Sullivan: Punahou's Makaula accepts UH offer

Doris Sullivan is the first to confirm that Punahou School’s Kimo Makaula has accepted a football scholarship from UH.
Makaula, a quarterback at Punahou, will compete at defensive end for the Warriors.  “I made my decision, and I’m very happy with it,” Makaula told The Advertiser. “I look forward to playing for Coach Mack.”

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Central Arkansas and UH have reached an agreement to play each other in the 2009 football opener at Aloha Stadium.
“I’m happy to be playing our first game next year at home,” UH coach Greg McMackin said. “I know Jim (Donovan, UH’s athletic director) called a lot of teams, and Central Arkansas stepped up to the plate. They’re going to be a good team to open with. I have a lot of respect for their program.”

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SALT LAKE CITY — Is it “road rage” if the outburst happens at the rental-car counter?
A woman went vocal, screaming that the rental company did her wrong. The employee backed the company’s side by pointing to a computer printout.
That’s when the woman yelled: “The computer is stupid!”
I’ll use that line the next time somebody grumbles about one of my stories.
I noticed that the “key” to my rental car does not have the metal thing that, uh, you know, is the “key” part of a key. I was then told that’s the new key, and you insert the part that says “panic” into the ignition.

And, a few blocks from the hotel, is a Budweiser plant.
Welcome to Salt Lake City, site of the WAC Football Media Preview.

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This afternoon, thanks to Dave Reardon, we watched Derrick Lowe play for the Dallas Mavericks’ entry in the Rocky Mountain Revue, a summer basketball league for NBA hopefuls and rookies. Lowe started, and hit a 3-pointer in the final minute of the Mavericks’ 90-73 loss.


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An early run of 200 UH football media guides will be distributed at the WAC Football Media Preview, which begins today in Salt Lake City.
The guides are made entirely of recycled paper — Go Green!
To save money, the full run will be limited to only a few thousand. That means that season-ticket holders, who used to receive the guides for free, will no longer be on the distribution list.
But a free online version will be available. And folks still may purchase the guides.
Also, to save moolah, UH is not mailing the guides to the WAC event. Instead, linebacker Adam Leonard, who will represent the Warriors, is being asked to take a box of media guides as check-in baggage.


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Punter Tim Grasso appears to be a new man.
After spending the spring and first summer session in Utah, he is back in Hawai‘i. He lost 20 pounds, darkened his hair and is now pain-free.
He punted most of last year with a partially torn hamstring. He spent more than two months rehabbing the injury during the spring.
Yesterday, he punted for more than an hour, outlasting his punt returners.


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Safety Vili Nauahi, who underwent successful elbow surgery during the offseason, declared himself to be physically fit. He resumed 7-on-7 drills yesterday.


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Cornerback Ryan Mouton, who is expected to have a breakout season, is going to take a short break to attend his father’s birthday celebration in Katy, Texas.


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Eight weeks ago, quarterback Brent Rausch arrived in town with Emo-black hair. Then he cut it short and went back to his natural sandy hue. But last week, he dyed his hair again. Rausch has been picking up the offense, and he is expected to challenge for playing time.


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And belated congratulations to the parents and sisters of 2-week-old Aiden Humphreys. His mother, Tara, is the trainer for the UH volleyball teams.




  1. TChahng [대장입니다] July 22, 2008 4:34 am

    Morning Tsai-Kos! been a while since I hit UNO!

  2. TChahng [대장입니다] July 22, 2008 4:36 am

    For your viewing an listening pleasure….

    Bulgarian Idol Valentina Hasan singing “Ken Lee” (click on my name).

  3. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2008 4:41 am

    Congrats on being “first.”

  4. Maverick July 22, 2008 4:47 am

    TChang hits the “Cha-Ching” with # 1 ( and 2).

    Nice pics ST. Thanks – Makes my day that you keep us in touch. Guess bleached blonde hair with the Hawaiian islands painted on top is now Passe’ ?

  5. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 4:51 am

    Cute guys, cute baby!

    How’s the weather, ST? Rather windy here in Foster Village.

  6. TChahng [대장입니다] July 22, 2008 4:57 am

    I’d like to get a hard copy of the media guide. If can, can… if no can… well then I’ll be happy with the digits (soft copy). Cover looks good with the big D monsters.

    Wow, almost mid-night here in Seoul. “Esme” and Goodnight!

  7. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 5:04 am

    haha Esme is famous even in Korea!

  8. brew808 July 22, 2008 5:05 am

    😯 🙄 😀 ~•~ Good Morning Tsaikos and Warrior Nation!!! ~•~ 😀 🙄 😯

    Good to hear the guys have had time to heal and are reporting to camp in good condition and ready for battle! The team sounds solid with depth at all positions. I don’t think we could say that in past years. I think the only positions of some concern are Grasso and Kelly, and maybe Ingram – all key members of the special teams.

    ST – Are you in SLC already? Have a great trip! Let’s not change the league and WAC press outlook for UH ….. yet! If they want to under-rate the team and it’s chances, then fine – we’ll surprise the HECK out of them come game time! IMHO.

    Okay – everyone have a great day! 😀

  9. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2008 5:10 am

    I’m still in SFO.
    I don’t board for another 20 minutes.

  10. brew808 July 22, 2008 5:14 am

    Okay – have a nice time in SLC. I suppose there’s no daughters to visit or deliver “care” packages to on this trip!

    Don’t have too many green drinks or BBQ. And don’t forget your medicine! Ha! 😀

  11. myki July 22, 2008 5:19 am

    Good morning Stephen, TChahng, Maverick, gigi, brew808 and all other early bird Tsai-kos. Have a safe trip Stephen. How soon will you be back?

    What’s with the hang up about the resurfacing of “Cooke Field’? Any inside info?

  12. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 5:20 am

    What’s this about meds? ST takes apple martinis! Now, I’m curious. What does it taste like? Apples?

  13. myki July 22, 2008 5:25 am

    Stephen, most of us are going to be really disappointed without hard copies of the media guides! Are we going to be able to purchase them?

  14. Garret July 22, 2008 5:35 am


    Thank you for all of the updates! I love the photos and notes on each player…the season is getting so close!

  15. Garret July 22, 2008 5:37 am

    Shout out to Liz for the awesome job she has been doing in finding and posting updates on Colt from the Washington papers! For some reason what she is posting doesn’t show up on my Google searches, so I wouldn’t be able to keep up with Colt without Liz and this blog!

  16. Garret July 22, 2008 5:39 am

    Long Beach Press-Telegram has an article about Nielsen’s commitment to UH. Nice press in SoCal for UH! There are a lot of other potential recruits (and their parents) who will read this article in their paper.

    Gahr High quarterback Corey Nielsen didn’t have to choose the University of Hawaii. He had scholarship offers from Arizona, Idaho and UNLV as well. And with a 4.0 GPA, Nielsen was giving a few Ivy League schools a look.

    But after a trip to the UH Football Skills Camp last week, Nielsen knew he’d found the right place.

    “(The run-and-shoot) is really similar to our offense at Gahr,” Nielsen said.

    Hawaii’s offense works primarily out of the shotgun formation, which could help the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder deliver the ball before opposing linemen track him down.

    “I’m not the typical 6-3, 6-4 quarterback,” Nielsen said.

  17. Garret July 22, 2008 5:55 am

    Athlete from Hawaii is about to make his CFL starting debut.

    For the record, it’s LOW-ben-dahn. You better learn it, because it looks like the Hawaii native is going to be playing smack dab in the middle of the Bomber defence for a while.

    The bad news became official late yesterday afternoon: veteran middle linebacker Barrin Simpson is done for the year because of a torn pectoral muscle suffered in Friday’s 27-18 loss to B.C.

    While he won’t have the same presence as Simpson, the middle linebacking job now turns to Lobendahn, a 25-year-old rookie from Honolulu who played at the University of Washington.

    “I am ready. This is my chance,” Lobendahn said. “Too bad that Barrin Simpson got hurt. He’s a great player and has done a lot for this organization. I just gotta step in and play as well as him.”

    Lobendahn’s father, Richard, just completed a two-week vacation, but he’s thinking about using some sick days to make the trip from Honolulu to Winnipeg for Thursday’s game.

    “He’s going to try to make it up here,” Lobendahn said. “He’s very excited.”

  18. Garret July 22, 2008 5:59 am

    Q&A with BYU’s head coach mentions how teams from the WAC and MWC that made it to BCS bowls had a leader at QB or RB.

    RG: Of those teams, those non-BCS teams, who have made those runs, they’ve all had that guy who it all centers around, with Ian Johnson, Alex Smith and Colt Brennan. Does Max Hall have that quality?

    BM: I think so. I wouldn’t ever compare him to those, but you need a great leader in a position that can make a difference. And those teams have had that. I think Max can do that.

  19. Garret July 22, 2008 6:03 am

    I can’t remember if I mentioned this before–my parents and I had a stopover in Houston where we ate lunch at a food court while waiting for our flight to New Orleans. The table next to us had 4 quite large men, and they asked us if we were Warrior fans (all of us were wearing green UH shirts, which probably was why they noticed us). We got to talk with them for awhile about the season and the upcoming Sugar Bowl. At the end they mentioned that one of them would be playing for the Warriors this season…Vili Nauahi. He looks like he’s in even better shape than he was in late December when my family met him.

  20. d1shima July 22, 2008 6:04 am

    Thanks for the news about Joe Lobendahn – another Crusader who’s representing!

  21. d1shima July 22, 2008 6:13 am

    Great Morning All.

    Forgot to greet everyone first.

    Sheesh, my first time buying season tix and wat! no media guide!
    Oh well, maybe I’ll check in wen Stephen gets back and wait for a CONTEST!!!

  22. myki July 22, 2008 6:13 am

    Good morning Garret and d1! Doris was very appreciative of the ink cartridges!! We asked her if there was anything we could do to physically assist her ( since we have the time) She said the best way to assist her would be to keep our eyes and ears open for any info on kids with potential who are under the radar and get the info to her.

  23. d1shima July 22, 2008 6:16 am

    Happy Birthday to Ryan Mouton’s Dad!

    Congratulations to Aiden Humphreys’ folks. Goorookin’ baby!

    Looks like more players are moving over to the clean-cut look.

  24. d1shima July 22, 2008 6:22 am

    Good morning myki.

    Thanks for making the delivery. That Doris is somethin’ else, huh? What a treasure!

    If you and SJ_macro are up in Manoa again this morning I hope it’s a little cooler for you folks.

  25. Loa July 22, 2008 6:27 am

    morning gang!

    Stephen – thanks for the pics and have fun in SLC

    Looks like more players are moving over to the clean-cut look.


    sj/myki – thanks for the call yesterday, hope to hook up with Doris tomorrow

    have a safe and happy day!

  26. d1shima July 22, 2008 6:35 am


    LOL. Not that there’s anything wrong widda “free ‘n easy” look. 😀

  27. d1shima July 22, 2008 6:36 am


    Wea did you see the info about the Ching Field resurfacing hang-up?

  28. d1shima July 22, 2008 6:42 am

    Stay dry everyone and have a great day!


  29. FloridaTed July 22, 2008 6:44 am

    Goog morning, Tsai-Meister and Tsaiko-Nation.

    Have a good trip to SLC.

    Looks like all the little pieces are falling into place. Even though Funaki and Graunke have the inside track right now, I would not be shocked if one of the JC’s emerges as the starter, once the coaches get a hold of them in camp. It’s like a great, page turning mystey novel.

    Is politics and bureaucracy rearing its ugly head over Ching field again? We have to fight this, or momentum could be stalled.

    Have a great day everybody, got go to work, laterz.

  30. Loa July 22, 2008 6:45 am

    d1 – homey called it “retro”, had some Ching Field info one other site

  31. djmitcho July 22, 2008 6:49 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland

  32. Ronnie July 22, 2008 6:50 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation!

    Here’s a quote from the Washington Redskins ( blog:

    For all you Colt Brennan supporters out there (the ones who want him to make the team, not the ones who expect him to be the starter), he made some sharp throws to the RBs in the earlier drills — mostly short stuff, but one nicely placed longer throw to Rock Cartwright. I didn’t spot him during the 11-on-11s, though.

  33. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 22, 2008 7:00 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Thankx, Garrett!

    Haha…Ronnie beat me to the punch with the Matt Teri blog post on Colt.
    BTW… He was gracious enough to drop me an email and I invited him to join us here… so WELCOME MATT (get it?) if you drop by – please say HI!

    HiHo- early day today.

    ST- awesome pix today- have fun in SLC!


  34. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 7:01 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    In Florida, its 38 days and countin~


    Daniel Iopa, KeaauHS, olineman great gpa is a under radar guy.

    early this morning (yesterday’s blog), I went off about the CookChing Field turf fix. will be back in tomorrow’s blog. loud and clear.
    Go Yourselves.

    Go Warriors!!!

  35. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 22, 2008 7:08 am

    btw… Colt’s practice was cut short because of rain. Oh yeah. That is the land of lightning… I get it.


  36. Ronnie July 22, 2008 7:11 am

    Hi Liz! 😀

    Hi Matt! 😀

  37. Stretch July 22, 2008 7:14 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    d1 – hopefully WDoc can give us the answer to your Ching Field question

  38. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 7:14 am

    okay, after i posted i read what others had just posted, so i’m back on the box again.

    UH Support Personnel (that be UH attorneys),
    you got to help out Jim Donovan NOW! Don’t play like a DII school. Play hard ball. In hindsight, you messed up, thats all there is to it. The bottom line is you gave a guy the opportunity to cry foul and its holding us up. Always going get Daniel Smith who is gonna sue. Get him outta da way. Get the job going. Make him file injunction. Get the team fix going now. Life is not perfect. Play with the winged arm. If Blaze can do it, if Dan can do it, so can the team. That means U. Get a move on fixin the field this summer.

    Say what you gotta say to get the field going. Lay all the #s down, written explanation why we gonna do it this way, and do it. NOW. Make rules for the next time. FIX IT NOW!!!! I don’t understand the precedence set when the foremost criteria is to FIX IT NOW. If you made a mistake, so what? If president Bush can get his guy to fly when the fly meant bustin da rules, then bust the rules.

    C’mon guyz, back up Jimmy Donovan. For the team. Coach Mack needs the help. Jim needs the help. Our team needs the help. Step up. Be like
    Mr. Hill in Pearl City. He stepped up. So can you!


  39. myki July 22, 2008 7:16 am

    d1 you must have fast fingers to get thru on the radio. Thanks for asking the question ‘cuz I’m curious too. Don’t recall hearing anything about it before.

  40. Kelli July 22, 2008 7:18 am

    I told Derek it looks like the players on the cover are playing that pyramid thing — you know the one where you have layers of people on top of each other? Not that it’s a bad thing. It’s kinda cool. I guess I wasn’t the first to say that, though.

  41. Stretch July 22, 2008 7:20 am

    BHF2 – can you explain what mistake was made and who is protesting the bid??

  42. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 7:23 am

    sjmacro, myki1

    howzit you 2. I’ll be lookin for you next Thurs and Fri at practice.

  43. myki July 22, 2008 7:25 am

    Hi bighilo, We’ll be there on Thursday but no moah on Friday. See you then.

  44. Loa July 22, 2008 7:26 am

    stretch – google “cooke field turf protest”

  45. Kelli July 22, 2008 7:34 am

    This is pretty cool: TChahng [대장입니다]. Someone tell me what it says, please. 감사합니다. Speaking of all things Korean, I just discovered that Kwon Sang Woo (권상우) is getting married in September.

  46. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 7:44 am

    Alojahz Errybody…

    Aunty Ronnie – Thanks again for reposting my question to Adam yesterday…

    Kelli – Thanks for the Japanese tutorial…although I think I will stick with engrish for now 🙂

    D-Low – Good luck, make the best decision for yourself whether you play in Australia, Europe, or find yourself on an NBA roster…

  47. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 7:45 am

    1. D1shima, great posts last eve, all good.

    2. Stretch, I dunno da details, only what I read here, and da vibes i get from here. I not one geeneeus, but I do no deze truuts: a) no fix field this summa, b)all on hold til laters, c)sumbudy cry foul, d)get layahz involved, e)sue job re “process” and, f)get fingaz in da rong spotz, holdin back progress.

