Monteilh, Iceman honored; Funaki is No. 1

Free safety Keao Monteilh and kicker Dan “Iceman” Kelly have been named winners of WAC Player of the Week awards. Monteilh is the top defender after intercepting two passes in a 32-29 upset of Fresno State. Kelly kicked another game-winner in overtime.

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Head coach Greg McMackin announced today that Inoke Funaki will remain as his No. 1 quarterback. “There is no quarterback controversy,” McMackin said. Well, there might be at No. 2, which is now open to Tyler Graunke, Greg Alexander and Brent Rausch.

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Here’s the Iceman’s senior T-shirt:


Here’s this week WAC Player of the Week:


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Here’s UH’s other WAC weekly winner:


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The Monday after a UH victory means omelets. And — cheers! — here are the juice machines:


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Kinda Shy made cupcakes for the UH workers:


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I’m not an exterior decorator, but are those wires supposed to be hanging like that on the athletic department concourse?



  1. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 6:32 am

    Good job warriors!

  2. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 6:33 am

    And that was a first!
    more to come

    Go Warriors.

  3. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 6:34 am

    keep it going Ginlack and Kia and all you guyz. you know you can you know you can!

  4. GMA Honey October 6, 2008 6:36 am

    Top 10-2 days in a row. Glad to see you escaped from the Hotel California, ST.

  5. whitey October 6, 2008 6:39 am

    good morning Tsaikos

  6. NYUH October 6, 2008 6:39 am

    Congrats to Monteilh and the entire Hawaii defense. Who won the offensive player? I’m assuming Kelly made the special teams player of the week.

  7. 808Chef October 6, 2008 6:40 am

    Beautiful! Congrats to both Keao and Ice and the rest of team and coaches again. Still get small kine hangover but that’s okay. That bottle of 2004 reserve merlot was sweet Saturday night but didn’t realize it was much sweeter with a side of Bulldog! j/k BUT! Now it’s time to concentrate on the other pups coming Saturday.

    Bring it again Warriors!!

  8. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 6:40 am

    okay Warriors, remembah dis is a team, not a team ah clicks. you see how hard your brothers are playing, how smart they’re playing? das for you too.

    shout out to Monteih and Kelly. Good job, guyz!!!!

  9. whitey October 6, 2008 6:41 am

    good morning bhf2 and gma honey.

  10. 808Chef October 6, 2008 6:41 am

    Oh crap! Made the top 10? Must be a good week.

  11. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 6:49 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    like almost all ah da rest of us you have to think about bills? heard about the bailout plan? Yep, I’m gonna get me sum b4 its all gone, 😀 j/k thats why i stll work. plus i love coming games and looking and yellin fo da team.

  12. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 6:55 am


    howzit howzit.

    i liked how malloe and mack was congragulating each odda afta da game. da younga coaches get entuzeeazzm. maybe she rub off on da ones on lifeline suppoht oh cruzz control. 😀

    dis is not P.E. coaches. da braddaz are hungry for your best. be your best!!!

  13. sjmacro October 6, 2008 6:58 am

    Good morning Tsaikos: We’ve been underway since 6:15 on the superferry. Checking out connection.

  14. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 6, 2008 7:01 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka and Congrats, Warriors!

  15. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 6, 2008 7:02 am

    Woohoo SF Blogging!

  16. Stretch October 6, 2008 7:04 am

    In between games 2 & 3 of the Women’s Volleyball game this coming Friday October 10, the 2007 WAC Champion Women’s Softball team will be presented with their long overdue Bracelets. The Tsaikos, led by Pomai, pulled together and were able to fund the cost of these bracelets. Let’s continue to support the women and show up for this event. It will also be a great way to participate in the Homecoming week and get pumped up for the football game Saturday.

    The Tsaikos have a group of 20 tickets at $8 each. There is still a few more remaining. If anyone wants to join us, send me an email at stretch6592 at yahoo.

  17. whitey October 6, 2008 7:10 am

    sj, no forget, wed evening at tiffany’s.

  18. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 7:12 am

    Watched the replay of the game last night from the GamePlan broadcast. It was the Bulldog feed. The announcers were fairly balanced and didn’t sound like homers. They gave many props to Mouton and explained that iceman has had a rough start to the season.

    Anyway, don’t know if anyone saw this but it was on the GP feed. Right after the winning FG, Kelly ran straight to the sideline and jumped into the stands to receive a big hug and kiss from his girlfriend. He spent several minutes up there with his family. It really showed the human side of this great player.

    Ronnie was right. There were a lot of red(necks/shirts) in the section next to us, but fortunately they didn’t have much to cheer about for most of the game.

  19. Loa October 6, 2008 7:13 am

    congrats to Ryan and Dan!

    dragging this over from the other side:

    # Loa:
    October 6th, 2008 at 6:13 am

    morning gang!

    Congrats to the Warriors and the coaching staff
    the boys played hard, coaches had em prepared and they executed when had to
    you knew the turnover numbers had to swing our way one of these days
    so happy for Inoke, as Coach Mack would probably say he’s one tough mother
    no personal fouls this week?

    Ronnie – “it another Warrior ……. ” instant classic!

    Stretch is right, we need to move on to the next opponent, and no forget what he did before the sugar bowl last year

    everyone have a safe and happy day

  20. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 6, 2008 7:14 am

    Thanks for the insights, Rich!

    WHERE is Brew808????


  21. whitey October 6, 2008 7:14 am

    Congratulations to Monteilh and Kelly. Well done.

  22. Loa October 6, 2008 7:16 am

    auwe, sorry should have been congrats to Keao and Dan!

    ok, hiho, grace pacific, esme, 10-7 ……..

  23. Maverick October 6, 2008 7:18 am

    Morning Warrriors Gang!

    Nu Nui Congrats to Dan and Kaeo.

    Gotta luv how the camera guys, even from the fresno broadcasting team, followed Dan up the stands to celebrate with his ohana. And the camera just stuck on that moment.

    Sure hope they can stick it to LaTech the way Boise did last week. Their QB cannot handle any kine pressure.

  24. whitey October 6, 2008 7:18 am

    ok, getting to that time of the day when breakfast of champions call, so may you all have a great day and the sunshine will give you plenty of energy. aloha.

  25. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 7:21 am

    an speaking of being your best, a big shoutout to
    Mr. Tuioti! Good job, coach! very uplifting the vibes you giving off, noticeable even in Hilo.

    and you know da drill, no worry about da bradda whose attitude is not so spiffy but when you look at him he get all da stats. the biggest stat is attitude and he get one 5.0/40 in attitude.

    no worry about 5 starz. for him he should go away, get away from junk influence which affects his attitude. dat would be his best shot at getting a A in life’s progression. us oldies have seen all dis before.

  26. djmitcho October 6, 2008 7:26 am

    Congrats to Keao and Ice!

  27. Kekoa October 6, 2008 7:32 am

    Was still loitering over on the old blog…howzit gang! Good Morning to all the crazed Tsaiko’s of our small planet nation.

  28. Kaleki October 6, 2008 7:33 am

    Warriors have broken the spell…Next is to KNOCK OFF BOISE STATE from their Ranking… gotta “believe”…

  29. Kekoa October 6, 2008 7:34 am

    SJ & Myki ~ Your signal is coming in loud and clear from da SF! Hope you folks not feeding da fish!..Hehehe.

  30. Kekoa October 6, 2008 7:37 am

    Ronnie ~ We cheered for every sign that any Warrior fans put up! Please do post a photo of your sign before da Boysee game so us guys can really bucka-loose when we see it!

  31. Kelli October 6, 2008 7:44 am

    Good morning! It’s Monday. *sigh* But, at least we won last Saturday, so like the song goes, “I think it’s gonna be a great day.”

    Does anyone have extra tickets for the La Tech game?

  32. jm2375 October 6, 2008 7:49 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    I see Kekoa is in da house! You gonna get hit wit da lead slippah verrry soon. Expect it when it’s unexpected! hehehe 😈

    Congrats to Keao & Iceman and to all da Warriors for a very memorable game!

    SJ & Myki – have fun on Maui. Da Supaferry is sooo much betta den flying no?

  33. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 7:53 am

    sjmacro & myki1

    howzit howzit. so how fast is da bugga going? how far off da point (China wall) you guyz as you leave Hnl? which part(s) of the trip is the roughest ride. how long does it take, castoff to castoff.
    you gotta go through TSA? the car gotta go through TSA?

  34. da princess' classmate October 6, 2008 7:55 am

    wow w/ egg clearly smeared all over my face i must apologize to inoke, coach mack, and specifically the rest of the offensive coaching staff. i’ll admit i had my doubts and now will go back to being a fan instead of a wannabe coach 🙂

    great job boyz and congrats to da iceman and keao, to overcome so much (fresno gamesmanship, fresno refs)

    no resting on laurels, let’s run thru this gammock that the wac is trying to put us through: fresno, latech, boise on a short week, nevada, then back to back roadies.

