Falemalu, Fonoti expected to miss UNLV game

UH head coach Greg McMackin said he does not expect defensive ends Paipai Falemalu or Fetaiagogo Fonoti to play in Saturday’s game against UNLV. Both did not practice today. Falemalu was on crutches and wearing a medical boot to protect a sprained right ankle. Fonoti has missed more than two weeks of practices because of a hyper-extended left knee.


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LAS VEGAS — Maybe because it’s Vegas — OK, definitely because it’s Vegas — but there have not been any murmurs about missing home.

Not from coaches. Nor from players. Nor from staff. (More UH staff workers, in fact, are arriving today.)

Former UH basketball coach Riley Wallace used to worry about players being “hotel-logged,” his phrase for the negative effects on a team being on the road too long. But the Warriors appear not only to be energetic, but unflinchingly focused.

A lot has to do with the tight schedule: Practice. Meetings. Meals. Study hall. Rinse. Repeat.

Part of it is the mini-suite-like rooms, each featuring a fridge and 40-inch, flat-screen TV. (Confession: Because I did not notice the wide-screen TV mounted on the wall, I aimed the TV remote at … the fridge, which is in the TV cabinet.)

Comfy players are happy players.

Busy players are focused players.

So, yes, Vegas is starting to feel like home.

Maybe that’s why Wallace has homes in both Vegas and Hawai‘i.



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One of the Hawai‘i  high school football legends— former Saint Louis slotback/returner Shannon Cabunoc — stopped by the hotel where the team is staying.

Cabunc is doing well. He lives in Vegas, working for a limo company. He recently drove Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and her dog.


  1. truegreen September 17, 2009 2:35 am

    Yay, first! I love my new flat screen TV at home. Wish the new ones at Aloha Stadium were 40-inches.

  2. truegreen September 17, 2009 2:37 am

    ST: So when the food in your fridge gets old and changes color, you can use the remote to make it look fresh again.

  3. truegreen September 17, 2009 2:37 am

    Yup, it is 3am in the morning here.

  4. ChinaDrew September 17, 2009 2:37 am

    Jus’ win Warriors!

    All In!

  5. HiFlyer September 17, 2009 2:40 am

    wow ST still up or up early in LV

    top five?

  6. Rich2176 September 17, 2009 2:42 am

    LizK – Can’t wait to have you show me how to use my big boy….(Nikkon…lol)….safe travels to everyone. Leaving L.A. in 6 hrs.

  7. HiFlyer September 17, 2009 2:43 am

    ST- are you felling better this morning? no more talking to Ralph on the big white phone.

  8. HiFlyer September 17, 2009 2:47 am

    Safe travels to all that are leaving today for the big rock, good luck at the tables. GO WARRIORS!!!

  9. wafan September 17, 2009 3:13 am

    Good morning, all!

  10. wafan September 17, 2009 3:13 am

    Two in the top 10!!! Yeah!

  11. wafan September 17, 2009 3:14 am

    Spoke with KK yesterday on his way to buy liquid refreshments.

    Those guys must be taking care of their hydration problems.


  12. wafan September 17, 2009 3:16 am

    Too bad about the injured UNLV player from Hawai’i. Hate to see injuries to anyone — especially if they are Warriors!

  13. wafan September 17, 2009 3:17 am

    East coast has clickable TV commercials. Great. Just what I always wanted. More commercials. Dang.

  14. wafan September 17, 2009 3:18 am

    Sure is quiet down South.

  15. wafan September 17, 2009 3:20 am

    Commercials for Christmas stage productions in Seattle started to run this morning. Rockettes and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

    They skipped Halloween and Thanksgiving!

  16. wafan September 17, 2009 3:22 am

    Busy day today!

  17. NYUH September 17, 2009 3:27 am

    Got my coffee and 40 inch blaring.

    Hope Rausch is healing quickly but taking advantage of the situation to build some muscle and practice the haka.

  18. NYUH September 17, 2009 3:32 am

    So my building was just wired for FIOS. I’m suffering with TW but enjoying the HD games and I’ve already paid for my ESPNGameplan (a waste so far). Do I give up the Gameplan and sign up for the FIOS? BTW, my STB keeps crashing now and I have to constantly reboot and sometimes miss recording shows on my DVR. Anybody got FIOS?

  19. Stephen Tsai September 17, 2009 3:37 am

    When I first saw the headline, I thought: A gas company is injured?
    Then again, I do point remotes at fridges.

  20. Stephen Tsai September 17, 2009 3:40 am

    They keep practicing the haka.
    One of the players said they won’t debut it until the Fresno State game.
    They said they have the motions, but need to perfect the chant.
    OK, why do I keep hearing Madonna singing: “I’ve got the moves, baby, you’ve got the motion … if we got together, we’d be causin’ a commotion…”

  21. Stephen Tsai September 17, 2009 3:44 am

    Rich does the “Ferd” trick with me.
    “Ferd” will call my cell. And if I don’t pick up, he’ll call, my home phone. Then cell. Then home phone.
    By the time I’m available, I’ll check caller ID, then call him back.
    He won’t pick up.
    Then you have to call a second time, and he’ll say: “Oh, sorry, I was busy.”
    Every time I call Rich2176 back, no answer.
    We’ve left voice mails with each other the past week. Then again, I did call him at 12:30 a.m. today.

  22. losthawaiian September 17, 2009 4:16 am

    In today’s LA times sport section, they had an article about that wide receiver/ track star. He just quit the team and will now concentrate only on track. Seems like our boys whacked the desire right out of his system. I guess there’s no contact in track…..LOL!

  23. losthawaiian September 17, 2009 4:19 am

    OOPS! should have read, “WSU wide receiver/track star”.

  24. whitey September 17, 2009 4:28 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. This is just info and not promotion for some of you who listen to bc on radio.
    9/17 Thu. Bc live and Sports animal live
    9/18 Fri. Bc live. Warrior party free admission at the California. Sports animal live.
    9/19 Sat. UH tailgate party at the Cal 4 pm to 7 pm featuring Amy Hanalaliil

  25. Rich2176 September 17, 2009 4:42 am

    ST only has part of the story correct. I don’t know his home phone #. I didn’t receive a call at 12:30 a.m. We have played phone tag…


  26. TYaiea September 17, 2009 4:43 am

    aloha kakahiaka tsaikos, getting itchy already, leaving tonite on the 10:50 hal. be in lv in the morning. first thing visit the sports book and put my kala in for the warriors. IMUA NA KOA….

  27. las vegas September 17, 2009 4:50 am

    from the mean streets of Hawaii Kai………….

    Tomorrow night 9/18 is the KARAOKE CALL at Kiku Hana Restaurant
    on Rainbow/Sahara.(Doors open at 530 pm)
    I will arrive in LV at 0715, be at the clinic from 9 am to 2 pm so if you need to contact me at the last minute call 702-741-0075 after 2 pm.
    $3.00 donation for the karaoke guy, Mahalo!

    On 9/19 bus leaves Cici’s pizza at 630 pm, those of us eating a Cici’s please meet between 5 and 530 pm, cost pp is $7.52

  28. las vegas September 17, 2009 4:51 am

    Ha! same flight

  29. las vegas September 17, 2009 5:06 am

    Thank you for the prayers and words of support my family and
    I received during this last crisis.
    Dad is with Mom and both will be interred in Punchbowl this morning.
    See you folks next Sept. when I return for Dad’s one year ceremony.

  30. djmitcho September 17, 2009 5:19 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has safe travels. And for those of you already in the 702, try not to get into too much trouble. Wish I was going.

