Konrath will transfer

Defensive end Kevin Konrath said he is requesting a release from his football scholarship. Konrath said he wishes to transfer, although he has not decided on a destination.
“It’s a lot of things,” said Konrath, who redshirted as a freshman last season. “I don’t want to finger-point things.”

Konrath, who was raised in Chicago, said he enjoyed his time at UH. He said he also wants to leave on a good note.
Konrath said he will take a summer-school class to ensure that he has at least a 2.6 cumulative grade-point average. That is the minimum GPA Konrath needs to exit without UH incurring an APR penalty.
“I want to leave the program in good standing,” Konrath said. “I want them to be able to use my scholarship.”

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Defensive tackle Fale Laeli, who did not participate in spring training while recovering from knee surgery, is at full strength.


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There are no concerns about the other No. 1 defensive tackle, Keala Watson.


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And freshman Vaughn Meatoga is ready to step into the defensive tackle rotation:


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Despite a busy schedule — he works two jobs — wideout Dylan Linker manages to find time for weight training. That’s cornerback Jameel Dowling in the background:



  1. al June 18, 2008 1:04 am


  2. al June 18, 2008 1:06 am

    well its too bad konrath is leaving. but, hey everyone has to be comfortable with their own decisions.

    my hats off to him for wanting to leave on a good note. it is important these days not to burn any bridges behind you.

    best of luck!

  3. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 1:09 am

    Yep. And it’s good to make a decision early in a career. He’s young enough that he can go somewhere and have a nice career.

  4. al June 18, 2008 1:14 am

    i know its early but, what is the latest buzz on the recruiting trail?

  5. Ralph June 18, 2008 1:18 am

    losing our future….from Alabama, Arkansas and now Illinois…what’s happening! aren’t these players JR’s recruits? Was Mac’s all positions open for competition really open to give the young guys a chance to show what they got

  6. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 1:19 am

    You’re right. It’s early.
    The big fish aren’t committing now.

  7. Ralph June 18, 2008 1:19 am

    took me 8 minutes from the time I saw new post at 1:03 before the blog let me refresh to the new post…long loading or freezes!

  8. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 1:23 am

    There’s a lot of competition at defensive end.
    The two No. 1s, John Fonoti and David Veikune, are very good.
    I think Elliott Purcell is going to be very good.
    And I like Alasi Toilolo.
    Don’t forget Cameron Allen-Jones and C.J. Allen-Jones.

  9. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 1:27 am

    I forgot about Victor Clore, Tua Mahaley and Bo Montgomery.

  10. HiFlyer June 18, 2008 1:55 am

    ST, are these pictures from the New camera or are you still using the old one?

  11. Lua Tuiasosopo June 18, 2008 2:46 am

    Heyyyyyy Stephen…who’s the kid in the red shorts and black tshirt holding the bag for Keith Ah Soon????? You already forgot his name???? Let me refresh your memory….Yup…dats my BABY….Freshman Offensive Lineman Tuiatua Kerisiano Tuiasosopo!!! DON’T FORGET that name Stephen…’cause I promise you…he won’t let anyone forget!!!

    GO BOWS!!! Hubby is a little sentimental!!! lol lol lol…GO WARRIORS!!!!

  12. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 4:58 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Mrs. T,
    saw your post on last nite’s blog and this morning’s reminder. I cannot wait to see Tui in the games. You have every right to be proud of your son!!! For da dad, from yesteryear hi atop nosebleed heaven in yellow section CC: GO BOWS! 😀


  13. Garret June 18, 2008 5:02 am

    UH was mentioned in an article about Florida’s budget.

    Florida’s University Athletic Association board approved an $84 million budget for 2008-09 at its meeting Monday afternoon. Although much of the figures don’t matter to the fans, here are a few tidbits found in the budget materials…

    **UF will pay a $600,000 guarantee to Hawaii for its Aug. 30 game against the Warriors and $450,000 to the Citadel for the Nov. 22 game. Those are one-time deals. UF will pay $400,000 to Miami when it visits Nov. 6 but likely will receive that money back when it visits South Florida in 2013. The Gators also will receive $500,000 to travel to Tallahassee, the normal bounty for the road team in the UF-FSU series.

  14. Garret June 18, 2008 5:03 am

    Hi Lua! It is great to see proud Warrior parents on the blog! I wish your son well and am sure that he will represent your family and the Warriors well during his career.

  15. Garret June 18, 2008 5:04 am

    This Oklahoma offensive lineman is quitting football for a very good reason.

    Some Oklahoma football players might liken strength and conditioning coach Jerry Schmidt to a military drill sergeant. Now Britt Mitchell can make a first-hand comparison.

    The freshman offensive lineman left the Sooners late last week and has enlisted with the United States Marine Corps, OU sports information director Kenny Mossman confirmed Tuesday.

    “He has the coaching staff’s full support in pursuing something that has been attractive to him for some time,” Mossman said.

    Mitchell, a 6-foot-6, 311-pound freshman tackle from Roscoe, Texas, enrolled at OU in January and went through winter and spring workouts with the team. He had begun summer training with Schmidt before deciding on a military career.

  16. Garret June 18, 2008 5:07 am

    Lots of people are excited to be able to get the new UA polos and shirts for the Warriors. I wonder what the reaction will be when this clothing line comes out for UH.

    The Columbus-based brand of undies, owned by Limited Brands’ Victoria’s Secret, is about to roll out loungewear lines offered in co-operation with 33 universities.

    The University of Michigan, Harvard and UCLA are among the schools whose logos will adorn sweat pants, tank tops and panty sets. Prices will range from $25 to $55.

  17. MeiLing June 18, 2008 5:09 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Off to the grind…. hi ho, hi ho… Have a great day in Hawai’i Nei!

  18. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 5:11 am

    Kevin Konrath,

    I would like to extend to you a sincere ‘best wishes’ for your future. When I was your age I was already married, had 2 children and had not yet attended college.
    There have been milestones I can point to which were life changing. One was made at age 17. Another at 21.

    If you’ve made the final decision, and It feels right for you, go for it! We’ll miss you, we truly will. But we want the best for you IN LIFE. And, you being at peace with yourself is very important to your fans an comrades in Warrior Nation. Peace, Kevin!! God Bless You!! And, Good Luck!!!


  19. Garret June 18, 2008 5:13 am

    Oregon has already pulled a written scholarship offer that a 2009 recruit accepted. This really upset the player’s high school coach…I wonder if there is an opportunity for UH to recruit at that school?

    A high school coach from one of Southern California’s top prep programs expressed frustration with the UO football staff Monday after the Ducks withdrew a scholarship offer that had been accepted by one of his players last week.

    Todd Therrien of defending state champion Saint Bonaventure High School in Ventura, Calif., said “Oregon is not welcome here” to recruit his players after the Ducks ended their pursuit of safety Xavier Ramos on Monday.

    According to Therrien, Ramos received a written scholarship offer from Oregon last week, then called UO coaches to accept it. But on Monday, Therrien said, UO associate head coach and offensive line coach Steve Greatwood, who is responsible for recruiting the region that includes Saint Bonaventure, called Therrien and rescinded the offer.

    Saint Bonaventure is a private Catholic high school that won a state Division III title last fall behind running back Darrell Scott, who signed a letter of intent with Colorado. Two of the school’s alumni are currently in the Pac-10, including linebacker Dwight Roberson of Oregon State. Safety Patrick Hall made a verbal commitment to sign with USC in February of next year.

    Therrien said he had “always had a high respect for Oregon and the way they handle themselves” before Monday. Clearly, that has changed.

    “I don’t want to see them on campus at all,” Therrien said, assigning blame for the situation not to Greatwood but rather “the whole defensive staff” at Oregon.

    Given the talent returning to the team, Huffman said, the school is expected to repeat as state champs.

    “It’s not good to be on bad terms with them right now,” Huffman said.

    According to the coach, Ramos received a written scholarship offer from Oregon in the mail last week, though Therrien said Monday afternoon he hadn’t personally seen it. In the world of recruiting, Therrien said, “verbal offers don’t mean anything, (but) written offers mean something.”

    Therrien said Ramos has an offer from Army, and that Arizona is waiting to review his performances early this fall before deciding whether to offer. Fresno State and San Diego State have also been in contact with Ramos, Therrien said.

  20. Garret June 18, 2008 5:14 am

    Kevin Konrath,

    I agree with what bighilofan2 said above. Best wishes to you in your future!

  21. Garret June 18, 2008 5:18 am

    Interesting how 2 ball boys saved Michigan’s national title hopes.

    At home games, Datz and Mike Youtan, a senior from southern California, worked the opponents’ sideline as ball boys, keeping their mouths shut and staying out of the way.

    Until the fifth game.

    Northwestern had upset Michigan the previous two seasons. Now Datz and Youtan had an idea why.

    “There was a guy on their sideline that day, and he had our signals down pat,” Datz said. “Every time, he would scream into the defense what we’re going to do — pass or run — and he was almost always right. …

    “They were blowing up draws, calling our counters and destroying our screen passes — all a big part of our plays that year. I was just screaming mad. Youtan and I are thinking to ourselves, ‘This guy has us.’ “

    The play that finally sold the U-M coaches on the need to adjust came on a third-and-25 with less than three minutes left in the third quarter. That’s when U-M tailback Clarence Williams ran a sweep — an odd call for that down and distance — and two Wildcats grabbed him behind the line of scrimmage.

    “That was what I would do,” said David Hansburg, a Northwestern graduate assistant those years. “If I could see them signal in plays, I’d watch. This was no Spygate, and there was no video of anybody. I equated it to being like baseball when you’ve got a runner on second base; it’s part of the game.”

    Using the naked eye to steal signals has been done for years in college football and is not illegal.

    In 1995 and ’96, Hansburg said, all he had to do was watch U-M center Rod Payne, a one-handed snapper who apparently placed his opposite hand on the ground for a running play and on his thigh for a passing play.

  22. Garret June 18, 2008 5:57 am

    Joe Montana’s son is walking on to Notre Dame. He had an impressive list of schools that were offering him preferred walk on status.

    Montana’s watching his eldest son, Nate — a senior at national power De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) who will be a preferred walk on with Notre Dame this fall — throw at the Steve Clarkson Academy and is beginning to have flashbacks.

    “I think my wife was hoping they’d pick something else,” says Montana, whose younger son, Nicholas, 16, will be a junior quarterback at De La Salle next season. “She kept pointing at me and saying, ‘Look at your dad. Do you really want to walk like that?'”

    As a third string quarterback on the varsity for his senior season, Nate was 12-of-19 for 166 yards and one touchdown and ran 17 times for 33 yards in limited action. No scholarship offers came his way, but he worked out for several schools before committing to Notre Dame over USC and Stanford. Weis — a family friend — said Nate would have a chance to compete for a spot on the team and earn a scholarship in the future.

  23. Garret June 18, 2008 6:16 am

    Great photos from the Cattle Call yesterday! It was especially nice to see a photo of Ronnie and Rob25, as I don’t think I’d seen a photo of her before.

