C-USA is the safe move

Figuring great luck rarely makes an encore, the Hawai‘i Bowl is doing the smart thing in deciding to reach an agreement with Conference USA.
Instead of the Pac-10’s seventh-place team, the Hawai‘i Bowl gets the second choice of bowl-eligible C-USA teams. Yes, the letters S-M-U can be read between the lines.
Hawai‘i Bowl officials noted that only five Pac-10 teams were eligible last year. Fortunately, it worked out that 6-6 Notre Dame was available.  The chances of a seventh-place Pac-10 team qualifying are as slim as another 6-6 marquee team like Notre Dame being available.
This is the best move for the Hawai‘i Bowl. Well, unless UCLA finishes seventh and is bowl eligible …

* * *

Let’s assume that cheerleading and swimming/diving are considered to be co-ed sports, and cross-country and track and field are one program. Then at UH, two of  eight women’s teams currently have female head coaches. A step toward gender equity could be achieved in the hiring of the head coach of a  ninth UH women’s sport, women’s basketball.

* * *

It’s a good move that quarterback Shane Austin is getting reps as a holder.
Inoke Funaki, who handled the duty a couple of years ago, is listed as the No. 1 holder. But Funaki is competing at running back this spring, and the rigors of that position might not always make for a smooth transition in game situations.
It would be ideal for the punter to serve as holder. The kicker and punter often work out separately from their teammates during practices. But it might be asking too much for incoming Australian punter Alex Dummachie, who has never played organized American football, to learn another skill.

* * *

Happy birthday to (Florida)Patti.


  1. J April 10, 2009 6:59 am

    Assume…hmm…makes an a…never mind.

  2. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 7:01 am

    lets achieve revenue producing sports–they pay da bills.

  3. jm2375 April 10, 2009 7:02 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    Top 5!

    Happy Friday to all. I’m jealous of everyone who has the day off. OTOH, traffic should be great today.

  4. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 7:04 am

    Chad Campbell B twice @ amen corner but still blazing at -9 and holding a three-stroke lead.
    Tiger still searching for his putter and remains at -2 after 7.

  5. 99club April 10, 2009 7:06 am

    Hmmm…who’s available for Women’s HC?

  6. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 7:09 am

    Well, J is a coach …

  7. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 7:13 am

    Bolla actually had a background as a fund-raiser, and when he came here he kept talking about how much he was going to raise. Thing is, nobody asked him to raise any money. But he kept talking about it and talking about it. And, of course, he raised zippo, according to the fund-raising standings.

  8. letsgowarriors April 10, 2009 7:21 am

    hows brett leonard lookin?

  9. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 10, 2009 7:23 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hi Ho!

  10. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 7:24 am

    Re: Leonard.
    He’s out there competing, but obviously Kia and Letuli are getting all of the reps.

  11. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 10, 2009 7:25 am

    Hauoli Lahanau, Florida Patti! Hugs to ((( Ted ))) too!

    ST- what about the temporary WBB coach? Opinion?

  12. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 10, 2009 7:27 am

    ST- what about last year’s long snapper’s brother?

    Season Ticket musings- hmmm. the feed say: move to blue this year. The friends and pocketbook say: stay in yellow JJ. WHAT TO DO???

  13. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 10, 2009 7:28 am

    ST- Jett news???

  14. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 10, 2009 7:28 am

    HiHo- catch yas laters…

    GOOD FRIDAY, erryone!

  15. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 7:29 am

    I’m anxious to see what happens when Kainoa LaCount reports.

  16. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 7:31 am

    Jett got popped on a play yesterday.

  17. letsgowarriors April 10, 2009 7:32 am

    is lacount close to qualifying?

  18. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 7:33 am

    Luke Ingram is taking classes at a local college. He joins the team in August.

  19. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 7:38 am

    I believe so.
    I think it was just one class that caused the delay.
    Trouble is, it’s like George Jetson on the treadmill. The demands keep accelerating. Every semester, whether you’re playing or not, the clock is running, and the player needs to earn more credits to be eligible.

  20. letsgowarriors April 10, 2009 7:44 am

    ah ic. thanks for the info. i heard he attended a few practices as a spectator, which is a good sign. but after a whole year, i kind of lost hope. at the very least, itll give us more depth.

  21. MeiLing April 10, 2009 7:46 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Hau’oli la hanau, (Florida)Patti! Hugs to Ted!


    Who else is sitting in blue? It would help your wawae. I understand the problem with the ho’okupu in your pics. I’m ok in pauku ‘olena.