  31. d1島 September 17, 2009 5:45 am

    Great Morning All!

    Good to hear the players staying focused on the trip.

    Gonna be a lo-o-o-o-ng “short” day today!
    Flying out at 9 tonite for LA then driving over in the mornin’!

    Eh Stephen,

    Jus’ for kicks try point the remote at the curtains! 😆

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


    YMI still here!!!

  32. jm2375 September 17, 2009 5:59 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Safe travels to those traveling to root on the Warriors in person, esp those driving from LA after getting off the red-eye!

    d1 – YRU still here?

    ST – did you find your arse yet?

    CRW – how did the DC housing search go?

  33. big hilo on da move September 17, 2009 6:00 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    just noticed that its 9:05 am PST here, but it reads 6:05 am on da bottom of the computer. weeeeeeeeeee, technology an progress. :mrgreen:

    yep, Hilo is on da move, closing in on Vegas. getting chances fo spend money at 711, buying da megapix. 😀

    i am trapped. tryin fo get odda peeps to move fasta is not happenin.

    whitey, i’ll be making plenny noise tonight about midnite next to our room.
    😆 heard from Doreen you get plenny salmon. rumah iz yu coming Sandy’s house, bringing barrrrahhtoe fo hilo. :mrgreen:

    na na na

  34. big hilo on da move September 17, 2009 6:02 am

    looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night kiku hana.

    midnite, got your call. will be calling tomorrow afternoon, make time arrangements and all. practice drinking so you can sing good. 😀

  35. big hilo tied up in riverside September 17, 2009 6:03 am


  36. big hilo tied up in riverside September 17, 2009 6:06 am

    keep focused Warriors.

    UNLV is gonna be a game. Work Hard!

    Go Warriors!

  37. Ronnie September 17, 2009 6:11 am

    Good morning!

    bighilofan2 – are you driving to Vegas from L.A.? We’re leaving tomorrow night (darn that work!) and I understand your frustration!

  38. rage777 September 17, 2009 6:13 am


    I have FIOS TV, internet, and phone. I love it except for a few things about the FIOS TV. I don’t like that you need a STB for each TV to get a digital signal. The DVR on the STB isn’t the best, I like the Tivo way more. If I could afford a TivoHD, I would definitely get that over the Fios box and get some M-cards. I don’t like that I can’t use my PC as a DVR anymore unless I get a STB or a little converter box. Other than that, I really like Fios.

  39. lava September 17, 2009 6:21 am

    Re #22, was that one of the guys who got popped in the game?

  40. J September 17, 2009 6:25 am


    Should I check out Mt. Rubidoux today? Any additions?

  41. BNS September 17, 2009 6:43 am

    Leaving home now, see everyone in vegas

  42. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! September 17, 2009 6:55 am


    ST- you are sounding way better. Hope you FEEL better too!


  43. Slugger September 17, 2009 7:08 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Safe travels to all those who are headed to LV today.

    las vegas,

    Glad you could get services set up at Punchbowl today before you had to fly out of town. Mahalo for all of your efforts to set things up for the game & festivities in LV. Have a safe trip home tomorrow.

  44. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! September 17, 2009 7:12 am

    las vegas- ((((HUGS))))

    cu soon!

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid September 17, 2009 7:29 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Blessings to you and your family this day, John Collins.

  46. Pomai September 17, 2009 7:42 am

    LV may the sun always rise on you and your family, God speed my friend.

  47. tom mui September 17, 2009 7:43 am


    There is a book contest that awards 50,000 books to the state with the most votes.

    It is easy to vote. All you have to do is visit the website once a day (14 days left) and choose Hawaii, and click to vote. You don’t have to fill in the other spots. Just go to the box that asks where you want 50,000 books to be sent, find Hawaii and click. AND YES, YOU ONLY HAVE TO CLICK ON *WHERE DO YOU WANT THE BOOKS TO GO….ITS THE ONLY REQUIRED FIELD.

    I’ve included the link: http://booksforkids.firstbook.org/whatbook/about.php

    Come on Tsaikos – make like it was voting for Jasmine Trias!!!

    ON TO VEGAS – GO WARRIORS and we go too!

  48. TYaiea September 17, 2009 7:56 am

    tom mui, voted again. keep reminding us to vote. lv john see you at departure or in vegas. Imua Warriors

  49. ai-eee-soos September 17, 2009 7:56 am

    Bad news – – –

    LAS VEGAS >> Freshman Paipai Falemalu is out and senior John Fonoti is unlikely to play Saturday against UNLV, Hawaii football coach Greg McMackin said today after practice as the Warriors continue to be plagued by injuries at defensive end.

    At left end, junior Jake Heun will make his first Division I start, and Liko Satele will start on the right, the coach said. Elliott Purcell and Bo Montgomery are now No. 2 on the depth chart.


  50. kama krab September 17, 2009 8:23 am

    Howzit Everybody,


    Definately bad news. Hopefully we kind find diamonds in the ruff from our second and third string guys and hopefully we can get John Fonoti and Paipai back by the time we get up to Ruston. If we don’t, that game might become a very long game.

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid September 17, 2009 8:26 am

    We’ll miss Paipai and Fonoti, thankfully we have some great back ups ready to go. I loved the shot from the Wazzu game that showed Blaze and Jake lined up on the left side, ready to take somebody’s head off.


  52. Da Punchbowl Kid September 17, 2009 8:27 am

    Does the text in today’s post look smaller to anybody else?

  53. jm2375 September 17, 2009 8:40 am

    DPK – put your glasses on!

  54. Slugger September 17, 2009 8:42 am


    Not to me. Settings on your browser?

    Hooowww youuuuu?

    I’m outta here for a bit. Esme & whoosh….

  55. djmitcho September 17, 2009 9:06 am

    DPK, it is smaller. At least for me it is.

  56. Kekoa (iPhone) September 17, 2009 9:08 am

    Howzit Tsaiko villagers!

    Arrived LV close to the midnite hr. Found KK, JJ, Frank25 in serious trouble trying to ward off evil gambling spirits, by consuming large quantities of liquid refreshments.

    Continued on to attempt to defeat those evil spirits with A-joe/A-sports (book). Diana came out da big winnah. I finished in-the-money by 2 bills. We had pulled an all-nighter, and came out to the plus side!

    Now we rest up for round two!

  57. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 17, 2009 9:22 am

    Hey, Kekoa!
    Remember- keep half, play half…

    CU tomorrow!~

  58. WarriorMojo September 17, 2009 9:28 am

    Hey, everybody. In Vegas now. Will be going to see Cheap Trick tonight. More importantly, did anyone still need tickets? I still have three. Did Rainbow Cliff or Alnbama get theirs? Email me at WarriorMojoRocks@gmail.com
    Want to make the exchange tomorrow.

  59. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 9:42 am


    Looks like the Twitter font..

  60. βρεω808 September 17, 2009 9:47 am

    WMojo – sent you email Re: tix for Cliff, and Alnbama…. 😀

  61. βρεω808 September 17, 2009 9:48 am

    …or… font change due to lost ‘okole…. 😆

  62. βρεω808 September 17, 2009 9:50 am

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  63. Da Punchbowl Kid September 17, 2009 9:51 am

    Brew you mean he can’t afford the bigger font now? 😆

  64. βρεω808 September 17, 2009 9:57 am

    unbalanced ‘okole…. been there B4…. 🙄

  65. kama krab September 17, 2009 9:58 am

    Hopefully this not a lingering thing for Paipai and he can return to health.

