Pilares expected to start at slotback

Greg McMackin said that Kealoha Pilares is expected to start at slotback in Saturday’s road game against New Mexico State. McMackin said Pilares had a good practice today. Pilares moved from running back during spring training, and was the backup slotback in the opener against Florida. After that, he moved to running back. Although he sometimes practiced at slotback, he was used almost exclusively as a running back in games. He missed the past two games because of  a sprained foot. McMackin said Daniel Libre, David Farmer and Leon Wright-Jackson will rotate at running back.

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Happy anniversary to Sweety and DPK.


  1. koakane™ November 5, 2008 8:47 am


    morning all tsaiko warriors

  2. Jon November 5, 2008 8:48 am

    Pilares has really been the only effective RB this season. Libre had a couple of good runs last week but couldn’t make the catch on the goal line leading to a turnover.

    LWJ is on pace to be one of the biggest busts in UH history. My feeling is that Pilares needs the ball in his hands as much as possible.

  3. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2008 8:52 am

    It’s no secret, now, that there are running plays for the slotbacks.
    But methinks there won’t be as many running plays in the near future, and certainly not three in a row. Ever.

  4. Da Punchbowl Kid November 5, 2008 8:56 am


  5. 808Chef November 5, 2008 8:57 am

    It’s too bad we haven’t seen as much of LWJ as we would like. I mean has he not gotten a grasp of the system in almost 2 years at UH? Hopefully he can turn thing around and prove he can play.

    What? Top 5? What? Birthday and then Anniversary? NICE! Congrats! Lucky Sweety ah? Gift for Birthday AND Anniversary? Way to plan!

  6. koakane™ November 5, 2008 8:57 am

    tgate reminder for Satudays game

    UH – New Mexico TV-Gates
    Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 11:00 AM game
    Doors open at 10:30
    Bay View Golf Park Restaurant
    45-285 Kaneohe Bay Drive
    Honolulu, HI 96826

    Pupu buffet order conisist of:

    Chicken Wings
    Chicken Katsu
    Grilled Pork Chops
    Fried Saimin

    Cost for partaking in this feast is $15.00 per person which includes tax and gratuity. Diana (mrs ceded lands) will be collecting the money at the door. So if you planning to attend please email kekoa, me or simply let us know thru the WB blog. We need to know if we have to increase the order by friday. Presently we placed a minimum count of 30. RSVP Kekoa/Koakane.

    Prizes and golf driving contest.
    Karaoke after the game
    See steveM web site for Koakane’s photos of Bay View and directions

  7. LizKauai [Believer] November 5, 2008 8:59 am

    Magnificent 7?

  8. LizKauai [Believer] November 5, 2008 9:00 am

    Happy Happy, Sweety and DPK!!!


  9. takoboy November 5, 2008 9:02 am

    browsing the web last nite for flights to seattle, it’s pretty reasonable. does wazzu or maybe someone at manoa know when plans will be final for qwest field or dat soapbox in pullman

  10. Rob25 November 5, 2008 9:04 am

    Did I make top ten?

  11. koakane™ November 5, 2008 9:05 am

    fully agree with jon on keeping Pilares at rb. he runs north south, hits the point of attack quickly and runs hard. he, Farmer and Libre should fit the bill.

    Stephen what about using LWJ at slot and can he catch? he can runs sideline to sideline plays very well 😯 .

  12. Rob25 November 5, 2008 9:06 am

    Happy Anniversary DPK and Sweetie!

    Many many more!

  13. SteveM November 5, 2008 9:07 am

    Pilares at slot opens exciting possibilities.

    Happy Anniversary to Sweety and Da Punchbowl Kid!

  14. Rob25 November 5, 2008 9:14 am

    koakane™ –

    I will be there on Saturday. Too bad I can’t golf worth a darn! If there is karaoke, I sure hope that Pride is coming. It’s been a while since I heard “One In A Million” and “Me and Mrs. Jones” 😯

    Thanks Kekoa for making all the arrangements!

    WD/DD – WD, you need to make sure that you take care of yourself and DD you need to rest up so that you can rejoin us. Good to hear that you are in good spirits because that can be such a big factor in your recovery!

  15. Garret November 5, 2008 9:14 am

    Happy Anniversary DPK and Sweetie!

  16. Garret November 5, 2008 9:18 am

    I hope that the “tweak” reported in today’s paper was not serious for Pilares. Since the “tweak” was from yesterday and Mac says that Pilares had a good practice today, that is a good sign for Pilares’ health!

    If Pilares is healthy, I’d rather see him at RB more since I figure that his health won’t allow him to play the entire game anyway and I’d rather he get the ball as much as possible. I would think that Bain at SB and Pilares at RB is better than Pilares (with little experience) at SB and Libre/LWJ at RB. However, the coaches know best. The fans haven’t seen Pilares getting the ball much at slotback while seeing him do so much at RB, but we also don’t see what is going on in practice in El Paso.

  17. Garret November 5, 2008 9:22 am

    Larry Price will talk about Hawaii and statehood.

    Dr. Larry Price, one half of the voice of Hawai‘i’s most recognized radio duo that has been on the morning airwaves for a quarter century, is the next Hawai‘i resident to share his perspectives on statehood as part of the 50 Voices of Statehood television and radio series.

    Throughout Hawai‘i’s history of statehood, Price has made an impact in the state on several fronts. He was an athlete, starting as a water boy at Roosevelt High School before going on to play in three Hula Bowls as well as returning to coach the game, becoming a free agent with the Los Angeles Rams, and serving as the University of Hawai‘i’s (UH) first Division I football coach.

  18. UHfan808 November 5, 2008 9:23 am

    Hi Tsaikos & Tsaikettes, Lurkers & Lurkettes!

    Wow I’ve missed so much being away from the blog. Just checking in to say “Hi!”

    Hi everybody! Hope all is well in Tsaikoland.
    Please put me down for Saturday, I plan to be there too.

  19. cheepono November 5, 2008 9:23 am

    has the staff considered putting lwj at a different position?
    it’s become quite obvious with the lack of run blocking from the oline coupled with lwj’s hesitation and stutter-stepping he will not be successful at rb.

    i remember him being rated the #2 safety in the west coast out of high school…
    i feel we are thinner at that position than rb right now and he could help the team at that position.

    heck… try him at special teams or something! i agree with jon that he’s on pace to becoming one of the biggest busts in UH history.

  20. Garret November 5, 2008 9:24 am

    Washington State’s coach is turning to business textbooks to try to turn their season around. Somehow I don’t think the business books will be much help when they come to Aloha Stadium in a few games and UH has a Hawaii Bowl bid on the line.

    Washington State University football coach Paul Wulff is turning to business books instead of playbooks in his effort to reverse the worst season in team history.

    After the 58-0 loss at Stanford last week, quarterback Kevin Lopina and defensive back Romeo Pellum both suggested that some players on the team had quit.

    “We have some people on the team who are competitors and they’ll get down about this, and then we’ve got some who just want to quit,” Lopina said.

    “People are not trusting the coaches, what the coaches are teaching us. That’s our downfall right now,” Pellum said.

  21. Garret November 5, 2008 9:26 am

    This South Florida Sun-Sentinel reporter studied the tape of the Miami-Denver game and led his report with something negative on Samson.

    Samson Satele gets pushed backwards routinely on running plays.

  22. Garret November 5, 2008 9:28 am

    The Dolphins used Bess and Ginn as dual punt returners in their Denver game. We all know how Bess blocks well for his teammates, as we saw this many, many times over his Warrior career. Unfortunately for Bess, when he’s returning the ball Ginn apparently doesn’t want to help. Maybe Ginn is upset that Bess is returning the bulk of the punts when he was the punt returner last year…

    I’ve always loved the twin returner approach the Dolphins used against Denver on punt returns. I first saw the Hurricanes use it when they had Devin Hester and Roscoe Parrish, and it was extremely effective. It’ll be interesting to see if the Dolphins continue to line up Davone Bess and Ted Ginn Jr. back there in the coming weeks. Or was this just a Mile High, thin air thing. ,The only problem I saw with the twin returner concept was Ginn had no interest in blocking for Bess. None. When you make effortless plays like that you open yourself up for toughness questions.

  23. UHfan808 November 5, 2008 9:29 am

    Ooooh, happy anniversay Sweety & DPK!


  24. Garret November 5, 2008 9:30 am

    One Miami fan defended Samson a little.

    As for Satele, yes he gets pushed around but how much is that due to a backup right guard, and did you see him level the bronco on that block in the open field?

  25. Garret November 5, 2008 9:32 am

    Other Miami fans had these comments:

    the one great block in open field would be great if we only ran screen plays all day long. He cannot stand up his man in the trenches, that’s what matters 95% of the run plays. I think his pass blocking has been pretty decent though you’re right about having the weak right side it’s like an infection and it affects the areas next to it as well. There’s no doubt that that cavity (RG) has affected the Center and Right Tackle position this year so it’s hard to evaluate those two guys when that whole side is constantly caving in.

    Regarding Satele, I’m gonna have to watch again to see all these mistakes Omar is talking about. I thought most of the damage was coming at the guard position.

    There are very few Centers in this league that can handle a stud NT headsup, and bad guard play on running downs is far more eyebrow raising than center play since the center is perpetually 1/2 second late to start the play, and good runblockers are firing out at their assignments on the snap.

    Realistically how many Centers in this league are considered stud run-blockers? It’s a difficult assignment.

    Center’s usually don’t go against NTs one on one. They usually redirect more than they knock them around, and they also make their way into the ILB/MLBs often.

  26. Garret November 5, 2008 9:35 am

    One side effect of Bess earning his spot with Miami is that it left one less spot for another WR. This is some info on the Miami receiver that was cut. BCS Conference school (Arizona State), high draft pick…he needed a role on special teams to keep a roster spot, but Bess and Ginn have the returner jobs.

    At one point this season Derek Hagan was the Dolphins starting receiver. Today he’s an unemployed one.

    According to a team source, the Dolphins released Hagan, the team’s 2006 third-round pick.

    The former Arizona State standout, who set Pac-10 receiving records, finished his Dolphins career with 53 receptions 645 yards and three touchdowns. He started one game in 2 ½ seasons with the Dolphins.

  27. koakane™ November 5, 2008 9:36 am

    beautiful morning, kofe fine so shout outs to rob25, kauai chapta prez Liz, d1 (know he lurking), early NW monarch cuzs, fearless leada Tsai man, ceded land kahuna nui kekoa and all others

    Mistah Obama as new pres elect things should be getting better. luved his speech last night one of encouragement, change, hope for a better future and bringing the nation back together. all this to make a better place for the children of tomorrow. looking forward to his legacy. plus bruddah know mauka, makai, rubba sippa, musubi, “wot” and likes rainbow drive in plate lunch. so what else can you ask for?

  28. XxFaithxX November 5, 2008 9:38 am

    RE: LWJ to defense.

    Um…its not going to happen. Thats why he left nebraska. They saw he had trouble playing their style of FB (and had recruited better RB’s; Marlon Lucky for one example) so they tried to move him to WR. WR didn’t work out for whatever reason and then they tried to play his at safety. He balked, transferred to a CC and the rest is history.

