Malloe discharged from hospital

Special teams coordinator Ikaika Malloe today was discharged from the hospital after undergoing an appendectomy Wednesday night.
“I feel good,” said Malloe, who was admitted after complaining of a piercing pain on his right side.
After several medical procedures, he underwent the one-hour appendectomy Wednesday night.
He said he wanted to attend this morning’s practice, but “the doctor looked at me kind of weird.”
He said he hopes to rejoin the team tomorrow.

* * *

Work has started on Cooke/Ching Field.
New seats are being installed in Murakami Stadium.
But the most significant signs that things are getting better are the new television sets in the football waiting room and the Halloween decorations on the first floor of the athletic complex.
For nearly a year, the big television in the waiting area was broken. The area serves as a lounging room for recruits or parents waiting to meet with UH coaches. The television was out of order during recruiting season in January.
But now there are four television sets — a large one and three smaller ones — mounted on the wall.
Also, the first floor is no longer a ghost town when it comes to the Halloween decoration contest. An eloborate scene was set up in the area between Jim Donovan’s and Carl Clapp’s offices.
UH might be poor, but it’s having fun again.
And recruits can watch television.


* * *

Happy birthday to long-snapper Jake Ingram:


* * *

Welcome back to graduate assistant David “Happy” Gilmore, one of the good guys in football. He was on leave to tend to a personal matter. Gilmore is going to be an excellent coach.

* * *

And graduate assistant coach Craig Stutzmann says “hi” to The Twins:



  1. koakane iPhone October 23, 2008 6:54 am


    wot first maybe

  2. Pomai October 23, 2008 7:01 am

    Well it’s time for the timeout special Uh vs Nevada
    24    –    17    Pomai
    21    –    17    curveball
    24    –    14    BigWave96744
    27    –    21    HiFlyer
    27    –    24    djmitcho
    28    –    21    jm2375
    29    –    21    d1shima
    30    –    24    LizKauai
    31    –    27    mp
    34    –    20    lab rat
    37    –    28    Kazz
    38    –    17    99club
    38    –    28    wafan
    42    –    39    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey

  3. BigWave96744 October 23, 2008 7:01 am

    Have a great day folks

  4. Pomai October 23, 2008 7:03 am

    Good to see Gilmore back.

  5. Maverick October 23, 2008 7:11 am


    Hawaii 17

    Nevada 14


  6. koakane iPhone October 23, 2008 7:17 am

    pomai add me UH 24 Utes 10

  7. koakane iPhone October 23, 2008 7:21 am

    waiting for the children and just enjoying a nice sunny, bright and blue sky.

    good day tsaikos

    go Shane and Phillies

  8. Committed Road Warrior October 23, 2008 7:21 am

    Morning everyone!

  9. Blackie (ブラッキ) October 23, 2008 7:27 am

    Good morning! Wish I could stick around, but I have another really busy day at work.

  10. Blackie (ブラッキ) October 23, 2008 7:27 am

    Wow! Top 10!

  11. djmitcho October 23, 2008 7:32 am

    We don’t play da Utes this year

  12. Maverick October 23, 2008 7:34 am

    Re: about playing the Ute’s.


  13. Glenn October 23, 2008 7:34 am

    Warriors 31, Reno 24

    Go Warriors!

  14. d1島 October 23, 2008 7:45 am


    Maybe Koakane has a game going on at recess involving da Utes 🙂

  15. ryan October 23, 2008 7:49 am

    anyway to get some pics of tvs?

  16. d1島 October 23, 2008 7:53 am

    …of course, Koakane could mean “Utes” as in “My Cousin Vinnie” 🙂

  17. d1島 October 23, 2008 7:57 am

    re: the Waiting Room TV’s
    Maybe one of our MM-gifted Tsaikos could setup a PS3 with a player on the UH team that is designed for the visiting recruit to “see” himself playing with the team. Sort of a modern-day version of the jersey-with-your-name-on-it hanging in the locker room….

  18. koakane iPhone October 23, 2008 7:59 am

    ekala mai my bruddahs must be the nice day I am having so far. eating my second breakfast along with mamapua, malasadas, ensamadas after the loco moco mmmmmmmm life is good.

  19. djmitcho October 23, 2008 8:02 am

    ok…you can play the utes all you want, but I want your breakfast.

  20. […] Stephen Tsai wrote an interesting post today onHappy days are here againHere’s a quick excerptBut the most significant signs that things are getting better are the new television sets in the football waiting room and the Halloween decorations on the first floor of the athletic complex. For nearly a year, the big television in … […]

  21. koakane iPhone October 23, 2008 8:06 am

    pomai change utes to Nevada

    UH 24 Nevada 10

    plenty peeps think Nevada going score plenty but at home and D going plug “um” while O get “um”

    Warriors challenge dem

  22. Garret October 23, 2008 8:07 am

    It is great that there are working TVs in the lobby that recruits and their parents wait in. I can’t believe that a D-IA program would have broken TVs to greet recruits! When people complained about the facilities in the past, I didn’t realize that the problems were that basic!

  23. Garret October 23, 2008 8:08 am

    Welcome back “Happy” Gilmore!

  24. Garret October 23, 2008 8:12 am

    Too bad that the swap meet vendors are going to have a protest before the Nevada game. So, not only will the swap meet not be canceled, but there will be a protest going on!

    Vendors at Aloha Stadium plan a protest before Saturday’s University of Hawaii football game.

    The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet Vendors’ Corporation said the protest, the first of several planned public demonstrations, is intended to call attention to their complaints about the management of the stadium.

    Vendors’ vice president Ashley Harding said Wednesday the future of the stadium’s popular weekend Swap Meet “is at risk” if stadium officials do not address stadium repairs and declines in revenue from sporting and other stadium events.

    he average vendor rental fee is about $72 a day.

    But vendors have clashed repeatedly with stadium officials since Centerplate won the concession in 2004.

    The vendors complain that restrictive new rules and regulations have contributed to a decline in sales.

  25. Garret October 23, 2008 8:14 am

    I am waiting for my webinar to start…I wonder how many posts I can make before the speaker starts.

  26. Postmanke October 23, 2008 8:15 am

    I’m wondering if it would work in our favor to go with a hurry up, no huddle scheme against Nevada in the first half. Nevada’s D is well coached and able to adjust on a dime and will shut out teams if they don’t have different looks or schemes.

    If we keep them off balance on D and knock Kaepernick to the ground more than +14 times with or without the ball around the line of scrimmage we have a good chance of winnning.

    My eyes will be on UH LB crew in this game. It will be interesting to see how well we spy on CK. Once CK breaks out of the pocket, I believe our LB’s have the speed to charge and contain. This will be probably be our most physical game of the year. We have to be physical with CK and Taua. ( if Taua is going to dive, pound em) The “Pistol Offense” is hard to stop, and again, CK has more ball hiding skills than a dude turning tricks on Hotel St! Very impressive.

    This is going to be one heck of a game! We got this…

  27. Garret October 23, 2008 8:15 am

    Maui (and many others around Hawaii) is cheering for Shane Victorino.

    Michael Victorino stands along Hana Highway wearing an orchid lei, smiling and waving and holding a bright green sign bearing his last name as trucks rumble by.

    It’s a day before Game 1 of the World Series, but he’s hardly campaigning for his son, Philadelphia center fielder Shane Victorino.

    Instead, dad is running for a second term to the Maui County Council. And, he’s unopposed.

    “I learned a long time ago, like athletics, no matter who you play, you practice the same way,” he said. “I’m working hard and doing the same things if I had an opponent.”

    Shane Victorino had those types of messages and values instilled in him all his life – work hard, be humble and take nothing, or no one, for granted.

    The Flyin’ Hawaiian is definitely the talk of the town.

    “Everybody is so proud,” said Randall Joyo, who works at Alamo rental car. “Even tourists ask about him. They know he’s from Maui.”

    Victorino was born and raised in this sleepy town at the base of the green and rugged West Maui mountains, where the people are as welcoming and warm as the sunshine. Wailuku is a low-key, tight-knit, shorts-and-flip flop community that has been able to preserve its old buildings, rural charm and plantation roots.

  28. Garret October 23, 2008 8:17 am

    Article about a recruit that UH has/had offered.

    USF receivers coach Mike Canales never gave up on Theliar and stayed in contact with him during his two year junior college journey that took him across the country.

    Theliar said his thanks to Canales when he recently made a verbal commitment to USF. He plans to join the program in May with two years of eligibility remaining. He has offers from Oregon, San Diego State, Hawaii, FIU and Louisiana-Lafayette.

  29. d1島 October 23, 2008 8:18 am


    I wonder how many you’ll feel like posting once the speaker starts?

  30. 2left October 23, 2008 8:19 am


    UH 23
    Nev 20


  31. Garret October 23, 2008 8:19 am

    Article about the BSU-SJSU game.

    BSU has the edge on SJSU on scoring defense, ranked second in the nation giving up only 10.5 points per game.

    On the flip side, the Spartans stand higher in total defense at 13 in the nation.The defensive performances of both teams and how they take advantage of big opportunities will define the trip to San Jose.

    “Coach [Dick] Tomey, where he has come from and his background, they’ve always played great defense,” Boise State head coach Chris Petersen said. “He’s one of those guys whose record speaks for itself. He knows how to win. He knows how to build a program.”

    “We learned that we could win in our conference,” Tomey said. “We’ve won 15 of our last 17 home games … We also learned that when you are playing against a championship team that has the mentality of a champion that you have to play four quarters.”

    The film will show that Spartans have a pair of brothers who have jumped into the spotlight with top performances. Carl Ihenacho plays defensive end and his brother, Duke, is just behind him at linebacker.

    “Carl had six tackles for losses last week,” Tomey said. “I’ve never been around anybody who has six tackles for losses. His brother, Duke, is leading the nation in interceptions [5].”

  32. midori7 October 23, 2008 8:20 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Great to hear David Gilmore is back & the facilities are being repaired/upgraded!

  33. koakane™ October 23, 2008 8:21 am

    djmitcho my damien cuz you know the rules no sharing so have to eat enough for me and you.

    back in my room with my snacks, bfast, good kope ahhhhhhhhhh life is good. Oh what now sunnyside chocolate custard pie naaaaaaaaaa naaaaaaaaaaaaaa I no like.

    psych take two bully

  34. Garret October 23, 2008 8:21 am


    The speaker has started, but he’s just going over the same rules that they have used for the past 5 webinars I attended. I’m required to log in and have the webinar play…but it would be really painful to pay attention to the same thing over and over!

    Article about the Weber State vs. Northern Arizona game.

    The eyes of the Big Sky will be on Flagstaff, Ariz., Saturday afternoon as the Weber State Wildcats (4-0) challenge the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (4-0) in a showdown between the league’s only undefeated teams. NAU (6-1 overall) is ranked 15th in the latest Football Championship Subdivision coaches’ poll, while Weber State (6-2) is 17th.

    Both teams have lost only to Football Bowl Subdivision schools. NAU’s loss was a 30-13 defeat at Arizona on Aug. 30, and the Jacks have won six straight since then. WSU fell 36-17 at Hawaii on Sept. 6, and 37-21 at Utah on Sept. 27. The Wildcats have won their last three, including a 45-28 stunner over preseason favorite Montana on Oct. 4 in Ogden, Utah.

