Shannon Dresser

Congratulations to Shannon Dresser, who was named Miss Oβ€˜ahu last night.

Shannon not only is a baton performer at UH events and a member of the UH track team, she also mentors students.


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One of the nice things about Murakami Stadium is that UH was able to clear space on the outfield wall to honor Derek Tatsuno.

Which brings us to next month’s start of  football spring practice.

Each year, players switch numbers. And for the past two years, associate head coach Rich Miano has made sure no player takes Colt Brennan’s No. 15 or Tim Chang’s No. 14.

Now is the time to retire the numbers permanently. There are no rules to go through, like the naming of a UH facility (although it could be argued that Brennan was a UH institution).

So if nobody is using the numbers now, why bother with an official act? Simple. Money. UH can then sell  No. 15 and No. 14 retro jerseys, T-shirts and other memorabilia.  And if Na Koa does it, it won’t have to split the profits with auxiliary services, which oversees H logo products.

It also will replenish Na Koa’s coffers. Na Koa already subsidizes summer school, the personnel director’s position, and training table meals.

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Interesting note from a reader to the Na Koa head:

How about restructuring your membership levels to have members PICK their own gifts; such as Warrior polo,T-shirts or caps, game tickets, etc. for each level of membership.  In the past, Na Koa would just send me the same black polo shirt that said “Na Koa” each year but I would much rather have a current Warrior logo shirt or cap or jacket (since some road games are in cold places!).

As a benefit for mainland chapter members; how about offering them free tickets to road games of their choice AND maybe a special invite to meet the coaches or players before or after the game–that would excite a lot of us die-hard fans.  I think we discussed some of this.

Thinking outside the box to expand Na Koa; how about changing the name to “Hawaii Na Koa Football Club” so that maybe we can solicit new members on the mainland, who may have never heard of Na Koa and may want to be a sponsor–or take in a road game or have their company name listed as one of the sponsors on something?  You mentioned there are a lot of former players living here and it would be exciting if they could join our group and also meet them.

We hope we can make this mainland chapter a reality; as we all want our Warriors to reach the next level!

P.S.  Can Na Koa solicit funds for special needs, for example as you mentioned when the team goes to Army this year; and then has to stay on the mainland for one week, and take a charter to Colorado?  I am sure if you put this out on your website, more people will donate if they know it is for a special purpose and you can offer the gifts I mentioned above as incentive.  This would help free up funds for other Warrior needs.

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Did I mention that lovely Tiffany has accepted brother Mike’s marriage proposal?


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Leftover photos from last week:

Jim Donovan:


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Davone Bess and Malcolm Lane:


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Our show (Brian, Davone Bess, Princess Leila, blog host, Slugger):

our show

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Former UH libero Vernon Podlewski:


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And here are pictures from last week’s  Warrior Ball (which is basically one-hand touch):

super1Bryant Moniz

super2Jett Jasper






  1. Zonkytalker February 22, 2010 5:47 am


  2. Zonkytalker February 22, 2010 5:48 am

    2nd ?

  3. Stephen Tsai February 22, 2010 5:50 am

    We need furlough Mondays.

  4. duffer February 22, 2010 5:53 am

    And in some cases, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.

    Good Morning Tsaikos!

    Good Morning ST!

  5. Stephen Tsai February 22, 2010 6:04 am

    Morning Duffer.

  6. bighilofan2 February 22, 2010 6:06 am

    good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    good morning duffer, ST.

    so duffer, whatcha think of Warriors hold em in Vegas, between Army and Colorado? πŸ˜€

  7. jm2375 February 22, 2010 6:06 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Top 10!

  8. bighilofan2 February 22, 2010 6:09 am

    tomorrow is a poor time to do what should be done today.

    amen to that.

    get ready Warriors. pretty soon its showtime. gotta get started, yesterday.

  9. G (Chin February 22, 2010 6:09 am

    Here’s a link that describes the thinking of how to market baseball in China. Has some mentions of Yankee’s Cashman and his commitment to find the ace that can pitch a 98 mph fastball…

    Article predicts it’ll take a decade before it becomes a mainstay

  10. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 6:10 am

    Great Morning All!

    Terrific win by the BaseBows yesterday.

  11. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 6:12 am

    Those two #’s certainly deserve to be acknowledged in a formal manner.

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  12. BigWave96744 February 22, 2010 6:16 am

    Put on your funky sun glasses and sing in your best Elton John style…

    I’m the Beast, I’m the Beast
    Oh the Beast is Back
    Stone Cold Sober as a matter of fact
    I’m the Beast, I’m the Beast
    and I’m coming for you
    watch the way that I move
    and the thing that I do…….

    Love you Braddah Beast…. Go get ’em this spring..
    Mahalo to the Bulla for the pictures πŸ™‚

  13. protector February 22, 2010 6:19 am

    Totally agree with retiring the numbers of several notable athletes!

    Morning all!

    The clutch win by the BaseBows takes a lot of pressure off. Let’s hope they can win tonight to tie the Beavers up! It’ll be worth a few points in the polls. Let’s hope the myopic pollsters won’t ding Oregon State by dropping them drastically if that happens.

  14. bighilofan2 February 22, 2010 6:19 am

    that is one intense looking mudda, huh!

    looks almost as good as Andrea the super G flymaster. πŸ˜€

    to be a winna, gotta have the mind, and da beast got da mind! fo sure!

    have a nice day Tsaikos.

  15. NYUH February 22, 2010 6:21 am

    Hmm, who played more NFL regular season downs? Colt or Timmy?

    Well, never mind. Colt is going to rock this year!

  16. Bigislandkurt February 22, 2010 6:28 am

    I am, and will always be a T-Chang Fan!

    Thanks for the reminder……spring ball only a few weeks away.


  17. protector February 22, 2010 6:29 am

    Thanks BigWave96744 for profile on the Beast!

    Have been anticipating the coming of the Warrior Beast / Beast Warrior!

