Mark your calendar

The Warriors are scheduled to open spring practice Monday, March 30.
They will spread their allotted 15 practices over four consecutive weeks. Spring training will begin after the end of spring break (March 23-27).

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I ran into former UH linebacker MIcah Lau, who said he will serve as a student manager this semester. He is on track to earn his bachelor’s degree in May.
13micah.JPGMicah Lau

The student manager program serves as a work study. Because the player already will receive the equivalent of a full scholarship, it allows for the player to give back to the program. What’s more, it provides experience for a player interested in coaching.
Brad Kalilimoku and Jake Patek served as student managers during the fall semester. They earned their degrees in December.

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Chris Williamson, a punter from Georgia, has expressed an interest in joining the Warriors.

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Josh Leonard just called — by accident. I guess it’s the opposite of a dropped call. Anyway, he’s training in Arizona under Chad Ikei’s direction.
He has heard from about 20 teams.
Leonard said he weighs 290 with 20 percent body fat. He said the goal is to add 10 pounds but drop his body fat to 15 percent or lower.

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Associate head volleyball coach Tino Reyes launches shots from a platform during yesterday’s passing drills:


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Happy birthday to two of our blog’s most respected — Pops (Kekoa’s dad) and Calvin From Kona.


14cal.JPGCalvin from Kona


  1. cheepono January 14, 2009 8:58 am



  2. Kaimuki Kid January 14, 2009 9:03 am

    Top 5?

  3. cheepono January 14, 2009 9:03 am

    according to scout… chris williamson is 6’3″ 195. as a junior he only averaged 38.5 yards though… ><

  4. Kaimuki Kid January 14, 2009 9:04 am

    Good Morning! Hope everyone has a great day!

  5. Kapahulu January 14, 2009 9:06 am


  6. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 9:06 am

    Whoa…top 10…cheeee huuuuuu

  7. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:07 am

    Is Lucas Ingram in school?

    Hey, that’s the googled punter!

  8. cheepono January 14, 2009 9:08 am

    actually, in 2008 he had 14 punts and averaged 44.7 yards with a long of 57 and 8 punts inside the 20.

  9. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:10 am

    Mark your calendars for opening day at the Legislature. We can all follow (J)J and grind.

  10. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:18 am

    Or you can check out his Web site for his stats.

  11. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 9:18 am

    homey…more low key this year but still have grinds available….everyone can come down…don’t need to see me….opening day is the next Wednesday….

  12. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:18 am

    Hey, (J)J is a great host. We should follow him around.

  13. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 9:19 am

    Oh yeah…and good morning Tsaikos…

  14. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:27 am

    (J)J – What? You are the one in the know so we’ll be following you around. I hope Kekoa can keep up. Yep I have my calendar filled up with the Legislative timetable…now why would I do that???

  15. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:29 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Pops and CFK!!! Is that like 90 candles for Pops and 44 for CFK?

  16. jm2375 January 14, 2009 9:30 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    ST – how come they decided not to have Spring Ball over Spring Break?

  17. jm2375 January 14, 2009 9:31 am

    oh yeah. Happy Birthday to Pops and CFK!! It was a pleasure meeting both of you at the t-gate.

  18. Addahknowsports© January 14, 2009 9:34 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Happy Birthday Pops!

    Happy Birthday Calvin from Kona/Hon! (kinda like a Rob25/14 thing)

    Hope I can go to some spring practices.

  19. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:34 am

    Chris Williamson is a good one. What more could he ask for, being in Hawaii, being a Warrior, being the starting punter, being a Warrior…

  20. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:37 am

    A-Sports – and maybe after practice some Pho????????????

  21. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:38 am

    Someone needs to modify the bowzooka or the JUGS to shoot volleyballs.

  22. cheepono January 14, 2009 9:39 am

    wow… korey reynolds just signed with BC. good luck to him.

  23. cheepono January 14, 2009 9:41 am

    asi hosea signs with washington state.

  24. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 9:41 am

    Happy B-Day to pops and C from K…or is it H now???

    It’s good to know that C from K is also respected….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA j/k

  25. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:42 am

    Players want to be young, which means Mainland ones go home. Plus, I think they close the dorms during that time. Mack didn’t want to practice for two weeks, have a break, then practice again.
    By the way, I think the spring game will be during the day. They were considering having it at Cooke/Ching but now it looks like it’ll be back at Aloha Stadium.

  26. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:43 am

    British Columbia?

  27. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:43 am

    Butte College?

  28. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:43 am

    Barbizon College?
    Hey, is there still a Barbizon in Hawai‘i?

  29. LizKauai [Believer] January 14, 2009 9:47 am

    Hauoli Lahanau POPS and CALVIN!!!

    BTW- Anyone want to sit with me at the ProBowl? I have a chance to get another sunny lower sideline ticket for $92. Need to know asap. lizkauai at

    Welcome Chris Williamson – from merv country!
    GO (Spring Practice) WARRIORS!

  30. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:47 am

    …and congrats to Micah Lau.

  31. jm2375 January 14, 2009 9:48 am

    ST sneaks in and posts pix of the birthday boys….

  32. cheepono January 14, 2009 9:48 am

    boston college


  33. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 9:50 am

    ST…don’t lie…you went to Barbizon…I saw some of your Roosevelt pictures….with the feathered hair and puka shell necklace…MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  34. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:51 am

    Barbizon? Isn’t that like a modeling agency?

  35. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:51 am

    Well, that’s good for Korey. He’s a good guy. I was hoping he’d stay here.

  36. djmitcho January 14, 2009 9:52 am

    Happy Birthday to Pops and CfK

  37. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:52 am

    CFK looks like an inmate.

  38. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:52 am

    I think Barbizon’s slogan is: We have model students.

  39. jm2375 January 14, 2009 9:53 am

    Geee, Pops looks so handsome, unlike his son…. Just teasing, Kekoa!! 😀

  40. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:53 am

    I’ve got a profile shot of CFK, too.

  41. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 9:55 am

    Uh oh.
    jm just did the nah-nah routine.
    Insult somebody, then erase it by saying, nah-nah.
    Remember when Andy Bumatai used to joke about that?
    In our biz, we’ve got our own form of nah-nah. It’s called: off the record.

  42. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 9:56 am

    …and we’ve seen video of CFK on a beach with a bathing beauty…come to think of it, I like the YMCA video at Genji’s.

  43. HiFlyer January 14, 2009 9:56 am

    Happy Birthday to Pops and Calvin from Kona.

  44. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 10:00 am

    Actually, Pops’ birthday was yesterday, as Midori7 reminded me over and over. But then I forgot to post it.

  45. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 10:02 am

    Spring practices, I’ll be there when they go to full pads. See you there Loa, Pride., Stretch, myki, sj-macro, Nalani, ST, Princess Leila, and any other that shows up.

  46. LizKauai [Believer] January 14, 2009 10:04 am

    “In our biz, we’ve got our own form of nah-nah. It’s called: off the record.”


  47. LizKauai [Believer] January 14, 2009 10:05 am

    m-homey- to “some of us” CfK IS the bathing beauty in that video!

  48. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 10:08 am

    Props to koakane for starting a new semester and keeping our keiki level headed. Now he can go back to taking naps during the day.

  49. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 10:09 am

    MLiz – for the record, I’m not one of the “some of us”.

  50. Garret January 14, 2009 10:12 am

    Coach Tomey is now President of the AFCA.

    San Jose State’s Dick Tomey took over today as president of the American Football Coaches Association.

    Coaches elected Tomey — who was the head coach at Hawaii from 1977 to 1986 — during a lunch at their annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

  51. owen-16 January 14, 2009 10:12 am

    guess da bj/gsp hype can unofficially start w/ 2nite’s special on spike…pretty exciting next couple weeks
    4 days til championship weekend
    17 til bj/gsp II
    18 til SB sunday
    21 til LOI day
    and littered in between, our senior boyz in their respective all star games, and hopefully more positive news leaks from ST on da recruiting front

  52. Garret January 14, 2009 10:13 am

    The Washington Post’s Redskins Insider says that Colt won’t be ready to be a *backup* QB until 2010!

