Rocky is back

Defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea today participated in team drills for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn left triceps.
Savaiigaea played left tackle in the base scheme (4-3) and nose tackle in the Okie defense (3-3-5).
He said he felt fine, but likely will be restricted in the remaining six practices.
• Richard Torres has solified the job at nickelback.
• Offensive coordinator said there still are open spots at the receiver positions, including the first team. Kealoha Pilares, Greg Salas, Dustin Blount, Jon Medeiros and Ryan Henry are battling for slotback jobs. If Salas sticks inside, the competition at left wideout includes Rodney Bradley, Mike Tinoco, Joe Avery, Royce Pollard and Jovonte Taylor.

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Hey, June Jones sent an e-mail announcing he tweets:


  1. duffer April 15, 2009 11:00 am

    What about Billy Ray?

  2. PONO April 15, 2009 11:00 am

    Top 5. Any updates on BBall LOI’s?

  3. sjmacro April 15, 2009 11:01 am


  4. BIGWAVE96744 April 15, 2009 11:01 am

    Happy tax day

  5. Kekoa April 15, 2009 11:03 am

    The Tax man cometh.

  6. sjmacro April 15, 2009 11:04 am

    both offense and defense had to repeat “sudden change”, not enough intensity.
    Safe trip back to uku@la; see him at UNLV 9/19

  7. duffer April 15, 2009 11:05 am

    What if you’re due a refund, do you still need to file on time?

  8. i agree duffer April 15, 2009 11:08 am

    stuzz 2 looks like one of the best receivers out there PERIOD!

  9. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 11:09 am


  10. BIGWAVE96744 April 15, 2009 11:13 am

    with they guys we have at WR, I wouldn’t mind seeing Stutz II redshirting ’09

  11. MeiLing April 15, 2009 11:13 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Nice to meet UKU@LA at practice this morning. Like all Tsaikos, we talked a lot about fuud in the middle of football.


    OK on the season ticket notice. Hope we can get seats closer to the 50.

    Gotta go…esme & out…

  12. MeiLing April 15, 2009 11:16 am


    If you file an extension, you still get your refund when your taxes have been processed.

  13. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 11:18 am

    we have a lot of height there in our wr’s. more than i can ever remember.

  14. cheepono April 15, 2009 11:20 am

    top 15!

    cheepono out.

  15. cheepono April 15, 2009 11:20 am

    chee top 15!

    cheepono out!

  16. katsa48 April 15, 2009 11:20 am

    happy hump day!

  17. Stephen Tsai April 15, 2009 11:21 am

    If you seek an extension but are expected a refund, you don’t have to worry.
    But if you owe money, you have to pay the expected fee by today. If not, you’ll be penalized. If you’re expected-fee payment is too high, you’ll get a refund. But the guv wants your money first.

  18. glenn April 15, 2009 11:27 am

    what about malcom lane?

  19. jojo ® April 15, 2009 11:34 am

    My taxes were done in February!!!

  20. duffer April 15, 2009 11:35 am

    So, I still have to file for an extension. OK, I’m outta here!

  21. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 11:35 am

    Duffer – If you are getting a refund, don’t wait for 3 years to file a return. Anyway, if you file late and you owe nothing then the penalty and interest on nothing is nothing. *for entertainment purposes only*

  22. SteveM April 15, 2009 11:36 am

    Good morning everyone!

    My football season ticket renewal notice and instructions (for additions/relocation) arrived in the mail this morning. I expect everyone got theirs yesterday and today…

  23. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 11:41 am

    duffer – For real, if you are getting a refund you don’t have to file for an extension. You can file late but like I said don’t wait 3 years.

    If you do owe money and don’t file then I can visit you in prison.

  24. (Jesse)James April 15, 2009 11:45 am

    Homey…you going to the prison to visit duffer…let me know when…mwahahahahaha

    Good morning Tsaikos….continued prayers for Big C’s uncle…..

  25. Committed Road Warrior April 15, 2009 11:46 am

    What? The IRS has enough folks to track down average citizens like duffer?

    I figure the Tax Man would focus on bigger fish, unless duffer stay filthy rich…..

  26. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 11:48 am

    CRW – Yep, the IRS concentrates on those who owe them money. They could care less when it comes time to give back money.

  27. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 11:50 am

    (J)J – Ok, you go to Safeway and buy a sourdough loaf and I’ll get the hacksaw blade.

  28. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 11:51 am

    BTW, good to see Rocky back on the practice field mingling with the o-line.

  29. J-Dog April 15, 2009 11:53 am

    what about Rick Taylor?

  30. Committed Road Warrior April 15, 2009 11:54 am


    True. Looks like duffer is expecting a refund, so I would echo the previous sentiments. File an extension and get it in ASAP. Don’t wait 3 years.

  31. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 15, 2009 11:56 am

    #22- ok SteveM…will look for mine tonight.

    ANYONE wanna sit with me in BLUE sidelines this season?
    Too many choices…

  32. Justin April 15, 2009 12:06 pm

    What about Malcom Lane’s spot? He did not do enough last year to earn a starting job. He should stick to returning kicks

  33. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 12:16 pm

    more fighting at practice?? i can see bear crawls tomorrow…

  34. Jason April 15, 2009 12:24 pm

    Just FYI, Lane is a right wideout (Z); that list is for left wideout (X).

  35. g-nalo April 15, 2009 12:29 pm

    good afternoon!

    if the WR’s are close in talent, then let all those guys play? granted there’s a limit in sharing but at least a few reps each game.

    i’d think NB is a hard position to play, slot receivers can go hard right or hard left with no sideline help? Torres is certainly good if he already locked it down?

  36. duffer April 15, 2009 12:36 pm


    unless duffer stay filthy rich…..

    Just filthy! Not rich!

  37. ai-eee-soos April 15, 2009 12:44 pm

    Re: posts #1, #8, #10.

    Yep, I think BRS StutzII should redshirt – got plenty receivers.

    He can get physically stronger, and put on some weight during his R S year.

    Then he’ll have FOUR years to showcase his talent.

    Maybe get chance for All American ?

  38. whitey April 15, 2009 1:00 pm

    what little time watching r henry, he is rising to the top at his position. excellent wheels and good hands.

  39. (Jesse)James April 15, 2009 1:00 pm

    whoaaaa….g-nalo…one holiday today??? MWAAHAHAHAHAHHAA

  40. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 1:01 pm

    g-nalo – This isn’t AYSO soccer. Play the best! 😆

    Well, if the Warriors are in a blowout situation, then by all means give all the rest game reps.

  41. Committed Road Warrior April 15, 2009 1:01 pm

    Looks like my washing machine stay broke.

    This should be a fun excursion….. –sarcasm–

  42. whitey April 15, 2009 1:03 pm

    i’ll third that on stutz2. he will be an impact player and the extra year will help him with his strength and learning curve.

  43. whitey April 15, 2009 1:05 pm

    crw, use the old fashion hand job and make sure you find one good concrete floor to pound the clothes. heeehaaaaaaa

  44. whitey April 15, 2009 1:07 pm

    crw, or if you not in the mood to wash, just turn the clothes inside out.

  45. postmanke April 15, 2009 1:11 pm

    Wondering if the OC spot will ever open up??

  46. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 1:13 pm

    CRW – Could be the fuse got loose. Try to reseat the fuse first.

  47. Committed Road Warrior April 15, 2009 1:14 pm

    whitey — 💡 😉

    But what to do about the 3/4 full tub of water that’s been sitting in the washer? Looks like it stopped in mid-cycle, and now it won’t turn on/drain/do anything.

    If only my roommate hadn’t thrown his big-a** super-absorbent comforter in there…..

  48. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 1:20 pm

    CRW – Don’t forget to unplug the washing machine first.

  49. jm2375 April 15, 2009 1:22 pm

    CRW – I wuz gonna suggest Febreze till I saw #47. Try checking the thingy for the door, you know, so that the washer knows the door is closed. I think we had the same problem. Hubby jury-rigged a solution. Engineers are actually good for some things.

  50. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 15, 2009 1:28 pm

    CRW- check the electric outlet. Could have tripped.

  51. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 1:30 pm

    MLiz – hahahaha, I had a visual of the outlet walking and then oops.

  52. Garret April 15, 2009 1:31 pm

    Glad to hear that Rocky is back at practice! I hope that he has no more injury problems because he can be a big contributor this season.

  53. Garret April 15, 2009 1:33 pm

    Bess is given as an example about why Miami should draft a CB instead of a WR in the first round.

