J is the winner

 J is the winner of the Tadd Fujikawa autographed picture. (Juju pulled the winning name.) J, coincidentally, is the same height, I think, as Tadd.

* * *

Belated congratulations to Mouse Davis, who recently wed.

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Football’s offseason conditioning program opens tomorrow, but linebacker Brashton Satele could not wait. Brashton and his brother Liko played catch today on the grass practice field. As part of his training, Brashton goes on hikes. He went to the Makapu‘u Lighthouse this morning.

* * *

John Estes has football on his mind:


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For old time’s sake, former softball All-America pitcher/first baseman Kate Robinson took a few swings today. Head coach Bob Coolen beaned her.

* * *

Then again, the Rainbow Wahine have installed new artificial turf … in the dugout.


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A moment of silence for the passing of Bob May, the man inside The Robot on “Lost In Space.”



  1. Jay January 19, 2009 12:44 pm

    I want Tadd


  2. Pride. January 19, 2009 12:44 pm

    Happy MLK day.

  3. PONO January 19, 2009 12:47 pm

    Top 5?

  4. Glenn January 19, 2009 12:49 pm

    I want Tadd.

    I was standing behind him when he chipped in at No. 11. Awesome.

  5. PONO January 19, 2009 12:50 pm

    I want Tadd

  6. kama krab January 19, 2009 12:51 pm

    ST is there anymore info on the Poly Boys. After reading some of the other sites it looks like it will be very gloomy in regards to UH getting Tepa and McKay.

  7. Nalani January 19, 2009 12:53 pm

    Top 10?!

  8. kama krab January 19, 2009 12:56 pm

    One more thing, are close to getting our surprises or has it already been revealed.

  9. Jason January 19, 2009 1:00 pm

    Congrats to Mouse! (When I saw the title, I thought Mouse was coming back to fill Gerke’s position.)

    Hehe, I remember that hike. It’s actually not too bad once you get started.

    I want Tadd. Go Moanalua! 🙂

  10. cheepono January 19, 2009 1:01 pm

    top 10


  11. d1島 January 19, 2009 1:04 pm

    Danger, Will Robinson!

    I’m in the Top 20!

  12. LK January 19, 2009 1:05 pm

    RE: Brashton

    What a coincidence, my son’s cub scout pack went on the Makapu’u hike yesterday morning. We were told that “It’s only a mile”, “It’s all asphalt paved”, “It’s an easy hike” My out of shape body can affirm that even if it was supposed to be “easy” My wife and I are paying for it today. It’s a good thing that it’s a slow day at work.

    Of course our 9 year old isn’t complaining, he even went to basketball practice in the afternoon, with his arm in a cast!

  13. d1島 January 19, 2009 1:06 pm

    Congratulations M&M Mouse Davis!

  14. las vegas January 19, 2009 1:09 pm

    I want Tadd!
    I’ll pick it up in Feb.

  15. kama krab January 19, 2009 1:09 pm

    Eh Jason,

    You know what, I thought the same thing until I switched post and actually read it but congrats to Mouse and the new Mrs.

  16. djmitcho January 19, 2009 1:09 pm

    I want Tadd!

  17. las vegas January 19, 2009 1:12 pm

    Congrats Coach!

    Had to laugh when I saw the pic of the robot.
    As I age and widen, I have become to resemble the robot, but with a bigger head and stiffer movements.

  18. J January 19, 2009 1:17 pm

    “I want Tadd.”

  19. d1島 January 19, 2009 1:18 pm

    Game packages for AZ Cardinals in “The Big Game” start @ $5650 per person.
    For about $3500 you can get a package to Tampa that does not include a ticket!

  20. Kazz January 19, 2009 1:20 pm

    Umm.. Mouse Davis got married?

    How “belated” is your best wishes to Mouse ST?

  21. Kazz January 19, 2009 1:22 pm


    Again I do NOT want to hear about the NFL using “the price to hold the Pro Bowl in Hawaii” excuse to remove it from Hawaii.

    The NFL big wigs are so cute sometimes with their lies.

  22. Kazz January 19, 2009 1:28 pm

    Football’s offseason conditioning program opens tomorrow, but linebacker Brashton Satele could not wait. Brashton and his brother Liko played catch today on the grass practice field. As part of his training, Brashton goes on hikes. He went to the Makapu‘u Lighthouse this morning.

    Another good uphill, but paved hike is the Kamehame Ridge hike (takes you Camp Winner). I believe you just take a left onto Kamehame Drive off of Kalanianaole Hwy as you make the uphill climb towards the Bay that never seems to be open to the public. You know, the one with BAAAAAAAD parking.

    Anyway Kamehame Ridge will eventually give the hike a nice view of the Windward side.

  23. LK January 19, 2009 1:36 pm

    While “resting” on our uphill climb to the lookout point, we were treated to sights of whales, spinner dolphins, turtles and a paraglider who made frequent passes near the lookout.

  24. (Jesse) James January 19, 2009 1:37 pm

    I want Tadd….

  25. LizKauai [Believer] January 19, 2009 1:37 pm

    I want Tadd

    I want Mouse Davis as our OC….

  26. (Jesse) James January 19, 2009 1:40 pm

    Good to see Brashton training already….hope more guys get out there. In fact, hope the whole team gets out there and starts running and doing speed/quickness stuff…

  27. Garret January 19, 2009 1:49 pm

    Congratulations to Mouse Davis and his wife!

  28. Kazz January 19, 2009 1:49 pm

    RE: Makapu’u Lighthouse Trail

    Is there a “parking lot”-type space there or does one just park alongside the road. It’s been a while since I went out to that side.

  29. Garret January 19, 2009 1:50 pm

    Best wishes to Rep. Takai and the rest of the troops from Hawaii that are getting ready to deploy to Kuwait. I hope that they all return home safely. This means that UH will lose a strong lobbying force for at least a year while he’s gone…

  30. Garret January 19, 2009 1:51 pm

    Here is part of that article, sorry I didn’t include it in my last post.

    State Rep. K. Mark Takai is being called up to active duty in the Hawaii Army National Guard, and is expected to leave Feb. 6 for Fort Benning, Ga., before heading to Kuwait on six months of duty.

    “It is an honor to serve our country,” said Takai, D-34th (Newtown, Waiau, Pearl City). “Although these next few months will be challenging, I look forward to serving with our soldiers from Hawaii.”

  31. LizKauai [Believer] January 19, 2009 1:52 pm

    God bless and protect Rep. K. Mark and the troops!

  32. Kazz January 19, 2009 1:54 pm


  33. jojo ® January 19, 2009 1:56 pm

    poor LK…But I’m sure you got some great pics!

  34. Garret January 19, 2009 1:56 pm

    One of my groomsmen is currently in Kuwait on a year-long deployment with the Hawaii National Guard. His wife (Castle grad) and 2 kids are in Germany (she’s deployed there), but he was called up and had to leave the family in Germany.

    Interesting that the latest deployment is for 6 months while Chez’s deployment with the Hawaii National Guard is for a year. Chez has been deployed so many times, including being one of the earliest sent for Desert Storm (special forces people tend to go early).

  35. AlaWaiPipelayer January 19, 2009 2:04 pm

    I want Tadd.

    Congrats to Tadd for the poise & effort he showed on Sunday. Sometimes the putts don’t fall. You just grind for every shot.
    Get ’em in the next one!

  36. Jason January 19, 2009 2:05 pm

    Godspeed to Rep. Takai, those going with him, and to all of our men and women serving our country.

    Kazz: There’s a small parking lot. Here are pics from when my church youth group went last year. Hard to believe I’d kickstart my 21st birthday with a hike. 😯


  37. AZWARRIOR22 January 19, 2009 2:05 pm

    Off topic. My connection to Obama. I was told by my parents that my sister was high school classmates and friend of Obama’s sister at Punahou. Small world 🙂

  38. Kazz January 19, 2009 2:07 pm


    What happened to that large mutant shrimp someone caught there years ago?

    I heard that guy tried to eat it.

  39. d1島 January 19, 2009 2:11 pm

    Going rate for an OC in the Pac-10?
    Pete Carroll hired former Bronco OC Jeremy Bates.