  29. Addahknowsports© November 5, 2008 9:48 am

    Wow! Happy Anniversary Sweety and DPK! Wish you many more.

  30. koakane™ November 5, 2008 9:49 am

    come on men sign up already get some fine women with plenty fball knowledge going be dea.

    Rob25 and UH808fan no worry automatic in and as always looking forward to partying with you guys.

    eh big guy pride you have been requested can do?

  31. cheepono November 5, 2008 9:57 am

    good point about lwj’s time at nebraska. however, he’s already a junior with only 1 more year of eligibility. if the coaches ask him to switch positions, it’s gonna be a lot more difficult to just up and leave right? his only option would be to a D-IAA, DII, or DIII school unless of course he graduates this semester or next, then he can transfer anywhere.

    if you ask me, he should do whatever is asked of him for the betterment of the team, regardless of what position that is. just my .02 cents.

  32. Bulla November 5, 2008 10:01 am

    Happy Happy to Sweetie, and DPK also………I guess, haha

    Hope today is special for the both of you

    Make memories…. 🙂 🙂

  33. oxymoron November 5, 2008 10:02 am

    LWJ seems like he has a confidence problem with hitting the hole. It might just be that other running backs have better vision, he always does the two-step instead of hitting the hole. How much more playing time can he get when he keeps doing that? It’s as bad as handing the ball off to Farmer, who is too slow to be a threat except on goal line situations. wait a minute, they did try that, didn’t they? *snicker* Anyway LWJ obviously has speed, we’ve all seen it. He’s just got to break the habit of east-west dancing, quit screwing around and going north-south instead.

  34. Garret November 5, 2008 10:07 am


    If LWJ doesn’t want to play safety, how do you think he would do if the UH coaches forced him to play safety? You seem to be advocating that, but if his heart isn’t 100% behind a move to defense, I don’t think the move would be in the best interest of the team. And isn’t there going to be a learning period when he would be at risk of missing an assignment or taking a bad angle? Making mistakes at safety results in big plays and TDs…we’ve seen that too many times already this season.

  35. Garret November 5, 2008 10:14 am

    NMSU talked about the Warriors:

    From coach Hal Mumme:

    Preparing for Hawai’i
    “I think that the guys that get really, extra excited about playing Hawai’i are the guys that are from Hawai’i. As far as preparations they do different things on offense and they change quarterbacks quite a bit. Defensively they look the same as they did last year.”

    From QB Chase Holbrook:

    “They are Hawai’i and they went to a BCS bowl game last year. You don’t go from there and lose all their talent. They know how to win and their linebackers are some of the best in the nation. They are out to win and it’s not going to be an easy win.”

    From Oren Long:

    “This game has been circled on my calendar for a while now. You always wanna have a good game against a team that did not want you. Hawai’i has some really good coaches, look at the program’s history. I know the coaches and so does my family. As for the team, they are going to be solid. They have a really good offensive threat with two solid quarterbacks, who are protected by a strong O-line, plus their defense is really good. All around they are a solid team.”

    From Derrick Richardson:

    “I think we are confidant about our defensive backs and how they can match up with Hawai’i. However, we just have to come out and prepare for Hawai’i just likes it’s any other week, except you have to prepare for two quarterbacks. They are good.”

  36. Garret November 5, 2008 10:16 am

    Article in the Las Cruces newspaper about the Warrior game.

    The Aggies hope to get a few of their injured players back this week. Mumme said running back Marquell Colston and receivers Marcus Anderson and Wes Neiman could be back on the practice field later this week.

    Long went to high school in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended St. Louis High School. His high school coach was Cal Lee, who is now the defensive coordinator at Hawaii.

    Hawaii leads the all-time series against NMSU, 4-0. Hawaii has beaten NMSU 49-28, 49-30 and 50-13 in three WAC games.

  37. cheepono November 5, 2008 10:26 am

    i’m not advocating an immediate change for lwj to safety. my point is that he’s been a non-factor at rb all season so far. he did show glimpses of his all-american high school days a handful of times last season, but so far he hasn’t done much of anything this season.

    coaches change player’s positions all the time… sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. it’s not uncommon for a player to have adverse feelings towards a position change initially, but some have flourished. antwan randle el and hines ward both were college qb’s and i can remember both of them wanting to continue their careers in the nfl as qb’s but have since embraced their roles as wr’s and the rest is history.

    if the player trusts the coach, then the change isn’t as hard to swallow. does leon trust our coaches?

    according to mouton’s brother, he had some ill feelings against being put on offense so heavily, but he did okay (in the nevada game at least).

    this may seem like a very ignorant statement, but i can’t imagine lwj being that much worse than our current free safety personnel. nothing against thomas and monteilh, but when they miss a tackle (which happens quite often), they don’t have the speed to recover. lwj does. or at least i think he does.

    bottom line is that the best players need to be on the field. that may or may not be lwj… but what would we have to lose by experimenting a little? seems like that’s been the motto for this year’s team.

  38. lab rat November 5, 2008 10:27 am

    I don’t know if LWJ has a problem. I think some fans have a problem with expecting too much. All players on the team have talent. Why aren’t you as hard on them???? JJ used to say that you never know what a player can do until you get him in a game. So he has not lived up to your expectations. Why does he have to do so??? Is it his fault??? Or is it yours???

  39. Garret November 5, 2008 10:29 am


    One of LWJ’s problems has seemed to be that he’s hesitating when running the ball. If he does that at RB, a position he’s played since he was a kid, how is he *not* going to hesitate when playing an unfamiliar position like safety? Speed won’t do him any good if doesn’t make good, quick decisions.

    One thing is for sure–several fans bashed JJ all of last season for not playing LWJ more at RB, but I think he is getting even less time at RB this season with much less criticism of the coaches for that.

  40. al November 5, 2008 10:32 am

    nebraska wanted to “relocate” lwj to safety and wr. just some of the reasons that lwj decided to leave lincoln.

  41. Kekoa November 5, 2008 10:32 am

    Reminder Time!

    Ok boys and girls, gather round and lissen-up!

    Date: Sat. 11/08/08 @ 11:00 AM
    Location: Bay View Golf Club
    Featuring: Warrior Football, Food, Fun Fellowship, and Foolishness!

    We have arranged to have a special Buffet spread of all-you-can-eat items available for $15, total price – which includes Tax, Tip and a chance to win Door Prizes!

    Adult beverages will be at ‘Happy Hour” prices during our stay. I will publish a full listing of the cost of beer, mixed drinks, soon. In case Bulla’s Bombers show up, they do have the necessary fuel at the ready.

    A seperate menu is also available for both meal items and more exotic Pupu’s. (Rob25 can relax as they do not have Oysters on the menu).

    A “Prop” sheet will be available to those who want to participate in the football contest, with prizes awarded at the end of each period of play. There will also be door prize drawings during *selected* commercial breaks. It’s all free, but…You must be present to win!

    A Golf challenge for the folks who like ’show off’ aftah da game. Prizes for those contestants include ’sleeves’ of UH logo Golf Balls and Hand Towels.

    For those who want to kick back and sing Karaoke songs on the brand new wireless mic and HD TV’s located around the room…they have an
    ample selection of Hawaiian, R&B, Soul, Rock and Rahstaman Vibrations! The search will be on for who can sing worse den Homey. I’m trying to find an appropriate prize for that special person. BTW, Homey is lobbying for change. He wants Nalani to change the name of her group to include him…Na Leo Pili Mai Homey.

    Me and my pahtna Koakane have tried to anticipate your every need to insure that you have a good time on this final TV-gate of the season. The positive vibes will surely help push the team to victory! We can buck-a-loose in this place, so don’t hold back!

    Please give us a shout if you are coming, and how many in your party. It will give Mary Ann a chance to keep da Tsaiko food trough full! Make sure you check in with Mrs. Kekoa so she can collect your $15 and issue you 2 door prize tickets to win prizes.

    For those who choose NOT to have the buffet, Diana will get you registered and give you one door prize ticket.

    Please acknowledge our servers and be thankful to have a very responsive and friendly wait staff so eager to take care of us.

    Finally, for the Wifi users, they do have ‘free’ access to da net.

    PS: One of the big prizes is a Big 3X5 ft. UH Flag!…Awarded to the person who comes closest to the final score of the ball game (Most be Present to Win!). (You’ve seen a similar flag flying over our T-gate Tents!)

    *I have acknowledged those of you who have posted your attendance intentions, and at present we have 30 peeps planning to join us.*

    Ok Kids…Just a little taste of some of the prizes up for grabs…


    Or…maybe I can entice you with a peek at another prize:


    Stay tuned for more prize photos as we roll toward the weekend.

  42. al November 5, 2008 10:33 am

    and…….happy anniversary dpk and sweetie!

  43. al November 5, 2008 10:34 am

    so what else is there in st’s almanac?

  44. Bulla November 5, 2008 10:38 am

    anybody hungry for lunch today?

  45. tommui November 5, 2008 10:44 am


    I’ll be there!

    Thanks for making all the arrangements.

  46. cheepono November 5, 2008 10:46 am

    at rb, lwj is playing 5-10 yards away from the LOS. the time he has to make a decision and hit a hole is very short compared to being 15-20 yards away and being allowed to “roam” the backfield. i would assume he’s allowed a little more leeway when reacting to a play.

    i guess we’ll agree to disagree. comparing defense to offense is like apples and oranges.

    also, it’s impossible to be a parade all-american in high school and NOT have any type of hype or expectations from the fans. it’s football! expectations come with the territory.

  47. August Jones November 5, 2008 10:47 am

    Again, why not insert an I formation-type play for LWJ with Farmer as fullback since he seems to be only a straight-ahead runner. We need to take advantag of his talents. Also, if we are having a problem at running back, why not try JoPierre Davis at RB. He was a standout RB in high school in SF.

  48. Uce5 November 5, 2008 10:47 am

    NMSU 28, UH 3.

    I say this because it does not appear to me the UH coaches understand, based on recent reports about various moves being made by the coaches, the true flaws in the UH program.

    Time will tell.

    The pettiness is pretty rampant though, on the part of some of the coaches. The lack of courage is obvious on the part of most of the receivers and some of the backs, with the exception of Salas and Pilares.

  49. Gyler Traunke November 5, 2008 10:50 am

    Why not play Tyler?

  50. al November 5, 2008 10:51 am

    bulla…i am always hungry for lunch…but, today i am working during lunch.

  51. Bulla November 5, 2008 10:57 am

    mahalo al,

    no worries, just a thought


  52. (Jesse) James November 5, 2008 11:14 am

    Kekoa….I’ll be there…

  53. Kekoa November 5, 2008 11:29 am

    James ~ If you drive…make sure you have a car! Bwahahaha!

  54. (Jesse) James November 5, 2008 11:33 am

    Kekoa…I was thinking about walking….LOL

  55. Kekoa November 5, 2008 11:34 am

    Tom Mui ~ Glad to have you aboard.

    All Tsaiko’s who have contacted us so far, we have you on our list. It is going to go over 30 by noon time at this rate! Good!…we need to get behind our Warriors even more than ever now and finish the season strong! -Mahalo!


