching Field at Vacations Hawaii Aloha Stadium.

    Coroporate sponsorships…..

  52. (Jesse) James December 11, 2009 8:30 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Okay, busy…and my bad, I thought my partner grampa KK posted something about this earlier this week…but ST is right, there is a Christmas…(errrr, can we still call it that Mr. Tom Mui…MWAAAHAHHAAHHA) get together/party tonight…

    The details are as follows:

    Tsaiko Christmas Party #4

    Murphy’s Bar and Grill on Nuuanau/Merchant Streets
    6:00 p.m.
    Drinks and dinner/appetizer on your own

    Parking is available at Harbor Court, in the lot across the street from Murphy’s, in the municipal lot (I think it’s on Bethel) that is Ewa of the lot across from Murphy’s, or on street parking.

    All are invited. Stop by for some good food, fun, and friendship during this festive season.

    Okay, gotta Esme….maybe KK will post something again later while I’m at work…

  53. RedZone December 11, 2009 8:30 am

    Is coach Shaw here? Or is he one of the coaches that are recruiting in California this weekend?

  54. tommui December 11, 2009 8:42 am

    One of our prep stars in the Hawaii v. Mainland All-Star game stated today that he wants to put Hawaii on the map!

    How do you do that if you are going to play for UDub?

    Just wondering…

  55. I Love Pecan Pie December 11, 2009 8:47 am

    Less commercials on the bc show is on my Christmas wish list.
    Anyone remember when cable tv first came to town? No commecials
    was their hook, line and sinker…

  56. RedZone December 11, 2009 8:53 am



  57. wafan December 11, 2009 8:54 am

    Some one needs geography lessons?

  58. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 11, 2009 8:56 am

    #51 – I think you got something there. When the economy improves, I would like to see something like the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Stadium at Halawa. 😆 Take care of the PR in advance too!

  59. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! December 11, 2009 8:57 am

    Have fun at the PAR-TAY, Tsai-kos!!!

    PT Pau,


  60. Stephen Tsai December 11, 2009 9:02 am

    I think it was Hawaii Business Magazine that said local CEOs don’t predict a recovery until 2012.
    Yeah, right.
    That’s the perfect thing for them to say. Takes off the heat for at least two more years.
    Bad quarter? Sorry, economy is bad until 2012.
    I think this is the time CEOs have to show what it takes, and I don’t mean cutting work force or eliminating Christmas parties. If not, bounce ’em. Why not? Companies can save those bigwig salaries until 2012.

  61. d1島 December 11, 2009 9:14 am

    The Anheuser-Busch Restrooms (let them make a real donation)

    The Oceanic Time-Warner Press Box and Luxury Suites

    The Grace Pacific Parking Lot

  62. koakane™ December 11, 2009 9:24 am

    morning to all and a great aloha friday to those who are working to keep the econ going.

    mana, luck, best wishes today to the wahines. leave no dout take um down.

    Its official now with st blessing we can announce the christmas tsaiko gathering tonight at Murphy’s. see jj post #52 for details. come tonight and enjoy fellowship with some crazies.

  63. jojo ® December 11, 2009 9:27 am

    Prayers to RainbowCliff Ohana. Cherish your loves.

  64. Kazz December 11, 2009 9:35 am

    800,000.00 more needed huh?

    ST, can we see those staph/”rug burn” images again? 🙄

  65. madeinhawaii December 11, 2009 9:54 am

    Doesn’t the world end in 2012?

  66. Garret December 11, 2009 9:59 am

    You can bet that the news about the turf and staph infections will be used against UH in recruiting…

  67. madeinhawaii December 11, 2009 10:08 am

    Maybe Island Movers can make a sizable contribution for putting up with their less than attractive bumper banner on the field. Man that looks so Pop-Warner.

  68. Garret December 11, 2009 10:11 am


    I’m pretty sure that Miami will offer Bess a multi-year deal after this season in order to avoid losing him. It also would save them money in the long run since they will avoid a bidding war for Bess after next season.

    For Bess, that will give more money early (especially with the signing bonus) and security. However, he and his agent will need to decide if waiting for another year would end up being better for him.

    Bess has worked hard to beat back the challenges of the players there before him, the big-money WR free agent Miami signed before last season (who is now off the team) and the 2 WRs Miami drafted in their latest draft.

  69. Slugger December 11, 2009 10:15 am

    Morning!!! Happy Aloha Friday!


    Thanks for the stadium info. Sure hope the state can get it together to replace the turf next year. Hope you are doing ok & get your bod taken care of on Monday.

    See whoever is at the Christmas party early. Gotta boogie to St. Andrew’s for a performance of “Amahl & the Night Visitors” later in the evening. Been busy, busy, busy w/ AnnodahLiz. Now to get to baking…

    Esme & latahs…

  70. madeinhawaii December 11, 2009 10:30 am

    This staph infection thing reminds me of USC last year when 25% of the football team suffered from Jock itch…makes you wonder what or ah…whom they shared?

  71. madeinhawaii December 11, 2009 10:32 am

    Hey maybe they can get Sam’s Club to sponsor it on an 18-month no interest deal? But then knowing the State.. they would be late in payment, anyway…

  72. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 11, 2009 10:49 am

    Darn it!! I spent about 20 minutes providing information about the turf replacement project, but when I sent it off, I got an error message so it disappeared. Let me see if I can quickly sum up what I said because I have to get into town for a meeting at 12 noon.

    The turf replacement process has alreadystarted; however, funding is still a big issue. Right now, the planning process – which includes raising funds through a variety of means – is in the very early stages.

    The balance of the planning along with the design and construction will occur next fiscal year which starts July 1, 2010 and ends June 30, 2011. The current turf will stay in place for the 2010 football season.

    The warranty expires in 2012 so time is of the essence here. In order to get the NFL money, the new turf has to be in place by Pro Bowl in Feburary, 2012.

    During the fall of 2010, the Request for Proposals/Bids will be drafted and issued. Assuming that there are no challenges after the bids are opened, then the actual construction work will begin in the spring of 2011. Based upon the Ching Field project, the work should be completed in about two months.

    The new field will be used in the 2011 season.

