Spring depth chart

UH today released this depth chart for spring ball:

LWO—Greg Salas; Joe Avery/Rodney Bradley.
LSB—Jon Medeiros; Ryan Henry
LT—Aaron Kia; Clayton Laurel/Brett Leonard
LG—Ray Hisatake/Matagisila Lefiti;  Austin Hansen
C—John Estes; Lefiti/Bronson Tiawanak
RG—Brysen Ginlack/Raphael Ieru; Drew  Uperesa
RT—Laupepa Letuli; Adrian Thomas.
RSB—Kealoha Pilares; Dustin Blount
RWO—Malcolm Lane/Royce Pollard; Jovonte Taylor
QB—Greg Alexander; Brent Rausch; Shane Austin.
RB—Leon Wright-Jackson; Inoke Funaki; Jayson Rego.

LE—Elliott Purcell/Victor Clore
LT—Tuika Tufaga/Rocky Savaiigaea
RT—Vaughn Meatoga; David Hafoka
RE—John Fonoti; Alasi Toilolo
SLB—Blaze Soares; Paipai Falemalu
MLB—Brashton Satele; Mana Lolotai
WLB—R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane; Po‘okela Ahmad
CB—Chris Black; Tank Hopkins
SS—Mana Silva; Kenny Estes.
FS—Spencer Smith; Lametrius Davis
CB—Jeramy Bryant; Lewis Walker.

PK—Brett Symonds.
P—Spencer Smith; Kenny Estes.
LS—Chad Preacher; Andrew Faaumu.
H—Inoke Funaki; Shane Austin.
KR—Malcolm Lane; Jovonte Taylor; Dustin Blount.
PR—Ryan Henry; Kealoha Pilares.

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You may download the UH spring prospectus at:


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The final results are in, and slotback Kealoha Pilares was credited with the Warriors’ best vertical jump: 39 inches. R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane was second, at 38 inches.


I think I mentioned this before, but Saint Francis took a tour of the Tizer building, and all of the female students wanted to do was talk about Kealoha Pilares.

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Monday’s first practice of spring training will begin at 4 p.m. instead of 7 a.m. All of the practices are free and open to the public.

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Attending practice will be a good chance to see the linebacker candidates. One of them is Vili Nauahi, who once was one of the state’s most-sought recruits as a Kahuku High senior in 2003.
After high school, Nauahi worked and then attended community college. He did not enroll at UH full time until August 2007.
Now 6-foot-2 Nauahi is a linebacker, weighing 230 pounds (up 10 to 15 pounds from his playing weight during the 2008 season). This offseason he has been doing split workouts — lifting weights/agility drills and linebacker-related drills.
Nauahi, who majors in philosophy and is a member of UH’s Public Relations Club, is on track to earn a bachelor’s degree in December. As a non-scholarship player, he has used work income and student loans to pay for his tuition. He has not touched the $47,560 he earned for his successful appearance on Wheel of Fortune last year.
“It’s in the bank, tempting me,” said Nauahi, who might use part of the money to pay back his student loan.
“I was going to use the money to buy a car, but I figured I’d save it,” Nauahi said. “I have no problems catching the bus.”

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Don’t forget that Jim Donovan will be answering your questions at a gathering tomorrow night at Bar Louie Tavern and Grill at the Anaheim Garden Walk. E-mail Rich2176 for details at rich2176@yahoo.com

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Congrats to George Daily-Lyles:

DALLAS, March 25, 2009 – The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today that George Daily-Lyles, a senior linebacker from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, Calif., has been named the Play It Smart National Student-Athlete of the Month for February.
A four-year member of Play It Smart at Long Beach Poly, Lyles has been an active participant in the program, inspiring his teammates to balance their powerhouse status on the field with equal success in the classroom and as leaders in the community.
“[Play It Smart] has taught the whole Poly family, about family and that there are no individual successes without family success,” said Lyles.  “So this honor is a team honor, not an individual honor.”
Lyles, who has received numerous football accolades, recently signed a letter of intent with the University of Hawai’i to play football in the fall.  On the field, the team captain led his team to a 14-1 record, a California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section title (the school’s 18th), and a runner-up finish in the CIF Open State Championships.
“Play It Smart is like a big brother standing over you and encouraging you to perform on and off-the-field,” said Lyles.  “While my friends from other schools were fumbling around trying to keep up with the recruiting process, I was already set thanks to Play It Smart.”
“George’s leadership skills have been invaluable to the football program,” said Long Beach Poly Academic Coach Monica Kim. “As team captain, he has taken on his younger teammates and stressed the importance of academics and discipline.”
“Coach Kim has helped me get to where I am today,” said Lyles.  “Without Coach Kim, I don’t know where I would be.”
“Each month we honor student-athletes who demonstrate excellence on the field, in the classroom, and in service to others,” said NFF Chairman Archie Manning.  “George is one these extraordinary student-athletes.   We look forward to following the bright future of this remarkable young man.”

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OK, OK. It’s Corey Paredes’ brother who is seeking to transfer to UH. He won’t participate in spring ball, but there’s a chance for the fall. He would have to sit out a season, per  transfer rules, but would be eligible in 2010.


  1. ai-eee-soos March 25, 2009 7:30 am

    Congrats to Vili.

  2. Nalani March 25, 2009 7:33 am


  3. katsa48 March 25, 2009 7:35 am

    3! 🙂

  4. cheepono March 25, 2009 7:36 am


    Cheepono out

  5. OTTO March 25, 2009 7:42 am

    Top Five?

  6. ken March 25, 2009 7:44 am

    aloha everyone, how many years of eligibility does Nauahi have left?

  7. Rob25 March 25, 2009 7:47 am

    Top Ten!

  8. Rob25 March 25, 2009 7:50 am

    Saturday, May 9, 2009
    7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street, Honolulu)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for up to 60 people.

    Please join us in welcoming home Frank25 as he enjoys a little vacation from his deployment to Iraq/Kuwait!

    In addition, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the numerous May birthday babies! (Jason, Peaches, Brie, d1shima, Mrs. Longtimeuhfan to name a few)

    Feature performances by: (hopefully)

    J(J) – Ventura Highway
    UHFan808 – Funky Cold Medina
    Pride – One In A Million
    Addahknowjoe – Me & Mrs. Jones
    UHFan808 & Lefty – Tricky
    Plus many, many more!

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

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM.

    Continually updated Karaoke Call info and pot luck contributions in the Events Calendar section at:

    Current count = 21

  9. d1島 March 25, 2009 7:58 am

    Robxx (undetermined location),

    Count us in! 🙂

    Good luck to V. Nauahi.

  10. jojo ® March 25, 2009 8:03 am

    Good Morning

    Monday switch, hmmmm

  11. duffer March 25, 2009 8:04 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Birthday to the “kid”!

    15 going on 40! 🙂

  12. A-House March 25, 2009 8:11 am

    Happy Birthday, Keyton from A-House, Mrs A-House, Midori7, and MasaBoy who goes home to Vegas tomorrow.

  13. RichfromOC March 25, 2009 8:19 am

    If Nauahi is at 220-230 and still has safety speed, I don’t see why not leave him in the secondary, like USC safety Taylor Mays…would be sweet to have someone like that to patrol the passing lanes and come up to stop the run.

  14. Ronnie March 25, 2009 8:20 am

    Calf Call with JD and Kinda Shy
    Thursday, March 26, 2009
    5:30 PM – Whenever
    Bar Louie Tavern & Grill in the Anaheim Garden Walk
    321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

    Please RSVP on the blog or via email to Rich2176 (rich2176 at yahoo) or myself (vmktafoya at yahoo)

    Come one; come all! (but we need a headcount for our reservation 🙂 )

    Current count = 6

    Here are some links for where we will be:



  15. Ronnie March 25, 2009 8:21 am

    Happy Wednesday!

  16. alnbama March 25, 2009 8:45 am

    hey top 20, ok, back to lurking

  17. alnbama March 25, 2009 8:48 am

    Oh sorry, did’nt see Mr A_house in the room, Howdy Mr. A-house

  18. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) March 25, 2009 8:51 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise !!!!

    Good Morning Tsaiko Ohana!!@#$%^&

  19. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 8:56 am

    Good morning all….whew…what a week so far. Hope all is well. Sounds like we have a solid group of guys trying to fill out our LB corps….that’s a good problem to have….

    Eh, Rob, you can count me in….except I don’t know about performing Ventura Highway…How did that become my song??? LOL

    Okay…back to doing the people’s business….will check you guys out when I get another break….

    Have a good one today.

  20. LizKauai [Believer] March 25, 2009 8:58 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Ronnie- with you guys in spirit…

    Rob25- will try to make the Frank25 KK…


    Remember to watch Band Champ and vote for Second Nature (Tsai-ko Ukuleleboi) TONIGHT! KHON Fox2 9pm after American Idol.