    Carroll reached out to Bates and Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for the job and a source said the Trojans were willing to pay at least $1 million for the position.

  40. d1島 January 19, 2009 2:13 pm

    Best of luck to all the Hawaii NG troops…

  41. Kazz January 19, 2009 2:14 pm

    I wonder if Pete Carroll treats assistants that leave for other programs like how he treats QBs that leave for the draft early.


  42. SteveM January 19, 2009 2:17 pm

    Best Wishes and Good Luck to Rep. K. Mark Takai !

    I sadly remove your name from the Feb. 7 Karaoke Call list, but will reserve a spot for you at the next one after you return!

  43. Kazz January 19, 2009 2:20 pm

    So I hear Pittsburgh is a 7 pt favorite over Arizona.

    If Arizona wins my guess is it will be by 6 or less and if the Steelers win it will be by 14 or more, but the final score will not reflect how the game was played.

    Arizona had some unique blitzing schemes and while they are no Baltimore on defense, Big Ben could be in trouble if he is not allowed to roll out of the pocket. San Diego and Baltimore needed to contain Big Ben’s runs out of the pocket to get to him but they both failed.

    Pittsburgh has the defense and they have the QB. Old man Warner is great with time to make a throw and has a good release, but the edge in QB play goes to Pittsburgh.

    BTW anyone had Nate Ilaoa flashbacks while watching Polamalu take off on that pick 6?

  44. d1島 January 19, 2009 2:20 pm


    I’d take a $M to find out and give you a report! 😉

  45. LK January 19, 2009 2:22 pm


    The parking lot itself holds 15-20 cars with 2 handicap stalls, cars also can park along both sides of the road that connects Kalanianaole Hwy to the parking area, 40-50 cars. On the way out we also noticed a lot of cars parked along Kal Hwy.


    Pictures are plentiful, don’t know if there great yet, still need to go thru them. and still looking for a solution to post images for our pack to enjoy (need to be password protected for the safety of the kids) Got over three years of activities to post for our pack now.

  46. TOM January 19, 2009 2:23 pm

    I want Tadd!

    May the good Lord protect Rep. Takai and our boys overseas.

    AzWarrior reminded me – today I had lunch with my Republican friend wearing my Obama t-shirt with the caption “Hawaii’s gift to the Mainland” – but my oldest daughter worked with “Barry” on the lit magazine at Punahou and my youngest was a classmate of his sister. Youngest teaches, among other things, speech at Punahou.

  47. whitey January 19, 2009 2:26 pm

    Thanks and best wishes to the honorable rep Mark Takai. In this day and age, it is very gratifying to know that we have young and middle age men in Hawaii who are willing to make sacrifices for our country. us old futs can only be grateful for their services and wish them well.

  48. Kazz January 19, 2009 2:29 pm


    January 19th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I’d take a $M to find out and give you a report!

    Only under the condition that you ALWAYS to elect to go for it on 4th downs and call a QB sneak every time.

    Especially when it’s a 4th and LOOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG.


  49. Kazz January 19, 2009 2:30 pm

    Jason and LK,

    Thanks for the info!

  50. whitey January 19, 2009 2:33 pm

    men = women and men

  51. canefire52 January 19, 2009 2:37 pm

    I want Tadd.


  52. momotaro January 19, 2009 2:42 pm

    Now, what is the process and who can file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with the NCAA to reveal WHO filed the complaint against UH?

    The FOIA only applies to information and documents controlled by the United States Government. The NCAA is a private organization and the FOIA does not apply to the NCAA.

  53. roysan16 January 19, 2009 2:45 pm

    I would love to hear what A-House thinks of Boise State and their blue field. This is one of my biggest gripes with the NCAA. All the colleges have to comform to a standard of rules. Yet Boise’s the only college that doesn’t have a green field. That bothers me. And I think something like the color of the field should be standard for all colleges. And I wish someone would start a campaign and petition the NCAA to have Boise change the color of it’s field to green. The irony, I would take a bet, is that if Boise were to jump to the MWC there would be enough influence within that conference to have Boise change the color of their field. However nobody in the WAC says anything. And this is a shameful because, in my opinion, Boise, I think, has an extra home field advantages by the color of the field. For I’m thinking it takes longer for visiting players getting use to and adapting to.and adjusting to a blue field. As a television viewer the blue field makes me dizzy, so I can imagine how the visiting players might feel when they play at Boise. With what I perceive is an added edge to Boise. And the NCAA has so much righteousness in enforcing the rules so all teams are playing on a level field, then surely the NCAA should be looking at having Boise change it’s field to green.

  54. momotaro January 19, 2009 2:47 pm

    Since there was no negligence involved it taking away what the NCAA did, there should be NO statute of limitations applicable to this situation. Similar to Congress passing a law and decades can go by before it is challenged in the judicial system and then revised by Congress. If I am correct, UH can re-open its appeal at any time. Correct or am I blowing smoke up my ***?

    I don’t know if there is an applicable statute of limitations, but can you think of any other school where the NCAA took away a title or runner-up and then later the NCAA reinstated the title or runner-up?

  55. wallstreet January 19, 2009 2:48 pm

    i want tad

  56. Kazz January 19, 2009 2:55 pm


    According to Wikipedia:

    The NCAA has no such rule about a standard turf color; any school may paint its field any color other than green if it wishes. Though painting the end zones is common, and schools have wide latitude in how to do so, BSU has chosen a non-green color for the field itself.

  57. Bulla January 19, 2009 2:57 pm


    #22, that is a great hike that will take you past Winners’ Camp, also home of Hawaii Leadership Academy. I have had the good fortune of working with both organizations in the past year, and am continuing to volunteer to help in 2009 with their camps. the changes you see in the young adults that come up there is nothing short of ‘mind blowing’.

    my dream is that every kid would be able to go and attend one of these camps. if that were possible, you would see test scores go up, crime go down, more leaders being launched into the world and more families staying together…..that is how POWERFUL these camps are.

    but the hike and the views….are great…..

  58. momotaro January 19, 2009 3:00 pm

    A-House ~ What is your intention in bringing the matter to the fore? Do you feel that we will gain anything from appealing the ruling now that the water has flowed over the washed out VB bridge?

    I agree with Kekoa, although it’s disappointing and unfair, it’s time to one snap and clear over the volleyball title. Nothing good can come from riling up the NCAA and getting on their bad side. Just ask Jerry Tarkanian or the UNLV and Fresno State basketball programs.

  59. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2009 3:06 pm

    My bro is always going on hikes. He has the Hike With Mike feature. Anyway, the last time he went, he took my kids. It poured. Their cell phones shorted out. And that’s how my son got a Dare.

  60. roysan16 January 19, 2009 3:11 pm

    momotaro, kekoa and others

    I agree, let it pass. I trust our legal representation-and if there were an angle to pursue back then, I think they would have. Things we don’t know is that the charges could also have been a plea bargain, where it could have been a lot more serious than what the NCAA charged the UH with. Either way, I think by accepting the ramifications of losing the title spared the UH from further embarassment of checking to see if costas filling out an application falsely or the UH official processing the application messed up.

  61. Kazz January 19, 2009 3:20 pm


    January 19th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    #22, that is a great hike that will take you past Winners’ Camp, also home of Hawaii Leadership Academy. I have had the good fortune of working with both organizations in the past year, and am continuing to volunteer to help in 2009 with their camps. the changes you see in the young adults that come up there is nothing short of ‘mind blowing’.

    my dream is that every kid would be able to go and attend one of these camps. if that were possible, you would see test scores go up, crime go down, more leaders being launched into the world and more families staying together…..that is how POWERFUL these camps are.

    but the hike and the views….are great…..

    Bulla, it is a great hike indeed. When I first went me and my friends did not know what to expect in terms of what we would come across. I believe Camp Winner was closed at the time and we thought it was odd that they would place a camp in that location, but it turned out to be a nice spot.

    So when is Camp Winner in “session”? During the summer?

  62. Kazz January 19, 2009 3:22 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    January 19th, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    My bro is always going on hikes. He has the Hike With Mike feature. Anyway, the last time he went, he took my kids. It poured. Their cell phones shorted out. And that’s how my son got a Dare.

