Warriors … come out to play-ay!

Too bad games are not decided at banquets.
The Warriors were named the unofficial winner of the chant-off at the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl banquet.
First, the Notre Dame players performed their victory chant.
Then at the end of his speech,UH head coach Greg McMackin noted the Warriors had their own chant. McMackin flashed the shaka sign at defensive tackle Keala Watson, who led the Warriors in a rousing ha‘a.
At one point, according to his wife, Watson knocked over two chairs and a serving cart.
In the back of the room, some family members tossed kukui nuts into the air.
McMackin noted it was the only the time the Warriors had full participation in the ha‘a.
UH athletic director JIm Donovan said the Warriors’ rendition was “like poetry.”
* * *

When “Hawai‘i Five-0” plays in the first and second half, the Warriors want their fans to make paddling motions in sync to the music, the way the student section does it during basketball games.

* * *

I spoke with two Notre Dame officials who were pleased that the Fighting Irish would be on the sideline facing the national television cameras. And that the Fighting Irish would be the home team. Little do they suspect that as the “home” team they will be standing in the rays of the setting sun.

* * *

There is a perk to being the visiting team. For some reason, during home games, the Warriors cram their entire team into one locker room, leaving a neighboring locker room vacant. The visiting teams, meanwhile, always use two locker rooms, usually separating the offensive and defensive units.

* * *

Kama Crab wins the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl ticket (courtesy of Sttretch and d1).


  1. Stretch December 22, 2008 7:03 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I figured that UH would be the “visitors” and stand in the shade. ND likes the sunshine so let them stand in it.

  2. Buffoman December 22, 2008 7:04 am

    Top 3?

  3. Glenn December 22, 2008 7:04 am

    Go Warriors!
    Beat Notre Dame

  4. d1島 December 22, 2008 7:15 am

    carried over from last post:

    Great Morning All!

    Talked with #2 son. Still holding in the airport. No snow but 21 degrees and wind picking up.
    Rescheduled flt time of 0810 is now :55 bye bye; waiting….waiting…

  5. djmitcho December 22, 2008 7:16 am

    Top 5?

  6. d1島 December 22, 2008 7:17 am

    ND on the mauka side? Like McGarret used to say:
    Bake ’em, Dan-O!

  7. djmitcho December 22, 2008 7:17 am

    Good Morning All. Aloha from the land of never ending snow. I just hope the weather clears enough for me to get out of here on the 30th.

  8. d1島 December 22, 2008 7:18 am


    So is your niece with the group waiting on a HA flt?

  9. djmitcho December 22, 2008 7:20 am

    Good Luck to your son. I know what it’s like to be stranded at the airport.
    The majority of flights in and out of Spokane are mostly canceled for today

  10. d1島 December 22, 2008 7:29 am


    I hope he gets back here before YOU do! 😯

  11. jm2375 December 22, 2008 7:29 am

    Top 15!! hedging my bets. hehehehe

  12. jm2375 December 22, 2008 7:33 am

    Way off topic – but the current issue of the British Medical Journal, one of the most respected journals worldwide, has a bunch of fun, non-academic, papers with the general topic being “Everything you know is wrong”.


  13. Blackie (ブラッキ) December 22, 2008 7:35 am

    I don’t have enough rhythm to paddle to the beat.

  14. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 22, 2008 7:48 am

    oops. I was freaming of Tsai-ko ceer practice…no kidding. My phone rang…
    I’m late for work!!!
    Aloha Kakahiaka and HiHo!

  15. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 22, 2008 7:48 am


  16. d1島 December 22, 2008 7:59 am


    I hear you. My favorite paddle is rice 🙂

    #2 reports that runways are closed until 11…hopefully he meant “a.m.” 🙄

  17. dakine December 22, 2008 8:07 am

    All HAL flights out of SEA cancelled due to no deicing fluid

  18. d1島 December 22, 2008 8:11 am


    Hope you’re not waiting on someone from SEA today 🙁

  19. Jay December 22, 2008 8:12 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Good luck and safe travels for all Tsaiko families this holiday season.

    I got a kick reading comments on ESPN re: Hawaii Bowl. Lotsa ND haters on there.

    I was thinking of picking up those touristy coconut bras and grass skirt to wear at the game, but I think it’s going to be too cold. hahahahaha.

  20. spike96822 December 22, 2008 8:12 am

    And that the Fighting Irish would be the home team………….Suckas

  21. what was that? December 22, 2008 8:16 am

    I’m interested!

  22. d1島 December 22, 2008 8:18 am

    wonder how the weather will affect the BIS count for the Hawaii Bowl? for all bowls, for that matter?

  23. d1島 December 22, 2008 8:21 am

    what was that?

    Looks like your chances are pretty good right now! Hang in there. 😆

  24. (Jesse) James December 22, 2008 8:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….

    d1..hope your son makes it home safely and soon…

    …same to you dj….

    My niece just got home from NYC. Flew out of Syracuse and to O’Hare where she was stuck for 16 hours…..before finally getting on that 8 hour ride to Hawaii…..

    Hope all is well with everyone this morning….have to esme today…busy busy…

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid December 22, 2008 8:27 am

    Howdy Tsaikos!

    Some nasty weather across the U.S. today. I hope the Irish are getting lots and lots of sun, saltwater, and too many Mai-Tais while they’re here. 😆

  26. (Jesse) James December 22, 2008 8:28 am

    Oh..and I almost forgot to say that….

    I forgot to mention Annodah Dave as giving us some great grab bags for the Tsaiko Christmas Party…those were some great gifts and I wanted to thank and acknowledge him for his donations….Sorry that I forgot about that…..

  27. Dustin December 22, 2008 8:34 am

    I’m interested!!!

  28. jojo ® December 22, 2008 8:43 am

    I’m interested

    and wouldn’t you think Brett Favre would know how to play in the snow? Jets!

  29. MeiLing December 22, 2008 8:43 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    d1 ~ Hope son gets out of OR safely.

    My son & his friend are bicycling around the West Maui mountains.

    What color t-shirt are we supposed to wear to this game? Green is a Notre Dame color, too.

  30. Jay December 22, 2008 8:54 am

    Good question Mei Ling.

  31. jojo ® December 22, 2008 9:04 am

    Since Stephen Tsai hasn’t ever gotten a pix of JuJu, there’s one on Cat’s blog.

    Yeah, I know, slow….

  32. isleboy December 22, 2008 9:04 am

    Hey ST…Did you go to Hawaii Bowl Banquet last nite? Understand ND was chanting “Rainbows” with a negative tone. Understand Hawaii players were not happy at all…..

  33. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 22, 2008 9:08 am

    re: story on warriors statistics

    i like how the coach cannot blame a single individual(s) “o-line” for the number of sacks or the lack of protection. But when it comes down to special teams and how great our punt team is, all of a sudden Rego is congratulated as the key player. LOL…i dont get it…….

  34. Kekoa December 22, 2008 9:08 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko’s!

    “I’m interested!”

    If I win…I’ll give it to my neighbor who just happens to be the loudest person on our block! People in Waianae can hear her scream *Chee Hoo!* when UH scores. Her and hubby are season ticket holders who procrastinated until all good Bowl seats were gone.

    Funny thing is, she’s normally a very shy lurker. Give her a few moments to down a few ‘shooters’ and she instantly transforms into the loudest cheerleader on the planet! (Some of you met her at the Blog Bash, her dad was with her). Note to BB Fans…her dad is a retired WAC basketball Ref.

  35. SteveM December 22, 2008 9:14 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Another work day for me…good time to do computer R&M and updates when the students are on break. So, no vacation for me yet.

  36. Jay December 22, 2008 9:17 am

    anybody know if the Boise State game will be on the radio tomorrow? the 1420 site is not very “user friendly”.