    Third quarterback Colt Brennan remains one of the most popular dudes in town, it seems. Some fans called for the extremely raw youngster to play, starting about, oh, July 21. Should that wish be granted in 2009, then close up shop, because I don’t think it would be pretty.

    A realistic goal is that by 2010 Brennan is ready to be a back-up. He did essentially nothing besides take some snaps with the scout team, and it’s unlikely he will get much work once training camp is over. He’ll get more playing time in preseason and, if he throws a few TDs against some CFL and UPS guys, well, I’m sure my inbox will be slammed again with emails.

  53. addahknowjoe January 14, 2009 10:14 am

    Nui La Hanau wishes go out to Pops and CFK!

    Good to be born in January.

  54. Garret January 14, 2009 10:16 am

    The way that ST worded his entry above, I’m not sure if Chris Williamson is definitely joining…but from what was said yesterday I’m guessing that he’ll be the punter for the Warriors.

  55. oxymoron January 14, 2009 10:17 am

    55th! YES!! *L*

  56. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 10:18 am

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  57. Garret January 14, 2009 10:19 am

    NMSU is in a difficult situation at QB, with their projected starter leaving during dead week with only a few weeks left of recruiting. None of their other QBs has taken a snap in a D-IA game, and they were recruited for a different offensive system.

    Tuesday’s departure of quarterback J.J. McDermott leaves first-year New Mexico State head coach DeWayne Walker in a tough spot.

    With just a few weeks of recruiting, Walker and his staff will need to get on a quarterback real quick and the staff will have to get someone that has a chance of playing right away.

    He was tall and he showed potential at times in practice. McDermott did have experience and his departure hurts NMSU in that sense. Ohio native Trevor Walls and Hatch Valley High School graduate Alex Carson are also on the NMSU roster, but both have no Division I-A experience.

  58. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 10:19 am

    owen-16 – can’t wait for the bjp vs gsp II. gonna be a good one. this time bjp will be in shape! that’s the beauty of mma, on any given day, make a mistake and you pay for it.

  59. Garret January 14, 2009 10:20 am

    NMSU also lost a WR.

    Also leaving on Tuesday was receiver LaVorick Williams. I spoke with Williams, who is headed to Texas Tech, and he expressed a desire to run track once again and that’s a sport NMSU does not offer.

    Williams said he met with Walker and was impressed with NMSU’s new coach, even though he will not play for him. He said he’ll try and play football as well for the Red Raiders.

    Williams was a standout for Odessa Permian High School and his arrival in Las Cruces was greeted with enthusiasm by many. He showed plenty of potential in practice, but wasn’t given as much playing time as I thought he should have. It’s hard to say how good Williams is, but my guess is he would have been pretty good for coach Walker.

    When a new coach and staff arrive, transfers are almost inevitable. Walker now has a chance to bring in his own people who believe in his system and want to be a member of his rebuilding project.

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 10:20 am

    Dats not Calvin, dat’s his faddah, look like.. His evil twin maybe. Calvin is much prettier that that.

  61. Garret January 14, 2009 10:20 am

    Happy Birthday to Pops and Calvin from Kona!

  62. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 10:21 am

    Williamson is expected to join.
    But he’ll be joining as a walk-on, so in the words of Run DMC: It’s tricky, tricky, tricky.

  63. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 10:22 am

    I’m looking forward to that fight too. I tink BJ going crush. What you guys tink?

  64. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 10:22 am

    # Da Punchbowl Kid:
    January 14th, 2009 at 10:20 am edit
    …Calvin is much prettier that that.

    Sounds like DPK is an inmate …

  65. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 10:26 am

    also sounds like DPK is one of MLiz’s “some of us”.

  66. Garret January 14, 2009 10:26 am


    Thank you for the clarification. I wasn’t sure how to interpret your wording, as it is different than when you announce a scholarship commitment.

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 10:26 am

    I’m secure enough in my masculinity to say that, Tsai. 😉

  68. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 10:29 am

    DPK – i’d like bjp to crush gsp but sometimes you get hit with a lucky one or make a tactical mistake and it’s all over. focus.

  69. SteveM January 14, 2009 10:29 am

    Good morning everyone!

    … a belated Happy Birthday Pops !!!

    Happy Birthday Calvin !!!

  70. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 10:32 am

    I see Esme, Nalani, jojo, and Kelli still have not signed up for the KK.

  71. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 10:33 am

    BJ has looked terrific lately. But you’re right, one wrong move and it’s over. Isn’t GSP naturally bigger than BJ? Not that it matters…

  72. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 10:34 am

    Best wishes to Micah Lau, and a shout out to his Dad, Mike.

  73. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 10:37 am

    DPK – maybe an inch or two taller in height and yep bjp is moving up in weight class (even though he did previously fight at that weight).

  74. owen-16 January 14, 2009 10:38 am

    GSP did take the more severe beating last time even though he came out victorious. BJ looks like he fights better at 155 rather than the 170, so i’m hoping he takes out GSP in the 1st 3 rounds. nothing more chicken skin than seeing BJ coming out to Bruddah Iz, well maybe Hawaii Ponoi at NOLA 🙂

  75. warriorfanny January 14, 2009 10:40 am

    while looking for a punter MAC should also look for a REAL ST coach…c’mon.

  76. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 10:40 am

    Pound for pound, BJ is da man!!!

  77. FloridaTed January 14, 2009 10:41 am

    Morning/afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Wow, a walk on punter from 4,000 + miles away. He must be an adventurous young man. Seems to me that he won’t easily be intimidated and must really like to be a Warrior.

    ST, any word of what made him want to come here without a scholarship?

  78. FloridaTed January 14, 2009 10:43 am

    Happy Birthday to Pops and Calvin.

  79. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 10:43 am

    owen-16 – i think the key is that this time around bj is in terrific shape. he’s not going to run out of gas like the last time. ahhh, IZ – Hawaii ’78

  80. Ralph January 14, 2009 10:49 am

    Happy birthday Pops and Calvin….

  81. owen-16 January 14, 2009 10:52 am

    oh he’s definitely in better shape this time around. he’s taking his training and place in the UFC like a PRODIGY should. “word on da street” (sorry ST for borrowing your thunda) was he was a frequent visitor to da bars in Hilo even while training…but not anymore.

  82. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 10:53 am

    ST….going old school I see….

  83. Nalani January 14, 2009 11:01 am

    You gotta sign up for the KK?

  84. jojo ® January 14, 2009 11:03 am

    Happy Birthday to Pops and Calvin from Kona.

  85. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 11:05 am

    Nalani – we just do it to keep SteveM busy. But no need, just show up with whoever!!! practice time for me la la la mi mi mi.

  86. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 11:05 am

    Nalani – BTW, I looked at your website and you don’t have anything scheduled that night. 😆

  87. djmitcho January 14, 2009 11:12 am

    I also can’t wait for the BJ-GSP fight. I’m glad the Rich Franklin-Dan Henderson fight is this weekend to hold me over

  88. whitey January 14, 2009 11:17 am

    Happy Birthday Pops and Calvin from kona. This is your day!!

  89. UHfan808 January 14, 2009 11:21 am

    Good morning Tsaikos & Tsaikettes, Lurkers & Lurkettes!

    Just popping in to wish Pops and CalvinfromKona a very happy birthday and sing a little birthday song too —

    “Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday dear CalvinfromKona & Kekoa’s Dad, Pops,
    Happy Happiest of Happy Birthdays to you! ”


    Been awhile since I was last here. It’s really nice to post again!

    Merry belated Christmas & Happy New Year! Darn about the Hawaii Bowl game but there’s always next season! Hope everyone’s New Year is going well!

    Hugs & Kisses! 😳 — ahem — I mean — Here’s a firm slap on the shoulder! lol


  90. SteveM January 14, 2009 11:22 am

    homey ℞:
    January 14th, 2009 at 11:05 am
    Nalani – we just do it to keep SteveM busy. But no need, just show up with whoever!!! practice time for me la la la mi mi mi.

    homey — I concur.

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for 55 people. Mahalo to Stretch for the arrangements and putting down the required deposits!

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM. Note we are capped at 55 people.

    We look forward to seeing new Tsai-kos at one of our first major parties of 2009. Singing not required, but there will be a lot of it. 🙂 But very good! Click here to see photos and video of earlier large Karaoke Calls, and scroll down to mid-August to see more.

