Practice No. 8

• Right tackle Laupepa Letuli did not practice because of a “tweak.” He expects to resume practicing Wednesday.
• Adrian Thomas worked as the No. 1 right tackle.
• Receiver Greg Salas has a sprained left wrist. He wore an icepack before and during breakfast, but not afterward.
• Inoke Funaki continues to impress as a running back, breaking off two more long runs.
• Remember defensive tackle  Chris Leatigaga? He was a heralded recruit in 2007. But he did not play that season because of a torn meniscus, and he was down on the depth chart last season. But he has earned a lot of reps in recent practices.

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Sad to hear about the death of Harry Kalas, who began his sportscasting career as the voice of the Hawaii Islanders and UH sports.

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Not surprised to learn of JIm Bolla’s lawsuit against UH.

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Thanks again to  Whitey and Duffer  for serving as our Maui hosts. They sponsored breakfast, the golf tournament, and best of all, supplied the ono guri guri and Portuguese sausage. We’re appreciative of your kindness and generosity.


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Happy birthday to Monica Ivey:



  1. Garret April 13, 2009 12:18 pm

    I hope that Letuli is able to practice soon!

  2. Garret April 13, 2009 12:20 pm

    It is great to hear that Inoke is doing so well at RB. There will be a lot of competition in the Fall (especially if Libre gets another year), but the success he’s having this Spring will put him in line for some playing time this season.

  3. Garret April 13, 2009 12:22 pm


    I saw your post about how your videos and discussion of the Maui practice/scrimmage will be on the WB show on Tuesday, and I’m really looking forward to that. What surprised me is that there wasn’t any coverage in Sunday’s or today’s Advertiser…there must be some reason why the Advertiser would have to attend the event and *not* write an article.

  4. cheepono April 13, 2009 12:23 pm

    top 5!
    cheepono out!

  5. katsa48 April 13, 2009 12:24 pm

    top 5 baby!

  6. Garret April 13, 2009 12:24 pm

    I liked this Maui News feature on Andrew Faaumu, especially the information on how his brother inspired him.

    Faaumu watched his older brother, William Faaumu, play for UH as a walk-on for a couple of seasons earlier this decade.

    ”It was real emotional, you know, because I grew up watching my older brother play,” Andrew Faaumu said Saturday after UH’s first scrimmage of the spring, at War Memorial Stadium. ”I grew up since I was a little kid playing football on the side. When I got into high school, it was a great feeling, and then getting a chance to put on this Hawaii uniform and come out again, it is a real blessing.”

    Andrew Faaumu said his brother lost his ability to hear in the 6th grade, but regained some hearing as a senior in high school with a cochlear implant.

    ”He is one of my big inspirations because he is deaf,” Andrew said of William. ”He was able to play at Maui High School and then even got on the team at UH and was a participant in the Hawaii Bowl against the University of Houston (a 54-48, three-overtime Hawaii win in 2003). He was a big role model for me growing up.”

    ”Now, he is doing bigger things off the field – he got to work at the White House,” Andrew Faaumu said. ”He got a chance to work with the Department of the Treasury. He is about to graduate in international business. He is working on that right now.”

  7. duffer April 13, 2009 12:25 pm

    When Inoke scored on that 22 yarder, the whole stadium was cheering, but what was heart warming was his teammates all high fiving each other and cheering. It shows how much respect they have for him!


    What do they call it when they jump up and do the hip thing?

  8. Garret April 13, 2009 12:25 pm

    It was also nice to read about the connection between Faaumu and Rego. All of this publicity in the Maui News has got to be a positive when UH goes to recruit in Maui in the future!

    Rego’s father, Jayson Rego Sr., and Faaumu’s father, Tivoli Faaumu, are both 20-year veterans and lieutenants in the Maui Police Department.

    ”I remember growing up when I was a little kid going to the police parties,” Faaumu said. ”I would find Rego and his little brother and I would always cruise around with them. Now, we talk story, cruise. It is like every time I see him, he is my little bridge to Maui. He just reminds me of all the Maui guys. It is real good because right now there is nobody from Lahainaluna, so Rego – he didn’t graduate from Maui, but he is a Maui boy – so I can always just count on him.”

  9. duffer April 13, 2009 12:26 pm


    Where’s A-Joe? Hope he’s not in the proverbial dog house! Blame whitey!

  10. Stephen Tsai April 13, 2009 12:26 pm

    There’s a reason but Leila and I are not allowed to discuss it. Thanks for your concern.

  11. duffer April 13, 2009 12:28 pm

    Gee looks like ALL the food is in front of Powderpuff (puss), nice girl though!

  12. Garret April 13, 2009 12:28 pm

    Idaho just lost one of the QBs that was competing for a starting job. It looks like he left after the Arkansas transfer and the starter from last year beat him out.

    Redshirt freshman Justin Morales has opted to leave the Vandals, coach Robb Akey said after Saturday’s scrimmage. His departure means incumbent Nathan Enderle or transfer Brian Reader will start for the Vandals in the season opener on Sept. 5 at New Mexico State.

    Morales, a fleet-footed left-hander from Carlsbad, Calif., will finish the spring semester at UI and transfer, Akey said. It had become increasingly clear before his decision was announced that he was losing ground to the more experienced Enderle and Reader, who has three years of eligibility left.

    Two years ago Reader faced a similar situation to Morales’, albeit at a much larger school and in a football-mad part of the country. After redshirting at Arkansas, Reader left for Monterey Peninsula Junior College in his home state of California.

  13. Garret April 13, 2009 12:28 pm

    Kama Bailey did well during their scrimmage.

    That left plenty of opportunities for the Vandals’ stable of running backs. Princeton McCarty (10 carries for 81 yards) and Kama Bailey (28 yards and two touchdowns) were the most impressive of the bunch.

  14. Garret April 13, 2009 12:29 pm

    Check out the crowd at Alabama Birmingham’s scrimmage…really sad!

  15. Garret April 13, 2009 12:32 pm

    Speculation that the Chiefs might take David Veikune after the 3rd round…hopefully he’s already drafted by then!

    The Chiefs have cut only two (2) linebackers from last year: Donnie Edwards and Pat Thomas. They have traded for and signed five (5): Monty Beisel, Corey Mays, Darrell Robertson, Mike Vrabel, and Zach Thomas. This along with the current roster of Weston Dacus, Curtis Gatewood, Derrick Johnson, and Demorrio Williams gives us nine (9) total linebackers. As we know, we are eventually switching to a 3-4 defensive scheme. Utilizing a 3-4 scheme requires four linebackers. So, are we still in need of even more linebackers?

    Just about every mock draft I see has the Chiefs taking Curry with the number three (3) pick. However, is Curry really going to be the number three (3) pick? Is Curry truly a 3-4 linebacker? Are we better suited by finding a 3-4 linebacker in later rounds?

    Maybe the Chiefs should be focusing on these 3-4 linebackers: Clint Sintim (Virginia), Lawrence Sidbury (Clemson), Cody Brown (Connecticut), and David Veikune (Hawaii). These players all expected to be available in the later rounds.