  18. protector February 22, 2010 6:32 am

    Question to ST & others: re: Switching of jersey numbers.

    Don’t the players get upset about this due to superstition / possessiveness?

  19. BigWave96744 February 22, 2010 6:35 am

    Got to check out Davone’s new tee shirt at the Barefoot League.
    Wow the shirt is insane…
    Jacky Buder went all out on that one…
    So great to see that after 3 years, DB is still drawing a crowd..
    He, his wife and child looked really great.
    The entire week he did nothing but give back to the people of Hawaii.
    Kemoeatu Camp, Speed and Quickness, autograph signings, etc.
    Mahalo Davone.

  20. protector February 22, 2010 6:36 am

    Another question:

    Who has the authority to retire a number? Is it JD?? Or can Coach Mack do it?

  21. Loa February 22, 2010 6:51 am

    morning gang!

    me thinks #54 jerseys would sell too

  22. Bulla February 22, 2010 6:55 am

    #12 Big Wave.

    mahalo bro, above and beyond…..humbled….but mahalo, and don’t worry, ‘the beast’ will be very ready come April 3rd……count on it.

  23. Jason February 22, 2010 6:57 am

    jm2375 mentioned Tara Hittle student teaching last year. Last semester, she was also student teaching, but at Moanalua. Her field is PE.

  24. Pomai February 22, 2010 7:26 am

    ST agree, should have been done (retiring jerseys) long ago, but why just stop with football, there are a few volleyball, basketball and baseball jerseys that should be retired also.

    The only problem would be that over the years we’ve seen some pretty good players that would also deserve it, too soon you run out of numbers. LOL

  25. Pomai February 22, 2010 7:29 am

    I could just see papa Lahey talking to the spotter “EH who’s numbah 1x3c45”

  26. duffer (iPhone) February 22, 2010 7:40 am

    @bhf2 Re: Vegas

    The team and support staff probably have cheaper room rates, plus meal vouchers if they stay at a Boyd property. Lots of buffets to go to.

  27. (Jesse)James February 22, 2010 7:50 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…long time no see…

    Hope all have a great day…see you guys later…

    Esme and out…

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid February 22, 2010 8:06 am

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

    No UH athlete is likely to put up the NCAA records that Timmy and Colt did. If that isn’t reason enough to retire the numbers, nothing is.

    Great pics of the Beast. Ryan’s going to be good for the team and vice versa.

  29. addahknowjoe February 22, 2010 8:08 am

    Gmorning gang!

    You’re right, ST. Retire the numbers and market them. It’ll be like inventing a new logo or a new line of products to sell. As their history lives on both should generate decent long term revenue streams for the program.

    Wishing everyone a great day to start off an awesome week!

    BIK- Howzit!

  30. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 22, 2010 8:35 am

    Tonight’s 5 pm Basebow game start means that DrDoc cannot be there at first pitch. He has to take the bus back to Kailua to pick up the car at the repair shop and then drive back into town. He’ll come in when the the gates open up at the bottom of the fifth inning.

    That means another freebie ticket is available – if you’d like to go, please me outside the gate at 4:45 pm or give me a call – Stephen and Slugger have my telephone number – so I can leave it for you at the Will Call Window. You do NOT have to sit with me although I would appreciate the use of your eyeballs from time to time because mine are so bad – even with binoculars.

    The Stadium Authority is meeting this Thursday at 10 am and there are three items on the Agenda which may be of interest to folks here. I will not be at the meeting because of transportation issues – takes too long to get to and from Aloha Stadium back into downtown Honolulu by bus

    Stadium Authority Meeting
    99-500 Salt Lake Boulevard
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
    February 25, 2010
    10:00 a.m.

    I. Call to Order

    II. Approval of Minutes of January 28, 2010

    III. Monthly Report
    A. Chairman’s Report
    B. Stadium Manager’s Report
    C. Approval of Events
    D. UHAD Monthly Report
    E. Centerplate/Swap Meet Monthly Report
    F. Aloha Sports Properties Monthly Report

    IV. Unfinished Business- Discussion and Appropriate Action
    A. Aloha Stadium Repair Work- Update from (Comptroller Russ Saito) on the Stadium Repair Work Project or any updates involving Aloha Stadium.
    B. Aloha Stadium Strategic Plan- Update from stadium management on the development of a strategic plan.

    V. New Business- Discussion and Appropriate Action
    A. Aloha Stadium Swap Meet- Discussion of the possibility of having Swap Meets on University of Hawaii Football Game Days.

    VI. Next Meeting March 25, 2010

    VII. Adjournment

  31. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 22, 2010 8:52 am

    A quick reminder: If you have strong feelings about the item before the City Council this Wednesday – see my post in yesterday’s blog – or the items listed above or the issues surrounding a student activities fee, please speak up and let the appropriate officials know. They are NOT mind-readers.

    Remember the flag pole issue that stirred up a big hullaballoo lst week. Rep. Cabanilla, Chair of the Housing Committee, said that no one showed to speak for or against the bill when it was posted for hearing. No one called her office or any other legislative office either.

    Gvernoment officials respond to silence in different ways. If no one from the public shows up to speak for or against something, then the item is likely to be tabled. If only one side shows up, then the vote will go for them. If both sides show up, then other issues come into play.

    With respect to the change to item coming up on Wednesday, the UH Administration provided strong support for the chance as did the Athletic Department. Thus, the compromise.

    Pomai raised the issue of profit-sharing. Unfortunately, the City is now allowed to do that, but it could make a gift to the University or it could waive the fee if it went through the process. However, in these tight times, that isn’t going to happen,.

    Trust me on this one – the swap meet vendor representatives will show up at the meeting. If no one with an opposing view shows up, then you know what will happen. I’m not sure what the Athletic Department’s current position is on this, but I do know that they were instrumental in getting the change in the first place.

    As soon as I post this, I’ll give Carl Clapp a call and find out whe their current position is.

  32. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 22, 2010 8:58 am

    Bad Eye!! Bad Eye!!!

