“Quez” to return

Remember Marquez Jackson?

He said he is registered for the spring semester and hopeful of competing with the Warriors. Jackson originally enrolled at UH as a slotback. He then left to play for the Rainbow Warrior basketball team. And then he left UH.

Jackson said he is focused solely on football.

* * * * *

With the Hula Bowl dead and the Pro Bowl on hiatus, there won’t be another football game in Hawaii until Sept. 2. Now you wished you attended that UH-New Mexico State game.

* * * * *

We think Karl Benson is texting Stretch:


* * * * *

“Hey, is somebody trying to text me?”



  1. duffer December 26, 2009 8:58 am

    Where is everybody?

    Good Morning!

  2. locomoco December 26, 2009 9:03 am

    That “another football game in Hawaii” in September is against USC. With an almost new O-Line for the Warriors.

    Hope the coaching staff doesn’t try to feed us too much hype this year.

  3. Stephen Tsai December 26, 2009 9:08 am

    The development of the offensive line should be interesting in spring practice.

  4. whitey December 26, 2009 9:11 am

    Happy New Year Tsaikos

  5. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 9:12 am

    Morning all.. hope everyone had a great, safe, wonderful Christmas…

  6. whitey December 26, 2009 9:14 am

    The O line should be very good this yr and I think they may outperform this yr’s line with the exception of the center. The cupboard is not bare and there are some studs there now and incoming.

  7. tommui December 26, 2009 9:15 am

    Everyone has gone to the malls this AM?

    Good morning Hawaii!
    Top 10?

  8. whitey December 26, 2009 9:17 am

    but I look forward to the spring competition for the qb’s job. this yr the qb will be working with a much taller oline, so height may make a difference.

  9. wafan December 26, 2009 9:29 am

    Hope everyone received what they wanted for Christmas and what they need for the New Year!

  10. wafan December 26, 2009 9:30 am

    The worst part of the holidays is the clean up.


  11. LizKauai (iPhone) December 26, 2009 9:31 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  12. wafan December 26, 2009 9:31 am

    Hey! Top 10!!!


  13. Stretch December 26, 2009 9:35 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    ST, you are right, Benson DID text me his Christmas wish list to Santa.

    1. ST would be nice to me, I want to be his friend.
    2. The Tsaikos would accept me
    3. Chawan Cut stops making lame comments.
    4. Boise St wins (only because I am a BSU alum)
    5. A white long sleeve shirt and tie, this aloha shirt is not “up tight” enough

  14. Bulla December 26, 2009 9:42 am

    you’re killing me, but still gotta love ya

  15. Bulla December 26, 2009 9:43 am

    it’s going to be exciting at Spring practice….i think the OL will be on a quick learning curve, but that’s the beauty of Spring practice.

    Happy day after to everyone……stay safe and stay healthy 🙂

  16. Stretch December 26, 2009 9:45 am

    Bulla – I hope Benson loves me too, but somehow I don’t think so. He probably don’t know me by my “name” but am sure he would recognize me as that damn loud mouth at the baseball games. Wait, he might get me confused with koakane. Okay, he doesn’t know who I am.

  17. GRM December 26, 2009 9:45 am


  18. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 9:47 am

    Eh??? Shinnen wa mada aketa arimasen!

  19. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 9:50 am


    #6… Hmm… Week#2 Boise…Week#3 Fresno… Week#4 Utah… shucks after that Hawaii gets home games, huh?

  20. d1島 December 26, 2009 9:59 am

    Yep, just tu-fiddy mo’ days ’til football…..

  21. d1島 December 26, 2009 10:01 am

    Whew! The refuse guys DID come by this morning…thought it might be 3 weeks between trash pickup days!

  22. βρεω808 December 26, 2009 10:04 am

    I thought it’s called – RUBBISH in the 808! 😯

  23. βρεω808 December 26, 2009 10:06 am

    d1島 – Still get “bang-bang” in the stores – or you and Kekoa get ’em all? 🙄

  24. βρεω808 December 26, 2009 10:07 am


  25. Bulla December 26, 2009 10:08 am


    no way he’d confuse you with koakane…..no comparison, he’s more round (in the eyes of course) and when you guys walk down the road, it looks like #10.

    when pride, jim d. and i walk down the road…..you say, ‘road, what road….’ haha

    you still #1 UH fan…die hard to da maximus gluteus maximus

  26. d1島 December 26, 2009 10:10 am


    Not since the unions got involved! Rubbish!


  27. d1島 December 26, 2009 10:12 am


    Not sure about other locations, but the way folks were loading up the firecrackers by the case, the Waipahu store may be cleaned out by now!
    Was talking with a friend of ours and she said their family bout 80 permits! 😯

  28. d1島 December 26, 2009 10:14 am


    No forget about Ajoe…

  29. d1島 December 26, 2009 10:18 am

    Speaking of stretches….
    Not only a long wait until live football returns but….
    βρεω808, Jason, A-house, d1島….all blue since the Niners eliminated from playoffs. 🙁

  30. βρεω808 December 26, 2009 10:19 am

    Adding to the #13 KB Wish List started by Stretch 😆

    ➡ – Standardize “blue” underwear. KB is tired of dying his own…. although the “dying” process does provide shrinkage and that special commissioning “fit”….. 😈

    ➡ – Forget russet potatoes….. need one “special” variety named “Benson

    ➡ – Get that “A-house” guy to stop picking on “me”….

  31. βρεω808 December 26, 2009 10:21 am

    At least we’re not RAIDER fans!!! 🙄

  32. SteveM December 26, 2009 10:24 am

    Good morning everyone!

  33. EH NO MAKE ! December 26, 2009 10:40 am

    Was wondering if anyone read this yet:…

    “In it’s current state and on it’s current course, by the end of 2010, the University of Hawaii football program will either be faced with dropping to Division II status, or dropping football all together.”

  34. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 10:40 am

    Some guy was setting up the tables for fireworks to go on sale later today at Windward Mall… 2nd floor just off Macy’s.

  35. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 10:48 am

    EH NO MAKE !:

    Yeah… we discussed that last week.. the premise was too weak or too faulty.

  36. Addahknowsports© December 26, 2009 10:53 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Merry Christmas Day After and a Happy New Year!

    Happy birthday and belated B-days to the December folks!

    Just woke up from my food coma only to go straight to eating breakfast.

  37. bstunna2002 December 26, 2009 11:19 am

    So with Quez coming back how much eligibility does he have left?

  38. jm2375 December 26, 2009 11:19 am

    Good morning gangeez!!

    Hope everyone had a great Christmas!! People still in their fuuuuud comas from yesterday?

    Dropping keed off at Ala Moana and then heading in to the office for a little while. Need to make it to the post office to send off my “holiday” cards before they close today.

  39. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 11:54 am


    I think it also depends on whether or not these applicants get accepted by UH Grad School, too.

    Some things are not in the control of the coach.

    Time to wish them a happy holiday with family, too. Players, coaches, grad assists and all. Happy Holidays!

  40. chawan_cut December 26, 2009 12:17 pm

    no lame comments here. only insightful ones!

  41. Kazz December 26, 2009 12:36 pm

    EH NO MAKE !:

    December 26th, 2009 at 10:40 am
    Was wondering if anyone read this yet:…

    “In it’s current state and on it’s current course, by the end of 2010, the University of Hawaii football program will either be faced with dropping to Division II status, or dropping football all together.”


