Placement tests

Expect a depth chart at quarterback to be established as early as the middle of next week.
After that, the snaps, which currently are spread equally, will be distributed on a weighted system. The No. 1 quarterback will receive 75 percent of the snaps in 7-on-7 and team drills, and the No. 2 will get 25 percent of the snaps. The No. 3 will get mental reps.
Not enough of the offense has been implemented for the coaches to set a depth chart. Several plays were added yesterday and more will be added tomorrow.

* * *

Liko Satele, younger brother of Brashton Satele, is required to redshirt this season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. He was added to the tight training-camp roster as a scout-team player.
That’s an interesting concept by coach Greg McMackin — players brought in not to compete for starting jobs but to help prepare the top-of-the-depth-chart players.
And that also follows McMackin’s straight-forward approach. After spring training, McMackin met with every player, telling each about his expected role this season. A few chose to transfer, seeking better playing time. Most stuck it out.

* * *

My brother has a parking pass. He rides a motorcycle. Today, his motorcycle was towed from The Tizer parking lot. Wuh? It cost him $170 to retrieve it. Even UH folks thought that was un-beee-lievable. I mean, UH people think we’re doing crazy things? And that’s why we’re going to have one less UH football story tomorrow. Of course, nobody has admitted to making the call.

* * *

Here’s former UH linebacker Matt Wright, who was the guest speaker on a guidance-counseling seminar today. Wright, who works as a financial planner, told the players the importance of academics. Wright’s UH roommates were Chris Brown and Pisa Tinoisamoa.


* * *

Here’s linebacker Adam Leonard. He suffered hamstring tighness today, but he should be OK.


* * *

Here’s linebacker Solomon Elmimian preparing for practice. Elimimian made a great selfless play today, taking on a lineman to free Leonard to make a tackle.


* * *



  1. Jayson August 7, 2008 8:38 am


  2. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 8:39 am


  3. Jayson August 7, 2008 8:40 am

  4. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 8:40 am

    Faux gators to challenge the team… cool!

  5. Jayson August 7, 2008 8:41 am

    Gotcha Liz!

  6. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 8:41 am

    morning all

  7. bonar August 7, 2008 8:43 am


  8. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 8:45 am

    Yah, baby… the Coltster is the bomb!

    “Jim Zorn said he might rotate his quarterbacks differently Saturday than he did in the preseason opener. Starter Jason Campbell will again open the game with the first team, but rookie Colt Brennan might go in next instead of back-up Todd Collins.

    Zorn wants to see Brennan operate in different aspects of the offense, considering that a few weeks from now Brennan will be banished to holding a clipboard for another year as he develops. “We may mix and match here as we go on,” Zorn said.

    Regardless, Collins and Brennan will be playing a lot again, with the starters out there for three series, tops.”

  9. Jayson August 7, 2008 8:46 am

    Has anyone ever got College Game Plan with Time Warner?

  10. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 8:48 am

    Colt is already winning the hearts and minds of the fans… if he continues to deliver… how can they keep him on the sidelines with clipboard duty? The fans will go crazy! The Cult of Colt – as the mainlanders put it – is just waiting to explode. Redskin fans have been starving for a “franchise QB” for years.

  11. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 9:00 am

    interesting to note that on da wsn board, most people who’ve been to practice seem to think that g. alexander will eventually win da job. da only person ive heard who seems to solidly be on inoke’s side is bobby “if you’re in da market for a new car….get one of our mroning show mugs, heavy glass enbossed stein for beverages hot or cold” curran. gl to all of em, may da best man win.

    on another note, on L & L show last nite, they stated this is only da 2nd time da gaytors have played a home game at 12:30ish EST in their history. no matter who you play, they gotta know this is going to take a LOT out of dem. gotta expect them to think they can save some energy for da U 9/6. let em think like that.

    2 weeks til da pigout, 3 weeks 2 days till da gaytors. colt/cj saturday.

  12. HawaiianKiko August 7, 2008 9:02 am

    Good Morning TSAIKOs and CyBeerLurkers ….top of the moring….great to see Colt getting more snaps in a game situation…..and to the present Warrior team….get the reps and learn the skill positions and plays….and the (Warrior) beats go on….and on !!!!!!!

  13. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 9:04 am

    tanx for dat story LK, now can’t wait to see what colt can do against better competition. if (when) he does lights out again, what’s their excuse gonna be dis time. u gotta know coach zorn no matter what he says externally knows he thinks he got a gem on da inside.

  14. las vegas August 7, 2008 9:09 am

    As much as I appreciate Todd Collins’ play at the end of last year, I believe that Colt will overtake him on the depth chart by mid-season.

    Barring injuries to Campbell, CB will see only mop up duty this year and the next.

  15. tom mui August 7, 2008 9:13 am

    Redskin fans have been starving for a “franchise QB” for years.

    Go Colt!

  16. las vegas August 7, 2008 9:15 am

    Guess it’s time to put away my John Riggins and my Dave Butz jerseys and spring for a CB #5.
    But 80+ bucks? How do I hide this from Mrs.LV?

  17. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 9:16 am

    In a way, the Colt situation is mirroring our own team’s QB situation. What happens when the apparent starter (s) are challenged by the new JC guys?
    At least, we Warrior fans can think- Heck yes- take the best guy- give us the best chance!

    Some Redskins fans are like- heck no, a 6th round draft pick over a proven NFL guy??? WTH???

    Until you get into the stadium (remember, the HOF game was in OHIO- Saturday will be a HOME Game at FedEx Stadium!) and the crowd goes wild!

    Favre? unh-huh It will be Colt’s Big Chance. He better be studying extra hard this week.

    So much for a cruising, clipboard learning year.


  18. Stretch August 7, 2008 9:17 am

    lv – hide it in your new vehicle

  19. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 9:18 am

    oh btw- good luck to CJ Hawthorne with the Bills too. Glad he doesn’t play defense against the Coltster!

  20. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 9:20 am

    las vegas- get the cheaper #5 jersey from Reebok. then you will be just like the rest of us Hawaiians who cannot order from the NFL Shop.

  21. Stretch August 7, 2008 9:20 am

    I hope at least one of the Hawaii guys will be on tv this coming weekend.

  22. NEO August 7, 2008 9:24 am

    Can you guys feel it? I’m chomping at the bit… Football Fever is back… (although for me it never left…) Colt is going to provide a boon for Hawaii in the NFL, NOW is the time for the University of Hawaii to start believing, not 4 games into the season, NOW!!!

  23. las vegas August 7, 2008 9:25 am

    Hey! LizKauai!
    Thanks for the tip!!
    I went to the Rebok/NFL site and I got this great Mark Brunnell Redskin Jersy for 39.95!
    Oh Boy! ………try wait…….nevah mind

  24. las vegas August 7, 2008 9:32 am

    What I meant was, how do I hide the money?
    Since the car, I’ve been giving Mrs. LV all my tips (minus aftermarket Billet grill and K & M cold air intake assembly).

    As for the jerseys, not being a fan, the # number change will go right by her

  25. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 9:33 am

    let’s not get 2 ahead of ourselves cuz i know it’s only one preseason game, but c’mon skins fans. you have2 keep an open mind cuz in da NFL you never know

    6th round draft pick against a proven commodity, sound familiar. i know 3 super bowl rings later, da pats are lovin their 6th round gem, less than 10 years in da league and brady’s already a sure fire HOF. bledsoe, ahh not so much

  26. las vegas August 7, 2008 9:38 am

    6th round is nothing, Johnnie U drafted in 9th round and cut.
    Bart Starr in the 17th round.

  27. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 9:42 am

    9th and 17th rounds, wow that’s absurd. neva even know there was a time had 17 rounds. talk about steals 🙂

  28. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 9:44 am

    Yah- and I wanna see how all the other QB’s drafted ahead of Colt will do this year.

    Matt Ryan QB BOSTON COLLEGE 1 3(3) Atlanta
    Joe Flacco QB DELAWARE 1 18(18) Baltimore
    Brian Brohm QB LOUISVILLE 2 25(56) Green Bay
    Chad Henne QB MICHIGAN 2 26(57) Miami
    Kevin O’Connell QB SD STATE 3 31(94) New England
    John David Booty QB USC 5 2(137) Minnesota
    Dennis Dixon QB OREGON 5 21(156) Pittsburgh
    Josh Johnson QB SAN DIEGO 5 25(160) Tampa Bay
    Erik Ainge QB TENNESSEE 5 27(162) New York

  29. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 9:46 am

    The Jets 2nd game will be against the Pats. Favre vs. Brady — 2 of my fave QBs. Too bad only one of them will prevail.

  30. las vegas August 7, 2008 9:48 am

    back then only get 12 or 14 teams in nfl, players had “real” jobs in off season.
    Defensive tackles weighed 220 pounds, pads were made of leather

  31. bueller555 August 7, 2008 9:52 am

    If Collins ends up being cut, I’d love for Colt to claim the #15 jersey for himself.

  32. Jun Tao August 7, 2008 9:54 am

    Go Greg Alexander!!!

  33. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 9:55 am

    only remember da old schools helmets back in da day, no such thing as facemasks. those were real men. too many prima donnas now. i guess those guys have a right to be mad at the contracts now a days. nfl better not screw the guys from back in the day, better take care of them, medically and financially.

  34. las vegas August 7, 2008 10:00 am

    da princess’ classmate,
    interesting that you mention the old timers.
    Many never made money and are now pretty much destitute and without insurance.
    NFL and players union not much help.

  35. Brother Love August 7, 2008 10:02 am

    wow, did anybody see the line for the hawaii/fla gm. UH not getting no respect getting 34 pts against the gators and looks to be rising..

  36. las vegas August 7, 2008 10:04 am

    Jets Vs Pats

    Brady= 4TDs, 214 yards

    Farve= 1 crying fit, 2 temper tantrums & wet his pants

  37. las vegas August 7, 2008 10:05 am

    Brother Love

    psst….take da points

  38. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 10:06 am

    Inoke Funaki is so humble. He mentioned the JC Qbs’ height and said you can’t teach height.

    There’s a chance that he does not start and might end up being back up to Alexander.

  39. las vegas August 7, 2008 10:07 am

    btw ‘Skins at Jets 8/16 preseason

  40. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 10:08 am

    not 2 look 2 far ahead, but would be interested to see t. collins’ contract. if he make plenty mula as a backup, and da skins like colt’s progress in 2008, would be interesting to see what they do in 2009. maybe should wait to buy da brennan #5 jersey as bueller mentioned #15 might become available. 🙂

  41. las vegas August 7, 2008 10:08 am

    time fo work

  42. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 10:15 am

    re: da pts,

    started out at 27.5 to 28 and hasn’t stopped rising. sharps r on da gaytors. well screm em all. smart gambler could’ve middled it already 2.

    LV –
    let’s just say in my previuos employment, i prepped taxes for a guy (won’t mention his name) that gets a pension check from the nfl. luckily for him, he’s also now a professional that doesn’t really need an nfl pension. but if he had to live on that alone, well, ….. it’d be tough in hawaii to live off of a 4 figure a year salary. just like da saying goes, never 4get where i’m from, well da nfl better not 4got who got them there.

  43. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 10:33 am

    The Colt haters are raving but I thought this was a great (channeling George Carlin) insert into the fray:

    Originally Posted by jaydogg3eb
    Well, it might be a big deal…

    If TC15 stinks, and CB5 comes in and lights it up like an AK47 in a terrorists hands on a A380, then this could leave JZHC and DSO with a tough decision. But, it would be awesome if CB5 were better, because he would win the QB1 position and take us to SB43 where we would totally win, just like the B52’s won of all our hearts with that Love Shack song back in the M80’s. Then, during our SB43 victory parade, we could get U2 to come and rock out with MK12 and BL85 (we would bring him back just for the SB43 parade) showcasing there B301 (represent!) rap skills.

    Man, if we won SB43 with C5 at Q1, my heart would just explode like C4 on a hot day with no SPF70 sunscreen!

  44. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 10:38 am

    btw- anyone know what the Hawaii TV ratings were for the HOF game last week? I’m having this little “disagreement” with someone…

  45. (Jesse) James August 7, 2008 10:50 am

    Good morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!!! Busy day today, just taking a break to stop by and say hello.

    Sounds like the team is getting down to business and beginning to function like a TEAM….good job Warriors!!!

    And just a reminder:

    For those of us who can’t make it to the Swamp to cheer on our beloved Warriors, we can do the next best thing and get together and cheer them on. So, the first TV Tsaikogate viewing of 2008 is on. Come join us for a great time watching our Warriors take on the Florida Gators.



    Date: Saturday, August 30, 2008
    Time: 6:00 a.m. (yes, that’s six in the morning)
    Cost: $20 (all you can eat breakfast and all you can drink coffee)

    Breakfast menu includes:

    Miso soup
    fresh fruit
    scrambled eggs
    vienna sausage
    portugese sausage
    Genji fried rice
    steamed rice
    endless coffee

    Please visit Steve M’s website for further details and send an RSVP to me at or post on blog to me. Count is now at 31…and rising…


  46. g-nalo August 7, 2008 11:04 am

    good morning good morning all!

    stopped in for a quick lurk but since i’m here, might as well say Yo!

    ok, lurking all done for now.

