Practice No.12

Inoke Funaki continues to impress as a running back.
A coach marveled at Funaki’s abiity to “get skinny” on rushes, vernacular for being able  to run without ever getting hit squarely.
Also during today’s pactice:
• Cornerback Jeramy Bryant had the gutsiest play, taking on center John Estes on a sweep play. Bryant is expected to win one of the corner jobs.
• The most impressive play was defensive end John Fonoti chasing down slotback Ryan Henry, who had at least a 3-yard head start on the rest of the defense. Henry can run 40 yards in 4.5 seconds.
• Slotback Rick Taylor was on crutches with an injury to his right ankle. He will undergo X-rays today.
• Defensive tackle Quentin Beaver did not practice because of strained rotator cuff in hiis right shoulder. He suffered the injury last week, then aggravated it during the past Saturday’s scrimmage.

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Today was media guide day. Players filled out info forms that will be used in the media guide. They also posed for pictures. Two rules: 1) shower first (they took turns wearing H-logo shirts), and 2) no jewelry. Safety Lametrius Davis had to remove his four ear studs.

100_0937Adrian Thomas

100_0941Spencer Smith

100_0944Rodney Bradley, Tank Hopkins, Davis


  1. curveball April 20, 2009 10:47 am


  2. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 10:47 am


  3. Ed April 20, 2009 10:48 am

    Who was the defensive end chasing Henry? My guess would be Tui.

  4. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 10:49 am

    So who was the DE who caught Henry???

  5. rylen April 20, 2009 10:49 am

    top 10?

  6. A-House April 20, 2009 10:52 am


    JMHO, but it seems that someone/body at Baseball America must think much more highly of Sac State than Nevada.

    UH loses to Nevada, at Nevada, and gets dumped out of top 25. Next week, UH takes 3 of 4 at home over Sac State and climbs to #20!!!!!!

    Is that respect? Just great to see the Rainbow baseball being rejuvenated and back to prominence.

  7. hapahaoleboy April 20, 2009 10:55 am

    top 10?

  8. July Jones April 20, 2009 10:56 am

    Is Funaki ahead of LWJ now? Any updates on Libre? Does Chizzy or Green have a redshirt year?

  9. madeinhawaii April 20, 2009 10:57 am

    And the injuries are already mounting… hopefully nothing serious.

  10. Rob25 April 20, 2009 10:58 am


  11. Rob25 April 20, 2009 11:02 am

    Great game with BaseBows yesterday! Congrats on a share of the lead in the WAC!!

    midori7 – I think that you are going to have to stay home, ’cause Vinnie hits HRs when you aren’t there.

    Koakane – on the WAC site is says BSB not MSB…which stands for Mahu Softball…I think Pride explained it to you and gave you some of the pitching wrist action requirements for that league.

    Stretch’s FAVORITE player for Sac State…definitely Blake Crosby.

  12. takoboy April 20, 2009 11:02 am

    morning every1…kudos to da baseball team, 7 runs total iirc correctly given up by the starters. not too shabby at all. if they can keep it up and we can get consistent production from garcia, montplasiar, morford, roquemore, and van dornum, watch out…

    on the other hand, big thumbs down to kkea 1420, how you gonna not bring uncle don to las cruces for a top 20 team. inexcusable, imho

  13. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 11:04 am

    Heal up wounded Warriors!

    Hello Rob25.

    No worry about the rankings. As long as the Bows take care of business in the WAC then it’s hello NCAA Tourney. If not then hopefully the committee will see them as a worthy tourney participant and award them an at-large invite.

  14. Stephen Tsai April 20, 2009 11:07 am

    Whoops. I did forget to originally type in Fonoti’s name.

  15. Instagata April 20, 2009 11:09 am

    ST- isn’t there something missing?!?! either a or the defensive end or the name of the de???

  16. koakane iphone April 20, 2009 11:11 am

    So rob25 BSB stands for boys soft ball?

  17. Instagata April 20, 2009 11:11 am

    ok, ok, ok.

  18. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 11:11 am

    Take turns wearing the H-logo shirt? Reminds me of back in the day when you had to share graduation gowns when taking yearbook pictures.

  19. Rob25 April 20, 2009 11:13 am

    Hey homey!

    I will see you late in the day on Saturday. Doubt that I will get there before 11:30 and I’m bringing the pocho sausage from Maui for Koakane to grill.

    Isn’t Don Robbs the decision-maker at KKEA?

  20. HiFlyer April 20, 2009 11:14 am

    top twenty

  21. Rob25 April 20, 2009 11:15 am

    KK – lose money having a conversation about this with you. You were the very same person who insisted that Sac State wasn’t part of the WAC.

    Wassa matta you?

  22. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 11:26 am

    Rob25 – by the time you come we gotta start cleaning up!

    Sac State is in the WAC? 😆

  23. Stretch April 20, 2009 11:27 am

    April 20th, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Stretch’s FAVORITE player for Sac State…definitely Blake Crosby.

    eh, get it right, you forgot his middle name. Blake “the crybaby that can’t run” Crosby. You think he heard me?? I hope he never get mad.

  24. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 11:27 am

    Note to self… no pick an argument with Rob25 or Ronnie when it comes to Warrior sports…


  25. Ronnie April 20, 2009 11:29 am

    Stretch – are you getting your tickets for Washington State from UH? Are you going to the Seahawks game on Sunday?

    My friend, Gabby, wants to watch the Rams play, so we are going to stay an extra day in Seattle, if we can get tickets for Sunday too…

  26. Ronnie April 20, 2009 11:30 am

    Hi Rob!!!

    Hi Liz!!!

    Hi homey!!!

  27. Ronnie April 20, 2009 11:31 am

    Stretch – I meant the Washington State game… 🙂

  28. Ronnie April 20, 2009 11:32 am

    4 in a row… kind of lonely 🙁

  29. Rob25 April 20, 2009 11:32 am

    Hi Ronnie!

  30. Stretch April 20, 2009 11:34 am

    Ronnie – I will try to get the tickets through UH for the WSU game. I’ll check back with you when the notice comes out.

    I am sure tickets are going to be avaialble for the Sunday game. Can always go through StubHub although you might have to pay a premium.

  31. Rob25 April 20, 2009 11:35 am

    Ronnie – Stretch already on lunch…probably since like 10 a.m.

    Stretch – I’m pretty sure he heard you. I think that was his Dad sitting behind you cheering loud when they would score….nah, just kidding. That guy was irritating! Why couldn’t he go to their cheering section? I was telling Dara to “Fear the Cheer” and it was so apropo is regards to you! Honestly, I like it!

  32. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 11:35 am

    Heh Ronnie!

  33. Rob25 April 20, 2009 11:36 am

    Stretch – Or is his middle name Blake “the whiner without wheels” Crosby?

  34. Pride. April 20, 2009 11:37 am

    John Fonoti should be promoted for post-season honors. My feeling is that Fonoti is a game changer. Some athletes will change games because of their speed and atleticsm. Fonoti changes games because of the way he hits you. Once you get hit by him, you will do whatever it takes not to get hit by him again. He will change what offensive players do throughout the course of the game. I think Kazz would refer to it as “fear and intimidation”. Opponents will shake and shudder when they feel him in the vicinity. It’s difficult to focus if you’re afraid of someone. If he ever learns to play in the “unconcious competence” quadrant, he will be a force to reckon with at this and the next level.

  35. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 11:39 am

    “getting skinny” is a knack, Inoke, no doubt learned from being a QB. No different than slippin jabs and punches for a boxer, only thing u do with your bod.
    but, yes, many RBs at UH somehow didnt learn or werent taught and if u do grasp the idea you will live longer.
    Kealoha Pilares has improved but, yikes he was getting battered in his frosh year by not “angling” before contact–good stuff on Funake.

  36. Pride. April 20, 2009 11:40 am

    homey ℞:

    April 20th, 2009 at 11:11 am
    Take turns wearing the H-logo shirt? Reminds me of back in the day when you had to share graduation gowns when taking yearbook pictures.


  37. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 11:40 am

    There goes Pride. and his quadrants again. Teaches me not to pay attention in Analytical Psychology class.

