“Power in Pink”

If you get a chance, check out the Rainbow Wahine softball team’s Senior Day. The doubleheader, which begins at 2 p.m., will be shown on K5.
It is being billed as “Power in Pink,” and the UH players will wear specially made pink uniform as a way to support breast-cancer survivors.
But, no, it does not appear there is an XXL-sized jersey for coach Bob Coolen.

* * *

Tank Hopkins, a candidate for a starting cornerback job, is unique, and not just because he no longer wants to be known by his given name of “Melvin.” He wears a padded orange vest during workouts and to classes.

* * *

Last year’s inspirational story β€” Joey Cadiz β€” is seeking a sequel.Β  Cadiz, a running back who is about 5 f eet 5, earned a spot on last year’ s training-camp roster with relentless work during the offseason conditioning program.
But he missed the entire 2008 season after suffering a torn ACL.
He recovered successfully, and competed in the recently completed spring training.
But Cadiz, for now, is not on the 105-player roster for training camp.
The roster is a work in progress, and there might be some openings. Maybe Cadiz can break through again.


  1. truegreen May 2, 2009 9:12 am

    Good morning all! Good to be first up again. =)

  2. truegreen May 2, 2009 9:14 am

    Are there any college programs who have pink as their official color?

  3. chawan_cut May 2, 2009 9:15 am

    ok, here’s last night’s news with clips of some of our NFL Warriors.
    also blaze and paipai get medically cleared

    Good luck to Adam and all the other guys with their shots!

  4. djmitcho May 2, 2009 9:16 am

    top 5

  5. truegreen May 2, 2009 9:16 am

    Last time I was first was March 17th. Easy to remember, being truegreen on St. Patrick’s Day…

  6. chawan_cut May 2, 2009 9:16 am

    ok, now i go.

  7. Kazz May 2, 2009 9:23 am

    Hmmm… I don’t have any pink UA stuff.. just gotta go all green today!

  8. duffer May 2, 2009 9:23 am

    Safe trip C_C. Going to Tiffany’s for the sign!

  9. Piper's son May 2, 2009 9:29 am

    Good morning Hawaii!

    Best of luck to the Wahines today and our baseball Bows!

  10. roysan16 May 2, 2009 9:33 am

    Boxing – Hatton vs Pacquiao 10:00PM EST 5/2

    Pretty sure you can link to this site and see the fight free.


    press the above link and you can see the fight is on the menu

    should begin at 500 pm HST.

    heard some radio analyst saying Hatton’s a 3-1 underdog. However, the radio person goes on to say the underdogs have been winning of late

    should be good fight

  11. Mei Ling May 2, 2009 9:34 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Good luck to Cadiz.

    Any pics of Tank in his vest?

    See ya at the softball game at 2 pm. Off to the St. Francis ‘Ohana Fair.
    Esme & out….

  12. layson May 2, 2009 9:35 am


    May 2nd, 2009 at 9:33 am
    Boxing – Hatton vs Pacquiao 10:00PM EST 5/2

    go pacquiao!

  13. whitey May 2, 2009 9:40 am

    good morning tsaikos. c’om bbb and wsb. you can do it!!!!

  14. layson May 2, 2009 9:41 am

    parker mclachlin shot 2 over 74 and t62 at 2 over total.
    tiger woods 1 under thru 9 and 8 under total and t5
    danny lee, young korean hotshot from new zealand is 5 under thru 15 and t2 at 9 under total

  15. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2009 9:49 am

    Mei Ling:
    Teammates joke that it looks like a bullet-proof vest.

  16. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2009 9:49 am

    I like Tank. I think he’s going to play a lot.

  17. SteveM May 2, 2009 9:53 am

    Good morning everyone!

  18. Mei Ling May 2, 2009 9:54 am

    With a name like Tank, who wouldn’t play him. Altho, I have a hula sistah with an email name of ‘tank’…

    K, gotta Esme… Have a great day everyone.

  19. Mei Ling May 2, 2009 9:54 am

    With a name like Tank, who wouldn’t play him. Altho, I have a hula sistah with an email name of ‘tank’…

    K, gotta Esme… Have a great day everyone.

  20. Hawaiianbod May 2, 2009 10:00 am

    top fitty!!!

  21. brew808 May 2, 2009 10:12 am

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  22. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 10:30 am

    Hey there everyone…hope all have a great day….gotta esme for now…talk later…busy busy busy

  23. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 10:34 am

    howzit again tsai-ko country. good day for b and s ball. first congrats to the wahine sball seniors on their day. like I mentioned before mahalo’s to the parents that support like the energizer bunny …keep on going/giving

    thanks to brew for always decorating the post with the smiley’s. mei ling just saw you phone message and will tell you why lattas neva respond back.

    hbod gotta make one appearance soon buddy. homey where art thou?

