Turkey tales

Nice practice today. I would use the word “animated” but Jim Donovan told me I use that to describe every Thursday practice.

Anyway, Bryant Moniz was passing well, so he should be good to go. Jovonte Taylor had a nice kickoff return for a touchdown. And the Warriors worked on their new defensive scheme.

During the kick return drill, Brian Blumberg was about to attempt a kickoff. But the coaches wanted Scott Enos to make the kick. So they yelled for Blumberg to get out of there. Naturally, his teammates gave him grief, always yelling: “Get out of there, Blumberg!” And when he was summoned for a field-goal attempt, they yelled: “Are you sure you’re supposed to be in there, Blumberg?”

Later, linebacker Blaze Soares said to announce that it’s defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea’s birthday in the blog. I said, OK. Turns out it’s not Rocky’s real birthday. Blaze explains that Rocky’s, uh, high butt gives the appearance of a turkey tail. Nice.

OK, it was an animated practice.

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A student manager demonstrates her gobble-gobble dance:


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Despite the heavy downpour, Navy practiced for about 90 minutes at Aloha Stadium yesterday. (The Midshipmen have practices scheduled there tonight and tomorrow.) It’s good to know that we have an all-weather military.

It also was good to see head coach Ken Niumatalolo and Ivin Jasper back in the islands. Jasper overcame a tough background — “I had a lot of  great support,” he said — and it’s cool to see that play-callers Jasper and UH’s Nick Rolovich are UH graduates.






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This is how much fun the triple-option can be:


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How rainy was it last night? Kanoa Leahey, soaked to what became a disco-era shirt, mistook Princess Leila for a cameraman named “Kenny.” And your blog host, proving that bachi lives, took his umbrella and headed for the dugout … where he hydrofoiled down the steps. Back is sore, but the head is fine, thus avoiding a fourth concussion and another game-time decision. Darren Hernandez, who was sitting in the dugout, did say: “You OK?”

Here’s Kanoa:


Here’s Princess “Kenny”



  1. d1島 November 26, 2009 5:14 am


    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. d1島 November 26, 2009 5:15 am

    Care to divulge any classified info from the Naval maneuvers?

  3. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 5:17 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    howzit. are you going Tgate Sat?

  4. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 5:19 am

    wow. an all weather Navy.

    these guys came to play! good. all the better.

  5. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 5:21 am

    Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

  6. d1島 November 26, 2009 5:24 am

    Howzit bhf2!

    Yep, look forward to seeing you at the Cabana. 🙂

  7. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 5:36 am

    I hope they let me through.

  8. duffer November 26, 2009 5:41 am

    A SAFE THANKSGIVING to all the TSAI-KOS out there!!!!!

  9. BigWave966744 November 26, 2009 5:43 am

    Thank You Stephen for your great insight.
    Eat Up!!!

  10. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 5:45 am

    Hey, you need to turn your radio down when you’re on the radio.

  11. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 5:50 am


    you gonna watch practice today? hows our guys looking?
    enthusiastic? excitement in the air?

  12. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 5:52 am


    howzit. your thoughts on the keys of this game for our D to smother their running game?

  13. Hilo Moon November 26, 2009 5:55 am


    Also, to Coach Niumatalolo and Coach Jaspar, a special welcome back to the land of Aloha and the land of the Rainbows. Thank you for being great representatives of UH football.

  14. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 5:56 am

    I think one of our posters mentioned something about Navy having a power game. Not so. It’s a finesse offense. When you don’t get the biggest or fastest guys, you go to a counter offense. UH won’t get blown off the line. The Warriors might get tripped. Key is to play assignment football, DON’T pass rush (it creates gaps) and make tackles.

  15. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 5:59 am

    tell da #2 good luck versus Mary Hardins this Sat. 😀
    yank da Minnie Pearl necklaces offa doze Crusaders. 😆

    Go Wildcats.

  16. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 6:00 am

    thanks ST

    you think Aranda thinking the same thing?

  17. Loa November 26, 2009 6:03 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Gang!

  18. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 6:04 am

    do you think Tuika is all pumped up to splash uncle’s team?

    Hilo moon,

    howzit. i feel like you. Ken and Ivin are great representatives of UH and Hawaii. but as in life timing is everything, and this ain’t the time to be talking nice about them like that! 😀 you should be telling dem projectin condolences and bereavements, pitty pitty, like dat. 😆

  19. 808ike November 26, 2009 6:07 am


  20. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 6:10 am

    gonna take my bannah back to Aloha Stadium, see if CIA and TSA have infiltrated stadium security, tryin fo take away da home field edge samoa. 😆 the stadium gonna be pretty near full. gonna have lots of peeps to watch Sailor Blue anguish. 😆

  21. d1島 November 26, 2009 6:12 am

    Ouch! Get some lomilomi on your back Stephen.

  22. d1島 November 26, 2009 6:14 am

    Thanks bhf2.

    Talked to #2 last night. He got dinged up last week so going be sitting this one out. Really hoping for a win on Sat. as we are planning to go back up next week.

  23. 808ike November 26, 2009 6:14 am

    Good morning BHF2,

    Thought security at Aloha Stadium had your banner.

  24. d1島 November 26, 2009 6:23 am

    Thanks for the reminder Stephen.

    That sure was a “nice little team” 😉

    ….didn’t the QB play all season with injured ribs? Hmmmm…..

  25. Cheyah! November 26, 2009 6:51 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    Go Warriors!

  26. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 7:01 am

    nope. they used my bannah as a pretense fo come down an hassle me. 😆 like TSA going through my bannah at the airport, wondering if get any hidden messages wit da signatures. 😆

    boy o boy, love watchin da rrreruns of UH BYU, and da Holiday Bowl.
    Wags sure gave us good memories. loved rewatchin Ivin Jasper from back in the day. wat a way to start Thanksgiving. my weekend gonna be complete Sat. nite.

    its on da coaches. each gotta do his job. enthusiasm. positive attitude. focus. Mr. Moniz. 4 Advils game time. 😀 but if you no can, das alright. Mr. Austin, step up! and Misters Medeiros, Taylor, Salas, Pilares, plenny sticky glue. 😀

  27. wafan November 26, 2009 7:13 am

    Thanks for the videos, Mr. Tsai!

    Come on Warriors learn your history and repeat it!!!

  28. Kekoa November 26, 2009 7:16 am

    Omigod!…the blog host nearly suffered a season ending injury!