  38. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 11:41 am

    John “fear factor” Fonoti… has a nice “rrrriiinnnnnggg” to it…

  39. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 11:44 am

    Pride. – never mind about the gowns…

  40. Stretch April 20, 2009 11:44 am

    April 20th, 2009 at 11:36 am
    Stretch – Or is his middle name Blake “the whiner without wheels” Crosby?

    is that what you was yelling at him?? sorry, I couldn’t hear you.

  41. chawan_cut April 20, 2009 11:45 am

    are they holding signs with their names?

  42. Ronnie April 20, 2009 11:45 am

    Thanks Stretch. I think it is more fun to sit in the UH section for away games, except for UNLV since half the stadium will be the UH section!

  43. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 11:46 am

    wf2 – I would think “getting skinny” is more of a natural thing then being taught it.

  44. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 11:47 am

    Jon Fonoti is due, i noticed more muscle on the torso.
    He needs to improve on the run to his inside or straight at him to establish himself as a bonafide top WAC DE.
    best wishes to Fonoti–he can!

  45. Bulla April 20, 2009 11:48 am


    a wise man (LP) said a long time ago about motivation…” fear and pain are the 2 best motivators for the human being; however the fear of pain is the greatest motivator”

    and we derived that from the Hula-T? haha

  46. Pride. April 20, 2009 11:48 am

    “getting skinny”, obviously never ever heard that term before.

  47. Pride. April 20, 2009 11:50 am


    April 20th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    a wise man (LP) said a long time ago about motivation…” fear and pain are the 2 best motivators for the human being; however the fear of pain is the greatest motivator”

    Rats, Tony Robbins tried taking credit for that one.

  48. chawan_cut April 20, 2009 11:52 am

    why do they have to share shirts? aren’t they given certain non-uniform apparel? or did the not trust the guys to bring their shirts and wanted to guarantee uniformity?

  49. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 11:53 am

    homey, yes n no. some runners have natural instincts to avoid square hits and others learn through hard-knocks.
    Also, it is a matter of degree, on a scale of 1-10.
    kealoha as I mentioned learned from year-one to year-2 to avoid taking big blows by duckin or twisting or divin. when you’re hit u keep moving. but yes, it can be learned.

  50. Pride. April 20, 2009 11:53 am

    Bulla, one of your friends from church who had the tackling record up until this past season, is still living by that mantra, “the fear of pain is the greatest motivator”. He learned from the master of the Hula-T. Just got that look in his eye.

  51. al ™ April 20, 2009 11:54 am

    i agree with you homey. it is instinctive.

  52. Bulla April 20, 2009 11:56 am


    interesting about Tony Robbins, I would have to defer to LP because that would have been back in the ’70’s and I don’t know how old Tony Robbins would have been back then….hmmmmmm

    and the last time i tried to ‘get skinny’, i was wedged between my car door and a Dodge P/U truck that thought the lines in the parking lot were for everyone else….talk about a ‘compromising’ situation, haha. good thing can laugh now, couldn’t at that moment.

  53. jm2375 April 20, 2009 12:02 pm


    Liz – from last post – as a long-time Redskins fan, could someone with some common sense, please buy the team. The ‘Skins will never be contenders with Synder as the owner.

    Don Robbs is not a decision maker at KKEA. You wanna protest, give Randal Ikeda (da GM), or Chris Hart (I think he’s the program director) a piece of your mind. So, are they not doing away games at all anymore (except for football and men’s basketball?).

  54. (Jesse)James April 20, 2009 12:02 pm

    Hey gang…good afternoon…hope all is well with everyone….busy busy…check back later…

  55. Bulla April 20, 2009 12:03 pm


    and they say those trucks are Ram-Tough, wasn’t tough when i left my foot imprint in the door panel…..ooops sorry, i slipped sideways….yeah, right…..or left

  56. Pride. April 20, 2009 12:03 pm

    Happy birthday Jesse.

  57. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:04 pm

    long time no “see”.

    i would toss in a healthy blaze soares, rj k-k, and brashton satele as bigtime hitters.

  58. Pride. April 20, 2009 12:04 pm

    Bulla, turn the other cheek next time. It’s a new you.

  59. midori7 April 20, 2009 12:05 pm

    Afternoon Tsaikos!

    Congrats to the Baseball Bows! Good to see Jared Alexander have a solid outing. Back to back homeruns – NICE!

    Rob25: how’s about I leave my seat when Vinnie is at bat?

    Ah, Blake Crosby…should’ve gotten tossed in Saturday’s 2nd game.

  60. Pride. April 20, 2009 12:06 pm

    Al, no forget Mana Lolotai. He got the genes working in his favor.

  61. Bulla April 20, 2009 12:07 pm


    that was BC dayz, haha, what an excuse, now when i turn the other cheek, the whole car moves.

    all is good, i’ll set up a cc sometime during the week of May 4th for ‘the beast’. he’s looking forward to seeing ‘the uncles’ and a few aunties also, haha.

    he is going to be at Derby’s Clinic on 5-3-09 at Kaimuki High School as an invited returnee from Coach Derbs…..should be fun, a kodak moment or two….

  62. Bulla April 20, 2009 12:09 pm


    oh wise one, it has been too long my friend, hope all is well with you and the ohana

  63. Bulla April 20, 2009 12:10 pm

    a happy happy bday to James,
    and many more

  64. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:10 pm

    i thought that the university should have given wilton a better send off on his final night. however, knowing the character of mike wilton he probably deferred any accolades to his seniors on this the “seniors’ night”.

    but, they did get it right and produced this nice public exit interview on the site.

  65. Matt Foley April 20, 2009 12:12 pm

    I’ve been trying to “get skinny” since the 10th grade.

  66. Pride. April 20, 2009 12:14 pm

    Hi Al, been at least 9 days?

  67. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:16 pm

    i’ll be anticipating your call. looking forward to seeing our wildcat. btw, that is a great description for the beast, wildcat, that is how he plays.

    it is good that the derby show is at kaimuki hs. there is always a lot of potential at that school just got to keep them in school. here’s an idea, maybe the beast can give a brief 15 minutes of what it takes to get eligible for college.

  68. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:18 pm

    oh, that’s right pride. has it been that long?

  69. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:18 pm

    matt foley, sounds like he has the attributes to be regular tsaiko.

  70. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:22 pm

    bulla, i haven’t seen that much of mana lolotai, but, if dna has anything to do with the ability to lay a lick, then, yes i can see your point.

    i am also looking forward to seeing the other lolotai in action. i believe they are of the same bloodline.

    (btw, weren’t they family of one proud. tsaiko?)

  71. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 12:23 pm

    Livin Large…
    I think I re-qualified myself as a Tsai-ko -sized eater this past weekend…

    Lunch time!

  72. Mr Colomaohana April 20, 2009 12:24 pm

    wassup tsaikos.
    very happy belated to JJ.
    sorry late my bruddah, i been busy at work.
    have a good day.

  73. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:24 pm

    hb day james?

    didn’t you just celebrate one recently?
    so what, are you 39, oh 40 now.

  74. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:26 pm

    wait, i’ve witnessed you handling a nabeyaki udon with a side order, er, full order of oysters on a half in one brief and swift encounter.

  75. kama krab April 20, 2009 12:26 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    I just came on to say, Mahalo Uncle Mike Wilton for everything you have given to us. You have brought our program to outstanding heights and I would just like to say thank you. Good luck in the future and look forward to seeing you on the BYU bench next season. Aloha

  76. Ralph April 20, 2009 12:28 pm

    Koamahu makes JJ feel 39 all over again..

  77. Rob25 April 20, 2009 12:29 pm

    My bad…he used to be general manager. Guess ESPN didn’t see fit to keep him on.

  78. Rob25 April 20, 2009 12:30 pm

    Gosh…I hope that I don’t get SMU’d for that last post!

  79. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:31 pm

    hi robbie!

  80. Bulla April 20, 2009 12:35 pm


    yes, that former record holder you mentioned definitely lives to that mantra to this day. he was very helpful in our recent golf tournament, and it appeared as everyone from the Matson ohana had a good time….

  81. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:36 pm

    blake crosby…..i kind of feel for him.

    tough to be in the shadow of an older brother who is the starting shortstop for mlb’s oakland a’s.

    yup, its tough trying to live up to the legacy of a sibling who is at the pinnacle of his profession.

  82. Bulla April 20, 2009 12:36 pm


    in ref to Derby clinic, it is for all HS linemen, he just uses Kaimuku HS and Moanalua HS to hold the clinics there….

