Kahuku safety commits to UH

Kahuku safety Kamalani Alo yesterday accepted a UH football scholarship.
Alo is 6 feeet 1 1/2 and 200 pounds.
He is capable of running 40 yards in under 4.6 seconds.
Alo played cornerback last year, and outside linebacker and safety this season.
“He can cover ground,” Kahuku coach Reggie Torres said. “That’s why we moved him to safety. His speed is phenomenal.”
Alo is a multi-skilled member of the track team. He competes in the 100-meter dash, 110 hurdles, 4×100 relay, shot put and discus.
He is a sweeper in soccer.
“He’s got great ability, and it’s all based on his work ethic,” Torres said. “He’s not afraid to train.”


  1. Ray November 20, 2008 12:57 am

    Wow, I’m numero uno!

  2. Mouthwash November 20, 2008 12:58 am


  3. al November 20, 2008 1:10 am

    here i thought aulola tonga was going to commit first.

  4. al November 20, 2008 1:11 am

    in the oia championship game this kid was all over the place making plays. non-stop motor. plays really hungry. and he is a hitter ask the farrington running backs.

  5. letsgowarriors November 20, 2008 1:24 am

    im not sure if alo played against farrington, i know he was injured sometime late in the season.

  6. las vegas November 20, 2008 1:41 am


  7. HiFlyer November 20, 2008 1:56 am

    Is there any video highlights of Alo?

  8. WarriorMojo November 20, 2008 1:58 am

    Top Ten, baby! Been awhile. Congratulations to Kamalani!

  9. Committed Road Warrior November 20, 2008 2:12 am

    Congrats to Kamalani.

  10. Hawaiianbod November 20, 2008 2:42 am

    top 10

  11. Bulla November 20, 2008 2:59 am

    top 11

  12. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:00 am

    good evening or good morning, just be good

    what’s happening tsaiko brothers? i am protecting the natives from the tourists in lovely waikiki, and decided to drop in

  13. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:01 am

    nice to see the kahuku connection working with UH, it’s been a long time coming

  14. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:01 am

    st louis, home of the manicured field turf, haha

  15. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:01 am

    should i say ‘well’ manicured d1?

  16. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:02 am

    like as in ‘oh well…..’, same guy who manicured it is still watering it twice a week 🙁

  17. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:02 am

    now that was not needed

  18. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:03 am


    thanks for the email about putting mrs bulla on the list, but it won’t happen, she’s too busy to partake in our frivolity

  19. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:04 am


    i am going to start playing with my commands

  20. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:04 am

    not doing too good, need some toootoring 🙂

  21. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:05 am

    good to see i am the only insane one still up,
    let’s see, GO WILDCATS, KICK SOME ARSE..

    now that was living on the edge, where’s the playground monitor now? ST, haha

  22. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:06 am

    the other night at Genjis, i was sitting to one big-body guy, no not RK….our very own james…..

    ventura hwy came on and mrs bulla said, ‘hey, mr. america, it’s your turn’ i tell you, those Monarchs aren’t all they’re fluffed up to be,

  23. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:07 am

    fun night, i’ll send SteveM the photos of the real cake, not the Weber State one, the Tsaikos…..done in cupcakes with frosting from Safeway, ono licious

  24. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:08 am

    ok, since i’ll be on a plane tonight, i’ll set my quarterly quota in one sitting this morning

  25. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:09 am

    so when uncle al wakes up in the near future, he’ll have something to complain about…..of course, he’ll have good reason, but this will be something for him and dpk and stretch and homey and jason and kazz and esme and d1 and all the other good people to comment about

  26. Mike November 20, 2008 3:09 am

    G’mornin Bulla! Insane is as insane, um, posts.

    Sorry, had to interrupt you before you broke one of Garret’s freeplay records for most consecutive posts…

  27. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:10 am

    i told mrs bulla, le’ts take some beef stew to the tailgate, she told me, good idea, you’re not going to watch your son play? oooooops, talk about making a big boo boo, as compared to a bid dooo doooo. i’ll take the former and not the latter, oh well.

  28. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:10 am

    shoot mike,

    wish i knew you were lurking, i would have never started, haha

  29. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:11 am

    the string is broken, but a valiant attemp from a non computer geeky kind of guy, haha

  30. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:11 am

    glad to know there are normal people sleeping, not having to be the nocturnal urinal for the rest of the world

  31. Mike November 20, 2008 3:12 am

    Hmm, I wonder if Bulla is powerful enough to crash the blog all by himself…

  32. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:12 am

    now where’d he go? just when i was rolling, bruddah mike throws the ohia log in the tracks, buckaloose da runaway train, and den Esme like moves……wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,

  33. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:13 am


    good guy, last time i tried to crash the blog, they stopped me before i walked into Camellias, haha

  34. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:14 am

    it’s all good, i am practicing my mavis bacon video…..’Typing with the Pro’s’, and it’s not going well. dpk, on the other hand is a liberace virtuoso on the keyboard….just like a menehune on crack

  35. Mike November 20, 2008 3:14 am

    Nocturnal Urinal is a great name for a band. Maybe a Spinal Tap side project.

    It’s decision time: stop grading and go to sleep, or just stay up until it’s time to go to practice. Wish now that I hadn’t drank that Monster.

  36. Bulla November 20, 2008 3:15 am


    gotta roll, will check back in, gotta make like a ref, got a call about a domestic on the 22nd floor, don’t need no Batman action over the edge

    esme out….whoooooooooooooooosh

  37. Mike November 20, 2008 3:17 am

    Eh, I still here. No Esme action from me. I just type slow at this hour.

    BTW, I’m telling DPK that you called him a Liberace virtuoso. Jerry Lee Lewis maybe…

  38. Mike November 20, 2008 3:17 am

    Exit Bulla. Cue the crickets.

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid November 20, 2008 3:36 am

    *chirp chirp… chirp chirp…*

  40. Kekoa November 20, 2008 3:36 am

    Sheesh! Noisy neighbors are the pits! Always think it’s someone else. Where’s my Slippah!

  41. Da Punchbowl Kid November 20, 2008 3:41 am

    *coqui! coqui!*

    (for all the Big Island and Lanikai residents, the coquis ate the crickets)

  42. wafan November 20, 2008 4:35 am

    Wet morning all!

    Dang. We are now over 5″ ahead in rainfall for November but still a bunch of inches short for the year. Now it would only fall as snow in the mountains we will not have to worry about water over the summer.

  43. wafan November 20, 2008 4:37 am

    Need to open the tap to Kahuku a bit more!

    Yay for Kamalani!!! Awesome.

  44. wafan November 20, 2008 4:38 am

    No way I am going to get anywhere near close to the Bulla-meister in number of posts.

  45. wafan November 20, 2008 4:38 am

    I always run out of stuff to say.

  46. wafan November 20, 2008 4:42 am

    Looks like the US auto makers are going under. Even more unemployed people. I wonder if this administration will raise the budget for social services or leave it as another problem for the next bunch of administrations.

  47. Stretch November 20, 2008 5:17 am

    good morning tsaikos!!

    great to see more kahuku players coming over to UH.

  48. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:18 am


  49. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:19 am

    not to worry, change is coming! after all Obama is soon to come.

  50. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:26 am

    is it my turn?

  51. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:28 am

    I almost drowned once in the Hanauma bay toilet bowls

  52. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:29 am

    no, not that one.
    the lava tubes!

  53. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:30 am

    got hit by a car in front of Kapahulu theatres when I was 8

  54. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:31 am

    my smoke detector is pinging, but I took the battery out, still yet

  55. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:33 am

    I nevah spark BigHiloFan2 fo’ long time.

    you ok?

  56. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:35 am

    about 15 years ago, my buddies ordered squid tempura at one local bar, when it came, had one bambucha cockaroach freshly cooked inside

  57. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:36 am

    dog unhappy with smoke alarm, gotta go fix ’em
    good bye, you guys got lucky I no can stay

  58. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:46 am

    just walking by

  59. las vegas November 20, 2008 5:48 am

    going back, hey! my ladder is only rated for 250#
    just made it! maybe

  60. mano1 November 20, 2008 5:51 am

    Alright Kahuku….Welcome Alo….to the Warrior Nation !

  61. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 20, 2008 5:58 am

    Hey, who turned on the lights????
    yak yak yak…

    oh, Aloha Kakahiaka!

  62. Garret November 20, 2008 6:08 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Kamalani Alo!

  63. Garret November 20, 2008 6:14 am


    I think my longest post string wasn’t about free play links–I think it was when I was on a business trip in DC and found a ton of articles in 2007 about the Warriors who had been drafted by the NFL or were in NFL camps (Samson, Ikaika, Nate, etc.).

  64. Garret November 20, 2008 6:16 am

    Article about Idaho’s lack of depth…that should be good for the Warriors, especially as the game goes along.

    UI’s depleted secondary and an injury to Eddie Williams, perhaps the team’s best athlete, provided proof positive Saturday that the Great Vandal Rebuilding Project is still far from complete. As usual, undisciplined play was a major contributor, too.

    UI racked up more penalties and penalty yards than TTFB, but the real story was the timing of them. The Vandals continued their uncanny knack for stupid miscues and/or unruly behavior in the most inopportune moments.

    TTFB turned the ball over once. On the flip side, UI did it up right, losing a fumble that was run back for a touchdown and throwing two interceptions in its own territory. Now THAT’S how to ruin momentum. I hope football teams everywhere are taking notes.

    A 79-yard punt return for a touchdown by Kyle Wilson gave TTFB its first lead and broke UI’s spirits — an easy thing to do to this fragile, oft-ridiculed bunch. Perhaps most demoralizing was that the Vandals had ample opportunities to tackle Wilson, if not for the impromptu “poor tackling clinic” they graciously put on. How nice of them to show their opponents what not to do.

    With their best defensive player, safety Shiloh Keo, out for the season with an injury and their two starting cornerbacks suspended, UI’s secondary was a disaster waiting to happen. The coaches on both sides knew it, so one can only imagine how Vandal head coach Robb Akey and his assistants felt trying to prepare a game plan to stop a team that leans heavily on its creative, super-efficient air attack. Talk about a horror movie waiting to be written.

  65. Garret November 20, 2008 6:17 am

    This University of Idaho graduate sure doesn’t seem to respect UH much in his article.

    The Vandals have an opportunity to end this disappointing season well with a road victory against Hawaii this Saturday. The Warriors are a so-so Western Athletic Conference team, or a poor Football Bowl Subdivision team — it means the same thing.

    UH’s offense isn’t even close to what it has been in recent years: With big-time quarterback Colt Brennan and his stable of NFL-ready receivers gone, the team has managed just 14 touchdown passes while tossing 19 interceptions. And the team’s defense isn’t any better.

  66. Garret November 20, 2008 6:18 am

    Quote from Bess about the importance of chemistry on offense.

    “Without chemistry, it’s impossible to go out and perform at a high level in any circumstances when it comes to the passing game,” receiver Davone Bess said. “The quarterback has to understand you, from your speed, to your catching ability, down to knowing what you’re thinking inside-out, and vice versa.”

  67. Garret November 20, 2008 6:20 am

    The New England media wrote about Bess being a returner against the Patriots.

    When it comes to kick returns, youngsters Ted Ginn, Jr and Davone Bess split duties. Despite the bad numbers, they’ve had some good moments — earlier in the season against Seattle, Ginn had a 100-yard return called back because of a holding penalty. Ginn has handled the bulk of the kick returns the last five weeks, including three returns for a total of 53 yards but no touchdowns last week against the Raiders.

