Safety’s first

Bubba Poueu-Luna is willing to give the shirt off his back.

The Warriors were recruiting a linebacker, and Poueu-Luna was asked if he would relinquish his jersey number 36.

“I’m a team man,” Poueu-Luna said. “I gave it up. I moved on to a better number.”

Poueu-Luna said his new number โ€” 9 โ€” is a better aesthetic fit.

“I think I look better in 9,” he said, smiling.

Poueu-Luna is hoping for a change in fortunes this season. His first two UH years were peppered with injuries. He missed the final three games of 2011 after contracting mononucleosis.

“It was the worst thing I had,” he said.

He is now back in good health and practicing as the No. 1 free safety.

“He’s a good solid player,” defensive coordinator Thom Kaumeyer said.

Poueu-Luna has benefitted from the Warriors’ clean-slate program.

“Show us what you can do,” Kaumeyer said of the approach entering spring training. “We have no pre-determined depth charts. We’re going from the starting point.”

* * * * *

It always seemed like Karl Benson was the Billy Beane of college commissioners. He’s at it again, getting Georgia State to join the Sun Belt.


  1. duffer April 9, 2012 7:36 am

    Good morning

  2. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 7:39 am

    The early golfer gets the No. 1 spot.

  3. dingo April 9, 2012 7:40 am

    top ten

  4. SteveM April 9, 2012 7:41 am

    Good morning everyone!

  5. djmitcho April 9, 2012 7:45 am

    Good Morning All! Top 5!

  6. mauiwarrior April 9, 2012 7:48 am

    What LB got #36?

  7. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 7:49 am


    The state’s defensive player of the year.

  8. Wes'side Warrior April 9, 2012 7:51 am

    Safety’s First… Hahaha Good one!

    Morning/afternoon, everyone!

  9. SteveM April 9, 2012 7:53 am

    Interesting events later today: Football practice, TV Media, Meet, Greet, and Eat.

    I still have stitches in my foot and shouldn’t walk around… but I would like to know where the “eat” part is gonna happen. Don’t need my feet for that… ๐Ÿ˜•

  10. Wes'side Warrior April 9, 2012 7:53 am

    “Show us what you can do,” Kaumeyer said of the approach entering spring training. “We have no pre-determined depth charts. We’re going from the starting point.”

    That is awesome! Gives others a chance to show what they got too, instead of being previously pigeon-holed.

  11. RedZone April 9, 2012 7:53 am

    I like number 9. Easier to spot on the field.

  12. RedZone April 9, 2012 7:55 am


  13. RedZone April 9, 2012 7:58 am

    ST anybody covering Beeman today? I think she will be meeting with the team today and is supposed to be working on her staff.

  14. BigWave96744 April 9, 2012 8:01 am

    Hmmm interesting that one of the big signees of the 2012 class, Steven Lakalaka, wore

    #4. Same number worn by fellow Punahou grad Cayman Shutter. Just saying ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:01 am

    The “eat” part will have to wait. Practice might end later, and I’ve got stories to write.

  16. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:02 am


    Brian McInnis is the beat writer for that sport. Ferd Lewis also is pretty good at doing hiring stories.

  17. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:03 am

    For men of a certain age, when you hear “Beeman,” you think “Bob Beamon.”

  18. ai-eee-soos April 9, 2012 8:06 am

    Right on, Bubba Poueu-Luna

  19. ai-eee-soos April 9, 2012 8:08 am

    maybe benson can get LaTech to join the Sun Belt Conf.

  20. RedZone April 9, 2012 8:11 am

    Yep McInnis and Ferd do nice work. I just haven’t seen anything lately. Maybe in the next few days.

    When I hear Beeman I think beebee gun.

  21. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:12 am

    What was more surprising โ€” Mike Wallace dying or Mike Wallace being 93?

  22. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:13 am


    Is Wednesday signing day?

  23. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 8:13 am

    I wonder if Steve/Lanaiboy/jkjones is going to show up. I miss the blog for two days and I miss all the drama. It was fun reading the escalation from Saturday and Sunday. I bet ST already knows he’s the same guy cuz he should be able to track the IP’s. I like when he started name dropping…

  24. jm2375 April 9, 2012 8:13 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Will there a live-stream of today’s events?

  25. RedZone April 9, 2012 8:20 am

    ST I don’t know but in the last article I have read by McInnis, Beeman was supposed to meet with the team today and was to pick her coaches. She was to give them a week to think about the job before accepting the job. I am not sure of the time frame but I think it is close to a week so we may be hearing something shortly about it.

  26. tommui April 9, 2012 8:23 am


    Re #23 – Be careful of what you wish for.

    STEVEM: When do you go dancing again? ๐Ÿ™‚ (Take care of yourself).

  27. RedZone April 9, 2012 8:23 am

    Okay I checked. NLI regular signing date for Basketball is April 11 to May 16.

  28. SteveM April 9, 2012 8:29 am

    WarriorNY — ST has always been non-techie. But– he did mention bringing Scott M if necessary. Everyone knows that Scott is the Star-Advertiser super techie and their best internet forensics expert.

    So if ST ever prefaces something with “Scott says…”, it’s like “Simon says…” ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid April 9, 2012 8:29 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! ๐Ÿ™‚

    What ever number he wears, Bubba gonna bring it!


  30. BigWave96744 April 9, 2012 8:34 am

    A bruising running back wearing #4 can be described in one word: Nasti

  31. al April 9, 2012 8:35 am

    stevem…you weren’t supposed to disclose that information. now for sure steve won’t show up.

  32. al April 9, 2012 8:37 am

    bigwave…there you go again stealing the thoughts right out of my mind.

  33. tommui April 9, 2012 8:38 am

    Don’t forget that Stefanie needs your VOTE!

    (It’s on my bookmark – waiting for KEVIN to give you the website)

  34. al April 9, 2012 8:40 am

    geez…and here i used to think that lanaiboy was ralphie.

  35. Da Punchbowl Kid April 9, 2012 8:44 am

    Funny how lanaiboy and jkjones suddenly clammed up and haven’t posted since you-know-who’s bluff was called.

    Are you out there, lanaiboy and jk? You guys gonna show up or what?

  36. al April 9, 2012 8:46 am

    dpk…what are you doing???

    disturbing the peace?

  37. haka April 9, 2012 8:46 am

    steve must show up today as an ip address check is unreliable:

    people could have access to different computers.

    people could have more than one ISP.

    people could have a dynamic address.

    people could be roaming.

    people could spoof.

    people could…… up.

  38. AllG April 9, 2012 8:51 am

    Good news we have some o-line help on the way. One of our local boys who was slated to start on a PAC 12 school is gonna be transferring back home and should be eligible to play this season.

  39. al April 9, 2012 8:52 am

    haka…speaking of which. glad to hear that the warriors will continue with the haka and have been practicing a new version for the new era.

  40. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:53 am

    I don’t really care about the bet.

    But it’s an important meeting because I need to go over some things, and it’s better to do it face to face.

  41. mctruck April 9, 2012 8:53 am

    How is the name, (Poueu) pronounced?

    Is there a way to get rid of them (ZEDO) pop-ups?, very irritating!, or it is what it is?

    Have a great Monday, gangeeez!

  42. mctruck April 9, 2012 8:56 am

    #38….whoweeee!, got me all excited….dats good news indeed!!

  43. al April 9, 2012 8:57 am


  44. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 8:58 am


    How will he be able to play this year?

  45. Bryson April 9, 2012 8:58 am

    I gotta say after watching the DB’s at practice on Saturday I came away really impressed with Brian Clay and Bubba…Actually I’ve been impressed with Bubba’s nose for the ball since he came here…

  46. mctruck April 9, 2012 8:59 am

    tanks, al.

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid April 9, 2012 9:00 am

    The peace doesn’t need me in order to be disturbed, al-san.

  48. rage777 April 9, 2012 9:00 am

    I just wanted to mention that both (ST and Steve’s) way of verifying isn’t very good.

    ST’s version was to check e-mail, but IF Steve was really multiple personalities then he could just tell the other people he brings what the e-mail is.

    In Steve’s version, he wants to check IPs, but that is easy to disguise by going through a proxy.

  49. polywarrior4life April 9, 2012 9:01 am

    Good morning yaw’ll.

    Hats off to Bubba for giving up his number. I think it would have been a difficult task to ask, Paipai, GDL, or a player who made there mark on the team. But hey, like that ol’saying, “It’s not the number that make a great player, its the player.

  50. al April 9, 2012 9:01 am

    mctruck…its been out there for months now that the older brother of 2012 recruit kiha sai will be graduating next month from u*** as such he is allowed to transfer to any school that he can pursue a graduate program that is not available at his present school. redshirt rules do not apply.

    say oceanography for example.

    and the really good news is that he will still have 2 more years of eligibility as a warrior.

  51. al April 9, 2012 9:06 am

    …add to that we have another three recruited olinemen coming in the summer. younger sai and koloamatangi are both hs guys. milovale a jc guy is expected to press for playing time right away.

    there’s always the possibility that another transfer will show up this summer to help bolster the oline.

    and the birdies are chirping about another bounceback kid on the defensive side of the ball.

  52. wait a minute April 9, 2012 9:07 am

    It’s obvious that jkjones and the mental patient are not the same person, all they have in common is a name. jkjones has more intelligence in his little finger than Sybil. I don’t care for the way jkjones states his case sometimes, but he doesn’t lie.

  53. follower April 9, 2012 9:07 am

    #41- pronounced like PO-A-U. I think Bubba should bring back his half/half bleach hair look to go with the new number.

  54. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 9:08 am

    I just call him Bubba.

  55. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 9:10 am


    I’m only interested in whether Ariyoshi and Uyehara show up.

  56. Buckaloose April 9, 2012 9:13 am

    @Stephen Tsai: Kinda scary that this guy Bubba had Mononucleosis and then Zane Johnson had it a little later. Is there an epidemic at UH or what?

  57. AllG April 9, 2012 9:14 am

    WarriorNY see comment 50

  58. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 9:15 am

    By the way, folks, let’s stay away from using phrases about mental conditions.

    First, we’re all kind of nuts.

    Second, it doesn’t advance the highly sophisticated dialogue we usually have here.

    Stay classy, San Diego.

  59. Wes'side Warrior April 9, 2012 9:15 am

    Here’s the link to vote for Stephanie Ricketts:

    Gotta keep it going, since the others seemed to have slowed during the Easter break.

  60. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 9:16 am

    I’m fairly certain a player with my favorite name will be joining. But it’s not a done deal until it’s a done deal.

  61. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 9:19 am

    If Ricketts wins, does she get a trophy or a hardware-store certificate?

  62. Haleakala April 9, 2012 9:23 am


    I voted for Stephanie (3rd time). She has a good sized lead 24.4% over the next highest 19.3% for Valerie Ariota from Cal.

    (I was on a trip over the long weekend and tried to vote through my Ipad but it wouldn’t process for some reason.)

  63. Wes'side Warrior April 9, 2012 9:30 am

    Without the lottery in Hawaii, it kind of seems anti-climatic. However, just the acknowledgement and recognition in and out of the Softball world is huge; her contributions in all facets of her life continue to be second to none. Would be nice to have some sort of prize attached to it, but I think any winner will say the prize is the honor of that recognition itself.

