JC cornerback, d-lineman commit

Cornerback Lametrius Davis of Butte College and defensive lineman Zack Masch of Arizona Western College made verbal commitments to UH yesterday.
Davis is 6 fee1 and 193 pounds. He ran 40 yards in 4.38 seconds at the NorCal JC Combine the past summer. He has a 36-inch vertical jump.
Masch is 6 feet 3 and 290 pounds. He can bench press a maximum 405 pounds. He was a high school teammate of UH quarterback Steele Jantz.
Masch made the decision based partly on the support of UH fans. “Going to the (UH-Cincinnati) game was what clicked in,” he said.
Davis and Masch will both earn their associate degrees next week. Masch, for sure, will enroll at UH in January. Davis wishes to do the same, although he is waiting to see if all of his JC credits will transfer. If not, he will move to Hawai‘i in May.

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Adam Leonard, Solomon Elimimian and Ryan Mouton will train on the Mainland in preparation for the NFL draft in April. All are on track to earn their degrees.

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El Guapo reports that Bob Wagner is a finalist for the UH-Hilo AD job.



  1. truegreen December 9, 2008 8:29 am


  2. Dan-O December 9, 2008 8:30 am

    First???? OMG…..

  3. Dan-O December 9, 2008 8:30 am

    damn…..second, by a second…..

  4. truegreen December 9, 2008 8:31 am

    okay, first after I actually read the post. the atmosphere at the game was awesome, even though I expected more fans there. best recruiting tool is a full house and raucous fans.

  5. truegreen December 9, 2008 8:32 am

    sorry, dan-o. woo hoo, my sixth first!

  6. chawan_cut December 9, 2008 8:32 am

    glad to see i’m not headlining today’s blog.

  7. Rob25 December 9, 2008 8:33 am

    Wow Top Ten!

  8. cheepono December 9, 2008 8:33 am

    top 10.


  9. koakane™ December 9, 2008 8:34 am

    top ten

    good morning tsai-ko kane’s and wahine’s

  10. Rob25 December 9, 2008 8:35 am

    I was thinking that the third quarter was definitely a “closer” for recruits! You could just feel the electricity again during the third…too bad it didn’t continue until the end of the game. It was a fun season anyways.

  11. bamboo mana December 9, 2008 8:38 am

    I thought the greatest need of our WARRIORS was the OLine, especially the tackle position. Any news about potential recruits in that area, Stephen?

  12. koakane™ December 9, 2008 8:39 am

    still feeling the hurt from the Cinci game. warriors should have won it, much effort, energy and heart put out in the game. team and fans represented 808, a win would have been sweet.

    ND coming to town will be some consolation and its a good snag by the sheraton bowl peeps.

    nuff said and trying to be positive till bowl game.

    esmeeeeeeeeee, no kope sheeeeeeeeeeeeeesh

  13. NYUH December 9, 2008 8:39 am

    McMackin wanted Notre Dame – he got it. Now he has to win it or Hawaii will be the butt of many a joke.

  14. koakane™ December 9, 2008 8:40 am


    did ronnie’s boy get his tattoo?

  15. Pete Jek December 9, 2008 8:42 am

    Any OL recruits coming in?

    That’s obviously the Warriors’ most glaring need. We lose all our starting corners too, so Davis is a good pick up. Good thing stacking up our D-Line as well.

    Hoping for 1 or 2 JUCO Offensive Linemen next.

  16. MeiLing December 9, 2008 8:44 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Good luck to Adam, Solly & Ryan in their post-grad training.

    Great news re: the 2 new JC recruits.

    Esme & out…

  17. oxymoron December 9, 2008 8:44 am


    Anyway, I wonder who else was recruiting Masch. Is it pronounced like M*A*S*C*H? *L* Both sound like good pickups, but I’m really concerned that we hardly have any O-Line recruits, that was the weak spot of the team this year.

  18. ryan December 9, 2008 8:46 am

    We lost out on Danny Watkins, any chances to land a JC Olineman that will be here for spring ball?

  19. jojo ® December 9, 2008 8:47 am

    They didn’t sign yet… 🙁
    But hopefully soon!

  20. Rob25 December 9, 2008 8:53 am

    koakane – Yup, he got 808 with the “0” being the outline of the island of Oahu. He’s sooo stoked about it.

    Wow, jojo is here gracing us with her presence…I’m honored to share the time with her.

    Gotta Esme though…see everyone later! 😀

  21. Stretch December 9, 2008 8:54 am

    hmmm…. opening line shows Hawaii as 1-1/2 pt favorites against ND. Teams are considered equal and the difference is the home field advantage

  22. MeiLing December 9, 2008 8:57 am

    (Comments to last blog stuff)

    homey ~ Ask me about homemade spaghetti sauce the next time I see you.

    I nominate J(J) to be Touchdown Jesus. Got the hair, and he went to Damien, so he knows the drill…

    K, whoosh….

  23. madeinhawaii December 9, 2008 8:59 am

    Koakane… I feel your pain. I had to take a couple of days away from the blog or forums just to recuperate.. what a dissapointing loss. Not disappointed in the team, just the loss. 48-hour rule!

    Notre Dame… whootah! What a season of opponents, eh? This has got to rank way up there in the season of opponents that are ranked and/or well-respected.

    And the recruits! Things are looking really good!

    Lametrius Davis and Zach Masch — WELCOME!

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid December 9, 2008 9:06 am

    Welcome to the new recruits! Both sound like good ones.

    “Touchdown Jesus”? James? Things that make you go hmmmm…

  25. lava December 9, 2008 9:09 am

    Looks like the recruiting class is nearly filled out, and with a few known guys left on the radar screen, it does not appear there will be any big recruiting surprises after all, not on the upside anyway.

  26. Cheyah December 9, 2008 9:17 am

    The 48 hour rule applies to the fans too. Still hurt from da loss but I’m still and will always be a Warrior fan! I hope they learn from the mistakes and take it out on ND!

    Go Warriors!
    We Believe!

  27. FloridaTed December 9, 2008 9:18 am

    Good morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    The recruiting train just keeps rolling along. I think that getting quite a few more JC recruits is not a bad way to go. We have some serious and immidiate needs, but after that, I’m sure we’ll concentrate mainly on Highschoolers to have the continuity year after year. Sofar I’m quite impressed with Big Mscks recruiting prowess.

    What’s our situation with the O-Line? What do have in the cupboard and what’s on the horizon?

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid December 9, 2008 9:22 am

    Come to think of it, I hope that Zach’s last name is pronounced like “mash”, as in “mashed running back”. 😆

    If it’s pronounced like “mosh” as in “mosh pit”, that’s not so bad either…

  29. Jay December 9, 2008 9:33 am

    I was able to get tix. Not much left though. I’m in EE orange.

  30. WarriorMojo December 9, 2008 9:45 am

    Come on, guys. It’s GOTTA be “Monster Mash!”

  31. Stretch December 9, 2008 9:45 am

    Can’t imagine that the tickets are that hard to come by yet, but if so, you can also try sneak in a get through ND. You will end up sitting with the ND fans but at least you will be at the game.


  32. WarriorMojo December 9, 2008 9:48 am

    Off to Kali for work. Be back to glorious Hawaii Nei this weekend.

    Tom, Myki & SJ, can’t get to your dvds until this weekend. Sorry, but I got you covered. No worries.

  33. homey December 9, 2008 9:48 am

    &#9612 chawan_cut:
    &#9612 December 9th, 2008 at 8:32 am

    &#9612 mornin’
    &#9612 glad to see i’m not headlining today’s blog.

    When did you ever headline a blog?

    Nice pickups on “D”. Now where are those o-line recruits?

    Good morning posters and lurkers!

  34. WarriorMojo December 9, 2008 9:49 am

    Hey, Stretch, is it true my parents have neighbors again? They told me they saw this hulking guy wearing skin tight Under Armour this weekend. Only one guy I know fits that description.

  35. homey December 9, 2008 9:50 am

    OOPS! Should have been…

    December 9th, 2008 at 8:32 am

    glad to see i’m not headlining today’s blog.

    When did you ever headline a blog?

    Nice pickups on “D”. Now where are those o-line recruits?

    Good morning posters and lurkers!

  36. Stephen Tsai December 9, 2008 9:52 am

    They should be picking up some O-linemen in the next couple of weeks.

  37. Stretch December 9, 2008 9:54 am

    December 9th, 2008 at 9:49 am
    Hey, Stretch, is it true my parents have neighbors again? They told me they saw this hulking guy wearing skin tight Under Armour this weekend. Only one guy I know fits that description.

    slowly moving stuff back in. If I was wearing UA, no work would get done, everyone would be on the ground laughing.

  38. jm2375 December 9, 2008 9:57 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Welcome to the Warrior ohana Lametrius Davis and Zach Masch!!!

  39. ryan December 9, 2008 10:00 am

    Will these Olinemen recruits be able to make it for spring ball?

  40. A-House December 9, 2008 10:02 am

    ST, good neighbor:

    Is there a genuine reluctance by O-line recruits to commit to UH?

    If so, any idea what it/they may be? I know the line coach is young and not really battle tested, but he has played in the system and had an excellent mentor in Coach Cav who recommended him to Coach Mack.



  41. FloridaTed December 9, 2008 10:08 am


    That’s the best news yet. Can you give us a hint on the quality of those possible O-Line boys/men?

  42. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 9, 2008 10:08 am

    mornin tsaikos

    are the tickets really that hard to come by already?

  43. Kelli December 9, 2008 10:11 am

    chawan_cut: I didn’t get to respond to yesterday’s blog… You’re HILARIOUS! And if memory serves me right, I was definitely working that day when Dan Kelly was chatting. Good thing no one ever snapped a picture of me.