    ST ~ It’s time for a Tsaiko personal injury attorney to step in and file some papers. The Stadium Authority needs to address some safety issues involved with that slip and fall.

    Have a safe Thanksgiving Day everyone! If you are driving, make sure you have a car!

  29. djmitcho November 26, 2009 7:22 am

    Good Morning All! Happy Thanksgiving to the Tsaiko Ohana!

  30. Slugger November 26, 2009 7:23 am

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Practices for UH are closed, BHF2. No can. But I will be having dinner with a view of the stadium through a telescope. Might be able to see what’s going on if Navy is practicing while I’m at my cousin’s. haha

    ST ~ Be careful out there! 🙂

  31. Kekoa November 26, 2009 7:27 am

    djmitcho ~ Will your PNW Turkey thaw out in time for dinner? If so, have a good one!

  32. Kekoa November 26, 2009 7:37 am

    ST ~ What time is the Navy team practicing today, and or tomorrow? Also, is it still open to the public?

    Never too late to start the Tsaikological warfare campaign.

    BEAT Navy!

    “Whole bunch…to…a little bit!”

  33. will-i-am November 26, 2009 7:37 am

    Loved the footage. It would be great if that whole game was re-telecast before our last game of the season for UH’s anniversary.

    Hope you back isn’t hurting this morning. Nothing like a good chiropractor though.

  34. wafan November 26, 2009 7:45 am

    I hope the Highlands Elementary School ‘imu fundraiser was a success. They sold out 1000 tickets. That sure is a lot of turkeys!

  35. Pomai November 26, 2009 7:45 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! Canoe U is going down just like the turkey today, stuffed, tied up and roasted.


  36. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 7:47 am

    ouch ouch ouch.

    those falls can be too tough!

  37. koakane™ November 26, 2009 8:01 am

    good morning tsaiko country and warrior fans

    happy gobble gobble day 😀 to your family and kin from the koakane hale. enjoy the 5 “f’s” today with whomever you’re with. may today be a good one, play nice now.

    for those with favorite special teams challenging each other. when game now no habutting so long afta 🙁 bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yea talking to the vierra camp


  38. Slugger November 26, 2009 8:01 am

    ST ~

    Thanks for the highlight film of the Holiday Bowl. I still don’t know what the triple option looks like, though. 🙁

  39. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:01 am

    Coach Mack. you can do it, you know you can. journalists don’t make you a lesser coach. neither does trying to placate your staff.

    suck it up, and…

    You go, Coach!

  40. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:03 am

    the triple option is da jab jab jab, right or left short body slams and da right or left roundhouse. sheesh.


  41. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:05 am

    I’m starting to get a good feeling about this game. our coaches mus be pretty salty by now, ready fo punch some bodies.

    you guys can take da heat offa me, talk nicey nice, make like USO, candy cane ladies, yada yada. 😆


  42. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:06 am

    Ken, Ivin

    got only 1 word for you two: BACHI!


  43. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:09 am

    gots to rest up for Sat. have a nice turkey monring.

    esme woosh.

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid November 26, 2009 8:14 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Happy Gobble Gobble Y’all!

    I remember sitting in TGIF on Ward and watching that Game back in ’92. Good memories!

  45. chopsueyboy November 26, 2009 8:24 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Tsaikos!
    I’m thankful for Warrior Football,
    win or lose, they’re still our team.

  46. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 26, 2009 8:32 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    ST- Injured Reserve???

    It’s wet in Waimea but the Thanksgiving Imu is unloaded and people are going “mmmmm” all over da wessai!

  47. mctruck November 26, 2009 8:43 am

    gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble……Translation: top fifty; happyTG, stay safe, and happyBD to anyone born today.

    I double my TG pleasure by feasting on turkey and fixins the day before and the day-off…..and I’m not complaining one bit!!!

  48. postmanke November 26, 2009 8:43 am

    I have watched a handful of Navy games this year. Believe me, there will be “pancakes” served by the Navy offense. =) and it wont be the tripping variety.

    Call it what you want, but when it looks like smash mouth, sounds like smash mouth… =) …you better show up and play smash mouth! – which i believe is the best counter against Da Option.

    Power is not necessarily how big in football, but how you can leverage your lower center of gravity. You dont need to be big to have power. lowering your center of gravity = powerful hits, powerful blocks, etc.. Navy know’s leverage.. Watch Ram Vela OLB for Navy (prob the smallest LB in D1) and see what leveraging your lower center of gravity can do. So it may seem like the ball movement is countering but that powerful block will knock you on your okele. – no matter how big you are..

    Great video from the past! Nice to see a packed Aloha Stadium watching a “boring” offense and winning! All the more reason to bring this offense back to Hawaii. And whom ever said the Triple Option doesn’t produce NFL prospects, last time I checked Jason Elam was still playing in the NFL. =)

  49. Byggdaddyjayz November 26, 2009 8:49 am

    love the 1992 highlight video…again, how would this team look with white helmets with the white bottoms for home games?

  50. postmanke November 26, 2009 8:54 am

    I wonder how good Fresno State would be if they ever adopt the Triple Optoin? …Scary good

  51. βρεω808 November 26, 2009 9:03 am


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  52. Kazz November 26, 2009 9:04 am


    November 26th, 2009 at 8:54 am
    I wonder how good Fresno State would be if they ever adopt the Triple Optoin? …Scary good

    At the same time I wonder how good would the Fresno State women’s volleyball team be if they could back up the trash they talk about the #3 team in all the land??? 😆

  53. RedZone November 26, 2009 9:06 am

    posmanke made a good point. Kelly McGill wasn’t big but he was one of my favorites at right tackle. Watch that Holiday video and you will see UHs oline blowing Illinois off the line of scrimmage near the goal line. I have seen this years Navy team play and their oline is explosive and if you are not ready they will knock you backwards.

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  55. al November 26, 2009 9:11 am

    happy thanksgiving all!

    lots to be thankful for.

    (off to tackle a 30 lb big birdie)

  56. Kazz November 26, 2009 9:14 am

    Things a UH fan should be thankful for this year so far:

    -Bearing witness to one of the greatest moments in UH athletic history on October 17, 2009… Dave Shoji’s 1000th Win!!!

    -Sweeping UCLA and Stanford in women’s volleyball.

    -Green tops and white bottoms on the football team again!!! :mrgreen:

    -Charlie Wade and Jonas Umlauft.

    -Dana Takahara-Dias and Shawna-Lei Kuehu.

    -Concession prices ON CAMPUS remain at their lowered prices from last year considering the current economy.