  35. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 8:23 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Again!

    Garret- webinar – sounds like a Vulcan rite of passage for women 😆

    Lots (2) of Colt Sighting today!

  36. Garret October 23, 2008 8:23 am

    Interesting that the coach and team that UH faced on Saturday are the all-time Big Sky leader in victories.

    Souers is a former UM defensive coordinator at Montana under Don Read, who ranks second in all-time Big Sky victories with 85 in his career from 1986-95.

    Chris Ault of Nevada, which left the Big Sky in the early 1990s, is the all-time leader with 111 victories.

  37. midori7 October 23, 2008 8:24 am

    Please join us in cheering on the Warriors!

    UH at Utah St.
    Nov 1, 9am
    Therapy SportsGrill – Koko Marina Shopping Ctr

    We have reservations for 30 (21 RSVPs so far). Breakfast only served until 11am. Lunch menu items avail from 11am.

    See SteveM’s site for link to menus.

    In order to help the kitchen staff plan ahead, we need to place a tentative order this weekend.

    Please post if you will be joining us & your tentative breakfast choice.

    Breakfast Menu

    Eggs, Meat & Rice 4.95
    2 eggs, 2 scoops rice & meat of your choice: Spam, Portuguese sausage, Vienna sausage or bacon.

    Steak & Eggs 9.95
    Fish & Eggs 8.50
    Hamburger patty & Eggs w/sautéed onions 7.00
    Kim chee Fried Rice 8.50
    Fried Rice 8.00
    Pancakes 6.00
    Banana Pancakes 7.00
    Strawberry Pancakes 7.00
    Blueberry Pancakes 7.00

    French Toast 8.95
    3 pieces of sweet bread French toast topped w/whip cream & syrup.

    Omelets 6.95
    Your choice of 2 ingredients: Spam, kamaboko, green onions, Portuguese sausage, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, cheese, salsa, hot dog, mixed greens (vegetarian)

    Fried Rice Omelet 8.95
    house made fried rice in an egg omelet
    Add kim chee 1.00

    Portuguese Sausage Moco 6.75
    Portuguese sausage & house made fried rice topped off w/egg & special gravy

    Spam Moco 6.75
    Spam, house made fried rice topped off w/egg & special gravy

    Bloody Mary 3
    Steinlager 3
    Drink Specials!
    soft drinks, juices & coffee


  38. Garret October 23, 2008 8:24 am

    Weber State should win the title if they win this week!

    A Weber victory Saturday would put the Wildcats in the driver’s seat, since they would have to lose two of their last three games to relinquish its first title in many years. And since the Wildcats play Portland State (1-2), Idaho State (0-4) and Eastern Washington (2-2) to close out the league schedule, you have to like their chances of at least tying for the championship.

  39. d1島 October 23, 2008 8:25 am



  40. d1島 October 23, 2008 8:26 am

    Hi Liz!

    Got your ride handled?

  41. Garret October 23, 2008 8:27 am

    BSU’s Peterson is rumored to be a target for Washington’s coach after this season.

    It’s that time of the year again: the coaching rumor mill has started.

    Boise State coach Chris Petersen, like it or not, is going to have his name linked to jobs all over the country and, especially, any job on the West Coast.

    The talk of Coach Pete to Washington started several weeks ago.

    The Seattle P-I has been counting down the days until current Washington coach Tyrone Willingham is fired for about a month. Petersen’s name pops up whenever Willingham’s impending dismissal is discussed.

    On this morning’s Colin Cowherd show on ESPN Radio, Cowherd said his sources have told him that Washington is prepared to pay “$2.5 million to $3 million” for a coach and Petersen is among their top targets.

    Petersen is making $935,000 this season. If the Broncos (6-0) win 10 games this season, Petersen’s annual salary will rise to more than $1 million. There are also bonuses in the five-year deal for academic and on-field success.

    Additionally, Petersen gets $250,000 if he remains Boise State’s coach on Aug. 1, 2009.

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid October 23, 2008 8:28 am


    28 – 24, Revamped Offense and great play from the defense help Warriors prevail.


  43. koakane™ October 23, 2008 8:28 am

    au’wryte midori looking good for Nov 1st game. morning girl have a fine day at work.

  44. Garret October 23, 2008 8:28 am


    I can’t believe that my customer is paying me to listen to this useless stuff! Maybe they will get to some good stuff soon, but for now this is a review of the last 2 webinars and other material that they already asked me to read…

  45. Garret October 23, 2008 8:30 am

    Article about Shane Victorino being recruiting by UH.

    ”I knew that he had something special,” the former University of Hawaii football coach now at Southern Methodist said last week after a morning workout. ”When you hit and you can run like that … I just knew he could.”

    Growing up, Victorino was one of the top athletes on Maui. He was a state sprint champion, a soccer star with collegiate potential, a baseball player who drew the interest of pro scouts late in his high school career.

    Now, he has suddenly gone from role player to local celebrity whose jersey has become a best-seller, thanks to his performance this postseason as the Philadelphia Phillies reached the World Series.

    But his biggest love had always been football.

    One of Jones’ first recruits was Victorino.

    ”He was our No. 1 slot (wide receiver recruit),” Jones said. ”We thought he was a sleeper, that nobody else would take him for football.”

    He was right. Although Victorino had accepted a partial scholarship to play baseball at Hawaii and had hopes of getting drafted, he did not receive any scholarship offers to play football.

    In fact, he remembers vividly the day Jones called to formally offer him a full ride.

    According to Victorino, the call came in June 1999, on the same day the Dodgers selected him in the sixth round of the baseball draft.

    ”My mom told me I got a voice mail from June Jones and said I just got a full ride to the University of Hawaii,” Victorino said. ”And I was like, ‘What?!’ ”

    All of a sudden, he had a decision to make.

  46. Garret October 23, 2008 8:31 am

    Football, they had decided, wasn’t the right sport for a kid who was 5-foot-9 and 145 pounds.

    But Jones disagreed.

    ”I thought he was tailor-made for our slot position,” the coach said. ”I thought that he could play D-I football and would eventually have a shot to play at the next level because of his quickness and acceleration.”

    But Jones was content to let Victorino make his decision. Growing up, Jones was a similar athlete. He played football and baseball for UH before ultimately deciding on a coaching career on the gridiron. He had seen Victorino play baseball, and he knew his future was bright as a speedy outfielder.

    ”I tried to talk him into doing both,” Jones said.

    And he almost succeeded. Victorino thought hard about playing baseball and football at Hawaii, but ultimately decided to sign with the Dodgers for $115,000.

    None of Victorino’s success comes as a surprise to Jones, who continues to follow the career of his onetime recruit.

    When Jones was building the Warriors into BCS contenders, Victorino would call him at the end of baseball season and arrange to watch a game on the sideline. The two men continue to keep in touch on the phone.

    And while Jones continues to believe Victorino could have achieved his dream of playing in the NFL, he also realizes that his chosen career is the proper one.

    ”(At the time), I had to be honest with him,” Jones said. ”I said, if you’ve got a chance to play major league baseball, that’s the sport you can play for 15-20 years. And if you can play it, play it.”

  47. Garret October 23, 2008 8:34 am

    I can’t believe that SDSU is saying their coach is safe through next season. The attendance problem probably can’t be fixed without the fans believing in the coach, and they have turned on Chuck Long. Drop of 4000 in season ticket sales and almost no walk-up sales!

    Citing an unusually high number of injuries and inherited academic ills, Schemmel yesterday said Chuck Long will remain the Aztecs’ head football coach through at least the 2009 season.

    Long, who has two years remaining on a contract paying him $716,000 per year, has a career record of 8-23. The Aztecs are 1-6 under Long for the second time in three years and are coming off a 70-7 loss at New Mexico, the third-worst loss in school history. SDSU, which finished 3-9 in Long’s inaugural season and 4-8 last year, has lost six straight Mountain West Conference games dating to last season.

    “He has done everything as well as any football coach I’ve seen in my 20 years (of collegiate athletics), except put wins on the scoreboard,” Schemmel said. “And I believe he’ll do that.”

    The problems that have not improved are on the field, where losing has led to a substantial loss of community support. The Aztecs, who have had only one non-losing season since 1998, have seen season-ticket sales drop by 4,000 (28 percent) since Long’s first year. No other MWC school during that period witnessed a drop of more than 1,500.

  48. d1島 October 23, 2008 8:34 am


    Hmmm…what coulda been?
    Victorino might have forced Chad Owens to the bench? Then maybe he’s in the NFL?
    Or maybe beaten out Stutz for PT? Then who’d be coaching the WR’s this year?

  49. Garret October 23, 2008 8:34 am

    Okay, now they are going over stuff that might be useful…see everyone in 6 hours or so.

  50. Da Punchbowl Kid October 23, 2008 8:38 am

    “Happy” to have you back, Coach Gilmore! 🙂

  51. midori7 October 23, 2008 8:49 am

    UH vs Nevada Contest

    Prize: white Nike jersey

    How many tackles (solo + assisted) will the Warriors have vs. the Wolf Pack on Sat?

    Tie Breaker #1: How many tackles (solo + assisted) will UH’s leading tackler have?

    Tie Breaker #2: Who will be UH’s leading tackler (solo + assisted)?

    DEADLINE: Friday midnight

    Good luck to everyone!

  52. da princess' classmate October 23, 2008 9:00 am

    have a hard time seeing coach peterson leave for uw if he didn’t leave for ucla…but we’ll see. he’s good for the wac though, hope he don’t leave.

  53. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 9:00 am

    How many tackles 68

    Tie Breaker #1: How many tackles 8

    Tie Breaker #2: Who will be UH’s leading tackler Solomon Elimimian

  54. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 9:08 am

    d1- I have a ride, mahalo!

  55. al October 23, 2008 9:15 am

    happy belated birthday mr. ahouse!

    sorry for missing this. i was running back and forth between two islands.
    then, i rushed home to celebrate #1 son’s birthday.
    yup same day as you.
    he has the same loyal qualities as you too.

  56. djmitcho October 23, 2008 9:17 am

    Total Tackles: 57
    Tie Breaker 1 :10.5
    Tie Breaker 2 : S. Elimimian

  57. (Jesse) James October 23, 2008 9:19 am

    Good morning all….

    al…running between islands?? I only know of one person that could walk on water….MWAHAHAHAHAHA…just kidding sensei…see you on Sat.


    Total Tackles: 62
    Tie Breaker 1: 9.5
    Tie Breaker 2: Solly

  58. (Jesse) James October 23, 2008 9:21 am

    Okay..gotta get to work…talk laters…

  59. Pauoa Boy October 23, 2008 9:24 am

    UH vs Nevada Contest

    How many tackles (solo + assisted) will the Warriors have vs. the Wolf Pack on Sat? 57

    Tie Breaker #1: How many tackles (solo + assisted) will UH’s leading tackler have? 17

    Tie Breaker #2: Who will be UH’s leading tackler (solo + assisted)? Solomon Elimimian

  60. tommui October 23, 2008 9:27 am



  61. Pauoa Boy October 23, 2008 9:27 am


    Warriors – 41 Wolfpack – 39

  62. tommui October 23, 2008 9:30 am

    Aloha Midori7 and belated happy birthday A-House!