    The DoD made their proposal deadline 3am this morning…so yesterday was a hectic work day for me. I kept thinking that the deadline was June 18…but when it is 6am EST, that pretty much means that we had to finish it the day before!

  24. Loa June 18, 2008 6:29 am

    morning gang!

    Happy Belated Birthday SJ!

    Liz – good luck on the procedure and get well soon

    Rich – welcome home and no let Stretch sandbag you eh

    Good luck Kevin

    have a safe and happy day!

  25. d1shima [sez:] June 18, 2008 6:29 am

    Great Morning All.

    Best wishes and hoping everything “comes out” alright. 😉

    Good to see you, Ana, Ana-boy and Tui last week at Ryan’s party. Tui sounds like he’s adjusting well.

    Welcome HOME!

  26. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 6:32 am

    73 days to go, Tsaikos!!!!!

    Proper prior planning prevents poor performance. But a winner thrives on perception and projection of the positive attitude.

    A case in point is USA Today 6/18/08 running a feel good article about smu coach june jones. he projects that SMU will get a BCS invite within 5 years, and backs up his claim by stating that SMU boosters believe it too because they’re paying him alot of $$ to produce a winner.

    Another case in point is the UH. Noted in the blog yesterday was the USA Today article pointing out that UH is getting around to addressing the facility discrepancies made painfully evident by JJ’s departure.

    I would hope that the UH media relations guys can project Coach Mack samoa; a positive image about Warrior Nation so much so that there is a PERCEPTION that the Warriors are now a national power! ST throwing pix on the blogs of the Warriors working hard is a part of it. Media hype is another part of it.

    If Alex Gerke is going to Samoa next week, I wanna read about it all over the place.
    If Coach Mack is going too, I wanna read that too. If they’re attending Uncle Meki’s camp, I wanna know that. If Rich is calling all over, I wanna know that too. I wanna know dat Jimmy D is wurkin hard, had lunch wit a athlete, talkin to principals, etc.

    C’mon, UH Media, yu can do itl!!!!!!! Erryday, Word!!!!!!!! I wanna read about UH from your point a view in da Tizah, SB. Yu stay on summah break o wat?? Wat yu guys spending all da $$ fo if yu not goin pump yurself up? positive projection.

  27. d1shima [sez:] June 18, 2008 6:33 am

    Good Luck Kevin Konrath. Classy way to part the program. It’s good to know UH initially selected someone with great character.
    Hey, at least he gets a cool UH/UA shirt out of it.

  28. d1shima [sez:] June 18, 2008 6:35 am

    Howzit Loa.

    Howzit bhf2.

    Have a great day erryboddy!

  29. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 6:39 am

    I thought it was your son, but they were in the middle of drills, so I didn’t want to ask. All I know is I kept thinking: he looks kind of intimidating. That’s a great characteristic for a linemen. It also was very humid in the gym. To be doing drills in that, well, he definitely is showing a lot of commitment.

  30. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 6:40 am

    In case anybody is wondering, I’m still using the old camera.

  31. koakane™ June 18, 2008 6:42 am

    goooood morning hawaii nei and all dem early rises out dea

    my added good luck to Kevin and mahalo to him for thinking about leaving UH on a good note.

    ST I think this is only the second mom of a player that has posted on da blog. Other being Mrs. Beowulf. Any other you might remember? Aloha and welcome to ‘tui’s’ mom
    Lua. he is james favorite player 🙂

  32. Kekoa June 18, 2008 6:44 am

    Wow Garret, you are burning rubber on these proposals. One day, me and you gotta have a serious talk about these things. I’m very interested in what your strategy is, as it may help to refine mine for gov’t contracting.

    …and yes, the pictures of Ronnie & Rob25 really doesn’t do them justice. The inner glow of Warrior football fanatics burns brightly within, visible only when they speak of all things Tsaikotic…It’s just difficult to hear them with all that grinding’ noise they make…Bwhahahaha!

  33. Kekoa June 18, 2008 6:51 am

    ST ~ Weren’t you supposed to make an announcement of some kind?

  34. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 6:54 am

    Howzit d1shima.

    gotta get dis off my chess.

    UH media. Hawaii is a national football powah! UF Coach Urban Meyer tells da peeps UF playing #19 UH on 8/30/08. 73 days from now. an wat is yu, UH, tellin us? We can change da guyz at da top, but if da guyz undaneath no can hole dare own, waitin fur retiahment,no mattah how much nice I like bee, i stay tinkin: LUUZAH! GET RID AH DA LUUZAHZZZZ(Z). bigtime iz fo DOOAHZ.not SNUUZAHZ.

    a good team takes more than the player and coaches. it takes all of the supporting cast. thats us. thats you too. yu gotta keep da boss on da ball!!

    no wait fo get da news. Make da news!!! GRRrrrr….


  35. al June 18, 2008 6:56 am

    don’t you sleep?

  36. Kekoa June 18, 2008 7:00 am

    Kevin ~ Wear that UH shirt with pride up there in the lower 48. You can help your former teanmates by always remembering their hard work and effort to build a good program. Thanks for your time here, and best of luck in the future. One day the historical reference to this past season will rekindle great memories.



  37. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 7:01 am

    i know Mana Silva’s mom reads da blog. she told me so.

  38. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 7:05 am

    obviously you not talkin to UH Media. Garanz, deep sleep.

  39. whitey June 18, 2008 7:05 am

    Kevin, thanks for being part of the warrior program and best wishes on your new adventure. May the sunshine keep you warm and the aloha spirit always with you.

  40. Kekoa June 18, 2008 7:07 am

    Meatoga looks lean and mean already…Grrrr!

    Shout out to bhf2 for his brilliant post at #26…took da words right outta my mouth! I always heard about the 4 P’s…but 9 of them is outstanding Braddah! You bust your brain Hawaiian, take the rest of the morning off to recuperate.

  41. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 7:10 am

    maybe somebody invite a UH Media honcho to come tomorrow nite to Genji for OJT
    would be interestin to see da image projekshun.

  42. Kekoa June 18, 2008 7:15 am

    Holy Mo-lee! My goodness, I fogit tell errabody Good Morning! I’m losing it!

  43. Bulla June 18, 2008 7:16 am

    aloha Tsaikos,

    have a good day, and yes Tui Tuiasosopo looked very good in those kahuku red shorts….haha

    mark my words, he will give the other linemen a run for their money this season.

    all Tsaikos, have a blessed day, and Da Beast has safely landed in America and will be arriving at Weber State in 4 hours.

    not to be redundant, but mahalo for all of the prayers, encouraging words, positive thoughts….you know i always say, it takes a village to raise a child, and this is one pretty awesome village.

    a hui hou, see everyone tomorrow night :):):)

  44. Kekoa June 18, 2008 7:18 am

    BHF2 ~ You goin’ reveal the F-gator Banana Project to da UH media guy?!

  45. Kekoa June 18, 2008 7:20 am

    Attention Weber State: “Make Way For Da Beast!” (First Warning!)

  46. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 7:21 am

    Kekoa howzit!

    it wood be brilliant if da UH tix peeps callz me today. oddawize I tinkin day tinkin 8-4:30, M-F except 21 holidayz an 21 paid vacashuns. 15 minute mid morning break, 30 min or 45 min or 1 hour lunch/dare choice, wit 15 minute afternoon break, an 15 min planning session for tinkin about what day doing today…. no wonda my tix call neva cum yet. too much planning, not enuff akshun…. grrrr….

  47. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 7:27 am


    i goin show errybody da banana! 😀 gonna let koakane pet em. 😀 give em da proceeegah. make em proud… 😆 😆


    gotta go work, so i can go play.

  48. GMA Honey June 18, 2008 7:27 am

    LizK-best wishes for a speedy recovery from your procedure.

  49. koakane™ June 18, 2008 7:27 am


    speaking of da village….. some of da village ‘people’ represent, make memories and play well together also bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :mrgreen:

  50. Bulla June 18, 2008 7:28 am


    thanks for warning them, his coach has been calling almost daily to check on his arrival. poor guy, he lands at 1 pm Utah time and has to take a placement test at 3 pm. tomorrow afternoon are 2 more placement tests and then in the weight room, then drills. the placement tests are to determine his aptitude in math, reading, and english, and if he does well, he can ‘hurdle’ some of the lower classes and get credits already.

    sept 6th will be here sooner than we think, and we look forward to seeing all of the Tsaikos at Tsaiko gate at Richardson :):):)

    Imua Warriors, Imua Wildcats !!!

  51. koakane™ June 18, 2008 7:28 am


    u right foxfire 3 does seem to work faster

  52. Kekoa June 18, 2008 7:29 am

    BHF2 ~ Hole it…Hole it…Hole it!…If you saw what I saw behind da scenes at da ticket office, den you would know why things not so hot in that office. Simple questions to them is like asking for them to recite the preamble to the Constitution!

  53. Kazz June 18, 2008 7:39 am

    Good to see Fale in good physical condition.

    He is one of the many monsters on the line that we will need to call upon this season.

  54. Kazz June 18, 2008 7:46 am


    June 18th, 2008 at 5:07 am
    Lots of people are excited to be able to get the new UA polos and shirts for the Warriors. I wonder what the reaction will be when this clothing line comes out for UH.

    The Columbus-based brand of undies, owned by Limited Brands’ Victoria’s Secret, is about to roll out loungewear lines offered in co-operation with 33 universities.

    The University of Michigan, Harvard and UCLA are among the schools whose logos will adorn sweat pants, tank tops and panty sets. Prices will range from $25 to $55.


    Seriously speaking tho, UH apparel should be more diverse for the Wahines. I have seen a few items geared towards the female fans but I can only think of a few items I can count on one hand.

  55. Kazz June 18, 2008 7:50 am

    Ah Bulla,

    Good to see Da Beast has landed safely!

    I no can imagine what it must be like to see a beloved son leave da nest and move on in life, but at the same time I hope to experience the pride you and da mrs and the entire Eastman clan feel to see your own blood LIVING THE DREAM!!!

  56. bonar June 18, 2008 7:53 am


  57. Jayson June 18, 2008 7:58 am

    Aloha everyone! It’s hump day!

  58. Kekoa June 18, 2008 7:59 am

    Bulla ~ Have Ryan fax you a copy of what they ask him to fill out for credits. There are lots of things he learned at St. Louis (and in camps/seminars/etc.) that he won’t think is relevant, but by broad definition is worth credits. Most counselors will explain that to them, but maybe they don’t have dat kine ovah deah!

  59. tom mui June 18, 2008 7:59 am

    LIZ: Take care of yourself – best wishes!

    BULLA: We are proud of Ryan – success be with him on those placement test.

    BARRY: Your boy’s grad picture – terrific!

    KEVIN: We’ll miss you and Aloha and good luck!