  21. Kekoa March 25, 2009 9:03 am

    Ronnie ~ Oh schucks, I checked my schedule and it seems I have an appointment with my Nigerian banker tomorrow. I’ll just wait until those 2 love birds come home and tell me all about the fun I missed.

    Rob25 ~ As of yesterday, I’m on for Frank’s Rock n’ Roll Extravaganza! So this is my update for today.

    jm2375 ~ Will you be back from your travels in time?

    DPK ~ Time to come out of hibernation KS Krooner, we need you to carry the ring tone from Kalihi valley.

  22. Ronnie March 25, 2009 9:09 am

    Tomorrow is Ian’s 18th birthday, but since his dad always takes him and his brother out for dinner on their birthdays, I can go to our dinner Calf Call. 🙂

    I told Ian that if he moved back home, he could have his birthday off every year! So far, no response…

  23. A-House March 25, 2009 9:21 am

    aloha, alnbama!

    Hope to see you in Las Vegas for the cattle call on 9/18/09 andor the tailgate on UNLV game day on 9/19/09. This gathering should be a good one as many Tasikos will be the first time.

    Mrs A-House has started her own “authograph” book for Tsaikos and I’m sure would be most happy to obtain your signature and Florida Ted’s as well.

    We had much “fun” at the Golden Coral gathering in Orlando. We saw LizK at the McCarrain airport on Monday morning, but she was not able to get on our flight (left at 0230 hours) – as she posted, Las Vegas was kind enough to pick her up in the wee hours of the morning for “early breakfast” and she made the 10am flight on Monday.

  24. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 9:23 am

    Kekoa…you too??? I was just informed that I have won 450,000 euros from the same nigerian banker….LMAO

  25. al ™ March 25, 2009 9:33 am

    happy birthday kid!

  26. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 9:37 am

    It’s the kid’s b-day…??? Whose kid??? Punchbowl’s kid???

  27. MeiLing March 25, 2009 9:39 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Looking forward to watching practices. I still won’t know what all they are doing, but I like watch.

    Good man, Vili. You might want to pay off your student loans…

    Have a great day, everyone!

  28. MeiLing March 25, 2009 9:40 am

    I think it’s Keyton’s birthday.

    Happy birthday, Keyton!

  29. al ™ March 25, 2009 9:44 am

    (j)j and kekoa……we must all be living under that same star. mutombo sent me an email too. lets go together to pick up our euros, they said that the next frigate freight trawler will embark next tuesday and it should only take 3 months from hawaii to nigeria. we could also do some work to earn extra food and bathroom privilieges on the voyage.

    maybe stevem will also get an award notification, he likes cruises.

  30. Rich2176 March 25, 2009 9:45 am

    Good Morning/Afternoon All –

    Thanks to Ronnie for arranging the last minute LoCal call tomorrow. I just spoke with the dad of a former UH QB with the initials CB, and he will also try and be there with Bestsy.

    Al – I’m not real close to Huntington Beach. Without traffic, it’s about 40 min. With traffic, close to 1 1/2 hrs. You out here???

    Well, it’s almost time to head out to Idol. It’s Motown night. I can’t miss that one!

  31. Kekoa March 25, 2009 9:45 am

    Duffer ~ Birthday wishes to Keyton. When will he be turning pro?…or is he beyond that and ready for the Senior circuit. Whew! These keeds grow up so fast!

  32. BigWave96744 March 25, 2009 9:47 am

    Happy Bithday to John Estes and Kaha’i Choy

  33. BigWave96744 March 25, 2009 9:48 am

    Go get’em Vili…. ALOHA Allie 🙂

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2009 9:51 am

    Good Morning!

    Not my birthday. But you can give me presents anyway… 😆

    (J)J – It does look like we’ll be deep and talented at LB.

  35. al ™ March 25, 2009 9:55 am

    Happy Bithday to John Estes and Kaha’i Choy


  36. Kekoa March 25, 2009 9:56 am

    Ronnie ~ Happy birthday to Ian. Looking forward to seeing the finishing touches made on his 808 Tattoo.

    Say hello to Rich2176 and tell Mr. Motown that 2nd Nature is in contention for the Island Idol Title!

  37. al ™ March 25, 2009 9:56 am

    (j)j….the duffer’s kid along with nalani’s kid and that future nfl dude estes.

  38. al ™ March 25, 2009 9:58 am

    i may be in that area next week. not 100% sure just yet.

  39. Kekoa March 25, 2009 10:01 am

    Wow! more bertdays den I can keep up wit!…Kaha’i Choy & John Estes twogetter? What are the chances? Happy birthday you two Palookas’ and have a great weekend celebrating…because come Monday…put your bertday toys away ’cause it’s grunt and groan time!

  40. Rich2176 March 25, 2009 10:03 am

    Al – I’ve got a meeting Thursday afternoon at Fox, so, I’ll be 1/4 of the way down there…LOL. Do you have my cell? If not, email me…

  41. Stretch March 25, 2009 10:03 am

    Damn Kekoa, (J)J and al all get emails about winning money. how come I only get the kind about viagara??

  42. Rich2176 March 25, 2009 10:05 am

    Heya Liz – You must be so excited for u-boy 2nite.

  43. Rich2176 March 25, 2009 10:08 am

    stretch – selective marketing determined by the cookies on your computer….

  44. Colomaohana March 25, 2009 10:10 am

    No, no, no,…….(J)J, Kekoa, and al….you guys got it all wrong!!

    You guys gotta wait for your $1.5 million dollar check in the mail, keep your “prize” of $250,000, and then Western Union the $1.25 million back to them.

    Good morning, Tsai-ko’s!


    I’m in bay-bee!!!!!

  45. Stretch March 25, 2009 10:10 am

    rich – okay thanks, i thought they was trying to tell me something

  46. SteveM March 25, 2009 10:16 am

    March 25th, 2009 at 9:37 am
    It’s the kid’s b-day…??? Whose kid??? Punchbowl’s kid???

    Very interesting… I recall ST decreeing 2 years ago that there should be only one “Kid”, and that was reserved for Da Punchbowl Kid. Interesting to note that convention has been mostly honored through today and use of the word “kid” in a comment can still cause confusion…. 😐

    Happy Birthday Keyton!

  47. jm2375 March 25, 2009 10:18 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

    Happy birthday to all the birthday boys celebrating today and tomorrow!!

    Kekoa – #21 – will I be back in time for what? and did you get your air mattress patched or do you still need my assistance?

    I’ve won 1M euros in the Spanish lottery, just gotta send in the fee to get the money… 🙄 That came by snail mail.

    Rob25 – did you forget the “Lion Sleeps Tonight”/”Low” singer (sorta)?

  48. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 10:26 am

    Hey…Big C is in da house…

  49. SteveM March 25, 2009 10:28 am

    March 25th, 2009 at 10:08 am
    stretch – selective marketing determined by the cookies on your computer….

    Great observation, Rich! I wonder what kind of web sites set those cookies… 😆

  50. Colomaohana March 25, 2009 10:28 am

    Hey (J)J!! You grace us with your presence AGAIN this morning! WTH??

  51. homey ℞ March 25, 2009 10:29 am

    When Big C is in the house there’s not much room for anybody else. Time for a snack.

  52. g-nalo March 25, 2009 10:31 am

    good morning Tsaiko’s……

    HB to all that apply, and to DPK too except no present. by the time i read this far down i forgot who’s birthday?

    “apple bottom jeans, boots wit da fur, she went low, low, low…….”
    sum’ting la dat?

  53. Colomaohana March 25, 2009 10:33 am

    yes, homey, but at least I don’t have to use a ladder to open the front door of da house…..

  54. homey ℞ March 25, 2009 10:35 am

    Oh yeah, HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

    g-nalo – you have no rhythm…

  55. homey ℞ March 25, 2009 10:36 am

    Big C – ROTFLMFAO! GOOD ONE…jerk. 😆

  56. Wayne O. March 25, 2009 10:37 am

    I admire Viliami Nauahi so much. This guy has so much perseverance and heart. He is doing all the right things too. He seems well grounded.
    And the best thing is that he is on track to graduate. Being that he’s getting his degree soon I have to assume that he’s a senior, but I’m not sure. I hope Vili has a great season and go out in a “Blaze” of glory along w/ Soares. No pun intended. Ha, Ha! Vili is definitely one of the good feel stories for this coming season already. As a celebrated All-State safety from Kahuku you know this guy has the atheletic ability and he was known as a punishing tackler. The first couple of years he wasn’t in good football shape because he wasn’t playing at all, not even in JC. I think he will contribute a lot this year. I’m going out on a limb
    and want to say that Vili will be my favorite Warrior. And Vili, good for you for saving your money and not buying a car. Keep it humble, work hard, and good things will happen. I sure he’ll be a success in life. Go Warriors.

