Satele gets tryout with Jets, Rocky to 49ers

After a deal with the Oakland Raiders fell through, Brashton Satele is now headed East for a tryout with the New York Jets.

Although Satele signed a contract, which included a bonus, the Raiders did not finalize the deal. The Jets then called, inviting Satele for an audition.

Mike Smith, who was a UH grad assistant tutoring the linebackers last year, is now an assistant with the Jets.

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Spencer Smith said to make sure I write that defensive end Paipai Falemalu and linebacker Corey Paredes are the faces of the UH football team.

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Former UH defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea will participate in the San Francisco 49ers’ mini camp this weekend in Santa Clara, Calif. If Savaiigaea is successful in his tryout, he hopes to earn a free-agent contract.

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From Liz Kauai:

Would you wish ukuleleboi (my son Byron) good luck and encourage blog
readers to vote for Second Nature Krew on tonight’s Band Champ 2
The show starts at 9pm after American Idol on KHON. The winning band
is chosen by popular vote after the broadcast.


  1. Pride. April 28, 2010 12:48 am

    Good Luck to Brashton.

  2. Pride. April 28, 2010 12:49 am

    Raiders must be really disorganized.

  3. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2010 12:53 am

    Not sure if still gets a signing bonus from the Raiders.

  4. 99club April 28, 2010 1:09 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…

    Does finalize mean signing their end of the contract? Best wishes for Brashton.

    …off to the salt mines

  5. Pride. April 28, 2010 1:26 am

    Interesting, Brashton goes from a struggling franchise to one that is positioned to seriously compete for a spot in a super bowl in 2011 or 2012.

  6. Pride. April 28, 2010 1:36 am

    Hopefully Brashton can actually get picked up as a free agent and be able to make the team. Hawaii fans can watch the Hawaii-Army game on 9/11 then watch Hisatake and the Panthers play against the New York Giants on 9/12. Stay one more night for the MNF contest between the Jets and the Ravens.

  7. Ralph April 28, 2010 2:17 am

    I was hoping Brashton stayed with the Raiders, they are rebuilding their defense and their offense is a wreck, say bye to JaMarcus Russell, soon to be the number one flop of the NFL draft ever.

  8. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 28, 2010 2:31 am

    Before I head off to bed, I just want to say that I never expected that I would see Honolulu with only one Downtown Daily and a combo conglomerate of television stations.

    Stephen – please keep us posted by e-mail as to what’s happening if you don’t feel comfortable talking about it here.

    And have an excellent trip and please don’t come back until Sunday.

  9. wafan April 28, 2010 2:53 am

    Wonderful Hump Day!

  10. wafan April 28, 2010 2:55 am

    More meetings than instructional time. Or so it seems.


  11. wafan April 28, 2010 3:03 am

    Good luck to the HA folks.

    The directions are clear. Never mix good and bad batteries. All you do is ruin the good batteries.

  12. Pomai April 28, 2010 3:53 am

    From the last blog – al
    Talked to coach Coolen an as per coach they do not want to charge admission to the Softball Games, he wants to keep them free for the fans, but can live with donations.

  13. Pomai April 28, 2010 3:55 am

    Sorry for the bad manners

    Morin Gang.

  14. Garret April 28, 2010 4:06 am

    Fight between Nevada’s players escalated into a second fight that sent one of their players to the hospital.

    According to Khalid Ali, an assistant head coach at Johnson’s alma mater, Inglewood High near Los Angeles, Williams and Johnson got into a fight on April 16 or 17 after Johnson gave Williams a ride home from a party. Williams allegedly punched or kicked Johnson’s car and after Johnson confronted him on it Williams took a swing at Johnson.

    Johnson, who is a safety as is Williams, won that fight, and later that day a group that included Williams attacked Johnson at his home, hitting him with rocks and knocking him unconscious. He had at least one tooth knocked out.

    “We could be talking about manslaughter but for the grace of God,” Ali said.

  15. Garret April 28, 2010 4:09 am

    Idaho Statesman has a column on the same topic as Ferd’s column today.

    Halfway through the evaluation period (one that could change drastically by its end Dec. 4, 2011), the Mountain West is close, but unlikely to meet the criteria to become the seventh BCS conference.

    Simply adding Boise State – an invitation would have to be extended and accepted by Sept. 1 in order for Boise State to join by July 1, 2011 and to be count toward the Mountain West’s totals for this evaluation period – would not be enough to put the Mountain West over the top.

    The Mountain West, like its counterpart, the WAC, is currently being held back by its worst teams. Adding the Broncos and dropping San Diego State from its membership would do the trick, but Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said in December that removing teams from the league is “a non-starter.”

    The Mountain West’s profile, however, is good enough (if it maintains its current standing) that it would be allowed to apply for an exemption from the Presidential Oversight Committee, a 12-member board made up of league presidents from all 11 FBS conferences and the president of Notre Dame.

    The league certainly has a case, considering it ranks ahead of Pac-10, the Big East and the ACC in two of the three categories used by the BCS.

    The Presidential Oversight Committee and this exemption process are new bits of information, catching even conferences off-guard and leaving many uncertain about the process.

  16. Garret April 28, 2010 4:10 am

    Best of luck to Brashton. Oakland really hurt him by letting him think that he had a deal with them so he wasn’t negotiating with other teams. I’m glad that he still has this shot with the Jets.

  17. Bulla April 28, 2010 4:27 am

    best of luck to Brashton….all he needs is a chance to do his thing 🙂

    good luck to men vbows….GO GET ‘EM, NO SKED ‘EM!

  18. bluefintuna April 28, 2010 5:05 am


    Regarding your article today on Boise’s Mountain climb.

    You wrote-A lot could still happen between now and Sept. 1, the date by which the Broncos would have to give the WAC notice of intention to move out to compete in the MWC in the 2011 school year,

    The cut off date is September 1? I thought it’s always been July 1st.

    Did you copy Murphy?

    Murphy also wrote September 1st.

    Maybe I’m wrong, but I’ve always read where it’s July 1st.

    The Boise football writer, Murphy, in two articles, writes that he believes that Boise has three strikes against them in joining the MWC or having the MWC extend an invite. He also writes that should BYU and Utah leave the MWC he questions if Boise is in a better position than they are with the WAC and the TV contract with ESPN.

  19. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2010 5:20 am

    Raiders = Retarded…bottom line! Good luck to Brashton and hopefully he can earn his spot. The Jets defense is one of the best units in the NFL and yup they will be playoff bound again. If Brashton can be on the roster and just so happens the Jets win a Superbowl, how mean would that be as an undrafted free agent with a ring already…good luck!

  20. LizKauai [iMac] m/ April 28, 2010 5:21 am


    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  21. LizKauai [iMac] m/ April 28, 2010 5:21 am


  22. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2010 5:22 am

    Congrats to Aneli and Andreas for winning the Bonham awards. Aneli is pretty cute too…

  23. mctruck April 28, 2010 5:28 am

    The way I see it, if just one of the top 3-4 MWC teams leaves their conference, that would spell doom for their chances to become BCS qualified as a conference.

    Good luck Brashton, JETS! JETS! JETS!

  24. d1島 April 28, 2010 5:56 am

    Great Morning All!

