Leonard to miss three games; Tuaniga leaves

Brett Leonard, who was going to start at center, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and miss the first three games. 

Bronson Tiwanak will start at center now, completing UH’s starting offensive unit:

LWO — Rodney Bradley

LSB — Greg Salas

LT — Austin Hansen

 LG — Brysen “Bulla” Ginlack

C — Bronson Tiwanak

RG — Adrian Thomas 

RT — Laupepa Letuli 

RSB — Kealoha Pilares 

RWO — Royce Pollard

QB — Bryant Moniz

RB — Alex Green

* * * * * 

People in the know tell us that it wasn’t easy reading Leonard’s MRI. The glitch is that 6-foot-4, 310-pound patients don’t always slide neatly into an MRI tunnel. The good thing is UH is able to book MRI appointments quickly. Leonard was injured during a Wednesday morning practice, and a couple of hours later he underwent the MRI. 

* * * * * 

Nice to see the turnout at yesterday’s volleyball match. 


The band was in good form … 


It also was nice to see members of other UH sports teams supporting the Rainbow Wahine. There were several football players there. How scary is it for an opponent when linebacker Jake Heun is in the stands? Also, it appears a few Warriors have established a mini fan club for Kanani Danielson. Here’s punter Alex Dunnachie holding a home-made sign after a Danielson kill:


* * * * * 

We’re told that men’s volleyball player Gus Tuaniga is enrolled at Long Beach City College this season. Tuaniga, who would have been a junior at UH this year, is taking some time to decide whether he wants to continue playing volleyball or pursue other interests. Tuaniga left the Warriors in good academic standing, and will be welcomed back if he so chooses. 

* * * * * 

Congratulations to dopaco24 for the hard work in constructing mock schedules. dopaco24 can either be blog host for a day or have a mini UH football helmet. Text me at 256-0223 for your choice.


  1. NYUH August 28, 2010 6:30 am

    B. Satele got into the Jets game last night for quite a few downs due to a couple of fumbles. Didn’t make any strong plays but didn’t seem to make any mistakes too. I liked that he didn’t give up on any tackles. Held on for dear life it seemed.

  2. d1島 August 28, 2010 6:33 am

    Great Morning All!

    Is it Tuesday?

  3. d1島 August 28, 2010 6:33 am


  4. Slugger August 28, 2010 6:37 am


  5. d1島 August 28, 2010 6:39 am

    Best wishes to Brett Leonard for a successful surgery and a quick and complete recovery.

  6. d1島 August 28, 2010 6:40 am

    Goooo Y-P-Oooooo! (from 96797)

  7. NYUH August 28, 2010 6:40 am

    Looks like an awesome lineup.

  8. d1島 August 28, 2010 6:42 am


    btw, no worry….

    YPO…Y-pahu…Y-K-le…no matter…we all call each other (808)


  9. d1島 August 28, 2010 6:46 am

    How scary is it for an opponent when Jake Heun comes out of the stands? 😯

    (or a stance, for that matter)

  10. d1島 August 28, 2010 6:49 am

    What did Alex Dunnachie’s sign say?

    “Kick me, I’m Aussie!”

    “Oy Oy Oy”

    “Real Wahine Spike it Down Under”

    …ok, I’ll stop now.

  11. Slugger August 28, 2010 6:50 am

    Looks like Lewis Walker on the other side of Dunnachie.

  12. NYUH August 28, 2010 6:51 am


    Bryant Moniz, who threw for 2,396 yards and 14 touchdowns is also back. Moniz started eight of the Warriors’ last nine games.

    “He’s gained 10-15 pounds and is throwing better than he’s ever thrown,” said McMackin, who is 13-14 in two seasons at Hawaii (6-7 last year). “He’s been first in everything we’ve done this off-season. He’s set a great example.”

  13. djmitcho August 28, 2010 6:55 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Hope everyone has a good day. First some little league, and then the Hilo Boy, BJ Penn will show the world who the best LW fighter in the world really is.

  14. Stephen Tsai August 28, 2010 7:00 am


    I think it said something like: You’ve been Danielson’d

    I was trying not to look their way.

    When I got to the Box Office, I asked if they had any lower-level seats? Didn’t realize they would sell us tickets in the student section. We were sitting next to a bunch of football players. (Softball player Kelly Majam was a couple of rows behind.)

    At $17 a ticket, we didn’t want to move.

  15. Stephen Tsai August 28, 2010 7:06 am

    Indeed, that is Lewis Walker on the right.

    George Daily-Lyles was a row behind.

    Aaron Brown was walking around limp-free, so I’m convinced he’s fully healed.

    Took a picture of Jonas Umlauft for jm2375’s kid.

    Ran into former UH basketball coach Jackson Wheeler. I was walking around when I heard, “Hey, dumb ass.” I turned, and it was Wheels.

  16. d1島 August 28, 2010 7:11 am


    Good to know there’s a way of getting the Blog Host’s attention right away…

  17. haka August 28, 2010 7:14 am

    Good Morning All!

    You gotta believe!

    Win Waipio!

    Let’s Go VolleyBows!

    Sock it to ’em SoccerBows!

    Geevum Michelle!

    Tap ’em BJ!

    Go Warriors!

    Who’d i miss?

    Hawaii No Ka Oi!

  18. Kekoa (iPhone) August 28, 2010 7:22 am

    Good LLWS morning Tsaiko kids!

    Don’t mess with Waipio.. Texas!