  60. sjmacro June 18, 2008 8:00 am

    Good morning Tsaiko Ohana: Thanks for the kind Bday wishes. Sorry for the belated mahalos.. I was literally MIA– moe moe in action. That CC put me down for an extended siesta. 🙂 😀 Burglars could have come in the apartment and our dog Pepper and I wouldn’t have known. Wonder how Camellia must cringe when the Tsaikos approach. Great to meet Ronnie and family. Barry you raised good ones. Best to you Abe across the pond. Stop by at Genji’s tomorrow before you hop on the plane. Liz hope to see you tomorrow, Can’t you do a Tiger Woods? bhf2 ditto comment #18. sj macro

  61. Nick from Kapaa June 18, 2008 8:19 am

    I still got Kevins TV and a bunch of his other stuff in my house. Maybe I can keep that TV because its HUGE!!!

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 8:25 am

    Aloha Tsai and Kos,

    Best wishes to Markowitz the younger. Don’t forget Abe, your Mama and Papa, your Samoan family and all of their friends, who have made you what you are. And they have all helped create an extraordinary young man who is ready for anything. Go get ‘um Abe! Barry, I’ll call you later today for seperation counseling on the phone. Be strong Daddy, Abe wants is that way. 😉

  63. Stretch June 18, 2008 8:25 am

    June 18th, 2008 at 7:27 am
    i goin show errybody da banana! gonna let koakane pet em. give em da proceeegah. make em proud…

    be careful before DPK’s monkey comes out for some food!!

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 8:27 am

    Sixty Turd!

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 8:28 am

    or not…

  66. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 8:29 am

    Never mind da monkey! It’s DPK ya gotta worry about. The menu looks great…

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 8:37 am

    Best wishes Kevin, thanks for your contributions here. God Bless and keep you always.

    More great pics of da big boys. They look like they are anxious to get on the field and make some Kalua Gator with Tebow poi. I’m glad to see Mr. Tsai will accept wise counsel regarding blog pics, everybody is lovin’ pics of the linemen.

  68. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 8:38 am

    Good morning Gang

  69. Stretch June 18, 2008 8:39 am

    BHF2 – Per DPK, put that banana back in your pocket before he eats it!!

  70. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 8:40 am

    OK, da DPK show is over. I gotta get ready for my dentist appointment. I’m so excited. Wheeeeeeeeee! 😆

  71. Jason June 18, 2008 8:40 am

    JD on AM 1500 right now.

  72. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 8:41 am

    Aiyah, Konrath leaving too, sheesh good luck my bruddah, see you on the field somewhere..

    Wow Vaughn Meatoga look like he ready for give Tebow Lickens, chee huu!

  73. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 8:42 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes…..

    Stretch – As Andy Bumatai said in All in Da Ohana, “No DPK!!! Not da Monkey!!!”

    Great attitude from Konrath. Hopefully, he wil do well in school and prevent us from losing APR points. Gotta love his concern for the team. Best wishes to him.

    SJ-macro – Happy belated birthday….Looking forward to FITTO tomorrow night…BWAHAHAHHAHAA

    koakane – One word “TUI”….BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  74. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 8:43 am

    Is it just me or is Muscle Milk the drink of choice around campus? No wonder everybody looking massive and ready for pound.

  75. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 8:44 am

    You know where YOU can put that banana… 👿 Now get back to work before I call your boss! Oh wait, he might be busy with that banana…

  76. Stretch June 18, 2008 8:52 am

    DPK – no, i don’t think that my boss is interested in your banana.

  77. koakane™ June 18, 2008 8:57 am

    james if we assigned as DD then our favorite brand gotta be Meadowgold ………………..


  78. Rich2176 June 18, 2008 9:02 am

    Good Morning Everyone –

    It’s great to be back in the islands. I didn’t think I’d have internet, but somehow managed to “borrow” someone’s wireless band….LOL. I’m sure it’ll get cut off once they realize their bandwith is being pirated. Then, it’s back to two coconuts and a wire for dial-up.

  79. Stretch June 18, 2008 9:03 am

    Howzit Rich – good you made it here safely. Give me a call when you have time

  80. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 9:05 am

    WB Rich….enjoy it while you can….

  81. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 9:07 am

    DPK/ Stretch…all this talk about bananas is scaring me a little…. :mrgreen:

  82. koakane™ June 18, 2008 9:19 am

    alojah rich

    man you got plenty to catch up with ie da fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuud. just ask ronnie and family who have been non stop eating since arriving.

  83. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 9:20 am

    Hey Rich. WB to da aina! See ya tomorrow at Genjis.

    James and Stretch, Get back to work!

    Hiho hiho,
    to da dentist’s chair I go…
    He’ll drill and fill,
    and blood will spill!
    Hiho hiho hiho
    hiho! 😆

  84. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 9:32 am

    Whoa….DPK is a poet and he doesn’t even know it….mwhahahahahahaaha

  85. koakane™ June 18, 2008 9:46 am

    kden going back to work try wait on vacation so den back to da rack :mrgreen:

    play nice now


  86. jm2375 June 18, 2008 10:15 am

    Good morning!

    Welcome home Rich and Ronnie (sorry so late 😳 )

    DPK – have fun at the dentist … 😆

    Stretch – back to work!

  87. Garret June 18, 2008 10:30 am

    Seriously speaking tho, UH apparel should be more diverse for the Wahines. I have seen a few items geared towards the female fans but I can only think of a few items I can count on one hand.


    I agree with you. The product line from the article included sweat pants and tank tops, which would be nice additions to the college-themed apparel lines. Plus, the University gets money with each item sold, which is nice.

  88. UKU@LA June 18, 2008 10:30 am

    go warriors! howzit rich! have fun! K!!
    aloha everyone!

    MANEO !!!

  89. Garret June 18, 2008 10:33 am

    Wow Garret, you are burning rubber on these proposals. One day, me and you gotta have a serious talk about these things. I’m very interested in what your strategy is, as it may help to refine mine for gov’t contracting.


    I’d love to talk with you someday about our government contracting. Right now my company actually doesn’t have any money coming from defense sources, as we targeted other agencies first. But the proposal to the Army went out yesterday, I’m sending out my MILCOM Conference paper today, and I’ll be submitting a proposal to the Navy tomorrow…so we’re going after defense stuff now.

  90. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 10:34 am


    I also think the Wahine market would be a good niche to hit.

  91. A-House June 18, 2008 11:02 am


    Best wishes to Kevin as his journey takes him away from Hawaii – hope you will be able to carry on the aloha and ohana spirirt where you go!!


    belated happy birthday to Jerry!!


    welcom home, Rich!!

  92. Kekoa June 18, 2008 11:19 am

    Garret ~ The Navy’s Defense FORCEnet is the key to the Navy’s effort. Will you be sending your proposals to San Diego, Charleston, New Orleans, or the Washington Liaison Office? If you are I can introduce you to the SPAWARSCOM/PEO C41 & SPACE PROGRAM Director. As you know Fleet Support is broken down into 5 major components, and she would be able to hook you up with the key personnel in each.

    What’s all this got to do with football? She is a big college football fan, and actually followed Colt and the UH team last season. Wants to get to know Hawaii even more because of this increase in Defense spending at Pearl, and is actively seeking businesses to deal with. Drop me an email if you want her contact numbers.

  93. SteveM June 18, 2008 11:54 am

    Good luck to Kevin Konrath and mahalo for his consideration in attempting to exit in good academic standing.

    Quiet day? The lull before the storm of fuud, FITTO, FITTO, fuud, FITTO, fuud….
    I’m working today since I’ve arranged to be off on Friday. 😐

  94. C-CPPR/HB/HA/WB June 18, 2008 12:01 pm

    Attention Kekoa,
    This is the Chit-Chat Police Pacific Region/Hawaii Blogs/Honolulu Advertiser/Warrior Beat. We have been placed on Def-Con 4 due to your post #92 on the Warrior Beat Blog dated 2008/06/18. You are hereby ordered to cease and desist all overt, covert and thinly camoflauged attempts at chit-chat while posting on this blog. Please be advised that this blog is for Warrior Sports and Warrior Sports discussion ONLY! Further attempts at chit chat by you on this blog will result in immediate use of Da Slippah! You have been warned.

  95. Jon June 18, 2008 12:01 pm


    check out http://www.uhrainbowtique.com. Get plenty stuffs for wahine. I know cause my wife has most of it!

  96. Dennis Halloran June 18, 2008 12:01 pm

    Just so you know, the tribute to the Late Tim Russert on MSNBC had three musical tributes at the end, Uncle Tony, a guitarist, followed by The Boss on tape from Europe and the very best at the end, Izzy singing and playing ‘Over the Rainbow” on the UKE.

  97. chawan_cut June 18, 2008 12:23 pm

    wow, kekoa has the hookups!

  98. Rob25 June 18, 2008 12:26 pm

    Good Afternoon Tsaikos!

    OK, at least I get a break before we go again tomorrow night.

    First, let me say hello to Brew808 and LizK (just finished catching up from yesterday).

    Thanks for the shout out Kekoa.

    Koakane…I wasn’t scared to jump in with you guys….just had to get out of the way after a little while. Those chopsticks were flying fast and furious. The three of you were there…then you were all gone…then you were back and the smoke was fluming off the grill. It was getting scary. Homey definitely can put one under a spell with his chopsticks mastery!

    Great company…smelled like smoke when I was done, but it was a nice time to talk with some wonderful people. And the memories of Kamehameha Schools, not to mention talking to that local newsperson….thanks ST!

    Welcome home Rich.

    Happy belated Birthday sjmacro! We could have sung for you yesterday!

    Speedy recovery Liz!

  99. Kazz June 18, 2008 12:27 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    I haven’t tried any other protein shakes other than Muscle Milk but from the notorious rep they had of tasting “awful”, Muscle Milk is probably the best tasting one on the market.

    I’ve tried Cookies N’ Creme, Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Strawberry and Banana and they are all good, better with milk but just as good mixed with water, less calories also.

  100. Rob25 June 18, 2008 12:29 pm

    chawan_cut: You know dat!

    See homey…I don’t always speak good english.

  101. Kekoa, I agree, you was da perpatraytah in da vacinity of da seen whea u waz all posting da kine wen was kapu.

  102. Kazz June 18, 2008 12:34 pm

    RE: Wahine UH gear…

    Thanks for the heads on the da Wahine gear. I guess there was more than I thought.

    Would be nicer to see more ladies around with it on…

    Makes for a good “ice breakah” 😉

  103. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 12:44 pm

    Just back from the dentist. What an experience. I was laying there floating along in a nitrous oxide (laughing gas) cloud, while the dentist scraped and cleaned my teeth below my numbed out gum line, as the song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot plays on the muzak speakers. I can’t recall the last time I’ve had so much fun. 🙂

  104. Kazz June 18, 2008 12:46 pm

    DPK is known for being a strong supporter of public transportation as he is “ALL BUS”! 😆

  105. Stretch June 18, 2008 12:49 pm

    Good Afternoon Tsaikos!!

    Good Luck to Konrath and thanks for fulfilling your education requirements.

    Re: Konrath & APR – How come when Knorath leaves in good academic standings, it doesn’t affect the APR?? Is it only 1 point rather than 2?? I thought there were players who transferred out in good academic standing but it cost us scholies?? Does someone know the scoop?? Not saying this is a bad thing at all, still trying to figure out this whole APR deal.

