Pass/fail test

If there’s one thing students find more inconvenient than a fee implementation is protesting one.

Leaders of UH-Manoa student groups promise to protest when the Board of Regents meet tomorrow to discuss the activity fee, most of which will go to the athletic department. But what sort of turnout will there be from a student body of which 1,200 voted for  its ASUH president?

If, say, there are 1,000 protesters in the air-conditioned Stan Sheriff Center, that would send a significant message. A couple of dozen? Not so much.

It’s their money. It’s their call.

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Football is a favorite target in the debate. The Warriors have had  a collective sub-.500 record the past  two seasons (13-14). The head coach is the highest-paid state employee ($1.1 million annually) and is approaching the anniversary of making insensitive comments that were circulated nationally.

But football won’t be impacted by the student-fee debate. Through gate receipts, donations and television revenue, the football program pays for itself. If UH had to cut a program to make ends meet, it won’t be football.

True, there are other needs on campus besides the athletic department’s bottom line. They need to addressed, but those bills, too, will likely be passed on to students in some form (tuition increase, another student fee).

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Former UH baseball player/coach Nolan Ramirez attended this morning’s unsupervised workouts. Here he  is with strength coach Tommy Heffernan (left):


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Trainer Brian Wong also made an appearance:


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Safety Mana Silva insists these blue strips help circulation:


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As shown, the 11-on-11 drills are well organized:


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And are well-attended …


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Slotback Greg Salas has bulked up; he now weighs between 208 and 212 (depending on the time of day). But Heffernan said Salas has maintained his quickness.


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One of the good guys — UH assistant media relations director Ryan Reggiani — has accepted a marketing job at Fresno State. His last day is Friday. After that, Nick Rolovich will have to find another body double.


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Happy birthday to Allie Tsai.


  1. Da Punchbowl Kid July 14, 2010 6:47 am


  2. chawan_cut July 14, 2010 6:47 am


  3. Da Punchbowl Kid July 14, 2010 6:47 am

    Happy Birthday Allie!

  4. haka July 14, 2010 6:49 am

    Go Wahine!
    Go Warriors!
    Beat the…
    I’ll leave that to DPK

  5. chopsueyboy July 14, 2010 6:51 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!
    Top Ten!

  6. chopsueyboy July 14, 2010 6:53 am

    Top Five, even better.

  7. chawan_cut July 14, 2010 6:58 am

    isn’t it summer? how many students are actually on campus? and how many of them actually care about the fee?
    out of those 1200 that actually voted for asuh, which were most likely friends of the candidates, how much actually will show up for this effort?
    wonder if jett jasper won what he’d think about the fee?

    also gotta wonder how that fireworks hearing will go today as well? total ban? i don’t think its gonna happen. they made the ban too broad. how you gonna cut out all the “novelty” items at all the stores. if the backers for the stores have any influence, they’ll pressure the votes. thats big bucks! and aerials are already illegal. you’re just affecting the majority of the public that party legally.

  8. chawan_cut July 14, 2010 6:58 am

    oh, and happy birthday!

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid July 14, 2010 7:00 am

    haka –

    Please, join in! The more the merrier! 😉

    BEAT USC!!!

  10. Maverick July 14, 2010 7:03 am

    Morning gang-
    I’m with U DPK,
    Warriors gonna de-pants ‘dem Tommy the Trojans on 9/2

  11. d1島 July 14, 2010 7:04 am

    I think it would be very meaningful for all Na Wahine to show up at the SSC for the BOR meeting tomorrow.

  12. Warrior Mama July 14, 2010 7:06 am

    Top “10”, is a good place to be… Good morning all from sunny California. Looking forward to this season. Money and budget worse have a habit of dematerializing with a winning team. Good Luck to the boys!

  13. Warrior Mama July 14, 2010 7:06 am

    shoot, someone beat me to it!

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid July 14, 2010 7:08 am

    Thanks Maverick!

    From now until kick off, beating USC is job 1!

  15. Warrior Mama July 14, 2010 7:08 am

    opps, meant woes. Better go back to bed…

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid July 14, 2010 7:12 am

    Welcome to the blog Warrior Mama!

    I officially transfer my number one post to you! Great to have you have you here!

  17. chopsueyboy July 14, 2010 7:14 am

    Happy birthday Allie Tsai.

  18. chopsueyboy July 14, 2010 7:15 am


    BEAT USC!!!
    Keep Traveler in quarantine.
    They won’t be scoring, so he’s not needed for the game,

  19. haka July 14, 2010 7:18 am

    Go Warriors!
    Beat USC!
    Burn Rubber!

  20. whitey July 14, 2010 7:22 am

    Happy Birthday Allie. Have a great day and enjoy!!!!!

  21. chopsueyboy July 14, 2010 7:25 am

    off subject informal poll.

    Do you have a credit card that gives you airline miles?
    Does it influence where you do your shopping or dining?


  22. BG July 14, 2010 7:32 am

    Hey! Happy Birthday to the Wonder Girl (Allie) and belated wishes to Shauna and the Golden Hearted Myki!!!!

    Another super day showing up in our hawaiian paradise! Don’t waste…go forth and enjoy!

    Continued prayers for Kea and Hawaiianbod.

  23. Bigislandkurt July 14, 2010 7:47 am

    They should get some notable WArrior alumz to be the face of athletics. Recent alums too, ones that current students can still relate to.

    I think ST brings up a very important point. Sure, this Athletic fee has galvanized certain segments of the student body. While they are getting all fired up about this athletic fee, they fail to look at all the other fees and charges to cover things that seemingly don’t apply to them. Fees is a part of college life. Hate it all you want, but it is what it is.

    I hope HInshaw pulls the executive card and implements the fee. Yes, she will take some flack from some student leaders and faculty….and news writers like Reardon. But give it a couple of weeks and it will be dust in the wind.


  24. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 7:50 am


    I use Discover… I’d rather have my 2 cents back per dollar than the mileage. I use it on everything and clear the balance each month. We’ve accumulated about $600 in end-of-year refund, for this year so far. Would be more, but not every place takes Discover… like UH.. grrrr…

  25. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 7:52 am

    We need recreation directors, P.E. teachers… doctors, nurses.. other professionals and business owners who played college sports anywhere to be there.

  26. NYUH July 14, 2010 7:55 am

    This review of the defense is interesting. Two big omissions in the linebacker corps – Corey Parades, who came on with some big plays last year and Jake Heun, who needs a home somewhere.

  27. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Hawaii Warriors Buzz, Petals & Beans. Petals & Beans said: RT @dirjournal Hawaii News – […]

  28. NYUH July 14, 2010 8:04 am

    Surprised at how quiet the campus was last week so when I met Victor Kobayashi at the EWC Reunion, who used to be the dean of the summer session, I congratulated him on way he made Manoa a fun place during the summer months. We’ll see if the students come out for the fee vote.

