Next phase

Today is the first day of UH’s fall semester, which means the football roster is allowed to expand. None of the additions was allowed to participate  in today’s two-hour practice. There’s a waiting period while they attend orientation sessions and undergo physical examinations.

From today’s practice:

• It was announced that starting Wednesday, practices will be closed to everyone but the players’ immediate family members and local media.

• The Warriors will have a closed practice Thursday at Aloha Stadium. It runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Former UH wideout Jason Rivers attended the early part of today’s practice. Rivers left  to take a TB test. He will serve as student manager this season.

• Linebacker Aaron Brown still remains sidelined because of a sprained right ankle. He suffered the injured a few days before training camp and has not practiced since then. There is growing concern because Brown is a considered a “playmaker” who has several specific roles in two of the defensive packages.

• Left wideout Rodney Bradley, who underwent surgery last October to repair two leg fractures, was declared physically fit. Now, it appears, he is back to form in all aspects. He ran precise routes today, repeatedly cutting away from tight coverage to make catches. Next up: What to do about backup Darius Bright.

• Backup offensive lineman Kainoa LaCount  again was working with the first unit at right tackle. Laupepa Letuli is still the starter there, but the trainers are being cautious because of his recent back spasms.


  1. NYUH August 23, 2010 6:11 am

    Wow, we don’t start until Sept 7 at NYU.

  2. NYUH August 23, 2010 6:12 am

    I guess you are making up for all all the days missed K-12.

    What is up with Colt wearing #4?

  3. Last Call August 23, 2010 6:14 am

    “Weighing options here . ” Waiting on BYU

  4. haka August 23, 2010 6:22 am

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

  5. cheepono August 23, 2010 6:23 am

    Top 10!

    Happy aloha monday all.

    Cheepono out.

  6. Kekoa (iPhone) August 23, 2010 6:36 am

    …nevah mind. Always a minute late and a dollah short.

  7. chopsueyboy August 23, 2010 6:37 am

    Top Ten!

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  8. LizKauai (iPad) August 23, 2010 6:38 am

    Back to school! And first day of school for ukuleleboi!

  9. haka August 23, 2010 6:39 am

    waning crescent moon

    shadows pace the jungle peace

    the beast within lurks

    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

  10. haka August 23, 2010 6:49 am


    vision illumination


    Go Warriors!

    Go Wahine!

  11. haka August 23, 2010 6:49 am

    ok, stay pau 🙂

  12. 702WarriorFan August 23, 2010 6:54 am

    Tsai on 1420 shortly,top of the hr

    Good morning all…


    Hope you have a great business trip this week and

    looking forward to your updates.

  13. NYUH August 23, 2010 6:54 am

    I might have some room in my car to go from NYC to West Point for the 9/11 game. Anybody need?

  14. chopsueyboy August 23, 2010 6:58 am

    fearless leader on BC show

  15. Loa August 23, 2010 7:00 am

    morning again gang!

    Kekoa – howzit, #25 was looking good saturday night

  16. Kekoa (iPhone) August 23, 2010 7:02 am

    NYUH ~ Can you swing by Kapolei and pick me up?

  17. CoolEthan August 23, 2010 7:02 am

    Re:>Skewl supplies

    Yo! Yo! Psssst…..

    Get your Pee-Chee’s here,

    Pee-Chee’s, Pee-Chee’s

    Draw on them, color them, math tables and multiplication tables inside included.

    Comes in pale yellow


  18. Da Punchbowl Kid August 23, 2010 7:04 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Top Twenny!

  19. Kekoa (iPhone) August 23, 2010 7:07 am

    Loa ~ Rajah dat. His older braddah played for Damien. Hard to beat his 5 TD performance, but he get plenny chances with da Da Mules running more this season.

  20. RedZone August 23, 2010 7:37 am

    I hope Willism’s son plays for UH.

  21. RedZone August 23, 2010 7:38 am


  22. Last Call August 23, 2010 8:00 am

    Nothing but the sound of crickets in Utah so far today.

  23. Slugger August 23, 2010 8:07 am

    Good morning!!!

  24. Last Call August 23, 2010 8:13 am

    Me think BC is full of himself. Is this guy ever wrong ?

  25. bb August 23, 2010 8:19 am

    #25…you beat me to it. Caller had an opinion and instead of discussing, BC spent more time just shutting it down.

  26. (Jesse) James August 23, 2010 8:19 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all is well….

  27. Last Call August 23, 2010 8:21 am

    Nick Jezierny sports writer for the Idaho Statesman Tweets,

    “WAC expecting to make an announcement later this week regarding a WAC Network that will show three Idaho football games this season.”

  28. (Jesse) James August 23, 2010 8:22 am

    bb/Last Call….I missed BC this morning…what happened???

  29. bb August 23, 2010 8:28 am

    #29-caller brought up concerns about how recruiting would be affected by all of the changes going on. Saying that we might not get the same type of recruits…Caller also brought up Masoli. BC in his “i am right you are wrong tone” pretty much said recruiting isn’t really going to be affected and Masoli is not good enough (with his skillset) to play for UH.

    What got to me was BC’s tone of voice. The caller wasn’t trying to be confrontational, he was just sharing an opinion and BC’s tone was not cool to a caller that was just bringing up a legitimate topic and concern.

  30. al August 23, 2010 8:32 am

    nyuh…numbers 15 and 5 were already taken. #4 is colt’s high school/pop warner number and that of his idol, brett favre. so took that number with the raiders.

  31. NYUH August 23, 2010 8:35 am

    Sorry, no amphibious capabilities on my Toyota, or else I would cruise up the Hudson River.

    # Kekoa (iPhone):

    August 23rd, 2010 at 7:02 am

    NYUH ~ Can you swing by Kapolei and pick me up?

  32. bb August 23, 2010 8:36 am

    …and then there are callers on BC, Artie’s Friday show, and the Animals that can’t seem to shut up and just kiss up to the host at the time.

    I always wondered if 1420 has shills.

  33. d1島 August 23, 2010 8:48 am

    Stephen tweets that Hawaii closing practices to all except media/family

  34. d1島 August 23, 2010 8:51 am

    …maybe they can make access to practice a perk for Na Koa/AKA membership.

  35. Pomai August 23, 2010 8:54 am

    I really think they need to hold the next two weeks of practice at the stadium, close it to everyone. Work on some plays we haven’t seen before.

  36. RoyGBivs[TerenceTwkWong] August 23, 2010 9:06 am

    Good Morning All!! School is in….let the games begin!!!!

  37. d1島 August 23, 2010 9:08 am


    ….buses cost money. School started; they gotta study (or at least, that’s the story).

  38. d1島 August 23, 2010 9:13 am

    ne-Vaah-da Gazette Journal site has a poll:

    Nevada will likely have to pay a $5 million exit fee to leave the WAC: How much would you donate to the cause?

    57% respond $0.00 😆

  39. d1島 August 23, 2010 9:22 am

    Speaking of Reno…

    Maybe everyone in Hawaii should stick to the ne-VAH-duh pronunciation just to bug the Ne-VAD-ens 😆

    (especially until they stop saying Ha-na-lulu 👿 )

  40. Shoko August 23, 2010 9:24 am


    I would say its alot higher than that considering all the cutbacks Ne-vah-dah is experiencing. The question is, who left first? Fresno or Nevada? When it comes to litigation, UNR’s legal counsel is invites contention.

