Going green

Barring a personal leave of common sense, the Board of Regents should approve a proposal that would implement a student activity fee that would largely benefit the athletic department.

It will be a much-needed boost to the athletic department coffers, and it will keep UH in line with the other WAC schools, each having some form of a student-generated athletic fee.

But with great money comes great responsibility. Let’s hope that overly taxed students are permitted good seats — Stanford”s courtside general-admission seats are a fine example — and that the money will be put to good use (travel, summer school) and not salaries. Most of all, this is the long-awaited bailout. Don’t anticipate many more, so UH needs to make the most of it.

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The Warriors, particularly the defensive secondary, will use the three-week hiatus to heal and prepare for the coming summer conditioning program.

Cornerback Lametrius Davis has been on crutches after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus. David practiced most of spring training after incurring the injury.

Cornerback Lewis Walker, who has strained biceps, will need another couple of weeks to be at full health.

Also, cornerback Jeramy Bryant, who has several nagging injuries, should be ready for the workouts.

The good news, for UH fans, is most of the players will remain in Hawai‘i for the first summer session.

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Vote for Joshua Walker: Play of the Year video

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On Seis De Mayo, Liz Kauai writes about wafan:

It is a challenge to write about someone who doesn’t share much about himself- unlike me who spills my guts all over blogs and social media every day. So I resorted to the direct approach and asked the usually shy and silent wafan for some bullet points… casually mentioning that if he didn’t send them, I would just have to make something up! Of course his predictably self-deprecating response was that the made- up stuff might be more interesting.

I don’t think so.

The quiet man whom we know as wafan is actually a very accomplished educator in WAshington state where he continues to be a FAN of the UH Warriors. You can read his autobiography on SteveM’s site: wafan

wafan1Currently, wafan serves as Curricula writer for Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in the fields of Communication Technologies. Specifically in Graphic Arts, Photography, and Videography. He is a member of the State team for high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) curricula approval and certification, Chairman for district graphics and photography Professional Learning Consortiums and Chairman for district graphics and photography advisory committee.

He has published various brochures (on student leadership, music topics), books (communication technologies, instructional guide and assignments), and articles in juried journals (curricula, manufacturing and employment trends) and has taught for 28 years – 26 in Washington state where the education system still values and funds fine arts programs for its students (sorry, I had to stick that editorial in).

Wafan was 2003 District Teacher of the Year, has been recognized in various Who’s Who national and international publications and is currently teaching digital photography, digital graphics/design, government/civics to high school students.

In our conversations, wafan beams like a proud parent when he talks about the success of his kids in the SkillsUSA program.

SkillsUSA is “a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel”. and happens to be headquartered in Leesburg, VA, not too far from Colt Brennan and the Washington Redskins.

After 25 years in SkillsUSA, wafan notes the following accomplishments:
• 89 Washington State officers
8 State Presidents
• 2,315 medals earned by students
7 national student medalists
•His Chapter is regularly ranked in the top 10 in the nation

He has served:
• 20 years as the Olympic Region Coordinator
• 12 years Lead Judge for Post-Secondary National Contests
•15 years Associate Lead Judge for Washington State Leadership Conference


• 94% of his SkillsUSA members graduate from a 4-year university
2% join the military
4% earn a technical degree

Wafan was:
•1993 and 2003 Washington State Advisor of the Year
• 8 years on the National Education Team for Student Leadership Development
• 18 years as the State Officer Advisor

When I was able to pry personal information out of wafan, I discovered that we share the same bucket list item – cruising to Alaska and visiting the glaciers and wilderness areas. Our shared interest in photography put that adventure right at the top of the lists, actually.

I also discovered that wafan has a special way of baking home-made scones. I won’t share all of the details (have to keep SOME secrets!) but they may show up at a T-Gate sometime during football season for all to try!

One thing for sure, wafan is an avid Tsai-ko, fully engaged in the “F’s” – Food, Friends, Family, Fun, and oh yes, FOOTBALL!



  1. Garret May 6, 2010 5:51 am

    Great news in Ferd’s article today about the Chancellor supporting the student fee!

  2. whitey May 6, 2010 5:51 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  3. Garret May 6, 2010 5:52 am

    I hope that everyone can be fully healthy in time for fall camp.

  4. whitey May 6, 2010 5:52 am

    Morning Garret. Hope all is well in SoCal.

  5. Garret May 6, 2010 5:53 am

    This reporter seems to feel that the Big 10 is going to go really big in conference expansion…this could change everything in college football.

    After it’s all said and done, what is your best guess at how the Big Ten will look like regarding teams and divisions? Bob, Bolingbrook

    I figured we might as well start with THE question. If you’d asked me 24 hours ago, I would have said the Big Ten would add three teams: Rutgers, Missouri and Nebraska. Then I spoke to someone involved in the expansion talks, and he told me: 16 is more likely than 14 and 14 is more likely than 12.

    We know that Delany wants to make a huge splash. And we know that TV revenue is driving expansion. If the Big Ten really wants to make an impact on the New York market, it will add Syracuse and UConn to go along with Rutgers. So I’ll go with 16 teams.

  6. whitey May 6, 2010 5:54 am

    Am glad to see that the player’s mentality is slowly changing and they are beginning to show their maturity.

  7. Garret May 6, 2010 5:55 am


    The weather is awesome here and my girls are doing well. I did a last web check before leaving to drop off my daughter at preschool so ST’s post came at the perfect time for me.

  8. whitey May 6, 2010 6:01 am

    Have a great day

  9. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:06 am

    Sounds like summer will be arriving just in time to turn the corner back!

  10. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:07 am

    Clear eyes, full hearts can’t lose!


  11. ai-eee-soos May 6, 2010 6:07 am

    Get well guys; and enjoy your short summer break.

  12. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 6:08 am

    I’m intrigued about the Big Ten’s expansion plans.
    It seems the Big Ten already gets so many benefits. It has top teams in almost every sport and, thus, reaps a lot of money for that.
    In the end, you add teams, you add payouts. More teams mean less success for some others.
    Look at Boise State. Extremely successful in one sport, not so in some others. If it goes to the MWC, the assumption is it brings another BCS-caliber team into that conference. But the math shows that TCU, Utah, BYU and Boise State then would have to play each other during the regular season, and obviously, you can’t get more than one undefeated team out of that group. So, in the end, the MWC still would end up with only one BCS berth. Maybe.
    There’s only so much money in the pot. Realignment won’t add to the pot. It might redistribute it a bunch. But the bottom line is the real money comes from the postseason. So why would an Ohio State want to further hinder its chances of making the big BCS money?

  13. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:08 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!

    HiHo den Away We Go!

  14. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:11 am

    Great write-up, LizK!

    wafan….he one good guy!

  15. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 6:14 am

    I think we’re at a time when instead of looking for ways to earn more money — from, essentially, fans and companies who are making less money — that programs should find ways to spend the money more wisely.
    The bubble is going to burst.
    And back to expansion. That will add more expenses. Is the revenue from a Big Ten championship football game worth enough to offset the added travel expenses for the tennis, golf, gymnastic, etc. teams?

  16. mctruck May 6, 2010 6:14 am

    Good thing it don’t take much brains to qualify on this stai-ko blog, otherwise I’d be a gonner……hats-off to wafan.

    what’s with all of these cb’s injuries????…..is that a finesse/look but don’t touch position??

  17. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 6:16 am

    If it took brains, I wouldn’t qualify for the blog.

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid May 6, 2010 6:16 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Woo Hoo Wafan! Very nice bio, Miss Lizzie.

    You certainly have a lot of fine achievements to look back on, Wafan. I wish I was one of your students!

  19. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 6:19 am

    That’s why I try to avoid debating with people on the blog. We’ve got a few lawyers, a few who think they’re lawyers, and, of course, an actual rocket scientist. Try to argue numbers with a rocket scientist. Then there’s a blogger who probably can access files on everyone in the country

  20. Da Punchbowl Kid May 6, 2010 6:20 am

    # 15 You make some great points, Stephen.

    Howzit McTruck! Good to see you truckin’ along here buddy.

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid May 6, 2010 6:21 am

    You could prolly kick myy a$$, Stephen!

    But then again, most folks here could too. 😆

  22. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) May 6, 2010 6:21 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Zzzzzz. 😯 gotta get my eyes open.
    Mahalo, wafan. Your arm will heal eventually from all the twisting. 😆

  23. eonatoa May 6, 2010 6:23 am

    Auwe! Too many “injuries”! Theres a difference between injured and hurt! Hurt, every body hurts cuz it is football, injury, is wen bones broke! I miss da old days wen al noga would reset his dislocated shoulder on his own, then knock someone out of the game! Or nate jackson puking his guts out on da sideline cuz hes playing with the stomach flu! Have our boys gone soft?

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid May 6, 2010 6:26 am

    It’s a very positive thing that most of the team is staying for that first summer session, I agree with Whitey’s number six above.

    Is it very typical for the team to do so each summer? IIRC, the guys with the blue turf have near perfect attendance each summer in the regard.

  25. chopsueyboy May 6, 2010 6:29 am

    top twenty-five

  26. whitey May 6, 2010 6:29 am

    Very good bio on wafan. Will pass on info to ed m that his cohort is doing well.

  27. chopsueyboy May 6, 2010 6:29 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Nurse’s Appreciation Day!

  28. chopsueyboy May 6, 2010 6:35 am

    Mahalo Liz Kauai for the bio.

    Wafan, can we expect now famous homemade scones in 2011 at Huskie Stadium tailgate when our Warriors go Dawg hunting?

  29. whitey May 6, 2010 6:35 am

    anytime you have to pay additional money is not a happy moment, but UH is making the right decision on student activities fee. we are also very fortunate to have a chancellor who understands what it takes to make UH a school where the people of Hawaii can be proud of.

  30. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2010 6:37 am


    Howzit, I don’t think the boys getting soft, more like they using their head and being smart. What’s the use of trying to be all tuntadan and risk a more serious injury during training. Besides the season never start yet and you always want to be in peak physical condition for that. I’m sure during the season when the minor injuries arise, the boys shake em off and get back into the fight. But yeah you right, too many injuries lately…no can have that kine or else we’ll be hurting even more when the season rolls around with key guys out for the count!

  31. Garret May 6, 2010 6:49 am

    Great bio by Liz about wafan! The only thing I had a question about was that I didn’t know that states had Presidents…especially 8 of them.

  32. Garret May 6, 2010 7:17 am


    I’ll try to address some of the reasons behind expansion–the issues are pretty simple when you look at the $$$.

    I’m intrigued about the Big Ten’s expansion plans.
    It seems the Big Ten already gets so many benefits. It has top teams in almost every sport and, thus, reaps a lot of money for that.
    In the end, you add teams, you add payouts. More teams mean less success for some others.

    The Big 10 is *only* adding schools that will bring them MORE money, not less. They are looking for go from $22 million per school to something much more than that. So, they are adding payouts…but EVERY school will get more money.

    Here is a simple example: If the Big 10 adds Missouri, then every cable system will need to add the Big 10 Network. Every Dish and DirecTV customer in Missouri will also be worth money to the Big 10 Network. That comes out to between $1 and $2 per person in the state of Missouri in cable/satellite TV fees, *plus* they get to charge more for all of their commercials because they have lots of subscribers. If the Big 10 goes after Rutgers and maybe Syracuse, that is to get the NY market…you know how many people are in NY state!

    The Big 10 Network already has deals in place with Dish and DirecTV that pays them a certain dollar amount for every subscriber in the Big 10’s “footprint”. That means that *any* school in NY state being added to the Big 10 will result in the Big 10 Network getting say $2 per satellite TV subscriber in the entire state of NY!

    If travel wasn’t a consideration, the Big 10 could add one team in Texas and one team in California…and no matter what teams that was, every satellite customer in those states would bring money to the Big 10!

    Look at Boise State. Extremely successful in one sport, not so in some others. If it goes to the MWC, the assumption is it brings another BCS-caliber team into that conference. But the math shows that TCU, Utah, BYU and Boise State then would have to play each other during the regular season, and obviously, you can’t get more than one undefeated team out of that group. So, in the end, the MWC still would end up with only one BCS berth. Maybe.

    The new WAC rules caps the payout to any WAC team making a BCS bowl to get $3 million *before* expenses. That means that UH would basically break even when going to a BCS bowl and BSU would make just about $1 million from going to a BCS bowl. Reduced travel costs (especially for nonrevenue sports) would save BSU about $1 million, maybe *more*. The NCAA men’s basketball revenue is split evenly among MWC members and they make a LOT more than the WAC…from what I’ve seen (I’m glad that SDSU is a public University), each MWC makes more than $1 million more than each WAC member from basketball.