  83. jm2375 April 20, 2009 12:36 pm

    Rob – da current GM is a bean counter by training.

  84. Bulla April 20, 2009 12:37 pm


    that was 39 right, i didn’t want to see that ‘other’ number up there, for that would really make him feel good, you know, the upside down 9 next to the nine….

  85. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 12:45 pm

    wf2 – Those that need to be taught to be skinny get hurt more than those who just know how to get skinny. The great ones know when to get skinny way before an impact is to occur. Either that or they just make an ankle breaking move and they are gone. 😆

  86. Stretch April 20, 2009 12:50 pm

    al ™:
    April 20th, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    blake crosby…..i kind of feel for him.
    tough to be in the shadow of an older brother who is the starting shortstop for mlb’s oakland a’s.
    yup, its tough trying to live up to the legacy of a sibling who is at the pinnacle of his profession.

    trying to live up to someone is tough but trying to act like someone is wrong. he took a third strike, stood there and argued with the umpire. he should have been tossed from the game. I think he is watching too much MLB.

  87. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:53 pm

    thanks for clarifying. i haven’t watched my dvr of the game yet.
    are you the “ombudsman”?

  88. al ™ April 20, 2009 12:57 pm

    wasn’t derby at central union church for awhile?

    yah, i was aware that it was for the hs boys. having it kaimuki, to me is good, perhaps that will get them out there. you know the new football coach is pushing for them to attend.

    i thought that ryan could be a great role model for them.
    hopefully, desmond tautofi will be there too. i think he’ll make a very good offensive lineman. he has that same athleticism as his siblings david, darrel, and daniel. he could make a name for himself being the only brother to play offensive line in college.

  89. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 12:58 pm

    al – Stretch, er, I mean Rob25 is the “instigator”.

    Bulla – No forget if we go cc at Camellia, they have “skinny” parking.

  90. Stretch April 20, 2009 1:03 pm

    homey ℞:
    April 20th, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    al – Stretch, er, I mean Rob25 is the “instigator”.

    I am glad someone knows the TRUTH!!

  91. d1島 April 20, 2009 1:03 pm

    Remind me not to park next to Bulla! 😯

    …unless I driving homey’s truck! 😈

  92. al ™ April 20, 2009 1:08 pm

    d1…..flashback! if i recall you did once drive homey’s truck.

    don’t the stalls get skinny after lunch?

  93. d1島 April 20, 2009 1:08 pm

    ….much rumblings about a CC being posted today.

    Did I mention that I am off on Thursday and was planning to meet Kazz at practice as he is also off this week? 🙄

  94. d1島 April 20, 2009 1:10 pm


    Wasn’t me who drove his truck that time but I did observe his attempt at astronomy from the bed of said vehicle.

  95. curveball April 20, 2009 1:10 pm

    The real bad thing about Blake the whiner is he is batting over 400…Stretch did everything he could to lower that average..Rob 25 was doing her part also..honestly you have not experienced a baseball game until you sit with those 2..and Stretch was not even drinking….

  96. al ™ April 20, 2009 1:11 pm

    anyone want to do a mini-cattle call at jack-in-a-box?

    (except in hilo, sorry, bighilof2)

  97. Stretch April 20, 2009 1:13 pm

    April 20th, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    The real bad thing about Blake the whiner is he is batting over 400…Stretch did everything he could to lower that average..Rob 25 was doing her part also..honestly you have not experienced a baseball game until you sit with those 2..and Stretch was not even drinking….

    sshhhhhhhh, taunting is not allowed. Although I have nothing to worry about until the last game of the season, Senior Night.

  98. al™ homey ℞ April 20, 2009 1:13 pm

    With any smart intelligent geek we like to tell them:

    “You can explain to us the meta physics of the earth’s gravitational influence on the moon’s orbit and we’ll tell you how a vagina feels like.”

  99. Stretch April 20, 2009 1:14 pm

    al ™:
    April 20th, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    anyone want to do a mini-cattle call at jack-in-a-box?

    damn, no Jack in the Box here on Kauai. I actually ate lunch at Burger King today.

  100. jojo ® April 20, 2009 1:18 pm

    al, I’ll meet you at the Kapahulu one

  101. al ™ April 20, 2009 1:21 pm

    jojo, i’ll pick you up and we start from kapahulu and venture around the island by nightfall we should be full.

  102. al ™ April 20, 2009 1:22 pm

    hey, who was that guy?

    homey they made us siamese twins!?

    wait til i catch that guy.

  103. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 1:23 pm

    #98…ok, who’s the wise guy? It’s funny though. 😆

  104. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 1:24 pm

    I’m thinking Thursday’s practice will be a short one followed by pool activities.

  105. jojo ® April 20, 2009 1:25 pm

    al, just remember that there isn’t a jack in the box between Kapahulu and Waimanalo, so no need scenic route.

  106. Committed Road Warrior April 20, 2009 1:26 pm


    Have you seen how small those burgers are? How can you have one KK if can eat the burger in five bites or less?

  107. jojo ® April 20, 2009 1:26 pm

    I don’t wanna know what #98 is about

  108. madeinhawaii April 20, 2009 1:27 pm


    That’s the way home.. for digestion.

  109. jojo ® April 20, 2009 1:28 pm

    CRW, hence the “mini” CC. Only get small meal.

  110. madeinhawaii April 20, 2009 1:29 pm

    Before starting up all over again…

  111. Stretch April 20, 2009 1:30 pm

    We should do a “mini burger eating contest”. Who can eat the most in a set amount of time??

  112. jojo ® April 20, 2009 1:30 pm

    ahhh, Domo MIH. I figured that a milk shake would help me digest.

  113. Committed Road Warrior April 20, 2009 1:31 pm

    jojo—More like snack. Bwahahaha!!!!

  114. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 1:37 pm

    Yippee yi yeh mini sirloin burgers!
    Yippee yi yo mini sirloin burgers!

  115. al ™ April 20, 2009 1:38 pm


    only if dpk cannot enter.

  116. addahknowjoe April 20, 2009 1:38 pm

    Stretch- you like we go make that contest at this weekends’ tailgate?

  117. al ™ April 20, 2009 1:39 pm

    did kaimuki grill open already?

  118. Stretch April 20, 2009 1:41 pm

    Is the Tsaikogate going to continue after the Warrior Bowl??

  119. Stretch April 20, 2009 1:43 pm

    Ajoe – I don’t think that would be a good idea. There might be a few uncomfortable Tsaikos rolling into the Stadium.

  120. (Jesse)James April 20, 2009 1:45 pm

    al…I think I drove homey’s truck…LOL

  121. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 1:46 pm

    Stretch – We are all driving to the Stadium parking lot before the game starts but I’m in for a couple after the game. Gotta rush home for dinner thereafter.

  122. addahknowjoe April 20, 2009 1:46 pm

    Stretch- I like that:

    -Some people eat until they full.
    -Some people eat until they tired.

    -Tsaikos eat until they uncomfortable!

  123. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 1:46 pm

    My truck hasn’t been the same since…

  124. al ™ April 20, 2009 1:47 pm

    (j)j……is that what you remember?
    were you in “shape” to drive that night?
    was it just your bday?
    have you seen the doc around?

  125. al ™ April 20, 2009 1:55 pm

    ajoe… being a real instagat today aren’t you?
    and rather kolohe if i might add.

    boy, if asports only knew…………..

  126. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 2:01 pm

    al – maybe a-joe is really a-sports who is being advised by ROB25.

  127. addahknowjoe April 20, 2009 2:06 pm

    wassup doc.

    wea she stay?

    she busy?

    Man, I miss her wonderful stories of playing in bands and touring the country.

    I miss her recruitment speeches and me sadly telling her no.

    I miss how everyone slowly leaves us alone so that we can engage in long deep one sided conversations.

    (J)J- if you ever see that girl struttin’ her stuff around the halls of the capitol, give her a big “WWAAAZZZUUUUUUUPP!” from me. Tell her stop by and give us all a shout out here sometime soon.

    She going come to the Tsaikogate?

    Shucks, she must be busy.

  128. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 2:09 pm

    A-Joe – And how do you miss gigi?

  129. duffer April 20, 2009 2:21 pm

    We should do a “mini burger eating contest”. Who can eat the most in a set amount of time??

