New practice time Saturday

Saturday’s practice — which will involve a scrimmage — has been moved to 1:30 p.m. It was originally scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

It will be held at at Ching Field.

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Head coach Greg McMackin said more than 100 football prospects will participate in UH’s Junior Day Saturday at the UH athletic complex.

Tbe prospects — and their parents — were invited by their high school coaches. The prospects will get a tour of the school, meet with academic counselors and UH coaches, and participate in a Q&A with select UH football players. For instance, nickelback Richard Torres will answer questions about the walk-on program (he is now on scholarship), and safety Mike Wadsworth will discuss the adjustment freshmen will face.

Because this is considered an unofficial visit, the prospects and their parents must pay for their own meals and expenses.

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From The Associated Press:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eye black with messages and wedge blocks will be banned from college football this fall, and taunting in the field of play will start costing teams points in 2011.
On Thursday, the NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the three rules changes.

One year after the NFL banned wedge blocking on kickoffs because of safety concerns, the NCAA followed the lead. The new rule says that when the team receiving a kickoff has more than two players standing within two yards of one another, shoulder to shoulder, it will be assessed a 15-yard penalty — even if there is no contact between the teams.

The reason: NCAA studies have shown that 20 percent of all injuries occurring on kickoffs result in concussions.

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Jimmy Shapiro provides us with this link to USC’s Lane Kiffin:

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Avis selected Sats as the winner of two tickets to the April 30 UH baseball game. Please text me your name and address at 256-0223 and I’ll mail you the tickets.


  1. Manoa Mist April 15, 2010 8:21 am

    Who’s No. 1 baby?

  2. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 8:26 am


  3. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 8:28 am

    Oh no. then the practice tailgate will be cut short. i was thinking of dropping by to meet all of the tsaikos since i have so much fun on this blog.

  4. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 15, 2010 8:32 am

    Aloha kakahiaka!

    Practice TG should just start earlier. 😆

  5. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 15, 2010 8:32 am

    Papajoe2- I look forward to meeting you someday!

  6. Pomai April 15, 2010 8:33 am

    papajoe2 you can still drop by, I think most will leave around 3 to catch the Na Wahine Koa game. I don’t mind missing this practice because the real fun starts the end of summer.

  7. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 8:34 am

    no wedge blocking? will it mean less tds of kickoff returns? what about punts? i know its hard to form a wedge on punts, but 2 players blocking side by side is possible. safety first. maybe they should play touch or flag football. wait a minute….. then no pads……..

  8. Bulla April 15, 2010 8:39 am

    TOP 10

  9. BleedGreen808 April 15, 2010 8:40 am

    Top 10

  10. BleedGreen808 April 15, 2010 8:42 am

    Taunting costing points? 😡

  11. Da Punchbowl Kid April 15, 2010 8:44 am

    Top 11!

  12. Da Punchbowl Kid April 15, 2010 8:45 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  13. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 8:51 am

    what’s worster (public school thing) than no wedge blocking? messages on eye black. if you in the stands and can see the message on the eye black, then you must have really upfront seats.

  14. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 15, 2010 9:00 am

    Eyeblack hurts feelings???

    Somebody tell the NCAA that football aint for ________.

  15. Pomai April 15, 2010 9:04 am

    Kazz we wouldn’t want to hurt somebody’s feelings would we.

  16. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 9:06 am

    no wedge blocking may result in kick returners getting more injuries. i hope we are practicing with several kick returners as we may need all of them during the season. usually kick returners are gifted receivers or dbacks, and are usually starters at their “real” positions. This may force teams to follow some nfl teams and recruit exclusive returners, being emergency backups at on field positions. i know we got the freshman guy from florida coming in. maybe now his name just elevated on the dept chart without even enrolling in school.

  17. chopsueyboy April 15, 2010 9:16 am

    Top Twenty!

  18. menofsteel April 15, 2010 9:17 am

    Top ten

  19. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 9:21 am

    I can see it now. USC scores a go ahead touchdown with 2:34 left in the game against UH. Kick off results in a 102 yard touchdown for UH. Touchdown called back because of new wedge blocking rule. Replays show that 2 Warriors went for the same USC player. Just so happens a 3rd UH player was in the area not facing the same player being blocked, but obviously looking at another player to block. UH loses, thus securing the “reputation” of USC and the PAC 10. UH players and fans are heart broken inspite of their “moral” victory.

  20. jm2375 April 15, 2010 9:22 am

    Good morning (again) Tsai-kos!

    Top 20?!!

  21. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 9:26 am

    Sorry being so negative with the new rules. Change ending to the story. UH touchdown called back because of the new rule. Same situation with replay, but UH goes on to win by 24 anyway.

  22. Slugger April 15, 2010 9:35 am

    Good morning!

    Early tailgate hours = more kope

    I like what I read in Ferd’s article about the D devoting time to keep their eyes on the ball & look for the opportunity to strip it or make an interception.

    Looks like new shades of blue & yellow on the HA online homepage today. Getting ready for the switch over? and the interview with Shane came up in a Lifestream broadcast ~ it still stopped, but is the quality better? Have to watch more of it which I couldn’t do yesterday due to glitches.

  23. d1島 April 15, 2010 9:36 am


    The moral victory against SC happened 32 years ago….

  24. d1島 April 15, 2010 9:38 am


    Not sure if the early morning crew can show up much earlier than already planned.

  25. Slugger April 15, 2010 9:38 am

    Congrats to Sats on winning the tix!

  26. Kendall April 15, 2010 9:39 am

    Anybody know when we will hear about the hiring of Gib Arnold’s assistants?

  27. Slugger April 15, 2010 9:41 am


    Not suggesting we start earlier, but we might have more people showing up earlier if they are planning to go to practice. I think I’d like to make it back to campus for practice. Early lunch!

  28. jojo ® April 15, 2010 9:55 am

    TG down!

  29. al April 15, 2010 9:59 am

    isn’t the job vacancy still open due to the state of hawaii hiring standard that it must be held open for “x” number of days.

    i thought i read somewhere that it doesn’t close until after the loi date (yesterday) something like this coming monday.

  30. huh? April 15, 2010 10:01 am

    Wedge blocking?

    Will someone please expand on this terminology, otherwise that “lady” going to ask here anyway.

    Please be certain in your detailed explanation that it differentiates from blocking someone from giving you a wedgy.

  31. SteveM April 15, 2010 10:03 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Kekoa — What is the cut-off time for items to be grilled at the practice tailgate this Saturday?

  32. al April 15, 2010 10:04 am


    i believe the tailgate is going to happen anyway. some will, some won’t, some will go scurrying to practice, some won’t.

  33. al April 15, 2010 10:04 am

    stevem…you planning on grilling some lobsters?

    i’ll stay.

  34. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 10:10 am

    #23d1. I was there. Jeff Duva and co. That’s what I was thinking of when I wrote of the moral victory.

  35. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 15, 2010 10:12 am

    Given the circumstances of the Warrior practice time change, I can’t make it to the Spring Practice T-Gate. My meeting won’t be over until 10:30 so I wouldn’t be able to get to the T-Gate site until close to noon since I’ll be coming by bus.

    Instead, I’ll bring the dessert to the Softbows game and pass it out there. Will make it neat & easy to eat and will also have some paper towels.

  36. jm2375 April 15, 2010 10:13 am

    lobster? someone say lobster? I’m there!

  37. al April 15, 2010 10:17 am

    just one small kine reminder before everyone rushes off on saturday still need a clean up crew yah.

    perhaps stevem will bust out the lobsters after pau clean up.

  38. Garret April 15, 2010 10:22 am

    A high school in Texas will be getting a new $60 million stadium…I’ve seen a lot of high school stadiums in Texas that were amazing, but this one will probably be nicer than some college stadiums. It must be nice to have money to throw around–$55 million or so for a performing arts auditorium, 600+ band members, etc.

