Proud parents

 Davone and Rachel Bess are the proud parents of Kyrah Imani Kealohimaikalani Bess. Here she is:


* * *

So, I’m in the Denver airport, pretending to mind my own business, when I run into one of June Jones’ friends.
Apparently a bunch of guys from Hawai‘i are going to Dallas this weekend to attend the SMU game and hang out with Jones.
Then the guy says: “June’s looking forward to coming home.”
According to the guy, UH and SMU are working on a deal for the teams to meet in 2010 at Aloha Stadium. UH has two openings for that season.
Stay tuned.

* * *

It’s just like old times with the men’s volleyball team back in Klum Gym today and tomorrow. The round-robin also features USC and BYU. OK, OK. Maybe it’s not the same. After all, there are no permanent bleachers in Klum, anymore. But the cost is free — to the public and to UH, which does not have to pay an appearance fee to the visiting teams.


  1. Stretch November 7, 2008 7:00 am

    ahh, here’s the new post, right on time

  2. Loa November 7, 2008 7:01 am

    morning gang!

    and you heard it first here

  3. Loa November 7, 2008 7:06 am

    woh sorry premature submit button

    UH vs SMU in 2010?
    i thought the other guys were booked up already

  4. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 7:06 am

    The game is supposed to be early in the season, according to the guy. I see openings before and after the USC game.

  5. Garret November 7, 2008 7:07 am

    I’d rather UH play Pac-10 teams, but with two openings in the schedule I guess SMU makes sense–it sure would draw the fans. Although, 2010 is far enough away that maybe people will have moved on and it won’t be much of a draw as it would have been this season or 2009.

  6. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 7:07 am

    The all-but-forgotten Hawai‘i Exemption is still in place.

  7. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 7:08 am

    By the way, JJ’s mom is still very sick. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  8. Garret November 7, 2008 7:08 am

    2010 also gives both teams enough time to have gotten 3 recruiting classes and installed their systems. The contrast should be interesting…

  9. Garret November 7, 2008 7:09 am

    Too bad about JJ’s mom…thoughts and prayers indeed.

  10. Garret November 7, 2008 7:12 am

    UH has trouble going east to play games on the mainland, which has been a problem for years going back before the Tomey years (that is as far back as I can remember). That shouldn’t be surprising because NFL teams have the same problem. They have charter flights, first-class hotels…and they still have big problems when they have to go east for road games.

    I know when I travel, it is MUCH easier to go west and adjust to the time change than it is to go east.

    West Coast teams are 0-11 this season when traveling to the Eastern Time Zone, which is good news for the Dolphins, who host the Seahawks on Sunday.

    Since the beginning of the 2004 season, West Coast teams are 12-40 in games played in the Eastern time zone. Conversely, East Coast teams are 22-26 in games played in the Western time zone since 2004.

  11. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 7:13 am

    And, if things work out, maybe Blaze Soares still will be playing.

  12. Stretch November 7, 2008 7:13 am

    2010 – SMU should be up and running by then. Most of their players playing are freshmen and redshirt freshmen. By the time they play UH, they will have 2 full seasons under their belt and starting their 3rd.

  13. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 7:13 am

    OK, I’m off to El Paso now.

  14. Garret November 7, 2008 7:14 am

    How bad are things at Washington State? They are *41 point* underdogs AT HOME against Arizona tomorrow. It will be interesting to see them travel to Aloha Stadium at the end of their season and to see if their players have started their offseason early.

    If you think you’ve had a tough autumn, put yourself in the shoes of Washington State coach Paul Wulff. If his Cougars aren’t the worst team in college football’s Bowl Subdivision, they are certainly the worst in school history.

    State is 1-8 overall – the win came vs. FCS Portland State – and 0-6 in Pac-10 play. The Cougars rank last in the nation in points allowed at 49.2 per game, and aren’t much better on offense (second to last in points scored at 12.3). They’ve been outscored in league play by an incredible 350-33, a school record for points allowed with three Pac-10 games still to play.

    And while Wulff denies his players are quitting on him, they have been outscored 169-0 and outgained 1,343 yards to 395 in the last 10 quarters.

    The Cougars are a 41-point home underdog to Arizona tomorrow.

  15. Garret November 7, 2008 7:16 am

    I think that Stretch might have “marketing” today…the guy in this article had a week that Stretch, duffer, and the other golfers here would love to have.

    Central Illinois amateur golfer Curt Hocker is on a roll. Five rolls, to be exact.

    Just ask anyone at the El Paso Golf Club, where the 22-year-old has recorded five holes-in-one in the last week, including two on Saturday.

  16. Kekoa November 7, 2008 7:16 am

    Good Morning All…Healing thoughts to all those who are on the mend.

  17. Loa November 7, 2008 7:18 am

    thoughts and prayers for JJ’s mom

    ST – have a nice flight

    Stephen Tsai:

    November 7th, 2008 at 7:13 am
    And, if things work out, maybe Blaze Soares still will be playing.

    maybe they might want to come in 2011?

  18. Kekoa November 7, 2008 7:18 am

    ST ~ You mean we will be able to officially SMU…SMU?

  19. Stretch November 7, 2008 7:18 am

    Just ask anyone at the El Paso Golf Club, where the 22-year-old has recorded five holes-in-one in the last week, including two on Saturday.

    That guy, if he lives up to his duty, should be poor by now.

    BTW – who told you that I was “marketing” today?? shhhhh

  20. Garret November 7, 2008 7:20 am

    I’ve mentioned on this blog before how I think that SDSU will have major problems trying to remain in D-IA…but stadium problems might be the final nail in the coffin. Before this, the Chargers basically paid for the maintenance and upgrades for the Stadium, but the Chargers are being kicked out of the stadium and have to move elsewhere. The city of San Diego has already approved a big development on the stadium property and will tear the stadium down, so where is SDSU going to play. And now the city is tired of subsidizing SDSU’s games and is asking for money…big money from SDSU’s athletic department that is already in the red.

    SDSU’s long-term lease to play at the stadium expired at the end of last season. To be able to play its first four home games this season, SDSU signed a short-term permit that expired last week.

    The sticking points on a long-term deal have been rent and costs. The city has said it has lost money on Aztecs games and doesn’t believe city taxpayers should be responsible for subsidizing SDSU’s football program while it fails to draw fans. SDSU, meanwhile, has been strapped for cash and wants to minimize any rent increase or additional costs.

    “I think they understand the city has subsidized the program to a certain extent, and I think it’s fair to say we’d like to be able to recover our costs and earn a little bit of rent, whatever that is,” stadium manager Mike McSweeney said.

    The negotiations come as both sides face critical budgetary stresses. Mayor Jerry Sanders has proposed closing 17 libraries and recreational facilities, plus $12 million in police and fire cuts, to help close a $43 million budget deficit. Meanwhile, SDSU is proposing to increase the student activities fee by $160 annually to relieve an athletics budget that’s been continually reliant on about $2.7 million in annual “one-time funding” from the president’s office. SDSU has acknowledged that such funding was not sustainable.

    Stadium officials previously estimated that SDSU games cost city taxpayers more than $310,000 in 2006 and 2007, primarily because of sagging attendance. In 2006, SDSU paid $313,493 in rent, but the city’s operating expenses for those six games were $438,362, including an estimated $93,000 in police and fire expenses, according to a city report.

  21. djmitcho November 7, 2008 7:21 am

    Just a quick good morning and Happy Aloha Friday to all those in the Tsaiko village.

    esme and out

  22. Loa November 7, 2008 7:31 am

    Stretch – i thought that was only a local custom

    Garret – sad about SDSU, long way from the Faulk days

    Kekoa – howzit, negative on the inquiry, keiki sports saturday, will tune in to RK, please hoist one for me 🙂

  23. Stretch November 7, 2008 7:37 am

    Loa – I think it is a custom for more than just Hawaii

  24. Rich2176 November 7, 2008 7:38 am


    Conflict in scheduling:

    Weber St. vs. Idaho St. Sat. 12:30 PST GamePlan DirecTV 791 and Altitude 681

    WARRIORS vs. NMSU (Joined in progress) GamePlan DirecTV 793 1:00 pm PST. Hopefully the Arkansas/S. Carolina game will be done early! LOL.

  25. OTTO November 7, 2008 7:42 am

    RE: SDSU & City of San Diego…. now you know the challenge facing the Stadium Authority here…. reduced income from concessions and parking due to declining attendence at UH football. Plus, all the UH fans want to stop the one regular income-producing event at the stadium… the Flea market…

  26. madeinhawaii November 7, 2008 7:50 am

    Hmm… SMU in 2010… who’s gonna be our QB then?

    Insofar as SDSU is concerned. If they have to drop their football program, do those players have to sit out the next season wherever they might end up?

  27. Bulla November 7, 2008 8:05 am

    aloha Rich,

    yes, that is a CONFLICT, man oh man…..choices. well, you know me,

    GO WILDCATS (X2) 🙂 🙂

  28. takoboy November 7, 2008 8:07 am

    mornin all

    rausch (or TBD) vs BLM in 2010, after or before rausch (or TBD) vs. whoever’s sc’s 5 star qb recruit is at the time. hopefully 2 sellouts right there. that’s gonna be a stacked schedule, w/ boise, fresno, and colorado on the road as well…

    thought da frogs had it last night, how does a kicker miss 2 FG’s inside 40 yards i’ll never know. with the way byu’s D is playing lately, i don’t think utah’s losing in the regular season. somehow, i don’t think BSU gets taken above a team like NOhio state. have to hope for a miracle…

  29. Bulla November 7, 2008 8:08 am

    Happy Aloha Friday Tsaikos,

    ST, that is a round about way to get to Las Cruces via Denver vie El Paso…whew, lots of miles my friend.

    hope you have better luck with the TP in Las Cruces, some establishments have gone green and are more environmentally concious, so they are using the residue from the cactus plant in their paper products. although you get a lot more ‘grip’, it’s the ‘rip’ that i am more concerned about.

    hopefully, you packed some TP from Maceys that you purchased in Ogden last week, good luck.

    Let’s go get a victory TSAIKOS!!! AND WARRIORS!!!!

  30. koakane™ November 7, 2008 8:09 am

    morning and happy aloha friday to all the tsaiko kanes and wahines

    stretch guess the mail not getting to ceded lands big kahuna. he gotta clean da maka piapia off his screen. knew you coming late but figga you change your mind since your last email. eh da big guy is still coming after 12 or going be dea for beginning of game?

    moved from oddah post

    shout out aloha Friday to Wafan and da GNW crew. Worst accident I witnessed on I5 was 18 cars and dam glad to say no one died.

  31. koakane™ November 7, 2008 8:12 am

    morning to watercress god and best wishes to beast again. about time someone printed some ink on his playing time.

    hope to see you at some latta UH home game tgate. kden lattas

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2008 8:12 am

    Good morning folks!

  33. Bulla November 7, 2008 8:12 am


    if you out ‘marketing’ again, i hope that it’s not too windy. sometimes those crosswinds can make a presentation just ‘fade’ away, and at other times, when the wind is blowing jus’ right, you can really ‘hook’ your audience.

    either way, hope they all ‘lay up’ to your suggestions and you can actually ‘drive’ your point home. stay true to your plan, and don’t ‘flop’ any ideas, you just might have to ‘drain one’ of those ideas to close the deal.

    either way, hope you’re feeling better so you don’t have to ‘hack’ through the day. whether it’s working or working, the 19th hole is the ultimate equalizer.

    have a whole in one day, that’s right, i didn’t say a hole in every day, stop it Homey!

  34. Bulla November 7, 2008 8:15 am


    mahalo for da props for da beast. he is quietly making a mard for thos Wildcats with 20 tackles, 11 solos, 9 assists, 2 sacks, 4 TFL and 1 Forced Fumble.

    look for a BIG game tomorrow, he has to hit his goals that he set at the beginning of the season, and he has 2 regular season games left to do it.


  35. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2008 8:15 am

    Good Luck to the Twin Wildcats from different mothers.

