Monday ramblings

Some thoughts:
• While it was surprising to learn that Malcolm Lane will redshirt this season, the move does ease a crowded situation. Backup wideouts Jovonte Taylor, Royce Pollard and Joe Avery are deserving of playing time. And, if needed, UH also can switch Greg Salas back to wideout, opening the way for reserve slotbacks Dustin Blount, Ryan Henry, Jon Medeiros and Jeremiah Ostrowski.
• Center John Estes and middle linebacker Brashton Satele are logical choices to be named co-captains. By position — each makes on-field calls — they are in leadership roles. It will be interesting to see if coach Greg McMackin decides to go with three or four captains. Some suggestions: Greg Alexander, Inoke Funaki, Rocky Savaiigaea, R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane.
• What about Leon Wright-Jackson as Lane’s replacement at kick returner? We all agree that he looks the best when he’s in the open field. At kick returner, he would field the ball in the open field.
• Once the Warriors begin practicing on the Cooke/Ching surface, it will be difficult to go back to the grass field. Cooke/Ching is weather-proof and, more importantly, it’s closer to the locker room and training room.
• We all make band-camp remarks. But, you know, why not? It would be nice to see the band working out, too.
• … And let’s stimulate the economy. It’s time to think about sending the band to the Nevada game. Or, at least, the San Jose State game.
• Does hurricane insurance cover tropical storms?
• Is a tropical storm the remedy for swine flu? It seems that way from the news coverage.
• Thanks to UnderArmour, the Warriors have new practice jerseys.

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And a very happy birthday to Sailor Blue.


  1. NYUH August 10, 2009 6:43 am

    It was fun to a punt return duel in the Hall of Fame game between two former UH players: Hawthorne and Mouton.

  2. Stephen Tsai August 10, 2009 6:47 am

    I wonder why they didn’t return punts at UH.

  3. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! August 10, 2009 6:48 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  4. bighilofan2 August 10, 2009 6:50 am

    hiya Tsaikos

  5. Maverick August 10, 2009 6:55 am

    Morning gang

    always thought that a great biz would be a “Rent -a- band” when the travel budget is tight.

    High School bands in that paticular town could step up in place of a college that doesn’t have the funds to travel there. make some $$ for their school.
    Could be a hit. Could be a bust.

    howzit BHF

  6. lava August 10, 2009 6:57 am

    Don’t see Leon returning kicks, and Ching field is probably too hot for everyday use.

  7. Stephen Tsai August 10, 2009 6:57 am

    Sounds like a good idea … for the Mainland.
    Might be awkward here if, say, Boise State hired the Punahou or Iolani band to play.

  8. Maverick August 10, 2009 6:58 am

    Getting ready to practice duck calling. “Felicia’s rain” coming soon to a Hilo theater near you

  9. bighilofan2 August 10, 2009 6:58 am

    lookin at da satellite wundermap, i thought Felicia was gonna get Kauai but now da bugga wen dip on da map an stay trackin fo da hale. no can figure dis out, scratchin da head.

    an dis got me to tinkin samoa about

    babydaddymama an Kekoa

    i figah Coaches Tormey, Shaw and da newSmith got nuttin to do with
    ML or DS’s decisions, and they sure sound like last minute decisions. give babydaddymama props on dat basic fak.

    so whats up, coaches?

    i hope da smuud supersluutz frum Tsaikoland get sum kinna skinny at da practice, stop samoa hemorage. cannot blame a breakdown in communication with upper campus or only a recuiting glitch wen da words coming from a player already here and talked about as one of the 10 best UH players.

    watcha tinkin ST ?

  10. Nalani August 10, 2009 7:07 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  11. Maverick August 10, 2009 7:08 am

    Boise St. would get a 3-piece kazoo band.

  12. Nalani August 10, 2009 7:09 am

    Any hard core fans going to a Monday AM practice? I wish I could but got so much to do before I leave for Japan.

  13. bighilofan2 August 10, 2009 7:28 am


    i see da sun!

  14. bighilofan2 August 10, 2009 7:29 am

    have a nice day peoples!

    go get em Warriors. have a great practice day.

    you too coaches!

    Go Warriors!

  15. royal crown August 10, 2009 7:30 am

    Reactions I’ve heard or read about Lane’s decision to take the year off:

    ST-“It hasn’t been easy for ML”
    Bobby C-“Unusual”
    babydaddymama-“It stinks”
    NYUH-“Good choice”
    Lava-“Lane will be missed”
    Jun Tao-“Good luck”
    Garret-“Best wishes to Lane”
    Slugger-“Good luck”
    Maverick-“Good luck”
    d1島: “Hope Mr. Lane has a successful year hitting the books”.
    Da Punchbowl Kid-“The main thing is, we’ll see him next year.”
    niho mano-“Malcolm, we the fans will mis you this season”
    bighilofan2-“my best wishes to you sir”
    wafan-“Good luck and good move, Mr. Lane”
    Maynard G. Krebbs-“Some people seem to forget that the players are students first and football players second – or is that being too naive?”
    Maverick-“Students 1st when playing CFB”.
    FloridaTed-“Nothing wrong with Lane’s plans, but”….
    Richfromoc-“Please don’t look down on people on wondering why this is happening”.
    mctruck-“Malcom Lane, I’m one of your many fans who believes, “you gotta do, what you gotta do.”
    Derek-“I don’t really get it”.
    al-“i will wish him the best and his family”.
    royal crown-“it seems odd”.

    A majority of the posts convey warmth (which is really good, and which I really like). A few put his decision under the microscope (mine). One was spiteful.

    If Lane came upon these responses he’d be overwhelmed that a good majority of the posters wish him well.

  16. NYUH August 10, 2009 7:43 am

    royal crown,

    I think that fans recognize the sacrifice that ML made to move here from Germany and acknowledge his efforts on the field. We have also seen some examples of ex-players not having coaching opportunities and/or graduate school opportunities because they haven’t graduated.

    And we have a lot of WRs right now who need the reps.

    I wonder if James Lofton would have stayed if he knew ML was going to redshirt?

  17. mana alohi August 10, 2009 7:49 am

    Time for folks to flee the storm and come to Las Vegas to wait it out. We need the tourist kala. We’ll return the favor and visit Waikiki when the feds decide to test the bomb again, oh yeah, they don’t do that no more. Oh well, we’ll think about visiting again soon anyway.

  18. Kekoa (iPhone) August 10, 2009 7:51 am

    Big Hilo ~ Match your Hurricane check list with mine:

    ➡ Wada (all kine)…reggala, soda, pipe, toilet, rain, riva, but make shua not from Ala Wai.

    ➡ No less den 1 case Spam & Vienna sausage. (Make shua you get at least 6 dozen Kalei eggs also).

    ➡ Got Rice?…100# bag should do.

    ➡ Pulehu meat should be soakin’ along wit da chicken parts and other animal organs.

    ➡ no fogit da Moloka’i Sweet Potato! (Put ’em inside da ba-b-q grill wit da Waimanalo corn).

    ➡ Last but not least, *POI* If all else fails, Poi will sustain you, and goes wit any kine fuud!

    Now, go check outside and make shua you wen tie down all your stuffs

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid August 10, 2009 8:02 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Da storm is a comin’!

    Alla Big Island guys be safe. bhf2, if you could, please stop by the farm and reassure my mini horse Commanche, that every thing is going to be fine. Koakane, I hope you and your family have a blessed day. Prayers for you all.

  20. chawan_cut August 10, 2009 8:06 am

    thats a great idea for LWJ.

    for the band comments, i think UH will start their practices soon. not sure how it is now with the 2 fields both in useable condition, but they practice usually in the evenings, opposite of the team, so no one knows they’re actually there.

    and i believe boise has “hired” local high school bands to play for their team before at aloha stadium. san jose brought their band down to hawaii one year too.

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid August 10, 2009 8:20 am


    I think it would be fun to see what LWJ could do at returner. Dat buggah has some jets in the open field.

  22. Maynard G. Krebs August 10, 2009 8:25 am

    Good morning good people!

    I assume that there won’t be any practice on Wednesday if the winds are bad and it is pouring. No sense risking colds, flu or pneumonia!

  23. al August 10, 2009 8:30 am

    kick returner candidate…

    although he will go on a mission next year, from what i have seen of his highligt reels, i believe the best kick returner we have is none other than true freshman mike wadsworth.

  24. al August 10, 2009 8:34 am

    best kick returners are not the fastest guy on the field.
    more importantly he has too “see the field”, make the first guy miss, employ his blockers, be quick to cut, have that burst of speed to get through the hole, have enough muscle to shake an arm tackle, and make that last guy drop his pants one on one.

    …chad owens for example.

  25. al August 10, 2009 8:48 am

    mouton had a preference of returning ko’s and not punts. cj i thought auditioned for kr in his hawaii days.

    why they are returning punts these days is simple….job security.

  26. Committed Road Warrior August 10, 2009 8:52 am

    I echo Maverick’s post #5.

    Surely the cost of transporting the UH band to the road games is super expensive. How many band members are on a typical travel squad anyways? 50? More? Less?

    It all adds up, especially when going from Honolulu to some of the more remote places in the WAC.

  27. Slugger August 10, 2009 8:53 am

    Great article on Coach Jones, ST.

    I’d love to see if LWJ could return kicks. He has speed. Just has to have field vision .

    Will the team practice in the rain? Cooke/Ching field has a surface that would hold up.

    No practice for me today. Getting some plastic for da windows.

    Malcolm Lane: Go graduate, guy! Worth more later in life than football. And I agree that we have lots of guys to stand in this year.

    Esme & whoosh….

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  29. Kekoa August 10, 2009 8:59 am

    DPK ~ Bradda…you told to me you wen get one *rockin* hoss from Toys R Us. So whaddabout dis odda hoss in bhf2’s back yard? Clara-fy please sir.

    Speaking of horses ~ LWJ can buck-a-loose like one stallion. If he can burst thru the seam da o-line creates for him, he’s gone! Problem has been his hesitation to shoot da gap, and then he’s trapped in the backfield for a loss sometimes.

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid August 10, 2009 9:03 am


    That would be my mini-horse, Comanche, who lives on the farm in Panaewa with my sister Nalani.

  31. djmitcho August 10, 2009 9:11 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone is ready for Felicia leftovers. The storm is causing me to change my travel plans a little. Gotta spend the night in Honolulu now. The weather here on Lanai is blah

  32. Kekoa August 10, 2009 9:11 am

    DPK ~ Tanks for da clarifications. I like da name! I get all kine visuals of getting ambushed on the way to Panaewa by cattle rustlers who had a look out posted while they were doing their dastardly deed.

    Eh!…get one story line for your next book “Panaewa Poachers!” Now if you could weave a little Warrior football into the mix….

  33. Kekoa August 10, 2009 9:16 am

    Happy Birthday to our resident Naval Academy grad, *SailorBlue!*

  34. LizKauai August 10, 2009 9:16 am

    Prayers for protection in the face of Felicia- may she bring much-needed rains to those who need them and dissipate quietly.

