Safety first

Safeties Aulola Tonga of Kahuku High and Michael Wadsworth of Silverado High (Las Vegas) plan to play for the Warriors ths season, then go on two-year church missions.

Loa, Wadsworth
Tonga, Wadsworth


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Left tackle Aaron Kia continues to reshape. He is up to 293 pounds, but has maintained his agility with daily sprints and footwork drills.



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The Warriors still are trying to sort out their active roster.
There still is a possibility that linebacker Joseph Malabuyoc, who has remained in Hawai‘i this summer,  might secure a spot. Malabuyoc, who is from Canada, was on the spring roster.


  1. Dudley Do-Right July 27, 2009 12:29 am


  2. J-Dog July 27, 2009 12:31 am

    What about Quentin Beaver? Gary Nagy?

  3. ai-eee-soos July 27, 2009 12:38 am


  4. ai-eee-soos July 27, 2009 12:41 am

    Welcome aboard to Joseph Malabuyoc.

    Keep working hard – good things will happen.

  5. ai-eee-soos July 27, 2009 12:45 am

    Aaron Kia – looking good.

    This is your senior year – go all out.

    Show leadership – by leading. Be the first guy out to practice;

    be the last guy off the field.

    Play hard – play SMART !!!

    Have a great year.

  6. Stephen Tsai July 27, 2009 12:50 am

    From what I’ve heard, Quentin Beaver is not on the 105.
    I’ve heard nothing of Gary Nagy, so I assume he’s not on the 105, either.

  7. HiFlyer July 27, 2009 1:20 am

    Top Ten

  8. las vegas July 27, 2009 1:53 am


  9. al July 27, 2009 2:15 am

    nine and good night.

  10. al July 27, 2009 2:16 am

    perhaps tonga and wadsworth could go on their missions together?

  11. roygbivs July 27, 2009 2:56 am

    nice one, two punch we have here. hopefully they can contribute this season..

  12. whitey July 27, 2009 4:31 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. Good to see both Tonga and Wadsworth will get some experience of college football before going on their mission. A Kia looks good.

  13. Garret July 27, 2009 4:39 am

    I hope that Tonga and Wadsworth enjoy this season before they go on their mission. Safety is an open position right now so they have a chance to get into the rotation this year.

  14. Garret July 27, 2009 4:40 am

    All of Aaron Kia’s hard work in the offseason will be extremely important if the Warriors are going to have a good season this year.

  15. Garret July 27, 2009 4:41 am

    Best wishes for Joseph Malabuyoc–remaining in Hawaii showed his dedication to the team, and I’m sure he’s hoping for a roster spot.

  16. Garret July 27, 2009 4:42 am

    Article about how the Titans lack depth in the secondary…which give Ryan Mouton a good opportunity to move up in their depth chart quickly.

    While the Titans are pleased with their starters, free agency departures left the group without much proven depth.

    So veteran signee DeMarcus Faggins, rookies Ryan Mouton and Jason McCourty, and second-year pro Cary Williams will try to solidify the backup roles while also working on special teams.

    “Hopefully they can develop,” defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson said, “and in time, help us from the defensive side of the ball.”

  17. Garret July 27, 2009 4:43 am

    Today’s update about Ingram from the Boston newspapers:

    Chung is the 10th of the Patriots’ league-high-tying 12 draft picks to reach a deal, leaving just long snapper Jake Ingram, a sixth-round pick, and linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, a third-round pick, as those who have not been reported to have settled on deals.

    A call to Ingram’s agent, Wynn Silberman, was not returned yesterday. However, a report on last week said talks had hit a snag over the structure of Ingram’s bonus, with the Patriots wanting to make part of the signing bonus payable as a 2010 roster bonus.

    There is no great rush with McKenzie because he is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during rookie minicamp in May.

  18. Garret July 27, 2009 4:45 am

    Q&A with Colt!

    Q: Talk to me about you and your situation with the Redskins. Are you looking forward to training camp?

    A: Well, I love the team. You can’t ask for a better franchise. The fans are passionate, awesome. I love where I’m at right now. Right now, it’s a big preseason for me. I get to step in this year. They’ve already made it clear that they’re going to play me a ton in the preseason. We get to play four very talented teams and talented defenses, and that’s going to be my test. And right now, it seems like it’s in everyone’s hands. For Jason Campbell it’s his last year (of his contract)—it’s in his hands to go out and earn that second contract. And for me, it’s my chance to go out there for the second year and prove I belong, have a great preseason and show maybe I could be a starter one day.

    Q: You looked like you had a ton of fun in your college career.

    A: Well it’s hard not to when you’re in Hawaii, right?