  36. Bulla November 7, 2008 8:16 am


    hope you, but more so your bride, survived the anniversay 🙂 give her a hug when you see her from us!

  37. Jay November 7, 2008 8:17 am

    Morning Tsaikos.

    I don’t think “coming home” is the right terminology. Maybe “visiting” is better. 😉

    Anyhoo, let’s just show SMU that life goes on post-JJ in 2010. I’m sure we’ll be getting stable during the same 2 years too.

  38. Bulla November 7, 2008 8:17 am

    mahalo dpk,

    i will let him know you’re wishing him well!

  39. koakane™ November 7, 2008 8:18 am

    bulla still waiting for beast rookie fball pics and since he going be freshman dplayer for Weber an autograph one 😀 good too.

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2008 8:24 am

    Yep buller, Da Beast is making a mark indeed! I didn’t know he was making a “mard” too. Wutz a mard? 😆

  41. Bulla November 7, 2008 8:29 am

    you literary giant, i meant mark, haha, and not takai

  42. Bulla November 7, 2008 8:30 am


    i know what you mean, i have his bio photo, but gotta see what we can come up with. it should be good.

    idaho state this week, and they’re 0 for the season, then a bye, and the Eastern Washington on the 22nd. time for leis and fresh poke at that game!!! haha

    then the playoffs, will keep you posted.

  43. Garret November 7, 2008 8:34 am

    Insofar as SDSU is concerned. If they have to drop their football program, do those players have to sit out the next season wherever they might end up?


    I don’t think that SDSU is in danger over the next season or two, but once the Chargers’ lease expires or they pay the buyout fee, then SDSU’s football days will be ticking down. I read in the paper today that the city already approved a big commercial development on the stadium site after the stadium is torn down…where is SDSU going to play? It is crazy that as of today SDSU has no lease to play their final 2 games of the season…that will get fixed, but it is a sign that the city doesn’t really want to subsidize SDSU football anymore.

    If they are forced to drop football in say 3 or 4 years, that would be right around the time that the MWC has to improve the strength of their conference for possible BCS status. Replacing SDSU with just about any school (not to mention BSU) would definitely help their case.

    This will probably kill SDSU’s recruiting in future years, as you know parents and other teams will bring this up. If recruiting goes down even further, the team cannot get better…and so the fans will continue to not care and the budget situation will get even worse.

    In past situations (like SMU’s death penalty), if the school drops football then the players can transfer to any school (even D-IA schools) and play immediately.

  44. Kekoa November 7, 2008 9:07 am

    “My comment is awaiting ‘moderation?’ What? I’m a Conservative!…and Catlick!”

  45. Mei Ling November 7, 2008 9:10 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    SMU in 2010 at Aloha stadium – yeah! That would be a great game.

    Prayers out for Dr.Doc, JJ’s mom.

    Esme & whoosh…

  46. Stretch November 7, 2008 9:13 am

    See everyone later, have a great Aloha Friday. Off to do some marketing now.

  47. addahknowjoe November 7, 2008 9:18 am


    I’m surprised that you had to hear about a UH/SMU deal from JJ’s friends in a Texas airport rather than straight from JD himself.

    You guys not tight anymore?

    Where’s the love?

  48. NEO November 7, 2008 9:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos-

    I haven’t posted here in a very long time, it’s been because I almost didn’t feel welcome, especially in light of, let’s face it, a less than stellar season. However, I came back because I realized something. I realized WHY I didn’t want to post, it was because I wasn’t feeling the mana’o from the Tsai-kos, and then I thought more about it, and I realized, “braddah NEO, you ARE feeling the mana’o, but you not putting it back out there…that’s why you feeling the way you do…” Took a lot of soul searching to figgah out that you know what? I AM a warriors fan, and no matter what anyone says, all of you guys are too… We hate to see the team lose, and for some of us, more than others it hurts even physically, and it’s perfectly natural to get upset and whatnot, but we always have the choice to stand aside for a while, let things calm down, and come back with a renewed sense of purpose, and clear mind. So, if the Tsai-kos will have me back, I’d like to call myself a Tsai-ko once again.

    Aloha, and mahalo gang!


  49. Rob25 November 7, 2008 9:27 am

    Stretch and Rich are the ones that are tight with JD!

    Happy Friday everyone in TsaikoLand!

    Why isn’t it Saturday yet? 😆

    SMU 2010? 👿 Wonder how our offense will be by then? Rausch, Salas and Soares (we hope) will be seniors and can rule the field!

    Gotta Esme…BBL!

  50. mctruck November 7, 2008 9:32 am

    Personally, I’m not excited about a UH/SMU game…not even another team from C-USA. I’d rather see more scheduling of teams from the MWC, and PAC10.

  51. Rob25 November 7, 2008 9:34 am

    Best wishes out to Dr Doc and JJ’s mother!

  52. mctruck November 7, 2008 9:39 am

    So, Mr. Bulla…

    Are you in da-poor house yet with your traveling to the main-island and Hawaii for the Beasts’ games??

  53. Kekoa November 7, 2008 9:48 am

    NEO ~ Come out to da TV-gate at Bay View and hoist a few with the Tsaiko Faith healers.

  54. Garret November 7, 2008 9:51 am

    According to this, here is SMU’s schedule in 2010 for the early part of the season (their other nonconference game is Navy later in the season):

    9/4: at Texas Tech
    9/11: TCU
    9/18: Missouri

    The UH-USC game is on 9/4. As you can see from SMU’s schedule the only way SMU could play UH would be for the game to occur the week before UH plays USC. TCU is a *big* rivalry game for SMU and TCU’s schedule doesn’t have many pukas to move the game around to.

    So, ST says that the game would be the week before or after the USC game. I looked into it and have to conclude that it would have to be the week before the USC game. That also makes sense for SMU because it is easiest to travel early to Hawaii if the game is their opener…plus, I’m guessing ESPN might have the game moved to Friday and both teams would get an extra day of preparation before their second game. On 9/4 UH has USC and SMU has Texas Tech, so both can use that extra day!

    SMU would have the type of non-conference schedule that I’d like to see UH have–UH, Texas Tech, TCU, Missouri, Navy. Two Big 12 schools (for UH that would be Pac 10), one MWC school, one WAC school (for UH that would be MWC or C-USA), and Navy (one of the teams I’d MOST like UH to schedule).

  55. Garret November 7, 2008 9:59 am


    I remember you and never considered you not a Tsai-ko. If you are a Warriors fans and you post here, you are a Tsai-ko to me…though I’m not the one who decides that stuff but I don’t know if anyone actually does. You don’t lose that designation unless you do not want to be a Tsai-ko…many people (hi UHFan808!) get busy and don’t post for a long time, but they are still Tsai-kos and we look forward to when they have time to post again (hint, UHFan808!).

  56. Garret November 7, 2008 10:00 am

    Okay, boss is forcing me back to work. I actually finished my proposal yesterday and have a new task for work that I need to finish today.

  57. mctruck November 7, 2008 10:01 am

    Sounds good, Garret.

  58. al November 7, 2008 10:12 am

    garret….are you suggesting that we go westward to reach the mainland then? or maybe schedule a couple of japan teams huh?

  59. al November 7, 2008 10:13 am

    homecoming eh?

    i was thinking the other day that when jj is done with the mainland he would return as the oc for mack.

    that would be a true homecoming.

  60. (Jesse) James November 7, 2008 10:22 am

    Good morning gang…

    Have to do another Esme again today but wanted to say hello.

    I’m not sure how I feel about a UH/SMU match-up. Not real excited about that either but we’ll see how it plays out when the time gets nearer.

    Kekoa – I’m not sure if you got my RSVP but I’ll be at Bay View tomorrow.

    NEO – Once a Tsaiko, always a Tsaiko. We all have our differences. We all don’t see eye to eye. That’s okay. We can agree to disagree on things. No harm, No foul. We all know that everyone here truly loves UH sports.

    Esme and woooosh

  61. Pride. November 7, 2008 10:24 am

    NEO. You have to first be invited by a present Tsaiko to be in the club. And then you have to pay $25,000. You then have to go through a very private ceremony. There is also an initiation weekend dedicated just to you. Hope fully you don’t get hurt too badly that weekend.

  62. Pride. November 7, 2008 10:25 am

    Sorry NEO, I was confused. That was the terms for another club that I was going to join. I’m still waiting for my invitation though.

  63. LizKauai [Believer] November 7, 2008 10:28 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Prayers and good thoughts to all!!


    ps- Sports (and all you guys)- check out the feesh dinnah on my blog.
    Halalu- ya!

  64. al November 7, 2008 10:29 am

    pride….no forget you haven’t put your 25k down yet.

  65. (Jesse) James November 7, 2008 10:31 am

    Pride…I’ll invite you to join the Koakane Kanaka’s Klub…

    Just need a twelve pack of Heineken…maybe some kalding….miso soup…and you’re in….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  66. Garret November 7, 2008 10:31 am

    garret….are you suggesting that we go westward to reach the mainland then? or maybe schedule a couple of japan teams huh?


    There isn’t a way to fix the problem for UH…but it does underscore the difficulty UH has when they go on the road, and also why it is less demanding of teams when they travel to Hawaii. I’ve watched 30+ years of UH struggling on the mainland, but never realized that traveling east could be a significant part of the problem. It is harder for any team to win on the road than it is at home, but apparently it is harder for teams when they go east instead of west.

    The problem is probably compounded when the road game is during the day (like the Utah State game) instead of at night (like the Fresno State game). The time change would cause havok with the body clocks more for a noon game (morning in Hawaii) than a 6pm or 7pm game.

  67. (Jesse) James November 7, 2008 10:31 am

    ooops….just realized that the initials of that club are bad….I apologize

  68. al November 7, 2008 10:32 am

    darren mickens…………..

    some stats available on max preps,local,player

    few highlights;
    averaging 10.6 tackles per gm
    punt returns at 14.6 per return
    also has caught seven passes/3 td’s

    this through seven games.

  69. Jason November 7, 2008 10:34 am

    NEO: Welcome back!

    Loa: Pretty sure the post-hole-in-one tradition is more than local. I remember a Pepsi commercial where a young kid makes an ace on an empty course. All of a sudden, some old man shows up, having been the only guy to witness it. The commercial ends with the two at a Pepsi soda machine. Something like that, at least. 🙂

    Hmm, SMU-UH, eh? I would be one of those guys eager to see that game. Then again, I’m eager for every game!

  70. LizKauai [Believer] November 7, 2008 10:36 am

    One more thing 😉

    In my daily search for Colt info, I’ve discovered my favorite Redskins blog- after Matt Terl and Chris Cooley, of course.

    This blogger has a very insightful approach and I found many of the things he observed about the MNF Redskins-Steelers game applicable in principle to the Warriors as well:


  71. al November 7, 2008 10:41 am

    i am thinking that mickens should he pull the trigger will be groomed as a linebacker or defensive end.

  72. SteveM November 7, 2008 10:43 am

    Good morning everyone!

    A “welcome back!” to OTTO who has been a very infrequent poster since last year!

    Same to NEO, who first appeared on the blog in October 2006– 3 months after ST first started!

  73. madeinhawaii November 7, 2008 10:47 am


    Which is probably one of the reasons why JJ moved practice to early mornings. If the team is used to getting up at 5 am and going to bed really early, I suppose, it helps when they are on the road.

  74. duffer November 7, 2008 10:50 am

    DOE’s decision on King Kekaulike’s hand gesture,

  75. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 10:52 am

    You know how it is: I go home for four days, and Donovan, “Ferd,” Leahey and the gang all go to eat at Stateline last night. I’m outta the loop, I tell you.

  76. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 10:54 am

    It is indeed a loopy travel schedule. I know this because it took about 45 minutes for my bags to make it to the baggage carousel.

  77. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 10:54 am

    Did I pluralize “bags”? That can’t be right. Surely, a man does not need two bags for a two-night trip, does he?

