Murphy calls a timeout

For the first time in more than a decade, Don Murphy will not be putting on the Pigskin Pigout, a dinner/auction. Murphy is taking a much-deserved break this year.

The event, held at Murphy’s downtown restaurant, earns about $100,000 annually, with proceeds going to Na Koa, the Warriors’ booster club. The money helps pay for summer school and training-table meals.

In all, the Pigskin Pigout has earned more than $1.5 million.

Murphy said he still will be involved in other fund-raising projects for UH.

* * * * *

And here are the projected “starting points” for defense:

Left end: Kamalu Umu, Elliott Purcell.

Left tackle: Vaughn Meatoga, Geordon Hanohano.

Right tackle: Kaniela Tuipulotu, Haku Correa.

Right end: Paipai Falemalu, Earvin Sione.

Strongside linebacker: Aaron Brown, Art Laurel.

Middle linebacker: Mana Lolotai, Jake Heun.

Weakside linebacker: Corey Paredes, Ahmad Pookela.

Left cornerback: Lametrius Davis, Kawika Ornellas/Tank Hopkins.

Strong safety: Spencer Smith, Kenny Estes.

Free safety: Mana Silva, Richard Torres.

Right cornerback: Jeramy Bryant, Lewis Walker.

Nickelback: Richard Torres, Spencer Smith, Lewis Walker.

* * * * *

Safety Aulola Tonga, who played on special teams as a freshman last year, will delay going on a church mission. But he will not participate in spring training to focus on academics.

* * * * *

Congrats to Dylan Linkner, who will serve as an assistant video coordinator for the Warriors. Linkner should do well. He knows the game, knows UH’s system, and he spent a year interning at KITV.

“I’m just fortunate for them to offer me the job,” Linkner said, noting the position will enable him to “stay around the football atmosphere.”

* * * * *

Spring training

Wednesday, March 31 — Practice No. 1 (sweats).

Thursday, April 1 — Pro Day in Carson, Calif.

Friday, April 2 — Practice No. 2 (sweats).

Saturday, April 3 — Practice No. 3 (pads).

Monday, April 5 — Practice No. 4 (pads).

Tuesday, April 6 — Weights, video sessions.

Wednesday, April 7 — Practice No. 5 (pads).

Thursday, April 8 — Weights/videos.

Friday, April 9 — Weights/videos.

Saturday, April 10 — Practice No.  6, at Vidinha Stadium on Kauai.

Monday, April 12 — Practice No. 7 (pads).

Tuesday, April 13 — Na Koa Golf Tournament; weights/videos.

Wednesday, April 14 — Practice No. 8 (pads).

Thursday, April 15 — Weights/videos.

Friday, April 16 — Weights/videos.

Saturday, April 17 — Practice No. 9, Junior Day, 3:30 p.m.

Monday, April 19 — Practice No. 10 (pads).

Tuesday, April 20 — Weights, videos.

Wednesday, April 21 — Practice No. 11 (pads).

Thursday, April 22 — Weights/videos.

Friday, April 23 — Weights/videos.

Saturday, April 24 — Practice No. 12, Coaches Clinic, 3:30 p.m.

Monday, April 26 — Practice No. 13 (pads).

Tuesday, April 27 — Weights, videos.

Wednesday, April 28 — Weights, videos.

Thursday, April 29 — Practice No. 14 (sweats).

Friday, April 30 — Practice No. 15: Warrior Bowl, 7 p.m. kickoff.

* All practices are from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

* * * * *

Koa Anuenue, the athletic department’s primary fund-raiser, will be distributing its own magazine to members. The magazine will be published by Brand X.

* * * * *

Happy birthday to Kyeton and Izzy.


  1. Ralph March 25, 2010 12:07 am

    am I first

  2. Ralph March 25, 2010 12:07 am

    JMxxxx must have chased everyone away.

  3. Ralph March 25, 2010 12:14 am

    Na Koa loses the pigout for a year and their administrator-Weir. Whomever succeeds Weir better put his or her running shoes on, Na Koa is losing revenue in a big way without the pigout for the upcoming year and next year’s summer school funds will be questionable unless the golf tournament earns enough to cover tuition cost.

  4. Ralph March 25, 2010 12:17 am

    the defense is on line and nobody is reading the blog and commenting. Lots of new faces at LB, or at least players with limited PT

  5. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2010 12:18 am

    Only way golf tournament can cover training table and summer school is if Tiger Woods plays in it.

  6. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2010 12:22 am

    What will happen to the training table if they don’t raise the funds? Are there other sources of funding for it?

  7. Ralph March 25, 2010 12:23 am

    are all practices at 7 a.m.?

  8. Ralph March 25, 2010 12:33 am

    another headache for JD, where’s he going to find the moola for football summer school and the training table. Does the UHAD provide monies for summer school or is it primarily each sport booster club that provides summer funding for their own sport. That is the advantage of the BCS schools, their athletes probably got lots of booster and school funds for summer school and training table.

  9. Ralph March 25, 2010 12:35 am

    DPK are you coming to the CC today at Shafter?

  10. cheepono March 25, 2010 12:36 am

    Top 10 from the land of the rising sun!

    Jyaa atode minna…

  11. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2010 12:40 am

    JD was on the L&L show tonight. Good man. The Leahy’s are great together. It looked like things were gettin’ a little contentious between them for a moment.

    Some interesting back story on the Gib Arnold hire. The rumors of some mysterious Punahou connection were apparently unfounded.

    I love the L&L Show.

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2010 12:42 am


    I might. It looks more like I’ll be going to Dave and Busters with my nephews who are in town from Hilo. Wish I could make the CC. You going?

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2010 12:43 am

    It can’t be easy being the AD at UH these days.

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2010 12:51 am

    Back to bed. Good night.

  15. ai-eee-soos March 25, 2010 2:18 am

    Lots of “new” faces at LB.

    Hope Brashton can make it back.

  16. ai-eee-soos March 25, 2010 2:25 am

    Kamalu Umu doing really well – keep it up.

  17. wafan March 25, 2010 2:45 am

    A great day to all!

  18. wafan March 25, 2010 2:46 am

    Yay for some good news, W-Doc!

  19. wafan March 25, 2010 2:47 am

    Not much experience on defense. Hope they can come together as a unit quickly!

  20. wafan March 25, 2010 2:47 am

    Long day ahead.


  21. Garret March 25, 2010 3:12 am

    I hope that Kaniela Tuipoluto is healthy the entire year because he could be a big boost to the D. Unfortunately, he has had a number in injuries during the past few years, so hopefully he’s in for some good luck with his health now.

  22. Garret March 25, 2010 3:13 am

    Is this just a one-year break for Murphy or could this be more of a long-term thing? Will UH find someone else willing to hold the Pigout this year?