  44. homey December 9, 2008 10:11 am

    Can’t wait to see the fun all the o-lineman will have in vying for a starting spot next season! In fact almost all positions will be challenged! Ahhhh, nothing like competition to bring the cream to the top.

  45. Stretch December 9, 2008 10:20 am

    I am sure W-Mojo will be at practices again keeping a close on all the OLinemen. He can give the detailed reports

  46. oxymoron December 9, 2008 10:33 am

    seems like everyone acknowledges that our o-line is the weak link…*sigh* It doesn’t matter who the RB or QB’s and WR’s are, if the o-line lets everyone in.

  47. Maverick December 9, 2008 10:36 am

    Get practice today?

  48. homey December 9, 2008 10:37 am

    ▌ Kelli:
    ▌ December 9th, 2008 at 10:11 am

    ▌ chawan_cut: I didn’t get to respond to yesterday’s blog… You’re ▌HILARIOUS! And if memory serves me right, I was definitely working ▌that day when Dan Kelly was chatting. Good thing no one ever ▌snapped a picture of me.

    chawan is hilarious?

    Stretch – Yep, I’ll be waiting for the WM and Pride. o-line reports. Another report I look out for is the sj/myki receiver notes and highlights. Oh, and can’t forget the Loa d-line feedback.

  49. Action Jackson December 9, 2008 10:47 am

    When will UH recruit an Offensive Coordinator, one who is not afraid to mix it up and go deep periodically? This is where the focus should be for next year, playing to conservative cost UH a few games this year, not to mention the last game against Cincinatti

  50. (Jesse) James December 9, 2008 10:50 am

    Hey gang…taking a break from some grueling work.

    Me, TD Jesus??? I guess I can do that…..although DPK thinks I’m not that qualified for that position and koakane also went to Damien….LOL

    Welcome to the Warrior Ohana Mr. Masch and Mr. Davis

    Crowd was great at the Cinci game. It was almost as loud, if not louder, than the Boise game last year and that had 50,000 fans in attendance. Also great to see some Cinci players saying that this was a “hostile place to play with the crowd noise”….we just need to do that for every game, starting with the Hawaii Bowl.

    Just a reminder…. its that Holiday time again…..

    2nd Annual Tsaiko Christmas Party
    6:30 p.m., December 18th, 2008
    Murphy’s Bar and Grill
    2 Merchant St
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    (808) 531-0422

    Parking is available in the Harbor Court building or in the pay lot next to Murphy’s.

    Party will be pupu style/order off menu and drinks. More details to follow.

    Please RSVP me at jgo8464822@aol.com if you can so that I can figure out how many will be attending. Thanks.

  51. Stretch December 9, 2008 10:59 am

    JJ – If the party starts at 630pm, like the game this past weekend, does that mean Koakane is going to get started at 1030am as usual??

  52. callmecrazy December 9, 2008 10:59 am

    great if hawaii gets 1 or 2 oline guys that could compete for starting or rotation time but either way i think the bigger answer to the oline problems lies in the off season commitment by the olinemen and the coaching ability.
    oline reality: oline ends the year with 2 olinemen starting at the same position that they started in last season which explains alot of the problems but will enter into the off season with a handfull juniors to be seniors and others that have either started and or was in the rotation this season which is a plus regardless of who or if they get commits.

  53. Justin December 9, 2008 11:02 am

    Did safety Aaron Brown Verbal to the warriors?? we need some safties who can play right away

  54. homey December 9, 2008 11:03 am

    One problem I see with Vili and his drummers on one end of the field and the UH band on the other is that there is no sync when the Warriors score. Vili is doing his push-ups and the fans are all tuned into him and getting energized. While on the North side the UH band is playing the Warrior fight song and the fans in that area are spelling W-A-R-R-IORS and getting pumped up! Two different things but at least it rocks the stadium.

    Maybe someone could coordinate (via north endzone jumbo text screen) and do the fight song first. I think it would be tremendous to hear the whole stadium join in with the fight song and spell out WARRIORS. Then Vili can do his thing in the South endzone.

    The “wave” actually went around the stadium…many times!

  55. al December 9, 2008 11:05 am

    (j)james……you fit the bill for td jesus excepting for the fact that the real Jesus never wore a brown bottle in his right hand. mwahahaha.

    wmojo…..i was going to coin that “monster masch” last night but was too lazy. he looks to be focused on the future at hand.

    iwonderwhythey……………….you said it. tickets are going quick. “you better hurry cuz its going fassssssst.”

  56. homey December 9, 2008 11:08 am

    al – and the real td jesus would drink all his beers and not leave any in someone else’s cooler!

  57. roysan16 December 9, 2008 11:10 am

    “Three quarter of our sacks came in the early part of the season”. This was a direct quote from Coach Mac in answering a question from KGMB’s Liz Chun on The Coaches Show as she pointed out that 5 more sacks in the Cincinnati game added up to 49 sacks the OL has allowed this season.

    In the last 7 games the OL has given up 32 sacks.

    Utah St-1
    New Mexico State-4
    Wash. St-7

    So the Coach Mac answer, which infers that most of the sacks allowed was in the early part of the season as the OL was getting in sync with the new offense doesn’t make sense when the stats show most of the sacks have come in the latter part of the season.

    When LC asked the coach about the issues of clock management he seemed to be impervious as if there was a problem, although he goes on to say that some of these problems we’ll be taking a look in the off season. This season I’ve heard time and again the play-by-play announcers more than once say, “this doesn’t make sense…why let 25 seconds run off the game clock and then call time out”. In the Cincinnati game the radio guy, BC, “if they’re going to call time out why didn’t they do it early in the play..why let 25 seconds run off the game clock”.

    The impression I got from watching this show is that the coach doesn’t take well to criticisms. And will go to great lengths as not to expose his coaches or players inadequacies. But with one game left in the season I hope amongst the players and coaching staff, especially, that they don’t wait to after the season to fix problems. In the next couple of weeks I hope the staff and players take on a MacGyverism personality, and like the star character in the TV show, exhibit an urgency to improvise when their backs are to the wall. I hope the staff covers all contingencies, like if this doesn’t work what should we do next kind of scenarios.Some of the willingness to fight the hard fight and for the players to give it their best shot in the ND game has to be backed up by coaches that are motivating,improvising, quick thinking and organizing with a polished game plan and improved team discipline.

  58. ryan December 9, 2008 11:11 am

    Also look at the opponents of the last 7 games. Not the greatest defenses but we still gave up over 30 sacks

  59. homey December 9, 2008 11:14 am

    roysan16 – interesting, thanks for the read.

  60. callmecrazy December 9, 2008 11:15 am

    atmosphere, atmosphere, everything taking place at the stadium from parking lot to stadium and in the seats i think could be better used to help get the fans into it.
    would be good if somone with experience in creating & mainting a bigtime college football atmosphere and also was in touch with the flow of the hawaii fans could oversee this area for next season.
    last season had its turing the conrner moments but change in coaches set us back a little this season although lately things seem to heading in the right direction as the season ends.

  61. Mei Ling December 9, 2008 11:25 am

    Just found out my cousin is in charge of ticket sales for the ND alumni club here.

  62. (Jesse) James December 9, 2008 11:27 am

    Stretch…ummm. I guess KK will be starting the party at 10:30…and will be in full swing by the time you get there at noon….LMAO

  63. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 9, 2008 11:29 am


    good thing i got my tickets before the notre dame announcement. Notre Dame must be gobbling up those tickets for it to be going so fast. Im impressed! It’ll be a packed house for sure.

  64. letsgowarriors December 9, 2008 11:32 am

    tsai are we still in the running for lee aguirre? i hope so. i wouldnt mind seeing davis move to safety, he has the size and speed.

  65. al December 9, 2008 11:33 am

    roysan……….and yet.

    71.4% of the sacks did occur in the first ten games.

    wouldn’t you love a boss/mgr who did not publicly chastise you no matter what your job performance was?

    and if one doesn’t think that the coaches and players are upset about what just happened………

    i understand now why they did what they did when they did not call a timeout when they didn’t. they didn’t want to burn all the timeouts with that much time when it appeared that the opponent had a reasonably good chance to get a first down and then not even have an opportunity to have the ball in their hands. that and the fact that at first they were in range of that rangy field goal kicker that they had.

  66. (Jesse) James December 9, 2008 11:34 am

    homey…one more thing about Vili (as well as the rest of the fans)….we have to pay attention to when we are on offense and when we are on defense…things like the stuff that Vili does where he gets people in the Mauka section to scream…than the end zone people….than the Makai section people…and tries to get each section to outdo each other….or things like the wave should be done when we are on defense….so that we disrupt our opponents offense. Some times these things are being done when we are on offense which can cause disruption to our own team…. We need to be quiet when we are on offense. Imagine a dead silent stadium when our team goes up to the line…and than the roar that would occur when a big play is made…and than silence again….that would be awesome…..

  67. (Jesse) James December 9, 2008 11:38 am

    homey…one more thing…I love the idea of the cheerleaders and rainbow dancers maybe spreading out around the stadium and leading the fans in the spelling of W-A-R-R-I-O-R-S when we score…hearing that from just the student section is cool…but if 30,000 plus did it…it would be awesome….sort of like the old RAIN – BOWS cheer…that was sweet when 50,000 people did it during those BYU routs……

  68. al December 9, 2008 11:40 am

    Mei Ling:

    December 9th, 2008 at 11:25 am
    Just found out my cousin is in charge of ticket sales for the ND alumni club here.

    lets see mei ling………perhaps you can procure one ticket smack dab in between the irish just for koakane.

  69. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 9, 2008 11:41 am

    Late Good Morning Everyone:

    From yesterday’s blog:

    “Tsaiko Lurker Kamali’o NYC, the generous donor of two season tickets to Coach Alan Inaba’s after school program at Dole Middle School, will be visiting her family here in Hawa`i. She arrives on Friday, December 19, and leaves for the Big Island on Tuesday, December 23.

