Saturday ramblings

Random thoughts:
• Word on the street is that Leo Goeas would like to relocate to Hawai‘i. Hmm. Anyone else see Goeas as a candidate for the vacant UH coaching job? He has history (Kamehameha, UH grad), knowledge (played in the NFL) and contacts (he is the agent for Samson Satele and Melila Purcell). Everybody likes Leo, and he can work well with others. He could help o-line coach Brian Smith, who has deep knowledge of the June Jones-Mouse Davis version of the four-wide offense.
• The reason Davone Bess is in the NFL is because of his work ethic. I remember how he gave himself three days of rest before starting his grueling offseason workouts. He used to call up Colt Brennan to play catch. And he would always do running drills. Once, I was walking past Cooke/Ching field, and I noticed a guy attached to a parachute. That was Bess, and the parachute was used as part of his resistance training. The current Warriors probably could use more players like Davone Bess.
• Utah’s victory is nice for the little guys. But it won’t change the BCS system, just like Boise State’s victory a couple of years ago didn’t impact the big picture. When it comes to restructuring the system in a couple of years, the only thing I envision is the BCS dropping the Big East from a guaranteed berth. That would create a second at-large opening in the BCS system. And, in that scenario, I imagine the two at-large teams might pair up more often than not. Face it, the big schools don’t want to share the money and they don’t want to face mid-majors in BCS games.
• UH fans shouldn’t feel too attached to Utah’s success. Ute leaders have always made it clear that there is a vast difference — in money, success and goals — between Utah and UH. Salt Lake City hosted the Olympics. Honolulu just lost the Pro Bowl. Utah (and Colorado State) led the hush-hush breakaway from the WAC. It was the Utah AD who once referred to the UH football program as being a chihuahua. Utah is willing to take Hawai‘i’s players, but not UH’s membership. Utah’s victory over Alabama only widens its belief that it is superior to UH. Then again, things could be worse. Imagine being a BYU fan today.

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Keith Amemiya sends us this link to the story on Reeve Koehler, the eighth-grader who received a scholarship offer from UH:


  1. nuff said January 3, 2009 4:48 am

    first babeee!!!

  2. nuff said January 3, 2009 4:49 am

    ST – up early?

  3. nuff said January 3, 2009 4:54 am

    Leo would be a good fit for the WARRIORS.

  4. nuff said January 3, 2009 4:59 am

    Davonne is DA MAN!!! He earned everything he is blessed with..

  5. nuff said January 3, 2009 5:02 am



  6. whitey January 3, 2009 5:41 am

    top 10. all right

  7. whitey January 3, 2009 5:44 am

    Leo G as a possibility sounds good, but would like to see what coach mc is looking for his staff.

  8. ChinaDrew January 3, 2009 5:51 am

    Dat movie wit Joe Pesci and Marissa Tomei.

    Doze youts(utes), fugettabboutit.

  9. 99club January 3, 2009 5:52 am

    Good morning ST…

    Goeas could probably do the job, but wouldn’t he have to stop being an NFL agent?

    Davone Bess is the man! Can’t wait to see him in the playoffs.

    Face it, the big schools don’t want to share the money and they don’t want to face mid-majors in BCS games.

    …and that’s all anyone needs to know about the Bc$.

  10. Bulla January 3, 2009 6:08 am

    top 10

  11. Bulla January 3, 2009 6:09 am


    happy new year!!! hope you have a great weekend. sorry for not calling last week, but it was hectic with the funeral at Maria Lanakila in lahaiana and then the burial. reception was at Danis, but we had to catch a flight back to HNL so no time to eat. had the beast, the beast’s brother and sister with us…..funny sight.

    stay dry and stay warm 🙂

  12. Bulla January 3, 2009 6:13 am

    LG would be a viable option, but i don’t think he would take the pay cut, haha.

    also, cannot coach and be an agent at the same time….how about this…..what about Brian Derby? why is he being blackballed, or it appears to be.

    his camps have produced more D1 linemen than anyone can remember….

    is he LOUD? YES
    does he swear? YES
    is he intimidating? YES
    does he know his stuff? YES
    can he work with linemen? YES
    is he a UH alum? YES


    i think he is a great catch…his clinics are on the west coast in Oregon and he also coaches in Japan. this guy is awesome, no fee for his clinics…the only price is COMMITTMENT by the players and their families…..has a great cadre of assistants also.

    ST, what do you think?

  13. Bulla January 3, 2009 6:16 am

    I saw this very handsome Asian male, looking like a pro Japanese golfer at KK last night about 720 pm. I had another committment there and was walking in the door; when i ran into the back of this person.

    he had the golfer tan on his ankles, golf cap, golf shorts, and golf cap. as i was getting ready to get his autograph…..i realized when he turned around…it was our very own STRETCH!!!

    he was putting the D/P for our room for our upcoming blast over there….he looked like he lost weight, so it took me a minute to recognize him, haha…

    stretch, mahalo for my surprise, it is sitting right in front of me on my desk…..u da bestest!!!!

  14. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:16 am

    Great Morning All!

    Top 15! 🙂

  15. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:20 am

    Count me as one who was ambivalent towards the Sugar Bowl outcome yesterday…while it was neat to see a non-BCS team pull of the win; it really sucked to see last year’s score included in the discussion and flashed on the screen

  16. Bulla January 3, 2009 6:24 am

    aloha d1

    whew, long time no see, happy new year to you and the ohana… hope all was good for new years eve…..can’t wait for the next KK and see you and your bride.

    have a good weekend…..

  17. duffer January 3, 2009 6:25 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy New Year!

  18. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:30 am

    I hope the uncertainty of upcoming coaching changes is not impacting the thinking of the returning players as they start to turn their focus to off-season work-outs.

    Also hope that those same rumblings are not affecting commitments from incoming recruits. There’s much change all around as there is every year around this time.
    Some new staffs being put together as we speak that are gonna be hyper-aggressive towards recruiting players once they hit the ground.
    It’s almost like a game situation when the other team comes up with a new wrinkle that wasn’t on game film, the UH coaches need to respond. Will they be able to? Are they more concerned with what’s happening in their own “house”? Will they be able to approach new recruiting threats with enough credibility? Sure hope so…

  19. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:32 am

    Howzit Bulla!

    Sounds like a very busy Christmas break for your Ohana. Hope you all had some time to do some of those Ohana (not Obama) kine stuffs! 🙂

  20. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:32 am

    Erryboddy play nice!


  21. Kekoa January 3, 2009 7:06 am

    D-1 ~ Update for your scorecard – Last time I checked, BHF2 wasn’t playing nice, and whitey was playing in the dark side.

  22. Kekoa January 3, 2009 7:13 am

    D-1 ~ One more update concerning an answer to W/Doc’s request for more information concerning ‘yellow smiley’s’ dragged over from the old blog:

    January 3rd, 2009 at 6:41 am
    Good Morning Tsaiko’s!

    W/Doc ~ Emoticons have been around for years in differing forms. The name is self-explanatory, it’s all about displaying your emotion on whatever you feel about the subject matter.

    The batch that I use in my personal email box are not the traditional yellow smiley faces. They are brown in color, football and basketball shaped graphics that can be enlarged if need be.

    Like any brevity icon, they are inserted to convey a quick visual message to the receiver. For example, if you think you are the coolest person on the planet today, you can express that thought by inserting the ever popular 😎 smiley. One picture=1 “emotional” word. (1,000 would be overkill).

    Unfortunately, the university that you attended prolly wasn’t ’sophisticated’ enuff to offer these in any of their classes. Only the always cool *School of Hard Knocks* offer the latest in ultra-hip graphic therapy lessons…get the picture W/Doc? 😳

  23. whitey January 3, 2009 7:14 am

    bulla, no worry. always get next time.

    i like what coach wilton has set for his preseason requirements and if you cannot make it, cannot practice or join team. it got everyone’s attention on the vb team and all of them trained hard and smart.

  24. koakane™ January 3, 2009 7:19 am

    8) morning d1,kekoa, bulla, whitey and duffer a pleasure to be up and shareing such fine early am with you guys. now if only the kope purk would work faster

  25. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 7:19 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    IMO we gotta pay attention to what Silky said earlier this am on the previous post, particularly his direct advice to Coach. Like D1 wuz saying about how the tv put up our score frum last year, and comparing us to Utah. yu wuz upset? me too!! Silky’s brain bustah mo current; comparing our Notre Dame show stoppah to a pop warner performance, analyzing some game observations from dis past season. wat? yu tink da coaches scared to say tingz? confusion, peeps all ova da sidelines, sum showing obveeus signs ah not respectin dare position coach, particularly sum oline bullheadz.

    Coach, you know what you gotta do! even one idiot like me can spot da 8 foot sign language from 200 feet away. I believe in you coach. I saw you never looked away from the fans over the tunnel at the end of the ND game. I get hope. You can do it! We can do it!

    Go Warriors!

  26. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 7:20 am

    Re: Wilton.
    I remember Riley did that his first year. Players had to earn their practice uniforms.
    That also was the year he got irked at David Hallums and made him run back to the school from the Blaisdell.
    Whoa. Just dated myself. I can remember when UH sometimes practiced at the Blaisdell (where they played their home games). Of course, if I start referring to it as the HIC, I’ll really be going back in time …

  27. koakane™ January 3, 2009 7:21 am

    whitey now I scared tramp over to maui. last night I went moi moi you was bloging and this morning au’we dea you again. I no think I can stay with you on the dark side. bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  28. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 7:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos, 8) Kekoa.

    So dis is da trowdown to you and Brew808.

    how you make da bluez?

  29. whitey January 3, 2009 7:27 am

    kk, you always welcome to come share the country life, slow pace, good fuud, and most important nice people.

  30. whitey January 3, 2009 7:29 am

    ST, how did coach wallace’s team do his 1st year?

  31. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 7:42 am

    ho kekoa,

    if you no like teach day classes, maybe nite tutorl mo bettah? :mrgreen:

  32. koakane™ January 3, 2009 7:45 am

    looking over some remarks from last night post I came across ajoe’s remarks. I totally agree with him if BS wants out then go and be done with it. no need someone wishing to be somewhere else (hint hint ebola). take a page out of the MWC split but man up and say this is our last year instead of sneaking off.

  33. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 7:46 am

    WTF? chihuahua? I HATE UTAH! 😀

  34. brew808 January 3, 2009 7:46 am


    8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) KEKOA 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)


    PS. – The rest of you guys are…. okay too! 😀 😯 😆

  35. jm2375 January 3, 2009 7:48 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    And how are we doing this morning?

    Watching a good game. You know which one!! This is what the Bows need to aspire to. Disciplined play, good shot selection, good ball handling.

  36. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 7:53 am

    agree kk. sneaks. i hate sneaks.

    i shudda gone Orlando, Splash Mountain. 😀
    den maybe i wouldn’t have felt soooo bad last nite
    watchin da tv show last year’s score. 👿

    I am soo glad I watched SB last nite. reading ST this morning give me reason today to focus all my negative energy to Utah and be positive about it. 😀

    you gotta help me out, coach.

  37. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 7:53 am

    agree kk. sneaks. i hate sneaks.

    i shudda gone Orlando, Splash Mountain. 😀
    den maybe i wouldn’t have felt soooo bad last nite
    watchin da tv show last year’s score. 👿

    I am soo glad I watched SB last nite. reading ST this morning give me reason today to focus all my negative energy to Utah and be positive about it. 😀

    you gotta help me out, coach.

  38. brew808 January 3, 2009 7:54 am

    ~•~~~~•~ ★ ★ ★ Leo Goeas!!! ★ ★ ★ ~•~~~~•~
    Very provocative idea – but I have the same question as posed by 99 in post #9. Any potential conflict of interest? 🙄

    BTW – Bruddah 99 – How’s “youte” today? 😆

  39. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 7:55 am

    WTF? da bugga just wen poof and 2x post. i wuz tryin fo finalize:

    I HATE UTAH!!!!!!!!! 8)

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 7:58 am


    Good morning friend! Yup, now that their BCS showdown is pau, we can feel free to hate the Utes again, just as we could hate Boise again after they beat Oklahoma a few years back. 😆 j/k I don’t really hate anybody, I jes love da Warriors is all.

    I don’t like the BCS system at all.

  41. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 7:58 am

    but i had to hand it to da Youtz, doze buggaz came to play! Adapt. Improvise. Da double fake wuz da best! and da runs across and up da middle wit da oline guyz coming off and downhill blockin, i wuz tinkin


  42. brew808 January 3, 2009 7:59 am

    BHF2 – pushed down too hard on the Enter key when submitting? That can happen when you’re too angry!!! 🙄

  43. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 8:01 am


    howzit howzit. I don’t hate anybody eeda! just funnin aroun.

    i mean what i said about how come we neva make like dat dough!
    nexxt year starts now.