    In my disappeared post, I also offered some comments & suggestions about making sure that the funding actually happens – both by the private sector as well as working with the Legislature. I don’t have time to recreate those comments now, but I hould have some time to do so over the weekend.

    I know some folks who regularly post comments here feel that politics has no place in a sports blog, but that’s the reality of How We Do Things Around Here. If we want to have legislative support for issuing bonds, then we have to understand how their System works and how best to make it work for us.

    Bye – see you at Murphy’s this evening..

  73. SteveM December 11, 2009 11:08 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I have finally completed my photo web page on the Pride of America cruise I squeezed between the Nevada and Utah State games last month. I escorted my mom on her 6th cruise. I used my blog posts as the narrative for organizational purposes in showing the main areas of the ship. Hopefully it will give those who have not cruised before a “look and feel” of the typical shipboard world…


  74. Garret December 11, 2009 11:09 am


    Thank you very, very much for the update! It is sad to hear that there is no chance to have the new turf in place for next season…the turf burns and infections will be even worse next season. Hopefully nothing hampers the process to get the turf in place in time for the 2011 season…the fact that the Pro Bowl needs it is probably enough for the project to go forward.

  75. AlaWaiPipeLayer December 11, 2009 11:24 am

    With the amount of money Hawaii pumps into Las Vegas, the casino’s amd LAS Chamber of Commerce should be funding all of our UH Warrior related needs. So long as Hawaii doesn’t legalize gaming, the 9th island will continue to be the number one beneficiary. We have a Tourism tax for visitors to Hawaii, maybe we can put a departure tax on tickets to Las Vegas.

  76. Whiplash808 December 11, 2009 11:31 am

    RainbowCliff –
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I recall watching you as a player back at the Blaisdell, and I remember how tough you were and the class you showed, even back then. It is those same characteristics that apparently are serving you well, even now. Your mother was justifiably proud of you. I wish you a peaceful holiday season and all the best in the new year to come.

  77. madeinhawaii December 11, 2009 11:31 am

    If they can link all these infections to the turf at Aloha and should any serious injury occur as a direct result of negligence in the repair of the turf, will the injured parties have any recourse against the State of Hawaii?

  78. Kazz December 11, 2009 11:36 am


    If the NFL wasn’t involved, I’m sure the “flesh eater” would have remained at Aloha Stadium all this time.

  79. Pomai December 11, 2009 11:36 am

    Ok I did a little looking around about fieldturf, I noticed on there site that they offer a maintenance program that is advertised to extend the life of the turf by quite a few years, my question is did the state purchase the maintenance program? If not, why not? If yes, why is it only lasted 6 years instead of the 9 to 10 years that they say it will last?

  80. Kazz December 11, 2009 11:45 am


    At 3pm HST, tune in to ESPN 1420AM to catch the Rainbow Wahine continue their 2009 “Aikae, NCAA” Tour.

    Win tonight and the Wahine return to the same spot they were in last season in the Final 8 against either Stanford or Michigan.

    Now, spoke with 808ike yesterday and he is having issues finding an internet feed of the game. Nothing on the BIG 10’s site or on Illinois’ site as well.

  81. Kazz December 11, 2009 11:49 am

    December 11th, 2009 at 11:36 am
    Ok I did a little looking around about fieldturf, I noticed on there site that they offer a maintenance program that is advertised to extend the life of the turf by quite a few years, my question is did the state purchase the maintenance program? If not, why not? If yes, why is it only lasted 6 years instead of the 9 to 10 years that they say it will last?


    I think you just answered your own question.

    Still wondering if our state understands the term, “preventative maintenance”… 🙄

    There is an institution of higher learning located at the entrance of Manoa Valley that represents what the state thinks of “preventative maintenance”… 🙄

  82. d1島 December 11, 2009 12:09 pm


    Is the HA coordinating a food drive? Would you like some contributions tonight?

  83. jojo ® December 11, 2009 12:21 pm

    oooh Herrow Kitty

  84. Derek December 11, 2009 12:29 pm

    I hope Ndamukong Suh wins the Heisman. If the award should go to the best football player in America this season it would be a slam dunk, Suh, hands down. Unfortunately, it’s almost exclusively an offensive award.
    In that case, I think the best offensive player would then go to Toby Gerhart. Tim Tebow doesn’t have a chance. Colt McCoy? After how he played against Nebraska and Suh, no way. Ingram, he’s helped by being on the top team, but he’s not the best player on his team. The best player on Alabama is Rolando McClain. If Suh wins it, this is what he should say as his opening remarks. “Hello, my name is Suh. How do you do! (Ala Johnny Cash’s song, “A boy named Sue.”) That would be so funny!!!!!

    Anybody says it’s not about the money, don’t believe it. It is all about the money. Loyalty is a big part about the money, the cake and the frosting too. Kelly lied to his players and the players are upset. Kelly got the dream job because of his players. Too bad he can’t finished the bowl game.

  85. I Love Pecan Pie December 11, 2009 1:16 pm

    Drool. Drool…Would luv to party with you all tonight.
    But taking care of someone now.
    Pat Tsai on the back for me as well as Murphy.
    Ahhhh…maybe next year.
    By the way, that was pretty funny #65…
    One of the nicest things about this blog is everyone’s humor.
    Well, most everyone.

  86. Kazz December 11, 2009 1:30 pm

    The Bearcats have all the motivation in the world to beat Florida and end this “Tim Tebow = Greatest college football player ever” nonsense.

    Florida will have to play a team that is going to be amped up and very determined to show Kelly Boy what kind of kids he left behind.

    I’ll be rooting very HARD for Cincy. I would have cheered for them anyway, but there is a distant, but similar feel to not having a coach be there for you (physically or mentally) in a big bowl game situation…. ***COUGH***COUGH***

  87. whitey December 11, 2009 1:43 pm

    in down time like this, you need people to think outside of the box. scott chang should look at the field, figure out how much sq ft of material is needed (include labor), divide it up into 1 sq ft and have people sponsor or lease each sq ft. There would be no dividends, except you would have a certificate saying that you lease 1 sq ft of turf (not the land) at Aloha Stadium and will have 1st chance to renew your lease when the field needs to be redone. Similar idea as the Packers where you own one share, but get nothing and cannot sell the share on the open market, but at least you have interest in Aloha Stadium. This would be a non profit org, so your donation is tax deductible. There would also be a chart showing which sq ft you lease with name and address.

