JC nose tackle commits to UH

David Hafoka, a nose tackle from College of San Mateo, said he gave his verbal commitment to the Warriors last night. Hafoka is 6 feet 2 and 310 pounds. He already has an AA degree. He’ll enroll at UH next month, and have two years to play two seasons. (He played in 2006 and 2008, but sat out 2007 because of a leg infection.) In 2006, his San Mateo teammates were Ray Hisatake, Francis Maka and Calvin Roberts.

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The Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl media guide is now out. Send me your e-mail address, and I’ll forward you a pdf of the guide. Reach me at stsai@honoluluadvertiser.com

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Here’s a parady on Charlie Weis that a reader submitted:


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For the game against Notre Dame, Guyton Galdeira is sporting a new hairstyle. He calls it the Golden Dome:


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Remember Lui Fuga, the original sixth-year Warrior? He’s in town on vacation. Fuga, who is married with two children, is a police officer in San Diego:



  1. al December 16, 2008 12:22 am


  2. Stephen Tsai December 16, 2008 12:23 am

    Yep. You win.

  3. al December 16, 2008 12:23 am

    more, more, more………..

  4. al December 16, 2008 12:24 am

    okay i’ll take three tix to the hawaii bowl.

  5. letsgowarriors December 16, 2008 12:24 am

    nice pickup, now we are set at DT!

  6. Stephen Tsai December 16, 2008 12:25 am

    I think we’re done. Or close to it, depending if Washington decides to stop chasing UH recruits.

  7. al December 16, 2008 12:25 am

    i left you a message today on your tele.

  8. koakane™ December 16, 2008 12:26 am

    anoddah top ten finish

  9. Committed Road Warrior December 16, 2008 12:26 am

    Top 10. Looks like Hafoka was in good company while at San Mateo JC.

  10. koakane™ December 16, 2008 12:29 am

    brought over from other side

    on a somber note best wishes to Lilian Yonamine on the passing of her husband Masa. he was the a good man whom I had the pleasure of knowing some time back. masa was out of coaching and in the twilight of his years as AD at waipahu when I first meet him. he always had a smile and greeted everyone courteously. he loved to golf with his buddies especially Eddie Hamada. Together along with some friends they would travel to another island and golf a few rounds but always made it back for dinner. the 808 will miss this fine person. again my condolences to mrs. yonamine who in her own right is a super counselor now at Iolani but spent many many years at Waipahu along with her husband.

  11. koakane™ December 16, 2008 12:31 am

    goodah night tsai-ko’s may you day tomorrow be a good one.


  12. al December 16, 2008 12:34 am

    now you got mail.

  13. al December 16, 2008 12:36 am

    have they been successful on the midnight raid?

  14. Ralph December 16, 2008 12:38 am

    wasn’t there a rb named hafoka

  15. al December 16, 2008 12:42 am

    ralph….good memory but lacking somewhat.

    spencer hafoka, kahuku hs/byu however, he a wr.

  16. SAWARRIOR December 16, 2008 12:44 am

    Nice, another big bugga!

  17. Momo December 16, 2008 12:45 am

    Now Garret can wear his jersey or he can post it on the blog…Thanks much to the Tsaiko name which helped in getting the Jersey after a three month run around.

  18. Ralph December 16, 2008 12:46 am

    Al sometimes you surprise me, for a guy your age, dang, you must be on super strength ginko biloba

  19. Ralph December 16, 2008 12:48 am

    wow momo, you’re up late

  20. Stephen Tsai December 16, 2008 12:48 am

    OK, time to go to sleep. Gotta get up at 6 for this morning’s practice.

  21. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 16, 2008 12:51 am

    Welcome, David!
    Nitey nite, ST. Hope it doesn’t rain on practice tomorrow!
    It’s raining out here with occasional light shows and loud noises.

  22. Ralph December 16, 2008 12:52 am

    I thought today’s practice is for the newbies and redshirts and official ND work starts on wednesday.

  23. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 16, 2008 12:53 am

    Momo- Congrats on winning the Jersey Quest! Garret- we need a pic!
    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  24. Ralph December 16, 2008 12:57 am

    Liz and bighilo go, hawaiian and mokulele annouces $31 one tickets from Kona and Kauai thru the 31…go get’um

  25. BigWave96744 December 16, 2008 12:59 am

    Welcome to the Warrior Nation, David…
    Any relation to the Hafoka’s in Red Raider Country?.
    BTW, Happy 21st Birthday to the “Head Hunter” Blaze Soares from CASO HIGH SKOOL

  26. al December 16, 2008 1:01 am

    yah ralph. wait til i get to your age, i hope my memory is better than yours is.

  27. las vegas December 16, 2008 1:14 am

    old guy fight!!!!

  28. las vegas December 16, 2008 1:15 am

    don’t break a hip!

  29. Ralph December 16, 2008 1:32 am

    how come it is reported that the USC and UCLA coaches were in town watching the all stars, or did they visit the players after the game without watching the game…based on the article regarding the Kapolei fb player in the HA

  30. Ralph December 16, 2008 1:36 am

    good morning las vegas!

  31. Ralph December 16, 2008 1:37 am

    early morning weddings or planning on a big breakfast buffet to be up so early

  32. sjmacro December 16, 2008 1:55 am

    Ay you night owls can go sleep 🙂 zzzzz
    Looks like more guys to check out at spring practice

  33. BigWave96744 December 16, 2008 2:33 am

    Great to see the Beast in my Father’s House on Sunday.
    Keep the guy in your prayers for a quick recovery on some injuries that’s nagging him, including one from a cheap shot “chop block”.

    Again congrats to Ryan on a great True Freshman Year for the Big Sky Champs..

  34. FloridaTed December 16, 2008 2:41 am

    Pride (273, last blog),

    Excellent analysis of the O-Line situation. You’ve shed a bright light on it and everything makes sense. We should all lay off the coaches and let them coach for awhile.

    I agree, with what they were given, they did very well.

    Thanks, Tsaiko-Brother.

    Time to sleep a little, good night everybody.

  35. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 3:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    too bad i missed da old guy fight, Las Vegas. 🙂

    that was reallll good!

    welcome to da Warriors!!!!!
    anudda big brudda to push around.
    heh heh

    Go Warriors!!!!

  36. Ralph December 16, 2008 3:36 am

    i hope more of our Hawaii athletes would commit early, whether to Hawaii or a mainland university, the recruiting classes are filling up and an athlete might find himself with a promise but no scholarship available-to late, snooze you lose. UH is almost maxed out, some of the mainland colleges have more than the 25 scholarships allowed expecting grayshirts or non qualifiers.

  37. Ralph December 16, 2008 3:43 am

    UH has 23 commitments to date, mac says he is saving one and possibly two scholies…that’s it 25. grayshirts and non qualifiers will alter the list and if the NCAA sanctions UH for its graduation rate, the numbers changes again…

  38. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 3:54 am


    I’m hoping the rumor mentioned, about Chizzy decomitin is not true.
    I like the sound of a rb named Chizzy. Colorado State is a great place. In the boonies between Cheyenne and Denver. If you like to ski, have quiet country life.

    Now if you like surf, go nuts over football, Hawaii is the place fo yu!

    But actually, I was talking to some State workers yesterday and I asked them if they were going to watch the Irish, and they didn’t know what I was talking about.

    Talk about backwater people: 🙄

  39. Ralph December 16, 2008 4:05 am

    big hilo go, hawaiian and mokulele offering $31 airfare from honolulu to kona, one way thru december 31

  40. Ralph December 16, 2008 4:06 am

    start swimming now and you can fly back to kona after the bowl game

  41. Ralph December 16, 2008 4:09 am

    someone posted that december 17 is NLI date for mid year juco grads. that’s tomorrow, so we’ll see who is willing to put their name on the dotted line…

  42. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 4:10 am

    hiyha Ralph.
    great prices for Kona and Kauai people.

    GREAT read in the HA about Hafoka.
    And Funaki. Inoke is one super class act.

    Happy Birthday Max!

  43. wafan December 16, 2008 4:24 am

    Good morning everyone!

  44. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 4:24 am

    So, tomorrow is NLI day for JUCOs? Great.

    I hope we gettin what Brian and Alex are looking for

  45. wafan December 16, 2008 4:25 am

    Pride . . .

    Thank you for the information you posted on the last blog. Good stuff that makes more sense of what is happening now with the OL.

    Almost as bad as a cheap thriller with all the twists and turns.

  46. wafan December 16, 2008 4:27 am

    13 degrees. 31 degrees.

    That is what is it right now and what it will be about noon today.

    Tonight — more snow on the way. Geez.

    This last week of school for 2008 is going to be brutal.

  47. wafan December 16, 2008 4:29 am

    I am thinking the rain you folks are getting at home is better than the snow and ice we are getting here.

    Anyone want to trade homes for a few days, weeks, months, years, decades?

  48. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 4:30 am


    ditto your excellent post 273 last blog.

    so wat? should I hang myself wit all da perplexities? 😀

    the worst part yu neva mention is a 6″3″ guy actually turning out to be 5’11”. just looks taller because da bugga is so huge! 😀

  49. wafan December 16, 2008 4:31 am

    Time to warm up the van — 10 minutes or so should thaw out the windshield enough to drive.

