LeBron’s not Colt

This whole LeBron James decision show reminded me — on a local scale, of course — of Colt Brennan’s news conference in 2007.

Deep down, I was hoping James would stay in Cleveland, much like how it was important to UH fans that Brennan return for his senior season.

James, as expected, chose Miami

Sympathy to Cavalier fans.

Here’s Colt’s news conference.

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7-pettineMike Pettine, Mike Smith

Mike Pettine, defensive coordinator of the New York J-E-T-S (Jets! Jets! Jets!), yesterday led a discussion/workshop with the Warrior football coaches. The workshop, in addition to an upcoming internship with with the Cincinnati Bengals, should be helpful to Dave Aranda, starting his first year as UH defensive coordinator.

Pettine is in town for the tomorrow night’s fourth Hawaii Football Scholarship Dinner at the Honolulu Country Club. (Call 224-0911 for ticket information.) One of the unique auction items is something called the Warrior experience, in which a person can attend team meetings, travel on the team bus and receive a field pass for a home game.

* * * * *

Good to hear that former UH quarterback Michael Carter has rejoined the Kapolei High football coaching staff.


* * * * *

A very smart  friend said UH should start its own sports channel … and put it on channel 808.

* * * * *

Avis has chosen Hobes Malmsbury as the winner of a $25 RainBowTique gift certificate. E-mail me with delivery instructions.


  1. kama krab July 8, 2010 7:10 am


  2. duffer aka Ace (iPhone) July 8, 2010 7:11 am

    Good morning TSAIKOS

  3. Shoko July 8, 2010 7:11 am


  4. kama krab July 8, 2010 7:13 am

    With the workshop and internship, both sould give Coach Aranda alot of experience going into his first season as DC.

  5. kama krab July 8, 2010 7:15 am

    Howzit Duffer and the rest of the Tsaikos.

    Oh and belated congrads duffer on the ACE.

  6. Garret July 8, 2010 7:20 am

    Getting advice from NFL coaches can only help Coach Aranda. It will be interesting to see the changes that Aranda makes with the Warrior D this season.

  7. Garret July 8, 2010 7:21 am

    Masoli will not be going into the Supplemental Draft and he may end up at a WAC school like La Tech.

    The Oregonian confirmed on Wednesday that Masoli, despite a recent NFL.com report to the contrary, will not enter the NFL Supplemental Draft that will be held July 15.

    Instead, it appears the player is more likely to attempt to return the the college ranks somewhere. Masoli recently visited Louisiana Tech, in Ruston, La., as he considers the next step in his athletic career. If Masoli decides to make a comeback to college football he would have to sit out the 2010 season unless granted a waiver by the NCAA.

  8. Garret July 8, 2010 7:24 am

    ESPN’s 12-year agreement with the ACC will make the ACC’s nonrevenue sports like softball get significantly more exposure than nonrevenue sports from other conferences. ESPN will have $1.86 billion reasons to promote ACC teams.

    An expanded commitment to the league’s 22-sponsored Olympic sports with regular-season and championship telecasts, highlighted by baseball, softball, lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer

    ESPNU: A package of regular-season events will be televised annually, highlighted by lacrosse, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer and others.

    ESPN3.com: Numerous, exclusive regular-season events plus simulcasts will be offered annually, including lacrosse, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, and others.

  9. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 7:27 am

    I saw the crawler on the ESPN/ACC deal this morning; thanks for giving it a little more clarity, Garret.

  10. chopsueyboy July 8, 2010 7:29 am


  11. chopsueyboy July 8, 2010 7:30 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  12. ai-eee-soos July 8, 2010 7:30 am

    Great to have NFL connections. Helps our players get a foot in the door.

  13. Shoko July 8, 2010 7:30 am

    Did you know the odds, and this may vary, of hitting a hole-in-one is 1 in 45,000. Pretty amazing when it happens. I would definitely put that ball in a glass case!

    I heard Masoli is challenging the marijuana citation. From my understanding, Masoli was driving and the marijuana in question was found in the vehicle (glovebox). His pasenger, if not mistaken, was released. Wonder if the reason why Masoli is challenging the charge is because it wasn’t his? And the drama continues…

  14. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 7:36 am

    Here’s the connection:
    Pettine was with the Ravens. Mike Smith was with the Ravens before serving as a UH graduate assistant. Smith is now a defensive assistant with the Jets.

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 7:37 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Knowledge is power. Aranda needs to soak up as much of it as he can with Pettine. Connections the NFL are a good thing, I hope Pettine likes what he sees in Brashton Satele.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 7:37 am

    Top o’ the morning to you ACE! 😉

  17. Jack Flash July 8, 2010 7:39 am

    Is anyone else excited to see Mouse Davis back on the Warrior sideline? Mouse is in da house! All we need is JJ back as offensive coordinator, and we’re all set!

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 7:41 am

    Oh Jack, if only it could be so…

  19. ai-eee-soos July 8, 2010 7:43 am

    Rolo on BC show now.

  20. Momo July 8, 2010 7:44 am

    Have to make my Tee time in abouit 1 hour….Hope I can get my hole in one lilke Duffer.Had to blog when it made me in the top 20….

  21. Hobes Malmsbury July 8, 2010 7:51 am

    You mean I won?!

    Good grief!

    Good morning Tsaikos!

  22. Hobes Malmsbury July 8, 2010 7:53 am

    Thank you Avis!

    I do try harder!

  23. papajoe2 July 8, 2010 7:53 am

    # 13 SHOKO, I like the odds for the hole-in-one. I never had one so I think that my next turn at golf will be 45,000 or somewhat close. I’m due.:)

  24. Garret July 8, 2010 7:57 am

    It is nice to talk about UH starting its own sports channel, but looking at the obstacles that Texas faces it is hard to see how UH could make any money from having a channel. Startup costs to create a sports channel are estimated to be between $15 million and $30 million…where is UH going to get that money? Oklahoma has already spent $3 million to try to get some production facilities ready in case they want their own sports channel, but the $3 million hasn’t gotten them anywhere close the facilities needed for a channel.

    The cost of starting a Longhorn network with original programming and live sporting events could run between $15 million and $30 million. The university would need a studio with a set or sets, floor cameras and stage lighting, editing equipment, an audio board and computers.

    The larger expense is personnel. To run a basic studio-based system, UT would need a production staff, engineers, producers, on-air talent and a sales team.

    If the network takes its show on the road to cover baseball, rowing, soccer or other sports, there would be another tier of equipment such as live mobile transmission trucks or fiber cable connections, field cameras, lighting and sound equipment.

    And there would be more specialized gear back at the studio to catch and produce that content.

    “There’s a lot of infrastructure,” said Kevin Weiberg, the current Pac-10 deputy commissioner who ran the Big Ten Network almost from the beginning.

    The Big Ten bought three production trucks and has rented others.

    It built a studio from scratch out of an old Montgomery Ward warehouse in the downtown Chicago area and set up mini-studios on each school’s campus.

    “The Big Ten did everything in high-definition, and there were costs related to that,” Weiberg said. “I was the 20th person hired, and we ended up with a staff of 100.”

  25. koakane iphone4 July 8, 2010 8:02 am

    Morning all have a good day

    congrats to caranda on his jets internship

    wafan if you up join me for kope at waimalu starbucks or call me

  26. ai-eee-soos July 8, 2010 8:03 am

    Rolo, when asked if there was a pecking order at QB, said that a decision

    will be made early. Did not specifically say that this was the order, then

    mentioned Moniz, Austin, Rausch … “David Graves is something special”.

