One tough mother

Keala Watson was a tough defensive lineman for the Warriors. But he’s only the second-toughest in his household. His wife, Leona, recently gave birth to the couple’s first child, Alapa. A few days later, Leona was back in school. Leona and Keala are on track to earn their bachelor’s degrees in May.

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Offensive linemen David Garness and Brent Leonard are tall and light-haired. Teammmates refer to them as “the twins.” Thanks to center John Estes, they now are known collectively as the Smithys because of their perceived resemblance to assistant coach Brian Smith.
Garness and Leonard helped Estes’ team win today’s Super Games competition โ€” tug-o-war.
smithys.JPGGarness (l), Leonard (r)

smith_brian.jpgBrian Smith



  1. Ralph March 4, 2009 10:06 am


  2. bb March 4, 2009 10:07 am

    top 8

  3. Garret March 4, 2009 10:08 am

    Congratulations to Leona and Keala! Leona is definitely tough…and I’m sure that she and Keala will be great parents.

  4. Garret March 4, 2009 10:09 am


    Samson is *not* too small to play center in the NFL! His mobility was why he started as a rookie and he was not too small for that system. Other teams have done very well with smaller, mobile, offensive lines. The trouble is, the management at Miami changed and Parcells’ system is geared for power running with bigger OL where mobility is not valued.

    Samson has trade value around the NFL and if the right team needs a center (and doesn’t get a center high in the draft), then they will probably approach Miami to try to trade for Samson. If Miami would trade Samson for a low pick I bet they could trade him within a day…but they have to look out for themselves and hold out for the draft pick they want (see: last year and their plan for Jason Taylor).

    Trading Samson might have been the plan all along for Miami’s management, as new management often wants to get “their players” and turns the roster over quickly. Miami cut a lot of players who were Samson’s teammates his rookie season, but the players that have value they trade instead of cut.

    One indication of Miami’s plan is how they signed a former high draft pick to be their new starter at C *and* they signed another former high draft pick to provide depth at C/G. If they were going to have Samson be depth at C/G, they didn’t need to sign *two* free agents within a week that can play both positions. Miami’s head coach was the OL coach under Parcells at Dallas and they are getting their type of OL on their team…that doesn’t mean that the other players cannot play well elsewhere in the NFL.

  5. Ralph March 4, 2009 10:09 am

    those HPU colors don’t do the warriors justice, it’s time for a change… how about white Ts with our green logo….

  6. Garret March 4, 2009 10:11 am


    I agree with your analysis of Samson’s situation and think that you and Buffoman are correct that Samson shouldn’t “bulk up” this offseason. I think he shouldn’t take away from his strengths (mobility, athleticism, pulling) to try to fit a system that wants to get new players in anyway.

  7. Ralph March 4, 2009 10:11 am

    congratulations to Leona and Keala!

  8. (Jesse)James March 4, 2009 10:13 am

    I was just gonna say those guys look like twins…..the Smithys?? If they were called the Smiths…they’d be like that rock group in the 80s…

  9. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 10:13 am

    Congrats to the new Mama & Papa!

    Hmmm…aren’t there 10 teams? Seems like with 3 OL on his team, Estes may have a stacked deck for Tug o’ War.

  10. whatdahayo March 4, 2009 10:15 am

    Smithys….That’s funny

  11. GRM March 4, 2009 10:15 am


  12. cheepono March 4, 2009 10:18 am

    top 15.

    cheepono out.

  13. GRM March 4, 2009 10:18 am

    OK – missed!

  14. Russian March 4, 2009 10:21 am

    @Ralpie boy, you didn’t play the game. crowther is a person of equipment.

    @Garret-san, you played the game? what is your measurables? 40 time, 225 reps, vertical, position, sparq numbers.

  15. (Jesse)James March 4, 2009 10:21 am

    Congrats to Leona and Keala as well…

  16. Garret March 4, 2009 10:22 am


    Regarding your post at the end of the last blog, I think one *major* difference between Texas and Hawaii high schools is that there are a lot of high schools in which the head coaches in Texas believe that a verbal commitment should be honored. Once one of their players gives a verbal commit to that school, even as early as the junior year, that coach expects the player to honor the commitment.

    That is why some high school coaches in Texas got so upset when schools pull scholarship offers at the last second (I think Oklahoma State and a few others did that earlier this year for the 2009 recruits). The coaches made the point that once the players committed, they stopped ALL recruiting efforts–no trips to other schools, no phone calls taken with other schools, etc. The player has a *big* incentive to listen to his coach and keep his word, since he has to play his senior season under that coach!

    I don’t think that the Hawaii high school coaches have the same standard for verbal commits. That works for UH when they get a local commit to break their verbal to another school and commit to UH (I can think of examples from as recently as last month), but it works against UH when they have their top commits try to be poached by mainland schools.

    One HUGE thing to note is that UH coaches have to constantly keep recruiting their commits in order to keep away the poachers. That takes a lot of time away from filling the other recruiting spots and from actually coaching the team. That is a luxury that coaches in Texas (even at non-BCS schools like Houston, Rice, etc.) have that UH does not. There are still some recruits in Texas that break their verbal commits, but the percentage is MUCH lower than in Hawaii (and California) and they tend to come from the high schools in which the coaches don’t expect verbal commits to be honored.

  17. SteveM March 4, 2009 10:25 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Filling in for homey: I think our “twins” could beat those “twins”… ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Garret March 4, 2009 10:27 am


    One very important thing that Mac is doing is establishing a link to every local high school. Holding coaching clinics and visiting the high schools is a great way to build relationships. I remember that Mac was the only UH coach to speak at that meeting of Hawaii principals also, that was also important.

    Building those ties is important because when a recruit is wavering, they will tend to ask people for advice–with a coach definitely one of those to be consulted. The coach can point out the good things about UH, and the coach can let UH know that the recruit needs more convincing from the UH coaches. Mac wasn’t doing those things just to be a nice guy…I believe he understands that building those relationships are important for UH’s prospects in the future.

  19. BIGWAVE96744 March 4, 2009 10:29 am

    congrats to the Watson Ohana..
    Granda & Granpa Wright must be rejoicing up in Paradise

  20. Garret March 4, 2009 10:29 am

    Congratulations to the Smithys and the rest of Estes’ team!

    Sorry for my long posts…I had a little break during lunch and have to get quickly back to work now, but I figured I could take a little blog break to go over stuff from the end of yesterday’s blog.

  21. BIGWAVE96744 March 4, 2009 10:30 am

    congrats to the Watson Ohana..
    Grandma & Grandpa Wright must be rejoicing up in Paradise

  22. Russian March 4, 2009 10:34 am

    @Garret, what do you know about how Hawaii coaches think? Who did you play for in Hawaii? Who was your football coach? You think they don’t honor their word or that of their players? You gotta be kidding me that no Texas recruit ever broke their verbal commitment to a school.

  23. BIGWAVE96744 March 4, 2009 10:35 am

    when is Tsai & Wai gonna interview Paipai or Natasha Kai?

    If Tsai is sickhe can always bring in Jai… ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Ralph March 4, 2009 10:38 am

    Kekoa is everywhere…must have recuperated from target shopping…saw his post on Ferd’s column…

    JD has a difficult decision to make with Nash…1 year to go on his contract….do recruits come because of the coach, the school, or both the school and the athletic program regardless of coach…Kansas State recruited very well even after Huggins and Beasley left early-each with one year at the school.

  25. hntkm12 March 4, 2009 10:39 am

    congrats leona and keala watson and goodluck with your degree and baby

  26. (Jesse)James March 4, 2009 10:41 am


    Maybe Tsai gave Wai da Eye so she said, “You watch it bumbai”…then, Paipia and Kai…they was like, “Ai”….and de wen fly…

    Crap..not enough sleep….

  27. Kekoa March 4, 2009 10:42 am

    Is there anyone planning on stopping in to check in on Jason before taking in the MS-UH bezbol game on Sat.?

  28. Ralph March 4, 2009 10:45 am

    Jackson Wheeler does most of the scouting and recruiting for the wbb team….our recruits are a reflection of him in the past, currently and next season-the only potential loss would be players who are more concerned with Nash’s coaching status as opposed to those who think UH has a program that they want to play for….we need players who want to play for Hawaii regardless of the coach….we aren’t going to get the high price coaches so whomever coaches will be on the low pay scale with little Head coaching experience.

  29. hntkm12 March 4, 2009 10:46 am

    hi stephen tsai spring football right around the corner cant wait for 2009 football you have the spring football roster

  30. roysan16 March 4, 2009 10:50 am


    some of the brightest minds, male or female, don’t necessarily have to have had play the game of football to be a student of the game.

    on all a accounts garret is a student of the game to the highest degree, so i disagree with your statement that knowing the game or making an observation of a player needs having played the game as a prerequisite.

  31. Russian March 4, 2009 10:52 am

    @Ralphie boy, Wheeler recruits and scouts for the women’s team? You and Garret are two of the same. Who you played ball for?

  32. Russian March 4, 2009 10:53 am

    @roysan12-san, did I say you have to play the game to be a student of the game? Where you played?

  33. Ralph March 4, 2009 11:00 am

    oops Wheeler recruits for the bad…why do I have to be playing for someone at this time to make a statement with a typo…

  34. mauiwarrior March 4, 2009 11:01 am

    I think playing the game gives you more insight as to how things happen…..being a student of the game you are limited to what you know about programs and how they work, just my two cents

  35. Kekoa March 4, 2009 11:03 am

    Ralph ~ True dat. KS is an established bb school. In their case, I believe it’s partly because of famous ball players who have played there.

    Traditions at UCLA set by coach Wooden added his expert coaching to their list of great players. Many other big time bb schools, had famous coaching like him.