    ST what does the depth chart look like at the two defensive end position? Will we being seeing someone like Michael Micale (sp?) get some playing time this game or even a Bo Montgomery. Does UH have anybody else on the travel roster that can play de besides the above players, Jake Huen, and Elliott Purcell?

  66. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 17, 2009 10:00 am

    Hey Brew- you stay las yet?

  67. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 10:14 am

    ST must have been sitting on his font when he lost his okole at the tables, eh?

    Man.. at least he kept his shirt.

  68. Kekoa (iPhone) September 17, 2009 10:17 am

    Aunty Liz ~

    I will have to play HER half!…she will shop ALL my winnings away this afternoon!

  69. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 10:20 am

    NO FOGET!!!

    VOTE… 50,000 BOOKS for our Keikis!


  70. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 10:32 am


    Please go to http://www.voteobrien.org/

    and vote for our own Greg Alexander.

    Would be great if we could get him into the top 20, at least. He’s at #32 right now.

  71. alnbama September 17, 2009 10:58 am

    WarriorMojo, would love to take one ticket off your hands. If all goes smoothly, will be arriving in LV sat around 3ish. I could meet you at the stadium before the game. You can get ahold of me on my cell, #256 468 6082. Mahalo for any help you can provide, Go Warriors, kick some Booty.

  72. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 17, 2009 11:04 am

    MIH- I voted for Greg!

  73. Kekoa (iPhone) September 17, 2009 11:20 am

    Tom Mui ~ Thanks for the book vote reminder. Wow! HI is #1 on the list! Hope we can keep it until the deadline on the 30th.

  74. mctruck September 17, 2009 11:30 am

    O.K’den…..reload with another great UH DE. We got plenty of them athletic players who just need a few downs to get warmed up. Let out them poi dogs!!!, they smart and scrapy!!

  75. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 11:32 am

    Mahalo Liz…
    he’s at #31 now.. moved up 1 spot.

  76. J-Dog September 17, 2009 11:36 am

    is Aaron Rink on the travel roster? if so, what happened to that guy? heard so much about him during pre-season.

  77. LiL Mermaid September 17, 2009 11:37 am

    Afternoon everyone! I voted for Mr. Alexander and also voted for the books for HI.

    For those (like me) not going to Vegas, where will you be watching the game?

  78. HiFlyer September 17, 2009 11:41 am

    LiL Mermaid – Genji’s for the eastside and I think Pomai and Ralph going to Nancy’s on the westside.

  79. Pride. September 17, 2009 11:43 am

    Question for all of you Tsai-kos. If I stuffed your football with a million dollars and made you run down the strip holding your football, would you let anyone take it away from you?

    What would you do if anyone tried to strip it from the back, or tackled you to the ground with their head right on the ball? Would you find a way to hold on to it?

    The key to victory for the Warriors this week will be to hold on to the football. Do not put the ball on the carpet guys. Hang on to the football.

    On defense, go get the million dollars. It’s in the football. You want it, need it, are desperate to get it.

    If not, than I can see a few Tsai-kos running onto the field to go get the million dollars. One ore two of them might be desperate by Saturday night.


  80. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 17, 2009 11:50 am

    I hope they post #79 on the locker room door.

    I must admit that I yelled HOLD ON TO THE BALL more than one time during the games…

    I’m happy to say that I am NOT yelling PASS THE BALL as much as previous times…


  81. duffer September 17, 2009 12:09 pm

    Hey Tsai-kos

    Finally decided to make the trip to Vegas……….

    Leaving tomorrow PM, arriving at about 11:00 PM


  82. d1島 September 17, 2009 12:09 pm

    Scrambling around for get ready to GO!

    Hmmm…..maybe gotta rethink some strajedddy wen I get to town because of da injuries.

    ( for entertainment purposes only )


    Excellent point!

    YMI still here!!!

  83. d1島 September 17, 2009 12:10 pm

    Auryte duffer! 🙂

    C U dea!

  84. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 17, 2009 12:13 pm

    DUFFER! OK!!! cu soon!

  85. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 12:15 pm

    Inside that ball are their dreams and their futures. They can either keep they eye on their dreams and futures or lose sight of it. Similarly, they can hang on to their dreams and not let anyone take their dreams and futures away.

  86. oldie September 17, 2009 12:18 pm

    Tom Mui,

    Thanks for posting the book link. Did my duty and voted today.

  87. LiL Mermaid September 17, 2009 12:20 pm

    Thanks hiflyer! We might go check out Genji’s since we’ll be in town already.

  88. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 17, 2009 12:44 pm

    LiL Mermaid- great to see you hanging with the Tsai-kos for the game! It’s gonna feel like old home week. You can just be yourself and have fun. Hint: Nabeyaki Udon is the BOMB at Genji’s. Please tell the gang “Hi!”

  89. Dirty Commish September 17, 2009 12:49 pm

    Awwwwwww noooooooooo. Falemalu was developing into quite the playmaker there. Was hoping to get Fonoti back by now too. But it is only game 3 with a bye upcoming and the WAC season has yet to start… so I guess it’s prudent to sit them now.

    I’m hoping that having the players being on lockdown will build up some caged rage that they will unleash on the Running (For Their Lives) Rebels.

    Blaze, light ’em up, brutha. Pun intended.

    UH 35 UNLV 28

  90. Ralph September 17, 2009 12:50 pm

    On MIH book address you got to redirect to home to vote.

  91. Big.holo in vegas September 17, 2009 12:57 pm

    We r in vegas. Help in the back seat. Help. :d

  92. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 17, 2009 1:16 pm

    Ok! Lessee some bannah pix soon!

  93. Committed Road Warrior September 17, 2009 1:29 pm

    jm2375 #32:

    Housing search is completed. I settled on a place in the North Ridge neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. While the place itself was built in the ’40s, it’s been well maintained and is located in a quiet area.

    One of the better things about it is the easy commute by mass transit. Ten minute Express bus to the Pentagon, then a five minute ride on the Metro across the river to L’Enfant Plaza. Glad I won’t have to schlep it out on the Beltway every morning. 🙂

  94. postmanke September 17, 2009 1:33 pm

    Man, I hope we are deep enough on the D side of the ball for this game. The offense is going to HAVE to take the pressure off of the D. The UNLV receivers will probably be the best core of receivers we will see this year and with their hurry up, no huddle style offense coupled with the high altitude – i dunno man. Tough game! Both QB’s are very good no matter who’s starting for UNLV. This is going to be one hell of a battle. And we will be the home team!

  95. Dirty Commish September 17, 2009 1:43 pm

    He recently drove Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and her dog.

    No need to mention Justin twice.


  96. Unkanesson September 17, 2009 2:15 pm

    Howzit Tsaiko Nation!
    Special howzit to all you folks making the pilgrimage to Los’ Wages to support our Warriors!! Wish I could join the party, it’s gonna be awesome, I’m sure!! Wish you all safe and hassle-free travels, and CHEER LOUD!! I’ll be listening for you on the ray-jo.

  97. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 2:18 pm

    Oops.. sorry about posting the wrong URL

    The right URL to vote for 50,000 books for Hawai’s Keikis is…


    How many bookmobiles would that fill?

