Homecoming for Lolotai

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Norm Chow said offensive lineman Waylon Lolotai is transferring to Northern Colorado.

It will be a good situation for Lolotai, who earned his bachelor’s degree this past spring. Lolotai, who was raised in Colorado, will be attending a school near his family. His wife, an attorney, is expecting the couple’s first child this fall.

Chow said he met with Lolotai yesterday. Chow and some of Lolotai’s relatives are long-time friends.

Lolotai, who went on a church mission before enrolling at UH, will have two years of eligibility remaining. He does not have to redshirt this season.

“I’ve really loved my time playing for Hawaii,” Lolotai wrote in an e-mail to the Warrior Beat. “Because I graduated early, I’m able to get my master’s degree in criminal justice and still play ball. I’ll miss Hawaii, but it will always be my second home.”

Lolotai, slotback Miah Ostrowski and offensive tackle Levi Legay are the last links to June Jones’ tenure as UH head coach. Ostrowski and Legay were grayshirts who were signed by Jones but did not play for him.

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Former UH quarterback Bryant Moniz is expected to make his first Arena Football League start when his Georgia Force meet the Utah Blaze today in Salt Lake City.


Yesterday, former Warrior Lewis Walker served as host to Moniz and safety Richard Torres. Walker was raised in Salt Lake City and now plays for the University of Utah. Walker is entering his senior season.

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Remember former UH basketball player Tony Webster?

After his pro career ended, he remained in New Zealand, where he has lived for 22 years.

Webster’s youngest son, Tai, is 17 and recently was named to New Zealand’s national basketball team. Tai has played on the same team as Isaac Fotu, a UH recruit.


Tai has received offers from Wake Forest and Pittsburgh, but his father said: “Hawaii is a lot closer to New Zealand.”

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COMMENTS

  1. truegreen June 23, 2012 12:45 am

    Wow first again! Woo hoo! Ohayo everyone.


  2. truegreen June 23, 2012 12:46 am

    Good luck to all Warriors and Rainbow Warriors, past, present, and future!


  3. al June 23, 2012 12:48 am

    eh truegreen…good job.


  4. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 12:48 am

    We need to figure out a way to get highlights of this AFL game.


  5. al June 23, 2012 12:49 am

    roots run deep.

    lets hope tony’s boy finds his way here.

    tony was quite a player for manoa.


  6. krump1_AKA_protector June 23, 2012 12:49 am

    Good luck to all the former Warriors! Would be great to see Tai Webster end up in Hawaii. Got to meet Tony Webster in person when he was playing for UH. Terrific player and a very nice and humble guy.


  7. al June 23, 2012 12:50 am

    didn’t wesside warrior provide a link yesterday?


  8. truegreen June 23, 2012 12:51 am

    Thanks al good to see you. You always up at this hour?


  9. al June 23, 2012 12:58 am

    typically yes. quite the night hawk i am.

    especially since i dozed off for an hour awhile back.


  10. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 12:58 am

    Brad Pineau’s son is supposed to be a terrific basketball player, too. They live in Australia.


  11. al June 23, 2012 1:05 am

    pineau’s boy is also being rumored to see the hawaiian shores, but, info on him is sketchy.


  12. al June 23, 2012 1:11 am

    yup, for all the opala being tossed on the gibber’s desk about the defections, non-qualifiers, and lack of success last year…i hope the program turns around real quick.

    we need a hustler who goes out of the box and is relentless in the pursuit of recruits.

    remember the sophmore jinx that was placed on june jones after the record breaking turjnaround year. well, the same could be said for gibber.

    injuries and lack of depth became most evident…it happens.

    banking on all of this year’s recruits making it in this year, this third season’s product could be very entertaining and successful although very youthful.


  13. djmitcho June 23, 2012 3:09 am

    ST,

    Most AFL games are on ustream, so maybe there is something that can be done there.


  14. wafan June 23, 2012 4:01 am

    Good morning!


  15. wafan June 23, 2012 4:01 am

    Wishing the best for Lolotai and family.

    No matter where you end up . . . a Warrior you are and a Warrior you shall ever be!


  16. wafan June 23, 2012 4:07 am

    Maybe UH did get some ideas for fundraising from the blog. But, like a bunch of the kids I have they only read and learned part of the information. Need to learn how to do PR next.

    Why not continue to read the blog and learn from those who post here. Heck, if they listened ticket sales might even go through the roof. Imagine that . . . being proactive and successful!

    Yeah, I know the gears at Manoa need to overcome the rust of complacency that years of “this is the way we have always done it” has caused. Maybe Apple can bring some polish to the organization.


  17. wafan June 23, 2012 4:07 am

    Okay, enough of that.

    My waffles await!


  18. Last Call June 23, 2012 4:34 am

    I don’t know how many of you have been to New Zealand but my passport pages are filled with entrance and exit stamps from NZ. This is a country that I wish everyone could see at least once in their lives.

    I use to spend 6 weeks at a time in NZ because it’s the only way to see this beautiful place. I would rent a car from Budget and tour the back roads. Lodging in NZ is easy to find,many and American motel chains operate in NZ.

    At one time in my life I actually got serious about moving there but immigrating to NZ isn’t all that easy.

    If you can’t afford a trip to NZ spend some time exploring the country on the internet there is a lot available.

    BTW driving on the other side of the road is interesting to say the least.


