Lakers won’t train here in fall

Here’s another drawback to the delayed announcement of the WAC football schedule, which was released last week: the Los Angeles Lakers won’t have training camp in Hawai‘i this fall.
The Lakers needed to know the available dates to hold training camp and exhibition games here. But they couldn’t get a window in time because they had  to wait for the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team to learn its schedule, and that was on hold while the  WAC football schedule was being crafted.
The Lakers now will train in California. There is a possibility they might train in Hawai‘i in 2010.

* * *

• Shane Austin continues to impress, and it would not be surprising if he exits spring training as at least the co-No. 2 quarterback.
• Inoke Funaki also had his most productive day as a running back. Funaki, who has never clocked faster than 4.6 seconds in the 40, is showing good burst to the outside. Leon Wright-Jackson also is having a good spring.
• Wideout Billy Ray Stutzmann showed quickness on a slant route today. His best play was when he made a tackle on an interception return.
• Lewis Walker was the No. 1 right cornerback, filling in for Jeramy Bryant, who had to take a test.

* * *

Here’s quarterback coach Nick Rolovich’s ring tone:

Give me back that fillet o’ fish, give me that fish /
Give me back that fillet o’ fish, give me that fish /
What if it were you hanging up on this wall /
if it were you in that sandwich /
you wouldn’t be laughing at all!


  1. Aaron April 9, 2009 1:15 am

    more bad news…

  2. Aaron April 9, 2009 1:15 am

    did the WAC hire Herman Frazier as their director of scheduling?

  3. bighilofan2 April 9, 2009 1:23 am

    too bad for our State. Like WAC is doing us a favor all the time?
    Good thing we got Gordy And Chris and Mike on board. at least they’re good news, and in the nick of time.

    so what about GA and the quick release? can he do it? hopinf ao.

  4. cheepono April 9, 2009 1:29 am

    TOP 5!!!

    Cheepono out!

  5. katsa48 April 9, 2009 1:29 am

    woot top 5~!

    off to bed. haha

  6. Pomai April 9, 2009 2:20 am

    So when is Bosie’s er I mean Benson’s contract up??? We need a new guy in there who will look out for ALL the schools.

  7. BigWave96744 April 9, 2009 2:23 am

    Happy Birthday for fomer Kahuku Red Raider and Current Warrior Alema Tachibana….

  8. wafan April 9, 2009 4:05 am

    Top 10!


  9. wafan April 9, 2009 4:09 am

    Let us see if I got this right.

    Boise wants to leave the WAC.

    Hawai’i is the oldest continuing member of the WAC.

    hf screwed Hawai’i.

    Benson came to hf’s rescue.

    Benson graduated from Boise.

    The WAC screwed Hawai’i . . . again.

    See? It all makes sense!

  10. mctruck April 9, 2009 4:15 am

    Well, atleast another of HF’s boy’s is out…..bye Bolla!!!

  11. NYUH April 9, 2009 4:55 am

    I used to do the video for some of the Lakers’ practices in Klum Gym. Worthy, Vlady, Magic Johnson. Knick fan though.

    I think LWJ is one of the most popular Warriors. Hope he can transcend the curse of potential this year.

  12. whitey April 9, 2009 5:44 am

    good morning tsaikos. great evening with the quackers and as in the past came home with more framed waterfowl prints.

  13. whitey April 9, 2009 5:47 am

    somewhere along in the future, it will be necessary for the uh president to urge the wac commissioner that the fb schedule for the year should be done by feb 1st. if he cannot comply, then he should resign.

  14. whitey April 9, 2009 5:49 am

    wafan, is more winter weather on the forecast???

  15. whitey April 9, 2009 5:51 am

    bighilof2, let me know if you need a ride for this weekend. are you staying at maui beach or seaside? most of the tsaikos attedning the scrimmage will be at maui beach. we got some things planned, so want to make sure you are there.

  16. roysan16 April 9, 2009 5:53 am

    Good Morning

    Way to go UH. Clean up crew comes in takes care of the mess. And we move on. And this is the way it should be…and hopefully in the right direction. First HF, and now JB. When the big one departs, and the sooner the better, that in itself will complete the clean up. And that day arriving will be a coveted day, indeed, when we see DM leave. For IMO, UH will be in a better hands with somebody else. We’re already seeing that happen with HF replacement with JD doing a much better job…and likely with JB’s successor …so the next one would be DM’s, which I’m thinking we can’t be any worse off with whomever we hire as the next UH president–and I know that doesn’t speaks well of him, but he’s one that get’s my ire more so than HB and JB combined.

  17. whitey April 9, 2009 5:56 am

    for our maui tsaikos, breakfast sat morning will be at Tasty Crust in Wailuku. time is 8:30 am. we will be using the room on the right when you enter the restaurant. there is another group in there, but they are scheduled to leave before that.

    after the game, we are planning to go to Tiffany’s in Wailuku. it is on lower beach road.

    hope to see our maui tsaikos on sat.

  18. whitey April 9, 2009 5:57 am

    good morning roysan16

  19. whitey April 9, 2009 5:58 am

    roysan, do you live in the waimanalo area??

  20. jm2375 April 9, 2009 6:16 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    roysan – DM is still way better than his predecessor, ED. At least DM hired Chancellor Hinshaw.

  21. wafan April 9, 2009 6:17 am

    whitey . . .

    Thank goodness, no! We are now in for the typical Spring weather. Cool with high clouds and some rain. The apple and cherry blossoms are beautiful!

    It has been about five years since I was last on Maui. The Maui Beach and the Seaside are next to each other. Is that right? Beach on the left; Seaside on the right.

  22. whitey April 9, 2009 6:29 am

    wafan, yes the 2 hotels are still there, except the cost went up like everything else. hard to believe, but at one time not long ago, room was under $15. hoo boy, getting old!!!!!

    the blossoms must be fantastic. got to see the cherry blossoms in Japan back in the 80’s and they sure know how to celebrate. put a goza on the grass, turn on your radio, sip a few hot sake or cold brew, and enjoy the view. yeeeessssshhhh.

  23. wafan April 9, 2009 6:36 am

    whitey . . .

    Do they still have the Maui Select Band Camp and performances? I used to work with the kids and Mr. E. Matsushita back in the ’70’s.

  24. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2009 6:42 am

    The WAC’s schedule is mostly delayed because of ESPN.
    ESPN decides which games and matchups it wants.
    Then the WAC has to fill in the pukas. That’s not an easy thing.
    But the importance of exposure — ESPN’s coverage for recruiting and credibility — means having to wait. Sometimes the collateral damage is something like the Lakers’ camp.

  25. bighilofan2 April 9, 2009 6:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.


    ahem ahem….

    looking forward to this weekend. gotta make plans today. will let you know. i’ll get your cel from your sis.

    envy you guyz watching the practices. i get mine this Sat.

    btw, great idea whitey about our Pres and the WAC Commish. I do not know why the WAC gotta keep having the stereotype of last minute Charlie, like slow slow slow…. s…llll….oooooo….wwwwwww. 😀

  26. whitey April 9, 2009 6:45 am

    holy mackeral!!! you know the “blind man”!! i don’t think they have that program anymore as ed in now retired along with many of the old band instructors. he is now into wood carving and making wood items. i don’t think he goes tako diving too often and that is where he got his name from because he could not see the tako. his daughter is a teacher at the local hs and teaches japanese.

  27. whitey April 9, 2009 6:47 am

    bhf2, sounds good.

  28. djmitcho April 9, 2009 6:54 am

    Good Morning everybody! One more day closer da weekend.