    Unfortunately, that means she’ll miss both the Tsaiko Holiday Party at Murphy’s on the 18th as well as the T-Gate for the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl on the 24th.

    She’s a graduate of McKinley High School who moved to New York over 30 years ago to pursue a career in art. She still hasn’t forgotten her roots – her generosity has spurred a lot of support for Alan’s prgram including from Tsaikos.

    Here’s what she said in her most recent e-mail:

    I would love to get together for dinner or lunch. I arrive Friday evening on December 19 and leave for the Big Island on the 23rd. Unfortunately, I will miss the game and the T-gate. It would have been fun to finally put some faces to the names I always see on the Warrior Beat. But I have seen some of the Tsaiko karaoke performances on YouTube–I was particularly taken with Stephen’s rendition of “The LIon Sleeps Tonight.” How could anyone sleep?

    I am putting together a luncheon Cattle Call for Sunday, December 21. Alan and Barry, his assistant coach, will be attending along with their wives.

    Any suggestions for a location? Perhaps the new El Mariachi In Aiea mentioned a few weeks ago by Kekoa might be a possibility. Bear in mind that I will need to make a reservation ASAP given the time of year so we’ll need a headcout.

    Please post your suggestions here and then once a location is selected, I’ll let folks know how to sign up. ”
    Back to work.

  70. Stretch December 9, 2008 11:41 am

    December 9th, 2008 at 11:40 am
    lets see mei ling………perhaps you can procure one ticket smack dab in between the irish just for koakane.

    no sense, he going be sleeping….

  71. al December 9, 2008 11:44 am

    letsgo……….did aguirre even visit last week? has it been confirmed that he was offered? for some reason i thought his recruitment was just a ghost.

    and i was thinking that davis had size to play safety.
    if anything, looks like we have four jc cb’s to compete next year with black and bryant redshirting this year.
    but, we need another safety or two for sure.

    i think the defensive secondary is something we need to patch more so than any other parts whether it is defensively or on offense.

  72. homey December 9, 2008 11:45 am

    (J)J – I hear you, but in Vili’s support he does get the crowd excited while the Warriors have the ball on offense but as soon as the Warriors break the huddle he quiets the crowd around him down and the drumming stops. Of course there are still those who continue to cheer…like the happy fans in the F & G orange sections.

    Too bad I will not be able to start at 10:30 with koakane…

  73. Bulla December 9, 2008 11:45 am

    good morning to all Tsaikos both here and not so close,


    All I want for Christmas is a BIG BIG WIN, A BIG BIG WIN

  74. al December 9, 2008 11:45 am

    stretch….. i was thinking that he could either lull them to sleep as well or irritate them with his snoring.

  75. al December 9, 2008 11:48 am

    yo bulla,

    how’s the beast taking the coaching vacancy at weber state?

  76. al December 9, 2008 11:50 am

    december 21st is a bad day for me for a cattle call, but, a good day to do volunteer stuff.

  77. homey December 9, 2008 11:51 am

    al – from what I have seen, athletically (speed and quickness), the secondary should be in fine shape. Learning to communicate and play together is something that will need to be worked on very intensely during the spring and fall camps. they can fine tune their techniques during the off-season.

  78. homey December 9, 2008 11:53 am

    al – cattle call on the 22nd?

  79. homey December 9, 2008 11:54 am

    I’m still waiting for A-Sports and jojo’s cattle calls.

  80. homey December 9, 2008 11:56 am

    I wonder which Warriors will get invited to the NFL combine?

  81. jojo ® December 9, 2008 11:59 am

    I’m still waiting for homey to invite me for Thai food again

  82. letsgowarriors December 9, 2008 12:03 pm

    according to my friend, aguirre visited this weekend. not sure tsai can confirm for us though. we could be wrong. black is not redshirting this season, so he’ll be a senior next year along with JoePierre Davis. im keeping my fingers crossed that jeramy bryant can get his medical redshirt. i heard great things about him during the summer. he has great speed and quickness. hopefully he fully recovers from his injury as well.

  83. alnbama December 9, 2008 12:14 pm

    Rudy II, what are the chances we see Nathan Mckay get in the game against ND. That would be the ultimate of story book endings. Snowflake in the game to face ND, the storied program of which Rudy was born. I vision the 4th qt with the Warriors way out in front, the crowd starts cheering , Snowfake, Snowflake, Snowflke, coach Mac points to Rudy, i mean Snowflake, motions him to get into the game, the crowd goes wild, Snowflake crosses the sideline, ten feet into the playing field he trips on the confetti blowing about the field, he has a high ankle sprain and is helped off the field. Well, we all know it won’t happen, but in Warrior football, we’ve seen crazier things happen.

  84. al December 9, 2008 12:18 pm

    jojo…..we had thai food five times and you not once did you make an appearance. do we need to have some souped up foreign cars for you to join us?

  85. SteveM December 9, 2008 12:32 pm


    My tummy strike ended yesterday, so I’m in…. 🙂

  86. al December 9, 2008 12:38 pm

    letsgo…..if these recruits at cb are the real deal i’d like to see joe pierre-davis at safety.

    i am guessing that hawaii was not for aaron brown?

  87. al December 9, 2008 12:41 pm

    its been told that coach mack has a position board for recruiting with laundry lists of all the prospects of note. it also identifies the needs by priority.

    gotta hand it to coach and tony the tiger for bringing recruitment to a new level this year.

    ok, so who is this phantom 2nd running back that coach keeps referring to????

  88. chawan_cut December 9, 2008 12:43 pm

    yes i am hilarious.
    all of you laugh at me at my own expense!

  89. FloridaTed December 9, 2008 12:52 pm

    I sure hope that the Warrior fans are not looking at the ND game as an automatic win.

    The Irish are loaded with talent, despite their seeming ineptitude. Don’t be fooled by that, they will be fighting very hard and for four quarters, they just haven’t put it all together yet, just like us.

    We are just as much a team that isn’t quite ‘there’ yet. It all will come down to which team will be able to put together four solid quarters. The Warriors have to play real well to pull this off.

    Right now we’re ranked # 85 and the Irish are # 58, whatever that may mean. The Warriors have to be all business and play smart and hard the whole game. We’ve seen how quickly things can fall apart, if we let up.

  90. homey December 9, 2008 1:07 pm

    jojo – we will work around your schedule. Um, so what aftermarket product(s) were you modeling for at the import thingy?

    al – I hope that mystery RB is quick and fast!

    chawan – maybe you have the Ed Zachery disease. Ask Koakane about it.

    FT – the way this season has gone, I don’t think any fan will think this is an automatic win. Well maybe the ND fan will think that…

  91. g-nalo December 9, 2008 1:09 pm

    fuud??? burp!

    good afternoon Tsaiko’s.

    looking to next season, Greg Alexander is getting more comfortable at QB, should help the O-line a little with faster decision making.

    regarding recruits, so do we already have enough D-linemen to form a decent rotation? isn’t d-linemen harder to find than o-line?

  92. homey December 9, 2008 1:09 pm

    chawan – Not all of us laugh at you. So far only Kelli does. 😆

  93. FloridaTed December 9, 2008 1:10 pm


    Don’t worry about the laughter, the happiest people in the world are the ones who can laugh at themselves.

  94. jojo ® December 9, 2008 1:10 pm

    al – did I miss the pho call too? Please order my rare steak on the side.

    So, when does ND arrive any how? And isn’t Sheraton Waikiki renovating?

  95. Stretch December 9, 2008 1:12 pm

    ….he trips on the confetti blowing about the field…

    I miss seeing the confetti being thrown after touchdowns or big plays. I know most of you guys will disagree with me but it’s almost a tradition here

  96. homey December 9, 2008 1:14 pm

    g-nalo – the way I see it if there is not enough time to throw the ball there is not enough time for the receiver routes to ripen.

    Let me see…5 o-linemen vs. 3 or 4 d-linemen…I guess if you do the math there are less d-linemen…

  97. jojo ® December 9, 2008 1:14 pm

    homey it was a car

  98. homey December 9, 2008 1:16 pm

    jojo – I heard due to finals, ND arrives on the 20th.

  99. Stretch December 9, 2008 1:16 pm

    December 9th, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    Don’t worry about the laughter, the happiest people in the world are the ones who can laugh at themselves.

    I guess Chawan is the happiest person in the world…. maybe he should go work Disneyland??

  100. FloridaTed December 9, 2008 1:16 pm


    Are you going to the Vegas game next year? You sound like a real fun kind of Tsaiko to meet. If everything falls into place, I’ll be there this time.

  101. homey December 9, 2008 1:17 pm

    jojo – You modeled for a Benz?

  102. chawan_cut December 9, 2008 1:18 pm

    stretch, i’m with you.

  103. FloridaTed December 9, 2008 1:20 pm

    Yes, Stretch,

    but is he really laughing at himself? That’s the key.

    By the way, getting paid for acting happy doesn’t count, lol.

  104. homey December 9, 2008 1:22 pm

    FT – I will not be going to the Vegas game next year. Anyway, all Tsaikos are fun to meet.

  105. g-nalo December 9, 2008 1:23 pm

    g-nalo – the way I see it if there is not enough time to throw the ball there is not enough time for the receiver routes to ripen.

    no doubt the o-line needs to do their jobs, but there were plays where the QB (Funaki too) took extra time to let it fly. was thinking these plays would be reduced “a little” if the QB was more decisive. he can only be more decisive by being comfortable running the offense.

    Let me see…5 o-linemen vs. 3 or 4 d-linemen…I guess if you do the math there are less d-linemen…

    had to think “Homey” for a second, but got it.

  106. g-nalo December 9, 2008 1:25 pm

    “By the way, getting paid for acting happy doesn’t count, lol.”

    tempted but i’ll leave this alone……….

