School of Hard Knocks

I like HBO and I love the J-E-T-S, but that was cold for “Hard Knocks” to air the scene where former Warrior lineman Aaron Kia is being released. As Kia told the Warrior Beat, the show took a private moment and made it public. Even UH’s Board of Regents knows that personnel decisions should go into executive decision. 

One of the scenes not shown is when former UH linebacker Brashton Satele agrees to carry starting linebacker David Harris’ bags. But Satele reportedly turned down a request to carry a backup’s bags. 

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KGMB has an agreement to show all of the New England Patriots’ preseason games, which means that today’s game between the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys will not air. Colt Brennan is expected to play in the second half for the Raiders. 

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UH rush end Siaki Cravens will miss an undisclosed number of practices because of a strained shoulder. He was wearing a sling yesterday. Cravens is not expected to miss the Sept. 2 season opener. The Warriors have been relatively healthy this training camp, a tribute their offseason conditioning program.

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Thanks to Slugger, Rich Sheriff and the newly reformed Rainbow Wahine Softball Booster Club, we have some old school apparel to give away. We’ll start off with a Rainbow cap and Koa Anuenue polo shirt. Sorry, but “large” is the biggest size we have. 


If you wish to enter, please post: Book ’em, Danno. 

Avis will choose a winner tonight.


  1. Garret August 12, 2010 7:25 am

    I think that I’d seen it reported that the new field turf for Aloha Stadium will cost about $1.5 million, with the state paying $1 million and the NFL picking up the rest. The strange thing is that Nevada just got new field turf installed for under $500k, all paid for by donations. This kind of adds to the discussion about how construction expenses seem to be higher in Hawaii.

    The Wolf Pack is putting the finishing touches on installing new FieldTurf in Mackay Stadium. The project, which started July 6, cost between $460,000-$465,000, Nevada’s associate athletic director Keith Hackett said Friday.

    Hackett said the project was funded by donors and has been three years in the making. He said it will actually save Nevada money in the long term over the cost of upkeeping a grass field, which he projected to cost about $50,000 annually.

  2. Garret August 12, 2010 7:26 am

    Phil Steele judges UH’s home field advantage to be the 9th biggest in the country. BSU is #1 for home field advantage.

  3. Garret August 12, 2010 7:27 am

    NMSU just banned its players from using Twitter.

    On Wednesday, Aug. 11, NM State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced that he has banned the team from using Twitter during the season.

    Earlier this week, Boise State head football coach Chris Peterson also banned the use of Twitter for the Broncos.

  4. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2010 7:27 am

    Good point, Garret.

    I wonder if Aloha Stadium’s infrastructure also has something to do with the higher costs. I know prep work usually is a significant part of turf installations.

  5. chopsueyboy August 12, 2010 7:28 am

    Top Ten!

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

    Good Luck Colt!

  6. Garret August 12, 2010 7:28 am

    One reason why BSU has been consistently good: It pays its assistant coaches more than any WAC or MWC school and only 2 Pac-10 public schools seem to pay their assistants more.

    Dan Hawkins was paid $150,000 as the head coach in 2001 – less than all but one current assistant.

    And based on salary figures compiled by USA Today last year, only two public schools in the three Football Bowl Subdivision conferences in the West paid their assistants more than $1.8 million – UCLA and Washington of the Pac-10.

  7. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2010 7:29 am

    Re: Home field.

    I’m glad that officiating wasn’t mentioned, as it usually is.

    Especially this season, when there will be “WAC crews” as opposed to last year, when the WAC, MWC and Big 12 used combined crews.

  8. Garret August 12, 2010 7:29 am


    But more than 3x the cost is really significant. That type of multiplier could make it really difficult for a new stadium to be constructed in Hawaii.

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 7:30 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Top Ten!

  10. Slugger August 12, 2010 7:31 am

    Good morning!!!

    Practice! KK, you going?

    Hope Siaki’s shoulder heals quickly. He’s fast.

    Good luck to Kia in the search for a team.

  11. Garret August 12, 2010 7:31 am

    I like that BSU ties the raises of its coaches to the number of wins the team gets, with a bonus for bowls.

    The new contracts provide a 5 percent raise for eight regular-season wins, a 7.5 percent raise for 10 wins or a 10 percent raise for a WAC title. The bowl bonus is $3,000, or 5 percent of a coach’s salary for a Bowl Championship Series appearance.

  12. EastManoa August 12, 2010 7:32 am

    Anyone who reads this blog should go and order HBO to watch Hard Knocks, or at least go to a cousins house (with a scrambler) and watch for an hour a week. I have a feeling Satele is going to be a main character on the show, following him to see if he makes the team or not. Great Stuff. And I agree that was horrible when they aired what Rex Ryan said about Kia. I guess they had to live up to the name of the show….Hard Knocks!

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 7:33 am

    Hard Knocks needs some Cold Slaps!

    If their show ever gets cancelled, I hope the cameras are rolling on their producers, directors and editors!

  14. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 7:34 am

    Kia should be playing somewhere!

  15. Slugger August 12, 2010 7:35 am

    Good luck to Colt! Wish we could watch him tonight. 🙁

  16. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 7:41 am

    Thank you madeinhawaii!



    August 11th, 2010 at 11:39 pm


    Oakland Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys 9pm EST… 3pm HST

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 7:43 am

    GO COLT!!!


    BEAT USC!!!

  18. chopsueyboy August 12, 2010 7:44 am

    NM State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced that he has banned the team from using Twitter during the season.

    Earlier this week, Boise State head football coach Chris Peterson also banned the use of Twitter for the Broncos.

  19. chopsueyboy August 12, 2010 7:44 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

  20. tommui August 12, 2010 7:47 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

    Good morning Hawaii!

  21. Stretch August 12, 2010 7:47 am

    Re: Higher Construction Costs – Someone needs to pay for all the campaign contributions that are “solicited”

  22. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 7:48 am

    Made in Hawaii…luv that name…

    double meaning…should be a tee shirt…

    THANKYOU for the Justin TV watch NFL link!!!!

  23. Garret August 12, 2010 7:50 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

  24. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2010 8:00 am

    I wish every year were an election year. I don’t mind the traffic jams because roads are being repaired and people are working. OK, maybe I don’t like the Pali being fixed while I’m heading to town. But it’s not like I was going to make it practice on time, anyway.

  25. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 8:03 am

    Rainbow Cliff, I wish you a rainbow over you and your new pool

    and yard!

  26. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 8:06 am

    ST, Hawaii time, don’t sweat it…

    except when refs make wrong calls…

  27. greenthumb August 12, 2010 8:07 am

    #16 DPK, thank you for posting (reposting?) this!

    But help, it says “windows media player” and I’m on a Mac. 🙁 It also mentions two other players you can download, but I try to keep unknown stuff off my computer and am not familiar with the names the site mentions. Anyone familiar with sopcast or tvu, which it links to? Or is there a better alternative?

  28. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 8:08 am

    Book ’em Danno!

  29. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2010 8:11 am

    George Gusman, who is a Big 12 referee, has been taking officiating reps this training camp. It’s been helpful to him (keeps him sharp) and to the Warriors (he’ll let them know when they’re committing penalties). Today, he gives a session on the new rules to the players.

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 8:13 am

    greenthumb –

    Sorry, I can’t help you with Mac. SteveM is a big time Mac guy. He should be on here before too long. Address your questions to him and you’ll have better luck. madeinhawaii might be able to help as well.


  31. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2010 8:14 am

    Interesting about raises (rather than bonuses) for BSU victories.

  32. aikea August 12, 2010 8:15 am

    “Book’em Danno.” “seal the rock” “heading mauka on ala wai” etc….. love that show.

  33. Tanks Ah! August 12, 2010 8:15 am

    Hey Stephen, ask the players how many fingers Cody Afusia has. I had a blast with the team last night.

    Tanks Ah!

  34. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2010 8:15 am

    Yes, Satele is going to be a main character. He said they’ve mic’d him several times.

    Unfortunately for the Warriors, there’s no HBO in training camp. They weren’t able to see the episode.

  35. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2010 8:16 am

    I’ll be sure to bring a camera to practice today … hey, I think I’d better hit the Pali now. Practice starts in nine minutes. If anybody asks … construction on the road.

  36. Last Call August 12, 2010 8:19 am

    Look for the The Oakland – Dallas game on Justin TV.I’m betting it will be there.

  37. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 8:23 am


    I’ve had sopcast on my computer for over a year.. no problems … yet. But then, I have a PC.

    Dadada dah dahh dahhhh…. dadada dah daaaahhhh….

    Book ’em Danno!

  38. Last Call August 12, 2010 8:33 am

    Little League Semi with Waipio and Arizona scheduled for 5 pm on ESPN 2 and ESPN 3 on the computer ,free for Hawaiiantel DSL users.

  39. al August 12, 2010 8:34 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

  40. Last Call August 12, 2010 8:34 am

    Forgot that is tomorrow not today on the Little league game

  41. Okole Maluna August 12, 2010 8:40 am

    If you have DirecTV Oakland Raiders vs Dallas Cowboys tomorrow @ 9am – noon HST

    and pre-season games all day.

    You can watch every NFL games for less than PPV on UH Warriors on Oceanic… that’s 14 NFL games every weekend LIVE… and on your laptop or over your cell phone for $9.00+ extra/mo.

    I’ve also watched may UH games from Westcoast channels for free.

  42. cheepono August 12, 2010 8:44 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

  43. RedZone August 12, 2010 8:46 am

    greenthumb I use Flip4Mac which is a quicktime pugin. It lets me watch Windows Media files and you can download it at the Apple Website.

  44. jkk808 August 12, 2010 8:46 am

    Cold was Rex Ryan calling Kia “awful”, although to be fair, he looked awful.

    Showing players being cut is part of what Hard Knocks is all about, documenting the realities of training camp and appearances by the turk are mandatory.

  45. RedZone August 12, 2010 8:48 am

    And it is free.

