2014 schedule

The Rainbow Warriors’ 2014 schedule has been announced. Save these dates:

Aug. 30 — Washington

Sept. 6 — Oregon State

Sept. 13 — Northern Iowa

Sept. 20 — At Colorado

Sept. 27 — Bye

Oct. 4 — At Rice

Oct. 11 — Wyoming

Oct. 18 — At San Diego State

Oct. 25 — Nevada

Nov. 1 — Utah State

Nov. 8 — At Colorado State

Nov. 15 — At San Jose State

Nov. 22 — UNLV

Nov. 29 — At Fresno State

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Ryan Blangiardi is the Rainbow Warriors’ assistant director of football operations.

I’m not sure when he started the job because he’s so humble he didn’t announce it. His duties include assisting with, well, everything. If you call UH football’s main number, that’s also Blangiardi answering the phone.

He’s smart, diligent and willing to put experience over paychecks. His position is considered a “casual hire.”

Blangiardi worked the past season as assistant video coordinator. He knows a thing or two about that. His father is Rick Blangiardi, who pioneered the modern era of Warrior football telecasts.

Ryan Blangiardi also has worked in Chaminade athletics and served as district executive of Boys Scouts of America/Hawaii.

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Off-sports topic:

I don’t mind paying a monthly fee for trash pickup as long as I can buy a second bin. One is not enough.


  1. papajoe2 February 20, 2014 7:43 am


  2. papajoe2 February 20, 2014 7:44 am

    Welcome aboard Ryan!

  3. koakane ip5 February 20, 2014 7:47 am



  4. koakane ip5 February 20, 2014 7:47 am

    and eha

  5. tommui February 20, 2014 7:51 am


    Does Ryan have a Bostonian accent? 🙂

    If Ryan is half the guy his father is, we got a winner!

  6. papajoe2 February 20, 2014 7:53 am

    Never played nickel machines for money but when we went to Nationals, my friend would play for hours. I’m talking 8 hours or more. But they used to take our football bets. We were in high school and won every week until the guys in a big black cadillac that ultimately pays us, wanted to meet us and delivered our money personally. Those guys were huge and intimidating. We quit gambling after that.

  7. koakane ip5 February 20, 2014 7:54 am

    wow PC area was with no electricity around 12:40 till about 7

    no matter looking like a sunny day in the 809

    pardon my manners shout out to tsaiko’s, tsaikette’s, rainbow Kane’s and wahines also da hawn at heart

  8. koakane ip5 February 20, 2014 7:59 am

    beeg weekend for UH teams so come peeps go to one and let’s cheer Hawaii athletes on

    men baseball and women’s softball along with men’s basketball is at home good luck to all

  9. koakane ip5 February 20, 2014 8:01 am

    where the hell is 809 e kala mai reaching for the hot kope and blogging no can

  10. 1 February 20, 2014 8:01 am

    1? Is it “Ryan” or “Byan”?

  11. A-House February 20, 2014 8:02 am

    Hello everybody, hello
    Hello from the land of sunshine
    Where cloudy skies abound
    H – E – L – L – O
    I really meant it
    H – E _ L – L- O

  12. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:04 am

    Aloha all! Just a follow-up to some of the baseball discussion that was on the tail-end of our discussion last night. 321 jalansky:

    I faced Tatsuno (tats) in many practive bats, not in games, he is 4-5 years my senior, but in practices. And let us not even consider the velocity he get got on the ball, if you look at old footage of him, an insane amount of torque was placed into his pitching. He woule usually let you hit, so he would be taking it really easy on us young guys, but if you ever got the better of him, he would come at you at like 80-90 percent and it would blow your mind.

    His slider was especially wicked. Especially, batting as a switch, it just fell off. Moreover, he had incredible precision to keep it constantly within 2-3 inches of your knees. And then play with you, always progressing an inch or so, further away. Next think you know, you are swinging like a fool, at a pitch that is near Kaamilo. (a main road in aiea)

  13. papajoe2 February 20, 2014 8:12 am

    H-E-L-L-O or J-E-L-L-O?

  14. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 8:14 am

    When I lived in Kapahulu in college, there was an “arcade” store in what is now the Safeway shopping center. I walked in, and noticed there was a slot machine. Guys were getting papers from the machine, then walking to the cashier. Boing! It dawned on me there was money to be made — or lost. As beginner’s luck would have it, I made some money. Then I told my wife, and she went there and made money. And we went the next day and saw a bunch of cars with blue lights surrounding the place.

  15. BigWave96744 February 20, 2014 8:15 am

    I think you can request a 2nd trash bin for free.
    Also you can use any trash bin (black, blue, green) as an additional bin on the respective trash pickup day.
    If you still need more, just borrow from the A-house Ohana

  16. jm2375 February 20, 2014 8:16 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Welcome to Mr. Blangiardi.

    GO Volleybows!! Beat the Spoiled Children!
    GO Basketbows (kane & Wahine)! Beat the Anteaters!
    GO Softbows! Beat da Spartans!

  17. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 8:18 am

    I know someone in the media biz who somehow managed to get a few gray bins. But too many were put out one day, and the sanitation department came and took away one of the bins.
    The lesson: Give more beer at Christmas.

  18. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 8:20 am

    I like(d) Mayor Caldwell. But when did he become the relative who keeps asking for money?

  19. jm2375 February 20, 2014 8:22 am

    BW – #15 – I was told NOT to use the BLUE bin as an additional green waste bin. They won’t pick it up.

  20. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 8:23 am

    On an unrelated matter about unrelated matters:
    Whatever happened to Andy Mirikitani?
    Or Rene Mansho?

  21. jm2375 February 20, 2014 8:24 am

    😳 Go BaseBows!

  22. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 8:24 am

    Let me tell you, it’s dark and I’m old and diabetic and sometimes I can’t tell the difference between green and blue bins.

  23. BigWave96744 February 20, 2014 8:24 am

    Oh, I guess gotta go with plan “B” and the midnight trash distribution

  24. BigWave96744 February 20, 2014 8:27 am

    The trick when needing more green waste bins is to have leaves or branches sticking out so the guys knows it’s greenies and not paper or plastic

  25. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 8:27 am

    Big Wave:
    When I lived in Palolo, we used to leave out beer for the sanitation workers. One morning, around 4, we heard a car screech up, and there went the beer.

  26. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:30 am

    Fasi or Fasi or Fasi or Fasi?

  27. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:30 am

    Palolo Valley or Makua Valley?

  28. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 8:31 am

    Big Wave:
    Help me out here. There’s a guy from Utah. I think his name is Fred. Frank? Anyway, starts with an F. He moved here last summer. I thought he tried out for UH but apparently didn’t make it. Do you know his name? I think he’s a linebacker but his future is at fullback.

