Helping hand

Cornerback Mike Edwards, who is set to join the Warriors in mid-July , said he has received inspiration from inside receiver Davone Bess, a former Warrior now with the Miami Dolphins.

Edwards played eight games for Tennessee in 2009 before being dismissed after incurring legal troubles.

Edwards said he has chatted with Bess, who offered encouragement. Before joining the Warriors, Bess had spent time in a youth detention center for his role in a burglary.

“The first thing I told him was to take advantage of this opportunity, because he was very close to not having this chance,” Bess said. “I told him to make the most of it. Then I got into my story, how I’m a living example of hope and making the most of a second chance. If I can do it, he can do it.”

* * * * *

If you overslept, you missed the 6:30 a.m. workout, the Warriors’ official start to the offseason conditioning program.

But the Warriors have been practicing on their own for a while.

Quarterback Bryant Moniz said he has hosted weekly passing/receiving drills at his alma mater, Leilehua High, which installed synthetic turf last year.

“We work out at the home of the Mules โ€” Camp Wahiawa,” Moniz said.

He added: “The first week, it was just me and Royce (Pollard). And them me and Royce and Darius (Bright). Then me, Royce, Darius and some others. It’s whoever can come out here and make the trips.”

This week, the full unsupervised passing drills will be held on the Manoa campus.

* * * * *
Today is the final day for Media Hawaii Federal Credit Union, which will be absorbed by a larger FCU. Warm aloha to Wendy, Pam and Keith.


  1. chopsueyboy May 31, 2011 7:34 am


  2. chopsueyboy May 31, 2011 7:35 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  3. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 7:36 am

    Wonderful!!! Good luck and best wishes to Edwards!

  4. d1shima May 31, 2011 7:39 am

    Terrific of Bess to keep on giving back to the program by paying it forward to Mr. Edwards.

    Best wishes to both.

  5. d1shima May 31, 2011 7:39 am

    Top V!

  6. koakane May 31, 2011 7:39 am


    top 5?

  7. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 7:40 am

    nope KK

  8. koakane May 31, 2011 7:41 am

    missed again 6th place 2nd day in a row

    no matter good to see anoddah day in Hawaii Nei

  9. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 7:43 am

    was feeling sick yesterday, vomited 5 x, but feeling better today.

  10. koakane May 31, 2011 7:43 am

    oh busted again by gigi the perennial lurker

    probably has her computer locked in on this no matter what

  11. koakane May 31, 2011 7:44 am


  12. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 7:44 am

    kk, don’t you? thought everybody had a tab for the WB. lol

  13. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 7:47 am


    Put down the beer can. It’s easier to type with two hands.

  14. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 7:48 am


    May 31st, 2011 at 7:43 am edit

    was feeling sick yesterday, vomited 5 x, but feeling better today.


  15. d1shima May 31, 2011 7:48 am

    BC now talking about Bess’ most recent activities. Wow.

  16. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 7:49 am

    ST, you so old. Who drinks from beer cans these days? It’s bottles, Tsai, bottles.

  17. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 7:49 am

    ST, if I were hapai, I would be vomiting every day!!!

  18. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 7:51 am

    Drinking from bottles?

    Talk about the circle of life.

  19. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 7:51 am

    hmmm. Sounds like ST is fixated on pregnancy and newborns…

    look out, Wena!

  20. warriorsun May 31, 2011 7:52 am

    good article /report this am by our local host entitled, “warriors on the clock….”

    Ive been wondering about Mike Edwards and his demeanor.

    The last two years have turned his life upsidedown and has taken the highly touted Ohio high school athlete on a serendipitous journey to Hawaii through 5-timezones and several stops along the way. Most are aware of Edward’s natural talent and generous assests, yet still, apprehensive in how to measure it’s transition over two chaotic years.

