Torres, Paredes earn scholarships; Taylor transfers

UH head coach Greg McMackin today awarded football scholarships to safety/nickelback Richard Torres and linebacker Corey Paredes.

Corey Paredes
Corey Paredes

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Rick Taylor has transferred to South Alabama, a Division I-AA school.
Because Taylor left UH in good academic standing, the Warriors will not be deducted any APR points.
All of Taylor’s UH credits transferred. He needs seven classes to earn a bachelor’s degree. After that, he will start work toward a master’s degree.
Taylor has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

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Defensive end Kapono Rawlins-Crivello is attempting to play for the Warriors this season.

Rawlins-Crivello, a 2006 Kamehameha Schools graduate, attended Boise State for two years. He moved back to Hawai‘i last year.
The WAC requires a player to sit out two seasons if he transfers between member schools. But Rawlins-Crivello is seeking an exemption because he returned to Hawai‘i to take care of his mother, who is a cancer survivor.
If the exemption is aproved, Rawlins-Crivello, who did not play football last year, would be eligible to play for the Warriors this year.
Rawlins-Crivello is 6 feet 1 and 240 pounds.
His cousin is UH linebacker Mana Lolotai.


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Kicker Kevin Bell returned to the Mainland because of an illness in his family. UH does not expect him to return this year.

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Fetaiagogo “John” Fonoti and his daughter:


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No rest for the injured. The ailing players were required to carry 40-pound sand bags over their head while walking 220-yard laps.Here’s safety Aaron Brown:


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Radio daze:



  1. Kekoa (iPhone) August 12, 2009 12:03 am

    Howzit Ai?…good morning St!

  2. dubs August 12, 2009 12:05 am

    dang, so whos left in the kicking dept?

  3. Kekoa (iPhone) August 12, 2009 12:05 am

    Sorry, should be AL, not ‘Ai’ as in artificial intelligence. Al is far from being a robotron.

  4. Kekoa (iPhone) August 12, 2009 12:07 am

    Dubs ~ You mean someone other than Alex?

  5. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2009 12:09 am

    Scott Enos is the main kicker.
    Brian Blumberg is the backup.

  6. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2009 12:09 am

    The clock is messed up. I posted after midnight, but it shows Aug. 11

  7. Kekoa (iPhone) August 12, 2009 12:12 am

    Sorry Stephen. On impulse, I gave you street initials. Maybe ’cause you use the term, word on the street is…sometimes.

    What’s the latest report on your grandchild?

  8. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2009 12:15 am

    Call me now.

  9. HiFlyer August 12, 2009 12:17 am

    chawan_cut – thxs for last nights sports report.

  10. Ralph August 12, 2009 12:23 am

    top ten although it is Kekoa, hiflyer and Tsai only

  11. HiFlyer August 12, 2009 12:26 am

    So what happend to the yesterdays practice report, did everyone stay home?

  12. mouthwash August 12, 2009 12:39 am

    No want that Boise kid already. go back and eat some potatoes. boise make me sick.

  13. al August 12, 2009 1:12 am

    kekoa is ever lurking to be number one.
    shame, shame, shame…..

  14. al August 12, 2009 1:14 am

    hope all’s well for kevin bell and family.

    still very concerned about our kicking game.

  15. al August 12, 2009 1:17 am

    am i being premature by saying welcome back kapono?
    he was a highly touted de coming out of kamehameha schools.

  16. Kekoa (iPhone) August 12, 2009 1:23 am

    Hey Ralph! Been wanting to go practice, but several other committments came up. Maybe Friday. Wanna go?

    Trying to tie up some loose ends since my business partner is in for major heart surgery. Burning up ‘puter time on my pc, and using the apple lap top for back-up. This iphone works good when I’m relaxing in bed.

  17. Ralph August 12, 2009 1:28 am

    kekoa can’t do morning practices except on wednesdays

  18. Kekoa (iPhone) August 12, 2009 1:44 am

    Ok Ralph…guess I’ll have to bug Al. Too much pressure on him to handle being #1 on the starting lineup. Maybe a little fresh air will do him good.

  19. Kekoa (iPhone) August 12, 2009 2:22 am

    Bhf2 ~ Hilo town is spared. Good luck thru the rest of the hurricane season big guy.

    Need your support at the south end zone tunnel at the opener! Bring the Hilo Hawaiians. Make plenny noise as we be Backin’ McMackin!

  20. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 3:11 am

    Hiya Kekoa.

    Blaze pumped me up on ST’s show.

    his answers and tone sounded genuine and sincere.

    gonna ask cuz kukapaila fo backup. 😀

  21. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 3:34 am

    Tombo Ahi,

    good reads.

  22. JaM August 12, 2009 3:51 am

    Good morning..everyone!

    Still on the back later tonite.

  23. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 3:52 am

    o wize grashopah,
    i would say that anyone who has given up his dream to help his family, who wants to help himself and Warrior Nation, is WELCOME. success is a journey, not a destination. 😀

    i say good luck to him, and good luck to us.

  24. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 4:07 am

    hiya. watcha doin?

    SJ Macro & Myki.
    hiya doin u2. see you soon. iyo, how’s our team comin along?

    readin Tombo Ahi link to a Davonne Bess article this am, he talked about his off season workouts. he uses JUGS religiously.

    i’ll betcha he’s like 4 yards from the machine, turned sideways, and catchin zingaz away from da body. hi. lo. das how yu get guud….
    praktiss wit speed! 😀

  25. Stretch August 12, 2009 4:15 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Looks like the rain has finall arrived here on Oahu. I hope it lightens up so the team can get some practice time in. I am glad that they have the Ching Field available to them.

  26. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 4:29 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    readin about Derek Dooley an da LaTech bull dogs. i wuz prognosticatin fo Blaze yesterday, who he’d most like to hit.
    wasn’t Dooley’s fadda da Georgia Coach years ago, Vince Dooley? an wasn’t Derek da guy givin da wurds to da Georgia Coaches at da Sugar? yup, dats da guy!

    but no save yoself fo dem, Blaze. start wackin da hillybillyz 9/4, an take it frum dayah. 😀

  27. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 4:32 am

    Third in da WAC, behind Boise an Nevada? pftt….

    an day talk about crackheads in Hawaii. pftt… crackazz. 😀

  28. JaM August 12, 2009 4:53 am

    Hiya BigHilo..Still on my trip..return this pm.

  29. Garret August 12, 2009 4:57 am

    The NCAA does regularly approve waivers when a player like Kapono Rawlins-Crivello moves closer to home to help take care of an ill family member. In fact, often a player does not even have to sit out a single season–he can just play right away.

    The complication in this case is that Rawlins-Crivello is transferring between WAC schools, so Karl Benson has jurisdiction.

  30. Garret August 12, 2009 4:59 am

    Best wishes to Kevin Bell and his family. UH still has 2 kickers and Bell wasn’t on scholarship, so his leaving should not hurt the team and will give the other 2 kickers more reps.

  31. Garret August 12, 2009 5:09 am

    Here is Wisconsin’s football poster.

    The Badgers have been a model of consistency since 1996, missing the postseason only once. But there are concerns over the direction of the program under Bret Bielema, who begins his fourth season as coach. Bielema’s first team was a sparkling 12-1 and his second team was 9-4. But last season Wisconsin slipped to 7-6 and needed overtime to defeat Division I-AA Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 36-35, in the regular-season finale. Then came an ugly 42-13 loss to Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl. Can the Badgers turn it around? The schedule is favorable with six of the first eight games at home. Wisconsin travels to Hawaii to end the regular season.

  32. Garret August 12, 2009 5:12 am

    This website has a list of all the Heisman Trophy winners since 1935 and what their status is now.

  33. royal crown August 12, 2009 5:29 am

    ST writes about 2008 recruit, Earvin Sione. In todays column we learn that Sione, who sat out last year in getting schooling in order, is playing DE. At 6’4″ and 220 seems like the right position for him. In the article we learn that:

    Sione said he was timed running 40 yards in 4.5 seconds last month.

    He can bench press 305 pounds. His vertical jump is 38 inches.

    These are pretty awesome numbers for the one time DB, but for a DE these numbers are off the chart. Whoa, this is good. It great to see Sione hanging in there–improving his schooling, adding bulk to his frame and making the best of his opportunity. Good luck to him.

  34. jm2375 August 12, 2009 5:48 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Still a little jet-lagged.

    Best wishes to Kevin Bell.

    Took kid in for her physical yesterday. Got her flu shot and tetanus booster. ouch ouch ouch….

    OK, off to go over da mountain. School started yesterday. esme and out.

  35. NYUH August 12, 2009 5:53 am

    I liked the Earvin Sione story. A DE with that speed and football smarts. What the critics don’t understand is the foundation for McMackin’s defensive reign is taking shape right now.

  36. Rich2176 August 12, 2009 6:01 am

    G’mornin’ Tsaikos –

    First of all, Margo wanted me to send a big thank you to Brew and everyone else who wished her a happy “29th”. She’s had her nose and fingers glued to her computer working on a screenplay. The main character is based on ST, and involves a coach (ala) JJ as they go on a recruiting trip to the mainland to land a top recruit. Comedy at its best. We’ll see what happens.

    Thanks again to everyone for your patience for the final tix to the Vegas game. I’m trying to figure out the remaining seating chart.

  37. Juegos Nokia August 12, 2009 6:09 am

    Definitely it is a pleasure to take the time to read a post like this. I’ll be saving it on my favs so I can check it later again. when do you think you would write again about this?

  38. d1島 August 12, 2009 6:16 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hoping for the best for all these family members of Warrior players who are facing health challenges. Sometimes we need to be reminded to keep some perspective about the role of athletics against the backdrop of real life!

  39. d1島 August 12, 2009 6:22 am


    …and best wishes for continued good health for your Bride!

    Sounds like a terrific project she’s got there. Wondering if there is a mysterious “Ferd”-like character navigating for them?

  40. d1島 August 12, 2009 6:24 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    Drop the umbrella, take the ensemadas….


  41. whitey August 12, 2009 6:38 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Kapono Crivelo-Rawlins sounds like a Molokai boy. If he is from Molokai, then his cousin was the pitcher for UH.

  42. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 6:40 am

    hiya Tsaikos.

    good read, ST.
    best wishes to da tall man!

    gettin ready fo da first official K A T O O O S S H H H HH!

  43. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2009 6:42 am

    I believe he is from Molokai.

  44. djmitcho August 12, 2009 6:42 am

    Good morning All! Wow, back at work today and I’m already wishing I was back in Hawaii. Well hope everyone has a good one and stays dry. I think I brought some of the rain from Felicia back with me

  45. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2009 6:43 am

    Kapono is here to stay, whether he plays for UH this year or not.

  46. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 6:47 am

    I wish the young man success. all of them.

    Whether he plays for us or not is beyond our paygrade. But since he’s trying, gotta give him props.

    gotta go so hi ho hi ho.

    esme wooosshhhhhh >>>>>

  47. Aloha Kakahiaka!

    So many comins and goins!

    Where is the RAIN? Only HUMID on da wessai!!!

  48. Loa August 12, 2009 6:55 am

    morning gang!

    good luck to Kapono

    Whitey – related to the Kaunakakai Service Station?

