Monday's practice

For the first time this training camp, the service teams (previously known as the scouts) ran Florida’s plays in practice. The original plan called for the Florida plays to be implemented Wednesday. But because the Warriors have progressed rapidly, the timetable was moved up.
• Quarterback Greg Alexander, who had been bothered by an ingrown toenail and tender ankle, resumed practicing ttoday. He split reps with co-No. 2 quarterback Inoke Funaki.
• Dylan LInkner, who moved to left wideout Saturday, received extended work.
• Linebacker Solomon Elimimian did not practice because of an ankle injury, which is not considered to be serious.
• Right tackle Keoni Steinhoff did not practice today because of a tweaked ankle. He is expected to resume practicing in a couple of days. Aaron Kia and Brysen Ginlack practiced at right tackle.

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Cameron Allen-Jones has been impressive as a pass-rushing defensive end.


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Vaughn Meatoga has played a lot while defensive tackle Fale Laeli rests his surgically repaired knee. Meatoga reminds me of a young Tony Tuioti.


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You lookin’ at me?!? I’m lookin’ at you:


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And this is the warm-and-fuzzy sign that greets us every day:


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This is from Lon Gibson, father of basketbal player Matt Gibson:
Lil Matt has signed a contract to play in Romania this season with U Mobitelco. He will be their point guard. Last season the team finished in the finals of the Romania League. Off to Transylvania.

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Mark Rodrigues, point guard on those giant-killing Chaminade basketball teams, attended football practice today.


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From our friend, Jaymes Song, of The Associated Press:

I am very happy, and humbled, to annouce the birth of Sophia J. Song, who was born at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 10:10 p.m. She is 6 pounds, 5 ounces and 19 inches tall. Baby and Mommy are doing great and resting comfortably.
Baby Sophia has the grace of her mother and the appetite of her father.
Colleen did wonderfully. Amazingly, she put in a full day at the office before delivery. The medical staff noted how calm and composed she was during the process, unlike the father.
The birth capped an intereresting day that started with following Obama around the island. I had to ditch the Obama media pool while the senator was munching burgers at the beach.
We decided to go to the hospital, just in case, before taking the long drive home. And the hospital admitted her and Sophia was born five days early.

warmest aloha,



  1. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:45 pm

    I thought Matt was going to join a team in Australia.
    Romania? Wow, how exotic!

  2. Stretch August 18, 2008 1:46 pm

    where’s gigi’s post?? she’s been tapping her foot waiting all day for this..

  3. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:47 pm

    Stretch — speak and you will receive!

  4. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 1:47 pm

    Aloha Ka…. er, good afternoon!

  5. Committed Road Warrior August 18, 2008 1:48 pm


  6. Stretch August 18, 2008 1:48 pm

    WarriorMojo – you would have been proud today, Pepa worked 1st LT w/ Steinhoff out with an injury. He did pretty well.

  7. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 1:48 pm

    Hey, ST- where is Kenny Estes these days….??? And Jett??

  8. WarriorMojo August 18, 2008 1:55 pm

    Stretch, THANKS! NOw that’s what I wanted to hear.

    Top Ten, baby!

  9. addahknowjoe August 18, 2008 1:56 pm


    So how was todays practice?

  10. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 1:57 pm

    Stretch, how’s “sTeeleBow” looking as the Sout QB?

  11. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 1:57 pm

    Hello everyone!

    Where’s H-bod and wafan? Are we sure koakane took them home?

  12. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 1:57 pm


  13. Southbay August 18, 2008 1:57 pm

    Good to hear we are ahead of schedule!

  14. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 1:58 pm

    hi xs- I was getting confused with the Homie yesterday… :mrgreen:

  15. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 1:58 pm

    Wafan said he does not have internet access while in Hawaii.

  16. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 2:00 pm

    Mark Rodrigues is very cute. What’s he doing these days, assuming he graduated already?

  17. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:02 pm


    g-nalo – Pho = fuh

  18. Stretch August 18, 2008 2:03 pm

    A-Joe & Liz – just got the report from ST on practice since I wasn’t able to make it today…

    For the first time this training camp, the service teams (previously known as the scouts) ran Florida’s plays in practice. The original plan called for the Florida plays to be implemented Wednesday. But because the Warriors have progressed rapidly, the timetable was moved up.
    • Quarterback Greg Alexander, who had been bothered by an ingrown toenail and tender ankle, resumed practicing ttoday. He split reps with co-No. 2 quarterback Inoke Funaki.
    • Dylan LInkner, who moved to left wideout Saturday, received extended work.
    • Linebacker Solomon Elimimian did not practice because of an ankle injury, which is not considered to be serious.
    • Right tackle Keoni Steinhoff did not practice today because of a tweaked ankle. He is expected to resume practicing in a couple of days. Aaron Kia and Brysen Ginlack practiced at right tackle.

  19. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2008 2:03 pm

    Estes and Jett are both on the service teams.

  20. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2008 2:04 pm

    We’re you thinking about derrick low?

  21. abdullah fataai August 18, 2008 2:04 pm

    ST- how about implementing an e-mail notification system, so your loyal blog readers are given a heads’ up each time you post a new blog entry?

  22. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:05 pm

    XLiz – next thing you know there’ll be a “Homee” too!

  23. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:08 pm

    Congratulations and good luck to Matt Gibson. Somehow he matches Transylvania.

  24. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 2:12 pm

    So, Derrick Low is the one going to Australia, then? I remember it was someone with Hawaii ties.

    But which is better for one’s career? Australia or Romania?

  25. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:14 pm

    Hey Stretch! Got any pictures you want to text to me?

  26. whitey August 18, 2008 2:18 pm

    what happened to the fonts???????? need ;microscope.

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid August 18, 2008 2:18 pm

    Top Turdy!!!

  28. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:19 pm

    gigi – Romania is better. You get to learn how to speak Romanian.

  29. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 2:19 pm

    Thanks, ST!

    Thanks, Stretch and Homee…

    GO VAUGHN!!!

    Good news. ATT just called. My iPhone is in :mrgreen:

  30. Stretch August 18, 2008 2:20 pm

    homey – i didn’t take any pictures recently.

  31. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:22 pm

    Bulla – u da man!

    Yeah XLiz!

    I haven’t noticed but how is the other “Bulla” at right tackle? Could he unseat Steinhoff?

  32. whitey August 18, 2008 2:23 pm

    good to see tee-bow practicing and giving our d a chance to do some serious work. one question, is there a defensive service team which imitates flouridah or future opponents????

  33. WarriorMojo August 18, 2008 2:25 pm

    If there is a email group for the Oregon State game, can I please be added to it? Am definitely going to that game now, but still working on logistics.

    Also, is there still progress on a charter from Portland to Corvallis? One of the posters on the Sports Hawaii board is interested in joining us for that.

  34. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:26 pm

    Stretch – soooo, nothing on the 16th or early morn’ 17th? 😆 Nah, just spoke with James on the phone and all I heard was “oh boy”.

  35. whitey August 18, 2008 2:27 pm

    homey, u r right. going get a homely, homer, homesick, homeless, homeseda, etc. u one popular guy.

  36. Da Punchbowl Kid August 18, 2008 2:27 pm

    Ahead of schedule is good.

    Imitation is flattery. Ya don’t notice anyone tryin’ to be DPK do ya? 😆

  37. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:27 pm

    WM – You still married after all this?

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid August 18, 2008 2:28 pm


  39. d1島 August 18, 2008 2:29 pm

    In Australia you can learn to speak Romanian with an Australian accent

  40. Kelli August 18, 2008 2:29 pm

    From the previous post…

    a-joe: Nice seeing you on Saturday night, too. Hopefully my parents will be around soon.

    homey ⑤: Nice meeting you, too. My friend wants to go to Yogurtland later. Hahaha!

  41. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2008 2:29 pm

    Good news:
    Campbell’s Soup company called.
    My two cans and string came in.

  42. g-nalo August 18, 2008 2:29 pm

    g-nalo – Pho = fuh

    hey Homey.

    apparently part time ‘Bombing’ isn’t as easy as it looks? but main thing mission accomplished. 🙂

  43. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:29 pm

    whitey and DPK – you mean like koakane and his clan! Dat buggah get fan club!

  44. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2008 2:29 pm

    I’ve got your shot glass.
    I’ll drop it off at UH today.

  45. whitey August 18, 2008 2:30 pm

    warriormojo, the last time i check, hawaiian air had a low fare departing honolulu fri afternoon and arriving in pdx in the evening and returning monday am back to hnl. was under 400.

  46. madeinhawaii August 18, 2008 2:31 pm


    Imitate Florida? You mean like putting 12 men on the d-line with 4 more stacked behind to simulate the rush?

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid August 18, 2008 2:31 pm

    Like Tsai sez, errybody here is a star.
    But you, lil budyy shine brightest by far… 😉

  48. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:33 pm

    Kelli – yup! see you on the 30th!

    g-nalo – It was rough being a bomber, a cuban (mojito…I swear Bulla does not know the size of a shot glass), and a Primo taste tester. So what time did you pull an Esme on us?

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid August 18, 2008 2:33 pm


  50. madeinhawaii August 18, 2008 2:34 pm


    Did Campbell’s mention if the instructions came with the kit?

  51. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 2:34 pm

    Ok! MOJO!

    Look forward to seeing you in Portland!

    ST- nice pix – new camera? Whatchoo kona do wid the cans and string??? 😆

    na nah nah…


  52. madeinhawaii August 18, 2008 2:36 pm


    maybe the youngest one is tying the knot? eh? Wasn’t Campbell’s that sent it, it was her secret admirer.

