Mouton plans to run at combine

Despite suffering a slight hamstring problem in East-West Shrine Game, Ryan Mouton believes he is healthy enough to compete in the 40-yard dash Tuesday.
Mouton and David Veikune arrive at the NFL Scouting Combine tomorrow. The defensive ends are scheduled to run the 40-yard dash Sunday. The DBs will run on Tuesday.
Mouton, who now weighs 187 pounds, is aiming for a 40-inch vertical jump and a 40-yard time in the low 4.4s.

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Who wants tickets to Saturday’s Bracket Buster game? Just write, “Hey, I want tickets,” and you’re automatically entered. Drawing will be tonight.

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Happy birthday to Committed Road Warrior. Also, happy belated birthday wishes to Truegreen.


  1. Da Punchbowl Kid February 19, 2009 10:16 am


  2. Da Punchbowl Kid February 19, 2009 10:16 am


  3. Da Punchbowl Kid February 19, 2009 10:18 am

    Run, Ryan, run!

    If Mouton is healthy, he should do great. That guy has a lot of speed.

  4. Da Punchbowl Kid February 19, 2009 10:18 am

    How’s your nose doing, Tsai?

  5. Blackie February 19, 2009 10:19 am

    Top 5?

  6. Blackie February 19, 2009 10:20 am

    Sorry to break your streak, DPK.

  7. cheepono February 19, 2009 10:21 am

    top 10.

    cheepono out.

  8. kaimiloa February 19, 2009 10:21 am

    Top 10

  9. kaimiloa February 19, 2009 10:22 am

    How tall is Mouton? 40″ vertical is huge.

  10. LizKauai [Believer] February 19, 2009 10:22 am

    GO RYAN!!!

  11. Garret February 19, 2009 10:24 am

    I hope that Mouton runs a very, very fast time! Those few seconds can literally change lives…

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid February 19, 2009 10:25 am


    I stopped posting to give others some top ten love… 😉

  13. J-Dog February 19, 2009 10:26 am

    What’s the word on Adam Leonard and Solly?

  14. Blackie February 19, 2009 10:30 am

    Twenty-something years and 50-something pounds ago, my vertical jump was around 36 inches. With my height, I could almost dunk a basketball – on an eight foot basket (like the kind at elementary schools).

  15. Garret February 19, 2009 10:30 am

    Article about how South Dakota isn’t surprised that some school hired Coach Shaw away from them.

    “We knew this could happen when we hired him,” USD coach Ed Meierkort said. “We’re talking about one of the premier offensive line coaches in the country. He’s going to double his salary, get a condo on Waikiki – I guess you have to go when that’s the offer. We’re going to miss him as a coach and as a friend. He’s a good person.”

  16. Garret February 19, 2009 10:33 am

    Article about how the tough economy is forcing colleges to cut back on athletic department spending…the article mentions how UH probably won’t be hosting WAC championships after this year. I would love for the WAC to have their conference tournaments in Vegas instead of Reno or other WAC cities.

    Miami will bus to South Florida and Central Florida for football games this fall rather than fly about 200 miles to each school.

    “People who would have never considered busing,” Cleary says, “are considering it now.”

    The Western Athletic Conference can’t do that for this spring’s tennis and baseball tournaments — in Hawaii.

    “We feel like all our members should get to host WAC championships, but talk about bad timing,” WAC Commissioner Karl Benson says. “We are in serious talks now to move future championships to more geographically friendly locations.”

    Under discussion are Phoenix and Las Vegas, which he points out have comparatively cheap flights and hotels and no WAC member schools.

  17. Jason February 19, 2009 10:33 am

    Those measurables will be huge for Mouton, I hope he does well. Teams didn’t throw to him, so film is kinda scarce, hence the lack of attention. A good time, a good vertical, and good drills (they will want to gauge his ability to read routes in man and zone, and how quickly he breaks) can lead to a very fast ascent on draft boards.

  18. Garret February 19, 2009 10:35 am

    I haven’t seen anyone mention the ESPN 1420 Magazine article on UH recruiting, and I couldn’t find the article online, so I typed the quotes (not the whole article because I didn’t want to violate copyright issues) from the article up to preserve the information. Some of these quotes provide great information from Rich Miano.

    Asked what makes a great recruiter, Miano said:
    “Certain people can sell, no matter what they’re selling. Those guys are big-time recruiters because they can sell the product. Other guys can sell only if they really believe in the product, and I think I come across as one of those guys. I graduated from the University of Hawaii, I played for the University of Hawaii, and I live in the state of Hawaii. I’m very passionate about Hawaii and what I do. In the end, it’s like any other job: The more you put into it, the more you get out of it.” (1420)

  19. Garret February 19, 2009 10:36 am

    Another good one, which makes the point that the local recruits often give back to the communities they are from.

    About how he loves seeing players take their Senior Walk and get their degrees, Miano said:
    “The most satisfying thing is seeing them walking the “Senior Walk” and seeing them get their diplomas. We get to see them grow from 18-year-old kids into young men, and hopefully we’ve taught them about punctuality, teamwork, resiliency and perseverance. A lot of these kids, they’re going to go back into our community, and they’re going to be able to help their community, be good people and make Hawaii a better place.” (1420)

  20. Garret February 19, 2009 10:37 am

    Other schools are definitely getting more aggressive in recruiting!

    About how teams are getting more aggressive in their recruiting now, Miano said:
    “I think it’s much more aggressive. A lot of schools will over-offer, giving more scholarships than they have. Even after kids make verbal commitments to you, other schools will continue to recruit them, hoping to change their minds with very aggressive tactics. They’ll almost circumvent the rules. If the rule says you can’t attend practice, they’ll go in before practice starts. They’re doing everything and anything to survive and provide for their livelihood. It’s a very aggressive game where one big recruit can make a difference.” (1420)

  21. Garret February 19, 2009 10:37 am

    Funny story about how UH discovered its starting QB.

    About how he discovered Greg Alexander, UH associate head football coach Rich Miano said:
    “We were looking high and dry for quarterbacks. There’s a book listing all the junior colleges, and I just cold-called [Santa Rosa J.C.] out of the book. I said, ‘Hey, do you have a quarterback?’ And they said, ‘Do we have a quarterback? He threw 71 touchdowns and broke the national record, and nobody’s recruiting him!’ It was like a financial advisor or insurance person sitting at a desk, cold-calling people. Nick Rolovich and Ron Lee did a great job following up with [Alexander], but it all started with a cold call.” (1420)

  22. Garret February 19, 2009 10:38 am

    I’ll stop now and get back to work…

  23. d1島 February 19, 2009 10:44 am

    I wonder why they never time DB’s running backwards?

  24. d1島 February 19, 2009 10:45 am

    I must be getting hungry…..

  25. djmitcho February 19, 2009 10:48 am

    I’ll say it again, since it was at the end of the last blog…Happy Birthday to Committed Road Warrior

  26. d1島 February 19, 2009 10:54 am

    Happy Birthday Committed Road Warrior!

    (thanks djmitcho)

  27. d1島 February 19, 2009 10:56 am

    Are the participants paid for appearing in the combine? by the league? or advanced from their agents?

  28. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 10:59 am

    I can dunk on a Playskool Easy Dunk basketball toy.