  78. jojo ® November 7, 2008 10:58 am

    Stephen Tsai – don’t worry, your secret is safe with us

  79. jojo ® November 7, 2008 10:59 am

    (Jesse) James – you lie. I don’t see Annodahdave at Cat’s Daily Dish! Now I look like a stalker.

  80. jm2375 November 7, 2008 11:03 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Kekoa, Koakane & DPK sensei – tomorrow looking iffy for me. If can, can, if no can, you guys can eat my share. Just don’t let Homey get to it! 😆

    Congrats to Wahine on their win yesterday. Scott Robbs yesterday morning certainly called it – said match would end at 5:15, match ended (by my watch) at 5:14.

  81. 3-Prong November 7, 2008 11:03 am

    Pretty smart of JJ to schedule Hawaii. He can use it as a recruiting tool to the local kids.

  82. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 11:10 am

    UH also is in talks with Virginia (we know how that went the last time) and a home-and-home with Rutgers.

  83. whitey November 7, 2008 11:10 am

    Top 100???

  84. addahknowjoe November 7, 2008 11:11 am


    Braddah, you never left.

    Once a Tsai-ko. Always a Tsai-ko!

    I agree, it’s hard to take a loss. But, it’s so much easier to take a loss united together.

    Now’s the time as fans we build character. We find out who we truly are under adversity. Last year, Notre Dame was 1-6 and obviously about to lose yet again at home. It was the fourth quarter with 6 minutes left when I noticed something significant. The stadium was jam packed with fans. No one left. Everyone still cheered as if they were going to win. What an unreal site. Now, THAT’S fans! That’s what I’d like Hawaii fans to aspire to be. Totally committed. Unconditionally.

    At some point every team is bound to lose. It is then the team, the program, their nation will see who they truly are. What kind of foundation do they have. Do they crumble? Or do they press on! Sure, good fun win together. But, gotta lose together too.

    A perfect example is our run to the Sugar Bowl. Biggest game in our programs history and we get skunked on national TV. Droves of Hawaii fans took it hard for months. Why? We never learned how to lose. I heard our fans expressed words like, embarrassed, ashamed, give up, losers, weak… Cannot help. When one is negative all their lives, they’ll be negative too in times of distress.

    Texas just got the #1 title yanked out from under them from a foe they’ve easily handled for decades. Look them, they’re right back fighting this week. Twice Oklahoma was embarrassed in BCS bowl games on national TV. Look them, they’re right back again, fighting for a national title. USC loss the national title with what quite possibly could have been the best college team ever assembled. Look them, trying to fight for a title, yet again with a reloaded team. The difference between us and these programs? They all know how to lose. They all know how to handle extreme adversities. We don’t.

    Not yet…

    I have the utmost faith Hawaii will one day rise to national prominence. And this time, we ain’t leavin! It’ll be glorious!

    I wanna be prepared for that day. The building of our program’s foundation begins within each and every one of YOU!

  85. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 11:18 am

    NEO – from the Matrix? are you the one?

    ‘morning fellow humans.

    jm#### – stay home cook rice.

  86. (Jesse) James November 7, 2008 11:18 am

    jojo…he is usually there on Fridays…and Tenks her for her food pics…just watch the Woodcraft Hawaii commercials, he is frequently on those….mwahahahahahahahaha

    and no, you only look like you’re stalking homey…LMAO

  87. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 11:22 am

    I vote for A-Joe to be the next President of France!

  88. (Jesse) James November 7, 2008 11:24 am

    addahknowjoe…as homey would say, “True dat”

    real fans support their teams through thick and thin and each of us here do just that. I remember Notre Dame under Willingham when they had that horrible 2 and 10 season…and their stadium was still packed during the 11th game of the season. LSU moved its game a few hours earlier so that fans could watch the game before evacuating the city ahead of Hurricane Ike (now that was really hard core)….We have to be fans who will win with pride and lose with dignity. When we lose, we need to be able to pick ourselves up and move on to the next game and improve.

  89. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 11:25 am


    That was well said! I’ve been a UH football fan for nearly six decades and I’ve seen a lot of losses…Yet we keep attending the games year after year… You just gotta love the game, the state, the school, the players, the coaches …and keep on believing in the team; this is when they really need us to fill the stands.

    See you guys tomorrow at the TV-gate…


  90. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 11:27 am

    (J)J – I’m in it only for the cc, t-gates, and tv-gates… 😆

  91. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 11:28 am

    LTUF – Sheesh, only show up because it’s on your side of the island this time.

  92. Pride. November 7, 2008 11:29 am




  93. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 11:30 am

    #93 – World’s largest cheerleader. Those pom poms sure look small in his hands.

  94. Pride. November 7, 2008 11:30 am

    Where’s my pompoms?

  95. ryan November 7, 2008 11:31 am

    Would love to see us play Virginia and Rutgers. What years are we looking for those games?

  96. Pride. November 7, 2008 11:35 am

    Ahhhh Koakane. I might not be able to make it to Bayview. I kindahhhhhhhhhh, pulled my groin muscle trying to do the split after the last “Aggie” shout. I goin’ try put some DMSO and see how I feel in da mornin.

  97. Just Saying November 7, 2008 11:35 am




  98. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 11:35 am

    November 7th, 2008 at 11:30 am

    Where’s my pompoms?

    ROTFLMFAO! I could just hear you say that in your high voice!

  99. Just Saying November 7, 2008 11:37 am

    Home-Home with Rutgers?

    I thought Jim Donovan was trying to stay away from scheduling east coast teams?

  100. Pride. November 7, 2008 11:37 am

    What high voice?

  101. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 11:38 am


    Nah, I’m going so that I can see you swing your Price-Fisher golf clubs…
    : 😉

    Hey, how you been? buddy…

  102. Pride. November 7, 2008 11:38 am

    You bettah watch it Homey? I going put you at the bottom of the pyramid with me at the very top.

  103. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 11:42 am

    LTUH – Correction, it’s Playskool golf clubs!

    Pride. – an inverted pyramid?

  104. madeinhawaii November 7, 2008 11:43 am

    Stephen Tsai

    Did I pluralize “bags”? That can’t be right. Surely, a man does not need two bags for a two-night trip, does he?

    We’re not talking about the ones often mistaken for a 6-pack, are we?
    If not, then no, unless they are the ones under your eyes.


    A team only loses if it doesn’t learn from it’s experience. JJ took 9 years to build his ‘team’ and supporting staff. Then he left, and so did his ‘team’ with him. Now we got a new team… ‘McMackin’s team’ and it’s going to take awhile to build. Meanwhile, there will be lessons to be learned and pieces to be fitted just so.

    Even as fans, it takes a bit of re-acclimating to get used to the faces and persona of a new team. You need to grieve for the passing of one before you can welcome and cheer for the new – something we all do in our own time, space and way.

    Thanks to this blog and some other online haunts, I’m really enjoying this rebuild of the Warrior program. This time we all get to sit in at the ground floor and not only see each and every nail, screw, staple, and board go up at Ching and hopefully Aloha, we also get to watch each player’s development, travails and tribulations, his contributions and the team’s unification under a new coach and staff. We get to wallow with the team in their moments of despair and revel in their successes as never before. More than ever, we have so much to be cheering for. We not only have more local players on the team, we have a lot of alumni in the coaching staff, as well. We have absolutely no right to be ‘down.’ As fans we are discovering that we can make a difference, in the smallest of ways to the biggest and it’s all good.

  105. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 11:43 am

    Oooh, that’s classic, nephew Pride.

  106. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 11:44 am


    oh you wen upgrade your clubs…

  107. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 11:49 am

    LTUH – I’ve been doing fine! Watching a lot of TV, enjoying the good things in life like the 5 f’s. Contemplating when I should cut the trees and hedges before I put up Christmas lights. Thinking of my Thanksgiving meal. Trying to visualize a golf swing. Looking forward to a good game tomorrow!

  108. BG November 7, 2008 11:52 am


    Al-san…I agree with you that Mickens has the potential to grow into an outside linebacker with his height and speed….OK, so you didn’t say “outside”, jmo.

  109. SteveM November 7, 2008 11:53 am

    I opened up a MRE (military Meal, Read-to-Eat) recently to show Peaches the contents. Looking at the standard accessory packet somehow reminded me of ST on the road. Contents: instant coffee, sugar, creamer, moist towelette, gum, toilet paper, matches, and red pepper (?). I’m saving it for him, although we are out of road games this season. 😕

  110. BG November 7, 2008 11:54 am


    Soooo, who’s your DMSO supplier? Tell me tomorrow….

  111. al November 7, 2008 11:56 am

    bg…..he actually did play olb his soph/jr years and he was very good i read.

    i was thinking along the line of mack’s converting safeties to lb’s and lb’s converting to de’s.

    so when i see so many lb’s being recruited i don’t panic because you know some will grow in to other positions and they make ideal special team players.

  112. al November 7, 2008 11:57 am

    har, har, har……….

    jojo ®:

    November 7th, 2008 at 10:59 am
    (Jesse) James – you lie. I don’t see Annodahdave at Cat’s Daily Dish! Now I look like a stalker.

    so you are the palolo prowler.

  113. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 11:57 am


    Good to hear; see you tomorrow at TV-gate. I guess I’ll be watching the Nevada-Fresno State game and the high school championship games tonight on OC16. Go GOVS!

  114. al November 7, 2008 11:59 am

    gee. stevem. you should have just said you wanted to go to camellia’s or chin’s.

    you didn’t have to bust out the mre’s. do they keep that long???

    ah, desparate times produce desparate measures.

  115. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 12:01 pm

    Hey is this the night shift or what? Good to see Al, SteveM, BG, Made in Hawaii, Pride. , etal, up and about this early

  116. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 12:03 pm

    SteveM, I thought you liked SOS….not MRE’s… 😉

  117. al November 7, 2008 12:03 pm

    yah, time for a nap.

  118. Garret November 7, 2008 12:08 pm

    Looks like Kansas State was close to an agreement to hire TCU’s Gary Patterson to be their coach…unfortunately for Kansas State, some people leaked the news early (similar to what happened with Les Miles and Michigan last year) and now he says he won’t take the Kansas State job.

    Patterson had reportedly agreed to a 5-year, $2 mil per year deal. I guess he noticed what JJ was making in nearby Dallas…

    Gary Patterson’s agent has denied to that Patterson has been hired by Kansas State. GoPowercat cited sources stating such earlier Friday.

    “We have had no contact with K-State,” George Bass, Patterson’s agent, said.

    Multiple sources have told GoPowercat that K-State has had discussions with Patterson and a deal was reached. Bass strongly denies this information.

    Patterson is a K-State graduate who began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach on Jim Dickey’s 1982 KSU staff at K-State.

  119. SteveM November 7, 2008 12:09 pm

    Al — curiousity and just dieting a bit. The MRE contents noted that men and women in field conditions needed at least 3,600 calories per day…. provided therein.

    Lots of goodies in there. I used to carry a few on my small boat 20 years ago….hmmmm, better go check on them in storage. 🙂

  120. Jeff G. November 7, 2008 12:19 pm

    Happy birthday to Tyler G. It is too bad he is not able to spend it with his family as planned as well as his Hawaii family (his teammates).

  121. SteveM November 7, 2008 12:20 pm

    Long Time UH Fan:
    November 7th, 2008 at 12:03 pm
    SteveM, I thought you liked SOS….not MRE’s…

    Long Time UH Fan — I love ground beef SOS on toast or biscuit with hash browns. Did I tell you that the Pride of America is the the only ship I ever been on that made it… and made it well? I used to like the place in Nuuanu that serves JJ Specials, but there have been changes there.

  122. jojo ® November 7, 2008 12:21 pm

    Al – We have half a box of MREs, it helps sustain my prowling abilities.

  123. A-House November 7, 2008 12:22 pm

    Go Jim D and schedule all those games with the Big East and ACC – now, Mrs A-House and I can plan to attend those games – we decided to go to Washington in 2010 and Colorado in 2011. What a way to spend time in our “senior years” – go places never been!

