Hana hou

Princess Leila reports that Chut Yo Moutt won for the second consecutive week, defeating Tua Mahaley’s Stayen Focus in Warrior Ball.
Chut Yo Moutt has won two of the three Super Games events.
Warrior Ball is Hawaiian-rules football, only a volleyball is used instead of a football.
Rocky Savaiigaea is Chut Yo Mouttt’s team captain. Team members are Vaughn Meatoga, Richard Torres, Matagisila Lefiti, Kenny Estes, Billy Ray Stutzmann, Alema Tachibana, Jett Jasper, Joey Cadiz, Joeseph Malabuyoc, Steven Rodenhurst.


  1. Wena February 18, 2009 8:22 am


  2. Garret February 18, 2009 8:22 am

    Congratulations to Chut Yo Moutt!

  3. Garret February 18, 2009 8:24 am

    Good luck to all the Warriors and other WAC players at the Combine! I primarily care about Veikune, Mouton, and Ingram, but success for the other WAC players could be good recognition for the conference.

    Among Western Athletic Conference schools, San Jose State has the most representation with its four seniors from last season’s team. Hawaii is sending three; Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada, two each; and Idaho, New Mexico State and Utah State, one apiece.

    By the time the NFL combine is completed, San Jose State will have the same number of 2009 participants as national champion University of Florida.

  4. MeiLing February 18, 2009 8:25 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Sounds like the Super Games are fun. Hope to see video of Warrior Ball. Mahalo, Princess!

  5. Cheyah! February 18, 2009 8:25 am

    Two in a row! Congrats Chut Yo Mouth!

    Top 10! Go Warriors!

  6. cheepono February 18, 2009 8:25 am

    top 5 son.

    cheepono out.

  7. Garret February 18, 2009 8:26 am

    It is nice to read about Bess giving back like this and working with kids in Hawaii.

    Last weekend at the Chris Fuamatu Ma’afala football camp, former Warrior, and current Miami Dolphin receiver Davone Bess wanted to show kids they can achieve whatever they want if they just believe, just like he did.

    “There was never a doubt in my mind that I couldn’t do it, and just to have the confidence to get things done and you could do anything you want to if you put your mind and your work ethic into it and God’s blessed me tremendously to give me the opportunity, and that’s the key, getting the opportunity, and when it comes, to make the most of it,” said Bess.

  8. cheepono February 18, 2009 8:26 am

    check that… top 10.


  9. midori7 February 18, 2009 8:33 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Congrats to Chut Yo Moutt!


  10. labrat February 18, 2009 8:45 am

    Rocky, Rocky.

    You see this cat Shaft is a bad mother (Chut Yo Moutt).

  11. FloridaTed February 18, 2009 8:50 am

    Hi, Gang,

    Have a nice day, off to work.

    Looks like Rocky is developing his leadership skills.

  12. Kekoa February 18, 2009 8:55 am

    1st Place!…Way to go Wena! Tell us the inside scoops. Did you have to tackle ST to find out wen he was gonna change da blog?…or did you just ‘pinch’ his nose? Heheheh!

  13. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 9:02 am

    Re: WAC respect.
    It’s all about marketing. Based on stats and the team’s unbeaten record, Colt Brennan should have placed higher than Tebow in the 2007 Heisman race. Florida decided to sell Tebow on the being a dual threat. Good strategy.
    It’s been like that forever. I think every fantasy football owner knows that Marshall Faulk was a better player than Gino Torretta. And Ladainian Tomlinson was college football’s best player in 2000.
    Trouble is the people who vote for such things 1) don’t see all of the candidates 2) don’t have access to the coaches’ videos (wide screen, end zone shots).

  14. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 9:07 am

    Re: Bolla.
    I don’t like the idea of dragging out this whole mess. The regular season is almost pau and, based on their performance this season, odds are they aren’t going very deep into the postseason.
    Anyway, the incident is already a few weeks old. All of the key people are in town. So haul them in, determine which story is valid, and then make a decision.
    It doesn’t help the program, players or, yes, even Bolla, to drag this out. If it is determined he committed a violation, then announce he’s pau for the year. If not, clear him, make him apologize and move on. I just don’t think it’s a great idea to pay someone not to coach.

  15. lava February 18, 2009 9:08 am

    How is the nose?

  16. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 9:11 am

    Yay Wena!

    YEA Chut Yo Moutt !!!
    Kauai guys and mates ROCK(y)!!! (heh heh)


  17. lava February 18, 2009 9:16 am

    Re Bolla, the repeat of incidents has killed recruiting. No one is going to want to play for the guy. We either ship him out and rebuild or get rid of the women’s basketball program altogether.

  18. d1島 February 18, 2009 9:16 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice to see a familiar by-line today….

    Congratulations Chut Yo Moutt! (alternately sp – Chet Yu Mouf?)

    ….back to checking for broken parts!

  19. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 9:19 am

    Anyone have info on Joseph Malabuyoc?

  20. d1島 February 18, 2009 9:21 am

    ….like how many reps @ 225?

  21. cavewarrior February 18, 2009 9:29 am

    re: Bolla….it likely takes a while because a union is involved too…

  22. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 9:32 am

    d1 – That’s a start.

  23. A-House February 18, 2009 9:32 am

    alright, JM:

    keep the noise down – gun fun it!! – some like sleep late!!!

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 9:32 am

    CHUT YO MOUTT!!! 😆

    Mr. Tsai, If possible, could you give us the “back story” on that fine name?

    Did you go get that prollem taken care of yet? Did he go , Wena?

  25. A-House February 18, 2009 9:33 am


    how is Joe M?

  26. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 18, 2009 9:37 am

    Jim Bolla has shown us his name doesn’t belong in the same sentence with the words “good” and “idea”.

  27. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 9:42 am

    A-House – I think he is fine, and you?

  28. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 9:54 am

    Steve Tsai,

    over 300 applicants applied for the coaching job. thats pretty incredible.

    Do you know who was part of the top 5?

  29. d1島 February 18, 2009 10:54 am

    S-s-s-l-l-l-o-o-o-w-w-w day…..

  30. bb February 18, 2009 11:07 am

    jim bolla has reinvented the flat top hair cut.

    doesn’t the football team need a kicker?

  31. mauitakos February 18, 2009 11:17 am

    Bored?……Try saving the world at


  32. TOM February 18, 2009 11:27 am

    HOMEY: Your message #19 – he is listed as a member of the Chut Yo Moutt in today’s announcement – or were you looking for some stats on him?


  33. mauitakos February 18, 2009 11:31 am

    What the hell…..Why does everyone want to the Cowboys?………..

    On the eve of the deadline to place the franchise tag on Jullius Peppers, a person close to the player said Wednesday that the impending free agent wants to play for Dallas or three other unnamed teams, two of them in the NFC.

  34. A-House February 18, 2009 11:37 am

    Of the over 300 applicants for the O-line position, surely there is one that can fit the position still open.

    Maybe Coach Mack will go over the list again and “zone in” on those who he feels can do the “special teams” job.

  35. mauitakos February 18, 2009 11:41 am

    “special teams”….For sure we sucked

  36. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 11:45 am

    TOM – Just wanted to know if anyone knows anything about him. Could be stats, could be where he’s from, could be his major, etc.

  37. BigWave96744 February 18, 2009 11:52 am

    Joseph Malabuyoc tried out in spring 2007.
    He is from Washington
    Here is something I wrote his profile in 2007.
    Some of the pictures are no longer there, but here is a few still that you can see the brother.

    See the link below at what some call, “the other site” 🙂

  38. BigWave96744 February 18, 2009 11:53 am

    Opps I should have said he is from Vancouver, BC.. Not Washington

  39. WarriorMojo February 18, 2009 11:54 am

    Jim Bolla has shown us his name doesn’t belong in the same sentence with the words “good” and “idea”.

    Kazz, how about:: “it would be a good idea to kick Jim Bolla’s ass out of town ASAP.”

  40. WarriorMojo February 18, 2009 11:55 am

    BigWave, I don’t know if I’ve ever told you before, but those online bios you do for all the players are AWESOME! I’m sure the families appreciate them too. Great job on that.

  41. Stretch February 18, 2009 11:56 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    February 18th, 2009 at 9:07 am
    Re: Bolla.
    I just don’t think it’s a great idea to pay someone not to coach.

    We’ve been doing that for the past how many years….

  42. Ralph February 18, 2009 11:56 am

    O line and special teams really hurt us last year….both coaches out….a new beginning for warrrior fb in ’09. ST 300 applied this year for O L, how many applied last time before Mac picked Brian Smith? How many applied for the ST coach position before he picked Malloe?

