J-E-T-S release Patton

It’s too bad the New York Jets released Kenny Patton, who is a talented and athletic cornerback. But UH fans can meet with Patton this weekend. Patton and Leonard Peters, now with the Chicago Bears, will be guest instructors at the Hawai‘i Speed and Quickness clinic Saturday in Klum Gym. The session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. For details, go to hawaiispeedandquickness.com

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Tight end Jeremy Stevens of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out at UH’s grass practice field today. Stevens and UH defensive line coach Ikaika Malloe are good friends. Because it was an unsupervised workout, Malloe dropped off Stevens but wasn’t allowed to stay.


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Ryan Henry has made a strong first impression, displaying quickness and sure hands during yesterday’s unsupervised workouts. Henry, a junior-college transfer, is competing at slotback. During workouts, he joins two other transfers — Mike Tinoco and Craig Bell. A fourth transfer, Jovonte Taylor, reports to training camp next month.


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Leadership has many definitions. Adam Leonard, a senior, shows his leadership by bringing the water. No wonder so many players respect him.


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Quarterback Greg Alexander is fitting in, participating in yesterday’s drills in bare feet. I’m not sure what Inoke Funaki is doing in the background.



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Kawika Fuga, a former Leilehua High middle linebacker, has been working out with the fellas. This is a pretty good T-shirt:


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Know that little voice in the back of your head? For those who cover UH football, that voice belonged to Dara Young, who was a member of the stat crew. Her knowledge of football is vast, her commitment deep. She once got married in the morning, then kept stats that night. Here’s Dara:

Football is like air to me – which is why I suffocate between February and August. My wonderful father, bless his heart, probably thought his eldest was going to be a boy. But, he still watched sports in my presence, and I asked him a million questions about sports. As a 4-year-old, my favorite players were Alex Kaloi and (gasp!) O.J. Simpson! I LOVED Joe Moore as the KGMB sports anchor, and even asked for Joe’s autographed photo for my 5th birthday. I got my wish, by the way.

Remember those Troll Book orders in elementary school? Well, I ordered all the sports ones: “Ten Great NFL Quarterbacks,” and the list goes on. Dan Fouts, Ken Stabler, Tony Dorsett, Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris….they were all in the books I ordered. Then when I was 8, I got another gridiron thrill: my dad took me to the first NFL Pro Bowl in Hawaii!


As an Eastside rat who went to Kaiser, Scott Chan was my P.E. and health teacher. I had heard he was a pretty darn good player in the 1970s; he was a great teacher too. I dragged my girlfriend (a football hater) to the Kaiser games…then when we moved on to UH-Manoa, I somehow persuaded her to buy Super Rooter tickets with me. She was a quite a trooper and even stood in the rain with me and watched Jason Elam and the Rainbows beat Iowa!!! Think the rain did her in, because after that, I was on my own with UH football.

I got lucky and ended up working part-time in the UH Athletic Department first at the business office, then at the SID Office with Eddie Inouye, Thomas Yoshida, Lois Manin and Markus Owens. Great, great people – and UH still has fabulous people in that Athletic Department. I was a shy, quiet student who tried to soak up all I could under the “seasoned” students: The Advertiser’s own Dayton Morinaga and Henry Yamamoto, who served as the Wahine Volleyball P.A. during the Klum Days. After that, I became a UH Athletic Department barnacle – they just couldn’t get rid of me.

In between my job at the best hotel in Hawaii, I get to enjoy each UH home football game in person – sitting right behind Mr. Tsai, our beloved blog host. I’m lucky to be part of a great stats team who’s seen the lows and the highs. One of the most memorable games has to be the UH double overtime win over Fresno State in 1999…what a thriller!

And then there was 2007. What a season, what a finish. I just had to be there to join the Hawaii contingent in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl because it was one of the few opportunities I had to scream my head off (can’t do that during the games in the press box) for the Warriors. Following the Sugar Bowl and the administrative changes, I decided it was time to step it up and really put my money by my mouth and support the program. On the day that Coach Mack was named head coach, I sat there watching the press conference putting down my deposit for 2 season tickets. Although I won’t be sitting in those seats, I’ll still be screaming loudly…to myself.

I will now go back to lurking…GO WARRIORS

Here’s Dara as the Warrior:


And here’s what our shy Dara sounds like during a football game:



  1. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 10:52 am


  2. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 10:55 am

    Wow that’s a first for me….after all these years…”I’d like to thank the Academy. You LIke me…you really like me…” MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Inoke looks like he is doing some yoga in the background. Great to see that we seem to be getting a number of offensive weapons who are eager to play and show their stuff. Great that they are hungry. Also great humility and leadership shown by Adam Leonard…that’s what a team needs. KEEP IT UP WARRIORS!!!

  3. myki1 July 3, 2008 10:55 am

    Morning Stephen and James and everyone else!!

    Another hot and muggy day. Have a good one. See some of you this afternoon.

  4. koawahine July 3, 2008 10:57 am

    Hi Jesse.

  5. d1shima [sez:] July 3, 2008 11:00 am

    Meeean da guyz “foot”work

  6. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 11:00 am

    Hi koa…where’s koakane? koamahu? and koamahu’s cuz? today??

  7. d1shima [sez:] July 3, 2008 11:01 am

    Welcome to all the newcomers!

    Watch out fo’ the guy from da Big Island! 👿

  8. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 11:03 am

    I think Funaki is impersonating James.

  9. koawahine July 3, 2008 11:04 am

    Koakane left early this morning.

  10. J-Dog July 3, 2008 11:04 am

    Good to see all the new boys fitting in well.

  11. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 11:05 am

    d1…you crack me up

  12. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 11:07 am

    Wreck…I never do those moves since last Tuesday….MWAHAHAHAHAHA

  13. J-Dog July 3, 2008 11:07 am

    Now that it’s July, has the Under Armour contract officially taken effect?

  14. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 11:07 am

    Maybe he’s impersonating A-Sports stretching before throwing da darts….MWAHAHAHAHA

  15. koakane™ July 3, 2008 11:07 am

    moved over from last post

    # Stretch:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Speaking of Koakane, from what I understand, he will be showing up to the party at 1pm to make sure that the beverages are, gulp gulp “not to sweet” gulp gulp “not to rancid” gulp gulp “but jjjuuuuuuuuuuuuusstt right”

    as my email said before going early to set up but if need official tasta I not going refuse. I not like some guys who golf then show up lattas and ask what happened.

    also add g to my merry band of helpers.

    last I hear koma was either practicing to be part of tsaiko band or doing something at the capital 😯

  16. NYUH July 3, 2008 11:07 am

    Boo hoo, I lost my recording of the UH -Washington game I recorded on Sunday when the cable man replaced my box today. I played here from 9am to 11 and showed mainly the amazing comeback by the Warriors topped off by Colt’s 50 yard in-the-air throw to Rivers for the win. Not to mention the great defensive stop and interception at the end. I’m sure a lot of people here on the East-Coast enjoyed watching it.

  17. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 11:08 am

    J-Dog….I think it officially took effect yesterday….

  18. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 11:09 am

    KK…who’s koma??? New blogger??? :mrgreen:

  19. koakane™ July 3, 2008 11:09 am

    stretch if you look closely at pic two there your water jugs for the bash

  20. Pride. July 3, 2008 11:10 am

    Great bio Dara. Thanks for contributing

  21. MeiLing July 3, 2008 11:10 am

    Very cool, Dara!


    Back to the couch… don’t have to work anymore today… or so they say…

  22. myki1 July 3, 2008 11:10 am

    Great bios from our ladies!! I guess we have quite a few jockettes in the group. I too will be attending Mrs. Macks ladies clinic. I need a lot of help!!

  23. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 11:11 am

    NYUH…I’m sure someone here has a copy they’d be willing to burn for you on DVD if you want one.

  24. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 11:12 am

    Great bio Dara…man the Tsaikettes are representing…Gee I can remember when only Maryanne was a Tsaikette….and Gigi…and A-sports was just a lurker….

  25. Loa July 3, 2008 11:12 am

    good late morning gang!

    nice to see the guys working hard at the UW’s

    dara – great bio, btw i heard Dr. Kaloi’s alma mater getting field turf and new rubber track. too bad kinda far for the warriors to practice on rainy days, but then again always raining up the heights too.

    have a safe and happy 4th weekend!

  26. koakane™ July 3, 2008 11:16 am

    (Jesse) James:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Wow that’s a first for me….after all these years…”I’d like to thank the Academy. You LIke me…you really like me…”

    yes we gave a winner

  27. al July 3, 2008 11:26 am

    nice dara!
    nice to see that girls can act nutz just like us!

  28. al July 3, 2008 11:30 am

    tsai master or master tsai….which is it?

    oh well…..you decide.

    was there a subliminal message in your ommittance of the arrival of dustin blount next month???

    or just an inadvertent ommittance???

    oh, thank you in advance master.

  29. Blackie July 3, 2008 11:31 am

    Ha ha! I love that “Warrior” look.

  30. Wena July 3, 2008 11:37 am

    If you ever read this, have Cheryl call Maile at the school.

    Hey James–
    First huh?

  31. Kazz July 3, 2008 11:39 am

    I think Dara would have been a better Wahine Warrior than Stephanie Lum!!! :mrgreen:

  32. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 11:41 am

    I forgot. I’m old.

  33. koakane™ July 3, 2008 11:41 am

    kden some clarification about memorabilia stuff.

    just choose something which will give a snap shot of whom you are when responding on the blog. any item when seen everyone will know its you. don’t want to give out ideas cause will spoil the mystic of the culcha table. well i guess on example would not hurt. ph__us shot glass made by ta dahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    see how easy. if want answer need to be there at blogbash.

    oh and may the force be with you

  34. Kazz July 3, 2008 11:41 am

    Greg Alexander is a few more steps away from da permanent shaka wit da same hand holding da green bottle, body leaning foward, free hand unda da shirt rubbing da opu.. 😆

  35. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 11:43 am

    This is how it goes:
    I approach a player with my camera. Player always says, “no, no, no.” Then the player smiles and flashes a shaka sign.
    That’s how you can tell who the newbies are, like Ryan Henry.

  36. LizKauai [Believer] July 3, 2008 11:45 am

    aw-right, Dara!

    NOTE FROM bhf2:
    He spoke to Shirley, sec’y at the jugs machine fixing place. One machine was fixed and brought back to the field and is usable. The other has a broken controller and the part has been ordered.

    Woo Hoo! Tsai-ko Power!

    So- we may want to think about passing the “jug” for the jugs machines at the bash so that a certain Tsai-ko motivator and executor is not out of pocket by himself….


  37. bonar July 3, 2008 11:46 am


  38. Kazz July 3, 2008 11:49 am

    RE: Adam Leonard.

    I hope more fans appreciate what this guy means to the team.

    Back in the ’06 year you could feel he was going to be an impact player and a future leader.

    No doubt when the new uniforms go on sale next month, #44 SHOULD be the primary # for sale.

