Kia gets 49er tryout; K5 will do MPSF match

Former UH offensive lineman Aaron Kia (Mililani High, 2005) has been invited to participate in a tryout with the San Francisco 49ers this weekend.

Kia will go through the same workouts as the other free agents.If successful, he hopes to land a free-agent contract.

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K5 will televise Thursday’s MPSF semifinal between UH and Stanford.

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Big thanks to quarterback David Graves for answering questions on the Warrior Beat Show today.

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Avis has selected Blue Powder as the winner of four tickets to Saturday’s baseball game. Text me at 256-0223 and I’ll leave the tickets in your name at Will Call.


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Ray Hisatake:



  1. al April 26, 2010 12:15 am


  2. al April 26, 2010 12:16 am

    It’s time to get serious about Rainbow baseball.

  3. chawan_cut April 26, 2010 12:28 am


  4. Stephen Tsai April 26, 2010 12:33 am

    Is Kanoa going to be sending me a royalty check?

  5. ai-eee-soos April 26, 2010 1:20 am

    Good Luck to Ray and all the Warrioes.

  6. HiFlyer April 26, 2010 1:36 am

    top ten

  7. addahknowjoe April 26, 2010 1:39 am

    Gmorning gentlemen. I go try post one question for Graves later in the day during the show.

  8. addahknowjoe April 26, 2010 1:42 am

    Mahalo, Chawan!
    Braddah you still working hard hea even when you abroad. Awesome!

  9. midnight April 26, 2010 2:13 am

    Holy moly! top 10? Good morning to all the Tsaikos when you wake up!!!

  10. midnight April 26, 2010 2:15 am

    There must be a time discrepancy between the posting time and Texas time…. seems to be off about 30 minutes or so…. 7:37 am right now

  11. midnight April 26, 2010 2:16 am

    Looks like 22 minutes

  12. midnight April 26, 2010 2:18 am

    Sorry for the curiosity ramblings. Barbara and I are with the Tsaikos even though we are miles away…… Love to all!!!

  13. wafan April 26, 2010 3:03 am

    Good morning everyone!!!

    And a Texas size howdy to midnight and Barbara!

  14. wafan April 26, 2010 3:06 am

    Hope I am home in time for the Graves show.

  15. chawan_cut April 26, 2010 4:14 am

    i hope so.

  16. haka April 26, 2010 4:37 am

    Go Warriors!
    Go Warriors!
    Go Warriors!

  17. Bulla April 26, 2010 4:51 am

    Top 20………auryte

  18. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 26, 2010 5:10 am

    Aloha kakhiaka!
    Jet prelag.
    Why am I up so early?
    Oh yeah. 8:30 in PDX

  19. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 26, 2010 5:11 am

    Hi midnight and Barbara!

  20. papajoe2 April 26, 2010 5:12 am


  21. Pauoa Boy April 26, 2010 5:13 am

    Alojah Kakahiakaz…

    Au’ryte David Graves today, sound good!

    Good Luck to Bruddah Blaze, hopefully he can land on the Bears and be with Pisa…

  22. Garret April 26, 2010 5:20 am


    How do you decide when to run and when you should stick in the pocket a second longer to give the receivers more time to get open? Do the coaches want you to wait a certain number of seconds or do you go through your first 3 or 4 reads before taking off?

  23. Annoddah Dave April 26, 2010 5:36 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,

    It’s time to get serious about Rainbow baseball!

  24. mctruck April 26, 2010 6:06 am


    howdy….from Marshall, Texas…….where you situated???

  25. mctruck April 26, 2010 6:07 am


    the time thing…I thought I was imagining things as well, but I guess I’m not the only one…….woooooo!!!?, spooky huh??

  26. jm2375 April 26, 2010 6:17 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Monday!

    I still haven’t found all of my voice yet. Think some of it ran off to Palo Alto. πŸ˜†

    Good luck to Blaze.

    ST – When does the team leave for NorCal? Tomorrow?

  27. Stephen Tsai April 26, 2010 6:20 am

    Yep. Volleyball team leaves tomorrow.

  28. chopsueyboy April 26, 2010 6:31 am

    Mahalo Stephen for the MVB tickets. What a great match!

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  29. Ueomuite April 26, 2010 6:33 am

    It’s time to get serious about Rainbow baseball.

  30. Anfield April 26, 2010 7:19 am

    It’s time to get serious about Rainbow baseball.

  31. tommui April 26, 2010 7:25 am

    OLDIE: You’re terrific! Big sale on TDKs at Office Depot!

    Good morning Hawaii!

  32. kama krab April 26, 2010 7:26 am

    It’s time to get serious about Rainbow baseball.

  33. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 26, 2010 7:27 am

    Saturday’s Bowsball game is actually a double-header starting at 3:05 with the Softbows double-header starting at 4 pm. You can go to both – just remember to get your hand stamped when you leave The Les.

    Senior night for the Wahine will probably start around 8 pm at the conclusion of the second game and last about half an hour. The men’s second game will probably end around 10 pm.

    Just guessing, of course, but as stated elsewhere, the average men’s game is about 3 hours and ten minutes long with a 30-minute break while the women’s games are about about 1 hour 45 minutes long with a 20-minute break.

  34. Derek April 26, 2010 7:34 am

    I’m excited about the two basketball prospects that visited over the weekend. A 6’8″ forward who can handle the ball and shoot the 3 w/ 40% accuracy and rebounds 8+ per game. That’s pretty impressive. From what I read he has 3 years to play 3. PG Bobby Miles looks like a keeper too. I read about him on Google and he’s a team player. Good grades and already qualified ACT and SAT also. Did his name change?
    I thought he was Bobby Miles-Serrano. He wasn’t on a very good team because a couple of players got ACL knee problems and a very good player transferred. These 2 recruits look like they would fit him with what Gib Arnold wants to do and that run the floor and show great versatility.
    I hope they pull the trigger and choose UH. Good luck!

  35. d1ε³Ά April 26, 2010 7:40 am

    Great Morning All!

    Glad to see the Warrior Beat is still here…

  36. d1ε³Ά April 26, 2010 7:49 am

    # Da Punchbowl Kid:
    April 25th, 2010 at 10:06 pm


    I’ll take your word about the tool. Please don’t attempt to show me.Whew! Good ting….da buggah heavy! πŸ˜‰

  37. Kendall April 26, 2010 8:03 am


    I’m with you on these two recruits. I am hoping that if we get Miles Serrano that his childhood friend Guerrero (who is highly touted) comes for the 2011 season. For that alone he might be a good get.

    I really like Brumfield. Versatile 6’8″ that can do a lot of things. He would be a great addition.

    I wonder if Gib is looking at Malachi Roberts. He’s a nice prospect from the Pacific Northwest area.

  38. Pride. April 26, 2010 8:33 am

    Was passing by Manoa on Saturday afternoon and decided to catch our football Warriors at practice.

    I hope what I say doesn’t come across the wrong way. But I was very, very, disappointed in our defensive players. I believe that when you bring up your kids that they should be taught to be kind, generous, and hospitable, young adults. Our defensive football players possess none of these traits. I would have thought better of our young men, but I don’t think our coaches are teaching them anything about proper behavior, and manners. The defensive players as a whole are ornery, nasty, mean, son of a guns, with a bad attitude. They hit anything that moves, they don’t allow the offense to get into any kind of rythym, and they appear to tackle you to hurt you. I totally disappove of this type of behavior. I am going to make a phone call to the head coach of the University of Hawaii football team to tell him to get his act together and learn to control those defensive guys. This type of attitude and behavior should not be condoned in a University setting.

  39. A-House April 26, 2010 8:38 am

    Good morning, David and welcome to the Hawaii Beat and thank you for choosing to pay for the Warriors.

    In your opinion, what do you bring to the run ‘n shoot offense?

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 8:38 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Best of luck to all the Warriors NFL hopefuls. Somebody needs to give Kia a look also!

  41. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 8:44 am

    Ya just can’t stop talkin’ bout that tool of yours, can ya D1?

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 8:50 am

    David Graves: Aloha and welcome!

