Junior Day

It was Junior Day at UH yesterday, and here are the results:

Player…………..,,,….Height………Weight…….Hand span………Reach
Rodney Bradley….5-11 1/2…….193………….9 1/2……………….32
Jeramy Bryant…….5-9…………….178………….9 1/4……………….29
Lametrius Davis….5-10 3/4…….187………….9……………………..31 1/4
Chizzy Dimude…..5-9 1/8………196………….9 1/4………………..30 1/2
Scott Enos………….5-7 7/8……….163………….8 1/2……………….28
Brysen Ginlack…..6-1 3/8……….316………….9 1/2……………….32 1/4
Alex Green…………6-0……………..225………….9……………………..32
Ryan Henry………..5-9…………….170…………..9…………………….31
Jake Heun………….6-0 3/8………238………….10…………………….30 3/4
Tank Hopkins……..5-8 3/4………173………….8 1/4……………….29 3/4
Laupepa Letuli……6-3 1/2………329………….10 5/8……………..34 1/2
Mana Lolotai………5-11 3/8…… 243…………10 1/4/……………..32 1/4
Mike Maracle………6-3 3/8………237………….9 1/4……………….31 3/4
Kealoha Pilares….5-10 1/4…….213………….8 1/2……………….30 3/4
Greg Salas…………6-1 3/8……….205………….9 1/8……………….31 1/2
Mana Silva…………6-0 3/4……….211………….9 3/4……………….29
Spencer Smith……5-10 5/8…….196………….8 3/4……………….30
Adrian Thomas…..6-5 1/8………307…………..10…………………..33. 3/8

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Bulla writes about the love of his life, his wife. Bomb’s away!

It is with nervous fingers that I write about Lynette Eastman, the leading member from ‘Bulla’s Bombers’, a great Tsaiko, but most of all, my better half.

She was born in an Army hospital in Wurzburg, West Germany in 1961.  Being an Army brat, she moved a lot during her early years starting in Bamberg, West Germany to Fort Sill, OK, to Schofield Barracks, HI, to Kuau (Maui), HI, to Fort Gordon, GA, to West Berlin, Germany, to Waipahu, HI, to Makakilo, Hi.

She graduated from Waipahu High School and is a card carrying Marauder. While at WHS, she was the Head Cheerleader and was involved in the Drama department as a performer and as a student director.  To this day, she still feels like she’s a director, haha.  At Leeward Community College she was a Drama and Dance major.  She performed in Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors” directed by Dando Kluever.  Ray Gin from San Francisco, directed the musical “Runaways” in August 1980 with Lynette being a lead in that production also.  This past Christmas, she played the lead as  ‘Miriam’ in our church production, ‘A Baby Changes Everything’.

Currently, she is the only ‘Area General Manager’ for AQUA Hotels & Resorts and is directly responsible for over 100 employees and their families.  Lyn has been in the Hotel business in Hawaii for over 25 years.  She spent 20 years in Maui until moving to ‘the big city’ of Waikiki in 2001.  Her leadership is reflected by having one of her very own Housekeepers win the Hawaii Hotel Lodging Association’s ‘Lodging Employee of the Year’ for the state of Hawaii.

Lyn is very outgoing, very compassionate, and loves to have fun.  Her along with her  lifelong friends of hers are called the DIVAS, and yes, they are the DIVAS.  Her laugh can be heard bouncing off of the walls at Genji’s, and I really believe that …..One day those boots are going to walk all over me…..haha

Her parents placed her in gymnastics, ballet, baton twirling and karate because she wasn’t ‘graceful’… it didn’t work, just kidding….she is very graceful and continues to amaze me as the years go by.  She is a former Mixed Doubles Racquetball Champion, winning  12 of 15 tournaments in a two year span in Hawaii.  She is the proud mother of her son Bryson, and the proud stepmother to Nik, Ryan, and Bella, and is recently Tootsie (grandma) to Arianna .

She loves football….no…I mean she looooooves football. We have traveled all over the mainland from taking Hawaii high school football players to San Antonio for the US ALL ARMY COMBINE, to UCLA Adidas Elite Invitational, Stanford NIKE Combine, All Poly Camps, New Mexico State Camps, University of Washington Camp, University of Utah Camp, Just Win Camp in Maui, Education First Game Plan Camp in Laie, and combines too numerous to mention.  When Ryan was playing at Weber State we traveled across the US from Cheney WA, to Richmond Virginia.

Now that Ryan ‘The Beast’ is home, our traveling will be only for the Warriors now, and she is happy about that.  She has such a generous and giving spirit; she has been a wonderful example of a loving and kind spirit for our children, and she always looks for the good in people.  Now that she is involved in our prison ministry, even more can I see the love she has for people from all walks of life.  Not many women have the fortitude to go to Halawa, OCCC and the Federal Detention Center to spread the Good News to those that are incarcerated.

Her husband, yours truly, has a mantra, ‘make memories, make memories, make memories….’ And I truly believe in that, because life is too short.  I know that there are angels that come from heaven, because I was lucky enough to marry one.








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Happy birthday to our contest coordinator, Avis Yasumura.


  1. al May 7, 2010 12:41 am


  2. al May 7, 2010 12:42 am

    are we using the short stick to measure these guys??
    better go check the water…our players are shrinking!

  3. al May 7, 2010 12:55 am

    quoted from the last blob postings…


    May 6th, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    Thanks BleedGreen808. I agree with you, anybody on any given day. Although i have very little experience with football, I’ve been a fan for awhile. People tend to look at things like experience and size, and speed, and 4 stars or 5 stars or no stars. But the most important thing is excecution. Of course having experience hopefully gives you an advantage in excecution. But excecution is simply doing it right, all the time. If a team can get to a point where they are doing it right everyday on every play, all eleven guys, then we will always have a chance to win the game.

    i believe that to be the edict of the always near execution perfect all time nemesis the boise state broncos.

  4. SteveM May 7, 2010 2:05 am

    Bulla — Great bio on Lyn! Filled in the blanks nicely for the most colorful of the Tsaikettes… lead bombardier, choreographer of the Karaoke Calls, and… cruiser. 😯

    Good photos with the bio… many Tsai-ko’s were present when the 2nd and 5th were taken. They are worth more than a thousand words. 🙂

    Happy Birthday Avis !!!

  5. Ralph May 7, 2010 2:46 am

    Happy birthday Avis!

    Great Bio of Lyn, another good choice in life by Bulla.

  6. Ralph May 7, 2010 2:59 am

    yup, our receivers and dbs are getting shorter, 5’8 and 5’9 dbs have their work cut out for them to stop the run of bigger backs and to cover tall receivers.

  7. wafan May 7, 2010 3:01 am

    Happy Aloha Friday!!!

  8. Garret May 7, 2010 3:01 am



    If I leave the house but left the cable box on ESPN but have the TV turned off, would that help raise the ratings? Is there a way of “cheating” it per say to please ESPN’s ratings? Or, how are ratings calculated?