  47. Nelson from DC August 7, 2008 11:05 am

    Sorry to announce that Colt is not even being mentioned in the local news. So, any QB controversy or Colt following has been put on the backburner but there’s a rare sense of anticipation for this weekend’s game.
    I live about 7 miles from FedEx field, deep in the heart of Redskins country. You can already see cars driving around with Redskins flags flying (a tradition for home game weekends). At my church, people put away their suits and ties to wear Redskins jerseys when the team is playing at home – I’ll be on the lookout for any Colt jerseys at church on Sunday. There will be over 90,000 people in the stands at FedEx field, which is ALWAYS sold out.
    What Colt needs to do is play mistake-free ball. These are perhaps the only fans that are perfectly happy with a cloud of dust and 2-yards-at-a-time plays. Like it or not, Colt will be a backup, and there’s nothing worse than a backup who can’t take care of the ball. Colt has the number 3 QB spot in the bag. The pressure is really on Todd Collins not to lose his number 2 spot (although nobody is talking about it). Frankly, I don’t think Todd will lose his spot this year but his leash may get shorter.
    My fearless prediction for this situation is that the Skins will play up Todd Collins all year as the number 2 guy who took the team to the playoffs last year (think “value”). If Colt is a bust, nothing lost. If Colt starts showing everybody what a steal he was as a 6th rounder, look for the Skins to lock-up Jason Campbell to a new contract next year and to let Todd Collins look for a starting job somewhere else. So Colt will start as the number 2 QB next year and, as rough as the NFC East is, it wouldn’t surprise me if he started a few games.
    Colt, if you are reading this, those same 90,000 people you will be playing in front of already saw what you are capable of doing. The keys for this weekend are to take care of the ball, make good decisions, and manage the offense – nothing more – and good luck to you.

  48. eighty8 August 7, 2008 11:05 am

    I’m a colt lover but i don’t want to express it.

    That Redskins Message Board is full of Colt fans but since they have all come out of the woodwork due to his HOF game performance, once he comes down to earth the haters will come back even stronger. Since this particular blog is growing watch the haters come onto this board and start flaming away.

  49. g-nalo August 7, 2008 11:06 am

    Brother Love

    psst….take da points

    yep, IMO no hafta eben tink!

  50. J-Dog August 7, 2008 11:12 am

    re: #15 for Colt


    August 7th, 2008 at 9:52 am
    If Collins ends up being cut, I’d love for Colt to claim the #15 jersey for himself.

    I remember reading somewhere that the only way NFL players can change their jersey number is if they move to another team. Which is why you see a lot of receivers changing from the 80’s to the “-teens” or vice versa when they are with a new franchise ala Randy Moss #84 (Vikings) #18 (Raiders) #81 (Patriots).

  51. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 11:21 am

    What about the NBA, though? Didn’t Kobe change his number while still a Laker? Someone told me it’s because the Lakers wanted to sell more jerseys.

  52. longboarder August 7, 2008 11:22 am

    I cannot wait for the NFL regular season to start. Then the Colt talk, comparisons, i told you so’s, arguments, etc will stop. He will be 2nd or 3rd string and there will not be much to talk about. WE CAN THEN concentrate on our Warriors.

  53. J August 7, 2008 11:34 am

    NFL and NBA, different leagues, different rules.

    You can read this article from last year about the cost of changing one’s number.

    And another article

  54. SteveM August 7, 2008 11:36 am

    9 days 8 hours until…

    Saturday – August 16, 2008
    Krazy Karaoke 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight (minimum)

    The large room at the Young Street Krazy Karaoke holds at least 55 persons. STRETCH has made the reservation and put down the deposits.

    Same arrangement as last April 19’s Krazy Karaoke Call

    • bring your own drinks (this room has a lot more cooler space)
    • bring snacks and pupu’s (optional)
    • $15 per person to cover room rental/karaoke
    • pay Stretch or designee at the door that night

    Current RSVP Count = 46

    RSVP on blog or email SteveM — stevem.hnl (at)
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    Updates will be posted in the Events Calendar section
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    I will be listing the dish/pupu/goody items that attendees might voluntarily bring to the Karaoke Call so everyone can see the overall “menu”. Bear in mind that only 15-20 people max. should bring food–so don’t feel you must bring something.

    Please email me with your tentative food item or speciality dish (hint, hint). I will list it in the Events calendar section above.

  55. Hawaiianbod August 7, 2008 11:36 am

    Stretch – re 21:

    New Orleans vs Arizona – 2pm (ESPN)
    Baltimore vs New England – 3pm (CBS)

    Seattle vs Minnesota – 2pm (CBS)
    San Fran vs Oakland – 7pm (ABC)

    Dallas vs San Diego – 4pm (CBS)

    Cincinnati vs Green Bay – 2pm (ESPN)

  56. bueller555 August 7, 2008 11:36 am

    Regarding jersey numbers, I think that pre-season is a different animal. Because the rosters aren’t set, I think that jersey numbers can change. I remember that Ashley Lelie had a different number in pre-season than the regular season. Maybe it just can’t change during the regular and post-season?

  57. SteveM August 7, 2008 11:42 am

    😆 😀 😆


    Saturday August 9, 2008
    11:30 AM (buffet)

    Palace BBQ Buffet (Korean) – 11:30 AM
    1092 E. El Camino Road Real #1
    Sunnyvale, California

    Attendees confirmed so far:
    Addahknowjoe & Addahknowsports
    Garret, Lori, Faith, and Mika
    808chef (maybe)

    RSVP on the blog or email brew808 or Garret

  58. g-nalo August 7, 2008 11:44 am

    San Fran vs Oakland – 7pm (ABC)

    HB – just making sure………..Hawaii time right? [delayed basis]

  59. Rob25 August 7, 2008 11:48 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko nation!

    Had a fun time watching practice yesterday. Might have to do it again today. Gotta remember to print out a roster before I go so I can get used to the new numbers some of the players have.

    A-sports – Hope you’re having a great time. We are here…thanks for the compliment!

    sjmacro & myki – Thank you for the DVD’s. Can I give you one of my children as payment? j/k You are so fast…Ronnie was thrilled. She didn’t expect that you were going to have the UNLV game and when I informed her that it was in the set…I think it took her breath away. You are too good to me. Hope to see you at practice today.

    Midori – Thanks for the pics…very exciting!

    Homey – You up yet or did you have a hard time at work last night?

  60. chawan_cut August 7, 2008 11:50 am

    anyone going to practice today?
    i’ll be somewhere in the shade.

  61. Hawaiianbod August 7, 2008 11:50 am

    g-nalo – yah, taped delay.

  62. J-Dog August 7, 2008 11:55 am

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    August 7th, 2008 at 11:21 am
    What about the NBA, though? Didn’t Kobe change his number while still a Laker? Someone told me it’s because the Lakers wanted to sell more jerseys.

    uhhhh…we’re not talking about the NBA.

  63. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 11:58 am

    Stretch- re 21:
    (Dish Network and other Satellite Subscribers)

    2008 Preseason games on NFL Network (ALL TIMES EASTERN)

    Week 1
    Thursday, Aug. 7
    Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears 12 a.m. (HD)
    Friday, Aug. 8
    New York Giants at Detroit Lions 12:30 p.m. (HD)
    Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears 3:30 p.m.(HD)
    Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers (LIVE) 7:30 p.m.(HD)
    Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings 11:30 p.m.(HD)
    Saturday, Aug. 9
    New York Jets at Cleveland Browns 10 a.m.(HD)
    Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots 1 p.m.(HD)
    New York Giants at Detroit Lions 4 p.m.(HD)
    Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins (LIVE) 7 p.m.(HD)
    Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers (LIVE) 10 p.m.(HD)
    Sunday, Aug. 10
    San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders 1 a.m.(HD)
    Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears 4 a.m. (HD)
    Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers 7 a.m. (HD)
    Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars 10 a.m.
    St Louis Rams at Tennessee Titans 1 p.m.
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins 4 p.m. (HD)
    Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers 7 p.m. (HD)
    Denver Broncos at Houston Texans 10 p.m. (HD)
    Monday, Aug. 11
    New York Jets at Cleveland Browns 1 a.m. (HD)
    Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins 4 a.m. (HD)
    Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots 7 a.m. (HD)
    New York Giants at Detroit Lions 10 a.m. (HD)
    Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings 1 p.m. (HD)
    Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers 4 p.m. (HD)
    Tuesday, Aug. 12
    San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers 12 a.m. (HD)
    Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers 7 a.m. (HD)
    St. Louis Rams at Tennessee Titans 10 a.m.
    New York Jets at Cleveland Browns 1 p.m. (HD)
    Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers 4 p.m.(HD)
    Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots 8 p.m.(HD)
    Wednesday, Aug. 13
    Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings 12 a.m.(HD)
    Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars 7 a.m.(HD)
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins 10 a.m.(HD)
    Buffalo Bills at Washington Redskins 1 p.m.(HD)
    Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears 4 p.m.(HD)
    New York Giants at Detroit Lions 8 p.m.(HD)
    Thursday, Aug. 14
    Denver Broncos at Houston Texans 12 a.m.(HD)
    Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers 7 a.m.(HD)
    Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers 10 a.m.(HD)
    San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders 1 p.m.(HD)
    Indianapolis Colts at Carolina Panthers 4 p.m.(HD)

  64. Pomai August 7, 2008 12:00 pm

    Not sure if this was posted before!

    “More than his throws, what I was pleased with is how he was looking to the right guy when he was backpedaling,” said Zorn, a former NFL quarterback. “He knew the plays, knew the routes. He should feel very good about his performance.”

    Rookie Colt Brennan

  65. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 12:00 pm

    i know it’s a little early, but for all you folks that have been to practice, what’s your gut tell you bout da QB spot. kinda anxious to see da reports from 2days practice, first one in pads, right??

    kinda wanna c Mana Silva in action. must be a stud if he’s ahead of Erob on da 2deep. hope LWJ is working himself into better shape, definitely gonna need him to share da load with Libre.

  66. protector August 7, 2008 12:12 pm

    Since Tyler Graunke is out of the picture, a least temporarily, I feel this is Inoke Funaki’s time to shine! As good as Greg Alexander is, I still think it’s unlikely he will overtake Inoke later on in the season. Inoke was impressive even in mop-up duty- -he looked very efficient and was terrific running the ball. He looked even better at the Stadium in the Spring Battle. He looked very calm, efficient & seemed in even better physical shape. I don’t see Alexander or Rausch picking up the nuances & subtleties of the Offense in one season. I have great anticipation of what these 2 guys will be able to do next year (with a whole season of experience with the Offfense)! In the meanwhile, I feel now that it might be prophetic that someone in the pre-season had touted Funaki as the pre-season Offensive Player of the Year?

  67. WarriorMojo August 7, 2008 12:13 pm

    Okay, I’ve been holding back from posting to think about some of the comments from yesterday. If anything I said offended anyone, then I sincerely apologize. What was said was intended in humor, and I am sorry if it crossed the line.

    On the other hand I have to say that I don’t feel any shame in anything I wrote nor do I feel that I brought any disgrace upon myself or my family. And, with that, I am done speaking about that forever.

  68. WarriorMojo August 7, 2008 12:16 pm

    Okay, I’ll chip in few a few things I noted yesterday, Day 3 of practice.

    Michael Washington looks to be explosive this year. Although he’s a smaller guy, he’s fearless in traffic and is always looking for YAC. It’s too bad he never got any PT before because the dude can play. I really tip my hat to MW and Bain. Both guys have been backups for three years without seeing any real playing time at all, yet both guys took care of their grades and in their off season workouts. As a result, both guys are penciled in as starters and are making the most of their opportunities. THAT is how you take care of business. THAT is what you call leadership.

    The good news is that CJ was awesome coming in off the edge from the left DE spot. He would have had two sacks and several hurries in a real game. The bad news is that he was chewing up the right side of our O-line. He clearly got by Steiny on at least one of those plays.

    I would say significant improvement was shown in the post-practice running. Just to give you guys an idea of what the drill is, the team is split up into two groups, basically backs and linemen. Both groups line up on one sideline and then have to run to the opposite sideline and back within a set number of seconds. IIRC, the backs run across and back without stopping while the linemen rest after crossing the field once. I think the time for the linemen was twelve seconds to complete each leg and then ten seconds of rest. Not sure about the times for the backs.

    These guys were intense about the running. At one point I guess some guys were cheating because Estes yelled out, “Get back to the line! NO f*cking cheating!” I took a step back myself when he said that.

    Anyway, I saw substantial improvement in the linemen. There was only one player who seemed unable to keep up and he was much better than when I saw him on Monday. For the record, it was NOT an Olinemen. Since I singled them out the last time, it is only fair to note that Ginlack and Hisatake were much, much better. Hisatake in particular looked good and didn’t seem to have any problems with the running at all, really.

    Coach Smith is continuing to tinker with his guys, which is good. The first five were still Steiny, Lafu, Estes, Bear, and Kia, but I noticed that Hisatake got reps at LG. Adrian Thomas looks better and better at RT.

    Bottomline, though, is the D is looking awesome and certainly they should. This is the second year that this system is in place and most of these guys were on the team last year. They SHOULD be comfortable with it and ahead of the Offense and they are. We gotta be patient with the O. They are installing a new system, with new players at critical positions. They will improve greatly once the starters are established and can get more reps. The Oline will then have a chance to jell, which they cannot do right now with all the changes.