    Bess’s specialty was medium passes, where his 11.2 YPA on 21 passes put him in similar company to some much bigger names – Lee Evans (25 attempts, 283 yards, 11.3 YPA), Greg Jennings (34 attempts, 377 yards, 11.1 YPA) and Eddie Royal (22 attempts, 252 yards, 11.5 YPA). Bess has a tremendous understanding of pass offenses that he picked up while playing for June Jones in Hawaii, so his upside with experience could also be a lot higher.

  54. layson April 15, 2009 1:33 pm

    round one, lotte mart ladies open for korean lpga tour
    michelle wie shoots 77, tied for 75th place is what i have
    seen posted on some golf boards.

    link above is article detailing michelle wie withdraw from pro-am event
    apparently not a good pr move as talk that wie was supposed to play
    with the ceo of tournament. 🙄 i am not surprised though

  55. Garret April 15, 2009 1:37 pm

    Looks like Washington State might lose two more players for extended suspensions (possibly ending their careers there). The important thing about this is that Washington State is getting *really* short on CB depth…and they play UH early in the season before they have much time to fix that CB position. Two of the potential starters at Washington State are out due to academics and a returning starter at CB was one of the players suspended yesterday.

    You will notice news about Romeo Pellum and Micheal Willis, who both were arrested early Saturday morning on different driving violations. Coach Paul Wulff reiterated that both are suspended indefinitely but would not say any more about their status. Though I can’t get anyone to say on the record their Washington State careers are over, it seems pretty obvious something will have to be done. Pellum had already buried himself with a still-undisclosed violation of team rules and if he’s found guilty on this driving with a suspended license charge, it may just be the last straw. Willis, who has struggled academically in his time at WSU, faces a DUI charge that, if it proves true, is something that can’t be overlooked.

    With possible starters Devin Giles and Tyrone Justin missing spring drills for academic reasons – Giles not practicing at all and Justin skipping Tuesday workouts – and former starter Romeo Pellum suspended (see below), cornerback meetings could be held in a large closet.

  56. Garret April 15, 2009 1:39 pm

    Mississippi State found another way to raise money…I wonder if JD would be able to make some money by auctioning off the right to be honorary coaches at the Warrior Bowl? Mississippi State found out that it is okay with the NCAA to raise money this way.

    The auction has ended, the cash has been counted — and Mississippi State has two new coaches for Saturday’s spring football game at Scott Field.

    The pair’s involvement in their respective teams will include participation in the team drafts, giving a pregame speech and making the “tough gameday decisions,” as the release puts it, for each team.

    “We’re looking forward to having these two fans and wonderful supporters get an up-close and personal look at what’s going on with our program,” coach Dan Mullen said. “This should be a fun weekend and we’re going to do what we can to make sure they have an enjoyable experience.”

  57. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 15, 2009 1:40 pm


    April 15th, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    What about Malcom Lane’s spot? He did not do enough last year to earn a starting job. He should stick to returning kicks

    Yes. Malcolm Lane is a GREAT kick returner.

  58. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 15, 2009 1:44 pm


    April 15th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Wondering if the OC spot will ever open up??

    The cupboard seems better stocked for this year and the next at the receiver position.

    Let’s see what Ron Lee can do with this bunch.

  59. g-nalo April 15, 2009 1:49 pm

    whoaaaa….g-nalo…one holiday today??? MWAAHAHAHAHAHHAA

    oh oh, that obvious? haaaa

    g-nalo – This isn’t AYSO soccer. Play the best!

    Well, if the Warriors are in a blowout situation, then by all means give all the rest game reps.

    it ain’t? haa

    IF they’re close in talent and hence the best……why not? say one can be the starter at right end but he doesn’t have to play right end all snaps? this way in case of injury or looking ahead to next season…….the other right end has some experience.

  60. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 1:51 pm

    Kazz – Let’s see if the QB can get the ball to the receivers and the O-line give the QB ample time to throw the ball and the receivers read the d secondary correctly and get open.

  61. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 1:59 pm

    g-nalo – What’s the saying…perfect practice makes perfect? I’m all for giving breathers to the starting receivers but my preference is to keep the best on the field. Just like beers, some are very close in taste but there’s always that one beer that stands out. I’ll take a water break here and there but always end up going back to the starting beer.

  62. duffer April 15, 2009 1:59 pm

    Wanted to share this story…….

    In his acceptance remarks, he shared the ethic – encompassing collaboration, responsibility, love and respect – that has driven his wide-ranging community work.

    “When we work together we can make a difference,” he said. “Once you pick up this kuleana (responsibility), no can let go.

    “And don’t look for money, it doesn’t depend on money; it depends on people of heart. All I offer you is tough work. The payback is not measured in money; you can’t buy that. It’s not for a ‘me, my or I’ reason.

    “Aloha is love,” he concluded, “and compassion and honesty, to give freely without expecting in return, to share.

    “Aloha is life; when you aloha each other, you give life to each other.”

    Sort of like the Tsai-kos!

  63. g-nalo April 15, 2009 2:01 pm

    Homey – it APPEARS two deeps are very close in talent? if not then no problem here……..keep the best on the field.

  64. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 2:06 pm

    g-nalo – I wonder how the fall group of recruits will stack up? Meaning both D and O players.

  65. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 15, 2009 2:08 pm


    Go Rocky!

  66. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 15, 2009 2:14 pm


    From Chris Cooley’s Rally for the Cure:

    “Then there were the guys who helped financially, by bidding for items in the auction. Colt Brennan, for example, bid on and won a Doug Williams autographed football. I asked him afterward if he had done it simply to drive the price up, and (again) got looked at like I was some sort of idiot. “Are you kidding? It’s a DOUG. WILLIAMS. football. Redskins Super Bowl MVP, for two hundred dollars? That was the steal of the night.”

  67. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 15, 2009 2:14 pm


    Dey u go.

  68. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 15, 2009 2:16 pm


    Anyone know how those basketball LOIs are coming along?

  69. g-nalo April 15, 2009 2:23 pm

    g-nalo – I wonder how the fall group of recruits will stack up? Meaning both D and O players.

    i would think physically they’ll be fine but the hard part is learning the systems? they’ll be mentally way behind not having spring practice.

  70. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 2:34 pm

    g- nalo – “mentally way behind”…reminds me of something. 😆

    Kazz – No news yet on LOI’s.

  71. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 15, 2009 2:35 pm

    More Colt- from the same event:

  72. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 2:37 pm

    Kazz – I see North Carolina signed 5 top 100 players with 4 of them being McDonald’s high school all-americans. Sheesh, the best just gets better.

  73. homey ℞ April 15, 2009 2:44 pm

    MLiz – Thank you much for the link.

  74. sjmacro April 15, 2009 2:50 pm

    whitey: some pics to back up your #38 comment
    homey & garret: pics of Rocky in the mix
    Lewis Walker and Mana Silva led the pack during “sudden change”, even the retake.
    Balance of the pics to test if you can name the player just from the hair without looking at their number 🙂

  75. Kekoa April 15, 2009 2:51 pm

    Homes ~ Maybe Nash needs to be hangin’ at Mickey Dees to get the playuhs!

  76. madeinhawaii April 15, 2009 2:51 pm

    Imagine if football LOI was as quiet as today’s BB LOI?

  77. Kekoa April 15, 2009 2:53 pm

    Hiya MsLiz! ~ Howz our favorite boy band getting along. Any big concert tours in the plans for summer?

  78. Kazz April 15, 2009 3:13 pm

    Looks like the RWO spot is solidified? Just like that?

    Royce Pollard, at last assumption, was on Malcolm Lane’s tail at the RWO spot as was Jovonte Taylor now it looks like they’ve been added to the competition at the LWO spot.

    Overloaded on one side a bit?

    I dunno, maybe it’s just me but that’s what is seems like.

  79. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 15, 2009 3:15 pm

    Hiya Kekoa!

    Second Nature is playing in Lihue on Sat. Night- when I will be at the MVB game at the Stanley! It was a hard choice…

    They are practicing hard to get a good set together. I’m sorry to miss it.

  80. g-nalo April 15, 2009 3:17 pm

    g- nalo – “mentally way behind”…reminds me of something.

    gee thanks Homey……………

  81. Committed Road Warrior April 15, 2009 3:19 pm

    whitey, homey, jm2375, Liz:

    Thanks for the advice w/r/t my washer. 95% chance the circuit tripped. Of course it’ll be some time until I see whether that is the real case because the circuit breaker panel is in my other roommate’s bedroom. Unfortunately he locked his bedroom door and he’s out of town for the next couple weeks.

    How I got the washer to start up again? Took an outdoor-grade extension cord and plugged it into an outlet in our den. And voila! That’s too portagee for me to keep permanent. I’ll be resetting the circuit breaker once roommate returns home.

