It’s official: UH, USC to meet in 2012, 2013

UH and USC finalized their games in 2012 and 2013. Here’s the announcement:

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Here’s the Warriors’ depth chart for offense. (Incoming freshmen are not listed):

Left wideout
1. Rodney Bradley/Royce Pollard
2. Mike Tinoco
3. Joe Avery
4. Billy Ray Stutzmann
Left slotback
1 Greg Salas/Jon Medeiros
2. Ryan Henry
3. Miah Ostrowski
Left tackle
1. Aaron Kia
2. Clayton Laurel
3. Brett Leonard
Left guard
1. Ray Hisatake
2. Austin Hansen
3. Tui Tuiasosopo
4. Andrew Faamu
5. David Garness
1. John Estes
2. Matagisila Lefiti
3. Bronson Tiwanak
4. Levi Legay
5. Kahai Choy
Right guard
1. Raphael Ieru
2. Brysen Ginlack
3. Drew Uperesa
Right tackle
1. Laupepa Letuli
2. Adrian Thomas
3. Daniel Johnson
Right slotback
1. Kealoha Pilares/Greg Salas
2. Dustin Blount
3. Corey Paclebar
Right wideout
1. Malcolm Lane/Jovonte Taylor
2. Daniel Lofton
3. Troy Lauduski
1. Greg Alexander
2. Brent Rausch/Shane Austin
3. Bryant Moniz
Running back
1. Leon Wright-Jackson/Inoke Funaki
2. Jayson Rego
3. Chizzy Dimunde/Alex Green
4. Kennedy Carlson
5. Hogan Rosehill

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Yesterday’s winners of the magazines are:
Jack Flash
Mei Ling
Please e-mail Big Wave at

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With the controversy surrounding King James’ post-game behavior, reporters appreciate Greg Alexander and Inoke Funaki. Even after difficult losses, they answer questions. With leadership comes responsibility.

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Happy birthday to JoJe.

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And here’s Craig Stutzmann and his son, Baylor:





  1. Pride. June 3, 2009 12:19 am


  2. Pride. June 3, 2009 12:21 am

    Bryant Moniz looked real good at the spring game. Outstanding for someone who had very little reps in practice. He seems like a natural.

  3. Ralph June 3, 2009 12:23 am

    top five, hello pride

  4. Pride. June 3, 2009 12:26 am

    Hi Ralph.

  5. Ralph June 3, 2009 12:26 am

    Pride are u coming to the cc tomorrow?

  6. Pride. June 3, 2009 12:28 am

    I thought that Brett Leonard had a good spring. I’m surprised to see him at number three. I thought that Clayton Laurel had gotten hurt during the spring.

  7. Pride. June 3, 2009 12:28 am

    Ralph, that will be a gametime decision.

  8. Pride. June 3, 2009 12:32 am

    It was always my opinion that the offensive line would be a 100% better with a ten to fifteen pound loss per man across the board. Of course who am I to talk. I would be 100% better looking with a 195 to 200 pound loss per man.

  9. Pride. June 3, 2009 12:33 am

    Maybe I should skip a cc or two.

  10. Ralph June 3, 2009 12:37 am

    come to the cc, just don’t eat! 🙂

  11. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 1:31 am

    Greg Alexander – Will we see another 4,000yd. passer this year?…I think yes, the weapons are loaded…we’ll see.

    Receiving Corps – Is Rodney Bradley ready to continue the tradition of dominate wideouts? Will Malcolm Lane stay focused? Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares are going to destroy secondary’s. Will we see a tri-fecta of 1,000yds. receiving again?

    Running Backs – LWJ, time to put the hype into reality, we know you can… No one will be ready for the wrath of Hurricane “Inoke”…nobody!

    Oline – Stay humble, Stay disciplined, you will dominate, I have no doubt!

  12. Ralph June 3, 2009 1:42 am

    ticket sales going down this season because of the recession and Central Arkansas as our opening day game, not a whole lot of excitement, the AD decides to move up Charleston Southern to 2010 and schedule another D1aa team for 2011…if JD wants more season ticket holders then he should schedule D1 teams…paying for D1aa plus WAC bottom feeders Idaho, Utah State and New Mexico State doesn’t make economic sense…

  13. Ralph June 3, 2009 1:44 am

    moniz can also play the wildcat or Noke position. T formation or single with moniz, inoke and LWJ in the backfield in the red zone…

  14. Ralph June 3, 2009 1:45 am


  15. Ralph June 3, 2009 1:46 am

    what time is it in Iraq?

  16. Ralph June 3, 2009 1:47 am

    Al must be resting for the CC….where’s Hiflyer tonight?

  17. Jason June 3, 2009 2:02 am

    Hmm, that depth chart looks right to me. We’ll have to see if anything changes in the fall, but it looks good. I still say Billy Ray should redshirt. I’d rather him give us four solid years after getting a little stronger. And we’ll have to see what happens at LT; Kia looks better now that he’s healthy, but Laurel and Leonard were improving.

  18. Ralph June 3, 2009 2:11 am

    Jason you’re up late, how’s koa mahu treating you tonight….if you can make it to the CC in one piece, join us…

  19. Ralph June 3, 2009 2:14 am

    I hope the incoming freshmen will add a fourth layer to the interior o line. Leru and Pepa have not been healthy the last few seasons…I hope these young players get to fulfill their dream of playing D1 fb this season injury free.

  20. Jason June 3, 2009 2:18 am

    Koa Mahu?!?! There are plenty shadows around where s/he could be hiding. Geez, and I was about to go to bed. Now I don’t think I can fall asleep, I’m terrified!

    BTW, it’s Ieru, not Leru. And yeah, I’ll be there at the CC. See you there, Ralph.

  21. NYUH June 3, 2009 2:18 am

    Seeing Green!

    I’m impressed that the WAC kicked MWC’s ass in the ESPN poll as to who would make the BCS this year. Shows the value of the WAC brand.

  22. wafan June 3, 2009 3:02 am

    Good morning!

  23. wafan June 3, 2009 3:03 am

    Thanks you, Mr. Tsai, for the O and D depth charts.

  24. Ralph June 3, 2009 3:26 am

    good morning wafan…..we’ll eat a lot of kalbi for you at the cc today….and you won’t gain any weight….

  25. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 4:48 am

    Ralph it’s almost 6 in the evening here so if bruddah Jason can do the math…I think it’s like 13 hours ahead or sumtin laddat…

  26. djmitcho June 3, 2009 5:13 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Half way through the work week. It’s another beautiful day here in the inland northwest.

  27. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 5:13 am

    Jason, I agree about Billy Ray, but bruddah is already mean and could be productive right now and help us out. He already better than Coach Craig lol. I think a year of learning, lifting, and gaining more speed and agility will make him a 4yr. beast at wideout. From what I’ve heard about him so far, he could be the next big time receiver for us… I could just see him scoring couple times on them Trojan boys…

  28. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 5:16 am

    Sawp djmitcho,
    Eh so what, we going be starting up one Tsaiko Bowl Fantasy Football League this year? Gotta get all the boys involved and hold one draft again. I know early but frikk all this talk about football getting me amped for the season already…

  29. djmitcho June 3, 2009 6:03 am

    Of course!

  30. whitey June 3, 2009 6:17 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Again the offense looks good, but the incoming will make it look better.

  31. d1島 June 3, 2009 6:18 am

    Great Morning All!

    Pauoa Boy,

    Agree wicchu, LWJ gotta be a promise fulfilled this year and the O-line needs to adopt a workman-type attitude. If those two things happen, the passing game will soar again.

  32. d1島 June 3, 2009 6:19 am

    Feels like the trades are back 🙂

    Erryboddy have a terrific day!


  33. whitey June 3, 2009 6:20 am

    The left wo position is overflowing w/speed and players.

  34. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 6:25 am

    LWO also is deeper when you consider that Salas can line up over there, too.

  35. Kekoa June 3, 2009 6:48 am

    wf2 ~ Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Re: #326 last night.

    Mahalo for the ‘Tube’ vid of Troy. Da Braddah can jam! Also, got to mention our own Tsaiko Ukulele Boi. Wouldn’t you know he is the son of Aunty Liz!

    I got the rough translation of your message, and I concur. In return I would suggest that you consider this offer to join us. Mai kakou e pu ‘ai Cabana A. (09/04/09)

  36. jm2375 June 3, 2009 6:53 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Last day of work before vacation. 😀

    Have a great time at the CC today. I know Jason will eat my share (and his and someone else’s) :mrgreen:

    Congrats to Stuzmanns and the Tsais.

    Off to work. bbl

  37. 808Chef June 3, 2009 7:03 am

    Good morning all! Hey Stephen…you think you can 5-finger one of those strength and conditioning books for me? Preferbably a OL one? After my DR visit yesterday and needing testing for sleep apnea, I think I might need one. Seriously!

  38. madeinhawaii June 3, 2009 7:13 am

    Nice chart…

    Looks to me like the #4 and #5 guys are being given a chance to compete for one of the top 3 spots or redshirt for the season. I like that we are at least three layers deep in each position.

    The names on offense pose little or no difficulty for non-local announcers. I believe that’s somewhat different from the names on defense.

  39. MeiLing June 3, 2009 7:17 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Mahalo nui loa, Big Wave! I’ll probably share it w/ MsLiz.

  40. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 3, 2009 7:18 am

    Top 40!

  41. koakane™ June 3, 2009 7:18 am

    quick good morn before heading out. what happened to dem trades man looking to be a scorcher already in the 80’s.

    play nice and have a good day.

  42. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 3, 2009 7:21 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Tanks, wf2 – yup, we are proud of Jordon! Actually, Waimea fb has not quite been the same since Jordon and Kenny Estes graduated.

    MeiLing – mahalo!
    I might get a copy if I can get myself to JJ’s soon.
    BTW- hope Jett works out hard this summer and gets back on the roster…

  43. Jack Flash June 3, 2009 7:26 am

    I won a mag yesterday? Auryte! Mahalos BigWave96744. Offense depth looks great. PLEASE- no injuries…

  44. jojo ® June 3, 2009 7:27 am

    Top 50!!!

    Good Morning!

    Happy Birthday to my little girl, who is now taller than me.

  45. madeinhawaii June 3, 2009 7:30 am

    UH opens against USC in 2010, and possibly 2012, and 2013? Get the hard stuff out of the way early and the rest will be easy, huh? Sheesh.. I like it but now I know why McMackin and Company have offered 16, 3 to 4-star players already.