    Other teams in the Big 12 would be okay to because we have not been to most of the towns where they are located – Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahome, etc.

    Don’t forget the Big 10 “cry babies” too – home ‘n home if can – if not, will go there anyway.

    Wow, this will really cut into my Vegas trips, but alas, most travel agencies will figure out a way to “add” Vegas on the way home or find casinos in the surrounding area like ahhh, what the heck is the name of the biggest casino in the US? I know it’s on Indian property in Connecticut.

    BTW, where is Rutgers? Some where close to d1’s alma marter?

    MRE’s, K-rations, C-rations: loved them all except the scramble eggs – yuck, that was bad, really bad!!!

  124. d1島 November 7, 2008 12:24 pm

    This may be the only time Linfield gets compared (favorably) to Michigan’s football team.

    Linfield (Ore.) College and the University of Michigan are no longer linked in college football lore.

    What? You didn’t know they were?

    Well, until Saturday, both had long streaks of consecutive winning seasons. Linfield still does.

    That improved Linfield’s record to 5-2, clinching the Division III Wildcats’ 53rd consecutive winning season — an NCAA all-divisions record.

    Meanwhile, Michigan lost to Purdue, 48-42, to drop to 2-7, thereby ending its streak of 40 consecutive winning campaigns. The Wolverines also won’t be going to a bowl game after 33 consecutive postseason appearances.

  125. al November 7, 2008 12:28 pm

    well, jojo if you ever run out of mre’s you can always stop by. we will feed you.

  126. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 12:28 pm


    I had SOS once on the Pride of America too; brought back memories of eating those in the Air Force. This guy who served in my squadron was an all-state Tennessee high school WR and he loved them. He told me to try it but I really didn’t care for it.

  127. d1島 November 7, 2008 12:31 pm


    Alma mater???
    Never been anywhere near Pescataway, New Jersey.

  128. d1島 November 7, 2008 12:33 pm




  129. al November 7, 2008 12:33 pm

    virginia, rutgers….is that a good home and home matchup?
    idk. seems a bit far away for us and i don’t see much benefit really.

    i would rather see us play michigan state, texas tech, or a cali-pac 10 team.

  130. A-House November 7, 2008 12:35 pm


    BCS rules on # of teams that must consistently place in top 25 for “wana bees”.

    Kind a tough when some current BCS conferences cannot meet this standard or are they “grand fathered in”? Is USC the only PAC 10 team in the top 25? Big East has only one at # 25. MWC has 3 this year.

  131. Ronnie November 7, 2008 12:39 pm

    Happy Friday Tsaiko Family!

    It’s almost Saturday!!!

    NEO – Welcome back!

    Only 4 weeks until I get to come home! (for a visit at least)

  132. A-House November 7, 2008 12:40 pm

    Venerable Klum Gym:

    Witnessed UH beat Oregon St when Oregon was ranked # 3 in the country.

    Bows center was Tony, forgot his last name, who was 6′ 11″ and slim as a rail. He was so tall that he had to bend his head while walking the halls of Atherton YMCA.

  133. jojo ® November 7, 2008 12:42 pm

    Yup, I echo Al’s request for Pac-10 teams. Playing an East Coast team would be tough, and I’m not just thinking if UH is home. I would like to see UH play Cal or Stanford! Then I can drag my cousin who has never gone to a college game.

  134. Kekoa November 7, 2008 12:43 pm

    D-1 ~
    Pardon me for not shedding a tear for Michigan…but..3 cheers for Linfield!!

  135. jojo ® November 7, 2008 12:43 pm

    oops I mean more Pac-10 teams. Heck join Pac-10! j/k

  136. A-House November 7, 2008 12:44 pm


    Did not the “halls of ivy” go that far south?

    Or, is the “halls of ivy” only in northern part of East Coast?

  137. Rob25 November 7, 2008 12:46 pm

    Hi Ronnie!

    We gotta make some plans for when you are home. What are the dates that you are going to be here?

  138. Rob25 November 7, 2008 12:48 pm

    Hi A-House! *waving*

    How is Mrs. A-House? I haven’t seen her posting lately, is it because there is no blog contests with milestones that we have to reach.

  139. BG November 7, 2008 12:49 pm


    You supposed to save the MRE’s for hurricane preparedness! LOL

    When the 29th Bde left for Iraq a couple of years ago, they left behind pallets and pallets of MRE’s. It was funny, because I’d catch the pizza delivery guys and Subway out in the field taking stuff to the Hawaii guys. Damned cell phones…call and give an eight digit coordinate and they’d deliver! Oh, yeah…the MRE’s were already accounted for and needed to gotten rid of. One guy filled his suv to the roof and took them to his Boy Scout troop.

  140. Garret November 7, 2008 12:50 pm


    To answer your question about the BCS rules, they actually take an average over a 4-year period instead of just a snapshot at one time like now. If you look at the postseason rankings for the Pac-10 over the past 4 years, they have lots of teams that show up in the rankings–much more than the MWC or WAC.

    The Big East *has* been getting a lot of heat because of their performance, especially after their conference was raided and they lost some of their better teams. There was some talk about dropping them when the BCS was being reviewed, but they were lucky that several of their teams jumped high up in the ratings…plus, the MWC and WAC were not as strong back then.

    The Pac-10 will be back once they get their QB situations straightened out. The Big East should worry though if they keep struggling and the MWC gets better (dropping SDSU would help their power rating). But both conferences have 4 years or so to show how good they are. If TCU loses its coach, that could be a problem for the MWC, just like BSU losing their coach could drop the strength of the WAC in the future.

  141. Garret November 7, 2008 12:54 pm

    Just Saying wrote on my Warrior Quotes blog:

    this is a boring website.

    My response is below:

    This website is not meant to be entertaining, it is meant to serve as an archive about the Warriors, providing resource for Warrior fans to easily look up information from the past months and years. It also provides a quick way for Warrior fans (and fans of the teams that the Warriors play) to see what the Warriors and their opponents are saying.

    For example, the quote collection after each game is quite long and contains many pieces of information and quotes that people who only read one newspaper (or even all the Hawaii papers) would miss. I find it interesting to read what the opposing team’s players and coaches say in their local newspapers, especially when UH plays a school with a lot of media coverage like Florida.

    I don’t get many comments on my blog and that is how I like it–this is an archive that Warrior fans can search through for information, not a blog that tries to attract comments. In fact, I’ve asked many people who have commented here to send their comments to The Warrior Beat instead.

  142. A-House November 7, 2008 12:54 pm

    Appears we all have our own special reason(s) for playing a certain school.

    For us, its travel, visiting more casinos, and maybe the opportunity for UH to truly recruit “nationwide” as do some of the schools like USC, LSU, Florida, etc.

    For sure, traveling East is much tougher than “go West young man”. Gets much tougher as one gets older and I remember being a “zombie” sitting in classes at Caralise(sp) Barracks for the first 2 days in 1984-85.

    Every time I visit the Kona coast, I keep thinking how many people can live between Kailua-Kona and the Maunakea Beach Resort – must be several millions and I dream of the recuriting potential for UH.

  143. lab rat November 7, 2008 1:04 pm

    C-Rats was okay. Think grease in a can. MREs were a huge improvement. I liked LURPs the best.

    Go Governors.

  144. lab rat November 7, 2008 1:10 pm

    I still have my P-38 on my dog tag chain. I only have a problem when it pops open.

  145. shyloh November 7, 2008 1:12 pm

    Is UH going to do a walk-thru practice at NMSU stadium? The radio said the Utah State stadium turf was tough to get a grip on and caught the players off guard.

  146. lab rat November 7, 2008 1:15 pm

    I remember that David Farmer lost his shoe on one play after a good run.

  147. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 1:16 pm

    Lab rat,

    Can you still buy P-38’s?

  148. lab rat November 7, 2008 1:18 pm

    I don’t know. I had mine since 1970. I think it came in the c-rat case.

  149. BG November 7, 2008 1:18 pm


    Speaking of recruiting…haven’t seen Doris Sullivan around in a while. Hope things are OK with PIAA.

    Was it just mental telepathy…that we were all thinking around Wreck around the same time?

    Also hope Marv’s OK after the Georgia loss! Ouch!

    Pau lunch time…

  150. lab rat November 7, 2008 1:20 pm

    They might have it at that military surplus store near sand island.

  151. HiFlyer November 7, 2008 1:24 pm


    You can find the P-38 openers in the sporting/camping section almost anywhere.

  152. al November 7, 2008 1:24 pm

    it did appear that we had difficulties maintaining our footing at usu. however, the usu aggies had no problems with it. i am beginning to wonder if the under armour shoes are the culprit. seems to me that we are having many incidents of slipping and sliding this year.

    perhaps, the ua shoe design folks could work out these glitches with some real football players in resolving the matter during the off season so that by spring (at least) this can be rectified.

  153. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 1:27 pm

    Lab rat and HIFlyer,

    Thanks, I’ll check it out; makes good gifts for emergencies.

  154. A-House November 7, 2008 1:29 pm

    lab rat:

    P-38 have not heard that term in ages – I still have mine at home and I keep it for emergencies – also got one in my fishing kit.

    For the Air Force types, it is the twin tailed fighter used during WWII in Europe and the Pacific area of opns.

  155. A-House November 7, 2008 1:30 pm

    Also used to miss my “steel pot” that we used for cooking and shaving out in the field.

    Today’s helmet, no can cook!

  156. al November 7, 2008 1:32 pm

    and in the mess out on the field there was the bigger version called a p51.

    talk about ingenious. what would the gi’s have done without em out in the fields?

    and you could also pop a bottle cap with it.

  157. Kekoa November 7, 2008 1:33 pm

    LTUF ~ Yes! They even sell XLP-38’s that are for opening large containers. One small problem, you gotta go to Old Sarge’s Surplus Store near Ft. Bragg, NC to buy it!

  158. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2008 1:34 pm


    I don’t think they are doing a walk-through at Aggie Memorial Stadium. I thought I remember ST or someone else saying that they were gonna do their walk-through at UTEP. IMO, it would be a waste of time to drive 45 minutes to Las Cruces to do a walk-through that might not even last that long, then drive back to El Paso.

    I believe the field at NMSU’s stadium is grass.

  159. al November 7, 2008 1:37 pm

    ltuh…buy it bulk 33 cents each.

  160. Buffoman November 7, 2008 1:40 pm

    It has probably been stated in the past, but why has the MWC and WAC not looked past their differences and looked to the fleeting dollars if they choose to remain the same? They will alwys be looked upon as step children to the “mighty BCS schools” as they have enough weak baggage to allow those divisions to look down on the respective conferences (WAC and MWC).

    They should really look to be pro active and take what is perceived to be the marquee teams and form a new division. Be it and 8, 10 or 12 team division, but be something that is marketable, exciting and would give the Big East a run at who should be in the elite grouping.

    Actually, the re-organization would help the weaker schools as it is really hard, as exhibited by SDSU, Idaho and the like to keep pretending that they are at an elite level. They could move to DII or just move on at what may be also be a financially wise move.

  161. Kekoa November 7, 2008 1:40 pm

    I forgot about the SS store on sand island… Prolly got ’em in all sizes.

    Al ~ P-51? Hmmm…never heard that nomenclature used. Must be what we called ‘da big bamboocha’

  162. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 1:41 pm

    How come they name can openers the same as the fighters? P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang… I worked on F-86 sabre jets…is there a P-86? 😉

  163. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2008 1:45 pm

    Hmm. A home-and-home with Rutgers would be interesting. Piscataway is a one-hour train ride away from NYC. Would make for an interesting trip with the Tsai-ko gag. 🙂 🙂

  164. J-Dog November 7, 2008 1:50 pm

    I noticed some players using nike shoes but they colored them all black, or have tape wrapped around the nike logo.

  165. lab rat November 7, 2008 1:52 pm

    Please note that I read that the P-38 and P-51 is considered contraband on commercial airlines and will be confiscated.

    P-38 supposedly took 38 twists to open c-rat can. P-51 took approx. 51 twists to open No. 10 can.