    Anyway, that’s my .02. Go Warriors!

  69. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 12:26 pm

    “99 to 1: Grice-Mullen. You’re looking at the longshot.”

    They play tonight. Find someone with Dish or another Satellite service (not my house- Flu bug, sorry) at 6:30pm for the Bears game.

  70. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 12:28 pm

    thanx for da report WM

    been a little concerned about Steinhoff ever since da 2nd half of the reno game, he got beat numerous times by Nevada’s speed rusher (a frosh or 1st yr JC guy IIRC) in that 2nd half even though we pulled it out. i was hoping it was a technique thing but …..

    anywayz hope he has competition and Smith and gerke help him out a little to combat these speed guyz or we’ll just have to give him some help from da RB position.

  71. Kekoa August 7, 2008 12:28 pm

    Hiya Liz! Just making my rounds. Looks like you are doing better. I’ll be checking your chart here from time to time. Continue on your meds, get plenty liquids, get more rest.

    For me, the choice today is: Fundraiser or Practice. Practice or Fundraiser + Pride’s call for support from the crew = Go Fundraiser! Gotta make sure Kauai is going to get a good replacement for Mayor.

  72. onarock August 7, 2008 12:33 pm

    Thanks, WarriorMojo, for your $2.00! Wow, what a report. Your comment about Steiny brings back flashbacks of the SB performance. Man, he was getting beat bad! Guess we just have to trust the coaches on that call if he does stay at RT. Looking forward to your next report! Mahaloz!

  73. Kazz August 7, 2008 12:37 pm


    Mahalo to you and all those that are able to get the practice reports in to add to the blog.

    I can’t wait until Saturday when I can catch a few hours of this for myself and then for the most part of the week of the 18th.

    By then things should start to really take shape (I HOPE…. no I BELIEVE!!!).

    After the spring, I really started to become a fan of Adrian Thomas hoping he’d get looks at the #1 RT spot, but may the best man win.

  74. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 12:40 pm
    “On the Field for Afternoon Practice: 8/7

    Fred Smoot made a nice move to get inside of either McMullen or Toler (couldn’t see if it was 16 or 1 8) and knock down a Colt Brennan pass. Colt actually had a little bit of a rougher practice this afternoon, not looking quite as on-the-money as he did this morning. Still got completely mobbed by the media afterward, though.”

  75. onarock August 7, 2008 12:48 pm

    Thank you, LizKauai for those Colt updates!

  76. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 12:49 pm

    Hi Kekoa!
    Yup. Sleep, chickensoup, meds, blog, sleep, chickensoup, meds, blog, sleep…

  77. Curt August 7, 2008 12:51 pm

    LizKauai. Thanks for keeping us all updated on Colt and the others. Hope you’re feelin’ mo betta today.

  78. Kazz August 7, 2008 12:54 pm

    My humble opinions:

    LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER:

    August 7th, 2008 at 9:44 am
    Yah- and I wanna see how all the other QB’s drafted ahead of Colt will do this year.

    Matt Ryan QB BOSTON COLLEGE 1 3(3) Atlanta will do either “enuff” or will do “well”.
    Joe Flacco QB DELAWARE 1 18(18) Baltimore FLOP!!! Sheesh, this guy didn’t even play “true” Division I ball!!!!…(nothing against 1AA, but I am just disgusted with this. The illegitimate son of Mel Kiper WILL FAIL!!!
    Brian Brohm QB LOUISVILLE 2 25(56) Green Bay so-so
    Chad Henne QB MICHIGAN 2 26(57) Miami camp reports have not been too kind on him, seems like has accuracy issues. will struggle.
    Kevin O’Connell QB SD STATE 3 31(94) New England no comment
    John David Booty QB USC 5 2(137) Minnesota
    Dennis Dixon QB OREGON 5 21(156) Pittsburgh
    will roll out of the pocket on first snap and will get destroyed by a linebacker and then he will remember that the NFL does NOT favor the option!!!
    Josh Johnson QB SAN DIEGO 5 25(160) Tampa Bay no comment
    Erik Ainge QB TENNESSEE 5 27(162) New York no comment

  79. mctruck August 7, 2008 12:58 pm


    enjoyed your take on the practice…thanks.

  80. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 12:59 pm

    “Colt Brennan Chronicles – 7 August 2008”
    “Can’t wait until Saturday night. Man I’d be pissed if I was Jason Campbell or Todd Collins.”

  81. mctruck August 7, 2008 1:00 pm

    tanks-a-lot too, ms. liz,

    you are a fountain of info as well, mahalo-plenty.

  82. Southbay August 7, 2008 1:00 pm

    Thanks WarriorMojo for the report! Why are Kia / Hisatake / Letuli battling it out for one spot when we got Steiny at the other? I hope he has improved from last season.

  83. mctruck August 7, 2008 1:05 pm

    If steinhoff is still getting out-quicked in practice, maybe he should be moved to a guard spot instead of manning the tackle position??? just wondering out loud.

  84. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 1:08 pm

    OK, I’m awake again.
    What’s going on?

  85. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 1:11 pm

    So people who are a lot smarter than, which would be most of the population, tell me that Daniel Libre looks the best of all of the RBs. The coaches are high on Leon Wright-Jackson, but I keep hearing about Libre.
    Anyone have thoughts on this?

  86. Committed Lurker August 7, 2008 1:11 pm

    Figured I’d drop in and say Good Afternoon!

  87. mctruck August 7, 2008 1:12 pm

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz….what was that????

  88. mctruck August 7, 2008 1:14 pm

    I think Libre earned his stripes from last year….he’s da-bomb until proven other wise.

  89. onarock August 7, 2008 1:14 pm

    Well, for one thing, WarriorMojo is moving up the depth chart on your field reporting skillz – seems to have a good “motor”.

  90. Pride. August 7, 2008 1:16 pm

    Good idea Mctruck.

  91. g-nalo August 7, 2008 1:18 pm

    So people who are a lot smarter than, which would be most of the population, tell me that Daniel Libre looks the best of all of the RBs. The coaches are high on Leon Wright-Jackson, but I keep hearing about Libre.
    Anyone have thoughts on this?

    i take ‘best’ to mean all around (blitz pick-ups and receiving) versus just toting the ball? if true why not Libre? i anticipate they’ll use all RB’s in some compacity throughout the season, so even IF Libre is the starter LWJ will get action.

  92. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 1:18 pm


    in your honest opinion, does it look like LWJ came to camp out of shape. is it improviing like Hisatake’s and the rest of da OL or is it still bad….

    i only hear coaches talking about LWJ, i hear fans not too high on him…

  93. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 1:19 pm

    Most important, WarriorMojo earned an apology from UH for the scolding he took for trying to take a picture of the JUGS machine. He wanted to show bighilofan how useful the machine is.

  94. mctruck August 7, 2008 1:19 pm

    wazzzzup braduh pride?? have a good day out there…it’s time for me to have my dinner here in marshall, texas…..laters.

  95. Da Punchbowl Kid August 7, 2008 1:20 pm

    I apologize to anyone who was offended yesterday, it won’t happen again.

  96. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 1:20 pm

    sorry by fans i meant fans who’ve seen practice

  97. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 1:20 pm

    LWJ is in pretty good shape.

  98. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 1:21 pm

    what was so offensive about yesterday’s blog? I enjoyed the innuendos!

  99. Curt August 7, 2008 1:22 pm

    From my recollection, it seemed like Libre was good at slashing and mashing in traffic while Jackson was really good (and fast) in the open field.

  100. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 1:23 pm

    yep, LWJ received high praise from Mack on the L&L Show last night.

  101. Curt August 7, 2008 1:26 pm

    Hey ST,

    Did you or Jeanette Lee ever find someone connected to the photo of the Hawaii soccer team?

  102. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 1:26 pm

    So, Curt, was that you on the Hilo Hattie’s commercial?

  103. WarriorMojo August 7, 2008 1:28 pm

    Actually, ST, it was SJ who had the idea of taking the picture of the Jugs machine for Big Hilo. He was the one that got scolded for that.

    I got scolded for taking this picture:

    And I hope I don’t get scolded for breaking the blog.

  104. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 1:30 pm

    what? Curt and Wreck both in commercials? Wow!

  105. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 1:30 pm

    That practice ended at 11. All of the people are gathered around Mack. My point: Why?
    How come they don’t try to get their own interviews?

  106. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 1:32 pm

    Bwahaha! Mojo!

  107. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 1:33 pm

    It looked like Curt.
    And don’t forget Calvin from Kona is the model in the karaoke video.

  108. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 1:36 pm

    I am so glad I got photos of Curt, Wreck, and Calvin before they got famous.

  109. Kazz August 7, 2008 1:37 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 7th, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    So people who are a lot smarter than, which would be most of the population, tell me that Daniel Libre looks the best of all of the RBs. The coaches are high on Leon Wright-Jackson, but I keep hearing about Libre.
    Anyone have thoughts on this?

    Best man for the job should get the job/reps. Simple as that.

    Libre was the BEST “surprise” towards the final games of last season and it’s too bad he wasn’t “unleashed” a bit earlier.

  110. SteveM August 7, 2008 1:39 pm

    Hey Kid — no need to apologize. I don’t think anyone has to apologize for yesterday. I did think that theme ran a little long but realized that only the famous DPK can elicit such continual loving abuse attention. Besides, the blog host brought it up in the first place so you became fair game 🙂

    Readers should note when DPK’s bio was posted by ST last year, the blog received over 1,000 comments that day. 😯

  111. Jack Flash August 7, 2008 1:42 pm

    I’m looking forward to a good run game for a change, whether it be DL or LWJ. Plus, adding in a healthy yard grinder like Heun will really get defenses attention!

  112. Pride. August 7, 2008 1:47 pm


    Warriors 58 Gators 48

  113. Jack Flash August 7, 2008 1:47 pm

    DPK and Warrior Mojo- no need apology and no need shame. But, watch out for da rubbah slippa?! I dodge dat buggah all da time.
    Instant Tsaiko (just add alcohol) SOCIAL!

  114. Curt August 7, 2008 1:50 pm

    I don’t think I’m on any Hilo Hattie commercial. If I am, they betta pay me…and fast. Ha-ha. Is this a newspaper ad?

    Actually, Meg & I are on your Advertiser’s recurring neighborhood ad; we’re pictured with our tennis racquets. We haven’t received any mullah from you either. 🙂

  115. Rob25 August 7, 2008 1:50 pm

    Libre will always get my vote ST. And he was looking good getting through cutting all over the place yesterday. Did I mention that he was cut himself…thanks for the pic sjmacro!

  116. Tree Police August 7, 2008 1:51 pm

    It was announced today that the Tree Police lost their federal funding and will no longer investigate incidents at UH.

  117. WreckinEyez August 7, 2008 1:53 pm

    Tsai is seeing Tsaikos everywhere…

  118. al August 7, 2008 1:53 pm

    my opinion is that the staff like many of us were so enthralled with lwj’s numbers coming out of high school including his clock times of 4.35/40 that its like we are just waiting for the “explosion” to happen. the potential of lwj cannot be denied.

    however, he seemed to suffer from either the two year layoff and/or the turf monster. (the same one which used to grab mike bass) perhaps he just needs the reps so that everything comes naturally (again) for him. perhaps he just needs to run with confidence and some reckless abandom. if he can do this in the next three weeks, he will be a force to reckon with. meanwhile, we sit back and wait.

    while at the same time, we have daniel “nacho” libre. he kind of reminds of michael brewster. not to big in stature but can hit the hole like a bullet and has some shake and bake once he is dealing with the linebackers. he may not have the breakaway speed like leon and will probably get run down from behind by most db’s. but, by that time he’ll have churned up 10-20 yards already.

    i also like his toughness and won’t shy away from a linebacker when he has to block one. he is the type that will get it done and he has good hands, too.

    he runs with more instinct and makes quicker decisions when hitting the hole and usually takes the correct path.

    if this new run n shoot opens up more running lanes like the st. louis offense of yesteryear, then, lwj may have a better time with it. it looks like he will get the first nod regardless and only time will tell who our everyday rb will be. meanwhile, i really like the fact that we have both runners, lwj and libre. those two plus the burly backs; farmer and heun will ensure that we have a lot depth at that key position.

  119. Ralph August 7, 2008 1:55 pm

    Cardinals on TV at 2 pm…La Boy and Satele on team…

  120. Curt August 7, 2008 1:55 pm

    Sorry Gigi; I’m not very famous. If Hilo Hattie is using my photo, I’m sure their sales are declining rapidly. They would’ve been better off if they used ST’s photo. 🙂

  121. al August 7, 2008 1:56 pm


    warriors 41
    geckos 38

  122. conor August 7, 2008 1:56 pm

    UH Fans dont forget to listen to RGM and the bears take on the Cheifs here:

  123. (Jesse) James August 7, 2008 1:59 pm

    Hey…I was on Trauma:Life in the ER a few years back…was also on Baywatch Hawaii but didn’t make the final cut for the ambulance scene…and was on CNN during the Xerox incident….does that make me famous??? LMAO

    I agree that DL is looking pretty good but that LWJ will also see significant playing time…

    I also liked Coach Mack’s attitude last night on L&L when he said things like, “all the players knew what they were getting into” and “they know what is expected of them” and “we treat all of them, whether a starter or 2nd or 3rd string, the same way”

  124. al August 7, 2008 2:02 pm

    oops….just noticed jack flash has the same score.

    so here’s is my revised score.

    hawai 41
    geckos 35

  125. chawan_cut August 7, 2008 2:02 pm

    isn’t jeanette lee the black widow pool shark?