    According to Izzo, they have two different return styles.

    “Ginn has exceptional speed, whereas Bess is also fast, but a little quicker, a bit more of an upfield returner. Ginn is more of a run to daylight guy who gets to the edge,” Izzo said. “We’ve seen Ginn take it up the middle for big yardage as well.”

  68. Garret November 20, 2008 6:21 am

    Another article about Bess’ return stats this season.

    Bess, a rookie from Hawaii, is ranked 22nd in the NFL with a 22.2-yard average on 16 returns, with a long of 32 yards. Ginn is 37th out of 38 with a 20.8 average and a long of 41 yards.

  69. jm2375 November 20, 2008 6:24 am

    Morning Tsai-kos!

    Welcome to the Warrior Ohana, Mr. Alo!

    Okay, dey still forecasting a nasty weekend. Everybody stay dry. Green ponchos for those going to da game!

    Liz – I have more questions about Dish. Do you have a tsai-kos email addy?

    Over da mountains and off da cliffs and wheee, to work.

    Esme and out. whooosh!

  70. XxFaithxX November 20, 2008 6:32 am

    Morning all,

    Congrats to Alo!, welcome to the WARRIOR ohana. BTW, Is he going to greyshirt?

    RE: Tonga – Its been rumored that he has been offered by UCLA….per manti’s dad on sports hawaii

  71. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 20, 2008 6:32 am

    jm2375= lizkauai at gmail dot com

  72. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 20, 2008 6:40 am


    by Travis Evans (Contributor)

    November 17, 2008
    NFL, Jason Campbell, Colt Brennan, Preview/Prediction

    This is my second article about Brennan and Campbell. Campbell has made me sway his way a little more, but Brennan holds the advantage 67 percent—33 percent over Campbell.
    1. Was the top or second QB in draft but then had a bad game vs. Georgia, who just publicly stated the objective was to GET BRENNAN.
    2. I think Brennan will flourish under this offense because of his timing and release.
    3. He is more mobile and isn’t afraid to try and fit the ball into that tight spot. (All great QBs have had this attribute.)
    4. The comparisons to the greats are what Brennan got but Campbell has got zip, zodda, zilch.
    5. Broke record.
    6. Preseason may just be practice but that spiral…ugh I was drooling.
    7. Reminds me of a no dog fighting Mike Vick.
    1. Had an OK year so far but just hasn’t proven to me he is the future.
    2. He can’t throw the deep ball for anything. Moss had a sure TD but it was under thrown and he had to adjust or drop it.
    3. Less mobile and slower thinker.
    4. May have a stronger arm.
    5. Has chemistry.
    6. Zorn is the ingredient to success, not him.

    Therefore I give the advantage to Brennan. Plus it may have been preseason, but in the near future you will hear Brennan to Moss for a TD/ Brennan to Thomas/Kelly for TD.

  73. A-House November 20, 2008 6:50 am


  74. las vegas November 20, 2008 7:11 am

    Congrats to Kahuku’s Coaches, another D-1 player!

  75. FloridaTed November 20, 2008 7:13 am

    Morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Looks like the recruiting train just keeps on rolling. The success we’re having sofar has never been seen before at UH.

    I have the feeling that quite a few of those DB’s will become linebackers in the future. Let’s keep it humming.

  76. djmitcho November 20, 2008 7:21 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko-land! Hope everyone has a great day!

  77. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 7:56 am

    Kamalani Alo sounds like a real athlete.. the kind of Warrior that is capable of different positions on the field.

    That makes 22 solid/soft commits. Just two openings left.. egads…! Not much room or time left for those on the fence to make a commitment.

    solid commits

    1. chad lopati
    2. veni manu
    3. jesse williams
    4. marcus malepeai
    5. chauncey makainai
    6. jordan loeffler
    7. joey iosefa
    8. deondre powell
    9. kevin williams
    10. tj alofipo
    11. wade keliikipi
    12. kalua noa
    13. billy ray stutzmann
    14. corey nielsen
    15. kimo maukala
    16. mike wadsworth
    17. kamalani alo

    soft commits

    17. george daily-lyles
    18. iuta tepa
    19. liloa nobriga

    greyshirts to scholies

    20. alema tachibana
    21. art laurel
    22. earvin sione

    JUST 2 more available.

    Steele Jantz ?

  78. MeiLing November 20, 2008 7:58 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Ho’omaikai to Kamalani Alo!

    MsLiz, mahalo for the Colt article.

    Bulla & Mrs. Bulla, safe travels to UT. Hope Da Beast has a great game.

    helloooo, las vegas!

  79. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 7:59 am

    OOps… error in numbering.. LOL

    That makes 23 solid/soft commits. Just two openings left.. egads…! Not much room or time left for those on the fence to make a commitment.

    solid commits

    1. chad lopati
    2. veni manu
    3. jesse williams
    4. marcus malepeai
    5. chauncey makainai
    6. jordan loeffler
    7. joey iosefa
    8. deondre powell
    9. kevin williams
    10. tj alofipo
    11. wade keliikipi
    12. kalua noa
    13. billy ray stutzmann
    14. corey nielsen
    15. kimo maukala
    16. mike wadsworth
    17. kamalani alo

    soft commits

    18. george daily-lyles
    19. iuta tepa
    20. liloa nobriga

    greyshirts to scholies

    21. alema tachibana
    22. art laurel
    23. earvin sione

    JUST 2 more available.

    Steele Jantz ?

    Leave a Reply

  80. jm2375 November 20, 2008 8:00 am

    liz – email sent. gracias.

  81. MeiLing November 20, 2008 8:02 am

    Garret, love hearing the positives about Davone.

  82. koakane™ November 20, 2008 8:07 am

    good morning tsai-ko kane’s and wahine’s what a sunny, chilly morning it is. hope you all stay fine.

    the children don’t seem to mind they just run and jump all over da place and dey no need kope. we should be so energetic at this time of the morning

    take care bulla think there was a witching moon out last night so some of the crazies were out.

    kden gotta esme just came in office to warm up and refill the cup. so as they say one cup of kope then I am gone. whooshhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  83. takoboy November 20, 2008 8:32 am

    pretty good list, thx MIH

    don’t know if i heard it right but sure sounded on CTC on tuesday that Nobriga was the guy coach was talking about when saying something to the tune of certain player’s dad is 99.9% sure he wants his son to come to Hawaii but just wnats him to take all his visits first. Coach Mac went on to say that’s fine but at a certain point, you’re gonna have to get off the fence and make a firm committment or we’re gonna have to move on. Hope all the soft commits make it a hard commit as soon as possible.

  84. takoboy November 20, 2008 8:56 am

    for all you peeps that thought about goin to the bj/gsp press conference tomorrow, been moved to the blaisdell rather than the shell cuz of the rain. hope the rain at least subsides for a little come saturday nite

  85. tommui November 20, 2008 8:57 am

    BULLA = safe journey!

  86. al November 20, 2008 9:23 am

    mike…..bulla was this close to the record. | | this close.

  87. Tombo Ahi November 20, 2008 9:36 am

    here’s kamalani alo’s 2009 highlights. can’t wait to hear jim leahey luxuriate over his name.

  88. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 9:39 am

    Link to Kamalani Alo’s highlights.. curtesy of TomboAhi


  89. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 9:39 am

    Oops.. Tombo.. you beat me to it.. LOL

  90. Tombo Ahi November 20, 2008 9:44 am

    hehe mih. found it on youtube, but it wasn’t listed under “kamalani alo”. i think it was “kamalani kahuku”

  91. Bulla November 20, 2008 10:23 am

    g’morning gangeeez,

    ok, that was a valiant try earlier, but no worries beef curries….it was fun. i will no way ever in this life match up to the efforts of our very own Garret, haha.

    mahalo for all the well wishes, going to Ogden to get a victory for those Wildcats. 4 years ago, this team had 1 win, this season they should be 10-2 with losses to #7 Utah, and UH….. not too shabby.

    Playoffs, here we come…..followed by Bulla and Lyn’s weekly car wash at Waialae Chevron to offset the expenditures…..haha. Was it worth it….bet your arse….would we do it again….in a nano second!


  92. cheepono November 20, 2008 10:57 am

    hey bulla,

    do you train high school athletes at enchanted lakes during the week? if so, what’s that all about?

  93. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:21 am

    Almost pau recruiting! Can’t wait for next year!

    Good day all!

    curveball and al – still haven’t found my glove yet…may have to bust out a new one from storage.

  94. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:29 am

    I was watching the Oct. Kahuku vs. Farrington regular season game on the OC16 sports website and it looks like Alo has good speed and quickness off the edge. He is also adept at man coverage. Yep, he’d be a good SS or OLB.



  95. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:30 am

    Hmmm, can I surpass Bulla’s posting record?

  96. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:31 am

    Speaking of Bulla, have a safe and enjoyable trip! Lyn too!

  97. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:32 am

    When are we supposed to see the Princess videos?

    Hi FAYE!

  98. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:33 am

    I wonder if it pours rain this Saturday will it be the equalizer? The Warriors RB corps are thin. Can they sustain a running game?

  99. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:34 am

    Turnovers will be a huge factor. Who can hang on to a slippery football better?

  100. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:35 am

    Anyone into SUP? Anyone in the paddleboard industry?

  101. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:36 am

    Haven’t seen Esme in a while…When I think of her I somehow picture two traffic cones…

  102. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:38 am

    It’s been a couple of weeks since I last saw a Tsaiko, I wonder if any of them lost or gained weight and are unrecognizable?

  103. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:39 am

    Oh wait, I did see Leila and Faye and they still look mahvalous.

  104. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:41 am

    Just in case, to prevent duplicates, I’m bringing fried saimin (fried noodles) from Mililani Restaurant this Saturday. I think it’s something Rob25 can eat.

  105. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:42 am

    Isn’t Idaho last in the WAC in offense? For sure the planets and stars are out of the alignment should they go cosmic against the Warrior D.

  106. letsgowarriors November 20, 2008 11:42 am

    so when u going to announce the RB verbal?

  107. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:43 am

    I’m talking aloud as I’m typing and the dogs are tilting their heads like I’m nutz.

  108. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:44 am

    Damn! String broken! 😡

  109. homey ✦ November 20, 2008 11:45 am

    As Audrina says on The Hills, “I’m done”.

  110. Rob25 November 20, 2008 11:49 am

    Ooooo…thanks homester! I like fried saimin! All noodles are good! I don’t have to worry about some weird animal part.

    I’m bringing lasagna!

  111. Rob25 November 20, 2008 11:49 am

    Why can’t I hit the progressive on the Wheel of Fortune?

  112. Bulla November 20, 2008 11:50 am

    cheepono, #92

    no, that’s not me at enchanted lakes, but i heard of someone doing some NIKE SPARQ training over there.

    SPARQ has some good techniques and great ideas. they have a free website, just google nike sparq and see what happens. i thing that person charges a fee for their services; i’d recommend doing the website first and see what it’s all about

  113. Rob25 November 20, 2008 11:52 am

    Have a safe and victorious trip Bulla and Lyn!

  114. jm2375 November 20, 2008 11:56 am

    Homey more than made up for his prolonged absence with all his posts this morning. 😀 😛

  115. HiFlyer November 20, 2008 11:58 am

    mornig all, is anyone going to the VB game tonight?

  116. jm2375 November 20, 2008 12:01 pm

    :oops Hi Rob25!

