Scott Smith derby

Scott Smith, a defensive end from Saint Louis School, received a limited release from his California football scholarship, according to his father, George Smith.

Smith may have contact with Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon. It is a curious move because those three schools and California are members of the Pac-10 Conference.

Without a release, Smith is not allowed to contact UH, which is a member of the Western Athletic Conference. UH also has a policy in which transferring students must be enrolled in the fall semester by July 1, although that deadline can be extended on a case-by-case basis.

Smith is expected to visit Oregon soon. The Ducks first offered him a scholarship when he was a high school junior.

With a release, Smith is allowed to accept a football scholarship this academic year. Without one, he may join a school only as a walk-on this year.

Smith redshirted as a freshman last season. In accordance with NCAA transfer rules, he also would have to redshirt this season.

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UH linebacker Adam Leonard prepares to meet the press yesterday at the WAC Football Preview in Salt Lake City.


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Leonard and middle linebacker Solomon Elimimian, the WAC’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, take a moment to relax.


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Happy 19th birthday to Jodie Tsai.


  1. The Dork Knight‏ July 25, 2008 12:23 am


  2. Jason July 25, 2008 12:23 am


  3. Jason July 25, 2008 12:25 am

    Rats, just got beat.

    Wait, so schools can negotiate the terms of a release? Am I understanding that right? And if so, then why the heck would they prevent him from contacting UH?

  4. Kekoa (iPhone) July 25, 2008 12:46 am

    Chill Jase – We have a new compliance director. Shall we get a ruling?

  5. T창 [대장입니다] July 25, 2008 12:56 am

    Cal-Berkeley being greedy.

    The limited release bites big-time! Shouldn’t he be allowed to contact schools outside of the PAC-10 and not on Cal’s schedule for the time that he is eligible to play? No… that would make too much sense.

    Eh, disregard my rambling rant. Must be feeding time. It’s Friday night in Seoul. Going for sushi tonight (생선초밥, saengseonchobap).

  6. SteveM July 25, 2008 12:56 am

    Jason — I posted some ramblings at the end of the last blog regarding ubiquitous internet access.

    …and a real “good morning” to ST in Utah.
    another “good night” from me…

  7. uhwarriors July 25, 2008 12:57 am

    Does this mean that if Scott Smith decides to come to UH, he isn’t given a release which means he must walk-on rather than being on scholarship? In that case he would have 3 to play 3 and could be on scholarship after sitting out the required one year as a walk-on.

    On a related matter, if he goes to another Pac-10 school which Cal approved and he gets his release, doesn’t he have to sit out two years?

  8. addahknowjoe July 25, 2008 1:33 am

    I can’t wait to see Mac turn Mouton loose onto this season.

    I love Ryans’ return style: Nothing flashy. He explores and picks a developing gap, releases his Nitros and flat out flies north to south with reckless abandon! No jukes. No dancing. Just a full on, all out sprint to the finish line! I love it!

    Ryan reminds me of, The Rocket. All business. Nothing personal given nor taken.

    Man on kick offs, if everyone could just take care of their assignments and just give Mouton a sliver of opportunity, there will be a touchdown 12 seconds after every kick off UH fields.

    Bring on the Gators! Let’s get this bad boy season rollin!

  9. bighilofan2 July 25, 2008 1:35 am


    we got yo ‘scopes, yu p/x$t a` syn. 👿

  10. bighilofan2 July 25, 2008 1:50 am

    howzit Tsaikos everywhere!

    Compliance Guys.
    Good luck in your future, BB! Really. And welcome Amanda! Really Really. Regarding your position, I’m just kinda with Kekoa on this one. UH would be served well with Doris Sullivan somewhere in the mix. She has helped so many Hawaii athletes get connected to a educational opportunity, knows the rules, etc.. But hey, maybe da bosses already thought of all that.

    So here’s my suggestion. Work really hard to get tomorrow’s assignments and work done today. And, ask coach to allow you 5 minutes at the next coaches clinic. Introduce yourself. Start off on a positive. People like me want to support all aspects of Warrior Football and could use a tutorial from the likes of you instead of the usual “no can do.” Thanks

  11. bighilofan2 July 25, 2008 2:12 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    thanks for letting Inoke know that supervisor Kyle Tengan has two working JUGS now. jus remine em no fool wit da dials (or ask Roger Hill if day dunno how fo use).

    Its official. 36 days to Florida. da mindset is steel cages on da lines. Florida goin try to intimidate wit sum big peeps, speedy peeps, plenty tuubaz, noise maykahz.

    jus remembah Warriors, under all dat hype, at da end ah da day, they goin know they got beat by da bettah team. Das you!! going be one bittah pill so yu no day goin fight. yu goin afta day banana. so work hard. man up. da mind people, da mind. work your mind. visualize what you gotta do fo win. dats what dis is about. win.


    …oh… an have a nice day. 😀

  12. Ralph July 25, 2008 2:33 am

    lots of Esmes tonight

  13. HiFlyer July 25, 2008 2:58 am

    Ralph – how come your always posting so late at night, you just getting off from work?

  14. NYUH July 25, 2008 3:02 am

    I’m still wondering what is tougher: the heat in the Swamp or the lack of air in Reno?

  15. Ralph July 25, 2008 3:14 am

    Hiflyer no just a nighthawk, habit….

  16. Ralph July 25, 2008 3:18 am

    pictures won’t post on firefox…..ST are you using your new camera….there are times the pix aren’t available, only content with JPG and an error 404 results when I try to open it.

  17. Ralph July 25, 2008 3:21 am

    high altitude plays tougher, thin air makes it difficult to energize and your insides burn like hell. The swamp with humidity makes them sweat but if the athlete is well hydrated and in top physical condition, much easier to overcome…

  18. HiFlyer July 25, 2008 3:27 am

    Yeah Ralph I can’t see the pictures either.

  19. Pomai July 25, 2008 3:30 am

    We will kick their a$$ next time!!!!!!!!!!

    Warriors 14-0 with a win in the Fiesta Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. XxFaithxX July 25, 2008 3:30 am

    Humm…Smith not being able to contact UH coaches? What kind of game is Berkely playing with Hawai`i boys? Could it be if they let him talk to UH that more Hawai`i born and bred players would asked to be released too?? Tipoti, etc? Kinda like a male anatomy part this feels like.

    Also, from the WSN board, per WarblOw : Rawlins-Crivello las left the BSU team

  21. addahknowjoe July 25, 2008 3:31 am

    ST- Does Utah have their own equivalence of a “Kamaaina” rate? Perhaps a Utonian Rate?

    Next time on the road, just before you purchase something, ask the cashier, “Eh, you guys get Kamaaina rates?” Then note their reaction and response here on the blog.

  22. XxFaithxX July 25, 2008 3:32 am

    Why the hell am I up so early too?? Could it be that my fiance has to work and its my day off today? hehee more computer time for me!

  23. XxFaithxX July 25, 2008 3:34 am

    uhwarriors(#7) IIRC, its only a WAC rule that a players has to sit out two years? Feeling I am wrong in that, but its still early in ‘da mornin for me…

  24. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 3:35 am

    re Scott Smith – I gotta do a Stretch and say WTF!

    Cal SUCKS!!!

  25. XxFaithxX July 25, 2008 3:44 am

    Thanks 4UhFan from WSN:

  26. XxFaithxX July 25, 2008 3:45 am

    Sorry for
    da early mornin Spam, but as mom always said “Sharing is Caring”

  27. rage777 July 25, 2008 4:28 am

    What’s up with the blue gradient background. First the front page, now this.

  28. NYUH July 25, 2008 4:43 am

    Thanks Ralph,

    The high altitudes have been a particular burden UH has had to carry whether in Reno, Provo, etc. While the Gators will be tough, the heat should be manageable. After all, Hawaii starts to get warm in August too. I think one of the keys will be to make sure the players don’t dehydrate on the plane.

  29. MeiLing July 25, 2008 4:48 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

  30. brew808 July 25, 2008 4:54 am

    ~•~ 😯 🙄 😀 ~•~ Good Morning Tsaikos and Warrior Nation!!! ~•~ 😀 🙄 😯 ~•~

    Hmmmm… I might be off by a day, but…

    ~•~•~•~ ❀ ♪ ♫ 😆 Happy Birthday Jodie Tsai!!! 😆 ♪ ♫ ❀ ~•~•~•~

  31. Garret July 25, 2008 4:59 am

    Feature on Doris and PIAA.

    “We market the athletes to hundreds of a colleges around the country, we have a recruiting sheet that goes out with all their information on it,” said Sullivan.

    Sullivan heads the PIAA, a non-profit group looking to help place Pacific Islanders in football programs across the country.

    “Before I never signed with the PIAA, I never had any college coaches talk to me, but once I signed there, they started to contact me,” said Chauncy Makaina, Kailua High School offensive guard.

    And now Chauncey has a scholarship offer from UH.

    “If the University of Hawaii can’t use them for some reason, they’re going to have to go somewhere else, so we let them to keep their options open, and let them know what their options will be, and work along with their coaches to get them the best that they can get.”

  32. Garret July 25, 2008 5:00 am

    Happy Birthday Jodie Tsai!

  33. Garret July 25, 2008 5:01 am

    It is strange that Cal would seem to want Steve Smith to go to a competitor instead of UH…bad for Steve, bad for UH, and even bad for Cal because they have to face him every year if he stays in the Pac-10.

  34. Garret July 25, 2008 5:02 am

    Bess mentioned as a key member of Miami’s WR group.

    Dan Henning always has had the uncanny ability to camouflage his play-calling with lots of motion to throw off opposing defenses. But far more significantly to a franchise stocked with inexperienced receivers and unproven quarterbacks, the 66-year-old Henning has a long history of transforming untapped potential into Pro Bowl starters.

    He’ll need more than a magic wand and mirrors to transform Ted Ginn Jr., Derek Hagan, Greg Camarillo and Davone Bess into a Redskins-like Posse, but he’s done it before. Together, the Dolphins’ receivers quartet has a total of seven NFL touchdowns.

  35. brew808 July 25, 2008 5:09 am

    Good Morning Garret! Towards the end of last night’s blog, ST said he was flying home “tomorrow” as it was his “middle daughter’s” birthday. That was at 10 pm HST – so I don’t know if that means Fri or Sat. The other confusing part is – ST & Wena have two daughters right (+ Devon James)? How can Jodie be “middle daughter”? 😆

  36. Hoohiki July 25, 2008 5:09 am

    So if Scott Smith wants to go to UH, he has to walk on? Hey, didn’t UH give their blessings to Abu Ma’afala to contact Cal? In fact I think JJ made the appropriate contacts for him. How soon people forget.

  37. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 5:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hauoli Lahanau, Jodie!

  38. Stretch July 25, 2008 5:15 am

    Good Morning and Aloha Friday to the Tsaikos!!