  106. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 12:54 pm

    Kazz – Yeah Muscle Milk is the best tasting stuff out there, the good thing is it doesn’t make you bloated like most other protein drinks. The Muscletech, Myoplex, etc…taste like crap and doesn’t dissolve when you mix em like Musclemilk. I’ve tried my share of those but I figure au-natural is the way to go.

  107. homey ® June 18, 2008 12:59 pm

    Good luck Konrath in whatever path you take and the journey it takes you on.

    Rob25 – I’m impressed with the vocal qualities of the Kamehameha grads…unlike the Damien grads who make me think I’m back in Waipahu. 😆

    Stretch – Next time pay attention and comprehend when the blog host post how the APR works. *when you figure it out can you let me know*

    Is it Thursday, 8:00 p.m. yet?

    Tiger won! Celtics won! What’s the correlation?

    I told you Kekoa is like the Godfather…

  108. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:00 pm

    I can’t believe DPK needed NO2 just to clean his teeth. wah wah 😆

  109. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:04 pm

    Musclemilk? Does that mean in a few months we’ll see a mean lean muscled Kazz machine? He may have to step up and get a large UA polo shirt just to fit that barreled chest and canon arms of his! He’s konna trive ta Tsaikettes wild! 😯

  110. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:05 pm

    I have never tried laughing gas and don’t think my dentist even offers it. I’ll ask him next month when I go in for my annual exam and cleaning.

    I think Tiger was outta his mind to play last weekend — with a bum knee and a fracture on his tibia no less.

  111. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 1:12 pm

    Yeah…tigah was crazy..$1.2 million crazy….

  112. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:16 pm

    gigi – laughing gas can make your Hyundai go faster.

    You may think that Tiger was outta his mind but that’s what athletes do. Pain is a minor obstacle when it comes to the competitive juices.

    Look at all the UH athletes who endured pain to play.

    As for me, I’ll just sit on my cooler and have a beer…

  113. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:16 pm

    yeah, Tiger will be out for the rest of the season. Crazy, ya?

  114. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:18 pm

    (Jesse) James – I don’t know if anyone asked but do you have a brother named Frank and are you in a gang?

  115. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:19 pm

    speaking about pain, hubby was outta his mind too. He walked 3 miles to Ginza and then 3 miles back to the hotel. Took him 1-1/2 hours each way and he spent just 1 hr in Ginza. As a result, his big toe began to bleed and stain his sox. Ewww.

    Good thing I had some bandaids.

  116. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:21 pm

    gigi – regardless, Tiger would still require surgery sooner or later so I think it was best that he won our nations golf tournament and sit out the rest of the season.

  117. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:23 pm

    well, let’s hope Tiger hasn’t damaged his knee permanently.

  118. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:25 pm

    gigi – He took 30 minutes to walk a mile? Must’ve been something real special in Ginza!

    So back in the day did you have bandaids as you were walking with Jesus?

  119. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:26 pm

    haha, ask Jesus!

  120. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:28 pm

    gigi – Nah, ACL surgery is duck soup nowadays.

  121. SteveM June 18, 2008 1:28 pm

    So let me get this straight… Stretch and gigi had a bet on the Lakers-Celtic championship outcome and gigi won.

    The wager was a dinner at Camellia?

    In any event–gigi winning bets for Camellia is a disturbing trend… 🙂

  122. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:29 pm


  123. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 1:31 pm

    Ya lil instigator! It was what they call “deep scale cleaning”, below the gum lines and it required numbing of the gums. I didn’t ask for the NO2, my excellent dentist strongly suggested it. If yer masochistic lil self wants to do such things with out NO2, well that’s fine, whatever blows ya little skirt up. Otherwise why don’t ya just keep yer lil cake and kalbi hole closed!

  124. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:33 pm

    hmmm, DPK doesn’t sound like he’s laughing right now. lol

  125. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 1:33 pm

    Das okay Tiger hurt, he get enough money for support himself for 2 or 3 lifetimes, sheesh

  126. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 1:33 pm

    OK, how did Stretch end up with two tickets to the Hooters’ Bikini Show tonight?

  127. Stretch June 18, 2008 1:34 pm

    SteveM – the bet was $21 for dinner tomorrow night, but since the fee is $25 and I am such a nice and generous guy, I’ll take care of it. Hubby is on his own. It’s a shame that gigi will not be able to take home a Tsaiko shotglass since she is too chicken to drink Crown

  128. Stretch June 18, 2008 1:34 pm

    ST – sssshhhhhhhh……

  129. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 1:34 pm

    When we do our cook book, we definitely need a recipe for duck soup. I hear it’s easy to make.

  130. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:35 pm

    good question, Tsai. So is the 2nd ticket for Stretchette???

  131. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 1:35 pm

    homey = ——-> 👿 <———

  132. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:35 pm

    gigi – I’m picturing DPK saying his #123 post in his duck voice. 😆

  133. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 1:37 pm

    😆 😆 😆

  134. whitey June 18, 2008 1:37 pm

    gigi, tiger had no choice since he made fun of hockey players and they responded by telling him that his injury is minor. hockey players get concussion, beat up, broke bones, but play the next night and golfer get minor surgery and complain about pain. now tiger know, no make fun of other sports cause they can come back and haunt you.

  135. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:38 pm

    DPK – did the dentist have to use 2 masks?

  136. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:38 pm

    Can’t Stretch be a nice and generous guy and drink the CR for gigi?

  137. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 1:39 pm

    lmao@homey. Now THATwas FUNNY ya lil sado-masochistic intstigator!

  138. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:39 pm

    ST – #129…I get it! 😆

  139. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:39 pm

    whitey, men! I am sure glad I am not a man!

  140. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:40 pm

    gigi – tell hubby to drink your CR! That’ll make him grow some hair on his chest.

  141. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 1:41 pm

    instigator I meant. (reffering to homish’s 132.)

  142. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:41 pm

    hubby won’t be drinking cause he has to drive and he also wants to be awake at the gym.

  143. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:42 pm

    DPK – see you tomorrow… 😈 😆

  144. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 1:42 pm

    Homey, thank you. Me too, finally.

  145. Stretch June 18, 2008 1:43 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    June 18th, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    Can’t Stretch be a nice and generous guy and drink the CR for gigi?

    Nope since Stretch is nice and generous enough to make the shotglasses for the Tsaikos.

  146. SteveM June 18, 2008 1:43 pm

    Stretch — we have the Matsu room for overflow/storage tomorrow so gigi can take a nap there if she has tries too hard. Even has room for someone who coming to lead the 2nd shift… 🙂

  147. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:43 pm

    gigi – when are you leaving Genji’s?

  148. Stretch June 18, 2008 1:45 pm

    homey ®:
    June 18th, 2008 at 1:43 pm
    gigi – when are you leaving Genji’s?

    she is leaving 5 minutes before you come.

  149. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:46 pm

    SteveM – They may have to change the name of the room to the “homey” room.

  150. Stretch June 18, 2008 1:47 pm

    Hey, isn’t UH celebrating it’s centennial anniversary?? maybe the students need to follow what they do in the Philippines.


  151. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:47 pm

    I dunno. I was thinking of leaving around 8 pm but it depends on hubby and how tired he is.

  152. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:48 pm

    Thanks Stretch, I’ll be there at 5 after gigi.

  153. Stretch June 18, 2008 1:48 pm

    homey ®:
    June 18th, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    SteveM – They may have to change the name of the room to the “homey” room.

    I’ll make sure I put in a rubbish can with plastic bag liner.

  154. Stretch June 18, 2008 1:49 pm

    homey – you can actually show up anytime, I bet gigi will not even show up.

  155. whitey June 18, 2008 1:49 pm

    This is a direct quote from Mike Milbury, former NY Islander general manager, with an angry response to Tiger Wood’s remark that “I don’t think anybody really watches hockey anymore”.

    “I’m gonna change the name now. It’s going to be “Tiger Wuss”. Here’s a guy (who) took about three months to get over a simple arthroscopic surgery. You look at (Pittsburg Penguin forward) Ryan Malone. His face exploed with a slap shot ….. and he’s back out in 10 minutes”.

    from Golf World magazine, June 13, 2008.

  156. whitey June 18, 2008 1:51 pm

    exploed = exploded

  157. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:51 pm

    I don’t think anyone answered this before but what do psychiatrist say about people who refer to themselves in the third person?

  158. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 1:54 pm

    DPK – Homey wears a skirt??? I didn’t know he was Scottish??? As the Chinese say, “Be A Man!!! No Gas!!!” MWAHAHAHAHAA

    homey – Yes, I do have a brother named Frank…and we run the James’ Gang…James, jojo, jeje, juju, joje, and jason….MWAHAHAHHAHA

  159. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 1:55 pm

    gigi…yes, we had bandages when I walked the Earth 2000 years ago….

  160. homey ® June 18, 2008 1:56 pm

    Stretch – I can just picture Jason running buck naked and screaming on campus…and he’ll probably blame the cool Manoa air.

  161. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 1:58 pm

    Only those with a bonafide shot glass are allowed to chit-chat.

  162. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 1:59 pm

    SteveM, you said parking is available after hours. Is that after 5 pm?

  163. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 1:59 pm

    homey – James says that James thinks that psychiatrists call those people crazy….although James could be wrong.

  164. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:00 pm

    Hey, hey….I’m not gonna stand for any more of this chit(chat)….LMAO

  165. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:01 pm

    The James Gang was a ’70s rock band that once included Joe Walsh.

  166. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:01 pm

    gigi…no parking…but buses will be running every half hour from Foster Village….MWAHAHAHAHAHHA

  167. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:02 pm

    ST…Joe Walsh?? “Life’s Been Good To Me” Joe Walsh?? From the Eagles???

  168. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:03 pm

    Do NOT think that parking will be easy. There are about 4 1/2 stalls (one is next to a Dumpster). This isn’t Ward Centre.

  169. A-House June 18, 2008 2:04 pm


    what is your ETA at Genji’s tomorrow night?

  170. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:04 pm

    Re: Joe Walsh.
    Would I lie? C’mon. Look at me. Are these lying eyes?

  171. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:05 pm

    WHOO HOO! I have a bonafide shot glass AND the special one! Not to mention a truck bed stained t-shirt also! WOOT WOOT I can bull chit all day!

    Now about those d-lineman. How many of them have surpassed the 400# barrier in the bench press? I know it’s not a direct correlation to athletic ability and trench warfare technique but sometimes we just want numbers.

  172. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 2:05 pm

    how about if I park at Times, enter the store, buy a bottle of water, and then saunter over to Gengi?

  173. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:06 pm

    So, I’m supposed to be hanging out with Rich2176.
    I call him. He’s hemming and hawing.
    Then I hear the whoooosh of wind.
    Turns out he’s on a golf course.
    The nerve.

  174. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:06 pm

    Re: “Saunter over…”
    Ever hear of the game Frogger?

