It’s a wrap

It was quite the luau last night — an event to mark the end of the 2012 season and the start of the offseason program.

As expected, cornerback/returner Mike Edwards was named the Warriors’ most valuable player.

Click on the link: Mike Edwards video.

Edwards has come a long way from when he first joined the Warriors in the summer of 2011. For the second year in a row, he played through an injury. But this year he showed his overall skills as an open-field tackler, breakaway returner and, more importantly, team leader.

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The  offense was inconsistent this year.

Center Ben Clarke was not.

Clarke was one of the youngest on a young offensive line. He also was one of the most responsible. He was never late for a meeting or practice. And he had a darn good season. He was deserving of being named the Warriors’ top offensive player.

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Paipai Falemalu and Haku Correa were deserving winners as co-defensive players of the year.

Falemalu delivered the senior speech: Falemalu speech video.

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Here’s Correa on Senior Night:



And d-linemen Beau Yap, Calen Friel and Correa:


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The talented Harold Moleni: Moleni sings video.

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Alex Dunnachie’s and the Australian invasion:


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Pastors/singers Barrett and Tara Awai with quarterback Taylor Graham:


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Mini reunion of Washington State alumni — Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson and UH executive assistant Lacey Lavarias:


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Carina Tagupa, Thom Kaumeyer and PowderPuff:


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The Blue Family — Mr. and Mrs. Sailor Blue — and D-1.


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And when it was over, the UH coaches and non-senior players cleaned. Here’s some guy named Norm working the floor:



  1. d1shima December 3, 2012 6:19 am


    Luau was a great idea!

  2. d1shima December 3, 2012 6:21 am

    It would be great if Mr. Edwards is in a Hawaii uniform next season to open up against 2 Pac12 teams.

  3. d1shima December 3, 2012 6:23 am

    Looking forward to improved OL play led by Mr. Clarke when the Warriors open up against 2 Pac12 teams.

  4. d1shima December 3, 2012 6:25 am

    Did I mention that the Warriors open up against 2 Pac12 teams next season? 😈

  5. d1shima December 3, 2012 6:28 am


  6. Shoko December 3, 2012 6:31 am

    Now that football season is over, where is out AD!

  7. Shoko December 3, 2012 6:32 am

    When I typed “out”, I meant our. 🙁

  8. jm2375 (iPad) December 3, 2012 6:33 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Hope you all had a great time at the luau.

    Time to turn our attention to the winter sports. Both basketball teams look promising. Waiting for some insight from the blog guru on the Warrior volleybows.

    ST, great job as usual covering da team this season. Don’t believe the trolls in the comments section of your stories. You know we got your back.

  9. Shoko December 3, 2012 6:38 am

    Speaking of Warriors’ future PAC-12 opponent, Oregon State’s Mike Riley was named FBS Coach of the Year (AFCA).

  10. Shoko December 3, 2012 6:39 am

    Its been rumored that Tim Deruyter is Cal’s new head football coach.

  11. koakane ip5 December 3, 2012 6:42 am

    good morning

    yes I concur and enjoyed the luau format last night

    fuud needed help or put some shoyu, chilly pepper water or alae on the table

  12. Shoko December 3, 2012 6:48 am

    Tyler Hadden was voted MW player the week.

  13. Buffoman December 3, 2012 6:52 am

    When interviewing some of the players, Paipai, I believe mentioned that he felt “safe” when knowing Mike Edwards was in back of him. In terms of wrapping up and tackling, I believe that he is the best of the d-backs. I concur with Paipai. He is probably the best d-back we’ve had in a long while. Nquan is the next best at wrapping up, as opposed to bumping. The others are not practiced at “wrapping up” JHT still seems to believe that running into someone will knock them over. When he learns to wrap up and actually tackle someone (not only on blitz packages but in the open field) he would probably be a lot better.

  14. tommui December 3, 2012 7:06 am


    What was the attendance last night at the luau?

  15. HawaiiMongoose December 3, 2012 7:07 am

    Hopefully Mike Edwards will be back, but whether he returns or not, we need to recruit a couple more solid cover corners. Those guys are hard to find and immensely valuable to the defense.

  16. laulau head December 3, 2012 7:10 am

    Awesome luau…I met ST! Cheeee!

  17. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 7:10 am


    I think it was 700-750

    They stopped accepting orders after the deadline (except to family members of the players).

    They actually turned away quite a few.

  18. LizKauai (iPad) December 3, 2012 7:11 am

    Mahalo, everyone!

    Go Warriors!

  19. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 7:11 am

    Awesome luau … I met laulau head! Cheeee!

  20. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 7:12 am

    It was really humid.

    And Kekaula wore long pants.

    Burn that into your memory, folks.

  21. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 7:13 am

    Darn, it doesn’t work.

    I still can’t shake the sight of Tony Grimes’ celebration dance.

  22. Annoddah Dave December 3, 2012 7:14 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Congratulations to honorees and to the team during this “trying” season. Hopefully, we won’t have to wear those “I survived Norm’s first season” T-shirts but rather “We doing it Together” T-shirts.

    Go Warriors!

  23. Will-I-Am December 3, 2012 7:16 am

    Would it have been over the top or would it have been a good move to hold a press conference for Mike Edwards to announce he is coming back for next season.

    I think it would be good for recruiting, for him and the staff to show that the program is building and the players believe.

  24. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 7:17 am

    Yesterday, Chow spoke of how football practices, in general, are tough. He said there is an appreciation of the football equivalent of a “gym rat,” someone who loves the sport enough to relish practices and offseason workouts. And then he cited Allen Sampson. Chow was on the mark. Sampson’s always out there, even when he’s days away from knee surgery. He’s a good example of passion and work ethic.

  25. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 7:19 am

    No. 22

    And we all raced to the patent office . . .

  26. BigWave96744 December 3, 2012 7:37 am

    Glad to see a huge Falemalu and Dunnachie Clan in attendence last night. If it were in Waikiki it they would have needed a table and then some and costed big dineros.