  19. Last Call June 23, 2012 4:59 am

    Stevie Wonder is good for the geriatrics.

    I’m thinking a concert loaded with groups or artist that have local appeal would be more attractive. Jack Johnson for example is huge with the younger females.


  20. Haleakala June 23, 2012 5:08 am

    Last Call: is it preferable that you enjoy eating lamb if you travel to NZ? I heard that there is a lot of sheep over there.


  21. Kekoa June 23, 2012 5:29 am

    Sizzling Lamb Chops on the Barbee, I’ m in!


  22. d1shima June 23, 2012 5:35 am

    Great Morning All!

    Looks like a nice group of signees to finish the 2013 recruiting class for the BaseBows including some punch at the plate.

    http://www.staradvertiser.com/s?action=login&f=y&id=160108305


  23. d1shima June 23, 2012 5:36 am

    G’day Kekoa!


  24. d1shima June 23, 2012 5:37 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    HiHo…..


  25. tom-warriornation June 23, 2012 5:44 am

    $20 discount tickets to the San Diego St. road game on Oct. 6. Guaranteed seats (no waiting list, no priority list); guaranteed to sit with other Hawaii fans; will try for sideline seats as close to mid-field as possible (not corner end-zone)–last year we had 40 yard line seats at UW & 50 yd. line seats at San Jose. Email me at: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com


  26. PowderPuff June 23, 2012 6:07 am

    Good morning! Guess we’re getting our tickets to the Stevie Wonder concert. It’s not for everyone, but thank goodness there are many other ways to support our favorite student-athletes.

    Some of you may have received this as members of other booster clubs, but Nā Koa Football Club published on its website a response from the University of Hawai’i Foundation referencing Thursday’s article: http://www.nakoa.org.


  27. papajoe2 June 23, 2012 6:20 am

    I went to a Stevie Wonder concert a few years ago at the Blaisdell (sp?). It was great. He had a revolving stage in the middle of the arena so everyone would have good seats and played all of his hit songs. I remember him when I was young. He was then called Little Stevie Wonder. Appeared in one of these beach movies singing “Fingertips.” If he has the revolving stage again, then there would be no “sitting behind the stage”.


  28. tommui June 23, 2012 6:32 am

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    I guess AL went to sleep – it being almost 7:00AM way pass the witching hour!

    d1shima – how you doing. No more excursions to the Pacific NW?

    #21 Haelakala – supposedly a country with 1 million people and 10-million sheep. For the tourist, they have an agricultural show – shearing sheep etc. They also exhibit the (if I recall) 200 different variety of sheep! And in many of the motels etc, the frig is filled with fresh cold milk – free!


  29. Last Call June 23, 2012 6:50 am

    Rugby is huge in NZ . I once attended the Seven’s Championship in NZ and it was great sporting experience. The seven’s format is fast paced and really exciting to watch


  30. Haleakala June 23, 2012 7:08 am

    NZ – sounds great. makes me want to go there now.


  31. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 7:09 am

    Anybody been back to New Zealand since the devastating earthquake? Also, a while ago, a volcano was erupting there and disrupting air traffic with many flights canceled due to poor visibility.


  32. BG June 23, 2012 7:10 am

    Good morning folks!

    Saw a clip on this morning’s news about the start of robotics soccer. Cool!

    Kekoa…no mo stocks this am…you already up or haven’t gone to bed yet? Pulling an “al”?

    D1…we’re way over-due for a wes’side meeting! Where’s Koakane and Ralph?


  33. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 7:10 am

    A local travel agency is offering a 2 week tour of Australia and New Zealand for $6,500 per person. That’s rather steep.


  34. Last Call June 23, 2012 7:25 am

    Airlines and travel agencies like to route you through Australia. I always do my own travel planning including car rentals,hotels and airlines.

    I have always used Air New Zealand’s direct flights to Auckland.I use American based car rental companies and hotel/motel chains.

    You can also rent motor homes or the popular campervans. Camping in New Zealand is very popular with many tourist and very safe . Remember this is a country where you rarely see a police officer wearing a gun.


  35. BG June 23, 2012 7:30 am

    Nice info on NZ…thanks Last Call! I believe Hickam has some AMC flights to NZ and Australia. Would love to visit there.

    Slugger, please call me.


  36. Kekoa June 23, 2012 7:50 am

    BG ~ I’m ready for a Coffee call at the Wessai club house say around 10 this AM.

    No trades on Sat., My option positions in the grains are locked in for now.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    Congrats to your #2 son D-1. My grandson might be one of his team leaders during his training period. He will also have good support from my nephew Duke, the main warehouse mgr. Slugger, in the Puzzle Palace and head honcho, BG.


  37. d1shima June 23, 2012 7:52 am

    Stevie Wonder. Hmmmmm….

    tommui,

    No PNW trips in the foreseeable future. All that’s left are the credit card balances! πŸ™

    BG,

    Koakane and I were talking about a lunch run next week to a kitchen by a warehouse near you!

    Did I mention that I’m off on Tuesday?


  38. papajoe2 June 23, 2012 8:10 am

    Too bad about Bryan Clay.


  39. gmahoney June 23, 2012 8:24 am

    Papa, check your FB messages.


  40. SteveM June 23, 2012 8:29 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Best wishes and Good luck to Waylon Lolotai!


  41. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 8:52 am

    I think media relations should work closely with all sports-related groups. If it weren’t for Powder I wouldn’t know about any fundraisers. Plus, we need more lead time. If, say, season tickets are going on sale on a Monday, we’ll usually get an email notice on a Saturday.