    My kid would win hands down, al can attest to that!

  130. addahknowjoe April 20, 2009 2:22 pm

    homey- passionately!

    I wish she would dismount that lodged 2×4 and come back to visit us. I really enjoyed reading her takes on football and life. Unique.

  131. addahknowjoe April 20, 2009 2:25 pm

    duffer- I can second that attestment.

  132. Stretch April 20, 2009 2:26 pm

    I heard that the Doc’s were at the football practice on Saturday. Anyone who was in the stands say Hi??

  133. HiFlyer April 20, 2009 2:29 pm

    They were at the bball and vball games too.

  134. lava April 20, 2009 2:32 pm

    “Hubby likes ox-tail soup, but it gives me gas,” and comments like that, didn’t add a whole lot to this forum, so some things are better left as is.

  135. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 2:35 pm

    I guess the Docs will be coming to the t-gate then…Yeah, hi-5 recycling!

    A-Joe – 2×4? I think a 4×4 offers better support.

  136. Da Instagata April 20, 2009 2:46 pm

    as the infamous one would say NO WORRY BEEF CURRY bwhahahahahaha

  137. false gg April 20, 2009 2:49 pm

    homey – hubby works out at 24 hr fitness and can kick ur arse!!!

  138. ombudsman April 20, 2009 2:54 pm

    Unique = Unusual, strange, out of the ordinary

  139. al ™ April 20, 2009 2:56 pm

    easy, easy, easy…..i taught her that phrase and then she tried to make it her own.

    dey you go instagating again.

  140. al ™ April 20, 2009 2:57 pm

    true duffer that kid could do work on them mini burgers, but, i think #2 could beat em, afterall he get more big stomach.

  141. jm2375 April 20, 2009 2:57 pm

    #71 – I can attest to that! 😀 j/k Sorry, Liz, you set yourself up for that one!

  142. Mrs. A-House April 20, 2009 3:03 pm

    Wafan –

    Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! message sent with lots of love. Hope you enjoyed a beautiful day with your wonderful family. Had some computer glitches over the weekend that were cleared up beautifully by my hanai son. He’s awesome!

  143. d1島 April 20, 2009 3:06 pm

    homey ℞:

    April 20th, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    I’m thinking Thursday’s practice will be a short one followed by pool activities.

    Hmmm….making me think about skipping da practice and going straight fo’ da CC

  144. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 3:06 pm

    false gg – probably can with all the working out he does. Tell him to say hi to Sang Hee at Club Chance for me.

  145. d1島 April 20, 2009 3:06 pm

    What CC?

  146. Pride. April 20, 2009 3:07 pm

    Belated happy birthday Wafan.

  147. false gg April 20, 2009 3:11 pm

    al is correct…but as everyone knows i was one of the few who raved about greg alexander from the beginning. SO TAKE THAT SUCKERS!!!.

  148. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 3:12 pm

    d1 – We will look forward to your Thursday’s practice report. What cc?

  149. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 3:15 pm

    false gg – And you also said that JJ would NEVER leave the Warriors. BWAHAHAHAHA!

  150. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 3:20 pm

    Haven’t read much about Pilares this spring. Is it just to give others reps at the position?

  151. letsgowarriors April 20, 2009 3:25 pm

    pilares has been looking good this spring. stephen, what question did leila ask coach stutz when he said that that pilares, salas, lane are raising question marks?

  152. hubby April 20, 2009 3:25 pm

    Hello there Tsai-ko people! By the way, when is the next Blog Bash Anniversary Party?!?! I thoroughly enjoyed myself at last year’s event. The food was excellent as i gourged on the buffet spread. As you all could tell i really like to eat. My lovely wife loved the cake. BWHAHAHAHAHA.

  153. Koawahine April 20, 2009 3:39 pm

    I wonder how Leroy Lutu would look in a Warrior football uniform? He’s kind of cute.

  154. false gg April 20, 2009 3:39 pm

    homey – btw, ill coneived comments like that is why you haven’t been invited to my lovely home to play wii on my luxury 52-in tv.

  155. takoboy April 20, 2009 3:44 pm

    any1 catching the dual in boston b/t rondo and gordon, 2 outstanding performances

  156. hubby April 20, 2009 3:46 pm

    it wasn’t until i had my 4th plate that someone told me that it was only pupus at the Blog Bash Anniversary….i almost felt bad, so i waited for dessert until ST had his dinner.

    i like working out at 24 hour fitness, i can leave home late, get a sweat and then go work out…everyone works out that late, best time to concentrate on doing it right….

    well, gotta go back to crunching numbers so my beloved can stay off my back… anyone, she’s mastered the game and is ready for new challenges

  157. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 3:47 pm

    false gg – that’s because I rather play xbox 360 on my own 52″ lcd tv.

  158. Garret April 20, 2009 3:53 pm

    I hope that the Warriors know that the cannot drink Vitaminwater or they could fail the NCAA’s drug test.

    Coke’s Vitaminwater ran afoul of the National Collegiate Athletics Assn. for allegedly containing some substances banned by the NCAA.

  159. Jason April 20, 2009 3:55 pm

    letsgowarriors: Sounded like a question about the returning guys who are working at new positions. Think Stutz just mentioned Lane as a returning guy, even though he didn’t move positions. That’s what I thought, at least.

  160. Garret April 20, 2009 3:56 pm

    Article going into depth on why Miami traded Samson. Amazing that their judgement about Samson having trouble blocking Jenkins comes down to *two* plays that Samson was 1-on-1 blocking against him.

    Satele’s run metrics from 2008. He did fairly well on yards per attempt on his 132 POA blocks; Dolphin ballcarriers gained 711 yards (5.4 YPA), and his success percentage was 79.5%. An 80% POA win mark is the rule of thumb acceptable benchmark for an offensive lineman, and since centers as a whole tend to have lower POA win totals than do other offensive linemen, that means Satele’s totals, while not great, certainly grade him out as a decent run blocker. He did give up four sacks, but two of those were coverage sacks, so his overall pass blocking didn’t seem to be an issue either.

    In the sixteen POA runs Satele had against Jenkins, Dolphins runners gained only 48 yards (3.0 YPA). Satele also lost three of those battles, so his POA win percentage was only 81.3%, or just slightly higher than his overall mark. That sounds good, but it is also skewed by the fact that Satele received double-team help (either a combination block or a pure double-team block) against Jenkins 11 times. He lost two of the five single-block POA runs, and it was probably that 60.0% POA win total that told the Dolphins that they needed to make a move.

  161. letsgowarriors April 20, 2009 3:58 pm

    ic, thanks.

  162. Kekoa April 20, 2009 4:01 pm

    Attention: Tsaiko Para Legal Beagles

    Re: Hawaiian Airlines, et al.

    Have any of you ever noticed that when you have to change a flight departure time at the last minute, HA is one of the airlines that nails you with an additional charge of no less than 50 bucks? Even if it is only the return portion of your trip!

    However, when they change your departure time on both ends of your reserved R/T, they expect you to take it or cancel it with no questions asked? Any request for an upgrade, or any discount of 50 bucks per ticket is scoffed at. For 3 tickets, we are talking $150 for one way cancellation, or $300 for R/T.

    They don’t care that you have plans at the distant end that involve arriving at a certain time. They don’t care that it causes other people who are meeting you at a certain time to have to alter their plans. They don’t care that you had a rental car in place for pick-up, or lodging to check in at a specific time.

    What can I…Kekoa Q. Public…do to make things Pono? (besides using deadly force). I thought there was a “Passenger’s Bill of Right’s” that some smart alecky lawyers put together to thwart the airlines from bamboozling the passengers like this?!

    Anyone else traveling to Vegas for the UH game had better keep a close watch on their ‘confirmed’ reservations from here on out.

  163. Garret April 20, 2009 4:03 pm

    He lost two of the five single-block POA runs, and it was probably that 60.0% POA win total that told the Dolphins that they needed to make a move.

    Most times the center gets some help from a guard on running plays against elite NTs in the NFL. NTs get the elite tag when they cannot be dislodged by a single blocker. Blocking Jenkins successfully 3 out of 5 times when they were 1-on-1 is probably a good percentage for an NFL center, and the 81.3% overall success vs. Jenkins is well above the NFL average.