  50. wafan December 16, 2008 4:33 am

    Hi bhf2!

    Dang. It is kind of cold.

    See ya!

  51. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 5:00 am

    hi wafan

    just saw the news about Manchester NH and all da ice. I remember those days! pretty country the northeast this time of year! all white except for the slush.

    now which part Washington yu stay? you close by Whistler? Thats where I’d be going for XMas if i was not here.

  52. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 5:47 am


    the irish are coming
    the irish are coming

    yeee haaaaaaaaaa!!!!

    we’re gonna keep their streak intact!!

    Go Warriors!!!!

  53. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 5:50 am

    and about recruits.

    its not if you get em, its what you do wit em.

    Daniel Teo-Nesheim. Big HPU DE went to Washington, playing DE there, terrorized Colt last year at the stadium. you can have all the good players you like, but if you no put da package together, no can no can!

    same thing fo us. coaches gotta do something with the recruits and players. we all gotta do our jobs!

  54. Garret December 16, 2008 5:52 am

    Momo called me last night from the basketball game to tell me that the jersey was ready. He asked me, “So, when are you going to come to Hawaii to pick it up?” Heh.

  55. Garret December 16, 2008 5:52 am

    Welcome to the Warriors David Hafoka!

  56. Garret December 16, 2008 5:55 am


    Momo is regularly up past midnight. He and Mrs. Momo also normally are awake early–Mrs. Momo has normally read the Advertiser by 6:30am.

  57. Garret December 16, 2008 5:58 am

    I hope that U-Dub doesn’t go after too many of UH’s recruits…or that they try but the recruits stay committed to UH.

  58. Garret December 16, 2008 6:03 am

    Not that many Ohio State fans are planning to go to the Fiesta Bowl.

    Interest, or the lack of it, is such that bowl tickets will go on sale to the general public here Wednesday — something that almost never happens, according to Bill Jones, Ohio State’s assistant athletic director for ticketing and premium seating. Jones said OSU’s bowl ticket allotment, even the 36,000 it might have for a Rose Bowl, are almost always snapped up by donors and season-ticket holders before the general public ever gets a shot.

    What’s killing the Fiesta Bowl buzz?

    Ohio State’s recent success, its lackluster offense this year, the dreadful economy and even the date of the bowl (on the first day of the university’s winter quarter) are all getting some of the blame. Here, a 10-2 season wasn’t something to celebrate.

  59. Garret December 16, 2008 6:05 am

    It is too bad for the New Orleans economy that it doesn’t appear that enough Utah fans will be traveling for the Sugar Bowl. I enjoyed my trip there and all of the shopkeepers and locals I ran in to appreciated the boost to their economy that Hawaii fans gave.

    It’s the Utah fans that present the question mark.

    “Are they willing to travel to New Orleans? We don’t know,” said Jennifer Swanson of TicketsNow.com. “You don’t really hear about those fervent Utah fans. Ticket sales can depend on so many things, and that’s one factor.”

    When the Utes blew out Pittsburgh in the 2005 Fiesta Bowl, the stands appeared mostly crimson. This time, even with another undefeated season, fans may not be as excited about driving 1,900 miles as they were about driving 660 miles.

  60. Garret December 16, 2008 6:08 am

    Utah had 7,500 tickets left from its 17,500 ticket allotment as of Friday morning. They then made it available to the general public, and most of the 3,000 tickets sold were bought by Alabama fans!

    The Crimson Tide sold off all of its allotment of 17,500. Utah has not yet done so, and it presents fans with their only primary ticket market opportunity.

    Utah pre-sold 10,000 tickets to its donors, then put the remaining 7,500 on sale Friday morning. In addition, Alabama sent out an email to its students and donors encouraging them to purchase tickets from the U of U site.

    Roughly 3,000 sold, Lassiter said, with more than 2,400 (80 percent) being bought by Alabama fans. He was surprised the tickets weren’t all gobbled up by the Tide.

  61. mano1 December 16, 2008 6:23 am

    Garret-or anyone else know if UH FB/Sports will gain additional facilities improvement due to the State’s CIP ?

    “Nimitz Highway made the projects list, on tap for a new surface and new street lights. UH Manoa’s Campus Center is getting more meeting rooms and a rec center for students. UH dorms will get millions for renovations, new security cameras and better locks.
    It’s all part of the state’s nearly two billion dollar public projects plan on the fast-track to stimulate the economy.”

  62. Garret December 16, 2008 6:36 am


    UH Athletics will get some of that funding I believe–WassupDoc has been keeping us informed about the developments.

  63. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:43 am

    Hiya Garrett,

    watch for da bannah right by the tunnel. and da crazy ole man fightin da keeds. i jus no ekolu and his gang going try fo muscle me outta da front row seat by da railin. i goin crush one 10 year old. :mrgreen:

  64. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:44 am

    of course i gotta keep an eye out fo da aunties close by. ekolu get sum aunties on ‘roids. :mrgreen:

  65. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:45 am

    kinda look like JaM all puffed up! :mrgreen:

  66. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:46 am

    i no yu lurkin. 😀 8 more sleepless nites and I’m right dayah!

  67. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:46 am


  68. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:47 am

    yeS YES

  69. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:48 am

    yes yes yes!!! :mrgreen:

  70. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:49 am

    10 mo

  71. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:49 am


  72. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:50 am

    reliable source says we getting one big bugga from afah

  73. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:50 am

    mo big dan Hafoka

  74. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:50 am

    don’t stop me now.

  75. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:51 am

    heh heh heh

  76. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:51 am

    i get my pick who going try bus da egg

  77. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:52 am

    one midgit

  78. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:52 am

    could it be jujst me 😀

  79. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:53 am

    dum dum da ada dum de dum dum (whistlin)

  80. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:53 am

    gettin close

  81. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:54 am

    al must be takin a poop. 😆

  82. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:54 am

    going fo da record focus focus

  83. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:54 am

    davone move outta da way!!

  84. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:55 am

    juke juke

  85. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:55 am

    Warrior mojo

    are you watching dis?

  86. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:56 am

    one handed grab, spin move, still going

  87. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:56 am

    open field babeee!!!!!!

  88. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:57 am



  89. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 6:58 am


    I am sooooo dayah!!!!

  90. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:00 am

    hiya sjmacro & myki

    so tell me, is anybody using da JUGS in the early am?

  91. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:01 am


  92. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:02 am

    Do i get a prize? :mrgreen:

  93. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:03 am


    must be everybody sick oh sumtin.

  94. penguin December 16, 2008 7:03 am

    If an insanity defense is employed, does it cover one’s legal counsel, too?

  95. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:04 am

    neva seen sumtinwong long time

  96. protector December 16, 2008 7:04 am

    I’m impressed with the recruits so far. I don’t know that we’ll ever have a guy as talented, savvy & versatile as Ryan Mouton, but we can hope. It seems every cornerback & safety coming in has comparable speed (to Ryan), but we’ll have to see if it translates to “game speed”. Also, has anyone heard further word about Mageo de-committing??

  97. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:06 am

    good one penguin. if you specifically referring to the Ill idiot, garans ball baranz. :mrgreen:

  98. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:08 am

    but if you waz referring to me, i object!

    heh heh

  99. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:13 am

    when I’m right ova da tunnel and lookin at the players, really obvious to tell da big big buggaz and the tall speedy buggaz. I going miss the big seniors. i’m really proud of those guyz. they gave their all for us.
    i’m hoping they’ll have one super happy memory next week.

  100. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:14 am

    ok gotta go.

    hi ho hiho. have a great day errybody!!!

    Go Warriors.

    esme wooossssssssssshhhhhhhhhh

  101. penguin December 16, 2008 7:16 am

    Filibusters aren’t allowed in courtrooms, but imagine the billing opportunities? “Somebody” would be outrageously successful!

  102. Stretch December 16, 2008 7:18 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    It will be interesting to see how Mack passes out the scholies because there is no way every players who commits here is getting one. Unless it is known that some of the verbals previously given are not coming??

  103. Jay December 16, 2008 7:26 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

  104. Kekoa December 16, 2008 7:38 am

    Good Morning to all Tsaiko’s, even you, BHF2.

    Everytime I’m enjoying a good sleep, I can count on BHF2 making enuff noise to wake up da dead. Geez Big Fan…you get up before da roosters and crow louder then the entire Wessai Chaptah on steroids!

  105. wena December 16, 2008 7:48 am

    Snow!!! You’re so lucky. I wish there was a place on Oahu where we can go play in the “snow”. I bet that would be a good business. But I can imagine all the injuries on the slippery ice.

  106. Bulla December 16, 2008 7:49 am

    good morning Tsaikos,

    Stretch, you’re right, and scholies offered and scholies issued is a lot like the airlines/hotel industry. you overbook, and then see where the chips fall.

    some athletes will be amazed to get calls from the coach saying, ‘well, the recruiting climate has changed and your offer is no longer available, or we really want you but the scholarship is not available, or we think you need some time to further develop physically, or we have you in our charts at making a contribution down the road…’

    interesting news coming our of Kapolei, that LB was a stud all season, and a monstah to bring down when he carried the ball on offense….if USC is chasing him, he’s got things rolling now…….


