Next stop: (Western) Samoa

 After a long discussion with Jesse Sapolu, Greg McMackin has decided to visit (Western) Samoa in early 2009.
McMackin said he believes the independent state of Samoa, which is a 2-hour flight from American Samoa, has several athletes with Division I-A talent.

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The SMU-UH goodwill trip to American Samoa was successful in many ways. Too often, coaches go to the U.S. territory solely for recruiting purposes. This time, the group of coaches went there to help, delivering medical supplies and teaching a two-day clinic.
The tour and the preceding golf tournaments on Kaua‘i and Kona gave closure to last year’s coaching staff. With the chaos surrounding June Jones’ sudden departure to SMU (followed by the departure of four UH assistants), there was little time for a proper goodbye. Jones and McMackin sat side-by-side on the flights to and from American Samoa.
“We just had a great time,” McMackin said.

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Wideout Ryan Henry, a junior-college transfer, will arrive in town this week for Summer Session II, which starts next week.
But two other transfers — Jovonte Taylor and Dustin Blount — will remain at their JCs for the next few weeks.
It was hoped that Taylor and Blount would arrive early enough to participate in unsupervised workouts. But they still need to complete work at their JCs. They are expected to arrive in time for the start of training camp in August.

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The donation money is being put to use. Each of the coaches received a new wide-screen television. Now, all of the practice and game videos can be shot in wide screen. Here’s offensive coordinator Ron Lee’s TV (with a video from a spring practice):


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From what I’ve observed, several players have assumed leadership roles this season. The offensive leaders are Inoke Funaki, Tyler Graunke, Malcolm Lane, Leon Wright-Jackson, Daniel Libre, Dylan Linkner, Aaron Bain, Mike Washington, Jake Santos, Shane Austin, Ray Hisatake and Keith AhSoon. On defense, the guys running the show are David Veikune, Adam Leonard, Keala Watson, Ryan Mouton, Keao Monteilh and Blaze Soares. There are other leaders, of course, in other workouts.

This past weekend, Adam Leonard said, he went surfing for the first time. He said he went to Waikiki. Fortunately, he avoided the box jellyfish.


He is one of the few who embraces my camera:


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It hasn’t been easy for Tyler Graunke to balance workouts with a busy academic schedule. But he has made the most of his time on the field. Graunke has been a helpful tutor:


And here’s Graunke with wideout Malcolm Lane:


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Remember Jayson Rego, former state Offensive Player of the Year? He’s in the mix at running back. The No. 1s are Leon Wright-Jackson and Daniel Libre. Jake Heun and David Farmer are competing at power back. Mario Cox isn’t on the 105-player training camp roster, although he has been invited to rejoin the first day of school. Here’s Rego:


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Big thanks to Dr. Dennis Watkins, who removed an inch-long cyst from my head today. He even did his own stitching. Quite a talented guy. Thanks again.


  1. Loa July 1, 2008 6:57 am

    wow, nice TV!
    glad to hear that Coach Mack plans to visit Samoa again next year

  2. mctruck July 1, 2008 6:57 am

    1st wohooo!!!

  3. mctruck July 1, 2008 6:58 am

    2nd wohooo!!

  4. brentos July 1, 2008 6:59 am


  5. mctruck July 1, 2008 6:59 am

    I was under the impression that UH had always scouted the entire Samoa’s???

  6. brentos July 1, 2008 6:59 am

    Bummer. Oh well it was worth a try. Long time lurker here. 🙂

  7. mctruck July 1, 2008 7:01 am

    Where’s the blue ray or dvd???

  8. d1shima July 1, 2008 7:04 am

    Wow. But does it pale in comparison to gigi’s TV?

  9. Annoddah Dave July 1, 2008 7:04 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    The dog days of summer are rapidly wasting away as the FB season approaches. The anticipation is starting to grind on the mind. Can’t wait need FB fix soon!!
    Go Warriors!

  10. d1shima July 1, 2008 7:05 am

    Nice pose Adam Leonard. But in surfing, like football, the footwork is key.

  11. mctruck July 1, 2008 7:06 am

    Adam Leonards pose looks more like the Heisman, you think??

  12. Loa July 1, 2008 7:08 am

    AL surfing – i bet nobody when drop in on him, hehe, prolly even the jellyfish was sced, i remember the Nasty one used to surf too

  13. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 7:09 am

    American Samoa and Samoa (previously known as Western Samoa) are two entirely different places. Samoa does not have organized football leagues.

  14. Kekoa July 1, 2008 7:25 am

    Gigi approved wide screen TV’s…wow!

  15. Garret July 1, 2008 7:27 am

    Great to hear that Mack will be going to (Western) Samoa!

    Also great to see that the donations are making a difference–those TVs will be a huge help when the coaches analyze film.

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 7:28 am

    fifteent!!! 😉

  17. Garret July 1, 2008 7:29 am

    Garret ~ Back in the day when we played Football in the Army, there were football facilities at every large Army base. Even overseas in Korea where I played during the mid 60’s in the 8th Army Football League.

    Here in Hawaii, Football was very popular out at Schofield until the mid 70’s when DA stopped the program world wide and shut down ‘varsity’ sports. The only sport they continued was boxing. In the 1980 Olympics, I believe 9 of the 11 boxers that came from out of Ft. Bragg, NC medaled. The best known of the bunch was Sugar Ray Leonard.

    No reason why we couldn’t ask the Command Staff. They are always looking for community relations opportunities. This would help the morale of the troops if they did.


    I agree that training at a military base would be good for the Warriors and the troops. I hope that can happen sometime in the future. That, plus making it easier for the troops to buy UH tickets, would be huge for outreach into the military community for UH Athletics, and would bring in new fans to the games.

  18. Garret July 1, 2008 7:33 am

    Pretty interesting that this student who will soon be at UH was a prom queen AND is a professional football player!

    When Dani Welniak goes over the middle and makes a big catch it doesn’t look so different from any other wide receiver.

    The first thing that looks different, though, is her blonde ponytail dangling from under her helmet. That’s because Dani is Danilynn of the Dallas Diamonds women’s pro football team.

    But unlike other football players she’s also a prom queen. Her teammates and coaches didn’t, initially, know what to think.

    “You get a prom queen coming to play football you don’t know what you’re going to get,” says Diamonds coach Todd Hughes. “But she’s proven herself that’s the main thing.”

    When she got the call to play for the Diamonds, Welniak delayed an academic scholarship to the University of Hawaii.

  19. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 7:34 am

    Good Morning errybody, ‘specially brento, Annodah Dave, and McTruck ! 🙂
    Whea you postin from, brento? Good to see you fallah in hea, MT and AD!

    Oh yah, good morning Meestah Tsai! Are you down at the sweat shop or working from da hale? Who donated da kala for the gigi TVs?

  20. Garret July 1, 2008 7:35 am

    Report on Oregon State students staying from summer school mentions 2 students from Hawaii.

    Another trend for the summertime is that 25 percent of the enrolled students are from out-of-state instead of the 20 percent customary during the rest of the year. That’s probably because no out-of-state tuition is charged during summer term.

    “During summer, there’s nothing else to do here, so you might as well take summer school,” said Chantel Peterson, a sophomore interior design major from Hawaii.

    “I like it during the summer,” said Iamafana Tuimalealiifano, a sophomore from Hawaii who plays defensive line for the OSU Beavers football team. “It’s not as packed. You don’t have to wait for things.”

  21. Garret July 1, 2008 7:36 am

    Article about Texas Tech’s QB mentions Colt. Colt would have set the records if UH hadn’t been blowing out so many teams.

    Harrell completed one of the most notable seasons in NCAA history, becoming only the sixth person to throw for 5,000 yards in a single season. His 5,705 yards rank second all-time behind former Tech quarterback B.J.Symons’ NCAA season mark of 5,833 yards in 2003. Harrell also is tied 11th on the NCAA career touchdown passes list with 89 and ranks fourth on the single-season list with 48 in 2007. Additionally, Harrell set six NCAA records last year, including throwing for 400 yards in 11 games, breaking the old mark of nine games set by Houston’s David Klingler (1990), Symons (2003) and Hawaii’s Colt Brennan (2006).

  22. Garret July 1, 2008 7:37 am

    Article on Washington mentions Colt.

    Quarterback: Probably the key to the team’s fortunes is Jason Campbell. He had his share of stops and starts last season but for the most part was progressing nicely until going down with a knee injury late in the season. This could be the year that determines whether he is the long-term answer. His backup is veteran Todd Collins, who played brilliantly after Campbell was hurt. Also, Colt Brennan from Hawaii is an intriguing rookie.

  23. Pauoa Boy July 1, 2008 7:41 am

    Good Morning Gang

  24. Pauoa Boy July 1, 2008 7:44 am

    I think Adam showing us how he spock the local chicks while on the waves. His oddah pose is typical Japanese tourist style.

  25. Kekoa July 1, 2008 7:54 am

    Interesting quote Garret:

    Also, Colt Brennan from Hawaii is an intriguing rookie.

    I hope the Washington fans change that description to indefensible once Colt has a chance to show them that there is no intrigue involved. It’s called passing accuracy.

  26. Pauoa Boy July 1, 2008 7:58 am

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Colt get in on some games this season, Campbell is so-so and injury prone, Collins is, uh old, the other QB is a scrub and will probably get cut. Maybe if the Redskins make the playoffs he can get more PT towards the end of the season. I can totally see him unseating Campbell in a year or two if not this one.

  27. Pauoa Boy July 1, 2008 8:01 am

    Eh I thought Bain play WR, how come he look like one LB ready for unload on somebody…

    Hope that duo of Graunke and Lane becomes frightening to opposing defenses secondary. I think double digit touchdowns is on the agenda for Lane this year barring any injury.

  28. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 8:03 am

    According to his dad, Colt now has been told he needs to lose some weight. I guess he’s come full circle.

  29. bighilofan2 July 1, 2008 8:07 am


    about the 09 and 10 schedules. SMU open 8.29.09?
    in ’10, we get USC 1st. Thats set. The last two dates in 10 are open though. I think SMU is open there too. Am I wrong? maybe it would be too soon for friendly fight. sure would pack da Aloha and SMU stadiums.

    i no kea. i am grateful to JJ fo da memories. Now we get Mack and JD. I still get my SB stuff, but like somebody said, change da screen, move on to ’08.

    60 dayz. nuff said.

  30. bonar July 1, 2008 8:09 am


  31. Pauoa Boy July 1, 2008 8:10 am

    Anyway, I see you Tsai-ko grazies soon. About to be cut off in a few so can pack up and clean my hale before the move. Looking forward to the Blog Bash…Au’ryte!

  32. bonar July 1, 2008 8:10 am

    Adam hamming it up- funny!

  33. Kekoa July 1, 2008 8:11 am

    Well, there goes our CC with Colt. (Tsigh…) We were soooo ready to Tsaiko size him, no they want to downsize. Ain’t that jst like corporate America?

  34. Kekoa July 1, 2008 8:13 am

    PB ~ Call me as soon as you get ‘in-country!’