  19. Garret July 27, 2009 4:45 am

    Q: Talk about the mental part of your game because as a walk-on, it’s hard to end up where you ended up.

    A: My cousin (Brad Brennan), who was really my hero growing up, went to the University of Arizona. I followed his path. I went to a prep school. He walked on at the U of A, and he was on that team that went (12-1) and beat Nebraska (in the 1998 Holiday Bowl). He was a big inspiration for me and the one thing I prided myself on was that I was a walk-on at Colorado, I was a walk-on at Hawaii. People really focused on a lot of other things in my career, but that was one thing that really separated me from a lot of people who have had success in the past—the fact that I was a walk-on and I was a kid who went out there and paid his own way and tried to earn it.

  20. mctruck July 27, 2009 5:13 am


    good read on our man-Colt; mahalos.

  21. bighilofan2 July 27, 2009 5:14 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Looking good, Aaron Kia. Keep workin on dat first step speed.

    Wads and Tonga, only heard great things about you two. keep it up, Warriors, keep it up.

  22. mctruck July 27, 2009 5:15 am

    Forgot to say…looking foward to watch Colt in action during pre-season and hopfully during regular season games….Go-for-it and good luck CB!!!!

  23. letsgowarriors July 27, 2009 5:16 am

    is tonga shorter than wadsworth?

  24. djmitcho July 27, 2009 5:20 am

    Good Morning All! Back to the grind today after a great weekend. Hope everyone has a good one.

  25. whitey July 27, 2009 5:28 am

    good morning letsgo, bhf2, dj, and mc. long time no see bhf2. am up in the north country and will be migrating south tomorrow.

  26. bighilofan2 July 27, 2009 5:32 am

    ditto on da best wishes to all.

    Pulling for da big one with Colt.

    Hang in there, Ingram. we’re sending you love and good vibes!

  27. bighilofan2 July 27, 2009 5:38 am

    is wat you doing anything close to the Alaska experiement? :mrgreen:
    wuz watching da lady on dat show kill da fish she’d caught by wackin em wit a stick …. too funny… told Doreen I saw her on TV. 😆

  28. letsgowarriors July 27, 2009 5:38 am

    also is kamalani alo still planning on going on a mission after this year?

  29. bighilofan2 July 27, 2009 5:47 am

    hope you all had a great weekend. i did. got super inspired watchin da Tour bikers riding over a hundred miles each day and then burning it up at the end… inspiring…

    Gotta go, gotta go. hi ho hi ho.

    have a great day peoples.

  30. Stephen Tsai July 27, 2009 7:15 am

    Tonga and Wadsworth both seem pretty tall for safeties.
    In the photo, Wadsworth was trying to “stretch.”
    Not sure what Alo’s plans are for after this season.

  31. Stephen Tsai July 27, 2009 7:16 am

    I wonder what the return rate is for players who go on missions.
    Off hand, I can only think of two: Inoke Funaki and Waylon Lolotai. But both went on missions before starting their UH careers.

  32. Stephen Tsai July 27, 2009 7:17 am

    There were two players who were supposed to go on missions but never did: Nate Ilaoa and Viliami Nauahi.

  33. Stephen Tsai July 27, 2009 7:18 am

    I think Waylon Lolotai will probably redshirt this season.
    He’s listed as a defensive end, but I imagine he’ll be a linebacker in the future.

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid July 27, 2009 7:19 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Looks a pair of young, quality safeties. Best of luck to them.

    Kia looks lean and strong, I hope he has a great season.

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid July 27, 2009 7:20 am

    It’s great to see bighilofan2 back on the active roster. Things weren’t the same without him!

  36. letsgowarriors July 27, 2009 7:23 am

    lolotai is already 245, i could see him being a fixture at DE in the future. he has a good HS resume. all state TE 2 years, all-conf LB 2 years, all-conf DE, state champion wreslter 215lb

  37. Stephen Tsai July 27, 2009 7:51 am

    I always thought it would be good if, say, you had a 4-minute lead at the end of stage 12, that you start the Tour De France’s stage 13 with a 4-minute headstart. That way you eventually end up with the race’s winner crossing the finish line first. There are too many times the winner is coasting in the middle of the pack during the final stage because he has such a tremendous lead. You can never get a photo finish in the Tour.

  38. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 27, 2009 7:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  39. Stretch July 27, 2009 8:08 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

  40. homey ℞ July 27, 2009 8:13 am

    Good morning!

    Drive safe and be cautious.

  41. d1島 July 27, 2009 8:17 am

    Great Morning All!

    Condolences to Dr.Doc and his Ohana.

    Safety is always a good thing; two is even better!

  42. Colomaohana July 27, 2009 8:19 am

    Morning gang!