  53. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 2:36 pm

    # Da Punchbowl Kid:
    August 18th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Like Tsai sez, errybody here is a star.
    But you, lil budyy shine brightest by far… 😉


    I have some powder that can handle that shine…. 😉

    closing the browser and getting back to my spreadsheets…

  54. bb August 18, 2008 2:36 pm

    so whats the deal with Bolla?

  55. bb August 18, 2008 2:37 pm

    and why all the hate from those on the redskins message board?

  56. whitey August 18, 2008 2:38 pm

    mih, something like that. that way you get to put plenty players into action instead of just watching and not getting any plays in. hahahahaaa

  57. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:39 pm

    DPK – I may be a twinkle in your eye but nowhere near what Frank and those he is leaving with are doing for our future.

  58. da princess' classmate August 18, 2008 2:40 pm

    afternoon tsaikos

    plenty things 2look forward to in da coming days — LLWS Semis, Decathlon, Pigskin pigout, Mililani vs. St. Louis

    wonder if Kia has any chance of supplanting Steinhoff in that RT position to allow LL to start on da left side?

  59. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:41 pm

    ST – I heard that 8 gauge copper wire is better than string. Plus get potential for battery booster.

  60. WarriorMojo August 18, 2008 2:42 pm

    WM – You still married after all this?

    Well, I haven’t been served with any papers. At least not yet. LOL

    Whitey, thanks, that’s an awesome fare, pretty close to what Stretch got a few months back. I’m hoping more Tsaikos and Warrior fans will make the trip. I got my air travel using mileage and will be going by way of LAS.

    I was wondering though if anyone was still making plans for a shuttle bus between PDX and Corvallis on the day of the game. The drive shouldn’t be that bad, but a shuttle bus works too.

    For those going to the Florida and OSU games, how much was the face value of the game tickets? I’m looking at trying to get better seats behind the Hawaii bench. That might be asking for trouble on game day, though, so it’s still in the “thinking about it” stage. I mean, if I don’t rag on the Gator fans as I walk out after we win, will they still try to jump me?

  61. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:43 pm

    bb – I’m waiting for Mike to get his hands on the Bolla report!

  62. Stretch August 18, 2008 2:44 pm

    WarriorMojo & others for the OSU game – I am still working on a charter bus for the game. Right now, costs are about $900. Unless we can find more guys, it might be around $50-55 per person.

  63. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:45 pm

    WM – I don’t think it would hurt if you also wear a BJ Penn T-shirt to the Florida game.

  64. whitey August 18, 2008 2:47 pm

    mih, after re-thinking, i think you hit upon something that should be used against the 1st team offense. the defense should have a 5 man front, 4 linebackers, and 5 defensive backs. this way they can really put pressure on the offense and make them in time to do things automatically like blocking both regular and blitzes, running routes thru holes, running pass patterns, making qb faster on his reads, etc. if the offense can handle this type, playing any team will lessen their mistakes and make them very very confident.

  65. Dennis Halloran August 18, 2008 2:48 pm

    JJ dumped the returning starter at SMU for two freshman to battle it out. Bo Levi Mitchell, UH recruit is one of them!

  66. WarriorMojo August 18, 2008 2:50 pm

    homey, if I could stick your guns in the sleeves, that might be okay.

  67. bb August 18, 2008 2:51 pm

    Homey, should be interesting to see.

    My good friend was a student manager during Bolla’s first year. This guy took stats, practiced with the girls and did whatever the assistants asked of him. Throughout the entire season he was there he never spoke to Bolla and Bolla never spoke to him. When I linked the article to him yesterday he said, it didnt surprise him at all.

  68. whitey August 18, 2008 2:51 pm

    homey, or can be like stretch and wear his ua underwear.

  69. BigWave96744 August 18, 2008 2:52 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday to:
    Tim “T-Grass” Grass 08/15 (21 yrs)
    Aaron “Yoda” “Bainey” Bain 08/17 (21)
    Keanemana “Mana” Silva 08/17 (20)

    and for LizKauai a reminder that tomorrow’s birthday
    Vaughn “Little Tony” Meatoga 08/19 (19)

  70. g-nalo August 18, 2008 2:52 pm

    g-nalo – It was rough being a bomber, a cuban (mojito…I swear Bulla does not know the size of a shot glass), and a Primo taste tester. So what time did you pull an Esme on us?

    haaa, i could see Bulla was a popular guy and with good reason, on top of that he was the bartender. 😮

    eh, i didn’t pull an Esme……………semi Esme maybe……………

  71. BigWave96744 August 18, 2008 2:53 pm

    sorry Tim… Misspelled your last name “GRASSO”

  72. da princess' classmate August 18, 2008 2:53 pm

    don’t really give a crap bout JJ or his ponies, just wondering if having 2 true freshman on the depth chart rise above a junior who started for about 2 years, is this gonna split da team. now i ain’t so sure if jj’s gong bowling this year, that’s okay cuz we are 🙂

  73. whitey August 18, 2008 2:54 pm

    69!!!! What a number!!

  74. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:55 pm

    bb – That goes to show you what kind of person Bolla is. How the heck can you not talk to someone that is there to help your team???

  75. whitey August 18, 2008 2:58 pm

    u all are fast with the pingas. going take break and lurk.

  76. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 2:58 pm

    BigWave – is that Grasso’s nickname?

    Did anyone notice midori7 was walking around getting birth dates? I think I gave her my dog’s birthday…I can’t remember.

  77. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 3:01 pm

    whitey – Hmmmm, WM wearing Stretch’s UA underwear…

  78. Caryn August 18, 2008 3:02 pm

    Hi everyone! Just finished looking through yesterday’s blog…

    Thanks so much for the sticker and the shot glass (ST just brought it by my desk). It was so great to meet so many of you and say hi to those that I already know. I had a great time. You guys are the best!! 🙂

  79. Bowzos August 18, 2008 3:03 pm

    I’m surprised he is still with the team. He if applied for the UNLV job, that should tell you that he doesn’t want to be here. Hope JD makes it mutual.

  80. Stretch August 18, 2008 3:04 pm

    Caryn – you owe the Tsaikos a shot of CR for that glass

  81. home-o August 18, 2008 3:04 pm

    homey….hi cousin,

    “i remember….when we used to play…bang, bang, shoot em up.”
    “cowboys to girls….”

    well you are still my cowboy!
    i no play with girls.
    how about you?

  82. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 3:05 pm

    Bowzos – and we can thank HF for renewing his contract last year…

  83. midori7 August 18, 2008 3:06 pm

    Afternoon Tsaikos!

    A little late, but wanted to say thanks to all for the great karaoke on Sat! Esp to Stretch & SteveM for coordinating & handling finances, Bulla for the Midori Magarita & of course to all the awesome singers!!!

    Congrats to Little Matt!

    Happy Belated Birthday to Grasso, Bain & Silva!

    Looking forward to Heather McMackin’s clinic tomorrow!

  84. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 3:09 pm

    Hey there cuz! Wow, that’s an old song! before I was born!

  85. BigWave96744 August 18, 2008 3:09 pm

    Yup you can call Tim Grasso, Tim, Timmy, TJ, T-Grass.
    But his parents call him Tim Buddy Dude!

  86. Bowzos August 18, 2008 3:09 pm

    Homey – I know, we’re still paying for this BOZO’S deals.

  87. koakane (iPhone) August 18, 2008 3:10 pm

    Wafan and hbod safe plus dey neva palu da wheela and we not going say who dat

  88. g-nalo August 18, 2008 3:12 pm

    Yup you can call Tim Grasso, Tim, Timmy, TJ, T-Grass…..

    but ya doesn’t has to call me Johnson……

    [no really, its an old song….]

  89. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2008 3:13 pm

    midori7 is a little leadfoot.
    I was following her, and then I wasn’t following her. She zipped away on the Pali.

  90. chawan_cut August 18, 2008 3:14 pm

    re: yesterday’s post…
    what are the twins saying about me and lefty??? eh? eh?

  91. chawan_cut August 18, 2008 3:15 pm

    how are we gonna get reports from tomorrow’s clinic? who’ll be the designated tsaiko reporter? i know we’ll have lots of representation there.

  92. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 3:15 pm

    I guess midori thought ST was a stalker?

  93. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 3:18 pm

    chawan – The twins? You should have heard what Caryn and Kelli was saying!

  94. Garret August 18, 2008 3:21 pm

    JJ dumped the returning starter at SMU for two freshman to battle it out. Bo Levi Mitchell, UH recruit is one of them!


    Actually, Dan Morrison clarified things and said that Bo is the starter and Braden Smith (another true freshman) is the top backup.

  95. chawan_cut August 18, 2008 3:21 pm

    what voices were you hearing? you were standing in front of the speakers all night long. you probably were hearing james whisper-sing from his back corner.

  96. Garret August 18, 2008 3:27 pm

    This is just a blog, but it talks about whether or not the MWC should expand by 3 teams. And they don’t consider UH one of the top 3 teams to take!

    This thread considers he benefit for the MWC should it choose to expand. The expansion considered involves three teams, Boise State, Fresno State and Houston. This would give the MWC TV markets in Houston and a larger fan base in California.

  97. Garret August 18, 2008 3:29 pm

    I don’t know if the AP always did this or if they had to add this because of some of the biased ballots they were getting. They are threatening to take away the voting privileges of voters who skew their ballots too much!

    Please be advised: “Homerism” will be challenged and could lead to dismissal from the poll board.