  35. Stretch July 1, 2008 8:14 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    We had a nice group together last night at Hukilau for the Call the AD show. It was great to meet bonar who has made a very generous donation to the blog party. Also met a lurker who reads a lot but too chicken to post. We need to find a way to get him to write something. Spoke w/ Kapahulu who I had to put on the waiting list for the blog party. The waiting list is growing and hoping we can work something out to allow everyone to come down.

  36. Pauoa Boy July 1, 2008 8:16 am

    Kekoa – was planning on it already, should touch down either Thursday or Friday, I give you a ring.

  37. Garret July 1, 2008 8:27 am

    According to his dad, Colt now has been told he needs to lose some weight. I guess he’s come full circle.


    That is pretty funny! The draft analysts and NFL people kept telling Colt to gain weight before the draft, but now Washington realizes he doesn’t need that weight! Bulking up some is fine for Colt, but I don’t think his frame and playing style would suit a huge weight gain.

  38. al July 1, 2008 8:29 am

    d1….your post #8

    no, no, no……her tv is out dated already. newer models with some refining points are now on the market. the coaches’ tv’s are newer also.

  39. Maverick July 1, 2008 8:29 am

    That SMU season opener for ’09 would be a keeper instead of the end of the season. If scheduled for the latter, then we would have to open up against a conference foe. Let’s open against SMU and smuuuu them, then close the season against Boise on The Green and Black turf and spank the Bronck’s. Classic.

  40. laiho July 1, 2008 8:31 am

    that tv is a Sony W series tv….i believe that is about a 40in…. about 2k at sears….WOW sexy…

  41. al July 1, 2008 8:33 am

    that’s always a shaky situation with jc’s guys who haven’t qualified early.

    usually the best ones can transfer in a year because they qualified right out of high school. the next best kinds are those who accelerate their aa degrees and are eligible to enroll in january, such as hisatake.

    i wonder how many great football players never make it to college because of academics. for them, college is the “minor leagues” since football has no farm system at all.

  42. Kekoa July 1, 2008 8:34 am

    BHF2 ~ Eh!..watchit. Using words like ‘spank’ around Koa Wahine is hazardous. No get her too excited!

  43. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 8:35 am

    “gigi-approved TVs”??? hmmph. If it isn’t 52 inches wide, it ain’t gigi-approved!

    Seriously, though, I am happy that the coaches are happy.

  44. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 8:35 am

    Stretch…I forgot to tell you last night to e-mail me the info so I can put it on our list of giveaways….thanks.

  45. Garret July 1, 2008 8:38 am

    Thanks to Google, these are SMU’s nonconference games in 2009:

    9/5 vs. Stephen F. Austin
    9/19 @ Missouri
    9/26 @ TCU
    10/17 vs. Navy

    It should be noted that the C-USA conference games have a weird schedule setup. For example, SMU opens the season at Rice on 8/30/08, but I think that the conference schedule is set after the previous season is over,so there would be an opening for 8/29/09 for them.

    However, it would be MUCH better for UH is some Pac-10 or other BCS conference team would like to open their season in Hawaii.

    Remember, C-USA has a conference championship game so scheduling C-USA teams (or Big 12 or SEC teams) is difficult to end the season. That is why conferences like the Pac-10 and Big-10 were scheduled by UH late in the season in the past.

  46. tom mui July 1, 2008 8:38 am


    Pretty interesting that this student who will soon be at UH was a prom queen AND is a professional football player!(/blockquote> interesting story – thanks!

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 8:38 am

    Great move by Mac to start the W. Samoa connection. Gotta be some big skilled guys down there, and they should be playin’ on “Polynesia’s Team”. Coach continues to make all the right moves. With no organized U.S. Football, it must be safe to say that he’s going after rugby athletes.

    Thanks for the pic of Rego, an unselfish guy who continues to give his all for the team. It would be sweet to see him get some playing time, he’s earned it.

  48. Kekoa July 1, 2008 8:41 am

    Stretch ~ Koakane is going to get with you direct, with info you needed for your wait list.

    Par for the golf tourney on Kauai must have been based on bowling averages for people to come out 1 over. Mebbe they counted every 5 wiffs as 1 storke. This calls for a USGA investigation on stroke shaving.

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 8:44 am

    So who in particular donated the TV money? It’s prolly been mentioned here, but I have forgotten.

  50. al July 1, 2008 8:50 am

    let’s drive the kid nutz.

    don’t tell him who donated the money.

  51. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 9:00 am

    al….is it because they haven’t qualified yet? or is it just because the summer sessions differ at the JC level and they’re not completed with their work yet??? Just a thought…

    ST…Like the TV’s but REALLY LOVE the TV stands…where can I pick one of those up??? MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  52. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 9:07 am

    DPK…you’re right…it was mentioned here….

  53. Stretch July 1, 2008 9:14 am

    A few updates for the party

    1. We are at the max but if you would like to be put on a waiting list in the event someone can’t make it, email me at tsaikoparty at yahoo.
    2. I will be making nametags for everyone. It will include your blog name (if any) and your real name. If there is anyone who has a problem, please email me at tsaikoparty at yahoo.
    3. We will have “Tsaiko” logo items for sale. Glass mugs, t-shirts and stickers. There is limited supply but if we run out, we will take orders and make more. Proceeds go to UH/Football
    4. We will be giving one raffle ticket to each person attending for the prize giveaways. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Money goes to UH/Football

  54. chawan_cut July 1, 2008 9:15 am

    re: blog party count

    after enough shot glass sales (w/ required CR fill up & companion welcome shot), you’ll forget to keep count of how many people walked through the door….

  55. koawahine July 1, 2008 9:23 am

    Can someone tell me wat da punchbowl kid looks like. Dat’s a very sexy name. Wun of my boyfrens frum long time ago wuz frum punchbowl, i wunda if das him. Tunda tung, das not you hah? If das you, how you stay tunda tung. I miss you. Nobody else i been wit make tunda like you.

  56. koawahine July 1, 2008 9:25 am

    Koakane no get jeilus now, you still my hunee. Me and tunda we just ole frenz.

  57. test July 1, 2008 9:25 am


  58. LizKauai [Believer] July 1, 2008 9:28 am

    Welcome, brentos! From lurk to near first… awesome!!!
    Hi laiho!

    ok… big work hiho willie grace day.

    ST- love all the pix and info… feels like football!


  59. BG July 1, 2008 9:32 am


    Sent you email…

  60. al July 1, 2008 9:35 am

    i am guessing that they haven’t qualified yet. they need to get their aa degree before becoming eligible.

    hopefully there will be no hitches.

  61. homey ® July 1, 2008 9:36 am

    They could have at least dusted the file cabinet before putting the hdtv, bought from donated money, on it.

    koawahine – DPK looks like Mr. Incredible. He’s a stud! Look up “stud” in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of DPK!

  62. al July 1, 2008 9:38 am

    tunda tung????

  63. homey ® July 1, 2008 9:42 am

    Hi XLiz!

    Good to see Tyler out there working with the team!

    gigi – did you or hubby par any hole? Wait, it was a par 3 course…did you or hubby reach any green?

  64. homey ® July 1, 2008 9:44 am

    al – obviously it’s a case of mistaken name identity.

  65. koawahine July 1, 2008 9:44 am

    DPK stud. Oh my. Ssshhhh. Don’t tell my boyfren koakane.

  66. Maverick July 1, 2008 9:44 am

    That’s correct Homey, DPK was also responsible for the Father’s role and figure profile in the Animated “The Incredibles.”
    KoaWahine, That should paint the picture.

    If you look me up in the dicitionary, it will not only say that I’m a non-branded calf with mischievious behavior, but my dimensions are 4’9″ H x 3’6″ wide. Almost cubicle, but give me a few more years.

    Hey, Still no Guava sightings since this site was metamorphized ?

    And where the Heck is Fla.Ted?

    BTW, Howdy McTruck.

  67. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 9:45 am


    no, we did not par any hole. Most of our drives went only a few feet, though hubby made some very good drives (for him). Since it was Best Ball, we often did not have a chance to putt as Liz’s friends reached the hole first.

  68. Stretch July 1, 2008 9:45 am

    July 1st, 2008 at 9:15 am
    re: blog party count
    after enough shot glass sales (w/ required CR fill up & companion welcome shot), you’ll forget to keep count of how many people walked through the door…. that’s why get the twins to take care of that.

  69. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 9:45 am

    al…I probably should have clarified. Are they not eligible yet because they had problems passing their classes? or is it just because summer school isn’t over for them yet (i.e. Santa Clara’s first SS ends in 2 weeks because they are on a different semester schedule than UH whereas UH’s first SS ends this week).

    koawahine – homey is right, DPK is a stud…When I was doing some construction work, DPK walked by and my stud finder went bananas….MWAHAHAHHAHA

  70. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 9:46 am

    It’s fine, I don’t really care who donated the TVs. I’m just happy that our fine coaches have been given props like these.

    Koawahine, I am sure you’re just one of the instigator perverts from around here, posting under a false nic, but for the record, I am one of the fattest oldest grayest whitest looking hawaiians you will ever see. I am also nothing if not a gentleman, so all I can say is that while you are correct about some things, I was never your boyfriend because I have only lived here at Puowaena since marrying my beloved wife Sweety. BTW, real gentlemen NEVER kiss and tell. 😛

  71. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 9:47 am

    This is our plan — hubby will take lessons, and then he will teach me what he knows. He had so much fun at Liz’s golf tournament, he can’t stop talking about it.

  72. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 9:47 am


  73. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 9:49 am

    Stretch…maybe twins become quadruplets by that point….MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  74. homey ® July 1, 2008 9:49 am

    gigi – awwww, at least I’m assuming you and hubby had a lot of fun out there!

    Maverick – I’m sure guava lurks.

  75. Barry Markowitz July 1, 2008 9:53 am

    ST, the McMackin (Western) Samoa discussion further confirms that he reads WB, as we discussed it here two weeks ago. Samoa is only 53 minutes away from American Samoa by small commuter prop plane. Samoa had small time professional football 5-6 years ago, run by an American Mainland guy of questionable integrity. He left his American citizen coach stuck in Apia, Samoa for months with unpaid bills and a “stop order” preventing his departure back to America when the league failed. Samoans (Western) are avid NFL and college fans. I remember several times watching Jessie Sapolu in the back room at Otto’s Reef, where they took bets, shot pool, drank and cheered for Sapolu as one local boy. During the 1990 Commonwealth Games when I represented Samoa (in shooting) in Auckland, NZ I remember we took time out to cheer for one of Jessie’s Super Bowl victories at our official residential venue. As I mentioned yesterday, Movesi Tuiloma my nephew, came straight from the remote Savaii, Samoa island direct to Washburn Rural H.S. in Topeka, Kansas and has excelled academically and athletically. The important thing to note is that the primary education of Samoa (Western) has been more solid than that of American Samoa. Basic core education deficiencies in the Territory of American Samoa have worried me relative to the success rate of kids leaving for Div 1 schools…which shows you that kids like Mel Purcell III are exceptional. For a long time to come I think American Samoa kids will need special support programs, summer school, etc, or for their own future the must consider the JC route first like Isaac Sapoaga.