  57. d1島 March 25, 2009 10:42 am

    Happy Birthday to all!

    If I tried to go back and list them all at this point I’d really be hungry!


    (Did someone mention BaseBow tickets?)

  58. Rob25 March 25, 2009 10:45 am

    Hey Coloma!

    I assume that you are bringin’ hubby to be your DD?!

    Nice shot at Homey BTW!

  59. Rob25 March 25, 2009 10:47 am

    Wow, was that g-nalo throwing out a challenge to ST? 😯

    I no believe!!

  60. Rob25 March 25, 2009 10:48 am

    d1: Are you going tonight?

    ST is leaving mine at the ticket office.

    Guess I will have to drag one of the young’uns!

  61. PIAA DS March 25, 2009 10:53 am

    Aloha All,

    Coach Mack has asked me to put together exhibitors for his coaches clinic on April 18th.

    If you own or work for a company that might be interested, please give me a call at 261-5000 (leave a message and Ill call you back if I dont pick up).

    We have several exhibitors confirmed already, New Balance Hawaii, Digital Sports Hawaii, Test Success Hawaii (all end in Hawaii, I just noticed that)..and a few more Im waiting on payment from. Its very reasonably priced, proceeds go to the UH Football Program. Like last year, they are expecting around 300+ coaches from the Pop Warner level up thru high school from every island. We wont duplicate any product so if you would like to have an exhibit, you will be the only one of its kind, and coach Mack only wants 7-10 quality exhibitors.

    I’d like to get a sports drink/sports bar exhibitor, and I still need a t-shirt/screenprinting exhibitor – and what have you? No sales can be made but orders can be taken and contacts made with essentially every football program in the state.

    For exhibitor information go to http://www.pacificathleticalliance.com and click under the H logo on the left. Or just give me a call.


  62. Kekoa March 25, 2009 11:02 am

    jm2375 ~ According to your cruise director, you may not be back in time for the Frank25 R&R partay…unless you sail down the Ala Wai and hop off and head over to KK.

    Big C been digging into my mail box huh?…hmmm did you answer some of the Nigerian letters and then intercept my check? No wonder there’s only cobwebs inside my box!…waiting for an explanation.

  63. d1島 March 25, 2009 11:07 am


    Enjoy the solitude tonight; everyone needs a little quiet time. 😆

    Nope. Haven’t heard anything yet. Maybe soon…

  64. MeiLing March 25, 2009 11:12 am

    Happy birthday to Ian, Kaha’i and John Estes!


  65. Colomaohana March 25, 2009 11:16 am

    Rob25: Oh yeah…hehehe…of course! I don’t think anyone else would enjoy giving me a ride home all the way in the styx……hahaha!!!

    homey, homey, homey…….((((sigh)))) (check your email)

    Kekoa: Yes, I also accidentally grabbed that post card that Abdullah sent you from the Bahamas that had a picture of him with a 12 pack of greenies on his brand new yacht that he purchased with your money.


  66. g-nalo March 25, 2009 11:17 am

    g-nalo – you have no rhythm…

    among other things……

    #59 – morn’in Rob25, no i just like the song, no one is lower than ST…..um……uh…..

  67. madeinhawaii March 25, 2009 11:22 am


    Ahh! No wonder my latest Nigerian email says that all the fees I am supposed to pay have now been waived off. I now just need to pay the processing fee to get my passcode. You must have paid off all the fees for us guys…

    Big Mahalo !

  68. Da Punchbowl Kid March 25, 2009 11:35 am

    Here’s wishing the REAL birthday folks a good one! I suppose you could say we’re at the “center” of the Warrior football birthday universe today. 😉

    (make sure you think hard about that pun before you judge me!)

  69. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2009 11:39 am

    I’ll leave your tickets for tonight at the box office.

    And last week’s winners need to contact me for tickets for tomorrow and Saturday.

  70. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 11:48 am

    Whoa…Big C is giving it to homey…damn…

  71. Kekoa March 25, 2009 11:50 am

    m-i-h ~ I was so sure that this was the real deal. It sounded so genuine when they mentioned people I knew who were former winnahs like Thomas Magnum and Higgins.

  72. A-House March 25, 2009 11:53 am

    Happy Bifday wishes to Ian, Kaha’i, and John – many more to come!!!

  73. BG March 25, 2009 12:21 pm

    Greetings to the Tsaikos in da House!

    I like the way George Dailey-Lyles conducts his business. Sounds like we got ourselves the kind of student-athlete who excells in all aspects of his life. How can we not be optimistic of the future when we are doing so well with recruiting? We’ve come a long way from being happy with ILH honorable mention awardees (not that there’s anything wrong with that…some success stories have come from that list, but not many).

  74. Kazz March 25, 2009 12:35 pm

    Hmmm… So Funaki will wear #2 in his final year as a Warrior and Reggie Torres now will have Funaki’s old #11. Funny because I thought about getting a custom #19 “TUNDA” jersey this season, but I can stick with my #11 from last year now.

    Heun at #5 and LWJ at #23 also. Interesting change for LWJ.

  75. Kazz March 25, 2009 12:39 pm

    Ohhhhhh… I see two Warrior Centers have the same birthday!


  76. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2009 12:44 pm

    The weights are all off. I think they used last year’s weights.
    I’ve got the new list.

  77. wafan March 25, 2009 12:47 pm

    I forgot to mention this morning that today is Izzy’s birthday. Whoo-hoo!!!

    66 and does not look a day younger than 89.


  78. wafan March 25, 2009 12:49 pm

    And, happy birthday to all the other Aries out there!!!

  79. BG March 25, 2009 12:50 pm

    Ralph (re #228 yesterday)

    The answer is “C”. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve become dys-alpha-lexic in my old age. I keep getting “A” and “C” mixed up. Maybe that’s why I keep thinking that I was an “A” student in HS. But, the way my mother keeps shaking her head makes me think that I might be confused on that too!!! LOL

  80. Committed Road Warrior March 25, 2009 12:55 pm

    Plenty birthdays today!

    Happy Birthday to John, Kaha’i, Ian, and Izzy! 🙂
    Did I forget anyone?

  81. Garret March 25, 2009 1:04 pm

    Happy Birthday to John Estes, Kaha’i Choy, Ian, and Keyton!

  82. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2009 1:04 pm

    OK, thanks to Stretch for the correction.
    Baseball tickets:
    Thursday — Rob25 (two tickets), Kazz (two tickets)
    Friday — d1shima (two tickets).
    Last week’s winners get a set for Friday and a set for Saturday. But (and this is where the memory gets fuzz), they have to call me because I can’t remember who we announced.

  83. Garret March 25, 2009 1:05 pm

    Congratulations to Pilares and RJ for being the top of the vertical jump tests. RJ sure has the physical measurables, and I thought he was able to contribute well last year on the field, so I look forward to seeing him do extremely well this year!

  84. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 1:07 pm

    Okay…ST,,,I’ll be calling you….BWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Happy Birfday to all of the abovementioned peeps…

  85. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 1:07 pm

    Hey homey….I just posted a message to you about a movie….on the pink side…

  86. Garret March 25, 2009 1:07 pm

    I really hope that Vili Nauahi is able to get a lot of playing time this season. The weight he put on and his workout schedule should help.

  87. Garret March 25, 2009 1:09 pm

    Congratulations to George Daily-Lyles on his award. He’s displayed exactly the type of character that UH looks for in student-athletes.

  88. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 1:09 pm

    ST…well, you know, he is a Damien grad….and St. Francis was our sister school back in the day….LOL

  89. Garret March 25, 2009 1:11 pm

    This website thinks that David Veikune would fit the needs for Arizona. They cite injuries to Travis LaBoy as one of the needs for Arizona to draft a player like Veikune…I’d rather have the Warriors on the field together instead of playing against each other. It would be nice if Arizona let Dansby go and they draft Veikune with a high pick.

    Arizona’s defense really needs an impact outside linebacker that can rush the passer and force turnovers. Free-agent addition Travis LaBoy was banged up in 2008, while Bertrand Berry, Chike Okeafor and Clark Haggans are all north of age 30. If they don’t retain Dansby, the Cardinals will likely spend a high pick on a weak-side linebacker. Clearly, if these guys can all stay healthy then the Cardinals will have one of the best LB crops in quite some time. Good Fits in ‘09 Draft Class: OLB Clay Mathews (USC), DE-OLB Larry English (Northern Illinois), OLB Zack Follett (Cal), and DE-OLB David Veikune (Hawaii).

