Hello Mello?

Kamehameha alumni of a certain age will remember two of the school’s best football players and wrestlers — Spencer Mello and Richard “Moose” Mello. Both brothers were All-State football players; both were champion wrestlers.

Spencer Mello’s son, Seth Mello, has made a name for himself at New Mexico’s Valley High as an All-State center in football and champion wrestler. Seth Mello, who is 6-1 and 240 pounds, also can play defensive end.

Seth Mello has applied for admission to UH with the hope of joining the Rainbow Warriors as a walk-on.

Here are his football highlights: Seth Mello videos


  1. 1 February 13, 2014 9:08 am


  2. jm2375 February 13, 2014 9:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!
    Top 5!

    Hawaii ties are strong…


  3. jm2375 February 13, 2014 9:13 am

    Congrats to the vb Warriors on their victory last night. Great “block party”. 😀

  4. Inyoface February 13, 2014 9:15 am

    When does Spring camp start?

  5. tommui February 13, 2014 9:16 am


    Hope Mr. Mello will join the Rainbow Warriors!

  6. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:16 am

    Best play of the night was when Kolby Kanetake made a dig with no blockers in front.

  7. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:17 am

    Spring ball starts in April. Four weeks straight.

  8. AlaWai February 13, 2014 9:17 am

    Welcome Young Mello!

  9. Inyoface February 13, 2014 9:18 am

    Thanks ST. You da man!

  10. boolakanaka February 13, 2014 9:19 am

    Nice story. His Pop’s, Rich, was actually a two time all-state player, and for those of you of that period, was part of the very catchy M&M duo for Kamehameha, where his running-mate, also an all-state linebacker was Jordan Morey. Rich went on to play for the New Mexico Lobos, and if I recall correctly once had a monster game against us….

  11. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:20 am

    A certain sportscaster — hint: “I hope you’re all having a … (pause) … pleasant evening” — referred to Richard Mello as the “Kurt Gouveia of Kamehameha.”

  12. HALEAKALA February 13, 2014 9:25 am

    Seth Mello sounds like a great pickup. Welcome to the Warriors, Seth!

  13. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:27 am

    Did you guys see Alabama is leading a rules movement to slow down hurry-up, no-huddle offenses?

  14. A-House February 13, 2014 9:30 am

    Wonder what his quickness and speed in 40?

    He appears to have brute strength by standing up much taller and heavier DTs – if accepted, maybe a MLBer?

  15. Inyoface February 13, 2014 9:32 am

    I think no-huddle is kind of ruining the game and also dangerous for defensive guys not being able to switch out when needed. There should be at least a time limit to set up an offensive play if they want to go no-huddle.

  16. A-House February 13, 2014 9:32 am


    Guess they couldn’t handle Auburn’s quick pace and therefore the effort on rules change

    personally, teams should be allowed to snap the ball any time they want and if it’s before the defense can set – then, too bad!!!

  17. Derek February 13, 2014 9:35 am

    Good leverage and leg strength. Also saw good technique.

  18. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:35 am

    I think if a team is going no-huddle, and a defensive player is trying to run off the field, the defense shouldn’t be penalized for having too many players. Well, as long as the guy running off the field doesn’t turn around and try to make a tackle.

  19. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:36 am

    Good points. I did notice he was getting right under the nose tackles and d-tackles.

  20. NorthShoreFan February 13, 2014 9:38 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful smoggy day…

    ST .. you think it’s because of safety concerns…..NOT!

  21. papajoe2 February 13, 2014 9:41 am

    Inyoface~If you haven’t heard, someone (Alabama?) is proposing to the NCAA a 10 second period before snapping the ball except in the last 2 minutes of each half.
    I guess this would take away the lower tier teams from trying to equalize the output of the power/size/strength of the “haves”.

  22. NorthShoreFan February 13, 2014 9:42 am

    What will it do to the 2 min. offense?

  23. boolakanaka February 13, 2014 9:45 am

    20…Having done a couple of stints in the land of enchantment, HS ball there is not quite on the level of Hawai’i. And it certainly does not have the consistency of size say of our top 10-12 squads. So, its a tad harder to make accurate evaluations, that said, he does possess two things his played with: raw strength and adept appreciation of leverage and technique. He actually has better size than his pops…

  24. boolakanaka February 13, 2014 9:46 am

    East coast is snowed out;be prepared for a lot of comments from boola—he can be very verbose.

