Mariners get Catricala, UH gets Moanalua lineman

In a move that brings sadness to the A-House household, Vinnie Catricala agrees to terms with the Seattle Mariners. Here’s Stacy Kaneshiro’s report:

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Offensive tackle Frank Loyd of Moanalua High School yesterday accepted a scholarship offer from the Warriors. Loyd, who is 6 feet 3 and 260 pounds, becomes the first member of the Warriors’ 2010 recruiting class.

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Dan Fisher’s appointment as associate head coach of the UH men’s volleyball team officially ends Tino Reyes’ 17-year tenure with the Warriors. Reyes is one of several candidates for the head coaching job of the Boise State women’s team.

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Volleyball head coach Charlie Wade said he still has to name a graduate assistant coach, volunteer coach and video coordinator.

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Cool Q&A with Colt Brennan in today’s Sporting News:

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Today’s sports-bar argument: Name the three meanest UH football players.
Here are mine:
1. Semeri Ulufale.
2. Kelly McGill. He was a multi-sport terror. There still are baseball left-fielders looking over their shoulder.
3. Wayne Hunter. Teammates (quietly) nicknamed him The Terrorist.


  1. al ™ June 18, 2009 12:03 am


  2. Jason June 18, 2009 12:05 am


  3. al ™ June 18, 2009 12:06 am

    1st recruit comes from out of the blue (literally the moanalua hs blue that is). seriously, have not had his name mentioned in any of the recruiting blogs.

    good one. perhaps the ‘avalanche’ will begin.

    olinemen, can never get enough.

    say he is about the size of former olineman prideperiod was back in his playing days.

  4. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2009 12:08 am

    He’s also sorta young. He doesn’t turn 17 until August.

  5. Ralph June 18, 2009 12:10 am

    top ten

  6. Jason June 18, 2009 12:10 am

    I don’t know much about him, either, although I don’t follow high school football too much. Just doing some research, though, one good thing: He has a GPA of 3.5+.

  7. roysan16 June 18, 2009 12:12 am

    On the last blog I read #241-al

    tsk, tsk, tsk…you guys are picking on lane..bad, bad

    al writes that lane reads the blogs as well as his parents

    and he says you guys should be picking on the coaches instead of players

    al should look at the posts

    the point of views weren’t dissing lane

    what those posters wrote would be similar to what one might hear on the radio or tv broadcast of UH game

  8. Jason June 18, 2009 12:15 am

    Looks like he was HA OIA White Honorable Mention last year:

    Also looks like he’s put on some weight, though. He was listed at 231 last year, so he’s starting to fill out if he’s at 260.

  9. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 12:15 am

    Moanalua has a football team??? Haha, just kidding sorry ah Jason… Gotta pick on Moanalua cause I remember playing basketball against the Williams brothers growing up and through high school. Playing in the rec leagues we would always win but in high school we would always have close games with Moanalua. Ramsey and Charles were always able to beat us.

    Anyway, I wonder how many football recruits came out of Moanalua?

  10. Ralph June 18, 2009 12:20 am

    UH recruited a couple of moanalua HS players in JJ era but they didn’t have the grades…

  11. al ™ June 18, 2009 12:21 am

    frank loyd’s you tube video

  12. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 18, 2009 12:22 am


  13. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 18, 2009 12:24 am

    Mahalo, Tino Reyes! God bless and good luck!

  14. Ralph June 18, 2009 12:24 am

    thanks Jason, they were Tang and Leti, but they never came back to UH from JC. I think they went to Arizona Western, got to ask Doris…

  15. Cindy C June 18, 2009 12:25 am

    Hey all!

  16. Jason June 18, 2009 12:26 am

    Stanford Leti went to Eastern Arizona. Quinton Tang went to Palomar JC. Not sure what happened to them since then.

  17. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 18, 2009 12:27 am

    A-Sports and I had a very nice Pho-Call today!

    Kymry is confirmed for a lunch CC on Friday so all KAUAI TSAI-KOS:


  18. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 18, 2009 12:28 am

    Continued prayers for the ill and the recovering…
    Nitey Nite and SWEET Warrior Dreams!

  19. Ralph June 18, 2009 12:32 am

    thank you Frank Loyd for making an early commitment to be a Warrior…

  20. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 12:33 am


    It’s all good…true I wasn’t really trying to diss Lane at all and hope the players that read the blog don’t get discouraged from criticism that any of us might have for them. I’d like for all our boys to be successful and improve their games to hopefully see them play at the next level. For someone like Lane who has the potential to be a really good receiver, I pointed out a few things I thought he would need to improve on to take his game to the next level. I’m not a scout nor an expert analyst, but just giving my opinion on what I see on the field. Whether Lane or the other boys on the team read it and discard is up to them. I know they are all working hard and doing what they need to…I’m just a set of eyes on the outside looking in… I hope one day I could be a Coach or recruiter at UH though…

  21. al ™ June 18, 2009 12:37 am

    pauoa boy…..gordie shaw will certainly earn his pay this year remolding our oline. i believe we have the personnel to do well this year.

    like you said, next year shall be the challenge for coach shaw.
    hopefully someday soon our depth shall be such that we will be in a position to just “reload baby. “

  22. Ralph June 18, 2009 12:40 am

    i hope by the end of this week’s football clinics we have a few more commits for 2010…we need a snowball effect..Mac needs to know how many are staying home so he can fill out the rest from the upper 49, so the sooner he knows the better our recruiting class will be…

  23. Ralph June 18, 2009 12:44 am

    I hope our two Mililani recruits can help persuade Taz to be a Warrior…Maa helps with the Trojans, hopefully he puts in a good word for coach Mac..

  24. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 12:47 am


    You right about that. Gordie Shaw will have these guys ready. Estes, Kia, Letuli, Hisatake, and Ieru will all be performing at a very high level this year. All Seniors, they all have something to prove not only for themselves to show NFL scouts what they got, but to prove that the sack record was a once in a lifetime thing and will never happen again. I’m happy we got more Olinemen coming in, can’t never have enough linemen period, on either side of the ball.

  25. al ™ June 18, 2009 12:47 am

    pauoa boy…what ever happened to that running back in your neighborhood?

    where did he land up?
    he sure had some mean potential.

  26. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 12:48 am

    Taz looks like another Jason Rivers type…that would be a great pick up for Coach…

  27. al ™ June 18, 2009 12:51 am

    taz has publicly stated that he is leaning towards the mainland he will also focus on playing safety this year although he will still get reps on offense.

  28. al ™ June 18, 2009 12:53 am

    ralph….i think we will end up with just one mililani recruit.

  29. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 18, 2009 12:56 am


    I just can’t help it… the ExtremeSkins guys may not get the humor in this post but I was literally ROTFLMHO!!!!

    Re: Caption This Colt and Jason Picutre (picture of Colt cocked back to throw with Jason Campbell standing behind him during practice)

    Originally Posted by SMU Redskin

    JC- “Colt, you go ahead and take some reps now, because everyone knows you succeeded in a gimmick offense in college and will never come close to being an effective NFL quarterback”

    LizKauai’s post:

    SMU Skins fan dissing Colt’s college career??? BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  30. al ™ June 18, 2009 12:56 am

    stephen…do you have a list of the 2009 recruits who are enrolled in the first summer session and those that will be enrolled in the second summer session.

    ….and who has been accepted for the fall semester.

  31. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 12:59 am

    Bradley Randle signed with UNLV. We are going to see alot of him in the upcoming seasons… He is a very dangerous back, reminded me of Barry Sanders when I watched some of his games…and that is who everyone compares him too. I guarantee you he will start at UNLV right away… I’ve seen alot of good running backs but this guy was a real eye-catcher and stood out during all his games that I’ve watched. He is going to give us headaches if we don’t contain him. I think he is going to be big time and you’ll hear his name alot… Here’s an article about him…

  32. al ™ June 18, 2009 1:02 am

    and his father played for the yankees, right?

    yah, i hope he doesn’t become one of those who got away that comes back and bite us in arse.

  33. al ™ June 18, 2009 1:05 am

    so have we now offered three 3-star qb’s for 2010?

    there all big dudes too.
    and there ranked 46, 52, and 65.

    i thought june left???

  34. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 1:12 am


    His dad is Lenny Randle, former ASU standout in both football and baseball…where he was inducted into the hall of fame for both sports at ASU. Yeah he played with the Yankees, Angels, Mets, Rangers, Mariners and the Chicago Cubs. He was also the first American major league baseball player to play in Italy.

    Bradley is also a baseball and track standout but I believe will only play football at UNLV. Regardless, he has the genes and I’m telling you he is going to be a beast…

  35. al ™ June 18, 2009 1:16 am

    well, we’ll see him every year for the next three at least.

  36. al ™ June 18, 2009 1:16 am

    pauoa boy….do you still have the same email address?

  37. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 1:22 am


    That’s what scares me about playing UNLV… Randle is already built and has the speed for the college game. He’s 5’9″ 195-200lbs. solidly built…runs a legit 4.3 40yd. and a 10.9 in the 100m. He has the same kind of speed, power, and elusiveness like Barry Sanders does.

    Yeah my email the same…

  38. roysan16 June 18, 2009 1:23 am

    On UH offering the Offensive tackle Frank Loyd of Moanalua High School–I would think that Gordie Shaw (UH’s OL line coach) had a lot of forethought on this. I’d image the staff and Coach Shaw looked at plenty of the kid’s game tape and camp results.

    This move on UH part is intriguing because even when I looked on the net I couldn’t find much on the recruit. With little information to go on the rawness of the recruit might be what appealed to UH in their decision making.

