Kibbie Dome

Ryan Henry and Ray Hisatake arrive at the Kibbie Dome:


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The goal posts are attached to the wall:


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What used to be a wall was replaced by windows:


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Greg Salas:


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Carl Clapp and “Ferd” Lewis:


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Greg McMackin and Robb Akey:


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McMackin and Robert Kekaula:


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Wideout Rodney Bradley has nicknamed a trio of running backs as Earth, Wind and Fire. Bradley said Leon Wright-Jackson is “Earth,” Alex Green is “Wind,” and Chizzy Dimude is “Fire.”

Why? “It fits,” Bradley said.

Wright-Jackson said: “Uh … OK.”

Maybe Inoke Funaki and Jayson Rego are the “Emotions.”

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To kill time — “when we’re not studying, of course,” defensive end Victor Clore said — several Warriors compete in Word Find. You remember the game: You try to find words hidden vertically, horizontally and diagonally amongst a seemingly random listing of letters. In their version, the game is speed-based. Clore is said to hold the record of finding more  than 20 words in 5 minutes. An offensive lineman, who chooses to remain anonymous, holds the dubious mark of quitting after 17 minutes.

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The Warriors’ pre-game meal always features chicken and pasta. But the owner of the restaurant in the hotel they’re staying prepared a ham so moist and delicious it was added to the pre-game menu. Unfortunately, no pictures will be available. That’s because a certain blog host is not permitted near the restaurant anymore after having repeated comments about the, uh, uniqueness of the hotel being near a graveyard. He made the comments while the hotel owner was standing behind him.  The Warriors have reserved the entire hotel.

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We’re staying about a 5-minute drive from the team. It’s true:  Staying at a Holiday Inn Express makes you smarter. I’ve learned how to fix a toilet My bathroom’s toilet does not fill with water automatically, so I have to take off the lid and refill it. With water, wise guy. Hotel is sold out, by the way. And the shower water here is soft, so it doesn’t feel like you’re rinsing off the suds. I guess I really am a slimey reporter.

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Happy birthday to Ronnie.


  1. diesel October 16, 2009 5:07 am

    Go Warriors!

    Happy Bday Ronnie!

  2. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 5:09 am

    By the way, I think they actually sell diesel fuel here.

  3. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 5:10 am

    The local Safeway has gas pump on its property.

  4. Cheyah! October 16, 2009 5:12 am

    Let’s Go Warriors!
    With water, that was funny. Haha.

  5. duffer October 16, 2009 5:14 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Good Morning ST!


  6. gmahoney October 16, 2009 5:15 am

    Hi ST,

    Are you sure you aren’t at the “Hotel California?”

  7. Loa October 16, 2009 5:17 am

    morning gang!

    top ten?
    was playing by myself on the other side 🙂


  8. Loa October 16, 2009 5:18 am

    gmahoney – i luv that song

  9. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 16, 2009 5:22 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  10. DaKine October 16, 2009 5:27 am

    Victory is measured in territory gained, in how well one unit outmaneuvers the other. The game involves brute strength and keen physicality; it is a hand to hand, helmet to helmet fight, one man struggling against another. And yet at the same time, finesse, agility, and brilliant strategy are requisites for success and a team lives or dies solely on how well they work together as a team, as a unit.

  11. Garret October 16, 2009 5:28 am

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!

  12. Garret October 16, 2009 5:29 am

    This is a very positive article about Moniz.

    I thought Bryant Moniz had a very promising performance and he may very well become the next great QB in green. He rivaled another sophomore’s performance who eventually became the most acclaimed athlete to come out of the program – Colt Brennan.

    QB coach Nick Rolovich said Moniz was on a even keel, never to high or to low. Teammates say he maintained calm in the huddle, kept players at ease during the frustration of a blowout.

    This is a guy I would want in my huddle.

  13. Garret October 16, 2009 5:31 am

    UH’s “friend” in the San Jose Mercury News is picking against UH again.

    HAWAII (plus-10) at IDAHO: I know Hawaii isn’t very good (three consecutive losses by 1, 21 and 25 points), and I don’t think the betting public has caught on to how much better Idaho is this season. The Vandals have a shot to finish second in the WAC. Gimme: Idaho.

  14. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 5:31 am

    top twenty

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

  15. Garret October 16, 2009 5:34 am

    Idaho’s coach doesn’t mind people talking about how they would be bowl eligible if they beat UH.

    One more team win and the Vandals — home at the Kibbie Dome on Saturday against Hawaii, another WAC opponent they’ve never beaten — will be numerically qualified to accept a bowl invitation, with no guarantee yet of getting one. This is the sort of talk that drives most football coaches crazy.

    Akey embraces it, bringing up the subject of “the magic number” himself.

    “Some folks, to talk about the things you want to be able to do with a football team, is voodoo,” he said. “They don’t like to get in front of that. I certainly want to keep our focus — that’s what got us to this point. But these guys need to enjoy college football, too. The outside world is finally telling them ‘Good job’ and patting them on the back, and I want them to be able to feel good about that. We can openly talk about a goal of getting to a bowl game. Let’s talk about winning the WAC championship.

    “Now, what’s going to give us a chance is making sure we give all our attention to Hawaii, and understanding and fixing the things that almost got our tails beat by San Jose State.”

  16. jm2375 October 16, 2009 5:54 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Top 20??!!

    Happy Aloha Friday and

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!!! Have a great birthday. What are the boys doing for you today?


    Speaking of which, anyone got an extra tix for tomorrow night and don’t mind me sitting next to you? 😀

  17. Kekoa (iPhone) October 16, 2009 5:56 am

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!

    Is it Saturday yet in LoCal? Did the recent rains have any effect on your neighborhood?

    Most importantly…can we Vanquish the Vandals?

    Go Warriors!

  18. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 5:57 am

    Eeeeewwwww…… Nah – j/k jmnopq! 😀

  19. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 5:58 am

    Is it Saturday yet? 🙄

    Nope – but it is somebody’s birthday! 😆

    Did you know that Ronnie is a girl? 😯 And not only that…. She’s the Birthday Girl!!! 😆

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  20. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 5:59 am

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  21. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:00 am

    Yeehaw!!! Yeah for Blaze!!! Way to step up and LEAD!!! 😀

  22. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:02 am

    Mr. Clore…. where have you been! 😀

  23. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:03 am

    Wazzu ==> Phhtttttttpppppppppppp!!!! 😈

  24. Garret October 16, 2009 6:07 am

    I hesitated to bring this up, but it appears from ST’s article this morning that *someone* at UH messed up and didn’t keep track of Sione’s eligibility clock properly. The article indicates that UH thought that Sione had a redshirt year available so he was redshirting this season, but his eligibility clock actually started last year so he doesn’t have a redshirt year available.

    This is a pretty big error because UH is so thin on the DL and could have used Sione all season. Discovering this error right before the 6th game of the season puts Sione way behind in his preparation to play and hurt the Warriors’ depth earlier this season.

  25. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:07 am

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  26. Garret October 16, 2009 6:10 am

    Nice recognition for Coach Shoji in the USA Today, which used an article by Ann Miller. The national recognition is well deserved and I hope the Wahine get a loud sell-out crowd tomorrow.

  27. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:11 am

    Hi Garret – We’ve discussed this several times in the past. The mishaps, miscalculations, and lost/tardy paperwork has become a significant problem w/ UHAD. JD-da-AD needs to get it fixed! 👿

  28. BNS October 16, 2009 6:13 am

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!

  29. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:14 am

    Our blog host ST is racking up quite a list of places he’s no longer welcome at. Remember Route 66? Well ST has his own Route “86”!!! 🙄 😆 😀

  30. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:22 am

    ST‘s article is titled, “Blaze ignites Warriors”. Another person that just defines the concept is –
    Coach Dave Shoji => ★ F I R E !!! ★

  31. addahknowjoe October 16, 2009 6:23 am

    Gmorning gang!

    All this talk about EWF and Emotions brought back good fun memories but also got me thinking: if those boys need help with their new found moniker they can call on (Jesse)James. Lets not forget (J)J used to play bass for Heatwave.

    Hau’oli La Hanau Ronnie!

    Mahalo for all the well wishes A-Sports received on her Birthday from all of you. So much, some of it overflowed to me. I did make sure to deliver those wishes to their rightful destination.

    Bring on the Vandals!

  32. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:26 am

    😳 That will possibly be misconstrued by some…. Just to clarify for those few – “Fire” as in intensity, emotion, focus…. 😐

  33. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 6:27 am

    “Mrs. A-House
    October 15th, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    chopsueyboy –

    azngamer808 is indeed one of the most charming young men I have ever met…with a million dollar smile, too. He’s a chip off the equally nice Dad and Mom (hope to meet her one day soon).”

    Thanks Mrs A-House…Midori7 is a definitely a winner
    you and Mr A-House should be proud of her and of yourselves too.

    It was great meeting so many faces to the names I’ve only seen
    in black and white on the screen.

  34. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:28 am

    What!!? Everyday is like a b-day party for AJoe !!! 😆

  35. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:30 am

    Yesterday’s photo of “sleeping beauty” brought up thoughts of …. beer pong! (I think that’s what that game is called….) 🙄 😆 😯

  36. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:31 am

    It would also have been a perfect opportunity to use my marker pens, and or all that leftover cake decoration icing….. 🙄 😈 😆

  37. djmitcho October 16, 2009 6:32 am

    Good Morning All! Happy Birthday Ronnie!
    ST, for every $100 you spend at Safeway you get $.10 off per gallon. It’s the only reason I still occasionally shop there.

  38. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:35 am

    Good morning chopsueyboy!!! – See… some names are in color too! 😀

  39. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Like da commercial says, spend da nite at da Holiday Inn Express makes you smart. 😀 maybe starvin, but smart! 😆

    and a plumber. 😀

    and no free food with the team. 😀
    like βρεω808 said, Route 86. 😆

    Happy Birthday friend. Hope you have a great day!

  40. Stretch October 16, 2009 6:38 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!

  41. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:40 am

    Hey….. I can understand bighilofan2 this morning….. 😯 😀

    Howdy stalkerdjmitcho! 😆

  42. Garret October 16, 2009 6:42 am


    The sad part of the matter with Sione is that this is probably one example about how having such a limited support staff hurt UH. With the current budget situation, I don’t know how JD can fix it…maybe a student intern could take some of the busy work load off and wouldn’t cost too much.

