Red Rocha

Red Rocha will always be synonymous with how far UH can soar (head coach of the Fabulous  Five) and how far it can stoop (he was fired at the team banquet).

The thing about Rocha was he was a battler who also was filled with the aloha spirit. The metaphor was the broken pinkie on his finger. He was tough in that he never bothered to get it corrected. But, symbolically, it was said that his hand was shaped into a permanent shaka sign.

Rocha was one of a kind.

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According to one of our trusty bloggers, Solomon Koehler is back in the islands, attending a community college. Could he end up in Manoa in the fall?

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In Dallas, Midnight and Mrs. Midnight hang with the coolest Warrior:



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Happy belated birthday to one of the coolest trainers, Jessica Oshiro:



  1. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 14, 2010 12:05 am

    I missed Davone on Kauai yesterday!!!!

    shhh… I’m watching the VB replay….

    RIP and God Bless Coach Rocha!

  2. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 14, 2010 12:06 am


  3. SteveM February 14, 2010 12:14 am

    Kung Hee Fat Choy!
    Happy Valentines Day!

  4. SumTinWong February 14, 2010 12:23 am

    Kung Hee Fat Choy y’all!

    sry to interrupt .. as a suggest for Coach Mack and co. is perhaps one way to showcase Hawaii Warrior football is through an anime series (sry not sure if this was discussed b4) like Eyesheild 21 (E-21) (

    When E-21 first can out I wanted to say it, but didn’t. Now E-21 is at episode 145. (btw, any anime that surpasses 100 episodes is like a restaurant making it through the 5th year … and u know how difficult that is).

    It would be soo cool if E-21 had an episode or two that has something to do with Hawaii Warrior Football. It won’t hurt to try and ask.

    Anyways, anime is BIG in Japan — think like 50% of the movies playing are anime.

    If you’ve sometime you may catch some or all the episodes at Crunchroll: (

    good luck Coach Mack!

  5. ai-eee-soos February 14, 2010 12:23 am

    Jessica can train me any time !

    wot he say ?

  6. whitey February 14, 2010 12:32 am

    Good morning from the dark side

  7. koakane February 14, 2010 12:36 am

    good morning to the tsaiko’s back from saturday nite parte’s

    top ten babe

  8. jm2375 February 14, 2010 12:39 am

    Top 10!

    Happy Valentines Day!

    Get well soon Tsai-meister!


  9. koakane February 14, 2010 12:40 am

    e kala mai condolences to the Rocha ohana

    congrats to cwade and the warrior vball team on taking 3 from the canadians and to the wahines for winning the tourny and besting stanford.

  10. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 14, 2010 12:44 am

    Yea! Worth staying up to watch VB sweep!


  11. Stephen Tsai February 14, 2010 12:53 am

    A lot of winning when I take the night off from my beats.

  12. Tunaluvr February 14, 2010 12:58 am

    Liz, Davone was on Kauai?
    Call me later, need your help in July for a golf tournament.
    Gotta try go sleep for our big breakfast tomorrow morning. Oh today actually.

  13. SteveM February 14, 2010 1:13 am

    Hmmmm… rest and recover completely, ST! 😉

  14. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 14, 2010 1:18 am

    We attended the 12 pm softball game – left early to go to the 1 pm exhibtion baseball game – came in at the top of the second, We then went back across the street to the 4 pm (actually started at 4:20 pm) UH-Stanford softball game and then hele-d on over to the Stan Sheriff Center to the volleyball match. And yes, we listened to the basketball game on 1420 whch started at 3 pm our time.

    Saw Kazz, Ralph and HiFlyer sitting about seven rows below us to our right at the championship softball game. We waved fingers at each other as I walked by their seats to visit the “facility.”

    During the first part of the volleyball match, Kazz & HiFlyer sat about seven rows below us to our left. I also ran into Hiflyer at the baseball game while buying some peanuts. Later I saw a whole cadre of Tsai-kos through my binoculars sitting on the other side of the court plus Myki & friend in their regular seats

    It’s good that there are so many people here on the blog who support all UH sports.

    We have an extra set of basketball tickets for the February 20 two-fer.- The women play at 5 pm and the men at 8 pm. We have season tickets for both teams.

    Other ticket giveaways: We also have two men’s basketball tickets and one baseball ticket on February 25 – DrDoc has a meeting he must attend, but I plan to go plus we have two baseball tickets on February 26 since we’ll be at the volleyball match which is also being played that same night.

    If you’d like a ticket or two, please send me an e-mail to swood at hoku dot com. Be sure to include your real name and a daytime or cell telephone number.

    I’m sure that if you’re discreet about it, you’ll be able to sit with the Tsai-ko regulars.

    Off to bed – have a great rest-of-the-holiday-weekend.

  15. SteveM February 14, 2010 1:20 am

    Interesting news from Kauai tonight…
    Tunaluvr — have you cruised before too?

    Just found out tonight that KymryKauai has cruised “1-2 times per year, every year for 13 years” earlier. Maybe fewer lately, but doing exotic Caribbean later this year. This puts her up there with Tom Mui for cruising!

    Liz — time to conference on Kauai? 😆

    Known Tsai-ko cruisers and their past and future cruises are at…

  16. G (China) February 14, 2010 1:21 am

    Last night you could see the skyline filled with fireworks. Nothing like anything I’ve ever seen. Smoke filled the river line from 7pm -1am. It started again and I expect to start up again.

  17. G (China) February 14, 2010 1:25 am

    Re: Japan, I’m not a geopolitical expert, but the prime minister doesn’t seem pro US when it comes to breaking into the “Asia” market. He seems to be a major force in making an Asian trading bloc.

  18. protector February 14, 2010 1:40 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Rocha family.

    Congrats to the men’s VBall team & the Wahine Softball Team. Impressive!

  19. al February 14, 2010 1:51 am

    solomon koehler could add to the list of these bounce back boys who will be making an impact on our dline….

    ryan eastman
    kaniela tuipulotu
    kapono rawlins-crivello
    josh manupuna

  20. RainbowCliff February 14, 2010 1:57 am

    Good morning Tsaiko Nation, during my time as a Bow I had the pleasure and honor of meeting and talking to Coach Red Rocha.
    This tall lanky gentlemen was funny, intelligent and had a basketball
    mind that was always candid of information and stories that you could
    just listen for days on Hawaii and NBA Roundball.

    Mr. Rocha was friendly and always had aloha for Hawaii and put the
    Rainbow basketball program on the map with the Fabulous Five success
    and the whole Islands becoming frenzy as we recently experience with
    Colt and JJ undefeated football season on the way to the Sugar Bowl.

    Lastly, Red was done unjustice with the embarresment of being fired
    at his basketball banquet BUT he never waiver or showed bitterness as he
    continue to support Rainbow Basketball by teaming up with Jim Leahy
    doing the color commentating for the bows at home or away games.

    His creation of the Rainbow Classic is just one word “AWESOME” as it was the “BEST” holiday basketball tournament in the country as I had the privelage of participating in it during that golden era when Dean Smith and Phil Ford of North Carolina highlighted the field with teams of Houston Cougars led by shooting star sensation Otis Birdsong who went on to NBA fame. Throw in Bobby Knight with a young freshmen point guard by the name of Isiah Thomas and a young BYU team led by freshmen Danny Ainge, Fred Roberts and Devin Durrant. I still today have my Rainbow Classic watch that displays in my award room with
    many other honors that I have recieved in athletics and service to the

    A nice man with an ALOHA heart that always showed humility and pride for the 50th State. RIP Coach and MAHALO for yor GREATNESS !