    -A football team that is showing hope of finishing the season strong!!!

    and MOST importantly:


    Without them, the everyday “bog” that can be life would consume a lot of us and drive us into insanity.

  57. Kazz November 26, 2009 9:17 am


    November 26th, 2009 at 8:49 am
    love the 1992 highlight video…again, how would this team look with white helmets with the white bottoms for home games?

    I’ve seen an all-white helmet with the tapa stripe down the middle and the tapa “H” on both sides and it looks nice, nothing spectacular.

    Still personally love the dark DARK green current helmets though.

  58. Kazz November 26, 2009 9:21 am


    C’mon now… Jason Elam would have been playing in the NFL REGARDLESS of what offense we would of ran back in da day!

    We get your point bruddah!!! :mrgreen:

    Hmmm… Well, maybe Elam wouldn’t have had to been called upon so many times if we threw the ball a little more back then yeah?

    Just speculation!!! 😉

  59. Just Saying November 26, 2009 9:21 am

    UnderArmour unis suck.

    I’d take the Nike’s back anyday.

    Not to mention the Nike shoes are waaayyy better. Zoom Vapors baby.

  60. postmanke November 26, 2009 9:24 am


    sooo thankful for the senior citizen community fan base for UH. Without them, i think they there might have been only 300 fans at last nights Wahine VB match. =)

    It was another impressive turnout for yet another UH road game.

  61. FloridaTed November 26, 2009 9:26 am

    HAPPY THANKS GIVING !!! Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    I hope all of you have plenty to be thankful for, as for myself I can barely count the blessings, as most of you know, and very little has anything to do with money.

    I’m very grateful for my wife and children and especially the many terrific friends on this blog, who saw me through the valley of fear, only to come out stronger at the other end.

    Have a wonderful day, everybody, I’m looking forward to my daughter and grandchildren.

  62. Kazz November 26, 2009 9:28 am

    Things a UH fan should be thankful for this year so far (PART II):

    -We’re not FSU women’s volleyball fans, or other WAC women’s volleyball fans in general… 😆

    -We don’t physically assault our student athletes regardless of how “irate” we can get after a loss!

    -We don’t pay over $75.00 for an individual game ticket for a football team that has all the resources to be in the national title picture, but falls short… AGAIN. 😆

  63. Kazz November 26, 2009 9:31 am


    College kids NO MORE MONEY FO TRAVEL!!! 😆

    But yeah, how was it? Were you there last night? It really did seem like a smaller version of our home crowds, but still LOUD!!! The ESPNU coverage cut off after Coach Shoji and Kanani were interviewed as you can tell they couldn’t wait to get volleyball off the air… 🙄

    On TV our Wahine seemed happy, not too excited, but happy.. 😎

  64. Kazz November 26, 2009 9:33 am

    Hmmm… Even if only had 300 UH fans at the WAC volleyball tourney, that would STILL either equal or surpass the traveling fans for any of the other WAC teams.

    I think…

  65. chawan_cut November 26, 2009 9:39 am

    Happy T-day Today To all The Tsaikos and everyone else out There!

  66. Kekoa November 26, 2009 9:42 am

    Like it or not, Da Run ‘n Shootz is the Warrior offense. When the people in charge decide to change to something else, I’ll continue to support what they decide.

    They have incorporated a little bit of run option into the offense already. Check the stats, notice how many run/pass plays per game. Looking fairly balanced huh? Now look at the run/passing yards…same thing.

    It’s nice to speculate on running what.ever, a bit more, but the fact remains – the base offense is still, the run and shoot.

    IMHO ~ We just need to finish in the end zone a lot more often instead of stalling out inside the RZ.

    Go Warriors!
    Beat Navy!

  67. jm2375 November 26, 2009 9:55 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Tsai-kos!! Hope everyone has a great day with all the great fuuud.

    Too bad the fb games today suck. Why is it always the pussycats and the cowgirls? and the fraiders? puhleeeeze…

    Kazz – the WAC will lose *lots* of money having tournaments at a neutral site. I vote for having it every year at the SSC. Doubt that’ll ever happen. Coach Sealy mentioned that the schools don’t get reimbursed for their travel to the tournament. Perhaps Hawaiian Air and the hotel industry could step it up. Shouldn’t cost too much – 25 people max for each team?

  68. cavewarrior November 26, 2009 10:07 am

    How ’bout this d-line scheme..using the $-defense, but align 1 yard back from scrimmage ..on the snap, jump to avoid cut block, then attack.
    May be…May be NOT 🙂

    GO Warriors!!!

  69. madeinhawaii November 26, 2009 10:10 am


    I think we need the deep pass threat. We still don’t have that part of the game. Without that, it’s hard to really spread out the field and open up the game. Two or three TDs from around the 50 yard line would help us out a lot.

  70. wafan November 26, 2009 10:14 am

    70! Turkey is cooked!!!

  71. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 26, 2009 10:15 am

    The players should never cease to strive for the stars.

  72. Slugger November 26, 2009 10:24 am


    Enjoy! I didn’t have to cook, so I gave 4 turkeys to the Foodbank.


  73. d1島 November 26, 2009 10:28 am

    Animated practices are good. Not too excited, not too loose.

    Hope the players have a Happy Thanksgiving, especially those who are away from home for the first time. 🙂

  74. Bulla November 26, 2009 10:30 am

    happy thanksgiving everyone from Williamsburg, VA,

    hope UH can pull it off, execute execute execute…..


    ‘The Beast’ has gotten full clearance and is ready to show these ‘east coast boyz’ a thing or two. the last time he was this jacked up was before the eastern washington game (his career best), sometimes sitting on the sidelines when you’re injured can REALLY motivate some……haha

  75. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 10:32 am

    By the way, the1992 game was in Jack Murphy Stadium.
    Jack Murphy being … a sportswriter.
    Oh, the good ol’ days.
    Best thing about that stadium? Hand warmers under the reporters’ desks.

  76. d1島 November 26, 2009 10:34 am

    Howzit Bulla and Mrs. Bulla!

    Weather.com shows 62 degrees and sunny over there….Nice!

    Great news about the Beast!

    #2 son got dinged up last week so will be spectatin’ this week 🙁

    GO WILDCATS X 2!!!

  77. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 10:34 am

    The players are in meetings, as we speak.
    That’s why UH served them the traditional Thanksgiving breakfast of eggs, bacon, Spam, sausage, fruit ….
    Oh, wait, don’t they have that every morning?