  44. jm2375 January 3, 2009 8:03 am

    Howzit bhf2! Waking up da chikkins again? Dey trying fo get der beauty sleep!

    brew – you playing nice today? 😕

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 8:04 am


    I don’t know who’s you, but wow, lau lau, you said a mouthful. Yours is one of the best posts I have read in a long time. You should post more often. I would love to be a fly on your wall…

  46. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 8:04 am

    Utah betta get used to not gettin dare “fair share” ah Hawaii peepz.
    At least Mack got island peeps beleevin he fo us. And like I Should Be Coach said earlier this am, and al and whitey said yesterday, change is on da horizon, and help is on da way.

  47. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:05 am

    Last night bruddah A-Joe paid us a quick visit to slap some of around a bit. I speculated here, but maybe when you get beat-up in the hale by the “boss”, you gotto then take it out on your pals? 😀 BTW – a question-

    #295 Addahknowjoe: January 3rd, 2009 at 1:49 am

    Earlier in the evening there was so much doom and gloom. If I were to believe everything mentioned about UH’s demise because of their geological location, recruiting deficiencies, scheduling weakness, other conferences advancements and superiority, I’d seriously have to say why in the world do we even have a *#%@ing football team!!

    Once again, it’s easy to point out flaws. What’s difficult is to suggest solutions.

    We gotta stop being crabs in the bucket.

    Okay – I can understand that comment for most of us, but how about Kama Krab??? 🙄 Does he have to change his nickname too? 😯 😆 😈

  48. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:06 am

    😳 …some of us… 😳

  49. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:10 am

    jm366+2009 – Nice rhymes with rice, lice, mice, entice, and vice…. Shall I continue? 🙄

  50. 808ike January 3, 2009 8:12 am


    Brew808 on 1/2/2009 lists the various emoticons/yellow figures/critters
    with their meaning.

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 8:13 am


    I was talkin tosome chikkins from Hilo. Da buggas had beeg kine bags under dere eyes…

  52. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:13 am

    ST created this blog post at 4:27am Saturday morning. Was he up early, or was he sneaking in after a late night carousing with his pals? Are there any places where games of chance are sponsored in the 808? 😯 😆 🙄

  53. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 8:15 am

    They also had that angry “grumpy bird” expression too… 😆

  54. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 8:15 am

    underline 101



  55. koakane™ January 3, 2009 8:15 am

    brew808 on #47 roflmao g1 😀

  56. 808ike January 3, 2009 8:16 am

    Good morning to all.

  57. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 8:16 am


    nuttin happened.

  58. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:17 am

    Bruddah 808ike – Re: #50 – PLEASE – I was simply referencing two excellent sources for emoticons – from Jason and SteveM. I don’t want to get caught between those two…. 🙄 😯 😆

  59. bighilofan2 January 3, 2009 8:19 am

    hi ho peeps.

    gonna make da trip aroun Hilo bay. see you laterz….

    but just rememba dis, Daniel…..

    I HATE DA YOUTZ! I going luv bussin up BYU again!

  60. Manoa Mist January 3, 2009 8:20 am

    Agree w/Bulla on Brian Derby. Derby and Leo Goeas should be our o-line coaches. And hate to admit it, but Utah is superior to UH, at least in football. The Utes have won eight straight bowls and have had two undefeated seasons recently. They are also a much better coached-up unit. Remember Urban Meyer?
    Utah and Boise have proved that the current BCS system is baloney. It is an illegal monopoly, a violation of anti trust law like Abercrombie said. You can’t ASSUME that a team from a certain conference is better because people like Barry Switzer say Alabama wouldn’t have recruited a single one of the Utah players. Looks like Utah recruited the right players.
    This has to be won on the field with a national playoff like all the rest of the NCAA sports. If the BCS schools don’t want to share the money, somebody has to sue ’em. Even Obama is calling for a national playoff.

  61. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:21 am

    Did we ever find out why the FB Warriors couldn’t practice at Murakami? That no stripes claim is … LAME. I also like the idea of making the players earn their uniforms as well as PT. DESIRE is not simply handed to you! 😯

  62. Stretch January 3, 2009 8:24 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    he looked like he lost weight, so it took me a minute to recognize him, haha…

    I hope you found the cash that was in the bag…. after eating lunch yesterday, there is NO WAY I have lost weight.

  63. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:26 am

    Lesson for BHF2 – Do you know how to make the bold or italic characters with the bra-kets (less than, greater than). If you want to be blue, replace the “b” or the “i” with an “a”. And thus, BigHiloFrankenstein2 was started….. 😀 😯 😆

  64. 808ike January 3, 2009 8:31 am

    Brew808—-Great post #47.

  65. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:35 am

    #13 Bulla: January 3rd, 2009 at 6:16 am

    I saw this very handsome Asian male, looking like a pro Japanese golfer at KK last night about 720 pm. I had another committment there and was walking in the door; when i ran into the back of this person.

    ….he looked like he lost weight, so it took me a minute to recognize him, haha…

    Hmmmm… sort of backsided compliment? Since this is a family blog, we won’t ask for anymore details…. 😯 😆 🙄

  66. big mac January 3, 2009 8:36 am

    Why does Coach Mack like Brian Smith?

  67. 808ike January 3, 2009 8:38 am

    Where is Whitey? there may be an opportunity to climb Mt. Everest again.

  68. koakane™ January 3, 2009 8:39 am

    watching pitt destroying da hoyas. jm betta game dan what you watching imho.

    looks like ralph prediction is proving true.

  69. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:41 am

    Heck – Is there some sort of BIG TIME basketball game going on on the tube? Wow! There certainly is at least ONE good team in A-House’s favorite Big East Conference!!! It looks like the PITTs competing against Jamie Dixon’s team…. 😯 🙄 😀

  70. Manoa Mist January 3, 2009 8:47 am

    Da Punchbowl Kid:

    January 3rd, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I don’t know who’s you, but wow, lau lau, you said a mouthful. Yours is one of the best posts I have read in a long time. You should post more often. I would love to be a fly on your wall…

    Just went back and read Silky’s post. That’s a long post for early in the morning, but like DPK, I think Silky of the Corn for the most part speaks the blunt, honest, (yikes) truth.

  71. jm2375 January 3, 2009 8:49 am

    OK, OK, I’ll take da lumps. Pitt’s playing really well and GU is looking like UH from da 3-pt line. 😥 With 8 teams in the top 20, they’re going to be beating each other up throughout the season. GU gets to play ND on Monday. oh boy.

  72. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 3, 2009 8:50 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    ….someone just called my phone an woke me up… grrr…
    oh- I have to get up anyway and take Palu to the vet… oh well.
    (We have 2 kitties who needed checkups. Boys could not catch Palu- who ran away. She’s a one-woman cat 😉 )

  73. jm2375 January 3, 2009 8:50 am

    brew – you not playing nice. I may have to break dat resolution…. 😈

  74. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:55 am

    Hola, hoya – tossing is a bone for GU… I’ll cheer for GU over ND every time!…. ’nuff said… 🙄

  75. brew808 January 3, 2009 8:57 am

    Hiya Liz – I just tried to call you…. 😆

  76. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:01 am

    Wow – lots of interesting statistics in sports. For basketball, there’s rebounds, shooting percentages, free-throws, 3-pointers, assists, etc. It must be a statisticians dream to follow sports. Oh… I almost forgot, the score…. like 54, 70…. 😯 😀 😯

  77. 99club January 3, 2009 9:18 am

    Brew’s on a roll, baby! LMAO at #75.

  78. jm2375 January 3, 2009 9:21 am

    brew not playing nice. not helping me keep dat resolution.

  79. 99club January 3, 2009 9:23 am

    Here’s hoping Texas rolls over Ohio St. and Oklahoma barely beats Florida. I’d love to see Texas vault to #1 in the AP and split the mythical title.

  80. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:23 am

    99 – Did youte retire yet? I taut that was going to happen, and youte be a consultant or someting. What – did the economy or the boss make youte change your mind? It’s okay if youte want to respond by email…. 😀

  81. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 3, 2009 9:23 am

    brew808- you like I call you back??? 😈

    okok (rubbing eyes) I’m up.

    Leo Goeas

    I remember about this time last year, ST said “what about Greg McMackin?”

    And that started a full-press campaign that turned the tide from despair to hope that we would have a 2008 season.

    This year, I find myself looking at a big picture that is very different. It is a picture of changing times and values that throws UH, the Warriors, coaches, fans, etc. into an opportunity to do some very serious soul-searching.

    In past years- one could build a system by “choosing from column A or column B” – like going to eat a buffet meal.

    Today’s world is unclear, uncertain, and the fundamental values are in question. The foundations have eroded and need to be rebuilt first. (We get to the restaurant and while the buffet table is still there, we need to determine if the food is edible, because, by looking at it, we have lost our appetites. Plus, the cost of the meal may be more than what we have in our pocket books to pay for it.)

    Hope that is not too obtuse… but I need to get my kope and go find the little cat…

    Oh yeah… and call brew808 back…

  82. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:28 am

    Hey jm366daysinaleapyear+2009 – Being a bonafide statistician, you’re an expert with numbers right? Can you tell me if 70 is greater than or less than 54? I can’t think straight this morning. It happens every once in awhile. It really is the “Pitts”! 😈 😀

  83. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:35 am

    Hope that is not too obtuse…

    Oh… JUST A LITTLE!!! 😯 😈 😀

  84. 99club January 3, 2009 9:37 am

    Funny, I just got back from getting my 3rd to last military-style haircut. My retirement ceremony is at the end of this month with my official “Mr.” date of 1 March. It’ll be 28 years and a few weeks.

  85. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:38 am

    Sheeesh…. I think I need more kope…. or perhaps it’s time for something stronger…. obtuse it is….. 😯 🙄 😯

  86. jm2375 January 3, 2009 9:41 am

    ***ignoring brew, so I don’t break my resolution of being nice to him.*** Is he ever going to be nice to me? sniffle, sniffle.

  87. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:41 am

    When then- an early Congratulations to 99club on his pending retirement! All of us appreciate your service to our country, and to this blog! 😀

  88. koakane™ January 3, 2009 9:46 am

    leaving so you guys can sort out whatever is going on. conversation got to adultness for me. kden play nice and be good.

    anoddah cup of kope den I am gone

    esmeeeeeee and whooooooooosh

  89. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER January 3, 2009 9:48 am

    jm2379- think of brew808 as a mosquito. Can find you in a dark room, mare a noise that gets you blood running so he can land and make you itchy after he leaves…

    He only picks on those who can handle, btw…

    dang little cst is STRONG…
    Escaped from the grasp missed her twice!

  90. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:49 am

    Don’t leave us koakane™! koakane™ come back! koakane™ come home…. Nah… sounds better with Shane! 🙄 😆

  91. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:50 am

    ….or Lassie…. 😆

  92. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:54 am

    Hmmmmm…. I’m very, very confused! Am I a mosquito, or am I a saloon pilot cracker! (Oh shusshhh jm366daysinaleapyear+2009, this is a family blog!) 😯 😆 🙄

  93. jm2375 January 3, 2009 9:58 am

    brew is a mosquito who lands in da saloon pilot cracker soaked in cream and drowns! hahahahahaha!!! 😈

  94. brew808 January 3, 2009 9:59 am

    BTW – Mahalo to ST for the update on the Kane V-ball team in this morning’s HA. You answered many of my questions from yesterday’s teaser blog. I suppose spilling the beans yesterday would have been like stealing from yourself. One of these days, can you discuss the future of Men’s V-ball as a continuing NCAA sport? I am concern that we’ve reached a critical point where we need to declare Men’s V-ball an endangered species…. 🙁 😯 😕

  95. brew808 January 3, 2009 10:03 am

    Ahhh… so we see that literary prose is not necessarily part of the statisticians toolkit…. 🙄

  96. brew808 January 3, 2009 10:04 am

    Of course…. I speak only in general terms… as I’m playing nice…. 😯

  97. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 10:09 am

    Congrats to Davone Bess…

    These are the type of players I love and respect and wish all the best in there future endeavors whether it be on the football field or just life in general. A guy with the work ethic, desire, discipline and determination to leave it all on the field each and every time will always have my upmost respect. I thank you for all that you’ve done for the Football Program and as a true Warrior Fan, thank you for allowing me to witness one of the greatest receivers ever. I wish you and Ryan would’ve stayed but that would be selfish, so I wish you continued success in your NFL career! Hope you can come back to the islands and help your brothers out and mentor them into working hard to excel on the football field as well as in obtaining their degrees!

  98. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 10:13 am

    Congrats as well to the Utes…and the Hawaii boys on that team especially my boy Tyler Williams!

  99. brew808 January 3, 2009 10:19 am

    Okay…. It looks like I’ve chased everyone away with my endless banter. Liz is chasing her kitty cat around the hale. jm366daysinaleapyear+2009 is trying to cheer up and/or beat up on someone after witnessing her favorite BB team go down in defeat.