  46. cheepono August 12, 2010 8:49 am

    Practice was looking very lively today. Good to see the centers, qbs, and running backs working on drills together. The combo of tiwanak/moniz/green looked crisp. Not one dropped ball. Had a couple dropped exchanges with graves/dimude and nielson with his RB, but nothing some reps won’t fix. Was very refreshing to see Rausch taking snaps from BIG #55. Coaches must be really high on Afusia to have given him Estes’s number and he looked good as a center. Left early, but I must add… Mana Silva is a vocal AND passionate leader of this team. Lot of leadership parallels with Leonard Peters.

    Aloha Tsaikos!

    Go Warriors!

  47. bk August 12, 2010 8:49 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

  48. POHS August 12, 2010 8:51 am

    for the OAKLAND vs COWBOYS game today you can try this link to watch online!

  49. SteveM August 12, 2010 8:51 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Tsai-ko Cruiser Call today at noon. I think Alaska Inside Passage and shore excursions will be a major topic of discussion today. Most have been there and we have a first-time cruiser heading there next month. Lots of tips and shortcuts from the group–since Alaska can be one of the most costly cruises.

  50. Na Koa Mike August 12, 2010 8:55 am

    Former head coaches Dick Tomey, Bob Wagner and Jimmy Asato will be appearing on Na Koa Bowl which will be televised on August 17th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm on KFVE and OC16. The show will also be streamed on

    Don’t forget to vote for your favorite moment in UH football.

  51. Dusting August 12, 2010 8:58 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

  52. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 9:04 am

    Why dincha say dat in da first place:

    Book ’em, Danno

    And go Colt!

  53. SteveM August 12, 2010 9:10 am


    August 12th, 2010 at 8:07 am

    #16 DPK, thank you for posting (reposting?) this!

    But help, it says “windows media player” and I’m on a Mac. It also mentions two other players you can download, but I try to keep unknown stuff off my computer and am not familiar with the names the site mentions. Anyone familiar with sopcast or tvu, which it links to? Or is there a better alternative?

    greenthumb — yes, download Flip4Mac. It is “Windows Media Components® for QuickTime™ provides Windows Media video and audio playback in the QuickTime Player for Mac OS X.”. It seamlessly plays .wmv movies in QuickTime player. Links to it are even on the Microsoft site:

    I have used and installed Flip4mac on school computers for 8-10 years. It works flawlessly and is FREE. It costs around $30 if you want the version that will allow you to edit movies without a watermark in QuickTime. Like Acrobat Reader, it is free. You buy Acrobat if you want to edit.

    I recommend Flip4Mac to all Mac users.

  54. Manoa Mist August 12, 2010 9:10 am

    I’ve watched Hard Knocks for few years now. They do show athletes getting cut and also show the coaches discussing the process that leads to the cuts. It’s cold, but that’s life in the big city.

    You know Hawaii Five O is filming right next door to us, they have a tent out and the food truck was there yesterday. Felt like walking over and saying


  55. biggestuhfan August 12, 2010 9:11 am

    Book ’em, Danno

  56. SteveM August 12, 2010 9:13 am

    Ahhh… redzone posted #43 while I was composing. I knew there was something I liked about him… 🙂 Hey, do you cruise?

  57. wafan August 12, 2010 9:16 am

    Good morning!

    Book ’em Danno.

  58. wafan August 12, 2010 9:17 am

    mih . . .

    Thanks for the Colt v Cowboys link.

    This is one colt that will not be broken!

  59. curious August 12, 2010 9:43 am

    the scenes setting up the release of aaron were mean spirited and cruel…showing the actual meeting where he was released was cruel and sad…i hope they don’t make a fool out of brashton too, i’m afraid to watch next week now. i hate hbo and rex ryan.

  60. Blue Powder August 12, 2010 9:44 am

    Book ’em Danno!

  61. (Jesse) James August 12, 2010 9:52 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…hope everyone has a good one…

    Pics from Practice????

    More reports???

    Did ST make it there already???


  62. greenthumb August 12, 2010 9:52 am

    redzone and SteveM and everybody, thank you for the replies and help!! 🙂 Yes, I have Flip4Mac kicking around here somewhere … had forgotten the name, which means it probably is a couple versions old, so will go now and update it. If memory serves, it also (used to anyway) have a cool utility that converted audio to text transcript, or maybe I am confusing it with something else.

  63. […] here to see the original: School of Hard Knocks – Hawaii News – By admin | category: University of HAWAII | tags: city-boasts, downtown-hilo, field, […]

  64. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 9:57 am

    Ahh… the smell of turf being kicked up by cleats… the sound of shoulder pads bumping in the field… pigskin time … just around the corner…

    Today’s magic number is 21

    As in

    21 days to Warrior football..

    2+1 = 3 = at 3pm look for the Raiders and Colt Brennan in the 3rd quarter

    21…. 21st century football!!

    21 = 1+2+3+4+5+6 — whoa how magic is that, eh?

    21 = $$ in Blackjack

    21 = drinking age

    21 = song from the Eagles

    Remember when Colt and fellow warriors had a sticker on their helmet in memory of Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins who wore #21?

    The Twenty-first Amendment repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, thereby ending Prohibition.

    Warriors IMUA!!

  65. Z-Trail August 12, 2010 10:01 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

  66. Ivy August 12, 2010 10:02 am

    Book ’em, Danno

  67. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 10:03 am

    ST’s there…

    he twitted 43 minutes ago…

    Today I learned there’s training camp for shotput athletes.

  68. Zion August 12, 2010 10:10 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

  69. Zion August 12, 2010 10:16 am

    Although it was hard to watch Kia being bagged on and then eventually cut, it was good to see Hawaii football shirts on a lot of the hour show. Even Kemoeatu had one on! Hope Brashton makes it. He needs to get rid of the #48 if he makes it. LB’s are 50’s and 90’s. If we see him issued a number like that, it is a good sign! I am also liking this years Hard Knocks. Ryan is very entertaining!

  70. jojo ® August 12, 2010 10:18 am

    Book ’em, Danno

  71. Anfield August 12, 2010 10:20 am

    Book’em, Danno.

  72. localboy August 12, 2010 10:21 am

    Book ’em, Danno

  73. Not an Expert August 12, 2010 10:21 am


    The reason for our higher cost is due to the middle men in our society. Call it the unions, the shipping company (protected under the Jones Act) and our government not researching and competing for the best bid without favors.

    However they do bring some positives but with higher cost.

  74. LizKauai m/ August 12, 2010 10:24 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

    GO COLT!!!

    A Hui Hi Ho!

  75. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 10:35 am

    Replays of “Hard Knocks” episodes can be seen on Hulu.

  76. Loa August 12, 2010 10:46 am

    morning gang!

    Book ’em Danno

  77. Loa August 12, 2010 10:48 am

    LizK – thanks for the news on Kea yesterday

    hope my channelsurfing works this afternoon

  78. Loa August 12, 2010 10:49 am

    hiya jojo!

  79. Loa August 12, 2010 10:51 am

    Garret – methinks the $1.5M includes the design costs too

  80. Computer Geeks columbus August 12, 2010 10:52 am

    Cool post. I’m totally looking forward to reading more articles.

  81. CoolEthan August 12, 2010 10:54 am

    The negatives outweight the positives with union control on construction.

    Look at every state in this country that is pro-union, and you will see a heavy tax burdened venue, with expenditures exceeding the tax base funds. New York is a prime example, as non-union construction takes a back seat, and there taxing everyone so heavily, the sensible people are leaving, no matter how little, or how much $ they have.

    Now look at all Right -to-work states. Many aredoing fine, but these states are much larger in population and overall demographics.

    Hawaii would be difficult to evolve into a right to work state, lacking competion in the work field and lack of development projects. It’s not diverse enough here in the islands for this type of competition for all to survive.

  82. Shoko August 12, 2010 10:54 am

    Mahalo for the link MIH. You da man!

  83. CoolEthan August 12, 2010 10:54 am

    Go get ’em Colt.

    This is your day!

  84. jojo ® August 12, 2010 10:55 am

    HI LOA!

  85. (Jesse) James August 12, 2010 10:55 am


    Going back to a new stadium… if one were to be built on or near the new West Oahu Campus, the roads will have to be addressed now, before any more serious development is done. Traffic out there is already bad, and will only get worse. What about the opposite side of where the stadium is now? Where the State Fair is held? Is that area too small to build a new stadium? After it’s built, the old one could be torn down for additional parking, or even a couple of parking structures/shopping centers/rail station.

    That was actually a proposal F. Fasi made about 12 years ago…Build a stadium in the lower Halawa lot area and when that was completed, knock down the old Aloha Stadium and convert that into the parking spaces. I think they ran some numbers and found it to be feasible…not sure though.. The only thing was that parking would be a mess for a few years but worth it…???

  86. RedZone August 12, 2010 10:55 am

    Ha, ha I was at hulu checking out Dirty Jobs. Mike Rowe reminds me of Jim Varney.

  87. jojo ® August 12, 2010 10:58 am

    yes DPK, that was me, so Hiya! Right back atcha!

  88. papajoe2 August 12, 2010 11:05 am

    Book ’em Danno

    Geevvuum Colt

  89. PONO August 12, 2010 11:07 am

    Book’em Danno

  90. Kyle August 12, 2010 11:08 am

    SFGate reports that with Oakland backup quarterbacks Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye out with wrist injuries, Colt Brennan will play the second quarter of tonight’s Raiders/Cowboys game. Jason Campbell will play the first quarter, with Kyle Boller playing the last two quarters.

  91. Peter Sam August 12, 2010 11:19 am

    Book ’em, Danno

  92. Fran August 12, 2010 11:19 am

    Book ’em, Danno

  93. rage777 August 12, 2010 11:20 am

    Book’em, Danno.

  94. Matt August 12, 2010 11:52 am

    They should hold an auction to sell sections of the old field turf. I think a lot of ex-players and fans would love to own a piece of the turf on which they had so many great memories. If there was a way to create a grid so that people could bid on a specific spot on the field, that would be even better. Imagine if people could bid on the spot that Colt stood when he set the single season record for touchdowns, the spot that Timmy Chang set his record for career passing yards, the spot that Chad Owens had one of his amazing returns, or the place in the end zone that Davone Bess made a spectacular catch. Since the field is only 7 years old, it wouldn’t be too hard to research the most significant sections of turf by looking at the biggest plays of each home game.

  95. rajah August 12, 2010 11:55 am

    Book ’em, Danno.