    Here’s the announcement, as it is written up at the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award site:

    OVERLAND PARK, KS โ€“ Ten NCAAยฎ softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the 2012 Loweโ€™s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence โ€“ community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists follows this release.

    An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in Schoolยฎ, the Loweโ€™s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

    The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in February. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Loweโ€™s Senior CLASS Award website through May 14. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I softball head coachesโ€™ votes to determine the winner.

    Loweโ€™s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Awardยฎ winner during the 2012 NCAA Womenโ€™s College World Series, which will be held May 31-June 6 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

  64. Bryson April 9, 2012 9:44 am

    So Stephen what’s your favorite player name?…lol

  65. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 9:47 am

    A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh . . .

  66. Last Call April 9, 2012 9:56 am

    Danielson won the Lowe’s Award in volleyball. I recall there was an uproar over voting irregularities and Lowe’s was getting an earful from Hawai`i fans.

    I started a boycott movement of Lowe’s stores but later found out that Ace was the place for most folks in Hawai`i anyway so it was a wasted effort on my part.

  67. 702WarriorFan April 9, 2012 9:58 am


    Just in case I’m late arriving from 702, how long will you be waiting after the practise today?

    Should I call you(what is the phone no. can I call you at) to tell you I’ll be arriving late since I’m stuck in traffic or my roller blades got a flat tire or da bus running late or my flight delayed mid Pacific Ocean.

    I just don’t want to be accused of getting there late and you all left me standing alone like prom nite.

    I just want to be a witness to this afternoon’s event – k?

  68. LizKauai April 9, 2012 9:59 am

    #9 is my fave integer…

  69. wait a minute April 9, 2012 10:20 am

    Apologies blogmaster, please delete my previous post.

  70. Lanaiboy April 9, 2012 10:21 am

    Yep. You won’t hear from me again on this blog. Everyone too inbred, too touchy, and just plain wrong. No, I am not Steve or anyone else but myself, just an ardent Wahine softball fan who almost never miss a home game. Too bad I thought I found a place where my interest in the team could find expression but the snarky comments are just too much.

  71. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 10:30 am

    And the magic number is now one.

  72. kev-1 April 9, 2012 10:34 am

    By snarky comments do you mean like calling people “inbred, too touchy, and just plain wrong?”

    Takes two (or apparently much more) to tango.

    I am glad I am not involved in the little spat that has dominated this blog over the past few days, but I must comment that it is nearing the top of the ridiculous meter. It has interfered with otherwise good football commentary.

  73. homey ℞ April 9, 2012 10:34 am

    Holy backpedal Batman!

  74. haka April 9, 2012 10:35 am

    snarky…i resemble that remark…but not inbred!

  75. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 10:37 am

    So when’s Uyehara showing up?

  76. A-TEAM April 9, 2012 10:42 am

    #41 His name is pronounced BUBBA POH-OO-EH-OO LUNA.

  77. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 10:42 am

    I’m a terrible person for asking people on a football blog to attend a football practice to help AUW.

  78. homey โ„ž April 9, 2012 10:42 am

    Lanaiboy – You should hook up with Steve since he almost never misses a home game too. Plus you both share identical views.

  79. kev-1 April 9, 2012 10:48 am

    Actually ST, you have come up with a rather clever solution. Just the spat itself is a bit tired.

  80. krump1_AKA_protector April 9, 2012 10:48 am

    So I take it that someONE, if not some persona, ain’t gonna show? Rats, if I wasn’t running a fever, I’d be there!

  81. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 10:51 am

    Did I miss the part where he can’t show up?

  82. Kekoa April 9, 2012 10:52 am

    Re: #73

    Man Up…boy! We didn’t start this dispute, but we are looking for closure with class.

    In typical Tsaiko fashion, it will benefit a worthy charity.

    That’s how we roll. Our blog archives have many examples over the years. What other sports blog can say that?

  83. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 10:53 am


    I was just trying to help. I’m still looking forward to seeing Uyehara and Ariyoshi.

  84. duffer April 9, 2012 11:00 am

    I’d rather see Liz Chun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. duffer April 9, 2012 11:01 am

    Oh and 1st!

  86. kev-1 April 9, 2012 11:02 am

    +1 duffer

  87. krump1_AKA_protector April 9, 2012 11:02 am

    ST, I guess you’re right…it is possible he/she might show up. It’s just that a farewell comment like that didn’t strike me as also expressing a “…but I’ll be there today to clear this up” type of attitude. Quite the contrary, but never say never?

  88. kev-1 April 9, 2012 11:02 am

    no disrespect Mr. Uyehara

  89. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 11:08 am

    If Ricketts wins, maybe the Softball program can hit up Lowes for some kind of additional sponsorship? Like Lowes buys the Women’s Softball Team more Wood!…

    DPK!.. new handle for you.. Disturbing the Peace Kid…

  90. SteveM April 9, 2012 11:15 am


    April 9th, 2012 at 8:23 am


    Re #23 – Be careful of what you wish for.

    STEVEM: When do you go dancing again? ๐Ÿ™‚ (Take care of yourself).

    Thanks Tom! Not dancing until Saturday night, April 21 on the local Hawaii cruise. ๐Ÿ˜

    I’ll toss this out since we probably have quite a few lurkers today… Any lurkers out there sailing on the Pride of America on April 21? If so, let me know. I’ll buy you lunch–errr, a soft drink, anyway since the fuud’s free.

  91. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 11:18 am


    I’m trying to be fair about this.

    That’s why I propose everything to be out in the open.

    Somebody promised to deliver Uyehara and Ariyoshi. Somebody came up with those names on his own. At the minimum, somebody needs to deliver on that.

  92. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 11:19 am

    By the way, back to football.

    We’ve wasted enough time on somebody who’s not worthy of this attention or space. He’s not interesting, entertaining or informative.

  93. Bryson April 9, 2012 11:25 am

    Stephen thanks for the subliminal on your favorite players name…So how go’s the recruiting for this linebacker who likes the #36?…Is he a in state or out of state prospect who currently wears the number in HS or JC?

  94. cheepono April 9, 2012 11:26 am

    ^ the LB is benny fonua

  95. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 11:32 am

    It certainly will be interesting to see what our Warrior line-up will be like in three years. How many from Hawaii.. how many of them starters.

  96. whitey April 9, 2012 11:50 am

    Bubba, you da man!!!

  97. al April 9, 2012 12:02 pm

    lanaiboy…i bet you went to the library to borrow their computer and posted from there.

    snark, snark, snark.

  98. al April 9, 2012 12:04 pm

    goes to every home softball game…wait, maybe ralphie is lanaiboy.

    well, he is from lanai.

  99. koakane April 9, 2012 12:04 pm

    dare to say 100

  100. koakane April 9, 2012 12:04 pm


  101. al April 9, 2012 12:06 pm

    well, success has been achieved then. if lanaiboy is out of here, forever, then that is a moderate amount of victory.

    although, come tomorrow he could resurface with another name.

  102. cameron April 9, 2012 12:06 pm

    #41, it is poe-way-you. im his brother haha

  103. koakane April 9, 2012 12:07 pm

    al dats brutal ralphie we all know is grumphy from snow white bwhaaaaa

    jk guy luv you more than my luggage

  104. rage777 April 9, 2012 12:11 pm

    Article on LA Times with former Rainbow Phil Handy talking about some of the Lakers. There is video of him also, which I can’t view from work.,0,3387754.story

  105. Steve April 9, 2012 12:23 pm

    Lanaiboy, you should post your comments on Cindy’s blog, there is no favoritism there. You can say, what you feel.

  106. d1shima April 9, 2012 12:24 pm

    WTH is “luggage love”? ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  107. Bigislandkurt April 9, 2012 12:24 pm

    Aloha Kekoa!

    Sorry I missed you yesterday!

    Little ones are well. Daughter is now an official big sister. Starting school this fall. Some fast.

    My son is now 6 months, and I’m already proud of his football prowess. Got a lil warrior in the making. Good hips and flexibility. I can’t judge his footwork just yet….he not walking. ๐Ÿ™‚ His “punch” got me thinking O line.

    Blessings to you and your Ohana.

    Happy day my friends!


  108. Steve April 9, 2012 12:24 pm

    Lanaiboy, oh also, you do not have to go up against these hypocritical gangsters, ST, and his gang of Tsaikos.

  109. Steve April 9, 2012 12:25 pm

    That goes for you to, jkjones, should start posting your comments on Cindy’s blog.

  110. PowderPuff April 9, 2012 12:26 pm

    re #96 – whitey, agree 100%. Bubba is DA MAN. I just loved today’s Star-Advertiser sports headline…so awesome!

    YES, back to football, I just heard that Steve Uyehara will be one of the hosts for “An Evening with Coach Chow – Let’s Do This Together,” a live broadcast next Wednesday, April 18…simulcast on KFVE and OC12 from 7 to 10 p.m. Chris Tanaka and Mike Cherry are the other hosts…it’s a program put on by and for the Na Koa Football Club.

  111. Da Punchbowl Kid April 9, 2012 12:28 pm

    Hope it don’t rain. Was lookin’ forward to goin to practice today.

  112. HawaiiMongoose April 9, 2012 12:28 pm

    Karl Benson has said the Sun Belt’s goal is to expand to 12 members for football, set up divisions and institute a conference championship game. Adding Georgia State gets the conference to 11. However North Texas and Florida International are likely to jump to the MWC-CUSA alliance, which will drop the Sun Belt to 9.

    At that point other potential Sun Belt additions (if the alliance doesn’t take them) include Louisiana Tech, UTSA, Texas State and New Mexico State, all of which are anxious to depart the crumbling WAC. UH was very fortunate to escape the WAC when it did, even at the price of paying travel subsidies to the MWC.

  113. rage777 April 9, 2012 12:31 pm

    73.homey โ„ž:

    April 9th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Holy backpedal Batman!

    Maybe Lanaiboy was a DB.

  114. d1shima April 9, 2012 12:32 pm

    By the way, back to football.

    We’ve wasted enough time on somebody who’s not worthy of this attention or space. He’s not interesting, entertaining or informative.

    Great! Early implementation of Phase 2…ignore the troll!

  115. d1shima April 9, 2012 12:33 pm

    Looking forward to checking out the progress this afternoon!

  116. d1shima April 9, 2012 12:35 pm


    sounds like a great program

  117. kawika49 April 9, 2012 12:35 pm

    One is a lonely number.

  118. d1shima April 9, 2012 12:37 pm


    No worry about da ‘ua. Come early…I treat you to some Froyo! ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. d1shima April 9, 2012 12:37 pm

    ….you, too, Jojo. (TFTI insurance ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  120. PowderPuff April 9, 2012 12:45 pm

    Thanks, d1. They’ll be soliciting fan questions for the coaches too…and they plan to use as many fan questions as possible on air that night. If I heard correctly, I believe ALL of the UH football coaches will be in studio that night. They’ll also be at the Na Koa Golf Tournament tomorrow too – in fact, a few are playing. Exciting next 2 weeks for Na Koa/UH Football – then off to Maui on the 21st.