  41. madeinhawaii August 23, 2010 9:34 am

    Orsini credits Jones and his staff for building the system at SMU that succeeded where no one else could for a quarter of a century. SMU touts admissions increases and better exposure for SMU as the football program has improved. SMU gained 1,300 new season ticket holders this season though the projected total of about 7,500 season-ticket holders still pales in comparison to say TCU, which has set school records and could reach 17,000 this season.

    Those numbers seem awfully low… are prices that high?

    But what I like is this sentence..

    SMU touts admissions increases and better exposure for SMU as the football program has improved.

  42. madeinhawaii August 23, 2010 9:36 am

    Oops… sorry.. those quotes were from the SMU link that NYUH posted earlier…


    Countdown time…

    10 days and counting!!


  43. LizKauai m/ August 23, 2010 9:50 am

    #14- arrgh. When I read stuff like that I revert to fumbler-hating.

    (I am a leaf on the wind…)

    NYUH- pls pick me up on Kauai too!

    Football is GETTING CLOSER!!!


  44. LizKauai m/ August 23, 2010 9:52 am

    RoyGBivs – good to see you!!!

  45. d1島 August 23, 2010 9:52 am


    Really though, if faced with the same question in Hawaii, I can’t imagine the results would be much different. 🙁

  46. 702WarriorFan August 23, 2010 9:58 am

    Interesting polls on recent WAC/MWC moves on ESPN

    regarding BSU/BYU/Fresno/UNR

  47. Shoko August 23, 2010 10:22 am


    Very true. When it comes to cutbacks and deficits, sports always comes under scrutiny.

  48. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 23, 2010 11:02 am


    BACK TO THE FUTURE: Please come visit the Windward Ahupua`a Alliance’s information booth on THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, between 9 am & 1:30 pm on the Fort Street Mall between King & Hotel Streets in downtown Honolulu. We’ll be displaying our Usual Stuff, but our principal focus will be WAA’s PLant A Native Tree Campaign and what we’ll be doing on Sunday afternoon, October 10, 3020, when we take part in’s Global Work Party.

    We’ll also have more information about the fundraiser at Murphy’s on September 7.

    Thanks to the Blue Planet Foundation, we’ll also be passing out free CFL bulbs so bring along an energy-wasting incandescent bulb from home or the office to start saving money!! And, of course, to help reduce our dependency on fossil fuels.


  49. Stephen Tsai August 23, 2010 11:05 am

    It’s cute that the freshmen thought they could get parking today.

    They’re not in high school anymore.

  50. Committed Road Warrior August 23, 2010 11:05 am

    I’m glad that my game tickets for both Army and Colorado matches arrived in the mail today!

    And, like the norm for ordering road tickets through the visitors’ institution, cruddy seats galore. But alas, that is something I’ve come to expect, so no biggie here.

  51. Kekoa (iPhone) August 23, 2010 11:17 am

    NYUH ~ Thanks anyway. Transporter room needed an upgrade. Maybe Garret can help.

    Enjoy the game!

  52. Loa August 23, 2010 11:32 am

    Stephen – thanks for the practice updates

  53. A-House August 23, 2010 11:35 am


    “speaking of Reno” – did you hear Mrs A-house on Saturday nite – “A-Houses will never go back to Reno”.


    Isn’t UH season ticket count greater than 17,000? TCU is celebrating their new record of 17,000?

    Sounds like TV broadcasters who “gush” over a mainland college QB throwing for 4,500 yards and 37 TDs in a season – where were they when Colt went over 5,500 yds and 58 TDs?

    typical “buy us dis, buy us dat”!!

  54. A-House August 23, 2010 11:36 am


    At least you got yours – us, still waiting on UH to get tickets to Panda Travel so they can send out the “package” for the trip!!!!!

    Will keep in touch via email.

  55. Committed Road Warrior August 23, 2010 11:43 am


    That’s unfortunate regarding your tickets. I was getting a bit worried with mine, especially when my parking pass for the Army game (purchased through Army’s website) arrived before the game tickets. Hopefully your tickets arrive soon!

  56. d1島 August 23, 2010 11:46 am


    Yup, lud and clear!


    Got the report….GO BG!


    You got your wish! (sort of) Thursday night practice at Aloha Stadium is closed. I wonder if it’ll be more significant than just a “this is our home” tour for the new players?

    More importantly, will Coach Tomey be there to ensure a sufficient amount of “oohs” and “aahs” for the new scoreboard? Was there this past weekend for HS football and was kinda impressed with the clarity of the picture. Everyone (got a Mouse?) will have to keep in mind that “lip reading” will be very easy to do now! 😯

  57. d1島 August 23, 2010 11:48 am



  58. d1島 August 23, 2010 11:48 am

    ….hope Aaron Brown heals up this week.

  59. Pomai August 23, 2010 12:02 pm

    Well should we do the tsaikos pix’s again this season??

  60. madeinhawaii August 23, 2010 12:16 pm

    I guess practices will be closed to the public until game day, eh? Makes sense as this may be one of our biggest games to kick off the new Warrior Era… with or without the WAC.

    Besides, there’s not enough parking on campus now that school has started, anyway.

  61. madeinhawaii August 23, 2010 12:17 pm

    Aaron Brown must have suffered a pretty bad sprain to be out all this time and still be questionable for a game that’s 10 days away.

  62. Matt August 23, 2010 12:18 pm

    Aaron Brown is a big time player! Hope we get him back soon!

  63. Calvin from Kona August 23, 2010 12:18 pm

    hmmm 10 more days until I catch footballs one-handed

  64. Steve August 23, 2010 12:26 pm

    Calvin from Kona

    Make sure a mouse is not near you. Otherwise, you will hear, “two hands”

  65. Not an Expert August 23, 2010 12:30 pm

    BYU holds a lot of the aces. MWC becomes the old WAC if BYU goes independent. Thompson is a good negotiator and strategist. The news of C-USA & MWC at this time to hold a title game is only a ploy to make the MWC position look better and make the 3 WAC teams leaving thinking they are heading to greener pastures. Thompson is a great promoter and sure does help his conference to take advantage of things. C-USA, Tompson will do anything and while proposing to work with C-USA will forgo any relationship to take a school from their conference to join the MWC. He’ll raid your conference cause as a wolf he knows how to act in sheeps clothing very well when at the your gates.

    When BYU leaves MWC back to square 2 and when TCU leaves back to square one. Silver lining is for Hawaii to negotiate strongly for the benefit of BYU and in a way ride their coat tails for now. Do everything to help BYU benefit with their plans and indirectly it will help stabalize Hawaii’s athletic future and hopefully position it better as times continues.

    Mark my prediction, a leader like Thompson will be the failure of the MWC because he’ll get the same medicine for what he is doing to the WAC. Why because the MWC would of been okay with BYU leaving and the WAC would have benefited a little.

  66. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 12:32 pm

    Don’t know if anyone posted this USC you tube flick before

    but it is from their spring practice intrasquad scrimmage.

    So you can see what UH will possibly see soon.