    Is the “light” on in your head when it comes to the Run and Shoot? Fans here have seen great results from our QBs when that that light comes on, beginning with your excellent Coach Rolovich back in the day.

    How comfortable are you running this kind of offense at this point?

  43. Blue Powder April 26, 2010 8:54 am

    It’s time to get serious about Rainbow baseball.

  44. Derek April 26, 2010 9:02 am


    How would you assess the games of Miles-Serrano, Guerrero, and Shamburger who we lost of San Jose. I know Shamburger was MVP of his league and Guerrero is some kind of a scorer. What about defensively, quickness, penetration, assist/turnover ratio, etc. Any news? Just wondering. Sure would like to see some highlight reels of them.

    P.S. I haven’t gone to a UH game in years, much less buy season’s tickets, but I’m thinking this year that I want to see some games live. I watch all the games on TV because I’ve been frustrated the last 3 years.
    Now, my interest has picked up because the recruiting has picked up a lot. I’m excited for what the program could be. I will admit I was very much against Hawaii hiring Arnold and that we should have hired Kyle Smith from St. Mary’s. Now that Gib IS the coach, right now I am encouraged in what seems to be happening. We still have to see if he can coach and what kind of team he will run. You can see a good coach from a mile away. You knew Brad Stevens was good, Lon Kruger, Steve Alford, Mark Turgeon (notice they were all guards). Coach K, etc., etc., Way! Because they think like leaders and they know who to run the floor. I predict we will know what kind of coach Gib Arnold is by the way the Rainbow Warriors play in their very first game. Mark my words. What do you think about Micah Christensen as a basketball player? Although he might play volleyball in college. Just asking.

  45. Slugger April 26, 2010 9:15 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    Those young men on defense were cracking helmets on the field. Noisy bunch. They weren’t playing nice, trying to catch or steal the ball.

  46. al April 26, 2010 9:17 am

    david graves

    how has your hawaii experience been thus far?

    at this point, how much of the offense is at your grasp? (for example, expressed in percentage of knowledge and please explain)

  47. al April 26, 2010 9:17 am


  48. al April 26, 2010 9:20 am

    was that a play on words, meaning you liked the mentality of the defense?

    or do you really want to see them apologizing after a hit?

  49. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 9:23 am


    Why is my comment awaiting moderation? That’s the first.

  50. al April 26, 2010 9:24 am

    bobby miles(serrano) is one of those sleeper type guys who often get lost in the shuffle. after all there are so many players in california alone. i couldn’t find any video on this kid which may have been a detriment to his recruitment.

    what i did find were several blogs where the people in his area were all touting him over everyone else in his league.

    i hope he signs here. sounds like just the type of pg we are looking for.

    is he 6’0″ or 6’2″. not matter to me.

  51. dawn April 26, 2010 9:26 am

    It’s time to get serious about Rainbow baseball.

    Go Bows!

  52. Old Diver April 26, 2010 9:31 am

    David Graves,

    From what I hear you are a move the chains kind of quarterback. Colt was that type of QB during his first year here. He gained yards passing and running. Gotta be tough to do that. What is your weight now and what weight would you like to be?

  53. jm2375 April 26, 2010 9:37 am

    Pride. – #38 – Go for it! hehehe.

  54. al April 26, 2010 9:39 am

    david graves

    okay, so by the numbers, height, weight, 40, gpa?

    as a former inland norcal guy, do you surf?

  55. jm2375 April 26, 2010 9:40 am

    Derek – #44 – I hope both Charlie Wade and Gib Arnold are courting Micah Christenson. He needs to follow in his mom’s footsteps and go to UH (mom played vb at UHH).

  56. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 9:41 am

    Its nice to see a big ole guy like Pride showing such sensitivity. Its quite touching actually… sniff, sniff…

  57. BG April 26, 2010 9:43 am


    Read your post. Read it again. Read it a third time and was cracking up!!!

  58. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 9:44 am


    Micah’s Dad was a men’s BBall player at UH-Hilo IIRC. He and his wife are two of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.

    Micah would be a double threat at UH, a star in Volleyball and Basketball.

  59. BG April 26, 2010 9:47 am

    Hi David!

    Do you believe in the magic of team synergy? If so, what do you think is the most important thing you and the team needs to do to achieve it?

    Thanks for choosing Hawaii

  60. A-House April 26, 2010 9:48 am

    Pride, your #38 – writing style is similar to yours, but the words don’t seem to match your personality and character. Very interesting reading as tho’ it’s like a sarcastic turism of what one would expect of a defensive unit.

    Reminds me of my English Lit class where interpretation of a play or book or poem.

  61. Slugger April 26, 2010 9:52 am

    David Graves,

    Do you practice with any of the receivers on your own time? And if you do, who are they?

  62. al April 26, 2010 9:54 am

    david graves

    your brother is poised to break all of your records at folsom high, what’s the chances of little brother dano becoming a warrior?

  63. Slugger April 26, 2010 9:54 am

    Congrats to Steph Ricketts!

  64. Slugger April 26, 2010 9:59 am

    David Graves,

    I met your Coach Robinson after practice a few weeks ago. He mentioned that a couple of other players at Folsom High might play for UH in the future. Do you know who they are?

  65. al April 26, 2010 9:59 am

    methinks that micah christenson is an excellent basketball player and quite the leader of the pack for the kapalama heights school.

    he is a gifted athlete.

    i do believe that his future is on the volleyball court as an outside hitter.
    his potential is with the smaller white ball.

    in either case, he needs to gain some muscle.

  66. A-House April 26, 2010 10:02 am

    Altho Mom is a former UH vb player – any signals that he may be interested in playing for Hawaii?

    New coaches in both sports may be a link to Manoa.

  67. al April 26, 2010 10:05 am

    david graves

    everytime i think of folsom, california that song by johnny cash starts ringing it up, “i hear that train a coming…..” that “folsom prison blues” is catchy.

    now, i know that you are an accomplished musician. do you get together with your teammates who can also strum some guitar and uke such as pepa?

  68. al April 26, 2010 10:06 am

    ahouse…i’ve seen micah sitting a row or two behind the bench at the ssc on several occasions including senior night.

    who knows yah?

    he would be an instant hero.

  69. al April 26, 2010 10:10 am

    from what a birdie told me…in the past uh picked some local boys of note, only to find themselves stuck on the bench.

    the word got out, if you want a chance go elsewhere. tony ching was a rare exception.

    now with charlie on board, he knows the value of the local boys on the team and he really wants to change that thinking. however, he needs to create the momentum swing back to manoa.

    his biggest challenge would be…do you want a stanford education or hawaii.

  70. al April 26, 2010 10:12 am

    not surprised that the university of hawaii scooped both pitchers of the wac week.
    josh slaats and stephanie ricketts.

  71. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 10:15 am

    Micah’s Grandfather was Harry “Clown” Kahuanui, an All America honorable football player at UH in the 1940s. It would seem that Micah has some serious UH pedigree going. Didn’t his Auntie Shelly play at UH too?

  72. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 10:17 am

    honorable mention* that should read above.

  73. UKU@LA April 26, 2010 10:22 am

    Warriors n Tsaikos, howzit!! Haku work hard n give-em!
    Bradduh Midnight how you?
    Aloha from LA!

    MANEO !!!

  74. al April 26, 2010 10:32 am

    dpk…the kamehameha school historian.
    who are his parents?

  75. chawan_cut April 26, 2010 10:33 am

    espn said the redskins picked up penn st’s former qb daryll clark as a free agent.