  19. Kamaaina94547 August 28, 2010 7:27 am

    Win Waipio!!!

  20. chopsueyboy August 28, 2010 7:38 am

    Top Twenty!

  21. chopsueyboy August 28, 2010 7:39 am

    Whew! Made it…Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  22. d1島 August 28, 2010 7:40 am

    The Ump from Hawaii is on the field in the Int’l Championship Game. 😎

  23. Calvin from Kona August 28, 2010 8:01 am

    Can everyone post “Hey dumb ass” to try to win a prize today? I’ll offer up a UH shirt or hat 🙂

  24. Calvin from Kona August 28, 2010 8:03 am

    Oh and good morning Tsaikos

  25. Bulla August 28, 2010 8:17 am

    wait, if you’re the dumb a$$, does that mean your brother Mike is the smart a$$???

  26. Bulla August 28, 2010 8:19 am

    just kidding,

    aloha calvin, how you hanging? you coming to the Undeniably Sanctioned Cheaters vs. Undying Hope game this week?

    hope to see you there….GO WARRIORS

  27. tommui August 28, 2010 8:32 am

    Good morning Hawaii!

    Good morning ST!

    Hey dumb ass

    Go WAIPIO!



  28. Mike August 28, 2010 8:34 am

    Brashton was credited for two tackles. Way to go Brashton!

  29. Last Call August 28, 2010 8:35 am

    Interesting article in the Salt Lake Trib as they reveal more about the e-mails they obtained and how it’s the University Presidents who hold all the power .


  30. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 8:37 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    I met Kanani while shopping at Long’s a couple of months back. She was very gracious and engaging. Not hard to see why she might have her own fan club.

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 8:38 am

    The “O” is set. Can’t wait!


    BEAT USC!!!

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 8:40 am

    Hey Bulla and d1!

    Looks like our teams got schooled by yhe OIA last night, eh?

    Kahuku looks like a juggernaut!

  33. gigi-hawaii August 28, 2010 8:40 am

    dumb ass. smart ass. aren’t we all asses, when you come down to it?

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 8:43 am

    I hope aussiemum sees the picture of our “unoque” punter bein’ his unique self! 😆 Good for him.

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 8:44 am

    *raises hand*

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 8:45 am

    The only difference is the quality and severity of our assihness, gigi.

  37. Kekoa (iPhone) August 28, 2010 8:49 am

    My nephew Kaipo, who most of you know from his affliation with The Tsaiko All Star Band, umpired the LL Champioship game here. This was the game that Pearl City almost won, and might have been our rep instead.

    Sorry Whitey, the Maui boys were ousted in the semi-final game. Next year take them with you for a big Breakfast of Champions before you send them over.

    Wipe ’em Waipio!

  38. SteveM August 28, 2010 8:53 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats to dopaco24 for winning the scheduling puzzle game!

    Did you have many alternate teams in case one or more of them said “no” to playing UH that year?

    GO WAIPIO !!!

  39. d1島 August 28, 2010 8:56 am

    Wow…pretty solid teams in the Int’l. Final.

  40. d1島 August 28, 2010 8:59 am


    No doubt the OIA road to the title will have to go via Kam Hwy. but I think a stop in Kalihi would definitely be in order as well.

  41. pcwarrior August 28, 2010 8:59 am

    Good morning!!!! Top 40ish woohooooo!!!

    I’m enjoying the LLWS Taipei and Japan very sound teams….. very impressed by the double play Taipei just turned…

  42. Calvin from Kona August 28, 2010 9:05 am

    Aloha Bulla, yep we will be there

  43. Garret August 28, 2010 9:05 am

    ESPN LA article about UH.

    “The defense can never be right if we’re executing what we’re doing as far as reading routes,” McMackin said.

    “We’re the only show in town,” he said. “They pray for you to win. Eighty percent of the fans are with you. It’s a lot different than most places. You always have people who aren’t happy on blogs and radio shows. I won’t name them.”

  44. Garret August 28, 2010 9:07 am

    Record-Courier article about the WAC–lots of info about Nevada, but they have some good information about each WAC team also. Here is some of their stuff about UH.

    The Warriors fell one victory short of a bowl game a year ago.

    “We learned a great lesson,” McMackin said. “It was very disappointing. We put ourselves in position that last game (a loss to Wisconsin) but you can’t put yourself in that position in your last game. We wasted some ballgames last year earlier in the year. Our big lesson is that we cannot waste any ballgames. We have to win the close ones.”

  45. Garret August 28, 2010 9:07 am

    It sure doesn’t sound like it was a close competition for the starting QB job in camp.

    Bryant Moniz, who threw for 2,396 yards and 14 touchdowns is also back. Moniz started eight of the Warriors’ last nine games.

    “He’s gained 10-15 pounds and is throwing better than he’s ever thrown,” said McMackin, who is 13-14 in two seasons at Hawaii (6-7 last year). “He’s been first in everything we’ve done this off-season. He’s set a great example.”

  46. d1島 August 28, 2010 9:08 am

    Good shot of the Hawaii and Texas kids watching the early game behind the scenes.

    HI keeds look “Hang Loose” but *Sheesh* those Texas kids look tense!

  47. jm2375 (Backflip) August 28, 2010 9:16 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Thanks ST fir da pix. It was immediately forwarded to Screecher #2. She has the biggestt crush on Umlauft.

    Go Waipio/Waipahu/Hawaii/West!

    Go Wahine!

    Go Michelle!