  21. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 2:36 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Condolences to the Rocha ohana. what a great man and representative of Hawaii!

  22. Pride. February 14, 2010 3:14 am

    Condolences to the Rocha ‘ohana.

  23. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 3:19 am

    howzit Pride.

    reading ST’s nugget…
    if the young man is willing to listen, reminding him that hard work and sacrifice is a life long goal towards enlightenment, and personal fulfillment. especially if you’re 20. whatever the reason for coming home. never never never never give up on yourself….

  24. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 3:21 am

    maybe he can play with the good guys. 😀

  25. Pride. February 14, 2010 3:23 am

    Kung Hee Fat Choy!

  26. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 3:41 am



  27. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 3:42 am

    sweet sowa greetings my friend

    Gung Hei Fat Choy


  28. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 3:44 am

    the kitchen is a war zone.

    attacking da ice box from all sides. 😆

  29. Pride. February 14, 2010 3:50 am

    Good morning BHF2.

  30. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 3:54 am

    Howzit Pride

    a Tsaiko mentioned that, with all the possible/probable changes on the horizon with the Pac-!0, Big 12, MWC etc., and how we’re like small potatoes with small market impact, etc.,

    makes this coming football season success ultra important, so we get something for talk about in the equation…

    gotta Stand Up, Warriors and Coaches, Stand Up!

  31. Pomai February 14, 2010 3:56 am

    I don’t know if this is a sign or not, went to the softball game of Friday to watch them play Standford and they lost, was going to go to the Saturday game but couldn’t had to baby sit (teenagers) an they won.

  32. Pomai February 14, 2010 4:01 am

    Ok on the Japan trip, I like that we are looking to the far east, but do think we should be looking for some baseball recruits as this is Japan’s biggest western sport, not saying we shouldn’t be looking players for football or other sports too.

  33. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 4:01 am

    Rose O’Donnell to Meg Ryan: “its a sign”


  34. BNS February 14, 2010 4:01 am

    Condolences to the Rocha ‘ohana.
    Kung Hee Fat Choy
    Happy Valentines Day

  35. Pride. February 14, 2010 4:02 am

    I realize that Siaki Cravens is ready to challenge for a starting job on defense. However I wonder sometimes what it would be like to see him carrying the ball out of the backfield. I’m pretty sure most defenders will stop for a second and think before trying to tackle him. Imagine him at 250 or 255 pounds and still able to run a 4.7 40? Probably has good enough hands to catch the bubble and the shovel passes too.

    Nuff sed. I’m penciling him in at running back.

    So we have:

    Cizzy Dimude – fast and shifty
    Alex Green – prototype
    Siaki Cravens – big, fast, and scary

    Pick your poison.

  36. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 4:03 am

    HA just as much said difficult to get recruits from Japan because of the language problem with incoming students, generally speaking. So why they going, except for sushi? 😀

  37. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 4:05 am

    gotta eat on dat one.


  38. Pride. February 14, 2010 4:07 am

    Just joking, Siaki Cravens will make a wonderful defensive end.

  39. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 4:07 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day, sweeties. 😆

    back in a few.

  40. Pomai February 14, 2010 4:12 am

    #36 Big most kids in Japan speak English!!!!! Most Japanese tourist speak English if they want to!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Pride. February 14, 2010 4:15 am

    Wait a minute. What about Siaki Cravens at slotback? Yeah, that’s right, a 250 pound slotback. Utilize him just like you would a tight end. Wow, imagine Daruis Bright and Siaki Cravens on the same side. How’s about Greg Salas on the same side in trips formation. Cravens at the inside slot, Salas the outside slot, and Bright at wideout. Scary.

    Boy, I wish that Craig Stutzmann would come back. Lots of talented wides. They could use some guidance.

  42. Rich2176 February 14, 2010 4:55 am

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY to all! Remember the loved ones in your life with a simple act of kindness. (Guys – do the dishes, pick-up your BVDs off the floor and into the hamper. Gals – Let your man think he wears the pants in the house. Just tell him which ones you prefer.)

    Red Rocha was a funny man. I got my share of parking tickets while living at the dorms in the late 70’s and into 1980. Red was the guy I had to appeal the tickets to. Sometimes he voided them and other times not. One day he said to me “Too bad they aren’t making more land to park on.”

    Finally, Happy year of the Tiger!

  43. chopsueyboy February 14, 2010 4:57 am

    Good Morning! Gung Hee Fat Choy and Happy Valentine’s Day to all Tsaikos!

  44. Garret February 14, 2010 5:34 am

    Kung Hee Fat Choy
    Happy Valentines Day

  45. Garret February 14, 2010 5:36 am


    There is a typo that can hopefully be corrected in the online version of your Q&A with JD. “Where is the student-free proposal” should be “Where is the student-fee proposal”

  46. BigWave96744 February 14, 2010 5:37 am

    Not a bad idea..
    JJ used Mauia at Slot with Nasty in the back with Colt 🙂

  47. wafan February 14, 2010 6:26 am

    A good super-special day to all!

  48. wafan February 14, 2010 6:28 am

    Happy Year of the Tiger to those born a tiger/tigerette.

  49. wafan February 14, 2010 6:32 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day to the Tsai-kos and Tsai-kettes! Make everyday a special one for your special one(s)!

  50. wafan February 14, 2010 6:33 am

    Anyone else getting those annoying pop-up ads? I already checked my settings and everything looks good.

  51. Bigislandkurt February 14, 2010 6:50 am

    Haouli Makahiki hou Pake.

    Hope Sol Koehler is doing good. Now wouldn’t that be nice to have him on our team. Could it be that UH could raid TWO former Arizona Wildcat Island bradduh Dlinemen? (Tuipolotu & Koeholer??).


  52. chopsueyboy February 14, 2010 6:55 am

    #46 wafan azngamer808 is a tiger and is now in HNL helping us with Valentine’s Day orders. He’ll be back in Seattle Wednesday.

  53. wafan February 14, 2010 7:06 am

    chopsueyboy . . .

    Good for him! Bet he cannot wait to get back here for a vacation from work. HA! Sure hope he, and you, remembered his mom. If not . . . uh, oh.

  54. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 14, 2010 7:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Tunaluvr – I’m coming to breakfast with my 2 younger sons…

    Will also yak atcha soon.

    SteveM… cruising is on my bucket list for after Portland and India in ’10.

    OK. HAPPY VALENTINES to all and (((HUGS))) to my fellow TIGERS!!!

  55. buffoman February 14, 2010 7:21 am

    Davone was at Kapiolani Park all day yesterday helping with the NFL Youth Football clinic.

  56. Da Punchbowl Kid February 14, 2010 7:29 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Prayers for the great Red Rocha and his family.

    Happy Valentines Day everyone!
    Gumg Hei Fat Choy!

  57. kaimiloa February 14, 2010 7:38 am

    Davone was also on the Big Island last week for the Pro Bowl camp for kids.

  58. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 7:45 am


    i no fo a fact dat da HA article said there is difficulty recruiting Japan because day get language difficulties. i no kea dat da ladies look at you and you know what they saying or what they thinking.

    plus, who am i to speak disrespect to you on Valentines Day. 😆

    i no make da stuff up. just a reporter. 😆

  59. Pomai February 14, 2010 8:06 am

    #55 & #57

    That’s giving back. He is a class act.

  60. Pomai February 14, 2010 8:10 am

    Big I know what the article said, but I also know that English is required in there equivalent high school as a second language.