  175. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:07 pm


    You are in rare form today….gotta chuckle.

    Who sent you out to hunt piranha?

    You know that’s the deadliest catch!

  176. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:08 pm

    (Jesse) James is the new kid in town so he wouldn’t know.

  177. whitey June 18, 2008 2:09 pm

    i can see the primates are getting ready for tomorrow night and it will be nosy. no, no, no, noisy! ST, why don’t you invite Derrick (UH) for the tribal get together tomorrow night. BHF2, would be very happy.

  178. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:09 pm

    If I’m bringing one of the “honored” guests, do I get a reserved parking spot?

  179. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 2:09 pm

    Frogger — leap frog not saunter?

  180. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:09 pm

    Homey…well, I do live life in the fast lane since life’s been good to me so far…….

  181. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 2:09 pm

    *DPK wonders what homey’s #157 means.

  182. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:10 pm

    Rob25 – You should of seen me at the Karaoke call, that was a rare form. Damn Stretch has pictures on his cell phone too!

  183. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:11 pm

    and homey, if you have one too many CRs tomorrow night, you may be facing another tequila sunrise….mwahahahhaha

  184. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:11 pm

    The team hasn’t tried maximum benches since March.
    But here were the numbers:
    David Veikune — 455
    R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane — 455
    Josh Leonard — 435
    Tuika Tufaga — 435
    Vaughn Meatoga — 425
    Quentin Beaver — 425
    Rocky Savaaiigaea — 415
    Fale Laeli — 405
    Elmer Lim — 405
    Laupepa Letuli — 405
    Clarence Tuioti-Mariner — 405
    C.J. Allen-Jones — 405

  185. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:12 pm

    homey- Are they in shadow in order to protect your identity?

  186. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:12 pm

    (Jesse) James – Woah…slow down…take it easy…bumbai you end up with one witchy woman.

  187. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:13 pm

    Stretch – Did you make more “special” shot glasses for gigi, Ronnie, and Rob25 to take shots out of??? You know, the shot glasses where they yell, “Look ma, no hands!!!” BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  188. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:14 pm

    Yeah, don’t be a desperado.

  189. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:15 pm

    ST – interesting that most of them are the DEFENSE! Yeah babee!

  190. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:15 pm

    homey – Witchy woman?? Oh well, maybe one of these nights….

    ST – Those are some impressive bench press numbers. Although I’ve always been more of a believer in greater lower body strength and stability for strong defensive players…..

  191. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:16 pm

    And in a setback for guys like Homey …

  192. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:17 pm

    Just for that, If I get a chance to sing I’ll have James sing an Eagles song for me. If not Bon Jovi “livin’ on a prayer” will do.

  193. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:18 pm

    homey and ST – Not a desperado…but if I were to get a witchy woman, I would take it to the limit…than have a peaceful easy feeling since I never had a wasted time with her….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  194. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:19 pm

    Tuioti-Mariner — 610
    Keith AhSoon — 500
    C.J. Allen-Jones — 500
    Austin Hansen — 500
    Jake Heun — 500
    Meatoga — 500
    Savaiigaea — 500
    Veikune — 500

  195. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:20 pm

    I love Bon Jovi…I was doing a “homey” last time I saw them in concert at the Blaisdell.

  196. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 2:21 pm

    My favorite Bon Jovi song is “I’ll Be There For You.”
    I’ll be there for you
    these five words I’ll say to you …

  197. whitey June 18, 2008 2:21 pm

    JJ, maybe got to get the strong kind bottom legs like las vegas. i can see, guest coach at UH, las vegas, will be teaching the fundamentals of how to plant your feet and legs (like sumotori), so no can get knocked over.

  198. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:22 pm


    That’s a piece of cake for Ronnie and me. We didn’t even need glasses…no time in between classes.

    Did I just say that out loud?

    You guys are such a bad influence!

  199. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:22 pm

    ST – Shirtless is rare for me…only when I shower or sleep. Now Koakane is another story. Word is that he goes shirtless in the center field fan section when he watches HPU play at Han’s L’Orange.

  200. g-nalo June 18, 2008 2:22 pm

    I love Bon Jovi…I was doing a “homey” last time I saw them in concert at the Blaisdell.

    don’t know what a “homey” is, but too afraid to ask……… 🙂

  201. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:24 pm

    June 18th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    If I’m bringing one of the “honored” guests, do I get a reserved parking spot?

    You’re picking me up?

  202. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:25 pm


    I think it’s “These five words I swear to you
    When you breathe I wanna be the air for you
    I’ll be there for you…

    I actually like “Wanted Dead of Alive” especially when I’m riding my motorcycle.

  203. WarriorMojo June 18, 2008 2:26 pm

    Rob25, can you email me at WarriorMojoRocks at gmail dot com regarding which game DVDs you wanted? I know I owe you some from last year. Looks like I’ll be able to make it tomorrow night so I can deliver to you.

  204. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:27 pm


    I think when you see the glasses I’m talking about, you’ll have a laugh…. 🙂

    Homey – Yeah, but koakane usually doesn’t know he’s on the field…BWAHAHAHAHA

    KK – one word, “TUI”

  205. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:27 pm

    g-nalo – I didn’t say that I was doing homey….and

    homey – you’re staying with Ronnie?

  206. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:28 pm

    re: squats

    Huen is a monster! I wonder what he would be like if he was on defense especially if he can run in the 4.6 range.

  207. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:28 pm

    Whoa, WM is making it tomorrow….I think I hear Lately coming up…..

  208. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 2:29 pm

    Bad influence? More like EVIL influence! Go to the light, Daughter of Pauahi!

  209. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:30 pm

    g-nalo…a homey is like a cross between the running man and da cabbage patch….all funky li dat….

  210. (Jesse) James June 18, 2008 2:31 pm

    wow…doing squats of that caliber must mean they’re doing leg presses in the range of 1,000 ….

  211. g-nalo June 18, 2008 2:31 pm

    SteveM or Al or both………

    if its not too late, wish to ‘sign up’ for buffet tomorrow night? i know a 48th person ain’t much difference in food preparation……..but for the record. if “food line” closed already no problem.

    no worry Homey and Addahknowjoe, i stay away from the karaoke screen this time, promise.

  212. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:31 pm

    I wonder what psychiatrist say about people who answers questions with a question?

    Where did gigi go? See her psychiatrist?

  213. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:34 pm

    g-nalo – no worries, I’ll lip sync with you. But then again Waimanalo Blues is soooooo inviting.

  214. g-nalo June 18, 2008 2:35 pm

    g-nalo…a homey is like a cross between the running man and da cabbage patch….all funky li dat….

    ahhhh, mahalo for the “visual”…………….wow!

  215. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:35 pm

    WM is going! I can hear American Woman in the background…

  216. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:36 pm

    g-nalo – James just means I look like a cabbage patch doll running across the room…

  217. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:36 pm

    No ack homey!

  218. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:39 pm

    re: #216

    You going look like that when I send DPK after you!

    Now that’s a visual!

  219. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:39 pm

    HOOOO Rob25, da tita comes out! 😆

  220. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:40 pm

    DPK is my Obi Wan!

  221. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:41 pm

    Need backup to keep those guns and those chopsticks in check.

    Ronnie, where are you? (She doesn’t “borrow” internet like Rich)

  222. jojo ® June 18, 2008 2:42 pm

    Has anyone ever noticed that it always looks like Keala Watson is always in a good (happy) mood? He must know the secret to the good life.

  223. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:42 pm

    DPK!?!? pfffft, buggah no can even ride one scootah! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  224. g-nalo June 18, 2008 2:42 pm

    g-nalo – no worries, I’ll lip sync with you. But then again Waimanalo Blues is soooooo inviting.

    my bad the last time, i’m SUPPOSED to lip sync and leave the singing to you and ‘Joe’. please do sing Waimanalo Blues, always good stuff.

    looking forward to attending a Tsaiko event once more………..i think?

  225. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:43 pm

    jojo! I thought you were on vacation? good to see your name in a comment box!

  226. Rob25 June 18, 2008 2:43 pm

    OK back to the sports guys!

    Does anyone know if they will be having an unsupervised workout tomorrow? Or should Ronnie and I just wander over to Coach Mack’s office?

  227. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:45 pm

    g-nalo – A-Joe is the master…we are just the shoo-wap shoo-wap guys.

  228. Kekoa June 18, 2008 2:46 pm

    Attention Kekoa,
    This is the Chit-Chat Police Pacific Region/Hawaii Blogs/Honolulu Advertiser/Warrior Beat. We have been placed on Def-Con 4 due to your post #92 on the Warrior Beat Blog dated 2008/06/18.

    ….So bring it on to my soon to be soverign, ceded lands personal injury attorney. BTW – Did you have something posistive to say about the UH linemen? I’m sure their mom’s would be interested to hear more about that from you. Hehehe,,,

  229. g-nalo June 18, 2008 2:47 pm

    g-nalo – I didn’t say that I was doing homey….and

    hey now, my thoughts are as clean as DPK, no innuendo on that one. fo reel

  230. SteveM June 18, 2008 2:50 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    June 18th, 2008 at 1:59 pm
    SteveM, you said parking is available after hours. Is that after 5 pm?

    I did check the King Street parking this morning. Tow Away Zone from 3:00-6:30 PM. OK to park after that. Street parking from Washington Middle School to McCully. Both sides of street. I am not familiar with the parking situation at Times or Young Street.

    Genji has 10 permanent stalls and more stalls open up as the 2nd floor businesses in the building close for the day (except Sanoya). Same is true for other businesses but they close later. I would also look along nearby Algaroba street heading toward Washington school.

  231. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:52 pm

    I’m sure ST can find out if there is U.P. tomorrow.

  232. g-nalo June 18, 2008 2:53 pm

    g-nalo – A-Joe is the master…we are just the shoo-wap shoo-wap guys.

    ohhh, so we’re supposed to be shoowapping in sync……………now if only i can learn to cabbage patch across the room………………….

  233. Kazz June 18, 2008 2:58 pm


    June 18th, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    Hey, isn’t UH celebrating it’s centennial anniversary?? maybe the students need to follow what they do in the Philippines.



    Don’t give the football team any ideas.

  234. homey ® June 18, 2008 2:59 pm

    g-nalo – with your height I think this would be better for you.


  235. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:06 pm

    g-nalo – I was j/k. Didn’t mean to insult with my response. At the last Bon Jovi concert I went to I started drinking in the parking lot and the rest of the night was a blur. That was the best concert though! I would love to see them again and my fave song is definitely “Wanted Dead or Alive” because of the acoustic sound.

  236. January Jones June 18, 2008 3:07 pm

    gigi HOT

  237. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:09 pm

    homey – We’ll just hang out there and see what happens. Ronnie wants to go to see some of the players. Scouting!

    Maybe we can sneak her into Mack’s office or Donovan’s so that she can talk to him about streaming live on the internet.

  238. homey ® June 18, 2008 3:14 pm

    I don’t see why OC16 can’t stream the games on the internet. They already do that with HS games.