  121. Da Punchbowl Kid April 9, 2012 12:50 pm

    Froyo on a day like today? U tooooo kind d-1! ๐Ÿ˜†

    Da prollem is I gotta pick up Sweety if get rain li’ dat!

  122. d1shima April 9, 2012 12:50 pm


    I would invite you for Froyo, too but people who drive “I tah-lin’ ya” kine sedans no need free yogurt from me! ๐Ÿ˜†

  123. Da Punchbowl Kid April 9, 2012 12:50 pm

    Wut troll?

  124. d1shima April 9, 2012 12:52 pm


  125. PowderPuff April 9, 2012 12:53 pm

    HAHA, d1! It’s okay…we’re game for Froyo, but no need buy ours. ๐Ÿ™‚ What a thrill…I didn’t want to test the 0-to-60 on that one, but the engine sounded gooooood!

  126. d1shima April 9, 2012 12:56 pm

    Interesting discussions on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show today related to the possibilities of lawsuits in football for misconduct leading to concussions.

    It is broadcast on the air here starting at 3pm on the Salem station. It starts in the first hour and he has extended it into the 2nd hour

  127. Kevin April 9, 2012 1:06 pm

    #15/19 Hawaii Softball RPI moves UP one spot from 11 to #10 this week!!!

    More business to handle in conference though, but the effort and hard work displayed on the road over the course of 13 days amassing a record of 6-1 pays off!!!

  128. whitey April 9, 2012 1:06 pm

    d1, remember the concussion you got wen you neva listen. hahahahahaaa

  129. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 1:07 pm

    Well, that’s that.

    Everyone can come out now.

    Skies our blue again.

    I expect Brew to report for duty.

  130. whitey April 9, 2012 1:07 pm

    kevin, just out of curiosity, will byu’s rpi move up so the wahines can move higher?

  131. whitey April 9, 2012 1:09 pm

    cindy, my best to you on your “new” gang of three.

  132. d1shima April 9, 2012 1:09 pm


    Oh yeah. You right.

    ….what you said again?


  133. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 1:11 pm

    It’s nice to get back to intelligent, informative and entertaining dialogue.

  134. whitey April 9, 2012 1:12 pm

    d1, wunda if we can file for medical hardship on our pension from social security due to childhood concussion by unknown causes.

  135. LizKauai April 9, 2012 1:12 pm

    Skies weren’t blue?

    Hi Brew!

  136. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 1:13 pm

    It’s been a long week.

    Many things have happened.

    Again, thanks everyone.

    I appreciate it.

  137. whitey April 9, 2012 1:13 pm

    ST, remind me to get you sum chocolate mochi next week at the scrimmage.

  138. LizKauai April 9, 2012 1:14 pm

    Speaking of fffff, chicken feet get planny bones!!!

  139. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 1:15 pm

    Hey, Liz, I’m trying to sing zip-a-dee-do-dah.

  140. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 1:16 pm

    Hey, that’s right. We’re going to Maui.

  141. Kevin April 9, 2012 1:17 pm


    BYU’s RPI did move up from 40 something previously following two road losses at Fresno to #30 this week by just playing us and splitting the double-header.

    Our RPI moved up one due to beating Utah and BYU on the road, sweeping NMSU was factored into our previous RPI of 11. Utah had an RPI in the low 60s and BYU had an RPI in the low 40s.

  142. Ralph April 9, 2012 1:17 pm

    Whitey, BYU is ranked 30th in the RPI, that helped us by splitting away from home. Unfortunately, Fresno is 7-1 and we are 6-2 with both teams losing a game due to cancellation-in climate weather.

  143. Kevin April 9, 2012 1:18 pm

    Other WAC Softball RPI as follows:

    #15/19 HAWAII 10

    BYU 30

    Fresno State 56

    NMSU 88

    SJSU 99

    UNR 163

    LaTech 164

    Utah State 187

  144. Kevin April 9, 2012 1:19 pm

    The WAC regular season title is truly now in our hands.

    Fresno State got BYU out of the way and so did we. I cannot see Fresno State losing a single WAC game in any series up until we meet on April 27th and twice on April 28th to CLOSE the WAC regular season at home at the RWSS.

  145. Ralph April 9, 2012 1:19 pm

    NCAA RPI for this week

  146. LizKauai April 9, 2012 1:21 pm

    Just went back and skimmed over yesterday’s blog… sheesh… what happened to ignore the troll(s)?

  147. whitey April 9, 2012 1:25 pm

    Kevin and Ralph, thanks for the info. The Rainbow Wahines are looking good and it is going to be fun at the end of the month. Go Softbows!!!!

  148. whitey April 9, 2012 1:26 pm

    LizK, what trolls??? hahahahahahaaaa

  149. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 1:29 pm

    Sometimes you spray.

    Smetimes you use the slippah.

    Best way is to turn on the light.

  150. whitey April 9, 2012 1:31 pm

    on 2013 and beyond, i am truly impressed with da warrior’s coaches as they are willing to recruits players irregardless of their status. Go Warriors!!!!

  151. Da Punchbowl Kid April 9, 2012 1:31 pm

    Liz –

    Put it this way…


  152. al April 9, 2012 1:33 pm

    a tsaiko engages in “conversation with others”.

    a psycho engages in “conversation with himself”.

  153. al April 9, 2012 1:34 pm

    we’re halfway to our goal…that of recruiting at least 8 of the top local boys per year.

  154. kifi April 9, 2012 1:34 pm

    Whew, what a long weekend. Been gone all weekend, and heard that I missed a few things on the blog.

    Glad we got a few new commits, Falemalu and Tua’au. Welcome guys.

    Also congrats to Mike Andrade on becoming a Warrior? Awesome.

    Other than that, anything else “good” happened on the blog?

  155. whitey April 9, 2012 1:35 pm

    and there went the korean drama for this afternoon. dang.

  156. al April 9, 2012 1:36 pm

    kifi…you missed it. we all went to camellia and koakane treated.

  157. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 1:37 pm

    LizK, It was just some spring cleaning that needed to be done,and now the sun is out again!

  158. whitey April 9, 2012 1:38 pm

    dpk, but if it was the chicken, i can stand it.

  159. kifi April 9, 2012 1:39 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    April 9th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    It’s nice to get back to intelligent, informative and entertaining dialogue.

    Auwe, no meet da minimum requirements. Bye gang.

  160. kifi April 9, 2012 1:40 pm


    April 9th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    kifi…you missed it. we all went to camellia and koakane treated.

    Fat chance of that ever happening again.

  161. kev-1 April 9, 2012 1:40 pm

    I am pretty sure that I have read that the #1 rated OL (@ guard) prospect in the nation out of SLS has attended practice (or at least observed) on multiple occasions. Would you guys in the know characterize this as “significant interest” or just checking it out?

  162. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 1:41 pm

    By the way al,

    I got some awesome ham slices for the sammiches I am going to make for lunch this week

  163. whitey April 9, 2012 1:42 pm

    neighbor going to the city that neva sleeps and hope he makes sum mean kala. hope it is not the fish.

  164. Kevin April 9, 2012 1:46 pm


    April 9th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Kevin and Ralph, thanks for the info. The Rainbow Wahines are looking good and it is going to be fun at the end of the month. Go Softbows!!!!

    Fun? Yeah ok.. fun for you and everyone else…

    More stress… HA!!! ๐Ÿ˜†

  165. homey โ„ž April 9, 2012 1:49 pm

    Turn on the lights and the termites and moths come out.

  166. al April 9, 2012 1:49 pm

    kaimuki kid…i got all kinds of cheese in the refer.

    swiss, jack, amer, ched, and brown mustard.

  167. LizKauai April 9, 2012 1:50 pm

    Aha… DPK… got it.

    Speaking of DPK… my nephew is a CPK manager in Portland and is up for Manager of the Year… Exciting times for my ohana. He’s also the one who hosted my grandson’s first birthday party – the one where AG came with his family a week before the NFL draft! Nephew is getting married in August and that will be my stop before the UH game at USC on 9/1.


  168. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 1:50 pm

    Ok sorry, this is completely off topic but the Orlando Magic are up by 21 WITHOUT Dwight Howard at Half-Time! Stan Van Gundy is a great NBA coach…

  169. Kevin April 9, 2012 1:53 pm

    homey โ„ž:

    April 9th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Turn on the lights and the termites and moths come out.

    All else fails… burn the house down once and for all.

  170. al April 9, 2012 1:54 pm

    kaimuki kid…you got style. ham shanks are the best part of any smoked porker.

    same goes for the lamb shank, beef shank. looks like i’ll have to stop by the market and pick out some shank. i like em boiled with cabbage and brussel sprouts.

    …and has anyone called you “bulldog boy”. keep that one under your hat in case you want to go multiple like you know who’s.

  171. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 1:57 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos everywhere.


    dat comment about San Diego… real subtle. ๐Ÿ˜€

    gotta be a real slow student fo not figure dat one out.

    unfortunately, i figa dat one wen fly ova brudda’s head.

    in odda words, i no you know already.

    but ho, me, i stay home, on da computah, waitin fo da

    minute by minute shebang, shebang.


  172. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 2:00 pm


    Ok I guess I’m a little slow, haha can you fill me in on what he meant by that?

  173. homey โ„ž April 9, 2012 2:01 pm

    al – Best part of a smoked porker is the belly.

  174. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 2:02 pm


    Dude, why are you on here if all you’re gonna do is bash the people that comment here? Just be quiet, show up to practice later with your “friends” and prove us all wrong…

  175. jm2375 April 9, 2012 2:03 pm

    Kaimuki Kid and al-san – I see your ham and raise you one. Splurged for a 10# piece of Serrano ham. Costco online. No shipping to Hawaii, so had to have it shipped to nephew’s place and my sis brought it home for us. Waiting till *after* we finish the Easter ham to indulge. ๐Ÿ˜€

  176. jm2375 April 9, 2012 2:07 pm

    Steve – for once and for all, if you don’t like it, no one is forcing you to be here. Do all of us a favor and LEAVE.

  177. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 2:11 pm

    Steve is becoming the Aubrey O’Day of this blog…

  178. LizKauai April 9, 2012 2:16 pm

    Tsai-ko = one who posts on The Warrior Beat blog; lurks on the blog and shows up at a KK, CC or TG; has a an official Tsai-ko badge.

    We are all Tsai-kos here.

  179. LizKauai April 9, 2012 2:17 pm

    Troll= one who uses other peoples blogs to draw attention to themselves in a negative way.

  180. square April 9, 2012 2:20 pm

    good site!! You could start many more. I love all the info offered. I will stay tuned.

  181. Bowwar April 9, 2012 2:23 pm

    Is the UH softball team known as the Warriors or Bows? Just wondering, as we still don’t have an unified name for UH teams.

  182. Kevin April 9, 2012 2:26 pm

    Oops.. Forgot to add, with regards to the RPI concerns, Utah State is the worst, but we face the Aggies up in Logan, UTโ€ฆ an obvious road game.

    Last season I thought instantly that a low RPI team will hurt yours even if you win or sweep the seriesโ€ฆ well. Utah State’s RPI is NOT as bad as SJSU was at the end of last season as the Spartans were sub 200s. We swept them and our RPI moved up three spotsโ€ฆ because it was a road victory.