    Gvernoment = Government

    the City is now allowed = the City is noT allowed

    happen,. = happen.

    Sorry about that.

  33. al February 22, 2010 9:01 am

    retiring numbers is always one of those damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

    so, lets say you retire 14 and 15. well, like someone mentioned, what about 54? pisa tinoisamoa’s 10? future hall of famer #7?

    soon you are out of numbers for 105 roster players.
    retire one number and you need to retire another number.

    i’d rather see the great ones enshrined in another way. perhaps in the athletic department’s waiting/sitting room where new recruits/parents gather to meet with coaches where the “wall of fame” depicts the great ones with autographed pictures, jerseys (altho not retired), pictures/collages, and also include the many successful athletes/alumni who went on to higher heights, nfl, olympics, and professional business fields and the like.

    awarding high profile recruits a number 14, 15, or 54 would lend itself as a huge recruiting incentive as well.

    still sell the retro jerseys of the great ones. i don’t know how much is allowed in gifts to recruits but having those retro jerseys in the hands of a new guy could also be a nice thing.


  34. al February 22, 2010 9:02 am

    thanks for the beast link.

    bruddah is growing eh?
    tear em up in the class room and the field!

  35. Stephen Tsai February 22, 2010 9:15 am

    I think 54 should be retired, too.

  36. Kekoa (iPhone) February 22, 2010 9:19 am

    Al ~ I’ve decided to retire my fave 49ers puka shirt. I’m gonna ask m-i-h to make a Koa wood frame for it. Gotta go now…getting all misty-eyed awrready…

  37. (Jesse)James February 22, 2010 9:21 am

    Congrats to Mike and Tiffany…

  38. Pomai February 22, 2010 9:22 am

    ST that list could grow quite fast, what about #1, with that many years in the NFL plus he will for sure be in the hall of fame.

  39. Colomaohana February 22, 2010 9:32 am

    Good morning, Tsaiko ohana!

  40. jojo ® February 22, 2010 9:32 am

    Congratulations to Mike and Tiffany! Wow!!!

  41. A-House February 22, 2010 9:42 am

    We send our heartfelt congratulations to Tiffany and Mike on their engagement!!!

  42. anonymous February 22, 2010 9:43 am

    To the UH athletic site:

    Have a countdown clock.


    To generate interest, spirit, pride and excitement . And to serve as a reminder.

    For example.

    Have one for when spring football starts.

    Days. Hours. Minutes. Seconds.

    Have one for the opening of the football season, starting with the USC game.

    Days. Hours. Minutes. Seconds.

    Or even have one with the start of when season ticket sales go on sale for football.

    Days. Hours. Minutes. Seconds.

    I think by having a countdown clock it builds excitement for the fans. And it serves as a motivation for the athletes. Also it conveys a message that the school is caring. With each tick of the clock the athletes can sense the urgency of being prepared. And for the fans and supporters it can be captivating for them in getting behind the team, too.

  43. LizKauai m/ February 22, 2010 9:49 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Congrats Mike and Tiffany!!!


  44. GRM February 22, 2010 9:49 am

    Congratulations Tiffany and Mike! Every day is a furlough day for me – RETIRED!

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid February 22, 2010 9:52 am

    Congrats to Tsai the younger and his loverly bride to be!

  46. Bulla February 22, 2010 9:54 am


    i like that idea, i’ve seen it with other schools……currently looking at the schedule for 2010, it says we play USC on 9-2-10, is that a typo?

    with that in mind, we have 191 days to prepare, but not really because the team is not practicing 7 days a week, not even 5 days a week. realistically, if you take 3 days a week between now and then, that would be generous, calculations would determine approximately 81 days……and then, even those are not all day affairs….say 3 hour practice will give us 243 hours out of 1944 hours, so the clock is ticking…………………..

  47. jm2375 February 22, 2010 9:56 am

    Congrats to Tiffany & Mike!

    Thought on marketing to students – compare going to a game with going to a movie. Only works for men’s vb & wahine bb. Might work for women’s vb.

    Men’s vb Movie @ Ward
    ticket $5 (upper level) $10
    popcorn $3?? $5.25 (small)?
    soda $2?? $5.25 (small)?
    total $10 $20.50

    2 people can go the volleyball game for the same price as 1 movie!
    Use full page ads in Ka Leo, put posters up on upper campus and dorms, send mass emails.

  48. A-House February 22, 2010 9:57 am

    Psst, Psst, hey you, don’t look around, I’m addressing you, yea you looking at your screen – dis is not the “love call” – hey, is it spring Ball yet!

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT, gotto wait till March? I know dat ST wen post da scheule, but who wen make copy? Not me, too much to write down – jus lazy!!

  49. jm2375 February 22, 2010 9:59 am

    Bulla – 9-2-10 is not a typo. It’s a Thursday game. Put in your request for vacation now. πŸ˜€

  50. Slugger February 22, 2010 9:59 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Congratulations to Mike & Tiffany!

  51. al February 22, 2010 10:02 am

    pomai….do you mean #7 as in davone bess?

  52. al February 22, 2010 10:04 am

    congrats mike n tiffany.

    so did tiffany cough up the helmet in exchange for the wedding vows?
    inquiring minds want to know.

    and mike….are you sure?
    (nah just joking.)

  53. al February 22, 2010 10:06 am

    i remember that day when tiffany broke all of our hearts.

    umm. not because she came with mike to the party, but, because she won the most coveted prize…the helmet.

  54. Jack Flash February 22, 2010 10:07 am

    Countdown clock is a good idea. Using former player’s jersey number for recruiting purposes makes more sense than retiring numbers. Any QB out there want to be the next Colt Brennan? We got #15 waiting just for you!

  55. Stephen Tsai February 22, 2010 10:34 am

    You know about the No. 32 jersey that was honored at the last game?
    It’s not authentic.

  56. SteveM February 22, 2010 10:38 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Numbers 14 & 15 should be retired. One set a NCAA passing record that may never be broken and 15, well, we know what Colt means to Hawaii.