    Just in case you forgot how important high school football is in Texas, the residents of Allen will soon have a $59.6 million stadium that will leave no doubt.

    Next month in the booming north Dallas suburb, ground will be broken on a state-of-the-art, 18,000-seat facility that will feature two decks, a video scoreboard, four concession stands and 12 restrooms. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012.

    Last year, the Allen football team played a game before more than 50,000 fans at the new Texas Stadium.

    The stadium was part of a larger $120 million bond package passed in May 2009 that included nearly as much money for a state-of-the-art auditorium for performing arts.

    Students have their own section in one end zone – in a fashion similar to many colleges – to create a wall of sound. The band – the largest in the country with more than 600 members – will be on the other end. There will be a wall of honor for former greats from the program.

  39. Garret April 15, 2010 10:25 am

    They have been talking about the taunting rule for over a year now…it won’t affect this season, but it will be interesting to see if it changes the outcomes of any 2011 games.

    PROP also approved a proposal that penalizes unsportsmanlike conduct as a live-ball foul beginning with the 2011 season.

    The change means, for example, that if a player makes a taunting gesture to an opponent on the way to scoring a touchdown, the flag would nullify the score and penalize the offending team from the spot of the foul.

  40. jm2375 April 15, 2010 10:30 am

    Garret – #38 – 600 in the band? 3900 students. That’s huge.

  41. BG April 15, 2010 10:31 am

    Tsaikos are (mentally) flexible…just come earlier for big kine brunch on Sat. Grill crew is usually there about 9:30. We can eat and have our usual good time. Those that need to go…no shame! Those that stay…keep eating.

    Koakane…need to coordinate meeting you near Schooner’s, mid-afternoon, to get the keys for the gate to you. Hope your personal situation is getting better. Still sending prayers for your bro-in-law.

  42. bluefintuna April 15, 2010 10:35 am

    saw at least 20 hpd racing to queeens er, some running hope not bad

  43. BG April 15, 2010 10:35 am


    We’ll see you at the SoftBow game…it’ll probably be easier for you to go straight to Manoa.

  44. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2010 10:40 am

    Interesting rules changes this year. The taunting seems fair. I can see problems with interpreting the wedge block.
    Kick off coverage hones in on ball carrier and the blockers with backs to the ball carrier need to be aware if where he is because if they too close, they’ll be called for it?
    Blockers will get in position based of the lanes the coverage team takes or return team play is designed to go. The spacing will be hard to make a call on.
    Unless as long as the return team don’t “hold hands” then ok?..Might make “open season” on return guys and they will be victims of concussions because of full on hits.

  45. d1島 April 15, 2010 10:47 am


    Thanks for your generosity!


    Thanks for your generosity! 😀 😉 😆

  46. d1島 April 15, 2010 10:51 am

    re: new wedge rule

    Agree wicchu NSF,

    Unintended Consequences

    In trying to limit the incidences of concussions, this seems to focus the issue on one player – the returner!

  47. Garret April 15, 2010 11:01 am

    It is sad that a California QB recruit would have watched so many UH games and then not be interested in UH…he’ll probably go to a Pac-10 school anyway, but his high school has a lot of good recruits and it would have been nice for his exposure to UH football to help with recruiting.

    “I’ve always wanted to play big-time football, but when I think about earning a degree from Harvard or Brown it’s hard to pass up. I really like SMU, though. Growing up in Los Angeles, I used to watch every Hawaii game because they came on so late. Watching Colt Brennan throw in that offense was fun. I can play a pro-style or spread set, but I definitely favor a spread offense.”

    Rising seniors George Farmer, Jason Gibson, Woodson Greer and Marqise Lee all look to help Serra repeat as state champions. Each is a standout athlete at his position, with Farmer, an Under Armour All-American and ESPNU 150 Watch List member, and Gibson, a fellow ESPNU 150 Watch List member, leading the way. Another Cavalier beginning to emerge on the national recruiting radar is Serra quarterback Conner Preston. As a junior, Preston threw for 3,427 yards and 44 touchdowns with only nine interceptions.

  48. Ralph April 15, 2010 11:14 am

    Connor Preston has been offered a scholarship by June Jones to SMU. Per Ponyfans, he already has taken two unofficial visits to the SMU campus. If he likes the run and shoot, he probably thinking UH or June Jones, of the two, I think he picks June Jones

  49. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2010 12:01 pm

    d1..I just hope we don’t see more injuries because you know how long it takes the No Clue At All to make decisions or changes yeah?…

    Ralph..U right, a kid would probably go to SMU if they like playing in the run and shoot.
    Coach Rolo has got to make his own reputation as far as developing qb’s in the r and s offense. He is up and coming and I think he will be a known entity in due time. Nothing a few quality wins to get a kids attention. Coach Rolo and the team need to build their own program and it takes some time to do that.

    Coach Jones learned from the master and has been able to implement his offense in the nfl and at other destinations. Anyone would want to learn from the master yeah?

  50. Ralph April 15, 2010 12:22 pm

    yup NSF, just win and Rolo will get credit due him as OC and developing the qb’s. Takes time to build a reputation, got to have consistent success, his qb’s got to look good during the game and make some plays.

  51. Derek April 15, 2010 12:23 pm

    Question: How many scholarships were offered to kids that attended Junior Day last year? And what is the expectation this year?

  52. Ralph April 15, 2010 12:24 pm

    OT Obama loses money on Bank of Hawaii stock, give the president credit, at least he invested some of his money in Hawaii.

  53. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 12:29 pm

    speaking of wedge busting, i know UH had some good busters but i can’t remember their names. david maeva?

  54. Kekoa (iPhone) April 15, 2010 12:44 pm

    Al ~ Lobster sounds good. Mebbe we should put it on the grill at 13:30 (1:00 PM). The Kobe beef should be near perfection by then. Oysters on the half-shell will be warming on the side.

    Now, what to do with the huli-huli pig…not going be pau in time.

    Oh wow!…day dreamin’ again, tsai.

    Nevah mine! Just come. Eat, drink, hugs ‘n high fives all around, and dash. We know weah you live!

  55. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2010 12:54 pm

    papajoe…to me the best and imo, the proto type wedge buster, was Semeri Ulufale! This guy was NO FEAR exemplified!
    I’m not sure if there are videos and there probably is some in a dark recess of the news room archives but I used to go to games just to see who, from the other team would get his butt out of the way when Semeri come done the field.
    Off the field he was such a gentle giant. You wouldn’t know of his on field exploits if you didn’t watch him play.

  56. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2010 12:54 pm

    ..down the field…oops

  57. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2010 12:56 pm

    I watched Semeri take out three guys with one hit…He was a pretty good dline guy too.

  58. al April 15, 2010 1:04 pm

    okay i am having a hard time with this.

    northshorefan a.k.a. nsf

    nsf is the acronym for non sufficient funds as in bounced checks.

  59. al April 15, 2010 1:05 pm

    northshorefan…yah, semeri felt no pain back in the day.

  60. Willie April 15, 2010 1:08 pm

    Ralph, the Prez Obama did not invest a cent as he inherited the stock from his grandma, a retired BOH employee. Technically he lost money as he sold it for less than it was worth when he inherited it, only a loss on paper. He lost nothing as the $350,000 from the sale of the stock was pure cash in his pocket. Based on the closing price today he would be about even.

  61. Don Weir April 15, 2010 1:14 pm

    Wedge blocking happens on kick offs with the team receiving the ball.
    As the ball is kicked off players on the receiving team fall back about ten yards to a predetermined spot on the field and form an inverted triangle with the point being the ball carrier. The wedge players are shoulder to shoulder/thigh measuring out from the middle of the wedge and they move forward on command of the ball carrier to provide a wall of blocking. As the wedge moves forward the ball carrier follows the wedge and he waits for a seam to open and then makes a move up field.
    The real danger in wedge blocking is the other team uses ‘wedge buster’s. These players often launch themselves into the wedge and players on either team are in danger of concussions or hip/leg/ankle injuries.
    For those of you that go back to Honolulu Stadium days my teammate Golden Richards suffered a serious knee injury in the UH Vs Grambling game. As the wedge formed up one of the Grambling players came down the field and hit an offensive lineman forming up the wedge so hard he was knocked back into the ball carrier (Richards).

