A Knight is on the horizon; express Lane open

Cory Daniel, a Castle High graduate and one-time MMA competitor, is expected to join the Warriors as a walk-on this summer. Daniel is a big-time hitter. He’s also good friends with Blaze Soares, which shows his toughness.
Big thanks to BigWave for the head’s up.
Here’s a video:

* * *

In a preview for Saturday’s Warrior Bowl, the Mauka and Makai teams competed in heated — and vocal — 2-minute drills.
Shane Austin threw well for the Mauka, capping a drive with a ricocheted pass that he caught. Hey, he was open.
The only scoring came on a 70-yard psss from Makai’s Brent Rausch to wideout Malcolm Lane.
• Mauka center John Estes disputed two of Makai’s sacks, claiming they were “fly-bys” — the equivalent of phantom tags in baseball.
• Junior Lopati attended today’s practice.

* * *

Today was the final practice of spring training — the Warrior Bowl is Saturday — which means it was the last shot for players on the bubble to make a case for staying on the roster. Greg McMackin has acknowledged he will have to cut about 20 players.
McMackin has said the decisions won’t be easy  because they involve players’ dreams.
He’s right. Take a walk-on from the Mainland, for example. He enrolls at UH, pays for his school and living expenses, and goes through months of training. What to do after being cut? As any parent knows about filling out financial aid forms — leave aside at least 40 minutes and bring every document from your entire life, we’re advised —it’s no easy thing seeking a college. And the clock starts ticking on that loan.
Then again, as they always say, playing football is a privilege.


  1. Jus'Lrkn April 23, 2009 6:07 am


  2. NYUH April 23, 2009 6:07 am

    QB: Shane Austin, Greg Alexander, Steele Jantz.
    RB: Inoke Funaki, Jayson Rego, Kimo Alo, Kahekili Kalalau.
    WR: Greg Salas, Rodney Bradley, Billy Ray Stutzmann, Kealoha Pilares, Daniel Lofton, Royce Pollard, Jett Jasper, Corey Paclebar, Ryan Henry.
    OL: John Estes, Austin Hansen, David Garness, Kaha‘i Choy, Adrian Thomas, Tuiatua Tuiasosopo, Raphael Ieru, Bronson Tiwanak, Aaron Kia, Steven Rodenhurst.
    DL: Abraham Cavaco-Amoy, Alema Tachibana, Geordon Hanohano, Cameron Allen-Jones, Ikaika Mahoe, Quentin Beaver, Elliott Purcell, Rocky Savaiigaea, Waylon Lolotai, Aaron Rink, David Hafoka, Alasi Toilolo.
    LB: Brashton Satele, Viliami Nauahi, Josh Andrews, Joshua Rice, Joseph Malabuyoc, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane.
    DB: Lametrius Davis, Tank Hopkins, Lewis Walker, Kawika Ornellas, Richard Torres, Jordan Gomes, Fesootai Papalii, Mana Silva.
    Head Coach: Cal Lee. Assistants: Nick Rolovich, Dave Aranda, Chris Tormey, Brian Smith, Craig Stutzmann.

    QB: Brent Rausch, Bryant Moniz.
    RB: Leon Wright-Jackson, Kennedy Carlson, Hogan Rosehill, Joey Cadiz.
    WR: Jon Medeiros, Dustin Blount, Jovonte Taylor, Rick Taylor, Matt Kiel, Jeremiah Ostrowski, Troy Lauduski, Joe Avery, Mike Tinoco, Malcolm Lane.
    OL: Laupepa Letuli, Levi Legay, Matagisila Lefiti, Joey Lipp, Lucas Kennard, Brysen Ginlack, Ray Hisatake, Andrew Faaumu, Clayton Laurel, Drew Uperesa, Brett Leonard, Daniel Johnson.
    DL: Victor Clore, Tuika Tufaga, Bo Montgomery, John Fonoti, Keahi Watson, Antwan Mahaley, Chris Leatigaga, Vaughn Meatoga, Liko Satele, Haku Correa.
    LB: Po‘okela Ahmad, Cory Paredes, Mana Lolotai, Marc Moody, Art Laurel.
    DB: Spencer Smith, Jeramy Bryant, Rykin Enos, Steve Stepter, Cody Walker, Marvin Judd, Kenny Estes, Steven Christian.
    Head Coach: Ron Lee. Assistants: Rich Miano, Gordy Shaw, George Lumpkin, Mike Smith, Chris Williams.

  3. d1島 April 23, 2009 6:09 am

    Great Morning All!

    Top Fi’!

    Dat’s why Mack gets da Beeg Bucks 🙄

  4. rylen April 23, 2009 6:11 am

    top 5

  5. d1島 April 23, 2009 6:18 am

    Coaching-wise, it looks like one Lee brother went with the “youth movement”

  6. d1島 April 23, 2009 6:20 am


    What are the “special rules” for the Warrior Bowl?

  7. Stephen Tsai April 23, 2009 6:21 am

    I think Ron Lee went with defense, and Cal Lee went with offense.

  8. whitey April 23, 2009 6:45 am

    good morning tsaikos. top 10????

  9. 808Chef April 23, 2009 6:45 am

    Good Morning tsaiko-natics!

    Best of luck in which ever the road leads for the walk-ons.

    Oh yeah…top 10? NICE!

  10. d1島 April 23, 2009 6:49 am

    No HiHo today…just running around for trip prep….


  11. whitey April 23, 2009 6:49 am

    april showers will bring may flowers (and weeds), but also april showers will bring out the warrior power!!!!!!!

  12. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 23, 2009 6:51 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  13. whitey April 23, 2009 6:57 am

    after this sat, making sure your spring academic grades are in order is top priority. preventing academic casualties is very important as we learned from last year with the qb. being cut does not mean the player should stop his education or conditioning program. i think coach mc is a very fair coach and if a player is doing his best, but is cut, he will probably invite that player back in late august when the team can expand their roster.

  14. whitey April 23, 2009 7:01 am

    time to power up and get ready for another game day. that means the space craft needs to be fueled. damn, the oil prices drops under $47, but the maui gas price goes up to $2.75??? what the hell??????

  15. Kekoa April 23, 2009 7:03 am

    Soggy Thursday Tsaiko Villagers!

    Practice your ‘Noke’ moves today as you dodge raindrops.

    Homes ~ Tie those party balloons to your wrist just in case you step into a puddle.

  16. Kekoa April 23, 2009 7:10 am

    jm2375 ~ I’m attending a function in ‘Enchanted Lakes’ tomorrow at St. John’s Church. Should I be thinking of bringing a Coast Guard approved life raft with me?…or should I appeal to a higher power?

    Keep me posted!

  17. Bulla April 23, 2009 7:11 am


    I agree with you, never stop training or ‘braining’, because the path never changes!

    the reason gas is expensive in Maui is because (drum roll please….) MAUI NO KA OIL

  18. Cindy-cenn April 23, 2009 7:12 am

    Good morning, gang! The weekend is nearly here..yay!!

  19. madeinhawaii April 23, 2009 7:12 am

    The “Noke” makes the sound of one hand clapping…

  20. Garret April 23, 2009 7:12 am


    Thank you for the clarification that Kahai is on the Mauka team. That makes the OL distribution more even, which makes sense. Since there are only 10 OL on his team, he should be getting a lot of reps!

  21. Garret April 23, 2009 7:15 am

    One of the great things about the Noke is that UH only needs to spend a little time in practice for it because Inoke has so much experience taking direct snaps already…but the defensive coordinators might need to spend a lot of time worrying about it! UH’s offense is already tough to prepare for, so this gives other teams big problem due to limited preparation time and so much to get ready for. Great job for the coaches to spend a little practice time on this (I think it was just for 7 snaps, not much time out of the practice).