  29. al July 14, 2010 8:05 am

    happy birthday allie

  30. tommui July 14, 2010 8:06 am

    chopsueyboy: Yep – used a mileage card for the longest while but never was able to get either a seat or upgrade until this year – business class to Asia and will be able to do so in March of 2011.

    But prefer to use Discover Card for the rebate. I understand the latest seems to be getting a card that gives points – so that you could use it for whatever as opposed to a “loyalty” card that you you could use only on one airline such as a United Card or AmEx, Hawaiian card etc.

    Of course you can do some transfers of mileage on some of the airline cards who have “Alliances” but it still has limitations. American Air mileage can’t be used on Silver Alliance, for example.

  31. Warrior Mama July 14, 2010 8:08 am

    Thanks “Kid”! Gotta get my ALOHA fix for the day.

  32. d1島 July 14, 2010 8:10 am

    Happy Birthday Allie Tsai!

  33. d1島 July 14, 2010 8:12 am


    Have been influenced at times to use c/c instead of debit card for miles…esp. on larger (over $100) purchases. Also, 2x, 3x miles merchant specials are of influence occasionally.

  34. djmitcho July 14, 2010 8:17 am

    Good Morning All! Happy Birthday to Allie!

  35. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 14, 2010 8:18 am

    Good morning all.

    Happy Birthday!

  36. Stretch July 14, 2010 8:22 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday Allie!!

  37. (Jesse) James July 14, 2010 8:38 am

    Top 40…woo hoo…

    Good Morning Tsaikos…

    Happy B-Day Miss Allie….

  38. jm2375 July 14, 2010 8:43 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Birthday Allie!

    I have a airline mileage card that I use as my third choice, so I don’t lose miles. I’m in danger of losing Hawaiian miles (again) because I don’t fly enough and since United and Safeway have ended their program, the only way I can get miles on United to actually fly on United or use one of their partners. My travel choices are made predominantly on price.

    First 2 choices for credit cards are cash-back cards – Amex, which doubles as my Costco card, and Discover.

  39. Hawaiianbod July 14, 2010 8:47 am

    Happy Birthday Allie! 🙂

    Just wanted to stop by and bid ‘Aloha’ before i head out the door on my way to the airport. Thanks to everyone for their prayers for my son, Kea. He is still in a coma, but is slowly improving. Continued prayers would be kindly appreciated.

    Don’t really know when i’ll return from Portland. It’s all in God’s Hands.

    Wish me luck.

    I love u guys!


  40. SteveM July 14, 2010 8:47 am

    Good morning everyone!


  41. d1島 July 14, 2010 8:53 am


    Safe travels and Aloha to you and your Ohana.

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid July 14, 2010 8:56 am


    Our prayers and Aloha are with you. May the Lord bless your son with healing in Jesus’ name.

  43. (Jesse) James July 14, 2010 9:04 am

    Hawaiian Bod….you and your ohana are in our continued prayers….God bless and safe journey

  44. papajoe2 July 14, 2010 9:09 am

    Hawaiian Blood, what DPK said #42 a thousand times more.

  45. Carlton Bright July 14, 2010 9:12 am

    Introduced to the friends you want to read a good blog.

  46. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 9:37 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hauoli Lahanau, Allie!

    Hawaiianbod and Ohana… (((hugs))) love and prayers!


  47. Aaron July 14, 2010 9:47 am

    thank you for posting actual numbers and not just percentages. ASUH is a joke. no one votes for them and no one knows who the heck is on ASUH.

  48. Ralph July 14, 2010 9:50 am

    Happy Birthday Allie!

  49. Slugger July 14, 2010 9:55 am

    Good morning!

    Happy birthday, Allie!

    Prayers and healing energy sent for your son, you and your ‘ohana, hawaiianbod. Safe travels. (((HUGS)))

  50. A-House July 14, 2010 10:28 am

    Happy Birfday, Allie Tsai!!!

  51. chopsueyboy July 14, 2010 10:37 am


    Take care, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

  52. d1島 July 14, 2010 10:40 am

    Know anyone who turns 40 on Aug. 3rd?

    3 nt stay free at the Ala Moana Hotel.

    Also, $40/nt stays in August!

    Thanks K. Mark Takai for the heads-up on FB….

  53. haka July 14, 2010 10:44 am

    UH website
    Coolen da Gang blog

    “Breakfast, more tickets, and ESPY preparations”: Day Two, July 14, 2010
    This is the big day. It began with a breakfast in the pool area, hosted by Hannah Storm. We ate with Jenna, her father, Kelly and her sister. The event was sponsored by Kelloggs and more gifts (tshirts, water bottles, and cereal) were handed out. We ran into Lindsey Vonn on the way down and saw Coach George Carl and Mike Wilbon (ESPN PTI) at breakfast. Every ride in the elevator is a who’s who of Olympic and Pro athletes. We also picked up our tickets to tonight’s event and Kelly, Jenna, and myself will be sitting together –we all have “camera seats” whatever that means. Back to the room for some rest, while my wife heads down to “hair and makeup” or as they call it here “the glam rooms”. More to come after the ESPY’s and again, thanks to all who voted, now we wait and see.

  54. haka July 14, 2010 10:50 am

    ESPYs 3 p.m. ESPN 22/222

    “…camera seats”

    Coolen da Gang!

    Cheeeee huuuuuuu!
    SoftBows represent da 808!

  55. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:03 am

    d1, #53

    A couple of years ago, I considered booking a room at the Ala Moana Hotel. Decided not to when the clerk would not guarantee a king size bed. Apparently, the hotel has only a few king size beds.

    We ended up at the Hawaiian Village and had a great weekend.

  56. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 11:04 am

    Next month we celebrate our Statehood Day.
    We celebrate our 50th State…
    We salute our late Congress men and women..
    AND if we still support the dreams and fundamentals of equal opportunity regardless of race and sex as championed by people like Patsy Mink…
    We should also support the “Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act”
    Otherwise known as Title IX..
    To do that, we need to support the Athletic Fee…and more.

    The war against injustice isn’t always on the battle field.

  57. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:06 am

    It must be extremely challenging for tall BB players like Shaq or Pau (7 footers) to sleep on hotel beds. I know it bothers hubby when his feet extend beyond the bed.

  58. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2010 11:14 am

    I don’t have a position on the fee.
    All I know is that people just don’t get involved, even if it impacts them.
    I taught a few classes at KCC. Not once did I have 100 percent turnout … for a final exam.

  59. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:17 am

    Was it ST who wrote a story about how UH football players have to share hotel rooms, two to a room. Some of the players complained that their roommates snored and they couldn’t sleep. LOL.

    One of the pre-game hazards, eh?

    I wonder if pro-athletes have to share hotel rooms, also.