    BTW, who wears #16 now… πŸ™‚

  57. SteveM February 22, 2010 10:41 am


    ….the Tsai-ko choir going to sing at your reception? πŸ™„

  58. SteveM February 22, 2010 10:47 am

    Countdown clock?
    ST’s spring training schedule? (or link to)

  59. Tan Man February 22, 2010 11:00 am

    I agreed with Jack Flash and Countdown Clock. Maybe not just at the lobby or wall of the Athletic Complex but for Football, at Aloha Stadium; for Volleyball and Basketball, etc., at the Arena; for Baseball, at the Murakami Stadium; can also honor soccer players, swimmers, etc. Maybe you can also make use of the lower campus area – the wall of fame by the roadside. Use these jersey #s to recruit new generation of prize recruits!! Yes! Selling retro jersey is a good idea… Another way is to bring back these players one group at a time and to have a charged autograph session to raise fund for the Athletic department.

    However, ultimately, a sports fee which will allow students to watch at least 6 games of their choice. For each game, reserve a known number of decent seats for students. And students can choose 1 football game, and/or 1 or 2 volleyball games, and/or 1 or 2 basketball games, and/or 1 baseball game, etc. until he/she reached the 6 games limit per year. They can select their 3 games of choice once they’ve paid their tuitions and fees for the semester and then another 3 games when they paid their tuition the next semester. Since the games are first-come, first-served, there will be an incentive to pay tuition and fees as early as possible in order to get their hands on the bigger games. Of course, the numbers I’ve came up with is just through the thin air. I think $75 fees per semester for 3 game tickets and also give the students the rights to use of the athletic facilities such as tennis court, basketball court, swimming pool, track, gym, etc. sounds reasonable. 24-Hour fitness would have cost the students a bundle and that’s just for the use of their gyms. Maybe UH athletes can take turn, host exercise classes each week so students can participate as a give back to the college. This will give the athletic department goodwill and help our student population stay healthy!!

  60. Pomai February 22, 2010 11:02 am

    al my bad ment #7 Jason Elam so use to seeing him with #1

  61. al February 22, 2010 11:12 am

    with ulima afoa officially out…do you think tengan deserves a shot?

  62. Kazz February 22, 2010 11:18 am

    Rainbow Wahine Softball Sweeps WAC Honors

    Redshirt Freshman Centerfielder Kelly Majam and Freshman Pitcher Kaia Parnaby snagged their first WAC Player of the Week Honors today.

    Looks like Majam is averaging similar #s to what she has doing in high school and Parnaby is becoming the one thing we lacked last season in another reliable and effective pitcher.

    May the success CONTINUE!!!! :mrgreen:

    Majam, a rookie from Pine Valley, Calif., led the Rainbow Wahine to a 4-1 record at the Louisville-Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. last week. She hit a WAC-best .750 (12-of-16) with seven RBI, a 1.313 slugging percentage and a .810 on-base percentage. She led the team in runs (10), hits (12), doubles (3) and walks (5). Majam had at least one hit in all five games and multiple hits in four games. She reached base safely in 17 of 21 plate appearances; hit 1.000 (5-for-5) with runners on; and was 9-for-9 in advancing runners.

    Parnaby, an Aussie southpaw from Bilgola Plateau, NSW, posted a 3-0 record–all complete games–at the Desert Classic. She earned victories against UNLV, San Diego and Cal State Fullerton. In 17.0 innings of work, Parnaby gave up five earned runs with one shutout. She posted a 2.06 ERA while striking out 21 and holding opponents to a .261 batting average. Overall, Parnaby is 5-0 this season.

  63. duffer February 22, 2010 11:19 am

    Congrats to Mike and Tiffany!!!!!

    To celebrate, I’m going to Tiffany’s for some fuud this weekend!

  64. A-House February 22, 2010 11:31 am


    Do you know if Ariana (sp)? was a scholarship player for Coach Dana?

    If yes, this gives her 2 scholarships to work with for 2010.

    The Molokai VB/BB player will be a Wahine VB or BB scholarship? Its been so long since she committed I forgot what was in the papers.

  65. A-House February 22, 2010 11:32 am

    Will try to make a game or 2 next time the softball team is back home.

    Mrs A-House wants to see them play.

  66. Kazz February 22, 2010 11:33 am

    For a sec I forgot about that old pic up top! I thought Brother Mike did the classic “propose to girlfriend with football helmet” deal! 😎


  67. A-House February 22, 2010 11:34 am


    eat some for us – we need to plan a trip to Maui – last time we were there the “old” terminal was still operating – yikes, that’s a LONG time ago!

  68. A-House February 22, 2010 11:35 am

    Warrior team between Army and Colorado – what’s wrong in staying in Denver between games?

    No connections for discounted hotel/meals?

  69. al February 22, 2010 11:38 am

    “propose to girlfriend with football helmet” deal!

    er, don’t you have a helmet?

  70. Kazz February 22, 2010 11:39 am


    Next week Friday Mar 5th, they return home to play against Seattle University at 6pm, remember though that baseball starts at 3:35pm against Citadel though.


    The next day Saturday Mar 6th, you can make a BIG DAY at the two ball parks with one baseball game and a softball double header featuring ANOTHER top tier opponent:

    12:05pm Baseball vs Citadel
    4:00pm Wahine Softball vs ECU
    6:00pm Wahine Softball vs 2009 NCAA Champions Washington.

  71. SteveM February 22, 2010 11:41 am

    Repost from yesterday, 4:53 PM

    I have just completed the skeleton of my 2010 Warrior Away Game web page for Tsai-ko plans and logistics. Please help me flesh it out. The tours listed as of today are not all-inclusive and I will welcome info from other agencies for similar Army-Colorado game combo itineraries.

    Since there is a break between the Army and Colorado games which might be spent in Vegas (depending on tour/personal plans), that week will have a section also (similar to Las Vegas last year) for get-togethers,

    Please post here or email me your plans/info. As usual the travelers will know who else is going and can establish their comms and tailgate/cattle call plans.