  42. tom mui June 23, 2012 8:53 am

    #34 GIGI: A cheaper way (I think) is to catch a cruise between NZ and Aus.

    Of course you would probably want to spend a few $$ to stay in Sydney for a few nights – which is the last (or first) port on a NZ-AU cruise. It is a “sampling” of NZ or cursory kind of thing but it is better than never doing it at all.


  43. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 8:59 am

    Tom: I’ll look into it. Hubby wants to go there to see the ANIMALS. Lol. We have already seen a kangaroo in the zoo, but need to see a koala bear.


  44. gmahoney June 23, 2012 9:02 am

    ST, I got emails yesterday afternoon (5:52pm) to inform me of the pre-sale tickets on sale at 9am this morning. Luckily, my credit card held up.


  45. A-House June 23, 2012 9:04 am

    ah, the land of the Hobbits and Lord of the Rings!

    wanted to tour NZ to see the movie locations until Mrs A-House discovered that a major “fault line” lay directly below most of NZ – doggone it soon thereafter, NZ had an earthquake and end of any discussion of visiting!


  46. A-House June 23, 2012 9:05 am

    Is it my imagination, but very few if any local players who go the JC route never make it back to play for the Warriors.


  47. mctruck June 23, 2012 9:10 am

    Rack-of-Lamb………one of my favorites!!


  48. Slugger June 23, 2012 9:14 am

    Good morning from the farmers’ market!

    Cheesy bacon & eggs & grits…Tsouthern Tsaiko fuud.

    Go Moniz!

    Great to see Lewis Walker. He’s a really good guy.

    Good luck to Waylon Lolotai.


  49. mctruck June 23, 2012 9:16 am

    Just got thru watching a documentary on the Military channel….showed snipits of the airbourne units getting ready to board aircraft bound for the invasion, WWII, and I was rather surprised to see a paratrooper with a tomahawk hair cut like you see in modern-day sports teams!? anyway, thought that was pretty awesome.


  50. Slugger June 23, 2012 9:20 am

    D1shima,

    Let me know about lunch at the kitchen next door and I’ll put it on my schedule.


  51. d1shima June 23, 2012 9:22 am

    A-house,

    It would be interesting to see the stats on the percentage of ALL who go the JUCO route that make it into DI programs.

    There’s usually one of two reasons why a player goes to JUCO….


  52. Slugger June 23, 2012 9:23 am

    Kekoa,

    I like working with your ‘ohana.

    BG,

    Will call when my mouth is not full ‘o grits.


  53. tom mui June 23, 2012 9:25 am

    #46 AHouse – there is a major fault line throughout California, Japan, Italy, Peru/Chile too!


  54. koakane June 23, 2012 9:31 am

    mroning all hawaii nei, cloudy but clearing up

    mmmmm lunch call eh sounding good did some one mention he’s of on tuesday?

    just saying da sun just puka thru


  55. d1shima June 23, 2012 9:31 am

    Not MY fault!


  56. koakane June 23, 2012 9:33 am

    ahouse betta go before no moa NZ and only can view it if skin diving off the barrier reef lol


  57. koakane June 23, 2012 9:33 am

    what kind faulty thinking dat?


  58. koakane June 23, 2012 9:34 am

    looking like Ihop calling


  59. tom mui June 23, 2012 9:35 am

    #44 GIGI – one of the cruises NZ-AUS stops in Tasmania for the day – great wildlife park outside of Holbarth – koala, kangaroos of all types, Tasmanian devils etc. – all approachable, touchable – except for the Tasmanian Devil.

    Sydney Zoo and the usual breakfast with the ‘roos etc. in various tours.


  60. SteveM June 23, 2012 9:37 am

    Re: #43

    tommui — LoCal Tsai-ko hawnstln just did a 14-nt Australia and New Zealand cruise 7 months ago. More than a week going around New Zealand and getting off in Aukland — less than $2,000 per person as I recall (excluding air). His itinerary:

    14-nt o/w Sydney to Aukland NZ. Melbourne, Tasmania, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park (cruising), Dunedin, Christchurch, Picton, Queen Charlotte Sound (cruising), Capt. Cook Ship Cove (cruising), Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty (cruising), and Coromendel Peninsula (cruising).

    Great “scouting” mission around New Zealand islands and shore excursions inland. The Aukland debarkation opens more land opportunities.


  61. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 9:39 am

    I think if a player goes to JC with the intent of earning an associate’s degree quickly, then the transition is easier. But it is a shock. You’re away. You’re on your own. You’re competing against 90 other players who have the same dream. And you’re probably only taking the minimal amount of classes to be a full-time student.

    UH is doing a campaign now about “15” β€” the number of credits a student should take each semester to earn an associate’s degree in two years and a bachelor’s in four. Twelve credits per semester is the minimum needed to be recognized as a full-time student (by financial-aid people), but it doesn’t put you on a fast track.

    The longer it takes to earn an AA, the harder it will be for a JC player. Two concerns: 1) the eligibility clock. 2) the NCAA progress-to-a-degree clock.

    I think a player going the JC route should go to a school in Arizona, which offers scholarships, and he should try to gray shirt so the clock doesn’t start right away. That’ll give five semesters to earn an AA, and leave three years to play two seasons at a Division I school.