  82. Rob25 April 15, 2009 3:25 pm

    Nice pics sj…thanks!

    98 – Liko Satele
    4 – Melvin Hopkins
    5 – Jake Heun

  83. wafan April 15, 2009 3:25 pm

    That mic Purcell is holding looks so small. Getting slapped by those paws has to hurt!

  84. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 15, 2009 3:34 pm

    Yea, CRW!!!!

  85. Curt April 15, 2009 4:01 pm

    It’s 4 pm and still no word on the basketball recruits…not easy to be patient.

  86. Ralph April 15, 2009 4:06 pm

    maybe Nash and Wheeler are scratching their heads wondering where are the recruits, no one is calling them…get a life coaches you should have had a list to follow up on…..

  87. Garret April 15, 2009 4:18 pm

    Isaiah Thomas wanted to coach so badly that he’s going to coach *for free*.

    Here’s a sign of how badly Isiah Thomas wanted to return to coaching: He’s working for free at Florida International.

    At his introductory news conference at FIU on Wednesday, Thomas said his salary the first year from the Golden Panthers will be donated back to the school’s athletic department.

    Thomas was fired by the New York Knicks last year. The team still owes him around $12 million for the final two years of his deal there.

    FIU athletic director Pete Garcia said that when Thomas learned about layoffs and budget cuts, he told the university president that the school should keep his salary.

  88. al ™ April 15, 2009 4:22 pm

    one of two things must have occurred.

    one, a recruit has had a change of heart and has gone elsewhere. i.e. kevin menner is reportedly now going to visit csun this weekend or maybe one of the pg’s.

    two, those possible recruits (these are the recruits lower on the chart) who were asked to hold off in case something like “thing number one” happened have become impatient and accepted a scholie elsewhere.

    therefore, the staff is in a tizzy and don’t know what to do now or who to recruit.

    oh maybe, three, we have offered too many players and now need to be creative.

  89. al ™ April 15, 2009 4:23 pm

    nash should at least announce when he will announce anything if he announces anything at all.

  90. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 15, 2009 4:26 pm


  91. kama krab April 15, 2009 4:27 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Al I hope #3 has happened because if any of the other two has happened then we are screwed.

  92. Stephen Tsai April 15, 2009 4:29 pm

    No break for the football team.
    They had meetings at 4.

  93. kama krab April 15, 2009 4:30 pm


    If we are screwed then I rather not hear about it.

  94. kama krab April 15, 2009 4:32 pm


    You got any info on whats going on with the BBall LOI’s.

  95. Kazz April 15, 2009 4:38 pm

    Someone go check if the fax machine is plugged in!

  96. Curt April 15, 2009 4:44 pm

    Yes Stephen. What’s da scoops? No hold back heh. Tsaikos can only handle just so much suspense.

  97. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 4:46 pm

    btw, why do they still use fax machines? is that easier than scanning and emailing?
    i dunno. maybe more secure? not as easy to send a fake fax as a fake email?

  98. Ralph April 15, 2009 4:49 pm

    ST is not with the mbb, got to get Dayton to post info

  99. Curt April 15, 2009 4:53 pm


    True…but, maybe Stephen can squeeze Dayton for some juicy tidbits.

  100. Curt April 15, 2009 4:58 pm

    So while we’re waiting on the fax machine, let’s talk football. How are the quarterbacks looking this year? Is there a chance for Brent or Shane to unseat Greg Alexander?

  101. whitey April 15, 2009 5:05 pm

    Curt, saw only a small part of the spring practice, but think SA got a great chance to becoming a starter. good vision, cool in the pocket, can run, and most important, got a great gun with accuracy.

  102. whitey April 15, 2009 5:06 pm

    CRW, amazing how much important and unimportant info you can get from the Tsaikos. hahahahahahaaaa

  103. whitey April 15, 2009 5:09 pm

    I hope that Coach Nash and his crew had some form of success in next year’s recruits. otherwise, it will make it more difficult to sell season tickets to their games next year which will directly affect the athletic dept fiscal budget.

  104. Curt April 15, 2009 5:11 pm

    Hi Whitey,

    Wow. Thanks for the info. I’ve been hearing pretty good things regarding Shane. Can’t wait to see our offense rumble. Sounds like our o-line might be blocking better too–that’s got to help alot.

  105. Curt April 15, 2009 5:15 pm

    Just heard it on the Animals that there’s a rumor that Nash will announce the recruits at tomorrow’s banquet. I would think that word on the recruits will get out way before then.

  106. Kazz April 15, 2009 5:22 pm


    Thanks for the update. Hey! Maybe the info will be “leaked” to Ferd Lewis.. 🙄

    Oh Bolla… you silly basta*d… 👿

  107. warriorcocky3 April 15, 2009 5:24 pm

    This is exactly what is wrong with the state of hawaii and the fans of UH.

    Not wanting to hear the bad things is why they have the problems they have now. Just listen to me because I am great and I know what I am talking about and while everyone here is busy being a “cheerleader”, I am spilling the truth as I see it but just don’t bother to ask me where I get my information.

    You people need to learn to stop being pro-active in attending seminars, e-mailing adminstrators directly, on-line chats with administrators, donating money to UHAD, and all that.

    I have learned that the only way to inspire change and to make a real difference is to blog and blog and blog. The best part is you can do it all without a face or a name to it. If you are wrong no one can call you on it because you are faceless. I know what I am talking about because I am God incarnate.

    People like me thrive on the anonymous world of internet blogging and message board participation that makes others know that while I may be nobody in real life and have accomplished nothing, I aspire to be… well… awesome.

    Through the wonderful means of “hindsight” I will come out and say once again “I told you so”!

    Hindsight is wonderful as anyone can be right!

  108. Kazz April 15, 2009 5:28 pm


    Who usually goes to practices during the week?

    I know SJ and Myki are always there.

    I’m on vacation next week. Maybe we can do a breakfast CC somewhere like Big City again.

  109. Kazz April 15, 2009 5:32 pm

    Curt and Whitey,

    Yeah you could see Shane Austin had something in him from last season. He threw some pretty balls last spring and from what people have said, for the most part, Shane Austin may creep up on Raush as the #2 guy behind GA.

    However, GA has WAY more gametime experience than SA or BR combined and as we’ve seen, our offense NEEDS game-speed reps to really get a grasp of the concept.

    No offense to the other QBs but barring injury or academic issues, I don’t see anyone leap-frogging Greg Alexander from the QB spot come the kick off of the Central Arkansas game.

    One guy I am looking forward to seeing come fall is David Graves.

  110. al ™ April 15, 2009 5:37 pm

    #107….just when i was beginning to like you, you say something exhalting yourself that you are God.


    not by a long shot buddy or sista? whoever you are that hides behind the blog.

  111. madeinhawaii April 15, 2009 5:40 pm

    Whoa… if you guys don’t know nada about the BB recruits then I don’t think anybody else really knows, either. Sheesh… most the players will be in bed shortly.

  112. Kazz April 15, 2009 5:43 pm

    For a sec I thought ST wrote that June Jones “tweeks”. 😆

  113. Curt April 15, 2009 5:43 pm

    David Graves definitely looks like an interesting prospect. In the mean time, we’ll get watch our current crop of QBs battle it out. Should be interesting.

  114. al ™ April 15, 2009 5:48 pm

    coach jones does look content doesn’t he?

    looks like he has regained all that weight he loss.

  115. Committed Road Warrior April 15, 2009 5:52 pm


    Got one before/after picture?

  116. Kazz April 15, 2009 5:53 pm

    al ™:

    April 15th, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    coach jones does look content doesn’t he?

    looks like he has regained all that weight he loss.

    Hmmm… must be. Hard not to be with 2,000,000.00 in the bank every year… He must also think he’ll get to and win a BCS bowl in the next four years.

  117. KennyPowers April 15, 2009 5:56 pm

    Just as a point of clarification….when you said above that Richard Torres has “solified” the nickelback position does that mean he has brought some Samoan flavah or essence to that position or in fact is Richard more Polynesian than we all think?

  118. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 5:57 pm

    the new espn 1420 live card gets you 20% off your bill M-Th.

  119. warriorfanny2 April 15, 2009 5:57 pm

    Back from the CPA:

    Happy Tea day my fellow Americans!

    Dennis Miller on the recent threat by Somali Pirates to kill Americans on the high seas, Miller said,

    “Somali wanna a cracker”.

    btw, i read my fan mail this pm. Nice try, mom n dad just reinforced their luv, but dont be discouraged or feel slighted, Bernard Madoff might be interested in your company and emails.

