“Raising the bar”

There was yelling, no-pause action, and three players were ousted for “lollygagging.”

In other words, it was a productive Tuesday practice.

“We made it hard,” head coach Norm Chow said of the Warriors’ first practice in four days. “We wanted it hard. They hung in there. They sucked it up. It’s going to be hard. We’re raising the bar.”

Chow had set two goals for yesterday’s practice: 1) Maintain the intensity and focus, and 2) Work on tackling.

Chow noted there were several missed tackles in last Friday’s scrimmage. “It’s not their fault,” Chow said. “We didn’t practice tackling (enough). That’s what we tried to do (yesterday).”

The Warriors will have scrimmage-like sessions in their next two practices — tomorrow on the grass field and Saturday at Maui’s War Memorial Stadium.


• Quarterback Jeremy Higgins apparently has ascended to No. 2. There were screams of approval, from his grandmother and auntie, after each of his pass completions yesterday.

• There is the belief the pro-set offense is a set offense. Not so. The Warriors have multiple formations, from double tight ends to an empty set. An impressive sight is running back Joey Iosefa taking off on a downfield route. Good luck to the defender who has to cover Iosefa in the open field.

• Iosefa also serves as the personal protector on punts. Iosefa, a former high school quarterback, is the Warriors’ Tim Tebow.

• T.J. Taimatuia has moved from weakside linebacker to middle linebacker. He was on the first-team defense yesterday.

• Yesterday’s opening defense: DE Beau Yap, DT Haku Correa, DT Geordon Hanohano, DE Paipai Falemalu, SLB Art Laurel, MLB T. J. Taimatuia, WLB George Daly-Lyles, CB John Hardy-Tuliau, FS Bubba Poueu-Luna, SS Leroy Lutu, CB Dee Maggitt.

• DT/NT Mose Samia, who is having a good spring, is considered part of the starting rotation.

• Calen Friel resumed practicing yesterday, and he did well in defensive drills. When he’s up to speed, he’ll be in the rotation at one of the interior-line positions. There are murmurs that Friel would be a nice fit on the depleted offensive line.

* * * * *

The Star-Advertiser’s Curtis Murayama has been analyzing the NFL draft since the time rap referred to Rap Replinger. You can follow his picks here: Murayama’s draft

* * * * *

Chow and his assistant coaches will be answering viewers’ questions during tonight’s made-for-TV event, “Let’s Do This Together.”

It airs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on KFVE the Home Team and Oceanic Sports 12.

* * * * *

Happy birthday to Glendalyn Junio.

Also happy birthday to the creator of a great comment (“It’s better than statehood”) and great senior-night dunk — David Hallums, Pearl City High’s head football coach. To recap: Hallums grabbed the side of the backboard with his left hand, pulled himself up, kissed the backboard and dunked. And that’s how you raise the bar.


  1. Bugaz April 18, 2012 6:53 am

    Morning all!!!

  2. cheepono April 18, 2012 6:54 am

    thanks for all the info from practice! looks like the players have really bought in.

    go warriors!

  3. ai-eee-soos April 18, 2012 6:54 am


  4. ai-eee-soos April 18, 2012 6:55 am

    cheepono – did you ever find out what UNR is paying Rolo ?

  5. Bugaz April 18, 2012 6:56 am

    Raising the bar gets easier in doing the limbo, but not football! Take care of business both on and off the field.

  6. ai-eee-soos April 18, 2012 6:59 am

    Go for it –

    ” … There are murmurs that Friel would be a nice fit on the depleted offensive line.”

  7. RedZone April 18, 2012 6:59 am

    They have to stop stealing from the defense.

  8. Haleakala April 18, 2012 7:02 am

    “ousted for lollygagging”. How long are they ousted for? Should they have not learned by now that they cannot lollygag in front of Coach?

  9. A-TEAM April 18, 2012 7:03 am

    How is the OL holding up.

  10. koakane April 18, 2012 7:05 am


  11. Da Punchbowl Kid April 18, 2012 7:06 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Top Wudeva!

    Great reports from practice, Stephen. Good to see healthy competition at the QB spot.

    Like the look of the defense, really anxious to see how Beau Yap does.

  12. koakane April 18, 2012 7:07 am

    morning and have a good day

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid April 18, 2012 7:07 am

    Wow kk, ur a ten!

  14. cheepono April 18, 2012 7:11 am

    i have no idea what rolo is makin at reno

  15. tommui April 18, 2012 7:14 am


    Glad to see Calen is doing well.

  16. PolyMom April 18, 2012 7:20 am

    Hi Tom Mui. Made my husbands day! He left to go to the set with a copy for the bulletin board and a big smile on his face. Keep us posted!!!