  62. d1shima June 23, 2012 9:47 am

    That 15 credit push by UH is very interesting given the blowback regarding the students’ claim of lack of seat availability in classes they need to get their chosen degree. Factor in scheduling issues from various team commitments and it becomes even more challenging.


  63. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 9:53 am

    I remember the old days of standing outside Klum Gym, in a line as if we were going to buy concert tickets. The doors open, and we’d race around trying to sign up for classes.

    The big factor was the final-exam dates. Didn’t want to have more than two finals on the same day.


  64. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 9:54 am

    It’s hard to explain the old registration process to a generation that doesn’t know what it’s like to live without the Internet.


  65. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 10:00 am

    I remember standing in line at Klum Gym to register. There was cardboard to protect the floor.


  66. d1shima June 23, 2012 10:03 am

    I remember students sitting on the ground in the middle of the gym crying in frustration at not being able to get those IBM cards. Their planning sheets had pukas in it from erasing so many times.


  67. d1shima June 23, 2012 10:07 am

    …once registration was done the next thing was finding parking.

    For two semesters I ended up parking at that church on University Ave just past Screecher’s school. Walking over the hill to class was OK if you were in BusAd; not so good if you were going anywhere past Bilger.


  68. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 10:08 am

    SteveM and Tom: good stuff to know!!! Might take the cruise either in 2013 or 2014. There’s so much world to see. Russia is another place I want to visit.

    But what has this got to do with Warrior football? Lol.


  69. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 10:09 am

    It took me 40 minutes to walk from my parents’ house in Manoa to the Music dept on Dole St. I didn’t get my 1st car til I turned 33.


  70. jm2375 June 23, 2012 10:20 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Best wishes to Waylon Lolotai!

    Is it football season yet?

    d1 – did you have classes at Varsity Theater?

    When I worked at UH, there were some semesters I didn’t have parking and had to park in Manoa near Noelani Elementary. Good thing I worked in the Biomed Bldg.

    In HS, I got to school before 6:30 am to find street parking in the Metcalfe St area. I got several parking tickets over the years, usually at the end of the month, so HPD could fill their quota.


  71. wafan June 23, 2012 10:24 am

    What is the concert time and date?


  72. Kaneohe Resident June 23, 2012 10:25 am

    Now here’s a recollection from a REAL old fart (or fut if you’re local): Who remembers registration in the couryard of Hemmingway? And picking up cards for classes on the second floor? Back then, day school was about 6,000 and total enrollment was about 7,500. Tuition was $75.00/semester, books about $40.00.

    The mall leading to the EW Center wasn’t built until 1964? Before that it was a dirt road with feed grass for the College of Ag where Hamilton Library now stands.


  73. Pomai June 23, 2012 10:32 am

    #72 – wafan check your email.


  74. A-House June 23, 2012 10:33 am

    d1:

    wonder who would keep that kind of stat?

    certainly does not benefit UH in very few actually return to play – question then becomes why would UH recruit those players? only for “show”?


  75. Kaneohe Resident June 23, 2012 10:33 am

    Parking? We parked illegally alongside the dirt road adjacent to Keller Hall and when ticketed, the ticket would be carefully placed in the glove comparment and be reused the next time we parked in the same location. Campus security would see the “clean” ticket and don’t both to look to see that it was weeks old! Paid that ticket before the end of the semester so that registiration the following semester wouldn’t be blocked. One ticket lasted all semester.

    No parking garage in the Quarry. In fact, only Klum Gym and the dance classroom portable was in the Quarry. Who remember the huge wooden stairway linking the Quarry with Dole street parking. The stairway was about opposite the Pineapple Research Institute (PRI).

    By the way, Cooke Field was located where the Engineering bldg stands.


  76. A-House June 23, 2012 10:36 am

    tommui:

    that’s why we no longer visit California.

    did you know there is a “major” fault below Tropicana Ave in Vegas? some geologists say a major quake at this area will make a totally new “ocean front view” for Nevada.


  77. A-House June 23, 2012 10:39 am

    back in 1961 I proposed to UH admin to build parking structures along the “cliff” in the quarry with office/classroom/dorm rooms at street level and above – they thought I was crazy – they had a great laugh.


  78. SteveM June 23, 2012 10:39 am

    gigi — the aspect of cruising I look at here for Tsai-kos is the Cattle Call, Blog Party, Karaoke Call, and tailgate. I have enjoyed many.

    Imagine a cattle call every meal (intentional or not). Karaoke Call every night. Dancing. “tailgate” at the pool and ubiquitous poolside bar. No cooking, free fuud, no cleanup, no driving home. Runs 24/7 for at least a week. It’s Tsai-ko party time with a few daytime land distractions. πŸ˜†

    Tailgate cruise? Example: many tour companies were offering Alaska cruise before the UH-WA game last year…now that’s one heck of a tailgate–and you get off the ship the day of the game…


  79. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 10:45 am

    SteveM: you have convinced me to take a cruise someday. It sounds exciting. I’ll speak to my internist about seasickness and remedies.


  80. A-House June 23, 2012 10:45 am

    Hemmingway Hall was used for class registration back in my days and if you had the wrong alpha last name – all classes were filled and had to jockey around to fill up the 12-15 credits with whatever was available

    back in the late 1980’s UH started to use the internet for class registration


  81. azwarrior22 June 23, 2012 10:47 am

    ST,

    Regarding #64, yeah that brings back some memories. I also remember carrying around those boxes of IBM cards that we would run through a card reader. My son is into video games and the like and I tell him that I played Donkey Kong, Tron, Tempest back in the day in Puck’s Alley.


