Wayne wins tickets; Reyes gets Hilo job, to hire Wilton

Avis has selected “Wayne”  as the winner of six tickets to Friday’s baseball game.

To claim your prize, please text me at (808) 256-0223.

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Former UH associate head coach Tino Reyes has been named the  interim head coach of the UH-Hilo women’s volleyball team.

His first act? He will hire Mike Wilton, former UH head coach, as his assistant. Wilton’s wife is from Hilo, and he once owned a house there.

“For sure,” Reyes said of adding Wilton.

They coached the Warriors for 17 seasons. Before that, they coached the Cal Poly women’s team.

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UH head coach Greg McMackin leaves today to conduct a series of football clinics and lectures in Japan.

The intent of the trip is to maintain relationships between UH and athletic programs in Japan. The hope is that UH, which is looking to expand its recruiting base in all sports, will eventually land several players from Japan. From that, UH could build a following in Asia that could help marketing.

After UH’s goodwill trip last year, about 25 football coaches from Japan participated in the Warriors’ football coaches clinic. A college team has promised to train on the UH campus for a week next month.

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The Warrior volleyball team left today for a crucial four-match road trip to California.

vbwalkerJoshua Walker

vbvsOn the shuttle

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And, of course, we know about the significance of tomorrow’s basketball game between UH and Boise State.

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Busy day for BG. Today is the birthday for BG’s wife (Betty) and daughter (Hina).

And let’s not forget a happy birthday wish to our silent blogger — Wreckneyze.

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Today’s thought (from Kim Kaopuiki):

It is good to remember that the tea kettle, although up to its neck in hot water, continues to sing.


  1. Cheyah! March 3, 2010 6:51 am

    Is everybody still sleeping? I need some Warrior football!

    Go Warriors!

  2. haka March 3, 2010 6:54 am

    Good Luck Coach Mack!
    Go Warriors!
    Let’s Go Bows!
    Aloha Kakahiaka All!

  3. haka March 3, 2010 6:55 am

    Let’s Go Bows!
    Go Wahine!

  4. Buffoman March 3, 2010 6:56 am

    Top 3 today?

  5. haka March 3, 2010 6:58 am

    Happy Everyday!
    OK ’nuff 🙂

  6. Stephen Tsai March 3, 2010 6:59 am

    If you scoot over to UH pronto, you can see some the Warrior Games.

  7. Bigislandkurt March 3, 2010 7:01 am

    Yeeeeaaahh. Top 10.

    I feel like we are in the doldrums. March madness will be here soon to temporarily tend to my sports/football withdrawals. Spring Football cannot be here soon enough.


  8. Bigislandkurt March 3, 2010 7:03 am

    TS……any insight on how the Big Island (Jordan Loefler) is doing? I’ve been hearing some good things. I also heard that Brett Leonard moved to guard.


  9. Stephen Tsai March 3, 2010 7:07 am

    Loeffler has been doing well.
    It appears he filled out. Wasn’t he really skinny in high school?
    He’s doing field drills with the rest of the linemen every other morning.

  10. blikeke March 3, 2010 7:14 am

    Shoji gets list of candidates for Sealy’s job today . Rumor, only 3 applied ?

  11. Stephen Tsai March 3, 2010 7:17 am

    Shoji list:

    That I don’t know.
    Let me tell you, that when applications go to Paula, they are locked up. Paula gives up nothing, not to coaches or administrators.
    That leaves reporters to ask the applicants.

  12. Pomai March 3, 2010 7:25 am

    ST when this team from Japan comes over to train is it going to open to the public? Would be kind of neat to see what they have.

  13. Pomai March 3, 2010 7:27 am

    If they come over after spring practice starts could there be a small kind scrimmage in the making?

  14. Stretch March 3, 2010 7:32 am

    Ohayo Gozaimasu Tsaikos!!

    “Happy Girls Day.”

    There is a giveaway for the first game of the baseball doubleheader on Friday. They are passing out 500 megaphones. I know a few people who could use those.

    Happy Birthday to Betty, Hina and Wreck!!

  15. Kaliimc March 3, 2010 7:34 am

    Happy Girls Day

  16. curveball March 3, 2010 7:41 am

    “Happy Girls Day.”

  17. myki March 3, 2010 7:48 am

    Good Morning to all!!

    Happy Birthday to Betty, Hina, and the long lost Wreck. Hope you all have a wonderful day.

    “Happy Girls Day”

    Have a great day and hope to see some of you at the “Les” tomorrow.

  18. NYUH March 3, 2010 7:53 am

    I’m with you Bigislandkurt, usually a good basketball season helps tide this dead period. Unfortunately the best news during this period is no news. To make my case:


    “Sure, you can fire Greg McMackin, notable slurrer of Notre Dame football and Orwellian enemy of the free press.

    But who are you gonna get to replace him?”

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 7:53 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Good luck to Mac and crew!

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 7:58 am

    Happy Birth/Girls Day to Betty and Hina!

    Happy Girls Day to our Tsaikette readers near and far!

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 7:59 am


    You can come home to the blog now.

  22. al March 3, 2010 8:00 am

    happy birthday to bg’s girls, betty and hina!

    “Happy Girls Day.”

  23. A-House March 3, 2010 8:01 am

    Wow, oh wow – it’s Wreck’s, Betty, and Hina’s birthday today!

    Happy Birfday to all!

    Happy Girls day to all Tsaiketes near and far!

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 8:02 am

    Oh yeah-

    Happy Birthday to lurkin’ Wreck!

  25. al March 3, 2010 8:04 am

    happy bday to the wreckineyez!

  26. Stephen Tsai March 3, 2010 8:09 am

    Yes, the Japan team’s practices will be open. UH can’t coach them on the field. But the coaches can watch film with them and go over Xs and Os.

