Hands up!

Greg McMackin has implemented a new policy: Don’t take a knee.
With the increased emphasis on conditioning, the Warriors have been told not to ever hunch over, with their hands on their knees, during practices.
“We dont let anybody bend over,” McMackin said. “If they bend over, they’re too tired to play.”
The Warriors have worked their way into shape in a program implemented by Saint Louis Rams’ conditioning coach Dana LeDuc and maintained by UH’s Mel deLaura and Tommy Heffernan.

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It was a night of fun, singing, food, celebration and, in the end, tears.
Our karaoke call, attended by more than 50, featured the Bomb Squad (they made their own Jaegermeister T-shirts), Caryn Kunz’s amazing singing, a brithday celebration for Kelli Miura, and a fond farewell for Frank, Rob25’s husband.
Frank leaves Tuesday for his third tour of duty, this time to Iraq. He’ll be there a year. Thing is, Frank’s only concern is for his soldiers, 19-year-old guys who are going to look to him for leadership and guidance in a place where the days are long and sleep is not peaceful.
We wish for good health and safety for Frank and the others who serve our country.

Here are James, Frank and A-Joe:


Caryn Kunz and the belated birthday star Kelli:


Rep. K. Mark Takai, who’s also in the Reserves, and Esme:


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  1. A-House August 17, 2008 9:59 am

    Hello neighbor:

    Agree with Coach Mack’s new guideline.

    Worst thing a tired player can do is “haunch over” as it causes the lungs to collapse.

    Best thing to do is stand straight up and extend your arms over your head to allow more lung space.

  2. goBows15 August 17, 2008 10:00 am

    I love the new conditioning program. The guys are looking better and better!

  3. Rob25 August 17, 2008 10:06 am

    Good Morning ST…good thing I don’t have a hangover…neither does Frank

    Hi A-House!

  4. alnbama August 17, 2008 10:07 am

    Hey from Alabama 4th

  5. koakane™ August 17, 2008 10:12 am

    good morning and how is everybody dis morning

    enjoyed such a wondrous eve with da tsaiko family. so that is what the experience is like when one is not under da influence. must try to keep up this feeling every so often 😯

    to midori thanks for your encouragement. I will definitely take your suggestions to heart and you know feel betta in da ahyem

    bulla is da ultimate Tom Cruise when bar tending. all the tsaiketts say they have never tasted better concoctions ever. way to go cocktail master he is mistah smooth with da blender whooootah 8)

    have a good day

  6. goBows15 August 17, 2008 10:14 am

    ST – Any update in Graunke? Is he off the team now? What happened to him “taking care” of his problem by last Monday?

  7. Rob25 August 17, 2008 10:17 am

    Loved, loved the raspberry mojitos Bulla…Thanks again for being our “Tom Cruise” as koakane put it. The Ling Hi Mui margaritas were the bomb…ok they weren’t because those were being concocted at a different table…but your drinks were magnificent. Too bad I had to stop!

  8. Kelli August 17, 2008 10:24 am

    Aiya… my thank-you’s went on the previous post. Thank you again and it was so nice meeting some of you last night. I really appreciated the cake and singing. Thanks Stretch and chawan_cut. Also, thanks to SteveM and Midori7 for the stickers. I look forward to seeing you again at the Hawaii Wahine Football Clinic and bright and early on August 30.

  9. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 10:27 am


    Redskins coach Jim Zorn find room for improvement in 3-0 Redskins

    ASHBURN, Va. — With the pre-season more than half over, it’s become quite clear that there is no need to read between the lines when listening to Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn evaluate a game. He tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to needle anybody, but does so with such an upbeat attitude that even the players getting picked on are probably chuckling along.

    Take quarterback Colt Brennan, the sixth round pick from Hawaii who threw the winning touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s 13-10 victory over the New York Jets. Brennan has put up impressive numbers in two of three games – helping the Redskins to a 3-0 start – and some of the faithful are ready to anoint him as The Next Great Thing.

    Zorn’s message on Sunday: Get real. Delivered in much nicer words, of course, and accompanied by a smile.

    “I just don’t want to splash the water on him yet, you know what I mean?” Zorn said. “Here’s the thing: He’s had great vision, he’s made some heads-up plays, and we’ve had success. I really like all that. Maybe I want more, but I want better technique. I want him to use the kind of techniques that are going to take him further down the road. Remember we were talking differently last week after the Buffalo game: ‘Oh, Colt came down to Earth.’ Well, now he’s in outer space again.”

    Translation: Brennan, destined to spend the season as the third-string quarterback, is a raw rookie who would probably be pummelled to bits if he were to play against a good starting defence.

    “From my standpoint, I think he’s doing OK,” Zorn said. “He’s having fun, but there’s a lot more distance that he has to go. He shouldn’t be strutting his stuff.”

  10. addahknowjoe August 17, 2008 10:29 am

    Howzit Frank-

    please my braddah, go there- do what you gotta do- wrap it up and come home safe.

    humbled and proud of you.

    God speed.

    God bless.

  11. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 10:31 am

    (raises head and looks around…)
    Oh, Hiya!
    Been Googling Colt…
    (puts head back down and keeps looking).


  12. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 10:33 am

    Good morning Tsaikos & Tsaikettes!

    Thank you everyone for a wonderful KK last night! Was kinda tired in the beginning but really had a great time. Could feel the energy and the room was rocking! Awesome awesome!

  13. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 10:36 am

    Koakane, good to hear you were sober last night. I am impressed. So I guess you’ll be putting future EIS’s on hold for now, eh? Like I tell hubby, you don’t need to be drunk to have fun.

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2008 10:37 am


  15. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 10:43 am

    “The Skins trailed 7-3 at the half and then the team’s exchanged field goals in a sloppy second half making it 10-6. Then with just over two minutes to play, Brennan woke up New York and then proceeded to light it up.

    On the first play of the drive, Brennan completed a 37 yard pass to Billy McMullen into Jets territory. Three plays later, he avoided the blitz and completed a pass to tight end Jason Goode who took it 33 yards for the score.”


    “Colt Brennan: The Best Player No One Wanted”
    “…The preseason means nothing to the fans, but Colt Brennan may be proving something to the Redskins management. However, the best passer in college football history will need to prove himself against tougher defenses this season. I expect Brennan to take some snaps early this season and possibly even starting at the end of the season if the Redskins clinch a spot or are eliminated from playoff contention altogether.”

  16. Rob25 August 17, 2008 10:44 am

    Loved, loved the raspberry mojitos Bulla…Thanks again for being our “Tom Cruise” as koakane put it. The Ling Hi Mui margaritas were the bomb…ok they weren’t because those were being concocted at a different table…but your drinks were magnificent. Too bad I had to stop!

    Sorry Bulla…I didn’t mean that the margaritas weren’t good because they were great…just that the bombs were being dropped at the front table.

    A-joe – Frank got up to make me breakfast and is back taking a nap! He had a looooong day yesterday. ZZZZZs all the way home for him. Thanks for your wonderful words last night, it’s always nice to feel appreciated and Frank isn’t much for words, but I know that meant the world to him.

    I can’t believe that I missed Phelps winning his 8th gold! Now that boy is an athlete!

  17. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 10:47 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    12 days, 20 hours an countin. wooootah!!!

    okay, not so sorry gangee, but gotta stay focused on doin my part for Warrior Nation. dragged this over from the last post, but added mo spice. 😀

    “HO BOY

    Gov. Lingle, sum kine bradda Dennis Sadowski, hun? He no scared pull down Karen Nakamura, Carlton Ching, Lester Fukuda, John Cheung.

    And his buddies on the State Contractor’s License Board: FM SCOTTY ANDERSON, JOE KINDRICH, TADY ARISUMI. What kind of process you guyz using? Make “advisory/rule” without telling da UH process makers of the new “advisory/rule.”

    I saw this a coupla years ago at DLNR. The Appellate Court threw out their new “rule”.

    SCOTTY ANDERSON, JOE KINDRICH, TADY ARISUMI: you guyz gonna covah for DENNIS SADOWSKI against Warrior Nation? what would happen today if Sadowski was now tryin for renew his contractor’s license board position, in light of his challenge? Don’t yu think the regular peeps would be editorially lynchin da edumacated idjet an blassin all yu 2? I like see Roy Ogawa get in dis one… Drag em all down, Dennis Sadowski. Day all tryin fo help yu cuz yu talk da guud talk. but yo bad akshuns speakin, an i stay turnin up da volume full blasss so oddas no you’re full of hoooey!!!

    rememba, da goal is to fix da field now. an for dat Mr. Sadowski, yu in da way! no akk!”

    Go Warriors!!!!

  18. tom mui August 17, 2008 10:48 am

    Michelle Wie sighting: Five more holes to go; one boggie and two birds.

  19. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 10:49 am

    i heard that yesterday from coach mack as they were running their sprints after practice.
    he was yelling.
    Stand Up!
    Stand Up Like Men!
    We’ll be Standing up in the 4th Quarter in Florida!
    They’ll be bending over and we’ll be standing up!

    that was great to hear and you could really see the players listen and gain an extra boost.

  20. BowsForever August 17, 2008 10:51 am

    Sheesh, Coach Mack is dead serious about conditioning for Florida. Hopefully this (I guess necessary) training isn’t a major cause for those injuries to Blaze, Rocky, Adam, Solly, etc.

    Looked at some highlight footage of the Redskins-Jets game and seems like Colt did a great job in his 2-minute drill. You gotta love how Zorn keeps a nice big anvil over the lid of the boiling-over pot that is Coltmania. Raw? Well duh, he’s a rookie. Refinement? He’s not gonna pick up the system overnight…”flashcard offense” Campbell has the best shot of that.

    Exciting potential? Oh hell yes. Third-string QB all through this season who’s destined for a trade one or two years down the road? With Zorn at the helm and his aggressive campaign of keeping Brennan humble and massively underselling him, don’t count on it.

  21. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 10:54 am


    you are nostradamus reborn. 😀

  22. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 10:56 am

    Redskins 3-0. Gotta love it! Go, Colt!

  23. Stephen Tsai August 17, 2008 10:58 am

    I think Zorn is playing mind games.
    First, you think the J-E-T-S think they went with a lesser defense? That’s kind of insulting. If you’re on an NFL roster, you’re a good player.
    Now, he should be ripping the other QBs, too, but he won’t because they’re the ones feeling insecure. And if thinks Colt is such a project, hey, send him to the J-E-T-S. I’m sure they’d rather have him than Clemens or Ainge.

  24. Stephen Tsai August 17, 2008 11:00 am

    All I know is that I was bent after practice.

  25. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 11:00 am

    I saw Colt’s interview after the game last night. He was so boyish and humble. Don’t change, Colt.

  26. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 11:02 am

    Isn’t hands on the knees better than standing erect with arms folded?

  27. madeinhawaii August 17, 2008 11:04 am

    Speaking of Colt. You guys should do a search on Ebay for Colt Brennan. Things were getting out of hand when he was at UH but now.. whoa! It’s nice to see the “good” things following him into the NFL.

  28. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 11:05 am


    Stand up! Stand up like men!

    ho boy, and i’m thinkin that Marathon Lady who beat everybody yesterday by lotsalot, an that Jamaican guy who cruuzed to a 9.69sec 100m new world record. Both of them came out of the woodwork, they weren’t the pre-race favorites in their races.

    their adjustments were day to day, last minute.
    total focus, total dahmenashun da jamaican!

    i sure hope our coaches are making adjustments all the way through the next 12 days!!! i gonna be doin my part, screamin from da goal line row 37 prolly.
    maybe get chance fo get mo close to da akshun.
    nick, ron, alex, i like yo akshuns, grine em samoa!

  29. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 11:10 am

    (note to self… don’t get on the wrong side of the law with bhf2 around)

    ST- it has been very hard even as a fan to stuff our enthusiasm for Colt. Mainland fans seem to enjoy a combative stance on both sides of an issue. I guess they haven’t heard about win-win philosophies.

    But I agree with your assessment of Zorn. He knows what he has in Colt and wants to get him fully fleshed out before he puts him in the slingshot and lets fly.

    Rob25- my #2 son’s best friend is back home for a couple of days before he leaves on his first deployment. God Bless and protect the human beings who are being put in harm’s way, and keep safe and secure the human beings who are left behind.

    But there is nothing like Tsai-ko love and humor to keep us all HUMAN, eh?
    So glad you two were able to enjoy the KK last night!!!

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid August 17, 2008 11:10 am


    Glad that you’re ‘puter is workin’ again. I was thinkin’ of sayin’ something about Sobowski yesterday, but I thought better of it and knew that the WB’s counsel – in – residence would say it much better. Thanks for that excellent post above. 😉

  31. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 11:11 am

    i’m glad i wasn’t there to see that part. heh. when i left you and kekaula folks were talking on the other sideline.
    i did notice the water jugs at various points along the route back to the locker room. i’m hoping the guys are taking the advice to hydrate as much as they can.