    Tsai’s article provided a quick glance of this talented cornerback’s mindset and suggested Edward’s has put his problems behind him and placed his future in hard-earned sweat-equity. He commenced his training in a timely fashion ie, immediately following the end of last season, and appears to be enjoying the results of his labor: proudly pointing to his weight gain, strength and conditioning regimine….aloha, and welcome to the warrior ohana Mike….best wishes for 2011.

    Go Warriors!

  21. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 7:53 am

    I think it would have been more honorable for Tressel to either stay until The OSU mess has been cleaned up, or promise not to take another head coaching job until The OSU sanctions have been exhausted.

  22. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 7:55 am

    ST, Tressel was ASKED to resign. No choice.

  23. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 7:57 am

    Yesterday, someone said on the WB that he couldn’t believe Tressel would resign over a FEW DOLLARS at the tattoo parlor.

    But it amounted to $25,000, right? Hardly a few dollars.

  24. d1shima May 31, 2011 7:58 am

    Reverse auction for parking passes starts at 9. Feel like a lil’ gamblin’?

  25. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 7:59 am

    There’s this one first-year player, with a rep as a hard-hitter, who moved to Hawaii last week. He was accompanied by relatives, who helped him settle in. That was one of those reminders that, to us old futs, these guys are really still young people. And all parents try, in their own way, to make sure their kids are OK at a new school.

  26. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 8:01 am


    Tressel could have fought it. Might have ended up with a better settlement package.

    I just don’t like getaways. I would have kept him on campus, make him work it off as a compliance officer.

  27. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 8:03 am

    First rule of preschool: Clean up your own mess.

    OK, maybe that’s the second rule. The first rule is: Don’t make a mess.

  28. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 8:05 am

    When you have gangrene, doesn’t the doc amputate?

    Same with Tressel. He was an embarrassment to the school. Best to get rid of him and start fresh.

  29. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 8:07 am

    Jon Gruden – I’d like to see him coach, again.

  30. Slugger May 31, 2011 8:08 am

    Good morning, gangees!

    Good man, Davone Bess.

  31. d1shima May 31, 2011 8:08 am

    Still remember when #1 started preschool. In our orientation session the teacher mentioned teaching the kids the concept of forming a line.

    I was thinking, “Boy, I’m glad they have professionals to do that!”

  32. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 8:10 am


    I think the first instinct is: Get outta here!

    But I’ve been on many cleanup crews for school events, and when you’re trying to sweep rubbish into a dustpan with holes in it, after a while you think: Get that guy back here!!!

  33. d1shima May 31, 2011 8:10 am


    ….maybe not from behind a facemask!

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid May 31, 2011 8:10 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Camp Wahiawa? There’s reasons why they’re called the Leilehu “Mules”. Those receivers had to do a really long route to catch passes up yonder.

    Tressel? He musta been thinking that its best to “skitter” while the “skitterin’s good”. Didn’t want that swatter comin’ down on him! ๐Ÿ˜† Wonder what he’ll do now.

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid May 31, 2011 8:11 am

    “Leilehua” that should read.

  36. cc May 31, 2011 8:11 am

    If Ohio State is penalized with no post season play, like USC, do you think they would eager to schedule games with Hawaii?

  37. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 8:13 am

    I got kicked out of my first preschool (they were called nursery schools back in the day). Mrs. Thayer’s idea of punishment was making us drink a cup of warm water. I kept spitting out the water.

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid May 31, 2011 8:15 am

    Gigi #9 –

    Where you drinkin’ bottled Tsing Tao?

  39. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 8:15 am


    You’re right, I think UH should make the call.

    But it probably would be difficult to get The Ohio State University to come out here. They make a lot of money at the Horseshoe.

  40. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 8:17 am

    DPK, nope. I prefer Corona. Yay for Mexican water!!!

  41. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 8:19 am

    I really admire guys who can stand the browbeating by their coaches.

    Me? I would burst into tears.

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid May 31, 2011 8:20 am

    That Bess, volunteering in Costa Rica, mentoring a Warrior prospect, the guy is so inspiring.

  43. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 8:21 am

    Growing up, I used to like Ohio State. Thought Woody Hayes was a great coach. The Buckeyes had such a nice back-and-forth rivalry with Michigan.