  39. bonar July 3, 2008 11:49 am

    Nice read Dara! Welcome Ryan!

  40. wafan July 3, 2008 11:49 am

    Great bio Dara. I like the dicotomy of “. . . shy and quiet . . .” to the sound on the video clip. HA! On the other hand, what are you like when you decide to make some noise?


  41. koakane™ July 3, 2008 11:50 am


    TSAIKO CULCHA memorabilia drop off’s

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

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

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

    Maui Al will handle your island

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

    Time getting short better think fast then stuff and bag it. Now you know the dates, times and who to get it to.

    Thanks eh……………… koakane

  42. bonar July 3, 2008 11:51 am

    haha, the Snake! I lived a couple of blocks from him and many other Raiders when I was a kid. Back then, too, he had the reputation for being a hard partier. Some things never change!

  43. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 11:51 am

    Hey, when did we get the numbers back?

  44. bonar July 3, 2008 11:52 am

    Being light on your feet takes practice, as Inoke demonstrates.

  45. bonar July 3, 2008 11:53 am

    If I ever had a son, I’d want him to be like Adam.

  46. Kazz July 3, 2008 11:53 am


    Yup like James mentioned, it’s official as of two days ago. The Rainbowtique just “upped” their inventory last week I think: http://www.uhrainbowtique.com . Jerseys, as I was told, won’t be in until early-mid August.

    ST, I assume the players won’t get their new UA gear and other goodies until the start of Fall Camp?

  47. g-nalo July 3, 2008 11:56 am

    also add g to my merry band of helpers.

    Koakane – hey, is this me?

    IF so i’ll help you however i can, but my taste buds kinda numb nowadays, might need quite a bit of “tasting”………………..burp??!!

    hello hello everybody!

  48. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 11:56 am

    got the numbers back yesterday.

  49. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 11:58 am

    Since nobody reads this blog, I guess I can let you in on a little secret: Many players prefer to wear Nike cleats. Shhhh. Don’t tell.

  50. koakane™ July 3, 2008 11:59 am

    if you not sure what to do see #33. I hope this answers all the email been getting.

    alojah doing esme whoooosh hip hop tip top soa toe gotta go holo holo

    play good together now

    lunc howa

  51. koakane™ July 3, 2008 12:02 pm

    no g-nalo meant help with set up first then lattas we party

    da oddah private sector guy to busy with golf

    opps now gone

  52. g-nalo July 3, 2008 12:04 pm

    no g-nalo meant help with set up first then lattas we party

    da oddah private sector guy to busy with golf

    opps now gone


  53. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 12:05 pm

    What’s wrong with UA cleats? As for me, I love my SAS rubber-soled sandals. Great for golf. Might be good for football, too.

  54. Kazz July 3, 2008 12:15 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    July 3rd, 2008 at 11:58 am
    Since nobody reads this blog, I guess I can let you in on a little secret: Many players prefer to wear Nike cleats. Shhhh. Don’t tell.

    I have no idea what to say to that …

  55. A-House July 3, 2008 12:17 pm

    Hi Dara:

    Great bio!

    You, UHfan808, and Midori7 seem to come from the same mold – just great Warrior fans.

    How come you get to sit behind ST? Shouldn’t you be in front of him? Just joking, good neighbor.

  56. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 12:19 pm

    I guess that solves the problem. I’ll tell the players to wear SAS rubber-soled sandals.

  57. Garret July 3, 2008 12:20 pm

    Great bio Dara! It is awesome that you have been able to be involved with UH Athletics for so long…you have seen so many games and have had great views of everything!

  58. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 12:21 pm

    ST, and no need socks.

  59. A-House July 3, 2008 12:23 pm


    your post on the previous blog re SID’s office at UH.

    seems we are the same radio freq – I posted a couple of days ago about my dissappointment of the seemingly lack of info to support UH and its athletes seems common sense to me, but————-.

    maybe the forest is too big and they concentrate only on the trees directly in front of them.

  60. Garret July 3, 2008 12:24 pm

    I think this was already posted yesterday or that the news is out anyway, but just in case anyone didn’t hear about this yet…looks like UH might open the season on a Friday and that they will be paying a reasonable amount beyond travel costs. Unfortunately, travel costs might be crazy with the way things are going now.

    Depending on how the final negotiations go, the Central Arkansas Bears might be bidding the state of Arkansas aloha next season.

    At least for one game.

    Central Arkansas Athletic Director Brad Teague confirmed on Wednesday that he is in talks with the University of Hawaii to open the 2009 football season at Hawaii.

    Teague said that he originally approached Hawaii officials about three weeks ago. He was told the Warriors were looking for someone to play in Hawaii on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009.

    After talking to Central Arkansas Coach Clint Conque, Teague went back to Hawaii with a proposal to play on the preceding Thursday. Conque wanted the extra days off to recover after the long flight and a presumably tough game against a Football Bowl Subdivision team. Additionally, Conque was worried about the quick turnaround to face in-state rival Arkansas-Pine Bluff the following weekend.

    Hawaii officials balked at the Thursday date, but suggested Friday as a compromise.

    The details aren’t completely worked out, but the guarantee for the game is tentatively set at $ 125, 000 plus travel and meal costs. That’s less than the $ 200, 000 minus travel expenses that Tulsa has guaranteed Central Arkansas for traveling to play the Golden Hurricane this season, but it’s more than the $ 100, 000 minus travel costs the Bears took to travel to Louisiana Tech last season.

  61. wafan July 3, 2008 12:25 pm

    When I see Vili on TV he looks so big. But, in photographs and standing next to others he is kind of a small guy! Must be the make-up or something. Maybe he pumps up prior to game time.

  62. Garret July 3, 2008 12:26 pm

    Pretty cool that in consecutive paragraphs the article mentions Bess, Reagan, and Samson!

    The Dolphins will likely carry five wide receivers, with Ted Ginn Jr. and Ernest Wilford holding down the first two positions. That means it will be a wide-open battle in training camp among Greg Camarillo, Derek Hagan, David Kircus, Davone Bess, Selwyn Lymon, Jayson Foster, John Dunlap and Justin Wynn for the remaining three wideout jobs. Once again, versatility may make the difference, especially if a burner like Foster shows he can produce returning kickoffs or provide a suitable replacement for Ginn on punt returns.

    Fullback and tight end are key positions in what appears to be a run-first offense. With just two fullbacks on the roster (Reagan Mauia and Boomer Grigsby), it’s likely both will be on the squad come September. Sparano and offensive coordinator Dan Henning will keep two or three tight ends, all of whom will probably come from the group of David Martin, Anthony Fasano, Justin Peelle and Sean Ryan.

    The Dolphins are improved, though somewhat shallow, on the offensive line. While veteran Vernon Carey and rookie Jake Long will lock down the starting tackle positions, Trey Darilek, Julius Wilson, Dan Gore, and Daren Heerspink don’t inspire much confidence as the third or fourth tackle in the rotation. There is slightly better news at guard, with Shawn Murphy, Justin Smiley, Ikechuku Ndukwe, and Steve McKinney likely to be the top four battling it out for the three or few guard spots. Center Samson Satele may not have a dedicated backup; rather, the team might opt to carry a flexible lineman who can back up Satele and the guard position as well.

  63. Tombo Ahi July 3, 2008 12:30 pm

    excellent bio dara. excellenter photo!

  64. wafan July 3, 2008 12:30 pm

    Anyone having the comments jump back to the top when they refresh or submit a comment? Yesterday the blog would send you back to the point where you started/ended.

    I hope the techies make up their minds SOON.

  65. A-House July 3, 2008 12:32 pm


    JD’s August community day to spruce-up lower campus.

    hope he/staff will put out word early what the needs are so the community can save that day and begin to gather whatever is needed to help out.

    also, hope that JD and his crew can plan, organize, direct, and supervise the masses that turn out to help – it may turn out to be a MAJOR undertaking – it may take much more planning time than anticipated.

    a simple item as fluids to keep all hydrated and where they will be located – medical support for those who go “overboard” – etc. – do we being our own lunch?

    it would be total chaos is a plan is not in place.

  66. las vegas July 3, 2008 12:33 pm

    Dara+Kaiser=nuff said

    on a sadder note, good bye Bozo R.I.P.

  67. wafan July 3, 2008 12:35 pm

    Let us see if this works.

    A video of a car that runs on water. I think Garret might have posted something about it already. But, if not . . .

    Looks like it uses batteries of some sort, too.

  68. Barry Markowitz July 3, 2008 12:36 pm

    I wonder if UH players will be able to black out their Nike logos and wear them at games/practice. UA shoes tend to “roll”, as they seem to be more flash wannabe technology than real substance. Hate to say it, but the shoes could negatively affect, particularly, our line performance offensively in particular. Bulla and I both have both mentioned separately that neither of these shoes can hold a candle to New Balance. Abe has had to switch from New Balance to Nike at his new school. It is sad that income is now more important than what functions best at Div 1 schools. btw, Dara, next Halloween I suggest you go as a SteveM shirted Tsaikette.

  69. A-House July 3, 2008 12:43 pm


    re your # 60 post

    Interesting that coaches tend to grumble about turn-around-time after playing in Hawaii to prepare for their next opponent when Hawaii has been doing this for years.

    Coach Conque, like so many other “regional” or play only in your area coaches, will not give credit to Hawaii’s football team during the season – and, sports casters/writers, tv-types, are the worst of all – they sit in their little cubby hole, cummfi and content, with very little or no experience in time/distance travel and what it does to you physically, but keep blasting Hawaii.

  70. Bulla July 3, 2008 12:44 pm

    I agree, New Balance is a great shoe for linemen. UA shoes might be good for the ‘pretty boyz’, but in the trenches where the real men are, they need something with more, not less, stability. kind of like playing basketball at crane park with ballerina shoes….very attractive but very dysfunctional.

    that’s my 2 cents, and i’ll wait for my refund, haha

  71. BG July 3, 2008 12:45 pm

    Saw the PAC 10 discussion on the last blog…

    As Koakane mentioned, this thing about conference affiliation (more specifically, PAC 10) comes around a couple of times a year (during the off-season). But, seeing that there are few football related topics to talk about, we might as well keep the discussion going.

    Koakane nailed it when he asked for the criteria. We’re really looking for the proverbial black cat in a blacked out room who’s not there (without the criteria). But, being sports fans, we’re willing to talk about it until someone can provide the “Golden List”, yeah?

    Speculating, I would guess that the PAC 10 looks at the entire package…facilities, academics/research, sports, alumni support, location, and economics. I only have a lunch hour, so I’ll just pick a couple to comment on.

    Sports…what do we have to offer than a football team? I mean, right now, not down the road. Of course, the whole sports lineup COULD improve in the future. Do we think that the P10 will look at potential or what’s fact right now? Or, more importantly, what’s been the history of the school(s).