    Only people who have one of the Nielsen boxes count towards the ratings, so what you have your TV turned on to doesn’t matter in the ratings. Each home that has a Nielsen box counts for a little more than 100,000 homes, and each person who watches TV in that home has their TV viewing recorded. Then, the numbers are totaled to come up with the ratings.

    It might seem crazy to use 1 person to project what 100,000+ people are watching, but pollsters do that all the time and as long as you have enough randomization in how you pick the houses things are supposed to be fine.

    A-House, when they release numbers about how many people watched a game, that is all projections based on the Nielsen viewers. That is how all commercial dollars are computed, so TV networks pay very, very close attention to those numbers.

  9. Garret May 7, 2010 3:02 am


    Great bio on Lyn!

  10. Garret May 7, 2010 3:03 am

    The CBs sure seemed to shrink (which is not surprising), but Rodney Bradley was very close to his listed height. If he can get healthy for this season, he could be another NFL prospect from UH.

  11. wafan May 7, 2010 3:07 am

    Beautiful bio of a beauty, on the inside and outside. Nice piece by Bulla and an even better job by Lyn of tackling the big softey.


  12. djmitcho May 7, 2010 3:45 am

    Good Morning from Washington DC. Gonna check out the capital today and meet Sen. Akaka. Hope everyone has a great Aloha Friday.

  13. RainbowCliff May 7, 2010 3:50 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation, Excellent write-ups on Miss Lyn and WaFan as reading the GREAT accomplishments on both of these outstanding Hawaii supporters makes me know for sure that Hawaii passion will always be a sense of beauty and it can’t be mistaken no where else as dedication, humor and intelligence will be the mantra of your success !

    Mr. Bulla and Liz Kauai have special talents as they can recognize the “GREATNESS” of people and share it among the many readers who are livid to every word, syllable and sound as my SOUL is full of joy this beautiful California morning learning and reading about good Hawaii folks who are admired and loved by “MANY” who appreciates their life, love and beauty of the “ALOHA SPIRIT” !

    Mahalo for sharing and keep the bios coming as what better way to enjoy life then to “HONOR” and speak of your good people as a kind word goes a long way in making smiles on faces as it is dear to the spirit and “RICH” to the “HEART” !

    Have a GREAT TSAIKO day !

  14. βρεω808 May 7, 2010 4:18 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ Good..Aloha..Friday..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

  15. βρεω808 May 7, 2010 4:19 am

    ~~~~•~~~~•~ ☼ ☼ ☼ Happy….Birthday..Avis!!! ☼ ☼ ☼ ~•~~~~•~~~~

  16. βρεω808 May 7, 2010 4:20 am

    ~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ❀ ❀ ❀ Happy..Birthday..Lori!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~

    Lori = Mrs. Garret 😀

  17. βρεω808 May 7, 2010 4:22 am

    😀 • 😆 .·´¯`·.¸.·• Yeah for Lyn!!! •.·´¯`·.¸.·• 😉 • 🙄

  18. βρεω808 May 7, 2010 4:24 am

    Here’s another thing that’s terrific about “Lyn” –

    Her name rhymes with ….. WIN !!! 😆

  19. βρεω808 May 7, 2010 4:27 am

    Everyone have a terrific Aloha Friday!!! 😀 8) 😆

    (especially d1島 😉

  20. Ronnie May 7, 2010 4:56 am

    Happy Aloha Friday, my Tsaiko Family!

    Bulla, that was a great write up of your better half. Your love for her and her love for people and football really shined through.

    Liz, thank you for your write up of Wafan as well. I always knew he was proud of his kids, but I realized how proud we should be of how he prepares his kids to be productive and upstanding members of society.

    I’m honored to be part of the Tsaiko family.

  21. protector May 7, 2010 5:00 am

    Terrific bio of the Beauty that tamed the Beast’s daddy!

    Predicting NFL prejudices and not knowing anything of our players, I’ll bet the scouts etc. would automatically be interested (based on pure physical statistics)
    in Greg Salas & Adrian Thomas and secondly in Mana Silva & Brysen Ginlack.

  22. mctruck May 7, 2010 5:16 am

    Just reflecting on Garrett’s blogs yesturday bout these proposed tv hookups between the PAC10/BIG 12, etc. Here’s another move by these greedy BCS conferences trying to eliminate non-BCS inclussion of the, “financial-pie.”
    I would strongly petition both congress and the NCAA to ensure that if these BCS schools follow their exclusionary plans that they pony-up the profits to include non-BCS schools compensation(s) because this looks and smells of monopoly in play.

  23. Annoddah Dave May 7, 2010 5:22 am

    ST and Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Bulla has done a creditable job on the bio. His love for “his better half” fills the page and you can see he struggled to be “objective” in his compliments. A tough assignment to write about someone you are so close to. But you can see his buttons popping as he wrote about her. A great job in giving us insight on a beautiful lady! I have seen the “bombers” in action with the head pilot in charge, what a gas!!

  24. King Katonk May 7, 2010 5:38 am

    Greetings Tsaikos…

    Wow Bulla – great write up on your wife. What an amazing woman. All the best to both of you in the coming years.

    BTW – here’s an interesting article regarding Davone Bess and newly acquired Miami teammate Brandon Marshall; it’s all about the uniform number.


  25. Paka May 7, 2010 5:40 am

    My take on the student activity fee. I can sypathize with the students. It seems as though they are against it whereas most non-students are for it. I know how pissed off I used to be when I worked at UH and the union would just deduct money out of my pay for a service in which I neither agreed to have, nor felt that it could benefit me.

  26. Pomai May 7, 2010 5:48 am

    Dear Mr. Pride It’s not a question of “will we beat USC” it’s a question of how bad we will beat them. I will stand by my pre-season prediction of 12-1 with our only lost at Colorado.

    Now for why we win over USC, 1. Because I can’t stand them. 2. We are hungry. 3. We are playing at home. 4. They have a new coach with a new system. 4. They won’t take us seriously 6. The twelfth man will show up.

  27. NYUH May 7, 2010 5:49 am

    Junior Day?

    Glad Coach is not on the radar this year. Looking forward to at least the Hawaii Bowl.


  28. Pomai May 7, 2010 5:54 am

    I feel sorry for the students at UH an most other schools, because once they finish their education an get out in the real world where they have to pay full price for their ride, they will have what we call “Sticker shock”.

  29. NYUH May 7, 2010 6:01 am

    Oh, I see, the NFL has to measure the size of their XXXXX before they will even consider following them during their senior season.


  30. LizKauai (iPhone) May 7, 2010 6:04 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Hauoli Lahanau, Avis!

    What a nice way to wake up- to the memory- makers: bulla and da bomber herself! Now I have “boots” on da brain and visions of karaoke night past and future. Mahalo, guys and glad to have you home in green again!!!!