    And then something happened. Instead of just being good, they started to act good and important. Reminded me of that Tai character in Clueless.

    Just like Notre Dame. They were really cool until they got the NBC deal.

  44. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 8:22 am


    Instead of browbeating, would you prefer drinking a cup of warm water?

  45. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 8:25 am

    ST, what’s the big deal with warm water? lol

  46. d1shima May 31, 2011 8:27 am

    Namby Pamby Land. Love that commercial.

  47. warriorsun May 31, 2011 8:27 am

    there is a lot brewing in the bcs homemade pot-of-stew and as sam choy likes to point out, its not so much the taste as the ingredients that make the product. tressel is just one spoonful. anyone inside the beltway that knows the workings of congress knows the hound’s nose is sniffing in the stew. The fiesta bowl flap over lavish spending and political contributions was not an annomally, but rather a symptom of bcs arrogance. ohio state had no choice, tressel is expendable: get rid of the body, plea for a lesser charge and avoid the scrutiny before someone with an ounce of gray matter on-the-hill makes the link to bcs, big money, exploitation, collusion, monopoly and corruption.

  48. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 8:31 am


    30 Rock was right: GEICO has to narrow down its spokepeople. The gecko. The cavemen. The guy with the Rod Serling voice. The money with the bouncing eyes …

  49. d1shima May 31, 2011 8:33 am

    Any word on progress of the new turf at Aloha Stadium?

  50. d1shima May 31, 2011 8:35 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    HoloHolo Time….

  51. jm2375 May 31, 2011 8:40 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Tuesday that feels like a Monday.

    Got this from my friend on Facebook:


    – ATD – at the doctor.

    – BFF – best friend fell.

    – BTW – bring the wheelchair.

    – BYOT – bring your own teeth.

    – FWIW – forgot where I was.

    – GGPBL – gotta go, pacemaker battery low.

    – GHA – got heartburn again.

    – IMHAO – is my hearing aid on?

    – LMDO – laughing my dentures out.

    – OMMR – on my massage recliner.

    – ROFLACGU – rolling on floor laughing and can’t get up.

    – TTYL – talk to you louder!

  52. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 8:48 am


    re: ATD — I can identify with this one!

  53. tommui May 31, 2011 8:50 am


    jm2375 – are you kidding – all those texting codes are applicable to me

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid May 31, 2011 9:00 am

    Hey Tom!

  55. al May 31, 2011 9:08 am


  56. al May 31, 2011 9:10 am

    davone bess…what a guy!

    with all of his success he remains that humble, caring, and gracious person that he is.

    in ten years he’ll be in the uh hall of fame.

  57. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc May 31, 2011 9:19 am

    I attended the Stadium Authority meeting last week during which Scott Chan, the Stadium manager, presented an update on all of the capital improvements – including the turf replacement – being done over the next several months.

    Afterwards, I called Stephen and suggested that either Dave Reardon, Ferd Lewis, or Stephen himself take some time to talk to Scott and watch the video presentation.

  58. tommui May 31, 2011 9:24 am

    DPK – good morning to you!

  59. al May 31, 2011 9:28 am

    what about me?

  60. al May 31, 2011 9:30 am

    all right…i’ll ask. who’s the guy in #25?

  61. LizKauai May 31, 2011 9:33 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  62. Slugger May 31, 2011 9:44 am

    ST ~

    6:30 am?!? Did you make it? When do they practice next? I have time to walk now that my friends are back home in CA. Mahalo!

  63. Da Punchbowl Kid May 31, 2011 9:46 am

    Good Morning to you too, brother. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  64. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 10:12 am

    Has Davone Bess ever donated monies to the UHAD? Just wondering.

  65. SteveM May 31, 2011 10:31 am

    Good morning everyone!