    Looks like the guy that shows the “most” early, will be in the driver’s seat.

    Good luck guys; good luck to the team.

  27. Shoko July 8, 2010 8:07 am

    Couldn’t that 15-30 million come from fees, donation or corporate programs. Isn’t that the same way most schools finance stadiums projects? What’s UT athletic fee? Is it the max allowed according to state law?

  28. papajoe2 July 8, 2010 8:09 am

    Too bad. Wie finishes the first round of the Ladies US Open at 11 over par, 82.

  29. Shoko July 8, 2010 8:11 am

    PapaJoe, good luck on that hole-in-one. Make sure you get it on tape, cause people are going to want proof! 😉

  30. Garret July 8, 2010 8:15 am


    The UT Athletic Department makes a huge *profit* every year and they give some of that money to the University (and spend the rest on facility improvements). They aren’t funding the TV network with fees or special donations…they are spending their Athletic Department profit.

    In the past decade UT spent a lot of money on facility upgrades (they spent much more on academic upgrades than athletic upgrades) instead of increasing their endowment. That *really* paid off for them when the stock market crashed and other endowments took a big hit. The facility investments have paid off into creating permanent increases in funding for Athletics (luxury boxes, increased seating, etc.) and Academics (new research facilities have attracted top-tier professors who bring in millions of funding for their research groups).

    UH hasn’t been investing in Athletic facility upgrades much over the past few decades (with key exceptions like the SSC) and the state and UH haven’t even taken care of the huge backlog of maintenance issues for the labs, classrooms, and dorms. It is hard to grow the academic side until the basics are taken care of.

  31. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 8:16 am

    I think the infrastructure is there for a UH channel.
    Oceanic/KFVE already has the live programming. It would need to add some coaches shows, roundtable discussion shows, etc.
    It also would be a good idea to make it a university channel. A lot of the Upper Campus stuff can fill the hours.
    As for money, add, say, a few bucks to your Oceanic bill, and there you go.

  32. tommui July 8, 2010 8:16 am

    GARRET: There is an interesting bit on the price war between Epic and the Oasis of the Sea in cruisecritic.com

  33. Garret July 8, 2010 8:16 am


    I think that Mack and Rolo have said the plan was for those 4 QBs to compete at the beginning of camp, with the top 2 chosen in about a week and the starting QB identified within 2 weeks of the start of camp. All the QBs need to be at the top of the game right away or they will be left behind…that gives a lot of incentive for the QBs to work hard this offseason.

  34. papajoe2 July 8, 2010 8:20 am

    Garret, I know most of the game time money will come from commercials but I really was suprized at how much a start up fee costs. What if a company like Oceanic or K5 does it and charges a premium? Will it make a huge difference since they already have the equipment? They could use UH students for most of their staff as part of their broadcast journalism class unless the unions object.
    I can’t beleive that we have commercials during the PPV telecasts of UH games. Shouldn’t the fee that we are paying cover costs of running the broadcast?

  35. Garret July 8, 2010 8:22 am


    I’m been sending reviews from cruisecritic to my family and am very happy about any price war that affects the Epic!

  36. Garret July 8, 2010 8:24 am


    I thought you were talking about UH starting a channel. If you mean that Oceanic should start a channel, that is a very different thing because Oceanic already has *some* (not nearly all!) of the infrastructure in place. Trouble is, an Oceanic channel would have the money going mainly to *Oceanic* and it would not be available to mainland fans.

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 8:27 am

    BEAT USC!!!

  38. Garret July 8, 2010 8:28 am


    It is debatable if Oceanic/K5 makes much money off its UH telecasts right now. They haven’t even gotten to the point of having every football game in HD, let alone get basketball, volleyball, softball, and the rest all in HD. Since UH has multiple games at the same time (sometimes 3 games are going on in the same night on campus in the spring), the channel would need at least 3 HD trucks…that is a *lot* of money.

    Other huge expenses would be covering road games. Getting non-football road games in HD would come with a cost that the TV market in Hawaii might not be able to support. The added travel expenses make that even more expensive…and that equipment is *not* cheap to travel with.

  39. ai-eee-soos July 8, 2010 8:32 am

    Was there a practice this morning? Any reports?


    YEAH, it’s football time.

    nevah mind talking about tv contracts for other conferences.

  40. (Jesse) James July 8, 2010 8:33 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…Congrats to Coach Aranda on his internship…never stop learning…

  41. Shoko July 8, 2010 8:45 am

    Thats one thing I like about this blog, it’s dang informative. The topics of discussion cover a wide-array of subjects, not necessarily about football, but the logistics of as well.

    P.S. This is not spam, but a genuine observation. 🙂

  42. ai-eee-soos July 8, 2010 8:47 am

    per ST: ” Good to hear that former UH quarterback Michael Carter has rejoined the Kapolei High football coaching staff.. ”

    Michael Carter – he’s one tough dude; played hurt & never complained.

    good to have him back in coaching.

  43. chopsueyboy July 8, 2010 8:47 am

    following this blog is so much better than following twitter & facebook

  44. haka July 8, 2010 8:49 am

    ditto #37 🙂

  45. koakane™ July 8, 2010 8:56 am

    wow good news for the huracanes and chernandez getting carter back should make the OIA red west very interesting.

    btw stephen know what he was up to before returning to Kapolei?

  46. Derek July 8, 2010 8:57 am

    The top 3 reasons that will lead to a successful UH football season.
    1) Very Good Quaterback Passing Efficiency (whoever it is) of at least 150%. by comparison, Colt Brennan was over 170.0%
    2) Positive turnover ratio (UH was terrible last year)
    3) Scoring in the red zone. (UH was horrible last year)

  47. madeinhawaii July 8, 2010 8:58 am

    Aloha and good morning to all!

    I suppose the first thing I’d do is check to see if other cable networks around the World would be willing to add your station to their offerings. Then I’d register the station name and identification. Following that, I’d work it into the future contracts with Oceanic. Oceanic would help build it and deploy it while receiving most of the proceeds during the initial years. As time goes by, the percentage of the proceeds gradually swings to UH.

  48. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 8, 2010 9:03 am

    Recently I received an e-mail from Coach Bob Coolen saying that he would be speaking at the Quarterback Club on Monday, July 12, about the journey to the College World Series. I contacted Herman Stern, President/Head Coach, for more information.

    For those of you who are Wahine softball supporters and can take a little extra time on Monday for the lunch, I urge that you attend.

    BTW – I never heard of the Honolulu Quarterback Club before. Stern wrote that The Honolulu Quarterback Club is celebrating its 64th year as Hawaii’s only all-around Sports Enthusiasts’ Club and one of our purposes as listed in our constitution is to promote good sportsmanship and create a better understanding of various sports.

    The Honolulu Quarterback Club Luncheon on Monday, July 12th., begins at 11:30 am at the Maple Garden Restaurant which is located at 909 Isenberg (near the corner of King and Isenberg directly across from the Old Stadium Park). There is free parking next to the Restaurant or on the street. The private room entrance is located at the rear-end of the parking lot.

    The luncheon cost is $15.00 per person for members and guests which includes tax and gratuities.

    The program itself begins around 12 noon after a short welcome. Each coach makes a 10 -15 prsentation and then will answer questions from the audience.

    The dress code is very informal, Aloha Shirts, shorts, and slippers are welcome.

    We welcome you and the “Wahine” softball team supporters with Aloha!

    Herman Stern
    President/Head Coach
    Honolulu Quarterback Club
    Cell: 808-220-6454
    Email: hermanhstern@msn.com

  49. Slugger July 8, 2010 9:09 am

    Good morning!


