Chop Suey Boy wins VB tickets

Avis has selected Chop Suey Boy as the winner of two tickets to Saturday’s volleyball match.

Text or call me at 256-0223 so I may leave the tickets at Will Call.

Because I screwed up the count, there will be an additional drawing for two more tickets Saturday morning.

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Mouse Davis is in town for tomorrow’s UH Coaches Clinic, which will be held at the UH athletic complex, and will conclude with the Warriors’ afternoon practice. If you’re any sort of a coach — Pop Warner to college, or if you even feel strongly about the Rams’ selection of Sam Bradford — you’re eligible to attend. Call the UH football office at 956-6508 for details.

mouseNate Ilaoa and Mouse

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Davis is an elevator guy — he’s so popular he often is stopped before he can make it to the UH athletic department’s first-floor elevator — and, yesterday, he could be found chatting at you-know-where.

Which brings us to UH’s most accessible:

1. Greg McMackin. He talks to everyone. Even if you tick him off, he’ll later call back to chat. People know this, too. Play back my tapes, and most of my interviews are interrupted by folks stopping to say hi.

2. Charlie Wade. He’s so accessible he’ll even chat during practices. Thank you, Red Bull.

3. Kara Nishimura. As the softball media relations director, she can’t get Leahey to move over so, I dunno, another reporter or two can sit in the press booth. But she always answers her cell or calls back within minutes. She sets up any  interview you wish. I mean, in what other sport does a player call a reporter and say: “Kara asked me to call you to talk about the home-run record …”  She gives you enough stats that even Kazz would  think: “that’s a lot of stats.”

* * * * *

Of all of the softball hitting records, one that has gone unnoticed is Kanani Pu‘u-Warren’s pursuit of the Rainbow Wahine mark for being hit by a pitch.
“I’m tied for the career, I just need to get hit one more time,” Pu‘u-Warren told the Warrior Beat.
She ha been struck 34 times in her career, including 18 this season.
Pu‘u-Warren, who bats right-handed, appears to have ample spacing in the batter’s box.
“I don’t believe I crowd,” she said. “I have a nicc turn. I get hit a lot on my left left. I honestly don’t remember not being bruised at all this season.”
She said she has “decent pain tolerance.” She also relies on a healthful diet — lots of fruits and vegetables — to speed up the healing process.
But, she said, “once (a briuse) goes away, I get another one.”

* * * * *

If John Estes does not get selected in the draft, look for him to end up as a free agent at San Francisco, Indianapolis, Atlanta or Jacksonville.

Aaron Kia, who is back in town, also has been getting inquiries from several NFL teams.

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Did I mention we’re having another drawing for two tickets to tomorrow’s MPSF playoff match between UH and Pepperdine. The tickets are for seats in the lower bowl.

To enter, please post: I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

Avis will choose a winner tonight.

* * * * *

Here are some of my colleagues who have decided not to join the transition company when The Advertiser is sold. We’ll miss all of them.


paulineRoosevelt’s Prom Queen

teriAiea’s Prom Queen



3“Miss Bossy”


  1. Rich2176 April 23, 2010 6:50 am

    Aloha Friday Everyone!!

  2. Pomai April 23, 2010 6:53 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

    and poor so pick me Avis.

  3. Pomai April 23, 2010 6:53 am

    Hey #2 I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  4. Pomai April 23, 2010 6:54 am

    And I forgot,
    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world. And I’m broke.

  5. Pomai April 23, 2010 6:55 am

    Trying for the sympathy route.

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  6. chopsueyboy April 23, 2010 6:59 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos! It’s finally the weekend.

  7. Maverick April 23, 2010 7:00 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  8. Maverick April 23, 2010 7:02 am

    We have a mouse living in our Dishwasher. Cant get rid of it. Even tried the wash cycle several times. It’s now squeaky clean, but very much alive.

    Whats the status on Mouse Davis since Glanville isnt coaching at Portland?

  9. tommui April 23, 2010 7:03 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

    Aloha to all!

  10. Ricky from Virginia April 23, 2010 7:03 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  11. lava April 23, 2010 7:07 am

    Good luck John Estes.

  12. d1島 April 23, 2010 7:08 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  13. d1島 April 23, 2010 7:09 am

    It’s uncanny how often a new post arrives right after I go HiHo…. 🙄

  14. koakane April 23, 2010 7:10 am

    alojah friday tsaiko nation

    top 15 maybe

  15. koakane April 23, 2010 7:10 am


  16. Eonatoa April 23, 2010 7:16 am

    Im your best friend in the whole wide world,
    but dont tell nobody!

  17. koakane April 23, 2010 7:18 am

    kden will try this out

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world

  18. koakane April 23, 2010 7:19 am

    have a good day all

  19. RainboWarrior April 23, 2010 7:20 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  20. J April 23, 2010 7:26 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  21. PONO April 23, 2010 7:29 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world

  22. djmitcho April 23, 2010 7:32 am

    Good Morning All. Happy Aloha Friday! I’m your best friend in the whole wide world. If I win give my tix to koakane!

  23. Ronnie April 23, 2010 7:37 am

    Happy Aloha Friday, Tsaiko Ohana.

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

    If I win, please give my tickets to Pomai (who is broke 🙂 )

  24. Hoohiki April 23, 2010 7:43 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

    Nice to see so many local products on the all MPSF teams. A little skewed with Iolani, Punahou, and Kamehameha represented well. Kinda backwards with UH being represented by Europe and the US east coast. I wonder how many local boys are on the UH team and how many local boys are playing for the other MPSF teams. Hope Coach Wade can keep some of those Puns, who are ranked number 1 in the country, here playing for the Warriors.

  25. Pomai April 23, 2010 7:45 am

    Thanks Ronnie ( I knew I get someone to feel for me) LOL. So just for you Is it Saturday Yet

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  26. papajoe2 April 23, 2010 7:46 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  27. Kazz April 23, 2010 7:46 am

    So I guess Kara Nishimura knows for sure if Kanani Pu’u-Warren holds some kind of UH record for player most hit by a pitch?

  28. jm2375 April 23, 2010 7:50 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

    off to a meeting. bbl. hi ho!

  29. al April 23, 2010 7:57 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  30. sjmacro April 23, 2010 7:57 am

    Good morning Tsaikos
    “I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.” And if I win again, give the tickets to Pomai. Talk about stacking the deck. 😎

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 7:58 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    And a very special good morning to you Stephen Tsai!

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

    And you know that’s true!
    AND I’m even more broke that Pomai is!

    Now make sure that I win those tickets, dammit!


  32. al April 23, 2010 7:59 am

    and btw…who won yesterday’s tickets?

    mouse is in the house!

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 8:01 am


    In all honesty, Rich2176 or Stretch are probably wayyyyyy better friends to you than I am, but I’m a lot more pathetic!

    So just gimmee the dam tickets so I can stop humiliating myself like this!

  34. al April 23, 2010 8:02 am

    does david “send em to the” graves look a bit taller than shane “stone cold” austin?

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 8:02 am

    Good luck to Estes and Kia, my favorite player on last years team.

  36. Pomai April 23, 2010 8:05 am

    sjmacro & Da Punchbowl Kid eh you guys wen give a good laugh.

    But DPK you wen forget it’s Avis dats pick’en em. So Avis

    “I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.”

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 8:05 am

    A mouse in the house?! EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKK!!!

    *DPK belies his oversized opu by leaping deftly up onto a stool*

  38. sjmacro April 23, 2010 8:09 am

    Maverick: Al and sj know some experienced terminator/exterminators for help. 😯

    April 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 am
    We have a mouse living in our Dishwasher. Cant get rid of it. Even tried the wash cycle several times. It’s now squeaky clean, but very much alive.

