Day 7

From today’s scrimmage:

• The offense had some big plays — three to be exact. David Graves threw a 61-yard scoring pass to Charles Clay. Cayman Shutter had TD passes of 74 yards to Breyden Torres-Keohokapu and 70 yards to Cecil Doe.

• Graves: 6 of 10 for 119 yards, no interceptions.

• Shutter: 4 of 10 for 151 yards, no interceptions.

• Drew Loftus dropped a sure touchdown pass. But it was encouraging he could get deep.

• Dylan McCagg had the biggest hit, on running back Jared Leaf.

• O-line did well, except for three false starts. They’re having trouble getting used to the different cadences.

• They went only 26 plays. Scrimmage ended when Trevor Davis caught a screen pass, then was hit hard by Brian Clay and Ijumaa “E.J. Armstrong. Davis fumbled, and Bubba Poueu-Luna recovered.

* * * * *

In a spectacular display of athleticsm, John Hardy-Tuliau blocked four consecutive kicks during yesterday afternoon’s practice.

Hardy-Tuliau had blocked 26 kicks during his high school career.

“I heard about that,” cornerback Tank Hopkins said of Hardy-Tuliau’s prep success. “I watched the highlights on YouTube. But I wasn’t sure how good high schools are on special teams. But ours is good. I’m a witness, and the myth is real. Yes, the myth is real.”

Hardy-Tuliau said the key is the “get-off” — attacking from the snap.

To squeeze pass the blockers, he said, “I get skinny. It’s not hard for me to do.”

Darryl McBride said: “I am the decoy when we block right. If I get in there, John is just going to have to share it.”

Hopkins and McBride each have blocked a kick in training camp.

“I’m coming back with a vengeance,” Hopkins said, smiling. “Watch out, John.”

After the session, head coach Greg McMackin said: “We’re going after (kicks) this year.”

Here are McBride, Hopkins and Hardy-Tuliau:


* * * * *

“I think he was a holdout,” offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich joked as wideout Terence Bell finally reported to training camp.

Bell, who is from Santa Rosa, Calif., was supposed to arrive last week Tuesday. But he tried to use a buddy pass, and was unsuccessful in securing a stand-by seat. He even flew to L.A. in the hope there would be a better chance of getting a seat. He ended up sleeping at LAX that night. He also slept over  once at the San Francisco Airport. After an unsuccessful week, he borrowed money to buy a full-priced, one-way ticket.



  1. chopsueyboy August 11, 2011 7:10 am


  2. chopsueyboy August 11, 2011 7:11 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  3. Da Punchbowl Kid August 11, 2011 7:14 am


  4. Da Punchbowl Kid August 11, 2011 7:14 am

    Dick Tomey!

  5. Da Punchbowl Kid August 11, 2011 7:21 am

    Prior to Coach Tomey’s first tenure here, blocked kicks were virtually unheard of. When he arrived kick blocking bacame S.O.P. and created many exciting plays as a result.

    I was wondering how long it would take Coach Tomey to make his presence felt on Special Teams this time around.

    Boom goes the dyn-o-mite!

    Great work by McBride, Hopkins and Hardy-Tuliau.

  6. warriorfan12 August 11, 2011 7:22 am

    top 10?

  7. warriorsun August 11, 2011 7:26 am

    granted, the receiver situation is not going according to plan, but it is what is. we have depth at the positions and they know the system and will step-up. if any one still remembers the old rental car commercials of a retro era, “no one tries harder than #2″….

  8. Bugaz August 11, 2011 7:28 am

    Hope Tank is all good. Saw him at yesterday’s practice stretching out. I think it was reported an ankle sprain?

  9. chopsueyboy August 11, 2011 7:30 am

    Aloha Terence Bell! Welcome to our islands

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid August 11, 2011 7:31 am


    It will be nice to the injured recievers getting reps ASAP. It’s also good that the backups have been getting reps and will be afforded a good look. The sooner we have all the recievers healthy, the better.

  11. koakane ip4 August 11, 2011 7:32 am


  12. Bugaz August 11, 2011 7:32 am

    Hopefully the Warrior Special Teams will live up to being “Special”. Letting Hardy-Tuliau go is a great start.

  13. Bugaz August 11, 2011 7:35 am

    Not to great of a plan by young Mr. Bell. Got to have the back-up plan in place when flying stand by. Must work extra hard now.

  14. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 7:39 am


    True on the backup plan. Hard on the budget for a walk-on. Buddy pass cost him under $100. Had to pay a lot more for the one-way ticket.

  15. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 7:40 am

    Don’t forget. It’s the rookie scrimmage today.

  16. tommui August 11, 2011 7:43 am


    Top 20?

    Must try to get up this AM to see the scrimmage. (Or is it in the afternoon?)

  17. CoolEthan August 11, 2011 7:45 am

    Tomeys “Desert Swarm” Defense is still a top buzz term amongst CFB and NFL. Denver Broncos new D utulizing some of its influence.

  18. CoolEthan August 11, 2011 7:46 am

    1st receivers waiting out the healing period will turn out for the best for the entire team.

  19. Bugaz August 11, 2011 7:49 am

    True that ST on Budget, may have been a better idea for him to leave Cali earlier and have to sleep at HNL airport or tent on the beach, especially if you are a walk-on. Got to earn your stripes! Tardiness doesn’t help. Anyhow glad he made it here safely.

  20. warriorsun August 11, 2011 7:49 am

    coach tomey inspires…..already causing concern in boulder….that means more prep time by the buffs for warrior special team play. either way, coach is getting his job done.

  21. Bugaz August 11, 2011 7:51 am

    #18 I believe you are right. 1’s are that for a reason, and while they are out the depth is just getting better with repetition.

  22. koakane August 11, 2011 7:51 am


    The following are the eight American Legion World Series teams:

    • Northeast Division – Bedford, N.H., sponsored by Stevens-Buswell Post 54.

    • Southeast Division – Gaffney, S.C.; sponsored by Post 109.

    • Central Plains Division – Eden Prairie, Minn.; sponsored by Eden Prairie Baseball Association.

    • Northwest Division – Waipahu, H.I., “Mauradeurs;” sponsored by Post 56.

    • Mid-Atlantic Division – Brooklawn, N.J.; sponsored by Legion Post 72.

    • Great Lakes Division – Midland, Mich., Berryhill Post 165.

    • Mid-South Division – Tupelo, Miss., “49ers,” sponsored by Post 49.

    • Western Division – Las Vegas “Titans,” sponsored by Nevada Youth Baseball Association.

    World Series festivities kick off Thursday with a banquet dinner, along with a concert performance by Grammy winner Ronnie Dunn and special guest Colt Ford. Once games get under way, two other highly anticipated appearances include NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the 88 National Guard Car on Aug. 15, and American Legion/David Law Firm 76 Freedom Car and driver Jerick Johnson on Aug. 11.

    Games swing into action at 10 a.m. EDT on Aug. 12 at Keeter Stadium in Shelby with a game between Eden Prairie, Minn., and Midland, Mich.. But before the first pitch is thrown, fallen heroes from the eight teams’ regions will be announced and honored. This is just one of the many ways the military and its servicemembers will be represented during the four-day event.

    Follow the 2011 Legion Baseball World Series teams in action Aug. 12-16 live, and for free, on ESPN3. Fans can quickly access ESPN3 by visiting, where a direct link to the site is available.

  23. SteveM August 11, 2011 7:53 am

    Good morning everyone!

  24. GoodLookingPake August 11, 2011 7:59 am


    August 10th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    ST probably knows who the QBs are.

    But so does AL, the Shadow and Tweety Bird!

    Two questions ???

    What does the Shadow do when we have a Lahaina Noon type day ???

    What does Tweety bird do when he/she detects poison gas ???

    Before that happens, It would be nice to know the name’s of the two(2) QB’s

    Mahalo nui loa

  25. CoolEthan August 11, 2011 8:00 am

    My dream season would be a repeat when the score is a runaway situation in at least half the games, and Moniz gives way in the 3rd quarter to the backup QB that will most likely be next years starter. And watch the backup rack up reps and points

  26. warriorsun August 11, 2011 8:01 am

    #10 dpk,

    i hear you loud and clear.

    i guess what im saying at this point is we go with what we have.

    as i said days ago at the outset of fall camp about turf toe and hammies–they heal on their own time. if rushed, it may linger all season. especially with skilled players. so, plan B is in play.

  27. LizKauai August 11, 2011 8:04 am


    ST- your pics are really getting awesome!

    Could it be that the players are no longer crying “shark” and running away?

    Welcome Terence Bell!

    Have a GREAT Thursday and Scrimmage today!

  28. WarriorNY August 11, 2011 8:23 am


    You’re giving away our secret weapon!

  29. WarriorNY August 11, 2011 8:25 am

    Hey all,

    Looks like Kealoha is getting some notice…

  30. WarriorNY August 11, 2011 8:26 am


    I’m just kidding… Appreciate the blog… Thanks for the constant Warrior news…

  31. Old Diver August 11, 2011 8:31 am

    Great news on special teams. The threat of having your kick blocked is just as nerve racking as the threat of being sacked. It plays on your mind, and I hope to see Coach Tomey’s special teams playing the mind game.

  32. madeinhawaii August 11, 2011 8:34 am

    Morning all…

    University of Hawaii continues it’s profiles of player positions today with a summary of the Wide Receivers…

    Article here:

    Youtube interview with Mouse Davis here:

  33. Slugger August 11, 2011 8:36 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Yah-Hoo! Block them kicks! Those guys are gooood.

    Glad T. Bell finally got here. Didn’t someone at the PTG say they met a WVB prospect who ran into the same problem trying to get here on a buddy pass? Oh, it was Momo.

  34. Garret August 11, 2011 8:44 am

    It is *great* to hear about the blocked kicks! I’m glad that the team will aggressively go after kick blocks, taking advantage of Hardy-Tuilau’s skills in that area. Kick blocks can turn around a game…and probably were the reason why UH ended up winning at Army, which might have been the turning point for the season.

    Of course the downside is that the blocking for the kicker seems to have a little bit of work to do to get ready for the season…

  35. Garret August 11, 2011 8:45 am

    It is hard to miss camp because of trying to use a Buddy Pass…the time in camp is priceless. But sometimes a player might not have much of a choice I guess.

  36. Garret August 11, 2011 8:46 am

    If Toronto doesn’t turn its season around quickly, they could change their coach/GM. That would be really bad for Chad Owens, as he’s already seen as a problem for their salary cap and a new coach would want to make changes.