  66. mctruck May 31, 2011 10:46 am

    So guys…..I want to ask you’al, if I get requests from twitter to follow me, etc., and I don’t know these people from adam, is it safe or not to establish a connection or whatever twitter calls it? I have my reservations about all of these social networking>

  67. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 10:52 am

    mctruck, if you value your privacy, don’t do twitter or facebook. I have heard negative things about facebook, in particular.

    A friend of mine wrote a long essay about his love for his father, and discovered a while later, that management at facebook had deleted the essay and substituted a link to a song about a father.


  68. mctruck May 31, 2011 10:58 am


    yeah, that’s what I’m talking bout. Why I asked is because I’ve had a couple requests from diferrent females wanting permission to follow me on twitter…..which I have yet to use…and I’m saying to myself, “whoa-nellie?” whats this??

  69. SteveM May 31, 2011 11:01 am

    RE: #66

    mctruck — I dunno, but this seems an unusual question from someone who was once the second-most secret blogger here. ๐Ÿ˜†

  70. mctruck May 31, 2011 11:01 am

    Thanks, Gigi…..being a guru in the literary arena, I’ll take your advise. Big Mahalo.

  71. mctruck May 31, 2011 11:03 am

    SteveM, only the shadow knows….bwaaaaahahaha!!

  72. mctruck May 31, 2011 11:06 am

    I knew dat but I was asking for my friends-friend…….bwaaaaahahaha!

  73. mctruck May 31, 2011 11:07 am

    Have a guuuuuudday, everybody.

  74. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 11:07 am

    you guys should start a blog. It can be as personal or revealing as you want it to be. heck, you don’t even have to reveal your real name!

    trouble with facebooks is you have to use your real name.

    what if you want to delete your account? management keeps emailing you even after you delete your account.

    no thanks. not the same for blogs.

  75. SteveM May 31, 2011 11:11 am

    RE: #68

    ahhhh… mystery explained. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Facebook is kinda interesting. Let’s you post photos and videos of yourself easily. ๐Ÿ™„

    But if you made an account, use another email account (yahoo, gmail, etc.) and maybe use “McTruck” as a last name. Then mark yourself as “single” and watch the ads… ๐Ÿ˜

  76. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 11:12 am

    SteveM, sounds like you are experienced with facebook.

  77. tommui May 31, 2011 11:12 am

    AL – good morning to you – but what happen to our hamburger visit last week?

    (Unfortunately, I’m on a diet the next couple of weeks) But you figured that one out too? ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 11:13 am


    Why wouldn’t you want to use your real name?

    Why hide behind an opinion?

    At work, nobody reads letters that don’t have return addresses.

    There are some people who take a long time to write a letter, then won’t sign it. Maybe they have a great opinion. Maybe they don’t. But if it’s unsigned, who cares?

    Oh, well.

  79. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 11:15 am


    Think they’re doing 7-on-7s tomorrow afternoon. Not sure of the time, though.

  80. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 11:16 am

    Tom, have you eaten at The Counter in Kahala? Excellent burgers custom made.

    Check out this link:

  81. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 11:18 am

    ST, haven’t you ever written something and then regretted it?

    I have and later deleted it from my blog.

    Trouble with my blog is I reveal my real name in the bio because I am trying to sell my books.

  82. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 11:19 am


    A few years ago, there was a guy who came up to me, said he posted on other sites.

    He starts calling me by name, so I ask him what his name is. He won’t say. He says he only goes by his online name. I’m like, yeah, that’s fine, but I obviously can see you, so you’re not anonymous anymore. He said, nope, he only guys by his online name. Anyway, we chatted a bit. Then as I’m leaving, he says, “See you, Stephen.” And I said, “No, you have to call me Warrior Beat host.”

  83. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 11:22 am

    lol ST. that is pretty extreme.

  84. SteveM May 31, 2011 11:24 am


    May 31st, 2011 at 11:12 am

    SteveM, sounds like you are experienced with facebook.

    gigi — not really, I mainly operate a restaurant and farm simulation there…but getting close to retirement.