    I got a picture of Demo with Allen Sampson, Tony Grimes, Ne’Quon Phillips and Marrell Jackson. Was thinking next year I hope there are more Florida speedsters on the roster in seasons to some. Go Get ‘Em Demo…

  27. laulau head December 3, 2012 7:38 am


    Hawaii Football News Twitter page said that there’s supposedly a bunch of top JC prospects visiting Hawaii this weekend…any idea who?

  28. laulau head December 3, 2012 7:41 am

    It’s gonna be close…Manziel and Te’o nearly tied in final Heisman survey.

  29. mo808 December 3, 2012 7:45 am

    Good Morning! Wow! Great pictures from Luau! Sounds like it was a big success! (Auwe, 🙁 I could not attend) Hope you folks had a wonderful time! Thanks to Na Koa, Stretch & Powderpuff and everyone else for making it happen!

  30. kapakahi December 3, 2012 7:54 am

    Interesting out things have worked out…..apparently well for OL Dustin Adams…..who is re-recruited after coaching change yet de-commits from UH… sign with Northern Illinois….and is now headed off to the BCS Orange Bowl game against Florida State.


  31. BigWave96744 December 3, 2012 7:57 am

    Harold Moleni’s 5 older bros make up the gospel recording group “The Moleni Brothers”

    Not to be confused with former Warrior Recruit David Katina, who’s uncles make up gospel recording group, “The Latina Brothers”

  32. BigWave96744 December 3, 2012 8:01 am

    Oops, darn auto spell check

    “The Latina Brothers” = “The Katina Brothers”

  33. BigWave96744 December 3, 2012 8:02 am

    Speaking of National Polynesian family bands, is Al Noga still married to the gal from “The Jets”?

  34. kapakahi December 3, 2012 8:08 am

    #22 & 24,

    Coach repeated last night what he originally said at his initial UH press conference……”that only the strong will survive!” when addressing the players for the upcoming off-season workouts starting in January.

  35. Rodney December 3, 2012 8:13 am

    Norm Chow great idea having a luau !!!!!!!

  36. Derek December 3, 2012 8:15 am

    Congratulations to Mr. Ben Clarke, but does that say anything about the “skill” offensive players such as the QB, RB, or Receiver. Let’s face it, our offensive production this year was not very good, just check the stats. We got blown out at halftime on the most meaningful games of the year. Chow is right when he said that we need to get more physical. He had to play with the guys we had coming in. To his credit and staff he played a lot of freshman because the freshmen was just better than a lot of the sophs, jr, and even seniors. Like he said, we need OL, DL, DBs, and WRs, & a punter and snapper. I just wish we had a QB who can both throw and run effectively. Then we’ve got something. I have not seen Graham play or in practice so somebody will have to enlighten me, but I don’t think he has the legs otherwise he would still be at Ohio State. But, I hope he can make plays better than what we had this year.

  37. tommui December 3, 2012 8:21 am

    Laulau Head @ 27 asked: “Hawaii Football News Twitter page said that there’s supposedly a bunch of top JC prospects visiting Hawaii this weekend…any idea who?”

    Only the coaches and AL knows.

  38. gobows December 3, 2012 8:21 am

    #21 ST was the dance before or after the unlv game…grimes play was solid the last few games, early in the season he was prone to giving up big plays…but i feel ne’quan phillips is a better pass defender, hope he returns because i think mike edwards will forego.

  39. gobows December 3, 2012 8:24 am

    #36 UH’s best skill guy on offense is mike edwards…that 1st play on sat, they should have given him the ball, they should use his speed and athleticism instead of just faking it to him.

  40. kifi December 3, 2012 8:24 am

    #36 Derek:

    December 3rd, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Congratulations to Mr. Ben Clarke, but does that say anything about the “skill” offensive players such as the QB, RB, or Receiver.

    No. Ben Clarke is the real deal.

  41. tommui December 3, 2012 8:24 am

    ST @17 – thanks. The luau sounded like a fantastic idea when Coach Chow proposed it last year – certainly a better event than a banquet!

  42. kifi December 3, 2012 8:25 am

    #40 – By the way. It takes great skill to play offensive line.

  43. (Jesse) James December 3, 2012 8:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!!

    Great Luau last night!!! and great company!!!

    Thanks to Stretch and PP for their hard work, and everyone else for making the Luau a success!!!

    ST, gotta agree…3 claps for Kekaula in long pants…and shoes….LMAO 🙂

  44. (Jesse) James December 3, 2012 8:29 am

    And as a quick reminder….for the Christmas Party……Time is getting close folks…

    Tsaiko Christmas Party

    Where: Aloha Beer Company

    580 N Nimitz Hwy

    Honolulu, HI 96817

    (Next door to Sam Choy’s BLC)

    When: December 8th, 2012

    6:30pm until whenever

    What: Buffet (menu to be announced)

    Price: $25.00 all inclusive, buffet, tax and gratuity

    No-host bar

    RSVP: Please RSVP to by 12/4/12. Payment needs to be made prior to the event. If we have your RSVP and you decide not to come and you have not paid, we will have to pay for you. Pay James at either of the next two tailgates, or if mailing address or more information is needed, please request by email.

    Parking: Free Valet, accepts a gratuity

    The menu is looking to include:

    Tossed Island Greens

    Char Siu Fried Rice


    Shrimp Cakes with Basil Aioli

    Salt and Pepper Chicken with Teriyaki Drizzle

    House Smoked Pork with Sweet Onions

    Kalbi Beef Short Ribs

    Wahiawa Pineapple Cheese Cake

  45. (Jesse) James December 3, 2012 8:30 am

    Great also to meet Laulau head…Hope you can make it Saturday… 🙂

  46. wait a minute December 3, 2012 8:33 am

    The center and the QB are the only players who touch the ball on every play, so I’m very happy to see a center as the offensive MVP. John Estes started 3 years at center, then Tiwanek and Sila / London for one year each was like a revolving door. It was good to have the position set for 3 years with Estes, and now we are hopefully set for 3 more years with Ben Clarke.

  47. Shoko December 3, 2012 8:36 am

    Wonder if Chow is still going to use Ioesfa in the wildcat. Haven’t seen any big gains when they ran that during the season.