  56. rip it November 5, 2008 11:38 am

    ST, did the idea of LWJ as a SB ever come up? I just feel like we gotta get the guy on the field??

  57. sjmacro November 5, 2008 11:41 am

    Kekoa/Koakane-count us in for the buffet on Saturday–sj and myki
    Thanks for setting it up 🙂

  58. Kekoa November 5, 2008 11:42 am

    Uce5 ~

    Please come share your Mana’o with us on Saturday. We Tsaiko’s stand behind our opinions in a face-to-face environment at our gatherings. It’ll be fun, I assure you.

  59. Kekoa November 5, 2008 11:43 am

    Gotcha sj & myki!…It was on auto-pilot for you 2.

  60. Garret November 5, 2008 12:03 pm


    I respect your opinion and really do understand the desire to get LWJ on the field. We saw glimpses last season of his potential–especially out of the pistol formation. I thought about the possibilities of moving LWJ to safety…but figured that couldn’t be done until the offseason, as that would give time to get him adjusted and to learn the defensive scheme.

    However, by then I’m sure that Mac, Cal Lee, and Rich Miano will have the safety issue taken care of. The interesting thing is that you complain about Monteilh and Thomas, but they were good enough to start for Mac’s D last year without too much complaint.

  61. Gyler Traunke November 5, 2008 12:04 pm

    i would go if get sexy ladies there.

  62. Jason November 5, 2008 12:07 pm

    Happy anniversary DPK and Sweety!

    IDK about a full-time move for LWJ to another position, but here’s a thought that’s festered in my head for awhile: If UH is installing a small package for Mouton in the slot at Y, why not get LWJ in there at wide Z? Whether you go quads or trips with Washington at the H, that’s some serious speed on one side of the field. Puts a lot of pressure on the safeties, opens up opportunities weak-side and underneath too (assuming the defense goes cover 3 or 4).

    And like some others, I’ve always liked the idea of LWJ in the Pistol. If the coaches are going to set up a package for Inoke, maybe it could be a Pistol package.

  63. J-Dog November 5, 2008 12:08 pm

    I thought safety Vili Nauahi was one of our big time recruits from Kahuku before he went on a mission. How far down on the depth chart is he? I believe he’s gonna be a senior next season. Nauahi and Mana Silva as starting safeties next season?

  64. J-Dog November 5, 2008 12:10 pm

    If they can put Farmer in the slot on some plays, I don’t see why LWJ can’t be utilized in that same capacity as well. I wonder if his foot is still bothering him. At the Nevada game, he was still limping off the field after plays.

  65. Garret November 5, 2008 12:15 pm

    Ken Mink, a 73-year-old full-time student, scored two points Monday night in Roane State Community College’s 93-42 victory over King College’s junior varsity. Mink entered the game with about 16 minutes left in the second half and attempted one shot in about three minutes. Seven minutes later, he went back in the game, was fouled and made two free throws.

    “I found myself on the free-throw line 52 years after my last college game,” Mink said. “I said, ‘Just relax and shoot it like you know how to all day long.’ I just floated the shots in there. I’m in the books now. I can relax a little bit.”

  66. K. Mouton November 5, 2008 12:15 pm

    Speaking of D Bess, Congrats to my boy on his baby girl, Kyrah, that was born last week. I would put up a picture but I don’t have his approval on that yet

  67. Loa November 5, 2008 12:15 pm

    afternoon gang!

    Happy anniversary to Sweety and DPK!

  68. Loa November 5, 2008 12:21 pm

    Congrats D Bess…. K. Mouton – thanks for the good word!

  69. las vegas November 5, 2008 12:21 pm

    By nowI’m sure UH coaches have run LWJ’s name as a RB, SB, WR, S, CB, OLB, KR, PR, TE, DE and at H-Back without finding a fit.

    Eventually the cream will rise to the top, lets us all hope for the best.

    I thing TG is about done as a warrior, you can only shoot yourself so many times before the coaches give up.

  70. J-Dog November 5, 2008 12:23 pm

    Howzit K. Mouton

  71. Loa November 5, 2008 12:25 pm

    i get the feeling that LWJ is not 100% or even close but as a Warrior is trying his darndest to help the team on the field.

    howzit las vegas

  72. las vegas November 5, 2008 12:28 pm

    Howzit Loa,
    I concur on LWJ, after all it’s a long flight from home (with a wife and kid too) to sit on a plastic bench for almost two years.

  73. koakane™ November 5, 2008 12:29 pm

    as d1 notes during this time lunch howa

    running to subway for $5 foot long sandwich (getting a lead foot sports special 😀 ) betta than eating mac/cheese school lunch. neva noticed schools get plenty cheese and macaroni.


  74. takoboy November 5, 2008 12:29 pm

    victorino won a gold glove, great news keep coming for him. hopefully he makes an appearance at aloha stadium in the near future, da fans sure would wanna show their appreciation. hope da phils are ready to give him a BIG raise

  75. las vegas November 5, 2008 12:33 pm

    I go to Subway for the $5.00 footlong BLT at least once a week.

    By the time I get double bacon, large soda and 6 cookies, the thing cost around 10 bucks.

    not very cost effective.

  76. Jason November 5, 2008 12:34 pm

    Victorino won a Gold Glove? Awesome!

    I’m not a doctor, but I agree, the foot seems like something that would linger. Still, he’s not using that as an excuse, and I give him credit for that.

  77. Loa November 5, 2008 12:37 pm

    las vegas – i laugh everytime the commercial comes on, catchy tune

  78. Jason November 5, 2008 12:37 pm

    Oven-roasted chicken breast for me.

    Mmm. Time for lunch. Shucks, Subway is on the other side of campus. Too muggy to walk all the way over there. 🙂

  79. las vegas November 5, 2008 12:37 pm

    Today the Yonamine’s will join us at Cici’s Pizza (all u can eat for $5.49)
    Just opened 2 mins from my house (if good, anticipate drastic weight gain in near future)

  80. Loa November 5, 2008 12:39 pm

    Jason – what? they get one subway on campus? sheeesh only had saga before

  81. d1島 November 5, 2008 12:40 pm

    Howzit all.

    Oy vey!

    Western Oregon is coming up as Linfield’s next opponent. This WOU Ass’t AD thought internet anonymity would hide him.

    a poster using an WOU administrator’s work email account pulled off one of the worst offenses in the interwebs/tubes world and that was fire off a post on the Northwest Conference posting board about Linfield myopic fans and how WOU would have rolled Willamette. This possible WOU administrator thought he was covered by his handle of “jocko” but he forgot that the email you register with is visible by board members. After this alleged WOU athletic administrator was called out he tried to cover his tracks with a lame excuse but it isn’t working. However, the alleged WOU athletic administrator did the first smart thing of his d3boards career and that was shut down his account


  82. las vegas November 5, 2008 12:42 pm


  83. Loa November 5, 2008 12:44 pm

    d1 – howzit, bachi eh, so i wonder how many posters going learn from that?

  84. d1島 November 5, 2008 12:45 pm

    las vegas,

    Mmmmm…enjoy lunch!
    Miss those great fuud deals in LV…

    With present economic environment, things don’t look so good for a visit until next Sept. 🙁

  85. d1島 November 5, 2008 12:47 pm

    las vegas,

    Just saw cici’s pizza commercial on tv.
    Line Jumper! 😆

  86. las vegas November 5, 2008 12:47 pm

    Wern’t you a SEMA guy?

  87. d1島 November 5, 2008 12:48 pm


    There’s one born every minute 😉

  88. d1島 November 5, 2008 12:49 pm

    las vegas,

    Last year I was! 🙁 👿 🙁

  89. d1島 November 5, 2008 12:51 pm

    las vegas,

    I guess the positive thing to look at is that I’m not subjecting myself to those sky-high table minimums this week!

    OK…that’s weak 😐

  90. las vegas November 5, 2008 12:51 pm

    thot so, SEMA going on now

  91. las vegas November 5, 2008 12:57 pm

    I’m also glad the skimpily clad cocktail waitresses are not tempting you with those free drinks and sending you along the same road that tortures Homey and and his CR buddies.

  92. d1島 November 5, 2008 12:59 pm

    las vegas,

    Thanks. I know you always got my back. haha

    So now I will end LunChauWah the way I started…

    Oy vey!


  93. chawan_cut November 5, 2008 1:00 pm

    wondering if President Obama will return for his grandmother’s funeral.

  94. las vegas November 5, 2008 1:18 pm

    The cynical side of me says that Obama already
    drained the human interest portion from grannies’
    illness/death and will spend a very limited time in
    Hawaii or forgo the trip entirely.

    The normal side hopes he hurries and doesn’t forget.

  95. Jason November 5, 2008 1:23 pm

    Loa: Get Subway, Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express, Yummy’s, two Chow Mein Expresses, the same hamburger joint as in the Ala Moana Food Court, an India Cafe Express, coffee shops serving Starbucks coffee, and a Jamba Juice, in addition to a few other generic places.

    I ended up getting Indian food, cause $6 for a few pieces of mochiko chicken ain’t great. But I ended up spending $3 more for an ice cream bar in order to save my taste buds. 🙂

  96. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc November 5, 2008 1:27 pm

    Good Afternoon Everyone:

    Great Day For America nd the Rest of the World with the outcome of the national election. Locally, my two candidates – Jessica Wooley and Chris Lee – made it through a couple of hard-fought tough races. Both of them are really strong supporters of UH/higher education AND environmental/energy reforms.

    DrDoc is still in ICU but hopes to be transferred to the medical ward shortly – however that may be defined.

    RE Saturday: We or I may or may not attend so don’t count on us/me with respect to food. If we/I attend, we/I will order something off the regular menu.

    RE UH Athletics: The Wahine volleyball team is on the road for the last three WAC games. Seeds for the WAC tournament will be announced next Tuesday, I believe. Barring a total meltdown against Boise, Idaho or Fresno, UH will either be the #1 or #2 seed.

    The Men’s basketball team plays an exhibition game against Chaminade this Friday and then opens up their regular season next week.

    Women’s basketball kicks off their season in Hilo next week with a three day tournament on Nov. 14/15/16.

    Men’s volleyball jumpstarts their season this Friday and Saturday in Klum Gym with a fall tournament; after that, they will be in practice sesssions for the next two months. Their regular season kicks off January 8, 2009.

    Lots of good stuff to support in addition to football.

    Another reminder: For those of you with XY chromosomes over the age of 40 who are heavy consumers of saturated fats as found in meat, go get your heart system tested. If you are diabetic or at risk for it because of your genetic makeup, if you smoke, if you are more than 10% overweight, if you do not exercise on a regular basis, go get your heart system tested.

    For each one of these red flag markers, deduct five years from the baseline age of 40 to get an initial diagnostic evaluation.

    DD had none of them and still got clipped.

    Off to work, MAHALO signhold,and visit DD. Have a good afternoon.

  97. XxFaithxX November 5, 2008 1:30 pm

    RE: Obama

    If he doesn’t come back for the funeral/service, then I say he not only duped the ones who voted for him and believed his words, but us locals too whom called him one of ours. I mean, the elections over, what else does he have to do but wait for his time to be sworn in? You can say he might have to start planning for his term too, but come on, its your “Toot” right?