  35. ewagirl808 October 6, 2008 7:58 am

    I woke up with a smile on my face Sunday morning. Good job

  36. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 8:01 am

    i cannot wait for da superferry to come Kawaihae if only to do da a’haa crossing in one big boat. but the real benefit going be to take canoes to Maui and race em back from Hana. can borrow trailers and stuff, but fo have one supah big race. gotta have the canoes. check da channel fo da best time of mid August, when the north easterly swells have long intervals, and geev em. an an…. no panties…. 😀

  37. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 8:11 am

    Jim Donovan,

    I wonder if the superferry would give UH a plug and give the team a r/t to Maui or Kawaihae, the Seaside give the team a weekend of rooms, and UH have a short tutorial or controlled scrimmage with Maui High School invitees and coaches. say next spring. say invite the big island coaches to bring their own (pick a number) players. give enough time for peeps to make their logistics. sure would imporove interest in our team. you can make it happen! 😀 just a thought.

    Go Warriors!!

  38. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 8:14 am

    isn’t the high school stuff Amemiya’s job?

  39. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 8:15 am


    I see you Saturday, for sure, maybe Friday nite too. .

  40. Committed Road Warrior October 6, 2008 8:17 am

    Monday morning. How’s everyone doing?

    Despite having to get back to regular business, I’m still psyched about Saturday’s win. The magnitude of the win hasn’t exactly set in just yet, but both fans and the team will need to put this aside and focus on LA Tech coming into town this weekend. They are another team with a good running attack, however their QB is a somewhat erratic passer (sub-50% at last check), so hopefully we can take advantage of that if we can force them into throwing situations.

  41. XxFaithxX October 6, 2008 8:18 am

    Congrats to Keao and Iceman!!

    In regard to traveling…just like Doc, wish that I could go and see the away games….anyway, here is a pretty cool website if you need help price checking airfares, etc.

  42. bighilofan2 October 6, 2008 8:26 am

    you just gotta love the positive energy around here.
    more fun dan warriorsportsnetwork dot com. and some ah dem tink we’re restauranteer and couch coaches. so tanks ST for dis spot. still yet, sum ah dem good fun. I gotta tell you, there is always the other side to every topic. oh well —

    to work i go
    have a great day, yuuutz.

    hi ho esme woosshhhh

  43. King Katonk October 6, 2008 8:43 am

    A big salute to the “Green Bamboo Curtain” (aka the Hawai’i defense.)

    They bent at times but they did not break. A true team effort.

    Keep it up against LaTech.

  44. addahknowjoe October 6, 2008 8:47 am

    Kakahiaka everyone!

    Looking forward to a constructive and productive week.

    Spent yesterday talking with a few people who said they either missed the game or turned it off thinking Hawaii would lose.


    Imagine, if your family, friends or society treated you that way. Just assumed you’d fail and simply gave up on you. Turn the channel on you. Not a good predicament to be in.

    You know, riding through this season with the Tsai-kos have made the losses bearable. The upside is fighting through those losses with you guys has made the victories that much sweeter!

    We lose together. We WIN TOGETHER!!!!

    I love it!

    Mahalo everyone!

    Eh! Somebody hurry up and fly in some Fresh Ruston Jambalayin’ French Quarter Bayou Gumbo already!


  45. al October 6, 2008 8:48 am

    congrats boys!

    having two winners indicates how big this upset was.

    inoke….you still one winnah!

  46. al October 6, 2008 8:50 am

    eh whitey…..jack’s this morning eh?

  47. chawan_cut October 6, 2008 8:50 am

    point your friends to your murphy’s videos and my game videos and they’ll see what they missed out on!

  48. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 6, 2008 8:55 am

    Quick inquiry out to Virginia Hinshow concerning next week’s start of the Ching/Cooke renovations project. Will there be a ceremony of any kind? If so, will it be open to the public including Tsaikos who can make it?

    Is there any interest in having a launch party put on by the Tsaikos? One thing we might consider doing is to find out the number of people in the work crew and then pick up a bunch of pizzas or bentos, sodas, and easy-2-serve dessert for them to celebrate the project’s start.

    Another would be to have a celebratory gat-together at next weel’s Na Koa luncheon for us.

    The personal issues concerning money around our house have been made even more troublesome by getting hit with still another rent increase – third time since 2005 especially since my job disappears at the end of the year. That pretty much wipes out season tickets for men’s volleyball, men’s & women’s basketball, and basetball, and, of course season football tickets in 2009 as well as vacations and any thought of getting a new-2-us car. Hope we can figure out some other way to support UH and still pay the bills.

    Speaking of money – I dropped off a check for $15 to Alan Inaba late last week from the HI-5 collctions rounded up to the next $5 level. Okay, folks, let’s not just drink more at the T-Gates but also bring in your whistle-wetting bottles & cans from home to add to the total.

  49. addahknowjoe October 6, 2008 8:55 am




  50. Tombo Ahi October 6, 2008 8:56 am

    you cannot cheat, baby!

  51. sjmacro October 6, 2008 9:02 am

    hope this one goes, lost two posts halfway through the Molokai channel, no connections in the lee of molokai, just coming out from the lee of molokai, should dock in another half hour. not bad trip, myki edozing off

  52. Kekoa October 6, 2008 9:04 am

    Trying my bess to ignore dat pain in da okole (jm2375). What a boderation! I left da sprinklers surrounding da playhouse programed to come on/off every 10 minutes all day long. You like play Supah soakah? You got it!

  53. sjmacro October 6, 2008 9:07 am

    that’s much better
    Kekoa we not feeding the fishes and we not green :green:

  54. Kekoa October 6, 2008 9:08 am

    So SJ….Whachu tink about one big cattle call ride to Maui or big island one day? Look like can or what?

  55. koakane™ October 6, 2008 9:08 am

    morning tsaiko country and how is it going so far.

    wondering if I imagining this or did the advertiser dudes play with blog again. awe maybe just me. will turn off and reboot.

    back in a jiff

  56. d1島 October 6, 2008 9:13 am

    Good news for Monteilh and Kelly! 🙂

    Keep up the posting from the Valley Isle, sj-macro. Have a great time ovah dere.
    Try not to get lost on the Dark Side! 😯

  57. curveball October 6, 2008 9:13 am

    Have to pass on lunch..Mrs.C not feeling well

  58. d1島 October 6, 2008 9:14 am

    Welcome back Stephen.

  59. d1島 October 6, 2008 9:14 am

    Hope she feels better soon. Was nice meeting her on Saturday.

  60. d1島 October 6, 2008 9:19 am


    23 – 6 d1shima

    I called the OT win but gotta get closer on the score.
    Coach Ron plays it close to the vest and keeps a few new plays in hiding for the Glue-factory bound Horseys. Look for another WAC POW coming outta the Defense

  61. Kekoa October 6, 2008 9:19 am

    Curveball ~ Missed the plate, low and inside! We’ll get ‘um next time.

  62. koakane™ October 6, 2008 9:30 am

    kden now betta just some computa hamajang

    hello again tsaiko country. new week and time to move on. looking forward to La Tech. no foa get its homecoming so we gotta represent and show up. bhf2 you wen promise to come so be hea now. no forget they complain about the haka so we get 15 yard penalty. notice this year other team with poly’s players do haka and nothing happened. so its payback time babe.

    all tsaikos, lurkers and newbies send your fuuud to kazz so we can prepare. need to know the fire situation. I will have a 48 quart chest of ice on hand. early comers we will be there by 10:30 setting up.

  63. las vegas October 6, 2008 10:00 am

    Good news!
    Global warming is Over!

    The ICEMAN is back!

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid October 6, 2008 10:07 am

    Greetings and Blessings, Warrior Nation! 🙂

    Howzit duffer and las vegas, howz you guys today?

    duffer, do you know what the hand gesture mentioned in those articles was? I’m just curious…

    Way to represent fellas!!!

  65. al October 6, 2008 10:15 am

    that is nutz.

    just what is this gesture that they are talking about. i mean, not the bird right?

  66. koakane™ October 6, 2008 10:29 am

    duffer read article written on Maui league games. the OIA initiated the hand shake before the game because of safety. we all realized the emotions that grip the young athletes at the end of each contest. so it was best to show sportsmanship instead of having the players get caught with the excitement at the time. being on all sides I understand how it gets mixed up. experienced it as a player, coach, parent and even bystander. so best way as I see it is to be preventative and keep the safety of the players foremost. at no time I see this as a departure from a well played game or unsportsmanlike conduct by either team.

    I too miss the olden day of coming together at end of game as combative warrior and embarrassing your opponent letting him know good game. have made many close friends years after all dem high school battles were over and a times we reminisce those battles.

    alas times have changed so safety must be a priority.

  67. da princess' classmate October 6, 2008 10:31 am

    da skins have officially bought into coachzorn. coach wants to give them today off, team says hell no, we’re coming to work, don’t break our rhythm coach. that’s awesome.

    go warriors, GL saturday nite. Wow, saturday’s gonna start bright and early 6am in the morning red river rivalry #1 vs #5, then 3pm gaytors and tiggers in da swamp. gonna be a fun fun day.

  68. koakane™ October 6, 2008 10:39 am

    have a good day tsaiko country check in latter

    no forget get word to kazz about your fuud this saturday. uh808 still thinking about what we talked for end of game?

    rememba homecoming babe

    esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee whoooooooooosh

  69. jm2375 October 6, 2008 10:51 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Got a mass email from Chancellor’s office – Homecoming Celebration, Fri 3:30-6:30 Bachman Lawn.