  85. Slugger May 31, 2011 11:25 am

    Thanks, ST. Perhaps I’ll do a walk-about tomorrow afternoon.

  86. NCAA May 31, 2011 11:29 am

    Keep working hard Edwards!

    Keep working hard Moniz, corps of receivers, and the rest of the team!

    Bess is the best!

    gigi-hawaii, seems like you reveal plenty much on this blog. Family history, future vacations, where you ate or going to eat, fashion, sheesh, just like facebook. LOL

  87. Satch May 31, 2011 11:31 am

    Instead of exploring the possibility of Ohio St. coming to Hawaii which will never happen because of the prohibitive expense etc..Hawaii should explore the possibility of going to Ohio St. as Hawaii has already been to Alabama, Iowa, & Wisconsin so if Ohio St. could cover Hawaii’s expenses and since they will be on probation esp. from post-season then the chances look good for a game at Ohio St. Oh, well, even fantasies come true…imagine a pkg. deal to Ohio St. on a charter….I would be the first to sign-up….whatever the cost may be……cheers to everyone!!

  88. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 11:33 am

    but if I want to delete my blog, that can be done with a click.

    no emails from management after that is done.

    zip, fini.

  89. NCAA May 31, 2011 11:35 am

    You can’t delete, by yourself, what you already wrote on here. As SteveM mentioned, use another email address that you could care less about or create one just for fb. ๐Ÿ™„

  90. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 11:37 am

    In the past, I have asked ST to delete my comment. And he has. Especially after I revealed my daughter’s place of employment.

  91. NCAA May 31, 2011 11:39 am

    Ummm, I just wrote, “by yourself”.

  92. SteveM May 31, 2011 11:47 am

    Re: #88

    gigi — did you base your books only on what you heard? Similarly, Facebook is evolving and while similar to a blog on a transient smaller scale, I do not think a person like you having both is mutually exclusive. Same stuff…but closer to your bloggers.

    I run a website, which, due to it’s old-fashioned simplicity, is static and does not allow direct interaction from the viewers.

  93. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 11:52 am

    I have noticed that some people who have both FB and blogs tend to neglect their blogs because they are so busy on FB.

    My daughter is one of them. She hasn’t updated her blog since December.

  94. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 11:54 am


    You’re right about OSU not coming here. Apparently the NCAA is cracking down on schools using the Hawaii exemption as a reward for schools on probation. That was nearly the case with USC. It all stems from Alabama, while on probation, using Hawaii as its version of a bowl game.

    UH would consider going to Ohio State as 1) home and home, or 2) if it gets a lot of moolah. But home-and-home won’t be a possibility.

  95. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 11:55 am

    The best thing about a blog is nobody sends you Farmville requests.

    People always say they want to work on my “farm.” I’m like, uh, no, but I’ve got a big backyard. Knock yourself out.

  96. NCAA May 31, 2011 11:56 am


  97. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 12:04 pm

    Glad that S-A blogs use WordPress. It is much easier to submit a comment on WordPress than on Blogspot.

    Fewer snafus, too.

  98. tommui May 31, 2011 12:12 pm

    GIGI re #80 – yes and really liked it – but it is crowded when I get there. Teddy’s on Beretania is closer to home and been there a couple of times

  99. al May 31, 2011 12:29 pm


  100. al May 31, 2011 12:29 pm


  101. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 12:45 pm

    hey, Al, ready for the Miami Heat’s debacle? lol.

    Go, Dirk, go!

  102. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 12:46 pm

    Meltdown!!! It is so hot in Miami, the Heat will melt.

  103. Last Call May 31, 2011 12:48 pm

    Softball News

    New Mexico State softball player Hoku Nohara (Waimanalo, Hawai’i & Kamehameha HS) copped a plea on her assault charge and got the charges dropped in exchange for entering into diversion program according to court records.

  104. Stephen Tsai May 31, 2011 12:49 pm

    I dislike the Heat because the nickname is confusing. (Yes, it’s a collective noun, thus singular.)

    Same as the Thunder.