  29. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:31 am

    Katsu sause or Ketchup sauce?

  30. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 8:32 am

    Uncle Frank.
    He came to my wedding. I liked him, but our editorial writers at The Advertiser didn’t. There were some awkward moments at the buffet line.

  31. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:48 am

    30 ST—Uncle Frank was never a taste suitable for people across the board. Keeping in the spirit of this being a sports blog, many folks do not know, that his son, Dave Fasi, was an elite water polo player at Harvard, and is in their athletic hall of fame.

  32. leahi2 February 20, 2014 8:52 am

    ST: The lady living nearby my home said she recently called the Refuse Dept. to request a second trash bin (green) . She was denied. The explanation was that about 8 months ago they came out with a new a new policy of allowing only one per home. I wish I knew what was going on here. The city taxes us for the Rail. It increases the sewage fees every year. So now it wants to charge $10 for trash pick up. Then again there’s the ever rising property taxes. Some on the mainland complain about how the government nickels and dimes you to death. Here in Honolulu its way worse than that. So they say that the police need a hefty pay raise as does all the other city employees. Pretty soon only the rich can live here! Auwe! and I mean away we go!

  33. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:55 am

    Alex Trebex or Alex Kaloi?

  34. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:56 am

    Buzzs steakhouse or Charthouse?

  35. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:57 am

    Atlantis or the Point After?

  36. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:58 am

    Black Orchid or the original Nicks Fishmarket?

  37. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 8:59 am

    Club cho chos or Club Domikos?

  38. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 9:00 am

    Club Jubliee or Club Pango Pango?

  39. Creative721 February 20, 2014 9:00 am

    @Stephen Tsai: The last bit of news I heard about Rene Mansho was she used to work for some metal recycling company called Schnitzer Steel. As for Mirikitani, I think he’s living in Arizona or something according to a 2010 article. Not sure what he’s doing though.

  40. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 9:01 am

    Coaks Roost or the Crow’s Nest?

  41. BigWave96744 February 20, 2014 9:01 am

    Not a guy starting with “F”, but last August you reported of a Utah Full Back Ray Mulitalo who possibly will join the team.

    Savon Moniz QB/RB/LB out of Silverado, LV and UNLV tried to get in but a communication mixup deflated that deal.

    Hmmmm, still checking on the “F” guy from Utah

  42. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 9:03 am

    Maharaja or Taj Mahal ?

  43. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 9:05 am

    Whitneys or Honeys?

  44. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 9:07 am

    Father Bray or Eddie Hamada?

  45. leahi2 February 20, 2014 9:12 am

    ST: Further comment—-forgot to add the recycling fees that we pay for bottles and aluminum cans. When will this end? Well anyhow you better hold on to your gray trash bin and smile while we await the next …….rip off? Have you ever wondered about trash bin theft? It might be coming soon.

  46. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 20, 2014 9:12 am

    Mirikitani lives in like Texas or something.

    Mansho was with Schnitzer Steel for a while. Now she organizes the “go green recycling” day that you see at various schools.

  47. BigWave96744 February 20, 2014 9:14 am

    BTW, is this “F” guy a Haole dude?
    Last week I went to the UH Baseball game and cut through Ching Field to see some of the DB’s working out. I then saw this Haole guy, who was pretty ripped, running 40 yard dashes. I didn’t recognize him and was wondering if this was a guy getting ready for the walkon auditions.

    I also saw Charles Clay, Jr and Tony Grimes running 40’s and getting ready for Pro Day.

  48. BigWave96744 February 20, 2014 9:17 am

    Oh this ripped guy reminded me of Joel Ragsdale who tried out at RB/LB 2 years ago, made the spring squad but not the fall. Only thing with a little more upper body muscles.

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2014 9:18 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 😉

    What a byootiful morning it is.

    Got a head line for Tsai’s rubbish predicament –

    Too Much Rubbish: Trashy Blog Host willing to pay $10 extra but wants another bin.

  50. gobows February 20, 2014 9:24 am


    Black orchid…was that at restaurant row, co-owned by tom selleck?

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2014 9:24 am

    Nice to see the Blangiardi name out there. Good luck to the youngster.

  52. NorthShoreFan February 20, 2014 9:25 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day…

    Rene is very active in the Wahiawa community..

  53. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 9:26 am

    50. Yup, thats the one.

  54. NorthShoreFan February 20, 2014 9:30 am

    Announcer’s Hall of Fame…
    Best Football Duo…Leahy and Blangiardi..
    Baseball…Al Michaels….Don Robbs…Les Keiter….Leahy

  55. jm2375 February 20, 2014 9:31 am

    tommui – groupon for Honolulu Burger Co. today. 😀

  56. BigWave96744 February 20, 2014 9:33 am

    LSU QB, Stephen Rivers, is graduating in May and will transfer. He will have 2 to play 2
    He was recruited by UCLA when Norm was the OC and is also the younger brother of Phillip Rivers (who played for Norm at NC State)

  57. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 9:35 am

    Armand Chong or Malia Kamisugi?

  58. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2014 9:36 am

    #56 – Nice. Is he interested in Hawaii by any chance?

  59. jalansky February 20, 2014 9:36 am

    12, Boolakanaka: Aiea Field to Kaamilo St., I know what you mean (I’m from Pearl City, and played at that field). The word “fan” meaning strikeout comes to mind. In that game I mentioned, Tatsuno had the Oregon players “fanning” (not “swinging”) at the pitches . . . A person mentioned John Matias yesterday, and it brought to mind what I consider to be one of the greatest feats ever in local high school athletics: Matias’ four home runs in four consecutive at-bats at Honolulu Stadium in the state championship game. It is mentioned here in a heartfelt recap of the Matias family in Hawaii: http://sabr.org/bioproj/person/36aae208.

  60. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 9:54 am

    59…Very nice feature on Matias! Many people don’t realize that Tats, if I recall correctly still holds two NCAA records, one, strikeouts, per 9 innings, where he had 234—Derek Tatsuno, Hawaii, 1979 (174.1 inn.) and one of only 2 guys that had 20 wins in a season.

  61. BigWave96744 February 20, 2014 9:58 am

    DPK, he’s looking for a team that runs the Pro Style offense. The plus side is his brother’s Senior Year at NC State. In 1 season under Norm’s offense he threw for 4,491 yards and 34 touchdowns and was named ACC POY and ACC Athlete of the Year.

  62. gobows February 20, 2014 10:03 am


    Volleyball…no one comes close to scott robbs.

  63. Manoa Mist February 20, 2014 10:04 am

    February 19th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Gotta throw in some football. One guy that folks never really talk about, but he was with the a Raiders during some of their glory years is Arthur Smith. Played at Radford, was actually a running back, and then played at LB in college, was from around Halawa way. Anyone remember him?