    On looking at his results at the recent PIAA combine:
    Listed at 6-2.25 257
    His time of 1.7 over 10 yrds stands out among linemen
    6-8 foot broad jump, 5.72 40 time

  39. HiFlyer June 18, 2009 1:24 am

    must be breakfast time, the spam is coming out.

  40. al ™ June 18, 2009 1:25 am

    pauoa boy…before i hit the sack i’ll leave you with this video.
    here’s hoping we can land this guy, whom we have offered. he will make you forget about randle and could even make us forget about ilaoa.

  41. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 1:25 am

    If I remember correctly he also can lift 225lbs.x 23 reps and has a 36in vertical…

  42. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 1:28 am

    Nah, no can forget about Ilaoa… if Ilaoa played during Bob Wagner days he would’ve been the leading rusher in the WAC hands down…

  43. WreckinEyez June 18, 2009 1:38 am

    I agree Pauoa Boy… We will never for get just how good Ilaoa was running the ball as we will never forget Chad Owens returning kicks.

  44. al ™ June 18, 2009 1:38 am

    when we do find the right running back, he will run for 1000+ in this offense.

    hey aren’t we the university that had success with cloning?
    i think nate’s in town these days.

  45. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 1:52 am

    Eh howzit WreckinEyez, long time no see…

    al, I would like to think LWJ could be that guy or if Pilares stayed at running back… Inoke could possibly be a 750, 500, 500 guy this year. 750 passing yds, 500 rushing yds, and 500 receiving yds. whatchu tink?

  46. roysan16 June 18, 2009 2:02 am

    # Stephen Tsai:
    June 17th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    el guapo:
    Tino is one of many candidates for a head coaching job in the Western part of the country.

    I looked at this post from the last blog for a long time. To me it seems like ST is keeping a poker face on this one. I think he knows what job Tino has applied for. My first conclusion would be -Tino probably applied for the head coaching job CW vacated.

  47. al ™ June 18, 2009 2:04 am

    if inoke puts up that kinds of numbers and the potential is there. then we will win ten games.

  48. al ™ June 18, 2009 2:07 am

    reading the above post by the blog master…………..

    Dan Fisher’s appointment as associate head coach of the UH men’s volleyball team officially ends Tino Reyes’ 17-year tenure with the Warriors. Reyes is one of several candidates for the head coaching job of the Boise State women’s team.

  49. Ralph June 18, 2009 2:08 am

    boise state, woman vb

  50. al ™ June 18, 2009 2:09 am

    the wreckineyez is alive.
    howzit bull?

  51. Ralph June 18, 2009 2:10 am

    Wreck come to genji’s this saturday…start at 7

  52. al ™ June 18, 2009 2:11 am

    lights out.

  53. roysan16 June 18, 2009 2:23 am


    I see the post now. The part where I think ST knew was right. Boise..I hope he so, Reyes is very deserving of a HC job.

  54. letsgowarriors June 18, 2009 3:29 am

    tsai where lloyd projected to play? OG?

  55. letsgowarriors June 18, 2009 3:37 am

    where is*

  56. whitey June 18, 2009 5:34 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    Congratulations to the Warriors for their first of many committments.

  57. NYUH June 18, 2009 5:37 am

    Sitting in jury duty.

    Looking forward to the Greg Alexander interview. Good TV practice for him.

  58. BigWave96744 June 18, 2009 6:01 am

    Looks like Frank Lloyd made the “Right” decision…

    Too bad he didn’t commit 10 days ago, which would have been the birthdate of famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright (dob 06/08/1867)..

  59. whitey June 18, 2009 6:11 am

    wafan, 2 more days?????

  60. whitey June 18, 2009 6:20 am

    BW, we have a building at the Kamehameha Golf Course, designed by F L Wright, which originally was to be the home plan for Marilyn Monroe.

  61. BigWave96744 June 18, 2009 6:26 am

    Today’s SportsHawaii Profile is Kaua’i Boy, Kenny Estes

  62. Garret June 18, 2009 6:37 am

    Welcome to the Warriors Frank Loyd!

    It was so nice to read about a Warrior commit in the *print* version of the Advertiser this morning. I hadn’t heard much about this recruit being close to a commit before, so this was a nice surprise!

    I’m guessing this is the first (of many) benefits from UH’s Big Man Camp. The coaches get to evaluate all the recruits side-by-side, get to bond with the recruits, and see who would fit best in their system.

  63. djmitcho June 18, 2009 6:40 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

  64. jm2375 June 18, 2009 6:41 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    re Tino Reyes – BSU huh. It’s gonna be quite a change for his family. I think at least 2 of his sons are in HS, the oldest may have just graduated and his daughter is in middle school. I wish him good luck in whatever he decides.

    Welcome to the Warrior ohana, Frank Loyd!!

    homey – several people asked for the trip report. you know you can always skip over it. one more to go tonight. so where exactly did you go?

    OK off to work, bbl.

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 7:05 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Welcome, Frank Loyd!

    al, that Quezada kid looks like the real deal. Thanks for the links.

  66. Kekoa (iPhone) June 18, 2009 7:06 am

    Homey ~ We asked for a more formal report be prepared for a CC. One that included a slide presentation set to music. It was to feature a re-enactment of the infamous *Pub Crawl* and samples from the lunch and dinner menu as pupu.

    Btw ~ I thought you were going to defend your golf driving range championship at the 4th of July bash. I do believe Mrs. C will be claiming bragging rights if you are a “no show!”. You will never hear the end!

  67. Garret June 18, 2009 7:22 am

    David Graves is nominated for Athlete of the Year for the Sacramento Bee. It sounds like he’ll be on TV in Sacramento soon about this nominating.

    A look at nominated boys for The Bee’s Athlete of the Year

    Here’s a peek at other boys who were nominated by coaches, administrators, teammates, friends and family for The Bee’s Athlete of the Year (the winner to appear in The Bee on Thursday with TV segments Wednesday and Thursday nights on Fox 40 with Jim Crandell at 10:40 p.m.)

    David Graves, Folsom – Bee Player of the Year was latest standout quarterback to come through the section; superb passer, runner, leader; off to Hawaii.

  68. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 7:46 am

    Psst! Psst! Hoi! Gooood morrrrrr-neng, my pellow Tsai-ko pamily!!!

  69. will-i-am June 18, 2009 7:52 am

    It would be great if Quezada ended up a Warrior.

  70. jm2375 June 18, 2009 7:52 am

    Liz – interview with Colt!! Lotsa love for Hawaii. 😀

    Hail to the Redskins!!

  71. koakane™ June 18, 2009 7:54 am

    gooda morning tsai-ko country look like much discussion last night. welcome to new recruit from moanalua yeeeehaaa more linemen and he’s a :mrgreen: local boy. neva can have enough of dem.

    djmitcho since you way up dea and no can make it to genji’s on sat, want me to pick up your UH vs UNLV tickets? give me a buzz, send me email or respond on blog. Also how much needed. l8tas bro.

    eh kekoa whitey, jm# (enjoyed you trip write up but pics better), dpk, garret, nyuh (at least you not on the opposite side bwhaaa) and big nalu sup all?

  72. koakane™ June 18, 2009 7:57 am

    Colomaohana wake up down some kope sounding like an old mana now j/k, the day will get betta plus almost weekend 😆 hello how youuuuuuuuu

  73. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 8:06 am

    Howzit koakane!

  74. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 18, 2009 8:09 am

    Thanks, jm2375!!!

    My greatest love: Hawaii

    My hero: My cousin—Former University of Arizona WR Brad Brennan

    My bucket list: Catch a 700-pound marlin, 2. Travel the world, 3. Play a kickball game with my favorite musicians and athletes— no shoes

    My motto: My biggest weakness is a poorly developed sense of fear—I have no concept of the odds against me.


  75. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 8:10 am

    I DO have coffee…and I AM old…..(not as old as you……but still….) hehehehehe…

    YES! Almost da weekend!

  76. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 18, 2009 8:11 am

    BigWave96744: – Mahalo for the link to Kenny! Ran into his mom at MickeyDees last week and ordered me a #37 family supporter shirt!

    What about Jett???


  77. C rM June 18, 2009 8:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

    Moanalua represent!
    Moanalua in DA HOUSE!

  78. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 18, 2009 8:19 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Mr and Mrs C – Hiya!


  79. Stretch June 18, 2009 8:20 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

  80. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 8:23 am

    C rM: Okay. what.ever.


    Hi Liz and Stretch!

  81. MeiLing June 18, 2009 8:25 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Great to hear about Loyd. The 1st of many local students to UH. Thanks, Coach Mac.

    Have a great day everyone!

  82. koakane™ June 18, 2009 8:27 am

    morning to dpk, lizk (give my aloha to asport and camry) , stretch, c rm

  83. koakane™ June 18, 2009 8:28 am

    whoa MeiLing sneaking in under the wire so morning to u 2

  84. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2009 8:41 am

    Re: criticism
    I know Spencer Smith and Kealoha Pilares were irked by comments made about them training in Georgia this summer.
    The thing is players are limited to taking two classes during the summer. Most want to take them in the first session because the second session overlaps with training camp. By doing that, it gives them about a three-week break from school. They think training in the Georgia humidity will be more beneficial. I’m sure most reasonable people would agree with that. And let’s all think back to when we were in college. I really don’t think any of us really took classes 12 months a year.

  85. ʎǝɯoɥ ℞ June 18, 2009 8:41 am

    jm#### – Yeah I glossed over the trip report because all I could picture was my Auntie going blah blah blah…

    Kekoa – Big C is no threat on the driving range. Balls laying on the ground is not her forte.

    C rM – Where you learn for drive? LOL

    koakane – wassup! So what the plans?