    Anyway, I hope that he makes me eat crow and comes back. Who knows though…

  98. Pete Jek November 5, 2008 1:34 pm

    The defense was a disappointment against the Aggies. Blown coverages, sloppy tackling…

    So as much as I support the UH Football Program, as a fan, I will say that the UH Warrior football players do not have the right and privilege of taking any opponent lightly. And that is what I think they did. The truth of the matter is that they are doing a mediocre job, as their records show, and are not on par with the juggernaut of the Conference, Boise St. Therefore, their biggest mistake was not taking their jobs as seriously as they should, and not playing for others but only for themselves.

    For that reason, I will suggest to any player who comes upon this post, and encourage him, that as a fan of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa football team, I would like to see a determination and drive in the team to represent their university well, to play their hearts out for the love of the game of football, and to be responsible players in taking care of their assignments given to them by their coaches.

    Please do not be complacent; just because you were supposed to defeat Utah St., doesn’t mean you’re allowed to slack off and give partial effort. You are not USC, or Ohio St. You haven’t earned the right to get away with such attitudes. Please play hard for the team and for your university, do your job, and win some ball games.

    But as long as you are dedicated and driven, and you are a respectful teammate as well as an opponent, I personally don’t care if the team loses. Because you have achieved victory in gaining respect from your fans, and you have demonstrated not only skill and talent, but a drive within you as a player that will earn you recognition and acknowledgment.

    Thank you.

  99. Loa November 5, 2008 1:36 pm

    (sorry got distracted trying to remove my email address)

    Jason – wow that a lot of food, they still get the pool hall at campus center?

    Chawan – 5 more days

    No forget to wish the Wahine Soccer Team good luck in Reno

    ok grace pacific time for me, laterz

  100. tommui November 5, 2008 1:40 pm

    I would not expect the blowing of trumpets and fanfare if the President-Elect returns home for his tutu’s services. It is a private ceremony.

    The transition period between now and the swearing in ceremony is not a time that the candidate has for rest and recreation. There is the cabinet to be picked, there are meetings galore.

    I don’t have any experience on that kind of level but when Sparky was elected to Congress in 1962, there was no rest for us wicked from the day after the election to the time he was sworn in the Congress. And this was only for a lowly Congressman.

  101. LizKauai [Believer] November 5, 2008 1:41 pm


    My boss and I share a $5 Subway sandwich at least once a week. @$2.50 for lunch is good. Another good thing is soup. I buy a case of soup from Costco to keep on hand at work. This week it is Amy’s organic- Minestrone or Lentil. Yummy and filling and not to expensive!

  102. Jason November 5, 2008 1:41 pm

    Loa: Still get.

  103. LizKauai [Believer] November 5, 2008 1:44 pm

    Hi tommui!
    Wow- memories…
    In recent times, my youngest son- Ukuleleboi- helped plant a tree in Matt Matsunaga’s Peace Garden in Lihue. He was just a little feller- around 3 years old- and had his picture in the paper.

  104. XxFaithxX November 5, 2008 1:46 pm

    Understood, Tom Mui. I dunno, I guess its just me. Family comes first and if my job doesn’t understand, then I would not want that job.

  105. A-House November 5, 2008 2:01 pm

    Las Vegas:

    We went to Cici’s in Orlando and did I pig out – went for 4 servings with 4-5 slices each time plus had desert 2xs.

    Mrs A-House doesn’t care for pizza much, but she also enjoyed at least 2 servings plus desert.

    Midori7 was in heaven with the pizza and chocolate deserts.

    It is truly worth the money and the food tasted real good.

    Best pizza joint, at least for our family, is Peppino’s in Kailua – excellent pizza and very, very reasonable. Closed on Wednesday.

  106. chawan_cut November 5, 2008 2:03 pm

    what about they kuykendall cook out on wednesdays? they had the bestest shoyu chicken ever.

  107. Garret November 5, 2008 2:12 pm

    Joe Paterno wants a playoff system.

    Paterno, 81, has been an outspoken critic of the BCS and long has been in favor of a playoff system.

    “Is it the BCS or the BSC, I don’t know,” he said. “They’re going do what they’re going to do. It won’t make any difference what I say or comment on. I’m telling you what I’m concerned about. I’m concerned about Iowa. Period.”

  108. wena November 5, 2008 2:12 pm

    Happy Birthday Sweety and “Bruce” DPK

  109. Garret November 5, 2008 2:14 pm

    Article about how the Pac-10 is struggling at the QB situation this year…probably one reason why they have so few bowl-eligible teams.

    Never has the Pac-10 — the league that defined great quarterbacking — been as outright awful at it as in 2008.

    Much of it has to do with injuries. WSU has played five quarterbacks and Washington’s Jake Locker was done in September. Oregon has been through quarterbacks like jury candidates being lopped in a courtroom.

    Arizona State’s Rudy Carpenter is playing with a broken bone in his ankle, while it was spring injuries at UCLA that thrust Kevin Craft behind center before he was ready.

    The guys around the top of the Pac-10 look better only by comparison. Oregon State’s Lyle Moevao threw four first-half interceptions against WSU, one more than the Cougars have the rest of the season. Mark Sanchez of USC has been intercepted seven times, or about one a game.

    The Pac-10, which hasn’t been worse than .500 in nonleague games since 1983, is 13-16.

  110. mctruck November 5, 2008 2:18 pm

    Don’t understand why people are making it their business bout Obama’s grannie’s funeral and the family’s private concerns??? Let it rest, and it’s not my business is what I feel.

  111. A-House November 5, 2008 2:18 pm

    Pres-elect Obama:

    I can understand if he does not make it back for the funeral. But, it would not surpise me if he came for a day or two as he can continue working while on the plane ride and here, but save several hours for the family and private service. Besides, he already have transitional teams in place and working; plus he has selected his Chief of Staff.

    I believe his POSDF ( planning, organizing, supervising, directing, and followup ) skills are “honed” and will be very helpful in the transition period. His “economic” advisory team is also in place and they have been working with him during the entire campaign; even if its only verbage on special issues.

    His physical location for those 2 days is not critical in today’s world of technology.

    Only thing would be humbug for traffic on 2 days between airport and hotel. I would imagine that there will be a lot more Secret Service types for this trip.

    Besides, he does not like the current BCS system and this could mean a “hail of beans”. See Pete Carroll is foaming at the mouth because USC did not climb in the BCS rankings and his hope for a national championship is rapidly fading. But, Alabama and Texas Tech still got tough opponents in the next 2-3 weeks and, if they lose, USC may rise to # 1 or 2.

  112. wena November 5, 2008 2:19 pm

    Hey, I saw Wrecknize (However you spell his name) on tv one day. I wanted to tape it for him, but I don’t know how to use the DVR. He was on the Heald College commercial.

  113. puboxers November 5, 2008 2:25 pm

    it seems to me that LW-J has all the tools to be a great running back, if in the right offensive system. He kind of reminds me of Adrian Murrell who played for Leilehua and chose to play for WVU where they ran a tailback out of the I formation. LWJ would flourish in an offense with a blocking fullback leading the way. As for the USU game, I was not pleased with the defense as many 3rd and long were converted with big plays, penalties or blown coverages. If our defense allows 30 points, we are doomed… past week was only 15 pts. needed.We need Pilares, then that will open up the passing game. We also need good throws and that will open up the running game and shovel pass. In other words, we need everything…

  114. madeinhawaii November 5, 2008 2:29 pm

    Hey… Happy Anniversary DPK and Sweety.. Wow… Sweety.. happy belated birthday… to think all those years ago… DPK presented himself to you as a birthday present… no receipt.. no return.. but promised to last a lifetime, eh? Could be worse.. could be worse… The best to you both.. with the best years to come.

  115. chawan_cut November 5, 2008 2:38 pm

    happy birthday!
    happy wednesday!
    2 days till basketball!!
    3 days till football!!!

  116. chawan_cut November 5, 2008 2:38 pm

    Hello Wena!

  117. Kazz November 5, 2008 2:39 pm


    Who won the election? Is it going to finally be Nader’s time? 😆

  118. XxFaithxX November 5, 2008 2:47 pm

    mctruck: I don’t think that its beyond my (or others whom discuss it) realm to comment about Obama…I mean, he is MY president and also calls Hawai`i home right?

    Besides, haven’t we all been witness to his life and other events (family or not) through-out the campaign?

  119. homey ▅ November 5, 2008 2:54 pm

    Kazz – May have something to do with the name “Ralph”. One can’t be President and the other can’t find Bay View.

    A Golf challenge for the folks who like ’show off’ aftah da game. Prizes for those contestants include ’sleeves’ of UH logo Golf Balls and Hand Towels.

    Good thing the gigi’s aren’t enjoying the tv-gate with the rest of the Tsaikos because they’d probably win all the golf prizes.

    I bet UHfan808 pulls another jojo this Saturday.

  120. Jason November 5, 2008 2:54 pm

    Wena: Everyone has seen that commercial but me!!!

    chawan_cut: There’s this vegetarian place in the courtyard near Kuykendall.

    Hopefully, USC does not make the National Championship game. The Rose Bowl would still take a Pac-10 team, and so there would be one less team in a pool where Dave Matlin’s pickings are slim as it is.

  121. jm2375 November 5, 2008 3:11 pm

    Mr. A-house – re Peppinos – how does it compare to Round Table (Enchanted Lake)? I like RT but it’s getting expensive. Of course, it is closer to my house than Peppinos. Peppinos is near the Post Office?

  122. Kekoa November 5, 2008 3:31 pm

    jm2375 ~ Have the USPS Special Deliver your Pizza from Peppinos!

  123. Kekoa November 5, 2008 3:32 pm

    jm2375 ~ I mean. dey gotta bring your mail anyway, right?

  124. jm2375 November 5, 2008 3:34 pm

    Kekoa – you so funny. 🙄

    bbl. gotta pick up kid from school.

  125. A-House November 5, 2008 3:34 pm


    Peppino’s is at 23 Hoolai St. Tiny street between Oneawa and Kainehe.

    In our opinion, Round Table is not as good.

    $14 will get you a 16″ pizza.

  126. addahknowjoe November 5, 2008 3:40 pm

    This week, Rivals predict Louisville to play the Warriors in the Hawaii Bowl.

  127. Mei Ling November 5, 2008 3:55 pm

    Happy anniversary, Sweety & Mistah Punchbowl Keed!!!

    We got married the day before my husband’s berfday so we would remember our anniversary, ‘cept we both forgot & used to celebrate it the day aftah. So lolo, but it still worked.

    Glad to hear Pilares is well enough to play.

    Kekoa/Koakane, put me down for Saturday at Bayview.

  128. homey ▅ November 5, 2008 3:57 pm

    Hmmmm, $14…Spicy Popeye’s chicken or pizza??? I’ll take take the chicken!

  129. curveball November 5, 2008 3:59 pm

    If Pilares says it was painful to stand on the sidelines at USU ( I believe it was for everybody) then tweaks his foot in practice this week… how is he going to be ready to play SAT. I think a lot of players have returned to early this year…thoughts???