  166. Pride. November 7, 2008 1:57 pm

    Thanks Buffoman. Took the words right out of my mouth.

  167. A-House November 7, 2008 2:04 pm


    The F-86 will be just that other than calling it the Sabre.

    Remember when it first show cased and I was in awe due to its speed and shape. Wanted to be a fighter pilot, but that went down the drain when I had to use glasses. Further, one cannot have motion sickness. Oh, well.

    It’s a good thing that Germany did not have 100s of them or the outcome of WWII may have been very different and that most of the “good” rocket scientists decided U.S. was better than Russia. Only was Russia stayed current with the U.S. is because they dismantled in Germany and reassembled factories building jet and/or rocket engines and nuclear bombs in Russian territory.

  168. al November 7, 2008 2:05 pm

    terrorist to flight crew, “i am taking control of this aero plane. if you don’t listen i will commence opening a hole as big as a tuna can in the side this aero plane.”

    “hak…..okay then i will use this weapon of destruction immediately!”
    (all the while brandishing his p-38)

  169. A-House November 7, 2008 2:07 pm

    Speaking of F-86 Sabre jets, hope Coach Tuioti and/or other coaches will be or were able to make contact with Pauoa Boy’s neighbor across the street.

    He could be the Warriors Sabre jet.

  170. (Jesse) James November 7, 2008 2:09 pm

    A-House…Rutgers is in New Jersey…not too far from Princeton. That Ivy League school. They have a serious rivalry between the two schools….

  171. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 2:20 pm

    Did you guys read about the salaries that former Warrior players in the NFL make? Wow…especially LaBoy and Sopoaga…

  172. Kekoa November 7, 2008 2:21 pm

    Howzit JamesH-38 (Heineken Bottle opener).

    Rotgers? We would need Bio-suits and all our shot records updated to enter into NJ.

  173. (Jesse) James November 7, 2008 2:21 pm

    Anybody seen the F-22 Raptors??? Those are some awesome jets.

  174. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 2:22 pm


    As a contemporary of mine, thank you for those tidbits about the F-86 sabre, the fighter that dominated the Korean skies…

  175. (Jesse) James November 7, 2008 2:22 pm

    yo yo Kekoa…got me down for tomorrow, right???

  176. A-House November 7, 2008 2:25 pm

    8 Super Conferences including combining the “mid-major” conferences by taking the top 4 or 5 teams and creating a new BCS conference may be the way to create a “play-off” system to determine the national champion. Example, top 5 teams from the MWC and WAC form a new BCS conference.

    Conference champs automatically qualify for a BCS bowl game to determine who will be the national champ.

  177. A-House November 7, 2008 2:30 pm

    BTW: How far is Atlantic City from Rutgers?

    LTUHF: I think it’s incredible how quickly we were able to take pilots flying P-51s and others and make them into “jet jockies”. Talk about some special, talented guys. Fliht training must have been something else!

  178. A-House November 7, 2008 2:30 pm

    fliht = flight

  179. lopaka43 November 7, 2008 2:31 pm

    Aloha, Tsaiko-ohana!!

    In case it was not picked up from a previous post, I will be attending the Bayview TV Gate, and want the $15 buffet.

    See you tomorrow.
    Go Warriors!!

  180. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 2:32 pm


    I agree that is one awesome bird!

  181. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 2:33 pm


    Go visit the Foxwoods Resorts Casino in CT; my friend tells me it’s a huge casino…

  182. whitey November 7, 2008 2:37 pm

    at las cruses, one of the nmsu “supporters” wrote about coach mumme’s “air raid” offense. he said air raid spelled backwards is “diar ria”. that is funny.

  183. NEO November 7, 2008 2:40 pm

    whitey-LMFAO that’s great!!! we’ll see tomorrow… 🙂 LTUHF, you can get P-38s online no sweat… y’know they’re called “John Wayne’s” right? Now, can anyone tell me why? (I know but I like test you guyses knowledge too eh?)


  184. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2008 2:41 pm

    The Nevada-Fresno game is set to start in about an hour and a half.

    Would you like us to keep mum about the highlights and score of this game? I know you’ve been kind of irked that members such as myself have been babbling off in-progress reviews.

  185. d1島 November 7, 2008 2:43 pm

    Howzit All.

    Very interesting discussion/reminiscing this afternoon.

    Probably most of all is Buffoman, who I salute for daring to take anything right out of Pride.’s mouth *gulp*

  186. Kekoa November 7, 2008 2:44 pm

    James ~ Yup…gotcha down for a party of 12!…Bwhahaha!

    Lopaka43 ~ Da Boss not coming, so I got you listed as ‘single’ but lurking.

  187. d1島 November 7, 2008 2:46 pm


    Welcome back.

    Training film 😉

  188. d1島 November 7, 2008 2:48 pm

    It’s official designation is ‘US ARMY POCKET CAN OPENER’ or ‘OPENER, CAN, HAND, FOLDING, TYPE I’, but it is more commonly know by its nickname the P-38 which it supposedly acquired from the 38 Punctures required to open a C-Ration can. It is also known by many as a “John Wayne” by those in the Navy and Marines because he was shown opening a can of C-Rations using a P-38 in a WWII training film. From then on Sailors and Marines referred to them as a “John Wayne”.

  189. Bulla November 7, 2008 2:48 pm


    #53 post, well, all the tuition money used before for SL was converted to airfares….i think we still come out upside down….but you know how i live…make memories, make memories, make memories.

    i would not trade anything for this…..come january to next september, mr. scrooge to da max, but for now…..let it ride……all the way through the playoffs.

    it’s all good…………once in a lifetime………how you going act?

  190. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 2:53 pm


    Thanks for that tidbit about why P-38’s are called “John Waynes”…

  191. LizKauai (iPhone) November 7, 2008 2:54 pm

    so I go up to the Post Office window in Lihue after being away for a few years and the guy behind the window says. Wow, do you do anything else besides blogging?
    A lurker. Haha!

  192. Kekoa November 7, 2008 2:56 pm

    BTW – The AF is going to feature a formation of jets doing a fly-over right after the Nat’l Anthem. Designed to give the NMSU Air Raider offense a boost.

    We should counter with an AC-130 gunship to scatter their sideline bench with 40MM rounds and a 7.62 Gatlin pouring hot lead! (For Amusement Only).

    Finish with da Ha’a!


  193. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 2:58 pm


    Thanks; I’ve checked the online price for P-38’s to use as a benchmark before I visit the SS on Sand Island Rd.

    And welcome back to the Warrior Beat!

  194. Kekoa November 7, 2008 2:59 pm

    Hiya MsLiz! Lurkers in Lihue?…Wow! Pretty soon you can run for Mayor to take Bernards place!

  195. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 3:00 pm

    BTW, Good luck to the sons of Bulla and D1Shima in their games this Saturday…

    Go Wildcats! X2

  196. Kekoa November 7, 2008 3:03 pm

    Long Time UH Fan – Pops & Hi Flyer can talk you down safely out of the wild blue yonder at the TV-gate. There’s about 75 years of flying machines between them.

  197. Bulla November 7, 2008 3:03 pm


    mahalo for the kind words, always good to cheer the local boyz on, wherever they might be strapping it up….


  198. wafan November 7, 2008 3:04 pm

    Pride as a cheer leader?

    Man, those guys that toss him up and do a basket catch should be playing for the Warriors.

  199. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 3:05 pm

    Just posted a pic of Davone’s daughter.

  200. al November 7, 2008 3:06 pm

    Committed Road Warrior:

    eh, no worry beef curry.

    a few days ago i broke the dvr against the dry wall. although the dvr won that skirmish, it was damaged internally forever. i hope that oc16 is forgiving and will give me a new one.

    in the past, there was only one tsaikoette who used to blab the scores aloud in spite of my pleadings. she, however, got all habut and left the blog for the third time since the beat’s existence and you’re right three strikes you are out.

    suffice to say, its a free country so do as you wish.

  201. al November 7, 2008 3:07 pm

    congratulations davone.

    er….so, who is the proud mama???

  202. lab rat November 7, 2008 3:08 pm

    Congrats Davone.

  203. al November 7, 2008 3:09 pm

    ltuh………….i sent you a link at post #160.

  204. wafan November 7, 2008 3:11 pm

    All right! A future Rainbow Wahine!!!

    Congratulations to Daddy Bess and Mommy ???

    And, welcome to Warrior World Kyrah!!!!!!

  205. al November 7, 2008 3:14 pm

    are the warriors ready to rock n roll tomw?
    do they have their game faces on?
    or do they have their faces in the ground?
    i know coach mack challenged them on monday but, do they want this challenge themselves?

  206. Bulla November 7, 2008 3:15 pm

    look at her hands, curling at the fingers, trying to clutch a football already, make the daddy proud girl!!! :):):)

  207. addahknowjoe November 7, 2008 3:16 pm

    Congratulations Davone!


    “My boys can swim!”

    ~George Costanza

  208. d1島 November 7, 2008 3:16 pm


    You’re welcome.

    Thanks for the well-wishes.
    They are playing Western Oregon, a good D2 school. #2 son says, “They’re big. Like playing Kahuku!” 😆
    Bulla can relate!

    Congratulations Davonne Bess! C-yoot da bebe!

  209. Bulla November 7, 2008 3:17 pm

    well let’s see, there’s Texas Roadhouse for the steaks and buckets of free peanuts, throw those shells at the girls not the floor.

    there’s that little mexican place downtown, where jesse james, the real one, was shot and put in the prison next to it…..then there’s the indian curry place, always empty though, not a good sign.

    a culinary nightmare if you ask me, but i would stick with the Texas Roadhouse, you can order everything WELL done, and that should kill it.
    good luck bro, happy hunting.

  210. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2008 3:17 pm

    Thanks, al.

    Congrats to Davone and Mother.

  211. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 3:19 pm


    Humble apologies…I missed your post as I was typing mine…Thanks for the link… 🙂

  212. (Jesse) James November 7, 2008 3:21 pm

    Congratulations Devon….best wishes!!!

  213. al November 7, 2008 3:21 pm

    i was just wondering…..what happened to the power i formation we used to run from the one-two yard line with those big burly lineman in the back field?

  214. Bulla November 7, 2008 3:23 pm

    PSU’s oline coach, SL alum, Aleki Pascua just left W. Oregon to go with Glanville. He said it’s a lot different, but he likes it.

    Before the game he kept asking about The Beast, so i told him, well, you know Aleki, he’s a freshman, so if he gets in some plays by the 3rd quarter, we’ll be happy (the only reason we went to this game is because he called to tell me he was starting, haha)

    after the game, the coach found me….what the heck was that 3rd quarter crap, your son made my center look like an idiot…..haha, oh yead, sorry coach, i guess they changed the line up at the last minute…haha

    all good, just thought it was funny, the level of gamemanship is very intriguing to say the least.

  215. Bulla November 7, 2008 3:23 pm

    PSU’s oline coach, SL alum, Aleki Pascua just left W. Oregon to go with Glanville. He said it’s a lot different, but he likes it.

    Before the game he kept asking about The Beast, so i told him, well, you know Aleki, he’s a freshman, so if he gets in some plays by the 3rd quarter, we’ll be happy (the only reason we went to this game is because he called to tell me he was starting, haha)

    after the game, the coach found me….what the heck was that 3rd quarter crap, your son made my center look like an idiot…..haha, oh yead, sorry coach, i guess they changed the line up at the last minute…haha

    all good, just thought it was funny, the level of gamemanship is very intriguing to say the least.

  216. al November 7, 2008 3:23 pm

    Committed Road Warrior: you know i was joking around right.

  217. Bulla November 7, 2008 3:24 pm

    sorry for the double post, dyslexic fingers

  218. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 3:25 pm

    Congratulations to Davone Bess and Kyrah’s Mom ..hope you get one WR next time… 😉

  219. A-House November 7, 2008 3:39 pm


    Your Nam days are rearing its head again!!