    Hey Boolakanaka.
    I got an Arthur Smith story for you. One of the strongest dudes I ever seen. He used to play hoops with us down at Lehua Park back in the day. I believe he was on the Raiders practice squad at least one year.
    We had a 6’2, 270 guy who was one of the bulls at the park and one day he and Arthur were battling. Arthur just picked the guy up and put him out of the key – like he was a little kid. That was the end of the battle!
    But I remember him as a really good guy.

  64. Manoa Mist February 20, 2014 10:09 am

    I also believe it was Arthur who told us this story about the Raiders. Jon Matuszak (sp?) the crazy dude who played for them once kidnapped a Mormon missionary who had come by and he made the guy smoke and drink all the way back to Utah before he let him go. Something like that – remember I heard this story about 30 years ago. But I’m sure it was true.

  65. gobows February 20, 2014 10:13 am


    I believe john matias is the career homerun leader at UH. Fruit dont fall far from the tree. He was also a pretty good safety at damien.

  66. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 10:18 am

    Arthur was sort of a quiet guy, but not to be messed with at all. He would take whoever of us young punks, who did’t have money or wasn’t willing to jump a fence/wall (but thats almost nobody in Halawa) to HS football games at Aloha Stadium, and explain stuff….

  67. begreen February 20, 2014 10:18 am

    Perhaps we can pay more for “premium” trash pickup.

  68. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 10:28 am

    Manoa Mist, just because you mentioned Lehua Park it reminded me of Pearl City, and the strongest QB I ever saw….Kevin Kamai, bruddha could put or 4-5 plates on each side, and lift with ease.

  69. NorthShoreFan February 20, 2014 10:28 am

    Not sure if it’s just a story but someone told me that Tat’s once threw a baseball from the parking lot of Aiea baseball field to the top of the gym…

  70. tommui February 20, 2014 10:29 am

    #55 jm2375

    In my twilight years, hamburgers are my passion.


  71. Shoko February 20, 2014 10:30 am

    2014 Mountain West football schedule was announced today, so folks can make travel arrangements.


  72. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 10:35 am

    69–Not sure if actually did it, but he could have if he wanted to..and rather easily. The big baseball lore story, was this guy named Guy Horie, I played with his younger brother Dean (they both went to Iolani later) and he smacked one in the swimming pool, clear on the other side of the gym….That is quite a poke, I think there were some bounces involved.

  73. gobows February 20, 2014 10:36 am


    In the early 80’s i used to borrow my cousins cruiser, bike down from halawa heights to aloha and hide it in the bushes and sneak into the oia games at the stadium. I had id for the ilh games.

  74. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 10:41 am

    That’s right … Ray… yeah, Ray with an F.
    Thanks, Big Wave

  75. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 10:42 am

    Just so people know, Big Wave is actually a big-wave surfer.
    As opposed to my pal, DPK, who might not be a “kid.”

  76. Andrew February 20, 2014 10:43 am

    Wow ending the regular season on the road @ Fresno State. At least they gave them a bye before going all the way to Rice.

  77. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 10:51 am

    Gobows, those were the days huh? At present, we live in such a different environment, but what I still recall on going to those triple- header ILH games, is the smell of saimin on a cool evening, then the game, then maybe checking out private school girls….but in that order.

  78. Buffoman February 20, 2014 10:56 am

    What is Gerald Ako doing these days? I remember back in the day when he was the man coming out of Aiea and I thought was the local kid that started Rainbow Baseball’s success. I think he was a year or two ahead of Tats.

  79. 99club February 20, 2014 10:58 am

    Not a bad schedule, from the looks of things. I’m guessing the Colorado St. and San Jose St. weekends will be the road games where the team just stays on the mainland for 2 weeks. The only cold weather game looks to be at Colorado St. in November. Can’t wait!
    UH Football Schedule:
    Aug. 30 – Washington at UH.
    Sept. 6 – Oregon State at UH.
    Sept. 13 – Northern Iowa at UH.
    Sept. 20 – UH at Colorado.
    Sept. 27 – Open.
    Oct. 4 – UH at Rice.
    Oct. 11 – Wyoming at UH.
    Oct. 18 – UH at San Diego State.
    Oct. 25 – Nevada at UH.
    Nov. 1 – Utah State at UH.
    Nov. 8 – UH at Colorado State.
    Nov. 15 – UH at San Jose State.
    Nov. 22 – UNLV at UH.
    Nov. 29 — UH at Fresno State.
    Dec. 6 – Mountain West Championship game.

  80. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 10:59 am

    As we were referring to our memories of great athletic feats and lore, some with much more veracity than others, in that spirit, I think it is appropriate to submit:

    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.” – Winston Churchill

  81. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 11:01 am

    I use to live down the street from Mr. Ako, and he is two years tats senior. He spent a fair amount of time in the minors, and actually played some other positions, other than pitcher. If I am not mistaken, bruddha is now on Kaua’i.

  82. NorthShoreFan February 20, 2014 11:01 am

    Gerald Ako is a business agent on Kauai…still mellow as ever..

  83. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 11:04 am

    pipikaula or beef jerky?

  84. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 11:06 am

    What’s a business agent?

  85. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 11:07 am

    It’s a tough schedule but I think there are three possible casino cities on the road — Fresno, San Jose and San Diego.

  86. ai-eee-soos February 20, 2014 11:08 am

    Yup – the schedule aint bad.

    1. bye week between road games @ Colo and Rice

    2. home game after road at Rice

    3. only one “altitude” conference game, this one at Colo State

    “only difficulty” are the 2 consecutive road games @ CSU & SJSU.

    Yup, aint bad at all.


  87. Truman February 20, 2014 11:08 am

    #352-papajoe2, gotta pursue this as I mentioned yesterday that this has been bugging me off and on for many years. Papajoe, you mentioned National Billiards and I think this is the place that I was trying to remember. Where was it located? What’s the connection with Herbie Plews and is he the former Islander baseball player?

  88. NorthShoreFan February 20, 2014 11:10 am

    Union rep..

  89. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 11:11 am

    Stephen “silver lining” Tsai. Those first 6 games are pretty rugged.

  90. Truman February 20, 2014 11:11 am

    The mention of Matias being the HR leader for UH reminds me of a couple of great hitters that I don’t hear much about today. One of my favorites because of his stature was Greg Oniate. He was one of the best hitters even though he was pretty short and stocky. The other HR hitter that I got to meet was Joey Meyer who gave me a Brewers bat that he autographed.

  91. Truman February 20, 2014 11:13 am

    Business agents remind me of syndicate people so:
    Nappy Pulawa or Larrry Mehau.