    ST- Mahalo for the article on Coach Jones. I still “Believe”!

    Big HiHo day…


  35. LizKauai August 10, 2009 9:17 am

    Oh Yeah- BRING THE BAND- EVEN THE ENSEMBLE… Nuff guys to get the crowd ENGAGED!!!

  36. djmitcho August 10, 2009 9:18 am

    Happy Birthday Sailor Blue

  37. Pride. August 10, 2009 9:18 am

    I really wouldn’t want to see LWJ at kick returner. He’s a big target, goin’ big kind ‘owee.

  38. wafan August 10, 2009 9:23 am

    Good morning, all!

  39. al August 10, 2009 9:23 am

    nalani….when will you be in japan?

  40. wafan August 10, 2009 9:24 am

    re: Malcom Lane.

    As a student academics is his personal business.

  41. LizKauai August 10, 2009 9:29 am


    Hauoli Lahanau SAILOR BLUE!!!

    Colt Brennan was spotted having his arm looked at by the training staff and seemed unusually tentative during his work in drills, but said afterward that he felt fine and that his arm was just tired from a combination of strenuous throwing and weightlifting yesterday, an assessment that Coach Zorn agreed with. “We threw a lot of balls yesterday and all of the arms were a little bit tired today,” Zorn said. “He’ll be fine.”

  42. Pride. August 10, 2009 9:29 am

    Happy Birthday Sailor Blue.

    “Anchors Away, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.
    Farewell to foreign shores,
    We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
    Through our last night on shore, Drink to the foam,
    Until we meet once more.
    Here’s wishing you a happy voyage home.”

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid August 10, 2009 9:37 am

    Sailor Blue-

    What Pride just said- all of that!

  44. Committed Road Warrior August 10, 2009 9:39 am

    Happy Birthday Sailor Blue!

  45. al August 10, 2009 9:42 am

    happy birthday sailorblue!

  46. al August 10, 2009 9:45 am

    just read the jj story by st.
    yup, he’s all that.

    somehow, in the back of my mind, i envision june coming back some day to coach at the university of hawaii once again. if not as a head coach, which i doubt, but, perhaps as our offensive coordinator.

    then he can come home and enjoy all the things hawaii as well as keep his passion for the game burning.

  47. Maynard G. Krebs August 10, 2009 9:58 am

    Sailor Blue: Happy birthday.

    Enjoyed sitting and talking with you and your lovely wife at Kekoa’s cattle call a month or so ago.

  48. A-House August 10, 2009 10:07 am

    Anchors away my boy, Anchors away and a Happy Birfday to Sailor blue – I personally like, Over hills over dale………..

  49. Garret August 10, 2009 10:12 am

    Happy Birthday Sailor Blue!

  50. Garret August 10, 2009 10:12 am

    UH Commit is listed as the #17 rated recruit in Orange County.

    17. Dominic Sierra (6-1, 206), La Habra, S – Sierra, shown right, is a newcomer to the list. He was one of the county’s fast-rising recruits in the summer, committing to Hawaii. Sierra was recruited to play strong safety.

  51. A-House August 10, 2009 10:16 am

    To answer ST’s question on “hurricane coverage” – your hurricane policy will respond only to damages caused by a “declared” hurricane by the National Weather Service in Hawaii.

    Your Homeowners policy will cover all building/contents damages from a “tropical storm” even if the wind speed exceeds 74 mph.

    Se safe everyone – water is just as bad as wind!!

  52. Garret August 10, 2009 10:17 am

    I agree that LWJ should get a shot at the kick returner position. Maybe they should wait a little while to see how much playing time he’ll get at RB, but he should at least practice a little there.

    I would assume that Brashton and Estes were set as captains. If UH is going to have 4 captains, I’d add Greg Alexander and Rocky.

    I would *much* rather UH save the money and leave their band home from road trips. That is an expense that just cannot be afforded right now. If UH solicits donors to sponsor the band, that would just reduce the available donations that those sponsors could give to UH. Given current economic conditions and UH’s budget situation, I don’t think we’ll see the band on road trips.

  53. Garret August 10, 2009 10:19 am

    I hope that everyone makes it through the storm okay…Mac will probably need to have another 2-a-day practice to make up for the practice that could be lost on Tuesday.

    I think that Wednesday is the first scheduled 2-a-day–hopefully the weather will be cleared up by then.

  54. Kekoa (iPhone) August 10, 2009 10:22 am

    Maynard G. ~ Shades of Thalia M. I thought i saw you lurking down by Gladys Kravits house!

    SailorBlue has a Navy fb team worried about containing our spread offense,

    Warriors Rule!

  55. SteveM August 10, 2009 10:23 am

    Good morning everyone!


    …at work today 🙁 …be back later

  56. JK August 10, 2009 10:23 am

    June Jones was the best coach Hawaii ever had and probably ever will. We all know after Coach Mac is gone that Coach Miano is next in line to take over the team. As much respect as I have for Coach Miano i think we will take steps backwards and i would like to see Niumatalolo come back and bring the spread. Get the killer defense and use that spread… chance we got to winning because Coach Jones aint coming back. Can you blame him???

  57. (Jesse)James August 10, 2009 10:23 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all have a good day….

    Happy Birthday Sailor Blue….have a good one….

  58. Garret August 10, 2009 10:23 am

    Big East coaches want the conference to expand. This could set off a domino effect for other conferences. The Big East teams are having trouble scheduling nonconference games, especially because conferences with big TV deals are offering $1 million to teams outside the BCS for nonconference home games.

    The current eight-team configuration has been nothing but trouble, especially scheduling-wise, and for the moment, the only thing the league’s coaches can do is complain about it.

    And complain they did.

    This season, UConn is flying to Waco, Texas, to play Baylor; to Athens, Ohio to play Ohio University; and to South Bend, Ind., to play Notre Dame. With teams such as Army, Navy, Maryland, Penn State and Boston College just a few hours away from the Huskies by bus, it boggles the mind that these teams can’t get together to not only schedule each other, but to save money in the process.

    “Do you know how much it costs to take a charter to Texas?” Stewart said. “We have to amend the scheduling. I’m going to be very politically correct here “¦ guys, we need nine playing members (in the Big East) so we can be four and four (home and away games). Four and three is a gut check. When you’ve got just three home games in your league, you’re scrambling (to schedule). You can go to a lesser league, hell, but that costs money to get a team to come in.

    “If you want to do a story on college football that will absolutely jump out at people, do one on what schools are paying these so-called “¦ I don’t like the word ‘mid-major’ … these other I-A teams. You need a million-dollar gate to play them. Do you know how tough that is? … What would be great for us is to add a ninth team and go four and four. It’s all economics, we need that ninth team.”

  59. LizKauai August 10, 2009 10:31 am

    Re tropical storm/hurricane insurance.
    As a homeowner (not an insurance professional), I discovered that one should also have flood insurance. There is a fine line between wind damage and water damage. I was blessed with SF insurance during Iniki. This year I added Federal Flood Insurance – juuuuust in case.


  60. Garret August 10, 2009 10:33 am

    NFL players and other professional athletes have an extremely high divorce rate.

    What forced Dearth to step outside his relative anonymity as a long snapper, and drove him to host study groups and dispense marriage advice to teammates, are sobering statistics that suggest 12 to 16 of the married Jets will divorce.

    The catalyst for his involvement came at a conference hosted by Professional Athletes Outreach, when a speaker told the audience that two years after retirement, 78 percent of N.F.L. players are bankrupt, jobless or divorced.

    Polls, studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that the divorce rate for N.F.L. players is between 60 and 80 percent, which is higher than that of the general population, where nearly half of marriages end in divorce, but comparable to athletes in other sports.

  61. Ethan Rom August 10, 2009 10:43 am

    Hello there!

    Hope everyone on the islands makes it out of the upcoming storm ok.

    Would love to see what LWJ can do on kickoffs. Any news on who may be returning punts this year?

    Hey LizKauai! I went on my honeymoon on Kauai this past July. My wife and I had a great time while we were there. We got to go to hanalei bay, and also this tour that took us to the fern grotto and the canyon! Wouldn’t mind going back. It’s so calm and relaxing compared to Oahu where I’m originally from.

  62. Kaimuki Kid August 10, 2009 10:47 am

    How about a alumni/expats band for road games, there should a number of ex- band members and for that matter musicians that are originally from Hawaii and can still play instruments get together to rally the team. Game music isn’t that hard to play and could probably be put together with one or two rehearsals, don’t have to be prefect….

  63. jm2375 August 10, 2009 10:47 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy birthday SailorBlue!

    Back at work, going thru my in-box, but fading fast (it’s 11pm in Europe).

    Garret – #58 – if they add another team(s), will that team also participate in other sports too? The Big East in basketball is waay too big already (16 teams? more?).

    OK, off to a meeting. esme and out.

  64. al August 10, 2009 10:48 am

    those that i would try at kick/punt returners and in no particular order…

    walker, wadsworth, chizzy, henry, blount, paclebar, pollard, and unfortunately christian is out, he would have been a top candidate.

    i took taylor off because his overall value to the team just went up.

    i think that chizzy or blount will emerge as punt returners with paclebar a dark horse. if the coaches have guts i’d give walker and wadsworth a long look at kick returners. henry has had some success returning kicks as well.

  65. wafan August 10, 2009 10:49 am

    A quick happy birthday to Sailor Blue! May your ships and boats never sink!!! Well, except when they come in to play the WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. al August 10, 2009 10:50 am

    #60 garret…while reviewing that tidbit of yours, i told the boss aren’t you lucky that i am not the starting qb for the new england patriots.

    her reply, “yah right!”

  67. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 10:50 am

    Rodney Bradley would be a logical choice to tryout at kick returner. He has quick speed and accelerates in the open field much like Malcolm Lane. More and more today we see the top teams utilizing their perimeter speed to return kicks and who can forget the OSU game at Aloha in 2006 when a certain Beaver WR broke our backs with KO return to the house.
    LWJ doesnot run with the same speed he once did while dominating 100-200 meter sprints as a prepster in the NW….Rodney is current-realtime and can rip through seams–we saw it in the spring and at the very least….he deserves a look .

  68. LizKauai August 10, 2009 10:51 am

    Hi Ethan Rom, welcome to the WB! Congrats on your marriage and glad you had a nice Kauai honeymoon!

    NFL Uniform Police are on the prowl……get-fined.html

    “Just for fun I figured I would list some of the fines mentioned in our meeting and different amounts.
    $5000 fines
    – High/Low whites on socks
    – Pants not covering knees (no skin should show below the waist)
    – Bandana
    – Wrong nasal strip
    – Hand towel alterations – towel must be 7 to 8 inches and have no tape on it
    – Tape not the same color of the shoe.
    – Jersey untucked (usually there is a warning for this one)
    – Jersey cut too short
    – Sleeves coming out of jersey – only QB can have this and only a certain amount can come out
    – Chinstrap undone ($7500)”

    See above link for the complete article.