  76. homey ® July 1, 2008 9:55 am

    gigi – sounds like a good plan…only if hubby does what the golf guru says and only if he is a good teacher to you. If he doesn’t and isn’t then it would be funny seeing both of you with the hack and whack swing. 😆

  77. homey ® July 1, 2008 9:59 am

    koawahine – DPK is just being modest. BTW, tell him your phone number and it will be in every men’s restroom at the end of Waikiki!

  78. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 9:59 am

    Hey DPK…How do you know koawahine is an instigator???

  79. koawahine July 1, 2008 10:02 am

    Well punchbowl kid, i apologize if you are not tunda. You sound like a very swell guy anyway. Your sweety iz one lucky gal. Glad to hea dat you iz one real gentleman, jus like my husband. In fact he calling me now, i gotta go, he get wild everytime he find out dat i get udda boyfrens. So punchbowl kid, smooches and smooches, and i will talk to you latahz.

  80. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:04 am

    gigi – kekoa mentioned to watch video of a pro golfer and mimic their swing. you can make it easier by getting a video of Phil Mickelson. He is a lefty so he will be your mirror image and it will be easier to breakdown and copy the swing.

  81. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:05 am

    James – How does he know she is a pervert?

  82. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 10:12 am

    Homey – tru dat….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  83. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 10:15 am

    I am not sure what hubby meant, but yesterday, he said he wanted to try the golf swing analysis on Nimitz Street. Anybody know something about that?

    Apparently, your golf swing is videotaped and then analyzed.

  84. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 10:17 am

    Because I know “she” is prolly one of you two pervs. But like I said, she WAS right about “SOME” things. 😉

  85. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 10:23 am

    DPK…I resent being called a “she” ….MWAHAHAHHAHAHA

  86. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 10:24 am

    I rest my case! 😆

  87. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:27 am

    Speaking of Rego, he looked wickedly quick at spring practice.

  88. koawahine's cuz July 1, 2008 10:27 am

    Now now DPK. My cousin is one first class wahine. No make li dat. She just wen tink you was one of her boyfriends. And from da way homey, Jesse James, al, and others have described you, I tink she wen pass up one good ting…Mr. Incredible you.

  89. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:28 am

    I resent James is called a “she” too! Hmmpphh! :x:

  90. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:30 am

    gigi – Don’t know anything about swing analysis on Nimitz but I do remember seeing a golf place right after Zippy’s and Sam Choy’s heading towards Ala Moana. If anything, James knows about swing analysis on Hotel St.

  91. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 10:30 am

    DPK…I was just saying that I resented being called a she since you think I’m koawahine….I would rather be called a pervert….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  92. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 10:32 am

    OK, homey. Poor James… haha

  93. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 10:33 am

    homey – I told you, not Hotel Street…Merchant and Bishop…..mwahahahha

  94. al July 1, 2008 10:35 am

    swing analysis….got to have a swing first.

  95. koawahine's cuz July 1, 2008 10:35 am

    homey, I’ve heard that you are small in stature but get da big guns….u might be competing with DPK on my HOT list

  96. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 10:37 am

    gee…thanks gee gee

  97. al July 1, 2008 10:37 am

    so dpk is the self professed, moby kanak?

    jj…..they need to get the aa degree before enrolling. sort of like keenan jones a few years ago. that is too bad. i am sure coach wanted them in summer session 2 and at the unsupervised workouts.

  98. al July 1, 2008 10:38 am

    all you guava lovers…..
    think about it man.

    no guava. he moved to dallas, texas.

  99. Jack Flash July 1, 2008 10:40 am

    Does anyone remember JD joking about playing a double or nothing “winner take all” game against SMU for the $400K+ that JJ owes UH? I think I heard it on the radio one day listening to one of the sports talk shows. Talk about a guaranty sellout at Aloha Stadium! The press coverage both locally and nationally would be huge!!!

  100. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:41 am

    James – Don’t you mean Merchant and Bethel? Wreck told me that.

  101. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:42 am

    al – still probably lurks though. No matter where you are the blog is still here.

  102. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:43 am

    Jack Flash – I wish SMU and UH will get it on! Next year looks good!

  103. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 10:48 am

    al…understand about the aa stuff. But what if you are one of the recruits and you need to complete one session of summer school with one class to get your AA. However, the JC you are attending doesn’t complete its first summer session until July 30 because their fall semester doesn’t begin until mid September (like Princeton because of their tri-semester set up). You get an “A” in the class but your final certified transcripts don’t get to UH until the first week of August. UH starts their fall semester in Late August…so you’d only have a two week window to enroll. Which is different from the same scenario but the player is barely making the grade in the class to the point where if he doesn’t get an “A” on the final, he will not earn his AA degree and thus not be eligible to even enroll at UH.

    I’m just wondering if it is a problem with the players even passing their classes to get their AA, or is it just because the “work” they need to complete is due to the fact that they still have some weeks of school to finish but are in no way in jeopardy of failing their classes and not getting their AA.

  104. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 10:50 am

    homey…yeah, there too. That whole block…by TOPA (old Amfac building) and the Dillingham and C.Brewer Buildings.

  105. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 10:50 am

    Howzit Jack! Long time no see braddah! Howz you been? Wheaz you been?

  106. WarriorMojo July 1, 2008 10:50 am

    DPK: “I am one of the fattest oldest grayest whitest looking hawaiians you will ever see.”

    DPK, you really don’t look that white.

  107. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 10:52 am

    Warrior Mojo-
    Har. Das a good one cuz. Let’s see how many of these bananas get that one.

  108. WarriorMojo July 1, 2008 10:54 am

    Koawahine, forget tunda tung. Did you know that the “D” in DPK stands for “deep”?

    I mean “deep” as in DEEP!

    DEEPER, even!

  109. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:56 am

    Who cares fact: August has 2 new moons.

  110. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 10:57 am

    😳 *DPK wonders how all these guys know SOOOOO much about his personal life. The fact that they even wonder about it is very disturbing,* 😳

  111. WarriorMojo July 1, 2008 10:59 am

    James, homey, you guys got the right location. Sometimes, I work late and have to drive through there to get home. Always see the “girls” out, working.

  112. prideperiod July 1, 2008 11:02 am

    FOOTBALL, fun, FOOTBALL, food, FOOTBALL, family, FOOTBALL, fellowship.

    See the emphasis is always on FOOTBALL right?

  113. Kekoa July 1, 2008 11:02 am

    Gigi ~ If you are truly serious about taking up this sport, you should take seperate Golf lessons. Consider this honest and constructive criticisim.

    Hubby is a hacker, I’ve made that abundantly clear before. Hard to break that habit, and it might corrupt your swing pattern just by watching him. Eventually you will end up arguing about what he wants to teach you.

    Once you are instructed by a club pro, accept no advice from anyone else. If there are corrections to be made HE or SHE will advise you. You will spend hundreds of dollars on this sport. At least get your money’s worth by learning from a pro.

    What I showed you was 9-1-1 help to get you to Liz’s tourney…that’s not even close to what lies ahead in learning the nuances of this game. There is much to learn, ask whitey, duffer or coach Bulla if you don’t believe me.

    The real fun begins when you can put that ball right where you want it in regulation and par or better yet birdie the hole.

  114. Stretch July 1, 2008 11:03 am

    July 1st, 2008 at 10:59 am
    James, homey, you guys got the right location. Sometimes, I work late and have to drive through there to get home. Always see the “girls” out, working.

    ummm, yeah right it’s ON THE WAY home.

  115. Spashual Ed July 1, 2008 11:03 am

    uhhh, DPK, i no kachh. u ken xplen fo me wot WM taukin’ try sayin? wea my helmut?

  116. prideperiod July 1, 2008 11:08 am

    That’s okay Gigi, I understand what you are talking about. What I do, if I want legal advice? I ask Homey a legal question, then he tells James, who asks Warrior Mojo, then gives James the answer, and James tells Homey, and Homey tells me, then I got to bed at night knowing that my legal matters are well taken care of.

    That’s the analogy of you taking lessons from your rookie golfer hubby.

  117. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:08 am

    prideperiod – Bethel street is right down the road from the UH unsupervised workout. gigi can drive her golf ball almost the length of a FOOTBALL field. Hope to see you soon.

  118. Stretch July 1, 2008 11:08 am

    Bio schedule:
    Tuesday: UHfan808.
    Wednesday: Dara Young.

    hmmm, I THINK today is Tuesday

  119. prideperiod July 1, 2008 11:10 am

    Got 52 Tuesdays in the year. Which one is it?

  120. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:13 am

    So either gigi will have a near perfect swing or she’s screwed…figuratively. 😆

  121. Stretch July 1, 2008 11:15 am

    pride – you sounding like a certin ex-AD without a job right now.

  122. Maverick July 1, 2008 11:15 am


    Guava got SMU’d?

    Puree’d Texas Style?

    Hmm, neva’ thought about that.

  123. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 11:16 am

    Thanks for bringing the focus back to football, prideperiod. Waddya think our O line is gonna be like this year?

  124. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:17 am

    Around half the Tuesday’s have been used already for this year…

  125. Stretch July 1, 2008 11:17 am

    Mav – guava puree tastes good mixed into the BBQ sauce burnt on the ribs.

  126. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:18 am

    DPK – pride already answered that question in a previous blog.

  127. Jack Flash July 1, 2008 11:19 am

    Aloha DPK,
    I’ve been working… ALOT! But, always lurking. I’m really looking forward to next season though! I gotta make it out to one of these blog parties one day (or night, if the wife loosens the leash a bit!)

  128. Koa-mahu July 1, 2008 11:19 am

    Ehhh Wahine! why you like know about DPK? Nothing great about him. All he like do is write, write, write! he don’t care about my needs! like i said before *snap* you got to pick’em right. Kekoa got the mafia car. and homey if you like try on midget. people like stretch don’t live up to his name and koakane if you really desperate.

  129. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 11:20 am

    I’m still waiting for lunch from Football Fan. Maybe he’ll call.

  130. Koa-mahu July 1, 2008 11:22 am

    guava puree! Jack Flash!

    it is getting hot for a sistah like me on this blog… out of here! *snap*

  131. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 11:26 am

    Maybe pride has some up dates on the O line. Why dont ya mind ya own, Miss instigator.

    Gald to see you’re busy these days, Ida thunk you guys might be slow these days. Just tell the wife your hangin with me the next time you wanna go to one of our CCs or KKs. Are you coming to the blog party on the 10th?

  132. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:31 am

    News flash: O-line unsupervised workouts held at Klum Gym. 😆

  133. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 11:32 am

    Where is UH808’s bio?

    Maybe we should write her one… Everybody chip in!.. Homey can start.

  134. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:35 am


    Hi this is UHfan808, hehehehehehehe

    I’m gonna start of with a song.

    “Cold cooling at a ball
    Looking for some action
    But like Mick Jagger said
    I can´t get no satisfaction…”


  135. Humbolt July 1, 2008 11:35 am

    Is it me or does A.L. look like he’s been slackin on the Benchpress. Looks like an A cup. But if none of the other 100 RB’s pan out Bain looks the part

  136. midori7 July 1, 2008 11:37 am

    uhfan808 is still working on her bio. last I heard, she was told it would appear Wed, not today.

    just gotta wait…

  137. Stretch July 1, 2008 11:38 am

    July 1st, 2008 at 11:35 am
    Is it me or does A.L. look like he’s been slackin on the Benchpress. Looks like an A cup.