    My dad is a member of DU and lives on Lana’i, so I’m wondering if you know him

  29. bighilofan2 April 9, 2009 6:57 am


    i do NOT understand that …. like, if WAC sets the schedule, and ESPN wants to move a game usually set for a Sat eve/day or a Fri eve/day, to say a Wed., why gotta hold up the rest of the show? In this day and age, gotta get the slo pokes on the job. The Commish gotta speak up for all us. ESPN always get the clout to move things to make/break us its sad dat year after year we gotta wait till late March to find out dat Fall WAC seaspm starts late Sept and ends in November.

    you do the math. 😀

    how much $$ ESPN giving us to hold things up? I might change my mind if we’re talking :mrgreen:

  30. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 7:01 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Ahhh… new opportunities (annoddah way to look at change and challenge) abound!

    Have a GREAT day, errybodee!

  31. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 7:02 am

    wafan- the coffee blossoms are sweetening the air on Kauai 😉

  32. whitey April 9, 2009 7:12 am

    djmitcho, i know quite a few people on Lanai cause i used to do the store inspections. first time there, neva know that all the stores close for siesta and the only place open was wong’s. so go to wong’s and watch the piute game. no play with them cause they are pros. hahahahaahha.

  33. whitey April 9, 2009 7:15 am

    djmitcho. those were the days when pineapple was king and i was truly sadden when they closed shop. had many friends at dole lanai. still go to lanai for deer or mouflon and am scheduled to go the first weekend in may for deer. might see a house’s brother there. he goes there to hunt from kauai.

  34. Colomaohana April 9, 2009 7:18 am

    Good morning Tsai-ko Ohana!

  35. whitey April 9, 2009 7:19 am

    ok gang, it is time to get ready for breakfast of champions and meet duffer to update this weekend. also got game this pm along with the usual activities which means that my spacecraft’s guidance system better be working so i can get home. have a great day and may my friend, sunshine, bring you good health and smiles.

  36. Kekoa April 9, 2009 7:23 am

    Not a Good Morning Tsaiko’s! I overslept this AM…missed going to fb practice! I feel bad ’cause Pops was all dressed and ready to go. Reselrazelfrats! Now I’ve given a certain celebratty Tsaiko reason to talk stink about me all day today.

    Note to UKU: Enjoy da Warriors practice, safe journey to big island and beyond. See you in Vegas!

  37. djmitcho April 9, 2009 7:25 am

    if you hunt on Lanai, you would have definitely known my uncle Kazu, he was game warden for a long time. he passed last fall.

  38. Kekoa April 9, 2009 7:32 am

    BHF2 ~ Are you going to Maui without your body guard? The darkside tour in Whitey’s ride is for mature audiences only. Bring a note from Susan.

  39. whitey April 9, 2009 7:36 am

    djmitcho, another holy mackeral!!!! i knew your uncle personally and he is the one that showed me what the hale was all about. you not going believe this, but his relative, d and b kato, have a house across the street from me. the old military jeep that he had used to belong to one of my breakfast gang. amazing how small the world is!!!!!! got to go.

  40. jojo ® April 9, 2009 7:44 am

    wafan, what a funny way to summarize it. But with ST’s explanation, it’s weird to think that it was the television’s screw up. Does that mean that TV is bad for you?

  41. Kekoa April 9, 2009 7:49 am

    jojo ~ Too much TV gives you wrinkles around your eyes from squinting at all the reality shows like Da Braddahs!

  42. madeinhawaii April 9, 2009 7:55 am

    Is there anyone from Hawaii who works for the WAC office?

  43. koakane™ April 9, 2009 8:02 am

    patnah no worry took uku to darkside last night maybe be no make um.

    oh e kala mai hello how everybody 8) have a good day

  44. addahknowjoe April 9, 2009 8:04 am

    If at some point in time for no apparent reason your madda neva give you lickenz with the Hot Wheels Tracks on this day, even afta all da stupid stuff you just did, that can only mean one thing:

    You spesho today!

    Happy Birthday to the 9th of April crew.

    Gmornin Gangy!

  45. koakane™ April 9, 2009 8:07 am

    ajoe its where you at that your there

  46. Kekoa April 9, 2009 8:10 am

    A-Joe ~ Was there a subliminal msg built into that birthday remindah? Something you might have mentioned last night as they announced ‘last call?’ Hmmmmm?

  47. addahknowjoe April 9, 2009 8:11 am

    KK Wea eva you go, dea you stay?

    Gmornin’ Hawaiian

  48. Kekoa April 9, 2009 8:12 am

    I have it on good authority that a certain tselect group of Tsaiko’s were seen and heard at a Karaoke Bar until the wee hrs.

  49. PowderPuff April 9, 2009 8:17 am

    Good morning, Tsaikos! The Lakers not coming for training camp is a huge bummer, especially for a particular hotel. That’s okay…our Warriors will make us forget about the purple and gold this fall.

  50. addahknowjoe April 9, 2009 8:19 am

    Kekoa- Uhhh… no wuz me.

    I just thought: didn’t everyone’s mom seem to be within arms reach of an orange Hot Wheels Track?

    Or at least one guava stick.


    Hope all is well in the ceded lands.

    PowderPuff You ready fo represent this weekend? =)

  51. Mr Colomaohana April 9, 2009 8:21 am

    what up tsaikos.
    the lakers no need wait for the wac schedule, which is already wacked. get plenty courts on the west side. even aala park is good.
    we can work something out.
    have a good day, be safe from the psychos.

  52. koakane™ April 9, 2009 8:24 am

    eh no was me I think but if was me I was not dea cause someone told me

    how you pp wait that no sound to good yea ok how you powder puff

  53. Piper's son April 9, 2009 8:26 am

    Hey Whitey! You wrote “(I went) to wong’s and watch the piute game. no play with them cause they are pros. ”

    You make me feel so old!

    I remember playing with Tom Okino, Mustard, those guys on the front of the Lanai Inn and they taught me how to play piute!

  54. koakane™ April 9, 2009 8:26 am

    mr. c like say you guy doing supa job keep the freeway safe. mahalo my bruddah

  55. Kekoa April 9, 2009 8:27 am

    A-Joe ~ KK is soaking his head right now as he prepares to make a late appearance at his appointed place of employment. Reports of he and several assistants sampling drinking establishments in the Nu’uanu area have been confirmed.

    As you know he is a certified EIS inspector and it is his duty to pull these unannounced inspections at these establishments from time to time. Kinda gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling all over, huh?!

  56. PowderPuff April 9, 2009 8:29 am

    A-Joe, YES! I ready…is it Saturday, yet?

  57. Stretch April 9, 2009 8:30 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    You guys talking about Saturday already?? Geez, we need to take one day at a time.

  58. Mr Colomaohana April 9, 2009 8:33 am

    no prob. its my job to keep everyone safe in dis crazy island and the world wide web.
    i keep kekoa house safe too. i heard get liquid events there once in a while. got to protect the necessities.

  59. Kekoa April 9, 2009 8:37 am

    Ok…time to go check in with the security guards at KHS entrance gate near my hale. They keep the peace in the neighborhood, and the kids from ackin’ up. We stay tuned for saftey.

  60. roysan16 April 9, 2009 8:43 am

    Here’s a link for Masters viewing on line.

    The above link shows a menu of NCAA baseball games, hopefully they’ll show the UH-Nevada series (keep an eye out for)

    whitey, no, not from waimanalo. presently living in Kaneohe, but grew up in Kailua. My not so fondest memory of Waimanalo, though, was the time I was casually snorkeling out by Waimanalo Beach and I swam into a huge turtle that scared the living daylights out of me. Except from that one encounter with the turtle, I have but nothing but nice memories of Waimanalo….. reminiscing, I feel a deep sense of serenity looking up at the closeness of the koolaus and the surrounding ocean in Waimanalo– unlike anywhere else in the islands.

  61. addahknowjoe April 9, 2009 8:44 am

    Good point Mr C. Get choke courts to choose from.