  117. jojo ® November 20, 2008 12:08 pm

    Rob25, glad you like noodles, I will bring squid ink pasta

  118. 101 November 20, 2008 12:13 pm

    is the rb GABE TUATA?

  119. A-House November 20, 2008 12:17 pm

    Bulla & Lyn:

    Safe and enjoyable trip and successful game for Weber State and “The Beast”.

    Keep warm – temps look “cold” – brrrrrrrrrrr.

  120. Rob25 November 20, 2008 12:23 pm

    Hi jm2375!

    Ralph…I hope that there are people going to VB! 😆

  121. Rob25 November 20, 2008 12:28 pm

    Oh jojo…are you going to try and get me to eat something gross?

    Stop pulling a homey!! hahaha

    Wait…I’m finally going to meet you at a tailgate?

  122. Bulla November 20, 2008 12:34 pm

    to all the tsaiko ohana,

    mahalo for the kind words and good wishes; whew, i think my middle name should be Delta by now…..what the heck, you only go once…..let it ride.

    final season game, a big win would be nothing short of awesome for the Wildcats, but here’s a story only a father would appreciate, and a nutz one like me at that.

    Coach: hey bulla, did ryan talk to you about his shoulder?
    Bulla: yeah, he said he heard a little pop and went to see the trainer.

    Coach: well, that pop he heard was his left shoulder separating at practice…..
    Bulla: how bad is it?
    Coach: not bad, we put it back in place and he’ll be fine by game time

    Bulla: So what did ryan tell you about the shoulder coach?
    Coach: your son is nutz, he told me the trainer said that he separated his left shoulder….but he told the trainer ‘i still have my right one though….right?’

    Bulla: that’s my son, he has a high threshold for pain, it scares me
    Coach: i know, the trainer said he could still do the rotation exercises with the shoulder separated, and when asked if it hurt, Ryan told the trainer, ‘pain is a concept of the mind, and i am not allowing myself to think of pain right now….’ so the trainer told him if it felt weird, and ryan told the trainer, ‘if i say it feels weird, will you keep me out of the game on Saturday?’

    Coach: the trainer got pissed and said, ‘Eastman, you separated your shoulder, now let’s get to work on it, and no i won’t keep you out of the game on saturday

    Ryan: thanks, i don’t have to use my left side, i can favor my right and still play if i have to….and can i get 2 cortisone shots, i don’t want to feel anything til after the game…shoot man, it’s history!!!

    now that was funny.

  123. Rob25 November 20, 2008 12:40 pm

    Bulla – If only all men could have that threshold for pain…then all of us women could stop giving birth and hand that duty over to the men!


    That’s a great story!

  124. Stretch November 20, 2008 12:45 pm

    Good Afternoon Tsaikos!!

    How come no more practice report today??

  125. Rob25 November 20, 2008 12:48 pm

    Ralph…I hope that there are people going to VB!

    My bad…I meant to direct this to Hiflyer!

    I guess I will be watching on TV as I am still feeling groggy from being up all night on Monday!


    What, am I homey now?

  126. Rob25 November 20, 2008 12:49 pm

    Stretch…he has to be at practice to give a report.

    I bet he had detention for getting his son to school late…again!

  127. Bulla November 20, 2008 12:57 pm

    Rob 25,

    well put rob 25, no wonder i’ve been jealous of the opposite gender all this time, hahahaha

  128. d1島 November 20, 2008 1:04 pm

    Great Day All!

    Good news keeps coming in about the future of Warrior football. 🙂

    Great story. I can well imagine Ryan saying those things.
    Having watched him battle in the trenches since Frosh Football, it always amazes me how he keeps battling from kick-off thru final whistle. The Timex Man! (Don’t think the young ‘uns will understand that one.)

    I hope both of you enjoy your trip. We’re envious, although the good news for us is that #2 son comes back in 4 days! 😀
    Safe passage; see you when you get back!


  129. Kekoa November 20, 2008 1:04 pm

    Homey ~ Mebbe you should tell Rob$25 the truth about the fried noodles. I don’t think she realizes that there are sliced animal parts and questionable sliced fishy cake stuff in there for flavor.

    Jojo is bringing some exotic squid stuff too! MMMmmmMMM!

  130. Kekoa November 20, 2008 1:11 pm

    Homes ~ A Korean friend once made us some Oyster Kim Chee. I’m still trying to find someone who can duplicate that recipe. The raw oyster poke you brought to the t-gate was the closest I’ve tasted to date.

    Betty?…Is there a chance you would know?

  131. Rob25 November 20, 2008 1:11 pm

    OK so this morning on 1500 Russell Yamanoha claims that the MWC is a better conference than the WAC. I will agree that maybe this year they are a better football conference, but the bottom of their conference isn’t much better than the WAC if at all.

    He was getting on my nerves as I was driving in. He looks down at Hawaii and the WAC for whatever reasons. I can’t believe how negative he is about Hawaii…and he’s the color guy! 👿

    Rob DeMello was right about if all those teams that left the WAC had stayed we would be a pretty powerful conference. Hawaii is just never gonna get a break because of our geographical disadvantage.

  132. HiFlyer November 20, 2008 1:14 pm


    will jojo actually show up, you know it’s supposed to be rainy on saturday.

  133. Rob25 November 20, 2008 1:16 pm

    Hi Kekoa!

    For the record, I don’t have a problem with all animal parts. I have a problem with eating those closest to the rear end (because pork butt isn’t actually from the pig’s butt), the feet, the digestive system and internal organs. I’m all for eating their muscles and skin! For some inexplicable reason, I don’t have a problem eating fish cake (kamaboko). Don’t know why. Don’t like chocolate and milk but love chocolate milk and chocolate ice cream. Go figure!

  134. Rob25 November 20, 2008 1:17 pm

    How’s Pops doing?

    I sure hope that he is feeling better! Give him a big hug and kiss for me! Love seeing him at the tailgates and games!

  135. A-House November 20, 2008 1:18 pm


    and you know what? Hawaii is slowly moving “away” from the West Coast and at some great time in the future, you will be able to step unto Japan.

    so say all the geologists who study tectonic plates.

  136. A-House November 20, 2008 1:23 pm


    If Russell is SOOOOOOOOO negative about UH, will we see a replacement for him next year? Maybe, he should apply for a position with the MWC.

    I cannot phantom UH asking K-5 to keep him on the job. Didn’t this happen to another sports person who did something some time back?

  137. A-House November 20, 2008 1:27 pm


    Just for your info, I called Shirokiya and electronics manger said Toshiba
    no longer makes DVD/VCR recorder players.

  138. Garret November 20, 2008 1:34 pm

    The Dallas Morning News seems to think like ST about who the MWC would invite to join them.

    Seems like the Mountain West Conference would like nothing more than to add a 10th team to enhance its growing reputation as a football powerhouse.

    Boise State, home of the Smurf Turf, is being touted as a logical choice because of geography and its status as one of college football’s top teams. A Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma in 2007 vaulted the Broncos into the national consciousness.

    Yet SMU, believe it or not, is also being thrown in the expansion mix, largely due to its proximity to TCU and of course, being in the fifth largest TV market in the nation.

  139. Garret November 20, 2008 1:37 pm

    It appears that BYU is behind the push to invite BSU to the MWC. I remember last year BSU’s President said that he wrote to each MWC President to ask them to invite BSU to the MWC and the BSU President said that only BYU’s President wrote back to him. That makes this news not too surprising, I guess.

    It is interesting to me that they *confirmed* that a MWC school sent a letter to BSU’s President. So, that part is definitely not just a rumor.

    A Boise Broadcaster that used to work with me (J Bates, does some TV and radio in B-town) related the story of Boise St. joining the Mountain West conference. The early word was an official invitation had been said. Turns out the only thing anyone would confirm is that a MWC school (Bates says it was BYU) sent a letter to the Boise St. President with the idea of brining up the Broncos during next summers meetings…suggesting to the league that Boise St. be admitted.

  140. Garret November 20, 2008 1:39 pm

    Interesting that BSU has done very well against the top of the MWC. They are undefeated against BYU (I wish UH could say that!) and Utah only beat them when BSU was in D-IAA.

    A couple of thoughts on this:
    First, adding Boise St. is only a benefit from a competitive standpoint. They bring nothing in terms of a TV market (well below 100) and little to nothing in terms of recruiting. (When was the last time a blue chipper came out of Idaho). These are both thing’s that TCU DID bring to the Mountain West, which is why some believe SMU would be the next logical choice. Can’t get enough of those Texas school.

    Second, say what you want about their competition level, but the fact is, they have owned BYU and Utah in football. The Cougars and Utes are a combined 2-6 vs. the Broncos! BYU has never beat them, and the Utes only beat them twice way back in the 80’s.

    Sure, off the field the only thing they bring to the Mountain West is potatoes, but on the field? The Mountain West would have 2 of the three teams that have busted into the BCS.

  141. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 1:40 pm

    November 20th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    For the record, I don’t have a problem with all animal parts. I have a problem with eating those closest to the rear end (because pork butt isn’t actually from the pig’s butt), the feet, the digestive system and internal organs. I’m all for eating their muscles and skin!

    Oh good! I’ll bring pig head!

  142. Rob25 November 20, 2008 1:43 pm


    Maybe I am too much of a homer. I don’t think that the local sports people have to always shine a positive light on UH, I just think that they don’t always have to knock them…just like people do the Dept of Ed in this state.

    I always feel like a student is going to be successful wherever they are based on their desire and work to do well in school. Yes, there are other factors like opportunities and facilities, etc but many students flourish under less than ideal circumstances.

    UH is not a bad school and too many local people are always disrespecting it. UH has many wonderful graduates. Too bad more of them don’t support the athletic programs.

    OK, I’m stepping off the box. It was just that Russell seems to sound like Jeff Portnoy at times.

  143. Stretch November 20, 2008 1:44 pm

    Oh good! I’ll bring pig head!

    make sure get the eyes attached so the pig can look at your while you are eating it

  144. Rob25 November 20, 2008 1:48 pm

    Oh good! I’ll bring pig head!</blockquote.

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth!

    Thanks homey!

    And Stretch…you need to stop encouraging him.

  145. MeiLing November 20, 2008 1:49 pm


    OMG! Tough kid you got there.


    What kind of beeru do you drink?

  146. Stretch November 20, 2008 1:50 pm

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth!

    Lucky you, you get to eat lunch twice.

  147. Rob25 November 20, 2008 1:51 pm


  148. Stretch November 20, 2008 1:51 pm

    November 20th, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    What kind of beeru do you drink?

    I think he is busy playing with the kids so I will answer. “cold”

  149. Stephen Tsai November 20, 2008 1:54 pm

    The RB is not Gabe Tuata.

  150. Rob25 November 20, 2008 1:55 pm


    Koakane drinks the kind that comes in bottles! Nah!

    He probably isn’t lurking because AT&T decided to SUCK today. They better reimburse me! They can make a donation to the athletic department on my behalf…just like Oceanic.

  151. Stretch November 20, 2008 1:55 pm

    Does anyone know how long it takes to digest kidney beans??

  152. letsgowarriors November 20, 2008 1:55 pm

    thanks for a little hint tsai.

  153. Rob25 November 20, 2008 1:56 pm


    He really likes free beer also! 😀

  154. d1島 November 20, 2008 1:56 pm


    What kind of beeru do you drink?


  155. Stretch November 20, 2008 1:57 pm

    whoa ST is alive – ooops forgot he had to teach today so that’s why the practice report is late.