  98. Garret August 18, 2008 3:30 pm


    I don’t know if you saw this report on SH about today’s practice, but this really concerned me!

    On a down note though, L. Letuli looked like he tweaked his knee as he was out of pads for the later part of the practice. Hopefully it’s just something minor.

  99. Garret August 18, 2008 3:31 pm

    Apparently, J. Taylor still cannot participate in practice.

  100. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 3:33 pm

    chawan – fine, I’ll just keep what they said to myself and the rest of the guys.

  101. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 3:36 pm

    I was just watching replays of Usain Bolt’s 100 meter WR and I must say that guy has an awesome top end! He should be able to destroy the 200 meter record.

  102. abdullah fataai August 18, 2008 3:57 pm

    abdullah fataai:

    August 18th, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    ST- how about implementing an e-mail notification system, so your loyal blog readers are given a heads’ up each time you post a new blog entry?

    …not to repeat myself, but am I the only genius who thinks this would be a good idea? kekekekeke

  103. BigWave96744 August 18, 2008 4:02 pm

    midori7 is a little leadfoot.
    I was following her, and then I wasn’t following her. She zipped away on the Pali.

    I was scrolling fast and thought Chawan_Cut Posted this…

  104. whitey August 18, 2008 4:23 pm

    ab fat, naahh, this way mo fun than one barrel full of monkeeeeeessss.

  105. abdullah fataai August 18, 2008 4:26 pm

    ab fat? ha ha ha

  106. whitey August 18, 2008 4:31 pm

    OK, brudda Kekoa will be in town (maui) on Wed, so going get muu call about 1 pm. Place will be announced later cause got to make sure they open. If any Tsaikos on Maui or visiting want to join us, just come. Will try to post place later this afternoon. Good chance that brudda al may be here too.

  107. LizKauai [Believer] August 18, 2008 4:36 pm

    Mojo- I think the -face value- tix were $35 and $40 for Fla and OSU. Add $10 fee to that for HI.

    bb- Redskin hate – our enthusiasm for CB5 overwhelmed the boards (not only a few Tsai-kos – plenny folks I don’t know) and some of the (normally combative anyway) resident posters thought their starting QB was getting dissed.

    They were like- shadap about the rookie, system , WACky, inflated, blah blah blah pineapple QB already.

    Of course, dems was fighting words.

    Then it got worse when CB5 looked good in preseason “against the scrubs” and the normal Skins fans started getting excited.

    It’s ugly, but gradually settling down.

    Point is- Skins fans have been waiting for their franchise QB to appear for a long time (think Jurgensen) and Colt is looking pretty good to normal folk. Some want to jump the gun before he has time to settle in and learn how to be an NFL QB.

    IMHO, of course :mrgreen:

  108. whitey August 18, 2008 4:37 pm

    Muu Call on Wed, 1pm at Watercress Restaurant in the Waiehu Market plaza. Come as you are and don’t know when it will pau.

    stretch, if you coming, the merchants are looking for your return.

  109. whitey August 18, 2008 4:42 pm

    abdullah, apologize for not saying aloha and welcome to ST’s blog. hope you enjoy this site as it is like no other blog site. people are family like here and always invite others to join us. Aloha and Welcome.

  110. djmitcho August 18, 2008 4:46 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos!
    I am still looking for a couple more of players for my tsaiko fantasy football league. Also waiting for hawaiianbod and gorg to sign up.
    For anyone who would like to participate, email me at djmitcho at yahoo dot com.
    We are have a live online draft. This will take place on Sunday, August 24, @ 5pm Hawaii/ 8pm Pacific.

  111. kama krab August 18, 2008 4:49 pm

    Aloha Everybody,

    Looks like everything is kind of falling into place with the team. With only two more weeks till the game, I am hoping that all the small kine injuries to the O-Line, D-Line, and Linebackers will be all healed.

    Been kind of out of the loop though the past couple of days so gotta go back and read up.

  112. kama krab August 18, 2008 4:50 pm


  113. Kekoa August 18, 2008 4:51 pm

    Wreck ~ Me, wafan, myki, and sj, were checking the time waiting for the 10:30 surprise package. Next thing we knew, it was 11:30. We were surprised at that.

    Did anyone notice how much more relaxing it was in that room? The big screen, the comfortable surroundings and large dance floor…and then there was Esme! Radiant as ever. In perpetual motion. Just sashayin’ singing, dancing and ‘dueting’ with the stars! Was like Prom night huh Esme?

  114. kama krab August 18, 2008 4:52 pm

    eh and by the A-joe and Koakane if you guys still out there send me one email with your contact info to kamakani underscore kane at yahoo dot com.

    k-den gotta get back to work.

  115. Kekoa August 18, 2008 5:01 pm

    ST ~ What’s with Alex Gerke?? Been some ‘stuff’ spread on ceded lands about him that are none too flattering. As a result, when home town fans hang a nick like “Gerke da Jerky” ya gotta wondah wazzup.

  116. chawan_cut August 18, 2008 5:18 pm

    abdullah fataai,
    that’s a good idea and it is taken care of. the blogs are available via “rss” and you can be notified when tsai posts a new topic.

    right below the picture above is this text:
    This entry was posted on Monday, August 18th, 2008 at 1:42 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

    click on RSS 2.0 feed and you can subscribe to it.

  117. whitey August 18, 2008 5:19 pm

    Kekoa, no forget u the honored guest on Wed. For this season, i going trust Coach Mc and his asst, so not going say anything that is negative. I don’t think Mc would have hired Gerke if he didn’t trust him or respect his ability to coach. This year is entirely different from previous coaching ways and maybe some no can handle and need excuses. That not good. I am sure this is not the first time Coach Gerke has been called names and won’t be the last, but if he knows how to coach and produce winners for the Warriors, I will be cheering.

  118. chawan_cut August 18, 2008 5:20 pm

    forgive me. you are the man.

  119. Pauoa Boy August 18, 2008 5:20 pm

    Ope Sawp Gangeh…dropping in and pulling out…

    Nice pic of Vaughn Meatoga…one of my sleeper canditates for All-WAC DT in the near future…

    K gotta pull an Esme tonight so spock the crew lataz…

  120. whitey August 18, 2008 5:22 pm

    ok, back to lurking.

  121. Kekoa August 18, 2008 5:42 pm

    whitey ~ I understand your confidence in coach Gerke being handpicked by coach Mack. We are on the same page. Believe me, I did not just hear of this yesterday. When I get to Maui, we can discuss this further. It goes deeper than name-calling.

  122. kama krab August 18, 2008 5:45 pm

    eh back again for one question

    eh Kekoa what’s the story behind Gerke the Jerky. no can read to fast so if anything was mentioned I neva see um.

    I think from what I’ve read about Gerke he one nutts buggah. So if he gets a little out of hand, that’s what it is. The braddah is just nutts. Just as long as braddah can coach these boys up I find with him.

  123. kama krab August 18, 2008 5:48 pm


  124. Kekoa August 18, 2008 5:51 pm

    Gigi ~ Sorry I couldn’t get this info to you sooner, I posted it on the wrong watchamacallit! We used to do lunch up there after a round of golf at Pali. This is my recollection circa 1983 – 1988:

    The restaurant you refer to was the old Haiku Gardens. ‘Gardens’ is the key word. If you like the scenery of the Ko’olau range as a backdrop and lots of flowers, that’s what you pay for there.

    The lower level of the establishment is the location used for Weddings. With all of the lush plant life that surrounds the area below and the lily pad pond and gazebo…expect squadrons of mosiquitos keeping you close company. The food is blaze’-blaze’ and the cost is not ‘word’ it these days. (IMO of course).

    You really shouldn’t have any trouble getting seats for 10, they don’t seem to draw the crowds they used to back in the day. I hope I’m wrong and they’ve got good vector control for the bugs now. The food? Well, that’ll be yours to decide.

  125. Kekoa August 18, 2008 6:05 pm

    Kama ~ It’s true that he does have a ‘drill sgt’ attitude when it comes to coaching, and there is nuttin’ wrong wid dat. We all had that type of coaching experience before. It has nothing to do with the players, and more to do with his personal conduct as a representative of the team.

    I was just wondering if ST had heard anything different about him. Something we can hang our hats on as we prepare for the season opener.

  126. Stretch August 18, 2008 6:05 pm

    Good News on Cooke/Ching Field – it is being used…. by the band. They were out there this afternoon practicing on the blakc surface.

    Afternoon practice was just special teams, nothing to report.

  127. kama krab August 18, 2008 6:17 pm

    Kekoa I hope that this does not become somewhat of a problem, cause if braddah is truly one good coach then we just have to deal with his other stuff. I would just hope that as a representative of the team and the university, he decides to put whatever it is behind him and become one of the ohana which he is apart of.

    On the other hand if he doesn’t, then he will need to learn what it means to be a part of one ohana. Cause would suck to lose one good coach because he couldn’t learn how to live hawaiian style.(jmo)

    Hope everything can smoothe out.

    k-den gotta go home
    catch everybody when I get home.

  128. Kekoa August 18, 2008 6:28 pm

    True dat Kama!

  129. LizKauai (iPhone) August 18, 2008 6:30 pm

    iPhone in hand. The adventure begins.

  130. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 6:30 pm

    Kekoa, thanks for the honest evaluation of the restaurant. My sister-in-law said she would call them again and get back to me.