  69. Unkanesson August 10, 2009 10:56 am

    Howzit Tsaiko Nation!
    Does anyone know what K5’s plans are for providing rebroadcasts of the games scheduled for PPV live broadcasts? I’ve looked all over their web site and found nothing. As a neighbor-islander with no digital cable service, I depend on the radio for live action, and on those delayed telecasts to see what I missed. Hope they’re going to keep providing them!

  70. whitey August 10, 2009 10:57 am

    Happy Birthday Sailor Blue!!!!!

  71. Ethan Rom August 10, 2009 11:02 am

    I think Bradley would be a good KR but would like to see LWJ take the bulk of it. This years WR corps looks dangerous with the speed and not to mention height that we haven’t had in most recent years.

    I think Chizzy will emerge as the top PR. I dunno, something about his name makes him sound like a jitterbug type player like Mike Brewster.

    What about Pilares at PR?

  72. al August 10, 2009 11:03 am

    i would have considered bradley too, however, like taylor their overall value to the team may be too great with lane out for the year. all of a sudden our great depth at wideout got seriously thin unless billy ray and pollard step up to challenge for a starting role at wr.

  73. al August 10, 2009 11:05 am

    lwj may not have the field vision to be a successful kick/punt returner.

    pilares is also too valuable at slotback.

  74. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 11:11 am

    I agree that KP is one of the top picks at PR…he is quick, mature, good-hands and can scoot through a crowd.
    Being a starter should not preclude participation in STs as a returner. Put your best on the field, that includes ST play which comprises one-third of the college game. ST returns can manufacture scoring or great field position but you must play the best on the field…

  75. d1島 August 10, 2009 11:12 am

    Game music isn’t that hard to play and could probably be put together with one or two rehearsals, don’t have to be prefect….

    Evidently not! 😆

    Happy Birthday SailorBlue!

  76. whitey August 10, 2009 11:20 am

    interesting to note that another school is having watermelon day for their fb team. after practice, the boosters and friends will be serving watermelon to players and coaches. this will give the boosters and fans a chance to meet the coaches and players. i am assuming that this meets the ncaa rules, but if it was done at UH, our compliance guy would be so slow to get an answer that the watermelons be rotten before it could be served.

  77. wafan August 10, 2009 11:25 am

    whitey . . .

    Better put in the request for 2021!

  78. d1島 August 10, 2009 11:26 am

    Wondering about how much of a contributor Miah Ostrowski might be this season? Seems like he had good vision while playing for O College both on the field and court. Good at changing directions. Recall that he was good at breaking tackles, too.
    Sounds like some of the prerequisites for PR.

  79. al August 10, 2009 11:28 am

    pilares was given a shot at pr earlier in his career. he appeared a bit too tentative. a kick/punt returner must have that controlled reckless abandom attitude, i.e. chad owens (oops there i go again).

  80. al August 10, 2009 11:30 am

    i wonder what miah runs a forty? 4.6 – 4.7?

  81. d1島 August 10, 2009 11:35 am


    IDK. No mo second hand on my watch.

    Wait….no mo watch! 😉

  82. BG August 10, 2009 11:39 am

    A-House…bruddah, you’re going back too far!!! I think you meant

    First to fight for the right and to build the Nation’s might…


  83. BG August 10, 2009 11:43 am

    With all due respect [[snappy salute]]

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of King Neptune’s finest!!! SAILOR BLUE

  84. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 10, 2009 11:44 am


    Would it be possible for the Honolulu Advertiser to post a football lexicon of the abbreviations so many folks use on this blog.

    For example, PR in my line of work means Public Relations. In football, does it mean it mean Pass Return or Punt Return? What does ST mean besides Stephen Tsai? Not everyone who reads this blog has the in-depth knowledge of football that some folks do so please help us out.

    Hopefully, the football handouts at the Wahine Clinic will include some of this information, but maybe some of the men who regularly visit this site needs some edificating as well.

  85. al August 10, 2009 11:51 am

    in case you forgot about chizzy’s potential

    does he remind you of a former detroit lions’s running back?

  86. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 10, 2009 11:52 am

    Whitey and Others:

    The new compliance officer at the University of Hawai`i Department of Athletics is not a guy but a woman. Below is a description taken from its websiate as to what the office does and how to contact her.

    The Compliance Office at the University of Hawaii has two main functions; to educate all internal and external customers, as well as monitoring rules compliance. The Compliance Office meets regularly with coaches and student-athletes to provide rules interpretations, information and pertinent materials pertaining to the numerous NCAA Bylaws. These efforts are needed to ensure institutional control.

    Our education efforts are of utmost importance. Many people are involved with University of Hawaii Athletics, including coaches, administration staff, and supporters. The Compliance Office knows the complexities of NCAA Bylaws and is continuing to evolve a comprehensive educational program for everyone in the community that collectively makes UH Athletics. All components of an athletic program must work together and each function properly, effectively and efficiently to ensure compliance. It must be a shared responsibility. Each person interested in the University of Hawaii Athletic Department assists the athletic program by knowing and complying with NCAA rules. For more information, please contact the University of Hawaii Athletic Compliance Office.

    As always, the University of Hawaii would like to thank everyone for their support of its programs.

    If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Paterson, Director of Compliance, at (808) 956-4501 or by email.

  87. BG August 10, 2009 11:52 am


    There are so many abbrv (sorry…couldn’t help myself 😉 that it becomes a matter of looking at what people are talking about and the context. Above, it referred to “punt returner” and kr was “kick returner”. There’s no way to list every meaning…ie in running “pr” is “personal record”

  88. Kekoa August 10, 2009 11:52 am

    D-1 ~ Trade in your old Akuhead Pupule watch on Ebay for one new digital watch.

  89. al August 10, 2009 11:55 am

    you mean you’ve been following warrior football and don’t know squat?

    no such thing as pass return, btw.
    pr=punt return
    st=special teams

    i think jason suggested this book for you to procure and read up on prior to sept 4th.

    no pun intended.

  90. SteveM August 10, 2009 11:56 am

    A bit of Tsai-ko trivia… early in the blog (and under different blogware), comments with “Stephen Tsai” would not get past the blog/language filter.

    So, “ST” became the standard for referring to or addressing Stephen. Fewer key strokes too. 🙂

  91. al August 10, 2009 11:57 am


    welcome back.
    we know you love us.

  92. al August 10, 2009 11:58 am

    i thought we used “st” cuz too lazy to spell the guy’s whole name.

  93. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 12:04 pm

    look, if we have a mighty mouse for PR the question is moot….but we dont, so Tormey is auditioning–KP is in the mix until someone breaks loose. The fact that he is a starter is of no moment and while Kealoha didnt distinquish himself in his first year as a PR, he remains on a steep learning slope….Im saying he is among several who will get a look and take reps in practice. I dont see, as yet, a clear choice.

    What about Bess?

    He showed glimpses of brilliance in his late 2006 debut as a PR than imploded the following year….some players explode in their debut others develop with time….we shall see, one thing for sure–the best will be tried, notwithstanding their starting role.

  94. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 12:10 pm

    ….yeah, al….luv u like gravy n rice….btw, as u know,
    ive been away– watching #69 and #70.

  95. Kekoa August 10, 2009 12:14 pm

    WDoc ~ At every T-gate you do more talking then listening. Listen and learn. Much info out there to pick up on.

    On the blog, tune into the subject matter and content. It may require cross referencing the player positions such as receivers/punt returners.

    Then you can determine that the subject must be about players who could be (pr) punt returners on the (st) special teams for example.

    It’s not as complicated as what Jason is teaching right now, but you have a few degrees from higher institutions of learning, you can figure it out.

  96. Garret August 10, 2009 12:15 pm

    I remember having a lot of posts rejected by the blog filter just because I used ST’s first name. Some times I’d type up an excerpt from an article and lose everything because I forgot and used his name. After wasting all that time several times, I just got in the habit of not using ST’s name.

  97. Garret August 10, 2009 12:20 pm

    I really feel badly for Amanda every time people complain about how slow UH’s compliance office is. On UH’s website, it appears that she is the only person in the compliance department. Schools like Alabama have *8* people in their compliance department and Wyoming has 3…with the NCAA adding more and more rules each year (now including social media sites like Twitter and Facebook), she really has to make do with less resources than her peers at other Universities.

    Given current budget conditions, UH won’t be able to add another person for the compliance department. But when 1 person at UH does the job that it can take 3 people at a low-budget MWC school or 8 people at a BCS conference school, we shouldn’t be surprised if things go a little slowly. In Amanda’s case, I do *not* think that it is laziness or a question of competence…it is just a lack of resources.

  98. SailorBlue August 10, 2009 12:21 pm

    Good day all you Tsai-kos and Tsai-kettes.

    Thanks for the b-day wishes…can’t believe it’s here again.

    Yesterday there was a discussion of Pride going bolohead if we reach the $2,000 goal during his participation next weekends in Relay-for-Life. Let’s see if we can make this happen…

    Was sorry to hear about the Las Vegas CC being canceled. Why don’t all you Tsai-kos that were going to Hooters in Las Vegas give those dollars to Pride’s “Save the Tatas’ (also known as Relay for Life) event this weekend.

    Check out Pride RFL website for details.

    Breast Cancer is a cause close to both Pride and my hearts. Pride lost his mother back in 2005 and Mrs. SailorBlue was a lucky one and has been clear for 7 years now.

    If you are unable to donate, how about coming out on the 15th and lending moral support.

    We are getting closer to seeing Pride bolohead and I certainly thank all of you who have already given. Every $$$ will be well spent saving other lives…

  99. LizKauai August 10, 2009 12:21 pm

    Colt’s Corner – Assessing the Scrimmage

    “In Saturday’s scrimmage, Colt Brennan had the opportunity to take the Redskins’ number two offense against the team’s number one defense. Unfortunately for Brennan, he and the offense were unable to do much against the starting defense. Brennan finished with respectable quarterback numbers, going 4/6 for 33 yards and a fumble unofficially.

    Brennan was in for two series. His first play in the scrimmage would be his best. On the play, Brennan hit receiver Marko Mitchell on a hot read slant for 15 yards. Brennan would hit Mitchell twice more in the scrimmage and add another to tight end Robert Angnone.

    Following the scrimmage, Brennan discussed his performance, the completions to Mitchell, and what it was like playing against the first team defense.”

    Click the link for the assessment.

  100. al August 10, 2009 12:21 pm

    #69 & #70????

  101. Garret August 10, 2009 12:24 pm

    High school basketball player is apparently going to skip his senior year of high school to play pro basketball in Israel. This process is getting earlier and earlier…at least this player is 18 years old, but skipping a year of high school is setting a precedent that other high school players might follow.