  164. duffer April 20, 2009 4:08 pm

    Here you go Kekoa, from a retired HA employee… 🙂

  165. Da Instagata April 20, 2009 4:14 pm

    homey – bwhahahaha.

  166. jm2375 April 20, 2009 4:16 pm

    Kekoa – I think *all* the airlines do the same thing. I have many stories about flight cancellations in mid-trip. United charged me an extra $100 per tix ($300 total) to change “routes” – from MIA-DEN-HNL to MIA-DEN-SFO-HNL, and in the end, we skipped the DEN-SFO leg anyway and went straight through from DEN. Never did get our money back. 👿 BTW, did I mention these were “free” tixs?

  167. Jason April 20, 2009 4:18 pm

    One time, my Dad (who was 300+ lbs and had to squeeze into a seat), my Mom, and I sat in a plane for over an hour, waiting for our red eye flight to take off. Finally they told us that the problem couldn’t be fixed, and that the flight would be delayed to the early morning. While we had the luxury of returning home to sleep for four hours, all we got was one voucher for a cab. Yeah, we used that to return, but what about going back to the airport? And it’s not like that voucher was worth much, when you consider we live in Salt Lake. That was a $6 cab ride back then. Not to mention, we had to wake up my sister and tell them about the change so they could meet us at the right time.

  168. wafan April 20, 2009 4:30 pm

    Mrs. A-House and Pride . . . thanks!

    Mrs. A-House, ummmmm, no wife, no kids, no girlfriend. Tsigh. I have to work on that. Bwah-ha-ha!

  169. Koa-mahu April 20, 2009 4:33 pm

    wafan – i like Damien boys 🙂

  170. wafan April 20, 2009 4:36 pm

    Flight updates are a funny thing. My flight from SEA to LAS for the UNLV game was to leave about 6p so I would have time to teach a full day and still make my flight. Yesterday I received a message that my flight time was changed to 3p the same day.

    How the heck am I supposed to teach, and make the flight time if school gets out at 2:30p and SEA is an hour away!?!?

    I called the airline and they told me I could change my flight but it would cost me more. HUH?

    Does that make any sense if you are not the money grubbing airline?

  171. wafan April 20, 2009 4:38 pm

    Koa-mahu . . .

    Then you might be interested in the much younger guys such as dj.

  172. Koa-mahu April 20, 2009 4:46 pm

    wafan – bwhahahahaha

    dj- call me.

  173. Da Punchbowl Kid April 20, 2009 4:46 pm

    # al ™:
    April 20th, 2009 at 1:38 pm


    only if dpk cannot enter.


    What?! Free Mini Burgers?!

    No worry al, some of us are so far from getting skinny that we’d be happy just to be “pleasingly plump”. The Mini Burgers are safe, I only eat beef once in a great while these days.

    I guess the free Mini Burgers are the reason that the Jack in the Box on Ward was blocking traffic with all the customers trying to get in today as Sweety and I drove by.

  174. Ronnie April 20, 2009 4:50 pm

    I found out that our Delta flight (LAX-HNL) this June was pushed back almost an hour when my brother forwarded to me the email he got from Northwest (he bought a ticket on the same plane through Northwest). I didn’t get anything from Delta.

    When I went to check our seat assignments, I found that they had all changed – so I had to set them again… At least it didn’t cost any more – yet…

  175. Kekoa April 20, 2009 4:50 pm

    Thanks Duffer ~ I’ll be tracking this *Passenger Bill of Rights* legislation as it makes it’s way thru Congress.

    But for now, I want them to know that they are dealing with an irate Tsaiko on a mission to support the Warrior fb team. I’m going to bang on a few doors until I get what’s fair.

    Duffer ~ Who should I put in a choke hold first?

    jmFLT2375 ~ You better hope they don’t srew up your cruise trip airline connection. It’s a long paddle back to Kailua from Seattle.

  176. Kekoa April 20, 2009 4:53 pm

    Oops I screwed up the screw up!

  177. Stephen Tsai April 20, 2009 4:55 pm

    Pilares is doing really well at slot. He said he weighs 201; the joke is if he gets to 210, he’s back at running back.

  178. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 4:56 pm

    Hawaii a cinderella-candidate to host a regional site?

    Well, its still 5 weeks until the NCAA selection committee announces the 64-team baseball tournment, but ESPN’s Jeremy Mills has Hawaii marked as a cinderella-candidate to host a regional site.
    Mills does a weekly survey and named Hawaii as a possible site if several others dont pan out.
    Currently he projects Hawaii to win the WAC Tournament and the only WAC team to be selected in the 64-team field.
    Hawaii is projected to play in the Baton Rouge Tournament.

    Baton Rouge Regional: LSU, Hawaii, Boston College, Southern

  179. Stephen Tsai April 20, 2009 4:57 pm

    It appears Funaki is the top back.
    At the moment.
    One of the coaches told me that he thought LWJ had a cracked rib.

  180. Hawaiianbod April 20, 2009 5:02 pm

    get this…i had to pay a $30 change fee for a $38 ticket on HA. pfft!!!

  181. d1島 April 20, 2009 5:03 pm

    If not for bad luck, it seems LWJ would have no luck!

  182. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 5:04 pm

    Warrior shell game…
    keep em guessing who is going to play what position.
    LOVE IT!!!

    Keep the starters off the public scrimmage extravaganzas and keep the supports in front.
    Opening game…. BOO! SURPRISE!!!!
    😎 😆

    Jiggety jig!

  183. Hawaiianbod April 20, 2009 5:05 pm

    here’s hoping the best for LWJ.

  184. Committed Road Warrior April 20, 2009 5:10 pm

    wafan #170:

    What airline you flying? Alaska?

    Regardless, check your airline’s Contract of Carriage. If they initiated the flight time change, given that 3 hours is quite a stretch in time difference, in some instances you might be able to either:

    a. Ask to be placed on a different flight at no additional charge.
    b. Receive a full refund.

    You probably already exhausted your options, but that’s just something that came to mind.

  185. wafan April 20, 2009 5:22 pm

    CRW . . .

    Thanks for the heads up. I just got off the phone with one of my girls who works for Alaska. She’s checking into options for me. But, it does not look real good right now since they actually cancelled the ~6p flight because of low seat sales. The option seems to be an even later 9p flight.

    You would think that five months out they would leave things be until it got closer. Interesting.

  186. d1島 April 20, 2009 5:23 pm


    Is there any possibility of a QB controversy coming out of Spring?

  187. Jason April 20, 2009 5:39 pm

    Someone (I think Curveball?) did mention on Saturday that LWJ had his ribs wrapped.

  188. Garret April 20, 2009 5:39 pm


    The coaches are not worried about surprising the first team UH plays this season…UH opens with Central Arkansas. The coaches need to find the best players for the offense, and then they need that group to develop some chemistry together.

  189. Garret April 20, 2009 5:41 pm

    Too bad to hear about LWJ possibly being injured. It is good that the Warriors have depth at RB, but it is sad to think about how his promising career never seems to be able to get going. An injury now could drop him down the final Spring depth chart, which would make it tough for him in the Fall when the new players arrive.

  190. Ralph April 20, 2009 5:41 pm

    Wafan you’re single, no single girlfriend, no kids, but you said “i got off the phone with one of my girls,” you go guy….chawan and jason could use a few tips from you.

  191. Kekoa April 20, 2009 5:42 pm


    April 20th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    You would think that five months out they would leave things be until it got closer. Interesting.

    My point, exactly! 5 months out they’re telling me they anticipate maint. problems…huh?!

  192. letsgowarriors April 20, 2009 5:42 pm

    bad string of luck for lwj.

    stephen, any chance of coach cal moving mana lolotai to outside to get the best 3 LBs on the field? i mean right now, we cant really count on blaze and paipai.

  193. chawan_cut April 20, 2009 5:45 pm

    searching for my name in the posts,
    finding a lot of “cc”s
    but not talkin bout me….

  194. Jason April 20, 2009 5:49 pm

    Here’s a song for chawan_cut at the next Karaoke Kall:

    You’re so vain
    You probably think this blog is about you
    You’re so vain
    You probably think this blog is about you
    Don’t you?
    Don’t you?


  195. Jason April 20, 2009 5:51 pm

    letsgowarriors: Hmm, that’s an interesting thought. If anything, though, I might think that they’d move Satele to the outside, since he’s had some experience playing there before. Then they can plug Mana into the middle.