  90. Kekoa March 25, 2009 1:13 pm

    BG ~ I regret to inform you that you will have to sign yourself in to an adult remedial language arts class. I have in my possession the $100.00 contract from the Navy folks that gives me Cabana ‘A’ for Saturday, April 25th. SteveM, please post the correction on your site.

    Kazz, Ralph, Koakane, James, Homey – the usual grounds crew will be able to gather at 0900 AM on that Sat. morning to begin setting up Cabana A.

  91. Garret March 25, 2009 1:13 pm

    It is nice that Bess is one of the Dolphins supporting this Make-a-Wish Foundation auction event.

  92. Garret March 25, 2009 1:16 pm

    This article thinks that Oakland did a great move with their trade for Samson.

    By all indications, Samson is a perfect fit for the zone blocking scheme which values agility and athleticism over size and strength for the offensive line.

    Satele is listed as 6-3, 300 lbs, but it is believed that his playing weight is closer to 295. Samson is a pure athlete who ran an impressive 5.24 in 40 yard dash, did 25 reps on bench press and recorded a 33″ vertical at the NFL Draft Combine in 2007.

    In addition, the former Hawaii Warrior played both guard positions and left tackle in college and has seen some time at guard in the NFL. He adds versatility and depth to the line, which is always a plus as injuries mount throughout the rigorous NFL schedule.

    Another plus is that Satele played in a Miami offense that ran plays out of the “Wildcat formation” which is sure to be included in the Raider playbook in 2009. Having a center with a familiarity to these sets is a big advantage in helping to integrate a new player at such a key position.

    All things being considered, he is ideal for the Raider philosophy and Samson will only continue to grow under the tutelage of Jim Michalczik.

    Simply put, Samson did not fit the Dolphin scheme. One man’s loss is another’s gain. Satele is a perfect fit for the Raiders and looks to be a fixture for years to come.

    Overall, this is a shrewd personnel move by the Raider brass and grades out very well.

    Bottom line is that Samson Satele is tough guy who is a great acquisition for Tom Cable’s Raiders.

    Welcome to the Nation Samson!

  93. Garret March 25, 2009 1:20 pm

    One of the proposals got sent off today–I can’t believe it is finally done!

    I’m taking a 10-minute blog break before getting back to the other proposal–it is close to being completed also.

    Ronnie, I’m doing everything I can (even writing the parts that other companies are supposed to be writing) so that all of this stuff can get completed by tomorrow so that I can attend the CC with JD and Kinda Shy. Lori thinks that I’m crazy, especially with the traffic I’ll be hitting, but if I can have one more night without sleep I should be able get everything done and make it there.

  94. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 1:25 pm

    Kekoa….I regret that I may not be avaiable for the 25th morning crew because that is the last weekend before the last week of session which may mean we’ll be pulling all-nighters that weekend….I’m hopeful to at least make the post game-early evening festivities at the Cabana……LOL

  95. addahknowjoe March 25, 2009 1:25 pm

    To all that were precariously informed either by their parents or a piece of paper they plunked into the world on this dubious day, I bid you a hearty annual reminder;

    “Happy Day of Birth Recognition Ritual Brought On by Western Cultures!”

  96. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 25, 2009 1:33 pm

    I think I mentioned this before, but Saint Francis took a tour of the Tizer building, and all of the female students wanted to do was talk about Kealoha Pilares.

    I think it has to do with the shoes.

  97. SteveM March 25, 2009 1:37 pm

    March 25th, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    Ralph (re #228 yesterday)

    The answer is “C”. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve become dys-alpha-lexic in my old age. I keep getting “A” and “C” mixed up….

    March 25th, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    BG ~ I regret to inform you that you will have to sign yourself in to an adult remedial language arts class. I have in my possession the $100.00 contract from the Navy folks that gives me Cabana ‘A’ for Saturday, April 25th……

    I just hope you both did not make reservations for the same day. The competition for tailgaters could get fierce… 🙂

  98. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 25, 2009 1:37 pm


    On the day of the spring game may be the ONLY time this season I will be able to attend a tailgate before 4:30pm.

    The “regime” may not allow me to live a life outside the office at all regardless if its football season.

    Hmmmm what kind of corporate sponsor of UH athletics does this to a season ticket holder?

  99. Ronnie March 25, 2009 1:50 pm


    Thursday’s dinner with Jim Donovan will be at Bar Louie Tavern & Grill at the Anaheim Garden Walk….

  100. Ronnie March 25, 2009 1:53 pm


    If you want to take the train up from Oceanside, I can pick you up at the Anaheim Station… That way you could work and not worry about traffic 😀 !

  101. chawan_cut March 25, 2009 1:56 pm

    i think my heart just stopped.

  102. addahknowjoe March 25, 2009 1:56 pm


    You always thinking!

    Must be the parent in you.


  103. Florida Patti March 25, 2009 2:00 pm

    Aloha, everybody,


    Took Ted for a walk today, and we checked the mail afterwards. Got your package and he was totally “blown away”…what a lovely surprize!!! Of course you know I will never get his full attention once he starts watching these videos, but hey, maybe I will watch them with him. You all are so thoughtful and have brought much joy to the both of us.

    He reads the blog each day, but is still not able to get on himself. Monday he starts speach therapy and hopefully can get some help with other minor problems. Gets tired and still frustrated, but not as much as before.

    I collect angels and I believe I have added a number of “real ones” to my collection!! God bless you all,

    Love & Aloha
    Florida Patti

  104. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 2:06 pm

    Good news Florida Patti….Godspeed to you and Fla Ted…. 🙂

  105. Ronnie March 25, 2009 2:06 pm

    addahknowjoe – Even when I try, I can’t get out of “Mother Mode” 🙂

  106. Ronnie March 25, 2009 2:07 pm

    Florida Patti – Great news! I can’t wait to meet you and Ted in person!

  107. Ronnie March 25, 2009 2:09 pm

    A-Joe: I even checked out fares and times 🙂 $30 roundtrip isn’t too bad during “rush” hour.

  108. Garret March 25, 2009 2:16 pm


    I can’t leave San Diego until the paper is done, since it has to be sent via UPS tomorrow. So, I can’t work on the train…there will be no more work to do! Thank you for the offer though, it is appreciated and I would have enjoyed talking story with you on the drive.

    I can’t believe I just finished another revision…everybody else is it and I can actually eat dinner in peace tonight. They will get back to me sometime tonight and I’ll finish another revision before (if?) I go to sleep.

  109. Jason March 25, 2009 2:18 pm

    chawan_cut: Ditto, I can feel my arteries clog. I love how they get loco moco in that list. 😀

    Now, someone throw in an In N Out 100 x 100:


  110. Garret March 25, 2009 2:18 pm

    Florida Patti,

    Great news! I’m glad that chawan_cut sent a gift to Ted…I can guess what they are and c_c does an awesome job of making them.

  111. Garret March 25, 2009 2:19 pm

    To make 101 and 109 sports related, fans that attend minor league games at this Michigan stadium can buy a 4-pound burger that has 4,800 calories! The burger costs $20, but if you eat it all you get a free t-shirt.

  112. chawan_cut March 25, 2009 2:27 pm

    Hope you two enjoy! Sorry about some of the game footage quality. I recorded at low quality on my vhs/pc and I couldn’t improve it when I transferred them to dvd. I wasn’t planning on making a dvd set, but since it turned out to be the season it was and I had all the news already, I was like, why not?
    Some discs have game photos that I collected from various sites. You need to view them on your pc though. Its in the gamepics folder.
    Enjoy! (hope they all work. if not, lemme know)

  113. chawan_cut March 25, 2009 2:40 pm

    keep browsing that site. there’s some pretty interesting (and also gross) stuff.
    possible ideas for tsaiko-gates???

  114. Kazz March 25, 2009 2:45 pm


    Oh nevermind. No need worry about FBI and Roger G. showing up at your door.

  115. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 2:45 pm

    Hey what happened to homey, Big C, and Stretch….???? LOL…hmmmmmmm

  116. Jason March 25, 2009 2:49 pm

    chawan_cut: Had to stop after page four. That was enough for me. 😀

  117. Kazz March 25, 2009 2:53 pm

    Nah, for real, good job Chawan!

  118. BigWave96744 March 25, 2009 2:54 pm

    I heard that Garrett Paredes will be laying some hits at LB for the Castle Knights, this season… Then there is little Hunter who is only 8 and studying his older bro’s ever move

  119. Kazz March 25, 2009 2:54 pm


    Will the tickets be under our real names or the blog handles?

  120. SteveM March 25, 2009 2:57 pm

    James — I thought homey went to the movies with you…. 😉 I just emailed Big C some karaoke reading material so she might be busy plotting. 😐

  121. Rob25 March 25, 2009 2:59 pm

    Stretch was still @ Makino Chaya when homey, curveball and I left. Sitting with him were Dara, Koakane, d1, A-sports and Pride.