  24. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 10:38 am

    Did someone say PINK?????

    Good morning gang!

  25. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 10:48 am

    Eh Big C….how’s da laundry??? MWAHAHAHAHAH

  26. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 10:50 am

    KK….still awake eh???

  27. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 10:50 am

    Dang, JJ, you like help fold?

  28. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 10:51 am

    Howzit, koakane!

  29. brew808 May 2, 2009 10:55 am

    Just for Mama C-

    99 loads of laundry to do, 99 load worth of poo…
    even when one load is pau, there’s drying & folding yet to do…

    98 loads of laundry to do….

    …okay, only four loads to go, just the last 4 loads worth of poo…
    even when that last one is pau, the cycle of more clothes pile just for you!
    πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

  30. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 10:56 am

    no need fold…just throw em in da drawer…LMAO

  31. brew808 May 2, 2009 10:57 am

    😳 loads, and clothes pile up 😳

  32. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 11:01 am

    Big C…you know, if you just wasn’t getting up there in age…you could keep up with all the woman’s work you have to do…DOOOOHHHH…. mwahahahahahaha

  33. Kazz May 2, 2009 11:03 am

    Hoku “Tank” Nohara for NMSU softball…

    Sheesh… still can’t believe she can bench 300+lbs… WTF?!?!?!?!? 😯

  34. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:05 am

    I LOVE THAT, brew808!!!


    JJ, thats sooooo something you would (already) do, right?!!

    Uh huh…JJ, keep it up wit’ the age jokes….

    No matter how old I get, you’ll still be 20 years older than me!


  35. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 11:06 am

    Big C…you’re only 10??? and you have 7 kids???

  36. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:08 am

    Ohhh…keep dreaming…or…are you drinking on the job AGAIN???

  37. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:08 am

    Hi Kazz!

  38. brew808 May 2, 2009 11:10 am

    Mama C-

    Actually, it’s way better with a green one in between each load of laundry! πŸ˜† πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

  39. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 11:13 am

    Big C….my job is drinking…..just ask KK….LMAO

  40. brew808 May 2, 2009 11:19 am

    …just wondering….

    What’s the typical Sr. class size for Damien HS? 100? 😯

    How come there’s so many Monarchs on the Warrior Beat? πŸ™„
    (J)J, KK, dj, wafan (“ww”? :D), even 99-, and no telling who else…
    πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ™„

  41. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:24 am

    OMG, brew…you get one camera in my house??? Uh oh….

  42. djmitcho May 2, 2009 11:25 am

    I believe my graduating class size was 124

  43. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:25 am

    Brew808: re#40….Scary, eh??


  44. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:26 am

    Howzit, djmitcho!

    Howz da’ weather up dea?

  45. brew808 May 2, 2009 11:26 am


  46. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 11:28 am

    hey I stay up even if I snoring

    howdie to mrsC what doing today? your hubby an make uh game today or get chores?

    jj what neve get our taxes down yet if neva stay there and work at it

    brew808 for me it was mr. O’Brien typing class that caused me to be a blogger.

  47. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 11:28 am


  48. djmitcho May 2, 2009 11:30 am

    Aloha Mrs. C,
    It’s a decent day here in Spokane. kinda sunny and about 70 degrees

  49. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 11:30 am

    our class had 40 or so I figga.

  50. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 11:31 am

    brew…I was in the largest class ever at DMHS. We were the 25th anniversary class and we had 250. But the average class now is about 100 or so…

  51. brew808 May 2, 2009 11:31 am

    Stretch, rob25

    Tornado in Irving, TX. ‘boys practice bubble tent practice area damaged. 😯


  52. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 11:32 am

    dj how many from spokane thinking of making it to the UH WSU game?

  53. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 11:32 am

    KK…holy cow…Mr. O’Brien was your typing teacher?? He was still teaching typing, and other classes, when I was there…..some 20 years later….

  54. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 11:34 am

    you younger guys had moa buildings so can add. remember some classes were held outside.

  55. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:34 am

    kk: Da hooos-bond stay workin’….pau at tree..but sheesh..all dis talk about PINK and GREEN!! My 2 fave colors (not together, though..just cause I book book…I know what you going say…) We should take the keiki to watch….

    Enjoy da’ sunshine, dj!

  56. Kazz May 2, 2009 11:35 am

    Here’s to a fine class of seniors in Courtney Baughman, Clare Warwick, Julie Franklin, Richie-Ann Titcomb, Audrey Andrade, Stacy Yamada, Tanisha Milca, and Junior Malamaisaua Manuma for giving us 4 years of great Wahine Softball!!!

    I hope you all have accomplished everything you wanted during your time on the softball field and here in Hawaii. Take with you the memories and the uniqueness that is Hawaii and know that this is your home and for the mainland-born Wahine, know that this is a second home to you all as well as you are “adopted daughters” of Hawaii.

