Liz Chun back?

Word on the boulevard is Liz Chun will be back as host of the Coach Mack Show.

She had served as the show’s host the past two years in addition to her job as sports director of what was KGMB-9 News. But she resigned earlier this year citing personal reasons. 

Plans are in motion for Chun to return to the coach’s show. The past two years, Chun and a camera operator attended every road game. This time, according to early reports, the show will involve limited travel. 

Also, according to those in the know, Hawaii News Now will essentially have one full-time employee in the sports department. Mike Cherry will be the sports anchor Sunday through Thursday. On Cherry’s off days, Duane Shimogawa will be the sports anchor.

* * * * * 

And on a related note … Brett Favre is retiring?

Uh, sure. 

Among the people who have retired and un-retired in their careers — George Foreman, Jay-Z, Joaquin Phoenix, Amanda Bynes, Mouse Davis …

* * * * * 

In what will be a symbolic move, today is the first day first-year Warriors will report to training camp. They will undergo medical examinations and an orientation session. 

Thing is, most of the first-year players have been on campus for more than a month, thanks to the “bridge” term this summer. UH offered a six-week term that runs through the start of training camp. That enabled freshman recruits to get acclimated to college life while earning up to six credits. The bridge term included daily study hall for the players. 

* * * * *

Warrior Beat readers have been invited to participate in Saturdays Manoa Makeover, a cleanup and repair project on the UH-Manoa’s Lower Campus. 

Duties will include landscaping, shedding, power-washing and painting. 

Volunteers are asked to meet at 7:30 a.m. at the UH athletic complex. There will be a meeting at 7:45 a.m. Work will be from 8 a.m. to noon, followed by a barbecue lunch featuring steak, chicken and refreshments. 

If you’re interesting, call Sis at 956-7350. 

Or just show up.

* * * * * 

Avis has selected LizKauai as winner of something that resembles a UH football media guide. 


OK, I”m making deliveries today. I have information for everyone but Garret. Where would you like it sent? To you? To your parents? If it’s to you, email your address at stsai@staradvertiser.



  1. SteveM August 3, 2010 12:19 am


  2. SteveM August 3, 2010 12:22 am

    Wow. Just updated the home page to include the Bobbie Omoto volunteer info from ST’s last comment and returned here. 🙂

    Congrats to Liz Chun. Someone familiar again!

  3. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 12:27 am

    Thanks for the update, SteveM.

    But it looks like Sis Finau will be the coordinator.

    I guess that makes Bobbie the spokeswoman.

  4. SteveM August 3, 2010 12:34 am

    OK, back to photo editing and the web page addendum of my Alaska cruise… specifically the Norwegian Pearl. Got 40 shots of the ship and two of the scenery so far. Almost done. 👿

  5. SteveM August 3, 2010 12:36 am

    ” Sis Finau will be the coordinator.”

    …OK, one more update. Give me 5 minutes. 🙂

  6. al August 3, 2010 12:52 am

    liz chun eh.

    limited travel budget. who’s duane shimogawa?

  7. al August 3, 2010 12:53 am

    colt would go.

    colt would throw.

    just give him a shot.

  8. SteveM August 3, 2010 1:05 am

    I have Pavlovian conditioning….

    I see Al post and I think of fuud.

    BTW, Cruiser’s Call (lunch meeting) on Thursday, August 12.

    Genji Maru at 8 bells. Private compartment unless we overflow.

    Now, back to the ship pix… gotta abbreviate a buffet that is a long as a football field. Wonder if jm2375 noticed that her first time through…? 🙂

  9. roygbivs August 3, 2010 1:31 am

    Liz is back… Hooray!!

  10. Sabaman August 3, 2010 2:16 am

    congrats to liz chun back with uh warriors football i luv that she is the best sports anchor

  11. A-joe August 3, 2010 2:48 am

    gmorning nite owls.

  12. RainbowCliff August 3, 2010 2:58 am

    #298 Ralph from yesterday post: Mahalo for the info of supporting Hawaii women’s athletics as I am “BUILDING” a large support group for the fall season in Los Angeles !

    I meet with Rich2176 this Thursday for lunch as I plan with him on how we can get HOLLYWOOD celebrities on board as RICH is “primetime” to the STARS and has MAJOR

    connections to American Idol, Fox sports and every golf tournament west of Mississippi

    as putting us both together is a “MAJOR FORCE” !

    In October I am having our 14th annual golf classic for the Wooten Center with over 100 So Cal golfers participating with some awesome ladies with BIG KALA that I know on a first name bases as they are true believers in “Title IX” as what is needed for this to WORK is a brochure created from you folks with thumb nail pictures and all detail info inscribed with tax write off information as LA prime timers don’t have time to go “on line” maybe later BUT to get them interested you need instant information as Angelinos here are fast quick people as you got to have ready marketing skills and deliver the “GAB” as I can do that with the BEST of them !

    USTA I play ALL over Los Angeles and my membership to Magic’s 24 hour fitness is filled with

    “BIG MONEY” professionals who love to work out and stay in shape as many I train personally on weight lifting and extensions !

    So Ralph, IF we can get that brochure rolling and in my hands asap I will be more then happy to help you good folks of Tsaiko Nation as I didn’t mention my LA Hawaii Chapter members, USC and UCLA alumnus tennis buddies as well as Keala & Pepe who is “GREAT GRANDSON” to Jack Daniels Whisky in which Don Weir is staying with them personally in their beautiful loft overseeing Manhattan Beach / South Bay !

    I got the “HAWAII FEVER” folks as they call me here “The Big Kahuna Kilipo” as I am confident I can “DELIVER” the goods with Los Angeles being the second largest city in the United States and has over 35 million people living here and you know what “I KNOW ALL OF THEM” give and take a few ! (smile)

    Have a GREAT morning as I am off to run my day camp and will catch you good folks later !

    Chow, Chow !

  13. LizKauai (iPad) August 3, 2010 3:30 am

    Yea for Liz Chun!

    Yea for Avis! Mahalo, ST!

    Catfight woke me up. Now I’m itchy and need to go back to sleep. Argh.

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  14. Michigan Warrior August 3, 2010 3:37 am

    Gratz, Lizkauai!

    Good to see the summer bridge sessions are having such a positive effect on our student athletes. Question, though… is it only available to football players, or to any student athletes?

    I’m with Al, and most everyone else here… Give Colt a chance! Wonder where he will end up now? What if he ends up (eventually) throwing to former dread-heads? No matters… just give him a shot, anywherez!

    Funny how even prior to the draft, when he went into those NFL QB competitions, he’d outdo most everyone, with the exception of distance throwing, and yet they still overlook that and his overall leadership style. So, they’d rather have someone who can throw the bomb, but not someone half as accurate as Colt? That blows my mind!

    Hope you guys take pictures of not only the Manoa Makeover, but the BBQ after!!! Wish we could be there!!!

  15. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2010 4:05 am

    Liz Chun



    …back to sleep walking Zzzzzz

  16. RHS78 August 3, 2010 4:41 am

    Congrats to Liz, I knew her family and remember when she was a little runt. I will be good to hear her sexy voice again. What ever happen to Leila Wai?

  17. NYUH August 3, 2010 4:53 am

    Brett Favre to retire. Colt opportunity? Can’t believe he threw 497 TD passes.

  18. NYUH August 3, 2010 5:03 am

    Citing a source familiar with the situation, the Palm Beach Post is reporting that wide receiver Thearon Collier is not expected to play for the Hurricanes this season. Collier and head coach Randy Shannon reportedly met Monday morning, presumably to discuss the future — or, apparently, the lack thereof — the receiver has at the school.

  19. Garret August 3, 2010 5:16 am

    Hawaii News Now going to just 1 full-time employee in the sports department…wow, another sign of cutbacks in sports coverage.

  20. tommymohama August 3, 2010 5:39 am

    if liz is back….i’m back to watching…whoo hoo

  21. Annoddah Dave August 3, 2010 5:45 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    While Liz Chun may not know all sports, her work effort is very noticeable. She put in quality preparation and got better and better. This is what the Warriors need. It is not the “flash” on a couple of occasions, rather, the progressive improvement on a solid foundation that will make a winner!

    Go Warriors!

  22. CoolEthan August 3, 2010 6:00 am

    Liz, why were you fighting a cat?

  23. Hank August 3, 2010 6:24 am

    Liz Chun…she was the best in my eyes when she left…i’ll be watching:>

  24. Bigislandkurt August 3, 2010 6:31 am

    An A Joe sighting…..


  25. Rasu Begasu August 3, 2010 6:36 am

    Colt is gone, but the ‘skins are still my team

    If only we could cut the owner……

  26. Rasu Begasu August 3, 2010 6:38 am


    I may be there for a week in Sept

    Kinda bummed, no home games while i’m there

  27. jm2375 August 3, 2010 6:52 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos! Still jet-lagged…

    Rasu – #26 I’m with you 808% (or should I say 202%?)! Especially cutting the owner part… 😈

    Yeah for Liz Chun!

    Congrats to LizK! BTW, they had Cooley jerseys in the Redskins stores and other sporting good stores.

    SteveM – yes, I noticed how large the buffet was. We always woke up so late, we had to eat breakfast up there. Did they have the chocolate buffet night? People were walking around the ship with 4 or 5 plates full of chocolate goodies.

  28. chopsueyboy August 3, 2010 6:56 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Congrats Liz Kauai!

    Good news about Liz Chun…can’t wait for the first show.

  29. chopsueyboy August 3, 2010 7:11 am


    Good Morning! just wondering, would it be practical to download the assignments from your Dell onto a memory stick or external hard drive and then connect to the pc side of the mac?


    do you have a solution to lack of memory on the macbook?

  30. Last Call August 3, 2010 7:11 am

    Poll on the Home Page of the SA

    Do you intend to watch at least one University of Hawaii game on pay-per-view this season?

    Thanks for voting in this poll.

    * A. Yes – 13.17%

    * B. No – 86.83%

  31. A-joe August 3, 2010 7:22 am

    BIK- How you my braddah! I see you small kine ruffling da feathers on the BI making the natives think twice. You da best!

    CoolEthan- If this is THE original CE, man I’ve been dying to have you back on this blog! You’ve been away WAAAAAAAYY too long, my friend! Welcome back, bull!