  43. Kekoa July 27, 2009 8:20 am

    Good Monday Morning Tsaiko’s!

    Woke up feeling like a Monday morning QB. When the fog lifted I realized…Eh!…wrong Monday! One more week before practice starts

  44. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 27, 2009 8:21 am

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    Mental Health America of Hawai`i (MHA) is seeking to contract with a consultant to help manage its Military Initiative. This will focus on the needs of returning military and their families by convening an Advisory Task Force to identify mental health, social, and employment-related issues facing returning National Guard, Reserves, and their families; convening “town hall” community meetings to address concerns relating
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    Experience in translating discussion into recommendations and policies into action/implementation needed; knowledge of military desirable; understanding of state and federal policy development required.

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  45. Garret July 27, 2009 8:21 am

    This article includes a photo of David Veikune at practice with the Browns along with an article about his signing. The two second round draft picks that haven’t signed contracts yet are competing with each other for a starting spot…so the Browns might be using their desire to get an edge over their competition to get them to take a lower contract amount.

    Holdouts will only hurt the team, so brining Mack and Veikune to Berea for the extended rookie camp (which started on Friday) can only increase their chances in becoming impact players. And it allows coaches to build a team without distraction.

    So now it’s time to move on to the wide receivers. Both Brian Robiskie and Mohamed Massaquoi, each drafted in the 2nd round, remain unsigned. The Plain Dealer reports that negotiations with Robiskie are not even close.

    But since the Browns have two rookie receivers competing for a starting job, it should play into the team’s hands when it comes to negotiations. The receiver that signs and reports to camp first will certainly have a much greater chance at earning a starting job. It’s in each rookie’s best interests to get to camp as soon as possible.

  46. Garret July 27, 2009 8:22 am

    Oops, I think that photo was from minicamp and not today’s practice.

  47. Garret July 27, 2009 8:23 am


    Condolences to you and Dr. Doc. I hope that Dr. Doc’s family is dealing with things as well as can be expected.

  48. Garret July 27, 2009 8:25 am

    Article about how the Titans lost all of their backup CBs from last season and didn’t sign any CB free agents, so they will need one of the two CBs they drafted (hopefully Mouton) to be ready to play as soon as possible. Mouton has a really good opportunity there…but I’m sure that 6th round pick thinks the same thing.

    One of the topics we have talked about at length this offseason has been the lack of depth at the corner position. Cortland Finnegan is one of the best corners in the league. Nick Harper is a solid veteran opposite Finnegan, but there are some big concerns about his durability. He will be 35 in September and missed significant time last season because of injury.

    Hopefully Finnegan and Harper stay healthy, but this is the NFL, so odds are one of them will miss some time next season. Who steps in behind them is one of the biggest questions for the 2009 Titans. Currently they have Cary Williams and DeMarcus Faggins listed as the back-up corners. Either of those names excite anyone? Yeah, me neither.

    The interesting thing to me is this has been the State of Corner since all of the reserves left in free agency, but the only thing the Titans did to help out was draft Ryan Mouton and Jason McCourty in the third and sixth rounds respectively. One of those two guys is going to need to show something in camp to give me a good feeling about the position.

  49. Kekoa July 27, 2009 8:27 am

    Gotta saddle up and head out on the H-1 slaughterhouse trail. Had one mean acident here on da ceded lands dis past weekend. Diana, Kimana and our heavily recruited Nephew were coming back from a Grad party.

    She had made a left turn at the Kapolei Parkway intersection just minutes prior. Another cousin was at the light waiting to make the left turn not long after her. He witnessed the impact, and the SUV veered off the collision and headed straight for him! Lucky for him that it stopped right in front of his front bumper!

    Talk about helpless and frozen in fear! What can you do when you’re at a complete stop and a car comes careening out of control at you! Cousin Terry got out to help the man in the ‘vette, but he said there was no pulse already…sadly confirmed by EMS when they arrived. Of course the drunk driver survived along with her friend. She’ll be haunted by her actions forever…I guess that’ll be her perpetual punishment.

    Let’s be careful out there…please.

  50. Garret July 27, 2009 8:27 am

    Article about the King Kamehameha Classic Football Games that were recently held in Hawaii.

    Waits was recently selected to participate in the Elite Sports 10th Annual King Kamehameha Classic Football Games in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    More than 200 junior and senior football players from across the country and from Canada spent a week on the islands practicing and also playing NCAA games on the campus of the University of Hawaii and at Aloha Stadium.

    The event consisted of nine teams in three divisions with Waits being the starting tight end for the Texas South team.

    “I thought it was pretty amazing,” Waits said. “Here I was getting to go to Hawaii to play football. This is kind of really my last football game.