  107. Kekoa December 16, 2008 7:49 am

    Yep, dat sly SC coach “Ken Norton, Jr.” slipped in during the storm and checked film on Smione Vehikite. The 6’1″ 243lb w/4.6 speed – LB/FB for Kapolei is on their Xmas list.

  108. Bulla December 16, 2008 7:51 am


    whew, too much coffee, red bull, patron or all of the above, haha.

    you are THE RECORD, just for the record.

    congrats, on what i don’t know, but congrats.

  109. SIMPLE December 16, 2008 7:51 am

    moshi moshi

  110. (Jesse) James December 16, 2008 8:06 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…

    More good news…..Welcome to the warrior family Mr. Hafoka….

    Just a quick reminder gang before I have to leave….busy busy again today…

    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 (entrance on Bethel Street) or in the pay lot next to Murphy’s.

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

    We will also be having games so we are asking everyone to bring $1 for the games and than, if we are amenable, we will be collecting the money for a donation to the Advertiser Christmas Fund. There will be prizes.

    Also, if anyone wants to just donate, they will be more than welcome to do so.

    This one is important…cake will also be served Bwahahahahahahahahahaha

    About 30 people have confirmed already but everyone is invited. Please RSVP me at jgo8464822@aol.com if you can so that I can figure out how many will be attending.

    See Steve M’s website for more information.


  111. Jason December 16, 2008 8:09 am

    koakane: If Lillian Yonamine is the same Lillian Yonamine I know, she’s a college and career counselor at Moanalua now. What a wonderful lady — she wasn’t a counselor when I was there, but I’ve gotten to know her the past four years. I met her husband earlier this year, when we were both proctoring the ACT. My condolences to her and her family.

  112. Stretch December 16, 2008 8:11 am

    Reminder of Call the Coach tonight

  113. Da Punchbowl Kid December 16, 2008 8:11 am

    Welcome to the BHF2 blog-a-thon! 😆

    (Some where in Hilo, angry sleepy, chikkins wif big bags under their eyes are tryin to decide who is more problematic; the nocturnal coqui frogs or the nocturnal legal counsel.)

  114. Da Punchbowl Kid December 16, 2008 8:13 am

    I porgot de comma between angry and sleepy. So solly.

  115. Da Punchbowl Kid December 16, 2008 8:16 am

    Wow. We’re barely in to December and our recruiting is “about done”. Imagine that! My, how times change.

    Welcome to the Warriors, David!

  116. kymrykauai December 16, 2008 8:26 am

    Ralph: mahalo for the info about the cheap Interisland flights! I’m booking a few now. Mahalos!!!!!

  117. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 16, 2008 8:26 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Woke up today to get a good laugh before heading out. ‘Skins fans and Warrior fans have so much in common- hope is always alive!

    Go (to the Game) Utes!
    – At least they didn’t give away their tix BEFORE the sale!


  118. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 16, 2008 8:28 am

    kymry- I bit at $39 on Hawaiian. Oh well.

    Check out the video on my blog. (Warning- go shishi before you watch it).

  119. d1島 December 16, 2008 8:32 am

    Great Morning All!

    Who’ll Stop the Rain?

    Another great commit who appears to be able to fill immediate needs in the upcoming season. Having already earned his AA degree, glad that he’ll be here for a full cycle of preparation.

  120. chawan_cut December 16, 2008 8:38 am

    last night’s news:

    Flemings WAC POW and Chicago St game highlights

    UH back to practice

  121. KymryKauai December 16, 2008 8:38 am

    LizK: Laughed so hard I was crying!!! Too funny…I love it! 🙂

  122. Da Punchbowl Kid December 16, 2008 8:39 am

    Great story about Funaki, Stephen.

    What a truly excellent young man he is. The Warriors are fortunate to have student athletes like him around, his “team first” attitude is quite admirable.

  123. Da Punchbowl Kid December 16, 2008 8:41 am

    Hey d1! Get plenny clouds yet, but no mo rain over downtown.

  124. d1島 December 16, 2008 8:42 am


    Thanks for posting your analysis of the OL situation. Your insight is greatly appreciated.

  125. d1島 December 16, 2008 8:44 am




  126. djmitcho December 16, 2008 8:46 am

    Good morning all! Hope everyone has a good day. I, myself am freezing my okole off. Even after all these years, I don’t think you can get used to single digit temps. I even broke out my heavy duty down coat.

  127. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 16, 2008 8:46 am

    DPK- where is the Funaki story????

  128. takoboy December 16, 2008 8:48 am

    nice article on funaki today. what a great teammate, hope they can draw up some things for him next year. can da LBP game be seen this weekend in hawaii…

  129. d1島 December 16, 2008 8:49 am

    I am listening to BC yet again, explain another aspect of Warrior football that has caught him by surprise. 🙄
    My choice is to listen to him or da complaining guy from Maui or da old Coach 👿

  130. KymryKauai December 16, 2008 8:59 am

    LizK: Advertiser sports page 1.

  131. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 16, 2008 9:04 am


  132. d1島 December 16, 2008 9:07 am

    Pampero Firpo

  133. WarriorMojo December 16, 2008 9:09 am

    Morning all. I seem to recall that someone was looking for a Wii Fit. They’re in stock right now at Amazon.

  134. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 16, 2008 9:15 am

    okay- found the article under da odda heading…

  135. XxFaithxX December 16, 2008 9:18 am

    If the reason why Vehikite was not recruited by many colleges, it might because of grades. Why USC offered a scholie? Like most top end BCS schools, they have the academic support system in place (Kinda like Kohler and Arizona last year) to help the fringe players qualify. Also, being a private university helps a lot too with the entrance requirements…..JMHO

  136. XxFaithxX December 16, 2008 9:20 am

    In addition, it might not be his grades at all….it could be as simple as not taking Algebra II…….UHM requires it unlike the majority of D1A colleges….correct me if I am wrong.

  137. cheepono December 16, 2008 9:22 am

    so who’s the big recruit bhf2 is talking about?
    bigger than hafoka and from the mainland?


  138. Uce2 December 16, 2008 9:41 am

    The best athletes Hawaii has to offer are of either Samoan or Tongan ancestry. I am not trying to be racist or controversial. To see whether this makes sense at all just look at international rugby. All of the top stars are either Samoan or Tongan. Football is a lot like rugby, an exercise in controlled violence.

    If Fat Mack and his crew had any understanding of football, and of the principles promoted by these sports, removed of course from bias and favorites, Fat Mack and crew would have recognized the division I talent in Kapolei FB/MLB Simione Vehikite (Tongan) before Ken Norton of USC recognized this talent.

    Vehikite is built like Rey Maualuga (Samoan) and has athleticism similar to Maualuga. Vehikite is also similar to Manti Teo (Samoan) in athleticism and build.

    USC, a school who is concerned with one thing only – being the best, understands this and this is why they are here to offer Vehikite a full scholarship. If USC can find Vehikite despite USC being more than 2500 miles from Hawaii, my question is this: why wasn’t the UH able to “find” Vehikite?

    Could UH’s inability to find players like Vehikite have anything to do with bias and favortism on the part of its coaching staff? With UH’s coaches being former community college players, it makes sense that these coaches would tend to favor community college players. The problem with this approach, however, is apparent. UH ends up getting the scraps.

    Since UH has demonstrated it does not know how to identify top quality local talent, I offer the names of the following current high school football players as Division I players other Pac 10 schools will pick up if UH is too stupid to pick up:

    1. Patrick Mauga – MLB Aiea
    2. Apelu Sooalo – RB Farrington
    3. Troy Matautia – RB Waipahu
    4. Jeff Mauga – lineman Aiea
    5. Higgins – QB St Louis

  139. al December 16, 2008 9:41 am

    bhf2…..broke garret’s record of 17 by 14 posts. okay so now you will have the respect and admiration of your peers.

    in honor of your most high achievement, the recipient of this most prestigious award will in return honor his peers with a box of king crab legs at the hawaii bowl tailgate.

    kekoa will bring the butter and koakane shall provide the wok.

  140. al December 16, 2008 9:48 am

    protector……….mageo is a goner. i heard he has now decomitted with four schools. anyway the word was that the guy had a 2X4 atop his glenohumeral joint that didn’t represent the warrior mantra. thus, david hafoka, i believe who appears to be even more stout than mageo.

    we want warriors who want to be warriors!

  141. Uce2 December 16, 2008 9:49 am

    # protector:
    December 16th, 2008 at 7:04 am

    I’m impressed with the recruits so far. I don’t know that we’ll ever have a guy as talented, savvy & versatile as Ryan Mouton, but we can hope. It seems every cornerback & safety coming in has comparable speed (to Ryan), but we’ll have to see if it translates to “game speed”. Also, has anyone heard further word about Mageo de-committing??

    You gotta be kidding??!!! What has he done? He played against high school caliber players all season long. Let’s see what happens when draft day arrives. You wanna see a real linebacker – look at Rey Maualuga of USC or Laurantis from Ohio State. Mouton? Who’s that?

  142. WarriorMojo December 16, 2008 9:49 am

    Who’s “Fat Mack”?

  143. ryan December 16, 2008 9:55 am

    Uce2, you sound like you’re lost bro.

  144. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 16, 2008 9:59 am

    Is there a Call the Coach show tonight? I thought they ended a couple of weeks ago.