    En brah I to old for da ladies LOL

  61. Pomai February 14, 2010 8:12 am

    Also Big can you imagine if UH was to get one good pitcher or a good DB from Japan, dem buggahs goin go nutz for UH.

  62. Bulla February 14, 2010 8:12 am

    Happy Valentines Day to one and all,

    Make sure that the ‘special person’ in your life knows that you appreciate and love them, ESPECIALLY today. But why wait for today? Why can’t everyday be Valentines Day? Why do we all have to succumb to the Madison Avenue Marketing Matrix, to make Feb. 14th special?

    Everyday should be Valentines day, think of the alternatives. For some of us, our lives turned 180 degrees after meeting our better half. Not all days ‘peachy keen’, but the good far outweighs the bad, and that’s a fact.

    Life is too short Tsaikos, too short for bickering, nagging, arguing, posturing, insulting, instigating……it’s just not worth it. Instead of wasting our energy on all the negativity, we could be making a positive impact instead. No, we’re not going to start singing ‘Kum-bah-yah’ just yet………..but i just wanted you to thinkg……what your life would be like without your ‘other half’.

    Happy Valentines Day…… and for those that feel lost or left out, there is always your Heavenly Father who loves you unconditionally, no matter what you done or what has happened….He loves you eternally. Blessings and happiness to ALL the Tsaikos 🙂

  63. oldie February 14, 2010 8:13 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Aloha Coach Red Rocha! Thanks for the memories.

    Hard to believe he was let go just one year after an NCAA appearance. Our expectations were so much higher in those days!

  64. oldie February 14, 2010 8:17 am

    Bulla #62, Well said. I agree 100%.

  65. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 8:17 am


    you are absolutely correct!

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  68. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 8:20 am


    I for one have very high expectations for this year’s team. very high. very high. imma gonna go nutz at the USC game, imma practicing now for my speeches. ahem ahem. :mrgreen:

  69. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 8:22 am


    you’re vary colorful. 😀

    but i cannot unnersan your english :mrgreen:

  70. oldie February 14, 2010 8:23 am

    Hi bhf2,

    Are you planning to give a countdown to USC as you did the year we played Florida?

    You got us all going with your daily countdown!

  71. wafan February 14, 2010 8:24 am

    #31 . . .

    So you are not going to the USC game?


  72. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 8:33 am


    we can make a countdown. that was all SteveM’s inspiration.
    we are thinking of going to the Army game. gotta figure out where the game actually gonna be played. I’d like that one, New York New York.

  73. midnight February 14, 2010 8:35 am


    Female tiger is a tigress. ha.ha. ha… Barbara and I are enjoying tiger/tigrette.

  74. midnight February 14, 2010 8:37 am

    bhf2 and brew: Barbara and I love you guys and your contributions too! Happy Valentine’s Day and Kung Hee Fat Choy!!!

  75. wafan February 14, 2010 8:43 am

    Midnight . . .

    Just tried to keep with the Tsai-ko and Tsai-kette line because Tsai-kress just reminded me of the store. Oh well, once I pressed send it looked funny but I could not take it back.

  76. Pomai February 14, 2010 8:50 am

    wafan keeping the tsai-kos in line??? Is that like putting the fox in the hen house to watch the chickens?????

  77. koakane February 14, 2010 8:57 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day and Kung Hee Fat Choy tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s everyone have a supa day. starting out nice with the sun burning bright and the chilliness beginning to warm up.

  78. Kazz February 14, 2010 9:05 am

    Wahine Softball Opening Weekend PAU

    Had da downs and then ended with the “ups”. First no can hit, then they hit!!!

    After struggling with McNeese State, Stephanie Ricketts never worried me as I mentioned a few days ago that no way in hell were we going to see another night like the night she had at the mound this past Thursday and the sistah prooved me right! :mrgreen:

    I was worried with the batting, very worried again how the ladies and the coaches would adjust from game to game, but they proved me to be too damn worrisome!!! 😆

    Kelly Majam may not have statistically had the best opening weekend of her college career, but she made the catches and snags at centerfield when needed and in the championship game she contributed with some singles and a great triple when we needed it the most. Hope her knee remains well.

    Only time will tell what will happen at LOF and at SS. I was a little surprised on Friday night to see Yoshikawa starting at SS as I thought Jessica Iwata held her own, but I should have known better than to assume that this position was “won” this early on in the season considering it was up for grabs to begin with. However that alley at the left was a spot Stanford was looking at all day long and no doubt the scouting report is gonna come out. Aguirre had a good weekend and JUCO All American Jenna Rodriguez had a rough one in contrast. But it’s too early to count out anyone out, especially the transition from JUCO to D1 ball cannot be as smooth as some would like think. However, I would like to assume that these positions are decided somewhere in the upcoming two road tourneys as the Wahine will be gone for what seems like a month before they return.

    Interesting moment for me. I was sitting with Ralph and HiFlyer at the 3rd base side just above the Wahine dugout. Stanford just quickly jumped infront of us 3-1 as the inning ended, the team huddled as usual in front of their dugout and this was one of the few times I could clearly hear them, but all were silent except for one. The senior leadership in Amanda Tauali’i came through last night. She was yelling or anything like that, but like another coach out there, she grabbed her teammates’ attentions and said something along the lines of “enough of this s___, let’s do this damnit”… well that’s my translation. She finally too got a taste of some nice line drive grounders as she pulled them to her right earning her a double and a single.

    Great ending for Kanani Pu’u-Warren as well. Pooo ting was about to get her 9th straight strike out and with two runners on base, sistah hit da manapua outta dea!!! Earlier she was ‘tasting’ it as well with some fly balls that had some extra “stank” on it. It was a matter of time before she hit a fair one.

    All weekend long, it was the story of our batters not helping out our pitchers, but at the top of the 7th (Stanford was the home team) after losing a 3 run lead (6-5 UH), but our ladies kept their composure and would not let the evening be lost and the last moment. Too many games lost last season that way and looks like we’re learning.

    It’s all about da “taste” this past weekend. Parnaby got her taste of D1 ball and it resulted in two wins for her. Ricketts got her taste of her first top 10 opponent this season and hung in there, she’s still our solid foundation on the mound. Tauali’i got a taste or should I say, the team got a taste of “da slippah” from Tauali’i as with any sport, the senior leadership has gotta step it up against top competition. Majam got a taste, her first D1 homer earlier in the day and some good runs against Stanford.

    For me I was a great three days of softball and the only thing I regret is not being able to make it to the games Kaia Parnaby pitched. I was real anxious to see her but from what I was told is she throws a heavy ball with some “tunda”.




    Hawai‘i will now hit the road for two tough tournaments with a single game against Loyola Marymount in between. First, the ‘Bows travel to Las Vegas, Nev. where they will play five games (Utah, UNLV, No. 13 Georgia Tech, San Diego and CS Fullerton) in the Louisville-Slugger Desert Classic, Feb. 19-21. UH will end their trip at the Cathedral City Classic outside of Palm Spring, Calif. The ‘Bows will play five games there as well, including Oklahoma State, UC Davis, Oregon, No. 11 Oklahoma and No. 6 Arizona.

  79. Kazz February 14, 2010 9:07 am

    (correction, I meant to say that Tauali’i WAS NOT yelling or anything like that)

  80. al February 14, 2010 9:32 am

    first saw red rocha play against the harlem globetrotters.

    aloha red!