    Check out the muscular pass rusher taking away the football

    from the quarterback and nearly rushing for a td.

    already almost two million people watched it…

  67. Orval Cleckler August 23, 2010 12:33 pm

    I can’t believe it’s finally back to school for the little ones. I don’t know how the teachers deal with everything. Here in Florida the schools are so under budget the teachers don’t even have teacher aids for the kindergarten and first graders. I can’t believe this year some of the local schools are actually asking for parents to provide toilet paper as school supplies. And what happened to all this money the lottery was going to provide?

  68. d1島 August 23, 2010 12:33 pm


    56-14 d1shima

  69. Slugger August 23, 2010 12:34 pm


    Aaron Brown worked out mid-week last week, but I think it was for only one day. Don’t want him to re-injure his ankle. It needs time to heal. Hope this time off helps. He said he was getting better, but I think he was just being nice to the “Auntie”.

  70. Da Punchbowl Kid August 23, 2010 12:35 pm


    You bet!!! UH 35 – USC 31 😉

  71. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 12:40 pm

    Defensive tackle DaJohn Harris

    is the beefy guy who tore the ball away

    and tailback Dillon Baxter

    is the shifty nifty runner…

    for USC.

    I predict UH 62 – USC 24

  72. chopsueyboy August 23, 2010 12:40 pm


    UH 38 – USC 24

  73. Last Call August 23, 2010 12:45 pm

    Has UH asked the fans,the tax payers, the people who supply the money to support UH athletics if they want to leave the WAC or stay ? Of course not you don’t matter .

  74. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 12:50 pm

    Not all taxpayers would respond

    just as in voter registration…

    And of those who would

    probably less than half…

    So not a true indicator…

    Still wish a $5 tax donation on our State tax forms for

    UH football would be there…

  75. RedZone August 23, 2010 12:50 pm

    UH 24 – USC 17

  76. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 12:55 pm

    ST, thanks for the update. Very interesting to know Jason Rivers is going to be a student manager. What’s his major?

  77. RedZone August 23, 2010 12:56 pm

    Wahine finally released their basketball schedule.

  78. LizKauai (iChrome) August 23, 2010 12:57 pm


  79. A-House August 23, 2010 1:03 pm

    thinking out loud:

    If the MWC is on the cusp of “being inside the BCS circle”, why is TCU wanting to leave and go back to C-USA?

    What do they know that is pushing them in this direction? Is C-USA closer to the “inside” than MWC with the loss of BYU and Utah? OK, BYU has not yet decided on leaving.

    BYU, Utah, and TCU were the constant in being raked in the top 25 nearly all or all of last year. Was another team from C-USA ranked?

    IF MWC gains one (BSU) and loses three ( byu, tcu, utah ) who benefits most?

    Did someone mention that there will be another “shake up” in the next 2 or 3 weeks? What a way to start the 2010 football season!!!!!

  80. A-House August 23, 2010 1:04 pm


    UH 25 USC 22

  81. A-House August 23, 2010 1:07 pm


    OK, does this indicate that the season “renewal” applications are in the mail?

  82. RedZone August 23, 2010 1:14 pm

    A-House I don’t think so. I have been wanting to buy season tickets this year but I only see tickets offered for football and volleyball so far. It it is $60 like last year it will be a bargain. I want to see that shot blocker that coach Dana just picked up.

  83. RedZone August 23, 2010 1:15 pm

    They host 4 tourneys this year.

  84. RedZone August 23, 2010 1:18 pm

    IT = If

  85. RedZone August 23, 2010 1:19 pm

    I don’t want to jinx anyone but it seems like there aren’t as many hammys as in the past.

  86. Steve August 23, 2010 1:20 pm


    Did you notice one of the guards that was on last years team is no longer on the team? She is the one that got suspended near the end of last year.

  87. chopsueyboy August 23, 2010 1:22 pm

    Early video of Colt Brennan has him wearing #3

  88. RedZone August 23, 2010 1:24 pm

    I noticed that Leilani’s name was missing from the roster.

  89. Steve August 23, 2010 1:32 pm

    Yes, she a senior last year, I do not recall that she was?

  90. A-House August 23, 2010 1:34 pm


    your #39 – cracks me up!!!

    Not surprised tho as only a handful of fans traveled to the Hawaii Bowl last year

    Can Nevada take a bus to play Wyoming?

  91. Pomai August 23, 2010 1:42 pm

    UH vs USC Home opener

    24    –    17    RedZone

    25    –    24    A-House

    35    –    21    Pomai

    35    –    31    DPK

    38    –    24    chopsueyboy

    56    –    14    d1shima

    62    –    24    Ipu Man

  92. A-House August 23, 2010 1:46 pm


    I believe Na Wahine basketball team had only 1 senior last year – at least we saw only 1 that was honored at “senior night”.

    If Leilani is gone, maybe the reason that Coach Dana had an extra scholie to give out for 2010.

    Next year, Coach will have 5 scholarsips to award. Has she received any commits for 2011? For 2011, the gal from Molokai will play “part-time” as she will be on a VB scholarship. 2012 Coach Dana has 6 scholarsips to award. Yikes, in 2 years, she replaces 11 players of 15.

    RedZone, yep, $60 for season ticket was a steal last year. We bought 3 tickets last year and it was $20 less than premium seat charge at Aloha Stadium for one seat.

  93. A-House August 23, 2010 1:48 pm


    Lipinkane (sp) from Europe was the only senior last year. Is her first name Leilani?

  94. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 1:50 pm


    21 – 14

  95. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 1:52 pm

    With all their penalties and defections and general upheaval, I think USC will have a hard time dealing with our Warriors!!!

  96. Steve August 23, 2010 1:52 pm


    No, her first name was not Leilani, also, the girl from Molokai will be on a basketball, not a volleyball scholarship. I imagine it must have been grades with Leilani. Dana is a real stickerly about that.

  97. Steve August 23, 2010 1:55 pm

    A-House & Red Zone:

    Now I remember her name Leilani Galdones, she was from the same area as Keisha Kanekoa.

  98. Steve August 23, 2010 1:58 pm


    Are you all using your heart to come up with these scores?

    Here is mine – UH 27 USC 24 (winning field goal with 2 secs left) (heart)

    UH 27 USC 34 (mind)

  99. cheepono August 23, 2010 2:12 pm


  100. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 2:17 pm

    Wow, Gigi must like UH defense…

    the reason I lopsided UH victory is because

    I believe Rolo will shine just like he did when he played.

    And our defense, yes, is good, dang good.

  101. A-House August 23, 2010 2:20 pm


    I think Pomai can only use 1 prediction – ha ha!!!

  102. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 2:22 pm

    wonder what d1shima was thinking?

    Offense or Defense or?

  103. chopsueyboy August 23, 2010 2:27 pm

    Always following heart when predicting scores with Warrior football.

    Just don’t bet on games.

  104. (Jesse) James August 23, 2010 2:28 pm

    Where is Homey with his usual 69 – 10 score????

  105. d1島 August 23, 2010 2:31 pm


    August 23rd, 2010 at 1:58 pm


    Are you all using your heart to come up with these scores?

    1- Find your Bruddah Iz CD

    2- Plug in your headphones

    3- Crank da Volume (to “11” if you saw Spinal Tap)

    4- Start playing “Hawaii ’78”

    5- Let the Mana guide you…..