  126. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 2:04 pm

    yeah, James, and my claim to fame is —

    winning 1st prize as Funniest Face on Chubby Checkers Show back in elementary school. I wish there was some way I could have recorded that episode to show it to my grandkids.

  127. Curt August 7, 2008 2:04 pm


    I think ST is working too hard. He’s seeing Tsaikos everywhere. To go to sleep, he probably counts Tsaikos jumping over the fence.

  128. al August 7, 2008 2:09 pm

    chubby checkers or checkers n pogo?

  129. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 2:11 pm

    BEFORE checkers n pogo

  130. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 2:18 pm

    chubby checkers or was it lucky luck? Anyway, it was back in the dark ages.

  131. Curt August 7, 2008 2:24 pm

    My (very) belated congratulations Gigi on your 1st Prize. You’re famous too. All the young ‘uns are probably wondering whose Checkers & Pogo.

  132. duffer August 7, 2008 2:26 pm

    Captain Honolulu?????

  133. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 2:27 pm

    Gee, thanks, Curt. But notice that nobody wants me on their commercial today, unlike you. Yeah, I saw you on the HA commercial – or was it an ad? You look fit.

  134. Pride. August 7, 2008 2:31 pm

    This would be a good looking offensive line.

    LT Letuli Hisatake
    LG AhSoon Hisatake
    C Estes Tuioti-Mariner
    RG Steinhoff Tuioti-Mariner
    RT Kia Thomas

    Of course I’ve never seen a practice, so you can take this with a grain of salt.

  135. (Jesse) James August 7, 2008 2:35 pm

    Who’s Chubby Checkers??? Was he on Checkers and Pogo???

  136. (Jesse) James August 7, 2008 2:37 pm

    pride…I actually think they should move Steine to Guard…but heck, I played D line so what the heck would I know about that….MWAHAHAHAHA

  137. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 2:39 pm

    I think Chubby Checkers (or Lucky Luck) was the only star of the show back in the 1950s. Wasn’t Checkers and Pogo on TV in the 1960s?

  138. Checkers August 7, 2008 2:41 pm

    Gigi was the oldest kid on my show. She was 53 years old. Grumpy as heck.

  139. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 2:42 pm

    haha, well, if you were bucktoothed and bowlegged, you’d be grumpy too.

  140. FloridaTed August 7, 2008 2:42 pm

    Hi, again, gang.

    I think this year we are somewhat blessed at the running back position, We have Force (Heun), experienced blocking (Farmer), Speed LWJ) and Finesse (Libre). Three completely different styles. If we put them in on exactly the right plays, defenses will be caught off guard almost every time. This could be fun to watch and will help the passing game tremendously, especially in the beginning. Heck, I would say let them all play.

  141. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 2:44 pm

    I sure hope nobody gets injured in Florida.

  142. Kazz August 7, 2008 2:44 pm


    August 7th, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    This would be a good looking offensive line.

    LT Letuli Hisatake
    LG AhSoon Hisatake
    C Estes Tuioti-Mariner
    RG Steinhoff Tuioti-Mariner
    RT Kia Thomas

    Of course I’ve never seen a practice, so you can take this with a grain of salt.

    Also, some people tossed this combination around:

    LT – Kia
    LG – AhSoon

  143. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 2:45 pm

    Speaking of Heun… how’s his health???

  144. Kazz August 7, 2008 2:46 pm


    August 7th, 2008 at 2:31 pm
    This would be a good looking offensive line.

    LT Letuli Hisatake
    LG AhSoon Hisatake
    C Estes Tuioti-Mariner
    RG Steinhoff Tuioti-Mariner
    RT Kia Thomas

    Of course I’ve never seen a practice, so you can take this with a grain of salt.

    Also, some people tossed this combination around:

    LT – Kia
    LG – AhSoon
    C- Estes
    RG – Letuli
    RT – *LaCount*

    Anyone know the “skinny” on LaCount so far?

  145. Curt August 7, 2008 2:47 pm


    Lets say the Advertiser thing was a commercial ad. I’m just fit enough to chase my better half around for a couple seconds. After that, I’m too tired. She’s too fast for me.


    Yeah. I remember Capt. Honolulu when I was a little guy growing up. Yeah…that was the Dark Ages (before the Age of Enlightenment and the arrival of Coach McMackin).

  146. Kazz August 7, 2008 2:47 pm

    Woah! That was a crazy partial double post!!!

    #s 142 and 144

  147. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 2:53 pm

    Curt, how did that ad come about? Did the Advertiser call you up to pose for them?

  148. al August 7, 2008 3:05 pm

    does the foster village lady know that chubby checkers was the guy who sang, “the twist”.

  149. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 3:08 pm

    Yeah, Al, I know. I probably got the name of the guy all wrong. So long ago.

  150. SteveM August 7, 2008 3:09 pm

    Besides homey and DPK, who is going to next Thursday’s (Aug 14) 8:30 – 11:30 AM practice? First day of full pads.

  151. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 3:13 pm

    might be smarter to RS Lacount if possible and look towrads him in 2009. kinda hard to come in w/ this little prep time and be productive


  152. Curt August 7, 2008 3:14 pm


    A female Advertiser photographer came to the Kapiolani tennis courts and wanted to get shots of some tennis players. So our friends called Meg & I over to represent the group. We in turn pulled 3 other players in as well. We heard it ran on TV as well but I never saw it. We had to sign our lives away but, it was fun.

  153. Kazz August 7, 2008 3:17 pm

    Let me get NUTZ here:

    Hawaii 13 Florida 11

    Florida runs back opening kick-off. Then Hawaii blocks the extra point, BUT the ball is picked up by a Florida player and dives in for the 2-pt converstion.

    8-0 Florida in the first.

    Scoreless 2nd quarter with Hawaii moving the ball well, but fumbles and a few picks are the end results.

    Florida offense starting to have problems with getting any rhythm going.


    Scoreless 3rd when Florida attempts a FG, then it is blocked again.

    Hawaii able to run well in the 3rd but turnovers again plague the offense.

    Hawaii scores with a FG.

    8-3 Florida

    —4th quarter—

    Hawaii maintains good posession of ball and Jake Huen runs in TD when Ron Lee pulls a goal line formation on 3rd and goal.

    8-10 Hawaii


    Florida must kick another FG and this time it is not blocked.

    11-10 Florida.


    Hawaii runs a drive similar to that of our game in Nevada last season.

    FG by Dan Kelly.

    13-11 Hawaii

    Last drive by Florida.
    -1ST Down Tebow sacked for a loss of 4 yards.
    -2nd DOWN Tebow INC PASS
    -3rd DOWN Tebow INC PASS
    ***Florida on their 45yard line, impossible Field Goal attempt***
    -4th DOWN Tebow INC PASS (swatted away by Mana Silva)


    TEBOW- Picked off 3xs, Sacked 5xs, and rushed for only 85 yards.

    HAWAII QB- Picked off 5Xs. Sacked 4xs

    HAWAII – 8 turnovers (5 ints, 3 fumbles)

    HAWAII – Libre – 35 yards rushing 35 yards receiving, LWJ – 78 yards rushing 15 yards receiving, Farmer – 13 yards rushing 5 receiving, Huen – 20 yards rushing 0 receiving 1 rushing TD.

    HAWAII – Greg Salas with 145 yards receiving.

    HAWAII – Ryan Mouton – 2 sacks . 1 INT.

    HAWAII – Jameel Dowling – 1 INT (endzone).

    HAWAII – Adam Leonard – 1 INT

    HAWAII – Solomon Elimimian – 15 tackles

    HAWAII – Blaze Soares – 2 sacks, 3 tackles for a loss.

    HAWAI – John Fonoti – 1 sack, 2 tackles for a loss.

    Defense will be big for both teams as Florida will have pretty good anticipation of Hawaii’s plays on key situations, but for the most part Hawaii will have MORE yards at the end of the game.

    Despite the turnovers, Hawaii offense will move the ball fairly well, but again new offense and big game jitters will effect them in key situations, mostly in the “red zone”. (i.e. moving the ball well but get issues with finishing)

    Hawaii defense will be the formidable foe for the Florida Gators.

    Ask Tebow.

  154. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 3:17 pm

    Curt, good thing you weren’t hot and sweaty that day. You looked as cool as a cucumber.

  155. da princess' classmate August 7, 2008 3:26 pm

    loved that prediction kazz

    right down to the quarter summaries, key players, stats, and of course da final score.

  156. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 3:28 pm

    Kazz- let it be!

    Took meds… must sleep.

  157. Kazz August 7, 2008 3:31 pm


    I have no life outside of work and UH home games LOL!!! 😆

  158. SteveM August 7, 2008 3:39 pm

    Wow…I just noticed the 3rd party Hit Counter stats on the bottom of my Tsai-ko page… looks like we picked up 20 UNIQUE new visitors since yesterday and I notice that India and South Africa have appeared.

    Already had Japan, Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Sweden, Philippines, UK, Luxembourg, Italy, India, Germany, China, American Samoa, Korea, Singapore, and Bulgaria.

    These visitors are being directed from The Warrior Beat mostly (and some other blog sites). Since my counter only lists 20 countries, I wonder what The Warrior Beat’s international visitor stats look like…


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  159. Kazz August 7, 2008 3:40 pm

    OR we could suggest to the coaches that they bring large full length mirrors to have on the sideline.

    Most likely Tebow will be so enamoured by his reflection that we’ll get a lot of delay of game penalties out of it and a few false starts as well!


  160. Curt August 7, 2008 3:41 pm


    So you calling me a cucumber? Ha.

    Are you going to Heather McMackin’s workshop? Meg is thinking about it. She wants me to go with her. But, I don’t like to wear skirts and wig on Tuesday nights. She’ll have to go solo.

  161. Rob25 August 7, 2008 3:45 pm

    Off to practice…just can’t get enough!

    Be ready Ronnie…pics could be coming your way!

  162. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 3:47 pm

    Curt, yes, I’ll be there on Aug 19.

  163. midori7 August 7, 2008 3:57 pm


    NUTZ? Nah! Love the stats breakdown! Esp when our defense stands strong against Florida’s last ditch efforts!


  164. curveball August 7, 2008 4:10 pm

    Parker plus 6…. whoops…… Wilson -1 yeah

    Cardinals game is interesting.. have not watched Patriots yet…

  165. Kazz August 7, 2008 4:19 pm


    I forgot to add that after the game, the Georgia Bulldogs come out of nowhere and run onto the field and proceed to dance in the endzone (for Merv 🙂 ).

    At the same time, our boys will be doing the Ha’a over the Gator logo at the 50-yard line and Tim Tebow is seen running and crying to the locker room with Derek Dooley in tow and Urban Meyer right behind them trying to swat at Dooley with his clipboard.

  166. Kazz August 7, 2008 4:21 pm

    Wait… is it “Derek” or “Derrick” Dooley?

    Eh, nevermind… he’s a NON-ISSUE.


  167. Derek Dooley August 7, 2008 4:40 pm

    Mr. Kazz –

    It’s Derek! But most folks just call me by my nickname, “Butthead Dooley”!

  168. Pauoa Boy August 7, 2008 4:51 pm

    Howzit Gang…

    Au’ryte I can just smell all the pigskin flying in the air…

  169. Pauoa Boy August 7, 2008 4:54 pm

    chawan_cut, eh I just got the set, mahalos very much, I greatly appreciate it, let me know how much I owe you, cause if not then next game or function I see you, drinks on me.

  170. Kazz August 7, 2008 4:59 pm

    Derek Dooley:

    August 7th, 2008 at 4:40 pm
    Mr. Kazz –

    It’s Derek! But most folks just call me by my nickname, “Butthead Dooley”!

    Dooley, tell Herman he owes me $5.00, tell Karl Benson to give our balloons back, tell Portnoy to get a drink of water BEFORE he goes on the air, and tell the REST of the League of Sorrows to just disappear!!!

    Hahahahahahahaha!!!! :mrgreen:

  171. Kazz August 7, 2008 5:02 pm

    In lighter news…

    I guess Brett Favre won’t be lighting the Olympic Torch with a flaming football after all huh?

  172. Pauoa Boy August 7, 2008 5:05 pm

    My Warrior Quarterback Depth Chart in my biased opinion 🙂

    Starter: INOKE FUNAKI
    2nd string: Greg Alexander
    3rd string: Brent Rausch
    Clip Board Holder: Tyler “Get Your Arse In Gear” Graunke

  173. jm2375 August 7, 2008 5:11 pm

    SteveM & Jason – the link to Jason’s website comes up with something weird. It’s like a retail site. Am I the only one having this problem. It’s been like this for at least a week.

  174. d1島: August 7, 2008 5:14 pm

    no problem-o; it’s all good.

    sorry, no can make it; gotta get some stuff done at home.