  32. Stephen Tsai August 17, 2008 11:12 am

    It’s about image.

  33. Kazz August 17, 2008 11:13 am

    WOW! Everyone seems to be awake considering what looked like a nice long and fun evening.

  34. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 11:16 am

    Hi Colt,
    I didn’t catch your game so before heading to Karaoke Kall, I taped the news. Watched it when I got home and…Whoa you da best!

    Nice plays and win for the team with that throw for a TD; hope you’re ok from any falls. Really awesome play! Not surprising but surreal, just seeing you be you the way I remember you healthy and happy.

    Remember to keep safe, being humble as always, and doing the right things I already see you doing.

    And please too, remember to avoid “the” distractions that would not keep you on your toes and in tip top shape! As your hanai mom/auntay, would like to see you reach and surpass your wildest hopes and dreams…Keep thinking surpass!

    You will do great things if that’s what you want. I believe in you!
    Happy birthday yesterday, again! But I didn’t sing earlier, so here goes:
    Oh and since it was fellow Tsaiko Kelli’s b-day too yesterday…
    *ahem ahem* lol
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear KELLI and COLT,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    lol 😉 giggle 😉 lol 😉 giggle
    May you both have many more..!

  35. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 11:16 am

    Everyday I’m gonna post stuff about the State Contractor’s License Board and Dennis Sadowski’s supporters on the State Contractor’s License Board: FM SCOTTY ANDERSON, JOE KINDRICH, and the Board’s chair TADY ARISUMI. They helped create this problem, they’re in the chair until this problem is resolved. I am going to follow up on this so called Advisory, or rule. how it came to be, how it was published and had 30 days notice, or not, what UH did about it as part of the bid process, or not.

    You guyz remember Larry David and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Had a great show once. He forgot to make a cake for his kid’s schoolclass, and when he remembered he only had 20 minutes to get to da school wit da cake and the directions on the cake box said 350 degrees for 20 minutes minutes, something like that. So larry made the cake by turning up the heat to 2000 degrees for 5 minutes, then covered the black thing with frosting.

    I’m thinking the same thing for Sadowski’s complaint. 😀 gonna cook dat bugga supah fass!

  36. haka August 17, 2008 11:17 am

    there’s nothing wrong with standing erect, but having your arms folded can be symbolically, a bit demeaning.

    and if you stand erect for 4 hours or more you should see your trainer. 🙂

  37. Esme August 17, 2008 11:19 am

    Aaaagh! I got outed as a Bomber! 😯 😳 😆

  38. Kelli August 17, 2008 11:21 am

    UHfan808: My birthday was actually last Wednesday, but thanks for the song. I wish CB and I had the same birthday. Shucks! I missed it by three days. At least we’re both still Leos.

    chawan_cut: I tried to get my cousin to watch the highlights with me, but all he cares about is his excavators and backhoes on YouTube. *sigh* No one can get him out of his construction phase.

  39. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 11:27 am

    Keeping an eye out on “Fay” as it nears Florida.


  40. Kazz August 17, 2008 11:32 am

    Brother Mike,

    I was NOT surprised by your articel this morning and at the same time I am FURTHER DISTURBED.

    Disturbed that my assumpions were right, and disturbed that while the allegations are WORSE than what I assumed, I remain un-surprised.


  41. brew808 August 17, 2008 11:37 am

    go Bolla…. GO!!! 😯 😈 😡

  42. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 11:40 am

    You think Fay gonna do a kahiko in Gainesville? wat ya think that goin do to playin conditions? kinda no mattah, yah?

  43. Koauka August 17, 2008 11:41 am

    Keep going Bolla!


  44. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 11:41 am

    i tried to look for child sized Colt Rinskins jerseys, but they haven’t made them yet. if he keeps having the success he’s having hopefully they’ll start to produce them.
    unfortunately, Colt will still hold a clipboard this year. the NFL politics and the $$$ factor will have keep Campbell starting. Gotta hope Zorn wins games this year though, as he’s the one that got Colt on the team. NFL teams have become really impatient over the years and want to WIN NOW. not many organizations allow for proper build up of a team and usually fire coaches that don’t produce. hopefully colt can have a steady stable coaching staff to work with and make his way up to a starting role.

  45. Koauka August 17, 2008 11:45 am


    It is my wish to your ohana that bruddah Frank returns with all the Hawaii bruddahs.

    Enuf already, bring them home to the aina!


  46. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 11:59 am

    bhf2- can’t depend on hurricanes this far out. But I am guessing the Cat 1 projection may drop by the time it affects the Gainesville area.
    As it is, it may mess with driving conditions for Greyhound and alnbama.

  47. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 11:59 am

    Oh shucks darn, saw-wee I thought your birthday was yesterday when we sang to you. …Happy belated birthday last Wednesday!

    It was nice finally meeting you and Karen last night. Wow Karen is a really talented singer that blessed with her voice lotsa times! I didn’t really walk around much last night to say hi but hope to talk with you another time, like maybe 8/30 Genji’s.

    BTW not sure which stickers you got, the ones midori7 gave you are from Stretch and a-joe. Them some coupla talented and thoughtful guys! 😉

  48. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 12:00 pm

    ooops … that blessed US with her voice …

  49. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 12:01 pm

    hey- just made friends with a ‘skins fan who is coming to visit Kauai in Sept. His wife’s name is a variation of our own MeiLing!

  50. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 12:02 pm

    gotta go work, get my stuffs done so i can go Florida, watch hurricane lie dat. hiho hiho
    esme woooshhhhh!

  51. stacyj August 17, 2008 12:05 pm

    Hello all!
    Kazz, I agree. Not surprised. The one time I saw him in the community, I was very offended.

  52. Committed Road Warrior August 17, 2008 12:08 pm

    Just dropping in to say good afternoon to everyone.

    13 days and counting down…..

  53. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 12:09 pm

    RE Sadowski
    Tsai-ugh! Understand and behind u.

    Glad you’re over your cold!

    Got ur txt msg but blogging now & cannot txt back. lol. TY for great nite and links to Colt’s game! Jarrett kept me company with his…oh what’s the name of that rap song? Please tell him I had fun, take care, and study hard! See him back here when he can.

  54. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 12:10 pm

    BTW- My Gainesville friends are going to a HAPA concert at the Univ. the night before the GAME.
    Now my new ‘Skins fans friends mention a HAPA concert on Kauai!


    Saturday, September 27, 2008
    Kalaheo School Presents: An Evening with HAPA
    Performing Arts Center at KCC
    Kauai, HI
    Tickets: (808) 245-2077

    Same night as the San Jose State game…. arrrgh!

    Oh well.

  55. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 12:14 pm

    chawan, WHOOPS..!

  56. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 12:16 pm

    but befo i go….

    a public message to Governor Lingle, State Contractor’s Board Members Joe Kindrich, Scotty Anderson, and its PresidentTady Arisumi,

    It is in your personal interests to know the end game of the DENNIS SADOWSKI protest over the Cook Field Fix contract award. I foresee that you will have a public conflict of interest with the “rule” drafted by Dennis Sadowski and which Dennis Sadowski is trying to stuff down UH’s throat. But don’t take my word for it… each of you figure it out for yourselves… we, and I mean me speakin for John Q Public, won’t put up with anyone slowin down our football nation when they’re doing it for their own personal gain and not caring about the negative impact their action is having on us all trying to build a positive image nationally for Warrior Nation….

    junk da kine Sadowski… and he should no bettah!

    Go Warriors!!!

  57. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 12:16 pm

    whoops what?

  58. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 12:18 pm

    Committed Road Warrior

    in 13 days the game would be ovah. 😀 😛 :8

  59. stacyj August 17, 2008 12:30 pm

    Gonna add one more 2 cents and then I’ll shut up.

    Re: Colt…
    Zorn would be a fool to over pump Colt. As humble as Colt is, all that fanfare and success he is having could be damaging for not only Colt but also the rest of the team. It is kinda like being the regular teacher in the classroom and then a student teacher comes in during the second semester. That “rookie” teacher needs to work to earn the respect of the students as well as the teaching staff before everyone says, “yup, she’s is a great teacher.”

    Colt will always be dear to our hearts and we can only hope for the best for him. But, at the same time, the truth is, he has a lot to learn and improve on in order to be a historical QB in the NFL. I’d rather see him learn and grow now (into a hall of famer) than flop early and have a short, unsuccessful career in the NFL.

  60. stacyj August 17, 2008 12:31 pm

    Oh, I forgot, thanks Brew and Liz for the nice comments!

  61. stacyj August 17, 2008 12:31 pm

    Esme and out….gotta put kids to nap.

  62. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 12:32 pm

    Karen = Caryn! Tsigh…

  63. stacyj August 17, 2008 12:34 pm

    Oh, one more forgot….

    To Frank and all the soldiers…from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! You do something that many would never be willing to do. I pray that you and the rest of your soldiers return home safely.

  64. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 12:36 pm

    Like ST says, no worry, no one reads the blog!?! lol

  65. Committed Road Warrior August 17, 2008 12:36 pm

    You’re right bhf2,

    12 days and counting…..

    Better? 🙂

  66. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 12:42 pm

    Lions game starting soon – Go Jordon!

  67. SteveM August 17, 2008 12:42 pm

    [groan] Good morning (?) everyone! Great evening, as usual 🙂 Peaches said this morning that she has not been so “bombed” since she was 22 but it was a lot more fun this time. She reports that flight crew added (in alphabetical order) Addahknowjoe, Esme, and Rob25 (was hard to tell with all the people and cameras around during the early bomb runs).

    The Bomber shirts, cups, sign and inflated bottle items were genuine Jagermeister issue, courtesy of Dee’s beau, who manages a bar and restaurant in Waikiki…hmmmm.

    homey put on his Jagermeister shirt for every bomb run and removed it afterwards. Is there a world record for shirt change speed and frequency?

    WreckinEyez was going to set up a light system in the corner but the KK staff stopped him at the door. Maybe 3 guys carrying it in was too obvious? 🙂 Conferred with Wreck at 10:15 PM and we decided that to implement a program would actually slow down the happenings, so we let it ride.

    Stretch indicated the finances were OK so no reminder announcements were made. However, if in all the fun and distractions you forgot to pay him, please make arrangements with him. stretch6592 (at) yahoo dot com

    “Thank You” to all who could attend! You all made the night special and fun!

  68. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 12:43 pm

    Speaking of blessed. What an honor to meet your hubby at KK last nite. Thank you bringing him to enjoy some time with us before he leaves tomorrow. Looked like he was having a grand time and I saw him singing! May the year pass by quickly and bring him home safe and sound. I’ll have him in my prayers. God bless!

  69. Kelli August 17, 2008 1:09 pm

    chawan_cut: Thanks for checking. Keep me posted about the CB Rinskins jerseys for children. I have to go hunting for some UA stuff to get my monkey ready for the season. It’s kinda sad that he has to get used to seeing another QB because he was familiar with CB and TG.

    UHfan808: No worries. 🙂 I’ll be at the Hawaii Wahine Football Clinic on Tuesday. Are you coming to that? My mom wanted me to go with her. I was actually planning to catch up on my Korean drama before school starts, but maybe not. And I’ll be there in full force on August 30 at Genji’s. I think there’s myself plus four, so we’ll have plenty of time to talk.

    Stretch and a-joe: Thank YOU for the stickers. Sorry, I should have known from the Friday night routine. My mom said she’s sorry she missed last week. Hopefully she and my dad will be back soon, but I know high school football games are around the corner for him.

  70. brew808 August 17, 2008 1:20 pm

    Wait…. so esme is a bomber, and UHfan808 is a mojito-girl? Poof! The illusion of sweet innocence is forever lost….. Thank goodness there’s Kelli and Caryn! 😯 😆 🙄

  71. whitey August 17, 2008 1:20 pm

    Frank (Rob25’s super husband), thank you very much for doing a job that protects all of us in today’s unstable world. Thank you, mahalo, arigato and everything else that says much thanks. Look forward to meeting you on your return.

    To the rest of the families of those who will have loved ones going this week, same things, Thank you very much and truly appreciate all that you do.

  72. Kekoa August 17, 2008 1:22 pm

    Whoops!…Forgot to mention meeting hawaiianbod at the KK last nite. Good to see him come outta his cave and join the festivities! Introduced wafan to some of the folks he hadn’t had a chance to meet since he’s been home on vacation.

    My hanai brother Bulla from a different planet and his lovely wife were the rage last night. I was wanting to check out his delicious drinks, but my EIS buddy kept shaking his head with a disapproving look.

    You know da one where your face come all wrinkled and you look away in ‘disgustion!’…so I had to pretend I was checking the water in my empty glass.

  73. whitey August 17, 2008 1:30 pm

    m wie, tied for 12th, $36+K.

  74. Garret August 17, 2008 1:54 pm

    Not a good game for Bess. Too bad, as he was their top slotback entering this game.