    I don’t think they practice on Thursdays, but ST would have to confirm. I think they are in the weight room on Thursdays?

    Are you ready for some football?!?

    Congrats to Hobes!

    Good for Coach Aranda! What are the other coaches doing?

  50. koakane™ July 8, 2010 9:12 am

    just my humble opinion but come on gangie fball season just around the corner so stop with the negative waves and refocus on this 10 season. as far as I know the warriors are undefeated and looking good so far. yea need to make some adjustment but everything will play out in the coming months so enjoy and be happy.

    au’wryte on the news of beast 😀 mr and mrs bulla show some pride and excitement j/k lol

    dpk email me a phone # so I can get a hold of you

  51. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 9:14 am

    Always good to see Koakane on the blog. He’s so happy and upbeat that it is contagious! Morning, Koakane!

  52. Manoa Mist July 8, 2010 9:15 am

    I like Graves as our No. 1 good look QB. Heard Rolo on the BC show, and I think he likes Graves too. Without a strong O-line, you’ll need a QB who can run for his life…
    And did DPK call us all bitches yesterday? 🙂

  53. koakane™ July 8, 2010 9:16 am

    Recently I received an e-mail from Coach Bob Coolen saying that he would be speaking at the Quarterback Club on Monday, July 12, about the journey to the College World Series. I contacted Herman Stern, President/Head Coach, for more information.

    just heard a loud groan, a table being pounded and feet stomping out of the room aka kazz ….. myki get you get splashed again bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  54. Slugger July 8, 2010 9:17 am

    Pomai, Ralph,

    You guys ought to go to the luncheon on Monday at Maple Garden, then. I’ll go. sjmacro & myki usually attend the Quarterback Club lunches, no?


    Thanks for the heads up on Coolen’s attendance!

  55. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:17 am

    You’re definitely correct about the red zone.
    Rolo is aware of that, and all of the 11-on-11 scrimmages end with red-zona drills. Having some leapers in Darius Bright and Greg Salas will help. UH also has some elephant packages in the works.

  56. koakane™ July 8, 2010 9:18 am

    howzit to you gigi,

    how’s mom? she was a great when I was at Damien.

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 9:19 am

    Great article on LaBoy by ST. I always enjoyed watching LaBoy play, I hope he can do good with the 49ers. He and Sopoanga together will be great fun to watch.

  58. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:19 am

    I like Graves, too. But the one criticism I’ve heard is he abandons the pocket too quickly. He can make the throws, and his scrambling can buy time. But the offense is designed for patience.

  59. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:24 am

    I’ve been to all of the unsupervised workouts, and I actually think that the offensive line has a chance to be decent. Letuli is going to be very good. Austin Hansen is under-rated. I like Brett Leonard at guard. When he was being recruited, I thought he was too, uh, friendly. Not anymore. He’s got that toughness you like to see in an offensive linemen. Lefiti is out for the opener, but he’s got that fire you like to see in a center. Right now Adrian Thomas is running with the 1s, but you have to figure that Brysen Ginlack and Chauncy Winchester-Makainai are going to play somewhere. And that Pearl City guy looks good in workouts. Hey, it’s summer, and I’ve never liked Kool Aid. But I do have a thing for Passion Orange.

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 9:24 am


    check your email.

  61. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 9:25 am

    K –

    mom has dementia, but is fine physically. She is 94. Thanks for asking.

  62. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 9:27 am


    I enjoyed your story about Travis LaBoy. I hope he plays healthy for the 49ers for MORE than a year!

  63. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:27 am

    Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays. Strength sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Fridays are the beach workouts.
    You need to see the Monday and Wednesday practices. Except for the absence of coaches, you would think they were regular practices.

  64. #2 July 8, 2010 9:28 am

    elephant packages?

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 9:28 am

    Manoa Mist-

    Yes I did, but in a loving, affectionate way. 😉

  66. chopsueyboy July 8, 2010 9:29 am


    didin’t Michael Carter open a restaurant on University Ave
    that used to be Moose Mcgillagudy (spelling error)?
    but it already closed

  67. #2 July 8, 2010 9:30 am

    congrats hobbes…it is about time you came out of hiding.
    must have been at least a week and a day that i last saw you.

  68. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:30 am

    Good health is just something that comes with no guarantees.
    The guys in the office always ask me if Tommy Heffernan is doing a good job because it seems there are fewer injuries. The players tell me he’s doing a great job. But as far as injuries relating to good job, not sure of the correlation. I know a lot of muscle injuries during games come from lack of stretching or proper hydration. Each player has to know his body, and what he needs to do to get ready.

  69. madeinhawaii July 8, 2010 9:34 am

    Hmmm… 45 years ago when UH was still trying to rebuild their football program that they killed in 61… Clark Shaughnessy the father of the T-formation flew in to give Hawaii a leg up. Today it’s Mouse Davis, the father of the Run-n-Shoot.

  70. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:35 am

    He bought East Side Grill, which actually was a cool little place. But I guess he didn’t realize the depth of the debt, and he couldn’t make a go of it.
    Didn’t I read somewhere that only one out of every five new restaurants make it to the fifth year? Or something like that.
    But he has a job as a stevedore, and his wife runs a pretty successful halau, so I’m pretty sure he’s doing OK.
    I’ve always like Carter. Tough guy. Pretty insightful, too.

  71. madeinhawaii July 8, 2010 9:36 am

    And why is so little written regarding Young Suk Ko who was instrumental in getting UH to reinstate the football program in 1961? Looks like he went on to head the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City and Country of Honolulu for a while.

  72. madeinhawaii July 8, 2010 9:37 am

    Oops.. 1962… 1961 was the year it was abolished.

  73. haka July 8, 2010 9:39 am

    elephant packages?

    how ’bout bumbucha packages?
    or yokozuna packages?

  74. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:39 am

    Rolo will be good because 1) he’s being given the autonomy to call the plays. 2) he’s a chess guy who understands that sometimes you have to call one play to set up a bigger play. 3) he’s fearless

  75. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:40 am

    Bumbucha packages. I love it.

  76. madeinhawaii July 8, 2010 9:42 am

    Eeeks.. just read the fine print… Let’s hope Mouse does better than Shaughnessy did. LOL

  77. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:42 am

    We had a fundraiser for AUW a few years ago. Robert Kekaula donated bumbucha laulau — stuffed with pork, chicken, beef. Big suckers. We were supposed to sell them for $5 apiece. But somebody screwed up on the scrip prices, and they ended up going for $2.50 each. We sold a hundred in about five minutes. Some people were buying 10 at a time.
    Hey, as Rocky said, sometimes charity hurts.

  78. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 9:43 am

    I don’t know about you but I am scared, because both coordinators are entering their 1st year as coordinators. Will their inexperience show? It’s such an iffy situation.

  79. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:44 am

    Parks and Recreation?
    Love that show.

  80. madeinhawaii July 8, 2010 9:44 am

    Elephant? Bumbucha? Yokozuna? … eh.. just call it the Volcano package… We form a V… and explode up the middle.. no?

  81. madeinhawaii July 8, 2010 9:44 am

    or…. KILL-auwe- ah!

  82. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:44 am

    It is dicey. But Rolo has Mouse and Aranda has Mack, Miano, Tormey and Cal Lee.

  83. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:45 am

    No. 80:
    And kick some ash?

  84. madeinhawaii July 8, 2010 9:46 am

    “ash” right! I lava it!

