QB Alexander out for season

Quarterback Greg Alexander said he will undergo season-ending surgery tomorrow.

Alexander said he has a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee. He said the recovery is between six and nine months.

Because Alexander is a senior and has played in four games this season, his UH career is over. He does not qualify for a medical hardship because he has played in more than three games this season.

Alexander said he will focus on graduating in May, as well as supporting teammates.

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Assistant coaches Nick Rolovich, Brian Smith, Gordy Shaw and George Lumpkin remained on the Mainland to recruit in California. They had to scramble when they were forced to de-board in Dallas because of plane trouble.

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One factor in the LA Tech loss — after missed tackles and blown red-zone opportunities — was that the Warriors were playing in what felt like a true road game.

In Seattle, where even Washington fans rooted against Washington State, and Vegas (because it’s Vegas),  the Warriors had a large and vocal following. Not so in Ruston, where they had about 100 followers. That was not nearly enough to offset the “red wave,” as LA Tech coach Derek Dooley called his team’s fans.

In crucial third-down situations, the Warriors had difficulty communicating plays. In turn, the fans helped  to energize the Bulldogs in short-yard situations.

So, maybe the crowd was a factor. Maybe not so much. But, for sure, the Warriors were in a less-friendly environment.

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In related news, the El Dorodo Casino routed these two Hawai‘i guys:


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The guy pictured on the left will soon have a clcan pate. He’s shaving his head after readers helped him meet his Race For The Cure goal.

Now, for more entertainment, let’s pick a costume for my co-worker. Here’s Esme’s promise:

I! MUST! BE! CRAZY! But … I am upping my game by pledging to dress in a stupid costume (of a donor’s choosing) at Race for the Cure IF MY FUNDRAISING TOTAL HITS $1,500.

Here’s your chance to humiliate me! xD Eh, I figure I can swallow my pride for a few hours if it raises good $ to fight that horrible disease.

Please follow this link to my donation page, where you can contribute to the pot as well as read the details on how this costume caper will work: http://bit.ly/14on7o

There’s also a discussion thread on Hawaii MomsLikeMe about our team’s efforts: http://bit.ly/1obYW3

And again, from my heart, thank you for your attention and support.

Love and aloha,



  1. AZWARRIOR22 October 2, 2009 8:49 am


  2. Esme October 2, 2009 8:49 am

    Huh?! Am I … No. 1?????

  3. Esme October 2, 2009 8:50 am

    OK, NO. 2 … not too shabby! And thanks for the boost, ST!

    Errrr … I think! 😆

  4. WarriorMojo October 2, 2009 8:50 am

    Warrior fan FOR LIFE!

    Get it?

  5. Long Time UH Fan October 2, 2009 8:51 am

    Two guys got routed? hmmm sounds like me after my visits to sin city…

  6. Esme October 2, 2009 8:51 am

    Ha ha … I think Stretch and I will be a comical sight at the Race for the Cure. He’ll be bald. I’ll wear something silly. Idiot bookends. 😆

  7. Slugger October 2, 2009 8:54 am

    Gooood Morning! Happy Aloha Friday!

    (new post) So this is why I couldn’t get my last post in….

  8. HiFlyer October 2, 2009 8:57 am

    Good Morning

    It’s FRIDAY

    top ten

  9. labrat October 2, 2009 8:57 am

    Hang in there Greg Alexander. You are one tough Warrior.

  10. GRM October 2, 2009 9:00 am

    Slugger, Hi Flyer and WDoc,
    Am not able to make copy of Hawaii @ UNLV. Problem w/ my equipment. Gomennasai.

  11. hapahaoleboy October 2, 2009 9:00 am

    Fingers crossed and all the best for Greg….but let’s hope Moniz can develop some quick bonds and get the timing right with the receivers…

  12. GRM October 2, 2009 9:03 am

    Made Top 10. Got routed by the Cal week following UNLV game.

  13. Slugger October 2, 2009 9:08 am


    Thank you for trying. I got a copy of the UNLV game from SumTinWong.

    I’ve been watching the LaTech game on the recording I made and TANK Hopkins contributed! Glad to hear Tuika’s tackles were right up there, too. Got to meet him after a WVB game last week; nice guy.

  14. al October 2, 2009 9:10 am

    in all fairness to stretch….shouldn’t ms. esme also have a new hair cut???

  15. HiFlyer October 2, 2009 9:12 am

    GRM – no problem, thanks for trying.

  16. Just Saying October 2, 2009 9:16 am

    LeGarette Blount is DA MAN

  17. (Jesse) James October 2, 2009 9:17 am

    Woo Hoo…top 25…awrrriiigghhhttt….

    Good morning Tsaikos. Just sent my checks in for Stretch and Es to the race for the cure people so chalked up another $130 for the cause.

  18. al October 2, 2009 9:19 am

    j/j….the mail came.

  19. (Jesse) James October 2, 2009 9:19 am

    al…I suggested that… a while back but was rebuffed with a rolled up newspaper….LOL…and you should be getting mail soon or should have already gotten it.

  20. d1島 October 2, 2009 9:19 am

    Darn! Just realized Mrs. d1島 and I will be off-island on the day of the race. 🙁 Oh well, I’m sure pics and video will abound!

  21. SteveM October 2, 2009 9:20 am

    Good morning everyone!

    We’re back home and getting ready to go back to the farm work.

    Hope our casino veterans ST and Stretch are back home safe!

  22. (Jesse) James October 2, 2009 9:21 am

    ok gang…gotta go to work so I will be seeing you guys later…have a good one.

  23. d1島 October 2, 2009 9:21 am

    Take out Stretch, PP and the WVB team and I’m actually amazed that about 80 other fans made it to Ruston for the game.

  24. Addahknowsports© October 2, 2009 9:22 am

    I dunno al

    I think hair grows back faster on the guys than it does on the gals.
    For example, a-joe keeps cutting his hair saying that it grows back too fast. Whereas I have to wait four months for my hair to grow long enough so I can get a haircut. Talk about fair. Bwahaha.
    Maybe esme can be fake bald as part of her costume. Bwaha.

  25. Stephen Tsai October 2, 2009 9:23 am

    So, we’re all in agreement: Esme wears her City Dancer outfit from back in the day?

  26. madeinhawaii October 2, 2009 9:26 am


    What’s not fair?

    Men go in.. get it cut … $16.00…

    Women go in.. get it cut…. second mortgage!

  27. labrat October 2, 2009 9:30 am

    I say bolo for bolo.

  28. labrat October 2, 2009 9:30 am

    Fair is fair.

  29. Stretch October 2, 2009 9:32 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Back to work after a few days on the continent. The trip was going good until I drove into Louisiana. It started with ST wanting to go check out the casinos. It carried over to the next night at the game againt La Tech. I plan on staying away from that state for a while.

    Thank you to everyone who has donated for the walk. It’s time to back up Esme and get her all dressed up.

    To clarify, I will use the clippers for a buzz cut. I wasn’t planning on making a “Kojak” type cut.

  30. al October 2, 2009 9:33 am

    we need a hero……!

    just about now.
    a hero, a savior, a leader of the pack, call it what you want.

    we need a a hero…..!.
    someone to emerge and lead this team.
    take the bull by the horns.
    walk us out of the valley.

    maybe a moniz, i am thinking.
    maybe a chizzy,
    maybe a rosehill,
    maybe a gdl…..i don’t know.

    all i know is that we need a hero…..!

    …nuff said!

  31. madeinhawaii October 2, 2009 9:36 am

    I don’t know if “Kojak” had anything left to cut.. it was probably a Buff-n-Polish.

    When my wife went through Chemo and lost all her hair.. I thought she looked great and that we made a nice matching set… since I’m almost completely there, too. Poor thing though.. it was such a traumatic experience for her.

    I wouldn’t wish it on anyone…ever.

  32. al October 2, 2009 9:38 am

    stretch and esme.

    i know of a filipino man who is very adept with a straight edged shaving blade.
    we could arrange for a very nice ceremony.

    a buzz cut is not bolo head.

    and labrat is right.