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 8:11 am



    Bad enough, you stole my well worn poverty pitch! Now just stay outta the way between me and those tickets!!!

    And YOU sjmacro! Previous winners are NOT eligible!!!
    (Unless of course, you plan to give the tickets to DPK 🙂 )

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 8:13 am

    Just kiddin fellas. May the best whiner win! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  41. Pomai April 23, 2010 8:17 am

    Ho dem’s fighten words, now you goin git it. Come on Avis no fall for da Kids whin’en, dat buggah got more $$$ den Bill Gates.

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.


  42. cuckoo April 23, 2010 8:19 am

    Sheraton Hawaii Bowl extended to 2014.

    “… INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has approved 35 bowl games for the next four years, including the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl …”

    THANK YOU Sheraton, for sponsoring.

  43. Slugger April 23, 2010 8:20 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Good luck to the Hawai’i ‘boys’ looking for an entre into the NFL!

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  44. Manoa Mist April 23, 2010 8:23 am

    I think al is going Chris Berman on us. But I like it.

  45. Ticket Give-Away Rules Comittee April 23, 2010 8:29 am

    Dear Mr. Pomai,

    We regret to inform you that multiple entries are not allowed for the ticket give away promotion for tomorrow’s MPSF playoff match between UH and Pepperdine.

    Since you have posted multiple entries in the contest, your entries are hereby declared invalid. Should your name be picked, the tickets will automatically be forfeited to DPK.

    The Ticket Give-Away Rules Comittee

  46. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 8:31 am

    🙂 I rest my case Pomai! 🙂

  47. al April 23, 2010 8:37 am

    manoa “who’ll stop the rain?” mist….hhahahha. sorry, i am bored today. but, i’ve been labeling, nick naming, and the like since 2006 on this blog.

    my first one was stephen “the truth” tsai.

  48. (Jesse)James April 23, 2010 8:37 am

    Good morning gangeez…hope all is well.

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world…

    And if I win, give my tickets to Koakane and Pomai…both poor retirees…LOL

  49. Ronnie April 23, 2010 8:38 am

    You guys make me laugh! Just what I needed. The past few months have been crazy at work, and it will probably continue to be until July at least.

    I sure wish I was home!

    Hmmmm…. I wonder if it is ok to pray to win the lottery. Just Kidding!

  50. Pomai April 23, 2010 8:46 am

    Good one Kid, but you can’t fool dat beautiiiiiiiifulllll ticket picker AVIS.

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world

  51. Pomai April 23, 2010 8:47 am

    Ronnie we all wish you where home too!!!!

  52. koakane iPhone April 23, 2010 8:50 am

    Helllllllooooooo Ronnie hoooooow yyyyyou

  53. chopsueyboy April 23, 2010 8:53 am

    Everyone else are imposters…
    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  54. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 8:53 am

    Et tu, False Pordagee?!

  55. Kazz April 23, 2010 8:55 am

    WAC Stat Rankings as of 04/23/2010

    Team Batting Average (WAC Games Only)

    1. Hawai’i .355
    2. Fresno State .291
    3. Nevada .286
    4. Utah State .283
    5. Boise State .269
    6. New Mexico State .264
    7. Louisiana Tech .224
    8. San Jose State .222

    Team Pitching ERA (WAC Games Only)

    1. Fresno State 1.54
    2. Hawai’i 2.59

    3. Boise State 4.04
    4. San Jose State 4.10
    5. Louisiana Tech 4.11
    6. Nevada 6.07
    7. Utah State 6.31
    8. New Mexico State 6.45

    Team Fielding Percentage (WAC Games Only)

    *1. Fresno State .968
    *1. Hawai’i .968
    3. Louisiana Tech .965
    4. San Jose State .962
    5. Boise State .958
    6. Nevada .957
    7. New Mexico State .953
    8. Utah State .952

    Individual Batting Average (WAC Games Only)

    1. Jessica Iwata, Hawai’i .509
    2. Kali Cancelosi, Utah State .429
    2. Kathy Cox, Boise State .429
    4. Kelly Majam, Hawai’i .419
    5. Andrea Ortega, Fresno State .415
    5. Nicole Tindall, Utah State .415
    7. Kellie Caplan, Boise State .412
    8. Michelle Moses, Fresno State .410
    9. Simone Hubbard, Utah State .405
    10. Amanda Tauali’i, Hawai’i .400

    Individual Pitching ERA (WAC Games Only)

    1. Michelle Moses, Fresno State 0.68
    2. Mackenzie Oakes, Fresno State 1.46
    3. Stephanie Ricketts, Hawai’i 1.57
    4. Alex Newman, New Mexico State 1.81
    5. Lela Work, Boise State 2.15
    6. Meghan Krieg, Louisiana Tech 2.46
    7. Amanda Pridmore, San Jose State 2.57
    8. Morgan Melloh, Fresno State 2.59
    9. Aubray Zell, Boise State 3.15
    10. Jaclyn Imhof, San Jose State 3.71

    As we can see, the “EPIC” end of the regular season battle for the Wahine features the possible “antidote” for the home run hitting machine. Fresno State leads the WAC in ERAs as a team and has ALL their pitchers in the top 10. Like wise, the Wahine lead the WAC in hitting as a team and individually with also three Rainbow Wahine in the top 10 individually.


    Yesterday I noted that the only thing I was concerned with is our pitching. Ricketts had a hard time closing out the Lady Wolfpack last season losing a 5-run lead, but she managed to win one game off of them, and I believe it was an eventual 3-2 victory, but even in that it was a ‘full court press” by Nevada as the Wahine had a 3-0 lead prior to the final inning.

    This time Ricketts has an army of batters behind her. A 3 run lead late into ANY game in this series is hard to imagine. Ricketts will have the edge in confidence in a few hours regardless of the Wolfpack having our number as of late.

    For Parnaby, this is my biggest concern in securing a sweep of this series. Overall her ERA is 2.62, but her ERA since WAC play began has risen to 4.72. Not only can one see the simple difference between the two stats, but one also needs to take into account how the WAC average of 4.72 still kept her overall season ERA to a respectable figure. In other words, the ratio is noticeable. In other words her ERA over 17 non conference games was quite remarkable in a good way in that the drop off in WAC ERA over only 4 games to her credit is VERY significant.
    Parnaby is 4-0 and has looked very good, like her usual self early on and in the middle of games, but lately has been getting hit pretty hard in spots not to mention a scare in Las Cruces and in Logan before our batting order took over.

    I thought the weather and thin air in those enviroments new to Parnaby may have had a factor, but supposedly the weather is fine for today’s game at 1pm HST in Reno and by now Parnaby should have a grasp on the high elevation after spending a whole week in it. I look for her to have a good game tomorrow to start the double header.

  56. Ronnie April 23, 2010 8:56 am

    Hi koakane! I’m good. How you? 😉

  57. Kazz April 23, 2010 8:57 am

    stupid HTML!!!

  58. koakane iPhone April 23, 2010 9:04 am

    Wot Ronnie we see you soon?

  59. Ronnie April 23, 2010 9:14 am

    I wish! I’m can’t come home until next summer, at the earliest. What a bummer!

  60. koakane iPhone April 23, 2010 9:18 am

    Yea to bad but when you do we parte just ask lush oh I mean rob# bwhaaaaaa

  61. al April 23, 2010 9:39 am

    kazz….what no stats on rbi’s, hr’s indiv/team?
    where the love brother?

  62. (Jesse)James April 23, 2010 9:54 am

    al…don’t give Kazz a hard time…when you’re smitten..stats don’t mean a thing…MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  63. SteveM April 23, 2010 10:01 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Aloha to Mouse Davis!

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world

  64. azulie April 23, 2010 10:03 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  65. Maverick April 23, 2010 10:14 am

    I see a Nasti Mouse pic on top.