    Did you guys ever traverse the Olomana hike. I think the trailhead is just walking distance from your house.

    I’ve heard it’s quite difficult and downright dangerous considering the cliffs and portions of the trail that are almost completely vertical.

  63. whitey January 19, 2009 3:24 pm

    on the issue of the vb title, the easy way out is to let things go and think that the NCAA was correct in their ruling. the funny thing is that the government thought the same thing with the japanese during world war II and had them interned and using their power like the NCAA. after many years, government realized that their interpetation of the law was not correct and used restitution to make amends. i am not saying that this case is on the same level as internment, but letting the NCAA or UH take the easy way out is not correct and i believe that this is what A House is driving at. If there were people in UH who were responsible for this mess, then they should be held accountable and at the same time if this was a prejudicial judgement by the NCAA, thisshould definitely be appealed on grounds of discrimination. I will lay odds that there are many in the NCAA who still hold a major grudge with Hawaii because of Title IX, called the Patsy Mink bill of rights for women athletes. Even tho UH was not involved, she was from Hawaii and that is the way they see it on the mainland.

  64. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2009 3:27 pm

    Don’t forget that Rich Sheriff is holding onto the NCAA championship banner.

  65. Pomai January 19, 2009 3:28 pm

    roysan16 your more than likely right, but it’s just that the ncaa is just as full of it as the BcS. It just makes you want to fight them no matter what. But sadly in the end the $$$$ will win most of the time.

  66. Kazz January 19, 2009 3:44 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    January 19th, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    Don’t forget that Rich Sheriff is holding onto the NCAA championship banner.

    Mr. Sheriff would get in trouble if he decided to hoist it up there wouldn’t he?

    I’d totally to that if it was like my last day on the job.

  67. Kazz January 19, 2009 3:48 pm


    January 19th, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    …I will lay odds that there are many in the NCAA who still hold a major grudge with Hawaii because of Title IX, called the Patsy Mink bill of rights for women athletes. Even tho UH was not involved, she was from Hawaii and that is the way they see it on the mainland.

    I’m not a betting man, but I’d want a piece of that action too.

    Bet some boys in the “good ole boy network” up there really got their hair pieces all ruffled up when Title 9 was activated.

  68. Momo January 19, 2009 3:56 pm

    I want Tadd

  69. Bulla January 19, 2009 3:56 pm


    you’re right, your brother has the ‘hike with mike’ site, awesome

    i would like to make a few suggestions so that your brother (younger?) doesn’t ‘one up’ you with his ‘hike with mike’ action.

    FLY WITH TSAI, F-22 action with you and guest in jet

    CRY WITH TSAI, Chopping 30 onions side by side and watching the Sugar Bowl Game

    GET HIGH WITH TSAI, I’ll leave this one up to Homey (he always thought the little red ball was stoned, going bong….bong….bong….all over the room, had to tell him it was boing…..boing…..boing….like the airplane company

    TODAI WITH TSAI, eat sushi til you ‘no ken breed’, haha

    MABUHAY WITH TSAI, i’ll leave this up to Lyn and Homey, they’re both alums from the Mabuhay Monastery

    ok, just thought i’d help your career out, i know how it is when the little brother gets antsy……and puts it in your face, like…’ok,ok,ok, den….. how you like that, i have hike with mike….all you have is the WB, and most people think that’s for Warner Bros., haha……..now what, huh, huh, huh,

    GO GET’ EM ST 🙂

  70. letsgowarriors January 19, 2009 3:57 pm

    i want tad

    and tepa. seems like mckay is goners, so tonga.

  71. Homey Not January 19, 2009 3:57 pm


  72. LizKauai [Believer] January 19, 2009 3:59 pm

    #63- what would it take t obtain a reversed decision and who would be harmed by it? Is there a”gracious” way the NCAA might be “convinced” to restore that hard-won championship to the team that earned it?

  73. letsgowarriors January 19, 2009 4:00 pm


  74. Bulla January 19, 2009 4:01 pm


    it will NEVER happen, no way, they’ll never reverse it because they’re idiots

  75. A-House January 19, 2009 4:01 pm

    Rep Takai:

    We wish you safe journey to and from your next deployment and assignment.

    Look forward to seeing you atthe next cattle call or tailgate.

  76. Bulla January 19, 2009 4:02 pm


    now that Mouse wed, will ther be mice to watch out for? that would be news breaking…..

  77. Bulla January 19, 2009 4:05 pm

    Aloha Mark Takai,

    God Bless and God Speed, may the wall of fiery protection burn as bright as the freedom you fight for. From my family to yours, be safe, be diligent, and we’ll see you upon your return. I will place you and your family on my prayer list; keep us posted on the blog of your progress.

    Imua Lanakila,

  78. LizKauai [Believer] January 19, 2009 4:05 pm


    #69 – 😆
    #74- 🙄

  79. whitey January 19, 2009 4:09 pm

    maybe i not too smart on how to get the necessary info, but going thru the net, looking for tuition or student activities fee charges is not an easy process. all of the schools i looked at somehow don’t want to give info on how much it cost and other fees. so with that said, how do i find out about uh student activity fees and what are the benefits.

  80. Bulla January 19, 2009 4:10 pm

    how you doing LizK,

    seems like forever since i saw you, probably last year i think…..

  81. Bulla January 19, 2009 4:12 pm

    #71 😈

  82. FloridaTed January 19, 2009 4:12 pm

    God speed, Rep. Mark Takai and your fellow soldiers.

    Anothe notch in your growing character file.

  83. Bulla January 19, 2009 4:13 pm


    just ask jason, he has allllllllllllllllllllll the answers, 😉 😛

  84. A-House January 19, 2009 4:14 pm

    Momotaro and others:

    I find it difficult to accept the NCAA penalties especially when it’s “unfair”.

    It’s unfair that they changed the wording within the rule and made it retroactive 6 years. I can accept amending the rule, but make it effective from the date of change; not go back 5 or 6 years. WHY DID THEY DO THAT? AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THE OTHER TEAMS THAT USED INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS WHO MAY HAVE PARTICIPATED IN SIMILAR GAMES BECAUSE THERE WAS NO OTHER MEANS TO SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS?

    Further, why is the NCAA NOT applying this new rule to American players who have played “pick-up ball” or participated in a game with “pro players”? Is this not the “language” change which cost Hawaii its national championship? Is this not discrimination?

    How much does it cost to file a discrimination complaint in the Federal court system? The NCAA must respond or the “plaintiff” wins the case. Does the 20-day wait period for an answer/response also apply to the Feds? Can I, without an attorney’s license, file an action in Fedeal court?

    In my life time, I would relish the sight of the NCAA championship banner flying in the SSC.

  85. Ralph January 19, 2009 4:14 pm

    whitey just ask jason and kelli….

  86. wafan January 19, 2009 4:16 pm

    Even with the change of administrators there are people who will continue to pay the price. Continued prayers and thoughts for those who have been, are now, and will be protecting us and our freedoms.

  87. wafan January 19, 2009 4:31 pm

    LizK . . .

    Please check your e-mail!

  88. wafan January 19, 2009 4:31 pm

    Dang. The forecast is for the low 20’s tonight. Geez! And, we are not even in the coldest area of the state.

  89. AlaWaiPipelayer January 19, 2009 4:36 pm

    #38 Kazz: I still see him fishing and crabbing on the Ala Wai at night. Easy to spok the guy glowing in the dark!
    On a separate note, UH should have the Aloha Stadium turf done in Camo and the uniforms done in the same color scheme to blend in with the turf. This would honor our military. Then let’s see how those idiots at the NCAA react.

  90. roysan16 January 19, 2009 4:40 pm

    the usc qb sanchez

    on leaving for the nfl draft early

    usc coach-“bad decision”
    a few of his team mates-“bad decision”

    scout.com in their 2009 mock draft updated 1/16
    has the first overall pick- qb sanchez, usc

    so who making the right decision here?

  91. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2009 4:52 pm

    Mouse is son is really short.
    We call him Mini Mouse.