    I say chop da finga(z) off, loosen up da backup, an let her ripp!!! 😆 😀


  48. Geezy July 22, 2008 7:45 am

    hey guys, i been reading this blog everyday but prob. only posted once…Florida Ted, looking at past history we’ve got pretty beaten up trying to start a new quarterback for the first time…..Rolovich & TC in 2000, Brennan in 2005, i say we stick with either Graunke who has starter experience or a much improved Funaki who knows the O to the T…could be possible they would rotate….and use the back-ups to mop-up…..unless they’re really that good enough tp play…think they’ll need to grasp the O completely before getting out on that field

  49. Stretch July 22, 2008 7:47 am

    Loa – thanks for the info.

  50. Kekoa July 22, 2008 7:55 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Villagers!

    Stretch ~ Are you on island today? If not, see you at Sam’s this eve.

    Koakane ~ You still on oxygen my friend? If not, meet me at the ball field this morning. We go watch practice and den pull EIS at the nearest sports bar at lunch time.

  51. Ronnie July 22, 2008 7:56 am

    Pauoa Boy – no problem. I’m sorry it didn’t get answered…

  52. Maverick July 22, 2008 7:59 am

    Geezy, your post about the experienced QB makes the most logical sense, especially when facing Florida.

    Why wasn’t Weber St. our opener?

  53. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 8:03 am

    Yes, I feel the same way. Graunke should start because he has game experience and threw for TDs.

  54. Esme July 22, 2008 8:07 am

    Hi, gang! Hi, ST!


    TChahng and gigi, re: posts 6 & 7 … you guys are hilarious.

  55. Maverick July 22, 2008 8:08 am

    What was it about JJ that preferred to open with top powerhouse teams?

    I just don’t understand that philosophy.

  56. Kekoa July 22, 2008 8:10 am

    Bhf2 ~ You have declared Whiskey-Alpha-Romeo on the ‘suits’ this morning. I know a little bit about that stuff. If we stir up media attention on these clowns and get on ’em – put ’em in the flood lights, that may force their hand to take action.

    A little investigative reporting by a certain member of the media we know would do the trick. Make a little “Dateline NBC” Hawaiian style and hound them until they get that field built. A little full court press-shah.

    We see the slogan on decal stickers all over “Ainokeah!” Should be just the opposite in this case, “WeKeah!”

  57. MeiLing July 22, 2008 8:10 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Maika’i, Tim Grasso! Glad to hear he is well & kickin’.

    Glad to hear that UH is thinking green, as in recycled paper for the media guides. And probably paying for Adam’s extra luggage to take the box of guides.

    ST~ Are you in Utah for this? Hope your sister is doing better.

  58. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 8:10 am

    hi, Esme!

    Yeah, Maverick, I remember that awful opener against USC not too long ago! ugh.

  59. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 8:12 am

    Yes, ST, prayers for your sister!

  60. Kelli July 22, 2008 8:12 am

    Pauoa Boy: You’re welcome. Believe it or not, we were REQUIRED to be able to type in Japanese for 102. Sensei made us submit a weekly diary/journal thing in Japanese via e-mail. After a while it got addicting and now I e-mail my friends from Japan like that. They were impressed, but are forever correcting my typos.

  61. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 8:12 am

    If you want to be the best you got to beat the best, I say BCS or not bring em, we’ll pound em. If you keep playing teams you know you can blow out what does that do for you besides allow you an easy W? Then you wonder why we get no respect…

    Top 25 needs to play Top 25 to be Top 25 to stay Top 25

  62. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 8:16 am

    Kelli – If I even tried to type to you or anyone in Japanese, it’ll be like that phone commercial where I might call you something like stinky fish face…haha. I lived in Japan for almost 2-3 years and still don’t know what I’m saying except for sitting in a bar yelling Sake! Or Bonzai! 🙂

  63. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 8:16 am

    morning every1 – great news about the 2 verbal offers at yesterday’s camp to Benson Ma’afala and Chauncey M. (not gonna attempt da last name). hopefully we get to hear about some commits later today 🙂

  64. d1shima(tilted) July 22, 2008 8:19 am

    Two words: tell ma’s

  65. curveball July 22, 2008 8:20 am


    Maybe JJ was already planning to leave and set us up…….

  66. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 8:21 am

    Aunty Ronnie – No worries, I’m sure Adam went read em regardless…

    I was going ask you if you knew of the scoops on the kicker from Temecula supposedly walking on to UH. Was talking with Garret and he said he went to Dan Kelly’s high school Linfield Christian. The only kid I know from that area is Colinn Yost, he played WR/DB/K/P. Good size at 6’3″ 195lbs. sort of like Kelly. Heard he’s attended some Kicking combines and camps and has been one of the top kickers in each. Just wondering if you knew…

  67. Kekoa July 22, 2008 8:22 am

    Geezy ~ Welcome! Like your take on the QB situation. We are blessed with some really awesome QB’s!

    If you live on island, please take some time off and come to the pre-season practices. Once the boys get suited up in full pads, make full contact, and work the plays…it’s survival of the fittest!

    Check back into the WB archives for the practice times ST posted. It’s well worth the price of admission…$3 for parking.

  68. midori7 July 22, 2008 8:23 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Safe trip to ST & Adam Leonard.

    Good to hear that Grasso is back in town & at workouts.

    Hope to watch a couple of practices once Fall Camp begins.

  69. Kekoa July 22, 2008 8:26 am

    D-1 ~ Gotcha on dat one ober dere! You make de telepone call to me when you are read-day.

  70. Maverick July 22, 2008 8:28 am

    Opening with a top ten team, or AA is a double edge sword. Depends on where we sit with exposure and depth. If UH has been in the top levels with consistent years back – back, then all means, bring on those top powerhouse teams for a season opener.
    But it hasn’t been that way. This Florida game with timing of date and middle of the day is nothing but rough edges. Our Warriors will need to be trimmed to sharpness like it’s the last game of the season and keep injuries to nada or minimum.
    Our track record with the past years of this subject speaks the strut.

  71. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 8:30 am

    Our Warriors need to play the so called big name schools to be considered amongst the best. If you can’t hang with the big boys you will always be picked on and never get any respect. I know you all want to see us get a W, gain confidence then go after the big fish, but to me I could care less. I say beginning of the season, during or end bring em anytime, anyplace. Like Fresno St. if you don’t have that mentality then you shouldn’t be playing D1 level and maybe should be D2. I dislike Fresno St. but there football team is well more respected than ours and I wonder why? Time to move up, not down, have faith, and BELIEVE or just moonwalk like MJ and beat it, just beat it… 🙂

  72. d1shima(tilted) July 22, 2008 8:31 am

    Back wen dese games were booked by the Former Coach, UH WAS da “tune-up” game!

  73. Maverick July 22, 2008 8:37 am

    Just don’t schedule 2 AA games per year, and win those OOC/conference games, then the respect follows.
    UH does have a chance, but If we can keep Florida from beating the vegas point spread, that’s a start in the right direction for this season.

  74. bonar July 22, 2008 8:37 am


  75. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 8:38 am

    Good morning gang…gotta be off soon. Just thought I’d drop by for a bit.

    Good word on Grasso. Anybody think he sort of looks like Jon Veneri??

    Cooke Field problems? I didn’t hear about that. Guess I’ll have to do some research.

    Gigi – apple martinis taste like martinis…not apples….

    ST – Prayers for your sister as well.

  76. Da Punchbowl Kid July 22, 2008 8:39 am

    Good Morning All!

  77. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 8:39 am

    Forget who was asking but here’s the upcoming practice schedule…

    Saturday, Aug. 2 — Freshman and junior-college transfers report to training camp.
    Sunday, Aug. 3 — Veterans report, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Monday, Aug. 4 — Practice: 10 a.m.-noon.
    Tuesday, Aug. 5 — Practice: 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
    Wednesday, Aug. 6 — Practice: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 7 — Practice: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
    Friday, Aug. 8 — Practice: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Walk-through: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 9 — Practice; 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Walk-through: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 10 — Off.
    Monday, Aug. 11 — Practices: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 12 — Practice: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.. Walk-through: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Aug. 13 — Practices: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 14 — First day of full pads. Practice: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Friday, Aug. 15 — Practices: 8:30 a.m.-11;30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 16 — Practice: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 17 — Off.
    Monday, Aug. 18 — Practices: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 19 — Practice: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Wednesday, Aug. 20 — Practices: 7 a.m.-9 a.m., 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Aug. 21 — Practice: 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
    Friday, Aug. 22 — Practices: 7 a.m.-9 a.m., 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 23 — Practice: 7 a.m.-10 a.m.. Walk-through: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 24 — Off.
    Monday, Aug. 25 — First day of school. Practice: 7 a.m.-9 a.m.
    Tuesday, Aug. 26 — Practice: 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Depart: 1 p.m. to Atlanta.

  78. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 8:42 am

    Unsupervised workouts leading up to fall camp usually are from 3:00 – 4:00/4:30ish if I’m not mistaken…

  79. bonar July 22, 2008 8:42 am

    #16: I’m really stoked Nielson committed, for several reasons. One, he has great ability, footwork, a good arm, and obviously will pick up the offense. Second, he plays smart. Third, it appears that Mack is doing a great deal of outreach to kids with ties to Hawaii and polys. The lure of “coming back” to Hawaii could be the equalizer for Hawaii when competing for studs against, in this case, the PAC 10.

  80. d1shima(tilted) July 22, 2008 8:44 am

    Dis Ching Field pilikia stinks.

    Ethics Commission Exec Dir says a conflicted Board member should recuse himself from discussion and vote and that a recused member cannot make a recommendation.

    Let me say it b4 Stretch, “Wtf?”

  81. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 8:45 am

    Maverick – I think the days of two AA teams left us with that one Frazier guy…

    Realistically we know our boys will have rough games competing with the big schools, but with Coach Mack steering the ship, I’m sure we’ll reach our destination to the Top 25 sooner rather than later…

  82. sjmacro July 22, 2008 9:00 am

    Pauoa Boy: you are right on the UW schedule. Yesterday, the receivers were warming up for about 25 minutes in the rain and making the catches–even Homey’s favorite–Avery. ❗
    For those who can attend training camp two a days–remember your $3 parking pass is good for 24 hours. You don’t have to pay for in and out.–sjmacro & myki

  83. Kelli July 22, 2008 9:18 am

    Pauoa Boy: Well, Japanese is tough. My friends and I went to this Japanese restaurant last night and despite spending two consecutive semesters in Japanese class together, we couldn’t remember a thing! And yes, we did take pictures for the blog.

  84. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2008 9:23 am

    You may purchase media guides.
    Of course, there’s A certain House in my neighborhood that already has a media guide. It might have “fallen” out of a blog host’s car.

  85. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 9:26 am

    ST – Budweiser plant??? I’m sure koamahu….errrrr, I mean Koakane would be in heaven…..MWAHAHAHAHA

  86. bonar July 22, 2008 9:26 am

    Just noticed Grasso. Looks like Veneri.

  87. myki July 22, 2008 9:29 am

    Stephen, thats good to know re media guides ‘cuz you know hard it is for me to ID the players.

    Could you have Wena contact me re school supplies for Little Learners.

  88. Garret July 22, 2008 9:47 am

    Pauoa Boy,

    Brett Symonds is walking on to UH, as d1shima correctly pointed out last night. He’s the kicker from Temecula I referred to, but I forgot he was redshirting this season. He’ll take over after Dan Kelly moves on (hopefully) to the NFL.

  89. Geezy July 22, 2008 9:49 am

    Yeah maybe we should be like Appalachian St. and schedule cupcakes like Michigan for our first game of the season…we might be able to catch them sleeping…hehehehe…….oh and didnt Michigan beat Florida in the bowl game last year??…hmmm

  90. Garret July 22, 2008 9:51 am

    Link to Brett Symonds’ stats from last season.

  91. Garret July 22, 2008 9:52 am

    Here is ST’s blog entry about Brett.

    The Warriors won’t have to spend much time looking for successors to kicker Dan Kelly and long-snapper Jake Ingram.

    Kicker Brett Symonds, who was raised in Kelly’s hometown of Temecula, Calif., and long-snapper Lucas Ingram, Jake’s younger brother, join the Warriors in August as walk-ons.

  92. Garret July 22, 2008 9:52 am

    I shouldn’t have relied on my memory after a long day of work yesterday…

  93. d1shima(tilted) July 22, 2008 9:54 am

    Pauoa Boy,
    Symonds showed up last year on the last day of camp after most peeps had gone.
    Good kicker.

  94. curveball July 22, 2008 9:56 am

    I like it…
    nothing like an upset to make the highlight films for the whole year….

  95. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 10:05 am

    bonar…see post #75 above…we must think alike…mwahahahaaha

    ST – Gee, whAt house Are you refering too?? MWAHAHAHHAAHA

  96. Garret July 22, 2008 10:07 am

    This rookie from App State with the Redskins found out that a teammate who went to Michigan still hasn’t gotten over how his team beat Michigan last year.

    On one of the best days of Kerry Brown’s life, two of his fingers were broken and he was surrounded by more than 100,000 people who didn’t like him.

    Brown, a rookie offensive lineman, attended Appalachian State, a small Division I-AA university in Boone, N.C. Last fall, the Mountaineers won at Michigan in one of the greatest upsets in college football history.

    It was kind of like an ant defeating a can of Raid.

    I walked over and introduced myself, but when I extended my hand, I noticed his were both holding helmets.

    “This one’s Jon Jansen’s,” Brown said, referring to the Redskins’ veteran tackle who is a–gulp–Michigan alum. “He came over to me and said, ‘Hey, rook. Carry my helmet. Where’s Appalachian State now?'”


    But Brown didn’t have to say anything. He just paused and remembered that indelible day last fall. He remembered how the pain disappeared from his mangled fingers. He remembered how Michigan’s stadium was so eerily silent that he could hear one of his friends roaring in the upper deck.

  97. Stretch July 22, 2008 10:11 am

    July 22nd, 2008 at 8:44 am
    Dis Ching Field pilikia stinks.
    Ethics Commission Exec Dir says a conflicted Board member should recuse himself from discussion and vote and that a recused member cannot make a recommendation.
    Let me say it b4 Stretch, “Wtf?”

    I agree 100%, WTF is up with that?? Sadowski lost the bid for Murakami Stadium and wanted to give his company an advantage. As a member of the State Contractors Licensing Board, he came up with this “specialty license” requirement to eliminate qualified contractors. Strange how he is “not available for comment” with all this going on. If he thought it was not “for his benefit”, he would be out there explaining himself.

    It appears that this wasn’t the first time that he changed licensing requirements when he didn’t win a competitive bid.

  98. Jayson July 22, 2008 10:13 am

    I didn’t see this posted yet…

  99. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 10:15 am

    da cupcakes was scared 2 play us last year, even in their own big house. maybe we should try our luck with da directional schools in michigan b/c da big ten schools no like play.

  100. Koa Mahus Cuz July 22, 2008 10:15 am

    Stretch…yep, apparently the guy did the same thing when he didn’t win a bid for flooring for Honokaa. A painting company won the bid and Sadowski moved to have a “specialty license” for flooring companies. WTF?? This guy sounds dirty to me….

  101. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 10:16 am

    Just read that story about Cooke/Ching Field. Not good.

  102. curveball July 22, 2008 10:20 am

    Nice post thanks
    sounds like Colt and Coach Z are communicating well

  103. d1shima(tilted) July 22, 2008 10:23 am

    The process lends itself to cronyism.
    To say that the Board votes one way but it’s not binding and then UH says even though, we think we should follow the “recommendation” ???

  104. Garret July 22, 2008 10:24 am

    This article about non-BCS-conference schools getting to BCS games is pretty interesting. I’ll just post a few tidbits from the article here.

    Beginning with Utah in 2004, mid-major teams have crashed the BCS three times now in four years, which makes the question less “Can anyone do it?” than “Who will it be?”