    Kekoa I told James from now on if anyone asks how you today, jus say, “Ho- not good. I feelin’ all KK today.” (While saying that make the shaka sign, put your thumb by your lips and tilt your hand up couple times. Can close your eyes and raise your eye brows too if you like for da full effect)

  62. madeinhawaii April 9, 2009 8:52 am


    For the full effect, in addition to the above you gotta try sign your name in the air with your butt at the same time.

  63. addahknowjoe April 9, 2009 9:03 am

    MIH I think that’s what Bolla tried to do and ended up kicking his player. Think he ran into trouble while trying to sign that second L.

    Double butt loops are tuff to sign if you don’t have the proper stance to begin with.

  64. Kazz April 9, 2009 9:22 am

    Prayers to the teammates, friends, and family of Nick Adenhart, rookie pitcher for the Angels.

    Proof positive that life can be unjust at times. Once my brother and mother were struck by someone that also ran a red light and had a suspended license. Luckily for our family nothing really came out of it other than a few hours in the hospital and the loss of a cherry 1982 mustang, but this kid Nick Adenhart was just a passenger, just started his 4th MLB game last night, and fell victim to some punk driving with a suspended license for a prior DUI.

    This is lame.

  65. SteveM April 9, 2009 9:28 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Going to the 2009 LaTech, Idaho, Reno, or SJSU games this year? The Tsai-ko plans & logistics page for these road games is posted at…

    Please post here or email if you plan to attend any of these games. Names & number at this stage so everyone can see who else is going. Later, more details such as hotel, ETA, etc. as it develops so the attendees can plan cattle call/tailgate location and time.

    Looks like the San Jose game (Nov. 21) is going to be the 2nd largest road gathering this year.

  66. MeiLing April 9, 2009 9:29 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    I overslept, too, but it was from drinking kope last night keeping me up till 2:30 am. I had good intentions of getting to practice, since I’m not getting to Maui. Dang! Hi to Pops & Diana!

  67. wafan April 9, 2009 9:32 am

    whitey . . .

    Yep. That is the guy! What an incredible teacher. I really tried to model my instructional techniques on his style of mixing the humor with high expectations. Sounds like you know the old directors well. Is Clyde still teaching?

  68. wafan April 9, 2009 9:33 am

    Liz . . .

    Never smelled coffee blossoms. I like the smell of fresh coffee grounds, though. Opening the brand new #10 can and taking a hit of the aroma was one of my favorite things. I know, weird.

  69. wafan April 9, 2009 9:34 am

    Powderpuff . . .

    It is never okay to forget about the Purple and Gold. Oh, wait. You meant the Lakers. Okay, then.

  70. wafan April 9, 2009 9:34 am

    jojo . . .

    I watch the news. I guess that is bad for anyone.

  71. wafan April 9, 2009 9:37 am

    Sad about the Angles’ pitcher. Prayers to his family. That fool that ran the light needs a lot of help, too. He will have to live with what he did to destroy the lives of so many.

  72. wafan April 9, 2009 9:45 am

    UW’s Spring practices are open to the public. Sadly, not many, if any, are there watching. Well, except for Mike Holmgren.

  73. Mauiboy April 9, 2009 9:49 am

    Damn, Mr Matsushita was my band teacher at Lihikai School.
    I went to one of those band camps at Camp Maluhia.

  74. wafan April 9, 2009 9:51 am

    The M’s and their brand new skipper (Wakamatsu) are 2-2. The guys are really playing hard for him. Wakamatsu is pretty low-key but appears to be able to motivate.

  75. who da guy April 9, 2009 9:55 am

    GOOD!!!! The fakers should stay in LA.

  76. las vegas April 9, 2009 10:02 am

    Not sure of the economic impact of losing the Lakers will be to Hawaii,
    but LV always seems to draw a crowd everytime an exibition game is played here.

  77. wafan April 9, 2009 10:07 am

    LV?!?!?! During the day? You doing okay?

  78. las vegas April 9, 2009 10:08 am

    I actually lurk more than I post.
    back into the shadows…………

  79. Duster April 9, 2009 10:29 am

    Help Wanted – UH Basketball Head Coach (Women)

    Posted on the UH website yesterday, posting closes on April 24th:

    Advertiser article quoted Alika Smith saying that he was going to apply, but I don’t think he has the minimum 5 years experience coaching at the college or university level.

    Any applicants here?

  80. Mr Colomaohana April 9, 2009 10:31 am

    Howzit up in the northwest?
    Anything new or good?

  81. Kekoa April 9, 2009 10:41 am

    LV ~ Feeling like it’s time to scratch that ‘itch’ and make a quick visit to glitter town. Closed a profitable position in Soybeans even as the trend is still to the upside!…(gotta leave sumting fo’ bait)…Should be ready to close the door on Jun T-Bonds soon, for a little more spending money.

    I figure after the Easter Bunny leaves town, they’ll be some loose machines on the casino floor. Time to sweep those coins out…or am I jez dreaming?

  82. (Jesse)James April 9, 2009 11:12 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…busy day…have to esme…be back later though…

    A-Joe…yeah, tried using that a couple times this week…only thing is, nobody in my office knows what KK means….LMAO

  83. djmitcho April 9, 2009 11:20 am

    Howzit Mr. C
    nah…nothing new here.

  84. truegreen April 9, 2009 11:39 am


    Alika has the required 5 years if you count his experience as an assistant at UH-Hilo and at UH-Manoa.

  85. Loa April 9, 2009 11:50 am

    howzit gang!

    Stephen – hahaha, you know what would be another cool ringtone,
    the five dollar footlong song from subway

  86. LizKauai [Believer] April 9, 2009 11:54 am

    Protesters be doggonned- proud to be from da wessai where people act like Tsai-kos…

  87. LizKauai [Believer] April 9, 2009 11:58 am

    Just for fun-
    GO SHARK!!!,28360,,00.html?bcnn=yes

  88. Duster April 9, 2009 12:05 pm

    Thanks, truegreen. Forgot that Alika was on Jeff Law’s staff.

    He’s just gotta watch what he says or how he says things. In the Advertiser article, he was quoted as saying “Even if its the women’s team[.]” It can be taken the wrong way.

  89. homey ℞ April 9, 2009 12:34 pm

    Anyone go to fb practice today? How was it? Did they practice the 2-minute drill where Malcolm Lane catches the winning touchdown? Anyone? Bueller?

  90. Committed Road Warrior April 9, 2009 12:43 pm


    Some of you might feel differently, but as one of the 8,000+ in Arizona State’s graduating class next month, I was enraged when I read this article in the local paper. So much for ethics:

    With rights to six tickets and no desire to see President Barack Obama address Arizona State University’s commencement, Mike Rogers’ business schooling kicked in: He posted his tickets on Craigslist and planned to sell them to the highest bidder.

    He isn’t the only graduate trying to sell or trade tickets to the May 13 ceremony. Craigslist and eBay have an assortment of ads offering tickets for up to $200 or as low as a 30-pack of beer apiece.

    That’s drawn the ire of university officials, who say selling the tickets violates the school’s code of conduct. In responses to the ads, they’re threatening to revoke sellers’ tickets and subject them to administrative penalties.

    “It sort of cheapens the dignity of the event to sell tickets,” said Sharon Keeler, an ASU spokeswoman.

    According to school policy, tickets to event can’t be sold, traded, bartered, assigned or transferred in any way.

    No one has tickets yet; they’ll be distributed later this month. Graduating students can request up to six, including one for themselves, by submitting names to the university.

  91. Committed Road Warrior April 9, 2009 12:44 pm

    Link to article quoted in post #90:

  92. Mr Colomaohana April 9, 2009 12:47 pm

    download free ringtones here

  93. LizKauai [Believer] April 9, 2009 12:48 pm

    CRW- Congrats! nevah mine da lolos… 😆

  94. Mr Colomaohana April 9, 2009 12:51 pm

    cyber crimes up, Hawaii 8th in nation.
    becareful with identity and forgery crimes.
    also be extra careful when sharing profile on myspace , facebook and twitter.