  120. Colomaohana April 15, 2009 5:59 pm

    al: re#114…kinda like we couples first get married, huh?


  121. Kazz April 15, 2009 5:59 pm


    April 15th, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    Just as a point of clarification….when you said above that Richard Torres has “solified” the nickelback position does that mean he has brought some Samoan flavah or essence to that position or in fact is Richard more Polynesian than we all think?

    Chew cannot ree? If chew cannot ree den dis plog east not fo chew!

  122. whitey April 15, 2009 6:01 pm

    kazz, you right about ga for the beginning of the season, but as the season progresses, sa going move up and should be challenging him for the starting position.

  123. Kazz April 15, 2009 6:01 pm


    My bill? Big City Diner?

  124. Koa-mahu April 15, 2009 6:02 pm

    Kazz – i’m available next week. but shhh no can tell J (J).

    sausage and two eggs sounds some ono! bwhahahahahaha.

  125. Kazz April 15, 2009 6:02 pm


    April 15th, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    kazz, you right about ga for the beginning of the season, but as the season progresses, sa going move up and should be challenging him for the starting position.

    Hmm… I smell a friendly wager on the horizon… 😉

  126. whitey April 15, 2009 6:03 pm

    CRW, now that you got the laundry done, I hope the dryer neva broke.

  127. Kazz April 15, 2009 6:04 pm


    Vienna sausage or “da polish pounda”?

    (Ok… I feel like I gotta take a shower and burn my clothes now 🙁 )

  128. whitey April 15, 2009 6:06 pm

    kazz, you’re on. i going come to one of the later games, nov, so if i lose, i going bring you guri guri.

  129. Koa-mahu April 15, 2009 6:11 pm

    kazz – i like the chinese kine. wot dey call dat?

    lup cheong. small but tasty! bwhahahahahaha.

    i see u next week, ok?!?!?!

  130. warriorfanny2 April 15, 2009 6:11 pm

    gotta put silas, pilares, malcolm, bradley, blount, henry, javonte and tinoco as prime candidates for the WR positions. Royce aint bad and medeiros has the type of experience coach ron lee likes.
    JMO. As impressive as stuzz2 appears, geez i would like 4 productive years from this athlete. stuzz is da real deal but im hoping they RS him.
    yes, we are loaded with talent and im hoping to see a few break-out of the crowd.

    Rodney has the hops and straight-a-way but need to see his improvement and learning curve at camp.
    This is hands down our most prolific unit.

  131. whitey April 15, 2009 6:16 pm

    koa-mahu, get the other one called pupu dog. hahahahahaaaah

  132. whitey April 15, 2009 6:18 pm

    kazz must have gone showa and burn his clothes.

  133. Kazz April 15, 2009 6:20 pm


    Deal. Wait what exactly is the wager? Shane Austin to be the starter come the first home game? What IF he is but isn’t come game 2 and so forth does that count?

    What do you think?

    Either way, if I lose I shall bring you… hmmm… I don’t know… What do you want?

  134. whitey April 15, 2009 6:23 pm

    kazz, the wager is that by the time i come to one of the games in nov, sa will be the starter, replacing ga. that sound ok to you???

  135. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 6:23 pm

    your big city diner bill. oops. haha.

  136. whitey April 15, 2009 6:25 pm

    kazz, maybe that not very specific, so i’ll say that by game 7, sa will be the starter. so whoever starts game 8 is the winner. sounds much better. agree???

  137. whitey April 15, 2009 6:26 pm

    kazz, by the way, you wen shawah and burn your clothes????

  138. whitey April 15, 2009 6:28 pm

    chawan, how you doing. hope you had fun and was great to have you here on maui. come again and take you to a different dark side merchant. hahahahaaaah

  139. whitey April 15, 2009 6:30 pm

    ok, time for break. crw when mention laundry and now i got to do some.

  140. roysan16 April 15, 2009 6:32 pm

    Re-Should OL wear knee braces?

    The Broncos’ offensive linemen have stopped wearing knee braces because there’s no research that shows they help prevent injuries, Petersen said. Knee braces aren’t common in the NFL, he said. The Broncos’ linemen have been wearing knee braces since 2003, when they were purchased because coaches thought they would prevent injuries. Now Petersen says not wearing braces should increase mobility.

    According to the above quote taken from the-By Chadd Cripe— Boise State’s offensive linemen have stopped wearing knee braces in hopes that by not wearing them would give the OL added mobility….

    ….and my reaction is huh?…aren’t the BSU OL pretty good…I mean last year’s stats show that the BSU OL didn’t give up that many sacks– and now a change? Why?

    So looking at the 2008 stats-

    Boise State offensive linemen gave up 13 sacks in 13 games last year.

    4 Boise St. 13 13.0 102 1.00

    Is risking injury to the OL knees worth it in exchange of the added mobility that the OL gains by not wearing the knee braces?

    I don’t know how true the reasoning that the Boise coach gives in saying that knee braces don’t deter knee injuries, but I find this interesting. And I’ll keep close watch on this if what he is saying is true. And if the change (or experiment) materializes for the better, where their OL has more mobility and there’s no increase in knee injuries then I’d say the BSU coach is onto something. And is smart, evolutionary type of a thinker.

    I don’t even know how true it is of his statement saying knee braces worn by OL in the pros isn’t common.

    My point, then, is if the BSU coach is saying the knee braces doesn’t prevent injuries etc, etc and it gives the OL added mobility…then it’s easy to see that the Boise State coach is doing everything to gain an edge and win, which to me makes perfect sense. And if the myth of knee braces doesn’t prevent knee injuries and it is true that it is uncommon that the NFL OL doesn’t wear knee braces as often then maybe UH should look into having it’s OL not wear knee braces. After all isn’t some of the faults of UH’s OL is that they lack mobilty…and if the BSU coach sees that the wearing of knee braces by the OL is a hindrance to OL performance I think UH should keep a close eye on this.

  141. Committed Road Warrior April 15, 2009 6:33 pm


    Got da laundry done. The dryer stay working…..for now.

    Now gotta go work. Whooooosh!!!!!

  142. Kazz April 15, 2009 6:34 pm


    1) I’ll burn my clothes tonight.
    2) So whoever starts Game 8 of the season (road game in Nevada October 31st) will be declared the winner.
    3) What you like if you win? I’m open to suggestions not involving a plane ticket or hotel accomodations. 😆

  143. Kazz April 15, 2009 6:36 pm


    Just like SteveM and hopefully others, I got my season ticket re-newal in the mail… FINALLY.

    I can sleep now.

  144. A-House April 15, 2009 6:56 pm

    Wow, I feel left out cause we neva get our renewal info today – must be one-day delay to the Windward side!!

    BTW, on Bolla’s action: can anyone explain what is similar to the Vivas law suit against Fresno St and what is not? IIRC, Vivas’ complaints were always on gender equity vs Bolla who in now claiming sex discrimination rather than addressing the “dismissal with cause” issue; or, is it so complicated that only lawyers can figure this one out?

  145. al ™ April 15, 2009 6:59 pm

    mrs. c

    perhaps sjmacro can post some old june jones pics from his thin days, just for you.

    ummm. as far as your second query…..i guess you could say i have gained a couple of belt sizes. the boss too would admit to a size or two increase.

    but, my shoes remain the same size. that should count for something.

  146. rs stuzz 2? April 15, 2009 7:01 pm

    i really want to see stuzz 2 play also, but with a RS we get 4 years of this kid and THAT will be fun to watch. could be our next all american type as someone said.
    coincidently, i saw stuzz 1 and 2 on ch 8 tonight. pretty funny interview for both of them. recommend it for the 10pm viewing.

    dont forget about qb shutter from punahou also! smart and accurate also!

  147. madeinhawaii April 15, 2009 7:05 pm


    Wouldn’t it be a kicker if Boise finds out that the knee braces actually helped the Oline hold he line and not get pushed back or to the side BECAUSE it hindered mobility.

  148. layson April 15, 2009 7:13 pm

    reports show wie shooting one under par thru nine holes today
    at lotte mart open. appears she will make the cut.

  149. whitey April 15, 2009 7:19 pm

    ok, back for short time. kazz, whatever, no go overboard, 6 pk of miller’s lite sounds good.

  150. layson April 15, 2009 7:21 pm

    wie is actually within 5 strokes of the top ten which currently log jammed
    at 1 under. think there is a weather delay right now for 2nd round. if she plays well next 9 holes and tomorrow, who knows? the field is very weak since it is the klpga and it is very surprising to see her struggle in this tournament. maybe she will play better over the next 2 days.