  46. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 7:36 am

    I think it’s always great that USC wants to play UH.
    But I find it puzzling that UCLA absolutely does not want to play UH. I think it probably would have helped UCLA in the Manti competition if it even pretended to want to play UH.

  47. MeiLing June 3, 2009 7:46 am

    Happy birthday, joje! (Is that right, jojo?)

    Pride. ~ Check out Shintani’s Wai’anae diet. My brother-in-law is losing weight, bringing his cholesterol & blood pressure down. Can eat all the poi you like.

    808Chef ~ C-PAP works for sleep apnea.

    [Disclaimer: go see your doc; I’m not a kahuna lapaÊ»au.]

  48. MeiLing June 3, 2009 7:52 am

    After watching the team last season, one thing stood out. The stamina of the O-line needs work. What kind of running workout would build that stamina? A-House – running uphill?

  49. 808Chef June 3, 2009 7:52 am

    MeiLing…I heard about that. We’ll wait and see after my consult with the sleep DR. Thanks!

    Stephen… so you think you can pull it off?? Serious.

  50. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 8:00 am

    I dunno why UCLA scared for play us. I thought Norm Chow was the man and can have his offense run up the score on us. Wasn’t he the guy talking crap when he was OC for USC, saying we lucky he never run up the score. Saying that he could’ve had his offense score on every possession. Pulease brah, for one guy who grew up in the island, he get pilau style.

  51. madeinhawaii June 3, 2009 8:01 am


    Part of it may have been conditioning…but I also think a good part of it was inexperience and less than perfect techniques. Both make you work harder than you need to and adds to the frustration that exacerbates and wears you down. Another year under their belts with new coaches to help teach them the proper techniques hopefully will make a huge difference. Having three layers of backup in each position doesn’t hurt, too.

  52. MeiLing June 3, 2009 8:06 am


    I thought they had cut out one of the killer running drills last year. Was it to prevent leg/ankle injuries?

    Off to the farmer’s market. Esme & out… laters.

  53. jm2375 June 3, 2009 8:11 am

    OK, I’m in the office now.

    Interesting stuff on the radio this am. First, so AM-1500 couldn’t find anyone to sub for Portnoy? I noticed it was a national(?) feed, so I went back to BC.

    BC made comment that if the NFL labor contract not signed by next year, 2011 will be an uncapped year. What I didn’t realize is that the teams must spend a minimum amount ($80M?) under the cap. This would go away if no cap and teams like the Packers and Cards would probably spend way less, whereas owners like Jerry Jones and Dan Snyder 👿 would probably act like the Steinbrenners and go way overboard. I wouldn’t mind the Skins spending the money, but he never seems to spend it wisely…

  54. jm2375 June 3, 2009 8:14 am

    re: running – need to get those guys doing the Mike Wilton test – running up Frank St (or Wilhemina Rise) 😆

  55. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2009 8:19 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Go Big O!

    Lotsa talent on that chart, lotsa depth. I think the offense will keep UH in the game while the defense jells in the first couple of games. Looking at the two depth charts, offense and defense, and it’s not hard to imagine that we could have a good team this year, definitely hella better than 5 or 6 in the WAC.

  56. madeinhawaii June 3, 2009 8:23 am


    I always thought that sprints did more for stamina than long distance or resistance running in sports that needed sudden bursts of energy. Running uphill though would develop the muscles you need to thrust. So lunging up hill with three step bursts while practicing those sumo type open hand thrusts to one’s opponent’s chest and shoulders would probably be one heck of a workout.

  57. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 8:23 am

    Maybe the OLineman could do some interval type agility drills to build some stamina and help with there footwork. Have like couple agility/footwork stations set up and have the Olineman go all out for 2 minutes each drill and then rest 30 seconds while transitioning to the next station then 2 minutes again for a total of say 30 minutes. After that take 5 minute break and then back at it again for another 30 minutes. Garrans they going be dying at first but once they get used to the intensity they should be au’ryte. Then come game time the footwork going be good to go, and they not going get lazy cause they get stamina. I figure something like this would be better than just running cause it will help them be agile and teach them to move there feet and wall off defenders better. IMO

  58. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2009 8:23 am


    That’s a great idea! But like pride, I’m not one to talk. I’d prolly manage 20 steps or so up that hill and then collapse, hopefully into a cooler of ice cold beers.

  59. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 8:33 am

    At the end of the 2008 volleyball season, one of the redshirts came into Mike Wilton’s office, carrying a picture of a muscle man. The redshirt said that he would look like muscle man when he returned at the end of the summer.
    Unfortunately, he came back looking like a volleyball reporter.
    The player couldn’t pass the Frank Street test and ended up quitting the team.

  60. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 3, 2009 8:35 am

    DPK- that would be 10 more steps than I could go!


    Who is king james???


  61. madeinhawaii June 3, 2009 8:41 am

    Maybe they could build a sumo ring somewhere on the top of the practice summit and have contests where only the open handed thrust and slap down techniques can be employed. That would build stamina, good footwork, speed, and allow the fans and players to have fun while developing skills.

  62. Stretch June 3, 2009 8:41 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Stephen Tsai:
    June 3rd, 2009 at 8:33 am
    … Unfortunately, he came back looking like a volleyball reporter….

    he came back looking like you??!!?? No wonder he never pass the Frank St test.

  63. warriorfanny2 June 3, 2009 8:45 am

    good to see this website chatin-it-up on what counts–conditioning.
    its one thing 4 a team to beat u on the field w superior talent and its sad if we beat ourselves cuz we r not in shape….like last year….will continue later late pm, time permitin. im enjoying reading through all the thought processes and plz i mean that in a fraternal n positive sense. keep it kickin and an aunty liz whoo0000oosh to all.

  64. A-House June 3, 2009 8:53 am

    Mei Ling:

    Your #48 – they got to run in the sand and I don’t mean only 1 lap – Ala Moana beach sand is good – nearly 3/4 mile one-way. Also, running up Wihlemina Rise or any steep hill is good.

    Main thing is start small – maybe 1 lap and walk under the shade near Kewalo Basin and back to Magic Island – keep it up and they will run 6 full laps without stopping to rest in bewteen – takes a lot of discipline!

    This is what the off-season training is for.

  65. homey ℞ June 3, 2009 8:56 am

    Good morning all.

    Happy Birthday to jojo’s little girl.

    Good to see names next to positions.

    Time to head out to lunch.

  66. A-House June 3, 2009 8:59 am


    “off to lunch”? not even mid-morning yet?

    oh yea, forgot you start working real early!!

  67. Dirty Commish June 3, 2009 9:06 am

    June 3rd, 2009 at 8:53 am
    Mei Ling:

    Your #48 – they got to run in the sand and I don’t mean only 1 lap – Ala Moana beach sand is good – nearly 3/4 mile one-way. Also, running up Wihlemina Rise or any steep hill is good.

    Ooooh good idea. Everybody knows doing anything in the sand is that much harder (hey get your mind out of the gutters. It’s too early for that). Better idea, make a hill out of sand and have them run that.

    How about good ol fashioned stadium stairs? Does anybody watch 4th and Long? Those drills are BRUTAL.

  68. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 9:12 am

    The players run the stairs every day.
    They alternate. One day they’ll do the Cooke/Ching steps.
    Another day they’ll do the stairs leading from the Lower Campus to Upper Campus. That’s about a five-story distance each way.
    My brother, who climbs mountains around the world for fun, trained for treks in Argentina and Russia by running up stairs at a Waikiki condo.

  69. Kekoa (iPhone) June 3, 2009 9:14 am

    Big Wave ~ I had my acceptance speech all written yesterday. The delete monster must have sent it off to never-never land. I’m humbled by your selection. Much Mahalo! I’ll be sure to share it with this sporty group of Tsaiko’s I know.

    I would be in a more celebratory mood if I weren’t so stressed out over this root canal procedure in about an hour…Groan!

  70. Dirty Commish June 3, 2009 9:19 am

    Enemy Uni-watch alert:

    As if we needed any more reasons to hate Boise State they roll out these atrocious uniforms…

    Thereby making all Boise State home games completely unwatchable (is that a word? well it is now.) for fear of having your eyeballs melt from the combination of the blue turf and ugly uniforms:

  71. (Jesse)James June 3, 2009 9:31 am

    Top 100….yee haw….Good morning Tsaikos…hope all is well.

    Happy Birthday JoJe…or is it Jeje…or jejo…or jojo…aiyaahhh…

  72. Pride. June 3, 2009 9:35 am

    Boise got cool unis. I like them.

  73. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 9:38 am

    OK, stop the madness.
    Those uniforms either should be banned or BSU should go back to having green turf.
    Or maybe UH should unveil sun-faded green home uniforms (complete with little black dots to simulate the FieldTurf granules).

  74. Jack Flash June 3, 2009 9:46 am

    I’ll bet on TV the Boise players will virtually disappear. Maybe espn will drop some of Boise’s home games.

  75. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 9:49 am

    OK, OK. Let’s work on a compromise. Boise keeps the unis. UH gets to bring back the orange balloons.

  76. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 9:49 am

    Hey, what time is the CC today?

  77. Jack Flash June 3, 2009 9:50 am

    Jim Donovan is absolutely kicking A$$ in the football scheduling department.

  78. A-House June 3, 2009 9:52 am

    Interesting that he BCS Buster writer does NOT even mention Boise State travelling to Hawaii as a stumbling block to an invite. HOW RUDE!!

    Just gives the Warriors that much more incentive to whip their ass!

  79. al June 3, 2009 9:53 am


  80. al June 3, 2009 9:53 am

    king james = lebron james

  81. al June 3, 2009 9:59 am


    i see your point that a 10-15lbs weight loss to increase their quickness, lateral movement, drop steps, etc. is more inducive towards our pass protection rather than heavy straight forward linemen.

  82. Dirty Commish June 3, 2009 10:00 am

    OK, stop the madness.
    Those uniforms either should be banned or BSU should go back to having green turf.
    Or maybe UH should unveil sun-faded green home uniforms (complete with little black dots to simulate the FieldTurf granules).

    AND they should be able to add rolls of paper/newspaper/confetti to the home uniforms to really blend in when the paper rain starts.

    It will be like the Aloha Stadium version of a Ghillie suit.

    *Ghillie suits are specialty camouflage suits worn by hunters/snipers and REALLY blend in to the environment as seen here:

  83. Pride. June 3, 2009 10:01 am

    Good luck Kekoa.