    Go Dean! He made the cut, got chance to move on to next week.

  48. d1島 August 28, 2010 9:18 am


  49. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 9:27 am

    Go Michelle!!!!


    GO WAIPIO!!!

    GO WAIPIO!!!

    GO WAIPIO!!!

    GO WAIPIO!!!

  50. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 9:28 am

    GO WAHINE!!!


  51. d1島 August 28, 2010 9:32 am


  52. d1島 August 28, 2010 9:35 am


  53. d1島 August 28, 2010 9:35 am

    …no pre or past

  54. d1島 August 28, 2010 9:42 am

    Sque-e-e-e-ze the winnah in!

  55. d1島 August 28, 2010 9:43 am


  56. RedZone August 28, 2010 9:44 am

    Clutch hitting Japan beats Taipei 3-1 in extra innings.

  57. RedZone August 28, 2010 9:47 am

    Coming up Texas vs Hawaii.

  58. RedZone August 28, 2010 9:47 am

    Correction 3-2.

  59. d1島 August 28, 2010 9:50 am


  60. d1島 August 28, 2010 9:51 am

    You on it, RedZone.

    “Never say die” for Japan produces the winning run…

    …never say no mo’ time for a Poke Run! 🙂

  61. RedZone August 28, 2010 9:53 am

    Hawaii vs Japan would be a really fun matchup.

  62. gigi-hawaii August 28, 2010 10:03 am

    is the Hawaii game on ESPN or ABC?

  63. haka August 28, 2010 10:19 am

    Speaking of Japan and Asses

    Japanes say Americans very confuse…

    Lawnmo gudass

    Smoke gudass

    Look thru gudass

    Wear eye gudass

    Drink from gudass

    And like gudass

    Ok, ok,

    Speaking of asses…

    Got it

  64. haka August 28, 2010 10:19 am




  65. Pomai August 28, 2010 10:25 am

    #33 gigi

    I don’t think so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. chopsueyboy August 28, 2010 10:28 am

    they talk about cost for Hawaii Little League players and family,

    How much are the international teams spending?

  67. d1島 August 28, 2010 10:30 am

    Eh, dat’s Kawika and Goliath!

  68. d1島 August 28, 2010 10:36 am


    maybe not a single dollar? 😉

  69. d1島 August 28, 2010 10:52 am

    🙂 🙂

  70. d1島 August 28, 2010 10:55 am

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  71. d1島 August 28, 2010 10:57 am


  72. (Jesse) James August 28, 2010 11:01 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…Hope all is well…

    Go Waipio!!!!!!

    d1…you are in fine form this morning.

    Hope that Brett’s surgery goes well and he heals quickly….

  73. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:08 am

    4-0 Waipio, top of the 2nd.

    one on for texas, one out.

  74. Kekoa (iPhone) August 28, 2010 11:11 am

    Like I said before, “Don’t mess with Texas WAIPIO!”

  75. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:12 am


    man on 1st n 2nd, two outs

  76. d1島 August 28, 2010 11:12 am


    Howzit (J)J!

  77. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:13 am

    texas 2nd pau. no runs on one hit. two left on…

    hawaii coming up

  78. d1島 August 28, 2010 11:13 am

    ….fine form? Maybe.

    Outta shape? Definitely!

  79. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:14 am

    Noah Shackles has a line drive two run homerun in the 1st.

  80. Slugger August 28, 2010 11:18 am

    I’m glad not much happened in the 2nd & 3rd innings…I fell asleep…woke up in time to see the action.

    GO WAIPIO!!!

  81. Slugger August 28, 2010 11:20 am

    I take that back…I must be REALLY tired…missed the bottom of the 1st inning only…mis- reading the box score. Yawn…

  82. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:23 am

    Going to the top of the 3rd…Texas coming up.

  83. Ipu Man August 28, 2010 11:24 am

    Tomorrow, Sunday, Rainbow Clift will be 25 yrs old…

  84. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:27 am

    texas 3rd…two down, no hits, no runners on base

  85. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:28 am

    umpire has a wide strike zone for both pitchers…

  86. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:29 am

    strike out!! texas done in the 3rd. no runs, no hits, no runners left on base…

    bottom 3rd, WAIPIO coming up…

  87. d1島 August 28, 2010 11:37 am

    Someone doesn’t wanna be there…

  88. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:39 am


    two on two outs, man on 1st n 2nd

  89. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:40 am

    pass ball runners move up, 2nd and 3rd

  90. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 11:40 am

    Texas kids really takin’ things hard. Hawaii kids are to be commeneded for net getting down on themselves no matter what.

    Does anybody else suspect that the Hawaii coach might have been hiding his lefty pitcher from the opposition’s scouts. This Hawaii pitcher is doing a great job!

  91. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:41 am

    pass ball runners move up

    WAIPIO runner scores


  92. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:41 am

    single through 3rd and SS. run scores

    WAIPIO 6-0

  93. d1島 August 28, 2010 11:41 am

    sports for fun,

    Good pbp…keep it up.

    btw, earlier Orel mentioned that the umps are giving the pitchers a big outside corner mostly for safety reasons.

  94. d1島 August 28, 2010 11:42 am

    Pour it on! YPO!!!

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  95. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:43 am

    walk…runners on 1st and 2nd

    two outs

    Akau up to bat

  96. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:44 am

    akau double

  97. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:44 am

    run scores

    WAIPIO 7-0

    runners on 3rd and 2nd

  98. Slugger August 28, 2010 11:45 am

    Keep it going, Waipio! It’s only the 3rd inning.