    Location…OK, there could bucks to be made in playing P10 in football. But, what do you think goes through the minds of the deliberating committee when they have to consider the costs of sending all the non-revenue sports to play in Hawaii? Think about this when trying to see ourselves as others see us…what are the chances that the P10 would invite the University of Anchorage, Alaska, if that institution had all the sports, facilities, etc.? They are almost exactly the same non-stop flight time as we are to Phoenix, AZ!

    OK, back to work pretty soon…final thought for now…believing that we can achieve anything is great for us fan(atics) because it doesn’t cost us anything (except maybe a donation here and there). But, when limited resources have to be spent to achieve a goal or dream, that’s when Reality steps into the picture with a thunderous crash! We can spend our whole recruiting budget going after the top recruits in the nation (with our budget, that might be ONE), or we do the reality check and go after the best quality with the best chance for us to land (as I think we do presently). Not putting down “Believing” because it’s a valid concept, however, it’s also beneficial to understand when it can be applied.

    Work is calling…lattahz

  72. homey's proxy July 3, 2008 12:46 pm

    Hi Dara! homey ordered those kinds of books too. Actually, he borrowed those books from his fellow students.

    Have a nice day.

  73. Bulla July 3, 2008 12:46 pm


    mahalo for the bio, nice read, so dedicated….gotta love it. being that i have a perfectly shaped head….how do i know that? because God made perfect heads, and the rest have hair….haha,

    but sitting behind the world reknown ST at games, how much light reflects off of the front of his magnanimous brain? is it distracting….wanted to know, usually i’ll wear a visor to offset the ‘glare’ i create.

    thanks again, see you at the gamez

  74. bonar July 3, 2008 12:49 pm

    On UA stuff, I’ve inspected the shoes and I wouldn’t trust them.

  75. HiFlyer July 3, 2008 12:51 pm

    Very nice bio.

  76. HiFlyer July 3, 2008 12:52 pm


  77. oldie July 3, 2008 12:52 pm


    You make some good points about Hawaii and BYU being the best candidates for the Pac-10 to consider. The down side to that combo is that they are not good travelling partners. It doesn’t matter for football, but in other sports, a team will usually play 2 away games at schools within the same vicinity each weekend: Arizona and Arizona St, UCLA and USC, Oregon and Oregon St, etc. Because of the distance between Honolulu and Provo, it would be a strain to play in both cities in a single weekend. There must be ways to overcome that though.

    Meanwhile Boise St has aggressively pushed itself for consideration in other conferences. They have made it clear their aspirations are higher. Boise offers proximity, a winning tradition in football, and fans that travel well. However, except for proximity, Hawaii has a lot more to offer in so many different ways. Let’s hope our leaders start promoting Hawaii. We need them to make the Pac-10 aware of the many advantages of our university and State.

  78. Kazz July 3, 2008 12:54 pm

    Barry M,

    Thanks for the info about the cleats.

    I just hope that the guys will be using different cleats from UA as opposed to the ones you were talking about… Because no matter what, the guys will have to wear them.

    BTW, what do you mean by “roll”? Does this mean one might “roll” their ankle while using them?

  79. Kazz July 3, 2008 12:56 pm


    I actually have the UA “Evade” and maybe because I am not using them in a game situation or a heavy training session I don’t notice, but they’re fine to me.

    I just use them for gym use, on the treadmill and the eliptical machines. They do feel like the lightest shoe I ever had.

  80. 99club July 3, 2008 12:58 pm

    Excellent bio! What a terrific job to have for a Tsaiko…lucky you!


    She once got married in the morning, then kept stats that night.

    You are a brave fellow. 🙂

  81. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 1:03 pm

    Ever heard of BROOKS athletic shoes? Hubby bought them at Uyeda shoe store on University Ave,

  82. Barry Markowitz July 3, 2008 1:09 pm

    I hope that when someone does the next story (good job yesterday Mike Tsai) on Education 1st, that probable UH new staffer, Tony Tuioti, is given the credit he has never received. My understanding is that Tony wrote most of the original grant/funding requests…I am not personally happy with what seemed to transpire to him after he succeeded in bringing the program to fruition. So without dwelling on what may or may not have happened, Tony’s unrecognized success in bringing life to this program adds to his subtance in bringing UH to new previously unimaginable levels of success. Tony’s connections are amazing for such a young guy (NFL, universally respected by all Polynesians of all ethnicities, i.e. parents of recruited athletes), and he is a very hard working committed guy. Tony has high integrity, and is widely respected. I have absolute full confidence, that if Tony agrees to a paycut to come here, he will be a driving faction at UH that will make Jim Donovan’s job easier in fundraising, ticket sales, etc. I do hope that Na Koa or private donors also find a slot for Doris. I would rather see Doris concentrate on certain administrative concerns, freeing Tony to go out to make things happen, stirring up enthusiasm, and getting great players (with no baggage) to maintain UH’s new standards of excellence. Don’t even think about Pac 10 til Tony has done his magic for 3 years…UH needs to go into that negotiation with strength. Tony Tuioti’s presence will free up Coach McMackin to do what he does best….design defenses, coach….and eat with Tsaiko’s.

  83. J July 3, 2008 1:13 pm


    Message passed. Ask Allie about some cookies.

  84. Barry Markowitz July 3, 2008 1:15 pm

    Kazz, “roll” means that the sides of the shoe do not support the foot from rolling over the side of the plastic sole…you lose support, particularly as an o-lineman mirroring a usually lighter, possibly quicker d-lineman, or worse a super athletic Adam Leonard kine linebacker. Worse I have heard, is about separation of the sole of the shoe in some products, but not on New Balance.

  85. Kazz July 3, 2008 1:20 pm

    Barry Markowitz:

    July 3rd, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    Kazz, “roll” means that the sides of the shoe do not support the foot from rolling over the side of the plastic sole…you lose support, particularly as an o-lineman mirroring a usually lighter, possibly quicker d-lineman, or worse a super athletic Adam Leonard kine linebacker. Worse I have heard, is about separation of the sole of the shoe in some products, but not on New Balance.


    Man I hope that it will all work out for the best. I mean with Auburn, Maryland, South Carolina, Texas Tech, and others using UA I’m sure they will be quick to resolve any issues with equipment.

    Unless players are not speaking up…

  86. al July 3, 2008 1:33 pm

    st….glad to see that i am not the only one getting old.

    i actually forgot about ryan henry. he’ll probably turnout to be the best of the bunch.

  87. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 1:35 pm

    Al, ST, wait til you’re 99.

  88. d1shima July 3, 2008 1:37 pm

    Great bio Dara.
    Boy will have to watch wat is said about da wahine and sports knowledge.

    99 club,
    That is awesome funny! Missed it completely when I first read it! 😀

  89. d1shima July 3, 2008 1:40 pm

    Further echo what Barry and Bulla said about New Balance.
    #2 son used ’em last season and really liked ’em.
    New school signed with the Swoosh guyz but still he wanted to stay with NB however, the coach says white shoes for everyone. Alas, NB no mo’.

  90. bonar July 3, 2008 1:40 pm

    They kind of reminded me of a Reebok shoe in fit and shape that I had several years back. They’re comfortable, but as a walking shoe and they look sharp. I’m sure they could be used regularly for lifting. The back end of the shoe, though, seemed to promote rolling when doing plyometrics, side to side movements aerobics, etc., and if I did any kind of running I’d stick to a running shoe.

  91. d1shima July 3, 2008 1:43 pm


    Believe me, if a guy gets beat by a DE and gives up a sack he will “speak up” and blame everything under the sun including “my d4mn shoes, coach” for it. 😉

  92. FloridaTed July 3, 2008 1:49 pm

    Afternoon, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Found a computer for a little while, to stick my head in the village.

    Aloha, Dara, what a fun bio. Your husband must be in heaven, having a sports nut like you as a wife. You must blog more often, your blood is definately Tsaiko.


    Unfortunately I have to agree with you on the PAC-10. That league is not seriously looking to expand for at least 3 to 4 years and who knows where gas prices are then. If the Islands were 500 miles outside California, we would be in the PAC-10 already. It will be just a nice dream for many years to come. In the meantime, all energy should be expended to make the WAC a topnotch product. Down the line a mini play-off could be created with the non-BCS leagues, were the two highest ranked champions play for a guaranteed spot in a BCS Bowl. That would work for me.

  93. d1shima July 3, 2008 1:49 pm

    Nau pau lun chau wah…..

  94. Barry Markowitz July 3, 2008 2:13 pm

    D1, New Balance come in white…and you just use a permanent marker to draw the “swoosh”…life is easy.

  95. addahknowjoe July 3, 2008 2:35 pm

    Did everyone get a load of Dara’s scream? Wow! You’d make a good neighborhood mom that yells at all da kids fo stop playing and go home! Late already!

    BTW- Dara, Das you in the commercial yelling fo Phylis, asking what she going bring to the potluck?

  96. Wena July 3, 2008 2:42 pm


    I once owned SAS sandals. I heard they were really good….until one day the sandals literally got melted onto my foot, and I had to peel them off my foot, and my whole front of the foot was black. I took a picture of it because I thought that was the funniest thing, and I threw that sandals away. If I find that picture, I’ll ask Steve to post it.

  97. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 2:45 pm

    haha, Wena, you have HOT feet!

    maybe, you kept them for too long? How long did you have them? And how long did you wear them that day?

  98. (Jesse) James July 3, 2008 2:46 pm

    Good discussion going…

  99. 99club July 3, 2008 2:46 pm

    According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Georgia has had their seventh arrest of the off season. This time it was a 3rd string DE who punched a guy and broke the guy’s eye socket. He’s been suspended.

  100. jojo ® July 3, 2008 2:49 pm

    addahknowjoe – thanks for the message, I told my boss and stopped playing phone tag.

  101. 99club July 3, 2008 2:49 pm


  102. Wena July 3, 2008 3:11 pm

    I only wore them for church. It was comfortable, but not comfortabl when ripping them off my feet.

  103. NEO July 3, 2008 3:13 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos-

    I know I haven’t been very good about posting to the blog, but I want you all to know that I think about the Tsaikos often, and even though I’ve never met any of you in person, I know that this place is a place of refuge for me in the helter skelter world of work that I live in. It always amazes me to think about what the past 2 years of Warrior football has done… It’s brought people together, and has been a boon for Hawaii in this time of rising gas prices, inflation, flatulation, and a lot of people being out of work… but this… this group has been the place where we all come together and dish about how much we love something… So to Master Tsai, I say thank you, and to the others out there who take the care enough to read the comments, “tanks eh?” Here’s to another great season!

  104. mctruck July 3, 2008 3:15 pm

    Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th. goodnyte.

  105. addahknowjoe July 3, 2008 3:20 pm

    Whew! Thank you, jojo! I think we finally got everything straightened out for next week.

    BTW- I’m pretty sure he still doesn’t know, you know. I not telling. =)

  106. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 3:21 pm


    I’ll keep that in mind. Hope it doesn’t happen to me.