    Reducing travel costs equals the amount of money BSU would get from going to a BCS game every year! NCAA basketball tournament money equals or exceeds the money BSU would get from going to a BCS game every year! The increased money from the MWC’s richer TV contract would exceed the money BSU would get from going to a BCS game every year!

    So, BSU would make 3x the money from the MWC than they make from going to a BCS game…and if they made a BCS game then they would make a *lot* more since the MWC doesn’t steal all the BCS money away like the WAC does.

    With the way that the dominoes may be falling, it appears that the MWC could get ahead of the Big East before the next BCS contract is done. That could result in the MWC getting an automatic spot plus having a chance at an at-large spot. But the other revenue and the reduced travel costs means that they make *more* even when they don’t make it to a BCS game.

    Put it this way, *Wyoming* earns more from the MWC’s NCAA basketball money and the MWC’s TV revenue than BSU earns from the WAC’s NCAA basketball money and the WAC’s TV revenue even if you throw in BSU’s money from a BCS bowl. Throw in reduced travel costs (Ruston, Honolulu, etc.) and BSU, Nevada, Fresno State, and even UH would leave the WAC behind the second the MWC came calling.

    There’s only so much money in the pot. Realignment won’t add to the pot. It might redistribute it a bunch. But the bottom line is the real money comes from the postseason. So why would an Ohio State want to further hinder its chances of making the big BCS money?

    Ohio State makes about $1 million to $2 million in profit from going to a BCS game. They make $22 million (and that number jumps up every year) from the Big 10 payout for the regular season. That $22 million could go to $25 million or $30 million after expansion. That means Ohio State would get FAR, FAR more money after expansion even when they do not make a BCS game.

    One key thing you are missing is that conference expansion DOES add to the pot of money available…for teams in that conference. Every state that the Big 10 Network adds will get the Big 10 Network dollars for every person in the state plus a percentage increase on the price for every TV commercial. The Big 10 even will get to increase the $1 billion they are getting from ABC after they expand.

    The SEC has a clause in their contract that will let them increase the value of their “puny” $3.1 billion TV contract if they expand. If they added teams like Texas and Texas A&M, they would easily get more TV money for each school than they get now. That could mean that ESPN would show replays of SEC games in the late night time slot that now goes to the WAC…

    It is too bad that the population of Hawaii is much smaller than other states, since the money works out based on state population when you are talking about a conference TV network (like the upcoming Pac-12 TV Network). If Hawaii had 20 million people, the Pac-10 would be begging UH to join them.

  33. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc May 6, 2010 7:20 am


    Am still struggling to learn the basic services of my new iPhone. I can now make and receive calls, pick up voicemail, and am slowly learning how to add new names to the address book. However, texting, sending/receiving e-mail or doing the Twitter thing, and using most of the icons that come with the basic phone are simply beyond my capabilities because of my bad vision coupled with my lack of a third hand to hold a magnifying glass. I was stunned to find out that Apple not only does not have an magnification accessory for sale but also it has received poor ratings from organizations which work with & for the visually impaired. If anyone knows of a company that makes magnification screens for the IPhone, please let me know. E-mail is swood at hoku dot com.

    BTW, Liz – what is iPhone PDX?

    Back to SPORTS STUFF: Mahalo to Virginia Hinshaw with respect to supporting a student ahtletic fee; however, I’m surprised that the fee won’t be used to partially underwrite a wide range of extra-curricular activities throughout the year – theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits, lectures, etc. Still, this is a major change in her position compared to last year

    Stephen and Ferd: Perhaps you will want to think about embarking on a campaign to educate & inform the larger community about the important of college athletic programs at all levels for students, the academic community, and the larger one in which most of us live/work.

    I know, I know – the transition period makes it hard to do anything beyond the next week or two, but perhaps you could submit that as a proposal in making the argument to keep you two around for a few more years.

  34. Garret May 6, 2010 7:21 am

    Tebow’s #15 Broncos jersey is already the biggest selling jersey in the NFL!

    Tim Tebow already leads the NFL in one category: jersey sales.

    His Broncos No. 15 jersey was by far the most popular on the NFL’s website for April. His celebrity clearly trumps the debate over whether he’ll ever make it as an NFL quarterback after winning the Heisman Trophy and two national championships at Florida.

    April’s No. 2 seller was an old quarterback on a new team: the Redskins jersey of Donovan McNabb.

  35. Garret May 6, 2010 7:27 am

    This is a nice summary of the Big 10’s criteria for adding a team:

    “You’re trying to gauge if the members you’re adding are truly going to add value to all the league schools,” Currie said of the Big Ten. “That’s pretty unique. If you have 11 teams in the Big Ten and they all got $22 million last year, who is the team that is going to bring $22 million in value to the league next year so that everyone doesn’t have to take a smaller piece of the pie?

    “In these days and these times, there aren’t many schools who can say, ‘we can take $2 million less next year.’ Its going to have to be a pretty compelling argument that any commissioner would have to make their presidents about why they should add another school.”

  36. Garret May 6, 2010 7:38 am

    Look at the increase in revenue from the Big 10 TV Network during a tough year for the economy…and this doesn’t even count the extra revenue the Big 10 would get from a championship game after they expand.

    According to the Sports Business Journal, the Big Ten Network, launched in June 2006, has been hugely profitable. In 2007, the network generated $217.7 million and paid each of the 11 schools approximately $18.8 million. And in 2008, the payout increased to $22 million apiece.

    The Southeastern Conference, according to the Sports Business Journal, paid its schools about $11 million apiece in 2007, while the Pac 10, which has been talking expansion and creation of its own network, paid between $7 million and $11.5 million, the Big 12 paid between $7 and $12 million, and the Big East paid about $4.5 million to its schools.

  37. Kazz May 6, 2010 7:44 am

    A combination of the student athletic fee and continued “exploration” by the UHAD on stretching dollars is a good start.

    It’s nice that they’ll be able to keep “breaking even” at the LEAST every year, but there will still be that 10 million dollar hole left to fill in.

    It’s like people that refinance credit card debt. So you consolidate your debt and kind of start over again, but if you keep racking up expenses then what’s the point? UHAD cannot put themselves in that siutation should this fee get passed with no problems.

  38. Kazz May 6, 2010 7:48 am


    Yeah I caught L&L last night. I think all the softball players have been asked the same questions over and over again all season long.

    BTW, Papa Leahey must have been really hurt to not cover the games over the weekend. Just watching him get up to open the door on the set looked painful.

  39. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 6, 2010 7:49 am

    LIZ: great story on WAFAN!

    WAFAN: glad you are on our team

    DPK – missed you at the CC

    Good morning Folks!

  40. addahknowjoe May 6, 2010 7:49 am

    Wafan- you need to somehow bring your talents back home to nourish the young minds here.

    Good job, LizK.

    Who cares what the BigTen, Big12, SEC, PAC10, ACC, MWC are doing in their back yards. Worry about and take care of our own first.

    We should be trying to improve the WAC collectively. Help fellow members improve each others’ programs financially and competitively in every sport. Collaborate and establish collective bonds through academics with fellow WAC members by using each others strengths to form a stronger overall educational system.

    Worry about our own kuleana. No be niele about others.

  41. Pomai May 6, 2010 7:50 am

    I wonder where it will all end, the TV deals aren’t a bottomless pit, they will have to hold the line soon.

  42. Pomai May 6, 2010 7:58 am

    #40 addahknowjoe good one. In more than one way.

  43. Garret May 6, 2010 8:00 am


    Trouble is, several WAC teams are trying to leave the conference while other WAC teams are facing the real possibility that they might have to drop football. That is why the WAC brings up signing a loyalty pledge and the WAC’s schools refuse…that tells you that there are a lot of WAC schools who have already decided to leave once they can.

    That is why I’m hoping that the MWC is damaged enough by conference expansion that they have to invite UH. I have no doubt that other WAC schools will leave, and I’m following this closely because it could literally be game over for UH Athletics as we know it if UH is left behind.

    Some people say that UH should go independent or drop out of D-IA. The impact of that would be that nonrevenue teams like the women’s softball team could go away forever. How could UH fill out a schedule when teams already lose money on softball and they would need to fly to Hawaii? During the conference season, *no* team would be available for UH to play if UH was an independent, which means that the softball team would not have a schedule to play. This goes for women’s basketball, tennis, golf, and all nonrevenue sports.

    UH adding a student fee is a BIG help…I just hope that it isn’t too late.

  44. Garret May 6, 2010 8:06 am


    The crazy thing is TV ratings for almost everything are way, way down…except that TV ratings for college football were up significantly. Revenue for regular-season games was way up for the Big 10 Network and CBS/ESPN had record TV ratings for their SEC games last year.

    Not only are more people watching college sports on TV, but they are more valuable to advertisers. About 40% of TV watchers have a DVR and that number increases significantly. So, they record shows and fast-forward through commercials. However, advertisers know that people watch college sports live, so their commercials will be seen.

    I don’t know when it will all end. I can’t believe we have so many ESPN channels and that every TV subscriber pays something like $5 for ESPN no matter if they watch sports or not. All I know is that people apparently have voluntarily been paying for the Big 10 TV Network and they are generating new revenue that is the envy of all of the other conferences.

    I’m talking way too much about this and it is coming off as too negative…so, I’ll step back from the blog for awhile and will post ways that I think UH and the WAC could improve their position later.

  45. djmitcho (iPhone) May 6, 2010 8:07 am

    Good Morning everybody. Just sitting at the airport waiting to start my journey to Washingon DC for my sister’s graduation. Hope everyone has a good Thursday.

  46. bb May 6, 2010 8:07 am

    Robert Kekaula has a new job?


    How ironic that he was the first local news sportscaster to break the Moniz apology.

  47. sjmacro May 6, 2010 8:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos: Thanks LizK for the Wafan bio. Like DPK I should have been one of his students, hence the “s” = shaky part of my moniker. 🙂 BTW check out the Eyes of Hawaii photo exhibit at the Main Library starting tomorrow. One of mine is in the mix of 40.

  48. Da Punchbowl Kid May 6, 2010 8:14 am


    Don’t know if you noticed, but when Pops Leahey got up a second time to go tell the dog to “shaddup!”…

    Perfect! I laughed til I cried! 😆

  49. Da Punchbowl Kid May 6, 2010 8:18 am


    Would have liked to go to yesterday’s CC with da gang, but I had a lunch date with my son for Boy’s Day.

  50. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 6, 2010 8:35 am

    sjmacro: were you at the last meeting of EOH? I was invited to hear the lecture on Photoshop.

  51. papajoe2 May 6, 2010 8:41 am

    You may keep blogging as I enjoy different views, mostly, if not all, based on facts. I also enjoy your off topics blog too. As I am retired and always loved sports, especially UH sports, I really enjoy this Tsaiko blog.

  52. LizKauai m/ May 6, 2010 8:46 am

    sjmacro- CONGRATS for the Eyes of Hawaii piece! Tsweet!!!


  53. sjmacro May 6, 2010 8:49 am

    Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς: missed the last meeting 🙁 Thanks LizK :mrgreen:

  54. Kazz May 6, 2010 8:58 am


    It would have been funnier to see the reactions of Majam and Iwata if the sound effect of the dog barking was not audible during the live taping and only inserted in the editing room.

    I can just imagine them being greeted by Papa Leahey and then having him yell “SHUT UP” into an empty hallway.


  55. Kazz May 6, 2010 9:00 am


    I emailed you this week from my work address.

  56. Kazz May 6, 2010 9:03 am

    Good job LIZK on Wafan’s bio!

    Wafan, you are a gentleman and a scholar sir!!! :mrgreen:

  57. Slugger May 6, 2010 9:07 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Great piece on wafan, MsLiz! Wafan is such a humble guy, I didn’t know that there was all of that GREATNESS (to steal a phrase from RainbowCliff) in him. Appreciate that dedication to students & helping them develop into intelligent adults. Way to go, Wafan!

    Good news on the student fee being moved forward by the Chancellor. I’d love to see more students at the athletics events. Get the place rockin’. Free admission to other events like theatre, music or cultural events for the fee would spread the benefits to those students who are not interested in athletics. I like it!

  58. Don Weir May 6, 2010 9:11 am

    ‘I think we’re at a time when instead of looking for ways to earn more money — from, essentially, fans and companies who are making less money — that programs should find ways to spend the money more wisely.
    The bubble is going to burst.’

    The bubble has burst already. The tell tale signs are there for viewing.

  59. Stretch May 6, 2010 9:15 am

    wafan – I am very thankful that the kids have educators like you. If I was their teacher, we would all be in trouble.