  66. rully cheap skate April 23, 2010 10:15 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  67. Kazz April 23, 2010 10:30 am

    Best wishes to those moving on from the Advertiser.

  68. Slugger April 23, 2010 10:33 am

    Aloha and good luck in your next endeavor to those moving on from the Advertiser.

  69. Kendall April 23, 2010 10:39 am

    Heard on the WSN board that on Artie Wilson’s show Gib said that a couple of recruits will be visiting this weekend, anyone know the scoops?

    ST, you know anything about this?

  70. kama krab April 23, 2010 10:42 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  71. HiFlyer April 23, 2010 10:42 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  72. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 23, 2010 10:53 am

    Very late last night, the Legislative Conference Committee working on the budget came to an agreement. However, the details are not yet available as to how much money will be appropriated for the various construction projects at Aloha Stadium and the Athletic Department’s assorted facilities. Will post them when the information is released.

    The big money issues remaining are the ones dealing with service cutbacks and tax increases. With respect to publicly-funded athletic programs, these increases will not directly impact them; however, indirectly they could.

  73. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 23, 2010 10:58 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world

  74. Kazz April 23, 2010 11:00 am

    34 times in Pu’u-Warren’s career?

    HA!!! I was joking it was possibly a record, but dang I knew I wasn’t crazy! 😆

    For a while looked like Taualii was catching up on this record though…

  75. Loa April 23, 2010 11:03 am

    morning gang!

    hope the lucky ones enjoying their furlough friday

    Stephen – nice shout out to your co-workers, wish them all good luck

  76. Loa April 23, 2010 11:04 am

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world

    hey Avis, if selected, please give one to Pomai and one to DPK 🙂

  77. jojo ® April 23, 2010 11:19 am

    HI LOA!

  78. HiFlyer April 23, 2010 11:20 am

    Good luck to those moving on from the Advertiser.

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  79. d1島 April 23, 2010 11:24 am

    Tough choices these days.

    Best wishes to the HA Staffers who are moving on….

  80. Derek April 23, 2010 11:25 am

    On Artie Wilson’s show this morning with Gib Arnold, Artie said that Gib is hosting 5 recruits this weekend. Is it supposed to be secret as no names were mentioned? No even by the 2 newspapers? Common, man!
    If I recall, last weekend it was reported that Shamburger and Barnes was in town. Now, no news? What’s going on?

    Did you notice:
    1) Mel Kiper Jr. is very quiet this year. I guess with 5 guys on the podium, his talking is limited and I notice Steve Young and Jon Gruden, both of whom I like, seem to be getting their 2 cents in more. Of course, Tom Jackson has his usual say and Boomer is the leader. In a way, Kiper seems lost and he’s not a animated as before. Maybe, his picks have not turned out to be on the button, especially Jimmy Clausen.

    Surprise, surprise, surprise (Jim Nabors):
    Rainbows beat La Tech 10-0. The way they have been playing, it’s kinda unbelievable. But, that’s good and we’ll see what happens today.

    Things are looking up!
    49ers got Davis and Iupati to shore up their bad offensive line to run the ball better and protect their QBs. In the second round, I hope they land
    Terrance Cody from Alabama, NT. Otherwise, I think they should go cornerback or safety. Javier Arenas or Taylor Mays might be available if they are lucky.

  81. Kazz April 23, 2010 11:28 am


    I thought it was interesting that a roof over the 1st and 3rd base sides of the softball stadium were considered. Personally, I don’t think that is a necessity as having proper lighting for the field for night games and other maintenance and repairs to the facility, INCLUDING securing the Wahine’s batting cages and equipment.

  82. Loa April 23, 2010 11:35 am

    Hiya jojo!

  83. al April 23, 2010 11:35 am

    derek….5 recruits?

    i thought he mentioned “some” recruits for two scholies?

  84. BigIslandkurt April 23, 2010 11:43 am

    A Mouse in a house. A fox in a Box and a Guy named Tsai. I think I like Green eggs and ham.


  85. rage777 April 23, 2010 11:46 am

    Is it just me or does Nick look like Rich Miano.

  86. Kazz April 23, 2010 11:48 am

    Hawaii 1st

    Majam, K. struck out swinging (3-2 BKBSBS).

    Iwata, J. singled up the middle (0-0).

    Gonzalez, M. grounded out to ss (2-2 BFFB); Iwata, J. advanced to second.

    Rodriguez, J struck out looking (1-2 KFBK).

    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    Nevada 1st

    Bias, S. singled to right center (2-2 BFKB).

    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    WAHINE 0
    Nevada 0
    Headed to top of 2nd

    ***Kaia Parnaby is pitching for UH

  87. SailorBlue April 23, 2010 11:56 am

    Happy Friday gangeez…

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  88. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 23, 2010 11:58 am

    Kazz – re your #81. According to my understanding of how priorities are set for CIP projects in each state agency or department, the principal users usually determine what should be done first. Why not ask Coach Coolen what input he had in selecting the improvements. I suspect that covering the bleachers would be a high priority for most fans even if it is not one of yours.

    The details of each appropriation are not in the legislative budgets. What will happen is that come July 1, 2010, the (lameduck) Governor will start releasing funds – or holding them back in order to let the next Fifth Floor occupant decide what to do.

    Frankly, under the best of circumstances, I doubt that any improvements will be in place until the 2012 season. If there are significant hassles or if the money were removed during the negotiations, it may be anywhere from five to ten years before the improvements will be in place.

    That’s why it’s so important to be actively involved in the political process at every step along the way.

  89. al April 23, 2010 11:59 am

    rage777….its just you.

  90. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 12:00 pm

    Here’s hoping that they run Mel Kiper Jr. and his hair off the set. The guy is weenie and has no place in shaping the possible futures of prospective pro athletes.

  91. spamworld April 23, 2010 12:01 pm

    Its a sad day at THA when some of the best people decide that they have had enough of Gannett. It was interesting to see that of the 6 top sales producers featured in yesterdays ad 2 are severing out.

    A heartfelt good luck to my sister Terri and cousin Cynthia

  92. Kazz April 23, 2010 12:02 pm

    Hawaii 2nd

    Yoshikawa, T flied out to cf (0-0).

    Aguirre, A. struck out looking (2-2 BFFBK).

    Pu’u-Warren, hit by pitch (3-1 BBF).

    Pu’u-Warren, advanced to second on a wild pitch.

    Tauali’i, A. homered to left center, 2 RBI (2-0 BB); Pu’u-Warren, scored.

    Grimes, K. singled up the middle (0-2 FF).

    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

    WAHINE 2
    Nevada 0

  93. Ralph April 23, 2010 12:09 pm

    I am your best friend in the whole wide world.

  94. Normaderm April 23, 2010 12:26 pm

    You wrote very interesting post i love your blog it contains very informative article i will share it with my friends.

  95. Ralph April 23, 2010 12:31 pm

    Tau alii hit her second 2 run homer, UH up 4-0 bottom 4th

  96. d1島 April 23, 2010 12:38 pm

    Gruden cracks me up….

    Interviewing Mike Holmgren and Gruden get his turn.

    “Hey Mike. It’s Jon Gruden; I used to work for you in Green Bay.” 😆

  97. Da Punchbowl Kid April 23, 2010 12:41 pm

    Ralph, Kazz-

    How are you following the game?

  98. d1島 April 23, 2010 12:44 pm


  99. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 23, 2010 12:48 pm


    I’m following all on faith and heart.

    Nah… Go to and at the btm of the main page where the game is listed on the upcoming events sched find the link to live stats on nevada’s website.

  100. Slugger April 23, 2010 12:55 pm

    Kanani Pu’u-Warren now holds the UH record for being hit by a pitch.

    Thanks for the updates, Kazz! GO WAHINE!!!