    In my grandfather’s day (U of Chicago) the wedge was formed by interlocking arms, but that technique was ruled out years ago.

  62. Kazz April 15, 2010 1:18 pm

    WAC Softball Stat Rankings Week of April 12

    Team Batting Average (WAC Games Only)

    1. Hawai’i .366
    2. Fresno State .291
    3. Nevada .286
    4. Utah State .286
    5. New Mexico State .259
    6. San Jose State .241
    7. Boise State .241
    *8. Louisiana Tech .231

    Team Pitching ERA (WAC Games Only)

    1. Fresno State 1.92
    2. Hawai’i 2.68
    *3. Louisiana Tech 2.95
    4. Boise State 4.54
    5. San Jose State 4.84
    6. Utah State 6.18
    7. Nevada 6.38
    8. New Mexico State 6.88

    Team Fielding Percentage (WAC Games Only)

    1. Fresno State .965
    2. Hawai’i .964 :mrgreen: (FINALLY!!!!)
    *3. Louisiana Tech .960
    4. Boise State .958
    5. Nevada .954
    6. San Jose State .953
    7. New Mexico State .951
    8. Utah State .941

    Individual Batting Average (WAC Games Only)

    1. Jessica Iwata, Hawai’i .565 😯 GOOD LAWD!!!
    2. Kathy Cox, Boise State .500
    3. Kali Cancelosi, Utah State .464
    4. Kylie Randall, New Mexico State .438
    5. Kellie Caplan, Boise State .435
    6. Amanda Tauali’i, Hawai’i .432 😎
    7. Caitlin Stiglich, Fresno State .429
    8. Noelle Micka, Nevada .421
    9. Michelle Moses, Fresno State .414
    10. Kelly Majam, Hawai’i .410

    Individual Pitching ERA (WAC Games Only)

    1. Michelle Moses, Fresno State 0.90
    *2. Meghan Krieg, Louisiana Tech 1.40 (BRING IT ON!!!)
    3. Mackenzie Oakes, Fresno State 1.50
    4. Stephanie Ricketts, Hawai’i 1.69
    5. Amanda Pridmore, San Jose State 2.31
    6. Aubray Zell, Boise State 2.62
    7. Lela Work, Boise State 2.80
    8. Alex Newman, New Mexico State 2.84
    9. Morgan Melloh, Fresno State 3.50
    10. Kaia Parnaby, Hawai’i 4.80

    *-Upcoming Opponent

    Stats provided by WAC Softball Blogspot.

    The first thing that jumps out to me out of all of this is not Jessica Iwata’s insane stats or the sense of relief I feel seeing Amanda Taualii back up there in hitting % again, but it’s Parnaby’s ERA.

    The most ideal thing and the one thing expected out of Parnaby in the pre season is to provide another stable pitcher to take the pressure of Ricketts. Before the WAC season started I wrote that pitching wouldn’t be a concern and in reality when you look at the games, it hasn’t been thus far as Stephanie Ricketts is again proving to be the work horse that I thought she needed to be. I really had to believe in her when some wrote her off and wanted Parnaby to grab the “ace” spot. Again, this proves experience counts for a lot.

    I am NOT trying to single out Parnaby as I STILL believe she is a good pitcher but the unmeasurable elements of WAC play and travel are new to her despite her decorated past as a very young, but experienced pitcher on the international level. International play tends to be “better” than what some think of WAC softball, but it’s also different in other ways and on the stat sheet we are seeing this here as her numbers have ballooned from what it was against the likes of CAL, DePaul, Lipscomb, Troy etc…

    If anything this further proves that Ricketts is our pitcher and Parnaby is still an effective pitcher if the circumstance is right for her to start or relieve Ricketts when the time comes. Still I see Coolen using Parnaby as a starter for the second game of a series as the WAC season winds down and there is nothing wrong with that.

    As for the hitting, the ACES only get better starting tomorrow. New fans to the Wahine need to enjoy this new found popularity, but need to be aware of what lies ahead of us. Meghan Krieg is good, damn good and in a sport where one player can dominate an entire team, an upset of the LaTechsters over the Wahine should NOT be looked at as “impossible” regardless of the way our batting order has produced. It’s going to be nothing new at all to the Wahine as they (LaTech) will get Krieg to pitch all over the zone and try to frustrate the Wahine with a barrage of outside pitches and change-ups. We’ve struggled with that before and it has cost us sweeps of series and even losing a few series.

  63. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2010 1:30 pm

    al…some will say ..not sufficent funds.. like in a bank buddies see it as not sufficient upstairs, like brain dead..!
    It has been suggested that I change it to NorthShoreWarrior but…

  64. Kazz April 15, 2010 1:33 pm

    Quote of the Day:

    (From an episode of “The Office” Season 5)

    (scene, the office is valdalized and the employees are assessing the damage)

    Oscar Nunez: “Someone stole my laptop!”

    Kevin Malone: “So what? Someone stole my surge protector!”

    Oscar Nunez: “How does that compare?!!!??!!!”

    Kevin Malone: “Oscar, I’m now prone to surges!”


  65. Kazz April 15, 2010 1:37 pm

    Richard Torres was used as the wedge buster in 2008. I believe he was either knocked out or suffered a concussion on his first play.

    The end result? The opposing team had to start on their 25 yard line.

  66. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2010 1:42 pm

    Don..if you are able to get into UH archives and dig up some film on Semeri Ulufale, it will show a great example of what you just relayed.

  67. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2010 1:48 pm

    Kazz ..Mahalos for the stats..except for hitting, everything else is close between LTech and the Wahines….Will be a great weekend series!


    Let’s hope the Wahines can massage Krieg’s era a little bit…

  68. Kazz April 15, 2010 1:56 pm


    Let’s hope that by “massaging” Krieg’s ERA the Wahine will be the one enjoying a happy ending!!!


    I… I.. I’ve said too much… 😳

  69. Kazz April 15, 2010 1:57 pm

    70 and NSF, you can’t leave it open to me like that! 😆

    #68 was too easy!!!

  70. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 2:07 pm

    thanks nsf and Mr. Weir. I think it was Semeri that I was thinking of. He used to go full blast and weighed at least or around 250#s. Also remember Golden too. You guys are making me remin…….think back to yesterbefore.

  71. Stretch April 15, 2010 2:08 pm

    how ironic… Kazz posts in #69, then makes reference to his after hours activities… hmmmmmmm

  72. Maverick April 15, 2010 2:18 pm

    Re: Tim Gunters article on taking a Gamble with Lane Kiffin.

    There is no gamble.

    USC doesn’t need, or have to gamble.

    USC will become a top 10 team within the 1st year.

  73. Maverick April 15, 2010 2:24 pm

    The NCAA comes down again with MORE Rules…
    The eye strips with no mssgs.

    This is so typical of any party that wants to press the emotional feel good intentions, but with negative results.

    Stop punishing the players.

  74. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 2:29 pm

    Hey guys. Talking about Golden Richards and Semeri Ulufale, I used to watch all UH sports in the HA since I was very young. Started attending the football games as soon as my friends and I started to drive. Went to the Termite Palace to watch Levi Stanley, Paul “Sumo” Lee, Hal Stringert, etc. Mr. Weir and anyone else, can you guys publish some stories of the older players so us old farts can recollectioning. Who was that running back that transfered from Oklahoma. I think he was a third or fourth stringer at Okla.. In those days, I don’t think there was any restrictions as to how many scholarships a school could have. Big schools would have, like, 185 scholarships, would pay players to watch the grass grow to a certain length, then tell somebody, so that someone else could mow the field. If they signed that many to scholarships, even if that player didn’t play, at least he didn’t play against them. The player that I’m thinking of split time with someone (Jeff Sydner?) and I think he started his second year at UH gaining a lot of yards (over 1000?). Help me remember please.

