Miss you much

Reporters were standing around yesterday, debating an uncertain future. Yes, we’re all concerned about finding replacements for Adam Leonard, Dan Kelly, Ryan Mouton, Keao Monteilh, Keala Watson, Fale Laeli and … Dylan Linkner?
Since 2005, when Colt Brennan opened our eyes and our notebooks, the Hawai‘i media have been blessed with some of the most camera-friendly speakers. Princess Leila’s Cribs-styled video with Leonard a few years was an indication of the personalities behind the facemasks.
The past four years have been the Golden Age of quotes, notes and anecdotes. There have been so many articulate characters with great observations. Most of all, these players have had a lot of fun.
They will be missed.

* * *

We’re also going to miss the parents. Dan Kelly’s dad looks like Jon Lovitz, but is way funnier. Adam Leonard’s dad also has a great personality. Dane Porlas’ dad is Mr. Friendly. I’ve never met Solomon Elimimian’s dad in person, but we’ve had great telephone conversatons the past nine years. We’ll miss seeing Keao Monteilh’s dad at practic, and getting a daily joke from Dylan Linkner’s dad.

* * *

Well, no blood donors, so if you want onarock’s extra ticket, say: “I want it,” and you’re entered in the drawing. We’ll pull a name in the 4 o’clock hour, as they say in the biz.

* * *

Happy birthday to G-Nalo, ukuleleboi and Jim Leahey.



  1. 808Chef December 5, 2008 8:27 am

    Numero Uno? Good Morning HAWAII!!

  2. Pete Jek December 5, 2008 8:30 am

    Wow. #2? 3#? #4? Top 5, at least.

  3. Maverick December 5, 2008 8:31 am

    Ain’t it awesome having a Chop Suey team?

    Morning Chef,
    Morning everyone.

  4. 808Chef December 5, 2008 8:34 am

    We will definitely miss this group. These guys went through a lot. Especially these past 2 years and it couldn’t be more sweeter when we finish this season with a win against the Pussycats and whoever dare come to the islands for a Christmas Eve date with us. Let’s pray that everyone of these guys get PT tomorrow. Good Luck to all of them where ever they land because where ever you go, Hawaii will be in your heart and a part of our soul.

    Big time Mahalo from the bottom of this Chef’s heart to the Warrior Senior Class of 2008. Mahalo!!

  5. takoboy December 5, 2008 8:36 am

    hope the OT’s are up to the challenge tomorrow night. bring your a-game boyz. what a great group of seniors we’ll be honoring tomorrow. would’ve been nice to see last year’s slots still around but it’s so good to see RGM succeeding in the CFL and of course Davone w/ the fish. Bruddah’s doing so well might have to put him in da starting fantasy lineup this weekend.

    go warriors and mules!!!

  6. cheepono December 5, 2008 8:38 am

    top 10.


  7. djmitcho December 5, 2008 8:41 am

    Good Morning All! I hope everyone has a wonderful Aloha Friday.
    Continued prayers and thoughts to the Curveball Ohana

  8. al December 5, 2008 8:44 am

    gee boss…you getting all melancholy today?

  9. madeinhawaii December 5, 2008 8:47 am

    Next year, the Sugar Bowl stories told by the Juniors and Seniors will seem like a ‘tall tale’ of sorts as most did not really play in the game. The players will tell the tale… the newbies will ask..”Wow. Awesome. Did you get to play?” The story teller will say…”No, but I was there.”

  10. madeinhawaii December 5, 2008 8:47 am

    Ohayogozaimasu Tsaiko-gumi!

  11. midori7 December 5, 2008 8:47 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Thank you to all the players, esp the seniors, for your dedication & hard work!


  12. Garret December 5, 2008 8:50 am

    We will miss all of the seniors…the past 3 years especially have been very successful and memorable. Two Hawaii Bowls and a Sugar Bowl bid is a nice 3-year run.

  13. Garret December 5, 2008 8:51 am

    Before this season, Cincinnati had not won a conference title in 44 years!

    Cincinnati enjoyed a fine season in 2007, finishing with a 10-3 record and a win in the Papajohns.com Bowl, but the Bearcats’ history suggested that might be the exception, rather than the norm. Subsequently, Cincinnati was projected for fifth place in the 2008 BIG EAST preseason media poll.

    Those expectations, coupled with fluidity at the quarterback position, make Cincinnati’s 2008 season remarkable. The Bearcats defeated Syracuse 30-10 last Saturday to improve to 6-1 in the BIG EAST to clinch the conference’s automatic bid to the Bowl Championship Series. Cincinnati won the BIG EAST title outright and captured its first conference championship of any kind since it won the Missouri Valley Conference title in 1964.

  14. Garret December 5, 2008 8:52 am

    News about a JC WR recruit.

    Laney College (Calif.) standouts Troy Evans and Travis Ford have received strong western-based Division I-A interest. Evans ranks among the nation’s most diverse offensive and special teams threats, while Ford is a speedy free safety.

    Last season, Evans averaged 162 yards total offense a game, ranking sixth among California junior college players. The 5-foot-9, 210-pound athlete totaled 407 rushing yards, 268 receiving, 224 on punt returns and 559 on kickoffs.

    Evans earned All-American honors in 2007, averaging 13 yards on punt returns and 30 on kickoff runbacks. He averaged 12.4 yards on punt returns in ’08. Arizona, Hawaii, Kansas State, Oregon and Wyoming have offered Evans, who has been timed at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

  15. Da Punchbowl Kid December 5, 2008 8:52 am

    14 by golly!

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid December 5, 2008 8:53 am


  17. Garret December 5, 2008 8:54 am

    Navy’s head coach used to sell programs at Aloha Stadium.

    Niumatalolo sold programs at University of Hawaii games as a youngster. He quarterbacked the Warriors in the late 1980s before beginning his coaching career as a Hawaii graduate assistant. He made only $400 a month, with a wife who worked and a baby girl, and struggled to make ends meet.

    He was fired during his first go-round at Navy but returned to the academy in 2002 after being hired by Johnson, for whom he played at Hawaii. Niumatalolo learned the most intricate details of Johnson’s unique triple-option offense during that time, and did very little, if anything, to change things after taking over.

    “This is his offense,” Niumatalolo said.

    The Mids lead the nation in rushing, averaging 292.0 yards, and are vying to be the top rushing team in Division I-A for the fourth straight season. As a result, Niumatalolo will become the third Navy head coach in the last 60 years – joining Wayne Hardin and Gary Tranquill – to lead the team to a winning season in his first year.

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid December 5, 2008 8:54 am

    Why the delay in adding posts today?

  19. Garret December 5, 2008 8:55 am

    Analysis of the UH-Cincinnati game by a sports picking site.

    Cincinnati has been a model of consistency on offense this season. They’ve averaged just over 27 points per game and are doing a solid job moving the ball down the field. They are putting up 380 yards per game, and though the running game has been a bit slow, with just 120 yards per game, but the they’ve made up for it with a very solid passing game that churns out 260 yards per game. What’s impressive is that they’ve done it against some pretty solid defensive squads.

    On defense the Bearcats have been very good all season, especially against the run. They are racking up 315 yards per game, but only 109 of those yards come on the ground. On the season overall, Cincy gives up just 19.8 points per game. There defense is a big reason why they’ve been successful this year. This week they face a Hawaii team that has only had moderate success on the offensive side of the ball. Cincinnati gets a ton of respect as 7.5 point favorites in Hawaii.

  20. Rob25 December 5, 2008 8:55 am

    Can I make Top 20?

  21. Garret December 5, 2008 8:56 am

    Discussion about UH plays much better at home.

    Hawaii plays particularly well at home on offense, so expect them to be on their “A” game against the Bearcats this week.

    Defensively, Hawaii hasn’t been been great on the whole, but they are a much different team, especially on defense when they play at home. On the Island, the Warriors are holding opponents to 18 points per game and an impressive 284 total yards per game. This week they’ll face a Cincinnati offense that has been extremely effective all year. Luckily for them, they’ll get to face the Bearcats on their home turf. The Warriors are 7.5 point underdogs at home this week.