  23. Garret March 25, 2010 3:17 am

    I’m glad that UH is having a Junior Day again. Is that the only Junior Day planned? Some schools that used to have just 1 Junior Day are now having *3* Junior Days…in fact, they will have had 3 Junior Days before UH has its Junior Day in April.

  24. Garret March 25, 2010 3:20 am

    I noticed that Brashton Satele is not on ST’s list and hope that the experience that Mana Lolotai and Jake Heun will help them this season if Brashton cannot play. The revolving starters at MLB seemed to hurt the D last season, so it would be great if someone stepped up and seized that starting job.

  25. Garret March 25, 2010 3:24 am

    Brashton and Laupepa will both be at UH’s Pro Day? Letuli was on ST’s starting point list as a starter yesterday…flying to LA and back will be tough on Letuli if he’s going through the March 31 and April 2 practices.

    UH needs to know the status on their applications ASAP because if Letuli gets all the first-team reps in the spring and then cannot play this season, the OL will have lost an opportunity to work on their timing and cohesion.

  26. NYUH March 25, 2010 3:43 am

    I think the spelling may be Kaniela Tuipulotu, not Tuipoluto? Although it would make more sense if Arizona got it wrong, rather than UH.

  27. mctruck March 25, 2010 3:58 am

    Why can’t businesses both large and small help with donation recepticles for UH athletics needs???

  28. mctruck March 25, 2010 4:02 am

    How’s about a (donate-a-dollar) mail-in coupon posted on the top-front sports page donated by both newspapers?

  29. Loa March 25, 2010 4:46 am

    morning gang!

    Stephen – thanks for the practice schedule

  30. Loa March 25, 2010 4:47 am

    Garret – #24, was thinking the same thing re Brashton, hope everything gets resolved soon

  31. Loa March 25, 2010 4:50 am

    starting points – nice to see so many local boys getting the opportunity to represent

  32. Annoddah Dave March 25, 2010 5:19 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    I wonder if the Tsaikos could do a similar thing but on a smaller scale? Call it a pre-season Tailgate with pot luck fuud and donated items for auction. Is the 2007 season media guide worth anything?

  33. protector March 25, 2010 5:52 am

    The D looks good although not seeing Brashton at MLB is troubling to me. Had heard Tuipulotu is strong, but had not heard about Umu. I just hope the DEs can stay healthy & deep all the way, because we need a strong pass rush throughout the season. This year, knock on wood, they seem loaded/deeper on the D-Line than in the previous years.

  34. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2010 6:05 am

    Thanks for the correction.

  35. LizKauai (iPhone) March 25, 2010 6:19 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hi Ho Willie Grace Hana Hou!

  36. Buffoman March 25, 2010 6:34 am

    Whatever happened to that Masch kid that was so hyped when he decided to come to UH?

  37. whitey March 25, 2010 6:41 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  38. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2010 6:41 am

    Masch redshirted last year.
    He’s in the mix at defensive tackle.

  39. whitey March 25, 2010 6:43 am

    Happy Birthday Kyeton. Hope dad (duffer) buys you huge dinner and gets you the standup paddle board.

  40. whitey March 25, 2010 6:43 am

    Happy Birthday Izzy

  41. whitey March 25, 2010 6:45 am

    Wow, this is the last thursday of the month and voila, spring ball is right around the corner. yeah!!!

  42. whitey March 25, 2010 6:46 am

    d1 must have gone to work

  43. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2010 6:55 am

    Six days away from start of spring ball.

  44. postmanke March 25, 2010 7:02 am

    Well deserved break needed indeed for Murphy. Always good to re-group, re-energize. Surely a replacement for the event? even if it’s half the scale..

    Or did someone just throw out the EPIRB off that sinking ship?

  45. Stretch March 25, 2010 7:03 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Six more days until you have no life again…

  46. ai-eee-soos March 25, 2010 7:14 am

    ST on 1420 right now.

  47. Bigislandkurt March 25, 2010 7:15 am

    I’m not so concerned about the Brashton situation. I’d love to have ’em back for leadership and depth. Remember, we did not have him last year either and it gave some time for us to adjust the D to his absence. I look forward to seeing George Daily-Lyles in the mix. And yes, I’ve been waiting a few years to see Art Laurel hit the field. Glad to see him in the mix also.


  48. Bigislandkurt March 25, 2010 7:24 am

    This whole Murphy “timeout” thing seems a bit weird. This pigout has become part of the UH tradition. Yes, the foundation is it being a fundraiser for Na Koa. Yet it seems like this pigout is one of the cornerstone of the UH off-season happenings for fans and supporters.

    It’s weird to me because one would think that in this day and age of athletic dept. financial woes, the importance of the pigout and all other events like it would be even more critical. I know that Murphy himself has played an instrumental role in making this happen to the tune of 1.5 mil so far. I sure hope his health and family life is ok.

    Is there some other establishment who will fill the void? I have to believe so. A chance to be the centerpiece of a major fundraising effort and showcase your bar/restaurant as a hub for warrior football? I think that some eatery/bar would be all over it.


  49. Bigislandkurt March 25, 2010 7:25 am

    Who is Kamalu Umu and how did he pass Elliot Purcell?


  50. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2010 7:25 am

    I realize that in the morning, I lisssssp a lot.

  51. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2010 7:29 am

    I think it’s just been really taxing on Murphy, and he just needs a break.
    It’s not just the cooking. It’s the whole organizing. And the auction takes quite a bit of work. Meanwhile, he’s trying to run a restaurant in a very difficult economic time.
    Murphy’s not a rich guy. He and his wife make incredible sacrifices to help a school they both love.

  52. Stretch March 25, 2010 7:34 am

    I wonder if Na Koa can have a dinner at SSC similar to the Grand Slam dinner?? Na Koa is going to struggle providing for the football team if there is no big fundraiser.

  53. Pomai March 25, 2010 7:45 am

    That in addition to Don Weir leaving is going to put a cramp in the fund raising. Too bad that politics have to be involved.

  54. chopsueyboy March 25, 2010 7:48 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!
    New York Times article
    Redskins needs a quarterback first (no mention on Colt Brennan)

  55. NYUH March 25, 2010 7:54 am

    Moniz under the radar – stealth mode actually

  56. SteveM March 25, 2010 8:00 am

    Good morning everyone!

    No Pigskin Pigout and no Plan B in place and announced? I think I’ll go stand with the conspiracy theory people for now. From a pure business point of view, Murphy’s efforts is worth a year of free advertising and good PR for his pub. To just call a timeout is sending a message somewhere…

  57. MikiMiki March 25, 2010 8:06 am

    a few young guys i am excited to see, billy ray stutz, george daily lyle, tuipulotu. i think stutz and tuipulotu gona start and GDL will contribute very soon.
    Sounds like new strength coach is making a difference. Were is her from?