  16. Colomaohana April 13, 2009 12:33 pm

    Ha’ come I see only ONE green bottle on dat table??!!! WTH???

    Great job, Powderpuff! I’m so proud! hehehehe….

  17. duffer April 13, 2009 12:33 pm


    What was your e-mail addy?

  18. Garret April 13, 2009 12:35 pm

    This reporter just wrote an article about his interview with Harry Kalas, possibly the last interview Kalas gave. I didn’t realize that Kalas was in the Army when he started his broadcasting career in Hawaii.

    After tinkering in sports broadcasting at the University of Iowa, Kalas began his broadcasting career in 1961, calling minor league games while stationed in Hawaii with the Army. He broke into the majors with the Houston Astros in 1965 — calling the first game in the Astrodome at age 29 — and joined the Phillies for the opening of Veterans Stadium in 1971.

  19. Garret April 13, 2009 12:37 pm


    I just sent you an e-mail so you should have my e-mail address in a few seconds.

  20. Garret April 13, 2009 12:39 pm

    I’m now even sadder I missed the Maui scrimmage…I thought I couldn’t feel any worse about it but ST just mentioned that whitey and duffer provided guri guri!

  21. Kazz April 13, 2009 12:39 pm

    Jim Bolla,

    Yeah let’s see you fight for every cent you can weasel your way to seeing as you’ll NEVER work in Division I college athletics AGAIN!

  22. Garret April 13, 2009 12:41 pm


    I understand if you cannot mention the reason behind post #10, it is probably just me being spoiled and missing your articles. I hope that everything is okay with you and the Princess and the Advertiser.

  23. duffer April 13, 2009 12:41 pm


    OK, I have it at home, but I’m at work and had some answers to some questions you had.

  24. Garret April 13, 2009 12:42 pm


    Given the accusations against him and his poor record at UH, I’ll be surprised if he is able to work in D-IA again. So, his lawsuit isn’t surprising because he needs to try to clear his reputation…or at least make enough money from the settlement to cushion his transition to some other line of work.

  25. warriorfanny2 April 13, 2009 12:44 pm

    good to hear about Adrian Thomas who is in his 4th year and overdue. Its been a struggle technique-wise but AT has heart.
    It will be interesting to see what impact Shaw will have on the aussie….as far as Im concerned, senior John Estes is the only OLM with a lock on starting this fall and hopefully, CGS can inspire other potential candidates to get after it.

    If we are not surprised at Bolla’s lawsuit Y wasnt he bought out to avoid a federal lawsuit?
    It will be costly, publically visible and very dirty.
    More importantly, Y was this affair delayed for so long and more oil added to the fire with his wife’s hire?
    It just doesnt fit….sloppy.

  26. Wayne O. April 13, 2009 12:52 pm

    I really enjoyed listening to baseball on the radio because of people like Chuck Leahy, Harry Kalas, and Al Michaels when the Hawaii Islanders started playing. The first announcer that I enjoyed was Carlos Rivas and then Joe Rose. Of course, favorites like Russ Hodges and Lon Simmons (San Francisco Gialnts) made me a Giants fan for life, although I also enjoy Vince Scully. My favorite now is John Miller. To Harry, thanks for those wonderful memories.

  27. Garret April 13, 2009 12:53 pm


    gokamoto at gmail

  28. Stephen Tsai April 13, 2009 12:58 pm

    It seems strange that the focus of the lawsuit, according to the report of the complaint, is gender-equity based. Seems like a side argument. At heart should be: Was his conduct grounds for dismissal? It’s difficult to argue gender equity when women’s basketball is allowed more scholarships and is able to accrue a greater deficit. More than anything, if he believes he was wronged, he should find the accusation of misconduct.

  29. homey ℞ April 13, 2009 12:58 pm

    Yep, Chris Leatigaga looked good at practice.

    I wonder what chawan is checking out in that photo?

    Big C – She’s drinking NA beer. Kinda funny that you noticed the green bottle! When I first saw the picture I noticed the food, then PowderPuff, then chawan checking someone out.

  30. Stretch April 13, 2009 12:59 pm

    Thanks again to Duffer and Whitey for an awesome, fun filled weekend!! I can confirm that Whitey opened a lot of eyes and dropped some jaws during the tour.

  31. al ™ April 13, 2009 1:05 pm

    stretch….hmmmm. i have an idea, but, what happens on lower main stays in lower main.

  32. chawan_cut April 13, 2009 1:06 pm

    why is bolla bringing title IX into the lawsuit? that has nothing to do with his firing. seems like he’s trying to throw a smokescreen into all of this.
    he just doesn’t get it.

  33. jkk808 April 13, 2009 1:08 pm


    The heart of the lawsuit is retaliation, not necessarily gender-equity per se. By arguing that he complained about gender-equity, he’s laying the groundwork for a legal case by saying he was retaliated against by UH for engaging in protected activity. Regardless of whether or not he is “right” about his complaints, he’s providing an inference that the termination was wrongful.

    It’ll be up to UH to show that the investigation and decision to terminate was based upon Bolla’s performance and not in retaliation for any complaints he made.

  34. duffer April 13, 2009 1:08 pm

    Kyeton & Cassy may rule on the golf course, but whitey and Stretch rule the “darkside”! 🙂

    Now Powerpuff and C_C know what the darkside is!

  35. Colomaohana April 13, 2009 1:08 pm

    homey: NA or organic mineral water?!!

    Stretch: Did anyone pick your jaw up off the floor?

  36. curveball April 13, 2009 1:12 pm

    Looks like there are a lot more beer bottles on that table than food plates………

  37. jojo ® April 13, 2009 1:14 pm

    I second that motion, curveball……

  38. PowderPuff April 13, 2009 1:15 pm

    homey, I hope NA doesn’t stand for “non” something. Ever thought the food was supposed to be in front of the photographer — and not me?!?!??

    Yes, Whitey and Duffer – thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts.

  39. warriorfanny2 April 13, 2009 1:17 pm

    i dont think the cause of action was as strange as it was strategically drated to couch circumstances and selected facts into a legal characterization that has court precedence.

    That is really a skill of lawyering and should not be confused with views the public may have or were led to believe.

    The point is this entire controversy could have been handled cleaner by the current administration.
    True, JD walked into a mess created by hermie, et al, but he knew that ab initio.
    His options for a clean break were limited and he opted for a dog n pony course…. that may prove costly and perhaps–avoidable….settle.

  40. LizKauai [Believer] April 13, 2009 1:18 pm

    ST- are you going to have any Saturday night MVB tix to give away this week? Hmmm?
    Hint hint, wink, wink….

    Anyone game for karaoke afterwards???


  41. Stretch April 13, 2009 1:19 pm

    Liz – if you want to come over for the MVB game, I will give you tickets for the game.

  42. chawan_cut April 13, 2009 1:20 pm

    i really don’t know what i was looking at…

  43. midori7 April 13, 2009 1:21 pm

    Afternoon Tsaikos!

    Had a WONDERFUL time on Maui!

    duffer & whitey:
    MAHALO PLENTY for being such AWESOME & GENEROUS hosts! you guys are the best!

    Tasty Crust: pancakes were good, banana pancakes were even better.

