Saturday ramblings

Clarence “Lafu” Tuioti-Mariner is the latest to “retire” from football. He won’t participate in Pro Day. Instead, he is intent on completing work on his bachelor’s degree. Tuioti-Mariner never quite had the career we all envisioned. But he worked hard, was popular and tried to be upbeat. He now tries to help the offensive linemen during unsupervised workouts.


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Laupepa Letuli has trimmed down β€” his body and, most noticeably, his hair.


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Here’s Oregon State transfer Steven Ikaika Rodenhurst. He said he goes by either Steven or Ikaika.


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And happy belated birthday to Nick Rolovich, who turned 30. It’s hard to believe we’re the same age.


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I was going to post a picture of the turkey meatloaf I ordered at Gourmet Express in Kahala Mall, but the program says I’ve used up all of my picture space. Maybe next time.




  1. WarriorMojo February 21, 2009 8:55 am

    #1 Baby! You can’t ban me!

  2. Kazz February 21, 2009 8:56 am

    There is something satisfying about seeing those photos of UH athletes on the new turf!

    Happy Birthday Coach Rolo!!!

  3. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 8:59 am

    top 5 baby!

  4. Kazz February 21, 2009 9:00 am

    Ban you?

    Mojo, watchado?!?!?!?! :mrgreen:

  5. Stephen Tsai February 21, 2009 9:01 am

    The only bad thing about the new turf, or any FieldTurf-like surface, is the granules that get into your shoe. I tell you. You do an onfield interview at Aloha Stadium, and four days later, you’re still shaking out the little granules. Players try to tape their shoes, but it doesn’t help. It’s like running (in tennis shoes) on the beach.

  6. Stephen Tsai February 21, 2009 9:02 am

    Did you make my wife sing alone in drama class again ?

  7. Stephen Tsai February 21, 2009 9:04 am

    It only took her 25 years to forgive you.
    She’s still mad at me because I didn’t give her my jacket at the symphony. Symphony? Yeah, don’t ask.

  8. SteveM February 21, 2009 9:09 am

    Good morning ST and everyone!

    You, Wena and WarriorMojo singing in drama class… ?

  9. Garret February 21, 2009 9:12 am

    Best wishes to Lafu…it is great that he’ll get his degree!

  10. SteveM February 21, 2009 9:15 am

    My congrats to Tuioti-Mariner and all athletes who attain their degrees. That is a worthy accomplishment!

  11. Garret February 21, 2009 9:15 am

    MSNBC has an article about the budget situation at UH.

    “We are expecting to cut about $31 million out of general fund cuts total of $725 million, but we have other sources of revenue,” UH President David McClain said.

    McClain is banking on the return of overhead from research grants, from tuition and some help from the government’s stimulus package.

    Dwindling revenues from UH games is also a worry threatening a fragile sports budget.

    The UH Foundation eliminated 18 positions this month. The foundation’s endowment dropped 21 percent during the last half of the year.

    Various UH campuses are drawing up lists of possible places to cut. Among the options being floated are furloughing deans and administrators.

  12. Garret February 21, 2009 9:16 am

    Happy belated Birthday to Rolo!

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 9:18 am

    Top Twenny!

  14. wafan February 21, 2009 9:19 am

    And now another date to which to look forward! Yahoo!


  15. wafan February 21, 2009 9:20 am

    UH athletes are looking good!

    Happy birthday for the little 3-0, Rolo!

  16. TOM February 21, 2009 9:21 am

    Good morning to all. I’m not singing tonight so it will be safe for all Tsai-kos to attend!

    And no, Jim is not a “yes” man – except maybe to Shy!

  17. wafan February 21, 2009 9:21 am

    I do not even remember being 30 once upon a long time ago.

  18. Kazz February 21, 2009 9:22 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    February 21st, 2009 at 9:01 am
    The only bad thing about the new turf, or any FieldTurf-like surface, is the granules that get into your shoe. I tell you. You do an onfield interview at Aloha Stadium, and four days later, you’re still shaking out the little granules. Players try to tape their shoes, but it doesn’t help. It’s like running (in tennis shoes) on the beach.

    I can only imagine what it must have been or must be like to play ball on the domoturf at Les Murakami Stadium. I remember players complained the granules would get into their jerseys and just itch the hell out of them.

    But as I was passing by Ching Field I saw a HUGE pile of that stuff near the fence…. I contemplated leaping into it to see if it would hurt.

  19. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 9:25 am

    Happy Birthday Rolo.

    thought you wuz way older, so mature and wize and all. πŸ˜€

  20. Kazz February 21, 2009 9:25 am

    We all know of the financial issues Jim Donovan and the entire department along with the teams would have to face when the economy turned sour, but something about seeing it on the front page yesterday left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

    Sometimes you think you know, but then you stare at the financial figures in front of you and you wonder how JD wakes up every morning.

  21. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 9:26 am

    have fun tonite guyz. gonna bury my friend in a few.

  22. Blackie February 21, 2009 9:27 am

    ST, how many years now have you been 30?

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 9:27 am

    Why would anybody wanna ban lil’ ole Warrior Mojo?

  24. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 9:27 am

    hi ho hi ho.

    esme wooshhh>>>>>>

  25. MeiLing February 21, 2009 9:28 am

    Happy belated birthday to Coach Rolo!

    Good to hear that ‘Lafu’ is aiming to complete his degree.

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 9:28 am

    Happy Three-oh Rol-oh!

  27. bighilofan2 February 21, 2009 9:29 am

    one last thought….

    “the intensity is gonna go off the chart this year, staring now”

    So it was said,

    Let it be done.


  28. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 9:29 am

    Great decision by Tuioti-Mariner.

    Also like Letuli’s choice to “lock” it down.
    A little more “DL” for all the OL guys might be a good thing.
    Who knows? Maybe the officials will subliminally figure, “Hey, these guys ain’t so bad.”

    Happy Birthday Coach Rolo!

  29. letsgowarriors February 21, 2009 9:29 am

    i cant wait to see what Shaw can do with Letuli and Estes. and i hope he can improve Kia’s play. if he stays long enough, he got a good core of the inside with: tuiasosopo, maafala and makainai. now just gotta land the OTs, go get crabb and hatchie.

  30. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 9:33 am

    If I tried to get a pic of my meatloaf at BCD last night, I’d need a pretty fast shutter speed! Mm-mmm good πŸ˜‰

  31. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 9:35 am


    Wish you was going be at Genji tonight; we could talk!

  32. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 9:36 am


    So what is the Canonization date?

  33. WarriorMojo February 21, 2009 9:37 am

    Sorry, back from getting tickets for Journey. When I was trying to access Warrior Beat earlier, I kept getting a message that my IP had been banned for spamming this blog “in particular”. So when I finally got through….

    Pepa, stretch those hammies! This is your year to DOMINATE! Make it happen. I am very excited to see what magic Coach Shaw can perform with our O-line.

    Hope to see you all at k-call tonight, but my family got that flu bug that’s been going around so I might have to play Nurse Mojo. Hah, scary thought.

  34. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 9:37 am


    (but I guess that is it, huh?)

  35. wafan February 21, 2009 9:50 am

    d1 . . .

    Yes! At last. A lot of us have been waiting a while.

    I wonder if the name will change? If it does that will be very expensive with signage, stationery, logos, etc. Dang.

  36. al β„’ February 21, 2009 9:50 am

    Why would anybody wanna ban lil’ ole Warrior Mojo?

    dpk, is this the same mojo that we know?
    he is little now?

  37. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 9:53 am

    Nurse Mojo?

    Anything like this (in)famous one?

  38. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 9:58 am


    Nah! $ave money…jus’ write ’em in! πŸ˜†

  39. koakaneΒ± February 21, 2009 10:02 am

    good sat morning tsai-ko’s! how’s everyone hangnig today? getting ready to hit costco and stock up for today’s sports. day looking mighty fine so far.

    hard luck to bball warriors, faced a really good pitcher who had some good stuff going for 7+ innings.

    hippo birdie two ewe crolo may your second 30 be just as good as the first.

    d1 think the final canonization date was for sometime in Oct this year. the school on houghtailing is planning something according to the news letters I getting. don’t know if name will change to St or stay memorial or just DHS. no matta really

  40. Stephen Tsai February 21, 2009 10:06 am

    I think we actually get thousands of spam on this site daily. But it gets screened.
    I’m like, hey, more hits …
    Management always has that tsk-tsk look.