  31. Bulla May 7, 2010 6:04 am

    mahalo for all of the kind words 🙂

    it is easy to write when you have great material 🙂 all joking aside, we are humbled by all of your aloha, mahalo!

    a good friend of ours, pastor scott sonoda, explained a concept the other day called 360 degree blessings. basically, as you bless others, not only will you be blessed, but those around you will be blessed also. how awesome is that, if everyone could just keep blessing those around you, then it would be raining blessings on everyone….interesting…..to say the least 🙂

    make memories, make memories, make memories 🙂 🙂 🙂


  32. Maverick May 7, 2010 6:16 am

    Lynette needs to be head of the UH marketing team and crunch the numbers to get all the seats filled at Aloha stadium.

    The status of a roaming GM is proven to know what it takes to sell hotel rooms. An empty room equals no revenue.
    An empty seat(s) at the stadium equals No revenue, NO cheering, NO support, NO fans, and a broken wave.

    Go Eastman Ohana, Go! Keep the faith flowing and strong.

  33. Stephen Tsai May 7, 2010 6:21 am

    I had to make an editorial decision.
    Bulla sent over some pictures in which Lyn is dressed in … purple?
    So, sorry, but this is not the Wildcat Beat blog.

  34. Garret May 7, 2010 6:23 am

    Just reflecting on Garrett’s blogs yesturday bout these proposed tv hookups between the PAC10/BIG 12, etc. Here’s another move by these greedy BCS conferences trying to eliminate non-BCS inclussion of the, “financial-pie.”
    I would strongly petition both congress and the NCAA to ensure that if these BCS schools follow their exclusionary plans that they pony-up the profits to include non-BCS schools compensation(s) because this looks and smells of monopoly in play.


    The NCAA used to have *all* college football teams to be covered under one big TV contract and the court system ruled that was illegal. Each Conference was then FORCED to go after its own TV deal. So, what is the problem for 2 conferences to work together to maximize the money they could get from a TV deal? I have no idea what legal grounds anyone could think for this…this is an example of institutions (mostly public institutions that need all the money they can get right now) doing something creative to make more money for their schools.

    Did you object to the Big 10 forming their own TV network? Notre Dame getting their own TV network to broadcast all of their games? The SEC getting $3.1 billion for their games? There is *nothing* wrong for the Pac-10 and Big 12 to work together for a TV network. In fact, the talks have been going on for months (I’ve been tracking this for at least 3 months and even posted stuff about that in this blog months ago), and most of the time the ACC was involved in a 3-conference deal…I don’t know if the ACC is out now or just overlooked in the latest articles.

    The WAC and MWC could easily have formed their own TV network back when both had their TV contracts up. However, they did NOT want to work together, even though they would have earned more money (since ESPN needed at least one of them to sign a deal) and they would be shown on national TV more with the deal (including nonconference games between the conferences that ESPN would love to show).

    The MWC did not want to work with the WAC because they want to dominate the mid-major level in the west and they think they are better than the WAC. The WAC did not want to work with the MWC since they wanted an exclusive deal with ESPN even though they basically have to give ESPN their TV rights for free at the same time ESPN was giving other conferences billions of dollars.

    UH and the WAC would have gotten more money and been on ESPN more, but the WAC and the MWC decided to not work together. So, should we blame the Pac-10 for that?

  35. Bulla May 7, 2010 6:25 am

    Aloha Maverick,

    Numbers don’t lie, the blessings overwhelm us, and bottom line in business is you get compensated for results…..bottom line. Her properties have been in the top if not at the top for occupancy in our company, and averages 1.5 over the industry occupancy reports. Luck, fate, coincidence…Noooo, It’s GOD.

    Just as men know every inch of their TV remote, she knows every inch of her property and her financials…..but she is a leader that educates and empowers those around her through compassion and aloha.

    we cannot wait to be cheering for our UH Warriors for the next 3 years….

    GO WARRIORS 🙂 🙂 🙂

  36. Garret May 7, 2010 6:25 am

    More on the Pac-10/Big 12 partnership:

    Big 12 and Pac-10 administrators and athletic directors met Wednesday in Phoenix, and afterwards Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott used terms like “strategic alliance” and “pooling TV rights” and “joint network.”

    None of it sounded terribly adversarial.

    Both conferences’ media contracts expire after the 2011-12 academic year. Both want — need — to sign new contracts that help them keep pace with the SEC and Big Ten.

    Scott’s No. 2, deputy commissioner/chief operating officer Kevin Weiberg, is a former Big 12 commissioner. Not to mention that new Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne is the son of Texas A&M AD Bill Byrne, who used to be athletic director at Oregon.

  37. Stephen Tsai May 7, 2010 6:25 am

    The last day of The Advertiser could be as early as May 31. Which leaves us about 24 or 25 more bios. Which means: Check every day, you might be next.

  38. Stephen Tsai May 7, 2010 6:32 am

    I think Junior Day is good because the NFL doesn’t get sticker shock 11 months from now.
    Laupepa Letuli posted the same numbers yesterday as he did at last month’s Pro Day. So unless players are bitten by radioactive spiders, NFL scouts have accurate readings on the Warriors.

  39. Bulla May 7, 2010 6:34 am

    I agree about the sticker shock, now it’s up to the players to go out and kick some a$$ on the field…numbers don’t lie.

  40. Garret May 7, 2010 6:41 am

    The Justice Department is wondering why NCAA scholarships are only guaranteed for 1 year. They seem to be suggesting that schools should be able to engage in bidding wars for athletes…offering different numbers of guaranteed years during the recruiting process.

    The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division is looking into NCAA rules that make scholarships renewable by schools on a yearly basis, the association announced on its website Thursday.

    Over the years, the NCAA has been criticized for not guaranteeing scholarships for up to five years. Now the Justice Department is wondering why scholarships are one-year renewable, said Kadie Otto, associate professor of sports management at Western Carolina and past president of reform-minded The Drake Group, which favors guaranteed scholarships.

    Otto told USA TODAY she was interviewed by a Justice Department attorney who floated the concept of giving schools flexibility to offer guaranteed scholarships of four years or more. That could possibly create bidding wars.

  41. jm2375 May 7, 2010 6:41 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos! Happy Aloha (Furlough) Friday!

    Great job on the bio of Bulla’s better half, Lynette, by Bulla himself.

    Long day for me. Regular work, then helping out with opening night of da keed’s play. Please come and support. See the MPI website for details.

  42. Garret May 7, 2010 6:43 am


    Some NCAA schools apparently list the exact heights and weights of their players…but most (like UH) tend to be “generous” with height numbers for some of their players. So, the NFL has to get the real numbers as part of their evaluation process.

    I like this because it is based on facts. Otherwise, the NFL might assume that UH added 1-2 inches of height to every player and some players who are listed at their actual height would be penalized.