    Good Luck to Brashton Satele!

  25. jm2375 April 28, 2010 5:56 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Happy Hump Day!

    Safe travels to ST, Stretch, PP & Rob25. Hope they packed all the essentials – the research, the “megaphone”, the conversations… 😆

    Good luck to Brashton!

  26. protector April 28, 2010 6:01 am

    Yes, good luck to Brashton on his tryout with the Jets. Wow! If he can hook-up with them, it should mean post-season money. Hope he doesn’t get into negotiations with them & then those idiotic Raiders throw a monkey wrench into the works. Can they still “finalize” his contract at the last minute since his signature is already on there? Strange…

    Ralph on 7,

    Wouldn’t Ryan Leaf still be the title-holder for all-time “bust”?

  27. Stephen Tsai April 28, 2010 6:10 am

    I like to think the other way that it’s the organization, not the player, that is the “flop” or “bust.”
    For all of the scouting and interviews and Wonderlic tests, teams should know the type of player they’re getting. If a player doesn’t cut it because of poor work habits, well, with all of the pre-draft research, a team should know what his work habits were going to be.

  28. d1島 April 28, 2010 6:12 am

    Safe travels to those headed to Palo Alto. Hope you packed enuf lemon peel!

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  29. Maverick April 28, 2010 6:19 am

    Just gotta head wherever gives you a paycheck.

    Them there Jets could have the best WAC attack with Satele, Dwight Lowery and Kyle Wilson

  30. NYUH April 28, 2010 6:30 am

    So, looks like Colt has the most experience with the Skins’ WR corps. Count for something?

    How can I get the Graves interview? It seems to be preempted.

  31. protector April 28, 2010 6:36 am

    Happy Trails to the Travelin’ Tsaikos!

    Although I would’ve liked to have seen Brashton stuffing the Trojan running game, would be ecstatic to see him join the Jets. UH’s loss may translate into a Jets gain. Mahalo to Coach Smith for remembering Brashton & perhaps turning him on to a much better situation.

  32. Bulla April 28, 2010 7:31 am

    safe travels to the Tsaikos on Tour (TOT) program 🙂

    congrats to Brash, he’ll be fine, just need a look at his kadoosh-ability

    early practice today… do i know…..valet for ‘the beast’ had an assignment at 0530 am, haha…….kids, you gotta love’em……

    everyone else in the 808 and elsewhere, be blessed, not stressed today!

  33. Slugger April 28, 2010 7:38 am

    Good morning!

    Good luck to Brashton!

    Guess I could walk to practice…

    Esme & out….

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid April 28, 2010 7:39 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Good luck to Brashton!

    Happy Holoholo to the TOT guys! Be sure to give us updates every 15 minutes from wine country.

  35. jm2375 April 28, 2010 7:53 am

    TOT – bwahahahaha!!!

  36. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς April 28, 2010 7:57 am

    POMAI #12

    Getting tickets from the box office is a pain in the neck – then you have to walk over to the softball field where you have to have a gate and ticket attendants etc.

    Assume that you have 500 attendees at the softball game, at $10 a pop, is the $5,000 enough to pay off the overhead, the personnel and other costs (which would include security fences etc?)

    I like the idea of a calabash bowl, bottle or what have you but charging admission without making a profit goes against my pake blood!

  37. A-House April 28, 2010 8:18 am

    With Milovic leaving, does that give Coach Gib another scholarship to give another recruit?

    Great news that Brumfield has committed to play for the Bows!

    Congratulations to Coach Gib for a SOLID recruiting 1st year!!!

  38. Manoa Mist April 28, 2010 8:29 am

    So Gib signs another two good players today.
    Sheesh, what was all the whining and crying from Wallace/Nash/Wheeler about how hard it was to recruit Hawaii and how Hawaii was unique and nobody wanted to come here and we could only take foreign guys and jc transfers and on and on and on.
    Gib doesn’t seem to have a problem signing all types of kids. Man, can’t wait to watch a good UH hoops team again.

  39. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς April 28, 2010 8:33 am

    Go GIB!

  40. A-House April 28, 2010 8:33 am

    Re: Coach Coolen’s position of NO admission to watch softball.

    While it may seem to be a nice gesture, it does not assist UHAD to realistically attack the annual deficit.

    For a NON-REVENUE sport with a very large overhead/cost, it would behoove UHAD to consider a small “charge/admission fee” or even donation at each and every HOME game to reduce the heavy expense.

    I recall the “track and field” team asking for donations during a Wahine baskteball game.

    Need to put some heads together on how best to help Jim D gain additional $$$ to reduce the deficit. Football cannot do it all and it will take some time before we see the 40K+ fans of yester year.

  41. A-House April 28, 2010 8:41 am

    Maona Mist:

    It looks like a very interesting coming year for UH mens BB based on what Coach Gib has done so far – very, very exciting!

    And, must agree with your statements about recruiting Hawaii.

  42. Ryan April 28, 2010 8:54 am

    Wallace and Nash just liked to use excuses for recruiting. They didn’t know what to do and used that lame excuse to cover their butts. Gib has done more in a month than Nash and Wallace combined.

  43. Derek April 28, 2010 8:57 am

    Since I’ve never seen Milovic play, we can’t say if it’s a loss or a gain for the basketball program. Nonetheless, it’s another opportunity to recruit another player who can contribute. It would nice to get a really good defensive player, who is very athletic and quick. Somebody like 6’6″ or like Vincent Smalls. At any rate, I am stoked with the players that Gib signed. The existing scholarship players still here are Amis, Thompson, Johnson, Williams, and Kurtz. Walk-ons Lutu, Enos, and Albrectson are on the fence as some capable walk-on players may surface.

    The change over in one year is unbelievable and I think we needed this. More changes are in order before the summer is over and for the better.
    It is also important to get the 2 more assistant coaches on board, coaches who are great teachers of the game and get the players to improve their talent and their skills. The new kids also seem to be good students as well. You have to ask yourself, if Nash, Wheeler, etc. was still here, what the recruiting would have been? Not very good I think.
    Gib is showing that he has a lot of contacts from his experiences and I believe he has a good eye for talent, not to mention closing the deal.
    Let the basketball season begin now!

  44. jm2375 April 28, 2010 9:12 am

    Congrats to Russell Doi, Ji Xiang, Kelly Majam, Stephanie Brandt, Nejc Zemjlak, Rebecca Dew, and Kealoha Pilares for being the top scholar-athlete on their respective teams!

    Anyone know the outcome of Lutu Jr’s tryout with the football team?

  45. al April 28, 2010 9:13 am

    derek…to address the asst coaches. here’s my take.

    brandyn akana is in. officially he won’t be on board until he completes this semester at byuh. he is an asst professor there as well as an asst coach.

    the last position went wayside when we didn’t have enough money to keep him. however, more and more it appears that eran ganot may be retained past june. this one is still in the air and only gibber/ganot know for sure.

    looks like tim shepherd won’t be retained as the dir of basketball ops his bio is no longer listed on the mbb website.

    could be johnny white moves up into his slot from video coord.