  131. SteveM August 18, 2008 6:31 pm

    gigi — re: Haleiwa Joe’s

    As others have said, it was the Haiku Gardens and is now “Haleiwa Joe’s”. Peaches and I were there 3 weeks ago when her sister renewed wedding vows there. We had the buffet brunch. Maybe I was grumpy because I had to cut short a very enjoyable weekend to attend, but on my personal buffet scale of 1-10, it wouldn’t pass 4. I have not tried the dinner menu since it changed from Haiku Gardens.

  132. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 6:32 pm

    Liz, you are way out there, so technologically advanced. All I have is a cell phone, which I rarely use. And this desk top computer.

  133. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 6:35 pm

    you, too, Steve? Auwe!

  134. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 6:36 pm

    Maybe, dinner will be better there…

  135. tom mui August 18, 2008 6:44 pm


    Give me your e-mail address – tommui (at)

  136. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 7:00 pm

    I hosted a dinner party last night. My inlaws told us Massachusetts does not permit liquor sales in supermarkets. You must buy it in liquor stores. They had to amend the consitution to permit liquor sales on SUNDAYs.

    Also, you cannot buy liquor after 6 pm in Utah!

    All the more reason to relocate to Hawaii, huh?

  137. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 7:02 pm

    Also, there was a big debate as to whether it was financially more rewarding to begin getting SS benefits at age 66 or age 70.

    If you live past 81, it is better to start the benefits at age 70 because the amount would be higher.

  138. d1島: August 18, 2008 7:07 pm

    Ever wonder how other blogs compare to the WB?
    I’ve been gleanig info from The Orlando Sentinel’s Swamp Things by Jeremy Fowler over the past couple of weeks. I was busy this past weekend so wasn’t able to check his blog.
    This past Saturday he had UF’s compliance guy on as a guest blogger and opened it up for questions. The result? TWO COMMENTS…not only that they were both from the same reader!
    Comment 1: (there was a pic of the guest on the blog)Why is there a big picture of you in your blog entry?
    Comment 2:Or is that McCloskey? (the name of the blog guest)

  139. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 7:09 pm

    haha, D1. That’s funny.
    I guess we bloggers are more loquacious.

  140. d1島: August 18, 2008 7:09 pm

    Anyway the guy posts interesting stuff about the Geckos F-ball preparations.
    This from Saturday.
    Apparently one teammate thinks Percy Harvin won’t be playing in the first two games this season.

    Wide receiver Brandon James is the first Gator to come out and say dynamic playmaker Percy Harvin might miss some actual game time because of the nagging heel injury. James, the kick-return specialist who has been filling in for Harvin at his usual receiver spot during practice, said his teammate might not be in the lineup for the Aug. 30 season opener against Hawaii.

    “I think he may only be out one or two games, if that, with the ankle injury,” James said.

  141. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 7:12 pm

    Great news for Hawaii! I hope Florida’s corps is riddled with injuries.

  142. d1島: August 18, 2008 7:13 pm

    Most Folks who saw their spring game will recall Carlos Dunlap (DE) as one of the expected new stars for the Geckos. This article talks about four more newcomers who should make a difference for them. I’m pretty sure Mon Williams is the RB I recall as a really tough runner.

    RB Mon Williams (R-So.): It’s easy to forget about this guy with Harvin, Rainey, Moody and Moore creating all the buzz. But Williams was poised for a big 2007 before his torn ACL in the spring of 2007. A tough, between-the-tackles guy like Williams is inidispensable for a team that needs toughness in the backfield.

  143. d1島: August 18, 2008 7:14 pm

    sorry, forgot to change the link to the story about the five newcomers

  144. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2008 7:16 pm

    Our people say that Letuli was not taken out because of injury.

  145. Pauoa Boy August 18, 2008 7:16 pm

    So I’m watching TV and a preview for the chick flick House Bunny came on and had to laugh when I heard this…

    The girl is in the restaurant ordering and goes “instead of the mahi-mahi can I just get the mahi because i’m not very hungry”


  146. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 7:17 pm

    disciplinary reasons, ST?

  147. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 7:18 pm

    PB, was she blonde?

  148. d1島: August 18, 2008 7:18 pm

    Starting LB’s Brandon Spikes and Dustin Doe have a lot of facial hair which somehow ends up hanging the name “Wolfpack” on this year’s Gecko Defense.

    Wonder what Hawaii players will do when eight UF defenders start gnawing on their legs after tackles.

  149. Pauoa Boy August 18, 2008 7:20 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    August 18th, 2008 at 7:18 pm
    PB, was she blonde?

    WOW, lmao, haha, duh? j/k

  150. Kekoa August 18, 2008 7:21 pm

    Liz ~ I hate to bust your bubble, but I heard on the news of the new iphone being recalled because of problems with a chip that can’t be fixed in the field. You might want to get with CS about that.

    Maybe the one they shipped out has already had the new component installed. Also, keep close track of your battery life. That was another gripe they said they were getting.

  151. d1島: August 18, 2008 7:22 pm

    Tomorrow seems to be a big day in the plans of both coaches as game prep ramps up this week; Hawaii will be at No-Aloha Stadium at noon trying to simulate Gainesville steaminess and the Geckos will try to ride out a hurricane as they attempt to simulate Hawaii’s schemes.

    As T.S. Fay could become a hurricane by the time it hits Gainesville on Wednesday morning, the Florida Gators might alter their practice schedule. The plan is to have a Tuesday morning scrimmage and two practices Wednesday, but the storm could come as early as Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. The Tuesday scrimmage is actually important because UF is implementing a mock Hawaii offense and defense using team backups. Coach Urban Meyer says he’s worried because the Gators can’t afford to waste precious practice time.

  152. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 7:24 pm

    Hey, D1, that’s even BETTER news! Let the hurricane begin. j/k of course.

  153. d1島: August 18, 2008 7:25 pm

    Heading to Kapiolani CS for oxtail soup.
    One of #2 son’s requests b4 he leaves for McMinnville….

  154. WarriorMojo August 18, 2008 7:37 pm

    Our people say that Letuli was not taken out because of injury.

    Aw, come one, ST, say it ain’t so. I don’t know if I should feel relief or worry even more. How long is this situation expected to last? Is it grades or conduct?

  155. cavewarrior August 18, 2008 7:43 pm

    Good evening all,
    Does anyone know how the “hands up” routine is going at practice?…and how successful was Dana LeDuc at getting cooperation from PRO-football Rams players to do this? I can’t imagine the pros adhering to this regimen, unless of course they got fined for non-compliance…

    GO Warriors !!!

  156. cavewarrior August 18, 2008 7:46 pm

    Do tell all if you can post with iPhone…Good Luck!!

  157. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2008 7:52 pm

    Nope, Gigi, he’s fine.

  158. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2008 7:53 pm

    Relax, folks. Letuli is fine. There’s nothing wrong.

  159. Jason August 18, 2008 7:54 pm

    Mark Rodrigues is very cute. What’s he doing these days, assuming he graduated already?

    gigi, you do realize that “those giant-killing Chaminade basketball teams” were from 26 years ago? 😛

    Went to afternoon practice after getting “robbed” by the UH Bookstore. (Yeah, I bought my books. But I got a nice discount card for local businesses in the area.) Nothing much to report. The first half was on special teams — Kelly and Symonds practiced kickoffs and punts (as Grasso was not there). They worked on kickoff and punt coverage. After that, the QBs came up and threw to half of the receivers, while the other half practiced catching with the JUGS and did those ab-crunch catches.

  160. 3-Prong August 18, 2008 7:56 pm

    Hey ST: What is the deal with UH selling both Nike and UA logo wear? I would think that UA would want exclusivity after donating to the program. Is the selling of Nike gear a carry over from a previous contract? In any event, my personal opinion is that UA designs leave something to be desired thus far. Hope they come out with some new stuff soon.

  161. Kelli August 18, 2008 8:02 pm

    ST: Thank you! I’ll be in tomorrow.

    homey ⑤: Yogurtland was yummy-licious again! I just came back from going with my friend. Two people were using their heads this year and got me Yogurtland gift cards for my bday. 🙂 I tried the mochi topping… LOVED IT!

    I’m going to attempt to take pictures from the clinic tomorrow. Maybe I’ll even take notes!

    And the monkey arrives… Gotta go!

  162. Stephen Tsai August 18, 2008 8:05 pm

    Nike stuff is the old stuff.
    Kind of like our paper selling 150th merchandise.

  163. koakane™ August 18, 2008 8:13 pm

    evening gang, how is everybody doing?

    lizk hope your new iphone is a better experience than last one. 😉 I am enjoying mine so good luck-no give up sista. btw stevem got one also and he always gives good advise so no scared ask him.

    kama send an email to you so check it out when you can.

    caught the beach vball and wash and may looks unbeatable. 😀 also da guy from jamaca (?) who is 6’8″ and runs da 100/200. da bugga fast and just cursing along 😯

    hope da warriors start to put their stuff together only 2 wks before dey go to da swamp and with the weather d1 posted looks like it will be a swamp when the team gets there. plenty guys all busted up. wonder if the change in coaching caused many of da players to come in not ready for business ❓ (imho)

  164. Pomai August 18, 2008 8:14 pm

    Gigi #141 and 152, no that’s not what we want, because when we win then all we will hear is that we did because we played their scrubs. We want them at full strength so that when we do win, and we will win, the world will know that we are for real.

  165. Stretch August 18, 2008 8:25 pm

    August 18th, 2008 at 7:56 pm
    In any event, my personal opinion is that UA designs leave something to be desired thus far. Hope they come out with some new stuff soon.

    I am waiting for UA to come out with some new stuff also. I wonder if the football team has any input into some of the designs??