  82. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 10:48 am

    I am only 66 but I am so brain dead I could never become a college student again. Registration alone would kill me.


  83. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 10:50 am

    BTW, guys, it is spelled HEMENWAY Hall, not Hemingway.


  84. d1shima June 23, 2012 10:52 am

    jmxxxx,

    Fortunately, no.

    KRes,

    Wow! You ol’, eh? πŸ˜†


  85. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 10:58 am

    Wie scored 73 today.


  86. SteveM June 23, 2012 10:59 am

    Ahhh…UH in the late 60’s. Klum Gym registration. $125 per semester. $15 Athletic book fee. Books for semester = $165. Parking in the quarry and street up by the YWCA. Graces Lunch Wagon 65 cents. Walking to Varsity theatre from Hemenway Hall with 2 sprained ankles From sandlot football–don’t ask how i sprained two).


  87. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 11:23 am

    From Weside Warrior yesterday (Thanks WW):

    Breaking Force news…

    “Can watch free online at:

    http://www.ustream.tv/user/AFLForce

    If that doesn’t work, you can always go back to georgiaforce.com and catch the live stream off of their team site.”

    I tried it a little while ago and not yet posted…


  88. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 11:28 am

    You can go here but it says “Moniz Force” starts at 9pm (Utah time? Georgia time?…)

    http://www.georgiaforce.com/


  89. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 11:29 am

    “Moniz Force” my own quotes and words…

    I think it fits.


  90. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 11:30 am

    So maybe the game will be Hawaii time around 6pmish or 3pmish?


  91. tommui June 23, 2012 11:37 am

    #73 Kaneohe Resident

    I forgot (old fut) but my wife said that I parked behind Hemenway Hall as there were loads of (free) parking. Of course I graduated in 1954!


  92. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 11:41 am

    Kaneohe:

    Parking is still a pain. And now the Manoa Market Place is putting a boot on cars.


  93. Kekoa June 23, 2012 12:21 pm

    ST ~ They got the tow companies to relax a bit on the ‘booting’ of the illegally parked cars at Manoa Market Place. Some of the folks who got nailed for $120 to have the boot removed will get a refund from the Mgr of the Market place. They just want peeps to know they have ‘eyes’ on you!


  94. jiminy cricket June 23, 2012 12:22 pm

    Website said Georgia Force game is 7 pm mountain time, so 3pm hawaii time.


  95. d1shima June 23, 2012 12:46 pm

    Cripes jiminy! Thanks!


  96. 3-Prong June 23, 2012 1:17 pm

    Tailgating Stevie at the SSC. Check!!


  97. 3-Prong June 23, 2012 1:19 pm

    Any CPAs put there? Can we write off some of this too since its a benefit?


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  99. wafan June 23, 2012 1:47 pm

    Pomai . . .

    Thanks for the information.


  100. wafan June 23, 2012 1:48 pm

    Any reports from the Force?


  101. Denisse Bronsky June 23, 2012 1:55 pm

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  102. wafan June 23, 2012 2:00 pm

    Oops. Force game at 9 EST.

    Gotta learn to tell time.


  103. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:33 pm

    Game on! Go Moniz and Georgia Force…whoo-hoo—futball yah!


  104. Shoko June 23, 2012 2:33 pm

    Lets see if this USTREAM will pick up the game. Not showing anythign yet tho…


  105. Shoko June 23, 2012 2:35 pm

    Just came up…

    http://www.ustream.tv/GeorgiaForce


  106. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:37 pm

    I’m watching it on their home page loud and very HD clear!

    http://www.georgiaforce.com/

    Thanx Wes Side!

    Fooooooootballlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!


  107. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:40 pm

    Detroit Lions signed the former Force qb just last week…


  108. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:42 pm

    Moniz only got one short pass off. 4th down but they tried a field goal…


  109. Shoko June 23, 2012 2:44 pm

    Yep, Archer with the Lions. The other Force QB, Colston. Wonder if he going get some playing time.


  110. Shoko June 23, 2012 2:45 pm

    I don’t watch much AFL. It sort of takes some time to get use too. But fun nonetheless when you have some ex-Warriors playing.


  111. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:46 pm

    Somebody referred to as the pineapple express for Utah.

    Who dat?


  112. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:48 pm

    nice…no commercials

    πŸ˜†


  113. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:49 pm

    groan…Moniz has to start from 2 yard line…


  114. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 2:50 pm

    Wow! Two great phone calls just finished up… one from my best friend from Korea, 1989, and then another from a hanabata dayz friend doing guard stuff in Tennessee, but in Georgia for the weekend!

    Now, logging in to catch this Force game… and see Brotzman miss the PAT.


  115. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:51 pm

    Moniz 3 for 3…he now has rythm…


  116. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:54 pm

    Moniz tried to run it on 4th down but got saved with a face mask penalty on Utah.

    Yea!


  117. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 2:55 pm

    Another defense penalty by Utah blaze. 1st down within ten yard line.


  118. Shoko June 23, 2012 2:58 pm

    USTREAM is pumping out commercials. Good time to look up the rules of the AFL.