  33. warrioryobo2 October 2, 2009 9:39 am

    warriors need a shepherds not a bunch of sheep
    soorryyy al

  34. Esme October 2, 2009 9:39 am

    ST, I don’t even FIT the Big City Dancers uniform anymore. You don’t want me to scare people! 😆

    JJ, thanks so much for the boost! Woot!

  35. Esme October 2, 2009 9:40 am

    btw, I just started a thread over on the Pink Side to let the moms give costume ideas too: http://hawaii.momslikeme.com/members/journalactions.aspx?g=437310&m=7724051

    I’ll encourage the donor who chooses my costume to check out that thread. So write your ideas there too, gang. Thanks. 🙂

  36. labrat October 2, 2009 9:41 am

    If I recall correctly Estes said earlier that the tech dline would be the best in the WAC that they would face this year so I think that the offense will do much better against Fresno.

  37. Garret October 2, 2009 9:46 am

    Urgent Request!

    I just got an e-mail from Barry–he has been getting requests from UH to check on John Fonoti’s Mom but nobody has told him what village she lives in. He’s leaving for Barbers Pt. on a US Coast Guard flight in 2 hours, so time is critical if anyone knows where his family lives.

    I didn’t get permission to post Barry’s e-mail address on the blog, so if anyone has information you can e-mail me at gokamoto@gmail (put a .com after that) and I will pass the information along.

  38. BowsForever October 2, 2009 9:51 am

    labrat: Except that GA, erratic as he has been at times, might not be starting for several games at least. Asking for a Rolo-type sparkplug may be asking too much of Moniz, who’s only a sophomore at this point.

    We can hope, but at this point, the Warriors are looking at a losing season until they can show the fans otherwise this week.

  39. BowsForever October 2, 2009 9:51 am

    Correction: Next week Saturday.

  40. madeinhawaii October 2, 2009 9:56 am

    I’m still inclined to think that the performance this past Wednesday was a sub-par anomaly for our Warriors. I really believe the long road trips, the catching up after each trip only to pack and go again wore them down. Furthermore, I am convinced that the events in Samoa were more than a minor distraction for them the night before the game.

  41. Addahknowsports© October 2, 2009 10:02 am


    Hehehe. You are right about the difference in price. I guess it’s just as well it takes that long. 🙂


    Shucks. I guess I was picturing the Kojak style in my head.

  42. addahknowjoe October 2, 2009 10:04 am

    Esme- you n Stretch:


    Just the width of a buzz cutter parted right down the middle.

    You two would look RAD!!

    Mebbe even start a new trend.

  43. Stretch October 2, 2009 10:07 am

    The haircut will be very short, I just didn’t have a razor on my head in mind.

  44. HiFlyer October 2, 2009 10:09 am

    To clarify, I will use the clippers for a buzz cut. I wasn’t planning on making a “Kojak” type cut.

    C’mon Stretch, Pride did it when he made and lost his bet.

  45. Colomaohana October 2, 2009 10:20 am

    Es: I say go bald, mama!! C’mon!!!!

    ESME! ESME!! ESME!!!

  46. Ronnie October 2, 2009 10:21 am


    Have you tried calling ST? He may have John Fonoti’s number and can ask him.

  47. al October 2, 2009 10:29 am

    isn’t a hero closer to the shepherd than the sheep?

  48. al October 2, 2009 10:31 am

    godspeed fonoti

  49. Diogenes Sinope October 2, 2009 10:52 am

    Gee, I thought bolohead meant shaved and not buzzed. You lawyers out there, is this a switch and bait?

  50. Derek October 2, 2009 11:02 am

    Excuses, excuses! Common now! UH just got their okeles kicked..period! It’s an insult to La Tech.
    The defensive line showed it’s inexperience and lack of depth…again! We saw that also at Wazzu and UNLV where we couldn’t stop the run. The most disturbing thing to me is the offensive line. With 5 seniors, exception Adrian Thomas who is a Jr., you would think the offensive line could get a better push to run the ball a little better. Don’t they practice drive blocking, or trap blocking? My goodness!!!!! Schematically, UH should always have a safety valve, typically the running back, to counter pass rush and blitz situations. Sacks is a dual problem, line not blocking long enough and the QB holding on to the ball too long and trying to scramble out of trouble. It takes practice, but Moniz or whever is the QB
    needs to learn how to throw the ball away or make his reads quicker and get the ball out. When was the last time you saw a QB make a pump fake? Never! I saw Blaze Soares playing hard and I thought Tank Hopkins had a good game. Sales played well w/the exception of that fumble into the end zone. The defensive ends did not contain the outside. I shudder to think Fresno St. will just run over our Warriors and it could be ugly. I really hope I’m wrong, but I’ll call Fresno St. 45, UH – 10. Sorry, but I saw with my own eyes….we can’t stop anybody. Central Ark moved the ball against us, Wazzu moved the ball against us and they stopped themselves w/ turnover, UNLV moved the ball against us at will and you saw what happened against La Tech. You tell me…think we can stop Fresno St? Ryan Mathews, Fresno St., running back is the leading rusher in the nation. Fresno played Wisconsin, Boise, and Cincy tough, 2 of them on the road. Pat Hill and his merry men are coming over next week to give us a butt whipping to revenge last year overtime loss to the Warriors. Ugly, ugly! You gotta tell it like it is?

  51. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 2, 2009 11:47 am

    I dunno…
    “like it is” is better in hindsight and even that is grossly influenced by pov.

    My pov is based on feelings more than X’s and O’s.
    Getting the kids (homage to Coach JJ) to feel happy about playing football feels like 1/2 the battle to me. Exhausted and downhearted people might be less likely to execute as effectively as rested, tuned up, healthy and eager people.

    By next Saturday, I’m praying that the Warriors (with the 12th man in full voice) will be ready to pounce on the puppies and score LOTS of Touchdowns.
    That’s how I tell it.


  52. Ralph October 2, 2009 12:06 pm

    Wie shots a -2 for the day, T7. shot 3 boogies to negate the 5 birdies she cupped. She is -8 after 2nd day, leader at -10.

  53. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 2, 2009 12:08 pm

    Go, MICHELLE!!!!

  54. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 2, 2009 12:25 pm

    Courage takes many forms. There is physical courage, there is moral courage. Then there is a still higher type of courage – the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.

    ~ Howard Cosell ~

    I believe in Bryant Moniz.

    I believe in a loud home crowd at Halawa next Saturday.

    I feel something in the air and it’s no longer as pilau as it was two nights ago.


  55. oahu resident October 2, 2009 12:29 pm

    I thought Moniz was the best QB at the spring warrior game. Has a nice touch and I believe is more accurate on the deep throws than GA. The deep throws from GA are, more or less, to keep the defense honest. He gets most of his yards on the short patterns with YAC.

    The warriors clearly need to do a better job of negating the pass rush with draws, screens and shovel passes.

  56. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 2, 2009 12:29 pm

    The last poor performance I saw during the regular season was against Oregon State last year.

    True, OSU proved to be a pretty good team and maybe LaTech is a very good WAC team, time will tell, but our offense is better than last season but the defense needs to catch up.

    I cannot believe and I refuse to believe that with Coaches Mack, Aranda, and Cal Lee that what we saw two nights ago is the real 2009 UH defense.

    No way.

    Blaze Soares said before the Tech game that it would make or break the season… Well we got killed, but he was right. To rebound or not to rebound after that kind of game will make or break this season.

  57. A-House October 2, 2009 12:41 pm

    LATech delayed blitz up the middle would have stopped the draw and shovel pass plays behind the line of scrimmage.

    With the corners playing man defense, I thought swing passes to either side would have netted UH some good yards. Even a reverse and ball back to the QB for a pass or run would have worked.

    Many call them “trick” plays, but if it’s part of the playbook it is not a trick play; it’s just another well designed play!

  58. Kazz (F-O-U-R more for Coach Shoji) October 2, 2009 12:43 pm

    Nice of the Wahine to get extra amped up after seeing their “brothers” go down hard on Wednesday night according to Dave Shoji.