  106. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 2:32 pm

    Did UH ever hold teams lately to “zero” points?

    I know they did in 2nd halfs…

  107. Stephen Tsai August 23, 2010 2:32 pm


    Not sure what Rivers’ major is.

  108. al August 23, 2010 2:36 pm

    help a senior out day


    August 23rd, 2010 at 1:48 pm


    Lipinkane (sp) from Europe was the only senior last year. Is her first name Leilani?

    so this would be dita liepkalne of latvia who was the lone senior this past year.

  109. d1島 August 23, 2010 2:36 pm

    Ipu Man,

    wonder what d1shima was thinking?

    When no mo’ Heisman Winnah on the Oddah team, 56-14.

    Wen get, 59-28.

  110. LizKauai (iPad) August 23, 2010 2:37 pm

    Pomai- I put my guess up last week. Shucks… Now gotta go find it as someone took it. Or guess something else…

    Steve- C from K uses two hands- but the other one has a green bottle in it… Bwahahaha!

  111. RedZone August 23, 2010 2:38 pm

    Liepkalne’s first name is Dita.

    And yes Leilani is Galdones who played shooting guard and sometimes point when needed.

  112. A-House August 23, 2010 2:40 pm


    your #109 – thank you, thank you for keeping us straight!

    was i close phonetically?

  113. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 2:41 pm

    Liz, no guess…you know, no?

  114. roysan16 August 23, 2010 2:44 pm


    USC over Hawaii 66 to 0.

    4 long runs up the gut of 80 yards or longer.

    3 screen passes of fifty yards or longer resulting in touchdowns.

    2 interception returns by USC for two more touchdowns.

    And 3 points on a 50 yard field goal, which the USC kicker kicked on first down in getting some practice time in.

    USC reserves enter the game midway through the second quarter.

    Kiffins doing the hula before half time.

    The USC cheerleaders are mimicking Kiffin. USC fans in attendance laugh.

    UH fans start leaving midway through the third quarter with USC ahead 59-0, with some departing fans asking passerby’s if they are interested in taking their season tickets off their hands (I guess in saving their sanities).

    A national TV audience are holding their stomachs in from laughing so hard. With most turning the channels to something that’s more watchable.

    ESPN preempts the game at the half and shows a rerun of WSOP.

    The USC athletic director texts JD if he can get USC out of future contracted games.

    The UH coaches up in the box look shocked.

    The UH players faces look grim.

    The UH band accidentally plays the song “We are the champions” late in the fourth quarter, which gets a big laugh from everyone in the stadium.

    A scattering a boos come late in the game when UH attempts a 25 yard field goal that was eventually missed.

    Hawaii starters, offense and defense, play the entire game. Although the head coach was seen trying to sub some reserves in.

    Fans depart the stadium with heavy hearts.

    After the game Coach Mack, in his post game conference, tells the media he thought his players played a great game, says he’s very, very proud of them. A media person let out a smirk. Other local media types with disgust written on their faces also follow with a smirk at hearing the coach describe how his players played.

    …And the most important thing is that I hope this motivates the UH coaches, players and team. Very few, here, I bet, would realize what I just did.

  115. RedZone August 23, 2010 2:47 pm

    roysan thanks for firing up the Warriors.

  116. Stretch August 23, 2010 2:58 pm


    August 23rd, 2010 at 2:44 pm


    USC over Hawaii 66 to 0.

    I posted the last time you predicted this that I will take the 66 points. Maybe you didn’t see it. Let me know what you want to wager.

  117. roysan16 August 23, 2010 3:05 pm


    lol. I like you. I think you have a great sense of humor.

  118. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 3:05 pm

    ya think coaches and players lurk here?

  119. Kazz blogging via DROID August 23, 2010 3:09 pm

    UH admin does.

  120. (Jesse) James August 23, 2010 3:18 pm

    Ooooohhhh…Kazz got a Droid…..MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Wait, roysan is betting….I’m all in and I’ll take the 66….

  121. d1島 August 23, 2010 3:21 pm

    I’ve never known Stretch to kid about $

  122. d1島 August 23, 2010 3:24 pm

    ….or about a wager.

  123. Steve August 23, 2010 3:30 pm

    What happened to the LLWS game between Georgia and Ohio?

  124. Derek August 23, 2010 3:36 pm

    Listening to the Herd today, Colin Cowherd doesn’t think much of Boise St. and neither TCU. Oh, he thinks they are nice teams and all, but they should never play for the National Championship. They wouldn’t have a chance against Florida, Alabama, Texas, Ohio State, and USC and the big boys. He said Boise St.’s schedule is very weak and they are playing about 8 patsies. Unfortunately for Hawaii, we are one of the 8 patsies. But, I never heard him say that Boise St. is not BCS worthy, only that they should not be considered for the National Championship, even if they are undefeated because their schedule is just too weak.

    If I was Boise St. and TCU they should get out of the MWC and try to go to the Big 12. Hehe, Hehe!

  125. LizKauai m/ August 23, 2010 3:36 pm

    Ipu Man- I guess what a WANT the score to be 🙂


    LizKauai: 24-21

  126. expat August 23, 2010 3:38 pm


    The bus ride from Reno to WY would be somewhere around 16 hours with a few minimal stops. It is around 900 miles. So realistically they have to fly.

  127. d1島 August 23, 2010 3:38 pm


    Ppd., Rain.

    Play tomw…

  128. Pomai August 23, 2010 3:39 pm

    115 roysan16, I know you where being sarcastic after the score, but the pix isn’t. But you know what even if all what you said happened, I would still stand up an cheer for the boys, as long as they leave it all on the field thats the best we can ask for.

  129. Pomai August 23, 2010 3:41 pm

    UH vs USC Home opener

    0    –    66    roysan16

    21    –    14    gigi

    24    –    17    RedZone

    24    –    21    LizKauai

    25    –    24    A-House

    27    –    24    Steve

    35    –    31    DPK

    35    –    21    Pomai

    38    –    24    chopsueyboy

    56    –    14    d1shima

    62    –    24    Ipu Man

  130. NCAA August 23, 2010 3:43 pm

    Offensive line for UH does not jell by game time.

    USC 28 UH 24

  131. Steve August 23, 2010 3:46 pm

    Thank you, d1shima

  132. HawaiiMongoose August 23, 2010 3:47 pm

    Re #125, maybe Colin Cowherd would have a different opinion if the BCS had allowed Boise State and TCU to play Alabama and Florida in last year’s BCS bowl games rather than each other. Cowards.

  133. roysan16 August 23, 2010 3:52 pm

    Hey pomai, you and the tsaikos are the consummate fans that the UH athletic department loves to have. If the balloon popped you good folks would find a way in finding another one and putting air in it. This is good. It’s very commendable and I hope it’s drawing attraction from newer folks.

  134. wafan August 23, 2010 4:02 pm

    Good afternoon!

  135. Michigan Warrior August 23, 2010 4:03 pm

    #115… What? Oh ye of little faith!

    Changing the subject… I posted near the end of yesterday’s blog… a different angle to try to balance opponents’ travel to Hawaii.