  27. d1島 March 3, 2010 8:09 am

    Shiawase na on’nanoko bi

    Happy Hina Matsuri

    Happy Girls Day

  28. d1島 March 3, 2010 8:11 am

    Happy Birthday to Betty, Hina and Wreck!

  29. d1島 March 3, 2010 8:15 am


    Don’t expect a scrimmage. When Kansai Gaidai U. came over for a preseason game against SLS in ’98, it wasn’t even close – 46-0.

  30. sjmacro March 3, 2010 8:16 am

    Happy Tsaikettes Day and—-Happy Birthday to Betty, Hina and Wreck!

    “Happy Girls Day.”

  31. Pomai March 3, 2010 8:26 am

    #29 d1

    I understand that but I think it would be a good thing for the players from Japan to go up against a D1 team to at least get a idea of how the have progressed, It wouldn’t have to be a full on scrimmage but maybe a little 7 on 7

  32. djmitcho March 3, 2010 8:28 am

    Good Morning All! Happy Birthday to Betty, Hina and Wreck!
    Happy Girl’s Day to the Tsaikettes!

  33. RedZone March 3, 2010 8:37 am

    Happy birthday to Wreck and belated thanks to all tsaikos for birday wishes. I have been very busy but I do check the blog everyday. ST does not miss a thing. He is da bess.

  34. RedZone March 3, 2010 8:38 am

    d1 didn’t Kansai have a 100 lb db?

  35. PONO March 3, 2010 8:45 am


  36. Wayne March 3, 2010 8:50 am

    Happy Girls Day!

  37. Slugger March 3, 2010 8:55 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    Good luck to Coach Mack in Japan. I remember sitting next to several Japanese coaches at practice one day last year.

    Go ‘Bows! Rooting for the home teams, MVB & MBB. One win at a time.

    Happy Girls Day!

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 9:12 am

    If I try to be a s smart as say, al, here’s what I would say about the Japanese team and a local scrimmage:

    Form two squads with players from Japan and Hawaii on each side, and have a limited contact scrimmage. Sure, its not a full fledged scrimmage, but it would help to strengthen UH’s ties with the Japanes football community and give the Japanes squad at least a small taste of local competition.

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 9:13 am

    Oh yeah- keep the Hawaii participants limited to the scout team.

  40. jm2375 March 3, 2010 9:14 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Girls Day!

    Happy Birthday to Betty, Hina & Wreck!

    Good luck to the Warriors and Wahine!

    Will we ever see a Japanese university baseball team here again? Or does the shortened season not allow enough time for exhibition games?

  41. koakane March 3, 2010 9:15 am

    hippo birdie two ewe betty, hina and long lost wreck

    morning to all the tsaiko’s on this gloomy morning

    Happy Girls Day

  42. Slugger March 3, 2010 9:20 am

    Hau’oli La Hanau, Wrechneyze!!! Hope we see you soon.

  43. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 3, 2010 9:22 am

    Happy Girls Day

  44. A-House March 3, 2010 9:23 am

    Is baseball the second “national” sport of Japan?

    Hard to displace “sumo” as #1.

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 9:25 am

    That should read “Japanese” above. Two times. Sorry. I was having such a hard time trying to be as smart as al that I forgot how to spell.

  46. d1島 March 3, 2010 9:42 am


    Can’t recall, but I wouldn’t doubt the claim.
    They were so “fascinated” by the size of the SLS OL in particular when they first saw them. I remember watching them in front of the fieldhouse taking pictures standing next to a coupla guys and giggling like…..well, schoolgirls. 🙄

  47. (Jesse)James March 3, 2010 9:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…whew…been super busy but trying to stay informed about UH sports…..

    Happy B-Day to one of the originals….Wreck…where are you man???

    Happy B-Day also to Betty and the kid…

    Good to hear about the outreach with Japan…it could pay off in the future….

  48. SteveM March 3, 2010 9:44 am


    Happy Girl’s Day.

  49. SteveM March 3, 2010 9:49 am


    …c’mon back, Wreck…the coast is clear…haven’t seen Maryann(e) in a long time. 😐

  50. GRM March 3, 2010 9:53 am

    Hinamatsuri, omedetogozaimasu!! Happy Girls Day!!

  51. SteveM March 3, 2010 10:00 am

    Been so long that we forgot how to spell Wreck’s name.
    WreckinEyez … as in the group. 🙂

  52. (Jesse)James March 3, 2010 10:06 am

    Maryann(e).???? Where’s ginger??? MWAHAHAHHAHA

  53. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 3, 2010 10:07 am


    Oh.. and dunno bout a Japanese baseball team but there will be a Japanese softball team coming to face the Wahine in a few weeks.

    Wahine smashed them pretty good last time.

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 10:09 am

    Speakin’ o’ which. JJ, did u hear that there is “Giligan’s Isle” movie in the works? I got the Captain part if you’ll play Giliigan! 😆

  55. addahknowjoe March 3, 2010 10:12 am


    Gmorning gang!

  56. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 10:12 am

    Garret could be the Professor…

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 10:12 am

    Howzit Braddah Joe!

  58. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 10:13 am

    Hi ho!

  59. (Jesse)James March 3, 2010 10:14 am

    DPK…I heard that….

    Wait, I thought you were playing Mrs. Howell….???? BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAA


  60. SteveM March 3, 2010 10:26 am

    Gilligan’s Island movie with the Kid and (J)James? Don’t know why, but bulla came to mind as Mr. Howell…he has the voice for the part. 🙂

  61. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 3, 2010 10:31 am

    Spent a good deal of time writing updates on a variety of sports-related public policy issues only to somehow delete my work. Don’t have time to put it together again, but I did want to report that the person responsible for the Budweiser Bullpen Blue Tent is out of the office until tomorrow. Will report back here as soon as I find out wassup.

    Have a good rest of the day.

  62. LizKauai m/ March 3, 2010 10:37 am

    Hauoli Lahanau to Betty, Hina and Wreck!!