    • $15 per person for the room/karaoke
    • BYOB
    • Bring food/goodies (like indoor tailgate)

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Continually updated Karaoke Call info in the Events Calendar section at:

    Current count = 39

  91. Da Punchbowl Kid January 14, 2009 11:24 am

    Hi UHFAN808!

    Great to have you back!

  92. lava January 14, 2009 11:25 am

    Did ST really quote Run DMC. Dang. Beastie Boys on deck.

  93. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 11:27 am

    Somehow I can hear UHfan808 rapping that Happy Birthday song.

  94. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 11:31 am

    SteveM – you concur about my singing practice?

    djmitcho – I’m surprised that Rashad Evans is the light heavyweight champion!

  95. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 11:32 am

    Homey…at the KK we should get UHFan808 to do Tricky…see post #82….

    Hi UHFan808…long time no see…

    Hi jojo…

  96. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 11:33 am

    DPK – UHfan808 is only a text message away. She has very fast fingers.

  97. protector January 14, 2009 11:33 am

    Let’s hope Williamson is the Real Deal. That would be one less thing for the team to worry about. Hey Tsai-meister, in your opinion, do you think that the O-line will be more stable (provide adequate protection for our QBs) and is Kainoa LaCount good enough to be a starter??

  98. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 11:35 am

    (J)J – Then she can do Funky Cold Medina AND It’s Tricky!

  99. djmitcho January 14, 2009 11:36 am


    I was more disappointed than surprised. Rashad has got some power in those hands. From what I understand, Forrest will probably not fight at all this year. He broke his hand and had to have pins inserted.

  100. d1shima(tilted) January 14, 2009 11:36 am

    Happy Birthday CFK(or werever)!
    Belated Happy Birthday to Pops!
    Wish I could sing you a song….

    sounds like a good pick-up @ punter

    GETTING HUNGRY….hmmmm….

  101. SteveM January 14, 2009 11:40 am

    homey — you don’t need singing practice. You are the surprise vocal sensation of 2008… same genre and prideperiod and LizKauai!

    Remember that I am your agent… 😉

  102. A-House January 14, 2009 11:42 am

    Happy birfday to Pops and Calvin from Kona – may this day bring you joy and many more to come!!

  103. A-House January 14, 2009 11:44 am


    Don’t be jealous if this Gerogia boy wants to be a Warrior – Nothin finer than to be a Warrior!!

    Go ask your Coach if he wants to schedule UH at Aloha Stadium – we would welcome the opportunity to play you again.

  104. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 11:45 am

    protector – imo, anyone that steps on the practice field can be a starter. As far as being more stable, of course. If not then someone, be it the coaches or players, has not learned from past experience and did not put in the hard work and effort to better themselves. Simple.

  105. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 11:50 am

    SteveM – bwahahahaha! I have Rock Band 2 at home and even the virtual audience booed me when I tried to sing Eye of the Tiger, so now I just stick to the drums or the guitar.

  106. A-House January 14, 2009 12:00 pm


    Good neighbor, we are minus 8 days and counting till we get “blown away or over”.

    I getta feeling about this —-hehehe!

  107. Ralph January 14, 2009 12:06 pm

    I hope a lot of our future warriors are like Nielson, who focused on his school work, because UH is not an easy school to get admitted to and the university and the departments do not readily accept transfer credits….if the athlete picks a department that is athlete friendly or known to accept all comers like the sociology curriculum, right JaM, the athlete has a good chance of getting in. You ever notice the number of athletes in colleges majoring in sociology, general studies and general business and surprisingly PE is not high on the list

  108. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 12:09 pm

    Homey…u going to the KK??? I thought they said “No Guns Allowed” and with your pythons, I think you’d be banned…MWAHAHAHHAHA

  109. Jason January 14, 2009 12:14 pm

    Happy birthday Pops and Calvin!

    UHfan808! I, er, we missed you!

  110. Mrs. A-House January 14, 2009 12:17 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to “Pops” and Calvin from Kona…two very fine gentlemen who are very dear to me.

  111. J-Force January 14, 2009 12:31 pm

    I was hoping spring game would be at Cooke/Ching field but then again
    Aloha stadium will do just fine.Just cant untill the warriors put that green and white jersey again.

  112. roysan16 January 14, 2009 12:45 pm

    Is this right: if a player signed a letter of intent in 2008, but was denied admission into the school then that player has to again sign a 2009 letter of intent. That being the case, then doesn’t the player have the option to go wherever he wants to go in 2009. If classes started a few days ago, and player(s) that were suppose to be at manoa aren’t wouldn’t this be an ominious message?

  113. Committed Road Warrior January 14, 2009 12:46 pm

    Happy Birthday CfK!
    Happy Birthday Pops!

    Maybe the 2010 Spring game could be held at Cooke/Ching Field? Who knows?

  114. LizKauai [Believer] January 14, 2009 12:52 pm

    Re #52: Rotoworld says:
    “Redskins beat writer Jason LaCanfora believes a realistic time table for Colt Brennan is that he’ll be ready to be a backup by 2010.
    LaCanfora is one of the best beats in the business, so his opinion is worth noting. Still, we liked what we saw from Brennan last preseason and suspect that he’s closer to being ready than the rest of the mid-to-late rounders from the 2008 rookie class. Jan. 14 – 1:25 pm et “

  115. mctruck January 14, 2009 1:04 pm

    Hope that Williams guy is not just looking for a free vacation trip to Hawaii for himself and his parent(s) just like that guy who went to Miami after his trip to Hawaii with his mother, and now isn’t on the team either..what’s that called, bachi???

  116. Pomai January 14, 2009 1:08 pm

    Third quarterback Colt Brennan remains one of the most popular dudes in town, it seems. Some fans called for the extremely raw youngster to play, starting about, oh, July 21. Should that wish be granted in 2009, then close up shop, because I don’t think it would be pretty.

    A realistic goal is that by 2010 Brennan is ready to be a back-up. He did essentially nothing besides take some snaps with the scout team, and it’s unlikely he will get much work once training camp is over. He’ll get more playing time in preseason and, if he throws a few TDs against some CFL and UPS guys, well, I’m sure my inbox will be slammed again with emails.

    If all he did was take a few snap’s then what is this guy basing his opinion on?? seems like another non-believer.

  117. mauiwarrior January 14, 2009 1:08 pm


    when a player signs a loi, it is a binding agreement for one yr…….so after that year is up he/she can go anywhere they want……..i think

  118. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 1:10 pm

    (J)J – pythons? you think I’m a freak or what? speaking of freak, where’s jm###? nah nah nah nah nah

    Rotoworld sounds like a plumbing business.

  119. owen-16 January 14, 2009 1:15 pm

    Wow, Bradford and T-Bow returning to school. probably means sanchez is gone though i kinda hope he comes back to school too so that ‘sc would have to break ina new qb in their 2010 opener at aloha, although that guy would be mustain or berkeley, pretty good qb’s in their own right…

  120. Ralph January 14, 2009 1:16 pm

    I believe Marve and his mom paid for their own visit or at least his mom did. I also believe Williams visited the campus a couple of years ago on his way to a mainland camp…

  121. curveball January 14, 2009 1:19 pm

    Birthday wishes to the boys..POPS, Kristin sends a big hug to you.

  122. las vegas January 14, 2009 1:22 pm

    Happy Birthday Pops and Calvin

    Mrs. A-House we will need a games coordinator at the
    Las Vegas TsaiKogate.

  123. jm2375 January 14, 2009 1:24 pm

    I’m here, homey!!! Next time, I going check really good before throwing steaks your way! 👿

    Hi Mrs A-house!! Long time no see! How was Vegas?
    Hi UHF808!! Glad to see you’re feeling better!

  124. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 1:26 pm

    mauiwarrior – sounds about right. Didn’t Jack Sula sign with Boise and then didn’t show up and now he is signing with UH?

  125. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 1:28 pm

    Happy New Year Curveball!!!

    jm#### – better check good before you give the belly rub too.

  126. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 1:30 pm

    Who is Williams?

  127. Ralph January 14, 2009 1:50 pm

    jessie williams aussie recruit…

  128. Darren January 14, 2009 1:51 pm

    I thought we were looking for a running back coach??