    ‘Gmorning Tsaikos!

  32. djmitcho August 3, 2010 7:31 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Hope everybody has a good day!

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid August 3, 2010 7:32 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    I second everybody about Liz Chun!

    I second al about Colt!

    I second da Hawaiian about CoolEthan!

  34. Slugger August 3, 2010 7:34 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Congrats, LizKauai!

    Good news to hear that Liz Chun will be hosting the Coach Mack show.

  35. d1島 August 3, 2010 7:39 am

    Great Morning All!

    Congratulations LizKauai!

    Looking forward to more Coach Mack Shows with Liz Chun…she’s so enthusiastic!

  36. Pomai August 3, 2010 7:39 am

    #31, the problem with these polls are they forget to have the right question

    *C. attend in person at the game in the seats yelling my head off.

  37. chawan_cut August 3, 2010 7:40 am



  38. chopsueyboy August 3, 2010 7:41 am

    Last Call

    wondering how many who voted no to ppv,

    it’s because they are going to the game

  39. d1島 August 3, 2010 7:42 am

    Hawaii News Now will essentially have one full-time employee in the sports department.

    but how many “broadcasters” do they have on their morning show?

    C’mon do we really need one guy talking about the weather? Another one the traffic? Another business? and on and on…. 🙄

  40. d1島 August 3, 2010 7:45 am

    On a brighter note…

    Players start reporting TODAY!!! 😀

  41. chopsueyboy August 3, 2010 7:45 am


    especially with the weather always changing

    do we really need a 5 day forecast that’s repeated frequently?

  42. d1島 August 3, 2010 7:52 am


    You need to be ready when that Hi Temp goes from 86 to 87! 😆

  43. Last Call August 3, 2010 7:52 am

    Malika Dudley ,now dat some eye candy.

  44. d1島 August 3, 2010 7:54 am

    Why need da Traffic guy?

    ….it’s Tuesday, it’s 7:30. If you still at home, forget about trying the freeway… 😈

  45. d1島 August 3, 2010 7:56 am

    Rasu Begasu,

    Good to hear. Look forward to seeing you.

  46. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:02 am

    I’m all about nostalgia.

    Keep your Sugar Bowl shirts. Keep your Brennan Redskin jerseys. They’ll be way cool in a few years. Retro never goes out of style.

  47. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:03 am

    Time for Colt’s people to call the Vikings. There’s an opening for a No. 3 QB.

  48. chopsueyboy August 3, 2010 8:10 am

    got lots of Sugar Bowl polos and t-shirts…great memories

    and the poster’s in our shop. We can actually see (without a magnifying glass)

    where we sat in the Superdome. Will those shirts still have any value since I wear

    them frequently?

  49. Kazz August 3, 2010 8:16 am

    WOOO HOOO!!!

    I called UH and signed up for power-washing this Saturday!!!

    SEE YOU ALL THERE RIGHT?!!!!!!!!??????? 😎

  50. Last Call August 3, 2010 8:18 am

    I think it’s time Colt start doing some serious thinking about putting his degree to work.

  51. d1島 August 3, 2010 8:18 am

    Our company had a vendor come by who was trying to unload Sugar Bowl memorabilia about a year ago…no takers then

  52. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:19 am

    “Ron Mexico” has to meet with the commissioner today.

  53. Lux Painter August 3, 2010 8:21 am

    JM2375: #27 Did they have the chocolate buffet night? People were walking around the ship with 4 or 5 plates full of chocolate goodies.

    The ones I’ve been on, those people should have been loading up on carrot sticks!

    Good morning Hawaii!

  54. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:22 am

    I think everybody will get rid of their Sugar Bowl stuff, and then in about 10 years, we’ll all realize: Wow. Can you imagine that UH once played in the Sugar Bowl?

    That’s why somebody is holding on to a lot of Honolulu Advertiser swag. They’re gonna make fine blog prizes in a year.

  55. Kazz August 3, 2010 8:26 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 3rd, 2010 at 8:02 am

    I’m all about nostalgia.

    Keep your Sugar Bowl shirts. Keep your Brennan Redskin jerseys. They’ll be way cool in a few years. Retro never goes out of style.

    I kept every home game ticket and framed them along with the Advertiser front page headlines following the BSU win and the Sugar Bowl invite.

    Plus the #15 jersey I wore to every game that year remains unwashed and hanging on my wall.

    Nostalgia is key!

  56. Last Call August 3, 2010 8:29 am

    Speaking of holding on to things for future value I was channel surfing last night and found this show call Pickers and I can’t tell how mad I am for throwing away my Howdy Doody lunch box. Anything old with Coke on it is also valuable .

  57. roysan16 August 3, 2010 8:30 am

    Today two writers from this paper write an article on Colt Brennan. One paints a picture, like it’s over and the other one paints a picture like Colt Brennan still has a chance. Furthermore the one writer bemoans the fact that it doesn’t appear the Warriors will have an NFL QB any time soon, and references Colt’s being released yesterday as a deep wound for the UH. The other writer writes, basically, that Colt is in rally mode, but is keeping his spirits up and moving forward. This writer references a call to to former Coach Jones in the hope of rallying Colt along…This is a real contrast in articles, in personalities and opinions. I like ST article a 100x better.

  58. chopsueyboy August 3, 2010 8:30 am


    My wife still thinks she got conned into going to the Sugar Bowl.

    Just because I got a commitment from her when we were 4 – 0

    that if we win out, can we go to the bowl game wherever Hawaii goes?

    She figured no problem saying yes, we always find a way to lose somewhere along the way.

    Our travel agent blocked our seats when we were 6 – 0, and as soon as the UW game was final, I confirmed my seats, since he sat just a few rows behind us at Aloha Stadium.

    What a memorable season!

    Ready for new memories to happen before our eyes.

  59. chopsueyboy August 3, 2010 8:32 am


    #15 jersey worn to every game and still not washed?????

  60. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:32 am


    Nostalgia is key.

    The Sugar Bowl season is a once-in-a-lifetime deal.

    What made it special was the team was very good in 2006, gaining recognition — and a high ranking — entering 2007. Then there was the emotion of Colt’s decision to return to UH for his senior year. Then there was the favorable 12-game schedule that included two I-AA opponents and having home games against Boise State and Fresno State. There there were the comeback victories at San Jose State and Nevada. And then the comeback from a 21-point deficit against Washington on national TV.

    So, yeah, keep those Sugar Bowl shirts.

  61. Last Call August 3, 2010 8:33 am

    Ha, still have my Kim and Lily bobblehead dolls.

  62. Last Call August 3, 2010 8:36 am

    When the economy gets better Colt could open a sports type restaurant and bar in Honolulu and call it CB’s

  63. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:40 am

    Maybe I’m crazy — OK, I’m crazy — but I really think if Greg Alexander didn’t suffer such a devastating injury, he might be in an NFL camp today. He has the size, arm and, before the injury, was remarkably elusive.

  64. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 8:40 am


    Why did JJ call CFL teams regarding Colt instead of NFL teams? Does he really think Colt has no chance in the NFL at this time, but maybe later after he has CFL experience, he will?

  65. d1島 August 3, 2010 8:41 am

    Phyting CB’s?

  66. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:42 am

    Last Call:

    Or call is Last Call?

  67. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:45 am


    I think he thinks Colt needs to play.

    If it’s the NFL, great, although he probably would be considered a developmental quarterback this year. In Canada, he has a greater chance to play more immediately. Heck, he should even look into the arena league. I think at this point, it’s not about money. It’s about playing. And like a shark, he needs to keep moving forward.

  68. koakane™ August 3, 2010 8:45 am

    morning tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s

    welcome back to Liz Chun and also to jm#

    sad to hear that colt was released, hopping he is pick up soon

    agreeing with d1 about the weather reports, seems every 2 minutes one is given.

    kazz you closet must have thousand moth balls stashed all ova da place eh kela mea wiffa dude 😆 bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  69. tom mui August 3, 2010 8:46 am

    Saw this on Google’s news – an blog excerpt on the Minnesota Vikings:


    COLT BRENNAN and all the talent, the most accurate QB in the history of football, a gun slinger!


  70. Kazz August 3, 2010 8:48 am


    Those football jerseys are thin and since I had the black home color, no visible signs of dirt. Besides, I wore an undershirt anyway. So not as “nasty” as one would think.

    But yes, I NEVER washed it. Mainly due to superstition.

    “I’m not superstitious, I am a little stitious.” ~ Michael Scott, Regional Manager Dunder Mifflin Scranton Branch

  71. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 8:48 am

    ST, that’s an interesting concept. That didn’t occur to me, but makes sense.

  72. (Jesse) James August 3, 2010 8:48 am

    Good morning all…

    Best wishes to Colt…maybe he will end up with the Saints….??? The NFL team of second chances and cinderella stories….although the Raiders also give second chances to many players…LOL

  73. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:50 am

    The one thing I like about JJ is he tries to help players get jobs. For instance, last year he made a few calls to help get Josh Leonard into an NFL camp.

    When he took the UH job, he said he would run an offense that would help players gain NFL attention. He ran an offense in which linemen pass block all of the time. Sure, it was out of a two-point stance, but pass-blocking is a skill that gets linemen paid.

  74. (Jesse) James August 3, 2010 8:52 am

    Yeah…if it’s the NFL for Colt this year, fine and dandy…and he can be a developmental QB…if not, the CFL or Arena League would at least let him play and #1, keep him from getting rusty and #2 allow him to show the NFL he still got it. Heck, Kurt Warner played in the Arena League until he was picked up by the NFL and won the Super Bowl.

  75. Kazz August 3, 2010 8:54 am

    I always point out that I don’t seek autographs, but only have a few. When Colt was signing stuff for fans in the spring game of 2007, one of my best buds was living in Japan for a year and he’s a HUGE UH fan from back in the day. Anyway, I went to get him some Colt signed things and when you got there the UH Rainbowtique was handing out free white UH hand towels.

    Well I shook Colt’s hand and gave him some stuff to sign, but I placed that towel down on the table away from the other stuff to pick up something I dropped. Next thing I know, Colt signed the towel too.

    It was weird, but I kept that.