  25. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:47 am

    So, I’m Ed Reed and I figure, Valentine’s Day is coming up, I’m going to go to a couple of banks and withdraw $50,000 …

  26. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:48 am

    So, Boola, while there, did you wear a bolo tie? (Or is it Boola tie?)

  27. gobows February 13, 2014 9:49 am

    They really should move ben clarke to guard, his talent is wasted at center since most of the plays he doesnt have a defender to block.

  28. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:50 am

    Did I spend my high school years in a daze/haze because I can’t remember vog being around then.

  29. Stephen Tsai February 13, 2014 9:55 am

    That would be an interesting move. Then Kody Afusia could be the center.

  30. boolakanaka February 13, 2014 9:58 am

    ST—haha. Quick overview–bolo tie–western craggled face, worn with boots and wranglers, and hint of colloquial charm/wit. Boola tie–has bulldogs on it, blue blazer, and sharply pressed khakis, and an overbearing attitude that makes people want to hit you.

  31. jm2375 February 13, 2014 10:01 am

    ST – #28 – you probably did, but no vog back then.

    Best line I’ve heard in a while: I got my s__t together and put it in a mesh bag.

  32. Inyoface February 13, 2014 10:05 am

    Vog is now the pollution from China

  33. whitey February 13, 2014 10:30 am

    which is worse, cane smoke or vog?? one has carbon from plants, the other has sulfur from earth. one last 30 minutes, the other last for days. one is a distraction, the other compounds respiratory problems. both drive “pseudo kamaaina” crazy and some of them leave which makes it great for us who grew up here.

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid February 13, 2014 10:32 am

    #28 –

    Fast Times at Roosevelt High?

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid February 13, 2014 10:35 am

    Best of luck to Seth Mello. His father, Spencer, and his Uncle Richard “Moose” Mello were legendary athletes at KSK.

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid February 13, 2014 10:38 am

    Speaking of vog – it knocks me over. My A/C went kablooey last week and it has been very rough going. Mahalo to Sears for the quick sale and installation, I can literally breathe easier now. 😉

  37. whitey February 13, 2014 10:44 am

    dpk, best of thursday to you.

  38. A-House February 13, 2014 10:44 am

    every evening I watch the national news about the non-stop “ice/snow” storms plowing into the East Coast, especially New York and Jersey and I day dream of what could have been if the weather for the super bowl was cold, snowy, windy – less than 12 hours too late

    why, cause that’s the reason I went Seahawks and under!!!

    some Hawaii group bet on a “safety” as the first score – pay-off depended on how much was bet – one person bet $100 and won $500 plus got his $100 back – excellent start

    unfortunately, the entire group went Denver for the game

  39. boolakanaka February 13, 2014 10:46 am

    34–Hmmmn-In basic chemistry: plants discharge mainly carbon, if you burn it you get lots of CO2. Natural gas is mostly methane, and that’s a different story. With methane just ’20 percent of the burned atoms’ are carbon, the rest is hydrogen, which transforms to pure, drinkable water if you force it to bind with oxygen.

    Although the energetic value of hydrogen is not as high as that of carbon, this by catch still helps to make the burning of natural gas considerably cleaner and less carbon-intensive, with fewer grams of CO2 per Joule of energy – hence gas is ‘better’ for the climate than Plants (carbons)-or so it seems.

    To be a more specific: climate is very much about leaking methane and emitting sulfur too. Methane to air emissions are an accidental byproduct of natural gas production.

    However damaging that byproduct may be for human health and the wider environment, sulfate and sulfur dioxide aerosols do help to raise the atmosphere’s albedo, thereby reflecting more sunlight and offsetting part of the warming that coal’s CO2 causes.

    All right, so if we accept sulfur is good and sulfur/methane is bad for the climate–depends??

    Because on a single day you may be able to compare the climatic effects of sulfur, methane and CO2 – it becomes a lot more complicated if you look at longer timescales. Sulfur aerosols are only airborne for days, perhaps weeks. Methane’s atmospheric half-life is supposed around 8.4 years. However the CO2 we emit today is there for – practically speaking – ever.