  41. brew808 February 21, 2009 10:07 am

    When a school changes it’s name, does that invalidate all previously issued graduation certificates? πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  42. Stephen Tsai February 21, 2009 10:08 am

    Hey, not sure if I’ll be able to make it tonight.
    Me coughing in an enclosed room might not be such a good idea.
    I’d hate to have a disease named after me.

  43. WarriorMojo February 21, 2009 10:08 am

    Al, compared to some I am. Not naming names of course.

    D1, can’t you just see me in a white nurse’s dress holding a syringe? Yikes!

  44. WarriorMojo February 21, 2009 10:09 am

    ST, you want Nurse Mojo to pay you a house call?

  45. el guapo February 21, 2009 10:11 am

    There was some discussion last night about Craig Stutzmann.

    If he takes advantage of the current situation and gets his master’s degree first, that can only help his opportunities in the long run.

  46. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 10:13 am


    I’m sure SteveM will be scrambling to let you know, but we will be in the main lounge tonight, not the small room. (Like the time Rich2176 was there)

  47. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 10:14 am


    Long time…Hope you are well!

  48. brew808 February 21, 2009 10:15 am

    Belated b-day wishes to Rolo, 808Chef,
    CRW, truegreen, Kieren, Tiffany, and mika!!!
    I’m sure there are others that I missed. πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  49. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 10:16 am


    No needle. But as I’d always say to Nurse Ratched, “I’d rather have a free bottle in front of me than a pre-frontal lobotomy!”

  50. brew808 February 21, 2009 10:18 am

    #31 d1ε³Ά:
    February 21st, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Wish you was going be at Genji tonight; we could talk!

    Talk?!! TALK? – I thought you were going there to sing! πŸ™„ πŸ˜† πŸ˜€

  51. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 10:19 am

    el guapo,
    Of course that sounds reasonable but there is that “buying Pampers” thing… πŸ™„

    Well, I’m off to use my “40% off” Border’s coupon…

    …play nice.

  52. brew808 February 21, 2009 10:20 am

    W-mojo + syringe –> enema 😯 πŸ™„ 😯

  53. Stephen Tsai February 21, 2009 10:22 am

    I think, with any job that’s worthwhile, patience is the key.
    Writing isn’t coaching, but I worked for a lot of small publications and covered a lot of tough events before getting hired at The Tizer.
    And even there, I was a part-timer for more than five years. I was passed over by a lot of people (mostly from the Mainland). One guy who was hired ahead of me was Ed Kennedy, who didn’t know any sports. He once forced himself to watch a golf telecast so he could learn about sports coverage. But back then the managing editor didn’t promote any local guys. After the ME left, then things changed.The part-timers β€” me, Dave Koga, Bart Asato β€” were promoted to full time. Koga is now in charge of online content, Asato is the assistant sports editor. Kennedy got canned several years ago.

  54. Stephen Tsai February 21, 2009 10:24 am

    That’s the one good thing about our paper now. It believes in diversity, and it offers opportunities for locally raised journalists. That wasn’t the case 15 years ago.

  55. jm2375 February 21, 2009 10:25 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Happy belated birthday to Coach Rolo! I sorta remember being 30…

    brew – where you been? a black-ops mission? πŸ™‚

    Good luck to the baseball and basketball teams against the Anteaters today. Anteaters, what a nickname. *snicker snicker*

  56. brew808 February 21, 2009 10:30 am

    I know I’m late…. but I send my heartfelt condolences to:

    momo, Garret, & family for the loss of their dear friend, Mr. Morita

    Curveball and his family …. (((((((((~Kristin~)))))))))

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 10:31 am


    Writing novels or movies… Patience.

    You never did tell us if your nose is better or if you went to the Docs.

    My eyes and nose have been running for almost a month now.

  58. Bulla February 21, 2009 10:31 am

    good morning Tsaikos,

    la-la-la-la-laaaaaaaaaaaaaa, ok, that’s enough, ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaa

    congrats to all student atheltes who get their degrees πŸ™‚

    mahalo and aloha to Bob Sevey…..a class act

  59. Kazz February 21, 2009 10:31 am


    The front of their uniforms read “Eaters”… πŸ˜†

    I had to watch my language last night as I BADLY wanted to yell something with regards to what their jerseys said as there were children around. πŸ‘Ώ

    I also saw their basketball team in attendance last night and they sat next near our side (3rd base) and it looks like we’ll have the edge on height in tonight’s basketball game.

  60. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 10:32 am

    Wasn’t the ‘Tiser still owned by TTS fifteen years ago?

  61. brew808 February 21, 2009 10:33 am

    Hey, anyone hear from Ronnie? Her dad was scheduled for a stent procedure last Friday…. Always keeping good thoughts and prayers for our Tsaiko ‘ohana….

  62. Stephen Tsai February 21, 2009 10:35 am

    Went to the doc, who said I had an ear infection. Not sure what that had to do with nose bleeds.
    I haven’t had one since Wednesday, I think, when I freaked out the Longs cashier. Well, I think it was the nose bleed that freaked her out …

  63. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 10:35 am

    Sad to note the passing of Bob Sevey. I can remember him from an elementary school field trip. He was very nice to our class. So many of the icons of our youth are passing on. God bless you Mr. Sevey.

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid February 21, 2009 10:38 am

    There must be reason why there are doctors who specialize in the ear, nose, and throat. Those areas are closely linked I reckon.

  65. brew808 February 21, 2009 10:42 am

    ear, nose, and throat (mouth)…. pretty interchangeable… on Mr. Potato-Head! πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  66. OldDiver February 21, 2009 10:44 am

    Concerning the budget crisis at the athletic department. I remember when HF said he did not go to the legislature to ask for funding while he was AD because upper campus was in charge of lobbying for funds. Well this stepping on toes just sounded stupid. The upper campus mandates the athletic department be self sufficient but did not allow them to lobby on their own for funding. These ivory tower decisions make no sense. ST can you tell me if anything has changed?

  67. SteveM February 21, 2009 10:47 am

    Stephen Tsai:
    February 21st, 2009 at 10:08 am
    Hey, not sure if I’ll be able to make it tonight.
    Me coughing in an enclosed room might not be such a good idea.
    I’d hate to have a disease named after me.

    ST — you gotta be more positive…I think the Tsai-ko choir was memorizing the following lyrics just for you as a homework assignment for tonight…

    Shawty had them apple bottom jeans
    Boots with da fur
    The whole club is lookin’ at her
    She hit the flo’
    Next thing you know
    Shawty got low, low, low, low, low

    Them baggy sweat pants
    and the REeboks with the straps
    she turned around and gave that big booty a smack
    she hit the flo’
    next thing you know
    Shawty got low, low, low, low…..

    ….featuring our “America” and “Jones” Tsingers πŸ™‚

  68. brew808 February 21, 2009 10:56 am

    Howzit SteveM – I’m sure you’re quite excited about tonight’s KK w/ las vegas. I was going to suggest a song…. but I found this on the u. When did the Tsaikos perform this….? πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  69. Kazz February 21, 2009 11:02 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    February 21st, 2009 at 10:35 am
    Went to the doc, who said I had an ear infection. Not sure what that had to do with nose bleeds.
    I haven’t had one since Wednesday, I think, when I freaked out the Longs cashier. Well, I think it was the nose bleed that freaked her out …

    Makes sense I guess since they are all somewhat connected as DPK mentioned.

    I see my ear, nose, and throat specialist once every six months to check up on a massive operation I had about six years ago. As a result of this I no longer can swim because the operation pretty much opened up my ear canal in my right ear and I have ZERO hearing on that side, but it was worth it considering the alternative…

    Anyway, my doctor’s name is Dr. Meredith Pang and his office is in Nuuanu, in case you’d want a second opinion.