  39. MeiLing July 25, 2008 5:21 am

    Still no pictures… 🙁

  40. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 5:25 am

    Techs are prolly sleepin from tweakin and will be up again soon to continue.

  41. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 5:33 am
    More on Colt Brennan
    “There is a pretty long story in today’s paper about Colt Brennan, but there was also a lot of material from him that didn’t make it. He is a pretty laid-back guy, and he loves to talk…”

  42. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 5:37 am

    Ex-Hawaii QB battles for Redskins job
    “…I’m not really a loud kind of guy in a sense,” Brennan said. “I was kind of put on a pedestal out there in Hawaii, and I wanted to show everyone that I could have fun with it and embarrass myself. Right now I am just trying to get a job and play the game.”

  43. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 5:50 am

    btw.. Redskins will have a scrimmage tomorrow. They play the Colts on August 3. WOW!!

  44. Hawaiianbod (:smile:) July 25, 2008 6:22 am

    Goof Morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Alooooooooooooha Friday!!

  45. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 6:26 am

    Have a safe trip home ST.

    Happy Birthday Jodie!

  46. djmitcho July 25, 2008 6:28 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos. TGIF!!!!

  47. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 6:29 am


  48. d1島 July 25, 2008 6:35 am

    Great Morning All!

    Happy Birthday Jodie.

    Safe passage Stephen.


  49. koakane™ July 25, 2008 6:51 am

    morning everyone

    have a good day and play nice

    esme out……………….

  50. Kelli July 25, 2008 6:57 am

    Hawaiianbod: Come back later. I’m e-mailed some people to see if they can fix it. Wahhh! I was so excited about my pictures! Sorry…

  51. Loa July 25, 2008 7:04 am

    morning gang!

    Happy Birthday Jodie!

    have a safe weekend
    sorry but gotta do an Esme

  52. Jayson July 25, 2008 7:23 am

    I just came across this thread on the Redskins website, it’s pretty hillarious!

  53. Kelli July 25, 2008 7:30 am

    Hawaiianbod and the rest of the Tsai-kos: Pictures are working now. I don’t know what happened, but oh well…

  54. lava1 July 25, 2008 7:30 am

    Cal must have forgotten that when the roles were reversed several years back, UH released a defensive linemen to attend Cal. It was the guy who scored the TD his first year. Abu Maafala?

  55. d1島 July 25, 2008 7:36 am


    That’s some funny chit!

  56. d1島 July 25, 2008 7:38 am

    Speaking of “chit”

    Evidently, Bears don’t only chit in the woods

  57. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 7:43 am

    Jayson- Bwahahaha!
    Good, bad or indifferent, CB does attract the spotlight.

  58. Jayson July 25, 2008 7:44 am

    d1, I know. It’s pretty amazing that a 6th rounder gets so much attention after only a week of camp.

  59. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 7:45 am

    one more thing- anyone heard anything on CJ lately????

  60. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 7:49 am

    good news that RGM is a Bear now. Hope he stays!

  61. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 7:50 am

    Happy Birthday, Jodie! You’ve got a great dad.

  62. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 7:51 am

    I am babysitting today and next week. Granddaughter is tugging at my muumuu. Bye for now!

  63. Kekoa July 25, 2008 7:55 am

    G’day Tsaiko Ohana & Thanks Kelli!

    Ok now if you can fix a few other things around the blog like you did the photos, life would be such a cruise!

    Jodie, Jodie, Jodie…Have a Happy Birthday today! I hope dad takes you out to a nice dinner (not Mickey D’s). Then, the keys to a new car would be an appropriate gift for a young lady on the move.

    BTW thank you for all your help during the blog bash. I know it was a bit overwhelming at the registration table at times, but ya done good!

  64. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2008 7:55 am

    And I’m sitting in the airport. My flight out of Salt Lake City is delayed four hours, thus forcing me to miss my S.F. connection. Or, as Jodie said, “I guess we’re having a late dinner tonight.”

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2008 7:56 am

    Good morning all! 🙂

    Liz- we missed ya at the opera last night.

  66. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2008 8:00 am

    That stuff with Smith is a lot of crap! What ever happened to sportsmanship? That kind of control on a young man’s life is not justifiable and should be un-constitutional! 👿

  67. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 8:01 am

    DPK… I read the opera this morning. That was a GOOOOD one! Way to startle the neighbors with screen-laughs at oh-dark-thirty!

  68. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 8:03 am

    Hang tight, ST!
    Something interesting may come up in those “lost” hours.

    Your family is incredibly unselfish… sacrificing their time with you so that you can do your job. Very special…

  69. Stretch July 25, 2008 8:04 am

    ST – I hope you make it back by dinner time

  70. Rob from Waipahu July 25, 2008 8:06 am

    Interesting information on Scott Smith. The information that I received was that he was severely homesick last year and he used to call home constantly. The move to Oregon or one of the Arizona schools really would not make too much sense if that was the issue. The academics are very rigorous at Cal and maybe that would explain his request to move to another Pac 10 school.

  71. Stretch July 25, 2008 8:09 am

    ST – with no Red Carpet Club in SLC, what are you going to do for 4 hours??!!??

  72. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 8:12 am

    “I don’t know how not to have fun,” he said. “I’m dying and I’m having fun. And I’m going to keep having fun every day I have left.”
    off topic.. but in spirit…

  73. Stretch July 25, 2008 8:16 am

    Liz – the Randy Paush “Last Lecture” video was very good thing to watch.

  74. midori7 July 25, 2008 8:17 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Birthday Jodie Tsai!

  75. d1島 July 25, 2008 8:19 am


    Sad to read about Randy Pausch’s ultimate demise.
    His lecture is amazing. We’ve given his book as grad gifts.
    Come to think of it, IDK why I haven’t read it myself yet.

  76. Addahknowsports© July 25, 2008 8:20 am

    Good Morning ST, Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Happy Birthday Jodie!!!

  77. Jason July 25, 2008 8:24 am

    Happy birthday Jodie!

  78. Stretch July 25, 2008 8:26 am

    d1 – maybe this weekend would be a good time to sit around, relax and read a book

  79. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:30 am

    funny that you mentioned his book. I plan to use a Borders 30% off coupon this weekend and buy it. What an inspiration he was!

  80. d1島 July 25, 2008 8:34 am


    Well, anything’s possible.

  81. tom mui July 25, 2008 8:38 am

    RALPH/HIFLYER: I use Firefox and have no problems seeing ST and whoever photos.

    Not an expert, but you might look into Firefox’s options and see if it accepts cookies from the blog and that sort of stuff.

  82. da princess' classmate July 25, 2008 8:40 am

    morning all – guess i’ll never be able to understnd how da ncaa and schools can control kids like this but coaches are left to “wander” as they please. anywayz it’s all bout da kid, so hope he is happy wherever he lands may that be on da mainland or back on da rock 🙂

  83. Stretch July 25, 2008 8:41 am

    Happy Birthday to Jodie!! Thanks again for your help at the party

  84. Chris in ATL July 25, 2008 8:43 am

    Good Greg Mac interview with ESPN:

  85. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 8:45 am

    It saddens my heart to hear the passing of Randy Pausch. Rest in Peace.

    God Bless his wife and children.

  86. al July 25, 2008 8:48 am

    happy birthday jodie!

  87. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 8:49 am

    Tom Mui – the photos were down this morning…….on all the HA blogs.

  88. Vanessa July 25, 2008 8:53 am

    Happy Aloha Friday everyone! This is my 2nd time posting but I lurk almost everyday. You guys & gals are a fun group!

    Jayson, love the comical thread on Colt – totally hilarious!

    Go Warriors! Go Redskins!

  89. duffer July 25, 2008 8:54 am

    Happy Birthday Jodie.

    Geez, I can’t even remember what being 19 felt like, let alone remembering being 19. Sooooo long ago!

  90. al July 25, 2008 8:55 am

    scott smith dilemna

    you think cal thinks we tampered?

    you think cal is protecting their reputation with the local kids?
    –trying not to create an “avalanche”, tipoti, etc.

    you think cal is discouraging smith’s exodus because of some underlying future recruitment of local kids?
    –you know how others thinking of coming to cal may veer away because of stuff like this………..a coveted lb’er for example.

    tell us what you think.

  91. Jayson July 25, 2008 8:59 am

    Well, time for me to call it quits for the day folks. It’s already BDT here on the East Coast. Have a good and SAFE weekend.

  92. Monkey Face July 25, 2008 9:05 am

    Da birdie says that these are the odds about where Scot Smith is leaning. He is very excited about his trip to Oregon this weekend.

    Oregon 75% Good friends with incoming JC QB
    Ariozona 15% Mom’s family not too far away
    Hawaii 5% Home
    ASU 5% Mom’s family nearby

  93. d1島 July 25, 2008 9:11 am


    Please post more often.


    Tampering? If a kid comes home on a break and runs into a coach while he’s in town, is that tampering?

    Avalanche? He was pretty tight with his SLS classmate who went to Cal w/ him; maybe…

    As far as future prospect(s), that kid get so many options IDK if this makes much difference.

  94. d1島 July 25, 2008 9:14 am

    monkey face,

    Eh, too early for math problems. But thanks for the insight.
    btw, that wasn’t a wet birdie, was it?

  95. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2008 9:20 am

    OK, now I’m starting to feel like that Tom Hanks character who lives in the airport.
    By the way, this airport actually pays 25 cents for returning carts. I think I can make me some Pac-Man money. Oh, wait, this isn’t 1983 anymore.

  96. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2008 9:26 am

    Is the picture problem solved?

  97. al July 25, 2008 9:27 am

    st…save the quarters for tom. he’ll appreciate it.

    d1…yah, i hear you. i forgot about solo. i was just speculating. i heard about the homesickness last year.

    it doesn’t make sense for them to release him to those pac10 teams, but, you know that there is an ulterior motive behind all this.

  98. al July 25, 2008 9:31 am

    last night i had probs with the pix. but, not today.
    last night the blog was as slow as “mole_sses” so i stopped blogging with you all out of frustration.

    on the ninth island, via my laptop, it kept asking me those danged census questions over and again. rather irritating for me.

    i started plugging in any kine birth years and found out that the census did not recognize me if i were born in 1902 or earlier. what age discrimination?

  99. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2008 9:34 am

    Can anybody explain why there are huge “arrival” boards by the gates?
    I can see by baggage, where friends and family await. But by the gate? I mean do you get off the plane, race to the board and go: “Yep, I really did arrive.”

  100. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 9:35 am

    ST – yes, pictures are up.

    Could’ve been worse – Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

    Any apple martinis nearby?

  101. HawaiianKiko July 25, 2008 9:37 am

    Good Morning TSAIKOs and CyBeerLurkers…..nice to see your posts Vanessa…..Happy Birthday Jodie….and the (Warrior) Beat goes on…and on..!!!!!