  63. LizKauai m/ March 3, 2010 10:38 am

    Coach Mack, have a safe and wonderful trip!



  64. Kazz March 3, 2010 10:43 am

    Basketball rumors abound…

    Reggie Theus eh?

    Sounds good, but is it? Is someone like a Reggie Theus going to commit to Hawaii or use Hawaii as a “holding area” until the next big NCAA or NBA gig comes calling?

    Is Theus willing to take the time to turn UH men’s basketball into it’s own “BIG TIME GIG”? If he is willing to commit to MORE than 2-3 years. Then a rumored Theus hire or courtship would be a great step in the right direction as opposed to a “quickie” nut buster.

    June Jones was the “model” for what qualities a head coach would need to “reconstruct” a damaged UH program. We all know the challeges ALL UH programs face without having to repeat it.

  65. Bulla March 3, 2010 10:47 am

    happy burfday to betty, hina, and my big boi wreck!!!

  66. Kazz March 3, 2010 10:57 am

    Gilligan’s Island Movie??? 😯

    They should go DARK with it and I don’t mean like some magical island that can travel back in time stuff either like “Lost”.

    I wanna see an episode where they cannibalize someone… best bet, not to eat the Skipper yet. Start off small like Gilligan aka “appetizer”…:lol:

  67. Kazz March 3, 2010 11:01 am


    It’s not “Ginger”, it’s “Gin-JAH” as in:

    “ho braddah, wot get inside dis chicken fo make ’em so ono?” “GIN -JAH” 😎

  68. A-House March 3, 2010 11:04 am

    What conference does The Citidal play in? I know it is some military-type school like Texas A&M.

    People laugh when the hear that A&M represents “agriculture and mining”.

  69. rage777 March 3, 2010 11:09 am

    Maybe we can get A.C. to come back as a coach. His time with the Nuggets are looking like it’s coming to an end. He can hire Alika as his assistant, or maybe Alika should be the coach and A.C. the assistant.

  70. A-House March 3, 2010 11:16 am

    jus a wondering:

    if all the D1 schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisana all break away and form their own “super” BCS conference –

    how will this affect the collegiate football and basketball landscape? seem to make geographic sense from the expense, travel time, recruiting, etc. point of view – biggest rivals could be the SEC and BIG10.

    this would take away schools from the BIG 12, MWC and WAC – rough count of 14 teams.

  71. SailorBlue March 3, 2010 11:18 am

    Happy birthday Betty and Hina!

    “Happy Girls Day.”

  72. Cheyah! March 3, 2010 11:26 am

    re: #6
    thanks ST but it would take a 5 hour flight from Cali for me to get there. I’m just jonesin for some Warrior football!

    Oh yeah! I heart Warrior Beat! And I’m jus sayin not playin! Have a great day everyone!

    Go Warriors!

  73. BG March 3, 2010 11:37 am


    Just showed Betty and Hina all the birthday wishes. They were just thrilled with the thought that folks could be thinking of them today. Huge thank-you to ST!!!

    Back to “Quantitative Reasoning for Business” homework….

    BTW. Kazz, thanks for all the stuff on the softball team. Last year, I had John Nakamura (volunteer coach) on my softball team to ask questions, but he’s no longer with the team this year.

  74. Pomai March 3, 2010 11:59 am

    From just Googleing Japanese American Football, it seems that it has caught on already, from what I could see they could have some DB, LB and even Slots that could play D1 ball.

  75. Jack Flash March 3, 2010 12:02 pm

    Happy Girls Day.

    Are there any updates on the Pac-10 adding teams? Hawaii should stay on top of this.

  76. Rob25 March 3, 2010 12:22 pm

    Happy Girls Day!

  77. Rob25 March 3, 2010 12:26 pm

    Happy Girls Day.

    Just in case they don’t like the exclamation.

    Okay, now that’s out of the way…..

    Happy Birthday Betty, Hina, and Wreck!! Have a great hump day!!

    Ummm Kazz, you feeling okay buddy….that was going REALLY dark 😯 Did Dara start something on Monday?!?!

    Hey SailorBlue….haven’t seen you in a while. Hope to see you at baseball. You can witness Stretch having “conversations” with the team. It’s eye-opening!

  78. Kazz March 3, 2010 12:40 pm

    Yeah Rob, that was too “DARK” yeah?

    Ok… something “lighter” then:

    Potential Gilligan’s Island Tsaiko actors:




    Mr. Howell (think of people that would look good in what Thurston Howell wore)

    Mrs. Howell
    -Mrs. A-House

    -Colomaohana (was Mary Ann loud?)

    -Colomaohana (then change character’s name to GINJAH – see above post #67)

    ***#8th new member***:

    Koakane as Koakane.

  79. Stephen Tsai March 3, 2010 12:44 pm

    Breaking news reports a gas leak in Manoa.
    I promise it wasn’t me.

  80. A-House March 3, 2010 12:48 pm


    Director would have to be very “out-side-the-box” to fit in koakane – what role to you envision?

  81. wafan March 3, 2010 12:48 pm

    Happy birthday to Betty, Hina, and Wreck!

  82. Kazz March 3, 2010 12:54 pm


    Koakane is just Koakane. For us we know.

    The audience too would have to think outside the box. 😆

  83. Kazz March 3, 2010 12:56 pm

    No lie Stephen! It’s those damn Warrior Dogs with chili, jalapenos, and onions!!!!

  84. Kazz March 3, 2010 12:58 pm


    BTW, if you and the Mrs gonna come softball on Saturday afternoon/evening bring a good jacket or a blanket perhaps. It gets windy on a “normal” day but if the weather keeps up the way it is… oh boy… 😯

    I swear, that is like the coldest venue on campus. No wonder ST recommended the chili a while ago!