    But yeah, I’ve been a fan of Mana for two years already. Glad to see everyone is finally jumping on the bandwagon. 😀

  196. letsgowarriors April 20, 2009 5:52 pm

    mana played outside in high school and he probably has more speed than brashton.

  197. Stephen Tsai April 20, 2009 5:53 pm

    Mack said Alexander is a guaranteed starter. I think all three appear to be even.
    Mack said Brashton Satele lost his starting job. But then he was with the No. 1s again. And now he says Satele is his middle linebacker.
    So the answer … I dunno.

  198. Stephen Tsai April 20, 2009 5:54 pm

    Some suggested Brashton should be a DE.
    But, well, see post No. 197.

  199. letsgowarriors April 20, 2009 5:56 pm

    mack, he should learn some public speaking from coach stutz…lol. no dropping names already.

  200. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 5:59 pm

    LWJ, Blaze, Rocky…. NO OWIES!!! ONLY GOOD HEALTH!!!

    Everyone think happy thoughts for these guys.

    Ok…so I’m still at work… tsai.

    Now I have to go home and look at my UNLV reservations… and hope for the best.

    Thanks, Kekoa and wafan!

  201. Jason April 20, 2009 5:59 pm

    Hmm, good point, letsgowarriors. I really do like Mana’s ability to run, he’s got some good speed.

    And yeah, if there’s one thing Mack is terrible at, it’s speaking to the public. It was nice to see Mack at the Nā Koa lunches, but I preferred seeing the assistants; they did a much better job at breaking down the film. 😀

  202. letsgowarriors April 20, 2009 5:59 pm

    then again, satele isnt exactly iron man and has yet to last a full season, so maybe better if mana stays at MLB…who knows…

  203. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 6:00 pm

    c_c is AWESOME!!!


  204. BennyHana April 20, 2009 6:26 pm

    Brashton Satele is more suited as a stand up/strongside LB in a 3-4 defense.

  205. Koa-mahu April 20, 2009 6:27 pm

    i want to find out for myself if c_c is awesome.

  206. Kekoa April 20, 2009 6:35 pm

    Jason ~ After the scrim on Sat., LWJ came in front of us to meet his girl and show her his *injury.* When he lifted his jersey (Koamahu would’ve passed out) he showed her a bruise just below his left rib cage. I’m sure it’s one of those irritating injuries that is bothersome everytime you move the torso in any direction…or laugh!

  207. chawan_cut April 20, 2009 7:17 pm

    tonight’s news

  208. chawan_cut April 20, 2009 7:20 pm

    did you steal that from a dr seuss book? isn’t that past your reading level???
    thanks lizk! (ummm, not so thanks k-m)

  209. morning dove April 20, 2009 7:24 pm

    The National Weather Service has canceled a flood advisory for Oahu.


    that was a 546pm newsbulletin

    almost 4 hrs non stop steady rain here in kaneohe

    hope for the best

  210. letsgowarriors April 20, 2009 7:29 pm

    thanks for the news chawan. jeramy bryant sounds like a smart guy.

  211. chawan_cut April 20, 2009 7:43 pm

    no need thank me. thank the real reporters and news casters out there. i’m just a fan just like you.

  212. madeinhawaii April 20, 2009 8:27 pm

    Dang… I hope LWJ’s injury is just a bruise. I’d like to see him have a break out season along with Inoke. We need RBs who are a serious threat so that the Oline feed on that potential and really lay the block and make gaping holes.

  213. Jason April 20, 2009 8:32 pm

    chawan_cut is lame and vain,
    Decked in orange — what a pain!
    No girl to love him, not a Jane,
    Sheila, Mary, nor Elaine.

    But he makes great videos,
    And to every game he goes.
    In the end, everybody knows
    He is one of the Tsai-kos!

  214. jm2375 April 20, 2009 8:41 pm

    Jason – go do your homework!!

  215. Garret April 20, 2009 8:46 pm

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

    PG&E is planning to sign a contract to get 1,700 gigawatt hours of solar energy from space. Startup company Solaren would design, build and launch the solar array into space, operate the satellite and deliver the electricity to PG&E’s grid. The idea first came from an Isaac Asimov book:

  216. Garret April 20, 2009 8:46 pm

    Solaren has an interesting patent application that uses a solar-powered space station to kill hurricanes from space. This article also casts doubt on the business model behind Solaren’s plans to sell solar energy from space.

  217. Garret April 20, 2009 8:47 pm

    The father of the little girl on Slumdog Millionaire is literally trying cash in on his daughter’s success by selling his daughter for millions of rupees.

  218. Garret April 20, 2009 8:47 pm

    A judge in Saudi Arabia has now twice refused to annul a marriage between a 47-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl. The same judge refused a petition from the girl’s mother who was trying to get a divorce for her child.

  219. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 8:47 pm

    Kolt at the plate.
    we know the frosh product from Hilo is hitting .349, 51 H, 31 R, 8 HRs, 32 RBIs.
    Did ya know, Kolt is on a 11 game hitting streak?
    He has 15 games with multiple hits and 8 games with 2 or more RBIs, including one w 5 plus.

  220. Garret April 20, 2009 8:47 pm

    A former bishop in Paraguay has admitted that he fathered a baby with a woman that he had a relationship with while he was a bishop, with the sexual relationship apparently beginning when she was 16 and he was 47. This type of scandal we’ve all heard about before…but the twist in this scandal is that now this former bishop is the PRESIDENT of Paraguay!

  221. Garret April 20, 2009 8:48 pm

    Free play links pau.

  222. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 8:54 pm

    is Hawaii a comeback team?
    Bows are 1-9 when trailing after 8.
    3-9 after 7.
    2-11 when trailing after 6.
    4-9 after 5.
    7-9 after 4.
    6-7 after 2 and 4-4 when trailing after 1.

    The success this year has been in getting a lead early on clutch hitting and holding the lead on strong pitching.
    The bows have only scored 9 runs in the 9th inning.
    eh, dats Y we give Jobu da cigar, rum and chekin blud.
    The bats need to bang and bang early. get it!

  223. MeiLing April 20, 2009 8:59 pm


    That was I who mentioned that the trainer had taped ice to LWJ’s side. Saw him talking to a young woman after the scimmage & he was pointing to his ‘owie’. I hope he recovers soon. He was doing so well. Lots of calcium citrate, guy. Rebuild that bone… Healing thoughts out to all of the players who are hurt right now.

    Spoke to WDoc yesterday. She’s busy tracking bills at the Legislature & going to games when she can. She’s been trying to help me with my job search…

  224. I'm Mr. lonely April 20, 2009 9:03 pm

    It must be lonely when one talks and talks and talks and no one listens.

  225. MeiLing April 20, 2009 9:08 pm

    Sounds like a song for the KKall ~

    I’m just a lonely boy, lonely & blue
    I’m all alone with nothin’ to do

  226. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 9:09 pm

    Murders Row?
    #3 my couz Vinnie, #4 Kolt, #5 BigMac and #6 Hernandez.
    Check it out:
    A combined .318 BA, 535 ABs and 170 hits.
    Team BA is .263.

    114 RBI, rest of the team=75.
    28 HRs, rest of team=8.
    52 multiple hits, reat of the team has 29.
    29 multiple RBIs, rest of team 14.

    enuff, already…bowz have a murderer’s row!

  227. Garret April 20, 2009 9:10 pm

    The LA Times’ draft preview mentions Bess when talking about Miami’s first-round pick this year.

    They could also use a wide receiver, even though Greg Camarillo and Davone Bess have far exceeded expectations.

  228. Garret April 20, 2009 9:14 pm

    Amazing that this player could be drafted this weekend despite all the wrong turns he took.

    For every NFL draft hotshot, there are far more guys like Ryan Del Rosal. He’s a six-foot-five and 311-pound offensive tackle from Miami who didn’t play organized football until 11th grade and played college ball at Division II Dixie State in Utah.

    Now he’s finally getting noticed by league scouts. And not just because of his arm-length patriotic tattoo or his long, flowing hair. It’s because of his agility, his speed (just under 5.0 seconds in the 40), and his ability to bench-press 225 pounds 35 times in a row with relative ease. His best lift is 455 pounds.