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid February 13, 2014 10:50 am

    Mahalo whitey san! Same to you.

    Side note on Seth’s dad and uncle – I had the pleasure of being an assistant coach when they wrestled at KSK back in the day. Working with them live was an adventure – I wasn’t coaching them so much as I was simply trying not get torn limb from limb! Tremendous athletes and great guys, both of them.

  41. whitey February 13, 2014 10:53 am

    boo, if you live on maui, you would understand what is being written, but walang problema, enjoy your day.

  42. gobows February 13, 2014 11:01 am

    I went to school a couple blocks from the cane fields (robinson heights) never had any trouble from the smoke even though the flames was visible. Id take black snow over vog.

  43. boolakanaka February 13, 2014 11:02 am

    41, No, I gotcha. My point is, and I was very long-winded about it, is that carbons (cane smoke) have a much much longer effect.

  44. A-House February 13, 2014 11:06 am


    know what you allude to as we caught all the smoke and ash – had to close all windows and take laundry in or they would turn black – not a good feeling as they would burn for hours and daily until the harvest was complete

  45. whitey February 13, 2014 11:06 am

    boo, walang problema, and have a great day. me, going try to golf and hope can last 19 holes.

  46. boolakanaka February 13, 2014 11:12 am

    45—19th hole is the most important.

  47. whitey February 13, 2014 11:16 am

    col, but don’t you miss the breaking burnt cane and using your teeth to chew the bugga. then you go home with burnt cane stains on your t shirt and shorts and get hellings from your mom. watching the small trains in the fields at harvest time being loaded on to larger trains. taking cane from the small cane cars and having the luna chase you. i neva worry about laundry or closing windows cause that is what our life was growing up on a sugar plantation. we have way less workers today in the sugar can industry, but they are loyal and support the company.

  48. whitey February 13, 2014 11:18 am

    boo, just for info, one of our golfers just called to cancel cause he get GOUT!!!!! poor thing, hahahahahahahaaaaaa

  49. boolakanaka February 13, 2014 11:24 am

    48–hmmm sounds like a case of too much black bean sauce and shrimp to me.

  50. PONO February 13, 2014 12:05 pm

    What’s up with the Akana deal for MBB?

  51. kaimiloa February 13, 2014 12:05 pm

    Sheesh, I breathe so much vog (work in Kona) when I blow my nose, olivines come out! The only time its clear skies is when it blows over to you guys on O’ahu.

  52. A-House February 13, 2014 12:17 pm


    before we could get to the “burnt” cane sugar, the “Lunas” would chase us away to avoid getting hurt by the big cane cranes and/or trucks

    but, just before harvest, we raided the fields for the best looking “stalks” and would grind them – oh so sweet

    sometimes mistake and we started fires – took off cause we could not stop it!!

    catching small bass and blue gill – the game warden would catch us – we would sink or turn over the canoe, but the strings of fish would float and he would take them away as “evidence” – then the “warden” said, “I gong tell your father fishing without a license” – my reply was “us to poor to buy license and what, you going take the fish home” – that really pissed him off

  53. st. anthony trojan February 13, 2014 12:18 pm

    ne one here..knows what is going on with mr. akina… the on again the bench/to off agaion/to no holo trip for him to the continent..???

  54. A-House February 13, 2014 12:19 pm


    wow, you found “diamonds” in your nose? – we used to find them in the mountains imbedded in rocks or hard dirt – also, at the beach

    that green color was very beautiful

  55. A-House February 13, 2014 12:21 pm


    Witek (sp) pau visit UH? or , he went visit Louisville first?

  56. Slugger February 13, 2014 12:21 pm

    Howdy, gang!

    Hope we can say Hello to Mello.

  57. A-House February 13, 2014 12:23 pm

    I do hope the Akana situation will not cause the loss of scholarship or probation for the team and hope its resolved soon

    will make recruits nervous

  58. A-House February 13, 2014 12:25 pm


    did not UH pursue Lauganfina (sp) as a senior or stayed away because of grades?

    maybe he can “walk-on” like Mello come August

  59. A-House February 13, 2014 12:33 pm

    growing up on the “outside” island was truly a wonderful experience

    * walk 2 – 5 miles to go see da “show”
    * go down the resavoir to swim/hook fish/catch crayfish
    * go beach with one big musubi and packets of shoyu – spear fish or go hungry
    * raid the pineapple field for “sake pine”
    * go camping ‘n hook big papio or moi or ulua or oio and dive for lobsters and pick ogo
    * go swim in the fast flowing irrigation ditch
    * build big swing for diving into resavoir
    * go “spark” people making out in cars

  60. A-House February 13, 2014 12:34 pm

    ok, ok, 60!