  43. Garret October 16, 2009 6:45 am

    According to this link, 62% of the money being bet on the UH-Idaho game is being put on Idaho. However, the point spread went from 11.5 to 8 even as people were betting on Idaho, so this is an example where the sports books seem to *want* people to bet on Idaho. Hopefully the bookies are correct in their belief in the Warriors.

  44. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:45 am

    Yup…. or maybe a “Team”, a class of full student interns all helping….each with an assigned case to monitor…. 😯

  45. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 6:46 am

    thanks for the color, if UH basketball isn’t in the NCAA tourney,
    then I love the carolina blue
    football is different…Warriors and that’s it

  46. βρεω808 October 16, 2009 6:50 am

    ditto…. Go Tarheels!!! (Sorry jmnopq….) 😀

  47. Stretch October 16, 2009 6:51 am

    We are coming into the last few days of fundraising before the Susan G Komen race for the Cure walk on Sunday October 18. My mom is a breast cancer survivor and she usually participates in this walk but will be on a trip. I will be taking her place and joining the HawaiiMoms team for the 5K walk.

    I have already surpassed MY goal BUT looks like I am about to surpass the next goal of $3,000 and have another Tsaiko cut their hair…. hmmmm…..

    Below is the link to make donations. Thank you.

  48. Pride. October 16, 2009 6:59 am

    Happy Birthday Ronnie.

  49. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 7:04 am

    Garret #25, 27, 43

    I like how Ms. Miller says that Shioji is described by former players as being a great in game coach during a run at natl champs.

    i’d like to say that about our Coach Mack. what i will say is dat man is not taking advantage of his friendship with ST and staying at the Holiday Inn Express. last nite I wuz alluding as much when talking about da great young guy Earvin Sione. working haard, reaaalll haard, studying, puttin on weight, gettin ready to play! and somebody neva tell somebody da rules so da left hand neva no wat da right hand stay doing, and day stumbled across da parchment like in da middle of the season. pffttt,
    da babooze fakta is da babooze fakta. i no like da babooze fakta comin full bloom samoa. da coaches can fix dat one. can fix dat kine, read on.

    if wuz me, and i know recruiting coming up reall soon, i’d be making my message board for the potential recruits, AND da present “red shirts” and ALL the players. dat way I’d no who i gotta send papers to NCAA 4, what kine papers to send NCAA, what kind tests each got and the scores each got, and all what I’d gotta do. i would get dat done, and i wouldn’t need Holiday Inn Express fo figa dat out. what would I do? I’D GET SLUGGER TO HELP OUT.. NO B.S., I’D GET A smart VOLUNTEER, OR A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS, TO HELP OUT ON DAT ONE. give one person assignment to be in charge, assign peeps part of da list. and dat way, i’d less likely have da Okla WR (who went Tulsa) problem again.

    JD, Mack, Tony, what, you going blame short staff?

    shhheeeeeshhh ……

    Blaze neva make nice nice yestaday. he just wen pump up da team.
    dats what i’m trying fo do too.

  50. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 16, 2009 7:08 am


    There are several “regulars” who sell tickets outside the STan Sheriff Center. I’m sure you can pick up one from there.

    If you;re not comfortable with that, then buy any available ticket at the box office. Many good seats remain empty because they belong to season ticketholders who never come to the games so you can move down to a better seat once the match starts.

  51. Pomai October 16, 2009 7:40 am

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!

  52. jm2375 October 16, 2009 7:41 am

    HOYA SAXA!!!

    UNC … *barf*

  53. jojo ® October 16, 2009 7:48 am

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!

  54. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 7:58 am

    Had the craziest dream last night…

    Dreamt I was at the SSC for Dave Shoji’s #1000 win on Saturday and I had obstructed seating, of course the SSC has NO obstructed seating… Anyway I walked onto the concourse during the 10 minute break to see there was a “head-butting contest” taking place and Nick Rolovich was about to challenge Joe Onosai. 😯 I walked away not wanting to see the end result and after coming out of the bathroom I wondered if Rolo had a chance only to see him being carried away in a stretcher. I guess Onosai won that battle… 😆


  55. koakane™ October 16, 2009 8:00 am

    good morning tsaiko country and warrior fans

    looks like it going to be another scorcher today so have a good one and enjoy what your doing

    good luck to all the OIA teams participating in their playoff drive to the OIA championships, ditto to Shane and the Phillies in their second game, positive thought to the warriors in their battle against the vandals and lastly big congrads to cShoji on his 1000 vball victory on sat.

    hippo birdie two ewe Ronnie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Slugger October 16, 2009 8:01 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RONNIE!!! Have a great day!

    I like the nickname that Rodney gave the RBs. I think I-noke and Re-go are the E-motions. Good nick, ST.


  57. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 8:06 am


  58. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 8:10 am

    I haven’t got a chance to read the article yet, but AIYESOOOOSSSSSSSSS!!!

    I feel for Earvin Sione and one can’t really blame him or his parents if they are a little pissed off.

    Someone screwed up and it’s not really the first time.

    I wonder if this has been an issue for our other programs?

  59. Stretch October 16, 2009 8:13 am

    Thanks to everyone who has donated so far for the Suan G Komen walk. I have surpassed the $3,000 mark. Simply AMAZING!! This is way more than I could have imagined when I decided to do this. My mom and I really appreciate all the support.

  60. da princess' classmate October 16, 2009 8:19 am

    is that holiday inn located next to a denny’s, right down the road from wsu’s beautiful campus?

    is it true that zeppos has turned into a casino as well?

  61. SteveM October 16, 2009 8:20 am

    Good morning everyone!


  62. Maverick October 16, 2009 8:20 am

    Hope to see Funaki and Rego get some quality playing time yesterday.

    Wildcat formation – Direct snap to Funaki, option sweeping handoff to Rego.

    Stir it up Warriors!

  63. labrat October 16, 2009 8:28 am

    Big Aloha and thanks to AD Mike Morgan of Colfax High School.

  64. isleboy October 16, 2009 8:56 am

    When ST RETIRES from Bulletin he’s got a job at Roto Ruter…..toilet fixer….LOL…..

    Different subject…..Player Eligibility…..everyone patting JD on the back……but look at the stuff that happened on his watch….players eligibility not being verified correctly…..terrible early season football schedule…..3 straight road games… year its get worst….opens with USC then team travels to New York to play Army and Denver to play Colorado….get ready…..0-3 record come September 2010…..terrible scheduling…..

  65. TThe Attitude Adjuster October 16, 2009 8:57 am

    At least Tsai had fun in Idaho.

    Warriors fall short on a long night….20-24.

  66. isleboy October 16, 2009 8:57 am

    sorry wrong paper….ST works for Advertiser…my bad…lol….

  67. madeinhawaii October 16, 2009 8:59 am

    That location doesn’t sound like the set for the “Shining” to me… sounds more like the set for that other movie..

    you know the one…

    what was it called?

    Oh yeah..


  68. dittohead October 16, 2009 9:04 am

    “Hopefully the bookies are correct in their belief in the Warriors”.

    8-point underdogs and Vegas “believes” in Hawaii.

  69. Slugger October 16, 2009 9:10 am


    Looks like you are shaving your head! Actually, you could get a buzz cut like Stretch. You’ll need to use sunscreen on your head & a hat….

  70. Bulla October 16, 2009 9:22 am


    whew, let’s go WARRIORS! Time to show up and get up and win up…..and ST don’t throw up.

    i too hate the soft water action…it’s that never ending…i am not clean feeling, haha

    oh well……


  71. Bulla October 16, 2009 9:32 am


    how come UH was ‘turned down’ by WSU and a high school to use their fields? isn’t this something that is arranged far in advance?

    i ask this because last year when UH went to play Utah State, they were in the same predicament. UH was going to do their walk throughs in the parking lot of the Marriot Hotel in Ogden…..I know because I was also there.

    In a last minute call, someone called Coach Ron McBride of Weber State and asked him if they could come up to use a practice field….and he welcomed them with open arms. If I remember correctly, wasn’t Coach McMackin an assistant at one time under Coach McBride?

    Alls well ends well, just interesting that it seems to be a ‘last minute’ effort more and more frequently for attaining practice fields on the mainland.

    Have an exciting day in Idaho…….yeeeee haaaaw

  72. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 9:36 am

    A hundred years ago, when I lived in an apartment complex in town, there was a malfunction in which the steaming hot water would find its way into the toilet system. I actually figured out how to fix it. Then my neighbors started asking for help. Then I was unclogging neighbors’ toilets until Wena finally said: What are you doing? Stop it.
    Now I produce waste instead of actually fixing it.

  73. Bulla October 16, 2009 9:38 am


    i am not even going to comment on your last post……too tempting, but i smell a trap, haha.

  74. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 9:38 am

    In Sione’s case, UH sort of benefitted. I don’t believe he was a qualifier out of high school. By going to another non-football-playing school, he was able to join UH in a year instead of the two years it would have taken if he had gone the JC route.

  75. midnight October 16, 2009 9:39 am

    Happy birthday to Ronnie!!

  76. Garret October 16, 2009 9:39 am

    Article about the 23 players from Hawaii that play for Montana Western, recruited by Tommy Lee’s some Pohai.

    Just months earlier, the 6’4’’ 260-pound kid from Wahiawa, Hawaii, had met Pohai Lee, a recruiter from Western who traveled to the islands and convinced Haunga that he had one of the best kept secrets on the mainland: a very small school, in a very small town, on the edge of a cold mountain range, where Polynesians were coming by the dozens to play football and be happy. There was no official visit. Haunga signed his scholarship offer to play offensive line and told Lee he would be arriving that August.

    Two years later, Haunga is one of 23 Hawaiians playing football at the NAIA Western, comprising more than a quarter of the Bulldogs’ roster. That number has been growing for nearly ten years, adding a layer every year in large part due to the soft-spoken Lee, a native Hawaiian whose father, Tommy, was the former head coach of Western for seven years before Rich Ferris took over in 2007.

    Lee breaks his recruiting on the islands into two trips: In the summer months, he identifies prospects by running a football camp, keeping his desired signing range from 10 to 15 athletes per year. He then flies in during Christmas, along with most of his players, and garners signatures. Lee’s network on the islands is intricate and extensive; he scouts players at 27 high schools on the island of Oahu alone. Lee said his current players are his best tools: young men who come home from an alien world and spread the word of Western. Haunga said he has been able to convince several players and several cousins to come to Dillon.