    Liz – #47 – rain still on Oahu

  49. royal crown August 12, 2009 7:01 am


    According to the other paper: Brackenridge is to a pursue a baseball career instead. This was quote taken from Coach Mack.

  50. whitey August 12, 2009 7:07 am

    Welcome aboard Kapono. Hope everyone is ok within your family.

  51. whitey August 12, 2009 7:11 am

    Loa, if he is from molokai, then he related to all the rawlins including the gas station. on the crivelo side, i don’t know if his dad or granddad used to work with the dept of health. remember there was another player from molokai who went under the radar and ended up playing for a number of nfl teams including the steelers, Kimo V (i think).

  52. Maynard G. Krebs August 12, 2009 7:42 am

    Good morning Hawaii – and try to stay dry on Oahu! From my window, Diamond Head looks sunny but hardly can make out Kokohead with drifting rain from Palolo/

    Re: Kapono = welcome home and (perhaps) to the Warriors. Mouthwash is off base. If any of our children want to return to Hawaii, welcome!!! Anyone wants to be a Warrior, welcome!

  53. Slugger August 12, 2009 7:45 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    All the best to Kevin Bell.

  54. chawan_cut August 12, 2009 7:45 am

    have they practiced a lot of special teams yet this fall? i know they didn’t at all during spring.

  55. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2009 7:55 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Welcome aboard, Kapono.

    Yep whitey, that was Kimo V you’re thinking of.

  56. warriorfanny2 August 12, 2009 7:59 am

    The 91st PGA Champinship Tournament at Hazeltine will be a brute.
    No major course has ever played as long as big, bad Hazeltine. It’s almost 240 yards longer than the three other majors played this year, and 314 yards longer than when it hosted the 2002 PGA Championship.

    Hazeltine boasts a four-hole stretch on its back nine that includes the longest par 3, par 4 and par 5 in the history of the PGA Championship. The par-4 12th is 518 yards, the par-3 13th is 248 and the par-5 15th is 642.

    No knockdown shots here.

    Having the longest course in major history may make Hazeltine’s members puff out their chests this week with pride, but it’s not going to decide who lifts the Wanamaker Trophy (which, at 44 pounds, also is a brute).

    Padraig Harrington had to play 27 holes in the final round at Oakland Hills last year when he won the PGA Championship. Then came the hard part — mustering enough strength to hoist the heaviest trophy among major championships.

    “Forty-four pounds,” he said.

    “I did manage to get my baby son into the trophy, and got a picture of that,” Harrington said. “We fit him into it. He was about 10 months old at the time. He’s actually in the trophy.”

    Harrington said the best thing about such a heavy trophy is that everyone who lifts it will never forget it.

  57. Slugger August 12, 2009 7:59 am

    Hope Kapono gets to play. It’s great that he came home to help care for his mother. Prayers for his Mom.

  58. Nalani August 12, 2009 8:21 am

    I’m (again) not making it to practice. Would appreciate if any updates on #65 from Tsaikos who attend. Mahalo!

  59. J-Dog August 12, 2009 8:25 am

    Great news if Kapono gets to play for the Warriors asap. Add some depth to our DE’s if he’s in shape to play.

  60. warriorfanny2 August 12, 2009 8:27 am

    There is much focus on Coach Tormey as he takes over the ST supervision in what has been a carousel of jerry-rigged ST apprentices over the past 25 years….there is much improvement direction to navigate upwards and hopefully we will see a cat-bounce rather than a pancake flop….there is reason for optimism given Tormey’s experience and background.
    Yet, while CCT has been tasked with this 3rd and very important phase of football, he will be equally challenged to bring improvement to a much maligned defensive secondary.
    Lack of experience haunts this unit and its vulnerability will be huge this season. Tormey is known for his persistence for details and precise execution and it will be interesting to see if our secondary unit can learn his sytem quickly enuff as the season progresses or if he will have to dummy-down on his schemes to keep it simple. While much emphasis by fans are placed on 40 speed, vertical jumps and physical looks, football intellegence is just as much a key–especially in alignment and on the field instincts.
    To be fair, look for progress from our secondary unit as the season goes deep.
    That is a mark of solid coaching, talent and player intelligence.

  61. djmitcho August 12, 2009 8:30 am

    If anyone else still wants to play fantasy football with some tsaikos let me know. If you have any questions or would like to play we have room for 2 more players. email me. djmitcho at yahoo dot com

  62. Maverick August 12, 2009 8:31 am

    Welcome home Kapono!
    Now go get ’em

    Mouthwash – Hope goes out to you that you’re able to see and understand from the players perspective. Look into why Kapono went to Boise in the beginning, then read again why he came back and his current intensions.

    Also, coming from that fine Boise program and mixing in with another fine, winning team here in the islands, he might have something new to bring to the table with technique.

  63. innocent observer August 12, 2009 8:32 am

    You may know the answer to this question, even though you deal with football. Why did Kanani Herring’s name change to Danielson?

  64. (Jesse)James August 12, 2009 8:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope everyone stays dry out there…..

    Best wishes to Kevin Bell and family and all the other warriors whose families have health issues. Like d1 said, sometimes when health issues arise, it puts life’s priorities into perspective.

    So, ST, if Kapono get the exemption and is allowed to play this year, how many years will he have at UH??

  65. al August 12, 2009 8:50 am

    innocent….are you asking or do you also know why?

  66. al August 12, 2009 8:53 am

    good to see more and more of our local brothers return to pursue their dreams in manoa.

  67. Jack Flash August 12, 2009 8:54 am

    wf2- your insights are always a good read, especially when you are not insulting others on the blog. I seem to recall a quote from Jacob Patek a couple seasons ago where a coach had asked him on a particular play that resulted in a good gain for the opposing offense “where were you!” To which he replied “I was where I was supposed to be!” That guy had good football intelligence that can be attributed to good coaching. Plus, boy could he HIT!

  68. al August 12, 2009 8:57 am

    good to see more and more of our local brothers return to pursue their dreams in manoa.

    the latest being tuipolutu, manupuna, rawlins-crivello
    after all there’s no place like home.

  69. al August 12, 2009 9:02 am

    what happened here?

  70. Maverick August 12, 2009 9:07 am

    Thanks Jack

    Mr. Pat-AAAACK and his quality insight will be in our memory for a good, long time.

  71. Dirty Commish August 12, 2009 9:07 am

    Sending out wishes of continued recovery for Mama Rawlins-Crivello and best wishes to Kevin Bell’s family. Family comes first and we hope things turn out ok. Must be hard to readjust priorities at such a young age, and in my mind, that makes them true warriors.

    Can’t wait until opening kickoff. Even though it’s on a weird Friday night for some reason. Football is here. All is right in my world.

  72. g-nalo August 12, 2009 9:08 am

    good morning everyone, despite the ‘rainy’ look, its still a good morning.

    agree Kapono came home for the best of reasons, and why not give him a shot?

    and since i’ll forget or not lurking that day…… advance happy birthday to the next Tsaiko.

    howzit Whitey! Hawaiian Air pilots to strike?

  73. Garret August 12, 2009 9:09 am

    UH season preview for the RBs. In addition to discussing LWJ, Inoke, and Rego, they had a nice summary of the two JC RBs.

    The team has a number of newcomers joining the backfield, including junior college transfers Alex Green and Chizzy Dimude. Green rushed for more than 1,000 yards on a Butte College team that captured the 2008 junior college national championship. Dimude averaged 6.8 yards per carry at Laney College last season.

    “Alex has an outstanding attitude,” Smith said. “He’s a hard worker, a very similar style to Leon as far as size and speed go. Chizzy is more of a stack-pack kid, with real explosive speed and great quickness. He’s great in the screen game, and getting out in the backfield catching the ball in space. He has real good running instincts. They’ve both been great additions and we’re excited to have them.”

  74. al August 12, 2009 9:09 am

    good to see a tiger in the fold. i believe that earvin sione will have a great career by the time he is done here.

  75. Kazz August 12, 2009 9:10 am

    innocent observer:
    August 12th, 2009 at 8:32 am
    You may know the answer to this question, even though you deal with football. Why did Kanani Herring’s name change to Danielson?

    The 2009 WAC Women’s Volleyball Pre-Season Player of the Year changed her last name to honor the stepfather that helped raised her.

  76. A-House August 12, 2009 9:10 am


    from yesterday, was on a “recon” mission only to see da goods

    will leave the buying to Mrs A-House –hmmmmmmmmm, maybe I should not do dat – charge cahd bill goin be beeg!!

  77. al August 12, 2009 9:14 am


    hopefully a strike will be and should be averted. it would cripple our already fragile economy. hawaiian air may be the single most important business of our state.

  78. SteveM August 12, 2009 9:17 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …at work today. 🙁

    Good luck to Kapono Rawlins-Crivello!

  79. Kazz August 12, 2009 9:17 am


    Oh yeah, the special teams and Coach Tormey is looking to have the complete opposite start of last season. Last Saturday the special teams drills were taking place throughout the entire 2.5 hour practice session with them focusing on defending against the downfield opposing punting staffers as well as blocking punts through two different drills not to mention closing practice with the PAT and field goal unit. However I missed seeing Dunnachie in action last we, but hopefully this Saturday he’ll be doing his thing!

    If not, Pomai may start a riot!!! 😆

  80. Kazz August 12, 2009 9:20 am

    RE: Dunnachie pronunciation.

    Is it like “done-a-key”?


    “Do-nah-kee” like “NAKI” in Inoke FuNAKI?

  81. GRM August 12, 2009 9:24 am

    Good Luck Kevin Bell. Take care of the Ohana. Best wishes

  82. SailorBlue August 12, 2009 9:28 am

    Here’s a link to an interesting article about how the Navy Media Policy is Most Open in NCAA.

    I think UH isn’t far behind (once ST yelled, screamed and threw a temper tantrum when UH tried to tighten things up)…

    It will be interesting to read part 2 of the article where he will give a complete list of which schools have an open media policy and an update on Air Force’s media policy…

  83. Stretch August 12, 2009 9:49 am

    some things just don’t change….

  84. wafan August 12, 2009 9:51 am


  85. Kazz August 12, 2009 9:51 am

    Can I get a “halleluiah” again on how AWESOME it is to have the privilege to attend UH football practices as fans??? 😎

  86. wafan August 12, 2009 9:52 am

    Good morning to all!

    Reminds me of a pretty typical Spring or Fall day in the Pacific Northwe(s)t. Well, except for the heat and humidity.

  87. wafan August 12, 2009 9:53 am

    Best wishes to the families of ailing Warriors.

    And, welcome home future Warriors!

  88. (Jesse)James August 12, 2009 9:55 am

    huh???? Wot happened???

  89. Kazz August 12, 2009 9:57 am

    Hey Stretch!!!

    Im sure you’d agree as well as many others here that it’s freakin’ great that UH football practices are open to the public yeah?


    If you’re ever down here and the time is right I’m sure you’d take advantage of this as well!!! No worries, it’s not like we’re “banned” or anything. 😎

  90. LizKauai August 12, 2009 10:01 am

    Rich2176- looking forward to seeing that screenplay- GO, MARGO!