  107. trashouts July 3, 2008 3:23 pm

    All the Georgia players are in trouble because they are ROID RAGING! They need to get off the poi. Get them all tested right now.

  108. addahknowjoe July 3, 2008 3:24 pm


    The porch light will always be on- the front door will always be unlock. Whenever you ready, just come inside and join us and make yourself at home. You always welcome to join any of our gatherings.

    Hopefully we’ll all have the privilege of meeting you someday.

    Malama pono, my friend.

  109. BG July 3, 2008 3:26 pm

    Break time!!

    NEO and mctruck

    The same back achyuu!!! Good to see you on the blog from time to time…

  110. addahknowjoe July 3, 2008 3:27 pm


    Mahalo for the well wishes. Have a safe holiday weekend.

  111. BG July 3, 2008 3:28 pm

    HEY! It brought me back to the bottom of the blog when it posted. Does that mean that the puzzle of the “comment redirect” has been solved?

  112. BG July 3, 2008 3:29 pm

    NOPE! Went back to the top on my 2nd post.

  113. BG July 3, 2008 3:31 pm

    And my 3rd post was redirected to the bottom. Don’t have enough time to keep testing this out!!!! :shrug:

  114. homey ® July 3, 2008 3:33 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikonians.

    Thank you homey proxy for representing me.

    Dara – Taking game stats, that’s one thing as a bench player I hated to do. I would draw things on the stat sheets and miss some of the action. Hope to hear you soon!

  115. Maverick July 3, 2008 3:33 pm

    Aloha Gang –

    Just a HUUGE Mahalo to you for this awesome Blog that includes the most valuable info and photos we could ever ask for.

    Are we Worthy? Yes.

    Psssst & Howzit to all those names I know posted above that rarely see me visiting, but I see them!.

  116. BG July 3, 2008 3:34 pm

    Dang, I’m addicted now! After 4th post, was redirected to the bottom of the blog (comment area). Tadaaaaa

  117. homey ® July 3, 2008 3:36 pm

    BG – the code is supposed to redirect you to where you were last or to the bottom if you submitted a comment. Sometimes it doesn’t appear to be working correctly only because the page is still reloading.

  118. Maverick July 3, 2008 3:36 pm

    …And Happiest 4th of July. Keep our Keiki’s safe.

  119. BG July 3, 2008 3:37 pm

    And the 5th post left me at the beginning like before…BIG TEASE!!! Like this gf of 35 yrs ago…lol

    OK, break pau

  120. Jason July 3, 2008 3:38 pm


    I know I’ve heard about the UA shoes before, from Barry and some others. They have to continue working on that, I guess; they are pretty new to the cleat business.

  121. homey ® July 3, 2008 3:38 pm

    A-Joe – did you have fun sorting through the 100’s of pictures A-Sports took yesterday?

  122. homey ® July 3, 2008 3:44 pm

    Interesting shirt Ryan Henry is wearing. Must be a high school shirt.

  123. Pride. July 3, 2008 4:00 pm

    Homey…take a lap.

    Next time…keep your head in the game.

  124. Pride. July 3, 2008 4:01 pm

    Homey…from some very reliable sources. I heard that you never spent time on the bench.

  125. mauiwarrior July 3, 2008 4:02 pm

    Does anyone know if Dustin Blount is still coming? The blog mentions Jovante Taylor, but no Blount………………hmmmmmmmmmmm

  126. Pomai July 3, 2008 4:04 pm

    Is the UH logo copyrighted?

  127. Jason July 3, 2008 4:11 pm

    Pomai: Yes.

  128. wafan July 3, 2008 4:18 pm

    Pomai . . .

    That is why you do not see the “H” or the circular UH logo on any of the Tsai-ko marked items. Do not want to get into hot water with the UH and NCAA.

  129. MeiLing July 3, 2008 4:25 pm

    homey, do you know the Florendo’s from Waipahu?

  130. addahknowjoe July 3, 2008 4:26 pm


    Brah, get so much pics, addahknow which one fo choose!

  131. addahknowjoe July 3, 2008 4:27 pm

    UH logo trade marked

  132. addahknowjoe July 3, 2008 4:29 pm


    You and the Mrs have a wonderful Big Island Holiday weekend!

  133. addahknowjoe July 3, 2008 4:30 pm

    Oye! Hat trick!

  134. addahknowjoe July 3, 2008 4:31 pm


  135. kawika July 3, 2008 4:46 pm

    Saw on the AM 1500 webiste an article about UH possibly playing Central Arkansas in the 2009 season. here’s the link


    Any one know if this is true?

  136. Kazz July 3, 2008 4:56 pm


    Why is it taking forever for my 8-day weekend to start?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Man I can’t wait for the next week!!!

    -Camping this weekend North Shore side.
    -Tsaiko BLOG BASH!!!

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  137. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 4:58 pm

    I think Garret posted that link, too.
    Sounds like it’s true — and a perfect fit.

  138. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:00 pm


    I saw that around the net too…

    2009 could be another year to hope for a good season.

    We’ll have an offense that should be really comfortable by then and while we will be loosing great leaders on defense, the future at linebackers looks good with Paipai Falemalu and hopefully a certain Punahou son…. ***ahem***

    In 09 we got road games at UNLV and at Wazzu and home games against Navy and Wisconsin. To me, all four look “do-able”. Not to mention Fresno State looks to be rebuliding in 09 and Boise State will still be a young team and we will have them both at home.

    Those JC recruits could be pretty well-seasoned by 2009.

    2009 looks good to me so far…


    First things are first.


  139. Koa-mahu July 3, 2008 5:01 pm

    Kazz baby, I da get bikini all ready for you to pick me up. and no worry. I going lomilomi you all 8 days with happy ending. 🙂

  140. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 5:01 pm

    I’ve got a photo of the UA shoes that I’ll upload (download?) tomorrow.

  141. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:03 pm


    By perfect fit do you mean, like… if things really gel together this year and we have momentum coming into 2009, get ready to save some kala for some “bowling” in January???

    Like I mentioned at #138, I like the possibilities for 2009.

  142. Koa-mahu July 3, 2008 5:03 pm

    I all ready for the blog bash too! Koakane said he going pick me up.

  143. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:04 pm


    Like go sleep? U konna p out for a while if you like. 👿

  144. Jason July 3, 2008 5:04 pm


    And too bad about Kenny Patton. Again. But that’s how it is; everybody is bigger, faster, stronger. Even a great athlete like Patton can find it hard to stick around in an NFL camp.

  145. Koa-mahu July 3, 2008 5:05 pm

    Fine! sistah out! *snap*

  146. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:06 pm


    Did UA send someone to scan everyone’s feet to create “custom” shoes for each player like the article in the HA during Spring Ball mentioned a while back?

  147. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 5:06 pm

    Jason… Shoot me an e-mail with your number. I need to ask you something for the bash.

  148. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:07 pm


    Eh no get mad, like I said da last time… “I no like buy sweet bread”.

  149. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 5:09 pm

    you tell’um Kazz… 😆

  150. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 5:11 pm

    So we have the AWH clan, the False Clan, and ??? the Koakane??? Clan… That is funny… LMAO!

  151. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 5:13 pm

    only on the Warrior Beat…

    When we talk about Bulla and his family we call them the “Bulla’s”…
    same with the “Addahknow’s”, and the “SteveM’s”… Which makes me think…

    UNKO! UNKO! UNKO!!! 👿

  152. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:14 pm


    Ah… No can dat kine.

  153. trashouts July 3, 2008 5:14 pm

    If it is too expensive to be part of the PAC10 then why are we even in the WAC? The WAC should be bankrupt since “Hawaii” is a member and cost too much for everybody go over to Hawaii. We should build up our program to be a top notch power house then quit the WAC and become independant like Notre Dame and Navy. Make it us against the whole mainland.

  154. Jason July 3, 2008 5:17 pm

    WreckinEyez: I no get your e-mail. I’m updating my Address Book, remember? Everyone is supposed to send me their preferred e-mail address. You gotta e-mail me, jnagaoka (at) hawaii.rr.com.

  155. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 5:19 pm

    Good point trashouts,

    Everyone likes to talk about maybe joining the pac-10 and we have heard all the sides to that issue.

    What are the issues surrounding Hawaii becoming independent is something that I would like to read about. I’m not saying that is a good idea or bad but would like to see it be talked about…

  156. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:20 pm


    In MANY ways, it will always be and has been (for a real long time) Hawaii vs The U.S. Mainland (perception of NCAA athletics).

    Perhaps inclusion to a BCS conference could change this, but I will never hold my breath anymore.

    Whatever is the best for us will be the best.

    Everyone else can go try poke squid by Pali Longs.

  157. wafan July 3, 2008 5:24 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Poke squid.

    I have not heard that in forever. Of course, living up here how would I hear things like that?


  158. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:25 pm


    The first thing that comes to mind about Hawaii going independent is trying to fill a 12/13-game schedule as opposed to 3-4 non-conference games a season.

  159. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:26 pm


    Another one I haven’t heard or seen in a longtime since I was in grade school is: “spak”.

    I had to have my dad’s friend explain this one to me.

  160. homey ® July 3, 2008 5:36 pm

    Pride – I think it’s time you get better reliable sources. I sat on the bench so long that my butt looks like wood grain.

    MeiLing – That name doesn’t ring a bell. But then again I wasn’t in school much and I probably only recognize a few names. Anyway, after awhile all Filipino last names sound alike…Ignacio, Bonafacio, Pistacio…

    Time to head out to Manoa. Special duty tonight. I will be in the Woodland area.

  161. homey ® July 3, 2008 5:37 pm

    “spock” you guys laters.

  162. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:40 pm

    SPOCK – pidgin

    SPA’AHK – Hawaiian 😉

  163. Kazz July 3, 2008 5:42 pm


    Can anyone confirm that the easiest way to clean tako (just caught) is with a washing machine?

    The “side-ways” circular ones.

    -No soap, no nothing, just the water and have it go through the cycles…

    No I am not kidding. I heard this from a co-worker.

  164. homey ® July 3, 2008 5:45 pm

    Kazz – Hawaiian no mo “s”.

    Not many people bring a washing machine with them when they go poke tako.

  165. homey ® July 3, 2008 5:46 pm

    Okay, uniform on…I’m outta here.

  166. jm2375 July 3, 2008 6:09 pm


    I dunno about cleaning the tako, but the best way to tenderize it is throw it hard against the side of the sink about 10 times. No joke. It is written is some recipes for Spanish octopus (pulpo) tapas. Da odda way is to freeze it.

    Will people quit talking about going independent!! It ain’t gonna happen and trying to fill out a schedule nowadays is way too hard. Doesn’t anyone remember that UH used to play non-collegiate teams? The teams with a longer schedule like volleyball, baseball & basketball will never be able to fill out a full schedule. Wanna have them travel the whole season?!!

    OK off to dinner at Rah Rah Ramen in Kailua. Never been there before. Laterz.

  167. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 6:09 pm

    Newsday is running a poll on which player should be the next point guard for the Knicks.
    I voted for Anthony Carter, giving him eight votes.