    Assistant Football Coach (Offensive Line Coach), position number 80512, UHM Athletics, (Manoa), revolving funds

  129. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 1:54 pm

    Ralph – for a while I thought you guys was talking about the guy mentioned by Garret.

  130. A-House January 14, 2009 1:56 pm


    Believe he is Jesse Williams, 17 or 18 years old, a 6’6″ 320# OL from Australia who initially commited to Hawaii about 2 years ago.

    Graduated early and was working back home until this year. Should have enrolled in Jan ’09, but there was some discussion about all his credits being accepted because of the different curriculum down under.

  131. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 1:59 pm

    Darren – maybe it was too difficult to re-describe the position description but in the interview process they will clarify what the job duties entails.

  132. A-House January 14, 2009 1:59 pm

    Hi Darren:

    Long time no see – last time was at the traffic light at S. Beretania and Fort Street Mall.

    Will you be going to any “away” games this year? Remember you being in NOLA last year.

  133. owen-16 January 14, 2009 1:59 pm

    very very interesting find Darren…

  134. A-House January 14, 2009 2:02 pm


    I know you posted that Coach Mack hinted at “coaching changes” after recruiting is done. Does this still hold? Is this part of the being “blown away’ package?

  135. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 2:03 pm

    A-House – yeah, they do speak a different type of Queen’s language down under.

  136. Garret January 14, 2009 2:04 pm

    Article about how the difficult economic times is changing college football recruiting. Concerns about being able to travel to games has resulted in parents wanting their kids to play close to home…good thing that Mac is doing such a great job with local recruiting.

    The economy has affected college sports programs across the nation, and recruiting is another area that is starting to be touched by tightening budgets of universities and the prospects they are seeking.

    Some smaller universities have scaled back on recruiting trips or found new ways to identify talent. Coaches have had to answer tough questions about the financial assistance available to nonscholarship athletes. Some high school recruits and their families are considering the costs associated with living far from home.

    Programs like Southern California or Florida will continue to draw talent from a national base, Lemming said, but those a step or two down may have to look closer to home.

    “For most of the country, it will be more regionalized,” Lemming said. “They’ll have to recruit within a 300-mile radius more than they have in the past.”

  137. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 2:04 pm

    Darren…I actually think that Coach Gerke’s position description was also as an O-line Coach (both he and Coach Smith)….I’m sure you know how difficult it is to change a position description once it’s written, at least for state employment it is…..

  138. Garret January 14, 2009 2:05 pm

    Jeremy Childs is leaving early for the NFL.

    Coach Chris Petersen announced the decision by Childs, who exits a year early with the second-most career catches by a Bronco. Childs told the Idaho Statesman in November that he would return in 2009 to fulfill a promise to his mother to get his degree.

    “I want to play with the team and play with these players as long as I possibly can,” Childs said then.

    Childs, a two-time All-WAC first-teamer, had 168 catches for 1,999 yards and 17 touchdowns in three seasons with the Broncos. He set a school record with 82 receptions in 2007. He had a team-high 72 catches last year.

    His departure means that only one wide receiver with more than 10 catches last season returns – junior Austin Pettis, who had 49 catches and nine TDs. The Broncos also have junior Titus Young, who was suspended for much of last season, but was a standout in 2007.

  139. Garret January 14, 2009 2:06 pm


    That was an interesting find! (J)J’s clarification could be the explanation, but before he posted it sure appeared that one of the surprises would be that Mac has picked a new OL coach.

  140. Darren January 14, 2009 2:07 pm

    A-House – You have a very good memory. No, don’t have any plans for the away games this year….we don’t usually do that. The Sugar Bowl was an exceptional situation for us. When I grow up and the kids are out of the house, I’d like to be able to make some trips on a regular basis. How does WarriorMojo keep doing it without getting kicked out of the house???

  141. A-House January 14, 2009 2:07 pm


    That job application annooouncement is very interesting considering that there has been nada from Coach Mack about a “OL coach”.

    Is this Gerke’s position?

  142. roysan16 January 14, 2009 2:08 pm

    About listening to the BC show this morning. Sometimes I think BC is handicapped because the callers calling in with such redundant questions. One caller calls in observing how big the notre dame OL was. Duh… We know that… I’m thinking to myself. And then he goes on to say Notre dame picks up the creme of the crop of recruits. Wow, again…duh…genuis.. I just close my eyes and wish callers would call in with pertinent questions. Original observations and questions, please. This season when I listened to the coaches show from the willows it seems like 1/3 of the time and the show is with callers exchanging pleasntries with the coach. Maybe I’m a little embellishing but it seems like 1 minute out of everycall goes like this,”Hi coach, I like the great work your team is doing, and we thank you for the great service to our team and community. Our family has been long time supporters of the program and we applaud you for your love for hawaii and the university…and by the way how’s the horse doing”? And the coach comes back with a long winded thank you…and muses the horse is doing fine.. And there goes 1 minute of the show and I’m guessing I along with the many other listeners didn’t absorb anything. And are thinking…gees I wish callers would just get down to the meat and potatoes of questioning the coach and save all the garnish,desserts,pleasantries and applauses for the off season. Succinct, pertinent questions are very few. Questions that pick at the coaches brain, yet shedding some light on a situation so maybe he should look at things differently are the best ones. And I don’t hear too many of these…hhmmm… zzzzzzzz.

  143. A-House January 14, 2009 2:16 pm

    Darren, that’s a good point. How does Mojo do what he does without getting into trouble with his wife( whom I have met and is a very gracious lady )?

    Moj – you need to shar your “skills” with the rest of us so we don’t always be in the dog house. Does it cost you “big bucks”?

  144. A-House January 14, 2009 2:16 pm

    shar = share

  145. Darren January 14, 2009 2:18 pm

    J(J) – Just gotta change two words (or add two words with a slash) on that posting….and that in itself describes the state system that we’re up against. You’re probably right. It’s just good to see that there’s movement on filling the position.

  146. homey ℞ January 14, 2009 2:27 pm

    Good luck to Josh Leonard.

  147. FloridaTed January 14, 2009 2:37 pm

    I used to always say I can’t wait ’till the new season starts, but now, wait a minute, I’m 62. What’s the darn rush? As soon as a new season starts, it means I’ve lost another year from a rapidly diminishing supply, lol. Amazing how time speeds up the older one gets.

    So, take your time, my dear Warriors, I’ll have patience. Work out, get strong, practice, practice, practice and I will slowly, very slowly, count the days to a new and exciting season.

    Why the heck does it take so darn long for us humans to get smarter?

  148. KapoleiWarrior January 14, 2009 2:48 pm

    I would be very disappointed if Stutzmann doesn’t get the opening created by Gerke’s departure. The guy is a great coach and a great person.

  149. Kapahulu January 14, 2009 2:52 pm

    Maybe Pride should post for the Offensive Line Coach position. He sounds like exactly what we need at UH.

  150. al ™ January 14, 2009 3:21 pm

    kapahulu….he would make an excellent oline coach and mentor to these young lads. i don’t think the salary would allow him to pay his bills.

  151. al ™ January 14, 2009 3:22 pm

    kapoleiwarrior….are you the original kapolei warrior who visited here in the early days???

  152. YpoWarrior January 14, 2009 3:24 pm

    Good luck to Josh Leonard & his training in AZ. I really think he has a chance to make the NFL. That dude is strong as an ox & has decent athleticism. If he can accomplish his goal of 15% body fat & 10 pound weight gain, he may open some eyes at Pro Day

  153. warriorfanny January 14, 2009 3:26 pm

    Ikaika M to Yale as DC?

  154. KapoleiWarrior January 14, 2009 3:26 pm

    al: yes sir, I’ve been lurking about since day one

  155. al ™ January 14, 2009 3:44 pm

    welcome back kapoleiwarrior.

    now, here’s your assignment. go on over to the hasiak residence and preach to him the merits of enrolling at the university of hawaii. don’t leave until he caves.

    got it?

  156. NYUH January 14, 2009 3:48 pm

    I’m sure the position is Gerke’s. I doubt Mack would dump Coach Smith after a year, especially when its clear that the offensive blocking suffered from a number of problems from RT to RB and at least their would be some announcement. Now, the CS would leave because of the inappropriate comments on this blog and elsewhere, that is another story.