  78. d1島 November 26, 2009 10:35 am

    Hand warmers under the reporters’ desks.

    Hand check! 😯

  79. d1島 November 26, 2009 10:36 am

    …nice to have a training table.

    #2 son got vouchers to use in town 🙄

  80. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 10:36 am

    Double numbers are a bear.
    Poor Geordon Hanohano. He keeps getting credited for Austin Hansen’s penalties.

  81. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 10:37 am

    How’s this for team work:
    Victor Clore was not placed on scholarship, as hoped. So Tua Mahaley paid for Clore’s meal plan this semester.

  82. SteveM November 26, 2009 10:37 am

    Good morning…and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

  83. Bulla November 26, 2009 10:39 am

    all is good, left HNL at 130 pm and arrived in VA at 10:30 EST (5:30 HST), lovely stops in LA and O’Hare…..see what happens when you purchase tickets less than 48 hours before? haha

    nice town, nice area….can’t wait for saturday

  84. d1島 November 26, 2009 10:40 am

    Last season reverse happened to #2 son…talk about playing large. They credited the other player with two of his tackles; I guess they thought he looked 6-2, 265! 😆

  85. postmanke November 26, 2009 10:42 am


    Turnout was great for being at a neutral site. I really dont think Vegas is much of a “neutral” site for UH teams. I was talking to some die hard fans, they liked the over all tourney turnout in LV than Reno. It was about as loud as it can be for a one sided match. =)

  86. d1島 November 26, 2009 10:43 am


    I was chkg out some flight scenarios to VA as well. Seems like the only way to get there from here is via 2 stops somewhere on a minimum of an 11 hour odyssey….

    Hoping maybe we have a reason to head over to Salem in a few weeks!

  87. Old School Dave November 26, 2009 10:44 am

    Re: #48 postmanke & #53 Red Zone: Good points about leverage and explosiveness on the offensive line with the Navy option (a mirror of UH teams from 87-94). You dont’ need offensive linemen of the 6.5 300 pounds variety with the Triple Option. UH, when, Paul Johnson was here, had great success with lineman like Amosa Amosa, Lene Amosa, Shawn Ching, Mitch Kaaialii, Doug Vaioleti, and others who were around 6.0 – 6.2 and 270-280 lbs range. These guys could move well and be effective blockers in that offensive scheme.

  88. d1島 November 26, 2009 10:45 am


    Lucky you! get to go watch the tourney. The UH fans sounded pretty loud during the last set.

  89. madeinhawaii November 26, 2009 10:45 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  90. d1島 November 26, 2009 10:49 am

    30 for 30 on Muhammad Ali on ESPN now.

  91. d1島 November 26, 2009 10:53 am

    …actually it’s on Holmes-Ali. No like watch.

  92. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 10:58 am

    When I was a kid, I met Ali, in 1970. I still have his autograph, which is my second-most treasured autograph. Yvonne Craig is No. 1.

  93. Kekoa (iPhone) November 26, 2009 11:03 am

    Da Beast is in da East!

    Way to represent Bulla clan!

    Go Warriors!
    Go ‘Cats!

  94. chawan_cut November 26, 2009 11:04 am

    next to my elway, colt, davone, & rgm’s autographs, my next favorite is tiffani amber thiessen….

  95. SteveM November 26, 2009 11:16 am

    Wow…had my second-ever Tsai-ko related dream last night. The first was a couple years ago when Peaches was jabbing my ribs to wake me up from really loud snoring (for real). I kept telling her it was not my fault…Da Punchbowl Kid had to fix the (snoring) HTML code… 😕

    Last night’s dream had a time stamp of Oct. 22 and ST was asking me about birthday party arrangement possibilities for himself. He said his birthday was just on October 19 (in the dream) and he wanted us to have a volleyball game for a party activity at his house. I pointed out his house may not be a good place for a volleyball game and many people. So we were considering asking the A-House’s to use their place when I woke up… 😆

    Seriously…is there some significance to October 19?

  96. postmanke November 26, 2009 11:22 am

    I met Ali as a kid too. was 12 or 13 yrs old. I will never forget it.. It was in Stockton, CA – on summer basketball camp break from Hawaii. He was staying at the Holiday Inn – (nicest place at the time in Stockton) we walked up to the bodyguards standing guard in front of his room. shaking, asked if we could take a picture with Ali. one of the guards opened the door and asked Ali – and there he was, lying on the bed with 4 gorgeous scantly clad females. He stood up, invited me in the room did a few “fight poses” with me while my cousin shot a role of film in about 5 seconds. It was awesome – he was the greatest!

  97. d1島 November 26, 2009 11:35 am

    Looks like there could have been lots of “disco shirts” last night.

  98. d1島 November 26, 2009 11:36 am

    Too bad the WB doesn’t have anyone who can give local weather updates from the stadium area anymore. 🙄

  99. postmanke November 26, 2009 11:40 am

    Cant wait to see Mac’s new defensive scheme!

  100. d1島 November 26, 2009 11:45 am


    From no one in a 3-pt stance to all 11? 😆

  101. wafan November 26, 2009 11:46 am


    That turkey lunch with all the trimmings was goooood!
    Now for a nap and then get ready for dinner!

  102. wafan November 26, 2009 11:47 am

    Shucks. Should not have typed the sentence.

    Oh well.

  103. postmanke November 26, 2009 11:47 am

    Thats it D1! Plug em up!

  104. postmanke November 26, 2009 11:49 am

    wafan – you’ll get another shot at # 200!

  105. d1島 November 26, 2009 11:51 am


    Can’t quite figgah out why you bloggin’ and not downstairs in the casino??? 🙂

  106. d1島 November 26, 2009 11:54 am


    I think you got a good plan.


  107. postmanke November 26, 2009 11:57 am


    I live in vegas. the only places i go in the casino is the poker rooms and the sports books other than that i dont play. =)

    too early in the season to play the home dogs in NCAAB so just the poker rooms now.. =)

  108. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 12:02 pm

    I think too many poker players watch too much ESPN.
    The hoodie. The iPod. The Christina Aguilera sunglasses.
    If you’re going to pose, do it at a no-limit table.

  109. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 12:04 pm

    Nobody brags about a golf score.
    Nobody brags about Vegas winnings. It’s always, I lost my arse in Vegas.
    But everybody claims to win in poker, because there’s a feeling that it’s a skill, and nobody wants to admit he’s a lousy poker player.
    It’s like MMA. Nobody has a losing record.