    Best of luck to you ladies in your future endeavors!

    As with our past Warriors and Rainbow Wahine, you all have made a mar k in the on-going legacy that is UH athletics and no one can take that away from you.

  57. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 11:36 am

    jack o’brien was the main man. first person to welcome me back as teacher by taking me to yobo place. πŸ˜€

  58. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:37 am

    kk: OUTSIDE?? Weren’t you scared of the dinosaurs that roamed the campus??


  59. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 11:37 am

    kazz betta see you at the sball and bball game today

  60. Kazz May 2, 2009 11:38 am

    “Power in Pink”
    May 2nd, 2009 by Stephen Tsai
    If you get a chance, check out the Rainbow Wahine softball team’s Senior Day. The doubleheader, which begins at 2 p.m.

    Yes. Especially those that are planning on going to the baseball game or already have tickets tonight and want to get good parking.

    -Arrive at 2pm. Should be a lot of parking available.
    -Watch two softball games.
    -Say “aloha” to the seniors.
    -Walk across the “street” to Les Murakami at 6:30.

  61. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 11:39 am

    cohana jj told me during your time fire was invented πŸ˜‰ bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  62. brew808 May 2, 2009 11:39 am

    Mahalo for the 411 on DHS. Do you know if they’ve decided to change the name after canonization?

    I heard koakane was #45 in his class of 40! πŸ˜† 😈 πŸ™„

  63. Kazz May 2, 2009 11:41 am


    C’mon. I’ll be at softball today!

    I also bought my tickets for the baseball game a week ago. They are at will call.

  64. brew808 May 2, 2009 11:42 am

    pink :mrgreen: pink :mrgreen: pink :mrgreen: pink :mrgreen: pink :mrgreen: pink :mrgreen: pink :mrgreen: pink :mrgreen:

    …lovely… πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ™„

  65. Hawaiianbod May 2, 2009 11:45 am

    Kazz – i met ‘Tank’ when she was in high school. all around all-star athlete. nice girl. humble. and yah, SOLID.

  66. brew808 May 2, 2009 11:45 am

    Sheeeshhh… let the ponies run already! 😯 😈 πŸ™„

  67. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:46 am

    kk: πŸ˜‰

    brew808: GOOD ONE….

  68. Kazz May 2, 2009 11:51 am

    Hey Colomaohana!

    Did you find a place to catch the fight tonight?

  69. (Jesse)James May 2, 2009 11:53 am

    brew…I’ve heard talk about that but not sure if they are going to go ahead and do that….

  70. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 11:54 am

    eh brew worked hard at it plus not to easily accomplish. think the record still standing till today. whoooootahhhhhhhhhh

  71. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 11:56 am

    Kazz: No! Not yet….any suggestions?

  72. brew808 May 2, 2009 11:57 am

    Hypothetically –

    If two “Tanks” hooked up and had off-spring, would they be little tanks running around….? Hehehehh! πŸ™„ πŸ˜† 😯

    Wait – they could have seven little tanks – and then they’d have a tank battalion! πŸ˜†

  73. Hawaiianbod May 2, 2009 11:57 am

    howzit kk! looooong time no *see* how u?!?! might have to make an appearance next week.

    waiting for da chargas to kick some ARSE at states. IN IT TO WIN IT BABEEE!!!

    off to watch the kentucky derby…whoooooooooosh

  74. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 12:01 pm

    brew808: hahaha…so THAT’S what I can call them…Da Coloma Batallion!!!

  75. brew808 May 2, 2009 12:02 pm

    Ever wonder if the jockey silks were made from leftover (material) clown costumes? πŸ˜† 😈 πŸ˜†

    Let ‘dem ponies run already!!! 😯

  76. Kazz May 2, 2009 12:04 pm


    Wassamattahyou? You neva saw da press release?

    Get free showing at Hans L’Orange Park. Dey going show em on one big screen! Going get pork guisantes, adobo, and balot!!! πŸ˜†

    Nah, seriously though, I don’t watch a lot of PPV fights MMA or boxing and the few MMA ones I got dragged to I watched them at Red Lion University. They charged a 10.00 cover fee to get in for the PPV. That seems to be the standard at a lot of places.

    As mentioned before, you can call The Shack in Mililani or Ige’s 19th Puka in Aiea across from Buzz’s Steakhouse. Out of the two I think The Shack in Mililani is more likely to have it.

  77. mctruck May 2, 2009 12:07 pm

    reading all of this tank talk on da blog and it dawned on me????…eh!!!, I had a cousin who was nick-named, “tank.” what a small world….tanks for listening eh!!