    Our RPI shouldn’t experience much damage when playing Nevada and Utah State on the road. Our RPI could see a dent in it after this weekend though against LaTech here at home.

  183. Ralph April 9, 2012 2:27 pm

    while we all await the post game meeting and its resolution we can pass the time by voting for Stephanie Ricketts. Stanford and Cal are sending out their tweets for their nominee, let’s do it Hawaii, vote again for Stephanie…

  184. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 2:27 pm

    warrior ny 173. see 52, 58. 2+2 = bingo.


  185. kev-1 April 9, 2012 2:27 pm

    Come on already man! I don’t know if I am considered a Tsaiko or not (I guess it depends on who’s defining it), but I enjoy reading and posting. I have had disagreements with some at times and have shared laughs with the same people at other times. I would agree that sometimes opinions clash and it can get a bit heavy and seemingly biased sometimes. But really, we all have our biases. Especially when we have an opinion counter to another persons. Some are more accepting and honest about it than others. But really, who cares?

    If I hated it I wouldn’t read or post here. I am grateful for the forum to at least type my thoughts, as I am the lone sports fan in my house.

    If you can’t stand it, then don’t engage in it.

  186. Da Punchbowl Kid April 9, 2012 2:28 pm

    WarriorNY –

    That remark was unfair and very demeaning… to Aubrey O’Day! ๐Ÿ˜†

    jmxxxx –


  187. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 2:30 pm

    Lanai Boy Ralph,

    howzit bro. ๐Ÿ˜€

    you can blame Al. ๐Ÿ˜›

  188. Kevin April 9, 2012 2:30 pm


    ALL women’s programs are Rainbow Wahine, as evidenced by the UH media guides, what they offically referred to at home and on the road by other commentators.

    “Rainbow Wahine” is officially recognized by all UH head coaches of all women’s programs as well as the student-athletes and prospects. It is also the only official nickname recognized by the conferences the programs compete in and the NCAA in general.

    Occasionally “Na Wahine” is a secondary term used by locals. “Na” to pluralize “wahine” as in group of women.

    Currently only the female sports have the uniformed nickname as it is the men sports that are all over the place.

    Warriors: football, volleyball, tennis, and golf and swimming… I think.

    Rainbow Warriors: basketball

    Rainbows: baseball

  189. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 2:31 pm

    O’day is annoying but at least she’s smart.

  190. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 2:37 pm

    I must admit. Talking about Bubba and him giving da shirt offn his back, dat was total class. ๐Ÿ˜€ cost him his pride. ๐Ÿ˜€ and da visuals of himn Taaua bashin peeps up, i lovn da visuals.


    c’mon man. ST is giving you chance fo go face 2 face so you can make peace an start a clean slate. you keep baitin da smart peeps around here. brudda, you no mo chance. cuz you dealin wit sum mean mean mean peeps. da are udders around here who’re not pretty boy like moo-ah (das french fo A$$ kickn mudda) wit a 6pack bellybutton.


    last chance fo say you sorry, bro.

  191. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 2:40 pm


    i’m gonna take a powernap so i can be in full on Tsaiko mode come 5 pm. ๐Ÿ˜€

  192. Bulla April 9, 2012 2:45 pm

    what time is practice? i gotta roll to OCCC and share the Good News, but maybe I could wait awhile and take a visitor with me and check him in….. perjury, lying under oath…well, if ST is the Judge he’d make the call, haha.

    have a great afternoon, always entertaining and never a dull moment ๐Ÿ™‚

  193. RedZone April 9, 2012 2:57 pm

    blog went cryptic. need new decoder ring. hope to see more info on sports. no mo team without team players. need more team players like Bubba.

  194. RedZone April 9, 2012 3:00 pm

    Coach Trap on 1420 right now.

  195. sjmacro April 9, 2012 3:01 pm

    Eh BHF2, Bulla and all Tsaikos: It’s the real me:) hiflyer wants me to relay that practice is at Ching field. might make it there later.–sj

  196. Haleakala April 9, 2012 3:05 pm

    I don’t understand why we (the real Warrior Beaters (or Tsaiko’s) don’t just ignore KNOWN Trolls who post negative comments just to get the indignant responses that they live for. It will make them very unhappy if no one responds to their posting.

    I SAY JUST IGNORE THEM TOTALLY and everybody will be okay except for him (them).

  197. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 3:07 pm


    LOL.. Too funny..

  198. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 3:08 pm

    jmxxxx noted on your ham purchase, but I still like the fact that the Safeway ham shank put me back $10 and change for abunch of ahm slices for sandwiches and big old shank bone to make some PB soup…num, num, num smcking my lips

  199. jm2375 April 9, 2012 3:09 pm

    crickets from the 3 trolls

  200. jkjones April 9, 2012 3:10 pm

    steve, i do read cindy’s blog–she is informative and for the most part–her bloggers are well informed and know the game.

    btw, i have been preoccupied with personal stuff and business during the easter period.

    I will be contacting Mr Tsai in short order bc i stressed anonimity, NOT a public roll out.

    This is for the record, I have neverr met Lanaiboy or Steve nor do I use those names for sockpuppet purposes. I have used different names in the past over the last 7 years and never at the same time with few exceptions do to inadvertent mistake, not design.

    I used different names bc i drifted away came back and didnt want to make a splash.

    I have always tried to be consistent in my views–which is essentially–Rome before the emperor.

    No one is sacred unless they earn merit.

    I dont care to be known and feel comfortable with anonimity.

    It will remain that way.

    I have no clue why I have been linked to either Steve or lanaiboy other than we share individuality in opinion. It’s hilarious and a red herring narative. usually, i would remain quiet, but i dont like gang banging tactics. Either on my behalf or to quash another’s opinion, unless it is supported with some structure of reason. keep it pono.

  201. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 3:11 pm

    ham fat fingers sheesh…

  202. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 3:11 pm


    You’re right. I guess we just get caught up in it after so much. How are you btw? Tell the Mrs. I say hello…

  203. kawika49 April 9, 2012 3:15 pm

    everyone needs a steve; otherwise, no can kukai.

  204. jm2375 April 9, 2012 3:16 pm

    Kaimuki Kid – ever had Serrano ham? possibly THE best cured meat on the planet. No need for condiments. Just put some thin slices on top of some good french bread and enjoy. Every time we go to Spain, we buy one and share it with our friends who take care of us.

  205. bb April 9, 2012 3:17 pm

    Oh man. Here we go.

    Since I am just a lurker Ill let everybody know i am a Rozitis fan boy.

  206. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 3:17 pm

    So somone who instigated the bet of $200 is now braking and backing up stating anonimity??? Typical….

  207. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 3:18 pm

    fat fingers again (someone)

  208. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 3:21 pm

    jmxxxx No will have to try it oneday soon…sounds yummy!

  209. kawika49 April 9, 2012 3:25 pm

    #208 spread some somone on that.

  210. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 3:27 pm


    The effort that you’re expending trying to make us believe you makes me believe you less. If someone was accusing me of the same thing, I’d be like WTH? You guys are idiots… And not give one second of time trying to defend myself…

  211. Haleakala April 9, 2012 3:29 pm


    We’re all doing good here on Maui. BTW, Alma was cleaning out some things a week ago and found a coffee cup given to her by your Mom. It has dolphins on it. She was surprised and happy to find it.

  212. PowderPuff April 9, 2012 3:31 pm

    Care to send your representative, “Mr. What I Need Most Now is Anonymity”?

    # jkjones:

    April 7th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    stretch–put your money where your big mouth speaks–$200 we are not the same blogger.

    anything else, wise or otherwise.

  213. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 3:31 pm

    btw, jkjones…

    You and Steve are among the very few that does same thing in every post… You both start every post by saying…

    “Username, blahblahblahblah”

  214. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 3:33 pm


    That’s just amazing.

  215. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 9, 2012 3:34 pm

    Blog Host was right. The speakers sound much better

  216. whitey April 9, 2012 3:35 pm

    tick, tock, tick, tock. kinda reminds me of one flew over the cukoo nest. tick, tock.

  217. PowderPuff April 9, 2012 3:40 pm

    re #214 – there are other similarities including grammatical goofs that are easily identifiable. If you want anonymity, at least cover your tracks.

  218. Haleakala April 9, 2012 3:42 pm

    It is amazing that she remembers those things. She can recall which of her students gave her a little gift like a Christmas tree ornament from 30 years ago. I can’t even remember who gave me the shirt I wear from this past Christmas.

  219. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 3:44 pm

    So.. is it going to be worth my spending $18 on gas and parking to show up today? What’s traffic like, today, anyway?

  220. WarriorNY April 9, 2012 3:45 pm


    Hahaha… It’s not only that, you’re whole family remembers all of my family after 30 years. That’s just mind boggling. I told my brother about it and he remembers your Mrs. very well as well.

  221. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 3:52 pm

    some people just like sound of their own voice (thoughts). I will choose to ignore the troll… Sticks and Stones. I didn’t make a bet…or make “a” for the day…Typical

  222. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 9, 2012 3:52 pm

    Naughty naughty

  223. koakane April 9, 2012 3:53 pm

    the cc lunch Al called was so ono sorry not to many showed

    oh forgot by invitation only excuse and disregard

  224. Kevin April 9, 2012 3:54 pm


    Due to the Dalai Lama’s public appearance at the Stan Sheriff Center this Saturday, please be advised that access to the softball stadium will NOT be effected by security measures. However, parking space will be limited as they have sold approximately 9,000 tickets for the Dalai Lama’s event. Parking for Friday’s night’s single game against LaTech is uneffected.

    The double header against LaTech starts at 2pm which nearly over-laps with the end of the Dalai Lama’s event and those leaving the parking structure. Please make appropriate plans to arrive early to find parking. Currently UH athletic administration is coordinating other alternatives with the UH parking office.

    Tomorrow, UH athletics will have more details regarding other alternative spots for parking.

  225. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 3:54 pm

    Chow doesn’t drink java… tea or alcohol…

  226. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 3:55 pm

    koakane.. I missed another CC ? I was working my butt off this morning trying to clear my afternoon slate. but it doesn’t look like all parties are going to show up on the grass field after all.

  227. kifi April 9, 2012 3:59 pm


    April 9th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    the cc lunch Al called was so ono sorry not to many showed

    oh forgot by invitation only excuse and disregard


  228. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 4:03 pm


    i used to like to read your stuff. most of the time. i never thought that you and Steve were the same person.

    now i am wondering.

    so if you and Steve are not the same person, and you called out Stretch and put a wager on it, and if you and Steve are not the same person, then if my integrity was at stake, as now you and Steve’s integrity are at stake, i’d show up in person, with or without Uncle George and Uyehara backing up Steve.

    I’d be there backing up myself. i mean, if you’re not Steve, I’d be showing up to show I’m not Steve, so poke your eye to the rest of the bloggers who say you two are one and the same.

    you got 30 minutes, bro. go safe yourself. its worth it to me for you to saveyour credibility. you had some pretty good posts. I’d like to believe in you.

    if not, at least, you owe Stretch an apology.

    dea, my opinion and i’m sticking to it.

  229. whitey April 9, 2012 4:04 pm

    tick, tock, tick, tock.