  157. KapoleiWarrior January 14, 2009 3:54 pm

    got it al:
    But….I am as big a booster as they come, and I think I remember reading something around here about boosters not talking to potential recruits. But I wonder if that carries over to the recruits parents as well.

  158. Ralph January 14, 2009 4:00 pm

    jm2375orwhatevernumber syracuse vs Hoya on espn2, hoyas up 56-45 with 15 minutes to go

  159. al ™ January 14, 2009 4:13 pm

    kapolei….it does carry over to the parents as well. although many/most schools do not follow those rules.

  160. al ™ January 14, 2009 4:16 pm

    one site has named george daily-lyles the co defensive poy along with another UH recruit preston king.

    iuta tepa and stanjarvius mckay was also a first teamer all cif pac5 div.

    preston king allegedly has been offered a walkon. he would be a great pickup. small but is a football player. excellent return man and could actually become a great slotback.

  161. el guapo January 14, 2009 4:16 pm

    Fresno needs a new offensive coordinator

  162. al ™ January 14, 2009 4:29 pm

    did he accept the uw offer?

  163. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 4:29 pm

    Did I mention that I saw Esme in the parking lot, turned, and she was gone.
    Yes, she does “pull an Esme” even in real life.

  164. Committed Road Warrior January 14, 2009 4:31 pm

    el guapo:
    Fresno needs a new offensive coordinator


  165. al ™ January 14, 2009 4:43 pm

    st…did you mention that jack sula was enrolled?

    did you see that story i sent you???

  166. Calvin from Kona January 14, 2009 4:53 pm

    Thank you very much for all the birthday wishes!!

    For those nosy people out there…I’m 38 today

    Much Aloha..time to drink soon…

  167. wafan January 14, 2009 4:57 pm

    A very happy and memorable birthday to Pops and CFK!

    Have not yet had the pleasure of meeting either of you but the birthday wishes are sincere!

  168. LizKauai (iPhone) January 14, 2009 5:04 pm

    Hiya. On the road. It’s already windy in Lihue.
    Be safe everyone!

  169. LizKauai (iPhone) January 14, 2009 5:05 pm

    Hoo Calvin, you same same like my #1 son!

  170. al ™ January 14, 2009 5:08 pm

    happy birthday cfk.

    cfk, everytime i see that acronym i am thinking;

    something to eat that is fried
    an offspring of da punchbowl kid.

  171. d1島 January 14, 2009 5:08 pm


    Your #1 son starred in one Karaoke Video?

  172. d1島 January 14, 2009 5:12 pm

    RIP Mike Sakamoto…

    Got a nice pic of him w/ #1 son catching his first fish.

  173. duffer January 14, 2009 5:22 pm



  174. duffer January 14, 2009 5:24 pm

    WOW Mike Sakamoto! Enjoyed his fishing shows and even got to talk to him a couple of times at the “old” airport.

    Condolences to the Sakamoto family!

  175. jm2375 January 14, 2009 5:35 pm

    Thanks al. Stuck at work. Just got a lot of work put in my in-box. *tsai* And am waiting for kid. She’s going to watch the MPI bb game tonight. So I won’t get home till after 8 at the earliest.

  176. Bulla January 14, 2009 5:42 pm

    RIP to Mike Sakamoto

    Happy Bday to Pops and CFK

    hmmmm, CFK, do you know how to make a barbecue chicken chopped salad? oooops, wrong place, my bad…… i am hungry

  177. Bulla January 14, 2009 5:42 pm

    RIP to Mike Sakamoto

    Happy Bday to Pops and CFK

    hmmmm, CFK, do you know how to make a barbecue chicken chopped salad? oooops, wrong place, my bad…… i am hungry

  178. Bulla January 14, 2009 5:46 pm


    sorry for the double post, dang it, must be the high amount of MSG in my system from my lunch meeting….where’s my bottle of Patron, i mean smart water……..

  179. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 5:49 pm

    That was surprising to hear about Mike Sakamoto.
    Is Bruce Carter still alive?

  180. Garret January 14, 2009 5:49 pm

    Bess talks about Miami’s season.

    (On being on a team making this kind of turnaround) “It was special. It was something I definitely will never forget. It’s unfortunate it came to an end. We worked so hard week in and week out and we definitely weren’t ready to go home. That’s the way the game goes; you win some, you lose some. You’ve just got to bounce back and keep your head up.”

    (On what Coach Tony Sparano said to the team after the Ravens game) “He said he was proud of us. We can go on and on about making the mistakes we had, the good things we had, but at the end of the day, this was a special season. It’s something that’s never been bad. Hold your heads up high and just know that we’ve got some work ahead of us.”

  181. Garret January 14, 2009 5:52 pm

    Samson probably can’t feel comfortable about his job with Miami right now. Not only have the coaches apparently been telling reporters that they want a heavier center, but they just fired the OL coach. I hope that the new OL coach appreciates what he has in Samson and helps him take his game to the next level.

    The Dolphins have fired offensive line coach Mike Maser, the team confirmed today.

    Maser, 61, worked with Dolphins coach Tony Sparano while the two were on the Jaguars staff in 2002. He is the first assistant let go under Sparano’s watch.

    Sparano, a longtime offensive line coach before assuming his first head coaching job this year, isn’t interested in a dual role and is beginning a search for Maser’s replacement.

    The line’s progress wasn’t helped with the immediate loss of rookie right guard Donald Thomas in the season-opening loss to the Jets. That forced an inexperienced Ike Ndukwe into action. Then in Game 12 against the Rams, the Dolphins lost their most experienced, and arguably their most effective lineman when left guard Justin Smiley went down with a season-ending leg and ankle injury.

  182. roysan16 January 14, 2009 5:58 pm

    A question I would ask the AD or head coach:”If a recruit has already verbaled and pledged his commitment to another school *does it still make sense in bringing him here this weekend* on a recruiting visit. Taking everything into consideration I don’t see any upside for the UH in doing this. Your own intuition would tell you by looking at statistics and probabilities and extrapolating from them you know a kid going to and making his commitment known to a Pac-10 school (and having the chance of playing in his backyard at UCLA) would very unlikely change his mind and opt for Hawaii. Right? I say save your money for recruits that are the diamonds in the rough and have an eye for Hawaii, not one that has already made their intentions and have eyes elsewhere”.

  183. roysan16 January 14, 2009 6:04 pm

    The source of my post. Just click my name.

  184. djmitcho January 14, 2009 6:07 pm

    Wow, Mike Sakamoto. Forgive me, but is Hari Kojima still alive? Those 2 shows were 2 of my favs growing up

  185. LizKauai (iPhone) January 14, 2009 6:09 pm

    Awww. Mike Sakamoto rip ? Another fishing host gone.
    Pau pho. Time for Costco?

  186. duffer January 14, 2009 6:14 pm


    Not for awhile…..I think

  187. 808Chef January 14, 2009 6:16 pm

    Has anyone heard/read the possibility of losing a committed recruit who’s eligible right now to enroll at UH but can’t because of a “rule” stating we could only enroll 5 JCs during winter?? Sorry for brining news from “another” site but it just sounds really messed up if that’s the case.

  188. duffer (iPhone) January 14, 2009 6:19 pm

    I hope Kekoa is treating POPS to a very nice dinner!

    Haven’t seen CFK blogging on Cat’s blog lately.

  189. al ™ January 14, 2009 6:29 pm

    808….yah, i read that rumblings a couple of days ago. if i were uh i would look at my next option and see if he is interested. then tell masch to make a choice with a short deadline and then move on.

    and we do have other options.

  190. al ™ January 14, 2009 6:32 pm

    if you were hiring for a position….

    do you want someone who will be committed?
    someone who’s word is as strong as his attributes?

    these kids got to know that in doing so they are showing poor moral fiber and if the nfl is an option in the future, they will question their decisions even that far back.

    …nuff said.

  191. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 6:46 pm

    RIP Mike Sakamoto….I know his daughter very well….My condolences

  192. lava January 14, 2009 6:50 pm

    RIP Mike Sakamoto. I went on a lot of fishing trips — vicariously — through him.