  156. Stephen Tsai November 20, 2008 2:00 pm

    Re: Sports critics.
    I think people are entitled to say whatever they wish to say as long as they have proper knowledge of the entire situation.
    There are a lot of things that happen that aren’t known to the general public but are easily accessible to certain people. It helps to go to practice; it helps even more to ask questions.

  157. ryan November 20, 2008 2:00 pm

    ST, what positions are the coaches still looking at filling with the last scholarships?

  158. Stephen Tsai November 20, 2008 2:03 pm

    For instance, Myki and sjmacro actually know a lot more than some public people because they’re at every practice. They also understand that some things are done that don’t make sense today but will in the future.

  159. Stephen Tsai November 20, 2008 2:05 pm

    They’re looking at two really good offensive linemen.
    They also are in on a big-time offensive player.
    They’re done recruiting quarterbacks for this year, it seems, even though one just became available.

  160. Stretch November 20, 2008 2:05 pm

    One of these days I hope to make it to practice with sj & myki. They are hardcore!!

  161. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 2:08 pm

    Rob★ – My dad would get the grill going and start carving the meat and skin off of the pig head and we would grill it then cut it up in pieces and eat it with a shoyu chili peppa sauce…so ono!

    Just spoke with koakane…he said no Miller Lite!

    Kidney beans just turn to gas.

  162. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 2:09 pm

    So I see the Punahou QB is available.

  163. letsgowarriors November 20, 2008 2:10 pm

    keep feeding us!

  164. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 2:10 pm

    sj and myki are my Avery informants.

  165. ryan November 20, 2008 2:11 pm

    is the big time offensive players a wide receiver? Also can you say who is visiting this weekend?

  166. Rob25 November 20, 2008 2:12 pm

    sj was getting into the game on Monday night/Tuesday morning. OK, it was really Tuesday morning.

    Another good thing is that myki brings snacks and she shares with everyone. Thanks myki!

  167. d1島 November 20, 2008 2:14 pm

    They’re done recruiting quarterbacks for this year, it seems, even though one just became available.

    So I see the Punahou QB is available.

    Timing is so important in QB’ing and in life….

  168. lab rat November 20, 2008 2:18 pm

    Good size for a strong safety. I think UH has also taken care of special teams in the future.

    Good to see the amount of players representing a lot of local high schools on the team.

    I am still waiting on that big time running back. I think the best running back coming out of high schools this year is Manti Te’o.

  169. d1島 November 20, 2008 2:18 pm

    Kidney beans just turn to gas.

    I recall reading somewhere that it’s actually something on the beans that causes the gas. If you soak them before using them then no mo’ gas.

  170. d1島 November 20, 2008 2:20 pm


    Another good thing is that myki brings snacks and she shares with everyone. Thanks myki!

    Nark! 😆

  171. WarriorMojo November 20, 2008 2:23 pm

    A-House, what exactly are you looking for? I read your post from the other day and I couldn’t quite tell if you were looking for a VHS vcr that you could use to play your tapes into your dvd recorder or if you were looking for a new dvd recorder because your laser died out. I know you were concerned because the new models couldn’t accept a straight coaxial connection.

    Anyway, depending upon what you are looking for, I may have some ideas. For me, I use a dvd recorder with a hard drive to record the games and then edit out the commercials before I burn to disc. Unfortunately, they no longer manufacture dvd recorders with built in hard drives.

    I’m not sure what

  172. Rob25 November 20, 2008 2:30 pm

    I need binoculars so that I can check out the recruits this weekend!

  173. d1島 November 20, 2008 2:31 pm

    I’m not sure what

    That’s the end of your free consultation!

  174. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 2:38 pm

    I’m gonna start soaking my jelly beans.

  175. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 2:41 pm

    I wonder if WarriorMojo comes to the T-gate will Koakane mistake him for L10pc?

    lab rat – yep, Te’o is one of the best running back.

  176. duffer November 20, 2008 2:42 pm



    I play golf with Ed. Need a board?

  177. d1島 November 20, 2008 2:46 pm

    Wow! Stand up surfing from Maui to Oahu?
    ….and all the way to Waianae, no less!

  178. d1島 November 20, 2008 2:48 pm

    Does WarriorMojo sing country, too?

  179. Pomai November 20, 2008 2:49 pm

    Rob25 about Russell Yamanoha, he seemed that way even when CB and crew where here. Sorry I know that some don’t like it but dang I want a homer calling the games.

  180. d1島 November 20, 2008 2:50 pm


    I need binoculars so that I can check out the recruits this weekend!

    That wouldn’t be a commentary on the size of the recruits, would it?

  181. d1島 November 20, 2008 2:53 pm


    I have never really understood the “beef” that people have about a “homer calling the games”.
    It’s our games! Of course, I want to hear good stuff about our team! 🙄

  182. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 2:53 pm

    duffer – Just saw some of the prices… 😯

  183. Stand-up Surfboard Salesdude November 20, 2008 2:58 pm


    Well, we do have the economy model that comes with the Duckie float ring to use while you wait for the Coast Guard to get you.

  184. XxFaithxX November 20, 2008 2:59 pm

    RE: Newly available QB

    So if it really is the one that committed to NM, what you think he going do now? Walk-on to UH or go DII?

    Wait, I smell Da Weasel and Chow…………………………….=)

  185. d1島 November 20, 2008 3:04 pm


    That would be surprising. IMHO anyway.

  186. XxFaithxX November 20, 2008 3:21 pm

    D1Shima: I would not be surprised, just look at some of the HS players that have offered. The teammate(s) and his neighbors of the 4th ranked HS prospect in the country. They do have possible D1 skills, but it just smells fishy to me…/shrug Ima a WARRIOR HOMER…sorry.

    Now I know some may feel that I am looking into things too much, but this kind of recruiting happens all the time. Look at how many prospects that UH recruits too. A lot of them from the same team and or a relative somehow connected to UH. D1 football is a BUSINESS, plain and simple. Coaches don’t get hired for the amount of players that they graduate, they get hired for how many wins and accolades they can get. You get the players any way you can and all the whole try to make yourself look wholesome….sad, but true.

  187. XxFaithxX November 20, 2008 3:22 pm

    Ok, pau work! weekend time!!!!!!!!!!!!

    latas peeps.

  188. Mad Dog November 20, 2008 3:25 pm

    #23 Miami playing Paul Johnson’s Georgia Tech on ESPN. First quarter. No score.

  189. Rob25 November 20, 2008 3:29 pm

    d1島 –

    I hope that I didn’t inadvertently say that because they are small. I just like to try and pick them out on the field and I haven’t taken binoculars in years.

    Pomai – You are right about RY doing that even last year. I don’t care if they aren’t homers but I surely don’t want them dissing the team all the time. I’d rather have a homer!

  190. Mad Dog November 20, 2008 3:30 pm

    Georgia Tech 3, Miami 0. First quarter. 5:53.
    Watching the game on my computer, but I have to re-write my notes from a training session this morning. Trouble is, I can’t read some of my writing. Trying to write my notes and watching the game is making my notes kapakahi.

  191. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:33 pm

    S-uSS – How much is it?

  192. HiFlyer November 20, 2008 3:34 pm

    mad dog

    don’t get the two confused and put the score from the game in your notes.

  193. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:39 pm

    No football practice report?

  194. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:40 pm

    I wonder if the potential RB recruit is from California?

  195. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:45 pm

    How about them basketball Bows? I read that they are practicing their jumpers to beat the zone defense. How about more practice in breaking down a defense with screens, movement, passing, and taking the ball to the hoop. Oops, sorry, the homey coaching devil appeared on my left shoulder. Back to reality…

  196. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:45 pm

    Hmmm, can I get to 200 by myself?

  197. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:46 pm

    Anyone else think that Nevada will take down Boise?

  198. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:47 pm

    They played a great game last season.

  199. al November 20, 2008 3:49 pm


  200. HiFlyer November 20, 2008 3:49 pm


    what no work today.

  201. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:49 pm


  202. al November 20, 2008 3:50 pm

    could happen, but will it cost us .5 mil?

  203. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:50 pm

    DAMN! Missed it!

    HiFlyer – I work everyday. Just take a lot of vacation…

  204. HiFlyer November 20, 2008 3:52 pm


    got you, I doing the same thing this week.

  205. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:52 pm

    .5 million, win some lose some.

    al – so you bringing your glove too?

  206. takoboy November 20, 2008 3:52 pm

    whatever happened to the safety recruit from LB

  207. Mad Dog November 20, 2008 3:52 pm

    I don’t mind if Nevada takes down Boise. I have a respectful dislike for the Smurfs because they are always good. Sort of like the BYU days. I don’t care if Nevada ruins the WAC’s BCS money.

    By the way, Georgia Tech scored on an interception. Georgia Tech 10, Miami 0. Second Quarter, 13:28

  208. al November 20, 2008 3:53 pm

    homey…..bball needs to play more three man or triangle offense. our 3-4-5 guys could out quick most teams i think.

    it is obvious we didn’t recruit any pure shooters. our best outside shot is our center.

    farfetched but, maybe their best shooter is beau albrechtson of kaimuki.

  209. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:54 pm

    Too bad there isn’t a basketball court next to the cabana. Can play a game of h-o-r-s-e or go one-on-one with A-Sports.

  210. HiFlyer November 20, 2008 3:56 pm

    Mad Dog

    yeah and GT tries an onside kick that Miami recovers for good field pos.

    Well GT just int Miami again.

  211. al November 20, 2008 3:57 pm

    t-boy…..check the sidelines this weekend. interestingly, cottonwood hs of utah and lb poly will play their playoff games on friday(tomw). which means some of them may be tripping this weekend. especially if mack wants a commitment by this weekend. let’s see they could fly in late friday or early saturday and do the visit and fly back sunday or monday.

    bring your binocs to the game.

  212. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 3:59 pm

    al – Lakers offense? No use be quick if you can’t beat your man off of the dribble drive.

    takoboy – Alo does line up like an outside linebacker on the line of scrimmage on most plays. In the spread he covers the slotback.

    Mad Dog – Yeah, I’d like to see Nevada run wild over Boise.

  213. letsgowarriors November 20, 2008 4:05 pm

    my current want list…

    stan hasiak?
    JC OT
    Bradley Randle
    Stanjarivus McKay
    JC Safety

  214. takoboy November 20, 2008 4:08 pm

    thanx guyz will bring da binocs this weekend, hope to see mckay, GDL, and Tepa on the field, and hope even more for good news next week from them. do we have a recruit from cottonwood…

  215. Rob25 November 20, 2008 4:08 pm

    Don’t care about the BCS money if it goes through Boise.

    Let the Wolfpack take the ponies down!

    I would like to see the BB team take it to the hoop. They were getting very little penetration in the two games that I saw. And what is with BB players that don’t want to take a shot? We can’t score if you don’t get the ball somewhere near the hoop.

    homey – Be careful what you wish for. Asports could probably take you in a game of hoops and if she didn’t, she would get you with her leadfoot or her darts.

  216. cheepono November 20, 2008 4:10 pm

    is there any substance to the hasiak rumors?
    i mean it’s one thing that he possibly de-committed from ucla…

    but if i recall correctly, we were never in the running for his service. i would be ecstatic if we did land him, but at the same time i can’t remember a time when we were even a consideration.

  217. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 4:10 pm

    Rob25 – You sure know your bb!!! I not scared of leadfoot!!! Well maybe the lead poisoning.