  43. BigWave96744 February 18, 2009 11:57 am

    Aloha to Davone, Rachel, and Kyrah Bess who are off to Oak-Town today for a few weeks then back to Miami to begin training…

    Mahalo to Davone for taking time out for the Hawaii people during his month stay. He told me almost every day he had a signing, interview, speaking to kids, etc. But he loves Hawaii and the locals.

  44. BigWave96744 February 18, 2009 12:00 pm

    Those bios take a lot of time but it’s all worth it when I get comments from the players family or friends and from folks like you all.

    I have to say that I google a lot and a LOT of info I get is gotten from the Tsai-Guru himself.

  45. SteveM February 18, 2009 12:00 pm

    Good noon-ish everyone!

    I am not posting the Karaoke Call rumored to be this Saturday in an effort to build up “plausible deniability”. But I hear some people are unpacking Mardi Gras attire and accessories. 😉

  46. al ™ February 18, 2009 12:03 pm

    hey stretch..

    would you also agree that we pay some administrators who didn’t do their jobs in the past?

  47. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 12:08 pm

    Thanks BigWave96744!

  48. TOM February 18, 2009 12:11 pm


    Joseph Malabuyoc
    Vancouver, BC
    Vancouver College

    His high school is termed “College”

  49. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 12:17 pm

    Thanks too TOM. I was also looking at BigWaves link.

  50. Stretch February 18, 2009 12:30 pm

    al ™:
    February 18th, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    hey stretch..
    would you also agree that we pay some administrators who didn’t do their jobs in the past?

    past or present??

  51. al ™ February 18, 2009 12:35 pm

    ralph….i thought that special teams was much improved last year as compared to the jj era. what we lacked was foot speed which ultimately burned us badly. but, you can see that this recruit class addressed a lot of the speed issues.

    i still say that cal lee should get heavily involved in special teams, in particular, the return teams. this was always his forte’ back in the day.

  52. al ™ February 18, 2009 12:35 pm

    stretch….both , i guess.

  53. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 12:40 pm

    BigWave96744- mahalo for everything you do to bring the Warriors closer to us!

    SteveM- I’m so happy to FINALLY have some place to wear my NOLA souvenirs … um- informally speaking, of course… 😆

  54. al ™ February 18, 2009 12:42 pm

    i have noticed that 99% of stevem’s posts have to do with karaoke. i guess we should dub him kkk, as in karaoke kall king.

  55. Jason February 18, 2009 12:46 pm

    I just wanted to post a quick Happy Birthday to Mika, Garret’s younger daughter. I believe she turns four today. 🙂

    And thanks to Ronnie and homey for donating/purchasing luminaria for RFL. And thanks to Kekoa, WassupDoc, and KmyryKauai for responding. I think we’re at $995 right now, almost 40% towards my personal goal.

  56. Jason February 18, 2009 12:48 pm

    al: I wouldn’t use that acronym.

    BTW, have you checked your email? I’d appreciate the favor.

  57. BigWave96744 February 18, 2009 1:04 pm

    How’s about SteveM3K

  58. Pride. February 18, 2009 1:07 pm

    SteveM3K is a good one.

  59. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 1:11 pm

    How about SteveM99%ofmypostsareaboutkaraokekallsjustlookatmywebsiteforinfoandmusingsandphotos

  60. Uce2 February 18, 2009 1:12 pm

    Someday the UH will do the right thing and get some real Warriors, not vikings, to coach the team. Same thing with the AD position. McClain is a good president though. Fair and reasonable. Too bad he is resigning.

  61. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 1:14 pm

    Uce2 – Any recommendations for coaches?

  62. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 1:20 pm

    warriors not vikings?

    whats wrong with vikings? if you ask me they did a pretty good job like settling canada all the way into russia and the majority of the Scandinavian peninsula.

  63. al ™ February 18, 2009 1:21 pm

    okay jason. you are right about the acronym, but, its stevem…..

    i just found your mail, it was deposited on the laptop and it doesn’t read on the pc. but, use the last email i sent you. that is what i have for the local folks. otherwise, the archivist, aka stevem3k has a more expansive list.

  64. al ™ February 18, 2009 1:24 pm

    and didn’t the vikings take a chance on a barefooted defensive end from samoa by way of farrington hs and the university of hawaii (rainbows) warriors?

    alapati was his name.

  65. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 1:26 pm

    Vikings helped the Hawaiian Monarchy on Kauai. Vikings and Celts.

  66. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 1:27 pm

    and one day UH will learn to put a SAMURAI not vikings to coach the team AND a HUN to be the AD………………………………………………………………

  67. Garret February 18, 2009 1:34 pm

    This highly rated LB lists UH as one of his favorites. I wonder which coach is in charge of recruiting in Colorado, as I wish him well when he goes after this guy!

    All-State linebacker Daijon Tyler of Pomona High School in Arvada should be one of Colorado’s top defenders next season.

    Currently, Daijon says he is interested in playing for Colorado, Colorado State, Boise State, Arizona State, Nebraska and Hawaii.

  68. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 1:34 pm

    The Mongols were pretty good back in the day. In fact they are dominating sumo right now.

  69. Ralph February 18, 2009 1:35 pm

    Okay Al give cal lee a crack at ST, dual LB coach or do you see Smith or Lumpkin coaching LBs. But then again, this isn’t HS football…at each level, more athleticism, speed, football talent, and bigger players-at StL he had the players so he took advantage of the Damien guys and ran up the score with the R&S, ST, and Defense scoring….

  70. Uce2 February 18, 2009 1:36 pm

    Would like to see UH hire coaches who:
    1. Played for UH
    2. NFL/CFL or other post UH football experience, playing or coaching
    3. Live in Hawaii or looking to return to Hawaii to coach at UH
    4. Have family ties here in Hawaii
    5. If no post UH playing or coaching experience, then successful high school coaching career
    6. If did not play for UH, then attended and graduated from Hawaii high school with Division I experience on the mainland, with post UH coaching experience at either high school of college level
    7. If did not play for UH, then coached high school football in Hawaii with a winning record
    8. Extensive demonstrable experience interacting with and motivating Polynesian players, solid understanding of Polynesian culture

    With these in mind, I suggest the following as examples:
    Brian Cabral
    Nolan Tokuda
    Siuaki Livai
    Amosa Amosa
    David Tanuvsa

  71. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 1:42 pm

    Uce2 – With the exception of that Homey character your list looks good. I wonder, with over 300 applicants, if any of those on your list applied for any of the vacant UH coaching positions?

  72. Ralph February 18, 2009 1:44 pm

    Brian Cabral has a very comfortable job at Colorado, his family roots are now planted there…Pride and Homey make too much money in the private sector to return to football coaching….Nolan and Siuaki are HS experienced fb coaches, we need better coaching experience to take up to the next level, we already have a bunch of HS, Div II and Naia coaches on staff as is…not sure, but I think Amosa and David are also in the HS ranks….HS is a big jump over P.E. football but a long way from D1 coaching experience…look what Brian Smith brought to the table-NCAA sack record, but at least we took the record away from Norte Dame against Norte Dame..:)

  73. Ralph February 18, 2009 1:48 pm

    As i stated in an earlier post, I wonder how many coaches applied last year before coach mac settled on Brian Smith as his O Line coach..

  74. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 1:50 pm

    I have always attested that having school ties to a program isnt the end-all. In a perfect world sure I would love to have a local guy grad/played in hawaii/nfl and coached at the bcs level.

    i am pretty sure EVERY school in the country would loooove to have that. and i would love jeon ji hyun cook breakfast for me every morning.

    the polynesian culture thing (is this different from Hawaii culture?) sure great. but isnt mutual respect, demonstrating responsibility for ones action, and teamwork, hard work, and a positive attitude good enough “culture” for any coach or human being for that matter?

    i seriously dont get it……………………..

  75. al ™ February 18, 2009 1:50 pm

    brian cabral by your criteria would not fall in to any of those categories.

  76. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 1:52 pm

    Ralph – I beg to differ, I do not make too much money!

  77. Uce2 February 18, 2009 1:54 pm

    Ralph continued…the world is as flat as a saucer; Michael Jackson is the devil; Mack is the second coming of Jesus; 3/4 of the earth’s surface is covered with land; the moon is made of cheese; no one here is any good; Ralph is Allah, all seeing, all knowing.

  78. Uce2 February 18, 2009 1:59 pm

    “attested”…you must have just finished preparing for the SAT.