    Will there be a similar set-up for basketball this year? I know that from time to time a baseball CTC show has been held at the sports bar in downtown Honolulu – cannot remember the name but it’s below street level in the high rise at the corner of Bishop & Hotel. . Very difficult to see and hear if you’re not able to gett a seat directly in front of the broadcast area because the show is not amplified as it is at the Willows.

  145. bstunna2002 December 16, 2008 10:00 am

    uce2 what are you talking about half those players on your list won’t qualify because of grades as a university who has lost scholarships because of the apr system they have now coaches should only offer those who are taking care of their work on the field and in the classroom. Remember these guys aren’t just going to school to play football they are going to further their education first and foremost.

  146. Uce2 December 16, 2008 10:01 am

    No. I’m not lost. Once in a while I like to pop in to see what the peasants are talking about. If you need a “bro”, look elsewhere.

  147. takoboy December 16, 2008 10:03 am

    so you’re all for backing the samoans and tongans, (no problem w/ that), but then you namedrop james laurinitis, one of the most overhyped linebackers in the last 5 years. roll da film and watch him get dominated in a bcs game for da third year in a row. and when protector names a cb/safety, you bring up 2 lb’s, BRILLIANT….

    OTOH, i have no problem with your list, haven’t seen the 2 aiea kids, but those 2 rb’s look like studs. we could use either one of them…

  148. Uce2 December 16, 2008 10:04 am

    you must be from the DOE with access to confidential information re these kids, their grades, SATs, etc. …either that or you are making a lot of assumptions…and you know what they say about making assumptions…

  149. Uce2 December 16, 2008 10:06 am

    getting picked up top 10 in the upcoming draft hardly qualifies laurinitis as overhyped. mouton, on the other hand, will be lucky to get picked up at all. mouton will be picked up as a free agent, or toward the end like colt.

  150. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 16, 2008 10:07 am

    Whoops!!! gett = get

  151. al December 16, 2008 10:09 am

    here’s another list

    kamalani alo
    tj alofipo
    d hafoka
    joey iosepa
    wade keli’ikipi
    j loeffler
    chad lopati
    benson ma’afala, jr
    kimo makaula
    marcus malepeai
    veni manu
    corey nielsen
    kalua noa
    liloa nobriga
    jack sula
    iuta tepa
    jesse williams
    c winchester-makainai

    let’s see that is 18 of the 29 recruits that are of pacific islander ethnicity. i did also leave off stutzmann and shutter because i wasn’t sure if those two local boys had any p.i. in them.

    so where do you draw your conclusions from? i am not certain but some of these fine men may or may not be academic qualifiers at this local university. uh is not so easy to gain entrance as compared to many private institutions. that is a fact.

    anyway. i do enjoy your opinions, but, on this issue i beg to differ.

    tofa se fua.

  152. WarriorMojo December 16, 2008 10:09 am

    Well, right now the “peasants” are talking about this poster who was playing the race card about a team that has more players of Polynesian ancestry than any other team in the country.

    You need a little Dale Carnegie in your life, bro.

  153. Uce2 December 16, 2008 10:12 am

    i found you a “bro”. warriormojo speaks your langugage. you and he can be bros. good luck.

  154. Uce2 December 16, 2008 10:14 am

    # al:
    December 16th, 2008 at 10:09 am

    tofa se fua.

    you should stop swearing. this is not good for you.

  155. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 16, 2008 10:17 am

    assumptions about the racial connections to football.

    call it whatever you want…but in my opinion if you want speed, you have to go with mainland kids…..in a political correct way…our guys of color.

    i think it was prevalent in the mainland vs. hawaii bowl. the mainland folks have much much much more speed. and as you know speed kills.

    want fast recievers and rb? focus hard on the mainland.

    would anyone in hawaii pass on a percy harvins, knowshawn moreno, and that heisman “always a bridesmaid never a bride” from arkanasas. I think not, and if you would i have some property to sell you. the key is, recruit mainland talent.

    just my 2 cents =)

  156. Pomai December 16, 2008 10:17 am

    December 16th, 2008 at 9:41 am

    The best athletes Hawaii has to offer are of either Samoan or Tongan ancestry. I am not trying to be racist or controversial.

    But the fact is “You Are”

  157. Cheyah! December 16, 2008 10:19 am

    You are truly an inspiration Funaki!

  158. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 16, 2008 10:20 am

    on the contrary, maybe its just that the mainland you have a much much MUCH larger pool of people. therefore competition, gene pool etc etc is larger and more competitive.

    therefore the laws of probability are in your favor that you can find a great athlete w/in such a large base.

  159. WarriorMojo December 16, 2008 10:23 am

    Uce2, we’re all already brothers (and sisters) on this board. That’s why this board is so strong.

    So what I want to ask you, brother, is: what kine axe you get for grind? Playing the race card with this coaching staff makes you look silly. What is your real issue? Be honest now.

  160. Uce2 December 16, 2008 10:24 am

    I didn’t say I wasn’t, only that I wasn’t trying to be. You misunderstand the difference between the two. Facts are facts, unlike statistics.

    The best baseball players of all time happen to be black. Same with the fastest athletes on the planet. Same with the best basketball players.

    If MMA paid enough, which it currently doesn’t, more blacks, Samoans, and Tongans would enter and dominate this arena too.

  161. bstunna2002 December 16, 2008 10:28 am

    uce2 are you mad at UH for not giving you a schollie. Reality is your making assumptions as well. No I’m not privy to the information re these kids grades, sats and all that but if you think that Mack and co. Have no clue what they are doing your sorely mistaken there is always a reason that some kids aren’t offered. I mean I believe Sooalo won’t qualify cause he moved from American Samoa, Vehikite moved from Maui last summer so maybe that’s why he was off the radar until recently.

  162. al December 16, 2008 10:30 am

    btw…..that (jeremy) higgins, current qb at st. louis is only a junior. yes his brothers are both playing with the beast at weber state. and oh, their father is an alumni of the university of hawaii and did play football as well.

  163. letsgowarriors December 16, 2008 10:32 am

    uce2, how come no other schools have offered vehikite to date? besides arizona JCs? everyone knows the kid is a stud, even cal lee was all over his videotapes.

    kinda strange that idaho offers all the hawaii kids that might not get UH offers, yet they did not offer vehikite either.

    tofa soi fua.

  164. letsgowarriors December 16, 2008 10:33 am

    if youre going to name aiea guys, you gotta add in miah faatoafe as well.

  165. Uce2 December 16, 2008 10:35 am

    this higgins is the best of the lot…maybe the best qb to come out of hawaii…has that feather touch where needed and shotgun arm where needed…excellent timing and intelligence

  166. MeiLing December 16, 2008 10:35 am


    Thanks for the analysis on the last blog. I keep learning from stuff you guys write.

    E komo mai, David Hafoka!


    Flagstaff has over a foot of snow & is around 30 degrees. Glad I’m not slippin’ & slidin’ there. I think the only thing I’ll miss is seeing snow on the trees outside on Christmas day. But family beats that out.

  167. al December 16, 2008 10:38 am

    letsgowarriors….you swearing too?

  168. Cheyah! December 16, 2008 10:39 am

    JC players are usually brought in to fulfill immediate needs. Why? JC players are usually more game ready or adjusted to college level. We lose a lot this year to graduation which is why they have recruited the JC. As of today, we picked up Hafoka who I believe is Tongan.
    As for the high school kids, we picked up some good local kids including Lopati (who I think is Samoan). So, I really don’t understand the racial or favoritism issue here. UH has offered kids of all ethnicity and if Simione Vehikite wasn’t offered, I guarantee it wasn’t because he was Tongan. I wish Simione Vehikite the best!

    Go Warriors!

  169. bstunna2002 December 16, 2008 10:41 am

    well let’s see it’s not April so it can’t be April fools day. C’mon Higgins the best QB in the lot what about Manley who at least led his team to the State Championship.

  170. letsgowarriors December 16, 2008 10:41 am

    i took fa’a samoa at UH. i was taught tofa soi fua meant good bye. idk, i could be wrong. never really paid attention. those guys taught us all the good stuff we already knew too, ufa, kefe, etc.

  171. Uce2 December 16, 2008 10:43 am

    It’s about making smart decisions. To win, you gotta make smart decisions. The decisions being made are not smart. Hafoka is an excellent decision but the Hafoka decision will not offset the rest of the poor decision making that has been taking place at Manoa.

    Okay. My time is up. Good luck to you all. My statement re Mouton stands.

  172. al December 16, 2008 10:45 am

    uce2….hey we agree on something today.

    j. higgins is still growing and could get to 6’2″ by next year. its in the genes. older bro cameron is a prime candidate for the walter payton player of the year award this year.

  173. Koakane iphone December 16, 2008 10:47 am


    Yes it’s the same person. Just found out today she is now at moanalua taking the place of the college counselor who is out on medical leave.

  174. Koakane iphone December 16, 2008 10:50 am

    Oops morning Tsai-ko’s

    Esme out whoooosh

  175. Cheyah! December 16, 2008 10:50 am

    Poor decisions? The only one you’ve mentioned is not recruiting Simione Vehikite. Maybe next time you can elaborate a lil more. Have a good day and take it easy.