  46. al April 28, 2010 9:31 am

    on second thought…

    softball could be looking at say $4 per head w/250 average attendance or $1000 revenue per home game. with 21 home dates including tournments that’s $21,000. nothing to sneeze at since it represents $21k that wasn’t there before.

    however, that money goes in to the general athletic funds doesn’t it?

    collecting donations at say $1 per head (of course we know how local people are a lot more generous than that) with 250 in attendance produces $250 per date equal $5250 that goes directly to the softball program (assumption).

    therefore, the softball program would be better off with the donation box since the bucks go directly for their use. $5k can go a long way for the team.

  47. al April 28, 2010 9:38 am

    Manoa Mist:

    April 28th, 2010 at 8:29 am
    So Gib signs another two good players today.
    Sheesh, what was all the whining and crying from Wallace/Nash/Wheeler about how hard it was to recruit Hawaii and how Hawaii was unique and nobody wanted to come here and we could only take foreign guys and jc transfers and on and on and on.
    Gib doesn’t seem to have a problem signing all types of kids. Man, can’t wait to watch a good UH hoops team again.

    yup, all along artie wilson was right. the players are out there you just got to develop contacts, work hard at it, recruit 24/7, lots of kids in the la area, etc, etc.

    the most amazing thing is that the gibber is still two asst coaches shy and he’s done all this in four weeks. he was right that recruiting is a two year drill since nearly all of these recruits had contact with him previously.

    and the athletic department is missing a most opportune time to sell basketball season tickets at a special reduced rate for new sales!

  48. al April 28, 2010 9:40 am

    …and the tall birdie was right.
    welcome dominick brumfield!

    sunday dinners my house!

  49. LizKauai m/ April 28, 2010 9:53 am

    Thanks for the ukuleleboi mention, ST!

    from fb:
    Stephen Tsai: Rocky Savaiigaea has a tryout with the San Francisco 49ers this weekend. He leaves today.

    GO ROCKY!!!

  50. Ralph April 28, 2010 10:00 am

    what time is dinner?

  51. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 28, 2010 10:02 am

    Based upon my professional experience at raising funds for good causes at community events, over time the donation station(s) at the softball games will bring in much more than charging admission – even before taking into consideration the costs.

    Given that there are going to be some major improvements to the softball stadium itself over the next three years, any decision about admission fees should be deferred until then. This is not a simple thing to do and requires multiple layers of administrative approvals along the way.

    What I’d like to see as a draw to bring people in throughout the season are band concerts before three or four home games – perhaps out of the lawn area on the way to the bathrooms.

    Another one would be talk story sessions with coaches & team members in other sports along with information about play dates, ticket sales, etc. Cross-selling is done in the real world – why not here as well.

    See you this weekend.

  52. Ralph April 28, 2010 10:06 am

    Al Rainbow Cliff said it all along, come to his turf, lots of players, he can bea their guide without falling out of grace with the NCAA on recruiting. Coaches get the intro to the UH coaches, they can build from there and recruiting becomes easier. A very long time ago, coach Mcguire out of Marquette used to go to the play grounds of NYC to find his players, he always bragged, the playgrounds is where the talent is, just got to be willing to go there. Chicago, LA, lots of inner city kids to look at, find the qualifiers with basketball talent and reload.

  53. Pomai April 28, 2010 10:08 am

    #36Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς:
    Am I missing something????

  54. Pomai April 28, 2010 10:11 am

    #51 WassupDoc How many times do you have to be told there will be no outside the box thinking around here. LOL

  55. chopsueyboy April 28, 2010 10:21 am

    Hooray for Coach Gibs! Exciting times for mens basketball. Can’t wait to see the new style that takes full use of these young men’s talents.

  56. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς April 28, 2010 10:22 am

    POMAI RE:53

    Just a side track comment to Coach Coolen’s reluctance for pay admission to the games – it may be that the cost attendant to the charging admission – i.e. hiring personnel at the gates, new fencing, getting logistical support at the ticket office etc etc might be a factor in his thinking.

    Donations would probably be a better way of doing it. We did it before – and again, an off-the-subject remark for ALL Tsaikos – don’t forget Stretch’s set-up with UHF for the Tsaiko funds. I heard that he put in a hunk of change to set it up – thanks Stretch! – If I were in Napa, I would get you a big bottle of Gallo!

  57. NorthShoreFan April 28, 2010 10:33 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos!..
    Really action day at the UH..

    First…CONGRATULATIONS! To all the student athletes who have received honors. It ain’t easy to do what you have accomplished. Excell in the classroom as well as the field. Well Done!

    Second…Go Brashton! … hope you make the team.. from the dog house to a possible SB contender.
    I used to luv the Raiders back in the day..Stabler, Hendricks etc..but that was when management had a plan…now it seems dementia has set in …

    Third…Great news on kane bkb recruiting…seems quality players…at least on paper…Coach Gib got some hard work to do to get this team to gel and produce…future looks promising…program on the up swing…

    Fourth…on the BC show mention was made on the “Donation Can” at the Wahine Softball series starting on Friday…Bring your $’s and donate…donate…donate….finally some action…mahalos to all who put the pedal to the metal to get this to happen…

    Fifth…Volleyball, Softball, Baseball and Warrior Bowl all on the same weekend!…get camping permit and camp out already!…

  58. Slugger April 28, 2010 10:41 am

    JD is giving us special one-time permission to collect donations at the softball game. We’ll see how it goes. Friday night might be light due to the Warrior Bowl draw, and baseball. Saturday, softball & baseball are scheduled at the same time. I would like to see a permanent donation box at both sides of home plate, first base & third base, at the top of the stairs on the concourse. Yes, someone from the Foundation or Athletics will have to be at all games to collect the donations after the game, but if you put the box where the fans are you don’t have to worry about someone getting into the box.

    I spoke to some of the football players (defense mainly) this morning about coming to the softball games on Saturday to sit with us by the donation box. We might get some of them to come. Chaplain Barrett (sp?), FSA, was going to get the word out to the players involved in that ministry program to help. Yay!

  59. Ralph April 28, 2010 10:45 am

    anyone know how to look in the archives for prior year UHAD report on year cost of athletic programs: mbb & wbb, baseball, mvb & wvb, softball, football, soccer-fiscal report that showed whether the sport year end ended in black or red numbers.

  60. Slugger April 28, 2010 10:50 am

    After watching the QBs toss balls toward (trash) cans after practice, I went to the box office & changed my seat. If you have a non-premium seat, you may change it now.

  61. Ralph April 28, 2010 10:50 am

    I’m glad to hear the BC mentioned the donation box at the sb game, keep the lines of communication open and promote 24/7, its marketing 101.

  62. al April 28, 2010 10:51 am

    slugger…perhaps bringing out collection receptacles and pass the bucket, one each for each row starting from the left to right with volunteers starting off buckets for each row and in-between folks to pass it over from section to section with the end volunteers making the collection and then turning them over.

    perhaps having the donation buckets at a regular time each game would be nice. such as after the third inning or between the top of the third and the bottom of the third (or second inning) you know whenever the height of the attendance is present.

    i would suggest that two persons count the money immediately and have some sort of accounting signed off by both to insure integrity.

    we do this every sunday at services and it works. anyone who has attended a new hope service would know what i am talking about. it works. i wouldn’t want to leave a bucket out with money even if it is in plain view. someone with “slight of hands” skills could wreak havoc.