  75. Kiyoko Heany April 15, 2010 2:37 pm

    I really love your site! Thanks for sharing and keep it up. I will be back again!

  76. NorthShoreFan April 15, 2010 2:38 pm you getting me going…like that song in your head you can’t get rid of … but can’t remember the title or the singer…

    Kaz…did you stop partaking of that evil snack…Skittles?….you stop that now….

    Bulla..practicing that boomshakalaka for tomorrow?….

  77. BG April 15, 2010 2:41 pm

    Taking a break from taxes…almost done.

    Kazz…thanks for the stats. Noticed that the pitchers with the best ERA’s have not faced the Wahine yet. LOL.. But Krieg is very good as her record shows. Consistent and dominating. We’ll have the place rocking this weekend!

    OK, back to finishing and giving Uncle Sam his share…

  78. BG April 15, 2010 2:45 pm

    Hey NSF! We should all be able to identify with “non-sufficient funds”. T’aint none of us with enough! LOL

  79. haka April 15, 2010 2:58 pm

    #75 papajoe2
    Who was that running back that transfered from Oklahoma. I think he was a third or fourth stringer at Okla?

    Larry Shearer?

  80. huh? April 15, 2010 3:02 pm

    Mr. Weir,

    Too funny that you took me seriously. My post was directed to those who had no idea and would be soon asking what the wedge was. Nevertheless, great job as usual.

    Sometimes a bit of levity is important during these tough times.

  81. tommui April 15, 2010 3:02 pm

    Larry Shearer did transfer from OU to UH but don’t know what string he was at OU. Great running back – no matter what string he may have been!

  82. SteveM April 15, 2010 3:03 pm

    April 15th, 2010 at 10:04 am
    stevem…you planning on grilling some lobsters?

    Al — you asking the person who doesn’t eat seafood? 😕 But, I’ll keep an eye out for grilling lobsters…they’ll have a picture of a grill on the box, right? But more likely I’ll bring some belly pork–that’s more my style….errr, wait a minute…

  83. al April 15, 2010 3:04 pm

    haka…its dr. larry sherrer these days.
    he practices internal meds and obgyn in lihue, kauai.

    one of the few 1000 yd rushers for hawaii.

  84. al April 15, 2010 3:09 pm

    here’s an obit/eulogy/story on semeri ulufale’s passing six plus years ago.

    it is from brand x, couldn’t find the ha version.

  85. al April 15, 2010 3:09 pm

    stevem…no worry we take care for you.
    you bring em we eat em.

    right kekoa?

  86. al April 15, 2010 3:10 pm

    huh?…did gigi come back or are you referring to the second coming?

  87. d1島 April 15, 2010 3:11 pm

    In the old Honolulu Stadium, the fans were so close to the action that a “liquid-courage”-induced fan once challenged Larry Scherer to meet under the stands after a game to “discuss” his effort in the game.
    I believe it was Corky who immortalized the “meeting” by drawing the player with his helmet on and the fan holding his “souveneir” busted fist!

  88. al April 15, 2010 3:19 pm

    mistake…dr. larry sherrer is an ophthalmologist in kauai.

    larry sherrer was the first 1000 yd man in 1972. he had brief stint with the ny giants.

    jeff sydnew played under wags in 1991. was drafted in the 6th round by the eagles and had a four year career in the nfl. primarily as a pr/kr/wr.

  89. Bulla April 15, 2010 3:21 pm

    semeri ulufale….now that is a name from the past. anyone remember the exchange between him and then coach john wilbur on the sidelines during a game? i swear i saw wilbur punch the side of semeri’s helmet in the heated exchange, and semeri started busting a gut laughing…that upset wilbur more, so he was going to kich semeri and semeri rushed him. they were separated and were still yelling at each other…… kickoff, semeri blows the wedge up, makes the tackle, comes off the field and wilbur hugs him….

    gotta love football

    semeri used to drive an old beat up volkswagen beetle when we were in school at UH… was raining…..he didn’t want to get wet, so he drove from Sinclair to Campus Center Sundry Store, 2 Snickers and a soda, and drove down the 3 flights of stairs below campus center….now you know why they have yellow barricade poles above campus center walkways……

  90. RainbowCliff April 15, 2010 3:23 pm

    Good evening Tsaiko Nation, Semeri Ulufale was my apartment neighbor 3 doors down in Makiki as he and Tom Tueni were roomates. These 2 defensive stand out were some mean and fierce linemen as they would cause havoc to ANY offensive line and “PUNISH” ball carriers to the fullest in which IF they got up they felt the hurt by these outstanding samoans.

    Ulufale was a GREAT guy and funny to be around with as his passion for drinking beer was amazing as he and Tueni could go through 24 cans as if it was nothing. Backgammon you dare not win as you would not leave their apartment until you “drink bra” or plenty of stink eye was coming your way. Both Rainbow Warriors got into a mess in wakiki one night as they tore up a bar a week before a big WAC game as Tomey had his hands filled in keeping both linemen academically elgible and out of off field trouble but somehow Tomey made it happen with these two characters.

    Farrington H.S. was Ulufale pride and joy as he would often wear his lettermens jacket around our Apartment and show you his nose tackle stance as you would not want to get nose tackle with him as he was a punishing linemen and had NO FEAR of hitting or being hit !

    Sadly, Steven Tsai told me Ulufale died of a brain tumor as I was so sadden to hear of his death. A GREAT defensive linemen during the mid 70’s and early 80’s that played the 3-4 defense with strength and quickness. Saw Tom in Pearl City back in 2000 he was married and had a boy as we hugged and share comraderie and fellowship.

    RIP Semeri Ulufale as NO one could match his intensity on the field, backgammon or drinking beer !


  91. gower holiday home April 15, 2010 3:30 pm

    Cool stuff, but the posts don’t display properly on my iPad…perhaps you could check that out. Thanks, anyway.

  92. al April 15, 2010 3:30 pm

    ahouse….another recruit is in the house.

  93. al April 15, 2010 3:32 pm

    josten thomas was the best player on a star studded team.

    perhaps one of the senegalese twin towers will follow him?

  94. al April 15, 2010 3:35 pm

    “Times-News | Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2010 5:01 pm | (0) Comments

    College of Southern Idaho redshirt freshman Josten Thomas has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Hawaii. A versatile 6-foot-7 forward, Thomas led CSI in scoring and rebounding this season. He averaged 15.3 points and 8.2 boards for the 20-12 Golden Eagles.

    At Hawaii, Thomas will play for former CSI head coach Gib Arnold, who was named the Warriors head coach March 20.

  95. Maverick April 15, 2010 3:41 pm

    Bulla >>># 90 post.

    Wow wow, I wish I had some lau lau

    That Laramie “WPP” is peeerfect for those wishing the pc world.

    I like

  96. Derek April 15, 2010 3:43 pm

    Good commit by mbb for Arnold. Thomas seems what we need. A SF who is athletic who can shoot and rebound. With Wiseman, Coleman, and Joaquim also, as Kaiser Permanente says, “things are looking up”!
    I hope we can get a couple of more, maybe some of the guys comings to look for a visit this weekend.

  97. al April 15, 2010 3:43 pm

    i guess we know what gibber was doing these past three weeks.

    josten thomas 6’7″ sg/sf jc transfer w/3 for 3
    trevor wiseman 6’8″ pg/sg/sf true freshman all cif div3 1st team
    vander joaquim 6’10” pf/c jc transfer w/3 for 3
    jordan coleman 6’4″ sg/sf true freshman all cif div3 1st team
    (original ganot recruit resecured by arnold)

    coming in tomw for official visits;
    keith shamburger 6’0″ pg true freshman all cif mvp div3
    bo barnes 6’4″ shooter true freshman

    a few more on the horizon may trickle in yet.

