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Today’s practice was the first involving all 111 players.
Attendance had been spotty because of final exams, final projects and graduation.
This was one of the better practices. The offensive line, particularly the tackles, have played well the past week.
Kealoha Pilares is running well.
Daniel Libre also has looked sharp.
On defense, the Warriors have tried to rotate in fresh bodies. Ryan Mouton looks as healthy for the first time in weeks.
And Erik “E-Rob” has been gettting in more work at safety.
Aaron Bain again will return punts.

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The best thing about football is that the best competitors become the best friends. Delbert Tengan and Reggie Torres attended today’s UH practice at Saint Louis School.


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Here’s a before and after look at UH quarterbacks. That’s Greg Alexander on the left, coach Nick Rolovich on the right. Or is it the other way around?


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Erik Robinson, Tim Grasso and Inoke Funaki gather after practice. Funaki was heading off to church, where he’s a youth leader.


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Here’s some private school linebacker at yesterday’s Notre Dame practice. What’s his name again?


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Good ol’ Don Murphy. UH’s top booster prepared meals for the Fighting Irish.


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Here’s quarterback Nate Montana, son of a not-so-average Joe. I heard his father was a pretty good quarterback.


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And to boost my blog hits, I thought it necessary to post a picture of Princess Leila. (OK, she wasn’t expecting this and her eyes might be closed. Then again, it is the end of the year and I need to make quota.)


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It’s never good to look too far ahead, but some observers at practice are marveling at Jake Heun’s skills β€” as a pass-rusher. Heun, a running back, is sitting out this season because of a disc injury that has affected his leg strength. But whenever he volunteers himself as a rush end, according to observers, he’s nearly unblockable. And, sure, quarterback Steele Jantz is just filling in as a wide receiver, but he always makes catches β€” with only the hands, never the body β€” and is tough to tackle. Hmm …


  1. Asa December 21, 2008 7:38 am

    I guess Heun and Jantz show the virtues of having athletes on the team, not just position specialists. Still, neither have yet had an opportunity to flash their stuff at RB and QB in actual game play. Nice that they have options!

  2. SAWARRIOR December 21, 2008 7:47 am


  3. 808ike December 21, 2008 8:01 am

    TOP 5

  4. addahknowjoe December 21, 2008 8:02 am

    Good to hear our Warriors are versatile.

    ‘Gmornin everybody

  5. Southbay December 21, 2008 8:04 am

    Heun at DE would be a big plus next year for the D-line. Good call.

  6. Will-I-Am December 21, 2008 8:09 am

    wow. top 10

  7. ryan December 21, 2008 8:10 am

    I hope they move Jake to DE next year, we don’t have much depth at that position.

  8. addahknowjoe December 21, 2008 8:12 am

    Good to see all the new bloods bloggin’.

    Welcome, my friends.

  9. Jason December 21, 2008 8:13 am

    I love Heun so much as an athlete, I think he could play anywhere. But personally, I want to see him as a RB. I say if he can block, keep him there. πŸ™‚

    Loved the article on Kekaula. I think his graduation deserves a party, don’t you think? πŸ˜›

  10. alnbama December 21, 2008 8:15 am

    top 10, woooohooo

  11. Jason December 21, 2008 8:16 am

    Geez, they said that it’s so quiet in the Edward Jones Dome that the 49er coaches can call out the Rams’ plays, so that the players can react accordingly. Geez, they aren’t kidding, I can hear them yelling out “draw!”

  12. alnbama December 21, 2008 8:19 am

    ok back to reality, it’s lunch, grits, chicken fried steak, with that nasty white gravy, green beans, man i wish i could just get a Bento from Zippys.

  13. Kekoa December 21, 2008 8:27 am

    Good Morning All…I think there was a good chance RK knew all the answers before the classes even started! Didn’t he write the book on Broadcast Communications?

    Man of Steele?…Any way the coaches decide to go with that kid is fine with me. He continued to impress me everytime I saw him at practice. He works long and hard at his craft. That’s what it takes. ST, didn’t he come from Grant HS?

  14. lava December 21, 2008 8:37 am

    Assuming Jake is willing to play anywhere, we should play him where he’s most effective. I think he can be a heck of a back too. Nice problem to have. My guess is we need a big back more, but since a rush end is a specialty position, why not play both?

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid December 21, 2008 8:52 am

    Numbah Fifteen in da hale!

  16. wafan December 21, 2008 8:55 am

    Top 20!

  17. wafan December 21, 2008 8:57 am

    Good morning all!

  18. wafan December 21, 2008 8:59 am

    Jack Frost has been visiting the past two weeks or so. Dang, he and Frosty the Snowman need to leave soon.

    Good to hear d1’s #2 is at PDX. Hopefully he can get out today.

  19. MeiLing December 21, 2008 9:03 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    As long as Jake doesn’t incur anymore damage to his disc, it’d be great to see him play.

    ST ~ Nice story on RK.