    The word “said” is far more powerful if you are trying to get your point across.

    No one ever attests, unless he or she is in court or making a statement in an affidavit.

  79. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 1:59 pm

    i can think of 3 people who have a recent proven track record in coaching the big show with hawaii ties.

    there is prolly more but nothing comes to mind.

    Duane Akina, Norm Chow, June Jones.

  80. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 2:01 pm


    my bad. please come teach at my law school…i can “said” to your abilities.

  81. Uce2 February 18, 2009 2:01 pm

    look up the word verbose. this would describe your manner of speech.

  82. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 2:04 pm

    hahaha must have struck a nerve!!!!

    OK, but before i look up the word tell me which site you visited so that I can see the same definition.

    i wouldn’t want to “said” to something I found in another dictionary and later having you tell me I was wrong.

  83. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 2:06 pm

    I knew it, Valentines is just a one day thing.

  84. Ralph February 18, 2009 2:07 pm

    Allah is great, God is great and so is Jesus Christ for all who believe in them….

  85. mauiwarrior February 18, 2009 2:09 pm

    No ways to Brian Cabral………….

    Kai Maiava was moved to fullback after a Freshman All American season at Boulder, then he transferred to UCLA this past season……the reason Brian Cabral-He basically told Maiava that his potential had been reached and told him he would be better utilized at fullback………..He chose size over talent and heart, sad story, hopefully Maiava will start again at UCLA and prove Cabral wrong.

  86. Uce2 February 18, 2009 2:11 pm

    son, i have no need for dictionaries. best that you go back to being who you are. just wanted to point that out for your edification.

  87. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 2:11 pm

    Don’t think UH can afford Brian Cabral.
    I think this is a $100,000-a-year job.
    A school like Washington pays receiver coaches twice as much.

  88. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 2:12 pm

    By the way, I just woke up. Did I miss anything today?

  89. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 2:14 pm

    that’s true, a thesaurus is much easier.

  90. Pride. February 18, 2009 2:18 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    February 18th, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    By the way, I just woke up. Did I miss anything today?,/blockquote>Yeah, we have a new name for SteveM.

  91. Committed Road Warrior February 18, 2009 2:20 pm

    What, Tsai? You just got up?

    Didn’t you hear that it’s the end of the world as we know it?


  92. Uce2 February 18, 2009 2:21 pm

    uh,er,ah, i mean, iwonder, for short-
    gots to roll, son..,

  93. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 2:21 pm

    Re: O-line.
    I think the bottom line is going to be how well UH runs and pass protects. If it can do both well, nobody will care where a coach is from. If not, then the debate will continue.

  94. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 2:23 pm

    aww bye bye daddy!

  95. Pride. February 18, 2009 2:25 pm

    And now I realize that the “vervbose” nature of our meeings at work is why I look forward to logging on to the Warrior Beat.

  96. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 2:25 pm

    ST – Didn’t miss a beat.

  97. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 2:25 pm

    All I know is that Ray Hisatake and Raphael Ieru will get more playing time this year.

  98. warriorfanny February 18, 2009 2:27 pm

    Cal Lee was a stickler about STs at SLHS and set aside valuable time towards this effort. however, he is not the coach for STs–neither is Miano, but it is my estimation he prolly would be the best.
    Dunno anyone currently on board that fits that bill.

    Hawaii is too vanilla in application and has yet to show consistency on KO return D.
    Too bad, MAC, doesnt recruit coaches as passionately as he does players.

  99. SteveM February 18, 2009 2:28 pm

    Ohhh–I go away and do some other mischief for a few minutes (which involved Saturday) and I get a new name, huh? 🙁

    Actually, I might use SteveM3k over at Esme’s place since SteveM is taken somewhere else on the mainland (Esme checked for me).

    As blog archivist, I can tell you that the first 3 people on my ballot for TSAI-KO HALL OF FAME is (1) Rich2176, (2) las vegas, and (3) Addahknowjoe–all dating back to 2007… and not too many knew until recently that las vegas was a the bottom of the first Tsai-ko Karaoke Call…which I admit calling… 🙄

  100. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 2:28 pm

    I remember the day Ieru committed to UH. His mom said he was at school. I went down to McKinley — not easy for a Rough Rider — and saw him coming out of a basketball practice. He was really enthused about his decision. I really thought he was going to be at least a two-year starter. It hasn’t worked out that way … yet. But I think he’ll do well this year.

  101. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 18, 2009 2:29 pm

    so Steve Tsai,

    do you know who the 5 coaches were? we know 3 of them.

  102. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 2:30 pm

    That’s an interesting idea. A blog Circle of Honor.
    Of course, a certain Korean woman with a large TV might be a first-ballot inductee. We might have to put her in the Pete Rose section, but she is the blog’s hit leader.

  103. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 2:31 pm

    You wanna see verbose then you should go to Esme’s Hawaii Moms website. 6,000+ members strong and plenty things to talk about! I confess that I did sign up to be a member…only to see if anyone of them mentions (J)J…and to throw in my 2 cents of male perspective.

  104. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 2:32 pm

    McKnight was one of the five.
    But when I asked JJ about two weeks ago, he said: “Dennis isn’t going anywhere.”

  105. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 2:34 pm

    Hmm. A Waipahu rooster enters the coop …

  106. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 2:37 pm

    I think her and hubby used steroids so they shouldn’t be considered. Those nutrisystem meals gotta have something in them.

  107. d1島 February 18, 2009 2:39 pm

    Gee…step away for a bit and miss the English/Religion/Anthropology lesson. 🙄

    Maybe it’s about time for some hints about the last coaching position and the GA position?

  108. d1島 February 18, 2009 2:42 pm

    If Mack is interested in suggestions for the Super Games….


    with the red playground balls….

    You pop one while hitting counts as a Grand Slam!

  109. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 2:43 pm

    d1 got me thinking, Are there any females coaching football at the Division I FBS level?

  110. kama krab February 18, 2009 2:43 pm

    ST is Stutz still being considered for a full time coaching position. Would hate to lose him.

  111. SteveM February 18, 2009 2:43 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    February 18th, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    That’s an interesting idea. A blog Circle of Honor.
    Of course, a certain Korean woman with a large TV might be a first-ballot inductee. We might have to put her in the Pete Rose section, but she is the blog’s hit leader.

    ST — she is a little further down on my ballot, but she could very well be the first person inducted if there is mandatory waiting/blog retirement period before consideration… 🙂

  112. al ™ February 18, 2009 2:46 pm

    i think he should just drop the first part and go with 3k.

  113. Garret February 18, 2009 2:46 pm

    Why does http://sports.honoluluadvertiser.com/section/thewarriorbeat take me to the previous WB Show (the one with Coach Nash) instead of yesterday’s show with Chad Owens? I hope that the webmasters wake up!

  114. al ™ February 18, 2009 2:48 pm

    am i counting wrong.

    1. gordie shaw
    2. kani kauahi
    3. dennis mcknight
    4. ?
    5. ?

  115. d1島 February 18, 2009 2:51 pm


    SO, of what female do I remind you?

  116. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 2:51 pm

    d1 – So that’s the name of the game!

  117. al ™ February 18, 2009 2:52 pm

    warriorfanny….finally someone else to reaffirm what i have been lauding for so long. cal lee should at least handle the return teams.

  118. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 2:53 pm

    You are correct al, 4 is before 5.

  119. d1島 February 18, 2009 2:54 pm


    Mamma Mia!

  120. d1島 February 18, 2009 2:57 pm


    If you’re like me, after finding out the proper name of that game, you’ll never admit nor utter the mispronunciations you grew up saying!

  121. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:00 pm


    You just like to see beeg crack-back ka-tooshes!

    😳 No tell “da coach” I used dat word….

  122. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:00 pm

    Hey mauiwarrior! You still here?

  123. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:02 pm

    d1 – I’m not embarrassed, I called it “sky-ini”. “3 pop flys” “2 relays” “1 step”

  124. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:04 pm

    “Sky-inning”. I did not know that was it’s proper name. Damm! The things you can learn around here from the anthropologists and all…

  125. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:06 pm

    300 applicants??!! Boy, times are really hard!

  126. Bulla February 18, 2009 3:08 pm

    aloha guys and girlz,

    bummed kani kauahi did not get the position, but Shaw has ‘the face’ of an O line coach or a former pro hockey goalie……ouch.

    should be a good ride, looks like he’s got the tickets for a memorable E ride with the O line……..Go Warriors!!!

  127. mauiwarrior February 18, 2009 3:10 pm


    yeah still here……….working hard!!!