  61. Buffoman February 13, 2014 12:55 pm


    here’s more

    * No lock door
    * Know who was on the party line
    * Word of doing something stupid got home quicker than twitter or internet today (and get lickins)
    * Everybody in the Furo
    *Go outside play in the rain.
    * sit in the middle of the road and try guess the license plate number of the car coming. One maybe every 40 minutes

  62. kakaako kid February 13, 2014 1:32 pm

    Richard Mello was the John Shaft of Kamehameha:
    He was a bad mother….

  63. Boolakanaka February 13, 2014 1:37 pm

    R. Mello was no nonsense in HS, not the type of kanaka for you to be trivaling with ….

  64. A-House February 13, 2014 1:51 pm


    talk about making memories!

    when the resovior got low – make mud slide and come home covered in mud

    take aluminum sections of irrigation system and make canoes – must have been between 8 – 10′ long – take piece of 2″x4″ wood to tie front and back end then use “tar” to seal cracks – then use Hao dried bush log to make outrigger – make one or two seats – then, paddle like heck!

  65. cocobean February 13, 2014 2:10 pm

    #59. #61. #64. hanabata days for sure…..or is it hana batta or hana buddah. What the heck, small kid time for sure.

  66. Fei Jai Sigh February 13, 2014 2:32 pm

    One char siu bao says this year like last two year.

  67. NotNasti February 13, 2014 2:53 pm

    64. On Kaua’i, we called them “tin boats,” and used “totan” in place of the aluminum duct.

  68. st. anthony trojan February 13, 2014 3:06 pm

    yea nasti…a 2 x 4 in the front… n 1 x 12 in back..we only use that in irrigation ditch on maui…

  69. SteveM February 13, 2014 3:39 pm

    RE: #64 & #67
    “totan” boats. My father told me he made one and used to catch akule near Pier 2 when he was a kid (my grandmother ran a lunch wagon–akule plate). Leaked a lot, and one morning he sank before he made it back to the pier. 🙂

    Many stories of fishing and crabbing in Pearl Harbor in the old days in totan boats… they were low profile/low silhouette and difficult to spot by security.

  70. al February 13, 2014 3:52 pm

    wow. some of you bloggers are old.

  71. st. anthony trojan February 13, 2014 4:00 pm

    yea they said smoking camel n lucky strike…would take 20 years of ur life..
    yea me 80 now… dang.. maybe i should be a 100..he he he
    them days roll ur own also…

  72. Truman February 13, 2014 4:06 pm

    I will be the spokesperson for the plantation community on Oahu as we did all those things in the Waialua/Haleiwa area. Used those totan outrigger canoes in the Anahulu stream which is the one that goes under the Rainbow Bridge. I have no idea how these things become so common place but the link must be the plantation communities. I used to spend my high school summers working in the pine fields for Dole and the cane fields for Waialua Sugar. I believe the tar was used for connecting those cement flumes and the totan was common place for roofs in those days. So as poor kids, you would just use what was available.
    Whew, we have a lot of old timers on this blog. No wonder, it’s not crazy like some other blogs.

  73. al February 13, 2014 4:10 pm

    wow. even i get plenty uncles now.

  74. Buffoman February 13, 2014 4:18 pm

    #69 & 72 We got our tar from the telephone poles. Used to scrape it off. Sometime used to chew ’em. Then I remember we used to get some of the old combs from the older guys (used too much cosmetic stick, the comb would bend too much for them or the teeth would broke, so they gave ’em to us), we melt ’em down and use for patch the nail holes in the totan.

    You right about paddle like heck. Our’s sank in the middle of the river.

    Yeah, I one old bugga. I remember when the street lights went off at 10:00 pm. The garbage men were real strong as they had to throw the 55 gallon drum of trash up to the dump truck for the other guys to catch and unload. But back in the day we used to burn our trash in those cans before pick up day.