    “There’s a lot of people that fall through the cracks,” Lee said. “Diamonds in the rough. We’re fortunate enough to get them.”

  77. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 9:40 am

    Several years ago, there was a threat of a shipping strike.
    So one of our reporters wrote that Isle residents “might have to make do with less toilet paper.”
    We all thought it was a hysterically inadvertent pun.
    The writer didn’t, and got all habuts.

  78. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 9:41 am

    Then again, I’m the one who wrote on JJ coming out of a coma after an accident: “He’s more alert when he’s awake.”

  79. Garret October 16, 2009 9:41 am


    Regarding #76, I fail to see how UH benefited from now knowing that Sione wouldn’t be able to redshirt this season…especially considering how thin the DE position got due to injuries.

  80. A-House October 16, 2009 9:42 am

    Well, well, another birthday, but this one is for RONNIE – Happy Birfday and many more to come!!

  81. PowderPuff October 16, 2009 9:50 am

    ST – you are on a roll starting with the photo on FB of “My Office.” I am cracking up reading your posts. There’s something in the air – maybe a WIN for our Warriors!!!!

  82. djmitcho October 16, 2009 10:00 am

    Isleboy, I think it’s a great opening schedule for 2010…wanna get better…play the big boys. Army and Colorado are both very winnable games for the warriors, even on the road.

  83. Stretch October 16, 2009 10:07 am

    UH can no longer get teams to come play in Hawaii without a return game at their field. I think it makes sense for UH to scheudle the back to back non-conference road games. They are able to stay on the mainland and play two games. I think this will be the norm for all future football schedules.

  84. djmitcho October 16, 2009 10:08 am

    as long as it’s scheduled like 2010, where they have a home game after the 2 road games, that way the WAC can’t screw us with the 3 road game in a row.

  85. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 10:09 am

    ditto stretch & djmitcho

    until the Wacky Wac schedule comes out and we’re on the road again

  86. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 10:09 am

    like this year

  87. djmitcho October 16, 2009 10:10 am

    A friend posted this comment on FB…best sign seen at a football game…Boise is not a state

  88. djmitcho October 16, 2009 10:11 am

    Come to think of it that would work for those guys from fresneck too.

  89. dittohead October 16, 2009 10:20 am

    “Army and Colorado are both very winnable games for the warriors, even on the road”.


  90. Garret October 16, 2009 10:31 am

    Regarding #87,

    JD scheduled Charleston Southern at home after the back-to-back road games next year. So, there is no way for the WAC to make the Warriors play 3 games in a row on the road next season…so, the schedule is exactly set up how djmitcho mentioned.

    I like that the Warriors have their D-IAA game to tune things up before the start of WAC play.

  91. Garret October 16, 2009 10:32 am


    The Cal State schools use “State” at the end–SJSU, SDSU, Fresno St., etc. The UC schools are in a different system and start with UC-xx.

  92. Garret October 16, 2009 10:34 am

    I would prefer that the Warriors play the D-IAA team as their season opener, but that isn’t possible if they want to have USC play at Aloha Stadium. At least this way the offseason workouts will have the motivation about facing USC in the opener.

  93. Garret October 16, 2009 10:36 am

    Article about how the MWC’s TV deal hurts them in scheduling BCS conference teams.

    But it may be that BYU, Utah and the other seven members of the Mountain West Conference are fighting for high-profile games with one hand tied behind their backs by the league’s TV deal.

    A friend (who wanted to remain nameless) who works at a TV sports network pointed out that MWC teams have a problem when it comes to scheduling a home-and-home series with, say, Ohio State. Buckeye fans expect to be able to see their team play. And there’s considerable skepticism out there that they’d be able to see their team play a road game in a MWC stadium.

    Most of them have never heard of The mtn. Some of them probably get the channel as part of their DirecTV subscription and aren’t even aware they have it.

  94. westsidesview October 16, 2009 10:38 am

    we had a d1aa team to tune up this year….lots of good that did….lol.

  95. Garret October 16, 2009 10:38 am

    It is quite likely that Comcast will buy NBC Universal–that has been under serious discussion for over a week now. If it happens, the MWC might end up with a much better network showing their games.

    If you haven’t kept up with the TV industry buzz, it appears that General Electric and Comcast are close to a deal that would give Comcast control of NBC Universal. It’s complicated, but the end result would be that Comcast would own 51 percent of NBCU and would combine its cable networks with NBC and its cable networks.

    Comcast owns Versus. And there’s talk that Comcast envisions combining Versus with NBC Sports to create a channel that would be a genuine competitor to ESPN.

  96. Garret October 16, 2009 10:40 am

    Must be nice to have such a big recruiting budget that a coach can use a helicopter to see as many high school games as possible. The biggest benefit of this is the attention that the helicopter and coach will get at each game.

    Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin and recruiting coordinator Ed Orgeron will be going from high school to high school in the Atlanta area on Friday night. And they will use a helicopter to do so.

    The UT coaches be aboard a helicopter and land at Martin Luther King High School, which hosts Stephenson from Stone Mountain, Ga., to watch a number of prospects.

    UT’s coaches will fly to North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga., to watch highly touted offensive lineman Jawuan James, who visited UT last weekend.

  97. Garret October 16, 2009 10:44 am

    UH made a lot of mistakes in the season opener, so it was good they were playing a D-IAA team that had never beaten a D-IA team before. Plus the D-IAA team lost their star QB to graduation and their starter was out due to injury. If UH had opened with a D-IA team, maybe the first game would have gone differently…

    The improvement made after the first game was key to the fast start against Washington State…so, I stick by my point that opening with a D-IAA team can be beneficial to the team.

  98. LizKauai (iPhone) October 16, 2009 10:47 am

    Doc. I think you should due your hair green (temp color) instead of shaving your head.

  99. Stretch October 16, 2009 10:47 am

    USC wants to play Hawaii for their first game. It’s sort of like Hawaii wanting to play a D1AA.

  100. LizKauai (iPhone) October 16, 2009 10:50 am

    What’s the weather gonna be like tomorrow for the game? Do the guys need to Chill the Vandals or Fire it Up????
    GO Warriors!!!

  101. LizKauai (iPhone) October 16, 2009 10:54 am

    Yikes. Due= Dye

  102. The Atitude Adjuster October 16, 2009 10:55 am

    Pomai, I changed my mind. UH will take this game. I huli maka flip my score.

    Hawaii 24
    Idaho 21

  103. LizKauai (iPhone) October 16, 2009 10:56 am

    Due or Dye. It’s all hair. 🙂

  104. djmitcho October 16, 2009 10:59 am

    The game is in a big barn, so the weather will be nice and comfy.

  105. LizKauai (iPhone) October 16, 2009 11:05 am

    K djmitcho:

    Ice the Vandals!!!


  106. madeinhawaii October 16, 2009 11:09 am


    No wind.. no rain… perfect passing conditions.

  107. LizKauai (iPhone) October 16, 2009 11:10 am

    There’s gonna be a Warrior BARNBURNER tomorrow. Woo Hoo!

    K. Time fer lunch.

  108. The Attidude Adjuster October 16, 2009 11:11 am

    Pomai, check the spelling–the other one is a poser.
    My pick remains the same, Idaho 24 UH 17.

  109. green light October 16, 2009 11:13 am

    Go Warriors. Long time lurker. Enjoy reading bh2 posts. And that new poster gorn. The other stuff is okay.

  110. dittohead October 16, 2009 11:16 am

    “so, I stick by my point that opening with a D-IAA team can be beneficial to the team”.

    Im sticking with the folks in Las Vegas and Phil Steele–they are professionals. So far, Steele is on point–didnt you pick Hawaii to win more than 10 and go to the Hawaii Bowl?

  111. kokua October 16, 2009 11:21 am

    yep, Steele was deadeye correct!

  112. Garret October 16, 2009 11:38 am


    Nope, I never posted that and I challenge you to try to find any prediction from me that is even close to that. You are so busy attacking bloggers that you have no idea how to keep the people straight…who has lost track of reality here?

    Phil Steele has mentioned many times that it benefits D-IA teams to open with a D-IAA team. So, you bringing him up to try to support your point is pretty funny. Who has lost track of reality here?

    I thought that UH would lose both the Fresno State and Louisiana Tech games because the power rushing attacks were a bad matchup for UH. That is why I did not post a score prediction for either game. In fact, on Ed’s e-mail contest I predicted that UH would score 17 points against Fresno State and that the margin of victory would be 14 points. I won a Warrior cap and some other things for that.

  113. green light October 16, 2009 11:43 am

    shhesh garret why you so upset

  114. A-House October 16, 2009 11:43 am

    I’m glad we decided to buy tickets to the UH volleyball game tomorrow.

    It will be good to see a packed Stan Sheriff with the noise level beyond belief – just like the good old days.

    Perhaps we will witness history should the Wahine win. Being part of history is sometimes intentional and sometimes unintentional. Sometimes you make history and other times you just witness it. Whichever, it is still something to savor and talk about for years to come.

    Interesting that Banachowski had an 8 year head start, but only 95 more wins than Shoji. Says a lot for Shoji.

  115. letsgowarriors October 16, 2009 11:59 am

    that so retarded bc i was calling out and questioning sione’s eligibility back in july. however, 4 to play 4 is much better than 3 or 2 to play 2. word on the street is that veni manu is taking the similar (same?) route attending UH-WO this semester. mack and tuioti better know what theyre doing next time around.

  116. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 12:04 pm

    So that’s where Manu went… 🙁

  117. A-House October 16, 2009 12:08 pm

    Going to UH West Oahu and UH-Hilo would count as a “year” even if they do not have a football program?

    What role does the “compliance” office play in helping coaches determine eligibility “time” for athletes?

  118. letsgowarriors October 16, 2009 12:10 pm

    yes they count, regardless of having a sport or not, as soon as u go full time at any institution, your clock starts.

  119. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 12:11 pm

    Actually, I think it used to be that the clock didn’t start if a player went to a non-football-playing school. That was one of the loopholes UH found.

  120. madeinhawaii October 16, 2009 12:13 pm

    I may never be able to afford retirement… but what the heck.. I travelled a lot and think I lived a very fulfilling life till now.