  168. wafan July 3, 2008 6:11 pm

    Kazz . . .

    When we get the large tako up here we freeze them — solid for a few days. Once they are thawed out you do not have to work as hard, if at all, to soften them up.

    If you do use a front-loading washing machine be sure to run a couple loads of bleach and soad through before putting any clothing in! Nothing is more annoying than having cats follow you everywhere.


  169. wafan July 3, 2008 6:16 pm

    Oh, and the suckers tend to break off in the washing machine. So you would have to pick them off the walls of the basket. HA!

    Hey, not that I was the one that tried this method. One of my friends from the Big Island did. Boy his wife was upset with him for weeks! All i could do was laugh and enjoy a very tender tako.

  170. Jason July 3, 2008 6:18 pm

    10th! (for A.C.)

  171. duffer July 3, 2008 6:19 pm


    Back the days, my father used to rub salt on the tako and indeed threw them in the washer to tenderize and get the slime of the tako.

    The easiest way though is to lomi with hawaiian salt to get the slim off, rinse, cut the tako in bite size pieces, salt and flour and deep fry. Very tender.

  172. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 6:23 pm

    There was a nice little workout today.

  173. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 6:31 pm

    Tight end Jeremy Stevens worked out with the Warriors today.

  174. al July 3, 2008 6:37 pm


    that was addressed earlier. see post #28 and #32.

  175. FloridaTed July 3, 2008 6:39 pm


    Did the Buc’s TE Stevens teach our boys a few tricks of the trade? The Buc’s training camp starts soon, he’s taking a nice little vacation before the heat of camp goes full swing.

  176. d1shima July 3, 2008 6:45 pm

    I’m wondering if Coach Malloe is having to drop-off TE Stevens at all of his stops here?

  177. d1shima July 3, 2008 6:51 pm

    from the Bucs site

    Sister, Jameka, played volleyball at the University of Hawaii

  178. Kekoa July 3, 2008 7:07 pm

    My Pops retrieved an old wringer washing machine that still worked but had clearly seen better days. Some friends wanted to dump it because they felt it was too old to sell, but had to make room for their new one. Back in those days, Pops and I worked as a team diving and spearing at all our secret spots around Oahu that we knew would yield a fair amount of Tako. We tried not to take too many from each spot, and ho’o pahu’a the area.

    We would then ‘clean’ the Tako, and run the whole animal thru a short wash cycle in the old washing machine. When it stopped, we took it and ran it thru the wringer to tenderize it. Prolly, some of you younger folks may never have seen a ‘wringer’ attachment to an older model washer. It is simply two large rollers that are very similar to a rolling pin. Some had a smaller motor that turned the rollers as you fed the item thru, thus wringing it dry. Some had a manual hand crank.

    After that, it was salted, lomi’ed and then cut to smaller pieces to eat raw, cook dry, or deep fry. Cleaning and pounding squid the old fashioned way was labor intensive. This ‘revolutionary’ way was much easier when working with 50 to 150 Tako for a Luau. Time is always of the essence when prepping for a Luau.

    Next session, we will cover the preparation of the pig for the imu. Stay tuned.

  179. d1shima July 3, 2008 7:08 pm

    Since nobody reads this blog, I guess I can let you

    know it’s Jerramy.


  180. Stephen Tsai July 3, 2008 7:08 pm

    All I know is Stevens is a pretty large dude.

  181. expat July 3, 2008 7:13 pm

    One thing I really appreciate about the new site is the code that formats for the iPhone. Makes it easier to check in on the go.

    The PAC-10 has a remarkable symmetry. It would be a shame to ruin it with further expansion.

  182. chawan_cut July 3, 2008 7:23 pm

    From here where its already the 4th,

    Happy Fourth/4th of July!

    Be safe and have fun!

  183. Jason July 3, 2008 7:28 pm

    I’m not sure I want a “gentleman” like Jerramy Stevens around the team. And I use the term “gentleman” broadly.

  184. Justin July 3, 2008 7:45 pm

    Having a solid NFL player stopping by UH to work out is pretty sweet.

  185. Garret July 3, 2008 7:48 pm

    Feature article on Karl Dorrell, who went from being the head coach at UCLA to being the WR coach with the Dolphins. He will have a significant part in deciding whether or not Bess makes the team and if Bess gets any playing time or not if he does make the team.

    Dorrell, 44, was wide receivers coach for three seasons in Denver (2000-02), where he worked with Pro Bowl receivers Rod Smith and Ed McCaffrey. Dorrell is looking forward to working with Miami’s young wideouts, who will take the field again when camp opens July 26.

    “Sometimes you miss that as a head coach, being with the players day to day,” Dorrell said. “So, I’m enjoying this.”

    The Dolphins’ most prolific receiver last season, Marty Booker (50 catches, 556 yards), is gone, and he had only a single touchdown catch.

    Ernest Wilford, a free agent signee from Jacksonville, has played four NFL seasons and is Dorrell’s most experienced receiver. Others assured of making the team are second-year man Ted Ginn Jr. and third-year pro Derek Hagan.

    “It’s a young group, a group that has a lot of potential,” Dorrell said.

  186. Garret July 3, 2008 7:52 pm

    Interesting analysis of Miami’s roster and who will be expected to make the team. This part of the analysis is not good, since if Miami keeps only 1 FB they will likely keep Grigsby since he’s a key special teams player. However, other projections have Miami keeping 2 FBs, which would be good for Reagan.

    FULLBACK – Spots: 1

    Even money: Boomer Grigsby, Reagan Mauia

    Breakdown: There likely won’t be much use for a fullback in this offense because it’ll likely feature a lot of two tight ends, and three receiver sets. The fullback will primarily be used for short yardage situations. That means whoever finds a home on the 53-man roster needs to be a special teams demon, which makes Grigsby the front-runner unless Mauia turns into a bulldozer during the exhibition season. Both tight ends are very one dimensional.

  187. Garret July 3, 2008 7:55 pm

    Not too surprising that a big factor in a WR getting a roster spot would be how well he does as a returner. Bess is very elusive, but I hope that he got over the problem of letting punts drop and roll instead of catching them. At least Bess should make the practice squad, and he has a good shot at the active roster…that is great for an undrafted free agent rookie!

    RECEIVER – Spots: 5

    Sure shots: Ernest Wilford, Ted Ginn Jr.

    Even money: Derek Hagan, David Kircus

    Uphill battle: Greg Camarillo, Davone Bess, Selwyn Lymon, Justin Wynn, Jayson Foster, John Dunlap

    Breakdown: Wilford is the only Dolphins receiver who can’t have the YOUNG and UNPROVEN label stamped on him. And Wilford just barely graduated out of that label. Ginn will likely serve as a stretch the field receiver, but the Dolphins need to identify another deep threat. They also must find a slot receiver. Hagan seems to be the front runner, but he must become more consistent to maintain trust from the coaching staff and quarterbacks. This position will also likely receive an injection of talent once the first round of cuts arrives. It’s likely that two unproven receivers will have a spot reserved for them on the practice squad. That’s what Bess, Lymon, Wynn, Foster and Dunlap are likely battling for unless someone starts tearing it up in the exhibition season. One (Bess or Foster) could earn a spot on the 53-man roster if he’s an elite kickoff and punt returner.

  188. Garret July 3, 2008 7:57 pm

    Looks like the starting guard (Smiley will be the other starting guard) will end up as Samson’s backup at center.

    CENTER – Spots: 2

    Sure shot: Samson Satele

    Even money: Steve McKinney

    Uphill battle: Mike Byrne, Matt Spanos

    Breakdown: Whoever steps up and becomes the starter opposite Smiley immediate gets upgraded to the “sure shot” category. Players like Darilek, McKinney and Ndukwe, who have the versatility to play guard and center, have an upper leg on the rest of the competition because they provide roster flexibility.

  189. Garret July 3, 2008 7:58 pm

    Really sad to hear about Kenny Patton. It is hard to make a roster as an undrafted free agent, and the numbers just didn’t work out for him.

  190. Garret July 3, 2008 8:00 pm

    My friend Susan is simply an awesome cook and I am *still* stuffed from dinner (which started 4+ hours ago!). I don’t feel this way after Todai or other buffets…but I probably ate more today than I did at any Cattle Call. The funny thing is that the family we are staying with are vegetarians, but nobody in my family missed meat or fish with all of the awesome food that was served!

  191. d1shima July 3, 2008 8:04 pm


    I agree with you that it would be “sweet” but like Jason, I think maybe a little more discretion might be used in determining what really constitutes “solid” 😐

  192. jm2375 July 3, 2008 8:05 pm

    Evening Tsaikos!

    Just back from dinner @ Rai Rai Ramen in Kailua. Ono! Had miso ramen, gyoza & rice. Finished up with tea from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

    Good luck to Amber Kaufman tomorrow as she tries to make the Olympic team.

  193. marlis July 3, 2008 8:12 pm

    Re-PAC-10 expansion

    Among the non-BCS schools, only Utah, Hawaii, and Colorado State are “Research Universities with Very High Research Activity.”

    Next is the much-ballyhooed ‘research institution’ problem. It is widely reported that the Pac-10 will only invite a fellow research school to its ranks.

    This is good.

    And my wish-

    Now if we can find a huge sponsor that can spread the propaganda that UH should be the forerunner for the opening should the PAC-10 expand then this would work favorably if UH should apply for admission. Somebody (or company) that has the resources,mainly money and political friendliness with the other schools, would be what UH needs (my opinion) more so to be considered.

  194. RainbowMojo July 3, 2008 8:27 pm

    ESPN is running a poll fo da face of our program. We know who da 1000+ Colt autograph seekers on Saturday gonna vote for brah…


  195. wafan July 3, 2008 8:27 pm

    The coaches should be advised to keep Stevens away from the Warriors. Stevens is a complete jerk. He “graduated” from the high school where I teach, damaging school property (denied doing it even with witnesses and never paid for any of it) and nearly killed a kid with a baseball bat a few weeks before school ended. He wiggled out of the charges because he was the local sports star, and was still able to keep his scholarship to the University of Washington. While at the UW he continued to expand his criminal activities with DUI’s, fleeing the scene of an accident, and rape. He was the “star” so charges were always taken care of.

    He was drafted by the Seahawks and continued to be immature. Holmgren gave him a contract that included behavior standards. Thankfully, the Seahawks finally got rid of him but not before he threw a months long temper tantrum where he continued to drop passes that hit him in the hands.

    So, while Colt overcame the stories of his one error, Stevens always managed to escape unharmed with nary a thing said of his continued indescresions.

    His sister Jameka was in one of my classes. A good kid. It was difficult to believe they are both of the same gene pool. Too bad she could not work things out with the coaches.