    While the NCAA has the Hawaii/Alaska Exemption in place for football, I wonder if we can negotiate something with the BCS? They have been more and more generous in their offerings to non-AQ conferences lately. Can we get one more concession from them?

    Have the BCS create a separate fund specifically to be used for travel (air, bus, and hotel) to Hawaii (yes, and Alaska). (Meals not included; delays are circumstantial, and thus, will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis). This fund will cover all sports. This will not cover Hawaii’s travels. (If we remain D-1, we gotta pay for something).

    For every team that comes to Hawaii, they must submit an itemized report for reimbursement. Don’t know who will operate this fund, but that can be figured out later. Each team/sport will have a maximum number allowed to travel that is eligible for reimbursement.

    Any deviation from a set guideline, which results in excess charges, will be paid for by the visiting school. (To avoid later arguments, this agreement will be part of every contract with every school who agrees to come to Hawaii for any athletic event.) Reimbursable funds will be set according to school’s location/region, as well as type of sport team (ie. number of athletes, coaches, trainers, and tutors if necessary).

    I’m sure there are other factors to take in, but my dinner is calling, and I’m starving. So, if we negotiate like crazy… what do you guys think?

  136. wafan August 23, 2010 4:03 pm

    Finally got the borrowed wifi signal back.

  137. wafan August 23, 2010 4:04 pm

    Pomai . . .

    30-28, us!

  138. (Jesse) James August 23, 2010 4:07 pm

    Okay gang…now that we are all in the football spirit….thought you guys might like this one. A friend and occasional blogger sent me this. It’s country music but very emotional and a good look back with some classic moments in football….

  139. CoolEthan August 23, 2010 4:08 pm

    RE: # 115

    Roysan, Lets get you some pom -poms buddy. and Big Hilo Fan , where ever you are.

    You guys can be the ulitmate 12 man support on the sidelines.

    Anyone know of, or remember Crazy George? Long thinning blonde hair, tom tom drum that roamed the stands of NFL football and NHL hockey?

    Roysan could be that guy.

    UH needs YOU Roysan

  140. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 23, 2010 4:19 pm

    DrDoc was planning to go to the Man Camp, but his boss is taking him to a professional improvement class Tuesday evening and dinner afterwards at 3660 On The Rise. I’ll be in Kane`ohe hosting a political coffee hour.

    Meanwhile, I would like to go to the Wahine Clinic Wednesday evening, but I don’t want to go by myself. Is anyone here going? If so, let’s meet up beforehand and go out afterwards. Gurlz nite out. If no one replies, I’ll go by myself.

  141. Pride. August 23, 2010 4:21 pm

    USC – 58 (Too many 4 and 5 star athletes for SC)

    Hawaii – 30

    Hawaii – 48 (Army is tough, but overmatched physically)

    Army – 17

    Hawaii – 34 (Hawaii boys are excited to be playing in a Big XII / Pac 10 stadium.

    Colorado – 31

    Hawaii – 59 (Hawaii has too much talent)

    Charleston Southern – 21

    Hawaii – 31 (LaTech with new coaching staff will have a great season…not tonight though)

    LaTech – 28

    Hawaii – 30 (Very hard fought battle, lots of guys in the training room after this game)

    Fresno St. – 24

    Hawaii – 49 (Hawaii comes out firing in all phases of the game)

    Nevada – 24

    Hawaii – 35 (Always a tough trip and a rough, cold place for Hawaii to play.)

    Utah St. – 24

    Hawaii – 62 (Some Hawaii guys still steaming from last year’s leg whip tackle.)

    Idaho – 31

    Hawaii – 35 (BIG win on the blue turf, in Boise.)

    Boise St. 31

    Hawaii – 24 (Warriors have a letdown at home, after a great road trip.)

    SJSU – 21

    Hawaii – 49 (On the road again!)

    New Mexico St. – 27

    Hawaii – 41 (Tougher game than most people thought. Great new coaching staff.)

    UNLV – 38

  142. d1島 August 23, 2010 4:23 pm



    Strap it up! (sorry, jmxxxx)

  143. chopsueyboy August 23, 2010 4:24 pm

    (Jesse) James

    thanks for the film clip

    “The Boys of Fall,” premiering Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010 at 2 p.m. EST on ESPN

  144. HNL August 23, 2010 4:31 pm

    first game of the season we usually don’t look to good. So we will score only 21 pts, SC- 17 pts. in the 1st half, 0 in the 2nd.

  145. A-House August 23, 2010 4:32 pm


    don’t be greedy – al, DPK, and I have first divs as we all requested part of the action when prediction was first posted on this blog!!! ha ha he he!!

  146. whitey August 23, 2010 4:39 pm

    OK, Tiger finally did what he needed to do. Now he can concentrate on golf and take out other women without penalties. Go get um brah.

  147. A-House August 23, 2010 4:39 pm


    can we jump on your band wagon for post #142?

    would this get UH into a BCS bowl? i gotta tell the relatives no come to my house on 1/1/2011! like i did in February 2007.

  148. A-House August 23, 2010 4:40 pm

    hello, whitey:

    when you headed to the Great North land for fishing/crabbing/ etc?

  149. Pride. August 23, 2010 4:42 pm

    (Jesse) James:

    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Okay gang…now that we are all in the football spirit….thought you guys might like this one. A friend and occasional blogger sent me this. It’s country music but very emotional and a good look back with some classic moments in football….

    Wow!!! Makes you want to strap it up, and hit somebody.

    “Last Play!”

    “Last Play!”

    “Last Play!”

  150. whitey August 23, 2010 4:43 pm

    Pride, you one sharp cookie. I couldn’t even think of a score for the first game, but that is what happens when the dark side merchants keep you from returning to earth.

  151. Pride. August 23, 2010 4:44 pm


    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:39 pm


    can we jump on your band wagon for post #142?

    would this get UH into a BCS bowl? i gotta tell the relatives no come to my house on 1/1/2011! like i did in February 2007.

    Not good enough for a BCS bowl. Gotta beat USC for that one. Maybe the boys will get it done?

  152. whitey August 23, 2010 4:45 pm

    Col, we should make a quick trip to POW. Salmon is all over the place and I understand that they are permitting the Russian trawlers to seine inshore right now.

  153. Pride. August 23, 2010 4:46 pm


    August 23rd, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Pride, you one sharp cookie. I couldn’t even think of a score for the first game, but that is what happens when the dark side merchants keep you from returning to earth.

    Whitey, I understand what you are talking about. I really do understand, so does Koakane, Stretch, J(J), A-Joe. We’ve been down that Happy Valley road before.

  154. LizKauai m/ August 23, 2010 4:47 pm

    I like #142 – probably realistic, but with ho’omake’aka and aloha.

  155. whitey August 23, 2010 4:47 pm

    al, your crab is still here and the ikura is in the first stage. will not be ready till october.

  156. Da Punchbowl Kid August 23, 2010 4:55 pm

    Between Pride’s and JJ’s posts, I mean, damm! You fellahs know to set the table!

    Here’s a head butt, chest bump and a big ole man hug to both o’ yas!!!


    BEAT USC!!!