    Give him a break, it was cold yesterday out on the field….

  138. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:39 am

    midori7 – While we’re waiting we’ll fill in some gaps.

  139. Stretch July 1, 2008 11:41 am

    homey ®:
    July 1st, 2008 at 11:39 am
    midori7 – While we’re waiting we’ll fill in some gaps.

    whose gaps you talking about??

  140. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:45 am

    UHfan808 cont.

    Bulla thought I was a guy.

    I have something in common with ST, PL, James, and homey…

  141. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 11:46 am

    And there goes Stretch… White Board Stuff… LOL

  142. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:47 am

    Stretch – SteveM?

  143. Jack Flash July 1, 2008 11:51 am

    DPK- I can’t make the blog party. Sounds like a blast though. How does my wife sign up for the clinic being put on by Coach Mack’s wife?

  144. Stretch July 1, 2008 11:54 am

    *** Blog Party Alert ***
    Due to popular demand, we have made some adjustments and now are able to open up the RSVP list again. There will be a 12 noon deadline on Friday July 4. NO exceptions after that as we will need to call in the count and food order. For the people on the wait list, I will be emailing you shortly with the info.

  145. homey ® July 1, 2008 11:58 am

    Stretch – GOOD NEWS!

  146. Ronnie July 1, 2008 12:02 pm

    Stretch, that’s great news!

    Wow, how did you get them to open up the entire SSC?

  147. Stretch July 1, 2008 12:05 pm

    We will be adjusting the layout of the party to accomodate more people.

  148. A-House July 1, 2008 12:06 pm


    I am also interested in knowing who/whom donated the TVs or $ to buy the TVs for the coaches.

    Unless they request anonymity, I believe it best to “publicize” this to the community so others who want to contribute can do so. More publicity the better for things like this!!

    After all, it will take a state-wide-effort to assist Coach Mack and JD in raising the bar for Hawaii.

  149. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 12:08 pm

    Jack Flash,

    Aug 19 at 7 pm

    Wahine Football Clinic by Heather McMackin


  150. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 12:10 pm

    Golf instructor — I just don’t want him or her telling me what to wear.

  151. Jason July 1, 2008 12:11 pm

    I’m afraid UHfan808’s bio will not appear on the blog. For you see, she is currently talking to Bess Press about publishing her life story. Yesterday at Da Hukilau and The Hungry Lion, she showed us her manuscript. So far, she has written up everything through her high school years. Look for the hardcover edition to show up in local bookstores soon! 😉

  152. Jason July 1, 2008 12:13 pm

    gigi: Just be thankful the courses you went to are so lenient. To think, a woman golfing in a mu‘umu‘u and sandals. That’s near blasphemy. Completely unprofessional. It’s as if Mr. gigi went golfing in a T-shirt and shorts while wearing rubber slippers.

  153. al July 1, 2008 12:15 pm

    (jesse) please tell james no get too technical eh.
    okay, summer schools get out early enough for him to get his transcripts down to the compliance person, if he is in his office.

    i am sure that these kids are scrambling to get it done by know. its their last chance at d1 football. otherwise, they will end up in the football cyberspace like one kenny graham of last year. much talent but never qualified.

    hopefully, taylor and blount make it through. i believe they were the cream of the wr recruits.

  154. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 12:15 pm

    hey, JJ golfs barefooted!!!!

  155. al July 1, 2008 12:17 pm

    no read between the lines. just read the lines.

    the guava is in dallas, texas.
    he did not get smu’d.
    he is though a smu staffer.

    get it?
    got it?

  156. al July 1, 2008 12:20 pm

    gigi hawaii…..sandals no handicap that can cover her score.
    jj…..barefooted….no handicap…scratch golfer, he is that good.

    that does not equate my dear.

  157. WarriorMojo July 1, 2008 12:22 pm

    # gigi-hawaii ©:
    July 1st, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    hey, JJ golfs barefooted!!!!

    Yeah, and he alienated a lot of people at Waialae by doing so. Golf is all about tradition.

    Al, I thought you said Guava was not that guy or did I misunderstand?

  158. Jason July 1, 2008 12:23 pm

    I guess I’m old fashioned. I don’t even like these short skirts that the ladies are wearing now.

  159. al July 1, 2008 12:23 pm

    cute gigi.

    jack flash is not female but just the figment of the imagination of the blog.

    but, of course you knew that and was going along with the charade, right?

    btw, you are in fine form today.

  160. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 12:23 pm

    Actually, more golfers should wear a loose-fitting, very comfy muumuu – plus rubber soled, cushioned sandals like mine.

    Maybe, I can cause a revolution in golf attire.

  161. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 12:25 pm

    Al, my msg was directed at Jack Flash’s wife and any other female out there who would be interested in the clinic.

  162. al July 1, 2008 12:27 pm

    perhaps, if i may suggest….

    you take up bowling or bocci ball if you insist on wearing your muumuu and sandals. unless, of course, it is your only wish to draw attention to yourself.

    in another effort, try playing tennis in a muumuu and slippahs.

    in fact, why don’t you take on all sports with the muumuu/sandals. chronolize the events and you would have the subject matter of your next book.

    “muumuu mama of sports, the life and times of gigi-hawaii”

    and if i were you i’d start with 24 hour fitness.

  163. Jason July 1, 2008 12:28 pm

    Thank you, WarriorMojo. I never approved of barefoot golfing either. Unless you have a medical condition, of course.

    Golf is a very traditional game, mavericks aren’t well received. Mu‘umu‘u and barefoot golfing, it makes me shudder.

    If you want to continue golfing, you’ll have to get together with a pro, not try to learn second-hand off hubby. And if you guys get better and want to start going to better courses, I’d suggest transitioning to more appropriate golf attire. I don’t care if you want to wear mu‘umu‘u everywhere else, but on a golf course… Even if it’s allowed, I still think it’s questionable. 😯

  164. al July 1, 2008 12:28 pm

    gigi….that’s just it. there is no jack flash.

  165. al July 1, 2008 12:30 pm

    mojo….just an educated guess on my part that he is an ex-uh staffer.

  166. al July 1, 2008 12:31 pm

    jason….you don’t like short skirts? shorts?
    now, you got me worried.

  167. al July 1, 2008 12:32 pm

    penny wise
    dollar foolish

  168. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 12:33 pm

    hmmm. I guess that’s why I was never into sports. Never was an athlete. Anyway, golf is just a past-time for me. I can take it or leave it, since it is not an obsession.

    Hubby, on the other hand, is really into golf. Hope he stays with it. Oh no, then I’ll be a golf widow!

  169. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 12:34 pm


    If you could swing a golf club the way it should be swung… you would see that a Muumuu would hinder your form. some things are there for a reason.

    Like you can’t go to a country club with out a collard shirt. Why? because you tone down the overall atmosphere of the place. Can’t be in a professional or elegant setting unless you dress the part yourself.

  170. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 12:37 pm

    OK, let’s see how long I can golf in a muu and sandals without some honcho telling me I can’t. haha

  171. al July 1, 2008 12:42 pm

    aren’t you already a 24 hour fitness widow? why don’t you join him?

  172. al July 1, 2008 12:42 pm

    whitey…..are you listening or laughing?

  173. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 12:43 pm

    LMAO… Nah Gigi, I don’t think anyone is going to bother you. They might think, “ 🙂 Aww look at the senile old woman trying to exercise” And they would let you go… I think you can get away with it for some time.

    Don’t try that on some private courses though and more so, don’t get mad when they tell you that you can’t golf.

    Just get made at you hubby when he leaves you in the car to go play some rounds because he is addicted to it. Nothing like hacking some overgrowth.

  174. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 12:45 pm

    Hubby and I used to exercise at 24 hr together. But, usually, I zipped thru the routine in 30-45 mins and wanted to go home — much to his annoyance, since he wanted to exercise for 1-1/4 hr.

    Anyway, exercise bored me so I stopped.

  175. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 12:47 pm

    I am soooo sorry to dispute the uncle of the blog. Jack Flash IS a real poster. He is an old friend of mine who has season tickets for UH’s games which are right next to bulla’s seats. There could be an impostor posting under his name, but Jack Flsah is a real poster. BTW-he’s one of the best rock drummers in the state. Thanks for allowing me to clarify that.

  176. Kelli July 1, 2008 12:48 pm

    Adam Leonard looks like a Japanese tourist. I can do that pose pretty well too. So well, in fact, that I can pass for a tourist too.

  177. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 12:49 pm

    Great to know, DPK. Jack Flash posted a few comments on my blog last year, and then disappeared. Good that he is not an imaginary friend.

  178. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 12:51 pm

    “Flash” not “Flsah”.

  179. homey ® July 1, 2008 12:57 pm

    That’s it, everybody let’s go golfing! Jason, read up on golf technique and let’s go!

    Jack Flash, rock drummer, I pictured a Flintsone drum set.

  180. SteveM July 1, 2008 12:58 pm

    Kid is serious about blogger Jack Flash… I don’t think I’ve met him but the records show he has been posting occasionally since January 2007 and lists full name and contact info. He has been active in blog stuff. Only thing missing is his High school/grad year and his birthday. 🙂

  181. homey ® July 1, 2008 1:01 pm

    So where is the rest of the UHfan808 bio?

  182. homey ® July 1, 2008 1:06 pm

    gigi – I had to laugh when you said golf is a past-time for you. Sheesh you just started the game! 😆

  183. WarriorMojo July 1, 2008 1:06 pm

    BTW-he’s one of the best rock drummers in the state.

    Well, Mr. Jack Flash, I just want to tell you that it was a great, great thrill for me to shake hands (ah, more like a low five I guess,) with the great Charlie Watts a few years back. I don’t know that too many Tsaikos would appreciate that, but I’m sure you will.

    The other thing I wanted to say is that all the great rock drummers are Brits: Bonzo, Moon, the late Cozy Powell, and the spectacularly under-appreciated Ian Paice to name a few. In fact I can’t even think of an American rock drummer in that class (Carmine Appice? Don Brewer?). Why is that?

  184. al July 1, 2008 1:11 pm

    oh dear!
    whooooosh! dpk
    whooooosh! gigi
    and another whoooosh! for stevem.

  185. jasonk July 1, 2008 1:15 pm

    so guava is either JJ himself, Suan, JR, or McK…interesting…

  186. SoGood July 1, 2008 1:16 pm

    I hope the compliance officer will be able to get Taylor and Blount confirmed by the start of Fall camp. My bet is….they come here and watch practices until the middle of Sept and for some reason there’s something that is not getting them certified or whatever. Every year it seems like our JC guys don’t get approval until Sept and by that time, they barely have a chance at cracking into the practice rotation.

  187. homey ® July 1, 2008 1:17 pm

    Brits have been banging on drums from way back. They were the original drumline. Of course they needed many drummers because they just kept marching and kept getting shot by those gun powder muskets.