    Big C – What the plans? Plan C?

    jojo – Where you stay? I need you.

  86. ʎǝɯoɥ ℞ June 18, 2009 8:56 am

    Nice to halt the blog…

    Good morning all.

    Congrats to the first recruit…I remember my first…

  87. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2009 9:00 am


    … first beer?
    … first blog post?
    … first time Coloma made you cry?

  88. ʎǝɯoɥ ℞ June 18, 2009 9:05 am

    ST – Yep, her odor was so strong that it brought tears to my eyes.

  89. koakane™ June 18, 2009 9:12 am

    ʎǝɯoɥ we go car pool this sat start by 6. we dd each other along whith jj if he like. den play it by pipiau. so how you figga?

  90. koakane™ June 18, 2009 9:14 am

    roflmfao 😀 homey- Yep, her odor was so strong that it brought tears to my eyes.

  91. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2009 9:17 am

    you know, her hubby is a cop, and you’ve got a lead foot …

  92. Piper's Son June 18, 2009 9:18 am

    AL: You stay up so late so you can be first?

    Good morning Tsai-kos. Top 100!

  93. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 9:19 am

    Morning, ST!

    To the blogger who is homey, but is trying to hide behind squares and circles cause he really doesn’t know who the hayyyo he is: Re #88:

    No hate cause my beer burps are louder and bigger than yours. Next time, sit UP wind from me….

  94. al June 18, 2009 9:21 am

    mean dudes………on the field of course.

    semeri ulufale, yup w/out a doubt after one kickoff the point of the opposition would purposely “miss” their feeble attempt to block him. had absolutely no regard for pain, in fact, he never felt any.

    levi stanley, he would bite, pinch, scratch, and claw. don’t get caught under the pile w/levi (true stories told by the man himself) it was his gamemanship during those times. many grown men would cry. his crotch clutch was infamous. (brah, if you reading this you must be rotflmao cuz its true)

    satele, as in petelo satele, the least known or least revered of the satele clan. just the look in his eyes would bring one to bed wetting. he would do anything to get a lick in there on or off the field.

  95. al June 18, 2009 9:25 am

    piper’s son….
    nah, i’m a nighthawk. even with all my good intentions to go sleep early………….must be getting old.

  96. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 9:26 am

    ST: It’s okay. My lu’au foot in 3 inch heels will smash him….Besides, he already got “called” on his driving in traffic yesterday…

  97. al June 18, 2009 9:27 am


    June 18th, 2009 at 9:12 am
    ʎǝɯoɥ we go car pool this sat start by 6. we dd each other along whith jj if he like. den play it by pipiau. so how you figga?

    koakane….a better solution might be to abstain from any spiritually loaded drinks.

    i dare you!

  98. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 9:28 am

    ST – I’ve seen his driving skills!

    Big C – I changed it so you can see me now. Too bad your server cannot see certain hex characters…I said hex…hehehehehe

    koakane – okay, we can all sit in the front seat and steer. 6:00 sounds good.

    al – you have a good memory. I guess you didn’t really get drunk much back in the day.

  99. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 9:29 am

    Big C – Not only called but text’d too!

  100. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 9:35 am

    al: #97…if koakane can do THAT….I’ll stop having kids…..

    homey and ST: C rM’s driving skills…uh…I dunno…ask him about all the scoldings he gets from ALL the backseat drivers…..

    and your plan to all sit in the front see is do-able…I mean, JJ and koakane in each seat and you on one of their laps, right? I’d say that you need a carseat, but you’re past the 40 lbs and 4 years old requirement, so no need.

    Tell C rM to stop texting while driving! Doesn’t he know the LAW?? Sheeesh!

  101. al June 18, 2009 9:35 am

    homey….good memory, but, its getting shorter.

    drinky? me?

  102. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 9:41 am

    Law is not in effect yet.

    I can fit in a booster seat like the kind they have at Consolidated theaters.

    Meanest UH football players??? I can’t recall.

  103. al June 18, 2009 9:41 am

    colomaohana….you can stop having em but keep up the training.

    actually once kk on a bet did not taste a drop for a month. his wife nearly kicked him out of the house because she didn’t recognize him.

    and yes, i sympathize with mr. c, man’s second pet peeve are the backseat drivers. however, none can compare to the worst pet peeve and that would be the frontseat driver. especially when she has a “headache” on top of that.

  104. BigWave96744 June 18, 2009 9:49 am

    Fyi.. Kelly McGill is still in top shape and competes in Rugby with many former football players. They are competing in a few big tournaments this summer & also the Aloha State Games.

  105. letsgowarriors June 18, 2009 9:50 am

    when is manley going to verbal to hawaii..? know, so that we can stop giving out offers to other qbs.

  106. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 9:53 am

    al: BWUAHAHAHAHAAH!!!! You are soooooo RIGHT on that last comment……hehehehehe…

    and yes….my training is all year round, bay-beeeee!!!

  107. (Jesse)James June 18, 2009 10:09 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….hope everyone has agood day……

    Hoooo…C rM. I thought you said Monarchs in da house…I started looking for Koakane, dj, wafan, and gorge….LMAO

  108. al June 18, 2009 10:10 am

    letsgo….i am sure that rolo is wondering the same.

    i think we are on a mission to nail down a 3star+ qb this year. whether he comes from hawaii or not. it appears that one is ready to verbal already.

  109. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 10:14 am

    JJ: check your email.

    Hows your mom?

  110. (Jesse)James June 18, 2009 10:20 am

    mom doing good….hopefully get released by the weekend…but still gotta do PT…

    e-mail…I have email???

  111. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 10:21 am

    I wonder how many fake training partners Big C uses?

  112. CheckersnPogo June 18, 2009 10:21 am

    I remember back in the day the Noga’s were kinda mean around the various Waikiki nightclubs.

  113. Kekoa June 18, 2009 10:26 am

    The 4th of July *Ronnie Return Partay* reservations and information are locked and loaded on SteveM’s Tsaiko Events website.

    If you haven’t already made your reservations, please do so by Saturday, June 20th so that Killer Kowalski, the famous Polish-Hawaiian Chef can order enough animal parts to feed the masses.

    I’ll see most of you at Genji’s tomorrow nite if you have any further questions or special music requests for the band to play. (Not that they would actually play it, but an attempt might be made)

  114. Kazz June 18, 2009 10:33 am

    Hope Tino Reyes gets the women’s job at Boise State. He should help to improve their program and add more competition to the WAC.

  115. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 10:40 am

    homey: #111…NONE. I don’t like “fake” stuff……fake = desperate

  116. labrat June 18, 2009 10:43 am

    Wags had this undersized player at right offensive tackle. He had to be one of the meanest I have seen. He was very good in that system.

  117. Kekoa June 18, 2009 10:46 am

    OK…I meant I would see you all Saturday nite @ #113….and I’m hearing things lately too! Scary!

  118. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 10:54 am

    Kekoa: Okay…I was gonna say…”Wow laulau…you having one pre-party for the party?” Hahahaha..

  119. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 11:04 am

    Fake stuff = exploration. Ask (J)J, he knows that universe very well.

  120. NorthShoreFan June 18, 2009 11:04 am

    G-morn Tsai-ko’s
    Top 100 UH footballers? Johnnie Woodcock, 6 years nfl, unfortunately passed away at age 44.

    ST- any info on Hatchie from da northshore? He still on da radar?

  121. (Jesse)James June 18, 2009 11:08 am

    I see Wrechineyez made an appearance…wasssup brother…haven’t seen you in a looooooooonnnnnggg time.

  122. C rM June 18, 2009 11:09 am

    Who’s criticizing my driving?
    Text, talk, and drive=multi tasking.
    It comes with the job.

  123. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 11:14 am

    Speaking about driving, where’s Hawaiianbod?

  124. C rM June 18, 2009 11:16 am

    Now that’s everything in the citation book and then some.
    Think he still finding way home.

  125. (Jesse)James June 18, 2009 11:16 am

    homey and Mrs. C….fake stuff = get you through the lean times….LMAO

  126. MeiLing June 18, 2009 11:20 am


    Mahalo for the DVD of the UH-BYU game! Hoping we can play like that this season.

  127. Dirty Commish June 18, 2009 11:22 am

    Hmmm… don’t know any of the football players personally… but I vote for the Rainbow Dancers, because every time you see them all the boys go, “Ho brah, check out da dancers. Meeeeeeeeeean, cuz.”

    Badumbum. Thank you. Don’t forget to take care of your waitress.

  128. Richie June 18, 2009 11:22 am

    Don’t forget Tom Tuinei. He has to be up there in the top three.

  129. g-nalo June 18, 2009 11:28 am

    I remember back in the day the Noga’s were kinda mean around the various Waikiki nightclubs.

    back then…..way back then…..i heard about the the ‘beefs” at Bobby McGee’s? guess they were true.

  130. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 11:30 am

    homey: DIRTY…..HAHAHAHAHA….

    JJ: Okay…you’re excused, I guess….

    C rM: Multi-tasking is when I have the 3rd load of laundry in already in the dryer, breakfast ready, 6 kids eating nicely at the table, baby in the walker, waiting patiently for her kau kau, and posting/blogging on the Dark Pink side…ALL BEFORE 8:00 am on a Saturday morning.


  131. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 11:50 am

    That’s not multi-tasking, that’s just routine mommy stuff.

    Multi-tasking is working on the car and drinking beer at the same time.

  132. Richie June 18, 2009 12:01 pm

    I think now is the time for UH to really go after 6’7″ former all-state St. Louis DE Scott Smith. Going to KCC for a semester and getting ready for spring ball, next year, would be perfect for him. He has attended two Pac 10 schools in two years and he is obviously having a hard time finding himself. Coming home and playing with his former St. Louis teammates, Hanahano and Barit, would probably be the best thing.