    Jeremy Tyler, the 6-foot-11 high school senior out of San Diego High, will likely sign a contract next week with Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Premier League

    Tyler, who turned 18 two months ago, will become the youngest foreign player to play in the Israeli league. He initially committed to Louisville but then announced his plan to spend two years abroad before entering the 2011 NBA Draft.

    He is the latest American, and first high school player, to leave to play professionally overseas.

  102. al August 10, 2009 12:34 pm

    reminder to you folks…

    pick up any potential flying objects around your home as well as your neighbors’ yards. even a 35 mph wind can send an object airborne and into your car, windows, and the like.

  103. koakane iphone August 10, 2009 12:36 pm


    ready post from this morning. Just got it in befor new blog posted

  104. letsgowarriors August 10, 2009 12:39 pm

    wf2 is back!

  105. letsgowarriors August 10, 2009 12:39 pm

    as for PR, jsut catch the ball and fall forward. cant get any worse than last year.

  106. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 12:44 pm

    #97, that is the tip of the iceberg–the issue runs deeper into the black hole of administrative lethargy and apathy alongside Dole St.

  107. al August 10, 2009 12:45 pm

    hahahahahaha…too funny letsgo. too funny.
    so officially speaking was it 2 yards per return or no yards per return?
    in any case, wouldn’t either numbers be new ncaa record?

  108. Pomai August 10, 2009 12:57 pm

    Anybody make this mornings practice??

  109. royal crown August 10, 2009 12:58 pm

    Looking at the point spreads of a few of the WAC games in the first week of the season

    9/5 Nevada @ Notre Dame

    The line (IIRC) on this game started at Nevada+17
    Today it’s Nevada+13

    For the spread to drop 4 points means that a lot more bettors are betting on Nevada

    With 18 starters returning for Notre Dame, plus Notre Dame having the home field advantage and only spotting Nevada 13 may be indicative of how strong of a team Nevada has.

    9/5 San Jose @ USC

    The line on this game started at San Jose+32
    today it’s San Jose+35

    In a 2006 game I remember Fresno leading USC at the half 17-14 before running out of steam and losing by (IIRC) three touchdowns. In another game (2007?) I saw lowly Idaho St. from the WAC giving the USC team a good game before losing 35-17. San Jose definitely will have it’s hands full, but I’ll be rooting for them, anyway. Anytime a WAC team does well a against the giant, aka cheater, it makes the WAC look good.

    9/5 LaTech @ Auburn

    The line on this game started at LaTech+13
    today it’s LaTech+13.5

    For LaTech only being a 13.5 underdog to the big time SEC school may be telling also of how strong another WAC team is, especially when you note that Auburn has the homefield advantage.

    9/3 Oregon @ Boise

    Boise’s a 5.5 point favorite over Oregon

    Hope Boise beats them substantially. Makes the WAC look good.

    9/3 Utah State @ Utah

    Cross town rivals clash, WAC vs. MWC

    Utah State is a 21.5 point underdog

    Another WAC game, where I’m hoping Utah State has a respectable showing

    9/4 Central Arkansas @ Hawaii

    Since there will probably be no spread on this game I say UH by 24.. 38-14

  110. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 12:59 pm

    lgw, lol, funny stuff…yet, if our PR did fall fwd, he would gain more yards PPR than we averaged last year….but the problem runs deeper and Im sure once Tormey, our first bonafide ST coach in nearly two-decades, breaks down game film, he will see our roll-back-blockers were outhustled by our opponents PR-D on the runback….c’mon, I would like to see double blocks on the gunner–realtime blockers!

  111. LizKauai August 10, 2009 1:02 pm

    COLT WATCH- While the article links have already been posted, this is a very nice shout out to Colt fans!

  112. labrat August 10, 2009 1:04 pm

    Hmmmm..I thought Mack said that they are going to put the best players on special teams. I think right now the best returner is Jovonte. I wouldn’t mind seeing Alex Green or one of the other runningbacks trying out at KR.

  113. letsgowarriors August 10, 2009 1:07 pm

    the KR and PR wont be the problem if we have ST breakdowns again, itll be bc the other 10 guys on the field werent doing their job.

  114. duffer (iPhone) August 10, 2009 1:13 pm

    @ bhf2

    Bruddah you get some power! Storm watch canceled for the Big Island. You one mover and shaker.

  115. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 1:16 pm

    betting on UH without accurate reports on the OL conditioning is blind. Weather withstanding I sure would like to see Gordie and Tormey in action. Central Arkansas is no push over with two highly touted DLM and a QB with BCS experience.
    Unless Hawaii can hit HRs on O or STs it will be a long night for warrior fans and enrichmentville for those going against the spread.

  116. al August 10, 2009 1:17 pm

    i am actually very excited about our prospects of having some real effort put into special teams this year. it has been long overdue as wf2 has mentioned.

    we seem to have an abundance of ideal candidates for kick coverage, what with all those studly linebackers and db’s with speed.

    putting some concerted planning and effort in to this third phase of the game will parlay our field position in to a more advantageous situation.

  117. d1島 August 10, 2009 1:28 pm

    Is it about time for a practice report?

    …..maybe some pics?

    …dare I say, maybe even VIDEO!!!

  118. A-House August 10, 2009 1:32 pm

    Some may not think that this post is not related to the Tsaikos 5 or 6 F’s, but the HA ran an editorial this morning about tapping the Hurricane Fund to ease the State budget woes.

    This item rears its head everytime our esteemed Legislators face a budget crisis and it appears this will continue to be the case.

    The article did a good job of outlining the “historical” record or the birth of the fund and how it evloved over the years until it was terminated and continued to earn interest. It was the first article to mention that the basis of the fund was $$$ we paid as premiums for Hurricane coverage after many of us were left without coverage (post Iniki). Many did NOT pay into this fund as their insurance companies continued to provide them with coverage.

    Why tap the fund now? To ease the overall budget probems of the State in conjunction with the ongoing furlough of State of Hawaii employees and subsquent labor dispute as some Legislators have suggested?

    If the fund is tapped for this reason, what about the hundreds or maybe thousands of others who are already unemployed because of the current economic conditons in our State, Country, and international market conditions? Is it fair to tap the fund so State employees do not have to give up furlough days or reduce the days from 3 to whatever or they do not take a pay cut?

    It is not an easy problem. I would prefer that the State REFUND the money to all those who contributed to it. Go ask the insurance companies for their records and you will find the name of each client who paid into the Hurricane Fund from beginning to end. They are the owners of the millions sitting in the Fund.

    When the Legislature created the Hawaii Hurricane Fund, and they will heartly disagree with this position, the Fund became a “mutual insurance company” (like State Farm Insurance Company) meaning that all clients are owners of the company.

    However, I do not forsee the members of our esteemed Legislature having the moral courage to reach this conclusion as this has become a favoriate “baby” to play with whenever they need $$$. They are already using all interest earned to support their favoriate causes.

    Has anyone seen a plan on how the Legislature will use the fund $$$ in case of a devstating Hurricane hitting one or more Islands? I haven’t and do not recall anyone mentioning a plan on use of the funds. It would be a sad day if $$$ are given to an individual or business who did not pay a single penny into the Fund.

    Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip at last, Hip Hip hooray, this donkeys ass is done!

  119. Bulla August 10, 2009 1:41 pm

    happy bday sailor blue….make it special

  120. d1島 August 10, 2009 1:46 pm

    btw, I no think the video that was on the site earlier was actually from this year’s camp….

    …after watching from -2:18, I HOPE it’s not this year! (looks a lot like last season IMHO) 🙄

  121. A-House August 10, 2009 1:47 pm

    Mrs A-House and I watched the 1998 UH vs BYU game on Saturday night and we both enjoyed watching the defensive and special teams play (thanks, oldie; we are looking forward to meeting you some day).

    We did not have GREAT players, but he had players with HEART and willing to play clean and hard; forever, huslting down field on punts and kickoff; crunching Detmer for sacks; defensive player always rusing to the ball; and a O-line that kept Gabriel mostly out of harms way.

    Both of us agreed that it has been a long time that we have seen a UH team with this kine of heart and hustle. Mrs A-House suggested that Coach Tormey review the game and show this to the 2009 defensive unit and all members of the special teams.

  122. WenatcheeWarrior August 10, 2009 1:53 pm

    Bess named starter, ahead of Greg Camarillo.

  123. Kekoa August 10, 2009 1:58 pm

    With our microscopic lens trained on each phase of practice, we have to remember certain things:

    1. They already have coaches for every position. (Dey don’t need us).

    2. They teach and train the boys to game standards. (Mmmmm yep!)

    3. They were selected because they are good at what they do. (Yes!)

    4. We have to place our trust in them. (They make the hard choices).

    5. They all understand that this is not P.E. (Gym class W-Doc).

    Who are we to 2nd guess what they are teaching and training the boys to do? Telling them that they should do this and do that. Or move so and so into doing something other than what they brought him in for…that’s out of our hands! When you are hired on for your expertise, then you can suggest something. Meanwhile, keep your powder dry.

  124. Rob25 August 10, 2009 2:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Sailor Blue!!

  125. Kekoa August 10, 2009 2:04 pm

    (Not you SailorBlue…you stay wet driving the boat).

  126. Kekoa August 10, 2009 2:08 pm

    I get it now…the bottle of USS R. Reagan Wine you had me ‘taste’ was a silent salute to your born day! Hehehe…I know Powder Puff enjoyed her bottle, she just doesn’t remember why?

  127. Rich2176 August 10, 2009 2:11 pm


    I’ve done my best to accomodate everyone. There may be some seating changes once you get to the game. I had to break up a couple of large groups, but knowing the stellar attitudes of our little group, I’m sure a few folks won’t mind moving up or down a row so the larger groups can be together.

    I have one request. If any of you have extra tickets, please mention it on the blog or email me. AND PLEASE, pass them on at the price you paid me for them. I don’t go through all of this trouble so other people can profit.

  128. Kekoa August 10, 2009 2:11 pm

    Hiya Rob25 ~ It won’t be too much longer before Frank returns from the Sandbox. Ya Hoo! He’ll be back to see some fb practices sessions!

  129. whitey August 10, 2009 2:15 pm

    bhf2, braddah i don’t know what you did, but somehow you moved felicia away from hilo. i don’t know what dance you did, but got to try something similar.

    dang, if no more one another depression developing into a possible hurricane east of us. hope it follows enrique’s path and miss us completely.

  130. whitey August 10, 2009 2:18 pm

    if hawaii was a few degrees south, we would be right in the line of fire. south of us looks like a highway of wind and rain for days to come. ouch, ouch

  131. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 2:21 pm

    well, when your STs are consistently ranked in the bottom 10 of D1A football and your OL leads the nation in sacks and you are paying $1.1 m a year to pay Hawaii’s football HC for excellence, every tax payer has a right to question as well as a season ticket holder or ppv fan.
    I dont buy into the presumption that coaches are infallable any more than the Pope, the President, Dan Inouye, Linda Lingle, Mufi Hanneman, Jim Donovan or MAC.
    If u do that is your kuleana but dont question those that do exercise their right to question.
    Why do u feel threatened if u r so secure with your opinion?
    You are a blind fan and enjoy the worship and sugar coats…others dont and trust their eyes….so what?
    Dont be so provincial! U r better than that brah!