    So, with that I bid adieu. Au revoir. Aloha! Some people say esme but (since it’s been so long ago since her last appearance….) frankly, I’m not sure what that means anymore. So whooooossssshhhhh I go – (No – jm366daysinaleapyear+2009, that’s not a toilet bowl flushing….. 😈 ) Laters! 😆 😯 😀

  100. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 10:22 am

    Watching the US Army High School Football Game and all these talented players that we will never see wear a Warrior Uniform. Unreal how the bigs like USC, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida etc…consistently have at least 5,6,7,8 or so Top 100 players in the nation. These kids are huge, strong, and fast for there size. I mean that one Offensive Tackle 6’7″ 350lbs. and runs a 4.9 40yd. freak! I know we would never have a chance at players like this but we need to shoot for the stars and find em Coach. Personally though, I’d rather take a kid who hustles and plays with heart than a naturally talented one. But if they possess that combo then sign em up and git r’ done!

  101. brew808 January 3, 2009 10:23 am

    Okay… one more for a “C-note” 😆

  102. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 10:28 am

    Good luck to the Coaches on the recruiting efforts…hope all our verbal commits stick and sign the infamous L.O.I. If all the current commits sign that would be a great foundation of players to build on for years to come. Keep doing work Coach, we are behind you all the way!

  103. jm2375 January 3, 2009 10:28 am

    brew – ha! you missed!!!

  104. addahknowjoe January 3, 2009 11:11 am


    Congratulations on your tireless commitment to serving our country.

    Now the tough question: Is the islands in your plans for retirement?

  105. Bulla January 3, 2009 11:12 am


    now THAT was a mouthful…for the most part, i am in agreement with your epilogue.

    i find it interesting that Gerke has ‘hooked up’ with his old gang from Weber at Utah State; but then i heard last night that he might be headed to Utah instead. Utah has named Kalani Sitake as the DC and that is going to be a problem for UH/Hawaii. Kalani is a good recruiter, as is Coach Chad at Utah State, as is Coach Fanoga at Wyoming, and don’t forget Coach Mac at Weber State.

    What am I saying…..the state of Utah has a lot of coaches who are ‘tapped in’ to our local pool of players and/or Samoa. Utah State is going to make a concerted effort into recruiting polynesian players, aka Coach Mac at Utah before Urban Meyer came to the program. Weber State has a strong local flavor with 21 polynesians, and 10 with ties to hawaii. These coaches have found out that for the most part, athletes from Hawaii are very coachable, stay out of trouble for the most part, and are decent students. True, you will have the one bad apple, or pineapple in this case, but overall, you can’t go too far south with our kids.

    I know since the UH/Notre Dame game, phones have been ringing and the calls are coming for UH recruits…it’s not a done deal until the day after LOI, when the paperwork is signed and delivered. Up to that point, it is just smoke and mirrors on both sides of the ball. Coaches have to decide who gets scholarships, who they are going to ‘convince’ to grey shirt or red shirt in the coming season. it is such a balancing act……

    Warriors have to regroup, it is obvious…..but Coach Mac has to clean house…..if there is a ripple of discord with his staff, it will only build into a crashing wave or reality during next season. Get guys who want to coach, who can coach, and will coach…..very easy. No favorites, no games, just get the guys who can bring the goods…….bottom line. We pay for performance, not for staying busy…….

    It all starts with respect, i might be old school, but that is life. If I have to choose between a great player who doesn’t respect me and a player who respects me, I’ll choose the one who respects me. Anything else would be like developing a cancer that will have a terminal effect on the team……it takes a team to win and a team to lose, this ain’t golf or wrestling……respect is the cornerstone of success for a team, top to bottom, coaches to coaches, coaches to players, and MOST importantly, players to ALL COACHES.

    Let’s go Warriors, can do… from the bottom up, one step at a time!


  106. Jason January 3, 2009 11:15 am

    Albert Einstein died, and found himself on the train to heaven. In his car, there were four people, three men and a woman, sitting on separate benches. He walked up to the first who said, “Hello! My name is Garret, and I have an IQ of 186.” Einstein smiled brilliantly, and said, “Ah-hah! We shall discuss electrical engineering together!”

    The second man greeted him with, “Hello, sir. My name is Jason, and my IQ is 140.” Einstein smiled, replying, “Excellent! We shall discuss mathematics together.”

    Moving on, Einstein shook hands with the third man, who said, “Hello; my name is chawan_cut, and my IQ is 119.” Smiling again, Einstein replied, “Very good! We shall talk together about that new upcoming field, computer science.”

    The woman looked up glumly as Einstein approached, and said, “Hi, my name’s jm2375, and my IQ’s only 87.” Einstein replied sadly, “I see—we shall have to discuss statistics.”

  107. Bulla January 3, 2009 11:16 am

    99 Club,

    mahalo for your service, that is what our country is built upon, is selfless people like yourself fighting for our freedom.


  108. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 11:17 am

    LMFAO @ Jason 🙂

  109. Stretch January 3, 2009 11:20 am

    Jason – at least you know that engineers have the highest IQ.

  110. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 11:20 am

    Wea you was last night Jason. Da soup was boilin’ in here… Did you have another hot date, playah? 😉

  111. Jason January 3, 2009 11:21 am

    Leo Goeas and Brian Derby would both be solid pickups.

    And Davone’s work ethic is second to none. He is an example for everyone to follow.

  112. brew808 January 3, 2009 11:25 am

    There’s a huge difference between Engineers that attend and eventually teach classes, and those that cut classes and focus on marketing…. so I am told…. 😯 😀 🙄

  113. Kapahulu January 3, 2009 11:27 am

    Congratulations to Utah for beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl last night. That was an awesome performance. Congratulations also to Blaine Gaison (Kamehameha) whose son Kepa Gaison played linebacker for Utah last night and had a couple of sacks. Kepa was a classmate of my son at Kamehameha class of 2005. It was nice to see Kepa have a great game. The Superdome also brought back a lot of memories for me being at last years Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. We had a great time. Doesn’t UH get some of that money from Utah being in the Sugar Bowl?

  114. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 11:29 am

    I agree that I rather have respectable disciplined players who are coachable and play hard all the time. The type of players who work hard to overachieve and exceed there abilities rather than naturally talented yet cocky types. Gotta have the kind of players who got each others backs and continuously push each other to greatness. The ones who listen and don’t talk back, the ones who let the coaches, coach and stay humble!

    Same with getting the coaches who want to win and accomplish the mission of getting our football program into the routine of winning consistently year in and year out. No-nonsense guys who are there to coach, develop, mentor, motivate and pour their hearts out for the players, other coaches and the program. It’s the same when I have to choose one of my younger guys to take charge when I need them too. Do I choose the good guy that everybody gets along with, or do I choose the guy who may not be personable but can be relied upon to accomplish the mission? For me it’s always the guy who can be relied upon to get the job done no questions asked!

  115. Jason January 3, 2009 11:29 am

    DPK: I was a playah … I was playing NCAA Football 09.

    Stretch: Let me put this in language even jm2375 can understand. When looking at mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists: At the far right of the bell curve, there are the Garrets of the world. Tending toward the right, there are the brew808s. In the middle is me. Slightly to my left, there are the chawan_cuts. And then at the far, far, far left, there are the marketers of the world. Don’t you forget that. 🙂

  116. Ronnie January 3, 2009 11:31 am

    Happy Saturday!

    Wow! So much has been going on the last few days on the blog. And some of it is even about football 😉

  117. Jason January 3, 2009 11:32 am

    99club: Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you (and many others) for serving our country.

  118. Stretch January 3, 2009 11:32 am

    January 3rd, 2009 at 11:25 am
    There’s a huge difference between Engineers that attend and eventually teach classes, and those that cut classes and focus on marketing…. so I am told….

    But both have a college degree and a license as a Professional Engineer

  119. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 11:33 am

    January 3rd, 2009 at 11:29 am

    DPK: I was a playah … I was playing NCAA Football 09.


    Yah you were, while sittin’ on a pile o’ money surrounded by super-models.

  120. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 11:34 am

    Dayum, with all these brains filling up the room I don’t know if there’s anymore space for us somewhat edumacated types… and I always thought getting an nice big Red “F” on your paper meant Fantastic… Geez!

  121. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 11:36 am

    Howzit Aunty Ronnie,
    Stay pouring up by your side too or no? Hope the rain stop before the Chargers/Colts game tonight…

  122. brew808 January 3, 2009 11:37 am

    I also find it very interesting how Jason has indexed certain professions with IQ’s and relative seat locations on the “car train to heaven”. Quite interesting – maybe disturbing. I also wonder about ICS vs. statistics…. must be that Jason aced all his Stat courses. And – is he generalizing all members of each profession with those selected individuals? Thus, as interesting (& provocative) a story as it first appears, Jason’s post might have created more unresolved questions than previously known…. 🙄 😀 😯

  123. Stretch January 3, 2009 11:39 am

    Reminder for those going to the basketball game tonight. It is being designated a “White Out”.

    I am still not sure how a “White Out” for the Hawaii Bowl would have been considered “Home Field Advantage”. Maybe a math major can clarify it for me??

  124. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 11:39 am

    Arizona vs. Atlanta game about to start…

    Wonder who would win…

    A Cardinal or A Falcon?!?!?

  125. brew808 January 3, 2009 11:39 am

    Bravo Bulla on your #105 post. It’s spoken from a man, and father than “knows”…. 😀

  126. Jason January 3, 2009 11:40 am

    Okay, here’s the original joke:

    Albert Einstein died, and found himself on the train to heaven. In his car, there were four men sitting on separate benches. He walked up to the first who said, “Hello! My name is Bob, and I have an IQ of 186.” Einstein smiled brilliantly, and said, “Ah-hah! We shall discuss quantum physics together!”

    The second man greeted him with, “Hello, sir. My name is Edward, and my IQ is 150.” Einstein smiled, replying, “Excellent! We shall discuss mathematics together.”

    Moving on, Einstein shook hands with the third man, who said, “Hello; my name is William, and my IQ is 119.” Smiling again, Einstein replied, “Very good! We shall talk together about European history.”

    The last man looked up glumly as Einstein approached, and said, “Hi, my name’s Chuck, and my IQ’s only 87.” Einstein replied sadly, “I see—we shall have to discuss statistics.”

  127. brew808 January 3, 2009 11:40 am

    Ummmm – what color are empty seats? 🙄

  128. warriorfanny January 3, 2009 11:41 am

    I didnt realize Brian Smith had deep knowledge of the RnS, while at PSU his OL gave up 50 plus sacks and he improved on that mark at Hawaii…no telling what records he will set in future years.

  129. Ronnie January 3, 2009 11:41 am

    Hi Pauoa Boy!

    No rain here. It rained a little last night, but not too bad. It’s just cloudy now.

  130. Jason January 3, 2009 11:41 am

    Stretch: Don’t get me started with my John McNamara rant.

  131. Bulla January 3, 2009 11:42 am


    you’re right, accomplish the mission, finish the task, do the work, get’er done….anyway you put it, there is a plan, there is execution, and there is a result.

    with the right plan, the right execution, the desired result is achieved. everyone has to buy into your plan, anarchy and chaos are the end result of anything less. if someone is diametrically opposed to your position, and you are the leader (head coach), success will never happen, it is impossible.

    just like in ministry, if you are not aligned with your leader, leave…..becaue it ain’t going to work. try building a railroad track, and at the beginning you only off ‘a little bit’, hoping that the track will correct itself down the road…..what happens…..yeah, buckaloose is right. if you’re not in alignment……’s broken before it is build, not a question of if, but only when.

    i guess i am harping on leadership, either there is or there isn’t, and that is hard to determine sometimes. one of the biggest challenges for any CEO (head coach) at any level, is management skills, and if you can’t manage your managers (coaches) who is going to manage (coach) your employees (players)? it is such a systematic proposition for failure, where it is inherent with so many factors that implosion is the end result more often than not.

    but there are the ones that succeed, and i don’t want to mention Utah, but they run a pretty tight program, everyone from HC to coaches to players to trainers…are on the same page…..and it showed yesterday, BIG TIME.

    Coach Mac should take a page out of Utah’s book and see what he can apply to UH’s situation.

    ok, didn’t mean for the tirade but wow, these m&m’s from Stretch have some pretty mean ‘ingrediments’ i guess, haha.

    mahalo for my surprise again Stretch, made my night!

  132. Stretch January 3, 2009 11:45 am

    January 3rd, 2009 at 11:41 am
    Stretch: Don’t get me started with my John McNamara rant.

    go ahead, let’s hear how a math major rants…

    Bulla – I hope there wasn’t anything extra in there, it’s been sitting in my truck for a while.

  133. Ronnie January 3, 2009 11:46 am

    Is Travis playing in the AZ game?

  134. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 11:46 am

    Aunty Ronnie,
    Really, frikk been pouring down South over here, it’s clearing up with light drizzlling but cloudy too. You guys was able to get fireworks where you stay? I never know was illegal to pop in Cali, almost got arrested…lol. Anyway, hope you guys had a good Christmas and New Years…

  135. brew808 January 3, 2009 11:48 am

    Aha! So physicists rule? Was this a joked penned by a physicist? Physicists are often at the extreme edge of normality, and typically don’t have a firm sense of reality. 😯 🙄 😀

  136. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 11:48 am

    Yups Travis Laboy stay playing…they showed him warming up earlier during pre-game…I think…

  137. Ronnie January 3, 2009 11:50 am

    I thought it was against the rules to wear tinted visors in the NFL… Is there an exception?

    and WOW!!! What a play by AZ!

