No bye week for UH recruiter

This weekend’s bye will allow the Warriors to focus on recruiting.
Assistant coach Ikaika Malloe arrived in American Samoa last night in search of talent. He estimated there are about 15 or 16 “legitimate” Division I-A prospects there. Six high schools field teams.
“I lucked out on the perfect weekend,” Malloe said. “They’ll all be rivalry games. The emotions will be big. They’ll all be at one stadium.”
Malloe has never been to American Samoa. But as an assistant coach at Texas-El Paso, he focused primarily on recruiting Polynesian players. His assigned areas were Long Beach, Calif., Utah and Euless, Texas, which has a large Tongan population (7.5 percent).
“I love recruiting,” Malloe said. “It’s kind of the bloodline of our success. We need to get players who can help us be successful.”
The Warriors face a lot of competition in American Samoa. Teams from every Division I conference have sent recruiters there.
But the Warriors have a historical — and personal — advantage over many. Defensive end Melila Purcell III and offensive linemen Keith AhSoon and Larry Saufea attended high school in American Samoa before enrolling at UH. The Warriors also landed two successful bounce-back players. Defensive tackle Isa‘ako Sopoaga and defensive end Amani Purcell are American Samoan high school graduates who went to Mainland colleges before transferring to UH.
“The families there became the sales people for us,” Malloe said. “They have experience with the University of Hawai‘i. They know what the coaching staff is like. They know what the program is about.”


  1. lil's September 19, 2008 10:00 am


  2. Stephen Tsai September 19, 2008 10:03 am

    Indeed, you are No. 1.

  3. 808flowmaster September 19, 2008 10:06 am


  4. Maverick September 19, 2008 10:07 am

    Ikaika –
    Rope ’em, hog tie ’em, do whatever it takes to secure ’em.

  5. jojo ® September 19, 2008 10:10 am

    I would like to see a recruiter’s notebook or brain or where ever they put their information.

  6. al September 19, 2008 10:10 am

    i heard nearly all of the coaches are out on the recruiting trail this weekend.

    great stuff !

  7. 808flowmaster September 19, 2008 10:10 am

    Good luck to Coach Malloe! Hope he can get the lead on some of those solid 1-A prospects. You’d think UH would have a slight advantage over most schools, based on how much closer we are to American Samoa and our strong Polynesian culture here in Hawaii. I’m sure every single PAC-10 school is recruiting there.

  8. al September 19, 2008 10:11 am

    gee jojo… asking for some pretty personal stuff.

  9. Ace September 19, 2008 10:12 am

    Why not recruit from China, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines? Why only Samoa?

  10. Jason September 19, 2008 10:15 am

    I love the emphasis that Coach Mack is putting on recruiting. He’s really looking out for the future of the team.

  11. Jason September 19, 2008 10:16 am

    Ace: Who is to say that he isn’t?

  12. homey ⑤ September 19, 2008 10:20 am

    May as well make it global and recruit in South America, Africa, and Europe.

  13. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 10:23 am

    Hey…Ace is back….How’s it going Carl….I hear that there are some good recruits in Antartica as well….MWAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

  14. penguin September 19, 2008 10:24 am


  15. Koauka September 19, 2008 10:29 am

    Young boy show no respect to Kamehameha graduates.


  16. J-Dog September 19, 2008 10:31 am

    Whatever happened to the recruit from the Netherlands? Kasper Oleund?

  17. homey ⑤ September 19, 2008 10:35 am

    penguin – so are there any D1-A prospects there? Are the Emperor penguins the best? BTW, were you in “Happy Feet”?

  18. Committed Road Warrior September 19, 2008 10:37 am

    Hopefully Malloe’s trip to American Samoa can make some more inroads for the program under the new coaching staff….and perhaps it might net us a verbal commitment or two, assuming those players would be eligible to get into UH straight out of high school and not have to go the JC route. But what is perhaps more important than verbals are making the local folks in the territory more accustomed to UH football and gaining their trust in the new staff. Now THAT will pay dividends in the long run.

  19. homey ⑤ September 19, 2008 10:39 am

    J-Dog – Hmmmmm, I thought he was supposed to join the team this year.

  20. BowsForever September 19, 2008 10:42 am

    At some point, maybe Mack should make it “mandatory” for QBs and non-Samoan-speaking O-linemen to take Samoan. Hey, it worked for Colt.

  21. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 10:42 am

    penguin…oops…you’re right…sorry about that misspelling….

  22. penguin September 19, 2008 10:45 am

    No – Mr. homey. I participated in the movie, but my bit parts were cut out. Too bad – I spent all winter grooming and preparing for the role!

    I was planning to visit family at the Honolulu zoo. Do you know if there’s an ice skating rink I can stay at? Perhaps Mr. koakane has room in his large ice cooler for me? I love sashimi – all kinds! Oh- I suppose I’ll have to find some way to get there as …. penguin no fly!

  23. J-Dog September 19, 2008 10:49 am

    Was looking at the upcoming schedule for UH. In 2010 when we play against USC, they will most likely have an inexperienced QB since Mark Sanchez will be a Senior in ’09.

    If Rausch becomes the man again, he will hopefully be an experienced senior.

  24. homey ⑤ September 19, 2008 10:54 am

    penguin – ROTFLMFAO

    Well good luck on your travel and I think Kekoa get one bigger cooler. Oh, and I’m not sure if Antarctica has oysters but stop by the T-gate next Saturday and enjoy some with us.

  25. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 10:56 am

    homey…bringing oysters again?? Save some for Mrs. A-House….

  26. homey ⑤ September 19, 2008 10:57 am

    J-Dog – will be interesting to see how much the Warriors progress with a couple of years under the Mack regime. I wonder who will be the studs from this years freshmen and 2nd year players when they take on the mighty Trojans.

  27. penguin September 19, 2008 10:59 am

    My second cousin is an Emperor. He’s almost 4ft and 80 lbs – biggest bird around! He can waddle the 30 yards in about 18 seconds, but he can slide on his belly that distance in under 4! Pretty good huh? Too bad he can’t kick, throw, or even carry a ball. But you must agree, we penguis look pretty sharp – and are very orderly too!

    As for me, I’m not sure what my exact species. No one talks about it. I think I’m the black-penguin in the family….

    BTW – I did have a bit part in the movie, “First 50 Dates” with Adam Sandler. Speaking of oysters… Drew Barrymore is the best!

  28. koakane iphone September 19, 2008 10:59 am

    au’wryte homey’s oysters was da bestest but need to bring more

  29. homey ⑤ September 19, 2008 11:00 am

    (J)J – UHfan808 said to save some for her too! She probably won’t show up though. All I know is that Kekoa wen whack dem buggahs!

  30. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 11:02 am

    homey…well, you know what they say about oysters….maybe Koa-Mahu will show up and have some eh Koakane???

  31. homey ⑤ September 19, 2008 11:04 am

    Good stuff penguin! Now all we need is a Silverback Gorilla to blog. I’m thinking they would be awesome in the trenches and as a fullback.

  32. al September 19, 2008 11:06 am

    guys….get plenty oysters in pearl harbor. just jump in. das why the name stay pearl harbor because get plenty oysters in the harbor. they might be fluorescent green and glow in the dark, but, an oyster is an oyster….no?

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid September 19, 2008 11:06 am

    Good luck to all of our coaches on the recruiting trail.

    Penguins and oysters. Just another typical morning on the WB,

  34. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 11:07 am

    Homey…Silverback just showed up….MWAHAHAHAHHA

  35. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 11:08 am

    Okay gang…leaving ala moana now…talk a bit later….

  36. Kazz September 19, 2008 11:10 am


    September 19th, 2008 at 10:10 am
    Good luck to Coach Malloe! Hope he can get the lead on some of those solid 1-A prospects. You’d think UH would have a slight advantage over most schools, based on how much closer we are to American Samoa and our strong Polynesian culture here in Hawaii. I’m sure every single PAC-10 school is recruiting there.

    UH should have a bigger advantage when Pete Carroll forgets the name of the head coach of a potential recruit.

    See: Kale Ane incident mentioned on Leahey and Leahey a while back. 😆

  37. Kazz September 19, 2008 11:12 am

    I think Penguins are the only animals to choose a mate for life.

    Not even most humans can attest to that! 😉

  38. homey ⑤ September 19, 2008 11:15 am

    (J)J – I was thinking “huh”? Then I saw the blog again…BWAHAHAHA!

    al – I’ll stick to my regular non-Pearl Harbor oyster supplier.