    Kekoa – disabled da sprinklers except for 1 and leashed the poodles right in front of it. hehehehe. 😈 No can fool me!

  70. d1島 October 6, 2008 10:52 am

    Mmmmm….cupcakes. Chocolate ones at that 😛

  71. Stephen Tsai October 6, 2008 10:52 am

    Iceman did not practice today. He had treatments for a stiff back.
    But he’ll be fine, and he’ll be back kicking tomorrow.

  72. d1島 October 6, 2008 10:54 am

    Where’s da omelettes?!?!
    Boy, looks like the “Sonic” of juice bars – so many choices!

  73. d1島 October 6, 2008 10:56 am

    Nice t-shirt design.

    Is Kelly’s routine similar to Grasso’s where he usually does very little kicking in the beginning of the week?

  74. d1島 October 6, 2008 10:58 am

    How are the rest of the players doing? Seemed like a brutal game on Saturday. Does it seem like they were any more beat up than normal?

  75. duffer October 6, 2008 11:01 am

    Re: Gesture

    No idea what it is……….

  76. al October 6, 2008 11:09 am

    they said it was the symbol of a mountain since they are on the slopes of haleakala.

    let’s see. one long finger fully extended.
    two adjacent fingers partially extened or folded if you will.
    yah that would like a mountain.
    in fact, it would look like the kanji for yama or mountain.


    perhaps, the hand signing got misinterpretated?

  77. al October 6, 2008 11:12 am

    maybe st can display each senior’s tshirt every day?

    maybe tsaiko’s could purchase/procure a senior tshirt from each senior? at “cost” of course. (don’t want any ncaa violations do we? wink, wink)

    we would wear one or thirty-three.

  78. Hoohiki October 6, 2008 11:14 am

    Duffer, whitey, al and anyone else interested…

    The gesture is…put both pointer fingers together and both thumbs together and you make a diamond. But it also can look like a female organ.

  79. Tombo Ahi October 6, 2008 11:16 am

    that’s a nice shirt. looks like oahu is freezing over.

    “My name is Iceman. Learn it well. For it’s the chilling sound of your doom.”

  80. duffer October 6, 2008 11:16 am

    I guess this is what the gesture is about…………

  81. Bulla October 6, 2008 11:23 am

    aloha Tsaikos,

    back home from our trek to america 🙂 nice place to visit, haha

    good to see everyone basking in the glow of victory!


  82. abdullah fataai October 6, 2008 11:26 am

    Iceman’s shirt is nicer than anything in the rainbow boutique, any chance we can buy one through your blog?

  83. las vegas October 6, 2008 11:27 am

    During the amateur sumo meets in Japan the Spanish speaking teams(Peru/Argentina) would often flash that sign (post #79) at the Hawaii/USA/English teams and yell the appropriate word in Spanish.
    We would return fire with the middle finger.
    Luckily most of Japan had no idea what was going on.
    The Japanese teams had their own hand signals, but were much more subtle about it.
    Inapproprate yes, but kinda neat at the time, like belonging to gansta groups with 300 pounders.

    And yes, it is meant to symbolize the female genitalia.

  84. Hoohiki October 6, 2008 11:32 am

    This is just heresay, and I don’t know him personally, but it could shed some light on things….I hear that the KK HC has not been very popular among the team and the other assistant coaches because his “philosophy” and approach to coaching seems to deviate.

  85. d1島 October 6, 2008 11:33 am

    Always a learning experience here on the WB.
    Today, learned two things:

    1) All UH FB Seniors have their own t-shirt;
    2) What I learned as a nursery rhyme involving a little spider is now a way to degrade women

  86. bb October 6, 2008 11:41 am

    Is this symbol or hand gestures the same as Diamond Dallas Page’s “Diamond Cutter?” If so, a couple of years back, didn’t the guy that got the tee after kickoffs grab the tee, come over to the sideline, get the crowd worked up and then do the “Diamond Cutter” sign?

  87. al October 6, 2008 11:49 am

    i just spat out some coffee all over the monitor thanks to d1’s nursery rhyme analogy.

  88. al October 6, 2008 11:52 am

    hey, my understanding is that it was meant to symbolize a mountain.

    anyway, that other thing would be upside down eh?

  89. Da Punchbowl Kid October 6, 2008 11:56 am

    *DPK experiments with his fingers and makes all kinds o’ symbols. He sees diamonds and mountains but not the other thing.*

  90. Mike Wedge October 6, 2008 12:00 pm


    I believe that is what we call “Modern art” xD.


    UH: 54
    LA Tech: 6

  91. Da Punchbowl Kid October 6, 2008 12:00 pm

    I have a rhyme and some hand gestures for all the bad sports, Maui or elsewhere. It goes a little something like this:

    “Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, open the door and see all the people.”

    Go church, bad sports! 😉

  92. cinnamongirl October 6, 2008 12:01 pm

    Give me a break…it wasn’t meant to “honor” the school up the “mountain”. It was meant to degrade…who are they kidding?
    Mountain my …!

  93. Kazz October 6, 2008 12:05 pm


    Since they do not show an image of Dan Kelly I assume these are legal for sale to the public?

    I WANT ONE!!!

  94. Nalani October 6, 2008 12:05 pm

    Just wanted to shout out to the team, and the loyal supporters here on the blog who continued to believe in the team!!! YEA!! Great win.

    I’ll be at the La Tech game cheering them on. Gotta keep this train moving in the right direction.

  95. Pauoa Boy October 6, 2008 12:05 pm

    My score from yesterday is legit, it’s not the same as las vegas…

    WAC Champ Warriors – 37 Loseana Tech – 17

  96. bb October 6, 2008 12:12 pm

    is this the gesture in question:

  97. Hawaiianbod October 6, 2008 12:22 pm

    mmmmm. i could really go for one of those cupcakes right now.

  98. d1島: October 6, 2008 12:22 pm


    Sorry; owe you one cup coffee.


    (btw, not to mention Twinkle, Twinkle…)

  99. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 12:24 pm

    I’m glad homey isn’t here right now for this “gem” of a discussion. BTW, DPK, try and use something else in case there is show and tell during your online course today.

    RE: Iceman shirts – when I was sitting in the hotel lobby in Freakno, Iceman’s family had just busted the shirts out. You should have seen the look on his face. Classic.

    Is there anywhere to find pictures of the players, i.e. online media guide? I had no clue who many of the players were out of uniform.

  100. WarriorMojo October 6, 2008 12:36 pm

    *DPK experiments with his fingers and makes all kinds o’ symbols. He sees diamonds and mountains but not the other thing.*

    Yo, check your pants.

  101. Hawaiianbod October 6, 2008 12:38 pm

    W-Mojo – LM@O!

  102. Loa October 6, 2008 12:40 pm

    afternoon gang!

    i remember Sammy Haggar used to do that gesture when he was with Van Halen, don’t think he was referring to mountains either

  103. expat October 6, 2008 12:44 pm

    La Tech will be interesting. They looked pretty weak against Boise this week. Their QB is an interesting case – originally committed to Boise, then went to Georgia Tech. Started there last year. Graduated and still had 1 year of eligibility so with Paul Johnson coming in (he is not an option QB type) he transferred to La Tech using the NCAA exemption for smart guys who graduate in four years.

    So, he has something no other WAC QB has – a year starting for a BCS team. Anyway, he didn’t seem very accurate but he did a decent job “managing” their running game. He also surprised everyone near the end by throwing a perfect strike on a streak pattern. It seemed like it was in excess of 40 yards. Looking at the box score it was Beck I believe and it was 53 yards. They also had a 57 yard play – so more than half of their 202 yards passing came on two plays. Livas is a burner and if he gets the ball he can make things happen. He does kick returns too. Porter is their main rushing threat. Littler guy, but great ability to spin off a tackle and make extra yards. I would guess that a significant number of his 68 yard were after first contact.

    Their running game was bottled up by Boise State pretty well. Boise State bottled up Oregon pretty well too though. I would question how well La Tech could battle from behind– but if they got up early they can really pound the ball down the field and eat clock.

  104. Hawaiianbod October 6, 2008 12:48 pm

    Howzit Rich2176! Click on my name to the UH websie. It has a link to the media guide.

  105. Hawaiianbod October 6, 2008 12:49 pm


  106. d1島: October 6, 2008 12:54 pm


    I recall that pounding the ball is what Dooley likes to do. They did really get stuffed by Boise; but I’m sure they will take some notes from the success that Fresno had.
    I think you hit it on the head, gotta jump out early and make ’em try play catch up.

  107. Koolaid man October 6, 2008 12:58 pm


  108. da princess' classmate October 6, 2008 1:01 pm

    WEBER STATE breaks into top 25 FCS poll at 22, congrats and keep it up

  109. Da Punchbowl Kid October 6, 2008 1:13 pm

    Mojo –

    See my post #92 ya lil perv!

  110. Stretch October 6, 2008 1:48 pm

    October 6th, 2008 at 11:49 am
    i just spat out some coffee all over the monitor thanks to d1’s nursery rhyme analogy.

    still drinking coffee at 11:49am?? What time you wake up?? Must be nice….