  37. azwarrior22 December 22, 2008 9:25 am

    I’m interested. If I win, I’ll give it to Dad since I can’t be home for the holidays.

  38. Kekoa December 22, 2008 9:31 am

    jm2375 ~ These are the same British ‘stiff-upper-lip’ medical journal bubbleheads who warned us of Coca-cola not being a very effective contraceptive. (scroll down da link) It’s no wonder they now say that “everything we know is wrong!”

    I knew all along that getting to know you was WONG! But I like you because you are feisty! The very funny Hawaiian story teller -Kent Bowman – had the perfect description for you. I will share it with you one day.

  39. NYUH December 22, 2008 9:32 am

    Good, I like our away uniforms better anyway. As long as they keep them tucked in. I think they should move the logo to the front of the helmet though. It seems a little off balance on the side of the helmet and I’ve seen some of the helmets in practice have them in front.

    This game is big!! Go Warriors! Hope Obama shows up!

  40. roysan16 December 22, 2008 9:34 am

    Good Morning.

    Obama’s choice of golfing at Olomana was peculiar. This I didn’t understand. With the Mid Pac and Kaneohe MCAS courses nearby it was surprising to see him at Olomana. Compared to the other mentioned courses, and even Hickam, and not meaning to slight Olomana but Olomanas the hamburger next to the Mid Pac, Kaneohe MCAS and Hickam courses, which I would rate as prime cuts. Personally I would have selected the Kaneohe MCAS course, which is a lot more challenging and has panoramic views of the ocean.

    If I were to type set the future President and graph his tendencies it wouldn’t be so far fetch seeing him, speaking facetiously of course, at the Warrior game against Not re Dame sitting in the “North End zone”.

    About the great article ST did today featuring an interview with the coaches about the offensive line I think is long overdue. However embarrassing it is to the coaches and players to have writers and interviewers admonishing and bringing to attention of the poor play of the offensive line will only serve and inspire the offensive line players and coaches to get collectively better in the future, especially for the reserves and recruits they can see this as an opportunity to fill this void. Personally, if I was a member of the OL I would be mad as hell with so much flak about being the catalyst that if was the standout player of the unit I would shake the players around me and grab them by the ears and will them to get better. I think one of the coaches has to tell the leader of the group, Estes, that peer pressure applied to his other team mates would have “the greatest impact”. When Coach Jones alluded as Colt as being like a coach on the field it made our team better, like wise we need someone on the OL to act as a coach on the field,too, in yielding better results.

    Lastly, about last years remnants of potato chips l threw up in the air along with my arms and dreams of the Wariors beating Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, I pray this year that the potato chips find it’s rightful place, my arms remain at my side, and I’m smiling and all my dreams are coming true as I’m watching the Warriors beat Not re Dame.

    Continued Best Holiday Wishes to all.

  41. Kekoa December 22, 2008 9:41 am

    😈 NOTRE DAME is calling us out! 😈

    Using the Rainbow cheer to fan the embers will only bring about a raging fire. One that will burn their okoles!!

    Thanks Joe Moore…NOT!


  42. Tyrannosaur December 22, 2008 10:07 am

    I’m Interested!

  43. C21 December 22, 2008 10:13 am

    I’m Interested!!!

  44. homey December 22, 2008 10:14 am



    Would’ve been better if they said, “Warriors, come out to plaaaay”

    I’m interested, but I can’t go…but if I could go then it would depend who I would be sitting next to. :mrgreen:

  45. homey December 22, 2008 10:16 am

    d1 – Thai Village is not bad. If they only had a buffet!

  46. Kazz December 22, 2008 10:16 am

    ND will come out and will seem more fired up than UH.

    ND has a decent opening drive but Jimmy C succumbs to the pressure of our front seven and throws a pick to end their opening drive.

    UH goes up 14-3 into the half. GA has not been sacked yet.

    Start of the 3rd. ND comes out swinging, but UH defense settles in. GA is sacked twice, but the offense finds a way to score. UH leads ND 21-13 going into the 4th.

    4th quarter is a defensive stalemate with GA taking two more sacks and Jimmy C not doing so well either as he has thrown 3 picks so far in this game. However, all game long UH has not given up a big play to ND, but that doesn’t last long as UH’s lead gets cut down to 21-20 with a failure on ND to get the two point conversion.

    Dying moments ND attempts an on-side kick and UH recovers. Final score 28-20 UH.

  47. homey December 22, 2008 10:18 am

    So much for watching the game, Kazz already spilled the beans.

  48. Kekoa December 22, 2008 10:21 am

    Homes ~ The ticket is for a seat in our Tsaiko ‘cheering’ section! We are 30 strong, but plan to do some recruiting for those around us.

  49. Stretch December 22, 2008 10:24 am

    December 22nd, 2008 at 10:14 am
    I’m interested, but I can’t go…but if I could go then it would depend who I would be sitting next to.

    The seat will be with the other 29 Tsaikos. From what I understand, there is something being planned to try and get the Tsaikos on TV.

  50. homey December 22, 2008 10:27 am

    Kekoa & Stretch – hmmm, sounds like a crime fighting duo…like I said, it would depend on who is sitting next to me, but no matter ’cause I can’t go.

  51. Kazz December 22, 2008 10:31 am


    December 22nd, 2008 at 9:04 am
    Hey ST…Did you go to Hawaii Bowl Banquet last nite? Understand ND was chanting “Rainbows” with a negative tone. Understand Hawaii players were not happy at all…..

    I can see it now… over 60+ boys clad in blue and gold… all lined up on the turf… “sleeping”…

    “Sleeping” – defined as being knocked out due to arrogance. Previously enforced by David Veikune upon a New Mexico State Aggie. That NMSU player went to “sleep” for a few minutes before being carried off the field.

  52. Kelli December 22, 2008 10:34 am

    Good morning! I ran into some UH and Notre Dame players in Waiks last Saturday. Hopefully they’re stimulating the economy. What a shocker and reality check of how much tourism is down. Waikiki looked pretty empty for a Saturday night.

  53. lava December 22, 2008 10:36 am

    I hope the guy or gal in charge of approving credits is on the ball and looking at the JUCO players’ classes. This is late December, and these kids want to enroll in time for January classes. Timing is everything! Attending to these matters is a top priority. If the folks tending to Ching Field could work yesterday (Sunday) on the new turf, which they did, I hope the folks tending to these JUCO recruits are equally committed in completing the approval process.

  54. d1島 December 22, 2008 10:36 am

    Glad you enjoyed it.

    Shhhh….no tell al…he set his DVR for the game.


  55. Loa December 22, 2008 10:36 am

    morning gang!

    Kekoa – i had some ceded land questions, do you have an email addy? if not, sj and myki have mine. thanks

  56. Kekoa December 22, 2008 10:40 am

    Homey ~ We can always ask the owners of Thai village to set one Buffet up just for us. Pick what you think would have general appeal, and see if they can work a reasonal price between $15 ~ $20 bucks.

    El Mariachi is willing to work with us to provide one for $15. They don’t ordinarily have a buffet. Bay View negotiated a great spread for us for $15. We hold the power of the eating public in a down economy. We jez remind ’em what our Tsaiko Tsaying is:

    Feed Them – and They will Come!

  57. d1島 December 22, 2008 10:41 am


    Hmmm… 🙂
    You go school in “Mans”?

  58. Kekoa December 22, 2008 10:46 am

    Howzit Loa!

    Send to kekoa22 at aol dot com. I can either answer your ceded land questions or point you to the right person who can…plus, if I need to put an exclamation mark on da subject, I call BHF2 for clarification written in da Queen’s Pidgen.

  59. homey December 22, 2008 10:47 am

    Kekoa – I might try El Mariachi this weekend. The only thing not going for Thai Village is that they occupy a very small area. Two Tsaikos cannot pass each other going down the aisle.