  101. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 23, 2010 12:55 pm


    I’m only thinking of the players, future players, and coaches of the softball program. 1.7 million is a lot and I don’t know if they will be willing to give it all for softball.

    My point is that fans can bring umbrellas, ponchos, and sweaters to the game. The more important accomodations should be for the student athletes and coaches. A roof over all the seats will cost a lot and if the legislature is willing to throw more money for CIP with softball, I’d rather see the money go towards equipment needs and areas of the stadium that serve the athletes directly since I feel that softball won’t get the full 1.7 million requested.

  102. Ralph April 23, 2010 1:00 pm

    Kiper’s picks are flubs, he shouldn’t rate or rank position players, not even close to what NFL teams are picking.

  103. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 23, 2010 1:01 pm

    Oh crap.. Crucial part of game now…

    Nevada has bases loaded with one out…

    WAHINE 4
    Nevada 0

  104. Slugger April 23, 2010 1:02 pm

    Fashionista comment: If Jon Gruden combed his bangs forward, he’d have a haircut like Chawan_cut.

    I’m your bestest friend in the whole wide world.

  105. Ralph April 23, 2010 1:04 pm

    taylor mays to the 49’ers, can he be another ronnie lott at safety. got the size and speed, read he is a head hunter, and I think Berry is the only other safety taken ahead of him, Haden and the others were cbs.

  106. Ralph April 23, 2010 1:05 pm

    Wilson, out of Boise, was he a safety?

  107. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:05 pm

    If chawan_cut suggested that to Jon Gruden….. 👿

  108. Pete Jek April 23, 2010 1:06 pm

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  109. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:07 pm


    Drafted as CB.

    I like Taylor Mays to the Niners!

  110. Pauoa Boy April 23, 2010 1:09 pm

    Oh Shnap, 49ers is killing in this draft…

    First Davis, then Iupati, and now Taylor Mays from USC, awesome for Coach Singletary

  111. Ralph April 23, 2010 1:09 pm

    Kazz we have the bases loaded, but we didn’t score, Puu Warren struck out and Buchanan out attempting to steal home.

  112. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 23, 2010 1:09 pm


    WE had the bases loaded with one out. But to no avail… Holverson escapes a game ending situation.


    WAHINE 4
    Nevada 0
    Btm of 5th

  113. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:10 pm

    LaTech breaks the ice in the 2nd. 🙁

  114. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:11 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Niners going get physical, fo shua!

  115. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:14 pm

    Wow, harsh….ESPN fan polling shows only 2 “F” grades in the first 32 picks: Tebow to DEN and Alualu to JAC 👿

  116. Pauoa Boy April 23, 2010 1:15 pm

    Yup, especially with Coach Singletary leading the way. Garrans they going be physical, disciplined, and kick some okole!

  117. HiFlyer April 23, 2010 1:16 pm


  118. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:19 pm

    BaseBows rally back, 1-1. 1 out, Koissian on 2nd in the 3rd.

  119. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:20 pm

    Wong advances Koissian on FC with a 4-3.
    Freitas up.

  120. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:21 pm

    Freitas grounds out.

  121. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 23, 2010 1:23 pm

    As HiFlyer noted, 6-0 Wahine.

    Migi and J-Rod with a pair of 2 out singles.

  122. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:23 pm


    Woulda been mean if they coulda got Gerhart, too!

  123. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:24 pm

    Carlos Dunlap (Florida) to Bengals.

    Bad Swamp memories….

  124. HiFlyer April 23, 2010 1:24 pm

    6-0 top of the 7th

  125. Mad Dog April 23, 2010 1:25 pm

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

    I hope it’s a grand Warrior and Bows weekend.

  126. Manoa Mist April 23, 2010 1:27 pm

    I didn’t do a back flip when Gibby got hired, but he seems like a good guy, good family man. If baseball is 80 percent pitching, college hoops is 80 percent recruiting – and Gib is doing a great job so far.
    We’re making plans to get out and support the team next season. I can smell the garlic fries already.

  127. d1島 April 23, 2010 1:30 pm

    Spangler gives up 2 hits and a WP…2 runs.

    1-3, after 3….


  128. Pauoa Boy April 23, 2010 1:34 pm

    Das okay Vikings backfield going be scary with Gerhart…

    Should have Coach Singletary call up some guy named Nate Ilaoa, heard that guy is physical and can pound…get Hummer body with Porsche speed and quickness!!!

  129. HiFlyer April 23, 2010 1:36 pm

    2-3 basebows top of the 4th

  130. HiFlyer April 23, 2010 1:38 pm

    make that 2-3 bottom of the 4th

  131. Ralph April 23, 2010 1:42 pm

    bottom 7th, 2 on, Na Wahine up 6-0. So far good day for the gals, not so for Majam with 4 Ks. Tau alii with 2 homers.

  132. Kekoa April 23, 2010 1:43 pm

    Slugger ~ Make sure A-joe goes after those bad line calls tonite. Get him to yell “Nein..Nein..Nein!!” like they did in that Hitler movie *Those inglorius Bastards!*

  133. Ralph April 23, 2010 1:44 pm

    we win, 6-2. Na Wahine rules.

  134. Ralph April 23, 2010 1:45 pm

    Kekoa who is playing tonight?

  135. SeattleZZ April 23, 2010 1:45 pm

    So Clausen finally got taken at #48…big deal, I still can’t understand all the hype over him…and I’m still ticked off at him for flashing the “shaka” sign at the stands after he scored that last TD at the ’08 Hawaii Bowl…he dissed us, that’s what I thought…

  136. Matt April 23, 2010 1:46 pm

    BaseBows still down 2-3 at the end of 4.

  137. Pauoa Boy April 23, 2010 1:47 pm

    Wow, Ravens reloading on Defense. Talk about a massive DLine with Terrence Cody, Jared Odrick, Haloti Ngata, Trevor Pryce, oohwee they going be pounding peeps. Who can run on a DLine like that dayum!?!?! Plus they got Sergio Kindle in the mix with Ray Lewis, and Terrell Suggs scary!

  138. BigIslandkurt April 23, 2010 1:53 pm

    The shaka sign from clausen didn’t diss us…..the outright whooopin’ on the Warriors did. The shaka sign was the least he could to to oblige all the friendly, warm cuddly UH fans who were shouting pleasantries his way….

    If it was legal, I”m sure he would have given us the one finger shaka sign instead.

    I wasn’t a Clausen fan either. Glad my Vikings didn’t take him.


  139. Slugger April 23, 2010 2:00 pm


    MVB is tomorrow night. Any other German cheers we can use for a PG audience?

    Niner, niner, niner!

  140. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 23, 2010 2:01 pm

    What a day! GO Wahine!

    Had a wondeful reunion with my songwriting partner Shirley who has been living in Astoria for the last couple of decades.
    Ahhh. Coming home in 2 days.

  141. Stephen Tsai April 23, 2010 2:05 pm

    Booooo to Oceanic.
    It runs five local commercials in a row, including a house ad, so we miss the announcement of the Jets’ second-round pick.

  142. Matt April 23, 2010 2:06 pm

    LA Tech scores again in the bottom of the fifth. BaseBows trail 2-4 middle of the 6th

  143. tommui April 23, 2010 2:08 pm

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world (especially if I win!).


  144. SeattleZZ April 23, 2010 2:09 pm

    #138…Ha ha ha ha…one finger shaka sign…that’s a good one! Maybe it was cuz the TV camera had him up so close when that happened, I thought he was mocking us. Glad the Seahawks didn’t take him either…speaking of which…oh wow, they just got Tate

  145. Pauoa Boy April 23, 2010 2:11 pm

    ST, no worry…the Jets will be in the playoffs again… Frikkin secondary is scary with the addition of Kyle Wilson and Antonio Cromartie teaming up with Darelle Revis and Dwight Lowery…yikes!