    Not only have BCS party crashers been led by veteran quarterbacks, but half of them –Miami, Louisville, Utah and Hawaii — made their names behind once-in-a-generation types who served as the Face of the Program and put up obscene numbers. Louisville’s had a lot of great quarterbacks in the last decade, but none had a single season on par with Stefan LeFors’ shred job in 2004; Alex Smith, Ben Roethlisberger and Colt Brennan will be synonymous with the Utes, Red Hawks and Warriors for the rest of their lives

    The only team with the ingredients and the schedule to make a BCS run, based on what’s come before, is BYU, despite the mass turnover on the Cougar defense. This seems to be the consensus: every poll released so far includes BYU in the top 25, including the one issued by Phil Steele, the only member of the prognostoscenti who dares to pick Utah to win the conference. USA Today specifically projects the Cougars to the Fiesta Bowl.

  105. Stretch July 22, 2008 10:25 am

    How someone gets put on the State Contractors Licensing Board?? Is it a Governor appointment??

  106. Stretch July 22, 2008 10:25 am

    How someone gets put on the State Contractors Licensing Board?? Is it a Governor appointment??

  107. homey ® July 22, 2008 10:27 am

    Koa Mahus Cuz – Boy, your command of the English language has gotten much better.

  108. Stretch July 22, 2008 10:28 am

    How does….

  109. bonar July 22, 2008 10:29 am

    #95: JJ, sorry-beat me to it! I’ve done that before-made a comment about the pics only to find out someone already said the same thing!

  110. Koauka July 22, 2008 10:29 am

    Aloha everybody:

    The State Procurement law strikes again, or I should say, a change in the procurement law strikes again.

    Actually, I should say something “rotten” has struck the procurement law.

    Or somebody is bending the truth to obtain an advantage.

    And this is one of the beefs June had with the upper campus. And after all this drama ends, the lower campus is gonna look like a car dealarship.

    Murakami Stadium and Ching/Cooke Field may have TWO different types of turf installed on the lower campus.

    As time marches on!

  111. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 10:30 am

    d1…I have to agree. UH has to do that though to cover themselves. Even though the Board says “It’s just a guideline.” Someone will say, that UH didn’t follow the “guideline” and take them to court and with the way courts are interpreting things now days the outcome is not certain. The Board needs/needed to make the determination clear. Is a special license going to be required or not. Either way, UH would be covered with clear direction. As it is, UH is unsure of how to proceed.

    I like the assistant vice chancellor for campus services’s answer though, “Whoever is doing this must be working for Boise State.” MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  112. Stretch July 22, 2008 10:33 am

    Whoever is doing this must be working for Boise State.

    whatever, just as long as they don’t make the Cooke/Ching Field blue.

  113. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 10:34 am

    Stretch – I believe it is a postion appointed by the Governor and advised and consented on (approved) by the Senate. I don’t think having that guy appointed was the problem. In actuality, it’s what he did after being appointed that’s the problem. He should not have been allowed to propose those ideas. If those ideas were proposed by someone else, than he should have recused himself from voting for obvious reasons. But for him to propose the idea and the Board to discuss the idea knowing full well the conflicts the member had was just plain wrong…not to mention idiotic….

  114. Ralph July 22, 2008 10:36 am

    Pauoa Boy your comments on #71 rings true….We play N. Colo. and Charleston Southern and people complain, to weak and not worthy of scheduling, we play Florida, the other half complain, to strong and blame JJ for putting UH on the line…go figure….I agree, we need the Fresno mentality for all WAC teams for the conference to get better, won’t be easy but to gain respect we got to compete with the best.

  115. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 10:36 am

    bonar…ah, we all do that. Maybe we should call him Tim “Go Johnny Go” Grasso….

  116. Ralph July 22, 2008 10:37 am

    Stretch and D1, article on Cooke Field (Ching Athletic Complex field) available on line in today’s issue from the dark side (the other paper we don’t mention often)

  117. Koa Mahus Cuz July 22, 2008 10:39 am

    eh homey, no make. Wuz trying for jaw wit da kine guud inglish but whatevas. I going haf to send my cuz fo talk wit u.

  118. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 10:41 am

    Hey, seeing that Koa Mahu’s Cuz has posted…wassup cuz!!! Where are the other koas…i.e. koakane and koa mahu???

  119. Kazz July 22, 2008 10:41 am


    Can someone tell me if the UH student athletes both male and female are wearing lipstick????

    Regarding this whole Ching Field MESS the student athletes are the ones being punished for all of this so if they’re going to be ****ed then they should all at least look pretty.

  120. Stretch July 22, 2008 10:44 am

    Hello Mr Sadowski – please come out and explain your justification so we all know how you are trying to get a better product for UH by changing the specialty licensing requirements.

  121. Koa Mahus Cuz July 22, 2008 10:45 am

    Wat up Jesse. Da odda guys stay somwea but I haf to go work now so going haf to check you guys lataz…

  122. Jack Flash July 22, 2008 10:47 am

    This whole Ching/Cooke field issue is ridiculous! Who’s email inbox do we need to inundate!
    Talking about Boise St, lets all get some blue paint and coat the grass field the week before that game- get the players used to seeing the smurf turf. In fact, they should have the scout team where matching blue shirts!

  123. Stretch July 22, 2008 10:47 am

    revision to make it easier to understand. Sorry, I am not an English major.

    Hello Mr Sadowski – please come out and explain your justification for changing the specialty licensing requirements so we all know how you are trying to get a better product for UH.

  124. Ronnie July 22, 2008 10:48 am

    ST – Glad you made it ok.

    Hmmm… Did the panic alarm go off when you inserted it into the ignition?

  125. homey ® July 22, 2008 10:49 am

    Gotta esme…without the tappity, top hat, and cane.

  126. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 10:49 am

    Have a good one KMC…hopefully, the other koa clan members show up.

    Kazz – GOOD ONE…LMAO

  127. homey ® July 22, 2008 10:50 am

    before I esme, TChahng, that youtube vid was funny! Reminded me of Buckwheat when he was on SNL. 😆

  128. Koauka July 22, 2008 10:58 am


    Thanks, read the story. This is my theory.

    When the procurement folks at UH wrote the specificatons for the Murakami Stadium installation, from what I was told, just about anybody with a contractor’s license could bid on the project. So at the end, Mr Hamacon’s company won the bid, using Domo turf as the product.

    You cannot specifically state a brand name in the specifications, such as Field Turf, Domo Turf, Astro Play, or Ainokea Turf.

    Now, months later, the UH Athletic Department decides they have the dollars to proceed and take bids on the renovation of Cooke/Ching Field.
    But somebody in power has a friend who is in the turf business. The “juice” is really on now.

    You can write the specifications for this job to fit the individual you choose to get the bid. Very rotten indeed. Thus eliminating all your competition including Mr. Hamacon.

  129. Stretch July 22, 2008 11:02 am

    Koauka – It isn’t someone in power has a “friend”. It is the guy who has some power who has his own company that it appears he is trying to benefit with the change.

  130. Ralph July 22, 2008 11:03 am

    Koauka I believe that a lot of state contracts are written with the intent of limiting who can bid on the contract, its part of the old boy network working for us….need to ask James to check the political contributions by the board member in question, whose hands is he greasing…

  131. Kazz July 22, 2008 11:04 am

    Verna Oda
    Executive Officer, State of Hawaii Contractors License Board
    Telephone # 808-586-2700

    For our outerisland Tsaikos:
    1-808 +:
    Kauai 274-3141
    Maui 984-2400
    Hawaii 974-4000
    Lanai & Molokai 1-800-468-4644

    Mailing address:
    Att: CLB
    P.O. Box 3469
    Honolulu, HI 96801


  132. A-House July 22, 2008 11:09 am

    Mr Sadowski and members of the Licensing Board:

    Please make a “public” statement of how you will correct the mess you created by allowing a member who has a direct “conflict of interest” which is causing the University of Hawaii precious time in completing the re-surfacing of Cooke Field so our student athlethes can benefit from using the completed field.

    A late or slow response will not be acceptable to numerous UH fans across the State.

  133. Kazz July 22, 2008 11:11 am

    I looked up Verna Oda’s contact information based on:

    Now a contractor’s allegation of unethical actions by a competitor who sits on the state Contractors License Board could push Cooke Field’s completion date to December, according to Hafner.

    The contractor’s argument stems from an October decision by the licensing board to require that contractors carry a special license — called a C-68FF — to install turf at sports facilities.

    On Friday the board deferred a decision until its Aug. 22 meeting on whether the new rule should be reversed.

    Verna Oda, the board’s executive officer, said the board’s October decision is “informal” and “nonbinding” and is only a “guideline” for state agencies.

    But Hafner said the university must follow the guidelines. It will proceed with opening bids on Friday but might postpone awarding the estimated $1.2 million job until the state board makes a clear ruling, he said. Otherwise the university could face a protest — a formal complaint by a contractor that can hold up construction.

  134. Jack Flash July 22, 2008 11:53 am

    post #122- change “where” to “wear”

  135. A-House July 22, 2008 11:54 am


    Who is Hafner and why does his “word” carry so much weight?

  136. Jack Flash July 22, 2008 11:57 am

    Just sent an email to the address Kazz posted. Power to the People!

  137. Geezy July 22, 2008 11:58 am

    wow imagine that…silence in The Swamp…..but instead of hearing your roaring friend…’ll be hearing alot of CHEEE-HU’S

    July 22nd, 2008 at 10:07 am
    This rookie from App State with the Redskins found out that a teammate who went to Michigan still hasn’t gotten over how his team beat Michigan last year.

    On one of the best days of Kerry Brown’s life, two of his fingers were broken and he was surrounded by more than 100,000 people who didn’t like him.

    Brown, a rookie offensive lineman, attended Appalachian State, a small Division I-AA university in Boone, N.C. Last fall, the Mountaineers won at Michigan in one of the greatest upsets in college football history.

    It was kind of like an ant defeating a can of Raid.

    I walked over and introduced myself, but when I extended my hand, I noticed his were both holding helmets.

    “This one’s Jon Jansen’s,” Brown said, referring to the Redskins’ veteran tackle who is a–gulp–Michigan alum. “He came over to me and said, ‘Hey, rook. Carry my helmet. Where’s Appalachian State now?’”


    But Brown didn’t have to say anything. He just paused and remembered that indelible day last fall. He remembered how the pain disappeared from his mangled fingers. He remembered how Michigan’s stadium was so eerily silent that he could hear one of his friends roaring in the upper deck.

  138. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 12:01 pm

    As many of you know, I’ve been following the Invitation to Bid process for the Ching/Cooke Field from the beginning but not just because I’m a UH fan.

    First of all, the bidding process did not start until July 1, 2008, because that’s when this fiscal year began. However, the techspecs were indeed known beforehand. I saw them back in early June.

    I know someone who was interested in bidding on the contract for two reasons: First, the owner of the landscape architecture business is a devoted UH fan and would have been proud to help improve the facilities on campus; second, he’s interested in expanding his contractor’s business to include artificial turf which is used in a lot of places other than just sports facilities.

    He made arrangements to bring a colleague in from the Dallas area for a three-month working vacation to train & supervise local employees if he’d won the contract; however, after looking over the technical specifications, he said that the new requirements would disqualify the company so he decided not to move forward with the bid submission process.

    However, the law and the regulations themselves are very clear: The members of any board or commission have to recuse themselves when there are conflicts of interesting which will happen fairly frequently in Hawai`i given its small population base. All members of all boards and commissions are almost always active or retired members of that profession – dentists, CPAs, beauticians, etc. Only when the law establishing the commission notes that community members must be involved are non-professionals on that board.

    Is this Lingle’s fault – much as I dislike her performance as governor – no. The Board and its attorney assigned to it by the Attorney General‘s office need to step up and enforce their own rules.

    I strongly urge that instead of just writing Verna Oda that you also contact Mark Bennett, the Attorney General, as well as State Senator Russell Kokubun, the chair of the Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Affordable Housing Committee which is the subject matter committee which oversees the Contractors’ License Board. The Governor’s Office should also be contacted, but bear in mind that it does not have any direct control over Ms. Oda; however, pressure can be put on her to do the right thing through her Big Boss who is a gubernatorial appointment.

    Other members of CPH are Senators David Ige, Will Espero, Les Ihara, Jr., Norman Sakamoto, Brian Taniguchi, and Gordon Trimble. Remember also that Sakamoto chairs the Education Committee and UH Manoa is in Taniguchi’s district.

    Here is the process by which all boards & commissions are filled. People apply to the Governor to be appointed to a particular board or commission. Staff screen the applications and then submit lists – there are literally dozens of boards & commissions – for a particular seat.

    The Governor selects someone – sometimes it’s political and sometimes it’s not – and sends the name down to the Senate President who then sends the nomination to a particular Senate committee. They hold hearings and make a recommendation and then it goes to the full Senate for a floor vote. If approved, then the person is sworn in during a ceremony – usually in the Governor’s office.

    Sometimes, new appointees have to wait until the start of a fiscal year while others may take office immediately.

    NOTE: Members of the State House are not directly involved; however, many of them do communicate with the specific senators about their concerns. Please communicate your concerns.

  139. XxFaithxX July 22, 2008 12:02 pm

    Aloha Peeps,

    Looks like I only blog where there is a state/UH issue….but hey! I luRk too!

    Anyways, You might want to try and contact this gentleman.

    Mr. Lawrence Reifurth – Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

    (808) 586.2850

    I believe that he is “above” the Board in regard to this matter.

    Good luck. I already left a couple of messages for Ms./Mrs. Oda…waiting to hear from her…but I think she has been busy today…

  140. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 12:04 pm


    David Hafner, the University of Hawaii at Manoa‘s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Services.

  141. Kazz July 22, 2008 12:06 pm


    David Hafner is listed as UH’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for campus services.

    Through the article I cannot see exactly what his “role” in all of this is other than he’s explaining the situation the school is in.

    Seems like AGAIN the school is stuck in the middle of a BUNCH of red tape.

    But I think this paragraph says it all in terms of what UH “can” do in light of the situation:

    the university must follow the guidelines. It will proceed with opening bids on Friday but might postpone awarding the estimated $1.2 million job until the state board makes a clear ruling, he said. Otherwise the university could face a protest — a formal complaint by a contractor that can hold up construction.

    Again, this seems to fall on the State Contractors License Board.

  142. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 12:11 pm


    Sorry – my last post was not a complete sentence post. Got interrupted by a phone call.

    David Hafner, Jr. is the University of Hawaii at Manoa</b.’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Services. He reports to Virginia Hinshaw. Here is his contact information:

    Name: David T Hafner, Jr
    Affiliation: Staff
    Office Phone: (808) 956-4636, (808) 366-8850
    Office Fax: (808) 956-2165
    Office Location: PPB 113
    Job Title: Asst, VC for Campus Srvcs
    Department Name: Office of Facilities and Grounds
    Campus Affiliation: University of Hawaii at Manoa

  143. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 12:19 pm

    The Office of Facilities and Grounds is the UHoffice directly overseeing the Ching/Cooke Field replacement project and its upkeep – and, for that matter, all construction, maintenance & repairs anywhere on campus.

    It is his call as to what company gets the contract – and he has to abide by the laws and regulations established by the Contractors’ License Board.

    The change HAS TO BE MADE at the Contractors’ License Board level because the University cannot disregard the rules undr which it is mandated to operate

  144. XxFaithxX July 22, 2008 12:19 pm


    Just called that dudes office and they referred me to Vernas ones….I guess i am getting the run around….

    Press on dudes and dudettes!

  145. Kazz July 22, 2008 12:20 pm


    I received your e-mail but it was sent to the “SPAM” bin in my Google mail for some reason.

    I just responded to it today.

  146. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 12:24 pm


    undr = under

    Also, please delete coding error in #142 </b.

    See everyone later –

  147. Kazz July 22, 2008 12:26 pm

    I’ll be drafting a letter (hard-copy) to be mailed on my lunch break.

  148. Stretch July 22, 2008 12:27 pm

    I think that UH is stuck and has no control over what is required for the State contract to fix the field.

    The people who need to answer the questions are Verna Oda, the Licensing Board’s executive officer who allowed this to occur and Sadwoski the one who proposed this requirement and owns a company that this requirement benefits.

    I have no problem with the requirement IF it benefits UH with a better product. BUT, it appears it was proposed to eliminate competition, drive up the bid prices, and give the best chance to fatten up Sadowski’s wallet.