  230. Moocher April 9, 2012 4:05 pm

    This is funny-this whole meet up thing…..

    it’s like a couple who met on the Internet and chat. They are comfortable with ONLY chat because they can be whoever they want to be, say what they want to say. However, when it comes time to meet, the guy who is 5-6 300lbs. and said he is 6-2 220 always seems to not want to show.

    But the guy who was truthful all the way-or close to it at least, he will gladly show up to meet his Internet chat sweetheart for the first time.

    Anyways, one rule of thumb with the Internet, when a person likes to yak yak yak and all of a sudden puts on the brakes or puts up a wall built of “excuse bricks” when it is time for things to cross-over from cyber to realworld, you can be 100% sure that person has a lot more to hide then was ever truthful. The only excuse is if perhaps maybe this person is really a 12 year old little girl and was told not to meet strangers from the Internet………

  231. koakane April 9, 2012 4:05 pm

    kifi next cc Imua’s Friday for Merry Monarch…you can

  232. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 4:07 pm


    My wife and I met online back in 1998… or was it 1997?

  233. Moocher April 9, 2012 4:08 pm


    so did my wife and i too ๐Ÿ™‚

    so that makes us two reasonably honest men ๐Ÿ™‚

  234. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 4:10 pm


    Yep, with two VERY Tolerant and accepting wives!

  235. whitey April 9, 2012 4:13 pm

    bhf2, you one smoozer, but also one good paddler (i hope). ahahahhahahhaa

  236. whitey April 9, 2012 4:14 pm

    tick, tock, tick, tock and the clock still moving.

  237. whitey April 9, 2012 4:15 pm

    irregardless, AUW is going to be da winnah.

  238. Moocher April 9, 2012 4:18 pm


    Makes no difference how an argument starts-it matters how it ends and I would think 99.9% of people would take an opportunity to clear their name-especially such an easy one as this.


    Tolerant is the word my man but I’m happy for you and the mrs.

  239. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 4:21 pm


    Same to you.. We were 12,000 miles apart.. we weren’t going to meet any other way.

  240. jkjones April 9, 2012 4:22 pm

    moocher. thanks for your reasoned definition. however, you miss the point by 99.9%. im not trying to clear my name. my name is good. that is your biased interpretattion. stretch made the accusation and he has the burden of proof. hope you can follow the logic.

  241. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 4:26 pm


    But you called the bet. You asked for the wager. You should be there.

  242. bb April 9, 2012 4:26 pm

    I hope whomever, whatever, sockpuppet summit happens this afternoon.

    The only reason being is that sooner or later someone is going to deal with the nonsense some other way. And Im talking of the 5 fingers 1 fist type of donation.

  243. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 4:26 pm


    the proper noun is schmuzer. ๐Ÿ˜†


    now you got me more confused den ever.

    not cuz you know my cuz,

    an not cuz we worked togedda long time ago, maybe HawTelCo

    or ODC or Barking Sands or prosecutors or public defenders,

    or you tinkin i’m not part of any gang bang,

    but…. ALL DA MORE REASON fo you to show your face,

    save yourself, forget about doing this for anybody else but jkjones

    you’d get my respect.

    i vaguely remember having this kinda conversation last year.

    maybe was you, maybe not. i no really care. all i care about is

    nice people feeling good about themselves. and da nice people

    i really like are here in the blog. come rain or shine, i can always

    count on a coupla Tsaikos going off, making me feel great.

    take care of yourself, sir. my issue is not with you. my issue

    is man Steve taking away from us talking

    about what a mean mudda Tuaau is, or dat Coach Chow is doing

    great great great. and dragging you into this. and dragging

    George Ariyoshi into this. And Uyehara. And Gennaula.

    I’da really gone apecrap if he’d dragged Liz Chun into dis one.

    I mean, da Fab.

    but da real point is: whitey is right. tick tock tick tock.

  244. Haleakala April 9, 2012 4:29 pm


    That’s a real love story to get together though you were 12000 miles apart. And you and your wife met all before all these internet dating sites that exist today. But still thanks to the intnet you are together today. That is nice.

  245. Haleakala April 9, 2012 4:31 pm

    Congratulations also to Moocher. I guess distance doesn’t matter when it comes to love.

  246. PowderPuff April 9, 2012 4:31 pm

    Where’s Steve? No gives a rip about irrelevance more than you.

  247. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 4:33 pm


    I count my blessing each and every day. She got me out of a 4 year depression/funk that followed a divorce which led to my loss of my business and visa in Japan. Life is good again. Now, if only gas was cheaper and I could afford to drive to UH, eh?

    Back then we only had one connection to the internet, it was called Compuserve.

  248. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 4:36 pm

    hoping ST can post from his phone and bring us da latest bean count.

    i not sure about da IP this and the IP that, but i know this much. i use 3 computers to post on Warrior Beat. one here at home in my user name, one here on da wife’s user name, and one at my friend’s office in town. his comuter, but i log in with my email and my same blog name, bighilofan2. at some past time it was bighilohuhu, but mostly it was bighilofan2.

    so i hope that jkjones shows today, because “Steve” really irritated people, including muah (da french guy) as he has shown lack of …. uh…. ummm… judgment to da point of being a distraction…. on dis blog dat is supposed to be a fun spot for Warrior fans and supporters.

  249. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 4:39 pm


    there are threads on Facebook regarding it all, too.. too sad, really. Why can’t we all discuss things civilly without resorting to name calling or other personal insults, eh?

  250. Haleakala April 9, 2012 4:40 pm


    That’s just great that you found someone who you can trust and love. I recall compuserve. It was just basic text with no niceties. I didn’t know that it had blog sites where you could meet and talk to other people. n The internet has sure developed since then.

  251. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 4:42 pm

    okay. my computer says 5pm. may be real time is slow. ๐Ÿ˜›

  252. Slugger April 9, 2012 4:42 pm

    sj-macro, might see you…I missed da bank hrs but I don’t have a mtg til 530.

    Good man day Bubba!

    Is Duke Bulowski still on the roster?

  253. Slugger April 9, 2012 4:43 pm

    Ops Bukowski

  254. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 4:43 pm

    25 minutes and ticking…

  255. Slugger April 9, 2012 4:43 pm

    Hate autocorrect

  256. Kevin April 9, 2012 4:47 pm

    Fresno State softball is really making my head itchyโ€ฆ I keep scratching it all the time.

    FSU took the lead in the conference at 7-1 and we are at 6-2, they lost two games to UNLV at home in Fresno, one they got mercy ruled in, mind you we killed UNLV at UNLV earlier in the year and now they lost in 10 innings to Cal Polyโ€ฆ

    MEANS NOTHINGโ€ฆ anyone who’s anyone knows Fresno State is a different beast EVERYTIME they play us. This loss for them means nothing as they still are a game ahead of us in the WAC standings.

    Don’t be surprised at how well FSU’s Michelle Moses will look. She will be VERY GOOD when we play them. Will be another pitcher’s dual at the least…

  257. whitey April 9, 2012 4:47 pm

    slugger, not sure, but think duke b has to sit one year because of the transfer rule. I could be wrong, but is he not transfering from a d1 school??

  258. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 4:49 pm

    Compuserve was the first in ’97 to introduce a graphical interface for the internet.. they had forums for uploading files and pictures.. Software help forums where you could come and discuss problems with your hardware/software/and other computer related things, as well as programming, which is what I signed up to learn. They also had different forums for corporations providing customer service, and for chatting in many languages. I was a sysop/moderator of all the computer help forums as well as a couple of family chat forums. That was the only way I could afford being online. Free connection for moderators and sysops. My wife, came on because she got hired at a company that did the ISP work for Compuserve. Small world, eh? AOL came along, took may of the ideas, streamlined what they had to offer and offered a flat rate connection. They took away most of Compuserve’s business, bought them out, then let it die.

    Back then, companies didn’t have their own website. I could have bought domain names of so many big companies and sold them back.. stupid me!

    How far the internet has come.

  259. whitey April 9, 2012 4:50 pm

    keving, maybe your brain going too fast and by scratching your head, it calms the brain down. only kidding!!

  260. whitey April 9, 2012 4:51 pm

    kevin, sorry it is kevin, not keving. my pingers got carried away.

  261. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 4:51 pm

    tick tock tick tock

  262. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 4:51 pm


    Fresno has been a good rival in pretty much all sports.

  263. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 4:51 pm

    15 minutes and ticking

  264. Kevin April 9, 2012 4:54 pm


    its the only way I know how to live.

    Besides… sooner than later it will all be over. It seems like the softball season started a month ago and now… there will be NO more home games after this month… and I don’t even wanna think about senior night and for the first time seeing an entire class of players I saw from beginning to end.. closing it out at the RWSS.

    It is what it is… every beginning has an end, but in college sports all ends lead to new beginnings.

  265. whitey April 9, 2012 4:54 pm

    since there has been no post from the honorees, am guessing that they may be on there way to meet ST.

  266. Kevin April 9, 2012 4:56 pm


    April 9th, 2012 at 4:51 pm


    Fresno has been a good rival in pretty much all sports.

    I can’t recall other Fresno programs in other sports as of late having one individual threat like Michelle Moses for their softball program.

    Just because she’s a WAC pitcher, people should understand how good she really is. If not, they will all see and it will be a fight to the finish for sure.

  267. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 4:57 pm

    wait wait wait. gotta go to da fridge, stock up on finger foods..

    waitin with baited breath… to hear pronouns and verbs explaining

    why dis neva happen.

    i’m expecting explanations of sorts…

    and a few kind words from Hon. George, and Uyehara, and Kim.

    maybe even a short on Hawaii News Now.


  268. whitey April 9, 2012 4:57 pm

    kevin, you have done well in supporting the softbows and look forward to you being there for them for a long time. Enjoy the ride and keep going with your enthusiasm for all UH sports.

  269. whitey April 9, 2012 4:58 pm

    ticky, ticky, ticky, and soon BOING!!!!

  270. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 4:59 pm

    10 minutes and ticking

  271. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 5:01 pm

    No Ariyoshi or Uyehara but Reinebold is here.

  272. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:02 pm


    dare you go again, coddling da young ones. ๐Ÿ˜†

    gonna give us men a bad rap.


  273. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 5:05 pm

    When does the next softball ranking come out?

  274. Ralph April 9, 2012 5:05 pm

    is the blog clock off?

  275. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:05 pm


    so… is Reinebold …

    Steve? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Or… is Reinebold waiting for Kim? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Or… is Reinebold going to pick up the check for UAW? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hello Mr. Reinebold.

  276. Ralph April 9, 2012 5:05 pm

    yup, 22 minutes late.

  277. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 5:08 pm

    Yep.. 5:30… the annointed hour…

  278. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 5:08 pm

    Got 5:31 pm on my computer

  279. haka April 9, 2012 5:10 pm

    steve is posting on cindy’s site….but who really cares anymore…lose face da guy.

  280. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 5:12 pm

    Let me guess he is delayed, got a flat tire, took a nap and couldn’t get up, the alarm clock is broken, car wouldn’t start , got caught in traffic….loser

  281. Haleakala April 9, 2012 5:14 pm


    Yes, it is a small world. Your wife must have had good computer skills. you also must have skills to be selected as a sysop moderator.