  98. al April 15, 2010 3:45 pm

    yup derek, things are looking up.

    maybe we go out and buy some season tickets, eh? if i were the marketing guy i’d get them out of the closet for sale now.

  99. chopsueyboy April 15, 2010 3:49 pm


  100. WenatcheeWarrior April 15, 2010 3:50 pm

    That is a huge signing! This kid has just as much accolades as Roderick Flemings had, if not more.

  101. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 4:01 pm

    No it wasn’t Larry Shearer. Larry, I think, played for Dave Holmes. Went to the Hula Bowl when it was THE college football allstar game. Didn’t play much. I thin he carried the ball 1 or 2 times. The person that I’m thinking of played much later that Larry.

  102. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 4:10 pm

    Wow, news about mbb. i take it that its very good news.

  103. chopsueyboy April 15, 2010 4:13 pm


    Understand about cooking seafood and not being able to eat it.
    During the summers, I would cook at dad’s Tasty Chop Suey,
    but never knew how the seafood items tasted. Just looked through
    the kitchen window to see if customers enjoyed the dish.

  104. Kazz April 15, 2010 4:17 pm


    April 15th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    how ironic… Kazz posts in #69, then makes reference to his after hours activities… hmmmmmmm

    I couldnt have planned it any better. 😈

  105. Kazz April 15, 2010 4:38 pm

    Someone asked me to look up what the Wahine are slugging so far in conference and the laughs continue!!!

    It’s comical in a GREAT way!!!

    WAC Slugging % Leaders:

    1. Jessica Iwata 1.261 😯 😯 😯
    2. Kelly Majam 1.077 😯 😯
    3. Amanda Tauali’i .919 😯
    4. Melissa Gonzalez .857
    5. Katie Grimes .794
    6. Jenna Rodriguez .727
    7. Alexandra Aguirre .588
    8. Kanani Pu’u-Warren .500
    9. Traci Yoshikawa .219

  106. BigIslandkurt April 15, 2010 5:00 pm

    College of southern Idaho got a rodeo team. How’s that?

    A pretty good rodeo team too.

    Maybe we need to start a Rodeo team at UH-Hilo!


  107. Admr in Manoa April 15, 2010 5:18 pm


    I asked about slugging % on the other site. Now can figure out Majam’s and Iwata’s OPS #, which is on base % + slugging %, which is a stat created by Bill James for baseball. Gives you an idea of how their nos. compare.

    Per Wikipedia, On-base plus slugging (OPS) is a sabermetric baseball statistic calculated as the sum of a player’s on-base percentage and slugging percentage. The ability of a player to both get on base and to hit for power, two important hitting skills, are represented. This makes an especially effective way of measuring the player’s offensive worth. An OPS of .900 or higher in Major League Baseball puts the player in the upper echelon of hitters. Typically, the league leader in OPS will score near, and sometimes above, the 1.000 mark.

    The top ten Major League Baseball players in lifetime OPS, with at least 3,000 plate appearances through 2009
    (active players in bold)

    1. Babe Ruth, 1.1638
    2. Ted Williams, 1.1155
    3. Lou Gehrig, 1.0798
    4. Albert Pujols, 1.0547
    5. Barry Bonds, 1.0512
    6. Jimmie Foxx, 1.0376
    7. Hank Greenberg, 1.0169
    8. Rogers Hornsby, 1.0103
    9. Manny Ramírez, 1.0019
    10. Todd Helton, 0.9938

    Kelly’s OPS overall is 1.469. In the WAC only, 1.608.

    Iwata’s OPS overall is 1.283, but in the WAC only, a whopping 1.844.

  108. Ralph April 15, 2010 5:33 pm

    WAC pitching is like good home cooking, can’t get enough of it. I hope we have some in the pot left for Krieg this weekend. I suspect she’ll pitch at least two games, maybe 3 if the La Tech coach is desperate. I’ve seen aces go in both games of a DH without trouble.

  109. new wahine softballfan April 15, 2010 6:20 pm

    okay here we go. off to the wahine softball stadium. tents, sleeping bags, hibachis and coolers in toll . going to camp over, going to wait in line for the first come first serve tickets for tomorrows wahine softball game. If no one chickens out there will be like 14 of us, bigger size, probably needing to take up two sits.. anyway we’ll be behind homeplate. see you guys there.

  110. A-House April 15, 2010 6:32 pm


    thanks for your #93, #94, #95, and #98 – did the player from Findley HS who was leaning toward UH go elsewhere? – believe he was from Africa.

    what about the Nebraska commit, 6′ 11″ 300# center, who may want to transfer to UH because because of Coach G( don’t know how to spell his name, but current coach of the Brazilian national team )?

    if talented players continue to commit to UH, Coach Gib may just have to cancel one or more scholarships to current roster players – i believe this may be a good thing as it brings home the point for all players that scholarships are truly an annual ritual.

  111. A-House April 15, 2010 6:37 pm

    ST: did you or did you not promise a BIG announcement by Coach Mack on Tuesday?

    or, did i miss it? did i miss it?

  112. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 15, 2010 6:38 pm

    Grandson may make his debut a day early. Been munching leftovers and timing contractions. Getting some shuteye now and waiting for the mad dash to town.
    Have fun and cheer the UH players for me!

  113. Derek April 15, 2010 6:40 pm

    A-House: The Findley HS, LV name is Godwin Okonji, 6-8. As far as I know he hasn’t committed yet to anybody.

    Papajoe2: Would the guy you’re thinking about is Joe McReynolds, 1976?

  114. A-House April 15, 2010 6:40 pm

    with the change in practice time to 1300 hrs – does this mean that the Jr-Day will be compressed to the morning hours? – or, a request from familes so their child can watch the practice and “scrimmage” before leaving lower campus on Saturday?

    i believe this will show Coach Mack and his staff which players are “really interested” in becoming a Warrior if they stay the entire day..

  115. Stephen Tsai April 15, 2010 6:43 pm

    Wow. Long Beach State couldn’t close out Pepperdine after winning the first two sets and leading in the third.
    Now UH is in fifth, although it can move up if it sweeps.

  116. A-House April 15, 2010 6:45 pm

    Thanks, Derek!

    Wasn’t Mckinley Reynolds a TE? or, is Joe McReynolds a different guy?

    speaking of Oklahoma football players – still remember OU coach calling UH coach saying he had a young, but good QB but couldn’t use him – UH coach turned him down – player was Troy Aikman.

  117. Don Weir April 15, 2010 6:59 pm

    As long as we are going down the Old
    Stadium Road (72-73)

    Running Backs
    Regis Grice
    Albert Holmes
    Tui Ala
    Aaron Ahu

    Elroy Chong
    Mike Biscotti
    Tim Feigh
    Casey ‘Shaver’ Ortiz
    Some kid named Alex Kaloi

    Dave Mutter
    Moses Gutierrez

  118. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 15, 2010 6:59 pm

    “New Wahine Softball Fan”,

    If you “camp” over night at UH it would be good.

    At least someone will be there to see who the clowns are that have been trying to break into the Wahine batting cages.

  119. Kazz April 15, 2010 7:10 pm

    Admr In Manoa,

    Mahalo, for the OPS info! :mrgreen:

    Impressive indeed, REGARDLESS of competition. I don’t see other WAC players achieving those numbers!!!

  120. Kazz April 15, 2010 7:24 pm


    I want Krieg for ALL THREE GAMES.


  121. Ralph April 15, 2010 7:27 pm

    Kazz you might get your wish, after all, the softball is light, no problem throwing it all day under hand.

  122. PIAA DS April 15, 2010 7:35 pm

    re: Eye black with messages. I glanced over the messages and didn’t see this one addressed. You know the NCAA is quitely calling it the Tebow Rule. Why? because the ACLU and other groups protested that he had biblical passages (like 3:6 or something like that) – said they found it offensive. Shame that groups spend money on things like this but the protect a group that calls itself a church that will hold up signs at funerals saying “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and call it free speech.