  17. Stretch April 18, 2012 7:23 am

    Good morning everyone…. I’m glad it’s the spring and our first game isn’t for another 4.5 months

  18. Hilo-Warrior April 18, 2012 7:24 am

    Super Excited for tonight. Not much in the sense of visually seeing what is going on over there in Manoa. These three hours are gonna be awesome.

    And out of curiosity what is up with Allen Sampson? Is he still injured?

  19. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:25 am

    The offense still hasn’t returned Tavita Woodard, who was practicing as the No. 1 tight end yesterday.

    I think Clark Evans has some sort of ailment. He reported to Heffernan’s rehab facility yesterday, where the treatment is worse than the injury.

  20. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:26 am

    Sampson is still recovering, but he’s allowed to practice. He just can’t participate in heavy-contact drills.

  21. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:27 am

    By the way, I had to look up the definition of lollygagging. I’m old, but not that old.

  22. koakane April 18, 2012 7:28 am

    dpk more like a half then 10 bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  23. koakane April 18, 2012 7:30 am

    I stay old cause I recommemba dat word, nuns used to use it on us all the time

  24. rage777 April 18, 2012 7:31 am

    How’s the special teams? Is JHT allowed to go after punts and kicks?

  25. homey ℞ April 18, 2012 7:33 am

    Lollygagging? Is that when Lolly has a throwup reflex?

    Thanks for the practice info ST.

    Goodmorning world!

  26. Slugger April 18, 2012 7:34 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Mahalo for practice updates, ST. Friel would be nice to have on da o-line. Big body.

    Saw Sampson at brunch Sunday and he said his knee is good. Heal…

  27. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:34 am

    They’ve worked on kick-blocking. I don’t recall if they’re working on punt-blocking.

  28. Na Koa Mike April 18, 2012 7:35 am

    Tonight is the night you’ve been waiting for.

    “An Evening with Coach Chow: Let’s Do This Together,” will be broadcasted live on Wednesday, April 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. The broadcast will be aired across the state on both KFVE the Home Team and OC Sports Channel 12.

    The broadcast will also be streamed live at http://www.nakoa.org.


  29. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:36 am

    I supposed in the old days, like when Koakane was a lad, whippers used to snap.

    But is there an age limit?

    How come you only hear about young whippersnappers?

  30. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:38 am

    Conversely, how come a fogey is usually old?

  31. homey ℞ April 18, 2012 7:39 am

    Just in case I missed or will miss anyone this year…Happy belated birthday and Happy birthday in advance.

  32. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:39 am

    Then there are old farts, although I’ve been around many premature farts.

  33. homey ℞ April 18, 2012 7:40 am

    Is Ralph a fuddy duddy?

  34. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:40 am

    Isn’t it bachi to offer pre-birthday wishes?

  35. homey ℞ April 18, 2012 7:41 am

    Beware the silent ones.

  36. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:42 am

    Good call, homey. That is an apt description of Mr. Happy.

  37. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:43 am

    Suzie must have let loose a lot of silent ones to earn her own category.

  38. homey ℞ April 18, 2012 7:43 am

    Time to gallivant.

  39. homey ℞ April 18, 2012 7:45 am

    Damn ST…we could go on and on all day! Have a good day everyone.

  40. rage777 April 18, 2012 7:46 am

    Or walk to school up the hill, both ways, in the Hawaii snow.

  41. koakane April 18, 2012 7:46 am

    speaking of farts saw this on face book and have to share

    “I didn’t fart, my ass loves you so much it blew you a kiss”

  42. koakane April 18, 2012 7:48 am

    gotta hiho as it goes back to catch up lattas

    play nice, have a good day

  43. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:52 am

    Thanks for the words of wisdom, Koakane.

  44. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 7:53 am

    Good one, Rage.

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid April 18, 2012 7:53 am

    homey –

    Don’t lollygag whilst you gallivant lest you be called a fuddy duddy.

  46. Da Punchbowl Kid April 18, 2012 7:59 am

    PolyMom –

    Calen’s looking like one of those “find-a-way-to-get-him-on-the-field” guys. Happy to see him doing well.

  47. tommui April 18, 2012 8:04 am



  48. ai-eee-soos April 18, 2012 8:14 am

    Steph is down to 25.5 % – c’mon, keep voting.

  49. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 8:26 am

    There was a large human being, maybe 6-7, who attended practice yesterday. He will play for San Mateo this year. Alabama is already after him.

  50. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 8:27 am

    LHB (Large Human Being) was standing next to Laupepa Letuli. Pepa looked small. Pepa’s never looked small before.