  92. Pomai February 20, 2014 11:13 am

    So with the schedule out I guess we can expect to be able to buy our season tickets next month???????????????????????????????????????????

  93. Truman February 20, 2014 11:15 am

    Chris Hemmeter or Sukamto Sia

  94. NorthShoreFan February 20, 2014 11:16 am

    not sure if those guys were union peeps or “organizers”..

  95. NorthShoreFan February 20, 2014 11:17 am

    Sukamto went calaboose yeah?

  96. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 11:18 am

    Truman, speaking of good hitters, I also use to live by Vern Ramie. Greg Oniate, was like a effing hitting machine, feet, minus a torso, chest and arms, and hitting everything in site.

  97. Bugaz February 20, 2014 11:21 am

    Looks like I will be shooting for the Calorado, SDSU, and SJSU games on the road.

  98. Truman February 20, 2014 11:22 am

    Ok, talking about syndicate people reminds me of a funny story when I was a sporting goods rep (calling on schools and teams) in my early days. I had Roy Ryder (known hit man) come in with another guy whose name I forgot but Roy tells me his friend needs a size 9 and a size 10 which puzzled me until I looked at his one foot which had his toes sliced off. I chuckled but didn’t want to laugh too hard. Roy showed me some crater looking pits on his body which he said were bullet holes. I also remember delivering stuff to this service station in Kaneohe past Servco which had a backroom where they played cards. Roy asked me if I wanted to join them but politely declined.

  99. Bugaz February 20, 2014 11:22 am

    7 home games…yes!

  100. Bugaz February 20, 2014 11:23 am

    MWC Championship game would be nice too, if we’re in it.

  101. Bugaz February 20, 2014 11:24 am

    And the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

  102. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 11:24 am

    For me, Hemmeter is the more tragic story. Almost something out of Scott Fitzgerald. In the end, he made the crucial mistake that is almost rule 1 of tycoon real estate development. The secret of the game has always been to utilize debt financing, in both the initial stages, as well as a counter to the bank.

    Chris, lost his fortune, that is to say, his own money, when he could not obtained further dollars from traditional banking/financing for his New Orleans project, and used whatever fortune, he still had in liquidity. Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

  103. Truman February 20, 2014 11:25 am

    NSF, yep Sia went calaboose.

  104. Bugaz February 20, 2014 11:25 am

    Looking forward to this season. Let’s go Warriors!!!

  105. Truman February 20, 2014 11:27 am

    Boo, I met Vern when he and some friends were trying to start a retail business but it went under.

  106. NorthShoreFan February 20, 2014 11:28 am

    102…so true..

  107. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 11:28 am

    Hmmn, I know some of the Ryder ohana. These folks are from ST’s alma mater, he and Nappy Pulawa. We should tread more lighly around ST or at least give a form of makana (tribute/gift)…..

  108. Truman February 20, 2014 11:32 am

    I am starting to remember some things that went on during rep days. Remember Spindrifters in Kahala? I think that’s were I sat down with Cal Lee to talk about shoes for his team and I believe Craig Stutzman’s mom worked there or owned the place?

  109. jm2375 February 20, 2014 11:34 am

    ILH triple headers @ Aloha Stadium. Pac-Five almost always played in the first game. At least it got us out of school early. Had to trek up to MPI to catch da bus to da Stadium, since I wasn’t in da band.

  110. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 11:35 am

    If we are not careful, we are going to hear that ST is good friends with “Uncle Charlie”. Yes, it would bode well for all of us, if we were to get ST some nice Apple products or something, before we have an unusual view of Maili Beach.

  111. Truman February 20, 2014 11:35 am

    Boo, interesting reading from Land and Power in Hawaii by Gavan Daws about Roosevelt HS and the connections. Let me see if I can get some quotes for ST. Roy Ryder used to live on Lilipuni Rd in Kaneohe and had some action over there. Spent many years living in Kaneohe because of my long time girlfriend.

  112. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 11:36 am

    jm2375…can walking 4 or 5 blocks be considered “treking?”

  113. Truman February 20, 2014 11:37 am

    ST/Boo, here’s a clip of that book about Roosevelt HS that was interesting:

    “Hawaii, even in boom years, even in the early 1980s … always functioned as a small place.
    This could lead to personal associations that might seem surprising to people not born in the Islands.
    Take Roosevelt High School in Honolulu in 1952. The varsity and junior varsity football squads of that year included Wilford K. (“Nappy”) Pulawa, Roy R. Ryder, Sherwin K. “Sharkey” Fellezs, Dante K. Carpenter, Arthur Hoke, Spencer K. Schutte and Larry D. Price.
    Other classmates of Pulawa, not on the football teams, included Danny Kaleikini and Matthew S.K. Pyun Jr.
    Pulawa went on to head the Hawaii syndicate from about 1969 to 1975. He was in federal prison 1975-1984.
    Ryder became a gunman and admitted killer, who eventually turned prosecution witness; his testimony on 1975 was instrumental in convicting Pulawa.
    Fellezs became an entertainer. During Pulawa’s trials Fellezs testified that he served as a front for several of Pulawa’s real estate investments.
    Carpenter became a successful politician on the Big Island, elected to the County Council and State Senate; in 1984 he was elected Big Island mayor.
    Arthur Hoke became a police captain on the Big Island.
    Schutte became a Honolulu policeman and later a Big Island rancher and councilman.
    Price became a celebrity in various ways: as coach of the University of Hawaii football team, then a reporter for KITV television and an announcer on K-59 radio.
    Kaleikini became an extremely successful entertainer, and
    Pryne an accomplished lawyer and part-time state district court judge. . . .
    The cases of Kalikini and Pyun appear to illustrate how school friendships might lead to later associations that some might find questionable.
    In Kalikiki’s case, according to Sharkey Fellezs’ testimony in the Pulawa trials, it was a friendship formed at the University of Hawaii with Fellezs.
    When Pulawa was putting together his Forbidden City real estate deal in 1972-1973, he approached Kaleikini through Fellezs to serve as a front. The project was to emphasize entertainment, and Kaleikini’s involvement would lend an appearance of substance and legitimacy.
    During Pulawa’s second tax trial, Fellezs testified that, “Danny and I being fraternity brothers,” he was the best person to approach Kaleikini. Fellezs said that “Nappy said fine.” Fellezs then arranged for the three (and one or two others) to meet at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel.
    Fellezs went on: “When Danny came up, I explained the whole project to Danny. We didn’t need his money, $35,000, because we had any amount of money that we needed already . . . All we wanted to do was laundry the money. Rinse our money out…
    “All we needed was Danny to come in and be a front. We would give him back his money.
    “On top of that we would give him stock in Pacific Monarch (the front corporation). In fact, I made him an officer.”…
    ~ ~ ~
    The Forbidden City real estate deal included running a nightclub on the property that was to emphasize Hawaiian musical talent.
    Henry Huihui told a reporter in 1978 that he first became acquainted with Pulawa about 1970 over concerns they shared about a land issue in Kalama Valley, Oahu, that had a good deal to do with Hawaiians.”