  157. papajoe2 August 23, 2010 5:17 pm


  158. whitey August 23, 2010 5:17 pm

    From the LA Times

    “To open the season, the Trojans play Hawaii, and based on their record last year which was 6-7, the Trojans should easily handle the Warriors. The team needs to come out strong, find a rhythm, and play aggressive, smart football.”

    Sheesh, I thought that that was our game plan. Must have spies, so need to close practice.

  159. whitey August 23, 2010 5:21 pm

    If the Trojans don’t handle business against the Warriors, it will be a very long season in Los Angeles. If they get the job done, look for them to continue and build off of the momentum they created in Honolulu.

    LA Times (continuing on the article):

    Nine days after the game in Honolulu, the Trojans will be hosting the Virginia Cavaliers at the Coliseum. This is a must win—a no-brainer, actually—because losing to Virginia would a disaster for the Trojans.

    The Cavaliers are coming off a 3-9 season last year, and finished last in the ACC Coastal Division.

    The Trojans need to handle business early and often, then let guys from the second team get some reps in. This should be like a practice for the Trojans.

    Disasters can happen anytime, so to take any team cheaply, you are flirting with disaster.

  160. TChahng August 23, 2010 5:25 pm


    42 – 35 TChahng

  161. papajoe2 August 23, 2010 5:27 pm

    USC booster to me today: “It’s not even going to be close. USC’s 2nd, no 3rd team could whip UH. Their players are huge and look like pros. Probably could play with some NFL teams.” More fuel to the fire.

    Pros? Maybe they are.

  162. whitey August 23, 2010 5:34 pm

    Kai Maiava (from Maui), UCLA starting center is out for the season.

  163. whitey August 23, 2010 5:37 pm

    papajoe, all USC former players and alumni talk that way, because they have been winning each year, but this is a new season and they have some major problems which will make them vunerrable. We will see on Sept 2nd, who has the bragging rights.

  164. greenthumb August 23, 2010 5:42 pm


    42-35 — from greenthumb’s special woolworths crystal ball.

  165. greenthumb August 23, 2010 5:44 pm


    Sorry, change needed,

    45-34 from greenthumb

  166. d1島 August 23, 2010 5:47 pm


    You got (retired educator) mail.

  167. wafan August 23, 2010 6:06 pm

    d1 . . .

    Yes, I do; and responded via phone this morning. Just waiting now.

  168. A-House August 23, 2010 6:07 pm


    did not realize that they so much salmon there! letting the Russians in? the “cold war” is over!

    what kind salmon are running there?

  169. A-House August 23, 2010 6:10 pm


    I believe in your #164 post.

    I sat next to a yound local boy at a golf tournament dinner who was a USC grad and talk about arrogance!

    One would think that he was the “star” of the football team each year he was an undergrad! Really stuck his nose up in the air about UH’s game on 9/2!

  170. ST,

    Brett Leonard starting at center???

  171. d1島 August 23, 2010 6:19 pm


    It’s prolly not really much different than if a Hawaii fan was talking to someone from No. Charleston, SC about the game on Sept. 25.

  172. wafan August 23, 2010 6:20 pm

    There are fans from the Pac10/12 that are arrogant. Not all of them, mind you, but there are a few. Much like there are Hawai’i fans who are quick to put down DI-AA teams as unworthy, lacking talent, a blowout game, . . .

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  174. Hoohiki August 23, 2010 6:24 pm

    Whitey, why is Maiava out for the season? Injury? Can’t be academics again, can it?

  175. Shoko August 23, 2010 6:34 pm

    A newly released NCAA report shows that just 14 of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools made money from campus athletics in the 2009 fiscal year, down from 25 the year before.

    The gap between the haves and the have-nots appears to be growing. The largest reported amount of revenue generated by an athletics program was $138.5 million — nearly three times the median of $45.9 million. The top-spending program reported $127.6 million in annual expenses, with a similarly sized gap from the median.

    Sixty-eight FBS schools reported turning a profit on football, with a median value of $8.8 million. The 52 FBS schools that lost money on football reported median losses of $2.7 million.

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  176. Pomai August 23, 2010 6:40 pm

    UH vs USC Home opener

    0    –    66    roysan16

    21    –    17    HNL

    21    –    14    gigi

    24    –    28    NCAA

    24    –    21    LizKauai

    24    –    17    RedZone

    25    –    24    A-House

    27    –    24    Steve

    30    –    28    wafan

    30    –    58    Pride

    35    –    21    Pomai

    35    –    31    DPK

    38    –    24    chopsueyboy

    42    –    35    TChahng

    45    –    34    greenthumb

    56    –    14    d1shima

    62    –    24    Ipu Man

  177. Pomai August 23, 2010 6:43 pm

    #134 roysan16 – I lived a long time with thinking the glass was half empty, but have found out with meeting and marrying my beautiful wife that when you look at the world as a glass that is half full, life is more enjoyable.

  178. Eddy Jabre August 23, 2010 6:49 pm

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  179. tom mui August 23, 2010 6:51 pm


    UH 31

    USC 10

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  183. jm2375 August 23, 2010 7:07 pm

    Howzit Tsai-kos!




    Pomai – UH 24, USC 20

    Off-topic, but one of the 5 Fs – wonder how many Tsai-kos it would take to eat this much? 6? 🙄 😆

  184. RedZone August 23, 2010 7:09 pm

    Maiava fractured left ankle out for the season.

  185. Manoa Mist August 23, 2010 7:16 pm

    Appreciate the practice updates. Regarding Bright, I’d play him. The future is now. Mack will be on the hot seat if UH struggles again, so now is the time to shoot all your bullets, unload your magazine, unleash all your weapons Mack.

  186. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 7:20 pm

    RedZone, too bad about Maiava. Maybe, it’s a good thing not to have a scrimmage. If you’re gonna get injured, might as well do it during a big game, right?

  187. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 7:21 pm

    Again, wondering about those shoes… Why are there still ankle issues for the players who wear them?

  188. d1島 August 23, 2010 7:28 pm


    Maiava’s not our guy…

  189. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 7:37 pm

    d1, is he a Trojan then? LOL. A lot I know!

  190. wafan August 23, 2010 7:37 pm

    Gosh, wind and rain making the signal sporadic.

  191. MP August 23, 2010 7:38 pm


    UH 33 – USC 30

  192. curveball August 23, 2010 7:42 pm

    Pomai…….. tickets???????

  193. david michel August 23, 2010 7:44 pm

    people are stupid

  194. d1島 August 23, 2010 7:45 pm


    Not sure, we not that tight… 😆

  195. Dennis Halloran August 23, 2010 7:46 pm



    Too many Mater Dei Monarchs at USC, only one at UH

    Speed Kills!

  196. SteveM August 23, 2010 7:46 pm

    Our man in L.A. emailed me that the USC secondary starts 2 freshmen and 2 sophomores, the most with 3 games experience. He thinks we can pass on them. He thinks their offense in gonna score on us, so if we can score more than them, we can to beat ’em….

    …hmmmm, that sounded more profound before I wrote it out. 😳

    But interesting tidbit on their secondary.

  197. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 7:47 pm

    I dread seeing my HECO bill, cause I’ve been running the AC night and day. It’s been so hot and humid here.