  48. Shoko December 3, 2012 8:37 am

    NIU giving away free Orange Bowl tickets to students.

    The only problem is how to get there!

  49. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 8:40 am

    I think Derek Faavi was the MVP one year.

  50. jm2375 December 3, 2012 8:41 am

    Congrats to Tyler Hadden!

  51. Independent Thinker December 3, 2012 8:43 am

    Congrats to the Warriors and coach chow for winning the last two games of the season. The D came up big both games. Good job, men.

    On recruiting…

    If UH is to be a power running team, one only need to look at rugby to know what kinds of players we should be recruiting. In 7s (more fast paced than traditional rugby), Samoa and Tonga routinely rank at the top, with Samoa winning the overall world title a few years ago. Power running is what Samoa and Tonga do well, and chow would be well served to pick up some of these kinds of guy. Fast, powerful blockers, fast, powerful runners. You want some, chow, then recruit these communities heavily. You can’t say you are building a physical team, based on the run and controlling the line of scrimmage, and be taken seriously, if you don’t recruit these communities heavily. This is where you get fast, interior linemen, fast, bruising, backfield runners and tacklers.

    If you think Polamalu is talented, and this is no knock on Polamalu, who is supremely gifted, you should watch Samoa’s 7s. The squads from the last four years had at least three to four Polamalu-like speedsters in each year, with the same intensity and motor. Fast, powerful runners and tacklers.

    See also Polamalu, Maafala, Seau, Tatupu, Noga, Sapolu, Maualuga, Teo, Kemoeatu, etc., etc.

  52. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 8:43 am

    I like Gordy Shaw. Fascinating guy, and not just in football matters.

    But looks somebody has a man crush.

  53. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 8:46 am

    The goal is to become more physical. It doesn’t necessarily mean getting physical through recruiting. I think there’s enough talent within the program to do that. This was a young team. Let’s see who responds during the offseason.

  54. Kekoa December 3, 2012 8:52 am

    I spotted Slugger on the tube this AM. She was a part of the video shot by KGMB at the Luau. There was someone that looked like BG lurking the stage area. No other Tsaiko Ohana shown even tho it is a known fact that Sailor Blue led a table full.

    Apparently, being a Tsaiko is still frowned upon by the upper campus.

  55. Independent Thinker December 3, 2012 8:52 am

    That is a winning formula you have prescribed there, tsai. Sounds good to me, if you want another 3-8 season. I’m kinda hoping we don’t have another 3-8 season, so I’m kinda hoping we do a better job of recruiting.

  56. gobows December 3, 2012 8:54 am

    #47 there was one against usa, the 1st pass joey threw went for a big play

  57. jeezy33 December 3, 2012 8:56 am

    ST. You mention 3 DT commits. Is there hidden ones? We know about Kennedy. Havent really heard about Moala lately. And Def dont know who 3rd one is.

  58. gobows December 3, 2012 9:01 am

    john estes didn’t have the ability to block the back side of the qb like satele and faavi did. estes was mostly blocking against air, but yet he was “the guy” on the line that set the ncaa record for sacks allowed. the coaches should have utilized his talents at guard, he was real good as a freshman. plus he had a mean streak and liked to fight, just ask corey parades who was at the receiving end of a blow to the face.

  59. Shoko December 3, 2012 9:02 am

    Ah, thanks. Didn’t watch that game.

    I remember hearing Edwards ran a sweep and Iosefa faked it and ran up the middle for a short gain against the Rebels. After the play, Edwards came off the field thinking that he was supposed to take it.

  60. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 9:05 am

    I thought the most interesting fight was between Pollard and Estes. It happened right near where Jason Kaneshiro was doing an interview. Jason never did score the fight.

  61. gobows December 3, 2012 9:06 am

    #51 power running? like how pat hill had done at fresno st or how wisconsin runs the ball? i thought chow preached the balancing act of the not so pro-offense. these days, the pro’s don’t run the pro-offense.

  62. koakane December 3, 2012 9:07 am

    got to shake paws, meet his wife and get lattest scoops from a former player…..Leroy Lutu sr. bruddah neva change still tall 😆

  63. Stephen Tsai December 3, 2012 9:09 am

    I’m of the belief that anyone in the program should have an advantage.

    For instance, Trevor Davis has the skills and the experience in the system. If he can gain weight, say another 15 pounds, while maintaining his speed, he would have an advantage over anyone being recruited. But it’s up to him. It’s up to a lot of guys to get better. I’m fairly certain most will. They’re young.

    That’s why I love covering men’s volleyball. It’s a sport of repetition. If you stick with it, you get better.

  64. koakane December 3, 2012 9:11 am

    morning again 808, warriors, wahines, tsaikos and taikettes 😎 wot a morning, supa hazy and windless. take whateva needed to get by this day.

    shout out to laulua head, also to kina shy who gave us an up date about hubby jd (wishing him da best)

    man a bowl of cold fruits would be nice now 🙄

  65. gobows December 3, 2012 9:22 am

    who was that very big nose tackle that played in the mid 90’s, not sure if wags or fred was the coach, but i think he wore #77. he was black. he didn’t play a lot, but when he did, he plugged the entire line. UH needs some big black guys on the lines.

    too bad dejon allen didn’t make it into school. any word if he intends to enroll next semester?

  66. PurpleMaple December 3, 2012 9:23 am

    ST, thank u 4 this obseration – “The goal is to become more physical. It doesn’t necessarily mean getting physical through recruiting. I think there’s enough talent within the program to do that. This was a young team. Let’s see who responds during the offseason.” New recruits will make team just better. Aloha.

  67. Shoko December 3, 2012 9:42 am

    Get big NTs right in the backyard. Mushashimaru, Takamiyama, and Konoshiki.

  68. Independent Thinker December 3, 2012 9:43 am

    Chow, in the end, ultimately, since you are a local braddah, we want you to succeed. Been disappointed with some of your decisions, but push comes to shove, most of us back you.