  218. homey ⌀ November 20, 2008 4:13 pm

    cheepono – Hasiak is a very good player. If he changes his mind and becomes a Warrior more power to him. If not, then good luck to him at his future school.

  219. al November 20, 2008 4:18 pm

    all is fair in love, war, and recruiting.

    got to remember these are young men barely 17-18 who are trying to make a life changing decision. anything can happen.

    like the old standard (song that is), “what a difference a day makes…….”

    if a few more blue chip local boys do an about face and accept the warrior program, this will be the heaviest local recruiting year ever. and it will, well it already has, spell trouble for all the would be mainland poachers like oregon state, etc in the future.

    the man of his word did in fact be true to his early commitment to the local kids first.

    coach mack attack era is on.

    …nuff said.

  220. Stephen Tsai November 20, 2008 4:21 pm

    Sorry, took a nap, and the next thing I know it’s almost 4 p.m.
    On the target list: Two OLs, two offensive players (is that vague enough?), two defensive players (more vagueness) and a cornerback.
    They also are after a punter and kicker, but, at this time, those two will be walk-ons.
    One of the grayshirts might have to come in the fall to meet certain requirements.

  221. Rob25 November 20, 2008 4:23 pm

    homey – I don’t really know much about BB, but I know enough from watching Shaq drive it inside to know that you can get a lot of fouls called on the other team that way. It seems like this year’s team is much better as a team with their free throws.

    I also know our “big man” from Lithuania shoots it long distance but maybe Sasha should wait to shoot unconscious threes when he finds his stroke in a game. I want to see Nitoto shoot the ball more!

  222. Stephen Tsai November 20, 2008 4:23 pm

    Jesse Williams is supposed to come in January, but there might be a problem with the deadline. I think mid-years needed to declare their availability by late October. I know Billy Ray Stutzmann made the deadline.

  223. letsgowarriors November 20, 2008 4:24 pm

    keep feeding stephen. the fans are hungry!

  224. Mad Dog November 20, 2008 4:28 pm

    I was too preoccupied with my notes (“what the heck did I write? Now I know why my mother always criticized my poor penmanship.”) that I didn’t notice the score. Georgia Tech 24, Miami 3 Second quarter 1:59

  225. Mad Dog November 20, 2008 4:31 pm

    Sorry for not mentioning it earlier, but the Georgia Tech/Miami game is at


  226. al November 20, 2008 4:32 pm

    thanks ST. i knew i couldn’t wait until next week.

    would one of those olinemen and one of those defensive persons have at least one same initial?

    i am thinking running back but now two makes it interesting. if we were after only one yes for sure the aforementioned. now two, so that means that here is one who you just can’t pass up because he is soooo good.

    ….(smack, smack, smack….as in licking my chops)

  227. al November 20, 2008 4:37 pm

    rob25…..i think we are better served with nitoto dishing the ball and playing tough defense.

    the past two years sasha shot the ball with not too much efficiency so that hasn’t gotten worse this year.

    we have a team who would do well running and taking it to the hoop as often as we can rather setting up a perimeter shot. the fast break should be their main weapon and to do that they have to play tough defense and out rebound the opponent.

  228. BG November 20, 2008 4:37 pm

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  229. Rob25 November 20, 2008 4:38 pm

    Oh al, I thought that you were kissing ST. Good thing you noted otherwise.

  230. BG November 20, 2008 4:40 pm

    Just bring plenty dry clothes, towels, and make sure we get da hot soup after da game…no big deal over a little warm rain.

  231. ryan November 20, 2008 4:42 pm

    Are both Olinemen JC’s or is one of them a high school kid?

  232. Rob25 November 20, 2008 4:55 pm

    al – but Nitoto isn’t a true point guard and he shoots pretty well. If only we could get Sasha to be under control and pass better. I like his energy though. Once Hiram gets healthy and in playing shape I would like to see Nitoto move back to his more natural position.

    I agree about taking the game inside. They shoot free throws okay which is why I think that they need to be inside. I see a lot of standing around when they are on offense and nobody boxing out when they are under the basket. The rebounding was almost nonexistent a lot of the time.

  233. Rob25 November 20, 2008 4:57 pm

    See ya later…gotta hit the road.

  234. al November 20, 2008 5:02 pm

    okay…..i agree that a healthy hiram thompson may be the answer at point guard. sasha plays hard, but, the point needs to play error free and have great court vision. nitoto was recruited as point guard. he will score more from driving the lane (under control) then anything else.

    just my opinion though.

  235. cheepono November 20, 2008 5:05 pm

    so we’re looking at 7 more recruits still yet? that’s awesome to hear.
    2 ol
    2 off. skill players
    2 def. players
    1 cb

    seems like that’s gonna take a lot of shuffling around regarding the #’s situation. i have 100% confidence mack and his staff will get the job done. go get em!

  236. al November 20, 2008 5:23 pm

    cheepono….i think one of the two defensive players is a cb.

    it will be more interesting to see how we juggle all these recruits. seems like we may go over the limit, which will mean a couple of greyshirts. which for some would do them well. i always thought that if jc guy can come in and greyshirt or come in early as in december then they would have a spring under their belt to adjust to the bigger campus, academics, and speed of the game.

    two more weekends and we should have them all under the roof.

  237. al November 20, 2008 5:26 pm

    not sure if this was brought up before….but, losing 32 seniors this year is good for recruiting.

    losing at least a third of the roster creates many openings on all sides of the line of scrimmage. in particular it should be enticing for some highly regarded jc players.

  238. Mad Dog November 20, 2008 5:27 pm

    Time for me to sneak away from work to get my wife a birthday present. Last update from me: Georgia Tech 34, Miami 10 Third quarter 4:08

    Miami is having a difficult time stopping Paul Johnson’s spread option attack. Georgia Tech has over 360 yards rushing so far. To be a success, the spread option requires a good defense to hold down the opposition. Georgia Tech’s defense is harassing the Miami QB enough to affect their passing game.

  239. al November 20, 2008 5:27 pm

    one significant feature on our new recruits is that they all can run!
    speed and more speed.

    oh, and some really large lineman.

  240. al November 20, 2008 5:32 pm

    who’s the miami qb? marve?

    i don’t get it with miami, notre dame, washington, et al. they recruit year after year the best players and yet……..

  241. Maverick November 20, 2008 5:37 pm

    I think we both have desires to see Mr. Marve rise above to stardom. And I still envision him wearing a Warrior uniform, but that is wasted energy.
    He is a very good QB, wtih a program that will catch up to him soon.
    He needs one more year ( and hopefully will grasp it) to excel past the pace of Southern ball.

  242. Stephen Tsai November 20, 2008 5:52 pm

    both OLs are JCs.

  243. Stephen Tsai November 20, 2008 5:53 pm

    There’s also a wideout from, let’s say, the middle of the country.

  244. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 6:01 pm

    Hmmm …members on SportsHawaii say that Gary Dickman on his Animals show yesterday said that his source tells him that Stan withdrew his soft verbal from UCLA.

    What does that suggest? Can we be hopeful?

  245. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 6:02 pm

    Stan Hasiak, that is.

  246. kapakahi November 20, 2008 6:14 pm


    Is one of the JC Olinemen from Cali…specifically from the OC?….who’s a bounceback from another WAC school?


  247. recruit me! November 20, 2008 6:17 pm

    jesse williams will be a project. we will probably see him in a few years.
    billy stutz coming in the spring is great news. other sight mentioned he does not look that fast!! WHAT.. ran a 10.9 as a soph. was injured last track season but was the 100, 200m champ as a soph. also read that he ran a 4.48 (yes that is sub 4.5) at a combine on the mainland.
    think about that , bess was 4.67 stutzman is sub 4.5!
    then we have Kalua Noa coming in who is fast and athletic. and corey’s slot who is also a 4.5 guy.
    Bulla, you have confirmed this. you coached him, yes?

  248. LizKauai [Believer] November 20, 2008 6:22 pm

    Homey- I always wanted to try pig head. I see them in the store but didn’t know how to cook them right. The good one is the cow milk gut too I forget the Filipino name… Pulehu dat one. ONO!
    OK. time to head home.

    Oh- looks like we may have to bring our rubber boots to the T-gate and game, eh?

  249. brew808 November 20, 2008 6:34 pm

    Okay, I’ll play….

    Highly regarded JC OL listing UH as one of their “schools of interest” include:

    Wade Bowen, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA, 6-8/325/5.20 (This guy is HUGE! 😯 )

    Eric Sproal, Santa Ana JC, Santa Ana, CA, 6-4.5/300

    Christian Browne-Frazier, Compton JC, Compton, CA, 6-3/286

    Another monster OL candidate (not JC) is:
    Danny Kistler, O’Dea HS, Seattle, WA, 6-7/316/5.20
    😀 😯 😆

  250. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 6:38 pm


    Will there be enough grub on the athletes tables to feed those guys? jeeze. I think we might need an even taller quarterback with those guys blocking

  251. Ralph November 20, 2008 6:40 pm

    I think I’ll start eating with Rob25, she seem more sensible in the things she is will to put into her mouth….

  252. brew808 November 20, 2008 6:47 pm

    There’s also a wideout from, let’s say, the middle of the country.

    So…. is AZ or CO considered “middle of the country”? Or does it have to be Kansas? 😕 😯 😆

  253. Jason November 20, 2008 6:48 pm

    Rob25: IDK, it looks to me like Nitoto doesn’t have confidence in his outside shot. And I’m with al, I think he’s more of a drive-to-the-basket scorer. His jump shot is awfully inconsistent.

    As for the offense, I still say we gotta be patient. It’s just like the run and shoot, it’s a complicated offense. But yeah, we do need to do certain things better. Screens are awful, and the timing on the cuts are off. But slowly, you can tell they are getting better.

  254. brew808 November 20, 2008 7:02 pm

    or Texas…. 😀

  255. al November 20, 2008 7:03 pm

    that kansas wr….er…midwesterner that is, may not be edgar theliar a transfer from the college of the desert….you know the one that played with rausch last year.

    it could be his current teammate who is faster than he.

    okay, with the two oline dudes from jc college ranks does that mean that the rb may also be from jc’s??????

  256. al November 20, 2008 7:04 pm

    i wonder why we never kept recruiting blinn college? or navarro. there were a couple of awesome studs there this year.

  257. al November 20, 2008 7:07 pm

    okay i gotta go now. time to go hunt for dinner.

    should we pick up something around here or should we go pho? too bad i don’t live near thelma’s.

  258. brew808 November 20, 2008 7:08 pm

    Didn’t Theliar commit to Florida International? Why? That’s another question!

    Edgard Theliar, Butler County (KS), El Dorado, KS. 6-3/190 🙄

  259. al November 20, 2008 7:09 pm

    last one…………it sure sounds like tsai is ready to pop the whistle on a new recruit doesn’t. kind of his style you know.

    btw, i wonder how the other paper feels about tsai out-scooping them all the time?????

  260. al November 20, 2008 7:11 pm

    verbal really don’t mean a thing. but, i was hinting at his teammate.


  261. brew808 November 20, 2008 7:13 pm

    Okay! 😆

  262. lab rat November 20, 2008 7:14 pm

    They need to get rid of the stand around and watch Nitoto dribble offense.

  263. brew808 November 20, 2008 7:18 pm

    stand around and watch

    … offense and defense and rebounding position and in-bounds plays… 😈

  264. A-House November 20, 2008 7:21 pm


    Are you under a “gag order” from Coach Mack not to reveal the names of any recruit who will be visiting UH this weekend?