  175. d1島: August 7, 2008 5:16 pm

    Injuiries are a part of the game. Messing up the best laid plans of mice and men…

    Florida coach Urban Meyer confirmed to reporters following practice Thursday night that senior tight end Cornelius Ingram would undergo season-ending knee surgery next week.

    Ingram considered turning pro following last season, but elected to return for his senior season. The Gators had spent a big part of the spring and summer putting in a two-tight end package that would feature both Ingram and sophomore Aaron Hernandez.

    “You feel terrible for [Ingram],” Florida quarterback Tim Tebow said. “He’s such a big part of what we were planning to do, and I know he was going to have a great season. We’ve got to handle it, deal with it and go on, but it’s not easy.”

    Ingram, who’s already used up his redshirt year, could petition the NCAA for a sixth year, but Meyer indicated that the NFL would probably be Ingram’s next stop.

  176. Pauoa Boy August 7, 2008 5:16 pm

    Re: OLine,
    IMHO I think they need to move Steinhoff inside to one of the G positions. Too many times I’ve seen him get beat by speed-rushers. Why do we have Hisatake, Kia, and Letuli battling one side when they are all capable of starting??? I like Lafu but think he may be too smallish at G and would be better at C. Estes is set at C but could move back to G, with Bear on the other side and Lafu in the middle???

    LT Kia, Letuli
    LG AhSoon, Ginlack
    C Lafu, Hansen
    RG Estes, Steinhoff
    RT Hisatake, Thomas

  177. d1島: August 7, 2008 5:17 pm

    Forgot to put the link.

  178. d1島: August 7, 2008 5:24 pm

    Feel that the no video/no photo policy in Manoa sucks?
    Practices are now closed in Gecko-ville.

    Whoever was a practice Wednesday witnessed the last open Florida football practice of 2008. Fans will be shut out of the Thursday and Friday evening practices after the gates were open for Monday-Wednesday. This was the only week practices were open for your viewing pleasure. This could have to do with distractions such as the injury to Cornelius Ingram, whose status could be more severe than indicated Wednesday night. Perhaps the MRI showed Ingram’s knee is worse than a strain.

    Meyer also wasn’t happy with Wednesday’s effort, which was evident to anyone with a watch. Practice ran almost an hour past the scheduled 6:20 p.m. ending. Head football coaches also have a tendency to want to keep things private, so maybe the thought of a full week of open practices just ate at Meyer.

    Anyway, hope you got your fill while it lasted.

  179. Pauoa Boy August 7, 2008 5:25 pm

    Re: Running Backs

    With all the talk of Leon Wright-Jackson and Daniel Libre being co-starters and Jake Heun as the power back, lets not forget about good ol’ David Farmer. Wonder how all these guys will be utilized this year? I think LWJ and Libre should split carries, Farmer as the blocking back during passing plays, and Heun as the short yardage guy? Either way each of these guys are too talented to keep off the field.

    Libre and LWJ should have a great season. With the emphasis on a more balanced attack, both these guys could rush for at least 750yds + and 500yds + receiving… plus double digit touchdowns too??? I think they could combine for at least 1,500yds + rushing and maybe 1,000yds or so receiving this year with about 15-20 touchdowns. IMHO

  180. Pomai August 7, 2008 5:26 pm

    Well the second annual TSAI-KOS pik’s begin, first up is da geko’s
    in da swamp. If get an X by your nane that means you need to change your pik
    7    – 21    Hoohiki
    10    – 7    99club
    17    – 59    Calvin from Kona
    17    – 14    UKU@LA
    20    – 17    Hawaiianbod
    21    – 17    Ralph
    21    – 14    stacyj
    24    – 20    Esme:
    24    – 21    Pocho
    24    – 17    bighilofan2
    28    – 27    LizKauai
    28    – 21    Da Punchbowl Kid
    28    – 24    Kekoa
    29    – 24    A-House
    30    – 28    Unkanesson
    31    – 27    FloridaTed
    31    – 17    Pomai
    31    – 21    las vegas
    33    – 30    koakane
    33    – 31    BG
    34    – 24    Pauoa Boy
    35    – 32    longdistance808
    35    – 31    Merv
    35    – 34    James
    35    – 38    jm2375
    35    – 24    curveball
    35    – 28    HiFlyer
    37    – 34    Koauka
    38    – 35    702WarriorNation
    41    – 38    Jack Flash
    41    – 35    al
    41    – 40    UHfan808
    42    – 35    MasaBoy
    44    – 38    d1shima
    45    – 35    Ronnie
    49    – 35    TChahng
    58    – 48    Pride
    63    – 49    Glenn
    63    – 12    homey

  181. Pomai August 7, 2008 5:33 pm

    To all of the mainland Tsaikos and Lurkers, if you want to find out if someone from Hawaii lives in your area try check out this website, it list locals that now reside on the mainland, it list where they are from in the islands and where they are now, you never know you might find someone who live near you.

    locals on the mainland

  182. Pauoa Boy August 7, 2008 5:48 pm

    K off to watch some football…

  183. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 5:49 pm


    With all the smack talk about colt on the extremeskins message board, I started a thread about Jason Campbell that has NO MENTION of Colt in it (tho it does mention Favre…hmmm) just to see if they would talk about their starting QB. We’ll see.

    Any other Tsai-kos posting over there in America???

  184. Hawaiiroller August 7, 2008 5:52 pm

    Hi Liz,

    I’m sure someone will have something to grumble/hate about. LOL

  185. Ronnie August 7, 2008 5:53 pm

    Hi Liz!

    I’ve posted once. I see what they mean about so many threads on Colt, but I also agree that a lot of the views are stated by only a small percent of the total fan base… Not to mention the fact that the white text on black background gets to me after a little while – my eyes aren’t getting any younger…

  186. Kazz August 7, 2008 5:53 pm


    UH website lists Fonoti as a Linebacker and Greg Alexander as being 6’3″.

    Well, at least the photos are updated on the roster.

  187. Hawaiiroller August 7, 2008 5:56 pm

    Love your summary/prediction Kazz. 🙂

  188. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 7, 2008 6:05 pm

    Bears game is starting. I’m moving to laptop to watch for RGM

  189. Hawaiiroller August 7, 2008 6:08 pm


    You watching on that stoogetv website?

  190. Mike August 7, 2008 6:11 pm

    D1 — I used to think that the no photo/video policy was really lame, until my concept of stupidity was redefined by the pinhead jerkoffs who oversee our parking lot here at work. It’s like mating HF with the stuff at the bottom of my coffee cup and letting the offspring inbreed for a hundred or so generations.

  191. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:17 pm

    Hawaiiroller- NFL network on Dish.
    Chiefs are marching down the field.

  192. Unkanesson August 7, 2008 6:24 pm

    Howzit all in Tsaiko-land!
    Took me awhile to get caught up, but I see no one was able to answer the question about Gigi’s 15-seconds of Funny Faces fame. Well, here you go:
    1. Checkers with an -s, besides being a game, was Pogo Poge’s sidekick;
    2. Chubby Checker (no -s) was the Twist king of the 50’s; and (drum roll please…)
    3. The guy who had the local TV show before Checkers & Pogo, upon which Gigi AND YOURS TRULY made such funny faces was: CHUBBY ROLAND!!
    Boy do I feel old…
    Back to lurking.
    A hui hou kakou.

  193. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:27 pm

    Long march- 16 plays 81 yards, 5 converted 3rd downs.
    TD. Bears dee looks iffy.
    Bears ball.

  194. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:30 pm

    What does my son know?
    I’m watching the game. Colt’s playing again? No, the Bears. Ryan Grice-Mullins is playing. One of the brothers? One of the Locks brothers?
    Yep. The one w/o the blond…


  195. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:31 pm

    Forte is running with handoffs from Orton. RGM is not starting.

  196. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:34 pm

    Bears are punting.

  197. Koakane (Iphone) August 7, 2008 6:41 pm

    sitting here waiting for BOE mtg to begin. School personell only eating and talking story.

    BOE in some exec huddle?

  198. tom mui August 7, 2008 6:42 pm

    MIKE: that was GRAPHIC!

  199. tom mui August 7, 2008 6:43 pm


    HAwaii 21
    FL 10

  200. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:43 pm

    Chiefs have penaltied themselves to a punt.
    Hester on the field to cheers from the stands- ball is out of bounds and he cannot return.

  201. Koakane (Iphone) August 7, 2008 6:47 pm

    coach mac just arrived being intervied by news stations. Battery running low but will send as much info as can.

  202. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:47 pm

    It’s the Matt Forte show. Running and receiving.
    Hester looks like RGM from the back… dreds 😉

  203. WarriorMojo August 7, 2008 6:48 pm

    August 7th, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    This would be a good looking offensive line.

    LT Letuli Hisatake
    LG AhSoon Hisatake
    C Estes Tuioti-Mariner
    RG Steinhoff Tuioti-Mariner
    RT Kia Thomas

    Pride, I like how you think. That’s exactly how I would line ’em too. The only question mark I would have is whether Steiny has enough pop to go inside. Really, with his build, he should be at LT, but he doesn’t like that side and doesn’t seem to have the feet or balance. I would give Ieru, Hisatake and Ginlack a chance to beat him out at RG.

    On the other hand I wasn’t meaning to start a diss on Steiny session. He is a good player. Remember, Dane Uperesa was also susceptible to an outside rush (don’t think about the oregon state game, don’t think about the oregon state game, aw crap!). So was Brandon Eaton and he was moved inside. And so was Uriah Moenoa, and he was moved inside. Playing OT is no picnic.

  204. islandballerz August 7, 2008 6:48 pm

    Pomai 31-28 UH over those Gators

  205. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:49 pm

    Bears punt again.

  206. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:53 pm

    Bears dee is holding now. Chiefs punt.

  207. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 6:54 pm

    Wow. Forte gets a facemask penalty on the ko…

  208. Kazz August 7, 2008 6:55 pm


    August 7th, 2008 at 6:11 pm
    D1 — I used to think that the no photo/video policy was really lame, until my concept of stupidity was redefined by the pinhead jerkoffs who oversee our parking lot here at work. It’s like mating HF with the stuff at the bottom of my coffee cup and letting the offspring inbreed for a hundred or so generations.

    I just threw up a little in my mouth.

  209. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:00 pm

    Forte show continues. Hester gets a pass too.

  210. Kazz August 7, 2008 7:03 pm


    Early this morning, Rob and Russ were discussing the topic of cutting JV sports (STOOOOPID!!!!) and I almost forgot about it until you mentioned you are at the meeting.

    I thought the meeting was to start at 4 or 5?

    Either way… One would have to be a MORON (see Mike’s post at #190) to believe that a million or so dollars is worth putting so many keiki at risk and placing them at a disadvantage in life.

    Yeah yeah yeah, the Dan Boylans of the world can go on about athletics vs education and NO HERE IS DEBATING that athletics should take priority over education, BUT ATHLETICS GOES HAND IN HAND WITH EDUCATION!!!

    I can’t believe I am able to make a paragraph about this, when it’s just SO obvious that it will be a HORRIBLE idea and just by saying “it’s stupid” should be more than sufficient.

    In high school I never benefited from JV or Varsity athletics (I never participated), but AGAIN, one would have to be a FOOL to think this is a somewhat reasonable idea.

  211. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:03 pm

    punt Chief’s ball

  212. Koakane (Iphone) August 7, 2008 7:07 pm

    mtg still not started was up with dat?

  213. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:07 pm

    I lied. FG. Chiefs 7, Bears 3

  214. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:10 pm

    Bear dee hold again. Chiefs punt.

  215. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:12 pm

    Grossman is QB
    Peterson runs for a big gain- another dredhead 😉

  216. Koakane (Iphone) August 7, 2008 7:13 pm

    mayor now here but no sign of starting yet.

  217. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:13 pm

    Bomb to Lloyd
    no RGM yet

  218. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:15 pm

    koakane- do you see Coach Mack there?

  219. Koakane (Iphone) August 7, 2008 7:21 pm

    mtg is now starting

  220. al August 7, 2008 7:23 pm

    oline…..although i would normally defer to my mentor…pride.

    i still feel that tuioti-mariner should be given a shot at rg. somehow, somewhere, letuli will emerge as a starter come crunch time.

    i wouldn’t write off steiny just either. the sugar bowl was not just his fault. it is hard to block two guys.

    hisatake’s move to lg indicates that the real battle is with kia and letuli. i thought the latter did a great job in the sugar. he has great feet and balance.

    it’ll be interesting no doubt.

  221. Koakane (Iphone) August 7, 2008 7:24 pm

    Lizk coach mac is sitting at same table as me just across

  222. al August 7, 2008 7:25 pm

    jv sports… convenient that the governor is only now bashing the educators for spending some 1.2 mil on extraneous travel.

  223. al August 7, 2008 7:26 pm

    koakane…..i hope you didn’t bring koa-mahu with you.

  224. Kazz August 7, 2008 7:28 pm


    The meeting should really last about a minute.

    I can see it now:

    This meeting is about… (interrupted by un-seen individual)


    (Legislator) You’re right this is stupid, we all go Nancy’s…

  225. Kazz August 7, 2008 7:30 pm


    Seemed like the Governor’s support of athletics in Hawaii expired as soon as the Sugar Bowl trip concluded.