    That being said, pay attention to recruiting. There is a reason why USC, UCLA, Oregon, Notre Dame, etc., recruit Kahuku and Kalihi heavily, and, more specifically, certain communities more heavily than others. Look at the per capita stats, and let this guide your recruiting efforts.

  69. gobows December 3, 2012 9:48 am

    what # did miles garner wear? i only got to see a couple of games before i moved out of state in ’97.

  70. jm2375 December 3, 2012 9:55 am

    Shoko – #67 – are there still Hawaii boys in the sumo ranks? Haven’t heard of any in years. Konshiki, post-sumo, is a superstar in Japan as a singer and a children’s TV show host. He is also heavily involved in helping the residents of the tsunami-stricken areas get back on their feet. He is now back down to almost his HS weight, thanks to surgery, but the years of the extra weight have taken their toll on his knees.

  71. Old School Dave December 3, 2012 9:59 am

    Gotta get those linemen on a diet of chanko nabe.

  72. Shoko December 3, 2012 10:06 am

    I think all the well-known sumo wrestlers that originated from Hawaii are now retired. My uncle use to follow Takamiyama because he went to the same school as him growing up.

    If you want a big FAT nose tackles to plug up gaps, think sumo braddahs from the islands.

  73. Shoko December 3, 2012 10:08 am

    One would think some type of heavy starch would be the ingredient to massive weight gain, not so much proteins.

  74. Independent Thinker December 3, 2012 10:17 am

    Samoan influence being felt at every level

    “The game is kind of conducive to our nature,” said Tuiasosopo, who was born in American Samoa and raised in Southern California. “We’re aggressive, violent. It’s a warrior-like mentality to us, I guess.

    “We’re a very competitive people. We don’t mind a scuffle. We don’t go looking for it, but …”

    Which is so cool in a way. The blend of brutality and humility is inspiring, charming and maybe a little frightening.

    “If Vince Young made that run in the NFL,” one NFL coach said, referring to Young’s game-winning touchdown in the Rose Bowl, “Troy Polamula would break him in half.”

  75. lurker December 3, 2012 10:23 am

    IT says, “pay attention to recruiting..” WOW, really deep thinker. I am sure Coach will listen to you. I am sure of it! Mahalo IT. Deeeeeeeep.

  76. Old School Dave December 3, 2012 10:41 am

    Those sumo wrestlers can touch the floor with their heads with their legs spread apart. Back in the late 70s on the old NBC show “Sports World” they had a segment where an NFL lineman trained with a sumo beya for a week. After completing his training, he said that sumo was a lot harder than American football.

    Of course, my favorite sumo guy, besides the local boys, was Chiyonofuji, who was an undersized (6.0 275), but a powerful wrestler (due to powerlifting).

  77. Kekoa December 3, 2012 10:57 am

    Jm ~

    Re: #70

    Prior to the Tsunami there were plans for Konoshiki to open a ‘fishing’ restaurant here like the ones he owns in Japan.

    It looks like fun for families to ‘catch’ their own fish for dinner inside the place. His focus has shifted to his humanitarian effort, and that’s what makes him so popular with lots of folks.

  78. d1shima December 3, 2012 11:02 am

    …and he sings!

  79. d1shima December 3, 2012 11:04 am

    As did one of the original Tsaikos, Rasu Begasu.

  80. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 3, 2012 11:13 am

    To be in the PAC we gotta beat the PAC.

  81. Kekoa December 3, 2012 11:20 am

    R.I.P Rasu Begasu.

  82. SteveM December 3, 2012 11:24 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …darn vog and humidity. But at least the rain held off for the Warriors this weekend!

  83. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 3, 2012 11:26 am

    Sorry to have missed last night’s luau, but we weren’t notified about the event. I remember reading something about it a couple of months ago, but we never received any information specifically about it and how to buy tickets for the luau

    The next men’s basketball game playing against Pepperdine is this Saturday at The Stan. We’re going to it and will head on down to the T-Party afterwards. Hopefully, the Aloha Beer Company will still be serving food.

  84. madeinhawaii December 3, 2012 11:32 am

    Congrats to Tyler Hadden for being named MWC Special Teams Player of the Week for his three FGs of 40 or more yards… Nice way to finish up his UH career…

  85. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 3, 2012 11:34 am

    That’s weird, I could have sworn Stretch and Powderpuff made more than a few plugs on the blog.

  86. SteveM December 3, 2012 11:36 am

    Kekoa — the 1st anniversary of rasu begasu’s (Japanese phonetic for “las vegas”) passing is in two days. Sumotori and karaoke enka contest winner. Here’s his Tsai-ko bio for reference…

  87. st. anthony trojan December 3, 2012 11:37 am

    yea @ 84 i agree with you..i get e mails for season tickets….etc.. dang that is free and easy pr work.. why cant they send out more info…and more often..get more email addresses etc.. if they had 20,000 email address etc…they could possibly fill the stadium for every football game…baseball etc.. n all sports..both women n men..they really need a good promo n marketing person in there.. IMUA

  88. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 3, 2012 11:40 am

    More weirdness, I get H-Mail (athletics from UH) emails about once a week telling me about all of the news and events regarding UHAD.

    Maybe its going to people’s spam/junk folder.

  89. haka December 3, 2012 11:41 am

    It’s one sport and clear.

    Go Warrior & Wahine Bball Bows!

  90. Stretch December 3, 2012 11:43 am

    For those who feel left out, sign up for the H-Mail and you will get WEEKLY updates of events.

  91. gobows December 3, 2012 11:49 am

    where can i find chanko nabe on oahu? sounds good

  92. st. anthony trojan December 3, 2012 11:54 am

    thanks stretch for that info.. just makes my point.. should be uh athletics who should be doing that in craigs list..etc here n any other place it can be placed for free…it should be automatic in here with every new insertion from st..maybe u should take over that job n give up catering he he he..

    if he not on the list ..he don’t get info.. like aku used to say…i well be giving away a million bucks tomorrow on my radio show.. but if you not listen to this radio wont get ur share..athletics should start “mining” for e mail addresses..IMUA

  93. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 3, 2012 11:55 am


    Closest thing you will find are at places like Ichiriki, Sushi Bistro, Asoka, Yoshitsune etc

  94. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 3, 2012 11:55 am


    Closest thing you will find are at places like Ichiriki, Sushi Bistro, Asoka, Yoshitsune etc

  95. d1shima December 3, 2012 12:10 pm


  96. HawaiiMongoose December 3, 2012 12:12 pm

    MIH, re #85, Tyler was a sophomore this season. His career isn’t quite wrapped up yet (we hope). You may be thinking of Alex Dunnachie.