  39. Garret September 19, 2008 11:16 am

    Best of luck to the coaches this week in their recruiting drive! Bye weeks are always good for taking some time for recruiting…and the unusually high (for UH) number of early commits means that there is some sense of urgency for recruits to commit at certain positions or they have to worry that UH will be out of scholarships at those spots.

  40. penguin September 19, 2008 11:17 am

    Mr. Kazz – That’s what they say….. Of course, most of us penguins don’t have much of a life!

  41. Garret September 19, 2008 11:18 am

    Article about how Mack wants the team to support each other more.

    “On defense we’re going to do the same thing we’ve been doing, except we’re going to do it with enthusiasm,” said McMackin.

    “Everything Coach Mack told us was true, we gotta play with emotion, we gotta support one another and we gotta come tight as a team,” said Warrior linebacker, Solomon Elimimian.

    Coach McMackin says coming together as a team is part of a winning program, and he wants his guys to support each other all the way. He said, “If somebody does something bad, believe me everybody knows about it and everybody will tell him about it, but if somebody does something good, let him know about it and that’s what they were doing today.”

  42. Garret September 19, 2008 11:19 am

    This Fantasy Sports analyst in unhappy that Bess beat out Ginn for the returner role for Miami.

    In a very disappointing development, rookie Davone Bess has replaced Ted Ginn on both punt and kick returns. Bess managed a 25-yard punt return in Week 1, so we’re staying optimistic. Still, we know that Ginn can be very dangerous in those roles, and it’s much more exciting when he has the ball in his hands.

  43. homey ⑤ September 19, 2008 11:19 am

    Kazz – I remember a Discovery channel show where a deep sea fish mates for life. IIRC, the male attaches to the female and somehow fuse together. With that tidbit I’m done for the week.

    Have a great weekend everybody!

  44. oren September 19, 2008 11:19 am

    Aloha Tsaikos! My name is oren – oren orangutan. Are you looking for natural athletes to play? I think I’d make a pretty good defensive outside linebacker. I’d grab onto anyone trying to run by me – mainly to check if they have any bananas on them! I might need some tutoring in school – especially math. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get out of this jungle, and into yours?

    BTW – I’m looking for my cousin, Timmy the gorilla. He’s a Silverback that lives in Hawaii. I think he went to a school named after your king.

  45. Garret September 19, 2008 11:20 am

    Miami’s coach said that Ginn might get to return some kicks for Miami.

    Receiver Davone Bess handled most of the return duties the last two games, supplanting receiver Ted Ginn Jr. But Sparano said Ginn might returns kicks or punts in “a couple of situations” Sunday.

    Bess, a rookie who never returned a kickoff prior to this season, has handled every kickoff so far. Bess has returned four punts compared to two for Ginn, last year’s first-round pick who was highly regarded for his return skills.

  46. Kazz September 19, 2008 11:23 am

    homey ⑤:

    September 19th, 2008 at 11:19 am
    Kazz – I remember a Discovery channel show where a deep sea fish mates for life. IIRC, the male attaches to the female and somehow fuse together. With that tidbit I’m done for the week.

    Have a great weekend everybody!

    That can be resolved.

    “If dry, use ‘kahtay’ (sp?)” :mrgreen:

  47. FloridaTed September 19, 2008 11:35 am

    Good afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    That would be a sight to behold, four Silver Backs on the O-Line, I think our QB’s would have ten minutes to throw the ball. lol.

    Good to see that Malloe is panning our Klondike, Samoa, we’ve found some great Nuggets over there. I think we’re developing a slight inside track there, keep pushing Coaches.

    Speaking of recruiting,

    Let the Manti kid leave already, if he wants to, he’s not going to make or brake our team. We have excellent recruits sofar already, with more to come. Should Manti go on a two year church missio, who knows what’s going to happen in two years from now.
    If he goes to USC, he’ll be sitting on the bench for two years, so maybe four years before he plays? Good luck, kid.

    All this hype over who’s best at what is just that, hype. Can anybody truly tell me the real difference between the socalled Nr.1 High School player and Nr.100 ? I certainly can’t. We’re talking about High School players, where the competition among the various leagues very often have huge discrepancies.

    A good player in a medicre league can look like a superstar, while a great player in a great league can look ordinary. In most High School leagues, and that holds true for Hawaii, Florida, California or anywhere else in this country, there are two to three dominant teams and their players will always get most of the limelight, while a great player on a losing cellar dweller will often be overlooked.

    Does anybody think that Manti would gotten the same national hype if he’d played for Honokaa? He would still be considered a very good player, but not on a national level.

    I’m stepping back from the Manti cool aid and I like what ST had to say about this situation. Let’s welcome the ones we get, life goes on.

    I take a Malepeai who wants to be here any day over a Manti who gets superstar treatment.

    Let’s go, REAL Warriors !!

  48. tommui September 19, 2008 11:40 am


    Any reason why my message about the Ching/Cooke Field got bounced in the previous blog?

    I had intended to transfer it to this one as I had posted it rather late (8:30AM) and wanted to make sure everyone knew CO-HA had dismissed its case.♠♠

  49. al September 19, 2008 11:42 am

    you called him a silverback?

    i guess there is some resemblance.
    got to get ready for lunch hour.

  50. FloridaTed September 19, 2008 11:44 am

    I want to give a huge shout out to our legal eagles, bhf2, tommui, doc, et al, who spearheaded the fight to keep the Ching Field shibai on the front burner and made the main culprit drop out, clearing the way. Thank you guys.

    Now why is the fourth highest bidder still hanging around ? Get lost, you little zit !!

  51. SteveM September 19, 2008 11:45 am


    The UH-UNLV game is September 19, 2009 in Las Vegas. duffer & Al are coordinating with their Boyd Gaming friends possible travel packages that include AIR and/or ROOM-meals and/or GAME PACKAGE (ticket, hotel tailgate party, and stadium transfers). They will be gathering preliminary info and NUMBERS of interested travelers.

    Once the number estimates are turned in (probably Dec-Jan), we will await availability and pricing info. There are other options via (Rich2176 & las vegas) for those not utilizing the package offerings and initial numbers for them will also be gathered.

    Since the collection of potential traveler numbers will continue for several months, an on-line survey which will be available 24/7 has been posted…

    Click Here to take the survey

    Note this survey is for preliminary number estimates and is NOT a commitment or reservation.

  52. al September 19, 2008 11:51 am

    be careful of what you say…….you cannot and should not believe everything that you read. sometimes a recruit will say this and that….not going to this school and what not. this will happen. sometimes the pressure placed on these young men is too much too handle for any individual. statements are also often taken out of context.

    the thing is that one could also change their mind as we have witnessed all too often. who knows? we must always leave the door open.

    however, we have also reached another era in recruiting. unprecedented. great results are already happening.

  53. Kekoa September 19, 2008 12:00 pm

    Mrs. Kekoa has given the order for me to bring a case of Oysters to the t-gate. Who am I to disobey a lawful order. So Homes, we’ll have some for the grill and if I can score some raw oysters like yours, better yet!

    I gotta go make taste tesses dis weekend.

  54. Kekoa September 19, 2008 12:18 pm

    DPK ~ “Oren” is a figment of your very fertile imagination, right? Ho Kiddo! You tot you wuz so clever. Orange animals indeed.

  55. Koauka September 19, 2008 12:20 pm

    Best wishes to Manti. Just by attending a few notable camps, Manti gets national exposure. Be seen, off the wall measureables, and tada! a big time recruit.

    Yep, lets concentrate on the efforts of the men who will make their mark on Warrior Football.

  56. Hungry Hippo September 19, 2008 12:37 pm

    I remember there was talk about the McRib sandwich yesterday. Is it good?

  57. madeinhawaii September 19, 2008 12:40 pm

    # Ace:
    September 19th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Why not recruit from China, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines? Why only Samoa?

    Heh…heh.. we ARE talking American football, right? Japan fields a few intramural like teams, but that’s about it. Gotta go where you can get the biggest bang for the buck.

    Wow didn’t it hurt when they cut out your bit parts? I didn’t even know penguins had ’em.

  58. duffer September 19, 2008 12:43 pm

    SteveM and any Tsai-kos attending the UNLV game. If sitting together in the same section is important, how would this be accomplised? I know BG wants to do his card sign, whatever he called it thing. Is sitting in the same section for ALL Tsai-kos important, or just being there is enough?

  59. Kazz September 19, 2008 1:07 pm


    Just my opinion… sitting together would be ideal on any road game.

    For vocal support and strength in numbers. If this was in Fresno State, NO DOUBT.. HANDS DOWN, gotta be together.