  29. SteveM February 19, 2009 11:02 am

    Good Morning everyone!

    Good luck (and 40 time) to Ryan Mouton!

    …another work day for me. 😐

  30. d1島 February 19, 2009 11:04 am

    …on the road again

  31. Garret February 19, 2009 11:05 am

    Happy Birthday Committed Road Warrior!

  32. Garret February 19, 2009 11:07 am

    The state of Florida has huge budget problems…and Orange County (which includes Orlando) is looking at cutting high school sports!

    Freshman sports and other popular athletic programs could disappear as Orange County’s public-school leaders seek ways to deeply slice and dice the district’s budget for next year.

    The district is seriously considering doing away with all freshman sports, some junior-varsity teams and two varsity coaches to save at least $341,315. The list of targeted teams was not available Tuesday.

    That proposal is not final, and a blueprint toward trimming back programs won’t be known for months. But board members made it clear that some kind of reduction in sports was likely to happen.

    The board could have considered a proposal to whittle the entire $7.3 million sports program by cutting money for all equipment, coaches and other expenditures at each grade level.

    That would have meant every school at every level — or more than 20,000 students — could have lost after-school athletic programs, including Special Olympics and programs for the disabled in elementary schools.

  33. duffer February 19, 2009 11:08 am

    For those that missed homey’s bio…..

    “Homey’s profile: Short, late 40s, played sports in high school, went to UH (yes, I actually went there and graduated with, of all things, a BS degree), originally from Waipahu and now residing in Mililani, married w/3 kids, drive a gas guzzler (damn ethanol blend), have never voted in my life, favorite beer is Guinness, don’t shave on weekends, use weed killer instead of pulling the weeds, have 2 mean-looking dogs and 2 mean-looking guinea pigs and 3 mean-looking turtles, eat all kinds of food, weigh less than 200 pounds so I don’t qualify for large Tsaiko status, surfing and golf are lost passions, and that’s about it.”

    This was me a few years ago….. 🙂

    Except for the guinea pigs and turtles…..

  34. chawan_cut February 19, 2009 11:15 am

    playskool basketball rim?
    so your pogo stick does work!

  35. TOM February 19, 2009 11:20 am


    I left a message on the previous blog – will be on Maui on Tuesday seeing a client and I owe you guys lunch if you are available.

    Will also visit 333 Dairy Road! I think that Whitey mentioned also that Kitchen Cook is still open for business – is this true?

    Break 70!.

  36. duffer February 19, 2009 11:32 am


    I’ll plan on that……

    And yes Kitchen Cook is still open. Want to order some?

  37. jojo ® February 19, 2009 11:36 am

    Ahhh, joje ran her 50m at 9.38, I guess no combine for her

  38. Kaimuki Kid February 19, 2009 11:37 am

    Hemp grows wild on the sides of the road in the mid-west but unfortunately that variety of hemp has a very low THC content useless to smoke or ingest in brownies or the like. lol I can picture the local guys with you looking for buds and wondering why no buzz…

  39. R. Solidum February 19, 2009 11:52 am

    Hey, I want tickets

  40. 4UHFAN February 19, 2009 11:53 am

    “Hey, I want tickets,”

  41. Saka February 19, 2009 11:55 am

    Hey, i want tickets.

  42. lava February 19, 2009 12:06 pm

    I wonder if the guys are drug tested at the pro day or at the combine. I think there are some ointments that might help a pulled hamstring, but not sure if they are banned. They would show up in the urine if tested.

  43. kama krab February 19, 2009 12:13 pm

    Hey, ST I want tickets.

  44. kama krab February 19, 2009 12:16 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Been lurking the past couple of days. Good luck to Jake, Ryan, and David on their combines. Hopefully Ryan can test well so that he can move up the draft board. Also good luck to David and hopefully he can get picked by Arizona so that we can have two Hawaii boys as D-ends next year.

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid February 19, 2009 12:18 pm

    Ok. Hey, I want tickets!

  46. kama krab February 19, 2009 12:21 pm

    ST any info on when they plan on naming the new defensive coach and a new GA. Is there anymore info on the realignment of the coaches positions.

  47. LizKauai [Believer] February 19, 2009 12:21 pm

    Hauoli Lahanu ❗ Committed Road Warrior and Truegreen ❗

    ExtremeSkins message board is discussing a what if scenario featuring Colt and June Jones. Too funny!

  48. LizKauai [Believer] February 19, 2009 12:21 pm


  49. LizKauai [Believer] February 19, 2009 12:24 pm

    Coach Zorn at the Combine:

    “On if he is familiar with all the players available in the draft and free agency:

    “The only thing I’m getting up to speed with is really the college guys because we’ve had to evaluate our own, we’ve had to evaluate the free agents, and now, I’m going a hundred miles an hour on these college guys. Right now, today, it was kickers, punters, it was long snappers, it was tight ends and o-line. I’ve done some surface stuff before I got here, but it was all surface. It was just trying to get an overview. This is great time for me because it allows me to dig deep and get further in to these players that are here.”

  50. SteveM February 19, 2009 12:27 pm

    Sitting here eating an apple and jello while the Tsukuji cattle call is in progress reminds me… who besides LizKauai is going to have the nabeyaki udon sometime during Saturday night?

    Want to warn cuz …email me (no, you will not be obligated…just don’t want to sell out in the first half hour like last summer) 😐

  51. MeiLing February 19, 2009 12:27 pm

    Happy birthday, Committed Road Warrior and Truegreen!

    Good luck at the Combine, Ryan & David. There’s one more player who I don’t remember going to the Combine, too. Success to all.

  52. LizKauai [Believer] February 19, 2009 12:35 pm

    More from Zorn at the Combine:

    On Brennan…
    “His goal is to try to unseat Todd. Todd’s goal is to try to stay as close to Jason as he can. It’s gonna be a great competition. I look forward to it.”

  53. chawan_cut February 19, 2009 12:54 pm

    don’t forget, UH plays Fresno on espn2 at 6pm this evening.

  54. A-House February 19, 2009 1:01 pm

    Commmited Road Warrior and Truegreen:

    Happy Birfday and many more to come!

  55. LizKauai [Believer] February 19, 2009 1:05 pm

    hmmm. It must be CC time…

  56. bstunna2002 February 19, 2009 1:21 pm

    “Hey I Want Tickets”

  57. dubgee February 19, 2009 1:32 pm

    hey, I want tickets

  58. Dave LetterMan February 19, 2009 1:59 pm

    Hey, I want tickets!

  59. TOM February 19, 2009 2:12 pm

    Hey, I want tickets

  60. Troy February 19, 2009 2:12 pm

    “Hey, I want tickets” oh and btw, dont eat escobar, also known as walu “hawaiian butterfish”

  61. Committed Road Warrior February 19, 2009 2:17 pm

    Mahalo for everyone’s birthday wishes, and Happy Birthday Truegreen!

    Figured today would be light and easy, but alas I’ve been busy all day…..on the phone with some folks regarding a government project for my capstone paper and haggling with my bank to try to get a check of mine that got stuck in the ATM machine out of there (to no avail). Tsigh!

    Best of luck to Ryan Mouton, David Veikune, and Jake Ingram at the combine. Is Tsai gonna be on the mainland to cover it, or will he still be on the rock?