  130. homey ▅ November 5, 2008 4:02 pm

    If the trainers/Dr.’s give the ok and they are able to practice during the week then play ball.

  131. Kekoa November 5, 2008 4:13 pm

    Mei Ling you are on da list! No forget your golf sticks!

  132. Kekoa November 5, 2008 4:18 pm

    Homes ~ Ordinarily I would agree with what you are suggesting for determining a players medical release status for practice or game. Let me show you some software that would help make a more helpful analysis of his situation. See you Saturday.

  133. wafan November 5, 2008 4:19 pm

    Oh my goodness!

    Sweety!!! Birthday and then an anniversary?!?!?! With DPK, no less. Dang, woman. Do not over do it!

  134. al November 5, 2008 4:29 pm

    playing in pain when you are hurt is okay. an injury is another thing. great players suck it up and play in pain when hurt.

    athlete’s greatest invention……tape.

  135. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2008 4:30 pm

    Boss to me: What are you doing here?

    Hmm. Did I forget to mention that I was coming home between games?

  136. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2008 4:31 pm

    I hope DPK gets separate presents.

  137. Mei Ling November 5, 2008 4:35 pm


    No mo’ golf sticks, I sold them. Never really played golf, just putted around in my uncle’s yard in Kane’ohe. I thought that I would learn to play someday…

    W-Doc, try to take a little time to relax each day, even 1/2 hr. The hospital is taking care of Dr.Doc, so take care of yourself.

    If y’all see me rooting for UH and USF at the men’s basketball Verizon Classic, no hit me on da katonk. USF’s my alma mater & UH my hometown team. So, I get to yell for both. Hurrah!

  138. Rob25 November 5, 2008 4:38 pm

    When do you go back ST? Nice way to rack up some extra air miles!

  139. takoboy November 5, 2008 4:41 pm

    re: trainers sending players back out too soon
    not to ruffle any feathers but heard a rumor awhile back that one crusader LB who went on to play for da warriors (IC) was either misdiagnosed or sent back to play a little early and further damaged whatever was injured. take it FWIW cuz i heard it from the 5th person or so but just leaving it out there…

  140. 3-Prong November 5, 2008 4:42 pm

    LWJ: This guy needs to hit the hole full speed and be ready to put his shoulder into someone. He has the size. His dancing in the hole has not worked. He needs to take the initial hit, and then, if he doesn’t get wrapped, he can then try to turn on the speed and find a seam. His long runs to date (2 if I recall correctly) were perfectly blocked and he wasn’t touched. That doesn’t happen often. He needs to expect to break at least one tackle before he can turn on his jets. He has the talent to do this. Hopefully this is the week.

  141. Kekoa November 5, 2008 4:42 pm

    Howzit Wafan!

    No aspirations of sitting in the hot seat for dog catcher or President, huh? People don’t realize how much pressure is on you as a teamster’s union Tsaiko. All the chit you take for the team by being away from the Mother of all Ceded Lands.

    Your shoulders are sagging a bit already from the mere mention of that fact I’ll bet. I can see it from here Bull! Take it easy and….


  142. Kekoa November 5, 2008 4:44 pm

    Mei Ling, we going make putting contest too! You can borrow.

  143. Kekoa November 5, 2008 4:48 pm

    Wena ~ Please make room on your busy Saturday schedule to stop into Bay View to join the fun. ST will be working and earning da Sweet Bread money, so you might as well come and hang out with da Tsaiko Ohana!

  144. Rob25 November 5, 2008 4:51 pm

    Maybe that’s what I need…a putting contest. I don’t know because I don’t do so well chasing around a white ball. 😳

  145. Kekoa November 5, 2008 4:51 pm

    Oh, WARNING! ~ Mei Ling…no borrow da putter from Homey. His one is da Fisher Price plastic kine. No mo quite da accuracy required to make those long money putts.

  146. Kekoa November 5, 2008 4:59 pm

    tako boy ~ Yep!…that’s exactly why the coaches and trainers need to look at the new technology available to give them more definitive answers to those “soft tissue” type of injuries. That’s what I’m talking about. Something that neither party has to “lie” about. Players will do anything to play, including masking injuries. Coaches and trainers will cave to the players and then wham! Owee again, only worse!

  147. curveball November 5, 2008 5:00 pm


    We will be there Sat, but no buffet..gotta watch my girlish figure..all my putts slide to the left and then drop so I will be entering the contest 🙂

  148. wafan November 5, 2008 5:05 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Nah. I am just a worker bee. I do what I am told and I do it well without question.

    Of course, being passive-agressive really screws with the heads of the administrators. I figure paybacks are hellacious for all the doo-doo they tell me to do. Sometimes I do what they ask just to show them it how little they know — good in theory but lousy in real life.


  149. wafan November 5, 2008 5:08 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    You have a nephew going to Damien? What ANOTHER relative?!?!?!?! Dang!

    That young man better know the alma mater!

    Go Monarchs!!!
    Go Warriors!!!

  150. Kekoa November 5, 2008 5:17 pm

    Wafan ~ Yep!…That’s why I live on the ‘Mother’ of all da Ceded Lands! Gotta keep da genealogy chartmakers gainfully employed.

  151. wafan November 5, 2008 5:23 pm

    Our feds at work. When I first heard this story I thought it was so silly. Now I think it is absolutely stupid.

    Some of the brass from the FCC came out to a retired woman’s house in Seattle about a month ago. Their purpose was to demonstrate how simple it was for anyone to hook up one of those digital boxes and antennas for the old style analog televisions.

    Sounds like a good thing to demonstrate.

    It took them over an hour to screw it up — they could not figure out how to do it. Finally, they got the picture up with sound.

    Congratulating themselves and smiling for the cameras the FCC brass told the local TV crew how simple it was to do! “Anyone can do this!”

    Well, when they all left, the FCC brass had disconnected the old rabbit-ears type antenna, and took it and the fancy digital antenna with them. They left the free digital coverter box with her — it is useless without the digital antenna. So, she was left with an old non-functioning TV and a new digital converter box; but no fancy digital antenna.

    The TV crew that was there realized what was going on and took up a collection to help the woman out. Today they went back to her home with a digital UHF-type (no not UHFan) antenna. After three cable connections and one electrical plug the TV was working. It took less than 10 minutes to do.

    So much for the intelligence of our feds.

    Duh, at least they did not drool on her carpet.

    I think.

  152. wafan November 5, 2008 5:26 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    That is not a chart anymore. You are waaaaaay beyond that already.

    More like a trilogy!

  153. Kekoa November 5, 2008 5:28 pm

    Wafan ~ I told my nephew bettah he learn da KS Alma Mater if he goin’ mainland school. More expats know how to make Kalihi ring. When come to da Buttahfly song, errybody just kinna mumble in dere brew. You heard Koakane wen dey wen sing in dat bar in Kalihi? See what I mean?!

  154. al November 5, 2008 5:41 pm

    #136 great marital advice

  155. Kekoa November 5, 2008 5:41 pm

    Hmmm…Wafan you must be right. My fave trilogy at KS was “Men Against the Sea – Pitcarins Island and Mutiny on the Bounty.” That must have had an impact. The Mutineers still make up over 90% of that island to this day!

  156. Kekoa November 5, 2008 5:44 pm

    Al ~ That could lead to twin beds.

  157. wafan November 5, 2008 5:57 pm

    Kekoa . . .

    Yes, I remember them singing the alma mater at Violet’s (I know it starts with a “V”). But, that was after a few. They all slur after a few. HA!

    BTW I did enjoy our conversation that night!

    So, what you are saying is that you are a mutinous isolationist who lives in a small community on ceded lands. Is that right?


    KS. They always looked down at Damien and Farrington.

    Of course, they had to do that to see us. HA!

  158. d1島 November 5, 2008 6:06 pm

    Evenin’ All.

    Forgot to wish Sweetie and DPK a Happy Happy earlier. So solly. 😳

    Lots of discussion about LWJ today.
    It would be great to see him come up to potential and no better time to do it than this weekend.
    Set him down and ‘splain to him about the need for urgency. His career is way on the downslope already; past time to make things happen!

  159. al November 5, 2008 6:10 pm

    kekoa…..worst case scenario separate rooms.

  160. d1島 November 5, 2008 6:17 pm

    KS alum Tony Ah Yat to be inducted into Linfield Athletics HOF this weekend at a banquet after their game with W. Oregon.

    Regarded as one of the finest defensive ends in the small-college circuit, Tony Ah Yat, Class of 1965, never avoided contact. The late coach Paul Durham called him “hard-nosed and aggressive” every time he walked onto the football field.

    After moving back to his home state of Hawaii, he worked as a teacher for 34 years before retiring in 2004. While teaching and coaching football at Kalani High School, he became the winningest coach in school history from 1971 to ‘76. He also coached at five other high schools, including his alma mater, Kamehameha.

    He and his wife, Aileen, have been married for 36 years and live in Honolulu. Today, they own and operate the Great Harvest Bakery in Kailua. The Ah Yats have three grown sons, Paul (named after Paul Durham, his godfather), Brian and Akoni; and four grandchildren.

  161. d1島 November 5, 2008 6:18 pm


  162. wafan November 5, 2008 6:37 pm

    Where is everyone?

    Geez. It is enough to give a guy a complex. HA!

    Good night! Time to check for new cracks in the eyelids. A long day of celebrating another election year and more meetings than any group of people could shake a stick at.

    That is a strange saying — to shake a stick at something or other to express how many there are. HA!

  163. SteveM November 5, 2008 6:46 pm

    wafan — “Good night?” already? Isn’t it only 8:30 PM in your part of the world?

    I got a lot of things done today and just woke up from my nap…too bad it wasn’t a work day… 😐

  164. delbull November 5, 2008 6:57 pm

    L.W.J. is S.C.A.R.E.D. !!! He’s afraid of being hit. Why so many think he still should be in there(including Mcmackin) blows my mind. Pretty obvious why Nebraska wanted him to change position. Maybe he needs to be the hitter and not the hittee. Buggah no like bang,he playing the wrong game if he no like bang!

  165. SteveM November 5, 2008 7:02 pm

    In other Tsai-ko news, it looks like only 99club (TX), Committed Road Warrior (AZ), and Mr. & Mrs. BNS (CA) are 100% certain for attending the UH-New Mexico game in Las Cruces.

    I will forward their info to ST so he knows where the nearest Tsai-kos are on this road trip 🙂

  166. wafan November 5, 2008 7:03 pm

    SteveM . . .

    My school day starts at 6:45 in the morning with classes beginning at 7:20. I know, crazy! But, we are out at 1:50! Whoo-hoo!

  167. A-House November 5, 2008 7:18 pm

    DPK & Sweety:

    A most happy anniversary – DPK, you one lucky bugga!!!!!!

  168. SteveM November 5, 2008 7:33 pm

    wafan — any plans to come visit again? Isn’t your next break around February? I suspect the February 17-24 area might get real interesting around here… 🙄

  169. d1島 November 5, 2008 7:37 pm

    Slow night, eh?

    Geez…can’t believe it’s only Wednesday!!!