  121. Toeknee Da Thaigah October 16, 2009 12:14 pm

    what happened to Alofipo?

    also, is Tonga hurt? I saw him on the sideline last week with no pads and a #3 jersey that had no name on it.

  122. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 12:17 pm

    Rainbow Warriors got their first practice today/tonight… Anyone know what time and if it’s open to the public like last year?

  123. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 12:19 pm

    I don’t think Alofipo made it.
    Tonga is now wearing No. 6. It has something to do with double numbers on special teams. He’s OK. I saw him yesterday.

  124. letsgowarriors October 16, 2009 12:22 pm

    tonga is wearing #6 now.

  125. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 12:24 pm

    Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!):

    October 16th, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    Rainbow Warriors got their first practice today/tonight… Anyone know what time and if it’s open to the public like last year?

    Oops… Nevermind. They do at Gym II from 5pm to 7:30pm and it’s open to everyone.

    Maybe I should read the paper first next time! 😳

  126. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 12:24 pm

    The problem with signing day is that it’s in February, which means nobody is eligible at that time, since fulfilling core classes is a requirement. You can’t fulfill them until graduation, I imagine.
    So it comes down to projections. You hope that the folks you sign will make it, but many slip down the stretch. And then some are surprises. I think there was a widespread belief that Ryan Mouton wasn’t going to have enough credits to transfer. But he made it, and he became a very good student at UH.
    I view a compliance officer like a CPA. You want the best benefits and loopholes without breaking rules. The problem with the CO in the past was that he would reject suggestions outright without exploring them.

  127. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 12:25 pm

    Stop swearing.
    Stop complaining about Kazz swearing.
    Family paper.

  128. FloridaTed October 16, 2009 12:31 pm

    Never understand why the most intelligent people are the easiest troll bait.

    It was me who predicted 10 wins, suit me.

  129. Mr Multi-Nic October 16, 2009 12:33 pm

    Hiya Ted! How ya doin?

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!

  130. A-House October 16, 2009 12:34 pm


    How’s the weather “in your neck of the woods”?

    As I understand your response, those student athletes who sign with a school and attends a school WITHOUT a football program, their eligibility begins when they move to a “football playing school”. Then, Veni Manu would have 5 to play 4 when he moves to UHManoa since he attend UH West Oahu?

    Dang, all these rules are surely confusing!!!

  131. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 12:34 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    October 16th, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    Stop swearing.

    Done. Many apologies ST. :mrgreen:

  132. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 12:35 pm

    I thought UH would go 8-5.
    I thought it would beat UNLV and Fresno.

  133. Stephen Tsai October 16, 2009 12:36 pm

    I’m glad Florida Ted is doing well.
    He’s overcome a lot this year.

  134. A-House October 16, 2009 12:37 pm

    May Day! May Day!

    Need Tsaikos help in finding a reputable repair shop for a Panasonic VHS/DVD recorder player.

    Ours went “kaput” last night and the shop I went to closed their doors on 9/8/09 – so the note of their door says so!

    Calling the Panasonic office in Halawa is a joke as the phone line is ALWAYS busy!!!

  135. Kazz (blkberry_storm) October 16, 2009 12:45 pm


    Some ppl can only stand foolishness for so long.

  136. Mrs. A-House October 16, 2009 12:49 pm

    Ronnie –

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope your day is a special one to be enjoyed with your great family!

    Stretch –

    Congratulations to you and your Mom on reaching your Susan G. Komen contribution goal(s). Would you please let me run my hand over your bald head…for good luck, of course!…as we silently chant…GO WARRIORS!! JUST DO IT!!

  137. FloridaTed October 16, 2009 12:50 pm

    Thanks, Tsai-Meister, I have a lot to be thankful for.

    Your 8-5 prediction can still happen, so could mine. College ball can be quite crazy, yours, off course, has a much better chance, lol.

  138. Old Timer October 16, 2009 12:50 pm

    While on the subject of Idaho, why is it that the University of Idaho and WSU have a Navy ROTC detachment? I don’t see any oceans nearby those two schools, Hawaii has played a major role in our nation’s Naval history, yet the U.S. Navy has never saw fit to offer NROTC at UH? Hard to figure out.

  139. A-House October 16, 2009 12:51 pm

    Hiya, Ted:

    Hope all is well with you and Patti.

    Our continued prayers for your swift and complete recovery!!

  140. duffer (iPhone) October 16, 2009 12:53 pm


    Mrs A-House
    Just like the good luck Buddah or frog that you take to Vegas! 🙂

  141. Kazz (blkberry_storm) October 16, 2009 12:57 pm

    Oh boy… After reading todays article its good to hear that the scuffle between Blaze and Leonard sparked the team but why did it have to come to that?

    The Idaho game is a must-win. The senior leaders should have helped motivate the team (sans Blaze getting rough) and more importantly the coaches should have our guys “on edge” in desperate times.

  142. Committed Road Warrior October 16, 2009 1:01 pm

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!

    Hope your day has gone very well to date!

  143. FloridaTed October 16, 2009 1:02 pm

    This blog has helped me tremendously in slowly getting back my writing groove, after my stroke. I’m almost ready to getting back to editing my book. I’ve lost my agent, but that’s o.k., the forced time-out gave me good ideas, to make the story longer and better.

    I sure hope everything happens for a reason.

  144. FloridaTed October 16, 2009 1:06 pm

    Thanks, A-House, from both of us. A few more Roto-Rooter treatments and I should be as good as new.

  145. FloridaTed October 16, 2009 1:11 pm

    Oh, yeah, almost forgot,


  146. Bulla October 16, 2009 1:14 pm

    #121 post,

    that is correct, and that is why some players went to HPU right? but now isn’t that under review for Soares? also, the interpretation of West Oahu not being part of the UH system was being discussed. isn’t that the situation with the OLineman Olivao? forgive the spellings.

    now it is harder than ever for a JC player; if you do not go ‘in’ as an academic qualifier, you HAVE to have your AA when you come out, or you cannot play at a 4 year school, or at least that is my understanding.

    anyone else have any ideas on that? mahalo


  147. Slugger October 16, 2009 1:22 pm

    WassupDoc said that she hadn’t received any response on the blog to her offer to shave her head if Stretch got to $3K, so she’s not gonna cut her hair. Aaawwwww…woulda been interesting, but I can see why women don’t want to shave their heads. Unless you’re a Buddhist nun or undergoing chemo…

  148. Huh? October 16, 2009 1:25 pm


    is that true? hmmmmm, sounds weak to me……..

  149. Committed Road Warrior October 16, 2009 1:26 pm

    {on soapbox}

    Having to go up to Baltimore for work today, I’m just a little irked at the genius who decided it was prudent to pile all of us on a charter bus to head up there.

    My (and other coworkers’) mindset from the beginning was that we’d be better off just taking Amtrak up there, especially given the horribleness of the traffic on the B-W Parkway…..AND considering today’s Friday.

    Sure enough:
    1.5 hours to get from D.C. to Baltimore
    2 hours to return from Baltimore to D.C.
    Amtrak travel time: ~40 minutes

    Add in the Metro commute time to get to/from our charter bus rendezvous point and the 35 minutes I had to wait for my bus to go home…’s been a long day. Just got home, calling it quits until tomorrow.

    Sorry just had to vent.
    {off soapbox}

  150. Bulla October 16, 2009 1:26 pm

    Florida Ted,

    hey bro, take care man, one day at a time would be the best pace……happy you’re getting better 🙂

  151. Bulla October 16, 2009 1:27 pm


    whew, rough road, you could be in honolulu where a truck hits the Gulick overpass and now ALL 3 lanes Eastbound to town are closed…oh yeah, and it’s Friday…whew

  152. westsidesview October 16, 2009 1:32 pm

    I dont see how player conduct that draws a yellow flag is inspirational.

  153. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 1:44 pm

    Is there something you would like recorded until you get it repaired?

    compliance office messed up on azngamer808 eligibility.
    we thought if he graduated UW in 4 years, he could play anywhere on the 5 th year, but UH compliance said that rule was omitted only for football,
    all other sports still has that allowance. the only way azngamer808 could play football was if he applied for a graduate program at a d2 or lower level.

    amazing that the guard from Duke basketball team could graduate in 4 years and transfer this year and play as a quarterback for Syracuse without sitting out a year. seems like UH compliance office interpretation was incorrect. there went his dream of playing for the Warriors. Auwe!

  154. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 16, 2009 1:53 pm

    CRW- yep- DMV means something else on that side of America.

    Florida Ted- you are one of our miracle Tsai-kos. It’s nice to see y ou around more often!

  155. Committed Road Warrior October 16, 2009 1:54 pm

    Bulla #153:

    Ah. I fondly remember those occurrences. Gotta be aggravating for folks like yourself (or others) who might have little recourse for action.

    It’s just sheer volume (of cars) out here. Still kind of perplexing that one of the main thoroughfares between D.C. and Baltimore only has two lanes in each direction.

    Oh well.

  156. Slugger October 16, 2009 1:55 pm


    Check your email.

  157. madeinhawaii October 16, 2009 1:55 pm


    That place you used to take your equipment to wasn’t the one behind Windward Mall in Kaneohe was it? If so, that guy still works out of his house.

  158. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 16, 2009 1:56 pm

    chopsueyboy- bummed for azngamer808.
    It would seem that the rules of eligibility are more like the rules of golf and the application should be less subject to personal interpretation!

  159. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 2:11 pm

    Got more reading done on my lunch hour and I enjoyed the piece on the Bows. UH fans that actually attend games, for the most part, will always be flocking to the next possible program that may have a better chance of success in their respective sport than the previous one they supported that struggled This season may be no different. Just like how the “non-regulars” flocked to Murakami stadium during the Rainbows’ mostly successful regular season, the non-regulars may be looking for a new reason to flock to the SSC for Bows’ basketball if the Warriors cannot shake themselves out of this current funk.

    This season’s squad may have more “swagger” to them with the additions of Williams and Lay and the added confidence in Roderick Flemings. Not just as a talent, but Flemings is going to have to be a more vocal leader than last season to inspire success. He and Bill Amis will be the senior backbones of this 2009-2010 team.

    Last sports season (fall 08 and spring 09) was a troublesome one. A 7-7 football season after 12-1 when people expected more of the same, a lackluster mens basketball season, and a women’s basketball controversy made headlines for the most part, but like a breath of fresh air the Rainbow baseball program gave people hope. The hope to end the sports season on a high note.