  84. roysan16 June 3, 2009 10:04 am

    Re-Why do we always “accommodate” ESPN??

    (From the UH site)
    “In addition, the 2010 contest at Aloha Stadium originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4, will be moved to Thursday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m. HT to accommodate ESPN, which will pick up the game on one of its stations”.

    Why does the UH sell the UH fans short? Do you think if the shoe was on the other foot USC would opt scheduling a Saturday game for a Thursday matchup? No, probably never because they (athletic administrators) probably thinking there comes a time where that fan’s entrusted loyalty for the team should suppercede monies that ESPN gives to the team. A Thursday matchup, IMO, is like they the UH athletic admin, is pimping the team.. I don’t like this at all. I mean what could have been a enjoyable Saturday tailgating for the game in exchanged for a Thursday matchup, where there be less excitement in the air because fans and working families having a harder time getting out to the stadium for the 530 start.. Not good.

  85. COPO June 3, 2009 10:04 am

    Boise State Unif’s are cool I agree with Pride.

  86. ai-eee-soos June 3, 2009 10:11 am

    Congrats to Kolt Wong – Frosh All-American. (Louisville Slugger Poll)

  87. madeinhawaii June 3, 2009 10:14 am


    While I can appreciate where you are coming from, consider this. There will be no swapmeet so fans can show up earlier, our players get additional national exposure at a time that people will still be up and watching, AND you have over one year to figure out how you’re going to get that day off.

    Weren’t there a number of top teams that played on Thursdays or Wednesdays last season that got upset? Like it was a curse?

    Imagine if UH wins?!? ESPN would be scrambling all over the place and bending over to give Hawaii more exposure for the remaining 13 games.

  88. d1島 June 3, 2009 10:19 am

    Happy Birthday joje!

    …gotta get ‘er done! so can make a “parts run” in a little while…

    Esme an’ whoooosh!

  89. al June 3, 2009 10:24 am

    what price espn, national exposure, tv bucks?

    the real fans will attend the game no matter.

    playing in the hot confines of aloha stadium on a sunny afternoon would be an advantage i always thought.

    plus, the commercial that is the game is priceless for the state’s wounded tourist industry.

    being on espn just makes sense for the sport and the economics are immense.

  90. al June 3, 2009 10:26 am

    great accolades for the hilo sensation!
    oh, did i mention that he is a local phenom on the university of hawaii baseball team?
    almadova could be next.

  91. COPO June 3, 2009 10:28 am

    Defensive observation and analysis:
    Melvin Hopkins – Strengths: Quick feet, athletic, demonstrated consistent tackling ability during Spring drills, quick study – transitioned well from JC to UH coaching of RM. / Weakness: Hasn’t started D1 game, discipline to not jump short routes and allow WO to get behind him, size.

    Jeremy Bryant – Strengths: Aggressive, competitive, athletic, plays fast, smart. / weakness: Because of aggressive play can be susceptible to double moves and play-action passes, size.

  92. roysan16 June 3, 2009 10:36 am


    ..go for the trifecta JD in the 2011 season, too, while you’re at it.

    Kicking off the season this coming year and the next on a weekday not many fans relish–it’s not the way to kickoff the season, where the fans are bemoaning the fact the games are on weekdays.

    The trade off of having these game on the weekday puts monies in the UH pocket from ESPN–agreed. But I also think it turns off people, too. And the trickle down effect of fans turned off by these weekday game–takes monies out of the UH pocket.

    But what UH should realize from their gains from ESPN is short lived. Whereas coveting the fans and supporters should be long lived.

  93. SteveM June 3, 2009 10:41 am

    Good morning everyone!


  94. Kazz June 3, 2009 10:43 am

    Pauoa Boy:

    June 3rd, 2009 at 8:00 am
    I dunno why UCLA scared for play us. I thought Norm Chow was the man and can have his offense run up the score on us. Wasn’t he the guy talking crap when he was OC for USC, saying we lucky he never run up the score. Saying that he could’ve had his offense score on every possession. Pulease brah, for one guy who grew up in the island, he get pilau style.

    Pauoa Boy,

    You thinking wot I thinking.. When you get back to Hawaii, the next green bottle is on me! :mrgreen:

  95. Kazz June 3, 2009 10:45 am

    Any chance we go with BLACK turf at Aloha Stadium? 😆

    Should be ok sans the day games! 😯

  96. Kazz June 3, 2009 10:46 am

    “Baylor Stutzmann”…

    That sounds like a future football player! :mrgreen:

  97. Kazz June 3, 2009 10:50 am


    I think a better compromise is we get Chawan’s balloons back, BSU gets rid of their blue turf, and we nix Benson.

  98. homey ℞ June 3, 2009 10:50 am

    This fan don’t care what day the game is played.

    Weekday games are not the norm anyway.

  99. Kazz June 3, 2009 11:10 am

    Weather predictions on the USC 2010 game to be partly sunny with Kona winds and HEAVY SMUG in the air.

    Lot of SC fans and wannabe local SC fans, the SMUG will be quite thick. I advise UH fans to hydrate a lot with PLENTY of GREEN BOTTLES.

  100. al June 3, 2009 11:12 am


  101. Kazz June 3, 2009 11:12 am

    #100 =

    Isn’t this a great name for a local band:


    I’m not even kidding.

  102. al June 3, 2009 11:13 am

    i hear cow bells.

    stevem….must be really hungry for some bbq korean spicy pork by now.

  103. Kazz June 3, 2009 11:13 am


  104. al June 3, 2009 11:14 am

    pauoa boy….good to see you back (on the blog that is). i enjoy your commentary.

  105. al June 3, 2009 11:17 am


    its harder to be 101.

    i am thinking you need to add “cave” to your band’s name.

    some say that cave is the entrance way to a long lost island connecting lava tube. the kind that aunty’s great, great, grandma spoke of traversing during the night.

    sorry for the off topic stuff.

  106. Kazz June 3, 2009 11:22 am


    That is an actual band, but not mine.

    Their logo is a shaka with the Hawaiian Flag embedded in it.

    Sounds like something Mililani Trask would promote though. 😆


  107. Krebs June 3, 2009 11:22 am

    I’ve been starting to like Boise St. a lot. At first, I didn’t like them because they started beating UH a lot. But then, I realized that over the years that the Broncos were really, really good for a sustained period. Considering they don’t get a lot of pub because they’re in the WAC and they don’t get hardly any 4 or 5 star players, they have something in their system that works. I don’t know what it is, but considering that they are a powerhouse from Idaho can you imagine is very, very impressive.
    Heck, I like their new uniforms by Nike. Nike is the best. And, gray is one of my favorite colors. It complements the dark colors very well.
    Hawaii will always be my favorite team, but I admire Boise St. for what they do. Shoot, they beat up the Mountain West too. Boise St. is too good for the WAC. They should leave the WAC and join the Mountain West. Don’t laugh. That could very well happen in a year or two. If Boise St. joins the MWC that conference would be strong enough to be BCS worthy. I’m telling you, it’s coming and very soon. And another thing, La Tech should not be in the WAC. It doesn’t make any sense.
    Let the debate open up again. New Mexico St. is a joke. Idaho is almost a joke. Utah St. was a joke until they beat Hawaii last year. For the future, I don’t know what Hawaii will be doing, but I see the WAC getting less and less respect especially when Boise St. joins the MWC. It’s going to happen. Heck, Karl Benson doesn’t care. He’s an alumni of Boise State!!!!!! P.S. I would love to see Hawaii play UCLA, but I don’t know why they won’t play us. We’ve played every other team in the PAC 10 a least once before….even Stanford and Cal. I don’t know what’s UCLA’s problem. Its not like they’re Top 25.

  108. SteveM June 3, 2009 11:27 am

    😥 Al — the plumbing is very empty and still a little fragile today. Light snacking at Camellia would burst a pipe. Have a great time as usual–and there’s always next week…

  109. FloridaTed June 3, 2009 11:52 am

    I think we have a lost Boise fan.

  110. chawan_cut June 3, 2009 11:57 am

    thanks for the effort. not gonna happen though….

  111. Kazz June 3, 2009 12:04 pm


    Aikae Benson.

  112. A-House June 3, 2009 12:05 pm

    Kazz & Florida Ted:

    As much as I dislike Boise State, one must admire they record over the past 8 years.

    Does not matter who the coach or players are, they just keep winning! Unlike, UH which goes into many valleys and up steep mountains – no consistency!

    Like Kazz says, what are they doing that keeps their football program so “top shape”? Could it be that there is NOTHING to do in Boise, ID so players can concentrate on football? LIke many “inner city kids”, playing basket ball is their major outlet.

  113. A-House June 3, 2009 12:07 pm


    are you starting a GET RID OF BENSON campaign? count me in!!!

  114. Kazz June 3, 2009 12:07 pm

    RE: Boise State

    By no means do I look forward to cheering for them anytime soon, but I have no ill feelings towards them. I respect what they have accomplished and I respect the BSU fans that I have met over the past 4 seasons at Aloha Stadium. A lot of them were gracious in defeat in 2007 and made the night for us even more “special” when a lot of them waited outside the gates in the North end zone to shake the hands of us Hawaii fans walking out.

    That’s a hard thing to do as a conference foe.

  115. Kazz June 3, 2009 12:10 pm


    It was fun “booing” him during the 2008 WAC Volleyball Tournament. I got a lot of dirty looks though.

    I sat about a section away from where he was sitting with Jim Donovan. Was tempting to throw popcorn at him but I didn’t want to hit JD in the process. 😆

    Good thing Chawan wasn’t sitting near me. It would have gotten nasty and personal!

  116. Kazz June 3, 2009 12:16 pm

    RE: Balloons

    I know a lot of people were annoyed at the sound they made when people, especially little kids, starting rubbing them.

    On one hand I can see how they can be construed as “artificial noise makers”, but unless people start bringing in horns OR COWBELLS, whistles, or air horns, I don’t get what the problem is.

    Not having them just makes the Stanley even MORE lifeless as it already is. God-bless the pep band and the UH cheerleaders and the few students who try to have fun, but it’s just a drab place a lot of the time.