  22. chawan_cut April 10, 2009 7:48 am

    yes i’m here. and no worries, i am the one honored for having the same thoughts as you!

  23. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 7:51 am

    Howzit, ST and the rest of the Tsai-ko’s!!!

    It’s Aloha Friday…..

  24. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 7:59 am

    Hey, I actually downloaded (legally, darn it) that “Aloha Friday” song.
    Which is good. Because now I go around singing, “Kimo and the crew, suckin’ up the brew …” which is better than “Gimme back that filet-o-fish…” all day.

  25. Piper's son April 10, 2009 7:59 am

    It’s also Good Friday – in a literal as well as in a religious sense.

    Wish I could join you travelers heading over to Maui but Easter is on Sunday and there are church concerns this weekend for our family. SAFE JOURNEY one and all!

  26. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 8:00 am

    Are Mike and Chawan now communicating telepathically?

  27. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 10, 2009 8:05 am

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

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana..!!!

    Happy Birthday Florida Patti and get well wishes to Ted….

    Happy Easter to All of da Ohana !!!!!

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

  28. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 8:06 am

    Good news, Tsai-ko Ohana:

    WE DID IT! Here’s a quote from KGMB9’s website:

    Beer May Be a Good Thing; $588 Million to Hawaii
    Written by KGMB9 News – news@kgmb9.com
    April 09, 2009 07:04 PM

    A different kind of economic story is brewing Thursday. A new study shows the beer industry brings in more than $588 million a year to Hawaii.

    Commissioned by the National Beer Wholesalers Association, It points out that more than 7,200 jobs are impacted by beer sales. Paying those employees more than $210 million a year.

    Right now, beer sales help support more than 3,800outlets including supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants and other outlets.


  29. OTTO April 10, 2009 8:07 am

    Isn’t that one of the reasons it took Matt McBriar some time to get an NFL job, he had never been the holder for extra points/FG? Some NFL teams use the punter, and some use a QB?

  30. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 8:17 am

    Chad Campbell @ -8 with 3 Bs on back nine, one stroke lead over K Perry.
    Tiger scrambling at amen corner w up n down pars, still at -2. Beautiful 12′ at 11 to save par. Wind is settling down at Augusta. Looking at +2 for cut.

  31. Da Punchbowl Kid April 10, 2009 8:20 am

    Good Morning All!

    Happy Birthday to Florida Patti. Prayers for Ted. Get well soon brother.

  32. el guapo April 10, 2009 8:24 am

    How could Bolla act as he did and no one did anything about it? Senior Women’s Administrator, assistant coaches, someone? And now the SWA is leading the search committee.

  33. adahhknowjoe April 10, 2009 8:30 am

    For those that spent the last 364 days wishing everyone else Happy Birthday, today’s your day to soak in the accolades:

    Happy Birthday to da 10th of April crew!

    -specially you (Florida)Patti

    Gmornin’ Gangy!

  34. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 8:33 am

    I think UH was willing to open up about the dismissal, but when Bolla said he would respond with legal action, then everybody clammed up.
    I don’t see this issue being resolved for years.

  35. koakane™ April 10, 2009 8:34 am

    good Friday gangie, have a supa pau hana time. safe travels to all attending the scrimmage on Maui….enjoy, have fun and go warriors

  36. adahhknowjoe April 10, 2009 8:34 am

    Colomaohana- neva even 9:00 yet and you feeling no pain already!

    Must be a pretty Good Friday for you. =)

    Tell Morikawa (your building engineer) you like signs done for you. =)

  37. Addahknowsports© April 10, 2009 8:37 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!

    Happy Birthday wishes to FloridaPatti and get-well-soon-’cause-we-miss-you-on-the-blog wishes to FloridaTed!

    Have a safe trip to all the Maui goers, including a-joe who I hope will be able to find his way out from the dark side.

  38. Piper's son April 10, 2009 8:38 am

    FLA(PATTI) Happy, happy birthday!!! And Ted, best wishes to you and we miss you!

    GARRET: Was looking at an article “Geographic Variation in Psychological Characteristics” in the Association for Psychological Science.

    In 25 words or less, what does it mean? (for us Hawaii-types)

  39. wafan April 10, 2009 8:40 am

    Happy Birthday FPatti!!! And, long life and health to both you and FTed!

    Whoo-hoo!!! Make sure he treats you extra super-duper special today.

  40. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 8:41 am

    Campbell closes with birdie on 18th, holds 2 stroke lead w
    -9, projected cut now at +1. Tiger misses birdie putt @ par-5 13th, still at -2.