    Not like they (Wahine) needed it… 😎

    The Wahine got a little extra fired up and turned it into a positive. We as fans can do the same.


  59. A-House October 2, 2009 12:44 pm


    I’m one tired son-of-a gun and I keep reading your 2nd paragraph and I cannot understand what you are trying to get at.

    I know there is a message, but—————-?

  60. Just Venting October 2, 2009 12:50 pm

    Coach Mack needs to fix the problem rather than apologizing after each loss. That’s what he gets paid the big bucks for. Saying i’m sorry doesn’t cut it, and enough with the whole playing for Hawai’i crap. If you’re really playing for Hawai’i how about not embarrassing us on national TV.

    Otherwise, this really may be P.E. football.

    Just Venting.

  61. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 2, 2009 1:00 pm

    A-House – #2 paragraph goes with 3-5. Not enough green shirts in the stands to “feel the home crowd energy” and shoutdown the LaTech offense into confusion…



  62. Maverick October 2, 2009 1:01 pm

    I can see Moniz taking on the #1 QB spot against Fresno, but with Funaki coming in the rotation with the wildcat formation.
    This could throw off Fresno since there is really no film on this, except for a few plays from the C. Arkansas game.
    If the Fresno game is gonna be primarily pass plays with no ground game to mix it up. It’s gonna be long night. The Fresno DB’s are just as fast as LaTechs. They get to practice against the fast receivers.

  63. labrat October 2, 2009 1:13 pm

    Hey get football game tonight? I can hear a highschool band practicing.

  64. attitudeadjustment October 2, 2009 1:19 pm

    kazz didnt you say Warriors would go undefeated after watching summer practices……..how old are you?

  65. Kazz (blkberry_storm) October 2, 2009 1:31 pm

    Undefeated this season?

    Yeah I guess I did… Can’t remember though. 😛

    BTW, I’m 9 years old.

  66. Willie October 2, 2009 1:36 pm

    Will this be the week that Wie breaks her typical “MO” of being in the top 10 after the 1st two rounds, then have a swan dive on Saturday by shooting 4 to 8 strokes above the leaders, then plummet down the leaderboard. Then with no pressure has an awesome Sunday round, but because she was so far behind is not a factor at all to threaten the leaders.

    Michele Wie, I hope you break that “MO” string at the Navistar, shoot lights out Saturday and like all the golf analysts have been saying for years: “BE IN CONTENTION ON A SUNDAY”! Prove Julie Inkster wrong when you turned pro; when Julie she said let’s see how well she plays on the LPGA without the (a) after your name.

  67. Ralph October 2, 2009 2:04 pm

    Willie I hope this was her bad day, lots of -7 and -8 under today, she shot -2. 4 or 5 ladies at -10 under, tied for first. one at -8 under and Wie with 3 or 4 others at -7 under. close, but a lot of ladies shot well so her score is below the top tier for the day. Hopefully she shoots at least -5 tomorrow to keep it close.

  68. duffer (iPhone) October 2, 2009 2:05 pm

    @ Nalani

    How was the fair? The kid enjoyed it. Disappointed it only lasted an hour.

  69. pants pooper October 2, 2009 2:09 pm

    Hi Al!

  70. Kaaz October 2, 2009 2:13 pm

    That is some funny stuff on the wsn board. If you only stay on here, you missing out what dey saying about you over there.

  71. whitey October 2, 2009 2:13 pm

    attitude, it don’t make any difference which team you cheer for, but everyone says that their team will be undefeated prior to the beginning of any sports season. kazz is no different, except he and i have a small wager as to who will be the qb after the boise game, which we made before the season got started.

  72. whitey October 2, 2009 2:15 pm

    what is kazz missing???? absolutely nothing.

  73. gigl October 2, 2009 2:16 pm

    Warriors will be back and win 43 34 in overtime.

  74. Kaaz October 2, 2009 2:18 pm

    Whiteness, I’m not referring to KaZZ

  75. whitey October 2, 2009 2:20 pm

    is this the real gigi??????? if it is, welcome back, long time no see.

  76. hapahaoleboy October 2, 2009 2:28 pm

    hate to burst bubbles…but it’s virtually impossible to win 43-34 in overtime…unless you score on offense first, then have the defense either return a fumble or int for 6 points or record some outrageous sack for a safety…

  77. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 2, 2009 2:32 pm

    the goal the whole season is win the wac, go to hawaii bowl…opportunities are still out there. lets kick it up a notch. BAM!

    go warriors!

  78. Ralph October 2, 2009 2:35 pm

    Kazz I posted on last thread-see volley talk on items regarding wvb recruits. pages 1 and 3.

  79. d1島 October 2, 2009 2:45 pm

    Bad to worse….

    Stephen tweets that GA to have season-ending knee surgery

  80. Dirty Commish October 2, 2009 2:46 pm

    Interesting tidbit from the front page of this here site… about the case of the dad facing prison charges for tattooing his 7 year old son. But here’s where it’s sports related:

    “Gorman and Gonzalez are both members of the Fresno Bulldogs, a notorious street gang that has been the focus of intense police action for three years. The Bulldogs take their name from the mascot and moniker of Fresno State, and wear the school’s athletic apparel.”

    Wow. How does that make them feel? Why would a bunch of thugs want to pattern their identity after the Fresno State Bulldogs?

  81. d1島 October 2, 2009 2:53 pm

    Hoping for a successful outcome for Greg Alexander’s surgery tomorrow.

  82. wafan October 2, 2009 2:54 pm

    So, is Mr. Tsai bragging in the photo?


  83. GA Fan October 2, 2009 2:56 pm

    Greg: Hope your surgery is a success! We will miss you dearly. Good luck and God speed.

  84. PowderPuff October 2, 2009 2:59 pm

    Re GA: major ouch for the team. But time to rally the Warriors and fans. The puppies will be milling about here at a certain hotel in Waikiki beginning next Thursday.

  85. Jack Flash October 2, 2009 2:59 pm

    What? GA is out for the season? Uh oh. I think we need to lighten the modd around here a little bit.

    your standard of living improves when you go camping
    your local beauty salon also fixes cars
    your doghouse and your living room have the same shag carpet
    your garbage mas is confused about what goes and what stays
    you’ve ever bought a used hat
    and last but not least…
    you consider dating second cousins as “playing the field.”

  86. Jack Flash October 2, 2009 3:00 pm

    oops- modd = mood

  87. wafan October 2, 2009 3:01 pm

    Might Alexander have another year?

  88. Bulla October 2, 2009 3:02 pm

    mahalo to GA and all of his hard work; good luck in the recovery process, i hope you make it to a combine so you have a chance at the next level.

    good luck to the Warriors, everybody has to step up, don’t look around, just do it.

  89. wafan October 2, 2009 3:03 pm

    PP . . .

    Will the fire alarms be tested next Friday night. Constantly? ALL night?

  90. d1島 October 2, 2009 3:05 pm


    He might, but only after the recount of IOC votes. 😈

  91. Buffoman October 2, 2009 3:07 pm

    I get it!

    Here’s the difference between BSU’s philosophy and that of the UH. Not saying one is right or the other wrong. It’s philosohy and mind set.

    Both start out similar: Win the WAC.

    This is where the two differ. BSU has the philosophy”…and get to a BCS bowl game (and the believe and mean it).”

    UH on the other had is….and win 7 or more to get to the Hawaii Bowl.” Maybe that’s why we appear to be a notch or two below BSU. We don’t aspire, recruit, train and play at that level.

    Just a thought. Not saying one is better than the other, just saying that the philosophy is different.

  92. PowderPuff October 2, 2009 3:12 pm

    As Jack Flash said, we need to lighten the mood around here. The person designated to greet the puppies next Thursday is an alum of Boise State. How ironic!

    Here’s a quote from our resident BSU alum: I NEED TO BORROW A SHIRT! I’M GONNA GREET THESE (blanks) IN ALL GREEN ON THURSDAY!!!