    Who hurt themselves

    WR Davone Bess: The undrafted rookie, who had moved up the depth chart to No. 3 receiver, had two first-half penalties. The second one negated a first down on the final drive of the first half.

  75. Garret August 17, 2008 1:57 pm

    The salaries at the NCAA are a little high to me considering how well they have done lately…

    NCAA president Myles Brand received compensation of more than $935,000 in 2006-07, a 4 percent raise from the previous fiscal year, according to public tax documents.

    That is more than every public university president in the country, according to the latest survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education, but much less than what many coaches make.

    The document also revealed that the NCAA paid $18.6 million for plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and a fund for former athletes to settle a class action lawsuit involving limitations on what a scholarship may subsidize. In addition, the NCAA paid $971,000 to a company that provides charter air travel.

    The other highest-compensated NCAA employees are executive vice president Tom Jernstedt ($555,803); senior vice president Bernard Franklin ($448,559); chief financial officer James Isch ($428,314); senior vice president Greg Shaheen ($367,183); senior vice president Dennis Cryder ($330,482); vice president David Berst ($320,451, not including previously reported retirement funds); general counsel Elsa Cole ($301,392); and senior vice president Joni Comstock ($275,757).

  76. Garret August 17, 2008 1:58 pm

    This LSU player was a *really* big baby!

    You can’t really miss the starting guard for the LSU Tigers. He’s 6-8, 350 pounds (give or take 20 pounds ).

    Johnson is the largest baby ever born in Louisiana, coming into this world at 15 pounds, 14 ounces.

  77. Stretch August 17, 2008 2:10 pm

    Good Afternoon Tsaikos!!

    Re: Bolla
    The bad thing about this investigation is that if he is found to have done something that requires termination, practices start in October (I think). That is only 2 months away and we might be left without a coach?? I hope UH has someone in mind if it needs to find a coach. I also heard that he had similar problems at UNLV. Too bad HF gave Bolla a contract extension before he was fired.

  78. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 2:11 pm

    Had such a great time last night. Although I was tired and recovering from a mild sore throat/muscle aches from paddling (muscles I didn’t know I had, lol), I could not help but enjoy another great Tsaiko get-together. And while many of our events are not necessarily primarily focused completely on football but organized in the name of it, it’s nice to see we get along in different ways on different levels and can “just” hang out and be friends outside our normal Tsaiko “job.” Keep ’em comin’!!!

    SteveM & Stretch,
    Mahalo for coordinating yet another organized, fun-filled event! U bring out the animal in all of us! Hear the Lion roar! grrrrr!

    You’ve got some yummy mojitos and midori margaritas there! ooh-la-la and thank you for sharing you talent!

    Thank you all for the delicious grinds! Many ono sushi varieties, salsa & chips, healthy veggie platters, wonton, char siu, beef on a stick, chicken fried and katsu, watermelon, choc/peanut butter & reg rice krispies treats, Kelli b-day cake… yum!

    Esme, a-joe, d1’s & Bulla’s other halves, homey (Sorry if I missed anyone!) – This time there was much more room for…Da dancing party animals!!! giggle.

    And how about that couples dance by the addahknows!?! Ahhh…So romantic…and sweet…and sung by Pride!

    In addition to the delightful Tsaiko “regular” singers — K. Mark Takai sang Love & Honesty with Esme! ST roared again! (Again) Caryn can sing! lakerj32 sings and raps!!! …

    The bombers were having a great time. IDK how they do it!?! Did I count 6 or more times???

    Last but not least, wow I finally got to meet a few new faces — Kelli and Caryn, wafan, Hawaiinbod and Rob25’s other half Frank! What a pleasure!
    There’s so much more…but just wanna say thank to all. What a blast!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at upcoming Tsaiko get-togethers!

  79. Stretch August 17, 2008 2:12 pm

    Re: JagerBombers

    I seen one bomber crash and burn last night. I tried to get her back into action but was not succesful.

  80. Stretch August 17, 2008 2:14 pm

    As always, CR brings out the best in everyone….

  81. BG August 17, 2008 2:25 pm

    A fabulous day to all the Tsaiko Friends and lurkers!!!

    Another memory for Betty and I last night in Tsaiko-land! Got a face to face meeting with the legendary Esme (only got some glimpses at the Anniversary Party); and met Hawaiianbod for the first (so pleasant and quiet…that’ll change!…the “quiet” I mean). Spent a little time with Rob25’s hubby and quickly found the solid relationship that they share and the competence they have in locking things down for Frank’s deployment.

    The variety of talents among the Tsaikos and Tsaikettes is simply awesome…just overwhelmingly AWESOME. Yeah, there was singing and dancing talent oozing everwhere! But, there was also artistic talents from the Addaknows that have formed a cornerstone of Tsaiko culture. It was all over the room on so many shirts and mugs and stickers! I still remember A-Sports “drinking glass” to ST at Genji’s…ROTFLMAO. 😀 SteveM, James, and Stretch all contribute to that storeroom of talent. Tho’ there were plenty of stars, I can’t leave off Mr and Mrs Bulla! Bulla not only runs the best blender, he can sing beautifully at the same time! And, Lyn (WOW), if HECO went off-line, all they’d have to do is plug her in…’nuff energy for the whole island 😆

    But, even more impressive than the entertainment…I was touched by the thoughtfulness and consideration that the Tsaiko Ohana has for everyone. As the “Bombers” were starting to kick up the energy level with their initiations, I mentioned that Betty was still very sensitive and had to watch what she ate and drank. A few months ago, while traveling, she and I ate and drank exactly the same things, but, in a few hours, she became violently ill with all the symptoms of food poisoning while I did not. Still, I would not stand in the way of any of her choices. I needn’t have worried…the Bombers made sure she was included in the group, but excused from dropping any bombs. Thank-you Bombers!


  82. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 2:27 pm

    I was not aware of a bombed-out JaegerBomber! Hope she’s not suffering today?

    Yes your CR is quite amazing! Good thing it’s not a truth serum, huh?

    Koakane, chawan, & lakerj32,
    Thanks for arranging c & l taking James & his car safely home last night! Got a text from chawan he was home safe. hehe then I got a txt from James saying “Tv.” What’s Tv??? j/k

  83. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 2:31 pm

    Yep I’ll be there to learn from coach’s wife on Tuesday too. See you then!

  84. BowsForever August 17, 2008 2:37 pm

    In case anyone was wondering about the redskins.com website, I think there’s some kinda “cookie bug.” I used to be able to watch featured videos all day long without a problem. Delete/block cookies as needed and you’re good to go.

    There a 90% chance I’m gonna buy an official Colt Brennan Redskins mini-helmet or jersey or something this season anyway, so I feel absolutely no “guilt” over “getting around” this particular “glitch.”

  85. Jason August 17, 2008 2:37 pm

    So, I’m editing pictures taken last night. I’m not going to bother with a private and public album, just one public. So if you don’t want your pictures included … well, too bad! No, just kidding. I’m going to include all the pics, but I’ll black out certain people. I know WarriorMojo is one, but I’m not sure about homey and Esme, since Stephen has “outed” them both. Please let me know if you don’t want to be shown in my album.

  86. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 2:41 pm

    Brent Rausch-
    Congrats tall guy! Make us proud. We’re behind you and will be cheeeing for you. Just do what you know how to do! 🙂

    Funaki, Alexander, and et al-
    Same thing as above! Just keep a workin’ hard and because you never know when you’ll have to step in!

    — We’re proud of all of you. Really!

    Kudos to *Inoke Funaki* for selflessly coaching and mentoring his fellow QB teammates. You are simply awesome!

    Go Warriors!
    Go O-line, D-line, special teams, & coaches!

  87. Pauoa Boy August 17, 2008 2:43 pm

    Howzit Gang…looks like another great fun Tsai-ko night had by all…

    stacyj #60 – Colt Brennan is not Timmy Chang, no worries. Zorn knows what he has in Colt, something special. He’s going to bring him along gradually but deep down I know he knows what a great player Colt is going to be!

  88. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 2:49 pm

    Hi Brew808!
    Uh, no mojitos for me, just a quick sample taste. Had a whole margarita but just one that lasted nearly the entire evening. Other than that, just H2O for me.

    On the other hand, my twin…


  89. BowsForever August 17, 2008 2:51 pm

    For sure. Timmy Chang did great things for UH, but Colt is in a league of his own. 70% accuracy is a great building block.

  90. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 2:55 pm

    Hi ST!
    Posting all day! When’s your blog contest???

    Thank you again! — Cherish!


  91. UHfan808 August 17, 2008 2:59 pm

    I appreciate Colt’s decision-making process a whole lot more. And that he can handle running and doesn’t do things to avoid it. Makes watching him exciting.

  92. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 3:09 pm

    re #82 from BG-

    I want to reiterate to those non-alcohol-drinking lurkers who may be shy to come to a Tsai-ko event. Don’t let the Bomber and the Blender stories scare you further into lurking. There are several of us who do not drink alcohol at all and still have the best time at Tsai-ko events.

    In spite of what Stretch and the Bombers may say… there is no undue pressure to drink if you don’t want to. And if you are on a special diet, NO SHAME about that either. Just bring whatever you like sip and grind and ENJOY the camaraderie, the laughs, and the aloha.

    There is good fun for everyone at Tsai-ko get-togethers.

    WOO HOO!

  93. Pauoa Boy August 17, 2008 3:09 pm

    I like Coach Mack’s style and how much more organized and disciplined practices are. To be an elite Top 25 team, you have to practice and play like one with no slacking off. Injuries will always be there in football regardless. If players are getting injured because of the way conditioning drills are being held, then that goes to show you, the boys are not in shape and maybe should ride bench! Players that want to play would have prepared themselves and busted there arse in the offseason. This is what seperates great players from just good ones. Players who cut corners and take the easy route will never succeed! A great player is always one who pushes himself beyond limits and excels to be better than he already is!

  94. HiFlyer August 17, 2008 3:10 pm

    LLWS game on ESPN. Fla. v Hi. top of the third Hi down 2-0.

  95. Pauoa Boy August 17, 2008 3:13 pm

    Love Esme’s shirt…no wonder everybody in the pics looking all buss! So wonder if Kelli took a CR shot and earned a glass? She just turned 21 right??? C’mon Tsai-ko’s I know she got her initiation like how bruddah Jason did right???

  96. A-House August 17, 2008 3:13 pm

    Hi Rob25 and Frank:

    Deployments can be very stressful for most, if not all, military personel and their families. This applies to any change of station – peace or war time.

    A-House family wishes Frank the best as he leads his men on all missions for we know that every decision means the potential loss of men and/or materiel. Frank is a well trained leader and will do his best in any assigned task.

    Lucky for me that I met Mrs A-House after my stint in the regular Army, but it was stressful for both of us whenever I had to go to Annual Training for 23 consecutive years.

  97. Pauoa Boy August 17, 2008 3:14 pm

    Mahalos HiFlyer, forgot they was playing today…too much Olympic distractions…

  98. Pauoa Boy August 17, 2008 3:23 pm

    Uncle Frank…sorry I dunno your rank or I would address you properly, take care and maybe I’ll run into you in the Sandbox. Year long deployment, sheesh…good luck! Aunty Rob25, I admire you as well as all military wives…you are a very rare breed of woman. Not many can deal and put up with the stresses that a military lifestyle brings. It takes a very dedicated, understanding, caring and loving person to be able to do what you do, especially in times such as these. Taking care of the homefront while we take care of our grateful nation is why us military men love women such as yourself and the many others…

  99. Pauoa Boy August 17, 2008 3:24 pm


  100. BowsForever August 17, 2008 3:33 pm

    Some more Colt mentions by Coach Zorn (8-17 press conference, redskins.com website), around the 3:30 mark and 10:30 mark. Watching Zorn hold back the rising tide of public opinion about Colt starting around 11:45 is fun stuff.

  101. Rob25 August 17, 2008 3:34 pm

    *yawn* Why am I so tired?

    Just saw Branaugh/Youngs lose to the Chinese.

    SteveM & Stretch – Thanks for organizing a wonderful get together. CR sure does make some people sing and dance! *cough*Frank*cough* I knew that he would loosen up once he had a few. Yes, Stretch, the CR put him over the top. He doesn’t remember everyone’s name, but then again, he doesn’t remember the whole night. Glad that he enjoyed some good company before he leaves.

    Thanks to everyone for sending him well wishes!

    I’m definitely a convert to Bulla’s bombers. Gotta do that again!

    UHFan808 – Wow! You’ve been blogging all day. I liked the birthday song. Such a change from Funky Cold Medina!

  102. Maverick August 17, 2008 3:36 pm

    Thanks Hi-Flyer 4 that reminder.
    Hawaii now UP 4 – 2 in the 4th

  103. Jason August 17, 2008 3:43 pm

    Pauoa Boy: I never earned a shotglass; I just stole one. 😀

    Okay, I didn’t really steal one, but I didn’t drink for it.

  104. Kelli August 17, 2008 3:44 pm

    UHfan808: Hai, see you there!