    In comparison, UH has had a few great players that have made it into the NBA, but we don’t have a *legendary* coach to brag on…not yet anyway. Who’s to say that coach Nash could not be that person? He just needs a fair amount of time to recruit the right players to start his dynasty run. I say JD will support him in that effort.

    Now days, every fan wants that championship yesterday. Patience is a virtrue.

  36. Russian March 4, 2009 11:06 am

    @Ralphie boy, you was mentioning coaches and I just asked who you played for. how was I to know that was a typo? you seemed knowledged and as roysan16-san said a student of the game.

  37. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 11:17 am

    Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Watson. May the Lord bless and keep that child always. Now hurry up, go make some more! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  38. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 11:18 am

    Eh, howzit mauiwarrior! Workin’ hard?

  39. Ralph March 4, 2009 11:18 am

    Okay Russian, all’s well..keep posting- interesting to read everyone’s perspective…..did you post under another pseudo name or is this your first time, can’t recall seeing Russian before today’s entry

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 11:19 am

    BTW- I LOVE that name, “Alapa”. Mean da kaona!

  41. al โ„ข March 4, 2009 11:26 am

    short day today….on the blog anyway.

    lots of work, for a change. them smithys are some huge boys. looks like they could still use some of that old school weight room stuff pride. was referring to earlier today.

    and congrats to the watson and hb day to avery!

  42. al โ„ข March 4, 2009 11:28 am

    on another note…..

    the russians are coming!
    the russians are coming!

    sorry. i couldn’t resist that one. so how come stevem didn’t ask you from where are you posting from?

  43. BG March 4, 2009 11:28 am

    Good morning Tsaiko Ohana…

    Taking small break…seems like we have new poster who doesn’t realize (or doesn’t care) that there’s only one opportunity to make a first impression. That’s sad. I was always taught to check out the terrain first before I dug my foxhole. lol

    Talked to Kekoa the other night and mentioned that I saw $452 fares on United to LV in Sept. I’ve started looking at commercial flights after deciding to take my whole family to the game (added on 2 young ladies and my mom). Betty and I had been looking at taking a military flight to Travis and then hopping Southwest to Sin City. Can’t believe that I’m feeling that I’m getting a late start on planning for this trip!

    Back to work…bbl

  44. Russian March 4, 2009 11:32 am

    @ralphie, alls good then. been here before but forgot what name I used.

    @Da Punchbowl Kid, can you interpret that for me.

  45. Russian March 4, 2009 11:40 am

    @al, obviously Moscow, Idaho.

    @BG, you referring to me? I lurk and read posts. some posters post like they know it all. how can you know it all when it is just based on observation? they post like their observations are indeed fact. know what I mean? then when someone who posts something based on experience, the observers agree wholeheartedly with that person. for crying out loud, stop with the kowtow.

  46. Russian March 4, 2009 11:42 am

    I go back to lurk mode then. dasvidania.

  47. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 11:53 am

    hmmm. al… my first impression was

    fools rush in

    someone owes someone a lunch!


  48. al โ„ข March 4, 2009 11:53 am

    eh, russian #45…..mwahhhahhaha.
    funny….real funny.

    keep it coming. we need some laughter around here. folks get too serious ever since gigi left the blog, again.

  49. SteveM March 4, 2009 11:54 am

    March 4th, 2009 at 11:28 am
    Good morning Tsaiko Ohana…

    Taking small break…seems like we have new poster who doesn’t realize (or doesn’t care) that there’s only one opportunity to make a first impression. That’s sad. I was always taught to check out the terrain first before I dug my foxhole. lol

    Talked to Kekoa the other night and mentioned that I saw $452 fares on United to LV in Sept. I’ve started looking at commercial flights after deciding to take my whole family to the game

    BG — if the UA routing home goes through San Francisco on the way home, consider jumping on a cruise ship with Peaches and I on the 20th. Norwegian Sun on a 11-day round trip Mexico with military rates available. Invite to everyone…

    Paid $650 on UA a couple months ago–but had to firm up air with cruise dates and Las Vegas at the time. Now fares going down but cruise price rising as it fills up… ๐Ÿ™ Still, $730+ military rate not too bad for 11 days of fuud and R&R.

  50. Kekoa March 4, 2009 11:56 am

    Russian ~ Hope this helps clarify the name *Alapa.* It describes the offspring as being an athlete, or a child who will be very strong & active.

    Kamehameha’s Army had a company of Warrior’s that carried that name into battle under the leadership of Kalani Opu’u.

    (Like the US Army’s “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Div)

  51. al โ„ข March 4, 2009 11:56 am

    i owe you lunch lizk?
    it would be my pleasure my dear.

    would mccully camellia’s be okay for you?
    they have the most extensive variety of bbq meats there.
    you know like the one kekoa found there lurking in the men’s room.

  52. Jason March 4, 2009 12:01 pm

    I’m with Garret and Pride, Samson’s fine the way he is, just gotta find the right system. John Estes is very much in the same boat, too. Both are solid C/G with good athleticism. Samson was rightfully a second rounder, and I see Estes as a 3rd-4th round guy next year, although 2nd isn’t out of the question.

    The depth at center in the draft this year, however, will affect Samson’s trade value. If the Dolphins feel like they aren’t getting good offers, they might just keep him on the bench.

    Of course, this is assuming he is benched. He could still show up, motivated with a nice little nasty streak, and earn a starting role.

    And FYI, I walk 40 ft in 5.87 sec, bench 2.25 lb five times, can dunk a basketball on homey’s Playskool rim, and have a 3.8 GPA. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  53. SteveM March 4, 2009 12:02 pm

    al โ„ข:
    March 4th, 2009 at 11:28 am
    on another note…..

    the russians are coming!
    the russians are coming!

    sorry. i couldn’t resist that one. so how come stevem didn’t ask you from where are you posting from?

    Al — Q.E.D.

    Without doing an I.P. trace, indications are he is local, but maybe he’ll tell us otherwise later. Anyway, yes, “Russian” is a new poster name here. Welcome to the blog, Russian!

  54. Jason March 4, 2009 12:04 pm

    Oh yeah, and my position is assistant waterboy’s assistant.

  55. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 12:08 pm

    Ok, al! Fresh Meat!

    To serious around here…
    check this out:

    Warning… Do not be eating or drinking anything while watching.

  56. SteveM March 4, 2009 12:12 pm

    al โ„ข:
    March 4th, 2009 at 11:56 am
    i owe you lunch lizk?
    it would be my pleasure my dear.

    would mccully camellia’s be okay for you?
    they have the most extensive variety of bbq meats there.
    you know like the one kekoa found there lurking in the men’s room.

    LizKauai — make Al take you to your favorite nabeyaki udon place instead…it’s close by. ๐Ÿ˜› But make sure he pays the bill before you offer him a mic…

  57. Jason March 4, 2009 12:14 pm

    There are a couple articles in today’s Ka Leo that might be of interest to you guys. First is off the wire, “Coaches’ fat paychecks unacceptable.” Published originally in Cal Poly’s Mustang Daily, it delves into the Jim Calhoun tirade, with cameos by Pete Carroll, Chris Petersen, and the University of Tennessee coaching staff.

    There is also a letter to the editor by (groan) Noel Jacob Kent, UH professor (I heard enough of this dude during the UARC controversy). He says that $1.1 million for Mack and the new UH system’s president’s salary range of 450-550k plus perks (see also “Presidential hopefuls under review”) are too much, and that UH should cut admin salaries by 1/3 and cap all salaries at $250,000.

    Plus, a little “Did You Know?” column gives Mack’s salary, Jim Donovan’s salary ($240,000), and Chancellor Hinshaw’s salary ($350,000).

  58. Jason March 4, 2009 12:15 pm

    Oh, here’s a link:

  59. HiFlyer March 4, 2009 12:15 pm

    Kekoa: Are talking about the Baseball game at 1:00 or the Mbb game at 7:00 ? I might go to both.

    Jason: What time are you going to be at Ching field on Saturday?

  60. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 12:16 pm

    Actually- I was thinking about someone being owed a lunch by a football fan… but, hey, nabeyaki udon is awesome!

  61. Kekoa March 4, 2009 12:23 pm

    One more thing Russian

    DPK used the word kaona. In the context that he used that particular word, it simply means that the name Alapa could carry a hidden meaning. A kind of concealed reference to athleticism, a pejorative innuendo.

    Class dismissed.

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 12:23 pm

    You are correct on all accounts Senor Kekoa,

    A couple of other notes about Kamehameha’s “Alapa Brigade”: They were all of the Ali’i caste from the Big Island’s west coast primarily, and were recruited and trained from boyhood to be Kamehameha’s most elite shock troops and protectors in battle. Numbering over a thousand, their average height was in the 6’5″ range. All were purported to be blood relatives of Kamehameha. IIRC, they wore the uniquely colored solid white helmets and capes.

  63. Jason March 4, 2009 12:25 pm

    For anyone who wants a schedule or more info on Relay for Life this Saturday:

    I’ll be there throughout the festivities, so stop on by. My team is at site 21 on the map. If you want my cell number, e-mail me at jnagaoka (at), and I will send it to you. (Please limit texting, I don’t have a text plan.)

    If you would still like to donate, you can visit, click on my name on the right (Jason Nagaoka), and either click on Donate to use your credit card, Luminaria (if you wish to purchase one), or scroll down to the bottom, where there is a link to an offline donation form PDF that you can print and mail in with a check to the address given (not to me). At this late date, though, online via credit card is best! Mahalo!

  64. Wayne O. March 4, 2009 12:27 pm

    The name Smith is common and dime a dozen. I don’t know about the 2 haoles as far as can they play? I have to see them in action before I make any judgments as to whether they’re any good. My only advice them is work hard, get stronger, know your plays, learn from the new offensive line coach and be a tough guy. Oh yeah, and show discipline and don’t make stupid penalties like the last offensive line. The name of the game is what have you done lately. But, good luck to them. They’ll need it.