    Solo and assisted tackles – 63
    Tie Breaker #1 -14
    Tie Breaker #2 – Eliminimian

  63. Pauoa Boy October 23, 2008 9:31 am

    I know practices is closed but who got the inside scoops on the PR for Nevada game? Obviously Washington ain’t cutting it, so hmm…who we got?

  64. da princess' classmate October 23, 2008 9:39 am

    PR – bain

  65. Committed Road Warrior October 23, 2008 9:40 am


    Total tackles: 64
    # of tackles for leading tackler: 8
    Leading tackler: Veikune

  66. abdullah fataai October 23, 2008 9:41 am

    23-41 NV-Reno

  67. Committed Road Warrior October 23, 2008 9:41 am

    I probably won’t win, but it doesn’t hurt to try.

  68. Garret October 23, 2008 9:41 am

    Pauoa Boy,

    The paper said that Bain will be the punt returner.

  69. Garret October 23, 2008 9:42 am

    This is what special teams coordinator Ikaika Malloe said about Bain returning punts:

    “He’s one of our better hands, we want him to catch the ball first and hopefully with the scheme we have we can get him to a return.”

  70. Garret October 23, 2008 9:46 am

    I’m wondering if it would work in our favor to go with a hurry up, no huddle scheme against Nevada in the first half. Nevada’s D is well coached and able to adjust on a dime and will shut out teams if they don’t have different looks or schemes.


    I would like to see that sometime, but I think that UH’s O would have a harder time adjusting to the no huddle than Nevada’s D would. UH doesn’t seem to audible much, and audibles are key for the no huddle scheme.

  71. J-Dog October 23, 2008 9:48 am


    I think Bain was mentioned as a possible punt returner this week.

  72. Garret October 23, 2008 9:49 am

    If we keep them off balance on D and knock Kaepernick to the ground more than +14 times with or without the ball around the line of scrimmage we have a good chance of winnning.

    My eyes will be on UH LB crew in this game. It will be interesting to see how well we spy on CK. Once CK breaks out of the pocket, I believe our LB’s have the speed to charge and contain. This will be probably be our most physical game of the year. We have to be physical with CK and Taua. ( if Taua is going to dive, pound em) The “Pistol Offense” is hard to stop, and again, CK has more ball hiding skills than a dude turning tricks on Hotel St! Very impressive.


    Excellent points! We’ve seen how other teams have punished Inoke when he runs and when he’s in the pocket, hoping that the hits will decrease his effectiveness. And that strategy has worked against a lot of QBs because they are only human and hits will have an effect over time.

    You are correct that the entire D (not just the LBs, safeties like E-Rob will have to have some big hits too) will have to be at their most physical best in this game. Nevada will try to move the ball on the ground and push UH’s D around…the D will have to hit back that much harder to stop them!

  73. d1島 October 23, 2008 9:49 am

    Total Tackles- 64
    Most Tackles- 8
    Leading Tackler- Dowling

  74. Garret October 23, 2008 9:51 am

    How many tackles: 70

    Tie Breaker #1: How many tackles by the leading tackler: 12

    Tie Breaker #2: Who will be UH’s leading tackler Solomon Elimimian

  75. Bulla October 23, 2008 10:01 am


    mahalo for the posts about Weber State, big weekend indeed. We’re headed out tonight for Flagstaff (playing in their indoor arena) but back on Sunday by 4 pm. We have our Hawaiian Flag with us, and our Weber State Banner….it is going to be a very competitive game. The great news is that it will be indoors, so the gloves come off on both sides of the ball, haha.

    I’ll keep everyone posted, and the game will be on at noon on

    Warriors will come out fighting and have a BIG WIN this weekend!!!


  76. d1島 October 23, 2008 10:03 am


    Have a safe trip.
    Aloha to the Beast!

  77. Jay October 23, 2008 10:05 am

    Morning Tsaikos,

    I guess it’s the right time to say…


    Have a great day!


  78. Pauoa Boy October 23, 2008 10:13 am

    Bain huh, hmm… I know he is tough and has pretty decent hands, but is he really that quick enough to get up field? Not knocking him but I haven’t seen him really create with his feet. Anyway, would be nice to see him run over a gunner from the other team.

  79. Pauoa Boy October 23, 2008 10:16 am

    Cannot wait to see them JC boys in akshon next year though…Blount, Javonte if he comes back, Tinoco, Henry, Bell…lots of speed to choose from for KR/PR.

  80. Da Punchbowl Kid October 23, 2008 10:22 am

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Coach Malloe.

  81. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 10:24 am

    Jay, Jay… try this approach:

    Mr. Tsai, sir. I’m struggling to visualize the VERY INTERESTING things you mention in your post today. Being that it is not a game day blog, would you kindly post some illustrations that would help us better appreciate the salient points of your blog topic?
    Your humble Tsai-ko, Jay

  82. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 10:26 am

    DPK- thanks!

    GET WELL SOON, Coach Malloe! Even if you feel better- watch out for secondary infection and please take it easy for a few days!

  83. d1島 October 23, 2008 10:30 am

    Take it easy Coach Malloe.

    Come back strong.

  84. las vegas October 23, 2008 10:37 am

    Meestah A-House.
    .Happy birfday

  85. A-House October 23, 2008 10:39 am

    Wishful guess:

    total tackles = 51

    TB # 1 = 13

    TB # 2 = Solly

  86. Garret October 23, 2008 10:42 am

    Get well soon Coach Malloe!

  87. Garret October 23, 2008 10:49 am

    I hadn’t seen this piece of information posted here before. This is from SportsHawaii, where I think this was discussed in the past.

    So I spoke to one of my friends who worked on the sound crew last year — these were the guys who had Aloha Stadium booming! As everybody knows, JJ sprung for the sound system right out of his pocket. As a result, the was no bureaucratic procurement laws or anything like that. It was pretty much, let’s get a DJ, a sound company and it’s on! So I went on to ask my friend, “what happened?”

    Apparently, as soon as Mack got hired, the sound guys and the stadium DJ (yes, there was a live, stadium DJ) approached Mack to see if we could keep the Vibe going this season. In short, Mack said “no thanks.” He was quite set on taking Aloha stadium back to the “old way,” whatever that meant. As we saw, it pretty much meant NO loud speakers and bringing back the Hawaii Five-0 theme and stuff like that. I guess nobody thought it was a big deal because at the time, most of us supported the decision. Many posters on this board were like, “Yeh! Hawaii five-O is back!” Most didn’t really care because damn, there just seemed to be heavier UH-football stuff that occupied our psyche. Forget the stadium, let’s talk about the team — QB, Oline, etc. etc.

  88. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 10:59 am

    Hi, gang, hi, Tsai-meister.

    In this economy it’s nice to hear something positive, anything positive at all. I’m glad that the AD Deptm does not use the economy as an excuse not to go ahead with the improvements. At least we keep moving forward.

    This game will be very pivotal in so many ways. We will find out a ton of things.
    First, if our Coaching staff is able to make mid-season adjustments to an anemic offense and turn them into a force to be reckoned with. If they can, our worries of how good our coaches are should be answered once and for all.
    Second, how is the fighting spirit of our Warriors. Can they bounce back with a spirited performance, after a deflating set back?
    Third, will the team learn the adjustments quickly enough to be applied successfully for the Nevada game?

    If all questions can be answered in the positive, we still will have a great season.

    Go, my brave Warriors, show everybody what you’re made of !!!

  89. Nalani October 23, 2008 11:03 am

    Ref: Coach Happy Gilmore, I met “Coach Hap” at fall camp. He was polite and friendly. He told my son, “Hey Ha’i that your Momz?? You have her smile.” Let me tell you, not much more someone can say to you to make a Mom happy than that. Seems like a wonderful guy. Best wishes to him.

    And certainly prayers and best wishes to Coach Malloe. He’s such a great person too. I know he’ll bounce back quick. Young guy and very strong mind and body.

  90. sjmacro October 23, 2008 11:07 am

    Speedy recovery Coach Malloe. No headbutting fro now 🙂

  91. SteveM October 23, 2008 11:09 am

    Good morning everyone!
    At work again today…but a belated

  92. Garret October 23, 2008 11:12 am

    A 73-year-old man is going to be playing JC basketball this season!

    Ken Mink may be the first guy who can qualify for a senior discount during his senior season.

    Mink, 73, is a 6-foot, 190-pound newcomer to the Roane State (Tenn.) junior college basketball team about 35 miles west of Knoxville.

    He’s likely the oldest person to ever play college hoops. To put Mink in perspective, Utah State’s Gary Wilkinson will be among the oldest Division I players this season; he just turned 26.

    Mink played for Lees (Ky.) Junior College until 1956 when he was dismissed following a prank he still denies.

    Mink says he was a good high school player in the ’50s and had several scholarship offers, but went to Lees because it offered a full ride. He says he averaged about 12 points a game until his dismissal.

  93. lab rat October 23, 2008 11:16 am

    Just wishing a speedy recovery to coach Malloe.

  94. (Jesse) James October 23, 2008 11:20 am

    Speedy recovery to Coach Malloe…and good to have “Happy” Gillmore back…

  95. Addahknowsports October 23, 2008 11:22 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    No moa computah so trying to catch up…

    Happy Belated Birthday A-House!

    Happy Belated Birthday to the two football boys.

    Have a good, safe trip Bulla and Lyn! Give our best to the Beast.

    Welcome back Jamesie! I think you’ve been at every t-gate and Tsaiko outing that I can remember. Not having you there for two weeks…well…I think I kinda missed ya.

    Get better soon Coach Malloe. We need our wholeteam in good condition. That includes coaches as well as our players.

    I’ll be whooshing now……..

  96. LJ October 23, 2008 11:26 am says Nevada is ditching the pistol formation for a new formation called the bazooka hahaha.

  97. Tombo Ahi October 23, 2008 11:30 am

    all the best to coach malloe.

  98. Kazz October 23, 2008 11:33 am

    abdullah fataai:

    October 23rd, 2008 at 9:41 am
    23-41 NV-Reno

    If we turn the ball over like we did at Boise and against SJSU, then perhaps.

    BTW, I think our defense is WAAAAYYYY better than the likes of Grambling State and UNLV. Ya know, the two teams that Nevada RACKED up points and yards against. Oh and Missouri’s D and Texas Tech’s D ain’t nothing spectacular either.

  99. Loa October 23, 2008 11:36 am

    howzit gang!

    Get Well soon Coach Malloe

  100. Loa October 23, 2008 11:38 am

    Happy Belated Birthday to Mr. A-House and Al’s #1 son!

  101. Loa October 23, 2008 11:40 am

    Welcome back David!

  102. Jay October 23, 2008 11:45 am


    I guess I could’ve been more verbally profuse served with a bit of humble pie. =)

    Speedy recovery to coach Malloe.

  103. Loa October 23, 2008 11:49 am

    A-Sports – what happened to your putah? did you kick it?