  85. Da Punchbowl Kid March 3, 2010 12:58 pm

    Warrior Dogs with chili, jalapenos, and onions!!!!


  86. Ralph March 3, 2010 1:05 pm

    Happy Girls Day!

  87. Ralph March 3, 2010 1:05 pm

    Happy Birthday to Betty, Hina and Wreckineyes

  88. Stephen Tsai March 3, 2010 1:06 pm

    I hope the softball games aren’t televised.
    They always stick me in the wind tunnel.

  89. BigIslandkurt March 3, 2010 1:10 pm

    ST…..The Big Island wasn’t really that skinny in HIgh school. He was just a tall, rangy youngsta that is still growing into his man body. Mind you, his “boy body” was already 6’5 275. I believe he always hovered between 275 and 285. He’s a tackle more in the range of the jet’s d’brckshaw Ferguerson. Tall and long. But the bradduh has some base too. LIke I said earlier, Jordan Loefler has the potential to be one of the greatest UH tackles ever. I see him maxing out at about 305-310lbs. I just gotta remember that this is still a young boy. Still growing. But his enthusiasm is infectious. Watch that boy. He’s gonna make the state proud.


  90. SteveM March 3, 2010 1:12 pm

    You folks don’t think Koakane could play Gilligan? My first impression too, but after further review…. 😯

  91. BigIslandkurt March 3, 2010 1:13 pm

    Sardines, onion, chili pepper and poi. The lunch of champions.

    Save the yellow oil to make fried rice later. Mmm mm mmm.


  92. Kazz March 3, 2010 1:16 pm

    Get baseball all weekend so no softball on TV and I don’t think Sunday’s softball games are going to be televised either, so you’re safe ST! 🙂

    I think it kinda sucks that so far the only televised game was that bad opener against McNeese St.

  93. ty1hawaii March 3, 2010 1:20 pm

    “Happy Girls Day.”

  94. Ralph March 3, 2010 1:23 pm

    congratulations to Tino Reyes, he will put UH Hilo back on track and be a force in volleyball

  95. Mrs. A-House March 3, 2010 1:31 pm

    Good Afternoon & Happy Girls’ Day Everybody!

    To Wreck – Betty – Hina –

    Best wishes, my dear friends, for all the very best on this special birthday…and many, many more.

    A-House –

    When does “Girls’ Day” no longer apply to your wife and adult daughter? Just wondering. Past experiences have taught me never to “expect” gifts/goodies, but . . .

    Kazz –

    What a character you are. Thanks for making my day. I was so pleased to be in the running to be cast as Mrs. Howell. My competition is very tough, and I would expect to come in a distant third to the other two “stars” nominated. Thanks for thinking about me, though. You made me very happy.

    And, yes, I know how to bundle up against the cold winds of Manoa. We’ve attended enough baseball games in the past to be prepared…especially when the softball stadium faces the cold winds coming down the valley. Looking forward to the chili. Hope they don’t run out.

    ST –

    You mentioned a “gas leak” in Manoa. I can only confirm a biological, man-made “gas leak” in Maunawili that occurs daily. If no one fesses up to being the culprit, you can point a finger at me. Why else do you think I can complete my household chores in under an hour??…natural gas propelled movements always do the trick.

  96. HiFlyer March 3, 2010 1:34 pm

    Kazz – you gotta add curveball to the captains list, and me as Mr Howell no way.

  97. Ralph March 3, 2010 1:49 pm

    Duffer Sam’s club in Pearl City sells Krispy Kreme

  98. wafan March 3, 2010 1:49 pm

    Merry Girls’ Day to the all of the Tsai-kettes!!!

  99. wafan March 3, 2010 1:50 pm

    Ralph . . .

    Nothing beats the fresh out of the fryer and just newly coated donut at Krispie Kreme!

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm and warm, too!

  100. wafan March 3, 2010 1:51 pm


  101. wafan March 3, 2010 1:52 pm

    Congratulations to Tino, too!

  102. wafan March 3, 2010 1:54 pm

    Good luck to the mvb and mbb teams, and Mack.

    Bring back some wins and great news!

  103. d1島 March 3, 2010 2:10 pm


    The Citadel is in the Southern Conference. Some more recognizable members include Appalachian St. and Georgia Southern.


    …and so whitey no give you scoldings like he did to me,

    it’s Agriculture and Machinery 🙂

  104. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 3, 2010 2:18 pm

    Re Gilligan’s island re-make. That’s a great example of what I meant. Mahalo.

  105. A-House March 3, 2010 2:26 pm


    I was waiting for Whitey to do a come back on A&M, but he must be traversing to the “dark side” and neva read the blog – whew, good thing for me odda wise, good scoldings.

  106. d1島 March 3, 2010 2:26 pm


    You sure you not talking about Royal Creem crackers?

  107. A-House March 3, 2010 2:28 pm

    I’m looking at my wall clock and it shows 2:48pm, but blog has my post at 2:26pm.

    Has the blog clock ever been right?

  108. d1島 March 3, 2010 2:33 pm


    Maybe they using LizKauai’s clock for time ’em? Stay mo’ fa wesside so lillo bit slow, eh?

  109. wafan March 3, 2010 2:38 pm

    d1 . . .

    Is the clock slow because it is further West or is it slow because it is on the West-side?


  110. curveball March 3, 2010 2:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Betty, Hina, and Wreck

  111. d1島 March 3, 2010 2:45 pm


    You say to-may-to, I say to-mah-to.

    ….Just fix da dang ting! 😆

  112. RedZone March 3, 2010 2:45 pm

    I got back from the swap meet a little while ago and there seems to be a lot of repair work going on at the stadium. I can see shy there will be no spring game there.

    It looks like they are focussing on the roof and the makai section of the stadium. They are also constructing a lot of staging at the other sections except for the south end zone section. It appears so far that the roof will be green.

    I took some pics which are being uploaded to photobucket right now. It is the first time I am doing this and it is taking a long time. I will post link once it is done for those who are interested.