  119. Dennis Halloran June 23, 2012 3:00 pm

    Life is good. Watching Moniz, Angels and Dodgers and finishing up Beer can Chicken on the BBQ with Huli Huli sauce, thanks to visit to Murukai


  120. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:00 pm

    Moniz 7 of 10…TOUCHDOWN!

    Georgia leads 7 to 6 Go Moniz!


  121. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:01 pm

    Sorry about the commercials Shoko…suddenly they snuck in.

    πŸ™


  122. Shoko June 23, 2012 3:02 pm

    Some of these Utah fans are pretty nuts.


  123. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:02 pm

    LOL! THAT is how close the action is! We were even talking with Richard Torres before a couple of kickoffs in Georgia! Hahaha!


  124. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:08 pm

    The pineapple express the announcers keep referring to is:

    Shaun Kauleinamoku, number 21, WR, 5-10″,185 lbs, from

    Western Oregon, 25 years young…


  125. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:10 pm

    boy, don’t those jack rabbit receivers look like they are way offsides when they

    run by the qb?


  126. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:12 pm

    Yup. “Special K” is from St. Louis, I think.


  127. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:12 pm

    Ron McBride is the new offensive coach for the Utah Blaze…

    hmmmmmm….


  128. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:17 pm

    The VooDoo used that big lineman eligible play against the Force for a TD a few weeks ago.


  129. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:21 pm

    Wonder if Tsai or GiGi and others are watching.

    How can you not get excited about a chance to watch Moniz?

    And not comment?


  130. sean June 23, 2012 3:24 pm

    dont tell but i’m watching at work…


  131. Dennis Halloran June 23, 2012 3:25 pm

    Tough to post and watch on the same computer. Tommy Grady is Edison HS grad in Huntington Beach, CA


  132. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:33 pm

    Force gotta get back in sync. Need a defensive stop too.


  133. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:33 pm

    They said Detroit took Archer to offset Boise qb or to push him…


  134. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:35 pm

    Those black Blaze helmets are nice.


  135. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:36 pm

    One-minute warning… must advance the ball.


  136. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:36 pm

    Is Richard Torres playing?


  137. Shoko June 23, 2012 3:37 pm

    Haven’t seen Torres.


  138. Shoko June 23, 2012 3:38 pm

    Detroit having doubts about taking Kellen Moore?


  139. WarriorNY June 23, 2012 3:40 pm

    Hey Ipu and Westside,

    Are you guys watching on ustream Or another online site? Ustream is kinda off for me here.


  140. Shoko June 23, 2012 3:41 pm

    USTREAM seems okay for me. Ipu said he watching through a link on the Force website.


  141. Shoko June 23, 2012 3:42 pm

    Is it me or has Utah scored on every possession.


  142. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:43 pm

    Ustreaming it…


  143. Shoko June 23, 2012 3:43 pm

    That Wing Nutz commercial is really killing me. In a good way. πŸ˜‰


  144. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:45 pm

    http://www.ustream.tv/GeorgiaForce


  145. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:45 pm

    Go to http://www.georgiaforce.com/

    Scroll down halfway on the left side, and click on the “Catch us on Ustream” picture.


  146. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:48 pm

    Wonder why they haven’t put Torres in. They been playing a couple of two-way players who don’t seem to like to tackle on defense. At least Torres hits like a beast! Unleash that beast!!!


  147. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:49 pm

    Here’s the link to AFL rules:

    http://www.georgiaforce.com/team/afl-101/


  148. WarriorNY June 23, 2012 3:50 pm

    Thanks guys… The audio is off for me on ustream. I hear the play by play before I see it. Hopefully it’ll fix itself…. I really hope Mo can put together a second half comeback…


  149. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:51 pm

    Coach McBride is being interviewed on Ustream now.


  150. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:52 pm

    And if you guys miss anything, the streamed games are recorded and may be watched over from the team’s website.


  151. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 3:54 pm

    Richard Torres is number #21 for Georgia Force…


  152. WarriorNY June 23, 2012 3:56 pm

    Westside,

    Thanks for the 411… It’s much appreciated…

    Shoko,

    I think you’re right. They scored every time…AFL is exciting…


  153. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 3:56 pm

    The Force’s new Fullback is also #21.


  154. WarriorNY June 23, 2012 3:58 pm

    Ipu,

    Thanks as well..


  155. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:03 pm

    Oh dang it… that was Torres who just got beat on that TD. He’s #23.


  156. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 4:04 pm

    hmmmm, maybe Torres playing fullback too?


  157. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 4:04 pm

    Oh, dang darn dang—sorry to hear that WW…


  158. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:05 pm

    No. They changed his number, looks like. The replay showed his name on the jersey. Number 23 is not on the printed game roster. It’s a new issue.


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  160. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:06 pm

    Richard just recovered that fumble on the kickoff run back.


  161. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 4:08 pm

    That big dude who scored for Utah, Ed Ta’amu, graduated from Iolani and played

    for Utah and recently for Spokane Shock…


  162. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:11 pm

    At least they’re playing… Seems like Colt could do this, with his accuracy. Still can’t believe Archer was invited to Detroit.


  163. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:13 pm

    Fumble! Yes! Force ball!


  164. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:15 pm

    That guy that got the free ball…? That front row is $100 seats!


  165. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:15 pm

    Let’s go, Force. Gotta score after that turnover!


  166. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 4:16 pm

    Yup. Colt could do this!


  167. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:17 pm

    Lol! Automatic first down!