  107. homey December 9, 2008 1:26 pm

    Stretch and FT – are you saying that if chawan was buck naked standing in front a mirror he would laugh? I just threw in the buck naked part for dramatic effect.

  108. Jack Flash December 9, 2008 1:26 pm

    ND students last day of finals is friday the 19th. The team leaves that evening.

  109. FloridaTed December 9, 2008 1:30 pm

    The way I see it, the big difference to next season vs this one should be that everything will be much more in place and organized to start spring training. This year there were a lot of wasted efforts, trying to figure out which way to go, considering all the turmoil and turnover.

    Next year, the blue print will be in place and everybody can just concentrate on perfecting their performances and team chemistry, as well as finding lots of depth.

    If I’m right, come kick-off 09, we will be a vastly improved team and, with a much more favorable schedule, the sky is the limit.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  110. al December 9, 2008 1:31 pm

    yes jojo you missed it. we asked you.
    it was a block away from your office.
    and yes i did order steak on the side.

  111. homey December 9, 2008 1:34 pm

    g-nalo – sometimes indecisiveness is due to waiting for the route to ripen. 😆

  112. g-nalo December 9, 2008 1:34 pm

    FT – yep, no doubt they’ll get off to a better start with coaches and scheme’s already in place. also agree its not so much what they’re doing but doing it better.

    the WAC games are always key and it helps to get Fresno and Boise at home.

  113. Stretch December 9, 2008 1:37 pm

    December 9th, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    Stretch and FT – are you saying that if chawan was buck naked standing in front a mirror he would laugh? I just threw in the buck naked part for dramatic effect.

    probably no laughing, just crying….

  114. homey December 9, 2008 1:41 pm

    FT – the big difference to me for next season vs this season is that the coaches will have a years worth of Warrior football experience to call upon. Ok, when do they start selling season tickets?

    Kekoa – can get me better seats or what???

  115. Stretch December 9, 2008 1:41 pm

    December 9th, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    “By the way, getting paid for acting happy doesn’t count, lol.”
    tempted but i’ll leave this alone……….

    those damn actresses are gooooood…..

  116. MeiLing December 9, 2008 1:43 pm


    “I miss seeing the confetti being thrown after touchdowns or big plays. I know most of you guys will disagree with me but it’s almost a tradition here.”

    Noooo, don’t do it! When I watched UH games on TV and saw all of the litter on the field, I wondered why UH fans were so messy. The UH games are the only games where there is a lot of trash on the field. I would think it’d be a hazard for the players, too.

    Suggestion: roll up dollar bills and throw them. If the money gets to the field, UH Athletics gets to keep it for the program. If a fan catches it, you’ve just helped your fellow man/woman.

  117. g-nalo December 9, 2008 1:44 pm

    g-nalo – sometimes indecisiveness is due to waiting for the route to ripen.


    there’s a certain amount of time you expect your linemen to hold their blocks. if they are meeting that time then its either the QB or receiver?

    guess from the previous three seasons i’m used to seeing at least one of the receivers open every play?

  118. homey December 9, 2008 1:46 pm

    Stretch – Nah, I don’t think there would be crying ’cause standing next to him is a cardboard cutout of his favorite Star Wars character.

  119. Stretch December 9, 2008 1:47 pm

    homey – what part of the cardboard is cut out??

  120. letsgowarriors December 9, 2008 1:48 pm

    al i would i agree with you on JP Davis, hes big and he looks good coming downhill. however, with Torres beating him out at NB, i feel that coaches would not put JP Davis at Safety. NB is a closer position to a safety, where u get more freedom to roam like a safety. Had JP Davis been in at NB this season, i could see him moving to safety next season. however, hes benn strictly a CB.

  121. chawan_cut December 9, 2008 1:48 pm

    i was crying looking at my picture from yesterday…

  122. homey December 9, 2008 1:51 pm

    ▌December 9th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    ▌g-nalo – sometimes indecisiveness is due to waiting for the route to ▌ripen.


    ▌there’s a certain amount of time you expect your linemen to hold ▌their blocks. if they are meeting that time then its either the QB or ▌receiver?

    It could be the defense is playing excellent man-to-man coverage.

  123. homey December 9, 2008 1:53 pm

    Stretch – the part that says, “Princess“.

  124. Garret December 9, 2008 1:57 pm

    Nice to read the respect coming from Notre Dame’s captains.

    “It’s not just a vacation. It’s a business trip in itself as well,” senior captain David Bruton says. “We gotta take care of business first and the free time that we do get, enjoy it. Soak in the sun. Soak in the memories. But when it comes game time or when it’s practice, you gotta take it seriously because we’re not coming there just to end up 6-7.”

    “We know they’re a quality opponent and they’re tough to beat at home,” co-captain David Grimes admits. “I think their record at home is 22-4 in the last 26 games. So they’re definitely a quality opponent.”

  125. Garret December 9, 2008 1:59 pm

    Another article about Notre Dame.

    Tough for family and friends to make it to the game. Rutt-row.
    Senior safety David Bruton said Monday that it will cost his family more than $4,000 in airfare alone if they do make the trip to see the Irish (6-6) try to end their NCAA-record nine-game bowl losing streak Dec. 24 against Hawaii (7-6) in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

    Senior wide receiver David Grimes’ mom has a more cost-effective solution.

    “My mother said she was going to watch the game in a beach chair and bring some sand in the house,” said Grimes, one of the few ND players who actually voted against Hawaii.

    His vote was to play in the Motor City Bowl in Grimes’ hometown of Detroit, but he hasn’t complained about losing that vote.

    “Nice weather, beautiful women,” Grimes said as he began the list of reasons not to be bitter.

    “I believe the fact that we’re going to a bowl game in general should energize the team,” Bruton said. “A lot of us are upbeat and peppy about the fact that we’re going to a bowl game.

    “And I guess Hawaii probably adds a little more excitement and a little more wind under the sail for a lot of guys, because some guys would never imagine going to Hawaii in the first place, let alone to play under the sun. It’s more attractive than Houston or something like that.”

  126. homey December 9, 2008 1:59 pm

    Athletic Director for UH-Hilo? I think high schools play more sports than UH-Hilo.

  127. Garret December 9, 2008 2:00 pm

    NMSU lost their chief recruiting link to Hawaii…but he’s going to Wyoming now, so I wonder if he’ll get local players to go there?

    New Mexico State University veteran assistant football coach Mike Fanoga is headed to the University of Wyoming to be the Cowboys’ outside linebackers coach.

    Fanoga spent four years on Hal Mumme’s staff at NMSU as a defensive line coach and was a key ingredient in helping land players from Hawaii to the NMSU program.

    Fanoga said he is on the road recruiting for the Cowboys already and will hit the West Coast hard. He also plans on going to Hawaii to do some recruiting as well.

  128. jojo ® December 9, 2008 2:01 pm

    Bob Wagner at UH-Hilo…..sounds fun!!!

  129. Garret December 9, 2008 2:02 pm

    Long transcript of the Notre Dame captains talking about the Hawaii Bowl.

    Q. As leaders, how do you guys guard against, okay, we’re going to Hawaii and then trying to keep focus, there is a game, what do you do about that?
    DAVID BRUTON: I believe the team is well-prepared and got the mindset right that it’s not just a vacation. It’s a business trip in itself as well. We gotta take care of business first and the free time that we do get, enjoy it. Soak in the sun. Soak in the memory.
    But when it comes game time or when it’s practice, you gotta take it seriously because we’re not coming there just to end up 6 and 7. We want to be 7 and 6 and springboard off into the right direction.
    MAURICE CRUM, JR.: I think us going out there right at the finals kind of sends that message to guys and just it will help everyone just distinguish between football to let them know this is what we’re here for first and foremost and it’s our jobs as leaders to make sure that message gets preached.
    DAVID GRIMES: And the parting line, since we found out, has been just to win the Bowl game. And I think secondly is to enjoy a place like Hawaii. But definitely our goal is to win a Bowl game.

    Q. What do you guys know about Hawaii, the team?
    MAURICE CRUM, JR.: I know there’s a lot of receivers on the field. I’ve seen that much. But, I mean, they did pretty good, was it last night? Saturday night, when they played against Cincinnati, from what I saw, I think they were a pretty good team. And they’re definitely a really good opponent.
    DAVID GRIMES: We also know they’re a quality opponent and they’re tough to beat at home. I think their record at home is 22-4 in the last 26 games. So they’re definitely a quality opponent.

  130. 080ike December 9, 2008 2:02 pm

    First time blogger——Short time lurker. It was my pleasure to meet some of
    you at the t-gate this past saturday. The atmosphere and people were very
    friendly. Hope to meet more of you in the near future. Thanks for the warmth
    and friendship.

    Esme out!

  131. Garret December 9, 2008 2:04 pm

    This “comedy” writer sure needs better material.

    Bowl Organizers Banish Notre Dame from Continental United States

    After barely limping into bowl contention with a 6-6 record, the country has decided that the only place that Notre Dame will be allowed to play in college football’s postseason is Hawaii.

    “We felt that by giving them an invitation to play here we could keep them as far away as possible from the rest of the country,” said head Hawaii Bowl organizer Rich Bradshaw. “We hope that by flying them out here we can isolate the damage that their bad play can cause during the holidays. We have them going up against the equally disappointing Hawaii University, so that should ensure absolutely no one will care about this game.

  132. Garret December 9, 2008 2:05 pm

    WHY? WHY? WHY?: The short answers are fans and potential TV audience. However, Ohio State does not deserve a Fiesta Bowl berth against Texas and faces enhancement of its overrated credentials the last few years. And a bad Notre Dame team, which produced only 91 total yards against USC and did get a first down until late in the third quarter, is hardly deserving of bowl consideration, much less a trip to Hawaii to play the University of Hawaii.