  113. Slugger March 3, 2010 2:47 pm

    Congrats to Tino Reyes! and Mike Wilton!

    Happy Girls Day…to all of the Tsaikettes!

  114. d1島 March 3, 2010 2:49 pm




  115. Pride. March 3, 2010 2:51 pm

    # wafan:
    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Ralph . . .

    Nothing beats the fresh out of the fryer and just newly coated donut at Krispie Kreme!

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm and warm, too!

    Wafan, next time you come home, you should try the Kamehameha Bakery. Small stone throws away from your high school alma mater. Line starts on School street at 4:00 A.M.

    Some say their glazed donuts are better than Crispy Creme’s. I think it’s close.

  116. TYaiea March 3, 2010 2:54 pm

    It’s agricultural and mechanical. see it quite often on tv game shows.

  117. RedZone March 3, 2010 2:58 pm

    Here are the photos of the stadium


  118. SteveM March 3, 2010 3:05 pm

    OK, who started all this anyway….bet it as the Kid. Thank you Kazz, for mentioning me in post #78. 😳

    If it was my new comedy remake, it would feature…

    Koakane as Gilligan
    Bulla as the Skipper
    (J)James as the Professor
    jm2375 as Mary Ann
    Colomaohana as Ginjah
    DPK as Mr. Howell
    Mrs. A-House as Mrs. Howell

    … and if there’s an eight: homey as homey

    No need script writers– just behave naturally! 😆
    Too easy, yeah?

  119. Momo March 3, 2010 3:11 pm

    Happy girls day….

  120. wafan March 3, 2010 3:16 pm

    Pride . . .

    Mom’s neighbor shared some kind of donut from the Kamehameha Bakery this past summer. I think it was filled with taro? Anyhow, I have to agree with you about the quality. Oh my.

    Besides, you are bigger than I am and I have this bad habit of wanting to continue to breathe on my own. HA!

  121. jojo ® March 3, 2010 3:16 pm

    jojo kind of here, but not completely

    Happy Birthday to Wreck, Betty, and Hina!!!

  122. wafan March 3, 2010 3:16 pm

    d1 . . .


  123. wafan March 3, 2010 3:21 pm

    Redzone . . .

    Thanks for the pix! Looks like a giant Erector set. Kind of wondering about the 20 more years estimate. Geez, they forced the termites to hold hands and now they expect the same from the rust?

  124. SailorBlue March 3, 2010 3:33 pm

    Rob25 ~ just finished up with a major project that took up a significant amount of my time…whew…we’ll make it to a game soon…I can just imagine Stretch’s ‘conversations’…only way to make it more interesting is if PP is there as well 🙂

  125. dave March 3, 2010 3:36 pm

    whats up bik jordan loffler has lots of work to be a good offense tackle for uh warrior football team first his footwork and football skills then coach shaw can make a good right or left tackle but jordan has to work hard on the lineman drill every day . goodluck jordan with school work and the 2010 football season .

  126. wafan March 3, 2010 3:40 pm

    I remember what it was the neighbor brought over. We had spoken a few days earlier about their son missing malasadas on the mainland — I had to agree! Couple mornings later . . . a box of taro malasadas from Kamehameha Bakery. YUM!

  127. chawan_cut March 3, 2010 3:41 pm

    “Happy Girls Day.”

  128. NorthShoreFan March 3, 2010 3:48 pm

    Happy B-day to all b-day Tsai-kos!…Have guud special day!..
    Off topic stuffs…

    (Newser) – A convicted burglar slipped out of prison in Texas to make a late-night run to Wal-Mart for cigarettes, then slipped back in. About 70 different times. The 19-year-old reportedly dyed his prison uniform with coffee so he wouldn’t raise eyebrows at the store, reports the Austin American-Statesman. It also helped that he worked as a prison trusty in a fenceless unit. …

    Wot?..dis guy is good! Like one FedEx frm jail!…

    Citadel seems to be a pretty good ball team…BaseBows in for a good series…

  129. Stephen Tsai March 3, 2010 4:04 pm

    TWO Russian men died in a sauna after jumping into a plunge pool that had accidentally been heated to boiling point, investigators and media said.

    The two men jumped into the pool to cool down after sweating in a steam room.

    A third man tried to save the victims but was unable to pull the men out of the boiling water, Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid reported today.

    The two men’s bodies were discovered in the sauna in the city of Kirov in central Russia on February 18 and “their death was caused by overheating”, the Kirov regional investigative committee confirmed in a statement.

    The water in the pool was “overheated due to an error by one of the victims,” investigators said.

    Saunas usually include a cold plunge pool.

    The men were named by investigators as the director of an old people’s home and the director of a residential home for people with psychiatric problems.

  130. LizKauai m/ March 3, 2010 4:04 pm

    Congrats Tino and Mike!


  131. koakane March 3, 2010 4:09 pm

    kam bakery 😀 ono butter rolls nuff said

    congrats to treyes for being named head coach at UH Hilo. thought wilton was in arizona after he finished helping out in bywho utah? man this guy travels

    sailor blue stretch does not have a conversation it more like giving out their personal life history 😯

  132. jm2375 March 3, 2010 4:15 pm

    Good afternoon Tsai-kos!

    Congrats to Tino Reyes! So, will he commute back & forth or will the family move to Hilo? 3 of his kids are middle/high school.

  133. Bokal March 3, 2010 4:16 pm

    “Happy Girls Day.”

  134. wafan March 3, 2010 4:17 pm

    Early congratulations to Wilton on his pending new job in Hilo!!! Whoo-hoo!

  135. d1島 March 3, 2010 4:28 pm

    For those who might still be thinking of going to Reno for the WAC tourney….

    someone already hit MegaBux there.

    John W. Johnson of Denver, Colo. hit a $10,422,754.08 Megabucks® MegaJackpot® at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport on Sunday, February 21, 2010.