  151. whitey April 15, 2009 7:21 pm

    roysan16, since you still live in the windward side, if you ever run across lincoln y of waimanalo (retired teacher from kailua hs) tell him i said hi and hope to see him and linda in vegas for the uh game. his son played in the va era.

  152. whitey April 15, 2009 7:22 pm

    layson, thanks for the update. hope she does well.

  153. whitey April 15, 2009 7:23 pm

    ok, back to work.

  154. warriorfanny2 April 15, 2009 7:34 pm

    John Rich on April 15th:

    “Now I see all these big shots whining on my evening news
    About how their losing billions and its up to me and you
    To come running to the rescue

    Well, pardon me if I dont shed a tear
    There selling make believe and we dont buy that here
    Because in the real world their shuttin Detroit down

    While the boss man takes his bonus paid jets on out of town
    DCs bailing out them bankers as the farmers auction ground
    Yeah, while there living up on Wall Street in that New York City town
    Here in the real world their shuttin Detroit down”.

  155. rs stuzz 2? April 15, 2009 7:44 pm

    maybe Stephen Tsai can ask Mac about billy ray’s status/future since there is a buzz for the local kid

  156. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 8:16 pm

    i have a question for you….
    what is irug irug spelled backward??

  157. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 8:17 pm

    rs stuzz 2
    here’s news from tonight about the stutz’s

  158. chawan_cut April 15, 2009 8:19 pm

    kelli from CL says she misses you on her blog…

  159. OZ April 15, 2009 8:22 pm

    Garret’s #56

    Other fund-raising ideas:

    Put McClain and Hinshaw in a dunking booth. Better yet, have the governor and legislature take their turns too.

    Tie Bolla down in the middle of the Ala Wai driving range.

  160. Garret April 15, 2009 8:41 pm


    I wish UH could have put HF in a dunking booth…that would have been a massive fundraising opportunity! Maybe Bolla could be “reassigned” to dunking booth duty…

  161. Garret April 15, 2009 8:42 pm

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

    E. coli kills up to 3 million kids each year, which is why it is great that this researcher developed a vaccine for it.

  162. Garret April 15, 2009 8:42 pm

    Study found that organized crime is responsible for a large increase in the number of breached corporate electronic records, which were estimated at 285 million breaches last year!

  163. Garret April 15, 2009 8:43 pm

    Nurse in Wisconsin was laid off while she was assisting with a surgery! Taking the only nurse away from a surgery is against medical protocol…taking her out of a surgery (instead of waiting 30 minutes or so for it to be over) to lay her off is just crazy!

  164. Garret April 15, 2009 8:43 pm

    Texas homeowner called the police to complain about the noise from his neighbor…so the police issued a citation to that neighbor, an elementary school! How is the elementary school going get all their kids to be quiet?

  165. Garret April 15, 2009 8:44 pm

    It is truly sad it appears that the recession has resulted in a large increase in child abuse cases. The article mentions hospitals that are reporting a 2x or more increase in victims of child abuse.

  166. Garret April 15, 2009 8:44 pm

    Free play links pau.

  167. layson April 15, 2009 8:48 pm


    April 15th, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    layson, thanks for the update. hope she does well.

    we’ll see. right now, wie just double bogeyed hole 2 which is her 11th hole and is 1 over for today after parring 12

  168. Garret April 15, 2009 8:51 pm


    Thank you for your post in yesterday’s blog. I’m feeling better due to medication and a 4.5 hour nap. I guess I put in too many work hours to make up for my trip, and my body was telling me to slow down a little. I still got all my work done today, but I need a good night’s rest so I’ll be going to sleep early again today (midnight instead of 1 or 2am).

  169. Momo April 15, 2009 8:53 pm

    K will pass on your message to Yamashita. I worked with him for many years at Kailua and know him well. I will take you up on your offer on my next trip to Maui. I would like to golf when there.Let me knkow when you can arrange a golf match and I will be there.

  170. Garret April 15, 2009 8:56 pm

    I thought that the whitey/Kazz bet was going to be something like if SA did not start a game by the 8th game then Kazz would win. That seems to be in line what whitey had posted earlier, which started the whole bet process. Picking just the starter for one game doesn’t take into account that the starter could be out with injury–like Austin could win the starting job and then get hurt in Game 6 or 7, so he wouldn’t start the game they are betting on.

    Anyway, UH needs at least 2 game-ready QBs because starters rarely make through the season without injury. I seriously doubt that any QB could have made it through last season’s OL without getting injured (Rausch got hurt late in training camp, Inoke had a concussion or something, etc.). In past years I remember Colt missing games due to injury, Chang missing games, etc.

  171. Garret April 15, 2009 8:56 pm

    Hi Momo!

  172. postmanke April 15, 2009 9:08 pm

    It’s going to be a really rough season.. We may be going through the whole slough of QB’s. I still say Rausch has the quickest release of the three. He will surprise this fall.

  173. Jason April 15, 2009 9:15 pm

    chawan_cut: I hope a baseball hits you in the face. 😀

    postmanke: I too am a big Rausch fan. Haven’t seen him much this spring (only went to one practice, and concentrated on the O-line), so I can’t say how much he’s grown since last time I saw him. But he is a talented QB, as are Alexander and Austin. I love the talent we have at so many positions; now they need to be game-ready, so we can turn that talent into depth. That’s the difference between where we are now and where we can be in the future — we can recruit better players, but they need to be able to give us something on the field.

  174. rock star April 15, 2009 9:18 pm

    Raush will never see the UH field. he should go to portland state?
    nice kid, but no way will he EVER play.

  175. whitey April 15, 2009 9:18 pm

    garret, no worry about me and kazz, not going get loser, both of us going be winners along with the team.

    momo, unbelievable that you know Lincoln. talk about one disciplinarian, that’s him. hard to believe that he grew up in the palama settlement programs. my other friend, Harry M., used to coach at palama and always told me that Lincoln was always kolohe, but he could neva catch him. Harry M passed away a few yrs back, but i always called him “dirty harry” or “mami”. Lincoln’s son, Robbie, was the db for uh during the von appen era.

  176. whitey April 15, 2009 9:21 pm

    duffer, you paying attention. momo going come to maui, i going pick him up, then go golf and eat. let me know when you not working. let me rephrase that question, what days are you working?

  177. whitey April 15, 2009 9:29 pm

    rock star, no say that. last time a kid from uh went to portland state, he broke the passing record, went to play in the nfl, became the head coach for various nfl teams, head coach at uh, and is now at smu.

  178. d1島 April 15, 2009 9:45 pm

    Howzit erryboddy!

    Long day today…had to ackchally do work at work 👿

    then went for a spot of TEA (Kekoa, the barrel nevah fit so jus went in da bollas…heheheh…get it?…bolla’s…anyway 🙄 )

    Dinner with #1 son after that….maybe rough times ahead on Kalaepohaku… 😐

    Funny TV spot on the Bros. Stutzman

    Checked out the Former Coach’s twitter page…kinda interesting but who really gives a r*p about Smooo?

    I may be in for breakfast after practice next week. Will check the practice schedule for next week and I’ll email you.

    Boy, that Golden Arm of yours brings even more anticipation for Sept. travel!


  179. J-Force April 15, 2009 10:35 pm

    Howzit Warrior Fans,

    Spring game coming up, can’t wait to see who will be the player to watch for this coming season, especially on offense. GO WARRIORS!!

    See you guys later………………………

  180. Momo April 15, 2009 10:45 pm

    Yamashita and I worked at Kailua for about 15 years until he went back to active service. I knkow his kids well..Yes, I can see how mean he can be.
    Just like you to get sick because you don’t sleep and work to many hours…I guess you got the work habit from your dad. Be like mom and you will live longer…

  181. al ™ April 15, 2009 10:45 pm

    big mistake on nash’s part to keep silent. now, anything he says will be under the microscope.

  182. Kazz April 15, 2009 10:46 pm


    April 15th, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    Garret’s #56

    Other fund-raising ideas:

    Put McClain and Hinshaw in a dunking booth. Better yet, have the governor and legislature take their turns too.

    Tie Bolla down in the middle of the Ala Wai driving range.

    I’d actually be content with having Jim Bolla TIED to some bricks at the bottom of the Ala Wai Canal. 😈

  183. Ralph April 15, 2009 10:48 pm

    the two pg’s verbally committed, where’s the LOI’s….I hope they didn’t change their minds….