  99. d1島 August 28, 2010 11:45 am


    Positive coaching is good, and all but the guy should pull his nephew already.

  100. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:46 am

    the texas pitcher is really down. personally, i think the coach should take him out

  101. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:46 am

    Ty DeSa up. Had a two run home run in the 1st

  102. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:47 am

    fly out…

    3 runs scored. two left on

    end of 3rd

    texas coming up to bat…

  103. Steve August 28, 2010 11:48 am

    No, Shackles had the home run in the 1st.

  104. d1島 August 28, 2010 11:49 am

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  105. Ipu Man August 28, 2010 11:50 am

    Shane Victorino just slammed a triple for Philly…

  106. d1島 August 28, 2010 11:51 am

    Ipu Man,

    How many of these keeds would Victorino name as his favorite? 🙂

  107. Ipu Man August 28, 2010 11:53 am

    ABC praising Waipio’s left handed pitcher as a secret weapon…

    Not many of them around even in pro ball he said.

  108. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:53 am

    WOW!! What a wide strike zone!!

  109. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:54 am

    single to right…texas pitcher up to bat

  110. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:56 am

    one out, one on, full count…

  111. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:57 am


    runners on 1st and 2nd…

    one out…

  112. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:58 am



    about 5 to 6 kids said that shane victorino was their favorite player

  113. sports for fun August 28, 2010 11:59 am

    ground out

    runners on 3rd and 1st

    two outs

  114. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:00 pm

    texas 4th

    two strikes on current batter

  115. d1島 August 28, 2010 12:01 pm


  116. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:02 pm



    two runners left on base

    WAIPIO coming up to bat, bottom 4th inning

  117. Steve August 28, 2010 12:02 pm

    Heleski, the Waipio pitcher, is normally their closer.

  118. d1島 August 28, 2010 12:02 pm


    Got it.

    Was just commenting on if Victorino would reciprocate.

  119. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:02 pm

    WAIPIO leads texas


  120. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:03 pm

    since they play only 6 innings, is this the 4th inning stretch?

  121. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:04 pm

    WAIPIO: 7 runs, 8 hits, no errors

    texas: 0 runs, 2 hits, no errors

  122. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:05 pm

    winner of WAIPIO/texas team plays Japan for overall championship

    loser plays taiwan in consolation game…

  123. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 12:05 pm

    #105 – he’s inspired bt his LL homeboys! 😉

    #106 – All of them! Same for everybody in the 808 today! 😆

  124. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:05 pm

    consolation game will be on ESPN,

    championship game on ABC

  125. tommui August 28, 2010 12:06 pm

    GO WAIPIO!!!!

    Michelle lost ground today but is tied for 1st place with Shim. But the the 3rd place people are only 4 behind. So, GO MICHELLE.


  126. Da Punchbowl Kid August 28, 2010 12:07 pm

    Hey Tom!

  127. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:08 pm


    bottom 4th

    no runners

    two outs

  128. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:10 pm

    WAIPIO 4th done:

    no runs, no hits, no runners left on base…

    texas coming up to bat…

    5th inning

  129. Body Workout 101 August 28, 2010 12:11 pm

    The Warrior Beat| UH football, University of Hawaii athletics ……

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

  130. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:16 pm


    two outs no runs or hits

    WAIPIO lefty holding the texas bats silent

  131. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:17 pm

    STRIKE OUT!! texas 5th done!!

  132. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:17 pm

    this lefty has been very crafty…

  133. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:20 pm

    Championship game 10am HST on ABC.

    WAIPIO 5th…

  134. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:25 pm

    texas changing pitchers…

    texas coach comes out, tells pitcher we’re gonna save you for tomorrow. asks pitcher if he knows who he’s gonna pitch against tomorrow…

    pitcher says taipei,

    coach tells him wrong answer, it’s japan…we’re gonna score 8 runs in the 6th…

    taipei is in the consolation game tomorrow…

  135. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:26 pm


    runner on 2nd, no outs

  136. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:27 pm


    loooooooong towering triple to right

    run scores


  137. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:28 pm

    lefty pitcher strokes a single to right, 9-0!!

    no outs…

    announcers talking about 10-run rule

  138. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:29 pm

    pass ball, runner moves up to 2nd…

  139. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:30 pm

    ground out to SS, runner moves up to 3rd

    one out.

  140. chopsueyboy August 28, 2010 12:30 pm


  141. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:31 pm


    WAIPIO wins 10-0!!

    Ten run rule…

  142. d1島 August 28, 2010 12:31 pm

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


  143. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:31 pm

    WAIPIO plays JAPAN tomorrow for the overall world championship!!

  144. sports for fun August 28, 2010 12:33 pm

    i bet the announcers were shocked that that little lefty blanked the texas bats…i know i am!! GO WAIPIO!!

  145. expat August 28, 2010 12:33 pm

    Congratulations to Waipio. Excellent work.

  146. d1島 August 28, 2010 12:34 pm

    It’s intoxicating….

  147. madeinhawaii August 28, 2010 12:35 pm

    Dang! Waipio… 10 run mercy ruling! whoo hooo!! Way to go!!

    #1 in the USA! now for the WORLD!

  148. jm2375 (Backflip) August 28, 2010 12:35 pm


  149. Kekoa (iPhone) August 28, 2010 12:37 pm

    One last time Texans…


  150. Da Menehune August 28, 2010 12:38 pm

    Good game Waipio!!!!