  170. curveball November 5, 2008 7:42 pm

    drag butt week..aaahhh

    whats your take on Billy Ray..

  171. chawan_cut November 5, 2008 7:47 pm

    tonight’s news.

  172. d1島 November 5, 2008 7:55 pm


    Howzit. 🙂
    He’s a solid prospect. UH weight program will be good for him; need more strength to fight thru press coverage in CFB.
    Plus, with all the “extra attention” from Big Bro, how can go wrong? 😉

    Next chance to see him: next Friday night vs. Puns (ILH changed the date from Wed.)

  173. curveball November 5, 2008 8:03 pm

    There is another hot receiver on the team..cant remember his name….whats the deal there…

  174. FloridaTed November 5, 2008 8:04 pm

    Hi, again, gang.

    I have a very good feeling going into the NMST game. It should be a solid win for us, the Warriors want to redeem themselves and finish out the season on a very high note.

  175. curveball November 5, 2008 8:11 pm


    I did not make practice today(probably because it was 3000 miles away) so I do not have any special info for you..but I totally agree about NMST game

  176. d1島 November 5, 2008 8:27 pm

    Lucas Gonsalves was doing real well until a broken collarbone (?) laid him up.
    Understand PIAA DS was talking about him on AM1500 this morning.
    Maybe someone else can fill you in on what was said.

  177. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2008 8:30 pm

    We’ll be staying at the El Paso Marriott. Tell them to give me a call.

  178. al November 5, 2008 8:35 pm

    owweeee. lucas gonsalves is also a very good baseball player.

  179. al November 5, 2008 8:41 pm

    hey the queen bee casino is nearby the el paso marriott.

  180. d1島 November 5, 2008 8:43 pm

    …and basketball

    btw, heard that he was sitting down pretty close behind the UH bench at a recent home game 😉

  181. d1島 November 5, 2008 8:49 pm

    Gee al,
    was it you talking about the casino or me talking about recruiting that the blog server didn’t like?

  182. d1島 November 5, 2008 8:50 pm

    Queen Bee
    1840 N Lee Trevino Drive # 704, El Paso

  183. d1島 November 5, 2008 8:51 pm

    must be al?

  184. Garret November 5, 2008 8:53 pm

    I’m sure that Mac has done a number of interesting things during his career to motivate his players (laptop destruction, etc.)…but I don’t know if he’s done anything like this before.

    The story has stuck to Grant Teaff like a bad rumor, forever attached to him as part legend, part truth and all amusement.

    Wasn’t he the Baylor football coach who swallowed the worm to fire up his team in 1978?

    He had set the scene on Thursday, two days earlier, when he addressed his beaten-down 2-8 team and wove a story about two Eskimo fishermen having mixed success. When the younger man asked his companion using the same bait and same equipment and fishing in the same ice hole why he was catching so many more fish, the older, wiser gent opened his mouth, spit out a wad of worms and said, “Got to keep your worms warm.”

    On game day, Teaff stopped at two fish-bait stores on Texas 6 before he found what he needed. The proprietor mused about how he thought Teaff’s team had a game that day. Teaff just smiled.

    “We were riveted,” recalled star running back Walter Abercrombie, now the executive director of the B Association for Baylor lettermen. “We may not have been throwing up physically, but we were certainly feeling sick. I knew for sure that coach had lost his mind and gone over the edge. He’s crazy like a fox.”

  185. Stephen Tsai November 5, 2008 8:53 pm

    There’s a casino nearby?

  186. Garret November 5, 2008 8:57 pm

    I thought this was posted here, but I can’t see find it so I’ll post it again. This 5-star JC DT lists UH on his interest list. He has 3 years to play 3 and recently decommitted to Oregon and he’s upset with Oregon’s coaches. I hope that UH has contacted him…I know that UH coaches have ties to both Arizona and Oregon.

    Wade is considered one of the most physical High School players out of the State of Oregon and is known for his speed and agility despite his 315 pound frame.

    Wade is currently ranked by some ratings as #2 in the Nation for Junior College Defensive Tackles and #5 overall. He is a powerful defensive tackle and has been noted for his inner drive and 4 quarter endurance as well as his obvious brute strength.

    Wade says he is hearing from and would like to hear from UCLA, Oregon State, USC, CAL, Arizona, Boise State, LSU, SMU, Hawaii, Colorado, PSU and others. He indicated that his first Choice would be to play in the PAC 10 with Oregon State being an inside favorite right now. Wade will need to decide by December 20th, 2008 which is National Letter of Intent Day.

  187. d1島 November 5, 2008 8:57 pm

    6.8 miles, about 14 minutes
    …according to Guugle Map

  188. d1島 November 5, 2008 8:58 pm

    …and I don’t see any international border along the route…

  189. d1島 November 5, 2008 9:00 pm

    the map leads you to Vista Hills Shopping Center.

    How convenient? 🙂

  190. Garret November 5, 2008 9:00 pm

    Report about how Obama’s win boosts Chicago’s chance to get the 2016 Olympics.

    “I wonder how IOC members will react when Mr. Obama appears in a presentation for Chicago,” Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said Wednesday.

    It has been clear for months that not only would a President Obama help the Chicago bid but that a President McCain would hurt it.

    Three days after the IOC executive board chose Chicago on June 5 as one of its four 2016 finalist candidates — along with Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo — I wrote a story headlined, “City’s secret weapon: Obama.”

    “If Barack Obama is elected, it would put much more focus on Chicago and the state of Illinois because people from around the world will understand he was the U.S. senator from Illinois, and he has developed his professional career and his political career in Chicago and Illinois,” Ryan said. “Obviously, that brings our community more to the forefront internationally.”

  191. d1島 November 5, 2008 9:04 pm


    You sure they didn’t mean Obama City, Japan? 😕

  192. d1島 November 5, 2008 9:05 pm

    anyone heard from bighilofan2?

    For that matter, whatever happened to Big Hilo Fan (the original)?

  193. Garret November 5, 2008 9:09 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff.

    US News & World Report has now gone from a weekly publication to every other week to (rumored) just once per month.

  194. Garret November 5, 2008 9:10 pm

    Interesting how conservative special operations officers have been praising Obama since early in the primary season because of how Obama could get our allies to listen and share with us more and how he could undercut the message that our enemies are saying about America.

  195. Garret November 5, 2008 9:11 pm

    UC-SD scientists are working on a “field hospital on a chip” that will eliminate the need for sick or wounded soldiers to take drugs–their medications will be automatically given to them by their uniforms! ONR gave them $1.6 mil for this effort.

  196. Garret November 5, 2008 9:12 pm

    Study found that autism occurs more in kids that grow up in rainy areas.

  197. Garret November 5, 2008 9:12 pm

    It is hard for me to believe that once-dominant CBS News came in FIFTH last night in the ratings for their coverage of the election–ABC, NBC, CNN, and Fox News beat CBS:

    If you count the time period from 8pm to 12:30am EST (which includes McCain’s concession speech and Obama’s acceptance speech) then CNN was #1, followed by ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox News:

  198. Garret November 5, 2008 9:12 pm

    Free play links pau.

  199. Garret November 5, 2008 9:15 pm


    McCain really upset the International Olympic Committee, so I’m guessing the organizers of the other 3 Olympic candidate cities were hoping that he would win. It is a fortunate coincidence for Chicago that the President-elect is from their city and will be dominating the news during the period of time when they are deciding which of the 4 cities gets the 2016 Olympics.

  200. d1島 November 5, 2008 9:15 pm

    …and one of the first moves Delta is making in their merger with Northwest is to match the $15 charge for 1st checked luggage

    The fee reverses Delta’s plan to keep the first bag free and is among its initial moves to match Northwest’s pricing on some services. Atlanta-based Delta said Oct. 29 it was adopting Northwest’s policy of offering coach seats with more legroom for $5 to $25 extra.

  201. Garret November 5, 2008 9:17 pm

    The Las Cruces newspaper has an article praising what Dooley has done with La Tech.

    Since Derek Dooley arrived at Louisiana Tech, the football program has improved tremendously.

    Last year, the team was competitive in a 5-7 season. And so far this season, the Bulldogs have a chance to better that record heading into the final third of the season.

    Louisiana Tech (4-4, 2-2 in the WAC) is coming off a 38-35 victory at home against Fresno State and this week, the Bulldogs head to San Jose State to meet the 6-3 Spartans.

  202. Garret November 5, 2008 9:19 pm

    SJSU update.

    San Jose State is in need of a victory as well to keep its hopes of at least a share of a league title alive. The Spartans are 4-1 in league play, a half-game back of Boise State. The Broncos beat the Spartans earlier this season.

    The Spartans are a bit banged up heading into this game. San Jose State head coach Dick Tomey said quarterback Kyle Reed will likely be the backup for Saturday’s game and running back Yonus Davis is out as well.

  203. Garret November 5, 2008 9:20 pm

    Utah State is happy with their red zone D in the UH game.

    “Our defense did an amazing job in the red zone,” Utah State head coach Brent Guy said. “It was such a big win because Hawaii had dominated us in the past. Diondre is developing and getting better in the run game.”

  204. d1島 November 5, 2008 9:21 pm

    Is the Las Cruces paper chronicling successes of other WAC coaches to contrast Mumme’s tenure?

  205. d1島 November 5, 2008 9:25 pm

    Is Dancing With the Stars on tonight or something?

  206. tommui November 5, 2008 9:28 pm

    DPK and Sweety: Many more!!!


  207. Garret November 5, 2008 9:31 pm


    I think that there were articles in the past on how certain WAC coaches were in danger of losing their jobs due to the struggles of their teams. That paper also mentions how BSU has dominated Utah State, though Utah State’s 4-10 record vs. BSU is probably comparable to UH’s record vs. BSU.

  208. Garret November 5, 2008 9:32 pm

    Utah State sure has a tough stretch of WAC games. Fresno State, UH, and BSU all in a row!

  209. Kazz November 5, 2008 9:39 pm


    November 5th, 2008 at 9:32 pm
    Utah State sure has a tough stretch of WAC games. Fresno State, UH, and BSU all in a row!

    Looks like we gave them a “bye” before their matchup with Boise State… 🙁

    One and done!


    UH 38
    NMSU 24

    Mouton – 2 INTS
    Veikune – 4 sacks and 8 tackles for loss
    Fonoti – 2 sacks and 4 tackles for loss

    Alexander – 315 yards passing 4TDs 1 INT

  210. Kekoa November 5, 2008 10:05 pm

    Whoa Kazz!…I should just award you a prize right now for most dedicated and optimistic fan of the week!

    You know there was a certain veteran sportscaster that witnessed your outburst at Therapy’s and was very impressed with your passion for the Warrior team. He described what he saw on AM 1500 this morning.

    Having said that, there was also a certain table partner of yours that ended up wearing her drink home! Be sure you exercise damage control when you see myki on Saturday. Mahalo!

    Go Warriors!

  211. al November 5, 2008 10:10 pm

    hey d1….i disappeared for a moment.
    beside the casino there’s also a racetrack west of the el paso marriott.

    my, what a coincedence.