  133. rich2176(Blackberry) June 18, 2009 12:06 pm

    Top of the day to all. Heading to airport. See most of you on Sat.

    Homey-you took multi-tasking to a new level. I can only drink beer and play golf. Speaking of golf JD the AD will be in my group w Vince Ferragamo Monday at JJ’s Kona tournament.

  134. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 12:43 pm

    Have a good flight, rich2176! “Meet” you soon!

  135. Rob25 June 18, 2009 12:48 pm

    Dream date: Growing up, it was Stacey
    Dash. Remember her, from Clueless? Right
    now, it’s got to be Megan Fox.

    Stretch: This is from Colt’s interview, but I could only think of you yelling this at some baseball player…what was his name? Was it the banana guy?

  136. Rob25 June 18, 2009 12:49 pm

    Hey Coloma….we go bring in our own alcoholic surprises and do them in the parking lot on Saturday!!

  137. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 12:59 pm

    Just found out Koakane and I will be carpooling and maybe (J)J too. Therefore we will be taking turns being the DD. One drive, two drink…then rotate.

  138. Colomaohana June 18, 2009 1:00 pm

    Rob25!!! Oh Lordy, Lordy……..”cause you spell TROUBLE!”….hehehehe…

  139. Pride. June 18, 2009 1:06 pm

    Al, thanks for the video of Frank Lloyd. I am very impressed with the young man. He looks like he’s a natural offensive lineman. That’s a very good find by the coaches. Kid has good feet and balance. He also has a very good understanding of leverage and angles. Hawaii coaches definitely know what they are doing. As fans we sometimes get very excited about all of the young, local athletes that get away from us. However, I’ve noticed for the most part that the Hawaii coaches base their recruiting decisions on what they can see with their own eyes, and not on the recruiting hype. Frank Lloyd is going to be a very good one for our Warriors. Thanks for the good news Stephen.

  140. Rob25 June 18, 2009 1:08 pm

    Ah yes, Chris Kersten!

    Colt is wayyyyyyyy better than him…hands down!

  141. (Jesse)James June 18, 2009 1:17 pm

    I guess on Saturday I may be “Rolling with the homeys…oh, wait, that’s one homey and one koamah….errrrrr…I mean koakane.”

    Pride..excellent analysis..thanks for the info….

  142. al June 18, 2009 1:22 pm

    homey, kk, jj….just have one jan ken po contest to determine who’s the dd. have someone film document it,,,i wanna see a grown man cry.

  143. curveball June 18, 2009 1:22 pm

    what was his name? Was it the banana guy?

    It was not was the other whiner….

  144. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2009 1:23 pm

    We’re going out to UH today to test the lines for a possible remote shoot. You guys are welcome to join us to watch unsupervised workouts. Well, readers may. Coaches, so sorry, no.

  145. al June 18, 2009 1:25 pm

    pride, i am here to serve,

    now, i really want to hear from you as to whom are your dirty three.

  146. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 1:26 pm


    Frank Loyd is going to be fun to watch in his last year at MHS. Not only is he UH’s first 2010 recruit, but he would also be Coach Shaw’s first Warrior recruit. Watching Coach Shaw’s next recruits should be very interesting. Loyd Jr. does remind one of a former UH recruit from Kamehemeha back in Tomey’s days…

  147. al June 18, 2009 1:29 pm

    yup, the kid got those happy feet. i also noticed the long arms, looks like he could end up around 305 lbs.

  148. al June 18, 2009 1:31 pm

    there was a rumor that gordie was looking at some huge norsemen in the minnesota area.

    i wonder……………?

  149. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 1:36 pm

    The dirtiest UH players I ever saw were the ones covered in mud one rainy day back at the old Honolulu Stadium. The ILH games had turned the field into a bog by the time UH played that weekend. Those UH guys were filthy!

  150. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 1:37 pm

    Ok. Lame joke, but SOMEBODY had to use it. 😉

  151. Jason June 18, 2009 1:39 pm

    I guess I’m going to every Moanalua game this year to scout our future Warrior. I watched his YouTube video last night too, I saw a little of what Pride saw. Of course, Pride knows a lot more than me, so I defer to his wisdom. But yeah, looks like a kid who could grow and develop into a nice gem. 🙂

  152. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 1:40 pm


    Those Norsemen would fit in nicely with some huge Polynesians. Aren’t Polys considered the “Vikings of the Pacific”? 😆

  153. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2009 1:40 pm

    I had to resist from calling him Frank Lloyd Wright.

  154. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2009 1:41 pm

    He said there is only one “L” in his last name because of an error in his father’s birth certificate. It was detected when his father enlisted in the Army.

  155. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2009 1:42 pm

    I remember Skippa Diaz once told us of a dirty trick that defensive linemen used to do. They would spit on an offensive lineman’s hands. The OL would move his hand, and then be called for a false start.

  156. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 1:44 pm

    Maybe we can have a Frank Loyd Right Tackle on our roster someday…

    Okay that’s enough goofing around- back to work.

  157. al June 18, 2009 1:46 pm

    dpk, that was lame. are you related c_c?

  158. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 1:47 pm

    It’s not the jokes that are lame.

  159. al June 18, 2009 1:48 pm

    i heard that spitting in the face created more illegal motion.

  160. hoohiki June 18, 2009 1:49 pm

    Reading the WB keeps our minds off some things…Like N. Korea launching missiles towards Hawaii! Gates has already ordered missile intercepters to mobilize. Geez!! I don’t know about you guys, but this is troubling me.

  161. madeinhawaii June 18, 2009 1:54 pm


    This is the new regime, the son of the old, flexing his muscle.. fluffing his feathers, and trying to establish his tyranny with a show of power. He can do no less to maintain the stranglehold on the country as his father did and to ensure UH subsidies to keep his country afloat. He probably sees the US as having one if not both hands tied behind its back with Iraq and Afghanistan, but I don’t think he is foolish enough to really risk starting a war with US or any of it’s Asian neighbors that have a military agreement with the US.

  162. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 1:57 pm

    N. Korea may be stupid but not stupid enough to actually make it reach and hit Hawaii.

  163. ai-eee-soos June 18, 2009 1:58 pm

    Vinnie Catricala agrees to terms with Mariners.

    HA sports update.

  164. madeinhawaii June 18, 2009 1:59 pm

    So Vinnie leaves… too bad.
    Good luck VINNIE! Make us all proud!

  165. hoohiki June 18, 2009 2:06 pm

    MIH, homey…thanks for your perspective. You just can never underestimate stupidity (or psychosis). 🙂

  166. Jason June 18, 2009 2:08 pm

    Best wishes to Vinnie. Hopefully Spangler decides to stick around.

  167. madeinhawaii June 18, 2009 2:10 pm


    heh heh… you can see where my head is at though…

    “UH subsidies” should have been “UN subsidies”

  168. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 2:16 pm

    June 18th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    You just can never underestimate stupidity (or psychosis).

    Yep, take DPK for example…

  169. kama krab June 18, 2009 2:34 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Ho look like we had one Wreck citing today.

    Braddah Frank Loyd, welcome to the Warrior ohana and thanks for staying home and wanting to play for the home team.

    And To My Cousin Vinnie Catricala, good luck my friend. I was so looking forward to seeing you play your senior year. With much of the team coming back next year would have been good to see you a part of the team, but good luck to you and I hope to see you in a Mariners uniform soon.

  170. kama krab June 18, 2009 2:38 pm

    Sorry to get off the football subject but I get one question for anybody who is willing to answer.

    Who do we have in the wings to take over for braddah Vinnie or do we need to recruit someone?

  171. BG June 18, 2009 2:38 pm

    Hi folks!

    On short break….here’s a link to give a more balanced perspective to viewing 40 times…since it seems to be such an important statistic (click on my name).


  172. Kazz June 18, 2009 2:39 pm



    (Spangler, wea u tink u going? SIT DOWN!!! 😡 )

  173. C rM June 18, 2009 2:44 pm

    When u go home, can make left turn. No signs posted.

  174. Rob25 June 18, 2009 2:49 pm

    Shhhh….don’t say anything to midori7 about Vinnie leaving!

    Good Luck to Vinnie!!

  175. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 2:51 pm

    Why, why homey why? LOL!
    Speaking of psychosis, I love your “NB”avatar.

    It ain’t Hawaii who needs to worry about them kooky North Koreans. It’s the South Koreans who are in deep kim chee if this thing heats up.

  176. (Jesse)James June 18, 2009 2:52 pm

    hoohiki…no worry….Hawaii has always been on the nuclear hit list of the old Soviet Union and China prior to N. Korea…and those two powers had the ability to launch a missile that could reach us….it’s part of being such a strategic spot on the globe….

    Thanks Vinnie..and like Kazz said, onward and upward….

    DPK…of which Kamehameha grad do you speak that played under Coach Tomey????

  177. Kazz June 18, 2009 2:56 pm

    Was it just me or did anyone else think to themselves “WOT WE DID?!?!?!”, when the news about the alleged reports from Japan about North Korea’s plan to launch a ballistic missile towards Hawaii came out?

    Just like Augie T’s skit about the September 11, 2001 attacks, garans get some big braddahs in Nanakuli thinking right now, “brah try you fa**s!!! TRY!!!”… 😆

  178. Kazz June 18, 2009 2:59 pm

    Speaking of… didn’t that golfball/cosmic launcher looking thingy from the movie “Contact” at Pearl Harbor just “deploy” out to sea either today or a few days ago?