  96. A-House August 12, 2010 12:06 pm


    your #80 – how would design be involved if they will remove and install new turf?

    kinda weird that on the mainland turf can be installed for $500,000 and $1.5 million in Hawaii – that’s a whole bunch of middlemen – appears some body is ripping off another!

  97. Loa August 12, 2010 12:12 pm

    afternoon gang!

    A-House – design meaning that someone has to put together the bid package that would include plans and specs, also during construction you will have inspection costs

  98. Glenn August 12, 2010 12:13 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

  99. Loa August 12, 2010 12:14 pm

    Matt – or someone could bid on the spot(s) that colt threw up on 🙂

  100. rage777 August 12, 2010 12:25 pm

    There is no way that the cost should be 3x as much as the mainland.

    1. There should be very little prep work since that was already done. You just have to remove the old turf smooth out some spots and lay the new turf down. Unless this is a totally different type of turf.

    2. Let’s say that out of the $500k for the Nevada install $300k is for the actual turf. Let’s also assume that the cost to ship it here would be $200k. The cost for prep work, maybe $50k. The biggest cost is usually labor which I will assume to be $500k. So the total could be $1 million. The costs for the permits and inspections should be pretty cheap since permits aren’t usually associated with the cost of a job.

    3. The bid packages are not part of the cost to the state, those are costs to the company making the bid.

    4. The State of Hawaii should make this a price fixed deal so there are no hidden cost. The bids usually come out higher because the contractors don’t want to get stuck with something, but it usually works out for both sides if done right. The State should also make incentives/dis-incentives like if you finish early you get some bonus, or for every week you are late 0.5% comes off the price.

    I think most of the cost is the way Hawaii is run, somebody’s palm is probably getting greased. That was my biggest gripe about Hawaii when I lived there, nobody wants to change the way things are done. I don’t know if it’s just because of the Asian culture where you try not to disrupt things, or the people of Hawaii just want something to complain about (but not fix).

    Of course, I am no expert so take my words with a grain of salt.

  101. Ralph August 12, 2010 12:30 pm

    hard knocks rebroadcast at 9 p.m. tonight or is it a new episode?

  102. rylen August 12, 2010 12:31 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

  103. Warrior Dave August 12, 2010 12:33 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

  104. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 12:37 pm

    How much did the turf cost at Ching?

  105. WarriorMojo August 12, 2010 12:42 pm


    Colt’s playing style is definitely reminiscent of Stabler’s style. I would think most people who know anything about the two and have seen them both play — as I have — would agree. But if not, certainly reasonable minds can differ without name calling.

    On the other hand who in the world said anything about whether Colt’s playing style will guarantee the same degree of success as Kenny? Talk about setting up a straw man.

  106. Stretch August 12, 2010 12:50 pm

    Ching Field cost $1.2 million according to this Ka Leo article

  107. OldDiver August 12, 2010 12:50 pm


    Garret have you been able to confirm the field turf numbers other than the newspaper article?

  108. Slugger August 12, 2010 12:55 pm

    Back from walking around campus. Practice was…practice. Koakane said there’s a sale going on at the Bookstore.

    Saw Kevin Spain. Surgery next week on his shoulder tear.

    Better get some errands done before 3 pm…

  109. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 12:57 pm


    Thanks for the link..

    “The turf comes in 15-foot panels (that) run from sideline to sideline, and there’s a tape and glue that we use to secure the turf,” said Sports Turf Hawai’i representative Logan Hamocon. “There are also roughly 230,000 pounds of sand that we put on and another 250,000 pounds of rubber, so that acts as a weight and balance.”

    One notable difference between the T.C. Ching Field turf and the turf at Aloha Stadium will be an upgrade in the material, which is of a newer technology.

    “It’s a much thicker carpet … (and) the lifespan of the field depends on the wear and tear and how well they maintain it, but it could be upwards of 15 years,” Hamocon said. “There will be a machine that will be used to maintain the field that basically every time upon use, the field will need to be groomed and brushed in, rotating the fibers for the rubber to settle.”

    I suppose much of the added costs is the cost of sand… shipping that stuff is pricey.. not enough to go around locally, too.

  110. Ralph August 12, 2010 1:04 pm

    don’t they bring in sand from Molokai. I wonder which sand type they use, the larger grain coral type, similar to very fine cinders, or the type we find at Ala Moana Beach and Waikiki

  111. rage777 August 12, 2010 1:08 pm

    All that rubber and sand should still mostly be there. They shouldn’t be paying for that much sand or rubber. If this does end up costing the State 1.5 million, I would hope there would be some kind of Attorney General investigation into the costs. But then again the Senate and council members are the ones getting paid off, so you might need the Star Advertiser to do some investigative work. With all the talk about the Bell city council here in LA, this could be some ground breaking work for the Star Advertiser.

  112. NCAA August 12, 2010 1:10 pm

    Mr. Ralph,

    Silica sand is used.

  113. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 1:24 pm

    Ching field, I can see the extra cost if it’s an upgrade and considering how badly in disrepair the previous field was. .. but for Aloha? Will it be an upgrade? And like you say rage777, the sand and rubber should still be there.. at least half of it.

  114. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 1:26 pm

    ST’s tweets..

    Aloha Stadium has been deemed ‘structurally sound’ by current codes.

    Dick Tomey announced as special assistant for Aloha Sports Properties.

  115. Committed Road Warrior August 12, 2010 1:29 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the turf job comes in at $1.5 million. The contract that the State enters into with the awardee should tell the contractor what to do, not how to do it. If the specs from the winning bidder calls for a megaton of new sand and rubber to be procured, then the State is stuck with it.

    I agree that the State should (and likely will) issue the work for the new turf under a fixed price contract, but mainly because it puts the burden of cost control on the contractor, rather than the State. That, and this type of work has been done quite often across the country that there are a lot of resources out there for cost comparison. Hence, any contract type other than a fixed price contract would be unfathomable (IMO).

    If State Procurement Regulations are anything like what’s on the Federal books, offering an incentive for this type of work isn’t exactly appropriate here for two reasons:

    1. The period of performance for this work, in the grand scheme of things, is so short that it wouldn’t be worth it for both the State and the contractor to expend additional man-hours tracking progess and determining the amount of incentive they may or may not be on the hook for.

    2. The State would need to justify their rationale for potentially offering an incentive to the contractor, and create the incentive targets, profit adjustment formula, and negotiate with the winning bidder things such as target cost and price ceiling. Quite frankly, it isn’t worth it to go through all that hassle for what could be a $1.5 million contract.

    It will be interesting to see where the bids come in at for this.

  116. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 12, 2010 1:31 pm

    The winning bid for the construction of Ching field was slightly under $875,000 – isgnficantly less than had been allocated.

    Actually, the amount donated by the NFL for the Aloha Stadium is as much as $2 million on a dollar match. If the field costs $1.5 million, each party will pay $750K. See, my math classes are paying off.

    Third, many of the contracts for repairs being done at the Aloha Stadium have been awarded to out-of-state firms. This has caused a major uproat in the labor union movement because construction workers here in Hawai`i have experienced a major downtown in their earnings over the past four years.

    The reason why wages are so high in the unionized construction industry is due to one simple fact: The cost of living. When the average price of a 50 year old single-wall house on 7500 sf in a working class enighborhood costs $600K, then wages have to be high.

    As someone who has tracked more than 20 capital improvement projects here in Hawai`i over the past 15 years both at the City & the State level, I can tell you right here and right now, there are no greasy palms as SOP. The bids are opened in public and all aspects of the contract are open for inspection. Furthermore, at least two contracts which I strongly opposed wound up being canceled for much the same reasons I’d given over the previous three years.

    Carrying on yesterday’s discussions:

    There are three critical issues followed by two more extremely important ones which need to be addressed before anything much can be done with either Aloha Stadium or the entire site. Bear in mind that the comments about naming rights and other related commercial issues would apply to any state-owned building, not just the Aloha Stadium.

    The Aloha Stadium site contains over 130 acres of land. Most of it is currently used as a parking lot or for running the swap meet. Others do rent either the parking lot or the Stadium, but there are no other permanent buildings on the site except for storage. .

    The first two policy issues to address before anything else can be done are: The various federal & state agencies & departments which have some element of control over the site must re-visit the original deed issued by the federal government more than 40 years ago which restricted the land use to recreational activities and to limited non-permanent business activities such as the swap meet. Food, beverage & souvenir concessions within the stadium as well as parking contractors are exempt from the restriction.

    A land exchange is being investigated in order for this to take place.

    The second policy issue is to enact legislation after the transfer which would permit corporate sponsorships, a broad range of commercial activities, and even naming rights. Any limitations would be included in the legislation itself.

    A third policy issue to discussed would be the possibility of transferring the management & oversight of the site from the Department of Accounting & General Services to the University of Hawai`i. Developed properly & appropriately, the annual revenues to UH could generate tens of millions. If it stays where it is – in the Department of Accounting & General Services – the money will go into the General Fund to pay for a wide range of government services.

    Perhaps the most important set of policy issues to be discussed would be how to develop the site as part of Transit-Oriented Development. Should the site be just a parking lot with a few retail and service businesses? Should multi-family affordable/workforce housing be developed? Should a portion of the land be set aside to develop a business center? Should another portion be set aside to develop an international outdoor sports venue? Should there be extensive commercial, retail, and even perhaps a limited light industrial area be built on the site along with parking garages?

    All of these lead into the final public policy issue – bringing all the players & stakeholders to the table right from the very beginning: Representatives from nearby communities, military bases, swap meet & other long-term site facilities renters, University of Hawai`i, Department of Education, Hawaii High School Athletic Association, Sheraton Hawaii Bowl & Pro Bowl administrators, businesses leaders, state & city elected officials & administrators, sustainable economic growth organizations, architects & planners from the private sector, and others who have an interest in the property & its uses such as UH sports fans..

    Making decisions cannot be done lightly – or easily. Aloha Stadium’s future – or for that matter any stadium of equivalent size – is tied to UH’s future as an FBS/D-1A school.

    Stay tuned for changes coming down the pike.

  117. Slugger August 12, 2010 1:39 pm

    Thanks, MIH & POHS, for the links to the Raider game.