  128. al ™ February 18, 2009 3:12 pm

    well if his daughter is coming along as freshman next year, he could at least be here for four years.

  129. al ™ February 18, 2009 3:14 pm

    d1…are you wondering what those country boys called sky-inning?

    maybe they nevah had balls to play with?

  130. mauiwarrior February 18, 2009 3:17 pm

    DPK where you went

  131. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:18 pm


    No ack! “Country boys”!
    You guys who ended up at Tokyo High called it the same ting!

  132. BIGWAVE96744 February 18, 2009 3:18 pm

    don’t forget Raphael Ieru is also One Bad Ma’afala (on his mom side)

  133. al ™ February 18, 2009 3:20 pm

    d1….i was not referring to you as a country person. more like the waipahu rooster and the kaaawa kid. that they didn’t know the name of that game as sky inning.

    we can discuss this over lunch.

  134. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:21 pm


    I remember playing sky inning with white tennis balls

  135. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:23 pm


    Reminds me, gotta go check da equipment!


  136. al ™ February 18, 2009 3:24 pm

    wow, you rich kids had tennis balls?
    i remember playing with river rocks.

  137. BIGWAVE96744 February 18, 2009 3:24 pm

    I still think Midori7 sounds like a Japanese punk rock group.

    and if chawan_cut is lame, then maybe it’s time for a new hair cut… Well that’s what I thought after finishing the 7th grade…

  138. WarriorMojo February 18, 2009 3:24 pm

    Farrington is not country? What?

  139. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:24 pm

    We played it with skin balls. 😆

  140. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:25 pm

    BigWave – You’re only in 8th grade?

  141. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:27 pm


    I was working hard! 😆 What kind of work do you do now a days?

  142. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:28 pm

    Even our baseball coaches called it sky-ini…and I’m talking about Yonamine, Morioka, Gushiken…

  143. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:29 pm


    FHS is still in the city 👿

    Moanalua OTOH…..

  144. WarriorMojo February 18, 2009 3:29 pm

    By the way I gotta say that BIGWAVE has the best spin off nicknames for his kids. His eldest is Little Wave and the youngest is New Wave.

  145. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:30 pm

    I tot it was called skaieenee myself. Das da way da keeds from Kaaawa made it sound.

  146. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:30 pm

    d1 – Pearl City is pushing it.

  147. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:31 pm

    WHS practiced by playing sky inning?

    Pffft…explains all those throwing errors comin’ home!

  148. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:32 pm

    DPK – could you actually swing a bat and hit a ball?

  149. WarriorMojo February 18, 2009 3:32 pm

    homey: is it pushing back?

  150. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:34 pm

    d1 – Our goal was to outscore the opponent. Screw the defense.

  151. wafan February 18, 2009 3:35 pm

    When we moved from Kalihi to Pearl City it might as well have been on a different island. Dang, it sure was far away from everything!

  152. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:35 pm

    WM – Well, at least Pearl City and Aiea provided many prom dates.

  153. Jorge February 18, 2009 3:35 pm

    Hello meat smugglers. So this is what UH fans talk about? Go Huskies!

  154. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:37 pm

    Hi Jorge…

    Once we get done with all the conversation about the snow here…..

  155. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:37 pm

    Why homey, that’s just outlandish! Why uh, I um, er, uhhhh, well ummmm… *coughNOcough*

  156. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:38 pm

    Jorge – Yep, this is what fans who are confident in their team talk about.

  157. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:38 pm

    Sorry wafan!
    …didn’t know you were in the room.

  158. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:39 pm

    DPK – You mean you struck yourself out?

  159. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:39 pm

    On a brighter note, I was always the first one chosen on “kill haole day”!.

  160. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:39 pm


    Be nice…
    UConn plays pretty good ball!

  161. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:41 pm

    Poacher alert! Poacher alert!

  162. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:41 pm


    Low-lying fruit, eh? 😀

  163. al ™ February 18, 2009 3:42 pm

    i thought bigwaves’ kids were named shorebreak and tidepool?

  164. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:42 pm

    Yah, and we smuggle a lot more than just meat! 😆

  165. wafan February 18, 2009 3:43 pm

    d1 . . .

    I really thought I was going to Kalakaua then Farrington.

  166. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:43 pm

    d1 – Not to mention those athletes in the Iditarod.

  167. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:44 pm

    Where did Hor-hay go?

  168. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:45 pm

    I guess we’re to deep for some folks… 😆

  169. d1島 February 18, 2009 3:45 pm


    Well, you ended up wearing purple anyway! 🙂

  170. al ™ February 18, 2009 3:46 pm

    he went back to picking apples.

  171. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:46 pm

    Soooo, any other football news?

  172. Loa February 18, 2009 3:47 pm


  173. Jorge February 18, 2009 3:48 pm

    Was else do you all smuggle?

  174. homey ℞ February 18, 2009 3:48 pm

    Loa is in the house!

  175. wafan February 18, 2009 3:48 pm

    d1 . . .

    And, it was in Kalihi!

  176. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:50 pm

    Promise not to tell anyone?

  177. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:51 pm

    Tell ’em homey…

  178. wafan February 18, 2009 3:52 pm

    Hey, we have more than apples! Bing cherries, Rainier cherries, peaches, pears, I am guessing at least 48 varieties of apples, shellfish, mushrooms (yep, that kind too), tako, salmon, Christmas trees, and, snow (darn it).

  179. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 3:56 pm

    Akchurly, we can’t tell ya, ‘cuz then it wouldn’t be smugglin’ would it?! 😆

  180. Jorge February 18, 2009 3:59 pm

    Well. Great to see what fudge packers and meat smugglers talk about during the offseason. Best of luck to Hawaii. You will need it come next season.

  181. jojo ® February 18, 2009 4:09 pm

    HI Loa!!!

  182. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 4:10 pm

    He sure seemed to a know a lot about packin’ and smugglin’.

  183. Rob25 February 18, 2009 4:19 pm

    Fudge packers? At least we weren’t the ones getting the fudge packed!

    Let’s see…didn’t we do that to some teams *cough* WASHINGTON *cough* in ’07 when we were the only FB team to go undefeated in the regular season? One lousy game doesn’t make the whole season lousy.

    Haters are okay as long as they can take what is slung back at them. It seems like they come on here and then slink away.

  184. mauiwarrior February 18, 2009 4:20 pm


    I stay one civil engineer here on maui, went University of Portland and took 5yrs, I like to refer to it as extra credit………so I’ve been working here since June 2005, what you up to now days

  185. Rob25 February 18, 2009 4:22 pm

    OK, I’ll behave because that wasn’t very nice.

    ST, I noticed the info above is reported by the Princess, who BTW rocks. I guess that would make sense since you were sleeping until 2:11p.m.

  186. mauiwarrior February 18, 2009 4:25 pm


    sorry gotta go I’ll see you on here tomorrow, stay pauhana, have a good one

  187. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 4:26 pm

    Excellent mauiwarrior! You always was one akamai buggah! 😉 We have a few engineers here on the blog, some of them actually work sometimes. 😆

    I’m doin’ a little writing but I’ve just filled out an application to some part time sub teaching.

    So you have a family and erryting? And you stay on hawaiian homes land yeah? Sounds like you doin’ good braddah. That’s great to know. You work in the private sector or for the government?

  188. Rob25 February 18, 2009 4:29 pm

    Too late DPK it’s just me and you for a few more minutes.

    Big hugs to you and Sweety!

  189. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 4:29 pm

    Robbie Girl-

    No shame. You jes talkin to braddah about tings he can relate to.

  190. chawan_cut February 18, 2009 4:30 pm

    coach shaw is on kkea right now talking to the sports animals

  191. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 4:30 pm

    Same to you and Frank!

  192. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 4:33 pm

    Coach Shaw sounds like a nice guy.

  193. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 4:34 pm

    Thanks C_C.

  194. Rob25 February 18, 2009 4:36 pm

    Thanks C_C!

    Too bad I’m not allowed to plug in personal electronic items into the outlets here at work.

  195. Rob25 February 18, 2009 4:37 pm


    Are you going to substitute for the state or private school?

  196. Jason February 18, 2009 4:38 pm

    Somebody mention Moanalua???

  197. Jason February 18, 2009 4:40 pm

    I feel like taking somebody’s DVD box set of Sports Night away. Hmm, from whom shall I start confiscating?

  198. al ™ February 18, 2009 4:41 pm

    aaah… miss em. c_c did you tape it for us?