    He didn’t have any college scholarship offers upon graduation, partly because of his borderline grades, so he went to Miami Dade College for a semester. He signed with FIU under then-coach Don Strock but landed on academic probation and left the team.

    I don’t want to live the rest of my life wondering if I could have made it.”

    So, he went back to school in 2006. He chose Dixie State in St. George, Utah, because it had a good reputation as a small school that got players into the NFL

  229. chawan_cut April 20, 2009 9:19 pm

    save your poems for your secret basketball dates….

  230. el guapo April 20, 2009 9:20 pm


    Note from last night: I agree that interaction between teachers and students work better face to face. But times are changing and one day I think most undergraduate education will take place on the internet. If that happens, lots of things are going to change, including sports.

  231. Jason April 20, 2009 9:28 pm

    Mei Ling: That’s right, it was you. Sorry about that, my brain is still a melted puddle. 😀

    chawan_cut: For those, I quote Shakespeare. Well, I read Shakespeare off my iPod touch. 😀

  232. Jason April 20, 2009 9:30 pm

    Speaking of Shakespeare: (and 44)

  233. Pride. April 20, 2009 9:32 pm

    Chawan_cut is a great guy. I’m sure someday in the end, he’ll have the last laugh.

  234. Garret April 20, 2009 9:35 pm

    el guapo,

    I do not disagree with anything you said in post #230, but I think it will be a long time before things change to the point that it will affect sports. I agree that a lot of majors could have most or all of their lectures given via the internet…but for education I focus on engineering and students really need to go to a place to do the labs. Things might be different for history, government, or computer programming classes, but other things like physics really need a lab too.

  235. Kekoa April 20, 2009 9:39 pm

    Doc Blanchard, *Mr. inside*- died today at age 84 of Pneumonia. One Heisman trophy winner that earned his keep as a LB on defense, a place kicker and a punter for the Black Knight’s of the Hudson, Army team.

    RIP “Doc.”

  236. Garret April 20, 2009 9:41 pm

    Regarding the discussion I had with A-joe yesterday, here are some examples of wrestling having problems due to budget/Title IX issues.

    This article is about how Portland State dropped their wrestling program last month–they now have club status.

  237. Garret April 20, 2009 9:44 pm

    There is a worry that many other schools will follow Eastern Illinois’ example and drop wrestling…because APR rules are killing some wrestling programs.

    As if the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) wasn’t under enough scrutiny by college coaches, Eastern Illinois University’s decision to drop its wrestling program on May 17 might set in motion a damning precedent to administrators around the country.

    The problem athletes are the “0-for-2” students, as the NCAA calls them. Described on the NCAA web site, the “0-for-2” has become a “four-letter word.” Athletes who are on scholarship and are ineligible, lose a point towards the APR. Athletes who leave school while ineligible lose two points. Athletes on scholarship who transfer, but remain eligible, only lose one point. Athletes who transfer and are ineligible – 0-for-2.

    A wrestler who might be collecting as little as five percent (scholarship) and went away from home, realizes he can’t break the lineup and transfers to a program more suitable, closer to home, and probably less expensive, will hurt his initial school’s APR by transferring.

  238. Garret April 20, 2009 9:47 pm

    Oregon dropped wrestling recently.

    Kilkenny said that the contracts of head wrestling coach Chuck Kearney, who has completed nine seasons at the helm of the program, as well as assistant coaches Rick Stewart and Jason Powell, would be honored through June 30, 2008. In addition, the 17 wrestlers expected to be on scholarship for the coming year will be provided the following options: they will be allowed to compete at Oregon during the 2007-08 season under their current grant-in-aid status and then be allowed to transfer to another school, where they would be immediately eligible under NCAA guidelines; they will be given the opportunity to continue their education at Oregon after the 2007-08 season while retaining their current financial aid obligations through their remaining years of eligibility; or they would be given their release to transfer to another school immediately before the start of the 2007-08 season.

  239. Pride. April 20, 2009 9:48 pm

    Windward residents need to be careful. Man arrested for attempted murder escaped from the State Hospital today. If you see anyone who looks dangerous or suspicious then call A-Sports. She will kick his butt from here to Timbuktu.

  240. d1島 April 20, 2009 9:53 pm

    …there’s an anecdote that ends, “I buk one and Timbuktu.”

    If LTUHF feels up to it, I bet he can recall the lead up… 🙂

  241. d1島 April 20, 2009 10:03 pm

    OK, so it’s after 10….

    found it. click on my name.

  242. d1島 April 20, 2009 10:05 pm


  243. al ™ April 20, 2009 10:27 pm

    whoa this blog has been boardering on the edge.
    pretty soon a disclaimer gonna be bannered at the bottom.

    “B-MA” (Blog-Mature Audiences)

  244. Stephen Tsai April 20, 2009 11:23 pm

    I saw the height of the escapee, but the weight didn’t match Homey.

  245. Stephen Tsai April 20, 2009 11:27 pm

    Does Oregon have a women’s wrestling team? That could have solved that problem.

  246. J April 20, 2009 11:33 pm

    Timbuktu, crab cakes, hmm…

  247. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 20, 2009 11:35 pm

    c_c is cool because he provides a great service – the video wrapup.

    Out of Hawaii lurkers might pipe up and give chawan_cut some props for providing the Hawaii sports news so faithfully!

    Nitey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  248. al ™ April 20, 2009 11:39 pm

    what’s the progress of waylon lolotai?

  249. Stephen Tsai April 20, 2009 11:41 pm

    Waylon is still a defensive end, much to Cal Lee’s chagrin.

  250. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 20, 2009 11:43 pm

    Those are some nice Under Armour/UH polos… I want one.

  251. Koa-mahu April 20, 2009 11:55 pm

    kazz – i have an extra shirt which you can have…but i would have to put it on you to make sure it fits your 24-hr fitness rock hard body. hehehehe

  252. morning dove April 21, 2009 12:09 am

    is there a video chat tomorrow ?

  253. Stephen Tsai April 21, 2009 12:26 am

    There is a video chat today, at noon.
    Our editor, Curtis Murayama, discusses the NFL draft.

  254. Stephen Tsai April 21, 2009 12:28 am

    Rodney Bradley, Tank Hopkins and Lametrius Davis are blog readers.
    So they said they wanted their pictures on the Internet.
    They’re laughing and joking and talking about playing Rock Band2.
    And then as soon as I whip out the camera, they go into their angry look.
    Take the shot, then they’re smiling and laughing again.

  255. wafan April 21, 2009 3:07 am

    Good morning everyone!

  256. wafan April 21, 2009 3:15 am

    Always cracks me up when guys have to put on that face. Do they realize how ridiculous they look? Especially the ones who look down their nose.

  257. d1島 April 21, 2009 5:16 am

    Great Morning All!

    Regardless of how they “strike a pose”, the Warriors are beginning to look really good where it counts – on the field.

    Have a great day erryboddy!


  258. djmitcho April 21, 2009 5:35 am

    Awesome Good Morning Everybody! Even though it’s only 50 degrees right now, looking at a high of 80 today. Perfect weather. Unfortunately the high drops to 64 and cloudy tomorrow.

  259. djmitcho April 21, 2009 5:39 am

    thanks for da great vid on FB.

  260. Garret April 21, 2009 6:03 am

    The Bears are looking for a CB in the draft and one of the players they have focused on is Mouton.

    Who the Bears have been looking at

    The Bears brought in West Virginia’s Ellis Lankster for a pre-draft visit after college scouting director Greg Gabriel attended the Mountaineers’ pro day. They also put Troy’s Sherrod Martin through a private workout. However, it’s believed they are looking at him as a free safety. Hoke went to Los Angeles to attend Hawaii’s pro day with a plan to look at Ryan Mouton.

  261. Garret April 21, 2009 6:04 am

    Kenny Zuckerman sure does represent a lot of players with Hawaii ties.

    Maiava’s agent, Kenny Zuckerman of Los Angeles-based Priority Sports, has told his client that he will get that much-anticipated call. Zuckerman also represents Dominic Raiola, Olin Kreutz, Kurt Warner, Shaun Cody and University of Hawaii hopefuls David Veikune and Ryan Mouton.

  262. Garret April 21, 2009 6:06 am

    There are a lot of D-IA recruits on Maui, and UH having a practice/scrimmage there is a great way to help influence recruits and their family and friends to look even more favorably towards UH.