    I loved the M-40 grenade launchers – got pretty good at – used to hit targets dead on center from 50 + yards out. Good ole Kentucky windage.

  220. A-House November 7, 2008 3:41 pm

    Hearty congrats to Davone and Mrs for Kyrah – a future VB or SBaller!

  221. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 3:47 pm

    OK, we’re going to watch Wheel of Fortune now in the offensive players’ conference room.

  222. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 3:47 pm

    All these letters and numbers you guys are throwing out! For me, 36D is fine.

  223. wafan November 7, 2008 3:47 pm

    Funny commercial from Jack in the Box about their new chicken sandwich. Still laughing about it.

  224. jojo ® November 7, 2008 3:48 pm

    Whoa, that baby is huge! Waaaay bigger than homey and Wreck put together! Beautiful!

  225. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 3:48 pm

    I’ll see 29 of you tomorrow. Everyone have a safe weekend…

    GO W A R R I O R S

  226. Rob25 November 7, 2008 3:51 pm

    Congrats to the Bess family for their new addition!

    Whoa Kekoa…I don’t want to play darts or golf with you tomorrow! I think that I will take on homey.

  227. Garret November 7, 2008 3:52 pm

    Congratulations Davone!

  228. Garret November 7, 2008 3:52 pm

    Happy Birthday Tyler!

  229. Rob25 November 7, 2008 3:52 pm

    No get lost homey!

  230. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 3:52 pm

    jojo – The baby photo is photoshopped!!! 😡

  231. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 3:53 pm

    Rob25 – What my name, Ralph?

    BTW, it is a far drive from Waianae!!!

  232. Bulla November 7, 2008 3:54 pm


    i was thinking of 36-24-36-8…YIKES! they let anyone play in the sandbox nowadays 🙁

  233. Rob25 November 7, 2008 3:55 pm

    Homey – Not as far as Therapy!

  234. Garret November 7, 2008 3:56 pm

    NMSU’s AD was asked about Hal Mumme’s standing with the school and he answered that they still have a chance to make their goal of a bowl game. That is kind of a strong hint that Mumme needs to win 3 of 4 to keep his job!

    “Again, we have a chance to achieve our goals,” Boston said when discussing Mumme’s standing within the program. “Any other discussion is premature at this point.”

    Things hit a boiling point this week, when fans launched a Web site titled in an attempt to vent frustrations in a public forum. It was reported that a blogger under the email address of NMSU Director of Football Operations Greg Harrod went on the Web site and made derogatory comments regarding the Las Cruces community and the Aggie fanbase. The poster wrote that “with so little support from the community this town will never have a big time winner,” and “this town doesn’t know what it takes,” among other things.

    It was reported that Harrod confirmed that it was in fact his email address but that he did not write the post. Regardless, the news hit the AD’s office.

  235. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 3:57 pm

    Bulla – hmmmmm, is that your masterlock combination?

  236. Rob25 November 7, 2008 3:57 pm

    Hi Bulla!

    I converted Frank to Jaeger Bombs. He was all over that in Texas, although he didn’t like the taste by itself.

  237. Garret November 7, 2008 3:58 pm

    Headline of this article is: “Aggies look to come back to live vs. Hawaii”:

    “We’re going to play as hard as we can and we’re going into this game believing we can win,” NMSU quarterback Chase Holbrook said. “If we didn’t think we could win, we wouldn’t even show up.”

    The Aggies were 1-0 in league play after an impressive road win at Nevada on Oct. 11, but since then have scored just 28 points in the three losses. Against San Jose State, the Aggies were competitive, but lost 31-14. Against Idaho the Aggies were error-prone in a hugely disappointing 20-14 loss and last week against Boise State, the bottom fell out in a 49-0 obliteration by the Broncos.

  238. Garret November 7, 2008 3:58 pm

    NMSU still has OL problems with a starting tackle missing the game due to injury.

    New Mexico State should be a bit healthier today. It expects running back Marquell Colston and receiver Marcus Anderson to play. But the offensive line is truly lacking in terms of depth. Tackle Patrick Blount is likely out, meaning right guard Polo Gutierrez will move over to right tackle, where he was getting repetitions early in the week. Backup Joseph Palmer could slide into the right guard spot.

    “The offensive line takes time to build good communication and we’re getting there with some of the new guys on the line,” NMSU head coach Hal Mumme said. “Our center Mike Grady is in his third game as the starting center and he’s getting better.”

    Added Grady: “We have to communicate well against Hawaii. Hawaii has a good defense and we’ll have to be smart. We can’t make very many mistakes.”

  239. Da Punchbowl Kid November 7, 2008 3:59 pm


  240. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 4:00 pm

    Rob25 – Thank goodness for the H3. Otherwise would have to go through kolekole pass, up towards Waialua/Haleiwa, then past kahuku…then I get lost.

  241. Garret November 7, 2008 4:00 pm

    NMSU plans to put pressure on UH’s QBs.

    “We have to be able to get pressure on the quarterback,” NMSU defensive lineman La’Auli Fonoti said. “If we can get some pressure on their quarterback and force them into doing things they don’t want to do, we’ll have a chance to do well. Plus, we have to come out and do a better job on the first drive of the game. We’ve been giving up too many yards and too many scores to start the game. We just have to be more aggressive.”

  242. Bulla November 7, 2008 4:01 pm

    rob 25

    so is frank going to transfer to the air force? bombadiers get a good jump in pay i heard

  243. Bulla November 7, 2008 4:01 pm


    that is the ‘master of my locks’ combination….ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  244. Garret November 7, 2008 4:03 pm

    Headline of this article is: “Aggies season on the line vs. Hawaii”

    If the Aggies are going to be successful Saturday, they simply have to execute better and take their best shot at Hawaii by trying to go downfield by using their speed with Anderson and fellow receiver Chris Williams. And the Aggies have to take care of the ball.

    In their three straight losses, the Aggies have been error-prone and that has to stop. The offense can’t continue to put the defense in bad positions.

    On the other side of the ball, the Aggie defense must find a way to keep an up-and-down Hawaii offense off balance. The Aggies need to get turnovers and give the struggling NMSU offense a chance for good field position.

    Hawaii is also playing for its bowl life. The Warriors need three more wins to be bowl eligible and Saturday’s game is every bit as important for them as it is for the Aggies.

  245. homey ♙ November 7, 2008 4:04 pm

    Bulla – What? am I reading this right? you wear a locking garter belt? SEXY BIG MAN eh!

  246. wafan November 7, 2008 4:05 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Hollywood would have the Warriors doing the Ha’a smack in the center of the field (aerial from the helicopter point of view), wild-eyed sweat and hair flying (slo-mo zoom and pan shot of the Warriors), while the gun-ships strafe the sidelines. Of course, all the while there would be massive explosions of Gatorade containers and the glorious detonations of the goal posts (ground level shot of the helicopter fly-over as the explosions take down the goal posts).

    Hey, not that I am advocating any unnecessary violence!

    D1, the voices gave me the scenario.

  247. TChahng [R] November 7, 2008 4:10 pm

    “John Wayne” I understand. P-38, had no clue… the jarhead that I am.

    BG, I’m heading to Okinawa again on another B-trip. Kona sip som aged awamori and feast at the nearest sushi-go-round.

    Congrats to the new appa!

  248. wafan November 7, 2008 4:11 pm

    Will someone please say what her name (Kealohimaikalani) means?

  249. Bulla November 7, 2008 4:14 pm


    as i expected, your mental meanderings have taken you down the path to the ‘other side’. need i remind you that this is a family channel, and the sun is still up. having said that, i realize that you were originally commenting on Pride’s pom poms, something i would not even dream of doing, and then you suggest a locking garter belt for yours truly.

    i hope that the light from the good heavens will so shine down upon you and help you through your struggles in self determination. nary a young adventurer such as yourself should be concerned of the comings and goings of the likes of Pride and myself. be that as it may, we shall collectively embrace you through your journey, realizing that the utterances of babble merely reflect a lilly pad in your pond of discovery.

    i hold near and dear to my heart, that a Warrior victory will help ‘right’ your dinghy, i mean ship, and that smooth sailing is ahead for you, my captain friend.

  250. Kekoa November 7, 2008 4:14 pm

    A-House ~ Got pretty deadly with the M-79! Used ’em during TET as a last resort against a human wave attack on our perimeter.

  251. jm2375 November 7, 2008 4:18 pm

    Congrats to Davone and Kyrah’s mommy on the new addition!

  252. homey lover November 7, 2008 4:25 pm


    now leave homey alone, he was only commenting on your ‘misaligned’ comment

  253. bulla lover November 7, 2008 4:26 pm

    homey lover,

    i don’t see anything wrong, homey commented on garter belts first, and then it went south after that…literally

  254. bulla November 7, 2008 4:27 pm


    that’s enough lovin for everyone, now stop it dpk

  255. Rob25 November 7, 2008 4:27 pm


    I don’t know about joining AF. It’s hard when you were in the Marines and now with the Army.

    Those bombs kept coming and I went to bed leaving him with about a third of the bottle and plenty of Red Bull. He was feeling no pain, until we had to get up and leave for Dallas.

    BTW, we thought about eating at the Texas Roadhouse places, but decided to go with wafan’s recommend. Are the TRs any good?

  256. addahknowjoe November 7, 2008 4:30 pm


    that’s what I like about you. You get one unreal imagination. Even if it is just about Bulla.

  257. Ralph November 7, 2008 4:33 pm

    homey go around kaena point, it’s faster to bay view…

  258. Kazz November 7, 2008 4:35 pm


  259. Ralph November 7, 2008 4:35 pm

    Congratulations Davone! per #202, Al I hope it’s not Koamahu, and we haven’t heard from Maryanne in very long time….Jason, do you have Maryanne bedded down at your house?

  260. bulla November 7, 2008 4:36 pm


    ono ono broke da opu good. big steaks, big baked potatoes, big drinks and a small bill…..we love throwing peanut shells on the floor, yeee-ha

  261. bulla November 7, 2008 4:37 pm


    i am personally going to buy him a new crack pipe 🙁

  262. SteveM November 7, 2008 4:41 pm

    …a lilly pad in your pond of discovery.

    …and righting homey’s dinghy…? 😐

    What SAR mission did I miss when I was napping this afternoon? 😯

  263. Kekoa November 7, 2008 4:44 pm

    D-1. I like the Hollywood scenario, but remember, we have a game to play. No time to fut around killing civilians. Game on!

    Go Warriors!

  264. Rob25 November 7, 2008 4:47 pm

    Damn…now I have to go back to Texas. Guess I’ll have to meet up with him on the return next summer! I love me a good steak (or as my co-worker would put…big hunk of mammal)!

  265. NEO November 7, 2008 5:08 pm

    Howzit Gangee-

    Mahalo plenny for all the encouragement… this is what makes me proud of being a Tsai-ko. Cuz sometimes, during da games get dakine lurkahz and they come out and bash the team on the blog an stuffs, make me kinna huhu you know what I sayin’? but all you folks who talking about UH football NOW, HERE, warms my heart… I no can be dea at the TVgate tomorrow, but I going record em and watchem… Come on Warriors, 3 of 4, remember the Hawaii Bowl year, needed 3 of 3… can do… or as the boys in the 1st BN, 487th FA say…

    HIKI NO!!!


  266. d1島 November 7, 2008 5:17 pm


    Eh, dat was wafan who had those “Apocalyptic” visions…
    Me, I jus dream of fuud!


  267. d1島 November 7, 2008 5:21 pm


    btw, good thing I got here before somebody blurted out da 14-7, Nevada (11:40 in the 2nd Q) score in the Fresno game.

    No like upset al!

  268. d1島 November 7, 2008 5:23 pm

    …not to mention da 7-0, Campbell score (2:21 in the 1st)!