    Sure sounds like it with all the generalities you are feeding us so we go crazy with anticipation.

    Some day, tell Pauoa Boy and me why UH did not recruit Pauoa Boy’s neighbor across the street or did he not want to come to UH?

    With your OL comments, it appears that the Kapolei player is not included in the mix.

    WR from middle of the country sounds like a Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska or Missouri land player. Or, are you saying middle of Oahu?

    Can you tell us “how good he is” without breaking your promise to Coach Mack? No names, initials, etc. Just facts, thank you!

  265. d1島 November 20, 2008 7:21 pm

    Well even though I’m kinda close to Thelma’s, I’m staying off the roads tonight. Be safe while you hunting for dindin…

    Lots of interesting discussion about recruiting this afternoon/evening.

  266. d1島 November 20, 2008 7:23 pm


    I was thinking “middle of the country” could be Waimanalo? 🙂

    speaking of…wea stay G’nalo?

  267. d1島 November 20, 2008 7:25 pm

    Well, just got summoned for my dinner.

    Better go lest Mrs. d1島 starts fuming. 😉

  268. A-House November 20, 2008 7:27 pm


    Who’s from Waimanalo?

    Yea, where is G’nalo and Bighilofan2? You guys OK, but very busy and in good health?

    BHF2 – will you and Mrs be joining us for any of the last 3 tailgates? Always nice to see/chat with you.

  269. Kekoa November 20, 2008 7:31 pm

    MSLiz ~ Check with Chris Fujita and see if you can bring his Kayak over. We could use it to mini-ferry all of us over to the stadium and back.

  270. al November 20, 2008 7:34 pm


    just go walk down the street with a pot of beef curry and get the scoops from yer neighbor.

    d1….i hope she doesn’t go off fuming. ova hea she go flipping as in “out” if we no listen.

  271. al November 20, 2008 7:35 pm

    too bad no more kilgo’s. at least you could buy some galoshes there.

  272. Jason November 20, 2008 7:38 pm

    I wanted to be a meteorologist when I was little because we’d always go to Kilgo’s, and I’d pick up hurricane preparedness materials there. I’d track all the hurricanes that they’d show on the news. 😀

  273. brew808 November 20, 2008 7:40 pm

    Hagi? 🙄 😯 🙄

  274. Stretch November 20, 2008 7:42 pm

    It’s going to be a bummer for all the recruits if they go to the game on Saturday and it’s raining the whole time. Hopefully they will come up to the seats and I can check them out.

  275. brew808 November 20, 2008 7:43 pm

    potato chips 😀 😯 😆

  276. A-House November 20, 2008 7:57 pm


    Maybe UH will provide them panchos to keep dry.

    But, you right, it would be bummers, but it’s better than 15 degrees and snow.

  277. Ralph November 20, 2008 7:57 pm

    wahines on tv, go wahines!

  278. chawan_cut November 20, 2008 7:59 pm

    no more football tv news tonight for some reason.

  279. SteveM November 20, 2008 8:07 pm

    November 20th, 2008 at 6:40 pm
    I think I’ll start eating with Rob25, she seem more sensible in the things she is will to put into her mouth….

    Save me a place at your table, please. I eat veggies like french fries and onion rings too… 🙂

  280. Jason November 20, 2008 8:22 pm

    My Grandma thought Guy Hagi was a good looking man … which was disturbing to hear from my Grandma.

  281. chawan_cut November 20, 2008 8:33 pm

    at least your grandma doesn’t like malika dudley or amber-lynn.

  282. brew808 November 20, 2008 8:42 pm

    I like Trini Kaopuiki. 😀

  283. Kekoa November 20, 2008 8:51 pm

    Tsaiko Nation ~ Is it raining at your location right now?

    ~ Central Oahu?
    ~ Eastside?

  284. Kekoa November 20, 2008 8:51 pm

    Tsaiko Nation ~ Is it raining at your location right now?

    ~ Central Oahu?
    ~ Eastside?

  285. Garret November 20, 2008 8:52 pm

    Great recruiting info in the blog! Thank you to ST, Al, brew808, and everyone else who contributed! I’m really looking forward to hearing who is brought to each of the last games and hopefully hearing about the final commits soon!

  286. brew808 November 20, 2008 8:53 pm

    No. 😆

  287. Garret November 20, 2008 8:53 pm


    No rain in San Diego…it hasn’t rained here for quite some time.

  288. Stretch November 20, 2008 8:54 pm

    eastside is dry right now.

    not looking forward to the plane ride tomorrow morning. it gets a little bumpy riding through the rain and makes it hard to drink coffee and read the Advertiser.

  289. Garret November 20, 2008 8:54 pm

    My kids haven’t experienced rain for a long time, so they will probably be in for a surprise when we’re in Hawaii!

  290. Garret November 20, 2008 8:56 pm

    I really respect Chad Pennington’s work ethic, and how he gets his teammates on offense to work hard too.

    For those wondering if rookie quarterback Chad Henne and second-year vet John Beck are paying attention, let me calm your anxiety and reveal that they are.

    Beck said he and Henne actually get homework assignments from Pennington and gladly break down whatever game film he asks for.

    I’ve heard of players-only meetings, but that usually happens when a team is facing some kind of drama, and needs to air it out privately. But Pennington holds them weekly, THREE TIMES A WEEK, for at least an hour a session.

    The offensive players say it’s those meetings which have transformed the offense, allowing the Dolphins to become one of the NFL’s most efficient offenses this season. Believe it or not, the Dolphins are ranked 8th in total yards, and 7th in yards per play.

    “He asks us what are we looking at. We give him feedback,” receiver Davone Bess said. ” ‘What do you like, what do you see, how are you running this route.’ Then he tells us his side, what he thinks we should do. It’s give and take.”

  291. Garret November 20, 2008 8:58 pm

    Notre Dame’s compliance guy had to tell their students to cancel the plans they had to try to help recruit Manti.

    Reporting from Chicago — Manti Te’o, a Honolulu native and a prized linebacker recruit in the Class of 2009, will make a very long trip to visit Notre Dame this weekend.

    Notre Dame had to take action this week to ensure Te’o could make a return trip if he so chooses.

    Some Notre Dame students hatched a plan to distribute about 8,000 leis outside Notre Dame Stadium at Saturday’s game against Syracuse in honor of Te’o’s visit, posting that plan on an Irish fan website and even campaigning for help.

    The problem? A concerted, organized effort such as that could be construed as an NCAA violation in which Notre Dame was publicizing a recruit’s visit to campus and encouraging that recruit to attend the school.

    Once the Notre Dame compliance office received a missive about the plan, it bid the idea aloha.

  292. Garret November 20, 2008 8:59 pm

    List of things that are banned…I hope that if the names get out of the recruits attending UH games that Warrior fans don’t do any of these things!

    Signs, videos and messages over a public address system or printed T-shirts are among other no-nos as they relate to advertising a recruit’s visit to campus. There is only so much Notre Dame can control, however, and Karwoski indicated a mass banishment of anyone wearing a Hawaiian shirt is unlikely to occur.

  293. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:00 pm

    …warm rain!

    Garret – 23-28 or 24-28? I haven’t seen the party plans posted yet. 😯 😀 🙄

  294. Jason November 20, 2008 9:12 pm

    No rain in Salt Lake.

    I’m really sleepy. I haven’t recovered from Monday night’s game. It threw me off this whole week.

  295. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:14 pm

    no rain, and no rail…. 🙄

  296. Garret November 20, 2008 9:14 pm


    I don’t know if there will be any time for a gathering. The Tsaikos are going to be worn out between the two tailgates, the karaoke call, and the normal family things for Thanksgiving. So, it is my understanding that the timing doesn’t work out.

    It is probably for the best because 23-28 is such a short time and the two grandmothers have been planning for who will get the grandchildren (and Lori and me) to feed for dinner and which house we’ll be sleeping at. With just 5 nights, they really plan to cram a lot of activities (and FOOD) into each day…and I can’t break away too easily.

    I could get to a lunch, but I think everyone is going to be too busy so that won’t work out I think.

  297. Stretch November 20, 2008 9:15 pm

    Jason – come on, you one young boy, you slept in Tuesday morning.

  298. HiFlyer November 20, 2008 9:16 pm


    no rain yet in the town area.

  299. A-House November 20, 2008 9:16 pm


    many stars in the cloudless skies over in Kailua.

    did Guy Hagi say late tonight?

  300. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:19 pm

    There’s the Na Koa lunch on Monday…. 😀

  301. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:20 pm

    Jason or Guy? 😆

  302. Garret November 20, 2008 9:22 pm


    That is a GREAT idea…I think I’ll make it to that. Now, I’ve got to figure out which set of grandparents have us that day and what they are doing. Hopefully the plan won’t be to go to the beach that day, since I’m the lifeguard for my kids.

    I’ll work hard on it, though…I need to be able to go to the Na Koa lunch!

  303. Garret November 20, 2008 9:23 pm

    The other thing is, Monday was going to be the day that I could meet with UH profs about collaboration efforts with my company. It could bring UH some money and bring work for my company…hard to schedule meetings during Thanksgiving week!

  304. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:27 pm

    The Willows is just “down the road” from campus. Sounds like a full work day…. 😆

  305. Stretch November 20, 2008 9:28 pm

    Wahine sweep Boise St and move on in the WAC tournament

  306. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:30 pm

    Hey – at least there would be one engineer actually working…. 😀 😯 😆

  307. d1島 November 20, 2008 9:34 pm

    No rain in Central Oahu.

    Looking at the NWS satellite images it looks like the real heavy stuff is still about 2-4 hours away from Oahu.
    Looks like some nasty stuff around and over Kauai right now.
    …and that’s my meteorological report for tonight 😉

  308. Ralph November 20, 2008 9:34 pm

    lots of empty seats in the SSC

  309. Ralph November 20, 2008 9:35 pm

    myki and sjmacro did you watch all four games of vb

  310. jm2375 November 20, 2008 9:35 pm

    Gunfunnit Stretch! I wuz gonna watch da replay! 😡

  311. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:37 pm

    Hehehe…. didn’t somebody on Kauai just get a new (green) solar photovoltaic system and DISH system? I don’t think either one works well in heavy rain…. 🙄 😯 😀

  312. Da Punchbowl Kid November 20, 2008 9:39 pm

    Cool trades, party cloudy with scattered showers here on the slopes of Puowaena, Colonel.

  313. d1島 November 20, 2008 9:39 pm


    Dats ’cause they pau play already!

  314. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:39 pm

    jm237549356025981 is related to …. al??? 😯 😕 🙄

  315. HiFlyer November 20, 2008 9:40 pm


    Hopefully it will be more full tomorrow even though Hawaii plays the early game.

  316. d1島 November 20, 2008 9:41 pm


    But get new bathtub…jus’ in time! 😆

  317. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:41 pm

    Hey – DPK is here. Did ST announce another contest for virtual tickets? 😀 😯 😆

  318. Ralph November 20, 2008 9:43 pm

    texas vs nebraska vb on espnu on now

  319. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:44 pm

    fiberglass floats, cast iron sinks. Of course, some UH engineers can make concrete canoes…. 😀 😯 😆

  320. Ralph November 20, 2008 9:45 pm

    sets tied 1 to 1, game 3, neb 17, texas 16.. neb ranked 3, texas 4

  321. Jason November 20, 2008 9:45 pm

    HiFlyer: Hawai‘i doesn’t play the early game, they play at 7:30.