  132. Kekoa August 10, 2009 2:22 pm

    Eh Whitey!…Bhf2 get da Mana! Wait until he comes ovah to Oahu wit his special juju beads for the season opener! It better be plenty powerful because those boys can hoot, holler and play some football!

  133. whitey August 10, 2009 2:29 pm

    kekoa, you probably right.

  134. d1島 August 10, 2009 2:33 pm


    Thanks Princess!

  135. Pride. August 10, 2009 2:33 pm

    Who is WF2 addressing?

  136. whitey August 10, 2009 2:35 pm

    right now, it is hot, plenty sunshine, no clouds over lanai, and regular wind. know storm is above big island, but not seeing anything weather changes to indicate that storm is imminent.

  137. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 2:36 pm


  138. Maynard G. Krebs August 10, 2009 2:38 pm

    The (State) hurricane fund was set up in 1993 to provide hurricane coverage when the private carriers decided to leave the islands after Iniki.

    The insurance companies began to realize that we were not Florida and subject to hurricanes on a yearly basis and came back in the Hawaii market about seven years later. The law establishing the fund said that once the fund was terminated, the moneys had to go back into the general fund.

    The State’s project is by law required to be balanced. The legislature doesn’t want to raise taxes to balance the budget nor does it want to RIF people or chop programs or have furloughs and so they pass the buck, so to speak, to the governor. Under our system of government, the governor cannot raise moneys and so has to do other things to balance up the budget. The unions will raise hell if she RIFs or furloughs workers.

    So the easy way out is to grab the moneys in the hurricane fund.

    Of course if a hurricane should strike, and the insurance companies once more abandons us, we would need a fund IN PLACE because there is a mandatory requirement by the banks and lending institutions for wind and hurricane insurance otherwise without the insurance policies the financial institutions would have to foreclose on the properties! So terminating the fund would be irresponsible – but since when does the lawmakers require responsibility?

    sorry for the above long-winded message

  139. Pride. August 10, 2009 2:38 pm

    Thanks you WF2.

  140. Maynard G. Krebs August 10, 2009 2:39 pm

    slip of tongue or fingers – 3rd paragraph “project” should be “budget”

  141. d1島 August 10, 2009 2:47 pm

    An ill-wind blows…

  142. Da Punchbowl Kid August 10, 2009 2:49 pm


  143. Pride. August 10, 2009 2:58 pm

    I’m not a smart guy. What is infallable?

  144. LizKauai August 10, 2009 2:59 pm

    re 131- stfu… there…I said it.

    Re Hurricane Fund- don’t touch it – at least not until December.


  145. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:01 pm

    #144 – stfu?

    special teams fooling u?

    Das what the Titans did to the Bills yesterday. STFU.

  146. d1島 August 10, 2009 3:01 pm


  147. Kekoa August 10, 2009 3:02 pm

    wf2 ~ Are you speaking to me in #131? I have to assume you are.

    Your favorite word is sugar coat. I’ve noted your use of it before. Other descriptors used are blind fanand provincial. That’s your opinion. That’s what you see. Then so what if I am! I won’t disagree.

    Truth is, I do trust in the people who were chosen to run the program, and I like to watch and stay out of there way. Support from me is not going to make or break the program.

    What I enjoy doing is taking it all in. College football, great stuff! I don’t get all tripped up with X’s and O’s, I let the armchair opinionators do all that. I just sit back and enjoy the ride! We’re all we’ve got! Small time stuff compared to the rest of the Nation…but it’s OURS! Funny, we’ve made quite an impression on some of the BCS and non-conference teams lately.

    You seem intent on focusing on the money coach Mack is paid. Compared to other coaches around the country, it’s chicken feed! I happen to find the man a very likeable person who happens to be a pretty damn good HC. I happen to think he’s still a work in progress, and he has made progress! It ain’t over yet, the best is yet to come.

    I choose to get behind the Warriors because they are not professionals. They are someone’s son trying like hell to get an education and in some cases fighting to make the team.

    I could care f@#!$ less if they were ranked in the bottom 10 or 100 of D1A football or if the OL leads the nation in sacks. I know they will do better this year because maybe my blind faith, or my provincially proud Polynesian ways make me wish that they will. I know one thing, they will silence the critics like you.

    I know you enjoy taking potshots at the Tsaiko faithful from your catbird seat. So fire away! It’s your dime.

  148. whitey August 10, 2009 3:04 pm

    glad was not on taiwan last weekend. they had 114 inches of rain. that’s 9+ ft of water in 3 days. ouch, ouch, ouch

  149. LizKauai August 10, 2009 3:06 pm

    NICE VIDEO, Princess Leila!

  150. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:08 pm

    Kekoa, you’re so provincial. Perhaps you need to get out into the world and experience new things, people, and cultures. September will be a good chance for you to do that. Go to Las Vegas, once you’ve seen that place, you’ve pretty much seen it all.

  151. Da Punchbowl Kid August 10, 2009 3:11 pm


    Just for giggles, would you care to share the number of languages you speak or the number of countries you have lived or served in? Perhaps that will dissuade some posters from over using the term “provincial”.

    The better metaphor might be to say that most posters here are from “Warrior Country” and as such, our posts may reflect a certain level of support and appreciation for the Warriors. Is that so odd on blog devoted to the Warriors?

  152. SailorBlue August 10, 2009 3:15 pm

    Seems I have heard this broken record of an argument before…

    At this point in the season (less that a week of practices complete), we should be in the optimistic phase. Let’s wait to to we at least start playing games to get so negative and start our finger point and arm chair quarterbacking…

    Just my $0.019999999 worth (or $0.02 cents to all the non-math folks)…

  153. Kekoa August 10, 2009 3:16 pm

    Pride ~ Come to my ‘Provincial’ Condo in Vegas for the post game BBQ on Sunday. I may be grilling Crow!

  154. Da Punchbowl Kid August 10, 2009 3:18 pm

    Oh, and friend Kekoa, do include the number of distant domains in which you actually own property. That number number would hardly reflect ownership by one who might be considered “provincial”.

    Forsooth, if you do not wish to share such information from either this or my previous post on the matter, that would be perfectly understandable, for such behavior might be deemed truly immodest and certainly more “provincial”.

  155. Kekoa August 10, 2009 3:19 pm

    SailorBlue ~ Our exchange rate in Europe is so devalued, I don’t think it even registers!

  156. Rob25 August 10, 2009 3:20 pm

    😯 Liz! You go girl! Take no prisoners!

    👿 Kekoa, I stand proudly behind you. Your years of service show me loyalty, respect, and dedication are given to those that earn it! You, my dear friend, have definitely earned that from me!

  157. wafan August 10, 2009 3:22 pm

    Liz . . .

    Is that you? Really?

    Dang, woman. Eat some carbs.


  158. Garret August 10, 2009 3:22 pm

    Congratulations to Greg Salas for being one of the 37 players named to the “Watch List” for the 2009 Biletnikoff Award!

  159. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:23 pm

    Kekoa doesn’t have to prove anything to anybody.

  160. SailorBlue August 10, 2009 3:24 pm

    Kekoa ~ I could have said 24.49 Korea Won but figured that would have confused too many people…

    BTW, care to bring me some guud Tsai-ko fuud from Las Vegas…I’ll probably be on my way to Sri Lanka and will need some good grindz when I get back…

  161. d1島 August 10, 2009 3:27 pm


    Dang, woman. Eat some carbs.

    Now THAT’S funny!


  162. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:28 pm

    Where’s Sri Lanka, is it past Kaena Point? I don’t get out past Makaha very much? I’m not a worldly person.

  163. Da Punchbowl Kid August 10, 2009 3:28 pm

    No, he doesn’t.

  164. al August 10, 2009 3:29 pm

    ummm. mr. pride. i believe that the word was misspelled.

    infallable = infallible

    we all make mistakes. why i heard even monkeys fall out of trees.

  165. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:31 pm

    Yeah monkeys….they’re sooo cute.

  166. Kekoa August 10, 2009 3:31 pm

    DPK ~ I never bothered to count the different countries. Easier to just say I traveled the globe on assignment. Many times we were in and out of a particular city when it was said that officially we were never there! Unable to speak any particular language fluently, but can get by in a pinch by knowing many vocabulary words for some.

  167. al August 10, 2009 3:33 pm

    kekoa, true to his name, the brave one. yah, you have nothing to prove, you have proven it already.

  168. al August 10, 2009 3:34 pm

    and here’s me, i know pidgin english and kapakahi japanese. oh, throw in a few “bad” words from various languages.

  169. SailorBlue August 10, 2009 3:34 pm

    Mrs SB & I have found that as long as we learn how to ask for fuud (including beru) and the toilet we can survive just fine…everything else is gravy.

  170. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 3:34 pm

    kekoa, u sent the first volley across my bow so dont act.
    if anyone is a false crack artist it’s u!
    Im content expressing my view without involving u but u like to pontificate to others so im just representing my point of view….and dont disquise the polynesian card for being miopic….your heritage has nothing to do with your intolerance for diverse opinion.

  171. Ralph August 10, 2009 3:35 pm

    me too

  172. d1島 August 10, 2009 3:35 pm

    ….standing by for the “rice and gravy” retort. 🙄

  173. al August 10, 2009 3:35 pm

    pride. remember that monkey bar at the old pearl city tavern. there was one who kept playing with his guebos.

  174. jm2375 August 10, 2009 3:37 pm

    Howzit Kekoa!

    #155 – rajah dat! Keed’s birthday was last week and she got 40 euros from our friends as a present. I gave her $60 in exchange. ouch ouch ouch. BTW, when we going have our discussion on the intricacies of the languages of the Iberian Penisula?

    Kay den, off to run errands. Gotta get to the post office before they close to pick up 3 weeks worth of junk mail….

  175. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:37 pm


    I know you enjoy taking potshots at the Tsaiko faithful from your catbird seat. So fire away! It’s your dime.

    I hope no one is taking pot shots at me. I stay on a first name basis with “da tita leadfoot steel toe kicker girl” from Nawiliwili harbor’s friendly neighborhood bar & grill. No fool me, or you gotta fool with her. BEWARE.

  176. d1島 August 10, 2009 3:38 pm

    Speaking of “standing by”….

    Wea you was today?

    SitRep kudasai.

  177. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:40 pm

    I think Homey would be a good punt returner.

  178. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:42 pm


    August 10th, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    pride. remember that monkey bar at the old pearl city tavern. there was one who kept playing with his guebos.

    Wow al, no laugh at me, was itchy you know.