  212. Pomai November 5, 2008 10:28 pm

    The begining of the bowl run
    24    –    20    Committed Road Warrior
    28    –    17    Pomai
    28    –    21    LizKauai
    31    –    27    Pauoa Boy
    32    –    17    HiFlyer
    38    –    24    mp
    38    –    7    99club
    38    –    24    Kazz
    38    –    28    wafan
    41    –    17    tommui
    42    –    10    las vegas
    45    –    17    lab rat
    63    –    12    homey

  213. d1島 November 5, 2008 10:30 pm


    I noticed that, too.
    It’s unlikely that SEMA Show influenced the table limits in El Paso…GO FOR IT, STEPHEN!


  214. las vegas November 5, 2008 10:53 pm

    Cici’s Pizza

    cashier: 2 buffets, 2 drinks, that’ll be $ 15.04 sir
    me : Ok (hands over a twenty an 4 cents $20.04)
    cashier: thank you, here’s your change, $4.92
    me : Um………….you actually owe me five bucks
    cashier: wha…, wha…., no,….what, oh, wha…., I need help!

    Food was OK, nothing special, dessert was the best part.
    I would go back for a quick lunch, but not for dinner.
    The trailer park crowd was out there in full force, including me wearing shorts and a 10 year old UH Tshirt in 55% weather

  215. Kekoa November 5, 2008 11:07 pm

    LV ~ That change thing with the cashiers of today are a real scream! That same scenario happens more often than not. Then when they call the supervisor, it gets even worse…she can’t count change back to you correctly either, so she says, “Sorry the computer’s down.”

  216. jm2375 November 5, 2008 11:27 pm

    Howzit Kekoa-sensei. Please put me down for Sat. But no be huhu if I pull a jojo or am late, OK? Domo arigato.

  217. Jason November 5, 2008 11:30 pm

    When that happens, I tell them, “I’m a mathematician, trust me.”

    I love that look when I’m at the store, the cost is something like $3.86, and I give $4.11. They look at me like, “Why are you giving me 11 cents?” Then they punch it into the computer, and they see that I get a quarter back. For some, the “light” goes on; for others, they go, “Oh.”

  218. Ralph November 6, 2008 12:36 am

    my alma mater fired their coach today after three seasons in which his teams beat Texas in 2006 and 2007 and went to one bowl in 2006. If K State win 2 or 3 this season they become bowl eligible. He gets 1.1 million buy out…win or move on, UH coaches get a longer leash to develop a winning program, at UH a winning record of 52% appears acceptable…

  219. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 6, 2008 12:37 am

    nigh nigh time. BTW- I’ll ask Kymry to make cookies for Saturday’s game. Remember the beautiful H cookies at the Nevada T-Gate? We won, right?
    Last night she made cookies for a friend running for a public office. He also won.

    So there!
    Nitey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  220. wafan November 6, 2008 3:53 am

    Dang, the Tsai-ko’s at Night crew must have the night off.

    Goooooooood morning Tsai-ko land!

  221. wafan November 6, 2008 3:54 am

    Is this what was meant by “All Quiet on the Western Front”?

  222. wafan November 6, 2008 3:59 am

    SteveM . . .

    Sadly, I do not have any trips planned for Hawai’i until next July. Hopefully, I will be home in time for the next Blog Anniversary Bash.

  223. wafan November 6, 2008 4:07 am

    Want to thank all of you in Hawai’i for sending all of the rain you had last week our way this week. The forecast for today is for 6″ to 10″ of rainfall in some places. Not.

    I thought it was an error so I checked another channel. Yep. 6″ to 10″ of rain. Today. Shoot, the rivers will crest, again. Good thing I checked the maps for elevation and geology reports before buying the house. Good drainage and on a slight elevation. Yeah! No flooding in my crawl space!!!

    Not that I could fit in the crawl space. HA!

  224. wafan November 6, 2008 4:20 am

    So, . . . about the checked bag fees.

    If they attribute fuel costs as the reason for the additional fee would it not make sense for the fee to be based on distance traveled? It takes more fuel to go from here to HNL than to go from here to LAS. But the bag fee is still $15. Why?

    I think it is just another money grab.

    For heaven’s sake. Charge me the additonal $15 on the airfare but leave the bag fee off — it will give me illusion of getting something for a $500+ airfare. You already cram us into ridiculously small spaces, cut back of minimal services, charge for a boxed snack/meal (when I saw what was in there I refused to buy one), charge for “sanitized” headsets, do not really fold or clean the blankets or pillows (found “stuff” on a blanket and what appeared to be drool on a pillow on one flight, and get better service from a foreign hormonal emo teenager at the local corner mart.

    Dang. Sorry about the rant. I feel better now.

  225. wafan November 6, 2008 4:37 am

    Michael Crichton died. He took the dinosaurs with him.

  226. wafan November 6, 2008 4:50 am

    Pride . . .

    Are you sending out the “Tagged” messages? Received one this morning about 3:30.

  227. wafan November 6, 2008 4:52 am

    Looks like rail is a go in Hawai’i.

    Welcome to the future!!!

  228. wafan November 6, 2008 4:54 am

    Off to school. Have to fill their heads.

    See you later today.

  229. Loa November 6, 2008 5:56 am

    morning gang!

    anybody home?

  230. Loa November 6, 2008 6:03 am

    # Stephen Tsai:
    November 5th, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Boss to me: What are you doing here?

    Hmm. Did I forget to mention that I was coming home between games?

    so i guess the boss doesn’t read the blog

  231. Loa November 6, 2008 6:07 am

    # al:
    November 5th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    hey the queen bee casino is nearby the el paso marriott.

    hmmm, at first i thought you was talking about the former yokohama on queen st.

  232. Kekoa November 6, 2008 6:23 am

    Good Thursday morn Loa and the Tsaiko Ohana!

    Stumbled out of bed thinking that I missed my stop on Mufi’s steel wheel Limo!

  233. Loa November 6, 2008 6:24 am

    Scott Robbs substituting today on AM1420

  234. Loa November 6, 2008 6:26 am

    good morning Kekoa … was getting kinda lonely in da hale

  235. Kekoa November 6, 2008 6:29 am

    Blog clock is about 20 minutes faster then I can type on my iPhone…

  236. whitey November 6, 2008 6:31 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Belated congratulations to DPK and Sweetie.

  237. J November 6, 2008 6:33 am

    Morning…anyone in the San Diego area tonight? Want to watch a film for free? We’re doing a sneak peak/cast/crew screening tonight at Hazard Center…


  238. whitey November 6, 2008 6:37 am

    good morning loa and kekoa

  239. Loa November 6, 2008 6:39 am

    morning whitey – how’s everything on the valley isle?

  240. Stretch November 6, 2008 6:39 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    One more day closer to game day!! Actually earning a paycheck now so will check back a little later

  241. Loa November 6, 2008 6:40 am

    Stretch – what? marketing again?

  242. Long Time UH Fan November 6, 2008 6:42 am

    Belated congratulations to Sweety and Da Punchbowl Kid…
    Happy Anniversary!

  243. Long Time UH Fan November 6, 2008 6:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Warrior Nation!

  244. Stretch November 6, 2008 6:48 am

    loa – no marketing today, but I’ll take that task on tomorrow.

  245. whitey November 6, 2008 6:54 am

    morning J, how’s the weather in SD?

  246. whitey November 6, 2008 6:58 am

    stretch, byuntae went to check out the scene last night, same o same o

  247. Kekoa November 6, 2008 7:00 am

    Howzit Whitey!
    I’m crossing my fingers and hoping to ride the SF over with Pops, Diana and maybe Kimana. We may be bringing a small kine celeb (in his own mind!) with us who’s wanted to meet you guys. If we don’t make it, he will still be coming to do some work there over a 3 day period.

    We will be there to visit Ohana, watch the B-ball tournament and slide in to Tiffany’s for a little Maui Moo Call with you and the Duffer man.

    The only thing that has prevented us from coming sooner is our scheduled appointments peppering the calender. I’ll keep you posted.

  248. koakane iPhone November 6, 2008 7:03 am

    morning tsaiko country how is everyone hanging?

    looks like another beautiful day on Hawaii nei.

    like you all can’t wait for saturday and see what warrior team will show up. if cmac is dumping the qb platoon system thinking he may use inoke as running back since pilares is moving to slot ( wondering out loud) any whatever happens sat will a good time.

  249. LizKauai (iPhone) November 6, 2008 7:06 am

    aloha kakahiaka!

  250. d1島 November 6, 2008 7:09 am

    Great Morning All!

    Looks like the night crew is checking in a little late.
    Dasauryte…like Happy Hour, it’s nighttime somewhere!

  251. Kekoa November 6, 2008 7:11 am

    Koakane ~

    We got troubles coming to da TV-gate! Look at post #216. We go to plan ‘B’ wen she shows up. Hehehe!

  252. LizKauai (iPhone) November 6, 2008 7:12 am

    hmmm. Inoke needs to be the b/u QB, right? Otherwise who is there? Shane? Jake?

  253. Hoohiki November 6, 2008 7:12 am

    Wow, our former UH players are making big $$$$bucks!!! (See this ams article). Especially cited Laboy, Sapooga, Pisa….I hope they have it in their hearts to give more to their alma mater who gave them their start…

  254. djmitcho November 6, 2008 7:12 am

    Good morning Tsaikoville! Hope everyone has a great day.

  255. d1島 November 6, 2008 7:14 am

    Runnin’ late….


  256. whitey November 6, 2008 7:15 am

    kekoa, sounds good. i will be out of town from 18th to 27th. going to cold country to freeze my okole (and maybe cure my hem______) aaaahhhhhh.

  257. Sweety and DPK November 6, 2008 7:18 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Thank you all for your kind remarks.

    We had a busy day yesterday and weren’t on the blog. We look forward to seeing you all soon. 🙂

  258. Garret November 6, 2008 7:23 am


    Shane and Jake are not there. Brent Rausch is there with Inoke as the backups.

  259. whitey November 6, 2008 7:23 am

    hoohiki, would be nice to see a state of the art training room for all UH athletes and the site would be called the UH NFL Alumni Hall. It would be built with money from former players who are/were in the NFL and would have their pictures put in various places in the hall. That would be something else!!!

  260. Stretch November 6, 2008 7:25 am

    Ferd = Spud?? on 1420 now

  261. puboxer November 6, 2008 7:25 am

    LWJ seems to have all the tools to be a greta running back but not in this offense. He kind of reminds me of Adrian Murrell from Leilehua who fluorished at WVU from the I formation. LWJ would be awesome as a tailback with a blocking fullback leading the way and also a good QB that can take pressure off the running game and keep defenses honest.
    Btw, our defense was not too good on 3rd and long. Giving up big plays, penalties, blown coverages, etc allowed USU to take advantage.
    “Hawaii, we have a problem”

  262. whitey November 6, 2008 7:26 am

    on a second thought, call it the UH Professional Players Hall. That way any former UH players in any professional sport could donate to UH. This is doable.

  263. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 7:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    I’m stll here, lurking mostly, plenty work, computah slow, yada yada.

    DPK an Sweetie,
    belated happy anniversary.