  85. ai-eee-soos July 8, 2010 9:47 am

    ST: Thanks for the practice schedule.

    ditto on the “elephant” package – I can visualize the combos of backs.

    The blockers must WANT to block, and gotta be able to fire out.

    The ball carrier gotta be guy who’s best at finding the seam, and be able to take hard hits.

    Reminds me of the old NY Giants; can’t remember their names. they used

    to pound it when near the goal line; the term Red Zone wasn’t invented yet.

    Hoo !!! – looking forward to a promising season.


  86. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:48 am

    This is an all-in season, anyway.
    Might as well put it all down and see what happens.
    You win, glory.
    You lose, well, it won’t be pretty.
    But Hawaii deserves — needs? — a good football season.

  87. al July 8, 2010 9:50 am

    hey, they gotta start somewhere, sometime…don’t they?

  88. haka July 8, 2010 9:50 am

    jj’s red zone bumbucha packages on the 2 yard line:

    1) put in your bumbucha linemen, bumbucha running back, bumbucha qb under center and….throw a 2 yard out to the “little” left slot (davone bess special).

    2) see #1
    3) see #1
    4) see #1
    5) see #1

  89. ai-eee-soos July 8, 2010 9:51 am

    Slugger – Thanks for the input.

    In fact, any bit of input from anyone is greatly appreciated.

    YEAH !!!. I’m looking forward to a promising FOOTBALL season.

  90. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 9:53 am


    Will Mouse be coaching the QB on the field during the games? Or is it the receivers?

  91. Pride. July 8, 2010 10:24 am

    Manoa Mist:

    July 8th, 2010 at 9:15 am
    I like Graves as our No. 1 good look QB. Heard Rolo on the BC show, and I think he likes Graves too. Without a strong O-line, you’ll need a QB who can run for his life…
    And did DPK call us all bitches yesterday?

    Yes, DPK did call all of us “bitches”.

  92. (Jesse) James July 8, 2010 10:30 am

    DPK…u better watch out Pride is on the prowl…. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  93. d1島 July 8, 2010 10:32 am

    Congratulations Hobes Malmsbury!

  94. d1島 July 8, 2010 10:42 am

    ….didn’t know much about the dinner tomw night so I looked it up.

    It’s being presented by Na Koa.

    Your generous contribution to this event will directly support UH football by funding summer school scholarships for UH football scholarship student-athletes. Summer school is a vital off-season activity that allows the program to keep our athletes on track to earn their degrees while staying in the islands to continue their off-season workouts as a team.

  95. d1島 July 8, 2010 10:44 am

    …it also helps support the future of the program.

    Additionally, proceeds raised will also be used to support other football needs such as equipment, technology and staff resources. By supporting this fundraiser, you also enable our football program to make it affordable and possible for local youths to attend this year’s Hawaii Football Camp for a fraction of the cost.

  96. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 8, 2010 10:47 am

    How much are the tickets? Neither the notice in the weekly e-mail nor the annoucements elsewhere mention the cost. I left a voicemail message on two of the phone numbers listed in the announcement but no one returned the call.

    Guess if you have to ask, you cannot afford to go.

  97. d1島 July 8, 2010 10:48 am


    Tables of 10 start at $1500.

  98. chawan_cut July 8, 2010 10:57 am

    I miss Moose’s/Liquids/Eastside Grill.

  99. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 11:26 am

    I like the term “elephant packages” better. Ya know, like have Coach Rolo do a Tarzan yell from up in the booth. Coach Mouse hears the yell and starts hollerin’ “Ungawa, ungawa!!!” and the elephants go rumblin’ out on the field. Send the slot back in motion swingin’ on a vine maybe…

    Never mind. Once again I digress over much.

  100. chawan_cut July 8, 2010 11:27 am

    where’s homey? i wanna see if he read my other comedic lines yesterday…

  101. Hobes Malmsbury July 8, 2010 11:35 am

    D1: #93

    Thank you!

  102. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 11:36 am

    I mean, didn’t Tarzan used to audiblize for elephant packages when it was time to kick arse.
    Same principle I reckon.

  103. NCAA July 8, 2010 11:37 am

    Mr. DPK,

    Tsk, tsk, tsk.

  104. SteveM July 8, 2010 11:38 am

    Congratulations Hobes Malmsbury! Do you reside in Canada? If so, which city?

  105. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 11:40 am

    I can’t wait for the USC game. This season holds such great expectations and great promise too.

    I’m happy that the blogmeister likes the look of the O-line thus far. That part is key.

  106. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 11:41 am

    Congrats Hobes!

  107. d1島 July 8, 2010 11:54 am

    Mr. Malmsbury, say “hi” to Mr. Cavendish for me! 😆


    methinks he comes from the other side of the Atlantic…. 😉

  108. oldie July 8, 2010 12:02 pm


    I believe he’s from Wiltshire, England. I may be wrong. . .

  109. haka July 8, 2010 12:03 pm

    you remember what vili did to alabama’s elephant package in the north endzone!

  110. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 12:05 pm

    I see we have a couple of Google Scholars in our midst… 😉

  111. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 8, 2010 12:06 pm


    July 8th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Tables of 10 start at $1500.

    Are you saying that someone has to buy a minimum of ten tickets? Does that mean inidividuals – as opposed to corporate supporters – who want to attend will not be able to buy one or two tickets? Does that make any sense?

  112. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 12:06 pm

    haka –

    Refresh our memories, please!

  113. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 12:08 pm

    I’m trying to imagine who some of the personnel in the Elephant Packages might be. Exciting to think about the possibilities.

  114. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 12:09 pm

    Da Beast would make an excellent “elephant” down the road.

  115. MichiganWarrior July 8, 2010 12:19 pm

    Good to see Michael Carter back! He was one tough buggah, always playing (and leading) while all banged up. Some inspirational moments in UH football back then!
    I like elephant, bumbucha, yokozuna, etc. But I especially like da Volcano. While everybody is paying attention to the big eruption, the slot sneaks out through one of the many lava tubes, and breaks away for a big score!
    Go, Warriors!

  116. d1島 July 8, 2010 12:39 pm


    …recall that the Former OC used to run that when he was at Kalaepohaku.

  117. madeinhawaii July 8, 2010 12:48 pm

    d1, Doc…

    From what I remember it was $150 a plate. Groups and families could reserve tables for ten at $1500… There were larger tables too.

  118. haka July 8, 2010 1:04 pm

    #112 dpk

    If my elephant memory serves me right, Vili and the Alabama mascot were taunting each other and Vili called him out. The ‘Bama pachyderm then stomped toward Vili in the endzone with hands on hips. Vili then proceeded to wrestle the reluctant “package” to the turf and tapped him out. 🙂

    I guess from then on Vili had to tone down his mascot engagements. 🙂

  119. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 1:10 pm

    I shouldn’t have deleted spam from Pharmacy Tech.
    PT might want to join the WAC in the future.

  120. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 8, 2010 1:11 pm

    D1- MIH

    Mahalo for the information. Will take a pass on the event unless someone drops a chunk of change on my head in the next 48 hours.

    Ouch!! Can you imagine how much $300 in pennies would weight.

  121. haka July 8, 2010 1:11 pm

    you’re on drugs!

  122. oldie July 8, 2010 1:14 pm


    Better to Google than be accused of not Googling

  123. LizKauai m/ July 8, 2010 1:17 pm

    #29 – Shoko. If papajoe videos his Hi1 and we see it, does he owe all of us a cool beverage? 😆

  124. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 1:19 pm

    Liz, let’s all have champagne!!!