  76. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 8:54 am

    I sort of liken to Colt’s situation to what happened to the mergers of TV stations and newspapers in the past year. There are a lot of good journalists out there. If they keep working at their craft, there’s a greater chance of being picked up at a TV station or newspaper in the future. If Colt has to go the Crash Davis route, so be it. But if he wants to keep the dream alive, he needs to keep playing. Chad Owens is going that route, and there’s hope it might lead to something good.

  77. Kazz August 3, 2010 8:56 am

    I also got both the white WAC softball champs shirt at home and the green WCWS shirt too. I think I only wore the WCWS shirt once and have yet to wear the WAC champs one.

    Under Armour has ruined my feel for cotton shirts. 😎

  78. haroldwah August 3, 2010 8:56 am

    #63-I guess that makes me crazy too. I couldn’t believe he had such moves for a big guy. We he got hurt and with Brent also injured I thought our season was doomed. Kudo’s to Moniz for at least giving us a chance. I’m thinking at least an 8-5 record is very possible this year. Already reserved my Sheraton Bowl Tickets. Yeah 50 yard line baby!

  79. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:00 am

    As an old fart, are we living in the Golden Age of pharmacy?

    Just got an automated call from Longs to refill a medication. Even gives an estimated time the prescription will be filled. And with all of these 24-hour drive-through Walgreens, it’s a great time to be an old person. Now, if we can work on the HMO industry …

  80. Kazz August 3, 2010 9:02 am


    Funny you mention that as I TOO just checked my voicemail on my phone ALSO from Longs Drugs pharmacy.

    My BP medication is in… 😆

  81. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:02 am


    Great idea to buy early.

    It’s the most basic business strategy: Buy low, sell high.

    That’s why I think a special section should be set aside for all of those fans who attended the Rainbow Wahine softball team’s early-season games in 2010.

  82. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:03 am


    Yes, the Warrior Beat — the medicated blog.

  83. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 9:04 am


    do you really consider yourself, at age 49, an old fut? lol.

    Wait til you hit 64 like me!

    now That is old!

  84. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:04 am

    Hey, if we can get the people at Longs to run the UH ticket office.

    “Hello. This is UH reminding you that your season tickets are due for a renewal. If this is Joe Fan, please press 1 …”

  85. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:07 am


    There are many degrees of old-futness.

    When you get automated calls from Longs, you’re an old fut.

    Now, if Longs would call to tell me about sales on, I dunno, Diet Coke or shampoo, then that would just be cool.

  86. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 9:08 am

    So Kazz is an old fut? He’s only 27!!! good grief!

  87. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:09 am

    Kazz is an old soul.

  88. Kazz August 3, 2010 9:11 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 3rd, 2010 at 9:02 am


    Great idea to buy early.

    It’s the most basic business strategy: Buy low, sell high.

    t’s why I think a special section should be set aside for all of those fans who attended the Rainbow Wahine softball team’s early-season games in 2010.

    THANK YOU!!!!!!

    (As long as it’s not behind home plate and that netting.)

    I’ll gladly sit in the usual 3rd base side ’bout 4 rows from the bottom tho! 😉

  89. Kazz August 3, 2010 9:13 am

    High BP runs in the family on my dad’s side. Funny because there is no history of obesity at all.

    Our family doctor is a real stickler for that stuff and got me on toprol a few years ago.

    Sometimes I think I should double my dosage once the UH sports season kicks in.

  90. GRM August 3, 2010 9:16 am

    Welcome back Liz Chun!! – my favorite sportscaster.

  91. Kazz August 3, 2010 9:17 am

    I consider 27 old. So yes I am old.

    When I step back and realize that the student athletes at UH are younger than me I feel old.

    When I get the chance to stop by the UH bookstore to see what kind of merch they got I look around at the kids there and I feel old.

    When me and my friends go to a bar the first thing we do is to look for somewhere to sit… we are old.

    When we don’t like nightclubs because the music sucks and is too loud to hear each other talke… we are old.

    When sitting in an open garage on a Friday or Saturday night having a few beers and talking story is considered a “great night out”… we are old.

    27 is just a number.

  92. haroldwah August 3, 2010 9:18 am

    I’m on the automated prescription renewal and my body definately feels old but my mind still thinks it’s young. Does that still make me a old fut? I think I’m still in the river (De-nile)

  93. Kazz August 3, 2010 9:18 am

    I also realized I was “old” when I was talking to this one girl and she had no clue who the Red Hot Chili Peppers were.

  94. Jeffry Fraley August 3, 2010 9:18 am

    Kori Ellson . . . reads the Warrior Beat.

  95. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:20 am

    Every time UH imposes some new revenue-making thing — like inner-circle parking or priority-seating fee — long-time fans always complain how their loyalty is not rewarded. (And then they mention how they were season-ticket holders during the “vonAppen years.)

    They’re not incorrect in their feelings. There should be some consideration for fans who were there when it wasn’t always great to be there. In softball, it would be a shame if some who were there when it was just family members and some youth teams in the stands not have some priority at softball games.

    But what do I know? I’m crazy and receive automated calls from Longs.

  96. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 9:22 am

    hahahaha!!! Kazz, I was 27 once upon a time. That’s a great age, especially if you’re still single and playing the field.

  97. RedZone August 3, 2010 9:24 am

    Mighty Mouse should talk to his coach. They need a quarterback.

    Welcome back Liz Chun.

    Bring back the Princess.

    After Brees there is no hope unless you add Colt.

    They would really be hurting with the retirement of Brett.

    Replacing with Colt would be their best bet.

  98. Kazz August 3, 2010 9:27 am

    RE: softball fan “priority”.

    It would be hard for UH to “enforce” some kind of seating priority at this time at softball.

    I can recognize most of the “regulars” by face, but that’s it.

    What could work is lets say oh… the booster club approaches and reaches out to these individuals in person once the season rolls around. 😉 … 😉

  99. wafan August 3, 2010 9:27 am

    Yay Liz!

    Whoo-hoo Liz!

    Okay, each of you pick one.

  100. wafan August 3, 2010 9:28 am

    Great Tuesday morning all!

  101. LizKauai m/ August 3, 2010 9:28 am

    99 is a good number

  102. LizKauai m/ August 3, 2010 9:29 am

    so is 102

  103. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:29 am

    The advantages of being an old fut:

    • People offer to let you cut in line if you’re carrying heavy beverages.

    • CDs you like are in the discount bin.

    • You’re the only one in the CD section.

    • “Financial planners” don’t bother to call you.

    • You have an excuse when you forget to pay a bill.

    • You can embellish stories of your youth because the young punks can’t check it.

    • You can sing off-key and dance out of sync at blog karaoke parties and people think it’s cute.

    • You get to make lists about being an old fut.

  104. LizKauai m/ August 3, 2010 9:30 am

    Ear to the ground about Colt- in the meantime, he is still a fan favorite in DC and is making his exit speeches and radio interviews…


  105. wafan August 3, 2010 9:30 am

    Weather this morning reminded me of a nice November day in We(s)tern Washington.

  106. GRM August 3, 2010 9:31 am

    Gigi – 64? That’s young! Now, 66 goin’ to 67 is old. I’m a ‘senior citizen!’

  107. wafan August 3, 2010 9:32 am

    Found it odd to receive AARP applications.

  108. SteveM August 3, 2010 9:32 am

    Good morning everyone!

    ST — it could be worse. I get the Long’s calls too and they don’t say which med is ready for pick-up. Then at the pick-up counter, they ask you how many. 🙁

    Kazz — you are not old until your med interaction warnings preclude you from drinking the beers/alcohol … 😐

  109. wafan August 3, 2010 9:33 am

    I mean, AARP is for life-experienced people. Right?

  110. About Time August 3, 2010 9:34 am

    Liz Chun – Rack em baby, rrrr…

  111. wafan August 3, 2010 9:35 am

    Only yard work remains. And I cannot do that when it is so wet.

    Whoo-hoo! A day off!!!

  112. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:37 am

    I’m still holding on to 49 for another month, but I’ve been getting AARP invitations for about a year.

    I also get AAA invitations.

    Hmmm. Bus or car.

    Car or bus.

  113. Shoko August 3, 2010 9:38 am

    Morning as usual, folks.

    I once asked a question of why old people wake up so early. Psychologist speculate a fear of dying in your sleep. If you sleep too long, your chances greatly increase. Sounds like a good explanation to me. 😉

  114. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 9:38 am

    Know when you are an OLD FUT?

    When you feel out of place, gyrating on the dance floor at Oceans.


  115. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:38 am

    I think I take six meds a day.

    Shoot, I’m Lindsay Lohan.

  116. d1島 August 3, 2010 9:39 am

    (And then they mention how they were season-ticket holders during the “vonAppen years.)

    Thank you very much. But not a real good argument when talking about things that would improve the program (or even have it keep pace with other programs). We’d like NOT to re-visit those years!

  117. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:40 am

    I thought Oceans closed. But, nope, it’s still in Restaurant Row, where you can find your favorite newspaper. (Little promo for the employer never hurts.)

  118. vballfan1 August 3, 2010 9:40 am

    Any news on the new warrior volleyball assistant? I heard a rumor a current MPSF assistant was leaving that school to come to UH? I was thinking maybe Mark Presho?

  119. d1島 August 3, 2010 9:40 am

    When you feel out of place, gyrating on the dance floor at Oceans.

    Coulda gone a little longer without THAT mental image! 😯

  120. Kazz August 3, 2010 9:42 am

    I can’t remember but was Presho actually interviewed for the Warrior vball HC job?

  121. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:43 am

    The vonAppen years were at least entertaining, well, except for the yelling, temper tantrums and drama — and that was just from the head coach.

    But when vonAppen wasn’t yelling, he was an interesting dude. He used to draw out plays for me. I saved them. I guess I’ll give them away at he next blog party.

  122. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:44 am

    Charlie Wade said they are “dangerously close” to naming an assistant.

    The holdup was the HR person wasn’t available.

    Yeah, word is that it’s an MPSF assistant. Too bad Brian Beckwith didn’t apply.

  123. d1島 August 3, 2010 9:45 am

    The vonAppen years were at least entertaining

    Always fun to show up week after week to see how many more empty seats there would be….