  43. Garret May 7, 2010 6:55 am

    If the Big 10 TV Network gets 50% more subscribers by 2013, that means that they could generate $33 million or more per school!

    The Big Ten was prescient enough to be the first major conference to get into the television business. The Big Ten Network went on the air in 2007 and now has an estimated subscriber base in the range of 35 million to 40 million. It is expected to have at least 60 million subscribers by 2013.

    A 14- or 16-team league will allow for television expansion, which could be a windfall — especially if the Big Ten Network can battle its way onto basic cable in the new markets, as it has done in its current markets.

    It is possible that the Big Ten will grow to a 16- or 20-team giant, with a television footprint that reaches from the heavily populated Northeast to the High Desert Plain. And if it does expand, some very large dominoes will begin to fall.

  44. NYUH May 7, 2010 6:59 am

    Thanks for the elaboration on Jr. Day.

    Interesting that RB is the only position where shorter is better.

  45. Stephen Tsai May 7, 2010 7:02 am

    I think most Division I-A schools know the exact heights and weights. The difference is that those schools don’t allow reporters to stand two yards away recording numbers.
    Then again, this is what makes June Jones and Greg McMackin unique. They allow access to their practices and players, and they’re always available to talk. And, face it, they’re the reason this blog is different from others.
    I can’t think of very many Division I-A coaches who will take direct calls at 10:30 at night to answer questions about some of the most manini things.
    I mean, some critics might not like the way UH practices, but if you’re a Florida fan, you’re not watching a Gator practice without a satellite camera.
    Lucky you live Hawaii.

  46. Stephen Tsai May 7, 2010 7:24 am

    The first thing I do when I become king of the world is get a blog clock that isn’t 22 minutes off.

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid May 7, 2010 7:25 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    “True love holds a mirror.”
    Your reflections on your beautiful wife are spot on Bulla. She’s truly a rare blend of many wonderful things. Nice job on the Bio!

  48. Nate May 7, 2010 7:26 am


    What a wonderful testimony regarding your lovely wife Aunt Lynn. Both you and Lynn have been a blessing in our lives. A lady with a ‘BIG’ heart and always took the time to let you know that she appreciates “YOU” for who you are – not what you are. A service oriented women who exemplify the true spirit and meaning of being charitable and compassion. Always encourages and inspires others that you are “special” and to be that example to others who need a spiritual lift as well.

  49. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc May 7, 2010 7:34 am


    Will you be letting us know wassup as soon as you’ve confirmed it or will you be required to wait until the “official” announcement?

    Back to the conference re-alignments: Most schools, including Hawai`i, schedule games three to seven year out. What happens to those games?

    Mahalo for providing these biographical sketches for those of us who have limited experience in attaching blog names to faces, let alone getting the chance to find out anything about the real person behind the blog name.

  50. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 7, 2010 7:41 am

    Auntie Lynn is one terrific wahine = Bulla, you lucked out!

    Happy birthday Avis and Lori!

    Good morning all.

  51. Ronnie May 7, 2010 7:44 am

    Happy Birthday Lori!

    Happy Birthday Avis!

  52. Da Punchbowl Kid May 7, 2010 7:48 am

    Happy Birthday Lori!

    Happy Birthday Avis!

    What did I win?

  53. Da Punchbowl Kid May 7, 2010 7:50 am

    Hi Ronnie!

  54. bluefintuna May 7, 2010 7:57 am

    Last night I was listening to a radio person interviewing Tiger Wood’s reaction to his first round of shooting a 70.

    He goes on to acknowledge that he didn’t think he shot all that poorly, even though he trails the leader by four.

    In succession he give these observations about his game. It’s the last one that’s innocent but given his recent troubles it’s kind of naughty.

    “My games a little rusty.”

    “I need for the putts to start going in.”

    “It’ll take some time.”

    “Once I get a few more tournaments under my belt I should be alright.”

    Maybe I’m imagining things, but I think even Tiger took a pause after saying that before continuing on.

    Did he mention that he has to get his game back into the groove? Not yet.

  55. Buffoman May 7, 2010 8:37 am

    Okay, here’s a thought that could make the UH a “darling” of any conference.

    Given that much of the blog talk to day is of the Pac 10, Big 10 and the revenue they generate through their television packages what about this.

    UH works a deal with Rick Blangiardi’s group. They then package up UH athletics and go east, not west and sell the UH package much as the old K-5 UH package once had to folks in the east. We have KIKu and Korean programs here and I’m sure that have relationships with TV affiliates in the “homeland”. So why not open that market. This would mean that UH would have to take a leap of faith with their budget and actually go to those respective countries in pre- or post- season to play games against the respective countries collegiate teams. Harder for football but they can in volleyball (men and women), baseball (men and women-softball), swimming, diving and though some of these may be non-revenue generating in “USA” they may be big back east, thus television.

    Use people like Konishiki in Japan as he is popular and has a television show to garner exposure, make UH the Notre Dame of the east and sew up that television market.

    I’ll bet that if they are able to do it with a solid foundation, the Big 10 may come calling as that’s the untapped marketplace.

    Oh, don’t stop there, take Australia and China while we’re at it.

    Is this out of the box enough? Don’t look west to be saved, look east to be the new “darling”.

  56. Kazz May 7, 2010 8:38 am

    Dey u go BULLA!!! :mrgreen:

    One day I hope to find the happiness you and Lynette share! 😎

  57. azwarrior22 May 7, 2010 8:46 am

    Thanks for sharing, Bulla 🙂

  58. Kazz May 7, 2010 8:48 am

    Am I losing my mind? Wasn’t Rodney Bradley originally billed in at 6’3″?

    Saw him many times at the softball games all season long and while I was sitting down, I know he didn’t look 6’3″ and even at practice it was evident he wasn’t that tall, but I figured he’d come in at 6’1″. I guess my depth perception is off.

  59. Kazz May 7, 2010 8:56 am

    In case anyone is not doing anything at 11am tomorrow and will be in the Manoa area…

    Rainbow Wahine Softball FULL Scrimmage
    11am Saturday, May 8 at RWSS
    *Open to the public (per Bob Coolen on the Sports Animals radio show yesterday)

    -Will be two separate dugouts and complete with umpires.

  60. papajoe2 May 7, 2010 9:02 am

    Buffoman, good idea, but along time ago UH had a JV football team that would play foreign teams. A different team from Japan maybe would play once a year. It was not competitive at all. Imagine a JV team (not good enough or experienced enough to make the varsity) using a lot of their substitutions to just really rip it to those Japan teams. I know that the foreign teams have improved, but consistantly having 210#s lineman or even lighter, just wouldn’t cut it, playing a Div. 1 team. Keep thinking outside the box though. The TV package sounds very good for the eastern countries. You never know what may transpire from that. It cold be almost endless, especially from recruits (in all sports), sponsors, even thinking of owning a Hawaii based team (baseball, soccer, water polo, basketball, golf, etc.).