    I remember when “pumping gas” was really pumping. My grandfather had one gas station and we had to pump the amount the customer asked for. One would watch the gas rise in the glass tank above the pump & hose housing.

    Good fun though.

  75. Truman February 13, 2014 4:20 pm

    Since it’s a slow sports day, I will digress further on those old days where you could do things that didn’t cost money. Of course, on the North Shore we had the ocean and beaches to spend time surfing, diving, fishing, etc. We also could get the akuheads free in those days to catch those huge Samoan crabs. We could go camping with no tents and use kiawe wood that was just laying around for the campfire. Lot of fresh water springs so we could go in the taro patches for crayfish or just float around in those totan type boats they used to harvest the taro. We used to explore for miles using the cane haul roads. You could find wild honey or jump in the spring water well and get run off by the Meadow Gold employee who came around with his dog and shotgun. Some of the brave ones could jump off the Rainbow bride or off the top of Waimea Valley falls which was not developed yet. We could also climb down to Waimea Bay (no parking lot yet; my uncle built that) and jump off the rock. We used to play some football with the Kahuku boys at the bay. Remember Junior Ah You, he was some athlete.

  76. st. anthony trojan February 13, 2014 4:21 pm

    yea..us old timers.. keep calm on here.. n we are not go after coaches.. just AD’S that want to close the yellow section..pick fights at wahine basketball games.. n try to squeeze a turnip n get coconut juice out of it…n get light bulbs changed he he he

  77. WWF February 13, 2014 4:24 pm


    What you describe is even before Hana Bata days . . .

  78. dream city mike February 13, 2014 4:32 pm

    The 60’s poking fat maninis at Kahului harbor pier 2! Da sabow w/ tomato, onion and ginger! Boy, them was some fun times!

  79. st. anthony trojan February 13, 2014 4:38 pm


    kids now just stay home n play games…wonder what it will be like 50 years from now.. n what will they be able to talk about when they were younger ???…maybe me come back as totan..but no one will kid know what to use me for.. just a plain roof maybe…that would be a very dull life for a piece of totan huh…he he he…just think..if it could talk.. no streams it traveled.. no irrigation ditches..the bays.. the bottom of the ocean…n the miles n miles it traveled.. giving enjoyment to kids.. of all ages n culture…kids that grew up to be the salt of the earth.. n blogger regulars…he he he….wow who would have thought ..kids from the 30’s n 40’s would all one day have a venue like that is provided for us here..to share our experiences.. laughs n tears..n there are a few of them also of course….

  80. st. anthony trojan February 13, 2014 4:44 pm

    wow mike.., u a kahului railroad man huh he he he..
    me work 4 ulupalakua ranch before …kahului… make akahi hot dogs there …

  81. old808 February 13, 2014 4:58 pm

    The UH Softball wahines won today 10 to 5. Heather Morales gave up 5 runs in the bottom of the fist inning which included a grand slam. What is impressive Morales scattered 3 hits over the last 6 innings to win her 4th game.

  82. st. anthony trojan February 13, 2014 5:03 pm

    fantastic.. what a comeback huh.. cool that mr. coolen leave her in.. n have confidence in his team to over cone that 5 run deficit…. good job lady wahine.. IMUA


  83. Andrew February 13, 2014 5:05 pm

    After listening to the Sports Animals, I don’t think Gary realizes that if they give more stipends to the football/men’s basketball teams, they’re going to have to give the same to the women’s teams due to title IX. I don’t think there are many schools that will be to afford to do so.

  84. old808 February 13, 2014 5:11 pm

    Nothing like remembering the good ole days when Hawaii was still a territory. I used to drink the ice cold spring water in Moanalua Gardems. Kalihi Theater used to have 10 cents matinees on Saturdays. Sugar cane extended up the mountain in Aiea above Waimalu and Newtown and Sumida watercress farm. Where Pearlridge shopping center is today it was all pasture land and there was a dirt field next to Sumida Farm on the right side that we used to play tackle football when it was muddy and rinsed off in the ice cold spring water stream that ran thru Sumida Farm.