  72. Kazz February 22, 2010 11:41 am


    I get two. One for battle at the home games 😈 … and one for show with Colt’s sig with all the “trimmings”.

    I don’t have a girlfriend, but I do know of a girl that would be VERY upset if she heard me say that. πŸ˜†

    Either way, the helmets die with me!

  73. al February 22, 2010 11:46 am

    kazz….u da man.
    a real man’s man.

    hang on to your helmets just like you hung on to your balls.
    u know the volleyballs u won at the raffle.

  74. Kazz February 22, 2010 11:47 am


    “Ariana”? You mean Brianna Linton? I believe she was a walk on, I could be wrong though.

    It was terrible to hear she left the team due to “personal issues”. She was on her way to gaining some serious playing time as she was contributing very well.

    Also, I thought that the transfer of Jennifer Hamilton at the beginning of the season effected this season as well. Despite the troubles of last season for the entire team, I liked what I saw out of her, she was a speedy player with good hands and a good 1-1 defender, and with Ayabe going down, Hamilton could have slid in to give Kanekoa and or Galdones a rest from time to time. Kanekoa is really over-worked right now.

  75. Kazz February 22, 2010 11:49 am


    February 22nd, 2010 at 11:46 am

    hang on to your helmets just like you hung on to your balls.
    u know the volleyballs u won at the raffle.

    I’ll hang on to them! Tight as I can!

    and the helmets and vballs too. πŸ˜‰


  76. duffer (iPhone) February 22, 2010 11:51 am

    Hey c_c aka Keith, man up ( or as Rob said, xxxx up) and take a trip to Maui for the mvb game.

  77. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 11:54 am

    LT released by the Chargers….it’s a brutal business.
    Not For Long….

  78. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 11:57 am


    with ulima afoa officially out…do you think tengan deserves a shot?

    It’s a brutal position. πŸ™„

  79. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 11:58 am

    Congratulation Mike and Tiffany!

  80. A-House February 22, 2010 12:12 pm


    The BB game on Sat may be rough as we have eye doctor appointment at 9am which includes “dialation” and need to keep in dark as much as possible.

    Wahine SB the afternoon/evening may just be the way to go!

  81. Garret February 22, 2010 12:13 pm

    Congratulations to Mike and Tiffany!

  82. Garret February 22, 2010 12:22 pm

    One option that I would like from Na Koa is the option to get *no* gift. I realized that a significant portion of my donation last year was not deductible due to the value of the gift I received. I’d rather have the deduction than the gift (which I gave to Mrs. Momo). Also, I’d rather Na Koa save their money and use *all* of my gift for the Warriors instead of spending some of it on a gift for me…especially if then that gift reduces my tax deduction.

    I realize that Na Koa probably has learned that the appreciation gifts (polo shirts, etc.) helps encourage UH fans to donate to them and that it is a competitive market for donors in this tough economy. However, free pens, shirts, tickets, etc., really end up reducing how much Na Koa nets from its donations, and the money Na Koa nets goes to the football program.

    I wouldn’t say anything if I wasn’t worried that the budget would be getting squeezed next year as donations decline with a tough economy and cuts in the budget. Maybe things are best how they are and the giveaways bring in more money than they cost. However, it would be nice if there was an option to get no gift for those people who just want to help the Warrior program and get a tax deduction.

  83. Garret February 22, 2010 12:25 pm

    Some things that Tom suggested such as meetings with coaches and/or players *would* be a huge incentive for people to donate and would not cost UH anything. I would expect those types of special meetings to only occur for higher level donors, to avoid having the coaches and players from being overwhelmed by meeting too many people.

  84. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 12:25 pm


    I think that option is available now.

  85. Garret February 22, 2010 12:28 pm


    If that option is available now, I didn’t know about it! I just went on Na Koa’s website and saw the little check box to skip the gift…I guess I never looked close enough before.

    So, scratch my post #82. I’m glad that Na Koa is on top of things.

  86. Bigislandwarrior3 February 22, 2010 12:47 pm

    Ulima afoa good luck go back to coaching the d line at uh warriors or comeback to the bigisland and take bob Wagner place at ksh as the ad after he retires.

  87. A-House February 22, 2010 12:49 pm


    your #83 – in principle only, friend who went to a meeting hosted by a VIP – at the meeting, the VIP said take out your check books and write a check for $1,000,000 which went to a particular foreign country – 7 people =s $7,000,000.

    now, if UH could only have such meetings – happy days!!!

  88. Stretch February 22, 2010 12:54 pm

    February 22nd, 2010 at 11:19 am
    … To celebrate, I’m going to Tiffany’s for some fuud this weekend!

    That sounds like a GREAT idea, I might fly over to join you

  89. al February 22, 2010 12:55 pm

    didn’t realize hamiltion left the team.
    when did this happen or did she just not return to school this year?

    too bad. she really could have helped.

  90. Garret February 22, 2010 1:03 pm


    I was only the Engineering professor asked to attend an eye-opening fundraiser for Santa Clara University back when I worked for them. It had only their biggest donors in the LA area and in that one day they raised an *amazing* amount of money. It was held in this very, very nice location in Hollywood and I was amazed at how normal all the big donors acted–nobody bragged about their money or about their donations, they just discretely gave checks to the people sitting at the welcoming table.

    That one night raised many times UH’s Athletic Department deficit. It helps when some of their grads made it big in Hollywood or business and wanted to give back. Kurt Rambis and his wife were even there and they were really nice to talk with also.

  91. tom-warriornation February 22, 2010 1:09 pm

    Many mahalos Stephen for posting my message to Nakoa! Hopefully some of these ideas will be done to get our Warriors back to the Sugar Bowl or BCS title game! We have to think big to attain our dreams!

  92. BigIslandkurt February 22, 2010 1:12 pm

    Howzit ADKWJOE!

    “Honor, love and true devotion, all to thee belong.”