  93. Kapahulu October 2, 2009 3:14 pm

    Sorry to hear UH QB out for the year. UH career over.

  94. Kapahulu October 2, 2009 3:16 pm

    Best wishes to Greg Alexander. Hope he recovers fully from his surgery and has an oppurtunity to try out for the NFL.

  95. Kapahulu October 2, 2009 3:18 pm

    Looks like the rest of the UH Football season could be totally different from what most of us expected. Best wishes to the Warriors. Thoughts and prayers are with the team.

  96. PowderPuff October 2, 2009 3:18 pm

    Re #89 – wafan, we would NEVER do anything like that. We need to find other distractions. 😀

  97. bighilofan2 October 2, 2009 3:33 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos everywhere.

    Greg Alexander, tough tough loss. He tried really hard to lead us to victory every game. what a tough guy!

  98. (Jesse) James October 2, 2009 3:33 pm

    Best wishes to GA. Here’s to a successful surgery and an even more successful life. Now, the Warriors will have to step it up. Who will take the lead?


  99. (Jesse) James October 2, 2009 3:35 pm

    I too think we need to lighten the mood….Hey, were’nt we going to have a party at Tropics since all the gift certificates were given out…??? MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  100. kama krab October 2, 2009 3:37 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Prayers of healing go out to GA. Take care big guy and good luck in the futur.

    Wow what a big lose. Hopefully someone can step up.

  101. PowderPuff October 2, 2009 3:38 pm

    You guys should come down here next Friday night. I’m sure you’ll find a lot of ‘dogs around here. 🙂

  102. kama krab October 2, 2009 3:38 pm

    sorry futur s/b future.

  103. Jack Flash October 2, 2009 3:39 pm

    A Boise alum will be wearing a UH shirt to taunt the Fresno St. football team? Now that lightens my mood!

    truckers tell your wife to watch her language
    you’ve ever vacationed in a rest area
    you think people who have cell phones and email “is uppity”
    your idea of getting lucky is passing the CA state emissions test
    and last but not least…
    you have the policeman hold your beer while you get your license!

  104. Jack Flash October 2, 2009 3:40 pm

    all the best to Mr. Greg Alexander- a true WARRIOR!

  105. Slugger October 2, 2009 3:41 pm

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about the damage to Greg Alexander’s knee. Prayers for his successful surgery & healing. Glad to hear he’ll be finishing his degree program at UH.

    (J)J ~ Tropics sounds like a good idea.

  106. Dirty Commish October 2, 2009 3:47 pm

    Sorry to hear about Greg Alexander. Put in a tough spot stepping in after a living legend like Colt, with a transitioning coaching staff and program as a whole… and now this. I just hate to see that.

    There’s been so much adversity this season, and especially just in the past week, sometimes it feels like we’ve been cursed all of the sudden.

  107. warriortranny2 October 2, 2009 3:49 pm

    Two words

    Inoke Funaki

    “It takes a year playing in the R&S”
    “Gee…Who has the most experience at QB?”
    He’s a senior…..It may be the football gods plans

  108. warriortranny2 October 2, 2009 3:51 pm


    the run & option & shoot

  109. iwonderwhytheyhateme October 2, 2009 3:56 pm

    news just goes from bad to worse…=(

    sorry to see Alexander have to end his career like this. =(

    yeah its the 4th game of the season but man i feel like its been long already….

  110. holymoly October 2, 2009 3:57 pm

    We’re screwed!

  111. Frank25 October 2, 2009 3:59 pm

    Hey Tsaikos

    thoughts and prayers go out to Greg Alexander, on a well and speedy recovery from his surgery.Now someone from the Team better step it up and take control, and be the leader Now! get motivated Warriors its do or die time! take no prisoners…You folks can do it..just kick it up a notch or two! settle down and focus…Let your leader, lead you into victory..who ever that might be? Go Warriors!!!

  112. Willie October 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    Inoke is a great person & dedicated Warrior. However, with him you only have a “run” option. The guy cannot pass & if he has not been under center since December 2008 what can you expect. He could not hit the side of a barn in 2008 and now he is supposed to execute with one week of practice, come on warriorfanny2 please get realistic.

  113. SteveM October 2, 2009 4:02 pm

    Tough break for Greg Alexander. My thanks to him for his contributions to Warrior football and for attaining a degree next May!

  114. Ralph October 2, 2009 4:11 pm

    Nash signs Chaminade for a bb game this season. I’m wondering if the games with Hilo, Chaminade and BYU Laie count towards his goal of 18 wins for a rollover year. JD should have looked at the schedule before he suggested a number of wins as acceptable for a roll over contract. When you look at the rest of the schedule, there is McNeese State, Chicago State, Northern Colorado, Southern Utah, Lamar, Northwestern State and the WAC.n BYU provo and New Mexico are the only marquee names.

  115. Ralph October 2, 2009 4:13 pm

    Na Wahine opens WAC soccer tonight at Waipio at 7 pm against San Jose State. Fresno State on sunday at 5 pm.

  116. djmitcho October 2, 2009 4:15 pm


  117. FloridaTed October 2, 2009 4:28 pm

    #1 and #2 QB are injured, normally that would be a total catastrophy, but through weird providence, great recruiting or just sheer, dumb luck, I’m not sure which, we just happen to have a #3 and a #4 QB in the wings, who can actually play. As heartsick as I feel for GA, but that situation amazes me.

    Off course, it still needs to be proven during game time.

    By the way, how is Rausch’s pinky doing? Any chance he could start?

  118. warriorfan4ever October 2, 2009 4:29 pm

    let’s not forget the breakout player from spring. QB Austin is accurate, quick on his feet, and knows this offense. its a perfect time to see what he can do. he’s got the goods to put numbers on the board.

  119. J-Dog October 2, 2009 4:30 pm


    Another rollercoaster of a season!!!!

    Best wishes to Greg. I hope the team will rally around whoever the coaches decide to put in at QB.

  120. wafan October 2, 2009 4:31 pm

    It cannot get much worse than this.
    Can it?

  121. Garret October 2, 2009 4:34 pm

    I feel really bad for Greg Alexander.

    “I’m deeply disappointed with these results but its part of the game and I wish the team the best throughout the rest of the season,” Alexander said. “I’ll be supporting my teammates from the sidelines and helping out Mo (Bryant Moniz), Brent (Rausch), and Shane (Austin) as best I can. After my surgery, I plan on concentrating on my academics so I can stay on pace to graduate next year.”

  122. protector October 2, 2009 4:40 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Greg Alexander and his family at this trying time. It’s terrible this had to happen when he was getting his shot. In addition, I’m still infuriated with those gutless refs that decided to pick up (rescind?) the flag for that blatant helmet-to-helmet hit that he got (regardless if that jerk led with the shoulder or not)-it looked like a head-butt to me. Didn’t one announcer call it a great hit ? Where? In the bizarro world? A year ago in Oregon, an OSU player made a similar hit to a UH player & soul-less refs also failed to make the call even though it looked quite obvious. The announcers were silent. Does anybody recall that?? What’s with UH getting the short stick on even flagrant fouls like that?? And in a previous game, a UH player makes a great hit & they rule that he either made helmet-to-helmet contact or that he was hitting a “helpless player” (didn’t he have the ball?)?

  123. wafan October 2, 2009 4:41 pm


    For those Tsai-kos who ventured to the PNW last month and enjoyed a meal at Ivar’s Seafood Bar . . .

    Did you know Ivar’s placed underwater billboards because he believed that submarines would one day be a mode of transportation in the Puget Sound.


    They recently found and pulled up several of the billboards.

    Odd guy. Good food.

  124. d1島 October 2, 2009 4:44 pm

    Boy, when it rains, it pours….

    from twitter

    Alexander said he has torn ACL, MCL and meniscus. Recovery is 6-9 months.

  125. d1島 October 2, 2009 4:46 pm

    Mahalo for what you did for the program, Greg Alexander.