  97. gobows December 3, 2012 12:14 pm

    thanks iwwthm

  98. Pomai December 3, 2012 12:16 pm

    I just want to say thanks to our own SailorBlue for setting us up with a table at the Luau, had a good time with the gang even if gramps picks on me all da time. I also got to see this kid Taylor Graham for the first time. He has good size for the QB position.

    Once again thanks SailorBlue and GO NAVY beat Army……..

  99. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 3, 2012 12:17 pm

    Just in case people missed the Christmas Party details…

    See post #44

  100. Kevin December 3, 2012 12:17 pm


    Buy a full price ticket to the Bows vs Pepperdine and get a $1.00 ticket a Diamond Head Classic game!

  101. kev-1 December 3, 2012 12:27 pm

    What’s that? Manti Te’o won the Butkus Award? That’s awesome. Better not tell Chicken Grease . . . yikes. 🙂

    Congratulations to the Te’o ohana. One down . . .

  102. koakane ip5 December 3, 2012 12:36 pm

    Pomai is senile

  103. A-House December 3, 2012 12:36 pm

    From time to time, I wonder who gathered the “original” Tsaikos and I know that, in the past, some have named all the “original” Tsaikos.

    I look at the shirt and I can recognize most, but not all.

    Can someone print the names and position in the “photo”?

    To Las Vegas, Florida Ted, and Long Time UH Fan we miss you!!

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  105. A-House December 3, 2012 12:47 pm


    he is not senile – only “nile”

  106. Kekoa December 3, 2012 12:54 pm

    A-house ~ I know some who would love to call all Tsaiko’s names instead! Hehehe…but I’m sure SteveM might have the answer.

  107. Kekoa December 3, 2012 12:57 pm

    Pomai ~ I Spock you commanding your entire top row there in sec. F. Errybody else headed for cover in da blue cuz dey sked get wet!

  108. Shoko December 3, 2012 1:14 pm

    Mike Edwards makes CBS Sports All-American third team kick returner.

    Next year he will be first team and be more marketable in the NFL draft. 😉

  109. (Jesse) James December 3, 2012 1:26 pm

    Well, I had to sit by Gramps and Pomai last night…had to do a lot of repeating and translating for all at the table….LMAO

  110. (Jesse) James December 3, 2012 1:28 pm

    And as a quick reminder….for the Christmas Party……Time is getting close…

    Tsaiko Christmas Party

    Where: Aloha Beer Company

    580 N Nimitz Hwy

    Honolulu, HI 96817

    (Next door to Sam Choy’s BLC)

    When: December 8th, 2012

    6:30pm until whenever

    What: Buffet (menu to be announced)

    Price: $25.00 all inclusive, buffet, tax and gratuity

    No-host bar

    RSVP: Please RSVP to by 12/4/12. Payment needs to be made prior to the event. If we have your RSVP and you decide not to come and you have not paid, we will have to pay for you. Pay James at either of the next two tailgates, or if mailing address or more information is needed, please request by email.

    Parking: Free Valet, accepts a gratuity

    The menu is looking to include:

    Tossed Island Greens

    Char Siu Fried Rice


    Shrimp Cakes with Basil Aioli

    Salt and Pepper Chicken with Teriyaki Drizzle

    House Smoked Pork with Sweet Onions

    Kalbi Beef Short Ribs

    Wahiawa Pineapple Cheese Cake

  111. (Jesse) James December 3, 2012 1:28 pm

    #100…IWWTHM…So are you coming to the party??? or are you ditching us??? LOL

  112. Shoko December 3, 2012 1:39 pm

    All-Mountain West first and second teams will be announced tomorrow.

    Mike should earn first ream spe(cial) teams and kickoff return categories.

  113. Shoko December 3, 2012 1:45 pm

    I meant Player of the Year (special teams) and KR categories.

  114. Independent Thinker December 3, 2012 1:51 pm

    I like what another poster said somewhere else. If Mr. Football is so good, give him the ball and tell him to run it past Manti. If he can do this, he should get the Heisman.

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  116. jimmy the lock December 3, 2012 2:06 pm

    Matched up the photos up top with this one:

    Must be somebody.

  117. jimmy the lock December 3, 2012 2:08 pm

    Never mind. No work anymore.

  118. Derek December 3, 2012 2:18 pm

    Congratulations, Mr. Edwards! Well deserved.

  119. Will-I-Am December 3, 2012 2:19 pm

    Re: Monti Heisman

    Can Johnny Football win the Heisman when he was arrested, lied to cops, and gave them a fake government I.d.?

    Their mission statement makes me think no.

    Have they ever denied someone before?

  120. Howzit December 3, 2012 2:23 pm

    Kaumeyer and Jones was at Aiea High today

  121. Chicken Grease December 3, 2012 2:32 pm


    December 3rd, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    What’s that? Manti Te’o won the Butkus Award? That’s awesome. Better not tell Chicken Grease . . . yikes.

    Heh. A Grease don’t mind a Teo winning an award that rhymes with “but+ k!ss.” (is that award from Teo fan votes in this case?) What’s Butkus’s first name again?

  122. Derek December 3, 2012 2:33 pm

    I don’t disagree with Dave Shoji as far as the seeding is concerned. The UH-UW matchup should have been in the regional semi-final or final, not in the second round then #5 is meeting with #8. That was bad, not to mention having to play in Seattle.