  239. g-nalo June 18, 2008 3:17 pm

    g-nalo – I was j/k. Didn’t mean to insult with my response. At the last Bon Jovi concert I went to I started drinking in the parking lot and the rest of the night was a blur. That was the best concert though! I would love to see them again and my fave song is definitely “Wanted Dead or Alive” because of the acoustic sound.

    phew! ok very good Rob.

    actually on reflection, thought i might’ve insulted you??!! good to know you have a sense of humor, just in case later on………..hehe

  240. SteveM June 18, 2008 3:21 pm

    homey ®:
    June 18th, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    WM is going! I can hear American Woman in the background…

    homey: WarriorMojo’s signature song is “Back in the USSR”– he’s real good.

    g-nalo you probably OK for the buffet since Al usually orders extra just in case.

    What time are you coming, WarriorMojo?

  241. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:21 pm

    homey – she wants to see the clinics and spring/fall camps streaming. She already contacted HawaiianTelCom about that. They can only do what is televised.

    Hey then they could stream the Tsaiko tailgates and CCs!

  242. homey ® June 18, 2008 3:22 pm

    g-nalo – If I was you I’d still watch my back. Some people you never know… 😯

  243. Kazz June 18, 2008 3:27 pm

    Bon Jovi?

    Oh they were the folks that had their tunes released on those shiny disks right?


    “Wanted Dead or Alive” was one of the first songs I learned to play on guitar.

    “Livin’ On A Prayer” will forever be a karaoke classic. Gotta get multiple involved on the chorus tho!!!

  244. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:27 pm

    Whatever homey….I’m gonna take down your server!

  245. Kazz June 18, 2008 3:29 pm

    Oooohhhhhh 3 months we’re there!!!!



  246. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:29 pm

    KAZZ – you play Guitar Hero?


  247. homey ® June 18, 2008 3:30 pm

    Rob25 – I think Ronnie is out of luck. Someone like XLiz would have to video it and then host it somewhere.

    Speaking of XLiz, hope all is well or will be well! I wonder what type of procedure you are getting??? I’ll take a guess…hair removal.

  248. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:31 pm

    Nice ad lib KAZZ

    And I thought that ST was the poet.

  249. homey ® June 18, 2008 3:33 pm

    Kazz – Last KC I went to James was Jon Bon Jovi and me, A-Joe, and g-nalo sang the chorus. I lip sync’d though…

  250. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:34 pm

    homey – You are lucky that Liz isn’t reading this right now! You rascal buggah!

  251. SteveM June 18, 2008 3:34 pm

    Kazz — you play geeetar? How come you never came to a karaoke call? Most players sing…well, except me… but the first song I learned how to play was “Today and “Pipeline”, followed by “House of the Rising Sun through “Light My Fire”…. Hmmmm, guess what decade that was 🙂

  252. homey ® June 18, 2008 3:35 pm

    Guitar Hero III no more Bon Jovi… 😡

  253. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:36 pm

    BTW KAZZ thanks for bring up the ladies apparel.

    I don’t think that they offer enough either.

    There are a growing number of women who are following all of the sports.

  254. homey ® June 18, 2008 3:38 pm

    Guitar? Ukulele!!! F D7 G7 C.

  255. homey ® June 18, 2008 3:41 pm

    Rob25 – I was going to say something like augmentation or reduction but I thought…I better not let the cat out of the bag. Come Thursday, we’ll see the new XLiz!

  256. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:43 pm

    *walks away in disgust*

    *smiles because he always seems to find something clever to say*

    OK, the dark side is too strong!

  257. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 3:44 pm

    >homey ®:

    >June 18th, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    DPK!?!? pfffft, buggah no can even ride one scootah! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    I had a baaaad experience with scooter once. Changed my life. Besdies, I won’t have to chase homey. Just wait until he’s had a couple of shots of CR.

  258. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 3:46 pm

    You can win a battle with homey but you’ll never win the war. Take it from one who’s learned.

  259. Rob25 June 18, 2008 3:46 pm

    Obi Wan (ie DPK) you’re here to save the day!

  260. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 3:47 pm

    Some great numbers on the lifts. How common is it to find an RB who can run as fast and squat as much as Heun?

  261. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2008 3:49 pm

    Don’t worry Rob, homey won’t be here much longer. He has to go to work soon. We’ll be safe then. 😉

  262. homey ® June 18, 2008 3:53 pm

    Rob25 – Think happy thoughts…as Bobby McFerrin would say, “Don’t worry be happy”…then walk away in disgust. 😆

    DPK – You did? Was it Jesus’ scooter?

  263. homey ® June 18, 2008 3:54 pm

    Okay, time to get ready for work…

  264. g-nalo June 18, 2008 3:55 pm

    g-nalo you probably OK for the buffet since Al usually orders extra just in case.

    thanks SteveM!

    extra’s? ok i’ll sacrifice and make up for the women who no eat. 🙂

  265. Kazz June 18, 2008 4:00 pm


    Exactly, with over 100 Wahines showing up for Coach Heather McMackin’s Clinic, it is a testament to what is happening and what is happening is awesome!!!

    BTW, are any of the Tsaikettes attending this?

  266. Kazz June 18, 2008 4:03 pm

    RE: Bench Press

    Wow Veikune is killing it there!!!

    Suprised to see that Q. Beaver’s stats are not like this:

    Q. Beaver – Bench Press Weight Max = All of Polynesia

  267. Kazz June 18, 2008 4:15 pm


    Yeah I first learned to play guitar in my sophomore year of high school.

    But I can’t make it to most of the karaoke calls, it just coincides with other weekend things planned before and weeknights are pretty much out of the question. I am not really a weekday person for going out and stuff. I am a light sleeper and I have been trying to make sure my gym routine stays consistant plus getting off late and working early the next day does not help much.

    BUT I’ll stop by for a bit tomorrow night to say hi and to drop off Liz’s things. Probably won’t be until after 7 or 8 at the latest tho, but I hear y’all will be keeping the place open till midnight!

  268. Rob25 June 18, 2008 4:16 pm

    KAZZ – I think that I read the other day that there were a couple of them attending.

    I’m going to see if I would, but then again I think that I know more than basics. I could be wrong and think that I know more than I really do. LOL

  269. Kazz June 18, 2008 4:19 pm


    I think it will be ok for those that already know the X’s and O’s and if they have it like the previous coaches clinic, there may be a part of the clinic where everyone will get a chance to share ideas or ask questions about things they we’re 100% sure on.

    With the Mack Pack in charge of this, they will for sure make it a good time for all.

  270. Barry Markowitz June 18, 2008 4:25 pm

    Rich, If the Markowitz Family pops up in the red zone next to Genji at 6:30pm tonite can you say hi/bye to Abe (as you will be LA brothers soon)? I hope I can find a designated handicapped parking so Abe can come in for 5 minutes to say hi/bye to everyone. Cheers, Barry

  271. Bulla June 18, 2008 4:32 pm


    fyi, one of your favorite nephews has tested out at 425 bench and 605 squat and 325 power cleans….point of reference. haha

  272. Bulla June 18, 2008 4:37 pm

    congrats to Abe and his family,

    make us proud, leave it on the field, never look back. good job by Abe’s parents in bringing up a solidy young man.

  273. Bulla June 18, 2008 4:39 pm

    solid young man, sorry, not solidy….my ooops

  274. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 4:40 pm

    Howzit Errybody

  275. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 4:46 pm

    Sheesh how big is R.J Kiesel-Kauhane, he benching more than twice his weight, hope he can get some PT with his cousin Blaze and Crush people.

  276. wafan June 18, 2008 4:46 pm

    Good afternoon everyone!

    Just a quickie to:

    wish sj a happy birthday
    LizK for an uneventful recovery from whatever her procedure is/was
    thank Kevin for his work and trying and best of luck to him
    say goodluck to Abe
    the Beast for a very memorable collegiate career
    the Barry and Bulla clans for strength to let them go to discover their own paths
    bhf2 I wish I were there (I think we already experiencd our summer)
    GG sounds like you enjoyed your trip to the Land of the Rising Sun
    thank Mr. Tsai for the photos — cool

  277. Rob25 June 18, 2008 4:47 pm

    Domo arigato Mrs. A-House for sending the pics. You are so quick and reliable…love you for that!

    I hope that midori7 has recovered. Go Spurs! I have been a big fan of the Spurs since David Robinson and I just love Tim Duncan. Gotta admit that I am a fan of all the Texas teams. Yes, including the Cowboys.

    We’ll talk tomorrow night. Thank you so much for the pics. See ya at Genji’s.

  278. Barry Markowitz June 18, 2008 4:48 pm

    Bulla, i should get a few good “Beast” shots or vid this Fall vs. UH. Last ones I shot he was sacking a QB.

  279. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 4:49 pm

    #260 – Maybe Jake should play LB again and unload on people. Talk about one Katoosh LB corps…OUCH!

  280. wafan June 18, 2008 4:51 pm

    Oh, chit.

    I almost forgot!

    And, to Rich and Ronnie welcome home! Definitely eat some (okay, a lot) for me.


    Hi Margo! If you are lurking. I hope you are doing very well. You really do not have much of a choice — we need all the Warrior fans we can muster and keep!


  281. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 4:51 pm

    Aunty Rob25 – I hope dat no mean SMU is included on your Texas list is it?

  282. Rob25 June 18, 2008 4:52 pm

    FYI About Firefox 3

    I don’t have it, but they were talking about it at the CC yesterday.

  283. Bulla June 18, 2008 4:56 pm

    hey barry,

    i owe you one big time…he’s projected to be in the starting rotation and we’ll see. how you going to act, heart attack….

    thanks again, and if you get a shot or two, you know me….i’ll owe you big big time.

    no chit to chat about

  284. Rob25 June 18, 2008 5:05 pm

    Click on my name to read the article.

  285. Rob25 June 18, 2008 5:09 pm

    Pauoa Boy

    No ways – didn’t like them when they were in the WAC. Can’t stand them since they abandoned…no offense to the coach…can’t cheer for the other teams. Affinity is professional grade only.


  286. Rob25 June 18, 2008 5:11 pm

    Time to go home and cook. Might BBL.

  287. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 5:14 pm

    Uh, Barry, the CC with Rich2176 and Ronnie is tomorrow night.

  288. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 5:15 pm

    I took some photos of R.J. at today’s practice.

  289. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 5:19 pm

    Aunty Rob25 – Thought so, just checking 🙂

  290. LizKauai (Treo) June 18, 2008 5:22 pm

    I am ok. Just resting.

  291. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 5:23 pm

    R. J. must be one pretty thick guy if he benching that much. He only like 5-11 225lbs. and benching 455lbs. dang can we say he is fo shua going be one poi poundah!