  188. homey ® July 1, 2008 1:20 pm

    …Jumping Jack Flash is a gas gas gas…


  189. al July 1, 2008 1:32 pm

    jasonk…..none of those

  190. homey ® July 1, 2008 1:33 pm

    Big thanks to Dr. Dennis Watkins, who removed an inch-long cyst from my head today. He even did his own stitching. Quite a talented guy. Thanks again.

    That must have been cool to see.

  191. Jack Flash July 1, 2008 1:35 pm

    I’m REAL… I think! You guys are too funny. DPK and Bulla know me. We actually moved our season tickets to sideline this year- but still in the lower orange section. I like being close to the action.
    WarriorMojo- meeting Charlie Watts must’ve been a treat. Great American Rock drummers- Buddy Rich, Steve Smith, Joey Kramer to name a couple. Neal Peart was a HUGE early influence (but he’s Canadian.)
    I like the modern guys like Stephen Perkins (JAne’s), Dave Abruzzese (Pearl Jam), Danny Carey (Tool), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden.) They really influenced my playing style in later years.

  192. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 1:40 pm

    Stretch…great to hear about a few seats opening up…..

    If anyone wants to see some of the stuff that will be for sale at the BLOG ANNIVERSARY PARTY click on my name. Have pictures of some items.

    I thought UHFan808’s bio was supposed to be today but last night she told us that it was for Wednesday…..hmmmmmm….ST???

    Pride – Do you think it is beneficial for the O-Line to practice their form in Klum as a conditioning thing to prepare for the humidity…and than go out to the field and practice technique against the D??? I remember us doing that in high school too prior to our practices during the summer months. We’d go into the gym where the temp was high and it seemed to better condition us but I could be wrong.

  193. homey ® July 1, 2008 1:41 pm

    Not even Firefox 3 can speed up the loading and reloading of the blog.

  194. homey ® July 1, 2008 1:44 pm

    James – Just looked at the pictures linked to your name…koakane is for sale?

  195. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 1:45 pm

    Okay..back to the theme of creating UHFan808’s bio….

    “Hi. My name is UHFan808 and I am a TSAIKO.”

    Altogether now, “HI UHFAN808!!!”

    “I was born a while back on the banks of the Waialua River where my dad raised me to hunt and fish…and eat nenue poke, mmmmmmm limu….” Oh, wait a minute, I’m getting UHFan808’s and Addahknowsports bios mixed up…..MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  196. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 1:46 pm


    I really like the PROTOTYPE BLUE GLASS, pictured on the right. Let me know when it goes on sale.

  197. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 1:46 pm

    I messed up on the dates, and uhfan808 goes tomorrow.
    Dara Young goes Thursday.
    Friday … Little Learners Preschool (which opens its doors Aug. 1) will be marching in the Kailua 4th of July Parade. If anyone wishes to join us, let us know. We’ll save you a spot.

  198. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 1:47 pm

    homey…that can be arranged….just give me a few days…he does a real good impersonation of Mel Torme…. MWAHAHAHAHAHAAHA

  199. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 1:47 pm

    Did you know that “Rego” is in the middle of “Oregon.”
    OK, that’s what happens when you try to do a find on “Rego.”

  200. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 1:47 pm

    who is Dara Young? guess I’ll have to wait til Thursday to find out.

  201. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 1:48 pm

    Hi, I’m uhfan808. I was born 2 minutes after Midori7 …

  202. homey ® July 1, 2008 1:54 pm

    Hilton Hawaiian Dara Young?

  203. Stretch July 1, 2008 1:57 pm

    I will try to take pictures of the other items that we are making so people can see what will be for sale.

  204. homey ® July 1, 2008 1:57 pm

    Rego’s makes good portuguese sausage. I like theirs and the Hawaiian Sausage Company brand.

  205. wafan July 1, 2008 1:58 pm

    Wow, Mr. Tsai. A cyst on your head. Must have been painful prior to lancing and draining since it could only go up or laterally. I am sure you will heal up very nicely!

    I had one on my back that was pretty deep. Had it lanced. Darn thing had to be packed for nearly two weeks during the healing process.

    Please ask Wena, next time, not to smack you on the head.


  206. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 1:59 pm

    so I googled Dara Young. Too many of her. Apparently, she is quite famous. Even had a Dara Young. com, but when I clicked on it, there was a msg that she had closed the site cause she wanted to keep her life private…

    so how come she is writing a bio?

    ok, maybe not the same gal?

  207. Stretch July 1, 2008 1:59 pm

    Friday … Little Learners Preschool (which opens its doors Aug. 1) will be marching in the Kailua 4th of July Parade. If anyone wishes to join us, let us know. We’ll save you a spot.

    you talking about sitting on the side and clapping for the kids as they pass or actually walking in the parade?? If it’s the latter, I’ll pass

  208. homey ® July 1, 2008 2:00 pm

    ST – Now that was funny!

  209. wafan July 1, 2008 2:03 pm

    Little kids in a parade — there is nothing as cute and fun as that! It is exhausting for the adults, though. Stretch has the right idea about sitting on the side to clap and cheer as the kids and brave adults go marching by.

  210. Koauka July 1, 2008 2:03 pm

    I’m guessing Dara Young has a very important role during Warrior Football home games.

  211. wafan July 1, 2008 2:09 pm

    Al . . .

    Do you think Guava is the video guy (sorry, I forgot his name) that left for SMU with JJ? That would make sense since he was at every practice and would have had daily contact with the coaches. Hmmmmmm.

  212. test July 1, 2008 2:10 pm

    testing testing i 2 3, mike check. funky cold medina.

  213. homey ® July 1, 2008 2:12 pm

    I like how some are trying to figure out the mysterious guava. 😉

  214. SteveM July 1, 2008 2:15 pm

    Maybe ST is using the blogger bio & lurker bio format as the last time…

  215. A-House July 1, 2008 2:18 pm

    Is Dara Young the attractive Chinese lady who has access to standing on the playing field at home games?

    She, husband, or family is a big contributor to UHAD. Owns a big business in Honolulu.

  216. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 2:23 pm


    “Check check it…well I’m the Shake Zula, da mike rula, the old schoola, and if you wanna trip…I’ll break it to ya.” MWAHAHAHAHHA

  217. homey ® July 1, 2008 2:29 pm

    Hi! UHfan808 here again. I’m gonna take it old school for all you rappers out there…hehehehe

    “I said a hip hop the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop the rock it to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat…”


  218. prideperiod July 1, 2008 2:32 pm


    Pride – Do you think it is beneficial for the O-Line to practice their form in Klum as a conditioning thing to prepare for the humidity…and than go out to the field and practice technique against the D??? I remember us doing that in high school too prior to our practices during the summer months. We’d go into the gym where the temp was high and it seemed to better condition us but I could be wrong.

    The only way to measure if you guys were well conditioned is to ask you how many games you guys won?

  219. Esme July 1, 2008 2:33 pm

    Hi, gang!

    Hi, ST!

    Kekoa, check your e-mail, pleez.

    I’m here, I’m out, but I’ll back later. I promise. :mrgreen:

  220. Esme July 1, 2008 2:35 pm

    OH, wait … homey is doing his Sugar Hill Gang impression. Let me join in:

    “Now what you hear is not a test, I’m rappin’ to the beat …”


    OK, I’m out fo real. Back later.

  221. Jason July 1, 2008 2:36 pm


    Test 2

    Test 3

    Test 4

    Test 5

    Test 6

  222. homey ® July 1, 2008 2:39 pm

    Jason – What are you and test testing?

    Esme – You’re good… 😉

  223. homey ® July 1, 2008 2:41 pm

    I’m gonna test too.

  224. homey ® July 1, 2008 2:47 pm

    Ah, I see.

  225. Jason July 1, 2008 2:48 pm

    Did I break the blog?

  226. Jason July 1, 2008 2:50 pm

    Okay, now the posts appear.

    Hmm, wait a minute. Some people have talked about how they make a post, then nothing appears for a while. Maybe it has to do with open tags. I was testing the blockquote, to see why sometimes it appeared in a larger size, and sometimes in a smaller size. The first three tests, I closed the tags, and the second three, I didn’t. When I hit refresh, homey’s three posts didn’t appear. But when I made a new comment, they appeared. So maybe it has to do with open tags. I’m going to try that now:

    This tag is being left open.

  227. homey ® July 1, 2008 2:51 pm


  228. Jason July 1, 2008 2:53 pm

    Hmm, maybe not; I see homey’s post upon refreshing.

  229. homey ® July 1, 2008 2:56 pm

    Jason –

    Okay, now the posts appear.

    This tag is being left open.

    The system will eventually add a close tag.

  230. djmitcho July 1, 2008 2:58 pm

    What? Gotta take test for post?

  231. djmitcho July 1, 2008 3:00 pm

    Just wanted to say Aloha to all da Tsaiko’s. Hope everyone’s week started out good!

  232. homey ® July 1, 2008 3:03 pm

    I’m gonna make like pride’s post and continue typing with no carriage return

    Hmm, wait a minute. Some people have talked about how they make a post, then nothing appears for a while. Maybe it has to do with open tags. I was testing the blockquote, to see why sometimes it appeared in a larger size, and sometimes in a smaller size. The first three tests, I closed the tags, and the second three, I didn’t. When I hit refresh, homey’s three posts didn’t appear. But when I made a new comment, they appeared. So maybe it has to do with open tags. I’m going to try that now:

    Should have picked something with less letters.

  233. LizKauai [Believer] July 1, 2008 3:05 pm

    Just peeking in – will read laterz-
    Shout out to ST- good job taking care of yourself- hope the cyst was just a cyst.


  234. Jason July 1, 2008 3:07 pm

    homey: I know, but I thought maybe there’s a bug that involves those tag inserts and the cache, or something. You never know; it was worth testing.

  235. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 1, 2008 3:08 pm

    Aloha Kakou:

    Mahalo to Stretch for putting together last night’s Call the AD gathering at the Hukilau.

    Someone mentioned in the last blog about having some difficulty hearing what Jim D. was saying, but part of the problem stems from the noise made by the audience in continuing to chat away while the show itself is being aired. All totaled, there must have been as many as 15 separate parties throughout the entire restaurant. The cumulative noise of two or three people times 15 talking together during the broadcast makes it really difficult to hear much of what is being said even with amplification.

    Although DrDoc and I didn’t know about the Tsaiko post-Hukilau repast at The Hungry Lion until reading Jason’s post, we do eat there on a fairly regular basis so we’re familiar with the hours. Be sure to call ahead of time if anyone is planning a Hungry Lion Midnite Cattle Call to check on the hours they’re open.

    CHANGE OF SUBJECT: The Governor is withholding operating budget funds pretty much across the board for all state agencies; however, she IS encouraging the spending of capital improvement funds in these worsening economic times because when people work, they spend money and they pay taxes. That’s good news for the Athletic Department – not just Cooke Field improvements but also the women’s locker room facilities as well as two different projects at Les Murakami Stadium.

    Today is the deadline for picking up the Cooke Field Invitation to Bid specs and Friday, July 11, at 2:30 pm is the deadline for submitting the bids themselves which will be opened later that afternoon at the Procurement Office directly across the street from Stan Sheriff Center. . After evaluating the qualifications of the companies submitting the bids, the contract will be awarded by the end July with the completion date of the project itself set for late October.