  51. cheepono April 18, 2012 8:55 am

    the LHB sounds like the kid that committed to LSU recently

  52. cheepono April 18, 2012 8:56 am

    got a name mr. tsai?

  53. PolyMom April 18, 2012 8:56 am

    Da Punchbowl Kid —

    Thanks. Yah Calen just wants to hit something. During Spring break he told me that several times. He is ready to HIT and bring it on!

  54. al April 18, 2012 9:09 am

    st, a couple weeks ago when you first brought up the notion of a dlinemen crossing the line…it was calen friel who first came to mind.

  55. al April 18, 2012 9:10 am

    congrats to jeremy higgins and chris gant for pursuing the dream.

  56. Go Hawaii April 18, 2012 9:10 am

    Great new about Higgins. No relation to this kid, but I remember watching him at St Louis. Great passing motion, natural and flowing. Good sense of timing too with his receivers. That his receivers regularly dropped passes thrown on the money is not his fault. Would like to see him as the starter.

  57. al April 18, 2012 9:11 am

    liver, lollygagging, darn i guess i am old.

    (but, still younger than gramps)

  58. al April 18, 2012 9:14 am

    oh, i can just envision big jim higgins’ proud papa’s grin right about now.

    but, we all used to tease him that his kids athleticism really came from his wife anne who was a standout athlete at sacred hearts.

  59. al April 18, 2012 9:16 am

    st, the higgins’ family story would make for a great read one day.

  60. al April 18, 2012 9:16 am

    spring training has turned out to be such an exciting time…you kind of wish it wouldn’t end.

  61. SteveM April 18, 2012 9:18 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Thanks for the practice reports, ST!

  62. jm2375 (Infuse) April 18, 2012 9:42 am

    Good morning!

    As usual, great reports from practice.

    Screecher wants to eat Cuban fuud for lunch. Hope I can find parking …

  63. homey ℞ April 18, 2012 9:46 am

    Sears has free wifi. That made me hungry. Laters

  64. duffer April 18, 2012 9:50 am

    Talk about old, Dick Clark has died at age 82.

  65. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 9:55 am


    Nope. LHB is different from the guy who’s going to LSU.

    He’s just out here on his own. I swear the UH coaches were going to do the old Steve McGarrett deal: Close off the airport now!

  66. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 9:56 am


    Where do they sell Cuban food?

  67. Bryson April 18, 2012 10:02 am

    Is this LHB from Down Under Like A Current Bama player….who slipped through UH’s grasp?

  68. A-House April 18, 2012 10:12 am


    Did UH or player mess up? Did he comply with all the academic requirements to enter UH or did coaching staff screw up?

    whatever, player apparently has no love for Hawaii anymore.

    what was was, what is is, what will be will be!

  69. DaveLetterMan April 18, 2012 10:15 am

    Can’t think of a place in the Liliha area that would have enough Tsaiko parking. I remember when my mom made liver for dinner. I used to wait for her to yell “dinner” and I would run and get my rice with lots of crispy bacon. Then I could herey dad say “what happened to all the bacon!”

    I miss my mom’s cooking – stuffed bitter melon, beef tongue, gandule bean rice and only she made tripe curry stew.

  70. madeinhawaii April 18, 2012 10:28 am

    Wow Curtis Maruyama is that old.. Lemme see.. Rap started getting popular in the mid-70’s…

  71. madeinhawaii April 18, 2012 10:30 am


    Unless you guys like hospital food. Got Times Supermarket at the corner of Vineyard, too. There’s a Chinese restaurant there. Otherwise you’d have to walk up the hill from there.

  72. jm2375 (Infuse) April 18, 2012 10:40 am

    ST – Soul de Cuba Cafe across the street from Hawaii Theater.

  73. RedZone April 18, 2012 10:42 am

    Is it Sidney?

  74. Kekoa April 18, 2012 10:48 am

    Tell me it’s not true…America’s teenager is gone? RIP Dick Clark. You’ll have a much bigger and better bandstand to preside over now.

  75. HiFlyer April 18, 2012 11:03 am

    RIP Dick Clark

  76. Kevin April 18, 2012 11:17 am

    Another EPIC journey for the nationally-ranked #14/18 Rainbow Wahine Softball team…

    4am wake up call…

    Departure from HNL around 6am or so…

    Their travel day will end at 7pm…

    Does it take that long to get to Reno?

    The Big West can’t come soon enough….

  77. Bryson April 18, 2012 11:21 am

    #69:The Question is Did UH keep in contact with that player while he was at JC?

  78. RedZone April 18, 2012 11:29 am

    wow Arkansas got a $1.25 Mil donation for firing Petrino.


  79. PowderPuff April 18, 2012 11:33 am

    Haha, LHB…how does he compare to LAM? 🙂 But LAM said LHB is humungous!