  138. Stretch January 3, 2009 11:51 am

    Ronnie – I think NFL okay, College and below no can

  139. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 11:52 am

    Nice catch by Fitzgerald…TD Cards 7-0

  140. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 11:53 am

    A neutron walked into a bar and asked, “How much for a drink?” The bartender replied, “For you, no charge.” 😆

  141. Ronnie January 3, 2009 11:53 am

    Pauoa Boy – you are too funny! I can imagine what you had for fireworks 😀

    Since “legal” fireworks in Cali are pretty lame, we don’t even bother. Just hang out with friends and try not to have too much champagne. 🙂

  142. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 11:54 am

    Eh Braniac Jason,

    you should know…wasn’t there a reason that players were banned from wearing tinted visors in the helmets. Like had to do with medical staff not being able to see the players eyes when treating them when they get hit, like concussion kine or something laddat?

  143. brew808 January 3, 2009 11:54 am

    Wow – Bulla gets special invites to luncheons w/ celebrities AND special candied treats from adoring groupies…. :mrgreen: 🙄 :mrgreen:

  144. Ronnie January 3, 2009 11:57 am

    Thanks Stretch.

    I know it’s spitefull, but I’m glad AZ is dominating so far… I hope it continues!

  145. Jason January 3, 2009 11:58 am

    Pauoa Boy: I think that was the reason. And if you want to ask a braniac, ask Garret or brew808. I still believe brew808 keeps his identity a closely guarded secret because he’s the head of MENSA or something.

  146. Ronnie January 3, 2009 12:01 pm

    Jason, I don’t know if the head of MENSA would be as fun as brew808 is… 🙂

  147. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:02 pm

    Is it just me, or is anyone else waiting to see AZ#55 PLANT ATL#2 – just bury him!??? 😈 😯 👿

  148. jm2375 January 3, 2009 12:02 pm

    Stretch – big difference between electrical and civil engineers. 😛

    Jason – you’re just jealous of statisticians. We actually interact with the REAL world, not your theoretical world of math.

  149. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:03 pm

    Aunty Ronnie,

    True they are lame, I was looking for places to buy and was like why the heo only get da kine pop-pop fireworks?

  150. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:04 pm

    Thanks Ronnie…. the check is in the mail. 😀

  151. Ronnie January 3, 2009 12:05 pm

    brew – maybe 2 or 3 times just to make his point! 😈

  152. Bulla January 3, 2009 12:06 pm

    hey brew,

    as the gangstah wannabe’s would say….(in that gangstah drawl)

    you know how we do brew, dats how we roll dawg

  153. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:06 pm

    Nice to see Edgerrin James get the ball and do work…

  154. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:06 pm

    Oooooohhhhh – geek fight?!? 😆

  155. Ronnie January 3, 2009 12:07 pm

    AZ sure is fired up for this game!

  156. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:09 pm

    Bulla – Re: #152 –> Ah, da Beast must be home! 😀

  157. Ronnie January 3, 2009 12:12 pm

    Sack #2!

  158. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:12 pm

    Nevermind…Laboy still out with ankle injury…

  159. Ronnie January 3, 2009 12:14 pm

    Bummer about LaBoy! Maybe we can see him next week.

  160. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:14 pm

    I’m afraid to ask P-Boy what kine homemade fireworks he concocted…. 😈 😀 🙄

  161. SteveM January 3, 2009 12:17 pm

    Jason — don’t speculate on Brew808’s identity on-line. Last time I did that the other year, men with suits, dark glasses and ear wigs appeared 😐

    Happier thoughts….

    Saturday, February 7, 2009
    7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for 55 people. Mahalo to those who RSVP’d in the past 2 days to make this a “GO”.

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM. Note we are capped at 55 people.

    We look forward to seeing new Tsai-kos at one of our first major parties of 2009. Singing not required, but there will be a lot of it 🙂 But very good! Click here to see photos and video of earlier large Karaoke Calls, and scroll down to mid-August to see more.

    • $15 per person for the room/karaoke
    • BYOB
    • Bring food/goodies (like indoor tailgate)

    Mahalo to Stretch for the arrangements and putting down the required deposits!
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Continually updated Karaoke Call info in the Events Calendar section at:

    Current count = 35

  162. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:18 pm

    I don’t have the audio on – did they rule out AZ#55? As of yesterday –

    Arizona Cardinals
    Player Pos Injury Wed. Thurs. Fri. Fri. Status
    Travis LaBoy DE Ankle DNP Limited Limited Questionable

  163. Bulla January 3, 2009 12:20 pm


    the beast leaves on wednesday back to snowy Ogden UT; time for winter conditioning. he had fun being home, and getting therapy on his ankle with Pat Ariki at his office; he’ll be good to go.

    happy new year by the way, hope all is well, and that this coming year is filled with joy for you and your ohana.

  164. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:21 pm

    Yups Travis not playing today…still get Francisco(Kahuku) though although he’s a BYU kitty cat alumni…grrr!!!

    brew808 – Just put it this way I’ve been working with ordnance for 12 years…go figure 👿

  165. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:23 pm

    SteveM has such an active imagination. And I warned him not to triple his medication and that he wasn’t suppose to down them with mojitos! Besides, are earwigs some sort of insect? Whose name got added…. someone w/ a 25? 🙄 😀

  166. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:25 pm

    😳 aren’t earwigs…. 😳

  167. Kazz January 3, 2009 12:26 pm

    UH Cheerleaders on MTV right now.

  168. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:33 pm

    Are there any UH Cheerleaders taller than 5 ft. and that weight more than 90lbs?

  169. Bulla January 3, 2009 12:35 pm


    they’re DB’s

    ok, that was uncalled for, slap, slap slap

  170. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 12:35 pm

    I still think that everyone gets a pass on the 2008 season.
    But it’s only a one-season pass.
    Programs can go many ways. I think we need to at least see the 2005-like potential out of this season’s team.
    By the way, I thought the 2006 team should have beaten Oregon State. But some coach got cute and decided to start Ross Dickerson at running back.

  171. Bulla January 3, 2009 12:38 pm

    you are the proverbial phootball prophet pho-evah

    and programs can go many ways…can anyone say NMSU? SDSU? UW? whew, a lot of rebuilding going on…….

  172. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:39 pm

    What they on MTV for? They doing one special or something? Hmm…football and beer, or girls who cheer?

  173. Kazz January 3, 2009 12:40 pm

    Is Paula Abdul on something?

  174. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:43 pm

    I wish Paula Abdul was on my…um…cell phone call list 🙂

  175. Jason January 3, 2009 12:44 pm

    jm2375: Hey, I’m taking mostly applied math courses. 🙂

  176. Kazz January 3, 2009 12:44 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    They are competing against other squads on Paula Abdul’s Cheerleading Bowl.

  177. Asa January 3, 2009 12:45 pm

    Jason — Surprising Einstein would discuss something he didn’t believe in… 😉

  178. Bulla January 3, 2009 12:45 pm


    get out of the gutter, that was so bad……all i know is that if she were in a crowded bar and your face was there, she wouldn’t have to worry about finding a ………., that’s enough

    i was going to say my ears are pretty cold, and i sure would like to use some custom ear muffs………

    take me back, take me back to the Laker days when she danced, haha

  179. Ronnie January 3, 2009 12:45 pm

    That MTV show is on at 4:30 in CA…

  180. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 12:45 pm

    And by “everyone gets a pass,” that includes the writers.
    I had an off year.

  181. Kazz January 3, 2009 12:46 pm

    RE: UH Cheerleaders.

    BTW, I’d rather have our petite and talented cheerleaders that compete on a national stage every year and finish in the Top 10 representing our school/state as an “athletic program” than some of the cosmetically-made eye candy pieces on display at some other BCS-sized schools. :mrgreen:

    If people just want eye candy, Kapiolani Blvd and “Koreamoku” Street can provide dis kine action. :mrgreen:

  182. Kazz January 3, 2009 12:48 pm

    Hahahahaha!!! Miami of Ohio… Eliminated!!!


    Oh that reminds me… gotta get that ready for some BSU DONKS for tonight’s WAC season opener!!!

    WHITE OUT!!! GO BOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  183. Ronnie January 3, 2009 12:49 pm

    Kazz –

    I agree with you about our cheerleaders. Seeing them at the Boise game, I was really impressed with how athletic and fearless they are.

  184. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 12:49 pm

    I wonder what Einstein’s relatives look like?
    And his theory on them.

  185. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:49 pm

    Oye, what is dat like one new reality show now? Hmm…cheerleaders ah, might have to take a peek.

    Ah nevermind…that was bad

  186. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:51 pm

    Wow – where did the gutter come from? Kind of jumped up and took over? 🙄

  187. Bulla January 3, 2009 12:51 pm

    Straigh Up, for all you PA fans

    Lost in a dream
    Don’t know which way to go
    If you are all that you seem
    Then baby I’m movin’ way too slow

    I’ve been a fool before
    Wouldn’t like to get my love caught
    In the slammin’ door
    How about some information–please

    Straight up now tell me
    Do you really want to love me forever oh oh oh
    Or am I caught in a hit and run

    Straight up now tell me
    Is it gonna be you and me together oh oh oh
    Are you just having fun

    Time’s standing still
    Waiting for some small clue
    I keep getting chills
    When I think your love is true

    I’ve been a fool before
    Wouldn’t like to get my love caught
    In the slammin’ door
    How about some information–please

    Straight up now tell me
    Do you really want to love me forever oh oh oh
    Or am I caught in a hit and run
    Straight up now tell me
    Is it gonna be you and me together oh oh oh
    Are you just having fun

    You are so hard to read
    You play hide and seek
    With your true intentions
    If you’re only playing games
    I’ll just have to say–bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye bye

    Do do you love me
    Do do you love me
    Do do you love me
    Do do you love me ?

    I’ve been a fool before
    Wouldn’t like to get my love caught
    In the slammin’ door
    Are you more than hot for me
    Or am I a page in your history-book

    I don’t mean to make demands
    But the word and the deed go hand in hand
    How about some information–please

    [Chorus cont.]

    I’ve been a fool before
    Wouldn’t like to get my love caught
    In the slammin’ door
    Are you more than hot for me
    Or am I a page in your history-book
    I don’t mean to make demands
    But the word and the deed go hand in hand
    How about some information–please

  188. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:51 pm


    Nah I guess for cheerleading purposes petite is better for the guys toss em around. But still I no mind the eye candy…which is another reason I love foosball so much. If the team not doing good always get other entertainment to watch haha…

  189. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 12:52 pm

    Your image of UH cheerleaders is a lot different than mine.
    I remember when Russ Shimooka was a UH cheerleader.
    Yeah, from that perspective, you never quite see cheerleaders in the same way.

  190. Kazz January 3, 2009 12:54 pm


    January 3rd, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    Kazz –

    I agree with you about our cheerleaders. Seeing them at the Boise game, I was really impressed with how athletic and fearless they are.

    Yup, I never really paid attention to them before but my friend’s girlfriend took notice of them as she did competitive cheerleading in her high school.

    Then I saw a lot of their clips on You Tube in their National Competitions and they’ve been finishing in the Top 10 in the country for the past couple of years.

    I don’t know anything about cheerleading, but they do have a reputation of attempting and putting together some of the hardest and “riskiest” stunts which gets them a lot of points but they don’t always get them perfectly.

    Either way, they are just another reason to be proud of our GREEN AND WHITE!!!!

    Kudos to Coach Mike Baker for keeping the squad consistently good over the years.

  191. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:54 pm

    And now we know part of Bulla’s methodology in getting those exclusive invites to lunch….PA this, PA that, PA, PA, PA….. 😀

  192. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 12:55 pm

    Sorry can’t help it…

    “I’M A GUY” (said in southern twang)

  193. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 12:55 pm

    First Russ Shimooka kills my image of UH cheerleaders.
    Then Bulla kills my image of Paula Abdul.

  194. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:56 pm

    #184 was a guud one…. 😀

  195. Kazz January 3, 2009 12:57 pm

    OMG… this judge’s name is “Hi – Hat”… what the hell is wrong with my generation?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    It’s like all these MTV people have sounds instead of names… like who or what the hell is a “LaLa”?

  196. Jason January 3, 2009 12:59 pm

    Whoa, I just received a package from djmitcho, the prize for winning the fantasy football league. Yikes! An autographed Davone Bess rookie trading card, and an autographed Davone Bess autograph card! I’m not much of a guy for trading cards and stuff, but this is cool. Thanks, man!

  197. Kazz January 3, 2009 12:59 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    January 3rd, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    First Russ Shimooka kills my image of UH cheerleaders.
    Then Bulla kills my image of Paula Abdul.

    ST, this is the most I have ever watched of Paula Abdul (I don’t like American Idol), but is it wrong of me to say that I am now “creeped” out by her?