  102. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 9:42 am

    Vanessa – Welcome! Post more often and attend any of the Tsaiko events.

    Are you the Vanessa that works with Doris of PIAA?

  103. d1島 July 25, 2008 9:44 am


    re: those boards by the gates
    SLC airport must not have been renovated since before Sept 2001 when F & F’s were allowed near the gates.

  104. Wena July 25, 2008 9:48 am

    Oh…I guess we have to wait for Steve to come home to eat dinner? Wow… I was planning to eat around 5 tonight and save our leftovers for him. But now I read on this blog that Jodie will wait. Good thing for Jodie, Steve will now have fresh food.

  105. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 9:50 am

    Hi ST!
    Hi Vanessa!
    A hui hou Jayson!


  106. da princess' classmate July 25, 2008 9:55 am

    go lions, skins, dolphins, bears, 9ers, and any others that i may have 4gotten. still can’t believe /elam won’t be a bronco anymore.

  107. curveball July 25, 2008 9:55 am


    How much lay over does this give you in SF now?

  108. SteveM July 25, 2008 9:57 am

    Happy Birthday Jodie !!!

    Chris in ATL — long time no see! Are you attending any of the UH road games this year?

    Hello to Vanessa — I must have missed you the first time you posted. So, my usual unobviously obvious questions… 🙄 (1) are you a Tsai-kette? and (2) do you reside in Hawaii?

  109. Koauka July 25, 2008 10:01 am


    You talking about Honolulu or Salt Lake City Airport.

    Honolulu’s plasma screens at the baggage claim are the size of a 19″ monitor.
    So small around the claim carousel, no can see.

  110. (Jesse) James July 25, 2008 10:02 am

    Good Morning all..pulling an esme today.

    Happy Birthday Jodie!!!

    Wena, who says you can’t eat at 5…and let Jodie eat with ST later on…MWAHAHAHAHA

  111. A-House July 25, 2008 10:02 am

    Good reminder to all Hawaii high school athletes that mainland schools can be very harsh.

    For Scott, coming home does not appear to be the most pressing option so Cal’s “restrictive” release may not be a big thing – just the idea that they were willing to do that casts a long shodow.

  112. d1島 July 25, 2008 10:06 am


    (1) are you a Tsai-kette? and (2) do you reside in Hawaii?

    Are you lonesome tonight?

  113. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2008 10:10 am

    OK, I’m off to the gate. I think the Burger King folks are getting mad that I’ve spread out my stuff.
    I guess I’ll go read the “arrival” board now.

  114. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2008 10:14 am

    Happy Birthday Jodie Tsai…
    Excuse daddy while he fly…

  115. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2008 10:16 am

    Hey SteveM-
    Don’t go scarin’ off the new female posters with too many questions. Wait until they’ve posted a few times, THEN start stalkin’. 😆

  116. bonar July 25, 2008 10:17 am


  117. SteveM July 25, 2008 10:17 am

    July 25th, 2008 at 10:06 am

    (1) are you a Tsai-kette? and (2) do you reside in Hawaii?

    Are you lonesome tonight?

    d1島 — good thing my coffee cup was empty when I read that….

    …and you one rascal… you know I cannot answer that literally. 😐
    I’m in trouble either way… 😆

  118. Ralph July 25, 2008 10:20 am

    ST the arrival tube at your departure gate is to let you know how many more hours you got to wait for the flight that will continue onto your destination. So, you have a four hour countdown, keep watching the board slowly tick down before they announce your boarding….

  119. Jun Tao July 25, 2008 10:21 am


    does it say “alive” or “arrive”? it also shows what baggage claim to go to right?

  120. Ralph July 25, 2008 10:23 am

    Tsaikos, Tsaikettes and Lurkers, let’s all cover Bighilofan2’s back by contributing to the Jugs fund….Billing to exceed $1,000 for parts and labor.
    If can, can, if no can, maybe next activity…payable to G. Lee Loy at 38 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, Hawaii, 96720..Thanks.

  121. hawaiifan July 25, 2008 10:36 am

    so he didn’t get a release??..what does that mean exactly…can he still come to hawaii?…can you challenge a release?

  122. Chris in ATL July 25, 2008 10:46 am

    Steve M:

    Its been a while since I posted but I ‘lurk’ everyday (almost). Im trying to get tix to the Florida game but will definitely be home in Sept or Oct so I will be at one of the home games.

  123. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 10:51 am

    Chris in ATL- we have extra Florida game tix. How many do you need?

  124. Koauka July 25, 2008 10:51 am

    I think in football you need the release, so a player can receive aid (another scholarship) to a new school. Usually, no release means you wait one school year before gaining another schollie. An immediate release, you gain free agency and you are free choose.

    Not to sure if this correct, but back in the day a friend I grew up with waited a whole year before he could try obtain another schollie.

  125. MP July 25, 2008 10:55 am

    re: scott smith

    does cal benefit in any way by providing a limited release and allowing contact to three schools in the same conference, and/or is it in the best interest of the student athlete? Just trying to find the rationale behind this.

    future recruits from the islands should take note and of what can and does happen before making commitment. Anyways, wish the best for scott smith and all hawaii athletes.

    GO WARRIORS!!!!!

  126. SteveM July 25, 2008 11:00 am

    Chris in ATL — hope you have noticed the Tsai-ko group going to the swamp with a Cattle Call the night before in Orlando…

    Send you your info if you’d like to be added to the list. A-House is coordinating the Orlando Call but there may be other get-togethers. Keep in touch and join us at Richardson Field when you’re home.

  127. Koauka July 25, 2008 11:04 am

    Is there a difference? A release or limited release?

  128. Kekoa July 25, 2008 11:04 am

    MP ~ There’s no rationale. That’s why they call that school Berserkley!

  129. SteveM July 25, 2008 11:11 am

    Hello MP welcome to the blog! Are you a guy and do you reside in Hawaii?

    Da Punchbowl Kid:
    July 25th, 2008 at 10:16 am
    Hey SteveM-
    Don’t go scarin’ off the new female posters with too many questions. Wait until they’ve posted a few times, THEN start stalkin’. 🙂

    OK Kid– before we really scare off the Tsai-kettes… let me ask you this…

    1. Is Chris in ATLshort for Christopher or Christina?
    2. Does Pauoa Boy reside in Pauoa today?

    No scared — I’m mostly harmless… 😕

  130. homey ☢ July 25, 2008 11:19 am

    That’s some chicken chit stunt Cal is pulling. What, they have sour grapes issues with UH?

    I don’t know about SteveM, you better check what kind of frozen parts he has in his fridge.


  131. al July 25, 2008 11:23 am

    so is stevem tucked away at some public educational facility in the handicap stall, no less, playing with his toy?

    i mean his new itouch. wait, that didn’t sound right either.

    steve….what you doing?

  132. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 11:27 am

    wow, xs-irradiated-homey, sounds like SteveM is the new homey blog target!

    …just because he got an iTouch… tsk tsk…

  133. SteveM July 25, 2008 11:28 am

    Al — what you mean, “what I doing”? How about lunch at Genji’s today? I want to find out what happened after we left on the 10th…

  134. Stretch July 25, 2008 11:31 am

    Lunch at Genjis??

  135. Ronnie July 25, 2008 11:32 am

    Happy Aloha Friday!

    This is for ST:

    The New York Jets have received permission to talk to retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, a source told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen on Friday.

  136. Pauoa Boy July 25, 2008 11:36 am

    Howzit Gang…

    Happy Birthday Jodie Tsai

  137. SteveM July 25, 2008 11:38 am

    Lunch at Genji’s — if it’s only a few of us, it won’t over-burden their lunch staff. 🙁

  138. FloridaTed July 25, 2008 11:46 am

    Happy Birthday, Jodie.

    Was I really 19 once? Seems like another life from here. Cherish every day, it all will wizz by in no time.

  139. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2008 11:49 am

    I won’t answer those questions. Because if I did, you’d miss out on all the fun you’d have wondering about those things. You can’t fool me, you sly ole’ stalker… 😉

  140. al July 25, 2008 11:52 am


    first of all, what happens at genji’s stays at genji’s. remember, wasn’t it you who made that rule?

    second, i just inhaled a rainbow drive inn plate just minutes ago. so you know i am in the belly up position.

    anyway, many deadlines to finish since my extended hiatus.

  141. al July 25, 2008 12:05 pm

    which reminds me……..

    mini cattle call this coming wednesday

    By special request of one, addahknowsports aka the lovely spouse of addahknowjoe, this mini cattle call is being held.

    First Thai (mini) Cattle call.
    Phuket thai – McCully in the McCully Shopping center, first floor.
    July 30, 2008
    1130 am
    Free parking on first level and sub level.

    A complete experience of the Thai foods. (please note homey, I did spell Thai correctly. Not that kind thigh!)

    Appetizer: spring rolls

    Soup: tom yum, a lemon grass broth with mushrooms, shoots, chicken (good for hang over. You listening koa family)

    crispy fried chicken w/hot sauce (house specialty)
    pad thai beef noodles (most popular noodle dish)
    shrimp red curry (a bit spicy but brok mout)
    sticky rice (of course)

    thai tea

    dessert: choice of tapioca or thai style banana dessert

    cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks on your own, bring cash.

    price: with tax and tip $24.00 per person. Now I know that it is a bit pricey, but, you won’t regret it and will thereafter become a regular customer, you come if you like.

    The Phuket Thai in McCully has limited seating therefore we have but a few seats available. If you are interested please email me or post here and leave either a phone number or email address to confirm. a few seats remain so hurry.

    please note: this is Phuket Thai at the McCully shopping center on the corner of McCully Street and Kapiolani Blvd.

    this is a set menu and will be ordered medium hot.


  142. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 25, 2008 12:11 pm

    A quick post before I head into town. Mahalo to those with best wishes to DrDoc. He started off by seeing a specialist on Wednesday and will be going to other MD types over the next two weeks as well as taking a series of tests to determine what might be the best options. For now, all I can do is put everything about the future aside until something is known.

    Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary and Happy Flight and whoever else is celebrating

    A quick reminder: We have several sizes of EZ-Corner tarp-style tents from 10′ x 10′ to 20′ x 40′ to loan to organizations holding various kinds of events. This weekend, for example, they are in Waimanalo being used at an event being sponsored by a couple of educational organizations. There is no charge.

    They are also available for a very reasonable rental fee to individuals, businesses, and families holding reunions or anniversary celebration or promotions. The fees go to one of several non-profits. Jason and Stephen have my contact infcormation.

  143. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 12:16 pm

    mini cattle call – ox-i-moron?

    wish I wuz deah- sounds yummy (casting a glance at home lunch of cold rice, nori and l/o steak pieces).

    All the best to Dr.Doc and prayers for a speedy recovery!