  60. LizKauai (iPhone) December 22, 2008 10:51 am

    So. Do we have tsum more Tsai-ko cheers to practice at the T-Gate?
    Hawaii 5-0 paddling. Check.
    First down. Check.

    After score band cadence jump dance. Hmm. Notchet. Needs work.

    Willie Grace. Hi Ho!

  61. homey December 22, 2008 10:56 am

    MLiz – Don’t forget spelling W-A-R-R-IORS in the fight song.

  62. Jay December 22, 2008 10:59 am

    1 day I will sit with the Tsaikos.

  63. Jay December 22, 2008 10:59 am

    1 day I will sit with the Tsaikos.

  64. d1島 December 22, 2008 11:05 am


    Is that a reservation for two?

  65. homey December 22, 2008 11:06 am

    Jay – before you sit with them I suggest you tailgate with them first.

  66. Loa December 22, 2008 11:07 am

    Kekoa – sent email


  67. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 22, 2008 11:08 am


    Need a referral re car seat belts. We need to replace one of the seat belts now on our 1988 Toyota and the other one very shortly. I called our regular car repair guy, but he doesn’t do that kind of work. He told me to call the dealership.

    When I checked with Servco, I was quoted $200 – $250 per belt not including labor depending upon the specific size of the car determined by the VIN.

    That’s really a lot of money to spend on a 20-year-old car. I did a web search and found lots of possibilities there, but then there’s the installation issue as well as the shipping costs. Does anyone have any suggestions here for an installer on O`ahu other than the dealership?

    BACK TO SPORTS: Again, don’t forget tomorrow night’s men’s basketball game – definitely payback time for last spring’s Bracketbuster loss.

    Unfortunately, we won’t be able to make today’s women’s game because we have a 4 pm appointment for Saturn with the veterinarian, but we’ll be there tomorrow night with our Santa hats on. .

    With respect to colors at Wednesday’s game – how about black or white if the Irirsh are going to green it up?

    As usual, we’ll be recycling on Wednesday so if you have extra HI-5 cans & bottles, be sure to bring them along.

  68. bstunna2002 December 22, 2008 11:10 am

    I’m interested in what section do the Tsaiko’s sit?

  69. Kazz December 22, 2008 11:11 am


  70. Jay December 22, 2008 11:15 am

    oops sorry about the double post.

    homey – yeah one day I’ll get to learn the secret handshake to get into the cabana. lol. hopefully it will be a day you are there as you are one of many Tsaikos I would like to meet in person.

  71. Kekoa December 22, 2008 11:15 am

    Liz ~ I hope to incorporate some *back-in-da-day-Termite-Palace* cheers.

    Hmmm Pride’s Karaoke get togetta might spark a cheering practice session. Hehehe!

  72. Kazz December 22, 2008 11:33 am


    Since there was no press release, yet, I e-mailed John McNamara about what UH fans are encouraged to wear and he says:

    Fans are encouraged to wear school colors. There is no white out planned.

    Happy Holidays and enjoy the game.


  73. homey December 22, 2008 11:35 am

    Jay – No need secret handshake, all are welcome! Me, koakane, and James start early…koakane with his leaf blower cleaning out the cabana, James with his box of goodies, and me warming up the picnic tables. Then comes myki and sjmacro with more boxes of goodies and their squeegee to make sure all the water is removed from the cabana. Next up is usually Ralph with his mini handtruck loaded with more goodies. Ralph is now our official meat partitioner. Just give him the knife.

  74. jm2375 December 22, 2008 11:40 am

    Don’t let homey anywhere near a knife!!! 😆

  75. homey December 22, 2008 11:42 am

    jm2375 – Not that I want to but I bet I can perform a circumcision procedure better than Tebow.

  76. jm2375 December 22, 2008 11:49 am

    homey – ewwww. tmi.

  77. shoes2 December 22, 2008 11:54 am

    I’m interested!!

  78. Kekoa December 22, 2008 11:54 am

    Liz ~ We need da band to send a drummer and small ensemble to our side to ‘echo’ the jump song!

  79. Kekoa December 22, 2008 11:57 am

    Loa ~ Reply sent.

  80. duffer December 22, 2008 12:28 pm


    See al for an extra ticket……

  81. d1島 December 22, 2008 12:32 pm

    School colors?

    Which school?

  82. Kazz December 22, 2008 12:46 pm


    Da green and da white sir!

  83. Garret December 22, 2008 12:51 pm

    Too bad about Sofele…

    One of the best players in the state has figured out where he will play his college football.

    Isi Sofele, the Cottonwood running back, and the Tribune’s Class 4A MVP, has orally committed to the University of California, according to his high school coach, Cecil Thomas.

    With the commitment, Sofele becomes one of the only Utah players in the class of 2009 to pledge with an out of state school.

    Sofele chose Cal over SMU, Washington State and Hawaii, Thomas said.

  84. oxymoron December 22, 2008 12:58 pm

    I’m NOT air paddling. That’s just stupid, really. If the student section is drunk enough to do it, let them.

  85. oxymoron December 22, 2008 12:58 pm

    I’m NOT air paddling. That’s just stupid, really. If the student section is drunk enough to do it, let them.

  86. BG December 22, 2008 12:59 pm

    shoes2…wait a minute! You interested in Homey’s circumsion procedure?!!!

  87. TOM December 22, 2008 1:05 pm

    So wear either white or black.

    While ND is blue – because Our Lady traditionally was painted with blue cloak – the Irish traditionally was “the wearing of the green” unless you were from Northern Ireland and that would be orange

  88. Loa December 22, 2008 1:06 pm

    thanks Kekoa

  89. homey December 22, 2008 1:11 pm

    oxymoron – Ever been to Wahine volleyball games? Many elderly fans enjoy doing the paddling to Hawaii 5-0…could be they are drunk but I think they are just caught up with all the excitement and just having fun. Plus they get a good cardio workout!

    BG – You would be the second to last person I would have thought to say that. 😯

  90. homey December 22, 2008 1:12 pm

    TOM – Wear your high school colors.

  91. Stretch December 22, 2008 1:13 pm

    December 22nd, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    BG – You would be the second to last person I would have thought to say that.

    sometimes it’s hard to be pure and innocent as me but at least homey’s recognizes that I would never have said something like that.

  92. BG December 22, 2008 1:17 pm

    Aloha to the Tsaiko Ohana!

    Wow! It’s great to be able to read the blog and post during the day. Usually, it’s a battle during lunch and break to get caught up. Had to take a day off because I strained my back yesterday putting up Xmas decorations. Just a manini one but I decided to baby it so as to not aggravate. Hey! It’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!

  93. homey December 22, 2008 1:18 pm

    Whoa, easy your Holiness, put that lightning bolt away, Stretch was only joking.

  94. homey December 22, 2008 1:20 pm

    BG – I would laugh but one time I hurt my back putting my seatbelt on. yeah yeah, bring on those “because you were too short to reach the belt that’s why you strained your back” comments…

  95. homey December 22, 2008 1:22 pm

    I bet some of those Notre Dames players peed in their pants after the Ha’a was pau. Wish I was there to see it!

  96. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 1:24 pm

    Notre Dame is coming to play football. Their players want to save their coach’s okole. I expect them to play reallly really hard!

    But aggression is key. Like today, went to Ching Cooke Field Complex. Took da piccha at centerfield with my favorite Irish Green T shirt. 😀

    Now I gotta figure out how to crop the pikcha and send it to Hustler magazine. 😀 Fo sure da pix going rule up da Irish. 😆

    Jimmy D got a good laugh.

    Hamocon is doing a super job on the field. still got details to go, but da braddah is going full blast!

  97. homey December 22, 2008 1:25 pm

    The Ha’a at the banquet must have been a chicken skin moment. For those not in the know, goose bump or chills moment.