  65. Jason March 4, 2009 12:29 pm

    That link is:

    Or more directly:

  66. Kekoa March 4, 2009 12:30 pm

    Oh sorry Hi-Flyer…meant the Mbb game at 7:00 because Jason said RFL starts at 6:00 PM. So I was going to stop in to visit his team, and then go in and watch the bb game.

    MS is in town for baseball over the weekend, and I do want to catch at least one of their games.

    Just wondering who else is going to come out, maybe we can make a joyful noise at both events.

  67. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 12:32 pm

    bhf2 – would you come here and translate Kekoa’s #62 puhleez?

    ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜†

    Jason, re #58 – getting “real” about life on this planet in general is healthy, I think. We all need to be able to earn a living, but clearly an adjustment in priorities could be considered when an NFL player is given a deal for $100M – an amount of money that could feed and educate a bunch of people long enough to allow them to be viable human beings and contributors to society.

  68. HiFlyer March 4, 2009 12:35 pm

    Kekoa: no forget the Wsoftball also play at 5:00, can spend all day on lower campus.

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 12:37 pm

    One thing about kaona or hidden meaning. Those meanings are usually secret and bestowed by an elder or grandparent. We don’t know what the kaona is for baby Alapa, but with a name like that, it is likely a very *heavy* one. No matter what, the Watsons are bound to make nice baby’s. A good family. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  70. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 12:53 pm

    btw- am I the only one who caught a bit of Colt’s interview on 1420 the other day? I swear that he is picking up the east coast accent… ๐Ÿ˜†

  71. morning dove March 4, 2009 12:56 pm

    throw the little mouse some cheese–which doesn’t make any sense at all

    he lurks in the shadows, maybe in the crawlspace of a closet…and he comes out and attacks

    …by making pettiness, pointed and unsubstantiated statements about long time bloggers

    …and you throw out the welcome mat…ugh.

  72. A-House March 4, 2009 12:57 pm

    Keala & Leona:

    Congrats on parenthood – being a good parent has got be be the TOUGHEST job in the entire universe – we know that you will do well.

    Mrs A-House and I agree that our legacy is not how our children turn out, but what our grandchildren will be.

    And, congrats for your soon-to-be “sheep skin” in May!

  73. A-House March 4, 2009 1:00 pm

    Cannot help but think that Russian sure blogs like Guava.

    morning dove – touche!

  74. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 1:04 pm

    morning dove: welcome mat is always out here. There are more entertaining places on the net for people who like beef.

    … at least in offseason.
    The heat turns up during the season ๐Ÿ˜‰

  75. (Jesse)James March 4, 2009 1:08 pm

    Wait….al…who’s this gigi you keep talking about??? Doh….lol

  76. Jason March 4, 2009 1:16 pm

    A-House: Nah.

  77. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 1:21 pm

    Would you prefer that we don’t be nice?

    At least we don’t change nics to throw stones…

  78. Kaimuki Kid March 4, 2009 1:23 pm

    LizKauai was refering to the re-emergence of Football Fan from the 2007 season that owes someone lunch, but disappeared and periodically shows and disrupts the flow of the blog…

  79. Kekoa March 4, 2009 1:34 pm

    I was gonna say something about the the abuse of Ralph’s name. “You can say John, you can say J, or you can say JJ…but ya doesn’t have to say Johnson!”

    …as in Ralphie boy? No, I don’t think so.

  80. Kekoa March 4, 2009 1:35 pm

    Liz ~ Was I pontificating like a certain attorney we know? Heheheh…

  81. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 1:38 pm

    Besides, Ralph and Garret know we love ’em. They’re both big boys and can handle themselves in here.

  82. Russian March 4, 2009 1:41 pm

    @Kekoa, spasiba for the translation.

    @some of you, did I degrade anyone? did I hurt your feelings? what unsubstantiated statements did I make? all I did was ask questions. Jason gave his specs. he’s a witty fellow. did I strike a nerve?

    @the other Russian, funny monkey.

  83. Russian March 4, 2009 1:44 pm

    @Kekoa, I was using the honeymooners humor. Russians have humor too. remember Smirnoff?

  84. Kazz March 4, 2009 1:45 pm

    Looks like a good day to avoid aholes on the blog and to head out early for some errands before checking out the Wahine tonight at Manoa.

  85. Kekoa March 4, 2009 1:45 pm

    Russian ~ No problem. Just thought you might want to know that Ralph is not a young boy. He is a respected professional in the medical community and happens to be a fan of UH sports.

  86. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 1:52 pm

    Not to mention that both Ralph and Garret are two of the smartest posters here in addition to being huge supporters of UH Athletics.

  87. Russian March 4, 2009 1:54 pm

    @Kazz, you referring to me too? did I call anyone ahole? you a former player too? measurables?

    @Kekoa, okay, Ralph it is.

  88. Russian March 4, 2009 1:59 pm

    @Da Punchbowl Kid, smart doesn’t mean you know it all. especially thinking that they think they know what a coach thinks. and many here believe them too. not much rebuttal so it gives the appearance that many agree. I don’t agree and I get denounced?

  89. TOM March 4, 2009 2:04 pm

    If I read Garret’s statement correctly

    There are still some recruits in Texas that break their verbal commits, but the percentage is MUCH lower than in Hawaii

    Now, I don’t know where Garret gets his knowledge that the percentage is much lower than Hawaii, but as he is a former professor, I’m not going to dispute it.

    However, when one blogger takes Garret task and says

    You gotta be kidding me that no Texas recruit ever broke their verbal commitment to a school.

    I have to question his reading ability.

    Incidentally, observation of factual events are not necessarily suspect – Charles Darwin comes to mind.

  90. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 2:11 pm

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  91. Russian March 4, 2009 2:19 pm

    @TOM, just like how some bloggers read my posts and takes to task denouncing me. I question their reading ability.

    @LizKauai [Believer], thanks, spasiba.

  92. Russian March 4, 2009 2:22 pm

    @all, it has been interesting interacting with some of you. much luck to your teams. das.

  93. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 2:25 pm


    Because we don’t respond to a post doesn’t mean we agree with it. I posted that comment because I thought you may want to know who you’re talking to.

    Anybody can say anything they want here, the opinions will run from one extreme to another some times. Having met both Ralph and Garret, I can assure you they are excellent people and VERY hardcore UH fans. If they say something, they usually have a reason for saying it. I can’t even say that I am as informed as they are, but they aren’t the kinds of guys who will say things to be unfair or inflammatory. Ralph goes to a LOT of games for a few different programs, Garret would if he lived here, I’m sure. The point is, they have a lot of passion about UH sports, and this is a place to share one’s thoughts about that.

    If you stay here long enough you’ll see that most who post here are good folks. We may disagree at times, but everyone here ends up being friends and our exchanges will reflect that. I hope you find this useful.

  94. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 2:31 pm

    DPK- any longtime lurker knows us pretty well and also knows that we are not just anonymous bloggers but friends.

    well, one way to boost the comments… but not really by much…

  95. Ukrainian March 4, 2009 2:32 pm

    I come from Ukraine. You not say Ukraine weak. Ukraine is game to you?! Howbout I take your little board and smash it!!

  96. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 2:33 pm

    Now, if homey, jm**** , bhf2, Rob25 and a few others were here… we could be at 200 by tea time! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜†

  97. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 2:35 pm

    oops, spoke too soon.

    Kiev, I presume?

  98. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 2:35 pm

    The interesting thing is that based on his/her questions and the syntax used, that poster may actually be a Russian. Interesting. What do you think, Liz?

  99. Kekoa March 4, 2009 2:39 pm

    Nah!…was da instigatah, just testing us for head space.

  100. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 2:39 pm

    Where’s Mojo to sing his favorite song when we need him? ๐Ÿ˜†

    Liz, what did you say and how on earth are you able to use Cyrillic alpha-text?

  101. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 2:41 pm

    Well, how do you think we did? ๐Ÿ˜†

    Did you go to the new Target yet?

  102. chawan_cut March 4, 2009 2:53 pm

    wow, lizk has russian skillz….

  103. jm2375 March 4, 2009 2:55 pm

    Liz – I’m here, lurking. My brain is getting fried… ๐Ÿ™ Like every place else, we are understaffed and overworked. I just got thrown 2 more projects.

    I wuz gonna say something about the lawyer who does a am radio show on Wednesdays but I will refrain. He said something really bonehead this morning and the Brand X columnist agreed with him… something about UH/state/students shouldn’t put any money into the AD. With “friends” like this, who needs enemies?

  104. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 3:06 pm

    DPK, the translation means “that our actions are good that the brightest spark”. What I said was “itโ€™s our acts of kindness that sparkle the brightest”.

    Google Translator

  105. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 3:07 pm

    jm2375- That’s why some of us do not read or support BrandX. Cheers!

  106. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 3:07 pm

    Geez…why do I feel like having a Screwdriver?

  107. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 3:10 pm

    True dat, Liz. Is it from Russian lit or sumfin?

  108. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 3:11 pm

    ….or feel like I’m reading a transcript of the Dan Patrick Show?

    6’0″, 270….

  109. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 3:11 pm

    Sheesh- my son’s garage band’s youtube “official” video to audio is off by 10 seconds. I didn’t want to post my ugly audio version but I might have to. At least it doesn’t appeat to be a bad kung fu movie!

  110. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 3:11 pm

    LOL@d1! Sounds good!

  111. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:11 pm

    Liz ~ You could have simply said:

    Russian ~ ะ’ั‹ ั…ะพั‚ะตะปะธ, ั‡ั‚ะพะฑั‹ ะฟะพะผะพั‡ัŒ ัะฒะพะธะผ ะดั€ัƒะทัŒัะผ.