    Pauoa Boy: No, no and no. I drove there for a reason!

  105. Stretch August 17, 2008 3:50 pm

    Kelli & Caryn – See ST for your shotglass. You two did an Esme before I was able to do the shotglass ritual.

  106. Pauoa Boy August 17, 2008 4:01 pm

    Kelli – Ahh lose money den lol…j/k…sheesh stop being a goody two shoes and jus buckaloose once in awhile 🙂

  107. bb August 17, 2008 4:07 pm

    someone needs to take a screen capture of the waipio/waipahu LL boys with the score….hope its a sign to come of another Hawaii-Florida game

  108. Kelli August 17, 2008 4:09 pm

    Stretch: Ok, I’ll tell Caryn since I don’t see ST as much anymore.

    Pauoa Boy: LOL… We’ll see.

  109. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 4:11 pm

    Time for bowling- latahs!

  110. Stretch August 17, 2008 4:22 pm

    Hawaii wins 10-2 over Florida!!

  111. brew808 August 17, 2008 4:23 pm

    Waipio wins, 10-2 beating Tampa, FL.
    Waipio moves on to the semi-finals!!! Yeehaw!!!


  112. brew808 August 17, 2008 4:27 pm


    Wow! Try saying that out loud, with or without Stretch’s CR or a Becks or two or three….!!! 😀 😯 😆

  113. gigi-hawaii © August 17, 2008 4:37 pm

    yay, Waipio! Was the game shown on ESPN? When is the semi-finals?

  114. FloridaTed August 17, 2008 4:37 pm

    Hawaii – Florida 10- 2, an omen? I sure hope so.


    God speed on your service, my admiration and best wishes go with you. The same goes for your great wife. I agree with PauoaBoy on this one.

    That’s what sucks the most, being on the Mainland, not to be able to participate in those fun gatherings.

    Coach Mack was a great choice for coach, wasn’t he? The more I see and hear of him, the more I like him. Under his watch we WILL be a top 25 team every year.

    I have no qualms that we won’t be ready for Florida.

  115. Pomai August 17, 2008 4:37 pm

    Well the second annual TSAI-KOS pik’s begin, first up is da geko’s
    in da swamp. If get an X by your nane that means you need to change your pik
    7    – 21    Hoohiki
    10    – 7    99club
    17    – 59    Calvin from Kona
    17    – 35    GGma
    17    – 14    UKU@LA
    20    – 17    Hawaiianbod
    21    – 14    stacyj
    21    – 17    Ralph
    21    – 10    tom mui
    23    – 21    hawnstln
    24    – 20    Esme:
    24    – 17    bighilofan2
    24    – 21    Pocho
    27    – 24    NYUH
    28    – 27    LizKauai
    28    – 24    Kekoa
    28    – 21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    29    – 24    A-House
    30    – 28    Unkanesson
    31    – 30    3-Prong
    31    – 24    Committed Road Warrior
    31    – 28    islandballerz
    31    – 21    las vegas
    31    – 17    Pomai
    31    – 27    FloridaTed
    33    – 31    BG
    33    – 30    koakane
    34    – 24    Pauoa Boy
    35    – 32    longdistance808
    35    – 31    Merv
    35    – 28    HiFlyer
    35    – 24    curveball
    35    – 34    James
    35    – 38    jm2375
    37    – 34    Koauka
    38    – 35    702WarriorNation
    41    – 40    UHfan808
    41    – 38    Jack Flash
    41    – 35    al
    42    – 35    MasaBoy
    44    – 38    d1shima
    45    – 35    Ronnie
    49    – 35    TChahng
    51    – 10    pearlcityfan
    58    – 48    Pride
    63    – 12    homey
    63    – 49    Glenn

  116. FloridaTed August 17, 2008 4:45 pm

    LizK, bhf2,

    The Storm is hanging over Cuba right now, moving at 10 M p/h, with 50 M p/h winds. The hope is that it will dissipate there. If it goes into the Gulf and hangs around too long, it could pick up intensity over warmer waters there. In either case it will not affect the game in any form, all remnants are expected to be gone by Friday. Monday and Tuesday will decide what the bugga is going to do.

  117. SteveM August 17, 2008 4:54 pm

    LizKauai wrote:
    I want to reiterate to those non-alcohol-drinking lurkers who may be shy to come to a Tsai-ko event. Don’t let the Bomber and the Blender stories scare you further into lurking. There are several of us who do not drink alcohol at all and still have the best time at Tsai-ko events….

    Good point Liz. I have been kinda involved with all the karaoke calls–and I do not drink (genetic disposition to turn red and fall asleep, although I have an extremely high tolerance to coffee and caffeine).

    Most Tsai-kos are non-drinkers or light/moderate sociable drinkers. At Genji’s, our food bill is larger than the bar bill (including $4 diet cokes). Genji’s has been very supportive of the light-drinking Tsai-kos considering what their primary business is…at least we sing pretty good and tip well. 🙂

    I do not have extensive data, but another demographic of the Tsai-kos that attend functions is their average age– around 48 by my guess. I almost failed statistics, but I think the ages of 40-60 are within 1 statistical standard deviation (SD). At 3 SD, we find Jason, Kelli, Long Time UH Fan, Tom Mui, etc. How’s my math, Jason and Garret?

  118. Jason August 17, 2008 4:59 pm

    3 SD? Cool, Kelli and I consist of 0.13% of the Tsai-kos. 😀

  119. Jason August 17, 2008 5:17 pm

    From a 74-person sample (The Warrior Beat form):

    I took each HS grad year, and assumed that everyone turned 18 that year. Some might have been 17, some might have been 19, so safe assumption.

    Max: 76. Min: 21.
    Mean: 46.51. Median: 48. Mode: 50.
    StDev: 13.26. 95% ME: 3.02.

    So 68% of the Tsai-kos are within 33.25 to 59.77 years. 95% of the Tsai-kos are within 19.99 to 73.03 years. And 99% of the Tsai-kos are within 6.73 to 86.29 years.

  120. al August 17, 2008 5:17 pm

    stretch at #78

    bring back vince goo!

  121. Pauoa Boy August 17, 2008 5:22 pm

    Congrats Waipio Baseball…

  122. Jason August 17, 2008 5:27 pm

    I’m hoping I did those calculations right. I don’t want lurking mathematicians to correct me. 😀

  123. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 5:32 pm

    where is this thing about bolla? did i miss it?
    as stephen says,
    i’m always too late.

  124. brew808 August 17, 2008 5:33 pm

    Wow – that got Jason all excited! We normally use 2-sigma. That still allows Jason, Kelli, and a few others just within 2-sigma norm.

    BTW – there may be an error in your analysis Jason. You assume that most Tsaikos were 17-19 yrs. at graduation. Actually, there probably were several that pushed 26-30 before being asked to leave! After all… we are the Tsaikos!!! Hehehe….. 😆 😯 😆

  125. Committed Road Warrior August 17, 2008 5:34 pm


    You won’t get any complaints from me about your math! I took an Applied Stats course 3 years ago and almost failed it…..and it looks like I might have to take another similarly titled course in the Spring for be able to graduate!

    No ask me anything about that stuff…..I wen already forget it all! 🙂

  126. Jason August 17, 2008 5:34 pm

    Front page of the HA Web site, chawan_cut.

  127. Jason August 17, 2008 5:37 pm

    brew808: Well, I’m sure for every James or koakane, there’s a Garret or brew808. 😀

  128. Kelli August 17, 2008 5:41 pm

    Jason: 0.13 percent!!! Ye-ah!

  129. brew808 August 17, 2008 5:42 pm

    Thanks – but, esNOTme! 😀 😯 😆

  130. Jason August 17, 2008 5:49 pm

    Kelli: Now that we’ve done the math, we’re actually amongst the youngest 2.74%. I guess we over-represented the 21-and-younger crowd last night. 😀

  131. Jason August 17, 2008 5:56 pm

    Hey, I didn’t notice this story until now:


    First Friday of each month designated as UH Athletics Pride Days

    HONOLULU – University of Hawai‘i president David McClain has designated the first Friday of each month during the academic year, September to May, as “UH Athletics Pride Days” and encouraged all members of the University community to wear their campus colors, or the colors of one of the athletic teams at UH Manoa or UH Hilo.

    The designation follows a proclamation by Governor Linda Lingle on February 28 that all State departments may designate one day each month as “UH Athletics Pride Days,” with employees encouraged to wear acceptable attire that promotes UH athletic teams.

    To promote UH Athletics Pride Days, all Rainbowtique stores and UH Bookstores systemwide will offer UH employees and students with a valid ID card a 10 percent discount on all regular priced apparel the last weekend of each month (Friday to Sunday), beginning on August 29. They will have a choice of either receiving the 10 percent discount or donating the amount to the Athletics department. The discount ends the weekend of April 24-26, 2009.

  132. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 5:57 pm

    thanks! who reads the “main” page anyways. they keep changing the layout.
    this is usually the “main” page for me.
    bolla… another HF product. what else is there to say.

  133. brew808 August 17, 2008 6:07 pm

    go Bolla…. GO!!! 😯 😈 😡

  134. Koauka August 17, 2008 6:14 pm

    Vince Goo is probably the best game coach I ever saw in any sport. Vince is able to adjust his scheme either on offense or defense immediately. He does not wait around till his team is behind. And is the best at clock management.

    Most of all the players, their families, the fans and everyone in Hawaii athletics has the deepest respect for him. But one person, who thought he was in charge, disrespected Coach Vince, and subsequently Vince retired.

    I sure miss Coach Vince, as well as, many fans of Wahine BB.

  135. Kelli August 17, 2008 6:22 pm

    Jason: You wanna take over Campus Life 101 and blog about that? Maybe I found someone who knows UH stuff better than I do. AIGOO!

    Speaking of “aigoo-ness”, I started another Korean drama. *sigh* My other passion besides UH football…

  136. bonar August 17, 2008 6:37 pm

    #135: Very good call, K.

  137. bonar August 17, 2008 6:40 pm

    Very interesting week of sports, from CB’s game, following other Hawaii players, the naming of UH’s starting game, the Olympics and a finish in the 100m butterfly I never get tired of watching, and the little leaguers (what great fundamentals-obviously a well-coached team)!

  138. bonar August 17, 2008 6:41 pm

    Thanks Liz for the CB related posts!

  139. bonar August 17, 2008 6:51 pm

    Whoa, we gotta real life Boston legal (or whatever that show’s called) episode being played out here, lol. Got everything from legal briefs, heated words, public rebukes, promises, calls to the Governor’s mansion, and advice to the AG!

  140. Addahknowsports© August 17, 2008 6:51 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Just wanted to thank everyone for a wonderful evening of “F”s. Looking forward to seeing the pictures. I think most of the thanks were individually stated by others above which I wholeheartedly ditto.

    It was like a long-awaited reunion and to see everyone turn loose with such vivacious energy and camaraderie that in retrospect (like the morning after, after having midori margueritas and feeling it) brings a tear to one’s eye. I look forward to our next one.

    Have a spectacular week everyone! Tsaikettes, I will see you on Tuesday.

  141. brew808 August 17, 2008 6:53 pm

    Bolla, Bolla, one, two three, four…
    Bolla, Bolla, as fans, we do implore –
    There’s no need to verbally abuse,
    Or to intimidate your players, just for your own amuse.
    The players, and their ‘ohana want a mentor, and a coach-
    Someone of sound character, leadership, above reproach.
    So Bolla, Bolla, one, two, three, four…
    Your time has run out, look – there’s the door!

  142. Koauka August 17, 2008 7:10 pm

    brew808 – you crack me up. You think Temple get any job openings, his reference get some “pull” in the athletic department.


    Run Bolla Run!

  143. Bulla August 17, 2008 7:12 pm


    good fun by one and all. yes Lizk, anyone can come and enjoy the Tsaiko gatherings. i for one am one of those who do not drink also, by choice, but i will be the mixmaster for any event. last night we were serving midori margaritas, mojitos, and moe moe…(the last was the sum total of the first two) haha.

    the bombers are now established as a squadron, many in number, and energy level always high…..i will alert Hickam AFB of the new ‘Tsaiko Wing’ Squadron, based in Honolulu, but very, very mobile. The Bulla Bombers are always led by the ever so famous Captain Jaegger (pronounced Yeager), haha.

    just a fun night, good to see everyone, more pupus than ever, and some very talented people in the group.

    loved seeing Pride get his ‘groove’ on dancing with the 3 lovelies, Esme, Mrs. Bulla, and Homey….. what a sight. and on that note, i might request the filipino male kahiko dance by our resident filipino, mr. homey. personally, i think he should start his own competition, maybe call it the Mary Monarch…i don’t know.

    brother james, for the longest time, Pride and I could hear a voice singing but could not locate it…until we looked back and saw your head hovering above the couch in the back corner……..scary, thought you were going below the equator….but you rallied back.

    mahalo again to SteveM and Stretch…..like the song said last night…’good times’.