  70. Ralph February 21, 2009 11:04 am

    Mojo I got the same message a few weeks ago, got banned for day and a half then I was able to log on again….techies trying to control ST number of hits

  71. brew808 February 21, 2009 11:04 am

    Meredith is a guy? πŸ™„

  72. brew808 February 21, 2009 11:12 am

    Hiya jm2212009 – It’s no more fun teasing you about your hoyas…. Did you already “mark it” down as another L for team GU?

    So is it too “soon” to rank OU as #1. Or, is it the Pitts? My vote goes to Carolina Blue and the ACC…. πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  73. bb February 21, 2009 11:21 am

    They need to bring the food menu from Les and bring it over to Stan.

    Warrior Dog baby.

  74. Jason February 21, 2009 11:23 am

    Hey, good to see you again, brew808!

    Mmm, Gourmet Express. If that sounds familiar to anyone, it’s because it’s owned by a Tsai-ko lurker’s family:

    I said it yesterday, and el guapo said it this morning: Stutz getting his Master’s degree can only help him in the future. If he has any serious aspirations of becoming a head coach or administrator, whether it be at St. Louis, UH, or any place else, then that degree will help him get it. I just hope that Mack has communicated that to him, and that both parties are on the same page.

  75. SteveM February 21, 2009 11:25 am

    Hi brew808 — long time! Me exited about tonight? Nah–just the same-o same-o when you assemble certain Tsingers together. But explain to me the the concept of “critical mass” and what happens when that is attained?

    I know the song, “We Are Family” but am not positive if and when we sang it a Karaoke Call. Sounds like one for Liz as the lead Tsinger.

    BTW, Long Time UH Fan is looking doubtful tonight for health reasons, but he requests his old blog buddy sing Misora Hibari’s Kawa no Nagare. I recall las vegas saying he doesn’t do Hibari (female), but maybe one of his gals tonight….

  76. Kazz February 21, 2009 11:26 am


    and vice versa… well at least the “Bumbucha Nachos” instead of those cheapie 7-11 type at Les Murakami.

  77. brew808 February 21, 2009 11:27 am

    Jason… um… you can see me? 😯

  78. brew808 February 21, 2009 11:30 am

    Question: Is bb = BB = doubleB? πŸ™„

  79. jm2375 February 21, 2009 11:32 am

    brew – ACC – pffffttt. Watched the GU game. They were in it for most of the game. Inexperienced. Next year!! I am, and forever will be, a HOYA! and a UH fan of course (Warrior, Rainbow Warrior, Rainbow, Wahine). πŸ™‚

  80. Jason February 21, 2009 11:37 am

    Unfortunately, brew808, I can. I see you’re going with the rugged beard look lately. And is that a beer by your keyboard? (Kinda hard to see, it’s not an HD spy camera.) Geez, you’ve been associating with koakane too much, it’s way too early for that. πŸ˜‰

    The price of the chili cheese nachos was nice, but yeah, I’d rather have the Bumbucha nachos. Otherwise, I’d go down to 7-11 and get some for a cheaper price, anyways. πŸ˜€

  81. brew808 February 21, 2009 11:41 am

    jm72to78….. my sympathy for you…. πŸ˜₯

  82. brew808 February 21, 2009 11:43 am

    Jason – 0 for two… back to your partial diff eqns and tensors….. πŸ™„ πŸ˜€

  83. brew808 February 21, 2009 11:46 am


    If you claim you’re a “Doctor of Chinese Medicine”, does that mean you’re really a licensed MD? 😯

  84. Jason February 21, 2009 11:50 am

    BTW, when I said unfortunately, I meant because I have to see you sitting in front of your computer in your underwear. But then I didn’t think I’d want to mention that on the blog.

    Wait a minute … Whoops.

    And I’m not studying PDEs and tensors. I’m studying stats and Markov chains. Trying to become the next jm2375, a.k.a., J-Fraud. Of course, I’d be less fraudulent than her … πŸ˜€

  85. jm2375 February 21, 2009 11:50 am

    Anyone else saw this? Wish we had more coaches like this guy…

  86. Jason February 21, 2009 11:50 am

    Okay, gotta run and get some things done if I’m going to go to Genji tonight.

  87. HiFlyer February 21, 2009 11:51 am

    So who’s going to the baseball game today?

  88. brew808 February 21, 2009 11:52 am

    rob25 already cited that story…. πŸ™‚

  89. brew808 February 21, 2009 11:56 am

    HyFlyer – you can go for the combo plate – Baseball (x2) + Basketball + karaoke! πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  90. jm2375 February 21, 2009 11:56 am

    Jason – I’m going to ignore that remark. But beware, you are very close to getting bachi’d …

    OK it’s noon, time to get da keed up…

  91. HiFlyer February 21, 2009 11:59 am


    I would do that but don’t know if I can sit for that long.

  92. brew808 February 21, 2009 12:00 pm

    C’mon Jason – I’m sure you can aspire to higher goals than that (#84)…. 😯 πŸ˜† 😯

  93. SteveM February 21, 2009 12:03 pm

    noon…wish I was jm2375’s keed….

    Jason — you riding with the 52″ Bravia celebrity tonight?

  94. brew808 February 21, 2009 12:04 pm

    Just wondering…. is J(J) going to the KK tonight with someone? 😯

  95. brew808 February 21, 2009 12:05 pm

    SteveM – Re: #92 – Please reconsider what you just said! 😯 😯 😯

  96. brew808 February 21, 2009 12:06 pm

    😳 #93 😳

  97. brew808 February 21, 2009 12:09 pm

    We’d have to call you jm’s_lil’SteveM2375, or something like that….then have to whack you …. just because…. 😯

  98. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 12:12 pm

    Howzit everyone!

    I just got through watching last night’s baseball game and I must say that UH ran into one buzzsaw through 7 innings. The prospect of that Irvine pitcher getting the no-no looked really possible until Van Doornum got that bloop single to lead off the 8th.

    Irvine is a good team. You’d like to go into a series thinking “sweep”, but when dealing with a team like this, I’d be just as happy getting a split or taking 3 out of 4. We’ll see.

    I suspect Kazz (or our other Tsaiko baseball experts) are already en route to the stadium.

  99. Rob25 February 21, 2009 12:13 pm

    Condolences to the Walter family on the loss of their daughter. Thank you for your sacrifice and her service to our country.

    Frank told me that the battalion is taking it pretty hard. He said that it was a bad day and the weather is “badder” to lighten the situation a little. Seriously, it’s very sad to lose someone so young.

  100. Kazz February 21, 2009 12:19 pm


    February 21st, 2009 at 11:51 am
    So who’s going to the baseball game today?

    Baseball and basketball BABY!!!!

    The “Eaters” are a better team on the baseball field and we’ve got our work cut out for us this weekend, BUT let’s see them pull that crap on the court!

    Basketball Bows – 67
    UC Irvine “Eaters” – 51

  101. A-House February 21, 2009 12:22 pm

    Congrats to Lafu in his decison to study hard and earn his degree come may 2009.

    Happy Birfday to Coach Rollo and many more to come. Met his wife at the Nov 2008 function at SSC – very nice lady. Rollo’s Dad got us a special autographed picture of Rollo, through a mutual friend, and promised that anything Mrs A-House wanted from Rollo to let him know – maybe special invitation to functions?

  102. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 12:24 pm

    Thanks Rob25.

    Condolences and Aloha to the Walter Ohana.

  103. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 12:26 pm

    This link also from another station

  104. Kekoa February 21, 2009 12:36 pm

    I had to stop myself from commenting about how young the girl from Frank’s battalion was. We have, and have had lots of youngsters that age participating in our World Wars.

    It’s always a shame to see a young life taken so far away from home. We continue to pray for Frank’s safe homecoming Rob. God Bless him and his troops.,

  105. jm2375 February 21, 2009 12:36 pm

    Condolences to the Walter ohana.

  106. Rob25 February 21, 2009 12:41 pm

    Good luck to both the Baseball and Basketball Bows! Represent!!