  117. Kazz June 3, 2009 12:16 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOJE!!! :mrgreen:

  118. roysan16 June 3, 2009 12:31 pm

    For USC these are the pluses to playing UH

    1. One extra game on their schedule
    2. Tune up to their season
    3. Gives reserves a chance to play in a lopsided game
    4. Gives their fans a chance to travel with the team out here to Hawaii
    5. Gives the DC prep work on defending the run and shoot.
    6. Gives the OC prep work with the 4-3 look and nickel packages
    7. Gives the team acclimated to traveling long distances away from home, where maybe later in the season when USC travels afar this experience and preparation maybe prove valuable
    8. Allows the players to see Hawaii
    9. A recruiting incentive
    10. Allows the USC players with ties to Polynesia or to Hawaii enjoy the pageantry of the game. And visiting Hawaii and friends.

  119. Jack Flash June 3, 2009 12:34 pm

    What are the pluses for UH?

  120. madeinhawaii June 3, 2009 12:36 pm

    Boise has a storied history in football dating back to their Div II days. They have put more into football than any other sport and the records show it. They have the history and therefore the fans.

    Hawaii has always been lukewarm in their approach to UH and the football program. Had the State invested the monies necessary to bring this program to the highest possible level, I’m convinced that we’d have luxury boxes, three times the die hard fans and bigger donors for the program. Of course, as a result many of us would be priced out of the ‘live’ seats and have to settle for watching on bigscreens elsewhere but the program would be leaps and bounds ahead of where it is and the rest of the athletic department would have reaped the benefits.

  121. Jack Flash June 3, 2009 12:39 pm

    Just curious, but what are the payouts for the UH vs USC games?

  122. roysan16 June 3, 2009 12:41 pm


    There are a lot of pluses for UH, too. The quick answer because I’m in a hurry is that I’m of the belief that the next generation of kids watching UH playing the best teams in the nation–and maybe taking it in the chin–will inspire them to be better.

  123. jonj June 3, 2009 12:43 pm

    what happened to the warrior beat show yesterday??

  124. Da Punchbowl Kid June 3, 2009 12:48 pm

    There are many reasons to admire and respect Boise State’s football program. Blue turf which hides blue uniforms is not one of them. I would love to know if our players think this gives Boise an unfair advantage at home. What have you heard, Mr. Tsai?

  125. Jack Flash June 3, 2009 12:51 pm

    Agreed. Plus with football… you never know right? USC always seems to lose a game each season that they should’ve won, so maybe our turn comes one of these years. I’m just happy to see smart/challenging schedules emerging for the coming years- Service Academies, National Powerhouses, the resurrection of the old BYU rivalry, etc.

  126. Kazz June 3, 2009 12:53 pm


    I’ll try to explain it in the same way USC supposedly pitched their case for a local recruit to sign with them:

    (Imagine me looking down at you with my eyes closing from time to time to emphasize the smugness of my approach)

    It is a privilege to play the almighty USC. To even be considered as an opponent, we should only be so lucky. To share the same field with the cream of the crop in college football and in life is a right only shared by a select few.

    Sorry Coach Carrol cannot make it today, he sent me instead.


  127. A-House June 3, 2009 12:55 pm


    perhaps some time in the near future, you and I and chawan can sit together to heckle Benson, if he is still around – that should be very noisey – don’t care if we get “dirty looks” – hey, it’s our way fo telling him that he is all not that good of a Commish!

    maybe he’ll schedule Bosie St to play consecutive “road” games, come home for a 4-5 days and back on the road for another game at LaTech or even better last road game at Hawaii – yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  128. koakane™ June 3, 2009 12:55 pm

    good afternoon all really humid with small trades so hiding in the ac room

    my congrats to kwong being named to Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team, cstutzmann and his wife on the birth of their baby and hipo birdie two ewe to joje

  129. koakane™ June 3, 2009 12:58 pm

    Pride. ~ Check out Shintani’s Wai’anae diet 😮

    should this not say shinsho diet

  130. A-House June 3, 2009 12:59 pm


    Will yesterday’s show with Coach Dana and Corey N be rebroadcast without the “helium” voices?

    turned mine off cause could not understand what was being said.

  131. A-House June 3, 2009 1:01 pm


    Shintani’s Waianae diet is correct!

  132. Stretch June 3, 2009 1:02 pm

    A-House – you should have come to the WAC baseball tournament. Benson was there everyday. He actually sat among the crowd while I was there. Someone took a picture of me and he happened to be sitting in the background….

  133. A-House June 3, 2009 1:02 pm


    any chance that Coach Mack will be a guest on your show soon? bet he’ll have many ?s.

  134. A-House June 3, 2009 1:04 pm


    that would have made Midori7 very unhappy to see me go off on Benson, but, she should be used to it by now!!!

  135. A-House June 3, 2009 1:05 pm


    Was your “royal Hawaiian” salute for Benson or person taking your picture? – missed it, but would have enjoyed seeing it!!!

  136. Stretch June 3, 2009 1:16 pm

    A-House – go check your email.

  137. Dirty Commish June 3, 2009 1:18 pm

    June 3rd, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    RE: Boise State

    By no means do I look forward to cheering for them anytime soon, but I have no ill feelings towards them. I respect what they have accomplished and I respect the BSU fans that I have met over the past 4 seasons at Aloha Stadium. A lot of them were gracious in defeat in 2007 and made the night for us even more “special” when a lot of them waited outside the gates in the North end zone to shake the hands of us Hawaii fans walking out.

    That’s a hard thing to do as a conference foe.

    Commish must admit that was a classy move for them to do. Commish knows how they feel since he had to turn around and congratulate the Redskins fan he was jawing back and forth with when he went to Dallas to catch a game, the last Cowboys vs. Redskins game at Texas Stadium ever. That one stung.

    But he got to see Colt running out of the tunnel and back in and back out and back in. So that was cool.

    Still… grrrrrrrrr!!! The blue field is the focus of the Commish’s ire. Literally hurts the eyes when you try to watch them on TV. Add the fact that the uniform is almost the same hue… that HAS to give them some kind of advantage.

  138. SteveM June 3, 2009 1:23 pm

    Garret & Rich2176 Dinner Party
    Saturday, June 20, 2009 – 7:00 PM to closing

    Club Genji
    1785 S. King Street, Honolulu

    Main lounge

    Rich2176 and Garret coincide in visits this year. Join our stalwarth LoCal Tsai-kos in an evening of food, drink, and song! We have the main lounge to ourselves again. All invited!

    Cost: No fees (except $1 per karaoke song request). All food and drink optional. No minimums. Come anytime and stay as long as you wish.

    RSVPs not required, but for size estimate and plotting/scheming purposes, please email SteveM: stevem.hnl (at)

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Kekoa’s Fourth of July Bash with Ronnie

    BayView Golf Park Restaurant, Kaneohe from 5:00 – 10:00 PM
    Please RSVP Kekoa ASAP. Count will aid his plans/negotiations.
    kekoa22 (at) aol dot com

  139. Jack Flash June 3, 2009 1:25 pm

    Nice! Hey, if that’s how Pete and SC has to justify playing lowly ol’ Hawaii, i’ll take it (and scream bloody fricken murder come gameday baby!!!) I’m still bent about the drubbing they gave my Buckeyes last year too!

  140. A-House June 3, 2009 1:27 pm


    Wow, that’s a very powerful message – hope it was meant for him!!!

  141. Kazz June 3, 2009 1:32 pm


    Well I said that in jest as I love to take shots at SC any chance I get.

    However, the approach isn’t a joke, well according to those in the “know” when it came to USC’s approach of recruiting a local prospect last season.

    Sure I exaggerated it, but the general feeling was probably just as pilau.

  142. Kazz June 3, 2009 1:35 pm

    We are used to hearing everyone and their mom make excuses when other teams come out here to play and they lose to us.

    Going forward, I personally will try to stop doing the same.

  143. Jun Tao June 3, 2009 1:38 pm

    not that it matters but this is a where are they now, now. lol. Emily Chang formerly of KHON2 news.

  144. A-House June 3, 2009 1:42 pm

    Here we sit in a state of bliss —- whoa, I’d better stop there, but it’s already 1:47pm and not a peep out of Camelia’s – is it what happens stays there? I thought it was only for Vegas!!!

  145. jm2375 June 3, 2009 1:47 pm

    A-house – what happens in a CC, KK, T-gate, etc. stays in that venue…. 🙄 😆 :mrgreen:

  146. HiFlyer June 3, 2009 1:49 pm

    Happy Birthday to joje.

    I hope everyone had a good time at the CC today.

  147. A-House June 3, 2009 1:56 pm


    when it comes to food, it should not stay at the venue – conversation should stay at the venue!!

  148. Committed Road Warrior June 3, 2009 2:00 pm

    So if my senses are correct, the 2010 out-of-conference schedule is:

    9/11—@ Army
    9/18—@ Colorado
    9/25—Charleston Southern (I-AA/FCS)

    Looks like our string of consecutive nationally-televised season finales might come to an end in 2010…..or not. Unless UNLV stay really good in 2010, it just doesn’t seem to be as appeasing a matchup as we’ve had in previous season finales…..appeasing enough for ESPN to pick up.

    Considering that 4 of the last 5 season finales were against Bull Crap Series teams, not too shabby.

  149. Committed Road Warrior June 3, 2009 2:00 pm

    Happy Birthday to joje!

  150. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 3, 2009 2:02 pm

    Great… wonder how much athletics is gonna suffer from this.

    The University of Hawaii system faces some $50 million in additional restrictions per year for the next two years under Gov. Linda Lingle’s plan to furlough state workers and cut education budgets, UH President David McClain wrote in an e-mail statement.

    “There are various scenarios and several uncertainties as to how this situation may play out at the state level. As we monitor ongoing developments, my leadership team and I are working to craft an appropriate response for the university,” read McClain’s e-mail. “In this process we will be in discussion with our Board of Regents, campus chancellors and other constituencies within and external to the university, including of course the unions who represent our employees,” he wrote. The governor said she intends to restrict UH and Department of Education general funds expenditures in an amount equivalent to the three-day-per-month furlough she announced for other state employees. While UH has not received official notification of the dollar amount, McClain estimated it to be more than $50 million per year in fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2011.

  151. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 2:12 pm

    Jun Tao- nice find!
    A-House- we should at least hear a “burp” or a tweet sometime soon :mrgreen:

  152. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 2:14 pm

    BTW, me likee blue unis style but me no likee blue on blue field. Me thinkee BSU should wear something a little less camo.

  153. mctruck June 3, 2009 2:20 pm

    My memory fails me, but has Bosie State ever played USC in the past decade or more recently????

  154. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 2:22 pm

    Dirty Commish: “Commish knows how they feel since he had to turn around and congratulate the Redskins fan he was jawing back and forth with when he went to Dallas to catch a game, the last Cowboys vs. Redskins game at Texas Stadium ever. That one stung.”