  51. Colomaohana July 27, 2009 8:36 am


    I’m so glad your ohana was safe from that terrible mess! C rM and I immediately thought about you guys since your hale is very near by.

    Please, everyone, be responsible! No can handle, sleep in your car!

  52. d1島 July 27, 2009 8:50 am


    dittos on Colomaohana’s comments!

  53. d1島 July 27, 2009 8:55 am


    Interesting that as football-starved as Hawaii fans (and esp. Tsaikos) are, I think the Kamehameha Classic really flew thru under the radar. I don’t recall a mention in the HA or seeing it on TV news.
    How did they manage to hide 200 invited football players? Neat trick! 😉

  54. Colomaohana July 27, 2009 8:59 am

    BTW, Kekoa: Give Pops one beeeeg kine hug and kiss for me! I hope his meds start to “cooperate” wit’ him! Practice starts soon…..No can miss dat, right?!

  55. d1島 July 27, 2009 9:00 am


    Gunfunnit! You so good, eh?!?!

    Do ditto dat one, too! 😆

  56. whitey July 27, 2009 9:09 am

    lindsay meggs is the new udub bb coach.

  57. d1島 July 27, 2009 9:16 am


    Does he want to play UH any time soon?


  58. Colomaohana July 27, 2009 9:24 am

    Haha…d1…. Yup, das what HE said!! Bwuahahahahaha!!!

  59. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 9:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Good news about the safeties…

    Kia is 290??? Doesn’t look it…good to see him working out on his conditioning.

    Hiya Mrs. C….

  60. A-House July 27, 2009 9:40 am

    Condolences to Dr Doc and family!

  61. A-House July 27, 2009 9:42 am


    hope you wen scoup up plenny fish and dungeness crabs too!

    looks like my brother guys did ok at Anchor Point Lodge – they was up there 7/12-17.

  62. BIGWAVE96744 July 27, 2009 9:43 am

    ’99 Antipati Mailo played Bkup LB & ST, then went on a mission, returned, then left the team.

    early 2000 Orlando Wong went on a mission, rtn’d and played WR then left the team.

    2003 or 04 Tu Tui went on a mission then upon rtn went to a JC

    NOTE: all 3 were all state 1st teamers in HS…

    On an up note, Tuika Tufaga panned out well

  63. A-House July 27, 2009 9:43 am

    Howzit, BHF2!

    glad to see you back on the blog and best to your lovely wife!

  64. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 9:48 am

    Condolences to Dr Doc and his ohana…..

  65. al July 27, 2009 9:55 am

    d1….so i googled.

    here’s a link to that “classic” that was played out last year. even, that i don’t recall.

  66. C rM July 27, 2009 10:06 am

    What up tsaikos.

  67. SteveM July 27, 2009 10:08 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Condolences to DrDoc and family.

  68. al July 27, 2009 10:10 am

    c rm. there was something i wanted to ask you about…but, i forgot. my brain went into lockdown. i’ll remember sometime next year and ask you then.

  69. Geezy July 27, 2009 10:11 am

    did Leonard Peters go on a mission?….seemed like he was at UH for at least 5 or 6 years

  70. SteveM July 27, 2009 10:14 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    July 26th, 2009 at 2:54 pm
    We were ready to play the card game “Slap Jack” last night when I noticed … they were using the SteveM’s Colt Brennan cards.
    I’d better get them to SteveM soon


  71. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 10:15 am

    Okay gang…sorry for the delay and the mix up but it looks like I am in charge of this weeks CC….so, we wanted to try some place different and give the West Siders a relief from coming into town all the time. So, here goes….

    CC on Friday, July 31, 2007
    12:00 Noon
    Kum Chee Korean Restaurant
    98-1247 Kaahumanu St.
    No. 101, No. 102
    (Below the shopping center with City Mill/Safeway)

    Apparently this was voted best Korean Buffet by HA readers….

    $13 plus tip and tax…..

    Let me know on the blog if you are coming by saying I’m in….thanks.

  72. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 10:15 am

    oh yeah…and congrats to Veikune on his contract….

  73. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 10:20 am

    Mrs. C…hmmmm….so good two times??? Hard to believe…MWAHAHAHAHAHA

    Seriously, I also ditto your comments though…

  74. BG July 27, 2009 10:21 am


    Sincere condolences on the passing of your mother in law. Even if expected, it’s still a difficult time. Please tell Dr. Doc that our prayers go out to your ohana.

  75. LizKauai [Believer] July 27, 2009 10:33 am

    “Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:
    July 26th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Just a quick note to let folks know that DrDoc’s mother passed away earlier today at a hospice in Chattanooga. As noted in last Sunday’s post, we were expecting this at any moment, but still…. ”

    ok- now I know what you are all talking about…
    Warmest aloha and prayers and ((((hugs)))) to the Dr. Doc ohana!