  85. old808 February 13, 2014 5:15 pm

    We used to catch the old Leeward Bus to Liliha and walk to downtown and would stop at the Aala Pawnshop at beginning of what is now Aala park. We would of course walk around Hotel St and look at some of the ahhh posters that adorned some of the clubs and Beretania Follies.

  86. old808 February 13, 2014 5:17 pm

    Eh truman I bet you from the northshore lol. Did you know that the railroad used to haul the sugar cane around Kaena Point into town.

  87. tommui February 13, 2014 5:22 pm

    Palace Theatre had kids perform – sing, dance, whatever, after the matinee.
    I remember winning some stuff. They also had plates. cups etc as prizes.

    #71 st anthony trojan – when do you make 81? Just trying to figure who is older – you or me!

  88. old808 February 13, 2014 5:38 pm

    Ahh Palace Theatre had long lines for the Roy Rogers movies.

  89. st. anthony trojan February 13, 2014 5:48 pm

    he he.. tommy ur.. me is actually only 78…but said 80… for that smoking thingy only…maybe if me lucky will reach 80 sum day he he he

    this is kinda long.. n hopevthe blog host dont chew me out to much.. but kinda.. like this is old folks dy here.. so hope some of you old timers can relate.. i did not pen this.. but i just copy n paste..the author just passed of cancer.. n was married mere in PI… the topic was.. why should he go back to usa…

    Henry Carhuff of Cagayan de Oro wrote and posted this on another site.
    It should be valued as a classic.

    My hair is salt and pepper and my face shows the years of happiness and sorrow, my skin has lost its elasticity and somewhat stays where you put it.

    My belly hangs over my belt and looks like a wet potato sack, my toe nails are turning yellow and you need a set of limb cutters to keep them trim.

    My knees are becoming knobby and those strong legs I once had have lost their vim and vigor. My hands are covered with liver spots and don’t move with any dexterity, my biceps are now Byeceps.

    I need glasses to read and fall asleep if I read to long, there’s
    long hairs growing out of my ears and if the wind blows it tickles the inside of my ears.

    I have to put on my glasses to clip the hairs in my nones, my teeth are showing signs of wear, even the false ones.

    My walk is slower and I do sometimes wobble, I don’t run up the stairs anymore, as a matter of fact I can’t run down them ether. I often wonder how I ever made it up the hill in this condition to be what is known as “over the hill”.

    Bed time is now any time between six and nine, I sleep like an old baby.

    But on top of all this my Filipina, all of 25 years of age, tells me I’m still “gwapa” and keeps the spark of life burning inside. She cuts the hairs and trims the nails and cooks me meals with love, she sees more in me then I do and this makes me happy.

    Can anyone give me a damm good reason to go back ????
    I’m Henry from CDO

  90. oneseason February 13, 2014 5:57 pm

    #39 boolakanaka … lots of good numbers on methane and global warming


  91. Truman February 13, 2014 5:57 pm

    #79-st. anthony trojan, 30’s and 40’s wow a little before my time. I use the blog name truman because that’s who was president when I was born. You one funny guy but yeah it was fun but all that activity kept me slim and you know what happens when all that stops and you get older. lol.

  92. Truman February 13, 2014 6:06 pm

    #86-old808, yeah I remember the trains as WACO had a train in front of their offices for a long time when they no longer used them and went to those huge cane haulers. I used to remember all those useless facts like them being 50 tons (probably with load) and that is the same weight as tanks in those days. My dad was a mechanic who fixed those tanks and also those sanpans that used to dot the docks at the Haleiwa harbor. I got to go out with him to test run them. We also got the benefit of receiving free lobster and kona crabs. Lobster in those days were huge!!!

  93. amela February 13, 2014 6:43 pm

    If Saban/Alabama can convince the NCAA to abolish the hurry up to make his team even more dominant then the NCAA should limit 5 star and 4 star recruits to not more than 2 per team. Even the playing field yeah? Hurry up hurts the defensive players but what about a team stacked with the top recruits playing against teams that can’t recruit those type of players? That hurts too!

  94. d1shima February 13, 2014 7:05 pm

    Great evening All!

    WTG BasketBows!

  95. Inyoface February 13, 2014 7:20 pm

    I think no-huddle brings a sandlot type of football game which can lead to more excitement offensively. I can see how defensive guys like Saban can get irritated by it.