  88. whitey December 11, 2009 1:46 pm

    it is amazing how people think that just because you go to Vegas, you should pay the State of Hawaii something. We don’t owe the State a damn penny for going out of state and if the State wants any money, then legalize gambling. No balls, No glory!!!!!

  89. whitey December 11, 2009 1:49 pm

    I hope Cincy beats Florida and if they do, three cheers for them.

  90. whitey December 11, 2009 1:50 pm

    Thinking about the past, maybe things would have been different if JJ had left the team prior to the Sugar Bowl.

  91. Da Punchbowl Kid December 11, 2009 1:58 pm

    Ninety Tooooooo!

  92. WarriorMojo December 11, 2009 2:13 pm

    So what happened to all the Christmas trees? Looking for a 6 to 7 foot plantation Douglas fir, but nobody get.

  93. madeinhawaii December 11, 2009 2:24 pm

    Warrior Mojo.. did you try calling City Mill?

  94. Kekoa (iPhone) December 11, 2009 2:29 pm

    WM ~ Wafan keeps ’em all up in PNW. He’s a tree hugger!

    Up at Tripler dealing with pops. Poor guy keeps losing small bits of reality. No conversation about Warrior sports anymore. Seeking the magic elixer, so we wait and hope for a miracle.

  95. whitey December 11, 2009 2:40 pm

    kekoa, please give my best to pops and tell him I said Merry Christmas.

  96. Bulla December 11, 2009 2:56 pm

    good luck Wildcats!!!

    have fun at the christmas party; we’ll be at our church production, “A Baby Changes Everything’…:)

    welcome home to THE BEAST, had his kim chee fried rice, heineken (breakfast of champions), clean bill of health from Dr Oishi (ryan is good to go)….some r&r….and a mtg next week with some UH people for lunch………auryte!

  97. Kekoa (iPhone) December 11, 2009 3:00 pm

    Rajah dat Whitey. Have a mighty Maui Christmas.

    (I’m expecting a space ship ‘fly-by’ over the ceded lands during the Hawaii Bowl).

  98. ai-eee-soos December 11, 2009 3:06 pm

    Hope all goes WELL during the meeting.

    December 11th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    …. welcome home to THE BEAST, had his kim chee fried rice, heineken (breakfast of champions), clean bill of health from Dr Oishi (ryan is good to go)….some r&r….and a mtg next week with some UH people for lunch………auryte! “

  99. LizKauai December 11, 2009 3:08 pm

    GO ‘CATS!!!

    GO WAHINE!!!

    “Break a Leg” Bulla Ohana!

  100. Lopaka43 December 11, 2009 3:15 pm

    Aloha, Tsaikos

    That cbs sports site is not working for me. I thought there was a stanford site that ST reported earlier?

    Does anybody have that url?

    Aloha for your help.

    1420 reports Wahine down 21-23. Go Wahine !!!

  101. Rob25 December 11, 2009 3:21 pm

    Warriormojo: It’s called RIFs and bugs!

  102. Pride. December 11, 2009 3:26 pm

    Is it true that Texas wants to raise Mack Brown’s pay to 5 million a year? Can this trend continue without the world of college football imploding on itself?

  103. Pride. December 11, 2009 3:27 pm

    Go Wahine!

  104. Rob25 December 11, 2009 3:29 pm

    Wahine need to dominate since losing the first set.

  105. Rob25 December 11, 2009 3:29 pm

    Ha, Illinois already taking their second and final timeout! They are being dominated now.

  106. Rob25 December 11, 2009 3:30 pm

    Hi Pride!! You coming tonight?

  107. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:30 pm


    Have you downloaded the Microsoft Silverlight software?
    It’s working fine for me…now just need da Wahine continue doing the same! Up 13-4 in the 2nd set.

  108. Pride. December 11, 2009 3:31 pm

    I guess Mack Brown already received his raise.

  109. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:33 pm


    That’s what BC was saying this morning.

  110. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:34 pm

    19-7, UH

  111. Lopaka43 December 11, 2009 3:36 pm

    Thanks, Tsaikos!!

    Wow, Wahine really showing up in second set.

    Go Rainbow Wahine!!

  112. Rob25 December 11, 2009 3:39 pm

    Go Wahine!!!

  113. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:39 pm


    Isn’t that like “bolohead” in side-out scoring? 😆

  114. Kazz December 11, 2009 3:43 pm


    Bad passing = losing 1st set.

    Wahine loses set 1 to Illinois.

    Set 2 underway.

    LET’S GO BOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  115. Ralph December 11, 2009 3:45 pm

    what is silverlight? i’m watching on the computer but the game is similar in size to a 3 x 4 card, tried to max but it won’t remain in large screen format.

  116. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:45 pm

    There’s delayed broadcast on radio???

  117. Kekoa (iPhone) December 11, 2009 3:47 pm

    d-1 ~ Tan-Q for updates. Still at Tripler…

  118. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:47 pm

    Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform and cross-device browser plug-in that helps companies design, develop and deliver applications and experiences on the Web.


  119. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:48 pm


    Say. “Hey!” to Pops for us….

  120. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:52 pm

    3d set up.


  121. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:52 pm

    Hewitt block, 4-4

  122. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:55 pm

    The Illini Squaw can actually dig pretty good.


  123. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:57 pm

    I wish they would have brought more than two cameras…..

  124. d1島 December 11, 2009 3:58 pm

    7-10. TO, UH.

  125. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:00 pm

    Ace, Otineru!


  126. Lopaka43 December 11, 2009 4:01 pm

    1420 is ahead of the webcast by one serve, hard to watch webcast while listening to what is going to happen next on 1420. lol

  127. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:01 pm

    12-11. TO, Dem.

  128. Rob25 December 11, 2009 4:02 pm

    Yes, Illinois isn’t too bad. Wahine just gotta make sure they dig everything….don’t let the ball hit the floor!