    It’s always easy to look back and say we should have done this or that and become rich. If it was that easy, we would all bought Apple stock 15 years ago and be millionaires today. However many of us bought real estate 6 or 7 years ago and are poorer today. But that is life. We can learn from our mistakes or by looking at past history. The problem is, the human life is too short to fully benefit from our life experiences.

  282. Kaimuki Kid April 9, 2012 5:14 pm

    The sun is out again and it will be a beautiful sunset this evening back to lurking…

  283. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:15 pm

    did Stretch represent? ๐Ÿ˜€

  284. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:16 pm

    was da fab PP there? ๐Ÿ˜€

  285. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:17 pm

    Did Al show? I wanna know, I really do.

    Did the band stop by? Did RK do a ST interview?

    c’mon gang, there are so many backlines to this story. ๐Ÿ˜€

  286. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:19 pm



    where is Cindy’s site? ๐Ÿ˜€

  287. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 5:19 pm


    Well said. The internet has certainly sped change, though. It’s funnym but I think it might be the one thing that ultimately brings about world peace… or something reasonably close to it. It’s the closest we get to by the people, for the people, of the people.

  288. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:24 pm


    get plenty Cindy, don’t know where i’m supposed to look, not dat i’m all dat niele. ๐Ÿ˜›

  289. haka April 9, 2012 5:24 pm

    bhf2, volleyshots blog

  290. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:24 pm

    ekolu puka puka ๐Ÿ˜€

  291. haka April 9, 2012 5:25 pm

    bhf2, no lie, you get one inspiring mind…eh?

  292. mo808 April 9, 2012 5:28 pm

    Any update from the “meeting”? Just read through blog and looking for a word on you know who….

  293. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:31 pm

    mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. ๐Ÿ˜€

    so i read da blot and i saw you reminded him dat he was running late. and he neva care.

    in writing. a written acknowledgment.

    dat is very uninspiring. ๐Ÿ˜€

    so… Stretch, did you close? ๐Ÿ˜€

  294. tommui April 9, 2012 5:38 pm

    Lot of wind coming out of the valley this afternoon –

    poor ST – must be lonely when he is the one waiting around for people who are no-shows.

  295. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:39 pm


    good news. get one tutorial tomorrow at 8:30 am. the tutorial is to… improve my vocabulary skills. ๐Ÿ˜› my teacher is a self announced (supposed) lesbian. should be interesting. ๐Ÿ˜† the tutorial. ๐Ÿ˜€ you know I gotta show up. :mrgreen:

    plus… she get connections to a nephew… who was a all dis an dat Warrior.

    yep, gonna be inspiring…. ๐Ÿ˜€

    I gonna show Steve dat you don’t run from da challenge. da showdown. you gotta show up. yes sir, you do.

    Steve, how you think my posse gonna think of me if I no show up for da challenge? ๐Ÿ˜€

  296. haka April 9, 2012 5:42 pm

    ride ’em paniolo!

  297. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:47 pm

    Howzit Mr. Mui. Hope life is treating you so well well well!

  298. whitey April 9, 2012 5:48 pm

    bhf2, had sum cereus business to tend to, so couldn’t see wat was happening.

  299. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 5:49 pm


    how’d we grade Coach Chow and crew today? just fabulous? or fabulous fabulous.

  300. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 6:09 pm


    don’t quite know how to respond to dat paniolo comment without splitting da gut. ๐Ÿ˜€

    or shooting myself in da foot. ๐Ÿ˜€


    same o same o

    just waiting for the juror.

  301. ken jones April 9, 2012 6:13 pm

    When it’s available, will you publish the depth chart?

  302. papajoe2 April 9, 2012 6:18 pm

    So any news on the practice today?

  303. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 6:22 pm

    da news is awaiting. da silence is deafening.

  304. whitey April 9, 2012 6:23 pm

    next saturday, da warriors will be on maui. wunda if going be a full contact practice???

  305. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 6:29 pm

    Scoop from Ralph… NO Not about Steve or jkJones..

    follow this link..!/uscwooley

  306. Ralph April 9, 2012 6:29 pm

    Mary Wooley tweeted that she is in Hawaii as a coach, met with the players today and she has a nice office view. She was an assistant at USC for the last 3 seasons, and she is currently writing her Ph.d dissertation in Kinesiology.

    I wonder if she wants to continue coaching once she is awarded her Ph.d, maybe a faculty member at UH while coaching part time in wbb, two positions for the price of one.

  307. SteveM April 9, 2012 6:30 pm

    whitey — have you arranged somewhere for a pre-practice breakfast and after-practice Cattle Call on the 21st yet? Let me know so I can post it in my Tsai-ko events calendar.

  308. Ralph April 9, 2012 6:31 pm

    @USCwooley is her twitter account if you want to follow her

  309. oldtimer808 April 9, 2012 6:35 pm

    Is JKJones and Steve the same person because the comments sure sounds like the same person…wasting my time reading bs

  310. mo808 April 9, 2012 6:38 pm

    Oldtimer808: I think we’ll know for sure once ST pulls back the curtain for the great reveal!

  311. Ralph April 9, 2012 6:40 pm

    bighilo2 check your FB message….

  312. whitey April 9, 2012 6:40 pm

    SteveM, nothin right now. may have something if we know who is coming and what they want to do. By any chance, do you have access to da warrior’s practice time for the 21st?? I think they arriving around 9-10, then prep, but am not sure about what time is actual practice. Should be a very good crowd that day.

  313. whitey April 9, 2012 6:42 pm

    Ralph, Coach Woolsey is one of the new asst???

  314. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 6:46 pm

    Ralph.. I guess she’s going to have to create a new twitter account, eh? 808Woolsey ?

  315. whitey April 9, 2012 6:46 pm

    sorry about that, it is Wooley.

  316. Ralph April 9, 2012 6:48 pm

    whitey, that is what she tweeted, said aloha hawaii, she has a nice view in her office and she got to meet and work out with the players today.

    UH media doesn’t mention it, and I haven’t heard any news that the wbb are in spring training mode. and JD wonders why money generating sports like wbb don’t draw a crowd, well it starts with his office, UHAD, no support in promoting the women or directing media to market and promote the team whenever possible.

  317. whitey April 9, 2012 6:48 pm

    Ralph, it appears Coach Wooley is velly, velly smart, knows the game, but can she recruit??

  318. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 6:48 pm

    Well, it was most uneventful.

    Stretch showed up. He even brought $200, just in case. (I’ll post the picture.)

    It also was nice to see Kapakahi, J-Force, D-1 Shima, Hiflyer, WarriorMojo and Slugger.

    Ariyoshi and Uyehara did not show, mostly because they weren’t invited.

    Oh, and most revealing: Falyn Fonoimoana was at practice.

    So there you have it.

    Blog gets back to normal. I’ll do the clean out when I get home tonight. SMUs will be in place.

  319. SteveM April 9, 2012 6:49 pm

    whitey — last word I got was that the practice will start at 11:00 am. But that info is a few weeks old. ST or PowderPuff can probably verify.

    I would estimate a smaller number of Tsai-kos this year, but it would help if Tsai-kos will post on the blog if they want to attend a pre and post cattle call for your planning purposes.

  320. whitey April 9, 2012 6:51 pm

    Ralph, ok, wen you goin back to lanai?? we wen go apply for mouflon, but won’t know till later.

  321. whitey April 9, 2012 6:53 pm

    whoa, did someone get ST danders up??? First time i eva see him post in all bold lettas.

  322. whitey April 9, 2012 6:54 pm

    SteveM, can either way, walang problema.

  323. Slugger April 9, 2012 6:55 pm

    I would go to Maui, but I gotta go to class on Sat. morning till beginning of May. Hope I can make da Na Wahine games.

    Vote for Stephanie!

  324. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 6:55 pm


    I’m not revisiting 4/7. this blog is playtime. i stayed away from my friends on this blog for almost a year. I’m not getting serious about anything when I am on downtime. playtime. this is downtime, my playtime. I try to be playful when I come onto this blog. its my way of relaxing myself. i got friends here. the Tsaikos treat me well. even when my friends, a Tsaiko, is upset with me because I overstep my play, at least the chastising is done with small kind respect, and good humor, towards me.

    after all, in case you never noticed, I am not perfect. But I try to make light of my minor imperfections. ๐Ÿ˜† my common theme with you all is our love for Warrior football. at least, that should be our common theme.

    i’ve met Stretch. I like Stretch. I’ve never met Steve. from what I have read about Steve, last year the Mafua comments, low class act. If I met you face to face, I might reinvestigate my opinion. obviously you know me. But for now, as I said, this is supposed to be fun. Peace. and remember, all my friends is not all your friends. and vice versa.

    Today for me was fun. I had my cherry coke, my veggie salad, my fishcake, and my computer. Life was good today. And really looking forward to my tutorial tomorrow. Hot times in Hilo. maybe i’ll be helping somebody while i’m getting a tutorial. :mrgreen:

    c’mon ST, help. :mrgreen:

  325. whitey April 9, 2012 6:55 pm

    SteveM, by the way, wen you going be here on maui with the boat??

  326. chawan_cut April 9, 2012 6:56 pm


    the last time the turnout was small for a saturday. reasons said were there were a lot of kid’s soccer/baseball games during the day. will that differ this year? hope the fans show up in force like they did for the wahine vball team. not sure if i can make it this year however.

  327. Ralph April 9, 2012 6:56 pm

    Whitey, living in So Cal, Wooley should know the layout where the top conferences and teams are located, especially the club teams performing in the spring and summer tournaments.

    with both Beeman and Wooley out of So Cal we now have 2 who can recruit the area. She has 2 more coaches to annouce, and a director of operations/personnel staff member. I think someone mentioned that she has coaches lined up but gave each time to think over the offer. Hopefully it is sooner than later, especially if spring practices began this week.

  328. SteveM April 9, 2012 6:59 pm

    yea SMU !!!

    …better get around 8 of them ready. ๐Ÿ˜

  329. whitey April 9, 2012 7:00 pm

    bhf2, put one can red bull in your bag, so in case your maka pio, drink the bull and you going be wide eyed and bushy tail. bushy tail?????? don’t know what it is, but das wat the teachers used to say to us.

  330. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 7:00 pm

    I wrote in bold because my comments get lost among the nonsense.

  331. Kekoa April 9, 2012 7:01 pm

    Still waiting…all we hear is a lot of excuses from the 3 participants. They apparently haven’t make Stretch blink yet.

    Waste time. Good thing I nevah drive in from da Wessai. That’s how they operate, “NO SHOW.”

  332. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 7:02 pm

    I’m sure some think their posts are important, especially expressed with confrontational tones, but, nope, they’re not.

  333. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 7:05 pm

    I don’t care about the bet. I wanted to bring together diverse personalities. I have respect for Stretch. He’s not afraid of the light.

    I wanted to see what would happen with the threat of bringing Ariyoshi and Uyehara. That obviously fizzled, and it’s not surprising that somebody won’t discuss the subject anymore.

    It doesn’t matter. He won’t be discussing anything here anymore.