  322. d1島 November 20, 2008 9:45 pm

    But serious kine, that storm system looks pretty massive and mean. Better take precautions erryboddy…bring in all da rubbah duckies!

  323. Ralph November 20, 2008 9:46 pm

    6 teams from the pac 10 in top 10, two from the big 12, and Hawaii and penn state

  324. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:47 pm

    Oooh – that’s pretty awesome HiFlyer! It looks like it’s tracking North and the bulk of it may just clip Oahu. No such luck for Kauai and people with new photovoltaic systems, new DISH systems, and a new car to keep clean! 😆 😯 😈

  325. Jason November 20, 2008 9:48 pm

    Okay, I’ve always thought that brew808 is secretly the President of Mensa or something. Let’s give him a problem to solve:

    In the following collection of numbers (not in sequence), two positive numbers are missing. Find them.

    Row 1:

    Row 2:

    Row 3:

  326. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:49 pm

    Hey – is ATT still down? It seems that the iPhone folks have been absent today…. 😯 🙄 😕

  327. d1島 November 20, 2008 9:51 pm

    OK from earlier today,

    folks talking about bringing binoculars fo’ spok da recruits…
    How come?
    What you can tell from 200 yards away with the guy in street clothes?
    If you see him, will you know him? Especially if Stephen didn’t even tell you who “he” is?
    And if you spot him, den wat?
    Wave at him? Again from 200 yards away?

    Help me out here, please….

  328. Jason November 20, 2008 9:53 pm

    While they claim to be looking for recruits, they are really checking out the co-eds in the student sections. 😯

  329. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 9:53 pm


    Das just one excuse to bring the extra powerful binoculars so dat dey can spock the cheerleaders and dancers. Camouflaged intent…

  330. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 9:54 pm


    See? Jason mind was already racing with all the probabilities of what they might see.

  331. brew808 November 20, 2008 9:55 pm

    rob25039458174638 mentioned bringing binoculars to the game. Are you telling me that rob25039458174638 is a guy!?! 😯 🙄 😯

  332. d1島 November 20, 2008 9:56 pm

    ATT= -0.91(-3.89%) @ 22.49

  333. chawan_cut November 20, 2008 9:56 pm

    aren’t you a co-ed in the student section?

  334. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 9:58 pm

    Okay time to go spend an hour with the wifey and watch a Korean drama..
    night all

  335. d1島 November 20, 2008 9:59 pm

    AAPL=-5.80 (-6.72%)@80.49
    must have had to sell their iPhones….

  336. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 9:59 pm

    Here’s the recap of recruits so far…

    Solid Commits
    1. chad lopati -DE Kapolei (HI) Kapolei Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 235 lbs
    2. veni manu – DE. Hometown: Mililani, HI Mililani High School Ht: 6’4″ Wt: 227
    3. jesse williams – D-Line 6′5″, 302 pound, 320 bench, 980 leg press Australia
    4. marcus malepeai – DE Radford 6′2″, 245-pound
    5. chauncey makainai – Offensive Guard 6’4”, 315-pound Kailua, Hawai
    6. jordan loeffler – OT/DT 6 feet 5 and 265 pounds, Hilo High
    7. joey iosefa – QB/DB, 6-1, 190 lbs Samoa – offensive player of the year in 2007
    8. deondre powell – Slotback 5′ 9”, 160-pound from Gahr High in Cerritos, Calif
    9. kevin williams – Cornerback, 5′ 10” 175 pounds, 40 in under 4.4 JUCO, CA
    10. tj alofipo – Linebacker – Ht: 6′ 2” 240 lbs 4.7 secs, Las Vegas (NV) Silverado High
    11. wade keliikipi – DL, 6’3″, 276, Waianae, Hawai’i (Waianae)
    12. kalua noa – Wideout 6′ 2”, 200lbs 40 in 4.4 or 4.5. Kaiser High/Oahu
    13. billy ray stutzmann – WR 6′ 1” 170lbs St. Louis School, Honolulu
    14. corey nielsen – QB – Ht: 5-11 Wt: 180 Cerritos, CA (Gahr (Richard) HS)
    15. kimo maukala – QB/ATHlete Ht: 6’2″ Wt: 225 Punahou, Oahu (defensive signal caller)
    16. mike wadsworth – Cornerback 6′ 1” 191 lbs 4.68/40 Shuttle: 4.7 Henderson (NV) Silverado
    17. kamalani alo – Safety/Linebacker 6′ 1 1/2” 190, Kahuku, Oahu

    Soft Commits
    18. george daily-lyles – LB 5-11 Wt: 220 40: 4.7 Polytechnic HS, CA
    19. iuta tepa – DL 6’3″ 235lb. 40: 4.7 Polytechnic HS, CA
    20. liloa nobriga -LB 6′ 1” 211 lbs Forty: 4.73 Las Vegas (NV) Palo Verde

    Grayshirts to scholies
    21. alema tachibana – OLB. 6’3″ 200 Hometown: Kahuka, HI Kahuku High Schoo
    22. art laurel – LB 6’1″ Wt: 200 Leilehua High School
    23. earvin sione – WR/QB/P/Holder ATHlete 6’5″ 200lbs 40yrd 4.58 McKinley High School

    JUST 2 more available.

    Steele Jantz ? QB 6′ 3” 215 lb…4.5/40 Nevada City, CA
    Shane Austin ? Is he on scholarship?

  337. d1島 November 20, 2008 9:59 pm

    As I suspected!

  338. al November 20, 2008 10:00 pm

    thanks stretch, i don’t have to watch the dvr again.

  339. Garret November 20, 2008 10:00 pm

    Das just one excuse to bring the extra powerful binoculars so dat dey can spock the cheerleaders and dancers. Camouflaged intent…


    I loved going to Showtime (Lakers) games at the Forum, and one thing I never stopped being amused about is how they would rent binoculars. During the game, I never saw people using those binoculars to focus on Magic, Kareem, or the rest of the players. However, during timeouts when the Laker Girls would perform, *all* of those binoculars would be immediately and coincidentally used…

  340. d1島 November 20, 2008 10:01 pm

    Get two kine cheerleaders.
    Well, maybe more, depending on to whom you speak.

  341. Garret November 20, 2008 10:03 pm

    I’ve finally finished e-mailing the 50+ people that I met at MILCOM who were in a position at their companies to work with my company as a partner/collaborator/customer. I’m so glad that is over!

  342. d1島 November 20, 2008 10:04 pm

    thanks stretch, i don’t have to watch the dvr again

    Maybe I’m missing something; I still watch the TV.


  343. Jason November 20, 2008 10:04 pm

    Technically, yes, although the term is colloquially used in reference to females (although, usually in reference to females at formerly all-male schools). I understand ICS majors don’t have a tremendous grasp of the English language, though, so I’ll let your comment slide …

  344. Garret November 20, 2008 10:04 pm

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

    The Mars Orbiter found large buried glaciers on Mars.

  345. Garret November 20, 2008 10:05 pm

    Article on how Internet crime could cause a global catastrophe.

  346. Garret November 20, 2008 10:05 pm

    The DC animal shelters have been lobbying the Obama family to try to be the shelter that provides their dog. They are also offering free dog training at the White House.

  347. Garret November 20, 2008 10:05 pm

    Woman auctioned the right to change her name on eBay and got about $7400. She donated most of the money she received to a Children’s charity and is spending the rest on her children’s Christmas presents:

  348. Garret November 20, 2008 10:06 pm

    JPL successfully tested its first deep-space Internet.

  349. Garret November 20, 2008 10:06 pm

    Free play links pau.

  350. d1島 November 20, 2008 10:07 pm

    Unless the stuff takes a big right turn soon, maybe the worst of it might miss Kauai.

  351. Garret November 20, 2008 10:07 pm

    Google scanned in the photos from Life Magazine going all the way back to the 1750s! They are available now for free and something like 95% of these photos have never been online before. Lots of really cool sports photos and other amazing historical photos are now available thanks to Life Magazine and Google!

  352. chawan_cut November 20, 2008 10:08 pm

    go to sleep.

  353. brew808 November 20, 2008 10:11 pm


  354. jm2375 November 20, 2008 10:20 pm

    jason/brew – it’s been a long day and i’m too tired to figure this out. Care to enlighten us non-math majors?

  355. 1surfahoutahwata November 20, 2008 10:38 pm

    wassup everyone! thanks st for the info.like i said before,this blog is like the sports page but a lot more info and loven it.
    oh, and weather report at honokai hale
    couple stars in the sky
    kind of cool
    no rain
    no wind
    its too calm!scary,goto go outside check around the house

  356. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 11:03 pm


    Better to get a camera with 10x optical or better than a binocular. OR get a dvr with 34x optical. You not only get to see the cheerleaders, you get to take them home with you.. ..well sort of… kind of…

  357. al November 20, 2008 11:04 pm

    d1….what did you eat tonight? must have been a lot of veggies, you know, the brain foods. because you acting real smart tonight.

  358. al November 20, 2008 11:04 pm

    d1….what did you eat tonight? must have been a lot of veggies, you know, the brain foods. because you acting real smart tonight.

  359. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 11:13 pm


    I didn’t bother to try and figure it out but at a glance it all looks like squares of some primary numbers… Den again… whadoeyeknow?

  360. jm2375 November 20, 2008 11:22 pm

    mih – 12 is not a square of a whole number. but then again, jason had it put in rows but brew didn’t do it. so, whatevas.

  361. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 11:26 pm


    Didn’t Jason say the “odd” numbers were the puzzle? Nothing said of the even numbers.. though they may have a relationship to the odd ones. Eh… Even the even numbers look odd anyway. Which is kind of odd, even. Hmmm…

  362. 1surfahoutahwata November 20, 2008 11:27 pm

    back! i hope this storm not packn some winds.
    It will be great if we could land some big o linemen.Just having local players commit to UH is very good.Coach mac is on the ryte track and if all do sign or most of them,its a new trend for UH.All the jr hs players see this and see the success UH has,hopefully next year again early commits

  363. 1surfahoutahwata November 20, 2008 11:30 pm

    Coach mac u da man!! good job.

  364. 1surfahoutahwata November 20, 2008 11:32 pm

    Good job coach mac!

  365. madeinhawaii November 20, 2008 11:33 pm

    night all..

  366. 1surfahoutahwata November 20, 2008 11:36 pm

    time warp! lookn at computer time makes me tired.

  367. 1surfahoutahwata November 20, 2008 11:43 pm

    good night mih. I wonder if the storm pakn some waves.maybe i can go surf. New name “1surfahkuttahwaves” .If not then ahhhh no can.

  368. 1surfahoutahwata November 20, 2008 11:49 pm

    Gooooood night anyone one one one one one 1 1 out out t there dare re alooooooooooha looooooooha ha ha h h h

  369. Kekoa November 20, 2008 11:49 pm

    Thanks everyone for the weather reports around the corner and up your street!

    Strange thing is…whenever weather people predict gloom and doom, they make it sound so immediate. They get people all worked up. Remember when the weather person on all the local stations was also the news anchor?

    Now we get Doppler radar and satellite imagery. Whiz bang technology and 7 day forecasts. If you really like know, change da station to the weather channel…or do what I did and ask the Tsaiko Ohana. Not only did I get an adequate update of the weather around our island, but also the mainland Tsaiko’s sent in their local report – Mahalo!