  62. Rob25 February 19, 2009 2:27 pm

    Touching story…true sportsmanship and compassion!

  63. Rob25 February 19, 2009 2:27 pm

    Happy Birthday CRW!!

  64. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 2:41 pm

    That was a very touching story Rob25 (tears almost welled up in my eyes).

  65. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 2:42 pm

    Thanks al for the cc. Would have been better if the host was there on time.

  66. truegreen February 19, 2009 2:43 pm

    Cool, thanks for the birthday wishes!

    And Happy Birthday to Committed Road Warrior! How are you celebrating?

    I went to GS Studio for karaoke. 50% off on your special day. Sang my one Japanese song that I know. =)

  67. fulingyu February 19, 2009 2:45 pm

    Hey, I want tickets!


  68. sam owen February 19, 2009 2:45 pm

    Ho chole, I like win.

  69. Mark96822 February 19, 2009 2:48 pm

    “Hey, I want tickets.”

  70. Committed Road Warrior February 19, 2009 2:48 pm

    Hi truegreen!

    Nice to hear you’re having some fun on your special day. For me, it’s been just another day aside from the stuff from my post #61 above. I’ll probably take a short snooze, try to catch part of the UH/Fresno game on TV later tonight, then go in to work as usual.

    What’s the phrase here? Same stuff, different day (corrected for PG rated audiences).

  71. SteveM February 19, 2009 2:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Committed Road Warrior!

    a belated Happy Birthday to Truegreen too!
    Was it Feb 15?

  72. al ™ February 19, 2009 2:53 pm

    first things first…

    hey, i want the tickets.

    (if i win give em to tom)

  73. al ™ February 19, 2009 2:55 pm

    hbirthday….crw and truegreen.

    btw, truegreen you haven’t posted in a long time. i have a question. are you related to those drugstore folks?

  74. Da Punchbowl Kid February 19, 2009 2:56 pm

    Happy Birthday to CRW and Truegreen! 🙂

  75. Committed Road Warrior February 19, 2009 2:57 pm

    According to the Washington State athletics site, tickets for the UH-WSU game at Qwest Field (in Seattle) will go on sale to the general public June 1st.. WSU season-ticket holders will get first dibs starting March 28th.

    I’m still up in the air about attending this game…..about 40% certainty right now. Vegas is 100% garanz.

    Hawai’i, 9/12/09 at Qwest Field

    (Tickets are available beginning March 28th at or at 800-Go-Cougs through the WSU Ticket Office…all orders placed by May 1st will be seated according to the customer’s TPS rank. All orders placed after May 1st will be seated first-come, first-served. Tickets to the general public will go on sale through TicketMaster beginning June 1st at 206-628-0888 or

    $55 ($50 + $5) Club Seat + Facility Fee
    $42 ($37 + $5) Charter Seat + Facility Fee
    $29 ($24 + $5) Preferred Seat + Facility Fee
    $22 ($17 + $5) End Zone Seat + Facility Fee
    $17 ($12 + $5) Bleacher End Zone Seat + Facility Fee
    $7 ($2 + $5) Coug Zone Seat + Facility Fee

  76. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 19, 2009 2:57 pm

    Hey, I want tickets.

  77. al ™ February 19, 2009 2:58 pm


    nice gathering today. sorry i was late, but, business called so i couldn’t refuse since i was made an offer i couldn’t refuse.

    we learned a lot of interesting stories today at the cc. but, i am sworn to secrecy. after all, what happens at a cattle call stays at a cattle call.

  78. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 3:16 pm

    If I wasn’t at the cc my ears would have been itching like heck during lunch. I wonder if (J)J ears were itchy?

  79. BNS February 19, 2009 3:20 pm

    Happy birthday CRW and turegreen

  80. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 3:23 pm



  81. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 3:25 pm

    duffer – Did you really believe that bio?

  82. Kazz February 19, 2009 3:25 pm

    Hey! To two of the most “inspired” names on the blog:

    Truegreen and Commited Road Warrior,


  83. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:27 pm

    i still think that makino’s @aloha twr is the best jpse buffet.

  84. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:28 pm

    (j)j’s phone was itchy, too.

  85. Stretch February 19, 2009 3:29 pm

    Thanks for the enjoyable lunch. Did my site visit to make my early return from Kauai official.

  86. Kazz February 19, 2009 3:30 pm


    February 19th, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    don’t forget, UH plays Fresno on espn2 at 6pm this evening.

    WARNING Chawan, while UH is a SUPERIOR team to the Bulldogs, this is WAC officiating and on national tv.

    Try to relax tonight. If I don’t see you on the blog immediately after the game I am sending paramedics to your house! :mrgreen:

  87. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:32 pm

    by now one would think that the ad dept would have analyzed the weight training program to discover the root of all our hamstring problems. it is obvious to me that something is amiss in this regards because that seems to be such an abnormal number of injuries.

  88. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:34 pm

    stretch….so did you return to the walmart vicinity?

  89. Stretch February 19, 2009 3:34 pm

    Kazz – FYI and entertainment, Hawaii is 4 point UNDERDOGS

  90. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 3:35 pm

    Stretch – hope you enjoyed the corn pictures.

    al – Pride. would say, “That was Japanese food?”

  91. niho mano February 19, 2009 3:35 pm

    ryan, david, and jake, good luck at the combine….go warriors….

  92. Stretch February 19, 2009 3:35 pm

    al – no I am in the office now, trying to wrap up.

  93. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:39 pm

    so did you hear that sorabol closed its doors?

    someone should have talked to the owners and influenced them into expanding their cocktail services.

    to take it from hawaii’s history pages. a korean restaurant in the early sixties was struggling to make ends meet and decided to expand its cocktail service to include a “stage”. after awhile no one even knew about the great korean food. it did however give birth to many a new “club”. it used to be called arirang’s on kaheka st.

  94. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 3:41 pm

    al – probably it’s just a case of weak hamstrings. I got info from a very wise man that you can use just an exercise ball and bands to strengthen just about every muscle in your body.

  95. d1島 February 19, 2009 3:44 pm

    “Hey, I want tickets.”

  96. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 3:44 pm

    Arirangs? Wasn’t that a ping pong and cigar smoking place?

  97. d1島 February 19, 2009 3:46 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday to trugreen!

  98. d1島 February 19, 2009 3:47 pm



  99. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:48 pm

    raw eggs too. or were they boiled? might have been raw and came out cooked.

  100. d1島 February 19, 2009 3:48 pm


    good place to get quarters…..

    uhhhh…on second thought, maybe not!

  101. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:49 pm

    and not to forget the roll of quarters without the coin wrapper.

  102. Da Punchbowl Kid February 19, 2009 3:49 pm


    It was one o’ them “packin’ and smugglin'” places that Jorge knows so much about. 😆

  103. d1島 February 19, 2009 3:49 pm

    From what I hear….

    They were shelled first.

    At least that’s what I hear…. 🙄

  104. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:50 pm

    oops. d1 you beat me to it. i see that you had the kim chee there too.

  105. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:52 pm

    d1 i thought they were shelled in the process?
    probably ended up in the bi bim bap.

  106. Kazz February 19, 2009 3:52 pm


    February 19th, 2009 at 3:34 pm
    Kazz – FYI and entertainment, Hawaii is 4 point UNDERDOGS.