  63. Διογένης ὁ Σινωπεύς April 28, 2010 10:51 am

    Yeah AL, what time is dinner?

  64. al April 28, 2010 10:56 am

    that would be barrett awai, director of fca (fellowship of christian athletes) hawaii.

  65. al April 28, 2010 10:57 am

    dio…dinner is at 6pm. i think its your turn to bring the lobster.

  66. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2010 10:58 am

    I agree with Spencer Smith, Paipai Falemalu will be the face of the defense and will be pounding QB’s into the turf all year. I bet he get double digit sacks this year coming off that edge!

    Good luck to Rocky, maybe Isaac Sopoaga can show him the ropes!

  67. Slugger April 28, 2010 11:05 am

    Good luck to Rocky!

  68. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2010 11:05 am

    Congrats to Coach Gib on his recruiting efforts. Glad to see these guys committing at a rapid pace. Love that all these guys have multiple years to play as well. In a couple years they are going to be dangerous. Next year with Coach Gib having a year under his belt, I’m sure we’ll see a nice crop of overseas talent coming in to compliment the foundation of players already committed!

  69. bluefintuna April 28, 2010 11:08 am

    Re-UH basketball

    “UH basketball team takes the same beaten path, the same approach to recruiting each year.”

    That’s what I heard Al Davis say on a past Artie Wilson Show. He was referring to UH’s approach to recruiting in the past. Obviously.

    Even Artie agreed.

    The question I would ask both,now, is there a difference in the way the current UH BB coach recruits?

    Kind of makes one want to forget Wheeler in a hurry, no?

    Judging by all the exuberance it seems like Coach Gib is pushing the right buttons.

    When you reflect back on the selection of the new coach the selection committee weren’t made up of members of the beaten path, either. I say this made a difference. In fact, I wrote prior what sense does it make of having a selection committees made up of familiar faces that made selections of coach(es) that turned out in being flops. Obviously somebody thought likewise.

  70. A-House April 28, 2010 11:12 am


    which Sunday can I bring my family?

  71. al April 28, 2010 11:18 am

    blue….it is not only al davis, but, phil lott and many other past rainbow warriors have recommended possible recruits to prior staff and all to no avail.

    i think what we are seeing is that gibber has got it.
    he knows first the value of recruiting as priority one.
    he works it hard.
    he knows it is a work in constant progress, two years out he says beating the path for recruits.
    he knows two years is minimum.
    this recruit class he is bringing in didn’t happen overnight. the majority of them have been in his cell phone list of contacts for years.
    he works it hard.
    and the final piece of his success in recruiting is that he is the kind of guy these kids want to trust and play for. not saying he is a great salesman, altho that really helps, he is a great person of good character and has the personality to go alone with all that.

    in contrast, our last two head coaches really lacked the kind of personality that is not only outgoing but believable and don’t come off as warm and fuzzy types.

    …nuff said.

  72. al April 28, 2010 11:19 am

    ahouse…your turn was last week. where were you? we waited….and we waited. someone said you were out looking for two pound lobsters.

    btw, how do like this new team coming in next year for mbb?

  73. A-House April 28, 2010 11:35 am


    2# lobsters are to small – we like the 10# ones that Masaboy used to prepare while working at Shintaro (Bellagio).

    #72 – I like it a lot and we will be there to support the players and Coach Gib!

    I am already thinking about next year’s recruiting class – much like we do for football!

  74. Ralph April 28, 2010 11:38 am

    OT China loses gold medal(s) because athlete was (were) too young. Why complain if a young kid beats you, I thought it would be problem if someone used an older person like the Philipines did in the Little league world series where age brackets are instituted.

  75. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 28, 2010 11:42 am

    The donation jars are sealed and the contents will be turned over directly to the UH Foundation staff on Friday and Saturday after the games.

    There is no reason to assume that the money will “disappear” between the time it is dropped into the donation jar and when it is counted.

    Re setting up the Tsai-ko account with Koa Anuenue – the minimum amount probably was $1,000. Mahalo to Stretch for picking up the initial contribution.

    Although there was some money left over after purchasing the two bikes last fall, it is with Na Koa, the football support organization.

  76. al April 28, 2010 11:44 am

    aren’t those ten pounders a bit tough?

    why don’t you bring a couple over and i’ll test it?

  77. A-House April 28, 2010 11:50 am


    How can we transfer the “balance” from the stationary bikes to the Tsaiko account?

    also, there should be a $300-400 balance from the 2007 WAC championship bracelets that should be sitting in the Koa Anuenue account. This should be also transferred to the Tsaiko account.

  78. A-House April 28, 2010 11:52 am


    no, the 10#ers were excellent – firm and sweet – couple tails and you would be full – me, I like the body part for the “miso” – yummies!!!!!!

  79. Slugger April 28, 2010 11:55 am


    All of the accounts are, in the end, Foundation accounts. The balance from in the Na Koa account (bikes) was given to the football program. Any balance from the 2007 WAC championship bracelets were given to the softball program. I don’t think we need or can move the balances to the Tsaiko account, unless we have sub-accounts under the general Tsaiko account.

    Don Weir, could you clarify?

  80. A-House April 28, 2010 11:56 am


    Point well taken, but the Olympic rules are no athlete younger that 14 years of age and China did not play by the rules ( “those are the rules, Mr. Garret” – from TV series the First Olympics ).

    so, Ralph, you want to take up al’s offer of having lunch or breakfast with us? I would prefer lunch as I work out early in the mornings.

  81. A-House April 28, 2010 11:58 am

    Thanks to Slugger, SteveM, and Ralph for their concern on our journey with the ticket office.

    Midori was susccessful tody after talking to Donna who promised she would discuss certain guidelines/procedures with her staff of what they are supposed to do when a customer asks to transfer seats at Aloha Stadium.

  82. al April 28, 2010 11:59 am

    not an assumption…just a precautionary measure to insure the integrity. eliminating any potential incidences removes any doubt. if something should happen and you don’t have proper safeguards instituted then all involved become suspects. risk management is good for the whole.

    i’ve seen all too often when things went awry just because an opportunity was created. but, i’ve retired from that kind of work so i may be out of tune.

    go ask bulla he’ll know.

  83. A-House April 28, 2010 11:59 am

    tody =s today

  84. Ralph April 28, 2010 12:23 pm

    A House you can keep on working out in the a.m. because I’m sleeping. Lunch is good, wednesday is my day off.

  85. A-House April 28, 2010 12:27 pm


    have you seen Ralph’s #84 – he is ready for lunch – give us the word!!!

    date, time, place.

  86. al April 28, 2010 12:44 pm

    okay…if ahouse is gonna be there then we gotta do this.

  87. Ralph April 28, 2010 12:47 pm

    no exotic foods, just because it once moved doesn’t mean it has to be eaten. 🙂 Rob and I follow similar guidelines on what is consummable.

  88. SteveM April 28, 2010 12:50 pm

    fuud? 🙂

  89. Kazz April 28, 2010 12:52 pm

    Wahine softball opponents benefit losing to UH, while Wahine RPI drops to #16.