    Hey, thanks for mentioning Nā Koa’s event tonight, ST. I’ll be there helping with the Green Room…hope Nā Koa sees a lot of green tonight too.

  80. al April 18, 2012 11:49 am

    i thought that LHB was little sydney who used to live out in kahuku when he was, er, little.

  81. al April 18, 2012 11:49 am

    ahouse…there you go again jumping to conclusions. calm down buddy. relax.

  82. A-joe April 18, 2012 11:51 am

    Holy smokes! Chow not only observed mistakes being made in practice, but actually implemented corrective measurements!

    Practice tackling? Wow! Haven’t heard or seen that enforced since Glanville introduced his “Big Bag Theory.”

  83. al April 18, 2012 11:52 am

    what you need to know is that we now have a very great norcal connection with coach lewis powell.

  84. al April 18, 2012 11:53 am


    not manning the phones tonight?

    i got a challenge.

  85. whitey April 18, 2012 12:10 pm

    hooboy, there definitely is a new sheriff at UH and it ain’t Stan. the warriors are becoming like “transformers”.

  86. PowderPuff April 18, 2012 12:22 pm

    Hi, al! No, not manning phones tonight – they’re reserved for a special group of gentlemen. 🙂 I am the Green Room Lady…or whatever else they need me to do. HAHA! YES, I got your e-mail…will do.

    All the best to our Hawaii ladies out there at Ko Olina…anyone watching? Hope Michelle and Stephanie can turn it around in the last couple of holes. I can barely stand walking in this wind, let alone golf in it.

  87. d1shima April 18, 2012 12:23 pm

    I feel challenged

  88. Derek April 18, 2012 12:45 pm

    Nice to know that Leroy Lutu is doing well at the safety position. Also, Beau Yap. Good to know they they are moving up the depth chart and they have paid a lot of dues alreeady. Continued success for Jeremy Higgins. I like left handed quarterbacks.

    Looking to hear about some new basketball recruits soon.

  89. d1shima April 18, 2012 12:49 pm

    Saw a few episodes of Gruden QB Camp.

    Looks like there’s more than just Luck involved this year.

  90. Slugger April 18, 2012 12:50 pm


    Am eating at Nice Day on crn of Liliha & vineyard. Lots of parking. If we have a CC within the next 2 wks. I can walk here from current work location. Any later, BG would have to drive us from new work place. It’s owned by Happy Day folks. Private rooms for at least 20 available.

  91. Wes'side Warrior April 18, 2012 12:51 pm

    Howzit, everyone!

    RiP, Dick Clark… How old was he? Eighteen-too?

    So much exciting news coming from Manoa! And tackling drills? That’s what I’m talking about!

  92. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 12:51 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    Powder Puff. represent!!!

    and while you guys are at it, ask da coach:

    What can we do to keep Large Human Being (LHB) a Warrior?

    A mans got to do what a mans got to do!

  93. duffer April 18, 2012 12:52 pm

    Hey PP

    I dunno what’s up with the Maui News and the press release. I’ll give’um a ear full.

  94. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 12:52 pm

    I saw da Gruden QB camp too.

    am getting sooo excited!!!!

  95. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 12:53 pm

    Time fo get ready fo scrap, Warriors!

    Time fo get ready!

    Go Warriors!

  96. PowderPuff April 18, 2012 12:56 pm

    Howzit, BHF2 and duffer! Thanks for your support…you should *call in* that question to Coach Chow about LHB, BHF2. 🙂 Well, I will be making al’s donation in person so, I guess that entitles me to a question as al’s proxy. Haha!

    duffer – no worries. MauiNow.com or something like that had it; aren’t they one in the same?

    For those wondering about the phone numbers for tonight, I don’t have them off hand, but they were shown on KFVE this morning…you can see there are different numbers for each island: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/17526544/na-koa-fundraiser

  97. Slugger April 18, 2012 12:56 pm

    Jmxxxx, we need to try the Portuguese place where Mei Sum used to be.

  98. PowderPuff April 18, 2012 12:59 pm

    BTW duffer…I hope I get to tee it up with you this weekend. I need some tips from Maui’s champion coach!!!! 🙂 Stretch took me to the driving range last night and on one of my backswings, he put his club on my head…guess that worked to keep it down and still.

  99. DaveLetterMan April 18, 2012 1:01 pm

    I buy roast pork from Nice Day when I’m too lazy to go to Chinatown. My wife and I usually go to Hoy Tin or Au’s Garden for Chinese food. I believe Nice Day came about due to a divorce settlement. Happy Day went to wifey and hubby opened Nice Day.