    I, for one, think we should go back to the 2 minute overlay of the weather forecast on all the network stations. They could then spend more of the prime time on sports news. All of our sportscasters have to talk so fast now. They end up blasting the news at us so fast you have to rewind to make any sense of what Rob Demello just said!

    RK is the exception. He keeps his report so mellow and low key with his auto-focus “I hope you’re having yourself a wonderful evening/life” monotone. He’s cool, and deserves more time to expand on his favorite subject.

    Yes, it’s seems that it is clearly the calm before the storm. I do hope everyone took precautions to batten the hatches and prepare for another wet, wild, wonderful football game at the stadium!

    G’night everyone…and Garret…I hope to see you at the Na Koa Luncheon on Monday!…and Brew…keep those cards and letters coming in!

  370. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 21, 2008 12:18 am

    1surfahoutahwata: Welcome to the blog ohana. are you coming to the game and T-Gate?

    Ralph- you and Rob25 can eat da ono grinds Mrs. HeinekinHealer brings. Safe, healthy, tasty fuud.

    Watched the wahine do to Boise what last year’s FB guys did to Boise 😆

    Kekoa- da weddah is calm and dry on da wessai… so far. I’m watching the doppler and da red clouds passing to da west of Niihau so far.

    brew808- yup a good test for da Dish and solar water heater comin up!

  371. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 21, 2008 1:30 am

    With all the weather warnings out now… gameday will probably be lovely!
    Nitey nite and sweet Warrior Dreams!

  372. HiFlyer November 21, 2008 2:57 am

    Looks like the storm front from the northwest has dissipated and any rain that we will get is coming from the tropical front from the south.

  373. HiFlyer November 21, 2008 2:59 am

    Looks like the storm front from the northwest has dissipated and any rain that we will get is coming from the tropical front from the south/southwest.


  374. wafan November 21, 2008 4:09 am


    Happy Aloha Friday everyone!


  375. wafan November 21, 2008 4:12 am

    Kekoa . . .

    It always rains here. HA! The big news is when it does not .

    Yesterday was a Winnie-the-Pooh kind of day; today looks to be the same, too.

  376. wafan November 21, 2008 4:19 am

    News story about SPAM!

    An increase in the production and sales of Spam across the nation. Possibly attributed to harder financial times.

    As one of the local newscasters said this morning, “That means Hawai’i has always been ahead of the curve in terms of finances or they just like their Spam.”

  377. wafan November 21, 2008 4:35 am

    LizK . . .

    Thanks for the video! Very powerful.

    Who is the artist?

  378. HiFlyer November 21, 2008 4:38 am


    re spam, it’s both.

  379. Stretch November 21, 2008 5:42 am

    good morning tsaikos!!

    about to board the plane to kauai now. I hope it’s not raining, it sucks to walk in the rain to get to the truck. good thing I parked close as possible but a little illegal. see you guys later.

  380. Stretch November 21, 2008 7:06 am

    Karl Benson is going to be on 1420 from 8-9 this morning, taking phone calls. I wonder if people going be nice to him or give him the tough questions that will make him uncomfortable??

  381. jm2375 November 21, 2008 7:29 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Nice day so far.

    Could someone please post Herr Benson’s comments? I say let’s make him uncomfortable. I’d like to see questions about the 1) bottom feeders and their possible demotion from D1A, 2) keeping the ponies in the WAC, 3) tv deals for football and basketball.


  382. Stretch November 21, 2008 7:33 am

    I wonder if someone will ask him about Benson State University and his plan if they leave.

  383. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 21, 2008 7:42 am

    wafan- that video is a story.
    Back in the late 60’s and 70’s, music was my passion and we had a group called Ubiquitas that toured the US right out of high school. At the same time, a young man named Bob Gundry was doing the same thing and we crossed paths a couple of times.
    Devon Gundry is his son. The adults in the video are my contemporaries- (and this may be one of the last works of Alex Rocco) Red Grammer, etc.
    Andy Grammer is another young artist who is making his way. The last time I saw him was when he was about 4- Ukuleleboi was a year old. It was on the Big Island where the Baha’is and early childhood educators had sponsored a concert tour for his dad, Red Grammer. He made that tour- only weeks after Hurricane Iniki hit.

    This video is for all who suffer…

  384. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 21, 2008 7:43 am

    jm2375- clouds are thick and the tv is working! 😆

  385. d1島 November 21, 2008 7:43 am

    Great Morning All!

    WooHoo! It’s vacation time!
    Which means it’s really gonna rain… 👿

    Oh well. Have a great day erryboddy.

  386. madeinhawaii November 21, 2008 7:59 am

    I shut all the windows last night and had a difficult time sleeping as it was too dang quiet. And whaddayaknow? no rain.

    Which is good, though. I was expecting power outages all day in Kaneohe.

  387. madeinhawaii November 21, 2008 8:00 am

    Oh yeah..

    Morning all!

  388. madeinhawaii November 21, 2008 8:01 am

    Blog Clock is now 24 minutes ahead of the curve.

  389. Stretch November 21, 2008 8:02 am

    MIH – maybe we shoud set ST’s watch to the blog time. Then he will get his boy to school on time and make it to practice while the players are still on the field.

  390. XxFaithxX November 21, 2008 8:02 am

    Good morning folks,

    Hope all is fine and well. Its my saturday and the woman is sleeping still so I can blog and play my on-line game hehee…anyway..

    One question about incoming recruits….wasn’t there a friend of Malcolm lane that said he too might/will join the team? IIRC it was around the week of the NMSU game. Is he really coming to UHM and if he is, scholie offer? walk-on?

  391. HiFlyer November 21, 2008 8:12 am

    Morning to all

    Looks like the rain is coming, try to stay dry today everyone.

  392. djmitcho November 21, 2008 8:15 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoville! I hope everyone stays dry in Hawaii. I’m happy the sun is shinning here, even though it’s in the mid 30’s right now.
    As far as recruits go, like I said before, I’ll get excited on LOI day.

  393. al November 21, 2008 8:20 am

    xx….that would be darren mickens.

  394. Kekoa November 21, 2008 8:23 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Land Lubbers!

    Benson and Hedges. Remember that cigarret brand? Kinda fits present company…Benson, who also Hedges. Especially around WAC hard ball questions.

    Who ever gets thru on the phone today should also ask about the WACky Officials. We’ve all seen Pop Warner officials do a better job! Ask him when they are going to hold these people accountable for the BS calls that are captured on video that makes us all want to string ’em up!

  395. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 21, 2008 8:25 am

    d1- re #387- do NOT wash your car! And be sure to carry a ‘brella. Ward off them rainclouds!

  396. XxFaithxX November 21, 2008 8:41 am

    Thanks al.

  397. Jason November 21, 2008 8:45 am

    brew808: Very good!

    Here’s the solution, if anyone is curious:


  398. koakane™ November 21, 2008 8:46 am

    :mrgreen: morning tsai-ko kane’s and wahine’s sun out and no rain drops in sight. all my kekei’s in the compound safely. will see how the day develops but praying it stays this way.

    congrats to vball wahines on their victory last night. 😉 kinda nervous watching third set when they were down 7-0.

    au’wryte wotaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh next day is UH fball game day. two week of no five “f’s” was killing me. my liver was going thank you, thank you the whole time.

    gotta run so catch you all bumby have a good day esme whooooooooooosh

  399. chawan_cut November 21, 2008 8:46 am

    karl benson is on kkea now.
    you can call in and ask him questions directly.

  400. Jason November 21, 2008 8:56 am

    Hmm, I thought this was an interesting quote from Stephen’s article, considering what we’ve discussed in the past:

    McMackin used the possibility of rain to note the new apparel deal the UH athletic department and UnderArmour signed in the spring.

    “Shoot, we’ve got the best cleats in the world,” McMackin said, smiling. “Why are we worried?”

  401. (Jesse) James November 21, 2008 9:01 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…gotta whoosh again today…lots to do…busy with work….

    …and some punks smashed the back passenger window of my car, breaking into it…the jokes on them though, all they got was a bag with my stinky gym clothes in them….ha ha ha ha….

    Still, it’s gonna be a hassle getting the window fixed and re-tinted….dang, that just gets me all p’d off…… 🙁

  402. madeinhawaii November 21, 2008 9:05 am


    What kine math problem is dat?
    I like the simple ones like….


  403. bb November 21, 2008 9:06 am

    heads up…

    vacations hawaii is now selling seats for UNLV week. They have 4 flight patterns on OMNI that were going for 759-769. That price i think is right below 800 now because many of them are already half full and the price bumps after so many people book.

    They do have Hawaiian and Delta packages too but those are at least 900+

  404. Stretch November 21, 2008 9:06 am

    November 21st, 2008 at 8:56 am
    Hmm, I thought this was an interesting quote from Stephen’s article, considering what we’ve discussed in the past:
    “Shoot, we’ve got the best cleats in the world,” McMackin said, smiling . “Why are we worried?”

    That’s why he was “smiling” making that comment.

  405. Jason November 21, 2008 9:09 am

    James: That sucks. Crazy what people do nowadays. Vandals (no pun intended, Idaho) broke into my church’s building (but didn’t get into our area) and trashed the soda machine in there. They cut the fuel line of our bus, stole the gas, and broke a window to get to some aluminum cans that we were going to redeem. We no longer park the bus on the church grounds because of that. And the Korean church got its bus’ windshield destroyed, so they ended up getting a new mini-van to replace it.

    But for all the bad stories, you hear good stories like this:


    Buffalo should be going to a bowl game this year — maybe even the Hawai‘i Bowl, according to ESPN’s projections. It would be nice to have the members of that ’58 Buffalo team at the bowl game to be honored. It might be tough if it were here in Hawai‘i because of the costs, but still, that would be awesome.

  406. takoboy November 21, 2008 9:11 am

    thx bb, any word on packages linking seattle/pullman and vegas

    sure sounds like its pretty guaranteed we’re playing in seattle and wanna jump on those prices ASAP

  407. Jay November 21, 2008 9:17 am

    I have to remind my wife many times that she needs to hide her makeup bag under the chair or take it with her. Give them NO reason to bust in, even if it’s just a measely makeup bag. Even if they don’t take anything, like (J)J’s case, you still have to hassle with the repairs to your door locks or windows.

  408. bb November 21, 2008 9:17 am

    No word yet on pullman/vegas

    and athe OMNI flights are closer to 900 now.

    there are going to be a lot less seats going up to vegas with ATA and Aloha gone and it seems that Hawaiian knows this fact as well with their HNL-LAS pricing for that week.

  409. Pomai November 21, 2008 9:18 am

    Well if any of you would like to trade weather conditions I would be more than happy too!!!!!!!!!

    31 degrees, windy, with snow predicted for this evening, 2 to 4 inches.

    putting on extra layer of clothes.

  410. Pomai November 21, 2008 9:19 am

    One more closer to the Hawaii Bowl
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  411. madeinhawaii November 21, 2008 9:25 am

    new blog

  412. Stretch November 21, 2008 9:31 am

    November 21st, 2008 at 9:17 am
    there are going to be a lot less seats going up to vegas with ATA and Aloha gone and it seems that Hawaiian knows this fact as well with their HNL-LAS pricing for that week.

    To me, that’s BS. They are ripping off the people of Hawaii because they know that people will be going to the game. To their credit, they brought the fares down a little but still higher than normal. I understand they are in business to make money but I wish they would be fair to everyone. Their plane is going to be full and they will make money if they charge their regular fare.

  413. kailuaboys November 22, 2008 11:02 am

    Hey ST, where’s the gameday Warrior article?

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