    Maiava’s signing with USC has opened a road to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision ranks for several former Maui Interscholastic League standouts. As many as 13 former MIL players could be on top-rung college rosters in the fall.

  263. Garret April 21, 2009 6:09 am

    The NFL messed up their schedule in relation to the Fiesta Bowl. With the schedule already released, it will be interesting to see what the Cardinals and the NFL do to make it up to the Fiesta Bowl.

    Before working out details on how to fix a scheduling conflict with the Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium, the organization has made an informal request.

    It wants a letter from the Cardinals, stating that similar scheduling mistakes will not duplicate.

    The conflict developed last week after the NFL released its 2009-10 season schedule. The league has the Cardinals playing their final home game Jan. 3 against the Green Bay Packers.

    That’s a day before the Jan. 4 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will be played in the same Glendale stadium. The bowl organization has a contract with the stadium operator that says the Cardinals can’t play a regular-season game within two days of the bowl. The Cardinals’ agreement with the stadium operator includes similar language.

    The Cardinals have taken responsibility for the problem, admitting they failed to notify the NFL of the potential scheduling conflict.

  264. Garret April 21, 2009 6:11 am

    Oregon State has been trying to figure out how to cut their Athletic Department’s expenses, with their financial situation sounding similar to UH’s one (though they don’t have a big HF deficit to deal with).

    That doesn’t mean any sports are going to be cut, yet. That’s the last line of fiscal defense, said Todd Stansbury, executive senior associate director at OSU.

    The Beavers live on the financial edge, which makes facing a poor economy troublesome.

    They try to keep pace with the top end of the Pacific-10 Conference and make dents in the national landscape, but say they are under funded.

    Stansbury wants coaches to rework schedules so there’s less amount of days on road trips. He wants an effort to schedule games in closer vicinity to play them in a shorter timeframe.

    How many players and support personnel on the road are being looked at, seeing if that can be cut down to save on meals, plane tickets and hotel rooms.

    Stansbury pointed out how the football team bused to Seattle instead of flying as a big way to cut costs.

    “The size of plane football uses should be looked into,” Stansbury said. “Football charters, but maybe send a smaller party and send some people commercial.”

  265. Garret April 21, 2009 6:13 am

    Don’t forget the free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cone today!

  266. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 21, 2009 7:50 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise….

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana…

    Looking forward to the Weekend Bash

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

    check out

  267. (Jesse)James April 21, 2009 8:24 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope all is well…hope everyone has a great day today….

  268. roysan16 April 21, 2009 8:36 am

    to the people in the know

    what does it mean when you hear football coaches say, “we practice like an NFL team”?

    reading the recent NY Times article and quotes from the Florida coach, Urban Meyer, he said,” the biggest difference in college football today is that a lot of college teams practice like an NFL team”. He goes on to say that this new concept was going on since the early ’90’s. And he even observes how high schools are beginning to practicing like how an NFL team conducts practices.

    Remembering a Coach Jone’s quote from the radio. A caller had asked, “How come I don’t see your team running sprints at the end of practices”. And Coach Jones replied, even back then, “that we practice like an NFL team”.

    So surmising on my part does the term “practicing like an NFL team” mean that the players on the football team are responsible for their own individual stretching, calisthenics and running outside of the practice and on their own time?

    Watching last Saturday’s Warrior practice, for example, I observed how the players would do some perfunctory stretching and then boom right into their drills. This was taking place about 15-20 minutes before practice, and the players were with their respective groups. The OL, I was watching, were seated on the ground stretching their thigh muscles and then the next minute they were gathered working on technique drills, both passing and run blocking.

    When the 300pm horn started commencing practice, I’m thinking, now, they’ll probably start their calisthenics and stretching. But no. They then went into 5 minute drill of 15 yard one quarter speed runs-forward, backward, sideways, high stepping etc.

    Then the team gathered in the respective groups for agility drills.And 5 minutes later they’re practicing technique. About 15 minutes into the practice while the skill players are doing 7 on 7’s the DL and OL are scrimmaging with the emphasis on working on their assignments.

    So about 25 minutes into the practice the 77 play scrimmage then begins.

    And… huh, I’m really thinking…gees I hope the boys are stretched out and don’t injure themselves… Am I missing something here were my true thoughts. Do the boys,now a days, stretch and do their calisthenics in the locker room before heading onto the practice field? Maybe, IDK. Let’s pray they do.

    …I mean in our day, some 30 years ago, before every practice, scrimmage and game we’d do real calisthenics–isometrics, ankle, wrists, shoulder and neck rolls And real agilities. Not perfunctory at all. For the coaches back then preached that being flexible, where the muscle groups are loose, deters injuries. This is easily understood.

    And then I look at the Warriors and wonder. And I can see how lack of real calisthenics and stretching is conducive to injuries, and I’m hoping the players are doing it on their own time if that’s what they’re resigned to doing. To put mildly I was shocked at observing this last Saturday’s practice at how rigidly looking some of the linemen look.

    What I’m guessing you’ll hear is that college football teams have time constraints and that they have to zip thru practices, like NFL teams do. What’s at the forefront of these practices is teaching assignments and instruction and the players are relegated to doing the axillary things on their own. And to the player’s benefit I hope they are.

  269. ombudsman April 21, 2009 8:47 am

    There’s a side bet on who will respond to roysan16 first.

  270. roysan16 April 21, 2009 8:51 am


    here’s a side bet

    the over and under on brashton satele’s weight

    i bet the farm it’s over his listed weight of 255


  271. MeiLing April 21, 2009 8:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Go BaseBows! It’s gonna be 101 degrees in Phoenix-Tempe today. Yuck! Continuous hydration needed.

    Should be a nice day at practice tomorrow. See ya there.

    Esme & out….

  272. SteveM April 21, 2009 9:04 am

    Good morning everyone!

    …another work day for me, will be back later…

  273. Jack Flash April 21, 2009 9:05 am

    roysan16- i’ve heard that current research suggests large amounts of stretching prior to working out isn’t all that good for you. Coaches now say to just get “warmed up” with rotator circles and light exercising/jogging. The key is to thoroughly stretch after workouts.
    At least that’s what i’ve heard… Aloha!

  274. ombudsman April 21, 2009 9:05 am


    I believe that you will win the bet. Why don’t we show up at the next gathering and I will pay you off?

    I will bet that he can run a 4.7/40.

  275. madeinhawaii April 21, 2009 9:11 am

    Maybe it just means that the NFL doesn’t pay for a player to get in shape and be ready. It pays for players that ARE ready at the start of their work day till the end. All that stretching, prepping and getting in shape are obligatory duties that each player needs to do on their own time. That would maximize the hands on time time that each player has to learn and practice their techniques and plays.

  276. roysan16 April 21, 2009 9:14 am


    your funny. if from today on if I hear he runs a 4.7/40 I’ll pledge a $100.
    to the football team. that’s a promise.

  277. Stretch April 21, 2009 9:24 am

    April 21st, 2009 at 9:14 am
    your funny. if from today on if I hear he runs a 4.7/40 I’ll pledge a $100. to the football team. that’s a promise.

    psssst, it was ombudsman that made the bet. make sure you don’t get the two confused…..

  278. ombudsman April 21, 2009 9:30 am

    Eh, roysan16

    I already have an identity crisis going on, why you calling me “al”?
    I believe that I am at least twenty years younger than he is.
    Oh boy, now I really going to get it.

  279. roysan16 April 21, 2009 9:40 am



    intuitive thinking

    the real “al” acts the part-ombudsmen, which is good- an arbitrator type of person

    not going to fool me–in a way you mimic “al”

    the only thing missing is “nuff said”

  280. duffer April 21, 2009 10:16 am


  281. duffer April 21, 2009 10:17 am

    Alright Shane………..

  282. duffer April 21, 2009 10:19 am

    Having a bad day, forgot to mail my W-2 with my State return, which was a day late! 🙁

  283. madeinhawaii April 21, 2009 10:21 am

    new post up

  284. duffer April 21, 2009 10:24 am

    Listening to Genoa Keawe sing Kane’ohe to soothe me!

    Along with Rev. Dennis Kamakahi singing Koke’e.

  285. Decking gold coast April 21, 2009 7:36 pm

    Really i m very glad to see you in this pose.

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