  226. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:31 pm

    Chiefs drive and score again. Almost halftime. Bears ball with 4 secs.

  227. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:35 pm

    koakane, I posted on the article thread that they should lose NCLB and let the teachers teach and the players play!

  228. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:38 pm

    2nd half.
    Grossman QB

  229. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:41 pm

    KC is moving with the young guys.

  230. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:46 pm

    Koakane- if the opportunity presents ask Coach Mack (again) what color (white?) should the fans wear at the swamp???

  231. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:49 pm

    Wolfe runs a million miles for a big gain!

  232. Koakane (Iphone) August 7, 2008 7:50 pm


    Kauai legislative did a good job he represented kauai well.

  233. d1島: August 7, 2008 7:51 pm

    LizK DOES know the Bears game is ovah already, right?)

    (jus’ checking)

  234. Koakane (Iphone) August 7, 2008 7:55 pm

    coach mac up now

  235. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:55 pm

    woo hoo Wilson picks off Thigpen (doesn’t look off the defense)

    Grossman throws to Wolfe who goes all the way for a TD

  236. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 7:56 pm

    d1 – yah… I’m just looking for an RGM sighting. If he did not play, I’ll quit.

  237. d1島: August 7, 2008 8:07 pm

    Would you like to know his stats for the game?

  238. tom mui August 7, 2008 8:13 pm

    I guess the gov. doesn’t believe in a sound mind in a sound body

  239. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 8:16 pm

    yah I don’t see anything

  240. d1島: August 7, 2008 8:25 pm

    yah I don’t see anything

    OK. It’s “close your eyes time”! If you don’t want to see RGM’s stats for tonight’s game, don’t look at my next comment.

  241. d1島: August 7, 2008 8:27 pm

    0 for 0 for 0.

    I don’t see his name on the play-by-play.
    That is not to say he wasn’t on the field at any point but no one threw to him.

  242. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 8:30 pm

    yah… 4Q and I don’t see him

  243. d1島: August 7, 2008 8:34 pm

    More reaction to TE Cornelius Ingram’s season-ending ACL injury hints that the Geckos may be doing some shuffling around with the playbook.

    “It’s a letdown for everybody,” Tebow said.

    Not having a big, athletic target like Ingram on the field would be a bummer for any quarterback. But where Tebow will probably miss the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Ingram the most this season will be on third down. Ingram was also money near the goal line because he was such a difficult matchup for defenses.

    Meyer conceded that losing Ingram “puts a dent” into the Gators’ plans to use two tight ends some this season.

  244. d1島: August 7, 2008 8:47 pm

    What it in the water in Boise?
    ESPN (dot) com writer Graham Watson opened up the mailbag for questions and got this.

    Ryan from Boise writes: It seems as though that you consistently underrate Boise State. With their past success, I don’t see how you can project that Fresno State will be better. When BSU hasn’t lost (technically) since WSU in 2001. How can you say that Fresno State will win the WAC? When they close out their season at BSU.

    “hasn’t lost (technically) since WSU in 2001???

  245. al August 7, 2008 8:47 pm

    oh kazz….you mean she not one athletic supporter?

  246. al August 7, 2008 8:49 pm

    d1….i think the guy meant minus all the excuses they actually beat us last year at the aloha stadium.


  247. al August 7, 2008 8:50 pm

    wow, if the geckos lined up with two tight ends, i am sure that koa-mahu would attend every game.

  248. al August 7, 2008 8:51 pm

    so btw……what happened at practice today?

  249. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 8:55 pm

    Bears almost pau 40 secs left
    Now I see RGM on the field.

    During the last Chiefs TD, Leonard Peters was first to the runner Sippio and missed his tackle at the 2 yd. line ;-(

  250. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 8:58 pm

    You know, of course, that Dan Boylan is a UH season-ticket holder for football and basketball.

  251. Stretch August 7, 2008 9:00 pm

    Good Evening Tsaikos!!

    Back home from a long day at work. So busy that I wasn’t able to stop by the practice today. I hope to check the guys out tomorrow.

  252. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:02 pm

    Kahuku’s Jeremy Perry may hold the key to the difference between Oregon St.’s season going from “mediocre to good”

    Ask defensive players around the Pac-10 about Perry and they’ll tell you two things: 1. Perry is really good; 2. He doesn’t play nice.

    Some might use an unprintable word.

    “I don’t give a rats’ [pause for effect without using the expected word] who’s across from me. Nobody intimidates me,” Perry said. “I’m nasty, even if the whistle blows, I guarantee I’ll get the last shove. I bring that mental toughness and that finish to our offensive line.”

    Perry said this over the telephone, but one could easily imagine him making his point while swinging around the leg bone of a large animal he just caught and killed with his bare hands.

    Sure, Perry is polite. But I’ve seen him on film.

  253. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:02 pm

    The rise of youth-gang activity in Hawai‘i coincided with the adoption of the 2.0 rule. Kids needs to do something after school. If it’s not sports, then they’ll find other activities — some not so useful.
    It’s always amazing how people who have the most opinions on public education don’t send their kids to public schools. (Me included). In our news room, only Andy Yamaguchi, Davie Koga and Greg Wiles sent their kids to public high schools.

  254. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 9:02 pm

    7 secs left, long pass to teammate who missed it, RGM went airborne and batted down the ball away from a defender. Good Job!

  255. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:03 pm

    You’re in high demand. All of the players want stickers. Apparently the Austins were not that generous in their distribution.

  256. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:06 pm


    “Long day at work”, eh?
    How many yards?

  257. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 9:09 pm

    ST- I agree so much with you on that 2.0 rule. #3 son has not played 1 day of HS sports even though he tried to make the team after playing baseball since he was 5 years old, soccer since he was 9 and Jr. Golf when he was 10 or 12. He was a decent player and thankfully, was able to play the ukulele to keep focused!

  258. OldDiver August 7, 2008 9:09 pm

    LizKauai, Iv’e posted a few time on the redskins blog. The Colt haters seem to been the hardcore Jason Campbell backers. I don’t believe they are large in numbers it’s just that they are vocal. The reason they “hate” is because Campbell so far has not shown he is the real deal and they are insecure about that. The fact it is many long time Redskins fans feel Campbell doesn’t have it, so the Campbell backer are taking it out on Colt. Keep it up Liz I enjoy reading your posts on the Redskins blog.

  259. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:10 pm

    Absolutely agree. Esp. at that age belonging to a group, any kind of group, is vital.
    Compound that with lack of supervision due to parents who work multiple jobs and it’s a real disaster.

  260. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 9:11 pm

    OldDiver- I started a thread for Jason Campbell to give his fans a chance to sing. We’ll see what happens in the morning.

  261. Kekoa August 7, 2008 9:14 pm

    Just back from Pride’s Fundraiser for Bernard Carvalho. Fantastic turnout! Pride led the way with former UH Warriors and their wives in total support mode. Lots of war stories from life in the trenches…

    When I left, I had a chance to speak with JD as he was just returning from another engagement. Apparently he was there earlier.

    Koakane, back to you…

  262. Stretch August 7, 2008 9:15 pm

    The State needs to figure out a way to allow “extra” money at the end of the fiscal year to stay with the respective department and not affect the way they distribute money the following year.

    From what I understand, the $1.2 mil that was spent to send 652 DOE people to Florida for a conference was money that they had to use or lose it by the end of the year. If the DOE didn’t spend that money for the conference, it wouldn’t necessarily be in the DOE account the following year to be used by athletics. So instead of being able to roll over the money to help save atheltics, they spent it all.

    It happens to all the State departments. Each department fights hard to get funding every year, that they have to show they really needed it. If they end the year with unused money, the following year, the Legislature will not give them the requested money since they didn’t use it all the previous year.

    The State departments spend money unnecessarily at the end of each fiscal year to get money the following year. It’s a sad way to waste money that can be saved and used the following year.

  263. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:17 pm

    Again, apologies for not being able to spell out Carvalho’s fundraiser, but we’re not allowed to write about political candidates.
    I guess if we don’t behave, the paper will tow our cars.

  264. Stretch August 7, 2008 9:17 pm

    ST – will work on getting more stickers made but with A-Joe on “vacation”, kind of hard. I’ll talk to him about it, maybe can work something out at his shop.

  265. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:18 pm

    Bleacher Report ranks The Swamp as #4 in its Top Ten toughest places to play in CFB. LSU’s Tiger Stadium ranked #1. (Isn’t that the place that registered on a seismograph once?)

    4. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium — University of Florida. Florida has some of the best fans in the country and playing a game there is tough, even once, much less having to do it every other year like some SEC schools. The Swamp has given the Gators the second-best winning percentage at home since 1990.

  266. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 9:20 pm

    Flacco – 0 for 3 in his first game

    Dizon made two tackles as the third-string middle linebacker, including a fourth-and-1 stop for loss on Reuben Droughns early in the third quarter. Fluellen, a third-round defensive tackle, had a sack just before the two-minute warning with the Giants driving for a would-be game-winning touchdown.

  267. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:21 pm

    Darn it!
    Keep forgetting to put the links.

  268. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:24 pm

    Also saw Flacco had a fumble when the pocket collapsed on him.
    I don’t think he’s in Delaware anymore!

  269. BG August 7, 2008 9:24 pm


    Thanks again (and again) for all the info on Colt. Been to the ExtremeSkins site often in the past couple of weeks. I’ve concluded that it’s a waste of time compared to reading news articles posted by you, Garret and others. It seems to be a lot of folks making strong opinionated statements about things which they don’t have first hand knowledge. The same people posts the same things over and over again in slightly different ways. The number of posters who are open minded can be counted on one hand with fingers left over.

    Spending some time “over there” are powerful reminders why I like being here where there’s respect and first hand reports!

  270. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:25 pm

    No pictures?
    Not even pictures of helmets?

  271. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:25 pm

    K, Thanks.
    The demand is pretty high. Players who don’t usually talk to me are begging.

  272. Stretch August 7, 2008 9:28 pm

    ST – It’s good to be “the MAN” once in a while huh??!!??

  273. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:31 pm


    yep. first-hand reporting always gets the job done.

    Speaking of which.

    An Elgin, Ill., car wash owner said the city asked her to take down a message on her sidewalk marquee that promised the best “hand job” in town.
    Judith Colletti, owner of the Elgin Car Wash, said an Elgin code enforcement officer visited Monday and asked her to take down the sign, which she said was merely a humorous play on words based on the business’ model of having employees wash cars by hand, the Daily Herald newspaper in Arlington Heights, Ill., reported Wednesday.

  274. Stretch August 7, 2008 9:34 pm

    Good Night… see everyone tomorrow.

  275. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 9:38 pm

    ST- I guess the shark alarm days are pau, eh?

    BG- yup. Extremeskins is what Papa was describing. But I see the reaction as indicative of huge expectations and fear of disappointment in the face of the sudden loss of Sean Taylor and revolving coaches. If Colt can stay steady, he’ll find himself in the best situation and the starving Skins fans will be ecstatic :mrgreen:

  276. Kekoa August 7, 2008 9:40 pm

    Stretch ~ I understand the “use it or lose” end of fiscal year budget crisis in both State & Federal Gov’t. These things are forecasted way ahead of time. The problem leads to perception.

    The public heard the hype on talk radio that the DOE spent 1.2 Mil. on a *boondoggle* to Disney World. Right away, the bells and whistles went off. Why? Because Hawaii being the smallest state, sent the largest contingent (10% of the total attendees) all the way to Florida!

    Don’t want to get into the political mud slinging and get scolded by ST, but there is a lot of it going on right now because of JV football. Cut Aunty Linda some slack, remember she has that old boy network to deal with, and they use this stuff to make it look like it’s her fault.

    She’s asking the hardball questions about exactly where the money is being spent. So let’s wait and see what the rest of the fallout will produce.

  277. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 9:41 pm

    Nitey nite Stretch. Remember that there is a stack of posters and schedule cards at JD’s office waiting to come to Kauai. ChaCha is the contact.

    If can, can.

  278. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:41 pm

    Now I see the pics.
    Matt’s a nice guy; and a good coach. Good luck to the Raiders this year – kind of…

    Hope you’re right about Adam Leonard.

    Now I understand brother’s comment at 6:11 pm. 👿

  279. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:41 pm

    I’ll tell you something. UH has had great guys and some not-so-great guys. Most guys are great interviews. Some give you that bug-off look. But every player, no matter what, always asks me when their careers are over: Can you give me photos?
    It never fails.

  280. Jason August 7, 2008 9:42 pm

    Wow, just finished reading through all the comments I missed while on my trip. I was planning on visiting every night, but Ogg Hall only had Wi-Fi in the common areas, so I couldn’t just relax in my room and read the blog. I actually spent a good amount of my Wi-Fi time researching restaurants. I’ll post my pictures eventually, including those from the 5-star restaurant we visited … 😀

    I do have to say, though, that my flights on United were very nice. I mention this cause there was talk about airplane service. Free soft drinks — although only cups of soda on the east-bound flight, but the flight from Denver to Honolulu gave out (multiple) full cans. The snack boxes are actually pretty good for $5 — I was expecting extremely small portions, but several small components together made a pretty decent substitute for a full meal.

    jm2375: I saw your post the other day, so I checked into it. I forgot, it’s August. This always happens in August — my friend forgets to renew the domain name with the registry, and I forget to remind her. Rest assured, the domain name was renewed, but this registry takes a while to restore it.