  129. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:05 pm

    Jamie Lee, Ace! 17-14

  130. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:06 pm

    Illini continually scoring on backsets.

  131. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:06 pm

    Dink by Dem, 17-16

  132. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:12 pm

    Lost my connection.

    Back on….
    Illini went up by two, two straight pts for UH, 22-22.

    Kanani kill off the touch, 23-22.

  133. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:13 pm

    TO, dem

  134. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:15 pm

    Big KILL by Kanani, set point.

  135. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:15 pm


  136. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:16 pm

    Ad out

  137. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:16 pm

    Deuce deux

  138. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:17 pm

    Otineru off the block.

    Ad in

  139. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:18 pm

    Otineru finds the far corner!

    2-1, Hawaii 🙂

  140. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:20 pm


    Tell Pops stay focused! We going need ’em in this 4th set!

  141. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:21 pm


    You get ’em?

  142. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:22 pm


    So did Elin really give Tiger the Ultimatum?

    Tiger Woods announced that he is taking “an indefinite break” from professional golf, according to a statement posted on his Web site Friday.


  143. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:24 pm

    Ace, Otineru! 5-1

  144. whitey December 11, 2009 4:25 pm

    da wahines are on fire in game 4. they are smoking the squaws.

  145. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:25 pm



  146. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:25 pm

    Block, Hewitt!

    7-2. TO, dem

  147. LizKauai (iPhone) December 11, 2009 4:28 pm

    Go Wahine!

  148. koakan™ December 11, 2009 4:28 pm

    go wahines

    see everyone in a couple of hours

    go go giv’um

  149. whitey December 11, 2009 4:28 pm

    9-3 wahines with brandt still serving

  150. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:28 pm


    11-3, last TO, dem.

  151. whitey December 11, 2009 4:30 pm

    11-3, time dem

  152. Rob25 December 11, 2009 4:30 pm

    Be aggressive! Kick ’em while they are down!

  153. whitey December 11, 2009 4:31 pm

    illini looks worse than a wac team. it ain’t the height, but it is the heart!!!
    Go Wahines!!!!!!

  154. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:32 pm

    Ace, Mafua.


  155. whitey December 11, 2009 4:32 pm

    rob25, they are making their lives miserable.

  156. whitey December 11, 2009 4:33 pm

    wahines hitting .625, dem -.82. long timeout!!!!

  157. A-House December 11, 2009 4:33 pm

    Back from the land of lost wages and more and the cold wind making me itchy all over – dang the Lv water and cold and wind. As usual, came home a lot lighter when we left and I don’t mean weight!!

    Just up from nap, doing the laundry and hopefully make it to the party at Murphy”s later.

    Good to see the Wahine VB team doing well – hope they blow out Illinois in the 4th game!!

  158. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:34 pm



  159. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:36 pm

    3 straight pts by dem…

  160. whitey December 11, 2009 4:36 pm

    oooooooooooooooo!!!!!! 18-8 us

  161. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:37 pm

    Wun mo’! 😯

    TO, UH.


  162. Rob25 December 11, 2009 4:38 pm

    Whitey…they were making their lives miserable…now giving them a little hope. That’s okay…just gotta maintain and the win is at hand.

  163. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:39 pm

    Kanani finally ends the run, 19-12

  164. whitey December 11, 2009 4:39 pm

    19-12 us. Go Kanani!!!!!

  165. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:39 pm


    (I think I said that before)


  166. Rob25 December 11, 2009 4:40 pm

    Here we go Rainbows, here we go!!

  167. whitey December 11, 2009 4:40 pm

    d1, 20-12, ho ho ho

  168. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:40 pm



  169. whitey December 11, 2009 4:41 pm

    d1, kanani is killing em 21-12

  170. Rob25 December 11, 2009 4:41 pm

    They cannot stop Kanani!!

  171. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:41 pm

    Jus’ sideout ’til pau….

  172. WarriorMojo December 11, 2009 4:42 pm

    Anybody know what happened to Kauffman?

  173. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:42 pm



  174. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:42 pm

    Brandt block

    Aloha ball!

  175. Rob25 December 11, 2009 4:43 pm

    Wait…what happened to Kaufman? Did I miss something?

  176. whitey December 11, 2009 4:43 pm

    sha na na na, sha na na na, hey, hey, goodbye!!!!!!

  177. LizKauai (iPhone) December 11, 2009 4:43 pm

    Let’s Go Bows!!
    Congrats, Wahine!!!!

  178. Garret December 11, 2009 4:44 pm

    Looks like Washington plans to take a QB in the first round…which would be very, very bad news for Colt’s prospects to ever get playing time there. Even worse, Washington owns Colt’s rights at the minimum salary so they might just hold on to him at that bargain price if they are worried about the draft pick being ready to play at the start of the season.

    Reston, Va.: Any chance that the rumored scouting of Colt McCoy and Clauson are red herrings? Just getting the media to rant about something that they’re not seriously considering?

    If it is true that they’re looking to draft a QB, what does that mean for Colt Brennan?

    Paul Tenorio: No, I don’t think Cerrato and the Redskins are scouting potential first-round quarterbacks to fool opponents or start draft posturing yet. Let’s be honest, the Redskins have identified quarterback as an area of need for a while now. They chased Cutler and Sanchez in the offseason (how’d they turn out so far) and it certainly seems as if they’re leaning toward a QB in the first round.

    Of course, you look at how Campbell is playing and you think…if this team really wants to fix things, if they are really willing to rebuild, wouldn’t Campbell at least be the perfect guy to run the show while you build things up around him? Draft o-linemen (several), find a running back, maybe go get a big-time receiver, shore up defensive depth. One or two years, if Campbell isn’t WINNING games but you’ve actually built a base of a real team, then you can bring in another guy. Or you can draft one next year after you shore up the o-line and let him sit and learn for a season.

    I just don’t get how you can place QB as No. 1 on the ‘Needs’ list right now. So short-sighted and too much of a quick-fix point of view.

  179. whitey December 11, 2009 4:44 pm

    aloha oe, aloha oe,

  180. d1島 December 11, 2009 4:44 pm


    Great win Wahine!