    According to what I think I heard from Jim D. last night – have a confirming call out – Cooke Field may retain that name as part of the Clarence Ching Athletic Complex which received the $5 million kickoff donation. For now anyhow, that’s what the techspecs are named.

    ANOTHER CHANGE OF SUBJECT: A few months ago, Jason encouraged Warrior Beat regulars to help his efforts to raise funds for the Relay For Life event held on campus – in fact, at Cooke Field

    At the time, we said that we would be taking part in the Kailua Relay For Life and would let people know about how to contribute when it came closer to the date.

    It starts on Saturday, July 12 around 3 pm and ends on Sunday, July 13 at 7 am at Kailua Beach Park in the section opposite Buzz’s on the road going into Lanikai. There’ll be entertainment, food, games, talk story time, and, of course, the opportunity to take part in the Relay itself – all in a location often named as one of the finest beaches in the world.

    Here’s how you can support the Kailua event even if you don’t attend in person. Please make a donation to honor someone who has dealt with cancer or to recognize someone who’s had a job promotion or a birthday or graduation in the family or whatever needs to be celebrated. Make your check payable to the American Cancer Society. If you want it to go to the Windward Branch of the American Cancer Society, then note on the memo line it is for the Kailua Relay For Life. If you want it to go to the larger organization, just leave the memo line blank.

    You can mail it to the American Cancer Society, Windward Unit, 130 Kailua Road, Suite 102B, Kailua, HI 96734. Or you can give it to DrDoc or me at the Blog Bash on July 10 and we’ll deliver all the checks to the Windward Unit in one bundle.

    We’re recognizing four Warrior Beat families this way – two who are dealing with cancer and two who are celebrating a milestone in their immediate families.

    Later on, we’ll also be making matching donations to PIAA and Koa Anuenue for a not-yet-set-up fund for providing meals for student athletes on game/match days.

    NOTE: Another opportunity to volunteer, have fun, eat fantastic food, and meet wonderful people is coming up on Saturday, July 19, in town. Will have more information about this family event shortly. Tsaikos in the area are encouraged to attend.

    Back to work.

  236. wafan July 1, 2008 3:09 pm

    Pride . . .

    As a Monarch, all I have to say to you is



  237. homey ® July 1, 2008 3:09 pm

    Aww man I messed that up.

    can’t even close my own tags correctly. how am I supposed to test if i do the same mistakes as some web maintainers? hopefully this time I don’t forget to add in the correct closed tags.

    looks okay now.

  238. homey ® July 1, 2008 3:10 pm

    Jason – it’s just the nature of batch processing.

  239. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 3:18 pm

    Homey…my favorite lines from Rapper’s Delight…

    “…Have you ever went over a friends house to eat and the food just aint no good
    i mean the macaroni’s soggy the peas are mushed and the chicken tastes like wood …”

    “…so you bust out the door while its still closed still sick from the food you ate
    and then you run to the store for quick relief from a bottle of kaopectate…”

  240. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 3:19 pm

    Pride…Dang, guess we weren’t well conditioned…only won 3 games….MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  241. homey ® July 1, 2008 3:23 pm

    James – That’s gots ta be the longest fricken rap song evah!

  242. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 3:25 pm

    I’m not a rocket scientist (like Garret), but even I know that the Clippers must have tampered to sign Baron Davis so quickly.

  243. homey ® July 1, 2008 3:25 pm

    James – In 4 years you guys only won 3 games?

  244. Bulla July 1, 2008 3:27 pm

    jack flash,

    what’s happening bro? hey guyz, dis guy is da real deal, he sat in front of me last season and only got up every 6 minutes to buy more beer….haha, how can i forget such a memorable guy? haha.

    so, jack, if anyone is giving you heat, give me a holler. i am just kicking back reading the dribble on da blog today……..

  245. djmitcho July 1, 2008 3:28 pm

    Ok, I’m cooking myself by sitting at the computer. it’s so hot.

  246. Bulla July 1, 2008 3:29 pm

    by the way,

    in honor of Tarzan,


    Did i sound like Homey? just checking

  247. homey ® July 1, 2008 3:29 pm

    $65 million would make me sign quickly.

  248. homey ® July 1, 2008 3:31 pm

    Bulla – I make the monkey sounds. 😆

  249. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 3:47 pm

    LOL… No ticket Al…


    You mean after the picture was taken your were the 4th person and jumped on the monkey?


  250. Kazz July 1, 2008 3:50 pm


    WHY IS IT SO HUMID?!?!?!?!??!

  251. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 3:52 pm

    LMAO….Homey, no, 3 games in one season…..

    Kazz…because no wind….mwahahahahahaha

    bulla/homey/ et al – “ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh…hee hee hee.””” Mwahahahahahaha

  252. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 3:54 pm

    Dara is now single. More on her on Thursday.

  253. homey ® July 1, 2008 3:54 pm

    Crazy? More like creepy.

    Kazz – feels cool to me…

  254. Koa-mahu July 1, 2008 3:55 pm

    Aiiiiiii, what is dis that Koakane forwarded to me! How you found dis bulla. I was the one in the monkey suit. So dat was you homey dat went jump on my back? you just made me a happy man!?!? I mean woman.

    *snap* outtah hea!

  255. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 3:55 pm

    Wreck..just picturing that….SO WRONG…..MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  256. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 3:56 pm

    James is that what you do with your “life-like” balloons?

    No wonder you only won three games, no focus…

  257. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 3:57 pm

    koa-mahu…That was a monkey suit????

  258. prideperiod July 1, 2008 3:58 pm

    Wafan and James, I’m just joking.

    One of my favorite football players of all-time was a Monarch by the name of Heine Fountain. Bruddah could lay some hat.

    One of my favorite basketball players of all-time was Pat McGinn.

    Also used to watch the Monarchs play basketball in ’73, ’74 and ’75 at the H.I.C. arena, just so that I could listen to the PA announcer say, “at the free throw line…Wal(lll)..ter(rrr)..Ka(aaa)..’a(aaa)i(iiii)..hi(iiiii)li(iiiiiii)

  259. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 3:59 pm

    Actually Wreck, I prefer the tag team approach with da balloons….mwahahahahahaha

  260. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 3:59 pm


    I try to be a Disturbingly Visual Person… just ask koakane when he throws darts…

  261. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 4:01 pm


    Was the PA guy Filipino?

  262. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 4:01 pm

    Pride…I actually saw a picture of Heine Fountain in one of our athletic cases at the school….cool….

  263. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 4:03 pm

    Koakane is still suffering from PTSD from that night of darts. As he is drinking much, much, about the same…

  264. (Jesse) James July 1, 2008 4:03 pm

    Wreck…KK is visually disturbing when he throws darts…MWAHAHAHAHAHA…KK,just kidding my monarch brother…. 🙂

  265. prideperiod July 1, 2008 4:04 pm

    That was one real good footbal playa. I think he went to Wilamette afterwards. I cannot remember what year he played.

  266. wafan July 1, 2008 4:06 pm

    Heine? He was one of my classmates. Just saw him last summer at a wedding. Still the same guy — crazy. From Wai’anae, I think.

  267. wafan July 1, 2008 4:08 pm

    Heine was a Monarch ’69-’73.

  268. prideperiod July 1, 2008 4:09 pm

    Thanks Wafan.

  269. djmitcho July 1, 2008 4:09 pm

    It must be da Monarch hour!

  270. wafan July 1, 2008 4:10 pm

    Our last year at DMHS was around Koakane’s first year there as a teacher. Poor guy had the Frosh classes.

  271. wafan July 1, 2008 4:12 pm

    I thought Heine eventually ended up playing for the then named Rainbows.

  272. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 4:18 pm

    Hey, did I mention to check out the campus 101 blog?
    It’s written by Kelli Miura, who posts here as Kelli.

  273. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 4:19 pm

    Kelli worked for Derek Inouchi. Then we stole her away this summer.

  274. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 4:34 pm

    Hey Tsai,

    Are any of your managers going to the blog bash?

  275. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 4:45 pm

    Newsday reports that Knicks are looking at signing Anthony Carter.

  276. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 4:46 pm

    As of now, no managers are going.
    I’m not sure how many of them could find the Stan Sheriff Center.

  277. koakane™ July 1, 2008 4:57 pm

    pride the damien bball team of 75 was great, mcginn, bule gilman, scotty zoeller, danny dela cruz and walta kaaihili. btw walta’s daughter was stand out softball player for da warriors of KHS. that team rocked the baisdel during the state semi’s losing to kailua which they beat two times in preseason tourneyments. still keep in touch with some of these kids till today.

    small, no pun intended, info about hiene fountain. he got to know and worked with dolly parton when he had a show here in hawaii. he eventually left with her and ended up as bussiness manager for her dollywood enterprise theme park. lost contact with him a few years latter.


  278. WreckinEyez July 1, 2008 4:58 pm

    Okay… Tsai, let us know if they do… Maybe we could make some florescent tents with a few words on them and place them all over the place.

    You think that would help? LOL

  279. al July 1, 2008 5:00 pm

    wreck…..use stretch as your liaison

  280. koakane™ July 1, 2008 5:01 pm

    when he = she had a show….

  281. al July 1, 2008 5:02 pm

    st….i hope they didn’t remove some grey matter.

  282. al July 1, 2008 5:02 pm

    pride….walter k. hey, i know that guy.

  283. koakane™ July 1, 2008 5:15 pm


    TSAIKO CULCHA memorabilia drop off’s

    Townies anytime before or on July 8 Tuesday please email James at jgo8464822 at aol dot com so he can give you directions as to where he will be accepting memorabilia items.

    Wessai anytime before or on July 9 Wednesday please email d1 at deana at deanshouse dot biz so he can give you directions as to where he will be accepting memorabilia items. d1 would like items delivered between 9-11 am and 2-4 pm.

    Kauai email lizk at lizkauai at gmail dot com before July 5 so she can give you directions on where to drop off your stuff at Rainbow Plaza in Kalaheo.

    Maui Al will handle your island.

    Please put items in a paper bag or a large zip lock bag with your name on it. All items can be picked up at at end of the party.

    So get your okole in gear, gather your stuff and bag it. Now you know the dates, times and who to get it to.

    HUGE mahalo to d1, james, lizk and al for being collection coordinators.

    Malama Pono……………… koakane :mrgreen:

  284. BG July 1, 2008 5:18 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko Nation

    I’ve never tried putting in a link…here goes. Click on my name to see satellite map. Put clock face on SSC dome and entrance will be at approx 4 o’clock at the lowest level. There will be signs up to guide people in from the parking garage.

  285. BG July 1, 2008 5:20 pm

    DANG! It works!