  133. Garret December 9, 2008 2:06 pm

    I’m done with the article posting now…Al, was that easier to read? Homey is much more talented with the bolding of the quotes…I didn’t try to figure out how to do it because I have to get back to work…

  134. homey December 9, 2008 2:14 pm

    080ike – Who did you come to the t-gate with?

  135. Rob25 December 9, 2008 2:15 pm


    December 9th, 2008 at 1:12 pm
    ….he trips on the confetti blowing about the field…

    I miss seeing the confetti being thrown after touchdowns or big plays. I know most of you guys will disagree with me but it’s almost a tradition here

    Ronnie said that it looks terrible on TV…especially in HD! Boise’s turf is the same way and they aren’t forced to do away with it.

  136. homey December 9, 2008 2:17 pm

    Rob25 – …and I just hate all the rubbish fireworks make. Thank goodness for the paperless ones. 🙄 😆

  137. al December 9, 2008 2:26 pm

    chinese made firecrackers with red paper as it was a symbolic to bringing good fortune throughout the year.

    now only get what was formerly red plastic that once burned would leave black stuff that no can scrape off the pavement. hate it.

  138. Ralph December 9, 2008 2:28 pm

    kekoa check with bg’s buds if your reservation for cabana A is still on the books….don’t want to get tossed out again

  139. takoboy December 9, 2008 2:28 pm

    sure hope clinton portis’ outburst against zorn does not lead to zorn being a one and done HC. For colt to survive long enough in the league to get a chance, have a feeling he really needs zorn.

  140. Rob25 December 9, 2008 2:28 pm

    I have to agree with your statement about the paperless fireworks.

    I do sort of like the confetti, but dislike the big pieces that rain down from above. My favorites are the little parachute guys! I think of it like a traditional thing also. There are many things about other teams that we tolerate because it is tradition.

  141. Mad Dog December 9, 2008 2:33 pm

    I’m looking forward to the game with Notre Dame. The last time they were here, some of their fans sat next to me. The fiercely proud fans were respectful of our team. I enjoyed our friendly banter throughout the game.

    Both of the teams need a victory badly. Unfortunately, they need NOT to lose more. Both teams have much more to lose by not winning the Hawaii Bowl.

  142. homey December 9, 2008 2:33 pm

    Rob25 – So you like short Ranger paratroopers?

  143. Ronnie December 9, 2008 2:38 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko Family.

    We’re back in Cali (not going to say home 🙂 )

    Aaron is back to normal, and only has to take the steroid pills for one more day. 6 1/2 hours in the ER and catching a flight 10 hours later is an experience I don’t need to repeat. Aaron and I were both really touched by all the well wishes. Tsaikos are such good people!

    Coach Mack, if you’re reading this, before Aaron had his anaphylactic reaction at dinner, he was so excited to meet you. He kept pointing to you and saying, “There’s Coach Mack! There’s Coach Mack!!!” It really made his night to be able to shake your hand and have his picture taken with you.

    Ian loves his “new look”. The next time we’re home, he’s thinking of coloring in O’ahu with a Hawaiian flag.

  144. homey December 9, 2008 2:42 pm

    Ronnie – send pics!

  145. mctruck December 9, 2008 2:45 pm

    I think ND has proven that just because you can recruit all of these so-called blue chippers, it doesn’t guarantee that a top ten, or top twentyfive ranking will follow. Give-it-2-them, WARRIORS!!!

  146. Pomai December 9, 2008 2:57 pm

    Have to agree with Ronnie, the trash the fans throw looks really bad on TV, the problem is that there is a big difference between confetti and what the fans are throwing.

  147. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 3:01 pm

    so, is LaCount coming or not? .

  148. Stretch December 9, 2008 3:06 pm

    Ronnie – relieved to know everything is okay with Aaron.

  149. letsgowarriors December 9, 2008 3:09 pm

    i think lacount is already enrolled at UH, just redshirting this season.

  150. Ronnie December 9, 2008 3:12 pm

    homey – picture sent…

  151. BillB December 9, 2008 3:13 pm

    On LaCount, think he’s still taking care of grades and planning to enroll for the semester starting January 2009.

  152. homey December 9, 2008 3:13 pm

    I enjoy when fans in the upper level throw paper airplanes that float around in the stadium air currents and watch it land on a lady with fluffy hair.

  153. Ronnie December 9, 2008 3:17 pm

    Thanks, Stretch.

    We learned a very valuable lesson… Ask before eating anything we don’t make ourselves, and if the person serving doesn’t know if there are nuts in the food, don’t take the chance…

    Pomai – I agree that confetti doesn’t look bad, but by the end of some games, it looked like the field was the bottom of a hamster cage…

  154. homey December 9, 2008 3:21 pm

    Ronnie – Ummmm, I meant a picture of Ian, not you! 😆

  155. homey December 9, 2008 3:23 pm

    We don’t have hamsters in Hawaii.

  156. Ronnie December 9, 2008 3:25 pm

    homey – you are too funny!

    and you are too funny!!

  157. Rob25 December 9, 2008 3:35 pm


    If only you could get back here for the Hawaii Bowl!

    Just leave the boys with Anne and then you can fly back on Christmas Day or even later after the game. 😯

  158. homey December 9, 2008 3:35 pm

    BTW, someone actually won a trip to Vegas with that football toss game after the 3rd qtr. Lucky buggah!

  159. Garret December 9, 2008 3:43 pm

    I always like to see the lists of the Bowl gifts.

    BSU players will get these gifts from the Poinsettia Bowl:
    8 GB iTouch
    Tommy Hilfiger watch
    Sport-Tek hooded sweatshirt
    Best Buy $50 gift certificate

    UH players will get these gifts from the Hawaii Bowl:
    Kicker iKick500 iPod/iPhone dock
    Kahala Aloha shirt, Oakley Hijinx sunglasses
    Oakley backpack

    Nevada players will get these gifts from the Humanitarian Bowl:
    Sony camcorder
    Winter jacket, gloves, hoodie sweatshirt, skullcap, baseball cap

    Fresno State players will get these gifts from the New Mexico Bowl:
    RCA video camcorder
    Oakley Holeshot Three-Hand watch
    Oakley beanie; New Era cap
    Ogio travel bag, Oakley backpack
    One-year ESPN The Magazine subscription

    La Tech players will get these gifts from the Independence Bowl:
    Timely Watch Co. watch
    New Era cap
    Trek mountain bike

    I think this bowl’s gifts are my favorite:
    Champ’s Sports Bowl:
    Party at Best Buy
    Commemorative watch
    $400 of spending at Best Buy (at those parties Best Buy always makes sure to have the hard-to-find items available)

    Although, the Poinsettia Bowl is a close second to me.

  160. homey December 9, 2008 3:53 pm

    I wonder how many JC players will sign their NLI on Dec. 17th?

  161. Rob25 December 9, 2008 4:06 pm

    homey – I think that was the only person to do that this season.

  162. Just Saying December 9, 2008 4:15 pm

    I know the guy that won the football toss.

  163. al December 9, 2008 4:19 pm

    umm well enough that he is taking you.

    jus saying

  164. al December 9, 2008 4:24 pm

    I just pooped my pants.

  165. J-Dog December 9, 2008 4:26 pm

    what were the gifts from the Sugar Bowl? I just remember seeing the players with those black leather jackets.

  166. Bg mac December 9, 2008 4:40 pm

    What for will be the Warrior football practice schdule for the Hawaii Bowl. I wonder if Coach Mack will let Grunke play a few snaps if Hawaii gets a big lead on ND?

  167. Gyler Traunke December 9, 2008 4:46 pm

    Tyler had his chance. If the coaches stuck to the original JJ-style run and shoot, I think we would have been better offensively with Tyler. When they decided to abandon the QB from under-center, the offense started clicking again.

    I was pulling for the Tyler at first, but he had his chance to be the man. Didn’t he get into “personal issues” again a few weeks ago? So he would have let the team down yet again??

    Good luck to him. I hope he settles his off-field “issues”.

  168. Gyler Traunke December 9, 2008 4:48 pm

    If we are blowing out ND, I’d rather see Jake Santos get in the game again.

  169. wafan December 9, 2008 4:58 pm

    New math above?

    “6 fee1”

  170. wafan December 9, 2008 5:00 pm

    Good to see ND is selling tickets to the Hawai’i Bowl!

    Now if only the Hawai’i residents actually showed up for the game.

  171. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 5:09 pm

    I still a little habut about Sat. nite’s loss give away.

    you just know I’m gonna be givin da Warriors lots of positives and yelling the wrinkles off my behind 😀 at da holy ah holies. 😆

    da oline. two sides ah dat equation. da coaches is one paht. da players are da odda paht. CAN. i know day can. both sides!!!

    come on Coach! Fix dat spoke!

  172. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 5:13 pm

    I knew the coach was brand new the first time he saw me. seemed kind of defensive to me. and he is the o line coach. the ex’s and ooh’s are great, to a point. then you gotta stress the important points, with a Tazer

  173. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 5:23 pm

    come on Coach Brian. You can do it. Coach Mack believes in you. I believe in you. This game is not the end of the world. But I’m hoping now you’ll show us the Warriors believe in you. This year, never mind next year.

    Those two outside guyz. make em read these last few post from me.
    We’re in this together. I sooooooo want us to beat Notre Dame. 😀
    I’ll be right over the tunnel with my bannah, cheering YOU on!

    Go Warriors!!!!

  174. Jason December 9, 2008 5:32 pm

    Ronnie: The little paper cards with the list of ingredients didn’t list macadamia nuts? Anyways, glad to hear that Aaron is doing better. I heard you took care of things calmly and quickly — I didn’t even notice what had happened! Aaron is blessed to have such a great mother. 🙂

  175. koakane™ December 9, 2008 5:48 pm

    evening tsai-ko’s

    al: I just pooped my pants.