    I hope to make it out to my first away game!

  60. penguin September 19, 2008 1:10 pm


    penguins are like Tsaikos and want to hang out together.

  61. A-House September 19, 2008 1:12 pm

    Hi Everybody !

    Ta ta ta ta Ta ta ta ta Ta ta ta ta ! !

    My delivery finally arrived ! .. by USPS insured .. not UPS or Fedex. Sorry, JJ and Jason, had you guys chasing the wrong truck.

    Huge shoutout and MAHALO NUI LOA ! to MasaBoy and Midori7. The helmet is awesome !

    Thanks everybody, for sharing in my joy and excitement !

  62. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 1:12 pm

    I think it would be cool if we could all sit together or at least be in the same section. I know there will be tons of Hawaii fans there anyway…sort of like a home game for us at an away location…but would be cool to be together as much as possible.

  63. Mrs. A-House September 19, 2008 1:14 pm

    A-House –

    Ditto ! above ! from me !

  64. expat September 19, 2008 1:14 pm

    I was going to post something last night about Manti, but then decided not too- but I guess he is still a topic. He is going to go wherever he is going to go. Wherever he ends up let’s all hope he represents Hawaii well, as I think he will. He should go to the best school that he can. “Best” being defined as the one that affords the most opportunity to him – educationally and athletically. The best chance Hawaii has I think is kids like Kimo and Miah as well as some of the Kahuku kids he grew up with. There is a lot to be said about playing with friends.

  65. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 1:15 pm this Mr. or Mrs.??? Congrats on your delivery…dang, my scouts waited outside for nothing last night…..LOL…..

  66. whitey September 19, 2008 1:15 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos. A huge mahalos to BHF2, tommui, wassupdoc, and others for putting the vermin into the spotlight and getting him some flack big time. Still get one little mongoose left and need to have BHF2 give him some “aloha”.

  67. Mrs. A-House September 19, 2008 1:17 pm

    Duffer –

    The A-House ohana would really like to sit with the Tsaiko’s together in the same section. At last year’s game, our family were along the sidelines instead of in the endzone section with the majority of the Tsaikos. At that time we didn’t know one another as well as we do now, so if we can sit together, somehow, that would be awesomely FUN !

    I believe to pull it off last year, Rich was kind enough to purchase the tickets in a block and everybody reimbursed him later.

  68. SteveM September 19, 2008 1:19 pm

    September 19th, 2008 at 12:43 pm
    SteveM and any Tsai-kos attending the UNLV game. If sitting together in the same section is important, how would this be accomplised? I know BG wants to do his card sign, whatever he called it thing. Is sitting in the same section for ALL Tsai-kos important, or just being there is enough?

    duffer — judging from the small early response sample of 80 pax, it looks like 25% want tickets from Rich2176 like last year. I expect this trend will continue and probably spike beginning spring 2009. So unless there is some major coordinated miracle, it looks like there will be at least 2 separate Tsai-ko seating groups at the stadium.

    I can think of only two people that could work this miracle…

  69. Mrs. A-House September 19, 2008 1:20 pm

    (Jesse) James –

    You caught me. It’s me…THE MRS…on both posts. Was so excited committed the cardinal sin…not changing the name BEFORE i started my msg. A-House is on the golf course right now, but I let him know that it arrived. Thanks for asking Homey to save me some oysters. We plan to arrive after 2 pm, so if can, Mahalo!, if no can, thanks for thinking of me anyway.

  70. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 1:23 pm

    Mrs. A-House…you’re welcome…you just have to sing McKinley’s alma mater along with Mr. A-House….. 🙂

  71. LizKauai [Believer] September 19, 2008 1:24 pm

    Did someone say oysters?

    Dr. says I am not allergic to shellfish (hmmm…). Here’s to oysters next week and hope that my son’s diving day is successful and some kind of shiro will be on the table tonight!

    Today’s Animal Planet Warrior Beat is a hoot (grin) !
    HI HO!

  72. Mrs. A-House September 19, 2008 1:26 pm

    Kekoa –

    Don’t you make humbug for me now… Mufi, Ann and Panos have enough to worry about. When I read your post, a small wave of panic set in …nah j/k. My lun chau wah begins now, so I’m all good. A case of oysters ! WOW ! Now that’s a huge incentive to get to the tailgate asap !
    Mahalo to you and Mrs. K !

  73. Mrs. A-House September 19, 2008 1:29 pm

    One last thing…

    A HUGE SHOUTOUT to TomMui, BigHiloFan2, Doc, Momotaro and all others who stayed the course and overcame adversity ! Now, what else stands in the way of getting the Ching Field resurfaced ?! Let’s get it done ASAP !

  74. Mrs. A-House September 19, 2008 1:32 pm

    (Jesse) James –

    You got it. Funny picture…alumnae of Kaimuki HS and alumni of Kauai HS singing the McKinley alma mater?! Hope UHFan808 and Midori7 join in. MasaBoy will be proud and happy.

  75. penguin September 19, 2008 1:34 pm

    If I can get there, I’d save some oysters for you Mrs. A-house. You’re the best!

    Would you and Mr. A-house consider adopting me? If not, how about midori? All I need is a nice cool place to stay (like an ice skating rink or a giant cooler w/ lots of ice), and lots of sashimi! Yum! Oh, air-conditioning would also be nice.

  76. Kazz September 19, 2008 2:17 pm

    Penguin is starting to freak me out 😯

  77. Buffoman September 19, 2008 2:21 pm

    #23, or….

    There is a hot freshman QB recruit who wants to play in Hawaii, for the Warriors and has “Colt – like” skills, leadership and likability who comes in this year, takes some lumps in 2009 and in 2010 is the “second coming of Colt”, with unbelievable o- and d-linemen who will own the trenches and thus the games. We may not win all, but all opponents would know that they were in a game from kick off to final gun when they came to play the Warriors.

  78. Kazz September 19, 2008 2:29 pm


    Its Aloha Friday… two days until Monday… 😈

  79. Rob25 September 19, 2008 2:30 pm

    Kazz- I was thinking the same thing. It’s just creepy, but keep blogging penguin!

  80. FloridaTed September 19, 2008 2:37 pm


    Who is Nr.23 ? I’m too lazy to look it up.

  81. J-Dog September 19, 2008 2:40 pm

    FL Ted,

    he was referring to my post #23.

  82. FloridaTed September 19, 2008 2:40 pm

    I like Penguin, the fan who came in from the cold… I hope it’s not the Penguin from Bat Man, lol.

  83. J-Dog September 19, 2008 2:41 pm

    Although having a QB with a number in the 20’s would be old-school. Like Doug Flutie style.

  84. FloridaTed September 19, 2008 2:41 pm

    Aaah sooh…

  85. FloridaTed September 19, 2008 2:44 pm


    You may just be right on with your Nr.23 post. What’s the word for Steele Jantz’ future?

  86. J-Dog September 19, 2008 2:49 pm

    I’m curious about Jantz too. Not to mention the Cali QB coming in.

  87. Kekoa September 19, 2008 2:51 pm

    Small kine Broken News or as Delima would say, “Burrrutin- Burrrutin-Burrrutin!”

    BHF2 just called me on the coconut wireless as he was unable to monitor the comments of the blog for the better part of the day. He wanted to know if Tom Mui had actually posted the news of the Ching/Cooke Field Fiasco being settled.

    He’s not sure about wether he should celebrate by thanking Mr. Slowdownski for making trouble or by simply burning his bannah. We could prolly help him come to some sort of conclusion by posting an up or down vote to help him decide what to do at the next t-gate/ball game. Again, I thank all the peeps involved in bringing this issue to a succesful conclusion.

    It tickles me to think that “someone” must have made these people read our blog to see what kind of serious chit they were getting themselves into. Oh to realize the power of the ‘puter in the hands of organized Tsaiko’s!

  88. penguin September 19, 2008 2:59 pm

    Hello Ms. Rob25. I would ask you to adopt me too but I hear you don’t like fish, especially delicious, raw fish! Yum! Your house might be fun with all the kids – but they’re kind of BIG! Also, I’d be worried when you start drinking those funny colored drinks – scary! I would also consider asking Ms. Liz from Kauai, or the one called Ms. A-Sports. The problem is the competition for the fish (Yum!) might be too much for this simple penguin.