  76. Kekoa July 27, 2009 10:37 am

    (Jesse) James ~ I’m in…thanks!

  77. Kekoa July 27, 2009 10:39 am

    Jim ~ Sincere condolences to you my friend. Your mom must have been a real strong woman. May she rest in peace.

  78. SteveM July 27, 2009 10:47 am

    Darn, can’t make the Cattle Call this Friday. Earlier this morning I just moved up my ophtamologist appointment to this Friday 1:15 PM… 🙁

    …too much eye strain from close computer “work” and being stuck at home with the flu. Shhhh, no tell UHfan808. Flu still not pau yet anyway–losing my voice now. 👿

  79. Kekoa July 27, 2009 10:47 am

    Colomaohana ~ I’m back in my safe zone for now. At 1:00 PM I have to leave my safe zone and get back on the H-1 East again…Grrrr! Need to put my game face on to deal. I’m thinking CrM escort.

    Former UH Defensive coach JG used to say that he chose his LB’s by making them run across the H-1 during heavy traffic. That would be like watching the *Running of the Bulls* in Pamploma, Spain…speaking of which…Where da he$$ is jm2375?

  80. Stretch July 27, 2009 10:50 am

    Vick get conditional reinstatement.

    Which team do you guys think will want him?? As a QB??

  81. las vegas July 27, 2009 10:51 am

    Condolences to the “Doc” ohana

  82. las vegas July 27, 2009 10:53 am

    was Vick involved in that canary fighting ring?

  83. Stephen Tsai July 27, 2009 10:57 am

    No mission for Leonard.
    But he delayed enrolling at UH for a year, and he was there for six years, so….wow, that’s a long time.

  84. koakane™ July 27, 2009 10:59 am

    howzit and morning to all tsaiko’s and tsaikettes what a lovely way to spend a morning. kofe at starbucks checking my internet.

    jj Im in in fact just 100 yards away from the place will check out and report back.

    condolences to Dr. and Mrs. Doc on their loss. my prayers to you.

    beeg welcome back to bhf2 and glad your pc fixed but what about your phone left many messages while I was in hilo a few weeks back.

    patnah supa glad to hear you ohana is safe looking at the news last night man was bad

    al will respond to your email and give my mana’o

  85. BIGWAVE96744 July 27, 2009 11:26 am

    ST did former Warrior recruit Quin Ah You out of Kahuku go on a mission?

    JT Mapu did well after his mission & rtn to the Vols.

    Don’t know if Shiloah Te’o is going this year after a season @BYU. (I wish we had a scholie for him when he tripped with Paipai & Alema)

  86. al July 27, 2009 11:54 am

    tks kk.

  87. Medifast Plus Shakes For Diabetics July 27, 2009 11:55 am

    Medifast Plus Shakes For Diabetics…

    Safeties Aulola Tonga of Kahuku High and Michael Wadsworth of Silverado High Las Vegas plan to play […]…

  88. wafan July 27, 2009 11:59 am

    Good afternoon,everyone!

  89. wafan July 27, 2009 12:00 pm

    Condolences to the Doc family!

  90. koakane™ July 27, 2009 12:10 pm

    wafan going to friday’s cc down the road?

  91. wafan July 27, 2009 12:10 pm

    (J)J . . .

    Is that the building where the Elephant and Castle used to be? Or is it in the City Mill strip mall?

  92. Bulla July 27, 2009 12:11 pm

    aloha big wave,

    hope all is well with your tribe. can you smell what’s in the air….das football bro! time to start getting excited.

    the beast is home til next week, then it’s back to Weber State for a run at the National Championship….hopefully. he has had a nice break for some r&r, training, and eating. should be a good lunch this week with the powers that be….haha.

    have a blessed day bro.

  93. koakane™ July 27, 2009 12:11 pm

    opposite end of E&C same side

  94. wafan July 27, 2009 12:12 pm

    KK . . .

    Pretty sure about it.

  95. NYUH July 27, 2009 12:12 pm

    Practices start next week?

  96. djmitcho July 27, 2009 12:17 pm

    Condolences to the Doc ohana

  97. djmitcho July 27, 2009 12:19 pm

    So, we are looking for a minimum of 2 more people to join the blog bowl fantasy football league. We have 8 people signed up already, including last years champs the “Mathletes”. If you want to play or just want info email me. djmitcho at yahoo dot com

  98. A-House July 27, 2009 12:41 pm

    gotta make 100

  99. d1島 July 27, 2009 12:42 pm

    Wun hunnerd!