  95. homey ℞ April 9, 2009 12:52 pm

    CRW – You were enraged because they aren’t allowed to sell the tickets or because they are trying to make some bucks selling the tickets?

  96. homey ℞ April 9, 2009 12:53 pm

    Hey there Mr. C. Did by chance the lady of your house who thinks she is the boss pass along my email to you?

  97. Committed Road Warrior April 9, 2009 12:55 pm

    Thanks, Liz!

    If anything, I’m probably not even going to go to see the President’s commencement speech because:

    1. I still gotta go to work that night.
    2. I don’t want to deal with the traffic, parking, and security search hassles, and odds are they’ll probably shut down the area’s light-rail system during that time since it runs right next to the commencement site.
    3. It’ll likely be live on local TV anyway.

  98. Mr Colomaohana April 9, 2009 12:57 pm

    howzit homey.
    no email yet. what are the contents?

  99. homey ℞ April 9, 2009 1:00 pm

    Mr. C – Just the email address so you can inform (J)J and I on your next venture to the Honolulu district.

  100. Mr Colomaohana April 9, 2009 1:05 pm

    wife will forward email now, and will email you when i get your email address.

  101. Kekoa April 9, 2009 1:08 pm

    Homey ~ I tot you wuz at fb practice dis morgen?

  102. homey ℞ April 9, 2009 1:27 pm

    Kekoa – I was? Well if I was then I’d tell you that the o-line tackles did some good run blocking today. Pass protection was good in spots but needs to be more consistent. Correa was a beast in the trenches. The secondary had many bright moments. Stutzmann is the real deal. Avery ate some rubber pellets. Pilares and Salas in the slot is a deadly combination. Considering the weather elements, the QB’s did okay. There were a few picks and deflected passes. LWJ looks good. The field definitely makes a big difference because the Warriors can practice at game speed.

    That’s what I would say if I went to practice today.

  103. homey ℞ April 9, 2009 1:37 pm

    Kekoa – Also, If I was there, I’d say it was good to see and talk with Bryant “Mo” Moniz again! Just a great kid!

  104. wafan April 9, 2009 1:52 pm

    CRW . . .

    Congratulations on the milestone! Bravissimo!!!

    The guys business marketing just reflects what he learned and how some US businesses operate . . . low standards and even lower ethics. Anything for a buck! Maybe he learned from former Enron execs?

  105. Kekoa April 9, 2009 2:02 pm

    Homey ~ Good thing you weren’t there, nobody would believe you anyway!

    I know you’re not going to Maui, but if you were…what would you expect to see. The offense dominate the ‘D’ or vice versa?

  106. Kekoa April 9, 2009 2:05 pm

    Homey ~ Tell ‘Mo’ to look out for curveball…he wants to petition coach Mack for Bryant to become the #2 QB

  107. homey ℞ April 9, 2009 2:12 pm

    Kekoa – I would say the “O” has to prove it. It will be pretty even in the beginning but the “D” will prevail…only because I like the enthusiasm of the “D” (from what I’ve been told).

    Hopefully I get to talk to Mo at the 4/25 post game. Haven’t seen that buggah in years.

  108. Committed Road Warrior April 9, 2009 2:54 pm

    Thanks, wafan!

    I just think it’s in poor taste to take something you received for free (or something that’s available for free) and selling it off.

    That would be like me selling a bottle of my icky tap water for $5 and marketing it as the best thing since sliced bread…..

  109. Committed Road Warrior April 9, 2009 2:55 pm

    BaseBows game against Nevada to start in ~10 minutes.

  110. who da guy April 9, 2009 2:56 pm

    fakers suck

  111. Committed Road Warrior April 9, 2009 2:59 pm

    I lie.

    Game already started.

  112. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 3:03 pm

    look for Coach Ron Lee to have a break out year.
    Having a close relationship with Rolo and Stuzz speaks volumes and did ya know…..he is friends with Gordie Shaw….hmmmmm….ok, it all starts with da man in da booth and his assigns on the field and da hogs in the trenches. getting that straight took two years but me thinks better times r coming. yes, indeed!

  113. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 3:06 pm

    bows strand a runner at 3rd.
    0-0, bottom 1.
    Jayson Kramer, Sr., (2-3, 3.0 era), making his 8th start of the season.

  114. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 3:13 pm

    three ground outs for nevada in bottom 1.
    game is scoreless going to top of 2.

    Kramer induced 20 ground balls against SJSU in his last outing.
    keeping the ball low in the nev light-air is key to kramer’s effectiveness tonite.

  115. letsgowarriors April 9, 2009 3:21 pm

    wf2, but is mack going to give RL full control of the O?

  116. al ™ April 9, 2009 3:22 pm

    alika lacks the experience with a women’s college basketball team.

  117. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 3:23 pm

    wong, hernandez single and van D walks.
    Montplaisir singles to left–1-0, bowz, no outs, bases loaded.
    Rqmore KOs. Garcia doubles to right scoring hernandz and vanD.
    3-0 bowz after 1 1/2.

  118. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 3:27 pm

    lgw, u got it….u must b an eastsider, u have good instincts 🙂 shhhhhh.

    btw, our pueo kramer just induced 3-more grounders, 3-0 bowz, top of 3.

  119. letsgowarriors April 9, 2009 3:29 pm

    like u said, grounders are key, esp at reno and nmsu.

  120. layson April 9, 2009 3:35 pm

    al ™:

    April 9th, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    alika lacks the experience with a women’s college basketball team.

    you are correct, search committee will not experiment with wildcards but
    proven coach, probably experienced with womens bb. that would eliminate smith, taylor, awa, and the rest of names floating around. i would be very surprised if a h.s coach gets selected, jmo. forget charity too since the house must be entirely clean to keep the public appeased.

  121. homey ℞ April 9, 2009 3:39 pm

    al – So essentially, any men basketball coach with a proven winning track record is out?

  122. layson April 9, 2009 3:40 pm


    April 9th, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    lgw, u got it….u must b an eastsider, u have good instincts shhhhhh.

    btw, our pueo kramer just induced 3-more grounders, 3-0 bowz, top of 3.

    good job by kramer, he surpassed my expectations so far this season. reminds me of a former hawaii bb pitcher from maui i think. good control, groundballs, not overpowering, but got the job done.

  123. layson April 9, 2009 3:43 pm

    homey ℞:

    April 9th, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    al – So essentially, any men basketball coach with a proven winning track record is out?

    homey, i heard calhoun was applying. j/k. after the recent incident, maybe better for less testosterone during practice.

  124. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 3:46 pm

    3-2 haw after 3.
    Garcia booted a grounder.

  125. Ralph April 9, 2009 3:46 pm

    wbb needs an experienced coach….the program is so far down the tubes as is, it is not the time to let a newbie gain experience and develop the program…with a missed opportunity to recruit this spring it will already be a monumental challenge for a new coach to right this program next season…

  126. wafan April 9, 2009 3:46 pm

    wf2 . . .

    Again, thank you for the updates! I refuse to jinx the baseBows any more this season.

  127. homey ℞ April 9, 2009 3:48 pm

    layson – Bolla is the exception. Not all are like him.

  128. wafan April 9, 2009 3:52 pm

    CRW . . .

    What happened to capitalism and the American way? Geez, do you not like Wall Street, mortgage bankers, and the free-enterprise system? HA!

    I hope the university bans those sales from the opportunistic gluttons. That is how we got into this financial mess in the first place.

    Sadly, this person will carry this ethic into the market place.

  129. d1島 April 9, 2009 4:06 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    …hope they paid the electric bill in Reno! Gonna need it for the scoreboard; now 6-4, BaseBows. 2-run Jack for Kolten Wong and nmore on the way….

  130. koakane™ April 9, 2009 4:12 pm

    good afternoon gang left to come home and put in some crash time. listening on radio and heard wong hit homer numba 6 and bball bows up 7-2. keep it up warriors.