    I have to tell you Tsaikos that the reason us penguins know about Hawaii is from the reports we got back from our glorious explorer, penguin Herman. He was a pure bred Emperor penguin. Actually, he use to write back claiming he WAS the EMPEROR of Hawaii! Is that right? Pompous bugger too! He would said he got all the fish he wanted and didn’t have to do a darn thing. He said he would even try to mess up and he got more fish. He even got to fly! And we all know – penguins no fly! All he had to do was strut around and look pretty. Wow – now all us penguins want to be just like him – look pretty and get a lifetime supply of fish! He supposedly is now in a Temple or something.

    Okay, it’s feeding time and it takes a bit of time to waddle off from place to place. Nice visiting with you folks. Aloha!

  89. Jack Flash September 19, 2008 3:00 pm

    Imua Kamehameha!
    “Be Strong and Ally Ye Oh Sons of Hawaii and Nobly Stand Together Hand in Hand, All Dangers Defy Ye…”

  90. Da Punchbowl Kid September 19, 2008 3:00 pm


    September 19th, 2008 at 12:18 pm
    DPK ~ “Oren” is a figment of your very fertile imagination, right? Ho Kiddo! You tot you wuz so clever. Orange animals indeed.



    I have nothing to do with the above post. I don’t know who posted it either. “Oren” could be a reference to “Oren Pendak” or “Oreng Pendak”. The mystery poster and I know what that phrase means. Anyone who’s interested can guugle it. 😉

    Tom Mui or BHF2 or Kekoa-
    So does this mean that the Ching Complex Turf project can proceed with out Mr. Sadowski being involved?

  91. Da Punchbowl Kid September 19, 2008 3:02 pm

    Jack Flash-

    Word! Warriors rule… 🙂

    Tonight’s game should be an epic!

  92. Kekoa September 19, 2008 3:08 pm

    Florida Ted ~ The man of ‘steel’ had his share of reps during practice yesterday. He’s still a project under ‘Rolo’ construction. Good scout team QB for now. I think he has as good a chance as any to be in the running for future starter.

  93. Jack Flash September 19, 2008 3:10 pm

    You hear da ringing in Kalihi? Must be the echo of our song…

  94. Manoa Mist September 19, 2008 3:13 pm

    Uh, what is going on with this penguin stuff? Should we expect posts from every species in the animal kingdom? Yikes. This is the Warrior Beat, not Creative Writing 101. Okay, let me go grab my shotgun and birdshot shells…

  95. curveball September 19, 2008 3:16 pm

    Sorry I did not make the bowl game yesterday,was looking forward to it. I have a on call job and of course they called. I am still looking forward to the other mission. I will bring Mrs. Curveballs credit card 🙂

  96. Kekoa September 19, 2008 3:16 pm

    E kala mai DPK…I tot you wuz giving us guys da monkey business.

    Jack Flash & KS Crew ~ Warriors will respond! It’s in da DNA! Dat’s why da Princess wanted to keep da bloodline inside her Will.

    Imua Kamehameha!

  97. Kekoa September 19, 2008 3:27 pm

    Mrs. A-House ~ Like Eddie Haskell would say, “Mrs A, You look absoultely ravishing in your new helmet!”

    However, I’m devasted by your announcement to back out of the Mayorial race. I was so ready to organize your fund raiser. After I spoke to BHF2 he was also fired up and ready to make you the next choice in Congress! He said the country needed another strong woman at the helm. The helmet would have been the perfect symbol of a tough administrator who could take the hits!

  98. J September 19, 2008 3:31 pm

    Work stuff has kept me away from the blog…that and my sister visiting. Been involved with a new project with the film foundation and now it’s official…the San Diego Asian Film Festival will expand to Riverside this year. Any southern California Tsaikos interested in attending? As I’m partially responsible for the Riverside venue, I’d like to fill the theaters…and since Tsaikos generally run in XL, XXL and XXL sizes…

    San Diego: October 9-16
    Riverside: October 21-23

  99. J-Dog September 19, 2008 3:35 pm

    Rainbowtique now has custom Under Armour jerseys for you jersey-heads.

  100. Kekoa September 19, 2008 3:46 pm

    Curveball ~ We had security keep an eye out for you, and even had a place at the table for you in case you ‘guessed’ where we were after.

    Maybe we can get together next time when they put their game faces on during the mid-week practice.

    ST usually let’s us know when. By the way, the guys do pay attention. They notice the peeps who come to watch practice and make the extra effort to make the plays.

    I heard the buzz on the sidelines from A-dam LEO-nard, as he calls himself when he has his personalized coaching attire on and his headset in hand. Adam, Sol, Rocky and John are pumping up the Warrior fever for the war against the ToeJams of San Jose.

  101. Kazz September 19, 2008 3:46 pm


    September 19th, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    Rainbowtique now has custom Under Armour jerseys for you jersey-heads.

    #53 “CRUSH-EM”

    #99 “PUNISHER”

    #85 “POCHO-CINCO”


  102. Rob25 September 19, 2008 3:48 pm

    Be strong and ally ye, Oh sons of Hawai’i
    And nobly stand together hand in hand.
    All danger defy ye, Oh sons of Hawai’i,
    And bravely serve your own, your fatherland.

    Ring, ring, Kalihi ring.
    Swell the echo of our song.
    Ray, ray,ray,ray,ray, rah, ray,ray, Kamehameha,
    Let hills and valleys loud our song prolong.

    Be firm and deny ye, oh sons of Hawai’i
    Allurements that your race will overwhelm.
    Be true and rely ye, Oh sons of Hawai’i,
    On God, the prop and pillar of your realm.

    Be strong and ally ye, Oh sons of Hawai’i
    And nobly stand together hand in hand.
    All dangers defy ye, Oh sons of Hawai’i,
    And bravely serve your own, your fatherland.
    Ring, ring, Kalihi ring.
    Swell the echo of our song.
    Ray, ray,ray,ray,ray, rah, ray,ray, Kamehameha,
    Let hills and valleys loud our song prolong.

    Be firm and deny ye, oh sons of Hawai’i
    Allurements that your race will overwhelm.
    Be true and rely ye, Oh sons of Hawai’i,
    On God, the prop and pillar of your realm.


  103. curveball September 19, 2008 3:50 pm

    Wednesday is for sure good…….I think

  104. Hawaiianbod September 19, 2008 3:50 pm

    J-Dog – would you know which numbers are in stock?

  105. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 3:55 pm

    Hey Rob25….and from the boys down in middle Kalihi:

    “Damien Alma Mater
    Tender True and Bold
    Proudly in the Heavens
    Gleams Thy Mauve and Gold

    Glory’s Mantle Cloaks Thee
    God Our Guide is Nigh
    And Our Hearts Forever
    Love Thee Damien High
    And Our Hearts Forever
    Praise Thee Damien High

    (Song to the beat of the Notre Dame Alma Mater)

  106. (Jesse) James September 19, 2008 3:57 pm

    oops…song=sung…, still tired from my nap….

  107. bighilofan2 September 19, 2008 3:59 pm


    get this 6’6″ 335 lb senior at hilo high, just came from kohala where no mo football, and he playing o line, tonite against Keaau. need technique training. but he is a solid, GABRIEL PEREZ. no can make dat kine, only can train em.

  108. Ralph September 19, 2008 4:01 pm

    congratulations to ESME, her new website is launched- check it out, great pick of the YOUNG lady ( I ventured out of the doghouse to check the site out)

  109. Kekoa September 19, 2008 4:01 pm


    About this Asian Film Festival in San Diego ~

    I’m curious about the Academy Award winning film director Jessica Yu.

    Her film about the family that dominates the Ping Pong tournaments of China sounds different. I understand that it’s a comedy, but there’s nothing funny about getting slammed in the face by a ball coming at you at 120 MPH!

    When will I be able to see it at a theater near me?

  110. Ralph September 19, 2008 4:05 pm

    ROB 25 warriors better not fool around with the Menehunes, they’ll cast a spell and turn all of you into gigi look alikes…

  111. Kekoa September 19, 2008 4:09 pm

    “Mauve and Gold?” Ahem…James, there’s no ‘mauve’ in football! There’s rip-roaring red, bruiser black & blue, and gang tackle green.

    Explain prease.

  112. tommui September 19, 2008 4:13 pm

    DPK: It means that CO_HA no longer is saying that RMY is not qualified to proceed on the job and as the winning bidder, may proceed.

    Now, there is the no. 4 loser who also filed an objection which stated essentially that RMY should not be given the bid as it is not qualified. The hearing is next week sometime. However, as CO-HA has dropped his objections, I would imagine that they will drop out of the picture – but you never can tell.

  113. Kazz September 19, 2008 4:15 pm

    H-Bod, and the Manoa Bookstore has 6, 11, 17, and 44 in stock.