  92. jm2375 (21) January 19, 2009 4:59 pm

    bulla – lmao!

    Stretch – finally saw p. B7. ST needs to smile & shave. hehehehehe. 🙄

    Best wishes to Mark Takai and all those heading out.

    Another good hike is Lanikai Ridge. It’s short, but you will be out of breath by the time you get to the top. You will be rewarded will beautiful views of da Windward coast. Where else in the world can WALK from a mountain ridge down to the top-rated beach in 20 min?

  93. Jason January 19, 2009 5:04 pm

    roysan16: An extra year of experience could have helped big time. I personally have him as a 2nd round grade, and even then I’m wavering between a solid 2nd and a 2nd-3rd grade. But he could very well go #1 overall. I like Stafford a lot more, but whoever takes him needs to make sure they have a solid QB coach to help him out. In fact, I’d say that goes for both guys.

    In terms of money for the short-term, though, Sanchez made exactly the right move. It’s one of the weaker QB crops since 2005, so he’ll be sure to go in the 1st round. Whether he can have a long-term career, however, that remains to be seen.

    whitey: Here we are, this is what I pay:

    Studnt Govt UG Fee: $5.00
    Studnt Brdcst Media Fee: $3.00
    Studnt Ctr Ops & Rec Fee: $97.00
    Studnt Ctr Prog Fee: $15.00
    Studnt Health Ctr Fee: $28.00
    Studnt Publication Fee: $13.00
    Studnt Activity Fee SAPFB: $2.70
    Tui Res UG: $2,976.00

  94. Bulla January 19, 2009 5:08 pm


    i don’t know, i thought Mini was a chick, i mean a mouse, i mean a female, i mean, i don’t know what I mean

  95. curveball January 19, 2009 5:10 pm

    I want Tad…Hi everyone..

  96. Bulla January 19, 2009 5:11 pm

    to talk about Mouse and his potential family sounds, well, you know, i mean i didn’t want to go there, but in all fairness, and looking from a glass that is half full because it had to get emptied to be half full, unless it was fully empty to begin with and then it was filled halfway, either way it would be half of something, as compared to be totally nothing, as if nothing really was something, as would be a non decision being an actual decision which is as confusing as a double negative rhetorically speaking…………

    back to Mouse and his family, i feel really bad talking about him because






  97. Bulla January 19, 2009 5:12 pm


  98. Bulla January 19, 2009 5:13 pm

    sorry for the continuation, still working on my jason tutorial

  99. Bulla January 19, 2009 5:16 pm

    AURYTE…..TOP 100

  100. Bulla January 19, 2009 5:16 pm

    STILL TOP 100

  101. jm2375 (21) January 19, 2009 5:19 pm

    bulla’s on a roll!! 😆

  102. Committed Road Warrior January 19, 2009 5:28 pm

    Top 1000!


  103. Maverick January 19, 2009 5:33 pm

    RE: Bulla’s #69 remarks.

    Ingenious;ly delicious.

    Thanks for my entire Winter’s laugh.

    Hope Jr. is fairing and resting well in Utah land, and living up to the name of Snowflake this time of year. Go Weber St.!


  104. mouthwash January 19, 2009 5:46 pm

    I want Tadd

  105. bueller555 January 19, 2009 5:52 pm

    I want Tadd.

  106. SteveM January 19, 2009 5:53 pm

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for 55 people. Mahalo to Stretch for the arrangements and putting down the required deposits!

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM. Note we are capped at 55 people.

    We look forward to seeing new Tsai-kos at one of our first major parties of 2009. Singing not required, but there will be a lot of it. 🙂 But very good! Click here to see photos and video of earlier large Karaoke Calls, and scroll down to mid-August to see more.

    • $15 per person for the room/karaoke
    • BYOB
    • Bring food/goodies (like indoor tailgate)

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    Continually updated Karaoke Call info in the Events Calendar section at:

    Current count = 42

  107. walter January 19, 2009 5:58 pm

    I want Tad

  108. duffer (iPhone) January 19, 2009 6:03 pm

    Blogging from Waiehu golf course waiting for the kid!

  109. duffer (iPhone) January 19, 2009 6:08 pm

    The view is beautiful!

  110. whitey January 19, 2009 6:12 pm

    jason, thanks. i am assuming that if you want to go to any athletic event on campus, you have to pay for the tickets. if you do, i can understand why the student count is very low at any uh athletic event. personally, i think that you shoud have an option to pay extra for your activity card and with that you can go to any athletic event on campus and sit in the student or general admission area at no extra charge. i was wondering why the student support is so low at uh.

  111. Jason January 19, 2009 6:39 pm

    whitey: UH football, men’s basketball, and women’s volleyball are all $5 per game. Baseball was $3-5 for upper/lower seating, I think, although that could change this year. Women’s basketball and men’s volleyball are free.

    I’ve been an advocate of a student athletic fee for a while, but it’s been slow to advance through ASUH. Part of that, I think, is because the leadership of ASUH has had to transition through different presidents.

    Ultimately, if the teams win, I think that gets the students out. When we don’t win, students won’t show — after all, they have better things to do. Even with free tickets, decreased food prices, and student-eligible giveaways (I wonder how many took advantage of the free coupon book giveaway), I get the sense that winning is the main draw.

  112. Da Punchbowl Kid January 19, 2009 6:54 pm

    Oh yeah, I want Tad.

  113. Rob25 January 19, 2009 7:36 pm

    Is too late to say “I want Tad?”

    Good evening all!

  114. brew808 January 19, 2009 7:38 pm

    Isn’t it TADD? 🙄

  115. Rob25 January 19, 2009 7:50 pm

    Brew –

    Stop doing the teacher/parent correction thing. 👿

    Sorry Tadd! 😳

  116. Stretch January 19, 2009 7:54 pm

    jm2375 (21):
    January 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    Stretch – finally saw p. B7. ST needs to smile & shave. hehehehehe.

    who said I was talking about ST?? Isn’t there a picture of an older couple on the bottom?? What scares me is that I am afraid of getting old. I would NEVER taunt anyone, especially ST.

    BTW – “I want Tadd”

  117. bighilofan2 January 19, 2009 7:57 pm


    in da early dis a.m. blog. Yu da man!! You spoke for me too!

    Coach Mack
    we pulling for you, Irishman! we know you’re into honoring your word, we know you are, even if you get the feeling that you offered a schollie to a klutz, keep your word! You’re our coach, Mack. do better at saying the right things at the right time, but keep your word! very important!

    Go Warriors!!!!

  118. Garret January 19, 2009 7:59 pm

    At least every month or so someone (probably a different person each time) posts about how they wish Colt would go to Miami to team with Samson/Bess. Unfortunately, Miami’s management really liked Henne–they drafted him instead of Colt and they want to start him soon.

    There are a lot of other teams that might need QBs after Colt has another great preseason in 2009…but Miami is not on that list.

    Q: Do you think Chad Pennington has a future with the Dolphins in 2010 and beyond, possibly as a asst. coach? Jim, South Central, NJ.

    A: Jim, I do know this regime wants to see Chad Henne as their starting quarterback in 2010. Hopefully, he’ll soak up the experience and wisdom of Pennington by then. Pennington would be an amazing addition to any coaching staff, particularly as a quarterbacks coach. Tony Sparano has already mentioned how special he is in that regard and I’m sure would find him a spot on the staff if Pennington wanted to hang it up. But knowing athletes as I do if Pennington is still healthy after next season he will want to remain in the NFL as a starting quarterback with someone.

  119. Garret January 19, 2009 8:01 pm

    The NY Daily News shoots down the Gruden-to-the-Jets rumor and brings up a Gruden-to-Notre Dame rumor.

    • Can’t see the Jets picking up the phone to check in with Chucky, to gauge his interest. The Jets and Jon Gruden would be a bad match. My peeps tell me the Jets will perform due diligence (I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of that phrase), but it’s unlikely that Gruden will enter the Jets’ head-coaching picture.

    • By the way, one of my Bucs peeps tells me that the word around the Bucs is that Gruden could be going to Notre Dame to replace Charlie Weis. Sounds a little farfetched, but as the theory goes: The school will buy out Weis as soon as he signs his recruiting class, in two or three weeks, and hire Gruden. Heard from someone close to the Notre Dame program that there’s a weird vibe around the football offices. Hmmm.