  112. al โ„ข March 4, 2009 3:11 pm

    lizk….lunch, nabeyaki udon…..then we can practice our phantom of the opera.

    btw, stevem….the perfect job for you has just become available. cashier at krazy karaoke.

    q.e.d. what dat?

  113. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 3:13 pm

    I felt like I was in a Tom Clancy novel myself.

  114. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 3:13 pm

    btw, where are the Tough Mothers of the WB?

  115. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 3:14 pm

    Ok. I’ll bite. What does THAT mean Kekoa?

  116. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:15 pm

    Oh and Liz, I agree with what you told him in #91…
    “our intentions/actions were good.”

  117. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 3:15 pm



  118. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 3:17 pm


    I think Kekoa was saying something about shuttle service from his house to Kostco/Targee

  119. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:18 pm

    DPK ~ As Tom Clancy would have said to his Russian interrogator, “We like the challenge of helping our friends.”

  120. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 4, 2009 3:18 pm

    Weather in Manoa is holding up for now…

  121. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 3:18 pm

    Kekoa- #112 – ๐Ÿ™‚

    al- phantom… no mo at da nabeyaki udon location ๐Ÿ™

  122. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 3:19 pm


    No mo’ Phantom ova dea…at least not on Karaoke!

  123. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 3:20 pm

    oooh… d1 is in the groove! (twilight zone music) ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  124. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:21 pm

    D-1 ~ Funny you should mention that shuttle service. Diana mused how it would be nice if they had a shoppers trolley like the one in Waikele to loop the town. Can you imagine what my bank account would look like after the 1st week! Yikes! COBWEBS!

  125. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 3:23 pm


    We plan on being at bay-su-bo-ru on Saturday…will talk to da Mrs. about basketball (and of course, RFL)

  126. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 3:28 pm

    QED-quod erat demonstrandum.

    ask Jason (or click my name)

  127. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 3:29 pm

    ….now to contact my mortgage holder ๐Ÿ™„

  128. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:33 pm

    …and to our Ukrainian lurker:

    ะ”ะพะฑั€ั– ะฟะพะฑะฐะถะฐะฝะฝั ะฝะฐัˆะธะผ ัƒะบั€ะฐั—ะฝััŒะบะธะผ ัะพัŽะทะฝะธะบะฐะผ.

    Which means, “Best wishes to our Ukrainian Ally”

    Their lanuguage is very similar to Russian, but a bit harsh on the ‘r’ sound. Something like Rrrruffles have Rrrrridges! Heheheheh…

  129. chawan_cut March 4, 2009 3:34 pm

    thanks to you guys, we averted WW3.

  130. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:34 pm

    D-1 ~ Bezboll is berry gut to me!

  131. Pride. March 4, 2009 3:35 pm


    March 4th, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    @Kazz, you referring to me too? did I call anyone ahole? you a former player too? measurables?

    @Kekoa, okay, Ralph it is.

    Measurables? Here we go.

    1 – 6 minutes 35 seconds…in lunch hour traffic from work to Camelia’s.

    2 – 1 minute 32 seconds…two plates full of veggies, squid, chicken, ribs, beef, pork, rice, poke, garlic cloves, mac salad, and miso soup.

    3 – 15 minutes 3 seconds…the amount of time that my thumb can last in a thumb fight before giving up due to exhaustion.

    4 – Six inches…the height that I jump out of my chair at Camelia’s when DPK pokes my hand with his fork instead of poking the barbecue beef on the grill.

    5 – 2 feet 6 inches…the length of my broad jump, trying to avoid a kick from A-sports if she were my dart partner, because I suck at darts.

    6 – 4 pounds…the total weight of the two bowling balls that I will use at cosmic bowling next month because I suck at bowling too. So I’ll roll two balls at one time to give myself better odds at hitting something.

    7 – 7…the amount of times that I had to take the SAT test to get the minimum qualifying score of 400.

    8 – 100%…the amount of times that I have won make believe sumo matches against Las Vegas, while hanging his shirt up on the wall and making believe that we are in a real live sumo match.

    Not quite up to par for the NFL, but hopefully good enough for Tsai-ko special teams.

  132. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 3:38 pm

    You are fountain of information, Col. Kekoa.

    Interesting day, can’t say that the WB has ever been infiltrated by the eastern bloc before today. I’m glad that we had a spymaster like yourself screening the op from your bunker deep underground in the ceded lands.

  133. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 4, 2009 3:38 pm

    On the way here I passed by Aloha Stadium and you can clearly see they removed some of the lights as part of the repairs to start this year.

  134. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 3:40 pm

    We stand in awe…

  135. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:45 pm

    Very impressive numbers Pride. I was scrolling down to see how long it would take you to exterminate the Camillia rat. Very critical measurable in real time.

  136. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 3:48 pm

    After your dealings with Wo Fat Rat, the other rats have all packed up and moved out, Kekoa! ๐Ÿ˜†

  137. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:48 pm

    Kazz ~ Here’s the hard rub. My real estate birdee told me that she rented out a large 6 bedroom house in Pearl City to some construction guys here to do some of the stadium renovation.

    So my question is, why not our local construction crews who have been idle seen the economic downturn?

  138. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:50 pm

    DPK ~ Intimidation!

  139. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 3:51 pm

    Kekoa- re construction- dat kine stuffs is going on all ovah…

  140. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 3:54 pm

    Your “Rat Kill” measurable can never be beaten, sir. I heard they left that day, with clothes stickin outta their suitcases. Some were wearing darf glasses and hats.

  141. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 3:54 pm

    dark, not darf…

  142. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:55 pm

    Pride ~ Regarding item #6 in Post #132.

    Re: 2 Bowling Balls

    Just a friendly reminder that there are 2 gutters on either side of the lane.

  143. Kekoa March 4, 2009 3:56 pm

    Whoops..ONE on either side of the lane! No presshaw…

  144. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 4, 2009 3:56 pm


    Out of state construction workers being brought in to fix the stadium?!?!

    Something is pilau near the state capitol….

  145. Kekoa March 4, 2009 4:01 pm

    Liz ~ The deal I contacted you about for Hale Opio? I’m hoping they are not from the mainland.

  146. Jason March 4, 2009 4:01 pm

    0.27 sec: How long it takes me to slap away Pride’s hand when he reaches for my dessert plate. That’s faster than you can shoot a basketball! ๐Ÿ™‚

  147. jm2375 March 4, 2009 4:03 pm

    Kazz, Kekoa – state procurement/bidding process at “work” again!! :twisted”

    Anybody going to any of the UH games on Friday? Let me know! I no like sit by myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. jm2375 March 4, 2009 4:06 pm

    Oh yeah. Congrats to the Watsons on their new addition!!

  149. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 4:08 pm

    Kekoa- hmmm. I dunno about dat one. I DO know dat SOME people on some island get peeps who influence the powers dat be to make sure no mo SF and no mo construction jobs cos dey like be da only ones who can live dere.

  150. Pride. March 4, 2009 4:09 pm


    March 4th, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    0.27 sec: How long it takes me to slap away Pride’s hand when he reaches for my dessert plate. That’s faster than you can shoot a basketball!

    Be vigilant!

  151. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 4:10 pm

    Kekoa- BUT da ones who no give up and going build somethin… dey is using da local workers to make it happen. Even if gotta bust tru da line…

  152. jm2375 March 4, 2009 4:15 pm

    Bulla and Pride. – just checking that you actually sent me a Facebook invite.

  153. Stephen Tsai March 4, 2009 4:23 pm

    Whatever happened to the Smirnoff comedian?
    I thought he was pretty funny. And then he disappeared.

  154. Stephen Tsai March 4, 2009 4:24 pm

    Pretty cool there’s a colon cleansing ad in my blog.

  155. Committed Road Warrior March 4, 2009 4:29 pm


  156. Pride. March 4, 2009 4:30 pm


    March 4th, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    Bulla and Pride. – just checking that you actually sent me a Facebook invite.

    Of course that was me…oh wait…your real name is Megan Fox isn’t it? If it is, then yes…welcome friend. :wink::wink:

  157. Pride. March 4, 2009 4:34 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Okay, that worked better.

  158. Pomai March 4, 2009 4:44 pm

    On the subject of the stadium renovations I have two words for the people in charge. “Rust Bullet”

  159. SteveM March 4, 2009 4:45 pm

    al โ„ข:
    March 4th, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    lizk….lunch, nabeyaki udon…..then we can practice our phantom of the opera.

    btw, stevem….the perfect job for you has just become available. cashier at krazy karaoke….

    What???–I thought we had a deal–I was going to cashier at your secret bar on Maui and put in the karaoke equipment….

  160. Pride. March 4, 2009 4:47 pm


    March 4th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    al โ„ข:
    March 4th, 2009 at 3:11 pm
    lizk….lunch, nabeyaki udon…..then we can practice our phantom of the opera.

    btw, stevem….the perfect job for you has just become available. cashier at krazy karaoke….

    What???–I thought we had a deal–I was going to cashier at your secret bar on Maui and put in the karaoke equipment….

    Big word…S-E-C-R-E-T. Shhhhh.

  161. protector March 4, 2009 4:47 pm

    Hey Pride,
    Re: using 2 bowling balls–I think it’s a great idea! Just remember to straddle the ball-return; that way you don’t have to worry about the gutters & maybe even can make double strikes the way trick bowlers used to do in yesteryear.

  162. LizKauai [Believer] March 4, 2009 4:57 pm

    ST- my ad wants to know if my credit score is a winner…

    See, HA? Blog advertising DOES work !

  163. wafan March 4, 2009 5:16 pm

    Pride with two bowling balls.

    Sorry, the visual I keep getting is Fred Flintstone bowling with the barbells.

  164. wafan March 4, 2009 5:17 pm

    Pride . . .

    Did you take ballet lessons? Then on the approach you really could be like Fred Flintstone!