    Johnson had just arrived in Reno with his wife and teammates for the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Open Championship that kicked-off this weekend. The lucky winner said he had just deplaned when he approached the Megabucks® machine and deposited $20. After playing just $12, the MegaJackpot® hit, making Johnson the first Megabucks® winner of 2010.

  136. Fan March 3, 2010 4:36 pm

    Bigislandkurt – you sound like an “agent” for this kid from Hilo, please, give the kid a break, don’t crown him with “ridiculous” predictions or opinions, let the kid ease into his College academics and training regimen, he hasn’t even taken a live snap in D1 football. Big Island OL players from the past, Kaulana Noa (Honoka’a) in particular had huge success at UH and short Professional career, Samson kela (Waiakea), also played quality football for UH.

  137. wafan March 3, 2010 4:37 pm

    JR Celski was mobbed today in Issaquah, his home town. Geez, lots of screaming girls falling all over themselves. Even the female reporter was going ga-ga over him. As she said, she got to fondle his medals. Funny!

  138. wafan March 3, 2010 4:39 pm

    Curriculum time.


  139. Manoa Mist March 3, 2010 4:40 pm

    129. That’s a hot story Stephen.

  140. el guapo March 3, 2010 4:54 pm


    March 3rd, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    congratulations to Tino Reyes, he will put UH Hilo back on track and be a force in volleyball

    under Bruce Atkinson, UH Hilo was:
    2007 23-5
    2008 21-7
    2009 25-2

    What would meet your definition or standard of “back on track”?

    I would be concerned about maintaining this level. As I recall, Mike Wilton’s time as coach of the Cal Poly women did not end well.

  141. BigIslandkurt March 3, 2010 5:01 pm

    @ Ralph #94….

    Thank you El Guapo for the clarification. Reyes will take the job with TREMENDOUS pressure to succeed. Dr. Bruce took HIlo to Amazing heights over the past three years. Hope TR can bring in a few more Brazilians! Sounds like Josimara Pinhero will still be in Hilo after graduation. I sure hope TR utilizes these great recruiting tools.

    UH-HILO Volleyball is back. WE been back for the last three years and the momentum is strong. Like June Jones and UH, Bruce Atkinson truly believes that he is handing over a good program to the new coach. All of next years’ recruits are all ready in place.


  142. Kekoa (iPhone) March 3, 2010 5:05 pm

    It’s better than being awash in red ink!

  143. BigIslandkurt March 3, 2010 5:12 pm

    @Fan, #136,
    I trust you will say the same to all who have given love and aloha to “the beast,” who is often mentioned on this blog with great love and adoration? Probably not. Then why would you direct that last post to me? Fair enough, free country. Here’s my response:

    I am not an agent for the Big Island or any other player. However, I am one who have worked with countless college students and many a college athlete. I will give that same aloha to the POTENTIAL of any kid if they got it. No be so quick to pour your sour opinion on my excitement for Jordan’s (or any kid’s) potential. The only thing “ridiculous” about this exchange is your spinning of my post as some ungodly pressure-filled curse that I’m putting on this boy. I’m just showing some aloha to this boy and his journey. If you cannot see that, then maybe you need to take one happy pill. I’m sure you heard the old adage about “if you no more nothing nice to say, then….”

    You watch.


  144. Kekoa (iPhone) March 3, 2010 5:18 pm

    BIK ~ Imua UH Hilo! Time for some respect to be shown. Let the foundation be put in place.

  145. lopaka43 March 3, 2010 5:28 pm


    Nothing like a nomination to play the role of Mr. Howell in the Gilligan Island remake to make you realize you are turning into a fat old fut. LOL!!

    In my head, I am still in my 20s and a candidate for the role of the Professor.

    Oh well…

    Esme and back to lurking

  146. Kekoa (iPhone) March 3, 2010 6:01 pm

    Kazz ~ Eh?…KoaMahu goin’ pitch a beoitch! You know she like be Gin-jah. Careful Kazz no get between her ‘n Mama C cause dey goin’ tangle!

  147. A-House March 3, 2010 6:20 pm

    Hmmmmmm, Pac West VB starting to look very interesting with Tino R being selected as HC – Congrats to him and much good fortune!

  148. A-House March 3, 2010 6:23 pm


    guess that settles it A&M =s agricultural and mechanical!

  149. d1島 March 3, 2010 6:53 pm


    A person familiar with the decision says the Washington Redskins have put a first-round tender on restricted free agent quarterback Jason Campbell.

    The tender is worth about $3.1 million, the move means other teams would have to give up a first-round pick to sign Campbell.

  150. d1島 March 3, 2010 6:56 pm

    Gotta love the second comment on ESPN’s site of the Campbell news…

    hes not worth a first round tender not even a chicken tender


  151. wafan March 3, 2010 6:59 pm


  152. protector March 3, 2010 7:45 pm

    Hey ‘d1’,

    Can they even get a second round pick for Campbell? They’d better lower their expectations or they’ll end up with nothing. Let’s hope the Redskins don’t draft any highly-touted QBs.

  153. Ralph March 3, 2010 8:08 pm

    El guapo and bik my bad, I don’t recall UH Hilo having successful season from 07, 08, and 09, yup tough act to follow, but Hilo was at one time invincible. Can’t remember the name of the woman who coached the team way back then. HPU is having its woos since their coach Ahuna left them. Hilo had a run, followed by BYU, then HPU, the cycle starts over. Seems like which ever team recruits the Brazilians takes the lead.

  154. Kazz March 3, 2010 8:30 pm





    (everybody else, yeah yeah yeah… I guess “we’re” the “rest”) 😆

  155. Whiplash March 3, 2010 8:33 pm

    Ralph –
    RE: #154 . . . I think you’re referring to Sharon Peterson, who won numerous national championships while at UHH . . .