  20. brew808 December 21, 2008 9:24 am

    Yes! TD catch/run by Fasano, and terrific down-field blocking by Bess! πŸ˜€

  21. brew808 December 21, 2008 9:28 am

    Re: Jake & Jantz

    Mahalo for the reports. DE/RB, QB/WR – for me, I don’t care! I just want them on the field (next season), healthy, and getting some PT. IMHO…. πŸ˜€

  22. brew808 December 21, 2008 9:31 am

    Robert Kekaula = perseverance πŸ˜€

  23. brew808 December 21, 2008 9:32 am

    BTW…. πŸ˜€ 8) πŸ™‚


  24. mano1 December 21, 2008 9:34 am

    wow…in the top 25….better go shopping…be before the lines get too long….well…too late. Merry Christmas all. Steele will be one heck of a QB…fast….good hands….speed…and very tough. Hoping he can throw with pin point accuracy ST ?? Jake will be a good Blocking RB….block those DEs Jake and make um miss as well as make a few holes while you knock um over !

  25. brew808 December 21, 2008 9:36 am

    Several NFL games today are being played in frigid weather. But the Niners brought their own “cold front” vs. the Lambs…. πŸ™ 😯 πŸ™„

  26. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 21, 2008 9:42 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Anyone know where I can see the ‘Skins game online?

    Also- any T-gaters driving near the airport around 9:15am on Wednesday?

    Nice to hear about Steele and Jake getting some looks. Also looking forward to see my neighbor boy Kenny Estes healthy again for next year!

  27. brew808 December 21, 2008 9:49 am

    Which airport? πŸ™„

    Isn’t the ‘skins game on later? 😯 πŸ˜€

  28. FloridaTed December 21, 2008 10:19 am

    Good morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Very interesting thoughts, ST. Next year is shaping up as a season of exciting mystery. So much new and “old” new talent coming in, with so many possibilities.

    We have wide receiver talent in the wings that may rival the 06 unit, if the light comes on fast enough. Great talent everywhere else, should be extreme fun to watch it come all together.

    With a very managable schedule, 09 could become a real treat for the fan hood.

  29. brew808 December 21, 2008 10:26 am


    Hmmmm – okay, there is a “d” in there, but there certainly isn’t any “D” on the playing field! 😈 😯 πŸ™„

  30. chawan_cut December 21, 2008 10:30 am

    someone brought up a good question on the SH board.

    anyone think Obama would want to take in the Hawaii bowl on Wed?

    someone should invite him. maybe Coach Mack or someone at UH has connections.

  31. brew808 December 21, 2008 10:31 am

    Any word on what “tourist” events are scheduled today for the Iwish? I hope they get a big luau, and lots of beach time and lots of “reps” playing in some big surf…. Heck – maybe some box-jelly(fish) too? Hey – gotta experience all the aloha! πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  32. brew808 December 21, 2008 10:34 am

    πŸ˜† … visits the Tsaiko T-gate, and A-Sports gets her darks taken away, Ralph gets his kitchen knife taken away, … what else…? πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  33. brew808 December 21, 2008 10:35 am

    …darts… 😳

  34. wafan December 21, 2008 10:35 am

    LizK . . .

    I will driving by SeaTac airport on Wednesday!

    Oh, not that airport.

  35. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 21, 2008 10:38 am

    OK- I’m gonna hit the road in search of the Skins game in Lihue,

  36. chawan_cut December 21, 2008 10:43 am

    last night’s news
    ND in sun, practice
    UH graduates

  37. brew808 December 21, 2008 10:43 am

    Oh oh… wafan and I are thinking alike…. I better up my dosage of meds…. or maybe go “cold turkey” and cut them off…. πŸ˜†

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid December 21, 2008 10:46 am

    Great article on the young scholar, Robert Kekaula. I had a tough time with that ethnobotany class too.

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid December 21, 2008 10:47 am

    Steele Jantz is much too good a name for a QB. I hope he remains a signal caller.

  40. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 11:00 am

    Take a Chance with Jantz….

    Shake ‘n Bake with Jake….

    Okay, I’m jus’ killin’ time while I wait for #2 son to get on board a flight home 😐

  41. Pauoa Boy December 21, 2008 11:05 am

    Howzit Gang…

    Guess who’s back in the house…

    Kekoa – I think Jantz played for Nevada Union…and although he’s a QB, he supposedly played on the defensive side of the ball too in high school.

    Jake Heun is going to be a monster regardless which side of the ball he lines up on. The guy can pound and no scurred hit somebody, das what we need to bring back that physical Warrior Style football…Au’ryte!

  42. addahknowjoe December 21, 2008 11:08 am



    Wat happen!

    Wea all you guys at!

    Come back!

  43. madeinhawaii December 21, 2008 11:10 am

    Morning all. Three days to the Bowl.. four to Santa… five to after Xmas shopping.

    A season as a Wide receiver could help Jantz better understand defenses and the running routes. He’d at least be walking in the “other’s” shoes. Then when the “other” drops a ball that hits him right in the hands, Jantz can justifiably give that look or dissappointment that says. “If I can do it, so should you,” that might make his receivers work on their catching skills even more.

    At least we know he’s got the athleticism. He can run, he can catch, and he can throw. Now is he accurate and can he master the passing routes?

  44. brew808 December 21, 2008 11:12 am

    A-Joe scares away the newbies…. 😯

    … and the Niners take the lead over the lambs….!!! 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ˜€

  45. Kekoa (Storm Trooper) December 21, 2008 11:12 am

    “Jantz slants” for a 12 yard gain!
    (now you got me doing it D-1)

  46. jm2375 December 21, 2008 11:12 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    brew – da leprechauns are supposed go to the Water Park today. Send ’em down Da Cliffhanger to get *major* wedgies. hehehehe.