  96. whitey February 13, 2014 7:32 pm

    just looking at saban’s mug shot is irritating.

  97. Moocher February 13, 2014 8:48 pm

    yeah….like saban we should argue that the game hurts us and hawaiian style rules need to be ushered in.

    in aloha stadium bring in asphault (sp) and telephone or light poles for the goal lines….3 complete is first down, no need yard markers…then we get chance.

  98. Moocher February 13, 2014 8:49 pm

    heyyyyyyy…maybe thats a new format the pro-bowl can use when in hawaii if they want to change things up…

    pro bowl in hawaii is played hawaiian style and they use a white football that is airbrushed to look like a coconut 🙂

  99. whitey February 13, 2014 8:57 pm

    moocher, i luv the idea of football airbrushed like a coconut. supa!!!!!

  100. Moocher February 13, 2014 9:01 pm

    99 thanks 🙂

  101. Moocher February 13, 2014 9:03 pm


  102. kapakahi February 13, 2014 9:04 pm

    Definitely recall that R. Mello was known to be anything but……mellow…..back in HS.

  103. al February 13, 2014 9:42 pm

    tommui…okay i’ll ask. what did you do to win?
    sing opera?
    tap dance?

  104. NorthShoreFan February 13, 2014 10:06 pm

    Truman…you one old fut man….our canoe was totan but had one double outrigger made from red wood post that we wen saw in half..dang thing was guud..neva sink but one guy wen steal um and we neva could find out who..even in dat small community. da guy wen steal um but nvea could use um because we would cruz da Otake River every day to find him. Really poho.

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  106. el burro sabio February 13, 2014 10:45 pm

    Junk having long furry ears, they stay all sore now.

  107. Truman February 13, 2014 11:53 pm

    Hey NorthShoreFan, I think it’s past your bedtime. ha, ha, ha.

  108. al February 14, 2014 12:36 am

    allan boy…you from my ‘hood.
    you lived near the peanut lady, eh?

  109. al February 14, 2014 12:38 am

    tommui…did you win a hamburger eating contest?
    or was the hamburger created after the palace theater era????

  110. kruzen February 14, 2014 2:06 am


  111. wafan February 14, 2014 2:59 am

    Super Valentine’s Day morning!

  112. A-House February 14, 2014 6:09 am


    how come you us so early?

    teacher conference day?

  113. maddog50 February 14, 2014 6:19 am

    Just watched the tape of Seth Mello. This young man with good weight put on that frame could be a player very easily…..very impressed even though his size contributed to not getting placed…..he is relentless….I wish him the best and hope he makes it here

  114. Buffoman February 14, 2014 7:28 am

    Before I leave the “old fut discussion” one of the best things when we moved here was going to the Palace Theater and then crossing the street to the Dairyman (I think was this before Meadow Gold) Drive-in for their peach Melba.

    Remember the building where City Mill Kaimuki is now located. When I moved here, we went shopping there. The market was called PX and had one chocolate chip cookie baking machine at the entrance. They had to change the name because the military said could not use the name. They went out and I think IGA came in before P&P. There was also a slot car operation in the building and then Chico’s. Below there was Rainbow’s Pool Hall but I cannot remember the name of the drive in that was up there.

    You can tell how old people are by how they remember old buildings that have changed residents over time. So, that building is at least 50 years old.

  115. warriorrebel February 14, 2014 7:54 am

    I think Seth is a good size to be a fullback. Good blocking technique and pretty good feet.

  116. A-House February 14, 2014 8:03 am

    seems we all like Mello and his versatility to compete for different positions such as rush end, blocking back, line backer, special teams, etc.

    will UH accept his application so he can walk-on to the football team?

  117. A-House February 14, 2014 8:05 am

    soon St will rise from his slumber and explode this blog with fantastic sports news!!!!!!

    dreeeam, dream, dream

    dreeeam, dream, dream

    when we want players all we do is dreeeam, dream, dream

  118. A-House February 14, 2014 8:13 am

    old-fut days – still remember all the tanks that rumbled their way on our roads and the crews of the B-25 planes around us, the search lites lighting up the sky for the ack-ack guns about 40 yards from our house, and a vague memory of our white German shepherd that was shot to death by a certain Army Air force Captain when it strayed unto their base

    and this was NOT on Oahu!

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