  41. addahknowjoe April 10, 2009 8:43 am

    Sick Jeff Portnoy on Bolla’s ass!

    He’d do it for a solid artery clogging plate lunch.

  42. koakane™ April 10, 2009 8:49 am

    L&L interviewing nani cockette getting her reactions to e-bolla’s firing. asked about who she would like to see as HC

  43. layson April 10, 2009 8:55 am

    looks like the “big name” coach and peterson will be the frontrunners for
    womens bb coach. both coaches have ties to goo it appears and that bodes well for both of them since goo is on search committee. interesting to see what will happen.

  44. koakane™ April 10, 2009 8:57 am

    pops teasing kanoa for getting supposedly arrested by nani cocketts dad while loitering on school property… lmao

  45. koakane™ April 10, 2009 8:59 am

    going for some morning yummies so enjoy the morning lattas

  46. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 9:04 am

    Yup, A-joe….it’s all what YOU make of it, right?? hahahaha….

  47. wena April 10, 2009 9:11 am

    Everybody have a Happy Happy Good Friday…..

    Steve is now singing Kimo and the crew…sucking up the brew
    as he looks thru his tax papers.

    Happy Birthday to Patti and get better to Florida Ted.

  48. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 9:13 am

    leading story coming out of second round play @ augusta is 48 year old kenny perry. best round thus far @ -4 but is only one stroke back @ -8 heading for the 18th.
    tiger at -2 tied at 13th after 14.

  49. djmitcho April 10, 2009 9:21 am

    Happy Birthday to Florida Patti! And get well wishes for Florida Ted too!

  50. SteveM April 10, 2009 9:23 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Birthday Florida Patti !!!

    Good vibes out to FloridaTed!

  51. duffer April 10, 2009 9:26 am


    including a-joe who I hope will be able to find his way out from the dark side.

    Blame whitey! 🙂

  52. duffer April 10, 2009 9:27 am


    Sunday times are 9:12 and 9:18.

    Got two 15 year olds ready to kick a$$.

  53. SteveM April 10, 2009 9:30 am

    …and to the Tsaikettes out there stimulating Maui’s economy…

    “Have fun, but listen to your chaperone!” 😎

    😛 😆 😐

  54. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 9:32 am

    Tiger birdies par 5 15th, saves par at 16th and is tied for 9th at -3.

  55. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 9:33 am

    Hi SteveM: Tell those Tsai-kettes have a few for me, too!

  56. Mr Colomaohana April 10, 2009 9:43 am

    hello to all, who is working and is not a holiday for them.
    happy bday florida patti.

    seeking balance is the least important thing. if the coach can bring out the winning attitude in each player, that produces win win results = championship titles, with national recognition.

    hello to my wife.

  57. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 9:52 am

    Have fun, Maui crew!
    Stretch- watch out for those 15-year old “marketers”!

    Anyone want to be my seat-mates in the blue section (20-30 yard line cheaper premium seats) next FB season? Ticket renewals are coming up fast.

    Have a GREAT FRIDAY, ka kou!

  58. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 9:54 am

    Mr C: Did you see my #28 above? You’re WELCOME! I told you that there was only GOOD that could come out of all that indulgence……

  59. SteveM April 10, 2009 9:57 am

    Hi Colomaohana!

    Mr Colomaohana:
    April 10th, 2009 at 9:43 am
    hello to my wife.

    Hi Mr. Colomaohana! It is good to see a couple communicate and keep track of each other on the blog again 🙂

    …now, let’s see…who was that other couple…? 😕

  60. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 10:01 am

    Hi Liz!

    Eh, yeah…..wea Rob stay?

  61. madeinhawaii April 10, 2009 10:04 am

    Hmm… when was “cheerleading” added to the list of sports that qualify under Title IX? Not that it shouldn’t be, the amount of practice they put in, but I’m just curious. I always thought it wasn’t considered a sport by NCAA Title IX.

  62. homey ℞ April 10, 2009 10:05 am

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Hi Colomaohana!

    Mr Colomaohana:
    April 10th, 2009 at 9:43 am
    hello to my wife.

    Hi Mr. Colomaohana! It is good to see a couple communicate and keep track of each other on the blog again 🙂

    …now, let’s see…who was that other couple…? 😕

    (J)J and koa-mahu?

  63. duffer April 10, 2009 10:08 am

    Well the Tsai-ko invasion has begun……..

    Just met up with Midori, UHFAN808 and Rob25 and family.

    Watchout Maui!!!!