    Tiffanys: mochiko chicken & mini mochi malasadas, very good.

    Ruby’s: great breakfast, can’t wait to try lunch & dinner.

    Four Sisters Bakery: Red Bean Anpan – yummy!

    Home Maid Bakery: Chocolate Mochi – yummy!

    Scrimmage: Good to see Inoke & Rego break off some nice runs. Austin & Blount connected a couple times. Looking forward to the Warrior Bowl next week. Always fun getting autographs & photos with the players & coaches.

    UHfan808, Rob25 & I did our best to support the Maui economy. Who knew mochi, manju & Krispy Kreme could be so heavy?!

  44. A-House April 13, 2009 1:21 pm


    That’s a very nice picutre of the Tsaikos with Powderpuff front and center, but why is homey using his right hand? I though he did not go to Maui.

    Oh well, he is just trying to throw us off.

  45. duffer April 13, 2009 1:22 pm


    In essence, what Bolla is saying that he should have the same number of coaches, salaries, etc. as the men’s team?

  46. Stretch April 13, 2009 1:23 pm

    Big C – I left a lot more than my jaw on Maui….

    CC – do you really want us to answer that questions for you?? BTW, do I owe you money for getting the hot girl’s phone number??

  47. duffer April 13, 2009 1:25 pm

    i really don’t know what i was looking at…

    Probably one of the waitresses, the one that called me uncle….how rude! 🙂

  48. rage777 April 13, 2009 1:26 pm

    Does Title IX say that women’s and men’s basketball has to be completely equal? I don’t see how he can claim this. I find it funny that he says the women’s basketball doesn’t have the same coaching as the men’s, which basically means he isn’t as good a coach as Coach Nash. Or maybe he is trying to say that if he was a women, then he could get away with hitting the girls more than a man could.
    Either way, I think the students that he allegedly attacked should file a criminal and civil lawsuit.

  49. homey ℞ April 13, 2009 1:26 pm

    Ummmmmm…PowderPuff…gulp…NA stands for…uhhhhhh…Neverending Attractiveness! Yeah, that’s what it stands for! Phew…that was close.

    Big C – What is organic mineral?

  50. warriorfanny2 April 13, 2009 1:28 pm

    Chris Leatigaga was orginally recruited alongside Josh Leonard during the JJ regime as a DE and both were subsequently moved by MAC to DT to upgrade speed n quickness at that position.
    He has had a history of bad wheels and hopefully Chris is healthy and in good shape to strut his stuff. Usually medial miniscus stuff is quickly repaired by a-scope and recovery is 2 weeks. Best wishes to CL for a successful senior year.

  51. A-House April 13, 2009 1:29 pm

    Bolla’s allegations contained in his civil action is probably the “best” course of action for the attorneys as this is the one item that will bring most interest to the general public and court system. Release for cause is not, I believe, what his attorneys are pleading. This would be near meaningless if the “gender equity” allegation goes furthest.

    Like any “discrimnation” action, it is the most meaningful tactic to the attorney as it can open the employer up to any thing under the sun, clouding the issue, and bring the ” best result(s)” for settlement.

    Big question is whether the “money issue” on Title IX will carry weight and how far. But, this may cause the defendant to settle as being the “best option” to get rid of the lawsuit.

    UH may settle just to avid a long and costly legal battle.

  52. Committed Road Warrior April 13, 2009 1:34 pm

    I have an inquiry that maybe Jason might take me up on. Hint, hint, wink, wink. 😉

    Get choke complaints about getting C-USA #2 for this year’s Hawai’i Bowl. Many feel that Pac-10 #7 > C-USA #2. So my question:

    Statistically, what are the odds that seven (7) Pac-10 teams become bowl eligible?

  53. al ™ April 13, 2009 1:35 pm

    duffer….too funny. i mean uncle duffer. hahahahaha.
    whoa, you know you getting old when you get no respect from the wait staff. hhahahaha.

    no worry beef curry……i know which waitress that is.

    next time just tell her what i said, “eh, you like one small tip or what?”

  54. chawan_cut April 13, 2009 1:38 pm

    Stretch, maybe that’s what i was looking at. and no, i didn’t win the bet.

    duffer, so he’s saying that if he got more money for the program, they’d get more wins and also control his right/left foot? didn’t they appease him and give the program more $$ to hire another coach. oh wait, and then they hired his wife.

    and i also agree with rage777. i don’t know much about title IX, but i don’t think it says total equality. it would be nice, but then every program in the country would be in the red. not every school does well enough in the major sports to offset the deficits in the others.

    where’s our lawyers when we need clarification?

  55. wafan April 13, 2009 1:38 pm

    c_c . . .

    You do not know what you were looking at? Geez! That is a female, a girl, a woman. Dang. It was not a lumpy guy with long hair.

  56. Rob25 April 13, 2009 1:39 pm

    Hey…we didn’t have any beer bottles on our end of the table! My bad, my son and his friends weren’t old enough to drink.

    Thank you Duffer and whitey for a fun filled weekend with lots of goodies to enjoy and many wonderful memories. It was awesome!!

    Midori7 and I spoke with Jim Donovan and we sure hope they are able to make this an annual or semi-annual event.

  57. homey ℞ April 13, 2009 1:39 pm

    CRW – 70%

  58. Jason April 13, 2009 1:40 pm

    Oh no, I don’t like hearing Laupepa’s name associated with any type of injury. Hopefully he heals up and is good to go. In the meantime, it’s a good time to see what Adrian Thomas can do, I’ve been intrigued by him for a while.

    Mmm, guri guri. I’m so jealous.

    CRW: Will get to that later on. Gotta leave the house in a bit.

  59. Jason April 13, 2009 1:41 pm

    Oh yeah, and I think I’m going to go to the volleyball game on Saturday.

    Okay, gotta run.

  60. warriorfanny2 April 13, 2009 1:43 pm

    A-house, exactly. settle and move on–learn from this experience–and dont unionize coaches.
    What bugs me?
    We have incentive clauses that add more juice for success but are missing poor performance clauses that allow for termination except a nebulous “for cause” paragraph.
    This is union-mindset contracting favoring the hire.

  61. duffer April 13, 2009 1:51 pm

    Midori7 and I spoke with Jim Donovan and we sure hope they are able to make this an annual or semi-annual event.

    Oh no once, maybe twice a year! Going take the darkside longer than that to recover!


    I was asking a question about the Title IX part. Is that what Bolla’s claiming. The support he got from the Admin people?

  62. Rob25 April 13, 2009 1:52 pm

    homey – What’s up with your boy Moniz? I waited to take a pic with him and he didn’t show up to the autograph session. I even asked Steele and Rolo, but they didn’t know where he was.

  63. jkk808 April 13, 2009 1:52 pm

    Just to clarify, under most whistleblower/retaliation statutes you don’t need to prove the underlying complaint, just that you made the complaint and had a good faith belief it was true.

    So Bolla doesn’t have to prove that UH was treating men’s and women’s sports unequally.

    The timing and quality of the investigation that UH did will probably be dispositive of most issues. If Bolla’s attorneys can show that the investigation was biased, and that the timing of the investigation makes it more likely than not it was motivated by Bolla’s complaints of gender equity, he has a fighting chance of winning.