    (J)J – welcome back too! went by your office this morning, well maybe not your office but your building, nevah mind, forgot where i was going with that


  104. madeinhawaii October 23, 2008 12:01 pm


    Hmmm…what coulda been?
    Victorino might have forced Chad Owens to the bench? Then maybe he’s in the NFL?
    Or maybe beaten out Stutz for PT? Then who’d be coaching the WR’s this year?

    OR.. they could have been a greater dynamic duo than Bess and Mullen. Timmy Chang would have thrown less bombs for interceptions and broken more records.

    Colt, Bess, and Mullen would have had to work harder to beat their records.

    Ahhh.. what could have been, eh?

  105. lab rat October 23, 2008 12:02 pm

    I wonder what the baseball team would have been like?

  106. Ronnie October 23, 2008 12:12 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko Family!


  107. da princess' classmate October 23, 2008 12:14 pm

    any dr’s out there…could brady’s injury and follow up mistakes in the OR really be career ending…

  108. BowsForever October 23, 2008 12:14 pm

    Hey guys.

    Here’s hoping our offense can “one snap and clear” from the Boise loss. We’ll have to keep pace with Nevada to win.

    The other paper reports that Flamingo’s Kapiolani is closing on Sunday. This saddens me greatly.

    Get well soon, Coach Malloe!

  109. da princess' classmate October 23, 2008 12:21 pm

    yup our offense needs to go one snap and clear, especially our qb, inoke once he makes a mistake, his head and confidence goes down down down. he might not be able to match the throwing capabilities of a colt or rolo but one thing he could’ve learned from them is to forget about the last throw and look forward to the next one. don’t know how you solve that but we need our qb(‘s) to have agreat game this weekend… no doubt

  110. Kazz October 23, 2008 12:28 pm


  111. SteveM October 23, 2008 12:35 pm

    Best wishes to Coach Malloe! Rest a bit.

    I had an emergency appendectomy too– two years ago on July 31. Felt great until I tried to walk further than 50 feet a few days later. Anyway, recuperating at home, I started to look forward reading that new blog by Stephen Tsai daily… 🙂

  112. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 12:37 pm

    Hi Jay- complex verbosity hasn’t produced any pix yet tho… 😉

    Hauoli Lahanau to Al’s #1 Son… good to keep da dad on his toes!

    Garret- love the #92. My boss is a bb gamer at 56. I sent him the article 😆

  113. d1島 October 23, 2008 12:38 pm


    …and PETA wouldn’t have Spam Musubi on their radar 😆

  114. d1島 October 23, 2008 12:41 pm


    No worry, beef curry (or teri-steak/shrimp tempura combo)…
    Pearl City Flamingo still get 12 years left on their lease 🙂

  115. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 12:41 pm

    SteveM- I had that procedure in 1980 and it took me 2 weeks to start feeling alive again. The day before, I went in to the ER doubled over in pain and they sent me home without even so much as a Tylenol. I was SOOO mad! When I got carried in to the internist the next day, he took one look and sent me straight to the OR. The appendix was a heartbeat away from a rupture. Phew!

  116. d1島 October 23, 2008 12:43 pm

    Is that like complex carbs?

  117. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 12:43 pm

    Flamingo – liver, bacon and onions with steamed rice and lots of Tabasco…

  118. SteveM October 23, 2008 12:44 pm

    I posted this yesterday amid the contest flurry…

    Just finished up the initial TSAI-KO CRUISERS web page with data supplied from the known ocean cruisers… like Garret, Long Time UH Fan, Tom Mui, myki & sj-macro, etc.

    The first section shows the reported planned cruises. If you are thinking of a cruise in the same region and time period, maybe this will influence you 🙂

    The second section is a reference table listing most cruise regions and who has been to what ports. Need tips and want to know who’s been to Skagway or Tasmania?… do a “find” with your web browser at

    This gets even more interesting as people add their past cruise ports and future cruise plans. So, please share your past cruise info (ship and ports visited) and definite future cruise plan (ship and departure date). email me at stevem.hnl (at)

  119. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 12:44 pm

    d1- more like diarrhea of the vocal chords… eeeuuuwww,…

  120. d1島 October 23, 2008 12:44 pm

    Yeah for Woody Paige!

    He spent his :30 on ATH promoting the Neutral-site WS….in Hawaii!

  121. d1島 October 23, 2008 12:46 pm



  122. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 12:46 pm

    SteveM- you missed mine- 1999- 4 day interisland on the Constitution :mrgreen:

  123. Pomai October 23, 2008 12:47 pm

    Well it’s time for the timeout special Uh vs Nevada
    17    –    14    Maverick
    21    –    17    curveball
    23    –    41    abdullah fataai
    23    –    20    2left
    24    –    14    BigWave96744
    24    –    17    Pomai
    24    –    10    koakane
    27    –    24    djmitcho
    27    –    21    HiFlyer
    27    –    10    tommui
    28    –    24    Da Punchbowl Kid
    28    –    21    jm2375
    29    –    21    d1shima
    30    –    24    LizKauai
    31    –    27    mp
    31    –    24    Glenn
    34    –    20    lab rat
    37    –    28    Kazz
    38    –    28    wafan
    38    –    17    99club
    41    –    39    Pauoa Boy
    42    –    39    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey

  124. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 12:49 pm


    Without going into details, how are the practices coming along, as far as spirit and execution is concerned? A positive word from you would be greatly appreciated.

  125. Pomai October 23, 2008 12:51 pm

    How many tackles (solo + assisted) will the Warriors have vs. the Wolf Pack on Sat? 67

    Tie Breaker #1: How many tackles (solo + assisted) will UH’s leading tackler have? 12

    Tie Breaker #2: Who will be UH’s leading tackler (solo + assisted)? Adam Leonard

  126. A-House October 23, 2008 12:52 pm


    your #117 post – that’s excatly what Mrs A-House said – took her for liver and bacon when she was pregnant with Midori7.

    I love animal innards, but doc say stay away because it is high in uric acid and cause of Gout. Man, it’s difficult, but stuck with no consumption since 1959.

  127. SteveM October 23, 2008 12:52 pm

    Liz — yes, appendicitis is often misdiagnosed as mere gastroenteritis. I was fortunate the emergency doctor searched deeper–especially when I told them I had called my gastroenterologist and he wanted a report copy too. 😐 Now, why I have a gastroenterologist is another matter… 🙁

  128. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 12:54 pm


    UH 34 – Nevada 24

  129. d1島 October 23, 2008 12:55 pm

    I love animal innards, but doc say stay away because it is high in uric acid and cause of Gout. Man, it’s difficult, but stuck with no consumption since 1959.

    I may not even eat stuffing on Turkey Day now 😛

  130. poi October 23, 2008 12:55 pm

    Solo and assisted tackles – 69
    Tie Breaker #1 -13
    Tie Breaker #2 – Elimimian

  131. A-House October 23, 2008 12:56 pm


    so correct in saying UH may not be rich, but we can still have fun and things are looking up – excellent football recruiting for 2009, excellent Chancellor, Athletic Director, and Head football coach, and public donations in sums that we never heard of in the school’s history.


  132. Stretch October 23, 2008 12:56 pm

    Good Afternoon Everyone!!

    I was working a night project and one of my workers came over to tell me that he needs to go to the hospital, he was in major pain. He told me that it might be appendicitis so I start driving him. I guess we were going along and he told me that I better drive faster so I started passing cars along the 2 lane highway. When we get to the emergency room, we found out that he had constipation. They have him a few shots and he was able to relieve the pressure. I guess working nights disrupted his normal “schedule”.

  133. BowsForever October 23, 2008 12:56 pm

    d1 – I know Flamingo Pearl City’s still there, but you can almost see the writing on the wall, eh? Once there were five Flamingo’s restaurants if I read the article right (the Kaneohe/Kapiolani/Pearl City locations plus the old Ala Moana diner and the Chuckwagon), and soon there will be only one. That and the Kapiolani location was there for 45 years… Hopefully the food (chicken cutlet, mahi, etc.) tastes basically the same over at Pearl City. I guess I’ll have to take a longer drive once in a while.

  134. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 12:57 pm

    Our offense will find their stride in this game and our D will hold them to half their average, approximately.

  135. A-House October 23, 2008 12:58 pm


    that was for me, not you!

    are you sensative to uric acid? my brother’s gout can get really bad – swelling, pain.

  136. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 12:59 pm

    Oooh- Mrs. A-House and I have another thing in common!!
    Sorry to hear you cannot enjoy the yummy parts of the 4 legged proteins!

    SteveM- my grandson had to have an appendectomy (they are ALL emergency surgeries, I believe) when he was a very small kid. That was unusual.


    Guest of honor: ADDAHKNOWSPORTS!

    OK HIHO!!!

  137. TChahng [대한민국] October 23, 2008 12:59 pm

    Total tackles – 67
    TB#1 – 12
    TB#2 – Elimimian

  138. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 1:01 pm

    Does anybody else have the feeling that we might see both, Rausch and Alex, in the game?

  139. d1島 October 23, 2008 1:06 pm


    are you sensative to uric acid? my brother’s gout can get really bad – swelling, pain.

    Only in the sense that I cringe at the thought of a turkey p*ssing on my plate….

  140. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 1:06 pm

    Ted- I can see it now- 3 qb’s lined up. Brent and Inoke in the pocket, Alex lined up wide.
    Are they going to run? hand off? pass? tricky triple reverse? WOO HOO!

  141. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 1:07 pm

    turkey makes me go moemoe….


  142. d1島 October 23, 2008 1:09 pm

    The fuud at PC Flamingo is the same.
    But I hear wat you saying…miss the Ala Moana one…miss the prime rib at Chuckwagon….
    Actually, with regards to Chuckwagon, I used to like their fried chicken, too.
    Now that you got me going…
    as far as prime rib…I miss Tasty Broiler. (Good loco mocos, too.)

    You hongree? :mrgreen:

  143. d1島 October 23, 2008 1:10 pm

    Rausch and Alexander?

  144. d1島 October 23, 2008 1:12 pm


    Trytophan does that…

  145. d1島 October 23, 2008 1:13 pm


    ….still trying to think of something funny to say about that.
    It ain’t easy!

  146. A-House October 23, 2008 1:20 pm

    Florida Ted:

    If we use Aalexander and Rausch only i passing situations would it not place us in a obvious play calling situation?

    Wonder how Cal Lee will vary each play to offset the defense. Start with Funaki running the ball for first 2 series; bring in Alexander to pass for the next 2 and so on or mix and match with each QB doing run/pass.

    Why can’t a play be with an eligible tackle being a receiver, motion a slot toward the center to “hit” the LB who thinks he has a free shot at the QB, play action to same side, allow the tackle eligible to do a 180 turn and take a pass from the QB who hid the ball or be the lead blocker and let the QB run around the “opposite side”? OR,
    the tackle can make initial contact and then break doing the 180 and allow the slot to hit the LB. May best work on the “short side” of the field as it may not be expected by the defense.

  147. Kazz October 23, 2008 1:24 pm

    Like I mentioned before, while only the lower half of Les Murakami is done right now, I can tell the whole place will look awesome once all the seats are in.