    Bocha den Murph’s….

  181. Rob25 December 11, 2009 4:44 pm


  182. LizKauai (iPhone) December 11, 2009 4:44 pm

    Kaufman had an ab injury I think. I tuned in late.

  183. whitey December 11, 2009 4:45 pm

    d1, 25-16. Congrats to the Wahines.

  184. Rob25 December 11, 2009 4:45 pm

    Thanks Liz…off to the gathering!!

  185. LizKauai (iPhone) December 11, 2009 4:47 pm

    Time to celebrate with a pedicure!

  186. LizKauai (iPhone) December 11, 2009 4:52 pm

    #180- Colt and Colt. Hmmm. Redskins need a lot more than another QB right now.

    A lady brought her dog into the salon while she gets her pedicure. Hmmm.

  187. Lopaka43 December 11, 2009 4:54 pm

    The webcast announcers said Kaufman had an ab injury and was out for the night which makes the win even more impressive. Forsyte and Ferrell really stepped up.

    Given the way Ferrell has played in California, we should move her family to Hawaii!! Seemed like she was playing with joy and confidence with her family in the stands. Strange but great to hear the webcast announcer saying that she was unstoppable.

    A great win for the Wahine that should give them go momentum for tomorrow’s Elite Eight match.

    Go Wahine!! Go Warriors!!

  188. LizKauai (iPhone) December 11, 2009 5:03 pm

    Have fun at the party everyone!

  189. Bulla December 11, 2009 5:03 pm


  190. Bulla December 11, 2009 5:04 pm

    Yes, have a blast at the party folks

  191. Ralph December 11, 2009 5:12 pm

    checked out silverlight, got to figure out what it does for web streaming or webcast. the game froze on me, a loading message kept appearing and before you know it, game over. Had to go to the radio to find out who won the third game. got to see most of the 4th game, less freezing of frames.
    reading J(J) message, party at Murphys, light bulb goes off, oh yeah..Do I bocha and go or do I watch Alix Klineman? toss up.

  192. whitey December 11, 2009 5:14 pm

    ralph, watch wrong alex, the wahine one is better.

  193. RedZone December 11, 2009 5:43 pm

    congrats Rainbow Wahine. Spank the bobos.

  194. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 11, 2009 5:43 pm

    Whitey: Your suggestion about cutting up the old turf – and having the pieces autographed by our Warrior Stars since it was installed – is already on the table for discussion.

    Unfortunately, the turf would not be available for “sale” until the work actually begins. The reality is that all the funds must be raised between today and early next May when the 2010 Session is pau.


    With respect to naming rights: Doing so would require a change in state statutes. Remember, UH does not own Aloha Stadium so there’s very little it can do to influence what happens with it. With a really lame duck governor – only 51 weeks to go – anything as drastic as what needs to be done to get some long-term financial stability for UH athletics is not going to happen in 2010.

    However, you might want to bring up these critical issues during the 2010 gubernatorial race.

    The turf warranty expires in 2012. The original warranty was for eight years. With respect to an extended warranty, I suggest that Scott Chan (no g) be asked that question; however, do be aware that when the contract was signed, many of the people from back then are no longer around. .

    As for the gambling issue, if you really want to see something happen, then you have to speak up and speak loudly to your state representative and state senator. FYI – the gaming industry would LOVE to see legal gambling in Hawai`i.

    Congratulations to the Wahine!!! Unfortunately, my car radio finally died this afternoon so I was dependent upon DrDoc to call me with updates while I was driving back from Kahalu`u.

    On my way back into town – hope to see many of you tonight at Murphy’s

  195. whitey December 11, 2009 5:44 pm

    hoooooooooooo!!!! Mich up 1-0

  196. whitey December 11, 2009 5:57 pm

    12-15 trees

  197. wafan December 11, 2009 6:27 pm

    Congratulations and a humongous WHOO-HOO to the Wahine!!!

    Onward and upward!

  198. whitey December 11, 2009 6:28 pm

    mich 1-1

  199. whitey December 11, 2009 6:29 pm

    wafan, how’s your okole???

  200. whitey December 11, 2009 6:30 pm

    wafan, warriormojo looking for a 7 ft Christmas tree. you get one in your backyard????

  201. wafan December 11, 2009 6:30 pm

    Hi, my name is wafan and I am a tree hugger.

    Hey, I did not graduate from the Evergreen State College. Too weird and too liberal — even for me.


  202. wafan December 11, 2009 6:33 pm

    whitey . . .

    Kind of weirding me out with your sudden interest in my butt.

    ‘eh! I not funny kine.

  203. discount tickets for Hawaii Bowl. December 11, 2009 6:36 pm

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  204. whitey December 11, 2009 6:38 pm

    18-12 mich

  205. wafan December 11, 2009 6:39 pm

    Lots of Christmas trees around here. There are several 100-footers if you want. Transporting them might be an issue, though.

    7-footers are inexpensive at the grocery stores. Around $15 for one that was just cut this morning. Or you can head out to a tree farm and do the deed yourself.

    Worried about the bugs? Set up the tree in the stand in the garage. Set off a bug bomb and close the garage door — go shopping, get a mani/pedi treatment, and have dinner. In four hours, no smell, no bugs, and, it gets all the creepy-crawlies in the garage, too!

  206. whitey December 11, 2009 6:39 pm

    wafan, how cold now?????

  207. whitey December 11, 2009 6:40 pm

    20-14 mich

  208. whitey December 11, 2009 6:41 pm

    wafan, you should go into the Christmas tree business for Tsaikos next yr.

  209. wafan December 11, 2009 6:41 pm

    Tsai-ko Christmas Party must be at full swing by now.

  210. whitey December 11, 2009 6:42 pm

    20-14 mich, to

  211. whitey December 11, 2009 6:43 pm

    you right, that’s why only me and you on blog right now.

  212. whitey December 11, 2009 6:43 pm

    ralph went to the party.

  213. whitey December 11, 2009 6:44 pm

    oh, oh, mich starting to choke, 20-18

  214. wafan December 11, 2009 6:44 pm

    Whitey . . .

    Kind of figured that is what you meant. I was checking the current temps and it showed as 21 a few minutes ago.