  124. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:47 am

    Presho was one of the five finalists, but apparently he didn’t meet all of the requirements, so I do not believe he had an in-person interview with the committee.

    Sealy, Wade, Reyes and Wong had in-person interviews. They were conducted at the Letter Winners’ clubhouse.

    Think it needs another name besides clubhouse.

  125. SteveM August 3, 2010 9:47 am

    ST — I recall 50 is a momentous number. I insisted on hiding in Vegas on that day. Tried to hide on a cruise ship at 60…. hmmmm, maybe there’s a pattern here.

    Re: #26

    Wonder when las vegas will be in town? That means at least one Karaoke Call. 😎

  126. d1島 August 3, 2010 9:48 am

    Call it a “Hall”….always sounds more impressive.

  127. d1島 August 3, 2010 9:48 am

    …unless the teacher tells you to go to there. 🙄

  128. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:49 am

    They had some really interesting players on those vonAppen teams: Eddie Klaneski, Glenn Freitas, Stephen Gonzales, that red-headed tight end whose dad showed up for every road game. Then there was Wally English. Crazy guy. But quite entertaining.

  129. d1島 August 3, 2010 9:50 am


    Based on his post, it sounds like middle of the month.

  130. d1島 August 3, 2010 9:52 am

    …the A-houses’ favorite, Craig Stutzmann.

  131. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:53 am

    Maybe I’m Charlie Brown — OK, OK, ‘nough with jokes about my fat head — but I always think I can kick that metaphorical football, and I entered each of those vonAppen years thinking the team was going to be successful. I was amazed it wasn’t.

    But then I was reminded at last week’s WAC Media Preview that new coaches rarely take over successful teams. Except for situations like JJ’s departure, coaching changes usually are made for a reason.

  132. Free Nintendo Wii Games August 3, 2010 9:54 am

    Thanks to editing, my spam message has been changed to: Have a great day Warrior Beat readers.

  133. RedZone August 3, 2010 9:54 am

    I liked Linsey but Apps should have kept him on defense. Apps could tell a good tale.

  134. d1島 August 3, 2010 9:54 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    Time for errands….will try not to “bump into” you, Stephen.

  135. RedZone August 3, 2010 9:55 am

    I still have my Bob Wagner T-shirt.

  136. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:55 am

    “Hall” does sound impressive.

    From the outside, the clubhouse doesn’t mean much. But it’s quite cool on the inside.

  137. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 9:55 am

    Bob Wagner had a T-shirt?

  138. RedZone August 3, 2010 9:59 am

    It is the one with Robert K on it. Ask Robert about it. I have it stored somewhere. i need to go look for it.

  139. SteveM August 3, 2010 10:04 am


    August 3rd, 2010 at 6:52 am


    SteveM – yes, I noticed how large the buffet was. We always woke up so late, we had to eat breakfast up there. Did they have the chocolate buffet night? People were walking around the ship with 4 or 5 plates full of chocolate goodies.

    jm2375 — welcome home! “Had” to eat in the buffet? 😕 I only eat in breakfast in fine dining on disembarkation day. Another Cruiser’s Call tip is to bring a gallon ziploc bag for Chocoholic Night (two quart-size if you’re dainty). 😐

    RE: #53

    Now I wonder who Lux Painter could be? Nah, the carrot comment is revealing… 🙂

  140. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 10:12 am

    Is Lux Painter’s ID supposed to be a secret?

  141. SteveM August 3, 2010 10:15 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 3rd, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Is Lux Painter’s ID supposed to be a secret?

    ST — I don’t think so, but I still can’t figure out how “Tom” fits into the name….

  142. al August 3, 2010 10:17 am

    fantasy football or football fantasy?

    colt brennan is signed by the dallas cowboys.

    in a year he becomes the new starting qb for america’s team.

    his first game leading the ‘boys is against arch rival redskins.

    all week colt is silent to the press, not an easy task for him you see.

    game day he and the cowboys shred the ‘skins.

    passing for 401 yds and 6 tds completing 87% of his passes.

    one of the few incomplete passes was an errant toss.

    one that rocketed straight at an unassuming mike shanahan at the ‘skins 50yd line.


    it hits him in the gut (i could have said groin) doubling him over.

    next play a 59yd td.


    the crowd roars led by two crazy screaming tsaikos.

    stretch and rob25.

    …nuff said.

  143. al August 3, 2010 10:18 am

    perhaps…thomas lux?

  144. d1島 August 3, 2010 10:19 am

    fantasy football or football fantasy?

    or Hypoclycemia? 😆

    Really gotta go now….

  145. d1島 August 3, 2010 10:25 am


    One more….

    First-round draft pick Tyson Alualu arrived at EverBank Field on Tuesday and signed his contract as his teammates were going through a morning practice under a scorching sun.

  146. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 3, 2010 10:26 am

    I’ll be sending out a newsletter later on today from work which includes a request for volunteers this Saturday for the Manoa Makeover. hopefully, one or two folks out the 2500 or so on the list will take the time to show up.

    Between now and September 21, I’m coordinating or co-chairing seven different events – three community service projects and four political events – plus handling the HI-5 drive stuff for the T-Gate.

    If you have kids or grandkids who need to earn community service credits as part of their schoolwork, please give them my e-mail address so I can put them on the e-newsletter list which will provide the specifics about the event. swood at hoku dot com.

    BACK TO SPORTS: Does anyone here have any information about the fund-raising telethon on August 17? Is it for the entire student athletics program or just for football? Is it an open event or are people just being asked to call in with their pledges?

    Back to work – have a major meeting this afternoon on shipping solid waste to the US continent and I need to review the legal stuff.

  147. tom mui August 3, 2010 10:47 am

    Re #141, 143, ST etc

    Just was playing games with AL.

    Lux Painter is “painter of light” which is is attributed to an artist named Thomas Kinkade or “Tom”.

    I was going to use “Protector” but the name was taken. (One of the fellow travelers in Canterbury Tales).

    Besides, if I don’t have a phony blog name, how can I talk stink?

  148. tom mui August 3, 2010 10:48 am

    Yes – I will give Al the quasi-media book/leaflet, whatever, when I get it!

  149. tom mui August 3, 2010 10:51 am

    RAINBOWCLIFF: re your golf tournament.

    The Wooten Center should have the same forms for charitable gifts which UHF uses.

    But you might consider that perhaps you can get those “ladies” to the UH LA golf tournament in Sept. so Jim Donovan can meet them. How about sending him some applications??

    Take care and best wishes.

  150. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 10:52 am

    I use the online name Stephen Tsai because Tsai is my surname and Stephen is my given name.

  151. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 10:52 am

    I use the online name Stephen Tsai because Tsai is my surname and Stephen is my given name.

  152. Don Weir August 3, 2010 11:01 am

    RedZone, Kazz, and memorabilia savers,

    Ever wonder why the pen and ink drawing of the Honolulu Stadium still sells?? UH caps/recreated jerseys? Old style coachs’ hats (remember Coach Murakami’s green UH interlocked letter baseball cap)??

    All of the items mentioned above and mentioned in the blog will come back full circle.

    We are close to having the complete collection of UH helmets, right colors and styles for 101 years of competition. We are working on a display that can travel to all islands. Stay tuned (or keep blogging as the case may be).

    I noticed in my first month at Na Koa all of these boxes in the corner. I opened one and there were Nike game jerseys from years past; just sitting there, resources underutilized. We gave them out at the 100th Gala and the last game (2009) to all FB alumni who showed up (specific to their player’s number). This had the same effect as the first time we invited FB alums onto the field to greet the team (2006): significant blurry vision due to nostalgia. Finally UH showed recognition for the former athletes. The corporate sponsors recognized the importance of outreach as well. Ever seen the UnderArmour FB Alumni shirts? A major donation by Chevron (thanks Al Chee who likes to remain in the background). UH FB Alumni t’shirts? These were courtesy of Na Koa & UH letterwinners( via a price reduction donation by UH Golf Alum Brandon Kop). This years FB Alumni will receive UH baseball caps, specially embroidered by Brandon Kop’s company, and paid for through a fundraiser at Tiki’s, hosted by FB Alum Kelly McGill.

    FB alumni shirts have gone back to the East Coast and to Boulder already so that former players that can’t make our outreach efforts locally are included.

    Many of the Letterwinners that I meet share the same story that I tell; over the years no one at UH tried an outreach; no one said it is time to ‘come home to UH’. JD saw the need as I did, we tried a few projects and we now have a growing database of UH Letterwinners. Na Koa’s board member Mike Perkins (FB) has taken on the task of organinzing FB alums along with Mike Biscotti. Names ring a bell??

    How do we bring Letterwinner alumni back to UH?

    1. Outreach efforts.

    How do we get them to volunteer and/or donate?

    2. Continue the outreach efforts so they have a strong connection to the program and the university that provided their education.

    3. Link former players of all sports to UH Athletics, UH Manoa, and especially to UH fans.

    Tsaiko’s on the road trips can help. The Letterwinners Club will be represented at West Point and at Boulder. Look us up at the tailgates and we will make the introductions. Talk story about UH Athletics with the former athletes Get the real scoop on what it was like and how it has changed from player’s viewpoints. It is time to truly make a difference.


  153. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 11:03 am

    Why can’t Brett Favre just say: I don’t want to go to training camp. I’m a two-time MVP. I’m a grandpa. I want to save my energy for the regular season. See you in four weeks.

  154. tom mui August 3, 2010 11:06 am

    DON WEIRS: Re #152

    I still wear an old UH aloha shirt that has the Rainbow logo on the sleeve. Pake, you know.

  155. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 11:07 am

    wot??? Favre is a grandpa at age 40??? I didn’t become a grandma until I was 61. so how can?

  156. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 11:11 am

    Don Weir:

    Great points.

    I also think that, unfortunately, some of the alumni just haven’t had the fortune that came with the fame. It’s tough out there. I think it’s good that the Letter Winners are reaching out to some who want to be involved but may not have the money to contribute back.

    A lot of times “alumni” equates to “donation.” We’ve all cringed a little bit, even when we wish to help, when we see those letters from alumni associations.