  156. hilobilly March 3, 2010 8:35 pm

    #154 Ralph…

    Sharon Peterson’s UHH teams were perennial contenders for the national title, but the dynamics of recruiting & style of play did change dramatically. Her championship teams were really home-grown; foreign players later created more of an international style of competition/style that teams either adapted to or didn’t. Bruce Atkinson was successful & brought energy, recruiting skill, & renewed focus here, but somehow, you could sense that UHH was just a stepping-stone to other coaching jobs. So be it, you do what you gotta do!

    We’re looking forward, though, to seeing what Tino & Mike will be doing over here. For sure, we’ll have all of the Leialoha & Keaukaha ‘ohana in force at games, the gym is going to be rocking! Games are really fun at the Kawili St gym

  157. Kazz March 3, 2010 8:36 pm


    “Mama C” and Koamahu going battle???

    Where? The corner by “Pali Longs” stay busy!!!

    Ok ok ok… I KEEEEDDD!!! 😆

  158. Slugger March 3, 2010 8:39 pm

    Thank you, Kazz, for that fine rendition!

    Yup, better give Mama C & Koamahu equal time on stage.

  159. whitey March 3, 2010 8:42 pm

    Col, TYaiea and d1 are correct about the A = Agricultural and M = Mechanical. TAMU is the last of the mohicans when it comes to using the A & M. Iowa State U was ISC of A&M and changed when I got there to ISU. I had nothing to do with the name change. hahahahahaaaaa

  160. whitey March 3, 2010 8:46 pm

    Happy Girls Day

  161. whitey March 3, 2010 8:47 pm

    If any store selling KK on Oahu, it is from the Maui store. I don’t know, but they used to ship 2,000 boxes every am to Oahu.

  162. Slugger March 3, 2010 9:15 pm


    Sam’s Club on Ke’eaumoku sells KK. They have a sign saying it’s flown in every morning. I’ve been able to resist…

  163. el guapo March 3, 2010 9:19 pm

    Ralph, I thought you were just having unrealistic expectations 🙂

    If Tino is going to have Coach Wilton help him, he could make the reunion complete if Mason Kuo has time to help them.

  164. Kekoa March 3, 2010 9:19 pm

    Whitey ~

    Near our street there are groups of people that sell it on the corner like they were boxes of drugs. So if you want to score KK while you’re on Oahu…feed dat sugar high, I can hook you up!

  165. lava March 3, 2010 9:37 pm

    Congrats AC Carter. 100 was a long time coming, but it is a nice little career stat for a smurf-like guard. Wonder who the victim was?

  166. Ralph March 3, 2010 10:10 pm

    Thanks whiplash, that’s her

  167. Ralph March 3, 2010 10:16 pm

    how come Tino is listed as interim, another politcal obstacle before a UH program hires coaches. I read Shoji gets to pick his assistant from a list of those who submitted an application, no need a committee, how lucky, and its the right way and should be the only way. I hope he was proactive an asked coaches he was interested to apply

  168. whitey March 3, 2010 10:21 pm

    kekoa, thanks, but it is much cheaper on Maui since they make it here and sell it on Oahu which needs to add on the air freight charges. At one time, they were thinking of closing the Maui bakery, but I guess business is still “sweet”.

  169. BG March 3, 2010 10:56 pm

    Taking a break to “Tsaikocize” after doing a major chunk of my assignments. Betty and Hina were all smiles amidst the happy birthday wishes today. Thanks to everyone!

    Kazz…thinking back to songs you paraphrased in past years and your latest creation…I think you missed your calling! LOL Great stuff!

    I’m half wishing that Washington does take a QB as a high draft pick so Colt is traded to a team that needs his talents. I have not been impressed with Washington’s management/owner. I could think of at least one team he could help that has receivers like Davone and Ryan.

    Well, going to call it a night. Was up to 2am this morning finishing my birthday cards for Betty and Hina…it was well worth it!!!

  170. LizKauai [iMac] m/ March 3, 2010 11:25 pm

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Thursday Dreams!

  171. jm2375 March 3, 2010 11:38 pm

    Congrats to the Wahine for earning a berth in the WAC tournament. They need to beat USU to earn the #7 seed and avoid FSU. Although beating FSU and that thug #10 would be sweet revenge.

  172. al March 4, 2010 12:21 am

    whitey…the mochi has landed. handoff tomw a.m.

  173. al March 4, 2010 12:23 am

    sorry to disappoint…
    but, koamahu who happens to be koakane’s agent has put his, er, her, umm you know whatevers’ foot down that koakane can only play one role. that would be the role of mel torme.

    now, if only pride. can teach him how to sing.

  174. Ralph March 4, 2010 12:34 am

    mel torme!, now what happens to garfield the cat.

  175. Ralph March 4, 2010 12:39 am

    UH is 1-4 against ranked teams in softball. Play # 1 Washington this saturday at lower campus at 6 pm

  176. wafan March 4, 2010 2:57 am

    Good morning!!!

    Busy day.

  177. protector March 4, 2010 3:35 am

    Congrats to the Wahine Basketball Team! Let’s hope the Men’s Team can emulate them today!


    Your talent & versatility never ceases to amaze!

    al on 174,

    I had a strange dream where koakane played ALL the roles…or was that a nightmare?

  178. Garret March 4, 2010 3:58 am

    According to Chris Johnson’s Twitter feed, Kenny Turner signed with NMSU…so, UH will face him this season and for the next few seasons.

    It appears that SMU did not offer Turner due to concerns by SMU’s President. I would have preferred that Turner not sign with a WAC team so that UH wouldn’t have to face him, but it will be interesting to see how he does on the field.

  179. protector March 4, 2010 4:50 am

    Garret, re:Turner

    Agree with you on both counts. I also would’ve preferred not having Ioane & a few other local boys playing against UH in the coming years (via the WAC or Pac-10).