  125. Pomai July 8, 2010 1:19 pm

    Hawaii Football Scholarship Dinner is not meant for the little guy, at $150.00 a pop.

  126. d1島 July 8, 2010 1:21 pm


    Tsaiko cc’s and tailgates aren’t really meant for little appetites! 😆

  127. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 1:24 pm

    What time does the USC game start? 3 pm or 5 pm?

  128. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 1:28 pm

    d1, thanks.

    guess I won’t be able to attend the tailgate, as hubby will work til 4:30.

  129. d1島 July 8, 2010 1:30 pm

    Come after the game…

    …you’d be amazed at who shows up!

  130. Kazz July 8, 2010 1:32 pm

    Michael Carter.

    Arguably the “best” QB the University of Hawaii has ever had???

    I’m on the fence about this one. You’ve got Colt in all his media madness and Heisman glory, then you have Michael Carter with his blue collar work ethic and historic battles against BYU and the big 1992 Holiday Bowl win.

  131. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 1:34 pm


    I can imagine the traffic jam after the game, though.

  132. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 1:35 pm


    Weren’t you a toddler when MC was quarterback at UH? LOL

  133. LizKauai m/ July 8, 2010 1:37 pm

    In the spirit of our guy Colt’s team- how about calling the awesome O-Line “Na Pua’a”, the Hogs!


  134. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 1:39 pm

    Liz is a Colt maniac!!!

  135. SteveM July 8, 2010 1:41 pm

    July 8th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I believe he’s from Wiltshire, England. I may be wrong. . .

    Oldie –thanks, I missed that, only recalling a “north of the border” reference. So unless he says otherwise, will list him in Wiltshire, England. Only one other known poster from England, now that 22London is 22Tokyo 🙂

    Listing of known mainland/international posters is at:

  136. Kazz July 8, 2010 1:43 pm

    I was 9 years old in 1992.

    Not quite a toddler. 😎

  137. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 1:48 pm


    Wow your list is pretty comprehensive. I am especially impressed that there is a poster in Naples, Italy. Looks like he is a native Italian, too, judging from his name.

  138. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 1:50 pm


    That makes you 27 this year?

    Oh, to be young again!

  139. d1島 July 8, 2010 1:57 pm


    The interesting ones drop by long after traffic dies down…

  140. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 2:01 pm


    so say the USC game ends at 8:30 pm or so, how late will you folks be at the tailgate?

  141. NCAA July 8, 2010 2:06 pm

    Assuming they are present day pennies, ~ 165 lbs.

  142. (Jesse) James July 8, 2010 2:40 pm

    gigi #142…about 1 a.m.

  143. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 2:53 pm


    We might be there if David is not too tired from work. Sounds like fun.

  144. RainbowCliff July 8, 2010 2:56 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, UH football over the years has had many fine quaterbacks over the decade as Alex Kaloi, Jeff Duva, Mike Stennis, Bernard Quarles, Raphel Cherry, Gregg Tipton, Warren Jones, Garrett Gabriel and of course Carter, Robinson, Rolovich, Chang and the most celebrated of them all Mr. Colt Brennan !

    All the mention above were very unique in their own era with good accuracy from all areas of the field as running capabilities from Stennis, Cherry, Gabriel and Carter were outstanding scramblers for their perspective team with the early era having a running game as the rns was non existance as the EYE formation and triple option was the focal point of the offense.

    Robinson, Rolovich, Chang and Colt were the “gun slingers” of Hawaii football as the era change with the rns

  145. Pomai July 8, 2010 3:19 pm

    Well on the best QB ever, I will have to give it to Gabriel, beating BYwho by far was the greatest game ever and for that he is the best in my book. LOL

  146. RainbowCliff July 8, 2010 3:20 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, UH football over the years has had many fine quaterbacks over the decade as Alex Kaloi, Jeff Duva, Mike Stennis, Bernard Quarles, Raphel Cherry, Gregg Tipton, Warren Jones, Garrett Gabriel and of course Carter, Robinson, Rolovich, Chang and the most celebrated of them all Mr. Colt Brennan !

    All the mention above were very unique in their own era with good throwing accuracy from all areas of the field as running capabilities from Stennis, Cherry, Gabriel and Carter were outstanding scramblers for their perspective team with the early era having a running game as the rns was non existance as the EYE formation and triple option was the focal point of the offense.

    Robinson, Rolovich, Chang and Colt were the “gun slingers” of Hawaii football as the era change with the rns being introduce to Warrior football as offensive scoring became an obsession and Hawaii fans LOVED every point being scored with large margin of victories over their league and non league opponents.

    In the final analysis Hawaii has had OUTSTANDING quaterbacks over the years in which we have been PRIVELAGED to watch their struggles, triumphs and accomplishments that lives with fond memories of many fans who watched their stellar play. We hope all is well with everyone of them as Stennis has passed away from colin cancer and Raphel Cherry has been sentence to prison UNFORTUNATELY !

  147. RainbowCliff July 8, 2010 3:22 pm

    Please excuse #146 as post 148 is complete.

  148. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 3:27 pm


  149. NCAA July 8, 2010 3:33 pm

    LeBron to Miami.

  150. tommui July 8, 2010 3:39 pm

    Lots of speculation about Hobes. I do know he is not from England or Canada. ST knows who he is but is not telling.

  151. chopsueyboy July 8, 2010 3:40 pm

    having fun reading a bunch of Tsaikos bios

  152. d1島 July 8, 2010 3:41 pm

    SC will be unranked when Hawaii beats them!

    Grant Teaff, executive director of the American Football Coaches Association, told USA Today that because the school is under major NCAA sanctions and prohibited from playing in a bowl, it will be ineligible for the poll.

  153. papajoe2 July 8, 2010 3:41 pm

    WOW!! That’s some great news! Lebron chooses Hawaii. He didn’t play college ball so have 5 to play 4. South Beach baby. South Beach? Is that Ala Moana or Waikiki?

  154. d1島 July 8, 2010 3:43 pm

    Football on TV this Sunday morning!

  155. d1島 July 8, 2010 3:44 pm


    futbol, not football.


  156. Curt July 8, 2010 3:45 pm


    Wow. Da Gibber got Lebron James? We’ll be tuff for the next 4 years. Ha-ha.

    Dats funny papajoe2.

  157. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 3:46 pm

    Did anybody besides me notice the blog format suddenly change and then change back?

  158. papajoe2 July 8, 2010 3:47 pm

    #154, d1, USC could be ranked in the AP poll as they don’t look down at probation teams.

  159. Kazz July 8, 2010 3:47 pm

    Who the hell is LeBron?

  160. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 3:48 pm

    It had shaded anlternating posts and the text was way smaller, even the first page with all the other posts was different…


  161. Curt July 8, 2010 3:48 pm

    While we’re at it, Lebron can also play slot for da Warriors too. Imagine what a slot he’d be!

  162. oldie July 8, 2010 3:48 pm


    Wiltshire is not his “true” residence. That’s all I want to say.

  163. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 3:48 pm


  164. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 3:50 pm

    Strange voodoo round here. Scott, why u messin’ wit my head?! You saw it too! Tell ’em!!!

  165. d1島 July 8, 2010 3:51 pm


    yeh, yeh, yeh….

    I suppose you also saw Princess videos from practice! 😆

  166. haka July 8, 2010 3:51 pm

    lebron would be great in the red zone

  167. haka July 8, 2010 3:52 pm

    fans burning his jersey in cleveland has got to him

  168. NCAA July 8, 2010 3:53 pm

    Calvin and Hobes.