    Pfffftttttt………. HA! Shows what Vegas knows! 😆

    Final score – UH 68 FSU 52.

    Follow-up prediction:

    In a few days we will hear about an internet article in which some “poor old Fresno fan” was assaulted by a “Samoan” man and was seen with other “Samoan” people spitting on Fresno State fans while the Bulldog faithfull are reading the bible and busy donating to charity while helping old ladies walk across the street…

    (God I hate them. Aloha Stadium will be fun this season….)

  107. protector February 19, 2009 3:53 pm

    Hey, I want tickets.

    Hope the team plays well today and impresses on ESPN(?). Seems like they’re coming together at the right time. Can you imagine how good this team will be at the same time next year?? I can.

  108. Kekoa (iPhone) February 19, 2009 3:53 pm

    Mahalo Al for all that you did for us today. Diana was very excited to have met such a knowledgable la’au lapa’au practioner. The herbs should promote the healing of her wounds.

  109. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:54 pm

    protector which team are you referring to?

  110. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:57 pm

    kekoa, diana……a tsaiko do for his brother and sister as they would do unto he.

    i could see diana’s anxiety go away when she learned that they were from the same home town. unbelievable coincidence of sorts.


  111. al ™ February 19, 2009 3:58 pm

    pot roast in the oven….its nap time.

  112. protector February 19, 2009 3:59 pm

    Note to ‘homey’ & ‘Al : You guys are Kolohe! Mention of Arirang brings back some memories I will never forget; we have to compare notes sometime.

  113. d1島 February 19, 2009 4:03 pm


    Nap time sounds like a good plan but….

    I wonder what I can get done in, say, the next 45 minutes?

  114. Dan-O February 19, 2009 4:04 pm

    Hey, I want tickets

  115. Stretch February 19, 2009 4:05 pm

    What’s Arirang?? I don’t think I am old enough to know that place

  116. koakane± February 19, 2009 4:06 pm

    jumping in

    homey and al what about the flute playing and the cursive writing?

    back out whooooooooooooshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  117. NorthShoreFan February 19, 2009 4:07 pm

    Hey Al, after the show with da quarter changer, cigar, candle, match book, eggs etc, who da heck was thinking about fuud?

  118. koakane± February 19, 2009 4:09 pm

    Stretch: What’s Arirang?? I don’t think I am old enough to know that place

    😮 😆 😀 :mrgreen:

  119. koakane± February 19, 2009 4:12 pm

    so sorry forgot good afternoon you’all

    esme whooooooooooooooooshhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  120. jojo ® February 19, 2009 4:13 pm

    Stretch – It’s ok. We don’t want to confuse your naive mind

  121. Stretch February 19, 2009 4:15 pm

    jojo ®:
    February 19th, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Stretch – It’s ok. We don’t want to confuse your naive mind

    thank you for being so considerate

  122. truegreen February 19, 2009 4:21 pm

    Al (#73): Nope, no relation. Hey how did you know my name? You must be one akamai detective.

    Yup, I’ve turned into occasional lurker these days. Kinda disappeared after NOLA and the JJ rally. But still browse and occasionally post, especially in the top 5. No 20 consecutive posts for me these days though…

  123. 808Chef February 19, 2009 4:27 pm

    So guess what Chef is back home in the islands? Yeah baby! Great to be back on rock.

    Wait…What? Somebody on this wonderful blog has the same birthday as the chef? Whoa cuz…Happy Birthday to you too!

    Hey, I want tickets.

  124. Kazz February 19, 2009 4:31 pm

    RE: Cupholders at Les Murakami Stadium.

    I heard they are only on the bottom level? I just assumed they are on ALL the seats. During Hawaii Winter League Baseball they only had the bottom level ready so I just thought the whole stadium would have them!

    Ah! Oh well… still cheap seats and cheap eats! I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  125. al ™ February 19, 2009 4:33 pm

    awwww….chef. you should’ve been there. i owed you lunch.

    hbday to you too.

  126. al ™ February 19, 2009 4:35 pm

    gee guys…. the kalbi was always tasty.

    stretch, your father would have known. go ask your uncles about the place. there isn’t a guy i know that didn’t at least go there once. heck, maybe your mother knows cuz many women went out of curiosity and left in envy.

  127. al ™ February 19, 2009 4:37 pm

    kazz are you serious about the cup holders?

    well, if so, then that would be lingle’s lameduck legacy. another half empty project. looks good from one perspective but when you look closely lots were swept under the rug.

  128. onarock February 19, 2009 4:42 pm

    “Hey, I want tickets.”

    What’s this about Sorabol closing its doors? I called and they’re still in business. Had shmall kine panic attack…they have the best butterfish chige (stew) in town!

  129. al ™ February 19, 2009 4:47 pm

    i swear i read that on somebody’s blog?
    but, they still should take up my idea.

  130. 808Chef February 19, 2009 4:58 pm

    sorry al my bud…the plane landed at 1pm so i would have loved to be there.

  131. Kazz February 19, 2009 4:59 pm

    al ™:

    February 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    kazz are you serious about the cup holders?

    well, if so, then that would be lingle’s lameduck legacy. another half empty project. looks good from one perspective but when you look closely lots were swept under the rug.


    Yeah I remembered hearing it from Coach Trap on the Rob and Russ show either this week or last week.

    If I didn’t hear about it I would have been real disappointed this weekend and I would have marched up to the box to call Papa Leahey a “liar”!!!

    But either way it’s good to have such a nice looking facility on campus. It’s the “jewel” of UH Manoa Athletics in terms of a facility, but hopefully sooner than later the Ching Complex will take that title.

  132. wafan February 19, 2009 5:03 pm

    Duffer . . .

    Last post #347. Thanks a lot. NOT!

    Besides i already did one.

  133. Jason February 19, 2009 5:08 pm

    Only on the bottom level?! Geez, that’s crazy.

    Had a great time at the cattle call. I SO wanted to sleep in class today. My friend even offered me his energy drink, haha. I’m still partial to Todai, but Tsukiji was pretty good. Spacious, albeit very busy today with that large group.

    Shave ice is nice, but I still prefer having crêpes.

    And Pride, don’t you dare touch my dessert plate, else you’ll run home crying. 😉

  134. Jason February 19, 2009 5:10 pm

    Hey, I just got an e-mail from Momo, Garret’s dad. Did you guys know the basketball game on Saturday is a green and white night?

  135. chawan_cut February 19, 2009 5:14 pm

    so sad you didn’t know that. heh.
    i’ll be late. i’m warning you now. i gotta go to a 1st bday party for a little while and then run away to the game.

  136. d1島 February 19, 2009 5:17 pm

    remember that AZ rancher who got sued by the Mexicans who came across the border thru his property?
    The suit got thrown out but he still was ordered to pay $77000.00!
    His atty. expects to get that back on appeal but Mexicans continue to come into AZ thru his property.

  137. d1島 February 19, 2009 5:19 pm

    Forgot to put the link.
    click on my name if you interested.

  138. Jason February 19, 2009 5:19 pm

    chawan_cut: Actually, I’m debating whether to go to the basketball game or go to Club Genji and see las vegas. I don’t want to stay out too late, so both isn’t an option. I think I’m leaning toward the latter …

  139. d1島 February 19, 2009 5:20 pm

    Welcome home 808Chef! 🙂

  140. chawan_cut February 19, 2009 5:23 pm

    jason…. 2 home games left!