  47. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 11:13 am


    Niners are UP! 17-16, 1:22 to go!
    Whahappen? 😯 πŸ™‚

  48. Pauoa Boy December 21, 2008 11:15 am

    So after being away for couple weeks, had to catch up on the goings ons in the recruiting world. I see Benson Ma’afala had committed and a bunch of other JC’s. Great to hear. I think Chizzy Dimude is going to fit in well at the RB position for us. Compact, strong, shifty, and pretty fast.

    I was in Yuma, AZ for a few weeks training and stopped by my old stomping grounds at Arizona Western College to meet with some old friends. One of my boys mentioned about this big dude named Zach Masch who’s going to play for UH next year. I didn’t get a chance to meet him but saw him passing by and the dude is frikkin huge. I’d say a legit 6’3″ – 6’4″ and possibly 300lbs. They say he’s pretty quick for a big dude, so I hope he can be a beast for us!

  49. jm2375 December 21, 2008 11:19 am

    howzit PB! where you been?

  50. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 11:20 am


    Jus’ “forget” to tell them about crossing their legs before the go! 😯
    Then we can hear the ND Fight Song as sung by a boys’ choir!


  51. brew808 December 21, 2008 11:23 am

    Mike Martz is a football genius!?! NOT!

    Whew – had to wait to see if the D would hold on…. Niners get the W vs. the lambs!

  52. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 11:24 am

    Watching ‘fin highlights…
    was that D Bess with a great downfield block that allowed Fasano to score?

  53. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 11:26 am


    Was that good enough of a “job interview” for Singletary?

  54. addahknowjoe December 21, 2008 11:27 am


    Dis da braddah you talking about?

  55. brew808 December 21, 2008 11:28 am

    Wow! jmXXXX is being nice to me today… so far…. πŸ˜€
    Now what am I suppose to do? 😯

    Awlrightee…. KC throws an INT….. and the ‘phins also get the W! I think Satele played C all game. Bess sure is a complete player. If he’s not matching the catch, he’s blocking, or following the play…. always has his head in the game…. unlike some of his WR teammates. IMHO πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  56. Pauoa Boy December 21, 2008 11:28 am


    Howzit, been training down in the desert in Yuma the past couple weeks, just got back. Had to catch up with everything and just got done watching the UH-Cinci game on my DVR…sheesh. Anyway, trying to get the Christmas shopping done cause I haven’t even started yet… But ainokea as long as the boys unleash the poi pounding on the Irish and beat them into mush that’ll be my Christmas present! Maybe then bruddah Manti Te’o will think twice about playing ball in South Bend.

  57. Pauoa Boy December 21, 2008 11:30 am


    Which one?

  58. addahknowjoe December 21, 2008 11:30 am

    Click on my name

  59. brew808 December 21, 2008 11:31 am

    d1ε³Ά – Re: your #52, See my post #20… πŸ˜† 😯 8)

    Re: Coach Singletary…. It’s still the Yorks… 😯 😈 πŸ™„

  60. jm2375 December 21, 2008 11:32 am

    Congrats to Davone, Samson and da Fishies. Bess was once again the top reciever (6 for 57 yds, long of 12). Uh, KC had no punts????? How can? I guess no d in this game.

  61. brew808 December 21, 2008 11:35 am

    oooohhh…. – d1ε³Ά – Did #2 get out of PDX? Looks like heavy snow in Seatle…. I wonder if wafan & izzy are out playing in the snow… making snow angels or Monarch snow-men!?? πŸ˜† πŸ™„ 😯

  62. Pauoa Boy December 21, 2008 11:36 am

    Davone Bess…

    What can you say about this guy…how the hell did he go undrafted is my question??? He is by far the best receiver on the Dolphins roster not Ted Ginn Jr. I hope he has continued success and maybe can make a Pro-Bowl appearance real soon! Torry Holt one of the best receivers in the NFL even said Bess will be something special. We all know what he can do and now he’s proving it at the highest level. Good luck Davone, congrats on the baby too… now if only some miracle happened where Colt Brennan ended up in Miami and reunited with Samson and Davone, brought in Grice-Mullens, C.J., and J Rivers…okay wait I’m dreaming again…

  63. brew808 December 21, 2008 11:38 am

    jmXXXX – KC did have one punt. Bess had a fair catch at the 15. No return. You’re right about Bess. He did have a drop. But the rest of the day was an A!!! πŸ˜€

  64. Pauoa Boy December 21, 2008 11:39 am


    Yup das da guy, he look pretty good on film…

  65. brew808 December 21, 2008 11:40 am

    …big fluffy snowflakes in Seattle…. πŸ˜€

  66. brew808 December 21, 2008 11:43 am

    Hmmmm….. my broadcast of the Raider’s game is blacked-out. Good! πŸ˜€ With Lelie out, there really is no reason for me to watch that game! Go Texans! 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ™„

  67. djmitcho December 21, 2008 11:44 am

    Watching the J-E-T-S v. Seahawks game and you’d think the game was in NY and not Seattle!

  68. jm2375 December 21, 2008 11:44 am

    brew – was looking at the Yahoo box score. Didn’t have anyone listed for punt returns.
    btw – I will be nice to you as long as you are nice to me. deal?

  69. brew808 December 21, 2008 11:58 am

    😈 What is “nice”….?