  64. homey ℞ April 10, 2009 10:09 am


  65. homey ℞ April 10, 2009 10:09 am

    duffer – Those are just the lightweights.

  66. Addahknowsports© April 10, 2009 10:24 am

    including a-joe who I hope will be able to find his way out from the dark side.

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:26 am
    Blame whitey

    Duffer- bwahaha. Wish I could be there with you guys for the full Maui experience. But really…isn’t there a little bit of instigator in everyone. Bwahaha. I’m not really good with math, but would you agree with this equation: Whitey + Stretch = trouble

  67. Addahknowsports© April 10, 2009 10:28 am

    oh and p.s. Tell the two fifteen year olds to give uncle a-joe chance on the golf course.

  68. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 10:28 am

    “Just met up with Midori, UHFAN808 and Rob25 and family.”
    “duffer – Those are just the lightweights.”

    😈 uh oh, m-homey better be hiding on Monday! 😈


  69. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 10:33 am

    MIH- cheerleading : http://tinyurl.com/d562p6

    The way UH does it, it IS a sport! And the cheer squad is one of the best in the nation!

  70. SteveM April 10, 2009 10:34 am

    Colomaohana and Mr. Colomaohana — BTW, since you don’t know me well, my comment #59 is not a criticism. I kinda envy you two. It is interesting!

    homey — oh, yeah! I forgot about koa-mahu 😐

  71. Mr Colomaohana April 10, 2009 10:39 am

    Thanks for the compliment.
    That way if wife yells or scold me on the blog, I cannot hear her loud voice.

    Ha ha ha.

  72. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 10:40 am

    Right, SteveM!
    Lessee- Mr&Mrs A-Joe, You and Peaches, the A-Houses, the ****25’s, ST and Wena… Hey, there are lotsa couples here!

  73. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 10:40 am

    hahaha…I know YOU, SteveM! hahahaha..hehehehe…well, you know what I mean…..

    I agree with homey…

    Howzit, A-sports! You neva’ go Maui?

  74. Stretch April 10, 2009 10:45 am

    April 10th, 2009 at 9:27 am
    Sunday times are 9:12 and 9:18.
    Got two 15 year olds ready to kick a$$.

    that’s what I am worried about. They are ready to kick ass and make an ass out of me.

    April 10th, 2009 at 10:24 am
    Whitey + Stretch = trouble

    I can see you are NOT good with math.

  75. SteveM April 10, 2009 10:45 am

    Addahknowsports — whitey + Stretch = trouble 😕

    OK, although young Stretch can’t keep up with Master whitey, the equation is still true. 🙂

    Would have liked to be on Maui, but the Tax Man Cometh and my trip goeth. 🙁

  76. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 10:49 am

    Hahahahaha….good one, SteveM!! hehehe..You like borrow some of our keiki next tax season? You can! I can make 7 more that look exactly like ‘um!! hahahaha

  77. Kekoa April 10, 2009 10:49 am

    Homey ~ Here is your big chance to take on Stretch, A-Joe, Duffer, and 2 young bucks. Sharpen up your Fisher Price Golf sticks and get over to Maui!

  78. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 10:58 am

    Kekoa, they can borrow my son’s fisher price clubs!! hahahaha…

  79. bb April 10, 2009 11:02 am

    C-USA for Hawaii Bowl?


  80. SteveM April 10, 2009 11:06 am

    April 10th, 2009 at 10:49 am
    Homey ~ Here is your big chance to take on Stretch, A-Joe, Duffer, and 2 young bucks. Sharpen up your Fisher Price Golf sticks and get over to Maui!

    Kekoa — I got faith. Stretch and A-Joe won’t need homey if they make a slight conceptual change… add up the golf scores and the highest numerical value wins! I’ll bet one Camellia lunch that they can beat duffer and his two ringers combined….especially after whitey’s night tour. 😉

  81. d1島 April 10, 2009 11:14 am

    No Clue At All strikes again!

    NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson said the group considers its rules “technology neutral.” A Facebook page is simply a high-tech way to try to influence recruits.

    The NCAA’s concern is “intrusions into a high school student’s life when they’re trying to decide where to go to college,” he said. He said the NCAA is keeping up with technology, noting new rules on text-messaging from coaches.

    …totally ignoring that there are now over 200M facebook users and probably going to be 300M by the EOY. They are still back on regulating “text messages”!?! 🙄

  82. Kazz April 10, 2009 11:16 am


  83. Kazz April 10, 2009 11:17 am

    RE: Hawaii Bowl

    The PAC10 still “owes” us one!!! 👿

  84. Ralph April 10, 2009 11:20 am

    I think JD needs to raise the bar for UH athletics in his scheduling, selection of coaches, and his imput for the Hawaii bowl…why CUSA? at least this year its the second place team from the playoff rather than their 6th place finisher…one way to kill another bowl game in hawaii..