  100. DaveLetterMan April 18, 2012 1:03 pm

    Au’s not the same ever since the Au’s moved to CA and sold it to the cook.

  101. DaveLetterMan April 18, 2012 1:04 pm

    Anyone ever tried Chun Wah Kam’s ginger chicken fried rice? Heard it’s winnaz.

  102. d1shima April 18, 2012 1:05 pm


    Have a Nice Day!

  103. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 1:18 pm

    So Mike or Nate sounded awfully like Dan Patrick. Called Lafaela, who said show debuts NEXT Wednesday.

  104. A-House April 18, 2012 1:34 pm


    who, me — jumping to conclusion? NEVA, NEVA!!! many stories abound with J Williams and his association with UH-Manoa — all unda da brigde now. only best wishes to him at Alabama.

    “calm down”? Patience my ass — I’m going out and kill something! looking at my blad egale statue on my desk with this comment – ha!

    another statute has “Too much sex can ruin your eyesight”. and next to dat is my rubberized green froggie

  105. madeinhawaii April 18, 2012 1:34 pm


    I would have called it “Better Days”…

  106. madeinhawaii April 18, 2012 1:35 pm


    The fact that you can still see all that must mean you’re not getting enough.. no wonder you got all that frustration!…

  107. A-House April 18, 2012 1:37 pm


    #84 – eye tink its ah subleemenal mesage in dat, but 2 tired 2 figah dat 1.

    BTW, MasaBoy remembers Powell who was a DL Freshman on McKinely’s 1996 JV team.

  108. LizKauai April 18, 2012 1:39 pm

    DaveLetterMan – dat home cookin sounds so good! Today for lunch we went for a drive to Hanapepe to redeem some volleyball team fundraiser tickets for Mele’s Kusina (lunchwagon). I had the longanisa plate. So ono!

  109. A-House April 18, 2012 1:39 pm


    my eye doc says I’m close to being legally blind! wonda if da Army will grant me visual disablity compensation from all the night firing from my M-60 tank?

  110. A-House April 18, 2012 1:41 pm

    frustration? only frustration I get is not winning mega bucks!!!!!!!!!

  111. koakane April 18, 2012 1:56 pm

    Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and producer who helped bring rock ‘n’ roll into the mainstream on “American Bandstand” and rang in the New Year for the masses at Times Square, has died. He was 82.

  112. whitey April 18, 2012 1:57 pm

    easy Colonel, in 3 more months you going be in paradise where nobody bother you and the fish bite anything you put in front of them.

  113. whitey April 18, 2012 1:58 pm

    colonel, frustration is wen you bring one 400 lb but to the surface and the line broke.

  114. whitey April 18, 2012 1:59 pm

    or wen one 25# silver escape because the net man missed em.

  115. whitey April 18, 2012 2:01 pm

    or wen you catch one king and then da shark eats half of it. now you get frustrated. hahahahahahahaaa

  116. madeinhawaii April 18, 2012 2:03 pm


    If your doctor is willing to state that it’s a “possibiity” that all the night firing accelerated your vision loss… then you’ll get compensated. My father did for his loss of hearing. Standing too close to the heavy artillery.

  117. al April 18, 2012 2:06 pm

    somebody go tell mrs. ahouse her old man forgot his meds today.

  118. madeinhawaii April 18, 2012 2:07 pm


    btw… since he didn’t claim it until many years after he was diagnosed, they prorated it overhis expected life span and gave him $900 a month. My father was shocked!… Happy but shocked. He enjoyed that additional benefit over the last 4 years of his life. It was welcomed money. Especially since my mother was paralyzed and bed-ridden.

  119. al April 18, 2012 2:07 pm

    btw, that new uh athletics website is looking good.

  120. whitey April 18, 2012 2:08 pm

    by the way colonel, going blind firing your cannon. you sure not deaf????

  121. whitey April 18, 2012 2:09 pm

    al, neva mind picking on a blind man.

  122. madeinhawaii April 18, 2012 2:19 pm


    blind, deaf and now, forgetful.. hey? How much is that worth?

  123. koakane April 18, 2012 2:22 pm

    whitey neva mind he no can see anyway lol

    Al no matta you still considered old

  124. whitey April 18, 2012 2:44 pm

    mih, maybe nothing cause he not going know somebody owe him money. ahahahahahaa

  125. Ipu Man April 18, 2012 3:05 pm

    Gotta smile at Stephane Ricketts effort to “try” teach girls

    the game of softball in Pago Pago.

    “…this past summer, Ricketts and her sisters Samantha and Keilani served as instructors/supervisors at a clinic in Pago Pago, Samoa, where they taught the value of education and athletics while trying to teach the Samoan youth the game of softball.” (Lowe’s page)

    So question is, is her sister here in Hawaii, too, on the team?