  22. Garret April 23, 2009 7:16 am

    Cutting players must be extremely difficult, especially for a coach like Mac who truly cares about his players and wants to see them succeed.

  23. Garret April 23, 2009 7:18 am

    Northern Illinois lost quite a bit of money by going to their bowl game. With athletic budgets being squeezed, it is good that UH doesn’t have to worry about getting an at-large team this year (since the Pac-10 probably won’t have 7 eligible teams) because not many schools can afford to lose money like Notre Dame could.

  24. Garret April 23, 2009 7:18 am

    The Northern Illinois University football team traveled to Shreveport, La., to play in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 28, 2008. The Huskies lost, 17-10, to Louisiana Tech.

    That’s not all they lost. After all of the scheduled payouts and expenses from the bowl experience, NIU is left with a deficit of $154,125, which will be covered by internal athletic funds, NIU Athletic Director Jeff Compher said. Those internal funds include money from payouts to play on the road against teams in other conferences, like last season when NIU was paid $750,000 to play Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn.

  25. Garret April 23, 2009 7:20 am

    The article mentions that the Independence Bowl pays out $750k, which it quite a bit more than the last Hawaii Bowl payout I saw published.

  26. Maverick April 23, 2009 7:21 am

    Morning gang.

    Awesome Possum. The Noke offense is giving me flashbacks from the Chris Leak/Tim Tebow era on short yardage situations.

    Inoke is our Tebow!

  27. Garret April 23, 2009 7:22 am

    TCU banned a student reporter because the school feels he criticized the starting QB. The sad thing is that it appears that all the reporter said was the freshman QB looked really good in Spring Practice and could challenge for the starting QB spot.

    Brian Smith, a senior broadcast journalism major, was told this week that he is no longer allowed to use camera equipment owned by the MountainWest Sports Network to appear on the channel after he made what the TCU’s athletics media relations department considered to be a critical comment about Frogs starting quarterback Andy Dalton on the network.

    During the broadcast, Smith said that Casey Pachall, the freshman quarterback who graduated early from high school to enroll at the university is good — good enough, he said, to unseat Dalton as the starter.

    “I think it’s going to be tough to tell if Andy’s really as solid a starter as everybody believes he is,” said Smith, a TCU News Now reporter. “And I think the reason for that is because Casey Pachall, a true freshman who enrolled in January, really looked good during drills and during the Purple and White game, and in my opinion he really could challenge Dalton for that starting spot.

    “He can manage a game and he can play not to lose, but I don’t really think he’s the kind of guy who can win you a game,” Smith said. “And Casey Pachall is that kind of guy.”

  28. Garret April 23, 2009 7:24 am

    The football coach at this school banned ALL reporters from the student paper from interviewing any coach or player.

    Lance Leipold, the head football coach at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, has banned student reporters from interviewing coaches and players.

    According to a story in the Royal Purple, the campus newspaper, Leipold took the action after becoming angry over an editorial titled, “Spoiled athletes need reality check.”

    Leipold said no one from the student-run newspaper could call anyone associated with the football program unless he approved. And he said coaches or players will not be allowed to answer questions from student reporters during the 2009 season.

    “The door is shut,” Leipold said. “Go cover soccer. I have (head coach) Greg Henschel’s number. I’m sure that will be fun.”

  29. mctruck April 23, 2009 7:36 am

    Sheeeshhh!!, now the Redskins might be interested in drafting USC’s Sanchez…seems like these guys figure CB is at best a third stringer material?…I wish CB was a couple inches taller and 15-20 lbs. heavier, then he would really have been prime material…oh well, good luck to you CB; hang in there.

  30. Stretch April 23, 2009 7:47 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Looking forward to the scrimmage on Saturday. I feel out of touch with being on Kauai and not being able to watch practices.

  31. koakane™ April 23, 2009 8:06 am

    morning tsai-ko country 🙂

    what happened to da sun 😕 all of a sudden looking like the dark side. bwhaaa

    yep a few moa daz till we circle the wagons, light the fires, shake paws and chew some fat about warrior fball. whooootahhhhhhhh

  32. whitey April 23, 2009 8:10 am

    bulla, i guess you right, get sunshine over here, good day for game at waiehu. maui no ka oi.

    got to get going, see you all sometime tomorrow or sat.

  33. Garret April 23, 2009 8:25 am

    It is sad to hear about Coach Ganz. I remember when he helped out at Warrior practices. He has been the special teams coach at SMU, and they devote some time every practice to the special teams sessions that he runs.

    As reported in today’s paper, Frank Gansz, 70, has been hospitalized at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas due to complications suffered after undergoing knee replacement surgery.

    The situation is serious for the SMU special teams coach and former Kansas City Chiefs coach who is considered one of the best NFL special teams coaches ever. He was clearly on the minds of the coaches and players at this morning’s practice. Frank Gansz Jr., the special teams coach at UCLA, attended part of practice.

    Coach June Jones teared up when he discussed Gansz, who came out of retirement to join him at SMU last year.

  34. (Jesse)James April 23, 2009 8:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…off to meetings all morning…and most of the afternoon…hope all have a good day….

    Homey…yep, the tent may be necessary to protect the grill from the rain….this weekend…hopefully not…but like you said, we’re experts already….LOL

  35. SteveM April 23, 2009 8:31 am

    Good morning everyone!

  36. roysan16 April 23, 2009 8:33 am

    Re-“Noke Shuttle”

    The first game of the season, imo, the Warriors have to show this play. Show it a couple times this game, with Inoke taking the direct snap and running with the ball.Or maybe throwing a quick pass.

    The UH coaches have to sell this play, and the very first game of the season is no better time to do this. This is the key. You want this play on the minds of the opposition’s DC in later games in the season in hopes it gives them added things to worry about. Furthermore, you want the DC’s instructing their defensive players to watch out for Inoke taking the direct snap.

    Idealistically, the UH has to sell the Inoke shuttle in hopes that the opposition’s defenders don’t always key their rushing only at the QB. The key is if the defenders are watching for Inoke, too–this hesitation alone may deter some of a pass rush intended towards the QB.

    But here’s the kicker, where all the teams are thinking that when Inoke takes the snap and that he might run or throw the ball–he can also from this formation school the opposition with running any play he’d normally run if he were the QB. The only thing is the QB has to become a good blocking back, and this is doable.

    Taking the direct snap, Inoke can run around end, even run the option, run a draw.

    Or even look to pass, sell pass and…. the QB sell block…and then Inoke throwing the shuffle pass to QB running up the middle. This is one play I would love to see. And it would work because nobody would expect it.

    Or how Florida ran a similar direct snap play to a RB and the QB ran out in a pass pattern and catches the pass from the RB.

    Having the Inoke shuttle adds a dimension to the Warrior’s offense that can be used in a pivotal point of a game, where the opposition is caught off guard. The element of surprise could prove worrisome for the opposition’s defenders because with Inoke taking the direct snap any scenario can happen.

    On another note, I’ll defer this to the people in the know.

    From the shotgun position the QB receiving the snap from the center quickly enables him to get into his progressions quicker. This is easily understood.

    And conversely a snap with a slower velocity allows the defense an added step.

    So can you envision the importance of how a quick snap with velocity favors the offense. And a slower snap deters the offense.

    And… IDK…. but for UH tracing back to last season problems with the OL would an OL guru looking at how the snap in the shotgun position is not coming back to the QB as quickly as it should? Could this be a problem that needs improving on? How I see it the snap looks slow. Has anyone else notice this?