    😯 wats up with dat?

    (Jesse) James: Stretch…ummm. I guess KK will be starting the party at 10:30…and will be in full swing by the time you get there at noon

    8) james you assuming he can get his choke chains cut so he can come out

  176. Maverick December 9, 2008 5:48 pm

    Ok, Wasn’t the AD for UH-Hilo confirmed to move on over 6 months ago ?

    And, Bob Wagner still running the show at Kamehameha-Hawaii ?

    He could really fit the bill for UH-Hilo

  177. Stretch December 9, 2008 5:52 pm

    December 9th, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    james you assuming he can get his choke chains cut so he can come out

    eh, some guys need to work before heading out to the game.

  178. koakane™ December 9, 2008 5:55 pm

    oh so now you work saturday mornings on game day

  179. Jason December 9, 2008 5:59 pm

    Yeah, Stretch has to work on his marketing skills, those are sorely lacking. 😉

  180. Stretch December 9, 2008 6:05 pm

    jason – yes, SEVERLY lacking…

  181. Jason December 9, 2008 6:10 pm

    Your spelling and grammar skills are severely lacking, too … 😀

  182. Ronnie December 9, 2008 6:14 pm

    Jason –

    I only saw the cards with ingredients for the rice and seafood salads by the green salad. Were they there for all of the dishes? If so, then it was our mistake that Aaron paid dearly for. This just reinforces our idea to ask about everything. Better to look silly when the people point to a card than to take a chance.

  183. al December 9, 2008 6:14 pm


    December 9th, 2008 at 4:24 pm
    I just pooped my pants.

    so who is this false al posing out here?

  184. al December 9, 2008 6:16 pm

    i don’t mind really……..emulation of another is at the top of the scale.

    thank you.
    thank you very much.

  185. Ronnie December 9, 2008 6:17 pm

    Jason –

    Aaron said he saw a card that said “Stuffing” but didn’t notice ingredients…

  186. Jason December 9, 2008 6:22 pm

    Ronnie: I thought had, but now that I think about it, I’m not sure. I do remember looking at the cards for the rice and seafood dishes just to see if there were things I didn’t like, but for the rest of the stuff, I didn’t need an ingredient list.

    Maybe they should have special cards in a different color (like red, or some bright neon color) that lists common allergens like nuts and shellfish. Something simple like that industry-wide would be great for those that have allergies.

  187. MeiLing December 9, 2008 6:23 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, Noriko & Heinekenhealer!

    Noriko’s son was married today! Met HH, the groom’s brother & Noriko’s cousin after the Na Koa lunch. Noriko’s younger son says he’s the #1 Warrior fan in Japan as he had his picture taken with Coach Mack.

  188. Jason December 9, 2008 6:26 pm

    Mei Ling: You mean that wedding party at the Willows yesterday?!

  189. hwamstln December 9, 2008 6:32 pm

    Garett who is Rich Bradshaw and was that a real comment by him? I hope it was just in jest! smile.

    Ronnie, a couple friends of Hawaii will be at Ono Ono this Thursday at noon – all Tsaikos are invited to talk story.

    What I am looking for on the 24th is a CLASSY tough game with a quality opponent – no cheap penalties!! And the best team will win. ND fans are some of the best fans in the mainland, unlike Fresno and Georgia, please treat them well.

  190. hwanstln December 9, 2008 6:48 pm

    JJ always knew the importance of the O-line to his offense. He recruited something like 7 last year and has 6 more this year … most this year are 6’3″ or taller. He can also start a DBackfield of 3-4 star recruits in 2009. Looks like he will have a good year.

    The good news of us is that 6 of our 7, 3-star recruits did not play (much) this year. We need all of them to replace our D starters and then we need a few more O-linemen. Hope GM is focusing in these areas. He talks about his confidence with his QB situation. Glad we’re getting these extra practices in December. Goo Warriors.

  191. A-House December 9, 2008 7:01 pm

    Ronnie, Ian, and Aaron:

    Glad to hear that you all made it back to California after the special situation at the banquet.

    Aaron, most happy to hear all went well for you as we were concerned with your reaction to nuts.

    Ian, help your Mom and brother in every way you can.

    Hope to see you again in Hawaii or at Las Vegas next September (if can).

    As Mrs A-House says, “little hug, big hug”, “little kiss, big kiss”.

  192. jm2375 December 9, 2008 7:02 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!!

    eh, who dis “hwanstln”? any relation to “hawnstln”? 🙄

  193. MeiLing December 9, 2008 7:07 pm


    That was someone else’s wedding. Noriko’s son was married today.

  194. Momo December 9, 2008 7:10 pm

    Just want to share what happen today. I got a call from the Rainbowtic today about the Jersey that I had won on Sept 13. They started to give the so sorry run around, so I told them that I was a seson ticket holder in football, basketball and girls volley ball and a season ticket holder from the Honolulu stadium days….I also said I was part of the TSAIKO’S and that I would get them involved….Boy did they change there tone when I mention the Tsaiko’s… I have get my Jersey byk this week end, maybe !

  195. jm2375 December 9, 2008 7:14 pm

    Momo – nice to know us Tsai-kos carry some weight, figuratively & literally!!! 😆

  196. Jahloha December 9, 2008 7:20 pm

    Congrats on the two new recruits. Hope they come in and make a difference soon!

    As for the O-Line situation, I was really hoping we’d get Watkins b/c then we’d have Watkins and Lacount coming in to fill immediate needs. I also wished we got Nua too. He could be a great guard.

    Last thing, ST or anyone, is Lacount legit? Is he as advertised? Will he come in and compete for a starting job right away?

  197. Ronnie December 9, 2008 7:21 pm

    Way to go Momo!

  198. Stretch December 9, 2008 7:25 pm

    Awesome Momo

    You won the Jersey Sept 13 and you never get them yet?? The damn season is almost pau. Sad those guys….

  199. NorthShoreFan December 9, 2008 7:29 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko’s everywhere.
    Was checking out the Warrior roster to see what we got in the cupboard and it seems there are some good looking O-line guys.
    John Estes 6-3 295 jr
    Ray Hisatake 6-3 315 jr
    Raphael Ieru 6-2 315 jr
    Aaron Kia 6-5 290 jr
    Levi Legay 6-3- 270 fr
    Matagisila Letiti 5-11 295 rf
    Joey Lipp 6-3 270 so
    Austin Hansen 6-4 270 so
    Brysen Ginlack 6-2 310 so
    Kaha’i Choy 5-10 275 fr
    Adrian Thomas 6-6 305 so
    Tui Tuiasosopo 6-0 310 fr
    Clayton Laurel 6-2 280 rf
    Drew Uperesa 6-2 280 fr
    Ikaika Mahoe 5-00 280 so
    Daniel Johnson 6-4 290 jr
    With this amount of guys and maybe more recruits, would some of these guys go to the defense?

  200. LizKauai [Believer] December 9, 2008 7:31 pm

    080ike- welcome to the virtual T-gate!

    Momo- awesome- looking forward to seeing you in your well-fitted jersey at the next event!

    Congrats to Noriko’s son!

    WELCOME to Lametrius Davis and Zack Masch ! We will be cheering for you!

    Phew- what a long, hard day. I just had to read the blog before heading home…

    Hugs and Prayers to Kirstin and curveball.

  201. jm2375 December 9, 2008 8:10 pm

    In honor of las vegas – Christmas groaners 😀

    Q: What do elves learn in school?
    A: The Elf-abet!

    Q: If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get?
    A: Missletoe!

    Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
    A: Frostbite.

    Q: Why does Santa have 3 gardens?
    A: So he can ho-ho-ho.

    Q: Where do polar bears vote?
    A: The North Poll.

    Q: Why do birds fly south for the winter?
    A: Because it’s too far to walk.

    Q: What do you call a cat on the beach at Christmas time?
    A: Sandy Claus!

    Q: What do you call a bunch of grandmasters of chess bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
    A: Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!

    Q: What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
    A: Snowflakes.

    Q: Why did Santa spell Christmas N-O-E?
    A: Because the angel had said, “No L!”

    Q: Did you hear that one of Santa’s reindeer now works for Proctor and Gamble?
    A: Its true . . . Comet cleans sinks!

    Q: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
    A: Claustrophobic.

    Q: Why is Christmas just like a day at the office?
    A: You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.

  202. jm2375 December 9, 2008 8:17 pm

    Anybody home?

  203. SteveM December 9, 2008 8:21 pm

    Yes, jm2375. Punny! 🙂

  204. jm2375 December 9, 2008 8:25 pm

    Hey SteveM! Glad to hear your tummy troubles are all pau. Missed you at the t-gate

  205. jm2375 December 9, 2008 8:29 pm

    Off topic – got this email from Georgetown Club of Hawaii 😛

    Georgetown vs. Duke

    Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009
    Game Time: Tip off 8:30 a.m.
    Venue: [confidential]
    Donation: $10 for breakfast


  206. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 8:32 pm

    Lametrius Davis
    Zack Masch

    Yee Ha you guyz. welcome welcome Warriors!

    Notre Dame is the epitome of class through the ages, if you ask me.
    I am tickled to death that we get to play them. Its my Christmas present to myself to come over and watch this one. Its gonna be a great scrap, as I alluded to in the above. also, a few of my friends attended undergrad at Notre Dame. They speak well of their experience. And Joe Montana was the my favorite in the day. And Lou Holtz. Good thing Lou is not coaching them. 🙂 Which goes to show you, coaches make a huge difference. What I wish for is that our coaches get national respect as being great coaches. i’m thinking that they’re heading in that direction. the Cincy game should leave no doubt in their minds that they coulda, more like shoulda, won that one. they neva do what it took to get the boyz to finish off Cincy. now they know. FINISH 4 quarters.

    glad you’re one of us. You deserve the goodies and the props. thank you for your help in helping us get the field going (i’m assuming you momo are momotaro).

    as LizK said, Prayers to Kirstin and you

  207. Da Punchbowl Kid December 9, 2008 8:32 pm

    What’s invisible and smells like cookies and milk?