  110. postmanke November 26, 2009 12:06 pm

    ST, you been watching Big Boy Kekaula at the tables? LOL

  111. madeinhawaii November 26, 2009 12:09 pm


    Ah! That explains the “Christina Aguilera sunglasses”comment. 😉

  112. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 12:12 pm

    I was just wondering what happened to good ol’ poker face.
    By the way, I don’t play poker. I’m lousy at it.

  113. postmanke November 26, 2009 12:14 pm

    I would claim my big screen TV, carpeting in my house along with a set of Callaway clubs + $1800 cash in 3 yr old daughters coffee can due to playing poker last year in small $1-2 no limits tables mostly having fun against tourist.

    You dont win all the time.. but if you got the time you can win vs the tourist..

    hint – the Monte Carlo is a very touristy poker room. =)

  114. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 12:14 pm

    I do OK in blackjack, but to me, it’s like baseball.
    Always gotta go by the book.
    And every time I double down, I never get a picture card, So I only double if I have an ace, and the dealer is showing a 4, 5 or 6.
    I also have my no-bust policy. So if the dealer is showing a picture card, and I have a 14, 15 or 16, I don’t take a card. Live to fight another day. That was Wilton’s philosophy on why it is better to float serve than serve it into the net .

  115. postmanke November 26, 2009 12:17 pm

    I’m not a good poker player but i am better than any tourist that seem to play in a hurry… I hate playing in the local casinos – those 70 year old granny’s got game!

  116. postmanke November 26, 2009 12:19 pm

    Yep… keep it in play!

  117. BG November 26, 2009 12:27 pm

    The very best of wishes for a HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all the bloggers.

    Amidst the turkey and trimmings, special thoughts go out to the Tsaikos who have met and overcome great adversity this year…Florida Ted…Pomai…Curveball…Hawaiianbod…to name a few. Thank you for sharing your strength and courage with us! Blessings are all around us, if we just take the time to see. Peace for all.

  118. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 26, 2009 12:27 pm

    A quick aside: If there are people here on this blog who would like to see leglized gambling in Hawai`i, it will definitely be on the table during the 2011 Legislature. Think the civil unions, Mufi’sTrain, and teachers’ furloughs got nasty? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

    Does anyone have any idea how much gambling on sporting events goes on here in Hawai`i? Over the Internet? Has there ever been a gambling scandal here where points were shaved or coaches/players got caught spending their spare change on the outcome of any game in any sport?

  119. BG November 26, 2009 12:28 pm

    Bulla…great news on the Beast…he will represent!

    D1…sorry to hear about #2 son! May he heal soon!

  120. RedZone November 26, 2009 12:30 pm

    What ever happened to that wahine pool player? I think they call her the black widow. I think I could have beaten her in my prime.

    but then again she could have taken my shirt, pants, bvds…………..

  121. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 26, 2009 12:31 pm

    First of all Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

    Eat, enjoy, shop (tomorrow), spend time w/ family and all that good stuff.

    Beautiful piece written about Tim Tebow. He really is Florida’s “Colt Brennan.” The man is a spectacular person both on and off the field.

  122. vballfan1 November 26, 2009 12:33 pm

    Hi Stephen any idea how the UH warrior volleyball scrimmages against Stanford went??

  123. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 12:34 pm

    nice to know you all got game in Las Vegas, but really

    I wanna no, are our coaches ready or not?

  124. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 12:37 pm

    tim tebow,

    if you saw me coming atyu wit a knife in da sensitive spot,

    you’d be talking nice about me too. You’d go frum looking like dis 😀

    to looking like dis. :mrgreen:

  125. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 12:39 pm

    I’m wondering how da kids who looked like dis :mrgreen: are looking like now, one season after the clipper came to town? 😆

  126. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 12:41 pm

    Tebow is awesum! if Navy saw him coming, and knowing his rep in the PI last season, they’d all be going 😯 no way! 😀

  127. postmanke November 26, 2009 12:41 pm

    umm, yeah gambling over the internet. I help start / consult a upstart little sports book in the Dominican Republic in 1996 and 97. We had 16 operators answering phones. that was a tiny operation. I walked into sportsbooks in the DR running out of + 10,000 sq ft homes with 100-200 operators. I would say there were about 20 of those sports books just in the DR and that was in 1996 right when placing a bet on the computer was coming about. I would bet the action is over a few hundred fold what vegas takes in.

    Online gaming is massive, most of the action was taken from Hawaii in the book we were at. – kinda intentional tho.. lol

  128. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 12:43 pm

    c’mon Mack. show me some 😯

    I WILL NOT ACCEPT MEDIOCRE. I don’t care if your teammates are from home. NO WAY MEDIOCRE! remember that, please!

  129. Ralph November 26, 2009 12:48 pm

    the black widow-Jennifer Lee, I saw her on tv this season, played, also did roles in being the analyst.

  130. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 26, 2009 12:53 pm

    Whoops! 2011 = 2010

  131. Stephen Tsai November 26, 2009 12:54 pm

    Stacy Kaneshiro is a big Black Widow fan.
    He got her autograph when she was down here.

  132. RedZone November 26, 2009 1:02 pm

    Ralph I had to go check and it is Jeanette not Jennifer.


  133. d1島 November 26, 2009 1:04 pm


    I just got up from my nap…when will Da Ray-duhz offense do the same?

  134. d1島 November 26, 2009 1:10 pm


    So what’s in the box?

  135. d1島 November 26, 2009 1:10 pm


    Shoulda asked earlier…


  136. RedZone November 26, 2009 1:13 pm

    d1 how you do that?

  137. d1島 November 26, 2009 1:13 pm

    …not to put the “Hagi” on you, Stephen but the doppler looks pretty clear for practice this afternoon.

  138. d1島 November 26, 2009 1:14 pm


    More important question is, How can I do that next time I go LV? 😆

  139. d1島 November 26, 2009 1:16 pm

    ….so no “laying down” on the job at the stadium today, eh?

  140. RedZone November 26, 2009 1:20 pm

    I could swear that Dallas ran the go route a little while ago.

  141. d1島 November 26, 2009 1:22 pm


    Romo was thinking the same thing when he got back in the huddle 😆

  142. RedZone November 26, 2009 1:25 pm

    Raider qb in panic mode throwing ball up for grabs.

  143. d1島 November 26, 2009 1:28 pm


    Are you watching recordings of Raider games from the past 4 seasons?

  144. RedZone November 26, 2009 1:31 pm

    Nah I am just watching today’s game wondering what Colt would’ve done?