  157. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 11:11 am


    Well, there’s a bird and there’s a bee …

  158. jojo ® August 3, 2010 11:18 am

    gigi – our friend became a grandpa at 35

  159. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 11:20 am

    sheesh, these young’uns must start young, very young. Of course, it didn’t help giving birth to my 1st kid at age 32.

  160. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 11:22 am

    anyway, isn’t Favre’s reason that his ankle hasn’t healed properly? That is a good reason.

  161. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 11:22 am

    It could be more interesting if somebody became a parent at 64.

  162. Mortgage Rate August 3, 2010 11:22 am

    Good morning, Warrior Beat. Can’t wait for training camp to open.

  163. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 11:26 am

    Let’s say it is a serious ankle injury. Why retire? Go on the injury list, which at least protects the Vikings’ rights to him for a year. That way when he heals — and the last person who had to call it quits because of an ankle injury was Achilles — he can remain with the Vikings.

  164. al August 3, 2010 11:30 am

    gee thanks tom.

    so now with that explanation of “lux painter” every time i look at my “bridge of hope”

    i will forever be reminded of your wisdom.

  165. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 11:33 am

    I hope DPK is reading this. He asked Lux Painter if they had met before or had a different name. lol

  166. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 11:39 am

    Today, I am babysitting my granddaughter, age 2-1/2 yrs, cause she is too sick to attend preschool. She is watching Sesame Street right now.

    Give credit to Wena for opening a preschool and having to handle all those young kids!

    My daughter teaches high school math and thanks god, she doesn’t have to deal with young kids. She’s so afraid that she might scar them and they will have issues for life.

    so silly!

  167. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 11:42 am

    $500 for pay-per-view?


    Let’s cut to the chase: Charge every household an additional $5 a month for UH sports. That comes out $120 a year. There are 350,000 Oceanic households. That comes out to $21 million a year. Give UH $11 million, Oceanic keeps $10 million. Everybody is happy. If you’re a UH fan, wow, you just saved $380 a year in pay-per-view fees. IF you’re not, oh, well, what are you gonna do? (See athletics fee argument).

    But for that obscene amount of money, then K5 opens the archives. Throw in some classic games. Give us the Mouse Davis show.

    But what do I know? I’m crazy.

  168. Stephen Tsai August 3, 2010 11:44 am

    Grandparents don’t “babysit.” They spend time. It’s a pleasure to be with grandkids.

  169. al August 3, 2010 11:44 am

    brilliant st.

    just brilliant.

  170. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 11:44 am

    $5 x 12 months = $60.

    how do you come up with $120 yr?

    i would be willing to pay $5 a month.

  171. al August 3, 2010 11:46 am


    perspective…different strokes for different folks.

    very well put grampa.

  172. Jun Tao August 3, 2010 11:47 am



    I know. $500 is too much! My gripe about the PPV thing is I’ll probably pick which games to “purchase” and not buy the whole season.

    I also don’t like the current replay situation. I used to love it when they would replay the game after 10pm the same night which was good because Saturday’s I’m in a “college football” mood….where as on Sunday’s, I’m only feeling the NFL. Could that be changed?

  173. al August 3, 2010 11:48 am

    okay i’ll go and gaze at lux painter’s work while i muster up some lunch.

  174. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 11:49 am

    it’s babysitting if I have errands and vacuuming and dusting to do. Yes, I love my grandkids, but…

    I have agreed to babysit the 5 mo old grandson every thursday and friday while school is in session.

    LOVE both grandkids. and they know it.

  175. Don Weir August 3, 2010 11:55 am

    St # 156

    That is why you don’t see us (UHLWC) with our hands out. With too many years of Letterwinners ignored by UH it is time to reach out and ‘include’ not exclude’. Donations of time, experience, and face value on projects is just as good as $$ from our alums. It would be great to see the Larry Scherrer’s, Kent Untermann’s, Rick Blangiardi’s (the player), Elroy Chong’s, Bernard Carvalho’s, et al on the telethon and other fundraising activites for UHAD. It would be almost as great to see our FB Alum coaches out there as well.

    Left unsaid, it would be over the top to see Tom Mui with his Rainbow logo shirt on the telethon

  176. BigIslandkurt August 3, 2010 11:55 am

    I would want nothing more than to see our Colt Brennan in my Viking’s Purple and Gold. But you all know that Farve ‘aint done yet. But then again, it is because everyone knows this……that that fricken guy might just stay retired. He loves to mess with people’s minds. Especially the media. Look for him to return to football at 45 when the foot feels better. Divas rule.

    Good luck to Colt. He’ll play more football. Garanz.


  177. Committed Road Warrior August 3, 2010 11:58 am

    Colt did a taped interview with a sports reporter from the local NBC affiliate in DC a few days before he got cut. It just aired on the 5:00 news out here.

    He talked about overcoming adversity and the adjustment from UH to the Redskins. A good chunk of the interview was about the People magazine/Jessica Simpson thing from a while back.

    Nevertheless, even though he got cut, we can all see how he was able to get along with his teammates and exhibit the “team-player” attitude that many people look for. He left a good impression, and a lot people (including the sports reporter herself) think he’ll get picked up by another team.

    I’ll have to see when they post the video on their website (, and will provide a link to it…that is, unless somebody beats me to it.

  178. BigIslandkurt August 3, 2010 12:00 pm

    Tsai…..that suggestion in #67 makes a lot of sense. It would generate a lot of money and all UH sports would be “free”! Imagine what that means for marketing and public relations when everybody (cable subscribers) can have access to all UH sports? Every Bar would be able to show it too. BUt then again, with such an arrangement, I’m sure things such as blackouts would become a reality when Aloha Stadium is not full. I mean, who would go to the stadium if everyone can watch it live on TV?


  179. papajoe2 August 3, 2010 12:09 pm

    I have to say it sadly, I too am a PPV UH subscriber. Actually, not really. My brother is the subscriber. Our family chips in and we party at his house during the games. My wife’s work place shifted her to the night shift so we had a hard time making the games during the Von Apple era. During the second year, we couldn’t even give away the tickets. What tickets we did give away was never used so we canceled our season tickets. We had them since the 3rd year of Aloha Stadium. Even now with the earlier starting times, we would have a hard time looking for parking and making the start of the game. I like ST’s idea of charging a fee to all Oceanic subscribers and show all games on cable. More people could watch the Warriors. They would also get the “bug” and select what games they could or would attend in person, as there really is nothing like being there. It would be better for me to watch the game on TV alone, than going to the stadium alone. I could par take in unlimited beverages. At the stadium alone would be boring and dangerous once I do the beverage thing. Besides, showing the volley and basketball games on PPV, while very entertaining, doesn’t have that tailgate “aura.” If anybody out there has never seen a Warrior game on PPV, they still have commercials. How’s that? We are paying $420/500 and still gotta watch commercials.

  180. rage777 August 3, 2010 12:23 pm

    My family has decided not to renew this year. They had the same seats in Aloha Stadium since it opened. They have been saying they are going to stop the season tickets for a few years now, but this year they finally did it. They are just too old and they don’t want to climb the stairs anymore. UH needs to find a way to get the younger crowd into the stadium because like my family, there are a lot of older fans in the stadium. They don’t like to pay the premium for the same seats that use to be cheaper. They don’t want to stand in those ridiculous bathroom lines anymore. They don’t want to walk up that spiral ramp anymore, then up/down more stairs. They don’t want to sit in the rain. They don’t want to park in Pearl City just to come to the stadium. They don’t want to sit in the hours of traffic to get in to the stadium and then another couple of hours to get out.

  181. Garden Canopies August 3, 2010 12:36 pm

    Yes! Great writing, keep in place the tremendous work. This is the sort of material that ought to get acknowledgement for it’s art. Far more internet writers need to learn from you. This is actually precisely on the money.

  182. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 12:40 pm


    Gee, thank god I never subscribed to seats in the stadium!!! Your little speech convinces me more than ever to stay home.

    I like pay per view, and since we are renewing it will cost me $420, not $500.

  183. jm2375 August 3, 2010 12:42 pm

    papajoe – #179 – as a member of the Tsai-kos, you will always find at least one other Tsai-ko at a game. I attended my first-ever women’s basketball, baseball and softball games this past year because I knew there would be people I knew there (mainstays are sj & myki, Slugger, Pomai, Kazz). As for the unlimited beverages part, join us at a tailgate. 😆

  184. Garret August 3, 2010 12:49 pm

    This thread lists the 2 RBs we know are walking on to UH…and says that one of their teammates is also coming to UH.

    Mt Sac players

    Players moving on

    Lancer Iosefa -RB University of Hawaii D1

    Burton Iosefa – RB University of Hawaii D1

    Vince Evans – TE University of Hawaii D1

  185. Garret August 3, 2010 12:55 pm

    Four WAC players are on the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

    Duke Ihenacho – S – San Jose State

    Jeron Johnson – S – Boise State

    Shiloh Keo – S – Idaho

    Davon House – CB – New Mexico State

  186. A-House August 3, 2010 12:57 pm


    Are you planning to drive all the way to West Point?

    Our travel agent says there is space on our buses, 5 to be exact which includes the UHAA people, for $30 round trip.

    Big catch is bus leaves the hotel at 6 am.

  187. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2010 1:03 pm

    PapaJoe ~ At least come out for brunch with us at the T-gate. No traffic, plenny parking, and only steps from our grill team.

    If you still like go home and catch da game on PPV…can! No outbound traffic from da T-gate site.

    Hey! You got Koakane there as your host and chief bottle tender, a bevy of Tsai-kettes to help put some vittles in your feed bag, and war stories from all Col. A-house and the rest of us PX heroes!

  188. Hilo Moon August 3, 2010 1:03 pm

    To: Old Farts and those who think they are ( I’m 69 and know I am one ), no worry about growing old, jut don’t grow up! Believe that mo’ makule, mo’ pupule.

  189. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2010 1:07 pm

    #187: all

  190. (Jesse) James August 3, 2010 1:15 pm

    Afternoon Tsaikos….

    Hey, I still have the BYWho T-shirt with the score of the first game we kicked but…it has the score and says “Payback in Paradise”….wonder if I still fit it…MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  191. A-House August 3, 2010 1:16 pm

    Don Weir:

    I like your 2nd post about reaching out to former UH athletes and their contribution need not be $$$.