    Cincinnati has had tremendous success this season, but they are on dangerous turf playing far away from home against a Hawaii team that defends their home field extremely well. Both teams would love to score a victory in this situation, but odds makers are giving Cincinnati a lot of respect by making them a 7.5 point favorite on the road. Tough call either way on this one, but the Bearcats have been the better team from top to bottom this year.

  22. Garret December 5, 2008 8:58 am

    Analysis about Bess by this Fantasy Football site.

    Bess’ numbers in Miami clearly haven’t approached his college numbers, but he has looked strong since taking over for Camarillo in Week 12. In 30 receptions this year, Bess has racked up 359 yards and reached the end zone once. Eleven of those receptions and 171 yards have come during the past two weeks.

    On the season, Bess has been targeted 46 times – or on 6.4 percent of all plays. However, since entering the starting lineup in Week 12, Bess has been targeted on 16.0 percent of plays. For comparison, Camarillo was targeted on 11.9 percent of plays before he was injured, so Bess’ numbers might settle closer to that level.

    Bess has a trio of fairly attractive matchups, the best of which would appear to be against the San Francisco 49ers. Their numbers have been awful against the pass this season, and they’ve easily allowed the most yards per game to opposing receivers in the past month. Only the Kansas City Chiefs, owners of the NFL’s second worst run defense, present a truly unfavorable matchup.

    Fantasy football outlook

    Bess has melded seamlessly with quarterback Chad Pennington over the past two weeks, leading the team’s tight ends and wideouts in targets and accounting for better than 80 receiving yards in each game. Bess is someone that deserves immediate consideration in all leagues as a low-end No. 3 receiver of flex play, while those in point-per-reception formats should bump him up a little.

  23. LizKauai [Believer] December 5, 2008 8:59 am

    ST- you got that right. We’ll really miss these guys! AND their family members. Beowulf comes to mind – and seeing Patek still on the sidelines was fantastic.

    Adam Leonard’s parents were a treat to meet on the SB trip too.

    BTW- are we Tsai-kos going to give some special little something to the Seniors?

  24. Garret December 5, 2008 8:59 am

    I don’t have time to do the individual Google searches for players like I normally do daily. We have a short family trip today so I’ll check back with the blog Sunday night. I hope that the Warriors win and there are a lot of happy posts!

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid December 5, 2008 9:00 am

    Aloha and Mahalo to all the seniors and their parents.

    It’s always bittersweet this time of year, but alas, time waits for no one.

    Here’s wishing the seniors and their loved ones all the best in the future.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid December 5, 2008 9:02 am


    Yes you may. 🙂

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid December 5, 2008 9:04 am


    Don’t worry. The Warriors are gonna do it on Saturday night. Their true colors will shine brightest as they bring down the Bearcats.

  28. midori7 December 5, 2008 9:14 am

    Blog Contest

    Prize: Barefoot League Colt Brennan shirt

    BCS Standings will be released on Sunday. List the Top 10 teams.

    Tiebreaker: combined points for UH/Cincinnati game

    Deadline: Saturday, noon

    Good luck!

  29. MeiLing December 5, 2008 9:15 am

    Best of luck to the seniors on the team in whatever they do after UH.

    Esme & out…

  30. Rob25 December 5, 2008 9:15 am

    Wow I barely made it!

  31. Rob25 December 5, 2008 9:20 am

    (J)J: I don’t care for chocolate. I eat it, but I never crave it and will pass more than take it.

    LV: Yes, the A-Houses and I will be in Vegas about the same time…CC sounds good to me…let me know the time and place.

    Kekoa: Thanks for the updates.

    Curveball: You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and know that you have good people supporting your family.

    Warrior Seniors: Thank you for all of your commitment to the team. It has been joyful to watch you mature and take control of this team during your tenure. May you continue to have success and happiness wherever life takes you.

  32. d1島 December 5, 2008 9:51 am


    BTW- are we Tsai-kos going to give some special little something to the Seniors?

    Massive fan support for their last two games in Warrior Green! *snf snf*

  33. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2008 10:49 am

    Everybody OK? There was an hour-long computer crash.

  34. al December 5, 2008 10:59 am

    gnalo to ukuleleiboi-san,

    otanjobi omedetoo gozaimasu!

  35. al December 5, 2008 11:00 am

    huh? wha happen?

  36. FloridaTed December 5, 2008 11:00 am

    Help, I’m stuck under the crash debris !!! lol.

    Morning/after noon Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister,

    at least I know it wasn’t my computer. Feels weird not to be able to get on the blog. It’s almost like a wife locking you out of the house.


    Very nice musings about all the parting players and people around them.

    For us fans, every year it’s the same feeling of parents, seeing their kids go off to live their own lives. Almost every year we feel the same about the senior group leaving. This Year it seems more pronounced, because there are so many quality guys.

    Hopefully the new groups coming in will live up to their legacy and take this thing to a higher level. We do have a great father figure in McMackin, he can do it.

  37. ticket! December 5, 2008 11:02 am

    i want it!

  38. Pistol December 5, 2008 11:05 am

    I want it!

  39. duck December 5, 2008 11:06 am

    I want it!

  40. Ralph December 5, 2008 11:07 am

    happy birthday G nalo…walk down to cabana A and join us for a short while…Stretch said he is to lazy to walk down-excuses of course since he drove down last time and could do it again

  41. al December 5, 2008 11:21 am

    st……awhile back you said a surprise was in store. was that surprise revealed already?

    and you mentioned that maybe a qb has now become available, is that still happening?

    also, mack said he has two rb’s. we know now that “jumping” jack sula is one is there another still?

    i know we can always use depth and more depth as this year’s list of injuries bore out its value.

    …jus’ wonderin’ ?

  42. d1島 December 5, 2008 11:23 am

    So I guess the server couldn’t handle the Breaking News about OJ’s sentence?

    Hmm…I wonder who the people in LA will scorn for the next 33 years?

  43. Jason December 5, 2008 11:26 am

    Happy birthday g-nalo, the sanest one amongst Stretch’s cohorts, and ukuleleboi, who can play his ‘ukulele as fast as Garret speed reads!


    Texas Tech
    Penn State
    Boise State
    Ohio State

    Tiebreaker: 45

  44. madeinhawaii December 5, 2008 11:29 am

    I like the fact that many of the analysts see Hawaii’s defense as mediocre at best. Hopefully Cincy has swallowed this hook, line and sinker.

    anybody figure out what hotel they are holed up in?

  45. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 5, 2008 11:30 am

    We’ll be dropping by the T-Gate relatively early (1 pm) to leave the recycling bin before heading off to another party in Aina Haina around 2 pm; we’ll return shortly before sunset. Unless the Triple Chocolate Cake is there before we leave, I am sure that it will be all gone by the time we get back.

    Will be making my updated prize-winning Double-Frosted Boubon Brownies for the SHB T-Gate. I went with three different kinds of frosting when I made them last weekend and decided to keep the addition. FYI” The alcohol in the bourbon evapoates but the taste remains.

  46. flyinmanatee December 5, 2008 11:40 am

    I want it!

  47. kaimiloa December 5, 2008 11:41 am

    I think we have some great defensive players, but the whole unit is still “middle of the pack”. They’re getting better, though, and I’m sure they will take some momentum from the Wazzu game and defend the aina.

    Of all of the highlight films that I’ve watched of our potential recruits, Troy Evans is the most exciting player. Most of what I saw was him at RB.

  48. Committed Road Warrior December 5, 2008 11:45 am


    Texas Tech
    Penn State
    Boise State
    Ohio State

    Tiebreaker: 59

  49. A-House December 5, 2008 11:46 am

    Alright, you “techies”, what happened to my post?