    It is a lot warmer than it has been for the past week or so.

    Today we actually got all the way up to 32! Not quite above freezing but it was close enough!

  215. whitey December 11, 2009 6:45 pm

    20-19 mich, to

  216. whitey December 11, 2009 6:46 pm

    wafan, how much snow you get on the ground?? or just cold with no snow.

  217. wafan December 11, 2009 6:46 pm

    Chance of snow for the next three or four days/nights. Ugh.

  218. whitey December 11, 2009 6:47 pm

    23-21 mich

  219. whitey December 11, 2009 6:48 pm

    wafan, so much for global warming.

  220. wafan December 11, 2009 6:49 pm

    It has been too cold for any snow down here. Even if it did snow it evaporates before it hits the ground. It does that sometimes when it rains up here, too.

    Strange to see it raining on the doppler, and not feel a drop of any precipitation.

    We have a now shot of moisture coming in from the south.

  221. whitey December 11, 2009 6:51 pm

    25-22 mich, 2-1 mich. trees get their work cut out for them and could lose all their cones before the night is over.

  222. whitey December 11, 2009 6:52 pm

    i going take brake to finish some things for my monthly tourney tomorrow. see you wafan.

  223. wafan December 11, 2009 6:52 pm

    A new report indicates that since weather records have been kept this is the warmest decade. Strange when we are having all this freezing. But, during the summers we are getting up to the 100’s in Seattle.

    This summer a new record high was set toward the end of July at 106-degrees! Crazy!!! If we are not able to keep our snow packs we are going to hurt for water during the summers. Kind of scary to think about.

  224. wafan December 11, 2009 6:55 pm

    Huh. Looks like the Wahine will be playing the Wolverines (Wolverettes?) next.

    Go Wahine!!!

  225. whitey December 11, 2009 6:57 pm

    holy batman, 6-1 mich

  226. whitey December 11, 2009 6:59 pm

    9-2 mich, to trees

  227. whitey December 11, 2009 7:01 pm

    12-3 mich

  228. whitey December 11, 2009 7:02 pm

    14-3 mich and i think the trees no more to

  229. duffer (iPhone) December 11, 2009 7:02 pm

    There’s a party tonight?

  230. whitey December 11, 2009 7:03 pm

    the autumn leaves begin to fall and the tree is looking like a bolohead one.

  231. duffer (iPhone) December 11, 2009 7:04 pm

    Is Michigan playing Stanford?

  232. whitey December 11, 2009 7:04 pm

    duffer, where you was??? sleeping????

  233. whitey December 11, 2009 7:05 pm

    17-7 mich. leaves and cones falling from tree

  234. whitey December 11, 2009 7:06 pm

    19-8 mich. sha na na na, sha na na na, hey, hey goodbye!!!

  235. whitey December 11, 2009 7:07 pm

    21-9 mich. ralph, you are missing watching the tree get chopped down and turned to sawdust.

  236. whitey December 11, 2009 7:07 pm

    22-10 mich

  237. duffer (iPhone) December 11, 2009 7:08 pm



  238. whitey December 11, 2009 7:12 pm

    25-11, game mich. so much for the ncaa seeding. the lowest seeded team in the west regional kicks the arse of the top seed, the second lowest kicks the arse of the higher seed. so much of their petty politics and what do I say to the seeding committee, UP Your ##@

  239. whitey December 11, 2009 7:13 pm

    dang duffer, today is furlough friday. hahahhahahaaa

  240. whitey December 11, 2009 7:15 pm

    11:30 ET tomorrow, game time for the Wahines. Go For Broke Wahines!!!!!!

  241. whitey December 11, 2009 7:16 pm

    ok, brake time

  242. wafan December 11, 2009 7:27 pm

    Go Wahine!

    Show them what a ticked off Rainbow Wahine can do!


  243. wafan December 11, 2009 7:28 pm

    Time to tita-up!

  244. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 11, 2009 9:18 pm

    tiptoes in….

    where is everyone???

    Nitey nite and SWEET WAHINE VB DREAMS!

  245. Garret December 11, 2009 9:23 pm

    I figured that the merry-go-round for the conferences will be in 2-3 years when the next round of BCS negotiations will take place and they will select which conferences get the automatic qualification spots. However, it sounds like the Big 10 wants to add another team soon so that they can have a championship game. Wisconsin and Penn State are leading the charge to add a team.

    Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says the Big Ten will soon make a more aggressive push toward adding a 12th member.

    Speaking to Wisconsin’s athletic board on Friday, Alvarez, the former longtime Badgers football coach, said the conference already has investigated possibilities for expansion “from all over the country.” And though he places no timetable on the search, Alvarez thinks conference commissioner Jim Delany will respond to a group of athletic directors and coaches who want expansion.

    Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has been the most vocal advocate of a 12th Big Ten team, and he has support from several of his fellow coaches.

    A 12th team would allow the Big Ten to split into divisions and hold a conference championship game. The Big Ten typically ends its football season two weeks before the other BCS conferences, though the addition of a permanent bye week in 2010 will shrink the gap by a week.

  246. Garret December 11, 2009 9:24 pm

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

    Current estimates are that 50 million Americans (1/6 of the people in our country!) have had the swine flu and about 10,000 died from it. That is actually a lower mortality rate than in regular flu seasons, but while the elderly die from the regular flu, the swine flu has killed more children and young adults.

  247. Garret December 11, 2009 9:25 pm

    Canada has enacted laws to ban smoking in a variety of places, even looking to ban smoking in apartments and condos even if the smoker is the owner of the place…while at the same time providing free crack pipes and places to use crack cocaine.

  248. Garret December 11, 2009 9:28 pm

    The 4S Symposium highlights how the evolution of small satellites is creating a rapid increase in data availability and knowledge-based services. This is pretty cool to me because in my first year of teaching I advised 7 women who designed, built, and had their small satellites launched. UH also has a small satellite program.

  249. Garret December 11, 2009 9:28 pm

    US businesses that trade in DNA have been warned about how they could potentially supply terrorists with DNA sequences that can be used to harm entire populations. Some security experts believe that a single terrorist can now develop biological weapons from materials generally distributed by synthetic DNA companies. Scary stuff.