  179. YpoWarrior June 18, 2009 2:59 pm

    The UFL has its draft going on right now…..I read a website that said NFLers that were drafted in the late rounds (i.e Colt) & are current back-ups may get drafted. Also, other “free agents” like RGM, Chad Owens, etc. may get drafted. Makes me a little interested in hearing the results.

  180. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 3:01 pm

    One hint JJ-
    He sings like an angel and plays slack key like you wouldn’t believe. I played in a touch game up at KS against him once and didn’t even try to rush after that first down. Braddah could have drank beer, fixed car, tuned his guitar and wrote a new song while he kept me out of the backfield… Talk about multi-tasking.

  181. madeinhawaii June 18, 2009 3:01 pm


    Thing is, I believe 100 meter sprinters are still gaining speed when they pass the 40 yard mark, football players may have already peaked.

  182. homey ℞ June 18, 2009 3:06 pm

    C rM – No signs? Had before and a motorcycle policeman waiting in the shade.

  183. Kazz June 18, 2009 3:14 pm

    Coach Dana Takahara-Dias came off very well last night on L&L.

    I liked her plan to visit the parents of the girls currently on the team now to ensure them their daughters will be taken care of and who she (Coach Dana) is and what her expectations of the program are.

    Coach Takahara-Dias also said she hopes to announce her complete staff by the end of this month. She did specifically say she’d like at least one person with local ties and the other with either mainland or international connections, or both.

  184. el guapo June 18, 2009 3:17 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 18th, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    I remember Skippa Diaz once told us of a dirty trick that defensive linemen used to do. They would spit on an offensive lineman’s hands. The OL would move his hand, and then be called for a false start.

    You forgetting or neglecting the best part

    The D-lineman then takes a free shot at the O-lineman since he moved :O

  185. C rM June 18, 2009 3:19 pm

    U right. When da missle come I going release all da braddahs with one way ticket to N Korea and send da hawaiian army.

  186. el guapo June 18, 2009 3:23 pm

    kama krab:

    June 18th, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    Sorry to get off the football subject but I get one question for anybody who is willing to answer.

    Who do we have in the wings to take over for braddah Vinnie or do we need to recruit someone?

    Daniel Howell? Good bloodlines

    but never saw the kid play so don’t really know

  187. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 3:34 pm


    I saw Coach Takahara on LL last night too. I agree with you, the lady has “it”. I think she’ll do very very well. The signing of SLK was a nice way to start off the new coach’s tenure.

  188. kama krab June 18, 2009 3:36 pm


    El guapo for the info.

    Neva here very much about this kid. Did he redshirt last year.

    What about that Chevalier (sp?) kid? Was he supposed to be another candidate for the position.

  189. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 18, 2009 3:38 pm

    ” hoohiki:
    June 18th, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Reading the WB keeps our minds off some things…Like N. Korea launching missiles towards Hawaii! Gates has already ordered missile intercepters to mobilize. Geez!! I don’t know about you guys, but this is troubling me.”

    No worrys…
    Be Happys…

    Da Akua going take care us….

  190. kama krab June 18, 2009 3:39 pm

    Ho did somebody say something about braddahs from Nanakuli.

    Ho I better get the boys ready.

    Who we going false crack?

  191. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 18, 2009 3:39 pm

    Jason: Did you read the story in the other downtown daily about the math professor? Be careful.

    Is there going to be a golf tournament on July 4. If so, sign us up. Kekoa – I don’t see our names on the list, but I won’t be eating so just add one to the count.

    Computer woes resolved for less than $125; however, I have to start from Ground Zero to save up for the Mac Notebook – it’ll cost close to $3K by the time I add in all the goodies. Expect to get it about April of next year – assuming that we don’t have any more expensive car repairs.

    So Vinnie is going to play for the Mariners. Too bad for the Bows, but I hope to see him play in Da Bigs sometime in the next couple of years.

    Hi Garret: Welcome back. Be sure to take your kids to Ho`omaluhia Botanical Gardens in Kane`ohe and the Hale`iwa Farmers Market on Sundays. Lots of family fun.

    Am really looking forward to the 2009-2010 court sports seasons.

    Back to work.

  192. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 18, 2009 3:41 pm

    Congrats to Vinnie!

    Momo- you coming to da KK? We can talk Hydros?

  193. Buffoman June 18, 2009 3:44 pm

    I can’t remember the fellow’s name but he played for Farrington. May have been Ulufale. This was old stadium days. I remember the crowd would go crazy on our kick offs because this guy would run down the field full blast and would literally destroy any wedge the opponents would attempt to put up. To be honest, I’ve not seen anyone since who took to breaking a wedge with as much reckless abandon as this player. He was one of the meanest guys.

    The other has to be a Noga. Old guys must remember the game against New Mexico, I believe where he hit the QB so hard the guy could barely get off the field. So they bring in the back up and I believe it was on the next play, he literally flies over the O and D line, smacks that QB so hard he’s also out. The third guy comes in and I swear that guy must have been so scared cause he tucked and ran just thinking that Noga was around.

    Levi Stanley had to be the other mean dude. I knew him in school and he was like the nicest guy out of a uniform, but damn, on the field he was near psycho level. He’d tell us about that and said he’d just see red all of the time.

    That was great fun watching these guys.

  194. C rM June 18, 2009 3:50 pm

    Howzit. Send those missles. No worry. I ready.

    N Korea
    If anyone up North lurk this blog, all I have to say is BRING IT! GAME ON!!!!!!
    Football season is around the corner and you and messing up our season.

  195. Kazz June 18, 2009 3:53 pm

    kama krab:

    June 18th, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    Ho did somebody say something about braddahs from Nanakuli.

    Ho I better get the boys ready.

    Who we going false crack?


    Kim Jong-il like sample American muscle and Hawaiian MANA up close and personal.

    F*ka is asking fo “go sleep”…. I say we should “help him out” with that. Get plenny people across the world who like “sleep” dat f*ka.

  196. Kazz June 18, 2009 3:56 pm

    C rM,

    Get da kine like BG, Pauoa Boy, Frank, and Sailor Blue ova hea representing da Tsaikos.

    If the North Korean “government” knows what’s good for them, they’d better turn off their computer.

  197. C rM June 18, 2009 4:01 pm


    When da missle launch, this site will be proclaimed the real PsYcHo blog.

  198. C rM June 18, 2009 4:03 pm

    Talk to you later Tsaikos.
    Got to REGUL8.

  199. kama krab June 18, 2009 4:09 pm

    hO we getting small kine nutz in this hale today.

    Where’s that North Korea? Get me there with the Tsaiko troop and my boyz and we take care the rest.

  200. kama krab June 18, 2009 4:14 pm


    Back to the business of Warrior football.

    Who going be the next one for sign? Anybody get any ideas.

    What you guys think are chances are of landing V.J., Micah, and Kona?

    Just trying to stir the pot little bit know that we have Loyd as our first commit.

  201. kama krab June 18, 2009 4:18 pm

    In the case of Kona,

    We might have a chance but as it stands now, it’s a long shot, as he is looking strongly at BYU.

    This one could go down to the wire.

  202. wilderstreet June 18, 2009 4:18 pm

    Cliff Laboy (Travis’ father) was pretty mean in the 70’s. If they had records for most personal fouls, he would be up there. Like his son, he was also an outstanding defensive end.

  203. chawan_cut June 18, 2009 4:22 pm

    don’t worry midori7, you can still cheer him on as a mariner….

  204. Kazz June 18, 2009 4:24 pm


    North Korea stay SHMALL kine northwest of Kaena Point. 😛

  205. BG June 18, 2009 4:31 pm

    mih (re #181)

    Hmmmm…don’t think so. Object in a sprint is to accelerate as quickly as possible and then try to maintain top gear. There are many track runners who are football players (i.e. Florida), so there shouldn’t be a discernable difference.

  206. wafan June 18, 2009 4:35 pm

    Congratulations to Vinnie — the newest M!

  207. Kazz June 18, 2009 4:41 pm


    Just had two random questions. (I’m bored at home and looking over my media guides.)

    1) What happened to the surf shorts that were part of the Warrior’s volleyball uniforms?

    2) What happened to Kate Adams and Allison Der on the softball team? Thought it was weird they were both on this past season’s media guide and I cannot remember them playing.

  208. Kazz June 18, 2009 4:42 pm

    Who’s getting Wahine basketball tickets this year?

  209. Kazz June 18, 2009 4:44 pm


    You tink Kona east kona ko chew PYU?

    (sorry, I cannot resist)

  210. Jason June 18, 2009 4:46 pm

    WassupDoc: I never had Prof. Bleecker, but some of my friends knew him. Sadly, he’s been the talk of the math department for a while. Brilliant mathematician, well-respected, but something happened that made him go nuts. I just hope he gets the help he needs.

  211. Jon June 18, 2009 4:47 pm

    Meanest warrior by far… Jamal Farmer. Great player but a total jerk, alleged ‘roid rage guy.

  212. wafan June 18, 2009 4:53 pm

    Washington Tsai-ko Chapter meeting this Saturday (6/20) at the Snoqualmie Casino. Activities include buffet dinner and gaming. Sadly, no karaoke; but, lots of fun and stories. Meeting starts at about 4 in the afternoon and runs to ???

    Special guest C_C will be giving the keynote address on “My Life With Legos and How Real Warriors Harrass and Harangue Officials and Opposing Players”.

    Head East on I-90, take exit 27, follow the signs. Snoqualmie Casino will be on the left of the traffic circle.

    Contact wafanat comcastperiod net for information!

  213. Kazz June 18, 2009 4:53 pm


    Jamal Farmer…

    Was he the one on the receiving end of a screen pass play in the 89 BYU game? He took the screen pass from Garret Gabriel and took it to da house.