    Tanks Ah!, were we talking to you at yesterday’s afternoon practice?

    Esme & out to go pick up some mango….

  118. OldDiver August 12, 2010 1:46 pm

    I have to imagine if it normally cost $500,000 to replace field turf on the mainland and $1.5 million the NFL who is paying for half the cost would balk. I would guess the Nevada vs Aloha Stadium installation is not an apples and apples comparison.

  119. LizKauai m/ August 12, 2010 1:47 pm

    W-Doc – some of the best actions take place when the stakeholders act in the best interest of the project and not use the project for personal or partial interest gain.

  120. Stretch August 12, 2010 1:59 pm

    I would think that they would be able to get the sand here but the rubber would need to be brought in. There wouldn’t be anyone here in Hawaii producing it.

    When I first heard the cost, working in the construction industry, I thought it was reasonable.

  121. Garret August 12, 2010 2:03 pm

    Wassupdoc has recently said (yesterday or today) that the Hawaii taxpayers would pay about $1 million for the field turf replacement, so I thought I had remember that the NFL was kicking in $500k and the total came out to $1.5 million. However, she clarified above that the NFL was actually paying for half of the cost, which means that if the taxpayers pay $1 million then the total cost is $2 million.

    Something else *has* to be added into the price or the cost estimates are just too far off. I know that Wassupdoc attends the Stadium Authority meetings and has seen the bidding process for countless other state projects so she knows her stuff, but hopefully the real cost will be much less. Or prices in Hawaii are just crazy.

  122. Garret August 12, 2010 2:04 pm

    Here is an example of a $500k field turf replacement.

    What is the FieldTurf’s life expectancy?

    The life expectancy is 15 years.

    What’s the anticipated replacement cost?

    The replacement cost is estimated at $500,000.

  123. Garret August 12, 2010 2:04 pm

    Another example.

    As for cost, the company offered a 20 percent price reduction, since 14 months remained on the warranty.

    District and FieldTurf Tarkett representatives debated and negotiated until both sides agreed on the overall replacement cost of $455,504, which includes the 20 percent discount.

  124. Garret August 12, 2010 2:06 pm

    Utah spent a little extra for a top-of-the-line field. Their upgraded turf is expected to last 15 years instead of the normal 8-10 years.

    The $770,000 turf replacement project began on May 18 and is expected to be completed by the end of June.

    FieldTurf officials have told both Burk and athletic department events coordinator Steve Pyne that the project is “one of the very best” installations in company history. The attention to detail, Burk said, will remind stadium patrons that they are truly “Entering the Red Zone” when the Utes play.

    “We decided to go with it and really make a statement,” he said.

    The Utes’ new turf is expected to last 15 years, and the colors are designed not to fade.

  125. LizKauai m/ August 12, 2010 2:07 pm

    Dang. I got a Colt Alert and read the article and remembered why I don’t read Reardon- sorry if it’s the same newspaper…

    But I don’t like feeling slimed.

  126. RedZone August 12, 2010 2:07 pm

    My question is would they have to remove the existing substrate that was installed with the old turf? I would think that they would be able to recycle it.

  127. RedZone August 12, 2010 2:09 pm

    Everybody wants to be in the redzone.

  128. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2010 2:10 pm

    I think the red zone is second only to the end zone.

  129. Garret August 12, 2010 2:10 pm

    Bad news about David Veikune–he was doing well in camp and Cleveland had been having injury problems with other LBs so he had been getting a lot of reps. Unfortunately, he was injured today.

    (On David Veikune’s injury status)- “I’m not sure, Terry (Pluto) whether he’s going to be out there tonight or not. I think we’re close on him. You saw Titus (Brown) come back this morning and Brandon (McDonald) came back this morning. A lot of those guys are day-to-day guys.”

    (On how Veikune was playing before he got hurt)- “He was playing well. He really has made some significant jumps since last year, similar to (Brian) Robiskie, just in terms of his comfort level, the calls he was making, how he read blocks right on down the line. Last year, trying to find your way, this year really he was making some strides, so hopefully he’ll be back sooner rather than later and continue to see that progress.”

  130. greenthumb August 12, 2010 2:16 pm

    Re: Aloha Stadium turf … to add to the discussion, it would be nice to know what kind of warranty period the current turf has. There was a lot of “discussion” about pricing and NFL contribution and NFL expectations before the current carpet was laid. I hope that if there is time left on the warranty, a prorated credit is being sought.

    The other issue is quality of work. I can’t speak to how well the turf was installed, but as a fan I certainly continue to notice the ghosting of the yard numerals and have always wondered who signed off on accepting the work this way. Cuz if the work was turned over this way with assurances that the mistakes would fade, well, they haven’t.

    These are two of the reasons, IMO, that UH might be prudent not to take on the management of the stadium. The upside potential of added dollars would seem to be outweighed by the risk of having to hassle with repairs and liability and so forth. Add to that the fact that Manoa upper campus needs so much in the way of remediation and repair, it just seems like maybe UH would be better off leaving the stadium stuff with DAGS. Also because of the land encumbrance stuff that has been outlined above….?

  131. LizKauai m/ August 12, 2010 2:20 pm

    Pats over the Saints 10-0 10mins left in the 2Q

  132. RedZone August 12, 2010 2:21 pm

    I don’t know why people compare Colt to the snake. I think he is more like Kurt Warner.

  133. RedZone August 12, 2010 2:21 pm

    I don’t know why people compare Colt to the snake. I think he is more like Kurt Warner.

  134. RedZone August 12, 2010 2:23 pm

    Actually 2 is my favorite number.

  135. Garret August 12, 2010 2:24 pm

    Stretch is much more expert for the construction industry than me and he made a good point that bringing the rubber in would be expensive. Mainland stadiums can have the rubber brought in by ground which is probably a lot cheaper for that weight.

  136. dj August 12, 2010 2:25 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

  137. LizKauai m/ August 12, 2010 2:25 pm

    Pats- Saints 10-7

  138. RedZone August 12, 2010 2:40 pm

    wow check out the size of this walkon at ole miss.

  139. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 2:40 pm

    How much for a dozen bags of grass seed

    and Honolulu zoo elephant doo-doo?

    Even with high cost of water, bet it would

    be cheaper than artificial turf. And maintenance?

    Don’t cut it during the off season. Let it grow.

    Book ’em Danno

  140. d1島 August 12, 2010 2:54 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

    If i win, give ’em to Ralph….going match his ol’ skool jacket. 😎

  141. papajoe2 August 12, 2010 2:55 pm

    With all this warranty talk about the field turf, I know some of the high schools a have or are getting field turf (Roosevelt, Leilehua, and others on the drawing board). Who is going to maintain it? Who is going to replace it it 7 years? Where is the money going to come from to replace numerous field turfs? What is going to happen when there is no money to replace the turf for the high schools? Aloha Stadium uses its turf probably less than once a week. High schools use it just about all year around for practices for various teams at different times of the year. Will the warranty state that the field can only be used once a week? Most high schools don’t have alternate fields for practice and games. There is a rift between the high schools (state) and the city for park use. That must be resolved first. With the fear of law suits against the state, can the high school teams practice at off campus fields? Getting to and after off school practice is a law suit waiting to happen. What about trainers for practices at off school practices? Some teams will split sites for various sports. Do we have enough trainers go go around? I’m so confused……..

  142. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 2:56 pm

    God bless the big men…

    The bigger they are, the harder they fall…

    on top of the little guys…

    Terrell Brown, who at 6-foot-11 and 390 pounds

    can always be used in special limited situations.

    How about a short slant pass to him?

    Or a lead blocker into the red zone.

    Or a goal line stance—

    Can he jump?

    Book ’em Mac…er…I mean Danno!

  143. Slugger August 12, 2010 2:57 pm

    Elephant poo at the zoo is free.

    k, gotta see if I can find the game.

  144. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 2:57 pm

    Colt’s game streaming here:

    the other link isn’t working.

  145. LizKauai m/ August 12, 2010 3:00 pm

    10-4 DPK~

  146. SailorBlue August 12, 2010 3:01 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

  147. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 3:07 pm

    Justin tv not yet showing anything.

    The other one by POS(?) did but now is frozen…

    Book ’em Danno

    and throw them both into the Ala Wai…

  148. NCAA August 12, 2010 3:08 pm

    Thank you Mr. DPK.

  149. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 3:10 pm

    Austin picks up where he left off last year.

  150. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 3:13 pm

    Thankyou dpk,

    clicked on yours and now back to watchin the game.

    Missed Cambell’s first series…wha happened?

    Book ’em Danno

    And dpk

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  152. Curt August 12, 2010 3:16 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

    All right Colt; your time is coming up soon.

  153. greenthumb August 12, 2010 3:19 pm

    Thanks everyone, channelsurfing feed is not working but the adthe one is. Wish Safari had adblock plus though. 🙁

  154. Slugger August 12, 2010 3:21 pm

    Can’t get the game on the link now. It was on for a while…then lost signal…”clip fail…”

  155. Slugger August 12, 2010 3:22 pm

    It’s baaaack…

    I hope AnnodahLiz can get this broadcast recorded somewhere…

  156. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 3:22 pm

    Did you try hitting the refresh button, Slugger? It worked for me.

  157. Hoohiki August 12, 2010 3:23 pm

    After reading his column on Colt Brennan, I get the feeling Dave Reardon is not as big of a fan as a lot of us are in this blog.

  158. OldDiver August 12, 2010 3:24 pm

    Oakland, two three and outs. Put in a real QB.

  159. Michigan Warrior August 12, 2010 3:24 pm

    Book ’em, Danno!

    Just wondering… who else within the whole state has Field Turf installed on their fields, and how much did they pay for the whole job? If we’re paying that much for the job, then we should have it in Hunter Green with Silver yard markers and trim… to match the team’s colors!

    Go, Colt!!!

  160. greenthumb August 12, 2010 3:25 pm

    #159: +1 😀

  161. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 3:25 pm

    ahem…where exactly is the “refresh” button?

    My keyboard has not such animal by that name.

    Not a geek, so appreciate any computer cindness.