  179. wafan August 10, 2009 3:45 pm

    How provincial . . . finger pointing.

  180. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:45 pm

    Okay, I gotta go. I goin read some non-sports related books tonight. I need to get a little more culture and expose myself to the world. Wait, something’s wrong with that statement, I’m not quite sure what, but something doesn’t sound right.

    Oh, and by the way…Daniel Inouye is infallible in my book.

  181. al August 10, 2009 3:46 pm

    visual imagery of post 178.
    now come over here and wipe up the coffee i just spat all over my monitor.

  182. Pride. August 10, 2009 3:47 pm

    A hui hou.

  183. al August 10, 2009 3:48 pm

    yup, i, once again, agree with you pride. by the time they find homey he’ll be in the endzone.

  184. LizKauai August 10, 2009 3:49 pm

    bye, Pride.

  185. Kekoa August 10, 2009 3:50 pm

    Pride ~ We had a saying on the team that expressed our way of dealing with our enemies. I’ll have to tell you about it at the next cc. Sometimes I do get tempted. It almost got me arrested once…thank goodness ST stepped in. I think it was more to save himself tho! Bwhahahaha!

  186. al August 10, 2009 3:51 pm

    kekoa san
    first tailgate

    should i do slow cooked bbq ribs with the boss’ homemade sauce that just falls off the bone
    slow roasted mexican adobo pulled pork butt that is fork tender?

  187. al August 10, 2009 3:53 pm

    wdoc wants to know if,

    ST in you recent post refers to special teams or stephen tsai or some thing?

  188. al August 10, 2009 3:54 pm

    okay. gotta go batten down the hatches mates.

  189. (Jesse)James August 10, 2009 3:55 pm

    d1…#161….ditto to that….fricken’ funny…LMAO

  190. SailorBlue August 10, 2009 3:56 pm

    Al ~ you didn’t ask me but I vote for the mexican adobo…

    Man I can’t wait for the ‘gater…((stomach rumbles with anticipation))…

  191. Rob25 August 10, 2009 3:58 pm

    First tailgate?

    Al…some of us still have to work that day. Most won’t be at the first tailgate due to time constraints. Although there could be a nasty bug going around the island that day.

    Save some for me for the aftergame tailgate. Good fun!

  192. […] Stephen Tsai has some Monday ramblings. Some excerpts: While it was surprising to learn that Malcolm Lane will redshirt this season, the […]

  193. d1島 August 10, 2009 4:01 pm

    mexican adobo?

  194. wafan August 10, 2009 4:05 pm

    For the pc police that would be Hispanic adobo.

  195. Kekoa August 10, 2009 4:08 pm

    Wf2 ~ I don’t have time to get in a pissing contest with you. You come on here with your inflammatory remarks and then try to make it seem like it’s our problem. Why, out of tons of coments on this blog, the minute you come on, sh$t happens?

    False crack artist?. There would be nothing ‘false’ about it. You like to goad people into a fight. Go bark up another blog.

  196. royal crown August 10, 2009 4:10 pm

    Team Captains-



    I’d like having only two team captains as I feel that having two solidifies the overall leadership on the team. Whereas I think having four team captains dilutes the leadership and therefore not as effective.

  197. Kekoa August 10, 2009 4:11 pm

    Wf2 ~ I don’t have time to get in a pi$$ing contest with you. You come on here with your inflammatory remarks and then try to make it seem like it’s our problem. Why, out of tons of coments on this blog, the minute you come on, sh$t happens?

    False crack artist?. There would be nothing ‘false’ about it. You like to goad people into a fight. Go bark up another blog.

  198. LizKauai August 10, 2009 4:14 pm

    Ah- FIRST GAME activities… Glad there will be a T-Gate… how about Saturday. Any activities? I need to make my plane reservations…


  199. Rob25 August 10, 2009 4:16 pm

    Saturday is the Okinawan Festival Liz!

  200. Rob25 August 10, 2009 4:17 pm

    Do I hear a CC or KK for that Saturday?

  201. d1島 August 10, 2009 4:25 pm

    Okinawan Festival?

    Wear Purple! (Go Wildcats X 2!)

  202. Tombo Ahi August 10, 2009 4:28 pm

    hey, that #192 spam is copying me!

    i gonna go sic lizkauai on that fool.

  203. wafan August 10, 2009 4:45 pm

    Eat purple!!!

    Mmmmmm, Okinawan sweet potatoes!

  204. Kekoa August 10, 2009 4:48 pm

    Welcome home JM2375! I answered your post about the subtle differences of Iberian influence and put it in your email box.

    I try not to post too much about it on the blog because then Pride gets upset. He feels slighted because he has a hard time finding some of these places on the map. He doesn’t get out past Nanakuli much anymore. I’ll take him to Ford Island one day, I know he’s never been there.

    Sounds like the keed had a blast! Funny how they grumble about stuff, and then when they see that it comes with boys that suddenly are paying attention to them…hmmm.

  205. royal crown August 10, 2009 4:59 pm

    cont. #196

    The reason I like Alexander is because I think of all the players he has proven himself by leading in the off season workouts. As opposed to any other player I think he is the one player that players around him can look up to. Remembering from last year Alexander shows a lot of toughness to endure the hits he took. As a fellow player you love seeing this type of quality in a leader. For in one play he could take a mean hit and then in the next not be afraid to tuck the ball and run. I also believe by selecting Alexander as captain it would be the spark and inspiration that could lead him into performing better on the field.

    The reason I pick Fonoti is that I think Fonoti would put his heart and soul into leading the team with the same passion as he shows in sacking a quarterback. I also think others would look up to him. And I think he would lead and urge others by the way he carries himself on the field.

  206. al August 10, 2009 5:09 pm

    rob25…i know some who will be taking a voluntary furlough that day.

  207. al August 10, 2009 5:12 pm

    d1….i know its hard to believe but, adobo is a spanish seasoning. all hispanic cooking include a variation of adobo and of course the filipino adobo.

    btw, the boss claims that the adobo at the philmart in kihei is the best she has ever eaten. i think there secret is to use the belly pork only and some dufran.

  208. al August 10, 2009 5:14 pm

    personally, i think although he is a quiet leader, estes deserves to be a captain for his four years here as well as the fact that he too stepped it up this spring and summer.

    there also should be a st captain. hopefully a semeri ulufale clone will emerge.

  209. al August 10, 2009 5:15 pm

    lizk….in the past three years, i don’t remember when we didn’t have a tailgate.

  210. Ralph August 10, 2009 5:22 pm

    what’s in an adobo sauce? and what is dufran?

  211. Derek August 10, 2009 5:25 pm

    Not Wright-Jackson for kick returner. The best returners are receivers or DBs. I.E. Owens, Bess, Branch, Khan-Smith, Sydner, Newberry, etc.
    They gotta have good hands, shiftyness, and quickness. Speed helps a lot too. My nominations. Henry, Blount, Taylor. You cannot underestimate the importance of the kickoff and punt retuner. It can make or break the game on one play. These are very important positions.

  212. Slugger August 10, 2009 5:26 pm

    Happy birthday, Sailor Blue!!! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!


    Sephora should have more OPI “Dark Room” Warrior green nail polish in on Wednesday. New color & just in time for football season. Very close to the dark evergreen in the UH football color scheme.

  213. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 5:54 pm

    kekoa, lets talk substantive football. That’s what I like.
    Tell me Y u r so high on our D.
    What are JUCO downsides at DBs?
    What r your thoughts on ST play.
    Any post mortem thoughts on the Destin Stewart fiasco?
    What was the ‘coup de grace’ that tripped-up Stewart’s LOI?
    What lesson can we learn going forward?

  214. Kazz August 10, 2009 5:55 pm

    Nice of UA to continue to fulfill their obligations to UH football with new practice jerseys after one season. :mrgreen:

    Did the previous outfitter do this considering the kind of money that other outfitter makes on an annual basis? I think not… Considering the way a lot of those uniforms looked like in 2007. 🙄

  215. letsgowarriors August 10, 2009 5:58 pm

    isleboy is reporting on WSN that the OL today was estes, hansen, thomas, letuli, kia. that is a huge OL.

    where are the practice reports?

  216. Kekoa August 10, 2009 6:09 pm

    Dereck ~ When you get a chance, come watch practice. You will be amazed by our punter, Alex Dunnachie, as he puts on a dazzling display of high hang time punts. This will cause the opposition to hesitate to gather in a punt when they are surrounded by a host of defenders.

    If they call for a fair catch, they best be able to field it cleanly. If they choose to get away from it, our guys can down it deep in their territory.

    Meanwhile our guys get excellent practice at fielding some difficult punts. Therein lies a huge teaching point for the ST coach. (Al, in this instance we’re talking Special Teams and not our blog host).

  217. warriorfanny2 August 10, 2009 6:15 pm

    The shift of Thomas to OG speaks volumes for Gordie Shaw’s plan to play smash ball…now we need to see the delicate coaching and execution.

  218. J-Dog August 10, 2009 6:17 pm

    for all you UH merchandise lovers, the uhrainbowtique website now has a separate website for the Fort Street Mall store.

    They have some stuff not for sale at the other rainbowtique locations.

  219. A-House August 10, 2009 6:45 pm


    The Fort Street Mall store is now open?


    Me and Homey and Princess Leila and BG and Lakeside and 3-Prong can go look and give you guys the “skinnies”.

  220. chawan_cut August 10, 2009 6:49 pm

    hawthorne vs mouton game highlights

  221. letsgowarriors August 10, 2009 6:50 pm

    wats the website for the Ft. Street Mall store?

  222. d1島 August 10, 2009 7:10 pm

    From PBN (8-5-09)

    The University of Hawaii’s Rainbowtique new downtown store will open next Friday.

    The 1,800-square-foot store is located at the Oceanit Center at the Fort Street Mall.

  223. Pomai August 10, 2009 7:15 pm

    I had asked the question before and got no response, so I guess no one attended today’s practice.

    “nuff wit da negative waves”

  224. letsgowarriors August 10, 2009 7:18 pm


  225. whitey August 10, 2009 7:18 pm

    so far so good with felicia. i don’t know if i looking at the satellite imagery the correct way, but it seems that felicia is heading northwest away from the state. getting some easterly winds, but evening sky looks normal. maybe “dancing” does work.

  226. Kazz August 10, 2009 7:18 pm

    Practice is great and ANYONE can come. Fans can come and decide for themselves what to think.

    Good thoughts or bad no one is wrong when they’ve been able to see for themselves what is happening. 😎

  227. Kazz August 10, 2009 7:21 pm


    August 10th, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    so far so good with felicia. i don’t know if i looking at the satellite imagery the correct way, but it seems that felicia is heading northwest away from the state. getting some easterly winds, but evening sky looks normal. maybe “dancing” does work.

    Unless there was an update what you’re probably seeing is the “upper” portion of the storm being “sheered off” by winds. That part is usually highlighted in yellow or orange. At the 6pm news the bulk of the storm is still marching on towards Maui county and then Oahu tomorrow.