  149. Stretch July 22, 2008 12:28 pm

    If my assumption is wrong, I hope Verna Oda or Denny Sadowski will correct me.

  150. Kazz July 22, 2008 12:31 pm


    No matter if you only post when get dis kine kaka happening.

    The fact that people here send their $0.02 directly to those in charge is one of the MANY examples as to why ST and da blog got that commendation from “da movers and shakers” of the state in the first place.

    As Jack Flash said, “POWER TO THE PEOPLE”!!!!

  151. MeiLing July 22, 2008 12:33 pm

    Thanks, W-Doc, for the inside info.

  152. Blackie July 22, 2008 12:36 pm

    Action must be taken now to stem Rent A Car Counter Rage pandemic. I’ve seen it firsthand on too many occasions. “Hey, that big scratch was already there when I picked the car up!” Or, “You’re charging me what for gas!!!? The tank was empty when you gave me the car!!!”

  153. Kazz July 22, 2008 12:36 pm


    July 22nd, 2008 at 12:27 pm
    I think that UH is stuck and has no control over what is required for the State contract to fix the field.

    The people who need to answer the questions are Verna Oda, the Licensing Board’s executive officer who allowed this to occur and Sadwoski the one who proposed this requirement and owns a company that this requirement benefits.

    I think that pretty much sums it all up in the long run.

  154. Loa July 22, 2008 12:36 pm

    Stretch – links to the public notices below
    bids were originally scheduled for 7/7/08 with an “A” license requirement
    and then later postponed to this friday via several addendums
    too bad no can see the actual addendums cause somewhere along the line a specialty license must have been added

  155. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 12:37 pm


    Got your e-mail and will wait until you get a count. My understanding from talking to the manager at two of the BCD locations is that they are gearing up for the game at all of their locations.

    No problem with respect to the e-mail. I went totally e-lectronically dark for about six hours earlier today and am still clearing up the debris.

  156. diesel July 22, 2008 12:42 pm

    so I have this cool new toy called an iphone 3g. This blog looks sweet on it. Waaaaay better than my previous phone (Moto Q).

  157. Kazz July 22, 2008 12:43 pm


    Funniest sketch I ever saw regarding car rental was on Seinfeld:

    Jerry: I have a reservation for “Jerry Seinfeld”. It’s a four door sedan.

    Car Rental: Yes we have that reservation, but we have no cars available.

    Jerry: What do you mean?

    Car Rental: I mean we have been booked full.

    Jerry: But I made a reservation in advance. The reservation is supposed to HOLD the car to make sure I have one when I get here.

    Car Rental: Yes sir, I know what a reservation is.

    Jerry: I don’t think you do.

  158. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 12:47 pm

    Hey everyone!

  159. d1shima July 22, 2008 12:51 pm

    Hi diesel.

    Hi Leila.

  160. Kazz July 22, 2008 12:53 pm


    July 22nd, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    so I have this cool new toy called an iphone 3g. This blog looks sweet on it. Waaaaay better than my previous phone (Moto Q).

    I want an iPhone, but I can’t justify paying the monthly service fee at the current amount.

  161. Kazz July 22, 2008 12:54 pm

    Mahalo Princess for hosting the Adam Leonard chat and the other chats as of late!

  162. d1shima July 22, 2008 12:55 pm

    According to written testimony on his behalf, Denny Sadowski is described in the

    following way:
    • Reliable: attends all meetings
    • Active: participates in discussion and decisions; Legislative Committee
    • Honest: always honest and fair in decision making
    • Knowledgeable: his industry knowledge is greatly beneficial to our Board
    • Cordial: he is greatly liked by the Board
    • Respectful; to those around the table and those who come before it

    Sounds like an upstanding guy who would have no problem sharing his views in order to elucidate this matter.

  163. homey ® July 22, 2008 12:58 pm

    Kazz – Good to see you are doing your part by your interest in Birth Control Devices. 😆

  164. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 12:59 pm


    I have the addenda(ums) sitting right next to me. The original called for is Contractors’ License A and no further modifications were listed in the additional techspec change documents; however, my friend found out about the change during a phone call to the CLB.

    Actually, the original date for opening bids was the 7th, then the 11th, and now the 25th.

    The statement made earlier that the specific turf manufacturer cannot be identified in the bid is incorrect. In fact, that is required. Here it is directly from the official document:


    1. Turf Manufacturer: Submit a reference list, letter, and specification sheet from the Turf Manufacturer certifying that the proposed turf and infill system meets or exceeds all specified requirements of this section.

    The reference list shall identify one (1) or more existing NCAA or professional football field(s) in which the proposed turf and infill system has been successfully installed. The reference list sha;l include contact person(s) along with their telephone number(s).

    Have to go – I’m late, I’m late- and no wabbit hole to fall into.

  165. homey ® July 22, 2008 12:59 pm

    Hi Faye’s daughter!

    Hi Princess Leila’s mom!

  166. d1shima July 22, 2008 1:03 pm


    Hey look!

    Mr. Sadowski did work in your neck of da woods:
    KS-Big Island
    Keaau HS

    also KS-Maui

  167. d1shima July 22, 2008 1:04 pm


    Gotta go see a guy about a sign.


  168. Kazz July 22, 2008 1:08 pm


  169. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 1:13 pm

    I gotta say…Adam is one of my favorite chat guests. But sorry, what he says (and doesn’t type) is even funnier…

  170. Koauka July 22, 2008 1:14 pm


    Thanks. I stand corrected. The “juice” is on. Personal gain is impeeding a very worthy project.

  171. homey ® July 22, 2008 1:22 pm

    Princess Leila – Sort of like what is said at CC’s is funnier than what is reported on the blog.

  172. homey ® July 22, 2008 1:23 pm

    C’mon guys, the buggah is just making sure Cooke field has a superior product that’s all, never mind reading between the lines. 😆

  173. Kazz July 22, 2008 1:24 pm

    Princess Leila:

    July 22nd, 2008 at 1:13 pm
    I gotta say…Adam is one of my favorite chat guests. But sorry, what he says (and doesn’t type) is even funnier…

    Quote of the day from Adam Leonard from yesterday:

    “I like to hit a guy and hear him moan”… :mrgreen:

  174. Kazz July 22, 2008 1:26 pm

    homey ®:

    July 22nd, 2008 at 1:23 pm
    C’mon guys, the buggah is just making sure Cooke field has a superior product that’s all, never mind reading between the lines.

    By “reading between the lines” do you mean showing him the finger in between my index and ring fingers? 👿

  175. homey ® July 22, 2008 1:27 pm

    You can tell ST has teen and twenty-something age kids when he uses terms like “emo”.

  176. Jack Flash July 22, 2008 1:28 pm

    Kazz- can you post a draft of your letter on this blog? Maybe some of us can cut/paste for our own letters if you no mind??

  177. Koauka July 22, 2008 1:28 pm


    lol. Superior? Like who is better or BIGGER!

  178. homey ® July 22, 2008 1:29 pm

    Kazz – no, I meant when you bend over and give him the Bart Simpson salute. 😆

  179. Koauka July 22, 2008 1:30 pm

    Kazz – now that’s funny!

  180. Kazz July 22, 2008 1:34 pm

    Jack Flash,


  181. homey ® July 22, 2008 1:39 pm

    Koauka – Sometimes bigger is better. 😆

  182. Hawaiianbod July 22, 2008 1:40 pm

    HiPrincess – thanks again for your efforts w/yesterday’s chat.

    Diesel – howzit! Long time no see. Are you still in Hawai’i?

  183. Koauka July 22, 2008 1:41 pm

    XXXL, Homey da MAN’S size

  184. homey ® July 22, 2008 1:44 pm

    Koauka – According to XLiz I’m just a xs. 😡

  185. homey ® July 22, 2008 1:45 pm

    Noticed the media guide has a distinct defensive flavor to it.

    GO “D”!

  186. Kazz July 22, 2008 1:46 pm

    Here is a draft of my letter. I’m going to add more to it, but this is what just came off of the top of my head.


    I am writing in concern to the recent issue regarding the bidding controversy for the job of installing synthetic turf at the Clarence TC Ching Complex on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

    I represent no organization with any affiliation with the University, the athletic department, the Clarence TC Ching Foundation, or any other company seeking bids for this $1.2 million project. However I feel that I represent the thousands of Hawaii residents with a vested interest in UH athletics and the future of athletics in Hawaii.

    It seems that the priority of education and athletics in association with an institute of higher learning in Hawaii has taken a back seat to those that may seek to benefit from the specific funds appropriated for those it was intended to.

    The Clarence TC Ching Foundation gave the University, it’s students, and it’s fans the kind of hope that was missing for a better future for the success of the University’s athletic program when they donated five million dollars to help provide the kind of facility that our young people deserve in order to stay competitive with other institutions. In the long run the objective is to give our kama’aina the same advantages others have enjoyed elsewhere.

    It is my wish, along with the wish of others that this issue be resolved with the utmost urgency and importance. It is also my hope that the State Contractors License Board would not want to have a hand in any kind of interference with the goal of giving our young athletes the best resources in order to fully represent themselves and Hawaii to the world.

  187. homey ® July 22, 2008 1:47 pm

    Hey Hawaiianbod! Nice to see you are enlisted to attend the K-call! I’ll be sitting in the shy corner too.

  188. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 1:47 pm

    You should have seen Adam do an impersonation of the guy. Too bad we didn’t have video of it…. 🙁

  189. Kazz July 22, 2008 1:48 pm

    Will lurk later.. gotta continue on some errands while on my lunch break.

  190. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 1:48 pm

    So, I just found out I’ll be traveling to Washington (state) for the majority of the first half of the season. So I might be attending more road games than home games this year.
    Who’s going to Florida, Oregon St., and Boise??

  191. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 1:56 pm

    w(ho)tf is “no comment SADOWSKI?”


    someone in management asked me to ask YOU when is the Cooke Ching field gonna get “started” on the make-over?

    so I’m asking, pretty please.

    “I’ll be back.”

  192. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 1:56 pm

    are you the sheriff in charge with ST is out of town?

  193. homey ® July 22, 2008 1:58 pm

    Kazz – Very good! I can envision the return response will be worded to show support as you did for UH Athletics and at the same token have confidence that the SCLB will maintain their objectiveness and responsibilities.

    But then again it was the same general type of response I got from McCain and Hinshaw when we wrote regarding June Jones.

    The main thing is that people are showing concern! YOU DA MAN!

  194. homey ® July 22, 2008 2:01 pm

    chawan – If PL is in charge then I’m sure she has deleted some of my posts in the past…she’s strict I tell you! 😆

  195. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 2:02 pm

    Kazz —
    very nicely written. hopefully they don’t give us da runaround

  196. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 2:02 pm

    *edit* that was supposed to say
    while ST is out of town?

  197. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 2:03 pm

    No, I think Stephen is still monitoring the blog from Utah. I’m just checking in because I haven’t posted in a while.

  198. Ronnie July 22, 2008 2:05 pm

    Hi Princess Leila! Welcome home (to the blog)!

    chawan_cut, I’m going to the Fresno St and Boise St games.

  199. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 2:06 pm

    Interesting tidbit about ST’s key to his rental car! haha. Never saw that before, and I just returned from Kauai a few weeks ago. We rented an Alamo car.

  200. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 2:08 pm

    The last 2 times we went to Kauai, we were really lucky. Got a mid-size car for the price of a compact, cause they had run out of compacts.

    ST, what size car you got?

  201. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 2:08 pm

    glad you can still be involved with the chats until they resolve the video/contract stuff.

  202. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 2:09 pm

    Man chawan…not gonna be at a lot of Tsaikogates eh??

  203. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 2:11 pm

    ST, a Budweiser plant in Utah? I thought the entire state was “dry,” and people had to cross the border to buy beer.

  204. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 2:15 pm

    gigi —
    that’s right about da BW plant. never thought bout it, but that’s a great point, kinda weird huh?

  205. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 2:16 pm

    i heard there’s an actual key still in that fake “non” key. my coworker had a rental that had something similar and he took apart the remote to show us the key.

  206. myki July 22, 2008 2:17 pm

    IMO: even if Mr. S is on the up and up. It sure reeks of cronyism similar to post from

    1. Garret:
    July 20th, 2008 at 9:27 pm
    It is absolutely shameful to read about the horrible electric work that Halliburton did (at enormous profit) for our troops in Iraq. 283 electric fires in just 6 months, soldiers electrocuted due to shoddy electric work…our troops were put at risk when they did basic things such as take a shower on a military base

    Mr. S resign please and CLB follow your rules; ethics commission please investigate. I’ve been shafted more times by Procurement with contrived obstacles even though we were qualified providers to the feds.
    BTW who was the original contractor to provide weeds growing out of Cooke field. x x sjmacro

  207. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 2:18 pm

    And I’m curious about my classmate…..

  208. d1shima(tilted) July 22, 2008 2:19 pm

    see my earlier posts for some info on da guy.

    I’m going to the Boise game. Check SteveM’s site.

  209. homey ® July 22, 2008 2:19 pm

    Never saw a car that looked like the Alamo.

  210. sjmacro July 22, 2008 2:20 pm

    oops– last post 206 was from sjmacro not myki— :x: sjmacro

  211. homey ® July 22, 2008 2:22 pm

    sjmacro – I see you did an A-House!

  212. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 2:22 pm

    uh-oh. Leila and a classmate? Sounds like yesterday when Jack Flash, Ronnie, and Rob25 “met” online and discovered they were classmates.

  213. homey ® July 22, 2008 2:25 pm

    You can buy liquor in Utah.

  214. Hawaiianbod July 22, 2008 2:27 pm

    Hpmey – #187 – sounds good.

  215. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 2:28 pm

    Well, I just assumed…
    “da princess’ classmate”

  216. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 2:29 pm

    haha hello there princess — wow you’ve hit da big time haven’t you. never knew i was in da presence of royalty 🙂

    think we were hawks, lancers, cougars, went to Manoa too.

  217. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 2:32 pm

    I’m waiting for my next appointment so here are some comments on Kazz’s letter.

    First of all, the money for the field has been allocated by the Legislature and comes from public funds. The grant from the Ching Foundation will be used for other aspects of the complex which will require additional funding from the Legislature over the next couple of years.

    Second, it’s also very important that our letters be well-written with proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc., and signed with full names and contact information.

    For example, the following sentence has two errors: “The Clarence TC Ching Foundation gave the University, it’s students, and it’s fans….” The words should be its students and its fans. If you are not sure whether to use it’s or its, use the following test – it’s is a contraction for it is so if the sentence makes sense using it is, then use the contraction it’s. If it doesn’t make sense, then use its. In this case, saying it is students and it is fans does not make sense so its is the correct spelling

    There are other minor errors as well, but I won’t go over them here unless requested.

    Please remember that real letters written on real paper make a much more positive impression than e-mails. And, of course, no cursing, name-calling, or unsubstantiated charges.

    Anyone want to check out Lingle’s campaign contribution fund? She has to file them two times a year except during an election cycle in which she’s a candidate.

  218. SteveM July 22, 2008 2:33 pm

    homey ®:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 1:47 pm
    Hey Hawaiianbod! Nice to see you are enlisted to attend the K-call! I’ll be sitting in the shy corner too.

    homey — I hear you already have a reserved seat with the Jagermeister Bombers, but the room is so large you’ll have plenty room for dancing in the aisles… 🙂

  219. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 2:33 pm

    Princess – maybe kcaa if you went there 2

  220. XxFaithxX July 22, 2008 2:33 pm

    Just got off the phone with Mrs. Oda.

    In a nutshell, her stance if that at the time of discussions, their was no knowledge about the bids. Basically, Mr. Sadowski was included in the discussions because he has experience in the field, etc. and they were just talking story. When I asked her about if they though about the potential for a conflict of interest, she said that they were not thinking about that and just wanted to clarify the question of ‘Who can do what kind of work?” There was also a landscaping co. that inquired about if they could do it with their specific permit, thus the talks went on. She did not know anything about Mr. Sadowskis bids and or the bidding process.

    I asked what they plan on doing about the situation/article statements and she just said they are going to talk about it during the next couple of meetings and since the bidding process for Ching/Cooke field will not start yet, nothing about that special permit will be changed.