  81. al February 14, 2010 9:34 am

    running backs….not to forget about big jon lister.

    siaki cravens was also an all star basketballer so he must have hands. we also have dustin elisara who could tote the pigskin as well.

  82. Stephen Tsai February 14, 2010 9:53 am

    I think the students would approve a student-FREE proposal.

  83. A-House February 14, 2010 10:37 am

    Student fee, athletic fee, activity fee – all the same smell – part or all of the $$ goes to support athletics.

    Many, the loud minority, as usual, get the “front page” stuff of not wanting to pay more to support athletics. OK, if you no like support athletics, then your share of the “fee” will go to a general fund for UH-Manoa to be used for academics/facilities/maintenance/salaries. Same $$ fee for all students. Make it $50 per semester.

    We paid $15 per semeter “activity fee” back in the old days and $15 was a chunk of change!!! Considering, we paid $85 per semester for tuition. Back then, I got paid $1 per hour as a desk clerk (part time job).

    So, the Chancellor Hinshaw, impose the “student or activity or athletic fee” effective Fall semester 2010.

  84. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 14, 2010 10:43 am

    Can we just have the UH football linemen “collect” “donations” from students? 😎

  85. Stephen Tsai February 14, 2010 10:45 am

    I think as long as there’s transparency everything will be OK.
    But that’s not always the case at UH.
    For instance, there’s always griping that athletics doesn’t get money for concessions or parking on campus. Actually, the parking money pays off the bond for the expanded parking structure necessary to accommodate the people attending events in the Stan Sheriff Center.
    UH also does get a cut of the concession. In essence, it commissions a company to sell food at its games (and the company, in turns, saves money by hiring student groups).
    Which goes back to student fees.
    If the money is used to pay down the budget or help recruiting or go to summer school tuition, that would be fine. (Ironic, though, that a walk-on would pay tuition and the fee).
    If the money is going to salaries or bonuses, not such a good idea.

  86. SteveM February 14, 2010 10:48 am

    Good morning everyone!

    February 14th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    we can make a countdown. that was all SteveM’s inspiration.
    we are thinking of going to the Army game. gotta figure out where the game actually gonna be played. I’d like that one, New York New York

    Nothing is more inspiring than Bighilofan2’s countdown posts! But credit my countdown clock to Addahknowjoe, who sent me the suggestion and link to download the java components a few years back. You will find bruddah A-joe at the bottom of a lot of things if you dig deep enough. 😆

    I will put up a 2010 Away Game logistical/info/who’s going page next week. Info and tips from those going or are familiar with the locales. Tailgate, cattle call and side trip info. Note that travel agencies are offering UH-Army game packages now, with Colorado game optional.

  87. A-House February 14, 2010 10:53 am

    Happy Valentines and Kung Hee Fat Choy to all Tsaikos near and far – may this be a good day for you!!!

    Hey, Hey, Hey ( as Fat Albert ) says, it’s nice to see Brew back again with his trade mark post – still trying to figure out how he does all this fancy stuff on the computa – I know I’m computer illirate, but maybe I am that illierate – okay, maybe just slow.

  88. UHfan808 February 14, 2010 10:57 am

    Hello Tsaikos and Tsaikettes, Lurkers and Lurkettes,

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Happy Chinese New Year, and happy wonderful peaceful weekend!!!

    Congratulations to our newest UH Warrior Football recruiting class! Work hard and do us proud, guys, we’re behind you and cheering for you all the way!

    Happy Birthday to the cool trainer, Jessica Oshiro! May you help make our guys (and gals) stronger and tougher than ever before, with lots of bottom weight strength too so that all of our opponents be the ones to fall down.

    haha I LOVE Midnight’s and wife’s UH Warrior snowman. I see he’s got his green rice paddy Chinese hat upon his head to ring in the frosty new year over there!

    Hope all is well in Warrior Beat-land!
    = )

  89. UHfan808 February 14, 2010 11:04 am

    #86 RE countdown clock: Yep, boy does a-joe have a lot of vision. That’s just pure fact.

  90. A-House February 14, 2010 11:04 am


    You know that I included “salaries” just to irk the vocal minority!

    After all, I am a rebel rouser, was told so by our dorm “manager” and even got kicked out for one semester because of this!

  91. buffoman February 14, 2010 11:06 am

    Red was quite instrumental in his long time relationship with Ralph Yempuku in the staging of the Aloha Classic. Those two and Marty Blake were quite a team. Too bad the NBA and ultimately the Hawaii fan base did not support the efforts of these men. It was quite a showcase of collegiate talent back in the day.

  92. UHfan808 February 14, 2010 11:15 am

    Condolences to the former Coach Red Rocha ohana.

    #20 Thanks for implementing the Rainbow Classic, coach! Thanks for the reminder of that tidbit, RainbowCliff!

  93. Addahknowsports© February 14, 2010 11:19 am

    Kung Hee Fat Choy, guys and gals!

    Midnight and Barbara- cute pics!

  94. r b i February 14, 2010 11:30 am

    #78 Dittos,Awsome softball game.

  95. UHfan808 February 14, 2010 11:33 am

    #90 Aiyah, that sure explains a lot. = (

  96. Rob25 February 14, 2010 11:37 am

    Kung Hee Fat Choy Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all!!

    It’s nice to have Furlough Friday when there is a Monday holiday.

  97. Rob25 February 14, 2010 11:38 am

    Hey Brew send me an email!!

    I miss hearing from you and don’t blog as much anymore.

  98. chawan_cut February 14, 2010 11:41 am

    waterboy and now princess bride!
    what a great day!

  99. SteveM February 14, 2010 11:54 am

    Just finished brunch while reading the HA Travel section to see the UH-Army game packages. Naturally, this tour caught my eye….

    UH-Army game and 7-night Canada New England cruise (Norwegian Dawn). Sept. 9-20. Includes airfare, cruise, 3 night hotel, game ticket, and transfers* starting from $2,439 (per person double occupancy). NON-STOP TRAVEL.

    * very significant in this case
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Disclaimer:>/b> I have no affiliation with Non-Stop Travel, other than the fact that Al, Hawnstln, and I are classmates with the part-time Saturday parking lot attendant who works there. Oh, and I’ve booked a few cruises and tours through them. 🙂

  100. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 14, 2010 12:09 pm


    February 14th, 2010 at 11:41 am
    waterboy and now princess bride!
    what a great day!


    Cary Elwes, Andre The Giant, that short bald guy, etc…


  101. chawan_cut February 14, 2010 12:25 pm


  102. Stephen Tsai February 14, 2010 12:30 pm

    I remember how Andre the Giant needed to use a pencil to dial (on the old rotary phones).
    He once visited our office. Lifted one of the interns, the story goes.

  103. Stephen Tsai February 14, 2010 12:32 pm

    Ya know, the team will be stopping in Las Vegas between the Army and Colorado games.

  104. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 14, 2010 12:40 pm

    Andre The Giant wore a ring and I heard you could push a hard boiled egg through it.

  105. iPhone Repair In Sacramento February 14, 2010 12:41 pm

    Mr. Tsai,
    You said it earlier in the year or end of last year……………It finally hit me that football season is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  106. chawan_cut February 14, 2010 12:43 pm

    i believe a lot of UH fans will make that detour

  107. Pomai February 14, 2010 1:18 pm

    chawan I think that for a few tsai-kos the Army an Colorado games will be the detour

  108. chawan_cut February 14, 2010 1:30 pm

    we’ll have an army of buffaloes on our own

  109. A-House February 14, 2010 1:33 pm

    We will spend all our time in NY and Denver for the trip. Don’t like NY, but no choice although some say that NY is changed for the better.