  199. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 4:42 pm

    It looks like private schools, assuming I get the gig, God willing.

  200. Rob25 February 18, 2009 4:42 pm

    Those Moanaluans…they are such sensitive people!!

    Only kidding…Hi Jason!

  201. jm2375 February 18, 2009 4:53 pm

    wait, so they actually did limit da animals to 2 hrs? I wuz wondering where they were today around 3.

    Rob – see ya tomorrow. you betta show up. I no like be da only Tsai-kette there! No can stay too long tho…

  202. Rob25 February 18, 2009 4:58 pm


    I’ll be there and it sounds like Queen Diana will be there also!

  203. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 4:59 pm

    Cabral- he launched Jordon Dizon… kudos.

    DPK- engineers? We get one train here – 😉

    Since we are talking religion – please remember the Iran7 – with whom I share a spiritual connection – who are being (ridiculously) charged with espionage for Israel. The whole thing would be laughable if the (guaranteed) penalty were not death.


  204. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:00 pm

    I think Ronnie would make a good female FB coach.

  205. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:01 pm

    She grad from Kapalama too…

  206. Ralph February 18, 2009 5:08 pm

    LizK coach mac don’t want coaches who scream…:)

  207. Ralph February 18, 2009 5:08 pm

    speaking of whom, where has Ronnie been lately?

  208. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 5:11 pm

    So, let’s have a blog Circle of Honor. We’ll induct 20 into the first class. Then every month, we’ll induct in 10 more. By a year, we’ll have 130 members. Then we can write nice stuff about each person.
    Any nominees for the first class?

  209. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:11 pm

    Ralph- hmmm… I only hear Ronnie yell at games- it’s called cheering. 😈 Otherwise, she’s been pretty soft-spoken – at least around me – where she can’t get a word in edgewise 🙄 😆

    But she is a pistol when it comes to football. BANG!

  210. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:12 pm

    ST- Pride.

  211. al ™ February 18, 2009 5:12 pm

    cabral….isn’t he the one who stole nobriga and countless others?

  212. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 5:16 pm

    Pride is our first nominee.

  213. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 5:17 pm

    And, yes, somebody can nominate Ace, Cool Ethan and Guava.

  214. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:17 pm

    #209 – hmm.
    The Addahknows, James, BG, Kazz, SteveM, Kekoa, the A-Houses, Rich2176, d1shima, DPK, Wreck, Pomai, m-homey, las vegas… too many to mention…

  215. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:20 pm

    LK, Ronnie, sjmacro and Myki, Koakane, tommui, wafan, brew808…

  216. jm2375 February 18, 2009 5:22 pm

    speaking of brew, where is he?

  217. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 5:22 pm

    Did you see that Brad Van Pelt died? I always thought it was gutsy for him to pass up a baseball contract for football. Baseball paid a lot more back in the day. I interviewed him once, when his son Bradlee considered UH.

  218. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 5:23 pm

    Pretty good list. I’ll announce the first class this weekend.

  219. Ralph February 18, 2009 5:24 pm

    voice of reason=cool ethan…..is pearl city fan also aka cool ethan?

  220. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:24 pm

    al, Calvin from Kona, Ralph, merv, Uku from LA, Jason, JaM, MeiLing, Chawan_Cut, bhf2, duffer, whitey, Pauoa Boy, alnbama, Rob25, Jack Flash, Warrior Mojo, Esme, curveball, djmitcho…. ummm…

  221. Ralph February 18, 2009 5:24 pm


  222. jm2375 February 18, 2009 5:25 pm


  223. chawan_cut February 18, 2009 5:26 pm

    don’t we need more bio’s on some people? there’s a bunch of new posters that we don’t know enough about.

  224. Ralph February 18, 2009 5:27 pm

    any more aliases, a.k.a.

  225. chawan_cut February 18, 2009 5:28 pm

    i wasn’t around much the first year. i was still a lurker. i don’t think i should be nominated. there are far more worthy people.

  226. al ™ February 18, 2009 5:31 pm

    i saw brad van pelt play in the hula bowl.

  227. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:31 pm

    Midnight, HeinekinHealer, Beowulf, mauiwarrior, Kymry, Nalani, 702WarriorNation, Wena, Garret, Stretch, Cheeyah!, cheepono, FloridaTed, labrat,

  228. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:33 pm

    oh- OLD guys, huh? Like 2 1/2-year old Tsai-kos?

  229. LizKauai [Believer] February 18, 2009 5:34 pm

    TIme to head home. Need plumbing supplies and groceries.

  230. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 5:43 pm

    Wena’s a latecomer.

  231. Kekoa February 18, 2009 5:57 pm


    February 18th, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    Gee…step away for a bit and miss the English/Religion/Anthropology lesson.

    We can always attend the make-up class on Thursday at noon d-1. Our tenured Tsaiko English Prof will be in attendance…no try wait, Koakane is opting for the Mac Cheese school lunch…tsai!

  232. Kekoa February 18, 2009 6:01 pm

    Liz ~ Plumbing supplies?…Groceries…are you anticipating a gastronomical disaster? Yikes!

  233. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 6:09 pm

    What ever happened to Louise Ogata?

  234. wafan February 18, 2009 6:10 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! That is exactly what I was thinking.

  235. d1島 February 18, 2009 6:12 pm


    nahnahnah 🙂

  236. d1島 February 18, 2009 6:13 pm

    Oh, please no….

    I go around in enough circles already!

  237. Ralph February 18, 2009 6:16 pm

    okay I give up, who is louise ogata? then I’ll worry about what happened to her….hopefully all is well..

  238. wafan February 18, 2009 6:25 pm

    I wonder if the van Pelt family had/have any women named Lucy?

  239. Rob25 February 18, 2009 6:33 pm

    Liz is so sweet! She wants to nominate all the Tsaikos to be Hall Of Famers…I mean…Circle of Honorees. Maybe we should have a Hall of Shame for the blog too!?

  240. wafan February 18, 2009 6:36 pm

    What is the criteria for selection to the Hall of Fame? If that is defined it would be far simpler to make nominations.

  241. labrat February 18, 2009 6:36 pm

    al has been here as long as i can remember.

  242. wafan February 18, 2009 6:37 pm

    Time for bed!

    Two more wakeups until the weekend!!!

  243. Stephen Tsai February 18, 2009 6:38 pm

    Louise designed our first blog T-shirt.

  244. SteveM February 18, 2009 6:55 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    February 18th, 2009 at 6:09 pm
    What ever happened to Louise Ogata?

    ST — I don’t know, I haven’t seen her since Blog Party 3. I’ll check.

    This could be an interesting contest question: “Who is Louise Ogata and how is she related to Tsai-kodom?”.

    Good point– I nominate Louise Ogata to the BLOG CIRCLE OF HONOR I also nominate <b<Guava, since some of us have a pretty good idea who he is… 😉 …and the 3 accomplished Tsai-kos in post #100.

  245. SteveM February 18, 2009 7:01 pm

    ooops– OK, no contest. 🙂

    The curious can check the Blog Party 3 (July 2007) photo archives for Louise and her drawings.

  246. al ™ February 18, 2009 7:01 pm

    labrat….i am not that old.

  247. al ™ February 18, 2009 7:11 pm

    kekoa….check your mail.

  248. BigWave96744 February 18, 2009 7:35 pm

    DPK, Wreck, Bulla, Kekoa, KoaKane Al, SteveM, Homey, AnoddahKnowsJoe, AnoddaDave, A-House, Jason, Garrett, Stretch, D1Shima, Pride, TomMui, Princess, Cat, GiGi

    I know I’m leaving someone out from the beginning..
    If so… Sorry 🙁

  249. FloridaTed February 18, 2009 7:58 pm

    The very first 15 commenters should be in. I know for sure DPK was one of them. LizK should be in just for being LizK. We need defined criteria, otherwise, everybody should be in, lol.

  250. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 18, 2009 8:11 pm

    I heard Coach Shaw on the Sports Animals today and just by what he says he plans on improving, it would be hard to imagine that the o line would not improve.

  251. al ™ February 18, 2009 8:15 pm

    wasn’t mel delaura one of the first posters?

  252. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 8:17 pm

    I thought the same thing, Kazz.

    Um, DEY YOU GO!!!

  253. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 18, 2009 8:18 pm

    Hey “Jorge”,

    Congrats on your school winning the NCAA Baseball World Series.

    Thanks for proving Fresno State fans have the etiquette of a retarded monkey with the runs.