    After talking about this with her, I have the feeling that she does not feel that they did anything wrong and it was just the timing of everything that made this into something bigger then it is.

  221. XxFaithxX July 22, 2008 2:34 pm

    if = is

  222. Maverick July 22, 2008 2:36 pm

    RE: St’s pic above with the rental key ^^^^^

    I don’t get it. Is that really the new keys?
    Did the company not get the memo that plastic breaks?

  223. Maverick July 22, 2008 2:39 pm

    Gigi –
    That Budweiser plant in Utah is a front.
    – Fake-a-rooni
    – Not real

    Same goes for the Coca Cola factory next door.

  224. eh you no make li'dat July 22, 2008 2:40 pm


    u no can see dat Kazz wen say dat iz hiz draft? no need fo’ corek hiz gramah! Ai soos u!

  225. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 2:40 pm

    Hiya Princess…nice to have you back. 🙂

    Hiya Mrs. Wai… 🙂

  226. homey ® July 22, 2008 2:43 pm

    SteveM – No pictures or videos right?

  227. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 2:44 pm

    hmmm, a hahaione connection? now i’m really curious…
    shoot. any more hints?

  228. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 2:44 pm

    I wonder what happened to Koa Mahu and Koakane….haven’t heard from them today.

  229. homey ® July 22, 2008 2:46 pm

    James – They are probably cruising the North Shore eating burritos, shrimp plates, and sharing a shave ice.

  230. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 2:49 pm

    hahaione eh???

  231. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 2:52 pm

    boyz with Landen, Jon, Billy, Reed, Evan, Brian, Jeremy, Bryce, Trent, Endo

  232. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 2:52 pm

    Garret and d1shima, thanks for the clarification on the walk-on kicker. I was thinking that he went to Dan Kelly’s former high school and the Collin Yost kid was the only one close that I could find. The kid you are talking about went to a different school but does have a pretty lively leg. I’m sure he’ll fit right in as we’ve always had solid kickers in the past.

  233. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 2:54 pm

    shouldn’t it already be more of a surprise when state commissions, etc actually show some competence??

  234. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 2:54 pm


    1. Just got off the phone with David Hafner. Reminded him that a democrat and a republican, both looking at identical facts, will articulate well reasoned and opposite results. Reminded him of Denzel Washington’s line in Conspiracy Theory, “youre the FBI, make it happen.” Told him I wanted to see results now. He said he’ll do his best. Told him I’m having lunch with Duke Sunday. Will remind the bradda that results is what we’re looking for, now and not next year.


    thanks for letting me know that it was Sadowski who did the job at Keaau HS field. its a great field. but thats not my point. the point is, like i told Hafner, we got a football team that needs the equipment now, not later. told Haftner I’m hearing all the excuses why we gotta go through the process. told him i not interested in the excuses, i like no wen da ting stay fixed.

    called and left a similar message with da contractor guy. he was in a meeting, couldn’t ah been Hafner cuz Hafner wuz in his own office. Hafner had all da reasons why, as a State agency, gotta have the bid opened this coming Friday.

    in old Hawaii, there was a saying about da shifty eyed liar,

    ho’o puni puni mai, ho’o palai maka. we’ll see how it goes. don’t care who gets the job, all i care is that it gets done now.

  235. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 2:56 pm

    I like the new media guide cover…all defense…just like ol times when Hawaii was known for “D”. Love scoring points but defense is where it’s at, and I’ve heard it wins championships…

  236. homey ® July 22, 2008 2:57 pm

    A-House – Bids are due 7/25.

  237. SteveM July 22, 2008 2:58 pm

    July 22nd, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    I’m going to the Boise game. Check SteveM’s site.

    chawan_cut–the direct address of the page is…

    The last I heard, the Oregon State group has a group email list going on and coordinating cattle call and logistics for getting to/from Corvallis. Lots of Tsai-kos involved with LizKauai, Stretch, and wafan in the mix.

    The smaller Boise group (which has fewer variables) have exchanged emails and cell phone numbers and are in good shape to develop plans. d1shima and Ronnie are the early arrivals.

    The Fresno State group is just starting to organize around Ronnie and Rob25. All listed know how to contact each other and have met in the past.

    🙂 Really interesting how the road game plans are developing this year…very different from last year when only 2-3 people were known to met (except Las Vegas). Anyone think Las Vegas 2009 is gonna be something really big…? 😕

  238. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 3:00 pm

    after watching the Sugar and super bowls and da nba finals (especially da super bowl)– we should all be believers in defense wins championships

  239. Maverick July 22, 2008 3:00 pm

    BHF2 –
    U Da Man!!!

  240. homey ® July 22, 2008 3:02 pm

    bfh2 – don’t go popping a blood vessel now. 😆

  241. false cracks July 22, 2008 3:03 pm


    #217, is dat da english lesson we nevag get in 6th grade? i wen figah dis site for be like football, grindz, jokes, and some nutz boyz and girlies.

    if i like tune into mr. rogers’ neighborhood, i go look fo dat. ova heah, more easy to just hang out wit all da peeps. and den now and den, more den den now, ante pukapanti come in from da ‘dark side’ and out come all do opala….some hauna from dis side, no mattah, east side, west side but da backside stay some not too good.

    das why uncle koamahu tell me, stay jus like fishing, no need drop da line, just troll em by, so i just troll em by and wait for da oddah fish to come play. white shark, tiger shark, pirannah, all kine fish for make’em exciting.

    a word to da wise… out for princess pupule, sometime it’s not da papayas dat goin get you…… sked, rush’em.

  242. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 3:03 pm

    las vegas 2009 is gonna be huge, i’m thinking. perosnally looking forward to it cuz i went to WSU and UH and da warriors play in pullman da week before vegas. first time back in pullman since 2000. and then make it a back to back with vegas. WOW.

  243. SteveM July 22, 2008 3:03 pm

    BTW– chawan_cut I didn’t see your RSVP for the big August 16 Karaoke Call. Did I miss it?

  244. homey ® July 22, 2008 3:03 pm

    Has anyone clicked on an advertisement from this blog?

  245. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 3:04 pm


  246. FloridaTed July 22, 2008 3:04 pm

    Hi, Gang, just got back on the blog.

    Fiery stuff, bhf2, way to go.


    Just now saw you morning post. I did not say who should start at QB, only that I would not be shocked, if one of the JC’s should emerge. I agree with your overall sentiment and I’m sure, the coaches will pick the best one.

  247. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 3:06 pm

    Steve M…Vegas 09 will be big….Like the Kool Aid Man said…”OH YEAH!”

  248. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 3:06 pm

    not only are you a hansome bugga, wit a beautiful wife and a beautiful daughtah, but you one articulate straight talkin sonahahgun.

    watchu mean I one “huhu” huntah? is dat ag guud oah bad ting?

    Roger Hill taking JUGS 2 up da to UH this afternoon, test em out. had to change a moto and da console. parts alone >$550. plus labor for fixin da JUGS1 an JUGS2. I getting da bill faxed to me this p.m.. anybody like help me, no be bashful. my addy is 38 Kalakaua Ave hilo 96720.

    but dats wat i’m talkin about Tsaikos. get tings fixed first, figah out da process laterz. take a lesson, Hafner an Liefurth. fix da field now.

  249. Geezy July 22, 2008 3:07 pm

    chawan- im going to the UF game(friend of NaloAtlien from sportshawaii…(remember, he saved the day in Alabama by providing poke)…leaving the 28th coming back Labor Day…it’s my day-off today and im eating poke, dry-aku, sashimi and i have a case of Primo which alot of people dont really care about but it ‘s my fav. right now…we have sold alot at Costco…to me, its pretty smooth…ok, yeah i have nothing else better to do and it’s raining in Waimanalo…just blogging away….by the way, anyone know when the new football jerseys will officially go on sale??

  250. Koa Mahus Cuz July 22, 2008 3:12 pm

    Whoa false cracks. Long time no see. Bruddah stay rite about dat english lesson. Bruddah Kazz jus’ making da kine draft li dat fo people fo see. Dat one no stay final. eh, false cracks, I taught pukapanti anty wen live Waihole and wuz won sweet laddee. I guess maybe choke papaya wen make her pupule.

    by da way. I stay getting nerjous. Koamahu and koakane nevah been seen long time. I bettah do look.

  251. SteveM July 22, 2008 3:13 pm

    homey ®:
    July 22nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    SteveM – No pictures or videos right?

    homey, I can say with absolute certainty that there will be no videos from me. A few pix maybe…

    Say, Princess Leila— will you attend our Karaoke Call with a little video camera if we offered you a free invitation, a corner to set up, and membership in Bulla’s Bombers? 🙂

  252. homey ® July 22, 2008 3:14 pm

    bhf2 – give me your odda addy, da fast mail one.

  253. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 3:14 pm

    KMC – Don’t worry. Like homey said, they are probably cruising the North Shore and, like C&K said, sharing some “Good Times Together.” MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  254. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 3:15 pm

    hello Leila —
    howzit going. been a lurker for long time, only started posting when i moved to an employer that only allowed pretty much HA websites. then i remembered how famous you were in this blog, and thought that’d be a kool blogname. this thing helps get me thru the day. thanks eh. r u going to corvallis? I’m going, think bill will be there, if lucky landen and evan 2.

    k-denz – Shaun (da princess’ classmate)

  255. Kazz July 22, 2008 3:16 pm


    That’s a good thing.

  256. Kazz July 22, 2008 3:20 pm

    homey ®:

    July 22nd, 2008 at 3:03 pm
    Has anyone clicked on an advertisement from this blog?

    By accident.

  257. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 3:21 pm

    Well, it’s good to hear (read?) from you again!
    Regarding OSU…I don’t know, although I’ve requested (begged!) Some other negotiations need to take place before then though.

  258. Geezy July 22, 2008 3:21 pm

    sorry for the mix-up Florida Ted, but as far as not being shocked, i would totally be shocked a if Graunke or Funaki doesnt start, cause i believe they’re way ahead of the pack…shoot, i even think Shane Austin’s ahead of them…how many of you think that Steele Jantz could be the “Future”?

  259. Kazz July 22, 2008 3:23 pm

    My goodness. Some things never cease to amaze me. I don’t want to turn this blog into others out there that have nothing but personal attacks on each other so I will say my peace one on one and leave it at that.

    Onto more POSITIVE comments!!!

  260. homey ® July 22, 2008 3:23 pm

    PL is good at guessing games! 😆

    SteveM – no need vids, people are just going to get tired of seeing Tsaiko’s singing. Hey did I put the apostrophe in the right place? Or is that Tsaikos’? Or just Tsaikos? 😆

  261. Maverick July 22, 2008 3:25 pm

    Geezy, If our newly aquired JUCO’s start, then that only tells us that Graunke and Funaki are not ahead of the game ( I seriously doubt it.)

    We are building a future of the Nations BEST QB’s

  262. homey ® July 22, 2008 3:26 pm

    Geezy – I haven’t seen Jantz in action yet. I’ll wait till I see him then give an assessment later.

  263. Geezy July 22, 2008 3:28 pm

    Maverick I agree, cant wait to see everyone in full-pads

  264. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 3:31 pm

    Geezy – Last I heard from the Rainbowtique folks is that the new kapa design jersey’s will not be in until the season starts. Under Armour has been really slow in sending in shipments of new products lately. I think they were still debating on the design and have not finalized it yet. I told one of the girls to call me once they get the jerseys in and set some aside…she said more than likely it won’t be until September??? Dunno about that, as I know some peeps who would like to have one before the FL game… Should call again and find out…

  265. Koa-mahu July 22, 2008 3:31 pm

    Ehh! False Cracks! I am your antie now! I told you no call me unko! boy you going get the slippah!

    But I have to agree with you about mrs. wood going a little bit too much over board. Sistah, take it from me. I been dere before, I was one man now I am all woman except that little 8% of me, but still.

    Relax, we are a big Ohana. You can e-mail him with your thoughts if you want but no make like dat.

  266. SteveM July 22, 2008 3:32 pm

    Awww, homey — no one’s heard you singing without the paper bag yet…and Al has been practicing… 😉

  267. da princess' classmate July 22, 2008 3:33 pm

    princess L –

    on a more somber note, did you hear about Tracie and Dawn’s mom, so sad isn’t it? so sudden like that, my heart goes out to the whole clan, such a great family.

  268. homey ® July 22, 2008 3:34 pm

    Maverick – If one of the JUCO’s QB starts than that just tells me that he is a talented and gifted QB. We’ll see who stands out in fall camp.

  269. Geezy July 22, 2008 3:35 pm

    Pauoa Boy- Mahalos, for da info…..yeah i wanted to get one before the Florida game, but its cool, gon be hot anyways…i gon jus wear my UH basketball jersey…i’ll be patient and wait…wen it does come out, im buying both

  270. (Jesse) James July 22, 2008 3:35 pm

    Stretch…don’t get Mr. A-House started. Believe me, Wreck and I know about Mr. A-House and his reaction to a certain former athletic director and present WAC Commish whose names I will not mention for fear of retribution….. 🙂

  271. Koa-mahu July 22, 2008 3:36 pm

    ehhh Jamie! you and my cuz got some complaining about me and koakane. aftah i left him by himself late last night i neva seen him all today.

    cuz. i tell you jamie is not one girl! he is a guy with a girl name.

  272. homey ® July 22, 2008 3:38 pm

    SteveM – al’s a one hit wonder! 😆

  273. frosty July 22, 2008 3:39 pm

    false cracks,

    regarding the post you mentioned, #217, it simply amazes me when people have the time and the lack of sensitivity to correct others. the last time i checked, this was a ‘blog’ and not English 369 at Harvard. am i mistaken?

    some of us are very eloquent and anal retentive in their posts, others tend to shoot from the hip to keep the conversation going. and then, there are others who will sit and feel content to ‘correct’ the writers who have shared their thoughts.

    why is that? is it because of insecurity, low self esteem, a lifetime of unrealized dreams, the constant need to feel importand and in control…the list is endless. from what i have observed in this blog ‘ohana’ is that it is fairly wide open and everyone gets along pretty well. that is what makes it interesting to read for me, and keeps me warm along with the embers in my fireplace.

    when i read posts like that it makes me realize that Hawaii has changed, and the memories i cherish are nothing like the Hawaii i read about now, auwe, so sad.

  274. Koa-mahu July 22, 2008 3:40 pm

    stretch. you still lying to erry bodie with that name of yours.

  275. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 3:40 pm

    Yups hope they have an authentic version and not just replicas though, I would pay the money for one…

  276. Mrs. A-House July 22, 2008 3:41 pm

    Hi Kazz and Jack Flash –

    Jack – You asked Kazz to post a sample of his letter to assist you with your own letter. That’s great!

    Kazz – You were kind enough to accommodate Jack and all others interested in writing their own letters by quickly posting your thoughts in a draft letter. Mahalo!

    IMO – Kazz, you did an outstanding job in composing a letter, albeit minor mistakes, that was clear, concise and in words that every one of us Warrior faithful could comfortably use in his/her own letter. As you posted, this was only a DRAFT, and your words flowed “from the top of your head”. That’s all that was expected of you, and you are to be commended! I liked your draft very much!

    To those who feel the disgust and frustration about the Cooke/Ching Field turf dispute, I encourage you to write those letters, in words that speak from the heart. DO NOT second guess yourselves that it “may not be written well enough” or “may reflect on my writing skills”. There is power in numbers, folks. Remember, a letter can be as simple as one sentence expressing your displeasure. If hundreds/thousands of letters spill onto the desk of Verna Oda, she has no option but to respond in a public forum. Each of our letters should end with words expressing our expectation that a prompt reply/response will be forthcoming soonest!

    JUST DO IT !! I can assure you that you will feel good about yourself. UH fans want only the best for our athletes, and any number of reminders of that fact can’t hurt.

  277. (Jesse) James devil July 22, 2008 3:41 pm

    The names are Herman Frazier and Karl Benson.

  278. FloridaTed July 22, 2008 3:41 pm


    All you have to remember is 2005, Graunke was the anointed one, but we all know what happened with that JC guy named Colt. The JC’s now would have to show incredible talent and savvy to overtake either Funaki or Graunke. We don’t know enough at this time to really make a good assessment. That’s why training camp will be exciting this year, so much talent, so many unknowns.