  78. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 12:08 pm

    Hawaiianbod: May 2nd, 2009 at 11:57 am waiting for da chargas to kick some ARSE at states. IN IT TO WIN IT BABEEE!!!

    I hear you and rooting for the chargas. go go PC

  79. Colomaohana May 2, 2009 12:08 pm

    hahaha…tanx eh, Kazz!!!

    K, off to finish my laundry and feed da’ batallion!

  80. koakaneβ„’ May 2, 2009 12:09 pm

    kden gotta get ready and prepare so esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  81. brew808 May 2, 2009 12:12 pm

    mctank??? πŸ™„

  82. mctruck May 2, 2009 12:14 pm

    nahhh, just call me half-trac, bwaaahahaha!!!

  83. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 12:14 pm

    Never had a Mint Julep…

  84. mctruck May 2, 2009 12:16 pm

    well, da sirens going-off in my area…shutting down for now…dats a storm/tornado watch siren warning….laters.

  85. wafan May 2, 2009 12:17 pm

    Just noticed. The DMHS men here have doubles


    What happened to dj? Not old enough to have earned the second character?

  86. brew808 May 2, 2009 12:17 pm


    Never had a Mint Julep…

    But you probably have several floppy hats! πŸ˜† πŸ™„ 😯

    Be safe mctruck! 😐

  87. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 12:18 pm


    Be Safe!

  88. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 12:20 pm

    Congrats to Jason Gesser.
    Now coaching The Crusaders…


  89. brew808 May 2, 2009 12:20 pm

    (mitch)mitch πŸ˜€

  90. wafan May 2, 2009 12:20 pm

    Take care mctruck!

  91. djmitcho May 2, 2009 12:25 pm

    not sure if anyone else is headed over for that game. I am rounding up a bunch of people for the Idaho game though

  92. djmitcho May 2, 2009 12:27 pm

    you know me, I’m da young one of the bunch….

  93. brew808 May 2, 2009 12:27 pm

    Mine that Bird! πŸ˜€

  94. Hawaiianbod May 2, 2009 12:29 pm

    50 to 1 WINNAH!!!

  95. wafan May 2, 2009 12:39 pm


  96. wafan May 2, 2009 12:40 pm


  97. wafan May 2, 2009 12:40 pm

    Odd. “You are posting to quickly. Slow down.”

  98. wafan May 2, 2009 12:41 pm


  99. sjmacro May 2, 2009 12:41 pm

    Don’t you just love the $9500 underdog πŸ™‚
    Off the the SB and BB in a few minutes

  100. wafan May 2, 2009 12:41 pm


  101. sjmacro May 2, 2009 12:42 pm


  102. wafan May 2, 2009 12:43 pm

    sj . . .

    We messed each other up.


  103. sjmacro May 2, 2009 12:45 pm

    wafan–thought you would give the underdog a chance πŸ˜€

  104. wafan May 2, 2009 12:47 pm

    Who is the real underdog? Is it just a humble shoe-shine boy?

  105. sjmacro May 2, 2009 12:47 pm

    After the Derby there is Chinese cricket fighting on National Geographic

  106. Kazz May 2, 2009 12:48 pm

    Off to softball and then the baseball game…

    Again, to the Wahine playing their final game in the green and white, thank you for all the time and effort you have given!!! UH sports fans are better for having watched you all perform over the past four years. GO WAHINE!!!


  107. wafan May 2, 2009 12:48 pm

    sj . . .

    The photos are awesome! Where were they taken?

  108. wafan May 2, 2009 12:52 pm

    Underdog theme


  109. kama krab May 2, 2009 1:15 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    All I gotta say is today the baseball team gotta step it up or the dreams of making the regionals are that close to being gone. The boyz need to step out of it play rainbow baseball not aggie baseball. They continue to swing for the fences and do cut down on their swings we will get swept at home and who nows whats going to happen at fresno. Just gotta step up or step out.JMO

  110. el guapo May 2, 2009 1:18 pm

    Victorino walks to drive in the winning run

  111. brew808 May 2, 2009 1:19 pm

    Bruddah Shane Victorino – walks with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th. Phillies win! πŸ˜†

  112. brew808 May 2, 2009 1:20 pm

    el guapo – you fast! πŸ˜€

  113. el guapo May 2, 2009 1:25 pm

    I was ready, just needed to type in “walks” or “singles”

  114. wafan May 2, 2009 2:15 pm


    Where is everyone?

  115. jm2375 May 2, 2009 2:28 pm

    HI wafan!! How goes it? Looking at all the stuff to do on the cruise. Gotta do more research on how much we can do on our own vs paying the cruise line. BTW, we will have 2 full days in Seattle, what are your suggestions, besides the Space Needle, Pike Place Market? We will have a car.