    Thanks LizK for writing the Bio.

    May 6th, 2010 at 5:16 am
    Although, if it wasn’t for the tsunami, Stretch and PP would have easily beaten her, or so I’m told. ….

    Without a doubt!! She’s lucky the “tsunami” was coming.

  60. Old Diver May 6, 2010 9:17 am

    Adding to the Big 10 expansion discussion, from what I read this weekend in a Minnesota newspaper the Big 10 makes huge bucks in the eight states they have schools in and just a fraction of that amount in other states. So the expansion will be strategically based on adding schools from States where they have no presence. The Minnesota also said their new on campus $280 million stadium would not have been possible without the TV revenue.

  61. Don Weir May 6, 2010 9:18 am

    Mahalo to the supporters that came out to Tiki’s last night in support of UH Letterwinners and Warrior Football.
    Always a pleasant conversation with Slugger who sat at the table with UH Baseball legend Sam Kakazu.
    Mahalo to Kelly McGill (UH FB Alum # 53) for arranging the event and donating gross receipts of the Warrior Pride beverage to UHLWC.
    Mahalo to Jeannie PinPin and Donna ‘G’ (the local UHF Senoritas) for hosting the UH Foundation table and answering the questions concerning UH programs as well as providing alumni pins, UH Manoa pins, and the “H” pin that was/is in such demand.

  62. Old Diver May 6, 2010 9:25 am

    All I can say about the student fee is ” about time already “. Two years in the making? when the ship is sinking? Putting Hinshaw in charge of passing out the lifejackets on a sinking ship would be a bad idea. I can just imagine her dilemma. Hmmmm, I wonder when I should start to pass out the lifejackets? I know, I’ll form a committee. A few minutes later. ” Sorry people we don’t have a consensus “.

  63. lopaka43 May 6, 2010 9:35 am

    Aloha, Tsaiko Ohana,

    I just have to say that Liz – Kauai’s post on wafan today took my breath away. This is what makes Warrior Beat and the Tsaikos world class. There is no other blog anywhere that can cover the range of Food, Fun, Friendship, Fishing, and of course Football and all other sports UH the way this blog does.

    It makes me proud to be a Tsaiko!!

    Aloha, and esme out.

  64. (Jesse)James May 6, 2010 9:35 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all have a great day…!!!

    Great Bio on Wafan…another Monarch Brother on this site…he balances the shenanigans of another Monarch…Gramps….Sheesh…LOL

    j/k Gramps.

  65. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 9:41 am

    I’m actually OK with the timetable.
    The chancellor first wanted to push through the bus-pass initiative, which was interesting in itself. How many students ride the bus compared to attending UH event?
    And for a couple of years, she allowed the students to debate whether they wanted to pay for an activity fee. It was like, “C’mon, what’s the right answer? ‘No to a fee?’ OK, let’s try again. ‘C’mon, what’s the right answer …?”
    But, as we all knew, she didn’t need the students’ approval. Now it’s reality time: there’s a money problem, this is how we fix it.
    An upper-campus person who is involved with the process but is not in athletics said the problem is too often it is said the athletic department has a financial shortfall. He said it should be that the athletic department is “under-funded.” The money the athletic department receives from upper campus is disproportionate to fulfilling the needs of gender equity, maintenance, etc. The source of the student fees has been made an issue. In the end, the athletic department now will be getting proper funding from the upper campus. But like I said before, this is probably the last bailout.

  66. Old Diver May 6, 2010 9:55 am


    It’s just that I believe a real leader would have said, ” OK guys and gals, the student fee is going to happen, work out your differences and see me in a month “. Not being clear leads to confusion and a lot of lost time and money.

  67. midori7 May 6, 2010 9:57 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Re: Student Activity Fee
    FINALLY, it’s about time! And yes, PLEASE spend the $ wisely.

    Great bios about Stretch & wafan by PowderPuff & Liz-Kauai. The Tsaikos are quite an accomplished group but most importantly are just plain old GOOD PEOPLE!

  68. Kazz May 6, 2010 9:57 am


    Is the BOR meeting next Friday? It is a Furlough Friday. I think common sense has been furloughed numerous times already. 😆

  69. Slugger May 6, 2010 9:59 am

    Safe travels, djmitcho!

  70. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:02 am

    I think if the student fee proposed would have been $100.00 instead of $50.00, then this separate governing “body”, as referred to in Ferd’s article, would have more options as to using some of the fees for “perks” for all UH system students such as discounted movie nights, a UH student only coupon booklet much like the Koa Anuenue one from last year, on campus concerts/events, etc…

    Also, it would be nice to provide a complete accounting for all students to view online or maybe in Ka Leo to provide some sort of “olive branch” from administration saying to the students “yes we charged you a fee and I know it’s sucks, but here’s what we’re doing with it.”

    Am I being too naïve?

  71. jm2375 May 6, 2010 10:02 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    LizK – great bio on Wafan. I’ve only met the great educator once and didn’t really get a chance to talk to him. Echo the sentiment that he needs to find a way to come home to educate our keiki.

    Fast healing to all those who got “banged up” during Spring Training.

    Good luck to all the UH students as they head into finals.

  72. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:04 am


    I lost some cell numbers last night. I was refreshing the address book on my blackberry and something funny happened.

    I am now only missing your #. Could you e-mail it to me at ukazzh (at) gmail (dot) com as well as your e-mail address?

  73. SteveM May 6, 2010 10:08 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Stephen Tsai:
    May 6th, 2010 at 6:19 am
    That’s why I try to avoid debating with people on the blog. We’ve got a few lawyers, a few who think they’re lawyers, and, of course, an actual rocket scientist. Try to argue numbers with a rocket scientist. Then there’s a blogger who probably can access files on everyone in the country

    🙂 …which reminds me, there were only two Tsai-kos who declined doing bios in 2007: brew808 and mctruck. Maybe…

    …and without checking the records, I’d venture there is more than one rocket scientist and a full fall roster of people with all those alphabets and dots after their names. 😆

  74. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:09 am

    An upper-campus person who is involved with the process but is not in athletics said the problem is too often it is said the athletic department has a financial shortfall. He said it should be that the athletic department is “under-funded.” The money the athletic department receives from upper campus is disproportionate to fulfilling the needs of gender equity, maintenance, etc.

    Sounds legitimate to me and while I do NOT speak for student athletes, I believe MANY current and past UH student athletes, male and female alike, can agree to this.

  75. whitey May 6, 2010 10:13 am

    soap?? did someone mention soap?????

  76. whitey May 6, 2010 10:14 am

    nah, just joke. now get serious job to do, so play nice and have a great day.

  77. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:15 am

    Jim Donovan has said that it is one of his primary goals to make sure that the student athletes and students in general have a good experience with UH athletics.

    What is upper campus’ commitment to the same goal? Do they truly appreciate and share in what Jim Donovan is trying to set up?

    Personally when I am watching our student athletes during warm ups or during games, my mind tends to wander and I am left thinking, “what is going through their heads right now, besides the game itself?”

    After softball games when I am driving out of campus and I see some of the Wahine making that TREK from the stadium to the women’s locker room by the complex are they thinking “this is a long walk”. What are the players thinking when they are in the same LONG line for the restroom as the fans inbetween double headers? Well, I know what they are thinking and it’s sure as heck not something “memorable”… 🙄

    Oh wait, softball is a non-revenue sport so who cares right? 🙄 🙄

  78. duffer (iPhone) May 6, 2010 10:15 am

    Hey Kazz, I think Midori’s number is something like


  79. ai-eee-soos May 6, 2010 10:20 am

    pardon the interruption …

    ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have released former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell after three unproductive and highly paid seasons.

    The decision comes less than two weeks after Oakland acquired Jason Campbell from Washington to take over at quarterback.

    Russell will now likely be considered the biggest draft bust in NFL history. He will have been paid more than $39 million by the Raiders, while producing only seven wins as a starter.

  80. LizKauai m/ May 6, 2010 10:28 am

    ai-eee-soos: I hope Jason is a good fit with the Raiders. I don’t know if there are any other QB’s in the NFL who have had so many different coaches in so few years!

  81. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:31 am





  82. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2010 10:33 am

    Holy Crap, Jamarcus Russell cut…finally the Oakland Raider gods have spoken… Talk about a real expensive dead weight and a relief to get rid of it. Hopefully this is the turning point for the Raiders to get their franchise back on top.

  83. chawan_cut May 6, 2010 10:33 am

    another great writeup! it has always been an honor to meet with you wafan.

  84. Bulla May 6, 2010 10:39 am

    great job on Wafans write up; such a talented young man……haha, really enjoyed talking story with him when we had lunch at Chins in Kahala (many moons ago). IMUA WARRIORS

  85. Pauoa Boy May 6, 2010 10:39 am


    Nah no need take a step back, keep posting. Always interesting to read whether we either agree or disagree at the topic being discussed. It’s always good to read about stuff based on facts regardless if we like them or not. I know I would never go to that extent of putting in the type of effort to retain information on certain important topics you discuss…so for that alone thanks and keep posting!

  86. Old Diver May 6, 2010 10:40 am

    The Colt haters in Washington must be up in arms that Oakland cut an SEC quarterback. You know the big conference little conference mentality.

    Go Colt, and

    Go Warriors

  87. mctruck May 6, 2010 10:46 am

    SteveM,(Tsaiko buddies)……..

    I’m not trying to be snobbish, or secretive……I have very legitimate reasons for being a shadowy figure; if I spilled da beans, I’d have to terminate everybody…end story.

    and NO, I’m not wanted by the law, as they say.

    only my “uncle” knows all bout me. bwahahaha!!

  88. chawan_cut May 6, 2010 10:53 am

    and hopefully the board of regents have some sort of common sense and approve the measure to implement the student athletic fee. if not, come up with $2mill for the athletic department. but the student fee would do everyone a lot more good. we need students to become fans of the sports we love. they’re not renewing the fan base with fresh blood. who’s gonna support the teams in the future?

  89. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 10:54 am

    It’s still possible to be snobbish and secretive for legitimate reasons.

  90. chawan_cut May 6, 2010 10:58 am

    just saw this off of UH’s FB site.
    vote for josh walker’s kill to be the play of the year. he’s in 2nd place right now. (behind new jersey city? i’m sure we have more fans here than they do) pass it along to everyone and get people voting.

  91. Kazz May 6, 2010 11:01 am

    RE: Future UH fans.


    Time to procreate sir. Go find da “Chawan-ette” out there.

    I’m a lost cause. I went to a baby shower two weeks ago and I am going to schedule a vasectomy soon. It’s probably for the best.

  92. SteveM May 6, 2010 11:04 am

    RE: #87
    mctruck — yeah, we figured that out long ago 🙂 We have a lot of new people now and you haven’t been posting too often. ST’s comment about “rocket scientists and people who can access files…” reminded me of you 😎

    Many people don’t know that you (and brew808) are depicted by the character in the last row left side in the original Tsai-ko group caricature of early 2007. Glad to see you still kickin’ !

  93. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 11:04 am

    Thanks for finding the Walker link, CC.
    It’s now posted at the top.

  94. Kazz May 6, 2010 11:05 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    May 6th, 2010 at 10:54 am
    It’s still possible to be snobbish and secretive for legitimate reasons.

    Is being a volunteer sheriff’s deputy for Lackawanna County reason enough?

  95. djmitcho (iPhone) May 6, 2010 11:06 am

    Sitting in the salt lake airport and just realized i left Warrior Jack at home. I guess he doesn’t get to see DC.

  96. LizKauai m/ May 6, 2010 11:12 am

    W-Doc – the iPhone is simple ONCE it gets set up properly. Hope you can find someone close by.

    Old Diver- Redskins fans may be CHEERING, actually, to see Jason Campbell getting another chance to be a franchise QB with the Raiders.

  97. djmitcho (iPhone) May 6, 2010 11:13 am

    Must agree with (J)J…great bio on Monarch brother. If wafan balances out koakane, I guess I balance out (J)J

  98. LizKauai m/ May 6, 2010 11:14 am

    djmitcho – thanks for the reminder. I need to pack Warrior Jack in my India bag…

  99. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 6, 2010 11:15 am

    Per H-Mail:

    UH Football season ticket renewal deadline PUSHED back to June 14th.