  91. Garret August 12, 2009 10:01 am

    Looks like KHNL just went HD on Dish Network…thought that Liz, jm2375 and others might like to know.

  92. Kazz August 12, 2009 10:03 am

    Saw the replay of the Warrior Beat Show last night and I LOVED the reaction from both Blaze and Brashton regarding Vaughn “DA REAL F’N DEAL” Meatoga. I tell ya guys and gals… #95 is gonna be MEEAAAANNNNNNNN for years to come!!!

    Also good to hear from Blaze that Under Armour is FINALLY taking the initiative of “fitting” each player for their cleats. This should eliminate foot issues. Speaking of, on the morning of last Saturday’s practice I was talking to the father of a current player and I was beating around the bush regarding the UA cleats and he says his son never said anything about them or complains. His son is a defensive linemen. So seems like UA cleat issues are becoming a thing of the past?

  93. J-Dog August 12, 2009 10:05 am

    have the Warriors started 2-a-days yet?

  94. LizKauai August 12, 2009 10:06 am

    JDog, I believe the 2 a day starts 2-day 😉

  95. LizKauai August 12, 2009 10:08 am

    Kazz- the cleats comment was very cool. Nice to see the Warriors getting personal attention for one of their most important pieces of equipment!

  96. LizKauai August 12, 2009 10:10 am

    Garret- thanks for the news. The Dish situation is interesting. I’m staying with my (so far) default setup- even as more birds are put into service.

  97. J-Dog August 12, 2009 10:13 am

    Seems like one of the pros of signing with Under Armour is the more personalized service to UH. Think about it, we are one of maybe 10 schools that they sponsor, compared to Nike which seems to outfit everyone and their mom’s school; and only seems to pay great attention to their BCS sweethearts and their spoiled child in Oregon.

    I still think Nike has the R and D advantage in the shoe dept. However, Under Armour argubly seems to be as good or even better in the apparrel technology area.

  98. Kekoa August 12, 2009 10:19 am

    J-Dog ~ ….and we are fortunate that Under Armour accepts being #2. From that level, they can try harder to improve on their product line and take it up a notch. As a result, our kids benefit in more specialized service.

  99. jm2375 August 12, 2009 10:19 am

    #94 – finally! They never answered the email I sent them months ago about it.

  100. Stretch August 12, 2009 10:21 am

    wf2 – please be at practice tomorrow morning so you can spoon feed me some info. I have no clue what I am looking at. I will ask ST to point you out to me if you are too shame to come talk to me.

  101. letsgowarriors August 12, 2009 10:21 am

    dont take wf2 comments so personal. he has his opinion and you have yours. ive been in many debates w/ the guy and he will always call you out on your opinions so be ready to back it up. its pretty fun if you ask me.

    in the end, you can always agree to disagree.

  102. d1島 August 12, 2009 10:25 am


    It would be awesome to hear what your impressions of the first few practices are from you own observations!

  103. Pomai August 12, 2009 10:26 am

    Kazz I tell you dat Dunnachie is goin be one big weapon for us, and he’s got four years. If he keeps kicking the way he was last Saturday I will predict right now he will be playing in the NFL without a doubt.

  104. Maynard G. Krebs August 12, 2009 10:37 am

    Not that it is important but …

    I usually power up the computer and read my mail, the HA headlines and the Warrior Blog. Then I read the newspapers – yes, even the “other” one – beginning with the comics, then sports, then the news stories.

    Today’s “Pearl Before Swine” – “the internet was specifically invented so that living beings everywhere could be anonymously rude to one another”.

    As AL puts it: “’nuff said”

  105. Rob25 August 12, 2009 10:40 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Stretch – There you go, always wanting to play the part of King. You bite! So for those of you who care to spoon feed him….BEWARE!!

  106. Kekoa August 12, 2009 10:48 am

    letsgowarriors ~

    Re: #105

    Yes, I do agree with what you’re saying, and I do disagree with him. Besides, he doesn’t really care what anyone else thinks. Attitude is everything. He just happens to be full of it!

  107. Kekoa August 12, 2009 10:50 am

    Good one Maynard G…

  108. koakane™ August 12, 2009 11:00 am

    morning everybody, whether you a tsaiko, tsikette, lurker, lurketts (UH808-good one, saw you post it one time), warrior, wahine, fan or not it the season is on so get with it. :mrgreen: gotta love that exciting things going happen this 09 year in the 808. whotaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    agree with all who posted welcome back to the returning son/daughters of hawaii. we all stray from time to time but always come back so to all them ….. great to have you back home. go out, work hard and represent 😈

  109. madeinhawaii August 12, 2009 11:06 am

    Time to clean out the grills, check for supplies, make sure your gas tanks for the grills are filled… replace burners if necessary.. or… get your take-out phone numbers in order.

  110. labrat August 12, 2009 11:07 am

    woo hoo good to see Earvin finally made it. will he be given a scholie in the future? UH future at DE looking good. A lot of speed and athleticism.

  111. d1島 August 12, 2009 11:08 am


    Remember to check batteries in da rayjo, too!

  112. labrat August 12, 2009 11:08 am

    59 SACKS.

  113. d1島 August 12, 2009 11:09 am

    Congrats to Corey Paredes and Richard Torres! Hard work and dedication pays off! 🙂

  114. (Jesse)James August 12, 2009 11:11 am

    eh KK when do you return????

    Rob25…Stretch bites??? How would you know??? MWAHAHAHHAHA

  115. LizKauai August 12, 2009 11:14 am

    Ditto #117!
    re tweet:
    StephenTsai: Richard Torres and Corey Paredes receive scholarships

  116. koakane™ August 12, 2009 11:19 am

    jj either tonight or next morning

  117. koakane™ August 12, 2009 11:20 am

    jj what I miss stretch bit rob25 mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  118. Garret August 12, 2009 11:22 am

    Congratulations to Richard Torres and Corey Paredes, both very deserving of their scholarships!

  119. Stretch August 12, 2009 11:28 am

    I hope I am able to get some guidance at tomorrow’s practice. I don’t want to be wasting my time watching guys running around.

  120. Kekoa August 12, 2009 11:38 am

    Rob25 ~ Pay attention gurl. Interesting matchup brewing. *Engineer vs Lawyer.* Best 2 out of 3.

    My money is on Stretch. Engineers have lots of leverage. Besides, it’s a classic! The good guy/bad guy match up.

    (Rob…what now? have hard time deciding who the bad guy is?) 👿

  121. Rob25 August 12, 2009 11:40 am


    August 12th, 2009 at 11:28 am
    I hope I am able to get some guidance at tomorrow’s practice. I don’t want to be wasting my time watching guys running around.

    Sort of like at work, eh?!?!

  122. letsgowarriors August 12, 2009 11:41 am

    tsai do u know how much credits Sione took at UH-WO last fall? Hopefully 9 to preserve his eligibility clock, he could use a redshirt year.

  123. A-House August 12, 2009 11:41 am

    Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery for Kevin and Kapono’s family member.

    Kapono, hope Benson will look favorably on your reason for returning home last year and your playing for the Warriors in 2009 – he owes us plenty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  124. Rob25 August 12, 2009 11:42 am

    I’m definitely for the engineer! The other one I’ve already hit the ignore button.

    He just likes to be pampered! First class no less!

  125. FalseKrackaKid August 12, 2009 11:43 am

    Eh!…How come nobody invited me into this free-for-all? I AM THE GREATEST! 😎

  126. A-House August 12, 2009 11:46 am

    and, hearty congratulations to Corey and Richard for earning scholarships for 2009.

    both hard workers, great work ethic, great individuals, great representatives of “walk-ons” who make the “grade” with positive attitudes, listen/learn from the coaches and team mates.

    and, to all student athletes who decided to play on the mainland, you are most welcome home whenever you chose to make the move!!!

  127. Ralph August 12, 2009 11:56 am

    letsgowarriors(bows) didn’t sione graduate 2 years ago, had to grayshirt, then academics (personal reasons) he did not enroll and finally this fall he met all entry requirements to start fb practice. if he redshirts, he wouldn’t have played fb for almost 3 years unless he gets a lot of reps as a redshirt.

  128. Bulla August 12, 2009 11:59 am

    aloha Tsaikos,

    through the raindrops the sun shall shine. football coming up quicker than you can say ‘PERSONAL FOUL’, haha, j/k guys. seems like the playground lost it’s monitor, DPK, i thought you were the ‘official’ monitor, let’s get rolling bro.

    glad to hear another local athlete getting the chance to play at home, nothing like playing in front of family, friends, and Tsaikos.


  129. A-House August 12, 2009 11:59 am

    last evening, I attended a dinner meeting and Coach Shoji was the guest speaker who brought Anelli, Kanani, and Emily Maeda.

    Coach gave us a quick run down of the players at all the positions and he is optimistic of having a good 2009 with the goal of being in the final 4 in Florida.

    Each player mentioned family and friends and wanting to play for Hawaii as the main reasons for choosing to remain home. Kanai said they take an active part in talking to “local” propects on why they should stay home.

    I asked Emily how she can accumulate a 4.2 GPA when UH is geared to a 4.0 system. She said, “I got all A’s” and I replied, but that is still a 4.0 to which she replied, “I have no idea”. I’m sure she is in an Honors program. Hey, ST, she is a Rough Rider grad!!!

  130. labrat August 12, 2009 12:01 pm

    That one day you slack.
    You aint getting back.

  131. Ralph August 12, 2009 12:01 pm

    So letsgowarriors you stated that you had many battles with warriorfanny2 but as letsgobows vs bowstock on the WSN because you two haven’t done much on this site. Whatever happened to bento? Warriorfanny2 lurks there as warriorfanny but he hasn’t posted. Moderators must know if bowstock posts under another name like warriorfanny.

  132. Kekoa August 12, 2009 12:02 pm

    Howzit Bulla! ~ Playground monitor position got cut. We’re on our best be…NOT!

  133. letsgowarriors August 12, 2009 12:03 pm

    he graduated in 2008.

    u get reps as a redshirt in practice, so he could use this year to get back into football shape after sitting out for a year. i doubt he smells the field at DE this season, unless hes some type of freak.

  134. Ralph August 12, 2009 12:06 pm

    I hope sione gets a better shot than tua. Tua has been a wondering fb player, no real position to call his own to develop full time, i hope he gets some PT before he graduates.

  135. letsgowarriors August 12, 2009 12:06 pm

    yes. RBs, Greg Salas’ position, light DEs, recruiting, Brian Smith.

    bento is SMUd for life. makes appearances on SH now.

  136. letsgowarriors August 12, 2009 12:09 pm

    Sione is in a better position to succeed than Tua. I dont think Tua moved to DE till his soph year. Sione is doing it in his freshman year and hes already gained 30lbs in 1 year since graduating. IF* Sione has a redshirt year available, even better as he’ll have 5 to play 4.

    On top of that, I believe Tua played TE/WR in HS. Sione was more of an ATH type, played QB & WR as well as some defense.