  162. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 3:29 pm

    no such animal

    and Kindness

    spell check

    Book ’em Danno

  163. greenthumb August 12, 2010 3:30 pm

    #162, look for a circle with arrow icon near the URL, or put your cursor in the URL (address box), make sure it’s there, then hit your return key.

  164. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 3:31 pm

    Its a button at the top of your browser, like two curvy arrows.

  165. Matt August 12, 2010 3:31 pm


    Hit the F5 button to refresh.

  166. OldDiver August 12, 2010 3:32 pm

    Campbell sacked.

  167. greenthumb August 12, 2010 3:33 pm

    channelsurfing feed is working now, goodbye “you have mail” window blocking part of the field. 🙂

  168. OldDiver August 12, 2010 3:34 pm

    Oakland punt when the 2nd qtr begins

  169. OldDiver August 12, 2010 3:35 pm

    Channelsurfing has pop up adds of young girls wanting to date me. What do you guy think?

  170. LizKauai m/ August 12, 2010 3:38 pm

    Oakland is not looking too bad – interesting calls on new rules.

  171. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 3:39 pm

    Dive right in!

  172. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 3:40 pm

    thanks…that “arrow” is my return arrow…

    so that is what refresh means…

    btw, you can x out you have mail window spam box in the football game…Thanx guys.

    Book ’em Danno

  173. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 3:40 pm

    Or not.

  174. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 3:41 pm

    McBriar is getting some work!

  175. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 3:51 pm

    4th and one by Cambell in shotgun…too high.

    He could have run it and made it easy I think.

    Colt should shine.

    Book ’em Danno

  176. wafan August 12, 2010 3:55 pm


    Streaming locked up . . . what is happening? Is Colt in?

  177. wafan August 12, 2010 3:57 pm

    Great! Back on — just in time for a commercial.

  178. Committed Road Warrior August 12, 2010 3:57 pm

    wafan: Should be coming in this upcoming series, if things stick to script.

    Would be starting from the DAL 10.

  179. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 3:58 pm

    raiders’ 2nd string defense just held cowboys 2nd string quarterback.

    bad news, cowboys punted deep

  180. Committed Road Warrior August 12, 2010 3:58 pm

    Guess not. Oh well.

  181. J August 12, 2010 3:58 pm

    High school that I coach at installed Field Turf in 2000, still ok. Project at the time was probably a little over $1M for the football field and included a new track as well. They put in turf for the softball field around 2004. Earlier this year the baseball field was changed to turf from grass.

    All of the school’s fields get a lot of use and it was hard to keep the grass in good condition. Report is that less injuries after turf was installed…easier to maintain, important after budget cuts eliminated regular grounds crew/landscaping. The coaches were taking care of the field maintenance year-round…

  182. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 3:59 pm

    Boller is in.

  183. Matt August 12, 2010 3:59 pm

    Colt isn’t going to get in until late in the 3rd or early 4th quarter. Boller will be in first.

  184. CoolEthan August 12, 2010 3:59 pm

    I like this plan.

    Colt will need to play to win

  185. OldDiver August 12, 2010 4:01 pm

    Colt would throw

  186. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 4:01 pm

    What? Kyle Boller is in instead of Colt…

    Oh well, maybe 2nd half?

    Two penalties put Boller back to the 2 yard line.

    2nd and 21…

  187. Committed Road Warrior August 12, 2010 4:02 pm

    Off to bed. Gotta get up early, so I’ll likely read about the outcome tomorrow morning.

  188. greenthumb August 12, 2010 4:02 pm

    Glad Colt did not have anything to do with those last 2 possessions.

  189. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 4:02 pm

    And he will.

  190. J August 12, 2010 4:02 pm

    School’s baseball field’s turf project also ran close to $1M. (San Diego county)

  191. bb August 12, 2010 4:03 pm

    Boller stunk it up.

  192. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 4:06 pm

    Seventy Million dollar lottery commercial…

    Hmmmm…anybody bought tickets?

  193. d1島 August 12, 2010 4:07 pm

    Yada yada yada (not you folks)

    ….get in the locker room, get back out and


  194. d1島 August 12, 2010 4:11 pm

    Why is Kitna still in the league?

  195. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 4:12 pm

    Colt woulda made that pass!

  196. d1島 August 12, 2010 4:12 pm

    That woulda been a TD if Colt was in….

  197. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 4:12 pm

    Hey- liking the deep ball after Rock’s nice run.

  198. d1島 August 12, 2010 4:12 pm



  199. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 4:13 pm

    Book ’em Danno…

    4th down and one for the cowboys near the redzone.

    They only lead 3 to 0.

    No td yet…

    pass completed but too short.

    Raiders defense held.

    They look good.

    9 seconds to go and Boller bombs away…

    And too long…not accurate?

    Half over…

  200. d1島 August 12, 2010 4:14 pm

    ….wonder where The Former Coach is?

  201. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 4:19 pm

    They are showing half time highlights of the late Safety Jack Tatum…

    But his ferrocious hits look like he leads with his helmet…

    Head butts…

    Now illegal…supposedly

    But that was how football really was played for many many years.

    Book ’em Danno

  202. badayu August 12, 2010 4:19 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

  203. mctruck August 12, 2010 4:20 pm

    So Dallas is pretty sure that Romo is their #1 QB, and play him for just the 1st quarter; Oakland is pretty sure that Campbell is their #1 QB, and so far played him for an entire half??..his stats sorta looks like he was still playing in Washington?, wassup?!, at least play Colt to see if he can move the team….either that, or the offensive coach’s have got to be pretty poor play callers.

  204. wafan August 12, 2010 4:29 pm

    If Kitna is still in the league then Colt has to be a starter.

  205. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 4:30 pm

    getting a good feed of the Raiders game on this link… hope Colt comes into the game soon.

  206. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 4:33 pm

    #26 IpuMan: Thanks for the Rainbow over pool & yard as I am high enough over the hill to hopefully get one SOME day !

    Drive way is nice size with soft lawn to relax your feet on. Raider vs Dallas game is on as defense for both teams has shine more then the offense. 2nd half is on the way with John Kitna driving the Dallas offense.

    Kitna looks good for a 36 year old back-up quaterback as his 3 passes has got the Cowboys on the Raider 9 yard line. 2nd and 3rd string players are in for both sides.

    Field goal for Dallas is good. Cowboys 6 Raiders 0.

  207. d1島 August 12, 2010 4:35 pm

    Grrrrr…… 👿

  208. d1島 August 12, 2010 4:37 pm

    Where’s Colt?

    I want my money ba….


    …never mind.

  209. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 4:37 pm

    Kyle Boller starting second half for the Raiders…

    How come no one is saying book ’em Danno?

    Game over?

  210. Shoko August 12, 2010 4:41 pm

    Just got back home to watch the 3rd quarter. One question: Where’s Colt?

  211. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 4:42 pm

    Lost my feed…

  212. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 4:44 pm


    Yours is a MUCH better feed! Thanks!

  213. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 4:44 pm

    OK. found a new one…

  214. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 4:45 pm

    Boller throws wide…

    3rd and six…

    Hit as he throws…incomplete

    Book ’em Danno

    And guess what?…

    Another freeze…

    Can’t watch anything now…

    Will try “refresh” and or Made In Hawaii’s channel again.

    refresh did not work

    nor did mih link

    did somebody say “grrrrr”?

  215. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 4:47 pm

    Book ’em Danno

  216. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 4:47 pm

    Hmmm…today’s mih link different than yesterdays?

    Thanks mih…got the game back.

    Book ’em Danno

  217. wafan August 12, 2010 4:48 pm

    MIH’s feed link is to the 1st half.

  218. haroldwah August 12, 2010 4:49 pm

    Keep trying I finaly got in after about 5 tries

  219. d1島 August 12, 2010 4:49 pm

    got to the home page: and look for a different feed

  220. haroldwah August 12, 2010 4:50 pm

    Nuff already put in “COLT”

  221. d1島 August 12, 2010 4:51 pm

    What am I watching 4????

  222. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 4:51 pm

    3rd quater still playing out as Boller got the silver and black

    on the drive with runs and short wide outs to his receiver. 4:00

    and counting as Raiders are into Dallas territory. Boller incomplete

    as 3rd and 13 0n Dallas 48 yard line. Incomplete pass as 4th down will


    Raider broadcasters has announce Colt Brennan will be playing the 4th

    quarter !

  223. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 4:53 pm

    …a little jerky tho…but not the commercials…


  224. gigi-hawaii August 12, 2010 4:53 pm

    R. Cliff,

    keep up the reports of the game. I will follow yours from now on. It is too frustrating trying to watch the game live on line.

  225. Shoko August 12, 2010 4:54 pm

    Rainbow Cliff,

    I hope Colt plays the last quarter. If not, I’m turning off the TV! Good thing the game is close, there’s always that chance Colt makes the winning touchdown! 😉

  226. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 4:54 pm

    Jason Cambell back in as quarterback…

  227. gigi-hawaii August 12, 2010 4:55 pm

    unbelievable. the raiders are still scoreless???

  228. ballpicker August 12, 2010 4:55 pm

    DPK thanks, I got cut off a few minutes ago and tried to log back on but didnt refresh but once I did bingo bango, good to go, thanks back to watching the game. Comments of the game to come later.

  229. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 4:55 pm

    Dallas has ball with Texas A&M quaterback whose name I did not get.

    Three and out as Dallas is punting with 2:38 to play in the 3rd quater.

  230. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 4:56 pm

    d1- I’m listening until Colt comes on… still at work…

  231. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 4:58 pm

    Raiders are still score less with Dallas leading 6 to 0.

    Good return from Raider punt returner as Boler just competed

    pass over 10 yerda for a first down.

  232. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 4:58 pm

    Sup BP! 😉

  233. ballpicker August 12, 2010 4:59 pm

    book em danno. May have said a few times in jest.

  234. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 4:59 pm

    Shoku and Gigi you folks are welcome !

  235. ckl22 August 12, 2010 5:00 pm

    wtf why is boller still in?

  236. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 5:00 pm

    Raiders first down as Boller got the silver and black on a good drive

    in Dallas territory on it’s 20 yard line with less then 1:00 to play.

  237. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 5:02 pm

    Third down and six as Boller just scramble for a 4th down field goal attempt as time

    has run out for the 3rd quarter.