  198. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 7:50 pm

    Dennis, when I asked hubby to predict a score for the WB, he said USC would beat UH by a large margin. I told him that if he sent Pomai that kind of score, the Tsai-kos would kill him. So best not to send anything.

  199. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 7:52 pm

    Manoa Mist,

    You are right on:

    “…now is the time to shoot all your bullets, unload your magazine, unleash all your weapons Mack.” But with a name like Manoa Mist,

    thought you would say something like,

    …overcome them with the lovely Hawaiian scents

    of pua kenikeni and pikake…etc

  200. wafan August 23, 2010 7:53 pm

    Kill hubby?

    Nah. Better to let him live. State and city need the taxes. Now that would be a lot more painful.

  201. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 7:57 pm

    wafan, anoddah bad ting could happen: Stretch could force him to gamble one paycheck on his bid. LOL

  202. Ipu Man August 23, 2010 7:57 pm

    wonder who the voters in Kalihi will blame…

  203. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 7:59 pm

    Just like what JJ had SMU do in the Hawaii Bowl, I hope UH opens with a long, deep pass to a receiver and scores! That would be awesome.

  204. jm2375 August 23, 2010 8:07 pm

    wafan – #191 – I’m glad I’m not the only one having problems, although hubby is in the other room and seems to be playing Dungeons & Dragons online without too much trouble.

  205. OldDiver August 23, 2010 8:09 pm

    In a surprising defensive epic both teams are held scoreless through nearly four quarters. With five seconds left in the game and facing a fourth and seven on their own ten yard line Matt Barkley trying to make a play gets sacked in the end zone by a determined Cory Parades.

    UH 2

    USC 0

  206. gigi-hawaii August 23, 2010 8:11 pm

    OldDiver, that better NOT happen!!! Grrrrr!!! We are not paying for PPV just to see that kind of lousy game!!! lol

  207. OldDiver August 23, 2010 8:13 pm

    Sorry, Paredes.

  208. SteveM August 23, 2010 8:17 pm

    Jm2375 — Dungeons and Dragons? Wow… used to play that 30+ years ago when you didn’t need electricity or computers…. 😐

    I can tell you what the most dangerous and fearsome “monster” is…. 😆

    But I think I rather farm and run a restaurant than D&D nowadays.

  209. internet jobs work at home August 23, 2010 8:23 pm

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  210. Chance Proto August 23, 2010 8:55 pm

    Good. It’s the same here in Washington. Can be remarkably frustrating, but that’s life in the 21st century.

  211. whitey August 23, 2010 9:14 pm

    Too bad for Maiava, didn’t play last season because of transfer, and now broken leg. Wish him well and speedy recovery.

  212. G (China) August 23, 2010 9:16 pm


    38-21 UH wins by special teams play baby!

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  214. playa August 23, 2010 9:20 pm

    RE: #115 said – And the most important thing is that I hope this motivates the UH coaches, players and team. Very few, here, I bet, would realize what I just did.

    ok, i guess dis guy takes the credit when we win and sez i told you so if we don’t. brah, let me tell you dis right now. we don’t need no stinkin motivation from the like of you whether you psyching or not. your post do nothing for us. in fact, you like get us going you should come to practice and go one on one with any of us. we hate da negative vibe bro. love da bruddahs and sistas who give us the props and help us out. you are the ones who motivate us! not the lolos who think they are sooooo smart. support is what we all need now and fo eva! mahalo to the blog. mahalo to the real fans. you know who you are. mahalo! oh and haters, you lucky we close practice or we would surely like to hear from you down on the field face to face. mahalo hawaii and aloha!

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  216. al August 23, 2010 9:37 pm

    #213…nuff said!

  217. al August 23, 2010 9:49 pm

    whitey…coming in thursday. but, its your game day.

  218. work at home jobs August 23, 2010 9:52 pm

    That’s interesting. I’m from Chicago and see the same result. Anyway, I will be back before too long.

  219. d1島 August 23, 2010 9:54 pm


    Many here know what you and your brothers do for all Hawaii.

    Mahalo to you…

  220. Pride. August 23, 2010 10:07 pm

    “Somebody in this room is going to make a big play.”

  221. Pride. August 23, 2010 10:09 pm

    “Somebody in this room is going to dart downfield on that kickoff, put his head on the ball, and pop that ball high in the air. Another player in this room is going to pounce on it and give us that ball back.”

  222. Pride. August 23, 2010 10:10 pm

    “Somebody in this room is going to block a punt tonight. I don’t know who it is. But somebody’s going to do it.”

  223. Slugger August 23, 2010 10:10 pm

    Finally got to watch the AZ-TN game & see Ryan Mouton make some tackles. Good to see him in a game, even though it’s pre-season. Hope he get more PT. Go, Ryan!

    The ESPN commentators are right about Matt Leinart. I watched him in practice a couple of years ago and he’s not that focused. He has to practice like he’s supposed to play. I saw that in Warner, even when he was doing stretching.

    Good idea to close practices. Focus.


  224. Pride. August 23, 2010 10:11 pm

    “Who’s it going to be?”

  225. Pride. August 23, 2010 10:12 pm

    “Who has the courage and the toughness to put his head on that ball as it comes off of the punter’s foot.”

  226. Pride. August 23, 2010 10:12 pm

    “I don’t know who it is, but it’s somebody in this room.”

  227. RedZone August 23, 2010 10:16 pm

    I watched Dolphin vs Jaguar replay today and thought Bess was their most steady receiver. I wish they would use him more inside the redzone. He is being used more as a 3rd down receiver and punt returner.

  228. Annoddah Dave August 23, 2010 10:22 pm

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    No predictions on the game but here is my take: UH Warrior Band 7, USC Band 6… and we get to play our Alma Mater!

  229. Pride. August 23, 2010 10:23 pm

    “Change the color of the uniform. Take the emblem off of the helmet. Wipe the letters off of the jersey. Who are you playing? Just a bunch of guys in a football uniform. Don’t know their names. Don’t know where they come from? Just a guy in a uniform. Strip them of their accolades, strip them of their reputation, strip them from the history, and their alumni boosters. Who are they? What are they? They’re just a bunch scared 18 to 22 year old young men, just like you are. Strip them bare of their team name and they are nobody. Now it’s up to you. Are you going to allow them to build a new reputation? Are you going to allow them to reap new accolades?”

    “The tablet is bare. What are you going to write on it? It’s there for the taking. The tablet doesn’t belong to them, unles you give it to them. They are facing a blank tablet also. What happened in history, is history. Today is a new day. Write a new story on your tablet.”

  230. Pride. August 23, 2010 10:24 pm

    I will be back. Forgot to take my meds.

  231. RedZone August 23, 2010 10:28 pm

    Saw Kaniela on the news tonight. Looks like his right arm was wrapped to his side. Does he have a shoulder injury?

  232. whitey August 23, 2010 10:28 pm

    al, no prob, give me a call when you arrive.

  233. whitey August 23, 2010 10:30 pm

    me thinks that warrior ball is just around the corner and one big fella is getting into the start. hooooooo, not going mention names, but begins with p

  234. Slugger August 23, 2010 10:35 pm


    Looks like Kaniela had ice wrapped on his shoulder or bicep. Probably from being banged up at practice.