  120. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2009 8:02 pm

    Didn’t the Jets hire Rex Ryan today?

  121. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2009 8:03 pm

    J is the winner.

  122. Garret January 19, 2009 8:06 pm

    Free Krispy Kreme donut tomorrow!

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is honoring American’s sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day, by offering a free doughnut of choice to every customer on this historic day, Jan. 20. By doing so, participating Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are making an oath to tasty goodies — just another reminder of how oh-so-sweet “free” can be.

    The Inauguration Day promotional offer is good for one doughnut of choice per customer on Jan. 20. No purchase is necessary. To find a participating store near you, visit http://www.krispykreme.com/storelocator.html.

  123. Garret January 19, 2009 8:08 pm


    That article was published yesterday I think. The next bullet point in that article actually predicted that Rex Ryan would be hired by the Jets today if Baltimore lost yesterday…so, that prediction was correct.

  124. Garret January 19, 2009 8:09 pm

    Actually, the NY Daily News article was published on Saturday. Here is the 3rd bullet point (the first two are posted in #119).

    Prediction: If the Ravens lose tomorrow, the Jets will hire Rex Ryan on Monday and introduce him Wednesday at a news conference. Tuesday is the presidential inauguration, and you’d have to think the Jets will want to stay clear of that. If the Ravens win, prepare for two more weeks of Ryan stories.

  125. […] The Warrior Beat | UH football, University of Hawaii athletics … […]

  126. al ™ January 19, 2009 8:11 pm

    so, i am in maunawili this afternoon at the house of pain wondering if i’ll run in to a sportswriter or ahouse of tsaikos.

    i think they were all taking a nap as the neighborhood was quiet except for the guy who was tailing me going down auloa rd. grrrr.

  127. Garret January 19, 2009 8:11 pm

    I remember reading that NY Daily News blog on the Jets as well as every other NY paper’s coverage a few years ago when Leonard Peters was trying to make the team. Sifting through all of that coverage for Peters tidbits was tiring, but I was really hoping that he’d make the team.

  128. bighilofan2 January 19, 2009 8:12 pm

    Virginia Hinshaw,
    I sure wish you would call Jimmy D into your office and ask him to explain why its taking Jesse Williams sooo many years to sign up for UH.
    I mean, that has got to be one slow student, running the compliance stuff. What is that person doing? checking on the bb stuff? Is that person a Herman Frazier hire?? Please talk to me. I am going nutz and feelin like i need to outdo da Colonel in da lambasting department in order to save my sanity, whats left of it anywayz.

  129. Ralph January 19, 2009 8:13 pm

    hey J is a professional photographer, she can take her own pictures of Tadd…..

  130. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2009 8:14 pm

    OK, now I see what the problem is on page b7.
    I had a chat with Jm50-75-037-0-5-23050-0-470-.

  131. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2009 8:15 pm

    Let’s not forget, again, that we gave away an autographed Tadd ruler that somebody used as a backscratcher …
    Oh, what a difference a month makes.

  132. al ™ January 19, 2009 8:16 pm

    rep. mark takai

    thank you for serving our state and now, thank you for serving our nation.

    i feel safe knowing that we have men like you protecting our nation and state.

    Godspeed brother!

  133. Stephen Tsai January 19, 2009 8:17 pm

    You gotta call ahead. I wasn’t home today.
    I went to volleyball practice, then softball practice, then to work, then to Ka Leo meeting, then to work, then to a union meeting. It’s not looking good for the good guys.

  134. Garret January 19, 2009 8:18 pm


    One problem is that UH is notoriously slow, and not just for athletes, on admissions (especially transfer) issues.

    Another problem is that some Universities have 7 or more compliance people (plus, they have assistants and support staff), but if I remember correctly the Compliance Guy under HF (Bryant) left UH and his assistant Amanda is now running everything herself. So, one person at UH has to do what 10+ people at Alabama are doing…and each year the NCAA creates more rules.

  135. Stretch January 19, 2009 8:19 pm

    ST – I tried my best today to make people buy a paper today and look at page B7

  136. al ™ January 19, 2009 8:21 pm

    st…..fyi, shane komine is residing on the west coast and unavailable.

    i was trying to twist the arm of one fabled running back turned emergency quarterback in lincoln, omaha many years ago to do a online chat with you. you know the one on the day the warriors upset nebraska. well he resides in your neighborhood and i went to visit him today.

  137. Ralph January 19, 2009 8:25 pm

    Bighilo don’t diss the new compliance woman, former soccer goalie for UH, an aussie herself…..

  138. al ™ January 19, 2009 8:26 pm

    i think he “straightened out” my back today as well as my overall well being.

    oh, in our house we refer to him as “sensei itai”, you know literally translated as “professor pain”. the #2 boy wanted to come watch me cry as pay back for my sending him there many times during his playing days. oh, i came close to tears, but, it works.

  139. Ralph January 19, 2009 8:27 pm

    I know UH is picky with transfer credits from other colleges, I imagine they are also picky with HS transcripts from non traditional U.S. HS…including home schooling, charter schools, etc.

  140. bighilofan2 January 19, 2009 8:29 pm


    I understand the one person/Amanda story. boohooohoo. But….
    if I was a old/61 year old compliance guy, or the janitor to da compliance guy, or the janitor’s assistant to the compliance guy, I can tell you dis as da fact: Bradda Williams and Warrior Nation and the UH Athletic Department would have known LAST YEAR the scoops. Das a fact, no ifs ands or butts! A good dog does not let go of the bone.
    Williams is prime bone. I don’t understand why he has fallen to da wayside. Like LaCount! I would have been all over those 2. That is a fact! Anything over 6’5″., whatever it takes, motivation, a kick in da heine. whatevers! We can make them feel soo good being one of us.
    Bringing out their potential!

    Go Warriors!!!

  141. al ™ January 19, 2009 8:30 pm

    okay stretch….i bit.

    i went to B7. that photo just jumps out at you doesn’t it? the person in the photo should have smiled, it kind of looked like a “mug shot”.

    the boss wondered where the glasses were?

  142. jm2375 January 19, 2009 8:34 pm

    ST – so you don’t subscribe to your own paper, or they don’t give you a free subscription? Aren’t there copies around the newsroom? 😯 🙄

  143. Ralph January 19, 2009 8:35 pm

    bighilo Amanda might have given him the requirements he needed to get into the UH, it was his job to get it done…same with LaCount, he knew what he had to complete-courses, an AA degree, it was his responsibility to complete them..privacy laws prevent the UH from saying why they aren’t in school this semester…

  144. bighilofan2 January 19, 2009 8:41 pm

    Ralph Ralph Ralph…..

    okay… so da compliance lady is beautiful…smart…intelligent… a hard worker… a UH graduate.. a standout member of the women’s soccer team. and now I remember the commentary about her this past year, favorable.


    we’re talking Warrior Nation, not Wahines…. We’re talking about the future of Warrior Football. Surely you’ll give me the ability to call

    Virginia Hinshaw to get on the stick about the Aussie football commit. He wants to play. We want him to play. I mean, if a slow student from St Joe allegedlly with his own report card can get into college and graduate magna cum laude in 3 1/2 years, whats so hard about getting into UH?????? Isn’t the goal to get our people on the stick and make it happen?????????

    it ain’t a diss, Ralph. Its a Taser! 😀 jmo

  145. bighilofan2 January 19, 2009 8:49 pm

    okay Ralph, you got a point..

    but surely you’d know, for example, if I was giving Rep. Mark Takai advice, I’d tell him to hook up with Robert Downey Jr. get the inside scoops on his Iron Man outfit and go do da Camp Balad/Kuwait convoy wit armored up stuff and not have some rule say I gotta go through a compliance checklist. dis bradda would get it done, no ifs ands or buts.
    das wat i’m saying…. get it done!!! maybe get rules for UH. no such ting for us in Warrior Nation. make nice nice, we no get da Iutas of the world. you gotta fight fire wit fire. da only way to beat poachers is wit sumtin equivalent to a Taser. words no nuff!