  58. SteveM March 25, 2010 8:06 am

    To the son of duffer


    …and to the brother of wafan


  59. postmanke March 25, 2010 8:09 am is taxing, esp a large event like a Pigout.

    When I had small food establishment in Honolulu Merv Lopes / J Akana used to hit me up for a “Donation table of food” at his Big Man Camp parties. It was not a big deal, Didn’t cost me much, it was very small scale and I enjoyed doing it.. but after the third or fourth year it was “really, again?” =) was a little effort but it does throw you off or interrupts your day to day business routine.

    I cant imagine doing it 10 years in a row @ that size of the event along with other fund raising activities they do through out the year. for me that really puts it into perspective how hard they really work and care! Awesome job Murph’s!

    wow, kinda making me feel guilty now.. think i better go find out how i can donate some of my time weekend..

  60. A-House March 25, 2010 8:13 am

    HO, HO, HO another double barrel day – Happy Birfday to Izzy and Kyeton, the young golf wizard!

  61. d1島 March 25, 2010 8:23 am

    Great Morning All!

    It’s another great day to “burn-off” a vacation day!

    Happy Birthday Kyeton!

    Happy Birthday Izzy!

  62. d1島 March 25, 2010 8:25 am

    I like seeing Tuipulotu “starting” in that slot.

  63. jm2375 March 25, 2010 8:26 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Birthday wishes to Kyeton and Izzy!

    And for more doom and gloom, Brand X forecast to lay off 150 and HA maybe more. Do we need to start a petition to keep our esteemed blog-meister employed?

  64. Kazz March 25, 2010 8:35 am

    Wow. 😯

    The timing is not good. First Don Wier resigns and then no Pig Skin Pigout.

  65. RedZone March 25, 2010 8:40 am

    No forget Hafoka. When Mack recruited him he said that he would be the run stopper.

    I want to know who this kid Polaris is? Must be Macks secret weapon. Explosive missle. Look out USC.

  66. RedZone March 25, 2010 8:42 am

    If the Advertiser does not keep the Tsai-Master I will cancel my subscription.

  67. Don Weir March 25, 2010 8:43 am

    Ralph et al,
    The total summer school tuition for the summer (2008) came to $189k.Na Koa paid that amount and it was the very first bill that I was presented after my hiring as Ex Dir.
    Pigskin Pigout raised $87.5k last year and all of that goes to 2009 summer school tuition. This 2009 year’s tuition bill just came in and is $233k+ and it will be covered by Na Koa out of our operating fund. Next year it is a different story should a major fundraising effort not get off of the ground. Discussions are under way by the Na Koa board about utilizing the SSC as mentioned in the blog or by utilizing connections within the community and holding a block party on the makai end of Fort Street Mall. Summer school is very productive on several levels;
    1. Players may take classes that necessitate longer hours (math, science labs, language).
    2. Players may accelerate their graduation date and/or move on to graduate school or certification programs (remember the picture that was sent out to all Na Koa members for the mid-term graduation ceremony and also seen on this blog (December 12 I believe with 13 seniors walking the diploma line)
    3. Players are ‘in town’ and may use the facilities (unsupervised by coaches), link up with other players for workouts, eat healthy meals (at least once per day via training table).

    Training Table
    Training table for the spring and fall practice sessions is now taken out of the the player’s scholarship amount for meals. The most recent bill I submitted for training table for the 2009 season was $9700. This amount was for coaches and staff.

    Let me take you all back a few years. In 1974, 4 players off of that team walked the diploma line on time (may) after the 2003 season. Last year we graduated 30+ seniors. Players used to go to the Kuhio Grill and pay $1.00 for a meal with the owners instructing the staff to load up the plates. Last year every player had a solid meal every day of each semester and every day of summer school.
    Summer school and training table are elements of major programs across the country.

    Let’s not get mired in the ‘who’ and the ‘how much’. Let’s make the vision happen: every senior graduates, Top 25 every year, BCS game every year.

  68. Pomai March 25, 2010 8:57 am

    My hats off to you Mr. Weir!

  69. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 25, 2010 9:14 am

    Are there 50 readers on this blog who would be willing to pledge a tax-deductible $20 a month each just like they would for their church or temple or KHET or Hawai`i Public Radio? That would raise $120,000 a year for UH football or its sports program in general.

    Koa Anuenue is willing to set up a Tsai-ko Fund and will charge s small fee for doing so. I reported on my meeting with them almost three months ago, but no one made any comments one way or the other after the report nor stepped forward to help get it started.

    Still, I think it is a great idea. Once started, it will be very successful. As more donors are added over time, the ability to support AD programs and expenses such as training table meals, summer school tuition, travel expenses, etc., etc., will increase.

    With respect to the Pigskin Pigout – I think that having something like that at the Ching Field in August – or even Murakami Stadium – would be a great venue. Perhaps the Marching Band could be involved as well and share in the proceeds since they are also in need of some serious fundraising to pay for their traveling to away games and WAC tourbaments.

    Have to skip the Stadium Authority meeting because of transportation issues – hopefully, the meeting Minutes will give enough details

  70. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2010 9:18 am

    I think Don Weir can elaborate on this, but until a few years ago, tuition waivers were non-monetary transactions. Now they’re monetized (is that a word?). The money gets reimbursed, somewhat, at some point, but still it’s a real expense.
    It would be so much easier if the school could say: we won’t charge for tuition and if there’s an empty dorm room during the summer, you may use it. But that’s not how it goes, and I’m not even sure of the NCAA legality of it. Thus fund-raising, or lack of it, really does impact the athletic program.

  71. BNS March 25, 2010 9:20 am

    Happy Birthday Izzy!

    Happy Birthday Kyeton!

  72. al March 25, 2010 9:37 am

    happy birthday kyeton!
    where’s dinner tonight?

    happy birthday to izzy!

  73. al March 25, 2010 9:38 am

    psst. kyeton.

    i think tonight maui beach has all you can eat king crab buffet.

  74. Ralph March 25, 2010 9:39 am

    Thank you Don Weir, seeing the numbers helps understand the need of the UHAD to keep summer school and the training table operating every year. I wonder if the other sports provide summer school subsidies?

  75. d1島 March 25, 2010 9:39 am

    and if there’s an empty dorm room during the summer, you may use it.

    If a student-athlete were to receive a “work-study” assignment that involved “collecting” all the dorm keys at the end of Spring Term….


  76. d1島 March 25, 2010 9:41 am

    Mahalo Don Weir!

    Boy, it sure comes and goes quickly, don’t it!

  77. al March 25, 2010 9:41 am

    i like wdoc’s idea of fundraiser.

    perhaps an account featuring automatic billing to one’s checking account or credit card on a monthly basis on specific dates would work. i am sure that na koa has that capability with their credit card service account.

  78. Ralph March 25, 2010 9:42 am

    happy birthday Kyeton, are you old enough to venture to the darkside with uncle Whitey?