  137. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2009 12:13 pm

    I can hardly control myself, let alone these Tsaikos. Besides, if you haven’t heard, we’re a bunch of mob ruled gang bangers, that’s how we roll, baybee.
    And I got five on my homeboy, da engineer. 😆

    And we aren’t related to FKK, he’s from another side of the family. Besides I don’t know how to make words in bold face and all that techniciciciccacul stuff.

  138. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2009 12:15 pm

    Good news about Torres and Paredes.

    Richard Torres is going to be a huge inspiration to many people before his time is up here. The littlest guy with the biggest heart.

  139. Loa August 12, 2009 12:23 pm

    afternoon gang!

    congrats to Richard & Corey

    Kazz – #85 – “halleluiah”

  140. Loa August 12, 2009 12:26 pm

    Stretch – auryte, we get another live report tomorrow

  141. Jack Flash August 12, 2009 12:28 pm

    Aloha all,
    I guess wf2’s rants (and my response) got the ole’ heave ho from the blog. Good riddance is all i can say!

  142. g-nalo August 12, 2009 12:32 pm


    hopefully a strike will be and should be averted. it would cripple our already fragile economy. hawaiian air may be the single most important business of our state.

    Al – agreed.

  143. whitey August 12, 2009 12:53 pm

    g, we just paying customers, but al’s #1 works for hawaiian and if they no fly, she no fly and no get paid. plus if they no fly, he no can come to maui to rest and recuperate.

  144. Loa August 12, 2009 12:54 pm

    Stephen – thanks for the pics, looked like a pretty nice day weatherwise

  145. whitey August 12, 2009 1:06 pm

    somewhere along the negotiation route, the pilot’s union should be promoting the good they have done to make the company financially stable and help them get a bigger market share, but they need to have a leader who thinks outside of the box when it comes to negotiation today. the first thing i would publicize and give credit to is the team concept of how the flights are on time. this takes everyone’s cooperation from the ground crew, customer service, flight attendents, and mainly the pilots. Credit on time to them and not upper management. use the news media to your advantage because management will do the same.

  146. whitey August 12, 2009 1:07 pm

    Loa, my misspelling, should be Crivello with 2 l.

  147. JK August 12, 2009 1:20 pm

    well if everyone would stop flying united, delta, american, alaska, and all these other airlines to travel to hawaiian destinations on the west coast then we can buy local if you know what i mean. and no forget hawaiian sponsoring the diamond head classic, flew the sugar bowl team, and sponsors other UH stuff. So if you one UH fan then support Hawaiian. You support Go!….you lose money!!

  148. Loa August 12, 2009 1:20 pm

    whitey – thanks for the info, had the honor of meeting the gas station proprietor many moons ago
    hey, maybe you should help settle the state contracts? no wonder Al call you da mayor 🙂

  149. lava August 12, 2009 1:35 pm

    Richard and Corey are well-deserving of those scholies. Congrats men.

  150. whitey August 12, 2009 1:39 pm

    JK, hawaiian air to NOLA was due to Panda Travel, not Hawaiian. Go! is just a competitor and has nothing to do with the pilots. i don’t know if you like the idea of continued payment for baggage when the original intent was to offset excess fuel cost. Now that fuel cost has fallen, why are we still paying for the baggage.

    The pilots and other employees work very hard to provide us with the hawaiian spirit when we fly. Unfortunately, many of them have not got back what they sacrificed for the company.

    Air competition is good and the entire state depends on them, but at the same time we should try to prevent future “hostage” business. If you are familiar with how United used to control the hawaii market, then killed us by allowing the pilots to strike, you will understand why you need to negotiate outside of the box.

  151. Don Weir August 12, 2009 1:42 pm

    Reply to #60

    I stood on the sidelines today and watched the 7 on 7. Without a doubt there is emphasis given to closing to the ball once it is in the air to the receiver. I saw one interception and one close interception in 10 plays. DB’s are starting to fly around (under control) in the defensive backfield.
    There is no substitute for speed.
    Coach Jimmy Johnson once said “I recruit for speed, technique I can teach.
    Go Warriors!!

  152. LizKauai August 12, 2009 1:45 pm

    Speaking of which- so are there any post- first home game activities (breakfast?) being planned for Saturday, Sept. 5? I need to book my return flight asap.


  153. whitey August 12, 2009 1:47 pm

    Don, thanks for the info, but how as the oline blocking?? improved over last year??? when i saw them on maui, i felt that they would do very good this year cause they understand what they need to do.

  154. LizKauai August 12, 2009 1:48 pm

    Don Weir- thanks for the good news on the DB’s!

  155. whitey August 12, 2009 1:48 pm

    as = was

  156. Committed Road Warrior August 12, 2009 1:49 pm

    whitey #145:

    You bring up some good points.

    If the pilots are to strike, and I personally doubt it’ll ever get to that, it won’t be for at least another month or two at the very earliest. With the next round of talks set for next week, both sides will try to hammer something out.

    I think both sides know how much can be afforded, but it’s simply a game of wanting plenty and giving up next to nothing, seeing who’ll balk first. Nonetheless, in the end I believe they’ll agree to something that is amicable to both sides.

    Even if the mediator declares an impasse and releases both sides from mediation, there is a 30-day cooling off period that must take place before the pilots can officially strike…..and that’s even IF the mediator decides to release them. IIRC, some early Bush-era mediators refused to release both sides and just left them in mediation, even when it was woefully apparent both sides were getting nowhere…..and those negotiations continue to drag on years later…..

  157. whitey August 12, 2009 1:50 pm

    LizK, how’s the weather on Kauai??? all we have left is just some wind, but it is getting h o o o o t t t t t t. had good rain, but my friend sunshine is out in force.

  158. Bulla August 12, 2009 1:54 pm


    nice to see you, you’re looking great today, hope you don’t slide down the slippery hills of honolulu with the rain 🙂

  159. Bulla August 12, 2009 1:55 pm

    congrats to torres and paredes for being awarded scholarships….hard work and perseverance pays off….good roots, good results

  160. las vegas August 12, 2009 1:57 pm

    Please join us for a night of fun, fuud, fuantastic singing, crappy games and equally crappy prizes!

    9/18 Las Vegas K-Call at KIKU HANA restaurant still has seats avail.
    Party begins at 1830 and runs to midnight
    Fee is $3.00 for K-Man and buy your own food/drinks.
    please RSVP at

    9/19 Game day get together meal is at Cici’s on Maryland at 1700
    Bus service to the game and back is from the parking lot
    please RSVP at for meal & bus

    Round trip bus service is $15.00 please remit by 8/30 to
    987 Dancing Vines Ave. Las Vegas Nv. 89183

    Game is at 2000 kick off, so bus ordered at 1830 expect to be back around midnight (the time, not the blogger)

    Questions?, comments?, complaints? e-mail me
    las vegas

  161. whitey August 12, 2009 1:58 pm

    CRW, sometimes both sides need to propose and agree to common grounds and work out their differences without involving mediation, but with today’s corporate mentality, common sense, respect, thinking of customers are not part of negotiation. CPA’s and attorneys do the negotiation for the company today, so people are not as important as the financial statement.

  162. BG August 12, 2009 1:58 pm


    Not hard to make brunch kine CC on Sat…gotta go ovah what happened at the game! Please stay a little longer…

  163. las vegas August 12, 2009 2:02 pm

    Dog back home
    Total only $570.00 (this time)
    Shadow is back as the starter and Skippy
    has happily returned to the bench, being
    the only dog gave him Vince Young like quivers
    and sudden crying spasms.

  164. BG August 12, 2009 2:02 pm

    Congratulations to Torres and Paredes…proof that good things come to those who work hard!!!

    The very best of good wishes go to Rick Taylor…he was a positive force during his stay here!

  165. g-nalo August 12, 2009 2:05 pm

    g, we just paying customers, but al’s #1 works for hawaiian and if they no fly, she no fly and no get paid. plus if they no fly, he no can come to maui to rest and recuperate.

    ahhh didn’t know that about Al’s #1……

  166. las vegas August 12, 2009 2:09 pm

    Congrats to Corey, Richard AND Reggie!

  167. las vegas August 12, 2009 2:12 pm

    So Al flies for free?
    i.e. a leach on Hawaiian’s bottom line and the entire Island economy as a whole?

  168. JK August 12, 2009 2:13 pm

    Ahhh whitey…you know i agree with you on competition is good and people work hard and i am not disputing that they not get what they deserve but it has to be in reason. I am not 100% sure but if they are one of the highest paid pilot groups in the nation then there is nothing to complain about. I agree to give them something….but let’s not get crazy and hurt the company financially. What about the non-contract workers who do just as much as anyone in the company but get nothing….raises are at the whim of the company and that don’t happen?? All i’m saying is people need to support local companies like Hawaiian whenever possible. Everyone charges for baggage fees…that is the way life is now. Fuel is so volatile that it can change quickly and then what…take away baggage fees and then start charging when they go up….that would look pretty dumb.

    And Hawaiian did step up and provide flights to New Orleans when there weren’t very many ways to get there and that was not an easy thing to do in a short time.

  169. royal crown August 12, 2009 2:20 pm

    Re-Why I think more locals kids will opt for UH

    Having read many articles describing that when the economy goes south,like how it is now, the natural tendencies are for athletes wanting to stay closer to home is a shift that I think will benefit UH.

    With how the recession has an effect on families, some athletes are opting to stay home in helping their parents and siblings.

    Also, I think, with the high cost of traveling and other expenses incurred of having to go to the mainland schools as another factor of why the local athletes wanting to stay home/or come back.

    Another reason, and probably the most important and profound, are that the local kids are seeing and hearing a lot of good things resonating from Manoa. And it’s alluring and they are beginning to gravitate towards it (IMO gradually), for there are facility upgrades, a swelling of fan support, a emphasis on school work, a yearning and support for UH teams to represent well and they can see other aspiring athletes/peers ascending onto the next levels (i.e., MLB, NFL, Olympics).

    Furthermore, they see the current UH athletes, whom are the custodians of many fans and supporters hopes and dreams, being applauded for the small things on message boards (like being on the scout teams, leading off season workouts, doing well in school etc) that this could be aspiring to them, too.

    Also video interviews and the WB show speaks volumes of current UH athletes, with eyes so wide, and excited, and spirited, speaking well of their coaches and teams that it may also add additional influence to the prospective athletes, too. Especially when they note how honest and unified the athletes come across.

    All of the above reasons factor in as to why we are seeing local athletes returning or prospective athletes joining the UH. What shortcoming, or voids, UH had in the past the UH is filling, like the locker room upgrades and athletic field, that not only are they uplifting it’s also perpetuating a spirit and pride in the school that’s becoming attractive to our local kids. The voices, from fans, and from the athletes, likewise, are filled with optimism that are indeed making the local athletes taking notice.

  170. d1島 August 12, 2009 2:21 pm

    las vegas,

    Best wishes to Shadow and Skippy!

  171. las vegas August 12, 2009 2:21 pm

    Last trip to HNL, HA charged me a total of $ 85 for luggage
    and rammed me repeatedly with the food/beverage carts and
    the rock hard armor plated girdles the FA’s wear.
    Not complaining really, I wonder where they sell those girdles
    football team could use them too

  172. Committed Road Warrior August 12, 2009 2:22 pm

    whitey #161:

    Unfortunately, what you’ve written is true.