  98. BG December 22, 2008 1:25 pm


    What?!! Surprised? You forget that I’m an ex-senior NCO. Wore a groove around the block and chewed butts for a living…uh, easy on the visual…

  99. Stephen Tsai December 22, 2008 1:26 pm

    They said Keala Watson was going crazy. He had them all stirred up.

  100. chawan_cut December 22, 2008 1:27 pm

    bobby curran was talkin bout the banquet last night. he said it was pretty lively with the irish chanting “Rain-bows” and our WARRIORS going nuts with the ha’a. he said it was good that there were a few rows of cushion tables between the teams.

  101. chawan_cut December 22, 2008 1:29 pm

    2 more days!

  102. homey December 22, 2008 1:29 pm

    ST – I can picture Keala’s face! That buggah reminds me of Randal “Tex” Cobb.

  103. Jon December 22, 2008 1:40 pm

    Why are we always the visiting team at the Hawaii Bowl. Shouldn’t we get to be the home team sometimes?

  104. mano1 December 22, 2008 1:51 pm

    Eh, One Paddle Two Paddle…la la la la la….Hope they pass out Thunder Sticks (green or white) so I have a paddle to paddle with….or going look funny. Go Warriors….Haa is just a warm up….make the little green people give up their pot of gold….follow the rainbow Warriors!

  105. d1島 December 22, 2008 2:00 pm


    Bring your own ti leaf!

  106. TChahng [Aiea] December 22, 2008 2:10 pm

    My internal clock is slowly adjusting and I am now falling asleep at Oh-dark thirty in the morning.

    Aloha Tsai-Kos! Go Warriors!

    See ya’ll on Christmas Eve on the shores of Aiea Bay!

  107. homey December 22, 2008 2:10 pm

    d1 – or use jm987654321’s arm, it looks like a flipper, er I mean paddle.

  108. Jay December 22, 2008 2:13 pm

    hooo…I wish I witnessed that ha’a. I all riled up already!

    btw, someone gave me some battery powered christmas lights…I get to light up my coconuts! cheeeehuuuu!

  109. kama krab December 22, 2008 2:16 pm

    ST: I’m interested

    It looks like the boys are are getting metally pump for the game. Hopefully they bring this type of intensity to the game.

  110. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 2:29 pm


    I’m interested.

    somebody, help explain to me how to crop my face outta a pikcha I like send to Hustler. 😀

    pillow fight pillow fight. 😆

  111. XxFaithxX December 22, 2008 2:33 pm

    The game is going to be nutz…. I guess you can say…”Its on like Donkey Kong”….

    Some one please have a video clip of the banquet Ha’a….THAT would be cherry.

  112. homey December 22, 2008 2:37 pm

    bhf2 – do you have a photo/picture editor?

  113. J-Dog December 22, 2008 2:58 pm

    I would think that the marketing dept at UH would let Warrior fans know which of the 3 colors we should wear. It should at least be coordinated when playing a team like Notre Dame that also holds green as a school color.

    Even though Hawaii fans aren’t as coordinated as some schools on the mainland, I thought the Cincy game with the half green/white looked awesome. Shows what can happen when UH gets the word out.

  114. d1島 December 22, 2008 3:31 pm


    Maybe erryboddy can trade shirts and reverse ’em! 😉

  115. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 3:35 pm


    maybe. is that what it says on the screen, photo/picture editor?

  116. homey December 22, 2008 3:41 pm

    bhf2 – if you have microsoft office picture manager you should be able to edit/crop pictures. If not then I can send you a picture of me that you can send to Hustler.

    First of all, do you have Microsoft Office?

  117. 808flowmaster December 22, 2008 3:41 pm

    Buti groove, of the infamous “Huck the Fuskies” and “Buck Foise” shirts, is selling a “Notre Lame” shirt. I’ll stick to my good luck black “vintage” (the more puka’s get, the more vintage it is) Warriors shirt. I wonder if Notre Dame has asked their fans to wear anything in particular? Do we know what jersey color the Irish and Warriors will be wearing?

  118. Stephen Tsai December 22, 2008 3:42 pm

    The rule is the home team has to sit across from the announcer’s box. Because the sun burns brightly on that side, UH — wink, wink — agreed to be the visitors.

  119. Kelli December 22, 2008 3:42 pm

    d1島: Haha! I guess I’m too lazy to type.

  120. jojo ® December 22, 2008 3:42 pm

    Thanks duffer, I’ll call him.

  121. homey December 22, 2008 3:43 pm

    bhf2 – or you can download free picture editors such as Picasa. Just google the name and you will see.

  122. J-Dog December 22, 2008 3:43 pm

    I wonder who will lead the ha’a next season.

  123. Kazz December 22, 2008 3:46 pm

    KA TOA!!!!!

  124. d1島 December 22, 2008 3:49 pm

    I wonder who will lead the ha’a next season.

    My vote is for Kazz!

    OK…a collective finger cross, please. They are re-boarding the plane now in PDX (after 32 hours of waiting at the airport)
    I would guess that Flt 39 to Kahului is doing the same…

  125. Kazz December 22, 2008 3:51 pm


    December 22nd, 2008 at 3:43 pm
    I wonder who will lead the ha’a next season.

    I nominate Brett Symonds.

    He can be brought out to the field like Tommy Davidson’s character was in Ace Ventura 2. Symonds can be brought out to the field in a backpack-type thing that is attached to Aaron Kia.

  126. Kazz December 22, 2008 3:52 pm

    Seriously speaking tho… the tradition of the ha’a seems to be changed from year to year, but I’d like to see Aaron Kia lead the way in 2009.

  127. Kekoa December 22, 2008 3:53 pm

    808flowmaster ~ I would imagine the Warriors will come out in their dark foreboding Green and make Notre Lame turn Kelly green with envy.

    No matter, Notre Lame going be black ‘n blue aftah da game anywayz!

  128. Kekoa December 22, 2008 4:01 pm

    D-1 ~ Call the evil twins and let them ‘aim’ their Mojo Magic hand signals toward the friendly skies of America.

    Too bad he nevah know was goin’ be big delay. Could have sold Li Hing Mui packets, or crackseed to the other strandees. Then open the rolling cooler full of beverages to quench that thrist.

    Plus, what would you pay for 2 hrs on an air mattress and a bed roll.

  129. wafan December 22, 2008 4:04 pm

    Dang! Power is finally back on. Yahooooo!

    No one has any video of the banquet Ha’a and the Irish Rainbow chant?

    Maybe they were chanting for the pot ‘o gold at the end of the rainbow. Too bad the Warriors will karang their ‘alas!

  130. wafan December 22, 2008 4:06 pm

    d1 . . .

    Did he get off the ground?

    Aside of a huge plate lunch, or Mom’s home cooking, one of the first things #2 will want is a nice hot shower and a bed.

    Hoping for a safe flight!

  131. d1島 December 22, 2008 4:21 pm

    He called about an hour ago to say they’d be boarding soon. I’m hoping that silence is golden and that they are, or will soon be airborne. Checking the HA flight tracker and no change in status yet….

  132. J-Dog December 22, 2008 4:24 pm

    Any word on the ticket sales yet?? I hope the game gets sold out.

  133. wafan December 22, 2008 4:24 pm

    Hmmmm, Kekoa and Stretch.

    Is there a movie like that? Oh, wait. That was Lilo and Stitch.

  134. J-Dog December 22, 2008 4:25 pm

    There no other place…

    …that i’d rather be…

    …then home in the islands…

    …on Christmas Eve…

    …watching the Warriors…

    …kick some BUTT!!

  135. d0ug18 December 22, 2008 4:30 pm

    I’m Interested

  136. oxymoron December 22, 2008 4:38 pm

    notre lame? weak! Buti Groove is trying way, way too hard, imho.