  114. jm2375 February 20, 2014 11:38 am

    3 t-gates in a row to start the season! 😆 But no post-Thanksgiving t-gate. 🙁 Nevada or USU for Homecoming?

  115. jm2375 February 20, 2014 11:41 am

    boola – uphill! Through mud sometimes, used to cut through BusAd and the MPI baseball field. Plus, walking by the stink tree by Sinclair Library was never fun.

  116. Andrew February 20, 2014 11:42 am


    In the future, if UH is to ever make it there, that could be another home game too if they have a better record than the mountain divison rep.

  117. Kalani February 20, 2014 11:48 am

    Stephen – you should try reducing your material consumption and the amount of waste you produce. You know – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

  118. BigWave96744 February 20, 2014 11:52 am

    Ray Mulitalo father is Foga’a Mulitalo. Maybe that’s where you remember the “F” name.
    His brother Ryan signed with BYU in 2009 then went on an LDS mission.
    He returned and played with Ray at Snow College in 2011 and 2012.
    If he comes with Ray, he could walkon at Oline for his Senior Year. He’s listed at 6’3”, 325 lbs

  119. Truman February 20, 2014 11:53 am

    al, yesterdy you mentioned a big aussie that you hope UH would get. Is that the Emmanual Malou guy or another guy? Malou’s a big guy at 6’9″ but considered a small forward.

  120. A-House February 20, 2014 11:54 am


    your #81 – his son married my niece and Ako lives on Kauai – see him all the time at family gatherings.

  121. jimmy the lock February 20, 2014 11:55 am

    What? You fellows neva visit Waipahu? What other city had one drive-in theater , bowling alley, skating rink, pool halls, skyslide, go cart racing, movie theater, bars with ugly hostesses, professional quality baseball field, and finally a sugar mill.

    And no forget Wigwam and Gems aka Holiday Mart aka Daiei aka Don Quijote.

  122. Inyoface February 20, 2014 12:09 pm

    Hope Chow doesn’t complain how tough the schedule is. JJ had a “play anyone, anywhere” mentality. Kills the moral when your general is scared to go into battle.

  123. Boolakanaka February 20, 2014 12:17 pm

    JM 2375 oh, you private school women??! The bus that was part of my daily routine, was the no. 50 Makaha. One time I got on the last bus at ala moana, and missed my stop in Makakilo and woke up near Waianae. Had to bang on Ronald Baileys house, yes all state at St. Louis in 1980, to call my mom to pick me up. Damn she was mad!!!!

  124. aaron February 20, 2014 12:18 pm

    Tsai – CU Boulder isn’t that far from the casino town Blackhawk, CO… that’s where I am probably going this season.

  125. surfdog February 20, 2014 12:19 pm

    I heard this story about the Point After. ‘Member bothers “Bonchi” and “FOF”, where are they now? Anyway, one late night, Ronald Ching was at the back bar holding court when they announced last call. It was told that “Ronnie” as he was called, reached in his jacket, pulled out his 357 and calmly placed it on the bar. Suffice to say, they weren’t closing. Maybe someone can corroborate.

  126. jeezy33 February 20, 2014 12:23 pm

    Is 4 wins with this schedule enough to convince fans to buy in to this staff and the future? Realistically, I don’t see us going to a bowl game this year breaking in a new QB with a lot of new O linemen too. Defense has a chance to be good so you never know.

    I am going to set my expectations realistic and if this team can win 4 games with a new QB and young O line, it would give my reason to think Hawaii can go to a bowl game next year.

    Norm Chow’s biggest mistake besides having below average assistants in his 1st 2 seasons was not bringing in a QB his 1st year. Grooming someone for year 3. I wouldn’t mind the 3 win season in year 1 if it was a FR QB taking his bumps and gaining experience. Now were going to break in a new QB whether it’s Ikaika Woolsey or a mid year transfer.

  127. koakane ip5 February 20, 2014 12:25 pm

    yes now with the schedule out can make travel plans

    Stephen my understanding is you can get a free rubbish container now if you show one is not enough

  128. Andrew February 20, 2014 12:37 pm


    I think it all matters with how the team looks in general. If they win only four games but are not getting blown out in any games and keeping it close and competitive, then I think it will be easier for people to buy in. That is tough though since there has only been four wins total in the past three years and for fans standards, four wins is nothing to be happy about.

  129. old808 February 20, 2014 12:38 pm

    I see Hawaii having a chance to win 5 games but I am always hopeful for more.

  130. Jeezy33 February 20, 2014 12:46 pm

    128. I agree. I think most fans expect to win now and go to bowl game but knowing our roster, I just think it’s not likely., I’ll be content with 4 wins and keep games competitive with hope of making a bowl game next year.

    I think colt won 6 in his first year so if our qb can win 4 and show flashes of leading team, il be optimistic. If qb play is bad again, then might be time to move on

  131. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 12:52 pm

    113 Truman, I would follow-up with some of my own stories, but this board, is not the right place for such a discussion–if you know what I mean. If we ever get the good fortune of meeting , I’ll tell you some of my own personal tales……

  132. Inyoface February 20, 2014 1:02 pm

    It all depends on the defense, if they can keep it under 30, we have a shot.

  133. bowwar February 20, 2014 1:04 pm

    #98: Was it the 76 or the Shell station in Kaneohe?

  134. A-House February 20, 2014 1:07 pm


    your #124 – went to Blackhawk and Central City, about 1/4 mile up the road, after the Colorado game 3 years ago – caught the bus near our hotel ( Crowne Plaza ) – $10 one-way

    went to collect $1 and $5 slot coins – there were 21 little casinos total – very picturesque

    Central City casinos are the “throw back” types – little hole in the wall, but very friendly and inviting as well as most in Black Hawk – believe Harrah’s was the newest hotel/casino

  135. gobows February 20, 2014 1:08 pm


    arakawas, bustahs (waipahu bike shop) and bigway…
    tops restaurant, leewards drive-inn, shakeys pizza, hamada’s okazuya…had another good old time restaurant down the street from arakawas i forget the name.

  136. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 1:13 pm

    135–Also lest we forget Highway Inn!!! And the oh so famous “art house theater–not”.

  137. A-House February 20, 2014 1:15 pm


    what’s your realistic critic of the QB transfer – forgot his name, but will graduate in May and have 2 years to play – experience and how he will fit in Chow’s schemes?

    he has game experience, unlike SS who did not play a single down at Duke.