  286. chawan_cut July 1, 2008 5:21 pm

    i went to a Charleston Riverdogs (Yankee’s single A baseball team) vs the Savannah Sand Gnats. It was their Independence Day festival for the upcoming 4th of July as it was their last home game for the week.

    looks are not always what they seem. i was touched by an act that I didn’t expect from a person that you didn’t expect it from.

    i had pretty good seats, first baseline, almost even with the first base bag. in the front row were 3 couples, all with heavy metal shirts, tattoos and very unique hair. they were buying trays of beer (in cans) non stop, all game. they did seem to be enjoying the game, and looked like regulars. anyways, that wasn’t the unexpected part. during the break after the 7th inning, they threw out t-shirts. one of the larger tattooed guys got one, but it was obviously too small for him. in the same row to the left of them were 2 brothers, about 4 & 7 years old. he threw the shirt at them, the older brother getting it. i overheard the guy saying, i was hoping that the younger kid would get it. he didn’t, and the older brother didn’t share, so the young one ran up the stairs to his father and started crying. now, the guy felt bad as he saw the kid bawling. he got up from his seat. his gf and friends were like what’s going on?? after half an inning the guy came back. he had a keiki’s baseball helmet, walked over to the younger kid and his dad and gave it to him. they looked shocked and very happy. he then came back down to his seat and everyone saw the kid’s frown and tears disappear. his gf gave him a kiss and we all shook his hand. the young kid then came running back to his seat, helmet on head, thanked the gentleman and enjoyed the rest of the game, including the fire works show after.

    the riverdogs lost, 7-0, but no one around us cared. we all enjoyed a nice evening at the ballpark, with strangers we didn’t know, and all shared a touching moment thanks to the nice young man with the Hank Williams shirt, shaved head, and tattoos.

    thank you sir for making my trip.

  287. chawan_cut July 1, 2008 5:23 pm

    oh, and of course, pictures will follow. probably tomorrow.
    of the game, fireworks and sights. not the tattooed guy.

  288. Jason July 1, 2008 5:26 pm

    What an act of kindness by that guy. That’s a wonderful story, chawan_cut.

  289. Addahknowsports July 1, 2008 5:28 pm

    Jamesie- RE: 1:45 you ‘goin get lickens!

  290. d1shima July 1, 2008 5:29 pm


    Thanks for the great story. Needed it on a hot, muggy day in Hawaii Nei. 🙂

  291. wafan July 1, 2008 5:30 pm

    A-Sports . . .

    And what you going do if he enjoys it?

  292. chawan_cut July 1, 2008 5:31 pm

    thanks jason.
    and i should really proofread what i wrote before i hit submit. i just saw a bunch of missing words and grammatical errors. maybe thats why i was a computer science major and not an english one.

  293. LK July 1, 2008 5:32 pm


    You promise – I’m sure James would enjoy that, unless A-Joe helps.

  294. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 5:32 pm

    Hey, I’m starting to feel it. This is gonna be a good party.

  295. d1shima July 1, 2008 5:33 pm


    Good job.
    …and speaking of hot, muggy day. Kahanamoku Pool next to the SSC sure looks good about now!

  296. Mauimon July 1, 2008 5:42 pm

    I like how UH coaches can go to American Samoa to check on kids there, but no
    UH coach can come to Maui to check on recruits here. I thought with new coaching
    staff in place you would see coaches from UH getting out around he state, from what I hear no coach has even been to Maui to at lease check on local recruits here on Maui. Coaches from Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Washington St. Arizona
    Cal, San Diego St. Utah, UNLV and Boise St. have all been on Maui and checked in at all the local high schools here on Maui. I read in local paper here that Mana Rosa would jump at the chane to go to UH but they told him will check back with you later.

  297. ShaneFalco July 1, 2008 6:13 pm

    Good job on getting the coaches new tv monitors to break down practice and game film….now if we can scrounge some coins up and buy them some decent aluminum file cabinets to prop them up on. The one under Lee’s monitor looks so rusty and toe’up, it probably came from the DOE surplus and salvage yard.

  298. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 6:45 pm

    I remember a few years ago when UH was getting some inmate-assembled furniture. Or at least that was the story.

  299. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 7:17 pm


  300. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 7:18 pm


  301. HiFlyer July 1, 2008 7:24 pm

    Hey ST are the techies playing with the website again?

  302. Jack Flash July 1, 2008 7:24 pm

    Howzit Bulla,
    Nah, no worry. If get heat, I douse ’em wit beer! But not too much (hehehe.) How’s about next season after UH scores a TD, instead of singing the UH fight song, me, you, DPK, and the other 2 grads usually sitting with me give the audience a rousing verse of Imua Kamehameha! I’ll teach the words to Keoni (Damien grad…) Aloha Everybody!

  303. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 7:25 pm

    Not sure.
    There’s always tinkering.

  304. HiFlyer July 1, 2008 7:28 pm

    What was Scott’s email address?

  305. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 7:29 pm

    well, at least it doesn’t take as long to refresh the screen.

    Stretch, what is the new maximum number of people allowed at the party? It was 120. What is it now?

  306. al July 1, 2008 7:29 pm


  307. gigi-hawaii © July 1, 2008 7:30 pm

    Scott Morifuji

  308. al July 1, 2008 7:31 pm

    its always been 125….but, more now. perhaps because we will do a stand up affair.

  309. duffer July 1, 2008 7:47 pm

    Hey al,

    I suppose I could call or email, but are you making your weekly trip to Maui?

  310. HiFlyer July 1, 2008 7:47 pm

    gigi, thanks

  311. wafan July 1, 2008 7:47 pm


  312. wafan July 1, 2008 7:48 pm

    313 then.

  313. Jason July 1, 2008 7:54 pm

    Pi! (314, get it?)

  314. al July 1, 2008 7:57 pm

    mauimon….. i am sure they did not tell him such in those same words. they are more sensitive than that.

    the samoa trip was planned well in advance. its not fair to make an analogy of this nature.

    talk like this will only create ill will between the friendly people of maui and the university of hawaii. thereby, creating more harm than good.

    i understand your sense of urgency, but, this program with coach mack is only in the baby stages having been at the helm since february, that’s less than six months ago. . place trust in the fact that mack will organize the recruiting efforts locally as he has promised.

    a top recruit not only has all the skills, size, and athleticism to play div one football. he also needs all the intangibles; good attitude, good aptitude, ncaa qualifier, good family, and all that matters.

  315. duffer July 1, 2008 8:11 pm


    I did talk to Coach Mack on my most recent trip and he did indicate that he would be visiting Maui. He knows there are good D1 prospects on Maui. He just got hired only a few months ago but rest assured he will be making trips to Maui. I’m sure JD will be encouraging him to do so also.

  316. whitey July 1, 2008 8:14 pm

    ok, my friend corrected me yesterday while golfing and said that there are 4 players in major league baseball today, Kurt Suzuki, Shane Victorino, Dane Sardinha, and Tyler Yates. Kurt and Shane are from Maui, Dane from Oahu, and Tyler from Kauai.

  317. Stretch July 1, 2008 8:22 pm

    whitey – i think brandon league recently got called back up with toronto

  318. d1shima July 1, 2008 8:27 pm

    and no forget #1’s classmate, Brandon League. Just called back up by the Blue Jays on 6/21

  319. duffer July 1, 2008 8:29 pm

    Whatever happened to Jerome Williams?

  320. duffer July 1, 2008 8:33 pm

    And Shane Komine?

  321. Garret July 1, 2008 8:33 pm

    Thank you to Dr. Watkins for taking care of our ST! I’m impressed that he did the stitching and everything and that ST can blog so quickly afterwards!

  322. whitey July 1, 2008 8:38 pm

    ok, get 5. next question, how many of them were recruited by UH baseball and were offered any kind of scholarship by UH?

  323. d1shima July 1, 2008 8:38 pm


    Williams back in A ball

    The Dodgers signed right-hander Jerome Williams to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Class A Inland Empire. Williams, 26, was 0-5 in six starts with a 7.20 ERA for Washington last year and had been pitching for the independent Long Beach Armada.

  324. bighilofan2 July 1, 2008 8:42 pm


    howzit. glad to read your posts. keep up the interest in the Maui players. The Mana Silvas will get notoriety no matter what; your blogs will bring attention to the others, and for that a big mahalo to you.

    I get the same problem here in Hilo. we got 4 high schools on hilo side with 8,500 plus student body, 4 football teams, 4 ADs and not one i know is going to a D1 school this 08 season. told the coaches to come visit big island, and they think that going to Kona is going to the big island. like hana doesn’t exist. like lahaina and lahainaluna don’t exist. all the attention is around the kahului airport.

    so we gotta be patient. but if i had someone i was interested in promoting, i’d be calling the coaches. In fact, i spoke with one today. just call em. but think about what you’re going to say first. just trying to be helpful. hopefully i see you 7/19.

  325. d1shima July 1, 2008 8:42 pm


    I don’t recall that BL was ever seriously considering UH. I just remember how exciting it was when he was signed by Toronto.

  326. whitey July 1, 2008 8:45 pm

    they must be back in the minors cause my friends no talk about them.

  327. duffer July 1, 2008 8:47 pm


    I know Shane was. Saw him talking to Coach Les with his parents during the Maui Open.


    WOW class A. Hope he makes it back to the bigs. Another Maui boy in Class A, Kanekoa Texeira, although he grad from Kapalama.

  328. duffer July 1, 2008 8:48 pm

    Ooops sorry… d1shima….

  329. Kazz July 1, 2008 8:52 pm

    Anyone catch the newest edition of ***week newspaper? (Can I say that here?)

    Jim Donovan is the featured article:

    I found this interesting:

    This publication states that UH is “taking control of concessions on lower campus” which will result in a 20% drop in food prices and a 10% drop in beer prices.


    The article states that the athletic department will now be able to get a “significant” amount off of Rainbowtique revenue.

  330. d1shima July 1, 2008 8:55 pm


    I was talking to one of Williams’ in-laws before this season; never sound too optimistic. 🙁

  331. d1shima July 1, 2008 8:58 pm


    Good news. I saw his pic on the cover but didn’t read it yet.
    Wow, das like can eat 1/5 more and drink 1/10 more beer at basketball now. WooHoo!

  332. whitey July 1, 2008 9:00 pm

    my reason for asking questions about UH baseball. a team (not going mention name) from the WAC won the CWS, the WAC is going to get noticed because of this and that has opened the door to possibly more at large berths for the WAC. HI ha traditionally been a very good baseball state and has produced a lot of good players, but somehow a lot of them would like to play for UH, but decide to go to another college. I personally would like to see UH concentrate their recruiting at home first, then fill the rest with others. Losing a player to the draft is a feather in their cap, but losing a walk on to another program and that walk on becomes a starter and goes on to be drafted is not cool. i think that there are quite a few major league scouts in HI and they have a records of who has potential to move up, but it seems that UH communication with these experts is very limited. anyone have any suggestions as to how we can help UH baseball?

  333. Jason July 1, 2008 9:02 pm

    I know C.C. Sabathia was going to be a Rainbow, albeit in football. Then he was drafted 20th overall, and got a $1.3 million bonus. Can you imagine if he had stayed and played football — at his size, June Jones probably would’ve moved him to offensive tackle. 😛

  334. duffer July 1, 2008 9:08 pm


    Hire a coach with local ties 🙂

  335. Kazz July 1, 2008 9:13 pm

    I forgot to mention!


    YAY! It’s official!