    The latest Ratings Percentage Index numbers for NCAA Division I softball were released today and they hold some mixed news for Western Athletic Conference teams.

    Three WAC teams improved their positions in the RPI compared to the first release of the season two weeks ago, but five teams suffered drops.

    Nevada made the biggest jump of all, surging 11 spots simply on the basis of playing three games against Hawai’i. Win or lose, all WAC teams will see their RPI rise just by virtue of facing the Wahine, who continue to lead the league in RPI. Nevada went 2-4 overall and was outscored 37-4 in three losses to Hawai’i since the last RPI was released, yet still rose from No. 127 to No. 116.

    This is excellent news for Fresno State, which rose eight spots and moved into the RPI Top 50 at No. 49. With three games this weekend in Honolulu against the Wahine, the Bulldogs will almost certainly move up several spots simply by facing Hawai’i. With a win or two in Honolulu, the Bulldogs could soar.

    With two weeks remaining in the regular season, it appears that Hawai’i and Fresno State are in line to be the only WAC teams in consideration for NCAA at-large bids. An overall rise in competitive balance in the WAC, along with power at the top in the form of the Wahine and Bulldogs have caused the league to look a bit different this season. The parity and overall conference improvement is leading to more losses for everyone, which isn’t a great thing.

    Seven of the eight WAC teams are currently in the RPI Top 150. At this time last year, only five were in the top 150, though the competitiveness may not result in more NCAA bids unless an upset occurs in the WAC Tournament. San Jose State has made the largest year-to-year jump. The Spartans have risen over 100 points in the RPI compared to this point last season.

    San Jose State remains in striking distance for an NCAA bid but likely needs to win at least five of its final six games. It would help the Spartans immensely if they could maneuver themselves into a third-place conference finish. As a reminder, the RPI is merely one tool for NCAA consideration, and is seldom, if ever, the reason a particular team is included or left out of the 64-team tourney.

    Utah State was the only other team to rise in the latest RPI, jumping five spots to No. 149. Rising to the Top 150 is a nice accomplishment for a team that finished last season ranked 230th.

    Other poll moves this week: Hawai’i dropped two spots to No. 16 despite going 6-0 since the initial RPI release, and San Jose State fell six spots to No. 94. New Mexico State dropped 15 places to No. 122, and Louisiana Tech suffered the biggest drop, falling 32 spots. The Lady Techsters fell from No. 100 to No. 132.

    Boise State, despite continuing to rise to third place in the WAC standings over the past two weeks, nearly fell out of the top 200. The Broncos dropped eight spots to No. 198, last in the league. It was entirely due to the fact Boise State was swept at home last week by Idaho State, which is ranked 265th among the 290 Division I teams.

    This is presumably the next-to-last RPI before the NCAA selection committee begins seeding the field. The next RPI is expected to be released two weeks from today, on the opening day of the WAC Tournament in Las Cruces.

    For a full list of the RPI rankings, click on my blog name.

  90. rage777 April 28, 2010 1:02 pm


    All this men’s basketball talked has got me thinking, when are you getting Coach Gib on the Warrior Beat Show?

  91. Ralph April 28, 2010 1:08 pm

    #80 A House if an individual is a world class athlete who qualifies for the Olympics and he or she loses to someone younger than 14, lets say a 12 year old, than he or she should suck it up and be humble, to lose to a 12 year and have your country petition the olympic board is ridiculous. I know the U.S. was one of the countries complaining or questioning the age of the Chinese athletes, primarily in gymnastics, our athletes got to train harder and just win. I can see if the complaint centered around steroid use, but it was age related, and sour grapes prevailed again. U.S. seem to whine a lot when they don’t win.

  92. Kazz April 28, 2010 1:10 pm


    ST had Gib Arnold on the Warrior Beat Show a day after he was hired.

    It was a special show on a Sunday at 9am.


  93. al April 28, 2010 1:11 pm

    he was on an earlier show soon after he was hired. but, yah i am sure others would like that too.

  94. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2010 1:11 pm

    Good Luck to Rocky in his tryout with the 49ers.

  95. Slugger April 28, 2010 1:12 pm

    Good luck Ukuleleboi!

  96. Ralph April 28, 2010 1:13 pm

    Isn’t a 12 year old in 6th or 7th grade, to lose to a 6th or 7th graders in the Olympics where some athletes can be as old as 30+ is laughable. Yes I know, usually the athletes are young(er) in gymnastics to be nimble but they have to be athletic and their muscles are not fully built up like an older teenager or adult.

  97. al April 28, 2010 1:14 pm

    gosh ralph…we were planning to go to this new all you can eat oyster bar featuring oysters on a half shell or in shooters. 14,95 pp

    oysters from every coast imaginable. all this and littlenecks n cherrystones on a half. and lobster sashimi, ala carte.

    okay we’ll go on thursday.

  98. LizKauai m/ April 28, 2010 1:17 pm

    • Sunday, March 21, 2010
    Stephen Tsai interviews UH basketball coach Gib Arnold.

  99. LizKauai m/ April 28, 2010 1:18 pm

    al- dang… you had to mention oysters… lobster…. ahhh, my cholesterol!

  100. A-House April 28, 2010 1:20 pm


    It would be great if Andre can get his release from Nebraska and join the Bows BB team.

    What recourse would Nebraska have it Andre does NOT enroll at Nebraska? Can he apply for admittance to UH in June? Must Andre sit out 1-year? How many years would he have left to play? 2 for 2 if he uses a “redshirt year” while sitting out?

    What would Nebraska gain by not granting a release?

  101. A-House April 28, 2010 1:22 pm


    your #97 – shame on you for “goading” Ralph like that! is there such a word as “goading”? oh, well, it sounded nice.

  102. Ralph April 28, 2010 1:24 pm

    Al I tried oysters at a French restaurant at a Convention I attended, needless to say, I put it in mouth, didn’t like it, had 9 other people on my table, got sicker by the second, what do I do with it with only a cloth napkin. I ditched it in the napkin, took off the restroom, but I left the napkin on my seat and that damn waiter came around when I was gone and unfolded it- he had to put a new one on my setting. None of the sales ladies said a word to me. 🙂

  103. Ralph April 28, 2010 1:26 pm

    A House Al is one pilau bugga from Palolo, lucky his little birdie keeps him grounded from time to time.

  104. A-House April 28, 2010 1:42 pm


    #103 – good one!

    yea, we are over 100!!!

  105. Ralph April 28, 2010 1:46 pm

    I think with a release he plays this season, without a release he sits 1 year. Different for a player already enrolled and taking classes in school, he sits 1 year, or 2 if transferring within a conference with a 2 year wait rule.

  106. LizKauai m/ April 28, 2010 2:00 pm

    Ralph- you and Rob25 should do lunch sometime…
    I going take your place with al and Mr. A-House at the Oyster Bar… 😆

  107. al April 28, 2010 2:00 pm

    ralphie. whew that was all too funny. and no worry i do bathe everyday.

  108. BleedGreen808 April 28, 2010 2:01 pm


    Just a thought…maybe the volunteers should wear a uniform signifying who they should be giving the donation to and have the announcer at the game announce it over the PA. Since this is a tsaiko idea, why not wear your tsaiko shirts. Personally, I wouldn’t trust my money to some random person.