  98. Pomai September 17, 2009 2:18 pm

    UH vs UNLV @ Las Vegas
    14    –    6    J-Force
    21    –    17    LiL Mermaid
    24    –    17    99club
    24    –    28    hotwheels
    24    –    31    JK
    25    –    21    Maverick
    27    –    24    Committed Road Warrior
    28    –    21    SojuNTaegu
    30    –    17    J-Dog
    30    –    20    kama krab
    30    –    24    kokua
    31    –    20    gmahoney
    31    –    24    Unkanesson
    31    –    27    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc
    31    –    28    TYaiea
    32    –    28    UHfan808
    33    –    21    NYUH
    34    –    27    BG
    35    –    10    jm2375
    35    –    14    curveball
    35    –    21    alnbama
    35    –    21    J-Dog? X
    35    –    24    MP
    35    –    27    Kazz
    35    –    28    Dirty Commish X
    35    –    28    Momo
    35    –    34    LizKauai
    37    –    19    A-House
    37    –    31    postmanke
    37    –    35    plenty chikara
    37    –    38    so solly
    38    –    13    JaM
    38    –    17    Jack Flash
    38    –    21    MasaBoy
    38    –    23    djmitcho
    38    –    24    tom mui
    38    –    28    wafan
    41    –    13    mctruck
    41    –    20    Shannon
    41    –    21    Cindy & Greg Cee
    41    –    25    BowsForever
    42    –    14    G(China)
    42    –    20    Pomai
    42    –    21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    42    –    31    Glenn
    42    –    40    jojo
    44    –    17    WarriorTojo
    45    –    16    labrat
    45    –    24    bstunna2002 X
    45    –    24    HiFlyler
    45    –    28    I eat your kids for breakfast said Mike Tyson
    47    –    20    al
    48    –    17    BigWave96744
    48    –    21    TChahng
    49    –    3    UKU@LA
    49    –    28    DrewHiro
    51    –    27    bighilofan2
    52    –    20    lil’s
    56    –    14    d1shima
    56    –    17    Kekoa
    63    –    12    homey
    65    –    25    I eat baby cubs
    70    –    31    Pride
    76    –    0    lava

  99. Pomai September 17, 2009 2:21 pm

    Ralph, Jason, Curveball and myself will catch the game at Nancy in Waipio Gentry so if want to join us come on down.

  100. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 2:21 pm

    Heard it through the grapevine…
    okay okay.. Balut in SportsHawaii

    Breaking News just in. My co worker’s wife, who works at the Oceanic, said that if you purchased the UH sports package on or before September 12th, you will be able to watch it at home. And this is state wide. If you purchased the package after the 12th you may be charged 60 bucks.

  101. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 2:32 pm

    Just read the Tizer bulletin on PpV so the above doesn’t really make sense, now.. does it? Hmmm… Hmmmmm .. HMMmmmmm…. What do I know?

    nada.. de nada…

    time to go eat jello.

  102. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 17, 2009 2:44 pm

    UH-UNLV football game PPV information
    Advertiser Staff

    Viewers who have the University of Hawai’i Pay-Per-View season ticket will be able to watch Saturday’s 5 p.m. Hawai’i-UNLV football game on channels 247, 255 and 1255 (though the game won’t be in hi-definition).

    UH PPV games usually are on channel 254.

    However, for this game only, a single-game pay-per-view purchase will not be available unless the Oceanic sports package or UH PPV season ticket is purchased.

    For information, call 643-2100, 643-2337 or 643-3333 or go to http://www.oceanic.com/products/television/ppv/ppv_sports/uh_ppv.

  103. d1島 September 17, 2009 2:46 pm


    Got a recorded call from Oceanic advising that Ch.1255 and 255 will be active from 10 am on Saturday. CSTV (247) is part of the Digital Sports Package that came along with the deal; active til 12-31. The game will be on all 3 channels on Oceanic.

  104. d1島 September 17, 2009 2:47 pm

    Oh, deayugo, LizK. 😉

  105. d1島 September 17, 2009 2:49 pm

    WooHoo! All packed and ready to wait for Mrs. d1島 and #1 son and…

    Off we go!

    Dats YIM still here!!!

  106. LiL Mermaid September 17, 2009 2:57 pm

    Aunty Liz – Have fun in Vegas! I’ll be checking your blog & this blog for updates and pictures.

    Go Warriors!

  107. curveball September 17, 2009 3:05 pm

    The question is are the local pubs going to have the game???

  108. RainbowCliff September 17, 2009 3:11 pm

    Howz It Warrior Mojo and ALL you good folks of Tsaiko Nation. Will be
    coming up to Vegas for the game with SPECIAL thanks to Rich2176 for getting the word out of availble tickets (2). Leaving Saturday morning or late Friday evening as soon as I can get a rental. It has been a LONG time since I have been with you good folks on the blog as the words are just streaming once again.

    Warrior I look forward in meeting you at CiCi’s to make the exchange and reuniting with ALL you Tsaikos who have supported me over the years !

  109. Pete Jek September 17, 2009 3:23 pm

    Hawai’i: 35
    UNLV: 23

  110. SteveM September 17, 2009 3:24 pm

    Hello Everyone! Finally up and online after scrambling out of Hono yesterday morning.

    Greetings from the 10th floor of Hooters “Bay View” wing. Our end room has a view of Tropicana, MGM, Monte Carlo through Mandalay Bay. I can the Orleans down the road, when d1shima will be checking in tomorrow.

    Went to Hooters restaurant last night. I didn’t know their chicken wings was such a popular item–they serve it by the tray and they had 2-3 chefs continuously coating and frying. I remember seeing chicken wings on the buffet menu (the last item) on our cancelled dinner/karaoke bash here. They have a small but adequate breakfast buffet too.

    Yup, times are tough-some might say there are cutbacks on the Hooters girls too 🙂

  111. westsidesview September 17, 2009 3:27 pm

    Rebs will blitz and come hard, HI will not stop the run.
    UNLV 35 Warriors 21.

  112. SteveM September 17, 2009 3:28 pm

    RainbowCliff — Glad you can make it to Vegas. Looking forward to meeting you at CiCi’s.

  113. Kekoa (iPhone) September 17, 2009 3:31 pm

    Auuryte Rainbow Cliff! Thanks for making the effort to hang with the Tsaiko ‘ohana. I’m having a post game BBQ on Sunday at noon. Please stop in if you have time, I’ll have room for you and your lovely wife at my place if you’d like to spend an extra nite.

    I’ll see you at the pregame t-gate!

  114. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 3:32 pm


    🙂 Sit down… have a drink… I have a seat for you right here overlooking the beautiful Nuuanu Pali… Unobstructed view… tropical tradewinds…

  115. SteveM September 17, 2009 3:39 pm

    In my haste to get the to the airport yesterday morning (we overslept after being up till 0100 packing), I forgot my watch. I was bummed all day that I forgot it. I kept looking at by watchless wrist. Then I realized that I was too wound up. I don’t need a watch in Vegas–the casinos don’t have clocks either–the only two times I have to watch out for are the dinner/Karaoke bash at Kiku Hana and the Tsai-ko tailgate at CiCi’s.

    …it’s vacation time…slowly sinking in…

    …and UH Warrior Football time !!!

  116. Garret September 17, 2009 3:58 pm


    It will be great to see you in Vegas!

  117. mctruck September 17, 2009 3:58 pm


    Took a chance and stayed at Hooters for a few days; I would not recommend that place to anybody. Resturant, nothing to write home about either….although their house baby back ribs was ono. What’s so great about, Dan Marion’s signature resturant????, same place where you have to eat all your meals if you have no desire to step out of that 2star hotel.

  118. Garret September 17, 2009 3:59 pm

    If someone wants to watch the game live and has internet access, I have a Slingbox that is available…e-mail me at gokamoto @ gmail (dot) com.

  119. SteveM September 17, 2009 4:00 pm

    Ooops — using my laptop, mistyped the web page URL on my name link. Should be…


  120. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) September 17, 2009 4:00 pm

    d1- away you go!