  70. brew808 December 21, 2008 12:05 pm

    Liz – R U still looking for the ‘skins game? It’s on – πŸ˜€

  71. A-House December 21, 2008 12:07 pm

    BTW, where in Seattle, will the Warriors play Wash St?

    Getting ready to confirm trip schedule.

    I vote for Heun at RB and Jantz at QB. Does my vote count?

  72. A-House December 21, 2008 12:08 pm

    las vegas:

    got my email?

  73. brew808 December 21, 2008 12:13 pm

    Nice update on top by ST! Thanks for the pixs! πŸ˜€

    A-HouseST mentioned that yesterday in his post….

    “It’s official: Next year’s game between host Washington State and UH will be played in Seattle. Time to book your Seattle-Las Vegas packages.”

    I presume it’s at Quest Field, Seattle…. πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  74. brew808 December 21, 2008 12:15 pm

    A-House – Sorry, that info was from the 12/19 Warrior Beat post… 😳

  75. brew808 December 21, 2008 12:19 pm

    #178 las vegas: December 21st, 2008 at 12:36 am

    A-House san,
    12/31 one of the busiest days for weddings
    Will find out if we can make it
    We will try our best!

  76. wafan December 21, 2008 12:23 pm

    It is nice they moved the Seahawk game to Greenbay. Well, at least it sure looks like it!

    A-House . . .

    If you watch the Seahawk game that is where the Warriors will play the Cougs next year — Qwest Field. Home of the Seahawks. Hopefully, though, without the snow and rain!

    Nice stadium right across the street from Safeco Field where the M’s play. That is another good stadium to watch a ball game.

    I wonder if the M’s will be at home during that time. That would be a cool package — football and baseball games.

  77. SteveM December 21, 2008 12:26 pm

    Good morning afternoon everyone!

    ST — Interesting pix!

    I saw a lot of infrequent bloggers this morning. Maybe we can have all bloggers from around the world post with new year greetings on December 31? πŸ˜•

    …and mention their City/state/country to update the Tsai-ko Mainland & International listing at:

  78. brew808 December 21, 2008 12:31 pm

    wafan – Was this the game that Mike Holmgren was going to take his “walk” around the stadium after the the game? It would be ironic since he started his HC career at Green Bay…. πŸ˜€

  79. wafan December 21, 2008 12:38 pm

    Brew . . .

    Yep. He will take his “senior walk” after the game. I am sure the Seattle fans will show their suppport and appreciation. Too bad his career had to end on this note. Too many injuries and substitutions playing every week so the team chemistry never clicked.

    Sounds familiar!

  80. wafan December 21, 2008 12:42 pm

    Shucks. The M’s will out of town the weekend of the UH/Wazzu game. But they are back on Monday the 15th for a three game series with the Chicago White Sox. Oh well. So much for my thought of making it for a ball game on Friday night then the football game on Saturday.

  81. brew808 December 21, 2008 12:46 pm

    … have to replace the baseball game with some sort of fuud eating activity on Friday night…. 😯 πŸ˜† πŸ™„

  82. brew808 December 21, 2008 12:47 pm

    Oh wait…. if SteveM is there, you’d better find some Karaoke place…. πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜†

  83. SteveM December 21, 2008 1:05 pm

    brew808 — karaoke? Me? I can’t sing… and I got plenty witnesses πŸ˜† …but as for you…

    I will not be in Seattle for the Washington game. Going to arrive Vegas midweek and depart Sunday morning after the game for SFO to catch a cruise ship for 11 nights. But so far, it looks like Stretch, A-House, and Koakane are looking to do both = instant cattle calls(s) πŸ˜›

  84. djmitcho December 21, 2008 1:13 pm

    I will be in Seattle for the UH-WSU game for sure! I’m guessing all the snow in the pass will be gone by then.

  85. SteveM December 21, 2008 1:14 pm

    I meant that Stretch, A-House, Koakane are doing both games — not the cruise too (as far as I know). Shucks…

  86. brew808 December 21, 2008 1:17 pm

    Ha! That would take an incredible amount of “vacation time” – or could that also be considered “marketing“…. πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ™„

  87. brew808 December 21, 2008 1:20 pm

    For someone that claims he can’t or doesn’t sing…. one sure seems to spend a bunch of time in those sing-song establishments…. IMHO 😯 πŸ˜€ πŸ™„

  88. brew808 December 21, 2008 1:22 pm

    djmitcho – The last ice age started with a heavy snowfall…. πŸ™„ πŸ˜€ 😯

  89. Kapolei Doc December 21, 2008 1:40 pm

    Does anyone know what the UH color scheme is for the Hawaii Bowl? White? Black? Green?

  90. djmitcho December 21, 2008 2:05 pm

    I knew it. Just like the movie the day after tomorrow.

  91. wafan December 21, 2008 3:16 pm

    Anyone with a flight to/from SEA on Alaska and Horizon are out of luck tonight — both cancelled all their flights.

    De-icing liquid is running out at SEA. The trucks with the liquid are stuck east of the hills.

    Dang. I hope SEA will be 100% operational by this Thursday!

  92. LizKauai (iPhone) December 21, 2008 3:17 pm

    Hail to the lucky white pants! Kymry and family joined me at Rob’s Good Times Grill to cheer the Redskins on to victory! The last play of the game was one for the highlight reels!
    Woo hoo!