  107. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 12:47 pm

    May good fortune be with you
    May your guiding light be strong
    Build a stairway to heaven
    With a prince or a vagabond

    And may you never love in vain
    And in my heart you will remain
    Forever young, forever young

    And when you finally fly away
    Ill be hoping that I served you well
    For all the wisdom of a lifetime
    No one can ever tell

    But whatever road you choose
    Im right behind you, win or lose
    Forever young, forever young

  108. al β„’ February 21, 2009 12:57 pm

    my final take on the stutz1 stuff…

    since i am not privileged to have been there when stutz1 and coach mack first sat down it is hard for me to past judgment upon either party. at this point, it has become he said, you said, who said, did he say that, and the like.

    no telling what were the exact words that day, yesterday, today, or tomorrow. so, i am not qualified to say if stutz1 is getting a raw deal because i don’t know the deal.

    i can say that he has been given a great opportunity to get in the door of the college coaching career path. boy, if i could get an education and paid, coupled with a chance to enter a field that some of us have done for 20 years on a gratis basis, it would be too good to be true.

    lets remember that college football/athletics is big business and not high school. as such, ever decision is important. mack had little time to assemble a coaching team last year, now with the exodus of two he has had the time to pick n choose. these guys will help mold the future. stutz1 is a part of that future too.

    in the business world, one gets paid for his experience and track record. stutz1’s time will come, sometimes we gotta tow the line before we get to reap the rewards.

    small steps, it takes small steps to achieve great heights.

    …nuff said.

  109. brew808 February 21, 2009 12:58 pm

    Tough loss for Carolina Blue, but it is … just a game….

    My condolences to the Sevey and Walter families for their respective losses. (My commentary:) Wow, what a contrast – Bob Sevey was such an accomplished, renown public figure. For the Walters, their daughter was so young, and brave, serving and sacrificing for her country…. And yet in both cases, to the families and friends… still a significant loss….

  110. addahknowjoe February 21, 2009 1:01 pm

    No word could truly ever comfort the loss a loved one in times of war. It’s difficult to comprehend the reason why anyone would voluntarily put themselves in harms way for the better of us all. There’s no reset button that many would like to believe. It is the ultimate sacrifice one could ever put forth.

    I’ve never met Cwislyn. What I do know about her is she will never have the chance to experience the life we take for granted everyday. She will never see this up coming football season. She will never have the chance to go to college. She will never text and gossip with her friends. She will never have the chance to fall in love, get married, have children, join and ask life questions on MLM, blog here with us, have and watch her grandchildren grow up.

    I ask each and every one of you to stop for a moment and close your eyes. Take a moment and simply reflect on what you’re doing right now. Then look at the life you’ve lived that brought you to this moment. Then quietly realize that the very opportunity you just had to reflect on your life was made possible by the sacrifice of those named Cwislyn.

    Our deepest condolences go out to the Walter Ohana.

  111. FloridaTed February 21, 2009 1:07 pm


    I agree with you, who knows what’s really going on with the Stutz situation. I don’t understand what the problem is anyway. He would be crazy to give up his Masters right now, just to get an assistance job. Once he has his Masters, many more doors will open for him.

    Maybe that’s the deal with BigMack and Stutz, finish your Masters and we’ll work you in?

  112. Rob25 February 21, 2009 1:07 pm

    Well said A-joe!!

  113. FloridaTed February 21, 2009 1:09 pm

    It’s always like a needle in my heart, everytime I read about the death of another young one in a foreign war.

  114. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 1:14 pm

    Prayers of healing also for three others “seriously injured” in the same incident.

  115. wafan February 21, 2009 1:17 pm

    Thank you, A-joe.

    Condolences to the the Walter family.

  116. Rob25 February 21, 2009 1:25 pm

    I wonder if weather was in any way a factor. Frank said that they are having really bad wind and sand storms, which affect visibility and add more risk. Not to speculate, but I wonder if there was an accident.

  117. Ralph February 21, 2009 1:35 pm

    well said and written a/Joe…..condolences to the Walter ohana, we all share and feel your sorrow and pain for Cwislyn, and when our names are called we shall join her and rejoice….aloha

  118. Kekoa February 21, 2009 1:41 pm

    Very well said A-Joe. We spoke of this not too long ago.

  119. Garret February 21, 2009 1:43 pm

    Condolences to the Walter family. Words are inadequate to express the sadness I feel every time I hear about a tragedy regarding one of our soldiers.

  120. Garret February 21, 2009 1:44 pm


    Thank you for writing so much of what I and many others feel.

  121. Garret February 21, 2009 1:48 pm

    I agree that getting his Masters degree and getting the experience as a GA is going to be good for Stutz1. I do hope that UH take less than 2 more years to resolve his situation–he should be getting his Masters degree next year, as it should take 2 years to get it instead of 3.

    Then, if UH doesn’t do anything after 2 years, there is a possibility that he can’t be a GA for a 3rd season (NCAA rules). If he does serve as a GA for 3 years, then after that season UH has to give him a full-time assistant spot or shove him out the door to look for some other school that will give him a job. If there is nobody voluntarily leaving, then UH would be faced with the choice of getting rid of Stutz1 or firing some other coach.

  122. brew808 February 21, 2009 2:03 pm

    Ha! I like that… Stutz1, and Stutz2!!! πŸ˜€ 😯 πŸ˜†

  123. Ralph February 21, 2009 2:19 pm

    news from the combine, crabtree isn’t 6’3, more like 6’1….will be interesting to read about the measurable stats of the players and compared them to pre-combine hype….

  124. brew808 February 21, 2009 2:41 pm

    I wonder if any player ever showed up taller, bigger, or stronger than rumored…. πŸ˜€

  125. Jason February 21, 2009 2:45 pm

    SteveM: Nope, riding TheBus.

    Ralph: Eh, he’s got long enough arms, so I wouldn’t be worried about that. It’s the injury and the lack of a 40 time that’s going to hurt his stock. Still, he’s gotta be the top WR off the board. He’ll more than likely slip, but not too much.

  126. wafan February 21, 2009 3:04 pm

    Liz . . .

    Thanks for the link to the Waimea Town Celebration. Fun to see the keiki dance! Whoo-hoo!!!

  127. WarriorMojo February 21, 2009 3:13 pm

    Hey wafan, what’s Izzy up to these days?

  128. brew808 February 21, 2009 3:13 pm

    wafan – Re: teri chicken plate lunches ….

    Your group would have readily increased output if you didn’t have to sample every other batch…. πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€

  129. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 3:13 pm

    Let’s Go BaseBows!

  130. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 3:14 pm

    Looking to be a down-to-the-wire ending for the baseball game.

  131. WarriorMojo February 21, 2009 3:15 pm

    LOL at brew and his acerbic wit.

  132. WarriorMojo February 21, 2009 3:16 pm

    Yeah, it would be amazing if they can steal this one. But, shhh, Al’s taping.

  133. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 3:20 pm

    Game 1 over.

  134. brew808 February 21, 2009 3:23 pm

    “acerbic wit” – Wow….. that’s pretty fancy speak for being a smart ‘okole…. I think. 😯

  135. wafan February 21, 2009 3:29 pm

    Brew . . .

    Izzy is looking for other work. Difficult to find jobs in todays economy.

    I figured with four gas grills we would be able to keep up with demand. But those haoles were amazed at the taste of the product and kept sending their friends over. I should have known better since our lu’aus always sold out — the best and most famous Norwegian thing to eat is lutefisk. Gross! Exactly like fish-flavored jello. Ugh.

  136. wafan February 21, 2009 3:30 pm

    Oops. I meant WM rather than Brew for the Izzy question.

  137. SteveM February 21, 2009 3:31 pm

    In case you haven’t heard πŸ™„ … 3.5 hours to K-test detonation…

    Take shelter or join us in the bunker
    No RSVPs needed.
    Come and leave as convenient.
    Attire: Mardi gras w/ID or Tsai-ko black

  138. brew808 February 21, 2009 3:31 pm

    W-mojo asked about Izzy, but many of us have been wondering…. Wishing him (and you) the best! πŸ˜€

  139. wafan February 21, 2009 3:35 pm

    Brew . . .