  169. Kazz July 8, 2010 3:54 pm



    BUt for me I thought it was…. THe vApoRs 😯

  170. Kazz July 8, 2010 3:55 pm

    Is DPK sipping on some DRANK as well? 😆

    Nah but seriously, yes, the format has changed on me a few times in the past.

  171. Kazz July 8, 2010 3:57 pm

    Blah blah blah LeBron…


  172. Kazz July 8, 2010 3:58 pm

    I *USED* to respect Mr. King James…. 🙁

  173. (Jesse) James July 8, 2010 4:00 pm

    Kazz…but the question is….Do you respect (Jesse) James…???? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  174. NYUH July 8, 2010 4:00 pm

    “ko” is a feminine marker in Japanese. So I guess the translation of “Tsaiko” is Stephen’s bitch.

  175. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 4:06 pm

    It’s troubling that you equate the word “female” with b–ch.
    You probably need to be more respectful of females.

  176. Pomai July 8, 2010 4:07 pm

    But NYUH we not speking da kine japaknee we speking da queens english, en not you koa da kine.

  177. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 4:15 pm

    Long as Jesse James doesnt get sign with another city, I bespek ’em!

  178. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 4:16 pm

    Like you said Kazz, that Drank is delicious!

  179. Kazz July 8, 2010 4:20 pm


    1) Tell a women’s softball player she’s a b****.

  180. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 4:21 pm

    I don’t think we should be using that phrase.
    Somewhere we need to draw lines.

  181. haka July 8, 2010 4:22 pm

    thank you stephen.

  182. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 4:23 pm

    next time, delete him.

  183. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 4:41 pm


    LeBron said Miami will probably pay him LESS than what Cleveland offered him. I guess the lure of a championship team was too good to resist.

    He gave Cleveland his all. Now, it’s time to move on.

  184. chopsueyboy July 8, 2010 4:42 pm

    Tom Mui

    Did you know Frank Mow from your days at Maryknoll?

  185. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 4:43 pm


  186. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 4:44 pm

    Question is, if Colt had applied for the draft instead of remaining at UH, would he have remained healthy — or would he have ended up on the injured list anyway?

  187. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 4:56 pm

    Okay. Yesterday in my first post, I used the “B” word. I have heard it used in a friendly fashion before and did not mean it in derogatory way. I shall not use it again. Sorry. 😳

  188. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 5:03 pm


    As a woman, I accept your apology. I thought it was out of character for you to say that word, anyway.

  189. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 5:05 pm

    If it’s not about the money, then I think Bosh, Wade and James should each sign for $10 million per season. That will leave enough to bring in six mid-level free agents — enough to fill out the lineup and have some quality reservers.

  190. tommui July 8, 2010 5:08 pm

    chopsueyboy: I was at Maryknoll and left there in 1946 – I can’t recall Frank Mow – probably my loss in that regard.

    Who is he and what does he do? Please refresh my memory – better yet, give me back some of my memory!

  191. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 5:11 pm

    Ray Allen of the Celtics has agreed to $10 million for each of 2 seasons. But he’s old. He’s in his 30s already.

    James, Wade, and Bosch are still in their 20s, aren’t they? They are in their prime!

    Oh, I am so excited and can’t wait to watch them play.

    TV people said James won’t be able to play like Jordan; he will have to play like Magic.

  192. d1島 July 8, 2010 5:14 pm

    I’m ready for football.

  193. d1島 July 8, 2010 5:16 pm


    So will there be less of a need to “plan” your time out activities in the press box this coming season?

  194. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 5:19 pm

    I think Im at that age where I need more timeouts.
    I had too big of a drink at the movies last night. After that, went to pick up some stuff at Walgreen’s. But they had trouble doing a price-check, and so I was bouncing up and down, like I was ready to pull a holdup. The combination of A/C and price checks is not good for a full bladder.

  195. d1島 July 8, 2010 5:21 pm

    It seems that there should be more room up there now…

  196. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 5:21 pm


    you remind me of David. haha

  197. d1島 July 8, 2010 5:22 pm

    Are you going to the football dinner tomorrow?

  198. wafan July 8, 2010 5:26 pm

    Maybe you should have product tested the Depends at Walgreen’s?

  199. wafan July 8, 2010 5:27 pm

    200, too!


  200. wafan July 8, 2010 5:33 pm

    Gosh, difficult to keep up when having to hop into and out of pirated wifi signals. Worse is when they crash their own server.

  201. wafan July 8, 2010 5:36 pm

    Congratulations Hobes Malmsbury! Whoo-hoo for you!

    As I recall, Thomas Hobbes of Malmsbury was a philosopher from the late 1500’s England. I need to look it up.

  202. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 5:43 pm

    If Hobes were really from Canada or England, how in the world would he be able to redeem his gift certificate here? He must be local.

  203. d1島 July 8, 2010 5:49 pm

    I believe Rainbowtique does on-line sales.

  204. Bulla July 8, 2010 5:54 pm

    whew, you know when you’re getting old when you actually have a ‘plan of attack’ for restrooms on your drive after a meal. it’s a like a built in GPS system for guys, knowing which facilities
    have quick access,
    are clean,
    minimal wait, and
    out of the main traffic flow in a store (so like when you walk in the cashier doesn’t ‘profile’ you)

    some people will laugh, but unless you’re pulling your own personal portable potty on a trailer, this is of dire consequences.

    so ST, my friend from back when i had hair, bulging biceps, and could see all ten of my toes….. i commiserate with you and know your pain, or at least your potential pain, haha

    throw in lactose intolerant, and Cold Stone adds a whole new dimension……..to your life 🙂

  205. Gus Henderson July 8, 2010 5:54 pm

    Isn’t Hobbes that baseball player that got shot on his way to play in the bigs?

  206. Bulla July 8, 2010 6:10 pm


    booby is bad?

  207. chopsueyboy July 8, 2010 6:13 pm


    Frank Mow was a family acquaintance that sold insurance.
    Strong ties with chinese community, his daughter is Queenie Mow.
    I know he left Maryknoll early because of WWII and never got his diploma until
    recently after his passing, they issued diplomas to him and a few of his classmates

  208. SteveM July 8, 2010 6:22 pm

    RE: #206

    Bulla — Yup. Next step is to plan your routes from point A to point B considering the known restrooms along the way. MickeyD’s are landmarks. Freeways are real bad if they backup. 🙁
    Also, think compact Type I Marine Sanitation Device versus porta potty on trailer. 😆

  209. NYUH July 8, 2010 6:29 pm

    Just poking some fun, of course. No disrespect meant for any Tsaiko and/or woman.

  210. SteveM July 8, 2010 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the 411 on Hobes. The email I received from our resident spy was very helpful. OK, I corrected the lists and will not pursue this matter anymore– I’m tired of seeing guys in black suits and dark glasses.

  211. jm2375 July 8, 2010 6:47 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!

    Can we stop with the LeBron talk now? I’m kinda tired of it.

    I’m ready for FOOOOTBALL!!

    I’m also ready for futbol. VIVA ESPANA!!!

    ST – #196 – bwahahahaha! been there, done that.

  212. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 6:55 pm

    Hi, jm,

    Gotta serve dinner now.

    Adios for now.