    Just want to take a one-day trip to Foxwoods/Mohican and Atlantic City to collect coins/chips.

  110. A-House February 14, 2010 1:36 pm

    Keep forgetting to thank Midnight and Barbara for the excellent UH snowman – someone has a creative mind with artistic talents!

  111. chawan_cut February 14, 2010 1:38 pm

    Cary Elwes, Andre The Giant, that short bald guy, etc…


  112. Da Punchbowl Kid February 14, 2010 1:43 pm

    Disclaimer:>/b> I have no affiliation with Non-Stop Travel, other than the fact that Al, Hawnstln, and I are classmates with the part-time Saturday parking lot attendant who works there. Oh, and I’ve booked a few cruises and tours through them.


    Sounds fishy to me…

  113. Da Punchbowl Kid February 14, 2010 1:44 pm


  114. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 14, 2010 1:53 pm

    Old article from Ka Leo:

    Transferring not always paradise for athletes
    By Alex Aguirre

    Staff Reporter

    Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

    Transfer athletes come to the University of Hawai‘i for a number of reasons.

    Some athletes didn’t enjoy their first choice and move in hopes of finding better luck elsewhere. Sometimes a new coaching staff can inspire a large number of junior transfers, because there is not enough time to go through the entire recruiting process.

    From an athlete’s perspective, there are concerns about what choice works out best in the long run. Should they go to a smaller school to get more playing time in, or attend the Division-I powerhouse to learn in the beginning and possibly not get playing time until junior or senior year? Or should they go to the school offering a full scholarship to get the desired experience?

    Junior Jenna Rodriguez, originally from Arcadia, Calif., played softball for two years at Yavapai College in Prescott, Ariz., and now attends UH on a softball scholarship. At Yavapai, she helped lead the Roughriders to their first-ever National Junior College Athletic Association Championship in 2009.

    Rodriguez arrived at UH with 37 credits from her previous institution, an open mind and an interest in the new culture and world around her. Hoping to ease the transition from high school to a four-year university, Rodriguez, who is working toward a communications degree, decided to first attend junior college.

    “If I would have went to a university first,” she said, “I would have done horrible the first year trying to adjust from high school.”

    However, she sorely misses her home visits during weekends.

    “I feel stuck here,” Rodriguez said. “So many things have to go right just to be able to go home; my parents wanting me to come home, the money issue for flights, and softball make it hard.”

    At least a five-hour flight away from its closest opponent, UH provides its athletes with a difficult decision to make. On an island, some students see coming to UH as a chance to get away, while others see it as a form of imprisonment.

    Some athletes also make the decision to transfer out, struggling with the distance from home and wanting to go somewhere closer.

    Rodriguez said one of the difficulties she faces here compared with Yavapai is undivided attention from professors who care about students’ learning. For this reason, she feels that, to a certain extent, she got more out of her education at her junior college. At Yavapai, Rodriguez explained, projects and assignments went into detail about the material presented.

    And with strict NCAA requirements, UH athletes can find it hard to excel in school while still having to compete at a high level.

    “The difference is instead of having three or four NCAA All-Americans like I did on my team, most everyone is at an All-American level,” Rodriguez said. “The competition is more intense, and everyone is playing Division I because they love the game. At the junior-college level, not everyone is like that.”

    However, some of the athletes don’t finish their run at UH; they drop out in hopes of going professional. What UH offers these athletes is the option to come back and finish their degree.

    According to Jennifer Matsuda, director of Student-Athlete Academic Services, UH has an agreement with Kapi‘olani Community College that allows KCC’s students to attend UH classes.

    “This is to help them smooth the transition from junior-college coursework to the university level,” Matsuda said.

    UH is working on agreements with other local community colleges to provide more students with this alternative.

    The role of junior-transfer athletes is vital to the success of UH’s athletics department; Rodriquez said athletes who went first to a junior college shouldn’t be underestimated:

    “They’re no less of a player than any other athlete that went to a Division-III, -II, or -I university right out of high school.”

  115. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 14, 2010 1:56 pm

    I think for gambling addicts, football is a detour/obstacle from the final score. 🙄

  116. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 14, 2010 1:59 pm


    February 14th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    Cary Elwes, Andre The Giant, that short bald guy, etc…


    One of the funniest moments in that movie:

    Prince Humperdink: “SAY MAN AND WIFE!!!!!!”

    Priest: “man and wife”


    (Ok, I guess for those reading this, you have to see the movie.)

  117. Da Punchbowl Kid February 14, 2010 2:15 pm

    I like the line where Andre the Giant says: “My way is not so sporting.”

  118. 22Tokyo February 14, 2010 2:16 pm

    Hey ST,
    Re the UH goodwill trip to Japan…any public appearances in Tokyo?
    I’ll show up to support if time allows.

  119. wafan February 14, 2010 2:19 pm

    The America’s Cup is back home!!! Lost for 15 years.

  120. 808Chef February 14, 2010 2:46 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Chinese New Year!!

    Just wanted to make a little shout out to my little buddy, champion, my Warrior, my son Kieren who turned 6 today.

    Happy Birthday my boy!

  121. wafan February 14, 2010 4:05 pm

    Hoping you took your Valentine to a delicious dinner and an exciting evening!

  122. Kekoa (iPhone) February 14, 2010 4:36 pm

    Brrr…Texan Shave Ice!

    Valentine Greetings to our good friends and young lovers, Midnite & Barbra!

    Das how ‘fo Represent da 808! Diana really likes your Tsnowman!

    Hope things are going well for you folks. Your mission of mercy is much appreciated. Miss you guys!

  123. Bulla February 14, 2010 4:37 pm


    love the photos, nice touch m/m midnight with the green ‘chinaman’s hat’ or lamp shade cover….that’s gonna take a lot of syrup to turn your lawn into the worlds biggest rainbow shave ice 🙂

    i was thinking about ST’s note about Solomon Koehler, nice kid, big kid, younger brother at SL. the irony is for DL coach Mike Tuiasosopo’s Hawaii recruits all left the AZ program before really contributing. Scott Smith who is now going to Texas Tech via a JC and never played a down, Tuipolotu who will be playing for UH this fall via Kahuku to AZ and started a bunch of games for AZ, and now Koehler via Castle to AZ to UH possibly was a redshirt freshman and played well for AZ. good luck to all the 808 boys wherever they might end up.


  124. Bulla February 14, 2010 4:55 pm


    i was wondering, with all that shave ice, that’s a lot of vanilla ice cream under that yard….. 🙂 but watch out for those beans………

  125. Da Punchbowl Kid February 14, 2010 5:06 pm

    That sure is a happy lookin’ snowman. He prolly doesn’t realize he’ll be melted away before long. I wish all snowmen looked as jolly. Must be because he’s Hawaiian. No?

    Now I’m starting to sound like Andy Rooney.

  126. Bulla February 14, 2010 5:09 pm

    Andy Rooney, i’ll give ya that….George Clooney…..hmmmm, i gave up drinking many years ago 🙂

    how you doing dpk? long time no smell, give your sweetie a huggie from ussie to the both of youeee, okayeeeee

    saw a thing on the news about Watanabe Florist and the rush for roses…..$350 for a floral arrangement? c’mon…………not in this life…………

  127. bighilofan2 February 14, 2010 5:35 pm

    howzit howzit


    behold! i went through my desk, then through the floor….
    marginalized the black hole, and waaalaaaa. i found your check. 😆

    what i going do with it now???