  176. Uce2 December 16, 2008 10:52 am

    I will overlook the ignorance flowing from your post re manley. i can tell you either have not played football or that you are not a former qb.

    in either case, manley had better receivers and hence the state championship for leilehua and not st louis.

    in terms of a qb skill sets, higgins has the better skill sets. hands down. as soon as st louis can get better receivers on the field, this will become abundantly clear to you and the rest of the state.

  177. XxFaithxX December 16, 2008 10:59 am

    Didn’t STL have BOTH Gonzales (Sp) and Stuz II this year? How much better receivers will higgins need? Sure, Gonzo was hurt, but its not like STL is with out talent.

    Sorry, just had to add my 2 cents =D

    back to work and lurk…

  178. Da Punchbowl Kid December 16, 2008 11:03 am


    The story on Funaki is embedded in the Hafoka article.

  179. bstunna2002 December 16, 2008 11:15 am

    what are you talking about Higgins had Stutzmann and Gonsalves who was the MVP for the Hawaii/Mainland Bowl. Are you a St.Louis grad or something your talking them up a bunch.

  180. Stephen Tsai December 16, 2008 11:20 am

    The Funaki story was actually the cover story until we learned about the recruit. Then it was moved inside.

  181. The Big Ballah December 16, 2008 11:22 am

    I know Coach Hernandez personally. No coach does more for his players. If you want your kids to go to college-he has all the contacts with mainland coaches. He works tirelessly to produce high quality highlight videos for his players and helps to get them noticed-all on his own time and his own dime. He told me this past summer that Vehikite is a stud, but he could not find ant film on his junior year at Lahainaluna, so it would be tough to get the word out on him as a senior. He said the kid would be under the radar all season until he could produce his senior highlight tape and distribute it to colleges here in Hawaii and to coaches on the mainland after the season. He sent it out just two weeks ago-their season ended 3 weeks ago-and Eastern Arizona and Arizona Western were the first to bite-they opened their mail first, I guess. Now the word is out, and USC is on him. The UH staff had his video just like eveybody else-in fact, they probably had it sooner-and they were not interested. So here is a kid who Hernandez says is a big time player who played out of position last year (DL), and is only now getting attention. Great for Vehikite. Remember, Kapolei only played in one game on TV this year, and Vehikite had 10 carries for 106 yards and a touchdown on offense, and 12 solo tackles on defense vs. Farrington, playing both ways, so hardly anyone saw him play. According to Hernandez, Ken Norton Jr. took one look at the video and was sold on his talent and ability. What did he see that UH didn’t???

  182. SteveM December 16, 2008 11:27 am

    Good day everyone! Almost lunch time for me at work today. Here’s a repost from last night…

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Please check the Tsai-kos in Las Vegas (Sept 2009) logistics page if you are planning on attending the UH-UNLV football game:


    This is a compilation of data from the Las Vegas surveys, email, and other sources. If there are updates, errors or changes, please email me: stevem.hnl (at) gmail.com with the corrections. Thanks.

  183. ryan December 16, 2008 11:36 am

    ST, any news on Destin Stewart? Did he visit this weekend?

  184. Kazz December 16, 2008 11:38 am

    How fitting… we play Notre Dame in a few weeks and the trolls come out to play.

  185. Jay December 16, 2008 11:55 am

    Weather forecast for Hawaii Bowl so far is usual weather Sunny 75 degrees with scattered evening showers. (according to weather.com)

    ST – email sent for the media guide.


  186. Ralph December 16, 2008 12:19 pm

    Big Ballah the problem is he was under the radar without video and no one scouted Maui or he himself and his Maui coaches did not send info to UH…unfortunately UH is probably maxed out on promised scholies a while back and already had visit commitments of 10 to the Cincy game…With Hafoka I believe UH is at 23 commitments and he like the last 3 commitments came to visit during the cincy game…its unfortunate, but not all commitments will qualify and not all commitments always sign on the dotted line so there is a last minute chance he will be a warrior…

  187. BillB December 16, 2008 12:21 pm

    Wasn’t Lofa Tatupu interested in coming to UH. Nobody picked up on this at UH and he ended up at USC after a freshman year at Maine. Was all Pac 10, All American LB. Now stud middle linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks.

    Can someone verify if the UH connection information is correct.

    Similarity to Vehikite if this is correct.

  188. Garret December 16, 2008 12:32 pm

    Remember how the Advertiser had a byline strike? It looks like the Associated Press is having something similar.

    The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America claimed tonight that reporters and photographers at the Associated Press “are withholding bylines and personal equipment in protest over the news agency’s proposals that would threaten job security, dramatically raise medical costs, and freeze wages.”

    The protests come as talks continue between AP and the News Media Guild. The union represents 1,400 editorial, technology and support staff at AP.

    According to AP spokesman Paul Colford, “AP’s contract with the News Media Guild specifies: ‘An employee’s byline shall not be used over his/her protest.’

  189. J-Dog December 16, 2008 12:33 pm

    What about Joe Stewart? and what’s the buzz on Lee Agguire?

  190. Garret December 16, 2008 12:35 pm

    The Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News are only going to do home delivery for newspapers on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. The rest of the days people can read it online or go to a store if they want a paper copy. I wonder if either or both Honolulu papers will eventually go this route…

    Detroit Media Partnership CEO Dave Hunke, publisher of the Free Press, said that starting in spring 2009, both the Free Press and the Detroit News — also operated by the partnership — would deliver to homes only on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, the heaviest days for advertising and the most popular papers for readers. But the newspapers will remain available seven days a week at stores, newsstands and coin boxes across Michigan.

  191. Garret December 16, 2008 12:36 pm

    They are taking this drastic measure in part because they have two newspapers in Detroit…and I think that Detroit has a lot more people than Honolulu.

    for the foreseeable future, keep Detroit one of the nation’s few remaining two-newspaper towns.

  192. J-Dog December 16, 2008 12:36 pm

    Do most “solid” JC verbal commits usually sign in December? Or do they usually wait till Feb?

  193. J-Dog December 16, 2008 12:37 pm

    Those earning their AA degree in December that is.

  194. Garret December 16, 2008 12:38 pm

    I loved watching Lui Fuga play! Interesting that he lives in San Diego…if I ever run into him at a local event or somewhere like L&L I’d have a lot of questions for him! I wonder if we could get him to a Calf Call at Kings or Ono Ono?

  195. Garret December 16, 2008 12:39 pm


    Most who earn their AA degree in December sign in December and enroll in January at the schools they signed with. Their ability to go through Spring Practice and get into the program earlier is a BIG advantage in the recruiting process, so not signing would limit their chances.

  196. Garret December 16, 2008 12:40 pm

    So, after tomorrow we should have less to worry about, since at least some of the JC commits will sign and there situations will have been settled.

  197. Garret December 16, 2008 12:42 pm

    I’m going to post this free play link early because I’d like to share it. This will be in January’s National Defense Magazine, which will be in stores next week. Some Tsaiko is quoted in the article.

  198. Kazz December 16, 2008 12:48 pm

    2008 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Merchandise Available


    Ahem…. notice that the only mini helmet available for the Hawaii Bowl at this time is a…. gold one…

  199. Garret December 16, 2008 12:49 pm

    For #196, “there” should be “their”.

  200. Garret December 16, 2008 12:49 pm

    Only a gold helmet available? Kazz, that is horrible!

  201. lava December 16, 2008 12:50 pm

    Love Fuga! He was great!

  202. d1島 December 16, 2008 12:51 pm


    Awesome! 🙂
    Tsaiko Pride!

  203. Kazz December 16, 2008 12:54 pm


    December 16th, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    Only a gold helmet available? Kazz, that is horrible!

    That’s exactly what I thought… except with a lot more expletives… 😡

  204. J-Dog December 16, 2008 12:55 pm

    Tanks Garret

  205. d1島 December 16, 2008 12:57 pm

    Gold Helmet?

    Maybe that’s a “Throwback” Edition of the UH helmet from the Honolulu Stadium days!

    Okay….dat’s weak…. 😳

  206. LizKauai [Believer] December 16, 2008 12:58 pm

    Garret- big congrats. I like the analogy you chose (finally 😉 ) AND will you test out my iPhone with your new ideas????

    We can say we knew you WHEN!! Woo Hoo!!!!

  207. LizKauai [Believer] December 16, 2008 1:00 pm

    BTW- congrats to Colt’s teammates for their ProBowl selections… you know who I mean cough*chris*cough*cooley*cough 😆

  208. d1島 December 16, 2008 1:04 pm

    Geez! Liz!

    Try cover your mouth when you cough! 👿
    I was checking out some Hawaii Bowl shirts but I no like get ’em now! Ewwwww…..

  209. d1島 December 16, 2008 1:12 pm

    Never noticed the difference in printing the ‘okina before….

  210. Tombo Ahi December 16, 2008 1:26 pm

    congrats garret!

  211. Long Time UH Fan December 16, 2008 1:35 pm

    Congratulatons Garret

    That was a very nice article about your company and I truly hope your software works and saves a lot of lives…Great stuff!

  212. WarriorMojo December 16, 2008 1:37 pm

    I really like those autograph footballs. One of my prize possessions is a 2006 Hawaii Bowl ball signed by Colt after he finished with 58 tds for the season and was named game MVP.