    You are not a Redskins fan???? 🙄

    Well, Rob25 has good company at least… 😎

    HAIL! 😆

  155. (Jesse)James June 3, 2009 2:24 pm


  156. A-House June 3, 2009 2:28 pm


    believe your memory is fine – don’t believe so – if they did in the past 7 years, that would have been a “loss” on their record.

    besides the BCS game, which “big name” school has Boise St played?

  157. al June 3, 2009 2:30 pm

    hiflyer….you should have been there. say, about 12:34 pm, was your ears getting a little itchy?

  158. al June 3, 2009 2:31 pm

    we saved a whole table for bulla and he never showed up.

  159. Stretch June 3, 2009 2:33 pm

    June 3rd, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    we saved a whole table for bulla and he never showed up.

    no tell me he when pull one jojo

  160. al June 3, 2009 2:33 pm


  161. al June 3, 2009 2:35 pm

    stretchee (as the korean lady calls you)

    no. actually jojo was there. i made sure of that.
    in fact shortly after jeje showed up too.

    the doc made a brief appearance between her lobbying breaks and asked about you, too.

    homey performed anchor duties in the abscence of dpk.

  162. SteveM June 3, 2009 2:36 pm

    Al — but jojo didn’t jojo because you picked her up at a corner, right? 🙂

  163. jojo ® June 3, 2009 2:36 pm

    I was there!!! And I ate spicy pork for SteveM.

  164. (Jesse)James June 3, 2009 2:37 pm

    yep…homey did perform anchor duties…man the little guy can eat…LMAO

    I hope homey, jojo, and Rob also performed their task when returning to their computers like i did…probably be getting an angry phone call soon…LMAO

  165. jojo ® June 3, 2009 2:37 pm

    ahem, burnt spicy pork

  166. al June 3, 2009 2:39 pm

    we had two long haired hippies on our table too (or would that be two?)

    actually one was a “long haired leaping gnome” (e. burdon).

  167. SteveM June 3, 2009 2:40 pm

    jojo ®:
    June 3rd, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    ahem, burnt spicy pork

    Thanks, jojo–just the way I like it!

  168. al June 3, 2009 2:41 pm

    stevem….let’s clarify please. i don’t pick up girls standing on a street corner. down the road in a driveway maybe.

  169. al June 3, 2009 2:43 pm

    there was a karaoke star who wandered in, in search of some car wash parts (in a korean bbq buffet restaurant, i ask you?)

    a scholarly young man walked and just sat down besides us. somebody find him a summer job. please.

  170. Committed Road Warrior June 3, 2009 2:45 pm

    a scholarly young man walked and just sat down besides us. somebody find him a summer job. please.

    Would that be the one and only Jason?

  171. al June 3, 2009 2:49 pm

    then when we were all done “a lady in red” asked to join our already full table. so naturally the bachelor “long haired leaping gnome” leapfrogged us all and sat with her on a side table.

    tsaikos are not rude (well most of us are civil, really) so we all got up and went for more food (again, fifth trip). oh yah, much to the chagrin of the korean man.

    i swear i saw him reach up and change the buffet prices before we left. then again sj/macro and his sidekick mavis (or is she the one who kicks his sides?) weren’t there for the first time ever so we couldn’t take advantage of those 10% coupons that they always bring. (korean man was happy. very happy).

  172. al June 3, 2009 2:50 pm

    crw…you are getting good at this. should we make a game of it?

  173. SteveM June 3, 2009 2:51 pm

    Sorry Al, I don’t mean to include jojo in with the others in driveways…

    Say, did I accidentally put out another Cattle Call request in post #108? 👿

  174. al June 3, 2009 2:52 pm

    sorry i busted your identity mavis, er, i mean myki. oh heck. should i just tell everybody your last name too?

  175. al June 3, 2009 2:55 pm

    actually you should hold off since we are planning a secret one in two weeks for the young scholar of the blog. shhhh. don’t tell.

    and i don’t know why you are thanking jojo. she didn’t save any for you.

  176. al June 3, 2009 2:56 pm

    one good thing about this group today. at least we got to share the water pitcher amongst us.

    know what i mean?

  177. al June 3, 2009 2:56 pm

    oh. this is making me sleepy. is it the talking or hawaiian paralysis?

  178. Committed Road Warrior June 3, 2009 3:00 pm


    Sure. Maybe at the next CC engagement.

  179. Kekoa June 3, 2009 3:06 pm

    I survived my Root Canal ❗ Wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be. I imagined the whole Russian Army marching across my tongue doing their goose step. 👿

    Ate some egg drop soup for lunch. Having Poi and lomi O’io for dinner. Feeling pretty good actually. I still wouldn’t want it to ruin my next CC opportunity.

  180. SteveM June 3, 2009 3:08 pm

    June 3rd, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    actually you should hold off since we are planning a secret one in two weeks for the young scholar of the blog. shhhh. don’t tell.

    …ohhh, you mean the birthday/graduation/find-him-a-job cattle call you’ve been thinking of… OK, no worry, I won’t say a thing.

    jojo is my Camellia BBQ pork-burning partner–so at least she ate right today. 🙂

    I can guess who the “lady in red” was–but I’m not sure if you meant the taller or shorter long-haired one… 😛

  181. Kekoa June 3, 2009 3:11 pm

    RE: Boise’s Bloomers

    Koa Mahua will simply adore the orange Love Handles on the okole of their Boise Blue panta-loonies! So practical yeah dahling…Hehehehe!

  182. MeiLing June 3, 2009 3:12 pm


    #129 = Shinsho Tei diet :))

    Cute baby pics of Baylor. The boy has lots of hair!

  183. al June 3, 2009 3:13 pm

    stevem….i would answer but you know the rules. what’s said at the cc stays at the cc.

    kekoa, wait till the novocaine wears off.

  184. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 3:15 pm

    Kekoa- good job! Actually, root canals are among the best kine of procedures if a long-time toothache has been bothering you. When it’s over, it is over!

    Lomi o’io… mmmm… nevah have dat long time.

  185. SteveM June 3, 2009 3:15 pm

    Kekoa — was using an anesthetic an option? We’ve seen a few like that…along with the aides that ask, “Can I try, Doc?” 😐

  186. Dirty Commish June 3, 2009 3:15 pm

    LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:
    June 3rd, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    Dirty Commish: “Commish knows how they feel since he had to turn around and congratulate the Redskins fan he was jawing back and forth with when he went to Dallas to catch a game, the last Cowboys vs. Redskins game at Texas Stadium ever. That one stung.”

    You are not a Redskins fan????

    Well, Rob25 has good company at least…


    *Commish shakes fist angrily*



  187. jm2375 June 3, 2009 3:24 pm

    So, the silver lining in the 3-day per month furloughs is that Rob25 should be able to make all the lunch CCs. 😀

    Liz – HAIL!! Beat them cowpokes!

  188. dasecretsout June 3, 2009 3:24 pm

    All Seniors on O-Line this year= Total Reconstruction next year..oh piss

  189. Kekoa June 3, 2009 3:24 pm

    ❗ ❗ Happy Birthday joje! ❗ ❗

    Make sure you let Uncle Homey catch those bullet passes you throw him at the next tailgate party. Take a little zing off of them. Oh and he has trouble with those high passes you throw. This is the sort of responsibilities that come with being another year older and so much wiser. 😎

  190. Kekoa June 3, 2009 3:37 pm

    Al ~ That’s why I’m so Happy!…The juice wore off and there was no pain. I really feel great!

    SteveM ~ Actually, I heard the assistant ask if I was doing ok since I was scrunched ALL the way down in the chair. Doc had stuck that novocaine needle in and just left it there for awhile. I thought maybe ‘waterboarding’ was next! Kinda reminded me of mock POW training, only they weren’t supposed to make it that realistic!

  191. MeiLing June 3, 2009 3:44 pm

    Sounded like a jolly time at Camellia’s today. Sorry I didn’t make it off the floor to walk ovah dere to at least say “Hey!” Had to pass out for a short nap after sweating in the garden this morning. Let me know when we have that secret/surprise party CC for da boy. K, off to feed the slugs some moah beer. Only drowned one last night. Tsigh… I think the beer got diluted by watering.

  192. al June 3, 2009 3:46 pm

    kekoa….could have been worse. imagine the nurse shaking the needle seconds before the novo kicked in.

  193. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 3:46 pm

    jm2375- you’re ready for ExtremeSkins, gurl! HTTR!

    hmm. spicy pork…

  194. protector June 3, 2009 3:52 pm

    I would have loved to see Notre Dame on the schedule in the next several years. I honestly don’t think they could blow-out the team in the same manner again. I guess now we’ll never know. Some semblance of pay-back would’ve been good.

  195. jm2375 June 3, 2009 3:52 pm

    OK, pau work. Time to do some errands before going home to eat, do laundry and pack for tomorrow. Gotta remember the passports…

  196. madeinhawaii June 3, 2009 3:53 pm

    Imagine… the redshirt-freshman of this coming season will have three opportunties to knock off USC. All at the start of the season. All the more reason to kick it into a different gear at the end of each season, through spring and summer and come back better than ever.

    Games like these can only help Hawaii’s recruiting.

  197. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 3:58 pm

    jm2375- I’ll be with you in spirit!!! Have FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!

  198. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 4:02 pm

    mih- Having top notch competitors is going to help the Warriors experience higher, faster, stronger, deeper football. Great move!

  199. wafan June 3, 2009 4:09 pm


  200. wafan June 3, 2009 4:09 pm



  201. wafan June 3, 2009 4:10 pm

    Need to play the best to see your own strengths and weaknesses.

  202. wafan June 3, 2009 4:12 pm

    Interesting how JD is able to schedule teams while everyones favorite ex-UHAD to dislike could barely speak the truth.

  203. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 4:13 pm

    Hi wafan!

  204. Committed Road Warrior June 3, 2009 4:14 pm

    Figure that if you play an opponent enough times eventually you will beat ’em once. Just waiting for that time against USC.

    The task is getting them while they are still on top of the college football landscape, and not when they are horrifically bad, a la 2008 Washington State.

  205. Committed Road Warrior June 3, 2009 4:14 pm

    Team USA soccer stinking up the joint early on.

    Down 2-0 to Costa Rica in the 15th minute.

  206. A-House June 3, 2009 4:16 pm

    Looking at Dr Terry Shintani’s book and it says Hawaii Diet – eat all you want, control your cholesterol and blood sugar, lose up to thrity pounds in three weeks.