  100. chawan_cut May 6, 2010 11:16 am

    *and if you want to vote more than once, just reset your browser’s cookies and then refresh the page*

  101. koakane May 6, 2010 11:23 am

    second ajoe’s thoughts about taking care our back yard first. when and if anyone calls or inquires about having the UH be affiliated with their conference then and only then should we be talking it up. nuff said

    good day tsaiko country hopping you’all had a good cinco and boys day. no forget it mother’s day this sunday.

    nice write up liz on mistah wafan a true monarch bro and good pearl city neighbor. now if he and his brother izzy can remember they both blog on warrior beat ……… all is good in the universe. bwhaaaaaaaaaaaa

  102. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 11:23 am

    Magandang Umaga Sa Inyong Lahat…

    wait a minute, it’s almost Magandang Tanghali Sa Inyong Lahat according to my clock and not the blog clock

  103. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 11:25 am


    Keep on posting.

  104. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 11:29 am

    Wow…another well accomplished tsaiko. Great job LizKauai!

    Great job PP…nice bio on stretch!

  105. Pomai May 6, 2010 11:35 am

    You mean we won’t be seeing any little KAZZ’s running around screaming and choking on their skittles.

  106. Pomai May 6, 2010 11:40 am

    #97 djmitcho
    No one can balance out gramps, dat buggah is a one of a kind!!!!

  107. LizKauai m/ May 6, 2010 11:40 am

    Magandang Tanghali Sa Inyong Lahat!
    Ok… lunchowa!

  108. Blue Powder May 6, 2010 11:43 am

    Mr. Garret: I enjoy all of your posts. Mahalo and keep posting please.

  109. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 6, 2010 11:46 am


    Probably not. He’d be the next one to get zapped by cops for running onto the field.

  110. d1島 May 6, 2010 11:53 am

    Holy smokes! If true, this is a really sad chapter for a former NFL star.

    Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was arrested Thursday in connection with the rape of a 16-year-old girl who police said was delivered to his suburban New York City hotel room against her will.

  111. A-House May 6, 2010 11:54 am


    your #32 – do I read it correctly that every subscriber to dish or whatever in the State of New York will have to pay the “extra” even if they chose not to “purchase” the Big 10 Network?

    If so, wonder how that would work in Hawaii? I know the PUC granted Oceanic TV the “rights” to allow all subscribers to watch the Disney Channel and others for a dollar a month extra. My question was how much did Oceanic collect for those who “pruchased” the Disney Channel versus everyone being charged for the right to watch Disney channel. Bet they made a hellava lot more by sneaking in and securing approval from the PUC! My notion is based on if 10,000 paid $5 ($50,000) per month versus 485,000 subscribers who now pay the $1 ($485,000). Now, that’s a hellava marketing plan!!!!!!!!!! But the PUC did not see it my way – oh, well.

  112. chawan_cut May 6, 2010 11:58 am

    here’s something to make you laugh

  113. koakane May 6, 2010 12:12 pm

    the athletic department to take another look at how it could give the students better value

    after reading the article about the student fee I believe this is a good place to start. treat the students fairly by not putting them away in the corner somewhere. they deserve to be part of the total educational experience be it professional or just non academic. they bring life to their fellow student athletes. they generate pride, spirit and infuse much needed energies at all the games. imho this is how to generate long term commitments to the UH.

  114. oldfart May 6, 2010 12:18 pm

    Students belong in the corner.

  115. oldfart May 6, 2010 12:18 pm

    Far away from me.

  116. Kazz May 6, 2010 12:19 pm

    Complainers of loud noise during sporting events BELONG AT HOME.

  117. oldfart May 6, 2010 12:20 pm

    Can’t stand people who make noise during the game.

  118. oldfart May 6, 2010 12:21 pm

    Can’t stand people who stand up during games.

  119. d1島 May 6, 2010 12:22 pm

    IIRC, when I was at the ticket ofc yesterday it seemed like the two Orange sections in the Mauka corner of the North EZ were “blacked out”. The band occupied some of that area in the past but is the rest of it being held for students in anticipation of the student fee passing thru the BOR?

  120. Kazz May 6, 2010 12:22 pm


    Dey u go.

    I am 6 years removed from my college experience, but I get more excited when I see students at UH games enjoying themselves moreso than me enjoying myself.

    It’s all about what they’ll remember with their time at UH. Good experiences and word of mouth goes a long way.

  121. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 12:24 pm


    Guess what I brought home from mommy and daddy’s place? Your gonna like it. Pinakbet with a hint of your favorite filipino sauce, bagoong. Yup, chowing it down as I take a moment to type.

  122. Kazz May 6, 2010 12:25 pm


    The band only takes up one section. The UH ROTC shares that too, I think.

    Perhaps it is in anticipation of the passing of the student fee, BUT, that doesn’t kick in until 2011 at the earliest.

  123. Pomai May 6, 2010 12:26 pm

    Not only the students but the band, they both need to be right behind the bench and no limitations on the noise they make, no old futs telling them to sit down and be quite.

  124. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 12:28 pm

    😆 No disrespect, but typical filipino grandmas. When you ask them to do something in front of a camera, they always give you that look like you’re trying to make fun of them. My grandmas always give me that look regardless with camera or not. :mrgreen:

    Will forward that video to friends. Nice find cc.

  125. Pomai May 6, 2010 12:29 pm

    Maybe JD needs to hear that a lot of the fans want the band and students right in the middle of things not out on the fringe.

  126. Kazz May 6, 2010 12:30 pm

    Speaking of bagoong…

    I bought some laulau for dinner last night and when I got home I forgot I didn’t buy any lomilomi salmon. So……

    I chopped up some onions and tomato and BAGOONG with some Hawaiian salt and VOILA!!!!!

    BUGGAH tastes pretty much the same!!!

    Had to brush my teeth about two times before bed, but it tastes the same!!!

  127. chawan_cut May 6, 2010 12:31 pm

    no worries. i’m not filipino and i found that hilarious.

  128. LizKauai m/ May 6, 2010 12:32 pm

    Hahaha! oldfart… No Ack! Aren’t you the guy wearing the hookupu ti leaf hat that kept standing up and blocking my view of the goal line??? I bet you are! 😈

    j/k Warrior fans come in all kinds of shapes and styles. All are good!

  129. Kazz May 6, 2010 12:34 pm

    We should put the students that have had one too many beers or Crown shots behind the visiting team’s bench.

    Yup… as UH Athletic Director, I’d be sued many times. Me as UH Athletic Director would be like a real life Michael Scott in charge of a real life Dunder Mifflin except he’d be suffering from bouts of space madness.

  130. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 12:36 pm


    I, too, found it hilarious and I’m filipino. It’s all part of entertainment.

  131. A-House May 6, 2010 12:38 pm


    Hope you took at least a minute or more to savor some of the Bagoong for me!

    Fresh bagoong over hot rice – damn, that is a winnah!!!!!!!!!!

  132. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 12:40 pm


    Why not bring one of the dish that you know how to make to the tailgate. Hint: no tell nobody till after (if they ask what’s in it). Ohh gosh, does this mean I am blackballed from bringing anything? 😆 See what the reaction would be. Be careful, AHouse might want more, so bring a bowl for him.

  133. Pomai May 6, 2010 12:40 pm

    Just read the H mail I got, and found the following:Softball Fans Donate
    More Than $2,400

    Thank you to all of the fans who made donations at the UH-Fresno State softball series. Fans who attended last week’s Wahine softball games donated more than $2,400 during the three-game series. A collection box was stationed in the stadium and fans placed donations as the Wahine took two of three from rival Fresno State and in the process clinched the outright WAC title. All donations will be used to offset the program’s expenses. The collection box, manned by the special interest group “Tsaikos” was a result of UH Wahine Softball fans requesting a means by which to make on-the-spot donations to the team. Donations can still be made online at KoaAnuenue.org, or by calling 956-3459.

  134. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 12:42 pm


    When I was in college, I think the university had a couple of the students right behind the opposing team. Maybe the students bought those.

  135. A-House May 6, 2010 12:42 pm


    Great work by PP and LizK – so much info on members of this blog!

    Hope ST doesn’t call me to write a BIO – wait, he never calls me so no have to worry, but he does ring our door bell from time to time to talk story.

    Beside, I am terrible with English language and get hard time writing good like Mrs A-House! So, if you read a BIO by me that is well written you know who wrote it!!!

  136. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 12:46 pm


    I was thinking of you while I was chowing down. No worries, I give you some.


    Are you filipino? I would think you are since I don’t know of non-filipino who would harbor one in their cabinet.

  137. A-House May 6, 2010 12:51 pm


    Chawan and his friends have seats right behind the opponents bench at Aloha Stadium and it’s hilarious to watch them taunt the players – just like Stretch, Ajoe, etc at volleyball matches.

    But, alas, UH needs the $$$ between the 40-yard lines, Orange level, to balance the budget so I can not forsee, now or in the future, making those areas avaiable to UH system students – I believe it should be open to all UH students at Manoa, UH-West Oahu, and Community Colleges. If UH-Manoa students don’t want to participate, then it’s their decision to miss out on fun, football, and friends.

  138. LizKauai m/ May 6, 2010 12:51 pm

    Get out! Patis and Bagoong are Tsai-ko pantry tstaples no matter where!

    The adobo song was funny… reminds me of my fave GoRemy in the current land of Colt…

    Food- the ultimate peace weapon!


  139. A-House May 6, 2010 12:53 pm

    Thanks to the hard work by Midori7, we will be joining our Tsaiko breathen in the North End zone, yellow section for 2010 and beyond.

  140. Kazz May 6, 2010 12:54 pm

    What the heck??? We’re a special interest group now?

    Oh lord….

    So when can we expect Case, Hanabusa, and Djou to start posting here then?

  141. A-House May 6, 2010 1:00 pm

    Senior moments again – forgot to thank Chancellor Hinshaw for approving and passing to the Board of Regents for their approval the “student fee” proposal.

    Hopefully, Keith Amemiya will be the “guiding light” within the Board to see things clearly to vote for approval.

  142. A-House May 6, 2010 1:03 pm


    Tsaikos will forever be considered “strong supporters”, aka, special interest, of UH sports and subject to close scrunity by the NCAA for violations.

  143. LizKauai (iPhone) May 6, 2010 1:07 pm

    Yes. Chancellor Hinshaw rocks! I love seeing her at the sporting events. She’s a cool lady and great fan!

  144. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 1:09 pm


    Sporting events are meant to be loud. Maybe you should invest in an earplug or a Bose headset.

  145. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 1:16 pm

    Check out this picture of Hanabusa


  146. Pomai May 6, 2010 1:19 pm

    It would be interesting to see how much money would be lost if the band and student section where right behind the bench? I feel that you need bring back that college atmosphere which is not the right now.

    I went back and looked at some of last season home games an the section behind the bench was not full at all actual none of the orange section was full except for the Navy game and the only reason that was full is because everyone wanted to see Sailor Blue cry… na/jk Blue.

  147. Slugger May 6, 2010 1:21 pm

    The blacked out sections on the Aloha Stadium seating chart at the UH ticket office shows the extent of the seats reserved based on last year’s season tix & reserved seats. So, for the North end zone, it includes the band, but also may include seats held by season ticket holders. I know that because I asked when I went to switch my seat. I still got a seat in the adjoining section even though it was blacked out, and there were rows of yellow showing above it.

    Jason might know… are student ticket sales in the North end zone near the band?

    K, back to my ‘paperwork’. Esme & out….

  148. Pomai May 6, 2010 1:21 pm

    BleedGreen808 that’s low, but funny. LOL

  149. bluefintuna May 6, 2010 1:29 pm

    Re-The playing surface at Aloha Stadium

    First of all can natural grass be planted at Aloha Stadium?

    If the answer is yes, then I would want to hear the pluses and minuses of having a natural grass surface.

    Furthermore if the pluses outweigh the minuses, especially how it’s less costly than replacing the artificial surface every eight years, then wouldn’t it make sense to have a grass surface?

    From a spectator’s standpoint does it matter what surface the players are playing on?

    From a player’s standpoint does it matter if they’re playing on artificial or grass? Since studies have been made that less season ending injuries, like ACL(s), occur on grass surface wouldn’t coaches and players lobby for grass surfaces?

    Would the UH or NFL care if it grass or artificial?

    If having a grass surface at Aloha Stadium seems too logical then somebody should spearhead a campaign to have this done.

  150. BG May 6, 2010 1:36 pm

    Great work in the land of WA, Wafan!!! Wonderful piece of work, Liz!!!

  151. wafan May 6, 2010 1:36 pm


    Geez. My arm still hurts. As Paka pointed out, must be getting soft. But, I complied with the “request”.

    Thanks for the bio, Liz, even if you did make up nearly all of it.

  152. wafan May 6, 2010 1:37 pm

    Can anyone really balance out KK?

  153. 99club May 6, 2010 1:39 pm


    Mahalo for all you do for the kids. Another fine product of ‘da school on the shores of the Kapalama canal. 🙂 Liz, well done!