  254. Da Punchbowl Kid February 18, 2009 8:26 pm

    Um, Kazz, Hor-hay was a Huskies fan… 😉

  255. Ralph February 18, 2009 8:34 pm

    DPK excuse Kazz, a dog is a dog

  256. JaM February 18, 2009 8:35 pm

    This is a list of the very first posters.
    Comment from: Mel DeLaura 07/18/06 @ 17:37
    Comment from: Crystal Clear 07/24/06 @ 10:34
    Comment from: Hank Chapin 07/24/06 @ 11:35
    Comment from: Lloyd 07/25/06 @ 05:56
    Comment from: NelsonO 07/24/06 @ 17:09
    Comment from: homey 07/25/06 @ 11:14
    Comment from: Cat 07/25/06 @ 14:55
    Comment from: NelsonO 07/26/06 @ 06:59

  257. Ralph February 18, 2009 8:40 pm

    good find JaM

  258. Kekoa February 18, 2009 8:49 pm

    Speaking for myself, I lurked in the side door one day, and just hung around since then. I think everyone that has been mentioned above are as modest as I am about being recognized for anything higher then ‘porch tender.’

    I think we all know that being a part of a fun group of folks who enjoy each others’s company on or off the blog, is already an honor. We reward each other for our achievements by supporting worthy causes. The sincere gratitude we express for having a great blog host is evident in our daily acknowlegment of his Warrior Beat updates.

  259. Garret February 18, 2009 8:49 pm

    Another indication of the state of the newspaper industry, Five major newspapers in New York and New Jersey signed an agreement to share content. I seriously wonder if the Hawaii papers will have to share content if economic conditions don’t improve in the next year or so.

    Among the most significant aspects of the agreement is the sharing between The Record and Star-Ledger, which have long competed for both state and regional scoops and cover much of the same circulation area.

    This is the latest in a growing string of papers joining forces to share content, ranging from South Florida to Maine.

  260. Garret February 18, 2009 8:50 pm

    Miami to draft Max Unger to play C and move Samson to G?

    Q: I have seen alot of speculation about who Miami will take (DT, WR, CB) but nobody seems to be mentioning the center out of Oregon going to Miami. Don’t you think he is BP’s type of player (nasty, hard-nosed)? Matt, Cromwell, Conn.

    A: At 6-5, 299, Max Unger is certainly the type of beast that Tuna wants in the middle, but we’ll see how he does in the Combine this week. It looks like Samson Satele is moving to guard or moving out.

  261. Garret February 18, 2009 8:52 pm

    I’d rather have more bios instead of a Circle of Honor, since there are so many worthy Tsaikos that haven’t had bios yet. I loved learning more about each poster via their bios…

  262. el guapo February 18, 2009 8:54 pm

    You had a question last night. No, I did not attend Kapalama, wrong parents :). But I’m F.B.I. like A-Joe and BigHilo.

  263. Garret February 18, 2009 8:55 pm


    Thank you for the birthday wishes, but Mika’s birthday was on Friday. We had a great celebration with her at Disneyland, exactly what she wanted. I love how Disneyland gives gift cards to people who already have tickets, with kids getting a $59 gift card and adults getting a $69 gift card, as long as they show up on their birthday. For those who don’t have passes to Disneyland, they get free entry on their birthday.

  264. Garret February 18, 2009 8:57 pm

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

    As a former professor, this study was very interesting to me…students who watched a podcast of a lecture actually scored better (a whole letter grade better!) on a test than students who attended the lecture!

  265. Garret February 18, 2009 8:58 pm

    The US passed Germany last year to become #1 for wind power generation, and the wind power industry is responsible for 85,000 jobs in the US.

  266. Garret February 18, 2009 8:58 pm

    Going by vacancy rates, Las Vegas is the emptiest city in the US, with Detroit #2.

  267. Garret February 18, 2009 8:58 pm

    Woman saw a man breaking into a co-worker’s car, chased him down, and gave him a wedgie to subdue him until the police came.

  268. Garret February 18, 2009 8:58 pm

    First-time home buyers get a $8000 tax credit (not a deduction, this is a credit!) if they buy a home before December 1 of this year…and that $8000 does not need to be paid back!

  269. Garret February 18, 2009 8:59 pm

    Free play links pau.

  270. Garret February 18, 2009 8:59 pm

    For the California Tsaikos: California residents can get a free $2 Subway gift card by going to: http://www.subway.com/california

  271. whitey February 18, 2009 9:26 pm

    wow, looking at coach shaw’s 2 daughters degree is impressive. i wonder if my friend stretch has a biocivil engineer degree????

  272. whitey February 18, 2009 9:30 pm

    am impressed with jd trying to cut the red ink in the athletic dept and always thinking about those that work for the dept. he has his work cut out for him, but i think a challenge like this is what he thrives on. you can see his aloha spirit at work.

  273. whitey February 18, 2009 9:34 pm

    back to lurking

  274. Jason February 18, 2009 9:56 pm

    Ack! Sorry about that Garret! The countdown on Lori’s blog says it’s today, I figured it was accurate. Okay, so Mika is exactly one week (and eight years) younger than my oldest niece. I think I can remember that.

    Ah, to be four years old. I miss when my nieces were that age.

  275. al ™ February 18, 2009 9:57 pm

    who scared everyone off the blog?
    garret or whitey?

  276. roysan16 February 18, 2009 10:05 pm

    i hate the idea of enshrininments

    the ambiance of this blog is what make it very special

    there’s no boundaries, no fences, and certainly no divisions

    there’s goofy, there’s intelligence, there’s a mix

    these ideas should be preserved, make lasting

  277. Jason February 18, 2009 10:05 pm

    I think it was me. It’s like I’m on the side of the blog road, with a fishing net asking for donations.

    Speaking of which, I better write a follow-up e-mail.

  278. FloridaTed February 18, 2009 10:24 pm

    roysan16 (277),

    Come to think of it, I have to agree with you. It would create somewhat of a class system or aristocracy, lol.

  279. roysan16 February 18, 2009 10:34 pm

    ty ted, its been gnawing at me all night

  280. Jason February 18, 2009 10:38 pm

    All I want are more bios. Besides, there’s only one Tsai-ko truly worth honoring, and that’s Stephen Tsai himself. Oh, and his family, of course. And Princess Leila. And Robert Kekaula. But that’s it, everybody else is on level ground.

    Then again, if Stephen’s head gets any bigger … 😀

  281. jm2375 February 18, 2009 10:38 pm

    Speaking of gnawing, see ya all at the cc tomorrow (and I don’t mean c_c!)

    Anyone ever seen a movie called “The Farce of the Penguins”? It’s hilarious. Watching it now.

  282. Jason February 18, 2009 10:46 pm

    I kept on thinking that the CC was today. My RFL meeting was today, CC is tomorrow. 😀

  283. LizKauai (iPhone) February 18, 2009 10:56 pm

    Roysan16- bingo. What makes the WB so special is that it is open and there are enuf seats for everyone at the table, something to eat and drink in, and an opportunity to listen and be heard.

  284. LizKauai (iPhone) February 18, 2009 10:59 pm

    Watching PBS tonight after choir practice. Jerome Robbins special was a perfect complement to my blog post today. And then Eartha Kitt. What an amazing individual!

  285. LizKauai (iPhone) February 18, 2009 11:02 pm

    ST- how about reviving the offseason bios?

  286. LizKauai (iPhone) February 18, 2009 11:03 pm

    K. Time for Wii Fit and nigh nigh.

  287. Jason February 18, 2009 11:09 pm

    Everyone, please check your inboxes for one more Relay for Life update. Sorry for the spamming, I think that’s it for now. Maybe one more in the days before the event.

    SteveM, in particular, please check for an additional e-mail as well. I’d appreciate it if you could help me. Please get mad at al if it inconveniences you at all, he suggested I turn to you (see #64). 😀

  288. Jason February 18, 2009 11:10 pm

    Oh yeah, and if you’d like to be included in my mailings, please send me an e-mail from the e-mail address you would like me to use, along with your blog name.

    Okay, that’s enough of that.

  289. Jason February 18, 2009 11:13 pm

    My e-mail address is jnagaoka (at) hawaii.rr.com.

    Okay, NOW I think I’m done.

  290. Kekoa February 18, 2009 11:18 pm

    i hate the idea of enshrininments

    the ambiance of this blog is what make it very special

    there’s no boundaries, no fences, and certainly no divisions

    there’s goofy, there’s intelligence, there’s a mix

    these ideas should be preserved, make lasting

    Eggs-actly!…and there –

    Bravo!…you’ve said it again roysan16.