    Happy birthday Izzy!

  79. al March 25, 2010 9:52 am

    ralph the kid is 15.

  80. Slugger March 25, 2010 9:54 am

    Good morning!

    Happy birthday to Kyeton and Izzy!

    Don Weir,

    Thanks for the information on what goes on with funding. The $9700 for coaching and staff training table expenses sounds like an item that should be reduced in a year when funding will be tight. As a paid employee, you think the coaches could cover their own meals. I can see meals being provided for the GAs & student staff who don’t make much.

  81. al March 25, 2010 9:58 am

    slugger…some coaches don’t make much.
    staffers include volunteers, grad asst, tech/admin support, all of whom don’t make much.

    however, perhaps a certain head coach could foot that bill from his seven figure salary.

  82. jojo ® March 25, 2010 9:59 am

    Happy Birthday Izzy!
    Happy Birthday Kyeton!

    Fundraiser for Stephen Tsai????

  83. al March 25, 2010 10:00 am

    i’d like to see stretch involved in this possible fundraising effort since i believe he first made the inquiry with don weir/na koa awhile back.

  84. Mililani55 March 25, 2010 10:00 am

    Happy Birthday J. Estes~!!

  85. al March 25, 2010 10:02 am

    i recently told st that i don’t think that the new owners would bounce him out. not with the pipeline he has developed over the years with the university of hawaii athletic dept.

    and i do believe that this blog is his saving grace.

  86. Don Weir March 25, 2010 10:03 am

    Al and my neighbor Wassupdoc,
    Auto billing is not an option as it is a business operation and not one set up as a fundrasing function. Our credit card transactions are ‘one time events’ and each donation is a one time transaction. We are not capable of handling a continual stream of debits to a single card holder.

    Anything that would light up a compliance audit is not on the table. It would be much like itemizing taxes and suddenly showing a 200% increase in a category the IRS wants to take a look/see.

    Concerts at SSC and/or on Murakami Field can make an impact. If the total net went to UHAD for summer school tuition, or books, or a full summer school player’s training table (much more cost effective) then you get a buy in across the board: coaches, staff, community.

    While we look at fundrasing let us look at the other side of the coin: what efforts can be made at becoming more efficient in what we pay for in each program. What are the budget items that may need to come off the table in our economic times? Sometines a combination of less food on the table and more belt tightening is a workable solution.

  87. Slugger March 25, 2010 10:08 am

    THANK YOU, Don Murphy, for your support of UH athletics!

    It is a LOT of work to put on events and fund-raise.


    I’ve been talking to Alvin Katahara about the Foundation account that you & ST spoke to him about months ago. An individual is needed to be the contact person for that account. I’d be willing to do that since I initiated & handled a scholarship account at NAU. (It’s really rewarding to hear that another award was made to a student in March from that scholarship fund. Yay!) This account would be a ‘bucket’ to collect funds for Tsaiko projects. For gifts-in-kind, Pomai has found that it can be done outside of this mechanism, but we should still be careful about NCAA regs.

    Eh, Tsaikos! Let me know if you want me to followup with Katahara re: starting a Tsaiko UH Foundation account.

  88. Stretch March 25, 2010 10:13 am

    Slugger – I was going to set up the account with the UH Foundation for the Tsaikos but the first person I talked to referred me to another person. Then got sidetracked at work and forgot to get back on it. I will give them a call.

    al – gee thanks

  89. d1島 March 25, 2010 10:16 am


    much to discuss at Hale Ikena today.

    Perhaps so much that we may need to carry it over to tomorrow!

    Friday 3/26/10 HAWAIIAN LUAU
    Shoyu Chicken, Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Pork Lau Lau,
    Catch of the Day, Roasted Sweet Potato, Lomi Salmon, Poi Haupia and More

  90. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2010 10:18 am

    Happy Birthday Izzy!
    Happy Birthday Kyeton!

  91. Slugger March 25, 2010 10:18 am


    Contact Alvin Katahara. 🙂

  92. al March 25, 2010 10:20 am

    you welcome.

  93. al March 25, 2010 10:21 am

    d1,,,,get poke?

  94. d1島 March 25, 2010 10:23 am


    Not sure, but pretty sure get raw General Hind quarters! 😉

  95. Jack Flash March 25, 2010 10:24 am

    Don Weir- although you are stepping down from your role in Na Koa, it sounds like you are still very much “in the mix.” Thank Goodness! Although money is pretty tight these days, $20/month sounds doable to me. Thanks WDoc! From your other E. Lakes neighbor- Jack Flash

  96. Kazz March 25, 2010 10:26 am


    I liked the headline about the softball team today.

    As someone once told me, “You want mercy? Take your ___ to church!”

    The last time I checked, there’s no holy water to be found at the softball stadium. 😎

  97. SteveM March 25, 2010 10:26 am

    March 25th, 2010 at 8:35 am
    Wow. 😯

    The timing is not good. First Don Wier resigns and then no Pig Skin Pigout.

    I wonder if there is a correlation here? But don’t mind me, I’m standing among the conspiracy theorists for now. 😐

  98. d1島 March 25, 2010 10:27 am


    Will ask about it when I get there,

    will let you know when you get there!

    C U there!

  99. Kazz March 25, 2010 10:31 am

    RE: Enchanted Lake on the Windward Side.

    For the longest time I thought this was just a name. Then two years ago I got directions to a house party and ended up at a nice property LAKE SIDE! After humming the Dawson’s Creek theme in my head I got over the fact that there is a lake out there and proceeded to enjoy myself. 😆

  100. Jack Flash March 25, 2010 10:34 am

    99- Kazz
    The lake is real, but not so “enchanted” anymore. We used to waterski in it when i was a kid, now- scary!

  101. SteveM March 25, 2010 10:34 am

    March 25th, 2010 at 10:16 am

    much to discuss at Hale Ikena today.

    Perhaps so much that we may need to carry it over to tomorrow!

    Friday 3/26/10 HAWAIIAN LUAU
    Shoyu Chicken, Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Pork Lau Lau,
    Catch of the Day, Roasted Sweet Potato, Lomi Salmon, Poi Haupia and More

    This menu is a lot more tempting. I’ll be there tomorrow if anyone else is going.

  102. Pride. March 25, 2010 10:36 am

    Happy Birthday Izzy and Kyeton.

  103. el guapo March 25, 2010 10:39 am


    Sorry, but 20 x 12 x 50 = $12,000. Need 500 people to donate.

  104. el guapo March 25, 2010 10:41 am


    March 25th, 2010 at 10:26 am
    March 25th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    The timing is not good. First Don Wier resigns and then no Pig Skin Pigout.

    I wonder if there is a correlation here? But don’t mind me, I’m standing among the conspiracy theorists for now.

    Who are they conspiring against?
    Who are they upset with?