  168. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 4:17 pm

    So can Moniz with a lil more experience.


  169. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:17 pm

    Yes! Force TD! Keep it going!


  170. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:18 pm

    There’s Torres!!!


  171. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 4:19 pm

    Love Moniz dump lateral on reverse play…


  172. Shoko June 23, 2012 4:20 pm

    Was Torres playing all this time? Was looking for number 21 all this time!


  173. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:22 pm

    Torres is in on this series.


  174. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:24 pm

    Dang it! Need a couple of stops!!!


  175. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:25 pm

    He was out most of the first half. I don’t recall seeing him.


  176. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 4:26 pm

    Torres’ number?


  177. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 4:28 pm

    Torres is number 23 says WW.

    Need him to intercept a lot like he did for UH…


  178. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 4:29 pm

    Fanks IM.


  179. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:29 pm

    Roster says 21, but he’s wearing 23 in this game. Didn’t see him in the first half. He’s on special teams too.


  180. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:32 pm

    Dang, Bruddah Mo has been giving the Utah fans lots of footballs! Hahaha!


  181. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:35 pm

    TD! Yes! Ten point game again! Let’s go, defense!!!


  182. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 4:36 pm

    Moniz finding his ryddum…


  183. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 4:41 pm

    Why is Torres wearing eye black?


  184. Capitolist/WassupDoc June 23, 2012 4:41 pm

    For those of you who can afford the Stevie Wonder concert, please enjoy it for those of us who cannot. One of the problems with not using credit cards is that we have to pay cash for everything and two football and Wahine volleyball season tix are pushing close to $850

    The man who owns ESPN 1420 is Duane Kurisu – he is also a part-owner of the SF Giants. I keep running into him at various quasi-political events, but we wind up talking about baseball except during formal meetings.

    He sits on the Public Land Develoipment Corporation which was established by the 2011 Legislature. Some of my enviro colleagues are convinced that the PLDC is going to build a 40-story hotel on the top of Diamond Head and sell Pearl Harbor to the Chinese.


  185. Shoko June 23, 2012 4:41 pm

    feeling bad for Torres. Second time he got beat.


  186. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 4:42 pm

    Need some “Forcefull” D!!


  187. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 4:45 pm

    Hey Doc! πŸ˜‰


  188. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 4:46 pm

    Moniz 22 of 38 no interceptions and just made a nice run!


  189. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:49 pm

    Holy smokes, Moniz’s hair is short!


  190. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 4:50 pm

    So THAT’S what Moniz looks like widdout da hair… πŸ™‚


  191. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 4:50 pm

    Isn’t it nice to watch football all together again?


  192. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 4:52 pm

    Yesh. Yesh it is…


  193. Shoko June 23, 2012 4:54 pm

    Talk about adding insult to injury after the sack.


  194. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 4:54 pm

    Not looking good…


  195. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 4:54 pm

    So much for short hair making you a better player…

    Utah have long hair guys all around doing great.


  196. Shoko June 23, 2012 4:58 pm

    Mo must have read that article stating that long hair increases chances of a concussion.


  197. Shoko June 23, 2012 5:01 pm

    Oh well. Not exactly the outcome I was hoping for, but it was nice to see Mo and Torres out there living their dream.


  198. Da Punchbowl Kid June 23, 2012 5:02 pm

    Thanks for 411 Wes’side! See you next game errybody! This makes me miss the Hammerheads…


  199. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 5:02 pm

    On one play, Moniz lost his helmet when he fell on that mishandled snap… and he doesn’t have long hair… So much for THAT excuse.

    Overall, Moniz had a decent game. Just gotta match the other team and score on every possession.


  200. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 5:04 pm

    The right guard sliding over stepped on Moniz’s foot, and he couldn’t move.


  201. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 5:07 pm

    That’s old Mo. Nice scramble.

    The announcer seems pretty familiar with Mo’s background.


  202. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 5:08 pm

    td– moniz is mugged


  203. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 5:08 pm

    Yup. At least one of these announcers has given Moniz (and UH) some props throughout the game.


  204. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 5:11 pm

    When the Force played the VooDoo a few weeks ago, they kicked an onside kick right to the facemask of one of the VooDoo players, and the ball was recovered by the Force. Never seens something like that before.


  205. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 5:13 pm

    Last time these teams met Utah won 74 to 71…

    So defense of Georgia got a little better.


  206. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 5:13 pm

    “You can’t argue with the logic.”

    I think you can.


  207. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 5:14 pm

    I like the rule about adding the penalty yards after the kickoff return. NCAA should try that.


  208. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 5:23 pm

    Well, not the outcome I hoped for, but it’s so good to be watching some football and cheering da boyz again. Next game for the Force is at home on July 1st. We should have a good-sized Green crowd. I think others will show up just ’cause Moniz is a huge step up from Archer.


  209. Wes'side Warrior June 23, 2012 5:24 pm

    Moniz has to move his feet out of the way of them big linemen!


  210. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 5:31 pm

    The Big linemen got to learn not to go backwards but forward…


  211. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 5:53 pm

    Well, sometimes sidewards…but not backwards. Stand your ground men…

    boys, too.


  212. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 5:54 pm

    And hats off to Tsai, as this is one of the most cleanest non-spam

    blogs recently ever…He must have been shooting them down as

    soon as they pop up…


  213. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 6:25 pm

    Saw the score on KITV. Too bad the Force lost. Didn’t watch the game. Was reading my Kindle and weeping. BooHoo. what a tearjerker. Glad to see you guys had a good time, though.