    Chad Owens, a dynamic returner last year, was deemed to be worthy of a contract paying him between $150,000-$200,000 this year because Barker thought he could also be a full-time starter on offence. Owens had some interest in the National Football League from the New York Jets, but had already been in the NFL without any success and the likelihood is he would have received a marginal signing bonus at best the second time around. If any team had offered him serious money up front, do you think he wouldn’t have jumped at that chance? Clearly it would have indicated the degree of seriousness and intent. Instead, Barker believed he couldn’t afford to lose Owens due to his value as a returner and opted instead to extend his contract with a major upgrade in pay while giving him a bigger role on offence. The list of returners who have also been every-down players is brief. Owens hasn’t produced as well on special teams this year and hasn’t done much on offence. But his salary eats up money that could be used on a more experienced receiver.

  37. PBnJz August 11, 2011 8:47 am

    What time is am practice on Friday?

  38. Garret August 11, 2011 8:48 am

    Chad talks about how he knows he has to be better with ball control. 5 fumbles in 5 games (3 lost) is not a good way for him to get interest from NFL scouts in the future.

    While the explosive Toronto Argonauts kick returner leads the Canadian Football League in combined return yards, he is also tops in a somewhat less admirable category — most fumbles lost.

    “I’m upset at myself because you never want to let your teammates down that way,” he said. “That was one of the things I told myself in the off-season. Always try to do my best for the guy next to me. It’s not about me scoring on a punt return or a kickoff or the yards I gain. It’s about doing my job and at the end of the play making sure we still have the ball.

    “Good play, bad play, one snap, clear — that’s the way you have to think,” he said. “You can’t put pressure on yourself and think I did that so now I’ve got to make up for it. You don’t want to go down that road.–argos-owens-vows-to-hang-on-to-the-ball

  39. Garret August 11, 2011 8:51 am

    The rumor that Notre Dame and Texas might be partially due to how Notre Dame is setting up their own network. That type of network would work in the Big 12, but would not be allowed in the Big 10.

    Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick sees a Notre Dame network in the athletic department’s future, according to comments published this week.

    Asked in WSBT radio in South Bend, Ind., about Texas’ Longhorn Network, and a possible similar model for the Fighting Irish, Swarbrick outlined his thoughts for down the road. Swarbrick said Notre Dame’s network won’t look like Texas’ one.

  40. Big_Daddy_Knows August 11, 2011 8:52 am

    Good Morning ST! I wasn’t really correcting your entry (“turf foe”), I figured you were writing it like that. LOL. A friend of mine, from the mainland, that I told, that reads your blog too, told me you changed it. I thought it was creatively cool. (I guess only I would think that. LOL)

    But wait a minute, I know I get made fun of sometimes, but how about them socks. LOL. He’s getting acclimated to Hawaii maybe? No harm done. LOL.

    I think I’m getting the hang of blogging. I like reading the posts sometimes too. LOL.

  41. A-joe August 11, 2011 9:04 am

    Welcome to the islands, Terence. Enjoy your stay here in Paradise!

    Braddahz- kindly get Terence up to speed with the Island Living. Help him get acclimated and ready to become a Warrior for LIFE!!

  42. papajoe2 August 11, 2011 9:05 am

    Remember how the whole offensive game changed when Pilares got hurt on the opening kickoff in the bowl game? That’s why I worry about the missing receivers. Hope they can get together soon. When the timing is off or a receiver runs the wrong route, there may be a lot of ints. Good thing Moniz is an experienced QB. If he goes out, backup may have a difficult time. Can’t rush healing though. Just wishing.

  43. Big_Daddy_Knows August 11, 2011 9:10 am

    You know what ST, his arrival reminds me of when Dustin Blount left the island. He was packed with a big suitcase like that too.

  44. Bowwar August 11, 2011 9:11 am

    #39 Garret: One of the main reasons Chad was dropped from Jacksonville in the NFL was his propensity to fumble. That trait won’t get him any NFL looks unless he corrects it.

  45. Bowwar August 11, 2011 9:12 am

    Feel bad about Terence Bell, as he was on the 2nd unit for the wideouts and likely to get some playing time…This type of set-back just puts him back into the mix.

  46. A-House August 11, 2011 9:15 am


    “receiver runs the wrong route” – if the receiver feeds off the defense and takes what’s given to him – how could he run the wrong route?

    is it because the QB is thinking differently – maybe it was the QB who read wrong – either way to make it really work, QB and receiver must spend a lot of time “talking story” – I would presume that all the receivers would be present so they can see the 4 receivers running patterns simultaneously and who/how each reacts to the defensive scheme

    perhaps the defensive back and receivers can run plays and capture what happens – record the play and re-play it and disect it so all can see and understand what’s happening

    it is said: “tell me and I will forget” – “show me and I will remember” – “involve me and I will understand”

  47. A-House August 11, 2011 9:16 am

    with all the “guards’ Coach Gib is signing – maybe Miah O can concentrate on football only the next 2 years?

  48. Kekoa August 11, 2011 9:19 am

    *Twinkle Toe Tsaiko’s*

    Those of us youngsters who played barefoot football up at KS-Kapalama nevah had turf toe…however, we did suffer from ‘smash’ toe! (…and smash face, cuz nevah had face guards on da helmets!)

  49. mctruck August 11, 2011 9:23 am

    check-in….check-out; have a beautiful day Tsaikos.

  50. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 11, 2011 9:29 am

    How can we help Terence Bell – and others who are not on scholarships – without violating NCAA rules – even as small a thing as paying for his breakfast or lunch?

  51. d1shima(Aria'd) August 11, 2011 9:30 am

    First re-establish Special Teams Specials….next, bring back da Muddle Huddle. 😉

  52. d1shima(Aria'd) August 11, 2011 9:32 am

    …really give the Buffs some things to worry about.

  53. al August 11, 2011 9:35 am

    ahouse…barring injury. miah will play his last season of basketball soon after the last football game this year. he’s always wanted to play bb and he won’t forego that opportunity.

  54. al August 11, 2011 9:45 am

    kekoa…you played in barefoot league? how old you my brother?

    you might have played with my dad.

  55. clowns nose August 11, 2011 9:49 am

    I much rather see a picture of a hardworking football player than one that shows up to camp one week late. But that’s my opinion. So please skip what I have to say further if you don’t want to read my opinion of the player arriving one week late to training camp.

    Something like this wouldn’t happen if Coach Jones was here because the players would fear being one minute late to training camp.

    With Coach Mack there’s no fear. Coach Mack coddles his players. They know.

    In any walk in life if a person that’s late for an appointment, departing flight, class, court appearance, boot camp, job interview, other college’s football camp there would be a price to pay. A huge price. Not here at Hawaii football. Here they get their picture in a blog with their suitcase in tow. And the offensive coordinator (which Rolovich should think twice of what he says) making light of the player being late.

    If the rules are written in stone that a player arriving late is kicked off the team… no player would be late. Period. Because there would be too much at stake. The player wouldn’t risk gambling on stand by flights. That’s the way it should be. Here at Hawaii with a nurturing coach, the player (I guess) has a lot of string to play with.

    If a student arrived one minute late to class (I’ve seen this at UH) the professor closed the door on the student (regardless of the excuse). Why? Because it’s a distraction and it affects the other students. The professor wouldn’t tolerate it.To me that makes sense. It should also make sense for the HC to view the player arriving one week late to training camp as a distraction, intolerable and inexcusable.

  56. haka August 11, 2011 9:54 am


  57. warriorsun August 11, 2011 9:58 am

    with the clear exception of royce, there is no one else on the projected starter wr/slot list that can claim ownership of timing with bryant. most of the backups except for juco trans gant and true frosh amadi have multi years of apprenticeship. running “correct” routes involves rns IQ. this trait is not the exclusive domain of starters. lol. in fact, the opposite may be true as is often the case at manoa. there are receivers with higher football iq but lower in assest skills. sampson, avery, jett, clapp, placebar and bell (when he gets into shape) all have years of learning skills under their belt. naturally, they must demonstrate they possesses the physical skills to make it all come together. like i said, injuries or ailments, whatever your characterization, renders a player less than 100%.

    so, we go with what we have. if sampson remains injury free and bright continues to hobble–we have a trade off. lwr bright is stronger when played physically by a corner at the line and lwr sampson is quicker deep.

    clapp and placebar are very capable IQ slots, who knows….

  58. kruzen August 11, 2011 10:01 am


  59. RedZone August 11, 2011 10:03 am

    They helped players at Boise State which is why their AD is gone. I have always wondered how they did it. You got to cheat to win.

  60. 808bowler August 11, 2011 10:12 am

    Morning everyone….

  61. Kevin August 11, 2011 10:15 am

    Hardy-Tuliau is amazing. He appears to have great instincts and is always where the ball is.

    Mike Wadsworth was another. Even though we got a quick glimpse of him for one season, I cannot wait for his return.

  62. Kevin August 11, 2011 10:16 am

    With more “free range” Alex Dunnachie is gonna make people forget some of those muffed punts in previous seasons.

    Let ’em KICK AWAY!!!!

  63. Kevin August 11, 2011 10:17 am

    Anyone seen how Hadden is doing with his kick-offs?

  64. warriorsun August 11, 2011 10:18 am

    sure would like a report on trench drills betw ol and dl.

    offensive line was signficantly behind in the spring game but with a load of underclassmen their overall learning curve may spike. rem, colorado’s strength on paper, lays with their OL.

    coach jon is an nfl type tough-guy-coach and will run right at us. im thinking our LBs make the diff in this game, if we stay injury free. our cbs and safeties have a lot to prove as a db unit and remain the overall darkhorse on D. i dont see a hell of alot of depth here, so, staying healthy is key.

  65. Kevin August 11, 2011 10:19 am

    Barefoot League.

    Good retailer with nice merchandise and a great story.

    Just a popular clothing line from some high school friends supporting Hawaii-based athletes. Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, BJ Penn, Shane Victorino, etc…

  66. warriorsun August 11, 2011 10:24 am

    the nfl is moving the yardstick up 5 yards on the KOs. apparently too many injuries on the returns. pro kickers should put it in the stands from this distance. which reminds me that tomey once disdained kicking it out of the endzone. idk, if he has changed. look, if we have the leg to put it out, do it! keeping it on the 20 is a quiet victory for our special teams and im sure the D wont object.

  67. Kevin August 11, 2011 10:25 am

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    August 11th, 2011 at 9:29 am

    How can we help Terence Bell – and others who are not on scholarships – without violating NCAA rules – even as small a thing as paying for his breakfast or lunch?