  207. A-House June 3, 2009 4:20 pm

    wafan, djmitcho, expat:

    will we see you guys on our trip to Seattle to watch UH/WSU game?

    expat – which brother was the pilot for Aloha?

  208. djmitcho June 3, 2009 4:30 pm

    A-House, that’s the plan!

  209. wafan June 3, 2009 4:33 pm

    Liz . . .

    Keeping busy?

    A-House . . .

    Yep. Cannot wait! Already checked out the Snoqualmie Casino — that is where I recommend we go for our post-game celebration. I hope the game is scheduled for the early afternoon or late morning.

  210. wafan June 3, 2009 4:43 pm

    We had an afterschool luncheon for staff today to prepare for next school year. The theme was Hawai’ian. The career and technical education staff were in charge of bringing salads. So, I took in some lomi salmon, IZ cd’s, and for a treat some haupia.

    I have lomi salmon and haupia for dinner tonight. HA!

    The others brought in fried chicken, “Hawai’ian” and pepperoni pizza (how is that Hawai’ian when the pineapples probably came from Costa Rica?), and some other interesting foods containing pineapple.

    Oh well, at least they tried.

  211. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 4:53 pm

    Spicy pork reports got to me.
    I’m going to make a variation using thinly-sliced boneless pork chops (the Costco kine). No much fat but should be tasty off the grill!

  212. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 4:55 pm

    ST- I hope New Hope is contributing to the UH fund by using that venue 😆

    UH could make a few more bucks by working with the HVCB and Tom Moffatt guys promoting the SSC as a concert and event venue during the offseasons.

  213. Kazz June 3, 2009 5:00 pm


    June 3rd, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    Interesting how JD is able to schedule teams while everyones favorite ex-UHAD to dislike could barely speak the truth.

    Not to take anything away from Jim Donovan’s efforts, but we also don’t have an obvious and advertised threat like a Colt Brennan or Davone Bess right now.

    When things start picking up with incoming or future recruits and we start really getting dangerous again, we’ll look unattractive to the bigger schools again.

  214. Kazz June 3, 2009 5:01 pm


    That’s a good idea. I could sworn I remember Jim Donovan saying he’d look into offering the Stanley as a venue for concerts and shows.

    It would be more revenue for UH.

  215. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 5:04 pm

    Kazz- JD’s efforts could be demonstrating his commitment to taking UH to that “next level” we all were envisioning after the Washington game and before the Sugar Bowl.
    In these days of cutbacks, this is heartening “best defense is a great offense” attitude!

  216. Kazz June 3, 2009 5:10 pm

    LizKauai [Unite and Conquer]:

    June 3rd, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    Kazz- JD’s efforts could be demonstrating his commitment to taking UH to that “next level” we all were envisioning after the Washington game and before the Sugar Bowl.
    In these days of cutbacks, this is heartening “best defense is a great offense” attitude!

    Likewise the coaches in ALL programs will also need to continue to work hard on their end to pull upwards in the same direction.

  217. d1島 June 3, 2009 5:12 pm

    whaszza…mmpfmnuxzzz….. (yawn)


    Man! Those parts runs are getting brutal….

  218. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 5:33 pm

    Kazz- yup. UH has a LOT of “out of the box” opportunities to become more solvent and less dependent on the State for $$$.

    It’s facilities, its resources, and especially its students can turn talent into assets with outward thinking.
    Gone the “ivory tower” attitude, welcome the BEST gol-durn RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT facility in the Pacific region.

    Think WESTWARD, not eastward.

    THE DOE is thinking about standardizing the schools to match the rest of the US. Good idea if every child in Hawaii grows up in a household that speaks standard English at home and in the streets.

    How about looking at what places like New Zealand, especially Auckland does for success. They have 2M people living in the largest Polynesian city in the world. A city that is spread out in low-rise communities like Oahu. To me, Auckland is a better example than our eastern-bordered neighbors.

    Did you guys see this?

    What is the goal of the education of our children? What can we do in our educational institutions that will address the needs of our future? Is the end result to produce more university professors? Or more specifically- if the public educational systems around the world (which have been in existence since the 19th century) were created to meet the needs of industrialism – is that still what need most in today’s world???

    I dare say that if UH were to reinvent itself as an entity whose students learned by DOING (with the proper preparation in high, middle and elementary schools) – an unprecedented number of collaborative relationship could be developed with the companies, practitioners, and artists of the world that would revolutionize education. And make it viable economically.


    Time to go home and make spicy pork!

  219. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 5:34 pm

    217- 😈 :mrgreen: Hey, gotta feed the habits! 😆

  220. Cindy...c June 3, 2009 6:08 pm

    Happy Birthday to JoJe! And glad y’all had a good time at today’s CC. : )

  221. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 6:14 pm

    So I came back to the office to complain about the heat at the afternoon workouts, and they’re all looking at me like, yeah, right. That’s cause it was pouring in Kaka‘ako. But, honestly, it really was hot in Manoa.

  222. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 6:15 pm

    All seven QBs were out there. I’ll post pix at midnight-oh-five.

  223. Kazz June 3, 2009 6:21 pm


    Wouldn’t be so hot if ya sported da undah ahmah. 😎

  224. Kazz June 3, 2009 6:22 pm

    Were the players on Ching Field or the grass fields?

    I thought I heard somewhere that field turf can really absorb heat like asphalt.

  225. Kazz June 3, 2009 6:25 pm

    I’m not at home yet obviously, but is the replay from the Warrior Beat show yesterday up and running now?

  226. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 6:32 pm

    I hear some folks saying that playing the USCs will hinder UH’s chances of getting into a bowl game.
    But think of it this way: the goal is to get to the Hawaii Bowl and play a Pac-10 team. This way, UH is guaranteed of playing a Pac-10 team during the season.

  227. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 6:38 pm

    Kazz- notchet.
    I gotta get home too.

  228. LizKauai [Unite and Conquer] June 3, 2009 6:40 pm

    ST- if playing USC hinders us and doesn’t prepare us better for a bowl game… well then… perhaps we just drop down to D2 and forgeddaboutit…


  229. madeinhawaii June 3, 2009 6:53 pm

    What??? USC hinder the Warrior from getting to a bowl game?

    USC IS a bowl game…

    Maybe we’ll see the debut of another superstar… who knows?

    It’s all good. I figure USC will keep our players focused in the off season and they will work their tails off from January to August for the opportunity to line up against and play a top 10 team. And that can’t hurt.

    Just put up a big banner in the locker room and weight lifting room at the end of next season… “Next Opponent… USC. Who’s gonna play?”

  230. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 7:08 pm

    Jamie Dixon arrives in Hawaii tomorrow night.

  231. Kazz June 3, 2009 7:22 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 3rd, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    Jamie Dixon arrives in Hawaii tomorrow night.


    What’s the occasion?

  232. Kazz June 3, 2009 7:26 pm

    I’ve always favored a team being ready for the entire season as a whole rather than just one game.

    During spring and fall practices last season I saw A LOT of the same routes and plays over and over again and when the Florida game came, it was like clockwork … well for the 1st quarter and it looked like all that focus was paying off as we were 0-0 with the ALMIGHTY TIM TEBOW with the florida gators after one quarter… but we know how that ended up.

    The rest of the way… well we all know how the season went up and down at times.

    If the one loss in 2010 was against USC, it will be an awesome year. 😛

  233. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 7:26 pm

    I actually like the scheduling of USC and the rekindling of good ol BYU kitty cats. I’m not worried about our bowl chances being spoiled by a team like USC…more like they should be worried about us spoiling there bowl chances. They may have the big names, the athletes, money…but no mean nothing. Any team can win and I’m sure our Warrior Boys will prepare accordingly. It’s also good we play em first game of the season. Both teams will be raw and untested, but will leave the game with a better understanding of what to work on to progress through the season. Next season’s opener might be rough with a new QB, RB, OLineman, etc… but I have faith in our team that we’ll be au’ryte. I rather have a team who’s not afraid to face the big dog and compete, rather than a team that beats up on puppies to make themselves look good.

  234. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 7:30 pm

    I also like the thought of bringing back Notre Dame for a little payback. Maybe that one linebacker guy might rethink his decision and come play for the team he should’ve chose in the first place. 🙂

  235. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 7:36 pm

    Jame Dixon and Riley Wallace are going to play golf at Waikele Friday.

  236. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 7:36 pm

    The players were out at Cooke/Ching field today.
    (BTW, since Ching only provided half the moolah, they have to share the name.)

  237. FloridaTed June 3, 2009 7:37 pm

    Playing up has never hurt anyone, that’s how Schools like FST, Florida and Miami came to prominence.

    Little by little, who is to say that the Warriors can’t be one of the big boys? Keep up the recruiting every year with mostly 3 & 4 star freshmen and we’ll see where it takes us.

    I’m glad we’re underdogs again, we’re always seem to play better that way, plus very little room for disappointment, lol.

    Anybody who picks the Warriors low but is disappointed when they do, is a liar, 11 – 3.

  238. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 7:37 pm

    Boise State uniforms is alright, at least it’ll make them feel good about something after we whoop that arse. I agree that Smurf Turf needs to go. I know someone posted previously about it, but the NCAA should make them change it to green like everyone else. To me how can you focus when all you see is blue on the field, and what makes them so special anyway?

  239. Garret June 3, 2009 7:42 pm

    JD is showing how big of a contrast there is between his ability to schedule and the previous AD. Getting schedules made years in advance with USC and Army is awesome! I’m so glad that UH is no longer waiting to schedule games at the last minute, when teams already have their schedules filled.

  240. Garret June 3, 2009 7:44 pm

    If nothing else, USC will insure great attendance at Aloha Stadium, which will be great for UH’s revenue. Home games like that will also drive season ticket sales and PPV.

  241. Garret June 3, 2009 7:45 pm

    Samson was healthy enough to have his first practice with Oakland.

    Raiders C Samson Satele has resumed practicing following offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum.
    He’s lining up behind holdover John Wade, but that won’t last long. Satele, acquired via trade in March, has the athleticism to excel in Oakland’s zone blocking scheme, though he tends to struggle with massive nose tackles.

  242. Garret June 3, 2009 7:46 pm

    RGM is back with the BC Lions.

    Geroy Simon, Paris Jackson, Ryan Grice-Mullen and O’Neil Wilson are a reprise of the receiving corps, minus the popular and redoubtable Clermont, and Cory Rodgers is back after a year on the shelf.