    Thanks for the great pix and post, ST!

  93. wafan December 21, 2008 3:25 pm

    LizK . . .

    Lucky white pants. The last white pants I had were really lucky at attracting stains. That was way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. HA!

  94. djmitcho December 21, 2008 3:28 pm

    I hope seatac is operational by the 30th.

  95. wafan December 21, 2008 3:29 pm

    Thanks to the meteorologist on KIRO7 I now know the difference between Spokane snow and “our” snow.

  96. wafan December 21, 2008 3:33 pm

    dj . . .

    It is supposed to warm up starting tomorrow.

    Yep, all the way up to 33!!! Whoo-hoo! Of course, it will cool right back down at night to the mid-20’s. So, looks like we now start the ugly cycle of thaws and freezes.

    Are you flying in to SEA? I cannot imagine driving over the hill in under 8-9 hours Spokane to SEA. Ugh.

  97. chawan_cut December 21, 2008 3:44 pm

    i will not make any comments.
    or is it by me not making comments a comment in itself?

  98. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 21, 2008 3:54 pm

    i seriously hope manti teo doesnt go to notre dame. id much rather see him at ucla or usc.

  99. jm2375 December 21, 2008 4:30 pm

    making snow angels in the endzone is a 15-yd penalty? πŸ˜†

  100. Kaimuki Kid December 21, 2008 4:32 pm

    100 posts? What a slow day…

  101. Kaimuki Kid December 21, 2008 4:32 pm

    100 posts? What a slow day…

  102. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:14 pm

    I’ll help the post count. 102

  103. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:15 pm

    103 – ST need a better pix of da Princess. Mebbe that’ll up the post count

  104. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:32 pm

    boy it really is slow today. 104!

  105. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:32 pm


    what’s the record? j/k bhf2

  106. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:46 pm


  107. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:47 pm

    6 in a row

  108. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:49 pm


  109. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:50 pm


  110. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:52 pm


  111. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:54 pm

    10 in a row!!!

  112. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:57 pm


    Carolina gonna win?

  113. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:58 pm

    egg carton

  114. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:58 pm

    ok, did I scare everyone away?

    baker’s dozen!!

  115. jm2375 December 21, 2008 5:59 pm

    14 – the amount the Warriors will outscore the Irish by.

  116. jm2375 December 21, 2008 6:00 pm

    half a month

  117. jm2375 December 21, 2008 6:00 pm

    4 squared

  118. jm2375 December 21, 2008 6:01 pm

    17 – I’ll give someone else a chance

  119. chawan_cut December 21, 2008 6:29 pm


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  122. chawan_cut December 21, 2008 6:30 pm


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  124. chawan_cut December 21, 2008 6:31 pm

    ah, nvm…
    3 more days!!!! Notre Dame!!!!

  125. jojo ® December 21, 2008 6:36 pm

    I am sad. Sad the Jets lost.

  126. wafan December 21, 2008 6:39 pm

    At the risk of being SMU’d, some of us are thrilled the Seahawks won.

    Good win for Holmgren!

  127. big mac December 21, 2008 6:41 pm

    Is the UH practice closed to the public? Do they practice at UH or at Cal Lee field?

  128. wafan December 21, 2008 6:44 pm

    That is a scary photo of Greg and Rolo. Looks like they could be related.

  129. wafan December 21, 2008 7:10 pm

    I wonder where everyone is? Last minute shopping? Starting the food preparation a bit early for both Christmas and the TGate? Resting up for the festivities on Wednesday and Thursday?

    Hopefully d1’s #2 arrived safe and sound from the frozen land of snow and ice.

  130. FloridaTed December 21, 2008 7:11 pm

    Hey, I didn’t know there where so many Catholic Churches in Las Vegas and that they all accept Casino Chips as offerings.

    It got to the point that there were so many different chips from many different Casinos, that they outsourced the sorting to the monks in a nearby monastery, who then cashed in the chips for cash.

    These monks are known in Vegas as the—-Chipmonks…..

  131. chawan_cut December 21, 2008 7:12 pm

    Ooooh KHNL in HD.
    K5 has a HD channel too. i wonder if they’ll start broadcasting UH games in HD. i’ll look on Tuesday at the bball game.

  132. FloridaTed December 21, 2008 7:19 pm

    Kinda lonely in here tonight….

  133. BowsForever December 21, 2008 7:20 pm

    Kudos to the Redskins for a hard-fought defensive victory (because there really wasn’t much offensive output, that’s for sure). Changes better be coming on offense for next season.

    As for the official Redskins website…what’s up with the new registration wall to watch videos? If you’re not gonna make ’em pay for it, you really should just drop the mandatory login deal.

  134. A-House December 21, 2008 7:23 pm

    Hello, Florida Ted:

    Up late trying to catch news from ST?

    Its been a very quiet day on this blog – must be tiredness from all the parties and parties to go!

    Have a great one!

  135. labat December 21, 2008 7:28 pm

    : cool :

  136. FloridaTed December 21, 2008 7:36 pm

    Hi, A-House,

    Did you get my e-mail?

    Everybody must be out panic shopping. The wife and I are going up to Jacksonville for Christmas with daughter and grandkids. Usually they come here, but a change of scenery may do us some good this year.

  137. jm2375 December 21, 2008 7:44 pm

    Hi FT! How are you? How’s the weather in FL? Looked pretty good yesterday.