    I have always believed that there are many ways for a person to “donate/contribute” to a program they believe in. It can be moral support, vocal support in their communities, answering questions from those interested in UH, volunteering for work projects or time helping at a UH booth, etc. Not all willl have the enthusiasm as Cliff S, but some is better than none.

    Yes, there are many who can give the $$$, but there are as many or more that can and will do other things to support UH sports.

    Please continue your tremendous work with the LWC and may you and the other active members be blessed with connecting so many who did not have a “medium” to transmit their suppoort for UH. Connecting former team mates can provide the network to create a very strong bond between them that some day may be very beneficial to UH.

    Understand that not all former athletes feel “good’ about UH, but talking about it with former team mates may change that attitude.

    One thing about working with people; never forget that every one is important and even the most “unworthy” may some day be a major donor/player to UHAD.

  192. A-House August 3, 2010 1:26 pm

    Tom Mui:

    what do you think about these youngsters, below 70, declaring to “old farts”?

    your association with literature characters is way above me – took British Lit at UH, but don’t remember anything expect, I did not agree with the Prof’s interpretation, wrote my own on the first exam and got a “F” – after that, I said screw it, I will answer with his interpretation and finished with an “A” – I still think he was full of shit!

  193. Slugger August 3, 2010 1:29 pm

    ST’s #167 ~

    The total revenue ST calculated is correct: $21 million. It’s just the monthly household number that is off.

    I wonder if $11 million offsets about 1/2 of ticket sales, as an estimate, if you think that people will stay home to watch the games? That’s what you have to determine. Do you make more kala from ticket revenues? Or would $11 mil offset the loss of sales?

    Somebody ought to send this to JD.

    Don Weir:

    Thanks for keeping up efforts to connect alumni and fans to UH!

  194. gigi-hawaii August 3, 2010 1:33 pm


    it is old futs, not old farts.

    use proper terminology!


  195. Curt August 3, 2010 1:33 pm

    From the official Redskins site:


    Last Word On Brennan

    Sad to see Colt Brennan get released from the Redskins. He had an engaging personality on and off the football field.

    Bottom line is this: Brennan was really struggling at Redskins training camp. Many of his passes were off the mark or under-thrown.

    He just never seemed to find a rhythm after missing all of 2009 due to hip and hamstring injuries.

    For coaches, it may have been hard to evaluate the third- and fourth-team receivers — guys like Bobby Wade, Mike Furrey, Shay Hodge and Brandon Banks — because many of Brennan’s passes were poorly thrown.

    It was time to cut ties with Colt.

    Good luck to him in the future.


    It seems so un-Colt like for him to struggle with his passing. Maybe he’s rusty from all the rehab time and the lack of reps. Hmmmm.

  196. d1島 August 3, 2010 1:34 pm

    I wonder if SLS grad Dominic Raiola plans to “greet” the Boy Named Suh the same way Alualu gets “welcomed” in JAX?

    Veteran center Dominic Raiola also seemed anxious for his teammate to get to camp.

    “I haven’t even sent him a text or anything, but I’d like to tell him, ‘Just sign the damn contract already. You are missing some good things here,'” Raiola said, according to the Detroit News.

  197. innocent observer August 3, 2010 1:35 pm

    What happened to the other sports guy on ch 7? Name escapts me, now, skinny haole guy, used to do sports before. Hey he is much better than cherry. Hawaii news now, in fact all news casts have too much weather, cut out about 10 minutes and you can afford a better sports guy. Who needs to know the the rain, surf and sunshine, as long as the sun comes up, that is all we care.

  198. Old School Dave August 3, 2010 1:37 pm

    #133: ST – Stephen Gonzales still hold the UH power clean record at 405 lbs, or something to that effect. Tommy Kono, the former Olympic weightlifter, was a witness. I still remember in the 98 game against Arizona and one particular play when Stephen (at 235lbs) ran into 350 lb Edward Militalo, stopped him cold, and the “katosh” could be heard up to the upper decks of the stadium.

    Hey, I want to sigh up for the Albert Haysworth conditioning program – run 50 yards and have my knee swell up. All pau for the day.

  199. vballfan1 August 3, 2010 1:41 pm


    Brooks Baehr. I wonder what happened to him as well. He is my favorite local sportscaster. I would prefer him to host the coach’s show, Cherry has no personality and Chun talks like she has a mouth full of marbles.

  200. Garret August 3, 2010 1:41 pm


    JD already provided the information in an article published by the Star-Advertiser that showed that UH made more revenue by PPV+current ticket sales than they would if they sold out Aloha Stadium every game and got rid of PPV. So, getting rid of PPV would cost UH a lot of money even if they could sell out every game.

    The idea of everybody’s cable bill going up $5 for UH sports is an impossibility. The number of non-UH sports viewers *far* exceeds the number of viewers, and the public would need to support the cable fee increase…which means that it would never happen.

    By the way, the entire Big 10 network (which provides a 24-hour channel with 5 or more Big 10 football/basketball games in HD at times) costs subscribers 80 cents. *All* of the Big 10 costs 80 cents, far less than $5 per household.

  201. d1島 August 3, 2010 1:41 pm

    Big East to stand pat?

    Lately, there have been persistent rumors about Memphis being invited into the league. The rumors have been so resilient they were a running joke among league officials and media members during media day.

    For the record, Marinatto said no invite is forthcoming but said the conference is always looking into new ideas.

    “We study everything from expansion to our own television network, things that we need to do internally,” he said. “Everything is on the table for us.”

    And for now, the table is set in the Big East.

  202. papajoe2 August 3, 2010 1:46 pm

    jm—, Kekoa, Thanks for the invite. I may see you guys at one of the tailgates. How late do you stay after the games? If I drag my brother along it would be interesting. I told him that he probably met a lot of the Tsaikos in New Orleans at the Sugar Bowl but didn’t even know it. He took home one of the UH banners from there. Maybe I could get him to bring it. I’m thinking of joining in for the UH cleanup this Saturday, but I cannot make a firm commitment. Do I need to make arrangements or can I just show up? What do I bring besides a positive attitude and talent (very little)? Where do we meet? 7:30 right? jm, what is the 2375 for? I went to public school so I cannot count that high. I have a hard time spelling A-House’s “A”. Taking off for a while as I’m going to gohu followed by a soccer game. Be back later tonite.

  203. SteveM August 3, 2010 1:47 pm

    Re: #180

    Rage777 — don’t forget the “sun in your eyes until November” bonus for the fans on the mauka sidelines due to the earlier game starts. A lot of the old-timers I sat with last year must have given up or moved, since I was able to move to the 49-yard line this year.

    I know it was good intentions that changed the time, but someone did not realize that the money the visiting teams saved would be paid for in loss of UH season ticket sales (probably on the mauka side). Grrrr. Moving for TV $$$ on a case-by-case basis I can see.

    OK, positive spin: Here’s your chance to get great stadium season seats this year (that you normally would have to wait years to get)!

    End of rant. 👿

  204. Body Workout 101 August 3, 2010 1:49 pm

    Liz Chun back – Hawaii News –…

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

  205. papajoe2 August 3, 2010 1:54 pm

    As for selling out the stadium vs PPV, I could be wrong but, I don’t think that UH shares in the vendors revenue thus only making money for ticket sales and parking. Garret’s 80 cents sounds too good to be true. Larger market commands cheaper prices and bigger revenue with advertisements.

  206. jm2375 August 3, 2010 2:01 pm

    Garett – #200 – since when does the public get a say in rate increases? Oceanic, among others, just rammed them down our throats, whether I wanted the new channels or not.

    papajoe – #203 – 2375 is the address of the house I grew up in.

  207. Last Call August 3, 2010 2:10 pm

    It it true that there will be additional banners hanging from the rafters of the SSC soon ?

  208. Committed Road Warrior August 3, 2010 2:18 pm

    A-House #186:

    Yes, as of now my plan is to drive up to West Point, even though I cringe having to do the drive on a Friday night, as traffic all the way up I-95 and the “Northeast Corridor” is gonna be heavy. It wouldn’t surprise me if it took 7-8 hours to drive up there. Driving distance is just under 300 miles.

    Which hotel are your buses leaving from (at 6am)? Is it the Marriott Marquis on Broadway? If I can get a decently-priced hotel in the general vicinity of where the buses are departing from (which is laughable), I may take you up on that offer.

    Seriously considering taking Amtrak up to NYC. 3 1/2 hours, $49 one-way. WAY better than driving/sitting in traffic.

  209. aikea August 3, 2010 2:19 pm

    ST #167 is right on the money. I have been an WB reader since last season and have never commented, but this idea is something i had to join in on. i am also an oceanic customer who has had UH PPV from the get go. Because PPV is so costly, we only attended a couple of games at Aloha Stadium last year. This year my family got season tickets for baseball and football and even took in some softball games because of the WB. The WB is great for UH.

    Oceanic should realize that a UH sports addition to their programing for all customers will be priceless. They can charge more for advertising as every customer has the opportunity to watch UH sports and maybe get or hold on to current customers. UH wins with more exposure hence the attraction of going to some games and experiencing the excitment because there is nothing like being there.

  210. tom mui August 3, 2010 2:24 pm

    AHouse #192 – I was amused and a bit sad when I saw KAZZ stating he was old – and I have 50 years on top of his 27!!!!

    Damn whippersnappers!

  211. jm2375 August 3, 2010 2:26 pm

    CRW – Howzit!! Did you lose power last week (along with everybody else)? It took us 6.5 hrs to drive from Va Beach to Rockville. ugh. Humidity was so bad Thurs night after the rainstorm.

    As a non-Oceanic customer, I’d still rather see K5 do the broadcasts. Was not impressed a couple of years ago when Oceanic did the WAC vb tournament.

  212. Committed Road Warrior August 3, 2010 2:33 pm

    Hi jm2375!

    Luckily, I didn’t lose power last week, though a bunch of my co-workers did. One of them had no power for 3 days. On my end, Dominion did a good job on restoring power for those who did lose it. Can’t say the same for Pepco, though. 🙄

    You back on the rock, or still in my neck of the woods? Hopefully you enjoyed your time in the region.

  213. homey ℞ August 3, 2010 2:45 pm

    Yeah, damn whippersnappers!