  165. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 4, 2009 5:41 pm

    Ok… let’s hold off on the Manoa Mist and let’s play some softball!!!

  166. morning dove March 4, 2009 5:49 pm

    re-blog advertising working (mobi laptop card)

    just to pass on a story, or feedback

    the mobi ad sold me on trying their product

    it was last november when i saw the ad on top of the page

    mobile laptop card was always something i wanted

    i looked at sprint and verizon

    but both had caps on internet usage, mobi doesn’t

    a lot cheaper than verizon and sprint by almost $25

    no contract, the other 2 have 2 yr. contract

    however w/mobi out of pocket initial expense was around $225.

    which covers the costs of the modem, installation etc.

    minus a $60 mail in rebate ($165 )

    the convenience of a laptop card is that i take it everywhere…beach, appointments, bars, coffee shops, work, home etc.

    the plug in modem is totally transferable to any other laptop or desktop

    these numbers i don’t understand, but it 115kbs and 3G, so i’m thinking it’s

    plenty fast–some disconnects, but the same amount i’d say i had with hawaii telcom.

    surprised they only advertised a short time

    hope what i wrote helps someone in making a decision on future internet service.

  167. Stephen Tsai March 4, 2009 6:12 pm

    If the colon-cleansing has a 50 percent discount, does that make it a semi-colon cleansing?

  168. Committed Road Warrior March 4, 2009 6:20 pm

    ST: Mean jokester! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    I use Firefox browser, so no mo da kine advertisements. I must be hurting the HA’s bizness. ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  169. al โ„ข March 4, 2009 6:34 pm

    no phantom at the nabeyaki place eh?

    i guess we can go to kimo’s and sing akapele.
    did i mispelll dat? oh, a capella. i see,

  170. al โ„ข March 4, 2009 6:36 pm

    Pride with two bowling balls.

    i know he is a big man, but, are they that big?

  171. al โ„ข March 4, 2009 6:37 pm

    ok, i did get that one with the semi-colon; but, the laughter hasn’t surfaced just yet.

  172. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 4, 2009 6:55 pm

    Wahine lookin good right now up 2-0 bottom of the 4th.

    Cold night here at Manoa..

  173. Momo March 4, 2009 7:05 pm

    Just return from my trip to sin city and Tuson Arizona. Sin City was okay with a small deposit But the extended trip to Tuson for a day to visit a sick friend was real nice and rewarding. I see the text of the blogg has not change for the short time I was away.
    Russion…Go easy on my son Or else y0u can duel him knowledge in anoy area and see who can came on top…If you do, I will treat you to a dinner of your choice for two… If you lose, you can do the same for me…

  174. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 4, 2009 7:06 pm

    The Wahine lookin extra good!

    All decked out in Under Armour gear! :mrgreen:

    I had no clue UA is officially sponsoring them too..

    Wahine up 4-0 top of the 5th with no outs and bases loaded.

  175. chawan_cut March 4, 2009 7:14 pm

    is stephen covering softball again this year?
    wed is lost night, so i don’t venture out.

  176. (Jesse)James March 4, 2009 7:23 pm

    Kazz..have da chili on this cold night….LOL

  177. Ralph March 4, 2009 7:24 pm

    So Kazz will you be stocking up on UA softball gear

  178. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 4, 2009 7:31 pm


    I gotta ask Coach Coolen where he got his jacket. ๐Ÿ˜›

  179. brew808 March 4, 2009 7:33 pm

    Hi chawan_cut – How have you been? ๐Ÿ˜€

    When do the royalties start rolling in? Heheheh!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜†

  180. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 4, 2009 7:34 pm

    No chili for me tonight.

    Wahine up 7-0 top of the sixth.

  181. brew808 March 4, 2009 7:36 pm

    Test only – ๐Ÿ™„

    NFL Team – draft order Player No. Pos Team Ht Wt Age College Draft
    1. Detroit (0-16) Andy McCollum #67 C Detroit Lions 6-4 300 Jun 2, 1970 – Akron, OH Toledo None
    25. Miami (11-5) Samson Satele #64 C Miami Dolphins 6-3 300 Nov 29, 1984 – Kailua, HI Hawaii 2007 – 2(28th) Miami

  182. Ralph March 4, 2009 7:45 pm

    Kazz nobody wears jackets in Hawaii, we’re in paradise….suck it up…

  183. chawan_cut March 4, 2009 7:50 pm

    that was hilarious!
    ok, i wasn’t that bad b4.
    and actually, bess press should get the check.

  184. jm2375 March 4, 2009 8:21 pm

    Congrats to the softball team. Mercy rule 8-0, bottom of 6th.

  185. brew808 March 4, 2009 8:27 pm

    #148 jm2375M: March 4th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Anybody going to any of the UH games on Friday? Let me know! I no like sit by myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sometimes bathing works! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜€

  186. jm2375 March 4, 2009 8:29 pm

    Speak for yourself brew!! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  187. Leion March 4, 2009 8:33 pm

    Momo: March 4th, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    Russion…Go easy on my son Or else y0u can duel him knowledge in anoy area and see who can came on top…If you do, I will treat you to a dinner of your choice for two… If you lose, you can do the same for me…


  188. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 8:48 pm

    Hiya Tsaikos everywhere.

    in answer to yur inquiry about kekoa’s prognostication…..zzzzZZZZZZ ๐Ÿ˜€

    yu got some good points, I’ll give you dat,
    and if you’re wondering if we’re I’m givin da Ocoach
    some mulligans or not, righto on da mulliganZZZ.

    and if you got any question that WE’re wishing ALLLLL of our coaches the best wishes and prayers, then you don’t belong here and you shouldn’t pretend yur a Warrior booster.

    C’mon pal, we all have different motivations for being here, and one day our motivation might be a little different than the next day, for each of us. But the guys on the other teams don’t give a crap about each of us. They want to know about the WARRIORS. can the WARRIORS deliver? can the coach deliver. the proof was in the results. gotta address the problem. and it was a PROBLEM.

    so hats off to Coach Mack for trying to fix da PROBLEM. not do say we dump anybody. life is full of ups and downs. i give da Coach credit for trying. and being classy.

  189. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 8:51 pm

    not to say yu denigrated anybody, Russian. i didn’t say that. but you did try to put down some of my friends, and that was not nice.

    but then again, you can ask some of my friends. and relatives.

    and they’ll all Agree that I’m not nice. ๐Ÿ˜†

    and in that i agree wit you… what do they know about brilliant minds. ๐Ÿ˜€

  190. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 8:54 pm

    i been next to jm2375huthuthut

    and i can testify dat da chick tax a batt ๐Ÿ˜†

  191. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 8:57 pm

    an yu guyz betta show up an protek yurselves cuz dis bradda is on a roll.

    yestaday, from juss outside Bayshore towers to da bayfront wall, wuz just AWESUMMMMMMM!!!! an I mean AUUSSUUUMMMMM!

    an yu guyz stay wonderin about da small stuffzz. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…
    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  192. jm2375 March 4, 2009 9:02 pm

    howzit bighilo! tanks eh! ๐Ÿ˜†

  193. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:03 pm


    I’ll bite. Next season, if we neva go try get help so we can help OUR brother to get samoa tutorin, what kind excuse would coach come up wit if we got our butt handed to us.

    the truth is this: I SAW COACH SMITH COACHING LAST SEASON. no doubt he tries hard. no doubt he believes in himself. no doubt coach believes in him. BUT at least one of the players wuz making like a luuza to him, crossing his arms, turning his head, just da common place Class A akk like yu not paying attention kinda jerk. I saw dat in da attitude of one player a year ago, at the Spring Game. I saw it again in da Cincy game, and dat was at da end of da season.

    and yu wanna know my measurables too? try ask…. ๐Ÿ˜€

  194. brew808 March 4, 2009 9:03 pm

    Hi Tsaikos! Let me apologize in advance for this long post. (This might be a record long post!) ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Garret, Jason & others have posted on Samson Satele and his future with Miami or other NFL teams. I think many of us have been wondering the same thing regarding the relative size of Samson (and possible John Estes) as center(s) in the NFL. Yeah – the ‘phins are bulking up their OL – that is a clear trend. I know there are several teams and OL coaches that utilize the speedy/mobile interior linemen. I knew the Broncos had that philosophy – but they’ve just changed coaches. It looks like they and the Texans had the lightest starting C’s. Even Kreutz & Mawae are lighter than Samson.