  144. brew808 August 17, 2008 7:14 pm

    Buyout, if needed?

    Hey Bolla, I’ll contribute a buck….
    as long as you leave and take a flying…..duck!
    😈 😀

  145. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 7:27 pm


    dis is what i’ve figured out so far. RMY Const. as the general, with Sports Turf Hamocon as the sub, all documented, is the winning bidder. they qualified per the bidding specs. State Contractor Board made up new specification, written first by Dennis Sadowski but eventually put under the name Joe Kindrich, but this new policy was not executed as a rule within the meaning of Chapter 91, HRS. UH did not recognize the Board’s “advisory” as a Rule, and did not know aobut it when it asked for bids for the project. When learning of the new policy, they investigated its legal implications and then called the Board’s statement a “advisory’ and not a Rule. It is this advisory which Dennis Sadowski is hanging his hat, claiming UH made a mistake in awarding the contract to RMY and the sub/Hamocon in violation of the advisory.

    So if I’ve got my facts right, and tomorrow I intend to get a copy of the public document-Sadowski’s filed protest, and lay it all out for everyone to see, then he doesn’t hve a legal leg to stand on for his challenge.

    Meanwhile, I suggest we all email or write to Jim Donovan, tellin him we support Warrior Nation, want the Cook Field contract moved along asap; i’m gonna countact the UH general counsel’s office tomorrow, find out why there is any hold up in the first place as there is no legal basis to say a rule was violated, and put the Contractor’s Board in its place for allowing its member to use a advisory position, which was not promulgated as a Rule per any Hawaii Admnistrative Rule, to stall Warrior Nation in becoming a bigger national power.

    i sldo urge all of you to go to your legislative representative, and ask her/him to make inquiry of Dennis Sadowski’s conduct in this affair. I suggest the State House of Representatives pass a resolution that Dennis Sadowski’s conduct in protesting the bid for the Ching Cook Field Fix is not in the best interest of the State of Hawaii, and thus he be disqualified from submitting bid or doing any work, either as a general or a sub contractor, for one fiscal year. This could affect his ability to bid on State jobs, ie the seat replacement job upcoming at Aloha Stadium which I’m speculating is coming up next year. This is not just about jobs. This is about supporting our university and acting right.

  146. bighilofan2 August 17, 2008 7:37 pm


    like i said before, i like fix da field now, period.

    meetings, arguing about who said what, what dat means, dats all a bunch of hooey! the bottom line is Dennis Sadowski’s conduct is not in the best interests of Warrior Nation. He’s holdin up the job! He had a chance to be the low bidder. He was not the low bidder. End of subject! wat? he and his friends think i’m not being fair? he is not being fair to our team.

    i tink you got me all wrong, bradda. this ain’t boston legal. Sadowski would like this to be boston legal. nope. this is beat down Warrior style.

  147. brew808 August 17, 2008 7:41 pm

    is not in the best interests of Warrior Nation

    Nor in the best interest of the State of Hawaii.

  148. Koauka August 17, 2008 7:44 pm


    So if you sit on the board, no such rule as CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

    Must be some kind of ETHICS rule governing this board.

  149. Garret August 17, 2008 7:59 pm

    Don’t forget that there may be an open ethics investigation going on now about Sadowski and the rule that was passed seemingly to eliminate the competition. With this protest, I hope that the Ethics Commission looks into this issue!

  150. Garret August 17, 2008 8:00 pm

    Best of wishes to Frank and Rob25. I wish Frank a safe deployment and wish Rob25 the best in keeping things together at home while he is gone.

  151. Garret August 17, 2008 8:07 pm

    It is too bad that our former AD was so bad in scheduling future games. It looks like it is MUCH more expensive to get nonconference opponents to travel now, even without considering how much more travel costs are! Ever since the NCAA expanded the schedule to 12 games per team (not counting the Hawaii exception), nonconference opponents are in greater demand.

    Teams are already asking for $1 mil for a road game if there is no return game at their home stadium (UH got a lot of those deals in the past because the Hawaii exception allows for teams to travel to Hawaii for an extra game). And that is NOT considering the added travel cost to fly a team to Hawaii!

    The $900,000 UT is paying Florida Atlantic is the most the Longhorns have ever cut to get an opponent to visit Austin. FAU will receive another $900,000 for a 2010 game at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

    Texas can afford it, though. With the expansion of the stadium to 94,113 seats this season, UT expects to gross about $5 million for each home game.

    Nevertheless, the cost of luring opponents from smaller NCAA Division I-A or Division I-AA schools is escalating. That’s especially true after the NCAA went to a 12-game regular season in 2006, and teams needed to find extra opponents.

    Worley remembers when he began negotiating for UT football opponents in the late 1980s. The first no-return game he booked was with North Texas for the 1992 season. UNT accepted a $175,000 guarantee.

    Good luck getting a deal like that now.

    The increased cost of buy games has caused the Aggies, who gross about $3.5 million per home game, to examine their scheduling philosophy, Byrne added.

    “It means we’re always going to have a I-AA (team) on the schedule because you can get them for $300,000,” he said. “Everybody is doing it, and fiscally we’ve got to do it as well.”

    At Troy University in Alabama, the 2008-09 athletic department budget is approximately $11 million. About $1.5 million of it will come from sending the Trojans’ football team to Ohio State and LSU.</blockquote.

  152. Pauoa Boy August 17, 2008 8:08 pm

    Is it just me or does it seem like U.S.A. is getting ripped off of a few medals here…WTF???

  153. Stretch August 17, 2008 8:14 pm

    8 more days of practices before the team is on it’s way to Florida!! Not much time left to get things together.

  154. Homie August 17, 2008 8:23 pm

    I am really with coach Macks decision to keep the guys off there knees, that and always running to the ball will greatly increase their motors on the field… I am a little concerned with the roster this year… there seems to be somethings that just arent true. I am a fan of mililani football and have been since Millwood started coaching and still am today with Arcenauxs squad, the thing that bothers me is how they write Cadiz as a three year vars who helped out the team, I dont want to sound like a “hater” but with kids like Isiah Lawelawe and Jordan Torres on the team the same years Cadiz played, Joey never had a chance to take even one snap, I don’t think he ever recorded any yards in all his years playing. Jordan Torres was the three year vars star for Mililani and as his Uncle I dont like seeing his credit be passed on to those undeserving… Well anyway I like the kids work ethic, but I just hope he hasn’t lied his way there. Kawika Orneilas on the other hand is a great well playing kid who should do GREAT for UH, he will contribute greatly for this team whether he redshirts this year or not because on the field he puts in work

  155. FloridaTed August 17, 2008 8:26 pm


    I’m glad we have you on our team.

    Thinking logically, this should have been an open and shut case and should never have been allowed to reach the point it is at. I’m glad that you’re exposing the shibai of this guy very ably. Sadowski is one under handed operator. We finally get all the ducks lined up to finally fix that field and this bastard has to throw a wrench into the process in the most unethical way possible.

    I can’t believe that the other board members were so stupid and went along with this total B.S. I’m really glad you’re stirring the pot.

  156. FloridaTed August 17, 2008 8:30 pm


    have you talked to Mark Takai yet. I’m surprised we haven’t heard from him yet.

  157. Rob25 August 17, 2008 8:41 pm

    Thanks Garrett!

    He’s ready to go and get this over with. Just very concerned about the boys. I’ve been through this before and now the kids are older, so we’ll be fine. Plus what more could I ask for, I have a great family and an even greater Tsaiko family to rely on.

    Good night everyone!

  158. Stretch August 17, 2008 8:45 pm

    Re: #155

    I haven’t followed Mililani football so not sure of who was the “star” of the team but I don’t see anything wrong with what is written about Cadiz. If it said he “led team win division championship” then you might have a case if your nephew was the star.

    BTW – he is “helping” the team this year even though he will probably not smell any action this year. He running with the scout team which prepares the defense for the game.

  159. brew808 August 17, 2008 8:50 pm

    Rob25 – Only good thoughts for you and your ‘ohana. May this year pass quickly, and safely for all! And, thank you to Frank, to all the men and women serving this nation, and to all of their families such as Rob25 & family 🙂

  160. brew808 August 17, 2008 9:08 pm


    Thanks homey! 😀

  161. MeiLing August 17, 2008 9:23 pm


    May Ke Akua keep you and your charges safe. You’ll be in my prayers, as well as Rob25 & your ‘ohana. I’ll see you when you get home.

    Night all!

  162. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 9:26 pm

    just watching the olympics and synchronized swimming.
    yes, synchronized swimming.
    how the heck do they do all the stuff in the water? especially upside down?
    i can barely float. if they had a medal for sinking i’d probably win it.

  163. lakerj32 aka "lefty" August 17, 2008 9:32 pm

    Hey Tsaikos
    Thanks for the great night! It was nice to meet new people too. Sorry havent blogged in a while. Probably reason why HOMEY forgot who I was. Also sorry for hogging the mic. My friends made “the Jarrett Rule” to prevent me from hogging the mic.

    UHfan808 – the song’s title is DILEMMA by Nelly and Kelly Rowland. Remind me to give u of me doing my RUN DMC tribute in front of the students at my school.

    midori7 – WTF. thought u were going to sing?

    jamie – glad we got u home. U were F*&(* Up, man.

    addahknowjoe – Thanks for the back up singing..lol

    chawan-cut – u still suck

  164. Stretch August 17, 2008 9:38 pm

    hey lefty – who’s jamie?? Is that a new tsaikette??

  165. al August 17, 2008 9:40 pm

    and now

  166. lakerj32 aka "lefty" August 17, 2008 9:40 pm



  167. Jason August 17, 2008 9:43 pm

    So al, what were you up to last night?

  168. Homie August 17, 2008 9:50 pm

    it did just say helped that is true, I hope no hostility was put out in that post it wasn’t meant to, and I personally hope Joey does great on the scout team, he has some big shoes to fill with trying to be the RB for the Gators for a week (on scout) and has a lot on his shoulders, I hope his lack of experience doesn’t leave the defense with a bad look.

  169. al August 17, 2008 9:51 pm

    ahhh. family stuff.

  170. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 9:53 pm

    Stretch- re 8 days of practice left for the team…
    Just enough time to work hard, taper down and PEAK for teh GAME!!!

    Can you tell I was a swim team mom???

    Florida Ted- yup. As long as there is no major buildup in the Gulf, Fay should fizzle by the time it gets to Gainesville. Keep dry, buddy!

  171. SteveM August 17, 2008 9:53 pm

    August 17th, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    It was like a long-awaited reunion and to see everyone turn loose with such vivacious energy and camaraderie that in retrospect (like the morning after, after having midori margueritas and feeling it) brings a tear to one’s eye. I look forward to our next one….

    Addahknowsports — excellent summation. The “intermediate” and “large” karaoke calls generates it’s own energy. Last night was the full moon and the Tsai-ko stars were shining!

    When I got home last night I sat back and realized that the big call was over. When is the next? Would I look crazier than normal for talking about the next one yet? Yeah….but what the heck…

    …no large or super large Karaoke Calls until probably January 2009. The season is fast approaching! Of course, small size calls might be squeezed in and an intermediate size one is not totally impossible

    Already, if our missing karaoke regulars could all attend last night, the big KK room would be too small. It should be adequate for while yet, but next year I might have to take the original PLAN A off the shelf if we have 60 or more attendees.

    As a side note, if the 3rd Anniversary Blog Party (July 2009) is on a Saturday night and at a location where we can run until midnight or more, then I hope we can build in a karaoke component after the main program presentations are done.

    Anyway, thanks again for contributing to the fun of last night’s Karaoke Call and a special thanks to d1shima, Mrs. Bulla, and Esme for cranking the electricity generator! 🙂

  172. lakerj32 aka "lefty" August 17, 2008 9:56 pm

    sorry homie for spelling ur name wrong. Dont want u to crush my head like a nutcracker w/ ur huge arms. U might make my head look like Herman Frazier’s.

  173. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 9:56 pm

    Hi SteveM!

    Wow- 3rd Anny Party being planned already???!!! Woo Hoo!

    I’m thinking post-game Nabeyaki Udon now… :mrgreen:

    Who is Homie????

  174. al August 17, 2008 9:56 pm

    and so what happened to lawelawe and torres?

  175. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 9:57 pm

    Laundry break – bbs

  176. Homie August 17, 2008 10:06 pm

    torres is at saddleback playing this year and isiah is at eastern arizona on scholarship… they were the only ones recruited out of mililani that year at running back but neither had grades to go anywhere… its a true shame… they were back to back running backs that did well.

  177. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 10:13 pm

    just curious how stephen will do the story for the Wahine clinic on Tuesday. will he dress in drag? or will he have one of the Tsaikettes be the reporter? or maybe leila will take the class too and write the story.

  178. Jason August 17, 2008 10:41 pm

    Thank you for that image of Stephen in drag. *shudders*

  179. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 10:55 pm

    ugh. All I got around here is Top Ramen…

    xs- izdatyou?