    So bring on the new shoes and stuffs for the Warriors to use!

  336. Jason July 1, 2008 9:16 pm

    Eh, Kazz, you’re right! As for the Donovan feature article, that’s good news too. Especially the Rainbowtique revenue; revenue from sports-related merchandise should go to support athletics, not Auxiliary Services.

  337. Garret July 1, 2008 9:16 pm

    Samoa News has an article about the JJ camp. Interesting that none of the 5 scholarship winners are going to D-IA schools, but all are going to US schools in the Fall. I’m guessing that Academics played a part in their decision, as Barry and others discussed recently.

    Five, $2,000 scholarships provided by the June Jones Foundation were awarded by local DOE’s Donna Gurr at the end of the academy. Two of them went to Tafuna High School’s Timothy Manuma and Fa’afetai Te’o while the other three went to Ne’emia Vitale (Leone High School), Kurt Taufa’asau (Samoana High School) and Travis Asaeli (Faga’itua High School).

    Gurr told the players that the scholarship money – which June Jones said is more “academic” than athletic based – will be forwarded to each of their respective schools.

    Timothy Manuma will attend San Jose City College in California; Fa’afetai Te’o will go to New Mexico Military Institute in New Mexico; Ne’emia Vitale will attend Los Angeles Valley College in California; Kurt Taufa’asau is also heading to New Mexico Military Institute while Asaeli will be at Eastern Arizona in Arizona. Asaeli and Vitale were not on hand to receive their scholarships because they departed the island last Thursday. Their fathers were at Veterans Stadium to receive accept the scholarships from June Jones.

  338. Garret July 1, 2008 9:18 pm

    Interesting to read about how the different coaches split up the positions when they went to working out with position coaches.

    Samoana and Leone brought the most players to the academy with 75 and 70, respectively, while the Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats had 63, Faga’itua and Tafuna with 50+ and Fa’asao/Marist brought 42.

    Several drills were held with the entire group of players participating in it and they were lackadaisical at first with their output, but after a stern admonishment from Frank Gansz Sr. (SMU special teams coach), the players started to be snappier and more serious with their responses to the drills.

    After the group session, the players were broken up into their positions with the respective coaches, e.g., Hawaii quarterbacks coach Nick Rolovich took the quarterbacks, Jeff Reinebold (SMU wide receivers coach) and Craig Stutzmann (former Hawaii wide receiver and current graduate assistant on McMackin’s staff) took the receivers, Gansz went with the kickers and punters and McMackin dealt with the defensive backs.

  339. d1shima July 1, 2008 9:18 pm


    Wow, imagine if had one UA logo with one local/UH tie-in designed right into it!
    Would be awesome fo’ kick-off da new contract featuring that.
    Hmmm…oh wait! No need imagine too hard, eh! 🙄

  340. Garret July 1, 2008 9:18 pm

    Tanuvasa told them that they have one thing players in Hawaii or the mainland do not often have, and that’s respect for their coaches. He said if they listen to their coaches, they will go a long way in their football careers as he did. There was a respectful silence from the players while Tanuvasa spoke, and he told them that this would not be possible if a coach were to speak to a large group of players in Hawaii.

  341. Garret July 1, 2008 9:20 pm

    Nice to read that Melila Purcell Sr. and Moana Purcell were there.

    Jones handed out some appreciation plaques to some of the local people who helped this inaugural football academy occur such as Motu Seui Jr. of the Governor’s Office, Bill Maxi (president) and the Pago Pago Rotary Club, GHC Reid president Olivia Reid-Gillette, Blue Sky Communications’ COO Li’a Tufele Jr. and Samoa Bowl committee members Melila Sr. and Moana Purcell. The Purcells were also given two helmets, one belonging to the Hawaii Warriors and the other to the SMU Mustangs.

  342. Garret July 1, 2008 9:21 pm


    Thank you for posting about the Midweek article! Midweek has been fine to refer to in the past, and the news from JD is great! Reducing prices once again while increasing revenue are good touches by JD…he’s doing exactly what he said he would be doing and UH is really benefiting from having a good AD in charge now.

  343. Garret July 1, 2008 9:31 pm

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

    Pretty cool electric car (see the photo!) being built in Carlsbad–they will start selling cars next year and are taking deposits now. They will have an electric car (120 miles between charges) for sale for $30k and a hybrid car that gets *300* miles per gallon! The 3-wheel design has butterfly doors:

  344. Garret July 1, 2008 9:32 pm

    This hairspray being introduced to the market is so organic that you can drink it!

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    Another electric car maker will be mass-producing their cars in San Carlos.

  346. Garret July 1, 2008 9:33 pm

    The world’s first high temperature nuclear power plant is supposed to be the safest ever designed and built. The biggest problem for today’s nuclear power plants is how to cool them efficiently, but the high temperature reactor significantly reduces this problem.

  347. Garret July 1, 2008 9:34 pm

    The oil found in North Dakota has created a lot of millionaires. They say that a North Dakota is getting a new millionaire every day now!

  348. Garret July 1, 2008 9:35 pm

    Free play links pau.

  349. Stephen Tsai July 1, 2008 9:49 pm

    So, Wena is always saying how big-headed I am (literally and figuratively), and that I should avoid sharp objects. Well, today I proved I can have a needle injected into my head without it bursting.

  350. BG July 1, 2008 9:51 pm

    For those who read the blog backwards…check my post at 5:18 for instructions to the Ed Wong Hospitality Room. “No worries, beef curries!” going get signs. I swiped SteveM’s Tsaiko logo and added an arrow at the bottom for directional signs that we’re going to put up 😀

  351. BG July 1, 2008 9:56 pm


    Caring Tsaikos to give other Tsaikos a ride home. More volunteers are needed in case rides are needed to the Windward and East sides of the island. Someone may just need a ride. Others may be drinking and having a good time. We just need to take care of our own and make sure we do everything in our power to get everyone home safely.

    Volunteer by emailing me at Tsaiko808 at yahoodotcom. Provide your blog name or real name and a contact number.


  352. marlis July 1, 2008 9:59 pm

    Re-All access pass, The All Seasons Pass gets you every game in the HTSportsNet package

    Go to the UH official athletic site. Main page, right column about ten down.

    All sports iticket for $69.95 seems like too good a deal to be true.

    There’s a schedule of games they aired last season, but doesn’t mention the upcoming season. For ones on the mainland and even ones here note/ look at the package of games, which allows the fans to follow both mens and womens program all year round.

    mens baseball, basketball, football and Hawaii Winter baseball

    womens basketball, volleyball and soccer

    All televised games are available on HTSportsNet. Games are limited to those home games televised through K5

    Hope somebody finds this useful, especially if you’re away from the islands.

    Tutorial needed-“Homey how do I hook up my computer to the TV.”?

  353. Jason July 1, 2008 10:00 pm

    Mainly for Mei Ling, but for anybody else who wanted to see the public Club Genji album, I finally got around to making it:

    Eh, I decided to put up all the pictures; everyone is already on SteveM’s picture page except homey.

  354. Stretch July 1, 2008 10:04 pm

    July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    Wow, imagine if had one UA logo with one local/UH tie-in designed right into it!
    Would be awesome fo’ kick-off da new contract featuring that.
    Hmmm…oh wait! No need imagine too hard, eh!

    You might not be imagining pretty soon, we got positive feedback.

  355. Stretch July 1, 2008 10:08 pm

    i hope i never just jinx it

  356. Kazz July 1, 2008 10:12 pm


    July 1st, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    July 1st, 2008 at 9:18 pm
    Wow, imagine if had one UA logo with one local/UH tie-in designed right into it!
    Would be awesome fo’ kick-off da new contract featuring that.
    Hmmm…oh wait! No need imagine too hard, eh!

    You might not be imagining pretty soon, we got positive feedback.

    People have been asking me as well. They thought they were seeing things, told them they were “exclusive”.

  357. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:27 pm

    Sure wish I had a silver UA logo with the UH tie-in design sticker.

  358. Stretch July 1, 2008 10:32 pm

    homey – they will be at the party

  359. 3-Prong July 1, 2008 10:38 pm

    ST: What! Mel Delaura no longer with program! Aloha and mahalo to Mel and family.

  360. Kekoa July 1, 2008 10:38 pm

    Blog Bash has become a hot ticket item. From the looks of things on the blog, it seems like everyone who wanted to come has gotten the message and responded in kind. Mahalo for making our jobs easier by getting your funds in to *Stretch* in a new pay system he had designed.

    As more information becomes available from our team of professional party people they have been posting as soon as they could. Those who have been paying close attention know the date/time and with BG’s Google map, the pinpoint direction to the place.

    *Wreck* had emailed a very colorful flyer announcing the party to all who have registered their addy’s to Jason or SteveM. Highlighting the prizes, surprizes and did I mention the entertainment by our very own “Tsaiko All Star Band?”

    We had set a max number of 125 because we were told that this was the max room occupancy. Upon further revew, we were then authorized to take it to 140. We feel that with our limited resources, that is a comfortable crowd to work with. After clearing our waiting list, we sill have just enough to catch the procrastinators, then, we will be sold out fo sure.

  361. Stretch July 1, 2008 10:42 pm

    3-prong – where you getting that from?

  362. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:46 pm

    Almost midnight and UHfan808’s bio!

  363. homey ® July 1, 2008 10:50 pm

    Thanks guys, I have 3,958 email messages.

  364. al July 1, 2008 10:55 pm

    umm….mel delaura????

  365. al July 1, 2008 11:00 pm


    shane victorino was actively recruited by uh and was told he could play both sports.
    dane sardinha was offered, but, picked second round so he went with the opportunity.
    brandon league i am told wasn’t considering college, knowing full well that he was going to be drafted.
    not sure about suzuki.
    tyler yates was looked at but was serious about going pro first.(his kid bro will be an invited walk on next year)
    shane komine wanted to go to uh, murakami never looked at him because of his stature until nebraska offered then, komine stuck to his committment to nu.

  366. Da Punchbowl Kid July 1, 2008 11:01 pm

    Is this true about Mel?

  367. Jason July 1, 2008 11:01 pm

    I’m confused.

  368. Jason July 1, 2008 11:17 pm

    So, none of the print media sources mention this. Was it on one of the news stations?

  369. Ralph July 1, 2008 11:34 pm

    Al I believe Suzuki was offered but he wanted a higher profile team that would be playing at a much higher level than UH was at that time…Fulllerton nearly always in the run for regionals and beyond, whereas UH in Murakami’s later year was on a down swing. He walked on to Fullerton…

  370. 3-Prong July 1, 2008 11:39 pm

    Info from a very good source.

  371. Ralph July 2, 2008 12:06 am

    3 prong I hope your source is better researched than the comment on the blog regarding Brian Kajiyama’s GA status…sometimes it is better to e mail ST and inquire than ST: What! Mel De Laura no longer with the program! imho

  372. Ralph July 2, 2008 12:36 am

    new post is up, but UHfan808 memoirs is missing….Jason states she only on page 400, be patient

  373. NYUH July 2, 2008 4:44 am

    This will be an interesting review of Hawaii’s past offenses.

    10/17 SMU vs. Navy

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