    Fans/boosters could invite student-athletes over to your personal residence ONLY for an occasional meal. UH compliance advises no more than 2x a semester.

    NCAA allows “occasional” meals like this.

    Why your residence only??? I dunno. I don’t think the NCAA even knows either. 😆 😆 😆

  68. Kevin August 11, 2011 10:35 am


    Did you decide on those individual game tickets?

  69. A-House August 11, 2011 10:38 am


    muddle huddle? did not the NCAA forbid that after UH pulled it against Illinois in the 1992 Holiday Bowl, scored a TD, only to have it nullified by the head ref because, according to him, he was not “notified” by UH players?

    it was great to see UH pull that off!!!

  70. Kevin August 11, 2011 10:39 am

    I heard on the Bobby Curran Show that apparently UH is allowing a season-long opportunity for UH football and Rainbow Wahine volleyball fans to purchase tickets and have them “prorated”.

    Ummm, if they can allow this, why not start selling football and volleyball season tickets earlier?

    Having to monitor the “pro-ration” (I think I made up that word 😆 ) during a season has got to be more of a hassle than starting the selling/renewal of season tickets for football in January right????

  71. A-House August 11, 2011 10:40 am


    if Miah does MBB, he will be behind the curve again if the new ones really improve, apply their skills, and keep winning.

    personally, I would love to see Miah on the BB court again – such excitement!

  72. Kevin August 11, 2011 10:42 am

    Selling of UH season tickets…

    Is the last minute selling of season tickets due to the staffing at the ticket office? Seems like most of the workers there, including supervisors, are student workers and during the summer can a university employ students on a part time basis. Im sure some students wouldn’t mind a part time summer job. Heck, it’s extra cash in their pocket to spend on summer “activities”. 😉

  73. A-House August 11, 2011 10:43 am

    Kevin #71:

    is UH thinking of an “10 or 11 month installment plan” to pay for tickets?

    once set up, it can be easy to monitor who paid.

    would make life financially easier for many.

  74. A-House August 11, 2011 10:46 am


    in my last year at UH, I held a “part-time” ground keepers job during the summer, but that was a long time ago.

    it would benefit UH to have “part-time” employees during the summer; especially if they are taking classes during the day and at night.

  75. LizKauai August 11, 2011 10:47 am

    Hmmm… I will need WVB tix for October 21 and 23… Woo Hoo!

  76. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 11, 2011 10:53 am

    Re my inquiry: DrDoc and I are preparing dinner for the Family Promise program this Saturday which will be served at a local church. We’ll have lots of food and fun available, but I gather this does not qualify under NCAA rules.

    It costs about $20,000 for tuition/books/fees & core living expenses for out of state students.

    Back to Colt: Let’s be realistic here. The UFL is on the edge of going out of business altogether. How could any of the four remaining teams find the $$$$ to hire additional players?

  77. Kevin August 11, 2011 10:58 am

    The rise of Miah on the hardcourt fit so well into the new era of Rainbow Warrior Basketball under Gib Arnold, I swear it was almost “scripted”. 😆

    What else gets fans into a product better when you have a young energetic and charismatic head coach and out of nowhere this local kid with high school accolades that has not seen D1 college action prior to that season coming on and making the biggest impact against the #24 team in the country on the week his father passed away.

    My God…

    I will always remember that home game against Utah State. The SSC was packed and mirrored the real college basketball atmosphere usually only found at UH during those 11pm ESPN marathon games. There were many times where the noise was simply EPIC and you couldn’t escape the emotion. No amount of HD or surround sound will give you that feeling.. that rush. It’s a natural high.

    Even though we lost, I saw magic unfold that night and saw a young man become a “quiet” hero during a difficult time in his life.

    Chicken skin to see the entire Ostrowski Ohana in attendance as Miah went up to see them immediately after the game. The fans knew it as many stuck around to see that moment as Ostrowski walked back to the locker room to a standing ovation.


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  79. Kevin August 11, 2011 11:04 am


    I don’t think UH offers payment plans like an extended lay-away for season tickets. They do offer splitting payments like pay half now and the other half will be charged to your card like 50 days later or something like that.

    I don’t know how their online system works, but would need an efficient system to monitor a 7-10 month payment plan for upwards of several hundred, maybe a thousand people.

    It would be like a billing system.

    UH could just offer the same current payment options, but just advance the start date from summer back to the spring. It should result in people receiving their tickets a little earlier too then having to SQUEEZE with the season a few weeks away.

  80. Kevin August 11, 2011 11:05 am


    Yes. Not permissible since the church is not your personal residence.

  81. Kevin August 11, 2011 11:10 am

    On paper it is a good idea to offer an extended payment plan, but for the time frame of 7-10 months to me, personally, if someone needs that amount of time to pay for season tickets, that individual might need to re-evaluate their financial situation and their priorities.

    In compairison, these are not like those RIP OFF NFL season ticket prices.

    Most people that would need that kind of time to pay for season tickets probably won’t do it since I am sure they will have more pressing personal financial matters to attend to before thinking about their entertainment budget.

    Me and my friends ain’t rich and that is why we are content with my cheapo season tickets at $99.00 a pop.

  82. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 11:35 am

    Hey, ST, does Mack now allow photos at practice or is that a special permission only for members of the media?

  83. Mario August 11, 2011 11:38 am

    Cracks me up when I hear someone bust on guys people being late. You never was late in your life? Please, relax. He will have to deal with it. No need you hating on him. Stop acting like you are perfect, you are not! If you were never late, you would be the #1 post everyday.

  84. WarriorNY August 11, 2011 11:43 am

    Hey all… cool interview with Panthers Coach on Kealoha Pilares….

    On if rookie wide receiver Kealoha Pilares is catching his eye: Very much so. There is a group of young receivers that have caught my eye. Again, we’ve talked about Armanti (Edwards) as well. When you see a young guy succeeding and taking those steps forward, it’s kind of neat.

    On what he likes about Pilares: There is a quickness about him, and he’s got good football sense and savvy. Also, he’s a guy that we’re looking to potentially contribute on special teams.

  85. A-House August 11, 2011 11:50 am


    Early season ticket sales maybe an interest for many, yet it hinges on some things out of the control of UHAD – such as scheduling of games (hope MWC is better than the WAC) and printing of tickets (done locally or go to mainland source?).

    Others mentioned before the collection of a $50/seat refundable deposit early, like 1/1, and apply deposit to the cost of season tickets later. $$$ must go into an “escrow” account.

    How many would accept a $50 non-refundable deposit for season tickets? Would UH make exceptions for financial hardship, death, etc.?

  86. Ralph August 11, 2011 12:06 pm

    on Volleyshots Cindy had to delete and block Mick’s comments on August 9th, too personal and abrasive. She said it is her blog and her rules apply. She also mentioned that it is a repeat of last season when someone name Steven/Steve did the same thing Mick is doing.

    A few comments later, Laura posted a comment to Cindy. Multiple personalities abound on the blog.

  87. A-House August 11, 2011 12:12 pm


    do we not have the same names here? at least person is consistent – contents of message is————.

  88. Ralph August 11, 2011 12:12 pm

    Go to Channel 254 to view Oceanic’s PPV schedule. All games on channel 255.

    Schedule for football and men and women basketball. No wvb on ppv. the question is, will they be televising wvb?

  89. Wes'side Warrior August 11, 2011 12:14 pm

    Howzit, everyone!

    Lots of good back and forth discussion today. I love the news on Special Teams. Bringing that part of the game back into the game is exciting just thinking about it!

    No need get all huhu about T. Bell. I’m sure he was in contact with the coaches concerning his situation. Not like our student-athletes have bursting pockets of moolah to come and go as they please. He tried returning via an unsuccessful method, and eventually ended up borrowing the funds to fly. He’s here and ready to go. ‘Nuff already!

  90. bigislandkurt August 11, 2011 12:20 pm

    Why did I think that players got their airline tickets covered?


  91. Ralph August 11, 2011 12:23 pm

    Football is here!

    Oakland Raiders vs Arizona Cardinals at 4 p.m. today, K5

    Samson Satele #64 Oakland

    Reagan Mauia #45 Arizona

  92. 女子徵信 August 11, 2011 12:25 pm

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  93. A-House August 11, 2011 12:31 pm

    #92 – are you optimistic about the “black and blue” for 2011?

    trying to figa out how 49ers going position themselves to draft A. Luck in 2012? just lose all da games? nah, coach goin get fired. they don’t have da players 4 trade.

    watch out – 49ers goin win the NFC West in 2011. har, har, de har!

  94. Ralph August 11, 2011 12:31 pm

    channelsurfing nfl under “other” sports. broadcast is delayed by a day

    Friday videos available:

    Friday (12 August)

    01:30 Edmonton – Montreal

    01:30 Jacksonville Jaguars – New England Patriots

    01:30 Baltimore Ravens – Philadelphia Eagles

    02:00 Seattle Seahawks – San Diego Chargers

    02:30 Denver Broncos – Dallas Cowboys

    04:00 Arizona Cardinals – Oakland Raiders

  95. clowns nose August 11, 2011 12:33 pm



    This wouldn’t happen at Boise. At Washington. Or SMU. Why? Because the coaches cultivate the right way of doing things (I continuously read their team blogs and have a sense of how the coaches think…for they seem to look in weeding out players that don’t conform). You have to respect old school coaching values.I do.

    I’ve personally seen Timmy Chang (go ask him) show up to practice late by a few minutes

    and got the worst of it from Coach Jones that to me it looked like Chang was in tears.That’s an example a cultivating a good way of doing things because it puts the fear in the other players to keep in a straight line.

    My contention is that if Coach Mack put the fear in players of being late for training camp it wouldn’t happen. There would no distraction. Nobody would be late. There would too much at stake for the player. There wouldn’t be any excuses. Period.

  96. Derek August 11, 2011 12:34 pm

    Welcome back, Terence Bell! As a receiver, he must have a nickname. How about “Tinker”!

    When he scores, let’s ring that little “cow” bell. Hope you have a good practice today.

  97. Slugger August 11, 2011 12:35 pm

    I like what I saw of Cecil Doe this morning. Cayman Shutter did well. Da oddah guys will have to fill you in about practice.

    Saw David Hafoka there with Kainoa LaCount. He said he’s waiting on the NCAA clearance to play a 6th year, since he didn’t play his junior year. Hopefully he’ll get the word soon.

  98. al August 11, 2011 12:39 pm

    ahouse…miah will do mbb and he should. his playing time may not be as significant as last year because the small shaq will be entrenched as the pg by then, however, how many kids get an opportunity to play at the d1 level, let alone in two sports.