  138. kakaako kid February 20, 2014 1:19 pm

    The city should put more trash cans outside Costco. That way we could throw away half of our purchase there instead of taking it home to dispose. Think outside the gray bin. 8-5, go Bows.

  139. jm2375 February 20, 2014 1:21 pm

    boola – charter bus to da games. Before I got my license, I took the #4 to mom’s office in Nuuanu, even though we lived on Round Top. No mo bus up dea. Guess it kept me out of trouble. 🙄

    2005 – Colt’s first year, 5-7

  140. 808WarriorFan February 20, 2014 1:24 pm

    ALRIGHT !!!!! Sent an email out to my “bros” in the Bay Area. Road trip for the San Jose State game…..

  141. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 1:25 pm

    139….trouble was stamped on my bus pass and HS id.

  142. 808WarriorFan February 20, 2014 1:26 pm

    By the way…does anyone know if Max Wittek has visited UH yet ???

  143. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 1:30 pm

    Hamburger helper or tuna helper?

  144. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 1:31 pm

    Tobasco or Chili pepper water?

  145. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 1:33 pm

    Odaeng or Bagoong?

  146. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 1:35 pm

    Lani moo or, well, there is nothing better than Lani moo, so there is only one choice!

  147. RB February 20, 2014 1:36 pm

    Beau Yap named best returning player for UH in 2014.


  148. Andrew February 20, 2014 1:40 pm


    That was a very up and down season. I remember being in the band that year and getting absolutely soaked from the rain downpour at the Boise St. game. That was an exciting one that they should have had.

  149. jimmy the lock February 20, 2014 1:42 pm

    Damn, we lost to Canada. Now we have to keep the bieber. 😡

  150. jeezy33 February 20, 2014 1:43 pm

    137. Wittek hasn’t done a thing yet in D1 football if that’s who you are referring to. I don’t want to count him out but so far, he is a big, strong arm QB, who isn’t very accurate and takes too long to make decisions. I think Hawaii sacked him 2 times in his limited playing time against us. He played absolutely horrible against Georgia Tech in the bowl game with Marquis Lee and Robert Woods to throw to.

    He has physical tools. Not sure he has the intangibles to be a good D1 QB.

  151. Inyoface February 20, 2014 2:16 pm

    I’m not worried about the offense, we have experienced receiver’s, running back’s and an Offensive line returning. Chow can make a Pop Warner QB into a star and that’s no disrespect to any QB he’s coached.

  152. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2014 2:17 pm

    148 – Agree.

  153. gobows February 20, 2014 2:17 pm


    i guess julian austin gener doesn’t count since he redshirted.

  154. gobows February 20, 2014 2:22 pm


    what you do at costco’s is between you and costco. I’m pretty sure they have a private contractor that picks up their trash. so feel free to leave all your discards in the wagon at costco.

  155. papajohn February 20, 2014 2:30 pm

    mr. bigwave
    it doesnt matter.
    100% NC wont be here next year. Thank goodness.

  156. obachan February 20, 2014 3:02 pm

    ST – You lucky you get one trash bin and refuse service. Us guys who live on Big Island gotta haul our own opala to da dump. You walk a few steps to the curb; we drive a few miles to the dump. Such is life.

  157. jimmy the lock February 20, 2014 3:21 pm

    day spa or massage parlor

  158. Andrew February 20, 2014 3:23 pm

    What is everyones top 5 victories for UH (in any sport)?

  159. jimmy the lock February 20, 2014 3:24 pm

    Kuhio Ave. or Merchant St.

  160. jimmy the lock February 20, 2014 3:27 pm

    One that I lately recall, Wahine vs. Alabama in 2010 softball super regional.

  161. jimmy the lock February 20, 2014 3:30 pm

    Football win over BYU in Oct. 1989.

  162. DaveLetterMan February 20, 2014 3:30 pm

    Tweeted by UH Athletics:
    “@HawaiiAthletics: BIG MAHALO to President Pomai & the @NaWahineSB booster club for providing the live video stream for all #HawaiiSB tourney games this week!”

    Thanks, Pomai!

  163. Andrew February 20, 2014 3:34 pm


    That would definitely be in my top two. Especially with the way it ended in the bottom of the 7th with 2 outs and @ Alabama who was the favorite to win it all. I was watching it at home and was pretty much speechless when it happened. It happened so quick I had to blink a few times to see if it was actually real. It was really fun though to see all those Bama fans devastated.

  164. Pu'uwai February 20, 2014 3:37 pm

    manapua or mea ono pua’a?

  165. jimmy the lock February 20, 2014 3:38 pm

    Andrew, I watched it on tv too and was yelling to myself when it happened. Nice!

  166. st. anthony trojan February 20, 2014 3:43 pm

    me was from kona that time… when hawaii beat bama at.. stadium… but went to watch game…when went back to school monday morning.. fellow teachers told me they seen me sitting in the end zone of the bama section of the game….was exciting…to watch…

  167. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 3:46 pm

    Hawaii v. BYU (football) 56-14
    Hawaii v.Illinois (football) 27-17
    Hawaii v.Utah State (women’s volleyball)
    Hawaii v. Washington (football) 35-28
    Hawaii v UNLV (baseball, i think they had almost 20000 at the game)

  168. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 3:53 pm

    chow fun or chow mein?

  169. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 3:54 pm

    Egg foo young or omelet?

  170. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 3:55 pm

    Lechon or Kalua Pig?

  171. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 3:56 pm

    chicken kalamungay or chicken adobo?

  172. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 3:58 pm

    howard dashefsky or shawn ching?

  173. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 3:59 pm

    Sista Palakiko or Tita Ahuna?

  174. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 4:01 pm

    kaiwi channel or penguin banks?

  175. boolakanaka February 20, 2014 4:04 pm

    Naau or Trip stew?

  176. Truman February 20, 2014 4:32 pm

    #131-boo, I know what you mean. ST also had a policy of not discussing certain matters during a certain time but of course, I forgot what those were. lol. I have not attended any past tsaiko gatherings but I look forward to our meeting if things work out.

  177. Truman February 20, 2014 4:33 pm

    #133-bowar, It’s been over 30 years ago but I believe it’s still a shell station.

  178. Truman February 20, 2014 4:41 pm

    Bowar, don’t go stirring up trouble now. I don’t want the old ganstas coming after me. 🙂

  179. st. anthony trojan February 20, 2014 4:49 pm

    yea them old gang dudes were tough…reno..moya…n had a japanese dude was fast on the gun also.. cant recall his name…

  180. Da Punchbowl Kid February 20, 2014 4:51 pm

    #165 – same same, right? 😉

  181. tommui February 20, 2014 5:45 pm

    Spent an hour or so watching the curling gold medal match between Canada and Sweden. Be still, my heart!