  131. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 4:13 pm

    Kolten Wong explodes w 2 run monster-shot-HR to RF, bows 6-4, top of 5. It was his 6th of the year.
    garcia led off w single, catricala advanced him to 3rd on a single and McD rbi SF (30th of the season). Wong’s HR was his 3rd hit of the nite before his proud papa who is attending game.

    batting practice–hernandez and Van D with back-back doubles. 7-4 bowz. 11 hits in 5.
    wolf pack 5th coming up.

  132. Committed Road Warrior April 9, 2009 4:13 pm


    One of the conditions of requesting commencement tickets is that they NOT be sold, traded, bartered, etc. It is explicitly stated right there (when you put in your request)!

    The University wants to impose administrative penalties on the sellers, but it’s gonna be hard for them to track down some of them, especially with the anonymity of the Internet impeding the school’s efforts. I bet the school would prefer to withhold their diplomas, but that’s not gonna happen unless they like end up in court.

    Sadly, I agree with your last sentence.

  133. koakane™ April 9, 2009 4:15 pm

    ok still not focusing cause just heard it 7-5 now after nevada lead off batter hits a hr.

  134. Committed Road Warrior April 9, 2009 4:16 pm

    Slugfest in progress in Reno…..

  135. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 4:18 pm

    d change in the 5th for bowz, shane hoey at ss for garcia who has booted 2….hmmm…..dunno, garcia is a better hitter and this game aint goin to be decided by D.

  136. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 4:30 pm

    wolf pack roar back w 2, 7-4 bowz after 5.
    kramer yanked and kuroda relieves.

    hope hoey brought his bat, he is hitting only .204.

  137. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 4:48 pm

    wheels coming off rainbow pitching, 8-7 nev, bottom 6, one out.
    connor little in for moore.
    trap has to play bigball on O.

  138. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:04 pm

    top of 7.
    vinnie, McD and Wong single, 1 run. wong’s 4th h and 3rd RBI. 9-8 wolf pack. 14th h for bowz, pleez, trap no bunts–bigball in the high altitudes.
    miller yanked.

  139. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:13 pm

    geez its cold at Peccole park tonite (42).
    hernandez walks, bases loaded, no outs.
    Graham KOs Vandoornum.
    Montplaiser SF-rbi to RF, 9-9 all tied.
    Xtian Johnson PH 3 run HR, his second PH-HR of the year!
    12-9 bowzos!!!~!

  140. al ™ April 9, 2009 5:17 pm

    hi les,

    how you doing today? whoa, dat local boy is one clutch hitter eh?

  141. duffer (iPhone) April 9, 2009 5:20 pm

    Anymore bb updates? I’m stuck at the golf course and it’s raining.

  142. al ™ April 9, 2009 5:22 pm

    homey…..that’s right according to the job announcement;

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Graduation from an accredited four year college or university;
    Five (5) years experience coaching basketball at the college or university level,
    Knowledge and ability to organize, implement and develop a women’s basketball program as played at the collegiate level.
    or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Desirable Qualifications:

    Division I coaching experience.
    Demonstrated ability to coach and recruit the highly skilled student-athlete.

  143. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:23 pm

    frosh connor little having fun–12-9, bowz, we go to the top 8….eh, wong is due up and is 4-4.

  144. al ™ April 9, 2009 5:23 pm

    i guess johnson is pushing for pow with that double play.

  145. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:26 pm

    eh, al, he is just showing off fo his dad.

  146. Ralph April 9, 2009 5:30 pm

    UH with 12 runs thru 7 says a lot about a weak hitting team doing a lot in clutch situations…Montplasir, Roquemore and van doornum in the of and our midfielders Hoey, morford and garcia are basically struggling this season…they have contributed a key hit here and there but not very consistent….hopefully Connor Little can hold off Nevada in the 8th and ninth innings…

  147. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:31 pm

    the magic of trap is how he works his pitchers.
    conner little is our 4th pitcher of the game–coach will need his vodoo to get past SAT.

  148. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:34 pm

    capt hook!

  149. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:35 pm

    Spangler banner in relief.
    Hawaii’s uncle sam.

  150. Ralph April 9, 2009 5:37 pm

    so much for Little, he is out without any outs in the 8th..

  151. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:38 pm

    Tiger -2 in opening round, 5 back. he looked good on back nine until he missed a sure birdie on the 17th and B on the 18th. he is in the hunt–bet on it. leftie @ +1.

  152. d1島 April 9, 2009 5:39 pm

    Rough night at the 6 spot today! 👿

  153. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:41 pm

    decision by trap to replace garcia at SS may bite him, hoey just made an error. 12-11, haw, wolf pack in 8th w a rally.
    1 out, runners on 2nd and 1st.

  154. Ralph April 9, 2009 5:41 pm

    3 errors by out SS today, garcia with 2 and hoey with this last one…little harder with natural grass and dirt infield….

  155. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:43 pm

    uncle don is wobblin too.

  156. Ralph April 9, 2009 5:45 pm

    not good, henry aaron up at bat with 2 on

  157. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:46 pm

    we need a few tsaikos at peccole park to break this freekin jinx!
    hoey boots another, 12-12.

  158. d1島 April 9, 2009 5:46 pm

    Reno get Field Turf.

    Ai-yai-yai! One mo’ E6!

  159. Ralph April 9, 2009 5:47 pm

    2nd error by hoey this inning, tied at 12…..his errors resulted in 2 unearned runs so far, maybe all three will be unearned.

  160. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:48 pm

    top 9—hoo-doo-voodoo–Kolten is battin’!

  161. d1島 April 9, 2009 5:48 pm


    Uncle Don says get plenny BaseBow fanz dere…
    …garans dey coming huhu already…

    “Hurry up! Getting cold! I like get back inside to the tables!” 😆

  162. d1島 April 9, 2009 5:52 pm

    Uh-oh…1-2-3 top oddah 9th. Not good.

  163. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:52 pm

    bottom 9, 12-12, not looking good.

  164. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:55 pm

    time to cut my pet chikens throat to help da cause.

  165. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:56 pm

    pleeez no hit to our SS!

  166. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 5:58 pm

    star spangler banner sending it to overtime–my chiken is bleeding.

  167. Ralph April 9, 2009 6:08 pm

    bottom 10, if we survive, our 3 hitter starts the 11th…go bows…

  168. Ralph April 9, 2009 6:09 pm

    local boy hits into a double play, helps the homefront…thanks waylen

  169. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 6:11 pm

    coach trap is acting bipolar

  170. Ralph April 9, 2009 6:12 pm

    trap must have brought the entire pitching corps…Linksy must be our 6th pitcher and we got 3 more games to go

  171. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 6:12 pm

    im out of chikens—someone else gotta make a sacrifice

  172. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 6:14 pm

    both coaches playing small ball in light air….and they are getting burned!

  173. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 6:16 pm

    trap brings in a rook to replace his best reliever–go figure!

  174. Ralph April 9, 2009 6:20 pm

    nevada with the bases loaded on 2 walks and a hit batsman…but there is 2 outs, can do….

  175. d1島 April 9, 2009 6:21 pm


  176. Committed Road Warrior April 9, 2009 6:21 pm

    Game going into the 11th.

  177. Ralph April 9, 2009 6:22 pm

    wow grounded out to ss, our Achilles heel on defense today

  178. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 6:22 pm

    geeeeeeeezus X… must be close 2 freezin by now.

  179. d1島 April 9, 2009 6:26 pm

    weather(dot)com says 43 degrees now at RNO

  180. Ralph April 9, 2009 6:27 pm

    our 4th batter bunts and gets to first….trap must be squeezing like ron lee calling plays in the 4th quarter…

  181. MIke April 9, 2009 6:33 pm

    Hey Chawan, you out there? Finally caught up with yesterday’s comments and saw your’s about my repeat post. Crap, now I have to flunk myself for plagiarism.