  198. brew808 January 3, 2009 12:59 pm

    Hmmmmm…. interesting question, Kazz. 😆

  199. Bulla January 3, 2009 1:00 pm


    just saying Russ’ name brought shivers to my hairless head, nothing like feeling the non hair on the back of your neck rise….haha

    Paula Abdul has seen better years, but she is a trooper. I give her credit for still being out there…..and if you want to clear up her image, take off those LV reading glasses, close your eyes, and drift off to nana nana land where everyone is ‘peachy keen’ and ‘neato’ and ‘totally awesome’ and you’ll see the Paula you used to love….watch out for the bell bottom hip huggers and platform shoes……..ouch

  200. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 1:01 pm


    The lyrics to Rush, Rush moa bettah…
    Always thought she wrote that song for me, but then reality set in once I was done listening to it…

  201. Kazz January 3, 2009 1:01 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    January 3rd, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    Your image of UH cheerleaders is a lot different than mine.
    I remember when Russ Shimooka was a UH cheerleader.

    Woah! ST said Russ Shimooka and Russell Yamanoha popped into my head.

    Excuse me while I vomit…

  202. brew808 January 3, 2009 1:01 pm

    So after all the kidding is done, Jason –> SCORES!!! 😆 :mrgreen: 😯

  203. Kazz January 3, 2009 1:04 pm

    Ok.. seriously… if this was a straight up cheerleading competition UH would have killed the other four teams in one routine and the show would have been 15 minutes long.

  204. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 1:04 pm


    Eh I thought the same thing until I had remember which guy was which whew…

  205. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 1:07 pm

    Paula Abdul is from the late 1980s, not the 70s.
    People weren’t wearing bell-bottoms in the 80s, or even the late 70s for that matter.

  206. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 1:09 pm

    The best UH cheerleading routine was in the late 1990s. That’s when they did “Happy and You know It,” by Crazylegs.

  207. Bulla January 3, 2009 1:09 pm

    i thought the lyrics or rush, rush could’ve been played for the Defense this year in their waning moments….haha or LWJ when he was going east and west instead of north and south….

  208. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:10 pm

    That was a great routine. My friends and I still talk about the Happy and You Know it Clap your hands! Wasn’t the current cheerleader coach a part of one of those teams?

  209. Asa January 3, 2009 1:11 pm

    Einstein’s Theory of Relatives: The faster you go, the older they seem to be… 🙂

  210. Stretch January 3, 2009 1:11 pm

    I thought I read that UH was the final 2 for this competition. Not sure who eventually won.

  211. whitey January 3, 2009 1:12 pm

    Leo G is a sports agent and if was to talk with any of the current warriors who are underclassmen, there could be trouble like alabama. if he honestly wants to put his name in for the coaching position, first resign as a sports agent so there is no question about illegality.

    Brian Derby is different because he is doing things from his heart and basically, there is no pay involved.

    also coach j morimoto is on the unlv staff and i am sure he had a hand in getting tesoro from baldwin. he is also very close to coach chad k and both of them participate in the just win clinic on maui.

    i don’t know how byu lost some of their hawaiian connection, but i think when they took UH off their schedule, they lost a lot because there was no way the hawaii kids would get to play in front of their families and friends in hawaii. sometimes maybe, scheduling mwc teams should be avoided with unlv being the exception. we do get a lot of money from boyd gaming.

  212. jm2375 January 3, 2009 1:12 pm

    ST – bad visual, bad visual!!! ewwwww.

  213. Stretch January 3, 2009 1:13 pm

    Whoa…. Vili lost weight. He looks a lot better now.

  214. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 1:14 pm


    Fo reals, wassup with LWJ? Dat guy needs to be let loose or switch positions. Let him KR/PR and maybe play wide receiver to use his speed. I hope Coach Ron utilizes his talent this year or else he’s a waste of talent.

  215. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:14 pm

    this is the first time i’ve watched MTV in years.

  216. Kazz January 3, 2009 1:15 pm


    January 3rd, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    I thought I read that UH was the final 2 for this competition. Not sure who eventually won.

    Oh crap… I was going to leave early based upon hearing that UH won the whole thing… guess I gotta wait now…

  217. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 1:18 pm


    MTV not the same anymore…do they even play music nowadays? MTV should be RTV…as in Reality Television instead of Music Television… So irritating too when get MTV 1,2,3, Soul, Asian, Latin…frikk what da heo?

  218. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 1:20 pm

    One of the cheerleaders, Vanessa, was the one who choreographed the Happy And You Know It routine.
    Erika Buder-Nakasone was a member of the squad. She’s Clapp’s admin assistant now.

  219. 99club January 3, 2009 1:21 pm

    Mahalo for the kind words you guys, RE: retirement.

    We’ll be staying here, most likely.

    HOLY COW! What an easy TD for AZ!

  220. Asa January 3, 2009 1:21 pm

    Stephen Tsai — It’s Shimooka’s revenge for you not returning that missing vowel sound in his name… 🙂

  221. Kazz January 3, 2009 1:25 pm

    Holy crap!!!

    UH CHEERLEADERS!!!! NO KA OI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  222. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:25 pm

    that was a great one.
    what sort of name is Hi-Hat?

  223. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 1:25 pm

    Hey, I’m missing a vowel sound, too.

  224. letsgowarriors January 3, 2009 1:26 pm

    i dont really care for goeas as a coach for UH. agents remind me of car salesman, fast talking. does he even have the knowledge to coach? was derby ever considered for the OL position? or is he even interested in it?

    so whos decision was it to start #37 dickerson at RB? i dont think that was the main problem. we lost it with many mistakes. kelly missing FGs. bess falling down on his route and dropping passes. ilaoa fumbling. colt’s alligator arm pass to rivers on 4th down which was always an automatic….i was pretty drunk, but i think all those things happened in 2006.

  225. Stretch January 3, 2009 1:27 pm

    If anyone cares, Arizona is up 21-17 in the 3rd Q

  226. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:27 pm

    i didn’t like it when shimoooooka did a news piece and went to japan and pretended to be a ninja and ran around like an idiot in a ninja outfit and looked like a fool. he first can’t pronounce his name right and then makes fun of his heritage like that.

  227. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:31 pm

    is paula abdul crying?

  228. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:32 pm

    i think i just might take more pictures tonight of the winners.

  229. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:32 pm

    and share it for all of you
    i wonder if they’ll have that trophy at tonight’s game

  230. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:33 pm

    oops, did i ruin the outcome for al? i’m sorry.

  231. Kazz January 3, 2009 1:33 pm

    No matter the sport, they wear the Green and the White and the “H” on their chests!!!!


    WAY TO REPRESENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  232. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:33 pm

    there’s a cheerleading magazine?

  233. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 1:36 pm

    wow, the nfl refs are pretending to be wac refs and are sucking it.

  234. Kazz January 3, 2009 1:37 pm


    I tell you… she’s on something…

    But I was just thinking the same thing too if the cheerleaders will have some extra spotlight on them at halftime tonight.

    They should, they’re really underappreciated considering the level of talent and success they’ve had over the years in their respective sport.

  235. Kazz January 3, 2009 1:38 pm

    Ok.. now I can go pick up my car now!

  236. wow January 3, 2009 1:39 pm

    we are the only d-1 school that is looking for an oline coach to come in to help our lame oline coach.
    this is truly amazing!

    how bout we fire our lame oline coach and hire a new one!

    but thats Hawaii for ya!

  237. 99club January 3, 2009 1:51 pm

    28-17 Cards.

  238. Ronnie January 3, 2009 2:12 pm

    Yee Haw AZ!!!

  239. HiFlyer January 3, 2009 2:15 pm

    Ronnie, who you going to cheer for in the late game with Indy and the Chargers.

  240. Ronnie January 3, 2009 2:50 pm

    HiFlyer, I’m cheering for the Chargers. I like Peyton Manning’s commercials, but not so much his team….

    I can’t wait until tomorrow when I get to watch Davone.

  241. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 2:55 pm

    And don’t forget: Davone’s a blog reader.

  242. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 3:05 pm

    Good Luck Tommorrow Davone…

    I’ve been rocking your jersey ever since I got it for Christmas… representin you out here in Cali! Was at Six Flags during New Years and had a bunch of people ask about the jersey and nothing against you but was surprised at how many people knew who you were! The common thing that was said was oh, Davone Bess from Miami yeah I picked that guy up on my Fantasy Football team he’s been getting me points every week…lol.

  243. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 3:10 pm

    Now, if we can only get PB to wear his blog shirt at Six Flags …

  244. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 3:12 pm

    I’m not very good at anatomy, but I imagine a “detached tendon in the groin area” is not a preferred injury.

  245. brew808 January 3, 2009 3:14 pm

    Wow… just like that, PG> became a PB! Magic! 😯 😆 😯

  246. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 3:15 pm

    That being said, I’m looking forward to watching Miami’s game tomorrow. What’s fun about watching Bess is that you can see he isn’t the biggest or fastest guy out there, but he’s very disciplined and comes to play. Lotsa fire in his play.

    If you’re reading this, go get ’em Davone! And tell Samson we’re rootin’ for him too!

  247. d1島 January 3, 2009 3:17 pm

    Good Luck Davone!

  248. d1島 January 3, 2009 3:18 pm


  249. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 3:21 pm


    To tell you the truth I’ve worn it while coaching my sons football team and met a mother from another team who was from Hawaii who asked about the shirt. She is a UH Football Fan too and was wondering who the Tsaiko’s were because she saw the Tsaiko sign before at a home football game. I told her to look up the blog and say hello but don’t know if she ever did. Anyway don’t worry I wear my green/white/Tsai-ko/former players colors/jerseys/shirts with pride!

  250. HiFlyer January 3, 2009 3:22 pm

    Does anyone know if tonights mbb game will be on K5 or is it PPV.

    Good luck to Samson and Davone tomorrow.

  251. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 3:22 pm

    Good luck to Samson Satele too…cannot have success without the man in the middle!

  252. d1島 January 3, 2009 3:24 pm

    Reading PB’s comments while watching the Chargers reminds me of a movie I once saw….

    Pauoa Boy,
    Still get Baby Blue Marines?

  253. d1島 January 3, 2009 3:25 pm


  254. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 3:27 pm

    Freddie Keiaho went to Waianae High School?

  255. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 3:28 pm

    Ya know, saying Samson’s and Davone’s name will always make us miss them. But it sure feels good to say their names in the same sentence as as the word “playoffs”.

  256. brew808 January 3, 2009 3:29 pm

    Piling on….

    What really grabs my attention and instills my deep fan appreciation is how complete a player Davone is. Even when he isn’t the intended receiver (or if it’s a running play), he’s participating in the play, selling his route, making a key block down field, following after a play to deliver additional down-field blocking, making sure the ball doesn’t pop free, and even helping up his teammate after the play. Davone’s head is always in the game!

    ST – your comment on top regarding how the “Warriors probably could use more players like Davone Bess” is a key and reinforces our discussion of leadership needed by the Warriors. Some leaders are vocal, rah-rah types. Some (probably the most effective) are the ones that lead by example, on and off the field. That is Davone Bess – WARRIOR!!! 😀

  257. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 3:30 pm

    We know call em Baby Blue we just tell em… “Couldn’t Hack it Had to Pack It” on in my own words I just tell em “Beat It Geek”!

  258. brew808 January 3, 2009 3:31 pm

    Whoahhh….. Who unleashed the Blue d1島 Monster!!! 😯 😈 🙄

  259. HiFlyer January 3, 2009 3:32 pm

    d1, thanks

    Thinking of going to the game, but depends how long the Indy/SD game goes.

  260. d1島 January 3, 2009 3:32 pm

    Did D Bess remember to let someone know where the JUGS machine can be found in the pre-dawn hours?

  261. labrat January 3, 2009 3:33 pm

    Why is ST looking at male cheerleaders??? Whatever happened to those amazon dancers???

    Go Davone!!!!!!

  262. brew808 January 3, 2009 3:34 pm

    Hey…. P-Boy – Please…. get plenty of geeks around here and you don’t want to be hurting our their feelings….. 🙄 😀 😯

  263. d1島 January 3, 2009 3:35 pm

    Just finished catching up reading some of the posted comments


  264. Pauoa Boy January 3, 2009 3:38 pm


    no pun intended just a figure of speech…geek 🙂

  265. brew808 January 3, 2009 3:48 pm

    Heheheh… Just what I suspected #247, #248, #263 – d1島 is NOT an old dog (hear that Bones) and CAN learn new tricks! He’s now the d1島 Blue Monster!!! 😯

    Should I be concerned that I might know d1島 so well? Yikes! 😯 😈 😆

  266. d1島 January 3, 2009 3:52 pm

  267. brew808 January 3, 2009 3:52 pm

    Question: I’ve been around teenagers in a feeding frenzy. Heck – I was once one of them. But what happens when they’re 6’4″ 280# and just 13 yr. old, and an active athlete? Yikes! 😯 😀 😯

  268. brew808 January 3, 2009 3:56 pm

    Hey, Mrs. d1島 – Do you lurk? Please note that YOU CAN STILL TEACH THAT HUSBAND OF YOURS a few new tricks. Try teach him plenty! Right – d1島? 😈 😯 😆

  269. d1島 January 3, 2009 3:58 pm

    😯 Someone’s gotta learn to stop jumping the gun…

  270. brew808 January 3, 2009 4:00 pm

    Hey d1島 … this is a family blog. No discussions about any premature stuff…. 😈 😀

  271. d1島 January 3, 2009 4:01 pm

    She no lurk…only konk on the head when she hear stuff at the live events 😯

    Maybe I should stop bringing her?