  291. Ralph February 18, 2009 11:34 pm

    where’s brew808?

  292. Jason February 18, 2009 11:36 pm

    I’ve been wondering the same thing myself, Ralph.

  293. LizKauai (iPhone) February 18, 2009 11:53 pm

    Ok buff exercisin fee one nite.
    Sweet Warrior Dreams Louise, wherever you may be!

  294. BigWave96744 February 19, 2009 12:20 am

    Mal and JFerg currenly on Dog the Bounty Hunter


  295. Committed Road Warrior February 19, 2009 12:20 am


    Funny. So I wasn’t the only one who caught that PBS special on Jerome Robbins. I thought it was pretty good. Unfortunately most people in my neck of the woods think I’m crazy for watching PBS, but there’s actually quite a few good programs that they air.

    They’re missing out on so much!

  296. BigWave96744 February 19, 2009 12:37 am

    If Wena was a Sly-Tsai-Spy, she could be “FIRST” everyday 🙂

  297. BigWave96744 February 19, 2009 12:54 am

    What does Steven Rodenhurst and Mana Silva have in common?

  298. BigWave96744 February 19, 2009 12:55 am

    Both went to Oregon State

  299. BigWave96744 February 19, 2009 12:55 am

    What does Steven Rodenhurst and Mana Lolotai have in common?

  300. BigWave96744 February 19, 2009 12:59 am

    Both went to Oregon State and Kamehameha-Kapalama
    (Mana Silva went to Kamehameha-BigIsland) 🙂

  301. wafan February 19, 2009 4:08 am

    Good morning all!

  302. wafan February 19, 2009 4:10 am

    That PBS special on Eartha Kitt was good. I did not know she only recently passed.

    Rrrrraaaaawwwwwrrrrrrrr! The best Cat Woman!

  303. wafan February 19, 2009 4:15 am

    Like I said before, it is difficult to nominate anyone without knowing the selection criteria. But, if this is to be more of a relaxed type of thing then we are already doing it with the bios.

    Someone earlier suggested the return of the bios. I whole-heartedly agree! It was a fun way to learn a bit more about everyone else. And, there are so many super Tsai-ko’s who have yet to do a bio!

  304. Stretch February 19, 2009 4:21 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Let’s get back to Bio’s. I suggest we start with Chawan.

  305. wafan February 19, 2009 4:23 am

    Have a good time at the Tsukiji cc today! Yum.

    As if I really needed to say that. HA!

    The food there is really pretty good. I like to finish off the meal with their udon. Sorry Liz . . . not nabeyaki.

  306. Kekoa (iPhone) February 19, 2009 5:22 am

    Not that I’m too anxious or anything, but I woke up thinking I was late for the cc!

    Wafan, I got your back. Just gotta remembah not to sneeze in my udon. Frank Delima might be watching. I heard he lurks the WB.

  307. whitey February 19, 2009 5:32 am

    Good morning Tsaikos, wafan, kekoa

  308. whitey February 19, 2009 5:39 am

    good morning stretch. on kauai or going to cc today????

  309. Garret February 19, 2009 6:03 am

    The mother of the octuplets lives with at her mother’s home, but they apparently couldn’t afford to support her 6 kids (that isn’t counting the 8 more she just had!) because the house may be in foreclosure. The 33-year-old Mom couldn’t afford a home of her own AND has been relying on food stamps and Social Security payments for her kids…but she spent $100k on fertility treatments to get her 14 kids!

  310. Stretch February 19, 2009 6:24 am

    February 19th, 2009 at 5:39 am
    good morning stretch. on kauai or going to cc today????

    on kauai now, hopefully cc later

  311. whitey February 19, 2009 6:45 am

    garret, i guess the state of california can afford to maintain this kind of families.

  312. whitey February 19, 2009 6:46 am

    jm and lizk, the roosters are crowing and the rubbish truck is making a lot of noise, so get up!!!!!

  313. Garret February 19, 2009 6:51 am

    Texas got its 11th commit, its 2nd QB for their 2010 class (so, I guess Joe Montana’s son will probably go to Ohio State since he won’t get an offer from Texas). Connor Wood was Oklahoma’s top recruit at QB and his final decision came down between Texas and Oklahoma. So far, 8 recruits have made their commits when both Oklahoma and Texas offered them, and all 8 picked Texas. That Junior Day earlier this month was very, very effective.

    In future years UH might want to have an early February Junior Day to get a big early start to recruiting. I like when Texas had their Junior Days–the first one was the weekend after NLI day and the second one will be the first weekend after Spring Practice starts. The first one starts off the recruiting big and the second one allows recruits who attend to talk with the players on the team and watch some of Spring Practice.

    With all the other recruiting measures and Mac, Tony Tuioti, and the rest of the coaches have done, an early Junior Day and a Junior Day during Spring Practice could get a LOT of early commits from local kids and boost local recruiting to an even higher level…

  314. whitey February 19, 2009 7:01 am

    Garret, the recruiting process that texas is doing may come under scrutiny and even if they pass the test, soon other teams will start to either file complaints or ask for rule change. most schools are having an economic downturn right now and to flaunt your wealth is not the best way to make friends. it might not be costing texas much to put on the jr day, but at what costs to the families of these recruits??? another point is that if you want texas to recruit you, you have to go to jr day??? but the best part of this is that texas will get a few players, but most will go to other schools.

  315. Hoohiki February 19, 2009 7:02 am

    With all the negativity surrounding the Women’s b’ball program, now is the time for some good news, any good news. From the other paper, Shawnie-Lei Kuehu, last years girls b’ball player of the year from Punahou, is planning on transferring to UH from California. Now that would be a boost for a program in desperate need of one.

  316. whitey February 19, 2009 7:06 am

    the most negative part of early recruiting is that if a player commits, other schools will look at other recruits, then player gets hurt during his sr year, or does not do well, texas has the option to reneage its offer and the kid and his family is left with nothing. texas has the leverage and these recruits and their families have none.

  317. whitey February 19, 2009 7:07 am

    morning hoohiki

  318. whitey February 19, 2009 7:09 am

    ok, time to get ready for the breakfast of champions and another big day at “work”. Got to make money.

  319. Hoohiki February 19, 2009 7:25 am

    Hey, whitey!

  320. jm2375 February 19, 2009 7:25 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    I’m up. Plans have changed, hope I can make the cc. 🙁

  321. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 19, 2009 7:37 am

    whitey- rubbish collection is Tuesday. The cats woke me up this morning at 6:45. Did you send them???

    CRW: West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof are among my all time favorites. I saw WSS as a child of 11 or 12- sometimes sitting through 2 or 3 showings a day – 12 times. It was the most amazing movie of it’s time. The PBS special pointed out something that I noticed even then- Jerry did not direct the Dance at the Gym – which I thought was junk and corny except for the Sharks and Jets “competition”.
    I hope they have some WSS songs at Genji’s!

    wafan- Rrrrrooooowww

  322. Stretch February 19, 2009 7:38 am

    February 19th, 2009 at 7:25 am
    Plans have changed, hope I can make the cc.

    must be something with names starting with “j”……

  323. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 19, 2009 7:39 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    whitey- Work. Is that marketing work by any chance?

  324. TOM February 19, 2009 7:48 am


    Ran out of Maui Wowwie – coming up to replenish my supply (to my dentist’ dismay) on Tuesday. I owe you guys lunch.

  325. Stretch February 19, 2009 7:53 am

    whoever never listen to the Gordie Shaw interview yesterday, 1420 will be replaying it shortly

  326. al ™ February 19, 2009 7:55 am

    tom, what you picking up????

  327. al ™ February 19, 2009 7:56 am

    whitey….which course are you inspecting today?

  328. bighilofan2 February 19, 2009 8:02 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    good posts Tsaikos.
    Garrett, thanks for the infos.

    and speaking of circle of honor….
    reading Rob25 fudgepacker call out,
    who got all tingly and stuffs? 😆

  329. Garret February 19, 2009 8:06 am

    Garret, the recruiting process that texas is doing may come under scrutiny and even if they pass the test, soon other teams will start to either file complaints or ask for rule change.


    You are *way* off on this. Junior Days are perfectly legal and I’ve been posting about how I wanted UH to do them for years. Texas A&M already had *2* Junior Days before Texas even had their first. Even non-BCS conference schools have been having them for awhile.

    Mac has specifically said that he plans to have Junior Days at UH. Junior Days are a great way to convince players to stay close to home, and recruits from Hawaii really only have one school to choose from to stay close to home. I think that it is a great idea for players to stay close to home in this economy, as traveling far for games will cause a big financial burden on parents.