  128. Kekoa (iPhone) February 14, 2010 5:38 pm

    Bulla ~ Das why families request donations be made to charity in lieu of flowers, I guess. Still I like that some tradtions are still the norm. The Tsaiko wreath for braddah Fred added a very nice touch.

    Remember small kid time. Funeral flowers were abundant, and so much a part of the services. Certain varieties were known as Make-Man flowers. Shops on Maunakea and Smith St. were always buzzin’ with ladies making special arrangements. Just walking past them was a fragrent treat.

  129. Kekoa (iPhone) February 14, 2010 5:42 pm

    Bhf ~ Careful…rob goin’ tell you exactly what ‘fo do!

  130. Slugger February 14, 2010 5:49 pm

    I LOVE watching Chinese lion dances and hearing the drums & firecrackers. HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!! Kung Ho Sun Nin! Kung Hee Fat Choy! (…back outside to enjoy the lion dance…)

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  131. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 14, 2010 6:11 pm

    Anyone been to Le Bistro restaurant in Aina Haina? If so, how is it?

  132. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 14, 2010 6:19 pm

    A quick legislative update as promised:

    Two gambling bills are still alive. One would set up a casino in Waikiki and the other would allow casinos on DHHL land. No bills setting up a lottery or other kinds of gambling survived, BUT the concepts could be added to the first bill. Contact your state representative concerning these two bills if you support or oppose the concepts expressed in the two bills: HB2251 HD1 and HB HB2759 HB1.

    If you are not sure who your state representative is, click and follow the directions

    Both bills are currently waiting for a hearing before the House Finance Committee.

    The other issue – urging the University of Hawai`i to consider a student activity fee (not an athletic fee) – will be the subject of a resolution. A resolution expresses the intent of the Legislature but does not have the force of a law. More information on who will be submitting the resos is forthcoming.


    We have an extra set of basketball tickets for the February 20 two-fer. The women play at 5 pm and the men at 8 pm. We have season tickets for both teams.

    Other ticket giveaways: We also have two men’s basketball tickets and one baseball ticket to give away on February 25 – DrDoc has a meeting he must attend, but I plan to go the baseball game. You do NOT have to sit with me although I wouldn’t mind the company and the extra eyes.

    We also have two baseball tickets to give away on February 26 since we’ll be at the volleyball match which is also being played that same night.

    If you’d like a ticket or two, please send me an e-mail to swood at hoku dot com. Be sure to include your real name and a daytime or cell telephone number plus which sporting event you’d like to attend.

  133. Slugger February 14, 2010 6:30 pm

    OK! That restaurant and all of the people who fed the lion li-see are going to be really lucky, prosperous, healthy & happy this year. The lion just ended its dance.

  134. buffoman February 14, 2010 6:38 pm

    If gambling is going to happen, it needs to happen on a neighbor island, not Oahu. there is enough going on on this island and maybe it is time to spead out some of the growth t the neighborislands. Where? Molokai, South Point or maybe Honokaa. If the companies really want it, they would go there to do it. Hey, if Bugsy could build Las Vegas in the desert, let them (developers) gamble and make it happen in these places.

    If people want to come and not see gambling, they’ll continue to come to Oahu and Waikiki. If they want gambling they’d go and spend their dollars on the neighbor island.

  135. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 14, 2010 7:10 pm


    HB2251 HD1: Establishes a gaming commission to oversee casino gaming. Allows the gaming commission to issue one 5-year license to a casino gaming operation in a county with a population of more than 500,000. Limits casino gaming to persons over 21. Creates a wagering tax on casino gaming. (HB2251 HD1)

    HB HB2759 HD2: Authorizes the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) to allow gaming on Hawaiian Home Lands and to consult with the HHC Act beneficiaries and designate specific Hawaiian Home Lands parcels for the purposes of establishing casino gaming operations. Creates the Hawaii Gaming Commission to regulate casino gaming operations. Imposes a wagering tax on gross receipts of casino gaming operations and provides for distribution to the general fund and Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Fund. (HB2759 HD2)

    BUFFOMAN: If you feel strongly about either of these two bills, you MUST speak to your state legislator(s). As of this writing, the 17 members of the House Finance Committee have all the power to pass, amend, or kill the bill. These are very talented & hard-working people, but they are NOT mind-raders.

    If you do not know if your state legislator sits on the Finance Committee, here are the members:

    Representative Marcus R. Oshiro
    Representative Marilyn B. Lee

    Representative Henry J.C. Aquino
    Representative Karen Leinani Awana
    Representative Tom Brower
    Representative Isaac W. Choy
    Representative Denny Coffman
    Representative Sharon E. Har
    Representative Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran
    Representative Chris Lee
    Representative Scott Y. Nishimoto
    Representative Roland D. Sagum
    Representative James Kunane Tokioka
    Representative Jessica Wooley
    Representative Kyle T. Yamashita
    Representative Lynn Finnegan
    Representative Gene Ward

    If your representative does not sit on the Finance Committee, ask her or him to convey your position to the Committee on your behalf.

  136. al February 14, 2010 7:22 pm

    just back from yen king.
    celebrating chinese new year with the family.
    very nice buffet.

    they also brought in the lion’s dance.
    great job richard!

    we should have our next cc there.

  137. al February 14, 2010 7:29 pm

    andre the giant.

    steps in to a waikiki night club.
    takes a bar stool instead of a regular human sized chair.
    orders a six pack of budweiser.
    barkeep says, “er, ah, sorry mr. giant but i can only serve you one beer at a time.”
    “what!?”, says the big man.
    the barkeep turns away and hears, “one more beer here”
    barkeep delivers one more beer and turns away to hear, “another one!”
    after this goes on for fifteen seconds, the barkeep says, “okay you win.”
    and drops two six packs on the bar.

    i think he used to consume two cases per night. seriously speaking.

  138. Stephen Tsai February 14, 2010 7:41 pm

    I always liked the idea of a gambling island, a Disneyland-theme-park island, and a gay honeymoon island (hey, gays have the most disposable income).
    Of course, that Disneyland hotel is turning out to be very un-Disneylike. (Where are the rides?)
    I’m in favor of gambling here. It creates jobs. It stimulates the economy. And, hey, more advertising for our paper.
    But, then again, I might have a problem. Anybody who spends two nights gambling in Pullman …

  139. Ralph February 14, 2010 7:53 pm

    UH sponsors 7 men teams and run a deficit of about 2 million a year. Just checked out Stanford because their Wahine softball team played here, Stanford sponsors 17 men and 19 women sports. Are they running a huge deficit? Can their fb and bb program bring in the money to subsidize all the other sports? Stanford has a large endowment, shrank with the tanking economy but I doubt they use endowment money to finance sports.

  140. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 14, 2010 7:55 pm

    I’m not a gambler, but I too would favor gambling in Hawaii.

    Worried about “Da Hui” though… 😯

  141. SteveM February 14, 2010 7:58 pm

    Gambling island? Kahoolawe? That would certainly spur development there… 🙂

  142. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 14, 2010 8:00 pm


    What’s “shrank” mean to Stanford?


    No one pities the millionaire for losing 100K.

    Good people worry about the blue collar worker that has his paycheck stolen out of his pocket.

  143. Stephen Tsai February 14, 2010 8:09 pm

    From last year:

    The Associated Press is reporting, “Stanford’s athletic department is projecting a $5 million loss in revenue over the next three years and is considering cutting staff and eliminating some sports teams.