  60. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:19 am


    doesn’t admin always have the last word, despite opposition? I am sure the BOR will agree to the athletic fee. No worry.

  61. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 11:19 am


    Which is why teaching in Japan was a joy. They paid their tuition.. They showed up.. and they paid attention.. even if they didn’t understand a word I was saying.. 😉

  62. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:22 am


    Teaching for me was difficult. I hated using my voice all day.

  63. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2010 11:26 am

    No, I didn’t write about football players sharing rooms.
    I wrote about how volleyball players shared, three to a room.
    The thing about snoring was when I had to share a room with Ferd. Talk about a buzzard.

  64. Derek July 14, 2010 11:29 am

    Let me say first that I am “FOR” the athletic fee. I went to UH, my wife went to UH. My 3 kids went to UH. Let me tell you, the University of Hawaii is one of the true bargains for a resident of the State of Hawaii. Out of State here compared to elsewhere is just as good or better at UH. Students have been bitching about all costs since the end of time. So what’s new? Athletics brings together the entire university, and the entire State of Hawaii. Whether people like atheltics or not is not the issue. It is the “entire” university, and State experience that instills “pride” in these entities. A lot of people don’t care about UH football, but when the UH football team goes undefeated and plays in the Sugar Bowl, the entire university are stoked w/ pride. The entire State of Hawaii has so much pride. We can say this is “OUR” university. Fortunately, the university is not a democracy in the sense that there is no vote by the students. At every other university across the country, the college President or other important adminitrator that makes the decision they tell the students this is what the cost are to come to this school. Period. There is no discusion. If students don’t like it, they can find and go to another school. At every quarter, semester, or year the student can be a so called “free agent”. But, like I said, at just about every place else on the mainland there are athletic fees too. In fact, UH is far behind the times. The athletic fee should have been instituted many years ago. I do know one thing, a successful
    athletic program can help drive in new student enrollment. This have proven at many other colleges. Know why? It’s pride in the school and to be associated with a successful program. As a university, the school should attempt to excel in all areas, including athletics.
    As one who contributed to Na Koa and Koa Anuenue I believe in the student athletes who make their commitment to the university. When the wahine softball team go for the college world series, we watch, we cheer, we live and die as if “WE” the State are a part of it. That to me, is what this is about.

  65. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:30 am


    hmmm. I assume you mean it was Ferd who snored and not you. Wonder if he has sleep apnea…

  66. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:35 am


    Great words, but when I applied to Columbia, it wasn’t known for its sports program. Yet, it was a great school.

  67. papajoe2 July 14, 2010 11:37 am

    #65 yea, what Derek said.

  68. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:38 am

    Actually, why doesn’t admin simply increase the tuition by $50 and forgo an athletic fee? It might be more palatable.

  69. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 11:39 am


    I only started snoring about 6 years ago.. I think the VOG is finally getting to me. Hate the snoring… I snore and then I wake up because of the noise. On a bad night i can wake up half-a-dozen times.


    ESL sounds like a lot of talking, but actually I believe it’s better to have the students do most of the talking. They only have a few minutes in a day to practice English and can rent a video is they want to hear English from a native speaker. So, I designed most of the school’s curriculum based on student participation. I did the same for the Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo when I put together the ESL program for their 257 pre-opening staff. Lots of fun.. I probably had more fun jumping on seats and tables, miming and pulling every teaching trick I could conceive of than my students had learning. Teaching in Japan was something to be proud of.

  70. A-House July 14, 2010 11:42 am

    Read Prof Milner’s comments with interest, but still trying to fiure out who did the survey that “three fourths” of UH sutdents oppose the athletic fee. Who did the survey and where can it be seen?

    Interesting because only 1,200 students voted for AUSH president out of 20,000 students at UH-Manoa. This in itself tells you something!!!

    Prof Milner’s article did not mention that each and every time UH profs get a raise, tuition is increased to cover part of this cost. How can he then justify speaking out against the $50 “athletic fee” and keep silent about tuition increases to cover his pay raise?

  71. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:42 am


    sounds like you have sleep apnea, which is a serious condition. Better check with your doctor.

    The ESL curriculum at Thammasat Univ in Thailand forced me to speak a sentence and then the class would repeat after me.


  72. A-House July 14, 2010 11:46 am


    with all due respect to you and d1, “ivy league” schools are in a totally different world when it comes to football. However, lacrosse and rowing and etc. are very important to the conference. This is known as the “gentleman’s” or “richman’s” sport. Do they have polo too?

  73. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:48 am


    I was a student at Columbia during the early 1970s, so I don’t know anything about the sports program.

  74. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 11:50 am

    I never read the sports section til long after I’d married hubby. Never went to the stadium or arena, either.

    But, look at me, now. THERE’S HOPE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME!!!

  75. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2010 11:54 am

    1,200 voted for the winner, who got 53 percent. So I’m thinking it’s like 2,300 of 20,000 voted.

  76. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 14, 2010 12:06 pm

    Never new you went to school in South America. Was drug trafficking a problem back then? LOL

  77. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 12:07 pm


    When the air is clear.. I sleep like a log…

    What I like about the athletic fee is that with the proper tweaking and monetary adjustment in future years, it is a fee that guarantees the Athletic Department X number of dollars. It will be harder to massage and manipulate by upper campus ultimately giving the Athletic Department greater autonomy in planning for the future.

    With most school budgets, you use it or lose it come next term… a set fee, however, may ultimately allow the Athletic Department to set aside a rainy day fund once it’s debt to upper campus is paid…or a repayment plan is hammered out that can be extended over a long. long, interest free term. (BTW… I believe it was Dobelle that raided the Athletic Department’s Rainy Day fund years ago. )

  78. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 12:09 pm


    It wasn’t considered a problem back then… back then it was called um… ermm… ah.. “Agriculture…”

  79. chawan_cut July 14, 2010 12:15 pm

    unfortunately, most UH students are apathetic when it comes to uh sports. even more so for ASUH. i never voted once. i still don’t know what they do.
    do they actually have numbers for their opposition vote? you could interview 4 people and get 3 negative responses and you could say 3/4ths don’t want it. i’m not even sure how many students they could actually get to get an opinion on this fee. probably waaay less than those that actually voted for asuh.
    when i went to UH, the SEA/SSC arena just opened. my friends and i were like, lets get student season basketball tickets. first time for us, first time for the arena ticket people. come sale day, we get there early in the morning just in case. NOBODY there. just us. waited around for awhile with nobody else showing up. finally a few others showed up when the ticket office opened. they actually led us into the arena to select our seats. they led us to behind the basket and every seat from the first row to the concourse and even one section in the upper area had a piece of paper on it with the seat number. you just went down and pulled the paper off and took it back to the ticket office. they obviously expected a much higher turnout. all year long, we were one of the few groups of student fans that showed up for games. that was also the first and last year they put the papers on the seats.
    i’m all in favor for the fee. our student athletes deserve better student (and non) turnouts than what they’ve gotten all these years. sure its nice to get your diploma but you’re just depriving yourself of a full college experience.
    UH is also hurting their future fanbase. if you get them hooked on whatever sport while going to school, the more likely that they’ll have more of an affinity to support them once you’re gone. if you never go to a game, the school just becomes the place you got your degree. once you’re gone, you’re gone. why would you ever go back? this would help a lot more with donations and their Alumni association which most of us are also apathetic about.