  111. jm2375 October 6, 2008 1:52 pm


    October 6th, 2008 at 11:49 am
    i just spat out some coffee all over the monitor thanks to d1’s nursery rhyme analogy.

    Haven’t you guys learned your lesson yet? Never, never drink or eat anything while reading da blog. It might end up all over your keyboard or monitor. hehehehe. 👿

  112. FloridaTed October 6, 2008 1:53 pm

    Hi, gang,

    It’s pouring cats and dogs around here and the thunder and lightning sounds like armageddon. Oh, well, good time to blog. How’s everybody? Still glowing?

  113. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 1:54 pm

    Thanks HBOD re #105. That makes it much easier.

  114. jm2375 October 6, 2008 1:58 pm

    Hi FT!

    Ooooh. I remember Tampa/South Florida t-storms. Verrrrrry loud. Stay dry.

    I still have a big grin on my face, esp this am, listening to BC & L&L. 😀 Can’t wait for this weekend! Is it Friday yet?

  115. Stretch October 6, 2008 2:11 pm

    During the Na Koa Lunch today, someone asked what color Coach Mack wants the fans to wear. His answer was GREEN

  116. d1島 October 6, 2008 2:18 pm


    October 6th, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    During the Na Koa Lunch today, someone asked what color Coach Mack wants the fans to wear. His answer was GREEN

    You get time fo’ go Na Koa Lunch? Must be nice. 😆


  117. d1島 October 6, 2008 2:20 pm

    ….and I checked.
    No mo’ da summary at Na Koa site yet! 😉

  118. d1島 October 6, 2008 2:22 pm

    But were there any leftover cupcakes at lunch?

  119. FloridaTed October 6, 2008 2:24 pm

    Regardless how one feels about the QB situation, including myself, Funaki has earned the starting job. After his gutsy performance in Fresno, he deserves the chance to validate his improvement with the next game. Now, Inoke, go out and get even better. With another week of tweaking and fine tuning, this offense may show some serious potential after all, it just takes some getting used to. I shall recline on my armchair QB sofa and reserve judgement until after the next victory, lol.

  120. Mrs. A-House October 6, 2008 2:26 pm

    “PRIDE. PERIOD!” are the words to describe how I’ve been feeling since the Warriors’ outstanding victory against huge odds this past Saturday. To my buddy, Pride., I can pretty well understand why you chose these words as your blog moniker.

    Keao and the “Iceman” are deserving of the WAC’s recognition, BUT to Inoke and every one of the rest of the players who donned the Warrior uniform on Saturday…whether or not you stepped on the playing field…you are ALL deserving of KUDOS for committing yourselves to the creed, work hard, play for one another, be responsible and believing in yourselves. “No personal fouls”…AWESOME! Enough has been previously posted about the other ten penalties…those zebras need to assess their responsibilities…if you can’t be TOTALLY impartial, stay off the playing field.

    Warriors, love and respect yourselves, your coaches and your teammates. Continue to work hard, focus and be responsible by practicing to be the best football player you can possibly be. If this sounds like something your mother would tell you…so be it. I’m proud of all of you and love each and every one of you like my own son. Imua Warriors!…just do it!

  121. Stretch October 6, 2008 2:28 pm

    d1 – I got the call from ST and he gave me the update.

  122. Mrs. A-House October 6, 2008 2:29 pm

    Florida Ted –

    Hi FT – Oh boy, thunder and lightning…scary stuff. Good idea, stay indoors and pass the storm by posting/lurking. Take care.

  123. A-House October 6, 2008 2:31 pm

    Wow, some day I hope to be as eloquent as Mrs A-House.

    But, I no stay jealous.

  124. Stretch October 6, 2008 2:32 pm

    Re: cupcakes

    Kinda Shy – I know you reading so……

    I would expect to have some cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkles dropped off at the tailgate this Saturday. If not, I hope to have some when I get to my seat. Mahalo….

  125. FloridaTed October 6, 2008 2:33 pm

    Actually, LaTech is the ideal opponent right now. Dangerous, but beatable and most important, in common with Boise State. It will give us a good gage of how we stack up against Boise, since LaTech is playing both of us on the road. Their little extra preparation time will be negated by their lovely short flight from Ruston.

  126. Mrs. A-House October 6, 2008 2:35 pm

    Duffer –

    Interesting but unpleasant articles re the sportsmanship issues on Maui. These KK coaches need to be counseled. The damage they have already done to the young athletes in their charge can and probably will have long-term repercussions in the future. This is really, really tragic. I hope and pray for positive changes coming a-s-a-p…for the sake of the youngsters.

  127. d1島 October 6, 2008 2:36 pm



    NOT! 😀


    I think you doing one good enuf job by jus’ remembering fo’ change da name befoa you post! 😉

  128. jm2375 October 6, 2008 2:38 pm

    Wow, Stretch – no shame, eh?

  129. FloridaTed October 6, 2008 2:39 pm

    Hi, Mrs. A-House (charm incarnate),

    Nice, as always, to see you on the blog. It’s almost like a little sun rise when you post. (Good thing, A-House is not the jealous type, lol).

  130. d1島 October 6, 2008 2:41 pm

    You better hope for delivery to the tailgate.
    I think anything coming your way while you in your seat is being intercepted and screened now by certain “Associates”.

  131. Mrs. A-House October 6, 2008 2:41 pm

    A-House –

    Tanks fo the props. You kissin’ up to me or wat for promisin’ vienna sausage fo my breakfas yestaday, den tell me no mo cuz you neva buy. No worry, I so happy, nutin goin’ boda me…luv ya !

  132. d1島 October 6, 2008 2:44 pm


    haha. reminds me of an ethnic humor joke… 😆

  133. Stretch October 6, 2008 2:44 pm

    jm2375 – just trying to make her “No Mo Shame” and come out more often

  134. Stretch October 6, 2008 2:49 pm

    d1 – as long as no rain, it’s all good

  135. curveball October 6, 2008 2:53 pm


    I am going to the Wed practice again..I am superstitious

  136. Mrs. A-House October 6, 2008 2:53 pm

    Dan “DA ICEMAN” Kelly –

    I DK ! Just wanted to get your attention. This is one of your hanai aunties speaking… You never lost your mojo… it was latent awaiting the right mindset to continue with your outstanding successes! You said you previously were thinking too much before kicking the FG’s. I want to validate your words by letting you know that I tested your theory, and you are absolutely correct! I always watch TV sitting in my recliner (snacking often). As I finish eating and am ready to trash my wrappers or napkins, I squeeze it into a ball and aim for my open trash container about 5 feet away. It usually takes me three tries before I bank it off the back into the bin. Now…”I don’t think, I just do it” as you recommended. BINGO! rimless…first try! Therefore…….Don’t change anything…don’t think…JUST DO IT ! Continued success to a really fine young man !

  137. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 6, 2008 2:54 pm

    Afternoon all,

    Congrats to the Iceman!

    Hey i know i posted this before but…Does anyone know why our head coach doesnt have like a state police protection at the games?

    Dont know what I am talking about?…ok look at Alabama, USC, or Florida etc…their head coaches are always flanked by 2 armed state troopers or campus police i pressume…

    Does anyone know why our head coach doesnt have that? bcuz they should…looks super cool haha.


  138. Mrs. A-House October 6, 2008 3:05 pm

    What’s this? I hear loud banging on the street. I look out my window and see a big truck dumping THE NEW GREEN RECYCLING BINS at every house. Yippee! Just when I think I couldn’t be happier just being me, I finally get what I’ve been waiting for. THIS is a good sign. A GREEN bin with little black wheels… that symbolizes new, tough and long-lasting strength…what I wish for the Warriors ! Boy, do I have a really good feeling about the rest of the Season.

  139. Jason October 6, 2008 3:08 pm

    Some people asked about buying those T-shirts. I think you can’t buy them, but (in general) you can procure them from the families.

    So, I’m walking to class today, and I run into Inoke. Took a moment for me to register who he was, so I didn’t get to say Hi. But dang, when you’re 5’5″ like I am, everyone (except homey) looks big. 😀

  140. abdullah fataai October 6, 2008 3:17 pm

    “Some people asked about buying those T-shirts. I think you can’t buy them, but (in general) you can procure them from the families.”

    What’s the difference between buying and procuring? If rainbow boutique sold nicer stuff all us people wouldn’t be asking about buying or procuring these off the iceman! Now that I think about it…iceman’s shirt isn’t that great. but still nicer than stuff you can buy in the UH stores or walmart.

  141. Jay October 6, 2008 3:17 pm

    [out of lurk mode]

    Congrats Warriors for a great win. My poor 16 month old son was awakened by my yelling, “BLOCK BLOCK”….

    Keep it up!

    [back to lurk mode]

  142. Jason October 6, 2008 3:20 pm

    I don’t think you can pay money for them, but you can ask the families for a shirt. I might be wrong, but that’s my understanding of it. Stephen can clarify this for us all when he gets back.

  143. Hawaiianbod October 6, 2008 3:26 pm

    Howzit Jay! Welcome to the WB! Keep on supporting the Warriors.