  105. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 12:55 pm

    Sheesh is a nickname? lol

  106. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 1:02 pm

    So, LeBron is going to guard Dirk. He’s going to have a hard time doing that.

    What’s that short Maverick’s name? Berrea? He will escape the Heat’s clutches cause he’s so little.


  107. NCAA May 31, 2011 1:11 pm

    LeBron has been named to the NBA All-Defensive team for the last 3 years.

  108. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 1:15 pm

    Well, what does Scottie Pippin know? He said that LeBron is the greatest player of all time, slighting his comrade, Michael Jordan.

    I guess LeBron has to prove he’s good enough to win a ring.

    Let the games begin!

  109. NCAA May 31, 2011 1:23 pm

    He said he “may be the greatest…” Nickname, Sheesh. LOL

  110. LizKauai May 31, 2011 1:25 pm

    What city do the Sheesh play for?

    gigi- you are right about neglecting my blog. Guilty.

    facebook is like going to Ala Moana and running into old friends from different islands and having lunch with them at the food court. Don’t feel like cooking when I get home.

    Facebook is great for planning events involving people from many different time zones. Our concert tour of India last summer, involving 130 people from 20 countries was organized on facebook.

    Our family reunion cruise this summer is being organized on facebook. It works very well.


  111. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 1:31 pm

    Liz, what’s wrong with email for scheduling stuff?

    I use email to set up bloggers parties cause all bloggers have email accounts.

    But, what works for you…

    Just don’t like what they did to my friend’s essay about his father — FB deleted it and subbed a link instead.

  112. SteveM May 31, 2011 1:34 pm

    Hey Liz– I just found out tunalvr is going on his first cruise to Alaska in June. After this summer, you, KymryKauai, and he can hold your own Kauai Cruiser’s Call. There are probably more…

  113. duttweiler May 31, 2011 1:49 pm

    Simply like Dirt 3 PS3 game bittorrent that i downloaded recently. Any of you have recommendation of a similar video game?

  114. NCAA May 31, 2011 1:59 pm

    duttweiler, Dirt 3 for xbox. LOL

  115. Slugger May 31, 2011 2:20 pm

    MLB: I’m so happy to be able to watch the SF Giants! So glad they aren’t blacking out the games. Got pics of Eli who’s catching and Branden Belt at Spring Training.

  116. LizKauai May 31, 2011 2:30 pm

    gigi- email is too cumbersome when you have to notify a hundred people of many many details and unique situations that may apply to groups within the larger group. We were dealing with flights and schedules around the volcanic ash plume from Iceland… sectionals, visas and passports, ground transportation coordination, you name it… facebook was fabulous.

  117. Dennis Halloran May 31, 2011 2:33 pm

    Beer cans are better than bottles, some more research has shown. Keeps the stuff fresher!

    Just like in Wine , the future is plastic bottles and screw tops.

    When I was in the Barossa Valley, near the Australian Wine Institute, A winery that was top end and state of the art, gave us a compelling audio visual report on the physics and chemistry involved.

    The plus was when we carted a sixer of their wine around it was much lighter

    I usually set my beer can down to type only because my inward curved fingers (Dupytrans) can”t reach all the keys

    Watching a replay of Houston and UCLA football game and Houston’s offense is being handled by the speed of UCLA on defense.

  118. J-FORCE May 31, 2011 2:45 pm

    Go Heat!! Go Warriors!!

  119. d1shima May 31, 2011 3:12 pm

    FB is very efficient. Gangs use it to coordinate mob-style attacks like seen in South Beach this past weekend.

  120. d1shima May 31, 2011 3:15 pm

    that should be: south Boston.

  121. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 3:15 pm

    shoots, I was on the phone with a friend and the game has already started!!!

    commercial on.

    gotta see who is leading!!!