  146. J January 19, 2009 8:54 pm

    Thanks ST, tell Wena she can bring it to church this weekend. Should I show up for any special speakers during the study session?

  147. Garret January 19, 2009 8:58 pm


    Last year UH had the other compliance person (Bryant). Bryant was the one who was responsible for getting everything together for Williams’ admission, and he would be the one to gather the transcripts and advise Williams and/or the coaching staff of what Williams needed to take. If Williams was missing any credits, by the time Amanda took over it was too late to do much about it…

    Wasn’t the former compliance guy the guy that ST referred to as HF’s “drinking buddy”?

  148. Ralph January 19, 2009 8:58 pm

    BigHilo I’m sure the UH can get a student into UH on some Proposition #? when the student has lower GPA or/and SAT scores but the student need to have taken the core HS courses-like algebra 2 and languages…no core, no acceptance….for LaCount, I think he needs his AA degree, no degree, no transfer….so did he get his AA on time…

  149. Garret January 19, 2009 9:01 pm

    If Bryant missed a requirement for Williams’ admission, or overlooked telling Williams about some class that he needed to take…then any yelling/pressure you put on Amanda is just negative energy directed at the wrong person.

    I don’t know the true story and I doubt you do either. However, my gut tells me that the mistake with Williams was done well before UH’s new compliance person took over.

  150. roysan16 January 19, 2009 9:01 pm

    About the new Yale Coach (hired 1/7)

    Tom Williams, 39 years old, becomes the 33rd coach at Yale, and first African-American.

    Williams spent three (1996-98) seasons at Hawaii, including one as defensive coordinator.

    I thought this name sounded familar. With a fading memory it’s possible someone else may have posted this info already.

  151. Garret January 19, 2009 9:02 pm

    The Houston Chronicle has an article about the Senior Bowl, but no mention about Veikune or Ingram. Apparently some other DE/DT was impressive today.

  152. Garret January 19, 2009 9:04 pm

    Texas Tech had pretty good success converting the QB from this school into a WR…and now they will try the same thing with the next QB from that school. This is relevant to the Warriors because ST has already mentioned two Warrior QBs (Steele and one of the current recruits) that could end up moving to other positions.

    Carter senior quarterback Jarvis Phillips said he has orally committed to Texas Tech. Phillips said he chose Tech over Kansas and Iowa State.

    Phillips (5-11, 190) said he will switch positions in college and play either defensive back or wide receiver. Texas Tech did quite well with the last Carter quarterback it recruited — Michael Crabtree. The Red Raiders moved Crabtree to wide receiver and redshirted him for one year. Crabtree then proceeded to win consecutive Fred Biletnikoff Awards as the nation’s top receiver.

  153. whitey January 19, 2009 9:05 pm

    if compliance issue is a big problem with the athletic dept, why only one officer. uh can hire temporary hires if the adminstration requests it, so if amanda needs help, get her help. kinda stupid to jepordize any sports program when you get lots of people on your wagon now.

  154. bighilofan2 January 19, 2009 9:13 pm


    thanks for the backup. I agree with Ralph and Garrett, i not into rappin Amanda, espeically since da braddaz are baking her up and I really got no inside info so nothing shoujld be taken as a diss on her, because it wasn’t meant to be – truly honestly Ralph.

    I’m only saying that if we got problems between turning the steer into a steak, we gotta figure out how to make the beautify steak cut now, not next year, but now. and that means getting all over whoever right now so the problem gets fixed now. the goal is to enroll da bruddaz now. how to make it happen is all academics. if they still want in, we gotta make like
    Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning in Man on Fire. Gotta train da braddaz, das all. Whatever it takes, make it happen!

  155. bighilofan2 January 19, 2009 9:16 pm

    okay, so is Williams and Lacount now enrolled? afta all dat, gotta be!

    heh heh heh

    Coach Mack,

    we got your back!

  156. bighilofan2 January 19, 2009 9:23 pm

    There is this superb athlete at Keaau High School. I dunno how to say his name, but he’s 6’3″ tall. He is the center in their basketball team. They just killed Kealakehe in basketball by twenny sumtin points, and all because of him. nobody could stop hin.


    the KEAAU HIGH SCHOOL guy, 6’3″ of real man, is the real deal.

  157. Garret January 19, 2009 9:25 pm

    I agree with bighilofan2 and whitey that UH should hire more compliance people–though I’d prefer it to be permanent instead of temporary. Did UH even fill the assistant position that Amanda had before she became in charge of Compliance?

    UH has had problems getting people cleared for a long time, and lots of other issues like the APR need support from the compliance department–not being able to predict how many scholarships will be lost really hurts the coaches. If UH has adequate numbers of people in the compliance department and things are still slow, then I’m pointing fingers at the person in charge (Amanda)…but until then I think they are understaffed.

    Want an example of things going slowly? Daniel Libre applied for his 6th year and he’s going to have to wait awhile to find out if he can play next season. Texas has a whole bunch of compliance people and they submitted their application for Jordan Shipley’s 6th year early (beat the rush after the season from schools like UH) and they heard back that Shipley would get his 6th year before UH even applied for Libre’s 6th year! Knowing that they would have Shipley back before the season was even over allowed the Texas coaches to figure out what position they would offer with their final scholarship.

  158. Garret January 19, 2009 9:28 pm

    This is really scary…the US Air plan that crashed into the Hudson almost crashed two days earlier! Somehow US Air cleared that plane to fly again right away…

    Two days before US Airways Flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River, passengers on the same route and same aircraft say they heard a series of loud bangs and the flight crew told them they could have to make an emergency landing, CNN has learned.

    Steve Jeffrey of Charlotte, North Carolina, told CNN he was flying in first class Tuesday when, about 20 minutes into the flight, “it sounded like the wing was just snapping off.”

    “The red lights started going on. A little pandemonium was going on,” Jeffrey recalled.

    He added, “About 10 minutes later when we never made the turn, we kept going, that’s when the pilot came on and explained — I wish I could remember the words — I remember him using air, compression and lock — I’m not sure the right order, but he made it sound like the air didn’t get to the engine and it stalled the engine out, which he said doesn’t happen all the time but it’s not abnormal.”

    Expert Aviation Consulting, an Indianapolis, Indiana, private consulting firm that includes commercial airline pilots on its staff, said the plane that landed in the Hudson was the same one as Flight 1549 from LaGuardia two days earlier.

  159. labrat January 19, 2009 9:35 pm

    Garret one plane I rode that flew over the Potomac crashed one week later. When we took off I thought that the plane had a hard time getting altitude. They found out the cause was icing on the wings.

  160. bighilofan2 January 19, 2009 9:39 pm

    whjew, i’m beat. nite nite guyz. see you n a few!

    esme wooooossshhhhhh

  161. roysan16 January 19, 2009 9:44 pm

    The AD hands are tied. What can he do if their are budget cuts and now a hiring freeze. Nothing will happen soon.

  162. chawan_cut January 19, 2009 10:12 pm

    goooood fuuud at tonight’s grand slam. need to sleep now.

  163. not far away anymore January 19, 2009 10:23 pm

    According to the Hawaii Athletics website, there is already an assistant compliance person named Joi Hawthorne.


    Then again, they also list Alex Gerke as a current assistant coach.

  164. al ™ January 19, 2009 10:27 pm

    so st have you seen coach mack today?

    was he in a good mood? stanjarvius mckay allegedly announces his choice tomw after he speaks to the other coaches about his decision.

  165. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 19, 2009 10:52 pm

    Garret- I wish Colt had the kind of veteran QB to follow like Henne does…
    It will be awesome to see the class of 08 gunslingers unleashed tho.

  166. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 19, 2009 10:53 pm

    Congrats, J. Are you actually here? Aren’t you usually iPhone blogging from parts unknown?

  167. al ™ January 19, 2009 11:38 pm

    what happened to the night shift?

    las vegas

    an occasional >b>pride. appearance

    only us young guys left ??