    They’ve had over two years to figure something out, but it looks like one side or the other has been dragging their feet. In the meantime, the status quo remains (per Railway Labor Act laws).

  173. LizKauai August 12, 2009 2:26 pm

    BG- ok. will stay longer.

    whitey- Kalaheo has passing showers- normal weather. Little bit windy. Waimea was VERY hot last couple of days and nights- no rain but HUMID!

  174. d1島 August 12, 2009 2:28 pm


    It’s the first Saturday of CFB. Like BG says it wouldn’t be hard to get together somewhere with some flat screens, fuud and suds for all-day football!

    (cue it up, SteveM! 😆 )

  175. whitey August 12, 2009 2:28 pm

    JK, understand what you are saying, but that is exactly what management promotes and uses. and just for info, southwest does not charge for the first 2 bags and jet blue does not charge for the 1st bag. baggage charge is used instead of putting in the airfare because management cannot get that money by putting it in your airfare price. just look at air history whenever any airlines wants to rate their rates they have to rescind. also forgot, when you go on an international flight, you do not pay baggage charges for the first 2 bags and both can weigh not more than 70 lbs. how’s them apples?????

  176. d1島 August 12, 2009 2:30 pm

    las vegas,

    I’m assuming KIKU HANA has its own version of “Tina”.

  177. whitey August 12, 2009 2:36 pm

    ideal negotiation would be just the CEO of Hawaiian Air, the pilot’s president, and a person to be the go between. no one else and everything would be recorded. Isn’t that one of the major reason why you hire a CEO and the union elects a president???? during each tenuare, they could get together for coffee, dinner, golf, or attend a company sponsored event to develop an understanding of each other and their organization. ok, like al, nuff said.

  178. J-Dog August 12, 2009 2:36 pm

    good luck to Rick. Head-scratching move, but good luck to him.

  179. whitey August 12, 2009 2:55 pm

    Good luck to Rick Taylor. Thought he could have helped the Warriors this year.

  180. Committed Road Warrior August 12, 2009 2:58 pm

    It’s official.

    I’m in for the Washington State game!

    Does anyone going have an extra ticket for that game? I know I won’t have any issues buying a ticket, but I’d rather sit with the group.

    SteveM, watch out for an e-mail from me.

  181. SteveM August 12, 2009 3:03 pm

    d1島 — re: #176. I think everywhere has their version of Tina. Speaking of which, while my cuz recognizes many Tsai-kos, Tina knows most. Anyone wanting something should see her. Slugger and her family are well connected there. I am only a pesky relative that shows up once in a while 😐

  182. SteveM August 12, 2009 3:08 pm

    Committed Road Warrior — glad you can make the Washington game. Read that you can make the UNLV one too. Please send me your logistical data for both games!

  183. LizKauai August 12, 2009 3:17 pm

    CRW- congrats! Cheer loudly for us guys too!

  184. jm2375 August 12, 2009 3:32 pm

    SteveM –

    I am only a pesky relative that shows up once in a while

    yeah, right. 🙄

  185. las vegas August 12, 2009 3:32 pm

    It’s the mama san from Naha

  186. d1島 August 12, 2009 3:36 pm

    Good Luck to Rick Taylor.

    Mahalo for being a good team member which includes getting the job done in the classroom!

  187. d1島 August 12, 2009 3:37 pm

    las vegas,

    I hope I’m not expected to eat bitter melon! 👿

  188. jojo ® August 12, 2009 3:44 pm

    JM#### re 184, I second that!!!

  189. lava August 12, 2009 3:45 pm

    Good luck to Rick. He may have been a victim of the JUCO recruiting onslaught the last couple of years. The receiver position has definitely become more competitive, with faster, quicker and more athletic guys.

  190. wafan August 12, 2009 3:45 pm

    Even with baggage charges the air fares continue to go up. Most travelers stuff on their handcarried bags and shove them into the overheads. Talk about hazardous! I have seen several bags fall from the compartments barely missing unsuspecting passengers.

    Tack on the additional charge on the ticket.

    Irks me when they claim it is because of the fuel. HA! $25 SEA/HNL and SEA/PDX. Interesting.

  191. las vegas August 12, 2009 3:52 pm

    Mama is from Uchina but she does mostly Yamatonchu

  192. las vegas August 12, 2009 3:54 pm

    lucky they don’t charge you for an extra seat

    Slim persons like myself don’t sweat it

  193. Committed Road Warrior August 12, 2009 4:02 pm


    Sending you an e-mail regarding my UNLV logistics (forgot to put them in my previous e-mail to you).

    Is it too late to RSVP for the Friday Night Get-Together?

  194. wafan August 12, 2009 4:11 pm

    LV . . .

    From what I understand the worst part is forgetting to put up the middle armrest before sitting down in the seats. Is this true?

  195. whitey August 12, 2009 4:11 pm

    las vegas, no laugh. they were seriously considering charging for weight and i don’t mean bag weight.

  196. whitey August 12, 2009 4:13 pm

    warriors are really cranking up practice. ouch, ouch, ouch!!!!!!

  197. whitey August 12, 2009 4:14 pm

    wafan, ST get plenty of experience with overhead bags.

  198. wafan August 12, 2009 4:18 pm

    whitey . . .

    And, things underfoot.

  199. labrat August 12, 2009 4:32 pm

    Congrats to Corey and Richard.

    Good luck to Rick Taylor. Take care.

    Maybe Robert could do for UH what Gaylord use to do after kickoffs.

  200. SJ Bobkins August 12, 2009 4:37 pm

    Good Afternoon ST’sters, I’ll take your rain any day, it was 107 today, still 102 at 7:44 pm.
    I didn’t read every post, so I don’t know if someone has already answered the question about Vince Dooley, I’ll go ahead anyway. He has been the AD at Georgia for maybe 20 years, and before that he was the long term head coach. Mark Richt has been the head coach going into his 9th year, good guy succeeded Dooley, but all of you guys know that. I’ve got a pet peeve I wish someone could shed light on: Why do NFL teams make QB’s number one choices? You look at the guys such as ex-USC QB’s who have been pathetic in the NFL, and there’s Alex Smith at the 49’ers. I’m willing to bet there are as many 2nd round picks starting as 1st rounders. When I was thinking about Georgia, Matthew Stafford came to mind, he was supposed to be the best QB in the draft, but I don’t see it.

  201. wafan August 12, 2009 4:38 pm


  202. wafan August 12, 2009 4:39 pm


  203. wafan August 12, 2009 4:43 pm

    Congratulations to Torres and Parades on their new scholarships.

    Good luck to Taylor.

    Pity the fools who try to mess around with Fonoti’s girl. Yep, that could get uh-gah-lee.

  204. Ralph August 12, 2009 4:44 pm

    Wishing a quick and full recovery for Kevin Bell’s and Kapono Rawlins-Crivello’s ohana. Lots of positive energy for you from the tsaiko family.

  205. SJ Bobkins August 12, 2009 4:45 pm

    I was impressed reading about Kapono Rawlins-Crivello, putting family over football. I hope he gets an exemption. Tell me if I’m off but when a guy transfers within the same conference, he has to stay out of football for 2 years, and he loses 1 year of eligibility, that’s why nobody does it. If Kapona played for two years at that school in west I-dee-ho, he would have two years left minus the one year penalty, so he really only has one year to play, unless he gets the exemption, Right?

  206. las vegas August 12, 2009 5:12 pm

    Well…. just that one time
    almost changed my gender

  207. Kazz August 12, 2009 5:36 pm


    I WANT THAT HAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😈

  208. Kazz August 12, 2009 5:39 pm

    Best of luck to Rick Taylor!

    Must have been a constant uphill battle having to play behind the likes of J-Riv, CJ, Davone, and RGM in your first season and then behind Greg Salas and Malcolm Lane.

    Hopefully his talents will be utilized where he is headed.

  209. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 5:51 pm

    Karl Benson,

    why you gotta take so long fo figure out to give da kid an exemption.

    check da facts. 1. Did da mudda have a serious medical condition, like a heart attack? 2. Did da kid miss school because he went home to take care of da mama?

    an if you affirmed doze questions as true, whats da prolem? he not black? he not white? he not MexTex? he not from Idaho, hanging in toilets at airports?

    whats your problem? you having a problem fighting with yourself?

  210. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 5:53 pm




  211. djmitcho August 12, 2009 5:57 pm

    what is your email address? I have something to send to you.

  212. Kazz August 12, 2009 6:10 pm


    August 12th, 2009 at 11:59 am
    last evening, I attended a dinner meeting and Coach Shoji was the guest speaker who brought Anelli, Kanani, and Emily Maeda.

    Coach gave us a quick run down of the players at all the positions and he is optimistic of having a good 2009 with the goal of being in the final 4 in Florida.

    Each player mentioned family and friends and wanting to play for Hawaii as the main reasons for choosing to remain home. Kanai said they take an active part in talking to “local” propects on why they should stay home.

    I asked Emily how she can accumulate a 4.2 GPA when UH is geared to a 4.0 system. She said, “I got all A’s” and I replied, but that is still a 4.0 to which she replied, “I have no idea”. I’m sure she is in an Honors program. Hey, ST, she is a Rough Rider grad!!!


    This year is a question mark as to how far the Wahine will advance into the NCAA tourney beyond ANOTHER WAC Championship.

    Got some new and needed height upfront with redshirt freshman 6’3″ Brittany Hewitt, true freshman 6’2″ Kristiana Tuaniga, sophomore transfer 6’4″ Alexis Forsythe.

    Also got some more new blood on the outside with sophomore transfer 6’3″ Corrine Cascioppo.

    There was a lot being said about Forsythe and Cascioppo a few months ago, but I haven’t seen them play so I cannot say. I saw Hewitt in action against Nebraska a few months ago for the spring exhibition and she held her own with a few “roofers” (solo blocks).

    To me it will be interesting to see who “wins” the “defensive backcourt” job. It looks like Ka’aihue has a slight edge over Jayme Lee, but that was only evident during that same exhibition game against Nebraska. Clearly Ka’aihue is the stronger server of the two and she can be just as quick as the smaller Lee. Both were plagued with injuries in the past though… Then enter Emily Maeda into the mix, who also saw some good time against Nebraska and she did well also. However, as a redshirt freshman this season, Maeda has time on her side to mature as a player on the Division 1 level as opposed to her “elder” counterparts Lee and Ka’aihue.

    My favorite will be leaving us after this season and I cannot wait for Amber Kaufman to take hold of this team as a senior leader. She is one of the finest female all-around athletes at UH and the fact that I, and many, have seen her wear her emotions on her sleeve is something I admire and respect.

    Another leader, Aneli Cubi-Otineru will have another great year as her serve game will be well-polished. One of the most powerful outside hitters will be a key to how far she can lead the younger Wahine to victory night in and night out.

    Kanani Danielson… what can I say that hasn’t already been said about this future UH Circle of Honor inductee? She raised a lot of eyebrows last season and the weight of expectations will be heavier this season, but she’ll be fine provided she can remain 100%. Hope her ankle and hand/thumb injuries from last season are nothing but distant memories.