    And did they accomplish their missions and will we see the fruit

    of her labor coming to Hawaii in the future? Hope so.

  126. Kevin April 18, 2012 3:09 pm


    Stephanie’s sister Keilani is the sole ace at Oklahoma and their older sister Samantha (OKU alum as well) is a coach at Witchita State.

    Their brother Richard played football for Air Force, d or o line I think.

    Good family support. In 2010, Oklahoma was ousted so both Keilani and Samantha donned the UH green to support Stephanie and in 2011 Stephanie did the same for Keilani at the WCWS.

  127. Kevin April 18, 2012 3:14 pm

    I have no idea what the fastpitch softball culture is like in American Samoa. Like how many girls play on a regular basis or how many teams there, if any. I assume they’d have a LONG way to go if girls there want to get a D1 scholarship in Hawaii or elsewhere.

    D1 softball recruiting is like D1 women’s volleyball, the talent, top talent, is in the club and travel squads. Being in American Samoa, any club team there would have a challenge, travel-wise getting to experience the same competition levels and frequency as they would in California where the cream of the crop is for D1 talent much like the football pipeline in Florida and Texas.

    Who knows, Im sure there might be a handful of exceptions where natural athletic ability and the ability to learn quickly can be found but again the challenge for American Samoa is their isolation from other competition.

  128. madeinhawaii April 18, 2012 3:16 pm


    Every month Mrs A-house will take the check and put it in her side-money account… using the “out-of-sight, out-of-mind, now it’s mine” rule of thumb.

  129. whitey April 18, 2012 3:25 pm

    mih, i just wen choke and huli from the chair.

  130. wafan April 18, 2012 4:03 pm

    Good evening!

    Or, afternoon!

  131. wafan April 18, 2012 4:03 pm

    LHB would be nice.

    Get chance?

  132. wafan April 18, 2012 4:40 pm

    Will the Call the Coach show be archieved? Will there be a link?

  133. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 4:56 pm

    howzit Tsaikos.


    got your message. and da shingles. reallll bummer.

    i feel worse than…. being rejected….

    had to go eye deoc 2x, and cuz. taking a big blue 3x day.

    when i feel better, will track you down.


    AHouse, you and MIH make me laugh! thanks.

  134. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 4:59 pm



    i was planning on making tonight a big deal for me, try fo hookup with

    Kawika49 and y’all,

    but doc tells me to stay away from peeps. da left side of my face from chin up get choke scabs in da making. head hurts.

    so i hope you’ll understand why i am on da low tonight.

  135. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 5:01 pm

    Coach Chow would love the look.

    like i been shining da asphalt wit da left side of my forehead and upper mandible area. :mrgreen:

  136. d1shima April 18, 2012 5:25 pm

    Ouchey, ouchey!

    Take care bhf2!

  137. jm2375 April 18, 2012 5:25 pm

    Get well soon bhf2!

  138. al April 18, 2012 5:31 pm

    wafan…see #28

  139. chawan_cut April 18, 2012 6:03 pm

    Don’t forget the Na Koa Fundraiser tonight on K5/OC-12!

    Photos and updates will be on Na Koa’s Facebook page!

    Go Warriors!!!

  140. mo808 April 18, 2012 6:15 pm

    BHF2, so sorry to hear you are sick! Hope you get well soon,

  141. tommui April 18, 2012 6:25 pm

    BHF2 – take it easy, my friend. Sorry to hear about your illness. Get well soonest.

  142. madeinhawaii April 18, 2012 6:32 pm


    Aiyah!!.. Da Shingles.. Das no fun!.. Hurry up and get better, brah.

    Hoo boy… I don’t even know if the green bottles will help.

  143. gmahoney April 18, 2012 6:38 pm

    BHF2, take good care! Had a “mild” case this fall, if that was mild, I would hate to see severe.

  144. mo808 April 18, 2012 6:43 pm

    Re: DaveLetterMan: “Anyone ever tried Chun Wah Kam’s ginger chicken fried rice? Heard it’s winnaz.”

    Yes, I did about a week ago–it was so ono! (Of course, I skipped the fried rice) I’ve never tasted ginger chicken so good like that before. Definitely, recommend it!

  145. al April 18, 2012 7:23 pm

    bhf2…brah, if you get extra shingles i need some fo fix my


    get well my brother.

  146. d1shima April 18, 2012 7:26 pm

    Nice piece on Dory Kong

  147. Kevin April 18, 2012 7:41 pm

    The softball team arrived in Reno less than two hours ago.

    They left UH Manoa just before 5AM today.