  144. MP July 25, 2008 12:19 pm


    I’m a guy in hawaii, am a big time lurker. enjoy reading comments in this blog from informed, intelligent and funny people. Very entertaining.

    still trying to figure out cal’s move.

    back to lurking.

  145. al July 25, 2008 12:29 pm

    oh….didn’t know that the dr. doc was ailing.
    take care and my prayers out to you and the mrs.
    believe in the power of prayer.

  146. al July 25, 2008 12:31 pm

    i thought an ox was bigger than cattle?

    ok, mini because seating is limited to twenty.
    and they are going fast.

  147. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 12:32 pm

    al, the menu is wonderful!!! I know you will have a good turn out. Unfortunately, I have to babysit. I ate there once and the food is excellent.

  148. A-House July 25, 2008 12:37 pm

    Are there other Hawaii players at Cal that are thinking of leaving their program to come home?

    It’s a reat Shitty move by Cal to give Scott a limited release!!!

    Beware high school football players – not all programs are like Hawaii where the coaching staff is willing to listen to a release request and grant it unless exceptional circumstances exist.

  149. al July 25, 2008 12:38 pm

    gg….bring the baby. she can sit in the kitchen with the cooks while you dine and sip on a singha or two. better than beck’s.

  150. A-House July 25, 2008 12:39 pm

    Happy birday to Jodie, our good neighbor’s daughter!!!!

  151. MeiLing July 25, 2008 12:40 pm

    Happy birthday, Jodie!!!

  152. al July 25, 2008 12:41 pm

    i think a school gives a release to those schools that are requested by the student/athlete for such.

  153. g-nalo July 25, 2008 12:41 pm

    Soup: tom yum, a lemon grass broth with mushrooms, shoots, chicken (good for hang over. You listening koa family)

    good afternoon good people!

    “koa FAMILY”? haaaaaa

    Al – too bad for me, wouldn’t have mind trying Thai but no kan on wednesday.

    yep its back to lurking myself…………..

  154. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 12:42 pm

    haha Al. Baby is now at the book case next to the computer. She pulled out Jason’s Football for Dummies. Good taste, eh? Took out my book mark, too.

  155. MeiLing July 25, 2008 12:43 pm

    Dr.Doc, Hope they can figah out what ails you. Think positive.

  156. A-House July 25, 2008 12:43 pm

    Will the resurfacing of Cooke Field bids be opened today? What time?

    As more info is “leaked” to the public about the Contractor’s License Board happenings, it appears that, perhaps, more under handed situations took place in board meetings which now affect those who may want to bid for State projects be it painting or artificial turf.

    Auwe, it only hurts the people of Hawaii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  157. Stretch July 25, 2008 12:47 pm

    July 25th, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    Al – too bad for me, wouldn’t have mind trying Thai but no kan on wednesday.

    You tried Thai many times, just not the food.

  158. al July 25, 2008 12:48 pm

    gg….lucky its a baby and not a puppy. the latter would have chewed and shredded the book by now.

    g….you will be missing out on a very special opportunity to dine on some great thai cuisine. coupled with an ice cold singha beer…..the only other thing that you would miss is perhaps meeting the twins.

  159. al July 25, 2008 12:49 pm

    ah, instigator has arrived.

    did you go genji’s?

  160. Stretch July 25, 2008 12:51 pm

    al – not sure who you are asking, but if you were wondering, I didn’t eat lunch at Genji’s.

  161. A-House July 25, 2008 12:51 pm

    OK, I would like to join Kekoa and place my support for Doris Sullivan to be considered for the Compliance position at UH.

    She is well known for her outstanidng work with hundreds of Hawaii youngsters who seek to further their education obtaining scholarships or grants or loans to attend colleges/universities at home or on the mainland.

    Compliance with NCAA rules, I’m sure, is one of the primary tasks facing her daily. Others include working with parents and students to insure that the athlete is academically qualified.

    Doris, please apply for the position.

  162. homey ♂ July 25, 2008 12:52 pm

    If I come to Phuket Thai can I have Rob25’s portion of the shrimp red curry?

  163. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 12:53 pm

    And don’t forget BHF2. We should all send him a $10 check and if we all did, he would be reimbursed for the JUGs.

  164. A-House July 25, 2008 12:54 pm


    therefore, UH is NOT included by Scott as a possible school to continue his football career?

  165. diesel July 25, 2008 12:59 pm

    its aloha friday. 🙂

  166. d1島 July 25, 2008 1:05 pm

    Hi diesel.

    Yep. More “Friday-er” for some than others 🙂

  167. da princess' classmate July 25, 2008 1:06 pm

    maybe Scott Smith wasn’t so homesick after all??

  168. homey ♞ July 25, 2008 1:06 pm

    I still see the blog is taking it’s time reloading.

    Speaking of slow, what did the snail say as it was riding on the turtles back?


  169. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 25, 2008 1:07 pm

    A-HOUSE: Am at my next location before heading off to the bid opening. Will post the results if not already done so by ST as soon as I can get back to a computer. Please check out posts 299 and 300 from yesterday as to current status.

    AL: Here’s my RSVP if you still have the room. My e-mail address is info at waa-hawaii dot org. You can get a phone number from Jason, Stephen, Wena or BHF2.

    Gotta go – my friend wants her computer back.

  170. d1島 July 25, 2008 1:09 pm

    SEC media vote picks Florida to win the SEC over UGa. Auburn was picked to finish atop the SEC-West.

    Many said Georgia has more overall talent, but at the end of the day Florida’s offense was too good to pass up atop the SEC.

    Florida received 36 of fthe 70 first-place votes to outdistance No. 2 Georgia in the predicted SEC order of finish. Both belong in the national top five, which indicates Nov. 1 couldn’t come soon enough (Where Urban might or might not have “Urban’s Way” and pay back Mark Richt for his unsportsmanlike conduct).

    Whoa! Nov.1 is a long way from Aug. 30…

  171. g-nalo July 25, 2008 1:11 pm

    You tried Thai many times, just not the food.

    hey now…………..

    but Honolulu get food handling laws, pretty sure i can eat like a Tsaiko and not worry? anyways, hopefully another chance later on.

  172. d1島 July 25, 2008 1:12 pm

    Not much “love” for Bobby Petrino at Arkansas. They are picked last in the SEC-West voting.

    OVERALL SEC FINISH — Florida (36), Georgia (18), Auburn (13), LSU (1), Tennessee (1), Ole Miss (1…who in the world picked this one?).

    EAST — 1. Florida (45), 2. Georgia (23); 3. Tennessee (2), 4. South Carolina, 5. Kentucky, 6. Vanderbilt

    WEST — 1. Auburn (48), 2. LSU (21), 3. Alabama, 4. Mississippi State, 5. Ole Miss (1), 6. Arkansas (Welcome to the SEC, Bobby Petrino)

    Maybe there’s some doubt that he will even be there at the end of the season???


  173. d1島 July 25, 2008 1:17 pm

    Confused-cious say,

    Short day only deserve short break.


  174. Committed Lurker July 25, 2008 1:19 pm

    It’s nice to see the pictures are up and working again.

    The SEC picks seem fair for the most part, though w/r/t Bobby Petrino, it’s in the best interest of Arkansas that he not bolt after the first season, a la the Falcons gig.

  175. g-nalo July 25, 2008 1:20 pm

    g….you will be missing out on a very special opportunity to dine on some great thai cuisine. coupled with an ice cold singha beer…..the only other thing that you would miss is perhaps meeting the twins.

    yep, i figah so.

    btw – don’t know if Singha is better than Beck’s but do know Singha is good stuff. i wouldn’t finish a Tsaiko beer mugs worth.

  176. g-nalo July 25, 2008 1:24 pm

    A-HOUSE: Am at my next location before heading off to the bid opening. Will post the results if not already done so by ST as soon as I can get back to a computer. Please check out posts 299 and 300 from yesterday as to current status.

    and hopefully there’ll be no bid problems afterward? sometimes the apparent low bidder isn’t awarded the contract.

  177. homey ❤ July 25, 2008 1:27 pm

    The Singha complements the Thai food better than Becks. Becks is too bold and will detract the taste of the food. Singha will soothe the palate thereby enhancing the flavor of each dish. Nah, just kidding. Tsaik!

  178. A-House July 25, 2008 1:34 pm


    Know what you mean.

    Just don’t want the Contractor License Board controversery to slow/stop the resurfacing.

    Can a “non-board” contractor make recommendations on “guidelines” on special licences to the Board for consideration?

    Wholesale unfair advantage to some one like Sadowski who is a contractor and sits on the board.

    Did I miss something, but the HA did not run a story on this at all? If yes, is there a connection?

  179. A-House July 25, 2008 1:37 pm

    Too all members of any board/commission:

    IMHO, you have only ONE boss/focus/interest and that is the people of Hawaii. If this is unacceptable, please consider resigning immediately.

  180. FloridaTed July 25, 2008 1:40 pm


    It strikes me as slighly odd that HA has not mentioned anything about this Contractors Board brewhaha. As I understand it, UH can still pick a bid and the Contractors can fight over it later, State Ethics also wants to get involved. I’d say get’r done and then fight all you want, lol.

  181. A-House July 25, 2008 1:43 pm

    ST, good neighbor:

    Are you at the boarding gate for your “delayed” flight?

    Coming up to the 6 pm hour MDST.

    Can you get a flight home out of the West Coast tonight?

    Jodi, may be very late dinner or regular dinner time.

  182. A-House July 25, 2008 1:45 pm

    Florida Ted:

    ditto your #180 – get it done and then go fight in the courts!!!!!!!!!

  183. HiFlyer July 25, 2008 1:48 pm

    A-house – see #113 ST was headed for the gate, hopefully he doesn’t have another delay at SFO.

  184. g-nalo July 25, 2008 1:51 pm

    Can a “non-board” contractor make recommendations on “guidelines” on special licences to the Board for consideration?

    i would think yes cause the Board is there to serve ALL Contractors.

  185. al July 25, 2008 1:53 pm

    tsai’s….at least zippy’s will be open.

    sorabol will be open, too.

  186. homey ❤ July 25, 2008 1:57 pm

    Zippy’s??? Yuck!

    Anna Miller’s is open. Can catch the H3 home when pau.

  187. jojo ® July 25, 2008 2:05 pm

    and Liliha Bakery stay open too

  188. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 2:10 pm

    “SEC media vote picks Florida to win the SEC over UGa. Auburn was picked to finish atop the SEC-West.”

    Great… UH gets to play the #1 team of 2007 AND 2008 back to back! There better not give any SOS (sass) this year!!!

    OTOH- I think we just got a lot of new fans… BB and Merv – send your buddies down to root for UH in Warrior green and black!

    I’ll be cheering for UGa myself :mrgreen:

  189. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 2:11 pm

    There better not=They better not

  190. al July 25, 2008 2:16 pm

    jojo… never answered me. what about wednesday you guys in or out?