  80. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 12:16 pm

    11% voter turn out… kind of reflects our State election’s turn out, too. I hope we do better with the Census.

  81. Shoko July 14, 2010 12:18 pm

    Howzit Gang!
    Good luck to Coach Coolen!

    I think the student body and the ASUH president, in the back of their minds, believe the fee implementation is no big deal. As others have said, it roughly equates to 50 cents a day. Besides, it’s their job to contest any type of fee increase. They probably know they’re lucky with such a small fee increase. If I had anything to do with it, I would make it 100 bucks per semester or eight dollars per credit.

    On another note, I often wondered what sports program would be cancelled if it did come to that. When Nevada cut their ski program there wasn’t much of an outcry among students. Does Hawaii have a ski team to cut? What? Can ski on Mauna Kea, right? 🙂

  82. Shoko July 14, 2010 12:24 pm

    Came across the Coacheshotseat website displaying all FBS head coach salaries. Every wondered where Coach Mack and Coach JJ stacks up against other coaches? Well, here’s a breakdown of WAC coaches and their salaries which includes their contracts. Click on my name to take you to the page if curious about other FBS coaching salaries.

    1. Chris Peterson, Boise State, $1,500,000
    2. Pat Hill, Fresno State, $1,250,000
    3. Greg McMackin, Hawaii, $1,150,000
    4. Sonny Dykes, La. Tech, $500,000
    5. Mike MacIntyre, San Jose State, $430,000
    6. Chris Ault, Nevada, $400,000
    7. DeWayne Walker, New Mexico State, $400,000
    8. Gary Anderson, Utah State, $400,000
    9. Robb Akey, Idaho, $310,000

  83. Curt July 14, 2010 12:37 pm

    Here’s a write up regarding how Colt and the other Redskins 2008 draft picks are at a pivotal point this season:

    6th Round, 186th Overall
    Last year, Colt Brennan was expected to challenge for a backup role, but his season was derailed by hip and hamstring injuries. He was eventually placed on injured reserve.

    Brennan spent the 2010 offseason rehabbing the injuries and working out. He said he spent two months “basically reshaping and rebuilding my body.”

    Will the hard work pay off? Brennan’s goal this preseason is to unseat Rex Grossman as Donovan McNabb’s primary backup. He also must fend off second-year QB Richard Bartel to be the third quarterback.

  84. OTTO July 14, 2010 12:42 pm

    “74 – Columbia Univ is in NYC so no polo. I think the only Ivy that has polo is Cornell. I think Cornell has polo, only because they have an Agriculture College and a Vet School so they have facilities for the livestock.

  85. Curt July 14, 2010 12:42 pm

    Here’s a write up regarding the Redskins’ backup QB situation:

    Question: Are the Redskins set at quarterback, or is there a chance the team adds another backup? Veteran quarterback Jeff Garcia is available in free agency and he has played well in the West Coast offense.

    — Glenn P.

    Gary: Donovan McNabb is the starter, and for now Rex Grossman is the primary backup. Colt Brennan’s goal in preseason is to unseat Grossman, but he is also competing with Richard Bartel to be the third quarterback. Coaches will wait to see how each of the QBs perform in preseason before finalizing the backups. Kyle Shanahan is high on Grossman, by the way. “It’s good to have him here,” Kyle Shanahan said. “One, because he deserves to be here, he’s very talented. Two, because he was with me for a year [in Houston] and he already knows what I’m asking him to do.” As for Garcia, he could be a short-term option if Grossman struggles, but keep in mind that he is 40 years old and hasn’t played regularly since 2008.

  86. A-House July 14, 2010 1:10 pm

    Can some one define for me what a “commuter” school is? I dormed across the street from UH. Does that make me a commuter cause I don’t live on campus?

    Does that mean that a “non-commuter” school has nearly all or ALL their students living on capmus? If yes, they must have a lot of high rise buildings to house all those thousands of students.

    Children: Dad, Mom what was college life like?

    Parents: We went to school, studied hard, got good grades, graduated in the top 1% of our clas.

    Children: What else?

    Parents: Why, nothing.

    Children: You guys must have been very boring!!

  87. haka July 14, 2010 1:19 pm

    Nice pics up of Coolen da Gang

  88. d1島 July 14, 2010 1:27 pm

    What do I have to do with Ivy League schools? 😕

  89. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 14, 2010 1:40 pm

    d1 – Maybe A-House thinks you play polo??? Poor horse…

  90. d1島 July 14, 2010 1:43 pm


    I don’t even own the shirt!

  91. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 14, 2010 1:46 pm

    I’ve never owned one too…and the cologne.

  92. Manoa July 14, 2010 1:52 pm

    I have taught at UH and I still lecture on ocassion.

    I think you need to understand that there are many, many neglected areas at the manoa campus that are more central to the academic mission of the university than athletics– which are supposed to be self supporting or paid for by football (like many of the other academic programs which require professors to obtain $millions in grants to hire graduate students, buy equipment, hire instructors, build buildings, and teach).

    The lack of courses, lack of material and equipment, neglected maintenance of the campus– entire buildings closed due to maintenance issues, underpaid or unpaid graduate assistants, you would understand why students and faculty are not happy about imposing a fee to pay for something that– even most of us posters– would agree should be of lower priority than other aspects of the University.

  93. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 1:57 pm


    Do you know if Gartley Hall (psych dept) will ever be rebuilt??? I would like to donate some money to that project, if there is any.

  94. losthawaiian July 14, 2010 2:00 pm

    Chad Owens and Toronto are playing right now on espn3, webcast.

  95. 99club July 14, 2010 2:02 pm

    Happy birthday Allie!

    RE: Greg Salas’s weight depending on the time of day. 212 down to 208 after a cup of coffee is impressive! Somebody call a plumber, for real!

  96. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2010 2:03 pm

    I agree there are other areas in dire need.
    But whether the fee passes or not, those other needs will not be addressed.

  97. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 2:12 pm

    I too agree that there are other areas in desperate need, but then they should lobby for their own fees and not try to knock down the Athletic one… dissing one is not only self-defeating it brings nothing to the table. Get the Athletics fee and I would think that you suddenly have $50 more per students that can be channeled towards those other more desperate needs. Got to get past the trees.

  98. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 2:18 pm

    When I read and hear stories about the deplorable conditions on the Manoa campus, I an simply amazed that UHM is still accredited.