  238. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:02 pm

    Okay, end of third quater. Now lets see some Colt action!

  239. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 5:03 pm

    Jason 4th and one misses again…

  240. ballpicker August 12, 2010 5:03 pm

    Alright my friend. Hope ur planning for the Hawaii/sc game. Getting close.

  241. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 5:04 pm

    Hey bp-

    After the game can you email me with your phone # again. I lost your first email.


  242. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:04 pm

    Oak just missed the FG. What the hell?

  243. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 5:04 pm

    Jason… hey, where is Jason?

  244. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 5:06 pm

    hey, I think mih’s link is still first half…????

  245. wafan August 12, 2010 5:08 pm

    Try this one

  246. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:09 pm

    MIH’s link is delayed. Channle surfing one.

  247. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 5:09 pm

    Colt’s on deck!

  248. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2010 5:10 pm


  249. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 5:11 pm

    YUP- we are delayed.

  250. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 5:12 pm

    Colt has to wait a little longer-


  251. gigi-hawaii August 12, 2010 5:12 pm

    how does colt look? sharp or nervous?

  252. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:13 pm

    Cowboys just hit an FG. Score is now 0-9.

  253. ckl22 August 12, 2010 5:13 pm

    this is kinda bs…only 12 minutes left and colt still hasnt gotten a snap…horrible game management by the coaches

  254. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:14 pm

    I expect Colt to take the field. If you guys are watching the Channel Surfing website, I’ll hold off on the commentary.

  255. chopsueyboy August 12, 2010 5:14 pm


    I like your site best.

    seems to be running a few plays behind game tracker

    but it’s great to see video and audio

  256. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 5:15 pm

    GBU wafan…your link got it backed…

    try it gigi and everyone

  257. gigi-hawaii August 12, 2010 5:15 pm

    Since I am not watching the video, I would appreciate your commentary.

  258. greenthumb August 12, 2010 5:16 pm

    #246 – thanks! The nfl-7 was OK until it wasn’t. So far pretty good with this one, but it is a choice between Safari and ads and solid feed, vs. Firefox and no ads and hangs.

  259. haroldwah August 12, 2010 5:17 pm

    Unbelievable Kyle is back in

  260. Bowbooze August 12, 2010 5:18 pm

    Boller just came in agin. No sign of Colt!

  261. ballpicker August 12, 2010 5:18 pm

    Wow still no Colt. But we got Hawaii and sc to look towards.

    DPK I’ll let u know. Back to the game…

  262. greenthumb August 12, 2010 5:18 pm

    Are they serious, the A/C is strong enough to blow the football off the tee?

  263. J August 12, 2010 5:18 pm

    Still no Colt.

  264. chopsueyboy August 12, 2010 5:19 pm

    glad Raiders didn’t run the kickoff back for a touchdown

    GO COLT!

  265. Mad Dog August 12, 2010 5:19 pm

    My feed just went from the second quarter to the third quarter with the score 0-6. Now it’s back to the second quarter with the score 0-3. Now the score is 0-9. I’m lost.

  266. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 5:19 pm

    but bad news, 4th quarter and Kyle Boller is back in game…

  267. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:19 pm

    Boller still in as QB. Again, where is Colt?

  268. ckl22 August 12, 2010 5:20 pm

    unbelievable, still no brennan

  269. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 5:20 pm

    why? Score is 9 to zero…nada…

  270. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 5:20 pm

    Boller? WE WANT COLT!~

  271. Mad Dog August 12, 2010 5:20 pm

    Keep up the commentary. I’ll just read your updates.

  272. al August 12, 2010 5:20 pm

    Just saw Colt eating a cheeseburger on the bench.

    Did you see that?

  273. chopsueyboy August 12, 2010 5:21 pm

    great screen pass

  274. Last Call August 12, 2010 5:23 pm

    I got the NFL’s message about Colt a long time ago why you guys so slow ?

  275. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 5:24 pm

    My screen is too small to see cheeseburgers…

  276. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:25 pm

    Fourth and short. Raiders are going for it.

  277. chopsueyboy August 12, 2010 5:25 pm

    my bad, I thought 4 th quarter

    I just assumed it was Colt

  278. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 5:25 pm

    This game was a publicity stunt to get the ratings up…

  279. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:26 pm

    Raiders got it. First and goal on the 5-yard line. Looks like a TD. Again, where is Colt!

  280. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:27 pm

    Raider TD. Pass caught by Miller on a fade.

  281. al August 12, 2010 5:28 pm

    Colts going for the 2nd cheeseburger

  282. chopsueyboy August 12, 2010 5:28 pm

    touchdown Raiders, but where’s Colt?

    Saving Colt for game winning drive.

  283. gigi-hawaii August 12, 2010 5:28 pm

    so is Boller better than Campbell?

  284. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:28 pm

    Uhoh, a challenge has been called. Could be bad.

  285. J August 12, 2010 5:28 pm

    No catch. Coach’s challenge.

  286. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 5:29 pm

    Doesn’t look like Colt will get his chance to shine.. ;-(

  287. Bowbooze August 12, 2010 5:29 pm

    Boller just threw a touchdown…but the zebras called it off. Time for a review!

  288. J August 12, 2010 5:30 pm

    Overturned. TD.

  289. Bowbooze August 12, 2010 5:30 pm

    It is a touchdown for Oakland!

  290. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:30 pm

    No, Refs call a Oak TD. 7-9 Cowboys.

  291. gigi-hawaii August 12, 2010 5:30 pm

    that’s too bad — after all the hype

  292. Michigan Warrior August 12, 2010 5:31 pm

    Despite scoring a touchdown, I’m not even remotely impressed with Boller. The majority of his passes were in heavy coverage, and/or his receivers just making good catches to save their QB. Most were poor decisions, just like running into a crowd on 3rd and 6, which ended up setting up their missed FG.

    Now, we’re under 5 minutes with the ball to go back to Dallas. Well, at least Colt will have more time to study the playbook for next week’s game. Not much time to do anything tonight.

  293. gigi-hawaii August 12, 2010 5:31 pm

    i guess the coach just does not believe in Colt

  294. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 5:33 pm

    Not that gigi… more like they didn’t want to lose without a score… so Boller had to stay in until they put up some points… but with less than 5 minutes to play, we many not see the Raiders with the ball again.

  295. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 5:34 pm

    Sorry folks I lost the blog feed as NO good news for Colt to play as Raider Coach kept Boler in the game as they have scored a touchdown to cut the lead to 9 to 7 as extra point is good.

    On side kick has failed with Dallas having ball with 4:57 to play in the game.

  296. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 5:34 pm

    Worst case- they cut Colt without a try.

    Better case- Colt gets to play next week after having more time to study, work out, and make a better showing.

  297. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 5:35 pm

    The Raiders dee may get Colt the ball – if they let him come in…

    Would be nice to see him WIN IT!

  298. chopsueyboy August 12, 2010 5:36 pm

    onside kick please

  299. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 5:37 pm

    They almost got the ball back..

  300. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:38 pm

    Well, Boller performed better than Cambell based on stats. Guess the Raiders didn’t think Colt absorbed much of the playbook as needed to see some snaps tonight. Maybe next game.

  301. d1島 August 12, 2010 5:39 pm

    No respect for the Raiders/Tom Cable….

    it’s obvious they signed him with no intention of keeping Colt.

    Why does Cable need his QB2 to prove he can move the ball vs. Cowboys #3 D? 👿

  302. Michigan Warrior August 12, 2010 5:39 pm

    4:28 to go and Boller still in.

  303. haroldwah August 12, 2010 5:40 pm

    This is B$. I guess Boller’s going to finish the game

  304. d1島 August 12, 2010 5:40 pm


    Boller performed better against the ‘Boys rookies….

  305. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 5:40 pm

    Funny thing to this whole situation was the Raider announcers has stated Brennan will see some time as I gather Raider Head Coach has to show some offense as he kept Colt in the game.

    Dallas is punting with 4:28 to play as Boller is BACK IN to finish up the game as Colt will not play as I knew Oakland is notorious for going back on their word.

  306. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:41 pm

    Bennet with a huuuuge gain. 33 yarder.

  307. ckl22 August 12, 2010 5:41 pm

    thats real shitty to tell him he’s going to go in and then not play him 1 minute

  308. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:42 pm

    Oak looking good for da win on the 10 yard line.

  309. d1島 August 12, 2010 5:43 pm

    They never intended to play Colt…all BS.

    They just needed an emergency guy.

  310. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:43 pm

    Oak hits FG with 2.24 left. 10-9 Oakland

  311. al August 12, 2010 5:44 pm

    so who’s the false al?


    August 12th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Just saw Colt eating a cheeseburger on the bench.

    Did you see that?


    August 12th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Colts going for the 2nd cheeseburger

  312. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 5:44 pm

    Raider is on a DRIVE as Boller is getting rave reviews with Raiders in deep territory of Dallas. Milking the clock with short runs as Boller attempted to pass with ball poked up in the air as Dallas muffed the interception.

    Raiders has hit Field goal with Janikowski connecting from 20 yards out as Raiders hsa got the lead 10 to 9.

  313. Last Call August 12, 2010 5:46 pm

    I wasted 3 hours of my day watching two teams I don’t even like.

  314. Blue Powder August 12, 2010 5:47 pm

    Most of Boller’s yards came from a couple screen passes.

  315. d1島 August 12, 2010 5:48 pm

    Colt’s agent better be on the phone already…

  316. ballpicker August 12, 2010 5:49 pm

    I’ll just start… before I go off on the football game, by saying what a deal with technology. Logon, login, log off who knows… and find the game with some help from friends… bing bang boom. u dare..

    Of course everyone here is always helpful when it comes to Colt. And I love it.

  317. al August 12, 2010 5:50 pm

    on another note…

    you think maybe they like him that much that they want to work him in the package a bit more before they test him out?

    okay, i am reaching.

  318. haroldwah August 12, 2010 5:50 pm

    d1-I’m afraid you could be right

  319. Shoko August 12, 2010 5:51 pm

    Although disappointing not to see Colt play, I’d would rather they not rush Colt and let him have a chance to learn the playbook and perform to his ability. A bad performance will only hurt his chances.