    To al,

    Rome not being built in a day is true. And patience is a virtue, again true. However, if it wasn’t for Rome’s village and clergy people rallying and exhorting the troops then it would never have been built. Stimuli is a good thing.

  37. Maverick April 23, 2009 8:37 am

    Howdy Mctruck. Long time

    Betcha Sanchez doesn’t sit around long enough for the Redskins to take him.

    Colt’s NFL image that was created, not giving him the Franchise style, makes him a niche QB. He might need to go somewhere else for playing time in the near future.
    I’m happy to see him sit on the sidelines for several seasons gettng physically stronger. That Redskins O-line has trouble protecting their QB.

    But we all wan’t him on the field now. Can’t wait for the pre-season fan base for Colt

  38. da princess' classmate April 23, 2009 9:12 am

    whoa the nfl talk is getting exciting. hopefully da skins don’t take sanchez but if seattle passes on him, i think dan snyder moves up to grab him, i think he’s too infactuated w/ him not to.

    tony gonzalez to the falcons. they’ve got weapons all around now w/ ryan, turner, roddy and jenkins and now gonzo, that o is gonna be exciting.

    where does veikune and mouton go…

  39. Colomaohana April 23, 2009 9:21 am

    Morning gang!

    Kekoa, I posted an update on uncle, please go check ‘um go check ‘um go…….

    JJ: Meetings?? or sleeping on those expensive conference tables that my tax dollaz paid for?? hehehe…

    koakane: No worry about da sun…..You not going melt….Well, unless you made of shu-gah like me…. Bwuahahahaha……

    Stretch: You not going on Sat? Neva see you on da’ pink side in a while…

  40. d1島 April 23, 2009 9:23 am


    IDK what the background is to the students’ beef with Wisconsin-Whitewater football. They have a solid D3 program that draws big crowds by D3 standards – over 5k per game. Considering that there are no scholies for D3 athletes, I can’t imagine what would be happening there that would have the players considered “spoiled”.

    Like Stephen says, “the clock starts ticking on that loan.” I know that feeling all too well! 🙁

  41. Kekoa April 23, 2009 9:34 am

    Mama C-ta ~ I waiting for my Pillsbury Orange Danish to pau cook ’cause I wen put ’em insiie wit da chicken dat is cookin’ at 5 degrees for 5 days!…den I can check da update.

    Meanwhile, I hope Unko continues doing more gooder than todays wetter.

  42. SteveM April 23, 2009 9:42 am

    Looks like the restaurant at the Rainbow Bay Marina is re-opened as Schooners Restaurant. This is the two-story building next to Cabana A.

    I saw an ad/coupon. Open daily for lunch and dinner 1100-2000. Usually need a military ID or sponsor though.

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2009 9:45 am

    Good Morning All!

    Best of luck to all of the Warrior hopefuls.

    Prayers for your Uncle, Colomaohana.

  44. Dirty Commish April 23, 2009 9:54 am

    Official nickname lobbying list:

    • “Hurricane” Inoke Funaki

    • Leon “If Loving You is Wrong I Don’t Wanna Be” Wright-Jackson

    • Greg “The Man-Bear” Alexander

    • “Stone Cold” Shane Austin

    • Kealoha “Prime Time” Pilares

    • Brashton “Boom Boom” Satele

    • Wide receivers shall collectively be known as Ron’s Performance Parts (this one takes some thinking to get)

  45. Colomaohana April 23, 2009 9:59 am

    Kekoa: Or….you could have put it in at 500 degrees for 2 minutes…. Hows doze orange ones? sound ono you ‘nooooooo……

    DPK: Mahalo!!

  46. curveball April 23, 2009 10:04 am

    Parker shot a -5 and is tied for 2nd in the Zurich Open….

  47. Kekoa April 23, 2009 10:09 am

    SteveM ~ Me & Pops had lunch there several times before taking Koakane (you know how difficult it is to get him in some places)…Anyway, it is open to the public, no military ID card is required. If you’ll recall, Sam Snead’s is also open to the public.

    You may enter the Marina area without going thru security on any day except when the UH season starts. This Saturday is open to all the folks coming to the T-gate. Come as early as 0900 AM if you like. Some of the guys will be there earlier, setting up things. You’re welcome to join us for coffee and an early bird breakfast.

  48. SteveM April 23, 2009 10:13 am

    Kekoa — how would you compare the fuud to Sam Snead’s? Anything different?

  49. Kekoa April 23, 2009 10:15 am

    Ooohmigooness! Da Pillsbury Doughboy wen try hijack my Orange Danish!…He kinda look like one of the D-linemen!

  50. A-House April 23, 2009 10:17 am


    Any “rumblings” from Jim D on future football opponents?

    Is Boston College still on the clock?

  51. Colomaohana April 23, 2009 10:17 am

    Kekoa: Hmmm…I no tink you should have given me that info…..Especially since Sam Snead’s is pretty darn close to my office….

  52. Colomaohana April 23, 2009 10:20 am

    SteveM: Less’ jus’ go and do a comparison ourselves……

    hahahaha…You know, strictly for research purposes only…..

  53. Kekoa April 23, 2009 10:25 am

    SteveM ~ The food menu is not as extensive as Sam’s. Their wait staff are all very inexperienced. They all seem to have a hard time remembering things. They do appreciate learning how to do things more efficiently, and are trying hard to please the customer. Give them time to learn their jobs, and they’ll be ok.

    The view is outstanding from the top deck, so it’s worth taking it all in with something safe like a big Chesseburger and fries for lunch. Koakane was pleased with the Seafood chowder. Diana likes the chowder as well….

  54. Stephen Tsai April 23, 2009 10:30 am

    Actually, it’s a matter of accounting. The Hawai‘i Bowl also pays $750,000, but then it deducts hotel stays, ground transportation, meals, etc. So the net payout is low. Independence Bowl just announces the gross payout. But participating teams still have to pony up for the expenses.

  55. Kekoa April 23, 2009 10:32 am

    Mama C-TA ~ Last time we were at Sam’s, there was a little keiki person screaming his head off!! The hostess was more than just a little irked when she greeted us with a choice of seating options by asking, “Will that be screaming, or non-screaming?”

  56. Stephen Tsai April 23, 2009 10:35 am

    I’ve heard nothing about Boston College.

  57. Colomaohana April 23, 2009 10:37 am


    I’m very proud to say that my keiki NEVER act like that, seriously. If they even start to show signs of fussiness, they’re OUTTA DEA!

    Thanks to my hooos-bond……

    But, that rarely happens…*knock on wood*

  58. letsgowarriors April 23, 2009 10:38 am

    cory daniel, haha i still remember that state championship game vs. st. louis where he had a running start and jumped over the OL to hit the qb as he was trying to take a knee causing a bit of a scuffle. he has balls and will hit you!

  59. SteveM April 23, 2009 10:41 am

    Colomaohana — research, huh? What general area do you work?

    BTW, I noticed the Schooner’s ad when I was at the Hickam beach snack bar. They had a fire so their kitchen is closed for a few weeks. They were grilling a very limited menu outside and serving chips– not my favorite onion rings and fries… 🙁

  60. Colomaohana April 23, 2009 10:44 am

    Very near to JJ’s previous hale: OCCC.

    Buwhahahahaha…See when he too busy working..he no get to defend himself!!

  61. d1島 April 23, 2009 10:47 am

    I thought it was Blaze who got that head start on “congratulating” the Crusader QB?

  62. cheepono April 23, 2009 10:51 am

    d1 –
    nope it was corey. he got a good ol’ talking to from his pops after that game too… he and his braddahs is up playing arizona jc ball.