    How is that possible???

  99. (Jesse) James July 14, 2010 2:47 pm

    Manoa….I agree in essence with your statement that conditions at UHM’s upper campus are horrible…it was horrible when I went to UHM and that was 20 years ago. And things still haven’t changed.

    As ST said, the athletic fee, whether passed or not, will not help the needs of upper campus. When I went to UH, we paid an athletic fee…not sure what happened to that…But I remember that being on my bill.

    I also remember a new building on campus that had shoddy workmanship (i.e. lab benches without sinks but with faucets in place) and the maintenance of all of the facilities was deplorable.

    That is why we need to spend hundreds of millions on a first class West Oahu Campus since UHM is already in such great shape. In my opinion, they really should pump that money into improving UHM, the flagship campus of the system, before building a new campus out in West Oahu. Yes, the land deal necessitated West Oahu’s building now…but still. How will they maintain two major campuses on Oahu when they can’t even maintain one….???

    And like others have said, student gripe about paying a $50 fee but are more than willing to spend that money on a video game for their Xbox or Nintendo, a minimal amount of apps on their ipod or ipad, beer, etc.

  100. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 2:49 pm

    Video feed from the ESPYS.


  101. ╦╤─ homey ︻╦╤─ July 14, 2010 2:51 pm

    gigi – almost every campus has something that is deplorable. They still are accredited.

  102. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 3:04 pm

    If this athletic fee had been proposed during the glorious 2007 football season, I truly believe the majority of students would have been in favor of it.

    I guess morale has sunk now…

  103. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 3:07 pm

    I wish my name was Bill Gates. I would donate billions to UHM if I could.

    Do you think the Ching Foundation will come through with more money?

  104. Stretch July 14, 2010 3:09 pm

    If the BOR pass the athletic fee, I will donate a matching $50 to the UH Foundation – Tsaiko Athletic Fund every semester.

  105. MichiganWarrior July 14, 2010 3:10 pm

    Happy birthday, Allie!

    #81… A sad, but oh so consistently true story!

    What’s the use of having unionized maintenance for UH, and not get the job done because we’re paying too much for the work crew with nothing left for supplies?

    I think, overall, it’s hard to market sports to our student body when these underlying problems foster an “I don’t care” attitude that “seems” to come from the top.

    Remember after the Sugar Bowl?… When there were official visits from Senators who had no idea of the deplorable conditions our student athletes had to put up with?… Followed by article after article of people pledging support and promising to find or uncover funding for repair and upkeep of both upper and lower campus?

    What ever happened to that magical COUPLE of weeks???

  106. Stephen Tsai July 14, 2010 3:11 pm

    I think the fee you paid was converted to a student fee that largely benefits the Campus Center.

  107. MichiganWarrior July 14, 2010 3:12 pm

    Perception is everything… even with the facts saying otherwise.

  108. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 3:13 pm

    Stretch, good idea!

  109. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 3:17 pm

    Will this be the year that gigi attends a T-Gate and game at Aloha Stadium????


  110. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 3:20 pm


    I’ll probably attend a Tgate, but my physical handicap prevents me from attending a game at the stadium. Alas!

  111. (Jesse) James July 14, 2010 3:21 pm

    ST…Didn’t know that….Aiyaaahhh…..LOL

  112. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 3:21 pm

    BTW, does the stadium have an elevator for attendees?

  113. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 3:24 pm

    Is everybody ready for USC??? Go, Warriors!!!

    David is a pessimist, though. He said that although some Trojans left the program, USC still has good players.

    I think our guys will prove him wrong!

  114. (Jesse) James July 14, 2010 3:25 pm

    One question I have is that of the thousands of individuals who have graduated from UH, many of them have become prominent persons locally, who have done well for themselves. Others are doing more than decent in life. Yet, it always seems like UH is struggling to get alumnae to donate. Why is that? I mean, if you had 100,000 graduates willing to donate $50 each, that would amount to $5 million dollars going to UH annually.

    I mean, I donate what I can…..which is a decent amount. I also donate to my high school. But it seems that in Hawaii no one has a connection to UH and are more in connection with their high school….

  115. Kazz July 14, 2010 3:30 pm

    Watching the ESPYs and getting impatient.

  116. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 3:30 pm


    Excellent points!!!

    I think it is because the UH Foundation does not mail or phone us alumni.

    I attended a wonderful all-day reunion at UH last year, and am more than willing to donate to UHM. I think a lot of attendees of the reunion feel the same way.

    But, why doesnt UHM contact us? I don’t know who the check should be made out to or the address to mail the check to.

  117. Slugger July 14, 2010 3:31 pm


    There is an elevator at Aloha Stadium. You need a note from your Doctor, I think. SteveM could probably give you more specifics.

    Any sightings at the ESPYs of da girls or Mr. Cool?

  118. Kazz July 14, 2010 3:32 pm

    Shaun White is a guy? 😯

  119. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 3:37 pm

    Shaun White=Carrot Top with x-game skills.

  120. Kazz July 14, 2010 3:40 pm

    No sightings of Coach Coolen or da Wahine.

    Lots of sightings of people expressing what they think of Seth Meyers’ stand-up bit to open the show though! 😆

    Although I did enjoy his shots at Tiger Woods. 😆

  121. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 3:41 pm

    gigi- good points.
    My boss gets regular contact from his alumni assoc- and a list of classmates to contact for donations. Personal touches!

  122. Kazz July 14, 2010 3:41 pm

    Now that is what you call awkward silence.

  123. Don Weir July 14, 2010 3:42 pm

    Send me an e-mail or call (I’m in the UH Foundation directory). I will help get you into the stadium and to a good seat if at all feasible.

    I graduated from UH-Manoa via a BOR scholarship. It was an athletic scholarship so I paid no fees. I continued on to San Diego State and USC where I paid both tuition and fees and did not complain or protest. I had friends that were in the arts, debate, dance, music, theatre and athletics that benfitted by the fees. Besides the opure acadmics there is a side to college that allows you to find a means of expression. Dance, sing, play music, or compete in athletics is a part of a well rounded college or university.

    I am in favor of the fees. I see many former athletes of UH returning to the community either working for UHAD, UHF, UH, or volunteering for programs. They also endow scholarships and make planned giving requests to rreturn back to the University.

  124. Pride. July 14, 2010 3:48 pm

    Happy Birthday Allie.

  125. Pride. July 14, 2010 3:50 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday to Shauna and Myki.

  126. MichiganWarrior July 14, 2010 3:50 pm

    Talking about alumni support, forward thinking, and all that good stuff, here’s something that just popped up here:
    Michigan sets capacity at 109,901
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan made a lot of changes to the Big House, erecting luxury boxes and club seats in towering structures that loom along both sidelines as part of a $226 million renovation.