  334. whitey April 9, 2012 7:11 pm

    chawan, got the feeling that this will be better because lots of people are talking about da warriors and the new coaches. saturdays is always a busy time for kids on maui because of all the various opportunities to participate in many sports at this time of the year. duffer and the keed have the MIL golf medal championships, yes there will be soccer, baseball, etc, but the positives that Coach Chow has brought to da warriors is very hard to describe and relate to those who don’t live here. What is important is that the field is probably the best grass field in the state which is made especially for football. A few years back, the county invested in bringing in the best, George Toma, to insure the field would be in top shape.

  335. whitey April 9, 2012 7:19 pm

    chawan, but if you get chance, come on over. always great to see the oahu tsaikos and maybe we can plan something after. am sure some of the maui tsaikos would like to meet all of you.

  336. d1shima April 9, 2012 7:25 pm

    Cool and blustery during practice.

    Noticed way more direct interaction by the HC than the last practice I saw.

    This is a very verbal group of coaches. Understand the loud music now.

    Gunners better be able to fly on punt team.

    Noticeable “no-shows” on the field as well. Hope to hear the back stories on that.

    Closing fall practices may not be all that bad an idea…the reverse may happen still.

  337. Bryson April 9, 2012 7:25 pm

    Any Tsaiko’s heading to the Maui Scrimmage?

  338. SteveM April 9, 2012 7:25 pm


    April 9th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    SteveM, by the way, wen you going be here on maui with the boat??

    whitey — will be in Kahului on Sunday (22) and Monday (23). Embarkation from Honolulu same day as the Maui practice.

  339. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 7:26 pm

    i’d like to meet alla yuz in Maui 2, BUT <

  340. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 7:29 pm


    I opened face book and nothing….what am i looking for?

  341. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 7:34 pm


    ahem… :mrgreen:

    red bull not gonna help ๐Ÿ˜›

    money will probably help. ๐Ÿ˜†

  342. SteveM April 9, 2012 7:35 pm

    Bryson — I will list whoever RSVPs for the 21st on the blog (or email). Click on my name and scroll down to the Tsai-ko Events calendar.

    Are you planning to attend?

  343. Ralph April 9, 2012 7:43 pm

    bighilo2 look at your FB page, click on your “home” page, on the left column there is a messages heading, click on it.

    remember, FB has an address bar where you type in “whatever”, next you have your name, find friends, and home. click on “home”

  344. Bryson April 9, 2012 7:43 pm

    I was thinking about it it’s been a while since I’ve gone to Maui…

  345. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 7:48 pm


    I’m glad you’re around for playtime.

    This is supposed to be about fun. Not sure why a few get all bent. Even today, somebody grumbled because nobody talks to him. Sheesh. Sounds like somebody never got over nobody going to his 8th birthday party.

    Keep visiting, BigHilo, and keep posting. You’re very entertaining.

  346. Da Punchbowl Kid April 9, 2012 7:50 pm

    All are one, and one are all… and NONE of them dared to show up.

    Thank you Stretch, thank you Mr. Tsai.

  347. SteveM April 9, 2012 7:51 pm

    OK Bryson. I will list you…and any tentative attendees. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Even if you are not 100% positive yet, tentative numbers will assist whitey in planning and selecting the venues.

    Venue….hmmmm ๐Ÿ˜›

  348. whitey April 9, 2012 7:52 pm

    Bryson, think “Here today, Gone to Maui”. how’s dat???

  349. al April 9, 2012 7:55 pm

    well…stretch, i guess lunch it is.

    shall we invite steve and steve?

  350. Kevin April 9, 2012 7:59 pm

    Well whatever, the next time I see Steve’s name it better be in the obituaries. The only place it would be welcomed.

  351. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:01 pm


    Oh, I had to be there. Practice and all.

    Stretch was there because he’s an honorable man.

    WarriorMojo was ready to take the photo.

  352. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 8:03 pm

    okay.. enough bad mouthing somebody else.. let’s just move on..

  353. RedZone April 9, 2012 8:04 pm

    Good to see Coach Beeman has picked up an assistant (Wooley) that she has worked with at USC. I feel bad for Coach Cooper. Now he needs to scramble for coaches. He did say that Beemans impact here would be immediate. Wednesday will be very interesting.

  354. SteveM April 9, 2012 8:10 pm

    I don’t think there will be arbitrary SMUs.

    ST has to bring in the guy with the biggest delete button… see my 8:29 am post today.

  355. tommui April 9, 2012 8:12 pm

    ST #330 . Wanted to come up to UH to say hello to Stretch but had leg problems. Besides it would be like waiting for Godot – who never shows up either.

  356. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:15 pm

    Be on the lookout for all of the new names that will be popping up.

    Somebody can’t stay away.

    He’s like the booger that can’t be flicked.

  357. kev-1 April 9, 2012 8:19 pm

    Hard to follow this blog when you have to scroll through so much crizzap. I agree with BigHilo – this is supposed to be fun.

    Kevin . . . kinda harsh eh? Obituaries? Das alright, I know that’s how you roll. Straight shooter.

    Times like these makes you appreciate the posters that you enjoy reading. I am thankful for those guys.

    Sooooooo, how was practice today?

  358. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:23 pm


    Practice was a little more subdued today, relatively speaking.

    Offense was ahead on Saturday.

    I think defense did some catching up today.

  359. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:23 pm

    By the way, there’s talk practice will be moved to Wednesday afternoon.

    Crucial decision because it originally was set for 6:30 a.m.

  360. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 8:24 pm

    wow. i was soooooooooooooooooooooooooo looking forward to a more eventful interaction

    between da red corner and da blue corner. i neva care about Ariyoshi, or Uyehara, or Gennaula. i cared about honor, manning up, admitting whatevaz so dat peace could reign ova da aina.

    and what we get? a pftttt. a bad case of da acai berry. poho. no moa credibility. make all da excuses you like. i’ll remember da feeling i get right now. not about right or wrong. this is about honor. and your word.

    okay Stretch. ST neva crown you da winna. But I am. You da man. ๐Ÿ˜€

    PS. Money always helps. ๐Ÿ˜€

  361. Bowwar April 9, 2012 8:24 pm

    Too much drama! ST: I hope you clear out the bad elements so this blog can focus on our Warriors!

  362. cocobean April 9, 2012 8:25 pm

    Steve being Steve. Struting around like the Emperor with new clothes. Too bad he can’t see what everyone else can see.

  363. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 8:28 pm

    Gee, cocobean, thanks for the image that will sear in my brain.

  364. SailorBlue April 9, 2012 8:29 pm

    Whitey ~ Janice and I will be at the Maui scrimmage. Look forward to seeing you and any other Teai-kos there Cheers, SB

  365. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 8:30 pm


    why was Falyn Fonoimoana at practice today? i saw her pictures when i googled her just now. fabulous looker.

    and to Kapakahi, J-Force, D-1 Shima, Hiflyer, WarriorMojo and Slugger, i am sooo jealous you guys are in Honolulu where you can just drive to all da scraps. ๐Ÿ˜†

    and ST, you said Reinebold was there too? as in Jeff?

  366. Kevin April 9, 2012 8:32 pm


    You should have seen the stuff I typed out but opted not to.

    People that have no guts and yells offensive and personal comments to student-athletes at games is a rotten piece of garbage and then to lie about being sent away by UH admin plus all the other lies about actual people well… that’s B.S.

    Serves no purpose in society.


  367. kev-1 April 9, 2012 8:32 pm

    thanks ST

  368. kev-1 April 9, 2012 8:34 pm

    yeah Kevin . . . you guys know way more about that character than I, but I have heard some of the comments. So I understand where it all comes from.

  369. SailorBlue April 9, 2012 8:34 pm

    Oops Teai = Tsai. Also, SteveM please add us to your Maui list. Thanks, SB

  370. bigislandkurt April 9, 2012 8:36 pm

    Falyn Finoimoana.

    If that sister could only get eligible. Watch out.


  371. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 8:38 pm


    thats what i remember most about last year.

    plus, the tv stations wen make Liz Chun disappear.

    that was a real low blow to guys like me. ๐Ÿ˜†

    my life has not been the same. :mrgreen:

  372. al April 9, 2012 8:42 pm

    bik…i hear that she is on target to arrive (well, figuratively speaking because she already is here) in a na wahine uniform.

    bighilo…she also happens to have her bf on the football team, siaki cravens that is.

  373. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 8:43 pm


    must get a big time catch at UH. ๐Ÿ˜€

    its a crime to have someone that pretty standing on da sidelines. must have a special reason, like get a prince or sumtin. whatcha figa?

  374. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 8:44 pm

    i knew it I KNEW IT!!!!

  375. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 8:47 pm

    Welcome to Hawaii Falyn. Good for you. Hope you love it here!

  376. whitey April 9, 2012 8:50 pm

    bhf2, acai berry juice is not as bad as straight cranberry juice. i try to drink acai, cranberry, pomegranite, and apple cider vinegar. i can drink the vinegar, pomegranite, and acai straight, but have sum trouble with the cranberry.

  377. Hoohiki April 9, 2012 8:53 pm

    War Memorial is getting ready. Went to run there today and signs posted said to stay off the grassy field – newly painted!

  378. whitey April 9, 2012 8:54 pm

    but worse than straight cranberry juice is heineken in a can served on an airline that services manila. can’t even drink one sip of it, taste is nasty bad.

  379. al April 9, 2012 8:55 pm

    the big question is…

    will duffer embrace the new women’s basketball coach?

  380. whitey April 9, 2012 8:55 pm

    hoohiki, look forward to seeing you next sat and hopefully we can have something for the tsaikos.

  381. whitey April 9, 2012 8:56 pm

    al, keep digging the knife. hahahahahahaaa

  382. Ralph April 9, 2012 8:57 pm

    Whitey, you are a toughie if you are able to drink straight vinegar, is it a family remedy for hang over, or are you trying to preserve your youth?

  383. kapakahi April 9, 2012 8:59 pm

    FF was with Siaki’s little sis Malia….the one who requested and received her release from the WBB team right after Beeman was hired….watching practice.

    Your guess is as good as mine as to what that means for Falyn this coming WVB season….since Siaki’s in his last year as a senior….and little sis Malia is assumed to be transferring out. BUT it was at least nice to see FF what she looks like wearing some UH gear.

  384. whitey April 9, 2012 9:01 pm

    Ralph, i read about it in a newsletter about maintaining/losing weight and it makes sense. You got to get use to it and no drink it on empty stomach. Make sure it is Apple Cider Vinegar with mother’s. Just so you no get wrong idea, mother’s is referring to the apple pieces in the cider.

  385. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 9:02 pm

    hahaha. good one Ralph.

    whitey. for me, cranberry juice goes really good with the clear. so does grapefruit juice. ๐Ÿ˜€

    i just don’t look so good after a few of them. :mrgreen:

  386. whitey April 9, 2012 9:05 pm

    bhf2, no tell about the clear, but get guud things in the straight juices which will make you look betta. honest. try look to see if I laughing. see, straight face.

  387. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 9:06 pm


    We drink a tablespoon of black vinegar straight once or twice a week to keep our stomach acid balanced, overall body PH, improved cardio health (me) and as an anti-cancer boost for the(wife). It’s not too bad.

  388. whitey April 9, 2012 9:08 pm

    Ralph, try it.