  138. chawan_cut December 21, 2008 8:05 pm

    tonight’s news

  139. Committed Road Warrior December 21, 2008 8:07 pm

    Wow! Slow day on the blog…..

    My internet stay broke, so I’m leaching off of somebody else’s unsecured wireless network in the neighborhood. I feel guilty doing this, of course.

    I don’t know if it’s just my residence or what, but my internet access works just fine up until ~5pm or so, when it slows down so much that web browsing is useless. Then ~6pm on it’s pretty much inoperative the whole night until the following morning.

    It’s like I can only use the internet during normal business hours.

    This has been going on since Friday and will be calling the cable company in the morning to see what’s up, as this has been pretty frustrating.

  140. FloridaTed December 21, 2008 8:41 pm


    The weather is quite nice right now, mid to high seventies, no complains.

  141. A-House December 21, 2008 8:41 pm

    Hi Florida Ted:

    Yep, got your email and responded.

    Thank you!!!

  142. FloridaTed December 21, 2008 8:43 pm

    Funny, these conversations are in suupeer slooow moootion….

  143. FloridaTed December 21, 2008 8:46 pm


    Sorry, never got it.

  144. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 9:05 pm

    Blog Contest Alert!

    A large soda at the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl for the first one to correctly ID the school represented on the former SLS coach’s t-shirt in one of the pics today.

  145. BowsForever December 21, 2008 9:08 pm

    Easy! It’s the…er…Panthers! πŸ˜‰

  146. wafan December 21, 2008 9:08 pm

    Funny how every so often people will poke their heads in, make a comment, then run and do other things.

    See you guys tomorrow!

  147. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 9:11 pm

    …and no fair using Guugu search

  148. jm2375 December 21, 2008 9:11 pm

    wafan – you mean do an esme? hehehehehe

  149. Stretch December 21, 2008 9:15 pm

    Montana Western… Is Heineken considered “soda”??

  150. A-House December 21, 2008 9:16 pm

    Florida Ted, you’ve got mail!

  151. wafan December 21, 2008 9:17 pm

    jm38u2383803lksfs0f8f09ufa0df3 . . .

    Does what they are doing today really count as an Esme?

    They usually return hours later with another comment or observation.

    Esme, on the other hand, just goes away. Sometimes for weeks/months at a time. Dang. I know I am probably going to hear from Esme now.

    She will forget by next summer, hopefully.


  152. bigHilofan2 December 21, 2008 9:18 pm

    hiya Tsaikos everywhere. ‘

    busy day today helping cuz wit his cooking chores. good fun, long day, sweet dreams. nite nite

  153. las vegas December 21, 2008 9:19 pm

    does u of mary washington have a football team?
    united methodist womens college?

  154. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 9:19 pm


    It’ll be worth it; I knew there were lurkers!


    You sure you no like one “special” kine Lite? πŸ˜‰

  155. las vegas December 21, 2008 9:23 pm

    jus’ got home from work, 13 hours of driving.
    if one more ‘tard from cali cuts me off
    i’m going to, going to uhhhh… going to call BHF2!

  156. las vegas December 21, 2008 9:24 pm

    so if i shave my head and grow a semi beard and kill somebody
    will they blame Wafan?

  157. wafan December 21, 2008 9:26 pm

    LV . . .

    I would be able to claim insanity by students. They would not convict me. HA!

  158. wafan December 21, 2008 9:28 pm

    Okay, goodnight for real this time.

  159. las vegas December 21, 2008 9:29 pm

    question on Tengans shirt
    no way he would buy that shirt, so did he get it from UWM recruiters?
    you know, da kine “I give you dis shirt, send me a guard this year”
    must have uku shirts from Dixie College, S.Utah, and like schools

  160. Stretch December 21, 2008 9:30 pm

    d1 – the special lite beer must be like water is it is as strong as the name

  161. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 9:30 pm

    … or blame Jason’s father?

    las vegas,
    IDK about Mary Washington but Montana-Western does.

  162. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 9:34 pm

    las vegas,
    OC at UMW is Pohai Lee, nephew of Coaches Ron and Cal.
    Stayed behind after Dad, Tommy retired last year.
    Pohai was coaching at SLS a few years back

  163. las vegas December 21, 2008 9:35 pm

    almost 12/22 and I nevah buy Mrs LV a present yet.

    we promised not to buy each other anything, but if no present on Christmas kinda sad.

    plus secretly she gon’ be habut (for a long time)

    gotta go to the Hawaiian jewelry store in the morning

  164. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 21, 2008 9:35 pm

    United Mine Workers Football?

    Has to be University of Wisconsin because the other Udub has only one capus

    University of Wisconsin at Madison – main campus.

    Whatta game tonight with the Giants and the Panthers. Three Nuyawkers
    and a buncha kittykat fans in the next room.

    El Mariachi needs to be supported by the Tsai-ko fuud community – they serve on paper plates because they cannot afford the real things yet, but the food is plentiful, tasty and cheap. Five of us ate for less than $50 including tip and carried away two full plates of leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch.

  165. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 9:35 pm



    See you for your payoff on Wednesday!

  166. Stretch December 21, 2008 9:37 pm

    LV – that’s the famous last words, “no worry, I no like one present”. When you finally listen to them, they get all PO’d. When you buy something, they get all PO’d for spending money. No can win.