    RAINBOW CLIFF- Can’t wait to see you again! Thanks for making the trek! Not as bad as going to NOLA, tho! 😆

    SteveM- eh- no forget to go TO THE GAME, eh?

    annoda hour… pauhana… and da REDEYE TREK!


  121. Garret September 17, 2009 4:01 pm

    By the way, would it be possible for one of the Tsaikos to give me ride back to Circus Circus after the game? I will be on the bus back to Cici’s, but Lori will have the car and cannot pick me up because the girls will will be asleep in the room.

  122. ERIC September 17, 2009 4:17 pm

    What’s the DEAL with Dustin Blount?
    Will he ever become eligible?

  123. SteveM September 17, 2009 4:17 pm

    Hi mctruck — I’ll give the place 2.5 stars as most other ratings I’ve seen. The hotel is old, but was probably grand in it’s time. Hooters makeup on on an old bod, but adequate and affordable I think. The room I have reminded me of the Flamingo, just plainer furnishings. A lot of locals stay here I think–party animals with large ice chests that empty out the ice machine on our floor. I agree about the food–easy to get tired of it but the prices are about the same as Zippy’s and most other restaurants in Hawaii that I can afford to eat at. 🙂

    Sunday we catch a cruise ship…got 100+ nights on cruise ships, which are rated 4-5 star…so when I want inexpensive fancy, I cruise… 🙂 Lotsa cruises out of Galveston/Houston and New Orleans….

  124. kama krab September 17, 2009 4:19 pm

    ho get me one private jet already. I ready for go. No can leave the rock until tomorrow. Getting all antsy. I see vegas. Hope to see some peeps tomorrow night cause I going get in kinda late at night but if not see everybody on Saturday. Until then go Warriors. No sked um go get um.

    Time for broke some okole’s.


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  126. d1島 September 17, 2009 4:26 pm


    Giving you a ride shouldn’t be a problem.

  127. SteveM September 17, 2009 4:27 pm

    Liz — Re: #120

    I’m going to the game! If I make it to Cici’s…then I can get on the bus to the stadium! Then I sit with the Tsai-kos with the tix Rich2176 got for me. las vegas is somehow mixed up in all this too… 😆

    Only thing I might miss out on is going to In and Out burger for the first time. But, you never know what will turn up….

  128. TYaiea September 17, 2009 4:41 pm

    STEVEM, there’s an in&out on tropicana just past the I15, close to your hotel. But this one is always busy and crowded. If get car there’s 3 others; on Sahara across from the palace station; on Nellis and Charleston; on sunset by sunset station casino; the last 2 are in easl lv so kinda far from the strip. the one on tropicana also has a company store next to it if you want to buy in & out merchandise. Imua Warriors!!!!

  129. d1島 September 17, 2009 4:45 pm


    An In&Out run after the game would be good!

  130. Garret September 17, 2009 4:51 pm


    That would be awesome! Didn’t you give me a ride after the 2007 UNLV game too? Thank you for your help.

  131. Slugger September 17, 2009 4:54 pm


    Are you on FB? I should have you meet my cousin’s kid who lives where you found a place. (No, she’s not available, but) lots of fun & you’d have a Hawaii connection. Hmmm…I’ll see if I can find your email.

    Protector & Lil Mermaid, & anyone else in town,

    Fo’ shuah, come join us at Genji’s. Let me know how many are coming, so I can have Art add to our seating reservations. Protector, Art already has you down.

    To the Tsaikos who were in the bar @ Genji,

    Come join us in the lounge! Much more comfortable. We no bite.

  132. big hilo fan2 is all good in vegas September 17, 2009 4:54 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos everywhere.

    took care of business tonite. all is well. going Tropicana now.


    i now have 1 xtra tix you free to do whateva. no worries, only 9 in my gang showing. see you tomorrow nite at kiku hana, hopefully.

    saw Don Weir tonight outside Ohana room at da Cal. da show don’t start till 7pm, and i had to pick up straggler at McCarran at 6:30pm.

    i gotta duties till about midnight, den i heading to da Fremont to recon whitey. 😀

    walking through the lobby at the Cal, saw the bus from the airport unloading at 6:15 pm. all locals.
    get plenty locals driving up to Vegas to see the game. things are getting exciting.

    Go Warriors!!!!

  133. Dirty Commish September 17, 2009 4:59 pm

    What’s the ‘X’ by our score predictions mean?

  134. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 5:01 pm

    ‘X’ means someone already submitted the same prediction as you, so you need to change yours.

  135. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 5:04 pm


    UH 52 – 23 UNLoVed

  136. Dirty Commish September 17, 2009 5:07 pm

    Ooooohhhh ok. Do we get a prize or something? That would be exciting!

    ok ok.

    UH 40 UNLV 28

  137. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 5:10 pm

    Dirty Commish…

    There is a prize… I just never know what.

  138. Slugger September 17, 2009 5:10 pm


    (((((HUGS))))) Sorry I won’t get to meet you in LV. Staying in HI.

    Are you still working on the sports play area for kids in LA? How’s it going?

    Safe travels for everyone going to LV today, tonight, tomorrow.


    PS: When I voted, GA was #30 on the O’Brien list.

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  140. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 5:19 pm


    spamming from Community Colleges trying to recruit for their Softball team…

    I dunno….

  141. Pomai September 17, 2009 5:25 pm

    RainbowCliff so awesome that you getting to go to the game, you deserve the break, wish I could of gone but maybe next time, or when you get over here. Have a great time with all da Tsaiko ohana.

  142. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 5:29 pm

    Dang.. forgot about the Georgia Tech and Miami game today… I see Miami upset Tech. I thought GT was a spread offense.. but it looks like they are depending more on their running game this year than their passing.

  143. nobada yu September 17, 2009 5:31 pm

    too bad, miami was too much for pj and gt to handle. watch how high miami will jump in the polls, especially if byu cant do it to fsu.

  144. d1島 September 17, 2009 6:01 pm


    GT HC Paul Johnson is the same guy who was Wagner’s OC for the Holiday Bowl. His offense is primarily an option offense but not a spread option like Sanford/Meyer’s.

  145. d1島 September 17, 2009 6:08 pm

    YMI still here!!!

    not for long!

  146. TYaiea September 17, 2009 6:27 pm

    Wow the blog seems deserted. everybody left or getting readly to go. for me another hour and to the airport. btw: do you know why they built the airport there? cause that’s where the planes were coming down!!! stale joke!! 4 hours and …da plane…da plane…IMUA WARRIORS!!!!

  147. Pomai September 17, 2009 6:30 pm

    Lord this is going to be a home game for the Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  148. Cindy & Greg Cee September 17, 2009 6:43 pm

    For those yet to leave for Vegas, have a safe flight/drive.

    Lil Mermaid, you’ll enjoy cheering with us at Genji’s!

  149. PowderPuff September 17, 2009 6:49 pm

    Hey, TYaiea. Send me your mailing address to gndy (at) hawaii (dot) rr (dot) com for your $100 Tropics gift certificate. Congratulations!!!

    Less than 48 hours ’til Warriors start rockin’ Vegas. See all of you Tsai-kos there!

  150. TYaiea September 17, 2009 6:54 pm


  151. whitey September 17, 2009 6:54 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos. The town is jumping and it is going to get better tomorrow.