  137. d1島 December 22, 2008 4:39 pm

    He just txt that they are :30 wait time for deicing then outta there! 🙂

  138. d1島 December 22, 2008 4:41 pm


    No lose focus. You worrying about too much periphery stuff; jus’ show up and yell your a$$ off!

  139. oxymoron December 22, 2008 4:47 pm

    forgive me for going off topic a little, but the only thing more lame than “notre lame” is Angel Teves’ version of “Have yourself a merry little Christmas”, which KSSK plays now and again. Now THAT is brutal!

  140. Kazz December 22, 2008 5:16 pm

    RE: Notre Lame Shirt

    Ummm.. I’d rather buy a green “BEAT NOTRE DAME” shirt.

  141. Stephen Tsai December 22, 2008 5:25 pm

    41,700 tickets sold.

  142. djmitcho December 22, 2008 5:25 pm

    Wow, da mall was nutz. Traffic was even mo nutz. So I go to the mall to finish my christmas shopping and I walk into Champs Sports just to “look”. I see they have a big stack of college hoodies on sale. I look at the stack and see 3 different Boise hoodies. I think to myself that sucks. I look on the other side and lo and behold UH hoodies in 3 different colors. So of course, I had to go over my spending budget because I need to buy one for myself. I wanted a green one, but neva have the right size. So I got a black one. It’s a pretty nice hoodie. And it’s warm. I guess I got something new to wear on Christmas eve during the game.

  143. Ralph December 22, 2008 5:29 pm

    a hoodie in hawaii

  144. d1島 December 22, 2008 5:32 pm


    You shoulda said you wanted a hoodie. I coulda got you a nice Linfield one! 😉

  145. d1島 December 22, 2008 5:33 pm

    8300 more tix to go.
    …and 1 to give!

  146. djmitcho December 22, 2008 5:49 pm

    Haha. I wouldn’t get caught dead in a Linfield hoodie, unless I was really really cold and covered in snow.

  147. d1島 December 22, 2008 5:51 pm


    Well, isn’t that the case now?


  148. djmitcho December 22, 2008 5:55 pm

    The crazy thing is, my warmest hoodie is a Florida State one that someone bought me for Christmas 2 years ago

  149. wafan December 22, 2008 6:04 pm

    d1 . . .

    Flight should have left PDX by now. Yaaaaaaay for #2 and the rest of the d1 family!!!

  150. FloridaTed December 22, 2008 6:25 pm

    That lousy cold spell is staying just above Florida. Good boy, stay there !!!!

  151. FloridaTed December 22, 2008 6:26 pm

    Good luck, safe travel and God Speed to all Tsaiko travelers who must fly.

  152. FloridaTed December 22, 2008 6:27 pm

    and everybody else, off course, also.

  153. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 6:30 pm

    ho homey….

    i get help coming ova fo make da pix so i can get on Hustler witout showing my face. da pix is da kine like flowmastah makes wit da words, but da pikcha is da bomb. 😀 i mean, daah bomb!

    simple kine statement.

    pluck me. I’m Irish. 😆 😯

    ho boi, da irish. garans fightin words. 😀

    good fun T shirt.

  154. Bulla December 22, 2008 6:34 pm


    you have mail, please check….

  155. Bulla December 22, 2008 6:35 pm


    hope #2 gets home safe and sound…if he needs a good work out or some tips for d line, have him call the beast…he is rehabbing his ankle, but is available for consultations….haha

  156. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 6:44 pm

    ho Kekoa
    wea yu stay?

    yu going to da luau?

  157. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 6:49 pm

    so all da Irish and all da kanakaz are hanging by da Moana. eatng, making nice nice, all fake befo da big trow down! 👿

    da buggaz all making nice, when you know for shuuah dat da German’s job is on da line. grrrr. 👿

  158. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 6:50 pm

    Go Warriors!

    don’t be a stepping stone!!!!

  159. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 6:50 pm

    don’t be a steppin stone fo da katlicks!

  160. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 6:52 pm

    come on Warriors.

    Stahp akkin nice. 🙁

    Its Christmas!

  161. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 7:21 pm


    trippin into Waikiki.

    see hu is hu. 😀

  162. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 7:31 pm

    be back in a few. 😀

    Go Warriors!

  163. Stephen Tsai December 22, 2008 7:40 pm

    And the winner is … KAMA CRAB.
    OK, call me now at 525-8051.

  164. PIAA DS December 22, 2008 7:43 pm

    Hi guys, I know I’ve been MIA lately, just really busy during recruiting season.

    Kekoa, just wanted to say thanks again for the Office Max card. We put it to great use, things we desperately needed plus purchasing 100’s of DVD-R’s for duplicating video for many of the local kids who could not afford duplicating their DVD for the AFCA conference. Most of these athletes are the D1AA, D2 , D3, NAIA and JC players, whose video will be distributed to colleges who generally do not have the funding to come to Hawaii and recruit. So know that your $$ were well spent and put to good use!

    Thanks again to all the tsaikotic tsaiko’s who helped out this summer with their generous donations.

    Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanza, Happy Haukkah and a safe New Years!


  165. koakane™ December 22, 2008 8:02 pm

    evening to all the tsai-ko kane’s and wahine’s blogging tonight 😀

    bulla put out the emergency alert, bhf2 roaming tourist lands. all mainlanders gotta be warned and aware of his presence. 😯

    couple days befor the beeg beef out at aloha stadium best wishes to da teams but betta luck to the Warriors as the come away with the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. :mrgreen:

    congrats to kcrab spak you at tgate ❓

  166. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 8:24 pm


    from the kids with aspirations of fulfilling their dreams,

    thank you!!

  167. bigHilofan2 December 22, 2008 8:25 pm

    stay waitin fo comrade in arms.

    slow poke. 👿

  168. Kama Krab December 22, 2008 8:32 pm

    Mahalo ST, Stretch, and D1.

    I am looking forward to the game on Christmas Eve. We will be ready for a battle.

    ST I left you a message on your phone with my number.

  169. Stephen Tsai December 22, 2008 8:48 pm

    Yep. I got it.
    I called you, but you were in the shower.
    I didn’t know your real name, so I was asking for, uh, Mr. Krab.

  170. Jason December 22, 2008 8:54 pm


    I’m hoping my bro-in-law and oldest niece might be able to join us on Wednesday. That would be nice. 😀

  171. al December 22, 2008 9:06 pm

    am i blind?
    does juju look like jeje?

  172. SteveM December 22, 2008 9:06 pm

    A few weeks ago there was a question and brief discussion of the Flip MinioHD pocket size video camera. While I do not think it is suitable/capable of shooting sports (which was the question), a more thorough 3rd party operational review is available at:


  173. al December 22, 2008 9:07 pm

    jojo….there was a ticket available but not quite sure anymore.

  174. SteveM December 22, 2008 9:10 pm

    Al — I saw the photo…juju looks like she could be related to jojo… 😐

  175. SteveM December 22, 2008 9:16 pm

    Re: #172

    The model I was referring to last month was the “regular” Flip at approximately $130-150. The Flip MinioHD model reviewed is over $200.

  176. jm2375 December 22, 2008 9:30 pm

    Geez, I just posted on another blog. “Your comment is awaiting moderation”. I wonder how long that’ll take….. 😐

  177. Jason December 22, 2008 9:33 pm

    Stop spamming, jm2375! 😉

  178. al December 22, 2008 9:41 pm

    sm….jkn rite?

  179. koakane™ December 22, 2008 9:50 pm



  180. las vegas December 22, 2008 9:51 pm


    Try it without looking at answers

    1) Pick your Favorite number between 1-9

    2) Multiply by 3 then

    3) Add 3, then again Multiply by 3 (I’ll wait while you get
    the calculator….)

    4) You’ll get a 2 or 3 digit number|.