  105. jm2375 March 25, 2010 10:41 am

    Pics from last night’s Call the Coach has the Tsai-ko table front and center! sj, myki, a-joe, rob25, stretch and kekoa were spotted.

  106. Pride. March 25, 2010 10:47 am

    Click on my name to view the tiny url. Shows revenue and expenses for 2008 at all of the division 1 sports programs. Would be interesting to see where we think that we can increase revenue and decrease expenses. By looking at the numbers, it’s apparent that being the AD at the University of Hawaii requires the talents of a magician.

  107. jm2375 March 25, 2010 10:48 am

    Jack Flash – #95 – ewwwww, esp since I live close to Enchanted Lake.

  108. al March 25, 2010 10:49 am

    Are there 50 readers on this blog who would be willing to pledge a tax-deductible $20 a month each just like they would for their church or temple or KHET or Hawai`i Public Radio? That would raise $120,000 a year for UH football or its sports program in general.

    its not that simple.
    it would take 500 donors at $20 to raise $120,000.00 per annum.

  109. al March 25, 2010 10:53 am

    el guapo…i didn’t see your post.
    you must be a numbers guy like me.

  110. Jack Flash March 25, 2010 10:53 am

    “Friday, April 30 — Practice No. 15: Warrior Bowl, 7 p.m. kickoff.”
    Where at?

  111. al March 25, 2010 10:53 am

    d1…can’t make today’s feeding frenzy. but, tomw is another story.

  112. al March 25, 2010 10:54 am

    ching field

  113. anonymous March 25, 2010 10:59 am

    Re-Last night’s Call the Coach Show

    My impression of listening to Coach Mack is that he’s eager to shuffle up the cards again and get back into the game.

    However it remains to be seen, though, if he has better cards in his hand this time around.

    He may. He may not. But it all depends on how he plays them. Spring practices are very important. And very foretelling of how the seasons going to play out. And which players surface. And which ones don’t.

    “We just want to put the players at positions where they are the most help to the team,” the coach said. “Also we want to do likewise with the coaches and put them where they are the most help to the team.”

    This one example of the coach playing his cards right.

    “All positions are open, the practices will be more physical and there will be a lot more scrimmaging”, the coach said. “The players will be evaluated.”

    Another example of the coach playing his cards right.

    It was during the off season, where the coach hired Tommy Heffernan as his new strength and conditioning coach that he seemed to be the most giddy about.

    “Tommy’s has these players further along at this point of time since I’ve been here”, the coach said. “The players are really buying into what he’s teaching.”

    Another example of the coach playing his cards right. When talking about Tommy the coach couldn’t hide his excitement and enthusiasm of what Tommy brings to the program. If I had to guess Tommy is to Coach Mack as a pair of aces are to a poker player. And it should, because I even like Tommy.

    The wide receivers, as a unit, he also seemed to be giddy about, too.

    “We’re going to surprise a few people with our wide receivers,” the coach said. “They’re a lot of them that show a lot of potential and promise.”

    I have to agree. The wide receivers are shaping up in being awesome.

    He mentioned Darius as having a vertical leap touching the top of the basketball backboard, which led to the host of the show BC saying to the coach you should have your QB throwing a jump ball type of pass to him.

    This is another example of the coach playing his cards right, for this time he just chuckled at BC idea, more so I guess in not tipping off his hand to the enemy.

    As for the offensive lines and defensive lines he mentions that they have to work hard this spring, reiterating that all the positions are open as there will be a few new players jumping into the mix.

    Conversely he seemed to hint more like a kid on Christmas Day when describing the defensive backs, especially Lamitrius.

    I have to agree the DB’s as a unit seemed to be strong.

    I don’t know what to expect from the OL, DL and LB’s. It could be either Christmas Day or Halloween. Hopefully it’s not the later, and a masquerade of hype.

    Overall Coach Mack seemed relaxed. Not tense, like he was during the season. He wants more than anything to right the ship, make things better and have the fans be proud of the Warrior team. His mindset suggests that this time around we’ll see him stomping his foot down harder as he conceded that practices will have to be more physical.

    As for the big turnout at the Reef Hotel for the Coaches Show he acknowledged that it meant a lot to him that the fans are supporting him and the team..

    Best wishes to Coach Mack, assistant coaches and players in the upcoming spring practices.Work hard. Work smart. Tip the odds in your favor.

  114. Kazz March 25, 2010 11:03 am


    Magicians are illusionists.

    The UH Athletic Director needs to be a miracle man.

    ALSO, that stupid-looking $0.00 under the “students” portion needs to add a “1” in front and FIVE more zeros after the first three.

  115. hawaiipunch! March 25, 2010 11:04 am

    ST, any chance the band comes out for the Warrior Bowl? That’ll create quite the environment for an on-campus event!

  116. Alvin Samantha March 25, 2010 11:34 am

    Sure, I’m a spammer. But I love the Warrior Beat. I wouldn’t spam on any other site.

  117. Bulla March 25, 2010 12:22 pm

    Spring ball…………what a nice ring to it…..April 3rd….hmmm……see all the cracka-jackas in pads in manoa……automatic attendance.

    A Warrior told me the other night at dinner, ‘….the weightroom is good, but it’s only numbers……wait til the pads come on……we’ll see what’s up….’

    but the quote of the day: ‘the quiet dog don’t get fed’

  118. tommui March 25, 2010 12:33 pm

    STRETCH: I was going to set up the account with the UH Foundation for the Tsaikos

    I had talked to Kelvin Shoji about this several weeks ago. You might want to give him a call 956-4322. Tell him you are a Tsaiko.

    Don’t mention my name, he may hang up on you! 🙂

  119. Bigislandkurt March 25, 2010 12:36 pm

    Mahalo for the Call the Coach report to the Anonymous one. Oline and Dline up for grabs. I don’t know if I should be excited or alarmed about that.


  120. Stretch March 25, 2010 12:39 pm

    tommui – I called and left a message for Vince Baldemor since that is who ST and WDoc had their meeting with. I will set up the account and once it’s complete, I will announce on the blog.

  121. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 25, 2010 12:41 pm

    Sorry – my typing mistake – left off a zero. Bad Eye!! Bad Eye!!!

    I’d already worked out the numbers using 500 pledges. Although there are around 50 – 60 regulars who post here, there are at least 2000 people who read it on a regular basis so I worked with 25% of them pledging.

    Furthermore, if we take 10% of the estimated season ticket holders who are willing to make a pledge, then we could have as many as 2500 people pledging $20 a month.

    However, as Slugger says above, it will take someone to act as a liaison between the pledging group and Koa Anuenue. It’ll be a fair amount of work at first to get everything set up properly, but once it’s started, it shouldn’t take more than 10-15 hours a month to keep records and coordinate with Koa Anuenue folks.