  184. Ralph April 15, 2009 10:58 pm

    Nash’s needs to be proactive and he needs all the positive news he can give the fans up front like LOI from the pgs and any others for his waning program…don’t be a drama queen. lots of fans thought he was hired to late to recruit 2 years ago and the program suffered because of his late hire and here we are now on LOI day and no announcement. No more excuses…

  185. Kekoa April 15, 2009 11:01 pm

    D-1 ~ My tax dollars were well spent as the rounds for the SEAL team snipers were purchased for only 13 cents a piece. So for 39 cents, the ROI was one wounded and a coupla dead Somali Pirates!

    Meanwhile AIG & GM can’t see to get along without a gazillion dollar bailout…whatta rip!

  186. April 15, 2009 11:02 pm

    Rocky and all they are associated with other?

  187. Spray tan chatswood April 15, 2009 11:05 pm

    I’m very sorry i commented in wrong way. Rocky and all they are associated with other?

  188. OZ April 15, 2009 11:10 pm

    Now now Kazz, let’s at least make some money from this.

  189. Ralph April 15, 2009 11:25 pm

    Kekoa you brought out all the spammers, they thought you were offering money incentives for e bolla eradication

  190. Kekoa April 16, 2009 12:30 am

    Seems like it huh Ralph?! Geez, how can this be controlled by HA?

  191. warriorfanny2 April 16, 2009 12:37 am

    The susan boyle phenom 15m hits on youtube in 4 days…simon, what say you, nay or yay…

  192. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 16, 2009 1:21 am

    Back from fishing.
    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  193. wafan April 16, 2009 3:27 am

    A fine day to everyone!

    Out the door time. Tsai.

  194. brew808 April 16, 2009 3:38 am

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    ~~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Happy..Birthday..wafan!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~~

    😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀 😆 😀
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  195. brew808 April 16, 2009 3:53 am

    I know I’ve missed some other notable events…. so –

    ~•~~~~•~ ♪ ♫ ♪!!! ♫ ♪ ♫ ~•~~~~•~

    ~~~~•~~~~•~ ☼ ☼ ☼ Happy..(belated)..Birthday..James!!! ☼ ☼ ☼ ~•~~~~•~~~~

    😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳 😀 😳
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  196. brew808 April 16, 2009 3:57 am

    And while I’m at it…. I think jojo’s father and brother also celebrated birthdays last week – Happy Birthday!!! to them also. 😀 😆 🙄 😯

  197. roysan16 April 16, 2009 4:11 am

    Good Morning,

    I see the early birds are up-wafan, brew

    I just noticed something. First, I thought it was odd or naked seeing brew post without happy faces. I miss them. So, then, I scanned the last 2 blogs and saw no happy faces. Boo.

    So the question is are happy faces 86ed….whoops gotta watch out for what I wish for. Come on brew give us a happy face.

  198. mctruck April 16, 2009 4:30 am


    I don’t understand what’s going on with Advertiser’s sites but just as an example, I qued-in to see “more” photos from this sports section and lo and behold, couldn’t get back to the sports section unless I left the entire Advertiser site and qued back in again??? UNBELIEVABLE!!!

  199. Garret April 16, 2009 4:39 am

    Happy Birthday wafan!

  200. Garret April 16, 2009 4:40 am


    I’m happy to report that I woke up feeling healthy! The extra sleep I got yesterday really helped I think.

  201. Garret April 16, 2009 4:43 am


    Happy faces are not stopped by the blog software. brew808 just hasn’t been on the blog for quite some time…his type of work keeps him away from the blog (and the rest of the Internet) at times I think.

  202. Garret April 16, 2009 4:45 am


    Simon owns Britain’s Got Talent so I’m sure he’s very happy with a contestant’s success!

  203. brew808 April 16, 2009 4:47 am

    😀 😆 😯 Hi roysan16!!! 🙄 🙂 8)

    mctruck – Funny that you mentioned that (#198). The exact same thing happened to me…. 😈 Really enjoyed the photos…. Hands!!! 😆

    Garret – So….. you actually aren’t allergic to sleep! Heheheh…. 😀

    Okay folks… gotta run (again – I’m late!) and pay off my portion of everyone’s bailout and executive perks/vacations….. Laters! 😀 😯 😆

  204. brew808 April 16, 2009 4:48 am

    One last thing…. Coach John Madden just announced his retirement from broadcasting! 🙁 😯 😀

  205. Garret April 16, 2009 4:52 am

    Looks like UH could be the final nonconference game that Washington State plays at Qwest Field. Washington State and U-Dub may end up playing their Apple Cup game each year there…with each getting $2 million every year!

    Washington State University and the University of Washington are near an agreement to move the Apple Cup rivalry football game to Qwest Field in Seattle, The Spokesman-Review learned Wednesday.

    WSU has played one home game each season at Qwest since 2002. The agreement between Qwest and WSU expires after the Sept. 12 game with Hawaii.

    The major impetus behind the talks, according to the source, is financial, with each school in line to be guaranteed about $2 million a year from the Qwest agreement. Because of a revenue-sharing agreement now in place, each school clears about $240,000 when the game is in Pullman and nearly $800,000 when it is held at Husky Stadium.

  206. Garret April 16, 2009 4:54 am

    List of the top 20 recruits in Orange County. UH has been able to get some recruits from Orange County and it would be great if some players from this list want to go to UH.

  207. Garret April 16, 2009 4:57 am

    For those who have trouble finding it, here is the link to ST’s article. The Advertiser’s website is really messed up this morning!

  208. BNS April 16, 2009 4:59 am

    Happy Birthday wafan!

  209. Stretch April 16, 2009 5:21 am

    good morning tsaikos!!

    happy birthday wafan!!

    time to board the plane…

  210. bighilofan2 April 16, 2009 5:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Happy BirthdayWafan

    thx for the video news

    thx for the link

  211. bighilofan2 April 16, 2009 5:45 am


    thanks bunches for the pics.

  212. bighilofan2 April 16, 2009 5:46 am

    Susan Boyle is an inspiration to us all.

    I’m holdin Coach Ron Lee and UH Warriors to da Susan Boyle standard. 😀

  213. whitey April 16, 2009 5:50 am

    good morning tsaikos.

  214. Ronnie April 16, 2009 6:08 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family.

    Happy Belated Birthday to DPK and (J)J!!!

    Happy Birthday wafan!!!

    Looking forward to seeing all the LoCal Tsaikos (who can make it) today at Ono Ono Hawaiian BBQ in Tustin at 11:30(ish)!!!!

  215. Kekoa (iPhone) April 16, 2009 6:14 am

    Sure Happy It’s Thursday!

    Happy Berfday Wafan!

  216. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 16, 2009 6:31 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    NEW YORK (CNN) — Legendary football coach and broadcaster John Madden is retiring, he announced Thursday.
    John Madden appears at the TV Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California, in 2008.

    John Madden appears at the TV Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California, in 2008.

    “It’s been such a great ride … the NFL has been my life for more than 40 years, it has been my passion — it still is,” he said in a statement released by NBC Sports.

    Madden, 73, was a Hall of Fame coach for the Oakland Raiders, but is best known to millions as an ebullient football commentator.

    He won 16 Emmy awards for outstanding sports analyst/personality, NBC said.

  217. Hawaiianbod April 16, 2009 6:33 am

    Hiya Ronnie!…’s hoping for a good Tsaiko turnout today. Have a grrreat 5 F day!!!


  218. Hawaiianbod April 16, 2009 6:35 am


  219. djmitcho April 16, 2009 6:36 am

    Good Morning All!
    Happy Birthday Wafan! Hopefully your weather is as nice as ours is.

  220. Hawaiianbod April 16, 2009 6:40 am

    Garret – good to hear that you are feeling much, much better. Sleep does wonders!!! 🙂

  221. Ronnie April 16, 2009 6:40 am

    Hi Hawaiianbod! I’m counting down the days!!

    There’s not much on the “To Do” list once I’m home. Just watching unsupervised workouts, hanging out with the Tsaikos, taking the kids to the beach and getting Ian and Nate (Ian’s best friend) new tattoos… 🙂

  222. Hawaiianbod April 16, 2009 6:44 am

    *slapping my hand* forgive me, sooo Good Morning Tsaikos!>/b>

  223. bighilofan2 April 16, 2009 6:47 am

    have a great day Tsaikos.

    woooooooooossssssss… 😉

  224. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 16, 2009 6:50 am

    Hauoli Lahanau, WAFAN!!!
    😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

  225. roysan16 April 16, 2009 6:51 am

    The adidas shoe Paulsen is wearing is also coming under scrutiny, since the prevailing thought at UCLA is the sole of his shoe is too narrow and facilitated the injury.

    Paulsen is one of three UCLA players to break the fifth metatarsal in his foot in less than a year.

    The above quotes are from Brian Dohn, staff writer for the above mentioned domain.