    Good luck to all former warriors with their NFL teams!


    Does the band already know what the number we should be calling. May not be home on time to watch the show.

  109. al April 28, 2010 2:02 pm

    ahouse….knowing you. did you misspell that word for “goat” or did you actually mean “goad”.

    if the latter is true, then wow what vocabulary!

  110. Manoa Mist April 28, 2010 2:02 pm

    #71 al
    Absolutely right. I heard Tom Henderson on Artie’s show once and he was saying he lives in Texas I think and he was more than willing to help recruit kids to UH. All they had to do was ask him. Artie was saying how UH needed more junkyard dogs instead of the soft kids they were getting.
    Never saw any kids from Texas via Tom come in.

  111. d1島 April 28, 2010 2:05 pm

    (I’m off next Wednesday)

  112. NorthShoreFan April 28, 2010 2:11 pm

    Ralph..#91..agree…Olympics should be a display of human performance at it’s optimum…age requirements are to ensure the athletes aren’t “pushed’ into training too early, when their bodies are still growing. That said, I was amazed at the skills those young ladies displayed.

    That waiter must have thought you had a baby and left it on your seat….

  113. Derek April 28, 2010 2:12 pm

    If Jim Donovan is listening I would recommend that UH already start to offer UH mens’s basketball season tickets for this coming year. Offer an discount package with the priviso to agree to buy season tickets for a second year at the same price. Pay for the first year now, and pay of the next year later next year. This way, the program can get a head start with what promises to be a very interesting 2010-2011. All of this, to the efforts of Coach Gib in getting the new recruits. Very very exciting.

  114. A-House April 28, 2010 2:14 pm


    your #109 – wow, what a compliment!

    fo dat, i goin home now!

  115. kama krab April 28, 2010 2:22 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    I had one question,

    Does anybody know what time they showing the VB game on K-5 tomorrow?

    Just wondering so I can plan my day tomorrow.

  116. SteveM April 28, 2010 2:24 pm

    I’ll sit at lunch with Ralph and Rob25….

  117. BleedGreen808 April 28, 2010 2:25 pm

    Since this is a tsaiko idea, why not wear your tsaiko shirts. Personally, I wouldn’t trust my money to some random person.

    Should read…

    Since this is WDoc, Kazz, Pomai, Ralph, etc idea, why not wear your tsaiko shirts. Personally, I wouldn’t trust my money to someone that’s wearing plain clothes unless the UH staff directly points me towards that person.

  118. NorthShoreFan April 28, 2010 2:28 pm

    kama krab….4:30 KFVE and 1420am..

  119. kama krab April 28, 2010 2:32 pm

    Mahalo much NorthShoreFan.

    Looking forward to watching the VB Boys beat the you know what out of Stanford.

  120. rage777 April 28, 2010 2:34 pm

    I know Coach Gib was on after he was hired, but now that he got all these recruits I want to ask him how he does it. Especially since no other UH coach could seem to get this kind of talent. Is it just his old USC connections? Or is it his new assistant coach from Brazil? Etc.

  121. NorthShoreFan April 28, 2010 2:40 pm

    RainbowCliff discussed how all the former bkb players are scattered all around the globe and how they could help tremedously with recruiting or giving the heads up to the coaches…all it takes is communications with them…well, isn’t it time for somebody to get a program in gear?
    Talking wahine/kane bkb, stbll, bsbll, ftbll..etc…all these programs should have a communications programs with former athletes…imho..

  122. Idono April 28, 2010 2:45 pm

    Coach Gib definetly has been in contact with basketball recruits over the years. This shows that being in front of and in constant contact with the recruits, will bring results. How good the athlete will be, can only manifest itself on the court during games and not on paper. Beleive the potential is there.

    Definetly one has to be a good communicator, listener and know certain facts to help in the recruiting process or help defuse the competition.

    Coach Gib seems to be one great salesman and must be genuine to have done what he has done so far. Most people no matter what age they are will have that inate feeling about trusting and associating with that person.

    Having talent makes it a lot easier to coach and if that coach has that ability to mold a team together which I believe Coach Gib has will bring much success to the program.

    There is so much positive about our islands and lifestyle.

  123. d1島 April 28, 2010 2:54 pm

    Seems like Coach Gib is maximizing all that he can out of his “Rolodex” from SC and may be reaching out to the recruits with a “play now” pitch instead of riding pine for the Trojans next year.

  124. al April 28, 2010 3:21 pm

    derek….are we the same person or do we have the same mothers?

    your #113 echoes my thoughts on #47.
    we should take over the marketing division at uhad.

    anyway, we should discuss this over lunch.

  125. al April 28, 2010 3:22 pm

    d1….(i can be off on wednesday too.)

    the old korean man must miss us guys what you think?
    maybe we can sneak in our own oysters, eh?

  126. Nalani April 28, 2010 3:23 pm

    good luck ukulele boi!

  127. al April 28, 2010 3:23 pm

    gotta go make a costco run.

    btw, any ideas for mother’s day brunch/lunch/dinner????

  128. al April 28, 2010 3:24 pm

    nalani….(you off on wednesday?)

  129. Kazz April 28, 2010 3:31 pm

    In case this was missed yesterday:

    (For those that cannot attend Wahine Softball LIVE this Saturday May 1st)

    I just got off the phone with a programming representative and the Senior Night Double Header for Wahine Softball MAY not air, at least live, on K-5.

    This is totally dependent on the success of UH Warrior Volleyball against Stanford on Thursday. IF the Warriors beat Stanford and advance, K-5 WILL televise their next match at 4pm HST LIVE, which is the SAME time as the Wahine Softball game.

    IF volleyball wins, the softball game will still be shown, but in delay later that evening. The programming representative said that it is not sure if BOTH games of the softball double header will be shown.

    In summary:


    -K-5 will air their next match at 4pm on Saturday May 1st Hawaii standard time

    -Wahine Softball will still air, but in a tape delay and it is unconfirmed if BOTH games will be shown.


    -Wahine Softball’s season finale DH will be shown in full live at 4pm HST.

    Now, this will cause a problem for those of us attending the game live but still attempting to DVR the softball games on Saturday. The TV guide listing on DVR is all screwed up and inaccurate. As we know DVR is operating on the programing and not completely on the time frame.

  130. jm2375 April 28, 2010 3:34 pm

    Anybody heard from the TOTs yet? Hope they arrived safely.

    BleedGreen – plans are afoot to wear appropriate clothing, although some of us latecomers are not able to adhere to the dress code.

  131. Garret April 28, 2010 3:35 pm

    Tonight is 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins! Between 5pm and 10pm, you can get an ice cream cone or cup for 31 cents as part of a day to help honor firefighters:

  132. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2010 3:36 pm

    “…CFB: Team with losing record could make bowl appearance…”

    see HA sports news.

    I wonder if this would have an effect on the Hawaii Bowl?

    … can UH be invited if they have another 6-7 season? hmmmm…

  133. d1島 April 28, 2010 3:47 pm


    If they flew HAL, they still airborne.

  134. jm2375 April 28, 2010 3:56 pm

    d1 – gracias.