  146. Stephen Tsai April 23, 2010 2:16 pm

    I won’t get into radio, which had the draft going until they decided to cut to UH baseball … in the THIRD inning.

  147. Ralph April 23, 2010 2:17 pm

    I’m surprised golden tate was taken so late in the draft, he ate up our secondary with his speed. I guess performance against our safeties don’t count, on tape he must not have gotten as much separation as he did in the Sheraton Bowl.

  148. SeattleZZ April 23, 2010 2:18 pm

    Anyone’s thoughts on where Ed Wang of Virginia Tech going end up? He’s projected for 4th or 5th round. 1st ‘real’ Chinese (not mix) NFL player…that would be so cool…and he’s on the O-line, da buggah’s huge…

  149. Ralph April 23, 2010 2:20 pm

    PB when the teams play the Jets they go run, run, run, and all the dbs go to be wondering, eh, where’s the pass.

  150. jm2375 April 23, 2010 2:21 pm

    Kekoa – A-joe informed me last night that he will be unable to attend the game tomorrow night. Would you kindly take his place as one of the “conversationalists” to offer “encouragement” to Pepperdine?

    Kazz – you willing to offer “encouragement” tomorrow night?

  151. Ralph April 23, 2010 2:23 pm

    anyone know which softball teams are playing on K5 at 6 pm tonight

  152. NorthShoreFan April 23, 2010 2:24 pm

    LATech 6…Bows 3
    Is it my imagination or is UH pitchers pitching batting practice on this road trip?

    A-Tau displaying her Warrior personality today!…

  153. Ralph April 23, 2010 2:25 pm

    Ok Oakland is up. We need OL help big time, so far, two on the defensive side.. Come on Al, we got to score!

  154. Kazz April 23, 2010 2:26 pm

    If Majam struck out 4xs, I assume she wasn’t walked as much.

    Actually this is better. One game doesn’t account for much. Yeah she didn’t have her usual kind of game, but different story tomorrow.

    I can’t stand it when other pitchers pitch around our players and get away with it. I think I was the only one NOT applauding when Majam was walked so many times against LaTech.

    They say a walk is as good as a hit… yeah.. FOR most players, but this is different.

  155. Ralph April 23, 2010 2:26 pm

    happy to learn that Oakland picked up Yamon Figurs, K State, in the off season, got 4.3 speed. little guy, slot and KO. but we don’t have a passer to get him the ball.

  156. Ralph April 23, 2010 2:33 pm

    Taylor Mays unhappy with Pete Carroll, former coach by pass him for another db from Texas. Isn’t the 49’ers and Seahawks in the same division, time to show the old coach up game time.

  157. Ralph April 23, 2010 2:35 pm

    Oakland picks an OT, good pick, he was on the board. But I don’t know where Hillsdale is located, can’t be D1 college.

  158. d1島 April 23, 2010 2:40 pm

    Who switched the bats in the dugouts last nite? 🙁

  159. Matt April 23, 2010 2:47 pm

    Bows down 3-9 after 7. Bows on their fourth pitcher.

  160. NorthShoreFan April 23, 2010 2:47 pm

    Bottom 7..Walters hits 2 batters.. gives up HR..loads bases…now Trap wants to change him..why not wait till the score gets to 12 or the end of the inning? LATech – 9 UH – 3, still 2 outs….Klein walks in a run on 4 pitches….
    I’m slowly getting to not be a fan of coach Trap..
    Finally end of inning..LATech – 9 -3……Tech with 13 hits after 7 complete….

  161. Kazz April 23, 2010 2:51 pm


  162. d1島 April 23, 2010 2:52 pm


    Hillsdale College in MI plays DII football.

    The school is the darling of conservative talk radio because they accept no federal funding/scholarships in order to maintain academic freedom.

  163. Kazz April 23, 2010 2:56 pm


    Brah, “AJ” is one freakin’ ROAD WARRIOR!!!!

    She’s exploded on all the road WAC games and still doing so and this is the time of the season it REALLY counts!!!

    Last season, she dropped off significantly and when you only get two players (Taualii and Milca) hitting above .300 last season, you get the result you expected.

    This year, MUCH different, MUCH more promise!!!

  164. Kazz April 23, 2010 3:03 pm


    I got some seats in lower level row 19 opposite the “usual” side. Bringing my mom to the game as she hasn’t been to a volleyball game in years and she turned me on to the sport years ago so no can “come over”. Besides I’m sure the AARP club will be on the look out for anyone looking relatively excited and ready to report sudden movements by said individuals to arena staff.

    I think I should “behave” somewhat, but NOT completely… 😈

  165. ty1hawaii April 23, 2010 3:11 pm

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  166. d1島 April 23, 2010 3:11 pm

    Jordan Shipley leaves his fishing buddy/roommate/teammate behind….

  167. Matt April 23, 2010 3:12 pm

    BaseBows lose 5-9 to LA Tech.

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    I’m assuming comments are moderated so when I click submit this post won’t automatically appear on site, if it does, I again apologize.

  169. Pride. April 23, 2010 3:18 pm

    Congrats to Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, drafted by the Eagles in the third round.

  170. NorthShoreFan April 23, 2010 3:19 pm

    Kazz…das how you tell wat one playa is made of….Da Wahines get a bunch of dem ladat…and das why me and my patnah luv to watch dem play….

    LaTech…9 UH 5….we going have to struggle into da playoffs now. Maybe somewhere dey will find da cahones dey lost along da way..da pitching was supposed to be solid dis year…but I no tink so now…injuries and very inconsitent…dey wen hit ok today but not wen count…gotta put it together … if not now….sooner! Neva get nothing out of da early season schedule…

  171. Maverick April 23, 2010 3:21 pm

    First time I’ve seen Hillsdale college in the draft.
    One of the best schools in the nation, with a full athletic program.
    Your spot on D1. Private funding 100%.

  172. Pride. April 23, 2010 3:24 pm

    That’s two guys from Bern Brostek’s gym in Kawaihae, that were drafted within the first two rounds of the NFL draft. Max Unger in the second round by the Seahawks in 2009 and Te’o-Nesheim in the third round by the Eagles in 2010.

    I’m sure Tommy Heffernan will get similar results from his players in a few years.

  173. Maverick April 23, 2010 3:27 pm

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide wor

  174. d1島 April 23, 2010 3:29 pm

    Sam Papali’i moves to Kalaepohaku.

  175. chawan_cut April 23, 2010 3:29 pm

    i’m glad paul pierce was hurt when we beat kansas with ac and alika.

  176. Pride. April 23, 2010 3:30 pm


    April 23rd, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    First time I’ve seen Hillsdale college in the draft.
    One of the best schools in the nation, with a full athletic program.
    Your spot on D1. Private funding 100%.

    I believe that the last time someone was drafted out of Hillsdale was in 1980. That’s a loooooong time ago.

  177. al April 23, 2010 3:32 pm

    sam can be close to his son in manoa now.

    a new day for the blue n red. interesting that they offered tengan but he is headed for the black n red.

  178. al April 23, 2010 3:32 pm

    d1…is sam a teacher as well?

  179. al April 23, 2010 3:34 pm

    howzit pride…roy’s getting married soon.