  214. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 6:32 pm

    Gigi:

    Reading the Twilight books again?


  215. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 6:34 pm

    ST: Nah!!! Seriously, I watched 20 minutes of the 1st movie on DVD and was bored to tears. So of course, I wouldn’t buy the books and read them! Lol.


  216. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 6:36 pm

    Instead, I read a memoir of a woman who flew in a plane her hubby was piloting. Plane crashed and burst into flames. Woman was burned 80%.

    Story of survival. What made me cry was her children’s negative reaction to her burned and disfigured face and body. And how with time, they grew to accept and love her.


  217. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 6:40 pm

    Gigi:

    That is a nice story.


  218. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 6:46 pm

    Well, there should be some compensation. The parents should pay her medical and drug (for pain) bills.


  219. d1shima June 23, 2012 6:52 pm


  220. Ipu Man June 23, 2012 6:59 pm

    .


  221. papajoe2 June 23, 2012 7:18 pm

    ?


  222. BG June 23, 2012 7:27 pm

    Sorry I was MIA for a long time…a day full of phone calls!

    D1…Tuesday works for me! Let me know the time.

    Wafan…your boots on red dirt yet?


  223. Kevin June 23, 2012 7:53 pm

    Gigi,

    You believe Lloyd deserves compensation from the parents of the kid?

    I thought you would….


  224. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 7:57 pm

    Kevin: absolutely. I would have compensated her if that were my son or daughter. It’s the Korean way.


  225. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 8:00 pm

    If my son broke my neighbor’s window with a baseball, I would compensate the neighbor. It’s the Korean way.


  226. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 8:00 pm

    How much worse to damage someone’s face.


  227. jm2375 June 23, 2012 8:17 pm

    gigi – did you even read the article? Sounds like the parents tried to help but the b____ (and her lawyer) ignored them and sent the kid threatening letters and then the lawsuit. She’s just looking for a payday. Can you say “frivolous” or “nuisance”?


  228. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 8:23 pm

    Hey, the article says absolutely nothing about the parents offering to help. And permanent damage to the face is not frivolous.


  229. gigi-hawaii June 23, 2012 8:25 pm

    I used to work in a personal injury law firm. This sounds like a good case for plaintiff.


  230. jm2375 June 23, 2012 8:34 pm

    Yeah, but why file a lawsuit and send threatening letters to an 11 year old? It was an accident. You take a risk when anytime you’re near a ball field. It just stinks of someone looking for a payday in addition to being a b$$$$$.


  231. d1shima June 23, 2012 8:36 pm

    BG,

    Roger…wilco…out!


  232. Stephen Tsai June 23, 2012 9:01 pm

    I wonder if she got to keep the ball?


  233. SteveM June 23, 2012 9:23 pm

    Wouldn’t the ball be evidence in the case? Like a bullet in a shooting…with the kids DNA and everything… right? Ooops, sorry, watching too much CSI… πŸ™‚


  234. BG June 23, 2012 9:34 pm

    d1 @ #233… alrighty then πŸ˜€


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  236. gmahoney June 23, 2012 9:50 pm

    Sorry, you take your chances at any ball field. Pay attention to where the balls are going. That’s why I always worried with all the people walking back and forth at RWSS, totally oblivious to the fact that a game was going on….


  237. jm2375 June 23, 2012 9:57 pm

    I have a solution for those people getting their cars booted at Manoa Marketplace for going to Starbucks across the street. Just go to Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf! It’s in the shopping center!! Right jojo? πŸ˜†


  238. J June 23, 2012 11:00 pm

    You’re at a ballfield, it’s an assumed risk. If an 11-year old throwing from a crouch (kid was catching) intentionally hits a small target outside a fenced area 60 plus feet away with enough left on the ball to do some serious damage, sign the kid now and turn him into a pitcher.

    Lady, if you’re going to sue someone, the deep pocket isn’t the kid. Why not blame the park owner for the placement of the picnic table?


  239. el burro sabio June 23, 2012 11:11 pm

    Not paying attention at a baseball field is like walking through a driving range


  240. J June 23, 2012 11:20 pm

    Walking through a driving range is for advanced dodgeball players only.


  241. Kekoa June 23, 2012 11:29 pm

    Just back from a baby luau. Wow!…uku pile-a-kids!! Now that all the kids are knock out, the adults are playing poker. I think one of the kids parents’ just made enough for tuition at UH for at least 2 years.

    I’m ready for crash! Nyetol…Zzzzzzzzzzzz


  242. Kevin June 24, 2012 1:34 am

    J:

    June 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Lady, if you’re going to sue someone, the deep pocket isn’t the kid. Why not blame the park owner for the placement of the picnic table?

    While I think the whole suit is a fraud, as is the character of the plaintiff along with those that support such an individual, this is the most logical thing with regards to any kind of suit considering the location of the incident.

    ‘J’, sounds like you did some kind of legal work before and actually know what you are talking about, or perhaps you exhibit more common sense than others.


  243. Kevin June 24, 2012 1:37 am

    In the end, some people do feel all accidents are other people’s fault.

    In the end, there are people in this world that live on the belief their kaka doesn’t stink and others are beneath them.

    In the end, most of us can thank our lucky stars we do not associate ourselves with such individuals in our daily lives.


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