  135. LizKauai m/ April 28, 2010 4:20 pm

    BleedGreen808: I will post the call-in number here when it is announced. Also tweet and facebook. Call window for Band Champs is 10pm to midnight tonight.
    Hoping we can get through. Lots of busies last year.

    Mahalo for your support for Second Nature Krew!

    nalani- hope this year is THE year! ukuleleboi needs to change his name to iPhoneboi. He sings harmony and plays sound effects with his (my) iPhone 😆

  136. LizKauai m/ April 28, 2010 4:21 pm

    Kazz- thanks for the update. I hear you about the dvr programming. safer to start an hour early and end two hours later just in case.

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  138. NYUH April 28, 2010 4:43 pm

    So that’s a no on the Graves interview? I thought they were archived?

  139. Garret April 28, 2010 5:03 pm


    The Advertiser tech squad has problems with the archived episodes sometimes. I’m sorry about that, I’ve had your exact problem before.

  140. Garret April 28, 2010 5:12 pm

    Sometimes it can take a few weeks before the archived episode is available. I think that the problem for the Graves episode is that they had another episode shortly after it, so the most recent episode is the one available now and they were worried about getting things ready for that episode instead of getting the Graves episode archived.

  141. cna training April 28, 2010 5:12 pm

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

  142. chawan_cut April 28, 2010 5:22 pm

    good travels to our warrior volleyball team and their warrior fans!

  143. Kazz April 28, 2010 5:44 pm

    DVR Issues this weekend.

    For those attempting to preset their DVR on 05/01 for either volleyball or softball the pending situation with the TV listings via Oceanic presents a problem.

    Unless K5 and Oceanic are quick to act, one will be unable to set their DVR to record the games.

    DVR works off the programming codes listed for a show or event, NOT the time frame.


    If you look at the TV listings right now (6:02pm HST 04/28/2010) for Sat May 1st, on K5, the ONLY UH sporting event on is softball, but at 7pm, which is INCORRECT as the game starts at 4pm. Now, as mentioned above, if Warrior Volleyball loses and only softball will be shown at 4pm, the only way to DVR the softball game ahead of time is IF Oceanic changes their listed line up so it it properly shows College Softball at 4pm.

    You CANNOT just record whatever other listed program is on at that time and expect softball to be recorded regardless of what the programming note says. I called Oceanic to confirm this.

    The reason why I called is because LAST week, Wahine Softball WAS properly listed at 4pm on 05/01/10 for both games, then the line up changed and it was erased without me knowing. So I called Oceanic and they explained it to me.

    So John Fink is gonna have to let his people know ASAP to let Oceanic know ASAP to adjust their line up accordingly for DVRers as soon as tomorrow’s vball game ends. Keep in mind, there are no K5 people working on the weekends.

  144. ai-eee-soos April 28, 2010 6:04 pm

    … change of pace …

    “… The College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa ranked 50th out of 279 in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report annual listing of the “Best Graduate Schools,” the college said in a news release.

    In the funded research category, UH-Manoa ranked fourth, coming in after Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas at Austin and Teachers College at Columbia University. …”

    … from the daily tabloid.

  145. chawan_cut April 28, 2010 6:12 pm

    i’m pretty sure you can “manually” record a program on your dvr. thats how we record the football games and extend the recording past the set time.

  146. chawan_cut April 28, 2010 6:15 pm

    ok, nvm, i think i mispoke. you need the original program time to be there first before you alter the start and end.

  147. Kazz April 28, 2010 6:24 pm


    Yeah, this is one of those times that the DVR system is hand-cuffed.

    Too bad I trashed my VCR….. 😡

  148. jm2375 April 28, 2010 6:30 pm

    Kazz – I just programmed my dvr using a manual timer. I think I’m gonna preempt at least one of my other shows, but WTH. 😀 I have Dish, not Oceanic.

  149. Pauoa Boy April 28, 2010 6:37 pm

    Nice to see Rodney Bradley back on the field running some routes. Hope he is fully recovered before season starts. He is a beast and could become one of the top receivers in the nation with Greg Salas and Kealoha Pilares. If only Malcolm Lane was back…oohwee talk about headache akshon trying to cover those four guys at the same time. Rod and Malcolm out wide, Kealoha and Greg in the slots…scary!

  150. LizKauai [iMac] m/ April 28, 2010 6:40 pm



  151. Kazz April 28, 2010 6:56 pm


  152. NYUH April 28, 2010 7:30 pm

    Thanks Garret, I’ll just be patient. Looks like you have a fan at the Certified Nursing Assistant program

  153. Old Diver April 28, 2010 7:33 pm

    Concerning the Chinese girl who lost her medal. While at first glance this looks unfair we need to look at the rest of the story. During the last Summer Olympics the Chinese were cheating by again by using under aged girls. The rest of the story is that the US also had under aged girls who were better than the ones who made the team. We of course played by the rules and didn’t let them compete. This is about playing fair.

  154. labratatouie April 28, 2010 7:46 pm

    Good luck Brashton.

    Congrats to Aneli and Andreas.

  155. Slugger April 28, 2010 7:52 pm


    Not to worry, those who are volunteering were asked to wear their Tsaiko shirts or a Tsaiko name tag. I’m also providing a list of volunteer’s names to the Foundation.

    Just hope the football players can make it on Saturday. That’ll be fun!

  156. Ralph April 28, 2010 7:59 pm

    Rules are rules, everyone got to abid by them. But that doesn’t take away the fact that our older athletes trained for 4 years or more and lost to 12 year olds. U.S. was reported to be in 4th place, gains medal after the Chinese forfeits its position. How will the U.S. athlete celebrate her medal, look, I finally got my medal because the Chinese gymnast cheated, she was younger than me and underage to compete.

  157. Ralph April 28, 2010 8:01 pm

    now that slugger mentioned it, I had to go look for my name tag.

  158. d1島 April 28, 2010 8:05 pm

    Imagine how the Oni who lost to Momotaro felt?

  159. Slugger April 28, 2010 8:06 pm


    If there really is a place with all-you-can-eat oysters for $14.99, I’m in! Gotta be FRESH, though. Hog Island Oyster Bar in the SF Ferry Building is a WONDERFUL place to eat oysters, but it’s not a buffet. Great view, fresh oysters, wonderful town.

  160. Ralph April 28, 2010 8:06 pm

    who is Oni and Momotaro?

  161. d1島 April 28, 2010 8:09 pm

    China has a pool 1B people larger than the US

  162. d1島 April 28, 2010 8:11 pm

    Momotaro is the friend of the dog, monkey and pheasant.

  163. Slugger April 28, 2010 8:17 pm

    BACARDI what, Kazz?

  164. Ralph April 28, 2010 8:23 pm

    population is relative, U.S. has more people and money than most countries competing in the olympics, summer or winter. The best will usually win, there are upsets of perceived favorites but that’s why they compete. It’s like football, they are schools with bigger enrollment than UH, larger endowment, better facilities, but on any given Saturday, the boys should be ready to compete and they have a chance to win the game. Even the Mets won the world series with Seaver, Koosman, McGraw, they “believed” or McGraw did.