    December 26th, 2009 at 10:48 am
    EH NO MAKE !:

    Yeah… we discussed that last week.. the premise was too weak or too faulty.

    and too STUPID.

    12-1 in one season = can we afford a Top 20 program?

    13-14 in two seasons = should we dump football or get down to DII?

    again… F’N STUPID.

  42. Garret December 26, 2009 12:37 pm

    I’m curious as to how much eligibility Marquez Jackson has left. It would seem that his eligibility clock would have started when he originally joined the UH football team and he hasn’t had an event that would have stopped his clock. With the long break from football and with the depth that UH has at the receiver position next season, he has a hard battle to move up the depth chart.

    On the bright side for him, UH loses a lot of receivers after next season and there could be playing time available for a receiver who understood the system then. I wish him well in his attempt to join the Warriors. The amount of eligibility he has left is a big factor in his chances to earn playing time.

  43. Garret December 26, 2009 12:42 pm


    Don’t rule out stupidity when the state is looking around at what they can do to cut expenses. There are some huge cuts coming to UH, so the budget deficit for the Athletic Department worries me. The good news is that it would be political suicide to try to go after sports at UH. But politicians have done stupid stuff before…

    However, it appears that they already cut funding for high school sports and without Amemiya’s big fundraising job there would be big cuts in high school sports. With Amemiya not at that position anymore, the new person will have to be just as good of a fundraiser or some high school sports *will* be cut. After that, the number crunchers will start looking at UH Athletics…

  44. Garret December 26, 2009 12:46 pm

    I don’t think that UH Athletics is in any danger for the next 3 years at least. However, there may be a *huge* conference shuffle in 3 years or so, and many of the schools left out in the realignment will probably end up eventually cutting football. Due to travel costs, I do not think that UH could afford a D-I Athletic program without football.

    So it is very, very important that UH football and men’s basketball be in good shape within the next 3 years. Those are the only important sports to a conference since they are the money makers and the way that conferences get respect.

  45. el guapo December 26, 2009 12:56 pm


    No one is around to do the paperwork either

  46. bighilofan2 December 26, 2009 1:11 pm

    el guapo

    Slugger is just down the street.

    how about the mind… is that around?

  47. koakane™ December 26, 2009 1:40 pm

    another breaking news Urban Myers stepping down from Florida.

  48. koakane™ December 26, 2009 1:41 pm

    afternoon tsaiko country, warrior and wahine fans

    yes you heard it Myer’s leaving Florida

  49. Kazz December 26, 2009 1:48 pm

    My God! I’m trying to watch this football GAME between Pitt and NC and they’re acting like Meyer was discoved to be the second gunman on the grassy knoll… 🙄

    Sheesh… 🙄


  50. koakane™ December 26, 2009 1:51 pm

    game can not be that good if you reading the blog bwhaaaaaaaaaaaa

  51. Stephen Tsai December 26, 2009 1:53 pm

    Hey, people can multi-task.
    Just got back from Windward Mall.
    Not very busy for the second busiest shopping day of the year. I guess everybody bought the right gifts this year.

  52. Old School Dave December 26, 2009 2:00 pm

    EH NO MAKE !:

    December 26th, 2009 at 10:40 am
    Was wondering if anyone read this yet:…

    “In it’s current state and on it’s current course, by the end of 2010, the University of Hawaii football program will either be faced with dropping to Division II status, or dropping football all together.”


    December 26th, 2009 at 10:48 am
    EH NO MAKE !:

    Yeah… we discussed that last week.. the premise was too weak or too faulty.

    and too STUPID.

    12-1 in one season = can we afford a Top 20 program?

    13-14 in two seasons = should we dump football or get down to DII?

    again… F’N STUPID.

    Agree wholeheartedly!! Very negative, nearsighted, sky is falling, defeatist attitude every time there is a financial challenge to UH Athletics. “Gotta drop down to Div-II.” UH no can complete against the big boys.” “Drop Athletics all together.” Sounds like the old futs who hang out all day at McDonalds and have nothing better to do than complain about stuff – “I no more kids, so I don’t care about education anymore.”

  53. Kazz December 26, 2009 2:05 pm


    December 26th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Don’t rule out stupidity when the state is looking around at what they can do to cut expenses. There are some huge cuts coming to UH, so the budget deficit for the Athletic Department worries me. The good news is that it would be political suicide to try to go after sports at UH. But politicians have done stupid stuff before…

    However, it appears that they already cut funding for high school sports and without Amemiya’s big fundraising job there would be big cuts in high school sports. With Amemiya not at that position anymore, the new person will have to be just as good of a fundraiser or some high school sports *will* be cut. After that, the number crunchers will start looking at UH Athletics…

    Then I shall wish ill feelings on the “number crunchers” and those looking to support budget cuts to UH athletics that may render it unable to compete at the Division 1 level.

    I shall wish that a foul wind of physical or mental disease sweeping over their immediate family members.

    If these morons have already forgotten how UH athletics affects the local economy (i.e. food and beverage beer sale increases during the UH football season due to tailgates and house parties) then I wish phyisical harm upon them.

    There is no other way to say this other than an foul language-filled rant.

  54. Derek December 26, 2009 2:06 pm

    Urban Meyer shoud just relax, kick back, get some sun and surf and come to Hawaii to apply as head football coach at University of Hawaii. It would be a no stress job for him and good for him and his health. Better yet, his kids can get a first rate education at Punahou (assuming they are not in college).

  55. Kazz December 26, 2009 2:08 pm


    December 26th, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    game can not be that good if you reading the blog bwhaaaaaaaaaaaa

    I said “trying” to watch. 😆

  56. RedZone December 26, 2009 2:17 pm

    What happened? Was watching game and fell asleep. Boring.

    Hope the next one is better.

    Florida should go after JJ.

  57. Kazz December 26, 2009 2:20 pm


    December 26th, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    Urban Meyer shoud just relax, kick back, get some sun and surf and come to Hawaii to apply as head football coach at University of Hawaii. It would be a no stress job for him and good for him and his health. Better yet, his kids can get a first rate education at Punahou (assuming they are not in college).

    By saying “better yet”, are you implying that the best pitch to someone like Meyer that the real plus for him to apply for the UH head coaching job is so his kids can get into a private high school in Hawaii?

    Right… 😆

  58. lil's December 26, 2009 2:22 pm

    Urban Meyer resigns…. WOW..

  59. Kazz December 26, 2009 2:24 pm


    Florida going after June Jones?

    How big would a book about two seasons of Mustang football be? 😯

  60. Kazz December 26, 2009 2:28 pm

    Old School Dave,

    Actually it’s not “I no more kids anymore so I don’t care about education”, it’s actually the “well, my kids neva went UH so I no care and the parking is real bad, I have to sit in traffic for 20 minutes, and get plenny people making noise”…


  61. postmanke December 26, 2009 2:37 pm

    Wonder if Charlie Strong + Mike Sanford already signed their contract with Louisville? Wow talk about bad timing.

  62. bighilofan2 December 26, 2009 2:42 pm

    so i checked with my good friend free online fortune teller crystal ball and asked

    so what, Urban, da wife Shelley and daare tree kids gonna leave Gainesville and come Honolulu so da kids can go Punahou or McKinley?

    and da crystal ball answered, Huh?!