    Why do you keep changing the “menu board” or whatever it’s called?
    Keep it simple and let us enjoy! Ask a graphic artist for help, create several layouts, and select the best and stick with it gunfunit!!!

  50. Kekoa December 5, 2008 11:47 am

    Kristin Update:

    Curveball reports that Kristin held steady thru the night and they are now dealing with a little fluid in her lungs. They had her on Kidney support for a time this morning as the day crew continues working on some alternate ways to make her more comfortable.

    Meanwhile Curveball continues to read all the email msgs of support that have been sent to her. Tsaiko power…it’s a wonderful thing!

  51. Committed Road Warrior December 5, 2008 11:47 am

    Continued prayers and wishes for Curveball, Kristen, and family.

    Come to think of it, I really am going to miss these group of players and their families. It’s fun going to the road games and picking out the families of the players in the stands and even greater to see the happiness in their faces when their child/brother/cousin makes one spectacular play.

    The current group of players will surely become one of their own in due time.

  52. A-House December 5, 2008 11:48 am

    OK, my 2nd attempt to wish g’nalo and ukuleleiboi happy bifday!!!

  53. A-House December 5, 2008 11:51 am

    Kristin, Curveball, and family – our continued prayers for a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you again at our tailgates!!

  54. Kekoa December 5, 2008 11:54 am

    G’nalo and UkuleleBoi are birthdaying today? Whoa! Did Koakane already get the Hippo birdies to sing?

    If not…Happy Birthday you 2 guys! Know this…you are in good company. My son Paul is 41 today.

  55. NorthShoreFan December 5, 2008 11:56 am

    Aloha Tsaiko’s..
    Da puka shells said da Warriors will play like nutz… but…
    Warriors…23 Puddycats….21
    D will be all over da field nutz on both sides..Warrior D will win da game.
    Puddycats say dat nelms guy is questionable after his late night escapades but tell me if it comes down to losing or winning, dat coach will play him, if not, why bring him?

    MAHALO to all the Warrior Seniors!
    Am really proud of what you have been able to accomplish. It all started when you made the decision to play for the Warriors.
    We’ve had “some good times together, looking for the warmth of the sun.” We’ve been a long time together, but the best is yet to come!
    Mahalo and Good luck Warriors!

  56. A-House December 5, 2008 12:01 pm

    Final BCS standings:

    Texas Tech
    Penn St
    Boise St
    Ohio St

    Total points scored = 38

  57. Kazz December 5, 2008 12:06 pm

    Happy Birthday to G-Nalo and Ukuleleboi! :mrgreen:

  58. Tombo Ahi December 5, 2008 12:07 pm

    All the best to Kristin and Curveball and family.

  59. Pete_Jek December 5, 2008 12:13 pm

    I want it.
    Go Warriors.

  60. Rob25 December 5, 2008 12:18 pm

    Happy Birthday G-Nalo and ukuleleboi!!!

    It would be nice if G-Nalo wasn’t so stuck up and would come down and visit us at the tailgate! 😳

    Have a great day, both of you!

  61. Glenn December 5, 2008 12:20 pm

    Thanks for the hat Midori7.

    Texas tech
    Penn St.
    Boise St.
    Ohio St.

    total points: 45.

    Go Warriors!

  62. BG December 5, 2008 12:25 pm


    Thanks for going to the trouble of looking up the Cincy schedule and which QB played which game. What a fan!!!

  63. BG December 5, 2008 12:27 pm


    Fully expecting the Warriors to send you guys a belated present…

  64. al December 5, 2008 12:29 pm

    happy birthday paul!

  65. SteveM December 5, 2008 12:31 pm



    😕 …say, didn’t someone mention that December 4 (yesterday) was Papa Leahey’s birthday??? If correct…


  66. al December 5, 2008 12:40 pm


    December 5th, 2008 at 11:41 am
    I think we have some great defensive players, but the whole unit is still “middle of the pack”. They’re getting better, though, and I’m sure they will take some momentum from the Wazzu game and defend the aina.

    Of all of the highlight films that I’ve watched of our potential recruits, Troy Evans is the most exciting player. Most of what I saw was him at RB.

    kaimiloa…..now check this out in his junior year yet.


  67. Rob25 December 5, 2008 12:41 pm

    Happy Birthday Jim Leahey!

  68. A-House December 5, 2008 12:41 pm

    A belated Happy Bifday to Papa Leahey!

    By the way, I have always held the poition that the “private schools” have a significant advantage over “public schools” because they are NOT restricted by geographical “boundaries” when it comes to who attends the school.

    Just imagine if T’eo, Hillard, Toma, etal played for the high school where they live rather than Punahou or St Louis or Iolani? What a difference it would make!!!

  69. A-House December 5, 2008 12:41 pm

    A belated Happy Bifday to Papa Leahey!

    By the way, I have always held the poition that the “private schools” have a significant advantage over “public schools” because they are NOT restricted by geographical “boundaries” when it comes to who attends the school.

    Just imagine if T’eo, Hillard, Toma, etal played for the high school where they live rather than Punahou or St Louis or Iolani? What a difference it would make!!!

  70. Kazz December 5, 2008 12:58 pm

    GO MULES!!!! TAKE THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ahem… “Manley to Manoa” sounds pretty good for 2010.

  71. takoboy December 5, 2008 1:03 pm

    Go MULES is right…but congrats also to Manti, wonder if this state sees another like him

  72. Loa December 5, 2008 1:07 pm

    afternoon gang!

    continued thoughts and prayers to Kritsin and the Curveball Ohana

  73. Loa December 5, 2008 1:09 pm

    Shout out to the Birthday Boys – G-Nalo, Ukuleleboi, and Paul

  74. Jay December 5, 2008 1:09 pm

    Go Mules!

    btw, Wahiawa parade postponed to Monday.

    (Mule by marriage)

  75. Loa December 5, 2008 1:13 pm

    Good luck to all the teams in the HS FB championship games tonight!

  76. Loa December 5, 2008 1:21 pm

    Big Mahalo to all the Warrior Seniors! Thanks for the memories

    everyone have a safe and happy t-gate and game weekend


  77. TChahng [오키나와] December 5, 2008 1:27 pm

    I like play!

    Texas Tech
    Penn St.
    Boise St.
    Ohio St.

    Tie Breaker: 39

  78. Mrs. A-House December 5, 2008 1:38 pm

    Ukuleleiboi –

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to a fine young man who has a promising future ahead of him. BTW, you have a really awesome Mom!

  79. kaimiloa December 5, 2008 1:40 pm

    Al… Sofele looks like a player, too. I like the second half of his highlights better than the first since he shows what he can do when there’s some heat. Lots of recruits just show themselves running through huge holes or on a breakaway. This doesn’t really show us what a guy can do on the next level where defenders are faster, tackle better and the yards are harder to get.

  80. takoboy December 5, 2008 1:40 pm

    maybe i’ll give it a whirl


    tiebreaker: 48

  81. takoboy December 5, 2008 1:42 pm

    good luck wahine, hope da ncaa slap in da face doesn’t stop da jaunt back to da regionals

  82. LizKauai [Believer] December 5, 2008 1:43 pm


    1. Alabama
    2. Florida
    3. Texas
    4. Oklahoma
    5. USC
    6. Penn State
    7. Utah
    8. Texas Tech
    9. Boise State
    10. Ohio State

    52 points

  83. Mrs. A-House December 5, 2008 1:51 pm

    G-Nalo –

    To a genuine gentleman with the multi-million dollar smile – HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So Stretch won’t feel hurt, why not stand up, take with you about 5 magazines and the Advertiser and head towards the porta-potty. Then swing wide and come join us at the Cabana. Last game so last chance to “bond” with Tsaikos. 🙂

  84. Mrs. A-House December 5, 2008 1:55 pm

    Jim Leahey –

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to one of Hawaii’s Finest! Finest sportscaster, finest personality, finest speaker, finest poets…from one of your loyal fans.