    Although I would want to see the funds go to all student athletic programs, I know that some folks here would want to designate their donations to a particular sport. That can also be done, but that’s why we need to have someone willing to take on the liaison responsibility in order to keep accurate records.

    According to my notes, Koa Anuenue can set up an automatic deduction system. Normally, donations are one-time-only, but the pledge concept is not unusual. Personally, we do this with KHET, HPR and our church.

    Have to get into town for a 3 pm meeting so I won’t be back until very late this evening. However, there are two very important legislative hearings on Monday dealing with Aloha Stadium. One is in the Senate and the other is in the House. Will provide details later on.

  122. Don Weir March 25, 2010 1:09 pm

    El Guapo et al,
    No conspiracy for me, it is simply personal reasons for leaving. No need to get the whispers going as it is football time and we all need to get behind the players; they are the ones that make things happen!

    Another avenue for donations is the Na Koa endowment. Already set up, complete tax deduction, can not be accessed by third party, goes directly to scholarship.

  123. music download sites March 25, 2010 1:10 pm

    Well said. I never thought I would agree with this opinion, but I’m starting to see things from a different angle. I definitely want research more on this as it appears very interesting. One thing I don’t understand though is how everything is related together.

  124. (Jesse)James March 25, 2010 1:14 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos…whew…busy busy busy…just wanted to stop by to say hello….

    Thanks Murph for all you do for UH….Awesome job!!!!!

  125. Old School Dave March 25, 2010 1:35 pm

    Student Activity Fee. The time has come. Nuff said.

  126. Donnell Baczewski March 25, 2010 1:35 pm

    If you wrote this article urselfe, it’s pretty well written….

  127. jm2375 March 25, 2010 1:39 pm

    Happy Birthday to Kahai Choy!

  128. Kazz March 25, 2010 1:49 pm

    WAC Softball Winning % Up This Season.

    The WAC is currently 125-89 overall in non-conference play for a .584 winning percentage, a dramatic improvement from just a year ago. In 2009, the league went 125-112 (.527) in non-conference play and finished 14th as a league in the Ratings Percentage Index. If you remove from the equation Boise State, which has played just a season and a half of NCAA Division I softball, the WAC winning percentage improves to .619, a high-water mark for the conference this century.

    The league’s current .584 winning percentage ranks second only to the 2008 WAC season when the conference went 159-105 (.602) out of conference. That year, the league tied a record with four NCAA Tournament bids and all four teams won at least two games and advanced to their respective NCAA regional championship games.

    The current winning percentage for the WAC indicates the conference will be around 9th or 10th in league RPI when the first rankings are released next week. Only one time in the previous five seasons has the WAC had a better winning percentage than it does this time around. Here’s how the league stacks up since 2005:

    Non-conference winning percentage: .480 (129-140)
    Conference RPI rank: 11th
    NCAA bids: 1 (Fresno State)

    Non-conference winning percentage: .469 (105-119)
    Conference RPI rank: 18th
    NCAA bids: 2 (Fresno State, Nevada)

    Non-conference winning percentage: .551 (136-111)
    Conference RPI rank: 11th
    NCAA bids: 2 (Fresno State, Hawai’i)

    Non-conference winning percentage: .602 (159-105)
    Conference RPI rank: 8th
    NCAA bids: 4 (Fresno State, Hawai’i, Nevada, Louisiana Tech)

    Non-conference winning percentage: .527 (125-112)
    Conference RPI rank: 14th
    NCAA Tournament bids: 2 (Fresno State, Nevada)

    Non-conference winning percentage: .584 (125-89)
    Conference RPI rank: 9th (projected)
    NCAA Tournament bids: Unknown

  129. Kazz March 25, 2010 1:52 pm

    Good to see that as a conference and not just one or two teams, WAC softball is actually “PLAYING UP”. 😎

    I’m very anxious to see how our ladies in the green, black, and white are gonna do. ST’s article makes a good point and as expected Coolen knows the home runs aren’t gonna come by so easily in conference play, but who knows??? 😯

  130. Kazz March 25, 2010 1:55 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KAHAI!!! :mrgreen:

  131. […] The Warrior Beat| UH football, University of Hawaii athletics | | Honolulu, H… […]

  132. Pomai March 25, 2010 2:31 pm

    Thanks to all at the cc, was very good conversation and of course the food was excellent.

  133. (Jesse)James March 25, 2010 2:35 pm

    Oh…and Happy Birthday to Kyeton, Izzy, and Kahai!!!

  134. d1島 March 25, 2010 2:41 pm


    Hana Hou?!?!

    (go put the insurance card in right now! 😆 )

  135. d1島 March 25, 2010 2:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Kahai!

  136. tommui March 25, 2010 2:44 pm

    For AL who wondered whether the kids from Wilder Avenue go to UH – from a teacher at THAT school:

    “Think it’s probably about 20%, could be more in the past few years. It is a very reasonable educational deal, given the $50K+ pricetag for tuition alone at a mainland college, not to mention that practically no one w/ parents that own their own home in HI will qualify for financial aid, other than loans.”

    Also opined that there is merit in staying at home, attending UH as an undergraduate and spending the $$$ in mainland grad school.

  137. Warrior Beat Rocks March 25, 2010 2:47 pm

    I just love the Warrior Beat.

  138. jm2375 March 25, 2010 2:47 pm

    Pomai – did you guys leave any food for the rest of the patrons? 😀

  139. jm2375 March 25, 2010 2:50 pm

    Syracuse goes down in flames!! 😀

  140. koakane March 25, 2010 2:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Izzy and Kyeton

    good day tsaiko country just checking in


  141. PowderPuff March 25, 2010 2:57 pm

    Happy Birthday, Keyton! Wooo hooo, March babies (eh, were’s Big C?!?!?)!!! Keyton is half my age and then some – and he’s so much more mature! 🙂

  142. Ralph March 25, 2010 3:05 pm

    another big east team goes down in flames, bye Syracuse. Butler will be in next year’s Diamond Head Classic.

  143. Kekoa March 25, 2010 3:06 pm

    Back on the ceded lands after scoring some very tender Pork Adobo at the cc today. We all put the hurt on the ice cream machine. I think they had to turn that one in for repair after we left.

    The supervisor did invite us to stay for dinner since we were still there until nearly 1400! She said it was Mongolian Beef night where the beef was only .06 cents an ounce! Of course they WOK it for you in whatever sauce you chose for it and with the veggies you selected. Tempting offer.

    When I left, KK was still there debating football philosophy 101 with Pride. They both were on an ice cream high, so it really wasn’t a very relevant conversation. Pomai had some great ideas for fund raising, but it took too much money to do it his way. We would have to raise funds first! LOL!

    Thanks errybody, it really was a great get together!