  148. PowderPuff April 18, 2012 7:43 pm

    Hawaii News Now is buzzing with all these former players and coaches. You guys are keeping them BUSY…the phones are ringing!!!

  149. bigislandkurt April 18, 2012 8:02 pm

    Tavita Woodard?

    Sure don’t appear like he’ll be back on defense anytime soon. Even with the recruits coming in this summer.


  150. bigislandkurt April 18, 2012 8:03 pm

    BigHilo. Sending good energy for good healing.


  151. whitey April 18, 2012 8:15 pm

    bhf2, braddah no tell me you get the roof. ok, i going tell my sis to get this stuff for you and have her neighbor bring it for you.

  152. chawan_cut April 18, 2012 8:20 pm

    stay tuned tsaikos for a shout out!

  153. Stephen Tsai April 18, 2012 8:27 pm

    Al just got a shoutout.

  154. PowderPuff April 18, 2012 8:32 pm

    Chawan is matching Al’s challenge….yay, Chawan!! Thank you!

  155. d1shima April 18, 2012 8:50 pm

    Can donate online, too!


    I did! 😉

  156. PowderPuff April 18, 2012 8:58 pm

    Wow, thanks soooo much d1!!!! Phones have cranked up again. The room with the guys is sooooo hot from the lights. Coach Chow is in the phone bank room now…

  157. gmahoney April 18, 2012 8:59 pm

    Thanks, d1. I donated online.

  158. PowderPuff April 18, 2012 9:03 pm

    Right on….thank you so much, gmahoney! You are all so awesome.

  159. Kekoa April 18, 2012 9:23 pm

    Almost had to use smoke signals from the ceded lands to make my donation. I finally got thru to meet Al’s challenge. Good to hear that several other Tsaiko’s were able to donate as well.

    Go Warriors!

  160. tommui April 18, 2012 9:26 pm

    Atta Boy AL!

  161. bigislandkurt April 18, 2012 9:34 pm

    Thank goodness. It looked well pass coach’s bedtime. Early riser.


  162. Will-I-Am April 18, 2012 9:43 pm

    Does anyone know where I can see some footage from the new practices. It looks like so much fun. The load music, the tempo, the energy.

    I wish I could go but I am working.

  163. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 9:45 pm

    what a great show!

    did my part, thanks to Al.

    Al, thanks for the inspiration.

    The Tsaikos come through again.

  164. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 9:47 pm

    The vibes from the show was just stupendous. Awesome. Accountability.

  165. Kekoa April 18, 2012 9:48 pm

    I have to be brutally honest…that song, “The Heart of a Warrior” doesn’t do much to get my enthusiasim pumped up. Love the man, love his music, but this one needs help! The young rapper that has a part in this effort made me walk away wondering WTH was that?

    OK…gonna take my meds and go to bed. Thanks Al for providing the inspiration. I told Darrick Branch you were my hero.

  166. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 9:53 pm


    i feel what you’re saying, but I also gotta say that brudda tried to do his part, contribute, be a part of the community, a former player. hats off to him for his good vibes.

    NOTHING could have happened tonight to change the good vibes i got from all the players, former players, coaches and Commander in Chief.

    was just an AWESOME show, my friend. I got da wife to tape record American Idol as I stayed fixed in front da tv for 3 HOURS. never changed channel. 😀

    AWESOME. :mrgreen:

  167. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 9:54 pm

    Coach. what a humble guy. i saw a GREAT PROGRAM. i dunno if i can go sleep afta all da excitement.

  168. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 9:56 pm

    nite nite all. zzzzzzzzzz

  169. BigHiloFan2 April 18, 2012 9:57 pm

    Na Koa Mike

    tell da gang on da lines. GREAT JOB NAKOA!

  170. Slugger April 18, 2012 10:05 pm

    Donated some kala and told them I was with the Tsaikos. Coach Uperesa is gonna send my greetings to the guys tomorrow…


    Goodnight, gang!

  171. Kekoa April 18, 2012 10:09 pm

    BHF ~ I hear you Big Guy. There really was a lot of good information put out to the fans tonite. I Salute the crew at KGMB for moving the program quickly and effectively between the different venues. Pairing coaches and players brought an interesting vibe to the interviews.

    Coach Chow really does have the Warrior Express rolling smoothly out of the station. It is so good to see all facets of the team starting to meld. I’m excited to see these young men take on USC, and push them HARD!

  172. HiloBilly April 18, 2012 11:03 pm


    Close friend of mine breaks out w/ shingles on half of his face, too, every now & then, seems like when under heavy job-related stress. He was going gonzo with the itching, especially, so we got him to dab kukui nut sap on the affected areas (easiest place to break off whole clusters of the green nuts was at the front of the Hilo airport post office, a whole bunch of trees). Then, as he needed, he’d break off a nut, wait for the clear sap to form, & dab. It works wonders, tightens affected areas, & really, really eases any itching. And, it works right away & doesn’t cost you anything!