    When I asked Stretchette what she wanted for Christmas, she answered “cash”. ooops, bad question.

  167. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 9:39 pm


    Sounds like a good deal!

    Stretch got it right. U. of Montana-Western (Dillon, MT). Member of the Frontier Conference (NAIA) in football.

  168. Stretch December 21, 2008 9:40 pm

    WDoc – sorry about today, everyone was tied up. Maybe can try schedule again??

  169. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 21, 2008 9:40 pm

    Whoops!! capus = campus

  170. Stephen Tsai December 21, 2008 9:42 pm

    Yes, it’s been a slow time.
    This is a really odd bowl. There doesn’t seem to be any oomph.
    I’m not feeling it from Notre Dame or UH.
    Also, these Notre Dame guys are too nice.

  171. las vegas December 21, 2008 9:45 pm

    Happy to report that SELEGILINE works on doggie alzheimer’s.
    the dog has improved a 100 percent and is back to normal.
    next on the list is my dad, no worry he’s asleep.

  172. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 9:47 pm

    Maybe if “some private school linebacker ” was to say, “I’ll attend the school of the winning team on Wednesday” that might provide some “oomph”?

  173. las vegas December 21, 2008 9:47 pm

    post #170, thats not good for UH.

  174. Stephen Tsai December 21, 2008 9:51 pm

    Did your son make it home.
    My niece (also a Linfield student) is stranded. She’s on stand-by somewhere.

  175. BG December 21, 2008 9:52 pm


    No fair posting at 2-3 in the morning! Brother, you know I luv you, but, I gotta point out…if two keiki o ka aina are on the field battling it out for two different teams…I AGREE with you…I’m supporting the UH Warrior. Slam dunk. No doubt…like the Pope is Catholic. But, I won’t support booing or bad mouthing a local kid…underline “kid”.

    Sooo, do wet birds fly at night? (changing the subject)


  176. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 9:58 pm

    Well….uhh…errr….there’s a chance that #2 son is spending the night with your niece 😯

    Both HA flts outta PDX got turned back to the terminal. They were on board for about 6 hours; got a go-ahead at one point to take-off in 30 but I guess they couldn’t get the runway clear enough.
    There’s about a dozen of them who are sleeping at the gate tonight. The flight is scheduled to try again in the morning.

  177. FloridaTed December 21, 2008 9:58 pm


    Maybe they’re trying to lull each other with niceness and then come out guns blazing during the game? At least I hope so.

    What’s the latest ticket count?

  178. jm2375 December 21, 2008 10:13 pm

    Gee, it’s that time of the month – jellyfish invasion!! Shall we not tell the Irish and let them go swimming? j/k

  179. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 10:13 pm

    Shhh…. no say nothing about the box jellyfish to the ND guys.


    That might be “oomph” material? πŸ‘Ώ

  180. Garret December 21, 2008 10:32 pm

    The photo with this article clearly shows how hard George Daily-Lyles took their loss in the state championship game. That is too bad for him and the Poly team…but it shows how badly he wants to win and the memory of that loss might serve as a motivational force for him before he starts his college career.

  181. Garret December 21, 2008 10:35 pm

    Bess played a game in 10-degree weather with a 20mph wind, so the wind chill was probably below zero…while wearing short sleeves! He led him team in receptions and yards receiving and they now need to beat the Jets to win their division and make the playoffs. If they lose, they are out…so that is a huge game!

    This while Davone Bess, who caught six passes, made the most heroic statement of the game: The player out of the University of Hawaii played the coldest game in Miami history in short sleeves.

  182. Garret December 21, 2008 10:37 pm

    I’m glad that Samson had such a solid game…the OL gave up no sacks and the offense put up big numbers, with Samson showing how he can use his speed to block downfield.

    Center Samson Satele, trying to keep his starting job, led a couple of long gains on end-arounds by blocking 25-yards downfield. The rest of the line did yeoman’s work, not allowing a sack and generally providing some holes, particularly in the final four minutes when the Dolphins needed to run to win the game and did exactly.

  183. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 10:38 pm

    Florida Ted,

    News tonight says tix sales at about 41,500.

  184. Garret December 21, 2008 10:38 pm

    Long day…but at least I didn’t miss posting on an entire blog.

  185. J-Force December 21, 2008 10:38 pm

    We went to St. Louis high school, this past saturday and my son had a blast getting some autographs of his favorite players especially R. Mouton
    and K. Pelaris. We’ll be back again tomorrow to get more auto. cuz’ we just bought the commerative UH/ND shreraton football. Rainbowtique has a small table in moana surf entrance lobby – if anyone interested.

  186. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 10:42 pm


    Glad you went with the ball instead of the gold helmet.
    Grrrrr πŸ‘Ώ

  187. J-Force December 21, 2008 10:51 pm


    My son said the mini gold helmet didn’t seem to look right with hawaii bowl logo on it, so i just paid a little bit more for the football. It’s actually really nice, wish i could show it here. Aloha!

  188. chawan_cut December 21, 2008 10:54 pm

    i wonder which espn announcers are gonna call the game. i bet there was probably a long line of people that signed up for this game to get out of the crazy cold winter storms hitting all of the mainland right now.

  189. d1ε³Ά December 21, 2008 10:58 pm

    Long day today.
    Hoping for a successful return for #2 son tomorrow!