  141. d1島 February 19, 2009 5:24 pm

    Left to go where?

  142. d1島 February 19, 2009 5:25 pm


    u got mail

  143. SteveM February 19, 2009 5:26 pm

    in case anyone hasn’t noticed yet… 😛

    1st Anniversary of the
    First Tsai-ko Karaoke Call –
    The homecoming of las vegas

    Saturday, February 21, 2009 7:00 PM – closing
    Club Genji
    Japanese, English & Hawaiian karaoke w/enka and oldies!

    • suggested attire: Tsai-ko black or Mardi Gras (Midnight’s suggestion)
    RSVPs not required — we have the whole lounge again
    * email me for parking tips and other tips if you have not been to Genji’s at night under 50+ pax conditions.

  144. Jason February 19, 2009 5:27 pm

    chawan_cut: I know! And I’m going to miss Senior Night (with no seniors) because I’ll be at Relay for Life. Choices, choices!

    d1: Yep, got it, thanks!

  145. bstunna2002 February 19, 2009 5:27 pm

    Al can anyone attend a cc to meet other Tsaikos or is it a secret club?

  146. Ralph February 19, 2009 5:30 pm

    I don’t care what color night it is, I just want the UHAD to settle on one color for all sports and ask fans to always wear the color to all games…it would be awesome if everyone wore green to all UH sports…imaging seeing the stands filled with green only

  147. Jason February 19, 2009 5:34 pm

    Ralph: Geez, you’ve been grumpy lately. UH always advocates UH green, but sometimes they do these color things to mix things up. Unfortunately, not all the fans get the message — or choose to ignore it.

  148. SteveM February 19, 2009 5:44 pm

    bstunna2002 — any event (Cattle Call, Karaoke Call, Tailgate, Blog Party, etc.) that is posted on the blog is open to everyone. Just say you are coming (for planning purposes). Everyone welcome!

  149. Committed Road Warrior February 19, 2009 5:44 pm

    Re: Tonight’s Basketball Game

    The optimistic side of me says the team should just try their best to keep on winning conference matchups to try and improve their seeding for the WAC Tournament, but the ‘realistic’ side of me says that taking all of the other conference teams into consideration, I don’t think they’ll move up much further…..heck they could probably drop a spot if things go south.

  150. wafan February 19, 2009 5:53 pm

    Happy birthday to CRW, 808Chef and truegreen!

  151. Stephen Tsai February 19, 2009 5:53 pm

    There’s only one way for the rancher to address his problem:
    Sell refreshments.
    Hey, it’s the American way.

  152. jm2375 February 19, 2009 5:54 pm

    Good evening(?) Tsai-kos!!

    Hey, I want tickets.

    First of all, Happy Birthday to CRW and truegreen and 808chef(?) !!!

    Welcome home 808chef!!

    Had a great time at the cc today. Food is overrated and overpriced. Still think Makino is better, never been to Todai. Anyone been to Hanaki (Manoa Mktplace) recently? Is it worth a cc there?

    Good luck to the Warriors at the combine.

    Good luck to the bball team tonight. The game Sat night is NOT being televised.

  153. Kazz February 19, 2009 5:57 pm

    With another big weekend of UH promotions, I just want to take this time to THANK JIM DONOVAN AND HIS STAFF!!!

    For 17.00 (8.00 MAX at Les Murakami then 9.00 at the Stanley by showing your stub from baseball) you can spend ALL Saturday at UH taking in up to three games (dbl header for baseball and a basketball game).

    My estimations on my spending this Saturday:

    3.00 for parking
    6.00 for the second game of the double header
    5.00 for a chili frank plate at Les Murakami
    1.85 for a soda
    4.00 for an Italian Ice
    9.00 for the basketball game
    5.40 for bumbucha nachos
    1.85 for a soda

    TOTAL – $36.10 for about six hours of sporting events.

    Last year it would have been:

    3.00 for parking
    7.00 for baseball double header
    5.00 for chili frank plate
    3.50 for italian ice
    2.50 for soda
    22.00 for basketball game
    6.75 for bumbucha nachos
    2.50 for soda

    Total in Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 – $52.25.


    Honestly speaking. Almost EVERY UH home basketball game has had some sort of promotion to get half off the upper level seats. Of the 12 games I’ve been to I can’t remember the last time I paid full price for upper level seats. Maybe the home opener but that’s about it.

    I expect to see this trend continue through next season.

  154. wafan February 19, 2009 5:58 pm

    Kind of reminds me of the suit by the Mexican government demanding the US put water stations in Arizona because so many illegals were dying in the desert.

  155. Jason February 19, 2009 6:01 pm

    According to the ticker, the UH-Fresno State game can be seen on as well, if you don’t have access to a TV with ESPN2, and if you have access (not every ISP supports this — Oceanic Time-Warner does not).

  156. al ™ February 19, 2009 6:02 pm


    oh the boss is home. nap over, only 9 minutes, darn it. my fault. i shouldn’t have added potatoes and carrots.

    chef…..when do you go back? can try again next week.

    bstunna… should have just come on down. see you at the next one.

    okay, gotta make one salad now.

  157. Committed Road Warrior February 19, 2009 6:07 pm

    It didn’t occur to me til now that UC Irvine’s baseball AND basketball teams are gonna be in town this weekend. Interesting.

  158. MIke February 19, 2009 6:12 pm

    This Bolla business is getting nastier by the day…

  159. chawan_cut February 19, 2009 6:16 pm

    oh oh
    mike knows something…. i know he can;’t tell though.
    ok, back to the men’s game.

  160. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:18 pm

    Two words for MBB: tip drill

  161. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:25 pm


    It was great seeing you today!
    IIRC one of the last times I was at a CC at Makino there was kind of a huhu by an asst. mgr about how long we had the table.

    Usually at Hanaki, I get the same kind of “rushed” feeling.

    With the usual “wala’au time” at the CC’s, dat’s not a real good ting….

    JMHO 🙂

    As far as Tsukiji, it is higher priced but the fresh tempura (I think some may have noticed that I really like that!) and the made-to-order udon add value for me.

  162. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:27 pm

    …besides, as far as value goes, I have no idea why al is even thinking about dinner! I still full!

    …maybe beau could use a walk at halftime. 😉

  163. BIGWAVE96744 February 19, 2009 6:28 pm

    hey I want tickets (if not too late)

  164. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:30 pm

    I like the effort so far…

  165. wafan February 19, 2009 6:32 pm

    What is with all the turnovers? Is this Chez Ronald’s?

  166. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:32 pm

    However, I’m glad no one on the court is a WR in FBall!

  167. alnbama February 19, 2009 6:36 pm

    Where’s the Bows playing for their Bracket Buster game, I want tickets

  168. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:40 pm


    UC-Irvine at the SSC

  169. SteveM February 19, 2009 6:40 pm

    d1島 — As I recall, we never had a problem with how long we had the tables at Makino Chaya. The problem has always been that they expect X number of use to fit in the same number of chairs and spacing designed for 100 lb Japanese tourists.