  116. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2009 2:29 pm

    I’m here wafan….
    not fer long though

  117. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2009 2:30 pm

    too cool..

    the wahine game on tv put the wahines’ graphic up with a pink background

  118. Da Punchbowl Kid May 2, 2009 2:31 pm

    UH2-1 in the third..

  119. jm2375 May 2, 2009 2:44 pm

    UH 3-1 mid 4th

  120. roysan16 May 2, 2009 3:02 pm


    prelim fights taking place now

    I think 4 fights @ 4rds before the pacaquiao –hatton fight

  121. jm2375 May 2, 2009 3:06 pm

    I can feel a mercy rule game happening. UH 7-1 bottom 5th

  122. jm2375 May 2, 2009 3:16 pm

    Mercy rule. UH wins 1st game in 5th 9-1. GO Wahine!!!

  123. jm2375 May 2, 2009 3:34 pm

    where is everyone?

  124. roysan16 May 2, 2009 3:48 pm

    the first 2 prelim fights@4 rds

    lara, barakov winners, was like watching USC vs. Utah St. in football

    the next fight 8 rds, and the following i think is 12 rds.

  125. roysan16 May 2, 2009 4:00 pm

    jacobs vs walker 3 of 8 rounds

    jacobs all 3 rds, entertaining doesn’t look like a blow out

    walker shows like he can fight

  126. djmitcho (iPhone) May 2, 2009 4:01 pm

    I’m at the Spokane Shock game and am happy to announce that Hercules Satele is suited up for tonight’s game

  127. I’m here. Having nerve problems in shoulders and right arm. DC says it is bad posture and too much computing…

  128. djmitcho- GREAT NEWS!!!

  129. djmitcho (iPhone) May 2, 2009 4:14 pm

    Get better LizK. Hercules is starting on the o-line tonight. It’s about time

  130. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 4:40 pm


    Sit up straight and tweet! πŸ˜‰

  131. djmitcho (iPhone) May 2, 2009 4:49 pm

    I’m tweeting game score for the shock if anybody wants

  132. djmitcho (iPhone) May 2, 2009 4:54 pm

    They have a contest during the time outs that would be perfect for the tsaikos. It’s an all you can eat meatball contest. Only thing tv meatballs are half a pound each

  133. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 5:03 pm

    David Veikune showed his intelligence today, as he was put on the spot in front of the coaches and players in a team meeting this morning. The defensive coaches bet on him to get the answer correct and he did.

    Outside linebacker David Veikune, the Browns’ second-round pick from the University of Hawaii, cost Mangini some money Saturday morning.

    Mangini said he brought Veikune to the white board with the task of drawing up a full blitz.

    ”The defensive staff had the option to bet on him and I was the house,” Mangini said. ”He nailed it. I’m always happy to pay those.”


  134. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 5:03 pm


    Great to hear that Hercules is playing today!

  135. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 5:05 pm

    We had a great time today–spent the whole day with friends swimming, fishing, and playing games together. Trouble is, my computer’s ethernet port is dead, so I’m using Lori’s computer and I can’t do things as easily. So, I’ll see the blog tomorrow…look forward to reading about how Hercules is doing today.

  136. Piper's son May 2, 2009 5:12 pm

    jm2375: Seattle Aquarium = world class and the otters are great! It is downhill from the Pike’s Market. The pier for NCL is close by. The Athenian restaurant in Pike’s Market is good and nice view from the 2nd floor. The restaurant near the totem pole to the right of the market (assuming it is still there) is a sister restaurant to Ryan’s at Ward Center = name excapes me.

  137. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 5:15 pm

    Martin Nievera singing Nat’l Anthem of Philippines

  138. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 5:17 pm

    Sir Tom Jones singing “God Save the Queen”

  139. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 5:18 pm

    Jasmine Villegas sings the Star Spangled Banner

  140. 99club May 2, 2009 5:26 pm

    Mahalo for the fight updates!

  141. wafan May 2, 2009 5:32 pm

    Yum. Beanie-Weenies for dinner. Have not had it in a long time.

  142. wafan May 2, 2009 5:32 pm

    Yay for the SoftBows!!!

  143. wafan May 2, 2009 5:36 pm

    Liz . . .

    Stop using the computer at work. That means no blogging, too!

    Wow, what are the symptoms of WB blog withdrawals? Shakes, sweating, grumpy, no appetite, blurred vision . . .

    Do you show any of those signs?

  144. Jason May 2, 2009 5:40 pm

    Wow, I got a working feed online just in time. Yikes!

  145. brew808 May 2, 2009 5:40 pm

    P A C Q U I A O

  146. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 5:40 pm

    It’s over… Pac-man KO rd 2…hand speed

  147. 99club May 2, 2009 5:41 pm

    2nd round knockout – Pacquiao wins!

  148. Jason May 2, 2009 5:42 pm

    Right now, you just hope Hatton is okay.