  85. Ralph April 10, 2009 11:24 am

    back to e-bolla, if Tambini is correct in her statement that the players did complain to HF about Bollas verbal abuse, my question is where was MKM in representing the women. Can she rise above her admonition of fans making to much noise and do an administrators job. Did she tell the women not to make wave or chatter under her watch…Whitey, you must have an opinion on this one…

  86. layson April 10, 2009 11:36 am


    April 10th, 2009 at 11:20 am
    I think JD needs to raise the bar for UH athletics in his scheduling, selection of coaches, and his imput for the Hawaii bowl…why CUSA? at least this year its the second place team from the playoff rather than their 6th place finisher…one way to kill another bowl game in hawaii..

    i agree ralph, but its kind of like being in the wac, better to play somebody than nobody. if notre dame didnt come on board last year, the warriors were looking at buffalo and few others, that was not too appealing. maybe smu next year.. 😆

  87. BG April 10, 2009 11:38 am

    Good morning! (almost afternoon)

    Great to hear about the ohana visiting on Maui…looking forward to the reports after the scrimmage.

    Thanks to SteveM’s persistence, the Tsaiko Tailgate should be bigger and better than ever. I was given info (twice) that made a certain site not very useable for our Tsaikogate. On the 3rd try (with SteveM’s encouragement), the miscommunication was cleared up and it looks like Kazz is going to have a Tsuper Tsite to work with! We’ll have our own restrooms, parking, and room for 100 people. And, yes, there’s more than one grill. The new policies that have come into effect this year makes it more difficult to make reservations and they quadrupled the fee, but, it’s still a bargin and the convenience can’t be beat!

    For April 25th, we’ll still be at cabana C (or was it A?) because we’ll just climb into our vehicles and drive over to the stadium for the Spring Game.

  88. BG April 10, 2009 11:44 am

    A HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout out to Florida Patti !!!

    Ted must be lurking around too. Hey Ted! Keep making those little steps of progress each day, and before you know it, you’ll be BAAAACKK

  89. Jason April 10, 2009 11:45 am

    The thing about bowl affiliations is that they are cyclical. When it’s time to negotiate the long-term contracts, then maybe Matlin can pull off something better. But for the short term, 2nd place C-USA isn’t bad. I doubt we’d be able to get a 7th Pac-10 team, and none of the major conferences are going to squeeze the Hawai‘i Bowl in unless it’s the 9th Big 10 team or the 10th Big 12 team, stuff like that.

    I really liked the quip on Lewis Walker in today’s HA. I’m a huge fan of his, and I’m glad to see he’s getting a nice shot. Glad to see there’s some real competition at CB. Again, it’s a wonderful problem to have.

    Happy birthday FloridaPatti!

  90. BG April 10, 2009 11:59 am


    I don’t post much, but, like many, I read daily (almost). When you first appeared, my first impressions were of negative criticisms and personal attacks. I started skipping over your posts. Then, somewhere along the line, your posts reflected a different persona. I did a definite double take! Now, I absolutely enjoy the great information that you share and your super sense of humor! And your writing ability (great poems) is impressive. Like others here, I hope to meet you to partake in the Tsaiko “F’s”. Thanks for being here…

  91. SteveM April 10, 2009 12:00 pm

    BG — that’s great news! Thanks to you and Kekoa for chasing this down!

    If every blogger couple or family contributed $5 at each tailgate, would that cover the daily rental fee? I estimate 25-35 such units…maybe more at this site.

    I will update the tailgate site/info page with a new map photo by the end of the day so others can see the location.

  92. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 12:05 pm

    BG-Kazz – great TG news!!! I agree with SteveM. We should have the calabash out at every TG to put in something for that and future events. A “suggested donation” would be helpful.

    WOO HOO!
    I can taste the oysters already! (sorry, Rob25… didn’t mean to gross you out…) :mrgreen:

  93. Kekoa April 10, 2009 12:07 pm

    Mama C-Ta ~ I think I might have to borrow your keiki klubs. I forgot I gave away one set of clubs to Gigi, and another to my Nephew (I’m not playing wit a full deck now!) I’m going Maui in da morning, so I still got time to make secret practice on da putt putt course by H-Waters tonite.