  123. Kazz April 15, 2010 7:36 pm


    I can’t even recall the last time I saw a pitcher, either in person, TV, or via live stats, pitch an entire series.

    For the life of me, I can’t even recall how many series Ricketts did last season by herself, if any at all, when all we really had was her and Gonzalez and Baughman was hurt.

    Still at some point that wrist and forearm are gonna give way to plain old-fashioned fatigue.

    For some reason, I don’t see Krieg getting all three “nods” though. I have a sinking feeling will see her for the first two games and then the other pitcher for the 3rd.

  124. protector April 15, 2010 7:38 pm

    NorthShoreFan, al, Bulla & others, (re: Semeri “Sam” Ulufale)

    He was truly memorable. Also had the privilege of meeting him in a recreation class we had together in the lower campus.

    He was “the” ultimate wedgebuster!

  125. Derek April 15, 2010 7:38 pm

    McKinley Reynolds, TE played under Don King. Joe McReynolds played for either Dave Holmes or Larry Price. Time has elapsed and the memory is a little hazy. All I know is that under Holmes, UH had gold helmets, green jerseys w/ gold numerals, and gold pants. Ah, those were the days. We were so young then, skinny, lots of hair, full of sex drive. Now, we just read the morning paper, and drink our senior coffee at McDonald’s for 63 cents, free re-fills, w/ little hair, and E.D. Definitely, no problems like Tiger Woods.

  126. new wahine softballfan April 15, 2010 7:39 pm


    we keep an eye on things. we keep the clowns away. you can bet on that.

    and you know what if the team wins maybe we’ll show for another game or the championship game.. btw do you know where us guys can place a bet on tomorrows game

  127. Kazz April 15, 2010 7:40 pm

    I find Tim Tebow’s throwing motion quite offensive.

    THAT should be banned.

  128. al April 15, 2010 7:41 pm

    mckinley reynolds was primarily a running back who also filled in at tight end on occasion. tough as nails. i thought he came via the military, perhaps the marine corps.

    he also tried out and made the basketball team. he eventually got some minutes and at 6’3″ would push guys out of the way and grab his share of rebounds and garbage shots.

  129. al April 15, 2010 7:43 pm

    hahaaha…derek. although i am not yet ready for the mcdonald’s coffee hour, i do recall many of the stuff you refer to.

  130. BleedGreen808 April 15, 2010 7:43 pm

    Anyone has seen this kid play at all last year? So far, no one is courting him yet. If this kid is going under the radar, I hope UH takes a good look at this kid. His size alone, I think, should draw some D1 interest. Hope he is one of the 100 plus juniors this sat.

    OT Kalanivalu Loe, 6’6″ 340lbs from Kapolei HS

  131. al April 15, 2010 7:44 pm

    sam ulufale…i would see him at least twice to four times a week. he was a regular at a club off waikiki. the tuinei’s would also frequent.

  132. al April 15, 2010 7:47 pm

    gee don…you are going way back to when i was in manoa.

    don’t forget probably the best we have ever had….gary allen.

  133. Bulla April 15, 2010 7:50 pm

    that explains your gray hair 🙂 🙂

  134. al April 15, 2010 7:54 pm

    ahouse….we have six scholies for sure.

    if we cut ties with the twin(kies) then we can go for it and grab up to eight.

    with four in the house (aa qualifications pending) and should we be able to grab shamburger and barnes, then, we would have to adjust the roster to grab anyone else.

    i still think that if the two visitors tomw commit, he will still go after one or two more jc types just to have some experience and grade balance for the future recruit classes.

    don’t forget we still have at least three guys who will contribute next year in thompson, amis, and johnson. all three would love to play a rung n gun game and if depth is there we’ll also press the length of the court (according to gibber).

    of course on paper things look good and so do recruiting videos. the proof still is in the pudding.

    but, yah, its getting to be exciting times after all.

  135. al April 15, 2010 7:59 pm

    okay, so artie was right. with the proper contacts one can recruit some players of note. artie always says we gotta get out of box and go find the countless number of players that are out there.

    his theory is proving right so far as it seems that gibber has brought a nice foundation thus far.

    but, i must chuckle because artie was promoting kyle smith and somebody else who’s name escapes me now.

    it will be interesting since artie has not been happy with any of our head coaches for 20 plus years. perhaps the gibber will charm him off his socks too.

    ah, can’t wait to ask artie about his true feelings now the next sunday i see him at the house of pancakes.

    …nuff said

  136. BleedGreen808 April 15, 2010 7:59 pm

    Doesn’t look good even if UH offers…He has OU as his favorite college football team.

  137. Kazz April 15, 2010 7:59 pm

    “New Wahine Softball Fan”,

    Any house in Hawaii should have some sort of betting line on anything.

    I cleaned up on Wrestlemania 26!!!

    BTW, no forget to clean up around the Wahine Softball Stadium if you guys camping. Bob Coolen is quite the neat and tidy type of person I hear…

    Don’t feed the ducks!!!

  138. Don Weir April 15, 2010 8:00 pm

    Gary came in after I finished.
    Joe McReynolds was under Larry Price.

    ’72-73 Receivers
    Golden Richards
    Henry Noa
    Peter Bourne
    Billy Baker
    Allen Liu
    Earl Crayton
    Vince Pluckebaum
    Don Weir
    Rick Wagner
    Allen ‘Shaver2’ Brown

    Elton Shintaku
    Wadsley Abihai

  139. Don Weir April 15, 2010 8:01 pm

    Green and white flower print warm up shirts

  140. Kazz April 15, 2010 8:01 pm


    I think Artie Wilson was just unhappy with Mr. Wallace.

  141. al April 15, 2010 8:02 pm

    bulla…believe it or not i dye my hair gray because my clients like the distinguished and wise look about it.

    anyway, its better to have gray hair than no hair at all is what i tell my fellow classmates.

  142. al April 15, 2010 8:05 pm

    henry noa is a good friend though vey kolohe.

    wide eyed wadsley abihai.

    green and white warmups. mwahhahahaha.
    how about those tight little shorts the basketball team wore.

  143. al April 15, 2010 8:08 pm

    chong and biscotti were a bit before your time eh don?

    i remember biscotti as we had some common classes. i swear he was only 5’8″:

  144. Kazz April 15, 2010 8:09 pm

    RE: Eye Black Messages

    I tried to purchase some that said ____ Fresno for last season, but they wouldn’t let me. Then they didn’t have blank eye black strips.

    If a student athlete wants to show their religious pride and preference then I see nothing wrong with it.

    I was a yearbook editor in my senior year and we had quite the issue with senior quotes. It was a quote you could have under your senior photo in the yearbook. There have been real funny ones in the past, the best one was someone placed this under their own photo: “Have you seen this child? Missing since 1991”. 😆

    Anyway, I’m digressing, there were several issues that stemmed from some other high school’s yearbook on the mainland that sent Jostens in a frenzy and went on “lockdown” with regards to what is printed in their yearbooks.

    So we did away with senior quotes and it was the first time EVER in PCHS history I think. I’m not sure if they have it to this day.

    Anyway, it was DUMB and prior to that we were screening the messages anyway, but then you get into this gray area where people get to decide what is deemed “acceptable”.

    On one hand there is no way to make it fair if a few are worried about offending some people.

    The IDEAL situation is for those people to pull the centipede out of their okole.

  145. Bulla April 15, 2010 8:12 pm


    i used to have gray hair, i told them to trim the gray, and the rest is history…i think a clean shaved look would give you a more ‘wise’ presentation, with an orange saffron robe, almost monk-like, not like a monkey……

    you don’t have the right ears to be Yoda, but i’m more built like Keye Luke from Kung Fu…..can you say ‘shag me baby’? had to ask

    i am digressing so i’ll start egressing

  146. ai-eee-soos April 15, 2010 8:13 pm

    re #117

    April 15th, 2010 at 6:45 pm …”

    “… speaking of Oklahoma football players – still remember OU coach calling UH coach saying he had a young, but good QB but couldn’t use him – UH coach turned him down – player was Troy Aikman…”

    Right, and I believe that great evaluator of talent was Dick Tomey.