  64. duffer April 13, 2009 1:55 pm


    You should have reminded us about the guri guri for you! Did ANYone share with you?

    Re Bolla

    Kinda like comparing apples and oranges as far as men’s and women’s sport. Or does Title IX makes it comparing apples to apples?

  65. chawan_cut April 13, 2009 1:58 pm

    i dunno. no clue what he’s trying to do. how can he prove that he got fired for complaing about $? i don’t know what UH’s official release or reason was, but i’m pretty sure it had to do with the treatment of players. he’s just using the untouchable title IX cause for his case. i wonder what NFA thinks about this.

  66. LizKauai [Believer] April 13, 2009 2:00 pm

    hmmm -e-bolla. Reminds me of the mom who filed for child support only to have the dad counter sue for custody of the child.

    The karma factor is going to play in this.

  67. Stretch April 13, 2009 2:01 pm

    I am willing to put up my two boxes of guri guri to the highest bidder.

  68. LizKauai [Believer] April 13, 2009 2:05 pm

    Stretch- are they on Kauai? :mrgreen:

  69. homey ℞ April 13, 2009 2:07 pm

    Rob25 – I told him to watch out for you.

  70. duffer April 13, 2009 2:09 pm

    Rob25 – I told him to watch out for you.

    Classic! 🙂

  71. homey ℞ April 13, 2009 2:14 pm

    Did anyone ever try making their own version of guri guri? You know, condensed milk, 7up, strawberry syrup…

  72. Stretch April 13, 2009 2:14 pm

    Liz – i can always bring it up.

    Opening bid starts at $50, delivery included.

  73. chawan_cut April 13, 2009 2:17 pm
    here’s some clarification (legally) on SH regarding bolla.

  74. Stretch April 13, 2009 2:17 pm

    homey ℞:
    April 13th, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Did anyone ever try making their own version of guri guri? You know, condensed milk, 7up, strawberry syrup…

    what you trying to do?? kill my business??

  75. homey ℞ April 13, 2009 2:17 pm

    …or even easier, Diamond Head Strawberry soda and condensed milk.

  76. duffer April 13, 2009 2:18 pm


    There’s a company in Oahu that makes something like that. I think the company or the product is called Samurai, or something like that.

  77. homey ℞ April 13, 2009 2:26 pm

    duffer – Yup. Tasaka’s is special because it is creamier (they must use heavy cream and maybe cornstarch and maybe even eggs). Whatever the case, guri guri is Maui no ka oi. Just think if they franchised. $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$.$$

  78. Stretch April 13, 2009 2:26 pm

    I guess no takers for the guri guri, I’ll just eat it myself at home.

  79. Colomaohana April 13, 2009 2:31 pm


    How about a dozen of those white chocolate pretzels and a bottle of Cabo Uno Reserva Extra Añejo?

  80. Rob25 April 13, 2009 2:34 pm

    Hey homey…I make my own that way since I don’t get to Maui often. It’s a good substitute…but definitely not a replacement.

  81. homey ℞ April 13, 2009 2:41 pm

    Big C get expensive taste but that’s all it takes.

    Rob25 – Do you but alcohol in it? Adult dessert!

  82. homey ℞ April 13, 2009 2:44 pm

    chawan – Thanks for the link. Good read.

  83. Stretch April 13, 2009 2:58 pm

    April 13th, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    How about a dozen of those white chocolate pretzels and a bottle of Cabo Uno Reserva Extra Añejo?

    sorry, you will have to settle for some regular pretzels and a heineken can of beer

  84. Justin April 13, 2009 3:01 pm


    Mana Silva got torched in those video clips from todays practice. I never really thought that he had the speed needed at the safety position. Are the coaches thinking of moving him to the OLB position?

  85. Kazz April 13, 2009 3:42 pm

    Reading “Duster’s” post at sportshawaii, I wonder if we should think anything of this:

    “Note that he did not name Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano as a defendant for whatever reason (Bolla’s attorneys Melchor and Gierlach, and Moniz-Kahoohanohano are all UH law grads, by the way”.

  86. warriorfanny2 April 13, 2009 3:49 pm

    fsu, 4-2 after 3.

  87. LizKauai (iPhone) April 13, 2009 3:50 pm

    Pfft. $50 guriguri? Is it really that good?
    I had to run an errand so I stopped at Pho Kauai for a Thai ice tea bubble drink mmmm.

  88. LizKauai (iPhone) April 13, 2009 3:52 pm

    Kazz, I read that post too. Fed court, mediation. Hmmm. Sounds better.

  89. warriorfanny2 April 13, 2009 3:55 pm

    duster talks about obsfucation when your merits on the case is weak and by citing Gierlach and Moniz-Kahoohanohano as being UH Law School grads, it reminds of conspiracy-theories when you have nothing else to declare–innuendo, innuendo, innuendo.

  90. wafan April 13, 2009 4:05 pm

    I am undecided on mediation or full-steam ahead.

    Mediation would save time and money. However, it would mean Bolla-weevil might walk away with a substantial reward for a substandard complaint.

    On the other hand, going full-steam ahead would cost more in time and money but would probably curtain such foolishness in the long-term. Both Bolla-weevil and the UH would spend money — UH would have slightly deeper pockets, I would think. Might that dissuade Bolla-weevil from actually following through and have him reconsider making a smaller offer for an out-of-court settlement?

  91. wafan April 13, 2009 4:06 pm

    curtain = curtail

  92. whitey April 13, 2009 4:16 pm

    good afternoon tsaikos. just got home from golf w/monday gang. no beverages, just good old walking with bags and hanging your tongue out.

  93. warriorfanny2 April 13, 2009 4:17 pm

    4-4 @ beiden field, bottom 5.

  94. COPO April 13, 2009 4:19 pm

    Hope everyone pictured at the party-dinner on Maui had designated drivers!

  95. whitey April 13, 2009 4:23 pm

    hope all the visiting tsaikos had fun, we did. bhf2 he know how to get info to and from the asst coaches. smooooooth lips. he let them know about some of the big island players and the asst will keep them in mind.

  96. d1島 April 13, 2009 4:23 pm

    Great Afternoos All!

    Thanks for the practice 411.

    To me it sounds like e-Bolla is trying a “Hail Mary”-type money grab. He knows he’s done coaching so pull out all the stops and try to get UH to settle for any $ he can get (less lawyer fees) then move on and live off his wife….

  97. whitey April 13, 2009 4:24 pm

    COPO, stretch was one of the designated drivers.

  98. whitey April 13, 2009 4:28 pm

    adrian thomas is a monster, but right now he needs a lot or work on his feet movements. if coach shaw gets it corrected and up to speed, he going do some damage to the defense. watching him at the scrimmage, he is huge, but his feet speeds needs to be worked on cause the speed rushers are able to get by him.

  99. d1島 April 13, 2009 4:29 pm

    How effective can “intimidation” be?

    Check out this clip (click on my name)


    Who gets the credit for that “sack”?