  279. Geezy July 22, 2008 3:42 pm

    homey, thats true about the juco qb’s…i was bringing up the past earlier about how 1st year quarterbacks in our offense struggled during JJ’s years here…i think Dan Robinson grasped it the quickest being that he was in a whole different offense during the Von Appen years…Took Rolo and Timmy a year, and took Colt a year too… although i must say that Colt grasped it fairly well his first year…still he mentioned in 06 that he finally understood the whole Offense…If these JUCO guys can do it…then go with the best

  280. Bulla July 22, 2008 3:42 pm


    how goes it in the cold country? down here it has been pretty hot with a little trade winds to cool us off. now and then we get one pretty good chill to keep us on our toes, but we just ‘troll’ ’em when we read’em.

    homey likes cold country, his shrinkage theory does not come into play because everyone is cold up there. haha

  281. Princess Leila July 22, 2008 3:42 pm

    Yes, I did hear. E-mail me if you want to know funeral info.

    lwai at honoluluadvertiser dot com

  282. Koa-mahu July 22, 2008 3:45 pm

    frosty i have to say that i was thinking the same thing like you. frosty. what a name. you make me point at you and at the same time you shrink the parts i need to get rid of.

    okay leaving now. i am sad. i think koakane only like me for the beer i buy him. i need to cheer up. i going look for jason. byeeeeeeeeeee!

  283. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 3:45 pm

    frosty, I think you forgot to capitalize the beginning letters of your sentences. Plus important is spelt wrong. So basically what I’m saying is your post is all hammajangz and get choke kine grammah errahs need fo fix laddat. 🙂 Nah jus joke tone ket kracy haha

  284. homey ® July 22, 2008 3:46 pm

    Bulla – Eh you! Cold is good! No can fake it in the cold!

  285. Geezy July 22, 2008 3:50 pm

    Florida Ted- you’re right i guess im just talking about the losing records we had and experience in our Offense with new QB’s…during Colts first year we were 11th in the nation for Total Offense, then in 06 we were 1st, and 07 we were 3rd.

  286. WreckinEyez July 22, 2008 3:51 pm

    Hey Princess… How are you doing? I was wondering if you added an a to each side of the “L” in your e-mail, where would it go?

  287. Bulla July 22, 2008 3:52 pm


    my iguana loving male hero, i have already alerted the authorities about your life sized anaconda; board of health should be alerting the public soon.

    it’s like when you go to the store and you buy the Gouveia’s (i’m partial, sorry) Portugese Sausage, you throw it in the freezer….does it get smaller? heck no, that’s the world famous Portugese Sausage.

    end of story, need i say more Homey….you ninth wonder of the world?

  288. curveball July 22, 2008 3:52 pm


    I will put a check in the mail for a contribution..Email me as to who to make it out to or I will leave it blank

  289. SteveM July 22, 2008 3:53 pm

    Hi frosty — if you reside outside of Hawaii, please tell us your city and state.

    Other posters here who reside on the mainland and internationally are listed at:

  290. djmitcho July 22, 2008 3:53 pm

    I’ll be going to the Boise game too. I get there Thursday afternoon and leave Saturday afternoon.

  291. J-Dog July 22, 2008 3:54 pm

    ESPN blogger predicting that Hawaii will revert to “Pre-June Jones form”


  292. curveball July 22, 2008 3:54 pm

    forgot this part

    gdholden at live dot com

  293. Playground Monitor July 22, 2008 3:56 pm

    Boys and Girls,

    Play nicely, remember the Golden Rule….he who has the Gold makes the rules, and ST said we need to play nicely in his playground.

    Remember what your mother told you, ‘…if you don’t have anything nice to say then SHUT UP. i don’t want to have to call in my official monitors, Pride and Bulla, they can be very ‘persuasive’ in situations like this.

  294. (Jesse) James Angel July 22, 2008 3:57 pm

    I didn’t post that….please A-House don’t look at those names…come into the light….come into the light….

  295. Maverick July 22, 2008 3:57 pm

    Thanks Homey. I meant to fill that in about our JC’s being gifted too.
    I believe they are and will recieve playing time this year, which will be anticipated by all of us, and hopefully spectacular.

    But, how often does a JUCO come in and take over the helm from a Senior QB that played the previous season and won critical games for us? When I see Graunke back up, roll out with the option keeper or throw, I have the confidence that it will end up in the right spot. Our backups need to learn from Tyler. Inoke is right there too, learning and teaching.

    This is an ancy moment for myself and all. We all want to see our QB’s on the field, but there are not enough games in this tough season

  296. Bulla July 22, 2008 4:01 pm


    I agree, but we gotta go with who can move the ball and get the W’s, anything less is not acceptable. Too many BIG games that we cannot afford to fall behind. Our schedule is stacked against us, thank you Fumbler, and it will be tough enough getting 7 if not 8 wins.

  297. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 4:08 pm

    Stephen, all,

    as promised, the media guide is now online…

  298. addahknowjoe July 22, 2008 4:09 pm


    I’ll tell you straight out- Don’t EVER use anyones writing as an example to critique on an open forum without their permission. I don’t care what your reason is or how compelled you feel, just don’t do it. You should know better. That is extremely bad manners and was done in bad taste.

    Please show more class than that. I expect better judgment from a person of your stature.

    Thank you.

  299. d1shima [sez:] July 22, 2008 4:09 pm

    Kind of playing the middle ground here (which may leave a lot of flanks open, but, oh well).
    I see that Kazz posted a draft of his letter and WDoc was just suggesting from her experience that it would be better to submit something that was grammatically correct. Her purpose in doing so, I think, was to offer a way to make his effort more effective not necessarily just for the sake of displaying her knowledge of English composition. (which, if I recall correctly, is considerable)
    From my perspective, Kazz put the thing out in a public forum and so it’s open for discussion. Some may have ideas about the content that might reshape Kazz’ final composition; WDoc seems to have ideas about the form that could have the same value. FWIW, I cut her some slack.

  300. LizKauai [Believer] July 22, 2008 4:09 pm


  301. LizKauai [Believer] July 22, 2008 4:10 pm



  302. d1shima [sez:] July 22, 2008 4:11 pm

    …and so two guys can have different ideas 🙂

  303. Bulla July 22, 2008 4:12 pm


    in that perspective as you have presented, i would concur with you ever so slightly.

    however, history shall repeat itself as said by a famous person many years ago.

    hope all is well with #2son, (another wildcat….puuuurfect) haha. give my best to your lovely bride….

  304. d1shima [sez:] July 22, 2008 4:12 pm

    And look, it’s Liz fo’ lead us all back on the path to earthly harmony 😉


  305. Kazz July 22, 2008 4:12 pm


    I love your energy and passion SIR!!!

    Mrs. A-House,

    You always manage to say the right things and like you mentioned, things said from the “heart” are indeed the best statements.

    Bless you both.

  306. Maverick July 22, 2008 4:12 pm

    Ahhh –
    Bulla my friend. I always agree with your way of thinking.
    There are two shiny sides to this copper penny.
    Yes, who can move the ball is the most critical, and stay focused without pressure.
    Oh daddy-o, what a season coming forth for pressure. This can only be seen at the present time, on the field, with 3rd down conversions.
    Can our top 4 QB’s pull this off? I do think so, but I’m not their age anymore to relate.

    BTW, Can’t wait to see your Jr @ UH this season. Memories 4 sure :>

  307. d1shima [sez:] July 22, 2008 4:17 pm


    ah, jus’ “horsing” around, waiting for the day we can all jus’ clip coupons 😀

  308. d1shima [sez:] July 22, 2008 4:19 pm


    btw, #2 son is doing good; life is “interesting” for #1!

  309. WreckinEyez July 22, 2008 4:22 pm


    The blog wen huli again…

  310. Kazz July 22, 2008 4:22 pm


    It’s ok. Issue is over as far as I am concerned.

    With the task at hand of devestating the Florida backfield come August 31st, TSAIKOS get biggah fish fo’ fry!!!!

  311. Bulla July 22, 2008 4:23 pm


    mahalo for the good thoughts. i believe the Warriors are going to have a great season; a time to see what they’re made of. hopefully, they have been training hard in the offseason. i hear conflicting stories about certain linebackers, and one DE who is not returning to the team at all.

    we’re deep with players, but like you and i both know, you need repetitions to make demolitions…..grammitcally correct? nah. who cares….

    offense has it’s work cut out for them, defense will be tough, secondary will have to STEP IT UP, from the first snap… asbestos suits for our guys, it’s all shakin or bacon….and we’ll know quick.

    Imua Warriors!!!

  312. BG July 22, 2008 4:23 pm


    No worries…just some folks playing…don’t take it seriously.

    Welcome! Keep posting and you’ll get to know the zany characters around here mo bettah…wait, is that a good thing?

  313. Kazz July 22, 2008 4:24 pm



    Now gotta wait until my brother leaves so I can drain all the paper out of his printer. 😆

  314. WreckinEyez July 22, 2008 4:25 pm


    The wind is very strong today on the blog…

  315. Kazz July 22, 2008 4:28 pm


    Kona winds? I think trade winds have yet to appear.

  316. Maverick July 22, 2008 4:28 pm

    Aloha no to all –
    Feeeeels good to be back for this brief moment-

    Can you all believe the season is ready to start again?

    Dont ‘cha Luv College Football ?


  317. J-Dog July 22, 2008 4:28 pm

    In a little over a week, we goin find out who was workin’ hard, and who was hardly workin.

  318. FloridaTed July 22, 2008 4:36 pm


    great letter.

  319. Kazz July 22, 2008 4:37 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Just like you, I CANNOT wait for the new uniforms to go on sale. I heard the same thing as well about an August release but I didn’t hear anything about a late release in September.

    I think if I get desperate enough, I may consider bothering Johnny Mac about it but seems like a minute detail.

    Also, I don’t know if UA makes authentic cut jerseys for sale to the public. For the other schools with UA, I haven’t seen them available.

    BTW, MySpace website is acting funny. I got your message but I am stuck trying to log on… Eh whatever, MySpace is free and as they say “you get what you paid for”.

  320. Kazz July 22, 2008 4:39 pm


    Yup. That’s what the “220’s” are for!

  321. Kazz July 22, 2008 4:41 pm


    “Repetitions to make demolitions”…

    I get chicken skin.

  322. wafan July 22, 2008 4:42 pm

    bhf2 . . .

    Please e-mail me at wafanatcomcastdotnet.

    I need a name and snail-mail address for a small donation.

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  323. ラスベガス July 22, 2008 4:45 pm

    I received 2 Tsai-Ko shot glasses from Al and his Boss the other day.
    Been in formed that I need to christen with Crown Royal.
    ahhhhh thats one

  324. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 4:45 pm

    nevermind the paper, imagine all that ink!
    you going print our your own copy? geez. i would just print the rosters and stats and records maybe.

  325. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 4:45 pm

    Kazz – No worries bumby when the thing work…can…

    I don’t think they make authentic available either but can hope for now…
    I just feel if I going invest in something that I going wear proudly might as well go all out! I always believe in buying quality and not quantity!

  326. Jason July 22, 2008 4:46 pm

    I like the media guide. Lots of good information. I wish they could make all the media guides from past years available, but Derek Inouchi tells me they don’t have them from too far back.

  327. ラスベガス July 22, 2008 4:47 pm

    Uh glass numba 2
    ahhhhahhh thats two!

  328. Stretch July 22, 2008 4:47 pm

    LV – one more to go. Good to see you are “earning” the Tsaiko shot glass

  329. FloridaTed July 22, 2008 4:49 pm


    In 2005 we also had a very talented, but also very green team in general, that was the main reason for the loosing season and JJ’s general aversion to tough defense.

    I really like it that nobody is giving our team any credit this year. It will be sweet to shock a few people. Off course, should we slay the monster in the swamp, the cat’s surely out of the bag.

  330. ラスベガス July 22, 2008 4:50 pm

    get watah glasses too!

    need christen these too? thot so, try wait

    uhaaHhahahh dat burns numbah tree one moa

  331. Kazz July 22, 2008 4:50 pm


    Last season I printed out the entire media guides for all the games.

    Don’t worry I bring them to the recycle bin at work.

    Regardless they are a good read. Never can have too much info. Besides it’s interesting to see what’s released to the media.

    My favorite was the player pronounciations they provided for some of the UH football players.

    NO matter how they spell it out, there is NO WAY some people in broadcasting on the mainland will ever get them right.

    Like that announcer who referred to Ikaika Alama-Francis as “IKA-IKA” aka “squid squid Alama-Francis”.

  332. d1shima July 22, 2008 4:51 pm


    No beer mug, too?

  333. ラスベガス July 22, 2008 4:52 pm


    numbla four coming up
    AHHHahhahhhh dats num……..

  334. cinnamongal July 22, 2008 4:53 pm

    I went to Big City Diner for lunch today and the UH football schedule poster was up all over the place (including the Wahine soccer and volleyball posters). I asked the restourant host if it was possible to have or even buy one of the posters for my 7 y.o. son who is a huge Warriors fan, but disappointingly they said no. Couldn’t even spare one…

    I noticed the marquee players posted on the poster were defensive players but Solomon Elimimian and, aghast, Adam Leonard weren’t even on there.

  335. Maverick July 22, 2008 4:54 pm

    Ok, I’m not gone, too addicting.

    Ted, Howzit ?
    Your right, being under publised is the way to go.
    Why go with the grain, when you can shock ’em

    Tazer those bugga’s into logical sense that our Hawaii Nei are now contenders.

  336. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 4:55 pm

    AJoe, Kazz,

    howzit braddaz. kinda slack off on da lady, please.
    we all in dis togedda. she not perfek like me. 😀
    but she no pik on my engresh, so its gotta be da apearanc not da spellin. try brush da toot. 😀
    plus, tink i get chance? 😆 wait till she fine out i wun ceded lan lessee. 😆 😆 dan watch her korek my engresh. 😀

    i wuz teezin u. i guest yu was meanin me guud. anyway, we gotta go back fine Verna, Hafna an who evah stay makin da babooza to our field plans.

    homey, frosty an all yu well wishas. tanks fo da offahz. I’m paying Roger Hill Enterprises (Pearl City). Put your fax # so I can sen yu copy of the bill so yu know it wen fo a good cause.

    Yu see UH, we got it done first cuz da Warriorz needed our help now, not next year. same ting wit Cooke Field, get it done now.

    an if yu like correct my English, bring your lips over here, reel close, who evah. I’m ready for sum…. domination!! 😀

    GO WARRIORS! 😆 :mrgreen:

  337. Kazz July 22, 2008 4:55 pm


    In 2005 I will always remember my friend pointing out that #7 at wide receiver would be “better than Chad Owens”.

    Turns out #7 was pretty darn good. Better than Chad Owens tho?

    I’ll leave that up for discussion and I won’t comment on that.

  338. ラスベガス July 22, 2008 4:57 pm

    dats….dats numbah hor

    all pau yeah?

    what? get one bambucha beer mud i mean mug

    no can handle

    i going esme out and homey on da floor

    urg urgh ufa blurgh

  339. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 4:59 pm

    beef in the wnba!

  340. d1shima July 22, 2008 5:05 pm


    212 PAGES!

    uh….can borrow?


  341. bonar July 22, 2008 5:07 pm

    #299: thanks CC!

  342. Kazz July 22, 2008 5:08 pm


    212 pages?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!

    Ok ok ok.. I admit I haven’t even opened the link but I was thinking something along the lines of 50-70 pages long…

    Um…. maybe would be best for me to just print out the rosters after all hehehehehehehehe…

  343. Stephen Tsai July 22, 2008 5:10 pm

    OK, I’m back from the party, and now I’m ready to write my stories.

  344. FloridaTed July 22, 2008 5:13 pm


    Last year the boys played every game with a bullseye on their backs, resulting in a few too close for comfort games. The constant pressure was tremendous. This year they can play free, unless they beat Florida, then the bullseye goes right back up.


    Can’t really compare Owens and Bess. In my opinion they were both great in their own styles. Owens was exciting, because he played like a Kamikaze, while Bess had more the coolness of a pro early on.