  213. Kazz December 16, 2008 1:40 pm


    December 16th, 2008 at 12:57 pm
    Gold Helmet?

    Maybe that’s a “Throwback” Edition of the UH helmet from the Honolulu Stadium days!

    Okay….dat’s weak…. 😳

    Hmmm… could be… I only saw one side of the helmet with the Hawaii Bowl logo.

    Maybe the other side says “College of Hawaii Fighting Deans”???

    … or not…

  214. MeiLing December 16, 2008 1:43 pm


    Congrats, Mr. O!

  215. Kazz December 16, 2008 1:44 pm

    Has Charlie Weis even made a statement about the Hawaii Bowl yet?

    I can’t find anything online about the rest of his staff saying anything either…


  216. Jason December 16, 2008 1:57 pm

    I saw that Charlie Weis’ Island video earlier. It is a classic!

    koakane: Mrs. Yonamine actually came over in 2005-06, when Mrs. Mau took her first medical leave (she’s on her second now). Mrs. Yonamine’s been at MoHS since then.

  217. A-House December 16, 2008 2:10 pm



  218. A-House December 16, 2008 2:21 pm

    Way to go, Garret – make waves to save lives!!!

  219. Jason December 16, 2008 2:26 pm

    Invitation to Join a Yahoo! Sports College Bowl Pick ‘Em League


    Name: The Tsai-ko Bowl
    Group ID#: 35476
    Password: haa

    Select which teams you think will win each of the 34 bowl games, and rank them according to your confidence level. Picks must be in before December 20 if you want everything counted. Free to play; small prize available to the winner.

  220. LizKauai [Believer] December 16, 2008 3:07 pm

    Kazz, it’s the Golden Helmet of Mambrino!

    And done no better than in Korean!

    Thanks for bringing back my Man of La Mancha memories!

  221. homey December 16, 2008 3:12 pm

    Oh great, Korean broadway play . Next thing you know there will be Korean soap operas.

  222. LizKauai [Believer] December 16, 2008 3:26 pm

    Hiya m-homey!
    Korean soap operas?
    nevah fly…

    you coming to da Sheraton Hawaii Bowl?

  223. homey December 16, 2008 3:27 pm

    MLiz – Nope, some people gotta keep order in the universe.

  224. LizKauai [Believer] December 16, 2008 3:30 pm


    ok, whatchu ordering from da univers-ity?

  225. homey December 16, 2008 3:34 pm

    I’ll be cooking for a different group of people. Maybe this group will show up early and throw and catch ball with me…

  226. (Jesse) James December 16, 2008 3:51 pm

    Just a quick reminder gang before I have to leave again…

    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 (entrance on Bethel Street) or in the pay lot next to Murphy’s.

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

    We will also be having games so we are asking everyone to bring $1 for the games and than, if we are amenable, we will be collecting the money for a donation to the Advertiser Christmas Fund. There will be prizes.

    Also, if anyone wants to just donate, they will be more than welcome to do so.

    This one is important…cake will also be served Bwahahahahahahahahahaha

    About 30 people have confirmed already but everyone is invited. Please RSVP me at jgo8464822@aol.com if you can so that I can figure out how many will be attending.

    See Steve M’s website for more information.


  227. Jason December 16, 2008 3:55 pm

    Aww, Hawai‘i Winter Baseball is pau … again.

  228. Kazz December 16, 2008 4:24 pm


    University of Hawaii Athletics receives $100,000.00 from Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii.

    Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii announced that it has reached its goal of $100,000 in its “Get In The Game” promotion, which raised funds for University of Hawai‘i Athletics Department facility improvements. Through its statewide campaign, Anheuser-Busch donated 25 cents for every case of Budweiser, Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, and Budweiser Select it sold from August 1 through November 30 of this year, up to $100,000.

    “We are very thankful to all of our local customers who decided to “Get in the Game” and support the UH Athletics Department by purchasing Bud, Bud Light or Bud Select during the UH football season. We are very proud to make this donation to help upgrade the UH athletic facilities,” Chad Hoffmeister, President and General Manager for Anheuser-Busch Sales of Hawaii, said.

    “We are truly appreciative of Anheuser-Busch’s commitment to UH Athletics and its generous donation of these funds to help improve our facilities,” Jim Donovan, UH Athletics Director, said. “As a Corporate Partner, they have supported many UH causes and initiatives that have benefited all aspects of our sports programs.”

  229. Ralph December 16, 2008 4:32 pm

    wow that’s 400K cases, dang, Koakane you drank a lot of bud light

  230. Kekoa December 16, 2008 4:38 pm

    Koakane ~ Congratulations my EIS Pahtna and the Bud Lite Mr. Rolling Cooler, Cooler Rolling Man of the Year!

  231. Kekoa December 16, 2008 4:45 pm

    ST ~ That Parody of Charley Weis is funny stuff. If “false Al” sees it, he will prolly say, “I pooped my pants!”

  232. Kekoa December 16, 2008 4:50 pm

    Serious Air Transportation Information for folks flying to Vegas for the UH/Nevada game.

    Better prices with a much better arrival time in vegas. $322 one way fare. $644 RT plus the twist of the knife in your back for tax/bs/bag drag/etc.

    Check it out at http://www.hawaiianair.com.

  233. koakane™ December 16, 2008 4:51 pm

    mahalo I try to support any way I can. kudos to homey who gets me started early and james who supplies my cooler. much more to mention but my one cell is flickering off and on.

  234. d1島 December 16, 2008 5:18 pm

    So will we be seeing Koakane’s name listed as a “Major Contributor” on the Jumbotron?

  235. d1島 December 16, 2008 5:34 pm


    The schedule of events for the 2008 Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl
    will be made available at a later date.

    Not many “later dates” left! 😯

  236. Kekoa December 16, 2008 5:35 pm

    Or at the very least, Koakane should appear (as hisself) in the Rolling Cooler Man spot.

  237. Calvin from Kona December 16, 2008 5:42 pm

    You’re welcome UH and Anheuser Busch

  238. kama krab December 16, 2008 5:43 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Been lurking a lot but am looking forward to tomorrow to see who commits out of our JC recruits. Looking forward to see whether the rumor about Chizzy for Shizzy is correct or just a rumor. It will be a very exciting day to say the least.

  239. Calvin from Kona December 16, 2008 5:44 pm

    For Thursdays party..do we still need prizes?

  240. kama krab December 16, 2008 5:46 pm

    One question when is the date for NLOI day. I know it is in February some time but just can’t remember when. Does anybody know?

  241. jm2375 December 16, 2008 6:16 pm

    Booood Light!!! 😆 🙄

  242. FloridaTed December 16, 2008 6:23 pm


    Very impressive, congrats !

  243. wafan December 16, 2008 6:29 pm

    Hi everyone!

  244. wafan December 16, 2008 6:34 pm

    Garret . . .

    Congratulations on the article!!!

    Now I see where and how the suggestion was used. Yay!

  245. LizKauai (iPhone) December 16, 2008 6:34 pm

    Ok. Getting chewed by skeeters waiting for the doors of the KCC Performing Arts to open. Ukuboi is sick as a dog but manned up to show up for his first chorus concert. (just a LITTLE guilt pressure- how many times did you see me have to act or sing when I was sick with fever???)

  246. wafan December 16, 2008 6:35 pm

    A few interesting comments by interesting posters today.

  247. wafan December 16, 2008 6:36 pm

    LizK . . .

    Wow, cultured ‘skeeters! They wait for the doors to open?

  248. LizKauai (iPhone) December 16, 2008 6:37 pm

    Hey Wafan!

  249. wafan December 16, 2008 6:38 pm

    Congratulations to bhf2!!!

    Have you considered a career in politics?

    I understand they are in need of people who are able to filibuster effortlessly.


  250. wafan December 16, 2008 6:40 pm

    LizK . . .

    At least you did not pull the long hours in labor story on Ukuboi. Or is that one being saved for a more momentous occasion?

    I cannot wait for 12/24 — the Day the Earth Will Stand In Awe of the Warriors.


  251. wafan December 16, 2008 6:43 pm

    3 more school days!

    They will be crazy cold, though.

    Please send a bunch of degrees up with the rain. We need it.

    Thank you.


  252. LizKauai (iPhone) December 16, 2008 6:44 pm

    Had a bit of a scare. #2son, trying to avoid stepping on a cat who got underfoot, dropped my D-70 (Nikon) on it’s face, cracking the lens filter.

    So far it looks ok. Prolly lucky it fell straight instead of putting the impact on the mount.

  253. wafan December 16, 2008 6:48 pm

    LizK . . .

    Better check the auto-focus and zoom functions on the lens.

    The other day one of my boys dropped his Canon. It ruined the 300mm lens.

  254. Kazz December 16, 2008 6:49 pm

    Oh man… how much of Call The Coach did I miss???

    I tuned in at 6pm and they had the national football tonight show on instead.

  255. wafan December 16, 2008 6:49 pm


    I cannot keep my eyes open much longer. Tomorrow is Hump Day. Whoo-hoo!

    Good night all!!!

  256. Cheyah! December 16, 2008 7:19 pm

    You the man Garrett!

  257. A-House December 16, 2008 7:30 pm

    (j)J: you have mail!!!