  100. whitey April 13, 2009 4:34 pm

    another big plus for the offense is that the o line is able to hold the pocket for 3-4 seconds which gave rausch and austin time to get the ball to the receivers.

    on the d line, we going miss dv, but the young bucks that we have now are going to be awesome. they can move and do not stop till the whistle blows.

  101. whitey April 13, 2009 4:42 pm

    we got a very good left tackle in brett leonard, he blocks and protects the qb, then releases to block downfield for the receivers. good motor!!

  102. d1島 April 13, 2009 4:42 pm


    Yup, I think despite losing Veikune, the D still going be able to get pressure…we still get one of the best schemers in the country! Coach Mac get ’em! 😉

  103. whitey April 13, 2009 4:47 pm

    the receiving corp appears to be much faster and have better hands than last years receiving corp. didn’t realize that m ostrowski had good speed, but he is very deceptive with his speed. couple long bombs in the right place would have helped him make td catches. balls were either short or off target.

  104. Jason April 13, 2009 4:50 pm

    I think I need to move in with Stretch. 😀

    Nothing is like Tasaka guri guri. I wouldn’t even try to replicate it. Samurai is okay, but not the same.

  105. whitey April 13, 2009 4:50 pm

    d1, got to tell you that these lean (growing) kids are impressive and they get some motors. the interior d line got through a couple of times because of miscues, they held their own except inoke escaped them for that big play.

  106. COPO April 13, 2009 4:53 pm

    Mana Silva is plenty fast enough to play safety, he has been clocked at a 4.5 forty. 1-on-1 period between offensive wide receivers-slots is an “offensive” drill, meaning WR’s should win 80% of the 1-on-1encounters. The way it was set up today, CB’s went against WR’s, and Safeties went up against mostly quicker/ shiftier slotbacks, tough to cover these slots versus an open field and no pass rush!
    Mana has good size and speed, he needs more experience, he didn’t play in regular defense much last season (if at all) and he only began playing DB last spring after transferring from OSU, where he played QB and WR. I think coaches Miano and Tormey understand that Mana needs tons of reps to help him progress and for them to give him ample opportunities to improve and see if he can be a legitimate starting safety. I’ve observed every practice this spring, first real contact was last Saturday on Maui, looking for “more big hits” from Safeties! Big hits from Maui scrimmage, Spencer Smith, Tai Papali’i- stopped Rego on 3rd and goal on 1 yd line, and on catch by Blount. J. Gomes, L. Davis (called for hitting WR early). Live scrimmage this Saturday hope to see some legal “blow-ups.”

  107. whitey April 13, 2009 4:57 pm

    the asst coaches looked very good in teaching and correcting the players in their group, so this is a huge plus.

    only one major stupidity was the “fight” between o and d when they were still doing blocking drills, not even scrimmage. i hope coach mc gets on the case of whomever were responsible. that is why they have pf during the game cause they cannot control their emotions during practice. the warrriors practice time is very organized and each group has a coach and they need to make sure each players understands their role on the team. teach them how to accept taunting, bad mouthing, etc and use it to the team’s advantage.

  108. al ™ April 13, 2009 4:59 pm

    good for inoke….his success will also bring in a crowd and will lend towards our continued recruiting successes on the north shore.

  109. al ™ April 13, 2009 5:00 pm

    we can never have enough running backs. these guys take a pounding on each play trying to protect the qb. hopefully they will also get at least 15 – 20 touches per game.

  110. PowderPuff April 13, 2009 5:02 pm

    Big C – thanks for noticing the preferred bottle color. There are actually 2 on the table: the other one is in the lower right corner with a bit of the label showing. That one belonged to Sleeze – and that was the real stuff. I’m still a “light”weight.

  111. whitey April 13, 2009 5:03 pm

    COPO, wasn’t watching the db too much cause wanted to see how the oline and d ends line up this year. the db’s did have 2 interceptions and broke up some long passes, so how ms fits into this i have no clue. there is speed in the dbs this year.

  112. al ™ April 13, 2009 5:07 pm

    what football team doesn’t have a scuffle or two every now and then? these guys are out there competing for p.t. expect more when we become 3-4 deep.

    after this ain’t saint andrews priory.

  113. d1島 April 13, 2009 5:08 pm


    It was good to hear a comment from Coach Shaw about his emphasis on “blocking with your feet”. Very important point for OL.

  114. whitey April 13, 2009 5:08 pm

    if i were to make a choice of which o line position has the most depth and talent right now, i would say the center position after watching the scrimmage. all of them performed and did their job.

  115. COPO April 13, 2009 5:10 pm

    Inoke Funaki showed he is indeed a “football player” very natural, vision, cutting ability, and ran with power to finish his runs. Coach Ron Lee should put the ball in his hands at least 10 to 15 times a game!

  116. d1島 April 13, 2009 5:11 pm


    Whoa! Be careful; there is a Priory alum among us who would take exception to that one! 😆

  117. al ™ April 13, 2009 5:11 pm

    haven’t seen sleeze in a long time.

    can you imagine your daughter bringing him home?
    “hi mom and dad! i want you to meet my new boyfriend. his friends call him, ‘sleeze.’ you can call him sleezy.”

  118. whitey April 13, 2009 5:15 pm

    al, that is why we have these pf during the games. if they cannot control themselves in drills, not even scrimmage, you think they going play a game under control??? the pf cost us a few games last season and if this continues, the warriors have no one else to blame except themselves. of course this is not your usual sport, but if you do your job like you are supposed to, the team becomes much better. you think that this skirmmish did not split the team for awhile??? and who said that this ain’t st andrews priory???? this is uh warrior football and warrior players are very proud and care for everyone on the team, so they can say they played the game as a team, win, lose or draw!!!

  119. Kazz April 13, 2009 5:17 pm

    al ™:

    April 13th, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    what football team doesn’t have a scuffle or two every now and then? these guys are out there competing for p.t. expect more when we become 3-4 deep.

    after this ain’t saint andrews priory.

    Agreed. I remember one such “scuffle” that lasted about 8 seconds last season that drew rousing cheers from the players watching it while at the same time breaking apart the two players to prevent it from getting worse. It was a “controlled chaos”. Of course I did see some that was borderline “dirty” and this was NOT encouraged by the other players at all and they all did their part to stop it from getting worse.

    I think our players are “big boys” for the most part and they can “police” themselves if things get out of hand.

  120. whitey April 13, 2009 5:18 pm

    COPO, well said. i had no idea that he could do what he did, but looking back, should have used him as a rb 2 yrs ago. he runs with no fear and plenty of spirit.

  121. whitey April 13, 2009 5:23 pm

    al, and to top this all off, you saying that they fighting for pt, how can when one is an o lineman and the other is a d lineman and they were just standing around. what pt they playing for???? bench!!!!!!

  122. whitey April 13, 2009 5:24 pm

    playing = fighting

  123. whitey April 13, 2009 5:26 pm

    if you like fight for pt at your position, show the coaches that you are the best. if you like fight, go see bj penn.

  124. Stephen Tsai April 13, 2009 5:27 pm

    Don’t forget Inoke Funaki is our guest tomorrow, starting at 10 a.m.