  180. Bulla April 23, 2010 3:40 pm

    wishing sam all the luck in the world…the exodus from kalaepohaku is voluminous according to ‘birdies’ on the hill 🙁

  181. bluefintuna April 23, 2010 3:40 pm

    Re-Tyson Alualu

    As I was driving up to a McDonald’s drive-thru this morning I see in the window a newspaper displayed. In the center of the front page, a caption reading “Alualu’s faith rewarded as 10th pick in NFL draft”. I buy the paper for that reason. It’s the Honolulu Advertiser. It’s the best seventy five cents I’ve ever spent. I read the article, kind of teary eyed. Up until now I didn’t know too much about the former St. Louis HS and University of California star. I read over the years that he’s always been in the spotlight on both levels of play, but it’s in Curtis Murayama’s article of Alualu that I see that Alualu’s accent to where he found himself in the draft yesterday and on the front page today came with a lot of determination, hard work and faith. For Alualu to have swam upstream, to have endured the highest echelons of schooling and competition on the fields and to have highly succeeded, serves very much as an inspiration to others under similar circumstances and hurdles that he faced to swim upstream, too . And to give themselves a chance. When Sapolu, and others from Hawaii, gained notoriety of making it into the NFL a lot of other youth in the communities looked on. And dreamed. And tried to make it to NFL. Many fell short. But it was the propagation of pride in the community that enveloped that served as an inspiration for many players to try. And to have the highest aspirations. Maybe one of them, then, was Alualu looking on. And up. Maybe with the news of Alualu being drafted so high yesterday might serve likewise as the drive, the infectious hunger, for others to dream of reaching the top, too. Personally I hope so. For in the end if this feeling of pride of succeeding on the field and in the classroom breeds, the caliber of football becomes better in Hawaii in my opinion.

    Best wishes to Tyson Alualu and his family as he marks the beginning of his next journey. Best wishes to the next youths looking on at Alualu, and up, that they become inflated with pride and guidance of faith to succeed in their lives. And to begin their journeys. When newspapers reserve front page coverage for feel good stories like this, they’re like the helping hands of potentially making the youth open their eyes. Thank you Curtis, thank you Honolulu Advertiser for the well written story on Tyson Alualu.

  182. Pride. April 23, 2010 3:42 pm

    Congrats to Shawn Lauvao out of Farrington who was drafted in the third round by the Browns.

  183. Ralph April 23, 2010 3:43 pm

    shawn Lauvao goes to the browns

  184. Pride. April 23, 2010 3:46 pm

    Al, great news about Roy. Thanks.

  185. Pride. April 23, 2010 3:49 pm

    Tyson followed in the footsteps of his relatives Tupu who went to Oregon and then Hawaii, and Ben who went to the University of Arizona. Sometimes, it’s the examples right in the front of us, in our own families that blaze the trail.

  186. Pride. April 23, 2010 3:56 pm

    Maybe Estes has a chance to hear his name called tomorrow. If not then at least a free agent chance alongside Brashton Satele, and Blaze Soares. Hopefully Nasti Nate will get another chance. Hopefully he has a good agent.

  187. Bulla April 23, 2010 3:58 pm


    long time no see 🙁 how you been bro? hope all is well and that you continue to be blessed!

  188. J-Dog April 23, 2010 4:05 pm

    I remember pre-June Jones UH football when we had no passing game.

    Tupu Alualu pretty much was the offense.

  189. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 23, 2010 4:30 pm

    Congrats and good luck to all the Warrior Alumni and Hawaii Ohana with chances to enter the NFL!

  190. Ralph April 23, 2010 4:31 pm

    campbell 3, Kailua 0, top 3, OIA semi finals on ocean 16. Mililani vs Pearl City to follow tonight.

  191. RedZone April 23, 2010 4:36 pm

    I just got the season ticket renewal in the mail today.

  192. Momo April 23, 2010 4:37 pm

    I’m your besat friend in the whole wide world

  193. Slugger April 23, 2010 4:55 pm

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world. … and so is everyone else on this blog!

  194. Ralph April 23, 2010 4:56 pm

    with a 3-7 record, the ‘Bows could still be mired in last place. got to move up one notch to qualify for the WAC tourney as the last seed. sad times in Rainbow bb at 20-19.

  195. RedZone April 23, 2010 4:58 pm

    Aranda was on the radio today and said that there are teams that have shown interest in Blaze and Brashton.

  196. Ralph April 23, 2010 5:00 pm

    Fresno beat new mexico state 4-3 in sb.

  197. Kazz April 23, 2010 5:02 pm


    April 23rd, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    I just got the season ticket renewal in the mail today.


    I guess UH finalized the kick off times for all the home games???

  198. wafan April 23, 2010 5:15 pm

    Today was a long week.

  199. wafan April 23, 2010 5:15 pm

    Yay for the softBows!

  200. wafan April 23, 2010 5:16 pm


  201. wafan April 23, 2010 5:16 pm

    3rd century.

  202. wafan April 23, 2010 5:19 pm

    Good luck to those who decided to move on to other careers, occupations, etc.

    Make a difference where ever you are!

  203. wafan April 23, 2010 5:20 pm

    Is Mouse visiting, working, or visiting and working?

  204. Garret April 23, 2010 5:51 pm

    Looks like the Titans’ draft today ends Ryan Mouton’s hopes to earn their returner job.

    To address the problem, the Titans selected Southern California receiver Damian Williams with the No. 77 pick overall in the third round. He was the fifth receiver taken in the draft and coach Jeff Fisher said Williams was a good enough receiver they would have taken him on that basis alone.

    But Williams returned two punts for touchdowns last season, the first to do that for the Trojans since a guy named Reggie Bush in 2004. That made him a must-have for a team that struggled so much to find a returner in 2009 the Titans often settled for simply fair catching punts.

    “A very, very talented punt returner and all-around tremendous athlete so we’re excited to bring him aboard,” Fisher said. “We think he will solve some of our return needs that we’ve had as of late, so we’re very excited to get Damian.”

    The Titans used five different players to handle punt returns in 2009 and averaged a measly 6.7 yards per return largely due to 22 fair catches for 25th in the league. They tried rookie Ryan Mouton at the job, but he was the one who fumbled at the Jets—turnovers turned into two touchdowns in a 24-17 loss on Sept. 27.

  205. BG April 23, 2010 5:56 pm

    Hi everyone!


    Why do you think Coolen pitched Kaia instead of Stephanie? Kaia did a great job until the 7th. Since Ricketts didn’t relieve Parnaby in the crucial 7th, I’m crossing my fingers and toes that Steph is alright.

  206. al April 23, 2010 6:12 pm

    garret…i believe that mouton is the projected starter at one of the cornerback positions this year.

    bg…hopefully not an injury to ricketts, my guess is that nevada with a 6.00+ era should be a lesser opponent for uh. that being said, it was a good series to give ricketts’ arm a bit of a rest. my guess is that she’ll pitch the opener tomw with parnaby in the second game with ricketts available for relief duty.

  207. BG April 23, 2010 6:21 pm

    Hi Al…

    I guess that’s one way to look at it. However, as Kazz pointed out, Nevada was picked to finish #2 in the WAC pre-season and has been Hawaii’s nemesis. It just seems odd that Coolen would change anything while the WAC championship is still in doubt.

  208. RedZone April 23, 2010 6:27 pm

    Season ticket renewal deadline is May 14.

  209. RedZone April 23, 2010 6:29 pm

    If you renew ticket online you can save on the $5 handling fee.

  210. koakane April 23, 2010 6:31 pm

    hey hey hey cambell defeats kailua to gain chance to play for OIA bball

  211. koakane April 23, 2010 6:33 pm

    good game other semi matches mililani against undefeated and #1 pearl city

    catch game on oc16

  212. Garret April 23, 2010 6:35 pm


    Mouton, McCourty, Hood and Hill are all competing for 1 starting CB spot for the Titans. They do not current have a projected starter at that spot. The other CB starting spot is set. They also talked about drafting a CB this year to be their CB of the future, and they were looking at either getting a CB/returner or a WR/returner…for Mouton’s sake, I’m glad they got a WR/returner.