  258. jonj December 16, 2008 7:34 pm

    someone tell coach mack that tevita finau 6’5″ 275 4.75 (a stud d end prep at kahuku) is back on the market. he was a 4 star and recruited by everyone last year. he was committed last year to west virginia but did make grade. he will still have 3 to play 2 next year.

  259. addahknowjoe December 16, 2008 7:37 pm


    Check your email.

  260. chawan_cut December 16, 2008 7:42 pm

    tonight’s news

  261. bighilofan2 December 16, 2008 7:42 pm

    quick call da coach. tanks jonj fo da tip.

    yu guyz, the big guy is not from the mainland. but he is one supah big buy!!!!!

    so where do we find this box? is it a big or small or medium box? 😀

    uce 2
    i like know what YOU can do to help us get these young guys for our team. i no like no if Manti Teo is supah good or not. I like know where his head is at. sounds like his head is 3600 miles away. good for him.

    all i care about is da bradda who is proud to call himself a bradda Warrior. Guyz or girls who tell me no call em bro, I just not going call em cuz day do nuttin for us except breed my air.

    howzit DPK and Al. yup, i am now da champ chump.

  262. jm2375 December 16, 2008 8:40 pm

    anybody home?

    howzit bighilo!! you da champ! looks like i going your island in march for sis’ wedding (finally!) 🙂

  263. sjmacro December 16, 2008 8:42 pm

    Tsaikos strike again at Call the Coach–HHealer and myki ❗
    HHealer got a shirt and myki got something that Stretch and Koakane would like for their hard EIS work– See the clip and pic :mrgreen:


  264. KymryKauai December 16, 2008 8:49 pm

    Does anyone know if there is a practice tomorrow and if yes, what time?

  265. lavrat December 16, 2008 9:05 pm

    I like the Alexander cookie. Looks like the old New York Jets unis. To eat or not to eat That is the question.

  266. brew808 December 16, 2008 9:14 pm

    KymryKauaiKekoa and others posted earlier that all practices for the Hawaii Bowl would be “closed”. But, there might still be opportunities to see/cheer for the team. 😀

    193. Kekoa: December 12th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    D-1 ~ Still nuha over missing lunch…here’s something everyone should take note of:

    Stephen, surely this doesn’t apply to the bonafide Tsaiko’s, aren’t we considered media members too?!

    Below is the University of Hawai‘i’s football practice schedule in preparation for the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl. All practices, except Saturday, Dec. 20, will be held at the UH Grass Practice Field and will be CLOSED to the public. Due to UH graduation, UH’s practice on Saturday, Dec. 20 will be held at St. Louis School and is also CLOSED to the public.

    All practices will be OPEN to the media from 7-9 a.m. with media availability after practice.

    Practice Schedule for Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl

    Date Time Where

    Monday, Dec. 15 7-9 a.m. UH Grass Practice Field

    Tuesday, Dec. 16 7-9 a.m. UH Grass Practice Field

    Wednesday, Dec. 17 7-9 a.m. UH Grass Practice Field

    Thursday, Dec. 18 7-9 a.m. UH Grass Practice Field

    Friday, Dec. 19 7-9 a.m. UH Grass Practice Field

    Saturday, Dec. 20 7-9 a.m. St. Louis School Practice Field

    Sunday, Dec. 21 7-9 a.m. UH Grass Practice Field

    Monday, Dec. 22 7-9 a.m. UH Grass Practice Field

    Tuesday, Dec. 23 CLOSED

    Derek Inouchi

    Media Relations Director

    University of Hawai’i Athletics

    1337 Lower Campus Road

  267. Garret December 16, 2008 9:55 pm

    Thank you to everyone for the congratulations! It is good publicity for my company and I passed the information along to the companies we’ve been discussing things with. My sponsor (the National Science Foundation) is very happy that they were mentioned!

    I’m glad that the reporter included the analogy that I got from this blog. It literally is like the suggestion I got here went in the article word-for-word!

  268. Garret December 16, 2008 9:56 pm

    Miami’s coach talked about why they moved Samson to G and used the former Cowboys C for 8 plays in their last game.

    (On how the offensive line graded with Al Johnson at center versus Samson Satele at center) “Al played eight plays which I kind of thought was going to be a little bit more. Obviously, we wish it was a little bit more. He played eight plays in the game. They actually both played pretty well. We’ve been practicing that way the whole week with Al taking reps at center with the first group so that Chad (Pennington) and that exchange can happen and Samson playing without. It’s been pretty good the entire week. I thought during the course of the game there was absolutely not a beat missed which is what I would expect putting Al in the game. Mentally, he’s tremendous. Physically, he did some good things during the course of the game. You just wish there was a little bit bigger body of work there.”

    (On why he played only eight plays) “I put him in there in the first half of the game and he ran out the first half. In other words, he was out there for the rest of the half. When the half ended, Al was on the field for that final draw I think to Ronnie (Brown). Then when we went in, we came back and we knew we wanted to start the other way back with Samson (Satele) again. In the fourth quarter of the game I just really didn’t want to mess with the center-quarterback exchange.”

  269. Garret December 16, 2008 9:58 pm

    Oregon State’s #1 and #3 RBs will miss their bowl game…the #2 guy is a freshman and is the only other RB they have with experience.

    A major blow to the Oregon State football team’’s running game occurred when third-string running back Jeremy Francis left the team to attend to his sick mother Marilyn Scott, OSU officials said Tuesday.

    Francis, a junior, went through finals last week and returned home to Winter Park, Fla., over the weekend. How long he’ll be gone is unknown, but he won’t be available for the Sun Bowl.

    Normally losing the No. 3 running back isn’t a big deal, but the Beavers are most likely without starter Jacquizz Rodgers as he recovers from a second-degree AC joint sprain.

    That leaves redshirt freshman Ryan McCants as the only experienced running back on the roster.

  270. Garret December 16, 2008 10:00 pm

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

    There is a move towards a $3 trillion bailout that would enable just about everyone in the US to refinance their mortgage with a 30-year fixed 4.5% loan! That would give US consumers more money to spend for the long-term and it would drive up property values. This would be better than giving out checks to everyone again, as those checks don’t do any long-term good.

  271. Garret December 16, 2008 10:00 pm

    DARPA moving to Phase III for their program for killer robots that can continue fighting even when damaged. This really does feel like the early stages of a Terminator movie…

  272. Garret December 16, 2008 10:01 pm

    The slowing market for new cars has resulted in Toyota delaying when they will start operation at their new Prius production plant in Mississippi. The plant is already 90% done and Toyota has already spent $300 mil on it, but now the plant won’t begin operation until 2012 or later. That is really too bad because I’m sure that the people in Mississippi would have liked those jobs!

  273. Garret December 16, 2008 10:01 pm

    Wirefly announced the winners of the most embarasing moments with your phone contest…the winner was walking down the aisle with her Dad during her wedding when her cell phone went off! Her ringtone of “Girls just want to have fun” didn’t help either!

  274. Garret December 16, 2008 10:02 pm

    Free play links pau. I left out the breakthrough in bird flu treatment because I figure I needed to count the earlier free play link I posted.

  275. al December 16, 2008 10:02 pm

    bighf2…..hmmmm. ask kekoa. i think it was 20lbs.

  276. d1島 December 16, 2008 10:16 pm


    Free play links pau. I left out the breakthrough in bird flu treatment because I figure I needed to count the earlier free play link I posted.

    Just leave us hangin’, eh?

  277. kymrykauai December 16, 2008 10:39 pm

    Mahalo brew808..I must have missed those earlier posts about practices but I got it now.

  278. WarriorMojo December 16, 2008 10:40 pm

    Tom and SJ & Myki: Are you folks going to the Blog party? If so, I’ll stop by to give you your dvds. Ah, I suppose I should just check SteveM’s site.

  279. al December 16, 2008 10:47 pm

    kama krab…
    here’s the skinny on the nli

    midyear jc’ers (only) dec 17 this applies only to those jc’ers eligible to enroll in january or spring semester/trimester to a d1 program by virtue of achieving an aa degree or was previously a ncaa qualifier out of hs; colt brennan for example.

    regular nli (all others) feb 4 obviously this would be everyone else.

  280. al December 16, 2008 10:49 pm


    of course you know i am only joking. just be there okay.

  281. Kekoa December 16, 2008 11:32 pm

    kymrykauai ~

    If you call ST – he prolly could arrange something if you are planning to be on island. Coach Mack likes to make ST think he has some media influence.

    Seriously. Let him know what you have in mind, mebbe he can help.

  282. MeiLing December 16, 2008 11:48 pm


    Re: #220 ~ sounds like the theme for the Hawai’i Bowl:

    “To dream the impossible dream
    To fight the unbeatable foe…”

    Except we can beat them.

  283. manju December 17, 2008 12:26 am

    what ever happen to Gabe Tuata is UH still looking at him.

  284. Ralph December 17, 2008 2:15 am

    good morning Wafan

  285. G (China) December 17, 2008 3:19 am


    Congratulations on the article write up! Sounds very promising.

  286. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 4:35 am

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    of course you are.
    but when you trow down with da champ chump, you gotta be ready fo eat. I’ll call Kekoa and figure this out. da champs da champ! 😀

    hiya. so you coming Hilo? great.
    just maybe I can come Sunday/ still trying fo figure dat out.