  191. al July 25, 2008 2:17 pm

    didn’t liliha bakery close or was bought out?

  192. Jason July 25, 2008 2:22 pm

    Mmm, Sŏrabŏl (Seorabeol). I haven’t been there in years. But I just had bibimbap last night, so I’m good.

  193. homey ❤ July 25, 2008 2:23 pm

    It was bought out by Peter Kim…Yummy Korean BBQ.

  194. al July 25, 2008 2:25 pm

    you mean liilha bakery?

    so will the infamous coco puffs be replaced by man doo?

  195. homey ❤ July 25, 2008 2:26 pm

    It still remains status quo.

  196. homey ❤ July 25, 2008 2:27 pm

    Didn’t Peter Kim kick for Alabama?

  197. homey ® July 25, 2008 2:29 pm

    That heart was getting irritating. Time to play brokahnic. esmeing.

  198. Jason July 25, 2008 2:29 pm

    Chocolate mandu?

  199. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 2:33 pm


  200. jojo ® July 25, 2008 2:40 pm


  201. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 2:42 pm

    Hi jojo! Howzit?

  202. Garret July 25, 2008 2:42 pm

    This news was already released yesterday, but just in case anyone missed it…UH will need to gear up for the run when SJSU comes to Aloha Stadium this season. I hope that Maka gets his 6th year also!

    With fall camp less than two weeks away, San Jose State filled a glaring need at running back with the return of the eighth-leading rusher in school history.

    Yonus Davis, who missed most of last season because of an ankle injury and whose status was uncertain all summer, has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, Coach Dick Tomey announced Thursday at the Western Athletic Conference media day in Salt Lake City.

    Davis rushed for 1,007 yards as a junior and was a big reason the Spartans made their first bowl appearance since 1990. But he suffered a sprained ankle on SJSU’s first offensive play last season and carried the ball just three times. Davis met the NCAA’s requirements to receive a medical hardship but also had to address several academic issues to be cleared by the school.

  203. wafan July 25, 2008 2:43 pm

    LizK . .

    Go change a diaper.

  204. jojo ® July 25, 2008 2:43 pm

    al – sadly, no we won’t be going. We are having milk issues.

  205. wafan July 25, 2008 2:47 pm

    Man, this is hard work running around for omiyage for the relatives. This will be the last time, though. After this only one bag limit. Kind of sad — the end of an era.

  206. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 2:52 pm

    wafan- pretty soon! September! Woohoo!
    Yeah- omiyage will be getting smaller and smaller… one coco puff for you, one for you…

  207. Jason July 25, 2008 3:05 pm

    What kind of omiyage can I bring from Madison besides cheese and University of Wisconsin merchandise? 😛

  208. Maverick July 25, 2008 3:10 pm

    Garret –
    I betcha Yonus Davis has bad dreams from last time at Aloha stadium.
    Our defense shut him down to his lowest stats all season in ’06. UH will do it again this year too!

  209. Stretch July 25, 2008 3:11 pm

    jojo ®:
    July 25th, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    al – sadly, no we won’t be going. We are having milk issues.

    i’ve heard that molasses has the same effect that milk does when eating spicy food, it kills all your senses

  210. Stretch July 25, 2008 3:12 pm

    July 25th, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    What kind of omiyage can I bring from Madison besides cheese and University of Wisconsin merchandise?

    Bring back a tall blonde with long legs…..

  211. Vanessa July 25, 2008 3:22 pm

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

    Hi Hawaiianbod: No I don’t work w/ Doris.

    Hi SteveM: I am not a tsai-kette. What does it take to become one? I also split my time between Maui & Oahu, but I’m mostly here on the west side of Oahu.

    I’ll try to post more. My two babies keep me pretty busy during the day so I usually try to lurk at night, when the house is quiet. I love football & this blog is awesome – so much information!

    Ok back to the keikis. Have a great weekend!

  212. J-Dog July 25, 2008 3:35 pm

    re: Francis Maka

    The advantage Yonus Davis had was that he is still currently at the school that was required to send in the paperwork to the NCAA. I believe ST mentioned in a previous blog that the difficulty Maka is facing is getting the paperwork from the University of Arizona.

  213. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 3:36 pm

    Vanessa- how old are the babies? BTW- you are already a Tsai-kette 😆 Congrats!

    Jiggety Jig!

  214. FloridaTed July 25, 2008 3:36 pm

    Vanessa, welcome,

    All you have to do is post or attend any Tsaiko gathering.

    You are now officially a Tsaikette. Aloha.

  215. Loa July 25, 2008 3:36 pm

    afternoon gang!

    anyone hear about the bid results for cooke field?

  216. LizKauai [Believer] July 25, 2008 3:37 pm

    Jason! I love WI bratwurst… be sure to try them! Watch out for the skeeters!

  217. Loa July 25, 2008 3:38 pm

    watching Team USA blow up Team Canada
    Carl English looks like he got bigger

  218. d1島 July 25, 2008 3:38 pm


    Look for good deals on Brett Favre stuff. Should have plenty bargains…

  219. al July 25, 2008 3:39 pm

    peter kim
    kaiser hs
    trans to alabama

  220. d1島 July 25, 2008 3:41 pm

    What to do this weekend???

    Practice five (maybe six) F’s?
    Avoid da ocean?
    Eat stew?


  221. d1島 July 25, 2008 3:42 pm

    Look for one oven/pool combination!!!


  222. al July 25, 2008 3:45 pm

    jojo….sorry to hear about that.

  223. J July 25, 2008 3:47 pm

    Happy Birthday Jodie

    Wena…eat at 5 p.m., then eat again when Steve finally arrives. I don’t see a problem.

  224. Garret July 25, 2008 3:51 pm

    Great article from

    The plan for this vision began after June Jones’ inaugural season on the islands. “Nobody really knew how to deal with it or wanted to deal with doing it,” Assistant Head Coach Rich Miano told “Since we took over last year and it was successful, it gets easier the more you do it.”

    Hawai’i Speed and Quickness ( was founded by Miano and UH Strength and Conditioning Coach Mel deLaura. Their mission? They are committed to improving athleticism and integrity of Hawaii’s youth through all sports.

    Just based on the turnout, it appears these camps were a bombshell waiting to go off. It doesn’t hurt that the Warriors went to a BCS bowl game for the first time in history and put UH footballl back on the national radar.

    “Even people who don’t like footballl were following it,” Miano said of Hawaii’s resurgence. And with it has come record highs in season ticket sales, as well as donations to Na Koa, the booster club that supports the UH football program.

    “With the success of the program, we’ve been able to get the things we need,” Miano added. “Most programs have recruiting coordinators and secretaries in the front of the office. The locker room is embarrassing. The field turf has been condemned. But now, we’ve had people step up for the new surface and the coaches’ offices. It’s not just going to be artist renderings anymore.”

    “I will always be a Warrior at heart,” Tanuvasa told Wednesday. He moved to Hawai’i from Samoa at a young age and went to high school in Mililani before matriculating to UH. “I’ve always wanted to come back to my roots and help any way I could. With Coach McMackin, a lot of the NFL scouts call. With those type of connections, it’s a great deal to stay here, as opposed to having to go away to play.”

  225. Unkanesson July 25, 2008 4:34 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere!
    It’s taken me all day (not unusual), with various interruptions (work can be such a pain…but at least I can lurk on the WB when slow) to get through today’s comments. Entertaining and enlightening as always!
    Hey ST — Enjoyed the article on Mouton (as always), but I gotta pick one small nit:
    it’s Honorable Discharge, not Honorary…heheheheh… everybody slips up once in a while, even the venerable Mr. Tsai. Blame it on the editors — aren’t they supposed to pick up things like that? Yeah, that’s the ticket, it’s all their fault……
    A hui hou kakou!

  226. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2008 4:38 pm

    The new owners of Liliha Bakery plan to keep it as is, and maybe even franchise the concept. When Sweety and I are both being very weak, we love to get some o’ them cocoa puffs. mmmmmMMMMMmmmmm.

  227. Da Punchbowl Kid July 25, 2008 4:50 pm

    Okay. I gotta be honest. Sweety is strong. I’m the one who drags us down by crying and begging ’til I get my way. 😳

  228. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 4:56 pm

    Vanessa – Au’ryte! Another Wessai Tsaiko (ette) in the hale.

    Again, welcome!

  229. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 5:02 pm

    Gotta agree with Homey re Zippys. Overpriced and portion-challenged.

  230. onarock July 25, 2008 5:08 pm


    At least you don’t get threatened by deprivation by your wife. Shoot, I guess I’m like a dog (or any other pet) – positive reinforcement works!!

    Perhaps a box of cocoa-puffs at the end of the 40 mark, first to get there gets it…..woohoo, watch the Warriors 40 times improve dramatically!!!

    Have a nice weekend all you Tsaikos!

  231. onarock July 25, 2008 5:14 pm


    Funny you mention the overpricing and under-proportioned portions. The wife and I went there last night. Talk about wop-yo-jaws, fricken surf pac is almost $10!!! And dat buggah is no special bento or anything! Sad thing is, until their competition have better pricing, their pricing now going stick around for who knows how long, or maybe even get worse. The average $5 plate lunches will be a thing of the past very soon.

  232. Willie July 25, 2008 5:14 pm

    Peter Kim played for the Hall of Fame coach “Bear” Bryant at Alabama and had a very successful career. If not for some leg problems I believe he would have made it in the NFL. Leg was strong & he was really accurate. My friend and I provided him with the introduction from soccer to football at Kaiser HS through Bill VonArnswaldt.

  233. Rob25 July 25, 2008 5:18 pm

    Homey – I will let you have my shrimp if you can behave!

    You might be quick on the chopsticks and take it before I even see it.

  234. Maverick July 25, 2008 5:20 pm

    Tell Zippy’s to STOP riding the Gravy train ( yes, pun intended.) The party boat days are over.

  235. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 5:24 pm

    onarock – $10! OMG!!

    Have you noticed the ever-so shrinking portion of the rice and mac salad? It appears they went out of their way to find the smallest scooper avaiable. I thought I was back in elementary school.

  236. momotaro July 25, 2008 5:25 pm

    Hi DPK (belated greetings from last night), it sounds like you are cuckoo for cocoa puffs! 😆

  237. momotaro July 25, 2008 5:35 pm

    With regard to Smith’s limited release from his football scholarship, I’ll go with Occam’s Razor and suggest that the release was limited to the schools where Smith would like to transfer. Cal does not gain anything by limiting the schools to which Smith could transfer. It may be that Smith thought he could not transfer to UH due to the July 1 deadline mentioned in Stephen’s post and that Oregon, Arizona, and ASU do not have such a deadline.