  125. COPO April 13, 2009 5:31 pm

    Scuffles / fights during football teammates occur on “everyteam” the competetive nature of the players “and” coaches foster the aggressive or overly aggressive behaviors of the athletes. Coaches instruct their players to play with “controlled aggression” most players adhere to these instructions, but on almost every team their will be one or two players that have a “snap-gene” which will always show up when O and D interact in a “live competive” drill, these guys simply “hate to lose / hate to back down” coaches can and should control a “flare-up” and both players should stop immediately or in extreme cases sent to the locker room and are done for the day. Most College practices are very organized, up-tempo, you move from drill to drill “on the hop” each drill has time constraints, (UH practices are very organized and concise) problems with a “long scuffle” is these selfish athletes are “wasting valuble learning / video time” I know coach Mac likes his players to be “aggressive” but get over their aggression quickly and move on with the drill. Lastly, when two teammates scuffle / fight during practice it must be understood that they will hug / shake hands and the conflict never leaves the field, its over and done with.

  126. chawan_cut April 13, 2009 5:33 pm

    i just saw there’s a video on the HA story page from the press conference of bolla’s attorney. so hard to listen to him spew all those allegations.
    he’s blaming the lack of coaches for his recruiting shortfalls. title 9 this title 9 that. when a reporter asked about the kicking incident he went straight back to title 9.
    my ears!

  127. chawan_cut April 13, 2009 5:40 pm

    who is Monica Ivey?

  128. Momo April 13, 2009 5:44 pm

    Sorry to miss the Maui Football practice and game. I tried to go, but was tied up with my adult ed class on sat. I am a Maui boy and could have gone to Maui on standby with my daughter’s pass. Thanks for all the good report. Yes, I know how good the guri guri is. Too bad they do not add the azuki beans these days. That is the winner if you had them when they serve them before. Next time try Jack’s for a good old fashion type of home cooking with big serving and cheap price….

  129. whitey April 13, 2009 5:48 pm

    ok, pau, next subject. any info on women’s bb coach applicants????

  130. Da Punchbowl Kid April 13, 2009 5:51 pm

    We think the same thought, C_C. Who is Monica Ivey?

    Anywhoo, great stuff about practice Mr. Tsai, keep it coming. The stuff about Thomas is interesting. Sounds more and more like we’ll have some depth at DT.

    Did the Bulldoza get any carries on Maui?

  131. whitey April 13, 2009 5:52 pm

    momo, forgot that you are from maui. should have steathly left your class and watch this year’s edition of warrior football.

    jack’s is my homebase in the morning for breakfast of champions. let me know when you going be in town and can meet you there.

  132. whitey April 13, 2009 5:55 pm

    momo, one last thing, you and al should have planned on how you going leave your classes on sat and watch the scrimmage portion. be sure to watch them either this sat or next sat and they going impress you.

  133. Kazz April 13, 2009 5:56 pm

    Season Ticket Renewals for 2009

    For those with online accounts at, you can now log on and process you 2009 football season ticket renewals. There is now a 50/50 payment plan that will charge you half of your total now and then the balance to be automatically deducted from your credit card “a few days from June 8th but not before June 8th”.

    ***However, I had 10 tickets and I need to dump 8. The online renewal will not let me do this as I cannot make an adjustment to the total cost or the quantity of tickets. The mail came today and my renewal information did not arrive yet, maybe tomorrow.

    Anyone know how to delete seats from your prior season ticket allotment online or will I have to wait for the documents in the mail?

  134. whitey April 13, 2009 5:58 pm

    the “moose” (j huen) played middle lb. he get some speed and tried to blitz, but ran into o line who did a good job blocking.

  135. Kazz April 13, 2009 5:59 pm


    I meant to say I had 10 tickets last season and I need to get rid of (2) two seats leaving 8 (eight) for 2009.

    Sorry, I didn’t want to confuse people into thinking my friends are jumping off the bandwagon… well just two because they’re moving out of state.

  136. Jason April 13, 2009 6:01 pm

    Kazz: Where do you sit again, end zone? I might be interested in taking one of those two seats, if you don’t mind.

  137. warriorfanny2 April 13, 2009 6:04 pm

    NMSU (5-3) defeated FSU (2-2), 10-6 tonite at Fresno.

    WAC Standing after 2 weeks:
    1. NEV 5-2
    2. NMSU 5-3
    3. SJSU 5-3
    4. Haw 4-3
    5. FSU 2-2
    6. Sac St 1-3
    7. LaT 1-7

    we need to sweep the hornets this week to stay in contention at the half-way mark.

  138. Jason April 13, 2009 6:05 pm

    Oh man, the damage to Bob’s Big Boy was pretty bad. That’s tough for all those workers, and all those in the Salt Lake-Māpunapuna area who frequent Bob’s. 🙁

  139. al ™ April 13, 2009 6:19 pm

    ah whitey…..
    i am glad i got your competitive juices flowing. the darkside beverages tonight will even more tasty.

    a scuffle is not a fight, sometimes even friends go into a frenzy. going hard in practice will sometimes get a bit rougher than planned as long as after practice they are still friends and teammates. these guys are fighting for positions.

    i agree whole heartedly that the “pilau stuff” needs to be eliminated, because, yes, it could become habit and happen during the games. game time, players need to don their business suits and go to work.

    anyway, i wish to discuss this further over a bottle or two of miller lite at tiffany’s.

  140. exit8 April 13, 2009 6:40 pm

    Does anyone know if Tua Mahaley played in the scrimmage? I’m kinda excited to see him at TE if indeed coach mac decides to use him there.

  141. whitey April 13, 2009 6:47 pm

    sounds good, but i got to rest for awhile after stretch and gang left. it was a fun weekend and wish you were here to partake. this year’s team is showing shades of 2007. the RT will need to be worked on, but am truly happy for hisatake, as he did a good job. the way the rb position looked at the scrimmage, inoke will move up close to #1 w/rego not far behind. lwj needs to mentally use his speed and talent, but he still has the hesitation which gives the dl time to tackle him. i hope i am wrong on this about lwj.

  142. whitey April 13, 2009 6:48 pm

    am watching the cruiserweight championship and the challenger is a hilo transplant and he is doing a very good job. may end up as the champ.

  143. whitey April 13, 2009 6:57 pm

    unbelievable, the fighter transplant from hilo is the new ibf world cruiserweight champion. he has a polish name. i don’t know if this is a replay, but irregarless, it was a championship class fight.

  144. jm2375 April 13, 2009 7:00 pm

    For all you Tsaikos who have left deposits in NV:

  145. Jason April 13, 2009 7:23 pm

    CRW: This decade, only once did the Pac-10 send seven teams to bowl games (2002). The only other time when they could have sent seven or more teams was 2006, when eight teams were eligible (but only six teams went to bowl games).