    At setter I don’t think much will change as Dani Mafua will be the front runner with Stephanie Brandt getting her share of the setting duties as Coach Shoji sees fit with regards to the rotation. Brandt, I have always felt, is one of the “un-sung” leaders on this team and I mean that from a fan perspective. She has to be one of the better “defensive” players on the team and one of the best pure athletes as well. Her senior year will be based on what she will be able to do with the time she will have during matches.

    Who can replace Jamie Houston? Seriously? When Houston was on her game, everything was like breathing to her on the court. But provided Stephanie Ferrell is 100% coming into camp, we might just be ok for years to come! 😉 Ferrell’s 2008 season started out great with key kills against then #9 Washington in that come-from-behind win. Her play was not as consistent as we hoped for, but then again her opportunities to perform had to come AFTER Houston. Ferrell has the power to be dominating on the outside and if she can make her own mark, she’ll have a great 3 years at UH.

    In closing, one statistic always seemed to stand out to me when I was at the games over the past few seasons. Whenever I’d look up at the scoreboard, we’d be getting outworked when it came to blocks. I am FAR from being a volleyball expert when it comes to the X’s and O’s, but with the new and TALL blood coming into UH as I mentioned earlier, maybe that too will be a thing of the past.

  213. lava August 12, 2009 6:13 pm

    Colt to play tomorrow. Anywhere to catch the game locally?

  214. Kazz August 12, 2009 6:14 pm

    Speaking of Wahine Volleyball…

    As ST mentioned about a month ago, the University of Hawai`i is conducting the “Serving Up 1,000” fundraiser to commemorate the milestone that Dave Shoji, head women’s volleyball coach, is on the verge of achieving. Entering the 2009 season, Coach Shoji, who is in his 35th year at the UH helm, is 16 wins shy of reaching 1,000 career wins and becoming just the second coach in NCAA history to ever reach the 1,000-victory plateau.

    The University of Hawaii wants to recognize this tremendous achievement by matching each one of Coach Shoji’s 1,000 victories with 1,000 donations. You can make your donation online. In recognition of your gift (which is tax deductible), a paper volleyball bearing your name will be displayed in the Stan Sheriff Center concourse. Your name will also be posted on the UH website at the conclusion of the fundraiser.


  215. Kazz August 12, 2009 6:21 pm


    Dey u go! Nice to see practice in person where the fans can make their own individual opinions based on things happening in front of them.

    That way all the other assumed crap from others far away from the action is just as futile as carrying internal angst when one is unable to live vicariously through their children after they too cannot cut it at the college level of football.

  216. Slugger August 12, 2009 6:34 pm

    ST ~

    Saw you on the field at practice.

    Can’t tell y’all much since I don’t know much about football details. Saw Kahai in drills. He has a build like his Dad, good ting not like Nalani. 🙂

    Why was Billy Ray running around the perimeter of the field with a football?

    Nice to be able to sit on the bleachers.

  217. Ralph August 12, 2009 6:36 pm

    Mitch sent you my email through facebook message

  218. A-House August 12, 2009 6:45 pm


    Billy Ray hurt his foot/leg and cannot practice.

  219. A-House August 12, 2009 6:50 pm


    your #214 – tried to make a donation, but the “system” would not accept my donation unless I filled out the credit card info including the 3 digit secret/security code in the back of the card.

    no, no, no – anyone who does that and someone decides to “borrow” your credit can do so with any “call-in” purchase and can pass the security by providing that “secret code number”.

    makes you wonder why some “brilliant” person who created the “fill in the blank” would make it mandatory to give out such sensitive info.

    bottom line – no donation!!!

  220. A-House August 12, 2009 6:54 pm


    Coach Shoji mentioned the 2 tall trees and said he tried to recruit them out of high school, but both slacked off during their senior year and were academically ineligible – both are best friends who went to different JCs and both ended up in Hawaii.

    Coach did say that they do need some work before they can really contribute. Hope they are fast learners and stay healthy.

    Also, Emily Maeda is hurt and her return to the court is uncertain although I did see her near the net during Channel 7 sports tonight at 6pm.

  221. Kazz August 12, 2009 6:58 pm


    Koa Anuenue’s website is site secure. I do a lot of shopping online and I’ve never had issues. Just as long as that little yellow “lock” icon is on the bottom right side of the website it’s 99.9% safe.

    I have monthly deductions coming out of my checking account to the UH foundation and I provided the same info with no issues.

  222. SoGood August 12, 2009 7:01 pm

    Sad to hear Rick Taylor is transferring. I really wanted to see him get some PT.

    haven’t been on here in a lllloooonnnngggg time. glad it’s still going strong.

  223. Kazz August 12, 2009 7:02 pm


    I’ll try to post a recap for our mainland Tsaikos.

  224. Kazz August 12, 2009 7:04 pm


    August 12th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    haven’t been on here in a lllloooonnnngggg time. glad it’s still going strong.

    Oh yeah… the REAL UH fans will always keep things going! 😎

  225. Garret August 12, 2009 7:07 pm

    Best wishes to Rick Taylor.

  226. Garret August 12, 2009 7:09 pm

    Texas is adding something to their helmet this season to support the troops, something Mack Brown came up with after he returned from his trip to the Middle East.

    “When I got back from our trip to visit the troops in Germany and in the Middle East late last spring, we started thinking about what we could do to show our support for them,” Brown said in a statement. “One of the things the other coaches and I realized on our trip was the number of lives that are touched, not just those of our service men and women, but the families who are left here at home while they fight for us. …

    “That’s why, this year, our players will respectfully wear a small yellow ribbon on the back of their helmets. Those men and women over there risk their lives daily to fight for our freedom, so that we can enjoy playing a game like football. They don’t get ‘days off,’ so the ribbon is a symbol for them.”

  227. Garret August 12, 2009 7:13 pm

    North Carolina players will be taking a very interesting pill before practice–if this works, this might be a good way to monitor the health of the players and prevent deaths due to practices in extreme heat/humidity.

    They handed him a pill containing a battery, thermometer and radio transmitter and told him it would lodge in his intestine, where it would stick around for one to two days to measure his core body heat.

    Burney and 17 other Tar Heel football players began sweating out data that will be used later this season to help determine whether higher body temperatures increase the possibility of concussions. UNC’s coaches also plan to use the data to better regulate drills during practice and during games in heat that often reaches the high 90s through the early stretch of fall games.

    “That allows us to monitor as coaches, ‘How long to we want to do that particular type of drill?'” coach Butch Davis said. “What’s appropriate for a receiver might not be appropriate for an offensive lineman. So I think it’s brilliant.”

  228. Slugger August 12, 2009 7:21 pm


    Thanks for the elucidation. He did point to his R foot when talking to someone on the field.

    He, Alex Green & ?? were working on resistance training for shoulders (?) w/ elastic bands clipped to the fence. Reminded me of some PT exercises I was given, except I was using weenie bands.

    Just have to say…Rodney Bradley! Royce Pollard! Kealoha Pilares!

    I got Brian Blumberg’s nickname wrong. It’s “Frodo.” He & Scott Enos were making their field goals all the way to the 35 yd. line.

  229. SoGood August 12, 2009 7:23 pm

    No doubt Kazz.

  230. bstunna2002 August 12, 2009 7:25 pm

    does anyone know what time next tuesday’s practice is at?

  231. Garret August 12, 2009 7:27 pm

    Many other football teams have already started using this pill.

    The CorTemp pill — a white, silicone-coated capsule big enough “that it feels like you’re swallowing a gummy bear,” according to offensive lineman Alan Pelc — was originally developed by NASA to measure astronauts’ body temperature in space. But over the last six years, scores of football teams — including those at Duke, Virginia Tech, Texas, the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles — have used the $40-per-pop doses to better learn how to beat the heat on the field.

  232. Garret August 12, 2009 7:29 pm

    Lori is absolutely killing me in scrabble (#$%@ 7 letter words)…at least I can blog when it is her turn.

  233. Garret August 12, 2009 7:30 pm

    Bess was the only punt returner candidate for Miami that was able to complete this drill successfully.

    One such drills involved punt returns. Davone Bess, Ted Ginn Jr. and rookie Chris Williams began the drill with a ball in their hands. While Brandon Fields’ punt hung in the air, they were told to flip the ball to a coach, catch the punt, then catch the other ball when the coach flipped it back.

    Ginn and Williams each messed up once, Ginn losing control of the ball in his hands when he went to flip it and Williams muffing a punt.

  234. Garret August 12, 2009 7:31 pm

    Analysis about why Bess is beating out Ginn for the punt returner job even though Ginn was drafted so high partially for his return skills.

    1. Ted Ginn Jr.’s problems with punt returns are simply baffling.

    When the Dolphins drafted Ginn with the No. 9 pick, Cam Cameron famously was booed as he discussed drafting Ginn’s family and his value as a return man.

    Sure, Ginn isn’t Devin Hester. Who is?

    But Ginn rarely looks capable of handling the job. On Tuesday, Ginn dropped a punt, which is nothing new for him in the NFL.
    Considering he set a Big Ten record with six TDs on punt returns, Ginn was expected to be a weapon in the return game, especially on punts.

    While he’s shown flashes of brilliance, he makes too many concentration lapses to earn Tony Sparano’s trust.

    Last season, many questioned the wisdom of replacing Ginn with Davone Bess. But unlike Ginn, Bess handles the ball cleanly, drops nothing and head up field fearlessly.

  235. homey ℞ August 12, 2009 7:47 pm

    Anyone going to the grand opening of Rainbowtique in downtown?

  236. Garret August 12, 2009 7:47 pm

    Samson’s coach seemed to indicate today that their starting center position wasn’t set yet.

    Is Samson Satele struggling at center? Satele pretty much walked into the starting job when the Raiders traded for him March 23. He has taken virtually all of the first-team repetitions at center during training camp, relegating John Wade to the backup role.

    But when he was asked about position battles this morning, coach Tom Cable had this reply: “I think you’d have to start with the two quarterbacks, Gradkowski and Frye. I think there’s a good battle. The center position, at linebacker, and then obviously in the secondary. Just making sure that the right guys are where they need to be in terms of what we’re doing at safety, left corner and all of that.”

    But center? That’s a new one. True, Satele hasn’t exactly dominated the Raiders’ defensive line during camp. But he has run with the No. 1s the whole time. It will interesting to see whether Wade starts getting first-team reps, or whether Cable was simply trying to light a fire under Satele.

  237. Garret August 12, 2009 7:50 pm

    Bess is looking forward to seeing his Madden rating go up. Considering last season he was an unproven rookie free agent and he enters this season after an excellent rookie year, his video game stats should definitely be decent now.

    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess already has his copy reserved.

    “Have to,” Bess said. “New players, obviously. Your ratings go up from the prior year. I mean it’s been the thing to do since we were kids.”

  238. Kazz August 12, 2009 7:50 pm

    08/12/2009 Leahey and Leahey w/Jim Donovan Recap.

    (UH-related topics)

    -Pops opens up talking about Malcolm Lane and calls him “the man” and questions his red-shirt decision and says that the team will lose a “leader”. Kanoa agrees it will be a loss as well and feels Malcolm Lane is giving off a “dis-interested” vibe with regards to the team and feels just as confused about Lane’s decision to redshirt.