    Alright, he looks okay, he’s sitting up now.

  149. HattonAdobo May 2, 2009 5:45 pm

    Good Night Now…..you wankah!

  150. 99club May 2, 2009 5:45 pm

    Thanks for the update Jason. The ESPN announcers sounded grim.

  151. brew808 May 2, 2009 5:46 pm

    P A C – M a n P o w e r !!!

  152. Artichokes for dinner tonight.

  153. Jason May 2, 2009 5:52 pm

    They said Hatton is not feeling well enough for an interview; he’s walking off to his own room, he looks okay. I hope they take him to a hospital, though, just for precautions. That was an absolute shot that he took from Manny.

  154. wafan May 2, 2009 6:01 pm

    For music that is a bit different click on my name.

    I have never heard of them but it would be cool to go to one of their performances!

  155. wafan May 2, 2009 6:02 pm

    Hmmmmm, Try that again.

  156. wafan May 2, 2009 6:06 pm

    Mmmmmmm. Artichokes! How could something so odd looking taste so good.

  157. wafan May 2, 2009 6:11 pm

    So, why does the HA put that fool with the smirk on his face on the front page two straight days?

    How about a photo of the SoftBows? Or of the Les? Even a close-up of poo would be a better photo.

  158. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 6:15 pm

    My take on artichokes is that it is another excuse to eat BUTTER…along with potatoes, lobster, and ensemadas

  159. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 6:20 pm

    Almost time for BaseBows!

  160. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 6:21 pm

    Hmmm….Torigoe in for Van Doornum who is resting a shoulder tonight

  161. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 6:23 pm

    RIP Jack Kemp.

  162. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 6:25 pm

    …and in the “Man Bites Dog” category

    Canadian Farmer May Have Infected Swine With Flu


  163. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2009 6:29 pm

    Great to see Pomai at the softball doubleheader.
    He received leis from the players.

  164. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2009 6:37 pm

    This is why they shouldn’t serve alcohol at UH softball games.
    Koakane introduced Pomai to Stretch as “Brew.”

  165. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 6:37 pm


  166. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 6:38 pm

    errrrr….164 was awesome.

    165 was….about par πŸ™„

  167. Jason May 2, 2009 6:39 pm

    Doesn’t matter if you serve koakane alcohol or not; all the previous years did their damage!

    Awesome aloha from the softball players. They never cease to amaze me. It really is one big β€˜ohana there.

  168. 99club May 2, 2009 6:51 pm

    I’m sure Pomai was polite and didn’t tell ‘im that they’d met in New Orleans. πŸ™‚

  169. Stephen Tsai May 2, 2009 6:54 pm

    I was more amazed that Stretch said he met Brew before. I didn’t think anybody met Brew.

  170. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 6:56 pm

    Stretch may have been speaking “generically” of brew

  171. brew808 May 2, 2009 6:56 pm

    Hey!!! 😯

  172. Jason May 2, 2009 6:57 pm

    You mean brew808 isn’t chawan_cut’s alter ego that he created to make himself look cool?!?!?! πŸ˜‰

    (I’m just kidding, of course. That’s too brilliant of an idea for chawan_cut to have come up with.)

  173. wafan May 2, 2009 7:12 pm

    That was nice of the SoftBows.

    Hi Pomai!!!

  174. Committed Road Warrior May 2, 2009 7:14 pm

    I thought brew808 had mind-altering devices so that we forget what he looks like the minute we leave his presence.

  175. wafan May 2, 2009 7:18 pm

    Brew looks just like a regular guy except for that one weird eye that keeps looking around even while he is talking to you, and that really, really long hair growing out from his right eyebrow.

    Or was that just a disguise?

  176. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 7:21 pm


    Eh, no pick on chawan_cut when he not here.

    …ahhh…nevah mind, we pick on him when he IS here anyway!

  177. d1ε³Ά May 2, 2009 7:22 pm

    brew looks like the guy from Big Trouble in Little China?

  178. wafan May 2, 2009 7:26 pm

    Brew’s eyes are like those of chameleon. He knows what is going on around him all the time.

  179. wafan May 2, 2009 7:32 pm


  180. warriorfanny2 May 2, 2009 7:40 pm

    Nevada (9-4) swept a DB from the fresnecks (4-10) while SAC (5-8) took one from SJSU (7-6).

    1. NEV 9-4
    2. NMS 9-7
    3. SJSU 7-6
    4. HAW 9-8
    5. LaT 9-9
    6. SAC 5-8
    7. FSU 4-10

  181. djmitcho May 2, 2009 7:46 pm

    Well, the Shock won again. Still undefeated. Hercules Satele started and played the whole game at guard. He did a good job the entire game. He didn’t give up a sack, but had one false start penalty. I don’t think the penalty was his fault though. The d-line guy should have been called for encroachment.