    When you are retired … again maybe if I can understand the game. I guess it is remotely akin to horseshoes or shuttleboard.

    There must be other things to watch … like grass growing.

  182. tommui February 20, 2014 5:49 pm

    I remember at Maryknoll El, we had a tall Hawaiian kid Francis K. who was the pride and joy of the Sisters. Good grades, gentleman, what would be in an adult a “leader of men”.

    Became a trigger man for one of the gangs.

  183. gobows February 20, 2014 5:53 pm

    the chad owens show romping #8 ranked byu 72-45 in 2001.

    mens basketball blowing out top ranked michigan state 84-62 to open the season in 2005.

  184. SteveM February 20, 2014 5:57 pm

    February 20th, 2014 at 4:32 pm
    #131-boo, I know what you mean. ST also had a policy of not discussing certain matters during a certain time but of course, I forgot what those were. lol. I have not attended any past tsaiko gatherings but I look forward to our meeting if things work out.

    Tuman — very interesting comment. To know this, you must go back 7 years. Were you posting under another blog name then or were you lurking until last year?

    The archives show that ST did establish the 9:00 PM RULE in April 2007.
    However he did not specify it had to be Hawaii Standard time (HST) and we had legendary bloggers like FloridaTed, las vegas, mctruck, Garret, Rich2176, brew808, NooYawkWarriorFan, 99club, etc. throughout the mainland.

    Also, Long Time UH Fan, with ST’s OK, established the “5 F’s” for the blog back in February of that year: FOOTBALL, FOOD, FRIENDS, FAMILY & FUN was tacitly on-topic.

    Since the Honolulu Advertiser blog archive is not available online anymore, here is ST’s 9:00 PM Rule comment:

    Comment from: Stephen [Member]
    I didn’t ban food talk.
    I just reminded folks about the importance of trying not to stray too far off topic too often. That stems from two observations:
    1. Topics initiated here often are debated in other forums. I think it’s easier to discuss our topics here.
    2. The readers are basically in charge of the “comments” section, so they can discuss the topics they wish. I just want to make sure that we’re not excluding too many people.
    However, I did discourage — OK, ban — talk about home security particularly when it appears to be an end-around my no-flaunt rule.
    So here’s my new, new, new rule: Free talk between 9 p.m. and the next day’s post, as long as we abide by the no-name-calling, no-asking-anyone-to-be-fired rules.
    And one last rant:
    If somebody is having problems with another member of the board — yes, we’re looking at you, Mr. brew — please don’t complain to the higher-ups. My life is difficult enough without the bosses asking me to intervene with on-line spats.
    On that note, hope all of you are having a happy Easter.
    04/08/07 @ 15:31

    This was 4/08/2007. The Beat goes on…

  185. Truman February 20, 2014 6:39 pm

    #185-stevenm, no, I don’t go that far back. I used to have time only to “lurk” but got more time on my hands and find myself posting more often especially on “old man” stuff. lol. I started lurking when people used to grumble about the 5 F’s and there used to be another lady who came back to post who has her own blog. Her name escapes me now but I remember her living in the Foster Village area. I guess she stopped posting now.

  186. Truman February 20, 2014 6:42 pm

    btw, the reminiscing does help to clear some cob webs. I used to just lurk to mainly read people with recruiting info which I find real interesting.

  187. old808 February 20, 2014 6:48 pm

    Oh wow Nakao hit a 3 run homer in the bottom of 2nd and a walk and another homer from Carlos….7 to 0

  188. old808 February 20, 2014 6:49 pm

    another homer after another walk..Villaipando…9 to 0

  189. Truman February 20, 2014 6:52 pm

    Go Bows.
    StevenM, the other thing that caught my interest as I am intrigued by people’s personalities, was the Steve saga and him posting under several different names. I wanted to see how far he would go when there was a plan to meet with some tsaikos. It was like reading a soap opera. There are some strange people on this planet.

  190. Truman February 20, 2014 6:53 pm

    Ok, gotta get read for Irvine.

  191. st. anthony trojan February 20, 2014 7:30 pm

    Irvine who ??? he he he

  192. oneseason February 20, 2014 7:43 pm

    18. ST. … reasonable fee and tax increases are paid by others 🙂

  193. 3-Prong February 20, 2014 8:00 pm

    Let’s Go Bows! Any updates outside of the Stanley?

  194. obachan February 20, 2014 8:04 pm

    Irritating to watch Hawaii’s guard play passing the ball around the perimeter and not pound it inside with UCI’s big man on the bench.

  195. lopaka43 February 20, 2014 8:19 pm

    Aloha, Tsaikos.
    Hawaii 36 Anteaters 31!
    Fun game between two evenly matched teams

    And last few days are another illustration of a Tsaiko truth:
    This blog always rights itself

    Esme woosh back to the game!

  196. SteveM February 20, 2014 8:27 pm

    RE: #186
    Truman — her blog name was “gigi-hawaii”, and yes, she was a real person. 🙂
    gigi would certainly rate her own chapter if ST wrote a book about blogging. She was one of the original Tsai-kos and attended the First Blog Party (click here).

    She drew a lot of lurkers into posting on a variety of topics. The comments and hit count soared. Long Time UH Fan was everyone’s grandfather and walked us down memory lane. las vegas/rasu begasu was a sumotori bull in the china shop but a great karaoke singer and party host. Al, Bulla, Da Punchbowl Kid, and homey chasing each other all around the blog… great times and cattle calls.

    It’s nice to see you folks restarting the cycle. As Al suggested– Cattle Call time to meet in person?

  197. papajoe2 February 20, 2014 8:48 pm

    Wait for it.

  198. lopaka43 February 20, 2014 8:48 pm

    Steve, unless you know something I don’t, Gigi is still real. And I hope sheand a bunch of the other Tsaikettes come back

  199. papajoe2 February 20, 2014 8:49 pm


  200. papajoe2 February 20, 2014 8:49 pm

    1st and 200 whoop ti do.

  201. SteveM February 20, 2014 9:01 pm

    lopaka43 — yes, gigi-hawaii is alive. Guess I inadvertently juxtaposed her with the late LTUHF and rasu begasu. She emailed me a few months back that she canceled her “Normandy Beaches” river cruise this year. No explanation, but I’m hoping it’s just her phobia about possible seasickness catching up with her again. 🙂

  202. st. anthony trojan February 20, 2014 9:29 pm

    lopaka the score ?

    baseball score.. ne one know ?

  203. old808 February 20, 2014 9:38 pm

    Baseball bows win 5 to 2.