    Yet, the Wahine were right there, match point 24-23 in the 4th set. They couldn’t get it done and after that when they lost in that set, the Huskies smelled blood. They dominated the blocking. It’s a very familiar scene. Every time we lost in the NCAA tournament, we always lost in the blocking department, whether it be UCLA, USC, Penn State, Nebraska, Florida, Texas, Washington, you name it. Do we need taller middle blockers like 6’5″ or 6’6″? I don’t know. Yet, in Sat.’s game, the Wahine were right there so Shoji isn’t too far from getting the right pieces. They have a great chance next year. The middle blockers need to step up much more. Maybe Shoji went to Hartong one too much at match point. Conjecture on my part, but I think UW was expecting that too. A quick set to the middle to either Adolpho or Vorster may have worked. The kill could go straight down, left, or right so there were 3 angles. Maybe Shoji is playing it in his mind all over again. I don’t know, but it was a heartbreaker for him, the team, and Hawai fans. It was tough.

  123. jimmy the lock December 3, 2012 2:45 pm

    If Hartong or whoever besides the middle blockers put down the kill then moot point. No use second guessing, all pau.

  124. wafan December 3, 2012 2:51 pm

    Good evening!

  125. wafan December 3, 2012 2:51 pm

    oldie . . .

    Thank you!

    You are awesome!!!

  126. (Jesse) James December 3, 2012 2:54 pm

    Good looking group!!! LOL 🙂

  127. Pomai December 3, 2012 2:56 pm

    #110 (J)J – das cuz u one young wipper snapper!

  128. maddog50 December 3, 2012 3:15 pm

    Congrats to all the Warriors including those that were honored for this past season. To have a Center, who is a freshman, get the recogition this past years says volumes about a lot of things. The moswt important is do your job, work harder, stay the course and good things happen. That positon is the most the most overlooked role on the team as as every down guy…Congrats to him and those that recognize the effort and result. Now that being said to the young kids let get some rest and work on next year….

  129. Rodney December 3, 2012 3:29 pm

    Great Idea luau(thinking out side the box)

    Simple and yet Hawaiian! Thanks coach Chow.

    And you even help in clean up!!

  130. SteveM December 3, 2012 3:44 pm


    December 3rd, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    From time to time, I wonder who gathered the “original” Tsaikos and I know that, in the past, some have named all the “original” Tsaikos.

    I look at the shirt and I can recognize most, but not all.

    Can someone print the names and position in the “photo”?

    To Las Vegas, Florida Ted, and Long Time UH Fan we miss you!!

    A-House — see:

    That should answer the question of the Tsai-ko Caricature of 2007. I have not updated the rest of the page for several years….so it is “history” only.

    Also the golden days of the 5 F’s, crisis, and the placement of the full moon over the blog ship as ST recovered his original crew and survived till today. 🙂

  131. jm2375 (iPad) December 3, 2012 3:45 pm

    Go Redskins!! HTTR!!!!!!

  132. SteveM December 3, 2012 4:14 pm

    RE: A-House’s #104

    The most authoritative list of “original” Tsai-kos is from ST himself on March 11, 2007 blog entry (although he did miss A-house, homey & Stretch–who were posting infrequently at the time)…

    Posted on: March 11, 2007 at 8:27:43 am

    Belated thanks

    One of my many faults is an inability to fully express appreciation.

    (Sorry, Auntie Caroline, if I forgot to send that thank-you note from my high school graduation.)

    Which leads to the (accidental) discovery that the Warrior Beat received more than 340,000 visits in February.

    The total has little to do with the large-foreheaded person whose photo accompanies this blog and everything to do with the popularity of UH football and the passion of its fans. I know this because the most comments posted came on a day when the readers served as blog hosts.

    When this blog started eight months ago, the intent was it would run for only a few months. But then the readers took over, and now they dictate the content and direction.

    Before the upcoming announcement of the complete schedule and the start of spring ball, it’s time to stop and acknowledge the folks who have helped the blog’s development.

    Thanks to and for creating a market. Their links to this site have boosted interest tremendously.

    Thanks to our support staff — Curtis Murayama, Princess Leila, Dayton Morinaga and Stacy Kaneshiro.

    Thanks to June Jones for allowing access to his program, and also to the Sun God, Brian K., Lois Manin and Bobbie Omoto.

    And, most of all, thanks to our regular posters:



    Annoddah Dave

    BG in Mililani




    Cool Ethan

    Da Punchbowl Kid












    las vegas


    Long Time UH Fan










    Red Zone


    Rick HS



    ted domay

    Tom Mui





    I’m sorry if I left anybody out. It’s not personal, as Auntie Carolilne has learned.

    Thanks for reading.

  133. WarriorNY December 3, 2012 4:33 pm


    What happened to those NYers on the list???


    Go Giants!

  134. Derek December 3, 2012 4:45 pm

    Congratulations to Manti Te’o on the Butkus and Nagurski awards. More to come. I don’t think a Hawaii player has gotton as much accolades as Manti. Being at Notre Dame was a wise decision for him. What NFL team needs a middle linebacker?

  135. 3-Prong December 3, 2012 4:55 pm

    Manti winning Butkus is cool. He was my all time favorite NFL player. Animal. Was “clotheslining” legal back then?

  136. oldtimer808 December 3, 2012 5:00 pm

    Mahalo ST for your blog and to all the tsaikos that have contributed with your thoughts and information during the year. I look forward now to our men and women’s basketball teams. I’m proud of all our student/athletes who have contributed to our athletic programs. I know it’s not easy being a student/athlete at any level. To all of you couch potatos that sit back and complain about your University athletic programs, I say to you thank you for the humor of it all and acknowledging your pathetic life style. I believe Coach Chow will right the ship and I can see the foundation and culture he is creating, GO WARRIORS, GO RAINBOW WARRIORS, GO RAINBOW WAHINES.

  137. Whats up December 3, 2012 5:19 pm

    NIU lost to an crappy 4-8 (2-6 in the Big 10) Iowa team 18-17. They beat an not so good 2-9 Army team 41-40, yep by 1 point, they beat an god aweful 1-11 (0-9 in the Big 12) Kansas team 30-23 last minute. They didn’t even play Ohio this season. At least Hawaii was 12-0 undefeated and ranked in the BCS top 10. These guys are 12-1 and barely squeaked in at BCS #15 with a loss to aweful Iowa team. How are they plenty good against this year Florida State or a Georgia or a Oklahoma to name a few?