    5) Add the digits together

    Now look at the next post

  181. las vegas December 22, 2008 9:55 pm

    Now with that number see who your ROLE MODEL
    is from the list below :

    1. SteveM

    2. Frank Fasi

    5. Princess Leah

    6. AL

    7. DPK

    8. S.Tsai

    9. Mr.Las Vegas!

    10. Barack Obama

    I know….I just have that effect on people….

    one day you too can be like me…. 🙂 Believe it!

    Ps. Stop picking different numbers.

  182. SteveM December 22, 2008 10:15 pm

    Yikes! 😯 😥

  183. Lee December 22, 2008 10:19 pm

    Lv- I ended up with 9. Mrs. Las Vegas is my role model…..
    I am flattered.

  184. big mac December 22, 2008 10:45 pm

    I just saw several warriors drinking in Waikiki. Bet all your money on ND. They never learn their lesson from NOLA.

  185. las vegas December 22, 2008 10:58 pm

    If Mrs LV is your role model, you cannot go wrong in life!

  186. Lee December 22, 2008 11:04 pm

    ok LV, I believe u…. 🙄

  187. Stephen Tsai December 22, 2008 11:20 pm

    In review: Kama Krab won the ticket.

  188. Kekoa December 22, 2008 11:34 pm

    Mele Kalikimaka Doris Sullivan!

    More parents are recognizing the work that you do. Thank God there are people like you who dedicate the better part of their life to working to help young people reach for the stars.

    Without your help paving the way thru all of the obstacles in making it to the next level, they would waste time and money for naught.

    Count on my continued support for your association. It’s an honor and a privlidge to help you. It’s amazing to see the results on the field and in the class room.

    Malama Pono,

  189. Kekoa December 22, 2008 11:44 pm

    It’ll be ok big mac, they’ll be fine. It’s just a little piss water, and that’s no biggee!

    The motivation will be the ND lame attempt at humiliating them with the “Rainbow” rant-chant. This is why I personally wish we could bury that word once and for all.

    However, common sense says it will be around forever. It belongs to other sporting teams of the university, therefore we are stuck with it. We have to let the Warriors deal with it as a motivating factor in their world of physical violence. And pound puppies anytime it’s used against us.

    Those who wish to taunt us with it should be made to pay!…and pay dearly!

  190. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 22, 2008 11:50 pm

    More cookies baked… time to go moemoe.

    Hope #2 d1shima son is on the way home.

    Annodah interesting airplane story.

    I woke up late this morning (dreaming of Tsai-ko section cheer practice) to the sound of my phone. I was supposed to pick my boss up a half an hour from that moment… BUT his plane was late.
    They were waiting for the pilot.
    So I got there on time after all.

    Nitey nite and sweet Warrior (cheer) Dreams!

  191. Kekoa (Storm Trooper) December 22, 2008 11:55 pm

    Cheers Liz!

  192. jm2375 December 22, 2008 11:59 pm

    Nitey nite Liz & Kekoa.

  193. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 23, 2008 12:02 am

    On Sunday, January 11, from 5 pm to 7 pm, once again DrDoc and I are in charge of providing fun & fuud at Nu`uanu Congregational Church for the Family Promise Program on the Pali Highway about two blocks after the Wyllie Street overpass.

    Tsai-kos are invited to attend and to take part in the activities – games for children & youth, crafts, and talk story time – as well as stay for dinner.

    NOTE: We’ll be inside this time around – probably in the gymnasium.

    Games & other activities start at 5 pm & dinner will be served at 6 pm. The menu is Portuguese Bean Soup, Kitchen Sink Salad, cornbread, and a dessert yet to be determined.

    If you’re not familiar with it, the Family Promise Program is a boots-on-the-ground homeless services program. A wide range of faith-based organizations across the religious spectrum provide food and shelter for up to 14 adults & children for one week at a time four times a year. Other churches & temples step in to prepare the evening meals.

    The Program provides homeless families with transitional shelter, training & employment services, transportation, childcare, and, over time, helps each family secure safe, affordable long-term housing with security deposits and furniture & household goods if needed.

    Finding affordable housing is a real challenge here in Hawai`i. On the continent, the average Family Promise client is in the program for about six weeks; here in Hawai`i, many families stay in the program for as long as six months.

    Currently,there is one network in Windward O`ahu and another in urban Honolulu. More than 60 faith-based groups are involved here on O`ahu.

    If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to swood at hokudotcom. There is no charge except for a couple of hours of your time.

  194. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 23, 2008 12:02 am

    Hi Kekoa, Hi jm2375!


  195. Kekoa December 23, 2008 12:03 am

    G’nite all. BHF2 included. Behave yourself and go into your Prevent defense…Prevent yourself from getting arrested!

  196. d1島 December 23, 2008 12:13 am

    Got back a little while ago with #2 son! 😀
    34 hours at PDX! 😯
    He says his wasn’t the worst story; another student was at the airport since FRIDAY!
    There was actually more than a dozen of them there. They had a good time actually.
    Ahhh…the resilience of youth!

    Anyway, thanks for all the well wishes!

    Congrats Kama Krab! See you on Wednesday!
    Btw, the real generous one is Stretch….

    Lo-o-o-o-ng day!

  197. al December 23, 2008 12:26 am

    very glad that numero dos finally got home safely.
    ahh. so what will mama be cooking for his first meal back home???

  198. al December 23, 2008 12:30 am

    gee. i was wondering. but, now i am wondering if mr. tsai is about or not?

    so which uniform will the team be wearing since we are the visiting team?
    white jerseys and green pants?

    white jerseys and black pants would look tough. that combo would recruit a player or two by itself.

    and finally, are we done recruiting now? or do we just hold okole until feb 4th? or are we really saving a scholie or two for some bigtime recruit who may just fall our way?

  199. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 23, 2008 12:33 am

    Welcome Home #2 Son!!!

    Nitey nite al!

  200. al December 23, 2008 12:40 am

    hi liz.
    nite liz.

    why is it that when i see your blog name i am constantly reminded of hamura saimin?
    sitting on the counter, slurping my extra large won ton min, two bbq chicken sticks, two bbq meat sticks, and finish with a lilikoi chiffon pie.

    oh my.

  201. al December 23, 2008 12:42 am

    hey, i made #200. did i win tickets????

  202. Lopaka43 December 23, 2008 12:46 am

    Aloha, Tsaiko Ohana!!

    I’ve been catching up on the blog because I’ve been under the weather for the last few days and haven’t been lurking as usual.

    Looking forward to the game against Notre Dame. A real opportunity to make a statement about our program to a national audience.

    It has been interesting reading the comments on some of the other blogs I regularly review. Notre Dame fans are really not supporting their team. The contrast between the ohana feeling surrounding Coach Mack and the Warriors and what the Notre Dame team and coaches are experiencing is amazing.

    With fans like Notre Dame’s, who needs enemies?? To see what I mean, visit the South Bend Tribune Dec. 21 story on Notre Dame’s quarterback and read some of the comments the ND fans are making about their coach and the starting quarterback, Jimmy Clausen

    For example, the first comment says that it is “definitely time for the prima donna egomaniac quarterback to step up. Whether his less than stellar performance is due to Charlie Weis’ play calling or his own inability to read defenses, it is time for the much heralded quarterback to put up or shut up. And while he is at it he needs to be focused and committed and less casual and indifferent. Notre Dame endured a lot of grief recruiting him because most experts thought he was overrated and overhyped…now it is time to prove them wrong and an attitude change certainly wont hurt either”

    Go Warriors!!

  203. Ralph December 23, 2008 1:14 am

    off topic anyone seen the cal state university at los angeles campus, any idea what the community and surrounding area is like?…daughter graduated from UH west oahu on friday and now its time to apply for graduate school……she was born the same year our beloved robert Kekaula started UH in 1987 but she graduated one day before him from college.LOL..