    Thanks! I will pass it along to Izzy.

  140. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 3:35 pm

    Test post.


    Test Post

  141. brew808 February 21, 2009 3:36 pm

    “Mardi gras” attire…. does that mean that there might be some raised shirts with colored beads distributed? 😯 I’m still frightened with the vision of W-mojo parading around in his nurse’s uniform…. 😯 πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

  142. brew808 February 21, 2009 3:38 pm

    CRW – you know, they delayed the required date to switch to full digital TV until May….. πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜€

  143. Jason February 21, 2009 3:39 pm

    CRW: We’re limited in what HTML we can use. Can’t use style sheets. See my XHTML tutorial for details:

  144. wafan February 21, 2009 3:40 pm

    I just hope when WM lifts his shirt of the nurse outfit the falling pomellos do not hurt anyone.


  145. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 3:42 pm

    Brew: Bwahahaha!!!!!!

    I’m just doing some “exploring” with trying to change text colors in my posts, but to no avail. Maybe you know how?

  146. Jason February 21, 2009 3:46 pm

    CRW: See page five of my tutorial on how to make your text blue. Otherwise, that’s it.

  147. wafan February 21, 2009 3:49 pm

    Jason . . .

    Please give my greetings to everyone tonight at the KK! Maybe I will be home for the anniversary blog bash this year. Tsigh, missed the first two.

  148. brew808 February 21, 2009 3:50 pm

    CRW … I know blue, I know tan(I cheat), strike, and bold. The other colors are in the smileys- :mrgreen: 😳 😈 πŸ˜†

  149. Jason February 21, 2009 3:52 pm

    Oh yeah, and there’s grey from the strikethrough. That’s it. πŸ˜€

  150. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 3:52 pm

    Jason: I like your tutorial!

    Only blue and black text are supported? I was hoping for white text so I can post the score from the first ball game in Invisi-Ink so party-poopers like al don’t get all futless and bent out of shape.

    Bwahahaha!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ‘Ώ 😈

  151. Jason February 21, 2009 3:52 pm

    wafan: Will do. That is, if I remember. Which I probably won’t. But will do. πŸ˜›

  152. brew808 February 21, 2009 3:53 pm

    Nah wafan – They know all about your “singing”! Arrrrroooooohhhhh…… That’s why they schedule these KK’s when you (and others) AREN’T there! 😯 πŸ˜† 😯

  153. brew808 February 21, 2009 3:54 pm

    Jason – How come you have gray hair already? πŸ™„

  154. Jason February 21, 2009 3:55 pm

    I want white text too, but we’re limited in what we can do. Junk, yeah? πŸ™

  155. wafan February 21, 2009 3:56 pm

    Brew . . .

    And, that is why you are not there either?


  156. Jason February 21, 2009 3:57 pm

    brew808: It’s statistics. jm2375 refuses to help me! She’s so mean. Mathematicians should never have to humble themselves to biostatisticians, yet here I am, and how her ego has swelled because of it! πŸ˜‰

  157. wafan February 21, 2009 3:57 pm

    Jason . . .

    Please do before you take that first drink and lose control with the women.

  158. wafan February 21, 2009 3:59 pm

    Jason . . .

    Statistics show that statisticians all lie about something at some time or other.

  159. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 4:00 pm

    Junk no more white text. Oh well.

    Awaiting the second game.

  160. wafan February 21, 2009 4:00 pm

    Dinner time at Red Robin’s!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

    Never-ending-fries. Yum!

  161. brew808 February 21, 2009 4:01 pm

    I still don’t know what the heck a biostatistician is…. and a hoya too…. 😈 😯 πŸ‘Ώ

  162. Jason February 21, 2009 4:02 pm

    Water does have that intoxicating effect, doesn’t it?

  163. brew808 February 21, 2009 4:03 pm

    wafan – If you ever moved back to the 808, half of the restaurants in your area would have to shut down…. πŸ˜†

  164. SteveM February 21, 2009 4:04 pm

    …I got your back, Al…

    Hey CRW — that’s my best party-pooping, futless, and bent out of shape blog friend you talkin’ about!

    …next time, don’t mention his name–we all know who you mean! πŸ˜†

  165. Jason February 21, 2009 4:05 pm

    brew808: A biostatistician is someone who thinks he or she knows mathematics, when he or she really doesn’t. Similar to engineers in that regard.

    Oh wait … πŸ˜‰

  166. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 4:11 pm

    SteveM: Bwahahaha! lol.

    I’ll have to keep that mind for next time…..if I remember. πŸ‘Ώ 😈

  167. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 4:11 pm

    Game 2 in progress. Just started.

  168. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 4:15 pm

    I should be writing a term paper but I find myself watching UH baseball and blogging on the Warrior Beat.

    Oh well.

  169. Jason February 21, 2009 4:16 pm

    I should be studying for a quiz and a test. Yeah …

  170. SteveM February 21, 2009 4:16 pm

    So who won the first game? πŸ˜‰

  171. Cindy (or Cenn) February 21, 2009 4:32 pm

    A.Joe, mahalo for your post. My condolences to both the Walter and Sevey families. Ms. Walter was the same age as my youngest daughter who also has a husband in Iraq, so it always hits harder when a young one passes.

  172. brew808 February 21, 2009 4:40 pm

    There has to be a story behind the Cindy (or Cenn) nick…. 😯

  173. Cindy (or Cenn) February 21, 2009 4:49 pm

    LOL Brew808! It’s Cindy but I put Cenn because I was using that on Esme’s site and a few others since there are too many Cindy’s.

  174. brew808 February 21, 2009 4:54 pm

    CindyCennCindyCennCindyCenn…. okay… we of the WarriorBeat are simple peeps that often struggle with our single handle….. πŸ˜€ πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

  175. jm2375 February 21, 2009 4:54 pm

    Jason, Jason, Jason, young grasshoppah… You must use your brain … Oh wait, don’t think there’s anything in there. πŸ™„ Just email me…

    BTW, try asking an engineer to do a math problem in their head. They just can’t do it…

  176. Ralph February 21, 2009 4:56 pm

    Vermont drops baseball and wahine softball to save one million dollars…if we dropped the two programs we save over a million dollars, but that won’t happen….both sports with stadiums that can draw revenue but not doing it successfully without fans…winning and being in position to win the WAC every year will bring the fans back-so I think our current coaches should be on a bubble, produce champions or it’s time for a change….its pure business sense…

  177. brew808 February 21, 2009 4:58 pm

    Hey –CindyCennCindyCennCindyCenn…. I don’t suppose you know… Sybil? πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜†

  178. brew808 February 21, 2009 5:02 pm

    Vermont called their softball team the wahine? 😯 πŸ™„ πŸ˜€

  179. Jason February 21, 2009 5:07 pm

    jm2375: I actually don’t have any questions. Stats is pretty easy.

  180. Cindy (or Cenn) February 21, 2009 5:15 pm

    LOL Brew!! And cenn is short for my long first name, which grade school kids could not pronounce, but they could say Cindy, so Cindy stuck. yuck. LOL.

  181. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 5:26 pm

  182. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 5:27 pm

    That’s about as white as I can get it πŸ™„

  183. d1ε³Ά February 21, 2009 5:27 pm

    …off to the airport!