  145. al November 26, 2009 1:55 pm

    so the big bird is in the oven stuffed with maui onion, lemon, apple, whole bunch of garlic, and other veggies. scrounged around to find a baking pan for a 30 lber.

  146. al November 26, 2009 2:00 pm

    about autographs….when i was a youngster wilt the stilt chamberlain was playing for the harlem globetrotters at the civic. i ran down court before the game and asked mr. chamberlain for his autograph. he told me my to fly away birdie in his most grouchiest growl.

    25 years later he walks in to my club expecting first class treatment, cut in front of the waiting line, comp drinks and all.

    he says, “do you know who i am?”.

    i says, “yah, when i was kid i asked for your autograph and you told be to go fly a kite.”

    so he left.

  147. al November 26, 2009 2:03 pm

    well that was my most treasured autograph that i never got.

    the most treasured though was greg maddux at the busch stadium pregame before the cards/braves series opener.

  148. Kazz November 26, 2009 2:11 pm


    To save a HORRIBLE football Thanksgiving thus far, NCAA FOOTBALL IS HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!!!

  149. postmanke November 26, 2009 2:19 pm

    Speaking of animated, I wonder if Kenny would ever come up with a quadruple option attack? The Quad!

  150. Kazz November 26, 2009 2:37 pm


    A “QUAD” attack?

    Already happening bro!!!

    That offensive blocking scheme has been known to attack and possibly cause injuries below the quad muscles!!!


    I keeeed!!! I keeed!!! Hehehehehehehehe 😎

  151. postmanke November 26, 2009 2:44 pm

    LOL well thank goodness we have a new scheme to combat that!

  152. postmanke November 26, 2009 2:44 pm

    good one Kazz

  153. Kazz November 26, 2009 2:46 pm


    The University of Hawaii Warriors are 35-18 since 2005.

    The University of Hawaii Warriors are in the WAC…


    In a stat posted about some teams that have had better winning records than Charlie Weis at Notre Dame since 2005, they saw fit to select and mention on TELEVISION another WAC team that has a lower winning percentage than 35-18 in NEVADA….

    WE TODD DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙄

  154. postmanke November 26, 2009 2:50 pm

    I am wondering if Mac is aware by watching the tapes that Navy O line move, sway in unison slightly before the ball is snapped. hoping the ref’s are alerted to this as it is hard to tell that it is a false start when they all move together…

  155. Kazz November 26, 2009 2:52 pm


    Talk about wishful thinking!!!


  156. madeinhawaii November 26, 2009 3:16 pm


    If indeed they do sway in motion before each snap and are prohibited from doing so, that could upset their entire rhythm… hmmm.. Hmmmm.. HMMM…

    OR, if the Warriors could time the snap from that sway they could hit the line before Navy could initiate their chop block. Hmmmm.. Hmmm. HMMMM…

  157. Kazz November 26, 2009 3:26 pm

    Hmmmmmm hmmmmm….

    On ESPN they just showed a bunch of Texans cheering around a LARGE fire… ***AHEM***

    Hmmmm… Hmmmmm… 😯

    It’s 2009 and some things never change I guess… 🙁

  158. postmanke November 26, 2009 3:29 pm


    this could at least alert the D which way the plays is going… I’m sure they have scout this..

  159. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 26, 2009 4:09 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!



  160. Kazz November 26, 2009 4:34 pm


    Now I tried an online crystal ball.

    When I asked if UH will beat Navy this Satuday, the answer was:

    “it is the most probable thing”.


  161. Kazz November 26, 2009 4:38 pm

    More online crystal ball predictions:

    I got a second one:

    Your Question:

    Will the University of Hawaii Warrior football team defeat the Midshipmen of Navy on Saturday November 28, 2009?

    The Great Crystal Ball Has Answered:

    If you really think so, then it shall be.

  162. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 4:57 pm

    Yaaaa Kazzzzzzzz

    my free online fortune teller crystal ball musta got fired and day got a new one. yours sounz much more intellagent. 😆

  163. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 4:58 pm

    i no can move. da turkey, au gratin potatoes, most excellent stuffing, cab savignon, cheesed broccoli stay all fighting for space in da midriffs.


  164. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 4:59 pm

    da BOG ZZZZZZZZ is coming…. 😀

  165. madeinhawaii November 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    Kazz,… BH2… I decided to bite and searched online for a crystal ball fortune telling site. I asked…”Will the UH Warriors beat Navy on Saturday?” ..
    It replied….

    (following a 15 second commercial break)

    Expect great things!

  166. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 26, 2009 5:24 pm

    Texas Band…..BEST HATS IN THE NATION!!!!!!!!

    HOOK ‘EM!!!

  167. Kazz November 26, 2009 5:28 pm


    November 26th, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    Texas Band…..BEST HATS IN THE NATION!!!!!!!!

    WORST band outfits in the nation! 😎

  168. Kazz November 26, 2009 5:30 pm


    Blueberry cheesecake or the classic “pumpkin crunch” for dessert???


    4th and 16 inside the 35… To go for it or to kick it?

    I think the dessert question is HARDER. 😎

    (Ok ok… enough with that already. I PROMISE!!! )

  169. Kazz November 26, 2009 5:34 pm

    RE: Online fortune tellers/crystal balls.

    Oh crap…

    For fun I asked “if the sun will rise tomorrow”.. the dang thing said “don’t count on it”.

    I expect civil defense sirens to go off and a clear explaination from Guy Hagi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  170. wafan November 26, 2009 7:04 pm

    Whew! The turkey is not the only thing that was stuffed today.

    Suffered a severe bout of turkey paralysis, too. Dang.

  171. wafan November 26, 2009 7:05 pm

    See you on Black/Aloha Friday!!!


  172. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:03 pm


    ask a stoopid question, get a stooopid answer. 😆


  173. Slugger November 26, 2009 8:08 pm

    Half the lights on at Aloha Stadium about 7 pm tonight, but couldn’t see into the stadium. Very windy up Kaonohi Dr.

    Hope y’all had a great turkey feast w/ friends & family.

  174. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:10 pm

    i’m sure hoping coach Rolo pllanning play calling to work off Moniz’ strengths from the get go.

    hoping the D all show up, including the extras. hope the coaches keep da guys fresh.

    in the end, our guys gotta get the girls, live happily ever after for the next game! :mrgreen:

  175. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:30 pm

    boy o boy, getting ready for the good good feelings Saturday.

    gonna be mano a mano. gotta bring our best, dats all.