  61. al May 7, 2010 9:04 am

    nice bio’s of lyn and wafan.
    credit the writers for a job well done.

  62. al May 7, 2010 9:04 am

    some write up about davone and ryan.


  63. papajoe2 May 7, 2010 9:07 am

    Kazz, how much cost to go to the softbows game?(hahaha). You guys going have the donation box? I don’t think too many people will be attending as not much publicity about the game and its only a scrimmage. Can you keep those of us not attending abreast of the game on this blog. Mahalo Kazz for all you do for not only the softbows, but, UH in general

  64. Pomai May 7, 2010 9:10 am

    Kazz what time are you headed to the stadium?

  65. al May 7, 2010 9:11 am

    i realize that the link was referred to here before but if you got the time the comments are interesting…

  66. al May 7, 2010 9:18 am

    rather off topic for this time of the day but a compelling video of the streets of waikiki, august 14, 1945. VJ day ending ww2.


  67. Kazz May 7, 2010 9:22 am


    I emailed you but since you saw the post, you can ignore it. I’m gonna be in town anyway from 8:00am so I can be there around 10:30am.

  68. Kazz May 7, 2010 9:26 am


    I really don’t know how many people will be there as it is last minute and while the public is invited, I don’t think Coach Coolen really intended it to be a spectacle like football does, maybe in the future though?

    But should be interesting. It will be played under “real game” conditions to get the ladies ready for the WAC tourney. Also, with the team splitting into two, should be nice to see the non starters getting into the action too.

    I’ll post some stuffs on the blog via blackberry tomorrow.

  69. mctruck May 7, 2010 9:34 am

    Garrett, ur #34…

    Yes!, I did object..scratching, kicking, and screeming…but nobody listened. bwaaahahaha!!!

  70. mctruck May 7, 2010 9:38 am


    So the demise of the rest of non-BCS conferences is doomed, and the courts are playing into their hands.

  71. Kazz May 7, 2010 9:38 am


  72. A-House May 7, 2010 9:47 am


    your #8 – now, I wonder how many Hawaii residents have the “Nielsen” box? we don’t – therefore, we will not be counted as will any other Hawaii resident who does not have the Nielsen box – that’s too bad!

    then, how many Hawaii residents have a Nielsen box? hello, Tsaikos, do you have a Nielsen box for your TV?

  73. A-House May 7, 2010 9:50 am

    Ho-man, Lyn, you da High Chieftess of the clan.

    Bulla and me just, “yes mam, no mam”! We just like tink we da big shot!

  74. PowderPuff May 7, 2010 9:56 am

    What a marvelous piece on an amazing woman, Bulla. Your words really spoke straight from the heart. Happy Mother’s Day, Lyn, and all the mommies out there!!!

  75. chawan_cut May 7, 2010 9:59 am

    happy aloha friday again!

  76. chawan_cut May 7, 2010 10:01 am

    and another great bio!

  77. NorthShoreFan May 7, 2010 10:11 am

    Geeezzz…..lots of really great post from last night and early dis morn…

    Keep expanding da “Power Conferences” and those guys in Washington will step in. It’ll be like..if you not in,.. den you get nothing.. Antitrust?…dey wen like get into the BCS thing yeah…watch out…no get too greedy…

    BG808…Bagoong party?…got to make sure we get enough of those fly chaser plastic bags with pennies in em….especialy on the NorthShore!

    Can we beat USC?….well, everyone put da pants on one leg at a time…but some guys leg mo beeg…we do know in the world of sports da game not pau till the gun go off….execution is and will always be the determining factor…used to luv watching Air Force chew up some better talented teams with precise execution.

    Why is it dat Na Wahine scrimmage is at 11:00?….das lunchawah!…Coach Cool…listen up….eat lunch den play..den I can watch…got an event at 10…sooo…

  78. A-House May 7, 2010 10:14 am


    Since there is “silence” from Coach Mack on the Jr-Day evaluation, are we to presume that UH will or have not offered any more scholarships except to the 2 that was published?

    I thought the Hawaii high schools had a “good” Junior class for football or is UH looking for something else?

  79. Garret May 7, 2010 10:14 am


    Here is some information that explains things for you:

    There are only 25,000 total American households that participate in the Nielsen daily metered system. The number of U.S. television households as of 2009 is 114,500,000. As a result, the total number of Nielsen homes only amounts to 0.02183% of the total American television households, meaning that 99.97817% of American households have no input at all into what is actually being watched.

    Given these numbers and the percentage of Hawaii’s population as compared to the US population, I’d guess that about *100* houses in Hawaii have the Nielsen meters or diaries. What those people watch determines the ratings for ALL of the rest of Hawaii.

    I’ve never been a Nielsen TV viewer, but I did do their radio ratings when I lived in Austin. You had to keep detailed records of everything you listened to for every day they were measuring, since precise records were important for their system.

    By the way, people with Nielsen meters or diaries in their houses are under strict instructions not to identify themselves. If they openly talked about it they would be kicked out of the program and subject to other penalties. If a Tsaiko lived in a Nielsen home, I’d hope they would make sure to have their TVs turned to UH football games even if they were at the game in Aloha Stadium, have their TV turned to the replay even if they weren’t watching it, have a TV tuned to every UH sports event televised, AND avoid fast-forwarding through any commercials. Just *one* house doing that would give a huge boost to UH’s TV ratings. 10 houses doing that would make the TV networks take notice since it would actually change the TV ratings that UH gets. Talking about it would get them kicked out of the Nielsen program and UH would lose that boost…

  80. NorthShoreFan May 7, 2010 10:15 am

    Bulla…Your passion is showing!…great write up…”Beast Daddy”..you da man…

    You are what you think..All that you are arises from your thoughts..With your thoughts, you make your world…….

  81. Slugger May 7, 2010 10:22 am

    Good morning!

    Happy birthday to Avis!!!

    Love the bio on Lyn, da Bombing DIVA Tsaikette! Great job, Bulla. Thanks for sharing those memories.

  82. Kazz May 7, 2010 10:25 am

    Looking at the WAC standings, it seems like the Wahine will face the winner of the LaTech and SJSU game next Thursday at 11:30am Las Cruces, NM time.

  83. Garret May 7, 2010 10:31 am


    There are more teams in BCS AQ conferences than outside of those conferences. If the AQ conferences expand and grab some MWC, C-USA, etc., teams they will have a significant majority of the D-IA schools. So, we aren’t talking about having the minority rule over the majority…the AQ conferences are the majority.

    The courts made their ruling many decades before the BCS existed. They let capitalism and the free market determine who would grow their revenue and who would stagnate. Remember, the Pac-10 and Big 10 had the Rose Bowl forever before the BCS existed, the Orange Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, and Sugar Bowl were tied to big conferences and the WAC never had a shot at them until the BCS existed. The big money bowls went to the conferences that could bring the big TV ratings and fill those huge stadiums. ALL of that happened before the courts ruled on the regular season TV deals.