  184. brew808 February 21, 2009 5:32 pm

    Oh great! Now I’m really confused! πŸ™„

    Is it Cindy, Cenn, or “yuck“…? 😯 BTW – is it “Cenn” as in sensational? πŸ˜† 😯 πŸ˜†

  185. brew808 February 21, 2009 5:33 pm

    Re: #181 & 182…. Huh? d1ε³Ά is haole? 😯 πŸ˜† 😯

  186. brew808 February 21, 2009 5:35 pm

    Some of you have been asking what happened to me, or where did I go…. I bet you’re sorry now…. πŸ˜† 😈 😯

  187. Ralph February 21, 2009 5:49 pm

    only Jmxxxxx, but she is sending the biggest bachi she can muster your way

  188. brew808 February 21, 2009 5:52 pm

    Oh…. I finally get it. Now I know the (j)j connection…. πŸ˜†

    Ralph – and somebody called you “grumpy”…. 😯

  189. Ralph February 21, 2009 5:54 pm

    UH doesn’t have the clutch hitting that Irvine displays, to many base runners left in scoring position…

  190. brew808 February 21, 2009 5:56 pm

    Let’s go BOWS!!!! πŸ˜€

    OU Sooners…. I guess it will be later, rather than sooner! πŸ™„ πŸ™ 😯

  191. Ralph February 21, 2009 5:59 pm

    Jason called me something close to grumpy-to negative about his beloved UH basketball team…He said give them time, and I said there are only 5 games left, how much time do you want them to develop team chemistry, the season is almost over…

  192. warriorfanny February 21, 2009 6:01 pm

    Steven Rodenhurst is a 2006 Kamehameha grad, meaning he has 2 years of eligibility remaining.
    Presuming he redshirts in 2009, he will have one year to play in a warrior uni?

    As for Stuzz, MAC has to increase his chances of winning by bringing on board coaches who can help immediately.
    If Stuzz Qs–bring him on.
    But he must earn his appointment.

    MAC has another year to decide… let water seek its own level.

    Lou Holtz frequently quips that he hires coaches that make him look good and fires those that dont.

    It’s GM’s butt in the sling and while I can think of some on MAC’s staff that do not Q–that is another issue altogether best saved for another day.

  193. brew808 February 21, 2009 6:01 pm

    Ralph – I would call you Frank! But then it would get confusing….. πŸ˜€ πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

  194. Ralph February 21, 2009 6:06 pm

    Brew coach nash has a three year contract, in the past, with one year remaining the AD rolled over the contract automatically….his team is struggling this year to win in the wac, he has no seniors this year, so what you see is what we get next season…he may have 1 scholie to offer, so does the AD offer an extension in advance or wait to his final year plays out…we saw what happened with June, waiting to long…tough call…

  195. Ralph February 21, 2009 6:10 pm

    warriorfanny players have 5 years to compete in 4 seasons…so if Rodenhurst did not redshirt at wherever he started his fb, he will have 3 to compete in two…

  196. brew808 February 21, 2009 6:11 pm

    I believe players get 5 yrs to play 4. So a 2006 HS grad should have either 3/2 or 3/3 remaining. Of course, I’m not a mathematician or statistician…. 😯

  197. brew808 February 21, 2009 6:14 pm

    Oh oh, sounding and thinking like Ralph…. Okay, regarding the aforementioned sport – … flush….. IMHO. 😯

  198. warriorfanny February 21, 2009 6:18 pm

    Ralph Wrote:

    “Jason called me something close to grumpy-too negative about his beloved UH basketball team…He said give them time, and I said there are only 5 games left, how much time do you want them to develop team chemistry, the season is almost over…”

    At least Jason is not calling you out 4 not being a true fan becuz you make criticism.
    Hawaii is loaded-up with this type of neophite-wannabee-a-warriorfan-mentality…that’s Y hermie lasted so long…2 much apathy and not enuff scrutiny….dittos with Bolla…et al…eh, how about Pat Charity πŸ™‚

  199. Ralph February 21, 2009 6:18 pm

    bottom 7th, UH down by 1- last inning in doubleheader

  200. brew808 February 21, 2009 6:20 pm

    Again, IMHO … guard play is essential in bball … especially in the college game. It doesn’t matter how good the other players might be if they can’t get the rock in quality scoring/shooting situations. And another thing… Move your feet! 😯

  201. Ralph February 21, 2009 6:21 pm

    Pat is 1 and 2 this season….the key is recruiting…got to have the eye for talent and mold them into a team…

  202. warriorfanny February 21, 2009 6:24 pm

    Ralph thanx for the tip…Im aware of the rules:
    so Rodenhurst grads in 2006–06–first year (RS @ OSU)–’07 #2–08 #3–09 #4 (RS @ HAW) and ’10 #5.
    Im saying becz he is a transfer from OSU he prolly will sit out 2009, leaving him with ONE year to complete his 5 year eligibility of play in 2010.

  203. Ralph February 21, 2009 6:26 pm

    all the turnovers by the wahines is primarily coaching- its their sets and spacing that contributes to the poor passing lanes and thus, turnovers…any poor decision on passing comes from the lack of discipline and coaching during practice when they need to have proper ball movement to give them better opportunities to pass the ball or shoot.

  204. brew808 February 21, 2009 6:27 pm

    Okay, I’ll play. How come we haven’t heard of this 6′-1″ Allie Patterson before? It sounded like she had a very strong game last night. There might be some talent there…. they just have to want to play together, and with the right leadership. And, remember it is suppose to be fun! IMHO πŸ™„

  205. Ralph February 21, 2009 6:27 pm

    bb loses after first two batters reach base safely… clutch hitting

  206. Ralph February 21, 2009 6:30 pm

    Irvine is ninth rated, so had we done better and won 2 or the three games played more people would be excited about warriors bb and plan on seeing them this season…but losing 3 in a row and not having any punch, the mindset, same O. just watch them on tv whenever and if junk, change the station…now I wonder what Jason and Kazz gonna say…but this is the season opener! so if you want fans, you got to win…

  207. Ralph February 21, 2009 6:31 pm

    off to Karaoke to meet Las Vegas altho I can’t sing or hum a tune…

  208. brew808 February 21, 2009 6:34 pm

    It’s rumored that the former AD also enjoyed karaoke! It’s only rumored since he never got past the warm up…. “me me me me….” 😯 😈 😯

  209. Pauoa Boy February 21, 2009 6:35 pm

    Watched basketball game against Fresno St. on ESPN the other day and although there is a crap load of improvement still needed, the team actually looks somewhat decent. Saw alot of patience, spacing, and movement on offense which was lacking previously. Defense is still solid for the most part although we really need to recruit a big banger down low. Paul Campbell, Bill Amis and even that big Block Balocka are too weak down low and at times get man-handled in the paint. Regardless, I’m glad we have a guy like Rod Flemings, cause eventhough he’s the most talented offensively, I love him for his desire to rebound the ball! Also, I’m glad Hiram Thompson is playing much smarter handling the ball eventhough I think Nitoto is a better overall player.

  210. el guapo February 21, 2009 6:37 pm

    Took a look at Oregon State’s 2008 media guide and Ikaika is not listed, so could 2008 be his transfer year, then 2 to play 2?

  211. Pauoa Boy February 21, 2009 6:42 pm

    Sorry catching up from previous stuffs…

    Finally got to watch the video of my boy Chad Owens. Princess and ST, you guys are a frikkin hilarious duo. Anyway, glad to see my boy Chad working hard to live out his dream. Kind of had to laugh seeing him speak cause of how much he’s matured throughout the years. Remember Booth Park Days ballin it up at the gym, cracking jokes, etc… Anyway, hope he makes it back into the NFL…Atlanta Falcons or Detroit Lions? For those of you who don’t know about his Hawaii Football School on Sundays at Booth Park go check out his website at

  212. Pauoa Boy February 21, 2009 6:45 pm

    So now that recruiting is kind of done for the most part. Any word on what has happened with guys like… Whitley Fehoko, Jesse Williams, Jack Sula, Kainoa LaCount, and anyone else who is supposedly going to be playing for us???

  213. Pauoa Boy February 21, 2009 6:47 pm

    Anyone know how Mouton, Veikune, and Ingram are doing at the combine? Also, when is Hawaii’s Pro-Day in Carson happening and any word on who will most likely attend???

  214. al β„’ February 21, 2009 7:29 pm

    just back from a long, long afternoon with the boss. whew.

    i see some folks were taking shots at me. hahaha. so be it.

    pboy; from what the little birdie has said….

    jesse williams is awaiting the final word from the nc2a. he has graduated from australia’s version of hs, but, it has not yet been accepted by the ncaa. he may end up in jc.

    sula and lacount need to complete some academic stuff and may arrive during the summer. lacount would now be a walk-on.

    no word on fehoko whether he is in school or planning to enroll later is still a question mark. he would have been a walk-on. i hope he didn’t expect a scholie.