    Good job sports for fun!!! Need your

    play by play tomorrow!!!!

  151. RedZone August 28, 2010 12:39 pm

    Congrats Waipio.

  152. bb August 28, 2010 12:43 pm

    Isn’t Billy Hull in Boston for BJ Penn?

    Perhaps SA should send him down 300 miles…..

  153. haka August 28, 2010 12:45 pm

    And so it begins…

    The sport season is upon us…

    Great job by Hawaii’s little big men of summer!

    Big game tomorrow!

    Better go do all my chores NOW!

    Next up….

    Go Wahine!

    You gotta love it!

  154. madeinhawaii August 28, 2010 1:09 pm

    Wonder if Colt will get a chance to play today?? Chad Owens?

  155. OldDiver August 28, 2010 1:18 pm

    Waipio reminds me of our softball team. Undersized but determined, plays every game likes it’s their last.

  156. Steve August 28, 2010 1:21 pm

    Hope Waipio’s character rubs off on the Warriors!!!

  157. GRM August 28, 2010 1:36 pm


    The Hawaii ump is Cliff Yaguchi from the Pearl City Little League. Yaaay Waipio!!

  158. Derek August 28, 2010 1:55 pm

    Is it nice that Hawaii has beaten Georgia and Texas! To bad it’s not in football….yet! Great job by the players and coaches and the suppport group up there. All Hawaii is very proud of them. I had a good feeling that lefty Heleski would do a good job. The big question now is who is Bryan Yoshii going to throw tomorrow. He doesn’t have much options and has only Ramos, Kushima, and Yoshii left unless he has something else up his sleeve. Maybe DeSa can pitch, he’s a lefty! The key against Japan will be patience and play good defense and not make a lot of errors. A couple of home runs by Hawaii would help. Prediction: Hawaii – 6, Japan – 3. World Champs!

    Wahine volleyball was nerve wrecking last night. Maybe it’s because of the opener and the fact that UC San Diego is a good team that is ranked. Too many service errors and the Shoji should get them to practice their serves more. 19 service errors is not acceptable. If half of them were good serves they probably would win at least half of of them, which is about 4 to 5 points. That’s huge. They should play better tonight against K-State after the jitters go away. I was impressed with Hewitt, Satele, and of course Danielson. Hartong hit ok but her lserves were terrible. I think Shoji should play Forsythe more. Waber will be good, but she’s a freshman.

  159. Steve August 28, 2010 2:17 pm

    I hope the Warrior offensive line does not play like the Dallas Offensive line, god they are awful. It seems like Dallas is playing 6 against 11, Houston front is going thru line like it was not even there.

  160. Steve August 28, 2010 2:20 pm

    Anybody heard the rumor about BYU and ESPN announcing a conference realignment on Wednesday, Sept. 1?

  161. AussieMum August 28, 2010 2:23 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    re: # 34

    thanks, yes I did see it with some prompting from another fan back here. It’s good to see him out supporting others. Go Warriors!!

  162. sports for fun August 28, 2010 2:30 pm

    what time is colts game? can it be seen online?

  163. Kekoa August 28, 2010 2:38 pm


    My prediction for tomorrow…


    Waipio wa bikutoriusu sa remasu!

  164. Kekoa August 28, 2010 2:41 pm

    sports for fun ~

    Re: 49ers – Traiders

    Don’t know about *on-line* but KITV is showing it ‘live’ on HDTV @ 7 PM Hawaii time.

  165. World Wide News Flash August 28, 2010 2:43 pm

    The Warrior Beat| UH football, University of Hawaii athletics ……

    I found your entry interesting do I’ve added a Trackback to it on my weblog :)…

  166. sports for fun August 28, 2010 2:53 pm


    Thanks Kekoa!!

  167. Ralph August 28, 2010 3:01 pm

    Raider Nation owns the Bay area, adios 49’ers.

  168. Last Call August 28, 2010 3:06 pm


    Sept 1st is the drop dead date for BYU to make a decision so yes there is a possibility that we will hear from them between Mon and Wed.

  169. Last Call August 28, 2010 3:09 pm

    Raiders game in KITV is tape delayed. Game is underway right now if you can’t find a live stream you can listen on the radio here


  170. sports for fun August 28, 2010 3:11 pm

    found it online: raiders/49ers


  171. Last Call August 28, 2010 3:13 pm

    7-0 Raiders Score

  172. mongoose bmx bikes August 28, 2010 3:20 pm

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  173. Kekoa (iPhone) August 28, 2010 3:41 pm

    Not on ‘live’. Shoots, dey lied! Thanks last call.

  174. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 3:57 pm



    tsaikotailgate (at) gmail (dot) com.

  175. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 4:00 pm

    OldDiver: August 28th, 2010 at 1:18 pm Waipio reminds me of our softball team. Undersized but determined, plays every game likes it’s their last.


  176. Last Call August 28, 2010 4:02 pm

    Travis LaBoy two sacks just knocked Campbell on his arse Campbell still on the ground.

    Campbell leaving the game on a cart.

  177. Shoko August 28, 2010 4:06 pm

    Laboy looking out for Colt. 😉

  178. Last Call August 28, 2010 4:07 pm

    Gradkowski takes Campbells place.