  190. Jason December 21, 2008 11:05 pm

    Dave Pasch and Andre Ware are calling the game.

  191. J-Force December 21, 2008 11:18 pm


    If i’m not mistaken, Andre Ware was the espn sideline reporter on UH last game against washington on an unforgettable ’07 season.

  192. jm2375 December 21, 2008 11:26 pm

    OK time for bed. Nitey nite. work tomorrow.

    Jason – enjoy your vacation. That’s about the only thing I miss about college – the vacations!!

  193. Jason December 21, 2008 11:42 pm

    J-Force: Actually, the press release said Jack Arute was the sideline reporter for the Washington game. But maybe they made a change last minute, IDK; I was at the game. πŸ˜€

    jm2375: Thanks! It starts tomorrow … with me teaching a workshop for my math team kids. πŸ˜›

  194. WarriorMojo December 22, 2008 12:21 am

    JForce, does the autograph football actually say UH and ND on it? I went to Rainbowtique today and of course they didn’t have it. Almost sold out of the t-shirts too.

  195. J-Dog December 22, 2008 12:50 am

    Jack Arute and Desmond Howard were the sideline reporters for the UH vs UW game.

    I personally like Chris Spielman and Sean McDounough who gave UH a lot of love after they called the SJSU, Nevada and Boise Games in ’07.

  196. J-Force December 22, 2008 1:04 am


    Correction on my last post about autograph football, it’s just say Sheraton Hawaii Bowl -just got mixed up with my 2007 Warrior perfect season football. My son and i got it at a small rainbowtique shop in Moana surfrider were the warriors staying. Aloha!

  197. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 22, 2008 1:41 am

    Here’s to #2 son in the d1shima family’s speedy return!
    I’m pau baking cookies and finally settling down after the exciting Redskins win!!!
    Mahalo to those who responded to my request for a ride to the T-Gate. I think we’re good now πŸ˜‰

    Nitey nite and SWEET Warrior Dreams!

  198. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 4:50 am

    i know this is a funny game. all da Damien Katlicks up in Niu Valley say day fo ND, but dis Hilo Katlick stay fo UH. you no Katlicks, last minute day tide da basket. πŸ˜€
    pretend da pocket empty till you shake em down.

    i tinkin da ND team coming to Aloha Stadium is like,
    like giong to da Winn wit roll quarters and go to do massage spot wit da pretty chicks. “get outta heah” day tellz yu. i feelin dis game goin be last minute amp job.

    booing… this giong be easy. I dunno 1 Hawaii player at ND. da closest i get is my friend’s cousins’ friend. so since no mo dat instant aggravation, I gonna yell at dem all. πŸ˜†

    sorry for missin you today. we wuz working so hard in Niu Valley, and eatin and drinkin and eatin and eatin, befo you know it, wuz past 7 pm. neva even watch any game today. πŸ™ today wuz soo last minute, even forgot my bannah and hat. da wife going bring em Tomorrow nite. but again, solly I missed your shinddig. honest~

  199. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 5:35 am

    okay its official.

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    woot woot!!

    i gonna work, then go Waikiki around noon, look fo all da big black an white guyz, talk about da balmy weddah! πŸ˜† tell em get choke chicks down by the Ilikai lagoon, best way fo get dayah is to walk on the beach sands, take off the shoes and slippah, dig da feet in da sands, take off da shirt, feel da breezez. πŸ˜† 5 owaz nuff. πŸ˜†

  200. wafan December 22, 2008 5:55 am

    A fine frozen morning all!

  201. wafan December 22, 2008 5:57 am

    Never really thought about it before. Gas stations are running out of fuel to sell because the fuel trucks cannot get there.

    So even though prices are still the lowest in years they have stopped dropping (and in some cases have even gone up a few pennies) because of the lack of supply and the artificial higher demand.

    Kind of reminds me of the ’70’s and the gas shortages way back then.

  202. wafan December 22, 2008 6:02 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Had some friends visit in Hawai’i. They were so reflective it hurt to look at them when they stood in the sun. I asked them to stand facing the sun when we spoke so I could get tanned on both sides at the same time.

  203. jm2375 December 22, 2008 6:14 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Where is everyone? WAKE UP!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ *banging on da clubhouse door*

    So, should we tell the leprechauns fo go swim at da beach. No worries, da jellyfish stay harmless. hehehehehe.

    wafan, dj and everyone else freezing their okoles off in conus – stay warm!!

    Liz – didja notice no mo KNHL HD? dey wen swap ’em for KFVE HD. Aiyah!!! Watched da game yesterday in std def. yuck. Dish Customer Support says we gotta call da station and make huhu and mebbe they put em back.

  204. jm2375 December 22, 2008 6:30 am

    Way off topic – but the current issue of the British Medical Journal, one of the most respected journals worldwide, has a bunch of fun, non-academic, papers with the general topic being “Everything you know is wrong”.

  205. d1ε³Ά December 22, 2008 7:14 am

    Great Morning All!

    Talked with #2 son. Still holding in the airport. No snow but 21 degrees and wind picking up.
    Rescheduled flt time of 0810 is now :55 bye bye; waiting….waiting… πŸ™

  206. ND4LIFE December 22, 2008 8:58 am

    Im looking forward too a great competitive game. go irish

  207. Gyms in College Station January 7, 2009 1:07 pm

    I love the gyms in College Station

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