  63. bighilofan2 December 26, 2009 2:44 pm

    only joking,

    I mean Fearington. 😆

  64. bighilofan2 December 26, 2009 2:46 pm

    sounds like a really successful football coach got a case of the
    chest shakes, and is scared for his life. sounds like a good time to
    spend more time with the kids…. his kids…

  65. tommui December 26, 2009 3:05 pm

    KAZZ: How many students in a private school in Florida ever became President of these United States?

    How many students in a private school in Florida ever got the Nobel Prize?

    Something Urban is thinking about?

  66. whitey December 26, 2009 3:15 pm

    My best to Coach Meyer and hope he has a healthy 2010 and yrs to come.

  67. Garret December 26, 2009 3:16 pm

    Urban Meyer’s oldest daughter is a volleyball player at Georgia Tech. I’m guessing that his other 2 kids are either finished with high school or just have a year or so left.

  68. whitey December 26, 2009 3:16 pm

    sheeesh, when they said that this was a “dead” week, it doesn’t have to be that literally

  69. Garret December 26, 2009 3:21 pm

    Wow, I didn’t realize that Meyer had been diagnosed with a heart valve muscle defect and had been to the hospital multiple times in the past few weeks. He’s made a lot of money, had great success, and I hope that he is able to relax and have a long, healthy retirement.

  70. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 3:25 pm

    KB is just trying to appear busy so he doesn’t have to look any of the hostile natives in the eye.

  71. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 3:27 pm

    Hostile natives like Tom Mui or whitey… ya know, the real mean kind.

  72. HiFlyer December 26, 2009 3:29 pm

    here’s one story about Meyer.

  73. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 3:29 pm

    Or maybe KB is tryin’ to figure out how to work his camera phone so he can take a picture of Tsai takin a picture of him.

  74. Garret December 26, 2009 3:31 pm

    I was looking up costs for a new stadium in Hawaii and didn’t realize that SMU’s stadium cost just $42 million! For that they got 32,000 seats (can be expanded to 45,000 quite simply) with about 600 preferred club level seats and 240 seats in 24 luxury boxes ($$$). The stadium was completed in 2000, so costs would be higher now, but still much less than the numbers I had seen estimated for a new stadium in Hawaii.

  75. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 3:36 pm

    After seeing SMU’s three horseys on the field, KB is checking the NCAA rules to see if it would be okay to have three horseys on the field for Boise. All of those horseys would be “Boise Turf Blue”of course.

  76. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 3:39 pm

    He’s trying to find out where he and Coach Ault can get one o’ them blue margaritas in Waikiki after the game.

  77. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 3:41 pm

    Weren’t the local estimates for a new stadium upwards of $300 million?

  78. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 3:44 pm

    DPK.. I think 300 million was for the maintenance and repair necessary to keep the current Stadium for the next 20 years.

  79. chawan_cut December 26, 2009 3:44 pm

    too much stress at the florida position. just like ND and bama. i bet he also didn’t want to deal with a year without his golden boy tebow. meyer ran away to florida after he led utah to their first bcs and undefeated season. i bet utah fans know what the florida fans are feeling right now. that was also alex smith’s final season too.
    coaches always have the coaching itch. he won’t stay out for long.

  80. Garret December 26, 2009 3:45 pm


    I think that the estimates for maintenance for Aloha Stadium have been reported as high as $100 million and the estimate for a new stadium has been put at $200 million to $300 million.

  81. chawan_cut December 26, 2009 3:45 pm

    we should also all be watching the Emerald bowl right now. its good preparation for our first game of the season next year. most of those USC guys will be back.
    14-7 USC right now in the 2nd.

  82. chawan_cut December 26, 2009 3:46 pm

    spoke too soon. its 14-6. BC misses the XP.

  83. Garret December 26, 2009 3:48 pm


    $300 million for maintenance? Will the state actually come up with that money? They already are forcing the Stadium Authority and/or UH to fundraise to replace the turf, and that is a health issue.

    I’d hate for the maintenance to fall so far behind that the stadium has to be closed for repairs after a bad incident. UH is already years behind of its maintenance and WassupDoc already reported how the second stage of the maintenance repairs for Aloha Stadium may get pushed from a 2012 completion to a 2014 completion.

  84. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 3:53 pm

    Hey Garret, howzit MIH! How was your Christmases?

    How much does the state have allotted for ongoing repair at this point?

  85. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 3:54 pm

    Thanks for the helpful and insightful heads up chawan_cut! Will do.

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  88. wafan December 26, 2009 4:01 pm

    The differences in stadium costs:

    Lots of illegal aliens + lots of rich alums = lower costs for a stadium.

    Hawai’ian time + kickbacks + lack of quality control = tremendous cost overruns for half of what was planned.

  89. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 4:11 pm

    I was surprised that the cost of living here averages 60 percent or so higher than the mainland. That must go for stadiums.

  90. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 4:16 pm

    Even the illegal aliens here cost more… 😆

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  92. HiFlyer December 26, 2009 4:23 pm

    Wafan – don’t forget the unions.

  93. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 4:37 pm

    I doubt that the State will make a decision on the stadium until it’s really too late and the Stadium can no longer be brought up to safety standards under a reasonable budget… like all things under the State…

    I mean look at the schools… they need 250-300 million just to catch up with overdue repairs.. and the University of Hawaii estimates their needs to be what was it? A billion in 10 years or so? Yikes! Most of that gets inflated because the State fails to maintain existing properties on a timely basis.

    It’s like a small hole in a damn.. leave it alone and you’re asking for trouble.

    Same thing with JJ’s situation in 2007… sit on it.. wait till the last minute… maybe it won’t be a shuffling of the Majors in football that closes down Warrior football.. maybe it’ll simply be ineptitude on the part of our Governor, State legislature and senate.

  94. I Love Pecan Pie December 26, 2009 4:40 pm

    Ok, we all grab shovels…
    and meet in Diamond Head…
    and start carving out steps…
    Should only take a year or two…
    and whalah! One stadium inside Diamond Head…
    Unless the sleeping volcano wakes up…

  95. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 4:42 pm


    We should ask Walmart to design and oversee the construction of a new Stadium. They’ll probably get it built under budget and before the deadline, just like their Keeaumoku store. To think they managed that with the striking cement workers.

  96. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 4:44 pm

    And all the concern about traffic.. I swear, traffic flows better there than when there was no Walmart.

  97. I Love Pecan Pie December 26, 2009 4:53 pm

    Walmart…or Cosco…or Don Quixote…
    No need a “public” stadium…
    and no need a stadium “authority”…
    They could have a store on first level all around…
    And even make it a mile high with condo’s above
    the execute sweets and press boxes…
    It could be a money maker…
    But location of Ala Wai golf course would not work…
    Too many smashed windshields from errant golf balls…Gotta put it somewhere else…

  98. whitey December 26, 2009 4:54 pm

    it will be interesting to see if “Quez” gets his elgibility question settled before spring ball. I wish him well and hope he does get it.

  99. whitey December 26, 2009 4:56 pm

    wonder how much it would cost to buy the old stadium site and turn it over to UH for the purpose of expanding their athletic facilities.