    And I believe it was Tomey who turned down Kurt Gouveia, who also went on to have a great career in the NFL.

    po ho

  147. Ralph April 15, 2010 8:18 pm

    Kazz Danielle Lawrie finished last season 42-8. Lots of games, lots of innings, she had to deliver at the regional, super regional and world series to reach those numbers

  148. Don Weir April 15, 2010 8:18 pm

    Biscotti and Elroy were seniors when I was a junior.
    Elroy of course went on to a stellar career in physical therapy ( we faced each other as coaches in a Football State Semi finals, Farrington vs Punahou) with Coach Price calling the game alongside the grandson of Sr. Leahey who called some of our games) . Mike is now GM of Hoakalei Golf Course in Ewa

    We played against Cal Lutheran out of Thousand Oaks. They had a running back named Hank ‘Howitzer’ Bauer. He went on to a career with the Chargers as a practice running back but a starter on kickoffs as the ‘wedge buster’. Took a serious number of hits that are telling these days as he calls Charger games as the ‘color commentator’.

    Several years ago ran into Leitu Karnuth.

  149. Kazz April 15, 2010 8:19 pm

    I think Bulla can gruntle the disgruntled. 😆

  150. Kazz April 15, 2010 8:23 pm

    NEW Quote of the Day 04/15/10:

    “There are only so many conversations you can have with yourself before they start making too much sense.”

  151. Ralph April 15, 2010 8:46 pm

    Kazz UH is fortunate in that Coolen in willing to use two starters to keep the arms fresh.

    In 2009 Lawrie with a 42-8 record for the 51-12 UDUB National Champs pitched in 352.2 innings, with 521 Ks and 21 shutouts. So obviously, she wasn’t used in possibly 13 rotations or did not figure in the decision in 13 games. Her opponent in the championship game, Stacey Nelson, Florida, finished with a 41-5 record.

    Ashley Chinn who Ko’d 10 or 12 wahine in their first game is 6-1, with only 33 innings pitched all season, the freshman took over and she has pitched in DH for Stanford, her record is 22-5 for the 30-6 Cardinal.

    as you can see, the high profile teams will use the ace as often as possible. So I hope to see Krieg in all three games, or the La Tech coach has brought in another ace.

  152. protector April 15, 2010 9:11 pm

    ai-eee-soos on # 147,

    Can’t comment on Gouveia, but as for Aikman, I thought he was a “stiff” at OU. He was just plain awful and unimpressive. If I recall, he was also forgettable at the Hula Bowl wasn’t it? I didn’t pay attention as he went to the pros. When I saw him about 2 years later, my jaw dropped. He was poised, efficient & Pro-Bowl caliber. To me, it was the his QB coach in the pros that should get the kudos for developing Aikman into the terrific player he became. I wouldn’t have blamed
    Tomey for passing on him (at the time).

  153. BG April 15, 2010 9:31 pm


    Looking back at La Tech’s 3 game series, Krieg usually pitches 2 out of the 3. Their #2 hasn’t been near what Krieg has been, but 2/3 has been the coach’s pattern. I guess every pitcher is different. Some have the stamina to throw a lot and some don’t. And yes, throwing underhand is easier on the arm/shoulder, but it still must be tiring to drive off the mound.

    Lots of interesting scenarios whetting the fans’ appetites. Example…if the Wahine manage to beat Krieg in the first game, will the La Tech coach bring Krieg back in game #2 if the #2 pitcher gets in trouble? Hmmm

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  155. al April 15, 2010 9:51 pm

    elroy has a nice practice going on in liliha.
    in fact he helped rehab my shoulder.

    elroy and june are very good friends. in fact elroy told me a few days before the announcement that june would become our coach.

  156. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 10:13 pm

    Sorry guys and gals. I’ve been off for a while. Thanks for bringing back the memories of years past. The rb that transfered from Okl. may have been during the Greg Pruitt era. He wasn’t very big but was shifty and fast. I know he played at UH with another great running back. Maybe it was Regis Grice. Did he transfer from Okla? I thought it was during Jeff Sydner’s time, but it could have also been Gary Allen’s era. Kurt Gouveia’s lost hurt especially since he wanted to play for UH but was never considered. Didn’t Wadsley Abihai have a brother Westley also playing for UH? Remember Jeris White?

  157. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 10:20 pm

    Casey Ortiz and June Jones played during the same time. UH beat Washington in Wash. with Ortiz and Aaron Brown wr. I think Ortiz played 1 year and June transfered to Portland State. I remember UH also beat Utah at home. I think it was something like 15-12 or 9-7. All field goals for UH. Utah had a wide receiver/ kick returner that was one of the top players in the nation. He went on to the NFL, but wasn’t as big of an impact. Keep the old times coming. Thanks everyone but I don’t know if its making me feel younger or just old.

  158. SteveM April 15, 2010 10:40 pm

    I’m back from the market and now have around 5 lbs of pork side marinating in a Chinese roast duck/chicken mixture for the tailgate. I don’t have the rub that homey uses to make this dish so popular. I hope homey brings some too…then we’ll have enough to share after Ralph gets through slicing. 😐

    We have mostly given up trying to track who is bringing what to the tailgate. It works for Esme’s Moms, but not Tsai-kos. 😆 But remember…

    1. Not everyone must bring something (otherwise too much food)
    2. Bring enough for 5-8 people max.
    3. Note #2 above to see why not everyone should bring food.

  159. papajoe2 April 15, 2010 10:50 pm

    new scoop on the Senegal twin towers. Turned out to be twin stumps at 5’4 and 5’1/2. lol. have a good night all.

  160. SteveM April 15, 2010 10:58 pm

    Some new info from the UH Foundation, UH Alumni Association, and Na Koa regarding activities and logistics surrounding the Army game, Las Vegas interim, and the Colorado game. They are .pdf files posted in the recent news section of the 2010 Tsai-ko road games and logistics page at…

    If you are planning to attend any UH football road games this year, please let me know. Fill in hotel, ETA and other meet-up info when confirmed.

    The info above came to me in a very indirect way… from tom-WarriorNation in San Francisco who forwarded it to Garret (San Diego) ,asking him to forward to me for posting. Ahhh, the Tsai-ko network… THANKS TOM & GARRET!

  161. Slugger April 16, 2010 12:26 am

    Night you guys!

  162. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 16, 2010 1:25 am


    Big time epic WAC match up with FSU if we can hold on to our batting averages.

    FSU ERA is 1.92 and Wahine batting .366…

    But first LaTech!!!

  163. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 16, 2010 1:46 am

    Pu’u-Warren now can bench press more than 160 pounds and squat lift 220 pounds. During one session, members of the men’s volleyball team watched as Pu’u-Warren and pitcher Stephanie Ricketts each power cleaned with 25-kilogram weights (roughly 55 pounds) on each side of the bar.


    I did see the Wahine working out extensively on Ching Field with those parachutes football players run with (I think) and doing intense sprinting along with medicine ball stuff in the fall.

  164. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 16, 2010 3:30 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    No baby yet.
    GO *.BOWS!!!!