    ***Note*** Like me, Jim Leahey watched the highlights of the BJ Penn fight and refused to pay the PPV cost or watch the entire event… Jim Leahey ain’t comin around to the MMA fad and neither am I… 😎

    -Pops brings up to Jim Donovan, all the things that he’s had to deal with since he came aboard (Coach Mack slur, Wahine Basketball coaching controversy, $$$ issues, etc…). Pops then brings up the coaches possibly giving up percentages of their salaries. JD mentions that “most likely” the coaches will be verbally asked to participate in the cuts. JD stresses that no one at UHAD has officially asked the coaches to participate in salary cuts. Donovan mentions that other WAC members are worse than us in that some other WAC schools have cut 48% out of their budget.

    -Kanoa asks JD about how close UH is to cutting a sport. JD says “not close”. JD mentions that the sports that could be cut don’t cost that much to run anyway.

    -Pops mentions the importance and emphasis of “winning” on the individual coaches. JD says being a coach is a tough job and that the reality is that the performance is what it is all about and more important now considering the economy. JD says that UH athletics can carry the entire state when programs are successful and points out how the 2007 Sugar Bowl year was THE news of the year and everyone was “lifted” positively from it.

    -Kanoa brings up the Coach Mack controversy. JD again mentions that Coach Mack is a good person and that everyone is going to move on and learn from it. JD says that he is proud of the way the athletic department and the university handled the situation.

    -Pops asks JD what he and Coach Mack was doing in Japan. JD says that they were figuring out how they can get a Japanese national to sign with UH football to draw Japanese visitors to attend UH football games when they visit Hawaii.

    -Pops asks what is the best thing that has happened to JD since he became AD. JD mentions improvments in the academics of athletes and how 93% of the UH athletes graduated. JD mentions that next goal is a 65-70% rate of how many UH programs enter post season play.

    -JD says the worse thing thus far has been the budget.

    -Kanoa talks about the future and asks JD how nervous JD is entering a new sports season. JD says he is “anxious” and mentions positive outlooks with Wahine volleyball and soccer and then mentions UH football as another reason for UH fans to be excited.

  239. Garret August 12, 2009 7:51 pm

    Feature article on the “Cult of Colt”.

    Colt Brennan, everyone’s favorite Hawaiian (at least since the cancellation of Magnum P.I.), is currently third on the depth chart behind Todd Collins. But a hot camp and a strong showing in the pre-season games could switch things around.

    Colt was the darling of last year’s camp, throwing three TDs and zero INTs in the pre-season games — against third- and fourth-string players, mostly. Nevertheless, the performance was enough to earn him a cult following. You could hardly listen to a Skins call-in show without having someone yammering on about how Campbell’s a bum and what the team really needed was some Hawaiian Punch.

  240. Kazz August 12, 2009 7:52 pm

    homey ℞:

    August 12th, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    Anyone going to the grand opening of Rainbowtique in downtown?

    Homey, no can…

    P.S. save some UA merch for me ok? 😉

  241. bighilofan2 August 12, 2009 7:56 pm

    so, how wuz da practice? do da oline guyz looks like day belongin?

  242. Slugger August 12, 2009 8:24 pm


    I went to afternoon practice. Can’t give you much info on the oline. Maybe ST can fill you in.

  243. lava August 12, 2009 8:25 pm

    I think the O-line is going to be better, and for lots of reasons. I think they’ll have better coaching. I think the line has a better idea of their roles and what precisely is expected of them. I think all the guys would like us to make us forget last year. I think Alexander is much more comfortable, and will be making decisions faster. I think as the line plays more with Alexander, they’ll be better able to make adjustments. I think the receivers will be more dangerous in their patterns, so that should keep the defenses honest. I also think the running game will improve with either a healthy Leon or Alex Green, so I think that too will keep the the defenses honest.

    I’ll feel even better if I knew the line could effectively run a hurry-up, but there is still time.

  244. lava August 12, 2009 8:28 pm

    Anyone know if Colt’s game can be seen locally tomorrow?

  245. COLT SPEAK:

    “What’s up everyone? I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to update you the last few days. We have kind of come to the end of training camp and are getting into game mode. We’ve pushed through some two-a-day practices lately and have installed our game plan for Baltimore. Things will be flying tomorrow, everyone knows how good Baltimore is and there are some big expectations for us. I’m getting ready and trying to get comfortable; it’s crazy what a difference a year makes. The one thing that I know is no matter what I did in the preseason last year or this year in training camp, it all starts over for me tomorrow night – Game on!!
    5:09 PM EST on August 12, 2009”

  246. BG August 12, 2009 8:35 pm


    Mahalo for all the great posts…especially about the Wahine VB. Wow! Impressive!

  247. lava- we’ll have to scan the net for a stream come gametime. NFL Network has a delay showing on Friday.

  248. Kazz, thanks so much for the L&L Show recap!

  249. A-House August 12, 2009 8:45 pm


    unfortunately for me, last year, within 8 hours after I had used my credit card at Downtown Longs, I get a call from my credit card company asking me to verify a transaction to pay a Mobi account and I tell them no way – use only Verizon!

    with the UH system, your info is available 24/7 for anyone to use without your authorization.

    guess whenever I decide to donate, I will write a check.

  250. BG August 12, 2009 8:45 pm


    Really appreciate your Colt-links!!! Is it true that you don’t need to sleep?!!!

  251. BG August 12, 2009 8:51 pm

    And a really BIG thank-you to Garret for all his news searching to keep the Tsaiko Nation well rounded…himmm…maybe that’s being redundant when talking about Tsaikos! hehehe

  252. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:11 pm

    Re: Colt TV –

    Try (Put the www. in front). Right now, the viewing “guide” says the game will be on at 7:30pm EST. I think it’s EDT.

    The other source is (Again add the www. in front). I’ve had good success w/ those sources. Often, they get cut off, but you have to hunt around for someone “sharing” the feed. 🙄

  253. royal crown August 12, 2009 9:12 pm

    NFL – Washington at Baltimore 7:30PM EST 8/13

  254. Garret August 12, 2009 9:14 pm

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

    The Chevy Volt may get 230 miles per gallon in city driving–the Volt could really be an important car for GM if it can become a huge seller and lead to a line of plug-in cars.

  255. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:14 pm

    Re: Kapono –

    Sounds like he WILL play as a Warrior!!! Good for him (and us). 😀 The question is whether he has to sit and have only on year, or if he still has two to play. He RS his first year in spud-land. Main thing is he’s there for his family and helps his mom get back to 100%! 😀

  256. Garret August 12, 2009 9:14 pm

    The world’s population is projected to reach 7 billion people soon.

  257. Garret August 12, 2009 9:15 pm

    Yawning in court resulted in a 6-month jail sentence in Chicago! Witnesses disagree whether or not the yawn was “outrageous”, but the man has already been in jail 21 days.

  258. Garret August 12, 2009 9:15 pm

    Woman fell in love with a theme park ride when she was 13, and now she is 33 and saying that she will marry the ride.

  259. Garret August 12, 2009 9:16 pm

    Free play links pau.

  260. Garret August 12, 2009 9:17 pm

    One of the free play links is awaiting moderation because of a word in the URL. So, here is an alternative free play link.

    Human testing has begun in the US for the swine flu vaccine.

  261. Dirty Commish August 12, 2009 9:18 pm

    To the dirtbag Cubs fan that threw a beer at our boy Shane Victorino in the outfield… you better not be planning any trips to the islands, cuz. Get some Hawaiian style justice waiting for you.

  262. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:29 pm

    Congratulations to Richard Torres & Corey Paredes on earning their scholarships! 😀

    Best wishes to Rick Taylor! Hope you get your PT and Masters! 😀

    Kevin Bell – Spend the time with your ‘ohana! We’ll be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. And we’ll be waiting for your return! We can always use help kicking some WAC ‘okole! 😆

  263. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:33 pm

    Oh…. and speaking of WAC ‘okoles….

    It’s really unfortunate that the other piece of the puzzle Re: Mr. Rawlins-Crivello falls within the auspices of that Blue-Donkey loving representative…. otherwise better know as WAC “constipation”. 😈

  264. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:34 pm

    Oops…. I mean commissioner…. 😈

  265. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:35 pm

    Where’s Ralph? 🙄

  266. Kazz August 12, 2009 9:36 pm

    Dirty Commish:

    August 12th, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    To the dirtbag Cubs fan that threw a beer at our boy Shane Victorino in the outfield… you better not be planning any trips to the islands, cuz. Get some Hawaiian style justice waiting for you.

    He’s a Cubs fan… I think he’s punished enough as it is… 😳

  267. roygbivs [Terence] August 12, 2009 9:41 pm

    Awww… all this time here and we didn’t get chance to see Rick Taylor play. Hard luck, but I got a chance to meet his dad. What a great person and an excellent coach!

    Good Luck Rick! Mahalo.

  268. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:46 pm

    Hey – local TV (for me) will be showing the ‘boys vs. Raiders – taped delayed. Tough choice! I’ll be rooting for Samson and McBriar. I’d also like to see a MMA match between Mr. Davis, and Mr. Jones – might make for a good pregame or halftime show! 😀

  269. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:49 pm

    Hey – SJ Bobkins!!!

    Okay just being a little silly – but every time you post, I think of Bilbo Baggins! Heheheh…. 😆

  270. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:56 pm

    bstunna2002 – You asked about next weeks practices?

    ST published that earlier:

    Training camp schedule (remaining dates):

    Thursday, Aug. 13 — 8:30a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    Friday, Aug.14 —8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 15 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    Monday, Aug. 17 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; 3:30 p.m. to 4:50 a.m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 18 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
    Wednesday, Aug. 19 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; 3 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 20 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
    Friday, Aug. 21 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 22 — 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Of course, I don’t know if there have been any modifications since then. 🙄

    ★ ★ ★ Go WARRIORS!!! ★ ★ ★

  271. Shannon August 12, 2009 9:58 pm

    Best of luck to Rick Taylor! Met him at the ‘Jazz Club’ in NOLA…nice guy…and his g/f was HOT! lol…Aaron Brown looks pretty solid… I like the combo of Brown & Mana Silva @ safeties…

  272. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 9:59 pm

    Kazz – You still have room in your closet for more UA stuff? 🙄 😆

    Hmmmmm…. I wonder if A-house is still walking around downtown looking for Rainbowtique? 😯 😀

  273. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:02 pm

    Hey Shannon, & roygbivs [Terence]! I’m sure there’s a story behind the “[Terence]”….. 😆

  274. Shannon August 12, 2009 10:04 pm

    808… I no undastand…? enlighten me 🙂

  275. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:09 pm

    Hey – did you guys post anything about Reagan Mauia signing with the Cards? He’s now their 3rd FB. I hope he sticks and gets some PT. He’s listed as a 3rd yr player – but I don’t know if he has that much time on the “clock”. Yeah for Reagan! 😆

  276. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:12 pm

    😳 Sorry about that.