    They are a dark green color with cupholders and seems like they made with heavy duty ABS plastic. They feel more comfortable too.

    Last weekend it looked like they started making way for a drainage system as they had workers using jackhammers to make a large ditch on the outside perimeter of the field.

  148. Kazz October 23, 2008 1:27 pm

    Hmm… can we have ONE game where a player doesn’t loose his cleats during a play.


  149. (Jesse) James October 23, 2008 1:27 pm

    Ok…brief lunch break…

    A-sports…thanks…yep, staying in Tampa was difficult knowing how much fun and good times everyone was having here…looked at the pictures of the T-gates and Murphy’s and was like “Dang, I wish I was there. I’m missing all the fun.” Good to be back home and glad to be seeing everyone on Saturday….

    d1 – nuff said…”It ain’t easy.” MWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA

  150. A-House October 23, 2008 1:28 pm

    Most of the Warriors passing plays require the receivers to run straight down the field.

    Why can’t they take more slant routes to move other defenders away from the intended receiver; especially when a DB moves back or is about 10 yds off the line of scrimmage to start (when 3 receivers are on the same side of the field).

    Perhaps it’s my imagination, but it seems, from game 1, that this year’s receivers are having a great difficulty in “separation” from DBs.

    Also, I have not seen a “come-back” rout so far; especially if only a few yards are needed for a 1st down.

    BTW, who scripts all the offensive sets for all players? ie, passing routes, blocking assignments, movement of the QB and RB.

  151. J-Dog October 23, 2008 1:32 pm

    Don’t forget that there was a Flamingo in Waipahu on Farrington Hwy.

  152. jm2375 October 23, 2008 1:32 pm

    Good afternoon Tsai-kos!

    Loa – #103 – A-sports probably got the “blue screen of death” and wen use da lead slippah on it. Why (whack) you neva (whack) warn me (whack) !!! I (whack) wen (whack) tree hours (whack) of work (whack whack)!!! Da ‘puter is probably in pieces now. 😆 :mrgreen: 😀

  153. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 1:37 pm

    A-House, LizK.

    It’s kind of fun to speculate a little about what they’re going to do, but in reality, I don’t think they will be too drastic or too crazy.

    If they are playing two or three QB’s, then it would be foolish to give them plays that are expected, they would have to mix it up in order to be effective.

    On the other hand, when we had an offense, everybody knew what we were going to do and they still couldn’t stop us. I’m not counting the Georgia game, we had no Headcoach (OC) in that game

  154. hoohiki October 23, 2008 1:40 pm

    If we want to make an impression on the new recruits, in addition to the t.v. we should have big pictures of former and current NFL players lining the wall of the waiting room. The WAC champions flag and a replica of the WAC champs ring would be impressive too. We could also exhibit the UH Warrior books that have been published.

  155. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 1:40 pm


    Too bad to didn’t call me. I would have loved to hook up with you in Tampa.

  156. Hilo Rain October 23, 2008 1:40 pm


    Hawaii 20
    Nevada 8

  157. jm2375 October 23, 2008 1:42 pm

    oops … wen lose… 😳

  158. Jay October 23, 2008 1:44 pm

    mmmm Pho Kauai. Have a great time at CC.

    Here’s my appendicitis story.

    I had diarrhea like pain that started low and then worked its way up until it felt like it was in my stomach. I couldn’t move so I called the ambulance. The ride was horrible as I bounced around in the back. Anyway, got the laparoscopic appendectomy and was sent home the next day. That evening, I spiked a fever and started to have pains. So I went back and was admitted for a week. Ever heard of projectile emesis? Well, I was 5 steps away from the commode and then papow! Poor housekeeping guy had to clean it all up. Liver bile has got to be the worst thing to taste. Best thing is I lost 20 pounds in a week. Worst thing, I gained it all back plus extra. lol. Hope you all had a great lunch! =)

  159. Committed Road Warrior October 23, 2008 1:50 pm

    Davone Bess has a Twitter micro-blog. Some of the things he writes are pretty neat….a lot of them make references to things back on the island.

    I liked these two the best:

    I’ve been hinting to Tuna that we should trade for Colt. He told Chad and Henne. I better hope they dont throw high to me in the middle. =(

    Houston Baby! I was thinking of getting a house there. But unlike Tina, it only takes me one hit from Ike to open my eyes. Lanikai is nice.

  160. (Jesse) James October 23, 2008 1:51 pm

    Florida Ted…

    I was thinking about it and forgot to ask d1 for your number. I had very limited access to a computer in Tampa as I didn’t want to carry my laptop. I didn’t have that many days free as my time was mostly tied up with the conference but, like they say, hindsight is 20/20. I should have contacted you and met up on the couple of free nights I had….would’ve been fun. Next time I’ll remember… know me in my old age….LOL

  161. (Jesse) James October 23, 2008 1:53 pm

    Hey…there is a place in Wahiawa called “Pho King”….now, pronounce it like is supposed to be pronounced and you’ll get a laugh.

  162. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 1:54 pm

    Ted- With Greg and Inoke in shotgun… could be fun.
    Greg takes the snap and shuttles it to Inoke who is the new Pilares…

    Inoke takes the snap, play action, laterals to Greg who zips it down to Salas in the endzone.

    The fans in the stands go WILD!


  163. kama krab October 23, 2008 1:54 pm


    Hawaii 35
    Nevada 28

  164. Kazz October 23, 2008 2:11 pm

    October 23rd, 2008 at 1:40 pm
    If we want to make an impression on the new recruits, in addition to the t.v. we should have big pictures of former and current NFL players lining the wall of the waiting room. The WAC champions flag and a replica of the WAC champs ring would be impressive too. We could also exhibit the UH Warrior books that have been published.

    Maybe it’s time to get all the football trophies (Hawaii Bowl, Holiday Bowl, WAC, and Sugar Bowl) on display in a true display case in the football waiting room. Pictures of the past greats would be awesome too.
    Lemme, go e-mailin’ the proper peeps…

  165. Ogre October 23, 2008 2:35 pm

    Hey (J)J. I heard that Pho-King restaurant is awesome.

    Hello Tsaikos!

  166. Ogre October 23, 2008 2:38 pm

    Good morning!!!

  167. lab rat October 23, 2008 2:39 pm

    wow what happened? I could not get back to this site. I kept getting message that website was undergoing maintenance. Does this mean that ST was sweeping the floor???

    I like the 2 qb idea Liz. They could have them both in the backfield at the same time with the snap going to either one.

  168. Loa October 23, 2008 2:46 pm

    (J)J/Ogre – i think jojo was asking about that same restaurant

    CRW – thanks for the DB link

    jm2375 – 😆

    Kazz/hoohiki – great idea, hopefully its already in the works

  169. GGma October 23, 2008 2:49 pm

    UH 21 Nevada 14

  170. jojo ® October 23, 2008 2:50 pm

    Yes, Loa I did want to know about Pho King. What the Pho is the other one.

  171. Loa October 23, 2008 2:52 pm

    hey jojo!
    congrats on the ticks

  172. Kekoa October 23, 2008 2:55 pm

    Back from long lunch at The Palace Buffet in Mililani. This is only the 3rd time I’ve gone there, and the quantity has slipped just a bit. The quality struggles. They were saved by a nice selection of imported beers.

    Even if the guest family from America enjoyed cooking their meal on a hubcap, their evaluation was overrated because they don’t have anything to compare it with back north.

    Recommendation: No longer on my Christmas list.

  173. Kekoa October 23, 2008 2:58 pm

    jojo won tickees! Congrats kiddo! Well, this should be interesting. jeje stay going or going stay? Sounds like it’s time for the PBS pot to percolate!

  174. da princess classmate October 23, 2008 2:59 pm

    total tackles 69

    tiebreakers – solly w/ 12

  175. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 3:00 pm

    jojo- are your guys coming to the T-gate? jeje’s also awesome PBS (P Bean Soup) would be yummy after the game 😉

    joje could play throw and catch with xs-homey, Brie and Ukuboi!

  176. (Jesse) James October 23, 2008 3:00 pm

    Hey Ogre…long time no see…How’s Nippon???

  177. Loa October 23, 2008 3:01 pm

    jojo ® – where’s homey when we need him for food advice

    Kekoa – howzit, is that the old sizzlers?

  178. LizKauai [Believer] October 23, 2008 3:01 pm

    Man- Kekoa is on da wavelength or what!!!???!!!

  179. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 3:04 pm


    It sure would be fun to try this for a few plays.

    (Jesse) James,

    I forgive you. LOL.

  180. Mei Ling October 23, 2008 3:11 pm

    Get well, Coach Malloe!

  181. jojo ® October 23, 2008 3:12 pm

    Hi Loa! Thanks! I dunno where homey went, prolly went oyster gathering…

  182. jojo ® October 23, 2008 3:15 pm

    Kekoa and Liz – Haven’t told jeje about the tix, yet…..I have to still get them from juju. I don’t know how much prep time he needs for the PBS. Maybe if I buy the ingredients tonight….

  183. homey October 23, 2008 3:21 pm

    FYI, Pho King in Wahiawa isn’t that great.

    Kekoa is correct about that buffet in Mililani.

    Yes, there was a Flamingo in Waipahu.

    And no, I was not gathering oysters.

    And joje can kick Jason’s butt. In fact, almost everyone’s butt.

    Is this really homey?

  184. Kazz October 23, 2008 3:23 pm

    Any word on the medical condition of the doctor that dared to give Coach Malloe the funny look? :mrgreen:

  185. Kazz October 23, 2008 3:24 pm


    Pho-King at home is always better anyway… 😆

  186. Kekoa October 23, 2008 3:25 pm

    jojo ~ These things take time and attention as you know. If can…I’m sure he would.

    Is joje playing soccer Saturday? She prolly could hit Homey right in the bread basket on a crossing pattern this year. Has she been lifting? How about her 40 time? For sure she must be taller than Homes!

  187. Rich2176 October 23, 2008 3:27 pm

    Aloha Gang –

    Old dog learns new trick – I managed to upload some pictures and videos. There are 4 albums – Sugar Bowl, Lo Cal Calf Call, UH vs Nevada, UH vs UNLV. Hopefully, I’ll be able to upload more soon.

    Hope the link works and I didn’t screw anything up. Please email me at rich2176 at yahoo in case some of the captions are incorrect. (Garret – which daughter is that? – UNLV album)

  188. Kekoa October 23, 2008 3:30 pm

    Hiya Liz ~ Kapoi and his betrothed really put the grinder on high speed. What they couldn’t finish, Keoni stepped in with Keno and inhaled. Hehehe no chance of that place making a profit today. You could see them trying to guard the Kal Bi ribs. Not a chance!

  189. Kekoa October 23, 2008 3:31 pm

    Oops Kaipo not Kapoi (throwback to K-POI radio).

  190. Stephen Tsai October 23, 2008 3:34 pm

    So, UH is looking for a new president.
    Any takers?

  191. Kekoa October 23, 2008 3:36 pm

    Ok, watchin’ World Series game now…bbl.

  192. Nalani October 23, 2008 3:41 pm

    Stretch – that constipation story was funny! I’m still chuckling. Hee hee.