  287. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 4:41 am

    Sunday 6:30 Murphys. hmmmmm

  288. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 4:46 am

    anyone seen our friend Logan Hamocon, Turf Mastah? howz da fix coming? gotta have sum big style announcement, get da team pumped samoa :mrgreen: take pikcha. go ova to da right, juk juke, split left, see da practice. 😀 c’mon ladies! :mrgreen: CLOSED. thats just a no frillz rule. :mrgreen:

  289. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 4:52 am

    nice story on Shane Austin. that bradda looked super great physically this past spring practice. LWJ and he came to play looking really guud

  290. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 4:53 am

    like Greg Alexander said,
    feeling a little rusty this morning 😀

  291. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 4:54 am

    the blog runnin slo

  292. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 4:54 am

    so where is everybody?

  293. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 4:56 am


    howzit. you up yet?

  294. wafan December 17, 2008 4:57 am

    Good morning everyone and Ralph!

  295. wafan December 17, 2008 4:58 am

    Yesterday we got all the way up to a tropical 31.


  296. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 4:58 am

    da Notre Dame peeps travel well. we gotta invite a few to come Tgate wit us, bring some crab legs an buttah! :mrgreen: give em directions to da cabana. 😀

  297. wafan December 17, 2008 4:59 am

    Snow day today.


    Add another day in June. Ugh. I hope we are open tomorrow.

  298. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:00 am

    hiya Wafan! tropical. yeee haaaa.
    how long you keep da heatahrunnin befo you get in da car?

  299. wafan December 17, 2008 5:01 am

    I believe every school district in Western Washington is now closed for the day; or at least running a 2-hour late start schedule.

  300. mano1 December 17, 2008 5:01 am

    thanks for your response (#62)…was on tvl last week. Will look for –WassupDoc’s rpts.

  301. wafan December 17, 2008 5:05 am

    bhf2 . . .

    How are you doing?!?!?! Good to see you are back after that small computer problem. Next time just show ’em who is boss and just do a Coach Mack. HA!

    Left my van running 9-minutes before the windshield and doors showed a sign of thawing. Worse part is I could not enter through the front doors — they were frozen shut. I had to crawl through the back hatch.

    Kind of glad I do not have to scrape the ice and snow, defrost the doors, and slip and slide my way to school. BUT, I still do not want to go to school for more days in June. Wah.

  302. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:07 am

    funny. XMas 69. got the job in NH. living 30 days per diem downtown famous hotel Manchester NH. met a new friend , coworker, wit an old car. we worked late the nite before and he parked his car in the street parking meter. snow all nite. snow melted, ice stuck to his muffler. he started the car the next morning and tried to drive away, and his muffler got pulled off, so he backs up the car to the exact spot of his muffler, he digs under the car and he’s under his car to wire up the muffler, and the snow plow comes along and buries/blocks the driver side of the car.

    i came along and herd him yelling. 😆 mylo james


  303. wafan December 17, 2008 5:10 am

    About 7″ on the ground and it is still coming down hard with compact snow and ice underneath. This is getting bad.

    It will be fun to see all the clowns with SUV’s and 4-wheel drives who think they can go faster. Yep, they can! They just cannot stop any faster than the rest of us so they usually end up in a ditch.


    When the truckers are going slowly that should be a clue to others.

  304. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:11 am

    i remembah doze kine dayz.

  305. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:13 am

    so where you exactly, wafan.

  306. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:14 am

    i heard one gondola tower crashed at Whistler. bummer for XMas.
    very pretty spot.

  307. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:15 am

    you out da door, Wafan?

  308. wafan December 17, 2008 5:18 am

    bhf2 . . .

    South Puget Sound.

    Some of those people were stuck on the ski lift chairs for several hours. Yes, they were exposed to the weather. Yikes! That must have been brutally cold. Our weather is coming out from Canada.

  309. wafan December 17, 2008 5:20 am

    bhf2 . . .

    I think my computer took lessons from your old computer. HA!

    Thing froze up. So I had to open another window get back in. Geez.

    And, no. I am not going outside until the sun comes up — not that the temperature will go up but I will be able to see how pretty everything is!

  310. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:27 am

    south puget sound? which part of south puget sound?

    i like map you, get da feel ah da cold. 😀

    few years ago i was at Whitler for XMas. i went skiing XMas day.
    Whiteout. my friend took off down the slope, i was on top Whistler.
    i took off but kept falling down. maybe i’ll go dat way, i said to myself, by the treees. i went from green to blue. 4 dark thirty, was really dark, nobody around. i stay tinkin, help help. but i too proud to say anything, just walking in deep snow. dark. i mean dark. den i hear somebody yelling HALL OOOOOOOOOOO HALL OOOOOOOOO. ski patrol. put me in a big cat wit long rubbah tracks. took me to da lifts. got back to da room at 5:30. my friend was waitin fo me, wonderin where i wuz all day. we’re not togedda anymore. 😆

    i shudda been a writah! 😆

  311. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:29 am

    i laugh everytime i tink ah Whistler. my wife let me go find myself. truth is, i got lost. timing is everything. 😀

  312. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:33 am

    Olympia is on South Puget Sound. is that where you are?

  313. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:34 am

    Are you in a college town?

  314. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:38 am

    wafan wafan wea you stay? talk to me good buddy! 😆

    okay, Coach no like us go practice, distract da crew. 😆

    main thing, Greg Alexander and crew don’t think we’ve abandoned them, jump ship, nonsense stuff like dat.

    come hell o hi watah, i goin be yellin at da buggaz Xmas eve in da stadium by da tunnellll. yeeee haaaaaaaaa!

    Go Warriors!

  315. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:48 am

    South Bend Tribune Sports links up to the Irish Bank of Brothers. Good read, Hawaii 5-0 Part 3. Recapping our season, giving us respect. Classy doze guyz. i love dare unis. and their cheerleaders. 😀

    going be good fun next week. maybe I should remind dem dat St. Mary’s is a girls’ school. 😀 stir em up. 😆

  316. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:53 am

    going be drivin around Honoruru unda covah in one old truck next week.
    yeee haaaa! bettah dan budget. free! nobody goin notice Tues when I sneak into lower campus. 😀 look like yard service. 😆

  317. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:54 am

    me an cuz goin tear up Shinsho Tei next Tues eve. Pride goin hear new renditions like he neva herd befo. 😀

  318. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:56 am


    1st call, Shinsho Tei Tues eve. @8ish. or Genji’s. i no kea. just your company woujld make my day. 😀

  319. bighilofan2 December 17, 2008 5:57 am

    i just love these kind monrnings when everybody sleeps in, leave da playruum all fo me. 😀

  320. wafan December 17, 2008 6:13 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Hi. Sorry I had to take care of a few things outside.

    Around Olympia is where I am. When I first moved here it was a nice little college-type town with lots of trees and open areas. Now, lots of buildings and roads. So sad.

    If I ever move again in Washington it will probably be out further away from the cities. Too crowded, noisy and expensive. Oh well. The alternative is to move back home. I wonder how it all plays out?

  321. wafan December 17, 2008 6:15 am

    Note to self.

    No wea rubbah slipah ou’si wen ge da kine on top da groun. Frozenated my toses.

    Looks like Hawai’i will be in the upper 70’s today!

    Please send some our way.


  322. jm2375 December 17, 2008 6:20 am

    Good morning bhf2 & wafan!! Waking up da chikkins again bighilo?

    wafan – I feel your pain. Washington DC – half an inch of snow on the ground and everyone’s allowed to come in late, schools close, traffic comes to standstill….

  323. wafan December 17, 2008 6:21 am

    The last time I visited Whistler was 20+ years ago during the summer. It was absolutely beautiful.

    It is a good thing you are still with us after getting lost in the snow at night. Dang! Your buddy was sure “nice” guy. Not!

    While you were visiting that area did you take a walk across the Capilano Bridge or visit Stanley Park/Zoo? Those are some of my favorite areas in BC. Out in Victoria I like all of the gardens and Victoria city. Ride the horse-drawn carriages for a cool tour, too!

  324. jm2375 December 17, 2008 6:22 am

    Eh HA tekkies – da clock stay fast again!!! fix em!!!

  325. jm2375 December 17, 2008 6:24 am

    OK, time to go over da mountain and off da cliff. Busy day at work. BBL

  326. wafan December 17, 2008 6:25 am

    Hey, jm234389.98938423462384923429!

    FInally up?

    Only 1/2″? Funny how normally intelligent people act like aggressive animalistic idiots when it snows. They are late so they go faster (into the ditch). HA!

    Me? I stay home and venture out only when it is absolutely necessary.

  327. Kekoa December 17, 2008 6:57 am

    BHF2 ~ Let me know when you want to ski Whistler again. I get Condo there you can use. I make special price with all day pass for Gondola and lifts free if you bring your own rescue rope ladder!

  328. Ralph December 17, 2008 10:40 am

    wafan cars have hatch back that you can fit through?

  329. Kalani December 20, 2008 6:44 pm

    Anyone going to the party honoring David Veikune at tiki’s on the 28th? I saw it on SportsHawaii. He is being honored as the Athlete of the Year!! I’m planning to take my whole Ohana.

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