    Here is a list of NFL Centers based on 2008 rosters. The data is from Yahoo Sports and shows their 2-deep charts. The list is in the 2009 draft-order. Dallas and Panthers traded their #1’s. Many teams have only one C. We know other OL are likely the backups. The second C (labels with the “b”) is the back-up C per Yahoo. Groves is still listed as a Raider altho he’s signed w/ Miami. The players stats are also from Yahoo. I know Groves and Saturday are much bigger than listed. It’s pretty interesting how the C’s are all similar in size, and that so many were undrafted FA’s. Okay – you can make your own analysis …. or simply ignore this post. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Team – draft , Player , No. , Pos , Team , Ht , Wt , BD-BP , College , Draft
    1. Det(0-16) , Andy McCollum , #67 , C , Det , 6-4 , 300 , 6/02/70 – Akron, OH , Toledo , None
    1b. Det (0-16) , Dominic Raiola , #51 , C , Det , 6-1 , 295 , 12/30/78 – Honolulu, HI , Neb , 2001 – 2(19th) Det
    2. Rams (2-14) , Brett Romberg , #65 , C , Rams , 6-2 , 298 , 10/10/79 – Windsor, ON , Miami (FL) , None
    2b. Rams (2-14) , Cory Withrow , #61 , C , Rams , 6-2 , 287 , 4/05/75 – Spokane, WA , Wash , None
    3. KC (2-14) , Rudy Niswanger , #64 , C , KC , 6-5 , 301 , 11/09/82 – Monroe, LA , LSU , None
    3b. KC (2-14) , Wade Smith , #74 , C , KC , 6-4 , 296 , 4/26/81 – Dallas, TX , Memp , 2003 – 3(14th) Miami
    4. Sea (4-12) , Steve Vallos , #69 , G , Sea , 6-3 , 312 , 12/28/83 – Youngstown, OH , Wake F , 2007 – 7(22nd) Sea
    4b. Sea (4-12) , Steve McKinney , #64 , C , Sea , 6-4 , 302 , 10/15/75 – Galveston, TX , Tex A&M , 1998 – 4(1st) Colts
    5. Clev (4-12) , Hank Fraley , #66 , C , Clev , 6-2 , 310 , 9/21/77 – Gaithersburg, MD , R Morris , None
    5b. Clev (4-12) , Seth McKinney , #68 , G , Clev , 6-3 , 310 , 6/12/79 – Centerville, TX , Tex A&M , 2002 – 3(25th) Miami
    6. Cinc (4-11-1) , Eric Ghiaciuc , #53 , C , Cinc , 6-4 , 302 , 5/28/81 – Oxford, MI , Cen Mich , 2005 – 4(18th) Cinc
    6b. Cinc (4-11-1) , Andrew Crummey , #60 , G , Cinc , 6-5 , 301 , 10/22/84 – Van Wert, OH , Maryland , None
    7. Oak (5-11) , Jake Grove , #64 , C , Miami , 6-4 , 300 , 1/22/80 – Johnson City, TN , V Tech , 2004 – 2(13th) Oak
    7b. Oak (5-11) , John Wade , #71 , C , Oak , 6-5 , 300 , 1/25/75 – Harrisonburg, VA , Marshall , 1998 – 5(25th) Jags
    8. Jags (5-11) , Brad Meester , #63 , C , Jags , 6-3 , 295 , 3/23/77 – Iowa Falls, IA , N Iowa , 2000 – 2(29th) Jags
    8b. Jags (5-11) , Trey Darilek , #78 , C , Miami , 6-5 , 310 , 4/23/81 – San Antonio, TX , UTEP , 2004 – 4(35th) Phil
    9. GB (6-10) , Scott Wells , #63 , C , GB , 6-2 , 303 , 1/17/81 – Spring Hill, TN , Tenn , 2004 – 7(50th) GB
    10. SF (7-9) , Eric Heitmann , #66 , C , 49ers , 6-3 , 312 , 2/24/80 – Brookshire, TX , Stanford , 2002 – 7(28th) 49ers
    10b. SF (7-9) , Cody Wallace , #59 , C , 49ers , 6-4 , 300 , 11/26/84 – Cuero, TX , Texas A&M , 2008 – 4(8th) 49ers
    11. Buf (7-9) , Melvin Fowler , #67 , C , Bills , 6-3 , 310 , 3/31/79 – Brooklyn, NY , Maryland , 2002 – 3(11th) Clev
    11b. Buf (7-9) , Duke Preston , #75 , G , Bills , 6-5 , 326 , 6/12/82 – San Diego, CA , Illinois , 2005 – 4(21st) Bills
    12. Den (8-8) , Casey Wiegmann , #62 , C , Denv , 6-2 , 285 , 7/20/73 – Parkersburg, IA , Iowa , None
    12b. Den (8-8) , Kory Lichtensteiger , #67 , C , Denv , 6-3 , 295 , 3/22/85 – Van Wert, OH , B Green , 2008 – 4(9th) Den
    13. Wash (8-8) , Casey Rabach , #61 , C , Wash , 6-4 , 296 , 9/24/77 – Sturgeon Bay, WI , Wisc , 2001 – 3(30th) Balt
    13b. Wash (8-8) , Devin Clark , #62 , G , Wash , 6-4 , 320 , 5/22/86 – Austin, TX , N Mexico , None
    14. NO (8-8) , Jonathan Goodwin , #76 , C , NO , 6-3 , 318 , 12/02/78 – Columbia, SC , Michigan , 2002 – 5(19th) Jets
    14b. NO (8-8) , Matt Lehr , #68 , C , NO , 6-2 , 304 , 4/25/79 – Woodbridge, VA , V Tech , 2001 – 5(6th) Dallas
    15. Hou (8-8) , Chris Myers , #55 , C , Tex , 6-4 , 293 , 9/15/81 – Miami, FL , Miami (FL) , 2005 – 6(26th) Denv
    15b. Hou (8-8) , Chris White , #63 , C , Tex , 6-2 , 285 , 2/28/83 – Winona, MS , S Miss , None
    16. SD (8-8) , Nick Hardwick , #61 , C , SD , 6-4 , 295 , 9/02/81 – Franklin, IN , Purdue , 2004 – 3(3rd) SD
    16b. SD (8-8) , Jeremy Newberry , #62 , C , SD , 6-5 , 315 , 3/23/76 – Antioch, CA , California , 1998 – 2(28th) 49ers
    17. Jets (9-7) , Nick Mangold , #74 , C , Jets , 6-4 , 300 , 1/13/84 – Centerville, OH , Ohio St , 2006 – 1(29th) Jets
    17b. Jets (9-7) , Robert Turner , #75 , T , Jets , 6-4 , 308 , 8/20/84 – Austin, TX , N Mexico , None
    18. Chi (9-7) , Olin Kreutz , #57 , C , Bears , 6-2 , 292 , 6/09/77 – Honolulu, HI , Wash , 1998 – 3(3rd) Bears
    19. TB (9-6) , Jeff Faine , #52 , C , Bucs , 6-3 , 291 , 4/06/81 – Milwaukie, OR , ND , 2003 – 1(21st) Clev
    19b. TB (9-6) , Sean Mahan , #79 , G , Bucs , 6-3 , 301 , 5/28/80 – Tulsa, OK , ND , 2003 – 5(33rd) Bucs
    20. Dal* (9-7) , Andre Gurode , #65 , C , Boys , 6-4 , 312 , 3/06/78 – Houston, TX , Colorado , 2002 – 2(5th) Dallas
    21. Phil (9-6-1) , Jamaal Jackson , #67 , C , Phil , 6-4 , 330 , 5/08/80 – Miami, FL , Del St , None
    22. Minn (10-6) , Matt Birk , #78 , C , Minn , 6-4 , 309 , 7/23/76 – St. Paul, MN , Harvard , 1998 – 6(20th) Minn
    22b. Minn (10-6) , John Sullivan , #65 , C , Minn , 6-4 , 301 , 8/08/85 – Mount Kisco, NY , ND , 2008 – 6(21st) Minn
    23. Pats (11-5) , Dan Koppen , #67 , C , Pats , 6-2 , 296 , 9/12/79 – Dubuque, IA , BC , 2003 – 5(29th) Pats
    23b. Pats (11-5) , Dan Connolly , #63 , C , Pats , 6-4 , 313 , 9/02/82 – St. Louis, MO , SE Miss St , None
    24. Atl (11-5) , Todd McClure , #62 , C , Atl , 6-1 , 301 , 2/16/77 – Baton Rouge, LA , LSU , 1999 – 7(31st) Atl
    24b. Atl (11-5) , Alex Stepanovich , #69 , C , Atl , 6-4 , 296 , 9/25/81 – Berea, OH , Ohio St , 2004 – 4(4th) Cards
    25. Miami (11-5) , Samson Satele , #64 , C , Miami , 6-3 , 300 , 11/29/84 – Kailua, HI , Hawaii , 2007 – 2(28th) Miami
    25b. Miami (11-5) , Al Johnson , #60 , C , Miami , 6-5 , 305 , 1/27/79 – Brussels, WI , Wisc , 2003 – 2(6th) Dallas
    26. Balt (11-5) , Jason Brown , #60 , G , Rams , 6-3 , 320 , 5/05/83 – Henderson, NC , N Carolina , 2005 – 4(23rd) Balt
    27. Colts (12-4) , Jeff Saturday , #63 , C , Colts , 6-2 , 295 , 6/08/75 – Atlanta, GA , N Carolina , None
    27b. Colts (12-4) , Steve Justice , #53 , C , Colts , 6-3 , 293 , 5/26/84 – Lancaster, PA , Wake F , 2008 – 6(35th) Colts
    28. Car* (12-4) , Ryan Kalil , #67 , C , Car , 6-2 , 295 , 3/29/85 – Corona, CA , USC , 2007 – 2(27th) Car
    29. NYG (12-4) , Shaun O’Hara , #60 , C , NYG , 6-3 , 303 , 6/23/77 – Chicago, IL , Rutgers , None
    29b. NYG (12-4) , Grey Ruegamer , #65 , G , NYG , 6-4 , 299 , 6/11/76 – Las Vegas, NV , Az State , 1999 – 3(11th) Miami
    30. Tenn (13-3) , Kevin Mawae , #68 , C , Tenn , 6-4 , 289 , 1/23/71 – Savannah, GA , LSU , 1994 – 2(7th) Sea
    31. AZ (9-7) , Lyle Sendlein , #63 , C , Cards , 6-4 , 300 , 3/16/84 – Edina, MN , Texas , None
    31b. AZ (9-7) , Pat Ross , #70 , C , Cards , 6-3 , 300 , 3/16/83 – Cincinnati, OH , BC , None
    32. Pitt (12-4) , Justin Hartwig , #62 , C , Pitt , 6-4 , 312 , 11/21/78 – Mankato, MN , Kansas , 2002 – 6(15th) Tenn

    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  195. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:05 pm


    an yu taut i wuxn’t sniffin lookin eh? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜†

  196. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:08 pm

    an i new wat i wuz saying when i say habuthuthuthut ๐Ÿ˜†

    okay okay, i’m rollin on da floor and laughin my butt off.l.

    i dunno about yu, but i am ROTFLMAO ๐Ÿ˜†

  197. brew808 March 4, 2009 9:11 pm

    Okay bhf2. ROTFLYAO all you want, but then go take a bath! ๐Ÿ˜†

  198. duffer March 4, 2009 9:12 pm

    Hey Rob19,

    What’s with TO?