    “That’s the last thing they want to consider. They don’t want it to affect student-athletes,” a Stanford employee familiar with the budget issues told the AP on condition of anonymity because the person is not authorized to discuss the shortfall. “We do have some serious budget problems. We’re looking at other ways (to save).”

    Reducing travel costs also was being discussed.

    Stanford has 35 sports teams, 19 for women, 15 for men and one coed squad.

  144. Bigislandkurt February 14, 2010 8:11 pm

    Did anybody else notice that Koehler moved over to the offensive side of the ball at AZ?


  145. Ralph February 14, 2010 8:14 pm

    Stanford must rake in a lot of monies to project a 5 million deficit over 3 years while fielding 35 sports. JD would be on tranquilizers if he had to figure out how to balance his budget for 35 teams. lol. I know, he is not laughing.

  146. madeinhawaii February 14, 2010 8:30 pm

    Lanai and Molokai need new industries. Gambling and Casinos, however, will skyrocket property values and most of the next generation may find themselves dealing cards for their landlords or living in some other State.

  147. protector February 14, 2010 8:31 pm

    ST & others,

    Always felt they could’ve saved the floating Oceania Restaurant by making it a gambling casino. Again, the funds / revenue could’ve been used to fund Education, Social Welfare Programs, Job-Training, etc. But the stigma of legalized gambling” along with the powerful lobbyists always killed the bills. I say put it to the people. I feel the majority would vote for it.

  148. Slugger February 14, 2010 8:32 pm


    So you were there at yen king! That kung fu group played for a long time. I watched from my lanai & windows.

    Wonder if the team is going to have unsupervised workouts tomorrow?

  149. Ralph February 14, 2010 9:04 pm

    mbb on tv tomorrow at 4 pm HST khnl

  150. Ralph February 14, 2010 9:07 pm

    Protector Oceania! way too small, your vision needs to expand. If gamblling is permitted to finance education etc we need a larger venue. The Oceania restaurant would be occupied by the china town hui, no room for anyone else to gamble. lol.

  151. madeinhawaii February 14, 2010 9:25 pm

    We need something big.. HUGE.. a ship big enough to house the football field… … grab all the moolah from the visiting team’s fans… nyah har harrr…. owned by the State and leased/licenced for gambling …. provisions for funneling a percentage to UH athletics and the School’s College of TIM .

    but I suppose the NCAA would have some say in having gambling facilities too close to a college football stadium, eh?

    okay.. I’m dreaming..

  152. SteveM February 14, 2010 9:28 pm

    Oceania? Have to agree with Ralph…too small. How about floating islands as a compromise… all that stuff done “out of sight” at sea? Could spawn a new generation of booze cruises off Waikiki… 😐

  153. SteveM February 14, 2010 9:34 pm

    MIH — we discussed this before. But the new generation cruise ships are now wide enough to enclose the width of a football field and some bleachers. Length was never a problem. These ships don’t fit in the current Panama Canal. Off course, the hotel facilities (and casino) on such ships rival most 5 star hotels too.

  154. madeinhawaii February 14, 2010 10:03 pm


    Hotel.. casino.. football stadium.. and more… the current facilities could be converted to hotel and parking with trolleys to and from the ship 24/7.

    I saw a special on the RMS Queen Mary II and was impressed.

    Queen Mary 2’s facilities include fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, and the first planetarium at sea. There are also kennels onboard, as well as a nursery. Queen Mary 2 is one of the few ships afloat today to have remnants of a class system onboard, most prominently seen in her dining options.

    Just gotta eliminate a few pools… planetarium.. kennels… and we got the football field, eh?

  155. Ralph February 14, 2010 10:05 pm

    UH mbb has 6 games to go unless they make the WAC tournament and advance. They need to finish 4-2 to match last year totals, but that in itself will be difficult without help at the guard position.

  156. Garret February 14, 2010 10:08 pm

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

    Study found that humans are biologically able to run 40 mph…that would mean that the 100 meter dash could be completed in 6.67 seconds!

  157. Garret February 14, 2010 10:08 pm

    Interesting article about the hazards of laser vision correction surgery. I didn’t realize that 55% of Americans who have had laser vision correction surgeries are still wearing glasses or contacts some of the time. 53% of patients have at least one side effect within the first four weeks, with 22% of patients still having side effects 6 months after surgery.

  158. Garret February 14, 2010 10:08 pm

    Americans now consume 50% salt than they did 4 decades ago. If Americans cut salt intake in half, up to 150,000 premature deaths *each year* could be prevented. Research found that reducing salt intake by as little as 1 gram per day could save 200,000 lives over a decade.

  159. Garret February 14, 2010 10:09 pm

    California company recalled 4.9 million pounds of meat because the beef and veal were not produced in accordance to their company’s food safety plan. No E. coli cases have been reported, but they made the meat under unsanitary conditions.

  160. Garret February 14, 2010 10:10 pm

    Study found that companies lose an average of 1.5% of office productivity when employees access social networking sites like Facebook (I think that figure is actually underestimating the impact). The study found that 1 in 33 workers built their entire Facebook profile during work and the average worker uses it for 15 minutes a day.

  161. Garret February 14, 2010 10:10 pm

    Free play links pau.

  162. Stephen Tsai February 14, 2010 10:42 pm

    I wonder how much time was spent doing a study on social networking.

  163. Stephen Tsai February 14, 2010 10:44 pm

    Re: Gambling.
    It’s interesting that everyone always uses Las Vegas as the example for gambling.
    They could easily use every other state in the union except Utah (and Salt Lake City is only a two-hour drive from a casino town).
    Not sure of the harm over one casino. It’s not like there aren’t casinos already in town.

  164. whitey February 14, 2010 10:46 pm

    amazing how many “ego trippers” there are

  165. Slugger February 14, 2010 10:49 pm

    #157 ~ I have an acquaintance who underwent RK (radial keratotomy) before lasers were in use. He didn’t need to wear his glasses anymore, but at sunset, he would have star-patterned light bursts in his field of vision from the low angle of the setting sun. A real bummer when he was hunting.

  166. whitey February 14, 2010 10:49 pm

    the funny thing about vegas is that whenever any legislators, mayors, council people go on trips to the mainland for so called “job related” meetings, they always go to vegas either on their way to the meeting or after the meeting. then they come up with excuses that they are against gambling.

  167. whitey February 14, 2010 10:51 pm

    they also tax those who go to vegas, reno, etc.

  168. whitey February 14, 2010 10:53 pm

    mormons are not prohibited from gambling, they just have to give the church their share of the winnings.

  169. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 14, 2010 10:53 pm

    Garret: Please clarify your #158 post. Are we consuming more or less sodium? I assume that as a country it’s more, but as for me personally, it’s less, much less as long as I don’t eat much in the way of processed/prepared food.

    I remember years ago my aunt and uncle talking about hidden salt. Didn’t understand what they meant until labels started listing the sodium content. Wow!!

    Even a slice of Costco’s cheese pizza contains for than 3000 mgs of sodium.

    Read something about a year ago that the average daily consumption of sodium here in Hawai`i is close to 10,000 mgs because of the high sodium content in fast food and Asian and Polynesian foods. Unless someone does strenuous activities outdoors on a daily basis such as construction work, an adult male should consume no more than 2500 mgs and an adult male should consume 2000 mgs.

  170. whitey February 14, 2010 10:59 pm

    that is assuming that we are all the same size and shape.