    This season, as the Warriors look to still make a positive lasting impression on the 2009 season, the Rainbow Warrior Basketball team should know that in the beginning the stands may be packed and loud… To retain that, it will be up to them.

  160. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 16, 2009 2:15 pm

    Mr. A-House- Amazon has a Toshiba dvd/vhs recorder for less than $160 with free shipping:

    Check Costco too- I think they may have one.

  161. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 2:18 pm

    Mahalo LizKauai

  162. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 16, 2009 2:34 pm

    Kazz- I like the blog skeeters…. plenny buzz but no bite so no need scratch!

  163. Kaaz October 16, 2009 2:36 pm

    Wow lau lau. We can go all niiiiiight. Give me the green liiiiiight.

  164. Kaaz October 16, 2009 2:39 pm

    #165. Ahahahahahahaahahahaa. BELIEVER! IMUA! KAU INOA!

  165. A-House October 16, 2009 2:48 pm

    Florida Ted:

    If we ever go back to Florida, we will take that leisurely drive to Clearwater to visit with you and Patti.

    Never know – UH may play Florida or another school if they are willing to have a “home n home” series.

  166. Nob Bash October 16, 2009 2:53 pm

    Go bows

  167. madeinhawaii October 16, 2009 2:59 pm


    If you find that you need to replace your DVD/VCR… you may want to look at something like the following that allows you to record directly onto a hard drive and copy files to and from any computer via USB or LAN. You can also attach a cheap external DVD r/w to it to copy your recorded files.

    It doesn’t come with a hard drive, you have to supply your own. You can get a 1TB hd for less than $100 these days. That would give you enough space to record over 1000 hours of HD quality movies/video.

  168. madeinhawaii October 16, 2009 2:59 pm

    OOOPS forgot to provide the link.. here it is.

  169. FloridaTed October 16, 2009 3:04 pm


    If you should ever make that leisurely drive, I have two guest beds in my “office”. You’re always welcome.

  170. SteveM October 16, 2009 3:07 pm

    Only 14 more “shopping” days until the Nevada game and 35 to San Jose State.

    If you plan to attend those games, please email me your tentative plans for listing at:

    Same drill. See who else is going, who’s staying where, when they arrive and depart (for cattle call and tailgate planning purposes). Establish contact info net (email & cell phone) with each other and get the latest plans and happenings.

    email link is on the page or use: stevem.hnl (at)

  171. Ralph October 16, 2009 3:41 pm

    CBSsports has UH rated 89th

  172. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 3:44 pm


    Speaking of “scratch” remember those old commercials with Frank DeLima promoting that “Muhi Us” anit-itch cream??? I could of sworn I saw a commercial like that last night!

    Then again I also had a dream where Coach Rolo challenged Joe Onosai to a headbutting contest… 😆

  173. ai-eee-soos October 16, 2009 3:45 pm

    Keep voting in the Davey O’brien QB award, daily.

    A vote for Bryant Moniz is a vote for Hawaii.

    It seems that there are only two of us who are voting.

    Let’s get the votes in so that our QB can move ahead of the QB’s from North Texas, TCU, Baylor, Arkansas State.

    Let’s all pitch in. Mahalo.

  174. wafan October 16, 2009 3:50 pm

    Happy birthday Ronnie!!!

  175. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 16, 2009 3:50 pm

    Speaking of shopping.
    Any news on the BIKES????

  176. wafan October 16, 2009 3:51 pm

    Liz . . .

    The EWF video had a floor that looked kind of familiar.

    A good omen.

    Go Warriors!!!

  177. Ralph October 16, 2009 3:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!

  178. wafan October 16, 2009 3:54 pm

    Dang, Liz. I was feeling happy because it is Friday and then you have to ask about the bikes.

    I was feeling extremely blissful.


  179. J-Dog October 16, 2009 3:55 pm

    Muhi Us is da bomb. It’s still sold in Japan only I believe.

  180. wafan October 16, 2009 3:57 pm

    Congratulations to Stretch!!!

    Now you can show off that beautiful scalp like some of us already do!


    Sharpen the blades!

  181. GRM October 16, 2009 3:57 pm

    A-House, better to buy a new one – cheap enuff. COSTCO sells a Sony model. Just bought one – pretty easy to use.

  182. Ralph October 16, 2009 3:58 pm

    Kazz are you going to the mbb practice tonight? Player straw poll list Hiram Thompson as the best passer and Adams as the fastest players, both from last years squad. I hope the two new recruit guards step up and bring a lot more leadership, passing and flow into the game. Kind of disappointed that the early straw poll did not list either one as the best passer in fall workouts and a part time starter, Adams at forward, being the fastest player to date.

  183. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 4:05 pm


    i don’t know quite how to say this. 😆 😆 😆

    the Doc is a kindly soul. pretty features… for a chicken. :mrgreen:

  184. J-Dog October 16, 2009 4:05 pm

    Does anyone remember what the mood was like during the 2000 and 2005 seasons?

    Were people more forgiving because in 2000 we still weren’t used to winning seasons on a regular basis?

    Were people more forgiving in 2005 because you could see hope for the future with Colt, Bess, RGM?

  185. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 4:07 pm


    any knews on the bikes?

  186. NYUH October 16, 2009 4:09 pm

    Pitt’s uniforms look a bit like Idaho’s. So as I watch the game out of the corner of my eye it creeps me out a little.

  187. wafan October 16, 2009 4:16 pm

    Too bad cannot actually ride the bikes. At this rate we would have been able to pedal the bikes from Oregon to Hawai’i by now.

    Were they sent to the high school in Pullman or perhaps WSU in the hopes of being able to claim them there?

  188. Kazz (Win #1000 comes on SAT 10/17/2009!!!) October 16, 2009 4:18 pm


    I’ll heading over to UH a little late though. I get out of the office at 6 and can be there around 6:20 ish. Enough to catch like an hour or so.

  189. al October 16, 2009 4:20 pm

    ralph….89th football or basketball?

  190. al October 16, 2009 4:23 pm

    hey, what is stated on the blog and left out as a challenge regardless of any responses is as good as one’s word.

  191. FloridaTed October 16, 2009 4:26 pm


    You’re probably right on both counts, but now, since 2007, you have to add a whole bunch of spoiled band-waggoners to the equation, therefore the frenzied and pitchfork type of criticism spewed against the coaches etc, after every loss.

    Thoughtful analyses, why the team is where it is, like two years in a row an entire offense and than defense disappearing, is almost impossible to come by. I will not start any SERIOUS judgement until year three.

  192. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 4:33 pm

    year 3, new offensive line?

  193. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 4:34 pm

    didn’t we have 5 seniors that were starting on the o-line?
    when will everything be balanced out?

  194. Ralph October 16, 2009 4:40 pm

    Al football rating on CBSsports. We were 87 after the LaTech game. SMU is at 68th.

  195. Ralph October 16, 2009 4:42 pm

    Kazz file a report after practice, i would think the first hour would be conditioning and walk thru of the offense to give the newbies an idea of what’s going to happen during the practices that will follow tonight’s intro. First game is October 30, UH Hilo.

  196. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 4:45 pm


  197. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 4:46 pm

    victory lap around the espresso machine

  198. SteveM October 16, 2009 4:47 pm

    200 again?

  199. SteveM October 16, 2009 4:49 pm

    Congrats chopsueyboy!

    …sheeesh, you gettin’ to be like Al… 😐

  200. kama krab October 16, 2009 4:51 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Happy Birthday Ronnie and many many more.

  201. The Attitude Adjuster October 16, 2009 5:09 pm


    Hawaii 24

    Idaho 20

    UH rallys a comeback and secures an important win.

    I’m so sorry everyone for my negative feeds. I’m a believer after this win.

  202. Diogenes October 16, 2009 5:26 pm

    Whoever is going over to Stretch’s Mom’s place tomorrow – don’t forget PHOTOGRAPHS of the great event!

    And what happen to ESME??? Who is the lucky designator?

  203. Diogenes October 16, 2009 5:31 pm

    MOJO and BHF2 are learned counselors – maybe they should get a set of the NCAA rules and help advise the Compliance people – as they had to learn the rule against perpetuities, they can learn the rules of compliance with NCAA rules

  204. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 5:32 pm

    Don Weir posted this last Friday about the bikes, and i followed last Fri:

    Tsaiko Bike Donors
    bhf2 spoke with the sales rep on Saturday around 11:00 am. I read his blog posting so I went on-line and ordered the bike one hour later as shown in a previous post, paid for the bike, and was told the same as bhf2 that the bike would be shipped on Tuesday and be here no later than Friday. I received the foillowing e-mail, a phone call, and follow up e-mails today (2). I received the e-mails form the corporate office at
    I authorized shipment referenced below..

    E-Mail #1
    Hi DONALD,

    We’re writing with an update on order number # 485077. Please do not reply to this email — it’s from an automated address.
    Order Update
    Today at 2:57pm PDT we processed your order and sent it to the warehouse for shipping.
    What’s Next?
    Your order will be scheduled for shipment by the warehouse. Usually this happens within 1 business day. We will email you with the estimated ship date as soon as this happens.

    Thank you!

    Mercantila Team

    Post Phone Call
    E-Mail #2
    Hi Don,

    I apologize you were mislead by our sales rep. This is not the way we wish to represent our company. Unfortunately, we can never guarantee the date of shipment on any item we sell as this is up to our warehouse and FedEx. This item cannot possibly arrive at the guaranteed date of Tuesday and all Hawaiian, Alaskan, and International shipments require us to obtain a ship quote and get approval from that customer. This is a process that extends the shipment of items beyond the promised date, in this case, of Tuesday.
    I have processed the order and will do all I can to get this item to you as soon as possible. I apologize for the inconvenience in the matter and regret that you were given information which is not true in this case. We, once again, do not ever wish to represent our company this way.

    Mercantila, Inc.



    We are processing your order and due to the fact that your item will be shipped outside the lower 48-United States, we have quoted an additional shipping charge of $42.65. In order to go ahead and proceed with the order, we will need your approval on the shipping charges, or, if you have an address we can use in the lower 48-States, we would be glad to update your shipping address and ship it there. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can get your order processed and shipped! Thanks, and I apologize for any inconvenience.


    Mercantila, Inc.


    bhf2, any suggestions on what do we do from here?? I will be off line for the next two days.