  193. Postmanke October 23, 2008 3:48 pm

    Brent Rausch

  194. Kazz October 23, 2008 3:56 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    October 23rd, 2008 at 3:34 pm
    So, UH is looking for a new president.
    Any takers?

    WHAT? A new president? “President” as in David McClain? “NEW” as in leaving????

  195. (Jesse) James October 23, 2008 4:05 pm

    Kazz…I think President McClain is retiring next year.

  196. Mei Ling October 23, 2008 4:05 pm


    Thanks for your post #36 about the Big Sky & NAU. Haven’t had (computer) time to keep up w/ NAU football. Sorry I’m missing their games this year.

  197. Hawaiianbod October 23, 2008 4:12 pm

    i nominate/recommend one or *our* own, former rocket scientist/professor and now entreprenur – Garret.

    nuff said.

  198. Hawaiianbod October 23, 2008 4:14 pm


  199. Ralph October 23, 2008 4:19 pm

    74 tackles
    11 individual
    Solly Eliminian

  200. jm2375 October 23, 2008 4:21 pm

    Just noticed that Dean Wilson withdrew after 1 round of this week’s tournament. Anybody know the reason?

    Get well soon, Coach Malloe!

  201. Kazz October 23, 2008 4:21 pm

    (Jesse) James:

    October 23rd, 2008 at 4:05 pm
    Kazz…I think President McClain is retiring next year.


  202. Pho King Gai October 23, 2008 4:24 pm

    Eh, no make fun!

  203. addahknowjoe October 23, 2008 4:37 pm

    Howzit everybody-

    Eh ST-
    so, what have the athletic department gotten so far with the Sugar Bowl earnings?


    Or did they use it to pay bills.

  204. Hawaiianbod October 23, 2008 4:51 pm

    just read ST’s article on RJ (Na Alii represent!) an discovered that RJ’s step-dad was my teammate at Aiea. “Chuckie” was also a monster on the bench press. He was ‘repping’ 405 with ease. Not to mention he was one of the best linebackers in the State at that time.

    also, i can attest to RJ’s comment re the ab workout. Milton’s workout, the 4-H leader, was brutal! I did not look foward to it, but it did make you tougher.

  205. Kazz October 23, 2008 4:51 pm


    October 23rd, 2008 at 4:37 pm
    Howzit everybody-

    Eh ST-
    so, what have the athletic department gotten so far with the Sugar Bowl earnings?


    Or did they use it to pay bills.


  206. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 4:52 pm

    I hope we are getting somebody of the quality of Hinshaw and JD.

  207. Hawaiianbod October 23, 2008 4:52 pm


  208. Ralph October 23, 2008 4:52 pm

    New UH search committee needs new faces….some of the same faces that gave us Dobelle, Herman Frazier and McClain….why is Lagareta on the committee, she’s been ousted on the BOR but Lingle is using executive priviledge to keep her on and Russell Ogata a non visionary.

  209. lilmermaid October 23, 2008 5:03 pm

    Hi Pomai,

    27-14 Go Warriors!

  210. Pomai October 23, 2008 5:17 pm

    Well it’s time for the timeout special Uh vs Nevada
    24    –    17    Pomai
    17    –    14    Maverick
    20    –    8    Hilo Rain
    21    –    14    GGma
    21    –    17    curveball
    23    –    41    abdullah fataai
    23    –    20    2left
    24    –    10    koakane
    24    –    14    BigWave96744
    27    –    10    tommui
    27    –    24    djmitcho
    27    –    21    HiFlyer
    28    –    21    jm2375
    28    –    24    Da Punchbowl Kid
    29    –    21    d1shima
    30    –    24    LizKauai
    31    –    24    Glenn
    31    –    27    mp
    34    –    20    lab rat
    34    –    24    FloridaTed
    35    –    28    kama krab
    37    –    28    Kazz
    38    –    17    99club
    38    –    28    wafan
    41    –    39    Pauoa Boy
    42    –    39    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey

  211. Pomai October 23, 2008 5:20 pm

    Hawaiianbod I agree and second the motion. So the motion passes and Garret is the new President of UH. Too bad he would not accept it.

  212. Garret October 23, 2008 5:23 pm


    I’m honored, but not qualified. I’m already the President of my company and that is enough work! UH needs someone at President who knows all of the different interests involved (Administration, Legislature, donors, faculty, staff, student groups).

    I really like the hiring of Chancellor Hinshaw, so if the same group is looking for President then I’m fine with that. I think that McClain led the search for HF, so I won’t blame the committee for that. I do wonder about a few of the selections to the committee, but I don’t know who the alternatives were.

  213. Garret October 23, 2008 5:24 pm

    Wow, Pomai’s post wasn’t there when I refreshed before I started my post!

  214. Garret October 23, 2008 5:25 pm

    Got to put my kids to bed now…

  215. lilmermaid October 23, 2008 5:27 pm

    Hi Midori,

    Total Tackles: 54
    Tie Breaker #1: 14
    Tie Breaker #2: Adam Leonard

  216. Stephen Tsai October 23, 2008 5:28 pm

    wow. puter connection is super slow today.

  217. Jason October 23, 2008 5:29 pm

    Coach Malloe: Take care of your health first and foremost. We need you for the long-term. 🙂

    Re: TVs. And all this time, I had a 19″ TV not being used. Yikes …

    midori7: How many tackles (solo + assisted) will the Warriors have vs. the Wolf Pack on Sat? 67
    Tie Breaker #1: How many tackles (solo + assisted) will UH’s leading tackler have? 13
    Tie Breaker #2: Who will be UH’s leading tackler (solo + assisted)? Solomon Elimimian

  218. play ball October 23, 2008 5:30 pm

    FlaTed – you and the Tampa community must be so proud of the Rays. Amazing story!

    koakane – funny that you are MIA today when your girls are LOSING! not only losing, but being SHUT DOWN!!! i remember you were blurting out the scores yesterday and sounded as giddy as a cheerleader. BWHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  219. Jason October 23, 2008 5:31 pm

    Pomai: UH 31-28.

  220. false kealoha October 23, 2008 5:38 pm

    lilmermaid – i was told you like my eyes? what is it that intrigues you?

  221. koakane™ October 23, 2008 5:46 pm

    play ball not MIA watching game but Phillies accomplished what was needed and that was to win one in TB.

    so wot afraid to put your name up cluck cluck cluck cluck

  222. Kazz October 23, 2008 6:10 pm

    Hmm kinda slow today eh???

    Upcoming games of concern:

    (winning percentages based on the current play of our team)

    ***I am NOT a football expert and nor do I claim to be one so these are just my thoughts and they are MORE than open to objection.***

    -I have a sinking feeling that while Nevada gives us a lot to worry about, there is just as much reason to realize that this game is quite “winable”. The one thing with our offense has shown us this season that when we turn the ball over, we loose, when we don’t we win. While that is a broad and obvious statement, almost cliche, it is obvious our offense is a shadow of it’s previous self, but when our offense does not give the other team “freebies” the rest of the team feeds off of it and our defense is able to almost shut out the opponent.

    Chance of winning this game – 58%

    New Mexico State
    -A “trap game” in the making. This could be our “Nevada 07” of 2008. Yes we have won in Las Cruces many times, but this is a NMSU team that beat Nevada at home and right now we do not have the weapons to compete in a “shootout” with them. They have a new defesive scheme (3-3-5) that can eliminate the deep ball and stuff the run. With the safeties having the option to sink closer towards the line of scrimmage they possess the ability to turn a nickle package into a 4-4 package that can eliminate the ground game. I’ve seen the 3-3-5 in action and sometimes it can be a deceptive defense and whether they are in man-man or zone this scheme can provide a lot of confusion for a QB and the offensive line. They can give you a zone look with the 5 db’s and then they can adjust into a heavy run blitz right off the snap.

    Let’s not forget that our pass defense has been suspect all season.

    Also, I am not sure of what the travel plans are but this game will be on the Saturday IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING the Utah State contest. While the Aggies have floundered in past season and continue to do so this year, one has to take into account that this will be a lengthy road trip and the first one for Coach Mack and he will have to form a plan to deal with this.

    Chance of winning this game – 50%

    Washington State
    -This will be a PAC 10 opponent with nothing to loose at the end of the season. I believe they have already reached the bottom of their depth chart for their starting QB. I do not follow this team and I cannot say much about my assumptions for this game. In this case I will rely on intangibles.

    Chance of winning this game – 55%

    -By far this is the best team we will face (win – loss record wise) in this part of the season. Best case scenario this game will have no weight regarding our Hawaii Bowl bid. If it does it will be a very tense atmosphere and mistakes are bound to be made, more so on our end if we only have six wins going into this game. As this would mean we would have already lost to two more WAC opponents or one weak PAC 10 opponent and we will be facing a good Big East opponent.

    The last time we met them there was a brawl after the game. This won’t even be a factor when it comes to emotions. There are 33 seniors playing for UH and many of them never saw much time in previous years. Our team relies on emotions to succeed but it can also be our fatal gunshot as shown in the SJSU game with regards to personal fouls.

    This game really depends on the success of the others before it. We cannot even afford to “regress” in one game prior to this one.

    Chance of winning this game – 47%.

  223. al October 23, 2008 6:13 pm

    i have a question………..(again)

    if fonoti and watson are both credited with an “assisted tackle” on the same play.

    does that count as two assisted tackles or one?

    i know picky, picky, picky. i think in the stats sheet it would only be one yah?

  224. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 6:15 pm

    play ball (218),

    Even though I’ve lived here now for 2 1/2 years in the Tampa Bay area, I have no emotional attachment to the region, but you’re right, it is a great story and I’m happy for the people here. They are truly battered around here (including me) by the economy. So it’s good to have something for them to cheer about.

    My heart is still in Hawaii and always will be.

  225. Kazz October 23, 2008 6:21 pm


    You have every right to cheer for your “home” team. Go nuts and good luck!

    As for me, if it’s not UH-related ainokea but I wanna see Shane Victorino win and then ‘bus out da pidgin when being interviewed after winning the World Series.

  226. Jason October 23, 2008 6:22 pm

    al: I believe each assisted tackle counts separate. So if Fonoti and Watson are both credited with assisted tackles, then that’s a total of two assisted tackles. But we shall both wait for the judge’s ruling. 🙂

  227. al October 23, 2008 6:24 pm

    kazz….what about usu? idaho?

    with six games left….i say we will win 4 out of 6.

    see you at the hawaii bowl.

  228. al October 23, 2008 6:26 pm

    yes, son, i agree.

    you know me, a stickler for the rules and regs.

  229. Jason October 23, 2008 6:30 pm

    I believe we can win four out of six too. I believe we can win all six games, but we can’t underestimate the teams we face. Football is a game of inches and details; you fall short in both, and even the worst team has a good chance to make the upset. That goes both for us as the favorites and us as the underdogs.

  230. Kazz October 23, 2008 6:36 pm


    October 23rd, 2008 at 6:24 pm
    kazz….what about usu? idaho?

    with six games left….i say we will win 4 out of 6.

    see you at the hawaii bowl.