    Santa’s Burp. 😆

  208. Garret December 9, 2008 8:33 pm

    Miami’s head coached praised how Bess has played well when promoted to a starting role.

    “He’s stepped into the role well and has really done a nice job. He’s a pretty confident kid, Davone is. First of all, he’s a very intelligent kid which helps us that way. What does that have to do with anything? We’re moving him all over the place trying to get him in positions. Him, Ted Ginn, it’s a credit to those guys and really a credit to what (wide receivers coach) Karl Dorrell has done with that group of people. They’re moving those guys around. Karl’s done an outstanding job of coaching a lot of young guys out there and getting the most out of them that way. From Davone’s standpoint, he’s going into some of these games and early on, when I watched him, I kind of thought that the game wasn’t too big for him. That’s a credit to him, that doesn’t always happen. I think right now, he’s playing like the game is not too big. We’ve got a lot more football to go and the light is getting bigger and bigger on him.”

  209. A-House December 9, 2008 8:35 pm

    North Shore Fan:

    Good to finally meet you and Mrs at the tailgate.

    Told Mrs A-House about you later that evening and got good scolding for not tell her you were there – she wanted you to sign her special book.

    May have to wait till later as you will not attend the Hawaii Bowl.

    Have a good one and be safe!

  210. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 8:38 pm

    you are really funny. i was gonna say dat in da above but i got so carried away tinkin about beatin ND i porget. 😛

  211. Da Punchbowl Kid December 9, 2008 8:38 pm

    Why on earth did I capitalize burp? Surely it means something.

    According to the o-line “in stock” list above, we get plenny o’ dem. The competition should be strong. I wish I could hear Mojo’s or Pride’s thoughts on them.

  212. Garret December 9, 2008 8:39 pm


    Momo is a different person than momotaro. Momo was the one who got the block of 20 Sugar Bowl tickets so the Tsaikos could sit together…though I ended up having to get other Tsaikos to help out to get much more than 20 because the demand from the Tsaikos and from others was so high!

    He wanted to post ever since that Sugar Bowl trip, but his computer died when he got back and he had to wait until Lori could fix it. We actually went straight from the airport to fix his computer…and he went on the blog that night and posted.

  213. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 8:39 pm


    hiya big friend! sorry I missed you last Tgate. I hope to see you at next Tgate. Make my XMas, for sure!

  214. A-House December 9, 2008 8:40 pm


    It was so good to see you at the Cincy tailgate and happy that you will be making the Hawaii Bowl. Are you sitting with Tsaiko group?

    Momo is not Momotaro who happens to be your nephew – different person. Momo is Garret’s dad. I introduced you to them at the tailgate.

  215. Da Punchbowl Kid December 9, 2008 8:41 pm

    Howzit Braddah Hilo. Howz you?

  216. Garret December 9, 2008 8:43 pm

    This is a classic example of the capacity to forgive. This is off-topic, but I had to quote some stuff from it.

    A Korean immigrant who lost his wife, two children and mother-in-law when a Marine Corps jet slammed into the family’s house said Tuesday he did not blame the pilot, who ejected and survived.
    Dong Yun Yoon addresses reporters Tuesday, a day after a jet crashed into his home and killed four of his relatives.

    “Please pray for him not to suffer from this accident,” a distraught Dong Yun Yoon told reporters gathered near the site of Monday’s crash of an F/A-18D jet in San Diego’s University City community.

    “He is one of our treasures for the country,” Yoon said in accented English punctuated by long pauses while he tried to maintain his composure.

    “I don’t blame him. I don’t have any hard feelings. I know he did everything he could,”

    Authorities said four people died when the jet crashed into the Yoon family’s house while the pilot was trying to reach nearby Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Another, unoccupied house also was destroyed.

    Yoon named the victims as his infant daughter Rachel, who was born less than two months ago; his 15-month-old daughter Grace; his wife, Young Mi Yoon, 36; and her 60-year-old mother, Suk Im Kim, who he said had come to the United States from Korea recently to help take care of the children.

  217. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 8:45 pm


    ahhhhh soooooo! tanks for da ed!

    welcome from Hilo, Momo. I neva become Tsaiko till right afta da game, when JJ when make his big announcement and I couldn’t believe and then my mind figured out why his outward appearance was so – how shalli say junk – so so so….. (fill in the blank).

    anyway, howzit momo.

  218. SteveM December 9, 2008 8:45 pm

    DPK — did you notice Bighilofan’s description of Shinsho Tei last night? Hmmmm…right next to Hungry Lion. This makes the midnight cattle call a tougher decision? 😐

  219. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 8:47 pm

    my cheer at the end of the half, to the Warriors as they pass for the locker room: 4 auarters!

  220. Garret December 9, 2008 8:48 pm


    I guess I should get out of my habit of referring to all Tsaikos by their blog names and should have mentioned that Momo is my Dad.

    By the way Liz, you won’t see Momo wear the jersey to the tailgate because it is going to another Tsaiko–me!

  221. chawan_cut December 9, 2008 8:51 pm

    some of last night’s & tonight’s news
    quotes from some ND players, tickets going fast,

  222. Garret December 9, 2008 8:55 pm

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

    Cyber security is a huge problem not just in the US…right now details to withdraw cash from 21 million German bank accounts are for sale!

  223. Garret December 9, 2008 8:55 pm

    Passengers on a round-the-world cruise were evacuated and flown to Dubai to avoid the Somali pirates. I sure hope that no Tsaikos go on a cruise that goes anywhere near Somalia or Yemen!



  224. Garret December 9, 2008 8:56 pm

    Dean Kamen (inventor of the Segway) owns an island off the coast of Connecticut that has been upgraded with green technology to get off the power grid:


  225. Garret December 9, 2008 8:57 pm

    Really cool “MiFi” device lets users use any 3G cellular service to create a mobile WiFi hotspot. The device is tiny and comes with a rechargeable battery…this could really find a market. $200 before subsidies is a great price point.

  226. SteveM December 9, 2008 8:57 pm

    Actually, I did go into Shinsho Tei once a few years ago. I was with my mother shopping and we saw the menu on the door at lunch time. Thought it was a Japanese restaurant. We went in and sat in a booth. I thought it had a rather large bar for a small restaurant…the bartender kindly informed us that the food was night pupu’s only…. 😳

  227. Garret December 9, 2008 8:57 pm

    Woman was arrested when she smuggled a monkey from Thailand to the US. She hid the monkey under her blouse on the plane and actually got through customs at LAX with the monkey!

  228. Garret December 9, 2008 8:57 pm

    Free play links pau.

  229. Garret December 9, 2008 9:00 pm

    Dell is selling Wii Fit for $73…even after tax and shipping it is a good deal since retail price is $90!

  230. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 9:03 pm


    howzit howzit. I did pick up 2 tix wit da Tsaikos South Blue C43, 3=4


    when I found out Notre Dame was coming to town, I called da Tix office 548 BOWL and was able to get Orange C3 seat 1 and 4 seat 2 so I could be RIGHT AT THE VERY EDGE OF THE RAILING RIGHT NEXT TO THE HELMET. i going be surrounded by kids. yeee haaaaa!

    and you know I’m going to be doing everythinhg in my power to encourage the coaches and the players to focus, man up and play like winners!

    Go Warriors.

  231. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 9:10 pm

    Sun nite Shinsho Tei. GREAT pupuz, drinks, the karaoke was superb because Pride when buckaloose. he wen outmelveen melveen.

    Monday morning cuz took me to Hungry Lion next door. the 2 scoops rice,gravy,2 hamburgers, 2 eggs sunny up was too huge. cuz’s porkchops was huge. and this was breakfast at 9:30. super fast.

    but company makes the place. I still love your cuz’s place and I plan on going back to Genji’s when I’m in town and you guyz wanna sing.

    anyplace is good, as long as you’re in the mix. 🙂

  232. Stretch December 9, 2008 9:12 pm

    Something that came to mind with BigHilo talking about his seats next to the helmet.

    For the Hawaii Bowl, I am sure that Hawaii will be using the Makai sideline due to the sun. I recall once that they wanted Hawaii to use the “visitors” locker room so players don’t cross each other when entering/exiting the field. I wonder if this will happen??

  233. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 9:12 pm


    I’ll be around. My cuz wants my tix.

  234. A-House December 9, 2008 9:19 pm

    OK, big bradda, looking for you on 12/24/08.

    We goin like our x-mas present from the Warriors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  235. Jason December 9, 2008 9:27 pm

    Wow, the best available seat online now is in my section, J — in the yellow. Thank goodness I renewed my ticket in the summer, like I always do.

  236. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 9:28 pm


    no no no no NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! nice thoughts. happy thoughts please please PAHLEEEZE!


  237. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 9:32 pm

    no matta wat, i no can lose. the worst is that i get to sit wit my friends in the stadium and watch da Warriors whip buttt!!!

    plus, the kids need “security” protectah! LizK knowz what i mean. 😀

  238. SteveM December 9, 2008 9:37 pm

    Bighilofan2 — you can identify the people who will sing…no matter where 🙂 I think we Tsai-kos have come a long way in just enjoying ourselves in this regard. Anytime, anywhere.

    But Mei Ling’s brother-in-law (who has gone to many places) pointed out that different karaoke venues have different equipment and song selections. Especially relevant is the languages (Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, etc.) and the age of the songs. The 50’s and 60’s and certain genres are getting harder to find. That’s why he gravitates back to older venues like Genji’s for oldies and extensive Japanese. We have to do more research 🙂

    Prideperiod knows the older Pioneer systems. He knows the songs by their code number 🙂 He sings once in while too. ( Bighilofan2 sings very well too, although I have not heard him since March call).