  126. Ralph October 2, 2009 4:46 pm

    is Ivar Russian? spies everywhere! 🙂

  127. wafan October 2, 2009 4:48 pm

    Hopefully all the bad luck will be used up after today leaving Alexander with a successful and uneventful surgery, and the Warriors with a clean run for the rest of the season without further negative incidents.

  128. Esme October 2, 2009 4:48 pm

    Man, I’m just tripping over the news about Alexander’s season-ending surgery. Very bummed. This was supposed to be his big year! Gah! 🙁 …

  129. wafan October 2, 2009 4:49 pm

    Ralph . . .

    Ivar was, I think, Norwegian. Maybe you are thinking of Ivan?

  130. (Jesse) James October 2, 2009 4:54 pm

    If Ivan in Russian…is Wafan russian too???

  131. chawan_cut October 2, 2009 4:55 pm

    powderpuff, are you back? or still vacationing?

  132. (Jesse) James October 2, 2009 4:55 pm

    and as far as Es and Stretch are concerned…If they don’t go bolo, I agree with A-Joe that they do a mohawk…but do the one that goes from ear to ear….MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  133. labrat October 2, 2009 4:56 pm

    Greg Alexander thankyou for choosing to play for the University of Hawaii. I will always be a fan. Take care.

  134. LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!) October 2, 2009 5:03 pm

    I will miss seeing Greg Alexander standing tall in the pocket.
    He was really becoming iconic as a “Warrior QB”, if you know what I mean. Big, strong, confident, ready to throw or rumble. Very un-Coltish but still inspiring to me.
    Dang… gonna miss him.


  135. WarriorMojo October 2, 2009 5:06 pm

    Assistant coaches Nick Rolovich, Brian Smith, Gordy Shaw and George Lumpkin remained on the Mainland to recruit in California.

    So now we know why the players have a break until Monday.

    Greg, tough way to end the season and your UH career. Thank you for always giving it your best efforts and best of luck in your future endeavours.

  136. hapahaoleboy October 2, 2009 5:06 pm

    Shoot…that’s too bad for Greg…he would have put up some serious numbers by the end of the season…probably enough to get a look in someone’s camp next year…hopefully, that’s still a possibility for him. He has good size, kind of the Rothlesberger mold. Best wishes for a 100% recovery and a degree!

  137. wafan October 2, 2009 5:09 pm

    RE: mohawks for Esme and Stretch.

    Make them a positive/negative! Stretch/Esme with the mohawk and Esme/Stretch with the clear-cut down the center.

  138. wafan October 2, 2009 5:10 pm

    (J)J . . .

    Russian? No, I always take my time.

  139. PowderPuff October 2, 2009 5:12 pm

    c_c: I’m back. Heard some jokes today: “Hey, she’s in the office…there mustn’t be a football game.”

    Soooo sad to hear about GA. I was so bummed, had to start thinking about taking photos of the BSU alum with the UH shirt greeting those damn ‘dogs in 6 days. C’mon Warriors, time to rally!

  140. lil's October 2, 2009 5:14 pm

    UH 27
    FSU 27

  141. wafan October 2, 2009 5:18 pm

    PP . . .

    How about ordering up some uncomfortable sunburns?

    Perhaps a few of the lu’au entertainers could distract a few of the key players from meetings?

  142. duffer October 2, 2009 5:24 pm

    Hey pp, any plans on joining the fundraising? Would love to see you in a maybe cowboy outfit…………..

  143. PowderPuff October 2, 2009 5:32 pm

    Just so happens I have to go to the lu’au next Thursday. I’ll have my camera in case I catch any of them at the lu’au. 😀

    Duffer – what fund-raising? Esme’s? Oh yes…I was about to today, but realized I left the plastic at home (along with my driver’s license) from the trip.

  144. Seattlezz October 2, 2009 5:39 pm

    Best wishes to Greg Alexander for a successful surgery and recovery. May you have the opportunity to play professionally if that’s still your goal, but yes, do concentrate on getting your degree…you won’t regret it.

    And thank you, Greg, for choosing UH, and last but not least, for the three short hours in Seattle “filleting” the WSU secondary (nod to Ivar’s – see #123) and helping us Seattle Warrior fans forget about our troubles, what with the way the economy has been here…and it was the first UH game I’ve been able to attend in years!

  145. Mililani55 October 2, 2009 5:42 pm

    Sorry to hear about Greg Alexander…
    Hope his surgery will succeed… and the best of luck in his future_!!

  146. wafan October 2, 2009 6:11 pm

    (J)J . . .

    Thanks for delivering the disks to the A-Houses.

    Much appreciated!

  147. madeinhawaii October 2, 2009 6:14 pm

    Wow..poor Greg… I was really hoping he’d be back after a game or two. Had he continued and put up the kind of numbers that the first three games were pointing to, I’m sure he would have had a shot at the next level, either here in the USA or elsewhere.

    I’m glad he’s on track to get his degree in May. Maybe he can rehab and get himself ready for some combine in 2010.

    I wish him the best in years to come.


  148. bstunna2002 October 2, 2009 6:16 pm

    Mahalo for being a Warrior Greg best of luck to you in your future endeavor!

  149. OldDiver October 2, 2009 6:17 pm

    Moniz is going to have to get the job done. We are still in the running for a winning season and a bowl game. Just because one player gets hurt on offense or defense the team’s goals don’t change. No one is giving up here, not the coaches, not the players, not the fans and especially not the Tsaikos.

  150. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 2, 2009 6:41 pm

    Sniff!!! Did folks around here forget that a third SGK fundraising challenge was issued earlier this week?

    Change of subject: What’s coming next? This has not bee a good week, but I guess that as long as we’re all still amongst the sentient, then things aren’t too bad.

    Have a good weekend.

  151. labrat October 2, 2009 6:43 pm

    Go Governors.

  152. expat October 2, 2009 6:56 pm

    Condolences and best wishes to Greg. That is a tough way to end his college playing career.

  153. Seattlezz October 2, 2009 6:56 pm

    Even with the loss of GA, the season is not lost if you don’t let it be that way…I remember during the 1984 Seahawks season, when star RB Curt Warner shredded his ACL the first game of the season…I can still remember the gloom and doom that made Seattle seem like one big funeral…but everybody stepped up to the plate and they finished 12-4, even winning 8 in a row at one point, and made it as far as the AFC divisional playoffs…if everybody steps it up and focus…it can be done.

  154. whitey October 2, 2009 7:17 pm

    GA, first of all thank you very much for being part of our warrior team. You had options of where to go, but you chose UH, for that we are most grateful. Always my best to you and speedy recovery.

  155. AWP October 2, 2009 7:19 pm

    Maybe the Warriors need to do the Ha`a…the fans need a lot a lot of Ti leaves and alaea salt. Moniz can do it. Us fans need to stay faithful and back the team all the way. Mahalo Greg, you are a true Warrior.

  156. Kazz (blkberry_storm) October 2, 2009 7:31 pm

    Thought I’d stop by the Wahine WAC opener against SJSU… Sitting here at the WPSS and its been a while since I’ve been here but its a nice complex.

    Dunno what the “Waipio” stuff is about because I think I’m actually in Ewa Beach 😆 …

  157. labrat October 2, 2009 7:48 pm

    The Govs really taking it to Kahuku. 7-0 and marching down the field.

  158. roygbivs October 2, 2009 7:56 pm

    yikes… that’s ugly! Brent out. Greg out. Leaves us with Moniz and Austin… What about Funaki at QB? He did lead us to a win over Fresno last year by the way ranked #22 at the time. If we don’t win these next two games, maybe we should look at the freshmens… wouldn’t hurt. time to grow…

  159. Slugger October 2, 2009 8:01 pm

    Hope Rausch’s finger is healed soon. Moniz, Austin, Rausch, they can do it.

  160. warriortranny2 October 2, 2009 8:01 pm

    Start Inoke Funaki QB he has most experience bet he could play secondary to. We should use Huuen at fullback bet he could run over puppieys. Rolo calls good play.

  161. labrat October 2, 2009 8:05 pm

    1st quarter stats Govs 68 yds one td. Kahuku 5 yds and a goose egg.