    The only thing is that Florida State has a history of playing down to the level of it competition and letting lesser teams hang in or even beat them on occasion. NIU better hope Florida State comes in cocky and unprepared or its going to be a beat down. When Hawaii played Georgia in 2008, Georgia was mad they didn’t get into the NC game and was prepared to make an example of Hawaii. If Florida State comes in like the 2008 Georgia? It’s going to be another embarrassing BCS bowl loss for the Mid Majors.

  138. SteveM December 3, 2012 5:55 pm


    December 3rd, 2012 at 4:33 pm


    What happened to those NYers on the list???…

    WarriorNY — Dave in NY (Utica) and NooYawkWarriorFan (Mount Vernon) went MIA in 2008 after the Sugar Bowl and JJ leaving.

    NooYawkWarriorFan was very active and ran a UH football support newsletter and corresponded with DPK in email. Maybe DPK knows his status. 😕

  139. Kfromc&k December 3, 2012 6:02 pm

    Im really not impressed with chows work. I honestly believe June perfected the hawaii offense many years ago. It’s hard to turn the run and shoot into pro style. I will always be a warrior till I die, but it hurts to see a season turn out like this. Makes me sad. Mike Edward with go in the third round if he elects to jump into the draft!! Edwards is legit!!! Aloha! Everyone!!

    Braddah kaipo from C&K!! Wooooo!!!

  140. madeinhawaii December 3, 2012 6:17 pm

    Kind of feel sorry for La Tech.. they go 9-3… and because their AD wanted to get a sweeter deal for a bowl game, they got none… they’re not going bowling after having a pretty good season…

  141. tommui December 3, 2012 6:22 pm

    STEVEM @134

    You mean I’ve been on the blog for at least five years?

    As Jim Leahy said at the Tsaiko function years ago something to the effect – you guys better get a life!

  142. Bryson December 3, 2012 6:24 pm

    Looks like Jared Leaf won’t be returning next year….

  143. SteveM December 3, 2012 6:36 pm

    tommui — your #143… your first post was 6 years ago last month. You are working on year 7… 😛

  144. madeinhawaii December 3, 2012 6:40 pm

    Looking on the bright side, at least, if we had won 9 games we wouldn’t have an AD to screw the bowl invitation up like La Tech.

  145. madeinhawaii December 3, 2012 6:41 pm

    Scary thought.. he might become an applicant!

  146. madeinhawaii December 3, 2012 6:41 pm


    What happened to Jared?

  147. Derek December 3, 2012 6:54 pm

    Maybe NIU is not the strongest of teams to get in a BCS bowl, but frankly I have no problem with the criteria that they have. Based on that, they earned it, mainly because the Big East (Louisville) and Big Ten (Wisconsin) was lower than NIU in the BCS rankings. It just so happens it’s one of those years and that’s not NIU’s fault. I say, good for them. I like the little guys get some recognition. When Hawaii was 12-0, our strength of schedule wasn’t very strong either and the Boise St. team that we beat that year was probably not the strongest that Peterson’s squad had. And in fact, Boise St. got whipped in the Hawaii Bowl against East Carolina and against ONE Chris Johnson that year (2007). But, I’m glad Hawaii had the opportunity, it was one in a lifetime, probably. The ending wasn’t good, but the journey was unbelievable. Myself, I think college football shlould have an 8 team playolff (the best 8 teams, period). There would be no argument there. There would a lot of money for all the FBS teams in the country to divide the profits from TV revenue. It would be so huge, athletic departments would be able to balance their budgets, even the smaller schools.

  148. al December 3, 2012 7:03 pm


  149. al December 3, 2012 7:12 pm

    mih…where will Tyler Haden for his junior and senior season?

  150. Derek December 3, 2012 7:37 pm

    The name of the game in college football is recruiting and coaching. Isn’t it interesting that they go hand in hand if you are to be successful. And more and more younger coaches are doing a great job in places that were losers in past years. For instance, San Jose St., Utah St. La Tech, Kent St., Arkansas St., UL-Lafayette, Fresno St.., Northern Illinois, Toledo, Ball St., Bowling Green.

  151. papajoe2 December 3, 2012 7:50 pm

    Hawaii’s 12-0 team had the weakest D1 schedule that year. I wouldn’t give back that year and I’m sure almost all the UH fans wouldn’t appologize for that. We face all challenges and won thus getting us to the Sugar Bowl. Like NIU, it’s not their fault that the met all the challenges and, except for 1, were victorious. Good for them, they earned it. I back most players and former coaches from Hawaii, but Georgia Tech and coach Paul Johnson has a losing record (6-7) and they’re going bowling. I think that’s worst than the NIU situation.

  152. cocobean December 3, 2012 7:51 pm

    Mid majors.

    Stepping stones for young up and comers.

    A place for rethreads with some mileage left to prove they deserve another BSC shot.

    A last hurrah before retirement

  153. tommui December 3, 2012 8:07 pm

    SteveM @145

    So, the question still is: (maybe) I should get a life!

  154. MattyBoy December 3, 2012 8:10 pm

    C&K WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

  155. kev-1 December 3, 2012 8:18 pm

    Chicken Grease #123,

    Das a good one. LOL!

  156. madeinhawaii December 3, 2012 8:29 pm


    I’m zonked out from doing that Castle fair yesterday… I was thinking we had to get a kicker.. and naturally I put 1 and 3 together to get 2…

  157. laulau head December 3, 2012 8:33 pm

    Gotta agree, C&K!! Woooooo! Miss those videos!

  158. madeinhawaii December 3, 2012 8:34 pm

    While 2007 may have been a weak schedule, however, it followed 2006 which was a challenging one with some very good wins. Much of the offense and, I believe, defense returned for 2007. Oline was a bit suspect after 2006 though and two of our better blocking RBs, Ilaoa, as well as, Mauia had graduated.