  144. Ralph March 25, 2010 3:07 pm

    PowderPuff “Kyeton is half my age and then some”, is the “then some” a lot? 🙂

  145. Kekoa March 25, 2010 3:10 pm

    Pride really did bring up some interesting and thought provoking insight on the game and his former teammates and coaches. Pride reminds me of the old commercial for E.F. Hutton, Financial Services…“when he speaks, everybody listens!”

  146. Kekoa March 25, 2010 3:17 pm

    Kaha’i is celebrating another berfday!…wow!…sumbody getting ‘mo old den dirt!

  147. Kekoa (iPhone) March 25, 2010 3:30 pm


    We left nothing behind…not even Buzzard Bait!

  148. Mad Dog March 25, 2010 3:59 pm

    A lot of students from that school on Wilder Avenue attend UH Manoa, but not 20%. Southern Cal seems to have the welcome mat out for Punahou kids. See the last page of the attached profile sheet. I believe the counseling office includes this data sheet with the transcripts to the colleges.

  149. ZZ March 25, 2010 4:18 pm

    Love the Warrior Beat.

  150. Slugger March 25, 2010 4:36 pm

    Happy birthday, Kaha’i!

  151. al March 25, 2010 5:02 pm

    aloha tommui….but what about the athletes?

  152. BG March 25, 2010 5:09 pm

    KYETON, IZZY, AND KAHAI….The Tsaikos send their very best birthday wishes!!!

  153. tommui March 25, 2010 5:12 pm

    Al #151 – they go to Notre Dame on a full ride!

    But we get some – but not necessarily for football.

  154. Jason March 25, 2010 5:48 pm

    Hmm, so anybody else want to go to Hale ʻIkena tomorrow? I’d like to go if I can get a ride.

  155. d1島 March 25, 2010 6:39 pm

    Where: Hale Ikena

    When: Friday – 03/26/10

    Time: 1100 to 1300

    Why: Do we reallyneed to explain?

    Route Guide:

    Shoyu Chicken, Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Pork Lau Lau,
    Catch of the Day, Roasted Sweet Potato, Lomi Salmon, Poi Haupia and More

  156. d1島 March 25, 2010 6:40 pm


    I can pick you up.

  157. Jason March 25, 2010 6:54 pm

    Great, thanks!

  158. Hye Zediker March 25, 2010 7:00 pm

    You make your items clearly yet I still am not persuaded yet.

  159. d1島 March 25, 2010 7:16 pm

    Sounds like a “Yet”ee invasion…..

  160. al March 25, 2010 7:33 pm

    d1…get poke?

  161. al March 25, 2010 7:34 pm

    tommui…you going for the hawaiian luau tomw?

  162. Garret March 25, 2010 7:38 pm

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

    Scientists found a hip bone from a T-Rex in Australia, the first time that a T-Rex was found in the Southern Hemisphere.

  163. Garret March 25, 2010 7:39 pm

    The Indian military is going use the bhut jolokia (ghost chili) to make tear gas-like hand grenades to immobilize suspects. Trials found that it can make an effective nontoxic weapon because its smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hide-outs.

  164. Garret March 25, 2010 7:39 pm

    British newspaper (The Independent) was sold for $1.48 to a former KGB agent!

  165. Garret March 25, 2010 7:40 pm

    CatholicTV, a national Catholic TV network, debuted 3-D programs earlier this week in an effort to reach younger people and make their faith message more vivid. They also posted several 3-D shows on the Internet and released its monthly magazine in 3D.

  166. Garret March 25, 2010 7:40 pm

    6-year-old boy in China was born with 15 fingers and 16 toes, but had the surplus 11 digits removed after a recent 6.5-hour operation. The photos that go with the story are pretty amazing to me.

  167. Garret March 25, 2010 7:41 pm

    It looks like California voters will decide whether or not pot will be legal or not. Nevada might get state-licensed pot stores in 2012, but completely legalizing pot in California would go well beyond that. Polls actually have a slight majority of California voters in favor of legalizing marijuana, but both sides will spend heavily to advertise in order to convince the undecided.

  168. Garret March 25, 2010 7:41 pm

    For almost 30 years, India and Bangladesh have disagreed over who owned New Moore Island in the Bay of Bengal. Global warming has ended their border dispute–rising sea levels made the island disappear, so ownership of the island no longer matters. Bangladesh has been hit hard by global warming, with 18% of its coastal area possibly under water soon, forcing 20 million of its people to move.

  169. Garret March 25, 2010 7:41 pm

    Bank robbers tried to save time by calling ahead and telling the bank to have a bag of money ready on the floor because they were coming to rob the bank. The police easily took both men into custody.

  170. Garret March 25, 2010 7:42 pm

    Free play links pau.

  171. Garret March 25, 2010 7:44 pm

    One more…

    Burglar broke into an office furniture store and sure made it easy for police to find him…he used the store’s computer to log into his MySpace account. He even used the store’s computer to go online to try to sell the items that he was stealing from the store!

  172. al March 25, 2010 7:44 pm

    boise st hires the other asst coach from gonzaga.

  173. al March 25, 2010 7:47 pm

    …and boise state’s top recruit wants out of his letter of intent.
    ben mills once offered a scholie from the uh is requesting a release but the stubborn ad won’t allow it.

    i thought that all bets were off once a new coach steps in???

    oh yah, the buggah is 7’0″.

  174. al March 25, 2010 7:48 pm

    if the time table is correct, then the gibber is due in to idaho any day now. probably to visit his old school college of southern idaho a perennial top jc program. a bunch of players to be found and perhaps an asst coach to boot.

  175. tommui March 25, 2010 8:11 pm

    AL: Depends on my Buddy – if he is OK, no. If he is still flat on his back, I’ll be there.

    As an aside, in the Kamehameha songfest tonight, I thought of you, in that if there were just a few more white faces in the various classes, it would resemble the classes in the Wilder Street school!

  176. al March 25, 2010 8:30 pm

    tommui…as a youth, (yah, yah, a long, long time ago) i used to go to punahou.

    to ride my original homemade skateboard down piper’s pali. btw, my friends and i claim the first ever skateboards in hawaii. they started off as homemade scooters made from my sister’s old roller skates and ended up at skateboards when the upright handles broke off.

  177. d1島 March 25, 2010 8:54 pm


    Was going ask about the poke but Pomai’s “tea ceremony” wen trow me off! Forget to ask!

  178. […] Advertiser’s Stephen Tsai gives us the Spring practice schedule that starts in SIX days!Some of the key days: Wednesday, March 31 — Practice No. 1 […]

  179. Ralph March 25, 2010 9:10 pm

    Hawaiian Luau on Kuhio Day, two days of over eating binge, but got to sacrifice for team bonding and get ready for tailgate

  180. hilobilly March 25, 2010 9:45 pm

    RE: Tom Mui #165

    As an aside, in the Kamehameha songfest tonight, I thought of you, in that if there were just a few more white faces in the various classes, it would resemble the classes in the Wilder Street school!