  76. Bulla April 26, 2010 10:42 am


    double entendre at it’s finest…..haha,

    oxymorons are even funnier……

    Genuine imitation
    Airline food
    Good grief
    Same difference
    Almost exactly
    Government organization
    Sanitary landfill
    Alone together
    Legally drunk
    Silent scream
    British fashion
    Living dead
    Small crowd
    Business ethics
    Soft rock
    Butt head
    Military intelligence
    Software documentation
    New York culture
    Extinct life
    Sweet sorrow
    β€œNow, then…”
    Synthetic natural gas
    Passive aggression
    Taped live
    Clearly misunderstood
    Peace force
    New classic
    Temporary tax increase
    Plastic glasses
    Terribly pleased
    Computer security
    Political science
    Tight slacks
    Definite maybe
    Pretty ugly
    Twelve-ounce pound cake
    Diet ice cream
    Rap music
    Working vacation
    Exact estimate

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  78. Bulla April 26, 2010 10:51 am

    i forgot another one….

    amicable divorce……….or so legend has it…………….. πŸ™‚

  79. al April 26, 2010 10:55 am

    i was wonderin when kia would get a call.

  80. jm2375 April 26, 2010 11:00 am

    Congrats to Stephanie Ricketts & Josh Slaats!

    Bulla – one more – jumbo shrimp

  81. jm2375 April 26, 2010 11:00 am

    Good luck to Aaron Kia!

  82. vballfan1 April 26, 2010 11:04 am

    Micah Christenson will be a setter in college, he is the starting setter on the USA youth national team. He is a VERY athletic setter who is a devasting blocker and would probably be the most athletic setter in the country even as a freshmen ( how many setters out there are also the state player of the year in basketball??)

    I really hope Coach Wade can get him to stay home, he would be the perfect replacement for Nejc Zelmjak and get to play infront of his family and I know Coach Wade will prepare him for his future as a pro volleyball player and olympian.

  83. Bulla April 26, 2010 11:18 am


    good one, and since my office looks at the ala wai, how appropriate, haha… about this one…new habits…..not talking nuns either.

  84. A-House April 26, 2010 11:20 am

    As al said, Charlie Wade must make Micah realize that being a Hawaii player may reap more benefits if he plans on living in Hawaii after sports.

    Yes, a Standford degree is valuable if a graduate plans on residing on the mainland, but having played for Hawaii may be of greater value in the future. My bother-in-law, who did his medical residency at Stanford, recognized this a long time ago.

  85. Loa April 26, 2010 11:23 am

    morning gang!

    Pride. – #38 πŸ™‚

    made me think of my daughters bb team, after they commit a foul they apologize to the player and then get that πŸ™„ look from the opponent

  86. Derek April 26, 2010 11:26 am

    David Graves,

    What is your attitude and emotions when the team is in the red zone? Do you feel a lot of pressure? What QB do you emulate? Or a better question, what QB do you idolize and why? Thanks for being a Warrior.

  87. Kekoa April 26, 2010 11:33 am

    Q: David, when you are scrambling – and the play has now dissolved into into your receivers trying to get open…Who do you look for first? Do you have one favorite slot or wide receiver, who is your go to guy?

  88. al April 26, 2010 11:34 am

    ahouse…we all have a few bother-in-laws.
    i like how you coin new phrases that just make a lot of sense.

  89. ai-eee-soos April 26, 2010 11:38 am

    Good Luck to Aaron Kia; hope that you get a fair shot with

    the 49ers.

  90. al April 26, 2010 11:42 am

    bulla you’ve brought new life to oxymoron.

    one of my favorites from stephen r. covey…”agree to disagree”
    vanilla fudge (not the band)
    whole piece
    a genius lacks common sense

  91. Kazz April 26, 2010 11:46 am


  92. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 11:50 am

    Good for Kia!

  93. Old School Dave April 26, 2010 11:50 am

    UH-Campus Palo Alto? Whoa, 7 local boys on the Stanford VB team. Hope Charley Wade can keep some of the local talent home in the future. But then again, the lure of a “free” Stanford Education is a strong sell. What’s the tuition there now, upwards of $90K a year?

  94. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 11:51 am

    David “the undertaker” Graves

    In your own words, what would you like for the fans of the university to know about you? In other words, who is David?

  95. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 11:53 am


    skinny pig
    smart arse
    tiny elephant
    fast turtle
    big kid

  96. A-House April 26, 2010 11:53 am

    al, #88 – now-a-days, my typing skills run a little slow or to fast and can never get them scyned – see, they now call it “keyboarding”.

    Saw this on Masaboy’s class schedule at McKinley and asked what the heck is keyboarding? since computer is the “now” technology, must coin a new phrase to match da machine. typing jus no match with computa!

  97. A-House April 26, 2010 11:56 am


    I must admit that my “bother-in-laws” have been very good to us and hopefully we returned in kind.

  98. al April 26, 2010 11:56 am

    upside down
    inside out

    not oxymorons but lyrics to a song.

  99. A-House April 26, 2010 11:56 am

    eh, must make 100.

  100. A-House April 26, 2010 11:57 am

    OK, now!!!

  101. bluefintuna April 26, 2010 11:57 am

    David Graves,

    Before one of your practices last year I was watching all the quarterbacks tossing the ball around. It started out with short passes. Then some longer passes. At that time Brent, Greg and Bryant (concussion) were out. So my question with the QB situation thin why did you guys risk injury to possibly jamming a finger or thumb? I thought this was risky. And I was surprised that in plain view of Miano and Delaura nobody picked this up.

    (note to moderator don’t ask this question, one of the wiser coaches will pick up on this.)

  102. A-House April 26, 2010 11:59 am

    Some where out there, a “techie” messaged I am posting to quickly and to slow downnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

  103. al April 26, 2010 12:00 pm

    scyned? you did that on purpose right?

    as far as your bother-in-laws i am sure the mrs. ahouse would let you know with a couple of tankobo on the head if you were out of line.

  104. Kazz April 26, 2010 12:04 pm


    Kinda weird that the 2010 Wahine Softball media guide hasn’t been available all year long online and even to this day yeah?

  105. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 12:05 pm


    His parents are Charlene and Steve Christenson.

  106. jm2375 April 26, 2010 12:08 pm

    Off-topic but one of the 5 Fs. This is for Kekoa and a few others and just to gross out Rob25. πŸ˜†

    Fairwood Drive-In on Keeaumoku has pig feet on their menu pretty regularly. Soup and braised on rice.

  107. al April 26, 2010 12:08 pm

    ahouse…you still have the same email?

  108. al April 26, 2010 12:09 pm

    charlene ???

  109. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 12:09 pm

    David Graves-

    Whats your major? What are you r plans after college if you don’t play pro ball?

  110. al April 26, 2010 12:10 pm

    jm411….i think she is okay with feet. well, until you remind where those pig feet wallow.

  111. al April 26, 2010 12:11 pm

    and i’ve often wondered if we slipped in some bagaong into robbie’s food and then told her after she heartedly consumed the whole dish if she would get p’d off at us.

    maybe i can get sjmacro to toss some in his ono filipino cuisine this year.

  112. Justin April 26, 2010 12:13 pm


    How eager are the boys to face perennial power USC? And, what do you and your fellow warriors plan to do in the offseason to avoid an embarrasing performance against the trojans on national tv?

  113. jm2375 April 26, 2010 12:14 pm

    DPK – Da keed played vb in Manoa in 2nd and 3rd grades (and hasn’t played since). Her coaches in 2nd grade were Nanci Coolen, Lori Santi and Amy Yosaitis (another Pun PE teacher). In 3rd grade, the coaches were Charlene Christianson and Shelley Fey.

    How many PE teachers does Punahou employ? sheeesh.

  114. BG April 26, 2010 12:20 pm


    OK…can’t help myself…gotta say it. Singular: brother-in-law, sergeant major. Plural: brothers-in-law, sergeants major. Yeah, I know…sergeants major known for being stuck in the anal phase. Whoops! This is a family blog ..sorry.

  115. A-House April 26, 2010 12:21 pm


    right and same email address!

  116. A-House April 26, 2010 12:24 pm


    how did we get to bother-in-laws to Sergeant Major?

    are Sergeants Majors = 2 bad ass mothers?

    I know one Battalion Sergeant Major tried to screw me over until the Bn CO told him you do not put Captains on officer of the day duties!!