  213. protector July 8, 2010 7:17 pm


    I think it might be asking a lot for 3 players in their prime to voluntarily take a 12 to 15 million dollar pay-cut for the greater good. I remember when Jordan was making about 30 mill, Pippen was making about 6, wasn’t it? MJ could’ve given up 8-10 for his buddy to make things more equitable, but that wasn’t even considered. And Kobe would never even consider giving up a small slice to open up cap-room as he opted to threaten to leave & throw his coach and teammates under the bus before they miraculously got Gasol and now he’s happy. I wish him luck on his quest. At least the Knicks, though disappointed, respected his decision. Cleveland’s owner wasted no time with the mudslinging and fans were even burning his jersey? Wow, what a show of class; NOT! Those types of fans are no better than your standard sour-grapes losers and emotional black-mailers that constantly yell “what have you done for me lately?” I’m sure there must be some classy fans–I’ve haven’t seen or heard any evidence of it, though. I place the blame right at Gilbert’s feet for not acquiring more talent to help Lebron out; he can’t do it all on his own. I look forward to them crushing the Cavs and the Lakers with relish. Kobe-lovers, be afraid..be very afraid!!

  214. gigi-hawaii July 8, 2010 7:24 pm


    I hate Kobe, but my husband really likes him and the Lakers. We were on opposite ends of the sofa watching the finals this year.

  215. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 7:50 pm

    Its about the money, folks!

  216. Pomai July 8, 2010 8:10 pm

    It’s ridiculous the amount of money these guys make, then they think their better than anyone else. I think they all should take a 80% pay cut.

  217. d1島 July 8, 2010 8:29 pm

    I’m ready for football.</b?

  218. Manoa Mist July 8, 2010 8:51 pm

    #189 DPK: I knew you was joking – I laughed a good one. But I too promise to not use that word on here again. We gotta draw some lines.

  219. d1島 July 8, 2010 9:00 pm

    Best “3-headed Monster” comparisons for the SEC and the Pac-10 on ESPN blogs

    In the SEC:

    1. Alabama: QB Greg McElroy, RB Mark Ingram, WR Julio Jones

    In the Pac-10:

    1. Washington: QB Jake Locker, RB Chris Polk, WR Jermaine Kearse

    (this was also Rivals.com #1 nationally)

    Season opening SC had:

    4. USC: QB Matt Barkley, RB Allen Bradford, WR Ronald Johnson

    Who will be Hawaii’s 3-headed monster?


  220. Garret July 8, 2010 9:01 pm

    I’ve mentioned several times how much I respect what Adrian Klemm is doing at SMU and how I think he’d be the perfect candidate for UH if Gordy Shaw leaves. Not only did he do a great job as an OL coach with an inexperienced and young OL last season, he is turning out to be a tireless and effective recruiter.

    Klemm is assigned to recruit several areas of California and he started off this week learning that the 6’7″, 299-pound OT that he recruited for SMU was denied admission. That must have been heartbreaking for Klemm because he put so much time with that recruit and the recruit cited Klemm as a big reason why he turned down offers from Pac-10 and Big 12 schools.

    Klemm ended his week well–he got a 4-star LB to commit even though the recruit had offers from a lot of excellent teams including Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, and U-Dub. The recruit is from LA and UCLA was said to be leading for his recruiting, fending off USC. But even though all of the Pac-10 was persistently recruiting him, Klemm got him to commit to SMU today.

    Klemm did a great job as a player for UH, has a Super Bowl ring, has proven himself as an OL coach in a similar offense, and has shown that he can get recruits in California to commit to a non-AQ school even when he has Pac-10 offers. I’d love for UH to be able to get him someday…

  221. Garret July 8, 2010 9:02 pm



  222. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:02 pm

    It’s going to be Moniz, Green, Salas.

  223. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:03 pm

    Klemm has a really good personality. I think he relates well with the young players.

  224. tommui July 8, 2010 9:05 pm

    WAFAN:#203 – a little game I play with Al – wonder if you got it before he did?
    Or did he just guess without looking for clues?

  225. d1島 July 8, 2010 9:07 pm

    Would Moore-Avery-Pettis be #1 in the WAC?

  226. tommui July 8, 2010 9:07 pm

    CHOPSUEYBOY: No bells re: Frank Mow but his daughter was a Narcissus Queen (so my wife tells me). Tiny little thing.

  227. Stephen Tsai July 8, 2010 9:08 pm

    It was nice that a stammering DPK called t apologize for using our new unacceptable word.
    I wasn’t mad.
    I was transferring my anger from LeBron,the source of the Knicks’ aggravation after a two-year chase. They wasted two seasons trying to clear cap room. And then Pat Riley goes in and — chop, chop — opens up $44 million in cap room in about two months.
    And, when I think about it, that seems to be my source of aggravation about a lot of things. How come some people can go in an affect change and achieve success quickly while others have two- or five-year plans that achieve nothing?

  228. d1島 July 8, 2010 9:10 pm


  229. Garret July 8, 2010 9:12 pm

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

    A failed experiment to make a wood-based composite product in an Oregon State research wood products lab has produced a new adhesive that might revolutionize the $26 billion tape industry! They came up with an environmentally benign product made from vegetable oils that are completely renewable sources and should cost just *half* of existing tapes (which are oil-based) while working just as well! This could be used for duct tape, packing tape, post-its, labels, stamps, and anything else that needs a pressure-sensitive adhesive.

  230. Garret July 8, 2010 9:12 pm

    DARPA is funding a project to make a *flying submarine*. The machine is supposed to be able to fly up to 70 mph and dive at least 150 feet under the water.

  231. Garret July 8, 2010 9:13 pm

    Virginia Tech students plan to demonstrate in January a pair of SUVs that have been modified to enable blind people to drive.

  232. Garret July 8, 2010 9:14 pm

    Monkeys at a research institute in Japan used tree branches to escape from their forest home that is encased by a 17-feet high electric fence. After escaping they weren’t sure what to do so they remained at the gates of the research center and were recaptured by scientists armed with peanuts.

  233. Garret July 8, 2010 9:16 pm

    It is amazing to me that Disney’s accounting claimed that the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” show had never made a profit for them (they actually claimed it lost $73 million!) even though it generated about $600 million in license and merchandising revenue and $1.8 billion in advertising revenue. By claiming a loss, Disney didn’t have to share any profit with the creators of the show, but a jury just awarded those producers $270 million in damages.

  234. Garret July 8, 2010 9:17 pm

    Free play links pau.

  235. d1島 July 8, 2010 9:18 pm

    Gee Garret,

    Those monkeys seem so much like many of us who yearn to escape our jobs! 🙄

  236. Ralph July 8, 2010 9:25 pm

    Pat Riley had a vision and he made it happen by being proactive. Like you mentioned, he cleared salary cap room, now he had the chips to play with, then he went after the pieces he needed to make the Heat a winner. He was successful because he had a plan. Now if UH has a plan and execute it from summer workouts and beyond, we can beat USC.

  237. Ralph July 8, 2010 9:39 pm

    or work for peanuts

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  239. Ralph July 8, 2010 9:45 pm

    Klemm is making inroads in SoCal, with Eliminian on board, SMU will have two people familiar with SoCal. I am not sure if Eliminian can recruit face to face, but he can get leads and up dates with contact with coaches and friends.

  240. Slugger July 8, 2010 9:46 pm

    tommui & chop-soo-wee-boy, (just reminded me of being in the Ozarks)

    Did Frank Mow had a kid named Leslie who went to MHS?

  241. Slugger July 8, 2010 9:47 pm

    blech – had = have or present tense: Does he have…

  242. Whodaguy July 8, 2010 9:53 pm

    That’s “effect” change. (Just keeping you on your toes from far away).