  93. A-House February 22, 2010 1:12 pm


    It may be a cultural thing in “Hawaii”, but more graduates are linked to their high school than to UH. Not for the A-House family – only thing that counts has to do with UH – especially football and cannot deny that we have made very special friends through this blog!

    I find this intriguing as freindships cultured at college will be the ones that sustain you post-college. Very few will be from high school days unless it carried over to college.

    On the mailand it’s just the opposite.

    I’m sure that there are many UH grads who did well, but chose not to donate.

  94. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 1:14 pm

    Speaking of unique “fundraising” ideas:

    The FBI reports some con artists have taken a total of $500,000 from six Honolulu law firms since the start of the year.

    It begins with a law firm receiving an e-mail from a prospective client from overseas.

    The client then sends the firm a cashier’s check for a legal fee retainer in an amount far exceeding industry standards.

    When the law firm informs the client the retainer is too high, the client requests a wire transfer refund to a foreign bank account.

    After the refund is sent, the firm learns the cashier’s check was counterfeit, and it’s out the amount of the refund.

    The article didn’t list the names of the firms 😈

  95. A-House February 22, 2010 1:15 pm

    Howzit, tom-warriornation – hope things are going well for you in LA!

  96. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 1:16 pm


    Wat skoo yu grad? πŸ˜†

  97. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 1:17 pm


  98. Midnight February 22, 2010 1:20 pm

    Congratulations to Mike and Tiffany!!! from Barbara and me.

  99. A-House February 22, 2010 1:20 pm

    Kauai High

  100. A-House February 22, 2010 1:22 pm

    Midnight & Barbara:

    We will surely miss you at our tailgates – fuud, friends, football!

    Hopefully we can meet should UH play SMU in Dallas – never been there yet!

  101. Garret February 22, 2010 1:36 pm


    Yes, from what I understand people in Hawaii in general donate more to their high schools that people in the mainland, while mainland people give more to their college. That is bad for UH’s funding.

    One other big difference is that some people attend Santa Clara University for religious reasons, and a church affiliation probably encourages more people to donate more. I was also interested to learn that the Jesuits who are professors there donate their entire salaries to the University and live on campus in the dorms/residences. So, when they ask a potential donor for a donation, that donor knows that the person they are talking to donates their entire salary to the University!

    Stanford has taken a different tactic for fundraising. They take advantage of being in Silicon Valley by investing in the startups from many of their professors and students and providing incubation facilities to help the companies get started. So, they can end up making a lot of money from the stock they own in the company, plus the founders of the company feel indebted to the school and donate generously when they hit it big.

    Maybe UH could start a program to help startups by professors and UH graduates? That could pay off big in the end and would also help the Hawaii economy. I know a UH engineering professor who started a high-tech company who had to get SBA loans and I don’t think he got any help from UH for his company.

    Stanford also takes advantage of their location in Silicon Valley by getting some Engineering professors (who have had VERY impressive careers) to join their faculty at a salary of $1 per year. There was one year when half of the professors that joined them all took the $1 per year salaries. Professors take that deal because they want access to Stanford students and the venture capital firms nearby to start companies. Plus, those people tend to be multi-millionaires already from past companies they started so they are happy to take no salary to become a Stanford professor.

  102. Manoa February 22, 2010 2:16 pm

    The ASUH– undergrad student association did pass a mandatory $20 assessment on every undergrad to cover a discount on a bus pass whether you bus to school or not.

    If the right students are elected, I believe they will pass an activities fee and include athletics in that. Get all athletes and the band and as many other groups as possible to support a slate of candidates for the fee. Voter participation is low, so a concerted effort could get the activity fee passed and it would cover UH athletics as well..

  103. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 22, 2010 2:39 pm


    Jennifer Hamilton only played against HPU in the exhibition opening night for the Wahine.

    She still attended several games in support of her friends/teammates afterwards but wasn’t dressed.

    I thought it was an injury but not the case.

    Guess with Ayabe being brought in it limited her playing time. Not sure if she was a schollie player and yes she would have helped now after Ayabe and Kuehu suffered their season-ending injuries.

  104. postmanke February 22, 2010 3:23 pm

    Rex Ryan + Travis LaBoy? That would be great!

  105. wafan February 22, 2010 3:49 pm

    Congratulations Tiffany and Mike!

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  107. al February 22, 2010 4:40 pm

    kazz…i thought that hamilton had some potential and played with a lot of desire.

  108. Pomai February 22, 2010 4:43 pm

    Am I confused, I didn’t think they need the student to approve of anything to set a activity fee? UH is not a sports college per-say so to think the students would vote for it is dreaming, that is unless you stack the deck like what Manoa said.

    But then again just pass the dang thing (athletic fee not activity fee) and quit screwing around. 100.00 a semester with it all going to the athletic department, when moneys tight upper campus doesn’t care about the lower campus except what it can get from them. Well that’s a two way street.

  109. Stephen Tsai February 22, 2010 5:04 pm

    I went to hear Donovan at the Quarterback Club today. Someone asked what happened to the athletic fee that they used to have 20 years ago. Donovan said it was converted into a student-activity fee that benefits the maintenance of Hemenway Hall.
    He also said the new plan is to replace the thrice-proposed (and thrice-rejected) student athletic fee with a wider-rangng student activity fee that would include concerts and other UH-related events.
    That should help the passage; on the down side, I imagine it would dilute the money that goes to athletics.

  110. wafan February 22, 2010 5:14 pm

    Thanks for the pix of the Beast! Whoo-hoo!!!

    Get bigger, better, stronger this year. Then next year . . . you get to paper train the ‘dawgs in their house. Yeah!

  111. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 5:32 pm

    According to the UH website, estimated costs for a year (09-10 school year):

    Resident, living with parents – $13095
    Resident, living in dorm – $18457
    Non-resident, living in dorm – $30505 (using same $200 transportation cost)

    all include “Fees” of $399.

    …do the math on the percentage of increase with a $499 figure for Fees. πŸ˜•

  112. anonymous February 22, 2010 5:32 pm

    Re-Who would be a good interview?