  272. brew808 January 3, 2009 4:03 pm

    Let’s see if I can find her email addy…. 🙄

  273. djmitcho January 3, 2009 4:06 pm

    Glad you got the package!

  274. brew808 January 3, 2009 4:11 pm

    Any Tsaikos attending tonight’s MBB game vs. the BS-donkeys? I want to know who to look for in the crowd. Yeah – I know about the traffic cone. Anyone have the special celebrity seats behind the UH bench? It was kind of fun teasing Jason and the baboozes. 😆

  275. d1島 January 3, 2009 4:12 pm

    Howzit djmitcho!

    You gonna be able to make it over to Oahu for a CC?

  276. brew808 January 3, 2009 4:14 pm

    Ehhhhhh…. How’s my buddy, my pal, my cousin djmitcho! 😀 :mrgreen: Happy New Year to you! Aren’t you missing the snow and cold of E. Wash? Have you adjusted the controls from defrost to tan? Enjoy you vacation! 😆

  277. d1島 January 3, 2009 4:15 pm

    So it seems like Pepsi has reverted back to regular Pepsi as it’s flagship drink.

  278. rog January 3, 2009 4:16 pm

    None of the current Warriors have the work ethic of Bess and thats why we have problems against solid teams

  279. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 4:20 pm

    the mtv cheerleading show will be repeated from 430-600.

  280. brew808 January 3, 2009 4:26 pm

    I find it bizarre to find the 8-8 Chargers as the home team against the 12-4 Cots. Somehow – it doesn’t seem fair… especially knowing how WEAK the AFC (and NFC) West was this NFL season. 🙄

  281. Kekoa January 3, 2009 4:39 pm

    Brew ~ San Diego weather or Baltimore winter? It’s about fair play weather, not play-off fairness.

  282. Kekoa January 3, 2009 4:40 pm

    Coach Bulla ~ You have mail.

  283. chawan_cut January 3, 2009 4:41 pm

    i say that the “new” vili thats a part of the cheer squad would do good for UH. he is a student and represents us well. that and he’s cheaper than vili.

  284. brew808 January 3, 2009 4:50 pm

    Sheesshh…. How many Bozo’s are needed for a half-time show? This is ridiculous! 😈

  285. jm2375 January 3, 2009 4:58 pm

    Howzit d1, brew!!! like da new color?

  286. jm2375 January 3, 2009 5:04 pm

    crap what happened? ok. let’s try that again.

    Howzit brew, d1!!! Like da new color?

  287. jm2375 January 3, 2009 5:05 pm

    dang it. UH UH UH

  288. brew808 January 3, 2009 5:06 pm

    What are the statistical likelihood that someone will get it right on her their attempt? 😯

  289. jm2375 January 3, 2009 5:07 pm

    gunfunnit. i give up. waaah.

  290. brew808 January 3, 2009 5:08 pm

    It really is simple to do… even for a Hoya! 😈

  291. brew808 January 3, 2009 5:10 pm

    Well – you get partial credit for trying so hard…. 😀

    Also – quite a stubborn streak in ya huh? 😯

  292. brew808 January 3, 2009 5:13 pm

    Really have to admire that Hoya Chutzpah! You go girl! 😆

  293. Bulla January 3, 2009 5:41 pm


    replied to your mail, mahalo

  294. jm2375 January 3, 2009 5:47 pm

    blue blue blue

  295. d1島 January 3, 2009 5:49 pm

    Aaaaaa…. Howzit jmxxxx!

    Gotta go…play nice, eh you folks!

  296. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:06 pm

    Football is a game of inches.

  297. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:07 pm

    Had to watch the end of the game before I go….

    would a safety have been better for the Colts? 😕

  298. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:07 pm

    An inch here and an inch there and you lose the ballgame.

  299. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:08 pm

    Kicker kicks an inch to the right and we win. An inch to the left and we lose.

  300. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:08 pm

    also wondering if Rich2176 had anything to do with UH cheerleaders being on that MTV show with Paula Abdul?

  301. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:09 pm

    Wassup Pride.!

  302. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:10 pm

    Left tackle takes that four inch step with his left foot and gets to the DE on time and we win. Left tackle doesn’t gain any ground on that first step misses the DE by an inch who sacks the QB on the last play and we lose the ballgame.

  303. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:10 pm

    Hmmm…that safety would have meant the Chargers start this drive back 20 more yards….

  304. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:11 pm

    Sometimes adjustments required aren’t real big ones, but just a lot of very small ones.

  305. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:12 pm

    ….and maybe an OL coach has a better off-season????

  306. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:13 pm

    Small little details here and there to our player’s basic fundamentals. Proper steps, footwork, aiming points, alignments, hand placements. All of it small little details. Inches. Inches here and there. Details.

  307. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:14 pm

    ….it’s only a “chip shot” if you make it!

  308. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:14 pm

    Haha D1.

  309. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 6:14 pm

    I’m not an expert, but when I watch the Colts go with an empty set from inside their 10, well …
    It ended up with a sack.

  310. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:16 pm

    “You’ve got to care enough about the guy next to you to carry out the DETAILS of your assignment.”

  311. Stephen Tsai January 3, 2009 6:17 pm

    How come nobody is nicknamed “Chip” anymore?
    I mean, who’s “off the old block” now?

  312. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:17 pm

    Good thing Mrs. d1島 is responsible for dessert at the party… 😉

    Good ending in the game plus get bonus good stuff from Pride. 🙂

  313. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:18 pm

    I hate empty sets. Oops, did I say that out loud.

  314. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:19 pm

    Empty sets. Pet peeve.

  315. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:19 pm

    Who’s gonna show up next?


  316. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:20 pm

    Pretty sure it won’t be Bulla!

  317. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:23 pm

    Leo Goeas would be a good hire. Derby would be a no brainer, but already has a good job. Michael Beasley would be a great hire but would have to take a severe cut in pay. Jesse Sapolu would be another no-brainer, but as a 49er fan I’d much rather see him be the 49ers O-line coach.

  318. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:23 pm

    Eh, Donovan! Pay attention to the OT rules! No ties!
    (not JD)

  319. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:25 pm

    so are we taliking fait accompli here?

  320. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:26 pm

    taliking=talking 😳

  321. Bulla January 3, 2009 6:27 pm


    tsk tsk tsk, play nicely someone said earlier, or i’ll tell your mommy

  322. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:27 pm

    Interesting thing about Stephen Tsai, is he usually doesn’t say anything until he checks, double checks, triple checks, and then quadruple checks his information and his scources.

    I find it interesting that he would throw out Leo Goeas’ name. Like Aunty Liz said, last year at this time, Tsai threw out coach Mack’s name for us to toss around and discuss.

  323. Bulla January 3, 2009 6:28 pm

    always on the cutting edge with you insight. mahalo for a great 2008, let’s Arise and Shine in 2009

  324. brew808 January 3, 2009 6:30 pm

    What’s the going rate (percentage) for current NFL sports agents? (too lazy to look it up…) 😯

  325. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:30 pm



  326. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:32 pm

    When you look up “acceleration” in Webster’s, they should have a picture of Darren Sproles

  327. Bulla January 3, 2009 6:33 pm


    so nice to seeeeeeeeeeeeeee you again, haha

  328. brew808 January 3, 2009 6:33 pm

    Also, do sports agents get their percentage up front off of the entire negotiated package (makes some sense due to bonuses), or is it annualized with the players salary? (again – too lazy to look it up…) 😯

  329. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:36 pm

    I remember hearing Leo Goeas’ name many year’s ago when he was only a pre-teen. I had heard secondhand that he was supposed to have been such a bright, intelligent, and precocious young man, that he was targeted to succeed Nainoa Thompson as the Hokule’a navigator and was to spend years training under Nainoa’s wing. Apparently Leo made another career choice that took him elsewhere out of state.

    Like I said, the information was second hand. I am throwing it out there without checking, double checking, triple checking, and qradruple checking my information or my scources, because I am irresponsible and not a licensed jounalist.

  330. d1島 January 3, 2009 6:38 pm


    C Ya…..

  331. brew808 January 3, 2009 6:38 pm

    If a player changes agents in the middle of a multi-year contract, how do the old and new agents distribute their fees and percentages? Sorry for all the questions. My agent lost his phone service, office lease, and family.

    Game over. Yeah Chargers!!! Who is LT? 😀

  332. Pride. January 3, 2009 6:41 pm

    Bulla. I have a feeling that the Beast’s off-season training is going to be accelerated with his new position coach. I know though, that Ryan is up to the task.

    Ryans’ vision for himself is now going to be up close and personal, if you know what I mean.

    Not many people in Hawaii realize what a BEAST his position coach was as a player.

  333. Jason January 3, 2009 6:58 pm

    Jesse Sapolu as 49ers O-line coach. That sounds … right. 🙂

    Love the new prices on food here at the SSC. Nachos are $5.40 (20% off), bottled water $2.40 (20% off). chawan_cut said saimin was $2.00. I saw fries were $2.00, too. A lot better than what it used to be.

  334. Bulla January 3, 2009 7:00 pm


    the off season is where the foundation is laid for success in the season as you can attest to personally. ryan is very, very excited with his new coach and knows that the path to victory will be paved with hard work, sweat and blood equity, and hours of training and resting. one of the nicest surprises i had on christmas day was a call from our friend dennis ishii.

    he had only good things to say, and we discussed what options are becoming available for ryan. very, very interesting and we can talk more in person, but let’s say his future is very promising.

    i believe things happen for a reason, every day, every breath has been orchestrated for us already and we are merely following through the script that is written.

    thank you for sharing, thank you for your insight, but i do believe that the ‘winds of change’ are blowing in manoa as we speak…and when the dust settles, we are all going to be pleasantly surprised.

    by the way, Happy New Year 🙂

  335. Stretch January 3, 2009 7:17 pm

    I hope Papa John’s has good pizza. Damn, no more Pizza Hut or Dominos delivery. Too lazy to cook. Too lazy to leave the house to pick up food.

  336. jm2375 January 3, 2009 7:22 pm

    Stretch – how come no more Pizza Hut delivery? Papa Johns is kinda bland. I think dat’s why kids like it.

  337. jm2375 January 3, 2009 7:23 pm

    uhh, what about Room Svc in Paradise or whateva its called?

  338. Stretch January 3, 2009 7:23 pm

    jm – I guess no more store close enough for Pizza Hut and Dominos. Not sure why since Papa Johns is coming from Hawaii Kai.

  339. HiFlyer January 3, 2009 7:35 pm

    stretch, why aren’t you at the bb game. den you couldv’e eaten there.

  340. Stretch January 3, 2009 7:39 pm

    Not sure anyone will believe me but I actually changed the flooring in one of the bedrooms so I am too tired to do anything now. I am watching the game on tv.

    This pizza is not too bad. I guess anything tastes good when you are too lazy to cook or pick up.

  341. ai-ee-soos January 3, 2009 7:40 pm

    Brian Derby – lots of “hits” on google; I read only a few.

    I keyed in brian derby, football, hawaii

    Also, for Reeve Koehler:

    reeve koehler, football, hawaii

    Lots to scan, if you have time. some are redundent (sp).

  342. SteveM January 3, 2009 7:45 pm

    Hi folks. I still have a cold and keep falling asleep. Have fun wherever you are!

  343. Stretch January 3, 2009 8:09 pm

    Second half starting. UH down 35-29. A little work to do.

  344. mano1 January 3, 2009 8:30 pm

    Stretch….I have been renovating my house for a couple years now. Just got my floors from Euro Floors Hawaii…had to unload and carry them inside. got about 900sqft to do. Not ready quite yet….other things to do first like walls and cabinets…let me know if you have any pointers to make installing my floors easier and faster….congrats on your accomplishment. I’m watching the game too after working on the house for several days…Hawaii just caught up and behind only 49-46…plus they got the ball on a turnover now.

  345. SteveM January 3, 2009 8:45 pm

    I’m a little feverish. Did I just dream this… 😕

    Midori7’s birthday list has Tina on January 10. I called her boss, who said she wasn’t sure but they gave her presents already. Boss is giving me a large room to conduct an investigation on the 10th. Gotta start rehearsals too… 😆

  346. Stretch January 3, 2009 8:53 pm

    Another disappointing performance by the bball team. turnovers are a killer.

    down 2 with 4 minutes to go and they end up losing by 12.

  347. Stretch January 3, 2009 8:55 pm

    mano1 – I am trying to figure it out the floor installation myself, first time for me.