    Hi Shannon! Howzit! 😀

    Hi roygbivs [Terence]! I’m curious about the “[Terence]” part of your nickname/handle. 😐 😀

  277. Ralph August 12, 2009 10:13 pm

    I’m here Brew, how come you didn’t say hello, only, “where’s Ralph”

  278. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:14 pm

    raiders 🙄

  279. Ralph August 12, 2009 10:17 pm

    How come the NFL doesn’t televise more games that we can view? Can’t see the Raiders or the Redskins, I’m not into streaming and searching the computer for outlets.

  280. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:18 pm

    Shannon – did the Mrs. ever forgive you for N’awlins? 😆

  281. Shannon August 12, 2009 10:19 pm

    so…who’s gonna go Vegas?

  282. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:20 pm

    ….old dogs….new tricks…. 😀

    Nah… it’s only the raiders 🙄

  283. Shannon August 12, 2009 10:20 pm

    I guess… I’m going Vegas in Sep. …:)

  284. Shannon August 12, 2009 10:22 pm

    Brew, you going Vegas too right?

  285. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:23 pm

    Shannon – Check out SteveM‘s website:

    Rich2176 purchased a block of 220 tickets – and there are quite of few other Tsaikos with other arrangements attending. Will you be there? 😀

  286. Shannon August 12, 2009 10:25 pm

    Yeah, I’m mailing out my check to Rich tomorrow… got 10 tix from him. I’ll update on SteveM’s site rite now…

  287. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:25 pm

    Hey Ralph – Do you ever get off the rock? Okay, outer isles no count. 😯

  288. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:26 pm

    Who’s “Brew”? I’m βρεω…. 🙄

  289. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:30 pm

    10 tickets! Wow! That Rich dude is awesome huh? He get’s all the “greenies” he wants! (I don’t think his “warden” will be attending this time….) 😀

  290. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:34 pm


    Ralph…… Hhooooowwwwwww yyyooooooouuuuussssseeee???? 😆

  291. Shannon August 12, 2009 10:34 pm

    just emailed SteveM… Anyone know if theres gonna be a “pre-game party” like they did last time in 2007 @ VooDoo lounge in the Rio?

  292. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:35 pm

    I think I scared everybody away. I’m good at that. 🙄 Me crash…. 😐

  293. Shannon August 12, 2009 10:36 pm


  294. βρεω808 August 12, 2009 10:39 pm

    Shannon – you got to check out SteveM‘s website:

    The Friday night Dinner & Karaoke Call will be at Kiku Hana. Dinner at 6:30.

    Tentative Saturday Tailgate restaurant is Cici’s Pizza (buffet) Maryland/Silverado. $8 per person.

    Sunday “Splash-Gate” poolside BBQ at Kekoa’s Condo (World Mark). More details below when available.

  295. Ralph August 12, 2009 10:54 pm

    hey! i never noticed your call sign as Bpew, easy to see Brew and more logical for someone who lift and toast the green bottle

  296. Kekoa August 12, 2009 11:01 pm

    Shannon ~ Here is your personal invite to the Sunday “Splash-Gate” BBQ at my place. Please check SteveM’s site for details & directions.

  297. Maynard G. Krebs August 12, 2009 11:05 pm

    KAZZ: thanks for the L&L summary – always good to see in writing even though I might have seen it. Now if we could prevail on you to do a summation of the WB TV interviews that the Princess and ST do on Tuesdays (hint, hint)

  298. Ralph August 12, 2009 11:08 pm

    leahy and leahy rerun at 11:30 tonight on KHET

  299. jm2375 August 12, 2009 11:29 pm

    Kekoa – where da email? you pordagee, you wen forget!

    BTW, wish I had my camera, but we went to the beach in Barcelona and the car parked in front of us was not parked close to the curb. The license plate was from Portugal. 🙂

  300. jm2375 August 12, 2009 11:32 pm

    where’d everybody go.


  301. jm2375 August 12, 2009 11:37 pm

    oyasumina-tsai. hasta manana.

  302. Kekoa (iPhone) August 12, 2009 11:56 pm

    Aiyah! Try wait.

  303. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 13, 2009 12:04 am

    Returning to Monday’s blog about football terminology: I know about Football For Dummies, but unplanned-for expenses mean discretionary expenditures such as buying a book on football basics or attending a football spectator clinic in order to understand the game better have to be put aside for a few months. Just repairing the jimmied lock on our car which someone broke into it last week in Costco’s parking lot cost $226.76.

    I did try to borrow a copy of Football For Dummies from the library during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, but the reserved list for both years had so many names on it that it would have been well into February of the following year before my name would come to the top.

    When I tried to check out a copy of the book this past weekend, the only one at that particular branch was damaged. I am not sure how many other copies are currently available in the system anymore although at one time there were well over a dozen.

    If a lot of them are damaged, I doubt that replacements would be high on the library system’s purchase list given the budgetary constraints all state agencies & departments are facing. Will check after the Manoa Makeover workday on Saturday.

    That’s why I really appreciate it when folks like Jason, Garret and BG answer my questions. By doing so, they encourage others to ask questions as well. That’s one of the things that makes this blog different – that it isn’t necessary to be an expert on football to take part.

    CHANGE OF SUBJECT: Once again there’ll be recycling services at the home game T-Gates. The bin(s) will be set out no later than 11 am and all the recyclables – including donations brought from home – will be picked up during the breakdown an hour or so before the opening ceremonies. More details forthcoming.

    ALL of the redemption fee donations will be made on behalf of the Tsai-kos & will be distributed within 48 – 72 hours of each T-Gate. Mahalo in advance for supporting these athletic programs.

    Friday, September 4: CENTRAL ARKANSAS, Dole Middle School’s Cross-Country Program

    Saturday, October 10: FRESNO STATE, Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance

    Saturday, October 24: BOISE STATE, “Serving Up 1,000” Fundraiser honoring Coach Shoji’s 1,000 wins

    Saturday, November 7: UTAH STATE, Dole Middle School’s Cross-Country Program

    Saturday, November 14: NEW MEXICO STATE, Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance

    Saturday, November 28: NAVY, Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program – Men’s Sports

    Saturday, December 5, WISCONSIN, Hawaii High School Athletic Association SAVE OUR SPORTS Fund

  304. Coqui poke August 13, 2009 12:22 am

    I feel for you. Go to this site. Read up on the football terminology. Hope it helps. Hope your puter is okay.

  305. al August 13, 2009 12:44 am

    kekoa….are you sitting around waiting for the new post?

  306. no new post… hmmm…
    time to hit the sack.
    Nitey Nite!

  307. bighilofan2 August 13, 2009 4:09 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Ralph, hiya doin.

    Kazz, thanks for the info.

    LizK, hiya sista.

    Kekoa, thanks for the afta party.

    lava, thanks for the encouragement about our offense.

    an sure hope Mana and Brown play big time this year!

    Go Warriors.

  308. bighilofan2 August 13, 2009 4:43 am

    it seems like we’re I’m kinda countin on da offense to keep us in the game, give the defense time to adjust.
    meanin, gotta practice da hurry up an no huddle offensive schemes so da guyz have betta chances of pullin dem off successfully.
    meanin, gotta practice makin fasta decisions, gettin da playz in fasta frum da sidelines, gettin coach to make fasta decisions.

    how you tink we doin in dat area? 😀

  309. bighilofan2 August 13, 2009 5:30 am

    Looking foward to watching Chizzy play!


  310. bighilofan2 August 13, 2009 5:38 am

    lolokin foward to watchin today’s game. no like bachi
    CB5, but plenny good vibes. 😀

  311. Bulla August 13, 2009 5:56 am

    everyone be safe on this soggy day 🙂 looks like more rain, but roads are wet and beretania is closed 🙁 because of a gas leak….no cc’s this morning i know about, so it must be legitimate, haha

  312. whitey August 13, 2009 5:59 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  313. d1島 August 13, 2009 6:00 am

    Great Morning All!

    22 days until FOOTBALL!

  314. d1島 August 13, 2009 6:01 am

    Hoping that Pauoa Boy is doing okay. Been a while since we heard from dat buggah… 🙄

  315. bighilofan2 August 13, 2009 6:02 am

    Good morning bulla, whitey, D1.

    GREAT article ST! those 2 are deserving. liked how coach talks about taking care of our own.

  316. Garret August 13, 2009 6:11 am

    Women’s boxing will be a sport at the next Summer Olympics.

    Women’s boxing will be included at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the president of the International Olympic Committee announced Thursday.

    A men’s class will likely be axed to make room for three women’s weight categories at London 2012, the UK Press Association reported.

    Women will compete in the flyweight 48-51kg class, lightweight 56-60kg and middleweight 69-75kg, the agency said.

  317. bighilofan2 August 13, 2009 6:12 am

    Don’t be surprised if the honeybears come with an attitude. they got 15 players 1st team dis an dat, and samoa on second team. 22 days till we give dat Clint Conque an his Central Arkansas hillybillyz sum cracks! 😀

  318. Garret August 13, 2009 6:15 am

    Our Maui Tsaikos might be interested to know that Sprint will be offering mobile WiMAX service on Maui by the end of this year. This should reduce the price of high-speed internet access on Maui (competition is always good for the consumer).

    Even more interesting to me is that the same equipment will be used in Maui and Oahu, so it is possible that laptops with Clearwire or Sprint service would get internet access on both islands.

  319. Garret August 13, 2009 6:16 am

    The UH Foundation added two new members to their Board. One of the new Board members played football for UH and at least some people here will remember him.

    The University of Hawai‘i Foundation has elected Michael Tresler and Brandt Farias to its Board of Trustees.

    Michael Tresler is the Senior Vice President of Grove Farm Company, Inc. headquartered in Lihue. He joined the company in 2007 as vice president. Previously he served as Kaua‘i County’s finance director. Prior to that, he worked as director of finance for the American Heart Association, Hawai‘i chapter.

    Tresler earned a BBA ’91 in accounting from UH Mānoa and is a certified public accountant. He played football for UH Mānoa from 1987-90. Currently Tresler is a coach for the Kaua‘i High School football team and serves on the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative’s nominating committee. He has also served as the Kaua‘i Police Activities League (KPAL) president since 2007. His other affiliations have included the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce and the Kaua‘i Economic Development Board’s renewable energy committee.

  320. Garret August 13, 2009 6:20 am

    The NCAA is thinking about making is a LOT more expensive to move up to D-I. Going from $15,000 to $1 million is a huge price increase!

    Schools eyeing a jump to NCAA Division I might have to dig deeper into their pockets.

    The NCAA is weighing a number of new conditions to join its richest, highest-profile division, including an application fee of as much as $1 million. Reclassifying schools now pay $15,000.

  321. d1島 August 13, 2009 6:23 am

    Nice read by “Ferd” this morning.

    I like Coach Tormey’s outlook: Big time is where you are.

    Hope his efforts pay off big time for the team this season.

  322. jm2375 August 13, 2009 6:23 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Guessing ST will put up a new post after practice?

    Congrats to Torres and Paredes. Your hard work paid off!!

    Congrats to Mike Tresler, one half of that dynamic duo, along with Mento Maeva. I loved watching them play.

  323. d1島 August 13, 2009 6:23 am

    😳 look at the time!


  324. Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Rain, at last!


  325. New post is up!

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