    The only solution to move up is to WIN. BSU has taken advantage of winning to get more money from BCS bowls in the last 4 years than Texas A&M or UCLA has gotten. BCS *bowl* money is NOT the problem…regular season TV money and NCAA men’s basketball tournament success are what separates the different conferences.

    You know how you get more NCAA men’s basketball money? Win. They have a simple formula that rewards conferences with teams that win in the tournament. Sadly, we can probably count on one hand the number of wins that the WAC has had in the tournament in the last 5-10 years.

    You know how you get more regular season TV money? Win. Win nonconference games and then the teams in your conference will be ranked and the TV ratings will go up. When Nevada gets blown out when playing 3 decent nonconference teams last year and then goes 7-0 to start the WAC, that looks bad for the WAC since their 2nd place team had those horrible losses when they played outside of the WAC.

  84. Kazz May 7, 2010 10:36 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AVIS!!! :mrgreen:

  85. Don Weir May 7, 2010 10:46 am

    Aloha Tsaiko’s,
    If you have an inkling to attend the West Point game (Army) this September but don’t care to join a major tour, Panda just contacted us with a ‘short package’ that includes hotel, to/from game transportation, UHAA tailgate tickets, and UH game ticketes (UH section). Continental flies directly to Newark from HNL.
    The website for more information is http://www.pandaonline.com.

    Las Vegas
    For fans and supporters living in the greater Las Vegas area or if you are on one of the tours with a ‘long’ layover in Las Vegas between games Boyd Gaming has just confimred our reservation for the Maile Room at the Cal on Thursday, 09.16.2010 (6:00 PM on) where we will have a Quarterback Club presentation featuring Coach McMackin. Highlights from USC and from West Point games will be shown as well as a Q&A. This will be a fundraiser for Warrior Football.
    More information on this as plans become set.

  86. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 7, 2010 10:58 am

    A-HOUSE re:72 It was years ago when we were living in either Niu Valley or in Manoa, we were a Nielsen household.

    Probably atypical as we didn’t watch TV too often. Other than Lost, Chuck, UH Sports (Naturally!), Leahey, we still don’t watch too often. More fun reading TWB!

  87. whitey May 7, 2010 11:01 am

    Good noon time Tsaikos.

  88. Slugger May 7, 2010 11:27 am


    Thanks for the video of VJ Day.

  89. jm2375 May 7, 2010 11:32 am

    ST – is the HA moving to the Brand X offices or the other way around?

  90. jm2375 May 7, 2010 11:37 am

    Happy Birthday Avis!
    Happy Birthday Lori!

  91. whitey May 7, 2010 11:41 am

    Bulla, great bio on Lyn

    Happy Birthday to Avis and Lori!!!!!!

  92. Unkanesson May 7, 2010 11:50 am

    Howzit Tsaiko Nation!
    I just emerged from my lurking den to congratulate “The Tsaikos” on being designated a “Special Interest Group!” In case this hasn’t been brought up already, it comes from a most reliable source: this week’s UH Athletics H-Mail Newsletter.
    “Thank you to all of the fans who made donations at the UH-Fresno State softball series. Fans who attended last week’s Wahine softball games donated more than $2,400 during the three-game series. A collection box was stationed in the stadium and fans placed donations as the Wahine took two of three from rival Fresno State and in the process clinched the outright WAC title. All donations will be used to offset the program’s expenses. The collection box, manned by the special interest group “Tsaikos” was a result of UH Wahine Softball fans requesting a means by which to make on-the-spot donations to the team.”
    So congratulations to this most SPECIAL of INTEREST GROUPS, and especially to those individuals who made this particular support project happen!
    Okay, back to the den. Mahalo to all for an interesting read today, as always!! (kudos especially to Bulla and Garrett).

  93. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 7, 2010 11:58 am


    The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the University of Hawai’i men’s volleyball team as the inaugural Volleyball Market/AVCA Men’s Play of the Year winner, as a part of the newly created Volleyball Market/AVCA Play of the Week program.


    The play, which can be viewed on the AVCA’s YouTube channel by clicking here, was one of three finalists that were eligible for the Volleyball Market/AVCA Men’s Play of the Year. Nearly 2,000 votes were cast to determine the winner, with the Warriors beating out Ball State University and New Jersey City University during the designated week-long voting period.


    The award-winning play came during Hawai‘i’s home match-up with Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) foe UC Irvine on January 30, a hard-fought match in which the Warriors won 3-2. The play features AVCA All-American outside hitter Joshua Walker set up for an attack and, ultimately, kill the ball off the head of one of the Anteaters’ defenders. The kill enabled Hawai‘i to break a 27-27 deadlock in the second game, and the Warriors went on to secure the game 32-30. The win allowed Hawai‘i to improve its record to 6-3 on the young season.

  94. jm2375 May 7, 2010 12:14 pm

    #93 – YEAH!!!!

  95. al May 7, 2010 12:26 pm

    slugger…you’re welcome. amazing quality from some early movie camera.

    to think that nine months later the first baby boomers were welcomed in to the world.

  96. al May 7, 2010 12:27 pm

    happy birthday avis!

    pick me!

  97. Ralph May 7, 2010 12:33 pm

    A House you got to proof read. Junion Day. All the players are current UH players. ST is not posting about HS recruits, but probable NFL draftees.

  98. A-House May 7, 2010 12:44 pm


    your #79 – thanks, I knew I could count on you to provide us with a wealth of knowledge on Nielsen ratings – very surprised that they have such a small number of “households” that are within their program.

    So, if any person reading this blog, live in Hawaii, and a Nielsen program member, PLEASE, PLEASE, turn on your TV to each and every UH football game to help UHAD with “ammo” to add to his stock of pluses for a BCS conference to ask UH to join their conference!!!!!! Doesn’t cost you a penny to do this.

    Does not hurt for any Tsaiko to talk about this just in case a Nielsen member within hearing distance.

  99. A-House May 7, 2010 12:55 pm


    I know that ST posted on UH juniors for the NFL scouts!

    I was most curious about the high school Junior Day UH held in April 2010. Press release that 2 players were offered scholarships – don’t recall their names.

    How’s my keyboarding skills now?

  100. A-House May 7, 2010 12:56 pm

    #86 – thanks for sharing – sorry, I don’t know how to spell your name on my key board.

    Hey, Ralph, I need help!!!