    It also increased the seating capacity to 109,901 for this season — up about 2,000 — to reclaim the distinction from Penn State of having the largest football stadium in the country.

    Athletic director Dave Brandon is already envisioning the iconic venue getting even bigger.

    “We’re already looking at future expansion,” he said Wednesday after the media and public got a chance to tour the new-look stadium.

    Brandon said the project — which started a day after the 2007 season ended — is on budget and on time. He said revenue generated by suites and club seats has already covered costs.

    “It’s already a financial win,” he said.

  127. MichiganWarrior July 14, 2010 3:54 pm

    I think lots of us believe that we need to build up student support and participation in the whole college experience. That can only help us in the long run. We’ve just got so many NEEDS all tugging at the same checkbook. Wish we could get repairs and stuff done by students in Trades classes, similar to those discussed earlier about communications students possibly running a UH station, etc.
    And the dream continues…

  128. Pride. July 14, 2010 3:54 pm

    Great to hear that Shawn Ching will be in the booth with big Jim. Shawn Ching is a great local success story. Miss him as a news anchor, but I’m sure he’s also happy with his knew job. Trained hard for three years to do it

  129. Ronnie July 14, 2010 3:55 pm

    Happy Birthday Allie.


    Happy Belated Birthday to Shauna and Myki.

  130. Pride. July 14, 2010 3:58 pm

    Much love and aloha to Hawaiian Bod and his son Kea.

  131. chopsueyboy July 14, 2010 3:58 pm


    I used to snore really loud and had the talent to fall asleep anytime anywhere.

    Took a sleep test at Queens and discovered I woke up 80 times an hour,
    even though I thought I slept through the night.
    They determined I had sleep apnea (just like Dr. Gigi had mentioned for you)
    and now still sleep through the night, but with a mask that blows air through my nose.
    That cured the snoring (if I wear the mask, it comes back again if I don’t) and
    flowergirl can sleep better without all the noise I used to make.

    Still have the talent to sleep anywhere at anytime, but I don’t carry the machine around,
    so the snoring continues if I take a nap in the car.

  132. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:00 pm



  133. Slugger July 14, 2010 4:00 pm

    Here we go!

  134. BigIslandkurt July 14, 2010 4:03 pm

    A House: For all intents and purposes, you were in fact a “commuter” student.

    A commuter school is a term largely derived from the number of students who live on campus. For example, if your school as 20,000 students, and only 2,000 live on campus, then you are pretty much a commuter school. I think this is the case for UH-Manoa.

    When you look at large residential campuses, they typically have more than half of their student body living in some kind of campus housing — be it traditional residence halls, apartments, Fraternity/sorority houses, graduate student housing, etc.


  135. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:03 pm




  136. kokane™ July 14, 2010 4:04 pm

    nothern Iowa picked as upset of the college plays of 10 year

  137. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:04 pm



  138. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:04 pm


  139. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:04 pm


  140. Slugger July 14, 2010 4:05 pm

    The Northern Iowa BB coach is thanking all of the alum… What sports does? Puts Hawaii on national TV…

  141. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:05 pm

    I guess Alabama softball fans are also Northern Iowa fans.

  142. kokane™ July 14, 2010 4:05 pm

    congrats again to the wahines for their incredible year


  143. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 4:05 pm

    #125, Don Weir,

    Do you mean Gigi? Your post addressed Gig.

  144. bb July 14, 2010 4:06 pm

    We was robbed.

  145. kokane™ July 14, 2010 4:06 pm

    come on now kazz let it out let us know how you really feel bwhaaaaaa

  146. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 4:07 pm

    Michigan Warrior…

    You know that old saying.. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” don’t ya?

    Well in UH Manoa’s case there’s always been a whole lack of will…


    until some bazillionaire or two puts it into his or her ‘will’, there’ll probably be no other ‘way’.

    Wonder how bad or good a shape UH Hilo is in?

  147. Last Call July 14, 2010 4:07 pm

    You have to vote folks and not just once or twice..

  148. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 4:10 pm

    chopsueyboy, in India I went to a cool yoga class that taught us this posture to help with snoring and a whole lot of other things:

    Sit on a mat or soft place in a cross-legged position with back straight. Press your thumb against your nose to close one nostril and inhale deeply. (Your hand is open.) Now use the forefinger of the same hand and close the opposite nostril and exhale slowly and completely. Inhale deeply through that same nostril, and close it with your thumb again. Exhale through the opposite nostril.
    Continue inhaling and exhaling and then switching nostrils for 2-3 minutes at a time.

    I was amazed at how shallowly I normally breathe and mainly through only one nostril!

  149. (Jesse) James July 14, 2010 4:10 pm

    Kazz….calm down big guy…

  150. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:10 pm

    I voted 9 times with the help of several PCs and friends.

    Little did I know all I had to do was to do something to my browser or cookies or something like that to use one PC.

  151. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 4:11 pm

    Kazz- I take it the Wahine did not win?

  152. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:12 pm

    I better change the channel now before I had to buy a new TV. I don’t Best Buy will accept me returning a TV with a remote smashed into the screen.

  153. (Jesse) James July 14, 2010 4:13 pm

    Kazz….Ditto #147….MWAhAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  154. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:14 pm

    OH!!! “Locked Up Abroad” is on now!!!!!

    EVERYONE TUNE TO CH 1347. It’s more entertaining.

  155. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 4:14 pm

    What, Kazz? More entertaining than this blog???

  156. papajoe2 July 14, 2010 4:15 pm

    csb, my wife accused me of snoring loudly and even stop breathing for a while. One night I proved her wrong by staying up to listen if I snored. Not a sound.

  157. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 4:16 pm

    Kazz- you can post on Cover it Live:

  158. Kazz July 14, 2010 4:17 pm


    You can blog and watch stories of British tourists smuggling drugs in 3rd world countries and getting locked up in horrible prison systems at the same time!!!!

    There is NOTHING on ESPN right now that captures my interest.

  159. papajoe2 July 14, 2010 4:19 pm

    I voted for the wahine but apparently not enough times. Sorry ladies. You deserve it. Great win, great year. Made memories, made memories, made memories. (Bulla)

  160. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 4:21 pm

    Never mind. Looks like they are not adding live posts very much… just tweets from themselves.

  161. LizKauai m/ July 14, 2010 4:21 pm

    Kazz- Deadliest Catch is my show.
    RIP Captain Phil.

  162. papajoe2 July 14, 2010 4:25 pm

    Kelly looked very good all made up, but who was that girl next to her. Not Jenn eh? Had black hair. Kelly’s sister? Not even 1 second, but I got it.

  163. Last Call July 14, 2010 4:29 pm

    The espys never got the proper coverage from our worthless local media including this newspaper. Can’t tell you how many I’ve talked to who knew nothing about it.

  164. Last Call July 14, 2010 4:32 pm

    Oh well at least they got to have the espy experience.