  85. Mrs. A-House December 5, 2008 1:57 pm

    Kristin and Curveball –

    Hoping that you both are sustained by the thoughts and prayers from the Tsaiko Ohana…

  86. homey December 5, 2008 1:59 pm

    (J)J – Just noticed there is a stash of your weak beer in my cooler.

    MLiz – You better drink up tomorrow cause I’m bringing you a 6-pack…NA beer, not stomach muscles. Unless you prefer the mini keg.

    Happy birthday uku and g…

    Loa – Go Mules!

    H-bod – see you tomorrow?

    jojo – see you tomorrow?

    Rob25 – I decided to bring shrimp…with head attached!


  87. Jason December 5, 2008 2:02 pm

    Er … anybody else running IE7 getting a security certificate error?

    “To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors.”

    It’s a standard error message, but why in the world is it appearing on the blogs now? This is new …

  88. Jason December 5, 2008 2:04 pm

    Ah, here we go. This is what Firefox tells me:

    You have attempted to establish a connection with “core.insightexpressai.com”. However, the security certificate belongs to “a248.e.akamai.net”. It is possible, though unlikely, that someone may be trying to intercept your communication with this web site.

    If you suspect the certificate shown does not belong to “core.insightexpressai.com”, please cancel the connection and notify the site administrator.

  89. Mrs. A-House December 5, 2008 2:05 pm

    Tommui –

    What’s your guess? I’m no cheater-cheater-pumpkin eater, but I’ll make my guess after seeing yours. Got to respect a two-time, back-to-back contest winner. You go guy!…the prize shirt would look really nice on you.

  90. homey December 5, 2008 2:05 pm

    Lingle is plenty much in the news lately.

    Congrats to Te’o.

    Seniors – choose the right door and don’t forget to graduate.

  91. homey December 5, 2008 2:09 pm

    Anyone bringing their baseball gloves to the t-gate?

    Nalani – see you tomorrow?

  92. Jay December 5, 2008 2:10 pm

    got the security popup too.

  93. homey December 5, 2008 2:12 pm

    Is this the weekend we find out about the o-line recruit(s)?

  94. jm2375 December 5, 2008 2:19 pm

    Good afternoon Tsai-kos!

    *burp* Just got back to the office from the office Christmas party at Waialae CC. Wow, da fuuud was ono. I don’t have to eat again till the t-gate tomorrow.

    Hope to be there around 1-ish. Gotta do some errands in town and drop the kid off at Ala Moana for her service project, then drop my sis’s tix off at her house, since they’re party-poopers and no like come to da t-gate.

  95. homey December 5, 2008 2:25 pm

    See you tomorrow jm####. did someone mention there’s going to be a wet t-shirt contest? DPK like enter.

  96. Izzy December 5, 2008 2:30 pm

    Of interest to some Tsaikos–

    On December 5, 1933: At 5:32 p.m. EST, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.

  97. Jay December 5, 2008 2:31 pm

    Congrats to Manti Te’o for receiving the Butkus award.

  98. homey December 5, 2008 2:35 pm

    …and let’s not forget that Walt Disney was born on the 5th of December…hey SteveM could that be my birthday too? nope. 😆

  99. homey December 5, 2008 2:39 pm

    Interesting that Utah ratified it while some moonshine states didn’t.

  100. d1島 December 5, 2008 2:43 pm

    Wet t-shirt Contest?

    Stretch can just show up in his Mr. Incredible suit!

  101. oxymoron December 5, 2008 2:44 pm

    a boatload of recruits are visiting this weekend…and during my lunchbreak, I saw a few players riding back to campus, probably from St. Louis so safe to guess that todays’ practice/walk-through was held there.

  102. Izzy December 5, 2008 2:45 pm

    I think Utah saw the potential reveues…

  103. d1島 December 5, 2008 2:45 pm


    I’d never say it to his face, but phonetically…. 😯

  104. lilmermaid December 5, 2008 2:49 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko-land!

    We’re going to the game tomorrow, our 2nd one ever! We may stop by the t-gate if my babe can get off work early.

    We’re sitting in the Orange South endzone. Gotta wear white right?

    Good luck Warriors! 🙂

  105. lilmermaid December 5, 2008 2:51 pm

    Never met you Mr. Curveball but prayers to your ohana, especially Kristin.

  106. d1島 December 5, 2008 2:52 pm


    White is right!

  107. homey December 5, 2008 2:53 pm

    Sani Fuimaono of Punahou looks like a good player. Is UH secretly talking to him for the 2010 season?

  108. homey December 5, 2008 2:54 pm

    lilmermaid – If your babe can’t get off work early just tell her to meet you at the t-gate. 😆

  109. homey December 5, 2008 2:56 pm

    d1 – also his first name…Dick…never mind phonetically!

  110. Jason December 5, 2008 2:57 pm

    d1: And you can wear the jersey that you won. 😀

  111. homey December 5, 2008 3:00 pm

    The birthday boys have a big range in age!




  112. XxFaithxX December 5, 2008 3:02 pm

    Aloha peeps,

    Anyone got a video feed for the Wahine Vs. Belmont?

  113. lilmermaid December 5, 2008 3:02 pm

    homey, cannot ‘koz he driving! Oh yeah, my “babe” is a guy. 🙂

  114. XxFaithxX December 5, 2008 3:05 pm

    All i could find was an audio link and this:


  115. madeinhawaii December 5, 2008 3:06 pm

    Thought I would go look at Gametracker on the Wahine Volleyball matchup tonight.

    It’s two hours before the game and Hawaii has “No season stats available for this team.” While Belmont’s is up. Which side goofed up?


  116. homey December 5, 2008 3:06 pm

    lilmermaid – OOPS!!! um, sorry for thinking you were gay… my bad… sorry… I make the same mistake with (J)J too…

  117. LizKauai [Believer] December 5, 2008 3:06 pm

    Mahalo, m-homey! I dunno if I can drink that much… usually 2 bottles is planny! Mebbe HeinekinHealer might try some 😉

    curveball- I am seeing Kristin’s beautiful face in my mind and have been praying for your contentment with His Will. You are immersed in an ocean of love and nothing can harm you!

    How amazing – Tsai-ko power.
    A couple of watermelons and some chili pepper water ago we had not yet met. And then you won a ticket to the Warriors game!
    Now you have a family that is closer than some blood relations can be. This is the way the whole world will be someday. We are the lucky ones to experience aloha in our lifetimes.


  118. homey December 5, 2008 3:07 pm

    XxFaithxX – It’s on 1420…I think. I wonder if it will be on Jasontv?

  119. d1島 December 5, 2008 3:09 pm


    Pops Leahey said on the radio this morning it’s his 66th B-day,
    G’nalo, on the other hand, will probably vehemently deny that he’s 50-something.
    Ukuleleboi (btw-Happy Birthday!) will probably, in the right circumstance, try to claim that he is in his early 20’s 😉

  120. homey December 5, 2008 3:10 pm

    Wahine leads early 3-1

  121. LizKauai [Believer] December 5, 2008 3:11 pm

    XxFaithxX: – mahalo for the Wahine link!

  122. homey December 5, 2008 3:12 pm

    4 – 3 Wahine

  123. d1島 December 5, 2008 3:13 pm


    That jersey is real old school nylon mesh…no “give” when you putting ’em on. I wouldn’t even try to put that on now!

  124. d1島 December 5, 2008 3:14 pm


    4-3 Wahine? Perfect fo’ you, eh?

  125. homey December 5, 2008 3:14 pm

    It’s a quiet game…no fans?

  126. MeiLing December 5, 2008 3:14 pm

    Happy birthday to Jim Leahy! (USF grad!)

  127. homey December 5, 2008 3:15 pm

    d1 – I’m not picky.

    Wahine 8 – 6

  128. Maverick December 5, 2008 3:18 pm

    So the Buffalo/ Ball St. game just started for the MAC championship.

    Is Buffalo still in the hunt for the Hawaii Bowl? This is a very good team.