  243. Da Punchbowl Kid July 8, 2010 10:08 pm

    Thinking about Tsai’s post about Colt. Yeah. LeBron’s no Colt. Not many people, athletes or otherwise, are.

    When Colt came back for his senior year, I think it was one of the most selfless acts I’ve ever seen anyone make. He left a lot of money on the table in order to follow his heart. I pray he has a break out year this season. He truly deserves it.

    Here’s to you, Colt! A nobler Warrior there never was.

  244. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 8, 2010 10:34 pm

    Go LeBron!

    Hey I have a female dog.

  245. Bigislandkurt July 8, 2010 10:59 pm

    speaking of the oline, what ever happened to Kainoa LaCount?


  246. jm2375 July 8, 2010 11:21 pm

    Evening people.

    Playing with my new toy – new Droid phone – Backflip.

    On the Animals this pm, they were talking about some theory about predicting how successful a college qb would be in the NFL – the 26-27-60 rule. Min Wonderlic score of 26, min games started = 27, min completion percentage = 60%. What was Colt’s Wonderlic score?

    (Tebow scored a 22, or so they say)

  247. Pride. July 9, 2010 12:28 am

    Matt Ryan scored a 32
    Colt Brennan 24
    Chad Henning 22
    John David Booty 14

  248. jm2375 July 9, 2010 12:33 am

    Pride. – a 24? really? ouch.

  249. Pride. July 9, 2010 12:36 am


    Colt Brennan: 24 -35 -70.5

  250. Pride. July 9, 2010 12:37 am


    jm, I think the 70.5 is more important than any other numbers.

  251. mctruck July 9, 2010 12:44 am


    thanks for that, “peanut-gate” report,(#234)……funny.

  252. Pride. July 9, 2010 12:45 am

    Colt needs to find someone that will just let him play. Why fiddle with someone’s fundamentals if the fundamentals that they already have produces positive results. He was the most accurate passer at the combine yeta no one believed that the was an NFL quarterback. You’ll never know how well someone is until you give him a chance. Tim Chnag never got a chnace, Chad Owens never got a chance, and so far Colt Brennan hasn’t had a chance. Yet the league gives guys like JaMarcus Russell tons of reps and opportunities. Go figure.

    “Look Like Tarzan, Play Like Jane.” – There are many intrinsic qualities that make up a good football player. But a player needs a chance to showcase those qualities in real game situations.

  253. mctruck July 9, 2010 2:26 am

    Cav’s owner, Dan Gilbert pulling out all of the pent-up dirty laundry bout Lebron now that he is losing his, “CASH-COW.”
    If Lebron had choosen to remain in Cleveland….then not a word…..shhhhhhh!!

    If Gilbert was really concerned about Lebron getting an NBA championship title, he should have gotten serious earlier and gotten Lebron a much better supporting cast. Lebron took a substantial loss in pay to go with Miami. It is very interesting that thus far, Lebron has not bad mouthed and blamed any of his teammates lack of talent to take it over the hill, so to speak, nor bad mouthing the owner/organization in Cleveland.

    If there’s anyone who needs to look in the mirror for some serious answers, it should be Dan Gilbert….he just plain dropped the ball on his end….that’s who the fan’s need to disssssss.

  254. RainbowCliff July 9, 2010 2:55 am

    #229: Mr Tsai may I help you with your sincere question: New York was after Lebron ever since the begining of his anticipated free agency and in fact was leading by popular vote from media and fans ALL over that he will play for Madison Square Garden BUT they don’t have a championship team.

    Pat Riley has ALWAYS been known to get talent and is highly respected among the NBA brass as a shrewed negotiator with GM skills and knows how to maneuver BIG money around the cap as the Knicks has been doormat with lousy moves in their administration as Isiah Thomas really ruin their franchise with his arrogance and signing marginal players to BIG time contracts.

    Dwayne Wade was the key to Miami as getting Bosh on board was significant as LeBron played with the two during the Olympics and they all came in the league together as good friends KNOWING that this day will come for their free agency signing gala event !

    Lebron wants to WIN a championship as the three together will be a force to contend as getting pieces around them is Pat’s job and there is nobody better other then Jerry West that can do this as West mentored Riley during his showtime championship years with Magic, Jabbar and Worthy !

    South Beach is AWESOME and Miami fans will fill every seat as the “Miami Vice III” will be exciting to watch as they want to play together, WIN championships as they are in their prime, understands what is at stake and have turned away millions of dollars coming from many suitors who campaign for their services !

    We the Lakers will be right there for a 3 peat BUT Miami after next year is going to be TOUGH as the NBA powers has switch to the East Coast as Chicago, Orlando, Boston, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Boston are going to have some GREAT games with the Heat leading the way as they are built for an NBA championship as we will watch with excitement and see !

    Have a pleasant morning kind sir !

  255. RainbowCliff July 9, 2010 3:09 am

    #255 mctruck: You are RIGHT ON with all your statements concerning Owner Gilbert as LeBron gave 7 dedicated years to Cleveland as he took the franchise to places it NEVER been before with his superior talent and unquestionable dedication and love to Cleveland !

    Burning his jersey is shameful as he is not responsible for the losing ways of Cleveland as Modell, the drive and Sebastian he can’t undo all that dissapointing history as face it Cleveland has been a losing city for some time and Lebron playing bought them out of that syndrome.

    Cleveland should look at it as a time to reflect on all the good Lebron brought to the city as this is not personal, strictly business as the time we live in today with professional sport is a “money making business” as LOYALTY is a lost word today among rich professional athletes and shrewed money making owners !

    Have a GREAT morning !

  256. Stephen Tsai July 9, 2010 5:22 am

    I think it was a snub at Cleveland. If LeBron wanted to remain, he could have made a pitch to Bpsh to accept a sign-and-trade with Cleveland. Or LeBron and Wade could have gone to Chicago. But it appears that James, Wade and Bosh colluded to stay together. And knowing Pat Riley, and the way this all panned out, don’t you think Wade served as an agent for Miami in all of this? If they acted in concert before the free-agent period, at it appeared they did, then would that not be considering tampering?

  257. d1島 July 9, 2010 6:03 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice reading about how Brashton Satele has impressed the J-E-T-S (anyone else think that’s really hard to key?) to this point.


    Wondering why you chose the Backflip over the Aria? Having switched from a Fuze, I can say that it was well worth the effort to transition over to the touch-screen keyboard to get to the smaller size and better performance.

  258. d1島 July 9, 2010 6:16 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!



  259. jm2375 July 9, 2010 6:24 am

    Morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Aloha Friday. A little wet here on the Windward side.

    d1 – i like the feel of real keyboards. my fat fingers need the bigger keys. Backflip is about the same size as my winmo Blackjack, just a little thicker. Still trying to figure things out. Plus, the Backflip was less than $25 at Sams. I am not an early adopter of tech either, although I did get a Mac computer about 6 mos after it came out.

  260. Stephen Tsai July 9, 2010 6:31 am

    New post is up.

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  264. Fabian House Security July 11, 2010 2:19 pm

    Lebron James once called the King of Cleavland has now become the Benedict Arnold of Cleavland sports. The city of Cleavland pinned all of their hopes and dreams on Lebron, who simply wants a championship. Looking at the Cleavland Caviler’s roster, Lebron didn’t have much of a choice if he wanted to get back to the finals. The Boston Celtics dropped Cleavland in five games. The Orlando beat them the year before to go to the finals against LA. Given that there was no improvement in the teams roster, Lebron really stood no chance of getting back to the finals any time soon. So in a word, I give Lebron a break on his choice to leave Cleavland for Miami.

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