  144. Pauoa Boy October 6, 2008 3:31 pm

    Howzit Gang,

    I think the players would be the best ones to ask about the T-Shirts. I think they make em from there own pocket expense. All Seniors have there own shirt. That would be a good idea to make money and support the team by being able to buy there personalized T-Shirts. Knowing me I’d have each Seniors Shirt and would try to get em all autographed for keeps sake! Anyway, maybe somebody who get akamai ka-knowledge can clarify how this would work?

  145. Pauoa Boy October 6, 2008 3:36 pm

    Funaki #1…Au’ryte…

    Hard for game plan against this kine double threat guys. I know the opposing defensive coordinators going she-she pants when they see the Warriors circled on the calendar. Garrans they going to have some oh-chit moments coming up with a defensive scheme to contain Funaki and the boys! Plus, the offensive coordinators already squirming and she-she pants knowing Blaze “IMPACT” Soares is about to come back and make poi by pounding some guys real soon!

  146. Pride. October 6, 2008 3:39 pm

    Great win by the Warriors this past Saturday night. It was a great win for everyone, from the chancellor, AD, and head coach, all the way down to the equipment gang, managers, and medical staff. Everybody won that night.

    Offense limited their turnovers which was an improvement from the prior games. Defense caused six turnovers which was an improvement over earlier we played this season. Special teams was all over Fresno, returns for touchdowns, blocked kicks, clutch field goals. Kickoff team flying around like a bunch of crazed maniacs. It looked like Ikaika Malloe unleashed a pack of wild dogs on special teams. I could actually hear the grrrrrs, and the woof woofs through the television screen.

    What’s really exciting is that the team is making progress every game. They are getting better and better as the weeks go by. Kudos to the coaching staff for the steady improvement. It’s not how you start but how you finish.

  147. Pauoa Boy October 6, 2008 3:39 pm

    K be back konna watch the rest of the NO vs. MIN game

  148. checkraze October 6, 2008 3:40 pm

    Congrats warriors… Great win (despite the aforementioned zebras best efforts). Not to kick a dead horse but that running into the kicker is probably one of the worst calls I have seen in organized sports from T-ball to Pros. Gotta admit it feels good to be on the good end of the turnover margin too. Go warriors. Aurtye!

  149. Pride. October 6, 2008 3:53 pm

    Warriors, gird yourselves and prepare well for this week’s game. This week’s game is huge. Louisiana Tech is a very talented team. They have a lot of top level talent in close proximity to their campus. Be wary of the sleeping giant.

    The sleeping giant has to travel to Hawaii after a long trip to Idaho the week before. If we hop on them early and keep them down, then we will be in good shape. If we go in thinking that we will walk all over them because we beat a ranked team the week before, then beware. Need to bring your lunch pail and steel toe shoes to every game. Every game will be a knockdown dragout affair. Everbody lifts weights and trains in the offseason, no one takes off. Every game is a dogfight. Judging by this past game’s performance, I think that our Wariors are the meanest dogs.
    But dogs need to show up every game and be ready to scrap.

    We’re starting to see a change in the league. We are building the reputation of being the most physical team in the league. We need to bring that intensity to every game.

  150. Bulla October 6, 2008 3:53 pm

    da princess’ classmate,

    #109, mahalo, mahalo.

    exciting times in Weber Country, local boys still representing as best they can!

    oh, and shall i not forget, IMUA WARRIORS!!!

  151. g-nalo October 6, 2008 3:54 pm

    just a quick hell’o to everyone here.

    just follow up with a win this Saturday, don’t care how we do it as long as win.

    Hawaii 32, La Tech 29

  152. jm2375 October 6, 2008 3:57 pm


  153. g-nalo October 6, 2008 3:57 pm

    If we go in thinking that we will walk all over them because we beat a ranked team the week before, then beware.

    i totally agree.

  154. jm2375 October 6, 2008 4:03 pm

    Hi Mrs A-house! Howzit pahtnah!
    We got our green bin Friday (Keolu). So dey delivering today in Maunawili? Make good use of yours, ‘kay?

    Almos time fo go home. Yee haw.

  155. whitey October 6, 2008 4:06 pm

    al, is wed night a go at tiffanys? if yes, time. invite sj and myki, hoohiki, and others. could be fun???? kekoa like come, but he missed the sf.

  156. coltfan October 6, 2008 4:07 pm

    Is there going to be any fallout from the terrible officiating?

  157. 808flowmaster October 6, 2008 4:08 pm

    Anybody know the status of Adam Leonard? I noticed him out of pads during the Fresno game, but I didn’t hear or read anything on his situation. Which in turn also leads to big props to Brashton Satele and R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane for stepping in and blowing it up!

  158. jm2375 October 6, 2008 4:09 pm

    808FM – he has a hammy problem. Don’t know what his status is for this week. ST, Stretch?

  159. g-nalo October 6, 2008 4:12 pm

    Is there going to be any fallout from the terrible officiating?

    Mack said he sent in some queries but for clarification only.

  160. al October 6, 2008 4:24 pm

    tiffany’s right?
    wednesday right?
    7 pm right?

    sj/myki knows
    anyone else interested???

  161. Kazz October 6, 2008 4:27 pm

    RE: Fresno State Gam “Officiating”

    I too want clarification, not on the calls themselves, but just on what exactly Karl “Kaiser” Benson is trying to accomplish here? Since his beloved “Ultimate WAC Football Showdown/Monster Truck Rally/Taffy Pull ’08” is ruined with a 0-1 Fresno State team, what tricks will the Kommish have up his scales for the UH and Boise State showdown???

    Stay tuned…

    The plot thickens.

    Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about LaTech and “Over My Dead Body will UH be dancing and scaring us” Dooley… 🙄


  162. cocobean October 6, 2008 4:48 pm

    Other than turnovers, 3rd down conversion has been the Achilles Heal of the O. I have faith that Ron Lee and Rolo are crafting plays to improve this situation. I have faith that Brian Smith will come up with patches for his somewhat leaky O line. Leaks in the O line has been a contributing factor in the team’s poor conversion rate.
    Improvement comes in small steps, practice by practice, game by game. The coaches have taken care of their biggest problem – getting the three separate units to play as ONE TEAM. From here it’s easier to improve areas that need improvement. Turnovers, lack of turnovers, kick coverage/return were immediate areas of concern which the coaches focused on and improved. Spotty O line play and poor 3rd down conversion rate are now the areas to be focused on. I have faith Ron, Rolo and Brian will improve those areas of concern. Do you?
    Cocobean – Retired armchair QB.

  163. whitey October 6, 2008 4:50 pm

    OK, muu call on Maui wed night at Tiffanys in wailuku. 7 pm. all tsaikos and their guests are invited.

  164. Kazz October 6, 2008 4:53 pm

    Leis for Coach Mack

    Liz Chun joked last night that JJ used to wear a lei all the time during the game and this past Saturday was the first time Coach Mack wore one as a gift from the UH Cheerleaders (again, “kudos” to Chancellor Hinshaw on making sure they came along 🙂 ).

    So, can the fans drop them off at the security gate next to the box office before the game to make sure Mack is never short of leis???

    It would be funny if he ended up looking like a local graduate with leis up to his forehead and he’s trying to coach the game at the same time! 😆

  165. cocobean October 6, 2008 4:56 pm

    The onus should be on the cheer leaders. They gave him his first game day lei. They should continue this winning “tradition’.

  166. chawan_cut October 6, 2008 5:02 pm

    thanks to the chancellor for getting the cheerleaders to fresno.
    good timing!

    now how can we get the band (or a small pep band) to a road game? i would love to hear Hawai’i 5-0 and Hawai’i Pono’i in another team’s stadium again!

  167. 808flowmaster October 6, 2008 5:05 pm

    jm2375 – Thanks! Would be interested in seeing how he’s doing and if he’s playing this week. Seems like we always have some hamstring problems with a few players. I wonder if that’s just a percentage thing with all teams — that a certain number of players are likely to have a hammy problem, or if it’s more to do with our team’s stretching and training routines.

  168. BowsForever October 6, 2008 5:12 pm

    Coach Mack wearing a lei pretty much has to become a game tradition. Surprised it didn’t happen sooner, though I never noticed, just like I took for granted that JJ was always wearing one.

    The 48 hour rule doesn’t apply to fans, so I’m gonna be enjoying the Fresno win all week. The rest of college football nation really doesn’t know what this team is capable of (partly because the team has yet to play a truly complete game), and that’ll work to our advantage. The coaching staff has done a stunningly good job of fixing the special teams, turnover and personal foul issues, let’s hope they can also limit those illegal blocks and holds make sure the players keep up the good work. Tailoring the offense for Funaki might’ve been done sooner, only the coaches know, but it worked perfectly when it really counted.

    The best part is we beat a mostly-on-its-game Fresno at their house with some slightly subpar running at times, a more-porous-than-usual defense (unbelievable job with turnovers, but run defense had been a big strength up ’til Fresno), and a fresh-look offense. If we keep improving every week, I really like our odds at making the Hawaii Bowl.

  169. NYUH October 6, 2008 5:12 pm

    More Washington Post on the Warrior win.

  170. Mei Ling October 6, 2008 5:13 pm

    Ho’omaikai to Dan & Keao! Congrats to Inoke and the the team for the great game. Hard work this week and a win on Saturday!