  320. al August 12, 2010 5:52 pm

    #317…i just got to ask. is your handle in reference to one who intercepts passes or just plain picks on balls?

  321. Hibubba August 12, 2010 5:52 pm

    Book ’em Danno

  322. gigi-hawaii August 12, 2010 5:53 pm

    is the game over now?

  323. Mad Dog August 12, 2010 5:54 pm

    I didn’t really care for the Redskins, but I watched the preseason games just for Colt. I hate the Raiders (I’m a 49er fan), but I watched for Colt. Gads, I’m beginning to go nuts with pro football. Thanks to the Tsaikos for their contributions and game updates. That makes life bearable.

  324. haroldwah August 12, 2010 5:54 pm

    less than a minute to play

  325. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 5:54 pm

    WOW simply SAD as I feel Colt will not be around for the Raiders to use as the WIN was more important and Boeller play will get headlines and applaudes from Coaches and fans alike.

    Mr. Brennan I hope won’t get down to much as in reality he needs to get out of the NFL and get hooked up in the arena, Canadien or NFL Europe as the “DISRESPECT” is on and at this stage he will just be an emergency player that soon will be cut for injured players to return.

    I hope I am wrong but the Raiders are horrible in keeping truth to their players as this game is over and Colt is not important to play as WINNING is all they care for even in a pre season game !

    Sorry good folks of Tsaiko Nation !

  326. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 5:54 pm

    In out…

  327. Bowbooze August 12, 2010 5:54 pm

    Interception…touchdown Raiders!

  328. d1島 August 12, 2010 5:54 pm

    Once the other QB’s heal up, Colt is gone…

    …hope he enjoyed his cup o’ coffee.

  329. haroldwah August 12, 2010 5:55 pm

    Raiders just intercepted and scored

  330. Last Call August 12, 2010 5:55 pm

    Yes,Yes he may play the last 59 seconds

  331. gigi-hawaii August 12, 2010 5:56 pm


  332. Last Call August 12, 2010 5:56 pm

    Nope forget it.

  333. haroldwah August 12, 2010 5:57 pm

    Rainbowcliff-There’s no NFL Europe anymore-Get UFL though

  334. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 5:58 pm

    Miss Gigi !

    Raiders just intercepted pas and ran it back for TD.

    Raiders has a 17 to 9 lead with 33 seconds left to play.

    Colt will not play as Raider Coach wanted to WIN pleasing

    Al Davis with Boeller getting props and Raider Defense getting

    the game ball !

    I am sorry for the mislead as Raiders are horrible in keeping any word

    towards un proven players !

  335. d1島 August 12, 2010 5:59 pm


    The NFL is all business….

    btw, congrats on the new digs 🙂

  336. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 6:01 pm

    As the Honolulu tv hearing aid commercial says:

    “Time to take a shower now?”

  337. mctruck August 12, 2010 6:02 pm

    I hope….just by chance that the Raiders keeps Colt around for the pre-season games left and possibly give him a chance to play.

    This Campbell QB is a real jinx for Colt…..both in Washington and now the Raiders; needless to say Boeller outplayed Campbell and hopefully will be the Raiders starter.

    So many no-name QB’s getting a shot ahead of Colt…it’s heartbreaking…I guess these coaches see what we Colt fans don’t see……how sad is that???

  338. Bowbooze August 12, 2010 6:02 pm

    Game over Oakland won 17 to 9. Boo Dallas and boo Oakland…Go 49ers!

  339. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 6:04 pm

    Haroldwah: Thanks for the correction as ANY league besides the NFL in which he can play. I was leary of him being in Oakland as Al Davis has no LOYALTY and all Colt to them is a safety net until their injured quaterbacks get better then he will be RELEASE !

    Game is over the Raiders has won scoring 17 points in the Final quater as Camera is on Boeller as simucast is over with Campbell smiling to the cameras !

    Raiders “SUCKS’ !

  340. Last Call August 12, 2010 6:04 pm

    Well at least Colt won’t have to take a shower.

  341. LizKauai (iChrome) August 12, 2010 6:07 pm

    Rainbow Cliff- I hope you are WRONG and Colt gets a chance!!!

  342. haroldwah August 12, 2010 6:07 pm

    My vision-Colt plays in the 49er’s game and has a good showing but the Raiders decide to cut him anyway. Coach Singletary is impressed and decides to pick up Colt and the rest is history. I am a Raiders fan but Al Davis has got to go.

  343. ballpicker August 12, 2010 6:07 pm

    If you are a raiders fan, that’s great…. but IF YOU”RE NOT… then it sucks. No Colt…

    Hey…. NFL typical coaching, they wanted to win the game.

    NFL …its all biz

  344. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 6:08 pm

    Good call Rainbow, “raiders sucks”

  345. Shoko August 12, 2010 6:08 pm

    lol@341. I think Colt took the early flight out.

  346. haroldwah August 12, 2010 6:08 pm

    Sorry should be My Dream

  347. Michigan Warrior August 12, 2010 6:08 pm

    The feed I’m getting… no one has been praising Boller’s abilities or skills, or anything. Although he was in as QB while they scored 10 points, the majority of that were due to the receivers and Bennett’s runs. At least they gave Bennett his props. Most passes Boller threw were forced into heavily covered receivers who just made plays on the ball to make those catches. He’s the 2nd string QB… he better be doing something against Dallas’ 3rd stringers! If Colt had been in and doing those things, the announcers would’ve probably been all over him for forcing nearly every pass.

    Well, Colt, more time to study that playbook and get more experience with your new teammates. Be ready for next week.

    Raider defense looked pretty good tonight. Hope we come out and play as aggressively on Sept. 2!

  348. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 6:08 pm

    d1: thanks for the house props as you are right NFL is a hard business as NO care for

    what you did as a record college quaterback !

    Hope Mr. Brennan can keep striving as Raiders are not the answer for Colt to establish himself in the NFL !

  349. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 6:10 pm

    Hey, Tsai wins…we are in the 300’s

    Book ’em Danno

  350. Michigan Warrior August 12, 2010 6:12 pm

    Colt will always generate this much interest from us… imagine if he played!

  351. al August 12, 2010 6:12 pm

    keeping the faith…is tough.

  352. ballpicker August 12, 2010 6:12 pm


    U can get in towch, ooo.. new word…touch with me at


    Hope practice went well for everyone attending the practice.

  353. d1島 August 12, 2010 6:14 pm

    Colt just gotta take advantage of the Raiders as much as possible. His agent gotta work the other camps while he is still in uniform.

    Try get his coaches to say as much good stuff about him as possible….be a good “team guy”…try make stuff happen in practice when he can….no mistakes….give no excuse to cut him….

    Hope for the best….

  354. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 6:18 pm

    Michigan Warrior: I hope your right on Boeller BUT he did lead the drives and when the chance for Brennan to play as the Raider broadcasters announced in the 4th quater that he would Mr. Boeller came in to start the scoring drive.

    NFL is all about production and wins as you are right Boeller playing against 2nd and 3rd string players BUT he did play as the Raider Coach went to him instead of Colt suppose playing time in the 4th that I heard clear as bell from Raider announcers !

    Maybe next week to learn more plays as that seems to be the same old song !

  355. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 6:19 pm

    Boller was shaking his wrist one play when he went down…

  356. greenthumb August 12, 2010 6:22 pm

    Well, the best that can be said is the chicken commercial was funny. Colt has been his usual ethical, best-interests-of-the-team guy. That counts for something and hopefully that helps for the next game. It will be interesting to hear the official line on why Oakland didn’t put him in…. And also what d1 says in #354, make the most of every day being in uniform.

  357. Ralph August 12, 2010 6:25 pm

    Book’em Danno!

  358. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 6:25 pm

    Liz Kauai : We said Colt to get a chance with the Redskins as they really screwd him around as in reality I don’t have NO faith in professional sports as the only thing that counts with them is WINNING as it is a numbers game and Coaches keeping their job and lively hood over dedicated players who play the game that they have sweated and love their entire LIFE !

    Will watch College before the PROS as dirty politics play heavily in their profession !

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  360. RedZone August 12, 2010 6:32 pm

    I thought that Boller did a pretty good job. It is all about opportunity. As I watched the game I felt that it would have been a mistake to put in Colt. If the coaches really like Colt he will get his shot.

  361. RedZone August 12, 2010 6:33 pm

    I do think that some of those receivers are over-paid..

  362. Momo August 12, 2010 6:36 pm

    Book’em Danno

  363. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 6:36 pm

    #338 mctruck: VERY SAD !

    Luckily I told dvd Al to hold up on the recording as I was just leary of Oakland

    coming through to play Mr. Brennan.

    Raiders have been LOSING for quite some time and WINNING for AL to see is

    important as pre-season games will get deeper into the schedule as playing

    time for players who are trying to make squad will be difficult to come by IMHOP.

  364. Na Koa Mike August 12, 2010 6:37 pm

    Our line-up of former players staffing the phone bank at the Na Koa Bowl on Aug. 17 is growing! Jason Rivers, Inoke Funaki, Nate Jackson, Michael Carter, Garrett Gabriel, Eddie Klaneski, David Maeva, and Mike Tresler will all be there. You will you get when you call in?

  365. Momo August 12, 2010 6:38 pm

    I guess Oakland is just using Colt until their other qb get well. What crap to say he will play and not play him.

  366. RainbowCliff August 12, 2010 6:41 pm

    Well good night folks and pleasant dreams as I did my best to bring the game to you DESPITE losing the blog site as I kept trying to get back on and finally got the signal by re-booting and closing all links.

    Trouble shooting I have learned over the years !

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  368. OldDiver August 12, 2010 7:00 pm

    Anybody here think Boller is gonna lead the Raiders to the SuperBowl?

  369. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 7:06 pm

    In the other game shown on channel 8, chase danials, Colt’s

    similar situation team mate, did get in to play for the Saints,

    and with the game tied, threw a beautiful pass but the defense

    made the ball pop out of the receiver’s hands into one of the

    New England Patriots who THUS went on to win the game…

    And the announcers mentioned how hard it was for Danials to get

    a chance as 6 foot 2 inches is too short nowadays for quarterbacks

    in the NFL to get drafted.