    Then I saw Don’s #275 yesterday, and TyAiea’s inquiry, then Don tellin us its all good now and they’re waiting for some kinda connection from
    Hawaiian air and the shipper. in LV. sum kinda bs.

    tomorrow I’ll follow up again with the Mercantila, see if its here already or wat. order no. 485077.

    1 business day. we’re used to gettin da b.s.. gets numb afta awhile if you let it go. I’m not a lettin go.

  205. The Attitude Adjuster October 16, 2009 5:34 pm

    The blog imposter has learned to spell “attitude” correctly after dozens of posts, my prediction remains the same, Idaho 24-17.

  206. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:00 pm


    you’re right in refering to MOJO as a rules man, but perpetuities i dunno.. 😀 sticks an stones is my expertise. 😀

    My suggestion is: SLUGGER. my second choice is: SLUGGER.

    she is available. you wanna know what is the real problem, if there is a problem. actually, if there is a problem, there are two:

    H A R D H E A D S ! ! ! L A Z Y H E A D S ! ! !

  207. madeinhawaii October 16, 2009 6:03 pm

    Maybe we should have just ordered the bike through

  208. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:06 pm


    the first problem is not the rules. the first problem is identifying all the peeps, and then charting them all out with a basic board, like ACT, when stuff started for each, etc. these days of computers, can load lots of stuffs on da computah. my reading of the AD office is get some old peeps in there that are good for PR, keeping the calendars, making the calls, being polite, stuff like that, but the nitty gritty of keeping up with the Sione, the JUCOs, the person has to be able to interact with the coaches, talk to them and get info. part of the deal is to make a schedule for a day every week or so and run the names by and get everybody on the same page, way before the LOI and make sure no body falls through the cracks.

    we’re gonna get better anyway because the crack is gonna get smaller as the problem children get identified, but it didn’t have to get there in the first place. that is what having extra help is all about.

    and my vote is Slugger. I said this earlier this summer.

  209. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:09 pm

    Slugger, not like she going call plays or stuffs. she ran a program at a major U. knows the spreadsheet format, yada yada.

  210. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:10 pm

    you get spoiled, having good help, things planned out.

  211. Crasty October 16, 2009 6:21 pm

    I liked it. So much useful material. I read with great interest.

  212. wafan October 16, 2009 6:22 pm

    I thought hard water felt like the soap was not completely rinsed off. Soft water is largely mineral free and rinses the slimey feeling off.

    Is that not what water softeners do?

    When I travel to areas of the country where there is a lot of limestone rinsing off is always a chore because it feels like I am still covered in soap. In Hawai’i no problem.

    ‘Course, I could have it completely inside out.

  213. SteveM October 16, 2009 6:23 pm

    October 16th, 2009 at 5:26 pm
    Whoever is going over to Stretch’s Mom’s place tomorrow – don’t forget PHOTOGRAPHS of the great event!…

    Stretches’ hair thinning ceremony will be tomorrow at game half time. He invited all those who helped him reach his goal…understandably, space is extremely limited at his location.

    However, a few of us will at Genji’s tomorrow for the game and lunch. I am guessing that it might not be crowded, so no reservations necessary. If you are new there and arrive before me, just say you are a Tsai-ko. Doors open at 10:00 AM. Location and more info at:

  214. wafan October 16, 2009 6:24 pm

    bhf2 . . .

    Why not just go slap some heads and bring the bikes back?

    It would make all of us feel better . . . especially when the pictures and video are posted.


  215. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:25 pm

    Smart, Slimey. lawyer? 😆

  216. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:26 pm

    Smart. Slimey. Solicitor. :mrgreen:

  217. oldie October 16, 2009 6:26 pm

    Anyone know if the Idaho game will be in Hi-Def for the local PPV broadcast?

    I need to know since I set up the recording differently depending on whether or not it’s in Hi-Def.

  218. wafan October 16, 2009 6:27 pm

    Would that make you slick?

  219. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:29 pm

    Don Weir,

    good evening. did you get the bike? if not, willl you please call me in the morning 937-8546., thank you

  220. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:30 pm

    the rest of the world may be crashing around,

    but we’re getting the bikes!

  221. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 6:31 pm

    yup. in da day. 😀

  222. wafan October 16, 2009 6:37 pm

    Mr. A-House impressed Mrs. A-House with his “muscles”. Mr. Tsai dazzled Mrs. Tsai with his plumbing skills. And bhf2 stunned Mrs. bhf2 with his slickatude.

    Maybe that is the secret! I have to find some talent or skill with which to impress the women.


  223. Mrs. A-House October 16, 2009 6:44 pm


    you remembered what Mrs A-House said at Snoqualmie – about my having to change shirts after getting soaked stopped at the top of the Ferris Wheel at the Iolani Carnival

    i should have gone into the bathroom to change, eh?

  224. A-House October 16, 2009 6:45 pm

    that was me on the last post!!! dang, forgot again!!!

  225. mo808 October 16, 2009 6:49 pm

    Well, tomorrow is D Day–or will it be O Day? Whose gonna shine more the D or the O–I dunno! But, I hope we kick butt of both sides of the ball tomorrow! GO WARRIORS!!!

  226. A-House October 16, 2009 6:50 pm

    late response to chopsueyboy, MIH, and LizK:

    our problem is that a disc is stuck and machine will not “eject” it.

    we need the machine to be cleaned/maintinance work and get the disc.

    mih: i will call the number listed and hope to get touch with the repairman who works out of his house – hope he lives in Kaneohe!

    we need a VHS/DVD machine as we have a lot of VHS which needs to be transferred to discs.

    checking with the Navy PX, they have a very limited supply, if any, of the VHS/DVD player/recorders because VHS tapes are nearly extinct – get plenty DVD recorders/player machines.

  227. wafan October 16, 2009 6:50 pm

    Nearing bed time. The week was tough with morning and afternoon meetings.

    Administration is trying to figure out why the kids are failing classes. I suggested it was because they and/or their parents did not care or had other concerns such as putting food on the table or making the mortgage payments, and, maybe it is that not every kid needed or was destined to attend or graduate from college.

    It was like I was talking to the wind. They will figure it out one day. Hopefully, soon.

  228. wafan October 16, 2009 6:55 pm

    Mr. A-House . . .

    It was mentioned earlier that Costco has a DVD/VHS machine in stock. I believe it is a Sony.

    Even with the disc stuck in the machine, it might be less expensive to just purchase a new one rather then to try and have the disc removed. Unless the disc is irreplaceable.

  229. LizKauai (iPhone) October 16, 2009 7:02 pm

    A-House. I just checked Costco in Lihue. Cheapest DVD-VCR Recorder was $179. Player is $89.

  230. whitey October 16, 2009 7:02 pm

    wafan, howzit, spoken like a true professional teacher!!!!!!

  231. whitey October 16, 2009 7:04 pm

    Much mahalos to Colfax HS for letting our Warriors use their field on such short notice.

  232. whitey October 16, 2009 7:05 pm

    And their team is unbeaten, so there may be some future Warriors from there.

  233. chopsueyboy October 16, 2009 7:06 pm

    time to go home from work

    Good night Tsaikos!

  234. whitey October 16, 2009 7:11 pm


  235. curveball October 16, 2009 7:23 pm

    nice to see you on the blog………

  236. GRM October 16, 2009 7:25 pm

    I said earlier that COSTCO had a Sony VHD/DVD recorder. I think I paid under $200 (I think $169) for it. It’s black and is easy to use. I got mine from COSTCO Waipio; model # RDR-VX535. It comes w/ a dubbing feature.

  237. ikaika October 16, 2009 7:30 pm

    Earth, Wind and Fire…better that than Mo, Larry and Curly!

  238. Pomai October 16, 2009 7:45 pm

    They will not quit on us an I will not quit on them.
    UH vs Idaho
    10    –    27    dittohead
    10    –    38    Derek
    14    –    10    RichfromtheOC
    14    –    31    kokua
    17    –    27    HiFlyer
    17    –    31    westsidesview
    23    –    20    djmitcho
    24    –    17    Da Punchbowl Kid
    24    –    17    chopsueyboy
    24    –    21    ikaika
    27    –    6    rasu begasu
    27    –    17    Kaimuki Kid
    27    –    24    plenty chikara
    28    –    14    curveball
    28    –    21    Pomai
    28    –    24    LizKauai
    28    –    27    BigWave96744
    30    –    27    Glenn
    31    –    6    tattoo
    31    –    22    protector
    34    –    31    al
    35    –    14    Just Saying
    35    –    28    kama krab
    35    –    31    gmahoney
    37    –    31    bighilofan2
    38    –    17    JaM
    38    –    24    Kazz
    38    –    31    TYaiea
    40    –    17    Curt
    41    –    10    labrat
    42    –    38    mo808
    56    –    14    d1shima
    63    –    12    homey
    70    –    14    Pride

  239. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 16, 2009 7:55 pm


    UH 17

    Idaho 28

    lets hope im wrong! =)

  240. JaM October 16, 2009 8:06 pm

    Good evening!

    Happy Birthday Ronnie!!

    chopsueyboy: Used to go their many many moons ago -Tasty Chop Suey.

  241. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 16, 2009 8:06 pm


    just a note. i had some trouble accessing the warrior beat blog. apparently an error message came up stating “my IP had been blocked due to SPAM activity”

    i dont SPAM on here, at least I do not think I do so there might be an issue with hnladv server or something.

    Just thought I would put this up if anyone was experiencing the same thing.

  242. JaM October 16, 2009 8:07 pm


    their = there

  243. JaM October 16, 2009 8:07 pm

    Safe travels to d1 and Juliet! Have a great trip!

  244. mo808 October 16, 2009 8:10 pm


    Mahalo! I enjoy the read and the exchanges; the Tsaiko Nation is the pulse of Warrior FB and all things related & unrelated 🙂 too! GO WARRIORS!!

  245. kibby wind power October 16, 2009 8:18 pm

    kibby wind power…

    Wideout Rodney Bradley has nicknamed a trio of running backs as Earth Wind and Fire. Bradley said Le […]…

  246. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 16, 2009 8:18 pm

    bhf2- I ordered a couple of pieces of hardware from brand X. They were backordered to be shipped Oct. 7. I called today and said- whassup? Where’s my hardware?
    Brand X sed- oh- sorry… now bo’d til Oct. 23. WAAAAAAAT???? 😈

    I sed- I need em next week. Why didn’t you let me know? 😳 He felt bad. I sed- I gonna try to get em from the mfg. He said- we are the biggest reseller and we will get them first. You no mo chance.