  171. BowsForever October 6, 2008 5:16 pm

    Of course, the D is missing Adam and Blaze right now.

  172. al October 6, 2008 5:23 pm

    whitey….no forget to call tiffany and reserve the table.

  173. Kazz October 6, 2008 5:23 pm

    Chawan Cut,

    One of my co-workers just came back from Garlic Town and she was with Panda Hawaii I believe (not sure) and the cheerleaders were on the same flight as she was so not sure if UH worked out something there. I thought they flew with the team.

    But with the band and all their instruments, unless they rent something locally to where they are flying, I think the $$$$$ issue will be raised more so than flying 6-8 cheerleaders. It would be cool for games like UNLV or at Nevada where the amount of local people there will be more than a game in Ruston, LA for example. Games at Boise State and Fresno State are almost a given. It would really add to the atmosphere for the UH fans.

  174. Jason October 6, 2008 5:26 pm

    Fresno State outgained Hawaii in total yards, 522-342, but made enough mistakes to allow yet another opponent to hang close.

    Disappointing quote — the Warriors forced those turnovers, they weren’t gifts. The first tip drill was off a great read by Josh Leonard as he sat back in zone and anticipated the quick throw over the middle. Brashton’s interception also came from a read, as he sniffed out the screen to the running back. And Keao’s second pick required a great instinctive break (as the pass was being thrown, not after) and concentration. Two of the fumbles were forced; only the muffed snap was given to us.

  175. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 5:28 pm

    Re: Adam – When I saw him at the hotel after practice on Friday, it looked like he had a 5lb bag of ice taped to his hammy. Didn’t look good. I thought it was great that he was still able to go on the field as a team captain. At least the rules haven’t gotten that stupid by making only suited up players go to midfield for the coin toss.

    I’ve watched that supposed running into the kicker play several times. WOW…did someone hit the 2 second delay button on his fall?

    Either Mac or Donovan needs to address the 10 penalties to ZERO with the WAC….nah…the NCAA.

  176. Jason October 6, 2008 5:48 pm

    Rich2176: I’ll tell you the same thing Mack told us today — we need clarification from the conference on that call, the pass interference call, and others. Picture Mack with a sheepish, I-can’t-believe-we-got-hosed-like-that grin on his face as he said clarification. Mack also had the same smile on as he talked about how he started off as a DB coach, and that he would have taught Mouton to cover the receiver that very way — so if something’s wrong, they need to find out what, so they can correct what they teach. (Never mind that Mack literally wrote the book on coaching defensive backs.) Thank goodness we won, or that smile would have changed to something furious.

  177. whitey October 6, 2008 5:49 pm

    ok will make reservations.

  178. Ronnie October 6, 2008 5:51 pm

    Per the NCAA 2008 rule changes document:

    9-1-2-q (formerly s) (FR-119)
    No player shall twist, turn or pull the face mask or any helmet opening of an opponent. It is not a foul if the face mask or helmet opening is not twisted, turned or pulled. When in question it is a foul. (A.R. 9-1-2-XV).

  179. Kazz October 6, 2008 5:51 pm


    Any other details on the Na Koa Luncheon today?

  180. jm2375 October 6, 2008 5:53 pm

    BTW – on that phantom “roughing the kicker” penalty, wasn’t CR face-masked “into” the kicker? So, where was that flag and how come no one is talking about it?

    Does the 48 hr rule apply to us? Just one more jab to the “officials” and da FSU chihuahuas – great Linda Ronstadt song:

    You’re no good
    You’re no good
    You’re no good
    Baby, you’re no good
    I’m gonna say it again

    You’re no good
    You’re no good
    You’re no good
    Baby, you’re no good

    😀 😆 :mrgreen:

  181. Jason October 6, 2008 5:54 pm

    Kazz: I wait until uhwarriors posts his update on the Nā Koa site, then I add whatever else I thought he forgot (that I can remember). His recaps are the best, I can’t even come close to noting everything he does. 😀

  182. RedZone October 6, 2008 5:56 pm

    “When in question it is a foul”.

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAA……what does that mean??????

  183. Ronnie October 6, 2008 5:58 pm

    RedZone – it must mean that the refs didn’t know the question – let alone the answer… 👿

  184. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 6:04 pm

    Jason – thanks for the “clarification”:)

  185. Committed Road Warrior October 6, 2008 6:08 pm

    I agree with chawan_cut about trying to get the band to some of the more higher profile road games during the regular season, but I also understand what Kazz is saying about the $$$$ to send the band members plus equipment to the game site. It’s an unfortunate circumstance to be in.

    When was the last time the band was on the mainland for a regular season football game? Of course they went to New Orleans and they were able to scrap up enough money to go to Las Cruces for the WAC Tournament last season, but what about regular season football?

  186. Committed Road Warrior October 6, 2008 6:13 pm

    Are there plans to bring any cheerleaders to Boise?

  187. Kazz October 6, 2008 6:19 pm

    Hmmm… can we find out the names of the officials that did the Fresno State game???

    Other info like the names of their children and what schools they attend can be found through other avenues if necessary…. 😈

    I kid, I kid….

    But not the officials themselves though. Something on the WAC or the NCAA site surely must have some info on who the officials were.

  188. d1島: October 6, 2008 6:23 pm


    October 6th, 2008 at 2:28 pm
    d1 – I got the call from ST and he gave me the update


    October 6th, 2008 at 4:12 pm
    Is there going to be any fallout from the terrible officiating?

    Mack said he sent in some queries but for clarification only.

    No be sad but it looks like you not the only one that ST calls with updates.
    😯 😆

  189. Jason October 6, 2008 6:23 pm

    Kazz: Right below the Scoring Summary. Box scores always have loads of information. 🙂

  190. Committed Road Warrior October 6, 2008 6:25 pm

    Were the officials all WAC ones or were they part of that WAC-MWC-Big 12 combo floating around?

  191. Jason October 6, 2008 6:31 pm

    CRW: It’s all regional now, I think. The referee and umpire were at one time MWC officials. The back judge was originally from the Pac-10; I guess he left them. The side judge was from the Big Sky.

  192. Kazz October 6, 2008 6:34 pm

    Mahalo Jason,

    Well well well.. the gulity parties are:

    Referee: Land Clark
    Umpire: Kevin Matthews
    Linesman: Steve Hoslett
    Line judge: Dave Nesmith
    Back judge: Dave Curschman
    Field judge: Tom McCarter
    Side judge: Jim Farmer
    Scorer: Troy Wagner

  193. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 6:46 pm

    Two of the officials from the MWC and one from Big Sky. Hey, at least it’s something to start with.

    Referee – Land Clark – MWC
    Umpire – Kevin Mathews – MWC
    Side Judge – Jim Farmer – Big Sky

  194. Kazz October 6, 2008 6:53 pm


    I guess when I think about it, it doesn’t matter where the officials came from, the bigger thing all on either the back or the “front” of all of our minds is that the WAC had more to loose with Fresno State loosing to Hawaii and of course the WAC has WAAAAYYYY more to loose with US defeating Boise State on da smurf turf.

    I’m sure some of us have questioned our own “paranoia” at one time or another, but Saturday’s game is a big piece of evidence.

    Benson, we know you are reading this.

  195. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 7:04 pm

    Kazz – It really makes you think about the “agenda”. Sure, these guys are human, but geez, even a blind person would have called a hold or two on the Fresno O-Line. I think I remember when I lost my voice – yelling “bull manure” after that awful call against Mouton. There was clear daylight between him and the receiver. Plus, the call came from the back official who was so out of position to make that call it was rediculous.

  196. d1島: October 6, 2008 7:11 pm


    Missed the Coach Mack Show last night.
    Just saw the Michael Washington segment….chicken skin.
    I don’t understand how anyone can consider taking a dime away from athletics in the schools knowing that somewhere there’s another Michael Washington out there whose only shot is with athletics.
    Thru all the euphoria of this last game it’s amazingly clear to me what the real value of the endeavor these young men are fighting for – it’s literally life and death for some.

  197. madeinhawaii October 6, 2008 7:38 pm

    Yep… meanwhile 300 million or so from the 700 billion government bailout go to bonuses for the Execs who directed these companies into the red. go figure!

  198. A-House October 6, 2008 7:39 pm

    Heart of a Warrior segment by Liz Chun is truly an eye-opener for many of us that do not know the background of players and their motivation to do well.

    Did I hear Liz correctly that he got his speech degree in 3 years? If true, that is some ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!

    Michael, if you read this post, please reconsider your decision about wearing the 2007 WAC Championship ring as you are as deserving as any other player on that most special team. It is a symbol of all the time practicing, working out in the weight room, running, reviewing tapes, going to class, etc. It signifies a team accomplishment which only a few can display in their life time.

  199. Kazz October 6, 2008 7:47 pm


    Of course you lost your voice.

    Yelling “bull manure” is a mouthful.. “bullsh**” is sufficient enough!


  200. Jason October 6, 2008 7:51 pm

    Bullshasterisks? Eh, sounds on par with bull manure. 😛

  201. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 6, 2008 8:10 pm


    Awesome Coach Mack segment…

    Rich- how’s the new camera?