  269. Hoohiki November 7, 2008 5:28 pm

    Congratulations to Davone!! I remember when he was a guest on the blog and someone asked how his social life was and if he was single, he replied that he was “involved” with someone. He seemed to keep a low profile with his personal life despite all the media attention on him. If Kyrah was just born, then she was conceived sometime in March? Wasn’t that the intense period when they were busy preparing for the combine and the draft? Busy, guy, that Davone…

    Duffer, despite KKbeing cleared of the hand motion, I still think it was deliberate and they knew exactly what they were symbolizing…It wasn’t no mountain…Trust me.

  270. d1島 November 7, 2008 5:36 pm


    Keep those caissons rolling along….

  271. bulla November 7, 2008 5:45 pm


    i agree with you about the ‘mountain’ sign, jj has and always will be jj. he knows the truth and i feel badly for the athletes that are subjected to his direction

  272. chawan_cut November 7, 2008 5:49 pm

    nevada has horrible clock management there to end the half.
    and looks like ault brought his own cops again to fresno. although they need them there more than here.

  273. d1島 November 7, 2008 5:50 pm

    Really poor clock management by Reno just before the half.
    Don’t think it’ll matter much though in the final outcome.

  274. Kazz November 7, 2008 5:51 pm

    Wow.. Nevada should have gone to the air on that last play…

    Anyway… may the winds of misfortune come down upon Fresno State with hurricane force and may the rains of failure pour down upon the valley with a vengance.

    off to Rainbow Warrior Basketball…

    GO BOWS!

  275. d1島 November 7, 2008 5:55 pm


    I’m glad both of you were considerate to al and didn’t mention the 17-7, Nevada score in your comments.

    Good job! 🙂

  276. NYUH November 7, 2008 6:01 pm

    Nevada – Fresno State game is interesting with the Wolfpack up 17-7 in CA. We were lucky to get them at home.

    I’m late on ST’s suggestion that LWJ get a chance to return kickoffs. I just hope they can do something with his talent. JJ set up some interesting pistol-like plays for him last year that got him some TDs but I haven’t seem them this year.

  277. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:04 pm

    …as for me, I will not be mentioning the score from Aloha Stadium even though Campbell has scored their 2nd TD (and two successful PAT’s) while Radford has not scored yet with :42 left in the 2nd

  278. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 6:04 pm

    I saw LWJ in the lobby. I said: hey, you should return kickoffs.
    He agreed.

  279. Stephen Tsai November 7, 2008 6:04 pm

    But he’s such a nice guy he would never make waves

  280. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:05 pm

    Does anyone know why al sometimes seems to ignore my comments?

  281. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:07 pm


    …but maybe he could make touchdowns!

  282. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:08 pm


    Please don’t tell al how much $ Nauahi made.

  283. al November 7, 2008 6:28 pm

    so what is the mood like?

    are we spitting mad? as in a wild bull?

    are we ready to play some football?

    what ST? tell us before you meander over to that casino down the street.

  284. al November 7, 2008 6:29 pm

    ummm. was that a hint st?

    d1…..i did have it on sched to record while i broil some spencer steaks.

    be back after the friday feasting.

  285. Committed Road Warrior November 7, 2008 6:34 pm

    Sorry al, I haven’t been watching the Nevada-Fresno game too much.

    Just got back from the grocery store with NMSU tailgating fuud in hand. Now I just gotta find a small-kine cooler to keep the meats cool for the drive to Las Cruces!

  286. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:39 pm


    while i broil some spencer steaks

    Oooohhh…and al gets his revenge!
    Alas, I await gisantes by Mrs. d1島….hmmm, that’s good stuff!

  287. J-Dog November 7, 2008 6:47 pm

    Lots to watch right now. Nevada at Fresno on ESPN2, Viliami on Wheel, and Anthony Carter looking pretty good for Denver on ESPN. Hubie Brown giving AC lots of praise.

  288. SteveM November 7, 2008 6:49 pm

    Spencer steaks…gisantes….

    gotta admit I’ve developed a liking to spencer steaks 🙂

  289. d1島 November 7, 2008 6:59 pm

    Go Vili!
    Go Vili!

  290. bighilofan2 November 7, 2008 7:01 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos everywhere.

    Gonna be a great game tomorrow.


    Congragulatons to D Bess!

    Happy Birthday Tyler Graunke! Thanks for all the great memories and being a part of our team! Now, finish your degree! 😀

    A House,

    Rugters is just a rent a car away from Atlantic City.
    I hope Jim Donovan is using the 50 State approach, and scheduling future games all over the country, with good programs so the away games go back to back to reduce costs.

    And I’m hoping there are home and home with SMU. puts the heat on both programs,and is a positive positive for both programs.

    plus, i like scream AT J.J. my therapist said it would make me feel bettah if i yell A T J.J. 😀

  291. JaM November 7, 2008 7:04 pm

    Good evening to all!

    Kekoa/Koakane: I think I will be able to attend tvgate at Bay View…too late to rsvp?

    Go Warriors!

  292. JaM November 7, 2008 7:06 pm

    Good evening bighilofan2!

  293. d1島 November 7, 2008 7:09 pm

    Vili still leading going into the last segment….

    Need points ($)!

  294. d1島 November 7, 2008 7:10 pm

    Vili comes thru!

  295. d1島 November 7, 2008 7:11 pm

    BIG MONEY!!!!
    Hand-rolled sushi!

  296. d1島 November 7, 2008 7:17 pm


    Way to go Viliami Nauahi!

  297. J-Dog November 7, 2008 7:18 pm

    WOW VILI!!

  298. bighilofan2 November 7, 2008 7:25 pm

    Warriors, Vili, Barack, Alexander the Great, Tuioti Mariner, Hollister High….

    all things are possible!

    Go Warriors!!!!


  299. bighilofan2 November 7, 2008 7:27 pm

    Hi back to ya, JaM

    go play with our friends tomorrow, say howzit fo me

  300. d1島 November 7, 2008 7:29 pm

    Howzit bhf2/JaM?/J-dog.


  301. bighilofan2 November 7, 2008 7:31 pm


    howzit to you too.

    sounds like you eatin hawaiian tonite.

  302. Ronnie November 7, 2008 8:15 pm

    Congratulations Davone and mommy!

  303. jm2375 November 7, 2008 8:17 pm

    howzit bhf2, d1, JaM!


    SteveM – may I join you tomorrow at Genji to watch da Warriors plow dem Aggies into da ground?

  304. Ronnie November 7, 2008 8:18 pm

    Here’s a link for a video of an Orange County running back. UH is mentioned as a school that has shown interest. His dad’s girlfriend will be with me at the Cincy game next month.

  305. Kyrah's Grandma November 7, 2008 8:24 pm

    That’s my girl!!! She is beautiful like her mommy and daddy. Thanks to all who have wished the best for Davone, Rachel, and Kyrah.

    Grandma R

  306. SteveM November 7, 2008 8:27 pm

    jm2375 — yes, please join us. I will send you more info at your .edu email account in a few minutes.

  307. Ronnie November 7, 2008 8:33 pm

    Congratulations Grandma R! Do you get to cuddle and spoil baby Kyrah? My mom says that’s her reward for putting up with all of us… 🙂

  308. Kyrah's Grandma November 7, 2008 8:48 pm

    Thanks Ronnie. I can’t cuddle and spoil Kyra yet, since she’s in Miami, and I’m here in Hawaii – soon though.

    Grandma R

  309. SteveM November 7, 2008 8:58 pm

    Kyrah’s Grandma — congratulations and welcome to the blog!

  310. d1島 November 7, 2008 8:58 pm

    Congratulations to you Grandma R!

    And welcome to the Warrior Beat…hope Kyrah is not too distressed to learn Grammy is a Tsaiko!


  311. d1島 November 7, 2008 9:03 pm

    Eh LTUHF!

    Lookin’ good! 🙂

  312. Garret November 7, 2008 9:15 pm

    Congratulations Davone, Rachel, Kyrah, and Grandma R!!!

  313. TChahng [서울특별시] November 7, 2008 9:17 pm

    Big Money Viliami!!!

  314. Garret November 7, 2008 9:23 pm

    Congratulations to Vili! The financial burden of walking on to the team must be much less now that he’s $47,560 (minus taxes) richer!

    I think my parents and I met Vili and 3 other men (all 4 were quite large!) in the food court of the Houston airport waiting for our flights to New Orleans in late December. They were sitting in the table next to ours and they figured we were Warrior fans because of the green UH shirts we were all wearing. We had a nice talk with them and then as we were leaving one of the other men pointed to the youngest of them and said that he would be joining the Warriors next season. They said that his last name was “Nauahi”, and we all remembered the name because they were all such nice, friendly people.

    Vili walked on to the team, made the team (not an easy task for any walk on), and has made a contribution. But what I’ll remember most was how nice he and the 3 other men were to my family while we all waited for our flight to New Orleans.

  315. Garret November 7, 2008 9:27 pm

    UH played Georgia and Florida to end last season and start this season, so I found this story pretty interesting. We all know about the Georgia-Florida rivalry, which Merv and Buckhead told us more about in December. Here is what can happen when a Georgia fan marries a Florida fan…

    Wife who went to Florida was watching the Florida-Georgia game with her husband who went to Georgia. After they got into an argument, he tried to leave their hotel room…she didn’t like that so she bit him on the thigh! She also punched him a few times before leaving.

  316. Garret November 7, 2008 9:29 pm

    Some people are getting quite upset at the huge buyouts that college coaches are collecting this season.

    South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier notes the bright side of Phillip Fulmer’s firing at Tennessee: The school’s $6 million buyout of his contract. “Congratulate him,” a smiling Spurrier said this week, “on hitting that lottery ticket.”

    The Volunteers aren’t alone in digging into their pocketbook. Four major football-playing schools will pay a combined $11.85 million in severance to newly deposed coaches, a longstanding practice drawing fresh scrutiny as universities and their athletics departments struggle through the nation’s economic decline.

    “Not only do you have these buyouts, these immediate expenses — what it’s going to cost you to keep coaches on contract who are no longer actually working for you?” said Dutch Baughman, who heads the Texas-based Division I-A Athletic Directors’ Association. “You’ve got all the new (coaches’) contracts, all the moving expenses, all the other start-up costs of a whole new staff coming in.”

    The big-money moves at Clemson and Tennessee likely were in the works before the nation’s economy took its latest nosedive, Baughman said. But he’s sees a chilling effect on subsequent changes.

    “Schools,” he said, “will find themselves in a position now where they’re going to say, ‘You know what? We’re just going to have to tough it out. Economically, we just cannot afford … all the expense involved.’ ”

  317. Garret November 7, 2008 9:30 pm

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

    SpaceX is looking to fly private-sector space missions starting as early as 2010, including missions in the future to the space station.

  318. Garret November 7, 2008 9:31 pm

    Solar array of 20 solar cells created that is smaller than a dime.

  319. Garret November 7, 2008 9:32 pm

    White co-owner of a restaurant in Palm Beach, Florida told her black employees that they would be fired if they voted for Obama, wrote “KKK” on their timecards, and wrote “KKK” and “white power” over the notes posted in the back of the restaurant. She blames her Italian heritage and Fox News, but some of her employees definitely were upset with her actions and haven’t gotten over it yet.

  320. Garret November 7, 2008 9:32 pm

    Drunk Alaskan man was arrested for accidentally stealing a car. How drunk do you have to be to accidentally steal a car and how do you steal when you are that drunk and drive away with it?

  321. Garret November 7, 2008 9:33 pm

    Pakistan implemented a law yesterday that makes cyber terror punishable by death! It appears that things like hacking and creating a computer virus could result in the death penalty…

  322. Garret November 7, 2008 9:33 pm

    Free play links pau.

  323. FloridaTed November 7, 2008 9:36 pm

    I’m sure glad I’m not a Fresno fan. At least we knew that we would have some sort of transition year, with some inevitable ups and downs, but Fresno was the big time BCS darling and hyped like crazy, leaving their fans with sky high expectations.

    Boy, what a hard fall. We had some hick-ups, but still alot to play for. Fresno fans, no matter how the team ends up, will be down on them.