    I called the mfg. I ordered my hardware and sed “gotta be here next week by Wed. if possible. Does free shipping apply to Hawaii too?”. He sed yes. Two hours later, I got the FedEx notice of delivery to their office and to expect the stuff on Tuesday.

    Good luck on the bikes!

  247. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 16, 2009 8:19 pm

    250? GO WARRIORS!

  248. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 16, 2009 8:20 pm

    hateme :


    UH 17

    Idaho 28”

    And you wonder why you are blocked???? Bwahahahaha 😆 j/k

  249. Ralph October 16, 2009 8:21 pm

    NCAA stats : total defense UH is 99th, one step ahead of Norte Dame, 110th at rushing defense.

  250. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 16, 2009 8:25 pm

    Hi mo808!
    Hi Ralph!

  251. Ralph October 16, 2009 8:26 pm

    Hi Liz

  252. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 16, 2009 8:26 pm


    my rationale is that ive been wrong on every game ive bet on this year. i figure i go in the opposite direction and hawaii is gonna pull out a V. haha.

  253. curveball October 16, 2009 8:29 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA!:
    nice pick up on the article……

  254. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 16, 2009 8:41 pm

    Hi curveball! It came from Tombo Ahi’s blog- and there’s more good stuff there too:

  255. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 16, 2009 8:47 pm

    Thanks for the pix, ST. I see what you mean about “intimate quarters”…
    WOW! 😯

  256. Bulla October 16, 2009 8:58 pm

    safe travels to d1 and his ever so lovely bride………


  257. Garret October 16, 2009 9:07 pm

    Tombo always does a great job and thank you Liz for posting the links above!

  258. Garret October 16, 2009 9:16 pm

    The debate over whether or not Texas and Oklahoma should continue to play a game in Dallas each year instead of schedule home-and-home deals provides some interesting revenue numbers:

    Texas and Oklahoma each get $5 million every year for playing at the Cotton Bowl. They chose to stay at the Cotton Bowl over going to the new Cowboys’ Stadium after the Cotton Bowl expanded the stadium.

    Texas makes $6 million per home game

    Oklahoma makes $4 million per home game.

    If estimates of $500k profit per Warrior home game are correct, then playing a game at a neutral site (say the new stadium in the City of Industry when it is done) could make a lot more money for UH. For example, what if the game against BSU were played in LA each year and each team got $1 million from the game. Now, UH gets $500k or so for home games and zero for road games, so UH makes $500k over 2 years…playing at a neutral site would make $1 million each year.

    The numbers are just estimates of course, but economics could work out in favor of the Warriors playing a neutral site game each year. Plus, playing a game in an area on the mainland that UH recruits in could really pay off for UH. BSU (and Fresno State) gets a lot of recruits from the LA/Orange County area so they would benefit also.

  259. Garret October 16, 2009 9:19 pm

    Or, UH could have their game against Louisiana Tech each year in Dallas or Houston (Reliant Stadium maybe?). That would save UH from having to travel to Ruston and La Tech from having to travel to Honolulu, and give them a game each year in a place where they would like to recruit.

  260. Garret October 16, 2009 9:20 pm

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

    Lockheed got a $31 million contract from DARPA to reinvent the internet and make it more suitable for military use. Microsoft will also be involved with this development of a new Military Network Protocol that will be a military replacement for TCP/IP.

  261. Garret October 16, 2009 9:21 pm

    It is so sad to read about how this 5-year-old San Diego girl died of the swine flu without having any flu symptoms.

  262. Garret October 16, 2009 9:21 pm

    iRobot demonstrated their shape-shifting robot blog that can roll around and change shapes and squeeze through tiny cracks in walls

  263. Garret October 16, 2009 9:22 pm

    It is really sad that a typo (dropping a period) took down the Internet for Sweden–all websites went down and all e-mail stopped working. All 900,000 .se domain names were affected by this typo.

  264. Garret October 16, 2009 9:22 pm

    Louisiana judge refuses to issue marriage licenses to interracial couples–though he says that he’s not a racist and knows he is breaking the law.

  265. Garret October 16, 2009 9:23 pm

    Free play links pau.

  266. Garret October 16, 2009 9:23 pm

    Esme posted this amazing video of a baby that survived after falling under a train. A gust of wind swept the stroller onto the train track the split second before the train got there…I cannot imagine how that mother felt when she must have thought her baby was dead.

  267. bstunna2002 October 16, 2009 9:39 pm

    Aloha Pomai,


  268. Addahknowsports© October 16, 2009 9:42 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    I wish we could change the font size like the old blog so I could make a really big HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONNIE! (since I can’t do fancy stuff like brew) Hope you had a wonderful day.

    October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 am
    Thanks to everyone who has donated so far for the Susan G Komen walk. I have surpassed the $3,000 mark.

    Does this mean that you will take off the last eighth of an inch of hair? If you feel stubble it’s too long. See you tomorrow Curly.

    Wishing a good safe trip to the d1s.

    Good night Tsaikoland. Pleasant dreams.

  269. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 16, 2009 9:46 pm

    Me too- shoulders are killin me and I gotta hit the hay.

    Sweet Warrior Dreams- GAME DAY TOMORROW!!!

  270. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 10:01 pm

    thanks for the infor LizK.

    wish us luck. i think we’ve been cheated by Mercantila. it won’t be the first time Mercantila Inc. has been accused of fraud. the trouble was, when i looked up da schwinn bike on google the number they gave made it seem like it was a Schwinn dealer and the number went to Mercantila. not having heard the name before, i thought it was a good name, and my friendgot his bike from Oregon and Mercantila’s office was in Oregon.

    but I promise you that tomorrow I’ll spend some time on this problem and see if i can’t shake things loose if it isn’t already here. we shall see.

    good nite.

    Go Warriors. beat da spuds!

  271. bighilofan2 October 16, 2009 10:11 pm

    tomorrow is when da D line coach becomes a man. stops da pussyfooting and puts two tanks in da center of the line and keeps changing da speedy ends so they make plays in the back fields.

    most of all, I’m waiting for the D Linemen to make something happen.

    Go Warriors.

  272. Cindy cee October 16, 2009 10:15 pm

    Happy Birthday to Ronnie!!

  273. whitey October 16, 2009 10:35 pm

    bhf2, went the schwinn website to look at the various exercise bikes and they do have a lot of models. i don’t know what the hangup is, but you could be right about getting taken. if you got to do future purchases like this, suggest using Amex card cause if a company is giving you the run around, call Amex and file your complaint and they will resolve it or will not pay the company.

  274. whitey October 16, 2009 10:36 pm

    going brake and get some rest cause tomorrow going be long day with the Warriors in the morning and Wahines in the evening.

  275. Jason October 16, 2009 10:51 pm

    You mean that wasn’t “Ferd” I saw at the ʻAiea-Moanalua game? And to think, I almost went to say Hi … 😛

  276. Slugger October 16, 2009 10:51 pm

    #253 ~ ST gave a great interview without providing too much information to the competition. Bloggers should be as cautious.

    Good night all!

  277. protector October 16, 2009 10:57 pm

    chopsueyboy on # 195-196

    I share your frustration that O-Line play is not up to expectations (heck, on both sides of the line for that matter). It really seemed we had enough depth to make up for any contingency. I was wrong; the injuries threw a significant monkey-wrench into the works. Let’s hope the back-ups step-up & a few guys heal-up. It’s not too late to shift gears, but I know fans will appreciate it if it happens sooner rather than later.

  278. Stephen Tsai October 17, 2009 12:21 am

    Re: Filters.
    The problem started when Gannett, our parent company, installed a new spam filter. The first few days, no outside mail was coming through. They think they might have solved the problem.
    If you’re viewing the blog from a business, that might cause problems. Then again, everybody views the Internet at work.
    If trouble persists, e-mail Scott Morifuji.

  279. SteveM October 17, 2009 12:23 am

    Good morning ST!
    … late night or up early?

  280. Diogenes October 17, 2009 12:27 am


    IDA (can there be anyone fine-a) 6

  281. SteveM October 17, 2009 12:28 am

    ….never mind. I think either answer is trouble… 🙂

    Good night! (Hawaii Standard Time)

  282. Derikola October 17, 2009 2:05 am

    Спасибо за статью, всегда рад почитать вас!

  283. haka October 17, 2009 4:00 am

    dittohead on LMFAO…


  284. d1島 October 17, 2009 4:13 am

    Great Morning All!

    Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Ronnie! (1st I was too early, then I missed it… 🙁 )

  285. d1島 October 17, 2009 4:17 am

    Whew! Busy day yesterday.

    Catching up with #2 son and making delivery of a “ton” of goodies for him.

    Wasn’t able to even get online until this morning.

    Good to hear there was some spirit in practice on the road…hope it translates into a win today ’cause…


    GO WILDCATS x 2!

  286. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 4:21 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Game Day today.

    Go Warriors!

  287. Kekoa (iPhone) October 17, 2009 4:29 am

    Good game day morning Tsaiko villagers!

    Sharpening the ole Machete for Stretch. We don’t want any nicks or cuts while making bollo head! A little spit shine on top, and Stretch’s head will be as smooth as a new born baby’s okole!

  288. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 4:38 am


    rememba da reason why you wen inspire us to put $$ on yo head. 😆

    actually, two very good reasons. 😀

    now, be a man and take our shearing like a man. :mrgreen:
    think of the reasons for your decision. :mrgreen:

    discipline, grasshoppa, discipline.


  289. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 4:54 am

    Good luck, Coach McMackin!

    motivate da Warriors. kick some butt!!!

    motivate our Warriors to make something happen, make the play!
    and if one ain’t making it happen, no forget get samoa Warriors, wanting da chances for make da play, make something happen. use em. get sum good ones standing around, waiting dare turn. all puffing aside, da bottom line for me is dis: coaches, make something happen today.

    Go Warriors!

  290. Kekoa (iPhone) October 17, 2009 4:57 am

    Shoots!…Wen spill blue ink ova everyting! Hmmm…Blue Mohawk might add some color…

  291. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 4:58 am

    sports news last nite, recognizing dat Idaho got a good team.
    dat wuz not wat i wanted to here. made me feel

    👿 👿

    i wuz hoping to hear :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  292. Kekoa (iPhone) October 17, 2009 5:03 am

    Vandalize da Vandals…(make ’em turn <aBlue with envy!)