  213. Kekoa April 23, 2010 6:36 pm


    April 23rd, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Kekoa – A-joe informed me last night that he will be unable to attend the game tomorrow night. Would you kindly take his place as one of the “conversationalists” to offer “encouragement” to Pepperdine?

    jmxxxx ~ I’ve checked my social committments for Saturday and have decided that since the Honolulu Symphony is no longer an option, I can sacrifice a night at the Stanley conversing with the Pesky Pepperdine Puppies.

    Thank you for the invitation, I gratefully accept, and promise to keep the volume up to a low roar.

    POUND DOZE PUPPIES!…(Not your’s jm).

  214. rolee April 23, 2010 6:39 pm

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  215. Kekoa April 23, 2010 6:43 pm

    Oh no!…@#210-11-12…Kokane? My pahtna has misspelled his name again. Clearly the meds are not working. Got to rush him to the nearest happy hour, Bbl.

  216. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 23, 2010 6:52 pm

    RE: Parnaby starting over Ricketts.

    I just think that Coolen thought he’d throw something at Nevada that they’ve never seen before.

    Coolen was probaby the MOST concered person regarding this series.

    Parnaby proved to be what she exactly what she would bring to this team and that’s another ACE for us.

    I’m real happy for her.

  217. vvn April 23, 2010 7:01 pm

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world!

  218. Kekoa (iPhone) April 23, 2010 7:04 pm

    Kazz ~ I still would like to see the BaseBows in a charity game with those Wahine pitching every other inning. Ha!

  219. patele2004 April 23, 2010 7:19 pm

    im your best friend in the whole wide world

  220. Ralph April 23, 2010 7:32 pm

    sb scores: UCLA 10-0 mercy rule win over Stanford; Washingtion in 10 innings 1-0 over Cal; Arizona 20-1 over Oregon State, and Arizona State 10-3 over Oregon.

  221. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 23, 2010 7:38 pm

    I think many forget or don’t know how capable Jenna “J-Rod” Rodriguez is at the mound too.

    Her hitting very crucial but I like the presence she brings on the mound. Plus she’s got some “pop” in her pitches. She’s more comparable to Ricketts’ style as opposed to Parnaby who relies more on movement based pitches.

    I like Rodriguez’s “stare” when she’s pitching. Its different from her poised demeanor when she stands tall at the plate.

  222. jm2375 April 23, 2010 7:39 pm

    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

  223. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 23, 2010 7:55 pm

    Pound and sweep. Pound and sweep. GO VOLLEYBOWS!!

    Anyone hanging around KHON 2 studios tomorrow morning at 10- please go cheer for Ukuleleboi and the Second Nature Krew recording for Band Champs II. Hopefully they will win this year! They had a nice Tsai-ko cheering section last year at pipeline cafe 😆

  224. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 23, 2010 7:58 pm

    Please also say a prayer for curveball and grandson changeup who hasn’t made his entrance yet.

  225. Ralph April 23, 2010 8:24 pm

    Nevada game drew 289 fans, and they were paid attendance. Coolen wants it to remain admission free. But Coolen runs a program that exist because of Title IX, won’t be cut because UH needs a balance in athletic opportunities, it will exist whether his team wins or loses, makes money or loses a ton, its like an entitlement. Shouldn’t UH and our AD look at ways of cutting the red- admission fee, more signage, more legwork to solicit in kind services and donations, etc. The program like baseball and women basketball are nearing the 1 million dollar mark in the red. Although baseball improved last season with a spike in attendance, the fiscal year report is not available to see if bb ended with black numbers or red numbers.

  226. Ralph April 23, 2010 8:27 pm

    I don’t think an athletic fee can be justified if the UHAD makes no substansive attempt to reduce the red in house. And McNamara is the AD in charge of external UHAD affairs to help generate income.

  227. Slugger April 23, 2010 8:30 pm

    Tsaikos Unite!

    Alvin got an ok for us to have a donation box at the last two SoftBows games. Email me if you would like to help babysit the box. Still working on logistics. It would be ideal if we could have a couple of BIG football players sitting with the donation box, too.

  228. Ralph April 23, 2010 8:36 pm

    I like the way Pearl City goes after each pitch, very aggressive. I would hope UH would do the same, I see Kolten as one who is willing to swing at the first pitch, be a little more confident at the plate and take your swings. I know a walk is as good as a hit so some of them are being very patient, but often times they find themselves in a whole on the count and not the pitcher has the advantage. Even Coolen’s charges go up to the plate swinging.

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  231. koakane April 23, 2010 8:57 pm

    Kekoa:Oh no!…@#210-11-12…Kokane? My pahtna has misspelled his name again. Clearly the meds are not working.

    April 23rd, 2010 at 1:43 pm Slugger ~ Make sure A-joe goes after those bad line calls tonite. Get him to yell “Nein..Nein..Nein!!” like they did in that Hitler movie *Those inglorius Bastards!*

    Slugger:April 23rd, 2010 at 2:00 pm Kekoa, MVB is tomorrow night.

    Nein nein nein patnah seems you need to take meds

  232. wafan April 23, 2010 9:08 pm

    Today was a long week.

    Ralph, is this bedtime better?


  233. koakane April 23, 2010 9:10 pm

    final pc 3 mililani 2 great OIA bball semi’s with pc playing campbell for red division championship.

  234. Ronald Salato April 23, 2010 9:17 pm

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  235. Ralph April 23, 2010 9:43 pm

    j(J) must be hard at work at the capitol. The State wants to cockroach the county hotel tourist tax share, maybe the hurricane fund, or the 911 enhanced fund, more like special slush fund tax the legislature keeps levying on us and taps whenever they need money.

  236. al April 23, 2010 9:51 pm


    i am sure that jd has trimmed as much of the fat that he can short of closing down some of the sports and/or services. if you think otherwise as your comment suggests then you should arrange for a face to face meeting with jd so that he can go over the details with you.

    i don’t find that a fair comment that insinuates that the ad is not doing his job nor is trying to do his job. i for one feel that he has done a very good job. surely there will be decisions that will not be popular but sometimes they have to be done.

    the glaring problems are the recent and somewhat drastic reductions in gate revenues in football and baseball. both of which at first jd had nothing to do with.

    mbb i believe will rebound and it will take some doing over a couple of years. however, from what i’ve seen, jd made a very good hire in gib arnold. he has been working extra hard in recruiting, basically by himself at that. his personality and good character has made many of those who at first did not endorse him realize that this is a good man and hire.

    jd understands that you have to spend money to make money. he has opened the purse strings for recruiting realizing that to have a good product you need quality players.

    in time, jd will go down as one of our best ad ever.

  237. al April 23, 2010 9:53 pm


    baseball = basketball

  238. al April 23, 2010 10:04 pm

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  239. Ralph April 23, 2010 10:29 pm

    I wonder what Nickelberry wanted or what Gib wanted to pay him that couldn’t be resolved, or was that just a rumor posted on the board. I’ve seen his name tossed around for weeks before he was hired by DePaul. Was money ever an issue whether he came here or ended at DePaul. Maybe your little birdie can enlighten us, although it won’t matter now that he is at DePaul. But you alluded to the fact that JD is willing to spend money to make money, I think good coaching brings in talent, talent wins games, winning brings in more fans, and JD smiles more as his coffers increases. What you say!

  240. Ralph April 23, 2010 10:37 pm

    Al come join us at the sb game next friday or saturday. see the inside of the facility, the crowd, and ask, can UH add revenue. Look at the fence, several banners-under armour (the women wear UA gear), Easton (the use Easton bats), bank of Hawaii, Pepsi and Oceanic (all sponsors of tournament), and Phiten (the magnetic tape is very expensive, for that small signage the soccer team alone uses more tape in one night than the signage probably cost the company) but there are no other signage to make money. I hear Jack in the box ad over the PA system. The AD come to the game, they must have ideas to cut the red out of the sb program.