  199. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:13 pm

    c’mon Russian,

    I dunno why I just jumped in and started swinging,
    but da dam ting happened yesterday in anudda forum.
    i just jumped in and starting swinging and erryting went away. like pfffttt…. an pewwwww. all pewww now…. ๐Ÿ˜€ AMEN!

    so ip yu going pick on my pren Ralph, did we get some issues….
    no pick on my pren pleeze. ๐Ÿ˜€

    okay, yu guessed it, i’m all dis an dat ๐Ÿ˜†
    I’m a Republican. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† Truly ๐Ÿ˜†

  200. duffer March 4, 2009 9:14 pm

    Oooops wrong link

  201. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:21 pm

    Obama who? :mrgreen:

  202. brew808 March 4, 2009 9:22 pm

    Okay – here is the same list of NFL centers with a bit less info. It might be easier to read. You’re welcome to cut & paste it into your own spreadsheet for analysis. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Team – draft . Player . Ht . Wt . College
    1. Det(0-16) . Andy McCollum . 6-4 . 300 . Toledo
    1b. Det (0-16) . Dominic Raiola . 6-1 . 295 . Neb
    2. Rams (2-14) . Brett Romberg . 6-2 . 298 . Miami (FL)
    2b. Rams (2-14) . Cory Withrow . 6-2 . 287 . Wash
    3. KC (2-14) . Rudy Niswanger . 6-5 . 301 . LSU
    3b. KC (2-14) . Wade Smith . 6-4 . 296 . Memp
    4. Sea (4-12) . Steve Vallos . 6-3 . 312 . Wake F
    4b. Sea (4-12) . Steve McKinney . 6-4 . 302 . Tex A&M
    5. Clev (4-12) . Hank Fraley . 6-2 . 310 . R Morris
    5b. Clev (4-12) . Seth McKinney . 6-3 . 310 . Tex A&M
    6. Cinc (4-11-1) . Eric Ghiaciuc . 6-4 . 302 . Cen Mich
    6b. Cinc (4-11-1) . Andrew Crummey . 6-5 . 301 . Maryland
    7. Oak (5-11) . Jake Grove . 6-4 . 300 . V Tech
    7b. Oak (5-11) . John Wade . 6-5 . 300 . Marshall
    8. Jags (5-11) . Brad Meester . 6-3 . 295 . N Iowa
    8b. Jags (5-11) . Trey Darilek . 6-5 . 310 . UTEP
    9. GB (6-10) . Scott Wells . 6-2 . 303 . Tenn
    10. SF (7-9) . Eric Heitmann . 6-3 . 312 . Stanford
    10b. SF (7-9) . Cody Wallace . 6-4 . 300 . Texas A&M
    11. Buf (7-9) . Melvin Fowler . 6-3 . 310 . Maryland
    11b. Buf (7-9) . Duke Preston . 6-5 . 326 . Illinois
    12. Den (8-8) . Casey Wiegmann . 6-2 . 285 . Iowa
    12b. Den (8-8) . Kory Lichtensteiger . 6-3 . 295 . B Green
    13. Wash (8-8) . Casey Rabach . 6-4 . 296 . Wisc
    13b. Wash (8-8) . Devin Clark . 6-4 . 320 . N Mexico
    14. NO (8-8) . Jonathan Goodwin . 6-3 . 318 . Michigan
    14b. NO (8-8) . Matt Lehr . 6-2 . 304 . V Tech
    15. Hou (8-8) . Chris Myers . 6-4 . 293 . Miami (FL)
    15b. Hou (8-8) . Chris White . 6-2 . 285 . S Miss
    16. SD (8-8) . Nick Hardwick . 6-4 . 295 . Purdue
    16b. SD (8-8) . Jeremy Newberry . 6-5 . 315 . California
    17. Jets (9-7) . Nick Mangold . 6-4 . 300 . Ohio St
    17b. Jets (9-7) . Robert Turner . 6-4 . 308 . N Mexico
    18. Chi (9-7) . Olin Kreutz . 6-2 . 292 . Wash
    19. TB (9-6) . Jeff Faine . 6-3 . 291 . ND
    19b. TB (9-6) . Sean Mahan . 6-3 . 301 . ND
    20. Dal* (9-7) . Andre Gurode . 6-4 . 312 . Colorado
    21. Phil (9-6-1) . Jamaal Jackson . 6-4 . 330 . Del St
    22. Minn (10-6) . Matt Birk . 6-4 . 309 . Harvard
    22b. Minn (10-6) . John Sullivan . 6-4 . 301 . ND
    23. Pats (11-5) . Dan Koppen . 6-2 . 296 . BC
    23b. Pats (11-5) . Dan Connolly . 6-4 . 313 . SE Miss St
    24. Atl (11-5) . Todd McClure . 6-1 . 301 . LSU
    24b. Atl (11-5) . Alex Stepanovich . 6-4 . 296 . Ohio St
    25. Miami (11-5) . Samson Satele . 6-3 . 300 . Hawaii
    25b. Miami (11-5) . Al Johnson . 6-5 . 305 . Wisc
    26. Balt (11-5) . Jason Brown . 6-3 . 320 . N Carolina
    27. Colts (12-4) . Jeff Saturday . 6-2 . 295 . N Carolina
    27b. Colts (12-4) . Steve Justice . 6-3 . 293 . Wake F
    28. Car* (12-4) . Ryan Kalil . 6-2 . 295 . USC
    29. NYG (12-4) . Shaun O’Hara . 6-3 . 303 . Rutgers
    29b. NYG (12-4) . Grey Ruegamer . 6-4 . 299 . Az State
    30. Tenn (13-3) . Kevin Mawae . 6-4 . 289 . LSU
    31. AZ (9-7) . Lyle Sendlein . 6-4 . 300 . Texas
    31b. AZ (9-7) . Pat Ross . 6-3 . 300 . BC
    32. Pitt (12-4) . Justin Hartwig . 6-4 . 312 . Kansas

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜†

  203. morning dove March 4, 2009 9:23 pm

    uc2…er…i mean russian…oh, there’s a thought…hhmm…gets no cheese from me…i’ll bait him, watch—remaining in reconnaissance mode for now…hehe

  204. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:27 pm


    help a bradda out, please. us watermen gotta stick togedda. i suuda askd kekoa but he on furlough, takin care of missy hold my hands i’m injured to da max savin da ress ah humanity. ๐Ÿ˜€

    just kiddin, my supah dupah most beautifulest coolest chick outta Molokai dat I ever did have da pleasure of meetin, and dats da truut. i no kea dat u married to da pocho’s pocho, whu is cool too, but what yu did for sumbuddy else, dat wuz totallly koooollll!!!!

    ok ok i admit it, I’m gettin my intensity ready fo 09 Football!!!

  205. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:29 pm


    get down here and scrap right now!!!
    stop playin wit me,. ntertainen me. ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  206. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:30 pm


    and when the Warriors go 14-0 this year you’ll all thank me and remember who was the genius who dared say it first. dats right.

    big hilo!!! huuuuu AAAHHH!

  207. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:33 pm

    i hate crybabeez.

    i hate wimpssss.

    and i just hate luuzahhhzzzz.!

    luuzahs never winns!

    winners never luuz! .


    winners never quit

    quitters never win.

  208. Ralph March 4, 2009 9:34 pm

    Thanks for the info Brew……..Samson will do well….more coaching, improved techniques and leverage comes with experience playing at this level, his mana will carry him forward and he will be successful..

  209. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:36 pm

    Morning Dove

    now now, yhu just guessin.

    try da more subtle approach, da outer island approach

    ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    thank of old Hawaii :mrgreen:

    think of da ways ah da Wuuden Warrior ๐Ÿ˜†

  210. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:37 pm

    are you guyz deliberately avoiding me? ๐Ÿ˜†

    you can tell i had a great great great day today. ๐Ÿ˜†

  211. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 9:38 pm

    Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฏ
    bhf2 calls, people come!

  212. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:42 pm

    hiya D1

    I’m waitin for ralphie and whutz his name and samoa brilliant guyz like my cuz and pride but i no day at Shinsho Tei’s singing dare butta out, hemaroidin demselves to da bugga hurtz. ๐Ÿ˜†

  213. bighilofan2 March 4, 2009 9:44 pm


    i going rest on my laurelz por a few. be back laterz.

    esme out. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  214. Da Punchbowl Kid March 4, 2009 9:47 pm

    You hilarious bhf2, tellin it like it is in a way that never was… You da man, Hilo, DA MAN!

    I have faith in Samson Satele. He has too much talent, but most importantly, more heart than most! When I think of a “Warrior” I think of Samson. Jus wait and see what his future is…

  215. d1ๅณถ March 4, 2009 9:51 pm

    OK bhf2.
    Time for me to call it a night, too….

    It’s a night.

    Ted’s a Knight.
    Earl of Scotch.
    Anointed by the Lady of the Creek.

    I digress…


  216. Ralph March 4, 2009 9:58 pm

    Big Hilo this is a great weekend to be on Oahu-men basketball, baseball, softball tournament and Relay for life all on the manoa campus…come on down…coach mac and JD will be back in town…

  217. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 4, 2009 10:04 pm


  218. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 4, 2009 10:05 pm

    Back from choir practice…
    I dunno where da keeds is. Practice and homework, I hope!

  219. FloridaTed March 4, 2009 10:06 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know they had avalanches in Hilo, lol.

    Hi, bhf2,

    that was a nice breeze coming from the Big Island, cleaning out the debris and leaves from the blog.

    Good night, gang, very late over here.