  180. tom mui August 17, 2008 10:56 pm


    If Sadowski had filed somesort of injunctive relief, maybe rule 11 might be applicable.

    Hope Lendio has the guts to fight this battle.

  181. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 11:00 pm

    mmmm ramen….

    jason, sleep well tonight. don’t dream too much of “stefan” in his/her…. nvm.
    i’m gonna get bachi now and have nightmares.

  182. Esme August 17, 2008 11:02 pm

    Hey, gangies, finally back. Had to stagger through a day of work and being on the road while still recovering from the decimation of last night’s festivities. But I hear there were other Tsaikos who stayed much, much later than I — jeez, and I thought I helped close down the place. Evidently, I thought wrong. 😉

    So, about last night. (No, not THAT ‘about last night.’ :lol:)

    1. Beeeg mahalo to each and every Tsaiko who made that classic (!) evening possible. Stretch and SteveM, thanks so much for organizing. We couldn’t do it without you.

    2. I had the privilege of sharing the mikes with some truly great singers last night, including A-Joe, James, Mark, Mrs. Bulla. Also got to share the makeshift dance floor with Mrs. Bulla, the Original Dancing Queen, plus Pride (I never thought I’d see the day!), homey (ditto!), James, A-Joe and many other Tsaikos who just rocked the place. At first glance it might’ve looked like just craziness — and on some level that’s what it was. But when you guys and gals break it down like that, you’re also sharing a lot of your heart and spirit and a lot of trust. It’s beautiful to see. Thank you.

    3. Aww, thanks, honestly, for the nice things some of you have said about my singing/croaking/random yelling. You folks might recall my posts some months ago where I explained how not so long ago I used to be the gal who sat quietly in the corner at karaoke parties. So your encouragement, and your kind words (however undeserved), mean a lot to me.

    4. Pauoa Boy, re: the shirt. I am just going to categorically deny everything incriminating said and shown about me on this blog … and then also add: It’s all Mrs. Bulla’s and the Bombers’ fault. 😆 😆 😆

    5. Jason: I e-mailed you about the photos and vids. BTW, great singing, son!


    # Bulla:
    August 17th, 2008 at 7:12 pm i might request the filipino male kahiko dance by our resident filipino, mr. homey. personally, i think he should start his own competition, maybe call it the Mary Monarch…i don’t know.

    Bulla is brilliant! But we knew that already.


    August 17th, 2008 at 2:52 am
    …the young lady really rocks…

    Ralph is still trying to get himself out of the doghouse. Not working. 😆


    August 17th, 2008 at 1:20 pm
    Poof! The illusion of sweet innocence is forever lost….

    What? I had an illusion of sweet innocence about me? Why am I always the last to know these things?! 😆

    9. Caryn can SO sing. I bow down at her feet.

    10. ST, you are the maypole about which this entire continuous party revolves.

    I know I will think of more as the evening goes on. …

  183. al August 17, 2008 11:11 pm

    i am unable to expell the vision of ST as a maypole with his major kind grin as esme and the bombers go merrily about the pole, er, st i mean.

  184. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 11:11 pm

    you and caryn are our own advertiser idols…. you are too humble. your duet with Rep Takai has no words to describe it. i felt sorry for anyone who had to sing after you.

  185. Esme August 17, 2008 11:29 pm

    I’m confused along with Liz. Does Homie = Homey?

  186. chawan_cut August 17, 2008 11:31 pm

    or is homie japanese?
    like tomie?
    or maybe he’s still dancing away from last night.

  187. SteveM August 17, 2008 11:52 pm

    2. I had the privilege of sharing the mikes with some truly great singers last night, including A-Joe, James, Mark, Mrs. Bulla. Also got to share the makeshift dance floor with Mrs. Bulla, the Original Dancing Queen, plus Pride (I never thought I’d see the day!), homey (ditto!), James, A-Joe and many other Tsaikos who just rocked the place. At first glance it might’ve looked like just craziness — and on some level that’s what it was. But when you guys and gals break it down like that, you’re also sharing a lot of your heart and spirit and a lot of trust. It’s beautiful to see. Thank you.

    Esme — thank you for the comment and great observation! The Karaoke Call Tsai-kos have brought camaraderie to another level, and you cemented your place in the future history of the Tsai-kos last night!

    Peaches made a private observation to me that some newcomers might watch with some trepidation–but you hit it on the head by noting the “heart and spirit and a lot of trust” present. Gonna put this one right next to homey’s “At my age, I never thought I’d make new friends again”.

    So, lurkers — it’s never too late to come out–and football season’s almost here!

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    BTW– while Esme has been inducted into the Bulla’s Bombers, she is BONAFIDE TSAI-KO! I guess she was saving her Tsai-ko shirt for Tuesday’s clinic. 🙂

    I just put up a few pix (5) in the “Cattle Call” photo page too.

    Good night everyone!

  188. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 11:55 pm

    Hi Esme!
    I got late laundry duty tonight…

  189. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 17, 2008 11:58 pm

    Thanks, SteveM… FINALLY get to see some pix!!! :mrgreen:

  190. Esme August 18, 2008 12:02 am

    Hi, Liz! I guess we’re both working late. 😀

    SteveM, I had my Tsaiko shirt with me in my bag. But within five minutes of arrival Lyn was telling me to put on a Bomber shirt. Would YOU have dared refuse her? 😉

  191. al August 18, 2008 12:04 am

    homey = homey

    homie = new guy

  192. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 18, 2008 12:24 am

    Thanks, al…
    homie sounded a little different.

  193. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 18, 2008 12:25 am

    Gotta hit da hay.

    Nitey nite and sweet dreams!

  194. bighilofan2 August 18, 2008 12:56 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere. Waking up to do some work so I can go Florida next week.
    wooot woooot~~~

    Garrett, Florida Ted, Koauka, Tom Mui,
    Brew 808

    thanks guyz for the props. dis is wat i’m tinkin
    about Dennis Sadowski’s legal moves. Conflict of interest? technically prolly not cuz Joe Kindrich wen use his name on da paperwork at the Board, so its not Sadowski’s paper. I gotta see da paperwork first to make sure i got the facts straight, but pretty sure one of his friends wen “author” da paypah and he abstained from voting because “conflict of interest.”
    But still yet, da Board’s akshun is not a Rule. Plus, whateva yu call wat day did, wat day did was “secret” from UH an wasn’t part of da bid process.

    So now you get Tady Arisumi, FM Scotty Anderson, Joe Kindrich ~ Dennis Sadowski is hiding behind all their skirts. he neva go legal enuf fo Rule 11. but he did go fah enuf fo irritate Warrior Nation.

    yu no, I jus luv dis Warrior Nation stuff. State of Hawaii, choke on board fo dat. Warrior Nation, errybody aboard for dat!!! even da homeless…
    the vibe builds all us up, plus da Warriors are into being Warriors.

    I heard JJ left because “facilities.” akchally, I tink he left cuz get plenny Dennis Sadowski type peeps runnin Hawaii govt. i no kea if da Dennis Sadowski types mess up da budget, mass transit, DHHL, DLNR, UH BOR, DAGS, DOT… but wen day mess up our hopes and our future, like da jv program, or the Ching Cooke Field Fix, then they’ve crossed da line… time fo akshun jackson kine moves from us all.
    He thinks he’s entitled to protection/review as part of the “process”? phfffttttt! They teach that at Iowa State? Lets call it for what it is.. a stall job…

    see yu laterz dis evening….

    hi ho hi ho
    esme 😀 woooshhh….

  195. bighilofan2 August 18, 2008 1:05 am


    read my post 195. this ain’t about $21,000. this is about you holding up the field fix.

    you no like listen to your friends? you think you’re right? you ever ask yourself if what you’re doing is the right for the State? for our team? you’re full of yourself, Dennis Sadowski. this “dispute” is gonna grind you down. i hope your friends cut you loose before you grind them down too. after all, this is politics….. hey hey, you’re in the way..

  196. NYUH August 18, 2008 2:20 am


    I’m curious why you use J-E-T-S instead of Jets?

    I was very pleased with the game although most of it was quite boring. I had doubts about Brett but he did good and despite being a long-time Jet fan, I was thrilled that Colt won his third game for Washington. Loved seeing it in HD. Hopefully UH games will be in HD next year although I’m used to watching them gleefully streaming off the web.

  197. Joel-Gainesville, FL August 18, 2008 2:58 am

    Believe it or not, Florida has a Fall season, football and hurricanes.

    Fay is heading towards Gainesville.

  198. djmitcho August 18, 2008 3:59 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Sounds like the KK was a good time. Maybe someday I will be able to attend one. Well, headed off to Jury Duty. Esme and Out!

  199. Kekoa August 18, 2008 5:49 am

    Top of the Morning to Ya Tsaiko City!

    Ok…now that I got that outta the way…I’m climbing back into the rack! Wake me when it’s game time in Florida.


    Who said that!…I heard that!…I heard someone say, “Sadowski Sucks!” We’ll have none of that on this family blog, now take 20 laps around Cooke Field…what’s that?…It’s not pau yet?…Sheesh, forget it!

  200. Stretch August 18, 2008 5:52 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    One thing I learned on Saturday is that the team sleeps at the dance studios in the Athletic Complex BUT they eat at the dorm cafeteria.

    After practice, they went back to the locker room, showered up then walked back up to the cafeteria to eat. After eating, they walk back down to the studios to rest or meetings. If there is an afternoon practice, they have to do the same thing for dinner.

    That is a long way to walk for the meals. I always thought that meals were served outside the Ed Wong room, like during the season.

  201. Kekoa August 18, 2008 5:58 am

    BHF2 ~ Wuz you eh?!…I know wuz you ’cause I could smell da gunpowdah coming in on da Kona wind. You bettah keep your powdah dry until you get all da facts…den we hang ’em from da goal post in jez his bbdees! Heheheh…mess wid da bull, you get da horns! 😈

  202. Loa August 18, 2008 6:00 am

    morning gang!

    Frank – stay safe and take care

    Bighilo – keep pressing

    Stretch – looking forward to the practice report, i hope they serving better dorm food nowdays

    Kekos – howzit, long time no see, hope everything going ok in da ceded lands

  203. koakane™ August 18, 2008 6:02 am

    morning tsaiko country 😀

    well anoddah week of work but das allright it’s a start to a great weekend of fun coming up. 😛

    everybody play safe, no work to hard and enjoy the day with da one’s you with. again mahalo to all for sharing your saturday nite at da KK. it was fabulous and if you missed it no worry beef curry da tsaiko will alway have something brewing lattas

    to da UH warriors battle hard, make each practice better than the last and imua O line.

    one cup of kofe den I go……………esme whooooooooooooooosh

  204. Loa August 18, 2008 6:02 am

    gunfunnit! sorry bout the typo Kekoa

  205. Loa August 18, 2008 6:04 am

    howzit Koakane – eh thats from one Nalu song eh?

  206. Addahknowsports© August 18, 2008 6:07 am

    G’Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    You guys are up early.
    Koakane, you did good at KK. Neva get your foot stomped even once. Bwahaha.

  207. koakane™ August 18, 2008 6:08 am

    early morning shout out to Loa, ESI patnah keko and mr. some time I work but most time its golf stretch 😆

    howzit fellas

    2nd cup of kofe den I go

  208. koakane™ August 18, 2008 6:13 am

    loa same boat as you ekala mai kekoa

    asports can move fasta when only wata in day system bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. plus sista you look tired from your SF trip. any who glad you and joe back in da isles safely but wea da crab legs 😕

  209. Loa August 18, 2008 6:18 am

    koakane – remember “steeltoe”, no not the other kind

  210. Kekoa August 18, 2008 6:19 am

    Good Morning Stretch ~ Mahalo 2X for your KK financial report, and thanks to you and SteveM for workin’ out da details. Everything in on budget, perfect! Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?!

    Everyone had a great time, you could feel the energy swirl around the room. (or was that just Esme & Mrs. “B” doin’ their thang and stirrin’ up chit?!).

    Now we are ready to smoke dem “Moi leppo Gecko!”


  211. Loa August 18, 2008 6:20 am

    ok gang, time for hele on before Asports come back
    everyone have a safe and happy day

  212. Addahknowsports© August 18, 2008 6:28 am

    Veddy funny guys. stomp stomp stomp.

  213. Kekoa August 18, 2008 6:29 am

    Howzit Loa!

    Wow!…you missed one nodda rip-roaring, hot cha-cha – Tsaiko function at da junction my braddah!

    No problem…1st T-gate on Sep 6 for Webulla State goin’ be one good fun jam session and our own pigskin pigout!

    From da start, we goin’ be jammin’ right tru da season!