  171. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 14, 2010 11:00 pm


    Gambling winnings in Hawai`i are not taxed because they are illegal. Granted, the IRS – and the Tax Department -could come after the winnings, but unless the winners flaunt their goodies, there is no way The Tax Man will pick up on them.

    However, in 48 other states, the casinos and the OTB places and the lottery offices and the bingo parlors all have to report what they paid out and that goes not only to the IRS but to the state tax departments.

    Local winners in Las Vegas do pay taxes, but winners here in Hawai`i do not.

  172. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 14, 2010 11:09 pm

    Sorry – the second “adult male” should read “adult femal.”

    Whitey – actually, while trying to get a handle on DrDoc’s dietary requirements following his heart attack in October, 2008, I found a lot of good information about sodium usage from reputable research centers. The more overweight someone is, the less sodium s/he consumes turns out to be a good thing. Even though he was not overweight and worked out on a daily basis both then and now, DD now tries to keep his sodium consumption under 2000 mgs per day – if he over-indulges, then it shows up in his ankles through water retention.

  173. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 14, 2010 11:11 pm

    FEMALE FEMALE – wish I hadn’t had the surgery.

  174. Slugger February 14, 2010 11:23 pm


    Garret meant we Americans are eating more salt. We should eat less salt. The article stated that our daily intake should be the equivalent of one (1) teaspoon of salt per day. Food in Hawaii is heavily salted, as I have found out since I’ve moved home. ‘Auwe! Very unhealthy. I’m working on changing that for myself. Lucky we have numerous farmers’ markets throughout the island.

    Now I just have to walk more ~ I’ve got to get to unsupervised practices, if they are out there at UH.

  175. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 15, 2010 12:07 am


    It’s 12. NCAA D1 women’s softball gets 12 schollies. Not sure if can split or not. So yeah, same amount for baseball I think…

  176. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 15, 2010 12:12 am

    Wonder how much time is spent in the office:

    -putting co-workers’ desk items in jello.
    -convincing people that they are receiving faxes from their future-versions of themselves.
    -planning parties.

  177. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 12:25 am

    Ferd wrote a great article in the HA about Mr. Rocha. what a class act he was. Good mentor he was.

  178. al February 15, 2010 12:29 am

    slugger…yup had an early dinner at yen king.

    food was excellent. i guess tonight was buffet night. that smoked tea duck is the bomb. their chicken wings are unreal. salt pepper shrimps…oh the list was long.

    i thought you were in mccully???

  179. al February 15, 2010 12:33 am

    if the marines ever vacate the islands….mokapu island would be a choice spot for an isolated casino resort area.

  180. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 12:51 am

    so here i sit, 2/15, thinking about flooding this site with friendly banter…

    and as I gaze fondly at my Mana Silva t shirt gracing da bod, i’m thinking why I like coming here. its where parents of some Warriors come hang out. its where my friends hang out.

    its where I’m hanging until 9/2, when I show up to yell and yell and yell…
    at the stadium…

    there is one thing worse than the negativists on the blog, Brew. its da gestapo at the SSC…. and at the stadium. maybe Jim Donovan and Virginia Hinshaw and the Stadium Authhority will get their heads right and deal with the Gestapo wannabeez, make a nice place for us to show pride for our team…. and send all doze guyz go work for TSA.

  181. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 12:55 am

    nite nite y’all. sweet Warrior dreams.
    i gonna make like Aranda. da 5 a.m. up an at em.

  182. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 12:57 am


    pretty cool pix Captain Midnight, Barbara.

    thanks ST 😀

  183. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 1:03 am

    so maybe i’ll stay up till 200

  184. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 1:04 am

    then again, maybe not.

    good night Brew. i know you peeking. 😆

  185. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 1:05 am

    anybody know if Koehler going LCC? what classes?

  186. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 1:05 am

    maybe he can get his varooom going faster than Kainoa L did.

  187. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 1:07 am

    would love to see some big Hawaii guyz look good in the USC game.
    that goin be one doozy of a game. they gonna be killaz, and we gotta be da killa killa.

  188. bighilofan2 February 15, 2010 1:10 am

    projecting confidence, and having confidence in yourself…
    that is my goal for the UH coaches this coming season

  189. minah byrd February 15, 2010 1:18 am

    re # 185

    going to da CC that’s closest to home, da rainy side.

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  193. Pomai February 15, 2010 4:43 am

    Wondering if Amanda has a split personality?

  194. 99club February 15, 2010 5:26 am

    Good morning Pomai and all Tsaikos.

    Like many of you, I’m looking forward to the release of next year’s schedule. Did some surfing on the WAC site and found the release dates of the 3 previous years:


    I’m thinkin’ April this year due to ESPN. If Boise gets past Va. Tech in September, ESPN will want to have them on every week. What do you think, Amanda? 😉

  195. LizKauai (iPhone) February 15, 2010 6:01 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Brrrr. Another crisp AM!

  196. tom February 15, 2010 6:02 am

    Got back to our cruise ship in Bangkok after spending a night in Angkor.

    Sorry to hear about Red Rocha, a fine gentlemen and my deepest sympathy to his family.

    Glad to hear about ST taking a stand against those characters that had been throwing much much poison in our Blog.

    Glad to hear about the success of the Wahines and our volleyballers!

  197. LizKauai (iPhone) February 15, 2010 6:03 am

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  198. Bulla February 15, 2010 6:15 am

    aloha to all the Tsaikos,

    and for those doing the Aloha Run……..good luck.

    bhf2, i hear that SK is at WCC, 6 classes and getting his schoolwork together 🙂

  199. Bandit February 15, 2010 6:32 am

    Aloha Warrior Nation!

    Does anyone know if an Army, Colorado and Vegas package at $2599 is a good deal?

  200. Bigislandkurt February 15, 2010 6:58 am

    Gambling or no gambling.

    Hawaii and Utah. Utah no count because they are driving distance to many a casino. So Hawaii is Solo in their non-gambling, keep it underground venture.

    So long as a certain senator from Hawaii and a Certain senator from Nevada keep “getting each other back” in DC, gambling will never happen so long as these certain senators are ranking members and calling shots.

    Mark my word.


  201. Bulla February 15, 2010 7:12 am


    i hear you, years ago there were ideas being thrown around about kahoolawe since the feds dumped so much money into the cleanup of unexploded ordinances…… sweet deal from Resorts Int’l. or someone, it was Merv Griffin’s company, they’ve had success at indian reservations. they come in, build everything, pay 10% off the top to the Native Hawaiians, employ native hawaiians in 70% of upper management positions, lease the property for only 6 years, and at the end of the lease…..leave the operation to be run by Native Hawaiians. they would cover all construction costs, infrastructure etc., but wanted the lease for 6 years, minimum to recoup their investment.

    sounds too good to be true…..guess it was…. 🙁

  202. wafan February 15, 2010 8:00 am

    Good morning, everyone!

  203. wafan February 15, 2010 8:01 am

    Fried up some eggs, over the cold rice, and enjoyed it with the spam on the blog.


  204. wafan February 15, 2010 8:08 am

    Nice to see Hawai’i’s kids hopefully returning to a successful career at the UH.

  205. wafan February 15, 2010 8:18 am

    #156 . . . How much faster would they run if chased by a cheeta?

    How fast could a Tsai-ko run if chasing a bag of cheetos? Better yet, a greenie?

  206. Tombo Ahi February 15, 2010 8:42 am

    Colt Brennan (and the Warrior Beat) featured on the official Redskins blog:

  207. wafan February 15, 2010 8:55 am

    Tombo . . .

    Thanks for the article.

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