    Great points on the expansion considerations of various conferences. It seems to me that most articles I’ve read and pieces heard on sports radio are opining that the Big East will be the losers while the non-BCS conferences would remain about the same: screwed.

    Like A-joe so sagaciously wrote above, let’s just worry about the WAC.

  154. Kazz May 6, 2010 1:40 pm

    Grass vs Field Turf.

    A GOOD grass field would require a groundskeeping crew on staff on a regular basis all year long, but I don’t know how much that will cost to keep up as opposed to spending around $2,000,000.00 every eight years or so.

    Lucky we live Hawaii and the weather isn’t too much of an issue, but when it does rain, I am not sure if the current drainage system at the stadium is suited for real dirt and real sod. Most likely, it is not. So for a grass field to be in place, there is another cost to re-do the drainage system.

    Field turf provides a stable, durable, and consistent playing surface than natural grass. With real sod, you are dealing with what is pretty much a living entity that requires a lot of maintenance if you want it to “hold up”. In Hawaii, again, not too bad, but still, you’ll need a lot of care for it if you want it up to the highest standards.

  155. wafan May 6, 2010 1:41 pm

    Garret . . .

    I like dealing with facts and that is exactly what you provide.

    The 8 presidents are SkillsUSA Washington State Presidents. Each went on to earn either nearly full ride or completely full ride scholarships to major universities along the West Coast. Whoo-hoo for the kids!

  156. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 1:42 pm

    I say if you want a college atmosphere, let the students yell and scream and bring the stadium within walking distance of the university. Place the stadium where the old stadium was and have the state buy the land surrounding the area. Heck, if the state is displacing landowners due to the rail, why not do the same thing.

  157. wafan May 6, 2010 1:44 pm

    How would real grass hold up with all the usage from high school games before the UH game?

    I remember the mud pit at the Termite Palace. Not something that would provide a pretty picture for televised games.

  158. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 1:45 pm

    Re: Conference Realignment–

    Just another prime example of the RICH getting RICHER and the poor getting poorer.

  159. wafan May 6, 2010 1:46 pm

    I think most major universities place their bands in the endzone areas. They make more money selling those “50-yardline” seats.

  160. GRM May 6, 2010 1:47 pm

    Bagoong over hot rice – you guys are making me HUNGRY!!

  161. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 1:48 pm


    Hence, why SJSU decided to go with artificial turf.

  162. bluefintuna May 6, 2010 1:52 pm

    vg points. just wondered. i just love watching games on grass surfaces, like usc home games.

  163. Kazz May 6, 2010 1:56 pm

    I haven’t said much about all this conference alignment talks because I find it confusing as heck with all the what ifs and what not. I do agree the WAC and UH should be more proactive and I also agree with ST and others when we HAVE TO WIN in football and men’s basketball more than ever right now.

    I love our non-revenue sports. Ok, fine, I love softball. It’s pure, no BS drama, and the Wahine program is as “blue-collar” as it gets. Combine that with decent success over the years despite a lack of GREAT facilities and how can ANYONE not be interested in what they are doing. I love our Rainbow Wahine volleyballers. National power and always fun to watch, but women’s volleyball isn’t a big moneymaker outside of Hawaii.

    I do quietly fear what may become if hell on Earth arrives and UH is dumbed down below D1 status, more so for these other sports. When money is involved, fairness is NOT an issue or a factor. How many countless and TALENTED athletes representing UH have come from these non-revenue/smaller revenue sports? Yuval Katz, Natasha Kai, Clay Stanley, Robin Ah-Mow Santos, Annett Wichmann, Stacey Porter, etc… (just to name a few) When people like this win world competitions and Olympic medals, we can say, “yeah, they competed and developed at UH!!!”

    Non-revenue or not, there are other student athletes that are not being recognized that are doing their part in representing UH to the fullest extent. It would be a shame if UH had nothing for kids like this.

    Also, if you wanna talk about money, let’s talk about money. Take all the NON-SCHOLARSHIP athletes at UH, of which make up the majority of the non-revenue sports, and see how much their out-of-state tuition brings in to upper campus. That comes out to a little over 2 million dollars PER SEMESTER or 4 million dollars annually, not to mention summer school tuition.

    So yes, UH athletics, UH Manoa, the UH system, and HAWAII cannot afford to let UH athletics slip out of D1 NCAA competition. PERIOD.

    (and I’ll probably shoot myself.)

  164. Kazz May 6, 2010 2:00 pm

    I never played football, but I assume most football players prefer a nicely manicured and well maintained natural sod field.

    Bulla? Pride? What say you?

  165. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 2:00 pm


    Yay, another bagoong lover. We definitely are growing by the post. Maybe one day, we should have a bagoong cattle call.

  166. BG May 6, 2010 2:06 pm

    A-House #142

    I would love to see the NCAA rep trying to track down the special interest group known as the “Tsaikos”. Just like that dingbat supervisor that wanted us to take down our Tsaiko banner at the cabana because they don’t allow “organizations”. That’s when I got into it with him. I said I wanted to see their definition of organization in writing. My argument was that an organization (by definition) has structure, may pay dues, has a meeting place (CC’s shouldn’t count), etc. The Tsaikos have none of that. We have no head person except ST who disavows all responsibility (and liability) for the crazy stuff we do. I can picture it now:
    Investigator: I understand you’re a Tsaiko.
    Tsaiko: Yeah
    Investigator: Who’s the leader of your group?
    Tsaiko: Nobody
    Investigator: Somebody has to set policy, make decisions, count the money…
    Tsaiko: Nope
    Investigator: (exasperated) Where do you meet?
    Tsaiko: Cyberspace
    Investigator: (really exasperated) You don’t say?!!! How often do you meet in cyberspace?
    Tsaiko: Everyday
    Investigator: Everyday, huh? And who conducts the meetings?
    Tsaiko: Nobody
    Investigator: You folks are hopeless. No way you could ever accomplish anything doing things that way. I’m wasting my time.

  167. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 2:11 pm


    Cyberspace? 😆

  168. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 2:13 pm

    Real men of genius …
    Brilliant road crew broke a water pipe. Neighborhood water had to be shut off.

  169. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 2:17 pm

    All I know is the guy who maintains the UH grass field asks me EVERY day: Do you still have a job?
    I could be with people, I could be in conversation. Same question. Every day.
    This is from someone whose job, literally, is to watch the grass grow.

  170. wafan May 6, 2010 2:19 pm

    Real men of genius?

    They repaved the road to school on Monday. All day.

    Bright and early Tuesday morning they were ripping it up to put in a new water line.

    Today, they finally repaved the ditch. Now there is a dip (no, not the kids in school) that runs the full width of the road.

    I wonder if they may decide to install a new sewer line sometime next week.

  171. LizKauai m/ May 6, 2010 2:19 pm

    BG— #166 – Nails da one! Tsai-ko is a state of mind and a keyboard 😆

    BleedGreen808- I also stock up on anchovies at Costco. Eat ’em by the tin with foods like pizza and any kine pasta (nowadays I have to watch the carbs so they flavor up the brown rice noodles, olive oil and garlic)! Anchovies = haole bagoong


  172. chopsueyboy May 6, 2010 2:20 pm

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc

    did a little research
    Have you tried VoiceOver?

  173. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 2:20 pm

    Reminds me of how they put in the UH track BEFORE they put in the new turf.

  174. Kazz May 6, 2010 2:20 pm

    In Hawaii there is an inordinate amount of road crews breaking water pipes.

  175. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 2:21 pm

    No disrespect to anyone, but I thought I should post this video. WARNING: this video is for the playful minded individual.


    Man, I am on fire today. I don’t know what got into to me. I guess was hoping for someone to help me break the 1200th post record. Ok, I’ll go to the same corner as Garret.

  176. wafan May 6, 2010 2:22 pm

    Must be job security?

  177. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 2:22 pm

    Son has a prom tonight.
    One problem: No frickin’ water to shower!!!

  178. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 2:22 pm

    And, as we know, frickin water is more environmentally sound than regular water.

  179. wafan May 6, 2010 2:24 pm


  180. Ralph May 6, 2010 2:24 pm

    I guess Rob and I won’t be making the bagoong cc, hey, my spell check vibrated on the word bagoong!

  181. wafan May 6, 2010 2:28 pm

    So, according to the journalism style book, what is the accepted form?

    Frickin’ recycled water


    Recycled frickin’ water

  182. Kazz May 6, 2010 2:28 pm

    RE: Groundskeeper.

    I want that job. I wanna watch grass grow.

    Then I’d get bored and I’ll have to come up with ways to catch that GIANT duck that is always by the pond at UH in the morning.

  183. Kazz May 6, 2010 2:32 pm


    You or your son got a gym membership?

    Once the water in Palisades was off and I had to go to work so I jetted down to 24hr Fitness and showered there. Sounds “ghetto” but you gotta do what you gotta do.

  184. Kazz May 6, 2010 2:33 pm

    Wait, I should have just called in sick right?

  185. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 2:35 pm


    Anchovies with pizza, yummy. Anchovies alone, not so masarap or naimas (delicious).

    You should go to this filipino restaurant called Kusina (kitchen) in Kapaa. When I lived there for a year, I used to eat there quite often when I missed mommy and daddy’s cooking. And, oh, they sell bagoong but over prized.


    Here’s your favorite filipino food.


  186. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 2:38 pm


    No worries, you won’t even notice the smell just how onolicious it is.

  187. Kazz May 6, 2010 2:40 pm

    RE: Anchovies.

    I didn’t know the grocery store sold anchovy paste. There is a receipe on there for an anchovy butter spread for toast. It’s not bad.

  188. Bulla May 6, 2010 2:42 pm

    I still think they’re less injuries on grass fields because there is more ‘give’ on a foot plant / knee twist ….

  189. Kazz May 6, 2010 2:42 pm

    Bagoong at a tgate?

    My God.. The flies people!!! THE FLIES!!!

  190. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 2:51 pm


    You should try typing kalamungay. The correct spelling is Marunggay and the correct pronunciation is ma rong gai.

    Speaking of which…if you see the plant around the house, it’s a guarantee a filipino family lives there.

  191. OTTO May 6, 2010 2:51 pm

    I didn’t go to UH so I don’t know… what access do students have to use athletic facilities? Can they use the gym(s) and fitness centers? Can they use the pool? Can they run on the T.C. Ching track? Do they have rock concerts in the Stanley? Do students have preferences for use of the tennis courts? How much variety is offered in the intramural program? Are the athletic facilities only in the Quarry? Are there any facilities closer to the dorms or on the upper campus?etc…. After paying the athletics fee, will any of this improve to make student life better?

  192. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 2:53 pm


    😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

  193. […] The Warrior Beat| UH football, University of Hawaii athletics … […]

  194. Kazz May 6, 2010 2:59 pm


    I believe there are certain times open for student use at the pool and at Ching Field. The students apparently have their own gym in the Stan Sheriff Center away from the Alex Waterhouse facility, which is only for student-athletes. The dorms at UH Manoa are within decent walking distance of lower campus which is where everything is anyway.

  195. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 3:00 pm

    1011 to go

  196. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 3:00 pm

    1004 and counting

  197. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 3:01 pm


  198. Kazz May 6, 2010 3:01 pm

    If there is a parking problem on your street, chances are filipinos are nearby.

  199. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 3:01 pm


  200. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 3:02 pm

    Yay, 1000 to go. Should take me a week to get there.

  201. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 3:07 pm

    You’re right, Kazz.

    I should make a list of “tell tale signs of filipinos nearby.”

    Your #189 post still cracking me up.

  202. Pomai May 6, 2010 3:12 pm

    Dang I didn’t know I could get paid to watch the grass grow, where can I apply I have three years experience 24/7/365.

  203. (Jesse)James May 6, 2010 3:14 pm

    Kazz…#183…I shower at 24hr everyday after working out…why is that ghetto??? MWAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

  204. d1島 May 6, 2010 3:18 pm

    ….and thus the greatness of George Toma.
    He can attract and keep the attention of guys whose job it is to watch grass grow!

  205. PowderPuff May 6, 2010 3:45 pm

    Wow, I’ve learned soooo much about wafan today. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. My sister moved to Washington state last year and loves the education system there. Also big kudos to Liz for a job well done in telling wafan’s story. AWESOME!

  206. NorthShoreFan May 6, 2010 3:46 pm

    A-House…Fresh Bagoong?….das one for Bulla’s list…

    BG808..gotta come to my house…my patnah get about 3 gallons of bagoong in various stages of fermentation…makes it for da kim chee seasoning…So funny when the keeds come to da house…dey all want to open the refridge to see all da small little fish staring back at them from inside da bottles!…”Fresh” bagoong…

  207. NorthShoreFan May 6, 2010 3:49 pm

    Kazz…re..Na Wahine Softball..