  179. Steve August 28, 2010 4:15 pm

    Now Laboy has to knock out Gradkowski. 🙂

  180. Not an Expert August 28, 2010 4:25 pm

    BYU. It is my hunch that BYU will go independent. I believe the biggest reason besides money at this time is the essence of the MWC and their commissioner on how they handle business. It does things in a very watch your back kind of way and a school like BYU and their religious background will not want to continue that type of relationship. In addition since the MWC was born, BYU has not elevated their stature and growth like other big schools over the years. BYU knows that their destiny lies with what they have created and what support they have due to their religion here in the US and around the world. People don’t realize that the Church of LDS has a great presence around the world and with that, new avenues can be opened with BYU athletics being part of it.

    I’ll say it again if BYU follows through with their plans and if Fresno and Nevada wants back in the WAC, the president of Fresno will be ask to resign, it could be the same for Nevada. Then again if BYU goes ahead with their plans other schools may join, Fresno and Nevada won’t be asked back. If I were those schools and the tide is going against the MWC ask for forgiveness and get back to the WAC before it is too late.

  181. Punaluu August 28, 2010 4:33 pm

    For those of you who have DISH network, the Raiders game is on right now on channel KTLA. It seems they show all the Raiders games.

  182. Derek August 28, 2010 4:42 pm

    More and more, it looks like Hawaii’s success this year hinges on the offensive line. If we can’t protect our QB it will be a long season. Scoring points depends on being efficient and making plays, especially in the red zone. The other thing is, turnover ratio. This is coaching.

    I hope our coaches do a good job in these areas in teaching and emphasizing its importance.

  183. Ipu Man August 28, 2010 4:50 pm

    Waipio 7

    Japan 3

  184. Yoko Lista August 28, 2010 5:10 pm

    Hi there can I reference some of the information found in this blog if I link back to you?

  185. dopaco24 August 28, 2010 5:16 pm


    Thank you. To answer your # 38, No. I just tried to come up with the schedules as quickly as possible. However, since no conference schedules have been filled out yet, it is easier to schedule road games during October and November, provided the team has open OOC slots.

    I really enjoyed watching the Wapio team battle it out for the US Championship this past week. Next up, Japan for all the marbles. Haha, Japan and marbles. Makes me think of Major league II.

  186. dopaco24 August 28, 2010 5:17 pm

    Dang it!!! W-A-I-P-I-O, I’m almost as bad as the announcers. almost

  187. wafan August 28, 2010 5:39 pm

    Now the announcers will really have a hard time with all of those Asian and Polynesian names.

    Go Waipio!

    Go Wahine!

    Go Monarchs!

    Go Warriors!

  188. Steve August 28, 2010 5:45 pm

    Wafan: Monarchs??

  189. Steve August 28, 2010 5:51 pm

    Wonder who the announcers will be rooting for tomorrow, they definitely were not rooting for Waipio today, 90% of the time they were talking about the Texas team.

  190. madeinhawaii August 28, 2010 5:55 pm

    2 minute warning for Raiders game.. doesn’t look like Colt will get his chance…

  191. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 5:57 pm

    August 28th, 2010 at 5:51 pm Wonder who the announcers will be rooting for tomorrow, they definitely were not rooting for Waipio today, 90% of the time they were talking about the Texas team.

    Sound familiar? 🙄

  192. protector August 28, 2010 6:12 pm

    Congrats to the Waipio team, coaches and their families! Good luck tomorrow against Japan!

    re: the O-Line

    I’m sure Tiwanak and the rest of our guys are going to do the job on Thursday. It’s going to be all the more impressive doing it in the face of adversity. Go Warriors!

  193. dopaco24 August 28, 2010 6:14 pm


    It was way different than the ESPN softball announcers. It’s little league. Heck, I was rooting for Texas to at least make a game out of it. They looked dejected the whole game. The announcers didn’t make excuses for Texas, they were just trying to convince the viewers that Texas could possibly come back. But, we all knew it wasn’t going to happen.

  194. protector August 28, 2010 6:17 pm

    Steve on # 189,

    Although Texas may have been their sentimental favorite, I think they did acknowledge the Waipio’s team resiliency and ability. They also had to admit that the Hawaii boys “came to play”

    and how confident the team & their families were. I think those announcers were a lot more palatable than Michelle Smith was, in any case.

  195. legit jobs August 28, 2010 7:20 pm

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  196. Shoko August 28, 2010 7:32 pm

    If not mistake, Orel Hershiser and Brent Musburger were the announcers. In my opinion, I think they did a great job with no intentional bias when giving props to each team. They both gave fair shakes to every team that had played in the series. Or maybe I concentrated too much on the game rather than the announcers. 🙂

  197. wafan August 28, 2010 7:39 pm

    Steve . . .

    #188 . . .

    Damien (middle campus)

  198. wafan August 28, 2010 7:40 pm

    What the heck is up with the Wahine and the 2nd set?

  199. J August 28, 2010 7:53 pm

    Earrlier today on Twitter…

    “@SI_PeterKing: How cute is it, all these Hawaiian Little Leaguers saying their favorite player is native Hawaiian Shane Victorino. Priceless.”

  200. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 7:58 pm


    The Wahine lost some key players this season.

    I have always been an advocate of good leadership.

    Aneli Cubi-Otineru was fabulous at being that leader vocally and on the court and Amber Kaufman too brought that intensity factor.

    The new gals and returners have the skills many other ranked teams would kill for.

    If we see a leader emerge soon, the rest will follow.

  201. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 8:01 pm

    Wahine softball will be in the same boat this season. Losing leaders like Grimes and Taualii and how the returning players pick up those roles will be key.

    Leadership is everything.