  196. al July 3, 2008 8:29 pm

    kekoa…..i no need know how fo’ prepare da pig for the imu. jus’ call me when time fo’ eat!!!

    i grew up next door to one hawaiian family who made kalua pig twice a year. i would awaken to the smell of the pig and knew it was time to pay aunty one visit. like clockwork she would have one bowl of pig with the best skin parts waiting for me.

    ah…..make memories.

  197. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 8:33 pm

    the pork ribs barbequed at Liz’s Rotary Club bash were excellent! Crispy skin and tender meat. Very tasty.

  198. MeiLing July 3, 2008 8:43 pm

    Kekoa, I used to have a wringer washer when I lived in the Ozarks. No tako tho…
    Making me hungry all the talk about fuud.

    wafan, It does sound like Stevens is someone we wouldn’t want around the team. I wonder what Coach Mack would do?

  199. d1shima July 3, 2008 8:51 pm


    Hmmm…maybe a path to a higher football consciousness?

  200. Justin July 3, 2008 8:56 pm

    Well i guess Stevens might have a questionable character, but there is no doubting that he is physically talented and he may have some pointers for our warriors.

  201. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 9:10 pm

    jm2375- your dinner sounds ono. I love miso ramen. The first and only place I have tried it is a little place in Waikiki around the corner from the big Aston hotel.

    wafan- here’s hoping Stevens has matured and turned over a new leaf.

    expat- glad to hear someting good about the iPhone and the blog. I may have to migrate back (with the big stylus to help my poor typing) to one if my boss acually does migrate to Mac in the spring.

  202. d1shima July 3, 2008 9:10 pm

    He may have a good idea now that it’s a good idea to avoid a knee to the groin. 😉

  203. d1shima July 3, 2008 9:14 pm

    Not to beat a dead horse (and I know you are always trying to find the good side) but it doesn’t appear to be the case.

    On June 4, 2008, he was suspended for 2 games and fined 3 game checks after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy

  204. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 9:24 pm

    d1- tsai…

  205. Pomai July 3, 2008 9:25 pm

    ST check your mail!

  206. d1shima July 3, 2008 9:25 pm


    You nevah tink was kinda weird fo’ have “skin” on da ribs?

  207. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 9:28 pm

    Hi Pomai! Are we gonna see you in Florida???

    d1- dat was da krispy fat… mmm.

  208. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 9:31 pm

    haha I stand corrected. crispy fat NOT skin!

  209. BG July 3, 2008 9:32 pm

    Homey #117

    Hmmmm Makes sense…but it did take some time to write the posts. Would reloading take that long?

  210. d1shima July 3, 2008 9:35 pm

    big difference between what you had and what al was talking about in dat bowl 😉

  211. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 9:36 pm

    True story about the Mac —

    I emailed my newsletter to someone who had a Mac. When she emailed the same doc to others, it came out with all kinds of codes and arrows — completely different from what I had sent her.

    Apparently, the Mac system is not compatible with PCs.

  212. BG July 3, 2008 9:36 pm

    Kden…time to pop a beer and put on the UH vs AZ State game.

    Play nicely and I’ll look for everyone in the morning.


  213. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 9:38 pm

    d1, perhaps. But I swear those ribs tasted so much better than the ones at Tony Roma.

  214. jm2375 July 3, 2008 9:40 pm


    No miso ramen on Kauai? It’s a staple on the menu at all the ramen shops around here. This place was definitely better than the one I’ve been going to in Manoa. When you’re here sometime, let me know and I’ll take you to this other place that serves a spicy ramen called piri kara. It’s right on Keeaumoku St.

  215. BG July 3, 2008 9:40 pm

    Homey – the page reloading doesn’t seem to be the problem

  216. al July 3, 2008 9:42 pm

    d1…too funny. you noticed that one too.

  217. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 9:43 pm

    JM, somebody mentioned that there was a ramen shop on Keeaumoku, but when I looked for it, I couldn’t find it. What is it called and where precisely is it located?

  218. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 9:51 pm


  219. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 9:53 pm

    I am speaking for about 11 Tsaikos… right now

  220. BODYMASSAGE July 3, 2008 9:56 pm

    Gigi, da saimin shop on Keeaumoku is called Botoichi.

  221. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 9:57 pm

    Okay got to go make some shot glasses…

  222. Jason July 3, 2008 9:57 pm

    WreckinEyez: I thought you were going to call me?

    Ramen, I had some today. Went with my Mom to Yotteko-ya at McCully Shopping Center. It was only my second time there, but it’s already cemented itself in my mind as the best ramen shop I’ve been to.

  223. BODYMASSAGE July 3, 2008 9:58 pm

    It’s right across from Wal Mart.

  224. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 9:58 pm

    Botoichi — is it located near Ala Moana Center or further up the street? Going toward the Center, is it on the right or left side of the street?

  225. BODYMASSAGE July 3, 2008 9:59 pm

    Hi Jason. Did you have practice with the Moanalua Math Team today? I heard from Maryanne that you like body massages.

  226. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:02 pm


    BG – what browser and version are you using? This time I’m almost certain it is not the blog software causing your inconsistencies.

  227. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:02 pm

    well, in the meantime, I’ll stick with Shiro’s Saimin. They are open from 8 am to 10 pm.

    great place to have an early brunch.

  228. BODYMASSAGE July 3, 2008 10:03 pm

    Right hand side of Keeaumoku, right across from Wal Mart if you go Mauka. I like eating at Botoichi. I think you like eating there too!!! Good dashi there.

  229. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:04 pm

    gigi – only guys have experienced that ramen shop.

  230. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:05 pm

    oh, OK, I guess I missed it cause I was looking on the left side of Keeaumoku going Makai.

  231. BODYMASSAGE July 3, 2008 10:06 pm

    Hi there homey. I’ve heard sooooooo much about you. Do you eat at Botoichi too?? I really like Botoichi.

  232. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:06 pm

    I meant the right side going makai.

  233. jm2375 July 3, 2008 10:06 pm


    I’m talking about Taishoken. It’s right across the street from McDonald’s, right next to a nail salon. I think there’s parking in the back. It’s a little hole-in-the-wall. Probably seats 25-30. If anyone wants to go for lunch, I’m always up for it.

  234. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:08 pm

    jm2375- I don’t think we have a ramen shop. Only Hamuras and Pho Kauai. There might be something on the north or east side but those parts a not oft traveled by myself 😉

    oh- BODYMASSAGE- I like the Pho place across from WalMart- i think the ramen place is next door, eh? The one in Waikiki fried up a bunch of veggies before adding the noodles. Mmmm. Had a smoky miso flavor.

  235. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:09 pm

    Hubby and I are taking Mom to Town Restaurant in Kaimuki on Sunday, our 1st time there. Hope it doesn’t disappoint…

  236. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:10 pm

    hi xs-homey!

    BG- it could be a slow connect and the plenty photos. I am experiencing sly refreshes and I just wait for the pix to load and the page eventually drops back to where I left off.

  237. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:10 pm


  238. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:10 pm


  239. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:11 pm

    Hey there sweet XLiz!

  240. BODYMASSAGE July 3, 2008 10:11 pm

    Gigi, ever had ribs at that chinese place on kapiolani. i think the dish is called Yung Gy Hunglo. das a big piece of meat.

  241. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:12 pm

    HI Wreck! Hi 11 Tsai-kos! Don’t work too hard! Hey Sports- I found a good cheap stainless travel mug at WalMart!

  242. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:13 pm

    OK, I know who you are now. LAS VEGAS!

  243. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:13 pm

    bm… too funny… 😈

  244. BODYMASSAGE July 3, 2008 10:14 pm

    Las Vegas. Haven’t been there for a long time. Had a good time the last time I went there.

  245. Jason July 3, 2008 10:15 pm

    I don’t know what was funnier, the jokes or gigi’s responses.

    No. Wait. It was gigi’s responses. 😀

  246. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:16 pm

    watch ST come around with his trusty delete button.
    LV, hows the kidneys?

  247. Addahknowsports July 3, 2008 10:17 pm

    Hey, Liz. I got a stainless steel mug, stainless both inside and out. I also got it at Wal Mart. It is shaped like homey.

  248. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:18 pm

    gigi – trust me, that is not LV. The writing style is different.

  249. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:18 pm

    btw- I’ll be in town Sat for our big Rotary shindig at Ford Is. Bringing kulolo to uncle K’s house.

  250. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:19 pm

    A-Sports – So you got a keg?

  251. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:19 pm

    KAUAI Tsai-kos.. let me know if you have some Warrior mementos to send to the Blog Bash. lizkauai at gmail dot com.

  252. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:21 pm

    sports- the one I saw has a black rubberized band around it and a black top. Shaped like homey? hmmm. homey has bigger guns… bwahahahaha!

  253. BODY MASSAGE July 3, 2008 10:22 pm

    Why would ST delete posts?

  254. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:22 pm


    Got a prize lying around for someone who can guess who are the 11 Tsaikos?

  255. jm2375 July 3, 2008 10:23 pm

    You guys are too funny. ROTFLMAO. And to think it was my innocent comment that started this whole thing.

  256. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 10:24 pm

    Gigi…ST can’t delete anything. He’s standing next to me at crafting.

  257. jm2375 July 3, 2008 10:25 pm

    Uhhh, it keeps going back to the top after I post.

  258. BODY MASSAGE July 3, 2008 10:25 pm

    Homey has big guns eh? Homey, how BIG are you’re guns??

  259. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:25 pm

    11 Tsaikos? Kekoa, Stretch, Wreck, James, AJoe, Asports, D1, Koakane?


  260. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:25 pm

    d1shima – I know who the 11 are! BTW, would you know what group plays at Lily Koi’s tomorrow?

  261. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:26 pm

    + SteveM, ST, Peaches?

  262. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 10:27 pm

    d1…was that for ST?? If people can guess the 11 down here they can get a drink at the blog anniversary party.

  263. BODY MASSAGE July 3, 2008 10:28 pm

    Hi d1! Hi jm!! Innocent comment starte what??

  264. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:28 pm

    jm2375 – now I am hungry for noodles…
    Funny how these guys play straight and suddenly – Tsaik!

    … whadda gang.

    Speaking of kulolo, I hope my neighbor is lurking… 😉

  265. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:28 pm

    BM – koa-mahu has bigger guns…so does koakane.

  266. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:28 pm

    Wreck, aren’t the drinks free anyway?

  267. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:29 pm

    homey, don’t I have big guns, too? ST said so!

  268. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 10:29 pm

    Gigi. That’s 9 out of 11.

  269. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:29 pm


    Survey says, “Sudden Rush”
    (click my name for the link to calendar)

  270. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:30 pm

    jm2375 – you must have a slow connection.

  271. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 10:30 pm

    Gigi. Shhhhhhhhh…

  272. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:31 pm

    wreck, a-joe, a-sports, LK, ST, Wena (maybe), SteveM, Peaches, the A-Houses, Stretch That may be more than 11

  273. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:32 pm

    d1shima – sounds like a rock band.

  274. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:32 pm

    are you here Saturday AND Sunday?