  166. bighilofan2 August 18, 2008 8:30 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos everywhere!

    we’re getting down, real close now!!!

    Tom Mui
    you can get me at susanleeloy at gmail dot com.

  167. kama krab August 18, 2008 8:39 pm

    Eh Koakane

    I got your email and I went send you one other one. Read um when you get chance. Thanks ah.

  168. bighilofan2 August 18, 2008 8:42 pm

    today I sent three faxes to Darolyn Lendio, General Counsel, UH, and Greg Takeyama, Director of Communications, UHM. cc;d Kevin Souza, Lt. Gov’s Chief of Staff. about the Ching Cooke Field fix. you gotta laugh. first Mr. Takeyama was real pleasant, but I asked him for a copy of the complaint, and he had to check with Mr. Dugg, Procurement Office. Hasn’t got back to me yet, but I’m gonna give him till tomorrow. He’s being nice, I’m being nice.

    I started off da conversation by telling Greg Takeyama dat Dennis Sadowski filed the protest. He corrected me, telling me the complaint was filed by CO-HA [Builders Inc]. I said Dennis Sadowski was CO-HA’s registered agent, secretary treasurer and director. I asked for the letter; after that kind of introduction, I’m expecting his full cooperation tomorrow. I cc’d Mr. Souza on all of this.

    Tom Mui, you make great points. A copy of the Tanaka v DLNR decision is coming your way. I don’t have a hard copy of the minutes of the 10/07 meeting, but I’m thinking that Darolyn Lendio knows we are looking at this very carefully and publicly , so I’m expecting her to put in long hours on this one.
    Never got a chance to talk to her today, but thats what facsimiles are for. She knows the cc’s are going to ST, Ferd Lewis.

    What you think? Should we get Rep. Takai in the loop now? I’m thinking that UH wants this moved along asap, so I’m just gonna keep sending out good vibes and see if my charming ways gets results, or if we gotta go to plan B.

    But from wat I heard today, its pretty much a given that UH knows the advisory from the Contractor’s Board was not a rule.

    what we’re left with is Dennis Sadowski crying about spilled milk and dragging down his friends on the Board.


    i sure wish I had Ferd Lewis’ facsimile #.

    btw, we’re using the wrong wording. instead of conflict of interest, try ‘appearance of improprietty.


  169. bighilofan2 August 18, 2008 8:45 pm

    Hey you guyz, i’m going to get up in da middle of the night and check my facts. if any of you geniuses like contribute samoa, go for it. we’re in this together.

    Go Warriors!

  170. Garret August 18, 2008 8:49 pm

    Bad news for Reagan…sad to say, I saw this coming when they signed Grigsby since Miami’s RB coach was the one who turned Grigsby into a FB.

    Boomer Grigsby, who started the game, is clearly the front-runner to become the lone fullback kept on the 53-man roster. Reagan Mauia is so-so in all of his assignments, and his blocking wasn’t special. I suspect his tenure with the Dolphins is over.

  171. Koauka August 18, 2008 8:49 pm

    So this is a “appearance of impropriety?” I’d like to think the entire board is not involved, but…………..

  172. Garret August 18, 2008 8:51 pm

    Roster battles for the Dolphins.

    Reagan Mauia vs. Boomer Grigsby

    The more versatile Grigsby supplanted Mauia as the starter Saturday and boosted his chances with a 7-yard catch, key blocks and a special-teams tackle. EDGE: Grigsby

    Wide receivers
    Greg Camarillo vs. David Kircus

    Rookie Davone Bess has carved out a niche in the slot, while Camarillo and Kircus seem to be the same sure-handed player. Kircus stretches the field more. EDGE: Kircus

  173. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 8:53 pm

    Kelli – Pistachio yogurt, mochi pieces, nuts, and chocolate syrup!

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    August 18th, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    PB, was she blonde?

    I had to laugh when I read that because first thing that came to my mind was a 99 year old Korean lady. 😆

  174. Garret August 18, 2008 8:55 pm

    When thinking about UH’s past QB recruiting battles, everyone seemed to end up in a good spot for them.

    Kevin Craft is starting at UCLA, his friends and family can watch him play.

    Robert Marve is expected to be named Miami’s #1 QB, his friends and family can easily watch him play.

    Bo Mitchell is starting at SMU, his friends and family can watch him play.

    Brent Rausch is starting at UH, with UH’s coaches only knowing about him because they were tipped off by SMU’s current QB coach.

    Funny how things worked out.

  175. bighilofan2 August 18, 2008 8:57 pm


    first i’d like to thank you for making this nice spot to come hang out and meet odda peeps who got da same goal as me, Warrior Nation.

    some things have happened here lately that I’d like to get off my chest. i’ve found that i’m sometimes not 100% right, and as difficult as it sometimes is for me, I try to give odda peeps a chance. what i’m saying is, maybe da facts you thinkin about wit da peep who wen pi$$ yu off could be a misunderstanding caused by someone in UHAthletics giving you dda wrong read about what was akchally said. i dunno, i wasn’t dare, but if peeps like explain demselves, apologize like dat, maybe taking da high road is good. one time 3 years ago, i akchally counted to 1000 3 times, and den i was so so pi$$ed i had to count samoa.

    anyway, dats my opinion. rodney king said “can’t we just get along?: so true 😀 peace! akchally, for dat kine akshun, gotta fo face to face, look da bugga in da eye. den if yu still feel like dat, … free cuntree.

    an akchally, get all kine guyz heeah wit issuuz…. 😀
    in my professional opinion. 😀 i’m tinkin get ATV (alternatives to violence) class rejects heeah workin on long distance relationships 😀 I have a little personal experience in these matters. 👿 😆

    Great report on da players today. keep it up gangee!

    Go warriors!

  176. Garret August 18, 2008 9:00 pm

    Tombo just pointed out to me that the UH-Weber State game is on ESPN GamePlan!!! So, the first 2 games of the season will be on GamePlan!

  177. Ralph August 18, 2008 9:02 pm

    Bighilofan2 are you writing your messages in classic plantation style pidgin?

  178. Garret August 18, 2008 9:02 pm

    Congratulations to Jaymes and Colleen! Sophia is a really cute baby!

  179. Koauka August 18, 2008 9:03 pm


    What is the general feeling regarding the QB situation at UCLA. Geez, I think any QB’s on the Bruin’s roster or future QB’s should carry ti leaves and Hawaiian Salt on campus. Year after year QB’s are marred by injuries.

    Plus it makes Norm Chows job a bit harder.

  180. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 9:06 pm

    bhf2 – I thought RK said, “can we all get along”… I know what you mean…

  181. al August 18, 2008 9:06 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 18th, 2008 at 8:05 pm
    Nike stuff is the old stuff.
    Kind of like our paper selling 150th merchandise.

    hey, i really like those 150th anniversary luggage tags. i’ll take the leftovers.

  182. kama krab August 18, 2008 9:06 pm

    Eh Garret imagine if we could have gotten even one of those QB to come to Hawaii. Just imagine.

  183. Ralph August 18, 2008 9:06 pm

    Bighilofan2 spoke with Takai this saturday and he said it is not a UH issue although it impacts UH, the issue is the dept ruling on the “advisory.” UH is in the middle, it has to comply with procedures made by a state agency…but contact him and get his take on the situation and if he can give you any insight as to who you should be directing your communication to at this time. We got your back….

  184. gigi-hawaii © August 18, 2008 9:09 pm

    hmmm. Now I wonder if the HA, HSB, and Midweek will reject my letter to the editor re Sadowski and Cooke Field. Will know tomorrow.

  185. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 9:13 pm

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention this but I’d like to thank whoever left their Heineken and Beck’s in my cooler!

  186. Pomai August 18, 2008 9:14 pm

    Ralph #177 LOL
    Most of the time I have to read Bighilofan2’s post twice to git da driff, but Bighilofan2 no stop brah, you git’em. But for real Bighilofan2 tell us how you really feel about da situation?? LOL:)

  187. Pomai August 18, 2008 9:16 pm

    : ) = :mrgreen:

  188. Ralph August 18, 2008 9:17 pm

    Bighilofan2 I meant your fax messages

  189. kama krab August 18, 2008 9:17 pm

    You know Bhf2,

    I think this whole situation going with Cooke Field is a whole bunch of BS. It shows that the process has still not changed to this day. It also shows that there will always be someone out there looking out for themselves rather than for the well being our beloved Warriors and the rest of the programs that use the field for there various uses.

    I am happy to know that there is people out there like you and the rest of Tsai-kos that are willing to take that extra mile to make sure that things like this do not have to go through the same BS system everything else have to.

    All I have to say is keep up the heat on these people and make sure they respond to each and every question you have with the most feasible answers and explainations.

    Sorry for going on and on but that is how I feel. That’s all

  190. Jason August 18, 2008 9:18 pm

    Aww, what a cute baby. Congrats!

  191. A-House August 18, 2008 9:29 pm

    Florida Ted:

    Hope you are hankering down for Fay and it’s a drizzle when it reaches your area.

    Take care and be sake.

  192. Garret August 18, 2008 9:33 pm


    I think that “concerned” and “hopeful” would be the terms that fairly characterize the feeling about the QB situation in UCLA’s camp. Maybe Craft will be good…but they are getting *really* thin at the position!

  193. Garret August 18, 2008 9:36 pm

    kama krab,

    Nice to see you on the blog again! I would love to have had Marve at UH, but he stayed at home and is starting for a BCS conference team, so I can’t criticize him for his choice.

    Craft might have been good, but he would have missed Spring Practice at UH (though UCLA had a really late Spring Practice and he got to attend theirs) and he had only 2 years to play…I like how Rausch has 3 years to play.