  345. Ralph July 22, 2008 5:13 pm

    Bighilofan2 will help, post your name to send check or e mai me at mahinaula at yahoo dot com

  346. Garret July 22, 2008 5:14 pm

    Thank you chawan_cut! I’ve saved the pdf and will refer to it often!

  347. FloridaTed July 22, 2008 5:17 pm

    Your most welcome back, oh Tsai-Meister.

  348. Garret July 22, 2008 5:17 pm


    If you include special teams then I have to go with Chad. Plus, UH had more WR weapons with Bess so teams could not focus on Bess. RGM and Rivers had similar stats to Bess, but UH didn’t have 2 guys like that with Chad.

  349. Rob25 July 22, 2008 5:17 pm

    Hey ST When I was in Vegas the other week, my rental car (Dodge Charger) had one of those platic keys. I was debating on which car I was going to take and this group of men wanted it, but I already took the key, looking around at the other cars available…but that sealed the deal. If all the men wanted it, then why would I settle for a Camry when I could rule the streets in a “man’s’ car. hehehehe

    Wondered about the panic button, but didn’t dare touch. Hubby was just glad that he didn’t have to drive (I’ve been to Vegas more than him and know the area better).

    What’s the weather like?

  350. Maverick July 22, 2008 5:18 pm

    Ted, Last years bulleyes was the 50 points compared to playing darts.
    This years bullseye is even greater, because they achieved the high standards of Conference champs.

    There all jealous, and want that trophy, but we’re not giving it back.
    Our Warriors WILL be the Champs again.

    No Bu’Laia

  351. Garret July 22, 2008 5:20 pm


    I’m sure that we are all looking forward to reading your stories from the WAC Media Preview. I’m very curious to see where UH is picked to finish in the WAC…I think that anyone picking UH lower than 3rd is crazy, but I already saw (and posted) a 6th and 7th prediction.

  352. Rob25 July 22, 2008 5:20 pm

    Where’s all the Kamehameha alum today? Did I miss them?

  353. Maverick July 22, 2008 5:21 pm

    ST –

    Please write away with stories.

    Is Coach Hal Mummey there with a towel around his neck?

    Always wanted to visit Salt Lake City, but no chance ( yet)

  354. Garret July 22, 2008 5:23 pm

    I can’t believe that I have to meet others for work at 9pm…they can’t get their stuff done so I won’t get to blog tonight since I have to help them out.

  355. Ralph July 22, 2008 5:27 pm

    Pomai received your e mail, but google won’t open your website

  356. d1shima July 22, 2008 5:30 pm

    DLow…will he stay, or will he go?

  357. d1shima July 22, 2008 5:31 pm

    I received my PPV letter from UH today.
    Decisions, decisions… 🙄

  358. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 5:35 pm

    i dragged this over from Sunday’s SB article on Hui Waa qualifiers for States.

    Kai Poha steersman Kama Lee Loy, 17, helped guide the men sophomore crew to a third-place finish — enough to maintain their one-point edge over Na Keiki O Ka Mo’i at the start of the day.

    Lee Loy already has three state victories from his time with Keaukaha Canoe Club on the Big Island, and can offer up some advice to his teammates for their big race two weeks away.

    “I see crews lining up on the starting line … huge,” said the incoming senior at Kamehameha. “Sixteen-year-olds that line up that are monsters. They don’t look 18; they don’t even look 16.

    “But the size in the boat doesn’t matter,” he continued. “I just recommend…not to look around. Don’t worry about the other[s]. We’re racing for us… Nothing to do with whoever else is out there. It’s all about us.”

    ho boy, my nephew wuz talkin to US. Its not about Florida, or Boise, Fresno… its about us.

    So Verna, Hafner, Livehurt, whoeva, whateva…
    fix da field. no like see um fixed next year… too late yu buggaz if nex yeeah. yu foget JJ already?? yu foget da soap? yu fogettin about US? wat? yu need one paperwork, requisition order? gotta follow HRS Chapter 91? wat? yu tryin fo keep one job till yu retiiah? gotta look buzy? need sumtin fo do fo write 1 repoht? make like yu did sumtin good. NOW!

    I’ll be back!!!!!


  359. SteveM July 22, 2008 5:35 pm

    Geee… I hope las vegas knows it’s OK to put beer in the beer mug…or his CR costs is really going up 🙂

  360. d1shima July 22, 2008 5:39 pm

    Weren’t you in charge of putting the directions in the mug before al took it with him? 😳

  361. d1shima July 22, 2008 5:40 pm

    OK, I gotta go see the sign guy again. But not about a sign…

  362. Garret July 22, 2008 5:44 pm

    Looks like the Central Arkansas deal is signed.

    After several weeks of negotiation, UCA has signed a contract to play the University of Hawaii at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. The time will be announced, but Brad Teague, UCA athletic director, expects it to be about 6 p.m. Hawaii time, which will be about 11 p.m. (CDT).

    Hawaii, a Western Athletic Conference team that played Georgia in last year’s Sugar Bowl, will pay the travel expenses for the UCA team and furnish at $125,000 paycheck for UCA to play the game.

    Conque said UCA will treat the game as a preseason bowl game.

    “This is something I had envisioned when we recruited these players who will be seniors in 2006,” Conque said. “It’s our first group we recruited officially in Division I. They knew they would have a chance to play for some conference championships, but they also came to us knowing they were not going to be able to play in postseason. In 2009, I wanted to give those dozen or so seniors a reward game, preferably something exotic. This is perfect.”

    Both Conque and Teague were happy about the publicity that should result from UCA playing a major college opponent.

    “”There’re probably will not be many games that Friday night (Labor Day Weekend) and that should give us good exposure on ESPN and other channels on Saturday morning with highlights,” Teague said.

    “One of the ESPN channels, like ESPN U, telecasts games with Hawaii, so we have a chance for some great exposure,

  363. koakane™ July 22, 2008 5:45 pm

    good day to all

    in case you wondering I was with hpd all morning. no nothing to do with kekoa. son’s car was stolen from in front our house some time between 11 and 5 this morning. after filling out all reports, closing down his card and other stuff took him to work. little before noon police calls him tell him his car was found. someone reported a strange car blocking their house mailbox and it was his. so I drove him to pick it up at village park. passenger side key lock busted and the ignition housing smashed open. well there went the stimulus check monies.

    much talk about refurbishing cooke/ching field. yesterday I was talking with kt and he said there is more to the saga yet to be unfolded. and no kt is not one of jessie made up mahu’s he works with UH facilities personnel.

    anyway on da brighter side….jessie no worry koamahu still loves you because of your hairy chest. word is out now you not da ladies man #1 anymore. so shim can play around and always get you lattas. appreciates you always worried about herm. will be seeing you this weekend when you go down….errr…. you know camping 😮 this weekend.

    d1 should have come to lunch. went to thelma’s along with kekoa, his dad and pride. neva thought any kind food would stop pride but he was suffed. had time walk, talk so we just sat there till got kicked out.

    well pau for now

  364. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 5:45 pm

    Last night, hubby ordered PPV on the cable channel Oceanic listed on their postcard. Includes 11 football, 5 men’s BB, and 5 wahine VB games. Can’t wait for the season to start.

  365. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 5:47 pm

    ST, what did Dave Reardon do to let you watch Derrick Lowe today?

  366. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 5:49 pm


    can i put my name up here with address so da braddaz can help out with JUGS, or I gotta go classes an make one email fo myself? 😀

    ok ok i no i 1 slo student. but i can make big smile 😀

    an my english is jus perfek for 19+ years edu. 😀

  367. Maverick July 22, 2008 5:50 pm

    Aloha Garret –
    Mahalo again for all your postings.
    Good for Central Arkansas- This will help bring exposure from the South and East to Hawaii. It’s a win-win.

  368. koakane™ July 22, 2008 5:55 pm


  369. Garret July 22, 2008 5:55 pm


    The article was actually sent to me by another Tsaiko who I’m not sure wants to be named…he deserves the credit, not me!

  370. brew808 July 22, 2008 5:58 pm

    Derrick Low? 😀

    BHF2 – Hmmmmm…. #360 may be a “smu-able” offense…. 😯

  371. Rob25 July 22, 2008 6:01 pm

    Yeah some Tsaikos need signs regarding proper usage of their Tsaiko-wares!!

  372. Maverick July 22, 2008 6:04 pm

    This always bring up the interesting controversy of AA vs. 1-A for a season opener.

    As mentioned before, it’s always a double edge sword.
    What does the AA accomplish ? Depends on where the teams depth lyes at the moment. Does it help send our members into the NFL ?, or should be open with a mid major, or top 25 team.
    In my opinion, it;s all good. These guys are playing, there in school, not being fools, getting their education, and excercising their skills and discipline.
    The guys that play at Central Arkansas could probably be accepted to any 1-A school in the state bordering region.

  373. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 6:06 pm

    woo hoo!!
    my fren Tommy and his wife Elaine just re-opened and renamed restaurant and sports bar Coqui’s in old Waiakea, across street from the tidal wave clock on Kam Ave. Big screen, plenty room for a nice crowd, like Murphys. for watch Warriors package. good fo him. guud fo me too. i usually watched em at home on ppv. but summa da smalla bars in Hilo no can afford da PPV package, no mo enuf space, no mo enuf traffic, no mo enuf volume. my fren at a smalla bah asked me fo tell JD about his pain. tole him i’d pass along da message. i not shuah how fo que ah dat one myself.

    anyway, back to Warriors. 38 days fo go. work real hard, Warriors. dis bradda is workin hard for us too, yu no dat, so no be bashful, no be shy, I like heeah dat yu stay visualizin da KATUUUSH factah.

  374. Kazz July 22, 2008 6:14 pm


    Sorry to hear about the car incident. I too had my first car stolen right in front of my house as well.

    Funny thing is it wasn’t working as it needed a new starter so I guess it started for the theives.

    Car was found three months later in Aiea with the rear view mirror stolen and nothing else. How u figgah?

  375. brew808 July 22, 2008 6:18 pm

    Hi Rob25! – Re: regarding proper usage of their Tsaiko-wares!!

    Just don’t fill (then empty) one of those large mugs w/ Boone’s Farm…. 😆

    Will you, Ronnie, & Co. be in raisin-country Saturday afternoon? We might rendezvous at Sweet Tomatoes or L&L, or take-out from L&L for a tail-gate, or ….. Just planning ahead…. 😀

  376. brew808 July 22, 2008 6:22 pm

    … or maybe somebody can bring some prok ribs, manapua, and guava cake…. 😯 😆 🙄

  377. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 6:26 pm


    Re your car. That story was hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.

  378. MeiLing July 22, 2008 6:26 pm

    BHF2, I know kau inoa from Uncle Benny, so I’ll send you some kala, Mr. GLL, Hilo, HI. You posted your address up above (no remembah da post #). [KHS alum can correct my Hawaiian anytime; I’m still learning.]

    Doris doesn’t need anymore equipment, so sending kala.

    Gotta save some kala to get season tickets from LizK. Mahalo nui loa!!!

    That Sadowski business sounds under-handed.

    Hi, Princess Leila! Miss your videos…

  379. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 6:27 pm

    BTW, are Nissan Altimas a target, too? Daughter has hers parked in front of our house — sometimes on the street, sometimes in our driveway.

  380. koakane™ July 22, 2008 6:29 pm


    hpd says our area is highest for stolen vehicles on oahu. what kind car you had? son had a honda civic the most type stolen and they say easiest. it used for racing and crusing all over. I know his mom and me told him to get something else but they no listen to the parents maybe now differant story bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    funny they never take his dart set so asport still can patnah with you…whew.

    gotta go now…………………..

  381. brew808 July 22, 2008 6:31 pm

    Princess Leila did an Esme??? It was very nice to have you visit the WB neighborhood this afternoon! 😀

  382. Kazz July 22, 2008 6:34 pm


    In the end it was funny and looking back I was eventually going to have to buy a new car soon, but at the time, it was a personal violation and at 3am I was walking around like a maniac on the street screaming with a katana in hand. Needless to say, the guava tree at the side of my house never survived the incident.

    Yeah, I get nuts when I get personally violated like that.


    I had a ’93 Sentra at the time. Bought it cheap from a military family that needed to unload it after they got stationed elsewhere.

    The car I have today is the one I bought afterwards. Originally the dealership at Mike McKenna offered to put me in a Mazda 6, but I didn’t want a vehicle that was a target for theft.

    I figured I’d buy the Tribute as SUV-type cars don’t get stolen as often as cars.

  383. brew808 July 22, 2008 6:36 pm

    LV sure faded out quickly…. If he doesn’t reappear in a couple days, do we call that a homey? 😆

  384. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 6:41 pm

    Yeah, Kazz, I know about personal violations. My apt in New York was burglarized twice and I also was mugged at gunpoint in an elevator on 5th Avenue. Took me a looong time to get over it.

  385. Kazz July 22, 2008 6:41 pm


    Have your daughter think about investing in this:

    It’s like the club except it latches on to the brake or clutch.

    Much harder for punks to remove than the club (which is placed on the steering wheel).

    On the website it’s 19.99, but I bought one at Checker’s Auto Parts for 70.00 with a 20.00 rebate a few years back so maybe they’re cheaper now.

    You can just about pick one up anywhere where automobile parts/accesories are sold.

    I remember the day I bought it because a former co-worker had a Civic and he swore by it. That night, with my new car, I had to go to Waikiki at night and I was still paranoid so I immediately bought one.

    It’s a good investment.

  386. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 6:42 pm

    here’s the news of the wnba fight.

  387. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 6:43 pm

    OK, Kazz, I’ll show her your message. Thanks.

  388. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 6:43 pm

    yu guyz are 2 2 funny!!!

  389. brew808 July 22, 2008 6:45 pm

    Francis Maka – any update on his status?

    Nice visit/chat by Mr. Leonard yesterday. I wish someone would have asked him for his #-TD goal? Question – which Warrior has the biggest (and scariest) grin – Mr. Leonard, or Mr. Watson? 😆 😯 😆

  390. Kazz July 22, 2008 6:45 pm


    I think no one ever gets over things like that, especially being robbed at gun point.

    Only thing we can do is to be more cautious without living in constant fear… Otherwise.. the punks win.


    (AWESOME movie BTW… 🙂 )

  391. Kazz July 22, 2008 6:47 pm


    July 22nd, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    here’s the news of the wnba fight.

    I knew we could count on you!!! No doubt that will make the rounds at SportsCenter tonight.

  392. Kazz July 22, 2008 6:49 pm


    Last I saw, Francis Maka is still having issues with getting that extra year to play.

    I believe things are not going to work in his favor. Well, that’s what I saw last.

    Let’s hope for the best for him!

  393. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 6:49 pm

    das where i got it from. ha.

  394. SteveM July 22, 2008 6:52 pm

    😆 😀 😆
    Saturday – August 16, 2008
    Krazy Karaoke 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight (minimum)

    The large room at the Young Street Krazy Karaoke holds at least 55 persons. STRETCH has made the reservation put down the deposits.

    Same arrangement as last April 19’s Krazy Karaoke Call

    • bring your own drinks (this room has a lot more cooler space)
    • bring snacks and pupu’s (optional)
    • $15 per person to cover room rental/karaoke
    • pay Stretch or designee at the door that night

    Current RSVP Count = 38

    RSVP on blog or email SteveM — stevem.hnl (at)
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Updates will be posted in the Events Calendar section

  395. Kazz July 22, 2008 6:53 pm



    About the lock for the brake is that you better NOT forget to take it off when you turn the ignition.

    I keep the key for the lock on my key chain with my car keys and I have to turn the engine off to remove it and then start the ignition all over again.

    I know it sounds like a minor inconvience, but it can get irritating.

  396. brew808 July 22, 2008 6:55 pm

    Thanks Kazz! Okay then – a follow-up question (maybe Jason knows….). How is Mr. Maka doing working towards his degree? Wasn’t he in Engineering?

  397. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 6:57 pm

    OK, I told both daughters re your info and warning.

  398. brew808 July 22, 2008 7:03 pm

    According to a story in the Log Cabin Democrat (Conway, Ark.), Central Arkansas wanted to play Hawai’i on a Thursday night…

    Now that’s a name for a newspaper! 😀

  399. Kazz July 22, 2008 7:03 pm


    Well, I wouldn’t take the warning too seriously, unless your daughters have a tendancy of being as absent-minded as me from time to time 😆 .