  63. d1島 April 23, 2009 10:52 am

    Hmmmm….”interesting” choice for the audio track on Mr. Daniel’s video.
    I wonder what the last 8:30 of the video is like? 🙄

  64. cheepono April 23, 2009 10:53 am

    correction… *was* playing jc ball.

    congrats cory. you da man.
    hopefully you can steer the rest of your braddahs to manoa too… we could use a pair of 6’5″ o-line boys and a 6’3″ d-tackle.

  65. d1島 April 23, 2009 10:55 am

    Hoping all the OL keep in mind that there is no “disputing” sacks in the fall!

  66. letsgowarriors April 23, 2009 10:56 am

    what jc was cory at?

    i was actually at his 1 mma fight. he was on the under card for enson inoue’s fight i think. and i think he got knocked out by kala hose.

  67. cheepono April 23, 2009 11:05 am

    all 4 daniel bros is/was at pima cc in arizona.

  68. BIGWAVE96744 April 23, 2009 11:25 am

    Daniels boys, Paredes boys and some Dline stud who is named after the richest man in the Bible..

    Going to have a lot of boys from 96744 to cheer for besides Blaze, Victor, & Corey…

  69. bb April 23, 2009 11:40 am

    The “Noke” better be part of the offensive scheme in the NCAA 2010 Football Series video games…

    And Inoke himself better be listed as a RB instead of a QB….

  70. madeinhawaii April 23, 2009 11:47 am

    Reports on today’s practice from the SH forum…

    Last of the spring practices, I was late but I arrived right before the “warm up” scrimmage for Saturday’s Spring Scrimmage. It looked like the teams were split up like the Roster for Saturday. It was spirited! Austin started out really well with many accurate throws, most to Pollard. A TD was called back because an Oline jumped to early, then a theoretical sack by Ahmad but despite the great play by the offense the D held deep in their territory. The first play of the other team resulted in a great run/catch from (I’m sure Lane who was wearing injured Taylor’s #9 jersey) who sped past the DBs. A great throw of course by Rausch for this one play long bomb TD. And that was it. Apparently first one scores wins and the players got to hit the showers early. I may sound too positive in my reports lately but that is because I was there last spring and summer and it was not pretty (especially after watching Colt and company) on the Offense. But again they looked good today even without the starting QB and the rosters mixed up by 1st and 2nd stringers. It was fun and I got my monies worth.

    contributed by— Kahaluu Imua Warriors

    Thursday’s practice was at the Ching Field and #16 threw the ball to #9.

    The Warriors unveiled their new punt formation today under the direction of Coach Tormey. Since I am not supposed to divulge new formations, I just wait until Stephen Tsai mentions it. Actually this formation may be new to Hawaii, but I have seen other teams utilize this formation.

    Filling in as the punter today was defensive tackle Tuika Tufaga. He will be placed on scholarship, but I can tell you it is not because of his punting ability.

    Outside of injury, the first team defense has not changed for most of spring practice. There have been several changes to the second team as players compete for spots. This morning, the second team consisted of Paipai Falemalu, Mana Lolotai and Pookela Ahmad at linebackers; Richard Torres and Lewis Walker at cornerbacks; Lametrius Davis and Kenny Estes at safeties.

    It’s been difficult to get a good reading on the defensive line back-ups as they rotate different players in and out of the line-up.

    The Warriors spend a lot of time practicing their red zone offense. Probably because if they can squeeze the ball into the small windows of the red zone, they can squeeze the ball into anyplace. This morning, Royce Pollard made a beautiful catch in the end zone on a pass from Greg Alexander.

    The NFL-bound David Veikune observed practice today. LaCount also observed practice and he is absolutely huge.

    In anticipation of Saturday’s Warrior Bowl at the Aloha Stadium, the respective teams spent some time practicing as a unit. At the end of practice, each team was allowed one possession of the ball.

    Shane Austin’s team had the ball first and marched right down the field. An apparent touchdown from Austin to Greg Salas ignited a boisterous celebration with Salas dunking the ball over the goal post. The touchdown was called back because of a heavily disputed illegal procedure call. The drive stalled on a wild play when an Austin pass bounced off a receiver near the goal line and was batted back to a surprised Austin. Doing his best Inoke Funaki impression, Austin tried to advance the ball, but was stonewalled short of the goal line.

    Brent Rausch’s team got the ball next and on the first play Rausch scrambled for an apparent long gain. But the play was called back, because Rausch was ruled (after a long discussion) as being sacked in the pocket. On the very next play, Rausch unleashed a bomb to Malcolm Lane, who “disguised” himself by switching to jersey #9. The Rausch to Lane pass, catch and run covered about 60 yards for a touchdown and won them temporary bragging rights.

    If this short preview is any indication of Saturday’s game, it’s gonna be a lot of fun (or a lot of arguing)..

    contributed by— NelsonO

  71. madeinhawaii April 23, 2009 11:52 am

    Oh yeah..

    morning to all! Keep warm.. keep dry.. it’s raining outside!

  72. MeiLing April 23, 2009 12:00 pm

    Mahalo to sj & myki for taking me w/ them to breakfast & showing me where to shop. Now I gotta go make lei for graduation at NAU…

    Practice this morning was pleasant w/ cloud cover & no rain till we got in the car. Kazz could tell you more about practice. Fun to watch!

    See ya Saturday!

  73. MeiLing April 23, 2009 12:12 pm


    Mahalo for the pratice reports.

  74. MeiLing April 23, 2009 12:12 pm


    Mahalo for the pratice reports.

  75. madeinhawaii April 23, 2009 12:15 pm

    Sounds like it is going to be a pretty wild and fun filled Saturday Spring Game.

  76. A-House April 23, 2009 12:19 pm

    Is there any significant difference if the offense or defense was “platooned” for short periods of time to rest up the first string? or, is it more sensible to substitue “bootsu, bootsu”.

    Is this legal? Does a team have “maximum” number of subs within a quarter, half, or game like volleyball?

    What amount of confusion would it cause opponents?

  77. A-House April 23, 2009 12:22 pm


    How many year(s) does Corey Daniel have left?

    Cannot watch U-tube any more at work since the big boss blocked it for the whole company.

  78. layson April 23, 2009 12:31 pm

    other hawaii golfers
    currently dean wilson shot even par and t74
    michelle wie 6 under thru 17 and t3

  79. A-House April 23, 2009 12:36 pm

    thanks, Layson – good to hear that Michelle is doing well.

  80. layson April 23, 2009 12:53 pm

    michelle wie finishes 7 under and t2
    it will be a surprise if she holds on to this position,
    as wie is known to start out fast and falter near the end.
    there are 3 rounds left after today

  81. Richie April 23, 2009 12:58 pm

    After reviewing a portion of the Knight on the horizon video, I wish him the best. BTW, whatever happened to first-team all-state middle linebacker Jacob Barit who played at St. Louis a couple of years ago? At 6’3″ and about 230 lbs., he is one local kid that I hope the UH staff has not forgotten. His teammate at St. Louis, 6’7″ DE Scott Smith is also out and about and no longer at Cal.

  82. A-House April 23, 2009 1:10 pm

    Good point, Richie, Coach Mack and staff should always remember those who went away and may want to come back.

    a phone call to parents may well bring big dividends to the team.

  83. letsgowarriors April 23, 2009 1:14 pm

    jacob barit went to az western, same school as george kauwalu and travis nua. last i heard, he was waiting on some D1 offers, if none come up, he’s gonna walkon somewhere.

    scott smith is a Univ. of Arizona i think.

  84. d1島 April 23, 2009 1:32 pm

    Barit handled the punting for the Saints…and did it quite well.