  100. whitey December 26, 2009 5:02 pm

    since getting a new stadium is not in the near future, how can we get more students going to their home game at Aloha???? I think if someone would work with the bus company for game day trans, UH to Halawa to UH, it could be done. Cost would be free to nominal for the students. Be great to see at least 10-15000 students at each home game.

  101. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 5:03 pm

    “Same thing with JJ’s situation in 2007… sit on it.. wait till the last minute… maybe it won’t be a shuffling of the Majors in football that closes down Warrior football.. maybe it’ll simply be ineptitude on the part of our Governor, State legislature and senate.”

    Ya took the words right outta my mouth.

  102. whitey December 26, 2009 5:05 pm

    looks like BC does not have someone watching over them today as they are getting the purple shaft from the officials.

  103. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 5:06 pm

    At least they’re gonna try Drive In Movies at the stadium to help bring in more revenue. It will be interesting to see how that flies.

  104. whitey December 26, 2009 5:06 pm

    dpk, how u???? hope you had a great Christmas and wish you and your family a healthy new year!!!

  105. Garret December 26, 2009 5:07 pm

    Hey Garret, howzit MIH! How was your Christmases?

    How much does the state have allotted for ongoing repair at this point?


    Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner, but I was offline for dinner. Christmas was very nice with two friends over at our home for dinner (lau lau, lomi salmon, etc.) and with my girls having fun and being good all day. We also had my sister-in-law at our home for 4 days and she left on Christmas night…I would love to say more about that but my parents read this blog and my wife might read this also.

  106. HiFlyer December 26, 2009 5:08 pm

    For those of you that are watching the USC – BC game, it seems that the refs and even the replay officiating is biased toward USC.

  107. whitey December 26, 2009 5:08 pm

    pecanpie’s idea of putting offices, etc at Aloha is an excellent idea. if you look at most of the stadium being built today, all have that concept and premium boxes.

  108. Garret December 26, 2009 5:09 pm


    I think that UH offered free bus service to Aloha Stadium for UH students for several Warrior games and I do not think it increased student attendance much. The best student turnout seemed to be that late basketball game where the students could attend for free. If the students paid an Athletic Fee and could go to all UH sporting events for free, then maybe the student turnout would be much better.

  109. whitey December 26, 2009 5:12 pm

    They could have a licensed driving school there, so students would not have to expose themselves to undue stress while learning how to drive.

  110. A-House December 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    As far as KB is concerned, I will continue to state my negative opinions until HE does things that convinces me that his decisions are for the betterment of the WAC; not Boise State!

    No waha, total transparency in all scheduling games, getting Fresno State to delete the “gauntlet” before some one gets hurt and sues the WAC, KB, Fresno St and its President/athletic director/football coach for lack of “oversight”, get rid of blue turf, etc, etc, etc.

  111. whitey December 26, 2009 5:18 pm

    Garret, yes, i think they did, but it has to be an organized thing where students know exactly what time the bus will be there and where to board the buses after the game. Like you said, build it in the student activity fees at a very nominal fee. Pickup could be at various dorm and campus spots and return would be at the same spot. We need to get the studnets to attend the game, so when they grad from UH, these will be our future support group for UH. We need to make them feel that UH has been a very good place to attend school and in the future they will be thinking of their time at UH as a most pleasant one. Going to athletic games is a great boost.

  112. Garret December 26, 2009 5:25 pm


    I agree with everything you said in #114.

  113. whitey December 26, 2009 5:26 pm

    I wonder how big the musical chair will be for the Florida hc job?

  114. whitey December 26, 2009 5:28 pm

    Garret, your post about your in law can be taken either way, but am still holding my stomach and making sure I don’t fall off the chair.

  115. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 5:31 pm

    Christmas was excellent, thank you. Only problem was I’m sick with really bad bronchitis. I had to go to the docs today and get an IV. Might have to go back tomorrow. I haven’t been sick like this in years! Feelin much better today, das why you guys gotta put up with me here so much today.

    I missed da laulaus at my Uncle’s house yesterday because I was too sick to go. 🙁 Sounds like you folks had an awesome Christmas!

  116. whitey December 26, 2009 5:33 pm

    I really don’t understand why the WAC office cannot make the fb schedule at least 4 yrs in advance. True, tv may want certain games, but you wheel and deal when you come to that hurdle. WAC schools can then schedule opponents to upgrade the WAC image. How can you do that when all the other major schools are scheduling non conference games 4 yrs or more in advance and the WAC is left behind?????

  117. I Love Pecan Pie December 26, 2009 5:36 pm

    Well, the UH students can ride the train…
    when it is built…
    in 2020???

  118. whitey December 26, 2009 5:37 pm

    dang dpk, it sounds bad, but know you will get better. believe in your inner soul and your ability to overcome this and yes you will be back to your old self. I know you can do this and you know you can do this and together we both know you can do this.

  119. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 5:41 pm


    Sorry to hear you’re under the weather. Take care and get better fast.

  120. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 5:42 pm

    Thanks whitey. I know you know, and I know you know I know! Actually, I’m much better already, but you probably know that. 🙂

    Does that other kid play football for KS Maui too?

    Your 119, that’s so that KB can really make the schedule hard for UH if it appears we will have a good team that particular year.

  121. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 5:44 pm

    Thanks mih-
    Ironically, I got two weeks off from work just in time to get sick like this. 😆

  122. I Love Pecan Pie December 26, 2009 5:47 pm

    prayer for the punchbow kid:
    “…your FAITH has made you WHOLE.
    Go in PEACE and be WHOLE of thy plague.”
    (Mark 5:34)

  123. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 5:49 pm

    Now you gotta take sick leave to enjoy a holiday.. not good.

    I hate it when the cold goes down the chest. Just prolongs it all.

  124. Jason December 26, 2009 5:53 pm

    whitey: The UH-Mānoa Chancellor’s Office has paid for bus service for the past couple of years. It’s always the same, x many hours before kickoff (I think two?) from the same location (I think at Dole St and East-West Rd). I never used it, so I’m not sure of the details.

    I’m more curious to see the usage statistics for that bus service. I know in the past, UH has had to get MORE buses because those they already had filled up. But as the team struggled, I wonder if those buses were still full.

  125. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 5:56 pm

    Mahalo for that one. Love it! 😉

    Are you a new poster or a new nic?

  126. bighilofan2 December 26, 2009 5:57 pm


    I agree with your 114 and 119.

    we can only pray that

    JIM DONOVAN will make the call to Karl Benson
    and give him the idea to schedule WAC games 4
    years out. He reminds me of a typical politician,
    say NO first thing.

  127. Ralph December 26, 2009 5:57 pm

    HiFlyer rationale is closer to the truth. Union labor raises the cost tremendously, and it contributes to our high cost of living. Currently, the Aloha Stadium repair is being completed by mainland workers who are non union and it is costing us less. The Union hierarchy placed a tv ad asking the State to hire local, union labor. Bunch of BS.

    Wafan, a lot of Mexicans are now looking for you because you dissed them.

    Dallas isn’t cheap, the college is located in an up scale neighborhood. The non union contractors were productive to keep the cost down, finished on time. No issues.

  128. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 5:58 pm

    Hey Jay! How’s the rookie of the year teacher doing?

  129. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 6:01 pm

    bhf2 and Ralph in da hale! Hows you, gennlemens?