    Go Warriors!
    Go D-1’s Wildcats! (X-2)

  293. mo808 October 17, 2009 5:05 am

    #254 Hi Liz! (Sorry, I feel asleep with my I-phone again!)

    Good Morning Tsaiko’s! A win today will mean redemption for our Warriors and denial for the Vandals! I love being the underdog!! Go Team Go!!

  294. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:05 am

    Good morning Kekoa.

    da scalp idea sounds great! 😀

    but no like scare Stretch away. bumbye he gonna make like a chicken.


    you no him, he making like brahd boobeez already, hemming and hawing, 2 size 2 small, back peddaling, feeling his bust head is unda attack! :mrgreen:.

    enjoyh da day my friend. its for a good cause.

    I’d fly to Honolulu fo da odda bolohead. gotta wait fo da announcment, plan da stuffs for next weekend’s T Gate. 😀

  295. protector October 17, 2009 5:06 am

    Can’t wait for the game! I love them moving Lolotai back to the middle.
    Blaze belongs on the outside! Just hope Hansen is more relaxed in this game. Go Warriors!!

  296. Kekoa (iPhone) October 17, 2009 5:11 am

    Alex D punching holes in da dome..
    Blaze plugging holes in da line.
    ST ‘plunging’ the toilet in his hotel room…
    Priceless moments in Idaho.

  297. Da Punchbowl Kid October 17, 2009 5:13 am

    Game Day!!! GO WARRIORS!!! JUST WIN BABY!!!

  298. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:15 am

    da first time I saw ST and all da pretties around him,

    i just knew he was smart

    and now a confirmed plungah!

    life don’t get betta dan dis.


  299. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:17 am

    so ST

    what did da smart peeps have for breakfast this am?

  300. Kekoa (iPhone) October 17, 2009 5:18 am

    Bhf2 ~ After all is said and done today. The true winners are all the folks who contributed to this Cancer drive, and the others we’ve had this past year.

    Mahalo to Stretch for offering the extra incentive!

  301. βρεω808 October 17, 2009 5:23 am


    ~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Go WARRIORS!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~

  302. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:25 am

    no inflate his head, kekoa.

    gonna get mo for chop. 😀

  303. βρεω808 October 17, 2009 5:26 am

    ~~•~~~~•~~W A H I N E V O L L E Y B A L L!!! ~~•~~~~•~~

  304. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:27 am

    good morning βρεω808:. 😀

    where are you, exactly?

  305. βρεω808 October 17, 2009 5:30 am

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  306. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:32 am




  307. βρεω808 October 17, 2009 5:35 am


  308. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:36 am

    the first step on the path of enlightenment

    is …. copy…. :mrgreen:

  309. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:37 am

    wat? you feeling stalked? 😀


  310. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:38 am

    bwaaahhaaaaahaaaa :mrgreen:

    boy, its ruff waitin fo kickoff. 😀

  311. Garret October 17, 2009 5:41 am

    Idaho’s 5 players from Hawaii have the extra motivation that UH didn’t want them. UH cannot take all the recruits in Hawaii due to scholarship limitations, so I’m glad that they are having success elsewhere…though I’d be happier if they were 5-2 after the game.

    Idaho linebackers JoJo Dickson and Robert Siavii have a lot in common. At the top of that list is a chip on their shoulders.

    Dickson and Siavii (pronounced See-uh-vee-ee) are Hawaii natives who had to come to the mainland to fulfill their wishes of playing college football. The Vandals’ starters are looking forward to Saturday’s home game against their hometown Warriors.

    An Idaho win would make the Vandals bowl eligible and give five Hawaii natives on the roster some bragging rights. Running back/kick returner Kama Bailey, reserve linebacker Conrad Scheidt and reserve defensive lineman Isaiah Lavea are the other Hawaii natives.

    “They kind of overlooked us coming out of high school and we both ended up over here,” Dickson said. “That’s the home team where everyone from Hawaii wants to play.”

    Neither Dickson nor Siavii received scholarship offers from the Warriors, which turned out to be good news for Idaho.

  312. Garret October 17, 2009 5:43 am

    Idaho only plays 2 LBs in their nickel defense (which they will use for pretty much the whole game against UH) and both Hawaii guys are the LBs in their nickel D. So, they will be on the field the whole game today.

    Dickson, a junior, ranks second on the team with 33 tackles and shares the team lead with two interceptions. Siavii, a sophomore, is fifth in tackles with 28 and also has three quarterback hits, two pass breakups and a forced fumble.

    “Robert plays 100 mph and just plays at a different speed than a lot of guys,” linebackers coach Rob Christoff said. “JoJo has the most experience and understands the defense as well or better than anyone on our team.”

  313. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:44 am


    you gotta be in da game frum befo da game!
    No futzin around. akkin like you neva sleep holiday inn express.

    an no foget to tell da playerz, make da play! sumtimez send 2 defenders at one guy, and one of dem M U S T make da play!

    Go Warriors!!!

  314. bighilofan2 October 17, 2009 5:53 am


    i no i shouldn’t shoot da messenger, but I’m tempted to shoot anything.

    your posts just reminded me of two bad memories! 👿

    Last year, it was Bulla’s boy motivated to da max!

    now, we gotta deal with Bailey. He’ll be motivated t da max too.

    I’m hoping our Warriors are motivated to the max too.

  315. Bulla October 17, 2009 6:03 am


    aloha my brother, no worries about The Beast 🙂 he is doing very well with Weber State, and the fact is that not everyone can play for UH. Last year Ryan only had 1 college game under his belt before playing UH, and he did pretty good against the Warriors, the film does not lie.

    Student athletes who go away to pursue the sport they love, RELISH the opportunity to play against UH, and YES it does motivate them…….just to validate that they can still play the game at a higher level.

    The Beast was blessed with being awarded Big Sky Conference Defensive player of the week for his 3 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss last week against Eastern Washington University.

    Go Warriors
    Go Wildcats (x2)

  316. kymrykauai October 17, 2009 6:07 am

    Go warriors!!!!

  317. d1島 October 17, 2009 6:13 am

    Getting ready to head out to Maxwell Field for the game.

    Unfortunately kickoff will be about the same time as the UH game so we won’t be able to watch. 🙁

    GO WILDCATS x 2!

  318. Bulla October 17, 2009 6:15 am

    is it cold over there? go have a blast!

  319. Bulla October 17, 2009 6:16 am

    oh yeah


    I forgot, I am so fired………….Rumors has it that we might see some Tsaikos later tonight……………bwaaaahhhhhhh

  320. wafan October 17, 2009 6:39 am

    Great Saturday morning to all!

  321. Bulla October 17, 2009 7:16 am


    how you doing bro? chilly up there?

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  323. people October 19, 2009 3:59 am

    Огромное человеческое спасбо!

  324. Феномен October 19, 2009 8:00 am

    Статья написана по всем правилам и критериям за, что автору ставлю 5+!

  325. Строитель October 19, 2009 10:42 am

    “Всё гуд”

  326. Einhell October 19, 2009 2:15 pm

    По правде говоря, сначала не очень то до конца понял, но перечитав второй раз дошло – спасибо!

  327. Абонент October 19, 2009 4:45 pm

    Читаешь это и думаешь….как заработь от 5% в день

  328. Хроник October 19, 2009 6:39 pm

    Ничего себе подборочка!!!!!!! Великолепно!

  329. Дэвид October 19, 2009 8:55 pm

    Благодарю ! Статья интересная.

  330. PitBull October 20, 2009 12:31 am

    Спасибо! а еще посты на эту тему будут?

  331. aghast October 20, 2009 3:49 am

    Портал отличный, буду рекомендовать всем знакомым!

  332. Киберг October 20, 2009 6:12 am

    Благодарю ! Статья интересная.

  333. Малевич October 20, 2009 6:59 am

    очень занимательно было почитать

  334. egalitarian October 20, 2009 8:02 am

    Классно всё: и картинка ,и информация

  335. grozza October 20, 2009 9:05 am

    Спасибо автору блога за предоставленную информацию.

  336. VitoSoft October 20, 2009 10:21 am

    а в каком это городе,какой стране??очень креативненько!!!!!)))))

  337. Flight October 20, 2009 12:26 pm

    Доброй Ночи. Только что по ОРТ показывали сериал 12. Каковы ваши ощущения ?

  338. Voxtel October 20, 2009 3:37 pm

    Ой, благодарю.

  339. Fujitsu October 20, 2009 5:43 pm

    пытаемся читать между строк..

  340. Яков October 20, 2009 7:53 pm

    “Очень познавательно”

  341. Светлана October 20, 2009 10:46 pm

    попробуем понять между строк..

  342. Эйн Геди October 21, 2009 2:05 am

    “Очень познавательно. Спасибо.”

  343. Макаров October 21, 2009 4:47 am

    неужели? поразительно.

  344. Book October 21, 2009 6:59 am

    “Работай с умом, а не до ночи”

  345. Paralogy October 21, 2009 9:43 am

    Нужная инфа.

  346. Митя Фомин October 21, 2009 1:35 pm

    пытаемся читать между строк..

  347. evroremont October 21, 2009 4:14 pm

    да,но это еще и не все…

  348. Flight October 21, 2009 7:30 pm

    мда… это тебе не рио дежанейро… круто…кстати когда постишь инфу пиши первоисточник

  349. Diageo October 21, 2009 9:26 pm

    да, вот и у нас начались увольнения.. говорят, что после нового года еще круче будет

  350. Футболист October 22, 2009 8:50 am

    супер оригинально

  351. Интвей October 22, 2009 9:46 am

    где-то я уже такое видел…

  352. saltov October 22, 2009 10:51 am

    “Добавил в закладки”

  353. Engine October 22, 2009 12:16 pm

    Вот решил вам немного помочь и послал этот пост в социальные закладки. Очень надеюсь ваш рейтинг возрастет.

  354. Coppermine October 22, 2009 1:36 pm

    да,но это еще и не все… надеюсь будет ещё

  355. Интвей October 22, 2009 9:40 pm

    Пост в закладки

  356. forsage October 23, 2009 9:51 am

    “утро началось с замечательной статьи, спасибо!”

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    kibby wind power…

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