    If you don’t have any, son #2 has a loaded tree at his house & can pick some for you & take to work……he’s stationed at the Laupahoehoe fire station w/ your nephew, the nurse’s brother, & can meet you in Pepeekeo.Take care!

  173. al April 19, 2012 12:02 am

    ah…good to hear that you guys chipped in towards a great cause.


  174. WarriorNY April 19, 2012 1:30 am

    Anywhere I can find last nights event online?

  175. Midnight April 19, 2012 1:47 am

    BHF2 – thoughts for you to get better, big guy!

    Go Warriors!

  176. PowderPuff April 19, 2012 1:49 am

    Hi, WarriorNY…we’re still trying to figure that out. But will definitely let you know…thanks so much for asking about it.

  177. WarriorNY April 19, 2012 2:04 am


    Thanks a lot.

  178. d1shima April 19, 2012 5:52 am

    Great Morning All!


    I’m with you. Good ting Kapono wasn’t doing that song on American Idol last night!

    BUT, I love the idea that he still shows up!

  179. Kekoa April 19, 2012 6:02 am

    No disrespect meant D-1, I like the title, but that’s all.

  180. bigislandkurt April 19, 2012 6:06 am

    Kapono’s song wasn’t too bad. But he could have left the poet Kealoha out of that one. The song went downhill from there.


  181. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:06 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    still buzzing from last nite.


    Thanks. gonna hit da tree this am and see wats up.

  182. bigislandkurt April 19, 2012 6:07 am

    Good morning Kekoa!


  183. bigislandkurt April 19, 2012 6:08 am

    …..and BHF2. Hope the Kukui works.


  184. whitey April 19, 2012 6:13 am

    good morning tsaikos and 2 more days, then gone to maui.

  185. Wes'side Warrior April 19, 2012 6:16 am

    Howzit, everyone!

    Too bad I missed last night’s festivities. I stayed up until just after midnight, and da eyelids was getting real heavy. Fell asleep for about twenty minutes, checked da computer… and then logged out. Was too tired to stay awake. If anyone has a recording, or an accessible replay online, please let us know.

    BHF2… hope you heal up soon!

    By the way, how’s Stephanie doing in the votes?


    Name Current vote count

    Valerie Arioto 13%

    Katelyn Boyd 5.2%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers 4%

    Julie Fernandez 4.4%

    Ashley Hansen 4.1%

    Michelle Moultrie 9.7%

    Christi Orgeron 10.1%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia 20.1%

    Stephanie Ricketts 25.5%

    Niki Williams 4%

    Alabama’s making a strong push. We gotta respond! Get them votes out, everyone!!!

  186. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:22 am

    ok. voted for da babe. 😀

  187. RedZone April 19, 2012 6:32 am

    ST coming up on ESPN 1420.

  188. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:43 am


    howzit. ask da Kennedy kid to give my best to his pops.

    pretty please.

    and remind him fo do his best. cuz his whole life ahead of him.

    still cannot believe he not gonna be a growd up Warrior.

    maybe laterz.


  189. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:44 am

    ok. get chance fo 200. cuz ST stay buZy. 😀

  190. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:44 am

    only ting holdin me back is a slo man at da switch.

  191. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:45 am

    gonna make like a coach, sleepin in in.

    gotta remind him gonna get a musty smelln goin on.

  192. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:45 am

    right dare. right dare.

  193. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:46 am


  194. whitey April 19, 2012 6:46 am

    ok, voted. Go Steph

  195. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:46 am



  196. RedZone April 19, 2012 6:49 am

    I like Kapono but not the song. I want something with more punch.

    The dline coach made me scratch my head.

  197. BigHiloFan2 April 19, 2012 6:59 am


    howzit howzit

    now was that not a great event last night? informative. entertaining. had all the players fired up. had all the former players fired up. had all the coaches fired up. and all led by a humble guy. a real humble appearing guy.

    not a word about being concerned about any part of the upcoming season. not a face about any concern about any part of the upcoming season.

    da man is a class act. Cherry and Tanaka were besides demselves. so was Rick.

    my 2 cents. if we going for a 1st class program, all in the program gotta start taking better care of their public images. including coaches. including JD.

    Coach, work on da public image. brudda coach gonna find out why he moving to da back office. next to da Fabreeze locker.

    :mrgreen: 😆

    all kidding aside, that was just an awesome display of humility and teamwork by the WHOLE staff and players. AWESOME!

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