  101. Pomai May 7, 2010 1:08 pm

    A-House it’s called cut and paste

  102. al May 7, 2010 1:20 pm

    ahouse…i know their names but let’s keep you guessing. its your penance for not showing up to the cattle call we held on your behalf.

    on another note…if i were selected as a nielsen house i’d go out and subscribe to the playboy channel just to throw them for a loop. maybe playboy would pay me as i would represent 100,000 other men who wish they had that channel. (i could name a few here…umm j/j, kk, for example)


  103. al May 7, 2010 1:23 pm

    in other news…
    kekoa reports that koakane will be in charge of the beer run cart for a particular golf tourney. i agree with bg that they should take inventory before and after.

  104. A-House May 7, 2010 1:38 pm


    I am familiar with the phrase “cut and paste”, but no idea how to complete the function – I’m a near illiterate or maybe totally when it comes to computers.


    da cc on Wednesday was NOT for me, but for you! why no news of the cc? what happens at the cc stays with the cc?

    i know you know da names, but wanted ST to release more names if he is allowed to by UH. he can always write the article and say Coach Mack has extended scholarships to ————————.

  105. LizKauai m/ May 7, 2010 1:48 pm

    #93 – WOO HOO!!!


  106. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 7, 2010 1:51 pm

    KAZZ: Thanks for letting us know the result of the AVCA voting. I voted but nice to know that it counted!

    Joshua Walker’s play (I hope) should have garnered votes from all over the country and not just Hawaii fans!

    Oldie: thanks for the last game disc!

  107. NorthShoreFan May 7, 2010 2:04 pm

    #103…al..don’t you think kk needs an assistant?…he may need a dd just in case some case is missing…..

  108. Kazz May 7, 2010 2:15 pm

    Yes, it is nice to see voting actually counting for something! 😆

  109. mctruck May 7, 2010 2:17 pm


    thanks for all that information…enjoyed reading them.

    happy birthday to Avis and Lori.

    Bulla my friend….I think the bio you wrote was biased….Bwaaaaahahaha!!!

  110. Kazz May 7, 2010 2:18 pm

    I have a drinking game for everybody here!

    Ok so, this afternoon at 5pm HST, ESPNU will show WAC softball Fresno State against LaTech.

    Everyone take a shot of your favorite liquor everytime the ESPN softball experts calling the game will refer to UH’s home run MANA!!!

    BUT you all should take TWO shots everytime those compliments are shot down by us playing at altitude or playing in small ball parks…. 🙄

    There should be a LOT of _____ up people on the blog by tonight.

  111. chopsueyboy May 7, 2010 2:21 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc

    did a little research
    Have you tried VoiceOver?

  112. Don Weir May 7, 2010 2:22 pm

    UH Football Quiz
    Rainbows? Rainbow Warriors? Warriors?

    Can you place the helmets to the years they were worn by FB Alums?


    Take the quiz before you click on the helmets to see the years.

    Mahalos to UHAD Sports Information Director Derek Inouchi for the link.

  113. jm2375 May 7, 2010 2:44 pm

    #112 – another oxymoron – authentic reproduction

  114. Kazz May 7, 2010 2:53 pm

    One of my recent favorite oxyMORONS:

    “Non-Executive Chariman”


  115. NorthShoreFan May 7, 2010 2:56 pm

    fresh bagoong?…

  116. Kazz May 7, 2010 3:07 pm

    Demon Deacon.

  117. Kazz May 7, 2010 3:08 pm

    Here’s a good one:


  118. BG May 7, 2010 3:19 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVIS…pick me!!!

  119. BG May 7, 2010 3:23 pm

    Braddah Bulla…this should also be in the Tsaiko hall of fame with your rendition of “What is a Tsaiko?” Meeting Lyn is the quickest, most endearing way to manifest your loving words. She is everything you say. We’re thrilled to be ohana!

  120. al May 7, 2010 3:33 pm

    ahouse…we had the cc because you said that you could make it that wednesday.

  121. al May 7, 2010 3:34 pm

    #117…i don’t get it???

  122. al May 7, 2010 3:39 pm

    nsf…ha,ha,ha. as long as kk assistant is not his son j/j then it would be the case of the missing cases.

  123. al May 7, 2010 3:40 pm

    ahouse…diogenes would vouch for my #120.

    and some say another recruit is in town tonight.

  124. SteveM May 7, 2010 3:50 pm


    Al — reschedule with A-House again, please. I don’t have a Dr. appointment w/bimonthly scolding until July… the week I leave for the Alaska cruise. Hmmm, I might forget that one too… 👿

  125. Ralph May 7, 2010 3:56 pm

    A House definitely has short term memory lapses cuz he was the bugga that called for a cc, and we all agreed to join him and made it for Wednesday

  126. BleedGreen808 May 7, 2010 3:56 pm

    Did someone say “fresh bagoong”? Where?

    Oh jeez, this is gonna be the legacy I leave behind, huh. Well, if you see flies around me, you know what that means. 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  127. BleedGreen808 May 7, 2010 4:05 pm

    Wow! The achievements of each individual tsaiko keeps stacking up. I might need Barack Obama’s achievements coupled with my own just to keep par with the tsaikos.

    Wait a minute…does this mean the secret service is watching this blog now? Oh well, I guess it’s not too late to brown nose. Mr. President, I voted for you and would you please send some love my way. I need some of those bailout money.

  128. Kazz May 7, 2010 4:06 pm


    Oxymorons Al.

  129. BleedGreen808 May 7, 2010 4:07 pm

    Happy birthday to those who turned one year younger.

  130. BleedGreen808 May 7, 2010 4:13 pm

    Nice write up, Bulla. Nice.

  131. al May 7, 2010 4:18 pm

    kazz…i still don’t get it.
    soft balls? why?
    now, “fresh bagoong” is an oxymoron. but, soft balls.

    aren’t a lot of balls soft?
    neva mind already.

    its too late to start something new.

  132. jm2375 May 7, 2010 4:27 pm

    al – #131 – ever gotten hit by a “soft”ball? 😆

    OK, off to get a lei for the keed (not DPK), dinner and up to the theater. See you guys later tonight.

  133. Kazz May 7, 2010 4:31 pm


    At the next tgate, I challenge you to a game of nutball.

  134. al May 7, 2010 4:53 pm

    jm911…yup. a softball is nothing. it has a lightly densed core of typically polyurethane, therefore, the ball’s reflex off the bat is limited in velocity.

    now a baseball is a hardball comprised of a tiny rubber or high compression cork center tightly wound with yarn measuring nearly one mile long. bat exit speeds can top 100 mph.

  135. al May 7, 2010 4:54 pm

    kazz…umm. i play a lot of ball, but, umm, never with another man’s ball.

  136. Ralph May 7, 2010 5:05 pm

    Fresno State has a very nice softball stadium and seating. On TV as I write, FSU vs La Tech, Melloh vs Krieg pitching duel. ESPNU

  137. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 7, 2010 5:17 pm

    A-House = what Al said in #123 is true.

    I went purposely to meet you – I understand you read Plato and Aristotle in the original Greek.