  204. Ralph December 23, 2008 2:18 am

    all quiet before the storm…..one more day before we take on ND and its all quiet in tsaikoland…not even Esme and JM2375 are with us (I’m sure there are lurkers out there)…so much pent up energies ready to explode-just need bighilo to give us the word from Waikiki to hoot and holler..

  205. bighilofan2 December 23, 2008 4:11 am

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    I took your advice 😀 and successfully avoided da sudden rush 😛 by da paparazzi. 😆 and my adoring fans at HPD. 😆

    come join us tonite, gettin to Shinsho Tei @9:10 pm.
    Pride and SteveM prolly sleepin by den. gotta hang back at Keehi Lagoon till da wife comes in at 825p, get her bags and shoot straight to dat mahlowdeus spot.

    Good time fo be tourist in Waikiki. get plenny room.

    hooray fo #2 return.

    blessings to Kristin!

  206. djmitcho December 23, 2008 4:19 am

    Good Morning All. Wow, I haven’t been up this early in awhile.
    Congratulations to Jason and his team the Mathletes on winning the Blog Bowl fantasy football league.
    Email me your address so I can send you your prize!
    djmitcho at yahoo dot com

  207. Jay December 23, 2008 4:38 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    1 more day…

  208. whitey December 23, 2008 5:33 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Good to hear that both teams will be up for the game, so no excuses.

    know the mainland gang is freezing their butts, but tomorrow they get some relief by watching the Warriors beat ND.

  209. Kekoa December 23, 2008 6:31 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko’s!

    Once my BHF2 alarm went off, I couldn’t go back sleep, so may as well stay up, have some coffee, and read da pepa. Checked to see who and who got arrested. Surprisingly, there was no mention of BHF2 being implicated with any assaults, DUI, or Leprechuan abuse.

    Looking forward to hearing my bradda “matriculating his melodius voice” as he claims he is able to do. It could very well sound like that if Pride is on the mic with him.

  210. wafan December 23, 2008 6:38 am

    Good morning all!

  211. Stretch December 23, 2008 6:38 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Congratulations to Mr. Krabs!! I hope you enjoy yourself with the other Tsaikos at the game.

  212. wafan December 23, 2008 6:41 am

    Yay for the d1 family’s successful return to the homeland of number two, too!

    HA! Successful use of each to/two/too in one sentence. Yeah!

  213. wafan December 23, 2008 6:43 am

    Sponge Bob must be real! Mr Krab lives!!!

  214. d1島 December 23, 2008 6:44 am

    Great Morning All!

    Not enuf sleep after a long day of watching flight schedules and PNW weather reports but gotta get back to work this morning.

    It’s the last walk-thru for the Seniors today then one last night together with their brothers. Like Bulla always says, “Make memories.”

    Tomorrow, they get to make some truly life-long memories and go out on a huge high – a “W” over the most storied program in CFB.


  215. Kekoa December 23, 2008 6:46 am

    D-1 ~ Any plans for going to breakfast with nummer Zwo Kinder bis morgen?

    Sizzler’s in Waipahu serves a pretty mean all-you-can-Re-Tsaiko breakfast in case dat boy has 32 of 34 hours of eating to catch-up on. I figger it took him about 2 hours to grind at Zippy’s in Waipio last night. Hehehe…I know he and bradda can consume!

  216. d1島 December 23, 2008 6:49 am


    Thanks again for the suggestions and offers of assistance.
    I guess you guys get a little break today before another storm comes rolling in. 🙁
    I heard a report that they’ll be working thru Xmas to get the backlogged passengers outta SEA-TAC. Hope things clear up before you hit the skies.

  217. d1島 December 23, 2008 6:55 am


    Mrs. d1島 was finishing up a spread that would make “Tell Ma” jealous when we got back so #2 was well-fed last night.
    He’s still crashed and I expect he’ll be that way for awhile still.

    I normally don’t bother with the lei greeting when they come back from school but I figured last night might be a good time to break from “tradition” since I was greeting him after 40 hours of travel!
    The lady at the lei stand asked me if I was looking for something that would last a long time or something that smelled good…I opted for lots of smell good! 😆

  218. d1島 December 23, 2008 6:56 am

    Have a great Christmas Eve-eve erryboddy!


  219. wafan December 23, 2008 7:00 am

    d1 . . .

    No problem. I was worried #2 was stuck at PDX. Nothing worse than being completely alone with a bunch of strangers. At least he was warm!

    The weather will moderate starting today with the high’s getting up to the mid-30’s. Still, though, at night things will freeze solid well below 30. I figured it would be safer to drive up to SEA tomorrow afternoon, stay at a motel, and catch my flight out on Christmas Day. I can take my time driving up on the long and winding ice-rink called I-5.

    Reports from SEA indicate the backlog from the cancelled Alaska and Horizon flights is dwindling. As long as they keep flying I should be okay. Makes for full planes and long lines, though. Hopefully, people will be in a good mood because it is Christmas Day.

    dj leaves SEA on the 30th. The weather should be back to normal by then — I hope! And, the remaining ice and compact snow should be all gone.

  220. bighilofan2 December 23, 2008 7:02 am


    you got mail. 😆 da Hustla view. 😛

  221. wafan December 23, 2008 7:06 am

    One habit that stuck with me from Mom is to always travel with handi-wipes. Good to clean hands and face. And, when stuck at the airport can at least clean up a little bit. So there is no need for a florally odiferous lei to mask any maloderous smells.

    On the other hand, if I were a proud parent I would probably done the same thing.

  222. Kekoa December 23, 2008 7:12 am

    Walk thru for the Warriors today is going to be a time for reflection for all the seniors. For most, it will be the very last time they ever strap on the pads. For the few who will go to the next level, it’ll be their time to prepare themselves to move on to the big show.

    The Warriors will have a huge opportunity to showcase their true talent on a National stage. With the advent of global commuincations, our local members of the Armed Forces around the world will also be tuning in.

    So guys, remember that you are representing the entire State of Hawaii, and the proud Hawaiian Warriors stationed around the globe helping you to Protect Da Hale!

    Give them all good reason to celebrate and be Proud…be…
    “Haa’heo O Hawa’ii!”

    Beat Notre Dame!…Beat Notre Dame!…Beat Notre Dam!


  223. FloridaTed December 23, 2008 7:17 am

    Good morning, Tsaiko-Nation and Tsai-Meister.

    Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful Christmas.

    Getting ready to drive up to Jacksonville to spend Christmas this year with daughter and grandkids.

    All I want for Christmas is a Warrior win. See you when I get back. Try to lurk at my daughters house. Aloha.

    I’m glad that our Tsaiko travelers made it through unscathed sofar, let’s keep it that way.

  224. Kekoa December 23, 2008 7:26 am

    …and that goes for you also Florida Ted. Those interstates can be very testy this time of year!

    Be well my friend and celebrate your time with the youngsters and pass on the family holiday traditions.

    Mele Kalikimaka!


  225. bighilofan2 December 23, 2008 7:32 am

    djmitcho you got mail.

    if you like see da new field wit da Irish in da middle, give me you email. 😆

  226. bighilofan2 December 23, 2008 7:35 am


    i get da pix for Hustler. loaded fo go. now i need to pass dat Irishman around. 😆 I’m tinkin Irish Band of Brothers. 😆 😀 😆
    doze buggas giong be boilin, 😀

  227. bighilofan2 December 23, 2008 7:37 am


    i stay makin my cc list on my email right now. i only get 3 so far, gotta add samoa. learning this stuff fo da 1st time.

    but i would like to send you da Irish XMas message. 😀
    from the Ching Cooke Field Complex centerline logo. 😀

  228. jm2375 December 23, 2008 7:42 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Hope you are all having a great day!

    At work today, tomorrow starts several days of eating. Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas breakfast, Christmas dinner, leftovers… and then New Years Eve…. 🙂

  229. wafan December 23, 2008 7:47 am

    Hi bhf2!