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  153. SteveM September 17, 2009 6:58 pm

    September 17th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    An In&Out run after the game would be good

    d1島 — sure would, but I’m facing a repeat scenerio of Wednesday…get back from the game…midnight, pack, maybe nap (?) , check out, and head for the airport around 0430 for a 0700 flight to SFO and my cruise. Sure hope the luggage makes it, or I’ll have a clothing story that rivals Stretch and the Sugar Bowl 🙁

  154. whitey September 17, 2009 7:03 pm

    this is strictly for entertainment and informational purposes. the ml for the game is uh +240, game +7

  155. SteveM September 17, 2009 7:07 pm

    …sheesh, glad I’m on vacation. Don’t have to worry about my watch because I got another today. I put my 2nd pair of swim shorts in my handcarry to SFO.

    Gotta go. Peaches is looking a little bored as I blog here. Time to go down to the slots again…. laterz!

  156. whitey September 17, 2009 7:10 pm

    if i was city of las vegas, i would not schedule a home and home with hawaii, but would schedule it that all games would be in vegas and they would give uh a guarantee of 1 million each year. it is unbelievable, but imho, vegas is making over $2 mil a day from the hi visitors this week. ouch, ouch, ouch!!! and our illustrious political machines are trying to figure how to make money.

  157. whitey September 17, 2009 7:28 pm

    and when you think about it, no wonder the legislators won’t even consider gambling in hawaii, cause they get everything free when they come here.

  158. whitey September 17, 2009 7:28 pm

    my friend, why bite the hand that feeds you!!!!

  159. whitey September 17, 2009 7:30 pm

    ole, ole, ole, ole, ole, i going look for bhf2 on the street cause he going be howling. see you all laters!!!!!

  160. madeinhawaii September 17, 2009 7:33 pm

    Safe journey everyone…
    enjoy the strip.. come home safe!
    Win big.. football and elsewise..

    If you gotta lose something..
    Lose your voices cheering on our Warriors!


  161. duffer (iPhone) September 17, 2009 7:48 pm

    Whitey give me a call…….

  162. Momo September 17, 2009 7:58 pm

    I have the pay fo view package so if any one who wants to enjoy the game in Kaneohe call momo and 247-0509 and we can make plans…

  163. Garret September 17, 2009 8:27 pm

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

    Researchers used gene therapy to cure monkeys of color blindness, which is the most common genetic disorder in people.

  164. Garret September 17, 2009 8:27 pm

    Woman who worked catering event for Notre Dame received a $29,387 tip in April and said she called the University’s catering department three times about the payment to make sure that it was correct. After Notre Dame failed to respond to her messages, she bought a car and spent the rest. Notre Dame says that she never tried to contact them about the payment error and is now suing her.

  165. Garret September 17, 2009 8:28 pm

    Report concluded that China could be up to a $1 trillion a year market for environmentally sustainable green technologies.

  166. Garret September 17, 2009 8:28 pm

    Engineering students turned a professor’s 1972 MGB vintage convertible into an electric car.

  167. Garret September 17, 2009 8:29 pm

    Researchers combined expertise in space physics and crime research to create a device that could quickly detect counterfeit pharmaceuticals–the black market is estimated at $40 billion per year, so this is important!

  168. Garret September 17, 2009 8:30 pm

    Free play links pau.

    No more free play links until Monday…I’m off to Vegas tomorrow!

  169. Slugger September 17, 2009 8:42 pm

    Thanks for all of the tidbits of information, Garret. Have a good trip to LV!

  170. Garret September 17, 2009 9:01 pm


    Thank you! It will be great to get to see so many Tsaikos again, to watch my girls have so much fun at Circus Circus, and to use the free buffet coupons a casino sent me…but the most important thing is to be there to cheer on the Warriors to another win!

  171. Garret September 17, 2009 9:04 pm


    UH 38, UNLV 31

  172. RainbowCliff September 17, 2009 9:17 pm

    Sorry so late in getting back to you folks as I had a late function mentoring and chaperoning a group of young adults. Let me get back to those of you that has left me mssgs. 1. SteveM: The pleasure will be all mines kind sir as coressponding with you on the many pictures that I sent to you with California Cattle Calls, Tsaikos in New Orleans and Hawaii apparel and gifts to many Tsaikos that I met personally and on the blog. Will be HONORED to be of your prescence !

    Kekoa: Kind sir your thoughts, well wishes and prayers I will never forget as your intentions to give me a Hawaii Cal Call party will never be FORGOTTEN ! If time permits your Bar B Q INVITATION is kind and generous on your part.

    Garret: My MAIN man “The Human Sports Wire” Will be more then HAPPY to give you a ride to Circus Circus as your WEALTH of compassion towards my situation and your VOICE to fellow Tsaikos for help and prayers for my son I will always REMEMBER ! You are the VERY BEST !

    Liz Kauai: Vegas is much closer then New Orleans but both places can not touch the MAGIC of your grace, intelligence and LOVE that you show EVERYONE on this blog. Tremendous wealth of Aloha Spirit as Queen Kapiolani cannot TOUCH YOU ! Looking forward to seeing you once again !

    Pomai: Your continous effort on my welfare and staying in touch with me I cannot THANK YOU enough. I was hoping to see you in Vegas BUT it was you through our conversations of INSPIRATION that I am on the blog today as you kept me BELIEVING that I will be back ! Mahalo for your life !

    Rich2176: My haoule braddah ! You will always be the MAN as I can’t thank you enough for making VEGAS happen. When you spoke to me about the shirt that I gave you and you were wearing it I was overwealm with so much joy as that is what you do for others ‘GIVE JOY” First Class all the way ! You ALWAYS treat me in that manner and I am ETERNALLY grateful for your support in my HOUR of need that you, Garret and ALL of Tsaiko Nation did for my SON ! Thank you Richie Rich !

  173. RainbowCliff September 17, 2009 9:29 pm

    Slugger; Playground is filled EVERYDAY as I just completed a whole 3 month of over 70 inner city children playing on it. Due to NO summer schools being offered because of the recession I was PACKED from 7:00 AM until 6:00 pm closing time. Had to chase 9 year old Regis and Corey from hiding in the corners BECAUSE they would not leave as they had to get that last shot or run tag ONE more time before Mr. Cliff closed it down ! Mahalo for asking !

  174. RainbowCliff September 17, 2009 9:37 pm

    If any of you good folks in Vegas or Hawaii are awake can you give me directions to CiCis coming from Las Vegas Blvd ? Got the address 9890 S. Maryland Parkway, but don’t know what turn or direction that Maryland Parkway is on. Will check the blog for any info that ANYONE responds to my request ! Good nite and GREAT to be back !

  175. SteveM September 17, 2009 9:49 pm

    RainbowCliff — Re: #175
    See: http://home.roadrunner.com/~smurashi/tsai-kos/las2009.html

    There is a small map shown–but at the bottom of the page where more info on Cici’s is given, click on the address line–it will link to an interactive map that you can scroll and magnify.

  176. LizKauai (iPhone) September 17, 2009 10:07 pm

    Ok. Ready to board. See you when I get to Phx!
    Nitey nite and SWD!!!

  177. RainbowCliff September 17, 2009 10:13 pm

    SteveM, YOU are the Man ! Your site informative and you got it GOING ON ! Up late in Vegas as you continue to be the guiding light on the blog. I just got through e-mailing Las Vegas on the last 4 seats for the Charter bus from CiCis. If he has 2 spots available will be HONORED for the opportunity. If you may see him and add to my request personally while you are there I will appreciate. Will pay when I arrive at CiCis for the charter service & Tsaiko gathering ! Thank you Steve M for your PROFESSIONAL service and help ! Look forward to FINALLY meeting you !

  178. ai-eee-soos September 17, 2009 11:14 pm

    article on Greg Alexander in the lasvegassun(dot)com.