  235. Slugger August 23, 2010 10:38 pm


  236. BG August 23, 2010 10:40 pm

    Hey Pride! I want some of whatevah you takin’…Oh yeah!

  237. RedZone August 23, 2010 10:42 pm

    Slugger I hope it is not too bad. I like the rotation we got going at DT. Defense will set the tone for the USC game.

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  239. G (China) August 23, 2010 10:58 pm


    Me too! Me too! Getting my creative juices flowin’. I can’t sleep now and it is already 2am.

  240. protector August 23, 2010 11:19 pm


    Please put me down for: Warriors 48 Trojans 28

  241. tom mui August 23, 2010 11:21 pm

    PRIDE – humble as you are, you are #1 as far as I am concerned. Your #230 should be repeated and repeated and repeated to our Warriors!

  242. tom mui August 23, 2010 11:24 pm

    Saw that article about people getting fixated on computer games and the like.

    My wife thinks that I’m getting that way – specially on photoshop.

    Who is going to tomorrow’s Man Fan event?

  243. protector August 23, 2010 11:26 pm

    roysan16 on # 115,

    I’ll gladly take the 66 points from you too (just like ‘stretch’). Are you willing to put money where your mouth is? I am. Or should you just change your moniker (again) to something more appropriate like “Waha” for instance?

  244. Ralph August 24, 2010 12:33 am

    Jesse Palmer and Lou Holtz were quoted on ESPN that Hawaii should go independent, “they’ll make more money as an independent.”

  245. Ralph August 24, 2010 12:37 am

    They think that if Hawaii played the BCS teams on the mainland for a large guarantee and schedule home and home games with schools on the west coast that independence would be doable. The mainland away games are “body bag” games that Garret mentioned, JD needs to be a tough negotiator so we do make a lot of money after travel expenses. We can then schedule games with the old WAC and MWC for lower home and home guarantees.

  246. Pomai August 24, 2010 12:45 am

    UH vs USC Home opener

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    24    –    28    NCAA

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  247. Jason Jarvis August 24, 2010 1:31 am

    I just finish your blog and I find it amusing. Write some more in same manner. I would really like to read your next post.

  248. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 24, 2010 1:36 am

    Winner: 93

    Loser: 14

    Like the numbers – don’t care who gets ’em

  249. Michigan Warrior August 24, 2010 3:37 am

    UH 41 – USC 31

    Our Shock and Awe campaign begins…

  250. Michigan Warrior August 24, 2010 3:41 am

    The WAC was so concerned about our Haka (Ha’a), they forgot to take care of things that really needed attention… like THE CONFERENCE FALLING APART!!!

  251. Garret (traveling) August 24, 2010 5:39 am

    Looks like JD has been talking with the Big West and the WCC is *not* an option for UH.

    The WCC has made it clear it is not going to take public colleges or universities because its membership is made up only of church-based private schools. The Big West, according to a source with direct knowledge, has heard only from Hawaii and not the other remaining five WAC schools (Utah State, New Mexico State, Idaho, San Jose State or Louisiana Tech).

  252. Hank August 24, 2010 5:41 am

    ….Ohayou gozaimasu….

  253. d1島 August 24, 2010 5:43 am

    Great Morning All!


    Expected that; kinda like the Northwest Conference in D3 athletics. They have been approached by public institutions in the past and have rebuffed them in a similar fashion.

    btw, hope your trip is going well.

  254. Hank August 24, 2010 5:43 am

    …i’m liking Fred’s commentary this morning…so how much is the destruction of a conference worth?

  255. d1島 August 24, 2010 5:44 am

    Hoping that Shutter and the rest of the “scouts” continue to give the starters good “looks”…

  256. d1島 August 24, 2010 5:47 am


    Agreed. Fire for effect…

  257. LizKauai (old iPhone) August 24, 2010 5:47 am

    Aloha full moon Kakahiaka!

  258. Garret (traveling) August 24, 2010 5:49 am

    I’ve often discussed trying to figure why the Big West might want UH, instead of just thinking about things from UH’s pespective. It is important to note that adding UH to the Big West would give the Big West automatic spots in the NCAA tournament for softball, baseball and volleyball…if they value those sports, UH was in the postseason for all 3 sports and would add strength to their conference in those sports.

    Providing an NCAA spot on 3 sports might be the key for UH. If that is important enough to the Big West that UH doesn’t need to provide travel subsidies to the Big West, then the economics of independence might work out.

  259. Garret (traveling) August 24, 2010 5:52 am

    If UH goes independent and losing UH is the final nail that kills the WAC…would UH be included in the number of schools that the WAC would be suing?

    Anyway, off to my meetings now. d1, the drive was pleasant yesterday and hopefully meetings go well today.

  260. Garret (traveling) August 24, 2010 5:55 am

    Since UH is obviously talking about joining with other conferences while being a WAC member and helping the WAC decide on its course of action (including whether or not to sue teams that leave the conference), UH does need to worry about being sued if UH leaves and if the WAC starts filing lawsuits.

  261. Hank August 24, 2010 6:08 am

    Garret…i would hope that UH wouldn’t gather the remaining WAC members to reinforce solidarity and then ditch them as soon as the Big West offers them a deal that can be workable without forewarning….being sensitive to their working relationship with the WAC and being honest about the needs of university is a skill that will measure Donovan/Hinshaw’s effectiveness in driving our athletic department through this difficult time.

    My belief is that they’ll do a good job.

  262. Hank August 24, 2010 6:16 am

    …although BYU may not get an automatic BCS bid like Notre Dame (if it finishes in the top eight)…it currently gets 1.5 million a year from the mwc in tv revenue vs a potential 10-million a year if it went independent…

    …the decision comes before September 1.

  263. d1島 August 24, 2010 6:17 am

    Of course we tend to focus on the situation from Hawaii’s viewpoint but Utah St. has big concerns as well. Their AD, Scott Barnes, is gonna feel lots more pressure when basketball season rolls around:

    Barnes said if the WAC was to bring in other schools, like UT-San Antonio or Texas State or North Texas, it would revisit another binding agreement. Clearly, those schools need to know what they might be joining. Barnes is a new member of the NCAA tournament men’s basketball selection committee. He knows he can’t put Utah State in any situation where the men’s basketball program doesn’t have a chance to earn an automatic bid to the NCAAs.

    A six-team WAC won’t lose its AQ for two years after it drops below seven teams (at the minimum 2012 and ’13) but must add a seventh team three years after (for 2014).

  264. rage777 August 24, 2010 6:29 am


    I can see a conflict of interest if UH is looking for a way out of the WAC while still looking out for the WAC’s best interest. But, I don’t see them being held liable if the WAC starts suing everybody. The only reason why UH is looking to outside conferences is because FSU and Nevada left. If they were still in the WAC, UH wouldn’t be looking at other conferences. JD is finally looking out for UH instead of the WAC.

  265. Kekoa (iPhone) August 24, 2010 6:55 am

    Good Tuesday morning all…(and that includes that rascal roysan!) What a prediction!

    Pomai ~ It inspired me to send in my score of UH 56 – Toejams 13 (blocked extra point). So D-1, it’s me and you, down to the wire on every game this season!

  266. UKU@LA August 24, 2010 12:22 pm


    UH, 35-14

    MANEO !!!

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