  243. Garret June 3, 2009 7:47 pm

    This will be a *long* bus ride…Cal will bus to their game at the Rose Bowl!

    Because of the poor economy, coach Jeff Tedford has agreed to have the team bus to the UCLA game this season rather than fly. The Bears usually take charter flights to all road games, but the UCLA game is close enough that the team will travel by bus and save the athletic department a good chunk of change.

  244. Kazz June 3, 2009 7:49 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 3rd, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    Jame Dixon and Riley Wallace are going to play golf at Waikele Friday.


    Hmm does he know UH is looking for assistants for the Wahine basketball program? 😉

    (yeah yeah.. “wishful thinking” I know… seems like Pitt is taking care of him anyway)

  245. Garret June 3, 2009 7:49 pm

    Feature on Colt and Chase Daniel.

    In college, they combined to pass for more than 26,000 yards and 232 touchdowns, collegiate numbers that dwarf those of the Redskins’ top two quarterbacks, Jason Campbell and Todd Collins. In the NFL, both have been forced to fight for a job.

    “We barely made it here, huh?” Brennan joked. “I was such a late draft pick, he was a free agent. You’d think for two guys that had that kind of success . . . but that’s just football.”

    “They were two of the best quarterbacks in college football history,” said Redskins offensive assistant Chris Meidt, who works with the team’s quarterbacks. “You’re dealing with guys who know how to play the game. Colt is awesome — everyone saw him in preseason last year, Colt can really play the game. His fundamentals aren’t always where you’d like, so at least for him, we know what we have to work on. But he’s getting better; if you watch him and his fundamentals, he’s improving dramatically. So with him it’s a defined set that we have to improve on, because we know he can play the game.

  246. Garret June 3, 2009 7:51 pm

    Feature on Pisa.

    Tinoisamoa said he could have signed with a few other teams that promised him a starting position, but would have felt awkward because he would have instantly been ahead of players experienced in the system who had been starters.

    “I wouldn’t appreciate that (myself),” he said. “So I didn’t want to go into a situation like that, and the fact that I have to come and earn a job it definitely makes me more hungry because now I know I have to earn my job; it’s not just given to me.”

    St. Louis hasn’t had a winning season since Smith left following the 2003 season to become head coach in Chicago. Tinoisamoa said the losing had a lot to do with his decision to sign with the Bears.

    “The opportunity to win again; I miss that so much,” he said. “I want to get back to that.

    “I feel like I’ve been putting in so much work for so long. I feel like I deserve a good chance to win and a good chance at the championship.”

  247. Kazz June 3, 2009 7:51 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    June 3rd, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    I also like the thought of bringing back Notre Dame for a little payback. Maybe that one linebacker guy might rethink his decision and come play for the team he should’ve chose in the first place.

    Not Manti’s fault. However, had Coach Mack been in charge of recruiting for UH say oh… about at least 4 or 3 years ago we might of had a better shot at landing Te’o.

    I think he was already getting a lot of attention when he was a sophomore in high school.

    Had Coach Mack been here back then, UH may have been in Teo’s final cut.

  248. Garret June 3, 2009 7:52 pm

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

    Studying the secrets to building a successful sandcastle has led to the revival of an ancient eco-friendly building technique–rammed earth is how they built parts of the Great Wall of China and it is growing in popularity as a sustainable building method.

  249. Garret June 3, 2009 7:52 pm

    New system could allow for much earlier monitoring of a fetus’s heartbeat. This is expected to be less expensive and easier to use than current technologies and could cut the rate of C-sections by helping rule out problems that might cause C-section to be used.

  250. Garret June 3, 2009 7:53 pm

    MySpace is declining while Facebook and Twittter are rising–Facebook had a 699% increase in user minutes in the past year!

  251. Garret June 3, 2009 7:53 pm

    A $99 iPhone may be coming next week!

  252. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 7:53 pm

    Reports about Satele crack me up. Who wouldn’t have a challenge trying to block 330lb. plus frikkin Mammoths charging like raging bulls. Satele is tough and I’m sure he’s pounding weights to build up his strength, so I’m not worried…he will start.

  253. BobbyBoucher June 3, 2009 7:54 pm

    Cooke/Ching field is an ideal venue for a coa/ching clinic.

  254. Kazz June 3, 2009 7:54 pm

    ***Off topic – heard Manti won’t be going on his mission after all. Heard he may go after his college eligibility.

    Eh, just what I heard.

    Anyway… back to matters CLOSE to home.. 😎

  255. Garret June 3, 2009 7:55 pm

    AT&T is offering the industry’s first small business bundle–wireless, wired, and high speed Internet services bundled together starting under $100

  256. Garret June 3, 2009 7:55 pm

    Free play links pau.

  257. Kazz June 3, 2009 7:55 pm

    Bobby Boucher,

    Wrestling is fake and so is Captain Insane-o.

    😆 Sorry I couldn’t resist.

  258. Garret June 3, 2009 7:58 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    The thing that bothers me is the elite NTs get double-teamed by almost every team…so why should Samson be singled out for criticism when he had a serious injury? Is it a coincidence that the new management and coaching staff got rid of almost all the draft picks made by the previous management?

    Miami drafted Beck earlier in the 2nd round the year they drafted Samson. Beck is so far buried on the depth chart that he’s just waiting to get cut…at least Samson had value on the trade market so he’ll get a chance to show what he can do.

    Another example of the “my guy” syndrome…

  259. Garret June 3, 2009 8:01 pm

    Long day in the Bay Area. Very productive, but tiring. At least it was great to talk story with my friends tonight after I got to their home.

    I’ve got to get back to work. Giving a demo tomorrow after 4 back-to-back meetings…

  260. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 8:01 pm

    Nah, nothing against Manti…I would rather have seen him in a Warrior Uniform though. Seeing him lineup alongside his cousin Paipai Falemalu for the next couple years pounding people would’ve been great. But his decision to go to Notre Dame with a chance to start all 4 yrs. and revive a storied program, eh gotta respect the decision I guess.

  261. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 8:06 pm

    Auloa Tonga was at practice today.
    The guy is huge.
    He looks like a big-hitting safety or maybe an outside linebacker.
    He has really good footwork.
    Only one downside: on one play, he was matched, one on one, against Rodney Bradley. You can imagine how that went.

  262. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 8:10 pm

    True, and that’s a syndrome that will bite them in the rear and allow them the opportunity to never win a Super Bowl. I never liked that “my guy” attitude but we see it all the time. Especially people who play pick-up basketball games at the local gyms. Always have the regulars who always want to have there boys and stack teams or whatever. For me I always observed who the guys were that went all out and hustled. I would make sure they were on my team cause I wouldn’t have to worry about the lazy syndrome that happens when guys think they’re Lebron James. Cause they always tend to make excuses when they lose or call BS crap all the time…like who the heo would call 3 seconds or backcourt in a pickup game type of BSish…

  263. d1島 June 3, 2009 8:15 pm

    ….Bradley jumped over him? 😯

  264. labrat June 3, 2009 8:21 pm

    I like Tonga. Huge upside. Mack will mode him into a very good player. I am thinking maybe will or sam.

  265. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 8:27 pm

    Aulola is like 6’2-3ish right and about 200 sumtin??? I bet they move him to linebacker as he gets stronger. Nah, nevermind keep him back there and let him slam guys. Rodney Bradley is going to put the hurt on secondary’s this year, I feel sorry… Isn’t the other Kahuku kid a Safety too, Kamalani Alo?

  266. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 3, 2009 8:32 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 3rd, 2009 at 8:06 pm
    Auloa Tonga was at practice today.
    The guy is huge.
    He looks like a big-hitting safety or maybe an outside linebacker.
    He has really good footwork.
    Only one downside: on one play, he was matched, one on one, against Rodney Bradley. You can imagine how that went.

    Yup… Someone other than Auloa was “sleeping” aftah… 😎

  267. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 8:32 pm

    He said he’s 6-2, but he actually looked taller.
    All of the offensive guys kept referring to him as the “big guy over there.”

  268. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 3, 2009 8:32 pm

    ok… I shouldn’t blog when I drive.

  269. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 3, 2009 8:33 pm

    You know who looks taller than he’s what he’s listed.

    Ryan Henry.

  270. Stephen Tsai June 3, 2009 8:33 pm

    I was impressed with the birthday guy — Royce Pollard.
    He had a painful blister on his right hand. But he made some nice catches.
    Greg Alexander and Brent Rausch worked as slotbacks when they weren’t throwing. Rausch has some pretty good cut moves.

  271. Kazz (blkberry_storm) June 3, 2009 8:35 pm


    I meant to say: “you know who looks taller than what he’s listed?”

    (Yup… I shouldn’t blog while I drive. 😆 )

  272. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 8:39 pm

    Greg as a slot, just think with his size if he had some hands and quick feet… scary!

  273. Stretch June 3, 2009 8:40 pm

    Stephen Tsai:
    June 3rd, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    Jame Dixon and Riley Wallace are going to play golf at Waikele Friday.

    I wonder who else will be golfing with them. Riley is part of the Boyd Group, right?? I wonder if they need to fill out the foursome??

  274. Pauoa Boy June 3, 2009 8:42 pm

    I meant Alexander not Salas…

  275. d1島 June 3, 2009 8:42 pm

    93 days until football.

  276. d1島 June 3, 2009 8:47 pm

    Washington State

    PULLMAN — With the severe economic slump, the popular perception of Washington State’s proposed, dramatic “Phase 3” remodel to its football facility is that it might be deader than the Cougars’ prospects when USC came to town last fall.

    As recently as September, all systems were go on the project, which was to have begun in the first half of 2009 and been completed by the 2010 football season. In fact, artist’s renderings of the remodel were prominent in the 2008 football media guide and recruits were wooed partly on the basis of that vision.

    Barely more than two months later, however, WSU had scuttled the time frame because of the looming recession and what Sterk called a “nonexistent” bond market.

    Now WSU might not wait until the recession subsides before moving ahead with its renovation.

    Late last year, what was viewed as a $40 million project was to be financed with $16 million in donations and pledges, plus revenue bonds. WSU is now reassessing what funding model might fit if it built the facility at a reduced cost.

    The project would have 18 luxury suites priced at $35,000 to $50,000 annually. Loge boxes — clusters of four or six semiprivate seats — are $9,000 to $15,000 a year. Club seats would go for $1,700 to $2,000 annually.