    I don’t think that the current coaching staff wanted a freshman like Bo Mitchell, so that is no big deal to me.

  194. jm2375 August 18, 2008 9:37 pm

    Good evening Tsaikos!!

    Hope you are all having a good day!!

    bhf2 – go get um! We gotcha your back!

    BTW – got this email from Georgetown. Given that UH just finalized their schedule for this season, I find this surprising. Wonder what they’re waiting for?

    There are a variety of season ticket packages available ranging from $10 upper level seats to great seats in the arena’s lower bowl. As a season ticket holder, you will receive the following discounts on the face-value ticket price:

    All 100 and 200 level seats (non-courtside): $40/game face value; $32/game season ticket
    Upper concourse (400 level) center: $25/game face value; $20/game season ticket
    Upper concourse (400 level) corner: $22.50/game face value; $18/game season ticket
    Upper concourse (400 level) end zone: $10/game face value; $10/game season ticket
    We do not yet know how many games the Hoyas will play this season; the schedule will most likely be released in September. Once the number of Verizon Center home games is finalized, you will be invoiced for the balance on your account (the final cost of the tickets less the $100 per seat deposit).

    Seats in the 100 and 200 level also require an annual, minimum per-seat donation to the Hoya Hoop Club, the booster club for Georgetown Men’s Basketball. The donation is 80% tax deductible and is due Friday, October 17.

    Per seat donations range from $50 to $5000 (courtside) 😯

  195. al August 18, 2008 9:37 pm


    collect early….we never know when we will leave this earth. if you wait until 70 you would have to live until about 92.

  196. Garret August 18, 2008 9:38 pm

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

    UC-Irvine scientists got $4 mil from the Army to study “synthetic telepathy”…in other words, someone would think of something and a computer’s speech-recognition system would translate the brain waves and do what was suggested.

  197. Garret August 18, 2008 9:38 pm

    Japan uses about 7600 tons of uranium each year for their nuclear power plants. They are talking about getting 195 million tons of uranium from genetically engineered seaweed and from sea water.

  198. Garret August 18, 2008 9:38 pm

    Pretty funny that there was a 10-story-high Microsoft XP “Blue Screen of Death” displayed during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics. The XP error message was displayed for *2 hours* during the televised ceremony.

  199. Garret August 18, 2008 9:39 pm

    More than 1,300 Catholic schools have closed in our country since 1990. Part of the problem is the decreasing numbers of priests, nuns, and brothers (who all work for little or no pay), which forces the schools to hire outsiders at teacher’s salaries that result in painful tuition increases. I know that I attended a week-long Jesuit retreat while I was at SCU and there were significant problems for the church due to the declining numbers of Jesuits.

  200. Garret August 18, 2008 9:40 pm

    Texas high school student was suspended (2 days!) for answering a phone call from his Dad in Iraq. I *cannot* believe that the school will not remove the black mark from this student’s record!

  201. Garret August 18, 2008 9:40 pm

    Free play links pau.

  202. Garret August 18, 2008 9:41 pm

    85-year-old blind World War II vet made a hole-in-one!

  203. Garret August 18, 2008 9:45 pm

    Josh Leonard’s grandmother and a few other people were asking about the streaming video that Hawaiian Telecom had last year and if they would be doing it again this year. Tombo sent me this link that shows that Oceanic is taking over the internet streaming…and they are charging a LOT more this season!

    There will also be live internet streaming of UH home games for various sports. Check out the schedule below for prices and availability.

    Internet streaming of all home games can be purchased online (coming soon). Internet streaming available for Football, Women’s and Men’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball, and Baseball. Individual game prices are $12 for football and $6 for all other sports.

  204. madeinhawaii August 18, 2008 9:54 pm


    $12 is not bad if the quality of streams are better, faster and less likely to overload than what people were getting from H-telecom.

    I suppose with all the bleeding that H-tel is experiencing from lost revenues, they really can’t affford to be the highest bidder to keep the athletics package.

  205. Garret August 18, 2008 9:57 pm

    UH Athletic’s new website will launch on Wednesday!

    The University of Hawai’i Athletics Department has revised and upgraded its website,, and will launch the new site on Wednesday, August 20. In addition to a new design, the website will include streaming video with highlights, interviews, and feature stories about UH teams, student-athletes, and coaches. is the one-stop, online shop for everything related to UH sports. The site features a wide array of information as well as online ticket services, merchandise, and promotions.

    The new website includes all of the familiar features from the current website, plus additional historic information and online media guides for all UH men’s and women’s sports. The streaming video for the website will be in Flash and two screen sizes are available for fans’ viewing. Drop-down boxes along the top of the pages make the site easier to navigate.

    UH is working with Internet Consulting Services, a web-design company specializing in collegiate athletics, which currently services more than 200 college sports websites nationwide. The content of the website will be managed internally by UH Athletics.

  206. Garret August 18, 2008 9:58 pm


    I would agree with you if the quality was guaranteed to be better. However, with the increased interest in the Warriors and this being the first year that Oceanic is doing the streaming for Warriors games, I’m worried about the quality!

  207. Kelli August 18, 2008 10:06 pm

    homey ⑤: I had peanut butter and green tea. I ate it separately, so don’t think it was gross.

  208. ryan August 18, 2008 10:07 pm

    If you want to email Dennis Sadowski about the Cooke Field turf here’s his email address.

  209. tom mui August 18, 2008 10:10 pm


    I don’t know if you read my stuff on the blog, but perhaps Curveball, who offered his help, may be able to get the hard copy of the 10/07 meeting.

    You could give Ferd a call or drop him an e-mail or letter. STeveM tells me that you don’t have an e-mail address but perhaps this is the time to get one, even temporarily. I use e-mail for my $50.00 arbitration (CAAP) cases!

  210. Homie August 18, 2008 10:13 pm

    its to bad some of the redshirts arent out at camp yet to help out with our offense by giving them a good look… the MLB or mean looking backer Kaleo Wong, walk-ons Josh Andrews who turned down a naval academy scholarship to stay closer to home, and the newly added Marc Moody from MVSU would put up a promising scout team for the Warriors, maybe not the Gators but close as we can get for service players

  211. madeinhawaii August 18, 2008 10:16 pm


    Well, with less than two weeks to go, I still don’t see anything on Oceanic’s home page regarding UH video streaming. On UH’s website, it looks like they are launching some kind of Video streaming widget.

  212. Ralph August 18, 2008 10:26 pm

    Techies handling the UH athletic website: I hope they do a better job than those who messed with the warrior beat or currently messing with the WB….imagine the nightmare of not being able to log on, long refresh time, changing font size, changing background, auto deletes, etc

  213. madeinhawaii August 18, 2008 10:36 pm


    The UH website seems to be running smoother these days, but then it could be because there isn’t much traffic till game day. Leave it to UH to underestimate the load, though.

  214. homey ⑤ August 18, 2008 10:40 pm

    I wonder if ST is watching “The Hills”?

  215. Koauka August 18, 2008 10:45 pm

    Just came home from work, lo and behold, the 2008 Warrior Football Tickets have arrived.

    Now that’s exciting! Wish the season started tomorrow!

    I’m ready for some football.

  216. d1島: August 18, 2008 10:47 pm


    Same here!
    Tix in da mail today!

    IS IT SATURDAY (Sept. 6th) YET?

  217. al August 18, 2008 11:13 pm

    d1 and koauka……now i am worried?

    please, please mr. postman……

  218. Pride. August 18, 2008 11:19 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    August 18th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Great news for Hawaii! I hope Florida’s corps is riddled with injuries.

    Shame on you Gigi. You don’t really want anyone to get hurt do you?

    When you beat your opponent, you don’t want them to make any excuses for losing the game. You want to play your best against their best.

    Please fellow Tsai-kos…let’s not get into the habit of hoping that our opponents incur injuries to their better players before we play them. First of all, it isn’t “pono”. Secondly, that belittles our Warriors by saying that we can’t beat them when they are at their best.

    Our attitude should be that we will come to your house to compete against your best. Let the best man win.

  219. al August 18, 2008 11:25 pm


    i agree 100%!

  220. Pride. August 18, 2008 11:26 pm

    One more point and I’ll get off my soapbox. Once again Tsai-kos remember, even though we get all excited as Warrior fans, the opponents across the field are just kids. They’re the same age as my daughters, St’s daughters, D1’s #2 son, and Bulla’s baby boy. Football is a rough game by itself without us wishing injuries upon anyone else’s kids.

    Gigi, I’m not picking on you, this is for everyone.

    Okay pau, soapbox is ready to break.

  221. Jason August 18, 2008 11:33 pm

    Pride.: You forgot al’s adopted son/gigi’s adopted great-great-great grandson. 😉

    But yeah, I agree 200%.

  222. myki August 18, 2008 11:36 pm

    Pride and al,

    I agree with the two of you. I know how it feels to have your son come home with a football injury, and the long lasting effects of some of them.

  223. Jason August 18, 2008 11:37 pm

    Ah, and Kelli, Miss Green Tea.

  224. Jason August 18, 2008 11:38 pm

    And James, as he insists he’s still in his early 20s. 😉

  225. oxtail soup August 18, 2008 11:43 pm

    This was part of a humorous article about the Jets-Skins game

    ‘In the locker room I asked Brennan why no one else on the team seemed to know it was his birthday and was amused by his candid answer.

    “I was afraid of what kind of hazing would happen to a guy on his birthday, so I tried to keep it hush,” said Brennan , who apparently isn’t familiar or very confident in coach Zorn’s no rookie hazing policy.