  129. Maverick December 5, 2008 3:19 pm

    And very well coached.

  130. homey December 5, 2008 3:20 pm

    time out 15 – 12 Wahine leading

  131. Maverick December 5, 2008 3:20 pm

    Happy Birf-day Papa Leahey.
    Eh, you still check up on us?

  132. tom December 5, 2008 3:21 pm

    MRS A-HOUSE: Sorry – crystal ball is all fogged up – might be vog!

    Midori: (I just jun-ken-po this one)
    1. Oklahoma
    2. Alabama
    3. Texas
    4. USC
    5. Penn State
    6. Florida
    7. Utah
    8. Texas Tech
    9. Boise State
    10. Ohio State

    38 points

  133. takoboy December 5, 2008 3:21 pm

    Buffalo’s definitely a good team, a feel good story considering where they were a couple years ago, but once turner gill leaves for greener pastures, they might go back to being irrelevant…

    hawaii 17-12

  134. d1島 December 5, 2008 3:21 pm


    ….and very far away…and not expected to “travel well” as they say in Bowl parlance…

    But, oh well. Just gotta pull for Arizona St. tomorrow.

  135. homey December 5, 2008 3:24 pm

    I rather see the Warriors play Notre Dame.

  136. homey December 5, 2008 3:24 pm

    But then again I won’t be able to watch the game so no matter…

  137. homey December 5, 2008 3:25 pm

    Wahine up 19 – 16

  138. Maverick December 5, 2008 3:27 pm

    I hear ya D1.
    In this year of reconstruction, what would help Hawaii more Talent or recognized name?
    I’m not sure, but know that America the Beautiful will all be tuning in to watch our team on X-mas eve, regardless of opponents.
    Notre Dames followers are beyond belief in numbers

  139. Just Saying December 5, 2008 3:27 pm

    I like my Wahine to be:


  140. lilmermaid December 5, 2008 3:27 pm

    Hi Midori,

    Blog Contest:

    Texas Tech

    TieBreaker: 41


  141. Maverick December 5, 2008 3:29 pm

    If Ariz. St. can pull off a win manana at Arizona, the lucky starts are shining bright on those Sundevils.
    AU would be the toughest of opponent for the Warriors.

  142. Papa Pump December 5, 2008 3:29 pm


    December 5th, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    Happy Birf-day Papa Leahey.
    Eh, you still check up on us?

    This Papa is.

  143. homey December 5, 2008 3:29 pm

    Sounds like the Wahine aren’t playing their game yet.

  144. takoboy December 5, 2008 3:30 pm

    game 1 pau wahine win

  145. homey December 5, 2008 3:30 pm

    Wahine 25 – 19!!!

  146. LizKauai [Believer] December 5, 2008 3:35 pm


  147. Maverick December 5, 2008 3:37 pm

    UH is not UH without Pops at the microphone

  148. homey December 5, 2008 3:39 pm

    Kaufman is on fire!

  149. bb December 5, 2008 3:49 pm

    do a quick glance of the picture of Te’o and Butkus on the front page and Butkus looks like some old coach of ours…..

  150. takoboy December 5, 2008 3:50 pm

    game 2 pau wahine win 25-11

  151. homey December 5, 2008 3:51 pm

    Wahine win set 2… 25 – 11

  152. al December 5, 2008 3:52 pm

    kaimiloa………..you can judge for yourself on dec 12. he is on the roster for the goodwill games.

    this year his production was up to 2000+ yds

  153. al December 5, 2008 3:52 pm

    kaimiloa………..you can judge for yourself on dec 12. he is on the roster for the goodwill games.

    this year his production was up to 2000+ yds

  154. al December 5, 2008 3:55 pm

    is there an echo in the hallways?


    would be nice to have the current hs dick butkus award winner throw everyone off by committing to the warriors.

    the ha works fast, within a minute it posted the wahine second set conquest.

  155. FloridaTed December 5, 2008 3:58 pm

    Woah, sounds like the Wahine turned up the heat in the second set !!

  156. Pomai December 5, 2008 4:01 pm

    This will get us to 8 – 5 not too bad
    16    –    31    SAWARRIOR
    21    –    13    tom
    21    –    17    curveball
    23    –    21    NorthShoreFan
    24    –    17    King Katonk
    24    –    21    las vegas
    27    –    21    HiFlyer
    27    –    24    Pauoa Boy
    27    –    17    bighilofan2
    28    –    24    LizKauai
    28    –    27    djmitcho
    30    –    27    Curt
    31    –    28    mp
    31    –    30    Glenn
    34    –    21    Pomai
    35    –    21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    38    –    28    wafan
    63    –    12    homey

  157. Pomai December 5, 2008 4:09 pm

    Hi Midori,

    Blog Contest

    * Alabama
    * Oklahoma
    * Florida
    * Texas
    * Utah
    * Penn St.
    * USC
    * Texas Tech
    * Boise St.
    * Ball St.

    Tie breaker 55

  158. Stephen Tsai December 5, 2008 4:16 pm

    Pete Jek wins the onarock’s ticket.
    Give me a call at 525-8051.

  159. LizKauai [Believer] December 5, 2008 4:21 pm

    Wahine win and move on!

  160. madeinhawaii December 5, 2008 4:30 pm

    Dang .. I thought the game was on at five, Hawaii time!

  161. Committed Road Warrior December 5, 2008 4:31 pm

    Congrats to Pete Jek.

    Congrats to the Wahine! Who do they play next?

  162. Mad Dog December 5, 2008 4:35 pm

    Wahine play winner of San Diego/USC match.

  163. Committed Road Warrior December 5, 2008 4:35 pm

    MAC Championship Game is a sleeper so far with one half in the books.

  164. Pa Tek December 5, 2008 4:37 pm

    what’s the score now?

  165. chawan_cut December 5, 2008 4:41 pm

    happy birthday all!

  166. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2008 4:43 pm

    TD Radford 7-0 in 14 seconds.

  167. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2008 4:50 pm

    7-7 Radford/Iolani 1 qt

  168. ukuleleboi December 5, 2008 4:53 pm

    hey guys…

    thanks every body…

    i hope to have some fun at the game this week…miss you guys

  169. chawan_cut December 5, 2008 5:30 pm

    looks like ball state might not be undefeated any more!

  170. chawan_cut December 5, 2008 5:34 pm

    you’re right. kaufman is hot! so is keefe!

    oh wait, you said on fire. ooops.

  171. Committed Road Warrior December 5, 2008 5:34 pm

    Wow!, regarding Ball State-Buffalo game…..

  172. losthawaiian December 5, 2008 5:34 pm

    Any of you Lo- cal tsaiko’s going to the volleyball game tomorrow? It’s at the Galen center on the usc campus. Tickets are only $10 each and all seating will be general ( first come, first served). Who the Wahine play is still to be determined. I’ll be there with the family and hope to see some fellow tsaiko’s there.

  173. Akule50 December 5, 2008 5:35 pm

    I just read through this thread (after watching the Wahine Volleyball, Live) and noticed that some of you might not know that you can watch the Wahine Volleyball sub-regional matches “Live” from NCAA_TV online-stream (CBSsports.com).

    If this link (“click here”) doesn’t work, click on my online name. Scroll to the bottom and click… “Watch Live”.

    You just need to install the MS Silverlight 2.0 player when prompted… if it’s not already installed.

    USC is playing “Live”, right now… San Diego won the first set.

  174. madeinhawaii December 5, 2008 5:41 pm

    Anybody know how Mouton and Pilares are doing?

  175. Momo December 5, 2008 5:43 pm

    1. FL
    3 TEXAS
    4. usc
    5 Tx Tec
    6. Penn St
    7. Alabama
    8 Utah
    9. Boise
    10. Ohio St

    Tie breaker 60
    Go Bows.

  176. Hawaiianbod December 5, 2008 5:43 pm

    Iolani 14-7 half

  177. WarriorMojo December 5, 2008 6:02 pm

    AL, stop reading! They’re giving away all the scores!