    It was a meeting of the minds!

  122. Rob25 March 25, 2009 3:01 pm

    Good thing I didn’t show up to the BB stadium tonight like a certain sportswriter was telling me! 👿 😳 ❗

  123. chawan_cut March 25, 2009 3:06 pm

    sssh! no tell JD or NFA or k5 or espn. oops. ssshh!
    did i get you a copy?

  124. curveball March 25, 2009 3:07 pm

    There were many intelligent conversations at lunch today.We now have the answers to all the worlds problems..but, as always, what is discussed at CC stays at CC…..except that Rob 25 hates raw stuff 😉

  125. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 3:09 pm

    ROB25…If KK was there..how can that be a meeting of the minds..??? DOH….

  126. BigWave96744 March 25, 2009 3:19 pm

    KAZZ LWJ’s favorite number has always been 23 but it was worn by Alono Chopp III. His other nickname besides Action is “Neon”… Hopefully a healthy Leon will shine like Neon this season

  127. BigWave96744 March 25, 2009 3:24 pm

    now that #9 on defense is off the team maybe Viliami can reclaim his old HS Red Raider number.. NOTICE he wore 36… 3+6=9

    Allie if Vili hasn’t done so, have him call coach Miano.

  128. Kazz March 25, 2009 3:34 pm


    March 25th, 2009 at 3:06 pm
    sssh! no tell JD or NFA or k5 or espn. oops. ssshh!

    Tell them what? I know nothing. 😉

    BTW no I didn’t get a copy, but no worry. I actually have no clue what it is a copy of.

  129. Pauoa Boy March 25, 2009 3:37 pm

    Kealoha “Pretty Boy” Pilares…dayum das some pretty mean hops. R. J. is a beast though, strong as an ox, jump like a kangaroo, and fast like a Nascar, frikk wea I can get da genes from?

  130. Pauoa Boy March 25, 2009 3:38 pm

    George Daily-Lyles going be the next Solly Elimimian maybe even better, wait and see.

  131. g-nalo March 25, 2009 3:40 pm

    ROB25…If KK was there..how can that be a meeting of the minds..??? DOH….

    J(J) – Rob25 didn’t say what kind of minds?

  132. Kazz March 25, 2009 3:44 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    If no mo genes can jus “A-ROD’em” into your system… 😆

  133. homey ℞ March 25, 2009 3:47 pm

    Good afternoon earthlings.

    Kekoa – can you elaborate the directions to White Plains beach?

    Kazz – No matter how much A-Roids you take, if you can’t hit a baseball it’s not going to matter. 😆

  134. Kazz March 25, 2009 3:57 pm


    “A-Roids”… 😆 Good one! (pulls out pen and a notepad)

  135. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 4:03 pm

    kekoa…can you post again when the white plains beach ceremony will be…I’d like to attend

    homey…you’re crackin me up on the pink side…all I want to say now is …”THAR SHE BLOWS!!!! THE GREAT WHITE WHALE!!!”

  136. al ™ March 25, 2009 4:05 pm

    although not a proponent of steroids use…..i have to say that homey’s comments are so true.

    one of the toughest things to do in all sports has to be hitting a baseball just three times out of every ten for a “hit”

    most folks would not even be able to make contact with a 95 mph fastball.

    with or without steroids, either you can hit a mlb fastball or you can’t. by hit, i mean for a basehit. that is why perhaps only 20 mlb players can hit above .300 every year. the steroids have basically allowed them to hit it further.

  137. al ™ March 25, 2009 4:06 pm

    gdl……you da man!

  138. al ™ March 25, 2009 4:07 pm

    kealoha….you da ladies’ man.

  139. al ™ March 25, 2009 4:07 pm

    white whale?

  140. Kazz March 25, 2009 4:20 pm

    Oh I forgot to send out a “GOOD LUCK” to our Rainbow Warriror Cheerleaders as they head to Nationals soon. I thought they were going to pass on it while they were focusing on the Paula Abdul “RAH” competition, but I guess not.

    Kudos to Amanda Lucero, Kristin Kowalkowski, Kevin Lam, and George McGuire for showing off their partner stunts at the volleyball game this past Saturday!

    GO BOWS!!! :mrgreen:

  141. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2009 4:22 pm

    That’s pretty good face recognition, Kazz.

  142. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2009 4:23 pm

    By the way, I heard UH would be interesting in some budding videographers helping out with the football program. SJMacro?

  143. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 4:27 pm

    ST…he has a picture book…

  144. SteveM March 25, 2009 4:28 pm

    “white whale”…. [groan]. This is nostalgia week? Remember how ST had to drag the Tsai-kos out of Cat’s blog after the 2nd Blog Party and her pix? The Cat-atonics were shocked and in hiding.

    homey and (J)James are tearing things up over in the pink palace… has something to with movie titles… but the moms aren’t shocked and hiding… funny! 😆 Comedy awards to homey and (J)James!

  145. djmitcho March 25, 2009 4:28 pm

    Unfortunately I must report that Jason Rivers was released from the Spokane Shock today. I’m not very happy about that.

  146. d1島 March 25, 2009 4:34 pm


    Thanks for the BaseBow tickets…and for the schedule clarification!

  147. Kazz March 25, 2009 4:35 pm


    Wasn’t hard. The PA announcer called them by their names and those four are usually at the home games. Plus since they are all seniors I’ve been seeing them around for years now.

  148. Rob25 March 25, 2009 4:41 pm

    Nice one g-nalo…you are quick today…for the time being! 😉

    Thanks ST for the tickets…I’m gonna see a lot of BB this weekend!!!

    Kekoa – Yes, we need further clarification for directions to White Plains.

    Have a good weekend everyone!

  149. Kazz March 25, 2009 4:53 pm


    March 25th, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    Unfortunately I must report that Jason Rivers was released from the Spokane Shock today. I’m not very happy about that.

    I just don’t get it. Maybe there is something we missed as UH fans as to why guys like Rivers and RGM are not getting the opportunities at this time.

    I have a HARD time believing that these two guys are not capable football players. Is it injury issues? Discpline at the higher level? I don’t know because they cannot be far removed from what they were able to do during their UH careers.

  150. chawan_cut March 25, 2009 4:58 pm

    kinda hard to miss the cheerleaders and the amazing flips and acrobatic moves they do.

  151. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 5:05 pm

    C_C…yeah, I like when they jump around a lot….

  152. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2009 5:19 pm

    UH released the depth chart.
    Who the heck is Chad Preacher?

  153. Stephen Tsai March 25, 2009 5:20 pm

    Note the punters.
    That’s just for fun. The Aussie and Kahuku kid will punt in the fall.

  154. Committed Road Warrior March 25, 2009 5:26 pm

    ST: I was gonna say. FS/P, what an interesting combination.

  155. (Jesse)James March 25, 2009 5:27 pm

    KAZZ….I gotta agree….they seemed like good catches for any team….but maybe they just don’t have that certain something teams are looking for these days….I have no idea….

  156. d1島 March 25, 2009 5:29 pm

    Uhh…sorry, can’t resist.

    The Son of a Preacher Man?

  157. Kazz March 25, 2009 5:30 pm


    Maybe this is why I have a hard time recognizing the Rainbow Dancers. Same ole same ole…

    Hey, remember that game against UC Irivne in which they seriously botched up that one dance routine? First the sound guy messed up and then they were off the whole time. 😆

    Then the cheerleaders whipped out that blue mat and started winning the crowd over.

  158. Committed Road Warrior March 25, 2009 5:30 pm

    chawan_cut: My stomach is getting a little uneasy seeing some of those foods on that site. All that looks like stuff I’d pass up on at a Tsaiko-gate.

  159. Kazz March 25, 2009 5:32 pm


    March 25th, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    Uhh…sorry, can’t resist.

    The Son of a Preacher Man?

    D***IT!!!! D1, you beat me to it.

    BTW, that was the best song off the Pulp Fiction soundtrack next to that song that Uma Thurman played back at her house while John Travolta went to use the restroom and she OD off the heroin in his jacket…. GREAT MOVIE!!!

  160. Kazz March 25, 2009 5:34 pm

    Committed Road Warrior,

    Diets are in hibertation come football season!

  161. Kazz March 25, 2009 6:14 pm


  162. Kazz March 25, 2009 6:16 pm

    I always found it interesting they’ve pegged in J. Taylor in at RWO. Just based on his size, one (like myself) would assume he’d be a candidate for a slot position.

    But I guess that’s what happens when one assumes.

  163. Kazz March 25, 2009 6:20 pm

    more assumptions…

    I thought Paipai’s height at 6’3″ would be great at MLB, especially when dropping back in coverage in a lot of the zone blitz schemes Coach Mack likes to use.