    Either way it was the perfect answer from young quarterback who continues to improve. It’s becoming more and more apparent why Hawaii has fallen in love with this kid. If he keeps it up he too may one day get a game ball.

    [Editor’s note: Matt Terl, the Redskins highly-talented blogger, writes in to shed some light on the topic of Brennan and rookie hazing. “Colt got his stuff talcum powdered at the home game, so he’s understandably skittish. Not sure why no one covered that, but there you go.”]’

  226. Koauka August 18, 2008 11:46 pm

    No worry Al, from what I was told these tickets are mailed from a mainland printer. The mailing comes in bunches. I guess this time I got one the first bunch. Usually I catch the last mailing.

    But them tickets feel good in your hands. Relief………….

  227. HiFlyer August 18, 2008 11:47 pm

    Jason – I think james found out saturday night that he is no longer in his twenties.

    addahknowjoe, stretch – thanks for the stickers.

  228. lakerj32 aka "lefty" August 18, 2008 11:51 pm

    Evening Tsaikos,

    Thanks AdkJoe for the nice comments but what the heck are the twins saying about us??!! Chawan and I are all paranoid about it now.

    Made a bet with my friend, says UH will loose by more that 32 to florida. No prob for the boys, I have faith. My friend played for Oregon St. so he talks smack all the time. Hope we beat the crap out of the beavers.

    Sorry for spelling everyones name wrong last night. esp HOMEY. sheesh…hes gonna swish my head into a herman frazier.

    BTW if there is no investigation on the Chinese gymnasts;s age I blame it on Mr. Platters, Herman Frazier. lol. Anything goes wrong for USA, blame it on Frazier. LOL.

  229. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 19, 2008 12:09 am

    Got our tickets too… wow, they are pretty like a sheet of mint stamps!

  230. LizKauai (iPhone) August 19, 2008 12:18 am

    Hi Koakane, practicing now.
    Just got my elec. Bill – yikes! $100 higher than last mo and the same usage ! 😡

  231. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 19, 2008 12:23 am

    Murf =aka Homer McFanboy has a new blog.

    2. “Wicked Games” by Stone Sour

    We couldn’t reference the original Chris Isaak’s version because that makes us think of Helena Christensen, and once that happens we’re not coming back to football. So we’ll settle for the rough-around-the-edges cover done by Stone Sour, which seems fitting for the Hawaii-Colt Brennan love affair. If Colt keeps making plays whenever the coaches call his number, you can bet Brennan’s fan club will only get bigger.

  232. Ralph August 19, 2008 12:29 am

    Congratulations to Jaymes and Colleen Song, welcome baby Sophia!

  233. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 19, 2008 12:33 am

    Congratulations to Jaymes and Colleen Song, welcome baby Sophia!


    Nitey nite!
    And sweet dreams!

  234. myki August 19, 2008 12:38 am

    Hi Liz,

    I’m practicing too. I’m still not very good with my i touch. Can only do one finger typing.

    Time for me to go nite nite. Oyasuminasai.

  235. NYUH August 19, 2008 1:03 am

    This list missing a few warriors:


    The Western Athletic Conference, known for wide-open, pass-happy offenses, has several standout running backs this season. Among them:

    Ian Johnson, Boise State, senior. The face of the Broncos’ Fiesta Bowl run after the 2006 season. He rushed for 1,041 yards (5.0 a carry) in 2007, and some in Boise think he might be only the third most-talented back on the team in terms of natural ability. Sophomore Jeremy Avery (672 yards, 6.5 a carry) looked great last year, and redshirt freshman Doug Martin is expected to have an impact.

    Luke Lippincott, Nevada, senior. The 2007 WAC rushing leader (1,420 yards) and offensive player of the year.

    Ryan Mathews, Fresno State, sophomore. Twelfth-year coach Pat Hill calls it “the best situation since I’ve been here” at running back. Mathews (866 yards, 6.0 a carry) and junior Lonyae Miller (609 yards) are listed as co-starters. Junior Anthony Harding (449 yards) backs them up.

    Yonus Davis, San Jose State, senior. Granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA. A two-time second-team all-WAC pick who rushed for 1,007 yards (6.2 a carry) in 2006. Played only part of one game last year, and the Spartans struggled with their running game.

    Patrick Jackson, Louisiana Tech, senior. A second-team all-WAC pick who played all of 2007 with a toe injury and had surgery at the end of the season. He still gained 950 yards (4.7 a carry).

    Deonte Jackson, Idaho, sophomore. Last season the nephew of St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson was second in the league in rushing (1,175 yards, 4.9 yards a carry).

    By Dan Hinxman

  236. 99club August 19, 2008 1:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Just saw on espn dot com that UH @ Utah St. on Nov 1st will be on ESPN GAMEPLAN. That makes two games for GAMEPLAN: Florida and Utah ST.
    Any word on the Hawaiian Telcom package yet?

    Aug. 30 — At Florida (ESPN Gameplan)
    Sept. 6 — Weber State
    Sept. 13 — At Oregon State (Fox Sports Net Northwest)
    Sept. 20 — Open
    Sept. 27 — San Jose State
    Oct. 4 — At Fresno State
    Oct. 11 — Louisiana Tech
    Oct. 17 — At Boise State (ESPN)
    Oct. 25 — Nevada
    Nov. 1 — At Utah State (ESPN Gameplan)
    Nov. 8 — At New Mexico State
    Nov. 15 — Open
    Nov. 22 — Idaho
    Nov. 29 — Washington State
    Dec. 6 — Cincinnati (ESPN)

  237. NYUH August 19, 2008 1:27 am


    ESPN Gameplan is usually good at picking up the UH away games. I’m sure Fresno State and even New Mexico State will be aired. Thanks for the confirmation on Utah State.

  238. Joel-Gainesville, FL August 19, 2008 2:55 am

    Watch out Hawaii and Georgia, UF defense packing a punch.

    “There’s no reason for us not to be the best defense in the nation, in the SEC. We’re working hard every day to get better. Our goal is to be the No. 1 defense in the nation.”


  239. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 3:41 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    In Florida, its almost noon, the 19th. dats just 11 days to go!!! prety soon our Warriors catchin da plane, making ready! Go Warriors Go!

  240. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 3:46 am


    when writing on guud kine bonn paypah, I suggess no use classic plantation pidgin. takes away frum da ahmbeeahnc 😀 😛


    gotta read oah yu like reed em 2 tiimes? 😀

  241. Joel-Gainesville, FL August 19, 2008 3:51 am

    Hello BigHiloFan2,

    Actually, it is 9:37 am in Gainesville.

    What are your plans in Gainesville?

  242. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 3:58 am


    i got nuttin fo say to Denny Sadowski in email. all dis technicality is a bunch ah hoooee!!!v da bottom line is he is holdin up prakticc on da new improved Ching Cooke Field. cut da crap, cut da bs. enuf already.

    Get meeting Friday, Dennis Sadowski, Joe Kindrich, Tady Arisumi.



    i noticed yesterday dat da govt peeps naturally use words like “procurement dept, Ho-Ca, phfttt! a bunch of crap. why no just say “Duff said no can.” Den I no its Duff. or just say Sadowski wen file da protest. no tell Ho-Ca. you remind me ah da SB talk, alll waha – ha ha. i just called it for wat it wuz – make A

    no make me “guess” for show yu we doing our homework. an I ain’t going away…..

  243. Joel-Gainesville, FL August 19, 2008 4:01 am


    Thinking of throwing a party for the Hawaii fans in Gainesville.

    Do you think it is a good idea?

  244. Garret August 19, 2008 4:10 am


    Great news about the Utah State game being on ESPN GamePlan! Last night I posted the link to ESPN’s schedule that showed that the Weber State game was on GamePlan, so that means that there are already 3 games (including the first 2) on the GamePlan list!

    It appears that Hawaiian Telecom is *not* doing the internet streaming this year. Last night I posted a link from Oceanic’s website that said that Oceanic will be doing the streaming for $12 per game.

  245. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 4:10 am

    howzit Joel.

    akchally, assuming American arrives on time, gonna hang with AHouse guyz Fri nite. coming up early Sat morning. supposed to meet sum Fla fans in da parking lot at da stadium for tailgate. i dunno. going play dat one by ear.

    i prolly like walk around inside da bldg, take my grandson for like at da props in da stadium bldg itself. He’ turning 12 da 3rd. Like him vision big. real big fo his fewcha. 😀

    but if yu like doo sumtin, hey, its y o town. wat yu like fo do? my son in law is a big brown kiina short balla head fireman, 5’8″220 lbs. tick neck, small head. brown like Jemima. if neva have son/granson, garanz we be partyin wit da GayTaz befo da game. 😀 😀 wat yu figah, i gotta hide for carryin my bannah exposed? 😀 day get lawz about dat?