  180. d1島 March 4, 2010 5:41 am

    Great Morning All!

    Good Luck to all the RoadBows this weekend!

  181. Garret March 4, 2010 5:49 am


    Ioane is even worse to me than the Turner situation because he went to BSU, the team that UH has to beat to win a WAC title. NMSU won’t be a threat to win the WAC during Turner’s limited time there…but BSU creating a pipeline into Hawaii for recruiting is a big concern!

  182. Garret March 4, 2010 5:53 am

    This is a good example about the importance of a football team’s success on a school. After their Hawaii Bowl season, a study found that SMU got:

    $30 million in publicity from being in the Hawaii Bowl

    25% increase in donations to the Athletic Department

    35% increase in applications for admissions into SMU

    45% increase in traffic on their University website

    All this happened in just one year…and this is good data the next time there is an argument that UH should cut Athletic Department funding and when people try to say that Athletics don’t matter much to a school.

  183. d1島 March 4, 2010 6:04 am


    Agree that it’s nice to quantify the effects to the school.

    I guess they equate $30M in publicity to the cost of a 3 hour infomercial on network primetime?

    My only other comment is that it’s important to *WIN* a bowl game…can’t imagine that Reno is seeing the same kind of gains.

  184. anonymous March 4, 2010 6:04 am

    I think competition is good. With WAC teams getting stronger with better players, even with former Hawaii HS players on other teams, or Turner going to NMST, it makes for a better league. What would you rather have a watered down league or a league that’s stronger for UH? Easy or hard competition? There’s no doubt in my mind that a top recruit looking at signing with UH gravitates more into coming here if the competition in the league is better. Plus it may influence other Hawaii HS players into joining the WAC or UH once they see more and more Hawaii HS players on other WAC teams. Trust me UH isn’t going to duck because of a few good players entering the league.

  185. d1島 March 4, 2010 6:05 am

    Remembrella da umbrella today!


  186. whitey March 4, 2010 6:54 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Enjoy your day!!!

  187. Garret March 4, 2010 7:22 am


    I think that they also take into account the stories about the team and school leading up to the game and after the game. ESPN covered SMU a lot before the game because they were broadcasting the Hawaii Bowl.

    It is amazing to see the jump in donations and applications from high school students. I think other schools have conducted similar studies and shown similar increases when their teams did well. This is another reason why it would be great for the Warriors to have a good season and play in the Hawaii Bowl (or a BCS bowl) this year.

  188. Kekoa (iPhone) March 4, 2010 7:23 am

    Good morning Tsaiko crew. Woke up thinking I was stranded on an island. Thanks Kazz, I got that theme song stuck in my head now. 👿

  189. Bulla March 4, 2010 7:27 am

    flattered to be nominated as skipper….i guess i could grow my white hair out, haha. homey as homey….wasn’t there an episode with a monkey? just thinking out loud…….

  190. Kekoa (iPhone) March 4, 2010 7:28 am

    Garret ~ Those are amazing statistics. Even tho we lost the SB, what do you think our numbers would have been comparatively?

  191. Garret March 4, 2010 7:55 am


    I know that I saw articles published in 2007 that had indicated that applications to UH were way up in 2007 as the football team had such great success and visibility. I’ll bet donations were huge then also.

    Remember, the Ching Foundation donation would *not* have happened had the problems with UH Athletic facilities not gotten so much publicity…if UH had not had such good seasons in 2006 and 2007, would the media and public have cared to investigate UH’s facility situation as much? Colt only had a platform to speak about the soap because of his success in the 2006 season.

    UT-Austin has quantified a *huge* increase in donations and student interest in periods where the fotball team had success vs. when the football team struggled. We are talking an 8-figure difference in donations to the school! When the team gets to the national championship game, the school makes an AMAZING amount of money.

    For example, tickets for the Texas vs. USC national championship game were in great demand of course. So, Texas gave their biggest donors the right to buy the tickets first. One thing they did to raise even more money for the school is that they contacted donors that were at the level where they were on the borderline or well below the amount needed to get tickets through the school. The told the donors that they could get tickets at face value (as many tickets as they had season tickets for) if they donated X amount more…and many people did of course. That money went to the University, and since Texas is a public school that ended up saving their state quite a bit of money since the Athletic Department turned over tens of millions of surplus money to the University.

    The school got a lot more money, the donors took the tax deduction for the donation, and the main people that lost out is the ticket agencies that normally scalp the tickets to those people. Many of the people ended up staying at the higher donor level since they were there already due to their donation to get Rose Bowl tickets.

    If HF had conducted an organized ticket procedure for the Sugar Bowl and not turned down so many tickets initially, he could have made a LOT more money for UH. Tying the purchase of tickets to the number of season tickets a person had or how many season tickets they were willing to commit to for the 2008 season would have been a good start.

  192. LizKauai m/ March 4, 2010 7:58 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Let’s Go, BOWS!!!


  193. al March 4, 2010 8:48 am

    if those numbers are true about smu’s increases and their football team’s success, then, i would think that jj will soon be annointed the “messiah of football” at smu.

  194. Paka March 4, 2010 9:25 am

    Garret re:189
    Besides those things you mentioned, the perception of the program has changed exponentially. Going into the game, everyone had the attitude of “what a nice story, 1st bowl in 25 years” but after the win, all of a sudden everyone is saying “we are a team to watch out for”. Recuiting this year compared to the 1st was like night and day, and with this next class, which we are already starting to send offers to, we are starting to see the real change. We are beating out big-time schools to a few recruits.

    Amazing what 1 game can do.

  195. Paka March 4, 2010 9:27 am

    Al #194
    the study was done by an independant company, so pretty unreal what they’ve come up with.

  196. Paka March 4, 2010 9:32 am

    We had a high school coaches clinic last night. We set-up the rooms for about 100 coaches. I think double that amount showed up.

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