    Oh well, at least I still have a job…

  182. d1島 April 9, 2009 6:43 pm

    Auryte! Local bruddah comes through for the Good Guys!


  183. Ralph April 9, 2009 6:44 pm

    sing chow saves our butt again, i wish him luck but not against our bows…

  184. d1島 April 9, 2009 6:47 pm

    602 announced attendance?

    CBB not doing so well in Reno?

  185. d1島 April 9, 2009 6:56 pm

    Sucks… 👿 🙁 😯

  186. Ralph April 9, 2009 6:57 pm

    we lose, 2 run hr…

  187. addahknowjoe April 9, 2009 7:02 pm

    Az OK. We’ll get da next three.

  188. wafan April 9, 2009 7:08 pm

    I swear I did not listen to the game on the radio.

  189. curveball April 9, 2009 7:24 pm

    Agree with all that Homey said if we had gone to practice today..a small observation is there were a lot of unsuited guys on the sidelines with what appear to be minor injuries…also some iced up knees and ankles before practice was over..

  190. koakane™ April 9, 2009 7:30 pm

    today not their game but was battling all the way. scrappy team looks like they will win more than they will lose.

    to ajoe … shaka sign with thumb to lips and pinky up in air 😉

  191. Ralph April 9, 2009 7:31 pm

    i guess the pressure was to much for warriorfanny…been absent since the 11th inning….maybe with all his chickens sacrificed he is making a wok full of adobo or sukiyaki…

  192. koakane™ April 9, 2009 7:36 pm

    with a 4 game series using 6 pitchers putting some heavy pressure on the remaining throwers to go at least nine. just hope the bats continue to bang out the hits and come up with 5 or more runs each per next 3 games.

  193. Garret April 9, 2009 7:47 pm

    Too bad about the baseball game, especially with using so many pitchers with 3 games to go. However, I’m guessing that Nevada’s staff is also pretty used up, so pitching depth will be crucial if the starters cannot go long each game.

  194. Garret April 9, 2009 7:50 pm

    It would be impressive if Shane Austin exits the spring as the #2 QB, especially considering how high Rausch was on the depth chart at one point last Fall camp. On the flip side, this would indicate that Rausch hasn’t progressed like the coaches had been hoping, which would really be too bad.

  195. Garret April 9, 2009 7:50 pm

    The worst part about the Lakers not going to Hawaii this year is that they would have helped Hawaii’s economy.

  196. Garret April 9, 2009 7:56 pm

    I made a small withdrawal again today from the casinos. Lori just got back from her gambling run so I get to try one last time.

  197. Garret April 9, 2009 7:57 pm

    This article seems to indicate that Arizona might be interested in drafting David Veikune in the 2nd or 3rd rounds.

    I don’t think you can say a player is a sleeper if they’re selected in the second or third round, but a player I really like is Hawaii DE David Veikune. He plays with a high motor and possesses elite athleticism and strength

  198. Garret April 9, 2009 7:58 pm

    This article mentions Veikune as a potential draft pick for the Cowboys.

    How is this for life’s travel log? David Veikune, considered a 3-4 outside linebacker, was born in Alaska, spent four years in New Mexico and then went to high school in Hawaii. He was red-shirt at Colorado, transferred to Fresno (Calif.) City College and ended up playing the remainder of his college career back in Hawaii. Can Texas be far off?

  199. curveball April 9, 2009 7:59 pm

    I have been to almost every practice and I am not impressed at all by Shane Austin…sorry just not seeing it…..

  200. Garret April 9, 2009 7:59 pm

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

    UC San Diego researchers found that volcanoes are noisy like jet engines, but at such a low frequency (infrasound) that it cannot be heard by humans.

  201. Garret April 9, 2009 8:00 pm

    Modified Roomba serves as a robot gardener–plants, tends, and harvests fruits and vegetables. This project started as a way to teach MIT students about robots, but it turns out that the agricultural industry has a big need for robotic help.

  202. Garret April 9, 2009 8:01 pm

    Rumors of the imminent arrival of the new iPhone are one reason why European operators cannot get customers to take the current iPhones, even though O2 is offering the iPhone 3G for free to customers!

  203. Garret April 9, 2009 8:01 pm

    LA woman found a cashier’s check for $357,959.55 and tracked down the woman who lost it, refusing to take the reward the woman offered her.

  204. Garret April 9, 2009 8:01 pm

    Two LA women were arrested because they had been staging fake funerals and had collected $1 million from insurance companies and others.

  205. Garret April 9, 2009 8:02 pm

    Free play links pau.

  206. Garret April 9, 2009 8:03 pm

    I find it interesting to follow how the web traffic has changed for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer after they made their newspaper available only on the web. Page views are up 1.2% when compared to last year but unique users are down 10.7%. So, getting rid of their print copy of the newspaper and forcing their subscribers to read the paper online resulted in *less* people reading the newspaper online!

  207. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 8:16 pm

    curveball wrote:
    “I have been to almost every practice and I am not impressed at all by Shane Austin…sorry just not seeing it…..”

    curveball, trust your eyes, its more reliable than another’s mouth.

  208. liposculpture April 9, 2009 8:21 pm

    It is disappointing. You wrote appropriate ring tone for Nick Rolovich

  209. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 8:40 pm

    eh, nevada won on bigball O.
    u cant play smallball in thin air–it will bite u.

  210. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 8:42 pm

    #201– awesome! Now I know what to do with my old Roomba 😉

  211. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 8:54 pm

    So curveball- what DO you see at practice? Any standouts?

  212. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 9:01 pm

    Garret- did you see this one?
    * Inventor Jon Bohmer has created a $5 oven made out of cardboard boxes
    * Design uses 2 boxes, and an acrylic cover that lets in sun’s rays and traps them
    *Award-winning oven has gone into production in a factory in Nairobi

  213. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 9:02 pm

    I got a letter from Na Koa today. Thinking about joining…

  214. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 9:03 pm

    RE our QBs….dont bother–it’s all about our system until we get another Colt. So, look at Coach Ron and Gordie.
    If they can create their system, everything should follow…. than look at our record.
    I dont want to hear about this hero n dat hero—i just know 6-2 with our WAC schedule is solid given our talent and tough road games against Nevada, SJSU and LaT.

    In OC, we should beat Central Arkansas, UNLV and a very good travel team in Navy. Dont forget, Vegas is prolly a home game for Hawaii.
    That means, 8-5 is good and live to play another season and another Hawaii Bowl.
    Of course this also falls on Tormey and MAC on D–we will face tough running teams and our safety play has to improve, especially against Navy’s spread run option.
    If you think Boise State’s OL is disciplined wait till you see Navy’s OL–pound for pound, the best OL in D1A football.

  215. roysan16 April 9, 2009 9:08 pm

    To Coach Miano I had wished I had forwarded these questions concerning David Veikune’s play when he was here for the video chat.

    First I agree with everyone’s observation saying DV has a good motor. However, I agree with the Sporting News evaluation saying DV doesn’t have elite athleticism, although other scouting services says he does. I don’t see him as in the same caliber as a Travis Laboy, who I would describe as the most instinctive defensive player I’ve seen, with a nose for the football, and who aptly possesses elite type athleticism more so than DV.

    What I see DV doing wrong this past year, and I think it really handicaps his play (IMO) is that he comes out of his stance too high. His initial charge should be lower. By quickly coming up out of his stance too high he gives away too much leverage to the OL.
    This is a really noticeable flaw, which surprises me that his position coach didn’t correct. Or pick up on this.

    So my question to Coach Miano would have been-Do you think DV was devoid of good coaching from his position coach this past year? Looking at the game film this past season does DV technique need working on, especially how comes out of his stance too high on his initial charge? Does he hesitate too much instead of reacting to the ball?