  130. I Love Pecan Pie December 26, 2009 6:02 pm

    Hi, Da Punchbow Kid,
    I’m relatively new but 70 years old…

  131. Jason December 26, 2009 6:02 pm

    IDK, DPK, I’ll be sure to ask him when I see him. 😀

  132. Da Punchbowl Kid December 26, 2009 6:07 pm

    Nice to have you here Pecan! BTW, Pecan Pie is my absolute favorite! I remember when we were kids on the mainland, gathering wild pecans to to make pies.

    Jay- Humble! Nice…

  133. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 6:07 pm

    I wonder how often teams like USC and BC play on natural turf?

  134. Bulla December 26, 2009 6:07 pm

    aloha Tsaikos,

    happy day after…….hope everyone survived!!

  135. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 6:08 pm

    more specifically.. WET and Muddy, natural turf

  136. bighilofan2 December 26, 2009 6:09 pm

    Merry Christmas DPK, Merry Merry Christmas.

  137. whitey December 26, 2009 6:09 pm

    Jason, you the math genius, so it should be no problem for you to figure it out.

  138. whitey December 26, 2009 6:10 pm

    at least they promoting the usc – hawaii game in 2010.

  139. whitey December 26, 2009 6:11 pm

    ok, brake time. schreeeeeeech!!!! Watch out for the tree!!!!

  140. jm2375 December 26, 2009 6:23 pm


    Made it to the post office in time today. Lined seemed long but it moved quickly. Thought Ala Moana would be cleared out by 4pm, but noooooooo…..

    Wow, Urban Meyer leaving UF. So who’s the likely candidate to replace him?

  141. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc December 26, 2009 6:26 pm

    Under current state law, the Stadium Authority cannot sell naming rights to the Stadium. if you want that to change, then you must organize yoursleves, hire a lobbyist if you cannot get someone to do it as a volunteer, and work the Legislature just like any other special interest group to change the law. And that does NOT mean buying votes – it means educating & informing legislators why what you want is going to benefit the state.

    If you want to privatize Aloha Stadium by selling it, then you will have to deal with four different state agencies – DOE, UH, DAGS & DLNR – plus the US Navy, Air Force and Army. You will also have to deal with the City & County along with several different community associations and at least two, possibly three, major landowners.

    I’m not saying that it couldn’t be done, but there are way too many issues that have a much higher priority than selling Aloha Stadium during a bad economy.

    The current Governor will only be around for 49 more weeks. Will things get better with the next Governor? Who knows?

    Here’s how to find out what their intentions are – start asking these questions at every opportunity – especially when the gubernatorial candidates are speaking. Sponsor an event in which the subjects are UH Athletics and Aloha Stadium and invite the three major candidates.

    As for maintenance and repairs, most of them are what could be expected given the age of the Stadium – replace the roof, replace the seats, upgrade the restrooms, etc., etc. The only structural defects are almost all addressed.

    The real improvements will come with the Transit-Oriented Development since the Stadium is in a critically-important location. I hope that the Stadium Authority has somebody with the kind of vision needed to address these issues.

    IF STATE LAW IS AMENDED TO ALLOW NAMING RIGHTS OF PUBLIC BUILSIND, then here is one very realistic scenario which has been discussed in various places where Big Muckamuckas gather. Assuming the local teabaggers don’t kill the mass transit project altogether, commercial, retail and light industrial TOD will be completed about 2020 and will include at least two parking garages also topped with TOD.

    Planning & design for a new 60,000 seat Stadium will begin in about 15 years with construction due to be completed around 2030. The current Stadium will then be torn down, additional parking garages with either condos or business offices above it will be built on the site. Around 2035, everything should be completed.

    Some people have argued that a new stadium should be built out in West O`ahu close to the new campus. That does not make sense given the distance from H-2 and H-3. No matter how much West O`ahu grows, at least 75% of the island will NOT be livng and working there. As long as Manoa is the flagship school, the Stadium has to be as close as possible to it.

    Is there an appropriate site between the current location and downtown Honolulu. There might be, but I think it’s unrealistic to think that the money would be available anytime soon.

    BTW – I cannot get access to current and 2011 budgetary documents until January 4 to identify what’s going to be going on at Aloha Stadium and on campus with respect to CIP projects. Will report back as soon as I can get to the documents and identify wassup.

    There are many reasons why students don’t go the games, but one of the most important ones is that tickets and the related costs are not affordable. Don’t forget the the students have voted down every attempt to create a new student fee charge. It won’t happen unless the students say “yes.”

  142. I Love Pecan Pie December 26, 2009 6:29 pm

    Playing on real grass is playing real football…
    Nothing like it…smells good, too. And looks kinda
    tough when you get grass stuffed in your face mask…

    btw, dpk, you can get pecan pie at Don Quiotes on Kaheka st but they were sold out for Christmas eve
    and Christmas day…

    I hafta confess, I was a long, long time lurker, but
    when Stephen Tsai began to offer free football
    tickets, well that was it…:>)

  143. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 6:52 pm

    I suppose they could always close down another elementary school somewhere and build a Stadium there…

    What was the final USC /BC score, anyway? I went to eat.

  144. Old School Dave December 26, 2009 6:57 pm

    Ching / First Hawaiian Bank/ Bank of Hawaii Warrior Stadium located in the Lower Campus Quarry or the former Ala Wai Gold Course (whoa, I better duck and cover on that proposed location) :-).

  145. Old School Dave December 26, 2009 6:59 pm

    Ching / First Hawaiian Bank/ Bank of Hawaii Warrior Stadium located in the Lower Campus Quarry or the former Ala Wai Gold Course (whoa, I better duck and cover on that proposed location) 🙂 .

    Oh, and don’t forget the luxury Sky Boxes with food catered by Alan Wong, Roy’s, & Russel Siu.

  146. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 7:09 pm

    Old School Dave…

    Not fair.. that’s like bribery.. anything besides the Stadium food is bribery…

  147. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 7:10 pm

    Whoa.. USC threw for 350 yards? But they only got 24 points?

  148. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 7:12 pm

    Ah.. forgot .. their star RB wasn’t able to play..

  149. bighilofan2 December 26, 2009 7:14 pm

    I was google map aloha stadium

    i wen google map lower campus.

    Walmart can build a stadium there. piecemeal.
    with a big store. big parking. plenty room for UH offices. box seats.
    connectors to the highway. i dont understand why it hasn’t been built yet.

  150. Jason December 26, 2009 7:14 pm

    Look, Mommy and Daddy! At the top of the blog! It’s Santa Claus! 😀

  151. bighilofan2 December 26, 2009 7:16 pm

    you want 15000 UH students in the stadium? put da stadium in their lap. everybody’ll have to suffer one year. piecemeal is the key.

  152. Garret December 26, 2009 8:36 pm

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

    Man returned a library book that was *99* years overdue!

  153. Garret December 26, 2009 8:37 pm

    British supermarket worker was surprised when his paycheck was $1.3 million more than it was supposed to be. He immediately reported that to his employer and received a case of beer and a bottle of champagne as a reward.

  154. Garret December 26, 2009 8:37 pm

    I think that it is pretty cool to see how this lion, tiger, and bear have formed a close friendship and live together in harmony.

  155. Garret December 26, 2009 8:37 pm

    Hugh Grant had received praise for his judgment of art when he bought an Andy Warhol painting of Elizabeth Taylor for $3.3 million and sold it six years later for $21.5 million…until he mentioned in a recent interview that he was *drunk* when he ordered his assistant to bid on the painting and was horrified to find out that he won the auction!