  85. mctruck April 23, 2009 1:39 pm


    howzit bro!!…..you know, I was thinking about CB’s situation and if he’s not going to get much playing time, if any, this season, and I don’t know the particulars of his contract, but maybe his agent should address this issue come season’s end of finding another team here or in Europe or Canada where he can get serious playing time under his belt, cause the way I see it, if he don’t get playing time it’s the next thing to the exit door.

  86. warriorfanny2 April 23, 2009 2:03 pm

    Last year we heard about Ryan Mouton being touted as a “wild deuce” on O and this year we have a “noke”.

    Im a simple guy and just like old-fashioned home cookin and an OL that can–the rest will follow without the smokin mirrors.

  87. jm2375 April 23, 2009 2:07 pm

    Good afternoon Tsai-kos!

    Busy day. Just got on to catch up.

    Kekoa – #16 – will let you know tonight when I get home. What time you gonna be there? Mebbe can meet up witchu.

  88. Kekoa April 23, 2009 2:29 pm

    jm2375 ~ Uhhhh…I doubt if you would want to join me for a funeral at St.
    John’s in the morning. If so, bring your best prayers and meet me there 10 AM.

    Uncle was one of the tough old time Union Officials that ruled the docks back in the day. Prolly why those guys earn top dollar today.

  89. jm2375 April 23, 2009 2:46 pm

    Kekoa – sorry to hear about your Uncle. 10am – will be in town @ work. Oh well.

  90. Kekoa April 23, 2009 3:43 pm

    jm ~ Thank you for that. Check your Email.

  91. Calvin from Kona April 23, 2009 3:54 pm

    See you Guys Saturday morning. I don’t know if I can stay for the game due to other commitments. Is someone bringing a football?

  92. warriorfanny2 April 23, 2009 4:03 pm

    A must see video just released by John Rich with Mickey Rourke and Kris Kristofferson, “They’re shuttin Detroit Down”.
    Chris flew in from Russia to make the video.
    It’s hot!
    America wake up!


  93. Garret April 23, 2009 4:13 pm

    Welcome to the Warriors Cory Daniel! There is going to be a TOUGH competition for the limited spots Mac can fill for Fall camp.

  94. Garret April 23, 2009 4:14 pm

    The University of Florida is broke, so they are asking their Athletic Department to donate $6 million instead of the normal $2.56 million to the University.

    Amid serious budget issues, the University of Florida is turning to its athletics department for help. The school’s latest budget proposal for the 2009-10 season is asking the University Athletic Association, a self-sufficient marketing arm, for a cool $6 million, the Sentinel has learned.

    Giving back to the university is nothing new for the UAA, which has dished out $48.6 million to fund academic endeavors since 1990. But this year’s total more than doubles the $2.56-million average per year in an effort to help soften the blow of the economic crisis.

    The UAA operates on a healthy $84.5-million annual budget muscled by lucrative TV deals with CBS and ESPN, a $100-million marketing/broadcasting deal with Sun Sports, lofty licensing sales, a sold-out Swamp every year and booster donations. The Gators earned less than a million of profit from appearing in the national title game after expenses and sharing with the SEC.

  95. Garret April 23, 2009 4:19 pm

    Article about how recruiting stars out of high school correlate to the NFL draft.

    Odds of being drafted in the first 3 rounds:
    5 stars: 1 in 4
    4 stars: 1 in 12
    3 stars: 1 in 29
    2 stars: 1 in 99

    If we remember the article yesterday that showed that UH was one of the top 4 non-BCS schools for getting players drafted (better than a lot of BCS conference schools), this means that UH’s coaches seem to be doing a great job in teaching their players. The players work hard, listen to the coaches, and it pays off in a much higher success rate to the NFL than the national average. That should be a nice stat for recruits to think about.

    UH should have at least 3 draft picks in this draft: Veikune, Mouton, and Ingram, with others having a shot at being drafted (or at least being in demand to be rookie free agents like Bess) including Josh Leonard, Adam Leonard, Sol, etc.

  96. Garret April 23, 2009 4:23 pm

    This reporter really enjoyed his assignment…I wonder if Hawaii would ever get one of these franchises? I really like that the winning team gets paid more than the losing team…I would love it if NFL player’s pay would be partially determined by their team’s win/loss record.

    This idea of scantily clad women playing football originated with the Lingerie Bowl, which was televised on pay-per-view at halftime of the 2004 Super Bowl. It’s been a halftime staple since, leading to the formation and growth of the LFL to 10 teams.

    Long, 25, went to Rainier Beach High and was in the Tennessee Titans camp at one time. He considered this an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. I know, no kidding.

    Long spent the next five minutes trying to convince a highly skeptical reporter that he wants to teach his players to block and tackle and throw and catch.

    “I’m going to treat them like athletes,” he said.

    I guess it’s possible with a financial incentive — winners will earn more than losers in the LFL.

    Alicia McLauchlin, 23, looks more like an aerobics instructor than a quarterback, but she’s the Mist’s Matt Hasselbeck. At 5-foot-6 and 110 pounds, she’s a wisp of a woman with a cannon of an arm.

    “I can throw it 30 to 40 yards,” she said before practice. “I’ll show you.”

    She did, rifling several long passes to receivers, displaying a remarkably nice touch, relatively speaking.

    “I’ve liked football all my life. I played a lot as a kid,” said McLauchlin, a Rogers of Puyallup grad. “People told me: ‘You’re so good, you’ve got to do this.’

  97. Dennis Halloran April 23, 2009 4:34 pm

    CB is in a good situation. #1 is not entrenched but a Sanchez deal is no step forward so, keep the faith. Third year is the critical one for contract signing and lifetime earning and he is still on track.
    College selection is parent driven and not really done well.
    Sul Ross State in Alpine, TX is a great spot that nobody goes to, but people graduate regularly.
    Chaminade gives great financial packages.
    Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT has a great Aviation Program
    Texas A&M Corpus Christi is on an Island and is a perfect Windsurfing Campus.
    Parents with financial needs should look first and foremost to endowment totals. Harvard is free for low earners.
    Remember, we thought finishing college was a great goal in life and now it is like finishing a good HS.
    All Offense, Noke or not depends on OL and it appears we will be tougher in 09
    Garret, keep up the cause, we l love your inquiring mind.

  98. wafan April 23, 2009 5:08 pm

    Dang. Close to the end of April and we are forecast for another night below freezing.

    Good night, all!

  99. wafan April 23, 2009 5:09 pm


  100. wafan April 23, 2009 5:10 pm


  101. Committed Road Warrior April 23, 2009 5:11 pm


    Why you still getting that kine weather? It’s almost May, you know.

  102. Calvin from Kona April 23, 2009 5:32 pm


  103. Dennis Halloran April 23, 2009 5:38 pm

    Remember Brew 102,,in college it was $1.09 for a six pack but that was the 50’s for me!

  104. mouthwash April 23, 2009 5:42 pm

    who is your daddy and what does he do!!!!!!!!!

  105. Dennis Halloran April 23, 2009 5:42 pm

    Let’ see! Angels, Ducks,Lakers,( All on the tube here in SoCal) SC spring Scrimmage manana. Tough to squeeze in 9 holes here and there in the desert!

  106. 22Tokyo April 23, 2009 6:01 pm

    ST or anyone….

    What’s Junior Lopati doing these days?

  107. SteveM April 23, 2009 6:16 pm

    Hi 22Tokyo — I just noticed you completed your relocation from London. Good luck (and have fun) in your new digs! 😉

  108. 22Tokyo April 23, 2009 6:19 pm

    Thank you SteveM. Been here a month and still trying to get adjusted. The food is excellent here…..