    Ummm… I worry about the cold weather at Utah.. 😆

    Ummm… I hope the marching band gets their shipment of new cannon ammo by the Idaho home game … 😆

    Yeah… that’s sums up my worries for those two games.

  231. warriorsanddolphins October 23, 2008 7:03 pm

    Nevada/Hawaii Contest

    Total tackles and assists for hawaii : 64

    Tiebreaker 1# 14 tackles
    Tiebreaker 2# Eliminian 14 tackles

  232. wafan October 23, 2008 7:04 pm

    Happy birthday Jake!!!

    Hope you win your present on Saturday!!!!!!

  233. wafan October 23, 2008 7:06 pm

    Dang. What I meant to say was I hope Jake’s present is a winner.

    Oh, heck.

    Good night all! Cannot even think straight.

  234. jm2375 October 23, 2008 7:08 pm

    Happy Birthday to da best long-snapper in da nation, Jake Ingram!

  235. Jason October 23, 2008 7:13 pm

    Happy birthday Jake!

    Just saw that the Nuggets waived five players — thankfully, Anthony Carter was not one of them. They did get rid of Nick Fazekas.

  236. Kazz October 23, 2008 7:19 pm


    (um braddah got da “Forrest Gump” pose down eh?)

  237. Stephen Tsai October 23, 2008 7:20 pm

    Assisted tackles count as full tackles.
    So if Elimimian gets four assists, he gets the record.

  238. chawan_cut October 23, 2008 7:28 pm

    jason, good news!
    i knew fazekas was a waste. he could never run up and down the court with college players. didn’t think he would last in the nba.

  239. Kazz October 23, 2008 7:45 pm

    I saw “Fazekas” and for some reason I thought of Chris Botez.

  240. chawan_cut October 23, 2008 7:59 pm

    tonight’s news

    8 more days!

  241. Hoohiki October 23, 2008 8:05 pm

    Talking about basketball….

    Anyone going to the EA sports Maui Invitational? Anyone know how I can get 2 reasonably priced tickets to any game at night? I say reasonable because the full booster tickets for Notre Dame, Indiana, etc are $536 ( Tickets sold out for North Carolina..I would’ve considered paying that amount to see Roy Williams…and their star player whose name I can’t even pronounce let alone spell.

  242. FloridaTed October 23, 2008 8:15 pm

    Kazz (225),

    Hawaii was actually the only place, where I’ve lived for any length of time, around the world, including my country of birth, where I was truly emotionally attached to.

    The economy is so horribly depressed around here, it’s just nice to see people happy about something. I like to see other people happy, for whatever reason.

    Hawaii beats Nevada, now THAT would sure cheer me up.

    Something will click with the offense on Saturday and they will win all remaining 7 games, getting better and better with each game.

    That’s my forecast and I’m sticking to it.

  243. Koa-mahu October 23, 2008 8:27 pm

    eh koakane this ur honey girl – who stay acking up wit you?
    eh mokes or titas you leave my ole man alone or i goin give you cracks.
    kk – come ova i giv you good kine lomilomi then sum honi honi.

  244. d1島 October 23, 2008 8:33 pm

    Reminder for those who like venture over to da Wessai

    Post-game Breakfast Call!

    Sunday, 10-26 at 9:00 am
    Nancy’s Kitchen
    Waipio Shopping Center

    Attending so far:
    -Mrs. d1島
    -Mrs. curveball

    probably Kekoa and Mrs, Kekoa and Koakane

  245. lilmermaid October 23, 2008 8:35 pm

    LOL @ False Kealoha.

    You so handsome my brudda. Your long beautiful lashes make all the girls go nuts! And that smile..whew.. what else can i say?

    p.s. you’re a darn good football player too 🙂

  246. false kealoha October 23, 2008 8:45 pm

    lilmermaid – thanks for the compliments!

    btw. i like my FISH amd poi….*wink-wink*

  247. false kealoha October 23, 2008 8:53 pm


  248. d1島 October 23, 2008 8:54 pm

    Happy Birthday Jake Ingram!

  249. Stretch October 23, 2008 9:03 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday Jake!!

  250. Garret October 23, 2008 9:05 pm

    Interesting exception that the NCAA gave the walk-on Texas Tech kicker. Given the limitations on travel rosters, it is amazing to me that Texas Tech will use *3* spaces on their travel roster for kickers! It is a good thing that the kicker turned down the free rent for a year he won, since I’m sure that would have ruined his eligibility.

    Williams (5-10, 156), a walk-on, will make the trip to Kansas this weekend and could be Tech’s kicker in the game. Williams came onto Tech’s radar during the Red Raiders’ Sept. 20 home game against Massachusetts when he made a 30-yard field goal during a between-quarters promotion.

    Williams won free rent for a year from Lynnwood Townhomes in Lubbock but turned it down because he was already in a signed lease agreement with another complex.

    Carona was Tech’s starting kicker in its first six games but struggled, going 3-for-7 on field goal attempts (one was blocked) and missing four extra point attempts (three were blocked). Tech coach Mike Leach switched kickers to senior walk-on Cory Fowler for the Texas A&M game last week, but Fowler had two extra point attempts blocked (one was returned for two points by the Aggies), though he did make a 25-yard field goal. All three kickers will make the trip to Kansas, Tech officials said. Before last week, Fowler had only been used for on-side kick attempts the last two and a half seasons.

    Tech officials initially thought Williams would have to sit out the season because he transferred to Tech from Tarleton State, where he attempted to walk-on but never kicked in a game.

    But according to Tech officials, Williams was granted a one-time exception to the NCAA transfer rules because Tarleton State never recruited him or had him on scholarship. Those facts required written confirmation by Tarleton State athletic department officials before Williams could be cleared to play.

  251. Garret October 23, 2008 9:06 pm

    Another story about Frank Ganz…the reporter sure called Chris Spielman at a bad time!

    When I called Chris Spielman on Tuesday for the article today on Frank Gansz, SMU’s special teams coach, I was mortified.

    I didn’t realize that Chris had just buried his father, Charles “Sonny” Spielman.

    But after hearing why I called, Chris absolutely lit up.

    “Besides, my dad, who was also a football coach, Frank probably had the most influence on me as far as teaching me about life through football,” Chris said. “It was appropriate that you called today.”

  252. Garret October 23, 2008 9:07 pm

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

    More on the study of coffee and breast size–50% of women are vulnerable to having their breasts getting smaller if they drink coffee, though the effect only shows up after an extended period of time. Conversely, drinking coffee turns men’s pecs into hefty man boobs, as coffee reacts differently to testosterone.

  253. Garret October 23, 2008 9:08 pm

    A British team is making a car that can go faster than 1,000 mph! I hope that the 2 parachutes work because the brakes do not work until the car slows down below 200 mph.

  254. Garret October 23, 2008 9:08 pm

    The more Starbucks a country has, the bigger its financial problems now.

  255. Garret October 23, 2008 9:11 pm

    Woman in Japan arrested for killing her virtual reality ex-husband after he divorced her character in an online game.

  256. Garret October 23, 2008 9:11 pm

    This amazing website archives every Presidential campaign commercial…going all the way back to 1952! I don’t have time to go through this now, but someday when I have the time I’m going to look back at some of the old commercials.

  257. Jay October 23, 2008 9:12 pm

    Pics of the t.v. are up. Much mahalo to the webmaster, king of all blogs, defender of the universe.

    I don’t know if this was mentioned, but Mr. Victorino was on “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” last night. Half the brood went to a game and got to meet the man. I must say he was very down to earth.


  258. TChahng[대한민국] October 23, 2008 9:14 pm


    49 – 35

  259. Garret October 23, 2008 9:14 pm

    Free play links pau. The blog is too slow now so I’ll go to sleep.

  260. Stephen Tsai October 23, 2008 9:43 pm

    Don’t forget we’re giving away football tickets in the ayem.

  261. Jason October 23, 2008 9:53 pm

    Howdy Stephen.

  262. jm2375 October 23, 2008 9:55 pm

    Hi ST! Are we the only ones here or it soooooooooooooo sloooooooow, that everyone gave up?

  263. Jason October 23, 2008 10:02 pm

    It’s not that slow for me …

  264. cheepono October 23, 2008 10:05 pm

    i got stood up by ST today :'(

  265. Kekoa October 23, 2008 10:09 pm

    Hardly anyone on board now, and yet the blog is taking a long time to refresh and comes back in some really strange size manini-font in blue-ray colors!

    See you all in the morning.

  266. Jason October 23, 2008 10:09 pm

    Uh oh, is Stephen delivering prizes again … 😉

  267. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 23, 2008 10:10 pm

    Glad to hear that Coach Malloe is doing well. I too had an emergency appendectomy at 1 am on July 4, 2004, so I had to skip marching in the 2004 Kailua Parade.I’d experienced deepening pain over the previous four days but had no other symptons such as vomiting, fever, or direrears so I dismissed the possibility of appendicitis. Finally late in the afternoon of July 3, I decided that I either had a punctured bowel or undiagnosed end-stage ovarian cancer. We got to the Kaiser Moanalua Walk-in Clinic about 8:30 and they sent me to the Emergency Room. Because I had no symptoms other than pain, I couldn’t go into surgery but had to have a series of diagnostic tests before the surgeon could operate.

    However, I went kayaking three days later and was back at work the day after that.

    It looks as if DrDoc and I will be going through our current surgeries about the same time. I have a basal cell carcinoma on my nose so its removal will be done by a plastic surgeon rather than a oncological surgeon in about three or four weeks. DrDoc sees his neurosurgeon on Election Day with the surgery on his spinal cord probably happening a week or two after that. Hopefully, we’ll both survive without incident.

    Lift a bottle of cheer for Tampa Bay! We normally support the National League, but the Rays’ turnaround is something to celebrate.

    KAZZ: We’ll be arriving early on Saturday for the set-up, but we still haven’t decided what to bring in the way of food. Anything I’d like to eat such as ice cream or garlic french fries won’t work at a T-Gate.

    Is there going to be music?

  268. al October 23, 2008 10:41 pm


    81 tackles
    13 tackles

  269. jm2375 October 23, 2008 11:29 pm

    Anybody home? or the server batching again?

  270. Jason October 23, 2008 11:31 pm


  271. jm2375 October 23, 2008 11:39 pm

    Rats! I’ve been good all week and wuz gonna have some fun tonight. 🙁 Oh well.

  272. Jason October 23, 2008 11:45 pm

    Kekoa told me to keep an eye out for you. Now, if you were a real statistician, I might turn a blind eye (and take a bribe), but I can’t do that for frauds.

    Unless the bribe is good enough. 😉

  273. jm2375 October 23, 2008 11:50 pm

    Hmpf. A biostatistician IS A REAL statistician, dammmittt. And look whose talking about being a fraud! Watch it, young man! 😈 I got some chocolate cake for you….. hehehehe.

  274. jm2375 October 23, 2008 11:51 pm

    It’s triple chocolate…..

  275. jm2375 October 23, 2008 11:52 pm

    OK time for bed. Hasta manana.

  276. jm2375 October 23, 2008 11:53 pm

    4 in a row?