  100. d1島 July 27, 2009 12:43 pm

    Wun hunnerd now?

  101. A-House July 27, 2009 12:43 pm

    no d1, this is 100

  102. d1島 July 27, 2009 12:43 pm


  103. d1島 July 27, 2009 12:44 pm


    Techies told me to slow down after 100!


  104. A-House July 27, 2009 12:44 pm

    d1, would you believe I got “smued” for posting the same comment for 99 as I did in 98 – computer said I made the same comment and would not let it post – grrrrrrrrrr

  105. d1島 July 27, 2009 12:45 pm


    Hmmmm…..I know someboddy who works in dat bldg. and gets off work at 12 that day 🙂

    Mahalo for thinking about the Wessiders!

  106. A-House July 27, 2009 12:46 pm

    d1, your #102 says it all!!!!!!

  107. PowderPuff July 27, 2009 12:49 pm

    Happy Manic Monday, Tsaikos! Safe travels to our blog host. And great to hear about you going back to school, BG. That’s awesome! Garret, thanks for the Colt, Ryan and Jake updates too.

    Looking for a decent one-way fare between Seattle and Toronto on September 13…let me know anyone finds one under $380 (yikes!).

    Oh, and anyone looking for good, cheap accommodations in LV, September 19-21? Holding 1 room at Embassy Suites LV for $87 total (King suite with breakfast; 2 nights with taxes incl.).

  108. d1島 July 27, 2009 12:50 pm

    Comment from Linfield SID after coming back from the College SID’s Convention. Could be that Twitter may be allowed by the No Clue At All folks soon.

    The social networking tool is currently banned for recruiting purposes. That rankles the feathers of SIDs, who simply want to use Twitter to quickly and succinctly communicate bits of information to their fan base, whether it be scores, schedules, highlights and so forth. The current legislation is being reviewed and we could see an addendum to the NCAA by-law before long.

  109. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 12:52 pm

    wafan…#91…pretty sure it is where E & C used to be.

  110. al July 27, 2009 12:53 pm

    wafan….same building as e n c.

  111. A-House July 27, 2009 1:07 pm


    your #108 – isn’t Urban Meyer at Florida and some other big time BCS coaches using twitter, facebook, etc for recruiting purposes?

    therefore, if it’s banned by the NCAA, why no investigation by the NCAA?

  112. d1島 July 27, 2009 1:12 pm

    I hope Stephen can get some quotes like these in SLC….

  113. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 1:24 pm

    In case anyone missed it…..

    CC on Friday, July 31, 2007
    12:00 Noon
    Kum Chee Korean Restaurant
    98-1247 Kaahumanu St.
    No. 101, No. 102
    (Below the shopping center with City Mill/Safeway in the same building as the old Elephant and Castle)

    Apparently this was voted best Korean Buffet by HA readers….

    $13 plus tip and tax…..

    Let me know on the blog if you are coming by saying I’m in….thanks.

  114. HiFlyer July 27, 2009 1:34 pm

    JJ – I’m in…thanks

  115. HiFlyer July 27, 2009 1:37 pm

    forgot to add, now I need to figure out where this place is at. I haven’t been in that area for years.

  116. d1島 July 27, 2009 1:40 pm


    Ask Ralph! 😆

  117. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 1:44 pm

    hiflyer….LOL…bottom end of Kaahumanu

  118. curveball July 27, 2009 1:44 pm

    I’m in…thanks

  119. d1島 July 27, 2009 1:47 pm


    Game day decision but conditionally, I’m in.

  120. Garret July 27, 2009 1:50 pm

    The ACC is looking to increase their TV revenues when their contract was up–they currently get $6 million per team from TV and the SEC gets $16 million per team from TV (I think the WAC gets somewhere between $100k and $200k per team from ESPN). If the ACC and Pac-10 combined to create their own TV network, they would have a pretty good footprint around the country and the time zone differences would give them blocks of games (with the East Coast game on before the West Coast game).

    ACC schools each receive about a $6.1 million payout annually; SEC schools are reporting expected payouts of more than $16 million.

    Swofford said the league prefers to re-sign with its current rights holders but is looking at all its options, including creating a joint television network with the Pac-10.

  121. Garret July 27, 2009 1:52 pm

    Maryland isn’t printing media guides this year, but they had a 41-page handout for the media printed on regular paper.

    Instead, Maryland reproduced 41 pages of black-and-white text on regular copy paper with statistics and bios on key players. Absent were the school records, glossy cover and historical data we’ve grown accustomed to.

    Maryland said there will be no regular media guide printed this season . Instead, all the pertinent information will be available online. The school says it will improve the Web site and add more video.