  228. d1島 August 10, 2009 7:21 pm

    maybe “dancing” does work.

    only certain kine! 😉

  229. Kazz August 10, 2009 7:28 pm

    It’s a fact so nice I have to post it twice!!!

    Practice is great and ANYONE can come. Fans can come and decide for themselves what to think. 😎

  230. Kazz August 10, 2009 7:30 pm

    Hey D1!!!

    Am I right? It’s so nice fans can go to UH practice since it’s open to the public yeah? 😉

  231. whitey August 10, 2009 7:30 pm

    kazz and d1, thanks. now going try “chanting”.

  232. whitey August 10, 2009 7:31 pm

    not going try “singing” cause that garans going bring the storm.

  233. whitey August 10, 2009 7:33 pm

    kazz, did the thunder from downunder doing any boom boom today????

  234. d1島 August 10, 2009 7:33 pm


    Au’ryte! 😀

  235. Kazz August 10, 2009 7:34 pm

    Just a quick friendly survey:

    Post “Yeah!” if you love the fact that UH football practices are open to the public.

  236. d1島 August 10, 2009 7:37 pm


    Let’s all go soon!

  237. chawan_cut August 10, 2009 7:38 pm

    Yeah yeahs!cc

  238. Kazz August 10, 2009 7:38 pm


    August 10th, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    kazz, did the thunder from downunder doing any boom boom today????

    Doubt it. I don’t think Rainbow Wahine softballer Kaia Parnaby arrived at Manoa yet.

    Wait, 😯 oh… you mean Alex Dunnachie? Oh I can’t say, I can only make the practices on Saturday’s this year and this past Saturday he was “away” from the action on the lower soccer practice field doing his thing. Saw Dunnachie also practicing some placeholding with Lucas “The Second Coming” Ingram.

    I did request vacation during the last week of August, but fall camp all pau just before that… 🙁 So pretty much I have three days of vacation to do… well… nothing.

  239. Kazz August 10, 2009 7:40 pm


    Fo shua!!! If some people cannot make it to practice then no worries, but the fact that the public isn’t like “banned” or anything is just great to know!!! 😎

  240. Kazz August 10, 2009 7:47 pm

    You know. I apologize… I think I did the wrong dance/chant and now Felicia won’t go away.

    Maybe someone can correct me?

    (To see the chant, click on my name)

  241. Kekoa August 10, 2009 7:55 pm

    Wow #213 looks like an olive branch. I’ll have to take a chance that it’s not a trap. I almost decided to do what I usually do and keep my opinons to myself. I may regret this.

    1. I never said I was high on the Defense. But watching how serious they are taking their instruction at camp, I like what I see!

    1a. I was just defending the Oline from your comments. Having said that, I will simply state that both lines are a work in progress. The boys look like they have worked hard during the off season, but I know from a 3rd party source who trained with them that they could have done better. So we’ll see how they come out of the tunnel. I do have positive expectations of them.

    2. JUCO downsides?…learning the defensive calls. learning by shadowing our receivers, and figuring out the continuity off the many routes run. Bonding and unifying with this Warrior squad. I like how they compliment each other’s play out there during practice sessions.

    3. ST play?…I see some things that the coaches have implemented that is very much an improvement of the way the ST will flow. I don’t want to go in detail about it because it might give away something the coaches want to keep exclusive. Let’s just say they will be swarming to the ball with speed and quickness.

    4 & 5. Destin and his parents are privy to that information. I would never probe into their personal decisions.

    6. First game is a true test of what’s to come. With the chips down, we should prevail. The rest of the WAC schedule is doable. We can pressure Nevada and Ichabod Crane. Fresno at home? Yes! Boise – I gotta believe that we will outscore ’em! Is it possible we run the table? Why not? Navy might have something to say about that tho according to the Sailor man.

  242. whitey August 10, 2009 8:02 pm

    won’t know the results of “chanting” till later, but so far looks good. clear skies with plenty of stars, slight breeze.

  243. Kazz August 10, 2009 8:05 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 10th, 2009 at 6:57 am
    Sounds like a good idea … for the Mainland.
    Might be awkward here if, say, Boise State hired the Punahou or Iolani band to play.

    I think there would be a better chance of USC getting Punahou to play for them… 🙄

    In that case it would be awkward, but NOT very surprising… 🙄 … 🙄

  244. cavewarrior August 10, 2009 8:05 pm

    ST: Great piece of writing on Coach Jones today. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Aloha!

    GO Warriors!!!

  245. whitey August 10, 2009 8:07 pm

    kazz and d1, the one I worry about is enrique who just won’t go away and seems to be trying to get lizk from the backside.

  246. Kazz August 10, 2009 8:08 pm

    Hey Kekoa!

    So nice to have the ability to watch UH football practice as a fan yeah?

    It’s nice not to feel like we’re “banned” or anything like that wouldn’t you say?

    We are lucky indeed! 😎


  247. FloridaTed August 10, 2009 8:11 pm

    Considering the confusion and a certain lack of confidence our team was experiencing last year, directly resulting in at least 3 losses that should have never happend, I must clearly extrapolate a minimum of at least 10 wins this year.

    Everything is much better organized, from spring camp to fall, the talent has improved across the board, now we will see how good our coaches really are. For my part I’m allowing myself to get real excited again.

    Then again, Football is fought on the field, and the line between winning and losing is often razor thin, but we have the kind of team this year, that could very easy defy all odds, labeled on them by some lazy mainland pundits and go all the way. Off course, we could just as easily lose 3 or 4 games.

    But this uncertainty, coupled with a tremendous upside, makes this years team extremely worthwhile watching. I like being the underdog, the Warriors always seem to play better that way.

    We have a few players with unfinished business.

  248. d1島 August 10, 2009 8:17 pm

    August 10th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    re 131- stfu… there…I said it.

    # whitey:
    August 10th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    kazz and d1, the one I worry about is enrique who just won’t go away and seems to be trying to get lizk from the backside.


    You gonna have to record today in the annals (I spelled it carefully, homey!) of Tsaiko-dom!

  249. d1島 August 10, 2009 8:21 pm


    If I wasn’t so sure that jmxxxx was with her hubby and keed, I’d defer to her recent travels for an estimation of the tendencies of Enrique!

  250. Da Punchbowl Kid August 10, 2009 8:24 pm



  251. jm2375 August 10, 2009 8:26 pm

    Kekoa – #204 – uhhh, what email?

  252. βρεω808 August 10, 2009 8:42 pm

    Okay – this is a bit tardy but….

    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆


    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆

  253. BG August 10, 2009 8:42 pm

    Yeah Kazz!

  254. Garret August 10, 2009 8:44 pm

    Stan Hasiak and another freshman recruit practiced with UCLA’s first team OL today.

    Both Hasiak (6 feet 5, 318 pounds) and Su’a-Filo (6-4, 310) said they were eager to learn, but hardly expected to replace returners.

    “I try to stay humble and keep a low profile,” Su’a-Filo said. “The veterans are really good to me and have taken me under their wing. If I can help the team get better that will be great.”

    Still, as Hasiak said, “I knew I would have an opportunity to come in here and get a chance to play early, competing with the older guys.”

    Hasiak said he would play this season and then intended to go on a two-year Mormon mission next year.

    “I really don’t talk about it much because I want the focus to be on this season,” Hasiak said. “I’m working on my paperwork now and when I turn that in, I’ll find out where I will go.”

  255. Garret August 10, 2009 8:45 pm

    The LA Times has Nevada as the #24 team in the country.

    The Wolf Pack have gone to bowls four consecutive years but have been hiding in the standings weeds behind Boise State — like everyone else in the Western Athletic Conference.

    It may be time for Nevada to pull up a championship chair.

    The team’s “Pistol” offense is led by Kaepernick, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound junior who put up Tim Tebow-like numbers last year.

    Kaepernick led a prolific offense that averaged 37.6 points a game while becoming only the fifth quarterback in major college history to pass for more than 2,000 yards and rush for more than 1,000 in the same season.

    The problem, as usual, is the defense. The Wolf Pack last year allowed almost as many points per game (32.3) as the offense averaged. The defense was 91st out of 119 last year, so any serious run at a BCS bowl will require tightening a few bolts.

  256. Garret August 10, 2009 8:46 pm

    Jack-in-the-box is giving away free tacos again–tomorrow each person can get 2 free tacos if they print this coupon out. You need a coupon printed out for each person getting the 2 free tacos.

  257. Garret August 10, 2009 8:48 pm


    Thank you for another great video today!

  258. who cares August 10, 2009 8:49 pm

    about Hasiak

  259. Garret August 10, 2009 8:49 pm

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

    British woman got a PhD by studying text messaging. I also found it interesting that her PhD advisor cannot cannot use text messaging.

  260. Garret August 10, 2009 8:49 pm

    The Chinese government has installed 2.75 million surveillance cameras since 2003 and they are going to be utilizing facial recognition software with those cameras.

  261. Garret August 10, 2009 8:50 pm

    The DoD announced 28 grants totaling $14.1 million for research and engineering capabilities at 20 Universities in 14 states. The list of eligible states for this award is interesting–I noted that Hawaii, California, Texas, New York, and Massachusetts were among the states not eligible for this competition. So, UH wasn’t allowed to try for this money.

  262. who cares August 10, 2009 8:50 pm

    about dem UCLA boyz. this is the warrior beat yo

  263. Garret August 10, 2009 8:50 pm

    Small coffee shops in New York are cracking down on people who buy just one cup of coffee and use their WiFi for hours.

  264. Ralph August 10, 2009 8:50 pm

    Kazz the storm is Felicia, so you can’t do your dance/chant naked, put some clothes on and do it again, hurry, Whitey needs help.

  265. Garret August 10, 2009 8:50 pm

    Samsung introduced a handset made of corn.

  266. Garret August 10, 2009 8:51 pm

    Free play links pau.

  267. BG August 10, 2009 8:51 pm


    I read your posts and mine about the 1 on 1 D-line vs O-line. When you say that Estes got beat by Meatoga’s club move, was that right at the beginning of the drill? We both may have been guilty of mis-seeing. I thought it was Rocky instead of Meatoga because of the club move which Rocky likes to use but I didn’t really see who it was because I was looking at the center and noticing that it was Kahai (#56) instead of Estes (#55) who I was expecting to start off the drill. Wat U tink?

  268. βρεω808 August 10, 2009 8:55 pm

    Trying again….

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    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆

  269. Kazz August 10, 2009 9:01 pm


    August 10th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I read your posts and mine about the 1 on 1 D-line vs O-line. When you say that Estes got beat by Meatoga’s club move, was that right at the beginning of the drill? We both may have been guilty of mis-seeing. I thought it was Rocky instead of Meatoga because of the club move which Rocky likes to use but I didn’t really see who it was because I was looking at the center and noticing that it was Kahai (#56) instead of Estes (#55) who I was expecting to start off the drill. Wat U tink?