    Tom, did you still need a copy of the Wazzu game? Lemme know.

  178. d1島 December 5, 2008 6:12 pm

    Iolani, 21-14. 3rd Q
    Radford tied.
    Iolani took KOR to the house.

  179. wafan December 5, 2008 6:28 pm

    Go Raiders!!!

  180. Committed Road Warrior December 5, 2008 6:28 pm

    Ball State-Buffalo game is over. Somebody lost their undefeated label…..

  181. d1島 December 5, 2008 6:34 pm

    28-14. 9:34 left in game.
    Iolani piks on the ensuing possession.

  182. d1島 December 5, 2008 6:36 pm

    Raiders score. 35-14.

  183. wafan December 5, 2008 6:38 pm

    Go Raiders!

  184. d1島 December 5, 2008 6:39 pm


    Unreal. Two Scoop and Score’s for Buffalo!

  185. BowsForever December 5, 2008 6:51 pm

    The Warrior Class of 2008 is a classy bunch. I’ll miss ’em just as much as the ’07 seniors.

    Speaking of seniors, the other paper’s reporting that Daniel Libre is looking into one more year of eligibility, which would be a huge plus for the team. How realistic a shot does he have at the extra year? Anyone know the circumstances of his eligibility clock?

  186. Mad Dog December 5, 2008 6:58 pm

    Wahine plays USC tomorrow, 7pm HI time. Hawaii beat Belmont 3-0. USC beat San Diego 3-1.

  187. XxFaithxX December 5, 2008 7:01 pm

    I wonder if Mack is going to be at the Mules and Puns game? I sure hope that at least one of the coaching staff is in attendence….

  188. wafan December 5, 2008 7:07 pm

    La la laaaa la
    La la la la la la laaa
    Iolani no ka oi!
    La la laaaa la
    La la la la la la laaa
    Iolani no ka oi!

    Sorry, do not know the rest of the words.

    Time for them to move up to D1???

  189. Shannon December 5, 2008 7:31 pm

    *****If anyone didn’t read my late night post last night*****

    ST and everyone else interested in UH’s recruiting:

    My Co-worker just told me last night that he’s gonna be sending over highlight tapes of his son(s) to UH. They’re known as the Carr brothers, out of Oak Grove High School (11-1) in San Jose, Ca. Oak Grove’s season ended last week in the CCS Semifinals, losing to Valley Christian (10-2) 23-20. Omari is a RB and his twin brother Jabari is a DB. From what he was telling me, Jabari has been getting letters from PAC-10 schools, not too sure about Omari. Google them or look them up on scouting websites… Either one of them, of not both of them, would be a good catch for Hawaii…

    *Update: Omari went under the radar due to an injury his Junior year. They both were asked to move up to Varsity their Sophomore years but only Jabari went up. If Omari went up, he would have had to play behind solid starter Nick Gardner for 2 years.

    [Omari Carr – 5′9 170, averaged 176.8 yards per game, 11.31 yards per carry, scored 29 TDs.]

    Omari piled up all of his stats in 11 1/2 games this season. He sustained a foot injury in 2nd qtr. of the CCS Open Div. Semifinal game. He hopes to be back for the All-Star game in July… Jabari is one of California’s best DB’s…

  190. Long Time UH Fan December 5, 2008 7:34 pm


    Iolani No Ka Oi

    Some folks say
    Iolani is slow,
    Iolani No Ka Oi.

    But you just watch
    Iolani boys go,
    Iolani No Ka Oi.

    Fight, boys, put
    Iolani on the top;
    We’ll cheer you on
    And never, ever stop.

    Til you’ve done your best
    To put her on the top:
    That’s Iolani No Ka Oi.

    Fight, team, fight
    Fight, team, fight
    Fight, team; fight team
    Fight, fight, fight

  191. XxFaithxX December 5, 2008 7:40 pm

    GO MULES!!!!!!

  192. curveball December 5, 2008 7:53 pm

    Hi everyone..you people are incredible….thank you so much for your positive thoughts and prayers and Emails which I have read to Kristin..unfortunately she is extremely critical right now..the next 48 hrs will be touch and go…so any prayer is greatly appreciated and I will be in touch..again,thank you all so much..you guys are the bomb……

  193. Shannon December 5, 2008 8:01 pm

    Pardon me for including all this info on the Carr brothers, it’s just that I’ve essn these boys play and they’re extremely talented. I’d love to see them play for Hawaii…

    “San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove safety Jabari Carr was the MVP of the Oakland UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine last weekend, with excellent testing numbers and a great performance in the drills and 1-on-1s.”

    Here’s an article from earlier this season:


  194. Shannon December 5, 2008 8:02 pm

    *sp: “Seen”, not “essn”… oops…

  195. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 8:11 pm

    come on mules!! dapuns came to play.

  196. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 8:12 pm

    14-0 puns

  197. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 8:13 pm

    1st qter

  198. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 8:17 pm

    lets go mules!!! I cheer for the underdogs.
    oh oh!!! 3 and out punt

  199. d1島 December 5, 2008 8:19 pm


    Keep the faith, brah.
    We’re here.

  200. d1島 December 5, 2008 8:23 pm


    You folks okay?

  201. curveball December 5, 2008 8:24 pm

    Thank You …..Kekoa…you are a blessing

  202. Mrs. A-House December 5, 2008 8:26 pm

    Midori –

    Did anybody ever mention to you what a lovely young lady you are…so sweet…so morally upright…intelligent…stickler for details, and honest beyond reproach. (btw, I’ll treat you to an Arby’s medium sandwich with curly fries next time we’re at the mall). Here’s my entry:

    Texas Tech
    Penn State
    Boise State
    Ohio State

    Tie Breaker: 45

  203. tom December 5, 2008 8:32 pm

    CURVEBALL: My prayers goes out for you and yours.

  204. tom December 5, 2008 8:36 pm

    Sorry I can only be with the Tsaikos tomorrow in spirit. A teaching fraternity (Delta Kappa Gamma) Christmas lunch tomorrow in which only two or three males attend with about 50-60 women!

    PAPA LEAHEY: Your speech saying that we don’t have a life… lively enough to at least to wish you a Happy Birthday = and many more to come.

  205. Mrs. A-House December 5, 2008 8:37 pm

    Go Mules!

    Get plenny Pun alumni on our cul-de-sac, but A-House ohana keeping the faith. Play hard, don’t give up and do what you need to do to keep Pun offense off the field.

  206. tom December 5, 2008 8:39 pm

    WARRIOR MOJO: Definitely would like to get a copy of the WSU game.

    Let me know the damages — and will give you three brownie points should you ever have a CAAP proceding with me!

  207. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 8:41 pm

    Wassup everyone!I finally attended a U.H football game vs washington st. when i first arrived and enter the stadium,i felt like everyone was looking.WHY? I wore my red jacket.Little do i know washington st colors is red.Ooops!But you know what,once the game started my true colors came out because i cheer 4 da warriors baby!! CHeeeeeeeeehu alryte.
    OH ummm cmn mules!! 21-0 puns

  208. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 8:48 pm

    Happy birthday JIM LEAHY.I always listen to leahy and leahy show in the morning.I love it when father and son have different opinions.

  209. kymrykauai December 5, 2008 9:00 pm

    Curveball: don’t think I have ever met you but please know Gary and I are praying for you and Kristin

  210. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:00 pm

    sounds like puns-d-fence is on.Manti is wrecn havoc on the mules.
    MULES needs to score before the half.

  211. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:05 pm

    CURVEBALL I dont know you but did somthing happen?

  212. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:07 pm

    been off the computer for awhile.

  213. d1島 December 5, 2008 9:17 pm


    His wife is really ill.

  214. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:19 pm

    192:ohh sorry
    i never see
    that one.I just step away,turn down the radio.MY PRAYERS goes out to KRISTEN and CURVEBALL.GOD BLESS YOURE OHANA.