  182. Pomai May 2, 2009 7:54 pm

    I was so stroked by those girls all of them not just the seniors gave me a lei, had so many couldn’t hardly see, but the best part is they gave me two shirts.

    Mahalo to Koakane for introducing me to the coaches.

  183. Mrs. A-House May 2, 2009 8:23 pm


    You are most deserving of all the attention and leis from the Wahine Softball team for if not for you they would not have received their Championship bracelets.

    Wish you were there at the Stanley when the entire team came up to our section to say thank you!!!

  184. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 8:27 pm


    I’m so glad that the softball players were so great towards you! They showed their Aloha and I’m so happy you had that moment.

  185. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 8:30 pm

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

    It is hard for me to believe that a 2-year-old is now a member of Mensa! Of course they let me in, so I can’t think that their standards are that high!

  186. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 8:31 pm

    Link found between drinking hot tea and getting esophageal cancer–drinking β€œvery hot” tea (above 158 degrees F) instead of a tea at a more normal temperature increases the cancer chances 8x.

  187. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 8:31 pm

    I think that it is great that Sallie Mae is returning its offshore operations to the US, creating 2,000 IT and call center jobs over the next 18 months.

  188. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 8:31 pm

    5-in-1 heart pill is doing well in tests and could make a big difference in people’s lives–not only would it save people money on health expenses, psychologically it is better for someone to have to take just 1 pill instead of 5.

  189. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 8:32 pm

    I found this article fascinating, and have no idea why some man in Louisiana was sending long letters and $500 per month to a woman that he never met, just because she sent him her transcript showing that she was doing well in school.

  190. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 8:33 pm

    Free play links pau.

  191. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 8:35 pm

    I thought I cut out the second sentence of #186 in time…but I guess once you hit submit comment it doesn’t care if you edit the post.

  192. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 2, 2009 8:36 pm

    It is amazing that Fresno went from NCAA champions in baseball to last place in the WAC.

  193. curveball May 2, 2009 9:03 pm

    I just got home.. baseball score???

  194. Committed Road Warrior May 2, 2009 9:10 pm


    8-4 Bad Guys. Bottom 8th.

  195. Kekoa May 2, 2009 9:10 pm

    *Koakane* ~ Thanks for introducing the Wahine Softball Team to the man who spearheaded the bracelet project. Pomai told me he was going to be at the game today, and I was hoping this hook-up would happen. It sounds like the girls will always remember that small gesture for the rest of their lives.

  196. al β„’ May 2, 2009 9:38 pm

    fyi….scout.com’s first 2010 mock draft has john estes going to the ny giants in the first round on 31st pick.


  197. curveball May 2, 2009 9:39 pm

    never mind……..

  198. el guapo May 2, 2009 10:04 pm


  199. jm2375 May 2, 2009 10:06 pm


  200. Kazz (blkberry_storm) May 2, 2009 10:39 pm

    It was fitting that the seniors that were part of that 2007 championship team got to meet Pomai in person.

    On a serious note, I hope Amanda Tauali’I is ok after that hard collision in the second game. I did see her come back on the field to join her team as part of the senior ceremony so looks like she is ok.

    It just didn’t look good when she was awkwardly laying face down on the ground and not moving for a while. πŸ™

  201. tom mui May 2, 2009 11:05 pm

    POMAI: You deserved the accolades from the Wahines!

    Thank you for making it possible for them to get their championship bracelets

  202. BG May 2, 2009 11:28 pm

    The SB Wahine were a class act to recognize Pomai. It takes class to recognize class. It tests the limits of believeability that someone on the east coast could organize and successfully execute the selection, acquisition, and presentation of those championship bracelets. I won’t ever forget it!

  203. BG May 2, 2009 11:54 pm

    Hey Liz! If you’re still around…

    Just got done with some work I needed to do and jumped over to the Redskins message board since they have their mini camp going on this weekend.

    I’ve come to the conclusion that CB will get a real shot in the pre-season. And, because of that, he will be #1 or #2 when the season starts. Now that CB is healthy, Zorn has to find out this year if CB is going to the QB that we think he is. From Zorn’s point of view, if CB doesn’t show his stuff, they can release him and end up not spending much money. If he shows well, they’re going to have to give him lots more money for a new contract after next year. Or, they can sign him to a new contract and trade him if they think Campbell is going to be their #1. A good showing from CB will allow the Redskins to let Collins and his substantial contract go. Whatever the outcome, Zorn has to give CB a good shot to show his stuff. As they say…the rest will be history!

  204. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! May 3, 2009 12:36 am

    wafan #156 LUVVIT!

    vocal mummenschanz???