  238. SteveM July 25, 2008 5:40 pm

    Going out this evening so I’ll post this reminder now…

    😆 😀 😆
    Saturday – August 16, 2008
    Krazy Karaoke 8:00 PM – 12:00 midnight (minimum)

    The large room at the Young Street Krazy Karaoke holds at least 55 persons. STRETCH has made the reservation and put down the deposits.

    Same arrangement as last April 19’s Krazy Karaoke Call

    • bring your own drinks (this room has a lot more cooler space)
    • bring snacks and pupu’s (optional)
    • $15 per person to cover room rental/karaoke
    • pay Stretch or designee at the door that night

    Current RSVP Count = 44

    RSVP on blog or email SteveM — stevem.hnl (at)
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Updates will be posted in the Events Calendar section

  239. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 6:15 pm

    Vanessa – come meet the Tsaikos/Tsaikettes on Aug 16.

    No shame. If can, can. If no can, then next time.

  240. Ralph July 25, 2008 6:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Jodie! Great summer for the Tsais, Allie graduates, Allie celebrates her 21st birthday, ST & Wena celebrates their 26 anniversary and today, celebrate Jodie’s birthday…

  241. A-House July 25, 2008 6:45 pm

    what happened to the opening of the Cooke Filed resurfing bids?

    nothing on the 6pm news – what’s going on???????????

  242. wafan July 25, 2008 7:22 pm

    The Dork Knight was first on several other HA blog sites.


    Who is that masked man/woman?

  243. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2008 7:32 pm

    Well, after missing one flight and then almost missing another, I am back on the rock.
    First, it was that long delay out of Salt Lake City, forcing me to reschedule my connector out of S.F. Then when we finally get on the plane, nothing. We just wait. it turns out that the Salt Lake crew forgot to send a truck to fuel the plane.
    A half-hour later, we’re in flight. Then as we get close to S.F, suddenly we’re going upward. Turns out that there was too much runway traffic. So for the next 45 minutes we’re just, well, hanging around. I told the guy next to me it was a good thing the plane was gassed up. He said, no, that’s a bad thing. If we were low on fuel, they’d make us land.
    And so we land and, naturally, I’m at the other end of the terminal. And so your blog host sprinted. The final 20 yards, I’m screaming like a little girl: Wait, oh, please, wait.
    And they did.
    Yes, it was my luck that United, for the first time this year, decided to have a flight depart on time.

  244. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2008 7:33 pm

    Hey, I think “Curt” is in the Hilo Hattie’s ad that they show on airplanes.

  245. Stephen Tsai July 25, 2008 7:37 pm

    Nice catch.
    Nobody’s catching many things these days since I’ve been feuding with some non-sports-department people. After a story goes through our sports folks, it ges a once-over from another department.
    Thanks again.

  246. wafan July 25, 2008 7:44 pm

    Welcome home Mr. Tsai!

    I hope you have a wonderful dinner with your family — now that they are half starved. HA!

    Happy Birthday Tsai #2!

  247. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 7:48 pm

    hmmm, Homey, Stretch, and D1 — looks like we still have a bet — sort of.

    Brett Favre plans to report to the Green Bay training camp to force a show-down. Will they go with Favre or with the new QB?

    The ideal situation for him would be to rehired by GB, wouldn’t it?

    So to refresh your memory, I bet that Favre, if hired by GB, will take the team to a Super Bowl win. You guys bet that he will not.

    Prize: lunch at Camellia.

  248. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 7:51 pm

    woo hoo. Let’s see if I can hang on to my winning streak. I have already won 2 bets against Tsaikos. My prizes were lunch at Camellia and dinner at Genji.

  249. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 7:51 pm

    BTW, ST, welcome back to terra firma!

  250. bighilofan2 July 25, 2008 7:58 pm

    Howzit howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    First, BIG shoutout to Ralph for postin #120 above. So far,
    AHouse an Mrs.,
    Tom Mui,
    put sum luvin in da mail for 😀 bradda hilo. I felt like Nicolas Cage “It could happen to you” today when da mail lady came by. Thanks guyz. LizK, my addy #120 above.

    so da 2 low bidders are da 2 guyz on boat sides ah da controversee. i got fate in da UH Haffner guy. hearing good tings about him from one ah us. da #s are less dan 5% off.
    Yep, I’m talkin to you. We need da good PR, dats a fact of life for a national power. Dats us.

    Go Warriors!!!

  251. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 8:08 pm

    Woo hoo!
    Jordon and Ikaika on da same team!

    Ikaika- Uncle Tracy is very proud of you. Very proud.

    ” In the one-on-one pass rush drill, it was obvious that Ikaika Alama-Francis has spent some time working on his inside counter moves. He still has a long way to go, but his technique is better. These one-on-one drills will be important for Alama-Francis because he has to build up some confidence with his pass rush.”


  252. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 8:09 pm

    bhf2- chk will be in da mail Monday – :mrgreen:

  253. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:09 pm


    I’ll mail a check to you on Monday. Anything to help the team!

  254. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:10 pm

    hey, great minds think alike, don’t they, Liz?

  255. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 8:12 pm

    Coach Mack was on the Kauai ra-jo this afternoon during my drive home. There is a Luau tomorrow night and a golf tourney on Sunday. Coach Mack is not playing… he is meeting and greeting the golfers and fans.
    Does the man every sleep???

  256. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 8:14 pm

    Haha, gigi.
    How’s this one.
    al said- bring the baby and let her sit with the cooks in the kitchen while you eat.
    My daughter has a pick of Lilu sitting with the cooks in Portugal while they were eating in the dining room. The Portuguese love children as much as we do 🙂

  257. curveball July 25, 2008 8:14 pm


    got paid today will send some more give them h-ll

  258. curveball July 25, 2008 8:17 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    did you ever figure how long it takes to freeze beer???

  259. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:18 pm

    I would love to visit Portugal. How were the malasadas over there? Sweet bread, too. Don’t know any other Portuguese food.

  260. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 8:18 pm

    curveball… eeeuuuuww..

  261. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:20 pm

    Dunno about freezing beer but hubby left his in the freezer overnight. Next day, we saw the bottle had exploded. There was glass all over the freezer…

  262. curveball July 25, 2008 8:23 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    well thats to long stick in ice for 15 mins perfect

  263. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 8:24 pm

    (yup- ka-toosh!)
    gigi and al- I posted the pic of Lilu at the restaurant. 😆

  264. oldie July 25, 2008 8:31 pm

    St, Welcome back!

    Jodie, Happy birthday! Hope you didn’t starve to death waiting for your Dad.

    Doris – PIAA, You’re welcome.

    bhf2, You’re welcome also. “It Could Happen to You” – a little sappy, but a feel good movie.

  265. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:33 pm


    Favre still has a contract with GB til 2010.

    So, I bet that if Favre STARTS for GB in the Fall, he will take the team to the Super Bowl in 2009.

  266. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:35 pm

    Liz, thanks for the heads up about the last pic of Lilu.

  267. curveball July 25, 2008 8:35 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:

    He will be gone in a week bet is a frozen Becks

  268. Myki (i touch) July 25, 2008 8:41 pm

    uneventful. Glad you didn’t make the evening news. Happy Birthday to Jodie!

  269. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:42 pm

    sorry, curveball, the bet was already closed to those 3
    Tsaikos. They are psycho to bet against me. haha

  270. myki July 25, 2008 8:55 pm

    Sorry for the strange posting above. Still having difficulty posting on the iTouch. Meant to say glad that ST is home safe and sound, and did not do anything to make the evening news.

    Happy Birthday to Jodie. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  271. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:57 pm


    I bet that if Favre STARTS for GB, he will take the team to the Super Bowl in 2009.

  272. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 8:59 pm


  273. Garret July 25, 2008 9:00 pm

    This projected Miami depth chart has a lot of relevance to some Warriors.

    FB Reagan Mauia, Boomer Grigsby
    This is a fairly even battle, and these two will likely rotate who works with the starting unit. I’m predicting whoever is the best special teams player gets the starting spot.

    LWR Ernest Wilford, Derek Hagan, Selwyn Lymon, Justin Wynn, John Dunlap
    Wilford’s just about set in stone as the starting possession receiver, but Hagan has an outside shot of taking him down if he plays with some level consistency, and stops dropping passes. Lymon, Wynn and Dunlap are likely battling with Bess and Foster for the two practice squad spots that will likely go to receivers.

    RWR Ted Ginn Jr., David Kircus, Greg Camarillo, Davone Bess, Jayson Foster
    Speed is a mandate for this slot, therefore Kircus, Camarillo, Bess and Foster must be able to create separation from opposing cornerbacks, and produce RAC (run-after-catch) yards.

    C Samson Satele, Steve McKinney, Mike Byrne, Matt Spanos
    Satele is the future at this position, so he’s pretty much written in pen as a starter. Going against Jason Ferguson daily will also help him improve. McKinney needs to show he’s over the season-ending knee injury to make the 53-man roster.

  274. Stretch July 25, 2008 9:02 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    July 25th, 2008 at 8:57 pm
    I bet that if Favre STARTS for GB, he will take the team to the Super Bowl in 2009.

    “correction”?? you not trying to change the bet, right??

  275. Garret July 25, 2008 9:02 pm

    Jessica Simpson has supposedly been trying to keep her romance with Tony Romo as low-key as possible to reduce distractions for him…but then she dedicated a song to him.

    Jessica Simpson has dedicated a new song to boyfriend Tony Romo, You’re My Sunday.

    Cowboys fans are no doubt drafting a musical response as we speak, Give Us Back Our Sunday, Yoko. Subtitle: “Your Bye-Week Trip with Romeo Was Our Playoff Loss.”

    Simpson, nicknamed “Yoko Romo” by fans who accuse her of distracting Cowboys quarterback/boyfriend Tony Romo, has tried to stay out of the way as well. Still, she could not resist dedicating a new song to Romo called, You’re My Sunday.

    “Tonight there’s this guy here, he throws a football and he’s really good at it, he’s my better tomorrow and I wrote this song for him,” she reportedly told a country-music crowd that included Romo in Wisconsin last weekend.

  276. Garret July 25, 2008 9:03 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want the off-topic stuff. We have houseguests this weekend so I won’t be posting much this weekend after the next 5 minutes.

    If this Stanford study is correct, our bodies do not just wear out as we age…our genes trigger the aging process. This theory would mean that with periodic gene therapy humans could be like some animals who do not age (tortoises lay eggs at 100 and whales could live more than 400 years, etc.).

  277. Garret July 25, 2008 9:04 pm

    Amazing that Southwest Airlines has not lost money in ANY quarter since 1991! But their profitability is largely due to their lower fuel costs due to their hedges…but their hedges are slowly ending and they will have to pay market prices for fuel soon. Last year 90% of their fuel was cheap due to hedges, now that is down to 80%, next year it will be 70%, in 2010 it will be 40%, and in 2011 it will be 20%! Southwest has put a freeze on its growth plans…so I guess they won’t be starting their flights to Hawaii for quite some time.