    Sterk issued a cautionary note, saying, “There are a lot of ifs in there.” But the project is seen as necessary for WSU’s economic stability, especially with two other Northwest schools, Oregon and Oregon State, having done major upgrades in recent years to their stadiums.

  277. d1島 June 3, 2009 8:52 pm

    From the “There’s one in every crowd” Dept.


    You wonder if this cat has just used up his 9th and final life as a member of the WSU program. Xavier Hicks JR (yes, that Xavier Hicks Jr) was arrested on Monday afternoon while driving with a suspended license. If you are scoring at home, that’s now strike number four for the guy who just can’t seem to stay out of the way of the law.

    But even though the latest mistake isn’t that big of a deal, maybe it’s time to look at the entire body of work and see someone making poor decision after poor decision? Remember:

    1) Credit-card theft and rubbing alcohol in a teammate’s contacts holder, which could have been extremely dangerous. Assault, 45 days in jail.
    2) Arrested for leaving jail by driving with a suspended license.
    3) Failed to show up for a work release program, and put back in jail as a consequence.

  278. d1島 June 3, 2009 8:56 pm

    …and for the Tsaiko gamers.

    also from the same blog

    Hmmm. Seems as though EA Sports has launched their new “teambuilder” feature for the upcoming NCAA Football game, NCAA Football 10. You can check it out here (there is a quick registration, but it’s painless). A big tip of the hat to the Cougfan forums for finding this.

    Why does this matter? Well, basically the feature of teambuilder added to this year’s game allows you, the user, to create a team online and then import it and play it in NCAA Football 10. Fair enough. A pretty cool little feature for getting your videogame geek on.

    But one of the features is that in creating a team, you can choose EXISTING team uniforms, stadiums, logos, etc, and play them in the game. So, for example, say you wanted to recreate the 1997 WSU Cougar team, complete with stadium, uniforms, logo, etc. You can do that with the game.

    One thing though. Because the game lets you choose existing uni’s? That means that the new WSU uniform is available as an option to choose from! That’s right, the new Nike uni’s are on the EA Sports website. Check it out.

  279. roysan16 June 3, 2009 8:58 pm


    Each of us take one orbit in life. For the players and fans, win or lose, having these games is something that all can relish. Take this once in a life time experience of playing the best team in the Nation and savor this opportunity as setting the ground work for the future UH teams that play USC. Take your one orbit in life and extract as much as you can. And playing the USC game certainly fills this void for the players, coaches and the fans.

    A watered down schedule, playing cupcakes, and maybe cinching a bowl invite has it’s perks for the school. But it doesn’t define one as a player, a competitor, and as a man–as compared to having the chance of playing the USC’s…at least that’s the way I’d look at it if I were a player.

    The dividends of taking your shots with the best can be immeasurable.Games, like this, you want seeds planted for the future. And you want them to someday germinate and pollinate in the minds of the Hawaii youngsters watching on.

    Games against USC perpetuates a spirit that leaves the players endowed with the feeling they’re blazing the trails for the next. This, for the players, is so encompassing. And more of a greater feeling for themselves as a person and player than if they played cupcakes and limped into the bowl game (IMO).

  280. d1島 June 3, 2009 8:58 pm

    Here’s the link referenced in the above blockquote:

  281. al June 3, 2009 8:58 pm

    i always felt the salas had good hands and he is good at warding off the hand checks.

  282. al June 3, 2009 9:11 pm

    this is what’s happening at SSC w/new hope

    Spirit Of Aloha Celebration Weekend June 5, 6, 7

    Be a part of the fun at New Hope Oahu’s annual “Spirit of Aloha” weekend Celebration at the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Arena.

    Friday, June 5th… Free concert featuring award-winning Christian artist Tommy Walker and new artist Anne Gilbert. Doors open at 6:00PM / Concert begins at 7:00PM. Joining the concert will be New Hope’s praise & worship band and dance teams, together with a 100+ member choir.

    Then Saturday and Sunday, hear an inspirational message from Pastor Wayne Cordeiro. Service times are Saturday, June 6 at 6:00 PM and Sunday June 7th at 8:00AM & 11:00AM. This year we will also be presenting awards in recognition of a few random acts of kindness performed by members of our community. The chosen recipients have displayed the true heart of serving the people of O’ahu.

    This is a weekend you won’t want to miss! For more information call the church office at 842-4242 or log onto

    yup a very big event don’t miss it….its free.
    (maybe a tsaiko you all know is singing in the choir)

  283. whitey June 3, 2009 9:14 pm

    stretch, use your ace, duffer, cause he going be there.

  284. al June 3, 2009 9:14 pm


    new hope christian fellowship has been having many events/services at the ssc for years now. they also use the nbc on occasion when the ssc is unavailable. its been a great relationship because the university can pick up additional revenues.

  285. Stretch June 3, 2009 9:16 pm

    June 3rd, 2009 at 9:14 pm
    stretch, use your ace, duffer, cause he going be there.

    lol… I seen them at the airport this afternoon. Those guys doing plenty traveling for golf especially since they are going to be on Kauai next week.

  286. βρεω808 June 3, 2009 9:43 pm

    ST – Mahalo for the updated Warrior rosters! Did Rego get his medical red-shirt year?

    So…. the HA-techies couldn’t fix the WB video? I think many of us didn’t get our Wai/Tsai fix for the week. 😯 😀 🙄

  287. βρεω808 June 3, 2009 9:46 pm

    ~~•~~~~•~ ❀ ❀ ❀ 😆 Happy..Birthday..joje!!! 😆 ❀ ❀ ❀ ~•~~~~•~~

  288. Cuz Cuz June 3, 2009 9:46 pm


    Where are Marc Moody, Art Laurel, and Josh Andrews on the D depth chart?

  289. βρεω808 June 3, 2009 9:50 pm

    ~•~~~~•~ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ Bon..Voyage..jm2375!!! ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ~•~~~~•~

    I hope you and your family and a wonderful (“Part-A” of your) vacation! 😆 😀 😆

  290. jojo ® June 3, 2009 11:32 pm

    still so full

  291. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:05 am

    Hey- what time izzit?

    # Stephen Tsai:
    June 3rd, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    All seven QBs were out there. I’ll post pix at midnight-oh-five.

  292. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:06 am


  293. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:06 am


  294. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:06 am

    well, that is a deep subject…

  295. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:07 am

    marching along to 300

  296. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:07 am

    I wonder where the QB pix are?

  297. Jason June 4, 2009 12:07 am

    I guess somewhere in the world, it’s not 12:05 yet. 🙁

  298. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:07 am

    Saw Donnie Darko tonight.

  299. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:08 am

    Anyone wanna try to explain it to my son?

  300. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:08 am

    Hi Jase!

  301. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:09 am

    mission accomplished.

  302. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:09 am

    Thanks for the scoops on the SSC goings on!

  303. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:11 am

    ❗ HAUOLI LAHANAU to RICH2176 ❗

  304. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:12 am

    hmmm. mebbe he meant midnight tomorrow…

  305. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 4, 2009 12:14 am

    I gotta get some sleep.


  306. bully99 June 4, 2009 12:29 am

    where is ikaika mahoe on the defense roster that kid can play dt or fb coach mac call him the freight train.also good job to kolten wong in baseball one more good year big money coming your way in the future. and for marc moody where are you i do not see you on the uh warriors defense depth chart.

  307. Ludochkka June 4, 2009 2:47 am

    Красавчег! Пиши исчё!

  308. wafan June 4, 2009 3:06 am

    I brought the eggs!

    I see the spam is already here.

  309. wafan June 4, 2009 3:06 am

    Good morning, all!

  310. wafan June 4, 2009 3:07 am

    And, the rice, of course!

  311. βρεω808 June 4, 2009 4:13 am


    midnight-oh-five” has come and gone over hea…. 🙄 😀

  312. βρεω808 June 4, 2009 4:18 am

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  313. βρεω808 June 4, 2009 4:22 am

    βρεω tries again… 😳

    😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀
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  314. βρεω808 June 4, 2009 4:36 am

    βρεω tries again^2… 😳 😳

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  315. Rich2176 June 4, 2009 4:46 am

    Good Morning Brew! Got lots of energy this morning, huh? Thanks for the greeting. The 66.666666 looks like my blood alcohol level after 4 days of golf, two of which were charity tournaments.

  316. βρεω808 June 4, 2009 4:48 am

    Woohoo! USC, Army, BYU, Colorado, UNLV…. (maybe a few more Wash/Ore schools?)….. 🙄 How ’bout some ‘bay area games (not SJSU)? 😯

    βρεω –> b gone –> 😆

  317. βρεω808 June 4, 2009 4:51 am

    Hiya Rich! Happy Birthday!!! Hey…. at least there’s blood, and it’s flowing! 😆

    ((((Margo)))) 😀 😆

  318. Garret June 4, 2009 5:11 am

    Looks like BYU got the #1 rated QB recruit in the country.

    Washington prep star Jake Heaps, who is rated by some recruiting Web sites as the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the country, has chosen BYU and will make the announcement this afternoon, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.

    According to the release, Heaps had offers from 26 programs as of June 1. He recently narrowed his list of favorites to BYU, Washington, LSU, California and Tennessee.

    BYU and Washington have been considered the front-runners for the past few weeks.

    Heaps is 28-0 as a starter for Skyline High in Sammamish, Wash., leading his team to state championships as a sophomore and a junior.

  319. Garret June 4, 2009 5:13 am

    NY Times has SJSU as the #90 team in the country. I don’t really like their high point from last season, but it was SJSU’s best win.

    High point: San Jose State’s only victory over an F.B.S. team with a winning record was a 20-17 win at Hawaii. As WAC fans will tell you, it is not easy to win in Honolulu. A 31-14 victory over New Mexico State put the Spartans at 3-0 in conference play, and a 30-24 win over Idaho two weeks put them at 4-1.

    San Jose State opens its season with U.S.C. and Utah, two of the five B.C.S. game winners from a season ago. They are the only program in the F.B.S. to feature such a daunting first two weeks.

  320. djmitcho June 4, 2009 5:32 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! Only one more day to the weekend. Hope everyone has a good one

  321. djmitcho June 4, 2009 5:50 am

    Happy Birthday Rich!

  322. letsgowarriors June 4, 2009 6:06 am

    any other young ones were out there practicing with the team besides the qbs and tonga?

  323. Kim June 14, 2009 10:09 pm

    Where is Eric Kalima at and Keali’i Frank

  324. Kim June 14, 2009 10:09 pm

    Where is Eric Kalima at and Keali’i Frank

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