  205. chawan_cut May 3, 2009 12:42 am

    i’m back.
    thanks d1, i think.
    and duffer, thanks!
    wafan, lets just say it was a special day for tombo ahi.

    and no, i never leave yet (to the dismay of some). i’ll be gone (and back) soon enough!

  206. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! May 3, 2009 12:44 am

    d1- 159- make that GARLIC butter….. mmmm…
    These new artichokes from Costco are rounder and no need trim thorns!

    Awesome for Pomai tonight! Too bad I BELIEVE was not able to be there for the kudos.

    BG- the Skins sites are popping, that’s for sure. I’m hoping Jason Campbell is solid this year and also hoping that if he is not, they let Colt let ‘er rip. They have many more targets for an aerial game. And Zorn needs to show ’em what a West Coast Offense looks like.


  207. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! May 3, 2009 12:45 am

    Hi c_c… so what… Tombo on his honeymoon???? Just a guess… :mrgreen:

  208. chawan_cut May 3, 2009 12:48 am

    lizk, maybe….

  209. chawan_cut May 3, 2009 12:51 am

    i can’t believe what happened to that dallas indoor practice facility. one person’s back is broken but is diagnosed to fully recover. things could’ve been much much worse.

  210. Ralph May 3, 2009 12:57 am

    congratulations to Tsai’s Alma Mater Roosevelt HS, the girls winning the OIA softball championship tonight for their first ever OIA softball title beating Mililani 3-1

  211. Mei Ling May 3, 2009 1:00 am

    Another fun day & night hanging with Tsaikos!

    Glad Pomai could make it to the game today & meet the team.

    Night all!

  212. Ralph May 3, 2009 1:47 am

    just saw the replay where Tau’alii got injured…fortunately the BSU player was taller as she ran with her head down and on the collision her eyebrow area contacted Amanda’s jaw while she was looking skyward for the foul ball. Impact from her helmet would have caused serious damage to Amanda..

  213. Nitey nite and Sweet Warrior/Wahine Dreams!

  214. mctruck May 3, 2009 4:24 am

    Well, back on again this morning….seems the storms kinda tappered-off for now. Neva scare me for a second…eh!!! what’s this brown stuff in my pants???

    Now to go outside to check out the grounds and my truck, etc. laters gang, thanks for all your well wishes last night.

  215. wafan May 3, 2009 4:26 am

    Good morning!

  216. wafan May 3, 2009 4:27 am

    mctruck . . .

    Good to see you are still here!

    Uh, is that mud?

  217. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 3, 2009 5:17 am


    I like your post #204 about Colt. The only thing that I would add is that Washington cannot sign Colt to a contract if they want to trade him because the cap rules would give them a huge salary cap hit if they traded him after signing him to a contract…they would have to accelerate the entire salary cap hit of the bonus when they traded him.

    The salary cap really changes the dynamic of trades in the NFL. At least it doesn’t make things as difficult as the NBA though…that salary cap really makes trading difficult.

  218. Garret (using Lori's computer) May 3, 2009 5:18 am

    Following up on Ferd’s column today, this part of the article talks about how Colt’s teammates believe in him and how he believes in himself.

    Colt Brennan is a stud. OK, maybe not. But he has to be one of the most likeable players on the team. This kid is determined to remind everyone that he can play. He does not lack for confidence. And his teammates have confidence in him.

  219. wafan May 3, 2009 6:58 am

    Everyone still asleep in Hawai’i?

  220. wafan May 3, 2009 6:59 am

    Too bad for the BaseBows. What is going on with their game?

    Bad time for a slump.

  221. Nalani May 3, 2009 7:00 am

    Saw Mei Ling at First Fridays this weekend. Had a chance to talk. Thanks for stopping by our table Mei Ling!

  222. wafan May 3, 2009 7:02 am

    Weather looks to have changed, again.

    Partly sunny with highs in the 50’s!

    Better than rain and in the 40’s.

  223. tom mui May 3, 2009 8:24 am

    Good morning Hawaii!

    GARRET: thanks for #219 – nice to hear that Colt’s teammates have confidence in him.

  224. jm2375 May 3, 2009 8:24 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Slightly wet right now in Kailua.

    Congrats to the softball Wahine and Pomai. Does anyone have a video of it? I missed it.

    Good luck to the baseball team. Gotta take this one!!

  225. jm2375 May 3, 2009 9:18 am

    where is everybody? sleeping in?

  226. jm2375 May 3, 2009 9:27 am

    ooooookaaay. Time to do a clubhouse raid, since no one’s around.

    *Grabbed some stuff from da pink side to decorate the walls, check da fridge, eat da leftovas, put da empty milk carton back in, sneak back out* hehehehe.

  227. jm2375 May 3, 2009 9:27 am


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  229. JC May 4, 2009 1:33 pm

    Mahalo for that little story!

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