  214. Bulla August 18, 2008 6:33 am

    aloha Tsaikos,
    whew, what a night, i have my favorites for our next disco/r&r dance contest…and do we have some entrants……even our very own Pride can tear it up…..ouch. my hat off to that gentle giant.

    i am going to nominate koakane and james for the next MADD commercial, you guyz figure out the rest.

    as i mentioned to Lizk on the blog yesterday, there are a lot of us who do not partake of the beverages at k-calls. Pride, myself, and KK on this past evening were designated drivers, just driving everyone nutz. however, i do enjoy being the master mixologist…..ask my victims, ooops, i mean happy customers……you know who you are.

    have a blessed day, back to paperwork.

  215. Bulla August 18, 2008 6:35 am


    haha, let’s not get too personal with that ‘webulla’ state stuff…haha, that is pretty good.

    did i tell you that for all of your love and support for da beast, i am giving away weber mementos? i know homey, you want either the 22″ of the gas grill…..but it’s pronounced ‘weeeeeeeeee-ber’, not like the grill company, sorry.

    it’s going to be a great Tsaiko-gate for one and all! cannot wait.

  216. Bulla August 18, 2008 6:36 am

    of not of…..fingers sleeping, along with my brain still yet

  217. Kekoa August 18, 2008 6:37 am

    A-Sports ~ Thanks for ‘steppin’ quietly past me. I had one major cramp as I tried to shove my foot way under the table each time you walked by. Koakane was smart, he moved over near Pride so he had good blocking!

    (Note to self: Do not participate in Mexican Hat dance with A-Sports). You know I’m jez shuckin’ wid ya Tita Girl! You still my main squeeze!

  218. Addahknowsports© August 18, 2008 6:46 am

    Morning Kekoa!

    My tired self did good that night and I was lighter on my feet than I thought I would be. I don’t normally partake of the alcoholic beverages either, but them midori margaritas were Mmmm…mmmm good.

    Thanks for da love. See you next event, we can talk more then.

  219. Kekoa August 18, 2008 6:47 am

    Coach Bulla ~ What is the Snow Beast uni number? We gotta get the license number of dat truck before he comes after our guys!

    Note to: Koakane & James – MADD alert would be helpful guys.

  220. Bulla August 18, 2008 6:54 am


    Kekoa, he is still #95, all is fair in love and war. he loves all his brothers at UH, but knows once they strap up, and the lights go on….it’s battle time. we just hope that Weber can give UH some competition and not get blown out of the water, being so close to pearl harbor, haha.

    hopefully it will be a good game for both teams and players. it’s a great opportunity for a lot of his team mates who probably wouldn’t have the chance to come visit Hawaii otherwise. but, you know the snow beast, he still has the same Triple A mantra in his veins, Anybody, Anytime, Anywhere…..kidz, what you going to do? haha

    I am more looking to the 1st Tsaiko-gate of the season; contemplating if I am going to be the ‘Mixologist’ again, now that the mojitos are so popular. hmmmmmmm, things to work on today…………oh boy!

  221. Kekoa August 18, 2008 7:07 am

    Shout out to the Maui Guys! I’m on an EIS fact-finding boondoogle this week Wednesday, so let’s get dat island squared away!

    ~ Get dem touristas to step away from the CC buffet table.

    ~ Alert da Mayor dat we’ll be looking at a light rail system that will really curl her toenails beyond Super Fairie status.

    ~ Take down da “Maui No Ka Oi” flag and run up my ceded lands flag for the day.

    ~ Declare a holiday that day and we’ll call it “Slam Sadowski” day. After all, our neighbor islanders need to participate in this mudslinger!

    (I just need about 8 hours on island to shake and stir things up…then they can lead me away in my Tsaiko Tsuit).


  222. Da Punchbowl Kid August 18, 2008 7:47 am

    We all second what you’re saying about Ching Field. So those who read here can interpret that as meaning what you say goes a hundred fold for us. Cut the politics and special interests out of this issue now. UH athletes and band members have waited too long already for the use of Cooke Field. Nuff said.

  223. addahknowjoe August 18, 2008 7:56 am

    Kakahiaka my Hawaiianz-

    nice to see all you fallaz up bright and early tackling an awesome Monday morning.

  224. Stretch August 18, 2008 7:59 am

    I wonder if HA (or some other news media) can do some “investigative” reporting on this Ching/Cooke Field fisaco?? Let’s give Sadowski & others their time to justify what they have done is correct and ethical. I want to hear what kind of spin they can put on this one.

  225. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 18, 2008 8:00 am


    Redskins review- and Colt “downplay”. IMHO, people in DC must be flipping out in joy about CB5!

  226. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 18, 2008 8:04 am


    “And then there was Brennan.

    Trailing 10-6, Washington took over on its 20-yard line with 2 minutes 4 seconds remaining in the game. Brennan had entered in the third quarter in Washington’s first two games but came in to start the fourth quarter Saturday. Zorn wanted to evaluate the rookie in a late-game situation with the team either in a hurry-up mode because it trailed or trying to manage the clock with a lead.

    On the drive’s first play, Brennan completed a 37-yard pass to wide receiver Billy McMullen. Mason rushed for 14 yards on the next play, and then Brennan was sacked. The Redskins went to a no-huddle offense, and Brennan teamed with tight end Jason Goode on a 33-yard touchdown pass over the middle with 1:09 to play.

    Jets defensive back James Ihedigbo gambled for the interception, and Goode got behind him. Suisham’s point-after kick gave the Redskins a three-point cushion. The Jets missed a potential tying 23-yard field goal as time expired.

    In the quarter, Brennan completed 4 of 5 passes for 79 yards with a touchdown and had a 158.3 passer rating. Brennan also had big numbers (9 of 10 for 123 yards and two touchdowns with a 157.5 passer rating) in a 30-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 3, “but there’s a lot more distance that he has to go, and to be honest with you, he knows it,” Zorn said. “He won’t be strutting around here. He shouldn’t be strutting his stuff.

    “He has great vision. He’s made some heads-up plays and we’ve had success. I really like all that, [but] I’m looking for, maybe I want more, but I want better technique. I want him to use the kind of techniques that are going to take him further down the road. We were all talking differently after the Buffalo game [Brennan went 4 for 8 for 37 yards] when everybody said: ‘Oh, Colt came down to earth. Now, he’s in outer space again.’ ”

    The Redskins have two preseason games remaining before they kick off the season Sept. 4 against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium. The Carolina Panthers host the Redskins on Saturday and Washington’s starters should plan to be on the field for an extended period, Zorn said.

    “We’ll play that a little bit more with the starters,” he said. “We’ll try to put together a rhythm during the week that we’re going to use throughout the season.”

  227. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 18, 2008 8:10 am


    Got one Dr. checkup this AM before work.

    Just had to do some Colt surfin’ before :mrgreen:


  228. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 18, 2008 8:14 am


    “Coltrolled: Colt celebrated his 25th birthday Saturday night, did not get into the game until the start of the fourth quarter. The broadcast immediately spotlighted Jim Zorn talking about how Colt needs to broaden his game, you can’t stay a sidewinder and be your best. Was ineffective through the first half of the fourth, taking a ten yard sack on third down midway through. And then, that Colt Brennan magic. A long pass to Billy McMullen, a solid Marcus Mason run and a 33 yard TD pass to bubble tight end Jason Goode and the Redskins were ahead for good.”

  229. Garret August 18, 2008 8:20 am

    Former Warrior commit Bo Mitchell was named the starting QB at SMU. In fact, JJ has true freshmen as his top 2 QBs! SMU’s 2-year starting QB who has already thrown for 51 TDs is now tied for #3 on the depth chart. It is good that he has a 5-year contract, since having true freshmen as his QBs could be rough for this season…

    SMU coach June Jones confirmed after practice that two true freshmen, Katy’s Bo Levi Mitchell and Rockwall’s Braden Smith, are the quarterbacks who will receive the most reps as the Mustangs prepare for the Rice game on Aug. 29.

    Junior Justin Willis, who started 22 of the last 23 games at SMU, and redshirt freshman Logan Turner will be the No. 3 quarterbacks, Jones said. Freshman Winston Gamso will redshirt.

    Quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison went as far as naming Levi No. 1 and Smith No. 2.

  230. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 18, 2008 8:24 am


    Murf has a fun blog entry, “The Pineapple Express”. Nuff said!

  231. (Jesse) James August 18, 2008 8:29 am

    Good morning gang.

    Thanks for a great time on Saturday. Thanks to Julie, Chawan, Stretch, and all the others who got me home safely…gee, I must be getting old. I didn’t drink that much…but somehow, around midnight, my coach was turning into a pumpkin…and I got really tired…in fact, I remember actually falling asleep on the chair near bulla’s mixing station….LOL. Good thing I got good friends. At least I didn’t have to pray to the porcelain god….dang those jagerbombers….and I don’t really like jager….MWAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Thanks to Stretch and Steve M for arranging the whole thing as well. Good times for all. And thanks to Esme for singing with me too!!! You are just an awesome singer girl!!!

    And for the last time, KK, I am not Koa Mahu….LMAO

  232. (Jesse) James August 18, 2008 8:31 am

    One more thing….or actually 2 more. First, ladies be careful with your purses at Wal Mart on Keeaumoku. My mom had her purse stolen yesterday while waiting in line to pay for her things. Everything is okay…but lots of headache.

    Second, don’t forget about the Florida game. Lurkers, join us as well. We don’t bite. Information is below.

    Just a reminder gang…the first Tsaiko TVgate of the year will be held on August 30th at the bright and early hour of 6:00 a.m. Yes, that’s right, UHFan808 and jojo….6 in the morning…LOL.

    Anyway, we have reserved one half of Genji’s for this viewing. So far, 33 people have made RSVPs for the event. If you haven’t RSVPd yet, please let me know. The cost will be $20 but you get an all-you-can eat breakfast buffet. The bar will also be open for those who wish to imbibe.

    So, come and watch our Warriors as the play in The Swamp with a bunch of crazy Warrior fans. All are welcome to attend, and if you’re a lurker, just come on in, we don’t bite…well, maybe DPK does…j/k….


    UH vs Florida


    6:00 a.m.

    Menu is as follows:

    Miso soup
    fresh fruit
    scrambled eggs
    vienna sausage
    portugese sausage
    Genji fried rice
    steamed rice
    endless coffee

    Come out and enjoy the fun, friendship, food, family, and football….

    See Steve M’s site for more details and contact info to make the RSVP.

  233. jojo ® August 18, 2008 8:39 am

    Will jojo wake up in time for the game? Will she stay awake during the game? Inquiring minds want to know

  234. Bulla August 18, 2008 8:50 am


    good to see you with the living; you’re the only person i know that can sing almost well in a horizontal position. you were the mystery crooner that night, we couldn’t see you from where Pride and I were sitting.

    jason, you balladeer you, almost swept mrs bulla off her feet, but you gotta start working out more if you’re going to try, haha. i think Pride will sing back up with you next time on that rendition.

    i don’t know about you guys, but Pride looked pretty stunning in that Tsaiko shirt. if i had mine on, we could have put james between us, it would have been a life sized oreo cookie, haha, or maybe homey, for the chocolate oreo cookie…..now that would have been a site.

    Tsaikos, have a productive and blessed day….

  235. d1島 August 18, 2008 8:56 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hoo took a while to catch up with all da comments; was away all day yesterday.

    Excellent KKall erryboddy. So much fun!
    Kudos to Stretch and SteveM for coordinating it all.
    Always a great time getting togethter with all da Tsaikos so it’s a VERY GOOD THING that everyone made it home safe.

    Godspeed and Best Wishes to Frank and Rob25 and your family. Thank you for your service – both of you!

  236. delbull August 18, 2008 8:58 am

    Maybe, instead of rich miano going to samoa to recruit. Maybe next foreign country he can go to should be Jamaica where he can try and
    recruit Usain Bold to play wide receiver for the warriors. Oh my gosh!
    What a thought! Oh well, just dreaming out loud!

  237. d1島 August 18, 2008 8:58 am

    Missed the chance to meet Caryn and Kelli but it was very nice to see you folks there on Saturday. 🙂

  238. d1島 August 18, 2008 9:00 am

    Have a great day erryboddy!

  239. g-nalo August 18, 2008 9:03 am

    good morning all, just wanted to include my thanks to ALL for the KK.
    had to leave a little early so apparently missed a few things, dang!

    i can verify the ‘good vibes’ was all around and also the singing was REALLY good. but its not just the good voices, its the feeling singers put into it, terrific.

    ST – that one knee ‘slide’ was pretty good.

  240. chawan_cut August 18, 2008 9:09 am

    no forget to thank lakerj32 “lefty” and jason. they drove in my car as i drove you in your car. they had to drive up there over the hill. no problem for me, but i’m amazed they made it.

  241. Koa-mahu August 18, 2008 10:17 am

    koakane stood me up again. he was my BBD for the night. “big boy driver” and he never come pick me up for the karaoke party. why he doing this to me? just cause i fool around with chawan and jason every now and then. he no like me go.

  242. addahknowjoe August 18, 2008 10:34 am


    mahalo for holding up the backroom with those wicked mix drinks. you weren’t lying when you sent us a heads up warning a few weeks back to be prepared for the Mojito/Midori’s!