  164. Ralph March 25, 2009 6:28 pm

    Paipai and Blaze on the same side, one got to sit, why? why not field the best 3 or 4 then slot them in left, middle or right if they are talented enough to compete at multiple LB positions…same with Bradley, give him a chance to play, work him at right and left wo…. Lane has straight ahead speed but come game time, he doesn’t get a lot of separation and his hands are questionable…

  165. jm2375 March 25, 2009 6:37 pm

    Jason – they also have the waffle dog on their list if you gone a bit deeper into the list. It’s a long list. I can feel my arteries clogging just looking at the pix

    Kekoa – I will attend a KK when the Wizzards win a NBA championship or the Orioles win the World Series, which, at the rate they’re going, will be when there’s a foot of snow on the ground all over Oahu. Travel plans include Big Island this weekend, Alaska cruise in June, Spain in July/Aug.

  166. Ronnie March 25, 2009 6:45 pm

    Just a reminder for the Lo Cal Tsaikos:

    Calf Call with JD and Kinda Shy
    Thursday, March 26, 2009
    5:30 PM – Whenever
    Bar Louie Tavern & Grill in the Anaheim Garden Walk
    321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

    Please RSVP on the blog or via email to Rich2176 (rich2176 at yahoo) or myself (vmktafoya at yahoo)

    Come one; come all! (but we need a headcount for our reservation )

    Current count = 10

    Here are some links for where we will be:



  167. Kazz March 25, 2009 6:46 pm


    You and me, tink da same li’dat. :mrgreen:

    (throws a shaka to Ralph) dey u go.

  168. Pauoa Boy March 25, 2009 6:49 pm

    I agree to put the best players on the field regardless of experience, cause that’s where coaching comes in to play. It’s obvious we have a lot more depth at the LB position this year than most so giving everybody some PT is tough. Paipai will be holding it down for the next couple years and I’m not too worried. Plus Blaze plays so reckless and intense he is prone to some freak injury waiting to happen, and Paipai can step right in. I agree that Malcolm Lane is a great returner and so-so receiver, and Bradley should get a fair shake at the position. The only solid lock I see at WR is probably Salas and Pilares.

  169. Pauoa Boy March 25, 2009 6:52 pm

    Howzit Aunty Ronnie,

    Dayum, the CC in Anaheim tommorrow…shoot I just spent couple days there at Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, and all that. Anyway, I dunno if I can make it cause depend what time I get off work. If earleh den can but afternoon traffic coming from da oddah side of the mountain sucks!

  170. Pauoa Boy March 25, 2009 6:54 pm

    Anyway, how come the depth chart seem kind of empty…still get choke guys missing I can tell. Well, hopefully everybody get fair looks at each position and they all work hard together.

  171. Pauoa Boy March 25, 2009 6:56 pm


    A-Roids ah, das a good one…

  172. d1島 March 25, 2009 7:28 pm

    I know some folks are excited about Samson Satele moving to Oakland…
    remember the four police officers who were shot to death recently there?
    Some people are planning a vigil…for the killer 😈

  173. Wayne O. March 25, 2009 7:38 pm

    Nice story about Daily-Lyles. Looks like he’ll be a good addition to the team. It’s real important to have leaders and character guys to have a good team. Don’t get too excited about the depth chart. As we all know things change in a hurry and if anything can go wrong, it will. Also, new players coming into the fall may crash the depth chart quickly. Example:, Ryan Mouton when he came in. For sure, the new punter from Australia will get a lot of opportunities to win a job. Etc. Etc.
    Steven, is LaCount in the mix? Is he coming or is he here? What about Chris Leatigaga. Is he in the 3rd, 4th, 5th depth chart? I seem to have heard that he was a JC All-America or was that bogus. I’m looking forward to seeing some spring practies.

  174. Garret March 25, 2009 7:43 pm


    Thank you for the depth chart! Very interesting…but before the new guys come for the fall and the current players go through the spring, everything is in pencil right now. Still, it is interesting and will be interesting to follow as spring training goes on.

  175. Garret March 25, 2009 7:44 pm


    Here is a link to what djmitcho reported about Jason Rivers being released. They signed a DT to fill his roster spot.

  176. koakane± March 25, 2009 8:06 pm

    evening all what’s shaking?

    6-foot-2 Nauahi is a linebacker, weighing 230 pounds (up 10 to 15 pounds from his playing weight during the 2008 season). This offseason he has been doing split workouts — lifting weights/agility drills and linebacker-related drills.

    any reason why he is not listed on the depth chart or did this get answered already?

  177. koakane± March 25, 2009 8:22 pm

    (Jesse)James: ROB25…If KK was there..how can that be a meeting of the minds..??? DOH….

    eh back to work and balance the budget instead of playing koamahu

    g-nalo: If KK was there..how can that be a meeting of the minds..??? DOH….

    show up sometime instead of hiding out

  178. A-House March 25, 2009 8:43 pm

    It’s about 8pm and we are coming home from dinner at Tsukiji’s.

    Passing ST’s house, we notice a car parked on the wrong side of the road with the truck open. As we pass, there is our belvoed ST talking on his cell phone for tomorrow’s BIG story.

    Mrs A-House tells me to stop, but I say, he’s busy getting the scoopes for the big sports headliner for tomorrow and we continue up the hill.

  179. whitey March 25, 2009 9:06 pm

    A House, you da man!!! I fell off my seat when you said ST’s car was parked on the wrong side with the truck open????? hahahahahahaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh

  180. whitey March 25, 2009 9:07 pm

    still laughing!!!! hahahaaaaaaaahhhhh

  181. whitey March 25, 2009 9:08 pm

    ok, ok, i got the picture. hahahaaaaaahhhhh

  182. whitey March 25, 2009 9:09 pm

    before i get some gas, happy birthday kyeton!!!!

  183. d1島 March 25, 2009 9:10 pm

    2nd Nature on TV now….

  184. whitey March 25, 2009 9:10 pm

    forgot, happy birthday kahai

  185. whitey March 25, 2009 9:13 pm

    although the depth chart looks shallow, coach mc and his staff should have some great players to work with and fit into their program. looks like spring ball will be off to a good start.

  186. Rob25 March 25, 2009 9:16 pm

    Go sleep Koakane…don’t you have something to do tomorrow morning?

  187. koakane iphone March 25, 2009 9:22 pm

    Nap was dat stay soaking sum suds with neighbors catching da bands on tv. About a dozen of us.

  188. Jason March 25, 2009 9:27 pm

    Ralph: I have no problem with Blaze and Paipai on the same side. Should they decide to treat Blaze gently in spring camp, Paipai should get some serious practice time with the first team. And I personally think Paipai’s a strongside guy, while Po‘okela is a weakside guy. Not sure how well he knows the assignments, but I like R.J. as a guy who can potentially play either outside positions, so should Blaze not be able to play, you might have the option of sliding R.J. around and playing either Po‘okela or Paipai, whomever is more ready. I like the situation we have with our six top linebackers. 🙂

  189. Ralph March 25, 2009 9:32 pm

    Jason my point is, blaze is out for spring, paipai gets alot of rep, come fall, what happens to paipai with a healthy blaze if his hype is as high with the coaching staff as it is on this blog…if paipai is rated in the top three, do you seat him because blaze is healthy or do you jump him in front of the mlb or wside backer position.

  190. al ™ March 25, 2009 9:42 pm

    thank you stephen.
    thank you very much.

  191. Jason March 25, 2009 9:42 pm

    Then that’s a really nice problem to have. 🙂

    I think they could move Paipai to weak side, but only if he knows the assignments. At the same time, he’s gotta learn the assignments at his primary position first.

    And don’t sneeze at the guys on the weak side. I like both R.J. and Po‘okela. Those four are all capable of starting. And I’ve always believed that Brashton is a beast; he’s gotta watch the injury bug, though. He’s just like Blaze, plays with reckless abandon.

  192. al ™ March 25, 2009 9:47 pm

    my understanding is that paipai will not participate in full contact drills. this spring he will still be rehabbing his bad shoulder and is limited to walk throughs to learn his assignments.

    i also thought that blaze will on the watch as he too is on the mend.

    remember, as with last year. these will be starting points and anything can happen still.

    davis is right where i projected him to be.

  193. al ™ March 25, 2009 9:49 pm

    hey, i was wondering how come ukulele boi did not play the ukulele?

    anyway, so far they the best of the outer islands.

  194. d1島 March 25, 2009 9:50 pm

    That pic of GA doesn’t really seem to demonstrate a very compact throwing motion 😕

  195. d1島 March 25, 2009 9:54 pm

    Start voting!