  202. wafan August 28, 2010 8:12 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Understood. But, it just seemed like they had a similar problem last year, too.

  203. Steve August 28, 2010 8:37 pm

    Kazz, the one person I foresee stepping forward as a leader and a vocal on at that is, Majam.

  204. Stephen Tsai August 28, 2010 9:03 pm

    As I understand it, the third game of a team’s preseason is the one the starters play in the most. They coast for the fourth. So, if Colt sticks, he’ll probably get a lot of reps next week.

  205. chopsueyboy August 28, 2010 9:32 pm


    so we still have hope for Colt

  206. Curt August 28, 2010 9:49 pm

    Looks like Jason Campbell got injured. He was hit hard by Travis Laboy. Don’t know how serious. That also could affect Colt’s playing status.

    Apparently, Gradkowski filled in and played really well. I didn’t see any passing stats for Boller or Colt. If Campbell gets back soon, you would think Colt would get put on the practice squad if he plays well next week. Otherwise, it’s adios amigo.

  207. A-joe August 28, 2010 10:19 pm

    I noticed ESPN played allot of Island music in their lead in commercials that showed the Hawaii boys. Didn’t recall hearing Country music playing for the Texans.

    Yesterday and today ESPN/ABC did a few 10 second features where they showed clips of local Pennsylvania and national papers covering Hawaii.

    It didn’t seem like the Texas fans were as organized as Waipio’s blue section. There were a few ladies dressed in 5 gallon hats and rhinestone white shirts.

    There were a few personal interviews ESPN did with the Waipio parents.

    I have to say, with the kids and their parents footing an astronomical financial burden to be there Hawaii and HTA got allot of free priceless coverage.

    LL vendors are loving Hawaii’s presence. All Hawaii merchandise are sold out! Locals can’t recall any team ever having that kind of effect on memorabilia.

  208. LizKauai (iPad) August 28, 2010 10:44 pm


    Today I pursued F6 with little result but lots of enthusiasm.

    Checked the LLWS stats in my phone and let out a whoop.

    I think the unfortunate remarks about wanting to see “Americans” and not Pacific Islanders win today by a reader on ESPN online pretty much laid the big bachi on Texas.

    Secretly smiling to myself about LaBoy. Ok you know how we feel about Colt and people seeing him as less than Campbell…. So maybe not so secretly…


  209. LizKauai (iPad) August 28, 2010 10:46 pm

    A-Joe. Also- TheGuv is asking for donations from the public for the Waipio team. Something like 10k$ per player.


  210. LizKauai (iPad) August 28, 2010 10:51 pm

    Love this tweet from Coach Mack:

    GregMcMackin Congratulations to United States World Series Champs Waipio Little League All Stars! Outstanding job by coaches & players!! Believe!

    about 3 hours ago

  211. jm2375 (Backflip) August 28, 2010 10:53 pm

    Congrats Wahine!

    Watchibg KITV sports. Who is this guy? He”s terrible. Couldn’t understand him at alll. He really mangled names.

  212. Bigislandkurt August 28, 2010 10:55 pm

    AJoe….Myron Enos probably still paying off that trip to the first LL WS we won years back. His son Mryon Jr….or Kini boy just about to start his freshman year in college!


  213. Ralph August 28, 2010 10:58 pm

    Na Wahine memorabilia also sold out at the softball world series. Hawaii has the allure and presence that draws people to the islands, I wonder how come it doesn’t work with football recruits. LOL 🙂

  214. LizKauai (iPad) August 28, 2010 11:02 pm

    My fave tweet so are:

    Magniator After watching the 49ers vs Raiders game I felt like I waisted a lot of time…. Where the hell is Colt Brennan?

    about 1 hour ago

  215. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 11:05 pm


    That’s correct. The Wahine were also one of the more popular teams at the WCWS. They stood at the side to sign autographs for a lot of the younger kids there while your teams that usually appear at the WCWS didn’t participate.

    Hawaii sells.

  216. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 11:08 pm

    Steve: August 28th, 2010 at 8:37 pm Kazz, the one person I foresee stepping forward as a leader and a vocal on at that is, Majam.

    Without naming names, there are more indeed in addition to the two seniors in Melissa Gonzalez and Jenna Rodriguez.

  217. Steve August 28, 2010 11:26 pm

    Kazz, the others seem to be more the lead by example, rather then being a vocal leader. That could be the undoing of the volleyball team in crunch time. They really do not have that vocal leader like Aneli was last year.

  218. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 11:45 pm


    After a historic run last season, I feel pretty good about the returners really taking ownership of the team.

  219. Kazz blogging via DROID X August 28, 2010 11:48 pm

    Would like to see our “guv” take some kind of stance for UH athletics during this time.

    Its easy to make a statement about something great as opposed to something challenging.

  220. RedZone August 29, 2010 12:36 am

    Campbell had a stinger. I think they will be very careful with him. He was doing a pretty good job until he got LaBoyed.

  221. Ralph August 29, 2010 12:49 am

    I doubt if Campbell plays next Thursday at Seattle, Colt will move up to the 2 spot for the game with Frye out for the year.

  222. Hawaiianbod August 29, 2010 1:46 am

    Happy Birthday RainbowCliff!

    …..ejnoy our birthday/house warming celebration.

  223. Hawaiianbod August 29, 2010 1:47 am

    GO WAIPIO!!!