    Former UH basketball coach Riley Wallace would. Having him on the WB show would be something I’d be eager to watch. In one interview one could learn a lot from the former coach about the current state of affairs revolving around Coach Nash’s teams over the past three years. But my burning question to Coach Wallace would be this: What effect would Alika Smith have had on the team had Coach Nash retained him? The effect of Alika coaching the guards? On recruiting? Of instilling some pride and spirit onto the team? The thing I remember about Coach Wallace is that he’s a straight shooter and getting his perspective and input of the direction the MBB is taking would be interesting. And it would curb a lot of fan’s curiosity.

  113. Pomai February 22, 2010 5:33 pm

    #109 Yeah I know I’m dreaming, but what the heck.

  114. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 5:33 pm


    forgot to include the link

  115. (Jesse)James February 22, 2010 5:42 pm

    Pomai…#109…you are correct. ASUH does not need to approve an increase fee. It just takes the will of the upper campus to do it.

  116. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 5:53 pm

    BTW, already get 12% increase in tuition planned for next year. Would an additional $100 really impact students’ decision to enroll/continue at UH?

  117. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 6:02 pm

    C’mon BaseBows…find some offense!

  118. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 6:05 pm

    Happy Birthday HoweLee!

  119. Pomai February 22, 2010 6:28 pm

    #116 (J)J
    Which they would only if it makes them money. Come on it’s not brain surgery, 100 bucks for athletic fee and you get to go to all sports for free and with id get 20% off at concessions.

  120. whitey February 22, 2010 6:36 pm

    Congratulations to Tiffany and Mike. Like Duffer, I going to Tiffany’s on Sat night

  121. whitey February 22, 2010 6:37 pm

    for those on Maui who would like to meet sum good Tsaikos, come to Tiffany’s on Sat night after the game.

  122. Ralph February 22, 2010 6:46 pm

    Senior Night this wednesday Na Wahine BB. Dita is the lone senior on the team. Last home game, where’d the season go, time flys. With Hamilton gone and Dita graduating, coach Dana will have probably 2 scholarships for next season, I hope she uses them wisely.

  123. Stephen Tsai February 22, 2010 6:47 pm

    Got money questions?
    Carl Clapp is tomorrow’s guest.

  124. Ralph February 22, 2010 6:50 pm

    Linton left the team this week, maybe 3 scholarships available. Again, she got to use them wisely and bring in D1 players with speed and athleticism. La Tech is a good example, building back to national prominence with a new coach, they had quickness, speed and athleticism.

  125. Slugger February 22, 2010 6:54 pm


    Thanks for the link on LaBoy. Hope he gets picked up by the J-E-T-S Jets.

  126. Fan February 22, 2010 6:54 pm

    #54 the NOGA number for both Falaniko (NIKO) and Alapati (AL) Noga, should be retired at UH and of course way overdue for the UH Hall or Circle of Fame!

  127. Fan February 22, 2010 6:56 pm

    Al Noga continues to be the “only” AP (Associated Press) “First Team” All-American ever from the University of Hawaii!

  128. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 6:57 pm


    and perhaps ongoing financial support from the Mailman?

  129. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 7:05 pm

    Congratulations Shannon Dresser!

    ….wonder what her “talent” was? πŸ˜‰

  130. Ralph February 22, 2010 7:10 pm

    Miss Oahu, alright, join Raeceen in winning the Miss Hawaii pageant.

  131. Bulla February 22, 2010 7:25 pm

    mahalo everyone for checking out ‘the beast’….and all the kind words πŸ™‚


  132. chawan_cut February 22, 2010 7:34 pm

    so why is it that the upper campus cuts off its funding for lower campus yet expects lower campus to pay for its upper campus stuff?

  133. chawan_cut February 22, 2010 7:39 pm

    Upper campus:
    Post Sugar Bowl: Gimme!!! Gimme!!!!

    Now: Its your problem buddy! What’s your plan?

  134. chawan_cut February 22, 2010 7:40 pm

    oh, congrats Mike and Tiffany!

  135. Bulla February 22, 2010 7:56 pm

    BAD MANNERS, excuse me

    CONGRATS TO MIKE AND TIFFANY………and many more………

  136. PowderPuff February 22, 2010 7:57 pm

    Congratulations, Shannon…you continue to shine in so many ways. And a big congrats to Mike and Tiffany…wooo hooo! πŸ™‚ Retiring #54 and #7 would be cool, but what retro jerseys would be sold with these numbers…the beloved bright green and Rainbow? Talk about retro, I’m bringing the old-school UH logo out of the closet this weekend for the MVB games against BYU!

  137. Kekoa February 22, 2010 8:44 pm

    Powder Puff goin’ show us her rust spots from the retro Rainbow gear she had hidden away in her closet. 😎

  138. chawan_cut February 22, 2010 8:45 pm

    anyone got one of those “Beat BYU!” rally towels? I always wanted one…

  139. Slugger February 22, 2010 8:45 pm

    Congratulations to Shannon Dresser!!!

  140. Kekoa February 22, 2010 8:48 pm

    Happy Birthday to my old friend and teammate HoweLee.

  141. Kekoa February 22, 2010 8:52 pm

    C_C ~ I had one of those rally towels I used to bring to the t-gates. I used it to wipe up a spill, and never saw it again!

    Chevron stations used to give ’em out with a purchase of at least 8 gallons of gas. Unfortunately, Corporations don’t do it anymore, and they should.

  142. chawan_cut February 22, 2010 9:01 pm

    what a great week this’ll be UH games non stop from Wednesday.
    if you guys missed it before, i made up my own UH games schedule for the months since we don’t have the posters. its got most of the sports except softball (sorry ST, Kazz, Ralph!!! i couldn’t fit it all in without making the font too small)

  143. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2010 9:01 pm

    JD’s pic reminds me of one of Papa Leahey’s anecdotes

    On my way into work today I rear-ended a guy.
    He hops out of his car and I can see, he’s a midget!
    As I approach him, he looks at me and says, “I’m not happy.”
    I said to him, “Well, which one of the Dwarfs ARE YOU?”