  109. SteveM April 23, 2009 6:30 pm

    22Tokyo — glad to hear you enjoy the food. Is your hotmail email address still the same? If not, please send me at stevem.hnl (at) gmail.com

    The only other Tsai-ko reported in Tokyo is UHLokahi but I have not noticed him/her for a year. But a better chance to meet Tsai-kos in Tokyo than London, I guess. 🙂

  110. vending company April 23, 2009 7:05 pm

    Yeah really i praise your efforts.

  111. chawan_cut April 23, 2009 7:07 pm

    warrior bowl news

  112. 22Tokyo April 23, 2009 7:08 pm

    SteveM – yes, my hotmail address remains the same.
    Re UHLokahi, I heard that he/she moved to London….just joking….

  113. Steel Kit Homes April 23, 2009 7:08 pm

    It could be a good competition. Burt be the first!

  114. madeinhawaii April 23, 2009 7:24 pm

    Steel Kit Homes

    April 23rd, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    It could be a good competition. Burt be the first!

    So, umnn.. who’s this Burt guy?

  115. d1島 April 23, 2009 8:10 pm

    Hope Portland isn’t as cold as wafan’s neck o’ the woods.

    Will know in about 8 hours!

    Enjoy the Warrior Bowl Tsaikos!
    Hope to hear great things about the game and of course, the TsaikoGate when I check in from the PNW.

    Aloha…. 🙂

  116. SteveM April 23, 2009 8:39 pm

    d1島 — Have a good trip and visit!

  117. madeinhawaii April 23, 2009 9:04 pm

    Hey? Maybe the Advertiser should advertise in the Two English papers in Japan and let the expats there know about this website.

  118. Nalani April 23, 2009 9:11 pm

    So where do the Tsaiko’s sit for the Warrior Bowl.

    Is it like high school where you tend to always sit in your same seat because you’re so used to going there? I know we sit in the end zone for season, so was thinking of sitting there. Good angle for OL.

  119. Kekoa April 23, 2009 9:11 pm

    Welcome back to the blog 22Tokyo/London. Maybe your next move will be the move you can call 22Hawaii. I agree, Japanese food definetly trumps English grub!

  120. Stephen Tsai April 23, 2009 9:12 pm

    OK, never order fried onions on big burgers.
    I’ve been ailin’ all day.

  121. roysan16 April 23, 2009 9:22 pm

    So I’m reading the on line edition of the HA sport’s section and, again, it has me scratching my head. My beef is how the feature story and column are imo saying the same exact things written by the same exact person. And how peculiar is this?

    The feature story is about sand volleyball , which is fine. After all I want to absorb all there is to know about how the UH athletic department, JD and UH woman’s volleyball coach DS are looking into adding this woman’s sport in the spring, possibly 2010-2011.

    From the feature article I learn how DS acknowledges that Hawaii is a natural fit. That the woman’s indoor volleyballers, which play in the fall, can double up and play in the spring. But his only concern was if it would draw interests away from the men, whose season would also run in the spring.

    JD discusses that adding this sport closes the gap on gender equity. And that the T.C Ching complex is one venue that he looks at where a court and spectator seating can be set up.. And sees that the startup costs are minimal since the coaches will be doubling up.

    The feature article is fine. I learned a lot, including how the term “sand volley ball” is derived at. Yet I read the same thing twice…when I read the column right next to it including for the second time how “sand volleyball” is derived from.

    ….For right next to the feature article is a column written by the same person that wrote the feature article. Which it wouldn’t raise my ire if the column was such a blatant replication of the feature article.

    So redundant. And to me this doesn’t make sense. For the feature article talks the same as what basically is said in the column.

  122. Ralph April 23, 2009 9:22 pm

    Nalani I believe the only sitting available will be on the makai sidelines.

  123. Kekoa April 23, 2009 9:23 pm

    Nalani ~ You can sit there. It is the best view of the line. They only had the Makai stands and the south ez open last year.

    After we had some wine and cheese stuff in the Hospitality room courtesy of JD, we had the run of the field as we clowned around the south end zone goal post and harrassed Vili. Then, we sat up in the Blue section. We were at about the north 40 yrd line. Maybe 3 rows of Tsaiko’s.

    Bulla and Lyn were in the ez seats. BHF2 occupied his tunnel seat in the ez as well.

    Come by the T-gate first before driving in. We may have a plan by then.

  124. Momo April 23, 2009 9:29 pm

    Since many of you always talk about food, I thought I would share what I cooked for the Koolau boys. Rember, these were all non Asian. I grow squash so I said I would feed them pork with squash..Some what like chicken Heka I had a wok full and thought I would have lots to bring home….Those five boys ate almost the whole cooking, about 3 serving each…I plan to cook them for the next tail gate Even ms momo gavse a thumbs up on the dish….

  125. Ralph April 23, 2009 9:35 pm

    momo i would give you two thumbs up if you gave me some…

  126. d1shima(tilted) April 23, 2009 9:44 pm

    You give up your thumbs too easily 🙄

    Flt delayed 🙁

  127. chawan_cut April 23, 2009 9:45 pm

    you’ve been ‘Illin’ or ‘ailin’?


  128. d1shima(tilted) April 23, 2009 9:48 pm


    Look for #1 son at church in the morning…his classmate is wunna da grankids.

  129. Stretch April 23, 2009 9:50 pm

    April 23rd, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    ….After we had some wine and cheese stuff in the Hospitality room courtesy of JD….

    It was ST & Mike who took care of the Tsaikos w/ the foods in the Hospitality Room.

  130. d1shima(tilted) April 23, 2009 9:52 pm


    Sorry, got the camera with me.

  131. SteveM April 23, 2009 9:56 pm

    ST — fried onions on burger? Not french fried shredded onion?

  132. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:03 pm

    so stevem…if a tsaiko blogs from another country would that go under the tsaiko international membership?

  133. Garret April 23, 2009 10:08 pm

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

    The Department of Homeland Security is studying “Brain Music”, which uses music created from listeners’ own brain waves to help them deal with things like insomnia, fatigue, and stress-related headaches.

  134. Garret April 23, 2009 10:08 pm

    Astronomers cannot figure out (or even name) a giant space “blob” that is out of proportion and out of time for its size.

  135. SteveM April 23, 2009 10:09 pm

    A after 9:00 PM “Ask the Blog” question: What do you call those finely cut, coated, and deep fried onions which are like mini-onion rings but all stuck together in a clump?

    They are usually served as a garnish with steaks but I think I saw it on a burger here once. I usually see and eat them on cruise ships, but not so much at the places I frequent at home 😐

  136. Garret April 23, 2009 10:09 pm

    More than half of the children in Europe under the age of 10 have a cell phone, and 95% of those 16 or older have cell phones.

  137. Garret April 23, 2009 10:09 pm

    Detroit woman was shot by a burglar, but her bra’s wiring stopped the bullet and saved her life.

  138. Garret April 23, 2009 10:10 pm

    Pregnant woman stopped in the middle of robbing a bank to answer her phone, then she got so distracted by the call that she left the bank without any money!

  139. Russian April 23, 2009 10:10 pm

    @ Roysan16

    You are funny comrade. In post # 36 you speak and instruct how to use the Noke then after much paragraphs you defer to the persons in the know. How you say, BWUAHAHAHA.

    In post #121 you speak about writing exact same things. What is so funny? That is how you post too. Again, BWUAHAHAHA.

    You funny Roysan16. One day we have vodka together.

  140. Garret April 23, 2009 10:10 pm

    Free play links pau.

  141. Kekoa (iPhone) April 23, 2009 10:13 pm

    I stand corrected Stretch. JD did make the room and field available to us. I guess I owe ST & Mike a debt of gratitude.