    In conclusion, I’m not disputing that DV is a talented player. Or that he might not go in the earlier rounds of the upcoming NFL draft.. What I am disputing is that if his position coach or any coach had worked closely on his technique of coming off the ball lower, instead, at times, too high, and with too much hesitation–he would have been helluva a lot better player IMO.

  216. curveball April 9, 2009 9:19 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:
    April 9th, 2009 at 8:54 pm
    So curveball- what DO you see at practice? Any standouts?

    Skill players it Salas And was not good seeing Bradley on the sidelines today…Black is still MIA but the safety”s look good..Spencer looks the best..Still not sold on Avery..I think Pollard and Lofton are stepping up..I am starting to see that Funaki is going to be a big part of this team again,this guy is a athlete….also Jake Heun has been playing because the are holding Brashton out quite a lot and Jake is always on the ball or in somebody’s face…gotta love football….

  217. warriorfanny2 April 9, 2009 9:24 pm

    Travis is athletic, no doubt, but is known as a cowboy.
    DV can play assignment football and do it well.
    It just depends on the system and whether it fits.

    Look at Colt.
    Wrong system.
    is washington going after sanchez?

  218. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 9:31 pm

    roysan16- in spite of being an admitted newbie to all of this high school-college-pro football transition/translation, what I have observed is that everything DEPENDS on the chemistry of the player and the team.

    My main man from Kauai – whom we watched intently in high school- Jordon- had a great matchup in college and was able to overcome a LOT of social adjustments to play well. High draft put him in a do or die situation with his struggling pro team. He did not have the luxury of time to learn the complicated NFL playbook and seems to be having his own struggles there.

    Colt – lessons learned early- got JJ and crew and learned how to BELIEVE. Heck, we ALL BELIEVE and some of us STILL BELIEVE that Colt has the MOJO that can help his NFL team. The team (owners, coaches, whatever) has given him LOTS of time to learn the playbook. Too much time, in some opinions. People want to see him PLAY.

    Flacco- got put into an NFL system that let him learn as he went and did not ask too much of him his rookie year- but gave him the playing time. I like that moderate approach and it seems to be working.

    So it may be with our Warriors. And with Veikune in the NFL. I am praying that ALL of our guys get a CHANCE to SHINE- in systems that are suited to them.

    As for this season- I am not waiting for the second coming of Colt. What we get will not be a JJ team, it will be a GM team. The role of the QB is different. From my perch very far away, the vibe I get is that our Warriors could be a better BALANCED team than a JJ team.

    I’m looking forward to this season!

  219. Jason April 9, 2009 9:40 pm

    roysan16: I think Aranda is a heck of a coach. And I think Veikune is a guy who responds to coaching. But at the same time, it’s hard for 18-22 year olds to be perfectly disciplined. Especially when you are a good athlete, you take advantage of your abilities. As Veikune gets older and wiser, I think you’ll see that cleaned up. I mean, it’s that way for all of us in life, isn’t it?

    (And yeah, I don’t think Veikune is an “elite” athlete too. But he’s a good athlete; that’s why I have him as a 3rd round grade. I actually like him more as a DE than a hybrid. But not sure if that frame of his can bulk up to 275-280.)

    curveball: From what I saw last year, Austin’s okay. Good live arm, just like Rausch and Alexander. All three need to clean up some things mechanically. It’s all knowledge of the offense now. I’d like to see those three battle it out. They all bring something good to the table. This is the kind of problem I like to have. 🙂

    I think it’s been too long a day for me. My sentences are starting to lack a certain rhythm. They are all carbon copies of each other structurally. I can see Mike cringing as he reads this. 😛

  220. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 9:51 pm

    Ja-SON… no worry about Mike – he is kind and forgiving today … 😆

  221. roysan16 April 9, 2009 9:54 pm

    so I’m listening to the play-by-play on the radio…it’s the twelfth inning Nevada is at bat…and Don Robbs the play-by-play announcer is reminding the listeners that the official score book only goes up to twelve innings…repeatedly…almost bemoaning the fact the official score book only goes to twelve innings…so I’m thinking so what if it goes to twelve innings, my thought is let’s get out of the inning and hopefully we go to the thirteenth and the UH bats might come alive, whatever… and UH wins the game…anything other than thinking about the stupid official score book and having only entries for twelve innings…and I’m praying that his talk isn’t ominous….but no… turns out that it is…for Don Robbs, who repeatedly reminds the listeners of what a nail biting game it was…and his spiel about the stupid score book having entries for twelve innings couldn’t have scripted a better jinx …for you know what the obvious thing happened next…ssheesh

  222. Jason April 9, 2009 9:54 pm

    Liz, it seems you’ve been hanging around with Esme … 😀

  223. Garret April 9, 2009 9:55 pm


    I hadn’t seen #212. Thank you for that link!

  224. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 9:56 pm

    warriorfanny2, you really think Colt is in the wrong system? I thought the WCO was something he could do. I am not convinced that the team setup we saw last year was Zorn’s true vision. It seemed more like an attempt to modify the system around a few odd players.

  225. Garret April 9, 2009 9:58 pm

    The San Francisco Examiner thinks that Oakland will win their division, but they wonder about the trade with Miami for Samson.

    The one puzzling move was the trade for third-year Miami Dolphins center Samson Satele.

    The Raiders had let Jake Grove go, which was sensible; Grove is a stiff. Then, the Dolphins signed Grove and traded Satele to the Raiders, who gave up a fifth-round draft choice. Giving up a young player to sign an overpriced veteran seems strange, especially with Bill Parcells in charge in Miami. We’ll see.

  226. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 9:59 pm

    roysan16: We had a barnburner here last night. It ended up a TIE when it got dark.

    Garret– keep making those withdrawals!

  227. Garret April 9, 2009 10:00 pm

    Another feature on Jim Mills getting to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. I didn’t realize he was on the Doug Flutie-led team in 1991.

    “Making the Grey Cup in 1988 was great but it sure was a letdown losing a game we should have won. I’d have to say my best memory would be the ’91 season with Flutie as our quarterback. We were getting over 40,000 in the dome and I think we had seven games that went to overtime.”

    Mills collected three CFL All-Star honours (1988, 1990, 1991) and was named a Western All-Star five times (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993) over nine seasons in Black and Orange. The Vancouver native also received the nod as the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in two consecutive seasons (1990, 1991).

    He played tight end for the Richmond Colts and shifted to lineman at the University of Hawaii where he earned a full-ride scholarship.

  228. Garret April 9, 2009 10:00 pm

    For those wondering what Mills has been doing lately:

    Mills, now busy these days with a his family-run business — Mills Paints.

  229. Garret April 9, 2009 10:04 pm


    Sadly, I made a deposit in my last gambling run. I’m still ahead for the trip, but that was the first time I actually lost money on a table this whole trip! It was also the first time I spent less than 90 minutes on a table…

    This whole trip my bad luck has been smokers. Every time I was on a roll and someone lit up at my table (normally the person right next to me) I would immediately start to lose. So, not only was it unpleasant to have the smoke right near me, I would get bad luck too! It happened again on my last gambling run, but this time I wasn’t ahead enough to quit ahead after my luck changed.

  230. Jason April 9, 2009 10:07 pm

    I remember building a solar oven out of a cardboard box in high school. Used black paper, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap. Didn’t boil water, but it got hot. 😀

    And that’s why I went into math and not some other science field. I was too lazy to do stuff like make parabolic dishes, or not creative enough to think of things like using two boxes.

  231. Garret April 9, 2009 10:17 pm

    This report is pretty negative for those people who hope that an anti-trust lawsuit could topple the BCS.

    Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff might have made the most progress this year. He expects to file an anti-trust lawsuit against the BCS as soon as June. Don’t hold your breath, playoff lovers. Rhodes has read the reports. If — and it’s a big if — the case ever came to trial, he says it could last as long as five years.

    “At least three years and probably five years,” Rhodes explained.