  275. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:32 pm

    Wreck, ask Stretch if he finished my name tag yet. If not, should I wear the one that Asports/Joe gave me at the tailgate? Hubby has one too.

  276. BODY MASSAGE July 3, 2008 10:33 pm

    I heard homey has an extra big gun!!!!

  277. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 10:34 pm

    gigi…Stretch said he’s looking at the RSVP list and doesn’t see your name.

  278. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:35 pm

    gigi – yes you do have big jiggly guns. 😆

    I know the 2 of the 11.

  279. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:35 pm


    We are Sudden Rush, the true originators of na mele paleoleo (Hawaiian Rap Music), spreading the message of a nation, the Nation of Hawai’i.

    Sounds kinda loud.

  280. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:36 pm

    d1- Sunday til 2 ish 🙂

  281. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 10:36 pm

    liz…that’s 6 of the 11

  282. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:36 pm

    Wreck, I have email from Stretch that he received my check. So dere!

  283. HiFlyer July 3, 2008 10:36 pm

    Homey, Hawaiian Rap

  284. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:37 pm

    BM – nah, it’s only a Benjamin pump action .22 pellet gun.

  285. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:38 pm

    Add HiFlyer and jojo to the craft fair gang guess

  286. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:38 pm

    Stretch, A-joe, A-sports, Stephen, Wena, SteveM, Peaches, LK, James, Wreck, UHFan808

  287. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:39 pm

    d1shima and HiFlyer – ok, looks like I gotta find another place…

  288. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:39 pm

    oh yeah… JAMES!!! sorry, I got lost in the Lily Koi menu…

  289. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:40 pm

    homes, are you on guard duty tonight too?

  290. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:40 pm

    Shucks. I’ll c u on the 10th then.

  291. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:41 pm

    gigi – are you buying a new muu muu for the party?

  292. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:42 pm

    I gotta go cut bait before I fall asleep.
    #1son and I have a dawn patrol date on the landing.

  293. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:42 pm

    XLiz – I was. Holiday hours tonight.

  294. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:42 pm

    d1- what, you gotta work weekend?

  295. HiFlyer July 3, 2008 10:43 pm

    Stretch, Wreck, the A-house’s, Midori7, UHfan808, SteveM, Peaches, A-joe, A-sport, ST, Wena, LK

  296. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:45 pm

    Wow, look the 1st Annual Lily Koi Karaoke Contest starts on da 16th.

    …and Audissey is playing again at the end of the month. Wonder if my cuz going call me again?

    Oh, we missed Wasabi two nights ago.

  297. jm2375 July 3, 2008 10:45 pm

    How slow does cable get? It was really slow at work, but that’s a different story. I’m using cable & wifi.

  298. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 10:45 pm

    d1…that’s 8

  299. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:45 pm

    Nope, not buying a new muu for the party. But will wear one I seldom wear.

  300. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 10:46 pm

    hiflyer…that’s also 8

  301. BODY MASSAGE July 3, 2008 10:47 pm

    I wish I could go to the anniversary party. Sounds like fun but I’m going to the Big Island next week.

  302. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:47 pm

    No. but get oddah stuff going on. I going try make it to da ceded lands sometime on Sun. but sadly, I know I no can by 2. 🙁

  303. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 10:48 pm

    bodymassage…would have been fun. Make sure you come to the next bash though…or cattle call.

  304. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:49 pm

    Stretch, A-joe, A-sports, Stephen, SteveM, Peaches, James, Wreck, jojo, jeje, homey

  305. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:49 pm

    busy day for me on Sunday also. Gotta pick up Mom, visit Dad’s grave at the cemetery, and then go to lunch.

  306. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:50 pm

    k’den CU on da tent…

  307. HiFlyer July 3, 2008 10:50 pm

    I forgot James, Koakane

  308. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:50 pm

    jm2375 – What browser and version are you using? The blog software takes you to where you were last if you refresh and to the bottom if you submit a comment.

  309. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:51 pm


    I going make da rule: only one guess per person
    (dats cause I hate logic problems so I no like go back and try figgah ’em out with your clues)

  310. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:52 pm

    gigi – not to make fun but isn’t a grave usually at a cemetery?

  311. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:54 pm

    wreck, is Stretchette there?

  312. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:54 pm

    Stretch, A-joe, A-sports, Stephen, SteveM, Peaches, James, Wreck,koakane, kekoa, homey


    Stretch, A-joe, A-sports, Stephen, SteveM, Peaches, James, Wreck, Pride., LTUHF, and Mrs.

  313. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 10:55 pm

    no, a grave can be watery.


  314. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:56 pm

    OK, nevah mine da rule.

    If you folks like keep trying, go try ’em go den go.

  315. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 10:57 pm

    gonna cut shahk bait now.

    Still can’t get the rancid tako skin smell idea outa my virtual washing machine… yikes!

  316. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:58 pm


    If you ask questions like dat – dat’s not GUESSING!

  317. d1shima July 3, 2008 10:59 pm

    You wen try virtual lemons?


  318. homey ® July 3, 2008 10:59 pm

    gigi – that’s why I said usually because most people associate a grave being at the cemetery.

  319. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 11:00 pm

    haha d1, of all you guessers, I got the most right — 9 out of 11.

  320. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 11:00 pm

    Stretch, A-joe, A-sports, Stephen, SteveM, Peaches, James, Wreck, Sleeze, Bulla, Mrs. Bulla

  321. gigi-hawaii © July 3, 2008 11:01 pm

    g’nite, Liz. Sleep tight.

  322. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:03 pm

    I say, K, K, S, W, AJ, AS, J, SM, ST, M, and U.

  323. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 11:03 pm

    d1- #1son is a veddy good tako poker. His fridge would look like one Klingon restaurant if his wife would allow!


  324. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 11:04 pm

    Nitey nite gigi!!

  325. bighilofan2 July 3, 2008 11:05 pm


    tell bradda Mike Washington dat Kyle in da equipment room knows JUGS1 is working. test em out. wuz put back online yesterday morning. surprised nobody iz practicin wit em yet.

  326. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 11:06 pm

    Stretch, A-joe, A-sports, Stephen, SteveM, Peaches, James, Wreck, Myki, SJMacro, Sleeze.
    That is my final guess.

    for now.

  327. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:06 pm

    g@@d night XLiz.

  328. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:07 pm

    have you tried the short ribs at Lily Koi?
    Was ONO!

  329. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 11:07 pm

    bhf2- it is o-dark thirty… you tink dey kona be catching jugs now???

  330. HiFlyer July 3, 2008 11:07 pm

    bhf, that’s good news, hopefully they no play with the settings again.

  331. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 11:08 pm

    Sweet Dreams, xs!

  332. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 3, 2008 11:09 pm

    G 😯 D NITE ka kou!

  333. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:09 pm

    d1shima – Haven’t been there! I was thinking of going there to have a few drinks with the Mrs. tomorrow but since the music isn’t favorable I’ll go elsewhere.

  334. bighilofan2 July 3, 2008 11:09 pm


    pssst pssst

    Hill ordered new controls for JUGS2. on its way.

    tell da braddaz no fool around wit da controlz on JUGS1.
    Hill said….

  335. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:13 pm

    G’nite Liz!
    Ooo, sorry so loud.

  336. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:15 pm

    Wreck is making this pretty challenging for you folks now since he stopped giving clues.

  337. FloridaTed July 3, 2008 11:17 pm

    Good night everybody, keep it down, will ya? Your waking the neighbors.

  338. jm2375 July 3, 2008 11:18 pm

    homey – I’m using IE6. Can’t get used to IE7

  339. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:19 pm

    FT – you’re going to sleep now?

  340. jm2375 July 3, 2008 11:19 pm

    Hi Ted! Are you up early or haven’t you gone to bed yet?

  341. las vegas July 3, 2008 11:20 pm

    peeps up late tonite

  342. Pomai July 3, 2008 11:20 pm

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:
    July 3rd, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Pomai! Are we gonna see you in Florida???

    Long story short – no

    I was thinking of going then the wife said can’t cause we git da family reunion on da same day at home, den one of her dogs got out an wen get hit by one car, just spent 2000 + on da vet bill so all da travel funds wen kaput. So now we are staying here in da hills till next year.

    I will be going home in May of 09 to see my oldest granddaughter walk, come hell or high water I am not going to miss dat, I have missed too much of her life in da last eight years.

  343. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:21 pm

    jm2375 – Well it looks like time to upgrade!

  344. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:21 pm

    If it wasn’t a holiday, your neighbors should be up already anyway. haha

  345. las vegas July 3, 2008 11:24 pm

    i know i kinda stoopid, but 8 years is pretty long fo start walking

  346. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:27 pm

    Das y hard. I hope you can watch ’em on TV anyway.

  347. las vegas July 3, 2008 11:27 pm

    Just got home 15 minutes ago, was hiding from Mrs LV at Walmart, she stay P.O.’d
    ’cause i bought one car without telling her.

  348. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:27 pm

    jm2375 – not only that but IE6 is highly vulnerable to hack attacks.

  349. Pomai July 3, 2008 11:35 pm

    LV eh not me walking, I wen try dat walking on water stuff long time ago, guess wot no work i wen sink!!

  350. las vegas July 3, 2008 11:37 pm

    Ue o mu u ite aruko o o namidaga kobore naiyo o ni
    omoidasu haru no hi hitoribochi no yoru

  351. las vegas July 3, 2008 11:38 pm

    Hope da puppy stay OK, 2 Gs wow!

  352. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:38 pm

    Still have that sukiyaki in you I see.

  353. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:39 pm

    I tink sumtin missing in da connection between NV and WV. 😀
    Too funny you guys!

  354. WreckinEyez July 3, 2008 11:41 pm

    Homey got the the people everyone kept missing, he got it all correct… Back to Tsai and the “inside scoops” I mean… Back to work…

  355. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:42 pm

    das wat happen wen you do wat LV did.
    You end up walking alone whistling at the sky! 😉

    las vegas,
    I hope for your sake that the new one get good gas mileage. At least you can use dat fo’ defense.

  356. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:43 pm

    d1shima – That’s what happens when senior citizens chit-chat…wait a minute, I’m older than LV.

  357. las vegas July 3, 2008 11:44 pm

    no patrol tonite?

    par for the course, no one unnerstands me

  358. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:44 pm

    Oh yeah wreck!
    Jus’ trow dat out dere…inside scoops 😯

  359. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:44 pm

    Wreck – Keep up the good work, all of you!

  360. las vegas July 3, 2008 11:46 pm


    Tadah! da new (almost) vegas mobile aka Miss Maryanne!

  361. homey ® July 3, 2008 11:46 pm

    LV – got off work early.

  362. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:49 pm

    las vegas,

    Hooboy, smooth da buggah.

  363. GORG915 July 3, 2008 11:51 pm

    Wow, everyone up late tonight. Howzit all, go Warriors!!