    Good afternoon everybody!

  214. homey ℞ August 3, 2010 2:52 pm

    Don’t know about UH PPV but is it in HD? I’m thinking since OC16 broadcasts high school sports in HD that the UH games should be in HD, if it is not already.

    Hope everyone is in tailgate shape, only a few more weeks to go. I know Koakane stays in tailgate shape year round.

  215. d1島 August 3, 2010 2:56 pm

    Any “holdouts” from the freshman check-in day?

  216. Pomai August 3, 2010 2:59 pm

    OK PPV vs Live game – – I like both but with the tt-gate gotta go live. One major problem with PPV (at least for me) is we’re sitting in our nice lazyboy with da cool drink and chips on the side an by the time the fourth quarter comes around the tv stay watching me……zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  217. RedZone August 3, 2010 2:59 pm

    ST I would rather see an option to donate to UH athletics on my tax return than the option to give money to politicians when they run for an office.

  218. homey ℞ August 3, 2010 3:03 pm

    LOL! Just read Kazz’s post about obese so I looked up my stats and yup, I’m in the obese class. 😆

    Time for me shapeshift.

  219. jm2375 August 3, 2010 3:04 pm

    CRW – got back Sunday. Enjoyed our time there. Back to the grind.

  220. homey ℞ August 3, 2010 3:06 pm

    RedZone – I like that option too! Funny I was telling my wife the same thing and I was blaming turbo tax for not having that as an option.

  221. homey ℞ August 3, 2010 3:08 pm

    Any freshmen fail check-in?

  222. homey ℞ August 3, 2010 3:09 pm

    Liz Chun eh…

    Heard Esme is gonna be on one of the morning news show tomorrow or something like that.

  223. Slugger August 3, 2010 3:40 pm


    Thanks for the info on PPV vs. ticket revenue. I must not have read that article. When I have time, I’ll go back to read it.

  224. homey ℞ August 3, 2010 3:44 pm

    Interesting recruit from Mt Sac.

    Evans #88. Looks like he has some wheels. Good strength, engages and stays with his blocks. Sorry if this was posted already.

  225. LizKauai (iChrome) August 3, 2010 3:59 pm

    Welcome, aikea! You have joined the ranks of the Tsai-ko ohana now!


  226. LizKauai (iChrome) August 3, 2010 4:00 pm

    papajoe2 – look forward to meeting you at a T-Gate this year!

  227. LizKauai (iChrome) August 3, 2010 4:04 pm

    Colt’s WAC alum and Redskins buddy Chris Cooley says it all in a pic.

  228. Kekoa (iPhone) August 3, 2010 4:20 pm

    Liz ~ Didn’t I tell you the ‘skins would waste Colt’s time and screw up his passing technique? Then they release him too late to do much for pre-season play. Grrrr…

  229. Don Weir August 3, 2010 4:21 pm

    Committed Road Warrior:

    Contact John Freitas at Panda.

    He might still have a room + bus at Fishkill (Hampton Inn). Looks like a good deal as many of the FB alums/fans asked and John set it up.

    Train up to NYC then North/South Hudson line on up to Beacon. Cab to Fishkill.

    Tom Mui

    What? I’ll up the ante. You wear the UH logo shirt from years gone by and I’ll see if I can fit in my jersey at the next CC. Game on!!

  230. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 3, 2010 4:45 pm

    DrDoc and I are season ticket holders in all six sports – started off with baseball in the early 1980s and then men’s basketball and women’s volleyball in the laste 1980s. We started buying football season tickets in 2001. As for the men’s volleyball and women’s basketball along with Wahine softball, those sports we picked up back in the 2004-2005 academic year.

    We get to know people “by face” who have seats nearby and spend a few minutes before each game or match talking about what we hope to see. Occasionally, we do see a Tsai-ko or two at the game or match, but only through our bnoculars. It’s nice to see real people cheering to our teams.

  231. Kazz August 3, 2010 5:43 pm

    Last Call:

    August 3rd, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    It it true that there will be additional banners hanging from the rafters of the SSC soon ?

    According to JD on a chat at sportshawaii, there should be.

    Tommui, myself and a few others inquired about this a few months ago and I corresponded with Rich Sheriff about it and he also said back then that they were planning on arranging something to honor the Rainbow Wahine volleyball program’s numerous WAC titles and Final Four appearances.

    Whether it’s 13+ banners or one huge one remains to be seen.

  232. jm2375 August 3, 2010 5:53 pm

    ST – is the rumor true? Will you be part of the SA team at the Trivia Challenge on Friday? 😀

  233. Kazz August 3, 2010 5:54 pm


  234. Kazz August 3, 2010 5:56 pm

    I’d rather be part of the spicy wing challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings! 😆

  235. RainbowCliff August 3, 2010 5:56 pm

    USC Scouting Report: To this date USC has 71 football players on scholarship and NO walk on program. The front offensive line has stayed with 8 of them on scholarship as the main isssue Coach Kiffin has to deal with is DEPTH as practices has to be monitored and toned down to reduce injuries.

    Matt Barkley and Mitch Mustain will be the top 2 quaterbacks with Barkley losing a great deal of body fat from his freshmen year as he will be quicker with his throws and accuracy will be a great improvement from last season. In two scrimmages Barkley and Mustain has thrown for 14 touch downs and 1 interception.

    Along with Barkley, USC will have a talented defensive line as as ALL are “BIG TIME” players with Armed Armstead and Jurrell Casey both juniors causing problems to the opposition with sr. cornerback Shareece Wright #24 will have the assignment of defending wide out Greg Salas every where he lines up on the ball as SC db’s will bump n run your run n shoot offense and blitz from the safety and linebacker positions.

    Wide receiver Ronald Johnson senior will be the “MAN” of the receiving corp as running back Allen Bradford and CJ Gable will man the I formation as both seniors are powerful runners that can execute “student body” right or left with break away speed and can run inside the tackles.

    USC has lost certain players to leave BUT they left for more playing time at other schools as Kiffin is excited about his undeclass men as his tight ends of Ayles, Cameron and Ellison are big, strong and outstanding blockers with pass catching abilities.

    7 of the 10 USC coaches has NFL experience with Kennedy Pollard being Kiffins hand pick offensive coordinator who he went to great lengths in getting him from the NFL Tennesse Titans.

    Despite the probation status USC will be ready to play and will have a LOT to prove as their mission this year is to WIN every game as their is no conference championship, bcs bowl or rose bowl to play for as September 2nd will get it going as Hawaii is the first order of business and 7,500 alumnus, supporters and fans will be coming and just not for an aloha feast but a USC trouncing on the Warriors !

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  237. Kekoa August 3, 2010 6:11 pm


    University of Hawai‘i football Fall Camp schedule below (subject to change). Note all interviews will be conducted after practice. Also check with UH Sports Media Relations to confirm practice venue each day.

    Thursday, Aug. 5 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 6 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 7 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 9 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

    Tuesday, Aug. 10 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 11 8:30 – 10:40 a.m.

    3:30 – 5:05 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 12 8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 13 8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

    3:30 – 5:15 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 14 8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 16 8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

    3:30 – 4:50 p.m.

    Tuesday, Aug. 17 8:30 – 10:50 a.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 18 8:30 – 10:50 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 19 8:30 – 10:45 a.m.

    3:30 – 5:05 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 20 8:30 – 10:35 a.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 21 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 23 First Day of School

    All practices 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

    Derek Inouchi

    Media Relations Director

    University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Sports Media Relations

    1337 Lower Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

    (808) 956-4478

  238. Kazz August 3, 2010 6:11 pm

    The Warriors welcome the 2009 Emerald Bowl Champions to the Aloha State.

  239. Kazz August 3, 2010 6:13 pm


  240. Kazz August 3, 2010 6:16 pm


    August 3rd, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    USC Scouting Report:


    Along with Barkley, USC will have a talented defensive line as as ALL are “BIG TIME” players with Armed Armstead and Jurrell Casey both juniors causing problems to the opposition with sr. cornerback Shareece Wright #24 will have the assignment of defending wide out Greg Salas every where he lines up on the ball as SC db’s will bump n run your run n shoot offense and blitz from the safety and linebacker positions.

    Oh yes, DAMN right this is OUR run and shoot offense.




    Show me anyone ashamed of that and I’ll show you a coward.

  241. Kazz August 3, 2010 6:18 pm

    Football is here. Mack’s time is here. Bottom line is the Warriors, OUR WARRIORS HIT THE FIELD AND NOTHING IS DETERMINED WITHOUT ONE DOWN BEING PLAYED.

    My hands are clammy and my chest is getting tight with irritation.

    Bring it on.

    Hit us hard and see how fast we jump up and smack obstacles down.

  242. Kazz August 3, 2010 6:20 pm

    Man, I just got ticked off pretty bad…

    (excuse me)

  243. Kazz August 3, 2010 6:21 pm

    Time to put anger into positive physical actions…


  244. A-House August 3, 2010 6:27 pm


    Please send me an email ahousefamilyatyahoodotcom

  245. tom mui August 3, 2010 6:28 pm

    Don Weir #229 – any time, any place

  246. A-House August 3, 2010 6:31 pm


    me thinks the same thing about Vince Evans, TE walkon to UH – me thinks he looks like a good tackle, right or left, who can be a “receiver” on special plays. May also be a good DE!

    are all the Mt Sac players to walk-on for 2011?

  247. A-House August 3, 2010 6:31 pm

    me also likes Liz Chun – welcome back to UH sports!

  248. A-House August 3, 2010 6:36 pm


    see you on Saturday at the power wash station – get good pastries and coffee before work begins!!

  249. A-House August 3, 2010 6:38 pm


    I think I got about 8 or 9 Sugar Bowl shirts and most still have the tags on them.

    Worth some kala? nah, too precious to sell on ebay!