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  160. Derek December 3, 2012 8:58 pm

    If Georgia Tech didn’t get a waiver to be eligible for a bowl game, that spot probably would have gone to Louisiana Tech who was 9-3. As it was La Tech got greedy for a better bowl and ended with nothing. Try tell that to the players who worked their butts off for an excellent regular season. I’d be pretty pissed. Whoever made the decision should resign or be fired. Somebody has to be accountable.

    Our OL next year must get better. If not, it won’t matter who the starting QB is because he will be running for his life, just like SS. Some of that was SSs fault. All to often he held on to ball too long. Better to throw the ball away rather than getting sacked and even risk a fumble. To win, you have to protect the QB so that we have a chance to make a good play. First and foremost it always starts with the offensive and defensive lines.

  161. Bugaz December 3, 2012 9:16 pm

    Graham needs to start now!!! Buy pizzas for the oline men throughout the off season.

  162. Bugaz December 3, 2012 9:17 pm

    Just kidding. Hopefully we can get a couple stud oline guys in this recruiting class

  163. SteveM December 3, 2012 9:25 pm


    December 3rd, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    SteveM @145

    So, the question still is: (maybe) I should get a life!

    Huh. You got plenty “life”… OK, so maybe you keep blogging even when you are cruising half a world away… but that’s OK. Just go for the Platinum!

  164. al December 3, 2012 9:35 pm

    mih….well we need a punter. he uses his leg, too.

  165. Chicken Grease December 3, 2012 9:44 pm

    Hahaha, kev-1, all right.

    # 161 reminds a Grease of a French-ish joke, ahem.

    This French man is walking on a French beach and . . . all of a sudden, he sees a fellow French man making out w/a woman on a beach towel. The walking French man starts to observe . . . then suddenly exclaims, “sacre bleu, mon frere!!!! Zat woman is deceased!”

    The other French man gets up from the woman and responds, “My god!!! I thought she was an American!!!!!”

    Or the joke goes something like. Heh, a Grease thought it was funny 😉 .

  166. AlaWai December 3, 2012 10:03 pm

    Where do you think Manti Te`o will be drafted? What NFL team would you like to see him play for?

  167. kev-1 December 3, 2012 10:14 pm

    1st round. Hopefully for the Steelers or the Niners. As much as I would hate it, I could see the Patriots picking him up.

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  170. Tak-Tak December 4, 2012 12:00 am

    I’m not sure if anyone commented on Paipai Falemalu’s Thank You speech. He certainly is a humble, and thoughtful leader, and a good person!!!!! How proud his parents and family must be be!!! He didn’t forget to thank his coaches, teammates, U of H and last but not least, the UH Warrior fans. What a special person he is, and I wish the best for him in his future endeavors!!!!! Aloha to the UH Warrior’s Outstanding Leader!!!!!! May the coaches recruit many more like him!!!!

  171. Chicken Grease December 4, 2012 12:48 am

    He should end up with the Jets. Where he belongs.

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  173. WarriorNY December 4, 2012 1:34 am

    A Grease,

    Why does he belong on the Jets?

  174. WarriorNY December 4, 2012 1:42 am

    It’s too bad about Ryan Hall. Good luck chasing your dreams in the arts…

  175. Kekoa December 4, 2012 2:23 am

    I’m still PO’d over the Wahine volleyball “Crack Seed Conspiracy!”

    My biggest gripe is the fact that we didn’t have an AD in office to take the lead on this seeding BS. I’m disappointed with our well-respected interim hoss Rocky Freitas. One would think that he could have done a little huffing and puffing to blow over the NCAA Seed charts…and what about MRC & Apple? MIA!

    Bah Humbug!

  176. azwarrior22 December 4, 2012 4:35 am

    Pretty slow UH news day. Ditto on bah humbag !

  177. Chikcen Grease December 4, 2012 5:27 am


    December 4th, 2012 at 1:34 am

    A Grease,

    Why does he belong on the Jets?

    Hahahaha, oh, man . . . sorry, WarriorNY; and good to see you on the boards, first of all. Other than Dallas, Grease thunk this a stinky poo team, yes? He can go to NY Jets is all a Grease is saying. Sanchez talk too much and Manti can add to that tower of excuses when he gets there. Gomen na sai if tha’s your team, WarriorNY.

    Dunno about a Manti making a splash in the NFL immediately. Curse of the defensiveness. Fellas like Griffith, part III still gonna be great. They gonna have time to fawn over a defensive player? Not in today’s NFL.

    You know, though, Manti just MIGHT pull off the Heisman win if voters:

    • Vote as a “Let’s get. Notre Dame player in at least ONCE this century.”

    • If Johnny Football looks like another Tebow to them.

    • Find Texas A&M cheering traditions too damned weird.

    Ah. We know better. Congrats, Johnny Football!!!!!

  178. Diogenes Sinope December 4, 2012 6:05 am

    What we MUST get are linemen on the OL and DL who are at least 6’4″ and tipping the scales at a minimum of 270-280 and are agile, run the 40 at least at 4.7 and fearless to boot. So Coaches, those are your assignments.

    Gee, maybe I should become a coach and/or recruiter!

  179. LizKauai (iPad) December 4, 2012 6:05 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  180. Kekoa December 4, 2012 6:12 am

    CG ~ Good Tuesday morn!

    I say Manti…you say Teo!

    Kekoa: MANTI


    Well…that was fun. I think I’ll go watch the traffic & weather on HNN…

  181. d1shima December 4, 2012 6:14 am

    Great Morning All!

    Aloha and Mahalo Ryan Hall. New dreams, new challenges.

    Good that he let the coaches know sooner than later….

  182. d1shima December 4, 2012 6:17 am

    Hey PowderPuff!

    HC Miano taking the Cougars into the Red? 😯


    Good Luck widdat!

  183. d1shima December 4, 2012 6:18 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  184. Shoko December 4, 2012 6:47 am

    Wonder if one of the AD candidates is from USC. Seems as of late, when it comes to hiring folks to fill slots in the UH athletic department, its been people that have ties with that school (Chow, Arnold and Beeman).

  185. Shoko December 4, 2012 6:51 am

    Tulsa being investigated for illegal sports betting. Mentions UH in the article, which isn’t good.

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