    “….UNLV’s challenge: Contain Hawaii QB Greg Alexander.
    Warriors senior has thrown for 757 yards, completed 69.1 percent of passes through two games……….”


  179. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc September 17, 2009 11:22 pm

    Prizes for guessing the correct scores are not guaranteed. I’ve come closest twice now -once last year and the the first game this year – and never won anything. The purpose is not to win a prize but to guess right!!

    DrDoc and I will be watching the first half of the game at a bar called Anyplace on South King. It’s about four blocks closer to the University than Genji’s. Since we’ll be walking from there to the Stan Sheriff Center for the Wahine volleyball match, the shorter difference will make a difference, especially if the first half runs long. NOTE: The food was good and quite reasonably priced plus the waitress was an older local woman who was extremely friendly to us.

  180. chawan_cut September 18, 2009 1:10 am

    tonight’s news

  181. Pomai September 18, 2009 3:58 am

    Brother Cliff will surly miss seeing you again in Vegas but I hope you have a great time with all the bright lights and Tsaiko Ohana. Give your beautiful wife a hug for me and a high five to all of the Tsaiko Ohana….

  182. Pomai September 18, 2009 4:08 am

    UH vs UNLV @ Las Vegas
    14    –    6    J-Force
    21    –    17    LiL Mermaid
    21    –    35    westsidesview
    24    –    17    99club
    24    –    28    hotwheels
    24    –    31    JK
    25    –    21    Maverick
    27    –    24    Committed Road Warrior
    28    –    21    SojuNTaegu
    30    –    17    J-Dog
    30    –    20    kama krab
    30    –    24    kokua
    31    –    20    gmahoney
    31    –    24    Unkanesson
    31    –    27    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc
    31    –    28    TYaiea
    32    –    28    UHfan808
    33    –    21    NYUH
    34    –    27    BG
    35    –    10    jm2375
    35    –    14    curveball
    35    –    21    alnbama
    35    –    21    J-Dog? X
    35    –    23    Pete Jek
    35    –    24    MP
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    35    –    28    Momo
    35    –    34    LizKauai
    37    –    19    A-House
    37    –    31    postmanke
    37    –    35    plenty chikara
    37    –    38    so solly
    38    –    13    JaM
    38    –    17    Jack Flash
    38    –    21    Garret X
    38    –    21    MasaBoy
    38    –    23    djmitcho
    38    –    24    tom mui
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  183. NYUH September 18, 2009 4:31 am

    Guess our DBs are giving career advice


  184. NYUH September 18, 2009 4:33 am


    We will see what is required against Hawaii, not nearly as talented an opponent as Oregon State and yet one that in its first two games has averaged almost 35 passes and more than 520 yards. Its offense will get the ball in the hands of people who can run. It’s on UNLV to tackle better.

  185. LizKauai (iPhone) September 18, 2009 4:50 am

    Just landed in PHX. Almost there!

  186. Garret September 18, 2009 5:36 am


    My score prediction had UNLV with 31, not 21.

  187. Garret September 18, 2009 5:38 am

    Nice KGMB report on Warrior alums helping coach kids who live in Vegas now that their families moved from Hawaii to Vegas.

    Make no mistake, there is a football pipeline from Las Vegas to Hawaii that starts with these seven year olds out of Henderson.

    They are the Island Warriors with helmets like UH. The jerseys have names like “Kahananui”, and this team has a number 15 that could be the next Colt Brennan.

    “A lot of us moved from Hawaii and we just got all the kids together in in Las Vegas and formed a team in 2003,” said Nua Agatonu, Island Warriors President:

    “How many of these kids have local connections?”

    “About 85% on this team.”

    When Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin came by to see them practice, the warriors welcomed him with a Haa. It was taught to them by former UH linebacker Brad Kalilimoku.

    “I was told it was a story about a pig, he was running away from a bunch of hunters,” said Brad Kalilimoku, former UH player, “and the way the pig would breath would sound like ‘ha he hoo.’ So it was a way for him to try fight back and stuff and that’s the way I try to put the meaning into the team and haa and stuff. That they’re the warriors fight back.”

    Brad, his brother Chad, and even Chad Kapanui, all former Hawaii players, are active supporters of this pop warner squad, because they’re hoping to coach them one day. Just like they are the local players at Liberty High School.

    “Couple of years ago at Liberty High School, there were just about four Polynesians, ” Former UH Player Chad Kapanui said. “Now there’s like hundreds of them so that’s what we’re trying to build as coaches.”

  188. Garret September 18, 2009 5:39 am

    The Liberty High School area that ST mentioned the UH coaches were going to visit has a *lot* of football talent!

    Some are already calling these Warriors the New York Yankees of football in Las Vegas, they are proven champions with more than 20 titles in all divisions.

  189. Garret September 18, 2009 5:40 am

    I’m sorry for all the others that I couldn’t help with my Slingbox–I just went in order that I received the e-mails and the first person who contacted me will use the Slingbox to watch the game live.

  190. Garret September 18, 2009 5:40 am


    My wife and kids won’t be going to the game, but they will love seeing you at Cici’s!

  191. Garret September 18, 2009 6:02 am

    So, Mac said that Paipai played well enough to earn a starting spot and that he’ll get his starting spot back when he’s healthy. He said before that Liko Satele earned a starting spot. What happens when John Fonoti returns?

  192. RainbowCliff September 18, 2009 6:14 am

    Garret: The pleasure will be all mines to see you, lori, Faith and Mika ! Always remember our time at the Magic Kingdom and the HONOR of recognizing your children. The picture of both of them are on my office wall with you and I together sporting your autograph signed helmet from Colt Brennan . Down stairs washing some clothes getting ready to see you good folks in Vegas. Emotions are runing HIGH ! Mahalo kind sir !

  193. big hilo fan2 is all good in vegas September 18, 2009 6:15 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    And a mighty fine morning it is in Vegas.

    Whitey, guess I’ll track you down sum udda way. gots to improve my trackin skills cuz i neva find whitey last nite. started out by sniffin at Tropicana and den i smelled tings at New York New York but got sidetracked by one favulous italian restrant dea. hosted a great dry martini with olives for koakane. plus da cab was great. too. den had habut wit one in da tour so wen hammajang back at Tropicana, where the hard 8s and da lucky 7s made me go moi moi wit da feeling of victory in my pockets. 😀 see you tonight at kiku hana gang. first gotta find a printa fo make small kine work. business trip. 😆 really. 😆
    no kidding. 😆

    life is wonderful when you’re on a role.


    an you tink you can tsing. :mrgreen:

  194. big hilo fan2 is all good in vegas September 18, 2009 6:21 am


    wat you doing?

    even tho i neva find whitey last nite, i can guarantee you dat da waiter at da italian restrant went home tinkin dat Hawaii get at least 1 high rolla besides whitey, kekoa, TyAiea, D1, ST. 😆
    left dat bradda one big respect. wuz trying for make like TYAiea

    i believe im livin da adage. big today gone tomorrow :mrgreen:
    next week i’ll be checkin you guys out, ” eh, can borrow dolla?”


  195. big hilo fan2 is all good in vegas September 18, 2009 6:25 am


    howzit. the pleasure will be all mine to run into you. good job in your community!

  196. duffer September 18, 2009 6:45 am


    leave some kala and food for us late comers! 🙂

  197. RainbowCliff September 18, 2009 6:47 am

    Big hilo fan, always read your messages and hindsight of informative information on previous blogs over the years. You got a dolla from me anytime as BIG today an gone tomorrow will only keep you so long in Vegas. Thank you for the accolades that I do at the Wooten Center as this coming Saturday will mark 17 years of providing quality and professional service. A nice way to celebrate with you good folks who gave me the experience and formal education !