  250. Ralph August 3, 2010 6:44 pm

    SVG velocity loses to Beverly Bandits 2-1 today, start bracket play tomorrow again Case Batbusters. Jazmine Zamora was 1-3, a single. She made an error that did not cost the team any runs. She bats third and plays ss, a good sign for UH next season. She is the only UH recruit/commit playing in the ASA Gold National Championship in Georgia

  251. TChahng August 3, 2010 6:47 pm

    ST is the MAN! Our gracious blog host just delivered the “something that resembles a UH football media guide” to me ten minutes ago. CHEEEEHUUUUU!! 🙂

  252. RainbowCliff August 3, 2010 6:50 pm

    Mr Kazz, Emerald Champions they may be BUT talent they don’t lack as

    The last two meetings against Hawaii has been blow outs as what really has to happen for Hawaii is to COMPETE and keep the game close as your enthusiasm is noted and hopefully the results can be better then the last beatings the Trojans has given to the Warriors.

    I am not trying to get into a “war of words” with you but just report the facts from USC as I do hope Hawaii can win BUT it’s going to take a GREAT game from the players and coaches together as being picked to finish 5th in the WAC and a 5-8 record is nothing to be happy about as hopefully the team can prove a lot of pronosticators WRONG !

    We will watch and see !

  253. al August 3, 2010 7:05 pm

    vince evans…too bad not the vince evans who qb’ed the chicago bears.

  254. RainbowCliff August 3, 2010 7:45 pm

    Good nite folks and peaceful dreams !

  255. OldDiver August 3, 2010 8:17 pm


    I don’t believe USC has anyone who can cover Salas. What will stop Salas is a effective pass rush. This is not news.

  256. Garret August 3, 2010 8:38 pm

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

    The Department of Homeland Security announced it will buy *3,000* dogs from breeders at the cost of *$4,535* per dog, but only 20% of dogs successfully complete the training process so this will result in the breeding of 15,000 dogs…with 12,000 ending up in shelters! One expert says that they should do what police departments do and adopt their dogs from shelters.

  257. Garret August 3, 2010 8:39 pm

    Identity thieves are now going after the Social Security numbers of kids even before they get a bank account, with hundreds of online businesses selling those numbers under another name to help people establish phony credit and run up huge debts they will never pay off. There are apparently no laws to prosecute these people under due to a legal gray area and this could threaten the US’s entire credit system.

  258. Garret August 3, 2010 8:39 pm

    The US may soon have no need for water-boarding or any other interrogation technique to extract information from terrorists or terrorism suspects because researchers have been able to correlate P300 brain waves to guilty knowledge with *100%* accuracy in the lab. This technology could scan the brain of a terrorist and find out how, when, and where the next attack will occur without any harm to the subject.

  259. Garret August 3, 2010 8:40 pm

    Stanford engineers came up with a new process that simultaneously combines the light and the heat of solar radiation to generate electricity that can be more than twice as efficient as current solar technology. This could reduce the costs of solar energy production enough for it to compete with oil as an energy source.

  260. Garret August 3, 2010 8:40 pm

    Security experts demonstrated how the world’s high-tech locks can be defeated by such simple measures as pushing a paper clip into a key slot!

  261. Garret August 3, 2010 8:41 pm

    Mississippi investigators arrested 2 men that wrapped blocks of wood in duct tape and bubble wrap, attached Toshiba labels, and tried to pass them off as laptops! They also tried to fill binders with paper and pass them off as computers. These “geniuses” were caught when they tried to sell the fake laptops to an off-duty state trooper.

  262. Garret August 3, 2010 8:42 pm

    Sheets of graphene oxide are highly effective at killing bacteria and may be able to be integrated in shoes to keep anyone’s shoes from smelling.

  263. Garret August 3, 2010 8:43 pm

    The worst smog to hit Moscow in almost a decade has resulted in pollution levels 10x above safe levels, which means that Moscow residents are inhaling the equivalent of 40 cigarettes every few hours!

  264. Garret August 3, 2010 8:43 pm

    New York City restaurant is selling the world’s most expensive hot dog…$69 for a hot dog!

  265. Garret August 3, 2010 8:45 pm

    The US military has had a difficult time getting enough skilled translators in Afghanistan and Iraq, and sometimes translators may have ulterior motives. NIST (funded by DARPA) is now testing a real-time translation system that enables 2-way conversation via text-to-speech technology using smartphones (one article said those were Google’s Nexus One phones, but I haven’t seen confirmation).

  266. Garret August 3, 2010 8:45 pm

    Free play links pau. I guess that was 10 instead of 5…I had dozens of other good ones, but 10 is enough.

  267. Garret August 3, 2010 8:56 pm


    I saved the information about the PPV financial implications from the Star-Advertiser to my blog. Here is the part from JD about how UH makes more with PPV+current ticket sales than if they sold every ticket to every game at Aloha Stadium. JD estimates that UH makes the same as if they sold 3,000 *more* tickets over Aloha Stadium’s capacity to every game.

    UH athletic director Jim Donovan counters that with the total PPV revenue, more money is brought in through the service than if PPV were halted and all seven home games last season had instead sold to capacity at 50,000 — or 13,175 higher than the actual 36,725 average tickets distributed (32,404 turnstile). UH estimates $1.76 million was left on the table in unsold ticket revenue in 2009, vs. the $2.47 million PPV brought in that year. Donovan equates it to overselling the stadium by about 3,000 people every game.

  268. Garret August 3, 2010 9:03 pm

    Here is the information about subscriber fees for the Big 10 Network. People in each state with a Big 10 team pay 70 to 80 cents for the channel and people in other states pay 8 to 10 cents for the channel. This is for all the home games for 11 schools, all in HD, for every football and basketball game, plus most of the games for baseball, softball, volleyball, etc. So, if the going rate for 11 schools with high TV ratings is a total of 80 cents, I doubt that UH could get 80 cents per household by itself. The math seems to indicate that UH would make a lot less than they would with PPV.

    The BTN collects rights fees (via cable and satellite companies) of 70 cents to 80 cents per month from its subscribers in the eight-state footprint. Those in states such as Nebraska and New York, who get the channel via a sports tier, chip in about 10 cents per month.

  269. Garret August 3, 2010 9:08 pm

    To this date USC has 71 football players on scholarship and NO walk on program.


    Actually, USC is now down to 70 players. They also *do* have at least one walk-on that I can think of–Abe M, who I think was working at second team on the OL.

    Player defections and releases have left USC with 70 scholarship players — the NCAA limit is 85 — as it prepares for a season that includes nonconference games against Hawaii, Virginia, Minnesota and Notre Dame, and a Pacific 10 Conference schedule that features road games at Washington State, Stanford, Arizona, Oregon State and UCLA.

  270. Kazz August 3, 2010 9:15 pm


    Chawan msg’d me that he’ll be up at UH this Saturday too. We’re both on power-wash duty.

  271. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 3, 2010 11:06 pm

    DrDoc and I will be there with DaBells on – painting benches and other stuff by The Stan.

  272. Slugger August 3, 2010 11:15 pm


    Thanks! I have a link to your blog where you have the article links.

    If UH makes more $$ from PPV over the capacity of the stadium, then it’s a viable way to increase revenues. But they need to win to increase stadium tickets sales… I’m thinking about subscribing to PPV at $99 since I spend as much $ or more going out on away game-days. Not as much fun or being rowdy, but I might do it… Something to think about.

  273. papajoe2 August 3, 2010 11:49 pm

    #272 slugger. How did you get the $99 rate? If this is not a mistake, I would like to get that rate too. We pay $420 for the whole package. Is that just the away games?

  274. Slugger August 4, 2010 12:10 am


    The $99 is being offered to those who have season tickets for FB. It supplements the home games. Sorry, it’s not available for those who only buy PPV. I figured if I spent $20-$25 per away game, going to a sports bar or wherever a Tsaiko-organized TV-Gate is held, I spend about the same kala or less for the PPV package. I get nose-bleed seats, so my total cost is less than $450.

  275. papajoe2 August 4, 2010 12:20 am

    Thanks slugger.

  276. Kekoa August 4, 2010 12:49 am

    Slugger ~ Did UHFan808 contact you about the Ranch House?

    Also, Aunty Amy sent a video on Pidgen. Seriously funny stuff!

    Forgot to welcome jm2375 back home. (I changed da locks on da clubhouse while she was gone…hehehehe).

  277. Slugger August 4, 2010 1:01 am

    Well, lock up the clubhouse, Kekoa! jm2375 has been having fun in the DC area and I’m sure she’s still in the mood.

    I also got the Pidgin video. It’s part of the film I saw at the HIFF festival & it was also on channel 10.

    UHFan808 has not contacted me about the Ranch House. I was thinking of getting a prime rib dinner there for one of my HS classmates who has MS and can no longer feed himself. But if the Willows includes prime rib on their lunch menu, that would be a better option in the timing. I could get it to Bryan at an earlier time of day.

    Just went to 3660 on the Rise with my cousins. Wonderful to get together again after decades, but sad to know it’s because my godfather passed away. Off to bed so I can go over to help my godmother tomorrow.


  278. RainbowCliff August 4, 2010 1:15 am

    #255 Old Diver: USC has PLENTY of corner backs “EIGHT” to be exact as they can cover, hit and tackle. Their average sizes are from 5’8″ to 6’1″ as weight with in the 170 and 180 range. Your offensive line will get TESTED as yes you are correct about their pass rush which is an area of concern for the Warriors as over the years playing the Trojans this has been a factor in margin of victory.

    Covering Salas will be done by committee but to say “you don’t believe they don’t have anyone that can cover him is nonsense as the question will be can Hawaii stop USC balance offense attack that will RUN and throw it to skill athletic players all over the field and in the past meetings has exploited the Warriors in this area !

    Let’s just hope to “COMPETE” and not get BLOWN as in 1999 it was 62 to 7 in Hawaii, 2003 61 to 32 in Los Angeles and in 2005 63 to 17 once more in LA as the FACTS speaks for it self !

    Enough said !

  279. RainbowCliff August 4, 2010 1:41 am

    #269 Garret: Lane Kiffin speaking at his press conference refer to 71 scholarships as he spoke with confidence about this team playing it out this season as he did need help from time to time from his SID on certain stats and facts.

    As far as walk ons Kiffin stated that it is very difficult to do because cost of tuition going to USC and too many scholarship skill athletes they recruit nationally as I do beleive the player walk on you are prefering to is #50 Abe Markowitz from Hawaii Kai via Punahou High School as his position is center as a RS sophomore with hopes he can travel back with the team to re-visit family and friends.

    Good Morning !

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