    We need Tsai-ko sizing and Al and I have had many arguments with managers about this in the early days. We learned to ask Pride. with his winning smile to negotiate more space with the manager — charms ’em every time! 🙂

  170. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:44 pm


    I stand corrected.
    It seemed like the issue was time because I caught wind of it towards the end of our visit; besides being more interested in “other things” earlier 😉

  171. Rob25 February 19, 2009 6:46 pm

    I want tickets!

    I also want the BB team to spend a lot more time on free throw practice. Geez!!

    I like Tsukiji’s better than Makino because of the ramen, tempura, and the fresher looking sushi. JMHO also.. Great company as always!

  172. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:47 pm

    Isn’t that the point of the game?

  173. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:49 pm

    Live w/ the delay…
    I’m listening to BC! 🙄

  174. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:52 pm


    Just a thought.

    It’s gotta be killin’ Frank to read about the CC’s…

  175. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:53 pm

    Test of “heart” here Rainbow Warriors.

  176. d1島 February 19, 2009 6:54 pm

    beau time!

  177. Kazz February 19, 2009 6:55 pm


    February 19th, 2009 at 6:12 pm
    This Bolla business is getting nastier by the day…


  178. Jason February 19, 2009 6:57 pm

    Yay, it’s the IBM math commercial. I love that commercial. 🙂

  179. alnbama February 19, 2009 7:24 pm

    Thanks d1, was thinking they might be on the road, they rarely get a bracket buster at home.

  180. A-House February 19, 2009 7:24 pm


    re your #126 – don’t bet cause if someone come ask me, you going lose.

    my going to bar days were over by then.

  181. Pride. February 19, 2009 7:41 pm

    So what is this Tsai-ko combine that I heard about. What events are they going to have. I need to know how to prepare.

  182. Pride. February 19, 2009 7:42 pm

    I used to run the 5 yard dash in 2.5. I’m sure I’m much slower now.

  183. Pride. February 19, 2009 7:44 pm

    Flexibility test used to be touching your ankles without pulling a hamstring. Can’t do that anymore.

  184. SteveM February 19, 2009 7:47 pm

    Tsai-ko Combine? Who has accurate enough hour glasses for the times?

  185. Pride. February 19, 2009 7:48 pm

    Vertical jump test is now, “can you tiptoe?”

  186. Pride. February 19, 2009 7:49 pm

    Now on my IQ test, I just write, how do you spell I-Q?

  187. chawan_cut February 19, 2009 7:52 pm


  188. Pride. February 19, 2009 7:52 pm

    I must sound verbose, because no one from the TSAI-KO scouting services is responding.

  189. Pride. February 19, 2009 7:53 pm

    Sorry Chawan didn’t mean to ruin your basketball game.

  190. Pride. February 19, 2009 7:55 pm

    I need to buy a television so that I can watch the game too.

  191. SteveM February 19, 2009 7:55 pm

    huh, my eye sight test used to be seeing toes when standing…

  192. Rob25 February 19, 2009 8:02 pm

    d1 – Frank was chatting with me before I left the office and said that it sucks that he misses all the CCs and KKs. I told him there’s going to be plenty of opportunity for that when he gets home.

    I thought that was a foul on Nitoto as he was driving towards the basket!

    Pride – I can give birth in two hours…does that count for anything? Guess it wouldn’t be in the Tsaiko combine.

  193. Rob25 February 19, 2009 8:03 pm

    I hope that they don’t play to lose in the closing minutes of the game…like they did last weekend! *tsigh*

  194. roysan16 February 19, 2009 8:04 pm

    2mins left in game fresno-uh game

    excellent site full menu of all kinds of sports

  195. bighilofan2 February 19, 2009 8:05 pm

    Hiya Tsaikos.

    Chawan_cut panting ova dayah.
    Kazz groveling ova heeah.

    c’mon, Mike, did he threaten UH?
    we’re getting away from the real issue, imo. its not if we can prove he kicked a girl. its if the team thinks he is a first rate horse’s i$$.
    kick him out, pay him $$$, some now, some later, reduced by XX if he lands another gig coaching above a certain level. gotta move on.

  196. Rob25 February 19, 2009 8:06 pm

    They are playing not to lose! OMG!

  197. Rob25 February 19, 2009 8:07 pm

    OK nice bucket!

  198. Rob25 February 19, 2009 8:09 pm

    They just want to keep me on the edge of my seat and not allow me to change to CSI! 🙄

    Come on boys, win already so I can watch some relaxing crime drama! :LOL:

  199. Ralph February 19, 2009 8:09 pm

    with a 1’30 to go hiram holds onto the ball and takes a wild shot….yup, playing not to lose…got chance…is that positive for you Jason boy

  200. Ralph February 19, 2009 8:11 pm

    get the defibrillator for chawan cut, up by 2 with 12 seconds…..

  201. Rob25 February 19, 2009 8:11 pm

    I can’t believe they let Seay take that three…

    I don’t want to sound like a broken record.

  202. Rob25 February 19, 2009 8:12 pm

    I need it too Ralph!

  203. Ralph February 19, 2009 8:13 pm

    woot a victory

  204. d1島 February 19, 2009 8:13 pm

    Great Win.

  205. Rob25 February 19, 2009 8:14 pm

    Whew…that was close! At least it’s a win.

    Congrats to BB team! Sorry Al…don’t know if you watched live…

  206. chawan_cut February 19, 2009 8:14 pm


  207. Rob25 February 19, 2009 8:15 pm

    G’nite gentlemen!!

  208. Ralph February 19, 2009 8:15 pm

    did ST fly off to the combine

  209. Jason February 19, 2009 8:15 pm

    This is what I talked about after the Nevada game — learning how to win. They did a good job of that tonight.

  210. jm2375 February 19, 2009 8:16 pm

    Great win for the bb team. Avoiding the play-in game…

  211. bighilofan2 February 19, 2009 8:17 pm


    great win over doze lousy buggahz.

    Happy B Day Committed Road Warrior. Love the name.
    Belated B Day wishes to you too, TrueGreen.

  212. FloridaTed February 19, 2009 8:17 pm

    Very good win by the BBT.

    Road win, any road win, is always great. No play-in game, that’s a nice bonus for their effort.

  213. d1島 February 19, 2009 8:18 pm

    OK… now kinda hungry.



  214. Jason February 19, 2009 8:19 pm

    Reading your reactions — geez, was I the only one confident that they were going to win? This is a different team from the beginning of the year. They’ve grown so tremendously, and they are continuing to grow. I love the maturity, composure, and confidence in their play. They’ve always been talented players, but they needed to develop those three traits in order to win. The pieces are coming together quite nicely … 🙂

    That said, I hope they don’t run out of gas down the stretch …

  215. FloridaTed February 19, 2009 8:21 pm

    Outstanding free throw shooting tonight, that was the difference.

  216. PONO February 19, 2009 8:22 pm

    Hey I want tickets

  217. chawan_cut February 19, 2009 8:23 pm

    I’m glad they held it all together for 40 mins. They learned how much it hurt last week. Glad we could fight back every time they did.
    Free throws and fouls were uneven, but we let them get inside too much and were swiping for bad fouls.
    Whew…. I can sleep good tonight finally.

  218. FloridaTed February 19, 2009 8:24 pm

    We need two consistent long range shooters and this team would be something…., maybe next year.