  99. Slugger August 11, 2011 12:39 pm


    You going to the WVB game on 10/23, Sunday, too? Idaho…at 5 pm. Got the scoop on the 22nd and it looks like I’ll be at the Hawai’i Theatre that night.

  100. haka August 11, 2011 12:45 pm

    Go Special Teams!

    Go Special Forces!

    You have to be SPECIAL to be a FORCE!

    May the FORCE be with us!

    Go Warriors!

  101. Stuart August 11, 2011 12:50 pm

    Somebody help me. I am tryng to get in touch with Terrence Bell and his girlfriend. They lived in our complex before they went to Santa Rosa this summer. Very nice young couple

  102. al August 11, 2011 12:52 pm

    slugger…did doe remedy his “slippery fingers”?

  103. warriorsun August 11, 2011 12:56 pm

    if uh furnished the money for bell’s trip, he would have little excuse to be tardy. but, if he is paying his own way i can see the reason for the buddy pass and the attendant risks. it all comes down to dollars. in bell’s case he made it. i know many that travel on the buddy pass to save $$. sometimes you’re lucky and often times not.

    the point with bell, he is not in the doghouse with his coaches–that speaks volumes and prolly explains their tolerance ($$).

    now, that bell is on board, he needs to work hard–who knows, he may be seated in first-class come september 3rd.

  104. A-House August 11, 2011 12:58 pm


    yep, will be nice to see Miah on the hard wood again – one final season – his leadership will be a plus for Coach Gib as others are new, but hopefully game tough by 12/2011.

  105. Kevin August 11, 2011 1:06 pm

    Wes’side Warrior,

    You making it down here in late March or early April?

    Softball senior day/night.

  106. Kekoa August 11, 2011 1:06 pm

    Al ~ Barefoot football, minus shoes and face mask was pure competition for each of the ROTC Companies in the Regiment.

    The team colors and names were handed down from those who passed before us. Names like Mo’i – Ali’i – Eleu – Kilakila and Imua, were used as the sport followed the seasons.

    I’m not that old Al! You’re thinking of the BFL that played at Moilili field. My uncle Herman Naki played in that one, prolly with your dad.

  107. Kevin August 11, 2011 1:07 pm


    Kind of sick seeing the word “FORCE” on this blog.

    😆 😆 😆 😆

  108. Garret August 11, 2011 1:09 pm

    If Texas A&M leaves, the Big 12 may expand to 12 teams…looks like there may be 3 slots for BYU, Houston, Louisville, and/or Air Force.

    The Big 12 school official told the Statesman he had heard that the Big 12, to survive in the event of A&M’s departure, would consider inviting Notre Dame and Arkansas to join, but he admitted those schools were unlikely to be interested. Other possibilities, the source said, include Houston, Louisville, Brigham Young and Air Force. He saw TCU — which joins the Big East next year — as an unlikely school to approach.

  109. warriorsun August 11, 2011 1:14 pm

    rb is one position where cream rises fast.will gregory and jared leaf are interesting gets.

    if these two frosh have the natural gifts, it will show immediately and ditto w their playing time.

    rbs, jackson-iosefa are a package deal. both have differing set of skills with some overlap.

    good rb-tandem for our offense system.

    this unit has the look of overall depth and youth. much deeper than we have seen in the past w solid potential for the future.

  110. LizKauai August 11, 2011 1:18 pm

    Kevin- the tribute to Miah is just beautiful…

    ahh… Happy Thursday.





  111. kruzen August 11, 2011 1:21 pm

    If Texas A&M departs to the SEC, would the SEC expand to 14 or 16 teams?

    If so, who else would the SEC invite?

    This should be interesting.

  112. warriorsun August 11, 2011 1:22 pm

    clapp and placebar are solid blue-collar slots. we are fortunate to have these two. if the wheel-of-fate-spins and they end up as starters, i can see something positive. neither has blink-of-the-eye speed but have an uncanny ability to get open. in our system–that works.

  113. Couch potato August 11, 2011 1:23 pm

    easier to drive to camp then it is to fly. anywhozit, it’s not like there was an intent to be late for camp. plans were made that didn’t work out. would’ve been worse if he got drunk, arrested, and then missed his flight. now there is no excuse for that.

  114. LizKauai August 11, 2011 1:24 pm

    Slugger- yes. I am on the 10pm flight home… hopefully make it in time 😉

    Making the most out of a 2 sport, 3 game weekend!

  115. RedZone August 11, 2011 1:24 pm

    Ravens vs Eagles game starting right now.

  116. Kevin August 11, 2011 1:24 pm


    T’was not an intended tribute, but just an account of what I saw.

    Just an honest testament to being at a UH game live and in person and more people that have the capacity to attend UH games live should do so. Simply choosing to stay at home “cause can”, I feel for those people, they will NEVER know what they are missing.

    Sounds cheesy, but you just never know when “magic” can happen.

  117. LizKauai August 11, 2011 1:27 pm

    Kevin- the unintended tributes are the most meaningful ones.

    And I agree- nothing like BEING THERE!

    GO RAVENS!!!

  118. RedZone August 11, 2011 1:32 pm

    No run blocking by the Ravens so far. Eagles dominating the los.

  119. Couch potato August 11, 2011 1:33 pm

    nothing wrong with staying home or going someplace else to watch a game with friends, family, or by oneself. sure some magic moments can’t be caught from a camera’s perspective but that doesn’t mean one cannot share in the same magic moment a person who is there live experiences.

    a once in a lifetime experience can also be seen through the eyes of a camera.

    don’t belittle someones magic moment just because that person is not there to see it live, in person, or up close and personal. we can all share magic moments.

  120. haka August 11, 2011 1:34 pm


    Another “F” word…

    As my Scottish uncle would say, “aye lad, may the farce be wid ya”

  121. RedZone August 11, 2011 1:35 pm

    Ravens score 1st with a field goal that hits the left upright and bounces in. They were able to move the ball early using their passing game but couldn’t run the ball at all.

  122. Kevin August 11, 2011 1:36 pm


    Get too much F’s already.

  123. koakane August 11, 2011 1:43 pm

    Kekoa and Al

    Kevin:Barefoot League. Good retailer with nice merchandise and a great story. Just a popular clothing line from some high school friends supporting Hawaii-based athletes. Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, BJ Penn, Shane Victorino, etc…


  124. koakane August 11, 2011 1:48 pm

    al:kekoa…you played in barefoot league? how old you my brother? you might have played with my dad.

    al BWHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA best funny so far next to all the spamies

  125. RedZone August 11, 2011 1:49 pm

    Eagles score on Mike Vicks arm. 7-3 Eagles.

  126. LizKauai August 11, 2011 1:50 pm

    Hey Kevin- farfegnugen!


  127. Kevin August 11, 2011 1:51 pm

    Couch Potato,

    That is my testament to what I witnessed and felt and strongly believed.

    Prior to 2004, I spent a lot of time watching at home for most of the arena events and sporadically went to live football games two years prior. Before that nothing.

    It was like a religious experience for me after 2004. The sights, the sounds, the interaction with different UH fans already feeling the energy and vibe. From the MINOR hassles of finding parking or standing in line to high-fiving and even hugging some sweet lookin wahine you don’t even know but everyone was just caught up in the moment… aiyah!!!

    If one has the capacity to attend a live game (barring physical and financial or geographical limitiations) they really should.

    That’s all I have to say.

    In 2010 I was at home, barely awake watching the Rainbow Wahine upset Alabama it was around 8 in the morning on a Sunday. No one else around. I screamed and pounded the coffee table so loud, it woke up my brother and later as I left the house a few hours later, my neighbor asked “you ok?” I ran to the bathroom, dunno why, then back down the stairs again, dropping my phone calling other people I knew watching the game, just complete chaos…

    That’s a story to tell, but I know to have been there live… oh man. Of course, you wouldn’t catch me DEAD in Tuscaloosa.

    Yeah, I had an experience, but it will always pale in compairison to what those friends, family members, and some alumnae felt while jumping on that dugout to sea of saddened red faces.

    Still, I stand by my testimonals. If I go to Blazin Steaks I get steak. If I go to Ruth Chris I also get steak, but garans people know which one surpasses the other.

  128. warriorsun August 11, 2011 1:52 pm

    #120 couch,


    friends and myself take seniors to see the home game at a popular private club.

    they are handicapped for the most part or unable to get around.

    a friend talked me into this years ago.

    lots of former uh players, nfl types attend.

    i cant tell you the enthusiasm displayed let alone the appreciation expressed by the families of these seniors. it has been an absolute joyful experience for yours truly and buds alike,

    that my friend, is truly magical stuff.

  129. Kevin August 11, 2011 1:52 pm


    Barefoot League Clothing… the logo is SKINNY!

    Footprint and the toes are the Hawaiian Island Chain… BRAH! CAN’T GO WRONG!!!!!! MARKETING MASTERMINDS!!!

    Better than “Ainokea”…

  130. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 1:53 pm

    Re #96

    You’re a clown so you’re saying this to be funny, right?

    Mack is soft on discipline? Hahaha! Mack suspended his starting QB in 2008 — his first year as HC — for most of the season for violation of team rules. ZING! What a laugh!

    And didn’t Moniz get suspended last year and have to apologize to the team to earn his way back? ROFLMAO!

    And I personally saw one our star linebackers being ordered to roll the field a few years back for some infraction or other. HAHAAHEEE!

    And then you shank a WALK ON player who is late because he was trying to save some bucks on airfare? Hohohoho!

    But I didn’t get the part about boise. You’re saying this would never happen at boise, right? Boise? Seriously? Apparently, the pay wall has blocked your knowledge of the outside world. Wheeee! Hahaaha!

  131. Hawaiianbod August 11, 2011 1:54 pm

    Travis Laboy and the SD Chargers vs Seahawks starting on ESPN. WOO HOO Football!

  132. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 1:58 pm

    On a different subject I’m not at all criticizing those who are physically, financially or geographically unable to attend a game in person. Not at ALL.

    But, Kazz is right. There is NO substitute for being there in person. There’s just no comparison.

  133. Couch potato August 11, 2011 2:00 pm

    that’s your feelings and i can agree with that. naturally it would be better to experience magic moments live like the birth of your child, a graduation, a winning last second basket, a walk-off homerun or rally in the 9th (Warrior baseball this past season). all i am saying is just because someone has the “cause can” effect, no fault them for that.

  134. warriorsun August 11, 2011 2:01 pm

    for some, being right is more important than being accurate.