  196. Jason March 25, 2009 9:55 pm

    Oh yeah, I forgot about Paipai’s shoulder. But yeah, they’ll still walk him and Blaze through their assignments.

    d1: Now you know the first reaction I had when I saw him last fall. Then again, Rolo did work with him over the year and clean things up. I think he reverted to some old habits when his knee started bothering him. The Cincinnati game was a testament to that. Hopefully Alexander will be healthy and continue working on his motion and footwork. Same goes for Rausch and Austin.

  197. Kekoa March 25, 2009 9:58 pm

    Attention Tsaiko’s Tailgaters

    First of all, the Cabana location has not changed. It is still the same one we used most of last season, located right next to the 2 story building that has the restrooms. BG has admittedly had a mental block remembering that it is Cabana A. We’ve had Betty increase his medication, and use flash cards. He should be ready for the T-gate opener.

    We had discussed changing it to a different pavillion up the hill from where we are now, however…it would mean hauling all of our food items from a smaller parking area to the pavillion. If it rains, it will be very muddy in the area.

    Breakfast with Curveball

    Those planning on attending the services for Kristin can tune into SteveM’s site for directions. White Plains beach is difficult to find without a seeing-eye dog, but it’s where she and curveball shared many afternoons enjoying the sunset on the Wessai. My advice would be to meet us at Nancy’s and get in the convoy to the beach.

    Sorry I couldn’t get the word out sooner, you know how it can be smooth sailing, and then things all happen at once! Plus people get distracted and not see the posting sometimes. I’ll repeat this more often next time.

    Actually, thanks to SteveM for posting updates on his site. Anytime you need to know what’s on the Tsaiko Agenda, jump over to his site and check it out! He’s got tons information all laid out for you. You can help by letting him know your plans.

    Here again is his link: http://home.roadrunner.com/~smurashi/tsai-kos/

    Bookmark it, you’ll be glad you did!

  198. LizKauai (iPhone) March 25, 2009 10:08 pm

    Please vote for Second Nature! 808 861 4431
    Call or text VOTE to that number. Mahalo!

  199. Jason March 25, 2009 10:14 pm

    I guess it’s good that I got a busy signal, right? 🙂

    I don’t have a text plan, but I’ll send a couple for Second Nature. 🙂

  200. Ralph March 25, 2009 10:24 pm

    no driver’s license, no textings, dang Jason you got to get out in this world forget sports bookings and stats-make memories outside of sports and maryanne..

  201. Jason March 25, 2009 10:29 pm

    I’m going to take advice from Oscar the Grouch? 😉

    Besides, e-mail is free. 😀

  202. Jason March 25, 2009 10:30 pm

    Then again, advice from Ralph might be better than advice from Stretch. And James. And chawan_cut.


    Ralph’s words of wisdom seem more and more appealing now …

  203. LizKauai (iPhone) March 25, 2009 10:37 pm

    Mahalo for trying. We are getting busies. But still texting. Vote til midnight.

  204. Jason March 25, 2009 10:38 pm

    Oh yeah, this is for Esme and the Moms, I got it from one of the moms at church:

    The Mom Song


  205. Kekoa March 25, 2009 10:41 pm

    Liz ~ I been trying for some time now to break the busy signal. They have these phone in votes, and then don’t prepare for the bump in calls. Sheesh!

  206. Rob25 March 25, 2009 10:51 pm

    Getting ready to hit the pillow, but was instructed to follow KK posting rules…

    Saturday, May 9, 2009
    7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
    Krazy Karaoke (1308 Young Street, Honolulu)

    We have the big (green) room at Krazy Karaoke for up to 60 people.

    Please join us in welcoming home Frank25 as he enjoys a little vacation from his deployment to Iraq/Kuwait!

    In addition, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the numerous May birthday babies! (Jason, Peaches, Brie, d1shima, Mrs. Longtimeuhfan to name a few)

    Feature performances by: (hopefully)

    J(J) – Ventura Highway
    UHFan808 – Funky Cold Medina
    Pride – One In A Million
    Addahknowjoe – Me & Mrs. Jones
    UHFan808 & Lefty – Tricky
    Plus many, many more!

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

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Please continue to RSVP on the blog or email SteveM.

    Continually updated Karaoke Call info and pot luck contributions in the Events Calendar section at:

    Current count = 25

  207. d1島 March 25, 2009 10:55 pm

    OK. Got thru a couple of times and texted several more (mostly to the right # 🙄 )

    Good Luck Uku-boi and 2nd Nature!


  208. Jason March 25, 2009 10:55 pm

    *sigh* Why there has to be a KK right before finals week …

  209. Jason March 25, 2009 10:56 pm

    I mean, *tsigh* 😀

  210. Kekoa March 25, 2009 11:03 pm

    Almost forgot to plug in my 2 cents worth about the Offensive depth chart above – concerning the RB position. LWJ has only shown a flash or two of the sparkle I was looking for from him. If he can get it into ‘scat’ gear with no hesitation, I’ll be a happy child. Rego has proven he can pound for his size.

    An improved O-line with Inoke lurking as a Raider/Bulldog is going to give us the hesitation from the defense we’ll need. The R&S should work better for GA. I think he’ll be able to complete his progression and have time to make more accurate reads. If all else fails, he’s got his safety valve to throw to, and that should really give the defense something to think about! If the receivers keep working to get free…look out!

  211. al ™ March 25, 2009 11:05 pm

    i have it under advisement that prideperiod’s repertoire is much more vast than “one in a million”. next time ask him to sing his favorite songs. he’ll amaze.

  212. Jason March 25, 2009 11:16 pm

    Those of us that actually attend KKs know that already. 😀

  213. Kekoa March 25, 2009 11:17 pm

    OK Liz!…the fix is in…the voice sez, “Thank you for voting for 2nd nature!” Now I have it set on auto redial for the rest of the night!

  214. Garret March 25, 2009 11:39 pm

    When Miami’s head coach talked about wanting a more powerful center, I guess Grove’s weightlifting stats were the reason why Samson didn’t get a chance to fight for his starting center job.

    Recently signed center Jake Grove set a Virginia Tech record for bench pressing nearly 500 pounds as a college senior in 2001.

    “When you talk to people about Jake and his strength totals, and the way he works in the weight room, you certainly get the picture,” Sparano said.

  215. Garret March 25, 2009 11:42 pm

    Interesting Q&A with the beat writer for the Dolphins for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Dolphins fans are not happy with how little they got for trading Samson, and some of the answers provided insight into Miami’s management’s thinking behind trading Samson.

    Q: Why trade Satele, a guy who has started many games, played well, can start at multiple positions and is athletic/young for a 6th round pick and a 4th round move-up? This just not make sense to me. I would have rather of seen Satele move to guard or at least stay in town to add capable depth to the line. What will a 6th rounder bring that we didn’t already have in Satele? Jedivader, Temple Hills, Md.

    A: Jed, you’ve got to trust the expertise of Tony Sparano, who is a lifelong lineman on the field and off. Also, Bill Parcells prides himself on being a prime beef evaluator. Did you think the running game out of the base offense was working last year? This regime values picks and they know that they weren’t going to play Satele next year after getting Jake Grove and Joe Berger, along with their bromance with Donald Thomas.

  216. Garret March 25, 2009 11:42 pm

    Q: Harvey- I am confused, why would we trade satele for just a 6th rounder? I know Tuna loves draft picks but teams rarely find players that contibute that late in the draft. Wouldnt we be better off keeping him for depth considering his age and modest salary? Labduk, Lima, Peru

    A: Labduk, they also moved up in the fourth round so maybe they’ve got their eye on a young stud. I think they owed the Raiders and Al Davis for snatching Jake Grove and Gibril Wilson. Clearly, this regime wasn’t enamored with Satele’s push up the middle and his inability to handle the massive noses in the AFC East as well as the Ravens’ nose Haloti Ngata.

  217. Garret March 25, 2009 11:43 pm

    Q: Hey Harvey, Not sure I get this move. Satele is 6’3″, 300lbs and Grove is 6’4″, 300lbs (according to ESPN.). They gained an inch, physically. The report is that the Phins weren’t happy with Satele’s physique. Is there something else missing here? John, Orlando, FL

    A: John, it’s not only about inches and weight. It’s about strength, desire, meanness, toughness etc. Get it?

  218. Garret March 25, 2009 11:44 pm

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

    Coalition of Indian private security firms says that Indian Premier League cricket games didn’t have to be moved to South Africa, a decision compared to moving NFL games to Bulgaria.

  219. Garret March 25, 2009 11:44 pm

    Self-cleaning, low-reflectivity surface treatment could boost the light absorption of PV cells in two complimentary ways, boosting solar power efficiency.

  220. Garret March 25, 2009 11:44 pm

    Organic electronics (based on organic chemistry breakthroughs) could result in the mass production of cheap electronic components for display screens and solar cells. Using thin film technology, solar cells could be made in a similar way that camera film is developed.