  117. curveball April 26, 2010 12:33 pm

    This is the page to catch up with Vinnie Catricala………

  118. BG April 26, 2010 12:35 pm


    You playing with me, right? sergeants major = more than one bad ass mother, but you only need one good bad ass. Hmmmm, another oxymoron for Bulla. LOL More than one sgm is like having two queens in the house. OK, time to do some E & E and take a nap before finishing my paper for tonight. Be a good Col and go back to work! Someone in Mililani loves you….


  119. al April 26, 2010 12:46 pm

    we talking about bothers-in-law.

  120. al April 26, 2010 12:47 pm

    ahouse….(hint) so go and check your email.

  121. lava April 26, 2010 12:53 pm


    I suspect you remain Coach Rolo a lot of himself, as he was a real play-maker. Have you watched any tape of his playings days?

  122. lava April 26, 2010 12:54 pm


    I suspect you REMIND Coach Rolo a lot of himself, as he was a real play-maker. Have you watched any tape of his playings days?

  123. A-House April 26, 2010 1:01 pm


    roger dat – response on da way!

  124. Baby Clothes April 26, 2010 1:01 pm

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  125. Curt April 26, 2010 1:03 pm

    David Graves: Why did you choose Hawaii over schools?

  126. NorthShoreFan April 26, 2010 1:05 pm

    Pride…#38…LUV your analysis of the Warrior D!….Back to the days of biting, clawing, scratching and gouging?….Nasty young men! We need to talk to da parents?
    Come September…we see if they learned any manners huh?

  127. jm2375 April 26, 2010 1:09 pm

    NSF – #126 – I hope not!!!

  128. Curt April 26, 2010 1:14 pm

    David Graves: Some think our defense is pretty ornery. Do you agree or do you think they’re more like puttytats? πŸ™‚

    P.S. Your life & health are on the line with this answer.

  129. NorthShoreFan April 26, 2010 1:18 pm

    Warrior D etiquette..
    1. After decleating the opponent, help with putting shoes back on.

  130. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 1:18 pm

    How close is the battle between the QBs? Please indicate how many points ahead or behind are you.

  131. Curt April 26, 2010 1:19 pm

    Sorry Stephen. I’m just kidding with my last question (#128). I don’t want to be responsible for any injuries to young QB.

  132. NorthShoreFan April 26, 2010 1:21 pm

    Jm..das was the standard back in da “old days”… spitting scratching grabbing, gouging, my firends who played got the “reminders” of some games.

  133. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 1:24 pm


    What’s a typical day for David “the undertaker” Graves?

  134. jm2375 April 26, 2010 1:26 pm

    NSF – I hope the D doesn’t learn any manners! (so long as it doesn’t result in a flag)

  135. Kekoa April 26, 2010 1:30 pm

    jmxxxx ~ Hmmm…now I’m thinking of making pig’s feet in blackeyed peas for tailgate come September. Mebbe a Pig’s head to pick on would be good as a 2nd Entree. Put a Trojan helmet on it for some PR photos before devouring it.

  136. midnight April 26, 2010 1:41 pm

    Hi mctruck,

    I moved to Arlington, TX to be near my ailing brother. So we are about 170 miles apart by Google. My email is: wongkkt at Like to hear from you

    UKU –

    NIce to see you on the blog.. I guess you are like me, just lurking…. One drawback I have now with the blog…. Barbara and I are five hours ahead of Hawaii time. We get up in the morning and the Hawaii Tsaikos are mostly in bed, with the exception of midnight burners like Ralph, and Liz to mention a few.

    Have a good one!

  137. al April 26, 2010 1:42 pm

    david graves

    how has your hawaii experience been thus far?
    is this the kind of place you might want to settle down in?

  138. al April 26, 2010 1:49 pm

    david graves

    who is your buddy on the team?

  139. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 26, 2010 1:54 pm

    The defense is being a bunch of bullies… 😈

    Now the offense better start defending themselves.

  140. NorthShoreFan April 26, 2010 1:56 pm

    Jm…when you are taught “manners” by the good ones …you don’t get caught….@#@!??

    Anyhoo, pig feet..sweet sour…soup…pickled…braised….bbq….steamed…

  141. LizKauai m/ April 26, 2010 2:15 pm

    Nice show today. Beehive talks fast like Colt πŸ˜†
    Good kid…

  142. Pomai April 26, 2010 2:15 pm

    Best question and answer: “Who is David Graves” answer “A winner”

  143. al April 26, 2010 2:15 pm

    adobo pig feet….paradise market, kahului, maui.
    no ka oi!

  144. LizKauai m/ April 26, 2010 2:16 pm

    mmm… pigs feet…

  145. al April 26, 2010 2:16 pm

    congrats to the techies.
    two weeks in a row without a hitch.
    oh wait, three weeks in a row.

  146. LizKauai m/ April 26, 2010 2:17 pm

    Korean style pigs feet from Palama Supermarket… yummm…

  147. Slugger April 26, 2010 2:17 pm

    Hi, midnight!!!

    The live Warrior Beat show transmission was gret today! No glitches. David does sound like Colt.

    Good luck to Kia with the 49ers! Would love to see him playing for them.

  148. Pomai April 26, 2010 2:18 pm

    Last summer 2009 practice I mentioned to curveball, sjmicro and myki. Watch out for this kid Graves, he’s going to start next year.

  149. Pauoa Boy April 26, 2010 2:20 pm

    Au’ryte, I like Bruddah Davids attitude about winning and not worrying about everybody else and what they’re doing. With the mentality to keep focused and do what he needs to do to be the man, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before he’s tossing TD’s all day! Also, I like the fact that although he knows he may not have everything on par as far as the offense goes, he’s the type of guy to improvise and do whatever it takes to win and score. Love the Red Zone mentality… Red Zone = Score TD…Period! Good Luck to him and the rest of the Warrior Boys…

  150. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 2:29 pm

    Great show!

    Mahalo with a shaka to David Graves for taking the time to answer questions.

    Also, mahalo plenny to the princess and the tsai maestro.

  151. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 2:31 pm

    April 26th, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    Best question and answer: “Who is David Graves” answer “A winner”

    What’d win? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜†

  152. Paul M April 26, 2010 2:34 pm

    It’s time to get serious about Rainbow baseball.

  153. Pomai April 26, 2010 2:35 pm

    BleedGreen808 now if he can just get the rest of the team to adopt that attitude. Look out. I like the fact that he wants to go into every game thinking they are going to win.. Like Liz said maybe wi have another BELIEVE year in the making……….

  154. Pauoa Boy April 26, 2010 2:40 pm


    I think you meant years in the making, remember he is a red-shirt freshman still with 4yrs. to play! He will make his own path to stardom, Colt and the Believe team is gone…he will mark his own territory and put his own signature touch to what Warrior Football and scoring touchdowns is all about…garrans babbarrans! :mrgreen:

  155. wafan April 26, 2010 2:41 pm

    Good show with David, Wai-Wai, and the other guy.

    Thanks, too, for putting it on later in the day.

  156. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 2:42 pm

    BleedGreen808 now if he can just get the rest of the team to adopt that attitude. Look out. I like the fact that he wants to go into every game thinking they are going to win.. Like Liz said maybe wi have another BELIEVE year in the making……….

    How bout more than one. I have been watching David this spring and I am like what I see. When the light comes on and with his running capability, I see a bright future in him. Of course, he still has to play a down.

  157. wafan April 26, 2010 2:43 pm

    This is going to be good in the next few years. Colt and Company had it for just a few years. Can you contain your imaginations of what things will be like in 4-years?


  158. Kazz April 26, 2010 2:48 pm

    WAC Softball Blogspot’s Preview of WAC Tournament Scenarios:

    Here, we take a look at each team as it tries to improve its seeding or secure a bid in the six-team tourney, and examine the possible scenarios:

    Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine (17-0, 39-11) – Hawai’i is already in the WAC Tournament and the only question is whether it will be the No. 1 or No. 2 seed. Either way, the Wahine are already guaranteed a first-round bye, meaning their first game in Las Cruces will be Thurs., May 13. If Hawai’i wins at least one game next weekend in its home series with Fresno State, the Wahine capture the regular-season crown and the No. 1 tournament seed. Hawai’i could still win the top seed if it is swept at home and Fresno State were to lose the following weekend against Louisiana Tech. One interesting note here: Hawai’i has never won the WAC Softball Tournament championship, even though it has entered the tournament as both the host school and the top seed at various times over the years. Most likely scenario: No. 1 seed.