    I usually enjoy your posts, but really…this is beneath you.

  181. Bigislandkurt March 25, 2010 10:07 pm

    @ Ralph #179

    That’s not called an eating binge. It’s called conditioning.

    Go! Go! Go!



  182. hilobilly March 25, 2010 10:14 pm

    My # 180: should be re: #175; oh, well, looking forward to seeing the current Wahine & the ‘Rusty Wahine’ teams in the Haili Tournament this week, lots of things going on in Hilo!

  183. A-House March 25, 2010 10:18 pm

    Wha, Wha, What – our Ka, Ka, Kahai is also March born? dat makes tree!

    Heck den, most Happy Birfday to U!!!!

  184. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2010 11:25 pm

    Happy Birthday Kahai!

  185. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2010 11:26 pm

    Won Atey Figh

  186. papajoe2 March 25, 2010 11:29 pm

    I had a little chuckle with your post about California voting to legalize marijuana. Most pakalolo smokers are too lazy to vote. I noticed they grumble about everything but too lazy to do anything about anything.

  187. tommui March 25, 2010 11:44 pm


    Didn’t mean any offense to anyone but you got to know the present population at that school. It used to be overwhelming haole but no longer.

    AL: I recall those skateboard days – rollerskates on the board but some had a board at a right angle – I guess to hang onto.

    I was luckier, I guess. Had a red scooter and would walk up to Nehoa and coast down Keeaumoku almost to Wilder Avenue. And if I had a couple of coins, would stop at Kam Fui store to get a soda.

  188. Pomai March 26, 2010 2:37 am

    What do you call it when the HA spams the blog?

  189. LizKauai (iPhone) March 26, 2010 2:38 am

    Hiya. Woke up and am restless. Feels like a full moon night.

    Nighty night and sweet UH Athletic Teams Dreams!

  190. wafan March 26, 2010 3:28 am

    Happy Aloha Friday!

  191. wafan March 26, 2010 3:30 am

    A belated happy birthday to Kyeton!!!

  192. Ralph March 26, 2010 3:35 am

    I wonder who was responsible in BN staff that scheduled Montana State and Central Michigan for mbb games next season. More cream puffs. We had a lot of those this season and only won 10 games. BN really tried to reach his 18 win goal the easy way by scheduling less than stellar mbb programs to come to Hawaii. We had 21 home games last season. Where was the value JD spoke of, a family of 3 paying $26 a ticket in the lower bowl, plus parking, plus refreshments would easily spend $125 for what, to watch UH struggle with the likes of Lamar, Northwestern State, Northern Colorado, etc. Now the schedule becomes Arnold’s, is he happy, I hope not, in this economy the attendance won’t rise with his new star power alone.

  193. wafan March 26, 2010 3:40 am

    Unable to celebrate Izzy’s birthday yesterday so will do so this weekend.

    Definitely a toss up of pseudo-Italian, Korean, and Tex-Mex for lunch and dinner.

  194. wafan March 26, 2010 3:42 am

    Getting closer!

  195. wafan March 26, 2010 3:42 am

    1/2 day of conferences then more curricula work.


  196. wafan March 26, 2010 3:43 am


  197. wafan March 26, 2010 3:44 am

    Have a plate or three for me today at today’s cc!!!

    Yum, Hawai’ian food.



  198. Bulla March 26, 2010 4:15 am

    have a great CC today….

    we’ll catch up sooner than later…..and another note, if anyone goes to the swap meet or finds BIG POTS like 40+ quarts with a lid, i am interested in buying 2. we’ll use these for the Tsaikogate Tailgates for the next 3 years…..but i don’t want to spend a ton of $$$ and buy new ones, it’s my chinese blood in me….

    have a good weekend everyone 🙂

  199. jm2375 March 26, 2010 6:26 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos! Happy Kuhio Day!

    Some of us do have to work today (and next Friday too).

    Bulla is pake? no way!! 😯 😆

    Good luck to the Warriors, Bows and Wahine today. Important games for everyone today. Hear there’s going to be a lot of MLB scouts at the BaseBows game today to see Slaats.

    Have fun at the cc. I think I’m supposed to go to some meeting at 12. uggghh.

  200. d1島 March 26, 2010 6:29 am

    Great Morning All!

    Careful on the slippery roads this morning.

    NoHiHo…. 🙂

  201. mctruck March 26, 2010 7:40 am


  202. Bigislandkurt March 26, 2010 7:47 am

    try craig’s list. Watch out for cheap big pots without good bottoms. The burn almost everything and will take days to scrub the papa’a leftovers on the bottom. You like the one with one good, solid bottom so the heat get distributed evenly. Military surplus stores sometimes got some good ones too…..those big heavy ones that everyone saw in the school cafeteria. Good big pots can be expensive…….and you don’t use them all the time. BUT when you do, they are worth their weight in day old pipi stew.


  203. LizKauai m/ March 26, 2010 8:02 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hauoli Lahanau to the birthday boyz!

    Hope to see Kenny Estes tonight – hulihuli pulehu chicken cooking time for Waimea Project Grad tonight/tomorrow.

    HiHo and Happy Aloha Friday!

  204. koakane iPhone March 26, 2010 8:09 am

    Morning tsaiko country

    Good Aloha Friday and Kuhio Day all

    esmeeeee busy busy busy

  205. jm2375 March 26, 2010 8:20 am

    since when is a retired DOE administrator busy?

  206. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 26, 2010 8:41 am


    Check with the various auction houses here on O`ahu to see if any of them will be handling a restaurant closure sale anytime soon. Also ask them if they have an e-mail notification list so that you don’t have to keep calling. We kept a couple of huge stock pots when we closed down our restaurant and would never give them up.

    Again, is anyone going to the CC from town who could pick me up along North King Street? Please e-mail me swood at hoku dot come before 10 am if you can – be sure to include your pholne number so we can finalize the details.

  207. kai kane March 26, 2010 8:42 am

    great post’s by some “inside” folks…Why can’t we get these boys training table ALL YEAR like EVERY OTHER D-1 school? The teams we play week in/week out have this. Let’s band together to get this team back to a bowl game!

  208. Big T March 30, 2010 10:47 am

    ST, just wondering where ur getting ur sourced from? Or are u making lineups off of top of ur head. How in the world is kamalu Umu starting in front of Elliot Purcell. Purcell was a big time role player last year. Did u see that unLv n ARMY game! There’s never talk about this kid, he’s a player! Also Kaniela in the starting lineup over Haku? Maybe after spring ball but starting already? Tuipulotu could be a good player but how do we know he’s not a bust? We’ve already seen what Haku correia n especially Purcell is capable of doing! ST, ur putting up “starting points” w/ guys who haven’t played a down yet or have experience w/ “Warrior Football”!!!! ST, please explain that? So I ask the question again, where do u get your four sources from?

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