  215. jm2375 February 21, 2009 7:30 pm

    Hey brew, so, your Tarpits lost a 16 pt lead and the game to the Twerps? bachi!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜† πŸ™„

  216. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 7:52 pm

    al β„’
    i see some folks were taking shots at me. hahaha. so be it.

    I don’t know what you’re talking about. You must be seeing things. πŸ‘Ώ 😈

  217. al β„’ February 21, 2009 8:02 pm

    crw…just wait til i run in to you.

  218. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) February 21, 2009 8:06 pm

    Watched the BB game the other nite on ESPN ….great to see Hiram got his legs back….Go Warriors !!!!

  219. al β„’ February 21, 2009 8:07 pm

    ikaika rodehurst….interesting story. he was a non-roster guy last year, so one would suppose that he is eligible to play this year. he would have two years to play. hopefully, he will be a cinderella story for us and him.

    so, we supposedly have two more scholies available, depending upon how we juggle the allocations. interesting or we could just save for next year or make this year easier to figure out.

    we picked up quite a few walk-ons and transfers unexpectedly which should really boost our team up. quite a number on the dline side of the ball too.

  220. al β„’ February 21, 2009 8:09 pm

    i think nitoto has developed immensely over the past few games. his confidence is up, he’s taking it to the hoop and finishing better. why he even made a few outside shots.

  221. brew808 February 21, 2009 8:09 pm

    alski – Why are you someplace taking shots of your own? 😯 πŸ˜†

    jm78to72 – Waah, waah, waaaa…. at least somebody in your household has something to cheer about! Yeah, the ‘heels blew it. No excuses. They don’t seem to have that killer instinct. When your opponents are reeling, you have to stomp them and put them away! Period! Wait…. why am I trying to explain this to a hoya? πŸ™„

    Hey – as an alumni, you should suggest changing the name to the GU Hoovers!!! Why? Because –> They suck! 😈 😯 😈

  222. brew808 February 21, 2009 8:11 pm

    😳 Why aren’t you someplace…. 😳

  223. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 8:11 pm

    al: Should I brace for da lead slippah?

  224. warriorfanny February 21, 2009 8:13 pm

    Too bad about Williams…concern for LaCount, not only academics, but his physical shape…he has been out for what will be two years this summer….he maybe more huff n puff on the field than beep-beep n bang.

  225. UKU@LA February 21, 2009 8:32 pm

    MR. SHAW N MR. TORMEY welcome to the OHANA!

    MANEO !!!

  226. JaM February 21, 2009 8:34 pm

    Hey everybody..

    BB is back with in 4 pts!

  227. LizKauai (iPhone) February 21, 2009 8:36 pm

    Hey Brew, you seen al around anywhere?

  228. JaM February 21, 2009 8:36 pm

    BB is within 2 pts!

  229. Committed Road Warrior February 21, 2009 8:51 pm

    Re: Baseball Team

    Sucks that they’ve lost the first 3 games of the series, but I can’t help but think that a couple hops the other way and they could have had the opportunity to split the series. I also think that aside from the solo Arizona State game and the Fresno series, Irvine’s probably gonna be the best team we face this year.

    The starting rotation looks fine for now and I’m hoping they’ll improve as the season progresses. Can’t wait for Alexander to make his return! Defense looks fine too aside from the routine play issues that may be resolved as the players get more games under their belt (dusting off cobwebs). The offense can use some oomph, though.

    My only worry is if they go up to Minneapolis next week and get swept. The possibility of an 0-8 start could start to rattle some nerves and result in a loss of confidence on the part of the team. This happens and the rest of the out-of-conference slate may be at risk. I still like our chances once conference play starts, though.

  230. LizKauai (iPhone) February 21, 2009 8:54 pm

    Al- gigi is waiting for you!

  231. LizKauai (iPhone) February 21, 2009 9:01 pm

    las vegas is on the mike now! Wow!

  232. Garret February 21, 2009 9:14 pm

    Miami is looking at drafting Percy Harvin because they want a WR who can run after the catch…didn’t they notice that Bess did that at UH *and* at Miami last year?

    Harvin disclosed that the Dolphins are showing him enough interest to bring him down for one of their 25 workouts. Details will be worked out after he leaves the combine, where he only benched (20 reps) and plans to run the 40.

    Could their interest be a smoke screen? Absolutely. But could it also be genuine?

    There’s a possibility if you consider this team’s needs. The Dolphins have plenty of young promising receivers in Greg Camarillo, Ted Ginn Jr., Brandon London and Davone Bess. But the one thing the Dolphins lack is a guy who specializes in making run-after-catch plays.

    Harvin averaged 16.1 yards on his 40 catches last season for the Gators.

  233. Garret February 21, 2009 9:17 pm

    Adam and Sol aren’t the only productive players that were excluded from the NFL Combine…this Oregon player really seems to have earned an invitation also. The same “measurables” that the NFL scouts use to downgrade UH players seems to have hurt him too.

    Reed started at defensive end for Oregon for three seasons and was a two-time All-Pacific-10 selection. Pac-10 offensive linemen voted him as the 2008 Morris Trophy winner as best defensive lineman in the conference.

    Reed is Oregon’s all-time sacks leader with 29 Β½ and finished fourth in the NCAA with 13 sacks last fall. He also finished ninth in the nation in tackles for losses with 20. Fifty-two of his 148 career tackles were for losses. He also was an academic All-American.

    But his sterling college portfolio wasn’t enough to garner Reed an invitation to the combine. Seven of his Oregon teammates are here – but not Reed.

    Reed knows why he was passed over. Oregon listed him at 6-2, 250 pounds. But NFL scouts measured him at 6-1 Β½, 247 pounds in January at the East-West Shrine Game, where he was a last-minute roster addition.

  234. Garret February 21, 2009 9:18 pm

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

    A virus swept through Chile’s farmed salmon stock last year, killing millions of salmon. A closer look at the industry found that Chilean producers use 3 chemicals on their salmon that are supposed to be banned in the US. The farmed fish from Chile are sold in a lot of US stores, including Safeway.

  235. Garret February 21, 2009 9:18 pm

    Honor student in a Colorado high school didn’t realize that she had had 3 fake rifles (used by her young Marines drill team) in her trunk. She parked her SUV on campus, violating a Colorado law (passed after the Columbine tragedy) that calls for expulsion if any student brings anything on campus that resembles a firearm (even a water pistol can get you kicked out of school!):

    Thankfully the school superintendent decided to overlook the law and let her go back to school. I think that by then the student had been suspended for 10 days, but at least she can finish the school year and graduate:

  236. Garret February 21, 2009 9:18 pm

    PhD student sued his school (Leeds University) because two years ago they accidentally threw away the 77-pound bag of lizard dung that he had been collecting for his PhD thesis. He’s already completed his thesis, but he’s upset at the small amount of money he was offered as compensation for them throwing away that 77-pound bag of Butaan lizard dung.

  237. Garret February 21, 2009 9:19 pm

    It is nice to read that the Nerds at Heart dating service in Chicago is finding matches.

  238. Garret February 21, 2009 9:19 pm

    Prisoner with a history of mental illness used a razor blade to try to castrate himself.

  239. Garret February 21, 2009 9:19 pm

    Free play links pau.

  240. al β„’ February 21, 2009 9:23 pm

    gigi sighting???

    brewski….behave yourself. i am not taking any kind shots.

    hey, lizzie….pls tell john boy i catch up with him in september.

    right now my laryngitis is preventing me from any kind of singing. otherwise, i would have done phantom with you.

    Open up your mind,
    let your fantasies unwind,
    in this darkness which
    you know you cannot fight –
    the darkness of
    the music of the night . . .


  241. jm2375 February 21, 2009 9:32 pm

    Garret – #237 should we sign c_c and jason up for that? πŸ™‚

  242. Garret February 21, 2009 9:38 pm


    I was wondering who would be the first one to comment on that article…

  243. jm2375 February 21, 2009 9:52 pm

    chawan’s wedding cake will be made of Legos. πŸ™‚

  244. Pauoa Boy February 21, 2009 10:03 pm

    al – Mahalo’s for the updates…

    LaCount story is getting old and irritating, at this point if he makes it good, if not…whatevers.