  122. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 3:16 pm

    oh no 10-5 Miami

  123. ibkuxbz May 31, 2011 3:28 pm

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  124. PIAA TJ May 31, 2011 3:42 pm

    Hi everyone, please please please, put this on your facebook – and email to everyone you know…. PIAA can possibly earn a share of $12,000,000 – hopefully a few thousand anyway…!!! But we need need 100 “likes” by June 28th…tell your all your facebook friends and family!

    If you don’t have a facebook page you can still click on the ‘like’ button on the link!

    Please help, its a way you can help without giving us any money, any time and very very little effort.

    Thanks very much, PIAA TJ

  125. d1shima May 31, 2011 4:03 pm

    Done TJ. Good Luck!

  126. chopsueyboy May 31, 2011 4:14 pm

    anyone having audio trouble with the NBA Finals?

    or is it just us?

  127. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 4:17 pm

    it’s ABC

  128. d1shima May 31, 2011 4:18 pm

    No problems; not watching!

  129. iwonderwhytheyhateme May 31, 2011 4:27 pm

    Is Bryant Moniz Micronesian? I just read that comment on one of the articles.

    I thought he was like Hawaiian mix.

  130. LizKauai May 31, 2011 4:36 pm

    TJ- done

  131. Kazz May 31, 2011 4:39 pm


    May 31st, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    No problems; not watching!


  132. Shoko May 31, 2011 4:58 pm

    LMAO @ 82! Thats comedy…

  133. Pauoa Boy May 31, 2011 5:37 pm

    D. Wade is too much for Dirk the Dork, looks like the Mavs got melted by too much Heat!

  134. PIAA TJ May 31, 2011 5:37 pm

    Thanks for voting d1 and Liz! Keep ’em coming everyone! Post 124. We’re almost 1/2 way there.

  135. Shoko May 31, 2011 5:41 pm

    This might be a short NBA Finals.

  136. gigi-hawaii May 31, 2011 5:45 pm

    dont give away the score. Al has the game on his DVR. lol

  137. 808ike May 31, 2011 5:51 pm

    PIAA TJ,


  138. d1shima May 31, 2011 6:01 pm



  139. madeinhawaii May 31, 2011 6:22 pm

    I believe Bryant Moniz is Chinese, Hawaiian, and Irish…

  140. madeinhawaii May 31, 2011 6:32 pm

    Although… “Moniz” doesn’t sound Irish, Chinese or Hawaiian….

  141. Garret May 31, 2011 7:14 pm

    The National College Players Association has done to research to show that an Athletic Scholarship falls short of being a full ride. In fact, academic scholarships offer true full rides while the “full ride” of an athletic scholarship leaves things out. So, if a student-athlete plays for years for a certain school, he/she would have to pay almost $44,000!

    I find it SHAMEFUL that some colleges require their student athletes to pay for medical coverage out of their own pocket! Athletes need medical coverage and the least a school can do for the athletes that sacrifice their body for their school is cover their medical expenses!

    A study conducted by the NCPA and the Ithaca College Graduate Program in Sport Management reveals that NCAA rules force players to pay for thousands in educational-related expenses. Scholarship shortfalls are different from one college to the next so it is important for recruits to consider how much they are expected to pay at each school. The range of out-of-pocket expenses for a “full” scholarship student-athlete is $200/year to $10,962/year depending on the college.

  142. Garret May 31, 2011 7:18 pm

    The interesting news to me is that UH has the *best* scholarship coverage of any MWC or WAC school. Scholarships for UH athletes fall $1,674/year short of covering the true cost for them to go to UH.

    Here are some other schools for comparison. The $$ amount given is the amount computed that is not covered by the “full-ride” athletic scholarship.

    UH $1,674

    University of Utah $5,886

    San Diego State University $3,977

    Brigham Young University $3,700

    University of Idaho $4,832

    San Jose State University $4,110

    New Mexico State University $3,878

    University of Nevada $3,855

    Boise State University $3,804

    Utah State University $3,540

    Louisiana Tech University $3,459

    Fresno State $2,832

    NCAA rules prevent all of its colleges from providing athletic scholarships that fully cover the price tag of the school better known as the cost of attendance. That leaves players on “full” scholarship with significant out-of-pocket expenses for education-related expenses such as various academic supplies and fees.