  389. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 9:09 pm

    maybe somebody arrange a meet for Beeman, Wooley and Malia Cravens. i mean, if we like look at dat good looking girl FF samoa dana year. ๐Ÿ˜€

    but… ahem… i would NOT recommend ST for arranging da meet. ummm…. his track record for arranging meetings not so good of late. :mrgreen:

  390. kapakahi April 9, 2012 9:10 pm

    BTW, good to see a handful of current Red Raider players and a couple of the assistant coaches in attendance to take in today’s afternoon practice….as well as a Governor RB….and a Crusader DE.

  391. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 9:12 pm

    let me get this straight. whitey is recommending straight juice?

    sumtin is wrong wit da picture. straight face? doubt it. doubt it.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  392. whitey April 9, 2012 9:14 pm

    even tho not at practice, it looks like it is a whole different ball game from previous coaches.

  393. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 9:15 pm

    THANKS for the info kapakahi. thank you. thank you very much.

    the vibrations is just AWESOME out in Pepeekeo! yes sir it is! words gonna get around. when you got the local high schoolers taking the time to learn things from our beat, and the coaches, its gotta inspire them and motivate them.

    Good Job Coach Chow and Crew!

  394. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 9:16 pm

    Thanks for putting out the welcome mat, Coach Chow. Thanks for inspiring your assistants to put out the welcome mat.

    Things are only gonna start looking up more and more

  395. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 9:18 pm

    I understand that picture taking during spring practice is limited to media people only. What a disappointment that is. I’ve been trying to clean up my schedule so that I could take in a few days before my wife came home and get practice shooting some action shots so that I could share what I learned with her upon her return. Bummers.

  396. whitey April 9, 2012 9:19 pm

    bhf2, porgot, if you taking prescription meds for chlolesterol, double check it cause sum say not to drink or eat grapefruit when using it.

  397. Hoohiki April 9, 2012 9:20 pm

    Whitey, will definitely be there.

  398. whitey April 9, 2012 9:23 pm

    Hoohiki, supa!!!!!

  399. kapakahi April 9, 2012 9:29 pm

    It was real nice catching up with former Warrior DE Kevin Jackson taking in today’s practice.

    KJ still in Japan….in his 7th year….with fellow former Warrior DE/OLB Karl Noa….and enjoying his brief 1-week visit back in the islands with his OBIC Seagulls head coach.

    Also good to hear that KJ stays in contact with his former Warrior teammates….including the ones in the NFL.

  400. BigHiloFan2 April 9, 2012 9:30 pm


    gotta go moi moi. laters y’all. wuz fun today. not as exciting as I’d hoped, but fun anyway. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  401. J-FORCE April 9, 2012 10:53 pm

    Watch today’s practice, first one of the year. Pretty intense to say the least. It’s discipline to

    almost remind me of my pop warner days. Enjoyed it a lot. Go Warriors!!!

  402. tommui April 9, 2012 11:06 pm

    #391 AL asks: “will duffer embrace the new women’s basketball coach?”

    She looks very embraceable to me.

    (at my age, this is not being sexist = just a general observation).

    And I wish Coach Beeman all the best in the world.

  403. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 11:16 pm

    Good to meet you, J-Force.

  404. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 11:17 pm

    It’s been a long time since we’ve had a successful Women’s BB team. It’s like all the air was let out during Vince Goo’s last year and no one’s been able to patch the hole. You’d think they’d get lucky at least one year out of the many that have passed, but that hasn’t been the case. We need the right coaches and the right recruits to make this happen. Beeman certainly sounds like the one. Got my fingers crossed.

  405. Ralph April 9, 2012 11:18 pm

    Dave Reardon posted info on wbb, Mary Wooley and another coach will be announced or covered in an article by Brian McInnis in tomorrow’s paper.

    also, Mary Wooley changed her twitter account to @uhwooley

  406. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 11:19 pm

    mahalo, ralph

  407. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 11:23 pm

    By the way, in light of recent activities, we’re closing enrollment for a while.

    SteveM will be in charge of verification.

  408. Ralph April 9, 2012 11:28 pm

    I hope Beeman focuses on her assistants, she needs D1 level coaches who can coach and recruit. It’s Beeman’s first D1 HC job, she needs the right coaches to help run her style of basketball. Mac and DTD showed how difficult it is to be a D1 HC for the first time, 4 year learning curve for Mac, 3 for DTD, and when the results were in, their contracts weren’t renewed.

    DTD hired from within, they lacked D1 experience and a recruiting base, and they struggled mightily for 3 seasons.

  409. madeinhawaii April 9, 2012 11:35 pm

    I hated seeing our Women’s BB program flounder like that. I hope they do better in the coming seasons.

  410. Ralph April 9, 2012 11:35 pm

    If DR posting is correct regarding wbb assistant coaches, why no publicity or hype by UH. Everything is “hush, hush”, even the announcement of Beeman caught many of us by surprise, not that she was named, the fact that the committee had narrowed their choices and were about to name the new HC at a press conference the next day.

  411. Stephen Tsai April 9, 2012 11:40 pm


    Again, that’s the problem with the process.

    Hush-hush interviews. The new coach then doesn’t have a chance to tour the facilities or meet the players. Heck, even recruits get a better picture.

  412. slenzi April 10, 2012 12:48 am

    Crazy but true golf story. Since Bubba Watson won the Masters on Sunday, you may have heard this already. His Milton High School (Florida) golf team also had Boo Weekly, Heath Slocum, and Joe Durant. That is just crazy. Quote of the day from Bubba’s friends, “That Augusta green jacket isn’t the only one he has. It’s just the only one that doesn’t have a John Deere patch.”

  413. slenzi April 10, 2012 12:57 am

    #17 Stephen Tsai:

    April 9th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    For men of a certain age, when you hear “Beeman,” you think “Bob Beamon.”

    For men of some even later ages, before Bob jumped 28’10” or so, “Beeman’s Gum, now produced by Cadbury-Adams, is a nostalgia gum, re-introduced with huge popularity, after being prominently featured in the movies The Right Stuff, Hot Shots, and The Rocketeer.” [wikipedia]

  414. Wes'side Warrior April 10, 2012 2:02 am

    “The booger that can’t be flicked.”


    Howzit, everyone!

    Hope you all have a great day today!

    Mahalo to those who have been posting pics, updates, and opinions. Looking forward to this coming season in all sports!

    By the way, how has the crowd been at Sand Volleyball? I’d imagine there’s lots of stragglers and even tourists that may take in a game or match. How cool is that?

  415. mo808 April 10, 2012 2:08 am

    โ€œBeemanโ€™s Gum, now produced by Cadbury-Adams, is a nostalgia gum, re-introduced with huge popularity…”.

    I bought a couple of these when I was in price busters not long ago attracted by the nostalgia of the packaging. Howard’s (violets) also makes a new flavor “guava”–had to try that one too!

  416. mo808 April 10, 2012 2:39 am

    Nice article ST! It’s great how Coach Chow has fresh eyes with the players moving them around defense to offense!

    Have a great Tuesday all!

  417. Kekoa April 10, 2012 5:11 am

    mo808 ~


    After many years, I happened to spot then in a tiny Japanese *Mom & Pop* store in Sacramento.

    I bought out their entire stock. The owner never flinched. Instead, she says, “Hawaii people all time buy dis kine.”

    I’ll have to try the new ‘Guava’ flavor. Thanks for the tip!

  418. Kekoa April 10, 2012 5:25 am

    Good morning Tsaiko Village Peeps!

    Big Mahalo to our fearless Blogmeister for his leadership thru times of crisis.

    Straight Up Stretch! If people only knew how passionate you are about UH Sports, they’d all quit their present jobs and get into Marketing like you. Way to stand your ground big guy!

    Ruby Tuesday everybody!

  419. Loa April 10, 2012 5:31 am

    morning gang!

    thank you for all the practice reports

  420. Loa April 10, 2012 5:33 am

    Stephen @359 – thanks for the update on tomorrows practice time

  421. BigHiloFan2 April 10, 2012 5:54 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Gonna be a great day. holoholo in da wa’a this pm.

    MP, how you stay? you heard wat

    JForce said? intense, brudda, intense. ๐Ÿ˜€

  422. BigHiloFan2 April 10, 2012 6:00 am

    sounds like da Warriors gonna be around in da 4th quarter. i like dat ALOT!

    Go Coach Chow!

    and…. uh… go Falyn. ๐Ÿ˜€

  423. PolyMom April 10, 2012 6:05 am

    @Stephen Tsai…can you tell me did the beach volleyball team is still coming to Hermosa Beach? Or did the come already? If they are coming can you also find out what court number? And when? Forgot until I woke up this morning and saw teams practicing near my house. Thanks.

    Mono…I did not know folks still got mono.

  424. whitey April 10, 2012 6:05 am

    A velly good morning to the Tsaikos.

  425. d1shima April 10, 2012 6:07 am

    Great Morning All!

    Grab da umbrella and drive safe!


  426. whitey April 10, 2012 6:07 am

    PolyMom, back in the days when Ralph and I were in school, they called it “kissing disease”. Rest was the only cure.

  427. d1shima April 10, 2012 6:08 am

    Howzit whitey!

  428. whitey April 10, 2012 6:08 am

    d1, red one or black one???

  429. Da Punchbowl Kid April 10, 2012 6:09 am

    Velly good morning right back atcha, whitey-san. Same to you PolyMom! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PolyMom –

    Check your gmail.

  430. whitey April 10, 2012 6:09 am

    d1, you have a great day and no porget to file the practice report.

  431. whitey April 10, 2012 6:10 am

    dpk, you too, have fun and a good day.

  432. whitey April 10, 2012 6:14 am

    voted. Go Steph

  433. kapakahi April 10, 2012 6:23 am

    Looks like #36 will belong to Benny in the Fall….compliments of Bubba.

  434. BigHiloFan2 April 10, 2012 6:25 am

    howzit D1,



    Falyn ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad you still here. must be da guy is special.

    maybe you can get baby sister to remember, the rest of her life starts now.

    right here.

    Have a great day Stretch.

  435. kapakahi April 10, 2012 6:25 am


    Forgot to ask you yesterday at practice, but what’s the update with Tavita’s twin brother Tana?

  436. Da Punchbowl Kid April 10, 2012 6:26 am

    Thanks for reminding us, whitey-san!

    Be sure to vote, errybody!

  437. BigHiloFan2 April 10, 2012 6:26 am

    hi ho hi ho.

    i seen how da zapper works. da count goes off. ๐Ÿ˜€

  438. BigHiloFan2 April 10, 2012 6:30 am

    thanks DPK

    I voted.

  439. 702WarriorFan April 10, 2012 6:40 am

    Morning BHF have a great day, good to see you back.

    voted too.

  440. whitey April 10, 2012 6:46 am

    702, you made it. Have a great time here.

  441. 702WarriorFan April 10, 2012 7:07 am


    Nope, got recalled back to 702 by the boss.

  442. papajoe2 April 10, 2012 7:21 am

    So Gavin Peterson has been retained as an assistant women’s basketball coach. I’m just curious to now what his duties will be as compared to working with DTD and what would be the difference in coaching the ladies.

  443. papajoe2 April 10, 2012 7:22 am

    Ooppss. now=know in my post.

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