    BG, as I mentioned to you at practice when we overheard the pep-talk Meatoga was giving his fellow dlinemen, that Meatoga was showing signs of being a great leader for our Warriors.

    With that being said, Meatoga had my full attention and I was watching him closely to see what he’d do to lead by example to set the tone for the drill for the defense. ‘m pretty sure he started out against John Estes.

    BTW, #56 on the oline is Matagasila Lefiti. Kahai is #65. Both may look the same in the sense that they are not as tall as their linemates and they’re both centers. I believe Sila Lefiti is “2nd” behind J. Estes on the depth chart at this time though.

  270. A-House August 10, 2009 9:15 pm


    Where the heck is the Oceanit Center? I work downtown off Ft Street Mall and I never heard of it.

    Now, I have to scout Ft Street Mall tomorrow to find this place.

  271. Kazz August 10, 2009 9:26 pm

    who cares:

    August 10th, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    about dem UCLA boyz. this is the warrior beat yo.

    HOLLA!!! hehehehehe 😉

  272. d1島 August 10, 2009 9:35 pm


    Call ahead. I’m sure they can give you directions.


  273. Cindy .. (cenn) .. August 10, 2009 9:39 pm

    Happy Birthday, Sailor Blue!

  274. d1島 August 10, 2009 9:40 pm


    From the picture I’m guessing it’s where Ming’s used to be?

  275. d1島 August 10, 2009 9:43 pm


    If you no remember Ming’s, ask Mrs. A-house!


    (see if he falls fo DAT trap)

  276. d1島 August 10, 2009 9:49 pm

    Hope Blaze gets a chance to shower before the show tomorrow!

  277. jm2375 August 10, 2009 10:03 pm

    d1 – #250 – I dunno about Enrique, but saw that Julio (Iglesias) is going to be in concert in Valencia, Spain at the Bull Ring. 😀

  278. J-Force August 10, 2009 10:30 pm

    Howzit everyone,

    I went to watch practice this morning (first one so far), i must say the intensity is pretty wild out there today and that’s a good thing. Some pushing and shoving, helmet flying off, new asst. coaches, and some good yelling from COACH MAC- you the man. Enjoy it a lot!!!!! Oh yeah one more thing , #7 DB looks pretty good. Football is back again.


  279. Stephen Tsai August 10, 2009 10:35 pm

    That’s Lewis Walker.
    I think he’s going to be a sleeper.

  280. Kazz August 10, 2009 10:37 pm


    August 10th, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    Howzit everyone,

    I went to watch practice this morning (first one so far), i must say the intensity is pretty wild out there today and that’s a good thing. Some pushing and shoving, helmet flying off, new asst. coaches, and some good yelling from COACH MAC- you the man. Enjoy it a lot!!!!! Oh yeah one more thing , #7 DB looks pretty good. Football is back again.


    YO!!! J-FORCE!!!

    Ain’t it great to know that we UH football fans can attend practice?

    I can’t imagine what it would be like if we were… oh… “banned” from it. Must be a horrible feeling.

    Well who cares cause we’re not!!! :mrgreen:

  281. Kazz August 10, 2009 10:38 pm

    RE: Tropical Storm Felicia

    YOU FLAKE!!! 😆

  282. Kekoa (iPhone) August 10, 2009 10:47 pm

    Jm@home ~ i sent u email and your auto responder must have eaten it. I’ll resend it later, and make an info copy for Pride.

    Did you find the bull ring kind of Spartan? Madrid is such a magnificent city, i guess i had higher expectations.

  283. J-Force August 10, 2009 10:47 pm


    Howzit goin’, saw you there this morning. I was with my other half along with those 2 kids getting some autograph. Finally came out of long hibernation. Later…GO WARRIORS!!!!

  284. UHfan808 August 10, 2009 10:50 pm

    wf2 – Sheesh! Can you chill or wut? Or are you just looking for fights???

  285. UHfan808 August 10, 2009 10:52 pm


  286. J-Force August 10, 2009 10:56 pm


    Howzit goiun’ man, no kidding. That’s one thing i’m always looking forward everyear since i can remember- fall practice. Anyway, what’s up
    with the $4 parking. Oh well, it’s still worth it though. Aloha!!!

  287. J-Force August 10, 2009 10:57 pm

    sorry. meant, howzit goin’. hehehe.

  288. Kekoa (iPhone) August 10, 2009 10:57 pm

    Kazz ~ Great observations from you & BG. BG didn’t have a copy of the roster that sj & myki sent out.

    In answer to your comment, I must admit that it is indeed an honor to have carte blanche to the Warrior’s practice sessions. That it includes access to the players is a plus. I’m glad that most of us respect the privacy of the guys, and do not hound (except for ST) them for photos!

  289. UHfan808 August 10, 2009 10:58 pm

    Hello Tsaikos & Tsaikettes, Lurkers & Lurkettes!

    Was hoping all is well in Tsaikoland…

    Kazz – Yeah!

    New Rainbowtique – Yeah!

    ST – What do their new UA jerseys look like?

    LasVegas – Thank you for coordinating the Hooters Buffet. Sorry things didn’t work out this time. Then too, thank you for working out the alternative! See you there!

  290. Addahknowsports© August 10, 2009 11:00 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!


  291. whitey August 10, 2009 11:09 pm

    kazz, the “chanting and dancing” does work, but i neva take my clothes off. felicia is turning away big time, but watch out for the next one generating about 1000 mi away.

  292. whitey August 10, 2009 11:12 pm

    wow, felicia is getting sucked up by the jet stream and now moving towards the mainland.

  293. UHfan808 August 10, 2009 11:16 pm

    Rich2176 – LV game tickets. Thank you for coordinating, arranging, and rearranging our sections, and – woven somewhere in there mebbe more than several times – for pre-purchasing our LV game tickets. Wow sounds like a lot of work! Mahalo!

  294. whitey August 10, 2009 11:16 pm

    need a little help before ST puts up his new post.

  295. whitey August 10, 2009 11:17 pm

    four more to the top, #300

  296. whitey August 10, 2009 11:18 pm

    i second that UHfan808. how are you doing?????

  297. whitey August 10, 2009 11:19 pm

    and as the “chanting” goes on, we are approaching the summit

  298. whitey August 10, 2009 11:19 pm

    and al waiting on the side to get the magic number, but this is it.

  299. whitey August 10, 2009 11:20 pm

    sheeeessshhhh, nobody home

  300. UHfan808 August 10, 2009 11:23 pm

    Kekoa et al- I think that’s the definition of a micromanager. Ugh!

    wf2- I think next time there’s an opening on the staff, you just gotta put in for it. Mebbe you find your calling then, eh???

  301. al August 10, 2009 11:29 pm

    whitey..hold me back, hold me back.
    too funny you today.

    i just couldn’t burst your bubble.

  302. al August 10, 2009 11:31 pm

    how you?
    what’s up with you?
    good to see you back on the night shift.

  303. UHfan808 August 10, 2009 11:31 pm

    Hey whitey!
    Save the take off your clothes dance for the more “badder” ones, k? hehe. Thanks btw, for saving our ainas!

    Doing okay doing okay. Looking forward to the season start and good to see things are progressing as normally as can be. Always guud to see stoic maniacle micromanager types. At least they care about sumting!

    You coming for any Oahu games?

  304. whitey August 10, 2009 11:41 pm

    we going try and make the “noisy” game. in the meantime, you all take care, have a great evening cause i got to rest my humble body after all that “dancing and chanting”. good night!!!!

  305. UHfan808 August 10, 2009 11:44 pm


    but my error gives me a chance to say it again sam!

    maniacal maniacal maniacal
    micromanagers micromanagers micromanagers

    rabid rabid rabid
    fans fans fans

    say that fast ten times each

    then go in peace and BEHAVE dagnammit!


  306. whitey August 10, 2009 11:45 pm

    did last minute check, minutes before the bewitching hr, felicia has dissapted into rain clouds going east. by sunup, there will be nothing.

  307. UHfan808 August 10, 2009 11:50 pm

    Howzit al!
    Thanks for the welcome too! Sorry I just missed your post. Was off having peaceful fit of my own.

    I just hate it when ppl drive ST et al crazee.

    Doing ok like I mentioned to whitey. How you?

    Still doing your CCs?

  308. UHfan808 August 10, 2009 11:53 pm

    haha whitey you so funny.

    whitey and al,
    For later- How you been and what you been doing?

  309. al August 10, 2009 11:54 pm

    been busy trying to beat the economic depression.
    work, work, work.
    missed a lot of tsaiko gatherings lately.
    going off island a lot lately.
    well at least to the neighboring isles.

    okay, so what are you making for the first tailgate?

  310. Slugger August 11, 2009 12:04 am

    What time are we really starting the T-Gate on September 4th? I’m gonna bring salad. Healthy stuff.

    Hi, UHfan808! Did you get the info on the OPI nail polish?

    K, off to beddy-bye.

  311. Maynard G. Krebs August 11, 2009 12:24 am

    Ming’s was at the diamond head mauka corner of Lewers and Kalakaua.

    Later it moved to Fort Street.

    On to bed!

    Kekoa – Diana is better now?

  312. al August 11, 2009 12:44 am

    so i am guessing you bringing potato salad w/bacon bits, best foods’, lots of boiled eggs.

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  314. mctruck August 11, 2009 3:15 am

    Garret…ur#60, thanks for that; Now I know I’m never turning Pro, bwaaahahaha!!!!

    keep feeding us with all your info… appreciate whatever you throw out there…mahalo.

  315. d1島 August 11, 2009 5:59 am

    Great Morning All!

    No more stormy nights, no more cloudy days

    Practice #5 @ 8:30
    Go hard Warriors!

    Erryboddy have a terrific day!
    Avoid turning to depression like Felicia! 🙂

  316. d1島 August 11, 2009 5:59 am

    Oh, forgot….


  317. whitey August 11, 2009 6:15 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. going to be a good sunny day. thank you felicia. now put on some clothes and go to breakfast of champions.

  318. Slugger August 11, 2009 6:40 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Looks like a cloudy day to me, but still da bestest in the Westest.

  319. bighilofan2 August 11, 2009 6:48 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    report from Hilo. DPK no need worry about yo horse. Hilo is fine fine fine from da big rains. no mo dat kine.
    but yesterday evening had good kine (small kine) white caps in Hilo Bay, blowing into bayfront from 10 oclock, so da run wuz from da beach to da outside buoy. but befo yu get to da buoy, as soon as you pass da breakwater, da run goes left, towards da Wainaku lookout. could see da backs of da waves hammerin Honolii. i mean, you could see when da squalls wen die down. 😆

    Great surfing at Elevators in Pohoiki, good barrels, with 10 feet offshore breezin

    see what you get for clean living whitey? 😆 plus da flower farms in Hilo not going get gassed by Felicia. hope we get summa dat rain.

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