    Junior Days actually saves schools money in their recruiting budget. Lower-budget schools like UH benefit from this more than mega-budget schools like Texas.

  330. bighilofan2 February 19, 2009 8:06 am

    have a nice day and a nice cc people.

    esme woooosshhhh

  331. djmitcho February 19, 2009 8:07 am

    Good Morning Everybody!

    Thanks for the heads-up on the Shaw interview replay.

  332. Garret February 19, 2009 8:14 am

    the most negative part of early recruiting is that if a player commits, other schools will look at other recruits, then player gets hurt during his sr year, or does not do well, texas has the option to reneage its offer and the kid and his family is left with nothing. texas has the leverage and these recruits and their families have none.


    Two years ago I posted a story here about an OL who committed to Texas before his Senior Year. He suffered a career-ending injury early in his senior season. Texas honored his scholarship and didn’t fill his spot in their recruiting class that year (one reason why they took extra OL in their 2009 recruiting class). Texas used less than the 25 scholarships they could offer during the year that OL recruit was injured. If I remember correctly, he counted towards their 25 initial scholarship limit, but after a year the NCAA put him in another category and he stopped counting towards the 85 scholarship maximum.

    That recruit is still at Texas on scholarship working to get his degree. Texas was completely honorable about the way they treated that recruit. Of course, they had a big incentive to do so–if they pulled their offer after an early commit got hurt (which many other schools do–isn’t that how UH got Adam Leonard?), then future early commits wouldn’t trust Texas.

  333. Garret February 19, 2009 8:15 am

    I would expect Mac to honor a pledge towards an early commit. For example, if Billy Ray had been hurt during his Senior season, I would have expected UH to still honor his scholarship. As Mac goes to offering scholarships earlier and earlier, UH will face this test sometime.

  334. duffer February 19, 2009 8:17 am

    Let’s get back to Bio’s. I suggest we start with Chawan

    How’s about homey, or Jojo, or Hoohiki?

    Maybe al, brew808, wafan

  335. Stretch February 19, 2009 8:21 am

    February 19th, 2009 at 8:17 am
    Let’s get back to Bio’s. I suggest we start with Chawan
    How’s about homey, or Jojo, or Hoohiki?
    Maybe al, brew808, wafan

    nah, we should start from the bottom then work our way up.

  336. KapoleiWarrior February 19, 2009 8:31 am


    I’m not so high on the Junior days and early commits as you are. The problem for UH with junior days and early commits isn’t with the school honoring them, its the other way around. Kids are proving to be more and more fickle. We had more early commits than ever this year which led to many more headaches. It seems that by our hard work and due diligence in committing these kids early we end up putting some of these kids on other bigger schools radars and then have to fight like the dickens to hang on to them (Lopati, Daily-Lyles). Or we end up losing them e.g. Tepa, Nobriga, Makaula, and Keliikipi. So I think these junior days and early commits are great if you’re a big school like Texas but us little guys had better be very careful in how we go about this.

  337. TOM February 19, 2009 8:34 am

    AL: You don’t know Maui Wow-Wee? Go to http://www.wowweemaui.com!!!
    Great stuff –

  338. owen-16 February 19, 2009 8:48 am

    Mornin all, hopefully the news about the Kuehu sister is true. our women’s bball team could use some good news right about now.

  339. Garret February 19, 2009 8:56 am


    You make a very, very good point! However, for many of the top local recruits, UH isn’t their first offer–they might have 5 or 10 offers before UH offers. So, it isn’t like UH can hide the top recruits from the mainland schools–also, the recruits themselves go to camps on the mainland, go to combines, etc.

    Everyone focuses on the recruits that got away, but in Makaula’s case he left to be a TE–a position that UH doesn’t have. We should remember that the vast majority of UH’s commits remained commits, some after big pressure from BCS schools. If they hadn’t already given their word and committed to UH, UH probably wouldn’t have been able to hang on to some of them.

    The big thing about Junior Days is that it bonds the recruits and can get a bunch to commit as a group. Then those recruits serve as a force to keep the recruits committed and to recruit other players…and there are *no* NCAA restrictions on the recruits talking to other recruits.

    There is no secret that Hawaii has excellent football recruits. USA Today featured local recruits several years ago, which increased the scrutiny. Manti’s recruiting situation focused even more attention on Hawaii recruits, with ESPN showing PIAA’s signing event.

    My point is that the big schools already know about Hawaii’s recruits. They often offer *before* UH does. With camps, combines, and recruiting services, UH cannot hide the recruits from anyone. So, UH needs to be proactive and make the recruits feel wanted and let them bond on campus with the coaches and with the current members of the Warriors. That is what Junior Days could do for UH recruiting.

  340. Kekoa February 19, 2009 9:00 am

    TOM ~ Here is something to help you relax until you can get your next batch of Wowee Maui candy bars harvested.


  341. warriorfanny February 19, 2009 9:03 am

    recruiting is MAC’s strength–not weakeness.
    I would like to see him poach more on soft verbs and Im sure, MAC will improve his efforts every year to raise the level of talent.
    The concern is for on the field learning and execution.
    Pure n simple.
    We dont have a RB or CB coach–it shows.
    let’s hope Shaw can do the job at OL…it’s got to get better.

  342. TOM February 19, 2009 9:13 am

    KEKOA: Do you eat them too? I try to avoid any vegetation that is green, white, orange or yellow.

  343. d1島 February 19, 2009 9:22 am

    Great Morning All!

    Interesting arguments on both sides of the Jr Day idea.

    MHO is that UH is already behind the curve in other ways, so it may be a good idea to try and get out front of this as it gains in popularity.
    A lot of the top local recruits already are getting a chance to do some bonding during their off-seasons as they participate in the ever-increasingly popular camps both here and on the mainland. But as we saw this past year there are significant examples of players falling thru the cracks. Any effort by the state’s only DivI program to beat the bushes for all the available talent benefits us all.

  344. Stretch February 19, 2009 9:22 am

    February 19th, 2009 at 9:00 am
    TOM ~ Here is something to help you relax until you can get your next batch of Wowee Maui candy bars harvested.

    I was golfing a few years back somewhere near Moline, Illinois next to a corn field. When we got to a tee box, there was lots of hemp plants within the corn field. Two of the guys I was golfing with (from the Big Island) went nuts. Forget golf, they ran into the fields. They were taking pictures with the plants and breaking off branches to decorate their golf cart. It was pretty hilarious.

  345. Stretch February 19, 2009 9:27 am

    More Weed Stories

    When I was in Amsterdam, they have stores that sell different types of weed. I go into check it out and seen that they have orange flavored hemp candy. I bought a bunch to bring back for my friends. One of my co-workers tried the candy and told me he was buzzing. Needless to say, he is always dizzy and it wasn’t the candy.

  346. duffer February 19, 2009 9:38 am

    nah, we should start from the bottom then work our way up.

    Hmmmm……I thought I did! 🙂

  347. Kekoa February 19, 2009 9:45 am

    Tom & Stretch ~ I believe jm2375 has a brownie recipe that she might share with you – for medicinal purposes only of course…in fact, I wonder if she uses it in her famous Triple Choco Cake as a secret ingredient.

  348. KapoleiWarrior February 19, 2009 10:02 am

    You also make some very good points. I understand that we can’t “hide” our top recruits. And point well taken regarding Makaula, he would have been a project at DE anyway. But cases like Nobriga’s and Tepa’s really bug me. Nobody was really hard after them until after they committed to us. And if Lopati had flipped too it would have been devastating. IMHO any decommit hurts a smaller school like us much worse than it does the big boys. Not too sure about your “package deal” theory either as we ended up losing two of the three that we thought we were going to get from Long Beach Poly. I do think that your point about starting early and building relationships is valid, thats why I’m glad we’re on young Mr. Koehler so early. Its really our only chance with somebody like him, to build a relationship and hope it holds up when the big boys come calling later on.

  349. djmitcho February 19, 2009 10:08 am

    Oh…Happy Birthday to Commited Road Warrior!

  350. djmitcho February 19, 2009 10:08 am

    Oh…Happy Birthday to Commited Road Warrior!

  351. djmitcho February 19, 2009 10:10 am

    wow-wee maui…are they any good? I prefer a Good News

  352. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 10:24 am

    May as well get commits as early as we can.

    duffer – I already did a bio.

    Stretch – Nothing like growing your own…corn.

  353. Kekoa February 19, 2009 11:06 am

    Got a good ‘homegrown’ story to tell you at lunch Homes.

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