  193. las vegas January 14, 2009 7:24 pm

    Awww Sakamoto, Wasn’t he still young?

    You have mail

  194. addahknowjoe January 14, 2009 7:28 pm

    Worked with Mike at a T-Shirt printing company in Hilo. Man, he could draw! He loved his fishing illustrations.

    But, what many don’t know about him is that braddah could scrap! Never looked for trouble but never backed down when it arrived at his door step.

    Follow what you love, my friend. Go in peace.

  195. 808Chef January 14, 2009 7:30 pm

    al…you got a point bro. at least this recruit still has UH as an option. all i can say is take what you got bro and even if you can’t come in for spring, you can still work out on your own. come to spring practice and watch if you can play. mental rep brah mental reps.

  196. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 7:52 pm

    talking about bradda Zack,
    if da rumor is true, I gotta say to da young man Zack Masch
    dat I wish him da best!!! If he like come now and not his
    fault, and he’s been working out for this opportunity, then
    the ncaa rule sucks a big one. it really sucks that we
    cannot save the world, and it really bums me out that we
    can’t give dis Warrior wisher the chance right now…

    Zack, you gotta do what you gotta do,
    I’m hoping you’ll be with us when the dust settles.
    gotta show grit, Warrior, gotta show grit….
    Best of luck to you, and i really mean it.
    Keep working hard, and never give up on yourself.

    Go Warriors!

  197. Kekoa January 14, 2009 7:56 pm

    Big Mahalo to all of the Tsaiko Ohana for your Birthday wishes for my Pops as he read the blog today. Those of you who have had the pleasure of meeting him, know that he is a very humble man who savors each day as if it were his last. You brought genuine joy to his day!

    His passion for sports is what I’ve learned to share with him for many years. His support during my playing days was tough at times. He made me practice picking up grounders until way after dark. Kept me in the batting cage until I couldn’t swing the bat anymore. Shoot baskets with him until we spelled ‘Horse’ 500 times!…but the key is, we did it together. He was always there for me. Now it’s my turn to be there for him. Happy Birthday Pops!

  198. Kekoa January 14, 2009 7:58 pm

    Duffer ~ Pops enjoyed a great lunch with a group of very good friends today. Thursday nite we are taking him out to Red Lobster to enjoy his favorite seafood, (turn away from the computer Rob 25) that is, if they will allow him to have it fresh from the tank, and eat it raw!

  199. Kekoa January 14, 2009 7:59 pm

    Bold is good!

  200. jm2375 (21) January 14, 2009 8:00 pm

    condolences to the Sakamoto clan. watched that show for a long time.

    Go Hoyas!! They beat the team I love to hate – da oranges. hehehehehe. Next up is Duke on Sat am.

    back to snoozing. waiting for the kid.

  201. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 8:02 pm

    Hi kekoa.
    Happy Birthday Mr. Furtado! And many many more!

  202. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 8:23 pm

    condolences to the Sakamoto clan. that man sure increased my passion for fishing! rest in peace Mr. Sakamoto.

  203. Garret January 14, 2009 8:25 pm

    Now I feel less badly about Utah not having a chance to play for the national title. Texas tried to schedule a series against Utah…but after signing a “letter agreement”, Utah pulled out of the series. Texas would have played at Utah this past season…if Utah had won that game, I believe they would have played in the BCS Championship game (especially since Texas beat Oklahoma). And Utah would have been at home for that game!

    Texas’ less-than-attractive nonconference slate next fall could hurt it in the Bowl Championship Series standings. Last year, though, Texas’ strength of schedule ranked 14th nationally in USA Today’s Sagarin ratings, largely on the merits of the strength of the Big 12.

    That might have been bolstered if a three-game series with Utah had not fallen through. Texas and Utah had a “letter agreement” in 2000 on a series that would have played two games in Austin in 2007 and 2009 with an away game in Salt Lake City in 2008.

    “Before we got to the formal contract phase, Utah decided not to do it,” Worley said. “They indicated they’d rather not play.”

  204. Garret January 14, 2009 8:27 pm

    Condolences to the Sakamoto family.

  205. Stephen Tsai January 14, 2009 8:27 pm

    I think Calvin is having a happy birthday.
    He’s at dinner with The Twins.

  206. MeiLing January 14, 2009 8:32 pm

    Hau’oli La Hanau to Pops & Calvin from Kona!!!

    Been out all day. Thanks for thinking of me, MsLiz.

  207. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 8:45 pm

    I hope you become one of us Chris Williamson.
    Welcome, bradda welcome!

    Go Warriors!

  208. SteveM January 14, 2009 8:49 pm

    Tsai-kos in Las Vegas September 18-19, 2009

    las vegas needs to know the numbers for the Saturday tailgate venue and buses. Planning is also underway for a Friday night Get-together Party for all mainland and HI Tsai-kos! Rich2176 needs to know who and how many tickets are needed. Survey requests for tickets will be turned over to Rich2176 at the end of February or when he asks.

    I will continue to collect ticket requests until Rich2176 is ready and tailgate and FRIDAY night party RSVPs until Sept. via the survey at:

    If you cannot get into the survey or have subsequent changes, please email me the info/changes at: stevem.hnl (at)

    A summary of the data and plans are posted at:
    Please check if your listed info is accurate. This listing also serves as your visual assurance that your ticket/tailgate requests were received.

  209. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 8:55 pm

    I’m guessing that you gotta make alot of sacrifice to come so far from home to pursue your D1A dream, Chris Williamson. As you mature, put on the weight in your legs, improve, and focus. The future is yours.

    Go Warriors!!

  210. Jason January 14, 2009 9:07 pm

    Dinner with the Twins? I mean, we had baseball with the Twins for my 21st, but if I had known dinner with just the Twins was an option … 😀

  211. (Jesse) James January 14, 2009 9:13 pm

    Calm down Jason….calm down…..LMAO

  212. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 9:14 pm

    count us in for the Friday nite LV KK. sure hope LV holds it right by where A House left all dat money last week. 😀
    so i can leave samoa. bwahaahaaa

  213. Jason January 14, 2009 9:18 pm

    I’m calm. Why wouldn’t I be calm? Don’t tell me to calm down, for I am calm. Calm as a day without trade winds. I’m as calm as calm can be. I cannot understand why you would tell me to calm down, for I am calm. Calm, calm, calm.


  214. Garret January 14, 2009 9:20 pm

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

    There are a lot of ground telescopes that will come online this year. Couple with the upgrade of the Hubble and the launch for the Herschel telescope that is bigger and more powerful than the Hubble, this will be a great year for astronomers!

  215. Garret January 14, 2009 9:20 pm

    MIT has come up with an awesome technique to enable blind people to see photographs by projecting images directly onto the retina in one eye. If they can really make that device for less than $500, they might have a big market and improve the lives of millions of people:

  216. Garret January 14, 2009 9:20 pm

    New technology enables rusted metal to be detected in concrete structures.

  217. Garret January 14, 2009 9:21 pm

    Northrop is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the first flight for the Stealth bomber, with the centerpiece of the celebration being this awesome looking B-2 bomber-themed motorcycle.

  218. Garret January 14, 2009 9:21 pm

    This 14-year-old girl in Florida actually passed 35,000 text messages in a month twice last year! The article also mentions that a man in India reportedly sent 182,689 in a month!

  219. Garret January 14, 2009 9:21 pm

    Free play links pau.

  220. Jason January 14, 2009 9:23 pm

    So in complete boredom, I decided to Google Hawai‘i and see what came up in Google News. Came across an article about tomorrow’s analog TV shutdown. Hope everyone here in Hawai‘i is ready for that!

    According to the report, the reason for Hawai‘i’s early compliance is interesting:

    Hawaii’s change is happening now so analog transmission towers can be taken down before the nesting season of the dark-rumped petrel, a volcano-dwelling endangered bird.

    Never heard of the bird, so I had to look it up. Its Hawaiian name is ‘ua‘u.

  221. Ralph January 14, 2009 9:24 pm

    Jason’s calm….a belly rub from Maryanne will do that to him, a belly rub is very therapeutic for anxiety attacks…

  222. las vegas January 14, 2009 9:24 pm

    Aiiiiiiii !!
    bhf2 in LV?!