  241. Ralph April 23, 2010 10:43 pm

    I knew the words “substantive attempt” would perk someone’s interest.
    But Pomai, Kazz and I sit there in the stadium and wonder why they can’t generate some income to help the team. The UHAD pays what it can, the main things like scholarship, payroll, etc, but there are other items that could be addressed, like, should they continue to run the table and win the WAC, is there AD money for rings like the fb team got, how about the other UH sports that win the WAC, do they receive a ring, bracelet (women of course), etc. just wondering. not jinxing them. If you good you win, and the Na Wahine is the bestest in the WAC.

  242. Slugger April 23, 2010 10:44 pm

    Ralph, al & the rest of the gangeez,

    Come to the softball game and bring some kala. We’ll be helping with the funding for na wahine with our donation box.

  243. d1島 April 23, 2010 10:47 pm

    My, oh my….
    seems like there’s some “walking back” going on around the oval at Kalaepohaku.

    Wonder what the story will be in the morning?


  244. Ralph April 23, 2010 10:48 pm

    slugger you found any big guys to quard the keeper of the box, unless the keeper is a big tsaiko.

  245. al April 23, 2010 10:49 pm

    a big birdie told me that to ge nickleberry we needed to spend a few more dollars, but, that would have left the third asst coach with not much.

    the gibber went outside of the box and was trying to raise money to pay for all his coaches. he was orginally given a 240k budget for three asst coaches. yah, the 240k is equivalent to the head coaches salary.

    however, the hc coach’s contract is loaded with incentives. some attainable while others rather far fetched.

    to put the asst coaches salary in perspective. associate head coach tom roese was making 134k at nebraska. so he probably had a pay increase to come to hawaii. that doesn’t leave too much left. my guess is that jd did stretch the aggregate asst coaches money just to make this work.

    the good thing is that all of the basketball coaches pay will go up with each year as the team’s success does. it is my belief that after two good year’s arnold will get not only an extension but a pay increase as well. the asst’s pay will go up accordingly.

    note: nickleberry’s former boss at clemson took the depaul job at a reported 2+million annually. so one can imagine what kevin nickleberry is being paid there.

  246. Ralph April 23, 2010 10:50 pm

    I thought they hired Sam to coach the fb team.

  247. al April 23, 2010 11:08 pm

    please remember that it was the fumbler who denied monies to the last championship sb team.

    those sponsors for the softball team are few and hard to come by. its all in the numbers.

    go figure…
    how much of a return would a business get for their marketing dollar at an event that at most is watched by 300 folks and please do not count the family and friends in the attendance?

    altho’ i am not privy to the cost to display each banner it is obvious that those with banners have a contra account with the softbal program and the university athletic dept in general.

    easton, they sponsor all or a certain number of new bats each year in return they get to put up a banner and hope that there is enough of a viewing audience both live and tv that the high school and youth league girls go running out to purchase easton bats, too.

    the same premise applies to ua, phiten, pepsi, et al.

    advertising budgets across the board have been shrinking. for example, would a certain optometrist’s office want to put a banner at the sb games?

    would your return on investment pays for itself?

    anyway…that donation box would work for now. but, i’d put it away after the third inning and go enjoy the game.

  248. jm2375 April 23, 2010 11:08 pm

    According to ST’s FB, he miscounted and has more tix to tomorrow’s game to give away. I know he’s trying to knock down some funny shaped objects right now using a ball with 3 holes. 🙄 😆 so keep trying through noon tomorrow. hehehe

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  249. jm2375 April 23, 2010 11:11 pm

    Oyasumina-tsail Hasta manana.

  250. Ralph April 23, 2010 11:13 pm

    Al I guess we are small time when it come to athletics. K State resigned Frank Martin to an extension, million plus, with an incentive, sign the contract by March 18 2010, receive $250K bonus, remain on contract through the 2012 season, receive an additional $250K bonus, plus other incentives on wins, tournament play, etc. He was like Gib, an assistant all his career, K State is his first HC job. Started as a HS coach for 15 years in Florida. K State made it to the final 8, first time since 1987. K State averaged about 6-7K fans five years ago, enter Huggins who brought along Martin 4 years ago, since then they have sold out the arena nearly every game for 4 years at 12500+ per game. Coaching makes a difference, especially if they can teach the players to be winners and they have won 20+ 4 consecutive years.

  251. Slugger April 23, 2010 11:16 pm


    We’ll be sitting in the stands behind home plate somewhere up front w/ the donation box. We’ll have it out for the whole game.


    Friday night at 7 pm is the Spring Scrimmage for football, so no football players. Hope we can get some players on Saturday for the double-header. Maybe Alvin can find us some basketball players.

  252. Slugger April 23, 2010 11:17 pm


    I’m your best friend in the whole wide world.

    Thanks, jmxxxx.

    Night all!

  253. al April 23, 2010 11:23 pm

    ralph…i am sure that if we packed the aloha stadium or the stan sheriff or the les, selling out every game we would more than double our revenues we could raise ticket prices and have a hefty student fee as well. the theory of supply and demand rules all.

    can we get there?
    will the people of hawaii buy in?

    its too bad, because i came from the days of old termite palace and klum gym. we were barely a program. high school sports ruled the day and an asahi versus red sox game was big time.

    we could become a very good program but we gotta stay on top of it.

    we can’t let another herman frazier dismantle any momentum we may have had, i.e. warrior football june jones era.

    anyway…have a good day tomw ralph.

  254. al April 23, 2010 11:25 pm

    do really have two extra tickets?
    did you not announce a winner from yesterday?

  255. al April 23, 2010 11:31 pm

    methinks a small table at the entranceway with a nicely made sign done professionally (hint, hint, annodahjoe) would work catching folks as they come in.

    sort of like, “hey, if you are coming in for the game how about a small kine donation” almost like a pseudo ticket purchase. i think that may obigate some to give.


    pass the bucket from one aisle to another like they do to collect tithes and offerings in church. say when the peak of attendance has arrived.

  256. al April 23, 2010 11:35 pm

    that was reneged.

  257. Kekoa April 23, 2010 11:39 pm

    Koakane ~ What day is it anyway? I really did miss taking my meds while up at Tripler today! Ha..ha!

    I can volunteer some time keeping an eye on the Cookie Jar with you Slugger. I will make sure nobody passes by without dropping some green in the jar.

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  259. NYUH April 23, 2010 11:58 pm

    Congrats on the Hawaii Bowl being renewed. That is such a big plus for UH.
    Hope we won’t be seeing more scenarios like this one presented here.

  260. Ralph April 24, 2010 12:05 am

    AL i think we can get there, but we got to win. Riley won 56% of his games, for every 100 he won 56 lost 44, and that is why the Stanley had only 5-6K and he referred to it as a big crowd by Hawaii standards. Yes, he was a nice guy before everyone jumps on me, but I like to win more than just say I know a nice guy or he was a nice guy. We need to be in 9000 range consistently and there is no reason we can’t, until we keep losing ball games. Same with Trap, he is winning at a 54% career total, do the math, mediocrity will not generate interest and build fan base. If we were an NFL team like the Lions, people will still come because its the NFL and the visiting team is worth watching, not so for UH college sports. Look at wvb, they have a tradition of winning from the Klum days, still winning, competitive, wins the WAC, gets invited to the NCAA, and leads the nation in attendance every year. Got to Win. Coolen is winning at a 64% clip, very good, they need to win the WAC more often though, only twice in 19 years for him. I think softball can bring in 500 fans a game on a regular basis, but we got to get into the NCAA to gain respect and interest.

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    we must be well behaved, ST been absent all night long, JMxxxx must be kicking his butt at Pali bowl, keeping him quiet and humble as usual.

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