    They seem to be snake bitten every year. Brandstetter is extremely overrated, he has proto-type size, but that’s about it. Four turnovers, it’ll kill ya everytime. I think we know a thing or two about that.

    Congrats, Davone, now marry your girlfriend.

    With this horrendous economy, it seems I’m working twice as much for half as much. I hear Hawaii is not doing so good either. First time in my life I’m a little scared where this is going.

    Go, Warriors, make us happy, please.

  324. Garret November 7, 2008 9:36 pm

    Grandma R,

    All of us on this blog are proud of how well Davone has been doing with the Dolphins. It was a big shock when he wasn’t drafted, but we knew that he would show those NFL scouts and GMs how big a mistake they had made. I search the web every day and read through 3 Miami-area newspapers every day to find tidbits about Davone to share with everyone here…he doing an awesome job with the Dolphins and is already a big contributor as a rookie!

  325. d1島 November 7, 2008 9:40 pm

    Thought you had a rough week?
    Be glad you weren’t a sheep in Turkey where 44 sheep were slaughtered to celebrate the election of the 44th US president.

    holding Obama posters smeared with blood. In overwhelmingly Muslim Turkey, the practice is believed to protect people or property from bad luck.

    The posters read “you are one of us” and “we love you.”

    A spokesman said

    Obama’s election and his Muslim ancestry have excited the villagers. Kulaz says Obama’s election was a “proof of an end to racism in the world.”

    The sheep had no comment.

  326. whitey November 7, 2008 9:43 pm

    Congratulations to the Bess’s on their newest jewel, Kyrah.

  327. S Malai November 7, 2008 9:54 pm


    November 7th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Congratulations to Vili! The financial burden of walking on to the team must be much less now that he’s $47,560 (minus taxes) richer!

    I think my parents and I met Vili and 3 other men (all 4 were quite large!) in the food court of the Houston airport waiting for our flights to New Orleans in late December. They were sitting in the table next to ours and they figured we were Warrior fans because of the green UH shirts we were all wearing. We had a nice talk with them and then as we were leaving one of the other men pointed to the youngest of them and said that he would be joining the Warriors next season. They said that his last name was “Nauahi”, and we all remembered the name because they were all such nice, friendly people.

    Vili walked on to the team, made the team (not an easy task for any walk on), and has made a contribution. But what I’ll remember most was how nice he and the 3 other men were to my family while we all waited for our flight to New Orleans.

    Garret, maybe you were talking to his brother or relative or somethin cuz Vili was already on the team last year and was at the Sugar Bowl with the rest of the team…

    Man, congrats to him on WOF tho- hand-rolled sushi- i still cant get over that one!

    Also, congrats to Kyrah’s Tutu- cute da bebe. Im always happy to read about Davone doing well in Miami.

  328. madeinhawaii November 7, 2008 9:55 pm

    Wow! Congratulations to the Bess Family on their wonderful new addition to the family.. She’s adorable!

    And to Tyler! Happy Birthday. Best wishes and a lot of success to you in the years to come.

  329. Jason November 7, 2008 10:05 pm

    Congratulations to Davone, Rachel, and Kyrah’s Grandma! She is a little darling. 🙂

    Congratulations to Viliami Nauahi too. That was nice to watch. Dang, hand-rolled sushi! 🙂

    wafan: Someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but from a quick look in the dictionary, Ke‘alohimaikalani means “The sparkle from Heaven.”

  330. TChahng [서울특별시] November 7, 2008 10:08 pm

    Was the receiver (or football) OB? Is it a legal play? Check out this freaky pass and pitch in the endzone.

  331. d1島 November 7, 2008 10:17 pm

    TChahng [서울특별시],
    That’s a wild play!
    Was the ruling on the field upheld?

  332. d1島 November 7, 2008 10:20 pm

    TD! GO GOVS!

  333. d1島 November 7, 2008 10:21 pm

    Missed! 😯

  334. whitey November 7, 2008 10:26 pm

    watching fresno st on defense and nevada on offense is a lesson on simple football. nevada off line lines in 3 pt stance, then blocks and drives fresno back at least 2 yds, then back goes thru puka, fresno tackles high, miss because trying to tackle high, and cannot stop run. plus the d line is not quick and cannot get down to tackle.

  335. d1島 November 7, 2008 11:02 pm

    Tough loss.
    Govs had their chances.
    Congrats to Kahuku.


    You going state tourney?

  336. whitey November 7, 2008 11:04 pm

    very good hs game for the oia championship. both teams played well and their teams should be congratulated for putting on an excellent championship game. congratulations and best wishes to both team at the state ch.

  337. Long Time UH Fan November 7, 2008 11:06 pm


    I am in mourning…nah, one snap and clear

  338. Kyraʻs Grandma November 7, 2008 11:08 pm

    Garret, thanks for your positive comments and support. I search the web too, when time permits. I normally donʻt comment on blogs, but I could not resist this time – she is so precious!!!

    I really appreciate all the aloha shown to Davone and my daughter. Thank you folks for wishing them well.

    BTW, FloridaTed, Davone and Rachel are married.

    Good night all & God Bless,
    Grandma R

  339. bighilofan2 November 7, 2008 11:14 pm

    howzit again gangee.

    boy o boy, lookin fo sum good smack em upside da head and crisp tackles tomorrow. an lookin fo sum make me feel good toss an catches by Alexander and da receivers.

    afta watchin last week’s penalties, i feel like investing in da dvd Happy Feet, show em to da oline guy. there’s a 8 inch sideback move when the odda guy makes one fancy spin kine. our guy gets in trouble when anudda dline guy trowz him off by making like he’s coming his way… wuz watching da pittsburgh line go afta Redksins oline last Monday. sad sad.

    i no i no, da Happy Feet analogy was my waxical whimsical flurrrish. 😀

    Go Warriors!!!

  340. whitey November 7, 2008 11:15 pm

    time to hit the sack and get ready for tomorrow’s game.

  341. d1島 November 7, 2008 11:17 pm

    sounds like a plan, whitey.



  342. FloridaTed November 7, 2008 11:23 pm

    Thanks,Kyra’s Grandma,

    That’s very very good, always thought he was a class act.

    Amazing how he kept that under raps. Sorry, I was mistaken. I think he will make an excellent Dad. Your granddaughter will be a beauty.

  343. bighilofan2 November 7, 2008 11:27 pm

    Howzit Grandma R

    Welcome to da blog! Congragulations to Davone and Rachel Bess and their daughter, and the proud grandma. Give your ohana our very best!!! That boy is working really hard. We are so proud of his accomplishments and his work ethic. Davone is making the most of his blessed talents; we can all see that.

    Live like there are many tomorrows, Granny, Like Bulla says all the time, make memories! Start training your grandchild to smile, smile smile when she sees you. And teach her the words

    Go Warriors!!!

  344. bighilofan2 November 7, 2008 11:30 pm

    aw shucks,

    d1 and whitey left the house. oh well…..
    g’nite all.
    emse wooooshh

    hi yooo silver and awayyyyyyyyy

  345. Kekoa November 7, 2008 11:30 pm

    Aloha Grandma R ~ We do follow our Warrior best all the way to NFL and into retirement. Take a look at Rainbow Cliff…perfect example of even our former Basketball players. There are many others who have had their day in the UH sun and maybe didn’t quite make it to that level. We still acknowledge them as former Warriors.

    Davone was special, and we all appreciate him first as a person, and then as a great player. He has a beautiful wife and now a baby girl to complete the circle of life. Can’t get much better than that! Best of every little thing that life can offer them…and congratulations to you too!

  346. Kekoa November 7, 2008 11:32 pm

    Big Hilo!…Schucks I miss dat bugga! I was goin’ tell him come ovah in da morning on da first swell!

  347. jm2375 November 7, 2008 11:36 pm

    Kekoa – sorry can’t make it to BayView tomorrow. I will be joining SteveM in town. I’m such a softie. Taking the kid into town so she can go movies.

  348. al November 7, 2008 11:39 pm

    i knew i should have not come here until i watched all my recordings.

  349. al November 7, 2008 11:45 pm

    i was screaming with joy for viliami. what a fantastic finish for him! i hope tomw he continues his celebration with a few hits!


    and then shed a tear for the govs. too bad someone had to lose that game. inspite of his misses, i was still in awe with the “leg” that so’olao and lessary displayed. i would recruit them just for their leg!

    hard to imagine that so’oalo has only two years of football and just one at running back.

  350. Stretch November 7, 2008 11:48 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos!! Just got home from a long day of marketing. Time for me go sleep so I can wake up in time for the game tomorrow morning. See everyone later

  351. chawan_cut November 8, 2008 12:01 am

    tonight’s short news

  352. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 8, 2008 12:03 am

    Back from a wild men’s basketball game – saw Kazz briefly before the game.

    DrDoc Update: He’s doing much better and may be able to come home early next week.

    However, I was in a freak accident in the Kaiser parking garage Thursday afternoon. I accidently dropped my cell phone as I was getting out of the car to go see DD yesterday afternoon. While I was searching for it, the car door slammed into the right side of my face. It doesn’t look too gross, but the area where the skin was gashed open is right where I am scheduled to have a cancerous tumor removed. The tumor is generally a slow-growing one so surgery can be deferred for a couple of months which is what we had to do given DD’s heart attack. What happened yesterday changes that situation.

    Let’s give a shout-out for our teams playing tomorrow!!GO WARRIORS!!! GO WAHINE!!!

  353. Mei Ling November 8, 2008 12:19 am

    Congratulations Davone, Rachel, Grandma R. on the arrival of beautiful Kyrah!

    Happy birthday, Tyler! Get better, get your degree. There’s a lot more to this world than football.

    Wow! So glad that Viliami Nauahi “hit the jackpot”! College is expensive. Right on!


  354. Mei Ling November 8, 2008 12:23 am

    Aiyah! W-Doc, take care of yourself. Did you go see a doctor?

  355. Kekoa November 8, 2008 12:33 am

    jm2375 ~ You can slide on this one only because you are attending a back-up Tsaiko function hosted by SteveM.

    (Make sure daughter is not making secret plans to meet boy friend inside da theater). You might mention to him if she did, that her Uncles are XXXL large Tsaiko’s who will hunt him down and grill him at the next T-gate!

  356. Garret November 8, 2008 5:01 am

    S Malai,

    Thank you for the correction! Now I have to figure out who we met at the airport…

  357. prettiest aunty November 8, 2008 5:54 am

    congratulations: Renny girl and Devone

    i am so proud of both of you. thank you lord for your beautiful gift of life.

    your prettiest aunty, (kyrah’s grandaunty)
    uncle al and
    cousin deland

  358. Proud Nanny November 8, 2008 2:39 pm

    Just drop in to give a shout and love to all,I am Davone grandmoter I been reading all these blogs,I would like to thank all of you for the support and the love you have shown my grandson. It’s nice to know there are good peoples and lovin peoples everywhere.Been to Hawaii back in 88″ didn’t know this was the route God had pick out for Davone. He loves Hawaii talk about you all the time. My great grand daughter is so cute.To Davone and Rachell see you in a couple of weeks. Love Nanny

  359. expat November 8, 2008 9:13 pm

    All this SMU talk. I guess I am usually the one who reports “SMU lost again.” And they did. Tough year for JJ.

    I only got to watch the 2nd half of the game as my TiVo betrayed me. The defense plays so well and then gets absolutely burned for these big plays.

    I really don’t understand the coaches some times. What the heck were they doing challenging the field position on that NMSU reception late in the game? The NMSU announcers were completely mystified. On the other hand, right before the previous UH TD the coaches don’t challenge the obviously incorrect call on the sideline where I guess they thought he went out of bounds five yards before he did.

    The final two minutes or so were just irritating. If you have the ball that late in the game and your offense is doing pretty well, don’t give them ANY more chances. Just finish things off. What the heck were they punting for at the 35? Give Shave Ice a chance to get his head back together– they were in his range and at 4K feet. It’s a good win and all…

    Oh, and how can I not mention the officials. They were terrible. Terrible.

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