  162. labrat October 2, 2009 8:08 pm

    Fehoku haveing a good game so far.

  163. labrat October 2, 2009 8:34 pm

    Govs up 14 to 0 at the half.

  164. koakane™ October 2, 2009 8:40 pm

    gov’s take two touchdown lead into the half. good game and great plays on both sides. got some good players and sure hope the uh coaches checking out some of these kids.

    e kala mai, good evening to tsaiko country and warrior fans. condolences to GA prayer four your speedy recovery.

  165. koakane™ October 2, 2009 8:40 pm


  166. Garret October 2, 2009 8:45 pm

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

    Research says that most babies born in rich countries this century will eventually make it to their 100th birthday.

  167. Garret October 2, 2009 8:45 pm

    Raytheon found a way to use milimeter-wave radiation to pasteurize food that is both healthier and more energy efficient than current pasteurization techniques.

  168. Garret October 2, 2009 8:45 pm

    Researchers have found how bacteria can be used to fight mercury pollution.

  169. Garret October 2, 2009 8:46 pm

    Executive order signed by Pres. Obama bans texting while driving by federal employees, with focus now turning to a law banning texting by bus drivers and truckers who cross state lines.

  170. Garret October 2, 2009 8:46 pm

    A book reveals that workers at an Arizona cryonics facility mutilated the frozen head of baseball legend Ted Williams, even using it for batting practice.

  171. Garret October 2, 2009 8:47 pm

    Free play links pau.

  172. labrat October 2, 2009 8:52 pm

    Kapolei 20 – Mililani 10 at the half.

  173. Kekoa October 2, 2009 8:53 pm

    LizKauai (WARRIORS- IMUA!):

    October 2nd, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    I will miss seeing Greg Alexander standing tall in the pocket.
    He was really becoming iconic as a “Warrior QB”, if you know what I mean. Big, strong, confident, ready to throw or rumble. Very un-Coltish but still inspiring to me.
    Dang… gonna miss him.

    Amen to that Liz!

    Remember the 1st day we saw him at the unsupervised practice sessions? Even with just shorts and a t-shirt on, he looked like a big, strong FB. One who could throw the ball on target. Just when he finally learned to operate the controls of the R ‘n S, tragedy struck!

    Sadly this young Warrior has been sidelined for the season. To have him available to help his replacement pick up the gauntlet will be helpful. It is so important to have him there to rally the team around their new QB.

    God Bless you Greg. I wish you 100% recovery from your surgery. You will always have our respect for choosing the University of Hawaii, amd giving us some thrilling completions!

    Malama Pono…

  174. al October 2, 2009 9:22 pm

    oh no…..

  175. royvic October 2, 2009 9:22 pm

    During the halftime show of the Farrington vs. Kahuku game Governor Lingle joined Kanoa and Larry up in the booth and answered a few question concerning the State of affairs of high school athletics in Hawaii.

    “What we’re seeing is the community coming together and donating monies in these hard economic times,” she mentions. “Supporting the kids is important.”

    This is true. As witnessed during the break that the Farrinton alumni association gave their school’s athletic department 10k. And another 10k was donated by the plumbers association to the OIA.

    Governor Lingle added that another citizen also donated another 10k each to the Kahuku and Wailua libraries.

    What I’m seeing is the community recognizing that the State is short of the resources and is helping keeping things afloat. And this is good. Because the other alternative isn’t good because you’d sink and in the end the kids would lose out.

    For the fans from both schools it must have been inspiring for them when the head of the State takes the time to acknowledge them by going over to each sides fan’s sides of the field and giving them a wave and cheer.

    Listening to the Governor, she’s captivating and is fun to listen, too. I’ve always liked her. But what surprised me was when asked the question of what does Kahuku (down 14-0) have to do to get back into the game she was quick to answer that they have to stop the Farrington running back. But get this… not only does she know the players number (#10) she also properly pronounced the name, too, which really surprised me.

    What I can say about the Governor is that she does indeed have very good communication skills. And is trying her best to weather these hard economic times. Appearing in public and perhaps inspiring others in drumming up monies and donations for the kids is very noteworthy that she cares.

  176. al October 2, 2009 9:23 pm

    whitey….too much casino for you.

    look again…its gigl.
    not gigi.

  177. lava October 2, 2009 9:41 pm

    Whoever writes the polls for the Advertiser is one hostile SOB.

  178. Matt October 2, 2009 9:51 pm

    Mahalo to Greg Alexander for putting it all on the line and playing like a Warrior by fighting for every yard. Unfortunately this injury probably means an end to his playing career. I honestly don’t see him getting a shot in the NFL. It was definitely apparent that he put in a lot of work this past offseason and it showed on the field in his improved play. I am glad that he is going to continue to fully support his team and set the example by earning his degree. His leadership on the field will definitely be missed. Hopefully Rausch will be back soon because it is going to be tough to have only Moniz and Austin available. There is a big leadership void on the team with Greg and Brashton out for the season. It is going to be a tough remainder of the season. Hopefully new players step up and lead the Warriors to success.

  179. labrat October 2, 2009 10:20 pm

    And the Govs lose 16 – 14. The Govs have not changed. They had more than 80 yards in penalties in the 2nd half. They gave away the game. No half time changes and tried to run the same plays even though Kahuku made changes and stopped them. Okimoto just stood on the sidelines and watched his team crumble. I don’t know if I ever saw a game like this one before. I think Farrington may have had every penalty in the book in the second half. Coachs have no control over their players. One receiver pulled his helmet off and started swearing after he could not catch a pass which could have gone for a touchdown.

  180. labrat October 2, 2009 10:21 pm

    Kapolei defeats Mililani.

  181. J-Force October 2, 2009 10:41 pm

    Mahalo a lot GA for all those good memories and wish you the best in nfl
    hopefully the denver broncos. I don’t care who will be the qb for the warriors ‘cuz we will be there to support them. Fresno St. bring it on,
    warrior fans will be waiting for you.

  182. al October 2, 2009 10:42 pm

    reminder to self….

    do not
    i repeat do not
    read the blog when you are watching a previously recorded game
    someone will
    (it happens everytime)
    tell the score.

  183. royvic October 2, 2009 11:25 pm

    After watching the game, Farrington vs Kahuku, I remember reading somewhere once of how somebody posted about the Kahuku kicker being the best he’s ever seen and after watching tonight I think that person may be right. During the telecast Larry Price mentioned the kicker (Mercado?) might be the best high school kicker in the nation. Price was mentioning during pregame drills the kicker was hitting 50 yard field goals. During the game he missed on a 48 yarder which had the distance. And a lot of his kickoffs were touch backs with one kickoff traveling out of the end zone on the fly. Hopefully UH has an eye on this one.

  184. HiFlyer October 3, 2009 12:20 am

    Pomai – for the next game UH 13 Fresno 42

  185. sjmacro October 3, 2009 1:00 am

    Aloha Tsaikos from “chowdah land” = Boston. Prayers and thoughts to our football ohana in Samoa. Heal up GA and thanks for being there. Internet has been spotty so this more than likely will be last contact for a couple of days. We sail this evening for 7 days that ends in Montreal. Laters–sj and myki

  186. whitey October 3, 2009 2:40 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  187. duffer October 3, 2009 2:48 am

    Eh whitey…..breakfast of champions in Vegas?

  188. duffer October 3, 2009 2:51 am


    No start your own fundraiser. I’m sure the Tsai-kos can think of something you could wear or do! “wink:

  189. whitey October 3, 2009 3:03 am

    duffer, what you doing up at this hour?????

  190. whitey October 3, 2009 3:04 am

    duf, got game early this am at TPC and there are 4, 4 men teams. Ours is seeded last place, so somehow got to make sure the bridgestones work this am.

  191. duffer October 3, 2009 3:17 am

    I was going some Excel work for the State.

    Hope you using “new” balls! 🙂

  192. duffer October 3, 2009 3:18 am

    Gee maybe we can take this to 200…………

  193. duffer October 3, 2009 3:19 am

    I told Esme to dress like Vili The Warrior! Ala Stephanie Lum.