    I think it was a 80yd+ pass play.

  214. Dirty Commish June 18, 2009 4:54 pm

    Hold up! I CANNOT believe that there is absolutely NO coverage of the United Football League draft going on right this very minute!

    So far the biggest name is Adam Archulata to the Las Vegas (franchise name to be determined).

    Brooks Bollinger to Orlando…

    J.P. Losman to Vegas…


  215. wafan June 18, 2009 5:04 pm

    C_C . . .

    Ummmm, did I tell you about your talk this Saturday?

    Nah. Just kidding.

    Come have fun with some Tsai-ko Tsized friends.

  216. Kazz June 18, 2009 5:10 pm

    Colomaohana, eh! I pau work early today and you forgot to e-mail me back fo da stuffs! 😯

    Tomorrow is my last day at the temp office. If anything I can interoffice them to you.

  217. wafan June 18, 2009 5:17 pm

    Glad you are staying home Frank Loyd, the right choice!

  218. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 5:27 pm

    Ok. So Vinnie gets a $80 – 100K signing bonus. Anybody here know what kind of salary he’ll get?

  219. djmitcho June 18, 2009 5:33 pm

    ho, da late notice. cannot make it to da udda side this weekend. gotta go to a baby luau on saturday and I’m responsible for making da chicken long rice. have fun though

  220. djmitcho June 18, 2009 5:34 pm

    dirty commish,
    what year you grad from DMHS

  221. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2009 5:35 pm

    Shane Austin’s dad is a consultant for the New York team in the United Football League.

  222. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 18, 2009 5:38 pm


    June 18th, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    Glad you are staying home Frank Loyd, the right choice!

    Easy dere my Northwestern friend…

    I like see ink on papah! :wink

  223. wafan June 18, 2009 6:32 pm

    dj . . .

    Yeah, sorry. Maybe next time someone comes up we can plan something. How was your Eastern WA CC with Homey and daughter?

  224. wafan June 18, 2009 6:34 pm

    whitey . . .

    One more day tomorrow with kids (1/2 day) when only my lolo frosh come in because they have not yet figured out they do not have to come in. Then the real last day for teachers will be Monday.

    And then the real celebration for summer break can start!!! Yahooooooooo!

  225. wafan June 18, 2009 6:39 pm

    Kazz . . .

    A man’s word is the only thing he really has. If he keep his word or breaks it we will know exactly what kind of a man he is.

    I prefer to think of all men as honorable until they prove otherwise.

  226. Mrs. A-House June 18, 2009 6:53 pm


    yur #208 – A-House family buying season tickets to support Coach Dana.

  227. djmitcho (iPhone) June 18, 2009 6:53 pm

    didn’t have cc with homey. More like my parents and him drank while I sang karaoke

  228. dubs June 18, 2009 7:02 pm

    yo i’ve heard stories about Wayne Hunter. he punched teammates out in the locker room and was the main reason why the UH Football team was banned from so many bars and clubs during his time here. he definitely is a scary dude

  229. SteveM June 18, 2009 7:08 pm

    djmitcho (iPhone):
    June 18th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    didn’t have cc with homey. More like my parents and him drank while I sang karaoke

    djmitcho–homey is actually a pretty good singer… did he sing? 🙂

  230. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 18, 2009 7:23 pm

    Dirty Commish- where are you getting the UFL info?

    I gotta cook dindin.

  231. SteveM June 18, 2009 7:33 pm

    Piper’s Son:
    June 17th, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    What’s the details for Saturday’s affair with Garret?

    Piper’s Son– I’d like to personally invite you, Diogenes, and Tom Mui to attend the party with Garret and Rich2176 on Saturday.

    Listed start time is 7:00 PM but come earlier or later. The earlier hours will be devoted to eating dinner (optional), talking story, and maybe a little karaoke for dinner entertainment (remember, the Tsai-kos are pretty good singers). From 9:00, the karaoke usually picks up and takes on night club aspects…

    Garret & Rich2176 Dinner Party
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 – 7:00 PM to closing

    Club Genji
    1785 S. King Street, Honolulu

    Main lounge

    Rich2176 and Garret coincide in visits this year. Join our stalwarth LoCal Tsai-kos in an evening of food, drink, and song! We have the main lounge to ourselves again. All invited!

    Cost: No fees (except $1 per karaoke song request). All food and drink optional. No minimums. Come anytime and stay as long as you wish.

  232. djmitcho (iPhone) June 18, 2009 7:37 pm

    SteveM- nope homey chose not to sing on that night

  233. Ralph June 18, 2009 7:38 pm

    Nebraska Huskies receive verbal commitment from two freshmen wahines to play volleyball. coach cook is taking early recruitment to a new level…

  234. Ralph June 18, 2009 7:40 pm

    June Jones headed to Kona for his June Jones Foundation golf tournament then to Samoa…are the UH coaches participating in the Samoa venture this summer…didn’t hear anything about a fb clinic in Samoa with the UH coaches…

  235. Ralph June 18, 2009 7:41 pm

    who is in charge of America Samoa recruitment- Tuioti?

  236. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 7:46 pm

    Re: Interview with Colt

    I swear Colt is Da Coolest Haole on the planet! I knew we had something in common when he mentioned his dream date being with Megan Fox. Coach Zorn needs to switch his depth chart around… 1. Colt Brennan, 2. Jason Campbell, 3. Chase Daniels…Todd Collins should just give it up and retire like that Favre cat! Better yet get rid of Campbell and Collins and go pick up Graham Harrell too, then have 3 “system QB’s” dominate the NFL. I hope Colt gets his chance if not he needs to be traded already. Either go to the 49ers, Dolphins, or go play for the Vikings with Adrian Peterson. IMO

  237. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 7:49 pm

    The Samoan Sackman was pretty mean, used to see him driving around Kalihi with his “Sackman” license plate when I was a kid… Nobody wanted to mess with Al Noga…

  238. Jason June 18, 2009 7:51 pm

    Ralph: Tuioti is involved heavily with recruiting as the Director of Football Player Personnel, but since he’s not a coach, he can’t actually recruit.

  239. Ralph June 18, 2009 8:07 pm

    pauoa boy tania brunton or megan fox? i’m still in brunton’s corner!

  240. Momo June 18, 2009 8:07 pm

    Would love to go to the KK but with house guest and other activities it conflict with the KK…Maybe next time..Garret will be there for me…

  241. Mrs. A-House June 18, 2009 8:09 pm

    An obersevation and only an oberservation:

    There are many UH alumni who, every year, donate generously to Koa Nuenue or Na Koa or to different colleges of their choice.

    However, there are many who chose NOT to make any donation, small or large, to UH. Makes me wonder why? This also applies to former student-athletes who have matriculated on to higher levels of their chosen sport. Was their experience so unfavorable or just do not care? Perhaps, there are other more pressing needs than donating to UH.

    Perhaps, it’s like what I experienced when I called Koa Nuenue to ask about making a donation and was treated very rudely by the lady who answered my call. She made very little, if any, effort to help me and responded very arrogantly to my questions like she could care less. She came across like a ton of bricks!! SHE should not be answering phone calls. This is not what UH needs!

  242. A-House June 18, 2009 8:11 pm

    DISCLAIMER: above post was NOT by Mrs A-House!!!

    gunfunit, goin get scolding again!!

  243. Ralph June 18, 2009 8:14 pm

    mrs. a house i checked US news report on colleges….it states that only 9 % of UH alumni contribute to the school…so its not only the athletes, its the UH culture…..students got to feel good about their UH experience and the graduates got to feel that they got a good education and the professors were interactive in a positive manner…

  244. Piper's Son June 18, 2009 8:15 pm

    DPK “The dirtiest UH players I ever saw were the ones covered in mud one rainy day back at the old Honolulu Stadium.”

    Was that the one Ahui (?) ran 4 TDs from kickoffs and/or punts? As he was from Hilo, he would have rain experience!

  245. Jason June 18, 2009 8:23 pm

    Easy, there’s not much that endears students to their university. Everyone here is proud of their high school, either because it’s in their neighborhood, or they went there on a G.E. for some special program, or their parents paid for a really good education at a private school; but there’s not much to be proud of when it comes to UH. It’s run down, professors aren’t the best, parking’s not great, the bureaucracy is a headache. Not to mention, when the university is in such a deep hole financially, there’s a tendency for people to think, “My $20 or $100 won’t do much, it’s just a drop in the bucket.” So they decide not to contribute at all.

    BTW, I just looked online: I really like how easy it is to make a contribution to ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue on their Web site:

  246. Ralph June 18, 2009 8:23 pm

    mrs. a house a good example, my daughter who will be entering graduate school at UH this fall. Her adviser suggest that a core course she needs be taken in her second year of graduate school, then he later tells the students to take it this semester because it won’t be offered all of next year (fall 2010 and sp 2011, including sp 2010). Then the department sends her info that states she has to attend symposiums on the day and time the class is offered with no exceptions. the symposiums are lectures only and are non credit. next course offering for the core class is in 2011. she is appealing to her adviser and I told her don’t ever join the alumnae this school is not student friendly.

  247. Ralph June 18, 2009 8:29 pm

    second point, dept states she is deficient in a linguistics course as an undergraduate..I looked up the course at UH Manoa, same course she took at UH West Oahu but not accepted as a transfer course..she got a B so grade shouldn’t be a factor. This course won’t be offered until 2012, yes 2012 per UH tentative 5 year course schedule..the only other linguistics course listed won’t be offered through spring 2013. Transfer grades to UH is one of the biggest complaint i keep hearing, no wonder when the students leave they just forget about this my soap box..