  156. Garret December 26, 2009 8:38 pm

    39-year-old Kung Fu Master Fu Bingli has spent his life strengthening his right index finger, saying that his finger has as much strength in it as most people’s entire body. He set the Guinness Record by doing 12 consecutive pushups with just that finger! He can also do a one-fingered handstand!

  157. Garret December 26, 2009 8:38 pm

    Free play links pau.

  158. Garret December 26, 2009 8:39 pm

    I think that it is AWESOME that Disney is giving a free ticket to Disneyland or Disney World for people who volunteer for a day at one of the selected charitable organizations next year. This is great because people will be motivated to volunteer, charities will get help they need, and maybe the volunteers will have a great time and will continue to volunteer for the charity.

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  160. whitey December 26, 2009 9:00 pm

    that beady eye Santa looks familiar

  161. A-House December 26, 2009 9:05 pm

    We know the WAC front office changed the distribution amount for schools participating in bowl games; especially, the BCS bowls.

    Why does the WAC need the extra $$? Did the WAC distribute a list of what the extra $$ will be used for? Was it the WAC reps, who sit on the “board”, decide the new arrangement?

    Does the WAC conference intend to fly Benson and others “first class” to every destination? ditto for all the LOUSY game officials!

  162. whitey December 26, 2009 9:09 pm

    Jason, was thinking about how Boyd Gaming had to transport 2,000+ UH fans in Vegas and they still needed 40+ buses. So it looks like we would need 50 buses to make 4 rd trips to bring 10000 students to Aloha. This is a major task and needs to be worked on. 100 buses can bring only 5000+ at one and can you imagine what the freeway would look like. It would be a most impressive sight.

  163. Garret December 26, 2009 9:17 pm


    The WAC isn’t keeping the BCS money. They capped the payout to the school going to the game at $3 million, which means that the other WAC schools will get a bigger piece of the BCS money than they would have in the old system. This year that change benefits UH and hurts BSU…how many times has the WAC changed a rule that benefits UH and hurts BSU?

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  165. Ralph December 26, 2009 10:27 pm

    computer question: my computer slows down, won’t boot at times:
    message: insufficient system resources. How can I enlarge or regain my system resources? I use my computer for online news, facebook, blog, about 6 gb of music loaded, nothing else. My hard drives, internal and external, with 68 gb of memory left.

  166. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 10:30 pm


    Right click on your My Computer icon.. select “properties” …what does it say
    for Processor and amount of Ram?

  167. Ralph December 26, 2009 10:37 pm

    i did, where is the “properties” heading. It shows all my drives as icons

  168. Ralph December 26, 2009 10:38 pm

    found it under files

  169. Ralph December 26, 2009 10:42 pm

    MIH disc used 31.7 gb, free 20.5, no ram notation. I cleaned my disc, defrag, ran spyware, anti virus, ran error checking- message remain the same over a week, “insufficient system resources”.

  170. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 10:43 pm

    Ralph.. just right click on the “My Computer” Icon on your desktop.. on the popup menu.. select properties… on the popup panel, it should show you your Processor speed and Ram.

  171. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 10:44 pm

    I’m trying to determine if you have a hardware problem or a software issue.

  172. Ralph December 26, 2009 10:47 pm

    MIH cpu 1.80 GHz, 1.79 GHz 256 mb of RAM, XP with service pack 3

  173. al December 26, 2009 10:48 pm

    just buy a new one already.

  174. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 10:50 pm

    256 MB of ram sounds wrong… looks like your RAM has come loose.
    Unplug your unit. You will need to open up the case…touch the power supply to remove any static in your hands… remove the RAM and reseat them carefully.

  175. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 10:51 pm

    Ralph… Where do you live?

  176. Ralph December 26, 2009 10:51 pm

    RAM is correct, older model computer.

  177. Ralph December 26, 2009 10:52 pm


  178. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 10:52 pm

    Wait.. sorry but are you on a laptop?

  179. Ralph December 26, 2009 10:52 pm


  180. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 10:53 pm

    Okay.. then it probably is your RAM..

    How old is your computer?

  181. Ralph December 26, 2009 10:58 pm

    might have to support the economy and buy an up grade. what processor is needed to browse webs with video. I was told by best buy that lots of sights have ads and video on their sight and that’s what slows the up load even if I don’t view the video. most of the sights I have have people posting pictures, videos, tinyurls, etc-facebook, warriorbeat, twitter and athletic sites.
    I’ve heard of duo quad speed, lots of hd memory and 1 gb or more of RAM

  182. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 11:00 pm

    Ralph.. you have enough oomph..for what you do… just need to fix the RAM. If the reseating doesn’t work.. I’m sure I have RAM for your unit that you can have.
    Just gotta figure a way to get them to you.

  183. Ralph December 26, 2009 11:01 pm

    Best buy told me that since my computer is old, the price of the RAM for 1 gb would be about $240. He looked it up on their price list. for that price i better buy a new computer. adding more ram won’t help too much unless the processor speed is increased.

  184. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 11:01 pm

    I have dual core .. triple core and quad core computers… my dual core runs as fast as the Quad for 99.9% of my work. And I do a lot of graphics. I also watch a lot of video.

  185. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 11:02 pm

    $240? What kind of computer do you have? What brand?

  186. Ralph December 26, 2009 11:03 pm

    I can bring the computer to you at windward mall, haven’t been to a foreign zone in a long time. lol.

  187. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 11:05 pm

    I dunno.. we might be going to the North Shore tomorrow.. lol

    email me your phone number.. I’ll call you in the morn..


    I might have to dig deep in my closet to find 72 pin simms though.

  188. Ralph December 26, 2009 11:06 pm

    HP pavilion 513n celeron processor. I got it from CompUSA.

  189. Ralph December 26, 2009 11:08 pm

    ok sending phone via e mail. after the new years is fine. fb is over, not much on the blog. lots of bowl games to watch.

  190. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 11:12 pm

    Okay… will research your unit and email you with any other info I might need. But I really think it’s just your RAM that has come unseated. Especially if it was working fine not too long ago.

  191. madeinhawaii December 26, 2009 11:27 pm

    alrighty.. gotta go nighty night… Night everyone…

  192. LizKauai [iMac] Happy Holidays! December 26, 2009 11:53 pm


    “I no more kids, so I don’t care about education anymore.” – sorry I was truly LOL at that…

    DPK, get well soon. Prayers heading to Ke Akua for help.

    Ralph- go to Costco and send $500 on a new netbook if you have wifi. Seriously. You will love it. I say netbook because they still run Win XPpro and not the new Windows ^&%@.
    That’s why I am Mac at home and work now.

    Nitey nite and Sweet Redskins over Cowboys Dreams!

  193. LizKauai [iMac] Happy Holidays! December 26, 2009 11:54 pm

    2 close to 200

  194. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year! December 26, 2009 11:54 pm


  195. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year! December 26, 2009 11:55 pm

    btw- you have a very lovely daughter.

  196. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year! December 26, 2009 11:55 pm

    Anyone? Anyone?

  197. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year! December 26, 2009 11:55 pm

    two hunnert

  198. Slugger December 27, 2009 12:04 am


    Hope you get better soon!