    SSC Rainbowtique location only had #6 in stock in the store.

    I haven’t been to the Ward location in a month so I’m not sure what they have there.

    If you wanna spend 125.00 for the custom to have any # you want along with a custom name (not including current UH players due to NCAA regulations), then you can, but now I wish I would have waited for my beloved #53 “CRUSH EM”…. oh well… maybe later…

  114. wafan September 19, 2008 4:16 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Because the word purple does not fit. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  115. Koauka September 19, 2008 4:17 pm


    Now that’s a good song to sing.

    When i was one small kid, watching the Kamehameha fans sing the alma mater in Honolulu Stadium, that was chicken skin.


  116. TChahng September 19, 2008 4:18 pm


    September 19th, 2008 at 10:12 am
    Why not recruit from China, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines? Why only Samoa?

    The kids in these countries play a different kind of FUTBOL.

  117. wafan September 19, 2008 4:22 pm


    Cooke/Ching Field will be completed sometime this year!!!

    A hearty thank you to each of you who helped slowly twist that tourniquet tighter and tighter around his neck. Awesome.

    Finally, the return of Common Sense.

  118. tommui September 19, 2008 4:23 pm

    KEKOA: I looked up Jessica Yu on Netflix and she has directed quite a number of TV shows for the networks.

    The movie you referred to is Ping Pong Playa and is not available yet. It will probably make its way onto DVD in a couple of months if you miss it in the theaters.

  119. wafan September 19, 2008 4:25 pm

    Does anyone know if the receivers are using the jugs machines? Seems they need to use it a lot — after watching the OSU game. Otherwise, kind of poho to have them repaired and bhf2’s time and effort.

  120. Kazz September 19, 2008 4:26 pm

    I just now hope no one objects to the use of Good Year tires for the rubber infill. 👿

  121. Kekoa September 19, 2008 4:29 pm

    sj-macro ~ Please check your email about the TV-gate info.

  122. J-Dog September 19, 2008 4:30 pm

    Why did they get rid of the eo na toa music at the stadium? I liked conch shell and the chant before a big defensive play. I hope they think about bringing them back.

  123. Kazz September 19, 2008 4:37 pm


    JJ took those tracks to the South with him.

    Instead of the “E’O” chant it’s now “HEEEEE HAAAWWWW!!!”

    Instead of the conch shell, it’s now the sound of a big rig releasing the brake pressure. 😆

    But seriously… Coach Mack worked with the band for a more college feel and less pre-recorded music.

    However, it sounded so empty at the stadium two Saturdays ago. First, most of the stadium couldn’t even hear “Hawaii Five O”, then it took longer for the band to hey back to their seats after taking off thei hats and jackets so we had the opening kick off to NO music at all.

    I never had a problem with the inbetween music over the years like you mentioned, but I never realized how much I’d miss it too until they were gone.

    Hmm… just bring back the cannons and I’ll be happy! 😎

  124. Kekoa September 19, 2008 4:40 pm

    Mahalo Tom Mui, not only for your work on the Ching/Cooke Conflict, but for the information about Jessica Yu, and her hit film, “Ping pong Playah.”

    Ping pong anyone?

  125. J September 19, 2008 4:48 pm

    Ping Pong Playa is also screening at HIFF…Regal Dole Cannery on October 15 and October 18.

    But if you come to San Diego, you can hang out with Garret, Lori and the girls.

  126. Jack Flash September 19, 2008 4:51 pm

    Kazz- i miss the cannon too. Why did they get rid of it? Also, where’s all the folks doing push-ups in the endzone?
    I also miss the stadium beer delivery guys…

  127. Kazz September 19, 2008 4:54 pm

    Jack Flash,

    The ROTC guys are still doing the push ups in the North End Zone.

  128. wafan September 19, 2008 5:05 pm

    I always felt the band took too long to get back to their seats at the stadium. Watching big bands from the WWU, EWU, UW, WSU, and now OSU hustle back into their seats and play for the kick-off confirmed, for me, the UH kids need to pick up the pace. A lot!

    That OSU band was there the ENTIRE game — yep, even for the 3rd qtr. kick-off.

    I think it has to do with levels of expectation.

  129. Jack Flash September 19, 2008 5:10 pm

    Oh? Good! I’m outta hea for now- lurk later!

  130. sjmacro September 19, 2008 5:10 pm

    wafan and bhf2: haven’t seen the machines in use for almost three weeks. Practices are so scripted for routes and getting in sync with qbs that machines have not been incorporated. imo receivers will have to make the extra effort on their own like Davone did; come early or leave late and put in the extra reps. Hated seeing some of the recent game time drops of easy balls

  131. wafan September 19, 2008 5:17 pm

    sjmacro . . .

    Thanks for the report. You are right about them having to put in the extra time. Of course, they may be limited due to class or work schedules. But, they must find the time. It really is getting ridiculous watching the ball hit them in the chest or hands and then bounce to the ground.

    So darn frustrating, especially since they have the ability to do better.

    Hmmmmmm, are the qb’s throwing balls that are so dis-similar to each other that the receivers are having extra difficulties?

  132. Frank25 September 19, 2008 5:21 pm

    Hey there Tsaikos and Tsaikettes:

    I hope everyone is okay and doing well,have not been around much due to been really busy training.Also internet really sucks here for me so cant always get on.How is everyone doing?Just counting the time down,To when I get to see Rob25.Hi there Sweetheart Love You And really miss you….YES I LOVE MY WIFE !!!!!!!!! HUGS AND KISSES…



  133. Kazz September 19, 2008 5:24 pm


    The UH Marching Band has to walk into one of the tunnels to remove their hats and jackets before returning to the stands and even if they hustled, I still don’t think they would make it back in time. I think the window of time is about 5 minutes.

    Now if they were able to keep all that stuff on and just go from the field to their seats that would be no problem.

    But of course, the band went to hell and back just trying to get new uniforms (the ones they have now), so maybe that’s why they have to take them off… to preserve them?

  134. tommui September 19, 2008 5:32 pm

    TSAIKOS (r): Thanks for all the compliments but it was Gerard – aka HBF2 – that spearheaded the effort.♠♠

  135. koakane™ September 19, 2008 5:37 pm

    hey frank25 long time no hear from you. I was thinking you no like us anymore. things going ok just waiting for UH to start flexing some mussel and bust up some of the opponents. will keep hoisting up a few for you whenever tsai-ko’s gather. stay safe and give our appreciation to the other bruddah’s and sista’s protecting us.

  136. wafan September 19, 2008 5:38 pm

    Kazz . . .

    I am all for saving the uniforms. But, they used to take forever even when they used to wear the old Aloha shirt type uniforms. Does it just have to do with moving slowly because it is Hawai’i? HA!

    I have nothing against the band. Heck, I used to play in the Damien band and in the WWU bands. I just have a hard time with the lack of the college game day atmosphere. That is what the band helps provide — that excitement!

    Heck, why not dismiss the band by sections or seniority to change?

    Ah well. It will change only when they see the need for change.

  137. wafan September 19, 2008 5:39 pm

    Frank25 . . .

    Keep well!

  138. Hawaiianbod September 19, 2008 5:40 pm

    Kazz – thanks for the 411. Just wish they had #53 aka Mr. IMPACT. The custom jerseys does sound like a good deal.

  139. Hawaiianbod September 19, 2008 5:46 pm

    Howzit Frank25! Good to see you around. Rob25 mentioned that you are one RAIDER NATION, too.


  140. Hawaiianbod September 19, 2008 5:56 pm

    Kazz – Game Time Decision:

    Wahine Volleyball or Chargers vs. Mules?
    (who knows when PC will be on the tube again)


  141. Hawaiianbod September 19, 2008 5:57 pm


  142. bighilofan2 September 19, 2008 6:06 pm


    howzit Tsaiko. ahem,
    wat? you tellin yo wife yu luv her on national ‘puter? buddy, dis is D1 football, , not pussball. :lol:. we don’t cry, make all lovey lovey ova here. 10hut! get a grip soldier! peeps are watchin! heh heh. 😀

    have a safe tour! we all love ya an yo family is safe wit us Tsaikos. get peeps fo talk to from da comforts ah da hale.

    you heard? Cook Ching Field Fix can proceed, almost. just get dis guy who wen file late protest and he get one hearing coming up dis Fri. So I not saying his name until after 4 pm Monday, maybe he get da message and go dismiss his appeal too. Den we can get da field fixed.

    ho boy Logan, no fotet: DO ONE SUPAH JOB!!!
    Da Warriors counting on it!