  165. MichiganWarrior July 14, 2010 4:37 pm

    #148.. MIH…

    I hope we hit this lottery sometime soon!

    Na Wahine were robbed. Basketball upsets are a dime a dozen. This was the first time ever that a #16 seed knocked off a #1 seed… in dramatic fashion… and on their home turf too!

    Liz… I love Deadliest Catch. Dirty Jobs is another one. I also used to love The Colony. Good shows. All time favorite… Checkers and Pogo in a tie with The Banana Splits! Nah!

  166. Slugger July 14, 2010 4:39 pm

    More people watch basketball than softball… but this nomination has increased the exposure of women’s softball, as well as putting UH Wahine softball on national TV in prime time. GO WAHINE!

    OK, I hate vuvuzelas… love Wil Ferrell. 🙂

  167. losthawaiian July 14, 2010 4:47 pm

    Toronto 27 Calgary 24

    Chad Owens stats: Receiving 3 catches for 40 yards
    Punt returns 6 for 31yards
    Kick returns 7 for 129 yards

    Calgary defense/special teams played containment on him all game but he still broke free for a couple of good runs. His last catch was for a two point conversion after the go ahead touchdown with a couple minutes remaining to put his team up by 3.

  168. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 5:04 pm

    Wow.. another 200 yard game for Chad… outstanding!

  169. whitey July 14, 2010 5:11 pm

    Whether Tsaikos know it or not, there is a direct connection between Northern Iowa and UH. It is in the form of one Stan Sheriff. SS is the genius who transformed Iowa Teachers College sports into University of Northern Iowa. He spearheaded the building of one of the first indoor football stadium in college, then brough his magic to UH. So we losing to Northern Iowa for the ESPY may not thrill a lot of Tsaikos, but when I think about it, I can see SS smiling cause his two schools were at the top of the list at the ESPY

  170. whitey July 14, 2010 5:15 pm

    Can you imagine a bb game between UH and Northern Iowa in the future at SSC and what will they be playing for??? The Stanley Cup of course!!!!

  171. GRM July 14, 2010 5:21 pm

    #168. Yes – A No. 16 seed knocking off a No.1 seed on their home field is a MAJOR upset. Basketball upsets happen all the time. Regardless – Na Wahine – you make us PROUD!!

    Gigi, Love Deadliest Catch – also Whale Wars.

  172. Don Weir July 14, 2010 5:47 pm

    Gig was meant for you. House guests arrived and I tried to type too fast.
    Get in touch.

  173. ai-eee-soos July 14, 2010 6:17 pm


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  174. Slugger July 14, 2010 6:23 pm


    #173 – Good one! You should send that info to Coach Gib for a future schedule.

  175. bb July 14, 2010 6:38 pm

    so there is masoli debate now?

    what the heck. bring em in….

  176. wilderstreet July 14, 2010 6:44 pm

    Let the board of regents know how you feel about the student fee. Get your emails in soon. The meeting is tomorrow.

  177. A-House July 14, 2010 7:00 pm

    I have a recommendation that the ASUH leadership would go bananas on.

    Since UH-Manoa has one of the lowest tuition in the nation, assess each UH-Manoa student $500-$1,000 each semester to fund all the maintenance shortfalls in upper campus with a stipulation that NONE of the $$$ raised goes to the cost of faculty. Lets see if my calculations are true – 20,000 students x $500 = $10,000,000/ semester. That’s a good start!!! Renovating upper campus surely would bring much pride to all students who don’t care for sports. Tuition cost will still be way less than any college or university of like kind and quality.

    What say you, ASUH President?

    Community college students would be assessed a lower fee – maybe $100-$300/ semester to take care of their needs.

  178. madeinhawaii July 14, 2010 7:07 pm


    Students that participate in any one of the University’s NCAA sports should be exempt from this fee – scholarship or non-scholarship athletes. After all, what interest do they have with the going ons on upper campus, eh? 😉

  179. tommui July 14, 2010 7:12 pm

    PapaJoe “snoring loudly and even stop breathing for a while” is usually a positive sign of sleep apnea – check it out.

  180. gigi-hawaii July 14, 2010 7:19 pm

    If you are so inclined, please make out and send your donation check to:

    University of Hawaii Foundation
    Bachman Hall
    2444 Dole Street
    Honolulu, HI 96822

    Or call 956-8849 for more information.

  181. Slugger July 14, 2010 8:06 pm

    L &L show, news to me: Coach Dennis McKnight is engaged to Coach Camryn James.

  182. freelance cad jobs July 14, 2010 8:14 pm

    I’m behind you right through this. You have a legal entitlement to your opinion, and you should never let anybody tell you anything else. Keep it up!

  183. A-House July 14, 2010 8:19 pm

    Yep, Slugger, Jim D may have to look for a new Track coach soon unless Dennis leaves SMU and comes “home”.

    His green shirt looked a size to small with all “da muscles, Russell”. Still got that burning fire inside him.

  184. A-House July 14, 2010 8:22 pm

    MIH, your #180 – now, there is a thought that would “burn up” the hair of the ASUH Pres – ha!

    But, I must say that all student athletes also enjoy the benefits of having a nice campus and buildings, etc. so they would also have to pay the “fee”.

  185. SteveM July 14, 2010 8:33 pm

    Hi from Seattle.
    …time to eat….

  186. Edra Ochiai July 14, 2010 8:38 pm

    I absolutely agree. That is precisely how I see it. Thanks!

  187. papajoe2 July 14, 2010 8:41 pm

    #181 tommui, I was just trying to put a little laughter into everyone’s day. Yes, I have minor sleep apnea and do have a mask.

  188. OZ July 14, 2010 8:42 pm


    Unfortunately your idea would relieve the State of some of it’s obligation to properly fund higher education.

  189. papajoe2 July 14, 2010 8:45 pm

    I forgot. Good luck to Ryan your future endeavers

  190. Taio Cruz July 14, 2010 8:56 pm

    enjoyed this blog!

  191. al July 14, 2010 9:05 pm

    to masoli or not to masoli…that’s some question.

    we dropped the ball during masoli’s courtship. how is it that the coaching staf were not aware that he was a qualifier out of hs and therefore eligible after one year at ccsf. by the time they found out it was nearly the end of recruiting. instead of offering him a scholie anyway they gambled and offered a grayshirt or walkon position. oregon recongnizing his talent picked him up as soon as they heard the good news.

    maybe, the coaches have some remorse because they did kind of promise a scholie after he went to ccsf.

    at this point, how much could he absorb of the uh run n shoot in so little time??? okay, so he would probably be a non scholie guy if he comes aboard. perhaps, they would reopen the play book that they had designed for inoke (and never used it).

    make him a back up rb? wildcat? special teams guy? no doubt masoli is a gifted athlete.

    also, his kid brother who some say will be twice as good as jeremiah may find his way at kalaepohaku and uh could be first in line for his future services.