    Brittani Bertussi has signed with University of Hawaii. After one of the best summers offensively in Breaker history (440 BA) she will join Kelly Majam (Breaker alum) in the heart of the Wahine batting order.

    Saw this on site and looked over the roster and didn’t see her listed…know what happened to her? Academics?

  208. NorthShoreFan May 6, 2010 3:53 pm

    Mountain Empire Pine Valley CA.
    “All three outs were made by Breakers Mari Majam (2010), one of the best fielding shortstops we saw; lightning quick who sets up properly for every line drive throw.”

    Ht. 5’4”
    Wt .140
    Positions: 2B, SS, OF
    GPA..4.2 SAT 1850
    Bat Left…Throw Right
    Home to 1st 2.97 sec. Home to Home 12.10 sec.
    College: Northwestern

    Sucks no can watch da two play together….Kazz pointed her out at Wahine Senior night sitting right in front of us watching her sis play..seems like a very nice young lady.

  209. Committed Road Warrior May 6, 2010 3:59 pm

    I enjoyed reading the bio on wafan. Great job!

    Hopefully you arrived safely into Dulles.

    Oh, and I hope your plans for DC sightseeing doesn’t necessitate having to take the Metro Red Line into the city…..weekend track work on that line will result in 15-30 minute headway between Red Line trains, a farcry from the usual 5 minutes typical during the weekend.

  210. Ralph May 6, 2010 4:03 pm

    Bertussi is listed with the East County Gamers 18’s. She is the only player without a HS listing with her name, she should have graduated last spring, and she qualifies for the age group.

  211. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 6, 2010 4:07 pm

    Bob Coolen on ESPN 1420 in a few minutes.

  212. Ralph May 6, 2010 4:10 pm

    Kazz thanks for the report in advance! 🙂

  213. NorthShoreFan May 6, 2010 4:10 pm

    So is she on her way here or….???

  214. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 6, 2010 4:12 pm

    I wonder if Bertussi will eventually find her way to Manoa like how Jenna Rodriguez did?

  215. wafan May 6, 2010 4:15 pm

    Dunno what I did to deserve to follow the illustrious Stretch but, thanks all! He is a hard act to follow.

    Great idea, Mr. Tsai! Some inside information . . . even if some of it is “made up” by Liz, uh, I mean the author. Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

    So, who is in the Bio Box?

  216. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 6, 2010 4:27 pm

    I put two and two together when I saw Kelly Majam and another girl that looked like her on Friday night. Then the next day she was wearing Kelly’s pink UA jersey.

    I was thinking “dang… we(UH) still get chance or what?”

    Mari apparently turned down UH and Stanford for NorthWestern.

    Interestingly enough, I heard NWU likes to use the longball as much as we do….

  217. NorthShoreFan May 6, 2010 4:34 pm

    Too bad..it would have been awesome if she came to play with her sis..Iwata to second and Mari at short…infield would be set…

  218. Ralph May 6, 2010 4:40 pm

    Northwestern in 4th place, average record, may qualify because they are in the big 10 with Michigan. Michigan, Ohio State and Illinois with excellent records, big drop to NW.

  219. papajoe2 May 6, 2010 4:41 pm

    Kazz, so what? when da softbows play again? hope you going give da play by play again. i no can wait.

  220. wafan May 6, 2010 4:42 pm

    FastFoward is on. Whoo-hoo!


  221. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 5:33 pm


    Wooo Hooo. Another bagoong lover.

    Cattle call at your house? First of the month?

  222. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 5:33 pm

    Magandang Gabi Sa Inyong Lahat!

  223. Kazz May 6, 2010 5:41 pm

    When does Wahine Softball play again???


    On the Sports Animals, Bob Coolen said the Wahine are having a full on scrimmage against each other complete with two dugouts and umpires THIS Saturday at UH at 11am. Coach Bob said that the public is invited. :mrgreen:

    Just shot an email to the coach to confirm, but my hearing isn’t slipping yet soooooooo, yup! 😎

  224. Annoddah Dave May 6, 2010 5:43 pm

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    Listened to Sports Animals interview with Coach Coolen. He mentioned the Tsaikos effort to garner donations for the team. Thanks to Slugger and her energy, Tsaikos helped put some dough into the SB Wahine pot.

  225. Kazz May 6, 2010 5:43 pm


    Iwata seems more like a 3rd baseman, but it was fun watching her develop from playing SS in high school a few months ago to playing SS in D1 college softball.

    She’s come along nicely and damn she has a cannon!!! 😎

  226. Kazz May 6, 2010 5:46 pm


    So wot sir? You gonna show yup for the full softball scrimmage this Saturday at 11am?

    I know kind of last minute, but this is truly the last chance to watch the ladies of Manoa in action in person this season.

  227. Kazz May 6, 2010 5:52 pm

    So apparently the NCAA is still the same ole NCAA… 🙄

    The deal is, the Wahine will be up in Las Cruces until next Sunday, not this Sunday and Coach Bob says he is not getting anything from the NCAA as to where they will be in the regionals. Now, the Wahine’s RPI is 15 out of 290 other D1 teams and they have 41 wins, worst case scenario is they don’t win the WAC tournament and finish 2nd, but all signs point to an at large bid anyway.

    Coach says that they could not end up getting any word if they should stay on the mainland or not. Depends on the selection. If that happens, it sounds like the Wahine will have to fly back home to Hawaii and then LEAVE back to whatever regional they will be invited to TWO days later.

    How nice of the NCAA to keep the Wahine dangling huh?

    Of course, this can be solved if the Wahine WIN the WAC Tournament and then they can just stay on the mainland the whole time since coach didn’t place a bid to host a regional because as we all know, there is no way in hell the NCAA would even award UH with that. #15 RPI, 40+ wins, a top 25 ranking, and a possible WAC tournament title along with the WAC regular season title just isn’t enough I guess… 🙄

    Let the games begin… 🙄

  228. Annoddah Dave May 6, 2010 5:53 pm


    Sorry, cannot make it as I have a long planned annual camp for my son’s old little league team. We have been doing it about 10 years or so.

  229. Kazz May 6, 2010 6:00 pm


    Ah no worries, tradition is tradition and 10 years is a long time! 😉

    It was last minute and wasn’t advertised. I think Coach Bob said he might be thinking about advertising it in future seasons. This is more for the team to keep in game “form” in time for the tournament anyway.

  230. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 6:06 pm

    Hey, watching the NCAA volleyball championship and Kawika Shoji was asked what his favorite volleyball term? Crushing the coconut. Made famous by Blane Kauwi (sp).

    Former Men’s Volleyball setter Daniel Rasay is a volunteer coach for the cardinals. Wow.

    Stanford leads 2-0

  231. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 6:09 pm


    Might have been a good idea to scrimmage HPU or that other ranked team in Hawaii. Memory serves me right, the pitcher is an ace.

  232. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 6:09 pm

    I think that was Scott Robbs’ term. It’s a shout-out to his wife, who used to post as Coconut Girl.

  233. Kazz May 6, 2010 6:11 pm

    “Crushing the coconut?” Tsk tsk tsk…

    Sounds funny coming from a California student athlete. 😆

  234. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:14 pm

    Waste time, Ohio State!

    Shoulda been another MPSF team in the Final Four…. 🙄

  235. seo companies May 6, 2010 6:14 pm

    Thanks for the blog loaded with so many information. Stopping by your blog helped me to get what I was looking for…

  236. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:16 pm

    ….you were looking for a picture of a Warrior Jack? 😈

  237. Kazz May 6, 2010 6:17 pm


    The Wahine always tend to play Chaminade in the fall, a few months before their spring season starts. It’s really a glorified exhibition. We’re talking about 19-1 final scores.

    HPU, BYUH, or UH Hilo would be better opponents.

    It wasn’t pretty against Chaminade this past fall. The Wahine ended up injuring two or three of their pitchers. Some of our batters hit line drives straight to the knees of the Silversword pitchers. They seemed like pretty bad injuries and one girl already had a huge knee brace on the same knee she got pelted on.

    Of course those things weren’t on purpose, but it was ugly to watch that in person and even worse to hear the poor girl screaming from the top of her lungs in pain. The people in the booth had to start playing music to drown out the screams.

  238. djmitcho May 6, 2010 6:18 pm

    Made it to DC safely. Time to hit the sack. See everyone in the AM

  239. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 6:18 pm


    Thanks for the correction. Apologies to Scott Robbs.


    Hawaii played them closer than Ohio St. is doing. Wonder if Northridge won the previous match. Analyst haven’t said anything.

  240. Kazz May 6, 2010 6:19 pm

    Apparently “SEO COMPANIES” have been in search of photos of Wafan. 😆

  241. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:19 pm

    Penn State upset Northridge.

  242. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:20 pm

    Good to hear djmitcho!

  243. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 6:21 pm


    Hope the underground tunnel is finish rather than the bus type ride between terminals.

  244. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 6:26 pm

    I thought it was HPU who had that ace pitcher where she broke some school or NCAA DII record.

    Thanks d1!

  245. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 6:29 pm


  246. oldie May 6, 2010 6:30 pm

    Garret has always been good about giving us the facts. I hope he continues to do so. Unfortunately, the facts do not paint a very pretty picture for UH Sports and conference alignment. I appreciate his honesty in evaluating Hawaii’s conference appeal.

    But we need to dream. After all, sports, and other forms of entertainment, is a way for us to escape from realty. Even if it’s a long shot, we’d like to think that the UH would be attractive to one of the better conferences.

    The one asset that Hawaii has that no other D1 school can offer is the extended time zone. While everyone likes to talk about the size of the population in a given area, I believe the 3 hour extension of the time zone is a even bigger asset. In addition, many tourists have visited the Islands and feel an affinity with our State. While Hawaii does not have a sizable population, it has something better, National appeal. That is why ESPN was so interested in scheduling Hawaii a few years ago. The combination of the extended time zone, National appeal, and a competitive team was an attractive combo for ESPN. It should be something a conference looking at promoting it’s network should take into consideration.

    While some fans may prefer watching a replay of a game between powerhouses from the SEC, others might prefer a live game from Hawaii, provided the game is competitive one between 2 attractive opponents. So as everyone is saying, what is most important is that the UH returns to its winning ways, especially in football and basketball. Maybe then a conference may start to taking notice.

    By the way, congrats to LizK and Wafan on a nice bio…

    (Typed entirely on my newest toy, the iPad.)

  247. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:31 pm

    finish=finished=pau 😉

  248. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:33 pm

    iPad? 😎

    Who says you can’t teach an “oldie” new tricks? 😆

  249. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:34 pm

    Waste time….

  250. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:36 pm

    ….plus, too, also. Hawaii get wa-a-a-a-y better cheerleaders than the tree huggahs!

  251. d1島 May 6, 2010 6:37 pm

    …’kay, time fo’ bocha den…

    away we go!

  252. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 6:46 pm


    How do you like your iPad? Is it worth it?

    Am still hoping for verizon to make some sort of deal with mac to get the iPhone. Rumors has it that it will arrive next year. That’s what they said last year. Would bankrupt AT&T because of their service. All those that left their original carrier would find their way back to verizon.

    Have a safe trip d1. Might be in vegas or shanghai for the world expo this month. Still contemplating where to go. Got to do it soon for visas sake.

  253. oldie May 6, 2010 6:57 pm

    d1 #248
    Just like a big iPod Touch so mo easy fo see and type fo an older guy.

    BG808 #248
    Haven’t had a chance to explore all it’s capabilities, so don’t want to say much at this point. I have an iPhone so pretty familiar with how to use it.
    I really like the ability to stream movies from Netflix (although the latest and greatest movies are not available). Lot of good Indie movies though. The ABC-TV and USA Today apps look pretty good. Plus it’s great for reading the Warrior Beat blog.

  254. Garret May 6, 2010 6:58 pm

    The Big 12 has been worried about being raided during conference expansion and they have been stuck with a poor TV contract compared to the Big 10 and SEC. However, it looks like they might combine to get a TV network with the Pac-10, which could really create a powerful new TV network.

    The BIG downside for UH in this is that the Pac-10 would play their nonconference games against the Big 12…which means much, much less games against the Pac-10 for UH.

    Officials from the Big 12 and Pac-10 examined possible TV alliances as well as scheduling partnerships in football during preliminary talks Wednesday and Thursday in Phoenix.

    Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe and Pac-10 counterpart Larry Scott attended, along with conferences athletic directors. The talks came against the backdrop of possible Big Ten expansion.