  194. whitey October 3, 2009 3:20 am

    yeah, going use the new ones

  195. duffer October 3, 2009 3:20 am

    WE gotta be there when Stretch sheds his hair. I wanna bring the kids!

  196. whitey October 3, 2009 3:21 am

    ok, what we going do about the boise game?????

  197. duffer October 3, 2009 3:21 am

    How’s the weather warm and windy?

  198. duffer October 3, 2009 3:22 am

    Still looking for tickets…maybe the Tsai-kos can help us out.

  199. whitey October 3, 2009 3:23 am

    TPC is in top shape, greens are too nice, and ball goes much farther.

  200. duffer October 3, 2009 3:23 am

    Been looking at Craigslist and the UH site.

  201. whitey October 3, 2009 3:24 am

    I got to go as my ride is downstairs. Look for report if do good, nothing if junk.

  202. duffer October 3, 2009 3:24 am

    Putting is the key!

  203. whitey October 3, 2009 3:24 am

    now you tell me about putting.

  204. whitey October 3, 2009 3:25 am

    see you all laters!!!!!

  205. RainbowCliff October 3, 2009 3:33 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Nation ! The 13th Annual Wooten Center Golf Classic was a HUGHE success ! 126 golfers compose of 33 teams with celebrities Ron Glass of fame “Barnie Miller”, Art Evans of “Die Hard Two”, Glyn Turman of “Cooley High”, Marc Singer “Life Time Movie Network”, Ben Brown of “Liar,Liar” and new to arrive and participate for the first time Mr. Issac Singleton “Boson” Pirates Of The Carribean.

    $86,000.00 was raised as EVERY food and beverage item was HAPPILY eaten and dranked from some dedicated Southern California Golfers who HEARD the call to aid our safe haven and KEEP the doors open to some needy inner city children of South Central Los Angeles.

    Our own Tsaiko Rich2176 BEAT “buy the pro golfer” with a TREMENDOUS 400 foot shot that even the “pro” was in AWED and applauded Rich2176 as he humbly asked for 2176 AUTOGRAPH as I knew right there and then it was going to be the BEST EVER golf classic!

    Chaminade “GREAT” Mark Rodrigues was FABULOUS with his putting game as he finish runner-up to the ball closest to the pin as professional business people came over to him with applaudes and congratulations once they found out he was part of the GREATEST COLLEGE BASKETBALL UPSET when he and his Silverswords knocked off #1 ranked Virginia and Ralph Sampson.

    In our hour of need with just ONE month financially to stay open SO many Angelinos and Hawaiians stepped up including you GREAT folks of Tsaiko Nation. Mahalo Nui Loa as I continue to represent the true meaning of the “ALOHA SPIRIT” and enrich it’s GREATNESS to serve God’s wonderful but disadvantage children of South Central Los Angeles. ‘Vaya Con Dios” Sincerely, RainbowCliff !

  206. rich2176(Blackberry) October 3, 2009 4:24 am

    Cliff- had a blast supporting the kids. One of my favorite charity tournaments. You and the staff did a great job, especially keeping the greenies cold and readily available. BTW, my head is pounding. Lol. Also, my drive was about 330 YARDS, not feet. Off to day one of my club championship!

  207. Garret October 3, 2009 4:46 am

    UH is interested in building an intramural sports facility like this…though I cannot imagine them building this with all of the other facility repairs needed.

    Kennesaw State University officially opened its new sports and recreation park Friday, which will be used by students competing in the university’s growing intramural and club sports.

    The facility includes two state-of-the-arts fields, a practice field and the Owls Nest training facility, converted from a Gold’s Gym. All of the facilities sit on 14 acres of land off George Busbee Parkway.

    Friday’s ribbon-cutting marked the completion of Phase I of a project that will eventually include an 8,300-seat soccer stadium, which is under construction. The completed park will also have multipurpose fields, sand volleyball courts, 4,683 feet of nature and hiking trails, and a 12-acre lake. The total cost is $10 million, according to the university.

    Papp said the university has already received several inquiries about the completed fields. The University of Hawaii, he said, has sent a team to inspect them to potentially replicate them in Honolulu.

  208. Garret October 3, 2009 4:48 am

    Discussion about UC-Davis moving up to D-IA.

    After 37 consecutive winning seasons at the Division II level, the Aggies (1-2) went 5-6 and 5-7 in their first two Division I campaigns.

    Why can’t a team that had so much success for such a long time make a more seamless transition to the next level? What has been the problem? In short, why can’t UC Davis be more like, well, Boise State? Simply put, times have changed. It isn’t 1996 anymore, when Boise State (4-0) made its transition from the FCS to FBS level. Given today’s economy, it’s harder for a university to move up a level and take the steps necessary to contend.

    “There’s tremendous expenditures tied to those steps today versus 14 years ago,” UC Davis athletic director Greg Warzecka said. “It was a better time for growth then. It’s harder today to make those types of significant jumps when it requires building new facilities and jumping into a world where you have to offer more scholarships.

    The Aggies will play at Cal next season. Warzecka also hinted there was a chance UC Davis could head west to play Hawaii one day.

  209. Garret October 3, 2009 4:49 am

    Cleveland’s Defensive Coordinator explains why David Veikune isn’t playing on D yet.

    Ryan said second-round linebacker David Veikune (52nd overall) isn’t ready for much time on defense yet.

    “I think the young man’s got lots of talent, but comparing him to our other guys, he’s very young,” said Ryan. “Just to put him out there right now wouldn’t be fair to him or anybody else. But he’s constantly improving. I think his physical play and the way the practice went this week, he’s much better. But again, is he ready to take the reins of being middle linebacker in the NFL right away? I don’t know if any rookie is. That might be a harder position to play than quarterback. Heck, I don’t know quarterback, but I’m going to say it’s harder.”

  210. Maverick October 3, 2009 4:54 am

    Alryte’y. It’s gameday for 99% of the CFB teams, but not ours.

    It feels more like a somber, black saturday without our Warriors playing and Warrior leader, Alexander the Great.

  211. Bulla October 3, 2009 5:15 am

    Best of wishes to GA, i think he should rehab and pursue a try out for the NFL….see what happens.

    For the rest of our Warriors, time to rejuvenate and prepare, Fresno State is coming to town with one thing on their mind…..to beat us…….let’s go get a VICTORY


  212. chawan_cut October 3, 2009 5:19 am

    last night’s news

  213. NYUH October 3, 2009 5:52 am


    Mouton excelled as a cornerback at Hawaii and played well for the Titans during the preseason, when he returned a pick for a touchdown

  214. duffer October 3, 2009 5:53 am


    WOW 330 yards…………beats me by about a 100 yards on my better ones!

  215. NYUH October 3, 2009 6:08 am

    Sorry to hear about Greg Alexander. He was really coming on, getting feel for the game. I hope he gets a chance in the NFL if that is what he wants. I don’t see why not he has a year of starting at Div I, isn’t that what Sanchez had?

    A point of order. Wasn’t he number one in the country in QB rankings coming in to the game?


    Entering the Louisiana Tech game, Alexander led the nation in total offense (446 yards), ranked second in passing (411.3 yards) and fifth in passing efficiency (178.8).

  216. wafan October 3, 2009 6:15 am

    A fine morning to all!

  217. wafan October 3, 2009 6:16 am

    Positive thoughts for a successful knew surgery today.

  218. Slugger October 3, 2009 6:27 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hoping for a successful surgery for Greg today.

  219. d1島 October 3, 2009 6:42 am

    Great Morning All!

    Watching the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe.
    This is not your Daddy’s Wiscy offense. Maybe the Big 10 as finally tried to advance into the 21st century.

  220. d1島 October 3, 2009 6:55 am

    Good Luck to Bryant Moniz, the new QB1.
    It’s got the makings of a great “Local Legend” story.

  221. NYUH October 3, 2009 7:01 am

    Reviewing the LT game tonite. It looked like the DBs were playing better good. Tank had some excellent plays.