  204. old808 February 20, 2014 9:39 pm

    Wahine softball beats San Jose 11 to 9 with 5 homers

  205. old808 February 20, 2014 9:41 pm

    You know what is scary for our softball wahines is their pitching is not holding up. Morales walked nine batters and she was replaced by the other pitcher who was not effective so Morales had to come in the game to finish. Coolen had Carlos warming up just in case.

  206. Truman February 20, 2014 9:42 pm

    Disappointing loss. It’s going to be a real tight tournament.

  207. old808 February 20, 2014 9:42 pm

    Tough overtime loss for our basketball bows.

  208. obachan February 20, 2014 9:46 pm

    UH played defense well enough tonight but Arnold needs to be willing to risk playing someone else on the bench to hit threes when Neville’s is not falling. Shamburger’s shot has looked bad all season. Teams just need to slow down the game and zone out Hawaii cuz our guards don’t normally drive to basket and either create their own shots or dish off.

  209. Truman February 20, 2014 9:48 pm

    SteveM, Thanks for reminding me that it was gigi. She seem to be a polarizing person and seemed to be turned off by some of the negativity. We do need more females blogging to give the blog some balance. Hard to tell by blog name what gender everyone is unless you become familiar with them.

  210. Truman February 20, 2014 9:49 pm

    Papajoe2, still waiting for the general location for National Billiards?

  211. Stephen Tsai February 20, 2014 9:58 pm

    I talked to Chow today, and he was OK with the schedule. He liked the order of the CSU/SJSU road games because UH gets to come home between games. The concern is Rice, but instead of leaving on Thursday, the team likely will leave on Wednesday. It’s going to be weird having the season ending on the road. But, hey, Table Mountain Casino is only 40 minutes away.

  212. whitey February 20, 2014 10:02 pm

    No team likes to end its season on the road, but at least the schedule is out earlier than previous years and is pretty balanced for the warriors.

  213. al February 20, 2014 10:39 pm

    so whitey…which game will you attend this year?

  214. al February 20, 2014 10:41 pm

    congrats ryan!
    I remember when you were running around in your diapers.

  215. al February 20, 2014 10:44 pm

    obachan…exactly. i was thinking they should give jawato some pt

  216. papajoe2 February 20, 2014 10:47 pm

    Truman, National Billiards was in a warehouse like building some place around Queen Street. I cannot remember because that place changed so much since the late 60s/early 70s. Lots of industrial buildings in the area. Might be closer to Restaurant Row area.
    Herbie Plews is a former Islander, a player that was mentioned earlier but I think misspelled maybe because of somebody’s fat fingers. 🙂

  217. st. anthony trojan February 20, 2014 10:51 pm

    was akina on the bench…ne one who watched the game ?

  218. Truman February 20, 2014 10:58 pm

    papajoe2, thanks for the info. I think this is the place that my McKinley friends took me back in the day. It was a warehouse type building with lots of tables. I can sleep better now. 🙂

  219. tom-warriornation February 20, 2014 11:02 pm

    50 yard line tickets for this year’s road games, right behind our Warrior bench:

    Oct. 18 — At San Diego State

    Nov. 15 — At San Jose State

    Nov. 29 — At Fresno State

    Email me at: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com
    to reserve your spot now. This is the 4th year I will be doing this; as ST, SteveM, Al and others can confirm.
    Sit with 250+ other Hawaii fans wearing green to cheer our team on!

  220. cocobean February 20, 2014 11:10 pm

    #209. Nevels was ok 3-6. Spearman has been in a shooting slump. He’s been scoring around the basket but can’t hit from the outside. They’re our two zone busters. Gib doesn’t have too many options for outside shooting other than Enos and Jawato.

    That Mamadou is a freak 7’6″ with the wing span of a 8 footer. To be that tall with extra long arms is unfair. He discourages guards from driving in. Standhardinger had the best results taking it in the key. He made several assists off his drives.

  221. papajoe2 February 20, 2014 11:33 pm

    Koakane~Stan Palys (sp?), John Werhaus, Walt “no neck” Williams, Winston Llanes (sp?), Juan Pizzaro, “Jabo” Jablonsky.

  222. Buffoman February 21, 2014 5:02 am

    Nationals Billiards was on the side street, I think Waimanu, just pass the now Brutish Groove shop. Yes the McKinley boys used to hang there.

  223. Buffoman February 21, 2014 5:19 am

    Buti, sorry spell check. Back in the day the best 9 ball pool shooter I saw was this guy named “Bing”. I think he had to spot just about everybody to get a money game in Hawaii. The next closest guy was a guy named “Pedep” or something like that. I this k he was either from Wahiawa or Waipahu. “Aku” was another terrific shooter.

  224. boolakanaka February 21, 2014 5:37 am

    Brothers Johnson or Sam Johnson?

  225. boolakanaka February 21, 2014 5:42 am

    On the subject of great Hawai’i basketball players, the best I ever saw (and I saw Leroy Lutu, Dan Hale, Sam, and even played many pick-up games with all) the best pure guy that I saw, when I was still a kid was Ia Saipa’ia.

    Some of my ohana, lived on Alexander Street by the old Lau Store (also around the block from Obama and Waipa Parker of KS fame) and use to take me to HS games. Damn the sole was smooth, played both inside and outside, and could shoot like he an Army marksman—he was uber impressive, and pretty underrated from the perspective of local HS lore.

  226. 3-Prong February 21, 2014 5:59 am

    Small kine hangova from last nights shooting woes loss BUT, hey it aint that bad, it’s Aloha Friday in Paradise.

  227. 3-Prong February 21, 2014 6:03 am

    boo: Ia Saipa’ia was smoooooth. That shot from the corner…..money. How bout my boy Chico Furtado? Streaky good from outside!

  228. A-House February 21, 2014 6:09 am

    one of the best UH wins?

    UH beat USC at Aloha Stadium in 1977 or ’78 – Tatsuno won in front of 18,000+ fans

    largest college crowd for regular season game for a long, long time

    beating BYU in 1989

    beating Illinois in the 1992 Holiday Bowl

  229. boolakanaka February 21, 2014 6:16 am

    Chico was making it rain, bigtime, even after his college days, bruddha was like in every legitmate league out there, and if you noticed, would lead both in assists and points!!

  230. boolakanaka February 21, 2014 6:19 am

    3 prong you still make it out for annual wildcat luau, every so often?

  231. boolakanaka February 21, 2014 6:22 am

    3-Prong, I once saw, and was part of defeat, when Chico teamed up with Bruce Mann (kalaepohaku boy, I think all-state in 78 for basketball) and they took all comers for like 3 straight hours at Punahou. Bruddha, it was like a dribbling, passing and shooting clinic.

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