    The reason I bring this up is that I’ve read where some of our Warrior OL have complained that the UA shoes they’re wearing are restrictive and narrower than others they’ve worn in the past, too.

    Does the answers lie with the players whom wear the shoes, a podiatrists, coaches or the UA company? Or is this a non issue, where the players are happy with their UA shoes?

    Would wider, less restrictive shoes give the OL better balance and mobility?

    Scanning some of the photos I’ve scrutinized I see the UA brand and no other brand amongst the Warrior players. But that’s not to say hidden under all that tape is a different brand of shoes. Scanning pictures of the OL shoes I mostly see the UA brand with no pictures I saw showing the players shoes taped up, which I realize taping the shoe can reinforce the foot and ankle. But I’m also beginning to think it can also disguise another companies brand of shoes, too.

    Note-What is a Fifth Metatarsal Fracture?
    Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal—the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe.

    If the players are happy with their shoes, then fine. However if they’re not then someone should advocate for what is right because it’s they’re performances and maybe a career ending foot injuries that may be on the line….

  226. LizKauai [iMac] DISCIPLINE April 16, 2009 6:52 am

    Hiya Ronnie!
    Happy LoCal!


  227. Ronnie April 16, 2009 6:55 am

    Hi Liz!

    Have a great day!

  228. whitey April 16, 2009 7:01 am

    Happy Birthday Wafan

  229. duffer (iPhone) April 16, 2009 7:07 am

    Happy Birthday Wafan!

  230. duffer (iPhone) April 16, 2009 7:08 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  231. Stretch April 16, 2009 7:10 am

    Liz – there are two tickets on will call under your name for Saturday’s Vball game

  232. jm2375 April 16, 2009 7:35 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Feliz Cumpleanos wafan!! How many days till summer? hehehehe.

    Liz and I thank you, Stretch.

  233. koakane™ April 16, 2009 7:45 am

    good morning tsai-ko country and pinksiders. anoddah week almost down and few more days till weekend. can hea ….kimo and the crew sucking up the drew while pulehu meat cooking on the side. whoooooooootahhhhhhhhh

    plenty for celebrate this weekend man, coaches fball clinic, vball sr nite with cwilton, bballer back home and long series with Sac State. and if you into da culcha Merry Monarch ( no not jj and koamahu ) starts tonight. pick one sit back, relax, pop a cool one and enjoy the ride.

  234. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 7:47 am

    Good morning Tsai-ko ohana!

  235. koakane™ April 16, 2009 7:51 am

    😳 for got to send a shout out to a fellow monarch and peal city neighbor living up in the great nw area WAFAN have a good one bro :mrgreen:

  236. koakane™ April 16, 2009 7:54 am

    for got= forgot


    hey hey hey howzit going out to cohana this morning. congrats to lizk and jm # for winning ticket to sat vball.

    wow neva know duffer and whitey were Iphone twins. morning men.

  237. koakane™ April 16, 2009 7:59 am

    ronnie have a good lunch cc I am sure Uku get plenty ono stories to share. tell him a few wanted to have a final luncheon with him but must have too been busy ahhh next time.

    e kala mai morning 😀

  238. Koa-mahu April 16, 2009 8:02 am

    eh koakane, NO BE JEALOUS!!!

    btw, u like join us?!?!

  239. Stretch April 16, 2009 8:06 am

    Liz & jm…. as long as you ladies no taunt the vball players, you can probably move to better seats. Keep an eye open for NSF who will probably be there w/ Ariel since it is Senior Night and the only games they attend during the season.

  240. koakane™ April 16, 2009 8:06 am

    shoots but no like interfere with you ono gifts to JJ where and when

  241. mctruck April 16, 2009 8:14 am


    whew!!!good to know I’m not the only one having that problem.
    What you think the cause of the problem???

  242. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 8:16 am


    Happy Birthday wafan!

  243. jm2375 April 16, 2009 8:19 am

    Stretch #239 – us? taunt players? never! 🙄 wonder if da dragon’s bro gonna be there…

    duffer – did you file your taxes on time?

  244. duffer April 16, 2009 8:26 am


    Yep! Probably have to do an amendment though. 🙂

  245. SteveM April 16, 2009 8:30 am

    September 18 Programming Note: It is certain there will be a Tsai-ko gathering on Friday, Sept. 18 from around 6:00 PM (location to be determined). This Friday night gathering is to provide Tsai-kos from Hawaii and the mainland (international too) an opportunity to meet in person. Part of the program will be introductions in small groups

    It is apparent that not all Tsai-kos would tailgate together on game Saturday. We have UH Alumni Association tailgate, SportsHawaii tailgate, Boyd tailgate, our tailgate, hotel and travel agency tailgates, etc.. SO, the Friday night gathering is planned for everyone who makes it to Vegas in time.

    RSVPs taken at:

  246. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 16, 2009 8:45 am


    oh- what to wear, what to wear…

    Aloha to John Madden.
    I am so delighted we got to see this before he retired:

  247. al ™ April 16, 2009 9:07 am

    duffer….if memory serves me right….isn’t this deja vu all over again for you. didn’t you go down to the wire last year? we need to talk, er, eat over this.

  248. Hawaiianbod April 16, 2009 9:09 am

    thanks for the link Aunty Liz! Good stuff!!!

    have fun this weekend! 🙂

  249. duffer April 16, 2009 9:16 am


    Every year!

    I need for you to “handicap” a match for entertainment purposes only.

    Me and PP vs Stretch and Cassy.

    Scramble, minimum 6 drives………

  250. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 16, 2009 9:18 am

    OFFTOPIC Kauai report:

    Eassai thinking:
    “Resident airs concerns over Wailua River dock safety hazard”

    Wessai action:
    “Westside volunteerism spreads to Kikiaola Boat Harbor”
    State DOBOR to allow community to fix dock


  251. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 16, 2009 9:21 am

    jm2375 and me.
    Sitting together at a *.UH Game

    Make trouble?

    😈 😆 😈
    😎 😎 😎

  252. Stretch April 16, 2009 9:24 am

    April 16th, 2009 at 9:16 am
    Every year!
    I need for you to “handicap” a match for entertainment purposes only.
    Me and PP vs Stretch and Cassy.
    Scramble, minimum 6 drives………

    as long as I have Cassy as my partner, it’s all good. the hard part is trying to convince her to BE my partner. after what I displayed last weekend, I am sure she would rather have a beginner picking up the clubs for the first time.

  253. MeiLing April 16, 2009 9:26 am

    Happy birthday, wafan!

  254. (Jesse)James April 16, 2009 9:29 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…I see Koakane is up to his old trick playing Koa-mahu again…LOL

    Hope all is well….

    Happy B-day to another Monarch…and Aries…wafan….have a good one bro…

  255. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 16, 2009 9:31 am

    Cassy is thinking:

    Stretch or gigi? Stretch or gigi?


  256. Stretch April 16, 2009 9:34 am

    LizKauai [Discipline!]:
    April 16th, 2009 at 9:31 am
    Cassy is thinking:
    Stretch or gigi? Stretch or gigi?


  257. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 9:35 am

    Mahalo to Loa, Powderpuff, and the rest of you Tsai-ko’s for the continued prayers for my uncle!

    Loa, no worry about finding your way on da pink side….I’m always here lurking in between my duties on that side!

    Beeeeeg mahalo!

  258. Addahknowsports© April 16, 2009 9:36 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Happy Belated B-Day Jamesie! A little birdie told me ’cause I neva have internet on dat day. Hope you had a wonderful aaarghhh-less day.

    Happy Birthday Wafan! Hope a big hug will bring some sunshine and warm you up. So what’s for birthday dinner?

  259. Addahknowsports© April 16, 2009 9:38 am

    Hi Coloma!

    I’m not sure what happened to your uncle (I was speed reading the blog and I think I missed it), but our thoughts are with him.

  260. duffer April 16, 2009 9:39 am


    Is A-Joe in the dog house? 🙂

  261. MeiLing April 16, 2009 9:43 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Whoa! LizK & jm???? at da MVB game together. I’ll tell my Mom to listen for da taunting from da wahines. I’ll be watching hula.


    Maybe I’ll get to some practices next week. See ya there.

  262. d1島 April 16, 2009 9:44 am

    Great Morning All!

    Sounds like a terrific weekend coming up!
    Planning to start with BaseBows tomw night and practice on Sat afternoon.

    Healing thoughts for your Uncle… 🙂


  263. d1島 April 16, 2009 9:46 am


    Happy Birthday wafan!

    weally whooosh…..

  264. MeiLing April 16, 2009 9:47 am


    Prayers for your Uncle. Healing to everyone out there who needs it.