    Fresno State Bulldogs (12-3, 33-14) – Fresno State is already in the WAC Tournament and the Bulldogs can still win the No. 1 seed or finish as low as fourth. Coach Margie Wright’s team faces a tough task in order to win the regular-season title. It must sweep Hawai’i in Honolulu next weekend and return home to Bulldog Diamond and beat Louisiana Tech three times the following week. Fresno State has won nine of its past 10 games and 22 of its past 28, but it’s a lot for anyone to beat the Wahine three times on the islands. Top-ranked Washington and California are the only teams to beat Hawai’i twice this season and no one has done it three times. If the Bulldogs can beat the Wahine even once, it practically locks up the No. 2 seed. An interesting note: Fresno State has been the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in every WAC Tournament held since the Bulldogs joined the conference. Most likely scenario: No. 2 seed.

    Boise State Broncos (9-6, 22-28) – Only a bizarre scenario would keep Boise State out of the WAC Tournament at this point and it would involve making up previously-canceled, snowed out WAC games involving Utah State and Nevada. The Broncos have two remaining series: At home against San Jose State beginning Friday, and then at Nevada the following weekend. One win its final six games would sew up a spot in the 6-team field, though the Broncos can finish anywhere from second to sixth. An absolute nightmare could result if the following happens: Boise State is swept in both its remaining series, Utah State sweeps New Mexico State next weekend, and Nevada sweeps both of its remaining series. It’s an unlikely scenario, but it would mean Boise State would finish 9-12 in the WAC, while Nevada would be 9-11 and Utah State would be 8-11. One of those teams would be out of the tournament completely while the other two would be fighting for the final two spots in the field. Such a result would almost certainly require makeups of snowed out games involving Utah State-Nevada and Utah State-Hawai’i, unless the WAC wants to determine a team’s postseason fate based solely on winning percentage. The odds of Boise State moving up to earn the second seed are very slim since Fresno State owns the tiebreaker over the Broncos, so the Bulldogs’ 3-game lead is, in essence, four games. Likewise, since the Broncos now hold the tiebreaker over fourth-place Louisiana Tech, Boise State’s 2-game lead in the standings is basically a 3-game lead for seeding purposes. Most likely scenario: No. 3 seed.

    Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (7-8, 22-17) – The Techsters are currently in fourth place and have two remaining series: In Ruston versus Nevada, and on the road at Fresno State. Having to face the Bulldogs in Fresno to end the season will be a difficult task, making next weekend’s series against the Wolf Pack critical. Tech may have difficulty holding off San Jose State for the No. 4 seed, but it does have an advantage by virtue of winning the season series with the Spartans. A series win over Nevada next weekend secures a WAC tournament spot, but losing that series — or being swept — would make things dicey. The Lady Techsters may be doing a lot of scoreboard watching if they don’t win the series with the Wolf Pack. Most likely scenario: No. 4 seed.

    San Jose State Spartans (6-9, 30-18) – The Spartans travel to Boise State next weekend in a key series where they probably need to pick up a minimum of one win to feel comfortable about reaching the WAC Tournament. The following week, San Jose State closes out the season at home against a New Mexico State team that will either already have been eliminated from tourney contention or fighting for its postseason life. The Spartans would be wise to take care of business in Boise and assure themselves of a tourney spot. With a league race this tight, San Jose State can earn the No. 3 seed in the tournament or still finish out of the running. Most likely scenario: No. 5 seed.

    Utah State Aggies (5-11, 18-24) – Perhaps no team helped itself more last weekend than Utah State, which won its series with San Jose State and, temporarily at least, is in qualifying position for the WAC Tournament. The Aggies and Hawai’i are the only teams with one series remaining. Utah State can still finish anywhere from fourth to eighth, and its final WAC series of the season is next weekend against New Mexico State in Las Cruces. It means everything. USU hasn’t won a single WAC road series, and NMSU hasn’t won a single WAC series. Something’s gotta give next weekend. A series win would not only officially eliminate New Mexico State, but would all but wrap up a tourney spot for Utah State. Getting swept in Las Cruces could doom Utah State’s postseason hopes though and the Aggies would be sitting home in early May sweating out results involving Nevada and New Mexico State. Most realistic scenarios show the final league standings being so tight that making up the earlier snowed-out game with Nevada would become a necessity. Most likely scenario: No. 6 seed.

    Nevada Wolf Pack (3-11, 16-23) – The Pack will not only have to get out of a season-long funk in the last two weeks of the season, but they also need help from other teams to reach the WAC Tournament. Nevada has played six games this month without its best player and leading hitter, Noelle Micka, and is 0-6 and has been outscored 65-21 in those games. Reaching the WAC tourney will require Nevada to win and likely sweep at least one of its remaining series: At Louisiana Tech next weekend or home against third-place Boise State the following week. A road sweep of Tech could change Nevada’s fortunes, and the Techsters haven’t been hitting well, so anything is possible. If that were to happen, the Pack could slide into the tourney into the sixth spot with some help on the season’s final weekend. There really isn’t a realistic scenario where Nevada finishes any higher than the No. 6 seed, and even that may require its snowed-out game with Utah State to be made up. Most likely scenario: Out.

    New Mexico State Aggies (2-13, 21-24) – There is no better example of the quality and depth of WAC softball than seeing New Mexico State alone in last place. The Aggies went 19-11 in non-conference play with a handful of marquee wins and have one of the nation’s top hitting teams. But they’ve lost 15 of their last 19 games, five of which have been 1-run losses to Hawai’i, Fresno State (twice) and Louisiana Tech (twice). New Mexico State hosts Utah State next weekend before traveling to San Jose State the final weekend. It’s simple. The Aggies must win their series with Utah State, and realistically, need to sweep. If Utah State wins the series in Las Cruces, the postseason dream is over for New Mexico State, regardless of what happens on the season’s final weekend. Winning the series at San Jose State is the more difficult task since the Aggies are 1-8 on the road in WAC play. New Mexico State would like to avoid the distinction of being ‘the best team ever to miss the WAC Tournament.’ If this team plays with the heart and passion it displayed in Fresno this weekend, a pair of sweeps aren’t out of the question. The Aggies may have a better shot of reaching the tourney than Nevada. Too often this season though, New Mexico State has fallen just short. Most likely scenario: Out.

  159. jm2375 April 26, 2010 3:25 pm

    Kazz – #158

    One interesting note here: Hawai’i has never won the WAC Softball Tournament championship, even though it has entered the tournament as both the host school and the top seed at various times over the years.

    This year is THIS YEAR and the past is the PAST!! Wahine will prevail!

  160. Uce2 April 26, 2010 3:29 pm

    Congrats to Tyson Alualu and family! Malo Tyson! Too bad for Colt Brennan. Too bad also to Estes and gang from UH who were not drafted as media people from Hawaii were saying Estes and gang would be drafted, and high, come this year’s draft.

    Next person to be drafted high from Hawaii will be Savai at Cal.

  161. wafan April 26, 2010 3:29 pm

    What does it matter what happened in the past for the Wahine? It will be a brand new season at the tournament.

    Time for an undefeated “season”!!!

  162. jm2375 April 26, 2010 3:57 pm

    K5 will televise Thursday’s MPSF semifinal between UH and Stanford.

    Must. remember. to. set. the. DVR.

  163. jm2375 April 26, 2010 4:25 pm

    The troll is back.

  164. Da Punchbowl Kid April 26, 2010 4:31 pm

    Just watched the Graves interview.

    Remember this phrase: “A jazz mind running the Run and Shoot Offense.”

    The Run and Shoot is a lot like jazz isn’t it?

    He seems like the total package.

  165. wafan April 26, 2010 4:38 pm

    #163 . . .

    The 3 Billy-Goats Gruff?