  370. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 7:09 pm

    I thought Daniels was a bit shorter than 6’2″…

  371. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 7:10 pm

    Well, now, got to root for the University of Waipio…

    Book ’em Danno

  372. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 7:14 pm

    MIH, you are right. He is only 6 foot flat. But the announcers

    did say 6’2″ is still too short. Oh well, don’t tell that to David

    when he slew the giant with his sling shot…

  373. ballpicker August 12, 2010 7:16 pm

    It’s a golf reference…Al

  374. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 7:22 pm

    I remember hitting golf balls at the guy in the ball picker upper golf cart at the driving range…

  375. ballpicker August 12, 2010 7:24 pm

    Oh look at me now refreshing every five seconds.. good night tsai

  376. papajoe2 August 12, 2010 7:26 pm

    I watched the first half and had to leave. I just got home. Are you guys saying that Colt didn’t even play? I predict he will be waived tomorrow. I would love to see Colt in the NFL as much as anyone, but if he didn’t play a pre-season game and with 5 QBs……..

  377. Ipu Man August 12, 2010 7:26 pm

    Well, time for the old timers to get back on this blog…

    Got to go nighty night…

    past my bedtime.

  378. Dirty Commish August 12, 2010 7:31 pm

    It might actually be a good thing that Colt didn’t see any action tonight. Having spent what… just about a week with the team? Not having a full grasp of the playbook or a good rapport with the WRs… Throwing him in tonight, he might have had a bad showing that would do more harm than good. Assuming he survives another week, let him grasp the offense more so IF they put him in he has a better chance to show his stuff.

  379. papajoe2 August 12, 2010 7:41 pm

    #379 DC. Way to go being positive. But I think the Raiders are just pulling everybody’s leg. So what happens to Colt if the other 2 QBs come back from their injuries? Until Tuesday, they said that Colt would play if one of the other QBs wasn’t ready for the game. Sounds like its a minor injury. I understand the other QB’s injury will take a little longer but it is not a season ending type of injury.

  380. OldDiver August 12, 2010 8:00 pm

    Raider coach Tom Cable has clearly set his goal for this years team. An undefeated pre-season.

  381. Rainbowbozowarrior August 12, 2010 8:06 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

  382. Bob Rosehill August 12, 2010 8:10 pm

    Way off subject, BUT Bob Kekaula interviewed RB Greene last nite about his blocking. He didn’t seem to like blocking. The theme of the discussion was, on the UH team, “a RB must block to get to carry the rock.” So I ask all of you knowledgeable fans, sports reporters and coaches, who is the best blocking UH Warrior RB? Which running back is rated the best blocker by our defensive guys.

    I saw Meatoga get rocked during the Warrior Bowl by a RB, and get so frustrated he tore off the RB’s helmet. That RB has got my vote. We throw 90% of the time, so hopefully the coaches are looking for a blocker to give the O-Line a hand. Wait until we run into USC’s D-Line. We’ll need all the help we can get.

  383. Shoko August 12, 2010 8:10 pm

    What I’ve seen tonight, the Raiders need to consider all their options. No one is standing out. Cambell? Nah. Boller? Nah. If they don’t allow Colt a chance to shine, they would shorting themselves. They wouldn’t invite Colt and not give him a chance to see who would be productive. Wouldn’t make sense.

  384. Derek August 12, 2010 8:16 pm

    Book ’em, Danno.

  385. William Hung August 12, 2010 8:26 pm

    Cheer up guys

    Colt reminds me of myself

    We have a lot in common, we have a cult following

    Everyone said I couldn’t sing, especially Simon

    Everyone’s shortchanging Colt

    But look, here, I have three albums

    Something good will happen to Colt just watch and see

    Have the faith

    William Hung

    Hong Kong

  386. BowsForever August 12, 2010 8:28 pm

    For now, I wouldn’t get worried about Colt’s immediate future with the Raiders until next week passes by without him getting in any playing time.

    Counting down ’til next Saturday…

  387. papajoe2 August 12, 2010 8:29 pm

    #386 yeah She Bangs!

  388. BowsForever August 12, 2010 8:29 pm

    Of course, I’m sure as heck hoping Colt will play!

  389. Slugger August 12, 2010 8:31 pm

    I hope our players are watching ESPN with Jon Gruden talking to a rookie about how to work in the NFL. Kevin Spain, you listening?

  390. Slugger August 12, 2010 8:37 pm

    Dirty Commish,

    I agree with you. Better to sit Colt until he’s ready to play with his team. Being thrown out there after one week sould have been really a bad showing for him. K, next week…

  391. Slugger August 12, 2010 8:38 pm

    sould = could

  392. oldie August 12, 2010 8:42 pm

    Book’em Danno

  393. Dirty Commish August 12, 2010 8:48 pm


    Let me give myself an out by saying I would never expect the Raiders to do the right thing… so who knows what next week will bring? 😛

  394. Pomai August 12, 2010 9:07 pm

    Come on guys Colt’s been in camp for what a week, they would be crazy to play him in any situation, but do agree that if he doesn’t play next game, well his time with them is limited.

  395. RainboWarrior August 12, 2010 9:10 pm

    Book’em Danno.

    The Raiders really Suck Now!!!

  396. d1島 August 12, 2010 9:18 pm

    Chree-nainee ate…

  397. d1島 August 12, 2010 9:18 pm

    wea whitey?

  398. Slugger August 12, 2010 9:27 pm


  399. d1島 August 12, 2010 9:28 pm


    wat dat? Chinese for “400”? 😆

  400. RedZone August 12, 2010 9:35 pm

    A lot of tall qbs in the NFL but the last Super Bowl Champs qb was how tall? Where is Chase now? I think that is where Colt should be.

  401. Slugger August 12, 2010 9:52 pm

    Yo! Thar be pi-rates here! 😀

    I’m watching the Ravens-Panthers game. Love listening to Jon Gruden analyze. I used to play his day-after-game video conferences on the Bucs site.

  402. Slugger August 12, 2010 9:53 pm


    Guess that should be, “Yo Ho!”, for the Chinese version.

  403. d1島 August 12, 2010 10:02 pm

    Gruden is very entertaining.

  404. d1島 August 12, 2010 10:04 pm


    Colt didn’t play today…he GOT PLAYED!

    If Gradkowski or Frye suits up in Chicago, I’ll be surprised if he takes a snap in the game.

  405. Puhi August 12, 2010 10:09 pm


  406. #29 August 12, 2010 10:13 pm


    Is that you Dad? You’re embarassing me.

  407. #29 August 12, 2010 10:22 pm

    when a coach says that he is gonna play you and then renigs during the game…well that is saying a lot about the coach’s character and integrity doesn’t it?

    is it no wonder that tom cable’s overall record as a head coach is 20-54?

    of which he is 9-19 in the nfl, all at oakland.

  408. Slugger August 12, 2010 10:29 pm

    CONGRATS to the Ewa LL team who won the PONY Bronco World Series!

  409. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 10:43 pm

    UH website’s 2010 Warrior Football Outlook: Starts today with the Offensive Line

  410. madeinhawaii August 12, 2010 10:44 pm

    Eeks.. where have I been.. the series started on the 9th… and I was caught snoozing.. ah well… I suppose i should go visit UH’s website more often..

  411. al August 12, 2010 11:12 pm


    technically speaking…the ewa bronco team that won its age class, bronco 11-12 year olds are not a Little League associate. that team participates in the PONY organization which is nearly as big as Little League.

  412. Slugger August 12, 2010 11:25 pm


    Ah, yes, they are not ‘little’. Are they referred to as ‘Broncos’, and not foals, or Colts? 🙂

    Hawaii is producing a bunch of winning small ball teams.

  413. chawan_cut August 12, 2010 11:27 pm


  414. Slugger August 12, 2010 11:28 pm


    So is that you, Hogan? 😀

    Keep running hard.

  415. Slugger August 12, 2010 11:30 pm

    Night, chawan!

    I should get going, too. Practice tomorrow, and people to see and places to go.


  416. al August 12, 2010 11:57 pm

    small ball = bunting game, hit n run, moving runners up, etc.

    baseball = sometimes referred to as hardball.

  417. Stephen Tsai August 13, 2010 12:15 am

    I suppose imitation is flattery, but no need to flatter Al.

    To understand the difference between Al and Fake Al is the content.

    Recruiting news, insights, 70s discos. That’s Al.

    Cheeseburgers on the sidelines is the other Al.

  418. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 13, 2010 12:18 am

    If Colt is playing for the Raiders on October 31, 2010 – and I mean actually playing, not parking his okole on a bench somewhere – I will treat every Tsai-ko with an October birthday or a wedding anniversary (with spouse) to dinner at Roy’s in Hawaii Kai that evening. Costumes optional.

    If he’s playing for any other team in the NFL – same offer but at Tsukiji’s.

    If he’s out of footballl altogether, then it’s takeout chili from Zippy’s at the next T-Gate. Anyone who wants some can have a bowl or two.

    When are the Wahine volleyball and football season tickets going to be mailed out?

    One last comment on the contracts for any public project in Hawai`i. All the records are public and it you think that there might be a connection between campaign contributions and contracts awarded, all you have to do is get copies of both & compare them line by line.

    However, and this is really, really important to remember: Honolulu is the smallest town in the whole wide world. Everyone who’s in business – no matter field – or in politics or works for a non-profit or the government as a civil servant has no more than a three degrees of separation. I”ve met people standing outside a hearing who have the craziest connections to me which I never knew until I met them: the business manager for the guy who repairs our car or the ex-husband of the new daughter-in-law of the woman who is my workout partner or the wife of the undertaker who cremated six of our pets.

    When the first question you ask when you meet someone for the first time who grew up in Hawai`i is “Where you wen’ high school?” – you’re going to see a lot of contributions. But at least they’re visible & accessible.

    It’s the hiding behind the PACs that’s the killer of good government.

    ‘Nuff with the preaching. Off to bed.

  419. al August 13, 2010 12:23 am

    best of luck to jeremiah masoli at ole miss. where they have a history of nurturing nfl qb’s.

    i don’t know about you but i would have invited him to the university of hawaii. i believe he would have made an impact here.

  420. al August 13, 2010 12:33 am

    70’s music?

  421. al August 13, 2010 12:35 am

    one more for the road…

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