  146. Momo April 13, 2009 7:50 pm

    Whitey I will have no problem after june as the State will cut my job for a year because of act l54. I will have to stop working for a year and than they will allow me to work again. I will just quit and enjoy life. After 50 years of teaching, I can now enjoy things like what you folks are doing now. So Liz and other, I will be traveling to the different Islanld since I can just hop on the plane and need only transpotation. I am sure I can depend on you folks out there for that. In return, I am willing to start hydroponic units for you folks and teach you enough so that you can have fun

  147. Hoohiki April 13, 2009 7:57 pm

    whitey and duffer, I missed you guys again! One of these days…

  148. Willie April 13, 2009 8:14 pm

    E-Bolla got a really good attorney. Factoring in Title IX, a Federal mandate is brilliant. This offensive salvo really sets up his defense and complicates the whole issue.

    The attorney is setting up the picture with mention of the multi million settlement at Fresno State. Much different situation with E-Bolla, but with Title IX anything can happen, especially if it goes to trial and a jury is involved versus only a judge’s ruling. Stay tuned!

  149. Garret April 13, 2009 8:22 pm

    Since ST mentioned Harry Kalas in his blog entry at the top, I think I should post this part of this article that talks about how Kalas got the announcing job in Hawaii.

    Drafted into the Army after graduation, he was lucky enough to be stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

    Hearing that Bill Whaley, a onetime Pacific Coast League pitcher, owned the South Pacific cocktail lounge downtown, Kalas went there one night for some beer and baseball conversation. It was a life-changing night.

    Whaley told Kalas that big-league broadcaster Buddy Blattner was due at the bar in a few hours. Blattner told the young private that the Sacramento Solons of the PCL would be moving to Honolulu that year.

    Kalas applied for the broadcaster’s job and got it, submitting a tape from a Minnesota-Iowa game. And since the season started in April and he wasn’t due to be discharged until July, he convinced the Army to grant him an early dismissal.

    He announced Hawaii’s games for several years on KGO-AM, recreating road games from wire-service accounts. And then, in 1965, he landed a job with the Houston Astros.

  150. Garret April 13, 2009 8:24 pm

    Another article about Kalas.

    “When anyone with any degree of celebrity dies, they’ll say he was a great ballplayer, a great actor, a great announcer,” Brennaman said. “Harry Kalas was a great person. I think often times that part of it is overlooked.”

    The son of a Methodist minister, the Naperville, Ill., native graduated from the University of Iowa in 1959 with a degree in speech, radio and television. He was drafted into the Army soon after he graduated.

    In 1961, he became sports director at Hawaii radio station KGU and also broadcast games for the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League and the University of Hawaii.

  151. Garret April 13, 2009 8:25 pm

    Article suggesting that Washington draft David Veikune in the 3rd round.

    However, if they wait until the third round, options should include 6’2’’ David Veikune, who is a steal as a pass rusher.

    Considering the Redskins plan on using 13-year veterans Phillip Daniels and Renaldo Wynn opposite Carter, mixing in the fresh rookie should easily allow a proper transition and a lot of success on the rush for Washington.

  152. curveball April 13, 2009 8:26 pm

    What is the statue of limitations on assault..have the student file a complaint which she should have done in the beginning and have him arrested for what he did to her..I am sure there are many witnesses.. this will basically solve the problem…

  153. Jason April 13, 2009 8:29 pm

    It’s the ice cream man! (I haven’t heard him come around here in ages.)

  154. Garret April 13, 2009 8:31 pm

    Article about how Bess performed is an example of why Miami’s management doesn’t like to draft WRs with high draft picks.

    While receivers sell tickets, they are usually a dime a dozen, and decent ones can be found all over the draft. And even signed as rookie free agents. For instance, your own Davone Bess, who wasn’t drafted, caught 56 passes for 608 yards last season, outperforming most of the receivers drafted in the first day.

    Actually, the only rookie receivers who did better than Bess last season are Denver’s Eddie Royal (91 for 980 and five touchdowns), Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson (62 for 912 and two touchdowns), and St. Louis’ Donnie Avery (53 for 674 yards and three touchdowns).

    To help my receivers are a dime a dozen argument, it should also be pointed out that Bess, an undrafted player, eclipsed the production of Ted Ginn Jr., the No. 9 pick in the 2007 draft, when both shared the starting role at the end of 2008. Bess caught 37 passes for 420 yards, and Ginn, who was in his second NFL season, caught 23 passes for 320 yards in the season’s final seven games, which includes the playoff loss to Baltimore.

  155. Piper's son April 13, 2009 8:31 pm

    Curveball: two years

  156. Garret April 13, 2009 8:33 pm

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

    Japanese company has started mass production of a cybernetic bodysuit that makes the wearer move easier and increases strength by up to 10x. They plan to sell 400 of these suits every year for $4200 each.

  157. Garret April 13, 2009 8:33 pm

    Discovery of some massive galaxies that appear to have been formed relatively recently seems to go against current theory on how galaxies are formed.

  158. Garret April 13, 2009 8:33 pm

    The drop in the economy has led to a LARGE drop in H-1B applications–the drop is even bigger than expected. Last April there were 163,000 applications for the 85,000 spots, but this year there were only 62,000 applications…so, instead of having to do a lottery, they have spot left over!

  159. Garret April 13, 2009 8:33 pm

    Someone used a hacksaw and some other tools to sever 8 fiber-optic cables in Silicon Valley and knock out cell phone, landline and Internet service to tens of thousands of businesses and homes.

  160. Garret April 13, 2009 8:34 pm

    New Hampshire resident came home in time to see a burglar coming out of his home with jewelry boxes and electronic items. The burglar apologized and put the stolen items back!

  161. Garret April 13, 2009 8:34 pm

    Free play links pau.

  162. al ™ April 13, 2009 8:43 pm


    how can you be bothered by the ice cream man when we are wishing monica ivey happy birthday?

  163. al ™ April 13, 2009 8:43 pm

    happy birthday monica!!!

    how’s your mom doing these days?

  164. Jason April 13, 2009 8:44 pm

    I can’t help it, I’ve been thinking of guri guri all day!

  165. chawan_cut April 13, 2009 9:28 pm

    who is monica?

  166. wena April 13, 2009 9:50 pm

    It’s been YEARS since I’ve eaten guri guri.
    Is is too late to eat right now? It’s in the freezer Jason!!

  167. wena April 13, 2009 9:52 pm

    If the A-Houses are up…they can come down the street and eat guri guri with us.

  168. chawan_cut April 13, 2009 10:03 pm


  169. wena April 13, 2009 10:07 pm

    ahhhhh…too late to eat now. Goodnight everybody.

  170. jm2375 April 13, 2009 10:19 pm

    Wena – it’s never too late to eat guri guri.
    Did ST get the bees out of the door?

  171. Kekoa April 13, 2009 10:35 pm

    Warrior Mojo ~ If I were filing a lawsuit should I hire the same Bozo that defended Lokelani Lindsay? Bolla must be trying to make it easy for the UH Lawyers.

    If he thinks it’s smart to make unrelated remarks at Press Conferences, I think he is sadly mistaken . The public already hates him for kicking a girl. UH fans hate what he’s done to the basketball program. Even his wife prolly wants to kick his okole for being so stupid. Why expose yourself to even more ridicule by trying to throw up a smoke screen?