  135. LizKauai August 11, 2011 2:01 pm

    Ignore the trolls…

    Ravens Radio Stream

  136. wowlaulau August 11, 2011 2:04 pm

    This blog seems to be getting the people who are banned from the other Hawaii fan boards.

    Strange people…….

  137. LizKauai August 11, 2011 2:04 pm

    or person…

  138. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:05 pm

    The two Garret Gabriel-led wins over BYU.

    The 2007 Boise WAC championship game.

    The Ashley Lelie torching of Fresno St.

    Stutzman’s clutch OT TD catch against Fresno.

    The 2006 Purdue game.

    The Malcolm Lane TD against Nevada.

    Rolo’s torching of BYU in 2001(?).

    ON and on.

    If you didn’t see those games in person, you didn’t get nearly the full dose of euphoria those games provided.

  139. Couch potato August 11, 2011 2:08 pm

    original is awaiting moderation.

    i agree WarriorMojo. just like watching p o r n and being the p o r n.

  140. warriorsun August 11, 2011 2:08 pm

    ignore the kanaka maoli posers.

  141. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 2:09 pm

    Coaches were fine with Bell being late.

    They understand. He’s a walk-on. He doesn’t have any money.

    That’s one of the things people forget. Cost of transportation comes out of your own pocket. And because he’s not on scholarship, he can’t afford to stay in Hawaii during the summer, either.

  142. Couch potato August 11, 2011 2:10 pm

    correct, the euphoric effect is not the same but you can still share the magic moment. 😉

  143. Kevin August 11, 2011 2:10 pm


    Don’t get me started on that Purdue game in 2006. I beat myself up pretty bad for being stuck with other things that day…

    When I met up with my friends afterwards they all looked like they actually played in the game. All wide-eyed and still speechless. Watched the replay the next day and felt like dying.

    Soon thereafter I made a promise to myself NOT to miss games I could make. I missed my 10 year high school reunion in the spring of 2010 because the Warriors hosted Pepperdine in the MPSF playoffs.

  144. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 2:11 pm

    Cindy just gave someone a lifetime ban, so I expect more of the drifters to find shelter here.

  145. Kevin August 11, 2011 2:11 pm

    Couch Potato,

    What you posted is “scary”.

  146. Koa-mahu August 11, 2011 2:13 pm

    Kevin – dat “sweet-looking wahine” was me u hugged. U remember i told u is dat a flashlight in ur pocket or r u happy to see me? 😯

  147. Kevin August 11, 2011 2:14 pm

    Rainbow Warrior Basketball vs then-#4 preseason Michigan State. Oh my….

    Dave Shoji’s 1,000th win… Got lucky with my seats. We were supposed to play LaTech on a Monday I think and their flight got cancelled due to weather so the Saturday match vs NMSU was THE game. As soon as the news broke of the change, I called the ticket office asap and opted to change my seats which resulted in us getting moved from the 16th row to the 7th behind the benches. Oh what a night!

  148. koakane August 11, 2011 2:15 pm

    aw’ryte fball babe whoootaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

    watching Seattle San Diego game and SD just scored

  149. RedZone August 11, 2011 2:16 pm

    Vick played only one series and so far the eagles have used Vince Young. Young looks huge.

  150. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:16 pm

    Re #141

    Agree 100%!!

  151. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:18 pm

    So, come on, ST, share a little. I know you’re saving up most of the good stuff for tomorrow’s post, but how was the rookie scrimmage? How was Mr. Lefotu?

  152. Kevin August 11, 2011 2:18 pm

    Now, before word gets out…

    I WILL be missing the Nov 19th game against Fresno State. I haven’t been to concert in YEARS, but I opted to go to the Point Panic Festival that same day to be held at the Kaka’ako Waterfront Pavillion.

    The only band that I ever liked, Sublime will be headlining. It’s a reggae festival.

    They never came down here before, so I have an excuse. 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    I guess it’s the equivalent of old stink hippies getting a chance to see the Grateful Dead.

  153. BleedGreen808 August 11, 2011 2:19 pm

    Nap was good after watching practice in the blistering sun with the gang today. Feels refreshing. Now time for some football.

  154. warriorsun August 11, 2011 2:19 pm

    #145, stephen.

    i covered the same in #104. that seemed to be the apparent case given the limited facts.

    give bell a lot of credit.

  155. Kevin August 11, 2011 2:19 pm


    Breh, if dat wuz da case, den if I was drunk… GOING!

    Thot you would have been like those V-8 Tittas on California Avenue in Wahiawa.

  156. haka August 11, 2011 2:20 pm

    There is nothing like the real thing!

    Got to be there

    Got to be there…

    That said, it will be a shame if volleyball is not shown, as it’s hard to make it to every game. Please, say it ain’t so! Not to mention the other sports that the Home Team used to broadcast.


    Your posts are too funny! 🙂

  157. koakane August 11, 2011 2:21 pm


    barefoot league one is no pads tackle fball played in sailor moku pants other is the clothing co. al talking former

  158. Kevin August 11, 2011 2:24 pm


    No I know, was just throwing in a plug for Barefoot Clothing Co. 😎

  159. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:24 pm

    Re #153

    Kazz, I think you’re right that Sublime never came to Hawaii with Brad Nowell, at least I don’t remember if they did, but Sublime with Rome was just here a couple of months back weren’t they? Was it cancelled and re-scheduled for November? I was tempted to go, but Nowell was such a huge part of that group.

    I remember picking UH football games over concerts by Steely Dan and Chicago, two bands I really like, but if it were U2 vs UH football? I mean I love UH football, but I live U2.

  160. haka August 11, 2011 2:24 pm

    #149 Kevin

    That game against M State was soooooooooo much fun!

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh yeaaaaaahhh!

  161. Kevin August 11, 2011 2:27 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 11th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Cindy just gave someone a lifetime ban, so I expect more of the drifters to find shelter here.

    ST, you get what can be defined as “premium content” here.

    solution solved.

  162. LizKauai August 11, 2011 2:29 pm

    haka- isn’t Oceanic doing a UH Channel – 12?? Besides the ppv.

    Kevin- watch what you say about deadheads… just sayin… :mrgreen:

  163. LizKauai August 11, 2011 2:30 pm

    Mojo – U2… really? Wow. i AM way older than you… 😆

  164. Couch potato August 11, 2011 2:30 pm

    just was reading Cindy’s blog. great to be updated with Wahine VB news. only wish there was more!

    can’t wait for the online/hardcopy articles on how individual players are rising to the top. very curious on how Croson and Adolpho are doing and acclimating themselves to the D1 game.

  165. LizKauai August 11, 2011 2:31 pm

    uhoh… Billy Ray posted a sad face on fb.

  166. Couch potato August 11, 2011 2:33 pm

    isn’t it time for another C&K farewell concert?

  167. SteveM August 11, 2011 2:35 pm

    U2? Grateful Dead?

    Am I the only “Peter, Paul & Mary” and “Young Rascals” fan here? 😕

    Hiya <b.WarriorMojo — long time no karaoke. 🙂 email me about Vegas if you can make it next month.

  168. Kevin August 11, 2011 2:37 pm


    Sublime w/Rome did come down in November, but at that time they still didn’t finish new material and I was skeptical about Rome Ramirez. Then the new stuff started pouring out online and got the new album and they are amazing.

    Not the same as Sublime under Brad Nowell, but still good.

    Funny thing is when I used to play the 40 Oz. To Freedom CD, people would ask what local band that was…

    I think that was my first attraction to Sublime. You get three “haole” boys from So Cal, all tattooed up looking like a cross between bikers and “beach bums”, yet they play some of the most un-heralded soulful reggae you’ve ever heard. Yet they could play grinding punk rock and some clever and up-beat 3rd wave ska as well.

    Eric Wilson is probably the most under-rated bass player in his genre of music. I was taking guitar lessons from a young guy named Roland Davis in high school. At the time he was a student at UH Manoa and also worked part time with the Honolulu Symphony getting his feet wet in the craft of being a conductor as he was really into classical music. He could read and compose at that time at the age of 23. Anyway, I used to bring in Sublime songs and he’d help me decipher the chords and he’d play bass and after dissecting the song “Burritos” off the self-titled Sublime album he kind of leaned back and said, “this bass player is pretty good”. This is coming from a classically trained musician.

    Nowell was something else.. He was quite the intellect actually. Always opting to read rather than watch TV, but like most musicians it was the drugs that did him in. So sad.

    I met his widow when vacationing in San Diego years ago and she was so accommodating in telling stories about Nowell. Nice woman.

  169. RedZone August 11, 2011 2:38 pm

    The Animals.

  170. Hawaiianbod August 11, 2011 2:39 pm

    CP – Sept 2-3 Hilton Hawaiian Village. lol.

  171. Kevin August 11, 2011 2:41 pm

    UB40… have yet to see them live. 🙁

  172. SteveM August 11, 2011 2:44 pm

    Re: #170

    RedZone — when you said “Animals”, this song immediately came to mind. I guess it applies to the blogging today (40 years later) 🙂

  173. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:45 pm

    Re #164

    Liz, dunno about that, but I FEEL way older than you. I FEEL older than my Dad sometimes.

  174. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:47 pm


    I’m not really a folkie so Peter Paul & Murphy is not my mainline, but the Rascals, Young or otherwise, were cool. Some great singers in that band.

  175. RedZone August 11, 2011 2:47 pm

    SteveM that’s my song.

  176. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:49 pm

    Re #169

    Wow, Kazz, that’s good stuff to know. You’ve convinced me to check that new album out. And I’ll be listening for the bass lines. Wonder if he’s as good as Francis Rocco Prestia (Hi, D1!).

  177. Garret August 11, 2011 2:50 pm

    Looks like Texas A&M to the SEC is a done deal…the dominoes are about to fall and I hope that the MWC doesn’t get decimated. If 1 team leaves the MWC for the Big 12, that would probably mean that UH would be paying travel subsidies to Utah State soon.

  178. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:51 pm

    The Animals. Love Eric Burdon’s voice. One of the all time great. I heard that as recently as a couple of years ago he was still touring.

  179. Garret August 11, 2011 2:53 pm

    Sources said Thursday the SEC would be interested in adding Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and Virginia Tech in addition to Texas A&M to form a 16-team super conference. Florida State has also been mentioned as a possible target of the SEC, according to Big 12 sources.

    Two officials at separate Big 12 schools said Oklahoma and Oklahoma State would stay in the Big 12 as long as the other schools were willing to stay together. A third official in the Big 12 said the remaining nine schools were “solid.”

    Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Wednesday it would be Texas’ goal to hold the Big 12 together. But if there wasn’t sentiment for that he said Texas and a school like Notre Dame should look at starting their own conference. Dodds has said he is against Texas going independent.

  180. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:53 pm


    So if TAMU jumps, what are the likely scenarios? Is the Big 12 at risk for implosion again?

  181. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 2:55 pm

    Texas, Notre Dame and BYU?

  182. Garret August 11, 2011 2:55 pm

    Oklahoma was the big reason why the NCAA lost control of TV contracts and it became a free-for-all among conferences to try to get the most money. Now, Oklahoma will probably decide the fate of the Big 12–if they stay, that conference will rebuild, if they go with Oklahoma State to the SEC then the era of superconferences will begin.

    The bad thing is that the MWC is close to getting the AQ designation in 2012…but may get raided severely if Texas A&M sets off this domino.

  183. Garret August 11, 2011 2:57 pm


    Texas has openly admitted they have been talking with Notre Dame and BYU. BYU might have been added last year (instead of going indy), but the TV contract to reward the conference for expanding isn’t up unti after the 2015 season. Notre Dame can keep their NBC deal just like Texas has its network deal, something that the Big 10 has refused to offer them.

    If Oklahoma doesn’t leave, then the Big 12 will add 3 teams. I would be *shocked* if BYU isn’t one of them.

  184. RedZone August 11, 2011 3:00 pm

    One of my favorite bass players was John Entwistle. I can’t remember “WHO” he played for.

  185. RedZone August 11, 2011 3:00 pm

    Ooops 2nd half starting.

  186. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 3:03 pm

    RedZone, My Generation bass line FTW. Also Won’t Get Fooled Again.

  187. Kevin August 11, 2011 3:04 pm


    Favorite songs off the album:

    -Only (pounding bass, like Waimea in the winter)

    -Lovers Rock (some local band will try to rip this one soon)

    -Same Old Situation (continuous rolling smooth bass line. Like good ahi shoyu poke)

    -Take It Or Leave It

    -PCH (Pacific Coast Highway, has a Jack Johnson vibe)


    -You Better Listen.

  188. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 3:05 pm

    Garret, I though that there would be a short (two/three year) period of stability following the BCS reevaluation, but I guess not. I assume this is being driven by TV money contracts? And of course the MWC is locked into a horrible contract.

  189. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 3:06 pm

    Thanks, Kazz. Gonna check it fo’ shua.

  190. Kevin August 11, 2011 3:07 pm

    Wmojo, Rome Ramierez’s voice is more polished but similar to Nowell. Almost has an R&B tone a lot of the time.

  191. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 3:08 pm


    Thanks. I didn’t see your earlier post on Bell.

    But, yep, he’s not in trouble. Coach Mack and Rolo are pretty understanding of his situation.

    When a guy is sleeping in airports, it’s not for a lack of trying.

  192. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 3:14 pm

    Nice to see the turnout by our readers today.

    They came well-prepared with their umbrellas.

  193. HawaiiMongoose August 11, 2011 3:17 pm

    I’d hate to see Air Force go to the Big 12. That would pretty much leave the MWC no choice but to add Utah State which would be bad for UH. Of course the folks in Logan would be celebrating. And the folks in the WAC office in Denver would be devastated… again.

  194. Ralph August 11, 2011 3:17 pm

    raining or too much sun?

  195. Kevin August 11, 2011 3:18 pm


    Mr. Hagi on HNN said it would be raining tomorrow.

    Good thing I picked up that new zip-up UA jacket with the hood.. 😉

  196. RedZone August 11, 2011 3:18 pm

    Eagles up 13-3. Most of the damage has been thru the air. 211 yards so far.

  197. Kevin August 11, 2011 3:19 pm

    There seems to be never-ending hope for Utah State huh?

  198. Dennis Halloran August 11, 2011 3:20 pm

    Obvious Big 12 replacement would be SMU or Rice for tv

    Private school conference?+

    Rice, Vandy,SMU,BYU, ND,Tulane,USC, Stanford,then ARMY.NAVY and Air Force

    Just the brain running free

  199. LizKauai (iPad) August 11, 2011 3:20 pm

    Thanks for the highlights from scrimmage, ST!

  200. Dennis Halloran August 11, 2011 3:22 pm

    TAMU to SEC seals the deal for top conference and all those Texas HS kids playing in that Conference

  201. LizKauai (iPad) August 11, 2011 3:25 pm

    Music faves… Stevie and Sting. New aritists: Il Volo

    Got to see Billy Joel a few years ago. That was nice.

  202. RedZone August 11, 2011 3:29 pm

    Mana Silva in for th e Ravens.

  203. LizKauai August 11, 2011 3:31 pm

    Mana Silva gets a stop!

  204. Garret August 11, 2011 3:40 pm


    Yes, things are being driven by TV money…but the thing is, if Texas A&M stays they would get more TV money by being in the Big 12 if they could wait until 2015. Plus, the exit fees from Colorado and Nebraska gives extra money to the schools in the Big 12 (another reason why they didn’t want to invite anyone until the exit fees were done) for now.

    So, Texas A&M will get more TV money now, but the Big 12 will surpass the SEC in TV money by 2016…heck, the Big East may get more TV money than the SEC soon! However, the driving force behind this is that Texas A&M cannot handle the ESPN deal that Texas has and cannot handle falling further behind Texas. Texas has something like a $40 mil surplus for Athletics, Texas A&M has a HUGE deficit for Athletics…even before the ESPN money increases that gap.

  205. Garret August 11, 2011 3:42 pm

    The schools that were going to be left behind (Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Baylor, Missouri) offered their shares of the Nebraska/Colorado exit fees to Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas A&M. Texas and Oklahoma told them to keep their money. Texas A&M said that they *would* take the money. So, Texas A&M got $20+ mil from the Big 12 thanks to taking the other school’s money…and now they can bail since the check has cleared.

    Taking money from the other 5 schools that wanted the conference to stay together and then leaving after getting their conference check is pretty hard to justify to me…they should give some money back to Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Baylor, and Missouri. But we all know that won’t happen.

  206. Garret August 11, 2011 3:45 pm

    By the way, if BYU gets into the Big 12 then they would not be able to take any of those late-season games that UH would like to schedule them for. It also would be hard for them to schedule UH every year since they have so many other games scheduled already.

  207. chopsueyboy August 11, 2011 3:48 pm

    Warrior Mojo

    games you had to be there…

    Please add 2007 comeback from 21 point deficit twice against U of Washington to preserve unbeaten season and invitation to the Sugar Bowl.

    Our son was attending UW at the time and only one cheering for UH wherever he was watching game. He was harassed when it was 0 – 21 and 7 – 28

  208. seasider August 11, 2011 3:49 pm


    255 is in digital format; but for those with HD service UH sports will be shown on 1255, i.e. 1016 local prep sports.

  209. Ralph August 11, 2011 3:51 pm

    lots of smog over Oakland

  210. Kevin August 11, 2011 3:56 pm

    SMUG levels over San Fran are quite high I believe. 😎

  211. Garret August 11, 2011 4:02 pm

    If you look at NCAA basketball credits, you can see which conferences have money from the NCAA basketball tournament…which translates to power in conference realignment.

    1. Big East $24.9 million

    2. Big 12 $18.9 million

    3. Big Ten $18.4 million

    4. ACC $18.2 million

    5. Pac-10 $16 million

    6. SEC $15.5 million

    7. Conference USA $6.9 million

    8. Missouri Valley $5 million

    (tie). Mountain West $5 million

    10. Atlantic 10 $5.7 million

    11. Horizon $4.5 million

    (tie). West Coast $4.5 million

    13. Colonial $3.3 million

    14. WAC $2.8 million

  212. Garret August 11, 2011 4:03 pm

    UH will be sharing in the Big West’s NCAA money, so I thought I should post that also:

    17. Big West $1.9 million

    (tie). Ivy $1.9 million

    (tie). Metro $1.9 million

    (tie). Ohio Valley $1.9 million

    (tie). Patriot $1.9

  213. Slugger August 11, 2011 4:09 pm

    Samson Satele lost his helmet on a small kine scuffle. Eh!

  214. Garret August 11, 2011 4:12 pm

    Interesting comparison to me:


    Big East will get about $20 mil from the BCS

    MWC will get around $10 mil from the BCS in years when they get a team into the BCS (which should be most years now that the WAC won’t be a serious BCS bowl competitor after the teams leave)


    Big East will get around $25 mil from the NCAA tournament

    Big West will get around $2 mil from the NCAA tournament

    The bigger disparity in postseason funds seems to come from the sport that has a tournament…

  215. al August 11, 2011 4:31 pm

    bubba’s back.

    that’s comforting.

  216. Gmahoney August 11, 2011 4:32 pm

    #49 Kekoa~I thought you were teasing me. Twinkle toes!

  217. Last Call August 11, 2011 4:35 pm

    So what happened to the UH channel that was suppose to be on Channel 12 ?

    I can see it now, on Aug 26 fans be channel surfing looking for the volleyball match.

  218. Wes'side Warrior August 11, 2011 4:38 pm

    #106… Kazz… would be good if I could get back home for Senior Night, but I haven’t even peeked that far into the future yet. Still gotta make it to Vegas for the September 17th game first. Plus, with the kids starting school here in August, I haven’t a clue as to when their spring vacations happen.

    I’ll gaze into the future over this weekend… now that you got my curiosity going.

    ST… good to hear the clarification on T.Bell’s predicament.

    Some people…

  219. al August 11, 2011 4:43 pm

    warriormojo…the animals. classic. one of my favorites, too.

    i’ll bet this animals’ tune is the favorite of one the personalities that our own “sybil”.'t+let+me+go+you+tube&view=detail&mid=E4AF150450ABC5D3D08CE4AF150450ABC5D3D08C&first=0&FORM=LKVR10

  220. CoolEthan August 11, 2011 4:43 pm

    FEAR >>#96

    I like it.

    Fear the Beard.

    Oops, wrong city

    wrong sport


  221. papajoe2 August 11, 2011 4:43 pm

    LizK, where you watching the Baltimore game. Oh, yeah, Mana shaved. Now bolo head.

  222. CoolEthan August 11, 2011 4:44 pm

    Now those darn Sundevils switched over to Fear the Fork.


  223. al August 11, 2011 4:45 pm

    too funny.

    i just saw stevem’s post with the same song.

  224. LizKauai August 11, 2011 4:46 pm

    papajoe2- listened to the radio webcast. Game is on the dvr for later.