  142. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:15 pm

    those are called extruded onions rings. not the real mccoy, but, bits n pieces of onion that is mixed with breading like mixture (picture an onion kamaboko without the fishcake). cooked in a large vat and then run through a machine akin to a hamburger grinder, but instead of the small holes it comes out in the shape of a ring. then they are rolled in bread crumbs and frozen until they fry em in two day old oil.

    oh, by the way, you guessed it, the onion bits n pieces are scrappy parts of the onion or from a half rotten onion.

    want some?

    true story…be careful of what you consume.
    …nuiff said

  143. Garret April 23, 2009 10:17 pm


    Did you post links regarding the Cassini Equinox Mission already? I was surprised to see that it was still operating flawlessly two years after it’s initial mission and sending back pics of Saturn.



    I’m not surprised that Cassini is still doing well. Voyager worked well for 10+ years beyond its mission requirements…it takes so long and costs so much money to get a satellite into space, they design in redundancies and ways for the spacecraft to live as long as possible.

    I was part of the Mars Pathfinder team and the people I worked with were very, very good. They were also extremely underpaid compared to what they could have made in industry, but they loved the cool stuff they worked on. Things went downhill for a period of time (I have my opinions on why, and why so many of the Mars Pathfinder people left JPL), but the work will draw enough people that they will keep building cool stuff if there is the money to fund it.

  144. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:18 pm

    hey….i like white russians with a splash of galliano.

  145. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:19 pm

    ltuh…….are lurking about?

    we could use one of your jokes. c’mon howaboutit?

  146. SteveM April 23, 2009 10:22 pm

    al ™:
    April 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    so stevem…if a tsaiko blogs from another country would that go under the tsaiko international membership?

    Al — yes. We get many visits from around the world, but very few verifiable posters. The listing of mainland and international bloggers are at…


    Say, you might know the answer to my fried, coated onion question… what is it called?

  147. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:24 pm

    post #142 addresses your concerns.

  148. homey ℞ April 23, 2009 10:24 pm

    Hello everybody.

    Looking forward to Saturday!

  149. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:25 pm

    homey…got vodka?

  150. homey ℞ April 23, 2009 10:25 pm

    SteveM – It’s called thinly sliced deep fried onions.

  151. roysan16 April 23, 2009 10:27 pm

    to russian,

    I have a hunch you’re right your opinions are probably the consensus

    so it probably tells me one thing

    anyway thanks for the feedback, sorry I’ve disappointed people.

  152. homey ℞ April 23, 2009 10:30 pm

    al – hahahaha, I read it. And yes I do have vodka…Stoli’s, Grey Goose, and Smirnoff triple distilled. I also keep on hand Tanqueray gin…

  153. SteveM April 23, 2009 10:30 pm

    Al — Re: #142

    Not that kind. I know that kind and avoid it.

    The one I am referring to is a very, very finely sliced real onion, and when coated and fried, look like a clump of thick brown hair. Hmmm, doesn’t sound appetizing, but it’s the next best thing to real onion rings.

  154. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:32 pm

    hahahaha….i misread your onion description. yah, those are thinly sliced deep fried onions.

  155. homey ℞ April 23, 2009 10:36 pm

    roysan16 – What does it tell you? No matter what just write what you feel. Many read your posts and are not disappointed. Its just differences of opinions…so what right? As they said in al’s time…”keep on truckin’!”

  156. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:36 pm

    easy to make that one stevem. slice the onion as thin as possible or use a mandolin slicer. then soak the onions for a bit in milk. then dip em in a very light batter. if you lazy just take some pancake batter and double the water. always use ice cold water. can add fine minced green onion or parsley flakes for color. sprinkle small kine salt as soon as you pau fry em.

    another variation is to dorp some fried minced garlic as an added kick. i like to add some chopped red peppers too.

  157. Kekoa April 23, 2009 10:37 pm

    Disappointed people?…nay, I say! You just happen to have a rambling style of writing. No harm, no foul. I think most of us accept it as your honest effort to make sense of the world of sports.

  158. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:41 pm

    thanks homey.

    always nice to have a “friendly” reminder of one’s era. funny how i can’t remember any other of those cliche’s.

  159. roysan16 April 23, 2009 10:41 pm

    ha, ha I’m too clever

    I know how to ferret out the good stuff

  160. Kekoa April 23, 2009 10:42 pm

    D-1 Is it possible that #1 son is the friend of the grandson that was in the Texas Rangers organization? I guess I’ll find out tomorrow.

    Damn those airline delays, where’s the compensation? Hmmmm?

    Safe travels for you and Juliette.

  161. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:42 pm

    homey….having worked many a nightclub. my favorite cliche back in the day was, “go ahead make my day”.

  162. homey ℞ April 23, 2009 10:42 pm

    SteveM – Or as the French would say, it is Fines tranches d’oignons frits.

  163. homey ℞ April 23, 2009 10:43 pm

    roysan16 – That you are! 😆

  164. homey ℞ April 23, 2009 10:44 pm

    al – Having roamed the nightclub scene my line was “You like chance?”

  165. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:45 pm

    i wonder if d1’s delay was due to an earlier flight that was held up because of a death of a passenger. i heard this rumbling but can’t confirm who, what, where, why, or when.

  166. homey ℞ April 23, 2009 10:46 pm

    Time for the bubble bath and then la-la land…

    Good night all.

    Maybe I’ll peek on the pink side when I’m done bocha.

  167. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:48 pm

    roysan….nah, brother we enjoy your orations, rants, and raves.

    look you scared the coaches so much, today they ran some two minute drills. mwahahahaha.

  168. SteveM April 23, 2009 10:49 pm

    Al — Re #156

    No common name? Anyway, that one goes on the menu when we open our beach bar & grill… 🙂

    …I run the karaoke and you can be Executive Chef and bouncer… 😉

  169. al ™ April 23, 2009 10:49 pm

    i would say something about your last comment, but, only you would understand my interpretation of that comment #166.

  170. Letter Boxes April 23, 2009 10:50 pm

    Really these decisions won’t be easy to take quick action.

  171. 22Tokyo April 23, 2009 10:52 pm

    Thank you Kekoa…yes it would be 22Hawaii when I move back….oh how sweeeeeeet it would be to again live in paradise….

  172. SteveM April 23, 2009 11:08 pm

    homey ℞:
    April 23rd, 2009 at 10:42 pm
    SteveM – Or as the French would say, it is Fines tranches d’oignons frits.

    Are you sure, homey? That sure sounds expensive…. 🙄

  173. jm2375 April 23, 2009 11:31 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!

    Finally got a Wii Fit and got on it for the first time tonight.
    No snide comments Homey!!

    Time for la la land. Hubby has already started up the buzz saw.
    Oyasumina-tsai. Hasta manana.

    Yikes, starting to rain here in Keolu.

  174. inventory management April 23, 2009 11:42 pm

    competition seems tough! all right but other side show the good effort for training.

  175. addahknowjoe April 23, 2009 11:59 pm

    gnite errybody.

  176. J April 24, 2009 12:07 am

    Onion straws

  177. Hawaiianbod April 24, 2009 12:07 am

    ST – hope you’re feeling better. 🙂 not sure if you caught it or not but your ‘favorite’ idol was on nightline tonight. 😉 i was surprise that the entire segment was devote to paula. 🙄 it was very interesting to say the least (i.e. allegations re prescription drug an alcohol abuse). 😯 if you missed it you could probably watch it online. 💡 most notable is that this ‘may’ be paula’s last season as she hasn’t signed a new contract. 🙁 rich2176 might know the real 411. 😎

  178. Hawaiianbod April 24, 2009 12:10 am



  179. koakane™ April 24, 2009 12:30 am

    howdie hb coming to tgate on sat? 😆 might as well start now before season begins.

    much to do before the gathering on sat. so been busy getting ready. hope to see mucho tsai-ko’s cause going be fun :mrgreen:

  180. Hawaiianbod April 24, 2009 12:34 am

    must be late.


    time for moe moe.

    g’nite ;john boy’.