  122. Ralph July 27, 2009 1:55 pm

    Restaurant is on Kaahumanu Street, makai-mauka axis, connect Kam Hwy with Moanalua Rd. Buzz Steak house and Stuart Anderson on Kaahumanu St. Korean Restaurant is in Newtown Square, anchor tenant is Central Pacific Bank and the restaurant is three doors mauka from CPB

  123. Ralph July 27, 2009 1:56 pm

    i should be in for the cc, very close 🙂

  124. curveball July 27, 2009 2:30 pm

    Just to let you all know, I am now a full on -card carrying-merchant marine..helluva day..better drink some rum..:-)

  125. Colomaohana July 27, 2009 2:33 pm

    curveball: Did you say RRRRRRUM???!! 😉

  126. whitey July 27, 2009 2:56 pm

    kekoa, ok, got the salmon for the lomi you will make for the tsaiko tailgate.

  127. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 3:03 pm

    Mrs. C…too early for you to be drinking….LMAO

  128. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 3:09 pm

    Oh yeah…BTW, everybody watch Living Local with the Baraquios at 8 p.m. on OC16…Our resident expert on all things Filipino (ummm…not you homey)….Mrs. C will be on with our other Tsaiko loved one…Esme….should be a hoot…. MWAHAHAAHHAHAHA

  129. Pride. July 27, 2009 3:22 pm


    July 27th, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Just to let you all know, I am now a full on -card carrying-merchant marine..helluva day..better drink some rum..:-)

    Congratulations Curveball, so when are you shipping out?

  130. BG July 27, 2009 3:42 pm


    July 27th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    July 27th, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Just to let you all know, I am now a full on -card carrying-merchant marine..helluva day..better drink some rum..:-)

    Congratulations Curveball, so when are you shipping out?

    I hope not during football season!!!!!!

  131. BG July 27, 2009 3:46 pm


    Surprise! surprise! “I’m in…” (tentatively)

  132. (Jesse)James July 27, 2009 3:51 pm

    Congrats curveball….

  133. Pride. July 27, 2009 3:57 pm

    By the way, it was good to see A-Joe on several TV newscasts last week Thursday, singing during ceremonies for the arrival of US Navy’s newest addition to the Pacific’s fleet of submarines. It was A-Joe’s first performance with the Kamehameha Alumni Glee Club. After only one month of rehearsals brother A-Joe was under the lights and cameras welcoming the USS Hawaii to Pearl Harbor. Great job brother A-Joe!

    Kekoa, that doesn’t mean the A-Joe loves Sailor Blue more than he loves you. We think of both of you as brothers and during the week of the Army-Navy games, we cheer all of the Armed Forces personnel.

  134. wafan July 27, 2009 4:26 pm

    Congratulations Curveball!

    Watch out for the Somalian guys.

  135. wafan July 27, 2009 4:27 pm

    (J)J . . .

    I am in!

  136. Garret July 27, 2009 5:06 pm

    Remember how RGM’s coach said that his demotion was only for one week? Well, now he’s undecided as to whether or not RGM will get his spot back.

    No decision has been made yet on whether Rufus Skilern will stay in the lineup in place of Ryan Grice-Mullen.

  137. Kekoa July 27, 2009 5:20 pm

    I’m devastated that A-joe has cast favor on the Submariners, even temporarily! Come football season…Grrrr! We’ll be sinking some those Navy boat drivers 2 by 2!

    Full Speed ahead Warriors!…oh wait!…Watch Out for Curveball!

  138. Anfield July 27, 2009 5:27 pm

    Powderpuff, looks like Continental and Delta have one-ways flights for $304, but they both have 1-stop and are overnighters. You can also try this website.

  139. Kekoa July 27, 2009 5:56 pm

    Curveball ~ Check to see when we can use your ship for a “Walk-da-Plank” party after the Navy game. Just in case something negative happens.

  140. curveball July 27, 2009 5:59 pm


    I’m devastated that A-joe has cast favor on the Submariners, even temporarily! Come football season…Grrrr! We’ll be sinking some those Navy boat drivers 2 by 2!

    Full Speed ahead Warriors!…oh wait!…Watch Out for Curveball!

    Did I mention I also have my pilots license..we will get them

  141. Colomaohana July 27, 2009 7:05 pm

    OMG, JesseJames!!!!

    *running to get my official Colomaohana lickens stick*

    You going get it! Grrrr…

    Oh yeah, and its NEVER too early to drink….It’s 12 o’clock SOMEWHERE in the world….. Hello?!! You dunno dat’ by now?!


  142. NYUH July 27, 2009 7:36 pm

    I notice ESPNU has some WAC games from 2008 playing mid-week. I don’t see UH here but maybe there in Hawaii.