  225. Kevin August 11, 2011 4:46 pm

    Wes’side Warrior,

    Just wondering since you get ohana being honored that night. 😉

    It’s crazy, it seemed like not too long ago this class were all freshmen.

  226. Kevin August 11, 2011 4:47 pm

    “Some people..”?

    Usually when people say that and you find out what they are talking about the more your realize, they are not “people”.

  227. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 11, 2011 4:50 pm

    Heard Davis on the Sports Animals show. He said the injuries to all the receivers are very concerning. Said there aren’t enough receivers to give even Moniz and the backup enough quality reps.

    Dunno what the deal is down lower campus but hopefully we can heal up and get some quality practice in before we start the season.

  228. al August 11, 2011 4:50 pm

    #145…too late.

    he’s been residing here as well.

    worse in fact because he appears under several identities.

  229. WarriorMojo August 11, 2011 4:52 pm

    Re #209

    Yeah, chopsueyboy, that one is definitely on the list. The only time UH fans actually went on the field en masse to celebrate a victory.

    And love that story about your son cheering for UH even while attending UDub. I LOVE the kids I see doing that.

  230. al August 11, 2011 4:58 pm

    #209/231…yup, the boise state game had a lot of chicken skin moments.

    but, that uw game…wow.

    i know many were ready to leave when it went 21-zip and 28-7. i actually felt that we would come back. seriously.

    fairy tales come true…

  231. papajoe2 August 11, 2011 5:00 pm

    Unfortunately, listening to Chucky (Gruden), it will be very, very hard for any free agents to make any NFL team because of the lockout. Just not enough time to get a good look. They just got their playbooks less than 2 weeks ago. Need to, not only memorize it, but know it, when you get on the field. Good luck to all the Warrior free agents. Believe in yourself and work hard.

  232. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 11, 2011 5:01 pm


    your son a UW alum cheered for Hawaii as they played UW?

    Willingham couldn’t win games and he couldn’t win fans. Kinda sad. lol.

  233. CoolEthan August 11, 2011 5:04 pm

    Back to Back weekend nights with Boise and Washington TRYING to beat the Warriors.

    Double your pleasure

    Double your fun

    Doublemint gum being trumped by DOUBLE VICTORYS!

  234. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 11, 2011 5:08 pm


    I savored the Boise win the most. We rarely (never) got to say that Boise was “trying” to beat us. I enjoyed that night….even though I spent it in Vegas and had to get rid of my 2 tickets.

  235. Ralph August 11, 2011 5:12 pm

    Al #231, should have been 146 by Tsai

  236. Ralph August 11, 2011 5:12 pm

    unless he deleted someone and the numbers shifted. 🙂

  237. Kevin August 11, 2011 5:16 pm

    Your school is your school.

    Your home state is HOME.

    UH represents that “HOME”. Knew some Oregon State alums from here that were gladly cheering for UH and a few renegades that didn’t know any better that did otherwise, but for the most part they stayed TRUE.

  238. Kevin August 11, 2011 5:17 pm

    Had SPAM.

  239. Kevin August 11, 2011 5:20 pm

    I think these “people” shunned would love it on Jeff Portnoy’s blog.

    Im sure they are all still searching for that 2008 Sugar Bowl travel list.

  240. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 5:23 pm

    Hey, I just noticed the blog has a new address.

  241. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 5:24 pm

    Hey, Chop Suey Boy, how do I get to your restaurant?

    Got somebody to autograph your Moniz brochure. Same with the other winners. Mailed out half of them today. I’ll hand-deliver D1’s and SJmacro’s.

  242. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 5:28 pm

    So, somebody started posting personal insults of Cindy on her blog.

    And, so, she said she had enough, and she did her first SMU.

    Quite stunning.

    Hey, as long as we all focus on football and food, we’re all good

  243. Kevin August 11, 2011 5:32 pm

    Somebody has a real problem with the female gender.

  244. Kevin August 11, 2011 5:33 pm

    I think the new address kicked in a few days ago. I noticed it too. Took long enough.

  245. Stephen Tsai August 11, 2011 5:42 pm

    We’re being monitored now.

  246. Na Koa Mike August 11, 2011 5:42 pm

    Kim Fujiuchi Named Executive Director for Na Koa:

  247. Da Punchbowl Kid August 11, 2011 5:52 pm

    Sleeping in airports, borrowing money to get to the team?! Sounds like a WARRIOR to me! Welcome, Mr. Bell!

  248. Ralph August 11, 2011 5:58 pm

    Oakland has to finish in the red zone!

  249. d1shima August 11, 2011 6:15 pm

    *knock knock*

    Is this the right address? 😕

  250. d1shima August 11, 2011 6:17 pm

    I’ll hand-deliver D1’s and SJmacro’s.

    Yeshhhhh! 😀

  251. d1shima August 11, 2011 6:18 pm

    Thanks for the scrimmage summary.

    False starts. Hate ’em. Gotta get ridda’m….

  252. Laura August 11, 2011 6:21 pm

    ST, just heard that Robert Service High School of Alaska football team will be attending the Warrior practice, tomorrow. Could get quite crowded on the sidelines. Coach Mac is looking at a couple of their players.

  253. chopsueyboy August 11, 2011 6:22 pm

    Stephen Tsai

    Petals & Beans is at 1288 Ala Moana Bl (Hokua condo)

    same building as PF Chang,

    just diamond head of the old IBM building

  254. Kevin August 11, 2011 6:24 pm


    Remember this?

    False start on the offense… THE WHOLE LINE MOVED. (followed by laughter from the Aloha Stadium faithful)

    We blew out Idaho by that time so it was funny as hell! 😆

  255. Kevin August 11, 2011 6:25 pm


    I gotta get a KC Drive Inn waffle dog from you soon. 😎

  256. 808bowler August 11, 2011 6:25 pm

    Does anyone know if mana played today?

  257. Kevin August 11, 2011 6:26 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    August 11th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    We’re being monitored now.

    The crazy guy outside my office screams the same thing.

  258. Kevin August 11, 2011 6:27 pm

    This is old news, but congrats to DANI MAFUA for getting the opportunity to play overseas!!!

  259. Slugger August 11, 2011 6:27 pm

    Congratulations to Kim Fujiuchi, the Na Koa Executive Director! She’ll also be the contact for the booster clubs.

  260. Slugger August 11, 2011 6:28 pm


    LizKauai posted an update about Mana playing today.

  261. tommui August 11, 2011 6:30 pm

    ST – don’t forget to try the chocolate milk shake when you see chopsueyboy.

  262. Slugger August 11, 2011 6:30 pm

    Na Koa Mike,

    Thanks for the news about Na Koa. Do you have any idea about where the luncheons will be held?

  263. Larry H. Miller Used Cars August 11, 2011 6:31 pm

    geez, how did all these other comments get on here!

  264. chopsueyboy August 11, 2011 6:35 pm

    KC Waffle Dogs & Chocolate Shake

    sounds like a combo meal

  265. Hawaiianbod August 11, 2011 6:40 pm


  266. Kevin August 11, 2011 6:46 pm

    See how the spam comes along when certain “people” post.

  267. clowns nose August 11, 2011 6:50 pm


    Does it matter that people laugh at me, like warriormojo?

    No it doesn’t. So have your laughs, please.

    This is 2011. Come 2012, and the years after that, see if something like this ever happens again.

    I say no. Coach Mack is a smart man. Coach Mack knows he has to run a tighter ship.

    Coach Mack has to make an ultimatum regarding players showing up on time to training camp, (no, ands, ifs, or buts…with the exception being an excused absence) including walk-ons. He knows that.

    Something like this weighs on the minds of the coaches and players… and it need not be.

    Something like this incident isn’t a boost to morale on a team, especially to the ones left off the 105 man training roster…and it need not be.

    The HC on one hand can’t make a proclamation of: “We have to run the football team like it’s a business (and he has by cutting popular players that worked hard on the scout and squad teams)and leaving scholarship players off the 105 man training camp roster”… and then on the other hand not have a set of rules in place, like having mandates of players showing up to training camp on time. It doesn’t make sense. Therefore I don’t think what happened today with a player arriving one week late will happen again with Coach Mack as HC.

  268. 808bowler August 11, 2011 6:50 pm

    Cool. Thanks slugger

  269. Hawaiianbod August 11, 2011 6:56 pm


  270. jm2375 August 11, 2011 6:57 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    U2 – I went to that concert at Aloha Stadium. Amazing.

    On a side note, hubby’s cousin from Miami, who’s younger than Kevin, was a sax player for KC and the Sunshine Band the past few years. Was waiting for them to come out here. Unfortunately, his cousin will now be touring with some rapper named Pit Bull. *tsigh*


  271. Slugger August 11, 2011 7:03 pm


    That was a nice FG by Jano. 58 yds…

    I’m still cheering for both teams…

  272. Kevin August 11, 2011 7:03 pm

    Rapper called “Pit Bull”?

    Where he from? Nalo? Waianae?

  273. clowns nose August 11, 2011 7:05 pm

    I have no ill will towards anyone writing skip after what I write. Honest. Feel free. Please.

  274. 808bowler August 11, 2011 7:06 pm

    Dam was dat a 64 yard field goal by janakowsicki?

  275. chawan_cut August 11, 2011 7:13 pm


    anyone going to practice on sat?

  276. chawan_cut August 11, 2011 7:14 pm

    that was a 57 yarder

  277. Kevin August 11, 2011 7:14 pm


    I’ll be there. Bro, get new hats at Rainbowtique Ward.

  278. d1shima August 11, 2011 7:14 pm

    anyone going to practice on sat?


  279. madeinhawaii August 11, 2011 7:17 pm

    clowns nose…

    We don’t know what kind of communications went on between the kid and coaches. For all we know it was the coaches who recommended that he fly standby to begin with to save money. We don’t know how bad this player’s financial situation is and how much of a hardship the ticket will place on him and his family. Until we know all that, I don’t think we are in any position to make a judgement call. If this were business and we recruited the kid from the mainland, we’d be paying for his trip here and moving expenses.

  280. 808bowler August 11, 2011 7:20 pm

    O ok. Espn scorecenter had it at 64. Dam

  281. SteveM August 11, 2011 7:28 pm


    August 11th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    U2? Grateful Dead?

    Am I the only “Peter, Paul & Mary” and “Young Rascals” fan here? 😕 …

    Coincidentally, I just noticed that KHET (channel 10 analog/1010 HD) has this at 8:00 pm tonight:

    Peter, Paul, and Mary: Carry it On: a musical legacy

  282. chopsueyboy August 11, 2011 7:35 pm


    I’m a fan too

    Remember going to Young Rascals with the drummer Dino Danelli (spelling error)

    and at the concert, they announced all ticket holders could go their concert

    the next night for half price, so we went again.