    How can I help?

  230. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER December 23, 2008 7:54 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    bhf2- no mail fo me?

    lizkauai at gmail dot com

    Sorry to miss the karaoke kall tonight… but see you all manana!


  231. jojo ® December 23, 2008 8:01 am

    It’s okay al.

  232. djmitcho December 23, 2008 8:15 am

    Das funny stuff

  233. djmitcho December 23, 2008 8:16 am

    I’d drive over a tanker of de-icer myself if I knew that would get me out of sea-tac.

  234. (Jesse) James December 23, 2008 8:20 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…another great day in Hawaii Nei….

    Have to esme today….yet again.

    Wanted to see if anyone had any tickets for the Hawaii Bowl they want to sell. I think my niece is looking for a couple of tickets. Not sure is she needs more than two but I’ll call her to find out when she gets up…

    If anyone has tickets they want to sell, let me know at jgo8464822@aol.com or you can try me on the blog but I’ll only check that periodically….


  235. Momo December 23, 2008 8:22 am

    It’s Happy birthday for mrs Momo today so wishing her many more of the same so she can keep taking care of me….Will bring a cake to the t gate and we can all sing her happy birthday.

    Went to Maui for a day and boy did it cost me a penny to rent a casr—93 bucks for a day. Lesson learn is that don’t rent during the Holidays.

    Go Bows…

  236. wafan December 23, 2008 8:32 am

    Mrs. Momo . . .

    Happy 39th!!!

    Mr. Momo . . .

    Geez, robbing the cradle?

  237. brew808 December 23, 2008 8:33 am


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    ~~•~~~~•~ Mahalo.for.sharing.your.beautiful.family.with.us! ~•~~~~•~~

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  238. midori7 December 23, 2008 8:34 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Momo!!!!

    Davone Bess is on AM1500 right now.


  239. wafan December 23, 2008 8:34 am

    Out of curiosity.

    What is the price differencial of two r/t airfares + one day car rental versus two r/t Super Ferry with car?

    Just thinking ahead to summer possibilities.

  240. chawan_cut December 23, 2008 8:36 am


    last night’s news. ND’s press conf.
    UH players talkin about the banquet on Sunday.

  241. wafan December 23, 2008 8:36 am



  242. brew808 December 23, 2008 8:38 am


    😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆
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    ~~•~~~~•~ 😯 (((((((((~Happy..Birthday..Mrs..Momo!!!~))))))))) 😯 ~•~~~~•~~

    ~~•~~~~•~~ Mahalo.for.sharing.your.beautiful.family.with.us! ~~•~~~~•~~

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    (…there… much better! 😆 )

  243. brew808 December 23, 2008 8:40 am

    wafan – “differential“??? Watch out or you’ll get Jason all excited! 😀 😯 😆

  244. brew808 December 23, 2008 8:47 am

    Hmmmm…. The lead photo on the “on-line” edition of the HA Sports Section by Andrew Shimabuku shows Momo Jones of Oak Hill Academy! Wow – (our) Momo sure gets around! 😀 😯 😆

  245. wafan December 23, 2008 8:56 am

    c_c . . .

    Thanks for the news updates.

    Brew . . .

    I would rather not know I got Jason excited. Ewwwww.

  246. koakane™ December 23, 2008 8:56 am

    dropping in to say good morning to all the tsai-ko kane’s and wahine’s. 8) how is everyone doing this morning?

    getting closer to the Warriors Leprechaun game and look like a possible sell out. :mrgreen: much excitement about this contest so everyone lets come out to support, show some luv foa da team, coaches, UH and finally yell our arses off.

    if da punahou alum and pres elect is lurking welcome back. 😆 come enjoy a great game tomorrow. open invitation to join our tgate if can.

  247. Mad Dog December 23, 2008 8:58 am

    ST on 1420 now. Talking about Robert Kekaula’s graduation.

  248. jm2375 December 23, 2008 8:59 am

    Happy Birthday Garret’s Mom!!

    wafan – check da websites for prices. Neva know what it’s gonna be like during da summer. I think the longer the trip, the more it favors using the ferry. SuperFerry much less hassle but takes longer. Comfort of using your own car, can take more stuff, Ferry more comfy than plane.

  249. Kekoa December 23, 2008 9:03 am

    Dear Santa ~

    Please pass my email addy on to BHF2: kekoa22at/aol/dot/com

    If you do dis fo me, den he can send me plenny pitchas of da green small guys who like make trouble wit us guys!

    I like see dem try! Us guys kona geef ’em a left ‘n a right, and pau, dey all goin’ down like Frazier!

  250. Kekoa December 23, 2008 9:14 am

    Aloha Momo ~
    Hauoli La Hanau to the Mrs! You 2 are the best!

    Does it seem like it’s been a year since I came by your house to pick up my Sugar Bowl Tickets? Shortly after that we were in the Supah Dome cheering for our Warriors.

    Like birhdays, time marches on for all events. Have a great celebration of your special day and I will see you at the t-gate! Mmmm cake!

  251. addahknowjoe December 23, 2008 9:30 am

    Congratulations to lurkers and longtime diehard Warrior fans, Dean & Laura as they celebrate their 19th Anniversary today.

    Have a wonderful dinner tonight!

  252. Go Warriors! December 23, 2008 9:33 am

    Good morning, Tsaikos!

    Long time lurker…first time posting…

    Does anyone know if there is a white out for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl? My friend’s son told her there is a white out…not sure where he got his info from.

    Thank you! Have a very Merry Christmas, everyone and…


  253. MeiLing December 23, 2008 9:36 am

    Happy birthday, Mrs. Momo!!! More celebration tomorrow!


  254. d1島 December 23, 2008 9:39 am

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Momo!

    Welcome Go Warriors!
    Not sure about the white out. I think it was Kazz who posted that he heard from one of the Assoc AD’s that the de rigueur is “school colors”

  255. BG December 23, 2008 10:11 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Ohana!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mrs Momo (the chicken hekka lady)!!!

  256. BG December 23, 2008 10:14 am

    Wot! A national TV audience and UH not taking advantage of putting on the ritz? Big fumble by UH marketing on this game! Should be blackout since that’s what the Warriors will do to ND.

  257. Kekoa December 23, 2008 10:15 am

    Howzit ‘Go Warriors!’ Going be fun for you to answer to that blog handle. Every time someone says ‘Go Warriors’ you going flinch!

    Regarding your fashion ensemble for the Hawaii Bowl. Take everything Kazz sez with a grain of Hawaiian salt. Kazz tends to get very excited about his Warriors.

    So Go Warriors if he sed “wear white” – jez take green kalah crayon in case you gotta change ‘um.

    Go Warriors

  258. BG December 23, 2008 10:17 am

    Hiya Go Warriors! Great to see you here. A Happy Holidays to you and your family, too!

  259. FlyinHawn December 23, 2008 1:34 pm

    Anybody got video of the Ha’a at the banquet???

  260. mano1 December 24, 2008 6:28 am

    FlyinHawan- Short segment of what your looking for can be found on HSF, 2008 Lcal News ESPN Hawaii Bowl Preview video by Chawan_cut 2008 Local News 12-21-3 more days around the 4:51 mark I believe. Thank Chawan_cut…the guy is a guru with IT.

  261. Hannibal December 29, 2008 1:03 pm

    Notre Dame did their homework because they did the same thing Cincinnati did to win their game by blitzing a quarterback who doesn’t know when a blitz is coming. If two defensive players are blitzing that means two recievers are open and all they have to do is run a short route or pattern since they are both open. The coach also should give a harsher punishment for players who do “dumb penalties” especially when the penalty kills a drive. You don’t see these kinds penalties on BCS teams which means they are more disciplined and afraid of their coach to do such penalties. There’s a big difference between respect and afraid of their coach. Just a suggestion for next year.

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