    Good job to Wassup Doc, Tom Muim Momotaro, an to all of us who kept da p rolem in da spotlight. And a personal thank you to Dennis Sadowskii for manning up and allowing us to move ahead for OUR team!
    Better late than never.

    Go Warriors!!!

  143. bighilofan2 September 19, 2008 6:55 pm


    da braddaz in Kapolei, day get one good team or wat? Is dat bradda Derby doin a supah job or wat?
    i wish i could get him hooked up wit da naytral talent in all da high schoolz.

    hats off to all da ass’t coaches all ovah, giving their time, trying for give da youth hope for their future.
    right on guyz

  144. chawan_cut September 19, 2008 6:56 pm

    according to KGMB, tyler has been medically cleared to play next week.

  145. jm2375 September 19, 2008 7:01 pm

    Good evening Tsai-kos!

    Wahine VB in 5 minutes. First of WAC uno-dos-adios matches. 😆

    Ooooh Kekoa… Wea da coco puffs went? No more in da fridge! grrr…

  146. chawan_cut September 19, 2008 7:02 pm


    how’d the video vote go yesterday? did our prayers come true? or did common sense fail again?


  147. Stretch September 19, 2008 7:06 pm

    September 19th, 2008 at 7:02 pm
    how’d the video vote go yesterday? did our prayers come true? or did common sense fail again?

    Unfortunately, you will have to continue sucking your thumb waiting for the Princess’ videos.

  148. Ralph September 19, 2008 7:09 pm

    wahine VB the lower bowl looks empty….

  149. chawan_cut September 19, 2008 7:11 pm

    Unfortunately, you will have to continue sucking your thumb waiting for the Princess’ videos.

    are you serious?
    i just grew out of that phase the other week!

  150. Stretch September 19, 2008 7:16 pm

    cc- some things never change in life…..

  151. chawan_cut September 19, 2008 7:22 pm


  152. chawan_cut September 19, 2008 7:29 pm

    as long as they never take away her pen & paper. or laptop. or voice recorder. or whatever they use now to do their reports.
    her words will be her voice and media to us. we will have to use or imagination to make our own mental video ourselves. kind of a round about way.
    ok, i know that was pushing it. i don’t need that L word to come back out again.

  153. chawan_cut September 19, 2008 7:58 pm

    here’s tonight’s news, all 50 secs of it

  154. chawan_cut September 19, 2008 8:11 pm

    where is everyone?
    are we all watching the wahine struggle with their inconsistancies again?

  155. SteveM September 19, 2008 8:32 pm

    …back from dropping off Peaches and mom at the airport. Their 8 day Washington D.C. trip was planned by my brother and family 6 months ago. Peaches went to assist mom. Problem is they return 7:51 PM next Saturday night…and I should pick them up, feed ’em, and tuck them in after a cross country trip. So, no stadium for me for the WAC opener 🙂 Good news is that Mr. & Mrs. Long Time UH Fan will be using our tickets!

    Now I have to feed myself for a week and find something to bide the time… any suggestions? mwhahahahahaha 😳

  156. SteveM September 19, 2008 8:44 pm

    Since I’m getting hungry already, Long Time UH Fan has offered a feeding for me at Camellia next Wednesday around 11:30 AM. 🙂 Everyone is welcome to join us. I’ll confirm the details early next week…

  157. al September 19, 2008 9:00 pm

    stevem…..two barrels of zippy’s chili and two barrels of zippy’s chicken.

    i would love to go camellia but i will be on the no kaoi isle again.

  158. SteveM September 19, 2008 9:00 pm

    Please take the UNLV 2009 survey and enter your initial preference there. This is preliminary data and non-binding, but our current sample representing 80 passengers is a little small for extrapolations. No urgent rush, but some are getting curious… 🙂


    The UH-UNLV game is September 19, 2009 in Las Vegas. duffer & Al are coordinating with their Boyd Gaming friends possible travel packages that include AIR and/or ROOM-meals and/or GAME PACKAGE (ticket, hotel tailgate party, and stadium transfers). They will be gathering preliminary info and NUMBERS of interested travelers.

    Once the number estimates are turned in (probably Dec-Jan), we will await availability and pricing info. There are other options via (Rich2176 & las vegas) for those not utilizing the package offerings and initial numbers for them will also be gathered.

    Since the collection of potential traveler numbers will continue for several months, an on-line survey which will be available 24/7 has been posted…

    Click Here to take the survey

    Note this survey is for preliminary number estimates and is NOT a commitment or reservation.

  159. al September 19, 2008 9:05 pm

    the wahine look pretty sharp after cubi-otineru entered the game broken nose and mask and all. after all she is the reggie jackson of this team, you know the straw that stirs the drink.

  160. SteveM September 19, 2008 9:13 pm

    Al — will you be back on Thursday? I’m hosting a celebrity chef dinner at my place and you’re the celebrity chef… 😆

    Seems like a good time for a short trip to Maui too–but whitey will be off island making the rounds, huh?

    Wahine wins in 4 sets!

  161. Kekoa September 19, 2008 9:14 pm

    jm2375 ~ Me, Pops & Mrs. K just returned from Sizzler’s where after we dragged our veggie plates thru the garden, and filled up a bowl of clam chowder, we put a major dent in their endless shrimp platter.

    Then for desert, there was the delicious strawberry shortcake piled high with fresh strawberries and ringed with the vanilla ice cream out of the machine. Splooshed on a heavy drizzle of strawberry syrup and was in hog heaven for about 20 minutes.

    btw – the coco puffs are history. I will have some leffovah bertday cake from one baby luau we goin’ this weekend. It’s goin’ be one giant Dobash cake complete with da chocolate pudding in between 3 layers! You gotta fight your way pass Jason tho…it’s his fave!

  162. Garret September 19, 2008 9:16 pm

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

    This first article is a follow-up one to the one that wafan commented on a couple of days ago. It goes beyond dog food and children’s formula now…Apparently China’s dairy products (like milk, yogurt, and ice cream) are contaminated with melamine (plastics and resins) that is banned from food! Apparently, Chinese factory owners were purposely adding melamine to their products to make them appear to contain more protein–they supposedly stopped, but would you trust the products now?

  163. Garret September 19, 2008 9:16 pm

    Expert says that solar energy can supply all of the energy needed in the world.

  164. Garret September 19, 2008 9:17 pm

    Interesting “Batman-like” ship is effective against drug runners.

  165. Garret September 19, 2008 9:17 pm

    It is horrible that Gov. Palin’s e-mail account was hacked! She has enough problems on her own that she doesn’t need this!

    A big problem with how the hackers showed the public how easy it is to hack a Yahoo e-mail account is that now many others might get hacked the same way:

  166. Garret September 19, 2008 9:17 pm

    Speaking of security problems, it is quite sad that Colorado counties were putting documents on the web that contained people’s Social Security numbers!

  167. Garret September 19, 2008 9:18 pm

    Free play links pau.

  168. Garret September 19, 2008 9:19 pm

    This link is actually from a fellow SoCal Tsaiko.

    Pretty neat that Disneyland is free for anyone who is having a birthday. Also, for passholders like my family if we go on our birthday they will give us a free Disney ticket that is good for a year that we can use for others, or store/restaurant credit worth the value of a ticket.

  169. Garret September 19, 2008 9:20 pm

    Slow blog today so I will post an extra one…Interesting that plants under stress (drought, attack by insects or fungus, etc.) make asprin!

  170. J September 19, 2008 9:23 pm

    Vegetables roasting in the oven right now for breakfast. I just had a bowl of cereal for dinner. I think there is some confusion regarding mealtime at the house.

  171. Kekoa September 19, 2008 9:28 pm

    Frank 25 ~ Keeping the troops in a repetitious training mode must be really challenging. Running different combat scenarios over and over can be a drag. I hope there is time for them (and yourself) to relax on the weekends and catch some of the ball games at the rec center or the clubs.

  172. SteveM September 19, 2008 9:29 pm

    J — at least you’ll have a warm breakfast 🙂

  173. chawan_cut September 19, 2008 9:32 pm

    its so hard to watch my PCHS Chargers get beat up by Leilehua on OC-16.
    it looks even worse (yet crystal clear) in HD.
    what’s funny is that its the homecoming game. Did HF schedule that one? who schedules the state champs for their homecoming????

  174. jm2375 September 19, 2008 9:35 pm

    Kekoa – haven’t been to Sizzler in a long time. You got me hungry. Oh well, I had a good lunch. Boss ordered fuud from East Side Grill to thank us for all our hard work past, present & future. Tofu salad, breaded fish, meatballs with mushrooms, bbq chix & rice. yummmm.