  223. maryann(e) January 14, 2009 9:26 pm

    How would you like a belly rub? You’re such a big boy

  224. Ralph January 14, 2009 9:30 pm

    no belly rub for me, check out homey

  225. bighilofan2 January 14, 2009 9:31 pm


    yup, woopin it up, drinkin…workin da right arm… 😀

  226. maryann(e) January 14, 2009 9:32 pm

    wittle birdie says that Ralphie-walfie needs his opu rubbed

  227. las vegas January 14, 2009 9:34 pm

    wot u do wit dat right arm is up to u and Mrs bhf2.
    but no forget to play the slots wen out here.

  228. Jason January 14, 2009 9:40 pm

    I forgot to mention earlier, there’s a nice story in today’s Ka Leo on Roderick Flemings:

    Flemings brings high expectations to Hawai‘i

  229. al ™ January 14, 2009 9:44 pm

    yo ralphie…inquiring minds want to know when was the last time you had a belly rub?

  230. d1島 January 14, 2009 9:45 pm


    That’s a lot of texting!
    My thumbs are cringing 🙁

  231. las vegas January 14, 2009 9:52 pm

    somewhere in Hawaii, Ralph silently curses himself for bringing up the “belly rubbing” post.
    his silence speaks volumes…..
    he had forgotton that Tsai-Ko’s can smell an injured blogger a mile away
    any minute now d1 will take a shot.

  232. Ralph January 14, 2009 9:58 pm

    i’m watching ny csi

  233. las vegas January 14, 2009 9:59 pm

    any minute now d1 will take a shot.

  234. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:00 pm

    OMG… I am LMAO…
    first Jason- from the land of the evening CALM… and then Ralph’s total self-setup and maryann(e) stealth bomb right after Garret set up the whole B-2 scenario…
    Tsai-ko Classic!

    (running away from Ralph and ducking…)

  235. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:01 pm

    las veegas- d! is thinking about his thumbs…
    or was that m-homey’s thumbs????


  236. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:02 pm

    no can type when lol…


  237. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:02 pm

    any minute now…

  238. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:12 pm

    everyone is watching the news now???

  239. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:15 pm

    Wow- channel 9 showing Mike Sakamoto’s art!

  240. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:15 pm

    this is called the bhf2 syndrome…

  241. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:16 pm


  242. Jason January 14, 2009 10:17 pm

    Yep, watching the news. Who the heck (allegedly) attacks a cop with his dog? Crazy. Hope the cop will be alright.

  243. 808ike January 14, 2009 10:18 pm

    Happy Birthday to POPS and CALVIN!!

  244. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:19 pm

    What channel is that? I’m watching stuff on Pres-Elect.

  245. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:19 pm

    I was JUST going to say- where’s 808Ike???

  246. 808ike January 14, 2009 10:21 pm


    Everyone ran away. Just came on.

  247. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:24 pm

    Yeah- I saw Ralph running away from maryann(e)…

  248. jm2375 January 14, 2009 10:26 pm

    Hi Liz!! How does the wind blow?

  249. 808ike January 14, 2009 10:29 pm

    Quiet night. Can’t wait until LOI day. No more guessing needed.

  250. al ™ January 14, 2009 10:31 pm

    drum roll………..(can you hear it?)

    okay, d1…..d1?
    about now d1…..d1?

    las vegas…i tried.

  251. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:32 pm

    jm2375- rain is moving over to Oahu but Doppler is showing the wind kicking up the water on the ocean- creating “chaff”. It’s windy here- our windows are closed from the rain a couple hours ago.

  252. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:33 pm

    Still looking for a ProBowl buddy. See #29.

  253. 808ike January 14, 2009 10:35 pm

    Checked Rivals and Scouts. One of them listed 32 commitments
    with 2 soft verbals. A few will be gray shirts and walk ons.

  254. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:40 pm

    MeiLing- how ’bout dem Cardinals!!!

  255. 808ike January 14, 2009 10:41 pm

    Pouring rain now. So much for sleeping.

  256. koakane iphone January 14, 2009 10:44 pm

    Evening everyone wish all is fine.

    Been very busy with all the kekei’s back in school and they very excited telling what happened during the break.

    Hippo birdie two ewe pop’s one of my favorite kupuna’s. Also sending best wishes to CFK.

  257. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 14, 2009 10:45 pm

    Well, I’m gonna try to hit the sack.
    Sweet Dreams! and Nitey Nite!

  258. Addahknowsports© January 14, 2009 10:46 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about Mike Sakamoto. Took a class from him once. Really enjoyed the fishing shows.

  259. 808ike January 14, 2009 10:53 pm

    Foreclosure tops 3 million in 2008. 1in 54 homes.

  260. 808ike January 14, 2009 11:01 pm

    Congressman from New York is starting a push for a playoff system
    in college football.

  261. koakane iphone January 14, 2009 11:09 pm

    Nite and bed time for me also. No chance to get into nap routine yet. So get home really tired. But still reading and trying to keep up with blog news.

    Esmeeee whoooooosh

  262. whitey January 14, 2009 11:13 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos. Very sad to hear that Mike S passed on. He was a very good fisherman and info specialist. My condolences to his family.

  263. whitey January 14, 2009 11:15 pm

    The weather here is dark and warm. will be leaving the city of lights a little lighter, but still fat around the waist.

  264. whitey January 14, 2009 11:17 pm

    808ike, is it storming in hawaii? will be getting home in the morning, so hopefully not raining.

  265. whitey January 14, 2009 11:19 pm

    when i last check the sportsbook, the steelers and eagles were heavy favorites cause the line moved in their favor. would love to see the redbirds win and go to the super bowl for the first time.

  266. niho mano January 14, 2009 11:20 pm

    My condolences to the Sakamoto Family; I enjoyed fishing tales with Mike. Mahalo for the fishing episodes!

  267. whitey January 14, 2009 11:21 pm

    i am on a roll like bhf2, but no think can catch up with him.

  268. whitey January 14, 2009 11:22 pm

    good evening niho mano.

  269. whitey January 14, 2009 11:31 pm

    hawaiian airlines is starting a new policy on using your mileage. you can now travel one way with mileage and pay for the return or visa versa. if going to one of the mainland destination and it cost more for 1 direction and you don’t want to pay that amount, you may want to check if you can use your mileage. just a suggestion!!

  270. whitey January 14, 2009 11:33 pm

    ok, have a great evening.

  271. 808ike January 14, 2009 11:35 pm


    Congressman from New York is incoming chairman of the committee
    on oversight and government reform. The oversight committee can’t
    mandate the change by itself, but drawing attention to the subject. It
    could refer the matter to a regulatory body like the Securities And
    Exchange Commission or Federal Trade Commission and one of
    those agencies could investigate if the BCS violates antitrust laws.

  272. 808ike January 14, 2009 11:41 pm

    Obama said he will throw his weight around to get a playoff in place.

    Others involved:
    Rep. Joe Barton–Texas
    Rep. Neil Abercombie
    Mark Shurtleff–Utah Attorney General

  273. 808ike January 14, 2009 11:52 pm

    Dr. David Frohnmayer, Univ. or Oregon President and Chair of the
    BCS Presidential Oversight Committee, said ” The presidents,
    bowl administrators, commissioners, and others who are involved
    with postseason college football are pleased to work with Congress,
    as they have on several occasions in the past and welcome
    questions or ideas for improving the system.”


  274. 808ike January 14, 2009 11:54 pm

    Should go after bhf2 record.

  275. Committed Road Warrior January 15, 2009 12:07 am

    808ike, have at it if you like.

  276. niho mano January 15, 2009 12:55 am

    Howzit Whitey, don’t know to much about football but I love UH football and how they represent the state and reading the blogs concerning football …I hope we get all the recruits that committed. mahalo and have a good night!

  277. addahknowjoe January 15, 2009 2:14 am

    let me break up the stillness of the night

  278. las vegas January 15, 2009 2:40 am

    In the still of the night
    I held you
    Held you tight
    ‘Cause I love
    Love you so
    Promise I’ll never
    Let you go
    In the still of the night

  279. las vegas January 15, 2009 2:41 am


  280. HiFlyer January 15, 2009 3:54 am

    Garret #217

    That bike is more than two years old now, I remember seeing it on one of their shows when I was still living in OK. They showed them going to Whiteman AFB, Mo. to get ideas for the design.