  364. las vegas July 3, 2008 11:54 pm

    bought the car at 6pm

    Mrs LV blows her top at 7pm (luckily via phone)

    las vegas hangs up in fear 703pm

    las vegas goes to WalMart’s McDonalds to hide

    las vegas sneaks into house at 145am

    Mrs Lv groggily wakes and mumbles something 146am

    las vegas pretends to be a cat 146am Meow

    Mrs LV falls asleep 146am

    we don’t own a cat 147am

  365. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:55 pm


    Howzit. You in TX?

  366. WarriorMojo July 3, 2008 11:57 pm

    I think it is freaking disgusting that we would celebrate Jerramy “Rapist” Stevens being associated IN ANY WAY with the Warriors. Do people not remember the article Garret posted about this disgusting punk? If so, please refresh your memory about this scumbag:


    For the record the fans in Tampa hate this guy:


    Finally, Coach Malloe, you better get YOURSELF straight. You were under a cloud yourself at UW and there were people here who questioned your hire. Deference was given to Coach Mack at that time, but I really wonder now if that was a mistake. WTF are you doing associating with a punk like this?


  367. las vegas July 3, 2008 11:58 pm

    yup, beats the 2000 Isuzu Trooper that got about 11mpg.

    plus the floor was covered in broken pieces of donuts

  368. d1shima July 3, 2008 11:58 pm

    las vegas,
    So will you be back at Wal-Mart McD’s at 0500?

  369. d1shima July 4, 2008 12:02 am

    las vegas,
    Yeah. I much prefer the crumbs of manju on the floor of my Honda.
    Stick with the gas mileage story. (even if you gotta push dat buggah around!)

  370. d1shima July 4, 2008 12:03 am

    You gotta work on letting us know how you REALLY feel… 👿

  371. homey ® July 4, 2008 12:10 am

    d1shima – I just hate when WM is ambiguous and we have to decipher what he is trying to convey.

  372. las vegas July 4, 2008 12:13 am

    Mrs LV wi wake at 0430 and leave for work at 0530
    I go to the clinic by 0600 and go to work in the pm, so if lucky only get beaten for an hour today

  373. Jason July 4, 2008 12:15 am

    Thank you WarriorMojo, I knew there was something else bugging me about Stevens’ visit and that was Malloe’s history. Just like you said, I wasn’t sure about the hire but I embraced it in deference to Coach Mack. But if he’s going to do things like associate with Jerramy Stevens, then that makes me question his judgment.

  374. Barry Markowitz July 4, 2008 12:19 am

    Mojo, You do have a point that Husky fans are still burning from their Stevens era. It is fair to question Coach Malloe’s judgement, but I wouldn’t challenge Malloe as a person. In my limited dealing…very limited…with Coach Malloe, I found him to be a pleasant gentleman. I played college ball with some guys that were jerks, that turned out ok once they were humbled by the real world. So I will continue to hold the current version of Coach Malloe with high respect. Also in this regard, I tend to trust Coach McMackin’s good judgement in hiring…he doesn’t want to poison the well. Now my first impression last week of new Coach Alex Gerke were just the opposite when he question my right to take photos at the airport of the UH Coaches departure. My response in front of Rolo, Mac & Coach Brian Smith was…”I shoot for the Samoa News and with an attitude like that may I need to send your photo to American Samoa Immigration so your deportation can be expedited.” Well…Rolo, Mac, and Brian Smith knew I was kidding…

  375. las vegas July 4, 2008 12:20 am

    Yeah! WTF!

  376. jm2375 July 4, 2008 12:25 am

    OK, time fo go nene. Hasta manana.

    Have a great Independence Day Tsaikos!!

  377. homey ® July 4, 2008 12:26 am

    I’m watching the Olympic trials and there are some men competing in the steeplechase. Isn’t that a horse race? And why the name steeplechase? I don’t see any churches. They are just running around a track.

  378. homey ® July 4, 2008 12:30 am

    dinner time…

  379. WarriorMojo July 4, 2008 12:35 am

    Barry, I have to disagree with you re Coach Malloe. I cannot respect someone with judgment that poor. I’m not totally down on him yet, but he’s pretty much down to his last strike. Is that unfair? Possibly, but this is not being buddies with your boyz from the hood anymore. I am not willing to assume that Coach Malloe will exercise bad judgment in one area of life but not any others. Jerramy Stevens is scum! Look at this chronology:


    Here’s another anti-Jerramy Stevens site:


    I am one die-hard, lifelong Hawaii fan who will NOT put up with this stuff. Period.

  380. d1shima July 4, 2008 12:38 am

    I admit I wasn’t real up to speed on Stevens’ story; just remember news briefs and read the wikipedia version earlier this evening.
    After reading the Seattle Times story thoroughly I totally agree; this guy is pilau.
    Malloe should apologize for bringing him around and answer to Mack for the thinking behind his actions.

    Stay on this please.

  381. d1shima July 4, 2008 12:46 am

    Like I mentioned in 203. this guy’s list is still growing…


  382. Ralph July 4, 2008 12:47 am

    Las Vegas the bucket seat looks to small

  383. WreckinEyez July 4, 2008 12:54 am

    All 11… still working hard for you!

  384. WreckinEyez July 4, 2008 12:55 am

    No sign of stopping yet. Lots of things for the blog bash!!!!

  385. las vegas July 4, 2008 12:59 am

    no worry, i get small okole

  386. Ralph July 4, 2008 12:59 am

    thanks for the article warriormojo, i concur with your opinion wholeheartedly…women always seem to be on the short end of probes, could it be because most of the investigators, prosecutors, judges, etc were male and the primary female prosecutor was dropped from case.

  387. d1shima July 4, 2008 1:00 am

    Well, for what it’s worth…
    We celebrate another year of the grand experiment that was started 232 years ago.

    A salute to those brave and wise men who signed their names in spite of the personal danger they faced.

    And a prayer for all those since who gave all to make sure it still means something.


  388. Ralph July 4, 2008 1:01 am

    WM can you send those internet sites with the articles to coach mac and a brief memo asking why is our coach hanging with him…

  389. d1shima July 4, 2008 1:02 am


  390. Ralph July 4, 2008 1:04 am

    Happy fourth of July everyone! and God Bless America!

  391. las vegas July 4, 2008 1:06 am

    good nite all, hope to be alive in half an hour

  392. Barry Markowitz July 4, 2008 1:46 am

    Mojo and D1…I really respect and like you guys…and usually I am the first to get angry at situations where our kids could get contaminated. Maybe I am actually getting really old and soft headed. Maybe I am getting more forgiving (hard to do when I am an Old Testament kine guy). Maybe, still being influenced by Coach LizK, I am trying to find more good, than bad, in others. Or, just possibly Guava was right all so long ago when he said I really don’t know a darn thing. Ok, I did my “peace, love, and granola” thing. I sang Kumbaya tonite. I now defer the matter to the Tsaiko Justice Committee…

  393. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:07 am

    guilty! we can’t foretell the future but I do hope no one dies before society and our legal system reflect back and think maybe we should have done it differently…NFl suspension is lame, put him into counseling, finish the program before being readmitted to the NFL.

  394. WreckinEyez July 4, 2008 2:17 am

    Man Ralph… you still up…

    Only 8 Tsaikos left… okay now 7… rest of still working here…

  395. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:17 am

    Central Arkansas was DII in 2005….it’s like playing Northern Colorado and Charleston Southern. Sad to say, we have a return game with Charleston Southern in a few years.

    Mac approved and wanted the game with a DIAA. hello Mac, heat stroke bro, to much
    Samoan sun, kona wind bothering you, up grade the schedule or you’ll putting fans in the seats much more difficult without Colt and the 4 dread heads.

  396. WreckinEyez July 4, 2008 2:19 am

    Lots and Lots of Tsaikos working hard so be at that Blog Bash… Lots for sale…

  397. HiFlyer July 4, 2008 2:24 am

    You guys still at it?

  398. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:25 am

    You say tough schedule in 2009- kidding of course, WAC plus Navy, Washington State and UNLV. Count Boise, Fresno, Nevada and Wisconsin as legitimate foes. Four out of a possible 13 teams are winning programs or respectable opponents.

    Clapp in charge of scheduling! you mean JD turned over negotiating games to HF’s understudy for future games….ever wonder why the schedule isn’t complete for 09 and beyond…What have we learned?

  399. 99club July 4, 2008 2:26 am

    I noticed in ST’s writeup that he was dropped off. Sounds like his license is still suspended. I wouldn’t want my kids anywhere near this guy. Guilty.

  400. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:26 am

    Wreck should have called in more people to help

  401. HiFlyer July 4, 2008 2:30 am

    Ralph, you got the day off today?

  402. WreckinEyez July 4, 2008 2:30 am

    Nah… we are wrapping it up right now… I think…. The Evil Twins did a great job with a bunch of items. Martha Stuart (sp?) would be proud.

    6 tsaikos to go…

  403. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:31 am

    99club how many citations and how often must a driver be changed with DUI or under the influence of an intoxicant (pakalolo) to lose one’s driver’s license.

    I wonder if Malloe was one of the players who went to court to show support for Stevens during the rape trial…Malloe has a wife and daughter, he should feel more compassion for the plight of the female student…not going to trial doesn’t make him innocent…

  404. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:33 am

    Martha Stewart should have gone to jail a lot longer for illegal insider trading. Our twins are above board and linked to Martha Stewart would lower their aura.

  405. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:34 am

    Wreck not much happening so I’ve surfing the net and listening to the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.

  406. 99club July 4, 2008 2:35 am

    If anyone worries about our team playing in cold weather this year…the November games actually should be nice since both games are in the daytime. At worst is should only be in the 50’s. I’m thinking the Boise St. game will probably be the coldest.

    10/17/08 at Boise State (ESPN) 6:00 PM
    11/01/08 at Utah State 1:00 PM
    11/08/08 at New Mexico State 2:00 PM

  407. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:37 am

    It’s almost time for Pomai and Florida Ted to rise and smell the coffee brewing. Oh wait, that’s assuming the women got to wake up and make the coffee, to jaded. Hey guys, get up and make your own coffee…

  408. oxtail soup July 4, 2008 2:38 am

    New post is up, about a new Colt autograph session on Sunday.

  409. 99club July 4, 2008 2:39 am


    I don’t know what the laws are in FL, but in TX it’s automatic 2 yrs if you either refuse the breathalyzer or are convicted of DUI. According the the link posted above, his last alcohol-related incident was less than 2 years ago.

  410. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:40 am

    Utah will be cold for them in November esp. if there is a chill factor. Any lakes or river close to the stadium, that really drops the temperature.

  411. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:41 am

    Hiflyer off today

  412. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:43 am

    when i refresh, surprisingly some of the comments by Hiflyer and oxtail weren’t there before, then on subsequent refreshes, the post appear. If I hadn’t back tracked, I would have missed the posting

  413. Ralph July 4, 2008 2:50 am

    99club Stevens got a DUI in September..see 381 above..USAtoday article

  414. 99club July 4, 2008 2:55 am


    New post up…

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