  168. warriorfanny January 19, 2009 11:47 pm

    UH is a joke.
    They arent ranked nationally in any academic program, yet treat athletes like UH is the Harvard of the Pacific.
    They blatantly discriminate against polynesians and inner city kids.
    That accounts for most of our football team….deal with it.

    Upper campus needs to be re-oiled and our compliance office re-stocked with competent personnel.
    We dont need nice people or alumni–just get the job done!

  169. Ralph January 20, 2009 12:07 am

    from what source do you base your statement that UH discriminates against Polynesians and inner city kids…all applicants must meet minimum standards in GPA and SAT or ACT exams and fulfill core requirements to enter UH…same for everyone, including students and student-athletes of all races, I think the athletes who can not meet these standards fail to get in regardless of race….

  170. al ™ January 20, 2009 12:41 am

    warriorfanny…..are you truly a fan or just a fanny?

    your statement, while not supported by the facts, just causes more damage to our program. i agree that entrance/transferring to the university is not as easy as many private schools that we compete against. until, administration of the university seeks reform this is what we have to live with.

    make a choice, be a fan or a fanny.

  171. al ™ January 20, 2009 12:41 am

    warriorfanny…..are you truly a fan or just a fanny?

    your statement, while not supported by the facts, just causes more damage to our program. i agree that entrance/transferring to the university is not as easy as many private schools that we compete against. until, administration of the university seeks reform this is what we have to live with.

    make a choice, be a fan or a fanny.

  172. al ™ January 20, 2009 12:45 am

    ralph….are we in a cave or a canyon?

    there’s an echo in here, in here, in here.

  173. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 1:07 am

    must be an echo…UH admissions descriminates against polynesians and inner city athletes…

  174. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 2:18 am

    Good morning Ralph, Al, Warriorfanny,


    sometimes I agree with you. Its my perception too. But then again, Al’s got a point. its a perception, a conspiracy theory, and if you try to make the point you only going to pi$$ peeps off because we’ve heard about the discrimination thing all our lives. but deep inside, if you look at things closely, you’ll see that perception is not reality. i see that in my own family. whites, brown, yalla, yalla, black. my grand nephew tells my sister in my face during Katrina during dinner, what happened to all da white people in New Orleans? dat was his reality, his perception..

    on this point I gotta agree with Al: Like, Obama would have lost if all he did was cry cry cry, been a fanny. He cojuld have been anudda Jesse Jackson. Instead, stood tall, never wavered in his speech or delivery, didn’t really pull da race card, and kept on message. in the end the majority of all of us believed in and voted for him. I don’t hear him verbalizing what you said, and neither should you. Like Al sid, we gotta act like fans. Talk nice about UH.

    So dare you go, Al. Now lets get rid of that Bolla junk. 😀
    can I talk about da stink parts of UH?

    Ralph Ralph Ralph. I dunno Amanda. You know Amanda? Maybe you can ask her questions in a sly kinda way.:

    Oh, an Warriorfanny, didn’t we just win da Paula Abdul RAH stuff. If you asked the UH Cheerleaders, they’d say they are athletes. 😀
    you’d be takling about my cousin’s daughter. So you’d better not 😀

  175. J January 20, 2009 2:19 am


    Thanks…not at the moment, will be later this week.

  176. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 3:04 am


    its bad enough that our coaches gotta read the paper about the $$ their contemporaries on the mainland making and thinking about the kind of money they could get on the big isle. check this out.

    UH regents approve coach pay raises
    The University of Hawaii Board of Regents approved increases in the salary ranges for coaching positions yesterday.
    The new guidelines allow annual pay for football coordinators and associate coaches between $116,640 and $203,688. The range for other football assistants will now be $56,340 to $165,000.

    The highest maximum approved yesterday was $209,784 for women’s basketball head coach (the minimum is $118,488).

    for us pahkayz, one bowl rice an one small piece dry fish, nuff. 😆
    da gold and da jade, a$$ in da movies… 😀 right Tracie? 😆

  177. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 3:12 am

    I’m looking at the roster from this past year, the coaching staff, and thinking about the 30 Warriors who made honor roll this past semester, gotta tell you, I feel good about UH. now if we just can get our hands on samoa players! 30, thats alot of smart Warriors!

    Go Warariors.

  178. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 3:15 am


    you consider yourself a inner city Poly now? 😀

    when I’m at Shinsho Tei, or Genji’s, I’m tinkin: inner city…

  179. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 3:17 am

    okay…. still no news on Stan McKay or Iuta Tepa. back to lurk mode.
    wishing… hoping….and thinking Go Warriors!

  180. addahknowjoe January 20, 2009 3:40 am

    Good mornin’ my Keaukaha Hawaiian-

    Wat- you goin stay up already and watch the Inauguration?

  181. addahknowjoe January 20, 2009 3:43 am

    Good to hear the boys taking it upon themselves to train in the off season.

    ST- let ‘um know we watching who’s hungry. Who’s taking what few years on campus they have representing Hawai’i seriously.

  182. protector January 20, 2009 3:53 am

    For this & the previous blog, I agree with A-House that regaining the VB Championship should be pursued. I don’t think there should be any statute of limitations for justice. The NCAA has screwed UH a multitude of times in numerous sports and have ear-marked many foreign students in particular. Remember that Haim Shimonovich (?) and other students had to sit-out maybe 18-20 games for also being in semi-pro leagues although he & other UH foreign students never took a penny. They should’ve all got together to file a civil suit for discrimination against all those foreign students. I’m sure foreign students at other universities over the years had similar travails. Also, over the years, the NCAA has shown an overwhelming penchant for double standards. One example was when an Australian female pitcher led UCLA to an NCAA Softball Championship, who left the school immediately after the softball season. If I’m not mistaken, she could not have completed the academic year & should’ve been ineligible after the fact. UCLA should’ve been stripped of their title after that year I believe. It also bites me that Big-10 & Pac-10 teams in decades past would win the Rose Bowl, collect the 12-15 Million & then got hit with violations for that season, only to be slapped on the wrist (losing some scholarships & not appearing on TV in the post-season). If the NCAA wanted violations to be taken seriously, they should’ve made offending teams pay back the 15 million (along with the other sanctions). That would’ve made an immediate impact.

  183. Pomai January 20, 2009 4:23 am

    January 19th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    UH is a joke.
    They arent ranked nationally in any academic program, yet treat athletes like UH is the Harvard of the Pacific.
    They blatantly discriminate against polynesians and inner city kids.
    That accounts for most of our football team….deal with it.

    Upper campus needs to be re-oiled and our compliance office re-stocked with competent personnel.
    We dont need nice people or alumni–just get the job done!

    Comments like this gets my curiosity up so I did a little looking and from what I can see warriorfanny I guess the joke is on you, it looks like the 2007/2008 team was comprised as follows:

    ‘ilipuakea – 23%
    pa’ele – 29%
    polenekia – 63%

    This does not appear to be discriminating against the polenekia or pa’ele

  184. Stretch January 20, 2009 4:25 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Watching the Inauguration preparations on tv. What a site, this is a special day!! Okay, need to head to Kauai so I can watch the swearing in. Everyone have a nice day.

  185. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 4:45 am

    dang skeeters.

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Question- anyone got room for a roommate for the UNLV game???

    Going try sleep again for an hour or so… nitey nite.

  186. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 5:08 am

    Whoa- a squall just came thru and I had to get up and shut windows… sheesh.

  187. Ralph January 20, 2009 5:18 am

    skeeters get up this early….dang fools….liz your head must be buzzing from too much caffeine, not skeeters…

  188. Ralph January 20, 2009 5:19 am

    got up to make sure my dvd and dvr came on to record history…

  189. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 6:04 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere!

    Pomai, da stats is a good one. thanks. From the players’ points of view, if they wuz feeling bad about UH, the #s would show up.

    just watching JD and Mack interact with the players, fans and bigwigs like us 😀 you gotta love them for reaching out for our support.

    i no, they not upper campus crust like us. 😀

  190. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 6:14 am

    Have a nice day everybody. its the first day in the rest of our lives. 😀

    Go get em Warriors! EXPLODE at workouts!