  348. HiFlyer January 3, 2009 9:01 pm


    right to many turnovers. I don’t know what type of offense that coach nash is trying to run, but the transition game seems so slow that when they do get a steal no one is hustling down the court and they miss the opporunity for easy baskets.

  349. al ™ January 3, 2009 9:08 pm

    in any game,

    you have to have a certain degree of talent and you must have a high intelligence quotient for the game to be competitive.

    …nuff said.

  350. al ™ January 3, 2009 9:11 pm

    how do we get there.

    you have to be able to recognize athletic talent and be able to recruit them to your institution.

    you have to be able to hone their skills. coach them up as they say these days.

    you have to players who understand the game and can absorb the nuances of the game to reach that high intelligence quotient for the game.

    …we have a lot to work on.

  351. al ™ January 3, 2009 9:12 pm

    oops….have to have.

  352. jm2375 January 3, 2009 9:14 pm

    For Rob25 – watch Iron Chef America on now. Secret ingredient is suckling pig. hehehehe

  353. Garret January 3, 2009 9:17 pm

    Leo Goeas is a very interesting name to be brought up–smart, played for UH, successful as an agent that represents a number of Warriors. I’ve never heard of an agent changing careers to become an assistant coach…the pay would be much less and he’d have to sever all ties with his current job.

    But there is a story behind ST bringing his name up that I’m sure is very, very interesting.

  354. MeiLing January 3, 2009 9:18 pm

    las vegas,

    (You must be working…it’s Saturday night…) but when you get back to the blog…

    Have you eaten at Hata’s on S. King St.? I didn’t see your picture up on the wall with Konishiki’s…Good food.

    WooHoo Cardinals!

  355. Kekoa January 3, 2009 9:19 pm


  356. roysan16 January 3, 2009 9:26 pm

    With so much innuendo going around concerning future changes on the UH coaching staff, I never did think it was a good idea to let whatever changes to fester. This waiting around is so reminiscent of HF. And it’s unhealthy to the players. Unfair to the recruits. And it’s not bridging the gap of how I think of Coach Mack as a leader.

    This indecisiveness I question because if it has me impassioned. And I think a lot of others fill the same way. For all we are hearing, presently, are little whispers and insider’s gossip about that purported coaching changes are in the works, especially with possibly replacing the OL coach.

    What’s written on blogs and forums,especially concerning the OL, I know it doesn’t fall on deaf ears with the coaching staff and Coach Mack. And the players. He has to know and feel the pulse of all these rumblings. Yet all we are hearing is that change is coming, change is coming, change is coming…so reminiscent of that character out of Fantasy island, Tattoo…”The plane, the plane,the plane”. He even looks and talks like Coach Mack …that’s how mad I am.

    Furthermore all this drama, speculation and innuendo on what Coach Mack is thinking of doing only hurts the team as they too are looking up to a leader. And the longer it festers the worst it gets. For the way I look at the Coach Mack’s indecisiveness… as not helping and promoting team harmony, respect and leadership amongst the players. And among the fans longing to support the team they too want to look up at a leader they can trust and respect..

    Yet it would have been too ridiculously easy for Coach Mack to publicly announce that we are actively in a search to replace our OL coach. And he could have done this a few days after the bowl game and sparred a lot of innuendo in the football community and gained a lot of respect from a lot people, especially his players. For which I think is very important. The next big,big implosion from me is when I hear that after all this innuendo–no change takes place.

  357. MeiLing January 3, 2009 9:28 pm


    I think there was a player who signed the AZ Cardinals visor you won who was assigned a number in the 80’s. I thought it was 83, but I don’t think it was Steven Spach; might have been a rookie who didn’t make the team. Could you check the cap against the sheet listing the players who autographed the cap, please. I’m curious… Mahalo!

  358. Garret January 3, 2009 9:29 pm

    Just Saying:
    January 2nd, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Garret is boring me to death with his off-topic crap.

    Just Saying,

    That is a very interesting comment, especially when you don’t explain what off-topic stuff you were referring to. Yesterday’s discussion was pretty on topic about UH, college football, BCS, MWC, etc.

    You went on my blog to proclaim your boredom…when that blog was about JD talking about the state of UH Athletic’s budget and how he might have to cut back on Athletic Staff. The budget crunch will also probably have to result in cutbacks in the budgets for the athletic teams at UH. That is off topic?

    Maybe you were referring to my posts here on the day that you made your comment on my blog. I sent in some free play links when whitey and others made a call to try to get the post count up. If my 20 or so links bored you, there were over 1200 posts on that blog so there was a lot of other stuff to read! There were well over 100 posts that just said that people wanted to get the post count up…I hope you weren’t bored with all of them too.

    The funny thing is that homey2shawty…DA BEAST YO! commented on my blog 2 minutes after you commented on my blog about how I should stop spamming ST’s blog. So, I guess you had someone that agreed with your position and just coincidentally happened to comment on my blog at the same time you made your comment. That person had the same IP address as you, which means that I shouldn’t be surprised that the comment agreed with yours.

  359. Garret January 3, 2009 9:32 pm

    Article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel spotlights the tough job that Samson has in the game tomorrow…

    “They are No. 2 in the league for a reason. They do a great job of shifting and moving guys around to confuse the offense,” said center Samson Satele, who probably faces the toughest matchup in Sunday’s game.

    Satele lining up against Ravens nose tackle Haloti Ngata, a three-year veteran who has contributed 55 tackles, one sack and two interceptions this season.

    Much like Jason Ferguson is the key to Miami’s 3-4 defense, Ngata is the linchpin to what the Ravens do, and he dominated Satele the first time around. It’ll be interesting to see how much the Dolphins adjust to that matchup, especially without Justin Smiley there to help out.

  360. al ™ January 3, 2009 9:33 pm

    roysan….did it ever occur to you that perhaps a decision has not been made, therefore, he is not holding out on an annoucement.

    there will be deep impact no matter who he picks or who gets shuffled about and who ends up coaching lineman, running backs, etc.

    why fan the flames of rumors and innuendos at this point?

  361. mano1 January 3, 2009 9:34 pm

    Stretch – First time for me too. I’ve been asking around trying to gain as much info before I hack away at my floor. Seems one installer says i should start from my entry way. Lines should flow to make the room seem larger (depends if you want vertical seem longer or horizontal seem wider). from the websites..they say join 3 boards to start with at least 12 in overlap to start then slide them flush to wall with spacers already flushed against it. Then go from there until you need a clean cut with a saw. liquid glue joints (door ways etc). Should use plastic vapor barrier plus rubber pad to keep boards dry and give it that soft feeling when you walk. finish with qtr round or some kind of base board. I’m borrowing my pals saw to make things easier (not sure if easier means good or bad). Could be earlier and faster to a lot of mistakes ? Good luck.

  362. Kekoa January 3, 2009 9:35 pm

    Howzit Garret! Always enjoy reading your stuff. Mahalo & Happy New Year to you and the family.

  363. Garret January 3, 2009 9:35 pm

    Article strongly in favor of a college football playoff includes a pretty weak comment from the BCS Commissioner. This guy is making millions to oversee and promote the BCS and he can’t come up with a better argument than this?

    Let me remind you why commissioner of BcS John Swofford most recently said we can not have a playoff in college football
    . We have to protect the great bowls.

    What great bowls? Has he been watching?

    We have, for another year, been treated to mostly junk bowls. USC again slaughtered whichever sacrificial lamb the Big Ten offered up in “The Granddaddy of Them All.” And Virginia Tech looked as bored as everybody watching while beating Cincinnati in the Orange Bowl.

  364. Kekoa January 3, 2009 9:40 pm

    jm2375 ~ Put your granny glasses on and check your email box.

  365. Stretch January 3, 2009 9:42 pm

    mano1 – I started in one of the bedrooms to “practice” before I start doing things to the main areas of the house.

  366. Garret January 3, 2009 9:42 pm


    Happy New Year to you and your family also!

    I’m not upset at the comments on my blog, I’m just trying to get clarification as to what they were referring to–is it the football related links or the free play links? Frankly, I would stop the free play links if I thought that ST would want that, but he’s indicated that he likes me posting them.

    I adhere to the rule ST made a long time ago that off-topic posts should occur after 9pm Hawaii Time…he declared that “free play time”, which is why I wait until them to post them. Of course, off-topic stuff occurs all day and the 9pm rule stopped being followed pretty quickly after it started, but I figure the free play links should at least adhere to the free play rule ST set.

  367. Garret January 3, 2009 9:43 pm

    That reminds me–free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you don’t want to read the off topic stuff and get bored.

    Rumors are that Toyota is working on a solar-powered Prius.

  368. Garret January 3, 2009 9:44 pm

    Pretty amazing to me that the 26 minutes between births means that these Michigan twins were born on different days, months, and years! One was born on 12/31/08, the other on 1/1/09.

  369. Garret January 3, 2009 9:44 pm

    Rumors are that there is an iPhone Nano (smaller version of the 3G iPhone) coming that will feature Qualcomm chips inside.

  370. Garret January 3, 2009 9:45 pm

    A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia, toppling two hotels.

  371. Garret January 3, 2009 9:45 pm

    A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan. I hope that this didn’t affect any of the areas where we have troops.

  372. Garret January 3, 2009 9:46 pm

    Free play links pau.

  373. Garret January 3, 2009 9:49 pm


    From what I understand, if a player under contract with a team switches agents, his former agent will still collect on the contract that was established when he was the agent and the new agent will collect on future contracts.

    Articles about a few athletes that have switched agents have mentioned that. So, I guess if Leo Geoas retired from being an agent he’d still get some residual money from his current clients.

  374. Garret January 3, 2009 9:51 pm

    Favre seemed to indicate that he’s going to retire. Pennington is going to sign a long-term deal with division-rival and playoff-bound Miami after this season…that move sure didn’t pay off for the Jets.

    Favre said when he spoke to Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum on Monday, he told him “it may be time to look in a different direction” at the quarterback, Peter King of reported. King spoke to Favre on Friday about his plans.

    Favre told King that the Jets’ doctors recommended he have arthroscopic surgery to repair his damaged right biceps if he plans to play next season. Favre declined.

  375. Garret January 3, 2009 9:54 pm

    The Chargers win means that Rubios is giving out free fish tacos on Wednesday at all of their San Diego County locations. One fish taco per person per Rubios…

  376. Garret January 3, 2009 9:58 pm

    If you will be in the San Diego area on Wednesday and want the free fish tacos, make sure you print out several copies of this coupon…you’ll need one printout per fish taco.

  377. Jason January 3, 2009 10:20 pm

    ▌in any game,

    ▌you have to have a certain degree of talent and
    ▌you must have a high intelligence quotient for
    ▌the game to be competitive.

    ▌…nuff said.

    The amount of times you post things that I’m currently thinking scares me. Get your own ideas. 😉

  378. Garret January 3, 2009 10:24 pm


    I do have a number of solutions/suggestions, but we can talk about that the next time we have a Cattle Call together. There are several positives that I’ve mentioned before that will help UH and the WAC:

    1. NMSU and Utah State seem to have hired excellent coaches. Having the bottom of the WAC improve is critical for the WAC to gain respect as a conference. Plus, if they do *not* improve, their attendance figures could force them to drop out of D-IA, which could end the WAC as a conference. That is another reason why the WAC cannot just kick out teams–lose too many teams and the WAC won’t qualify as a conference anymore!

    The two biggest hires to me were SDSU and NMSU because those two schools got excellent coaches and needed to make good hires. I thought that Ball State’s Hoke would get a BCS conference job, or at least a good non-BCS conference job…I never thought that SDSU would get him! And SDSU’s 2nd choice was Walker, who will do a great job at NMSU and who I thought would have done a great job at UCLA if he got the job last year.

    2. Obama doesn’t like the BCS and Congressmen from all over the country (Texas, Hawaii, etc.) are putting pressure on the BCS. Do I think that will end the BCS? No, especially since ESPN has the TV deal for the next 5 years. However, the last time that political pressure was put on the BCS they had to open up a BCS buster spot and increase the money paid out to non-BCS conference teams (even in years when there is no BCS buster). So, I’m guessing that the BCS will have to give something up, and will have to make it significant, to get some of the pressure off of them. That will be great for schools like UH!

    The way the BCS got the additional money and spots available was by adding a BCS game. They can do a similar thing again this time–add another bowl that creates 2 more BCS spots and that generates money that they can give (bribe) the non-BCS conferences with. That will probably work. I read the Dallas and Fort Worth papers every day and it is clear that the Cotton Bowl will be trying hard for the next BCS Bowl…the Cowboys’ stadium has the luxury boxes and other things that will generate huge money for a BCS game.

    Adding another BCS game will probably mean that there will be 2 spots for non-BCS conference teams, or that they will add a conference (say the MWC) and still keep another spot open. If the BCS has to keep adding BCS bowl games, then eventually enough bowl games will be part of the BCS that it won’t be that big of a distinction anymore. This is more feasible now that ESPN has the rights to the BCS bowl games (they outbid Fox, their 5-year contract starts I think after this season) and ESPN owns so many other bowls (like the Hawaii Bowl).