  245. LizKauai (iPhone) February 21, 2009 10:18 pm

    Calvin we miss you! See Facebook. LizKauai

  246. jm2375 February 21, 2009 11:02 pm

    Nitey nite. Hasta manana.


  247. djmitcho(iphone) February 21, 2009 11:05 pm

    I hope everyone is having a good time at the KK.

  248. djmitcho (iphone) February 21, 2009 11:06 pm

    Wish I could be there instead of here

  249. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) February 21, 2009 11:33 pm

    will the last Tsaiko please turn off the lights…..TenQue !!!!!!

  250. Kekoa (iPhone) February 21, 2009 11:40 pm

    LV giving away Tees as prizes. They have his world famous Sumu wrestling pose on it. You know…the one where he opened up a can of Whoop A$$ and threw his opponent outta da ring!

  251. LizKauai (iPhone) February 21, 2009 11:49 pm

    Djmitcho- wish you were here too.

  252. Kekoa (iPhone) February 21, 2009 11:50 pm

    Al ~ Gigi said she is ready to challenge you in golf!

  253. WarriorMojo February 21, 2009 11:59 pm

    So if the label on the mayonnaise jar says “Best used by April 22, 2008” is it poisonous now?l

  254. al β„’ February 22, 2009 12:31 am

    i am ready for the challenge.

    i’ll bring three clubs.
    a wood, 9 ironk, and a putter.

    five cases of peroni vs becks.

  255. al β„’ February 22, 2009 12:35 am

    mojo…did you open the jar?
    one taste and you will know. of course, a litigator should know that warning labels do not tell the true expiration/toxic date. it is an overstated date to prevent any lawsuits for improper labeling and damages.

  256. roja that February 22, 2009 2:43 am

    enough about stutz. i know his parents. this is what they say to me….
    mac has treated him good. he understands that he has to give 2 years ga, he loves uh
    he loves mac
    he loves where he is
    etc, etc, etc,

    stutz understands where he is …………………………. he knows he is making a sacrifice for future ……. we dont have to worry. he is still tough as nails as we know him. if UH is in his future, that is his dream. but it is all g folks. and stutz2 is doing well and expects to compete this spring.

  257. wafan February 22, 2009 4:59 am

    I will keep it down this morning since people are still sleeping off the KK.

    So, a peaceful and quiet Sunday to all.

  258. Richie February 22, 2009 5:02 am

    roja that–I’m glad to hear that about stutz. I think part of the problem might be that we now have Brian Smith being incorporated into other duties on offense and we still have George Lumpkin whose duties are still a mystery to me. In essence, we now have two coaches on the staff who are probably not absolutely critical and it boils down to a numbers game. We still do not have a running backs coach and we could certainly use a wide receivers coach (that could be stutz in another year) so that Coach Ron Lee can focus on being an offensive coordinator. We all love Coach Mack, but sometimes you just gotta make the tough call.

  259. bighilofan2 February 22, 2009 5:51 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    good to hear, roja that. thanks for letting us know.

  260. bighilofan2 February 22, 2009 6:00 am


    Coach has already made 2 tough calls in the past two months without being mean about things. and he’s made 2 excellent hires, and we can say that without playing any game yet.

    and he’s giving a young oline coach, a chance to grow better at UH. and our hero Stutz1 a chance too. i no like waste time anymo, good to know its all G with Stutz1 an his faimly.

    wish i codda beem wot LV and da gang having good fun last nite.

  261. las vegas February 22, 2009 6:03 am

    Aloha Everyone,
    Had a great time at KK last night, special thanks to SteveM.
    Both sisters and Mrs LV amazed by diversity, friendliness and enthusiasm of the Tsai-Ko bunch.
    The KK made up for several missteps we have had this week.
    Ok Jason, I look like your Faddah, I admit it.

  262. Cindy (or cenn)andGreg February 22, 2009 7:09 am

    We had a great time at KK last night; thank you all! It was nice to meet the faces of the personalities we know and love. Had to leave at 12:30 because I have to be at work in a few minutes.
    Liz, mahalo! you are so much fun. Like move hea? LOL!
    LasVegas, you really really do look like Jason’s papa!

  263. wafan February 22, 2009 7:39 am

    Wow! Some people are actually up and moving around. Early risers or late sleepers?

  264. TOM February 22, 2009 8:06 am


    Was told that Chile was the world’s biggest producer (farmer?) of Atlantic salmon in its fish farms.

    One of the big worries was that some of them might escape and interbreed and louse up the genes of the Pacific salmon.

    Interesting also because Chile’s borders only the Pacific.

    Sorry we left early last night but wanted to say hello to Las Vegas and SteveM, thanks again for the invitation. Glad to see Kekoa and Diane there and that she is on the mend.

  265. Jason February 22, 2009 8:08 am

    Early riser for me. Although it took around five rings of my alarm to get me out of bed. It’s cold, too! πŸ˜€

    It was great seeing everyone last night. Even gigi and Mr. gigi! Although they snuck out quietly, as usual. 😑

  266. LizKauai (iPhone) February 22, 2009 8:51 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!
    Mahalo SteveM for the wonderful KK. The offseason leaves too much space between Tsai-ko events. las vegas and family are amzing! gotta run. Bbl

  267. jm2375 February 22, 2009 9:31 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos. Happy Sunday.

    I see a fine time was had as usual last night.

  268. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2009 10:11 am

    Great Morning All!

    Wow! I thought I’d be the early-riser this morning since I had to go HiHo but I see that las vegas beat me to it by at least 15 minutes (unless he nevah go nighnigh)

    Terrific Times last night! Amazing enka by the las vegas Ohana plus Mei Ling’s sis can throw it down in Nihon-go, too.

    No idea what time things broke up but I suspect it was a Tsaiko who turned out the lights….
    hope to see more survivors as the day goes on!

    Missed the “Lion King” though as we were sans “O weem o wep” πŸ™

  269. Kekoa (iPhone) February 22, 2009 10:33 am

    Did anyone notice that a rousing rendition of “Rawhide” could be heard all the way the over to Al’s house!

    A Tsaiko cattle roundup is not out of the realm of possibilties. Next time we go to Fresno….

  270. JaM February 22, 2009 10:37 am

    D1: so what did Pam sing in Nihon-go…

    I like her version of Anata…

  271. JaM February 22, 2009 10:38 am


    Bad manners!

    Good morning all.

    Looks like I missed a good KK!

  272. Kekoa (iPhone) February 22, 2009 10:53 am

    Ladies & Gentlemen,

    My nomination for a Tsaiko Tsinger award in the category of Pop Music is – (please hold your applause until all the nominees are announced) – Mr. Waipio Gentry, D-1!

    In the “Omigod it’s Opera!” category, we have Mei Ling in a tie with LizK.

    The entire cast of Tsaiko’s are up for the Country Music nomination.

    The entire LV Ohana has dominated the International Music category nomination.

    We’ll have more nominations after this brief message about mental health…

  273. MeiLing February 22, 2009 10:56 am

    Morning! I need more kope…


    Pammy sang Anata; it’s the only one she really knows, or so she says. I didn’t know she could read kanji!

    las vegas,

    You & your sisters are great!


    Mahalo for organizing last night.

    mignight & Barbara,

    Thanks for the beads!

  274. al β„’ February 22, 2009 11:10 am

    eh mei ling….wasn’t mrs. lv also there?

  275. al β„’ February 22, 2009 11:11 am

    did gigi and mr. gigi sing?
    btw, hi gigi i know you are lurking out there.

  276. al β„’ February 22, 2009 11:30 am

    kekoa….aren’t you supposed to be in waikiki this morning?

    and did you sing?

  277. d1ε³Ά February 22, 2009 11:39 am


    Haha…gotta find my Blues Brothers DVD to get practice “Rawhide” πŸ˜†

    Maybe we gotta start learning more Country/Western….both kinds! (right, HiFlyer?)


  278. Annoddah Dave February 23, 2009 6:16 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs,


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