  191. Pomai January 20, 2009 6:15 am

    bighilofan2 there are some who are saying things like “Coach Mack discriminates” but I would say that those people don’t know squat about sports, because I don’t think there is a coach anywhere that wouldn’t play the best players they have, because it’s about winning and they will put the best team on the field to archive that goal no matter what the color of their skin is. It’s all about winning on and off the field.

  192. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 6:17 am


    guyz like you keeps us on our toes. Same for UH! glad you’re here.
    I wouldn’t look like the pikcha of moderation if not fo you. 😆

    Go Warriors!

    esme… wooooshhhh!

  193. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 6:25 am

    you right about Mack not being a discriminatah, Pomai!

    yo my bro! howzit howzit. can buy one 12″ H fo my Atomic Blue Civic? 😀

  194. bighilofan2 January 20, 2009 6:26 am

    bye now.

  195. roysan16 January 20, 2009 6:44 am

    listening to the bobby c. show

    today’s show he mentioned he’ll have coach mack and nash on the show

    talking about inauguration right now

    for the mainlanders wanting to listen to the show 6-9 am hst, m-f

    have a question-

  196. A-House January 20, 2009 6:48 am

    Good morning, Tsaikos, near and far for a very special day for Hawaii, the Nation, and the World as President Obama is installed as our 44th President.

    Charley Gibson, ABC anchor, stated that the 22nd amendment says that Obama will “officially” become our President as of 12am, 1/20/09, and he does not need to take the oath of office to be recognized as such. Interestingly, watching ABC at 5:15am HST, the ABC news people were still referring to Obama as “President-Elect”.

    Never to old to learn.

  197. whitey January 20, 2009 7:01 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

    Top 200????

  198. whitey January 20, 2009 7:03 am

    good morning A House, bhf2, ralph, roysan, pomai

  199. whitey January 20, 2009 7:04 am

    and 1 more will make it 200.

  200. whitey January 20, 2009 7:05 am

    ok, now

  201. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 20, 2009 7:12 am


  202. Stretch January 20, 2009 7:12 am

    They better hurry up with the song or else we will not have a president for a few minutes

  203. whitey January 20, 2009 7:15 am

    good morning liz and stretch. time to go. see you all.

  204. J January 20, 2009 7:17 am


  205. Stretch January 20, 2009 7:20 am

    How the heck is Coach Mack doing an interview with BC when our new president is speaking??

  206. Stretch January 20, 2009 7:28 am

    Mack vs Obama?? sorry Coach, I hope they replay the interview later

  207. roysan16 January 20, 2009 7:46 am

    At 707 a.m Coach Mack came on the Bobby C. show. The 15 minute interview covered:

    1. Have 14 local kids presently commited to UH; period between now and Feb. 4 is a period of trust. Has been going into the homes of the recruits.And stressing to the recruits that the academics is first priority. Conceded that mainland coaches have been looking at his recruits, mentioning that the new Washington coach has been making inroads in the local recruiting war.

    2. Coach mentioned he enjoys the recruiting process, likens it to a game. Competitve juices flow. Compared to last year, he’s been recruiting for the whole year. Conceded that having 9 starters from the offense last year graduating, and having 9 starters graduating from the defense this year is not the way to go. There should be a better balance in classes graduating he said. He predicted from 3 years from now, ideally, he would only want to recruit all freshmen, specifically 22 position players and 2 athletes.
    3.Of the 110 kids on the team, the cummulative G.P.A is 2.7. he was very proud of this. He reiiterated that 34 kids had 3.0 gpa or better.

    4.Receiving good cooperation from upper campus. Reiiterated how value recruiting coord., Tony T, has been to the recruiting process.

  208. Manoa January 20, 2009 8:03 am

    I was shocked to see that University of Washington hired its new defensive coordinator at $700,000 per year and its new offensive line coach at $350,000 a year. The top assistants in the Pac 10 are now making something in that range. They spend that BCS money as soon as it comes in (even UW gets a chunk of change).

  209. jm2375 January 20, 2009 8:08 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Historic day today.

    re: UH accepting credits from other schools. I had a student once with an advanced degree from the London School of Economics. UH took it’s time accepting that one. Um, I think that school is one of the colleges at Oxford. sheesh.

    With regard to Williams – is it UH or da NoClassAtAll Clearinghouse that’s dragging it’s okole?

  210. roysan16 January 20, 2009 8:22 am

    As an after thought to my #207 post do radio interviewers and sports writers do the huddle up before the show or interview with the coach and go over which questions are off limits. Me I would have asked the questions people are dying to hear. Like what’s up with the coaching situation., specifically with OL coach search. Or what going on with lacount, williams and maush. you know the important questions.

  211. addahknowjoe January 20, 2009 8:56 am


    We got 8 years to send a Hawaii National Championship team to the White House with Barack in charge. Now’s the time to load up Stan’s rafters with banners!

    So… who’s gonna be the first team of many?

    Sweet to have at least one every year!

  212. Kekoa January 20, 2009 9:36 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka President Obama!

    Today is your day in history, and Hawaii stands with the rest of the Nation in welcoming you to the White House to take hold of the reins of power.

    As the new Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, you will face the greatst challenge that any President has ever been presented with. Your response to this huge responsibility will be closely measured by the world leaders and all freedom loving people around the world.

    Please do not forget that you are in a unique position to acknowledge the Nation of Hawaiians within a Nation of Americans who still seek their basic Sovereignty rights. The struggle of civil rights continues.

    What a powerful transitional moment we have all had the opportunity to witness. I hope everyone enjoys the rest of today basking in the light of this historical day.

    Aloha Ka Kou

  213. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 9:38 am

    jm2375 wrote:
    “With regard to Williams – is it UH or da NoClassAtAll Clearinghouse that’s dragging it’s okole?”

    Need to read betw the lines and gumshoe.
    For the most part if it is the later (NCAA)– word leaks out…if it is the former…we hear nadas…silence…yet, it isnt only footdragging, but a combination of clerical applications to course forensics and whether its contents meets UH standards…naturally that is subjective micro course-content forensics which is a process all into itself and unique to upper campus mindsets–capish?

  214. Da Punchbowl Kid January 20, 2009 9:48 am

    Good Morning Y’all! 🙂

    WOW! A Punahou guy is President!

    A black man is President!



  215. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 9:49 am

    roysan16: much thanx for your morning show report–great stuff.
    If MAC is sincere and not politiking, he becomes the first coach to prasise upper campus for their cooperation…me thinks, it is mostly PR and wishful thinking on our coaches part–but what da hell–MAC n Staff r doing a great job of recruiting kids with talent and grades–the rest is in Virginees hands…or out of it.

  216. TOM January 20, 2009 9:52 am

    Lois is watching some video of “MaryAnne” (Donna Wells) showing how to peel a potato fast! If you Gillian Island fans wonder where she disappeared to.

  217. A-House January 20, 2009 10:12 am

    Has anyone heard the President of the United States ever thank the “wait staff” at a luncheon?

    President Obama just did and I will take a proud moment to say that’s part of his Hawaii up bringing.

    I now have a President whom I can believe in and trust.

  218. (Jesse) James January 20, 2009 10:20 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos….

    Great day for the United States. We all stand behind our President, no matter who that person may be. We just happened to have one of our own in the White House.

    A-House…I actually did hear Presidents, oops, former Presidents Bush, and Clinton thank the wait saff at their inauguration luncheons as well as the people of Washington D.C. for putting up with all the pomp and circumstance of this day….

  219. warriorfanny January 20, 2009 10:31 am

    Inauguration was historical and chicken skin stuff…now for the $350 b bailout directive, timetable for Iraqi w/drawal, simultaneous buildup in Afaganistan and a solid reinteration of Obama’s Pakistan border policy, then there is the middle east, the gaza strip, Hamas, the usual religious radical right and terrorism, the economy, fossil fuel and a myrid of everyday stuff that has placed our country into hard times and risk…as for Hawaii–Senator Dan is taking care of business as the #1 Senator in DC and weilds power in congress and holds the purse strings as Chair of Appropriations…congrads to our president and to all and everyone that made this legacy possible—so lets roll up our collective sleeves and get down to where the rubber meets the road…God Bless America…go Hawaii!

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