    Possibilities include working together on TV contracts or perhaps even a shared network. The two conferences feature 22 schools west of the Mississippi with strong bases in Texas and California markets.

    Non-conference scheduling in football for “meaningful September games,” Beebe said, could enhance future TV negotiations. The conferences already hold a men’s basketball series.

  255. oldie May 6, 2010 6:59 pm

    BG808 #252 not #248

  256. Garret May 6, 2010 7:01 pm

    For those like A-House who asked about what each channel gets, I’d like to give ESPN as an example. This articles shows that in 2006, ESPN got $2.91 per cable subscriber and ESPN2 got $0.24.

    ESPN went from $2.91 to $3.26 in 2007.

  257. Garret May 6, 2010 7:02 pm

    In 2008, ESPN was up to $3.65 per cable subscriber. ESPN2 had more than doubled and was up to $0.52.

  258. Garret May 6, 2010 7:05 pm

    In 2009, ESPN was up to $4.08 per cable subscriber. ESPN2 was up to $0.54. Throw in ESPNU and ESPN Classic and ESPN can take in $5 or so per household.

    If you look at the trend, people are paying more and more for sports. *That* is subsidizing the increase in TV revenue for some conferences.

  259. Garret May 6, 2010 7:09 pm

    Satellite companies tend to pay the same as cable companies, but when a channel’s contract is up then they always fight over the price (it never goes down!). That is why sometimes a channel leaves a cable or satellite company for awhile.

    The Big 10 gets 2 rates for Dish and DirecTV, a certain amount of money (I think I read something like $1) per subscriber in Big 10 states and a much smaller amount for customers in other states who might have to subscribe to a special sports package to get the network.

    The Pac-10 wants their own TV network and they will use the Big 10’s playbook…after all, the Pac-10 *hired* the guy that set up the Big 10’s network. Maybe they figure they can get more money and coverage if they partner with the Big 12.

  260. Garret May 6, 2010 7:14 pm

    Things that UH could do to help its situation:

    1. Win football and men’s basketball games. The evaluation period started 2 years ago for the BCS and conference expansion and those years are bad for UH’s chances to move up in the conference pecking order. So, UH will have to win BIG in the coming seasons…and hope that the decisions are made next summer instead of this summer. If the conferences wait until next summer, then UH will have time to have a dream season and boost its stock.

    2. Win enough football games so that ESPN picks UH for multiple extra games. WIN those games. More importantly, get big ratings for the games. Winning is currency, ST is correct. TV ratings are also currency. When UH’s ratings are far below other WAC teams, let alone games played by MWC or C-USA teams, UH is less attractive. If UH can pull the big ratings that they had in 2006/2007, conferences will notice. How to get the public to watch UH on TV more? Win. Without winning big this season, ESPN will not pick UH for any extra games…and without being on ESPN, the public will forget about UH.

  261. Garret May 6, 2010 7:21 pm

    Okay, I have to be more positive.

    3. Have JD offer ESPN *free* rights to broadcast UH games in a late-night time slot. ESPN won’t even need to send a crew, they can use the K5 team. Getting on national TV is the key to boost UH’s profile.

    There are a few flaws with this…a) ESPN already can broadcast any UH game for free under the WAC’s contract, b) PPV would take a hit so it would cost UH money, c) The WAC’s TV contract value would be undercut if UH is offering its games for free.

    UH could sweeten its offer to ESPN by offering adjustable kickoff times–if ESPN wants an earlier or later kickoff, things could be arranged. If ESPN says 5pm or 7pm instead of 5:30pm, UH would make that adjustment to get on national TV.

    UH can offer its games to be shown on *any* ESPN channel. Heck, ESPN Classic or ESPN News could carry the channel and UH would get good exposure. UH should remind ESPN that ESPN owns the Hawaii Bowl and would benefit from featuring one of the probable teams (UH) more on their network.

  262. βρεω808 May 6, 2010 7:22 pm

    W I N !!!

  263. Garret May 6, 2010 7:24 pm

    4. The student athletics fee is a good start, but UH needs to give the students a block of good seats on the lower level. TV cameras love to show the students going crazy, so they need to have their section at field level. Sticking the students in the upper level does nothing to create the atmosphere and cannot be shown by the TV cameras.

    This goes for men’s basketball as well as football. The other sports seem to have enough tickets available that it won’t be a problem for the students to get good seats. UH has to make the games free for the students and has to advertise to them to get them to attend the games. The point should be made that they can go for *free* to any game.

  264. βρεω808 May 6, 2010 7:26 pm

    W I N !!

  265. A-House May 6, 2010 7:28 pm


    I like your “outside-of-the-box” thinking in post #246!

    People always mention “audience size” or potential audience size when it comes to TVing – but, like you mention what is the definition of audience size? What are it’s parameters?

    No denying, West of the Mississippi, Texas and California have the largest populations. But, does this necessarily transcend to watching sports? There are probably more people not interested in sports than those who live and die by it. If one looks at % of households, is Hawaii’s % larger than California who has other football conferences, but dominated by the PAC 10?

    It may be that 100,000 attend the Rosebowl or conference rival game between USC and UCLA, but what % is that of the total population of California or LA? Will ESPN be like Mel Kiper who always is the annointed guru of “draft day” yet his choices are seldom that of the clubs; OR, will ESPN look beyond the physical boundaries of Hawaii to make an intelligent decision? Will the PAC 10 be a Mel Kiper or really think-outside- of- the- box-to see the value of adding Hawaii to its conference!

    Anyone within the PAC 10 ask the question: Do we really know what impact Hawaii will bring to the conference in game day attendance? TV revenue? Increased interest in the conference? Purchase of merchandise in Hawaii or on the mainland?

    Maybe the 2008 Sugar Bowl in not a good example, but just ask the Mayor and merchants of New Orleans!!!!!!! How did Hawaii affect their city? Is this a good indicator? Maybe and maybe not, but one never knows until some one asks the question(s).

    There are many “traditions” that people follow and trust in. But, when one disects the tradition one may wonder why it is so because it really does not make sense. Why? just because it has always been done that way for decades or centuries. SO WHAT? If it does not make any sense, get rid of it!!!!!!!!!

  266. Garret May 6, 2010 7:34 pm

    5. Work with the student organizations to get the students to go to the games. At Texas, my IEEE and HKN clubs were able to get blocks of tickets on the 40-yard-line without having to stand in line. We would turn in our IDs on the correct day and one student would bring them to the ticket office and get all of our tickets.

    When you get the clubs together, you have students encouraging students to attend the games. Plus, the students have more fun because they are with friends, and you have eliminated the hassle of picking up the tickets.

    We had to agree to 2 things to sit on the 40-yard-line (in the lowest level, so these were field-level seats): a) We had to stand all game and yell loudly. NOBODY was allowed to sit down except during halftime, and peer pressure kept everybody standing; b) We had to hold up different flash cards as part of the halftime entertainment. Sometimes we had 4 cards with different colors or drawings on both sides…it got pretty complicated!

    The only time I had to stand in line or wasn’t guaranteed a ticket was when a lottery had to be held for games like Oklahoma and Notre Dame. I was offered $350 for my Notre Dame ticket but I went to the game anyway. I wasn’t able to talk for 2 days after the Notre Dame game…those were fun times. Similarly, UH students would not be guaranteed tickets for certain games if more than say 5,000 students wanted tickets…that could be done via lottery or first-come, first-served. I like the first-come, first-served model because it encourages students to stand in line for tickets and creates a buzz.

  267. papajoe2 May 6, 2010 7:34 pm

    towards the end of the football season, UH may not have enough quality opponents to warrant a TV game. Many of the quality opponents are involved in conference playoffs, which is why we are scheduling weaker teams from years past. Also, even if we have a very good w-l record, we may end up playing a weaker opponent with a losing record. oh, the price of living in paradise.

  268. βρεω808 May 6, 2010 7:36 pm

    W I N !

  269. Garret May 6, 2010 7:37 pm


    From the ratings I have seen, Pac-10 games get WAY more TV viewers than UH games, even the UH games against BSU and Fresno State. We can claim that the nation wants to watch UH play…but there is a reason why ESPN went to the MWC first to offer them a contract and why ESPN offered the WAC a *much* smaller contract after the MWC turned them down.

    We can be homers all we want, but the *facts* are that TV viewership for UH games are way down. Why do you think that ESPN only picked the USC game for UH? ESPN will show whatever game will get the most people to watch…and they have far better ratings information than the stuff I see on different websites.

  270. βρεω808 May 6, 2010 7:39 pm

    WIN !!!

  271. Slugger May 6, 2010 7:40 pm

    Is it me??? actually my PC…. I tried to get to the blog just a few minutes ago from the link on the Sports page and I got a page from a web application saying the content was being loaded. (apache app.?) Very strange…

    Safe travels, d1!

  272. Garret May 6, 2010 7:40 pm

    6. Offer the students the ability to buy a “date ticket” to each UH game. UH students would be free, but UH students would be able to bring a non-UH student via the date ticket. I’ll bet that more students would attend the games if they could bring someone else.

    At Texas it was interesting to see the people attending games via the “date tickets”. I saw parents, siblings, friends from other schools, etc., attend games that way. If it fills up the student section and brings in some extra revenue, I don’t see why UH wouldn’t do that. Date tickets could be sold for a nominal price–say $10 or $20, or whatever the going rate is for the section. Some people would like to attend a game in the student section and it would increase attendance.

  273. Garret May 6, 2010 7:44 pm

    7. Get Hawaiian Airlines to offer a bulk rate for UH’s opponents that are located near a city that Hawaiian serves. That applies to a number of WAC and MWC schools. Hawaiian might do this to help UH and fill up their planes.

    This has to apply to more than just football. The nonrevenue sports having to fly to Hawaii are a big reason why no conference really wants UH. That is one reason why the MWC left UH behind and why several WAC schools want to leave the WAC. Reducing travel costs is very, very important for UH.

  274. oldie May 6, 2010 7:45 pm


    I’m glad you agree with me. Too bad Fumbler did not take advantage of ESPN’s offers to schedule games with good opponents when our team was on a roll…

    As ST and Garret and everyone else is saying “Just gotta WIN”!

  275. Garret May 6, 2010 7:46 pm

    8. Offer to be flexible on start times of games for all sports. UH moved up kickoff times for WAC games last season so that teams would not have to spend an extra night in Hawaii. Flexibility should be shown for *all* sports, not just football. Maybe other schools would appreciate the gesture and it could reduce the number of hotel nights they would need or reduce the amount of class time their athletes have to miss.

  276. βρεω808 May 6, 2010 7:46 pm

    WIN !!! … or die.

  277. Garret May 6, 2010 7:47 pm


    I agree with you that UH’s ratings were excellent in 2006 and 2007. UH played a lot of attractive teams and won a lot of games.

  278. A-House May 6, 2010 7:49 pm


    Wonder how much ESPN receives from Oceanic who has “packaged” the ESPN channels within the “basic package” for most subscribers.

    With Digital, the basic package includes all the ESPN channels and many others for $9 more per month.

    Wonder where Oceanic would disclose, on their billing, amount paid directly to ESPN for sports per household?

    Questions, questions! Yep, simply because I still question the definition of “potential audience” if no one has really taken the time to determine how many watch and don’t watch a particular game. I have seen ESPN’s numbers of “households” that watched a particular game. And, at times it’s impressive, but compared to what? Against what do they calculate the % of household that watched that game. 2 million households out of 100 million =s 2%. Impressive? What were the other 98,000,000 watching?

  279. oldie May 6, 2010 7:56 pm


    I hope someone from UH is reading your posts and taking notes.

    I remember when I was a student, we got fairly good seats in the Mauka Orange section. I like your suggestion about giving the students (and their guests) the lower seats in the prime sections. It would encourage more of them to attend.

  280. Curt May 6, 2010 7:57 pm


    Great info on realignment, tv revenues, student participation, etc. Don’t worry that it’s not positive. It’s really informative and keeps us Tsaikos/fans abreast of what’s happening. I find it very very interesting. Keep up the good work.

  281. Curt May 6, 2010 8:14 pm

    “Just gotta win” is right. Hard to believe, but I just recently ran across a photo I took of UH students standing in a long line going into Hemingway Hall for basketball tickets. I think it was during the Fab Five era. Too bad we don’t see anything like that anymore. Then again, the Fabulous Five was pretty special.

  282. oldie May 6, 2010 8:29 pm


    I remember sleeping in the Quarry overnight to be in line for student tickets. In those days students got the best reserved seats in the HIC for the whole season. This was right after the Fabulous Five days.