    Braddah James-

    you da bestest. Thank you for not only enjoying yourself but actually knowing your limit and knowing when to say when.


    Good to see you to continue to share your mana’o even under the many challenges you face. A very humbling lesson for me to learn.


    Brah, you unreal! These past couple weeks you’ve displayed some incredible discipline at it’s bestest. Awesome!


    I can never thank you enough for the wonderful serenade. (Sorry, Barry White, but we got Pride in our house)


    We miss you fellas! But as always, Midori7 represented the slopes of Maunawili well.


    Mahalo for keeping all the tech stuff in check. Longtime no see/hea from you. What you been up to , brah. Everybody misses you.


    That wasn’t so hard, eh? Mahalo for crossing the barrier and joining us all. Hope we see you more often. Aug 30th.


    Wea you was! We miss you, brah. next time. Aug 30. Can, eh?


    Ladies, you crazy! Spooky kine crazy! I love it!!!!


    Everybody wants to know- How was your China Cruise? =)


    Mahalo for the DVD. I going take care your stuff today. I’ll give you some prelims to look at.


    No matter what the twins say about you two, you guys can rock in my book!!! Mahalo for your unselfish acts. You guys (along with Jason) true braddahz at it’s finest.


    And the braddah sings too! I going shoot you an email.


    TY for turning off your “Sprint” mode long enough to enjoy yourself. =)


    Oye! =)


    Always a pleasure to be in your presence and listen to you sing. Mahalo for letting me make noise with you.


    Esme’s got a perfect shot of you displaying your wonderful photography talents!


    Oh my! What an incredible voice! Beautiful!


    Thank you for coming out and joining us. tell mom and dad we’ll see them soon.


    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! As Bulla would say, Mahalo for making wonderful memories, gang!

  243. Jason August 18, 2008 10:57 am

    Bulla: Whoa, whoa, whoa, prideperiod singing backup to me? I would consider it the deepest honor just to introduce THE prideperiod to everyone. He is Da King.

    addahknowjoe: Thanks!

  244. Koa-mahu August 18, 2008 11:08 am

    no jason. you are the king. come here baby!

  245. Koa-mahu August 18, 2008 11:09 am

    maybe das why koakane no like pick me up.

  246. UHfan808 August 18, 2008 11:42 am

    Good morning almost afternoon Tsaikos & Tsaikettes!

    Hey, where’s ST???

    Rob25- Just wanted to say again to Frank, have a nice flight out. Also take care and be safe!

  247. tom mui August 18, 2008 11:44 am


    Discovered that my FAX doesn’t go long-distance but only Oahu!
    You have no e-mail address in the face book – so…

    CURVEBALL offered his assistance in #410 message on 8/16 blog. He may be able to help to get the material on the matter.

    Would like to get;
    1. hard copies of the minutes of the contractors license board of 10/2007
    2. Copy of HRS Chapter 19 (I’m retired – who keeps the books around? 🙂
    3. Copy of the decision in Tanaka v. DLNR
    4. Can you or ST get the background material the reporter relied on in that story about Sandowski?

    Thanks for carrying the ball. As you are an expert on JUGS, I’m passing the ball to you.

  248. BG August 18, 2008 11:45 am

    Good Morning to all da Friends!

    Guarantees…a Tsaiko get-together and fun are inseparable! Like “heart and soul”. Mix in a lot of fuud and life don’t get any better! 😀

    Any Tsaikettes driving in from Mililani tomorrow evening? While taking our walk on Sunday morning, we decided to postpone our trip to Japan until Oct. (dang! There was a plane to Okinawa at 0640 this morning). But, it’s all good…and Betty now has a chance to make Heather McMackin’s seminar. If she can catch a ride, please email me @ rhiraki at honolulu dot gov

  249. BG August 18, 2008 12:03 pm

    Dang! Somebody fooling around with the blog again!

    Anyway, Tom, google “Hawaii Revised Statues”. State’s gov site will be listed. In there, along the right side will be listed “Hawaii Revised Statues”. When you click on that link, it will give you a search window for HRS.

  250. duffer August 18, 2008 12:19 pm


    Whitey will pick you up in his limo on Wednesday….


  251. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 12:24 pm


    For those of you wondering (like me) if:

    is indeed the real Colt Brennan website, I asked Matt Terl who asked Colt about it. The answer is YES. That is going to be Colt’s real website. He just hasn’t had time to check in and get comfy in the new digs. It’s all new (not to us 😉 ) yet and when Colt has some time, he’ll drop in.
    I love the inclusion of Hawaii in the logo, btw…


  252. SteveM August 18, 2008 12:32 pm

    Got a few minutes at lunchawa at work today…

    Bulla wrote:

    good to see you with the living; you’re the only person i know that can sing almost well in a horizontal position. you were the mystery crooner that night, we couldn’t see you from where Pride and I were sitting.

    sj-macro and I were sitting 5 feet away with cameras in hand whenever James popped up over the booth back…we were laughing so hard I think we forgot to take a photo– was wondering where the fourth mic was… 🙂 Yeah, he still sings good. James is another who should get a shout-out…he’s always there for everyone!

    At the same time, homey was up in front choreographing the singing. 😯

    …and thanks to all the Bombers for reminding Peaches what it was like to be 22 again… 🙂

  253. WreckinEyez August 18, 2008 12:38 pm

    Thanks again everyone…

    Too bad, was really looking forward to lighting up the room with some effects to amke it look like we were in a night club…

    Taking Homey home was something else… lets just say I know what he was eating… BAAWWWAAAAHHAAAHHAAAA! Made me wash my car. It is all good though…

    I just remember SteveM and I walking Peaches and Homey out… That was funny.

  254. chawan_cut August 18, 2008 12:38 pm

    liz, looks like either his agent probably set up the site. good idea to give colt more press and publicity.

  255. Kekoa August 18, 2008 12:43 pm

    duffer ~ Oh perfect! With my 2 carry-on, six suitcases, one golf bag…we should have just enuff room.

    Hmmm…let’s see what kine goodies can I bring ovah for omiyage…the mongoose from the Kapolei Roadkill Restaurant is always nice and crspy…I gotta expand my search into the area around the landfill for the fresh stuff. I’ll come up with something I’m sure!

  256. SteveM August 18, 2008 12:48 pm

    Wreck — thanks for trying to bring in the lights. I’d like to see it…hopefully next year IF we dredge up Plan A for the REALLY BIG Karaoke Call with the large room, stage, band and karaoke setup. Would also like to see the Karaoke sing-off program you would have set up…

  257. SteveM August 18, 2008 12:58 pm

    whitey’s limo…? 😯

  258. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 1:12 pm

    That was a nice sleep…

    Thanks koakane for the ride there, and Wreck for the ride home…

    Good fun I had!

    Rob25 – Give Frank a big hug for me!

    Nice meeting H-bod, Kelli, Darren, ST’s sister-in-law (I think that’s what she is), and Wreck’s pal.

    Kudos to Bulla!

    Homie – FWIW, Cadiz did start for Mililani but he didn’t play running back, he was the slot back and sometimes did get hand-offs in mis-direction plays. It’s the hard work he put in during the unsupervised workouts that earned him a spot in fall camp. He may not be the biggest, fastest, strongest, or quickest RB out there but he does bring heart and desire.

    I agree, Mililani did have great scat backs like Torres, Lawelawe, Perbera, Apduhan, etc.

  259. Mau`u August 18, 2008 1:21 pm

    tom mui – check out the following links

    1. hard copies of the minutes of the contractors license board of 10/2007 – no more the october minutes but here’s the november one that approves the october minutes
    2. Copy of HRS Chapter 19 (I’m retired – who keeps the books around?
    3. Copy of the decision in Tanaka v. DLNR
    4. Can you or ST get the background material the reporter relied on in that story about Sandowski

    good luck

  260. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:24 pm

    Where the heck is ST???
    That party must’ve been a hit, cause you guys haven’t stopped talking about it. Way to go!

  261. Loa August 18, 2008 1:27 pm

    afternoon gang!

    i wonder what happened to Stretch’s practice report? 🙁

  262. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:28 pm

    Tom Mui,
    you really should send a letter to the editor of the local papers.
    Does anybody know Ka Leo’s email address for letters?
    I already emailed my letter to the HA, HSB, and Midweek.
    The more people who fan the flames, the better.

  263. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 1:28 pm

    gigi – all Tsaiko get-togethers are hits.

  264. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:29 pm

    i.e., my letter re the Cooke Field fiasco and Denny Sadowski.

  265. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:29 pm

    really, homey? No duds, eh?

  266. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 1:31 pm

    gigi – what flames are you fanning?

  267. Mike August 18, 2008 1:32 pm

    Big Bro, or what’s left of him after Saturday, is sitting next to me. I don’t see him writing a new post, though.

  268. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 1:33 pm

    gigi – not even your presence can cool down the good fun thermometer! 😆

  269. Stretch August 18, 2008 1:33 pm

    gigi – ST was alive when I left but with that bag of stickers, the players might have beat him to get their hands on it.

  270. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:33 pm

    has anybody eaten at Haleiwa Joe’s in Haiku-Kailua? My sister-in-law was told they don’t accept reservations.
    Too bad as it’s dinner for 10 of us.
    Will be a shame if we are turned away at the door.

  271. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 1:34 pm

    Mike – interesting, very interesting article you wrote about Bolla. Can’t wait to see the report.

  272. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:35 pm

    So was it a scrimmage today at UH or just more drills?

  273. Stretch August 18, 2008 1:35 pm

    August 18th, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    afternoon gang!
    i wonder what happened to Stretch’s practice report?

    hmmm, maybe ST can call you so YOU can give the practice report?? I heard that Rausch was shining this morning under the bright sun…..

  274. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 1:37 pm

    gigi – if the place is that popular then it’s no shame for them to turn 10 of you away. If the place is that good then it would be no problem for 10 of you to wait for a table for 10.

  275. Stretch August 18, 2008 1:37 pm

    Hey Mike – I heard you get to dress in drag tomorrow evening and hang with the ladies…. lucky guy

  276. jm2375 August 18, 2008 1:40 pm

    Gigi – Haiku-Kailua – didn’t know that existed? 😉 Methinks Haiku more close to Kaneohe. With that big a party, call em waaay ahead of time.

    No new post?

  277. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:41 pm

    homey, you know me, I hate to wait for anything.
    Like, wait for a new blog.
    gigi is tapping her foot for ST to wake up!

  278. Mike August 18, 2008 1:41 pm

    Homey, I’d love to see that report, too.

    Stretch, it’ll be like those ESPN phone commercials. I’m shooting for MVP of the football wives clinic.

  279. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:42 pm

    Haiku- near Kaneohe? You might be right. I rarely go to the windward side, so I wouldn’t know.

  280. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:43 pm

    ah, there’s the new post. cheerio!

  281. Stretch August 18, 2008 1:43 pm

    Reminder for the Ladies (although I am sure ST will write about it)

    Registration starts at 6:00pm at Gate A of SSC
    Clinic is from 7:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm
    There are over 400 ladies registered
    Have Fun!!

  282. Stretch August 18, 2008 1:44 pm

    Reminder for the Men (although I am sure ST will NOT write about it)

    Registration starts at 6:01pm at the front entrance to Rock Za
    Clinic is from 6:01 pm and ends at 8:29 pm
    There are over 400 ladies registered (to work)
    Have Fun!!

  283. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 1:46 pm

    Kazz – Avery has soft hands? I forget but maybe it was sjmacro standing next to me when the receivers were catching balls and you could hear the ball hit Avery’s hands. Sounded like the football was hitting cardboard. Now when Salas catches the ball you don’t hear much. He has soft hands. Avery is getting better though. He still sometimes catches balls with his body that should have been caught with his hands. But hey, he is my guy and one day he will see plenty playing time!

  284. Stretch August 18, 2008 1:50 pm

    homey could be the lucky charm, “his” QB was Rausch and look what happened….

  285. notsotallsoylatte August 18, 2008 2:44 pm

    This blog is wayy crazy fun! 🙂 Don’t know much about sports (I guess I have to keep up with my reading here) but I do know that the world needs more people like Frank! Keep safe 🙂

  286. Kekoa August 18, 2008 5:28 pm

    Gigi ~ The restaurant you refer to was the old Haiku Gardens. ‘Gardens’ is the key word. If you like the scenery of the Ko’olau range as a backdrop and lots of flowers, that’s what you pay for there.

    The lower level of the establishment is the location used for Weddings. With all of the lush plant life that surrounds the area below and the pond…expect squadrons of mosiquitos keeping you close company. The food is blaze’-blaze’ and the cost is not ‘word’ it. IMO of course.

    You really shouldn’t have any trouble getting seats for 10, they don’t seem to draw the crowds they used to back in the day. I hope I’m wrong and they’ve got good vector control for the bugs. The food? Well, that’ll be yours to decide.

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