  224. J August 29, 2010 2:54 am

    Peter King tweeted “Seahawkisms: Whitehurst looks lost…”

    Meanwhile I’m hoping that Seattle picks up Colt this year…

    King also thinks Arizona has QB trouble…

  225. CoolEthan August 29, 2010 4:09 am

    Waipio should of been on ESPN’s Top 10 plays last night, but was not.

    No Neil Everett too.

  226. Stretch August 29, 2010 5:41 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy 50th Birthday to Pride!!

  227. Stretch August 29, 2010 5:42 am

    Happy Birthday Pomai!!

  228. d1島 August 29, 2010 5:48 am

    Great Morning All!


  229. d1島 August 29, 2010 5:49 am

    Happy Birthday Pride.!

    Happy Birthday Pomai!

  230. d1島 August 29, 2010 6:02 am

    Lost in the shuffle is the 2002 Waipio LL team that also went to Williamsport. This started the string of current Waipio success.

    In a different format that team just missed advancing out of Pool Play but still ended up with a 2-1 showing by gutting out a 2-1 win over Webb City, MO (Midwest) on a walk-off HR by Travis Jones. Waipio ace Kurt Tanabe overshadowed a great effort by the Midwest pitcher with a complete game performance that saw him strikeout 10 while only walking one and only yielded an unearned run on a passed ball by Jones in the top of the 6th.

    The team started the game knowing that they were a huge long-shot for advancing even with the win but represented Hawaii well nonetheless.

  231. d1島 August 29, 2010 6:12 am

    Wow…Chinese Taipei is pasting Texas, 13-0 in the 3rd. 🙁

  232. Garret August 29, 2010 6:15 am

    Maybe it wasn’t UNLV or SDSU that tipped off the MWC about the WAC’s plans. It seems that the WAC feels that someone in C-USA’s office tipped off the MWC’s commissioner. When the MWC met with the C-USA last week, numerous articles discussed how the commissioners of the MWC and C-USA were close friends and longtime colleagues. So, with the MWC and C-USA discussing multiple partnership/teaming opportunities, isn’t it feasible that the C-USA’s commissioner let his good friend Craig Thompson know about what Karl Benson told him?

    Karl Benson told UTEP that the WAC wanted to trade UTEP with La Tech after BYU joined the WAC, and Benson hinted to UTEP that other teams would be joining the WAC also. Wasn’t that enough information to get the MWC to prepare to defend itself, especially since the other teams weren’t coming from C-USA so they could only have been coming from the MWC? The WAC says that “protocol” made Benson tell C-USA about the WAC’s plans (did the MWC follow that protocol? did the WAC follow protocol and tell the MWC anything?)…so, it appears that the WAC itself thinks that *Karl Benson* was the source that let C-USA know, and the WAC feels that C-USA told the MWC.

    Protocol dictated that Benson notify C-USA, which Benson did, calling commissioner Britton Banowsky and informing him of the conversation and possible changes. It was someone at C-USA, people involved surmise, who might have tipped Thompson about the rapidly accelerating moves afoot.

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  234. Garret August 29, 2010 6:15 am

    Looking at the Athletic Budget numbers, it is understandable why the bottom of the WAC has such a hard time improving itself. There is also a BIG problem at NMSU since they are #3 in spending in the WAC and they couldn’t afford a training table during their training camp last year and had to ask for fans to bring snacks and juice boxes for their players to have after practice.

    UH spends by far the most of any WAC school, probably due to travel (that is a huge line item in UH’s audited budgets). However, UH would only be #8 in spending in the MWC, with only Wyoming and Colorado State spending less. The lowest budget in the MWC would be #4 in spending in the WAC.

    BSU spending less than UH, Fresno State, Nevada, and NMSU surprises me.

    MWC athletic budgets (2008-09 fiscal year)

    » TCU, $46.5

    » BYU, $35.6

    » San Diego State, $34.5

    » Air Force, $33.0

    » New Mexico, $32.0

    » UNLV, $31.9

    » Utah, $31.0

    » Wyoming, $24.7

    » Colorado State, $21.7

    WAC athletic budgets (2008-09 fiscal year)

    » Hawaii, $30.6

    » Fresno State, $26.7

    » New Mexico State, $25.6

    » Nevada, $21.4

    » Boise State, $20.5

    » San Jose State, $17.0

    » Utah State, $16.5

    » Idaho, $15.1

    » Louisiana Tech, $13.9

  235. Garret August 29, 2010 6:16 am

    Happy Birthday RainbowCliff!

    Happy Birthday Pomai!

    Happy Birthday Pride.!

  236. Garret August 29, 2010 6:17 am

    Interesting feature article about whether or not Montana and Montana State can afford to move up to D-IA. Montana sure doesn’t have much of a TV market right now:

    O’Day said the Grizzlies brought in around $72,000 in television revenue last season, while WAC schools grossed close to $500,000.

  237. Garret August 29, 2010 6:18 am

    “I think the average base budget in the WAC is somewhere around $20 million. In the Big Sky, we’re at $10-13 million.”

    “We’d have to have an expansion of the (football) stadium. You’d have to increase your academic staff, your weight room staff, your equipment staff, your administrative staff. So you have a lot of expenses.”

    Would the increase in revenue be more than enough to offset the increase in expenses?

    “I think we’d be hard-pressed to make the connection,” Fields said.

  238. Garret August 29, 2010 6:18 am

    So which way is O’Day leaning?

    “Today, I wouldn’t make the move,” he said. “When I look at the WAC and what is there? It would take a lot of work.”

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