  202. haka October 6, 2008 8:13 pm

    Every student athlete has a story. Some are heart warming, some disheartening and some just plain rip your heart out. The real world can open one’s eyes or blacken them with a swift hit harder than any linebacker can inflict. Stories like Michael Washington’s put it all in perspective. Student athletes; young men and women trying to get an education while trying to represent their school doing something they love. Athletes living life through positive actions.

    People should think twice the next time they feel like booing a student athlete; a Michael Washington; a young man with a story.

  203. whitey October 6, 2008 8:19 pm

    Kazz and Jason, well done. Keep those names on your record and see if they officiate anymore UH games in the future. They should be banned from officiating any UH games and UH should file a formal complaint about this crew. I think JD has the authority to file the complaint with the WAC Commissioner.

  204. Kazz October 6, 2008 8:21 pm


    It wouldn’t matter for those that boo student athletes if they saw or know of a story like Michael Washington’s one..

    People that boo student athletes:

    -Have ONLY monetary interests on the game.


    -Have never played a team sport in their life or can’t remember what it was like to hear that kind of trash when they needed REAL support.


    -Just plain have NO “ALOHA”.

  205. Kazz October 6, 2008 8:25 pm


    October 6th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    It wouldn’t matter for those that boo student athletes if they saw or know of a story like Michael Washington’s one..

    People that boo student athletes:

    -Have ONLY monetary interests on the game.


    -Have never played a team sport in their life or can’t remember what it was like to hear that kind of trash when they needed REAL support.


    -Just plain have NO “ALOHA”.

    I forgot to add that the playful booing of the visiting team as they run out is one thing and while I don’t have the energy for it, (with Fresno State as the exception… oh and the way SJSU ran out on OUR field) I can tell the difference between “booing” the opposing team and just plain out putting down your own home team.

  206. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 8:33 pm

    Kazz – I confess…It was “bullsh**”

    Liz – new camera is great. Still learning the manual settings. Wish I had taken it to Fresno as the P&S wasn’t quite up to par. The 300mm lens would have worked out really well.

    Is there a link to the Michael Washington story?

  207. haka October 6, 2008 8:37 pm

    Sad commentary on life, but you are probably right. The self interest groups yield no mercy. I also have to agree with JJ’s assesment of the Hawaii fans; that they are a “pro” crowd. They treat the athletes like they have the right to boo if they feel like it because they paid to get in. Funny, but like you allude to, these people would boo even if the game was free. Thankfully, these small people are of the minority. We just need to cheer louder when they voice their choice.

  208. not far away anymore October 6, 2008 8:38 pm

    is the link for the Coach Mack show which has the Michael Washington story.

  209. SteveM October 6, 2008 8:46 pm

    Rich2176 — thanks for the 4 pix from the Fresno stadium. I placed 3 of them at the end of the current Honolulu Tsaiko-Gate page at

    …since I don’t have a “game day” page this year…yet. I’m holding Eddie’s pix for now– maybe I’ll make a wallpaper of it and slip in into Al’s computer 🙂

  210. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 8:54 pm

    Thanks for that link “not so far”. Nice story!!

    SteveM – Are you sure you titled the photo of Julia, Rob25, and Ronnie properly? LOL. Thought I sent it as “Tsaiko’s Angels”. Just kidding.

  211. curveball October 6, 2008 8:57 pm


    October 6th, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    Mahalo Jason,

    Well well well.. the guilty parties are:

    Referee: Land Clark
    Umpire: Kevin Matthews
    Linesman: Steve Hoslett
    Line judge: Dave Nesmith
    Back judge: Dave Curschman
    Field judge: Tom McCarter
    Side judge: Jim Farmer
    Scorer: Troy Wagner

    Do we know which one thru the flag on the roughing the passer

  212. SteveM October 6, 2008 8:59 pm

    OK, Rich…I’ll make the correction 🙂

    BTW, is Julia blogger “hibiscuslei”?

  213. Rich2176 October 6, 2008 9:02 pm

    SteveM – Don’t know….sorry…

  214. iwonderwhyiLuvbeingwrong October 6, 2008 9:08 pm

    hey SteveM

    any comments on my question i posted above?

  215. haka October 6, 2008 9:18 pm


    October 6th, 2008 at 5:53 pm
    BTW – on that phantom “roughing the kicker” penalty, wasn’t CR face-masked “into” the kicker? So, where was that flag and how come no one is talking about it?

    I was thinking the same thing. I posted about the facemask after the game and no one seemed to want to expand on it. The ref can see the flop, but couldn’t see a flagrant facemask that literally spun Roberts around. Bad call and worse non call.

  216. SteveM October 6, 2008 9:33 pm

    iwonderwhyiLuvbeingwrong — Hi. I see your post #138 about the security around the coach.

    My first impression was that it was high muckity-muck pretentious. But when you see a lot of the larger programs with its high stakes and large fan base…the fan base being unpredictable… I can see the security escort. To protect the coach from unhappy crazy fans more than to keep reporters away 🙂

    But I don’t see Mac with an escort…not Hawaii-style. We take care of our own. Mainland road game, maybe–protect our coach from crazies– but not in Hawaii. My opinion anyway.

  217. Stephen Tsai October 6, 2008 9:35 pm

    OK, sorry for the absence.
    But I almost imploded yesterday.
    I was sitting near a blind woman.
    You know what they say: Those deprived of one sense have heightened other senses.
    I was gassy. I had to hold it in because, well, the woman would have endured twice the potency.
    But I digress …

  218. Stretch October 6, 2008 9:39 pm

    ST – maybe you can be a sports radio broadcaster

  219. cavewarrior October 6, 2008 9:44 pm

    ST – you digress AND digest…the plus side is it’s great to have all the internal plumbing in working order..too much enchiladas in the valley???

  220. iwonderwhyiLuvbeingwrong October 6, 2008 9:46 pm

    yeah good point. would be cool though…i am SURE you could find voluntary cops who could be on the sideline. heck i would volunteer if not for the fact that the tee boy could probably pummel me if he wanted to. annnway. so what songs did u guys end up singing?

  221. haka October 6, 2008 9:51 pm

    Vili should be Mack’s security escort.

  222. KapoleiWarrior October 6, 2008 9:51 pm

    All roughing penalties are called by the referee. The phantom pass int against Mouton was from the back judge. I noted only one flag (holding) from the umpire and the other 5 or 6 flags in the game came from one guy: the line judge Dave Nesmith.

  223. addahknowjoe October 6, 2008 9:53 pm

    ST- She probably heard you trying your best to hold it in and neva say anything!

    Good thing she neva blurt out- “Oohh just GO already! You must be all sowa and sweaty!”

  224. Stephen Tsai October 6, 2008 10:00 pm

    Well, I’m not sure I believe in conspiracies, but it was not to the WAC’s advantage to have Fresno lose. I think everything was heading toward a Fresno-Boise showdown.

  225. SteveM October 6, 2008 10:15 pm

    iwonderwhyiLuvbeingwrong — Sang mostly 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s stuff at karaoke… Brie did the newer hits — nice voice.

    I’ll spill the beans — Mei Ling has a very nice voice, and singing duets with her sister is awesome. Her sister and Esme are in the same league–just a slight generation difference like me. Her brother-in-law is d1shima and Wreck combined! They coincidently are Genji regulars from years back… knew all the songs to choose and amp adjustments— 6+ hours worth 😆

  226. haka October 6, 2008 10:28 pm

    If a conspiracy theory has any merit then did the Warriors get the timely calls or non-calls last year? Boise the year before? Nasty questions of corruption we’d all like to think doesn’t exist. Say it ain’t so…say it ain’t so!

    No problem. A pack of dogs and a herd of zebras couldn’t stop the Warriors!

    Go Warriors!

  227. UknowUhateME October 6, 2008 10:37 pm

    hey steve.

    thats pretty awesome. so i take it your a pretty good singer as well? i really wanted to stay back and sing some enka with you all. let me know when the next get together is…prolly next away game im assuming

  228. Kazz October 6, 2008 10:41 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    October 6th, 2008 at 10:00 pm
    Well, I’m not sure I believe in conspiracies, but it was not to the WAC’s advantage to have Fresno lose. I think everything was heading toward a Fresno-Boise showdown.

    EXACTLY… prior to Saturday’s game the WAC had WAAYYYY more to loose if Fresno State lost to Hawaii…

    POOOF… there goes their “dream match”.

    BTW, I too don’t think much into “conspiracies”, but I do know how business works and a lot of the times things that the decision makers deem “good for business” are not always fair and level-fielded decisions.

  229. Kazz October 6, 2008 10:46 pm


    Our game with Boise State was a clean game.

    Either way the WAC had a Friday night post-Thanksgiving game featuring two ranked teams with one on the way to the BCS as long as they kept winning (US), and another would COULD leap in the polls and make history as a one loss non-BCS team making a BCS bowl.

    This year…. the WAC NEEDED this 2008 “dream match” and whoever won would have made it 3 in a row for the WAC in crashing the BCS party…

    Now, Boise State could still do it, but their dream match doesn’t seem to have as much “flare” to it now with FSU sporting a loss in conference play and dropping off the TOP 25… whereas last season both we and Boise State were lookin’ pretty good up to the “BIGGEST GAME IN WAC HISTORY”.