  143. Kekoa July 27, 2009 7:49 pm

    (J) James ~ You managed to get yourself in deep do-do with Mrs. C. Plus, you no mo one ‘get outta jail’ card to use on CrM. Hide, is not an option on dis rock!

    A Peace offering might work, but she may not hear the word spoken clearly.

  144. labrat July 27, 2009 8:15 pm

    That is one slim looking 293. Go Aaron. Keep working hard.

  145. Colomaohana July 27, 2009 8:43 pm

    Kekoa: 😉

  146. al July 27, 2009 9:18 pm

    C rm….i just remembered.

    does the no hand rule apply to an electric shaver?
    i got scoldings and a slap on da wrist by the boss yesterday for shaving while driving. i tried to plead my cas that i was driving while shaving.

  147. Garret July 27, 2009 9:26 pm

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

    Scientists are getting close to understanding how to grow replacement bones with stem cell technology.

  148. Garret July 27, 2009 9:26 pm

    Mathematicians are trying to judge the happiness of the public by analyzing 10 million sentences on 2.3 million blogs. They found that election day was the happiest in nearly four years (wouldn’t nearly half the people be unhappy then?) and the day Michael Jackson (and Farrah) died was one of the saddest.

  149. Garret July 27, 2009 9:27 pm

    Mine shafts that are about to be closed down could be used to provide geothermal energy to local towns. The energy is obtained from the internal heat of the Earth, so this is renewable, clean energy that could also be profitable.

  150. Garret July 27, 2009 9:27 pm

    New Jersey police had to use pepper spray on an aggressive groundhog.

  151. Garret July 27, 2009 9:27 pm

    Convicted car thief out of probation impersonated a police officer (his Ford Crown Victoria had flashing lights, a microphone and speakers) and tried to pull over a car in Oakland…too bad for him that an unmarked police vehicle and the undercover cop he tried to pull over arrested him!

  152. Garret July 27, 2009 9:28 pm

    Free play links pau.

  153. Cindy C July 27, 2009 11:01 pm

    My condolences to Doc and his Ohana.

    Goodnight all!

  154. Kekoa July 27, 2009 11:27 pm

    Garret ~ Re: #151

    Years ago, before they instituted a law to outlaw speaker systems on pov’s…my friend had one mounted in his car. He was a HAM operator, and had his radio eq. in the dash. Just for fun, he decided to mount a speakers in his grill, with a toggle switch to control it on the dash.

    We sometimes would pressure people at the stop light by scaring the bejesus out of them when they were slow to proceed after the light turned green.

    We usually said something like this Real Loud, “Eh brah…you goin’ or wat? Da light been green for 10 minutes! One day a very large Samoan male came out of his car, and walked back towards us. We immediately served around him and took off down the street!

    The speakers were dismounted the next day.

  155. protector July 27, 2009 11:41 pm

    I know that (when one is) going on a church mission is a personal choice, but it doesn’t make any rational sense to play one year, then go on a mission (disrupting continuity), return & then try to integrate into the program again. It seems so much more sensible to go on the mission first & then come back to the team, otherwise the knowledge & conditioning you gained initially is essentially lost. I’m not speaking from experience however & will defer to real athletes if I’m the one suffering from faulty logic.

  156. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 28, 2009 12:00 am

    Congrats, curveball!

    hmmm… wonder if ST is posting a new blog tonite… isn’t he on vacation?

  157. Ralph July 28, 2009 12:02 am

    i believe the players got to be of age to go on the mission and all of the HS players are too young. one year of UH and they become of age and eligible to go on the church mission.

  158. Ralph July 28, 2009 12:04 am

    ST is not on vacation, he is attending the WAC media day in Salt Lake

  159. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 28, 2009 12:05 am

    Where is ST tweeing from- 2 hours ahead of Hawaii…. hmmm. First Class?

  160. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 28, 2009 12:06 am

    oh.. my bad… Working…
    Have fun, ST!

  161. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 28, 2009 12:08 am

    Hey Ralph- let’s play scrabble!

  162. Ralph July 28, 2009 12:21 am

    i’m not a game person, not even a farmer LOL

  163. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 28, 2009 12:28 am

    you don’t play SCRABBLE????


  164. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! July 28, 2009 12:41 am

    Nitey Nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

    Safe home, ST!

  165. HiFlyer July 28, 2009 12:42 am

    everyone must be working on their farm tonight.

  166. al July 28, 2009 1:05 am

    gee ralph.
    no games?
    not even tic tac toe?
    no farming?
    is that why you left lanai?

  167. al July 28, 2009 1:08 am

    ralph’s right though i believe they have to be 18 before trekking a mission. bringing them in for a year helps to keep the athlete in tune with the school offering a scholarship.

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