    Rats, won’t be able to make CC Wednesday. Got a lunch meeting. Next one maybe.

    Congrats to the Wahine on the win.

    Thank you to bhf2, tommui, WDoc and all others who kept the Cooke Field issue in the forefront. Possible to finish by the end of the football season?

  175. Koauka September 19, 2008 9:39 pm

    Chawan – yep, who made that decision.

    At least Moanalua picked Kalani, but not a given.

  176. Kekoa September 19, 2008 9:40 pm

    Whoa Frank…didn’t mean to be so loud! The Tsaiko ohana has been keeping an eye on Rob25. The alarm goes off when she is not behaving, and it’s been quiet lately. It’s gonna be building to a big t-gate weekend next week, followed by a major battle with those pesky San Jose Toejams. She may get a little rowdy, but it’s a supervised outing that will be under very tight security. We know we have to protect the visitors from San Jose from Rob25! We’re bringing in extra help…

  177. al September 19, 2008 9:54 pm

    sorry stevem but i will be coming in past dinner hour. hahahaha.
    good try.

    whitey will be out checking on his $$$ at one of the boyd casinos.

  178. Jason September 19, 2008 10:08 pm

    Oh dear, what did I start between Moanalua and Kamehameha? 😉

    Seriously, I have a lot of respect for Kamehameha. I get chicken skin when I hear Sons of Hawai‘i. 😀

  179. Jason September 19, 2008 10:11 pm

    And Nanay Esme’s new site is nice! Hopefully it has less problems than when the HA released its site. 😛

  180. Ralph September 19, 2008 10:23 pm

    Koauka I hoped the moanalua and kalani game wasn’t a homecoming game-it ended in forfeit favoring moanalua….

  181. Jason September 19, 2008 10:32 pm

    It was Homecoming. But the JV teams still played.

  182. diamond September 19, 2008 10:33 pm

    Garret-saw news segment of your google friend sergey brin, and
    how genetic test from his wifes company 23andme shows that he
    is predisposed to alzheimers. The question is, would you want to
    know? interesting article. What do you think.

  183. jm2375 September 19, 2008 11:06 pm


    Time to raid da fridge…. hmmm… Frack, Kekoa neva left anything good. Tink it’s time to redecorate da clubhouse. Let’s move some furniture around. Yeah, looks good. OK, time to go before the schmoodles show up.

  184. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 19, 2008 11:22 pm

    Watched the news tonight at #1son’s house and Dash said the Ching-Cook field protest has been dropped and all is clear to proceed! Yee Ha!

  185. Committed Road Warrior September 19, 2008 11:31 pm

    So there’s an article on the Breaking News part of the HA site about the Koolau Stadium Theatre showing the UH-San Jose game as well as other football matches throughout the season:

    This is actually very interesting, especially if you no like go to the game but it isn’t economically feasible to pony up $60 for the PPV. This is even a greater value if they plan on showing the road games.

    I was on a one-week swing in New England over the summer and was surprised to see that a couple of the movie theatres out there showed Red Sox baseball games from time to time. It was the first time I’d seen something of the sort.

  186. Committed Road Warrior September 19, 2008 11:41 pm

    A pseudo-PR off the HA site regarding the Koolau Theatres showing UH football games; supposedly they plan on showing the road games as well:

  187. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER September 19, 2008 11:49 pm

    Hiya, CRW!

  188. Committed Road Warrior September 20, 2008 12:34 am

    Hey Liz!

    Off to sleep it is…..

  189. Koauka September 20, 2008 12:44 am


    OK – what’s worse

    —-your alma mater (Pearl City) plays the defending state champion (Leilehua), play the game and lose 12-33.


    —-good ole Na Menehune picks the Kalani Falcons for the homecoming game. Kalani forfeits and there is NO HOMECOMING GAME!

    what could be worse. only the school on the bluff above Salt Lake.

  190. Ralph September 20, 2008 3:23 am

    very quiet day and morning, without a game, everyone in a depressive mood having to wait another week for tsaikogate….more depressing after a loss, we need a boost, hopefully Malloe returns with a few commitments to announce early next week.

  191. Ralph September 20, 2008 3:26 am

    hiflyer you working overtime….haven’t seen your post lately….midnight must be on a long honeymoon, it’s been a while since they visited Canada…

  192. Ralph September 20, 2008 3:29 am

    Bighilofan now we got Ching holding up Ching field..wasn’t his bid 1+ million for Ching field and now he has the gull to complain and protest….

  193. bighilofan2 September 20, 2008 4:20 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    howzit howzit. You know da Ching Nursery guy, i not sure what his name is. But if he is family to da Chings who wen put up 5Mil to UH Athletics, I say give him a week. If he not, and he just using da name an is distantly related, and since just yesterday CO-HA wen sign the stip to dismiss its petition, I stay making all nice nice to Dennis Sadowski cuz da bradda cuuddah akted like a luuzah samoa but neva, so I like smile, cross my legs, make like buddharama an give guud vibes. till Monday 4 pm. give da Ching Nursery guy chance.

    da problem wit Ching Nursery guy is the Conractor’s Board. Ching Nursery get one ah dem “special licenses” too, one of only a handful in da State, 4 I tink get. Dis Special License is a fraud waiting to be exposed, like just happen dis week in Washington.

    I liken da Contractah’s Board to da BOE wit da “no mo jv program” idea. whew, das da kine ideas dat cause me fo blow one gasket! da trick fo make da synthetic turf field just right is the preparation phase, da crushed rock, laying em just right, yada yada. To me, when Hawaii make all kind special rules, thats like telling a mainland student coming UH dat no can transfer all da credits when da earlier adviser said can. das da prolem. we get too many peeps feelin all self important, making momentous decisions. yu change da peep, yu change da decision.

    an dats whats happening at the Contractor’s Board. They got rid of the previous deputy attorney general advising them, they get one new one Rodney Tam, and they off on anudda tangent wit dis non binding non rule “rule.” Give guyz like Ching Nursery a false sense ah wat you gotta do fo do da job. Junk Junk!

  194. bighilofan2 September 20, 2008 4:27 am

    ho boy,

    my fren wen give me one quart size ziploc bag of salted halalu last nite, caught em yestahday. now i get my poi, salted onions, inamona, limo kohu,… mmmmmmm….. breakfast!

    an afta dat i going vote. Go vote you guyz!

  195. whitey September 20, 2008 4:39 am

    good morning bhf2. how u? me, got one game this morning to help a jr golfer whose parents don’t play, so i going be their substitute. later tonight, going get my money back from vegas.

  196. whitey September 20, 2008 4:42 am

    the other night i made salmon poke and thought made enough to give some to my friends. put in frig to let the flavor set, tasted good, and ate the whole thing.

  197. whitey September 20, 2008 4:48 am

    congrats to m wie and the wahines. have a great weekend and may the sunshine warm your hearts and make you feel goooooooooddd!!!!! Bye.

  198. FloridaTed September 20, 2008 4:56 am

    Morning, Gang,

    Feels weird not having a game. Seems like the only way to watch the San Jose game is on Oceanic. Gameplan hasn’t listed it yet. I’ve called them and they’ve assured me that their feed is strong and steady. Anybody has used it yet?

  199. Garret September 20, 2008 5:16 am


    Thank you for that article–I hadn’t seen it or heard about that before. I would definitely want to know because early treatment is the key for many of the problems such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. In Sergey’s case it is even more important because he has enough money to fund research into treatment–enough money that they could come up with something to help the disease before he ever gets any of the symptoms!

    I haven’t seen Sergey since I moved to San Diego. The last time was at a party about 6 months or a year before I moved. He was the same guy–very approachable and very interested in technology.

  200. Maverick September 20, 2008 5:18 am

    I was ready to do my best Rooster crow for everyone, but the typed words just doens’t look right….

    Ted, there is an empty feel this am without our team playing, but a better feel of relief that this bye week couldn’t of arrived at a better time. Much needed from the players and fans. Hopefully UH will do all they can to sell out the SJSU game.
    Well, with no Hawaii game tonight, gives us the opportunity to watch the late games. San Jose/Stanford and Fresno/Toledo. GO WAC!

  201. bighilofan2 September 20, 2008 5:32 am

    howzit whitey. have a great vegas visit. plz give my regards to las vegas da kruunah! an buss a leg ova dayah! make dat 2!