  166. wafan April 26, 2010 4:39 pm

    Long day today. Well, more like a rough day.


  167. PONO April 26, 2010 5:07 pm

    Its time to get serious about rainbow baseball

  168. Derek April 26, 2010 5:12 pm

    Let’s get this straight. Colt Brennan was drafted in the 6th round. The same round that drafted Tom Brady. Being drafted doesn’t insure success. Look at Ryan Leaf, bust. Jamarcus Russell, bust. The good thing for them is that they got top dollar, but I doubt they are happy.

  169. d1ε³Ά April 26, 2010 5:21 pm

    Good news about MVB,

    Good luck to Aaron Kia.

  170. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 26, 2010 5:39 pm

    Anyone heard any updates regarding Jeremiah Masoli’s arrest for theft?

    Such an embarassing incident… πŸ™

  171. Momo April 26, 2010 5:44 pm

    It is time to get serious with rainbow baseball

  172. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 26, 2010 5:45 pm

    Wow there you go…

    Lingle shows us again what she thinks of public education’s value… πŸ™„

  173. oldie April 26, 2010 6:00 pm

    Tom Mui #31

    Thanks for the info. We’ve been buying the printable ones from Costco. Used to be $.15 each on sale. Now $.20. Still cheap.

    Need a copy?

  174. d1ε³Ά April 26, 2010 6:01 pm

    A different look for Fresnecks?

    Ryan Mathews is busy opening up a new checking account; Lonyae Miller is gone, too.

    The quarterbacks are going to be asked to do more this year while the running game is being rebuilt. Hill said the Bulldogs have more speed at wide receiver and he wants to exploit that with some spread looks.

  175. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 6:47 pm

    Per PIAA and kapakahi, Kamehameha Kapalama DE Koa Ka’ai has been offered a football scholarship by UH

    Congratulations to him and his family

  176. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 6:59 pm

    Here’s Beau Yap 2009 highlight but he is in some of the tackles. His #93 a DE.

  177. Kazz April 26, 2010 7:01 pm

    Yeah… FSU developing their passing attack???

    We remember how that went the last time.. πŸ˜†

  178. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 7:09 pm

    And here are some numbers of the Hawaii prospects

    LB: Ben Mamea, 5-11, 203, Kahuku (Hi.)
    Results: 4.83 40, 4.35 shuttle, 35’6″ PB, 26.3″ VJ, 78.90 SPARQ
    Breakdown: One of the state’s most decorated returnees in the Class of 2011 after earning consensus first team all-state honors this fall.

    LB: Tigi Hill, 6-2, 204, Kahuku (Hi.)
    Results: 4.93 40, 4.28 shuttle, 35′ PB, 27.8″ VJ, 80.22 SPARQ
    Breakdown: Was honorable mention all-state pick at safety last fall but we love his frame and athletic ability as a LB on the next level.

    DL: Reeve Koehler (Class of ’13), 6-3, 274, Honolulu (Hi.) St. Louis
    Results: 5.46 40, 4.62 shuttle, 39’6″ PB, 26.0″ VJ, 80.76 SPARQ.
    Breakdown: Raw talent will continue to grow and mature physically but should be a monster recruit in two years.

  179. protector April 26, 2010 7:20 pm

    d1 on 174,

    Have a hunch there’ll be some payback on the Warriors’ minds this year. The way the D has been ball-hawking INTs this Spring, added to the loss of Ryan Matthews, and with the D-Line & LBs ready to stuff the run, I don’t think their QBs are going to be ready to pass it as much as they may have to.

  180. Rob25 April 26, 2010 7:37 pm

    FYI – I am not okay with FEET…don’t even like looking at human feet!

    That’s just gross that they eat them after the places they have been!! Chicken feet at dim sum is totally gross to look at also.

    Kekoa, stop taunting me!!! πŸ‘Ώ

    Oh, and I don’t want them stinking baseball tickets because I will be cheering in Palo Alto this weekend or watching the Raiders mini-camp…maybe both!?!?!

  181. Slugger April 26, 2010 7:40 pm


    I thought I read that Masoli got probation & community service. I don’t know what they are doing on the football team with him.

    Practice was practice. Watching them try to catch bouncing tennis balls; grabbing towels & then trying to block a kick. I have no clue, but it was interesting. All of the QBs need more reps. I think it was Dustin Blount who made a wonderful one-handed catch.

  182. Garret April 26, 2010 7:42 pm

    Nebraska’s Chancellor says that Nebraska is open to switching to the Big 10 or some other conference if it makes sense for Nebraska. The extra $11 million to $15 million per year in TV money from the Big 10 Network seems to outweigh the extra travel costs Nebraska would have for nonrevenue sports.

    Another interesting thing about this article is that it reveals that conferences (probably the Big 10) aren’t just talking about expanding to 12 or 16…one of the major conference might actually expand to *24*!!! That would set up a whole mini-D-IA division, with TV revenues and a national TV reach that could threaten to leave the rest of the schools behind.

    First, I should point out that Nebraska’s Chancellor is positioned very well in Athletics.

    He is the chancellor at Nebraska, a school with the athletic chops to attract suitors from other leagues.

    He is on the board of directors of the Big 12, a conference that pundits claim to be at risk of losing a variety of members.

    He is chairman of the presidential oversight committee for the Bowl Championship Series, a football postseason ranking system that faces change if mega-conferences emerge.

    And later this week, he becomes chairman of the NCAA Division I board of directors.

  183. Garret April 26, 2010 7:44 pm

    Here is how he reveals that some conference or conferences are talking about going to 24 teams.

    β€œI don’t think anyone can dismiss anything out of hand,” he said. β€œIf you take the wildest predictions about mega-conferences β€” 16 is the number you see most, but 24 has been floated though not publicly β€” we certainly have to act in the interest of Nebraska.”

  184. Garret April 26, 2010 7:45 pm

    Note about the power of the Big 10 Network.

    β€œThey are now like any other TV network β€” you want as many eyeballs on the screen as you possibly can because that guarantees revenue through advertising or access to cable carriers.”

    The Big Ten pays its members $22 million a year. The Big 12 pays between about $7 million and $11 million. Wouldn’t Nebraska be crazy to turn down an invitation to the Big Ten for double the yearly revenue?

  185. Garret April 26, 2010 7:46 pm

    Note about why the NCAA cannot do anything about conference realignment.

    This is a common misconception among fans and some media members, Perlman said. The NCAA isn’t all-powerful.

    β€œThe NCAA certainly has an interest in conference realignment,” he said, β€œbut it’s not a player.

    β€œConferences are independent units. The Big Ten doesn’t have to come to the NCAA to get permission to do what it wants to do. The NCAA regulates around the margins.”

  186. koakane iPhone April 26, 2010 7:49 pm

    It is time to get serious with rainbow baseball

    nuff said

  187. Rob25 April 26, 2010 7:59 pm

    I attended practice this afternoon. The defense definitely looked better than the offense. They seemed more “jacked” up also.

    I noticed that Nielson only took mental reps while the four other QBs were rotating at leading the offense. There were a lot of drops by the receivers. Also the DBs stayed a little later than the rest of the team running some drills.

    While I was watching from the parking structure, the Wahine softball team passed underneath. Man, that Ricketts could put a hurt on some of our football players! I would be scared of running into her on a dark street!

    When leaving, saw Jonas Umlauft riding his bike back to the dorms. That boy is tall, but he needs a bigger bike because it almost looked uncomfortable to see him trying to pedal with his legs all bunched up. Such a nice kid though!!! Can’t wait to see him show Stanford why he is Freshman of the Year!

  188. al April 26, 2010 8:00 pm

    masoli has been suspended from playing for one year. in effect, he is using his redshirt year.

    what kind of lesson does that teach?

  189. Rob25 April 26, 2010 8:03 pm

    So I was on Volley Talk last night and someone was griping about how Hawaii won with a net serve. Okay, all the teams have to deal with that same possibility. What does that person want? Take away the dump from the setter too? How about not allowing a joust to be the final point too? Let’s be real…the rule applies to all teams and I’m pretty sure that Nejc didn’t say…hmmm let me hit the chord and hope the ball falls on the other side. GEEZ…the whiners always come out after they lose!!