    Thanks to SteveM for also e-mailing me about these posts.

    I already RSVPed for the Club Genji breakfast via e-mail to James and SteveM, but I wanted to ask on the blog — anybody from Da Wessai like stop by Salt Lake and pick up one hitchhiker? Can catch bus, but gonna cut it real close.

    LizKauai: Take care of yourself, yeah? Make some jjigae. And that chicken soup you make, I think you use jujubes? My Mom makes jujube tea. 😛

    prideperiod, WarriorMojo, and al: I personally like Letuli-AhSoon-Estes-Lafu-Kia. I’m not sure Steinhoff can play inside, I’ve always thought of him as strictly a tackle. And yeah, I don’t think all the criticism on Steinhoff is fair. He’s a good tackle, but I like what little I’ve seen of Kia too. And I’ve always been really high on Letuli.

  281. al August 7, 2008 9:47 pm


    that same scenario happens at the feds. spend it or lose it. funny how govt agencies don’t reward the depts for staying below budget, instead they penalize them by cutting their budget the following year.

  282. LizKauai [Believer] August 7, 2008 9:49 pm

    Hey Jason! Welcome baaaack! Jigae is next. Just polished off the chix soup. Jujube tea? hmmm. Not familiar with that one. The dried dates???

    ST- just saw the pix and read about Mikes bike… SHEESH!

  283. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:49 pm

    The tow company said the “supervisor” called in the tow.
    Only the supervisor was in Kapolei, so she didn’t call it in.
    It’s just some jerk in our news building.
    Probably the same jerk who stole media guides off my desk last year.

  284. al August 7, 2008 9:50 pm

    and welcome back son.

  285. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:50 pm

    The worst part is when UH people say: Hey, that’s messed up.
    That’s like Mike Tyson giving you advice on social skills.

  286. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:51 pm

    Shells at practice today, huh?
    Full pads next week? or Saturday?

  287. Calvin From Kona August 7, 2008 9:51 pm

    Aloha everyone.

    Liz…in response to your message from yesterday. I don’t have extra tickets for the OSU game. If there is a demand for more than a few I will hunt some down.


    ST..are you only in Corvallis when UH plays OSU or do you have time in Portland?

  288. WarriorMojo August 7, 2008 9:53 pm

    Good luck to the Raiders this year

    See, D1, that wasn’t so hard now was it?

  289. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:53 pm

    Actually, we’re going to be staying in Eugene.
    We arrive Friday morning. We’re out of there Sunday morning.

  290. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:54 pm

    Double days start tomorrow.

  291. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 9:55 pm

    Full pads are next Wednesday.
    Scrimmage is Aug. 16.
    Double days are going to be difficult. The morning session is 3 hours.

  292. d1島: August 7, 2008 9:55 pm

    Probably the same jerk who stole media guides off my desk last year.

    I wonder if some management-types suddenly were noticed with media guides shortly after that?

  293. Calvin From Kona August 7, 2008 9:58 pm

    ST…I remembered it was Eugene instead of Corvallis right after I hit submit

  294. WarriorMojo August 7, 2008 9:58 pm

    Hmm, something else is happening on August 16. Now what was it?

  295. Darren August 7, 2008 9:59 pm

    All the UA practice gear looks incredibly sharp….looks like we’ve moved up to Division I status. How have the UA shoes worked out? I recall there being some concern with those as compared to the previously issued Nikes.

  296. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 10:01 pm

    All I know is our paper gets something like 32 tickets to every UH event. Nobody ever sees them.
    Just like the “fundraiser” dinner last week. The ad people who do all of the work didn’t get any tickets.

  297. Kazz August 7, 2008 10:01 pm

    The fumblicious (sp???) and fantastic FLOP known as FLACCO failed?



    How’s dem apples Kiper?

  298. WarriorMojo August 7, 2008 10:03 pm

    Hey, Darren. Don’t really know about the shoes, but the guys all seem to be wearing them. What’s funny is how many guys run barefooted at the end of practice. In fact, it’s kinda like strip conditioning. Every lap more and more gear comes off. I think Rob and the Twins were enjoying that yesterday.

  299. d1島: August 7, 2008 10:04 pm

    Howzit Mojo,
    I used to joke with both my boys about that whenever they played the Red Raiders (as they were known back in the day).
    I heard Wright’s gonna be back at his alma mater on the staff this year.

  300. Stephen Tsai August 7, 2008 10:05 pm

    OK, I’m heading home now. I hope my car hasn’t been towed.

  301. Darren August 7, 2008 10:08 pm

    Thanks Mojo. I’ll try and head it out to practice the week of 8/18 as I’ve got the boy in tow with me.

    Who’s joking about the Red Raiders?

  302. d1島: August 7, 2008 10:15 pm

    Hmm, something else is happening on August 16. Now what was it?

    Shaping up to be a very loo-o-ong day.
    Scrimmage in da morning
    JV football (yeah, still get this year, at least) in Nanakuli in da afternoon
    K Kall at night.


  303. d1島: August 7, 2008 10:18 pm


    Eeeezee tiger…
    joking *with* my boys wen they played the Raiders since I attended the school and they played for SLS

  304. Jason August 7, 2008 10:18 pm

    Liz: Yeah, the dried dates.

  305. d1島: August 7, 2008 10:22 pm


    the discussion at one time about shoes was that Bulla and BarryM were saying that their sons liked the New Balance shoes for linemen because they were a little more stable for da beeg guys. New Balance get up to 4W sizes. Mo bettah fo’ lu’au feets.

  306. BG August 7, 2008 10:22 pm


    Good post on the DOE situation. You wonder what geniuses think up the procedures that guarantee that money will be spent regardless of the benefit/cost ratio.

    The military did it a little differently (ain’t saying they do it BETTER 😀 ). A month or two before the end of the fiscal year, the finance people took control of all funds, and commanders had to justify an expenditure even if they hadn’t gone over budget. Reason for that was a law/regulation that sad if a post commander went over budget by even some loose change (I exaggerate a little bit…only a little), he could get canned. You could move money around for some high priority items, but there were a lot of limitations.

    I did find it hilarious reading the DOE’s defense in spending the 1.2 mil. This was supposed to be such a prestigious event of importance that the rest of the huge United States could only muster 9 principals/teachers for every one from Hawaii. That’s 49 other states! That spokesperson must have been squirming in her seat as she read it! LOL

  307. Darren August 7, 2008 10:23 pm

    Oh, ok. D1’s a Raider….I had no idea.

  308. d1島: August 7, 2008 10:23 pm

    Good night and good luck Stephen.


  309. d1島: August 7, 2008 10:26 pm


    and wen you read my last comment, no make fun, eh? 😉

  310. Jason August 7, 2008 10:30 pm

    Okay, I wrote something earlier, then erased it. But I have to say it: Disagree with NFL draft pundits, but don’t ridicule them. I criticize Mel Kiper as much as anyone, but if it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be as much of an NFL Draft afficionado as I am. And as much as I was pissed off by Ron Jaworski’s comments concerning Colt, he is usually a pretty good analyst.

    Remember this: If someone came to me and offered me a chance to be the next Mel Kiper or Todd McShay, I’d jump at that in a heartbeat. I liked Rashaun Woods and Robert Gallery; are you going to laugh at me too for getting it wrong?

  311. Darren August 7, 2008 10:30 pm

    D1 – Thanks….I remember that conversation now. I’d really like to get out there to at least check out a practice in person and see how everything is going.

  312. Esme August 7, 2008 10:34 pm


  313. Kekoa August 7, 2008 10:39 pm

    BG ~ That’s right BG. Now that the light of truth is shining on them, there is no wiggle room. I think the JV program will be saved because of this disclosure. The peeps will scream bloody murder as the probe goes deeper and they find out what exactly that money was spent on.

  314. homey August 7, 2008 10:40 pm

    Jason – yes, I would laugh. No one is perfect. The job as analyst is ripe for critique and if you can’t stand the heat then one shouldn’t be in that field.

    I recall a few months back many ridiculed and criticized Herman Frazier. But then again he wasn’t in the same field as Kiper or Jaws…

  315. SteveM August 7, 2008 10:40 pm

    August 7th, 2008 at 9:58 pm
    Hmm, something else is happening on August 16. Now what was it?

    WarriorMojo — some big evening event where “Tsai-ko black” attire is suggested… speaking of which, please check your gmail 🙂

  316. Jason August 7, 2008 10:40 pm

    Here are pictures from my trip. I didn’t take as many pictures as I would have liked.

    And food reports:

    Wednesday Dinner: The “Runnelstone” from Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry, which was a restaurant specializing in award-winning burgers. 6 oz. hamburger with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, and English garlic sauce. Very good, but very oily — my lactose intolerance hit the next day.

    Thursday-Sunday Breakfasts: Buffet at Gordon Commons, included with housing. I thought it was gonna be just donuts and stuff — this was a full-fledged breakfast buffet. It was delicious, with a good variety of cereals, fruits, and prepared dishes every day.

    Thursday Lunch: Beef sandwich from Monona Terrace. Not all that great, the bread was dry.

    Thursday Dinner: Spaghetti with meatballs from Zia’s, a small Italian café on State Street. It was good, although the spicy marinara gave me heartburn.

    Friday Lunch: Turkey and cheddar sandwich from Michelangelo’s, a small coffee shop downtown. Again, I got some mean heartburn, but it was good. The quality of the cheese was so amazing. And no, my lactose intolerance didn’t kick in — it wasn’t too oily.

    Saturday Lunch: A smoothie from Orange Julius and an Italian sausage from a small lunchwagon at the Farmer’s Market.

    Saturday Dinner: Lamb kebobs from this Afghan restaurant on State Street. My lamb was very tough, but Kim’s lamb dish had some amazingly tender lamb. I wish I got that instead.

  317. Kekoa August 7, 2008 10:42 pm

    I caught you peeping in the windows of the Tsaiko Playhouse Esme! Ahanakukaleili!!

  318. Jason August 7, 2008 10:45 pm

    homey: I don’t mind criticism, but reading through the posts from Sunday, and even today, that’s just vindictiveness. Disagree all you want with pundits, but don’t cross the line. I disagreed with Kiper and Jaworski on Colt, but I still have respect for them — Kiper wavers A LOT, but he’s still better than most of the guys in the business, and Jaworski is usually pretty insightful.

  319. kaimiloa August 7, 2008 10:47 pm

    ST… When in Eugene, the Pizza Research Institute is a eating adventure. Its run by a hippie family that has lots of connections to Hawaii. Get the chef’s choice, close your eyes, and eat up.

  320. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 10:52 pm


    Chubby ROLAND, huh? Thanks for remembering!

    I knew the name was Chubby something or other.

  321. Kekoa August 7, 2008 10:53 pm

    Jason ~ 2 things…

    1. I can pick you up on my way in to the breakfast call. 6:00 AM on your street ok?

    2. Was that a Cattle Call Convention you attended or what?

  322. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 10:55 pm

    Cool pics, Jason! Sorry that spicy food gives you heartburn. Do you like Thai cuisine?

  323. SteveM August 7, 2008 10:59 pm

    Saturday – August 16, 2008
    Krazy Karaoke 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight (minimum)

    The large room at the Young Street Krazy Karaoke holds at least 55 persons. STRETCH has made the reservation and put down the deposits.

    Same arrangement as last April 19’s Krazy Karaoke Call

    • bring your own drinks (this room has a lot more cooler space)
    • bring snacks and pupu’s (optional)
    • $15 per person to cover room rental/karaoke
    • pay Stretch or designee at the door that night

    Current RSVP Count = 46

    RSVP on blog or email SteveM — stevem.hnl (at)
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Updates will be posted in the Events Calendar section
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    I will be listing the meal/pupu/goody potluck items that attendees might voluntarily bring to the Karaoke Call so everyone can see the overall “menu”. Bear in mind that only 15-20 people max. should bring food–so don’t feel you must bring something.

    Please email me with your tentative food item or speciality dish (hint, hint). I will list it in the Events calendar section above.

  324. Ralph August 7, 2008 11:05 pm

    ST on two a days, is the second session a walk thru or a full on practice with hitting, 7×7 or 11×11..

  325. Esme August 7, 2008 11:09 pm

    Whoops, Kekoa caught me. 😀

  326. Jason August 7, 2008 11:12 pm

    Kekoa: That would be fine, thanks! I wouldn’t mind earlier, if you wanted to make sure we get there before the 6:30 kickoff. Plus parking, yeah? Looks like plenty Tsaikos going be there. 😀

    And it was a math conference, although Madison has a LOT of restaurants. One of the top cities in the nation for most restaurants per capita; some say the most. One list I saw said second, another said third 😀

    gigi: I love Thai, I was very sorry to miss the Phuket Thai cattle call. Usually, it’s only tomato-based spicy food that gives me heartburn.

  327. homey August 7, 2008 11:13 pm

    Jason – what revenge or hurt do you think these posters are going to do? It’s just words. Again, going back to Frazier, he took a lot of crap that was hurtful to him and his family. How many of us stepped up to the plate in his defense? How many complained of the phrase “huck ferman”? Okay, he deserved most of the criticism but there were some that crossed the line.