  220. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 4, 2009 10:24 pm

    Nitey nite for me too!
    And no matter how we say it,

    ะกะปะฐะดะบะฐั ะ’ะพะธะฝ ะœะตั‡ั‚ั‹
    ุฃุญู„ุงู… ุญู„ูˆุฉ ูˆุงุฑูŠูˆุฑ
    ์ „์‚ฌ ๋‹ฌ์ฝคํ•œ ๊ฟˆ
    ื—ืœื•ืžื•ืช ืžืชื•ืงื™ื ื”ืœื•ื—ื
    ฮŒฮฝฮตฮนฯฮฑ ฮ“ฮปฯ…ฮบฮฌ Warrior
    Dulces sueรฑos Guerrero
    เคธเฅเคตเฅ€เคŸ เคกเฅเคฐเฅ€เคฎเฅเคธ เคฏเฅ‹เคฆเฅเคงเคพ
    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  221. FloridaTed March 4, 2009 10:29 pm

    Gute Nacht und schlafe gut, liebe LizK.

  222. al โ„ข March 4, 2009 10:46 pm

    kden lizk la dat.
    so go for sleep awreddy.
    eh, you stay ova dea or wat?
    ho, stay moe moe?
    ah, loose money den.
    spark you laterz.

  223. Cindy/Cenn March 4, 2009 11:00 pm

    Hallo fur den abend (ich bin spat)
    gute nacht zu allen. ๐Ÿ™‚
    (I remember a little German; ein bissien!)

    and now to check out the pink side of things ๐Ÿ™‚

  224. Jason March 4, 2009 11:17 pm



  225. SteveM March 4, 2009 11:31 pm

    Good night everyone!

    Work day for me tomorrow so I may be slow in responding to emails and LAS September updates until early evening.

  226. Kekoa March 4, 2009 11:36 pm

    Liz ~ So you dash off to bed and leave me a Linguistic puzzle to unscramble. OK, I’m up to the challenge. BHF2 is up and he got my back since he is our resident Language Prof.

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    March 4th, 2009 at 10:24 pm
    Nitey nite for me too!
    And no matter how we say it,

    ะกะปะฐะดะบะฐั ะ’ะพะธะฝ ะœะตั‡ั‚ั‹
    ุฃุญู„ุงู… ุญู„ูˆุฉ ูˆุงุฑูŠูˆุฑ
    ์ „์‚ฌ ๋‹ฌ์ฝคํ•œ ๊ฟˆ
    ื—ืœื•ืžื•ืช ืžืชื•ืงื™ื ื”ืœื•ื—ื
    ฮŒฮฝฮตฮนฯฮฑ ฮ“ฮปฯ…ฮบฮฌ Warrior
    Dulces sueรฑos Guerrero
    เคธเฅเคตเฅ€เคŸ เคกเฅเคฐเฅ€เคฎเฅเคธ เคฏเฅ‹เคฆเฅเคงเคพ

    Taking it from the top down they are translated in the following languages:
    Like Liz said, they only say “Sweet Warrior Dreams.” The only one that doesn’t have a word that means Warrior is the Spainish, they use Guerrero.

  227. Kekoa March 4, 2009 11:45 pm

    Oh and Cindy @ Post #224:

    Hello for the evening (I’m late)
    and good night to all.

    Cindy, you may go to the head of Florida Ted’s German class.

    “Sie sind der Klasse fรผhrend.

  228. Kekoa March 4, 2009 11:48 pm

    Pride ~ Thanks for the RAF stress test. My cargo plane crashed into the helicopter and killed all the paratroopers…Game over!

  229. jm2375 March 5, 2009 12:01 am

    Buenos noches. Duerme con angelitos. Hasta manana mi amigos.


  230. Kekoa March 5, 2009 12:11 am

    jm2375 ~ Hah?…speak English.

  231. FloridaTed March 5, 2009 12:34 am

    This is the Tsaiko International hour, everyone invited.

    Jetzt muss ich aber mal wirklich schlafen gehen. Schoene Traueme fuer alle.

    Wenn man in Deutsch keinen Umlaut zur Verfuegung hat, kann man anstatt ein e dazufuegen. Zum Beispiel : a umlaut ae, oder au umlaut aue, o umlaut oe und so weiter. Alles klar?


  232. Kekoa March 5, 2009 12:58 am

    Ich verstehe, Ted…I understand you were trying yo say that it was time to go to sleep, or words to that effect.

  233. Da Punchbowl Kid March 5, 2009 2:00 am

    ood-Gay ight-Nay ll-Aay ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  234. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 3:36 am

    ood-gay orning-may aiko-Tay vreywhere-Eay. ๐Ÿ˜€

  235. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 3:51 am

    look what I found this morning.

    By Ferd Lewis
    Advertiser Staff Writer

    University of Hawai’i has refused to make a settlement offer to women’s basketball coach Jim Bolla, who has declined to resign, people who claim knowledge of the situation have said.
    Bolla is currently on paid leave from his job as head women’s basketball coach while the school investigates a player’s claim that he kicked her during practice earlier this season. Bolla, who is in his fifth season as the team’s head coach, has not been on the bench since Feb. 13 and is not expected to attend next week’s Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Reno, Nev.
    UH Manoa spokesman Gregg Takayama declined comment yesterday other than to say Bolla remains on paid leave. When reached by phone, Bolla said “no comment.”
    It is the second investigation of Bolla’s treatment of players in less than a year, both prompted by complaints from players. The previous one, which took place during the summer of 2008, was said to have resulted in a warning letter, according to people familiar with the case.

    Under terms of Bolla’s contract, there are provisions for termination by UH with or without cause.
    Termination without cause comes with a 90-day notice, according to the contract, and requires UH to pay damages equal to the amount left on the contract.
    Bolla has two seasons remaining on a contract due to expire June 30, 2011. His annual salary is believed to be more than $120,000 per season.
    If released for cause, Bolla must be given 10 days’ notice but the contract says “salary and any benefits …” end upon termination.

    Grounds for cause include, according to the agreement, “committing material or repeated violations” of the contract or school policies AND “engaging in conduct which is unlawful or results in coach’s conviction of a crime or displays continual or serious disrespect or disregard for the character of the university or causes notorious and public scandal …”


  236. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 3:57 am

    one lil ole AND can really give one Smu talka da ability fo dig in an make life miserable fo da RESTAHUSS. ๐Ÿ˜†

    i tink mo betta da beauties buss da guy practicalz, hold signs at awards banquet, take pikchaz. ๐Ÿ˜€ let all Hawaii no we backin ebolla. ๐Ÿ˜†
    into da kona. ๐Ÿ˜€

  237. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 3:59 am

    hope dat Ferd wuz like me, misplacin da period or porgetin da hidden kauna hauna. ๐Ÿ˜€

  238. wafan March 5, 2009 4:15 am

    A fine morning everyone!

  239. wafan March 5, 2009 4:17 am

    Hi bhf2! You were on a roll last night and continue this morning!!! Whoo-hoo!

    Have to remember not to tick you off.


  240. wafan March 5, 2009 4:18 am

    Esme and out!

  241. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 4:32 am

    hilo in
    have a nice day erryone. see yu dis ebenin, frawlinez. ๐Ÿ˜†
    btw, get 2 really supah hot smirnoffs oberhere ๐Ÿ˜€
    course, daycud be granmarneerz ๐Ÿ˜€ ROTFLMAO.

    an i did take a battbrew. 3 dayz ago. ๐Ÿ˜€
    datz why sumtinwongwitme,
    hey, solllypor plagerizin a Tsaiko name ๐Ÿ˜€

    esme wooosshhhhh>>>>>

  242. bighilofan2 March 5, 2009 4:37 am

    ok ok,
    ahem, truut time.

    i habnt taken a batt por YEARS! ๐Ÿ˜€

    da last time disbutt wuzn atub, had anuddabutt in it too. ๐Ÿ˜†

    gotta work too, not only play.

    see yu dis ebening.

  243. roysan16 March 5, 2009 5:55 am

    good morning

    when something ticks right, you want to see what makes it tick.

    so take a look at TCU football team-I did; they have it going

    go to their official athletic site, and read about the TCU coach, gary anderson

    very impressive resume, very impressive what he has done for TCU football

    and not out of the realm of possibility of coach mack replicating or bettering here at UH imo.

    i looked at their 2009 roster of players, maybe 3 JC transfers-and get this 17 red shirt freshmen ( i think Coach Mack is going in this direction too, w/ gray/ red shirting incoming players)

    but what has me intrigued about TCU football is their 4-2-5 defense, and how it limited Boise in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl–less than 40 yrds rushing, 200 something yards passing in a 17-16 win

    in TCU gary anderson 10 yrs. at TCU -8 at as coach, 2 as a DC–the TCU defense nationally recognized as being one of the best

    is the 4-2-5 defense might be the answer to the spread offense? idk, maybe

    i know UH uses nickle package, but not too familiar if its the same as TCU

    whats the counter to a defense that shows pass defense–i would think run right at them

    hypothetically speaking, how would TCU fare against Florida?

    would Florida coach urban meyer run the ball, utilizing TE sets, 1-2 in the game, to counter the 4-2-5; maybe, i would think so, but it would be an interesting matchup

    last thought, with so many defenses using nickle defense–don’t you wish UH would come out w/ TE look–i do.

    from a fan’s prospective, i just love big line men (TE) blocking and catching passes and running over the DB, such a mismatch –a 6’5” 260 lbs. TE on a smallish DB….oh there’s a thought for UH to consider.

  244. roysan17 March 5, 2009 6:04 am

    nice one roysan-you don’t pay attention

    as your big brother how many times have you heard that?

    everyones a step ahead of you

    they’re at the new blog…ding, ding, ding


  245. March 24, 2009 9:27 pm

    there are a lots of things can be said in the pros and con but being a tough mother towards can be impossible.

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