  219. jm2375 February 19, 2009 8:27 pm

    Possible Tsai-ko combine events
    1) # trips thru the buffet line
    2) how low can you go
    3) 50 question, 1 minute Tsai-ko trivia quiz
    4) # CR/Jaeger shots taken before having to lie down in the back of the room
    5) Dodge the lead slippah

    :mrgreen: 😆 🙄

  220. jm2375 February 19, 2009 8:29 pm

    Looks like I will go undrafted…

  221. Garret February 19, 2009 8:33 pm

    NFL Draft Scout has Veikune as the #10 DE in the draft. Jake Ingram is the #1 long snapper in the draft. Ryan Mouton isn’t listed among the top 19 CBs, but that can change depending on the combine workouts.

  222. Garret February 19, 2009 8:35 pm

    Mouton’s running backwards test will be critical for his draft position. Interesting that if a player runs backwards slowly they disregard his fast 40-yard time.

    One of the most critical drills for defensive backs is the backpedal drill. It requires each player to backpedal 10 yards, turn, then sprint another 20 in the same direction.

    “You will see more stop watches being pulled out on that drill than you’ll see on the 40 itself,” Bommarito said. “What most people have told me is you have to do that drill in equal or less time than your 40 or they will discount your 40 no matter how fast it is.”

  223. Garret February 19, 2009 8:35 pm

    The broad jump will also be important for Mouton and Veikune.

    The most telling drill for all draft prospects outside of the 40, which measures a player’s straight-line speed, is said to be the broad jump.

    The drill is an indicator of lower-body strength, needed to drive an opponent backward.

    “It’s probably the most specific drill because [it stresses] horizontal power and that’s mainly what football is all about,” said one NFC personnel executive. “That’s why you see the best athletes always jump the farthest in that drill.”

  224. Garret February 19, 2009 8:36 pm

    Happy belated Birthday Truegreen!

  225. Garret February 19, 2009 8:36 pm

    Happy Birthday 808chef!

  226. Momo February 19, 2009 8:37 pm

    I got one extra bb ticket for Sat… The first one to write me on the blog I will leave it at will call with your name.You can seat with us or go fine any open seat else where….

    what a game…They really played well as a team…Good for the boys!

  227. Garret February 19, 2009 8:38 pm

    Mike Leach and Texas Tech’s AD really don’t get along…so Texas Tech’s Chancellor met with him without the AD around and they quickly agreed on Leach’s contract extension.

    All it took was a simple talk between Texas Tech football coach
    Mike Leach and chancellor Kent Hance to hammer out one of the most contentious contract negotiations in Red Raiders history.

    Leach said he doesn’t know if the contract would have been finalized without Hance agreeing to meet him alone Thursday. Hance said they met for about three hours, but contract talks only lasted 10-15 minutes.

  228. Garret February 19, 2009 8:39 pm

    Hi Momo! I’m glad that the basketball team won and hopefully they can get on a roll that carries them through the WAC tournament.

  229. Garret February 19, 2009 8:41 pm

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

    The latest TSA airport security measure is a device that is supposed to sense hostile *intentions* in people. Instead of scanning physical baggage the device will scan for emotional baggage.

  230. Garret February 19, 2009 8:41 pm

    Study found that these new solar cell materials could significantly reduce the cost of solar photovoltaics, potentially leading to widespread adoption of solar power.

  231. Garret February 19, 2009 8:42 pm

    Article on how to use an iPhone as a wireless laptop modem.

  232. Garret February 19, 2009 8:42 pm

    Windows 7 beta testers are complaining that Microsoft is ignoring their feedback and this article concludes that it is being rushed to market without adequate testing or even acknowledgement of beta tester feedback.

  233. Garret February 19, 2009 8:42 pm

    German man was arrested for trying to smuggle *40 tons* of coral harvested off the coast of the Philippines into the port at Portland.

  234. Garret February 19, 2009 8:43 pm

    Free play links pau.

  235. jm2375 February 19, 2009 8:49 pm

    Garret – #229 – guess that means 90% of travelers will be detained… 🙂

  236. JaM February 19, 2009 8:56 pm

    Hi everybody!

    Happy B-day to CRW and Truegreen!

  237. FloridaTed February 19, 2009 8:57 pm

    jn2375, LOL.

  238. JaM February 19, 2009 8:57 pm

    Hey, I want tickets!

    (Is it too late?)

  239. al ™ February 19, 2009 8:57 pm



    February 19th, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    Possible Tsai-ko combine events
    1) # trips thru the buffet line
    2) how low can you go
    3) 50 question, 1 minute Tsai-ko trivia quiz
    4) # CR/Jaeger shots taken before having to lie down in the back of the room
    5) Dodge the lead slippah

    please explain to us exactly what you mean by #2?
    and who will document said length of time?

  240. A-House February 19, 2009 9:01 pm


    I like enta the “how low can you go” contest.

    I can put both palms flat on the ground while in a squatting position!

  241. al ™ February 19, 2009 9:02 pm

    ahouse….you kidding me right?

    by my calculations you quit going to bars at age 20??

  242. al ™ February 19, 2009 9:03 pm

    ahouse…..tomw you will get a surprise. we were told this today at the cc. see what you miss out on.

    sorry, cannot tell you because of the cc rules.

    sleep tight my brother.

  243. bighilofan2 February 19, 2009 9:04 pm

    you coming Hilo this Sat?

  244. al ™ February 19, 2009 9:04 pm

    ahouse…..not how long to sit on hands. its how long you can go you know what? or has it been that long ago?

  245. al ™ February 19, 2009 9:07 pm

    good win. i, too, was worried when we ran out the shot clock as ralphie described. deja vu i thought.

    rob25 i did watch it live tonight. i guess the boss was in a good mood. she even gave up her show for the game.

  246. al ™ February 19, 2009 9:08 pm

    you just gotta love mike…..he pops in every now and then only to dangle the proverbial carrot.

    yah, tough decisions ahead for the ad.

  247. d1島 February 19, 2009 9:26 pm


    So they do time DB’s running backwards
    …and pretty crazy criteria at that!

  248. SteveM February 19, 2009 9:27 pm

    Re: #239
    Al — # 2, when we witnessed that at the BIG Karaoke Call, we were all too stunned to take pix. But you know, what happens at a K-call stays at the K-Call … unless you have a phone, camera, or camcorder…. 😐

    BTW, admission is free but there is a “duty” on audio and video devices brought in this Saturday. $5 for audio recorders, $10 for cameras and $15 for camcorders. Proceeds go to funding the next K-Call.

    jm2375 — no Jaeger Bomber has ever crashed on site.

    …… just kidding about the audio-video device duty… 😆

  249. jm2375 February 19, 2009 9:56 pm

    al – since you were late to the cc, what happens at the cc stays at the cc. 😆

  250. jm2375 February 19, 2009 9:59 pm

    so what time is the drawing? just checking how late I gotta stay up.

  251. Ralph February 19, 2009 10:10 pm

    JP davis coming up on channel 6 news-his court appearance..

  252. jm2375 February 19, 2009 10:27 pm

    Did I scare everyone away? I seem to do that a lot…

  253. Garret February 19, 2009 10:29 pm


    Yes, I think you were the one who was wondering if they timed DBs running backwards. I didn’t realize that they threw out the 40-yard time if the DB couldn’t run backwards fast enough!