    To me, the bottom line what the haters are saying is for Kiper and Jaws to eat your words and whop your jaws. That’s all. I’m certain they aren’t going to wait for them in a dark alley and beat them with Colt’s stats.

  328. homey August 7, 2008 11:15 pm

    Goodnight Esme!

  329. homey August 7, 2008 11:16 pm

    back to the humidity…goodnight all.

  330. gigi-hawaii © August 7, 2008 11:19 pm

    Well, after cleaning one of two fridges and vacuuming the kitchen floor, I’m ready to call it a night.

    G’nite, folks!

  331. Jason August 7, 2008 11:34 pm

    Athletic director. Draft pundit. Yeah, I don’t think you can compare criticisms directed toward the two. Herman was incompetent in a very important job; Kiper and Jaworski are “educators” who shared misguided opinions; but at least others can try to counter such opinions by presenting their own — the public can’t decide to overrule an athletic director via popular vote or anything. The impact of the two jobs is very different, I would argue.

    I guess it just disappoints me that people on this blog would be so negative. I follow NFL draft talk closely, so I hear that kind of talk all the time everyplace else. Saddens me to think that Tsaikos would talk like that. I thought the people here were better than that. I thought they would let bygones be bygones, and concentrate on the good. Like you said, people get things wrong, so why rub it in their face so viciously? I just thought that lacked the class that most Tsaikos usually share. Those comments were like posts that trolls would make on a Mel Kiper or Ron Jaworski fan site.

  332. Jason August 7, 2008 11:36 pm

    After replacing the belt, bag, and filter in our vacuum, I’m ready to call it a night too. 😉

  333. Kekoa August 7, 2008 11:36 pm

    Jason ~ I can make it earlier…just thought you might need to rest up your vocal chords for some serious Tsaiko Tscreaming!

    How about 05:30 AM. I think they open at 6. Parking on a Sat. morning shouldn’t be bad at all. Da Ceded Lands Mafia Car has priority.

  334. Kekoa August 7, 2008 11:40 pm

    Esme…First time was just a warning…next time goin’ be da size 28 Slippah ‘cross yo ‘kole!

    Redemption on 08/16…be there…Aloha!

  335. Jason August 7, 2008 11:41 pm

    I’m young, no problem getting up early. 5:30 it is, that way we get first crack at seats and food. 😀

    Good night, all.

  336. Kekoa August 7, 2008 11:50 pm

    G’nite Jase…G’nite John Boy…G’nite Aunty Liz!

  337. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER August 8, 2008 12:57 am

    be vewy vewy quiet….
    nitey nite! meds and sleep time!

  338. 99club August 8, 2008 12:59 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Thanks WarriorMojo for the practice update. It’ll be interesting to see the final starting lineup on both sides of the ball, esp. the QB situation. Off to PT!

  339. Pomai August 8, 2008 1:16 am

    Jason the problem I have with the likes of Kiper and Jaws is that they never ever say they where wrong. They make statements on the public airways that affect peoples lives, so they have a responsibility to make things right when they are wrong. One other problem I have with Kiper is that he has never put on a jockstrap so how can he think he knows about the sport. It would be like a person who has never done a math problem criticizing your math skills, would you be ok with that? Saying that I just don’t think that Kiper is expert that he thinks he is.

  340. Ralph August 8, 2008 2:19 am

    today we find out that Fonoti is out with a hamstring pull for at least a week, and Leonard with a milder tweak, now we got to hope Soares stays healthy…Our promising Defense won’t get to gel for at least another week or two unless the 2’s and 3’s step up with equal production of the 1’s…

    ST were the defense sharing equal reps in 7×7 and 11×11 or the 1’s did most of the work…

  341. Pomai August 8, 2008 2:34 am

    Good morning Ralph, up early or didn’t hit the hay yet?

  342. Ralph August 8, 2008 2:43 am

    Still up for the day

  343. Ralph August 8, 2008 3:36 am

    Refreshing is taking a long time at this hour of the morning, can it be to many lurkers refreshing at the same time to overload the server…

  344. Ralph August 8, 2008 3:38 am

    I can post while the system is refreshing, by the time it refreshes I’ll be at work this morning…so, off to bed…

  345. Mike August 8, 2008 4:40 am

    Okie dokie, it’s 4:30 a.m. and I’m still fuming about the chicken$hit dickweeds who had my bike towed. I’ll need to assess the damage in good light, but so far it looks like I’ll be suing the company for a severely bent handlebar (which my buddy and I recently installed after much rewiring and re-cabling), a busted fork lock, a dented fork. Come out, come out wherever you are, you ass monkey.

  346. Mike August 8, 2008 4:42 am

    And, yes, I do have anger issues. Deep breaths, my patootie.

  347. Mike August 8, 2008 4:46 am

    OK. Happy thoughts.

    The Celtics are still NBA champs.
    Brett Favre is a Jet.
    Herm Edwards isn’t.
    Chad Pennington won’t be.
    UH football is just weeks away.
    UH football is just weeks away.
    UH football is just weeks away.
    First team we play is Florida.
    Aw, crap…

  348. NYUH August 8, 2008 4:49 am

    Funny quote. And bit of the expected backlash. Hope he does well this weekend. Still in Japan so will look forward to any posts.

    Today in practice we learned that Colt strained a buttock. Lucky for the training staff Colt’s shit don’t stink so ice and deep tissue massage are pleasurable for all.

  349. Mike August 8, 2008 4:50 am

    Whee! I’m gettin’ all sorts of stuff through the filter tonight. But, alas, I’ll need to save my potty mouth for tomorrow’s visit to HR.

    Free-play ranting time is pau. Nighty-night, nightowls.

  350. bighilofan2 August 8, 2008 5:25 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere. Its Friday, August 8.

    Exactly 22 days 1 hour and small change!

  351. Esme August 8, 2008 5:31 am

    Mike, jeez, I canNOT believe that crap. Why, why, why? Why would they tow your bike? And it’s obvious it’s a staffer’s — why didn’t the rat just call you instead? Nucking futs!

    NYUH, where did that quote come from?!

    Kekoa, I am so there.


  352. Stretch August 8, 2008 5:36 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Hey Mike – why don’t you tell us how you REALLY feel about your bike being towed??!!?? Doing something like that is almost like walking next to a car with a key in hand.

  353. Stretch August 8, 2008 5:37 am

    Whoa – good morning Esme!! Nice to see you here bright and early.

  354. bighilofan2 August 8, 2008 5:43 am


    The lunacy is evident everywhere. BOE. Airport Security.
    The parking lot. Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association.

    I not really sure, but i’m thinking the tow Company acted under the authority/protection of the parking lot owner. So maybe, when the HR fails, try small claims against the Tow Company and the HA, subpoena the Tow Company Operator who got the call from the supervisor and have the operator testify at small claims cuz they gotta justify why they took the action and then you’ll get the “identity” the “supervisor” gave to the tow operator who dispatched the tow truck, or the “identity” given to the tow truck driver, depending on how the job went down. Then the real fun can begin. I’m thinking, hostile work environment and management not taking adequate steps to identify the obvious problem in the workplace and taking corrective measures.

    All kinds of ways to cook da piglet.

  355. Mike August 8, 2008 5:48 am

    Man, it’s so early, it’s not even bright yet.

    Hi Stretch and Esme!

    Anyone going to practice today? I would, but I’ve been told by the geniuses upstairs that I’m not allowed to use my motorcycle for work. Phone interviews: Gannett’s sterling commitment to quality journalism.

  356. bighilofan2 August 8, 2008 5:48 am


    never heard it expressed quite like that before. Is that like a real metal key or one of these new plastic models?? :mrgreen:

  357. Mike August 8, 2008 5:52 am

    Thanks BigHilo, good advice. I called the police yesterday, not so much because I actually expected them to do anything since this is a civil matter, but mostly to have a cop hanging around outside the exit door making certain people uncomfortable. On Monday, I’m bringing my bent-up beach bar to the office for show and tell. No smacking people over the head, at least not on the premises. Did I mention that I have anger issues?

  358. bighilofan2 August 8, 2008 5:52 am

    The geniuses upstairs all must be retired BOE decision makers. I’m starting to get a really clearer picturer now. I like door #2. Footwork. gotta stay vague. 😀

  359. Mike August 8, 2008 5:57 am

    The cop was really nice. He even called the tow company to try and get the name of the “supervisor” for me, but they said the chicken$shit, I mean, “supervisor” didn’t leave a name.

    I’m thinking of reactivating my membership with my old boxing gym.

  360. Mike August 8, 2008 5:59 am

    Poor Big Bro is going to have to do a lot deleting when he logs on this morning. Of course, he knows all about my sister dropping me on my head when I was a baby. A lifetime excuse.

  361. bighilofan2 August 8, 2008 6:03 am

    Mike Mike Mike.

    Anger issues. Now we really gettin down. 😀
    I’m lovin it! Da bradda betta leave you a few Cs
    an chalk it up as a life’s lesson. Oddawise, get plenny
    really neat suggestions for prolem solving dis one. 😆

    my personal prolem with officious type peeps is da same kind problem i get with the BOE. Dem no production, mostly seduction. Junk.

  362. Mike August 8, 2008 6:04 am

    Hilo, were you at the canoe championships last weekend? I heard it was a mess…

  363. Mike August 8, 2008 6:08 am

    Our guys wouldn’t even be qualified to work at the BOE. Wouldn’t know how to spell it.

  364. rage777 August 8, 2008 6:12 am

    Hey Mike,

    If you have a damaged disk lock, then you better check that your rotors are still straight and not slightly warped.

  365. Mike August 8, 2008 6:14 am

    My favorite Andy Sipowitz line from NYPD Blue: “I find out it was you, you’re taking a beating. Have a swell day.”

    I’m just saying…

  366. jm2375 August 8, 2008 6:14 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Prince Mike – ok, now take a big deep breath, let it slooowly, one more time. Ok, now go beat somebody up. :mrgreen: j/k Can’t believe it. Shouldn’t they at least give you a warning first? At any rate, no excuses for all that damage.

    Have a good Friday guys. Watch some Olympics, ok? See ya, gotta go over da mountain to work.

  367. MeiLing August 8, 2008 6:15 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    This is a good day today! I’m officially “retired” from NAU & can get stuff done to move back to Hawai’i. Yay!

    When you watch the Olympics opening ceremonies today, Lopez Lomong who is carrying the flag in for the USA is our champion long distance runner from NAU! Amazing story as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan who gained US citizenship last year.

    Hope Heun’s back problem gets better & is not critical.

  368. Mike August 8, 2008 6:21 am

    Congratulations, MeiLing!

    Lopez Lamong, now that’s a name.

    The good news: Met’s win on a walk-off homer. The bad: Mets relievers blow yet another win for Johan Santana (whom I traded for last week in my fantasy league). They’re killing me.

  369. Loa August 8, 2008 6:23 am

    morning gang!

    braddah Mike – i feel your pain. i loved nypd blue, too bad they not showing the repeats anymore, i missed the series finale, i think andy took over the squad?

    MeiLing – congrats on the retirement

    mahalo to all for the camp updates, gotta make it out there one day and do the eye test

    have a safe and happy aloha friday

  370. Mike August 8, 2008 6:30 am

    ‘Sup, Loa! I had to wait a year for TBS to air the rerun of the finale, but it was pretty good. Andy takes over the squad, Medavoy gets the girl (finally) and Bobby’s ghost makes a cameo.

    You should try to make it to practice next week when the pads come on…

  371. Loa August 8, 2008 6:43 am

    Mike – been meaning to see if i can watch it online somewhere like i did with the soprano’s finale

    yep, next week sounds like a good plan

  372. d1島 August 8, 2008 7:04 am

    Great Morning All!

    Sorry to hear about the bike. Really disturbing that someone would have that mindset to do this kind of BS; but at least now they’re exposed.

  373. Hawaiianbod August 8, 2008 7:08 am

    Good morning Tsaikos! 🙂

    Howzit Mike, Loa and BHF2! 🙂

    Mike – give em chit! What that ameba did was BS!! I’d kick his ARSE!

    MeiLing – congratulations! The “Welcome” mat is waiting for you in Hawaii.

  374. d1島 August 8, 2008 7:12 am

    I hope Jake Heun can come back soon but more importantly, that he can heal his back for the long-term. As Coach Gerke says, all these guys have a life after football to look forward to.

  375. djmitcho August 8, 2008 7:12 am

    I know how you feel. When truck got broken into and stuff was stolen, I was enraged. My myspace blog said it all.

    Oh on another note….Good Morning Tsaikos and have a wonderful Aloha Friday!

  376. d1島 August 8, 2008 7:13 am


    Maybe you can celebrate with lunch at your “favorite” restaurant. 😉

  377. d1島 August 8, 2008 7:17 am


    Have a great day everybody!
    (Mike, you keep trying, too. Okay?
    UH football is just weeks away.
    UH football is just weeks away.
    UH football is just weeks away)

  378. Loa August 8, 2008 7:17 am

    hey gang, new post up

  379. Stretch August 8, 2008 7:23 am

    We’ll see how lucky 8’s are today.

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