  248. Ralph June 18, 2009 8:31 pm

    one more thing mrs. a house, if the students aren’t giving back to the UH system, i doubt they would want to contribute to Koa Anuenue or Na Koa.

  249. Pride. June 18, 2009 8:36 pm

    When talking about mean football players, I’m not sure what it means to be mean. Do we mean on the football field or off of the football field?

    For the most part if you really get to know the football players, they are all pretty much like ktty cats off of the field. Easygoing and easy to talk to. Even guys like Al Noga, Niko Noga, and Semeri Ulufale. Some Tsai-kos met Al noga at a C.C. last year and experienced how down to earth and friendly he was.

    As far as mean football players on the field, the only thing I can think of is people that you really don’t want to mess with. I think of a mean guy as someone who hurts you when you make contact with them.

    Probably the meanest guy would be Scott Voeller who played Mac-backer under Larry Price and Dick Tomey from 1974 to 1978. Scotty was a pleasant person, but you pretty much didn’t mess with him. Most people were afraid of him because he didn’t talk. Even the coaches were afraid of him. He didn’t like his position coach so didn’t pay attention to him. He never talked to his coach and never looked him in the eye. Scotty looked out the window when the coaches were drawing up the plays and assignments on the board. Coaches knew this and were always shocked when Scott called all the defensive assignments exactly as they were drawn up. Scotty is also the best inside linebacker that I have ever seen play at the University of Hawaii.

    Second on the mean list is Mark Tuinei. Mark was not mean guy at all. When he played he was always kind of laughing, joking, and having fun out there. If he was serious about anything, he never really showed it outwardly. However Mark was one of those guys who when you hit him, the lights went out. I mean that in the literal sense. Actually, you never hit him, he kind of always hit you. He was never the nail, he was always the hammer. Mark was always kind of a slim looking guy, but you couldn’t let his looks fool you. When he hit you, it felt like you were hit by a Mack truck. When he played against us in practice it always felt like he was toying with us, as if he was kind of giving 75 to 85% as to not make us look so bad. And I played with guys like Jesse Sapolu, Jim Mills, Kani Kauahi, Bernard Carvahlo, and Jim Donovan. Looking back on it today he probably was toying with us.

    Third on my mean list is Carl Kennebrew, “Brew” as he was known back then. Brew wasn’t a starter yet when I played with him. His good years took place after I had graduated. However when Brew got into the action as an underclassmen, I knew that he would be a force to reckon with in the future. Brew was an inside linebacker also who had a hard head and a very solid neck and trap region. All I can remember about Brew is that when you hit him, you would get a permanent headache for the rest of the day. If you had to block him you would try to avoid hitting him in the head, but that usually didn’t work. He’d always end up making contact with you and that would be it. Headache.

    As far as mean guys off of the field, the next three guys that I name may not be mean at all. I’ve watched these three guys play and they were intense competitors. Like I said, I’ve never known them or met them, so I’m not sure if they are mean or not. But they were certainly competitive son-of-a-guns. Dana Directo, Junior Togiai, and La’anui Correa. These guys always struck me as the type of guys that you would want on your side when you enter a dark alley.

  250. Ralph June 18, 2009 8:37 pm

    and I thought i was sending my gripe to the wise one, instead its the forgetful one…now my rant goes out the window because a house won’t remember what i wrote in a few minutes… 🙂

  251. Jason June 18, 2009 8:42 pm

    Ralph: Yeah, I know what you mean. Part of that, though, is the budget cuts. At least in the math department, there are folks that split time between Mānoa and the CCs as lecturers. But now, there’s no money in the budget for those lecturers. That means tenured professors need to take over those 100 and 200-level courses. But since they are working those lower-level courses, they can’t offer the upper-level courses. That can be especially troubling when it’s the same professor who always teaches that 400-level course, so nobody else can step in and take that on as well. (At least in mathematics, it’s such a broad field that you have certain specialties that most other professors in the department may not be well-versed in.) Thus, students who had things planned out in a certain way are screwed.

    At least with undergraduate mathematics at UH, there’s a lot of flexibility in what you need to take—outside of a couple courses, you can take almost anything you want, as long as you get a 400-sequence in. But with other departments, there are certain courses you need to take, and when the scheduling of those courses gets messed up, then you are screwed. A friend of mine studying Food Science and Health Nutrition isn’t going to finish until 2011 because of something similar to your daughter’s case.

    Another issue is that a lot of departments like to offer classes at certain days and certain times. I’m not sure if it’s because of lack of facilities or what, but you see these trends. ICS classes are often in the late afternoon and early evening. Math courses are often Tuesday/Thursday morning to early afternoon. Because of that, you see conflicts in-department and with other pre-requisites. I know my friends who double-major are often disturbed by that, as they have to take classes from one department in the early morning then stick around for classes in the afternoon from another.

    And yes, as you said, transfer credits are NOTORIOUSLY hard to get at UH. I don’t understand it, even when you’re transferring within the UH system.

  252. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 8:43 pm

    Ralph #239,

    Das a hard one right there but I’m with you on that, I’m going with Tania Brunton. She’s more my type nice and thick in all the right places 🙂

  253. Jason June 18, 2009 8:43 pm

    Anyways, I’m glad I’m not in that headache anymore. The next two years at HPU should hopefully be less of a headache.

  254. oldie June 18, 2009 8:44 pm

    MeiLing, You’re welcome!

    Pauoa Boy, The post office guy said 7 to 10 days. He said no need to send by priority since it would take about the same time.

    Kama krab, Don’t think I got your address unless I you didn’t mention your blog name.

    Everyone else who reqested one should get the DVD by the end of this week. If you don’t, let me know.

  255. Jason June 18, 2009 8:50 pm

    Thanks again oldie! It’s awesome! It’s interesting to see Rolo, Brian Smith, and Stutz back then, and to see them now as coaches. 😛

  256. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 8:56 pm

    mahalos, yeah mail take at least a week regardless how you send em… but looking forward to watching that game especially since one of my guys is Mormon and all about BYU. I guess it’ll be on repeat all day long muahaha…

  257. g-nalo June 18, 2009 9:12 pm

    re: #249

    great stuff Pride, nothing like hearing it from experience.

  258. Garret June 18, 2009 9:14 pm

    Tombo found this great article about Jeff Ulbrich being with the 49ers for 10 seasons.

    From his days playing in Morgan Hill, Ulbrich has taken his career one step at a time. His goal wasn’t to reach the NFL, but to play his best.

    “It wasn’t like I didn’t dare to dream because I’d get crushed if I didn’t, I just played and progressed,” he said. “I progressed to junior college and I thought I could play at the next level. I played at Hawaii and I thought I could play pro ball … It was just one thing after another. I was fortunate to be successful at each level.”

    Considering the average NFL career lasts roughly two years, Ulbrich, 32, knows each offseason practice could be his last.

    “I always went into the season like I was that guy on the bubble and could be cut anytime,” Ulbrich said. “I think that’s what kept me up through these years. I’ve been here long enough to know nobody’s safe.”

  259. JaM June 18, 2009 9:14 pm

    Dana Directo is a really nice guy; serious student too. I was a TA of one of his classes.

  260. Garret June 18, 2009 9:16 pm

    Article about why BSU has avoided playing too many road games vs. BCS conference teams. While they win the WAC year after year, they sure haven’t done well against BCS conference teams.

    I’ve always just assumed the heavy hitters were trying to duck Boise, because it’s all risk and no reward — win, and you’re supposed to win; lose, and you lost to Boise. But why would Boise, ambitious as it obviously is, try to avoid the heavy hitters on the road?

    Boise State Road Games vs. “Big Six” Conferences Since 2000
    • 2000: at Arkansas …………. L, 31-38
    • 2000: at Wash. State ……… L, 35-42
    • 2001: at South Carolina ….. L, 13-32
    • 2002: at Arkansas …………. L, 14-41
    • 2003: at Oregon State ……. L, 24-26
    • 2005: at Georgia …………… L, 13-48
    • 2005: at Oregon State ……. L, 27-30
    • 2007: at Washington ………. L, 10-24
    • 2008: at Oregon ……………. W, 37-32

    I see. To deepen the hole a little further, Boise has also played two road games in that span against ranked opponents from the WAC, at Fresno State in 2005 and at BCS-bound Hawaii in 2007, and lost both by double digits.

  261. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 9:16 pm

    # Piper’s Son:
    June 18th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    DPK “The dirtiest UH players I ever saw were the ones covered in mud one rainy day back at the old Honolulu Stadium.”

    Was that the one Ahui (?) ran 4 TDs from kickoffs and/or punts? As he was from Hilo, he would have rain experience!

    That would be Aaron Ahu, IIRC.

  262. Ralph June 18, 2009 9:17 pm

    Catricala signs. Wetmore signs. Trapasso faints…

  263. Garret June 18, 2009 9:17 pm

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

    The Saser is a laser-like device that uses sound instead of light.

  264. Garret June 18, 2009 9:18 pm

    Researchers have created nanoparticles that could someday target and destroy tumors, eliminating the need for the current toxic, whole-body chemotherapies.

  265. Garret June 18, 2009 9:18 pm

    I think that it is great that this UK supermarket is generating energy from their parking lot–power is generated when cars run over speed bump-like road plates.

  266. Garret June 18, 2009 9:18 pm

    Parents are understandably upset that Continental sent their unaccompanied kids to the wrong cities on back-to-back days…having two flights leave simultaneously from one gate is really difficult for anyone, especially kids flying by themselves. I think that it is horrible that Continental didn’t inform the parents–they had to hear about the mixup from the airport.