  202. bighilofan2 September 20, 2008 5:34 am


    tinkin ah wat yu said. 😀 yep, bess lef unsaid 😀

  203. FloridaTed September 20, 2008 5:36 am

    Hi, Maverick,

    you live on the Mainland also, I assume, looking at your time stamp. How do you watch the UH games?

  204. Garret September 20, 2008 5:37 am


    The posters who tried the Oceanic streaming for Weber State game had some problems. Not many seemed happy with the feed and I read a lot of complaints. Some people couldn’t even buy the feed because the site was having problems, others were having an unreliable video on their computer.

    Hopefully Oceanic will do a better job for the SJSU game. The Hawaiian Telecom feed improved–last year was better than the previous year from what I heard.

  205. FloridaTed September 20, 2008 5:37 am

    Morning, bhf2, the caped crusader, you’re up early?

  206. Maverick September 20, 2008 5:41 am

    My work starts early, as mentioned above, I’m the alarm clock for the Crowing fowl around here.
    Bhf – imagine if this blog allowed sound bites to be posted also. Auwee. lol

  207. FloridaTed September 20, 2008 5:42 am

    Morning, Garret,

    Looks like it will be my only choice to watch, unless gameplan makes a late pick-up. When I called oceanic, I was assured that it will be fine now. Hopefully, it was just growing pains..

    They also said that you can not buy until one hour before game time and have to follow their posted steps exactly.

  208. Maverick September 20, 2008 5:43 am

    BTW, it’s the UH Wahines weekend.
    Root on. They played awesome last night, and tonight take on Boise St.
    Moving Hittle back to libero seems to be clicking in the right direction.

  209. Maverick September 20, 2008 5:46 am

    Ted, that IPTV from Hawaii might be interest for ya. With the K5 broacasting, and local network channels, etc. Just would be watching the delayed games the next morning.
    I’m really missing the Hawaiian Tel net feed already. Just when they got their act together last season, now pau. :<

  210. brew808 September 20, 2008 5:51 am

    😀 😆 😀 Good Morning Tsaikos and Warrior Nation!!! 😀 😆 😀

    FloridaTed, Garret, Maverick – I don’t recall anyone (ANYONE) successfully receiving the Oceanic feed of the Weber State game.

  211. Maverick September 20, 2008 5:54 am

    Brew- I heard the same.
    Oceanic didn’t get all their ducks in a row when they secured the agreement with UH. Shame on them

    Papa Leahey’s Red Flag is waiving.

  212. FloridaTed September 20, 2008 5:56 am

    Morning, brew808,

    Don’t scare me, Iol, I probably won’t have any other choice.


    IPTV sounds good, but I wouldn’t get enough use out of it. Besides, I want to see it live, it’s not the same delayed, knowing the score.

  213. brew808 September 20, 2008 5:58 am

    hey Garret – a belated Happy Birthday!!! to you! I regret not seeing you and your folks in Corvallis. We got a late start and missed all the pregame activities. A different outcome for the game would have been a nice b-day present for you. I’m glad you and your dad won the UH jersey – second best b-day present. Your family sure wins a lot! When’s the next family trip to LV? 🙂 😯 😆

  214. brew808 September 20, 2008 6:03 am

    Has anyone viewed the Oceanic feed for the Wahine v-ball games? Like many of you, I miss the H-Tel link. I had the multi-sports deal last year, and the 20% discount. Of course, the main thing was IT WORKED!!! 😈 😯 🙄

  215. Maverick September 20, 2008 6:10 am

    When you think about it, we were spoiled rotten last year. Between the maxed out ESPN, and the Hawaiian Tel backup source, it didn’t get much better.

    Back to reality…….I quess.

  216. brew808 September 20, 2008 6:13 am

    Just checking for possible “life-boats”. It appears that SJSU has a Gold Zone multi-media streaming-video package available for $8.95 per month. It’s based on Windows Media Player. Right now, they have the UH game listed for next week. Here’s the link:

  217. Maverick September 20, 2008 6:26 am

    Good find Brew,
    Might be worth checking out the Stanford game today to see if it works.

    I thought Oceanic had sole rights for broadcasting the UH games through k5 ?

  218. Maverick September 20, 2008 6:27 am

    Actually, it’s only showing audio for the UH/ SJSU game, and they charge.

  219. bighilofan2 September 20, 2008 6:54 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    have a great day, again i say. i go make cement, play in da driveway.

    hi ho hi ho esme woooosssshhhh

  220. wafan September 20, 2008 7:00 am

    bhf2 . . .

    Make quick with the cement. No stand around too long after mixing it! Hard to move around with cement shoes.

    Ooooooooh, might be able to use them to kick some okole around, though.


  221. wafan September 20, 2008 7:03 am

    Good morning everyone!!!

    Summer is wrapping up and the weather is back to normal out here. Cloudy and a bit on the cool side — in the upper 50’s today! At least I will not have to water my plants today. Yahoo!!!

  222. koakane ™ September 20, 2008 7:18 am

    mroning to da city and country tsai-ko’s also to the nw chapta pres wafan, hilo rebel rouser bhf2 and whom ever is up early.

    wafan voted yet? hope your day turns out betta.

    no forget you 808 peeps make a difference for our children’s futrue and vote today.

  223. myki September 20, 2008 7:18 am

    Good morning all !!

    Wafan, I wish we had some of that cool weather. It is still warm and humid here. Sure wish I had AC. The fans in the apartment are working overtime.

    Hope the wahine start better tonight than last night. Don’t know if the fact that Aneli was not starting made a difference but they certainly were out of sync. Got better in the second set but it wasn’t untl the third set that they looked comfortable.

    Hope you all have a great weekend!!

  224. Stretch September 20, 2008 7:44 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Rail or No Rail, that is the question…..

  225. d1島: September 20, 2008 7:47 am

    Great Morning All!

    Great game last night at No-Aloha.
    Mighty Saints really got tested by the Warriors. Higgins throws for 3+ again (bring back that tune in your head, Stephen?)
    Good to see the SLS O-line respond after KS went ahead in the 3rd.
    Once again, wondering about the opposition coaching decision. This time the KS defense stays in a 3-man front with cover-2 on top; playing man on the 4 wides leaves 5-on-5 in the box and SLS made ’em pay down the wire with Wakinekona pounding the yards and chewing up clock. Oh well, pick your poison, I guess, as KS decided that they wanted to stay with defending the pass.

    Have a great day all.
    Off to go bote at the folling flace at the e-le-men-TA-ry e-skul. 🙂

  226. Addahknowsports© September 20, 2008 8:09 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Looks clear and sunny in the valley today.

  227. Kekoa September 20, 2008 8:26 am

    D-1 ~ Good morning Waipio voter. I heard the results are in from Waipio already and Mrs. A-House swept your district on the write-in ballot! Nah, nah…she goin’ pull my ears for futtin’ around! Me & Pops going next door to KHS to vote dis morning.

    Congrats to the Crusader’s for what sounds like a very good ball game. I was wondering why the bells of Kalihi were silent last night.

    I was watching the Leilehua game purely for entertainment purposes on OC16 aftah we got back from Sizzlers. Tonite I’ll check out the Purple People Eaters. This Furtado youngster is running up some incredible numbers for the Monarch butterflys. So I gotta see what motor speed he’s set on. I like see how fast ‘Mauve’ can move Jamie! Bwhahahaha!

  228. wafan September 20, 2008 8:27 am

    The new post is up.

    Looks nice and new. The paint smells fresh!

  229. Kekoa September 20, 2008 8:31 am

    Good Morning to the A-Sporting family! Bradda Al is waiting for a cue from you as to wen to schedule another Phi-Phy-Pho CC.

  230. blast September 21, 2008 9:02 pm

    This is probably the only forum where it’s ok to be racially selective. Malloe is recruiting polynesian players? What’s that about? How about recruiting the best players. Every time I read a blog, an article or listen to the Hawaii news, I hear about keeping the polynesian players at home, recruiting the polynesians, etc. If the folks in Hawaii are deadset on keeping your “boys” on the island, then don’t take go to the mainland. Leave the non-polynesian players to play at CAL, Georgia, LSU. If you think UH is looking raggedy with the mix of players from the mainland and Hawaii, I can’t imagine what the team would be like if it was all polynesian. When you hear the other coaches speak about recruiting, you never hear them say that they are going to a particular area to get the black, white, latin or asian players. So why all the hype over the Polynesian youth? This is America. Hawaii is the 50th state in the union. Did you get that, I said UNION, as in United States. The polynesian players can play in any of the fifty states and above all else, they’re welcomed in any of the 50 states, as long as they have the talent and desire to play. So give the whole Polynesian thing a rest.

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