  250. Garret December 11, 2009 9:29 pm

    This article indicates that AT&T is hinting at a move towards usage-based charges for mobile data service…in other words, iPhone users who use a lot of data may get charged more by AT&T.

  251. Garret December 11, 2009 9:29 pm

    Free play links pau.

  252. wafan December 11, 2009 9:34 pm


    I think either it has been too cold or they have been checking the crack for quality control.

  253. wafan December 11, 2009 9:36 pm

    Good night and Go Wahine!!!

  254. madeinhawaii December 11, 2009 9:42 pm

    US businesses that trade in DNA have been warned about how they could potentially supply terrorists with DNA sequences that can be used to harm entire populations. Some security experts believe that a single terrorist can now develop biological weapons from materials generally distributed by synthetic DNA companies. Scary stuff.

    Dang.. this is really scary stuff… No Geneva convention guidelines when it comes to Terrorism. You don’t even need a big bang.. just a lot of small insertions in densely populated centers.. subways.. ..


  255. madeinhawaii December 11, 2009 9:44 pm

    With that said… sweet dreams everyone..

    Great comeback from the Wahine VB team!

    Hope Amber’s injury isn’t as bad as it sounded and that she’ll be able to play a little tomorrow.. My heart goes out to this Wahine Rainbow Warrior…

  256. d1島 December 11, 2009 10:37 pm

    Great time at Murphy’s!

    5F’s in full swing. 🙂

    Early kick-off tomorrow….



  257. al December 11, 2009 11:24 pm

    yo whitey….i believe the stanford final starts at 6:30 pm hst.espnu

  258. Slugger December 12, 2009 12:11 am

    Party, party, party…

    Esme was there….

    Night all!

  259. Ralph December 12, 2009 12:46 am

    all regional games on ESPNU, first game starts at 11 am, every 2 hours, then a 1/2 hour break, until all four regional games are televised. Hawaii must be the last game, East coast got to start first at 11 am HST, 6 pm EST.

  260. Ralph December 12, 2009 12:51 am

    I need computer help, I keep getting pop up from IGuardPc, spyware alert, each time it pops up there is a notification sound, i don’t want the program or the sound. It is not in my control panel, it seems to be part of windows security center, there is a red shield near my computer clock that I can not delete or remove. every minute or so there is a pop up and a second message asking if I want to register IguardPc. need help getting it out of my computer.

  261. protector December 12, 2009 2:59 am


    Did you beat your computer problem? I believe I had a similar problem with something called Spyware Doctor / Striker & noticed it almost brought my computer to a frozen halt. I went into settings / control planel to the change/delete (uninstall) programs. It took a long time, but finally I was allowed to un-install the program & I then deleted it and all other files like it. Let me know.

  262. bighilofan2 December 12, 2009 4:52 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Hope you all had a great bang up party last nite.

    Great job, Wahine VB. great job!

  263. bighilofan2 December 12, 2009 5:05 am

    Just like the old days.

    Go Bows! Go Bows!

  264. bighilofan2 December 12, 2009 5:07 am

    You don’t have to be at Notre Dame to say I wanna be the best of the best. That is where a great head coach steps up, to lead the team players to want to be the best of the best.

  265. bighilofan2 December 12, 2009 5:13 am


    free online fortune teller crystal ball says (ahem)

    send coach to PR whiz classes. 😀

  266. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 5:37 am


  267. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 5:39 am

    •~~~~•~~~~•~~~~• 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 •~~~~•~~~~•~~~~•


    •~~~~•~~~~•~~~~•★ ★ Go WAHINE!!! ★ ★ •~~~~•~~~~•~~~~•
    •~~~~•~~~~•~~~~• 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 •~~~~•~~~~•~~~~•

    W A H I N E V O L L E Y B A L L!!! W A H I N E V O L L E Y B A L L!!! W A H I N E V O L L E Y B A L L!!!

  268. whitey December 12, 2009 5:46 am

    Merry Christmas Tsaikos. know all of you had a great time at the party and all got home safely. time to go, got tourney, so have a great day. GO FOR BROKE WAHINES!!!!!!!!!!

  269. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 5:47 am


  270. d1島 December 12, 2009 5:47 am

    Great Morning All!

    Repeating from last night…

    Terrific get-together last night at Murphy’s.
    Mahalo to (J)J and Koakane for arrangements; myki for the cookies; MeiLing for the biscotti; erryboddy else for showing up! 🙂

  271. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 5:48 am

    ((¸¸.·´ ..·´Get well Amber @>—-… -:|:-

  272. d1島 December 12, 2009 5:49 am


    If you like watch. Starts at 8:00 am Hawaii time


  273. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 5:50 am

    There was a partee’ last night? 😥

  274. d1島 December 12, 2009 5:50 am


  275. d1島 December 12, 2009 5:51 am



  276. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 5:51 am

    GET WILD!!! 😯 GO WILDCATS!!! 😆

  277. d1島 December 12, 2009 5:51 am


  278. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 5:56 am

    PENN is in TENN…. Go POUND ’em BJ!!!

  279. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 5:57 am

    The Hello Kitty decorations look nice on ST‘s desk…. 😆

  280. d1島 December 12, 2009 6:06 am


    I like the way wafan says it,

    Go Wild, ‘Cats!

  281. d1島 December 12, 2009 6:09 am


    19 degrees, 10 mph wind in Whitewater.

    (my toes are kinda glad #2 son nevah make the trip)


  282. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 6:29 am

    Pffffttttt….! phine den…. I not wafan! 🙄

  283. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 6:32 am

    lovely, blank screen….. wea da ‘cats? 😕

  284. wafan December 12, 2009 7:20 am

    Good morning, everyone!!!

    Still a frozen one — but it will be beautiful! No clouds, so far.


  285. wafan December 12, 2009 7:21 am

    Brew . . .

    I am glad you are not me, too.

    Otherwise, I would be someone else.

  286. wafan December 12, 2009 7:22 am

    Hope everyone got home safe and sound after the par-tay.

  287. wafan December 12, 2009 7:23 am

    Go Wahine!