  138. Kazz May 7, 2010 5:30 pm

    Ice hockey puck. Dense, one solid piece of vulcanized rubber. Most people don’t know that the hockey pucks are actually frozen before a game and ice cold ones are kept near the scorekeeper’s area and every time there is a stoppage in play, the referee exchanges the puck on the ice for a newly frozen one.

    This is done to prevent as much “bouncing” as possible or to help keep the puck from rolling on it’s side.

    Hard as a rock frozen or not and more aerodynamic than a round ball.

    Off a stick it can reach upwards of 80-90 mph with little effort from a player of decent high school skills. In the NHL, it can register at 100-120 mph.

  139. Ralph May 7, 2010 5:38 pm

    Melloh of FSU really doing a yeoman’s job of pitching, ball speed ranging between 24 to 66. Her off speed in the 40’s. Both pitchers top 66 on the riser.

  140. koakane May 7, 2010 5:40 pm

    kden in my self defense I might as well do something I enjoy and will be good at. bg had the same opportunity but he passed when the sign up sheet came by. so from my understanding they (kekoa and bg) will be passing out prizes maybe an inventory should be taken before hand there also.

  141. Ralph May 7, 2010 5:41 pm

    the women are throwing an assortment of pitches and speeds with the same motion. If our UH mbb team had any pitchers who can throw all of their pitches at different speed with the same motion like these women, UH would be at the top of the WAC.

  142. Stephen Tsai May 7, 2010 5:45 pm

    I’m officially an old fart.
    I was watching an old video of the Partridge Family and, well, Shirley Jones is really attractive.
    It will be sad if I feel the same way about Lovey Howell .

  143. Ralph May 7, 2010 5:50 pm

    FSU sb pressbox looks impressive compared to ours where Leahy takes up a fourth of the space. I think only 4 people can comfortably fit in the UH pressbox.

  144. al May 7, 2010 5:50 pm

    shirley jones?
    you think?


  145. chawan_cut May 7, 2010 6:06 pm

    good job tsaikos and UH fans for voting walker’s play play of the year.

  146. Ralph May 7, 2010 6:14 pm

    FSU sb season tickets: lower box two types: $250 or $200. Upper reserved $150, general admission $76. Single game, $15 for lower box, $5 general admission. No wonder the FSU fans were surprised that admission was free last weekend. A few contributed to the Tsaiko donation request.

  147. SteveM May 7, 2010 6:16 pm

    RE: #142

    ST — yup, I was thinking the same about old TV actresses–but the shows I as watching are current. 😐

  148. Ralph May 7, 2010 6:40 pm

    FSU averaged over 1700 fans when UH played there last season. FSU winning tradition, lots of WAC championships, one national title, and a number of final four appearances makes FSU sb attractive to their fans. We can do that if we win the WAC more often and get to the NCAA on a regular basis. Same goes for all UH sports. Only Na Wahine VB has been there and they have a good following and leads the nation in vb attendance.

  149. Ralph May 7, 2010 6:44 pm

    La Tech infield defense left Krieg down, mental lapses opened the door for 2 runs. FSU 2-1 over La Tech.

  150. A-House May 7, 2010 6:55 pm

    Well, well gentlemen, but IIRC, I said, “I may be able to make it”. As it turned out, I went from 10am and finished at 2pm – all for my clients!!

    Tsaikos are important, but they do not “trump” my clients – fact of life!

    And, Diogenes, it would have been my honor to meet you!

    OK, al, set it up, but give me lead time as my May schedule is kinda crowded. I will confirm my attendance on this blog!

  151. A-House May 7, 2010 6:55 pm

    With dat said, time to botcha and moi moi!

  152. d1島 May 7, 2010 7:27 pm

    Great Evening All!
    Greetings from the PNW….

    Terrific write-up Bulla. You truly are blessed!
    And what’s wrong with Purple and Wildcats?

  153. bluefintuna May 7, 2010 7:37 pm

    Re-Team Captains

    What would seem more sensible?

    Wait to the last minute in naming your team captains or naming them earlier?

    Last year UH named their team captains about a week before the season.

    From the WB:

    Posted on: Tuesday, August 25, 2009

    Warriors pick captains

    By Stephen Tsai
    HawaiiWarriorBeat.com Editor

    The votes are in, and the University of Hawai’i football team:

    • Named center John Estes, defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea and outside linebacker R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane as team captains.

    …From the standpoint of how leadership and guidance is important for the team during the summer, especially with the unsupervised workouts, lifting and conditioning, wouldn’t it seem wiser for the coach to have his team captains named earlier so the players have someone to look up to.

    Wouldn’t the captains and the players grow during the summer months, develop a rapport and cohesion, and ripen during the season?

    Every year I watch UH naming their captains on the eve of the season, almost as ceremonious and perfunctorily like, and I often wondered if they named their team captains sooner, like after spring ball, if it would have greater reward and pay greater dividends during the season. I think it would.

    The same groups of players that played last year, trained during the winter months and practiced in the spring know by now who their leaders are. It doesn’t need further auditioning, like waiting to training camp in making a decision and tallying votes. It makes perfect sense in picking the team captains earlier. It all up to the coaches in opening their eyes.

  154. Bulla May 7, 2010 7:51 pm

    Mahalo for the kind words, I am humbled.

    May I be so bold to ask those of you that believe in God, to please……please say a prayer for a healing touch…for anyone in need of such

    a simple request, not to offend anyone, just a request….. Mahalo…

    Being a Tsaiko means you hurt when one of our own is hurting….and we are hurting right now…. But will fight the good fight….Thine will be done.

  155. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 7, 2010 8:35 pm

    In case anyone missed it…


    The team will be preparing for the WAC tourney with a complete scrimmage in which they will be split up into two dugouts and there will be a full cast of umpires calling the action.

    Open to the public.

  156. wafan May 7, 2010 8:36 pm

    Prayers and positive thoughts.

    A whole lot of them.


  157. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 7, 2010 8:40 pm

    Amen Bulla.

  158. el guapo May 7, 2010 8:49 pm

    New UNLV assistant in trouble

  159. wafan May 7, 2010 9:37 pm


  160. wafan May 7, 2010 9:37 pm


  161. Kekoa May 7, 2010 9:52 pm

    KK ~

    Re: #140:

    We were just pulling your leg braddah. We know how detail oriented you are. There is no doubt that every golfer out there will be thankful to see your Beer cart pull up to the tee.

    BG and I will be there as soon as we get out of a biz mtg downtown to help give out the prizes. You know how much we’ve all given in the past.
    For Doris, it’s a small thing we all are offering for what she does for the kids.

  162. Slugger May 7, 2010 10:01 pm

    Prayers & healing energy go out to all who need it.

  163. jm2375 May 8, 2010 12:20 am


  164. Hawaiianbod May 8, 2010 1:08 am

    healing prayers to all my Tsaiko ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ who are in need.

    i love you all.

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