  192. al July 14, 2010 9:21 pm

    and the there was this awhile back…

  193. al July 14, 2010 9:22 pm

    yup, i have been a long time star gazer dating back to when elvis came to sing at the old termite palace.

  194. al July 14, 2010 9:22 pm


  195. al July 14, 2010 9:23 pm


  196. al July 14, 2010 9:23 pm

    and you thought rod serling’s show was make believe.

  197. whitey July 14, 2010 9:29 pm

    by the way al, hope the mango was ok

  198. Shoko July 14, 2010 9:37 pm

    Interesting links, Al. I use to work up in Tonopah, Nevada and remember seeing freaky flyers late a night. Usually, the sighting involved very fast moving objects that would change directions in mid-flight. And when I say change directions, I mean 90 degree changes.

  199. papajoe2 July 14, 2010 9:38 pm

    al, I hate to break the news to you and burst your bubble but, that was Superman.

  200. oldie July 14, 2010 9:47 pm

    There’s an excellent documentary on baseball’s early days (1950s) in New York on PBS being broadcast right now.

  201. al July 14, 2010 9:49 pm

    whitey…we have a new nickname for you.
    gonna call you “mango seed” from now on.

    it was some good. i think someone stole the batch, cuz, it is gone already.

  202. al July 14, 2010 9:49 pm

    shoko…i’ve seen em too.

  203. al July 14, 2010 9:50 pm

    yah, pj and he wasn’t with lois lane either.

  204. tommui July 14, 2010 9:52 pm

    OLDIE – if the baseball is the Ken Burns one, he has done a whole bunch of documentaries – Civil War, National Parks etc.

  205. tommui July 14, 2010 9:56 pm

    PapaJoe: Yep, I also have sleep apnea and have worn the mask for at least four years. In the last trip I made, we forgot about it and it was in the Singapore security for one month before I got it back!

  206. Kazz July 14, 2010 10:01 pm

    Looking forward to the Board of Regents meeting tomorrow.

    Personally I am mostly interested in the status updates of facility upgrades.

    The “protest” supposedly “PLANNED” by ASUH is purely side entertainment for me. C’mon!!!

    I’m 27 years old and the meeting is at 9am. I KNOW THERE IS NO “9 AM” IN THE VOCABULARY OF A COLLEGE STUDENT!!!!!!!!!!! 😆

  207. Slugger July 14, 2010 10:02 pm

    Thanks, oldie!

    One of my college buddies tends bar at an exclusive golf course in the Bay Area. He gets to listen to Willie Mays’ stories. What a treat.

  208. oldie July 14, 2010 10:03 pm

    Hi Tom!

    I don’t see the credits for the program so don’t know who did it. It’s just called “Baseball”.

  209. al July 14, 2010 10:04 pm

    tom…you just blew a golden opportunity for a great disguise.

    batman or robin…which masked man would you have been?

  210. oldie July 14, 2010 10:11 pm

    Hi Slugger!

    I’m really enjoying this program. Bobby Thompson, Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, Polo Grounds, Ebbitts Field. . .

    Any oldie would appreciate the memories.

  211. Slugger July 14, 2010 10:16 pm

    I am enjoying the program, too. I grew up watching Islanders baseball.

    Some of the stories my bud gets to hear from Willie are so interesting & cool. He’s still golfing.

  212. Garret July 14, 2010 10:17 pm

    Mrs. A-House,

    Momo cannot answer your hydroponics question right now because he’s in Vegas. My Mom is having her class reunion (Lapahoehoe High Class of 1954) and they are enjoying their time in Vegas…especially Momo since he’s been on an amazing gambling run over his past 3 trips. Momo will be back on Friday, but I don’t know if he will be able to catch up with the past blogs so you might want to just e-mail him your question.

    I just got back from Vegas and it was nice to bring my family to Mom’s class reunion again. My kids really miss their grandparents…

  213. Garret July 14, 2010 10:23 pm

    Remember that 6’7″, 299-pound offensive tackle that is an NCAA qualifier but was rejected very recently by SMU’s admissions committee? Texas Tech wants to get him now and he might end up there, since he’s saying things like “I don’t have any family there (in Texas) but I’ve made some great connections with people down there and Lubbock’s not that far from Dallas.”

    Apparently Texas A&M, UCLA, BSU, and La Tech have already shown they are interested in adding him to their 2010 recruiting class…but one published report says that Tennessee has already beaten them out and he’ll be signing with them. None of the articles I read mentioned that UH had shown interest, so maybe UH was just out of scholarships.

  214. BG July 14, 2010 10:50 pm

    al #193

    According to the “official” response from the coaches??? they knew that Masoli was eligible after his first year, but as a courtesy to the ccsf coach they didn’t try to recruit him because they thought he was staying for his second year. THAT was their mistake.

    For the record, NO, I wouldn’t offer him a schollie if I had the ability. In comparison to past players like, Pisa, Colt, Bess, et al, it’s not one misconduct. It’s been a consistent pattern of demonstrating an inability to show good judgment for himself and his team. Pisa did have a childhood of trouble, but his saving grace was his mom. Betty and I had the wonderful opportunity to be associated with Ruta Aunese and, as June said, to meet Ruta was to know that Pisa was going to turn out OK. She has a faith that will not be denied. In Masoli’s case, he’s more a poster child for demonstrating how a talented athlete may not necessarily make a team better.

  215. Slugger July 14, 2010 11:25 pm

    I agree w/ BG. No, on Masoli.

    Good night all!

  216. LizKauai (iPad) July 15, 2010 12:11 am

    Take some catsup, pass the Masoli.

  217. ai-eee-soos July 15, 2010 12:32 am

    As I posted before, NO to masoli.

    Not a good fit for our O; not a good fit for our University, period

    I think he best fits in Rich Rodriquez’s O.

  218. LizKauai (iPad) July 15, 2010 12:53 am

    Safe and fun trip, SteveM!
    Nitey nite and Tsweet dreams!

  219. al July 15, 2010 1:06 am

    bg…however, didn’t the ccsf coach say he was coming out. we could have grabbed him since jm’s first choice had been uh all along. anyway, that’s my lil birdie report on this guy. oh well, water under the bridge.

    if he enrolled at uh, i’d still let him walkon. sometimes the third or fourth chance in life is the one. just as He never gives up on us, we should never give up on another.

  220. whitey July 15, 2010 5:59 am

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  221. LizKauai (iPad) July 15, 2010 6:08 am

    Aloha Kakhiaka!

  222. haka July 15, 2010 6:16 am

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  223. d1島 July 15, 2010 6:22 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice reminder about the dedication and determination of the walk-ons in this morning’s article.


  224. d1島 July 15, 2010 6:23 am

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


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