  215. d1島 December 5, 2008 9:19 pm

    Glimmer of hope for Da Mules….

  216. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:32 pm

    I think mules scored

  217. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:33 pm

    before half ended.

  218. we win agian December 5, 2008 9:33 pm

    hey, my daughter just told me Rob toma from punanhou got a scholy to UCLA
    He’s like 5’9 140! quicks for high school, but he not that fast! looks like 4.7 guy………… wow,wow ,wow!

    i saw him play against iolani this year. good high school , but wow????

    good for him! great job by his coach to promote him.

  219. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:38 pm

    rob toma is good.good hands.got good moves and fast.Just have to gain some weight.Eat more POI so he get biggah.

  220. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:39 pm

    sounds like BULAIA

  221. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:46 pm

    IF delbert tangan (i think thats how u spell his name)were to coach again,what school would you like to see him coach at?
    I pick waianae.

  222. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:50 pm

    IT will be a dream come true if that ever happen.Its time for a change in waianae.

  223. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 9:57 pm

    Just my opinion.I think the option is not worken for them.Need to change to a passing offense like campbell.
    If amosa can with campbell,why not waianae!

  224. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 10:00 pm

    wow manti is just showing why hes tops in highschool football.

  225. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 10:01 pm

    24-7 puns

  226. d1島 December 5, 2008 10:22 pm

    31-7, Puns.
    11:47, 4th Q.


  227. Big mac December 5, 2008 10:37 pm

    Tengan could move down the road and coach at Kaimuki. DJ left the Bulldogs with a new winning attitude.

  228. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 5, 2008 10:43 pm


    (((hugs))) to Kristin and curveball.

  229. jm2375 December 5, 2008 10:53 pm

    Hi Liz!

    What time do you get in tomorrow? Need a ride?

  230. Pete Jek December 5, 2008 10:54 pm

    Can I still get the ticket??

  231. Pomai December 5, 2008 10:56 pm

    Re-post from the other day!!

    As some of you know awhile back I started a project called “University of Hawaii Sports History” it was intended to cover the history of all of the sport programs of the university from the beginning to now. Well during the last blog strike I kind of got distracted, but now I am back at work on the project. I have long thought that there should be a website that you could go to an find out information on all the previous sports program of UH, sad to say there wasn’t any, there are a few sites that have bits and pieces but none that covers all the teams.

    This is a huge undertaking that will more than likely never get completely done, but at least it’s a beginning.

    There are two major disadvantages in doing this project, first being here in West Virginia and two being on dial-up (the dial-up is the worst), I have created two site’s the first is the actual history website and the other is a forum where I hope to gather any information that others may want to share about past teams and athletes. I am also working on a “Where are they Now page” for all of the athletes who played for the University.

    I will be re-posting this comment every few days so that all on the blog members will see it (that is if ST doesn’t mind?) and possibly share what ever they know.

    Right now I have been working on the football team of 1978 and the Wahine Volleyball team of 1976.

    1978 team

    This page is not completely done but you can get an idea of what things will look like.

  232. Garret December 5, 2008 10:59 pm

    Chris Petersen took the Mississippi State job?

    BREAKING NEWS: Sources Confirm, Chris Petersen to Mississippi St

    Remember, we told you about Lane Kiffin before anyone else (Sorry; ESPN, Rival, FoxSports, SI).

    You can take this to the bank. Boise State’s Chris Petersen, will be the new head coach at Mississippi State University. The official announcement could come as soon as the completion of the SEC Title game. More later, when information becomes available.

  233. Garret December 5, 2008 11:00 pm

    Looks like that site was wrong.

    Chris Petersen, the head football coach at Boise State, issued a statement in regards to the rampant rumors that he was leaving the university for Mississippi State University. You just cannot trust blogs, Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Mortensen for breaking news.

    We probably raised the hopes of many in Mississippi and now they are crushed (I have been telling my *cough* source *cough* for weeks that Brian Kelly would be a better fit anyway).

    Many in Idaho are feeling like they need to shake us down after putting them into a frenzy.

  234. Garret December 5, 2008 11:02 pm

    Idaho TV station confirmed the offer but reported that Petersen denied he accepted the $9 mil offer.

    A Mississippi television station cited sources inside Mississippi State University’s Athletic Department that Petersen has been offered a four-year contract worth almost $9 million. Our affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi, WAPT, told Today’s Channel 6, Petersen met with school officials in Denver to discuss the open position. MSU’s coach, Sylvester Croom, stepped down last week.

  235. Garret December 5, 2008 11:05 pm

    Remember the parallels between how HF handled JJ’s contract and how Texas Tech’s AD handled Mike Leach’s contract? It turns out that the relationship is so bad that Mike Leach made it clear that he doesn’t want to talk to the AD while his contract is being negotiated!

    Tech’s decision not to rework his contract before the season left Leach feeling slighted and wondering if, and to what degree, he was really wanted here. So he struck out for Seattle this week, brazen enough not to apprise his superiors, and leaving Tech fans feeling like the Peanuts gang in “Snoopy, Come Home.’’

    Athletic director Gerald Myers acknowledged Wednesday learning that Leach didn’t want to talk to him in the negotiations.

  236. Garret December 5, 2008 11:06 pm

    The Army-Navy game will look very different this year!

    Army football players will have a new look for the Army-Navy game Saturday.

    Army will trade in its gold helmets for camouflaged ones. Players will also wear camouflaged pants.

    Nike made new blankets for the Army mules to match the new uniforms.

    There’s also talk of the jerseys being different too. My guess would be a camouflage jersey, similar to what the San Diego Padres wear for a few of their games. But that’s just a guess.

  237. Pomai December 5, 2008 11:07 pm

    Sorry that didn’t work !!!


  238. Garret December 5, 2008 11:09 pm

    Long Beach Poly was down 10-0 in their playoff game, but they came back to win 20-10.

    Lakewood led 10-0, Poly missed a field goal and fumbled inside the Lakewood 20. It was tied 10-10 with little more than three minutes left in the game.

    No problem.

    “The game’s all about momentum,” said linebacker George Daily-Lyles, who recovered a critical fumble in the third quarter. “You just have to take the momentum back. It’s sort of what we live on. We like living on the edge.”

  239. Garret December 5, 2008 11:12 pm


    I saw your post…my family is fine. We are just on a short family trip for fun. We were out until 3 hours past my kid’s bedtime, so everyone is pretty exhausted now.

  240. Garret December 5, 2008 11:14 pm

    Ball State made things a lot more comfortable for the BCS powers-that-be. One less undefeated team left out of the BCS…

  241. Garret December 5, 2008 11:19 pm

    Got to sleep soon, so I’ll post just a few free play links. Please ignore my next few posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    Amazing new technique developed by Cornell researchers uses cow poop (which is available in LARGE quantities today!) to remove toxic hydrogen sulfide from biogas.

  242. Garret December 5, 2008 11:20 pm

    It is sad how the Coast Guard cutters have deteriorated so significantly due to underfunding and poor management.

  243. Garret December 5, 2008 11:20 pm

    Woman is in critical condition because her husband accidentally shot her *while they were having sex*. He’s assaulted her before, so police are questioning whether or not this was actually an accident.

  244. Garret December 5, 2008 11:20 pm

    Free play links pau.

  245. Pete Jek December 5, 2008 11:23 pm

    Would it be advisable to give Stephen Tsai a call this late at night?

    Anyone knows?

  246. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 11:30 pm

    #227:Big mac, yeah that would be good to.Coach darren step down after 2 years i think.He used to coach kailua ftbl before

  247. 1surfahoutahwata December 5, 2008 11:45 pm

    K-den everyone! time to sleep.dawn patrol tomorrow.1surfahindahwata.
    I will pray for Kristin and Curveball before i sleep

  248. Ralph December 5, 2008 11:46 pm

    Pete Jek post a message here, let him know what time he can call you, he’s up somewhere…or leave him an e mail address to contact you…be sure to use at and dot in your email so spammers won’t bug you when you post it…

  249. al December 5, 2008 11:49 pm

    RE #204…i wonder if lois reads this blog????