  165. d1島 April 28, 2010 8:31 pm


  166. SteveM April 28, 2010 8:33 pm

    April 28th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    If there really is a place with all-you-can-eat oysters for $14.99, I’m in! Gotta be FRESH, though. Hog Island Oyster Bar in the SF Ferry Building is a WONDERFUL place to eat oysters, but it’s not a buffet. Great view, fresh oysters, wonderful town.

    I knew of several inexpensive all-you-can eat oyster/seafood buffets along the York River in Yorktown, VA. Found them by water on, errrr, area familiarization training.

    I never went to eat , but my buddies came back one night –unhappy about the rude waitress who said she’d rather have to clothe them than feed ’em. 😆 Some things are universal….

  167. Ralph April 28, 2010 8:43 pm

    Na Wahine tennis and water polo team are on the road and competing in the WAC playoffs at Fresno for tennis, and UCLA for the MPSF water polo championships. Good luck to the ladies.

  168. Ralph April 28, 2010 8:47 pm

    lots of chinese but not all involved with the mainstream chinese sports federation, let alone live in the metropolis. Country folks doing their own thing.

  169. whitey April 28, 2010 8:47 pm

    ralph, no matter what, rules are rules and if you can’t abide by the rules, why have any organized games. you might as well have chaos and beat the sh— out of your opponent before competition. that’s is what you are advocating and that my friend is why organized games have rules.

  170. whitey April 28, 2010 8:50 pm

    the warriors have team rules, so a player like lane and moniz should be exempt from the rules because they were on the first team??? to that I say B S!!!! if you can’t abide by the rules, don’t play the game. Simple!!!

  171. Slugger April 28, 2010 8:50 pm

    I’ve had a dozen & a half oysters at the Acme Oyster House in Nawlins. (No oyster challenge for me.) The guy who used to host the Victory Garden on PBS told me to drink hard liquor with raw oysters to kill any bacteria in the raw oysters. Don’t know if that really works, but a gin ‘n tonic or vodka tonic, goes well with an oyster dinner. 🙂 Ah, Nawlins…Dookie Chase, Preservation Hall, Cafe du Monde…

  172. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 28, 2010 9:05 pm

    Second Nature Krew fans- the Band Champ number to call after 10pm and before midnight is (808) 979-1611.
    Mahalo for your votes!!!

  173. Slugger April 28, 2010 9:35 pm

    Props to my niece’s St. Francis softball team. They beat the PAC-5 team this afternoon, 5-3. This was the senior game; they did good!

  174. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 28, 2010 9:40 pm

    (808) 979-1611 call or text the word VOTE to vote for Second Nature Krew!  Now to midnight. Mahalo!

  175. BG April 28, 2010 9:42 pm

    Liz…the dang number is BUSSSSSY…

  176. BG April 28, 2010 9:45 pm

    Liz…thanks for the text suggestion…

  177. BG April 28, 2010 9:46 pm

    Hey Bryon! Best wishes being sent your way!

  178. labratatouie April 28, 2010 10:12 pm

    Good luck Rocky.

  179. al April 28, 2010 10:19 pm


    April 28th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    If there really is a place with all-you-can-eat oysters for $14.99, I’m in! Gotta be FRESH, though. Hog Island Oyster Bar in the SF Ferry Building is a WONDERFUL place to eat oysters, but it’s not a buffet. Great view, fresh oysters, wonderful town.

    the place is aptly named….”aw, shucks”

  180. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc April 28, 2010 10:25 pm

    I have four DVD recorders set up to record everything I watch on tv. I need to call K5 to make sure that I have everything set properly since I’ll also also be recording stuff on three other channels as well.

    The donation jars are ready to go. Everyone who stops by – even if they don’t drop something in the jar – will get a piece of candy or some other goodie, courtesy of DaDocs. We were planning to bring snackiecrackums for the Tsai-kos but decided to say mahalo to all the fans instead. .

    Re an earlier post – the money left over from the bike fund is under the control of the football program, but it is only to be used for equipment purcjhases & repairs. At least, that’s what I was told last fall. Will update that information if Don Weir doesn’t respond.

    I don’t know anything about the softball bracelet fund, but there’s no reason not to ask if it’s still sitting in an “award” fund or if it were spent on something else.

    Which reminds me – someone asked about getting access to UH Athletic Department financial records. They, like viirtually all other kinds of state and county documents, are available. Please see me for instructions on how to request an inspection time.

    Can you make copies? That depends.

    About the only records NOT open are personnel documents which means that probably the Bolla Buy Out will not be available. However, it’s okay to ask for them and, if not accessible, you’ll get a written response with the appropriate legal citations.

  181. BleedGreen808 April 28, 2010 10:38 pm

    Okay, been going at it since 10. Need to take a break for a minute.

  182. LK April 28, 2010 10:42 pm

    Any volunteers that are manning the Tsai-ko donation jar at the Wahine Softball game need a name badge? email me by tomorrow afternoon at and I’ll get a badge to you somehow. Already made one for jmxxxx.

    Ukuboi’s number (Second Nature Krew) is really busy, I don’t do text. Just got thru, didn’t the voice sound like Billy-V?

  183. Ralph April 28, 2010 10:44 pm

    BleedGreen 38 minutes of what?

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  186. Lopaka43 April 28, 2010 11:40 pm

    Aloha, Tsaikos!!

    You guys are amazing. What a range of topics were covered in today’s postings, Football, Food, Friends, Fun… what the heck were all the F’s??

    I especially loved when Ralph didn’t know that “Momotaro is the friend of the dog, monkey and pheasant” !!! So Hawaii. I defy you to find that kine reference in any other blog on the planet.

    And what a wild time in Warrior and Bows. Great stuff happening on all UH sports, exemplified by the VB win over Pepperdine. Staying in it, digging down, and pulling it out. We could really get used to that kind of pattern!!

    Go Warriors!!! Go Bows!!! See you all at the Warrior Bowl..

    P.S. Slugger, you won… The big but not basketball playing kid decided to go NAU. I guess we will start following the Bulla pattern now, but maybe pairing Warrior football trips with sidetrips to Flagstaff.

  187. Pomai April 29, 2010 12:23 am

    The bracelet monies was all handled by the UH foundation, so they would be the ones to know if there is any left over money, as far as Bob Coolen knows all monies have been spent. I guess if one was interested in finding out they could get some kind of accounting statement from the UH foundation.

    Now I did not see any of the individual checks, but I had asked that whoever wrote a check put down on the bottom portion of the check in the memo area, “For softball bracelets” so if all the checks had that on them they could only be used to purchase the bracelets, now if that area was left blank or someone sent cash then those monies could have gone into some kind of general fund.

    That about all I know of the money that was collected for the bracelets.

  188. LizKauai (iPhone PDX) April 29, 2010 12:32 am

    Mahalo for supporting fellow Tsai-ko ukuleleboi and the Second Nature Krew!
    We’ll find out who the winner is tomorrow on the KHON news at 5.
    Nitey nite and SWEET Band Champ dreams!

  189. Kekoa (iPhone) April 29, 2010 3:02 am

    E kala mai Liz. I’ve been trying to get a few things cleared lately. By the time I caught up on the blog, all the band voting had stopped.

    Byron is a winner no matter what happens. Tell him I hope he gets more recognition for his talent.

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