    Heard Libre is pretty strong for his size too…

    I wonder who pound for pound is the strongest guy on the team…

  292. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2008 5:24 pm

    Howzit Aunty Liz – get your rest, feel bettah

  293. Barry Markowitz June 18, 2008 5:28 pm

    Mahalo ST, I am a tad bit frazzeled today…found out Abe’s last school forgot to send out his final transcript…and he arrives tommorow at 8:30am. They worked things out with SC a few hours ago. Can you call Rich and ask him if he could meet us at the 7/11 on Wilder at 6:30pm (near Punahou), if he doesn’t have dinner plans at that time? By the way Rich, if you are online, my Dad just called from the hood and said it was 113 degrees in the West Valley (Woodland Hills) today. So lucky you hang out in Hawaii this week. Wow, almost did a premature Genji…how embarassing…but maybe I could have found a parking spot.

  294. Kekoa June 18, 2008 5:34 pm

    Hiya Liz! ~ I’m relieved to hear that you are resting high atop your treo (get down from there!). Let’s hope you are still feeling ok when the good stuff wears off. Happy hump day, see ya soon!

  295. Barry Markowitz June 18, 2008 5:37 pm

    Yeah Hooray, LizK!

  296. wafan June 18, 2008 5:38 pm

    LizK . . .

    When we said to break a leg we did not literally!

    Or did you break something when you were singing?

    I sure hope it is not related to your foot!!!!!!! Dang.

  297. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2008 5:39 pm

    Actually, Rich2176 is on the golf course as we speak.
    E-mail me Abe’s number, and I’ll give it to Rich.

  298. Kekoa June 18, 2008 5:42 pm

    Eh Koakane where you stay Brah?…Found this outta control tap ovah heah that needed an emergency EIS study done. Had to sacrifice some time to plug da flow and siphon off a few pitchas. Braddah man got ’em befoa he lost all his profit! Bwhahaha!

    Talk to you and your crew later about dat scouting session Thursday, befoa Genji’s bash. Laterz!

  299. Stretch June 18, 2008 5:44 pm

    (Jesse) James:
    June 18th, 2008 at 2:13 pm
    Stretch – Did you make more “special” shot glasses for gigi, Ronnie, and Rob25 to take shots out of??? You know, the shot glasses where they yell, “Look ma, no hands!!!” BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Sorry James, as much as I would love to see the Tsaikettes use those “special” glasses, no more. I have regular Tsaiko shot glasses for those who are brave enough to take the Crown shot.

  300. wafan June 18, 2008 5:45 pm

    One more wake up to go! Time to check for cracks.

    See you tomorrow!

  301. Maverick June 18, 2008 5:45 pm

    Hey # 300 !

    Ahh, that doesn’t mean much anymore.

    Did I still win a autographed football?

  302. Kekoa June 18, 2008 5:49 pm

    wafan ~ Check my post yestaday…about Liz literally breaking her leg..almost same-o-same as what I said! Copy cat, mongoose rat! Eh?…maybe us guys when put da Kahuna on her and dats why she ‘N up wit bad Luau feet!

    Wow – Lau lau, I bettah kuli kuli befoah sum ting else happen…auwe!

  303. Kekoa June 18, 2008 5:53 pm

    Maverick – Reaching 300 now wins you all the deleted photos from ST’s old camera.

  304. lab rat June 18, 2008 6:06 pm

    If UH gets $600,000 do the make money on the trip to Florida?

  305. Barry Markowitz June 18, 2008 6:14 pm

    ST, Mahalo. Shy Abe is not so shy. You can tell Rich that Abe has two very nice looking, very personable classmate young ladies over for what was to be a 1/2 hour BBQ. Now it looks like Rich is probably restoring his electrolytes, while Abe will now extend his bye bye with the girls. Don’t worry LizK, Taffy and Catalina are chapperones…but became quite delighted when one said she is going to Welsley College to study to become an MD, Cardiologist. He will see you in LA Rich..

  306. Kekoa June 18, 2008 6:17 pm

    lab rat ~

    At today’s airline rates, that 600K is good for a down payment. Did you see where they’ll be charging for what used to be free soda? Sheesh what a rip!

  307. gigi-hawaii © June 18, 2008 6:21 pm

    too bad they cannot fly Japan Airlines. The beverages are free, including wine, beer, juice, water, and sodas. And the attendants don’t turn you down when you request a 2nd beer!

  308. NYUH June 18, 2008 7:04 pm

    So far only one ESPN game
    Fri., Oct. 17 Hawaii at Boise State 8 p.m. ESPN

  309. Kekoa June 18, 2008 7:48 pm

    NYUH ~ Thanks for the link. Some interesting match-ups. Too bad UH got the shaft. Hmmm…mebbe it’s time for da coconut wireless from Kapolei to take a crew from the Hawaiian Nation and bring some UH football into the homes manuahi…and who den fine out who don’t like it!!

  310. Kekoa June 18, 2008 7:50 pm

    Hah?!…dats not wat I meant!…should be, “AND WHO DON’T LIKE IT!”

  311. NYUH June 18, 2008 8:28 pm


    Well hopefully they will add some games after the upsets at Florida and Oregon State. But I’ll definitely be subscribing to ESPN Gameplan.

  312. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 8:38 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    A House
    plane suppose to leave Hilo 430 so eta 6:25pm at Genji’s. knock on wood.

    10-4 on da bannah.

    I hope I read you right. Maybe I get to meet Derrick. Only mean
    da positive for da bradda,l if he’s da media guy.

    yu guyz not goin beleeve who wen call me today. Das right, 1 UH tix peep.
    1 smuut silk tongue tita on da phone, had me lickin crums off da floor by da time she finish she wen sell me 2 season tix CC orange row 4 seat 2 row 5 seat 2, right next to da bottom ah da UH tunnel. woot woot wooot!!!

    i gets to hang da bannah owah deyah! SHUA MADE MY DAY, DAS A FAK!!!!

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!!

  313. bighilofan2 June 18, 2008 8:48 pm

    so I kept tellin her ST said nice tings about Watanabe and she kept puttin me on hold and movin me closah to da braddas an an taut i wuz 25 years old again….

    an i told her nevah mind about da Fla tix cuz my fren LizK wen hook me up already an if i waited 4 UH i would be old and grey. Den I told her i was old an greay…
    den i told her i get 5 tix from Fla since 4/21 and yu guyz still nevah call me yet, and she put me on hold again an an I taut i wuz 25 again. 😀

    i no kea. i goin Florida wit my frenz an family. an i stay feelin like Vaughn. an an


  314. Garret June 18, 2008 9:20 pm

    Gigi and soccer fans might like this article.

    STEVE Nash, who could have played professional soccer instead of basketball, is putting together an all- star soccer match for charity on June 25 at Nike Field on Stanton Street. The “Showdown in China town” will feature four-time World Cup star Claudio Reyna, Liverpool greats Steve McManaman and Robbie Fowler, plus Nash’s fellow NBA stars Raja Bell, David Lee and Baron Davis. They’ll party later at Replay in SoHo, where Sotheby’s Hugh Hildesley will auction off such priceless experiences as shooting hoops with Nash or training hard-core with Reyna’s Red Bulls.

  315. Garret June 18, 2008 9:22 pm

    British bookies are one of the happiest groups about how Tiger will miss the rest of the golf season.

    Hours before the announcement, the William Hill bookmaker spokesman Rupert Adams jokingly had told interviewers his office would feel “very relieved” if Woods “decided to take the rest of the year off.”

    That’s mainly because of a specialty William Hill offered, allowing punters to bet early in the year on Woods winning all four golf majors. It started at 50-1 and got enough play to drop to 8-1, then to 4-1 after Woods didn’t win the Masters and William Hill changed the bet to three majors.

    Had Woods won the British Open and the PGA Championship, the single hit would have run about $400,000.

    “I feel guilty having said it now,” Adams said Wednesday night. “Obviously when Tiger goes in for any major tournament and wins, the bookies as a whole take an absolute hammering.”

  316. Garret June 18, 2008 9:23 pm

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

    Material designed that can actually redirect sounds and can shield objects from noise. The acoustic cloaking device has obvious applications–hiding ships from sonar, getting rid of street noise from a building, making buildings quiet even when they are surrounded by freeways or are in the path of an airport.

  317. Garret June 18, 2008 9:24 pm

    British interest in the 3G iPhone is 4x the interest they had for the 2G iPhone. This is no surprise to me because not only will the iPhone have much faster data rates, but it is being HEAVILY subsidized. The 2G iPhone cost up to $526…the 3G iPhone will be *free* for those with a qualifying cellular plan.

  318. Garret June 18, 2008 9:24 pm

    Amazing that China uses 45% of the cement used in the world! Each year China adds the equivalent amount of city of 1 to 1.5 times of Los Angeles.

  319. Garret June 18, 2008 9:25 pm

    Article about how high gas prices have airlines headed to a “catastrophe”.

  320. Garret June 18, 2008 9:26 pm

    Coke is reducing its bottle size from 20 ounces to 16 ounces.

  321. Garret June 18, 2008 9:26 pm

    Free play links pau.

  322. Peaches June 18, 2008 9:46 pm


    Current info and area map at…

    Buffet dinner starts at around 6:30 PM. Runs until 7:45 PM (approximate).

    You can order ala carte from the pupu menu at your own expense until midnight.

    warning: soft drinks cost more than some beers 🙁

    For those who have not been to Genji before:
    – enter via parking lot door –the white canopy entrance
    – karaoke song requests are written on provided paper chits
    – the English/Hawaiian karaoke song listing is in blue plastic binders
    – Korean, Filipino, Chinese, etc. song books available — ask waitress
    – the entire karaoke cost is covered so don’t hesitate to request songs

    Al is the cashier and will be collecting the $25 for the buffet dinner and $5 from all others. Please try to bring exact change.

    Only homey can bring his own pillow.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    OK, show of hands… who is taking vacation or taking off on Friday? 🙂

  323. SteveM June 18, 2008 9:53 pm

    Suggested Attire: Tsai-ko black shirts and tops or Casual attire with name tags (shorts and slippers OK).

  324. Jason June 18, 2008 11:12 pm

    Glad to see that LizKauai is resting. Take care of yourself, okay? I made sure to mention you in our prayer requests tonight, along with Abe and Ryan.

    Getting excited for tomorrow. So if no more parking for koakane, I can leave him to drive around after he drop me off? 😉

  325. LizKauai June 18, 2008 11:47 pm

    What a coupleadays!

    Short story- it was an internal thing and nothing to worry about after most is said and done. Lab report meeting next week.

    I will be able to attend tomorrow’s festivities.
    I kona ko to sleep tonite early now, tho.

    OREGON STATE GAME ATTENDEES- We still need one more ticket for our little group. please let me know if you can add one on to your group and we can shuffle people latahs. Mahalo! lizkauai at gmail dot com.

  326. Jason June 18, 2008 11:53 pm

    Good to hear, Liz. Glad to see you’ll be here with us tomorrow.

    I need to post this again — I’m updating my contact info, and I need everybody’s e-mail addresses. If you could, please send me an e-mail at jnagaoka (at) hawaii.rr.com with your blog name and your preferred e-mail address. If you have multiple preferred addresses, please list all of them. Mahalo!