  198. oldie September 18, 2009 6:54 am


    The WSU DVD going out to you today(hopefully). Unfortunately, it has all the blips the original broadcast had, but you can listen to Curran and Kekaula instead as an alternative.


    You asked for a copy but didn’t give me your address. hoherb at yahoo dot com if you still want one.

  199. Jason September 18, 2009 6:55 am

    Wow, I just read that mathematics professor Dr. David Stegenga was arrested yesterday on charges of sexual assault. Maybe the female students feel differently, but that news totally caught me off guard.

    Howzit RainbowCliff, it’s good to see you around!

  200. RainbowCliff September 18, 2009 7:02 am

    Pomai, giving my wife a hug from you is beautful BUT just talking with you on the blog is PRICELESS ! I will never forget out first encounter when we met at Hurrahs in New Orleans, as your ENTHUSIASM was simply ONO !

    Your dedication to the Warriors is AWESOME but your care and compassion to people sets you apart like no other President or Humanitarian of our country past or present.That is why I saw that exqusite polo shirt and wanted you to have it from my apprecation for who and what you are “A GREAT PERSON” Thank you always kind sir !

  201. Jason September 18, 2009 7:04 am

    Thanks oldie!

  202. RainbowCliff September 18, 2009 7:14 am

    Jason, kind young man and GRADUATE from the University. Yes, it has been a long time but some how your prayers and the TSAIKO NATION love and support kept me going through my trials and tribulations as I can’t thank you enough. I am HUMBLED to be back and HONORED to be talking to you. Sorry, I could not support your dedication to your fund raising cancer drive as I did in the past BUT your prayers, cards and kindness got me through many nights of sorrow as I can’t thank you enough. Bless you for your FAITH and continue LOVE that you show to help others.

  203. whitey September 18, 2009 7:20 am

    ok, when pick up my game tickets. bhf2 am at fremont.

  204. whitey September 18, 2009 7:21 am

    get plenty input this am on bc show from the cal. introduced myself to don w before he went on the show. plenty of excitment in the air.

  205. whitey September 18, 2009 7:22 am

    going to make money, so see you all later.

  206. RainbowCliff September 18, 2009 7:25 am

    Can anyone who is on the blog and in Vegas give me the weather especially at night. I remember 2 seasons ago the fights in the stands were BRUTAL with fans from both sides throwing punches, debri and beer at one another. Want to be safe as I was SHOCK to see this action. Found out later it was the BEER !

  207. duffer September 18, 2009 7:25 am

    Hey Rainbow Cliff,

    Good too see you again! Hope we get to met up in Vegas with Riley! 🙂

  208. big hilo fan2 is all good in vegas September 18, 2009 7:27 am


    howzit. okay, lets get real. gonna resist da urge to leave any kala in Vegas. 😆


    howzit howzit. only gonna stay in Vegas fo just enuff time to help cheer our bradda Warriors to da next level. upgrade. 😆

    yu too funny about Mt. Rubidux. love that inlaid plaque up dea about Shinzo Kudo who participated in the XIIth Olympiad, turned aside from the prize to save his stallion; he heard the low voice of mercy instead of the loud acclaim of glory. Great inspirational piece, that one.

    when you think about it, kinda reminds ya of Coach Mack, dont it?! 😀

  209. big hilo fan2 is all good in vegas September 18, 2009 7:31 am

    heard from Brad dat Juan Marquez drinks his own pee. saves the nutrients. i did not believe him, cuz i wuz tinking dat pee is da waste coming out of you, but Brad assured me dat his assertion is all true; just goes to prove there are idiots in the world.

  210. big hilo fan2 is all good in vegas September 18, 2009 7:32 am

    plus, da breath! 😀


  211. RainbowCliff September 18, 2009 7:34 am

    Last request from ANYONE ! an update on the Las Vegas team and game summary of what to expect from both teams ? I know Hawaii is 2-0 but don’t know to much on this Vegas team. I know ONE thing they do want revenge from the whooping that Colt and the Warriors put on them in 2007 ? Will this game be close, low scoring or blow out from either sides ?

  212. koakane™ September 18, 2009 7:37 am

    helllllo how youuuuu 808 shouting out from LV. so far great vacation. meeting all the tsaiko’s whom are finally arriving. spent last night with st, kekaula, princess, her mom, plenty butterflies (monarch’s), heinies, pilares fam,, ahouses with masa boy, midori, uhfan808, addaknow’s. heard my patnah and diana here but never see dem since wed nite. myki, sj and the d1 driving in and out side the Barstow area. oh bg said no botta him cause he get beeg fam with him and like gamble. bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    sorry not posting as often but to much to do and time not enough. but get plenty pic bu my fav is manadalay man. but he said that pic is for koamahu only. so what happen stay happen so no can.

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  214. Slugger September 18, 2009 7:41 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka, gangeez! Happy Aloha Friday!

    Sounds like the crew in Vegas is having a goood time.

    Stay healthy, Warriors. Saw the opening line on the D-Line article about Heun. Gotta go read da news.

  215. koakane™ September 18, 2009 7:41 am

    ekala mai no can forget rob and frank. they hea and been with us thru out.

    well gota go now so when can can

  216. RainbowCliff September 18, 2009 7:54 am

    Big Hilo Fan and Duffer, hope our paths cross in Vegas as time will be short. Leaving this evening or early Saturday morning. Stay cool and try not to lose MONEY !

    Duffer if you see Coach Wallace, give him a “Howz It” from me.

  217. al September 18, 2009 7:55 am

    the new tsaiko cattle call theme song:


  218. tyaiea September 18, 2009 7:58 am

    g’morning tsaikos. arrive this am and checked in to hotel. lvjohn was on my flight out of honolulu, but he was in first class. see you guys later. aloha. imua warriors

  219. RainbowCliff September 18, 2009 7:58 am

    Very good Hawaii Tsaikos, got to get ready for last day at work and get started this evening for the Hawaii Vegas Adventure ! Will check with you folks later on this evening. Aloha !

  220. Bulla September 18, 2009 8:04 am

    Good luck to all the Tsaikos playing ‘games’ in Vegas…just bring your winnings back to the return CC we should have in your honor, haha

    GO WARRIORS!!!! Get the ‘W’ boyz!


  221. LizKauai (iPhone) September 18, 2009 8:05 am

    Waiting for hotel shuttle. It’s hot even in the shade!

  222. Da Punchbowl Kid September 18, 2009 8:10 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Brother Cliff-
    It is truly wonderful to see you back on the blog! As for the game, this will be the toughest test for the Warriors yet, with UNLV supposedly fielding one of their better teams in recent years. Hawai’i will have to bring it’s A game but I personally think the Warriors will win. We have a better team than most outsiders realize, and the Warriors looked unstoppable in parts of the Wazzu game. If we can play hard in both halves, we should win big.

    I’m glad you’re hooking back up with everybody, we have missed you!
    Big hugs and kisses to you and the Mrs. from all of us!

  223. Da Punchbowl Kid September 18, 2009 8:12 am

    Oh yeah…

    GO WILDCATS (X2)!!! 🙂

  224. Pomai September 18, 2009 9:28 am

    RainbowCliff your makin me blush brah!!LOL Just one piece of advise, da second you git en da car for go vegas think nothing of the past, an enjoy da hour at hand, relax en have one good time you en da wife deserve it.

  225. Pomai September 18, 2009 9:31 am

    Sorry Garret I guess was to early in da mornin.

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