  288. wafan December 12, 2009 7:24 am

    Go Wild, ‘Cats!!!

  289. wafan December 12, 2009 7:25 am

    Kind of a brunch this morning. Fried mochi.


  290. wafan December 12, 2009 7:29 am

    Tsai-ko Tsingers . . .

    If you enjoy a capella see if you can find a CD by a group of 10 young men, “Straight, No Chaser”. Recent graduates from the University of Illinois. Unreal.

    Junk wvb team but great music school! HA!

  291. madeinhawaii December 12, 2009 7:39 am


    Go here to fix your computer:


  292. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 7:44 am

    Where does Ralph go to get Ralph “fixed”? Heheheheh…. 😆

  293. tommui December 12, 2009 7:45 am

    Good morning to all!


    Looks as if Michelle is playing up to her potential – great field in Dubai/

    300 today?

  294. tommui December 12, 2009 7:46 am

    Well, 299 anyway.

  295. tommui December 12, 2009 7:46 am

    I see your 299 and raise it to 300!

  296. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 12, 2009 7:48 am

    Got up just in time for the Cats’ game!!!

    The view reminds me of why I DON’T miss living in Wisconsin!

    It’s a great teachers’ college tho… no doubt about that.


  297. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 7:48 am

    Yeah for Tom!!! 😀

  298. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 12, 2009 7:50 am

    GO WAHINE!!!


  299. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 12, 2009 7:53 am

    SACK!!! yeah! Linfield!

  300. wafan December 12, 2009 7:57 am

    Link to some Straight, No Chaser videos — http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=straight%2c+no+chaser&FORM=VDRE#

    The 12 Days is not my favorite holiday song (too repetitive) but their rendition caught my attention.

  301. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 12, 2009 7:57 am

    Hi Brew!

    ok… kope time…

  302. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 12, 2009 8:00 am

    Hi wafan!

    hmmm… scone Saturday?

    Big 4th down decision for Linfield now after Whitewater punts on their first possession.

  303. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 12, 2009 8:01 am

    INC… close but no reception.

  304. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 12, 2009 8:02 am

    Yikes, WW starts at the 50 and gets a TD on the first play.
    OK… break time.

  305. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:02 am

    See…. you take a kope break and the war-monger guys score a TD! 🙄

  306. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:03 am

    Eh…. I know I’ve asked this B4, but what is “chantilly cake”? 🙄

  307. wafan December 12, 2009 8:04 am

    Oops. Indiana University.

    Heck, all those “I” states they all look alike.

  308. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:04 am

    …and when does wafan go holoholo? 🙄

  309. wafan December 12, 2009 8:07 am

    Liz . . .

    No scones this morning. Fried mochi. Not exactly good for me but it sure was good!

    Fresh scones with strawberry preserves tomorrow, though. Yum!!!

  310. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:08 am

    The ‘cats look sharp in white! Too bad they plowed all the snow off the field! 😆

    So is Linfield considered a “D1” school since it’s partly funded by d1島 & Juliet? 🙄

  311. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:09 am

    I always thought of wafan as being a “waffle”-man. 😆

  312. Slugger December 12, 2009 8:10 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    A-Joe is now celebrating the season with the UH Santa hat! He looks good in it.

    Off to be a tourista…. latahs

  313. Slugger December 12, 2009 8:11 am


    No forget…take your MemX2!

  314. wafan December 12, 2009 8:14 am

    Brew . . .

    Holo-holo. HA! Have not heard that one in a long time. Tonight I think I will head out for a good burger and fries.

  315. d1島 December 12, 2009 8:18 am

    No mo’ kope breaks, LizK!

    Stay focused!

    C’mon ‘Cats!

  316. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:19 am

    LizK – those were some cheap airfares to the PNW on HA. I hope my family can use it. Nephew grads UDub this June. Heck – I may have to try using ’em – if they allow a early release w/ an ankle monitor…. 😀

  317. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 12, 2009 8:19 am

    Ust a quick reminder – the time difference between Hawai`i and the East Coast is 5 hours during the winter months. The four Elite Eight matches today are listed with HITime first: Penn State v. California, 11 am/4 pm; Florida State v. Minnesota, 1:30 pm/6:30 pm; Nebraska v. Texas, 4 pm/9 pm; Hawai`i v. Michigan, 6:30 pm/11:30 pm. All four television matches are on ESPNU and the Hawai`i match will also be on ESPN 1420 AM radio.

    Hope that Amber is Good2Go tonight.

    Off to a couple of meetings. Have a wonderful day – it’s gorgeous here in Kailua. X your fingers that it remains this way for our HI-5 fundraiser tomorrow.

  318. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:20 am

    C’mon ‘cats! Long drive w/ points!

  319. d1島 December 12, 2009 8:21 am

    Don’t think Williams is the guy today; maybe Lamson might be more successful.

  320. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:22 am

    Unfortunately… strained abs no heal overnight…. 🙁

  321. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:25 am

    Betcha the game would go faster if the refs wore shorts! 😀

  322. wafan December 12, 2009 8:27 am

    Mmmmm! Waffles!!! Have not had waffles in a long time. Maybe next weekend — breakfast with Mom.

    Light, crunchy and beautifully golden brown slabs of waffles, slathered with globs of whipped butter, then coated with warmed real maple syrup.


  323. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:27 am

    When d1島 watches his Linfield ‘cats – does he become d3? 🙄

  324. βρεω808 December 12, 2009 8:30 am

    Sheeessshhhh….. I was just thinking Eggo waffles out of the toaster….. plain….. 🙄

  325. wafan December 12, 2009 8:32 am

    New post up.

  326. LizKauai [iMac] Go Wahine! December 12, 2009 8:38 am

    No scones for me either. Sauteed breadfruit and eggs over easy with a heavy dose of curveball’s 2x chili peppah watah.

    Brew- I made my reservations for PDX- April 10-25.

    INTERESTING- HA miles for my interisland legs would have been 17,000 points! WTH???

    I got my ROUNDTRIPS from Go! for 5,000 points!!!

    Wow- great Wildcat run… into the red zone!

  327. Maria Sanchez December 30, 2009 10:53 pm

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