    3. The playoff talk is really just talk as long as ESPN has the 5-year exclusive contract for BCS games, and their contract hasn’t even started yet! ESPN controls everything now, why would they want a playoff system? That doesn’t bother me that much since UH isn’t in a position to be invited to a 4- or 8-team playoff now. If Mac and the coaches can execute their plan and keep recruiting strong over a period of years so that UH doesn’t have the dips it has had in the past, then UH will be in great shape in 5 years when everything could change in college football.

    The key is to be good in football *and* basketball in 4 years. That is crucial because conferences will be looking at expansion, conferences will be reviewed for BCS status, and lots of deals will be made. UH has a lot of time to get things in order, and I am glad that JD is piloting the ship instead of HF!

    4. SDSU hiring a good coach actually benefits the WAC and UH. If SDSU had to fold their program (many students and faculty are backing that idea), then the MWC would need to add 2 teams instead of 1 in the future…I’d guess BSU and one of Nevada/Fresno State/SMU. Plus, if SDSU ever got good again maybe UH would do a home-and-home series and I have the perfect place for a Cattle Call!

    The rest of the stuff I’ll save for a Cattle Call…I’ve got to get offline now.

  379. Garret January 3, 2009 10:26 pm


    brew808 doesn’t say much about his work, but I know a little about the place that he works. I think that I’d put him farther up the scale than me!

  380. FloridaTed January 3, 2009 10:27 pm


    I don’t have anybody in the 80’s on the visor.

    I have : 32, 91(maybe it’s 81), 24, 13, 33, 67, 7, 25.

    I hope that helps, I can’t really read the names, you have to look at their roster.

  381. Garret January 3, 2009 10:31 pm

    And I’ve worked with a lot of quantum physicists and math majors and there are a lot of them that are smarter than a lot of engineers…the only thing I’d say is that the quantum physicists I worked with were more unique in personality than any other group.

  382. MeiLing January 3, 2009 10:32 pm


    Eat a fish taco for me. Rubio’s is da best!

  383. Garret January 3, 2009 10:38 pm

    Among Sunday’s key matchups: Dolphins left tackle Jake Long against Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs (eight sacks), and 300-pound center Samson Satele on Baltimore’s 345-pound Haloti Ngata.

    Satele has struggled at times against much heavier defensive tackles (including Ngata on Oct. 19), but he played well against New York’s 349-pound Kris Jenkins and improved by studying how similar-sized centers take on bigger nose tackles.

    ”We have to use our quickness and take them places they don’t want to be,” he said.

  384. al ™ January 3, 2009 10:38 pm

    jason….like papa like son.

  385. Garret January 3, 2009 10:38 pm

    Robert Marve’s father, Eugene, said UM’s decision Friday to allow Marve to transfer to any SEC school excluding Florida, Tennessee and LSU is ”ridiculous,” and he will appeal.

    UM said it ”has reason to believe” the Marve family or others on behalf of Marve contacted those schools regarding Marve’s potential transfer during the season, before he was given his release by UM. Eugene Marve denied that accusation Saturday: “There has been no tampering.”

    Eugene Marve said his son wants to be able to investigate all SEC schools. (Robert is believed to have strong interest in Tennessee and Florida.) Eugene Marve said more than a dozen schools, including Cincinnati, have offered a scholarship.

  386. jm2375 January 3, 2009 10:39 pm

    so brew gets the title of #1 nerd? mwahahahahaha!! 😆

  387. Jason January 3, 2009 10:39 pm

    For so long, we’ve held Garret as the standard of Tsai-ko academic excellence. To elevate brew808 to that position would take a thorough background check, and I’m afraid Kekoa doesn’t have enough friends in high places to break through all that secrecy. 😛

    Anyways … I know a lot of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers, and all of them are smarter than Stretch. That is a fact no one can deny. 😉

  388. al ™ January 3, 2009 10:41 pm

    the pill box for example……….no lines.

  389. addahknowjoe January 3, 2009 10:41 pm


    As I’ve said before, it’s easy for anyone to be a Monday morning quarterback and recite the wrongs that exist. What’s tough is suggesting solutions and leaving oneself open to what he hope to be constructive criticism.

    Bigtime Mahalo for your insights.

  390. Stretch January 3, 2009 10:43 pm

    January 3rd, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    Anyways … I know a lot of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers, and all of them are smarter than Stretch. That is a fact no one can deny.

    Definately don’t want to be known as a nerd.

  391. jm2375 January 3, 2009 10:47 pm

    al – possibly, depends on the drug. Sometimes I pay less than my $5 copay for my drugs at Sams than if I went elsewhere, where I would pay the full $5.

  392. Jason January 3, 2009 10:49 pm

    Hey, jm2375 is here!

    A statistics major was completely hung over the day of his final exam. It was a True/False test, so he decided to flip a coin for the answers. The stats professor watched the student the entire two hours as he was flipping the coin … writing the answer … flipping the coin … writing the answer.

    At the end of the two hours, everyone else had left the final except for the one student. The professor walks up to his desk and interrupts the student, saying: “Listen, I have seen that you did not study for this statistics test, you didn’t even open the exam. If you are just flipping a coin for your answer, what is taking you so long?”

    The student replies bitterly, as he is still flipping the coin: “Shhh! I am checking my answers!”

  393. jm2375 January 3, 2009 10:52 pm

    jason – hahaha. now go to your room! you’re in time out!

  394. Da Punchbowl Kid January 3, 2009 10:54 pm

    # Kekoa:
    January 3rd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Howzit Garret! Always enjoy reading your stuff. Mahalo & Happy New Year to you and the family.


    Ditto. WB and UH sports are LUCKY to have a blogger like Garret. He’s easily one of the cornerstones here…

  395. Stretch January 3, 2009 10:56 pm

    January 3rd, 2009 at 10:49 pm
    A statistics major was completely hung over…

    Statistics majors know how to party??

  396. al ™ January 3, 2009 10:57 pm

    jason….don’t judge a book by its cover.

    stretch is much wiser than he pretends.

    smart guys don’t play the role, just sit back and observe. often playing the fool going about their lives just listening and absorbing.

    wise men are judged by how many listen to them and the number of loyal friends that they have throughout their life.

  397. MeiLing January 3, 2009 11:05 pm


    K, that was Anquan Boldin (#81) on the visor. Wished him “Good Luck this year!” when I had him sign since he was thinking that he might only be with the Cards for one year. It was cool to see Stephen Spach make that catch to end the game tonight. Thanks for checking!


  398. Kekoa January 3, 2009 11:06 pm

    Jason ~ You are absolutely correct. I no longer am able to penetrate the security cloak that Brew is shielded by. Conversely, he has access to lots of information on you, so mind your manners.

  399. Jason January 3, 2009 11:08 pm

    al: Geez, and you say I need to lighten up. I have nothing but respect for Stretch, chawan_cut, and jm2375. But it’s much too fun to tease them. 😀

    Kekoa: Oh dear.

  400. SteveM January 3, 2009 11:40 pm

    I’ve played cat and mouse with brew808 for almost two years now–and I always end up being the mouse… 🙁

    But I consider brew an old familiar friend and blogger. He is the mystery person in the third row left of the original Tsai-ko caricature. Besides, my own contacts got intel on him but told me I would have to keep it a secret from myself if they told me 😕

  401. al ™ January 3, 2009 11:57 pm

    did you boys know that ngn has a free preview since ny’s day?

  402. Pride. January 4, 2009 12:10 am

    Two very interesting hires by the new San Diego State head coach. Former New Mexico head coach Rocky Long as the new defensive coordinator and former Auburn offensive coordinator Al Borges to do the same at SDSU. Both hires have longtime west coast ties at schools like Oregon State, Oregon, UCLA, and Cal. You’ve got to believe that they would start knocking on doors in Hawaii in the next few years.

    I truly believe though that the success of SDSU’s program will be tied to it’s ability to recruit in their own backyard. San Diego is a hotbed for football talent, but the local school has always struggled to keep it’s best players home. Guys like Marcus Allen, Reggie Bush, Ricky Williams, and Rashaan Salaam just to name a few players that originated from the county.

  403. Pride. January 4, 2009 12:28 am

    Thanks to the Utah Utes in the Sugar Bowl, we can now start planning our offensive gameplan for next year’s Utah State game.

  404. d1島 January 4, 2009 12:34 am

    Interesting stuff Pride.
    Wasn’t Pisa also from SoCal?

  405. d1島 January 4, 2009 12:36 am

    Thanks to al’s ref to NGN I started to yootoob things Nippon.
    Was gonna put up Kyu Sakamoto but I’ve already done that and this Vietnamese girl looks better….

  406. d1島 January 4, 2009 12:51 am

    OK…it’s a toss-up between that one and Robin Sparkles’ “Let’s Go To The Mall”



  407. Pride. January 4, 2009 12:58 am

    You’re right D1, Pisa is from that same county, as is Junior Seau.

  408. Pride. January 4, 2009 12:59 am

    The new Utah State coach doesn’t have much experience coaching outside of the state of Utah. He does appear to be a very good coach though, with a very good defensive scheme. With the addition of Chad Kauha’aha’a to the Aggies staff, it would be easy to assume that the Aggies will try to pull a few athletes away from Hawaii to play in Logan.

    With only 2.5 million people living in the state of Utah, and three FBS D1 programs, recruiting will be intense in Utah. Not to mention two FCS D1 programs too.

  409. BigWave96744 January 4, 2009 3:26 am

    Happy Belated birthday 01/03 to:
    Former Castle Knight and current Warrior QB turned RB, Bryce Kalauoka’aea.

    Former Warrior Olineman Clarence “Lafu” Tuioti-Mariner

  410. BigWave96744 January 4, 2009 3:32 am

    In the 90’s can you guess what team was 9-0 against Hawaii?
    Nope not BYU
    It was SDSU

  411. Pride. January 4, 2009 3:33 am

    While I congratulate the NMSU Aggies on making what apparently looks like a good hire for their football program, I also wonder how long that hire will end up staying in Las Cruces. With stops at UCLA, USC, the Redskins, Giants, and Patriots, Dewayne Walker may be tough coach to keep tied down in Las Cruces.

  412. BigWave96744 January 4, 2009 3:58 am

    With Nalani attending the next KK, I’m wondering, has anyone previously sang a Na Leo song?

    That’s like someone singing a Paula Abdul song in American Idol.
    If you attempt it, you better nail it and not butcher it.
    So Jason, please don’t attempt to sing.

    How’s that for dissing us ICS grads [-X

  413. BigWave96744 January 4, 2009 4:12 am

    I’m always amazed that for all the talent in SoCal that SDSU has won only ONE conference championship (1986).

  414. BigWave96744 January 4, 2009 4:18 am

    Pride speaking of NMSt and coaches bailing, reminds me of Reggie Theus. In 2005 he was hired by NMSt and in 2 years took their BBall team to the NCAA tournament.

    He chased the big bucks of the NBA but in 2 years he flopped with the SacKings with a combined 44-62 record and was fired after just 2 seasons.

    Image where NMSt BBall would be now if he had stayed and built up the programs???

  415. BigWave96744 January 4, 2009 4:18 am

    Pride speaking of NMSt and coaches bailing, reminds me of Reggie Theus. In 2005 he was hired by NMSt and in 2 years took their BBall team to the NCAA tournament.

    He chased the big bucks of the NBA but in 2 years he flopped with the SacKings with a combined 44-62 record and was fired after just 2 seasons.

    Image where NMSt BBall would be now if he had stayed and built up the programs???

  416. Kekoa January 4, 2009 5:00 am

    BigWave ~ I was awakened by my neighbors dog wailing to the sound of the paramedic’s siren. Then I took a peek at the blog and I see you mention something about singing Nalani’s signature song. I believe that this is the mismatch you are referring to if ST took a stab at it.

    Sorry blogmeister, but the lion is proof positive…ok, back to bed.

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  419. Kekoa January 4, 2009 5:26 am

    …and another thing. Your observation of Reggie Theus, reminded me of his time in Sacramento. In ’89 when the Sacramento Kings coach was fired. I watched NBA legend Bill Russell walk out to his lonely little car in the big empty parking lot of ARCO arena. Tucked under his arm was a small box of personal items.

    I waved and continued up to the ticket window to purchase tickets to a “farewell” game. Soon to be retiring Laker – Legend K. A. Jabbar was on his last swing thru Sac town. The ticket lady said, “Mr. Russell came by to tell us how he appreciated their hard work…what a gentleman!”

    No doubt that this man loved the game. He just couldn’t articulate it as an announcer on the network telecasts. He also could not coach it as well as he could play it. It was a sad moment indeed, as he disappeared into the sunset.

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  422. Rooney2009 January 4, 2009 10:26 am

    Goes may be good, but don’t know what kind of real world coaching experience he has. We don’t need ‘local’ coaches per se, but need experienced coaches. We’ve already seen what the Lee brothers and the othe inexperienced staff has done to the team this year.

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