    Sorry to hear about Sean Carney’s Dad.

    Esme & whoosh….

  265. Addahknowsports© April 16, 2009 9:48 am

    Hehehe duffer,

    Lucky him….he is not. I heard that you guys took EXCELLENT care of the Oahu gang. Thank you soooooo much for the goodies and the golf. He really enjoyed himself. So much so that I think we are going to hit balls this weekend. 🙂

  266. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 9:49 am

    Howzit, A-Sports!

    Uncle was recently diagnosed with lympoma. I get one little prayer thread going on da pink side and JJ was nice enough to mention here the other day.

    Here’s da link to my side:


  267. Stretch April 16, 2009 9:50 am

    d1 – there is a group of us going to check out the practice/scrimmage then walk over to the baseball. you in??

  268. Addahknowsports© April 16, 2009 9:50 am


    Koama-who? …..who IS that REALLY? Bwahahahaha.

  269. letsgowarriors April 16, 2009 9:51 am

    waialua OL/DL Graham Rowley verbals to BYU per PIAA DS.

  270. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 10:00 am

    #266 lympoma = lymphoma

    sorry…..Dayquil and Theraflu neva’ kick in yet…..

  271. A-House April 16, 2009 10:02 am


    related to Burton out of Waialua?

  272. Stretch April 16, 2009 10:03 am

    April 16th, 2009 at 10:00 am
    #266 lympoma = lymphoma
    sorry…..Dayquil and Theraflu neva’ kick in yet…..

    go drink that medicine in the green bottle then you will be back to equilibrium

  273. A-House April 16, 2009 10:03 am

    what, what – we got a bifday boy in Washington – Yahoo, Happy Birfday to Wafan!!!

  274. A-House April 16, 2009 10:05 am

    still early, but U think Coach Mack & crew will continue to recruit Rowley?

  275. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 10:07 am


    I ax’d my hooos-bond, but he dunno fo’ shua….probably very distant kine…

    Stretch: I KNOW, right??!! Das what I said! body like believe me! Thanks, brah!

  276. letsgowarriors April 16, 2009 10:11 am

    i think mack will keep the scholie open to rowley, and keep recruiting him. however, piaa ds is saying that this verbal is not a soft commit and rowley is notfying other coaches of his decision.

  277. Kekoa April 16, 2009 10:20 am

    Mama C-ta ~ Is your *main squeeze* able (ho…wash my mout, I almost sed allowed) to attend fb practice with da Tsaiko’s, or is he on diaper duty on Sat?…Eh!…and no put da ansah inside one green bottle and drop ’em in da Ala Wai girl!

  278. (Jesse)James April 16, 2009 10:21 am

    Big C…I gotta agree with you and Stretch on dat one…probably help with da sinuses at least….

  279. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 10:23 am

    Good morning readers!

    Stretch – Maybe one day I can be your golf teammate. I think I’m better than gigi…and hubby.

    Big C – Why do they call you “Big C”?

  280. Stretch April 16, 2009 10:24 am

    April 16th, 2009 at 10:07 am
    Stretch: I KNOW, right??!! Das what I said! body like believe me! Thanks, brah!

    no worry, I got your back. I can spot an alcoholic a mile away….. hahahaha

  281. duffer April 16, 2009 10:27 am


    If PP can’t make, you and I can take these “young” guns on!

  282. Stretch April 16, 2009 10:27 am

    homey ℞:
    April 16th, 2009 at 10:23 am
    Good morning readers!
    Stretch – Maybe one day I can be your golf teammate. I think I’m better than gigi…and hubby.

    I don’t want you as a teammate, I want Cassy!! she kicks arse!!

  283. Kekoa April 16, 2009 10:28 am

    Howzit Hawaiianbod!…Hey, how do I get life time membership to your Uncle’s Spa & Resort behind my house? Heheheheh…those guys was hammering, sawing, digging, and makin’ all kine for months back dere! Came out nice! I fogit axe him if he get *Grey Poupon!*

    Nah! He’s really a great neighbor and very inviting to all of us in da hood!

  284. Addahknowsports© April 16, 2009 10:28 am

    Okay, just got back from the pink side.

    I just posted comment on your link to the pink.

  285. Stretch April 16, 2009 10:28 am

    April 16th, 2009 at 10:27 am
    If PP can’t make, you and I can take these “young” guns on!


  286. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 16, 2009 10:30 am

    “I don’t want you as a teammate, I want Cassy!! she kicks arse!!”

    hoo, Stretch… you going hurt m-homey’s feelings…



  287. Ralph April 16, 2009 10:31 am

    what day is the scrimmage scheduled, I thought this weekend had a coaches clinic

  288. Stretch April 16, 2009 10:31 am

    Liz – life sucks once in a while….

  289. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 10:32 am

    Kekoa: Braddah get book ‘um Dano duty. I know he’d love to go, though….Next time…Take ‘um…take ‘um ALL day if you like…in fact….I’ll pack an overnight bag for him….

    JJ: I KNOW! I get some left ova’ (THAT’S a first!) from Sunday…..

    homey: You REALLY like go ‘dea??!!!

    Stretch: Takes one to know one, right?? And neva’ mine makin’ excuses like you hangin…..Don’t you know the best and only way to get rid of that feeling is to pound sa’ moa the next morning! Serious! C’mon, only annadah alcoholic would know dat!!!

  290. jojo ® April 16, 2009 10:34 am

    Thanks to brew for rememberting my bro and dad’s birthdays, because I forgot. 🙁 Actually, my dad’s license and passport say today is his birthday, but it’s really April 9, someone goofed on his paper work.

  291. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 10:36 am

    The thing is, I don’t know when I’ll get golf fever again.

    So where did the basketball recruits go?

  292. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 10:38 am

    MLiz – Us Waipahu guys don’t get hurt feelings, we just get more than even.

    Big C – That’s why I asked.


  293. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 16, 2009 10:39 am

    jojo- brew808 – scary shadow guy with a big database…. Bwahahaha!!!

    oh, HI brew!

  294. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 10:42 am

    Just requested 2 more season tickets just so no one will sit next to me at the game!

  295. LizKauai [Discipline!] April 16, 2009 10:44 am

    Happy Belated Birthday to Kelli’s MOM too!

  296. Ralph April 16, 2009 10:45 am

    homey it would be nice if Dayton would follow up and call Nash and ask him if the recruits signed on with UH and let everyone know

  297. Stretch April 16, 2009 10:48 am

    Ralph – it was mentioned this morning that Nash will be giving a rundown on the recruits tonight at the bball banquet.

    anyone going to the banquet who can give us the details later??

  298. SteveM April 16, 2009 10:49 am

    Liz — shhhh, brew is not scary. It’s those guys in dark glasses and suits that make me nervous. 😐


  299. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 10:54 am

    homey: YOU da one gave me dat name! You tell me….

    BTW: mrs is asking on da pink side about the NFL draft…when is it?

  300. (Jesse)James April 16, 2009 10:57 am

    Big C…next weekend….

  301. Jason April 16, 2009 10:57 am

    Happy birthday wafan!

    Draft is on Apr 25-26.

    And there is a practice on Saturday after the clinic, 3-5 pm.

  302. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 10:57 am

    Big C – Oh yeah, I did didn’t I??? DOH! Well in that case I can think of a couple things right now. 😯

    Ralph – scrimmage to follow clinic.

  303. mrs. April 16, 2009 10:58 am

    good morning tsaiko’s…oh wait is it still morning…yup it is…
    just dropping a quick one…how’s life on the dark side?…LOL…

  304. d1島 April 16, 2009 10:58 am


    My “social sect’y.” has informed me that I have other commitments on Sat night but I’ll see you at practice 🙂

    Get scrimmage this Saturday afternoon after the Coaches’ Clinic. Those who attend the clinic are invited for “refreshments” after practice.

  305. PowderPuff April 16, 2009 10:59 am

    Stretch, I’m going tonight since it’s soooo far from where I work. You guys want updates? Uh boy…I think I’m going to need a translator since I know so much about basketball.

    Big C – I THINK it’s on April 26, but I could be wrong.

  306. Colomaohana April 16, 2009 10:59 am

    Okay, homes….share, please. Now that you have everyone’s attention.

    Please don’t hold back on my account….

  307. d1島 April 16, 2009 11:01 am

    New post ———–>

  308. homey ℞ April 16, 2009 11:01 am

    Big C – Too bad, new post is up so I don’t carryover conversations. My slate is wiped clean.

  309. mrs. April 16, 2009 11:12 am

    btw thanks homey…for said earlier post…

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