    WDoc and DDoc,
    howzit howzit. hope you feeling better Doc.

    and to all my Tsaiko friends, like I told some kids at practice yesterday:

    if Barack Obama can become President, you can achieve anything you want if you put your mind into it, play straight, play hard, work hard.

    that goes for coaches too. That goes for all of us.

    Go Warriors! 36-20.

  264. J November 6, 2008 7:27 am

    Hi whitey,

    San Diego has weather?

  265. Garret November 6, 2008 7:27 am


    I’m sad that I can’t go to the screening, as it sounded interesting when J sent me the info. When my kids are a little older we’ll use babysitters more and not worry so much about bedtime. Plus, with Katie’s situation I try not to be away from her during the evening hours. I’m already home all day to watch over her…

    It is 70 degrees now where I live and the forecast has the temperature rising to 77 later today. My daughter’s preschool is a little more inland and it should be around 80 for the high today. Sunny day, no rain.

    We were at Legoland on Sunday when it rained…it rains so rarely here that everyone was pretty surprised. Luckily, it was like a Kaneohe morning shower–light and over quickly, off and on for a few hours. It was sunny and clear by the afternoon, but the big thing was that there was basically no line on the rides! Now I know to take my kids to Legoland in the afternoons after it rains in the morning.

  266. whitey November 6, 2008 7:28 am

    puboxer, welcome to the family and a good morning to you.

  267. Garret November 6, 2008 7:30 am

    Back to work…I’ve got to finish this $%#@ document before my lunch meeting. Describing the origins of my company, the management team, revenue projections, and our legal advisors in just 3 pages is tough.

  268. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 6, 2008 7:31 am

    k. Brent is there… shoots, go fo broke, Inoke!

    This is a cute video from the Colt link on Zorn… sure reminds me of someone!


  269. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 7:32 am

    whoa! “some coaches” being petty @$$? what you talking about?

  270. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 6, 2008 7:33 am

    Oh- welcome puboxer (whadda name!)

    and bhf2- good to see you raking in da kala so you can do more traveling, eh???

  271. whitey November 6, 2008 7:34 am

    i like San Diego. in fact, my insurance agent is located there, northwestern mutual.

  272. whitey November 6, 2008 7:37 am

    good morning liz and bhf2. am trying to do something early in the morning which i usually don’t, so it becomes a real challenge. what you say? laundry.

  273. Stretch November 6, 2008 7:39 am

    byuntae – must have been an early night if you are here this early in the morning

  274. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER November 6, 2008 7:39 am

    laundry… das how I get exercise…bwahahaha!

  275. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 7:43 am

    howzit! that was da Pittts, huh! kept waiting for Colt to play. 😀 nah nah.

  276. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 7:50 am

    yup! also, good fo relations. 😀
    laundry? you seem to be doing dat alot so i got a tip. da plan is fo turn da undies inside out, den you good to go fo anudda week. 😆 an da shirts, just use da unda arm rollon, put em on da shirt, da smell stayz fresh. 😆

  277. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 7:57 am


    howzit howzit.

    I cannot wait fo da Obama FatHead come out, da surfa pikcha. Nutts dat bugga.

    an if coaches go nuts at NMSU, i gonna look like Jesse Jackson wen Obama wen talk in da park. cry cry cry!!! 😀 😛

    Go Warriors!

  278. whitey November 6, 2008 7:59 am

    ok, all you morning tsaikos, it is time to helle on as got some pressing things, like breakfast of champions, etc. you all have a great day and like my wife says “see you later”. take that back, not married, so must be my house saying that.

  279. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 8:06 am


    howzit. you know, there is a lesson to be learned from da Bush to Obama transition. I’m thinking of the Herman to Jim transition. Obama taking over huge problems, yet he projects hope. He makes great speeches. Gets the whole nation thinking positive, sucking it up for the country.

    Warrior Nation. kinda like you, huh! now lets get going samoa, bradda Jim! announcements. make targets. make announcements. an look like Obama. picturesque! dats us. dats you. 😀

    sometimes you cannot bring everybody along. all kinds reasons. just do it, make da callz wit a good heart. an fo crissake, neva 3 same playz in a row.
    we no need stay in 4th gear if you know there is a hill you gotta climb. change gears.

    Go Go Go.

    Go Warriors!

    Go Warriors!!!

  280. tommui November 6, 2008 8:11 am

    BHF2: Glad to see you back on –

    Your Jim Donovan/Barack Obama analogy is right on!

  281. Mei Ling November 6, 2008 8:31 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

  282. tommui November 6, 2008 8:32 am

    There was a mention in some newsclip that Senator Obama and his family will be back in Hawaii in early December for the memorial services for his tutu.

  283. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 8:33 am

    Aww shucks!

    Obama wen name his chief of staff, an i neva get da call. 😛

    had hi hopes of wearin all da bling again. 😆
    coat an ties, parties, going Redskins games. 😆

    wuz lookin forward fo my hair die. 😛

    now i gotta hang Hilo. 🙁

    but da best part is:

    Go Warriors!!!!!

  284. koakane™ November 6, 2008 8:34 am

    kekoa no worry beef curry about jm2375 will have the duc tape ready just in case.

    bty jm tape is for homey and kekoa so dey no eat yur fuuuuud 🙂

    glorious morning so far and like I mentioned before ……… beautiful day in hawaii nei.

    enjoy the day esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeee whooooooooooooosh

  285. koakane™ November 6, 2008 8:35 am

    oops ekala mai


  286. bighilofan2 November 6, 2008 8:36 am

    Mei Ling,

    howdy howdy!

    my grandkid is having a blast at NAU. something about hockey.

    well, gotta go work. hi ho hi ho.

  287. addahknowjoe November 6, 2008 8:43 am


    Aaaah, az OK. You still Hilo’s Chief of Staff.

    And good ting.

    Somebody gotta show Kenoi the ropes, eh?

  288. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 8:43 am

    Howzit Big Hilo Guy!

    Nice to have you back on the blog. We need somebody to wake them chikkins up. 😆

  289. Da Punchbowl Kid November 6, 2008 8:44 am

    Howzit Hawaiian!

  290. addahknowjoe November 6, 2008 8:47 am

    DPK- Howzit, my braddah.

    Hope you and sweetie had a wonderful birfdey/Anniversary fest.

    How the project coming along? Solid?

  291. Mei Ling November 6, 2008 8:48 am


    Glad to hear your grandkid is having fun in Flagstaff. Ice hockey with ice skates?
    I think the advisor said she took a couple of girls to the ice skating rink a couple of weeks ago. Hope she went to our halau’s highway cleanup on 11/1 & had a great pa’ina at my hula sister’s house in Sedona.

    Did you ever find someone to help the student with their financial aid paperwork?

  292. jm2375 November 6, 2008 8:49 am

    Howzit ST, bhf2, koakane, Kekoa, DPK, a-joe and all other Tsai-kos!

    Pride. – got another email. Dey got a hold of your gmail addy.


  293. mctruck November 6, 2008 8:50 am

    CNN had a report that some front page news papers of Barack Obama’s nomination,(Nov.5th-issues) are selling on E-Bay for some big bucks.
    Save them Hawaii newspapers; should go for, $$$$Cha-Ching$$$$.

  294. Nalani November 6, 2008 8:52 am

    Does this story remind anyone of our season?

    By Judy Marshall, Ph.D.
    (A Chinese/Zen Fable, as told by Judy Marshall)

    There once was an old farmer, who lived in a remote region of the mainland, where the terrain is rough and the villagers manage to eek out a meager existence only through hard work and the grace of God. One day someone left the gate open on the farmer’s pasture, and his only horse ran away. Now this was a very grave situation, indeed, as in these parts it is said that one horse is worth ten sons or the earnings of a lifetime. The villagers, hearing of this great loss, came to console the farmer. With pity in their eyes of those who are glad it did not happen to them, the villagers shook their heads and moaned in unison that the running off of a horse is a terrible thing. The farmer, who was very wise, accepted their consolations, and shaking his head, muttered calmly, “We’ll just wait and see.”

    Within a week the horse had returned, bringing with it three wild ponies of such magnificence only heard of in the ancient fables. The villagers all came to witness and marvel at these wondrous creatures, and some brought gifts in the hope of incurring favor as now the farmer was a very rich man. With envy in their eyes, the villagers applauded the farmer for his good fortune. But the farmer appeared unmoved, and showing neither pride nor excitement, accepted their blessings, stating calmly, “We’ll just wait and see.”

    Three days later, after the villagers had gone home, the farmer’s only son was out breaking in the new ponies. But their magnificence was matched by an unexpected strength, and the second pony threw and trampled the farmer’s son, leaving him near dead with two broken legs. There were tears in the old peasant’s eyes as he carried his child off the field. The son survived the critical period, and his bones were set, but as the villagers gathered to hear the news and lend support, the doctor could not pronounce if the son would ever walk again. With eyes like smug rodents whose faith in themselves is confirmed when ill fortune attends to a lucky man, the villagers shook their heads, lamenting what a tragedy had occurred for the farmer, who now had a cripple for a son. The old farmer thanked them for their concern and condolences, calmly saying, “We’ll just wait and see.”

    The farmer’s son did begin to recuperate, but it took a long time. The farmer was now poorer than ever, as he had no son to accompany him in the fields, and no one wanted to buy the ponies because they were afraid. Yet, by the help of occasional gifts and his own labor, he managed to gather just enough to feed his family, always giving the best of whatever he had to his son to encourage his recuperation. During this time the other villagers flourished as much as poor villagers can, and as those who are better off are wont to do, they were generous with their sympathy for the farmer for having a crippled child.

    For no reason that had anything to do with the village, the king from his palace far off in the capital city declared war on a neighboring country. That was how it came to be that in the spring, just as the old farmer’s son was taking his first steps, the government officials appeared with orders to conscript all the able-bodied young men into the army. The only son in the entire village who was not drafted was the old farmer’s.

    “How lucky you are, old man! We are sending our children, our very seed off to war, probably to die,” one or another of the villagers yelled out as they bade farewell to their departing sons. Full of tears, their eyes showed no particular emotion toward the farmer, so overcome were they with their own grief.

    The farmer watched the leave-taking, and his heart went out to the villagers as he was a kind and compassionate man. So, he answered softly, “We’ll just wait and see.”

  295. koakane™ November 6, 2008 8:58 am

    bhf2 eh bruddah long time no hea wot your jugs was broken? 😆 bwhaaaaaaaa

  296. Kekoa November 6, 2008 9:00 am

    Whoa my Pahtna! I tot we wuz tight Bull?! Now I gotta do battle wit da forces of evil by my lonesome!

    Homey put da Poodles on da treadmill for an extra 30 minutes a day. Feed dem da gun powder Sat. morning! Load up da Supah Soakers and da paint guns.

    Dat little birdee told me your Fisher Price clubs are not making da trip. Instead, the old Championship sticks are coming out of moth balls. Look out Stretch!…

  297. Kekoa November 6, 2008 9:07 am

    Aloha Nalani!

    We won’t have to worry about the words to the songs this weekend, as the Karaoke screens will take care of that. It’ll give us time to put together some songs for the Nov. 22nd T-gate, so we can print those out for the peeps.

    See ya!

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    Hey Gang!

    New Post is up….

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