    In particular, I need Barry Markowitz to e-mail me. My friend has exhausted his discounts, so I need your help. 🙂

  327. Kekoa June 19, 2008 12:04 am

    Wait Liz! Check your email 1st, before you crash Kealoha!

  328. L10pc June 19, 2008 12:34 am

    Hi SteveM…if I can get my family issues worked out, can I just pop in for the post buffet shift?

  329. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 19, 2008 12:35 am

    A quick post before heading back across las montanas ( need a little squiggly thingee over the second n) or Na Ko`olau as we say here in Hawai`i:

    LIZ: Glad to hear that you’re okay. Hope you’re arrive early early enough to meet up before I take off by 6:15 pm. Sniff – but I guess that means I’ll miss Da Big Guy from Hilo.

    NiteNite – hate the fact that conference planners assume that everyone is staying at the hotel.

  330. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 19, 2008 12:37 am


    you’re = you

  331. HiFlyer June 19, 2008 12:42 am

    Peaches: Who’s taking off on Friday? Me, not that I’ll need to but why make it a long weekend.

  332. Jason June 19, 2008 12:50 am

    WassupDoc: You can type &ntilde; for ñ, and ā for ā.

  333. Jason June 19, 2008 12:52 am

    That is, ā for ā. See my site’s XHTML tutorial (under Misc) for more details.

  334. Jason June 19, 2008 12:52 am

    Gah, it won’t show. Read my tutorial if you want to know how to type ā. 😀

  335. Kekoa June 19, 2008 12:53 am

    Hi!…Flyer – Good to see you take time to stop by for the Hail and Fairwell on Tuesday. Are you coming to the Ronnie & Rich Rock ‘n Roll Party?

  336. bighilofan2 June 19, 2008 12:55 am


    an why you asking? 😀 if I can see straight.
    i get business meeting 9 am Friday. Does that count for me say I workin Friday?

    i get my black blue orange Tshirt wit da King Tigah, but wuz tinkin ah da all black silkie, size large, so i open da opu buttons fo get da look. 😯

    heh heh heh 😯 ;shock: 😯

  337. HiFlyer June 19, 2008 12:57 am

    Kekoa: yup see there.

  338. bighilofan2 June 19, 2008 1:04 am

    dang Doc,

    an I taut yu wuz gonna sing! 😆

    hahd fo get LizK to sing wen she jus wen pau
    internal proseegah… 😀

  339. HiFlyer June 19, 2008 1:10 am

    See u there

  340. Kekoa June 19, 2008 1:29 am

    bhf2 – Us Guys wuz tinking you goin’ be in a tigah mood, aftah you park yo canoe, so we go make gunpowdah trail to Ala Wai to light da way for you. Gotta be careful, get plenny methane coming from da canal! Going make Bash Blast to fire up da Warriors!

  341. bighilofan2 June 19, 2008 1:44 am


    howzit howzit. lookin forward to tomorrow nite.
    c u dayah.

    y not goin beleeve, but its true. gotta go work so can go play.
    c u

  342. Garret June 19, 2008 4:03 am

    The Big East is no longer affiliated with the Texas Bowl–that doesn’t surprise me because they had 7 bowl spots and just 8 teams in their conference. C-USA took the Big East’s spot. Interesting that Navy is the backup option if the Big 12 doesn’t have enough bowl eligible teams for all of their spots (which happened last year).

    The Big East Conference has parted ways with the Texas Bowl and will be replaced by Conference USA the next two years, a college football official said Wednesday.

    The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because a formal announcement will be made today, said the bowl also has reached an agreement to add independent Navy. The Big 12 Conference will remain affiliated with the bowl.

    The date of this year’s game has been changed to Dec. 30 at Reliant Stadium.

  343. Garret June 19, 2008 4:07 am

    Article about why coaches and Presidents of BCS schools prefer the current system over a playoff.

    “I know eventually because of public pressure and economics that we probably at some point in time are going to go to some kind of playoff system,” Mangino said. “But I hope it doesn’t affect the bowls. I think the bowls are unique to college football.”

    In May, conference commissioners from the Big 12, Big East, Big Ten and Pac-10 announced there would be no vote on the plus-one proposal by Southeastern Conference commissioner and former BCS coordinator Mike Slive. The SEC and the ACC were the only leagues willing to continue the discussion.

    So what’s standing in the way?

    Primary among the reasons presidents have given in the past is academics. More specifically, final exams occur in mid-December, when a playoff system would begin. Players preparing for a bowl a month down the road study just fine with a week off from football; if they had to begin weekly game prep immediately, taking finals would be much tougher.

    And while teams from the NCAA’s lower divisions do compete in playoffs each mid-December, the money those schools earn from their playoffs is infinitesimal compared to the bowl payouts and postseason television contracts. Bowl Subdivision presidents see no reason to make their student-athletes work that much harder for minimal financial gain.

    “If you think the playoff system is going to be fun for the kids, except for the team that wins the final game, we’d all be kidding ourselves,” Patterson said. “You’re talking about six hard days of work, we let them take one day off, somewhere we’ll work finals in between all of it, and then yeah, (one team will) end up as the national championship winner, but there’s not going to be anybody else happy.”

  344. Garret June 19, 2008 4:11 am

    The guy who wrote about superconferences (UH to the Pac-16) wrote another article.

    Yes, I believe there will be some movement in conference affiliations over the next five years, leading toward at least a limited playoff system, perhaps as soon as 2016.

    No, I do not believe the specific team lineups I presented in that column. Those were simply one scenario of literally hundreds one could come up with if you want to play czar. And if you focused solely on what team was where, I hope you did not miss the point: That key economic factors are lining up that could push us toward the playoff system and the superconference model. And that the reasons this has not already occurred — and they are some good ones — will be overtaken by the compelling reasons to do it.

    Presidents may feel differently after a few years of their budgets being battered from all sides. If the steady stream of bad economic news for universities does not improve (do a Google search on university budget cuts and you will be reading for days), it may actually be irresponsible of the presidents if they DO NOT grab the playoff money and the TV dollars that the superconference model could generate.

    When conferences earned the right through the courts to negotiate their own TV deals in the 1980s, it changed the dynamics of college sports. The most recent Big Ten, SEC and ACC expansions were all driven primarily by TV. If the leagues become network owners, their quest for market share, tier positioning and access to homes likely will become even more predatory.

    The median net loss for a Division I-A athletic program was more than $7 million per year in 2006, according to the NCAA, with only 19 of the 119 I-A programs showing a net profit. Even many of the BCS schools subsidize athletics despite their football programs generally being profitable. Two primary factors drive a looming financial crisis for all athletic departments: Travel costs and scholarship costs. Dramatic increases in these essential expenditures — thanks to rising gas prices and tuition increases — threaten to balloon those subsidies and will put political pressure on adminstrations across the country. If the economy does not improve, conference moves may be seen as answers to revenue questions.

  345. al's grandpuppies June 19, 2008 4:58 am


  346. Bulla June 19, 2008 5:32 am

    good morning tsaikos,

    what a beautiful day….good luck Abe, make us all proud!

    is it thursday yet? ohhhhh, genji genji genji genji as the crowd begins to chant, haha.

  347. Loa June 19, 2008 5:35 am

    morning gang!

    hey Princess – if you are lurking, thanks for all the coverage on the regionals, can’t wait to see your videos again

    everyone have a safe and happy day!

  348. Loa June 19, 2008 5:37 am

    howzit Bulla – how you holding up brah? thanks for protecting the natives, hehe

  349. Stretch June 19, 2008 5:43 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Today is going to be a good day. A round of golf with Rich then off to Genji’s to party like there’s no tomorrow!! Well there IS work (and golf) tomorrow so no can party all night. Hopefully Rich get’s a hole-in-one and drinks will be on him!!!

  350. Loa June 19, 2008 5:53 am

    Stretch – so how many strokes you giving Rich?

  351. Bulla June 19, 2008 6:05 am

    aloha Loa,

    all is well, the beast is settling in. just talked to the coach this morning, everything is going good.

    stretch – tell rich to shoot a 71 today, no need to play the last 6 holes. :):):)

  352. d1shima [sez:] June 19, 2008 6:32 am

    Great Morning All!

    An historic day in Tsaiko-dom. (NOT Tsaikos dumb!)

    Glad to hear that you will be joining us.

    Good news about the Beast.


    al’s grandpuppies,
    yipe yipe grrr ruff ruff yipe!

  353. Bulla June 19, 2008 6:36 am


    mahalo for the prayers

  354. LizKauai June 19, 2008 6:47 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Doc- I should be there before your guys leave.
    Mahalo, everyone, for your prayers and good vibes!

    Hiho- big workday before Genjis!

  355. GMA Honey June 19, 2008 6:49 am

    I am signed up to attend Heather McMackin’s clinic. I will be bringing 2 future Tsaikettes. We want to be able to speak intelligently with the men on game days. We also hope to spock some of those fine looking football players, er, I mean, show our support for the team.

    Go Warriors.

  356. whitey June 19, 2008 6:49 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Tonight is your night to shine and it will be brighter than the full moon. All that howling will be heard across all the islands. Have fun, make memories, and be safe.

  357. MeiLing June 19, 2008 7:01 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    LIZK, Hope you are feeling better!

    Wish I could be there at Genji’s w/ y’all. Someday… I’m sure Ronnie & Rich will have a Tsaiko time. Eat some for me, willya.

    Off to workie.

    Cardinal’s summer camp schedule here at NAU just announced. Putting the practices on my calendar.

  358. koakane™ June 19, 2008 7:01 am

    hey howzit you gorgeous tsaikettes and good looking tsaikos yea especially you bullaman bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    this morning we have a clear blue sky to enjoy a beautiful day in hawaii nei and den tonight will be whoooooooootah

    got to have my kope and slow down befoa get high blood pressa.

  359. Stretch June 19, 2008 7:06 am

    koakane – make sure you drink plenty water today to hydrate the body.

  360. koakane™ June 19, 2008 7:12 am

    shout out to kimo tonight is your night bro heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  361. koakane™ EIS June 19, 2008 7:17 am


    what you like me bring brown wata bottles and drive da cart while you play army with rich. left right left right bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    obtw g-nalo going make appearence before he rushes of to kvillage?

  362. Kekoa June 19, 2008 8:11 am

    Koakane ~ Get a grip my EIS pahtna, we got a lotta suspecting to do at Genji’s. Be sure to check your email, I got da plans insiie.

  363. Bulla June 19, 2008 9:31 am


    you make my heart flutter with your kind words…haha, yeah right. look forward to seeing everyone tonight, it will be EPIC. haha

  364. Bulla June 19, 2008 9:33 am


    have a TSAI – KO – DELIC day, haha…not bad eh koakane, and i no even drink coffee.

  365. A-House June 19, 2008 10:44 am

    I don’t believe it! no posts since 9:33am – weya everybody stay?

  366. July Jones June 20, 2008 6:45 am

    Coach Mack needs to Jump on the Lutu kid and convince him that football will be his ticket to a scholarship. 6-3 195. Thats a good lookin College Free Safety

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