    Just got home from a family get together at my bro’s. Lots of fuud, family, gift exchange fun & a jankenpo game. Talked football & got an earful from my cousin’s husband about what happened in Tampa at the VB tourney. Ho-boy…

    Hey, I can pick up watching the BC-USC game from where I left off this afternoon…ah, life…

    Night y’all….

  199. Bulla December 27, 2009 12:18 am

    take care bro, IV’s are serious stuff…..if it’s bronchial, lots of fluids, sleep in the chair upright so you don’t cough all night……hope you’re feeling better 🙂

  200. Bulla December 27, 2009 12:18 am


    you have mail, bringing you up to speed

  201. Slugger December 27, 2009 12:20 am


    I was nice to meet your daughter…as the song goes…Mr. Ralph, you’ve got a lovely daughter…

    Stanley Havili, USC, is like the ever-ready bunny…but more like a charging rhino.

  202. Slugger December 27, 2009 12:22 am

    That Santa has kalohe eyes…

  203. Bulla December 27, 2009 12:32 am


    up late, or just king of the blog now, haha

  204. Bulla December 27, 2009 12:44 am

    so this is what happens when you drink a mountain dew at 1030 pm, ouch. but all is good, it gave me a chance to do some ironing and cleaning up…..just thinking back of the past year…..so grateful for the memories with this motley crew called the Tsaikos…..funny, our collection of misfits, professionals, celebrities, county/state workers, entrepeneurs, retirees, students, teachers, even attorneys……the common thread, the thread that weaves this fabric together…….the common thread is our love for UH Football, Rainbows or Warriors, it’s still Rainbow Warriors. we love our team, in all times, good and bad, happy and sad, winning or losing…we still love our team.

    when the dust settles, and all the kidding is aside……they’re just a bunch of young men playing the game they love……it is the media and fans (like us) who blow things out of proportion…..they’re just living their dream…..that’s all.

    sometimes in the heat of a discussion, we’ll forget how young most of these guys are….and i know when i was their age, i didn’t have everything together, no where near the maturity level of most of the players…BUT, they’re still barely out of high school……we gotta remember that.

    anyway, just thinking out loud……………and grateful for the memories made and shared, and grateful for the many memories to come…..


  205. al December 27, 2009 12:44 am

    i’m here too.

    regarding an earlier quote about the tardiness in the hiring of the grad asst…it paints a picture of more things to come down the pike perhaps?

    just thinking aloud…maybe more coaching changes are in store, therefore, the hire may be predicated by whom is leaving and therefore, at this juncture a quick hire may not be in the best interest of what their needs just might be in the future.

  206. bighilofan2 December 27, 2009 12:49 am

    bulla howzit bro.

    who would you send to the homes of recruit prospects? what would you say to Hasiak’s parents now, if you know enough to say at all?

    just wondering. no rush, think about it. answer me on the email.

  207. al December 27, 2009 12:51 am

    gee bulla.
    i wonder who thinks aloud louder you or me?
    i could hear your gears turning from as far away as upper kapolei.

  208. bighilofan2 December 27, 2009 12:53 am

    just read your last post, bulla.

    all i gotta say is….. MAN UP.


  209. al December 27, 2009 12:53 am

    hasiak…is he still off limits or did ucla give its release already. if it is the former then no one can go to his house yet. besides we still in the dead period.

  210. d1島 December 27, 2009 12:56 am


    Glad to hear you are on the mend. Take care.

  211. al December 27, 2009 12:57 am


    if you are 256 ram, which i think is the correct memory you have on your model. then, by industry standards you are at least 16x slower than the average 4gb ddr ram. in fact, some are now flying at 8gb.

  212. d1島 December 27, 2009 12:58 am

    It’s Three French Hen Day and look all da elves who no mo’ nuttin’ fo’ do but hang out on the blog! 😆

  213. d1島 December 27, 2009 12:58 am


    Interesting point about the GA hire.

  214. al December 27, 2009 12:59 am

    dpk…ever the show man still did his now annual santa claus thing for some senior folks. this time he brought along mrs. santa as well.

    he is a natural born santa claus.

  215. al December 27, 2009 1:01 am

    i heard stutz1 was at the coaches convention or is going to the coaches convention. that’s one way to get his name out there. i hope him the best.

    also, heard the rumblings at kalaepohaku about to be a public issue soon. interesting the names flying around.

  216. bighilofan2 December 27, 2009 1:02 am

    i’m hanging out because I love my country and I’m looking for signs of
    al quaida. i’m worried fo ralph’s computah.

  217. d1島 December 27, 2009 1:03 am

    I think the plan is to head up there soon, unless…..

  218. Bulla December 27, 2009 1:03 am


    dead period, however by NCAA rules phone communication can take place. however, in Hasiak’s case, i think he will still need an authorization ‘letter of communication’ from the AD, signed on their letterhead allowing contact to be made.

    NCAA is very, very strict…especially in cases involving student athletes. getting that letter is a challenge, because it is the signal that a process is in place, and gives leeway for a transfer

  219. Bulla December 27, 2009 1:04 am


    kalaepohaku is rolling stones down the hill……..interesting when it all comes out….

  220. Bulla December 27, 2009 1:05 am

    this mountain dew is killing me…..wired, ironed 4 shirts, did some laundry, i got the dog all confused, haha

  221. Bulla December 27, 2009 1:09 am


    regarding communication etc., there probably needs to be a ‘chain of communication’, sort of like an organizational chart on a wall……everyone has an assignment and is accountable to the person above them. it’s not about who’s the boss and all that inner office bickering, but moreso, this eliminates confusion, missed contacts, missed appointments.

    you run it like a marketing company with lead sheets and someone controls the ‘master files’ that records everything…i am talking out loud, they probably have this in place already.

    they could use a program such as ‘ACT’ that they could input everything, keep track of contacts, and automatically schedule follow up calls/emails through the system…..just a thought

    it’s a process, it’s not rocket science, just the hoops that they have to go through, and they should not make it more difficult that it has to be.

    just my 2 sense

  222. d1島 December 27, 2009 1:13 am

    Like it was stated in an earlier comment, probably things moving a little slow at a lot of schools this week and next.

  223. bighilofan2 December 27, 2009 1:15 am

    thanks for the wise words

    i was responding to your earlier post, then just deleted the stuffs. no like make waves. gotta give the young guy some slack, so he knows we mean him well no matter his choices.

    Good luck to you, Hasiak.

  224. bighilofan2 December 27, 2009 1:16 am

    bulla, i’m gonna say good nite and sweet warrior dreams. take care bro.

  225. Slugger December 27, 2009 1:20 am

    Hiya, guys!

    Up late, but fading fast.

    You’re right, Bulla. The young men playing at UH are just that, young men, recently out of high school. We just have to support them and hope that the coaching staff does the right thing for them.

    K, gotta go fall over into something soft. Laters.

  226. d1島 December 27, 2009 1:20 am

    I’m gonna call it a night, too.


  227. al December 27, 2009 1:21 am

    bulla…you think i could bring some shirts over for you to iron?

  228. al December 27, 2009 1:22 am

    it would be odd to call it day…its sorta dark outside right now.

  229. al December 27, 2009 1:23 am

    well. all righty then.
    good night you all.