  144. duffer (iPhone) February 22, 2010 9:26 pm

    Hey C_C you making it over for da MVB game?

  145. PowderPuff February 22, 2010 9:27 pm

    Haha, Kekoa…how you know it has rust spots?! πŸ™‚ Upon further review, I think it was meant to be a golf towel. How sacrilegious…I would never use those nice colors to wipe my golf balls. I might as well go all the way and wear my satin green, back-in-the-day jacket too. Wooo hoooo!

  146. chawan_cut February 22, 2010 9:27 pm

    no can. gotta support the basketball team. going to reno. so they gotta be there too!

  147. Derek February 22, 2010 9:38 pm

    1. Free Throws – the Lahainaluna guard Maiki Viela made 16 out of 18 against Punahou last week. That’s a lot better than the UH Rainbow Warriors wouldn’t you say? Making free throws ain’t that difficult. I can make 70% and I’m not that good. The Cal Poly guy made 16 out of 16.
    The key is bending the knees and shoot in rhythm and have a set routine.
    Example, see what Richard Hamilton from the Detroit Pistons does. He does the same thing everytime. Also, Arenas, Nash, Billips and Ray Allen. They do the same thing over and over again, like it’s automatic. If you shoot way over your head w/ a stiff leg they’ll never make it. That’s why Shag is not a good foul shooter. The ball should always be w/ a slight arch and the shooter should be looking at the front of the rim. Flemings free throws are too much of a line drive. Suggest Artie Wilson
    give them some lessons!
    2. I don’t understand why the Warriors have to go to Vegas in-between Army and Colorado. The most sensible thing to do is fly direct to Denver and get acclimated to the altitude over there. I’m sure they can get practice fields no problem and the hotels in Denver would be free from Vegas-like distractions.
    3. UH Rainbows problems – pitchers not throwing strikes consistently and costly errors. I also notice the pitchers take too long to pitch, thus extending the ending. I prefer the pitchers work quickly and be more agressive. The quicker you work the quicker you get out of the inning and don’t let the opponent settle in. There was one pitcher last year for another team, I think UC Irvine, who worked so fast I was tremendously impressed. And it added to a game ending in a little over 2 hours.
    4. Rainbow Wahine softball – I am really impressed w/ the team’s power.
    Good 1, 2 pitchers in Ricketts and Parnaby. This team has the potential to go very far in the NCAAs this year.
    5. Retiring numbers – only Colt Brennan’s # should be retired. While Timmy set the NCAA passing yds. record in a career, he also has the dubious record of throwing the most interceptions in a career. Chang also did not have good performances on the road, with the exception of one game in Fresno St. Anyway, that’s my opinion.

  148. Ralph February 22, 2010 9:39 pm

    PowderPuff one of your wayward drives must have hit chawan on the head, he is going to Reno for mbb, why not stay home and support the wbb on Wednesday and the softball against last year’s national champs Washington

  149. Ralph February 22, 2010 10:33 pm

    softball on live stats at 1 pm tomorrow, Na Wahine plays Loyola Marymount

  150. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 22, 2010 10:35 pm

    Yea Shannon!
    Nitey nite and sweet Warrior Dreams!

  151. Ralph February 22, 2010 10:41 pm

    Oregon made the top 25 in baseball poll. Only their second year fielding a team. Good test for UH, another ranked team that is only in its second class of recruiting, so we need to beat Oregon and convincingly win the series , and no excuses Trap. Protect the Aina, its our turf.
    And we would have had a louder cheering section if a few Tsaikos drank less on Saturday night and came to the game.

  152. rasu begasu February 22, 2010 11:10 pm

    if a few Tsaikos drank less on Saturday night

    is it possibkle?

  153. Curt February 22, 2010 11:23 pm

    Congratulations to Mike and Tiffany. At the bash, I tried really hard to pry the helmet from Tiffany; but no go. I guess my bribes weren’t high enough. πŸ™‚ Does she still have da helmet?

  154. tom February 22, 2010 11:24 pm

    One vote for ST from Tokyo!!!

  155. SteveM February 22, 2010 11:34 pm

    Actually, Tsai-kos generally do not drink much. There are a few notable exceptions, but of those I’ve met, that number is less than 5.

    Work tomorrow… Good night everyone!

  156. Curt February 22, 2010 11:35 pm

    A big woo-hoo to Shannon Dresser. That’s a nice addition to her resume.

    Stephen: Da next time u see Shannon, can you get a betta pic-cha of her? It’s for sport reasons of course. πŸ™‚ Now my betta half goin’ bop me on top of da head…auwe. Now dat I tink about it, can u do an annual swim suit edition of da Warrior Beat–women only? Now, I’m really gonna get bopped on top of my big fat head. Oh, and I volunteer to be da photographer. Ha-ha. Sorry honey, I was jus kidding.

  157. Curt February 22, 2010 11:36 pm

    Howzit SteveM? What are you and Peaches up to these days?

  158. Curt February 22, 2010 11:44 pm

    G’ nite all. Sweet Warrior dreams.

  159. bighilofan2 February 23, 2010 1:53 am

    yah. more pics of Shannon. πŸ˜€

    all i gotta say is…. top 5 babeee. πŸ˜†

  160. Garret February 23, 2010 3:55 am

    Free pancakes at IHOP from 7am until 10pm!

  161. wafan February 23, 2010 3:58 am

    A good Tuesday to all!

  162. wafan February 23, 2010 4:03 am

    Congratulations to Shannon!

  163. wafan February 23, 2010 4:05 am

    Need to remind my seniors to go get their free short stack and make their donation.

    Thanks for the reminder, Garret!

  164. Pomai February 23, 2010 5:00 am

    Could there be any chance that the shake up of the coach’s could have a certain receivers coach going back to his old stomping grounds as the AD?

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