  246. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 4:50 am


    I dunno wat yu wuz tinkin. lessee. yo find out da UH stay puttin out one bid for da Cooke Field Fix. yo go look at da specs so yu figah wat yu gotta do, right? so yu look at da specs and yu see all da UH written specs, qualifications, how much dis, how much dat, right? I mean, you gotta bid for make at least no lose, right? an yu notice dat da UH specs no menshun da hidden details yo Contraktah Bored wen make. an yu no tell UH, right? so UH goes its merry way and passes out bid, gets bid, all da while yu no da UH paypahwork peeps neva follow da Kontraktah Boreds new “law.’ right/ even if da “law” is not a “rule”, still yu gotta admit da bottom line, pretty pretty Sneaky kine, right?

    an now yu going hole up da fix? bradda, i got sometin fo say to yu, but not going be in one private email. going be at da meetin wit yo frenz and frenz ah frenz. da idea is wat i aluudin 2 above. yu one sneaky kine junk kine guy, dass all. Sadowski 1st, screw UH an Warrior nation. bradda, i not going let yu take advantage ah da UH baboozkaz, if dats how yu tinkin.

    i get one name fo yu, Denny Sadowski.


    course i can tink ah coupla odda names starting with “$” 😆

    btw, i wonda his political affiliationzzzzzzzzz

  247. djmitcho August 19, 2008 4:54 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Hope everyone has a Warrior Day. Back to the court house for me.

    Quick update on Kama Bailey. My best friend is a college official and he worked Idaho’s scrimmage on Saturday. He said Kama was the best looking running back they had and wouldn’t be suprised if he was starting before the end of the year.
    Ok, Esme and out!

  248. Joel-Gainesville, FL August 19, 2008 5:00 am


    Your plan sounds good. Don’t forget to check out the bars near the stadium before the game, kids are okay. Visit Gator City, Salty Dog, Balls, Grog House, Copper Monkey, and Swamp.

    Planning a party after the game at a local restaurant at around 4:30pm. Free appetizers and a cash bar. Can you go?

  249. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 5:00 am


    the bottom line is, as a very highly placed politician said recently to me:


    an das a fakkkk!!!! no can win in da publik opinion, dat kine.

  250. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 5:06 am


    4:30 p.m. depenz but prolly not. gotta go back Orlando, catch da mickey parade. I coming back Orlando Monday and stay one nite wit Family. i can get togedda wit yu den. my cel is 808-937-8546.
    maybe we meet Monday eve?

    yu like me bring anyting? tink about it. going get room. for small ine.

  251. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 5:12 am


    what is your projected timetable for resolving this dispute? which agency/departments are involved in this fiasco? which agency are you thinking is making the decision? [I’m thinking that UH doesn’t no since Legal counsel doesn’t keep a copy of your complaint, or so i was told. and UH communications doeesn’t have your records for me to get a copy of, I gotta go through Procurement Mr. Duff, , or so i was told. I’m trying to keep an open mind.

    tomorrow (Wed) I’ll ask the questions a little more pointedly. Then I’ll go copy Jeff Portnoy’s complaint and get to the bottom of this….

  252. MeiLing August 19, 2008 5:14 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    BHF2: MAHALO for taking up the battle! Since you one lawyah, I have faith in you to get to the heart of this issue. It’s so transparent what Sadowski did with the “rules” when sitting on the Contractors’ board.

    ST ~ Could you email me about my mail to you? I wanna know… Tanks,eh! I gotta go back to cleaning house & can’t hang on the blog.

    Esme & out …

  253. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 5:17 am


    I learned my cake cookin tekneek from Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm: 2000 degrees for 5 minutes, vanilla frosting

  254. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 5:21 am

    I would pay to have da UH peeps Lendio, Takeyama, Haffner, Minota all in da same room at da same time….

    wait wait big hilo, put out da warm fuzzy vibes still yet…..

    go ask da communications guy, what and when is da agenda….

  255. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 5:31 am

    Ralph, curveball, Al, ST,

    jus in case yu dunno,
    dis bradda iis all riled up!!!

    i expecktin answers from da communications guy, straight up answers. real straight up answers. none of this “procurement office” bs. i like names, an i’m ready for take dis legal for get straight answers, special proceeding kine akshun, an i am not joking!!!

    so if dat commnicaons guy is yo fren, clue da bradda in,… mo bettah if we jus talk straight up, use names…. oddawize day going tink me and da basketball HA guy are frenz… akchally, copy cat.

    i not interested in making frenz…. i interested in gettin da field fix now.

  256. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 5:36 am

    Jeff Portnoy had the luxury of not really caring when the info came in, just so that it came in this year.

    things alittle different for me. i like the field fixed by end of October, like was planned. to do that, i gotta move a little more fast, get to da back door supah fast, no worry about all da china in da way…

    DENNIS SADOWSKI, UH peeps, i hope you’re reading this..

  257. Stretch August 19, 2008 5:38 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Looks like it’s going to be a productive day at work (as always) with the team holding a closed practice at Aloha Stadium. ST will have to give us the update.

    I wonder what sj and myki will be doing today

  258. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 5:40 am

    Mei Ling,

    Howzit sistah! malie coming next week. you’ll really like her, she is da bestest….. 😀 😀

  259. bighilofan2 August 19, 2008 5:45 am

    Mei Ling

    my bradda and my daughter are coming up with their two girls. talk about coddled…. 😆 😆 😆

    ahem, I am the oldest of the oldest of the oldest of the oldest…. as i tell my brothers and sisters, in the old days i was third in command.. and ruled when mom and dad weren’t home. 😀

  260. myki August 19, 2008 5:51 am

    Good Morning bhf2, Mel Ling, Stretch and Tsai-kos everywhere!

    It will be a more relaxed morning, no rushing around to make a doctors appointment a day early like yesterday. sj is still in bed so I can make fun of him. He will be at the doctors office and we both will meet friends for lunch at Camellia, then later on this afternoon I have an imaging appointment.

    Tonight, sj will pick his sister up at the airport and I will be at the SSC for Mrs. Mack’s football clinic.

    Wow we sure get a lot more accomplished on non-practice days.

  261. d1島 August 19, 2008 5:52 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hope the sun beats down on da team at noon.
    Put wattah on da field first; make ’em STEAMY, den go practice. 😯

    You da man.
    Only wish nevah need to have you focus on dis kine shibai. You, me, all of us get so many oddah tings fo’ do. Dis kine BS, lose money!
    Good luck, brah.
    Kinda appropriate dat Hawaii Five-0 stay making a comeback…Book ’em Hilo! 😉

  262. NYUH August 19, 2008 5:53 am


    Thanks for the link on Internet streaming of the UH games. That is really important to us on the mainland.

    (Look down below as the top of the page is mainly about PPV)

  263. d1島 August 19, 2008 5:55 am

    Have an Awesome Day erryboddy!

  264. jm2375 August 19, 2008 5:57 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Awww nuts! Da one day I actually had a little time to catch practice, dey not at UH. Oh well.

    Have a great day guys! ST – expect lots of pikchas and a detailed report from practice today.

    Back to lurking.

  265. addahknowjoe August 19, 2008 6:03 am

    Gmornin’ Everyone.

    To all our Tsaikettes- Have a wonderful session with Momma McMackin tonite.

    Three humble requests please:

    – Take plenny pichaz.

    – Take good notes and learn intently with vim and vigor!

    – Can teach us some stuff aftah you fallaz pau?

    Malama pono, ladies!

  266. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 19, 2008 6:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    “Jordon, a former Waimea High School runningback who went on to star at Colorado University, is now a Detroit Lion where he picked up two tackles and two assists in his outing last weekend.

    “He’s still absorbing the fact that he’s a Lion,” Higa said. “But when he was first drafted, I told him that he needed to give back to the community.”

    That prompted him to make an arrangement with Under Armour, one of Jordon’s endorsements, to provide the football team with shoes.
    At first he wanted shoes for both the junior varsity and the varsity players,” said Jon Kobayashi, the Waimea High School athletic director.

    “But the player arrangement he has prevented him from doing that. Instead, he came up with 50 shoes: that’s worth about $10,000.”

    Higa said she thinks that Jordon never forgot about how she would work overtime to pay for shoes while he was playing football at both the Pop Warner and at Waimea High School.

    “Shoes are probably one of the most expensive things you need to get when you play football,” Higa said. “In getting shoes for the team, he remembered how hard it is for parents, given the rising prices, to be able to afford shoes for football.”

  267. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 19, 2008 6:28 am

    Early and long day ahead- have a GREAT ONE!


  268. Loa August 19, 2008 6:35 am

    morning gang!

    congrats to the Song’s on their new addition,
    time for start the college fund eh

    tsaikettes – have a good time tonight, no worry about your significant others, i heard they get their own plans too

    pride. – #218 & 220 – i’m with you

    bighilo – keep pressing, check out #260 from the last topic

  269. NYUH August 19, 2008 6:37 am

    Scrubbed this a bit:

    Date Opponent Price

    September 6, 2008 Weber State $12
    September 27, 2008 San Jose State $12
    October 11, 2008 Louisiana Tech $12
    October 25, 2008 Nevada $12
    November 22, 2008 Idaho $12
    November 29, 2008 Washington State
    December 6, 2008 Cincinnati $12

  270. Loa August 19, 2008 6:40 am

    our blog host is up early today, cu on the other side

  271. Kekoa August 19, 2008 8:18 am

    Good Morning Tsai-ko’s!

    Nice to hear that Jordon is giving back to his community in such a meaningful way Liz. It takes a villi-age, huh?

    Was kona upgrade my iphone to da new one, but now I dunno. I guess I goin’ wait until the hummingbirds migrate and clear da airways samoa.

  272. Not an Expert August 19, 2008 3:57 pm

    Colt Brennan:

    Top rated rookie quarterback. Check out

    All the negative writers and haters of Colt how does your favorite horses compare to Colt? This maybe only the beginning but he will be another longshot that will prevail.

  273. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 20, 2008 9:29 am

    hey gang. seasons round the corner and im back…does anyone know who the official “espn tailgate party” host is? Is it still Ige’s?…I loved watching the away games there. Does anyone know if they will be doing the Florida game?


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