  190. al April 26, 2010 8:15 pm

    bobby miles commits to uh

  191. Ralph April 26, 2010 8:19 pm

    Rob Stephanie is big, her sister Keilani, a freshman, is taller at 6’2 and is big(ger). She’s a lefty pitcher for Oklahoma Sooners. Yeah, go to the Raider Mini and send back a report.

  192. labrat April 26, 2010 8:23 pm

    Good luck Aaron Kia.

  193. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 26, 2010 8:24 pm

    Rob25 or anyone else: What is VolleyTalk? Also, what other college local sports blogs are there besides this one?

  194. Garret April 26, 2010 8:32 pm

    Off topic, but I think this will be of interest to many here.

    Lori discovered something interesting when she was taking her parents around San Diego last week. San Diego State’s basketball arena is named after Viejas, which owns a casino and outlet mall just 20 minutes away from their campus. Lori took her parents to gamble at the casino (they had a great time, walking away slightly ahead after over an hour of play) and found out that the gambling age at the casinos in the San Diego area is *18*!

    So, you have a casino located 20 minutes away from a college campus that allows 18-year-olds to gamble…and their name is up in HUGE letters in the campus as the name of the basketball area. Wow. There are also 3 or 4 other casinos in pretty easily driving distance that allow 18-year-olds to gamble.

    Lori and I went to the casino today because Lori’s parents got 2 free buffet coupons (you get 2 free buffets if you earn just 15 points from gambling in a day, which they did on a penny slot machine in less than an hour). We didn’t have time to gamble, but I checked out the tables saw that the odds they give are just as good or better than Vegas! For example, I checked the Let It Ride payoffs and they matched the best odds I’ve found in Vegas.

    I’ve been to Native American casinos in Washington, Oregon, etc., and the Riverboat casinos in New Orleans…the odds at those places normally were noticeably worse than Vegas odds. And I always thought that the gambling ages at those places were 21.

  195. al April 26, 2010 8:35 pm

    mbb is looking up.
    be nice if the last recruit commits as well.

  196. al April 26, 2010 8:36 pm

    i guess all along artie wilson was right.
    there are a lot of basketball players out there.

  197. Garret April 26, 2010 8:40 pm

    The NCAA says that USC paying someone to advise them on special teams violated rules for paid consultants. Even though the advisor did not talk directly to the student-athletes, it appears that he was too close to the line to being a coach.

    A Pac 10 head coach has been found in violation of NCAA rules for retaining a paid consultant to attend practices and watch games β€” circumstances identical to those surrounding former USC football coach Pete Carroll’s hiring of an NFL veteran to help with the Trojans’ punting and kicking teams β€” according to an internal Pac 10 report.

    The document does not name the coach or the sport, but the Pac 10 sent it to the conference’s schools after The Times reported last summer that Carroll had quietly employed Pete Rodriguez to monitor practices and games throughout the 2008 season, in apparent violation of NCAA limits on the number of coaches each team may hire.

    NCAA bylaws prohibit consultants from participating “in any on- or off-field or on- or off-court coaching activities” unless they are counted against the coaching cap. The rules specifically bar consultants from “attending practices and meetings involving coaching activities, formulating game plans [and] analyzing video involving the institution’s or opponent’s team.”

    The bylaws say teams may retain temporary consultants “to provide in-service training for the coaching staff, but no interaction with student-athletes is permitted.”

  198. Garret April 26, 2010 8:41 pm

    Gib is really putting together an impressive first recruiting class. It sure appears that JD chose well, and hopefully this will show up in increased ticket sales next year.

  199. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 9:05 pm


    Volleytalk is a forum for volleyball fans. It is nation wide.

  200. BleedGreen808 April 26, 2010 9:06 pm

    Here’s the link

  201. Derek April 26, 2010 9:12 pm

    Now that we’ve got Serrano, all we need is Willie Mays Hayes and Ricky Vaughn! If we can get Dominick Brumfield, that makes seven recruits and we can go all in. I want to see these guys at practice already.

    Things are looking up. New Mexico St. will lose Jahmar Young (kicked of the team) and Nevada’s Babbitt and Armon Johnson declared for the NBA draft. I think UH will be well positioned to make some serious noise next season.

    Baylor’s Udoh and Butler’s Hayward (both teams are in the Diamond Head Classic in Dec.) has declared for the NBA draft so again the stars are aligned perfectly for Hawaii.

  202. tommui April 26, 2010 9:34 pm

    OLDIE: Wouldn’t mind getting a copy! Thanks.

  203. Kazz April 26, 2010 9:37 pm


    April 26th, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    masoli has been suspended from playing for one year. in effect, he is using his redshirt year.

    what kind of lesson does that teach?


  204. Bulla April 26, 2010 9:49 pm

    Bobby Miles, a high-scoring point guard at Workman High School in City of Industry, Calif., said Monday night that he is committed to playing for the Rainbow Warriors next season.

  205. al April 26, 2010 10:00 pm

    bulla see #190

  206. al April 26, 2010 10:03 pm

    derek i share your excitement. but, lets not get ahead of ourselves many of the newbies will be incoming freshmen.

    but yah….things are looking up.

  207. al April 26, 2010 10:05 pm

    will we stop at the magnificent seven?

    or will we keep going for it?

    will dwain “the pain” williams still be with us?

  208. Bulla April 26, 2010 10:06 pm

    oh wise one, forgive me for the oversight, so exciting, haha

    all is good………….

  209. al April 26, 2010 10:13 pm

    looking good so far…

    bobby miles, 6’0″ pg, freshman
    bo barnes, 6’4″, sg, freshman
    jordan coleman, 6’4″ sg/sf freshman
    trevor wiseman, 6’8″ sf/pf freshman

    josten thomas, 6’7″, sf,pf, jc w/3 for 3
    vander joaquim, 6’10”, c/pf, jc w/3 for 3

    …and counting

  210. al April 26, 2010 10:17 pm

    howzit bulla?

    no problem.
    (is that an oxymoron?)

    somehow recruiting news always brings the best out of everyone.
    for example, i can’t wait to see the beast in action in 2011. idk if i could wait that long.

  211. postmanke April 26, 2010 10:22 pm

    I like Dwain, hope things workout for him. I think of all the players coming back, Hiram has got to have the biggest smile on his face. I think he surprises many next year.

  212. jm2375 April 26, 2010 11:20 pm

    nytal! oyasumina-tsai. hasta manana.

  213. al April 26, 2010 11:35 pm

    …by the numbers

    bobby miles, 6’0″ pg, freshman 28 ppg/14 reb/5 asst
    bo barnes, 6’4″, sg, freshman 17 ppg/7 reb/3 asst/2 stl
    jordan coleman, 6’4″ sg/sf freshman 20 ppg/6 reb/2 asst/3 stl
    trevor wiseman, 6’8″ sf/pf freshman n 21 ppg/11 reb/6 asst/2 stl

    josten thomas, 6’7″, sf,pf, jc w/3 for 3 15 ppg/8 reb
    (high school numbers: 32 ppg/10 reb/5 asst
    vander joaquim, 6’10”, c/pf, jc w/3 for 3 9 ppg/7 reb

    things are looking up.
    (as a junior, high school numbers: 21 ppg/17 reb/3 blkt

  214. Ralph April 26, 2010 11:46 pm

    I hope the preseason schedule is a good one, lots of anticipation, UH plays good basketball and wins its share, the crowd will be back like they did for the mvb. Win and they will come, but the schedule got to be somewhat challenging like the MPSF in volleyball. At $26 per seat in the lower bowl, fans will be willing to pay to watch a perceived good game.

  215. al April 26, 2010 11:48 pm

    vander joaquim, 6’10”, c/pf, jc w/3 for 3 9 ppg/7 reb
    (as a junior, high school numbers: 21 ppg/17 reb/3 blk

  216. Ralph April 26, 2010 11:50 pm

    good to see the players are rebounders, multi dimensional, and the steals are good. Controllling the boards and playing good defense will keep us in the game, the quicker they learn the offense and score points off set plays, then the wins will come in bunches.