  221. Garret March 25, 2009 11:45 pm

    Japanese astronaut is testing out an odor-free, quick-drying, super-absorbing underwear that can be worn for a week! They will be coming out with a whole line of clothing based on this material soon.

  222. Garret March 25, 2009 11:45 pm

    A group of hot Italian women have a $30,000 bet to see who can have sex with David Beckham first…his wife and children are in LA while he’s in Italy and he apparently does not know about this bet. It isn’t like women need any more incentive to go after Beckham!

  223. Garret March 25, 2009 11:46 pm

    Free play links pau.

  224. Garret March 25, 2009 11:51 pm

    I’m STILL not done with the last $%@# proposal. The thing that really bothers me is that right now I’m actually having to make resumes for several other people that will be funded under this project. They can’t be bothered to get the information together to create 2-page resumes in the format required, so they just gave up and asked me to do it!

    The strange thing is that if the proposal I’m working on is funded, these guys will have a 3-year job funded at well over $100k per year! The work is exactly what interests them and they sure want that pay…but I’m stuck doing their resumes?

  225. SteveM March 25, 2009 11:53 pm

    March 25th, 2009 at 10:55 pm
    *sigh* Why there has to be a KK right before finals week …

    Jason — we know your 21+1 birthday will fall after finals (?) and is only 2 days before Peaches’ birthday…I’m remembering this year (so far) 😐 Peaches is expecting another karaoke birthday party. I am still contemplating this….

  226. Garret March 25, 2009 11:53 pm


    When you wake up and check the blog, this is my RSVP that I *will* attend the CC with JD and Kinda Shy today! I’m not done working for the night, even though I have to get up in 4 hours and submit the proposal in the morning, but I am determined to get everything done so I can attend.

    I’m not promising to be fully awake, but I will be present! Of course, I hope to not be too sleepy for the 3+ hours I’ll be driving tomorrow to get to/from the CC…

  227. Garret March 25, 2009 11:55 pm

    Back to work. I’m going to finish this #$@% thing, hopefully before my kids wake up and I have to help get them ready for school.

  228. SteveM March 25, 2009 11:58 pm

    😆 Garret — re: post #222. It has great “marketing” potential, don’t you think? Will it be out in time for the WA and UNLV games? 😛

  229. HiFlyer March 26, 2009 12:00 am

    Rob25, SteveM

    count me in for the KK.

  230. homey ℞ March 26, 2009 12:13 am

    kekoa – I thought that was White Plains beach. I’ll be there. Give me a call when you guys leave Waipio. Anyone planning to jump in the water?

  231. Garret March 26, 2009 12:15 am


    I can imagine that a clothing line like that could be quite useful for a 7-day cruise…pack one set of clothes and they would never get dirty or stink.

    I think that clothes based on this might be out before the football season, but they will only be available in Japan at first.

  232. WarriorMojo March 26, 2009 1:48 am

    For those who couldn’t be there….


  233. Hawaiianbod March 26, 2009 2:08 am

    W-Mojo – thanks for the video. Awesome!!!

    are you going all three nights?

    btw, how was the ‘eye candy’? 🙂

  234. al ™ March 26, 2009 2:09 am

    wm….did you take that video?
    wow, awesome that filipino boy. he sound exactly like the first guy.

    geez. and i missed diana krall last thursday, too. you lucky you get one partner with same musical interests.

  235. wafan March 26, 2009 2:45 am

    Happy day after Hump Day everyone!!!

    Good dinner with Izzy last night. Yum! A Red Robin burger with endless steak fries.

  236. wafan March 26, 2009 2:48 am

    12 hours of conferences today. I have just two hours of conferences scheduled for the day. This is going to last forever. Yahoo!

  237. uh_numbahone March 26, 2009 3:21 am

    First time reading this awesome blog! I’ll keep checking back daily!

  238. blahblah March 26, 2009 3:25 am

    i was at the club tonight and seen kealoha, spencer, and another guy i dont recognize

  239. mctruck March 26, 2009 4:18 am


    welcome, right on.

  240. Rich2176 March 26, 2009 4:38 am

    HAPPY 18th B-DAY TO IAN!!!! Clean up tonight at your first “adult” poker night!!

  241. brew808 March 26, 2009 4:44 am


    Hi Rich! How’s Margo? Pls tell her I get to see the “twins” this weekend! 😀

    Howzit mctruck! How are the squirrels this AM? 😆

    Welcome un#1!

    wafan – so….. just “how many” fries are there in “endless fries”? 😯 😆 :mrgreen:

  242. brew808 March 26, 2009 4:47 am

    ~~•~~~~•~~~~•~ 😀 ★ ★ ★ 😆 Happy..18th..Birthday..Ian!!! 😆 ★ ★ ★ 😀 ~•~~~~•~~~~•~~

    Also, belated birthday wishes to Izzy, Kyeton, Kaha’i, & Mr. Estes!!! 😆 😯 😀

  243. roysan16 March 26, 2009 4:51 am

    W-mojo great video. BTW saw the MSU-UH video awhile back, saw your name at the end and didn’t know if that was you. But if that was you– a superb video, too, w/great commentary of the replays highlighting “disputed calls” to the football community, especially the crybaby MSU fans, that the “disputed calls” didn’t factor in their team’s lost, which I agree after watching that video. Again, ty for your video contributes.

  244. brew808 March 26, 2009 4:53 am

    ~•~~~~•~~~~•~ ❀ ♪ ♫ 🙄 Esme..wasis..AWESOME!!! 😀 ♪ ♫ ❀ ~•~~~~•~~~~•~

    The Wai&Tsai show was extremely entertaining! Maybe they can call it the Why&Tsai, or if Esme had to sub for ST, then it would be the WaiohWhy show! 😯 😆 🙄

  245. brew808 March 26, 2009 4:54 am

    FYI… Lilu’s Tutu’s b-day in tu days…. 😯

  246. brew808 March 26, 2009 4:57 am

    Do Spring depth charts really mean anything?…. 🙄

    Also, kind of hard to be listed on the depth chart, if the student-athlete isn’t even enrolled in school yet…. 😯

  247. brew808 March 26, 2009 4:59 am

    😳 Welcome to Tsaikolanduh_numbahone!!! (I messed up earlier….) 😳 😀

  248. brew808 March 26, 2009 5:02 am

    Okay – everyone have a terrific day! All the Tsaikos in LA headed to visit w/ the AD…. be extra careful driving…. That includes the professor! 😯 😆 😀

  249. Ronnie March 26, 2009 5:59 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

  250. Ronnie March 26, 2009 6:00 am

    Dinner Calf Call with JD and Kinda Shy
    Thursday, March 26, 2009
    5:30 PM – Whenever
    Bar Louie Tavern & Grill in the Anaheim Garden Walk
    321 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802

    Please RSVP on the blog or via email to Rich2176 (rich2176 at yahoo) or myself (vmktafoya at yahoo)

    Come one; come all! (but we need a headcount for our reservation )

    Current count = 12

    Here are some links for where we will be:



  251. Ronnie March 26, 2009 6:02 am

    Hmmm… my comment “is awaiting moderation”…

    It was just a reminder about tonight with JD and Kinda Shy at Bar Louie Tavern & Grill at Anaheim’s Garden Walk….

  252. d1島 March 26, 2009 6:02 am

    Great Morning All!

    Howzit Ronnie!

  253. Ronnie March 26, 2009 6:14 am

    Hi d1!

    I wish I was there to watch spring practice! At least I can watch some unsupervised workouts this summer!

    (why am I yelling? 🙂 )

  254. letsgowarriors March 26, 2009 6:16 am

    i thought bradley was goign to compete at RWO?

  255. jm2375 (21) March 26, 2009 6:48 am

    Good morning Tsaikos! On my way to da airport for the start of a great long weekend. 🙂

    Go Big East (except Syracuse)!!

  256. addahknowjoe March 26, 2009 7:10 am

    Gmornin gangy!

  257. roysan16 March 26, 2009 7:10 am


    coach mack scheduled on 1420, bobby c show, at around 715 am. talk surrounding spring ball.

  258. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 26, 2009 7:11 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hauoli Lahanau to Ian!

    Mahalo, Mojo- have fun, lucky Journey concert goers!

    I dunno if it is the screaming from Saturday, cane burning, vog or what but I am definitely bad in the lungs and bronchia… dang.

    YEA KENNY ESTES!!! Looking good on the depth chart there! Here’s to his breakout year!!!

    time to bocha

  259. Stretch March 26, 2009 7:12 am

    Coach Mack on 1420

  260. 808kahuku April 4, 2009 11:48 am

    Wishing all the warriors and coaches best of luck…
    slashes, if they are juniors, play them for strength next year….rotate in the seniors, like keith and pepa last year….
    we got to have Powerhouses for next year….

    good luck

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