  176. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:31 pm

    boy, if i know the Tsaikos, everybody stay around da plate chowing down. :mrgreen:

  177. bighilofan2 November 26, 2009 8:33 pm

    I want to wish all my Tsaikos friends peace, joy and good feelings towards your friends, your family and for yourselves.

  178. Slugger November 26, 2009 8:35 pm

    Eh, BHF2, we ate early… now I’m preparing for tomorrow’s dinner…tomorrow I’ll prepare for Saturday’s tailgate…tis the season for fuud…

  179. Slugger November 26, 2009 9:10 pm

    The Spam-a-lots are adding to the posting totals, but real trash.

    Everyone at dinner tonight wants a Win…GO WARRIORS!!!

  180. koakane iphone November 26, 2009 9:24 pm

    Good evening so what’s going on? Eating break now

  181. wafan November 26, 2009 9:30 pm

    Ugh. Too many naps today. Hope everyone had a great day of food, fun, and family!!!

    Shoot, if i were a real shopper I would get dressed and head out for the midnight deals. But, I am not so I will not. Going when the sun is supposed to be out will be better because there will be fewer crazy people out there.

    Sure hope no Walmart employee gets hurt this year!

  182. wafan November 26, 2009 9:32 pm

    Terrible munchies right now. Off to dig around.

  183. koakane iphone November 26, 2009 9:32 pm

    Just polished off a big hot bowl of wor gau ghee to keep the cold winds from freezing me

  184. chawan_cut November 26, 2009 9:38 pm

    what box? the band box?
    thats what the directors stand on while in the stands. i think they store the megaphone and music and other misc. stuff in it.

  185. wafan November 26, 2009 9:53 pm

    The pix of the “Rainbow Marching Band” box must be an older one? Or was the box found deep in the bowels of the stadium (North Endzone tunnel).

  186. wafan November 26, 2009 9:55 pm

    Must be a feeding frenzy at the some stores right about 10 minutes ago. I choose to watch it on the news tomorrow. HA!

  187. wafan November 26, 2009 9:55 pm


  188. wafan November 26, 2009 9:56 pm

    Funny how a lot of electronic prices have not come down.

  189. wafan November 26, 2009 9:57 pm

    Anyone still looking for a DVDR/VCR? It will be on sale tomorrow at Target (I think).

  190. wafan November 26, 2009 9:57 pm

    Of course, you might want to check Costco, too.

  191. wafan November 26, 2009 9:59 pm

    Any Tsai-kos heading out later tonight?

  192. wafan November 26, 2009 9:59 pm


  193. wafan November 26, 2009 10:00 pm

    When Navy practiced in the stadium who paid for the utilities? State? Navy?

  194. wafan November 26, 2009 10:02 pm

    The problem of slippery stairs at the stadium has always been. At one point they painted traction paint (with embedded sand) on the stairways.

  195. wafan November 26, 2009 10:03 pm

    Apparently, the stairs are still slippery. Great. A case just waiting to happen. Especially with all the paper on the walkways.

  196. wafan November 26, 2009 10:03 pm

    Almost there!

  197. wafan November 26, 2009 10:04 pm



  198. wafan November 26, 2009 10:05 pm

    Okay, happy dreams of dancing turkeys and gravy covered mashed potatoes to all!

  199. wafan November 26, 2009 10:05 pm

    Okay, happy dreams of dancing turkeys and gravy covered mashed potatoes to all!

  200. Slugger November 26, 2009 10:05 pm

    Hi, wafan!

  201. wafan November 26, 2009 10:06 pm

    Cool. A double!

  202. wafan November 26, 2009 10:07 pm

    Hi, Slugger!

    How was your celebration?

  203. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 26, 2009 10:09 pm


    no no, BEST EVER in the Nation!!!! BEST team in the top 25 too!!! WOOT!

    HOOK ‘EM!!!


  204. wafan November 26, 2009 10:11 pm

    Glad you took some turkeys to the food bank. Earlier in the week I went to Safeway (turkeys were on sale for $5 each) with $50. At the check-out the manager asked what I was planning with ten birds (no tax on uncooked foods). When he found out they were going to the food bank he donated another ten birds right there with the stipulation I had to take all 20 to the food bank!

    What the heck! Of course, all 20 were delivered within 20 minutes.

    Helps with the manager was one of my students a bunch of years ago.

  205. RedZone November 26, 2009 10:14 pm

    I see a lot of black friday online shopping deals.

  206. Slugger November 26, 2009 10:20 pm


    Had Thanksgiving dinner with my cousin, her family & my Mom. They are WVB season ticket holders. Tomorrow is dinner with my Mom & all of my brothers & sisters & their kids, except for my sis in SJ. So, it’s turkey dinner all over again! And then T-Gate on Sat. Making salad so I can eat healthy!

  207. Garret November 26, 2009 10:26 pm

    Dan Hawkins will be Colorado’s coach when the Warriors go to Boulder next year…because Colorado apparently couldn’t come up with the $3.1 million they needed to buy him out.

    What does University of Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn have to say to doubters and detractors who contend he’s sticking with football coach Dan Hawkins only because he couldn’t come up with the $3.1 million buyout and the millions more it would take to replace him?

    Twelve seconds of silence.

    “Yeah,” Bohn responds when asked if he’s still there. “I’m thinking about what I want to say.”

    Another 18 seconds of silence.

    “Our financial, uh … Can you ask me the question again so I can get a little excited?

  208. Garret November 26, 2009 10:28 pm

    Recruiting trivia: Arizona has more football players from Hawaii than from Phoenix.

    The Wildcats, in part because of coach Mike Stoops’ focus on Texas and California, have only 10 Arizonans — with three from the Phoenix valley. The Wildcats have more players from Hawaii than from Phoenix.
    In 1999, by contrast, the UA had 32 Arizonans on its roster.

  209. Slugger November 26, 2009 10:32 pm


    Mahalo for taking turkeys to your foodbank. I’ve been doing that for years. The foodbank here said that some people donate gift certificates for Thanksgiving dinners at some of the hotels. That’s a good donation to give to people who don’t have a full kitchen to cook in.

  210. Garret November 26, 2009 10:40 pm

    I am thankful for the 3-game winning streak the Warriors are on…as things could have really been different on the blog and elsewhere if things had gone differently.

    I am thankful that the Warriors have the momentum from their winning streak to give them a positive push for the Navy game.

    I am thankful to have been able to see the Warriors win on Saturday. I am even more thankful that I got to watch the game with brew808 and lakesidegt and that I got to see many other Tsaikos before and/or after the game.