  217. Ralph April 26, 2010 11:54 pm

    as late a start coach Gib had in recruiting and not having his assitants in place, he has done a remarkable job in picking up players who have done well in their careers. I hope he can mold them quickly into his offense and defense. How many days of practice before UH plays its first game?

  218. Ralph April 27, 2010 12:00 am

    i hope they play a physical, choking defense, that’s exciting in itself.

  219. Ralph April 27, 2010 12:01 am

    so who are the sb players who will be quests on the WB show at 3 pm today

  220. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 27, 2010 12:16 am

    Is there room for all five seniors? Hmmmm maybe not.

    At least Taualii and Grimes.

  221. al April 27, 2010 12:21 am

    ralph….the gibber has mentioned on numerous occasions that he will employ a pressing defense. he likes his teams to press length to length from the get go.

    he feels that the offense will be predicated by the havoc created by the defensive pressure.

    he likes a fast paced, run n gun, pro style game.

    therefore, he recruited a lot of guys who can shoot and shoot the threes from all five positions, handle the ball, run up and down the court, athletic, and have the passion for the game that he shares.

    and then there’s the enforcer down low…vander joachim.

    hopefully, he’ll land that other big that he needs to complement this class.

    in time they will be called the magnificent seven as someone has already called them.

  222. al April 27, 2010 12:22 am

    kazz…kelly girl has got to be one of the chatters. afterall, isn’t she the darling of this team???

  223. al April 27, 2010 12:24 am

    oh by the way doesn’t ray ray look stout?

    good job. i hope he gets there in the nfl. he will the first samoan/japanese nfl’er ever.

    that would be cool.

  224. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 27, 2010 12:36 am

    C’mon now Al,

    WarriorBeat has never had the same guest(s) twice.

    That’s why replays aren’t popular.

  225. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 27, 2010 12:44 am

    Since I don’t have basketball season tix I’ve tried to buy lower level indovidual seats to NO AVAIL!!!!

    So many empty seats down there and they say “nothing available”… πŸ™„

  226. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 27, 2010 12:54 am

    To add to my post…

    This is why we move down to open seats while paying for upper level ones.

    No joke, you have people trying to be honest and pay the real price to benefit UHAD and nothin….

    Wahine vball booster club president Stan Lee pointed out on persons complaint of trying to buy Wahine vball season tix in the. Lower level and willing to pay the premium price only for the ticket office to tell them none available in the section they wanted after these people spotted so many seats available and empty there all season long.

  227. Ralph April 27, 2010 12:59 am

    #221 Al so how does Hiram fit in this run and gun and pressing defense. I didn’t see any speed or quickness to play the press and trapping defense. His experience is the slow motion flex, its like he doesn’t bring any experience to the table, he himself got to learn to play up tempo. and to lead a break, he and Dwain had trouble handling the ball especially when the other team had athletic guards, like New Mexico, too quick and physical for them.

  228. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 27, 2010 1:00 am

    Nevertheless UH lost these ppl as potential customers due to their frustration in the whole process.

  229. Ralph April 27, 2010 1:01 am

    Kazz that is why the tickets issued count is so much higher than the actual attendance. Corporate seats? Big donors or advertisers who are give complimentary tickets but can’t get their employees to go to the game.

  230. Ralph April 27, 2010 1:06 am

    maybe JD got to keep tabs of the complimentary tickets and tally who is showing up regularly and those that aren’t, reassign those seats that are regularly vacant and sell them next season.

  231. Ralph April 27, 2010 1:07 am

    Katie Grimes as a guest on the WB today would be nice.

  232. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 27, 2010 1:09 am

    This is where a luxury box comes in handy at the SSC.

  233. protector April 27, 2010 1:28 am


    Where would the luxury boxes be situated and how much would they cost to use them?

  234. al April 27, 2010 1:34 am

    ralph….hiram played injured all year. he’ll do fine with the new look rainbow warrior team.

    dwain if he stays on the team actually has some skills. however, he needs to be a team player.

    playing an untempo game doesn’t mean you have to be fast or the best ball handler. it means you got to know your responsibilities on both ends of the court. you need to know which land to fill on offense and where the pressure needs to be applied on defense. in either case, each player needs to know their role and responsibilities.

    no need be so fast. the court is less than 100 feet 94 feet to be exact..

  235. Ralph April 27, 2010 1:41 am

    Hiram has been injured for two seasons, the game is physical, he got hit a few times. He ought to see Heffernan and toughen up for the physical play expected in a pressing defense and up tempo game where I hope the point will at times take it to the hoop to draw the big man. Last season he was begging for fouls on contact, he has to play through it, contact and all, and continue play, no begging like Balocka.

  236. Ralph April 27, 2010 1:44 am

    Fast, quick, I don’t know what is needed but I know what I saw, he couldn’t keep up with the New Mexico guards, he struggled bringing the ball up on full court man presses and traps, guards with quick hands really handcuffed him. But this is a new season coming up, new coach, new system, everyone starts at ground zero, the best will play.

  237. Ralph April 27, 2010 1:46 am

    Luxury boxes, raise the roof. But first we got to get the Stanley half filled with real people, not tickets issued. Then 3/4 and when we are on the verge of regular sell outs, UH can start thinking of luxury boxes.

  238. Ralph April 27, 2010 2:01 am

    Ferd has a good sb column in this morning’s paper. Got to beat Fresno!

  239. wafan April 27, 2010 2:35 am

    Good morning!

    Make it a good one!!!

  240. NYUH April 27, 2010 3:58 am

    BS the most with 23 returning. Of course that one missing went to the Jets in the first round.

  241. Kekoa (iPhone) April 27, 2010 4:34 am

    Rob25 ~ I had no idea you were that far off the reservation. None of Ke Akua’s Kritters to satisfy your hunger. That’s sad woman.

    To make matters worse, you want to go to the Radarz mini-mental reps camp?…Oh, Puh-Leeze!

  242. d1ε³Ά April 27, 2010 5:35 am

    Great Morning All!

    Nice reading about Coach Heffernan’s “clean” program…hope it pays big dividends in the fall.

  243. whitey April 27, 2010 5:48 am

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  244. jm2375 April 27, 2010 5:51 am

    Kazz – what frustrates me about the ticket prices is that there are no youth seats available for the lower bowl. I would be willing to pay a higher price for youth seats, to legitimately sit in the lower bowl.

  245. jm2375 April 27, 2010 5:53 am

    😳 Good morning Tsai-kos!

  246. mctruck April 27, 2010 5:53 am

    What wud make me feel more at ease w/mbb is another good pg and either another really strong pf or c.

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  248. protector April 27, 2010 6:03 am

    Ralph on 236,

    I think at least part of the reason Hiram had difficulty bringing the ball up (aside from injuries) was that his teammates seldom came back to help-out. This year, the majority of these new recruits seem to have ball-handling skills & a number of them can bring the ball up on their own if need be. This might make it a lot more difficult for opponents to press & trap them. Still, there will be teams like Butler that play a very disciplined offense & smothering defense that will dictate that UH at times needs some type of half-court game; can’t just play run-and-gun.

  249. protector April 27, 2010 6:08 am

    I agree with Kazz, Ralph & others that the lower bowl seating availability needs to be looked at. If certain sections remain chronically empty, those corporate assignments should be assigned to mid-level seats. If next season they remain empty again, should be moved to upper-level, etc. That way, at least portions of the lower bowl could systematically be freed up.

  250. Kekoa (iPhone) April 27, 2010 8:23 am

    Protector ~ I’ve always had the feeling that the entire UH ticket office needs an overhaul. I never felt like they were doing their best to accomodate the customer.

    Let’s start with who is in charge and check out their new hire/training program. Move on to daily operations, of OTC/internet & corp sales. Then, identify the ‘no-show’ seats. We all know how screwed the FB ticket sales have gotten both home and away.

    …and what about this guy that has tickets to burn on the WB? He should certainly be a person of interest!

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