  277. Jason October 23, 2008 11:57 pm

    Triple chocolate cake? Hmm … Make yourself at home, my sister in science! 🙂

  278. Pomai October 24, 2008 12:01 am

    Well it’s time for the timeout special Uh vs Nevada
    17    –    14    Maverick
    20    –    8    Hilo Rain
    21    –    17    curveball
    21    –    14    GGma
    23    –    41    abdullah fataai
    23    –    20    2left
    24    –    10    koakane
    24    –    17    Pomai
    24    –    14    BigWave96744
    27    –    21    HiFlyer
    27    –    24    djmitcho
    27    –    10    tommui
    28    –    24    Da Punchbowl Kid
    28    –    21    jm2375
    29    –    21    d1shima
    30    –    24    LizKauai
    31    –    28    Jason
    31    –    24    Glenn
    31    –    27    mp
    34    –    24    FloridaTed
    34    –    20    lab rat
    35    –    28    kama krab
    37    –    28    Kazz
    38    –    17    99club
    38    –    28    wafan
    41    –    39    Pauoa Boy
    42    –    39    Kekoa
    49    –    35    TChahng
    63    –    12    homey

  279. SteveM October 24, 2008 12:12 am

    jm2375 — I don’t think the server is batching…more likely the blog bogware is blotching 😡

    I suppose it’s time to go to sleep too.
    Maybe it will work better tomorrow 😆 😆 😆
    Good night everyone!

  280. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 24, 2008 12:43 am

    Hiya and Nitey Nite!

  281. Ralph October 24, 2008 2:05 am

    I suspect jason and jm2375 broke the blog tonight..the time it takes to refresh they could have baked two chocolate cakes

  282. Bulla October 24, 2008 3:11 am

    good morning from LA,

    We are on the journey, in search of ‘THE BEAST’ in AZ, haha

    GO WILDCATS (x2)

  283. Bulla October 24, 2008 3:14 am

    check back with everyone laterz; have a good aloha Friday

  284. wafan October 24, 2008 3:19 am

    Good morning of the day before game day all! This is going to be a nice one.

  285. wafan October 24, 2008 3:20 am

    Hi Bulla and Mrs. Bulla! Good luck to the Beast and the rest of the Wildcats!!! Go get ’em!

  286. wafan October 24, 2008 3:23 am

    Garret . . .

    The article about coffee and caffine effects. So does this indicate a whole bunch of Asian women are addicted to coffee/caffine?

  287. wafan October 24, 2008 3:27 am

    I was going to the TGate tomorrow. But finally had to decide against it. I could not figure out how to keep the soft-serve ice cream from melting.

  288. TChahng [대한민국] October 24, 2008 4:05 am

    Sorry I had to break your streak, wafan.

    Go Wildcats!

    Go Warriors!

    Go Na Ali’i, crush da Rams!

  289. chawan_cut October 24, 2008 5:41 am

    7 more days!

  290. Stretch October 24, 2008 5:43 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I hope the rain stops when the sun rises today, I need to do some “marketing” today.

    Everyone have a good day and cheer loud tomorrow!!

  291. Loa October 24, 2008 6:03 am

    morning gang!

    Stretch – don’t forget your raincoat just in case

    C_C – 7 days till what? Halloween?

  292. Ronnie October 24, 2008 6:43 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

    Happy Friday!!!

  293. koakane iPhone October 24, 2008 6:54 am

    morning peeps have a fine aloha Friday.

    safe journey to bulla and supa game to beast and his team.

    Midori my prediction is total tackles=84, leader=8, who=Veikune

  294. djmitcho October 24, 2008 6:57 am

    good morning tsaikoville! TGIF and i hope everone has a good one.
    It seems all that talk above about who we still have to play, we are forgetting about Idaho…I wonder if Wash St. and Idaho played this year, who would win the battle of the Palouse.

  295. Stretch October 24, 2008 7:01 am

    howzit dj – let me know when you get the snail mail, I want to make sure it gets to you

  296. Stretch October 24, 2008 7:07 am

    midori – I am pretty sure that this jersey will fit me so I might as well enter the contest.

    Total Tackles – 72
    Leader – 8
    Who – Elimimian

  297. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 24, 2008 7:07 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Ahh, marketing. Must take umbrella. True marketers eschew raincoats.

    Come one, come ALL
    Pho Kauai

    Meet Aunty Tita Leadfoot in PERSON!

  298. d1島 October 24, 2008 7:28 am

    Great Morning All!

    “Ferd” sure sets the stage for a HUGE contest tomorrow…


  299. d1島 October 24, 2008 7:29 am


    Smells like Ma is cooking up a storm this morning….

  300. curveball October 24, 2008 7:36 am

    My first post from work..nobodys here so I fell sneaky

  301. Stretch October 24, 2008 7:50 am

    I am wondering, if the game comes down to a last second FG attempt by UH to win the game, will Chris Ault “Delete” call a timeout again??

  302. d1島 October 24, 2008 7:53 am


    Would be kinda funny to see Coach Ault and Dan Kelly “eye-ing down” each other…
    “I going call ’em.”
    “I going call ’em.”
    “Not even.”

  303. Stretch October 24, 2008 7:57 am

    Everytime UH goes for a FG, I will be pushing the Nevada coaches to call a timeout.

  304. Jason October 24, 2008 8:03 am

    Ralph: Eh, I just eat the cake. Let jm2375 break the blog and bake the cake. 🙂

  305. chawan_cut October 24, 2008 8:04 am

    7 days and i’ll be warm again.

  306. Maverick October 24, 2008 8:08 am

    Stretch, In reply to your above post about the possible FG winnning the game AGAIN!

    Note my score prediction. Plus, I’m going against the grain with a low score ending. I’m getting all Maverick’y with this.

  307. Garret October 24, 2008 8:08 am

    good morning tsaikoville! TGIF and i hope everone has a good one.
    It seems all that talk above about who we still have to play, we are forgetting about Idaho.


    I don’t think anyone has forgotten about Idaho. It is just that when UH’s Hawaii Bowl chances are being discussed, a win against Idaho has to be assumed. I can’t think of any realistic scenarios where UH could lose to Idaho and still win 4 of the next 6.

  308. d1島 October 24, 2008 8:10 am


    What time does “marketing” start?

  309. Garret October 24, 2008 8:11 am

    This writer thinks that USC is kind of celebrating its 69-0 win over Washington State too much when it has a $69 sale on its website.

    There’s just something unseemly about turning a 69-0 victory over a beleaguered opponent into a sales opportunity. If Stanford sells T-shirts about beating USC, so be it.
    But USC does not tie sales to blowouts over helpless teams. Or wear black socks. Or wear names on uniforms. And yes, I’m well aware of where the proceeds go, which is not the point.
    As John Robinson used to tell players who celebrated touchdowns excessively, “act like you’ve been there before.”

  310. Garret October 24, 2008 8:12 am

    Isn’t today the walkthrough and not a regular practice? “Marketing” should be short then since the walkthrough is normally shorter than a practice.

  311. d1島 October 24, 2008 8:15 am


    “Marketing” doesn’t involve much walking…riding an electric cart maybe more like it 😉

  312. djmitcho October 24, 2008 8:16 am

    Will let you know when I get em,

  313. d1島 October 24, 2008 8:17 am


    What were they selling for $69? TIx?

  314. Garret October 24, 2008 8:19 am


    They had a big banner in their page that showed the USC-Wazzoo score, and they say that if you spend more than $69 on USC clothes on then you get $10 off, or something like that.

  315. djmitcho October 24, 2008 8:19 am

    I know playing Idaho is like the varsity playing the pop warner team, but we’ve all seen stranger things happen in college football. I expect it to be Hawaii’s biggest win this year.

  316. djmitcho October 24, 2008 8:20 am

    By biggest win, I mean the score of course

  317. d1島 October 24, 2008 8:21 am


    Good Luck to the Pirates. Going down to Menlo looks like a good opportunity for a “W”.

    Should be a great one in McMinnville!

  318. d1島 October 24, 2008 8:22 am


    That is “low-life”

  319. Garret October 24, 2008 8:23 am


    Oh, I thought that “marketing” referred to watching the team…looking at Stretch’s post again I guess it refers to something that my Dad does on Sundays.

  320. d1島 October 24, 2008 8:24 am


    Stretch has his “priorities” straight. 😆

  321. Loa October 24, 2008 8:26 am

    howzit gang

    d1 – no forget about the post-marketing too

    c_c – 10-4, safe travels

  322. d1島 October 24, 2008 8:28 am


    Yep, I’m sure he has 19 good reasons why marketing is important!

  323. Garret October 24, 2008 8:29 am


    Regarding the Idaho game, I’ll take any win that gets UH closer to the 4 needed. If the players take it easy, or if there are turnovers like in some past games, that game could be closer than we would expect. The win to me is all that matters.

    I worry about Kama Bailey, a player that I was openly hoping that UH would offer a scholarship to, at least a greyshirt. Against La Tech on Saturday he had 2 catches for 60 yards and 104 yards on kick returns. He will be motivated vs. UH and he is a playmaker.

  324. Stretch October 24, 2008 8:29 am

    shhhh…. no tell everyone my secret code word… hahaha

    I will be leaving soon to pick up some refreshments then eat some food before heading out to the wessai, the very wessai.

  325. d1島 October 24, 2008 8:33 am

    Good Luck Stretch.

    Remember, if for some reason marketing gets scratched, Ma said get plenny…

  326. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 24, 2008 8:33 am

    Problem with $69 specials that the postage to Hawaii is also $69…



  327. djmitcho October 24, 2008 8:34 am

    good luck to the wildcats. looks like the NWC championship is headed back to oregon this year. hopefully the pirates can build on last week’s win vs. UPS. this is their 3rd trip down to cali this year.

  328. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 24, 2008 8:36 am

    Stretch- on the way to town yesterday, I tell my boss- hey look at that UA logo on that truck! I betcha that is a _ _ _ _ truck! Dats a Tsai-ko sticker!
    Yup…sure was! :mrgreen:

  329. djmitcho October 24, 2008 8:37 am

    I agree a win is a win. I hope Kealoha is healthy by the Idaho game. Pilares v. Bailey would be a good showdown between 2 former Monarchs!!! Even though Bailey is playing against Hawaii, I hope he has a good game. Gotta be a bit of a homer for the Damien guys.

  330. Loa October 24, 2008 8:38 am

    Stretch – i heard get water work on the very wessai, hope you make it out on time

  331. Jason October 24, 2008 8:40 am

    d1shima: Stretch may have his priorities straight, but his tries at “marketing” — not so great.

  332. Stretch October 24, 2008 8:42 am

    Loa – just got an email about that. I better leave now so I can make the 12 noon meeting

  333. Stretch October 24, 2008 8:46 am

    jason – that’s why I GO “marketing” and NOT a “marketer”

  334. Glenn October 24, 2008 8:49 am

    Gotta get my contest entry in:

    tackles: 69
    tb#1: 8
    tb#2: solly

  335. Stretch October 24, 2008 8:53 am

    See everyone later, have a great Aloha Friday and rest up for tomorrow’s big game!!

  336. Stephen Tsai October 24, 2008 9:00 am

    New post.
    New contest.

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