  172. Da Punchbowl Kid April 13, 2009 10:56 pm

    Bolla is now a crusader for gender equity???!!! Ain’t that a “kick in the pants”! 😆

  173. Piper's son April 13, 2009 11:26 pm

    Monica Ivey is a PR/Communications person and was a Miss Hawaii Teen a couple of years ago.

  174. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 13, 2009 11:43 pm

    Hauoli Lahanau, Monica!

    Momo- Bad/Good news about your job. The good part is being able to see you and get some hydroponics started here 😉

    So, legal beagles… am I off by thinking e-bolla is to “defender of gender equity in college sports” as the former AD is to “fired because he is African American”?

    We live in a changing world…

  175. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 13, 2009 11:54 pm

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  176. chawan_cut April 14, 2009 12:06 am

    i hate mosquitoes.
    so much for trying to sleep

  177. Not an Expert April 14, 2009 12:37 am

    Harry Kalas:

    As a youngster growing up in the early sixties, listening to the radio was one of the enjoyments one did at night. Listening to KPOI, KORL & KGU were the favorites for me.

    In respect to Harry Kalas his broadcasting of the games made it exciting and made you feel the drama of every pitch and ball that was hit. If I remember correctly every fly ball that was hit deep that went to the warning tracks or out of the ballpark was a suspense due to his way of transcending the moment to his listeners. When that ball went out which was hit by an Islander’s player, I can still remember his famous trademark “…….. and you can tell that ball alooooha!!! To you Mr. Kalas a fond farewell and aloha.

  178. al ™ April 14, 2009 1:16 am

    piper’s son,

    time flies when one is having fun.
    a couple of years ago, eh?
    try 1996. miss teen hawaii.

  179. wafan April 14, 2009 3:16 am

    Good morning all!


  180. wafan April 14, 2009 3:26 am

    More snow (dusting to inches) in the low lands last night and this morning.

  181. wafan April 14, 2009 3:28 am

    d1 . . .

    Great clip. Interesting evasive move.

  182. djmitcho April 14, 2009 5:12 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos! I can’t believe it’s April 14 and we got snow here. This is crazy weather, even for Spokane. Like a certain high school coach of mine would say before practice when somebody said it was hot….”Lucky you live Hawaii”

  183. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 14, 2009 5:51 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    View Poll Results: Who would you like to be the redskins quarterback?
    Jason Campbell 1,046 30.35%
    Jay Cutler 249 7.23%
    Colt Brennan 2,068 60.01%
    Todd Collins 30 0.87%
    Byron Leftwich 53 1.54%

  184. whitey April 14, 2009 5:55 am

    good morning tsaikos. looks like another beautiful day in paradise. will try to send some of this to wafan and djmitcho

  185. djmitcho April 14, 2009 6:00 am

    thanks whitey

  186. djmitcho April 14, 2009 6:00 am

    And one more thing…Happy Birthday to my fellow Monarch (J)J!

  187. duffer April 14, 2009 6:04 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Birthday j/j! 🙂

  188. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 14, 2009 6:12 am

    Hauoli Lahanau, James!

  189. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 14, 2009 6:12 am

    189- HI HO!

  190. whitey April 14, 2009 6:15 am

    looking at this morning front page, coach bolla’s lawsuit should be challenged. uh has a law school with veteran professors and if uh cannot defend itself in court, these law instructors should be put to shame.

    he got fired not because of money, title ix, or women’s bb, but got fired for verbal abuse and kicking the players. in other words he got fired for physical abuse.

  191. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 14, 2009 6:18 am

    INOKE FUNAKI: How are you feeling about your new position on offense? Are you starting to have FUN yet? (having fun usually indicates comfort and confidence in a position)

  192. Huskies Fan April 14, 2009 6:24 am

    I seen the fight saturday at UH scrimmage on Maui. It was center John Estes and one of the d-linemen. Estes got his behind whipped on the play and wasnt happy about it and went after d-linemen. Coaches and other players got in to break things up. I know Estes took some cracks, he started fighting with his helmet off.

  193. whitey April 14, 2009 6:25 am

    it is time to stand up to ridiculous lawsuits and not give in. this is one of the reasons why we have become a nation of lawsuits and ridicule. students go to uh and learn academia, but at the same time they learn about life and it’s challenges. it is these challenges that defines their lifestyles. for this particular case, bolla, take no prisoners. defend uh and no amnesty or settlement. go for the win!!!! what will be justice is when the court rules in favor of uh and bolla and his attorneys will end up paying all court cost.

  194. whitey April 14, 2009 6:27 am

    good morning Huskies fan. thanks for the observation, but i said my piece and going let it go for now. thanks again.

  195. whitey April 14, 2009 6:32 am

    INOKE FUNAKI question: I love the way you play the game, heart, exceptional peripheal vision, always willing to learn, upbeat about the team and your teammates. How will you feel when you are declared the starting RB for the Warriors???

  196. bighilofan2 April 14, 2009 6:46 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    if anybody asked me, imo you’re a witness for the defense in da
    ebolla stew. in fact, all Tsaikos are witnesses. “we’ve” been attending da games, disgruntled with ebolla, talking crap about him and buggin da crap outta da JD to get things done right for UH, lettin him know about da crappy “coachin” and downturn of the women’s program he was just bustin up. we’ve been doing this since he was trying fo get da mainland job last year. nuttin to do with gender equity, we been buggin JD since last summer.

    ebolla gives a bad ring to da name PowerPuss. when I tink ah powerpuss, i normally get happy tauts. but with ebolla, all i can say is da bugga get cute ear fo yank on… and gender equity, pftt… he ain’t no powerpuss! :mrgreen:

  197. whitey April 14, 2009 6:46 am

    duffer, are going to need the 32 degree????

  198. whitey April 14, 2009 6:48 am

    bhf2, did the papers get to honolulu yesterday????

  199. whitey April 14, 2009 6:49 am


  200. whitey April 14, 2009 6:50 am

    ok, 200 now!!!!!!!

  201. bighilofan2 April 14, 2009 6:52 am



  202. whitey April 14, 2009 6:55 am

    back to regular routine and time to get ready to jump on the space craft to to to breakfast of champions. ST and Princess, have a great time with your show today and will watch the replay.

  203. bighilofan2 April 14, 2009 7:02 am


    you got witnesses for the defense right here.

    gender equity??? pftttttt….

    thats not what we’re said…. we said he was a crappy coach. for all the reasons we said, we never said gender equity. we said he ain’t inspiring the ladies, he yelling at da ladies, we heard rumors he wackin da ladies.. he’s for himself, he’s not for us, he like go Vegas, and we’re right in da middle of recruiting season…. go revisit da blog and check it out. and you got your biggest witnesses here. read between da lines.


    “oo… you’ve got friends
    in looooowww places…
    who’d join forces
    an punch sum faces
    in da moanin time………..
    kick em wea da sun don’t shine…..
    ummmm…. hasta manana
    yup, weee’d do it fo da ohana….

  204. Piper's son April 14, 2009 11:07 am

    AL: “time flies when one is having fun.
    a couple of years ago, eh?
    try 1996. miss teen hawaii.”

    Just trying to be diplomatic! Besides when you reach my age, I wish I could subtract 14 years! (To be 62 again!!!)

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