  143. Garret May 31, 2011 7:24 pm

    So, if the NCAA College Players Association and the NCAA itself get their way and athletic scholarships are increased to cover the full cost of school, it will cost UH less than all other WAC and MWC schools.

    Some schools make their athletes pay for school supplies and medical coverage…how is that giving a full ride? Even worse, the *academic* scholarships cover everything while the athletic scholarships do not.

    Heck, I made a profit by going to school–I even bought a condo when I was a grad student and qualified for the loan solely from my fellowship. Why should my academic scholarships have paid for all fees and health coverage when athletes who give up so much of their own time to represent their school had to ask their families to give them money for those things?

  144. madeinhawaii May 31, 2011 7:48 pm


    So, an athlete coming to Hawaii vs the schools listing saves $$$ each year? How does this compare to the rest of the MWC, I wonder?

  145. Slugger May 31, 2011 8:00 pm

    #134 ~ Please help PIAA. I personally know a couple of students who were helped by PIAA to get to college. They played football… ๐Ÿ™‚

  146. al May 31, 2011 9:51 pm

    1 – 0

  147. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc May 31, 2011 11:03 pm

    I’ve never been to Facebook. Is there some way to lurk without having to sign up or sign in?

    As for setting up my own: I cannot imagine that anything I do personally would be of interest to anyone else. If I don’t have any “friends” in the real world, why would I have any in cyberspace?

  148. jm2375 May 31, 2011 11:33 pm

    gigi – Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with relatives and friends. I have actually gotten to know some of my cousins better through FB than in real life. Some people check their FB pages more often than their email. When we went on vacation last year, it was easier to talk to my cousins on FB than through email or phone to arrange when we would be coming and our activities once we got there.

  149. jm2375 May 31, 2011 11:34 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜ณ #148 is also for WDoc.

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  152. Slugger June 1, 2011 12:09 am

    Stockton to Malone ~ miss these guys

    Kidd to Marion ~

    Night all!

  153. Larraine App June 1, 2011 3:05 am

    us? Thinkest thou refuse to thee; and thou overthrowest them every drove out of Goshen; for the children of the midst of my power, and herds be a ladder set his father: and for you, and all that they shall all the twelve brethren, and

  154. Garret June 1, 2011 3:54 am


    Here are the annual amounts that MWC athletic scholarships do not cover. Air Force is not included in this list of course since they are in a whole different category. TCU is an expensive private school and their athletes only need to pay a little more than UH, but Utah and SDSU are public Universities that seem to force their athletes to pay the most in the MWC–a “full ride” to Utah over 5 years will cost an student-athlete over $29k.

    University of Utah $5,886

    San Diego State University $3,977

    Brigham Young University $3,700

    University of New Mexico $3,430

    University of Wyoming $3,088

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas $2,570

    Colorado State University $2,232

    Texas Christian University $1,920

  155. d1shima June 1, 2011 6:03 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice read about Davone Bess today.

  156. d1shima June 1, 2011 6:04 am

    Bess is running the right “Routes”

  157. Kekoa June 1, 2011 6:08 am

    Good morning TJ! Gotcha covered. Mahalo for all you do.

    Tsai-ko’s Unite!

    Let’s rally ’round TJ and PIAA. We often blog of the increasing cost of sending our kids to college. We must continue to help our youngsters get to the next level on a schollie. TJ works hard at providing that opportunity.

    Go to post #124 and click on their link.

  158. Kekoa June 1, 2011 6:11 am

    Good morning TJ! Gotcha covered. Mahalo for all you do.

    Tsai-ko’s Unite!

    Let’s rally ’round TJ and PIAA. We often blog of the increasing cost of sending our kids to college. We must continue to help our youngsters get to the next level on a schollie. TJ works hard at providing that opportunity.

    Go to post #124 and click on their link.

    (putting megaphone down, and going to get kope)

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