  283. madeinhawaii August 11, 2011 7:41 pm

    I was a Young Rascals fan too.. learned how to twirl and flip my drumsticks watching Dino Danelli… I think we played most of their songs, too.

  284. RedZone August 11, 2011 7:50 pm

    Mana Siva played today. He had a tackle on one blitz. For the most part plays were away from his area. He was also on the special teams.

  285. SteveM August 11, 2011 7:51 pm

    chopsueyboy — really? … the only live concert I saw the Rascals at was around 10 years ago in the Blasidell–and Felix was the only original member. But was a triple bill with The Association and Peter Noonan of Herman’s Hermits.

    Hmmmm… now you got me thinking about an Oldies Karaoke Call. 😆

    oldies = 50’s to mid 80’s.

  286. d1shima August 11, 2011 7:52 pm

    50 to 80 years old??? 😈

  287. RedZone August 11, 2011 7:53 pm

    I am going to watch the Broncos and Cowboys now.

  288. Garret August 11, 2011 7:54 pm

    How much blood money did Texas A&M squeeze out of Kansas/Kansas State/Iowa State/Baylor/Missouri? $10 mil extra dollars…

    Last year’s threat to leave the Big 12 actually benefitted the Aggies at the bank with a reported $10 million increase in their television share.

  289. SteveM August 11, 2011 7:54 pm

    d1shima — close enough. 🙂 “Rock and Roll” through “Disco” era.

  290. Garret August 11, 2011 7:55 pm

    How successful has Texas A&M been?

    The Aggies have won only one football title in the Big 12’s 15-year history and have appeared in only one BCS bowl. They have never won a Big 12 basketball title and came in sixth or worse 10 times in 15 years. They’ve been to one Sweet 16 in that span.

  291. Garret August 11, 2011 7:55 pm

    Texas A&M has lost 5 straight bowl games. Three of those bowl games were against SEC schools…they lost by an average margin of 41-17.

  292. homey ℞ August 11, 2011 7:56 pm

    Am I the only Led Zeppelin fan?

  293. Garret August 11, 2011 7:56 pm

    Forget about bowl games, how did Texas A&M do against SEC schools in other games?

    A&M is 0-6 in its past six encounters with SEC opponents.

  294. Garret August 11, 2011 7:58 pm


    The false starts would give me flashbacks to 2008, but in this case I think it is mainly because the OL has to play with so many different QBs. When the first team OL has Moniz taking the bulk of the reps with them, I’d expect those false starts to stop.

  295. Na Koa Mike August 11, 2011 7:58 pm


    An announcement will be made very soon on Na Koa lunches for this season. The first one is tentatively planned for Aug. 29th.

  296. tommui August 11, 2011 7:59 pm

    Where would the Na Koa lunches be held this year?

  297. tommui August 11, 2011 8:01 pm

    Did I beat AL or DPK?

  298. tommui August 11, 2011 8:01 pm

    One minor step … for #300

  299. Garret August 11, 2011 8:01 pm

    Tyler Gabbert is going to choose Wyoming? That will add to the competition when UH joins the MWC.

  300. d1shima August 11, 2011 8:06 pm

    When the first team OL has Moniz taking the bulk of the reps with them, I’d expect those false starts to stop.

    Too bad you can’t watch practice.

  301. Na Koa Mike August 11, 2011 8:07 pm


    Sorry I don’t have more info now. Dates, times and place will be in the announcement.

  302. homey ℞ August 11, 2011 8:09 pm

    Not only the false starts but there were also bad center snaps and a couple of hand off fumbles.

    The first team D played better than the first team O. However, at this phase of the fall camp things are looking good.

  303. Slugger August 11, 2011 8:15 pm

    Thanks, chawan_cut. I thought the announcers said 58 yds., but 57 is still goood.


    FYI: I didn’t have pancakes for brunch. Came home & made a salad. Now I’m having a protein shake. See, you didn’t miss out on anyting… stay healthy, man!

  304. A-House August 11, 2011 8:16 pm

    barefoot football:

    played it when I was 14 and 15 years old – man, it was tough, for me, when I tackled the “older” players ( in their mid-20s ) – like hitting a brick wall – lots of black n’ blue marks all over!

  305. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 11, 2011 8:27 pm

    Na Koa Mike – Is there any need for volunteers at either of the Warrior fund-raisers

    FYI: Abercrbomie’s fundraiser is also on the 25th – sorry but we cannot afford $300 per ticket. Makes the Pigskin Pigout sound like a real bargain.

    Reading the comments about Miah’s basketball game – our seats are eight rows above the visiting team towards the middle of the court and it was fantabulous watching him run up the stairs after the game to meet up with his `ohana.

    Yes, I understand that some folks are physically unable to attend games/matches in person while others cannot afford tickets. Still, nothing beats being there in person – especially in the smaller venues like The Les or the The Stan.

    We’ve got new seats this football season towards the center in a lower mauka section. Hope the neighbors will be fun to be around. Last year, our orginal seats were directly in front of a dozen or so jerkbreaths who not only dissed players on both teams but also surreptiously smoked cigarettes. We wound up getting new seats by the third home game.

    Two week from tomorrow starts the 2011-2012 NCAA season.

  306. Kevin August 11, 2011 8:43 pm

    Just back from Rainbowtique and almost an entire Cali girls volleyball travel club was there and bought up some merchandise.

    Almost forgot how irritating 10+ high school girls can be when all in one place at the same time.

  307. BleedGreen808 August 11, 2011 8:45 pm

    Interesting high school game tonight. Last chance for Leilehua to tie it up.

  308. BleedGreen808 August 11, 2011 8:46 pm

    4th and 10

  309. BleedGreen808 August 11, 2011 8:48 pm

    two defensive encroachment in a row. 1st and 10

  310. BleedGreen808 August 11, 2011 8:52 pm

    TD Leilehua 34-33 Service

  311. BleedGreen808 August 11, 2011 8:54 pm

    Tie game.

  312. Hawaiianbod August 11, 2011 8:56 pm

    amazing comeback!

  313. BleedGreen808 August 11, 2011 8:57 pm


  314. d1shima August 11, 2011 9:00 pm

    Kissing ur sister…

  315. Kevin August 11, 2011 9:01 pm


  316. d1shima August 11, 2011 9:14 pm is back

    already posted an update with the Leilehua-Service result

  317. d1shima August 11, 2011 9:16 pm


    The SA has it as well

  318. d1shima August 11, 2011 9:17 pm

    If I had won the iPad, I woulda commented about the SA update first! 👿

  319. Hawaiianbod August 11, 2011 9:28 pm

    did i hear that new sportscaster correctly? he reported that Mana Silva did not play. brah, get our facts straight!

  320. Hawaiianbod August 11, 2011 9:29 pm


  321. Da Punchbowl Kid August 11, 2011 9:36 pm

    Agree with homey that the team looks good for this time of year. Very impressed with the size and athleticism of the O-line guys. Joey Iosefa does look like a bull. Some nice long – ball completions too.

    Love Coach Tomey’s field presence.

    Practice was very tightly run and well scripted.

    Get those receivers healed and we’ll be in top shape.

    The blog host has a great tan. 🙂

  322. Da Punchbowl Kid August 11, 2011 9:36 pm

    Howzit H-bod!

  323. el burro sabio August 11, 2011 9:38 pm

    ESPN stats credit Mana with one tackle

  324. Hawaiianbod August 11, 2011 9:48 pm

    howzit Hawaiian! best to you and Sweetie!

  325. homey ℞ August 11, 2011 10:06 pm

    The defense looks like they have a few more techniques in repelling the o-line blocks. 😎

  326. madeinhawaii August 11, 2011 10:07 pm

    Nā Koa, the University of Hawai‘i football booster club, has named Kim Fujiuchi as its new Executive Director. Fujiuchi will coordinate Nā Koa’s membership drive and fundraising activities that supplement the operational budget of the Warrior football program.

    She will also serve as the liaison for UH’s other booster clubs.

    Congratulations, Kim…

  327. RedZone August 11, 2011 10:12 pm

    Just finished watching Dalas game.

    Pepa looked pretty good at right guard. He came in the game in the 2nd quarter after Kitna replaced Romo and played the rest of the way.

  328. homey ℞ August 11, 2011 10:13 pm

    Another thing I was impressed with was the strength and conditioning circuit training the injured Warriors went through while the rest of the team went through their drills.

  329. PowderPuff August 11, 2011 10:30 pm

    Yes, congrats to Kim! Right in time with 2 back-to-back fundraisers coming up for Na Koa.

    What’s up, homey?!?! Long time no see. Maybe on September 3?

  330. homey ℞ August 11, 2011 10:42 pm

    What’s on Sept. 3rd? Give me hint.

  331. Slugger August 11, 2011 10:45 pm

    Hint, Hint, homey…

    Night all!

  332. kalani August 11, 2011 10:50 pm

    #98 Cecil Doe showed some good stuff in the spring too. Shutter was impressive today. If not for a dropped pass he would have had 3 TD passes of over 70 yards each in only a dozen throws.

  333. Liz Kauai (macbook) August 11, 2011 11:14 pm

    Congrats, Na Koa Kim!

    Get Well soon to all the players with owies… including Rodney Bradley and Alex Green!

    Nitey nite and tsweet Warrior Dreams!

  334. Liz Kauai (macbook) August 11, 2011 11:17 pm

    Na Koa Mike- suggestion: put social media buttons on the Na Koa website articles so we can tweet and Facebook them easily :mrgreen:

  335. SteveM August 11, 2011 11:28 pm

    September 3 is when I roll off the Pride of America cruise ship and head over to the tailgate. homey, please throw another piece of side belly pork on the grill on my behalf and distribute it.

    Reminds me of when I was waiting for a flight in MIA after a 13-night Caribbean cruise. The P.A. announcer gal said, “Delta flight (number) will begin boarding in 30 minutes…and for those of you just off the cruise ships, and used to eating 6 times a day… there will be NO meal service on this flight– so eat now or carry on something.”

    I was chagrined at her attitude–worse, she probably never took a cruise if she thinks you only eat 6 times a day… 👿

  336. madeinhawaii August 12, 2011 12:30 am

    new blog up.

  337. LizKauai (iPad) August 12, 2011 12:33 am

    New post is uo.

  338. LizKauai (iPad) August 12, 2011 12:34 am

    Echo echo