  222. koakane™ October 3, 2009 7:26 am

    good morning all, have a nice day, enjoy your time with family and friends

    prayers for a successful surgery GA, you are still a warrior and like many others good luck to Bmoniz on his transition to #1 qb

    d1 up so early what working today

  223. Da Punchbowl Kid October 3, 2009 7:30 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    # Jack Flash:
    October 2nd, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    all the best to Mr. Greg Alexander- a true WARRIOR!

    Thank you Mr. Flash, I couldn’t have said it better.

  224. niho mano October 3, 2009 7:38 am

    Thank you GA for your dedication and desire in striving to become one of UH’s top football quarterbacks…wishing you fast recovery…and good luck in your future endeavors…much mahalo for all you have done for the team and hawaii fans…you will be missed greatly.

  225. d1島 October 3, 2009 7:48 am


    College Football, baby!

  226. 808Badger October 3, 2009 8:00 am

    d1, wiscy wont need to pass against your warrior d…. RIP.

  227. Diogenes Sinope October 3, 2009 8:02 am


    , what we going do about the boise game?????

    Being a Warrior Fan and also being a pake, I have mixed feelings about this one.

    If Boise is undefeated and still ranked up there around the top eight, I’ll will have to hope for a BSU victory. They would have a good chance to go to a major bowl which means $$$ for JD’s depleted coffers. That’s the pake in me.

    But if BSU has a loss, then it is GO WARRIORS.


    WE gotta be there when Stretch sheds his hair. I wanna bring the kids!

    You want to frighten the kids?

  228. Diogenes Sinope October 3, 2009 8:04 am

    Prayers go out for the people of the two Samoas.

    Also for GA’s successful surgery.

    Got to wander over to ESME’s site and contribute. (HINT) Victoria Secret just opened up a shop here!

  229. d1島 October 3, 2009 8:23 am

    # 808Badger:
    October 3rd, 2009 at 8:00 am

    d1, wiscy wont need to pass against your warrior d…. RIP.

    As Hawkeye said to Maj. Burns, “Gee Frank, no need to state the incredibly obvious when the simply obvious will do.” 🙄

  230. d1島 October 3, 2009 8:24 am

    ….and then again, you never know about the best laid plans of mice, men and other rodents.


  231. kymrykauai October 3, 2009 8:30 am

    Will be thinking of Greg as he undergoes his surgery today!

    And, I hope someday to hit a lotto or powerball or megabucks so my warrior fan friends and I can travel to each road game every season! If we didn’t have to work we would have all been there in Louisiana for sure!

    I’m marshalling the Kauai kif cross country meet starting in a few minutes…so gone for now.

    Have a great day everyone and prayers for Greg!

  232. Maverick October 3, 2009 8:31 am

    You know ya been kicked in the Okole when your 1st post is comparing ya to Frank Burns.
    EZ to see that coming from behind. :>

  233. Maverick October 3, 2009 8:32 am

    Then Franks obvious reply would be,
    “Hard Cheese”


  234. Maverick October 3, 2009 8:33 am

    Hats off to the first 3 seasons of M*A*S*H !!!
    The best cast ever.

  235. Maverick October 3, 2009 8:35 am

    Thanks for the flashback D1, and good memory 2 on your quote of the day.

  236. d1島 October 3, 2009 8:47 am


    One of several memorable moments from the greatest sitcom. 🙂

  237. d1島 October 3, 2009 8:50 am

    Wildcat Update

    Linfield about to tee it up against Menlo.

    Weber St. kick-off at 9:30 vs. Montana St.


    I know you want to watch. Click on my name for the video link. Good luck to your Bobcats….

  238. Pomai October 3, 2009 8:54 am

    I hope they don’t use Graves. I wish I could whisper in the ears of, Graves, Ostrowski, Lauduski, Stutzmann, Clapp and Jasper, start right now and play catch every second you can, get to know each other like you know yourself, live, breath like you are all one, and come next season you will rule the field.

  239. d1島 October 3, 2009 9:06 am

    Great game for Wiscy-Gophers.

  240. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 9:10 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Greg Alexander. My prayers and best wishes for a successful surgery and rehab. Best wishes to you and your family too.

    Proud of the way you represented us. Gave me hope for Warrior Nation. Thank you.

  241. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 9:11 am

    Don Weir,

    getting you the info. something came up yesterday. thanks.

  242. konagold October 3, 2009 9:16 am

    Good luck Greg Alexander, hope your surgery and recovery goes well. Go Linfield and Weber State!!!

  243. konagold October 3, 2009 9:27 am

    d1…thank you for your link.

  244. A-House October 3, 2009 9:32 am


    domo arigato for the discs – when I went to pick them up, I asked JJ how come he was the designated delivery person – his response, ” I woke up one morning, and it was next to my bed”. classic!!!

  245. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 9:33 am



    Aloha. as promised:

    The name of the company is Mercantila. Located Roseberg Oregon.
    tel. 1-800-718-1710. Sales lady’s name is Kathy (ext 3653). She is there today until 5pm PST.

    The recommendation is the Kettler Upright Bike. It is compact (easy to travel. Holds 500 lbs (think 350 lbs lineman w/full gear).

    Buy today, leaves warehouse within 2 days, arrive UH by this Friday, before FSU game. Free Shipping. Free and in FREE shipping to Hawaii. Total cost: $629. No taxes.

    Day you GO. GO GO GO!!!!!!

  246. LizKauai [iMac] WARRIORS! IMUA! October 3, 2009 9:33 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    No 1/2 and 1/2 – gotta run to da stoah.


  247. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 9:35 am


    they also sell the Schwinn Airdyne. If you wanna ask her about that one. But the recommendation, because its more compact, is the
    Kettler. More easy to travel. thanks.

  248. bighilofan2 October 3, 2009 9:36 am

    have a nice day, Tsaikos. gotta keep up with da Bryant Moniz. no rest for the up and comers. all of them Warriors!



  249. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc October 3, 2009 10:15 am

    Now that we’re just a week away, start saving your HI-5 cans & bottles to bring to the next T-Gate on Saturday, October 10.

    The beneficiary this time is the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s SAVE OUR SPORTS Drive.

    The bin(s) will be set out no later than 11 am and all the recyclables – including donations brought from home – will be stored during the breakdown before the opening ceremonies at Aloha Stadium. We’ll set the bin back up at the post-game party as well.

    We’ll also pick up quantities in excess of 250 containers anywhere on O`ahu on the Sunday following the T-Gate provided that arrangements are made no later than the Friday before since we’ll have to borrow a truck.

    On Saturday, October 24, is the BOISE STATE T-Gate. The beneficiary of that HI-5 Drive will be “Serving Up 1,000” Fundraiser honoring Coach Shoji’s 1,000th win. By the, Coach Shoji should have his 1,002nd win the night before.

    Here are the recipients at the remaining home games: Saturday, November 7, UTAH STATE – Dole Middle School’s Cross-Country Fall Semester Program; Saturday, November 14, NEW MEXICO STATE – Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance; Saturday, November 28, NAVY – Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program/Men’s Sports other than football; Saturday, December 5, WISCONSIN – Koa Anuenue Scholarship Program/Wahine Sports other than volleyball. The T-Gate recipient for the Sheraton Hawai`i Bowl will be announced after the regular season.

    Again, ALL of the redemption fees will be made on behalf of the Tsai-kos & will be sent to the designated recipients within 48 – 72 hours of each T-Gate.

    NOTE: We’re coordinating a major recycling drive at three different sites in Windward O`ahu on the morning of October 24 to benefit the after-school sports programs at Castle, Kalaheo and Kailua High Schools coordinated in part by the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.

    More details to come, but please encourage your friends, co-workers, relatives, etc., who live in Waimanalo, Kailua, Kane`ohe & Kahalu`u to support the event. by saving their HI-5 cans & bottles. Our goal is to collect 60,000 containers in three hours at the three sites combined.

    Mahalo in advance for supporting these youth and UH athletic programs.

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