  230. Bulla December 27, 2009 1:25 am


    in the time i iron one of mine, i could do about 3 or 4 of yours, haha

    g’night d1, hope to see you before next year


    i am signing off also…..got 1st service in the morning, and getting commissioned tomorrow night 🙂 Praise Him in all we do

    Everyone needs 4 somethings in their lives…

    Something to do
    Something to love
    Something to hope for
    Something to believe in

    that was from Coach Lou Holtz……

    gnight my friends.

  231. Ralph December 27, 2009 1:31 am

    just back from listening to Sissel Kyrkjebo on youtube.

    Al I thought the processor was the speed demon, the ram is the ignition to start. Maybe the ram capacity is needed to load up all the junk software, plug ins, and add on that I don’t want but its there built in the computer software base.

  232. al December 27, 2009 1:35 am

    ralph….go check best buy’s ad for sunday.

    you could get something with 300 plus gb/8gb ram with a hiflying processor for about 600 bucks.

    anyway, i think yours is like 7 years old already.

  233. al December 27, 2009 1:36 am

    okay, time to hit it.

  234. Ralph December 27, 2009 1:45 am

    i’m surprised that the Kapolei LBs didn’t earn top three teams for All State. More surprisingly, I don’t see the names of UH recruits on the offense or defense side of the ball on all three teams. I read somewhere that they were hoping UH recruit Shaydon Akuna and Dustin Elisara out of Kapolei.

  235. Ralph December 27, 2009 4:09 am

    The HA also posted their All State team for ’09. Few of the names with UH commits that I saw were Anguay, Tuaau, and Fonokafi (sp). Quines is another. There must be others I’m to lazy to look up-sportsbow keeps a good account of UH recruits, maybe Stephen can post a list of UH commits again.

  236. Ralph December 27, 2009 4:12 am

    mountain dew kept Bulla up to 1 am, i drank 4 cokes and I am still wide awake. lol. but its Sunday morning, i’m sleeping later on while Bulla is preaching.

  237. Kekoa (iPhone) December 27, 2009 5:23 am

    Bulla ~ No tickee, no laundry? Auwe!

  238. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year! December 27, 2009 5:27 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Be healthy and happy, everyone.

    Another all-day intensive seminar and then DRUMMING Circle tonight. Woo hoo- my shoulders are healed enough to participate!
    Come join us, Kauai folks!


  239. Garret December 27, 2009 5:37 am


    letsgobows posted a nice list on SportsHawaii:

    last year greyshirts:

    1. jon lister
    2. marcus malepeai
    3. jordan loeffler
    4. joey iosefa
    5. veni manu (hes at UH WO and not sure if hes going to enroll at UH in january).


    6. london sapolu – mid year
    7. siaki cravens
    8. kevin spain
    9. david lefotu
    10. frank loyd
    11. viliami fonokalafi
    12. charlie tuaau
    13. calen friel
    14. samson anguay
    15. corey lau
    16. sean shigematsu
    17. david katina
    18. tj taimatuia
    19. dominick sierra
    20. bubba luna
    21. ipulasi eselu
    22. zach quines
    23. john cooper pelluer
    24. dee maggitt
    25. marcus umu – conditional offer


    26. luke ingram
    27. bryant moniz

    Waryor added this list of transfers:

    1. kaniela tuipolotu
    2. gary nagy
    3. isaiah lavea
    4. kapono rawlins-crivello
    6. ana tuiasosopo
    7. joshua manupuna

  240. LizKauai [iMac] Happy New Year! December 27, 2009 6:26 am

    Talk about personal humility and challenges in football.


    ” Brennan is determined, however, to salvage something from his season on the sideline: confidence in facing adversity.

    He recalls the interception he threw against the New England Patriots in the preseason that was returned 99 yards for a touchdown. He responded by throwing a touchdown pass later in that game and by completing 10 of 14 passes against Jacksonville in the following game.

    Brennan pulled his stats from the Jacksonville game off the top of his head.

    “That’s what you have to show as a quarterback, that you can bounce back from something negative,” he said. “I really thought in the worst time, I really rose up and did some good things to solidify myself and make them say, ‘Hey, let’s not give up on this dude yet.'”

    Brennan is eager to build on that, and he’ll take a significant step in that direction this week.

    He expects Dr. Philippon to clear him to resume football activities. With the help of his agent, he plans to hire a personal trainer to get him back into top shape in time for the start of offseason workouts in March.

    There likely will be a new coach by then. The roster could be drastically overhauled.

    For now, Brennan will wait with the rest of his teammates to see how Allen steers the club.

    “If we do go a different direction and changes are made, all I can hope is that whoever people are brought in like me,” Brennan said. “Hopefully they respect what I’ve done and hopefully see potential in me.”

  241. Bulla December 27, 2009 6:37 am

    good morning Tsaikos, (from your mountain dew drinking friend)

    i should know better, haha. hope everyone has a restful day, before you know it, 2009 is gone and 2010 will be here.

    where did it all go? may 2010 be filled with happiness and joy for all, and may all your goals be met…… and remember:

    Everyone needs 4 somethings in their lives…

    Something to do (cheer for the Warriors)
    Something to love (UH Football)
    Something to hope for (Bowl game)
    Something to believe in (Warriors)

    what an easy list………………GO WARRIORS

  242. whitey December 27, 2009 7:24 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  243. whitey December 27, 2009 7:55 am

    most tsaikos must be having post Christmas shopping hangover.

  244. whitey December 27, 2009 7:56 am

    Congratulations to all that made the All State team and to those who played the game.

  245. whitey December 27, 2009 7:58 am

    After looking at Garret’s post, Warrior fb is beginning to look like a log jam. That is a lot of talent and am sure there are still more to add.

  246. whitey December 27, 2009 7:59 am

    d1, wake up, but you no need go to work this am.

  247. whitey December 27, 2009 7:59 am

    sheeesh, that was a climb to #250

  248. protector December 27, 2009 8:00 am

    I still feel that if Mike Shanahan is brought in to coach the Redskins, he at least is smart enough to take a good long look at Colt & realize what he has right in the cupboard. Not sure exactly what he will do with Campbell (if it’s his call rather than Allen’s) & Collins? One expert recommended slapping the franchise label on Campbell-sounds stupid to me, though. Same guy said they’d get rid of Colt because Zorn is leaving-also fuzzy logic to me.

  249. bighilofan2 December 27, 2009 8:16 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

  250. βρεω808 December 27, 2009 8:31 am

    ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ Good..Morning..Tsaikos..and..Warrior..Nation!!! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

  251. βρεω808 December 27, 2009 8:44 am

    This blog is composed of a variety of people and personalities. Some are argumentative. Some…. always got to be right – “You’re wrong – I’m right!”. It’s always right, right, right, RIGHT!!!.

    And then there are a few, that are content with being different => LEFT!!! And these special peeps are the happiest souls on The Warrior Beat! 😆

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  252. Slugger December 27, 2009 9:01 am

    Good mornin’, good mornin’!
    It’s great to stay up late,
    Good mornin’, good mornin’ to you.

    Kope & football…good way to slowly start Sunday morning.

  253. Slugger December 27, 2009 9:13 am


  254. madeinhawaii December 27, 2009 9:50 am

    I hope our Warriors watched the USC vs BC game and came away thinking that they could beat USC next season if they worked hard this off season. USC looked vulnerable and beatable. Our team has to come together early and be ready before the season starts.

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