    I was watching da Masters with great intensity this AM. 11 Birdies shot down in their prime! What a monstah day for small man. Tigah Boy was quietly suckin’ wind aftah he wen bogey da lass one.

    Make sure at least one of your Keiki picks up da game so you and hubby can follow him (or her) on da pro tour and retire in Hawaii one day.

  94. madeinhawaii April 10, 2009 12:13 pm


    Mahalo. I knew that it had to be a pretty recent change because it wasn’t one the year that HF was hired. That was the first and only discussion I had with him at my cousin’s house.

    I always felt that Cheerleading if done in a formal training fashion should be considered a sport. I’d even be on the fence when it comes to certain performing arts, like some forms of dance. Have any of your best athletes perform one hour of dance on stage and see what happens, eh? But I digress.

    Mahalo nui loa!

  95. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 12:21 pm

    So there was a tax mixup — honest! — and now my CPA and money man (OK, a high school classmate) are working to clear it up. I wonder if I can blog from prison?

  96. Kekoa April 10, 2009 12:21 pm

    Steve M ~ Yes, the T-gate site was re-looked and so now it’s just a matter of putting in the deposit in time to secure the site on the day we want it….six months out. It was just a matter of getting the access to the parking area we wanted.

  97. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 12:28 pm

    CUSA team in the Hawaii Bowl?

    Look at this way, you can meet your buds for the tailgate, skip the game, and still have time to pick-up your wife at Ala Mo.

  98. d1島 April 10, 2009 12:28 pm

    No worry, beef curry…tell ’em Turbo Tax Timmy said, “What’s good for the goose, yadda, yadda…”

  99. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 12:28 pm

    ST- Uh-Oh…now I want to go back and look at my return….

  100. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 12:28 pm


  101. d1島 April 10, 2009 12:29 pm

    Happy Birthday FloridaPatti! 😀

  102. Jason April 10, 2009 12:33 pm

    BG: Ditto on #90. We’ve seen that with a bunch of guys here. I’m glad to see it, cause warriorfanny2 has a lot of good things to say. May not agree with all of it, but that’s okay. 😛

  103. 99club April 10, 2009 12:34 pm

    Wow. The second choice C-USA team would have been 11-3 Tulsa this past season. What a great pickup for the Hawai’i Bowl to get the second C-USA choice locked in!

  104. d1島 April 10, 2009 12:37 pm

    I’m figurin’ that since Jason is posting now that confirms that UH is on holiday.
    Hence, no one at the Ticket Ofc to answer my question….maybe someone here knows.

    If I wanna add on one more season tix for FB do I need to place a $50 deposit before Monday?

  105. Mike April 10, 2009 12:42 pm

    >>Sick Jeff Portnoy on Bolla’s ass! He’d do it for a solid artery clogging plate lunch.

    A-Joe, email me and I’ll tell you why this is so funny.

    It is a shame that the admin under Frazier never acted on player grievances (and there were a lot of them in WBB and other sports), but it’s also a shame that when Keisha and the unnamed former player stepped up and talked to us last year, no one else was willing to comment of the record to support them.

  106. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 12:48 pm

    d1-#104 – I don’t think so. You already have a subscriber number and can negotiate the number of tix you need when you renew.
    IMHO, of course!

  107. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 12:49 pm

    Second round highlights of the Masters:
    Ok, we have a can of soup, a grandpa-wannabee, a man named angel and a tiger that mee-oows. Honest.

  108. mctruck April 10, 2009 12:51 pm


    O.K., so what will your future-prison name be?..will we call you, “Stephanie?”….bwaaaahahaha!!

  109. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 12:57 pm

    wf2- thanks for the Masters update. Planny guys not going to make the cut. Warmest aloha to Player and Zoeller who wind down their pro golf days!

  110. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 12:58 pm

    mctruck- ST would prolly be more like “da godfaddah” of da slammah….

  111. whitey April 10, 2009 12:58 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos. got lost coming home because gps was not working. check the blog and lo and behold they have me and stretch in a math equation. the true equation should read: whitey + stretch = 2 gentlemen with aloha

  112. whitey April 10, 2009 1:04 pm

    ralph, not going say anything more about no fun adm. just put it this way, hopefully uh will “retire” her from her position.

  113. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 1:07 pm

    I drove down to River St the other nite, half-expecting to see Jeff Portnoy doing a play-by-play with the friscos.

  114. whitey April 10, 2009 1:08 pm

    reminder about tomorrow for the maui tsaikos. breakfast w/the visiting tsaikos is at Tasty Crust around 8:30 am, then go to the game. after the game, have brew and pupus at Tiffany’s in wailuku on lower main street. i don’t know what time the tour to the other world will start, but captain stretch will let us know.