  283. Curt May 6, 2010 8:41 pm


    Wow. You were pretty dedicated. Not only that, you must be an old fut like me. 🙂

    How can UH get to the point where students are willing to sleep in the Quarry and stand in long lines to get tickets? It’s almost too much to ask a team to go undefeated or win at least 90% of your games and the students will attend.

  284. el guapo May 6, 2010 8:46 pm


    May 6th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Wonder how much ESPN receives from Oceanic who has “packaged” the ESPN channels within the “basic package” for most subscribers.

    With Digital, the basic package includes all the ESPN channels and many others for $9 more per month.

    Wonder where Oceanic would disclose, on their billing, amount paid directly to ESPN for sports per household?

    C’mon sir, you know Oceanic would never disclose what they pay to ESPN, or any other network for that matter. They don’t want us to know how much we’re being overcharged.

  285. bluefintuna May 6, 2010 9:38 pm


    Re-UH Athletic Fee Proposal

    The author of this article writes that students are being “hijacked” and “blindsided” by this fifty dollar proposal.

    Additionally the students are encouraged to show up for the July 15 meeting to voice their opinions.

    After reading this article the prevailing sentiment against this proposal is that students want to know how it benefits them directly.

    The proponents (UH administration) of this proposal simply have to come up with a long list of reasons that support how it benefits the students.

    The battle is convincing the students by rationalizing with them.

  286. Bigislandkurt May 6, 2010 9:46 pm

    The nation actually pays attention when we win. Colt Brennan became a name many folks recognized across the nation. So was Timmy Chang. We just gotta win CONSISTENTLY and people will pay attention.


  287. Ralph May 6, 2010 9:54 pm

    students don’t want an activities fee, fine, raise the tuition and all ancillary cost to educate a student in the UH system to cover let’s say 90% of the actual cost per student. Students don’t realize that their tutition doesn’t cover the actual cost to run the UH system to educate each and every enrolled student, the UH system works hard to generate income from outside sources-Foundations, Federal subsidy, State, etc, and therefore UH prominence in sports allows them to solicit monies that benefit the students thru corporate monies, alumni and boosters. Ching Field is an example, Tom Mui convincing an alumni to contribute to UH rather than Nevada, many more have found ways to support UH and Athletics success keeps its name out there. SMU fb success increased student applications, increased their booster contributions, increased endowments, etc. quicker than the college’s stand alone reputation as a good private college.

  288. Ralph May 6, 2010 10:05 pm

    Bpew808 and BIK states “win”. I agree but I’ve also stated in the past that we can’t just win from time to time, we got to be consistent winners, WAC champs more that we have been in all sports, nationally ranked in a few more sports, and be invited to the NCAA regional and/or playoffs on a regular basis. We can’t do this with coaches with career wins of 54%, for every 100 games, that program is at 54-46, not the kind of record that wins WAC titles or goes on to the NCAA year to year. We can’t expect students to attend a sporting event that is not exciting, UH competing at a very high level to be favorite or with a good chance of defeating a good opponent with a long standing winning tradition. Teams like Charleston Southern, Central Arkansas and Lamar do not add value to students experience who do not want to pay the activities fee, they can get a bigger joy going to a movie than watching these teams. Same with Chicago State, Choppin State, etc scheduling during the Bob Nash era, no value to pay to watch.

  289. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:09 pm

    I think the column on the best places to have sex on the UH Manoa campus will end up having more hits on it than the UH student fee column.

  290. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:14 pm

    Turn up the “Rage Against The Machine” classics and start infusing images of Chancellor Hinshaw with images of former President George W. Bush and keep beating the drums of the “victims”… 🙄

    I’m 27 and my generation loves the “victim” role. The post events of September 11, 2001 and a Republican President taking us into the Middle East is a great combination of my generation wishing for the hippie parades of the 60’s and subpar musical acts of bands whos names all start with the word “The” to provide the soundtrack.

    In my opinion, the VAST majority of UH system students will forget about this by the end of the year since Michael Moore isn’t doing a documentary about it. 🙄

    Pay the $50.00. Apple iTunes aren’t that expensive.

  291. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:18 pm

    I’m gonna take a shot of Bacardi 151 everytime Ralph mentions Southern Methodist University here. 😎

  292. Ralph May 6, 2010 10:23 pm


  293. Slugger May 6, 2010 10:25 pm

    I wonder how many students would attend UH sporting events if all of them were free to students?

  294. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:26 pm

    I mmmfpppffdfasd; (passes out)

  295. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 10:29 pm


    If I leave the house but left the cable box on ESPN but have the TV turned off, would that help raise the ratings? Is there a way of “cheating” it per say to please ESPN’s ratings? Or, how are ratings calculated?

  296. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:30 pm


    If the fee passes, all UH home games would be free to all UH system students. Of course with seat restrictions.

    Here’s an idea… All season ticket holders in lower levels will have a 5 minute window after the start of a home game to have their tickets scanned or else the overflow of students from their seat allotments (should there be one) will have the opportunity to sit in their seats.

    Now, this I like… 😎

  297. Slugger May 6, 2010 10:30 pm


    You’re going to turn Kazz into Krazy Kazz… 🙂

  298. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς May 6, 2010 10:31 pm

    Ralph raises good points in #287. Raise the tution as well in addition to getting the activities fee because we have been subsidizing college education where the funding for ALL programs at UH have been short-changed.

    Incidentally, that client of Tom’s was not an alumni of UH but someone who had Hawaii roots.

  299. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:34 pm

    Overall a pretty interesting day in UH news with the announcement of Chancellor Hinshaw finally putting her own “approval” on the student fee.

    Now I am tired…

    And for those late night/early morning “tweakers” still up that may have missed this:

    Wahine Softball Scrimmage
    Saturday, May 8, 2010, 11am
    Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium
    *Open to the public per Bob Coolen on the Sports Animals radio show.

    Will be a full on scrimmage. Team will be split into two dugouts and will be complete with umpires.

  300. Stephen Tsai May 6, 2010 10:35 pm

    Yep. There’s a scrimmage Saturday.

  301. Slugger May 6, 2010 10:40 pm

    Jason, or anyone who’s a UH student,

    Does the university use a student ID that is scannable?

    If they used a system that scanned the IDs to allow entry to students, you could 1) eliminate paper tickets = be green, 2) capture demographic information about who is going to the games in general categories, i.e., class, gender, commuter/resident, 3) give out prizes to students attending the game by randomly selecting a student ID number scanned for the game & then looking it up online = no need to fill out entry blanks.

  302. Kazz May 6, 2010 10:42 pm


    What happened to Krazy Glue? I need some. Ah tomorrow already.

    Ok now I am really tired and the Velociraptor knocking on my door is starting to bug me.

    ‘Till tomorrow!!!

  303. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 10:43 pm


    A little scare tactics will do.

    You folks are right. Winning consistently will solve many of the lower campus’ financial problems.

  304. Ralph May 6, 2010 10:48 pm

    #292 someone is impersonating me, Kazz you don’t have to drink 3 shots of 151 unless you the bugga posted #292 for an excuse to drink

  305. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 10:53 pm

    In college, we, students barely used paper money. We used our student ID like debit cards for everything around campus from dinning hall, subway, soda machines, gym access, rentals, etc. Maybe UH should adopt the same concept.

  306. Ralph May 6, 2010 10:53 pm

    #298 thanks for the clarification, better yet, a non alumni giving money because someone, Tom Mui, who has deep UH athletics roots was proactive in soliciting the donation. Everyone of us must be proactive, if we know of a source who is philantrophic, we need to direct them to UH foundation, Koa Anuenue, Na Koa, or any other UH entity that can help out the UH system.

  307. Slugger May 6, 2010 10:56 pm


    The university I worked at in AZ used that system. Your ID was linked to your account & you used it as you have described. That was the thought in my post. I think I’ll send the idea to JD.

    k, night all!

  308. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 10:56 pm

    Oh, and the best part of it was, cab fare was a whopping buck around town. Those were great on weekends. 😆 Missed those college days.

  309. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:05 pm

    Do our Football Warriors actually have a chance to beat USC in September?

  310. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:06 pm

    Do our Football Warriors have a chance to win the WAC in 2010?

  311. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:07 pm

    Most fans that I talk to feel that the answer to both questions is a resounding NO.

  312. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:09 pm

    I’m curious to find out how our fellow Tsai-kos feel about those two questions. Yes, No, and Why?

  313. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:13 pm

    Can we beat USC? No, because USC fights while riding a horse. Our Warrior doesn’t ride a horse but is on foot. If the Tommy Trojan on his horse was to ride up to Vili the Warrior, then Vili the Warrior would be like a sitting duck. Tommy Trojan has armor, whereas Vili doesn’t use armor. So, I stand by my answer that the Trojans will beat the Warriors.

  314. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:18 pm

    Can we beat USC? Yes, because the Warriors wear green, and the Trojans wear red. Green is a much stronger color than red. When you walk around town and see families with little babies, you’re not really sure if the baby is a boy or a girl. So you walk up and look at the color of the baby’s clothes, if its blue or green, then you say “what a handsome boy you have”. It the color of the clothes are red or pink, than you might say, “oh she’s so pretty”. If you’re wrong either way, then you say, “oh I’m sooo sorry but I left my glasses at home, yes your daughter in the blue, football jersey is a beautiful girl”.

  315. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:23 pm

    Can we beat USC? Yes, don’t ask me how, but I can feel it in my bones, We will return one kickoff and one punt for touchdown. Chaching!!!

  316. BleedGreen808 May 6, 2010 11:25 pm

    Yes and Yes! I may be biased in a way, but I believe that any team can win on any given day. Look at what Appalachian St. did against Michigan for example. With that said, it will take for a lot of the pieces to fall in place particularly the performance of the OLs. I truly believe we have a better chance of winning at home against USC than winning at Boise on the road because Boise has basically all of its starter coming back. However, like I have stated in the beginning, anyone can win on any given day.

  317. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:26 pm

    Can we beat USC? No, because USC has so many 5-star athletes that we will not be able to locate any ball carriers because the stars are shining so brightly. Too much glare.

  318. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:32 pm

    Thanks BleedGreen808. I agree with you, anybody on any given day. Although i have very little experience with football, I’ve been a fan for awhile. People tend to look at things like experience and size, and speed, and 4 stars or 5 stars or no stars. But the most important thing is excecution. Of course having experience hopefully gives you an advantage in excecution. But excecution is simply doing it right, all the time. If a team can get to a point where they are doing it right everyday on every play, all eleven guys, then we will always have a chance to win the game.

  319. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:33 pm

    Do it right.
    Do it 100%
    Do it right.
    Do it 100%
    Do it right.
    Do it 100%

  320. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:35 pm

    Getting late.
    Runnnig out of gas.
    Not doing it right.
    Cannot give 100%
    Need to go to sleep.
    Good night all.

  321. Pride. May 6, 2010 11:37 pm

    By the way. Grass more bettah than turf. However I do understand the financial and practical reasons why turf is better. Turf make the knees and ankles sore for a day afterwards. Grass, da knee and ankles no soah.

  322. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc May 7, 2010 12:16 am

    It is extremely important that those of you who support a student activity fee make your thoughts known to the the individuals who are initiating the proposal and the ones who will be making the decision.

    When it is passed, it will not take place until next spring.

    Although $50 per semester sounds “horrendous,” break it down another way – per event. How many home men’s & women’s basketball games, men’s & women’s volleyball matches, men’s baseball games, football games?

    I’d have to do some research, but I think that there are somewhere around 100 home appearances during spring semester. That’s 50 cents per ticket.

    Now let’s say that the student is only a baseball fan and attends 30 home games – that’s $1.60 or so. Not bad.

    In the fall, there are only seven home football games and 20 + or – home Wahine volleyball matches so that bumps the cost to $1.80 per ticket. Still a reall bargain.

    The big issue is to market the reason why intercollegiate athletics are so important.

  323. Paka May 7, 2010 5:39 am

    My take on the student activity fee. I can sypathize with the students. It seems as though they are against it whereas most non-students are for it. I know how pissed off I used to be when I worked at UH and the union would just deduct money out of my pay for a service in which I neither agreed to have, nor felt that it could benefit me.

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    This may be off base, but how about changing the theme every now and then? Maybe not if it won’t look right, but I just get tired of seeing the same thing all the time. My own computer has about 1000 wallpapers that randomly rotate every 15 minutes, lol. Adult ADD I guess. Good post though, thanks.

    T. Johns
    Step counter pedometer

  345. Monika Doolen June 4, 2010 3:56 am

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  346. Devorah Mazurkiewicz June 5, 2010 1:38 pm

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