  165. βρεω808 April 16, 2010 3:44 am


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  166. βρεω808 April 16, 2010 3:45 am

    Thank goodness for the 4/15 post by ST. The previous one was starting to bug me! I mean that photo of (J)J was…. creepy! 😯

    Sadly, he is one of the better looking Tsaikos!!! 🙄 😆 😆

  167. βρεω808 April 16, 2010 3:46 am

    Hi Liz_PDX! 😀

    …waiting…. 🙄

  168. βρεω808 April 16, 2010 3:48 am

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  169. βρεω808 April 16, 2010 3:52 am

    Hey, just an observation…

    Have you noticed that three of our distinguished Damien alumnus Tsailkos all have birthdays within a two week period! 😯 🙄 😯 Makes me wonder what’s so special nine months prior…. Yeah, DJ is the exception. I think his b-day is the middle of Summer. 😀

  170. βρεω808 April 16, 2010 3:57 am

    Re: #159 –

    HI SteveM – So is that five pounds of marinating pork side enough for five or eight Tsaikos? 😯 🙄 😆

    BTW – I think Rob25 calls that “prok side”…. 😀

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  173. duffer April 16, 2010 4:50 am

    Hey Brew…………


    Only one more match before I go “bolo” ala Stretch……maybe

  174. Pomai April 16, 2010 4:56 am

    Happy Birthday to wafan, may you have many more in the aina.

  175. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 16, 2010 5:08 am

    Hauoli Lahanau to WAFAN!!!

    Hi Brew.
    Nothing to report yet.

    Have a great day, all!

  176. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 16, 2010 5:09 am

    Hey duffer! Be sure to get a good hat to protect da pate when you go bolo!

  177. d1島 April 16, 2010 5:35 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday Wafan!

  178. Garret April 16, 2010 5:36 am

    Happy Birthday wafan!

  179. Garret April 16, 2010 5:37 am

    The Emerald Bowl is changing its name…

    Goodbye Emerald Bowl, hello Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

    It’s a mouthful, but that’s what Kraft’s campaign is about – the food company is joining forces with Feeding America, which provides food to 37 million low-income Americans each year, according to a news release.

  180. Garret April 16, 2010 5:39 am

    Article about how college football will never be the same if conference expansion happens.

    If conference expansions come true, college athletics will never be the same
    April 13, 2010
    By Dennis Dodd Senior Writer
    Tell Dennis your opinion!

    These uncertain times in college athletics were foretold decades ago.

    In 1959, Admiral Tom Hamilton, the incoming commissioner of the Pac-8 Conference, began drawing up plans for what he called the “Airplane Conference.” The league of at least 13 schools would have included Notre Dame, the three service academies, the core of what is now the Pac-10 and stretched from coast-to-coast. The name fit: The new league would have flown over the poor(er) saps below. The Airplane Conference would have been the richest, most influential conference in the country.

    Commissioner Larry Scott and the Pac-10 could add two members to the conference. (US Presswire)
    Commissioner Larry Scott and the Pac-10 could add two members to the conference. (US Presswire)
    “That’s the first instance of the super conference idea,” said author Keith Dunnavant, who interviewed the now-deceased Hamilton for his 2004 book, The Fifty Year Seduction. “It could have been a dramatic change. I think they came pretty close.”

    So what’s new 50 years later? Actually, the idea of expansion to super conference idea never went away. It needed the right financial, political, academic and, oh yes, athletic forces to converge again. We seem to be heading, inexorably, to the era of super conferences in college sports. To get there, there may be more conference shifting than ever experienced in the past.

    Administrators are on the edge of their expensive club-level seats to see which way the mighty Big Ten shifts its weight. Its December revelation that it is exploring expansion, while not new, seems to be more serious this time. It certainly had a trickle-down effect. That would be the sweat beads running down the necks of ADs and commissioners who basically are circus acts reacting to Big Ten ringmaster/commissioner Jim Delany.

    “What we’ll do at the end of the day,” Delany said, “is what we think is in our own best interest long-term.”

    That statement is both chilling (at least to some) and perhaps a foreshadowing of the future. In the next few days, will attempt to sort out the expansion issue — how we’ve gotten to this point and where we’re going. The consensus is that major college athletics will never be the same.

    “I think expansion is coming,” Joe Paterno said this week, “In what form? …”

    That’s the open-ended question. Any Duke student who has taken Kevin White’s MBA sports business class is familiar with compression state economics. It explains why there once used to be many more banks and airlines than there are today. It also explains why those numbers, for economic reasons, have been “compressed.”

    Shift that philosophy to college conferences that are in the process of becoming bigger — and more powerful. White should know. He is the athletic director at Duke, a member of the ACC that raided the Big East five years ago to enhance its television profile. White is also the former AD at Notre Dame, a key player in any conference expansion discussion.

    When the Big Ten invited Penn State as its 11th team in 1990, the discussions were conducted clandestinely. According to reports, the league this time had identified 15 expansion candidates and hired an investment firm to vet the financial viability of those candidates.

    The conference could expand to 12 or to as many as 16 — and maybe more. Everything is on the table at this point. When the conference musical chair music ends this time, we could end up with four 16-team conferences (Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, SEC). The Big Ten already is only one team away from making it four 12-team leagues.

    The schools most prominently mentioned for Big Ten expansion are Notre Dame, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Rutgers. That suggests that the latest upheaval in college athletics could be the most significant in history. Try to digest this shifting of the ground under the feet of your alma mater: The Big Ten expands by five and goes to 16 teams. That might force the ACC to expand by four, which could force the SEC to do the same and the Big 12 to go beyond 12. All of it is about keeping — actually expanding — a conference’s financial spot in the marketplace.

    “There’s never a time not to have conversations,” Texas AD DeLoss Dodds said. “But this is certainly a good time to have conversations about anything anybody can think of that is new and innovative … On this deal, you can let your imaginations run wild.”

    College football could be at another tipping point in the latest chapter of the survival of the financially fittest. Four 16-team leagues could command top dollar from networks and make its own set of rules. The NCAA has little control over postseason football as it is.

    We’ve been headed to this point essentially for the last quarter century since the NCAA lost control of schools’ TV appearances. This could bring us a step closer to what has long been speculated — ultimately, the nation’s most powerful football playing schools breaking away from the NCAA and becoming its own entity.

    “I think conferences have come to the conclusion that they have to continue to get bigger, at least to a minimum of 12,” said noted TV consultant Neal Pilson, “at least compete with each other in order to position themselves for an increase in their television rights fees. It’s going to create a domino effect.”

    “It really has jumped out to me when we go out recruiting in December …,” Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema. “You can almost guarantee a parent no matter where they are in the country, that he or she is going to have an opportunity to watch their son not only on Saturday but on replays during the week.”

    Expansion could force staunchly independent Notre Dame into conference membership. The Pac-10 is looking to maximize its earning power and could add two members. The two most mentioned candidates are Colorado and Utah. The Big East, a possible Big Ten target, could be gutted for the second time in five years.

  181. Garret April 16, 2010 5:41 am

    Oops, I messed that quote up! I was only trying to quote 2 paragraphs…sorry about that. This part of the article is really important to note:

    The SEC and Big Ten have basically locked up 50 percent of the population within their combined footprints (roughly states where their schools are located). The rush is on, then, to divide and profit from the other 50 percent. In a down economy. The Big 12, Pac-10, ACC and Big East, among the remaining major conferences, are busily trying to figure out where their futures lie. In the case of the Big East, perhaps, that football future is most uncertain.

    Part of this particular arms race is about ego — Delany and the Big Ten staying ahead of Mike Slive and SEC. The Big Ten reportedly pays out $22 million per school in football revenue per year. The SEC number is $17 million. The completion of the SEC deal in July followed the start of the BTN in 2006.

    “If the Big Ten went to 16, the SEC wouldn’t be far behind,” said Tom Hansen, former Pac-10 commissioner. “It’s all driven by football TV income.”

  182. Garret April 16, 2010 5:42 am

    This part is one of the problems UH has with conference realignment.

    “You [still] need to have the ability to drive to each other’s campus,” one former major-college athletic director said, “and really hate each other.”

  183. Garret April 16, 2010 5:44 am

    ST, if you have time please delete my #181 post.

  184. Pomai April 16, 2010 5:52 am

    The sky is gray an rain is coming down, hope it clears up for tonight’s game.

  185. d1島 April 16, 2010 5:57 am

    ….and tomorrow’s Practice-gate!

  186. d1島 April 16, 2010 6:14 am

    Have a terrific Aloha Friday!


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