  115. mctruck April 10, 2009 1:09 pm


    da signing karaoke twinkle toes of rock-a-slammah.

  116. Committed Road Warrior April 10, 2009 1:10 pm

    Happy Birthday to FloridaPatti! Here’s to hoping FloridaTed is doing well and getting better by the day!

    So, the question I have is:

    Does 2nd Place C-USA=Loser of C-USA Championship Game?

  117. mctruck April 10, 2009 1:11 pm

    Cha-ching!!!..can I do your taxes???

  118. Committed Road Warrior April 10, 2009 1:12 pm

    Sure we all would like to see a BCS squad playing in the Hawai’i Bowl, but if the 2nd place C-USA team equates to the loser of their CCG (conference championship game), then I don’t think that that’s as bad a scenario as some folks may make it out to be.

    Of course the goal is to get a BCS squad here, but I’ll settle for 2nd place C-USA team for a year or two.

  119. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 1:17 pm

    liz, if angel cabrera wins, fuzzy zoeller will prolly say,
    “are we eating empanadas and churros for dinner?”

  120. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 1:19 pm

    wf2- if Sabbatini wins, what will Gary Player say???? 😆 ❓

  121. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 1:21 pm

    So, the question I have is:

    Does 2nd Place C-USA=Loser of C-USA Championship Game.

    ANS: Just delete all the words that follow Loser.

  122. duffer (iPhone) April 10, 2009 1:22 pm

    Whitey give me a call……

  123. Mike April 10, 2009 1:35 pm

    >>O.K., so what will your future-prison name be?..will we call you, “Stephanie?”….bwaaaahahaha!!

    Sorry, that one’s taken by our sister…

    Don’t think my brother would do well in prison. Anyone have tattoo suggestions?

  124. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 1:38 pm

    are u kidding, that’s his protogee–he’ll tell rory to order some afrikaan grind, like bobotie n biscuit.

  125. layson April 10, 2009 1:41 pm


    April 10th, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    liz, if angel cabrera wins, fuzzy zoeller will prolly say,
    “are we eating empanadas and churros for dinner?”

    fuzzy will forever be known at the masters for that statement, i believe was sarcasm misunderstood. as much as i am a fan of tiger, he got bad advice from his camp, didnt respond till days later, and left fuzzy
    zoeller looking like a racist. his statement alone was incorrect because tiger woods is quarter chinese, quarter thai, quarter african american, one eighth native american and one eighth dutch according to wikipedia.
    so tiger could have ordered pad thai or mapo tofu instead. interestingly, vijay singh in 2001 ordered thai cuisine like chicken penang curry. in 1998 woods ordered up cheeseburgers, french fries, chicken sandwich, and milkshakes. in 2002, woods had porterhouse steak and chicken and sushi appetizer. in 2006, woods had stuffed jalapeno and quesadillas, steak and chicken fajitas, mexican rice and refried beans and more.

  126. Committed Road Warrior April 10, 2009 1:42 pm

    Losers of previous C-USA Championship Games:

    2008: Tulsa
    2007: Tulsa
    2006: Southern Miss
    2005: UCF (played Nevada in Hawaii Bowl)

    With the Pac-10 playing a nine-game conference schedule, I doubt there are gonna be 7 bowl eligible teams every year coming out of that conference. We got lucky last year with getting Notre Dame, but to think that that’s certainly gonna happen again this year is wishful thinking.

  127. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 1:46 pm

    we didnt get lucky last year–Notre Dame was desperate.

  128. layson April 10, 2009 1:47 pm

    “A step toward gender equity could be achieved in the hiring of the head coach of a ninth UH women’s sport, women’s basketball.”

    didnt realize gender equity applied at the coaching level too. i wonder how that works.

  129. layson April 10, 2009 1:48 pm


    April 10th, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    we didnt get lucky last year–Notre Dame was desperate.

    lucky and desperate, two words with similiar meanings.

  130. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 1:54 pm

    Re: season and post season scheduling for now and the future – I am just a believer. When it comes down to the bottom line, I have faith in JD and crew to do their very best to manage all the details and the angles – the TV, the negotiations, the politicking, the give and take and all the etc’s.
    JD is the driver. I am just riding the bus in good faith that we will arrive at our destination.

    The difference between previous years and this year is that the roads are being repaired and we don’t know what detours may lie in the path. Once again, I am depending on the driver to do his best.