    I am thankful to have made the 8+ hour drive back to San Diego today, though we were on pace to make it back in 6.5 hours until there were *5* accidents in Orange County between Mission Viejo and San Clemente. People were driving crazily trying to make it to their Thanksgiving gatherings and I kept having to dodge cars.

    I am thankful for my Mom’s pan lau lau…but wish that my Dad hadn’t told me that they were having pan lau lau in New Jersey today with my sister’s family and my sister’s best friend’s family.

    I am thankful for the wonderful Thanksgiving dinner that our friend Louise (one of Lori’s best friends from Castle High) made for us. I am even more thankful that Louise taught Lori how to make awesome pickled mango and mango here is just 3 for $1 when on sale.

    I am thankful to have a wife like Lori and for my two wonderful girls.

  211. Palolo November 26, 2009 10:58 pm

    I am thankful for blogers like Garret, Kazz, etc… that make my day. I look forward to reading all your comments everyday. If I miss a day of the Tsaiko’s I feel I really missed out on life.

  212. ai-eee-soos November 26, 2009 11:10 pm

    Beat Navy ? – here’s how.

    Give the players a 72-hour pass to “hit the beach” –

    Waikiki Beach.

    They can also “hit” Korea moku.

    Maybe they won’t remember that there’s a game on Sat nite.

    What a thought.

  213. Kazz November 26, 2009 11:23 pm

    Band “box”.


    I think they’re still using that one… The “rainbow UH” still lives.

    -There’s that one gray stool I still see on the sidelines at the Stan Sheriff Center.

    -Last year I remember seeing the UH rainbow logo on the men and women locker room labels at the Stan Sheriff Center.

    -There’s the athletic complex directory sign on the first level with the UH rainbow logo.

  214. Kazz November 26, 2009 11:33 pm

    Just dug up my NCAA Football 2009.

    Still had my season saved to go up against Navy… 😎

    Final (on Heisman-level difficulty):

    #1 UH 41
    #9 Navy 6

    Box Score:
    UH 1stqtr- 7, 2ndqtr 10, 3rdqtr 14, 4thqtr 10
    Navy 1stqtr- 0, 2ndqtr 0, 3rdqtr 6 (blocked PAT), 4thqtr 0

    Navy = 75 yards passing and 168 rushing.
    UH = 401 yards passing and 77 rushing.

    Used a base 5-2 quite a bit along with the 46-bear defense. The CPU-control Navy Midshipmen really didn’t try to spread out the field. They got some big 3rd down conversions. I just simply threw in a nickel 4-2-5 to put and end to this and it led to many-a-sack.. 😆

    On D, I usually control the DE’s anyway, and off the snap once you shed your initial block, the backfield is yours for the taking. Got three QB sacks and 4 tackles for loss.

    Funny, I don’t think the game is set up to include cut-blocks. 😯


    I go to the 2015 BCS National Championship Game against TEXAS now… I’ll let you know the results… 😎

  215. Kazz November 26, 2009 11:42 pm


    Work tomorrow… Long day too… 🙁

    And I have to say it again,

    On this Thanksgiving,

    I’d like to thank all the wonderful young men and women that represent the University of Hawai’i in the field of collegiate athletic competition.

    Without them, I don’t know what the heck people like me and many here would do… SERIOUSLY.

    They provide us with many reasons to cheer and to cry and punch the walls sometimes, but ultimately, they provide us with memories and more reasons to be PROUD of being from Hawaii.

  216. Slugger November 26, 2009 11:50 pm

    I am thankful for Chawan_cut & his news posts!

    I am also thankful to have a bed to sleep in.

    Good night! You guys are priceless!


  217. royvic November 26, 2009 11:59 pm

    T’was the night before the big Navy game

    And for Coach Mack and his wife the butterflies came

    Not the ones that have beautiful spots

    But the ones that were making their stomach into knots

    The night went slowly by and sleep was partly denied

    But the misses remained up and stayed at his side

    She saw the twisting and turning of his emotion

    And could feel the half opened eyes speaking of devotion

    Naturally to her, she knew of the hopes of a bowl bid

    And, too, felt the words of hatred during the team’s skid

    So as the night wears on, frames of plays fills his mind

    Countering the fullback dive he has a defense to find

    Respecting the three phases of the option he knows

    Disguising the defense’s plays is the way he goes

    The misses silently looks on with a tear in her eye

    And a divine look out into the dawning sky

    Like others have mentioned, mostly going on their hunches, I also have a good feeling of Hawaii’s chances against Navy. I think the safeties have to be a disruption and cause a lot of havoc and spy the QB’s options. I see RJ peaking in his play. And wish that Paipai would start.

  218. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 27, 2009 12:13 am

    The winds are blowing hard and the rain is pounding heavily here in Kailua.

    As usual on Thanksgiving, we went to a potluck coordinated by our church. Unfortunately, shortly after starting to eat, the elderly woman sitting across from me who is in the mid-cycle of Alzheimer’s got sick. In order not to join the Ralphing Brigade, I got up and walked around outside for about 15 minutes until the mess got cleared up. By then, I’d lost my appetite so I ate a couple of pumpkin cookes and drank some coffee for this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner.

    Wonder where the Wahine will play next? Hope it will be in a location where there are some UH supporters nearby? Anyone from here going to attend the next two rounds between December 3 & 6?

    Wonder what the Weather Gods are going to come up with on Saturday night. Well, at least the two teams won’t have to wear snow gear. I still remember watching (on tv) a game in Denver years ago when the snow was so deep that while the teams were at one end of the field, groundskeepers were clearing off the other end. Still, there were a number of guy fans who were bare from their waists to their necks with their chests painted in the team’s colors. Talk about devotion to the cause. Most of them wore ski masks – not sure if it was to hide their faces or protect them from the wind.

    Hope that all is well with everyone. BIG QUESTION – will the flags’ placement on Saturday be corrected?

  219. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! November 27, 2009 12:18 am

    NN and SWD!!!

    Happy Happy, everyone!

  220. Stephen Tsai November 27, 2009 12:29 am

    No. 154
    No, UH doesn’t watch any videos.
    It doesn’t do any homework.
    It just waits for a poster to make suggestions and — doink! — it learns from that.

  221. postmanke November 27, 2009 7:00 am

    it wouldnt suprise me, it really wouldnt.. there aint too many D1 coaches that would tune into a blog.. Somehow i get a feeling this one does…

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