    Bighilofan2 — next time you are in Hono, remember that it only takes two to have a Karaoke Call.

  239. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 9:39 pm

    Notre Dame get how many 5 star guyz on their team? Their fastest D guy is how fast?

    I googled Notre Dame Football Hawaii Bowl and stub hub got some tix for them, way way up in the toooleez kinda like where LizK and we sat in Florida. 😀 or in the Sugar Bowl. 😀

    no like say outright wat i’m tinkin. bachi. but lets just say
    i am sooo HAPPEE!

  240. bighilofan2 December 9, 2008 9:46 pm

    gotta hit da sack. big day tomorrow.

    nitey nite. zzzzzzzzzzzzzGoWarriorszzzzzzzzzzzzz

  241. SteveM December 9, 2008 9:47 pm

    Bighilofan2 — next time you are in Hono, remember that it only takes two to have a Karaoke Call.

    Correction: “…only need a minimum of two and 1 hour advance notice to have a Karaoke Call” 😆

  242. Kekoa December 9, 2008 10:02 pm

    Big Hilo in Da Hale Xmas Eve! Woota!

    R U gonna be in Hilo town on Wednesday (da17th) of next week? I want you to meet my cuz if you have time. He will be in town telling your new Mayor what fo do.

  243. Garret December 9, 2008 10:20 pm

    This 94-year-old man didn’t start to play golf until he was 75 years old…and now he’s had 3 holes in one since he turned 90!

    Herman, 94, aced the par-3, No. 7 hole on the West Course at Braemar Country Club on Dec. 3. It was his third hole-in-one since he turned 90. Herman didn’t start playing golf until age 75.

    “My son (Barry) was playing, and I wanted to play with him,” Herman said. “I play with my son every Friday and play with my friends every Wednesday. My son is a good golfer. He’s a dentist. He never took lessons and neither did I.”

  244. Jason December 9, 2008 10:30 pm

    ▌ He never took lessons and neither did I.

    Just goes to remind me that I’m a golf hack. Then again, I can’t be that much worse at golf than Stretch is at marketing, right? 😛

  245. Jason December 9, 2008 10:32 pm

    Cool, homey’s idea works pretty well! Geez, I think that guy has memorized every character entity number ever written down. That, and he’s not a golf hack. 😀

  246. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 9, 2008 10:38 pm

    Good Evening Everyone:

    Posted earlier today:

    Tsaiko Lurker Kamali’o NYC, the generous donor of two season tickets to Coach Alan Inaba’s after school program at Dole Middle School, will be visiting her family here in Hawa`i. She arrives on Friday, December 19, and leaves for the Big Island on Tuesday, December 23.

    Unfortunately, that means she’ll miss both the Tsaiko Holiday Party at Murphy’s on the 18th as well as the T-Gate for the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl on the 24th.

    She’s a graduate of McKinley High School who moved to New York over 30 years ago to pursue a career in art. She still hasn’t forgotten her roots – her generosity has spurred a lot of support for Alan’s prgram including from Tsaikos.

    Here’s what she said in her most recent e-mail:

    I would love to get together for dinner or lunch. I arrive Friday evening on December 19 and leave for the Big Island on the 23rd. Unfortunately, I will miss the game and the T-gate. It would have been fun to finally put some faces to the names I always see on the Warrior Beat. But I have seen some of the Tsaiko karaoke performances on YouTube–I was particularly taken with Stephen’s rendition of “The LIon Sleeps Tonight.” How could anyone sleep?

    Therefore, I am putting together a Luncheon Cattle Call for Sunday, December 21 – probably around 12:30 pm. Alan and Barry, his assistant coach, will be attending along with their wives.

    Recommendations wanted for a great place to eat with some scenic vistas and some local atmosphere – $20 to $25 per person including tip – anywhere on O`ahu. I’ll need to make reservations ASAP given the time of year. Either buffet or off-the-menu is okay.

    Even if you don’t want to or can’t attend because of other commitments, please post your suggestions here. Signups will start as soon as a location is selected.

  247. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 9, 2008 10:42 pm

    Sorry – forgot to take the bold off.

  248. NorthShoreFan December 9, 2008 10:59 pm

    A House, back at you, we really enjoyed he t-gate you guys are really welcoming. My wife felt really comfortable.
    Sorry U got scoldings but we’ll catch up later and tell Mrs A House not to be too harsh on you! LOL!
    Have a Safe and Happy Holidays!

    O&O zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..

  249. Momo December 9, 2008 11:03 pm

    Thanks for the remarks I got from my posting. Yes Garret is my son and momo was a name I got from my teacher friends when I was younger and as they said chubby and cute. So over the years I got to like the name and used it in many ways. Off the subject, I am good at hydroponic and will be willing to teach the subject to those of you who wants to grow things this way…let me know

  250. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 9, 2008 11:09 pm

    Davone Watch:
    Samson and Davone are happy with their QB Chad Pennington:
    “Center Samson Satele says, “He lifts up our spirits like our father. When we’re out there and we’re feeling down, he just gives us little sayings to get us pumped up.”

    “Rookie wide receiver Davone Bess said about his new quarterback, “We call him coach Pennington.”

    Davone is also Twittering those who are following him!

    Davone_Bess Woke up to use the toilet, now I can’t get to sleep. Started following everyone following me. Still trying to get use to this twitter stuff. 10 minutes ago from web

    Davone_Bess The Vilichaun. Now that’s funny. http://tinyurl.com/5vskxr 2 minutes ago from web

  251. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 9, 2008 11:11 pm

    Momo- I am VERY interested in hydroponics. We have hard clay and lots of bugs here on da wessai of Kauai and it’s a struggle to grow veggies!

  252. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 9, 2008 11:20 pm

    Garret- ok- so you get da jersey, eh? Kewl! btw- your folks put together a batch of pan laulau that was da bomb! Layers of yummy luau leaf, pork and butterfish. Of course, I was first in line!

    Sweet Warrior dreams, hugs, prayers and nitey nite to all!

  253. al December 9, 2008 11:38 pm

    so that is what happened on saturday. i was urged to try the wow wow lau lau. everyone was raving about it, even the girl who ate it with ketchup.

    but, now i know the rest of the story…..was lizk the one who when swoop all the lau lau. by the time i got there was pau pau.

  254. las vegas December 10, 2008 12:04 am

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck…
    How to live in a world that’s politically correct?

    His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”,
    “Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.

    And labor conditions at the north pole
    Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.

    Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
    Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.

    And equal employment had made it quite clear
    That Santa had better not use just reindeer.

    So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
    Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!?

    The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
    The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A.

    And people had started to call for the cops
    When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.

    Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened.
    His fur trimmed red suit was called “Unenlightened.”

    And to show you the strangeness of life’s ebbs and flows:
    Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose
    And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation,
    Demanding millions in over-due compensation.

    So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife,
    Who suddenly said she’d enough of this life,
    Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz,
    Demanding from now on her title was Ms.

    And as for the gifts, why, he’d ne’er had a notion
    That making a choice could cause so much commotion.

    Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
    Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.

    Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
    Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
    Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
    Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.
    Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
    Nothing that’s warlike or non-pacific.
    No candy or sweets…they were bad for the tooth.
    Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.

    And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
    Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.

    For they raised the hackles of those psychological
    Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

    No baseball, no football…someone could get hurt;
    Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.

    Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe;
    And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

    So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed;
    He just could not figure out what to do next.

    He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
    But you’ve got to be careful with that word today.

    His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
    Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.

    Something special was needed, a gift that he might
    Give to all without angering the left or the right.

    A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
    Each group of people, every religion;
    Every ethnicity, every hue,
    Everyone, everywhere…even you.

    So here is that gift, it’s price beyond worth…

    “May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth.”

  255. las vegas December 10, 2008 12:08 am

    for our lawyers esp BHF2

    The night before Christmas for an attorney

    Whereas, on an occasion immediately preceding the Nativity festival,throughout a dwelling unit, quiet descended, in which could be heard no disturbance, not even the sound emitted by a diminutive rodent related to, and in form resembling, a rat; and

    Whereas, the offspring of the occupants had affixed their tubular, closely knit coverings for the nether limbs to the flue of the fireplace in expectation that a personage known as St.Nicholas would arrive; and

    Whereas, said offspring had become somnolent, and were entertaining re: saccharine-flavored fruit; and

    Whereas, the adult male of the family, et ux, attired in proper headgear, had also become quiescent in anticipation of nocturnal inertia; and

    Whereas, a distraction on the snowy acreage outside aroused the owner to investigate; and

    Whereas, he perceived in a most unbelieving manner a vehicle propelled by eight domesticated quadrupeds of a species found in arctic regions; and

    Whereas, a most odd rotund gentleman was entreating the aforesaid animals by their appellations, as follows:

    “Your immediate co-operation is requested. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen; and collective action by you will be much appreciated, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen”; and

    Whereas, subsequent to the above, there occurred a swift descent to the hearth by the aforementioned gentleman, where he proceeded to deposit gratuities in the aforementioned tubular coverings.

    Now, therefore, be ye advised: that upon completion of these acts, and upon his return to his original point of departure, he proclaimed a felicitation of the type prevalent and suitable to these occasions

  256. Stephen Tsai December 10, 2008 12:11 am

    New post, new recruit

  257. las vegas December 10, 2008 12:12 am

    Just for jm2375,

    What do you call an Eskimo cow ?
    An Eskimoo !

    What do you get if cross a snowman and a shark ?
    Frost bite !

    What do snowmen wear on their heads?
    Ice caps!

  258. labrat December 28, 2008 8:41 pm

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