  181. Hawaiianbod April 24, 2009 12:41 am

    howzit kk!

    did chargers win today?!?! and did my nephew kahana neal pitch?!?!

    fo reals now whoooooooooosh

  182. al ™ April 24, 2009 1:30 am

    ah, the neal brothers of pearl city little league legend.

  183. wafan April 24, 2009 3:25 am

    Happy Aloha Friday everyone!!!

  184. wafan April 24, 2009 3:27 am

    It is warming up! Now it is all the way up to 33.

    CRW . . .

    It has snowed here in May.

  185. djmitcho April 24, 2009 4:06 am

    Good Morning Everyone! Happy Aloha Friday! Hope everyone makes it to pau hana time with their sanity still intact.

  186. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 24, 2009 5:11 am

    Nighty Night!

  187. djmitcho April 24, 2009 5:47 am

    Ok, I was looking at the traffic cams on the front page of the advertiser….and that is probably one of the only reasons Im glad I dont live on Oahu.

  188. addahknowjoe April 24, 2009 6:46 am

    gmorning gangy!

  189. Bulla April 24, 2009 7:01 am

    Aloha kakou,

    A-Joe, you still da handsome guy i used to know? loooooooong time my brother….whew

  190. MeiLing April 24, 2009 7:01 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    It’s snowed in Flagstaff at the beginning of June. Light snow showers, but snow none the less. Glad I live Hawai’i!

    I’ll be sitting at the Hawaii Public Radio station tonight from 8-10 pm for the phone-a-thon. Call to support local public radio, 941-3689!


  191. Bulla April 24, 2009 7:05 am

    aloha mei,

    is that your direct line, or do we have to ask for a ‘private line’. i am not used to this phone thing late at night, i’ll ask homey for some advice on how to do it.

    his numbers usually start with a 1-800-, so i guess they’re easier to dial…huh? i don’t know, just have to get some input from the #1 fan of The King, EP.

  192. brew808 April 24, 2009 7:10 am


    ~~•~ 😀 ★ ★ ★ 😆 Happy..Birthday..Coach..Mack!!! 😆 ★ ★ ★ 😀 ~•~~
    … I think…. 🙄

    Belated b-day wishes to Ronnie’s Dad! I hope he’s in good health and spirits! 😀 😯 😆

    Re: #189 – Nope, must be some other Joe! Ha! 😆 🙄 😆

  193. Bulla April 24, 2009 7:16 am

    hey brew,

    what’s cooking, or should i say, what’s brewing? have a good friday and an even greater weekend. GO WARRIORS

  194. brew808 April 24, 2009 7:16 am

    Hi Bulla!

    I thought homey‘s phone number(s) were just three digits…. ending in _11…. Heeheheheheh! 😆 😯 😆

  195. brew808 April 24, 2009 7:20 am

    … still trying to comprehend #186…. 🙄

    Why is someone saying “HIYA! – Nighty Night! at 5:11 am HST? 😯 🙄 😕

  196. Bulla April 24, 2009 7:23 am

    hey brew,

    no, that number is only when we want to find him, all active members that are post incarcerated have to be ‘monitored’ so to speak. with his top secret status with the government, he is our best kept secret for Pacific Asian incidents.

  197. brew808 April 24, 2009 7:23 am

    This blog has really slowed down recently. Where the chatter? Isn’t there a big draft this weekend? A big scrimmage? A Tsaiko-gate? An important basebaru series in NM? Fuud and fun and foolishness? 😕

    Has the crew all gone over the to the “pink”? 🙄 😈 😯

  198. brew808 April 24, 2009 7:24 am

    😳 Where‘s the chatter? 😳

  199. brew808 April 24, 2009 7:31 am

    Oh – d1島 went to PDX? pourquoi? 😕
    Okay, let me send this one more time – think the 411 is correct. I’m nervous since no one else has mentioned it….

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆
    ~~•~ 😀 ★ ★ ★ 😆 Happy..Birthday..Coach..Mack!!! 😆 ★ ★ ★ 😀 ~•~~
    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  200. brew808 April 24, 2009 7:32 am

    Okay – nobody stay… me too…. #200! 🙁

  201. Stretch April 24, 2009 7:35 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday Coach Mack!!
    I wonder if everyone at the Stadium should sing him Happy Birthday tomorrow??

  202. addahknowjoe April 24, 2009 7:37 am

    chatter… chatter…

    Stretch- Good idea!

    chatter… chatter…

  203. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 24, 2009 7:38 am


  204. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 24, 2009 7:40 am

    eek. too slow. 203

    oh well.

    186 was because I fell asleep for a “nap” and woke up at 5:10am and then officially went to bed.


  205. koakane™ April 24, 2009 7:42 am

    morning tsai-ko’s 8) looking like its clearing up and sun trying to puka thru

    hippo birdie two ewe coach mack ….. looking forward to the 09 warriors

  206. chawan_cut April 24, 2009 7:54 am

    whoa. new blog listing layout…
    what’s next?

  207. MeiLing April 24, 2009 7:59 am


    EP left the building a while ago…homey could give you the 411 on that. It’s a loco numbah, brah! We be crazy on da odda end askin’ fo’ kala. myki going be there on Tuesday if you like talk to her.

    Is it Coach Mac’s birthday today?


  208. Da Punchbowl Kid April 24, 2009 8:17 am

    Good Morning All!

  209. Bulla April 24, 2009 8:19 am


    how’s it hanging?

  210. Bulla April 24, 2009 8:20 am

    hope all is well on the majestic slopes of honolulu dpk, any weather updates from your lofty perch?

  211. layson April 24, 2009 8:36 am

    parker mclachlin is 1 over thru 3 currently t24
    dean wilson 2 over 74 and t109
    michelle wie 1 under thru 16 currently 5th

  212. Kekoa April 26, 2009 7:15 pm

    Look, WSU aint goin to beat themselves, like u suggest, Hawaii will have to get out on the field and kick their butts to win.

    Nobody’s suggesting that they would. I didn’t think Garret said or meant that at all. He was merely filling in some blanks.

    I dont buy your “our enemy is weak theory”, nether does MAC.
    It’s all theory and talk—u fail to mention who returns, redshirts, etc.
    We are losing 9 starters on D and return an OL that led the nation in sacks allowed.

    Earlier today you painted a very positive outlook of the team as they wrap Spring training. Was that theory and talk?

    Im excited as much as anyone about 2009 football prospects,
    Let’s be real, our OL needs to improve dramatically to warrant any kind of optimism on the road against WSU, LaT, NEV and SJSU or at home against Boise State, Fresno State, Navy and Wisc.

    So do we fold our tents and send the kids home?

    We saw some dicipline in the Warrior Bowl and that is a great start in the right direction.
    We need to see positive results from our final summer-cycle
    weight-training-conditioning program and successful pass-technique execution.

    Ok, so there is a glimmer of hope?

    WF Said:

    Conditioning and execution need to get-up to higher levels to walk the talk u r boasting..

    Garret was boasting? Since when is stating a fact considered boasting? wf2, are you upset at Garret because he didn’t agree with you? I think he was just trying to put it out there for discussion. You may now take it out on me for asking.

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