  267. Garret June 18, 2009 9:19 pm

    Belgium teenager plans to sue a tattoo parlor because she says she fell asleep while getting a tattoo and woke up with 56 stars tattooed on her face!

  268. Garret June 18, 2009 9:19 pm

    Free play links pau.

  269. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 9:20 pm

    Yep, Pride, “Sam” and Al were both pretty cool the few times I was ever around them. Definitely guys you don’t wanna get mad though.

  270. Ralph June 18, 2009 9:27 pm

    but the tattoo artist insist she was awake all along the procedure…how do you fall asleep with someone puncturing your face with a needle and ink and one who ended up tattooing 56 stars on the left side of her face.

  271. DaMenehune June 18, 2009 9:51 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid May be
    Bobby Ahu. Four punt returns

  272. Ralph June 18, 2009 10:05 pm

    Pauoa Boy there is a job fair at the Marine corp base tomorrow and my daughter told me she is going over there to check out the job opportunities with the federal agencies…I told her don’t sign any forms especially if the guy looks or says he is a marine recruiter. 🙂 🙂 she said she won’t sign anything.

  273. al ™ June 18, 2009 10:09 pm

    i think bobby ahu had 3 punt returns to the house that night nov. 15, 1969. i was there.

  274. Admr in Manoa June 18, 2009 10:14 pm

    #261 – DPK —

    No, it was Bobby Ahu, who was the most talented of the bros. coming out of Hilo High. A tremendous talent; an elusive runner who could pass the ball 70 – 75 yds. in the air as a HS QB.

  275. uhwarriors June 18, 2009 10:14 pm

    It was Bobby Ahu that ran back 3 punts. On a fourth return, the last defender tackled him. It was a total quagmire that night and everyone was slipping and sliding except Ahu on the punt returns.

  276. al ™ June 18, 2009 10:22 pm

    wasn’t bobby the state javelin champ as well?

  277. Dirty Commish June 18, 2009 10:27 pm

    June 18th, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    dirty commish,
    what year you grad from DMHS

    Sorry for the late reply. Gym duties and Father’s Day shopping beckon.

    Graduated from DMHS in 1996… but I’m afraid I’ve already said too much…

  278. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 18, 2009 10:27 pm


    I hope you got that b****’s name that answered the phone.

    That is no way to represent Koa Anuenue.

    Luckily I never had that problem when I had to call to help set up my monthly donations.

    In fact, you know what. I’m gonna call the main number tomorrow and start playing newbie and while I won’t be rude, lemme see who wants to get in trouble for being a horrible representative for UH athletics.

  279. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 10:28 pm

    Um, er uh I stand corrected. It was Bobby Ahu, not Aaron. I knew it was a Hilo guy.

    So does anybody know what Vinnie’s salary will be? His signing bonus was between $80 and 100K

  280. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 10:30 pm

    What ever became of Bobby?

  281. COPO June 18, 2009 10:31 pm

    Congrats to Warriors for verbal commitment from Moanalua offensive lineman – Frank Lloyd, be wary of the PAC-10 recruiters! concerned about Frank’s 40 time at combine (if it’s correct time) – 5.72 is sundial time, if it is the true recorded time, the young man needs to work on running mechanics, speed and explosion drills. I will say that after viewing his video, he has good feet and balance. The good thing about Frank is his youth and I’m sure he will be working hard to improve his strength, conditioning, speed and quickness, as he prepares for College.

  282. Dirty Commish June 18, 2009 10:34 pm

    Pauoa Boy:
    June 18th, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    Re: Interview with Colt

    I swear Colt is Da Coolest Haole on the planet! I knew we had something in common when he mentioned his dream date being with Megan Fox.

    Do the words “Toe Thumb” strike a chord?

    Still not a deal breaker though. She is s-s-s-s-s-s-s-mokin’ hottie hot hot.

  283. the office June 18, 2009 10:39 pm

    Re: Bobby Ahu. I was there, too. I thought it was a day game. Memory’s fuzzy.

  284. COPO June 18, 2009 10:49 pm

    Toughest on the football field – when the lights are on!

    Semeri Ulufale – “ultimate wedge buster”

    Al Noga – As a red-shirt freshman listed at 220 DE, had a great game against Michigan and All-American tackle – Jimbo Elliot. Al “The Sackman” to this day is only player in UH football history to garner “first team” Associated Press (AP) All-American!

    Pete Noga – Unheralded compared to his brothers, Niko and Al, but those who played with and against Pete know of his on field toughness and ability – was also an outstanding special teams player, also made a reputation on kick-off coverage.

  285. Da Punchbowl Kid June 18, 2009 10:50 pm

    Yours and mine both, office. :LOL: More worse, I think John “Skippy” Lopes introduced me to Bobby once.

  286. al ™ June 18, 2009 10:59 pm

    John “Skippy” Lopes ?
    did he go to that kapalama hts school?

    and dpk, inquiring minds want to know if one can be introduced to someone more than once?

  287. al ™ June 18, 2009 11:01 pm

    i don’t think tuioti can technically recruit a player.
    i think miano is in charge of samoa. he gets a lot of help from alumni such as jim higgins.

  288. jm2375 June 18, 2009 11:10 pm


    Finished uploading my trip pics to Picasa.

    Last part of trip report. Homey you can skip this.

    Glacier Bay – beautiful scenery. Rangers came aboard to give presentations. They started making announcements over the PA at 7am!! grrrrr….

    Ketchikan – Only there for the morning, not enough time. Wasn’t planning on taking a tour, but found one right outside the docks for $20 pp and run by a local resident. Stopped briefly at a salmon hatchery, then went to this place to see bears and eagles. Saw about a dozen eagles, but no bears. Guess not enough salmon yet. On the way back to town, saw a pod of orcas in the bay. Had just enough time to get our souvenirs.

    Victoria – only had about 5 hours in port, so just walked around the city and came back early and had 2nd dinner. 🙄 Pretty town and more city-like than the other 3 ports. Didn’t make it to Butchart Gardens – a little too far out and the shore excursion price was steep. Maybe next time. After that, it was time to pack up. 🙁

    Anyhow, there’s a Travel Channel show hosted by Hawaii’s own Brooke Lee, that I think is on the NCL website, if you wanna learn more. There’s also an MSNBC (I think) documentary on cruising, with a focus on the NCL and the Pearl.

    OK, hasta manana. Oyasumina-tsai.

  289. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 11:27 pm

    Ralph #272,

    Yup beware of them vulturing recruiters they always got tricks up their sleeves 🙂

  290. al ™ June 18, 2009 11:39 pm

    howzit pauoa boy.
    i was in your old neighborhood today.

  291. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 11:43 pm

    Dirty Commish,

    She could have all oompa loompa fingers for all I care, as long as she knows how to use her hands, she’s still winnaz in my book. An apparently she does if she knows how to fix cars…definitely wifey material. Hot chick, works on cars…hmm… :mrgreen:

  292. Pauoa Boy June 18, 2009 11:48 pm

    oh nah, yeah when I return I going hit up my boy Chad Owens at his football school at Booth Park. I heard the turn outs been pretty good so far, but more so the younger kids showing up…get couple high school kids too. Too bad they wouldn’t allow him to hold the school at Roosevelts football field, heard Coach Chung is the athletic director now and never like them use the field, frikkin lose money dat guy.

  293. Ralph June 19, 2009 12:10 am

    what no announcement of a new post coming on soon!

  294. Pride. June 19, 2009 12:23 am

    Although MARSEC level is still 1, HSAS level is at yellow. Means that we need to check our emergency supplies and be on the lookout for any suspicious activities or characters in and around the workplace.

  295. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 19, 2009 1:11 am

    No can stay awake- nitey nite and SWEET Warrior dreams!

  296. roysan16 June 19, 2009 3:20 am

    I agree with everyone’s picks as which players were the meanest. If there was a top ten list I think Jason Rivers should be included. When sizing JR up in person there’s something I see with the way he holds himself, the aura he exudes and the command he gets from his team mates and opponents. My gut feeling he would hold himself favorable if someone unwisely crossed his path. On the field his play epitomizes meanness, for if you ever watch the biggest pops of the night, players smack talking or exchanging stare downs look in the direction of where JR is at. Most of us think of WRs as being good hands players, but JR had also the combination of being a brutal blocker and a punishing runner that was hard to bring down.

  297. mctruck June 19, 2009 5:08 am

    The really tough guys past and present, were/are, the one’s who never got to play, “prime-time” yet hung in there to cheer their fellow team mates who got the chance to play. Honor and appreciation to them fellas.

  298. jm2375 June 19, 2009 6:14 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!! TGIF!!

    Wow. 2 posts since 1:15am. Where’s the overnight crew?
    wafan – you sleeping in? or are you just so excited that it’s the last day, you wen go work early? 😀

  299. Kekoa June 19, 2009 6:17 am

    Good Morning economically weakened, stimulus seeking, barely employed, Tsaiko citizens of this land of Aloha! 😕

    We’ve still managed to make it to the end of another work week!…It’s Aloha Friday! 🙄

    Going into my zen-like inner sanctum for most of the day as part Deux of the Root Canal Chronicles continue at 3 PM. 👿

  300. djmitcho June 19, 2009 6:23 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a good Aloha Friday!

  301. jm2375 June 19, 2009 6:24 am

    Kekoa – take care!! can they give you laughing gas so you can sleep through it?

  302. Kekoa June 19, 2009 6:25 am

    Hi jm2375! ~ Have you finally adjusted to being back on dry land? No more mean old slave driver telling you to keep up the pace and ROW faster!

    Now you know the difference between cabin class and steerage!

  303. Kekoa June 19, 2009 6:28 am

    jmxxxx ~ Ordinarily I would “bite the bullet.”

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