  278. Garret July 25, 2008 9:04 pm

    High gas prices are forcing rural school districts (where school buses can travel 100 miles each day) to consider going to a 4-day school week.

  279. Garret July 25, 2008 9:05 pm

    Looks like the newspaper I subscribe to (San Diego Union-Tribune) is for sale. I hope that the buyers cover San Diego news well.

  280. Garret July 25, 2008 9:06 pm

    Cool photo shows what happens when a F-16 strafes a GMC Suburban.

  281. Garret July 25, 2008 9:06 pm

    Free play links pau.

  282. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 9:12 pm


    I corrected the bet because I wanted to make it clear that Favre has to start for the season, not just for the Fall, and that by starting, he will guide the team to a SB victory.

    I have no faith in the other QB.

  283. Garret July 25, 2008 9:14 pm

    Is Miami going to acquire a vet WR? That would be bad for Bess as it would drop him one spot on the depth chart and make it much harder to make the active roster…though he could still get a practice squad spot.

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told reporters today that receiver Terry Glenn will be released

    Glenn is 34 years old and has knee issues which is the reason the Cowboys didn’t want to risk letting him get injured in training camp. That might land Glenn on injured reserve and force the Cowboys to pay his $1.74 million salary without getting production in return.

    So Glenn goes. Because he is a veteran with a certain amount of vested seasons, Glenn will not go through waivers. His contract is terminated. So he will be a free agent.

    I don’t think I have to remind you the Dallas connection involved here. The fact the Dolphins need receivers help and the fact Bill Parcells was with New England and became a fan of Glenn once owner Robert Kraft forced the coach to draft him.

    There are also reports out of Arizona that receiver Anquan Boldin, although unhappy, will remain with the Arizona Cardinals. Although he said he would not re-sign with the team when his current contract expires in 2010, Boldin has said publicly he will, in fact, be with the Cards until 2010.

    Well, this situation also demands scrutiny by the Dolphins.

    You put this together: The Cardinals have a disgruntled 27-year-old receiver who has appeared in multiple Pro Bowls. He is from Pahokee, FL. He played at Florida State. He loves South Florida. Did I mention the Dolphins have a HUGE need to improve their receivers corps? They have a spare second-round pick they just got in the Jason Taylor trade. And they have approximately $21 million in salary cap space that they cannot possibly spend before the end of this season.

    Can you say perfect fit?

  284. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 9:16 pm

    I really have a strong feeling that I will win again. Sorry, guys!

  285. Ralph July 25, 2008 9:18 pm

    Hamocon won the Cooke field bid, he did the Murakami stadium… His winning bid won over Sadowski by $25K

  286. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 9:21 pm

    Ralph. Does Hamocon have the correct license to do the turf?

  287. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 9:25 pm

    gigi- THAT is the $25K question….

  288. Ralph July 25, 2008 9:51 pm

    he does not have the license recommended to the contractors board..His company was targeted and eliminated from the bidding protocol but looks like he submitted a bid anyway…now the question, will the low bid be accepted..

  289. gigi-hawaii © July 25, 2008 9:54 pm

    Well, I thought having the correct license was NOT a requirement; it was advisory only.

  290. Ralph July 25, 2008 10:16 pm

    became advisory only after people complained, not when Hamocon approached the board and asked how come the rules were changed to keep him from competing for the project.

  291. Stretch July 25, 2008 10:24 pm

    gigi-hawaii ©:
    July 25th, 2008 at 9:12 pm
    I corrected the bet because I wanted to make it clear that Favre has to start for the season, not just for the Fall, and that by starting, he will guide the team to a SB victory.
    I have no faith in the other QB.

    If you are “clarifying” you should say clarifying, not correction. When I see correction, it looks like you are changing the bet. Almost like a contract, once it’s signed, you no can change the details.

  292. al July 25, 2008 10:33 pm

    gigi…..the rules of a bet does not allow one to alter his/her position when originally made. that would be renigging the bet.

    be honorable and don’t “correct” a bet once it was made. that is not “gentlemanly like” when it comes to betting. it is akin to saying that “my word is no good”.

    …..on another note, i will bet you that when the season starts, brett favre will no longer be a packer. to clarify on opening day of the regular season in 2008, favre will not be in a packer uniform. camellia’s would be nice.

  293. al July 25, 2008 10:36 pm

    you should ask the blog archivist to research the declaration of bet. that should settle the issue. once a party throws out a bet and is accepted by another, the bet is consummated. no turning back.

    on another note………did you organize a search party for the homo sapien hungry shark on the all too dangerous west side?

  294. al July 25, 2008 10:39 pm

    methinks….scott smith will become a duck like his uncle donald “dpk” duck.

  295. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 10:48 pm

    hey al, didja see my granddaughter hanging out with the restaurant owner in the kitchen pic? Click on my name for the blog and scroll down. 😉

  296. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 25, 2008 10:57 pm

    Gotta go nini
    Sweet Dreams!!!

  297. al July 25, 2008 11:00 pm

    yah lizk…..that was really neat.

  298. Jason July 25, 2008 11:05 pm

    Glad to see you’re back safe, Stephen.

  299. Thanks4thehelp July 25, 2008 11:08 pm

    Sorry this is so late, but we went to cool off at another $1 Restaurant Row movie and just got back home.

    RE the Bid Openings: There were four submitted. Two were approximately $20,500 apart and the other two were several hundred thousand dollars more.

    Winning Bid: $862,881
    Next Lowest Bid: $883,363

    The whole opening-the-bids event took less than ten minutes. Excluding Procurement Office staff, I think there were no more than eight or nine of us present in the room.

    The lowest bidder will be checked out for tax clearances and for meeting the tech specs. Bear in mind that the tech specs did NOTNOTNOT specify anything about a particular contractor’s license beyond the following:

    To be eligible to bid, bidders must possess a valid State of Hawaii contractor’s license A. BIDS FROM CONTRACTORS NOT LICENSED IN THE STATE OF HAWAII WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    (Note: The bolded capitalized sentence was also underlined, but the HA blogfonts don’t use them.)

    About an hour later, I spoke with David Hafner, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Services/Office of Facilities and Grounds, who said that it will take approximately one week for all the paperwork to be finalized.

    As soon as that is done, the first two steps the contractor will take are to initiate the permitting process and to order the materials not immediately available which could take anywhere from two to six weeks to arrive. During that time, all of the site preparatory work will be completed.

    We should all thank the Procurement Office and David Hafner for expediting the bidding process.

    As for the Bigger Picture Issues surrounding this controversy, it would be very appropriate to ask for an Legislative Auditor’s inquiry as to how this happened. Bear in mind, however, that this is an election year and not much will be accomplished until after the voting results are in and the new committee chairs have been announced. Who they are will be determined by who is elected the Senate President and Speaker of the House by members of the newly-elected Legislature.

    In the meantime, perhaps Mark Takai who was elected outright for another term should be asked to help facilitate the inquiry.

    The Contractors License Board itself next meets on Friday, August 22; however, the agenda, date, time,and location will not be posted until the previous week. NOTE: The middle two items rarely change so interested parties could look at the Minutes of previous meeting.

    If anyone is interested in attending this meeting and wants to speak up, then please contact the DCCA Contractors office at 586-2700 for information about the Public Input part of the agenda.

  300. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 11:32 pm


  301. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc July 25, 2008 11:40 pm

    Sorry for the incorrect ID above in #299.

    Time for beddybye when I cannot remember who I am. Either that I’m schitzzy – as any good Tsaiko probably should be.

  302. Hawaiianbod July 25, 2008 11:52 pm

    ST – Welcome Home!

    Glad you finally survived the trip from hell.

  303. Rob25 July 25, 2008 11:55 pm

    Good thing that I am not involved in the bet.

    My son was devastated when we wrote to him at bootcamp that Brett Favre had retired. He wouldn’t like me betting against the Packers…too bad because I am a Cowboys fan through thick and thin.

  304. Rob25 July 25, 2008 11:57 pm

    Welcome home ST…flying is getting to be such a nightmare, but it just costs a lot more.

    Hope you had a good dinner and celebration with Jodie.

    HB Jodie!

  305. Stretch July 26, 2008 12:05 am

    Rob25 – a Dallas Fan??!!?? My co-worker is a HUGE Dallas fan. He named his oldest daughter Dallas. The two of us went to the playoff game they lost to the NY Giants. It was a lot of fun although they lost.

  306. al July 26, 2008 12:46 am

    wdoc….i emailed the info you requested regarding the cc at phuket thai. please let me know if you received it as well understand it.

  307. al July 26, 2008 12:49 am

    so will dinner be a happy birthday and a happy anniversary celebration.

    and don’t forget the blog’s anniversary celebration or would it be a brithday celebration?????

  308. Ralph July 26, 2008 1:05 am

    Sportshawaii blogger posted the lastest sportsbook line:
    vs. Boise State, UH +16, vs. Florida, UH +27

    good bulletin board material but the warriors should already be motivated to beat them…

  309. Kekoa July 26, 2008 1:06 am

    Al ~ Reporting in from the Wessai tonite. Tsaiko Ohana 10 – Locals 00 after triple overtime play. No shark sightings. No one lost at sea. No sea sickness. Jamie behaving, Juliet chillin’ and Peaches supervising. A-joe kickin’ back, Stretch relaxing and SteveM keeping busy. UHFan 808 busier than Chef Tell in the kitchen working her magic. Chawan cut and his friend “32” cut bait and then cut and run. I’m back out on patrol with Diana over on the ceded lands…bbl.

  310. Kekoa July 26, 2008 1:09 am

    Wow…past my bedtime!…got shore patrol duty again on the Wessai in the morning. Best be getting some shut eye, G’nite all!…Kekoa has left the building…

  311. al July 26, 2008 1:37 am

    thanks for the report kekoa.

    anyone fishing?

  312. momotaro July 26, 2008 1:43 am

    Hey WDoc, is Ralph correct that Hamocon submitted the low bid and Sadowski was second lowest bid? If so, I suspect we may see a bid protest.

  313. bighilofan2 July 26, 2008 4:04 am

    Howzit an Good Morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Jayson, b4 I go to look at more Colt stuff, shoutout 2

    Capitol -ist/Wassup Doc, GiGi, Momotaro ~ about da Cooke-Ching Field Fix. Great public Info posts 2day yu guyz. An to all da Tsaikos b4, GREAT background public info. Helps da playahz know how
    da peeps goin re-ak. My anal cyst is dat boat can do da job, da gay con -homocon- is da low biddah, he wen fix da UH same kine field b4, and da next low biddah wen make paypah aftah dat, conflik ah intres kine paypah, fo nok out da homocon, try 4 make him a homo ex con on paypah witout tellin da con he 1 excon. no can lie dat, no can.