  254. Garret February 19, 2009 10:30 pm


    I’m guessing that parents traveling with their children will set off that emotional baggage meter at airports!

  255. Garret February 19, 2009 10:32 pm

    Miami’s head coach confirmed that they will draft or sign a center and Samson will have to compete for his spot on the Dolphins.

    He also made it very clear starting center Samson Satele is going to be in for a battle for the starting center job — especially when the Dolphins sign or draft his replacement.

    Q. What is Samson Satele’s status and will he be your starting center?

    A. Samson’s obviously a member of our football team right now. Whether or not he’s our starting center?
    One of the things I think everyone of our players know on my team is that there’s going to be competition at every position always. We feel that makes us better.

  256. d1島 February 19, 2009 10:37 pm

    less than an hour-and-a-half left today….

    oh well….


  257. HiFlyer February 19, 2009 10:53 pm

    “Hey, I want tickets”

  258. homey ℞ February 19, 2009 10:54 pm

    And the winner of the tickets is…

  259. kama krab February 19, 2009 10:59 pm

    Wheres ST, I like know who won the tickets. Gotta go sleep pretty soon.

  260. al ™ February 19, 2009 11:19 pm

    kama…go bed already. i will win the tix and give em to tom.

  261. kama krab February 19, 2009 11:21 pm

    Ho man gotta go sleep already. Gotta wake up early for annadah long day at work. Man I wanted to know who won the tickets but I guess gotta wait till tomorrow. Haw dat sucks. j/k

    Nah everybody have a great night holding up the fort and I will see you all tomorrow for hopefully some more good news about the coaching staff.

    K-den peeps

  262. kama krab February 19, 2009 11:26 pm

    Yah Al I going sleep already. I went small kine fall asleep on the computer. Been working to much hours at work and after the work with my son. Ho man my son run laps around me. Gotta start getting into shape or else bradda goin run me over before he reach preschool. LOL

  263. Sabut20 February 19, 2009 11:31 pm

    Hey I got tickets!

    See you there!

  264. Committed Road Warrior February 19, 2009 11:49 pm

    One last mahalo for the birthday well-wishes. Maybe next year I’ll try to break out and do something other than my usual daily routine. We’ll see.


  265. kama krab February 19, 2009 11:56 pm

    Oh one more ting before I go sleep

    Happy Birthday to Committed Road Warrior and Truegreen.

  266. kama krab February 19, 2009 11:57 pm

    K now I can go sleep.

  267. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 19, 2009 11:59 pm

    808Chef- you coming to the KK on Saturday?
    Hauoli Lahanau!!!

    Kazz- re Fresno fans… ROTFLMAO!!!

  268. SteveM February 20, 2009 12:02 am

    …for the early morning
    Bighilofan2 — please check your gmail account.
    Bighilofan2 — then check on “Kakanui”
    Bighilofan2 — then put on your beads…I know you got! 😆

    Goodnight everyone!

  269. Cindy (or Cenn) February 20, 2009 12:13 am

    a little late but, Happy Birthday to CRW and TrueGreen!!

  270. Cindy (or Cenn) February 20, 2009 12:15 am

    Arirang posts above….omgosh, I was cracking up so hard; those were da days!! Then there was Stoplight…..

  271. SteveM February 20, 2009 12:16 am

    Hey Liz — you find a duet partner for Saturday yet? I know its difficult to find a Tsai-ko at the same choir level as you… one in a million at this point. 🙂


  272. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 20, 2009 12:22 am

    SteveM- notchet.
    I was cooking up something with d1 in mind until he reminded me Genjis got no Phantoms 🙁

  273. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 20, 2009 12:23 am

    SteveM- I’m coming to sit in hushed silence at the feet of las vegas and concentrate on my nabeyaki udon!

  274. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER February 20, 2009 12:25 am

    Nitey nite and sweet Warrior dreams!

  275. Chad February 20, 2009 1:17 am

    Hey Uncle Steve,

    I was thinking I want the tickets but if I can go, I’ll be asking Rico so I can sit where they DJ 🙂 Oh btw, you guys should eat at church instead of eating out. Stay with allie! haha. One more thing, you should post up pictures of Dev doing fire dancing. That would be nice.

  276. bighilofan2 February 20, 2009 3:33 am

    Hiya Tsaikos everywhere.

    SteveM, gotcha.

  277. Stretch February 20, 2009 4:19 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Cindy (or Cenn):
    February 20th, 2009 at 12:15 am
    Arirang posts above….omgosh, I was cracking up so hard; those were da days!! Then there was Stoplight…..

    emmm, excuse me, how would you know??

  278. bighilofan2 February 20, 2009 4:25 am

    i know i know. 😆

  279. bighilofan2 February 20, 2009 4:53 am

    Welcome to Hawaii Chris Tormey! welcome welcome. help us beat everybody this year!

    great article in the HA. but hard to find the sports page when you google honolulu advertise. its missing on the cover page.

    anyway, it really looks like Chris Tormey is a good hire. i mean, the Hawaii recruiter for udub the last several years, former head coach at Idaho and Nevada. knows a lot of the high school coaches in Hawaii. defensive coordinator at udub for along time too. As a head coach, Tormey said he devoted much of his attention to defense and special teams. we need somebody who knows what they’re doing, they can rub off on our other guyz.

    is it just me? I’m getting the feeling that Coach Mack ain’t going to be the congeniality contest winner. He’s looking to win and i’m loving it!

  280. bighilofan2 February 20, 2009 4:57 am

    i meant EXCELLENT hire and should have said it that way.
    We got lucky with both Shaw and Torney. Thank you Sarkisian.
    For awhile there, i was miffed at Torney for poachin Teo-Neishem outta Hawaii Prep a few years back. T-N was the bugga terrorizing Colt in the UDub game 2 years ago at Aloha Stadium.

  281. ChrisInSeattle February 20, 2009 5:01 am

    From a current Washington student who grew up attending UH football games (season tickets since I was born :p), Tormey is a great hire. He was the best recruiter on the old staff here. I think you will all enjoy him being around.

  282. bighilofan2 February 20, 2009 5:03 am

    Coach Mack is reteaching me the meaning of the word Patience. He’ll be gone in 4 years. Lets go along for the ride, full of hope. I just wish we neva sign up Central Arkansas for the first game. they get turmoil, sounds like.

  283. bighilofan2 February 20, 2009 5:13 am

    Thanks for the affirmation ChrisinSeattle.

    Jimmy Donovan,

    howzit howzit. Now you gotta set higher sights for Coach Mack, and don’t get distraughted by the virus e-bolla. i think of da women’s basketball team this way. what are the girls’ inputs? is Marilyn saying anything?

    look at how much $$ wbb is wasting. I mean, Bolla’s crowds can’t even pay the electricity bill. pathetic. and i mean his crowds. the people who turn out gotta all be related to the players and coaches. if i attended a few games, i’d probably know all the fans by name, get so few. i know 2 regular attendeez. tsaikos. gotta be nawtz. 😀 or they go to look at the chicks. 😆

  284. bighilofan2 February 20, 2009 5:24 am

    Mr. Donovan,
    Mr. Nash,

    watching UH at Fresno last nite, seeing the big BOWS on their jerseys, listening to the announcers calling them WARRIORS, I wuz all confused.

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