  281. wafan January 15, 2009 4:44 am

    Good morning all!

    One more wake up until the three day weekend!!!


  282. duffer January 15, 2009 5:34 am

    Good Morning!

    Update for Nalani………….

  283. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 6:05 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    howzit. put da head down, and down down down went da head. 😀
    but your exhortations on my right hand moves gets my hole body stimulated. 😆 now i’m lookin fo Ralph and Maryann(e). 😀

  284. Garret January 15, 2009 6:16 am


    I didn’t realize that the bike was two week old! The press releases make it seem like it was made for the anniversary of the first B-2 flight!

  285. Garret January 15, 2009 6:19 am

    Looks like Gannett is in some financial trouble. They are asking everyone at corporate to take a week of unpaid time off during this quarter.

    Gannett CEO Craig Dubow announced the plan in a memo today, sent to E&P, and posted below. It is followed by a memo from Bob Dickey, head of the newspaper division:


    Today Gannett is implementing a furlough program across all U.S. divisions and at corporate headquarters. This means that most of our U.S. employees – including myself and all other top executives – will be furloughed for the equivalent of one week in the first quarter. This furlough will be unpaid. Unions also will be asked to participate.

    We are doing this to preserve our operations and continue to deliver for our customers while confronting the issues raised by some of the most difficult economic conditions we have ever experienced.

    As a result of your feedback, and in an effort to minimize the need for more layoffs, I have decided to take another approach as we enter 2009. To that end, every non-represented employee in the USCP division will be furloughed for five business days during this quarter. That includes me, your publisher, everyone. Unions will be asked to accept furloughs in lieu of layoffs. We all will be sharing the financial hardship.

  286. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 6:24 am


    thanks for the off topic. all of us going to tighten our belts. and to do my part, I promise to eat less.. next year. bwahaaahaaa.

    snf snf, nah… now….

  287. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 6:34 am

    ho boy, wish i wuz where whitey stay.

  288. d1島 January 15, 2009 6:35 am

    Great Morning All!

    las vegas,
    Apologies for non-responsive behavior….it was the result of self-inflicted Belly Rubbing Euphoria inspired by Ralph’s alleged attempt at escaping the inevitable encounter with MaryAnne…nah nah! 😉

  289. Garret January 15, 2009 6:41 am


    I follow what happen at the corporate level at Gannett because it directly affects the Advertiser and this blog. For example, ST and the rest who are part of the Advertiser union have the choice of taking a full week off without pay or having more layoffs over the next 2 months.

    That means if ST does this blog and his Warrior articles that he’ll be working for free! Plus, that really decreases the chance of the Union and Management coming to a deal that makes everyone happy at the Advertiser, which decreases our chances of seeing the videos from the Princess. Blog strikes and other measures could be coming…but when management is taking unpaid time off, it isn’t like they have lots of money to spread around.

  290. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 6:46 am

    belly rubs… supah secret stuff lie dat can only be absolved by going to da Vatican, hook up a date for MaryAnne wit da Apostolic Penitentiary

    sin in da sin city…. sinners! Gudting I lookin out fo yo bes pahtz. 😀

  291. Garret January 15, 2009 6:49 am

    I’m surprised that the ACC had the best record between the BCS conferences. For those who said last week that the BCS conference teams were afraid to play D-IAA teams because of App State’s win over Michigan…BCS conference teams went 50-0 against D-IAA teams in 2008.

    The only BCS conference with a losing record against the non-BCS conferences was the Pac-10…the MWC saw to that in 2008.

    While the SEC won its third straight national title, the ACC can claim more wins (17) against teams from the Bowl Championship Series than the SEC or any of the other major conference during the 2008 season.

    The ACC went 17-14 against teams from the six BCS conferences and Notre Dame, despite a 2-6 bowl record in the group. The ’08 record is up from 13-16 in ’07 and 6-16 in ’06.

  292. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 6:52 am


    Respect and leadership during the season begins with respect and leadership in the off season, especially during the dead period.
    This is the dead period.

    Is everybody on the team stepping up to the plate now?

    Go Warriors!

  293. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 7:05 am

    Zach Masch,

    is it really yu dat neva get one of the 5 JUCO invites fo enroll on schollie now, and dat is causing you 2nd tauts? wuz reading about yu this morning on one of the dotcom sites. U getting 2 PAC10 schollie offers plus 2 more odda D1 offers now. so U get choices. I sure hope the other offers are just like ours, so U noze that choosing UH will be very similar to U choosing Arizona Western 18 months ago. big decision.

    No jump da gun, Zach. play smart now. Remember how people looked you in the eye. If the Hawai peep is keeping his word, thats the big factor for you to consider. and i mean it when i say no jump da gun.
    Warriors are in this togedda. U an me. and Us, Warrior Nation.

    Go Warriors!

  294. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 7:12 am

    Marcus best of wishes to you and da odda 2 plusses!

    Go Warriors!

  295. djmitcho January 15, 2009 7:17 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Hope everyone has a good day.

  296. Bulla January 15, 2009 7:25 am

    good morning Tsaikos,

    get ready for a ‘big one’….civil defense meeting yesterday was pretty confident that this storm is going to get ugly in the darkness of night tonight.

    prepare for blackouts and nasty winds/rain.

    from your weatherwatcher, and protector of the natives from the tourists……..

  297. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 7:28 am

    howzit Djmitcho.

    when I read that peeps call Benson Maafala 6’2″ short and stout OG, I stay tinkin WTF? da bugga tall as me.

    and when I read dat peeps saying Chauncey Makainai, 6’4″ is a little short for OG, an i stay vizulizin doze 2 Ponchee braddas at Florida, i stay tinkin to myself,

    Benson and Chauncy, strap it on! come to play! cut da body fat and bring one hammah! 😀

    Go Warriors!

  298. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 7:35 am

    howzit bulla,

    DPK, D1, Pride, sjmacro, myki, LizK, SteveM, ST, Ralph, LV, homeyx,Stretch, J(j), kakanui da lurka, koakane, kekoa, Pops, Kazz, WarrriorMojo, Doc, AJoe, Aports, Kinda Shy, JaM, Nalani, Rob25, JMxxx., wafan, djmitcho, NYUH, FTed, 808ike, Pomai, Jason, TOM, C_cut, Coaches, anwhoeva i wen foget fo now,

    you all have a wonderful day

    Go Warriors!

  299. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 7:36 am

    you 2! 😀

  300. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 15, 2009 7:43 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    eh, bhf2- ya godda talk eeengleesh to da mainland guys… oddawize day no can unnerstan…


  301. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 15, 2009 7:44 am

    Mahalo, bulla.
    Da windows are rattlin here on da wessai of Kauai.

  302. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 7:46 am

    Have a nice day Elizabeth. 😆

  303. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 15, 2009 7:49 am

    bhf2- eh- i not one mainlan jr college guy 😈
    mahalo, tho… 😆

  304. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 7:51 am

    And while you are contemplating a fine dining experience,

    I tinkin palani cubed, 1/4 2nd stomach diced, chili, alae salt, inamona, limu kohu, opihi diced, poi, a bowl ah PBS an full partisipashun in da big wind.. 😆 😆 😆

  305. bighilofan2 January 15, 2009 7:55 am

    hold dat tix. Sue like go wit you.

  306. Kekoa January 15, 2009 7:55 am

    bhf2 ~ Without you in our faces, it’s like…it’s like a day without sunshine! 😎

  307. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 15, 2009 8:02 am

    bhf2- fo real? OK! Me and Sue!

  308. Kekoa January 15, 2009 8:47 am

    Liz ~ Wasn’t there a song about…

    Me & Sue and a dog named Brew
    travelin’ and a livin’ off the land

    Me & Sue and a dog named Brew
    Oh how loved being a free man…

    BHF2 is too eager to send Sue off island. The plans for his soiree’ is going to reach across the waters and draw da Maui & Oahu guys ovah to sample da feesh and other deelectables he goin’ cook. Sly Mongoose must have a gallon of Pineapple Swipe hidden away!

  309. Steve Maxwell March 19, 2009 8:01 pm

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