    Again, not a conspiracy, but it’s business I guess… 🙄

  230. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 6, 2008 10:49 pm

    haka- “No problem. A pack of dogs and a herd of zebras couldn’t stop the Warriors!”



  231. SteveM October 6, 2008 10:52 pm

    October 6th, 2008 at 10:37 pm
    hey steve.

    thats pretty awesome. so i take it your a pretty good singer as well? i really wanted to stay back and sing some enka with you all. let me know when the next get together is…prolly next away game im assuming

    Nahh, I’m not a good singer and I can produce around 50 Tsai-ko witnesses to confirm this 🙁

    But I’ll add you to my Karaoke Call email list. 😛

  232. Kazz October 6, 2008 10:53 pm


    October 6th, 2008 at 8:37 pm
    Sad commentary on life, but you are probably right. The self interest groups yield no mercy. I also have to agree with JJ’s assesment of the Hawaii fans; that they are a “pro” crowd. They treat the athletes like they have the right to boo if they feel like it because they paid to get in. Funny, but like you allude to, these people would boo even if the game was free. Thankfully, these small people are of the minority. We just need to cheer louder when they voice their choice.


    Yeah it is sad and while those boo-birds have the right to do what they want because they paid to get in, that doesn’t mean they are right in trying to justify their pitiful behavior.

    We do have to cheer LOUDER than those loosers and just keep the positive vibes going because fans like you, me and the people on this blog have a lot of heart for this program and while it may seem the REAL fans are smaller in #s as the bandwagoners and haters at times, the fact that we TRULY respect and love this program will out-weigh the lukewarm feelings of people that really don’t matter in the long run.

    If bandwagoners come back, they are welcome… as Dan Kelly said, but lemme add this in, “their opinions are not”.

  233. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 6, 2008 10:53 pm

    Kazz- so- defending WAC Champs don’t have a chance to crash any parties this year- even if we clear the rest of the table???

  234. UknowUhateME October 6, 2008 10:54 pm

    haha thanks. so creativity is not my strength. was it peaches that said i should come up with a new sc name?…any suggestions/ hahaa

  235. Kazz October 6, 2008 10:55 pm


    “The Warriors vs THE WORLD” is a mantra this team just seems to thrive on!

    We showed the world, that fairness and true heart can WIN over cheat…. errr I mean business decisions…. 🙄

  236. wena October 6, 2008 10:57 pm

    Thank you for taking care of Allie & Cory. They enjoyed the game and Allie said she got along good with Margo.Thanks so much.

    So good to hear that UH won the game this past weekend.

    Kinda Shy-
    The cupcakes look so good!!!! Chocolate with those little sprinkles are the best. Makes me want to bake…but then I don’t have cake mix.

  237. madeinhawaii October 6, 2008 10:57 pm

    Maybe it’s not a conspiracy as more a method of control When you’re playing in a hostile environment, you need to stop the visiting team from making infractions fast and keep them under control so that nothing gets out of hand. Even more so when it’s a rivalry with a ‘do or die’ type build-up going into the game. There was a lot of jersey tugging and what looked like near eruptions that had the referees leaping over players to break up.

    This week it’s LaTech. On the road LaTech always gives Hawaii a run for it’s money. At home, Hawaii has traditionally put LaTech to bed …(it’s usually a few hours past their bedtime, anyway. That helps!) The LaTech O-line may be their weakness, I look for Mack to test their limits early in the game with multiple blitz packages. LaTech defense has been better in the past few years and I believe they return a good number of players there. They’re best pass rusher is out, but they were good at man-to-man and zone coverages last year and I expect no less this year, as well. But, if the Warriors can unhinge their Offense early, then their game will collapse as it did against Boise.

    The Warriors may need to study all the redzone tapes of the past two seasons to polish their redzone plays. Mullen and Bess made it all look too effortless. But, the Warriors may have to run it in against the Tech, anyway.

    I say, with the momentum of the Fresno game at their back and the fans at home, the Warriors will put up pretty big numbers against LaTech this year. The scrambling of Inoke will wear the Techsters down by the middle of the third quarter.

    Pomai… my pik…

    UH 47 – 23

  238. Kazz October 6, 2008 10:58 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    October 6th, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    Kazz- so- defending WAC Champs don’t have a chance to crash any parties this year- even if we clear the rest of the table???

    With the way things look we probably will end up being ranked if we go 10-3 from here on in, but unless BY—-WHO and UTAH fall flat on their face, we probably would float somewhere between the 18-25th spots…. 15 if we’re lucky.

    Again those pesky human voters cannot be relied on…

  239. Kazz October 6, 2008 10:59 pm

    Good night to all and to all a good night.

    Malama pono kekahi i kekahi!

    Oh yeah.. Fresno State SUCKS!

    mwhahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! 😆

  240. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER October 6, 2008 11:08 pm

    Nitey Nite, Kazz.

    Go Warriors!
    One Game at a Time

  241. Hoohiki October 6, 2008 11:20 pm

    “After 33 years and 11 tries, UH finally won on the road over a ranked opponent.” It doesn’t seem to add up…that means we only attempted to play a ranked opponent on the road every three years? That doesn’t make sense, because how many times did we play BYU in the WAC and Boise on the road when they were ranked? I would’ve guessed we played more ranked teams on the road. Can someone justify the 11 tries?

  242. Esme October 6, 2008 11:45 pm


  243. UknowUhateME October 6, 2008 11:46 pm


    i dont think boise st and byu were ranked every single year we played them…not to mention they were mostly home and home off course so they have been ranked while we played them here etc etc…off course this is only a guess.

  244. jm2375 October 6, 2008 11:49 pm

    Hi Esme! Wanna have some fun in da clubhouse? Kekoa no like play.

  245. jm2375 October 7, 2008 12:04 am

    anyone around?

  246. bighilofan2 October 7, 2008 12:18 am


    howzit Tsaikos LizK, jm2375.

    I see you at da Tgate Sat.

    can share why Q Beaver not suited up? Da best way to luuze weight is to play, and a 350 plug in da center is a 350 lb plug in da center. jus curious.

    dat Kahai get good genes. i no ma no like heah dis, but i say get him pit bull tekneek school an cut sum music classes. 😀 jk Nalani 😆 oddawize he going cum like Snowflake. 😀 j/k bulla. 😆
    hoboy lookin forward to catchin you guyz dis Sat and watchin da Warriors go buss up da crybabycoach.
    i no day tuff, i no day lookin for buss us up, all da moa reason for Inoke to focus, da Oline to focus, and Coach Ron to give up sum ah his pa’ke wayz for sum Jamaican kine speed.

    Go Warriors.

  247. bighilofan2 October 7, 2008 12:30 am

    okay, lessee who else i can fiiah up right now.

    Keao, only 2 interceptions? 😆


    hoboy, you guyz sure fire me up! and I surely know you guyz are making your families proud.

    Good job Warriors! keep going.

    Go Warriors!

  248. bighilofan2 October 7, 2008 12:33 am

  249. bighilofan2 October 7, 2008 12:34 am


  250. jm2375 October 7, 2008 12:36 am

    hi bhf2! nite nite. gotta go work tomorrow. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  251. bighilofan2 October 7, 2008 12:38 am

    okay, laters Tsaikos everywhere. nitey nite. lets keep this great feeling going! takes hard work. real hard work! at least I know Inoke can make da toss! and, he get da will to win! dat is da most important, da will! he was not to be denied…. i really, really like that, Mr. Funaki! Pass sum ah dat around!

    Go Warriors!!

  252. bighilofan2 October 7, 2008 12:50 am

    Mike Washington,

    I hope you read this. I have renewed energy in handling my own life, after reading about yours. Yours is not unique at all. it is comforting to hear in your voice the determination and will to overcome adversity and create a positve life for yourself. Your life is what you make it right here, in Warrior Nation.
    This is part of your life’s journey, and you’re doing great. You can do better. So keep up your attitude, work ethic, and your good will. You’re making your family, your teammates and Warrior fans very proud of you! Thank you.

    Visualize success. You’re earning it!

    Go Warriors!

  253. las vegas October 7, 2008 12:55 am

    Good morning Tsai-Ko nation!

  254. las vegas October 7, 2008 1:02 am

    once again, I post,

    Alone Again (Naturally)

    In a little while from now,
    If I’m not feeling any less sour
    I promised myself to treat myself
    And visit a nearby tower,
    And climbing to the top,
    Will throw myself off
    In an effort to make it clear to who
    Ever what it’s like when your shattered
    Left standing in the lurch, at a church
    Where people ‘re saying,
    “My God that’s tough, she stood him up!
    No point in us remaining.
    May as well go home.”
    As I did on my own,
    Alone again, naturally

  255. al October 7, 2008 1:41 am

    ah, no be so lonely.

    look at all the lonely people.
    you, you get plenty friends, but, they all stay on the new post.
    move over
    red rover.


  256. Kunia October 7, 2008 6:35 am

    Congrats to Big Mack and the Warriors on a job well done, winning in overtime and also winning a ranked team on the road. I never knew dog could taste so good! Or was that cow-ding? (Goat)

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