    Five years? We’re more likely to have some kind of playoff in that time span than a fully litigated court case.

    If a trial started today, in five years it would end in the spring of 2014. The next BCS contract runs through the 2013 season (January 2014 bowls).

    For now, all the legal wrangling seems like a lot of bluster. Maybe that’s why the BCS has been so quiet. Aside from a couple of statements by BCS coordinator John Swofford, there has been little reaction from the game’s power brokers.

    Maybe it’s because they are confident in their own legal standing. In addition to using a powerful law firm, the BCS’ presidential oversight committee has some legal clout of its own. Oregon president Dave Frohnmayer is the state’s former attorney general.

    “It’s not like we’re without legal expertise,” Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said.

    Rhodes is neutral, not affiliated with either side. He is merely intrigued about a possible legal clash.

    “I do have some perspective on it,” Rhodes said. “Basically what you’re watching is a three-round bout with the Utah attorney general. The first round of anti-trust is press releases and political grandstanding and people with spears hopping up and down. The second round is the trial court and third round is the court of appeals.

    “Whoever’s left standing at the end of the third round wins. It would be unusual for the attorney general to be standing at the end of the third round.”

  232. Ralph April 9, 2009 10:31 pm

    hawaii mission academy vb on the oc16 at this time…isn’t tsai on this hma team

  233. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 10:32 pm

    Garret- the other night at Rotary, I heard a great comment by an attorney. He said something that I understood like this: the best deals are made when interested stakeholders hash it out and come to a satisfied handshake. Then let the lawyers in to work out the details supporting the agreement.
    If you let the lawyers do the deal, no deal will be made because they are always looking for liabilities.

    Maybe the BCS will experience something over the next few years that will inspire them to come to the table and do what’s best for all, not just themselves.
    Who knows?

    And good luck on a smokeless investment of time next time! 😉

  234. Ralph April 9, 2009 10:32 pm

    the gym is empty, it’s like watching the wahine basketball team

  235. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 10:34 pm

    Ralph- pls let us know what you see. I don’t have Oceanic.

  236. Ralph April 9, 2009 10:39 pm

    liz i don’t think i’m going to watch this match, seems like the teams are just getting their program started this year.

  237. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 9, 2009 11:05 pm

    OK. I’m going to sleep soon anyway.


  238. Cindy/cenn April 9, 2009 11:22 pm

    Good night, Gang!

  239. Kekoa April 10, 2009 12:34 am

    Liz ~ E kala mai. You asked what my mom’s name was. She had a very long Hawaiian name: Kaleipualauohanapuaimiliiaikawaiolono. When you talk to cousin Arlene, she will tell you they shortened it to simply Aunty Pua. Oddawize would take them all day to say hi Aunty!

  240. Kekoa April 10, 2009 12:50 am

    curveball, trust your eyes, its more reliable than another’s mouth.

    Hmmm…“more reliable than another’s mouth.” Gotta watchout for those kinda guys huh wf2. Empty trash cans make the most noise.

  241. 99club April 10, 2009 3:34 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    Mahalo for the practice updates ST. Here’s hoping LWJ’s good spring continues through December. I’m rooting for that guy.

    Am I the only one that thinks Tiger’s going to set a course record today? Not to encourage anyone to do this at work, but the streaming video from the Masters’ web site is amazing, particularly the SOUND. Streaming starts from Amen Corner at 1045ET.

    Thanks for the basic training flashback with the ref to noisy empty trash cans!

  242. wafan April 10, 2009 5:15 am

    A great Good Friday morning to all!

  243. wafan April 10, 2009 5:26 am

    Garret . . .

    About a week ago on the Discovery Channel, I think, there was a program about a guy in Hawai’i listening to the sounds produced by the magma moving underground. He was connected with the UH.

    Anyhow, his theory was that as the gases were compressed by the moving magma it would produce these sounds at very low frequencies. On several of his ‘scopes the wave lengths were so long that it was almost unnoticeable. But, as he compresed the waves and sped up the payback the waves and sounds were very obvious.

    I wonder if this program and the UH guy are connected with the research being done by those in your article?

  244. wafan April 10, 2009 5:35 am

    The Tulip Festival wraps up this weekend. I wanted to head up there earlier in the week while we had the beautiful weather. Sadly, I had to take care of some other things and ran out of time.

    Anyhow, where else could you see thousands of acres of tulips planted by the type and color all in neat rows? Makes for spectacular photographs!

    If you order tulip or daffodil bulbs they will probably come from Washington’s Skagit Valley.

  245. wafan April 10, 2009 5:37 am

    Magma moving underground. HA! Boy, is that redundant!


  246. d1島 April 10, 2009 5:57 am

    Great Morning All!

    Have a good Good Friday! (speaking of being redundant!)

  247. Garret April 10, 2009 6:00 am


    It does sound like the UH guy you are referring to came up with a theory for volcanoes that has been proven to be true. Unfortunately, he was ignored in the press releases about the discovery! UH got no credit at all in the stuff I read…

  248. Garret April 10, 2009 6:02 am

    Dan Hawkins is closing practices because he says that too much information is getting out from blogs, message boards and the regular media.

    Coach Dan Hawkins decided to close practices to the public beginning with Thursday’s session because he said too much detailed information about schemes, players’ roles and injuries was being published in blogs, on message boards and in the mainstream media through the first 10 days of practice.

    “I’d love to have fans come,” he said. “It’s great. We want fans to come. We want fans to be a part of it and all that, but I don’t think we should be scouted in the spring. I’m the kind of guy who is a trusting guy. Unfortunately that trust doesn’t always go very far.”

    “You’ve got an ambulance coming for a player,” Plati said. “Do his parents know an ambulance is coming for him, or is somebody going to Twitter it out there and his parents find out that way? That’s why it should be released through us,” he said.

  249. Kekoa (iPhone) April 10, 2009 6:05 am

    99club ~ Wasn’t that a great way to wake up to the dawning of a new day? Cherish the thought!

  250. djmitcho April 10, 2009 6:13 am

    Good Morning Everyone! Happy Good Friday!

    we still sunshine over hear, but it’s not as warm as it was.

  251. wafan April 10, 2009 6:20 am

    dj . . .

    Yesterday was cloudy and a bit drizzily (is that a word?). Same thing today except it is full-blown rain now. Oh well.

    Garret . . .

    Too bad for the UH. At the very least, though, they were on the Discovery Channel a week before the press broke the news on the other guys. I wonder how old that Discovery program was before it was aired.

  252. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 6:21 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    catching the 820 to Maui, i getta car, head strait to Tasty Crust, practice, Tiffany’s../. I’ll be da guy in green shorts. :mrgreen: i’ll catch up with you along the way.

    go make it a Good Friday.
    gotta go….
    hi ho hi ho.

  253. d1島 April 10, 2009 6:28 am

    Wishing the Travelin’ Tsaikos a safe journey (I tink some heading over today) and hope you folks have a great time!

    If I understand this correctly, you folks meeting to eat before practice; then going eat after practice; and dat’s before you head out to the darkside where there will no doubt be more eating….
    aaahhhh…Tsaiko Nirvana….

    Eh, let me know when you folks get back….

    we go eat!


  254. d1島 April 10, 2009 6:29 am

    Have a great day erryboddy!


  255. wafan April 10, 2009 6:39 am

    Dang. Would have been fun to go to Maui with the Tsai-ko’s. All that eating and camaraderie and more eating.

    Remember to go to the scrimmage – if you folks can still move, anyhow.

  256. Kekoa (iPhone) April 10, 2009 7:02 am

    Wafan ~ It’s our Spring training as well. Learning new routes to exotic locales, venues, etc.

    Looking forward to getting together with da Maui Tsaiko’s again. Should be a real learning experience for Rob 25 and her son. Da Maui boys have a fine selection of animal parts prepared in very tasty ways.

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