  400. A-House July 22, 2008 7:09 pm

    eh BGHF2:

    you like me make check out to BigHiloFan2 and send to your address?

    i don’t know who is Duke, but giv’um with all u got!

  401. gigi-hawaii © July 22, 2008 7:16 pm

    What??? Green Bay has been calling multiple teams to trade Favre! He says he was “pressured” to retire.

    The plot thickens!

    Well, Stretch, homey, and D1 — the bet is kaput! So sowwy.

  402. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 7:21 pm

    Thanks for putting up the healing prayer on your site, LizK. good reminder for our friend’s sister.

  403. Mike July 22, 2008 7:21 pm


    I believe he just re-signed with the Denver Nuggets. But I think Robin (Alika) is available…

  404. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 7:23 pm

    is this brother mike?

    if so, did you send out the primo paper with the signature on it?


  405. SteveM July 22, 2008 7:31 pm

    July 22nd, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    eh BGHF2:

    you like me make check out to BigHiloFan2 and send to your address?

    Hmmmmm…Bighilofan2, please check your RR mail. A-House, please stand-by.

  406. OZ July 22, 2008 7:37 pm

    re #142
    Assistant Vice Chancellors do not report to Chancellors. Haffner reports to Vice Chancellor for Administration Kathy Cutshaw.

  407. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 7:42 pm

    today’s big man’s camp news from uh

  408. Kelli July 22, 2008 8:10 pm

    Ok, I normally wouldn’t be so addicted to this blog, but I can’t help it.

    I live with my five-year-old cousin and today we tried to get him to say what school I go to. I tried to throw the hint that it’s the same school Colt Brennan went to (he remembers Colt). Instead of saying UH, like he normally would, my uncle threw in “university” and unintentionally confused him. Therefore, I’m now a proud student of “University of Colt Brennan,” according to this little monkey boy.

  409. brew808 July 22, 2008 8:27 pm

    Kelli 😀

  410. chawan_cut July 22, 2008 8:28 pm

    haha, good one kelli.
    see, you are a true tsai-ko. can’t stay away from the blog either!

  411. bighilofan2 July 22, 2008 8:37 pm

    you know, G Lee Loy, 38 Kalakaua St., Hilo, Hi. 96720. tanks eh!

    Shirley at Roger Hill Enterprises told me today JUGS2 went back to the UH field with Roger to personally field test and make sure that bugga works. now day get 2 JUGS. I jus love J – – S!!! 😀
    really…. 😀 is that bad to see say dat? 😯 heh heh heh


  412. Garret July 22, 2008 9:29 pm

    When looking through the 2009 Under Armour All-Americans, I see Te’o and Hasiak from Hawaii. I thought that Bulla mentioned that Hilliard was in the game also, so this roster does not appear to be complete.

  413. Pauoa Boy July 22, 2008 9:30 pm

    BHF2 – Nothing like a good set of Jugs to work with. Our WR’s need all the hands on training and touches they can get from those Jugs. Practicing with a good working set of Jugs will ensure they don’t drop there balls! 🙂

  414. Garret July 22, 2008 9:31 pm

    If anyone wants to see Samson, Reagan, and Bess practice, this article contains the list of the practices open to the public.

    Dolphins practice schedule open to public

    Guys these are the practices open to the public. Of course, if it rains, they’ll move it into the practice bubble and that will be closed to public.

  415. Garret July 22, 2008 9:33 pm

    This article claims that the Big 12 is the best conference for QBs this year.

    They come in all shapes and sizes, many of them in smaller sizes, to be frank, but don’t tell Todd Reesing he’s too short. He’s one of several under 6 feet, all of them accomplished, winning quarterbacks.

    “They say a guy has to be 6-4 so he can drop back and throw over a guy that’s 6-7. That’s a bunch of falsehoods,” Texas Tech’s Leach said. “It’s more about passing lanes anyway. It’s better to be short and be on target than tall. There’s a ton of great quarterbacks who weren’t that big. Fran Tarkenton (6-0) did a pretty good job in the NFL. He’s a Hall of Famer. A guy named Doug Flutie did a pretty good job, too.”

    The top three passers in the Big 12 — and nine of the top 10 — are back. All but two of those quarterbacks completed more than 60 percent of their throws. Of the returnees, only Oklahoma State’s Zac Robinson threw for fewer than 3,000 yards last season. Before you think about discounting Robinson, consider that only two quarterbacks in college football last year ran for at least 800 yards and threw for more than 2,800 yards. The other? Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.

    As Colorado’s Dan Hawkins said of his quarterbacking son Tuesday, “Cody might be the 12th-best quarterback in the conference, the 15th-best quarterback nationally. That shows you how many good players we have at quarterback in this league.”

  416. Garret July 22, 2008 9:39 pm

    It is *really* sad to read about this former blue-chip recruit. His career in D-IA football is over when he had his pick of BCS schools (LSU, Auburn, Tenn, etc.). He’s from New Orleans and after his Aunt and 2 brothers died in Katrina he understandably fell apart academically…

    In April, Jackson (Miss.) State announced it signed Horton for the ’07 season. Somehow, after a year and a half at Auburn, Horton was academically ineligible to enroll at JSU, a Playoff Subdivision (formerly D-IA) school.

  417. Garret July 22, 2008 9:41 pm

    Great to hear about Kimo! QB to DE transition will take some adjusting, but Mack is a great judge of talent and I’m sure he’ll fit into UH’s defensive system.

  418. Garret July 22, 2008 9:43 pm

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

    Interesting how students using “clickers” learn physics better and that women do much better in science classes with “clickers”.

  419. Garret July 22, 2008 9:43 pm

    Texas approved a $4.93 bil project for wind power. Texas is already the state that generates the most power via wind and they will pass Germany after this project is completed.

  420. Garret July 22, 2008 9:44 pm

    Interesting to read about Republican billionaire (and huge Oklahoma State supporter) Pickens’ plan to reduce the US dependence on foreign oil–he’s strongly in favor of natural gas use for large vehicles. He’s also advocating a big increase in wind power, and he’s put a lot of money behind wind power (his company is spending between $6 and $10 billion on a huge wind farm in Texas).

  421. Garret July 22, 2008 9:45 pm

    Pickens also says that Bush’s push for off shore drilling is not the answer to the energy needs of the US. Pretty interesting because Pickens made most of his money on oil, but now he says we need a push for wind power since we can’t get enough oil no matter how many places we drill.

  422. Garret July 22, 2008 9:45 pm

    Commercial satellite imagery makes it quite difficult for troop movements and military facilities to be secret anymore.

  423. Garret July 22, 2008 9:46 pm

    Free play links pau.

  424. Kelli July 22, 2008 9:53 pm

    brew808 and chawan_cut: My cousin is so funny.

    This is what he learned from me last season:

    Me: Who’s Colt Brennan?
    Cousin: Quarterback!
    Me: For?
    Cousin: UH football!
    Me: And what do you say when Hawaii’s playing?
    Cousin: GO WARRIORS!

    Pretty smart for a five-year-old, huh?

  425. Garret July 22, 2008 9:55 pm

    Bay Area Cattle Call! I don’t think that the Bay Area Tsaikos have had a meeting before…with brew808, A-Joe, and A-Sports there I hope some of the Bay Area posters/lurkers show up!

    August 9 (Saturday)
    11 am until ??? (this is a buffet after all)
    Fresh Choice
    1202 El Camino Real
    San Bruno, CA 94066 (near SFO)

    Attendees confirmed so far:
    Lori, Garret, Faith, and Mika (I’m bringing my wife and kids)

  426. ラスベガス July 22, 2008 10:12 pm

    今目覚めた, Crown Royal は毒,強い


  427. Hawaiianbod July 22, 2008 10:26 pm

    Kelli – that boy is akamai. Keep teaching him. He could be a future Warrior.

    Thank you for sharing.

  428. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 10:31 pm


    Teri Chang, Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities in charge of all the Lower Campus sports venues as well as the Athletic Department’s office and classroom buildings, called today to talk about upcoming UH Manoa service projects.

    The first one to be held in August will be in-house only as a team or spirit-building exercise for Athletic Department staff members to help launch the 2008 – 2009 academic year and to support the first three sports in the new season – football, women’s soccer & women’s volleyball.

    Future workdays will be open to the larger community of UH supporters and will include a wide range of tasks & chores to be determined after the first service project has been completed.

    Teri will keep Warrior Beat bloggers informed through a variety of ways. All kinds of skills will be needed.

  429. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 22, 2008 10:34 pm



  430. d1shima July 22, 2008 10:59 pm


    I think Bulla said Hilliard was invited to a different all-star game; can’t remember the name…

  431. d1shima July 22, 2008 11:05 pm

    Tim had it right.

    “God bless us, every one.”

  432. d1shima July 22, 2008 11:06 pm


  433. Shannon July 23, 2008 12:09 am

    Garret: I would love to make it to the 1st Bay Area cattle call but I’ll still be in Vegas…Maybe next time…

  434. WarriorMojo July 23, 2008 12:10 am

    Greetings from Seattle, where the Mariners just freaking… SUCK! Talk about no heart.

    Anyway, great news about Makaula! Coach Mack and cew are working hard to make UH a legitimate destination of choice for Hawaii’s best. To that end, I can only say:

    I want Manti!
    I want Manti!

  435. Shannon July 23, 2008 12:12 am

    BTW…Fresh Choice??? Wow, that’s a HUGE difference from the Hawaii Cattle Calls… Why not Hukilau (SF, Palo Alto or SJ) or one of the MANY L&L’s…

  436. WarriorMojo July 23, 2008 12:23 am

    Oh, and I would have signed off “Esme and out” … except that Esme really doesn’t “Esme” these days. It’s more like she does a “Jojo”. Of course Jojo doesn’t “Jojo” these days. She’s more like “Nojo”,

  437. Kekoa July 23, 2008 12:28 am

    Rest Easy Tsaiko Ohana!

    Another very productive day at the UH camp. Very electrifying to see the young athletes of the future being so intense today. Having Pride, Jesse Sapolu, and Joe Onosai there to spur these young lads on was priceless.

    Doris was doing her thing today keeping the parents informed on all levels. She of course thanks all the Tsaikos who have contributed to her foundation these past few days. It has helped her tremendously.

    What a rousing Ha’a and Haka exploded today near the end of the practice session. It sounded like the low rumble of an earthquake at first. The sounds of football just starting to peak. A-n-t-c-i-p-a-t-i-o-n!!

    Go Warriors!

  438. Kekoa July 23, 2008 12:30 am

    Aiyeeya!…no can spell anticipation!…C- grade for Kekoa, go to the back of the class!

  439. Kekoa July 23, 2008 12:37 am

    Shannon ~ I would agree with your other options in the Bay area. Fresh Choice will be ok tho…they do have quite an extensive buffet. Garret’s kids will love the children’s selections. Homey…that’s your cue.

  440. Ralph July 23, 2008 1:20 am

    If you missed the earlier posting, the cost of repair for both jugs will exceed $500.. for tsaikos who are able to contribute to the cost at this time please send your donation to: G Lee Loy aka Bighilofan2 at 38 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720…Thank you…

  441. al July 23, 2008 1:54 am


    i went to “wonder sushi” tonight. needless to say i was stuffed upon leaving. also the kirins made it easy to wash down. quality is pretty good considering it was all you can eat for 24.99.

    the highlight was the kamachi kama.

    i believe it was near your neck of the woods….okay, desert. this was the one in silverado/henderson area.

    oh yah, we are still here. we’ve extended two more days. will be in hawaii come thursday morning.

    thanks for taking the traditional crown royals. other wise stretch would have been in a tizzy.

  442. Hawaiianbod July 23, 2008 2:55 am


  443. Ralph July 23, 2008 2:59 am

    morning hawaiianbod

  444. Hawaiianbod July 23, 2008 3:42 am

    g-morning Ralph.

    sorry – I did an Esme.

  445. bighilofan2 July 23, 2008 3:58 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    38 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes and countin!

    good morning Ryan Henry. I am wishing you and your new found buddies a bright future!

    thanks for the plug.

    in 2 days, the bid thing on the CookeChing Field fix becomes public. then we can focus in on “where” is the problem in FIXING THE FIELD NOW. “spinning” and “blaming” will not eliminate identification of the problem;Tsaikos can fix the problem because we have access to “Roger Hill” – the people/person who can fix things that are broken in the UH football world. “We’re on it, Coach.”


  446. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 23, 2008 4:00 am

    “9:10 a.m. ET

    Meanwhile, At Practice…

    It’s quarterback and wide receiver drills. The wide receivers are running a variety of pass routes.

    Santana Moss drew applause with a deep sideline grab. He remains smooth as silk.

    Colt Brennan showed he can apply what he learned on the field. (Earlier the QBs worked on throwing on the run.) The rookie quarterback rolled right and threw a dart to first-year player Burl Toler.

    Antwaan Randle El ran across field and pulled in a pass from first-year quarterback Derek Devine. ”

  447. djmitcho July 23, 2008 6:01 am

    Good Morning to da Tsaiko village

  448. wafan July 23, 2008 6:29 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Okay, I think I have all the information needed to get a cheque out to you today. Sorry, it cannot be a huge cheque — darned politicians stopped our teacher pay raise a five years ago and we never got it back.

    Sorry to all the politicians out there — just a few bad one’s make it worse for everyone.

    By the way —

    Good morning everyone! In a few more days I will be back home. Whoo-hoo!!! I cannot wait.

  449. Kekoa July 23, 2008 7:22 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka Tsaiko Ohana!

    Here’s a little tidbit from the Coltster hisself:

    Colt Brennan Rookie Training Camp Blog
    By Colt Brennan
    July 22, 2008

    Editor’s note: rookie quarterback Colt Brennan is keeping a training camp blog for Look for periodic updates to his blog through training camp and preseason:

    Colt Brennan greets the fans at training camp. (Ned Dishman Photo)

    — TUESDAY, JULY 22
    At training camp, I am practicing with the team for really the first time because I had hip surgery last April. It just felt good to get out there. I’ve been kind of on reserve for so long, and I finally got cleared a couple days before camp.

    For me to go out there and get thrown in the mix, and to be able to go compete with everyone else, it felt great. I did some good things and some bad things, but that’s why you come out here and practice.

    My hip feels good. I was anxious to see how it felt on Sunday for the first practice and it felt awesome. I wasn’t worried about the injury–it was the fact that I had not used my legs in five months. It’s just a matter of getting back to using my legs, and getting my strength back and getting my muscle memory back.

    I’m playing for the No. 3 quarterback spot right now. That’s the opportunity that’s in front of me right now.

    You never know when another opportunity could open up. I want to prepare myself to be a guy who can start. If there’s an injury or if there’s a situation where they call upon me, I want to be ready. I don’t want there to be an excuse, ‘Well, he’s a rookie.’ I want to prepare myself like I could be a starter, but right now I’m fighting for the No. 3 spot with Derek Devine.

    I’m getting reps right now and Coach [Jim] Zorn has been great. He told me, ‘I want you to come out here and learn, but I’m going to be all over you because I want to make you a better quarterback.’ So every time I run a play or throw a pass, he’s right there and when I do bad things he’s right there. And I told him, ‘Good, because I need it.’

    It’s great when a coach takes that time and effort. It means he really wants me to do well. If he just let me walk back to the huddle and didn’t say anything to me at all, I think that’s when I’d start to get worried. He has been real hands-on with me and I really appreciate it.

    Coach Zorn has me focused more on technique right now. I’ve had to work on my footwork a lot. I’m playing under center again after playing in the shotgun the last couple of years at Hawaii. I’ve had to get used to it again and learn his way of doing it. He has his own way of doing it.

    Coach Zorn understands that I don’t have that muscle memory right now, but a lot of times coaches are on me about exploding out and not making any false steps. It’s hard, because my legs aren’t quite ready to fire that way yet.

    That’s why we’re out here. Everyone is saying how training camp is so long. Well, I love camp right now, the more work I get, the more my strength and muscle memory improves. I’ll be able to do things real quick and do things their way.

    Now isn’t that the hard working, always optimistic, Hanai son we all know and love?…Go Colt!

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