  250. tom December 5, 2008 11:55 pm

    Re 249 – I hope not!

  251. al December 6, 2008 12:11 am

    hahahahaha…..best laugh of the week!!!!!

  252. Committed Road Warrior December 6, 2008 12:37 am

    Before I head off to sleep:

    Continued prayers and wishes for Kristin, Curveball, and family.

    With Buffalo’s win over Ball State, the Bulls accepted an invitation to play in the International Bowl in Toronto. To be able to play in a bowl game located less than two hours away must be great for their fans, as this will be their first bowl game since moving up to 1-A (FBS). Congrats to their program on a successful season! I suggest they hurry up in extending Turner Gill’s contract before bigger fish come to take him away.

  253. Ralph December 6, 2008 12:50 am

    Curveball hang in there…..you’ve got to be strong and energized- your energy will transfer to Kristin and it really will lift her spirits…The Tsaikos have both of you in their thoughts every moment of the day..

  254. bighilofan2 December 6, 2008 2:32 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.


    my best to you and prayers for your wife Kristin!

  255. bighilofan2 December 6, 2008 2:34 am

    Ukuleleboi, GNalo, Pops Leahey,

    happy birthday y’all. ukuleleboi, your mom is da bomb!!!!!!!
    grow up and be classy like her. amen.

  256. Kekoa (SF Survivor) December 6, 2008 2:35 am

    It was a very packed stadium tonight. Mauka side was for Ratfird fans in the early game. Leilehua took over after.

    Iolani & Punawho shared the makai toilets. The fans cheered loudly for each worthy play, and they exploded when a sparkling defensive play was made.

    My EIS pahtna estimated the crowd to be 35,000 strong, give or take a BudLite.

  257. Kekoa (SF Survivor) December 6, 2008 2:43 am

    Time to say my prayers and get some rest. I pray the Lord watch over Kristin and keep her in his holy grace. Curveball, you are her rock. Continue to be there for her. We are here for you. Good night.

  258. bighilofan2 December 6, 2008 2:54 am

    Gnite kekoa. see you this afternoon.

    Go Curveball!!! Go Kristin!!!!!!!!

    Go Warriors!!!

  259. 99club December 6, 2008 3:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…


    Texas Tech
    Penn State
    Boise State
    Ohio State

    Tie Breaker: 48

  260. kymrykauai December 6, 2008 3:41 am

    Game day! Go warriors!!!

  261. BNS December 6, 2008 4:26 am

    Good morning this is GAME DAY go WARRIORS

  262. NorthShoreFan December 6, 2008 5:24 am

    Goood Morning Tsaiko’s!

    Game Day! Yeah!

    Quick FYI… ESPN gave a shout out to Devon Bess. Mentioned how he is becoming the “go to guy”! Who dat odda receiver……Gin, Gin Tonic??

    Anyhoo, GO WARRIORS! O&O!

  263. Peace of Mind in 20 December 6, 2008 5:51 am

    Some compelling stuff here and nice writing style…thank you for your efforts!

  264. mano1 December 6, 2008 6:23 am

    I’m praying for Kristin to get well soon and your family Curveball. God Bless and take care.

  265. d1島 December 6, 2008 6:25 am

    Great Morning All!

    C-c-c…Congr….con…Congratulations P….Pu…P..p…p..Punahou.
    There, I said it. 👿

  266. d1島 December 6, 2008 6:27 am


    34 – 20 d1shima

  267. d1島 December 6, 2008 6:29 am


    Welcome Home, Ronnie!

    Happy thoughts of Healing for Kristin!

    See erryboddy at the TsaikoGate!

  268. Bulla December 6, 2008 6:37 am

    C-c-c-c-c-ooonnngrats to the Puns

    whew, that was a tough one. let me go rinse my mouth out, and i’ll brb.

  269. Bulla December 6, 2008 6:38 am


  270. Bulla December 6, 2008 6:41 am

    Belated birthday wishes to all the celebrants…enjoy

    it’s only 40 degrees with snow flurries, pictures will follow today, i look like a rogue hunter in camoflauge, funny thing, is i’ll fit right in with all these Missoulans, haha

    hostile territory, 25k rabid fans, maybe they need some rabie shots haha

    some fans have been tailgating since 8 this morning, they’ ll be ready…..oh well

    have a great day in Hawaii Nei……GO WARRIORS

  271. brew808 December 6, 2008 6:45 am


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  272. brew808 December 6, 2008 6:48 am

    Let’s try that again:

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  273. brew808 December 6, 2008 6:52 am


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    ~~•~~~~•~ ★ 😆 ❀ Go..Wahine!!! ❀ 😆 ★ ~•~~~~•~~

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  274. Maverick December 6, 2008 6:54 am

    GAMEDAY Cometh!

    Bulla, Go slap some helmets and get ’em pumped. Just put on your gloves first.
    Best’est luck to the Wildcats. They will win this game.

  275. XxFaithxX December 6, 2008 7:03 am

    Good morning all,

    Sending good thoughts out to Curveball and his better half Kristin (Same name as my sister) to get well.

    Gotta jet….taking woman to work.

  276. wafan December 6, 2008 7:03 am

    Happy Game Day everyone!

  277. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 6, 2008 7:04 am

    Ron-nie, Ron-nie!

    T-Gate will be awesome!

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  278. wafan December 6, 2008 7:16 am

    Army uni’s look sharp!!!

    Camo helmets and pants with black jerseys.

  279. wafan December 6, 2008 7:17 am

    Darn. Forgot about the camo numbers on Army’s jerseys.

  280. g-nalo December 6, 2008 7:17 am

    was in Kona yesterday so wasn’t my usual lurker self. hopefully didn’t miss any posts but extra thanks to: ST, Koakane, Stretch, Sleez, #34 Al, #40 Ralph, #43 Jason, #52 A-House, #54 Kekoa, #57 Kazz, #60 Rob25, #63 BG, #65 SteveM, #73 Loa, #83 Mrs. A-House, #86 Homey, #111 Homey – eh i’m not 50??!!, #119 D1 – yes i’m vehemently denying i’m 50, #255 Big Hilo, #270 Bulla.

    btw – don’t deny i look, feel, and remember things like 50 but eh…………don’t rush me.

    i would walk down to the tailgate today except being one year older, the distance is farther. 🙂

    everybody do enjoy the tailgate and the Hawaii win after, go Warriors!

  281. wafan December 6, 2008 7:20 am

    Navy 65-yd TD run!


  282. g-nalo December 6, 2008 7:21 am

    my continued prayers to Kristin, Curveball, and ohana.

    ok now gotta break my back helping Stretch with heavy labor, enjoy the beautiful day gang.

  283. Big mac December 6, 2008 7:25 am

    I hope Kaipo from Navy can come home to play in the Hula Bowl. If there is a 2009 Hula Bowl.

  284. koakane™ December 6, 2008 7:36 am

    8) morning tsai-ko kane’s and wahine’s looking good with the sun shinning thru so far.

    wishing continued get wells to kristin and keep up the faith curveball all will turn out fine.

    big congrats to the two ILH teams for their victories much deserved. the rams and mule battled hard and deserves the praises of their school, community, parents and coaches. they represented well. 😀 much class showed at end of game by puns and leileihua players. they gathered as one group at center of field as both coaches spoke to the teams.

    also to the UH wahines on their vball win. go get um IMUA :mrgreen:

    shout outs to ronnie welcome home see ya at tgate. bulla and mrs attending beast game in america. go webbie state.

    gee brew808 what you trying to say man, speak up. morning to you bruddah

    to all the others see you in a couple of hours. bring your A game. hope to see the stadium packed like it was at last night. the joint was rocking.

  285. koakane™ December 6, 2008 7:38 am

    new post up

  286. Simple Meditation Techniques December 6, 2008 12:42 pm

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