    My cyst also tellin me dat #2 is a good guy, tryin fo wok in da kitchen, times ah hahd, make extra license so he can get da job, costs $ an time fo make da extraz, shuud be compensated for makin da extraz.
    Da cyst sayz dat da inside peeps tink #2 all about politiks.

    So if my anal cyst is right, den my ka-TOOSHin is “whoeva Hafnah sayz go, I say go.” i no can see one judge gonna make one injunkshun an hold up Warrior Nation’s Cooke Ching Field Fix. an I tink da UH lawyer should get extra lawyer paypah ready for make BIG SPLASH defense, not da kine eyeglass lawyah kine defense but da kine LEONARD ELIMIMIAN defense. we get da background info kine stuff right he err.

    Go Haffnah go. No stop now. Get da guyz who make da decision to make da decision. If da lawyah says go to #1, go 1. if he says go to #2. go #2. make da lawyah commit, make da decision, document who makin da decision, an GO. we catch up wit da lawyah in da hall. fawce a decision, no let any winey bugga hide behine yu, make em man up. up front. make da decision, be accountable for da decision. cuz, da bottom line is: fix da field now.

    We only got 35 days for Florida. Time is short.


  314. bighilofan2 July 26, 2008 4:25 am


    good morning doc. yu wuz da one who wen bring em up an i porget about you. sooo solly!!!! you da man. an btw, yu notice dat we get more pun tinkin about comin play ova heeah since we no dat, as a groupee, we can make a good difference in our world. cool, huh?!!!

    Gotta go work, since i comin ova dayah startin Wed pm.

    Las Vegas, AHouse, Kekoa, Stretch, DKP, D1, GNalo, PB, Jase 😀 Hamey 😀 Al, Oldie, TomMui, Whitey, Hiflyer, sjmacro, Ralph, SteveM, Pride, ST, Ralph, an Dr. Doc. all you guyz, a big smile from Hilo. 😀

    Welcome back home ST. Hi to da family.

    Ok Bye y’all 😀 gotta work. and thank you all for the great posts. i look forward to coming home and gettin on da computer and learnin my abc zz frum yu guyz. 😀


  315. MeiLing July 26, 2008 4:33 am

    W-Doc, thanks for the Ching field bid update. I hope this doesn’t go into litigation. If it does, you’ll KNOW for sure that Sadowski manipulated the regs for his benefit.

    Jayson, mahalo for the Colt / Taylor article. IMHO, Colt learns this year, starts next year.

    BHF2, morning! Rained harder here last night than it would in Hilo in the middle of our hula performance. Got to meet a young man, Taylor, from St. Anthony’s on Maui, here for a baseball camp. Kona miss hanging out with students here, but I’ll go look for a job a UH. You should be getting mail from me soon.

    ST, hope you had a wonderful evening with the ‘ohana. Memories…

    Kekoa, glad you making sure errybody is behaving.

    K, hula class all day today. I’m going to be “leg-less” today, sitting on a stool & just learning the arms (‘uli’uli hulas.) How strange is that? Maybe I’ll be able to make a Cardinals practice tomorrow.

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    “It would be a huge thing if we could actually get on this field,” said Grasso, the Warriors kicker and a senior at Manoa. “Right now, it’s not really used that much. The track’s great but to actually have a practice out on this field would be great. It’s right next to the locker room.”

    But the difference between the lowest and the highest bid is almost $400 thousand.

    “For me that just goes to show, the need for competition, fair competition,” said Logan Hamocon, whose company Sports Turf Hawaii had the lowest bid at $862,381.

    Applied Surface Technology had the next lowest bid at $883,863. Two other bids were $1.05 million and $.125 million.

    Hamocon did the work on Murakami Stadium, winning praise from the baseball team. The football team looks forward to a similar type of synthetic turf.

    “Practicing on turf is a lot better than on grass,” said Grasso. “If your opponent is playing on turf, you should be practicing on turf. It’s tough for us because Aloha Stadium is so far away. We can’t practice there but it would be huge to practice on Cooke Field.”

    Hamocon wants to make that happen for the Warriors as soon as possible.

    “My team, my company, myself, we’re ready to go,” he said. “So just give us the work.”

  318. NYUH July 26, 2008 5:19 am

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  319. NYUH July 26, 2008 5:33 am

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  321. NYUH July 26, 2008 5:45 am

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    “Do you really think Graunke can start and win — on the road — against Nevada?” Geoff asked somberly. It was the question that held over our heads like a dark cloud for the rest of lunch. We tried to remain optimistic; after all, Graunke had played well in wins against Charleston Southern and Utah State. But we all knew the situation was troublesome: Hawai‘i had never won in Reno and Nevada was a tough team; earlier in the season they had pushed powerhouse Boise State to the limit before finally succumbing in four overtimes. And while Graunke was a capable backup, he didn’t possess nearly the same talents that Brennan had developed over the past two and a half seasons, let alone Brennan’s unique mastery of the Hawai‘i offense. It was obvious that we could all use a bit of encouragement. As if by chance, that bode of confidence came in the form of the Silver Legacy casino.

  322. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 6:31 am

    NO, al, I am not betting against you, cause I am already up against 3 guys. Hey, no fair! j/k.

    What was the original bet, Stretch? You remember?

    If it said “rehired by GB,” then that would be the wrong wording cause Favre still has a contract with them.

    The correct word should be “start.”

  323. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 6:35 am

    NYUH – Such silly rabbits, you gotta be kidding me. I feel sorry for the dirty lickens all these WAC teams will get when our Warrior boys come and whoop there arses! Maybe when they watch Florida, Weber State, and Oregon State Tapout from getting smacked silly all day before the WAC season begins, will they understand who the WAC Champs are and will remain undefeated!!!

  324. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 6:48 am

    Re: Brett Farve

    I hate when athletes pull the rope-a-dope move and are indecisive of whether they are coming or going. If you didn’t really want to retire than why mention so? Regardless if he comes back to GB or not, I could care less of Brett Farve. He should help in the development of Aaron Rodgers by letting him start. Dude is 38 years old, I mean realistically how many more NFL seasons do you think this guy can play? Granted he still is better than half the QB’s still in the NFL but Viagra only works for so long. If he plays one more season then leaves without a Superbowl ring, it was just prolonging the process of Rodgers taking over which will hurt GB rather than help later on. GB has a good team but Superbowl capable I think not…

  325. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 7:00 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    In the meantime, I’m hoping to see Colt get some time on the field at the Redskins Fan Appreciation Day!

  326. Stretch July 26, 2008 7:00 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I guess ST must be passed out after a long day of travel, no more new post. I guess we can give him ONE day off.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  327. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 7:06 am

    Speaking of the NFL-
    “The NFL will stream 17 prime-time, regular-season games in real time on and, including the season opener between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants, according to an advance copy of a story running in Monday’s SportsBusiness Journal.”

  328. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 7:07 am


    Didn’t Warren Moon play well past his 40th birthday? Don’t give up on Favre; he’s not 40 yet.

    Just remember that GB narrowly lost to the eventual Super Bowl champ, the Giants. They still have it in them to take it to the house next year, especially with Favre at the helm.


  329. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 7:08 am

    Hi Stretch!
    The day is still young.

    Hi PB, Hi gigi!

  330. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 7:09 am

    It sounds like Farve but it is spelled Favre… :mrgreen:

  331. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 7:12 am

    Aunty Gigi – I just making trouble, I not giving up on him. He’s still better than most the QB’s in the NFL still. I’m not a Green Bay fan but do like there team, especially the defense. I’m a defensive type and think they are one of the best in the NFL. Just wondering how long the Viagra can hold up das all 🙂 Nah, but they should have been in the Superbowl last year would’ve been a good read, then I think Farve would stay retired. Nothing against the Giants but Eli Manning can go fly a kite I dislike that guy with a passion…okay I guess I better switch to water now to much haterade this morning lol…

  332. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 7:13 am

    Hi Aunty Liz – Sorry ah grammah police haha nah nah j/k…

  333. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER July 26, 2008 7:16 am

    PB… fyi, I was raised in WI and…yes… I…am…a … a … cheesehead at heart 😉

  334. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 7:17 am

    hiya, Liz!

    PB, actually my fave QB is Tom Brady. Love his cute face and fearless physique.

    Hubby and I had a war going on during the Super Bowl. He hates the Patriots because of spygate and was cheering for the Giants. Sad to say, his team won.

  335. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 7:21 am

    Of course, if GB faces New England in the Super Bowl, I’ll be in deep kimchi, cause I like both teams, though Brady is cuter than Favre!

  336. addahknowjoe July 26, 2008 7:22 am

    Good morning there, Tsai-kos!

    What a glorious morning! The sun is out! The birds are singing and the ocean is crystal blue! OK. I going…

  337. Pauoa Boy July 26, 2008 7:36 am

    Umm…I no realleh like a QB based on looks, I no swing that way like some homey guy in hea…but Brady is better than Favre skill wise…

    Get this one QB who plays in D.C. in one place they call HogTown that is pretty mean, he’s probably my favorite QB in the NFL…

  338. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 7:39 am

    Eh, would be great if CB won a SB ring!

  339. gigi-hawaii © July 26, 2008 7:41 am

    or, it WILL be great WHEN CB WINS a SB ring!

  340. Kekoa July 26, 2008 8:48 am

    Good morning A-Joe! ~ Keep the water temp j’right for me in the cement pond. Bradda Jack was spotted off the coast early this morning N/W of your location…dun-dun-dun-dun-dun…No ocean swimming for da Tsai-ko’s. No worries, I’m patrolling da Wessai from Ko’olina to Makaha. Be there Mos Skosh!
    Tell Chawan_cut to keep the stinky bait in da waddah and da lady in the pink shirt outta da waddah! James! Wake up!…get one fish on your line!

  341. Kekoa July 26, 2008 9:04 am

    Mei Ling ~ Sistah!…Can’t wait to have you back on island. We need a Kumu Hula to whip the Tsai-ko’s/Tsaikettes into shape for the next blog bash…and a follow-up performance at Half-Time during the ’09 UH/UNLV game.

    ST and JD will be leading the men in their stirring rendition of the Warrior Ha’a. I have the Tsai-ko All Star Band standing by to easily switch into their Halau Hula numbers for you.

    The card section will do their flash card routine to dazzle the Nevada Home crowd. We’ll show those Las Vegas hicks that we came to not only support the Warriors, but to light up the strip with da Aloha Spirit!….Ronnie, get your braddah’s drum-line and your flags at the ready.

    Aunty Liz ~ National Anthem and Hawaii Pono’i is all yours Babee! Your backup KS singers goin’ make Kalihi Ring ova deah! Yee Haw!

    Did I miss anything? Oh!…“GO WARRIORS!”

  342. Kekoa July 26, 2008 9:09 am

    Sorry gang…getting a little ahead of myself. Must be too much Wessai salt air! Gotta get past Florida first, and den da rest of the ’08 season…

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