    100 bottles of NA beer on the wall… 100 bottles of…. :mrgreen:

  131. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 1:55 pm

    “didnt realize gender equity applied at the coaching level too. i wonder how that works.”

    if u were married, u would have never asked 🙂

  132. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 1:59 pm

    Liz, we need u on oahu to build our rail.

  133. d1島 April 10, 2009 2:03 pm


    April 10th, 2009 at 9:57 am
    Hi Colomaohana!

    Mr Colomaohana:
    April 10th, 2009 at 9:43 am
    hello to my wife.

    Hi Mr. Colomaohana! It is good to see a couple communicate and keep track of each other on the blog again

    …now, let’s see…who was that other couple…?

    duffer (iPhone):

    April 10th, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    Whitey give me a call……

    😯 😈 😆

  134. layson April 10, 2009 2:07 pm


    April 10th, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    “didnt realize gender equity applied at the coaching level too. i wonder how that works.”

    if u were married, u would have never asked

    touche.. :mrgreen:

  135. letsgowarriors April 10, 2009 2:07 pm

    wf2, u going maui tomorrow?

  136. Florida Patti April 10, 2009 2:13 pm

    Aloha Tsai-kos,

    Thank you all for the birthday greetings!! Last night I was a little down about having another birthday, but all your greetings really made my day.
    In the words of my favorite character “Maxine” , birthdays are all a state of mine…if you don’t mind…it doesn’t matter!!

    Easter blessings to each and everyone of you from myself and Florida Ted!!

  137. Colomaohana April 10, 2009 2:14 pm

    d1: Buwahahahaha….hehehehehe!!! Classic!

  138. Koa-mahu April 10, 2009 2:14 pm

    eh, my ears were itchy earlier today…….but no worries cause J (J) wen go lick em like da dawg dat he is and oooh wen feel sooo good li’dat. bwhahahahahaha.

  139. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 2:17 pm

    you don’t get points for fair hiring, but the disparity in the number of women’s coaches is quite large at UH.

  140. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 2:20 pm

    No, UH got lucky with Notre Dame.
    UH was staring at Western This or some mid-MAC team until ND dropped in its lap.

  141. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 2:24 pm

    Re: C-USA.
    The Hawaii Bowl isn’t the prettiest in school. At some point, it’s good to realize that it doesn’t have a lot of choices come prom time.

  142. J April 10, 2009 2:27 pm


    It ain’t coaching if they’re not listening. My team hasn’t been very good at listening for the last few years. “Use your left…your other left.”

  143. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 2:28 pm

    lgw, no can, but i sent my better-half to our napili haunts w mom-in-law to check-it-out….btw brah, dat big guy u asked about needs to sweat more….shhhhhhh.

  144. Hawaiianbod April 10, 2009 2:28 pm


    continued prayers and blessings to FlaTed!!

  145. Committed Road Warrior April 10, 2009 2:29 pm

    I don’t know what the disdain is about getting C-USA’s #2 in the Hawaii Bowl. It leads me to ask: Would you rather take the #2 C-USA team now, one which is typically of decent quality, or would you hold out and wait for a BCS team that may never materialize?

    If a Pac 10 #7 team materializes, great. If not, not only do you not have a BCS team, you no longer have the #2 C-USA team you could have had and now you’re stuck scraping the bottom of the barrel of at-large teams, with the likely result of ending up with some directional MAC team or a Sun Belt squad.

    We got lucky last year with Notre Dame BECAUSE they were desperate. I’m not anticipating such a miracle to occur this season.

  146. madeinhawaii April 10, 2009 2:32 pm

    Joan Bonvicini as Women’s BB coach? Her last few years at Arizona have been pretty bad but her overall record is stellar. Can she turn herself around and our Wahine BB team, as well?

  147. letsgowarriors April 10, 2009 2:40 pm

    darn, ok.

  148. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 2:53 pm

    the problem i have w gender equity is revenue equity.
    now, that is a prime disparity, especially when you starve the cow that gives u milk.

    I certainly dont have problems with hiring a female basketball coach–Pat Summitt is a classical example, there are countless others, despite the presence
    of macho man– Geno Auriemma.
    In that regard–Pat Charity should get a close look, inter alia.

    Yet, to hire any gender, just to be PC, creates a pithy mindset for bureaucratic-decision making that many times miss the substantive requirements for hire.

    Just get a competent coach–and skip the politics–like we dont have enuff of those shenanigans taking place at Manoa.

  149. chawan_cut April 10, 2009 2:54 pm

    mike and myself are holding conversations between two blogs.

  150. madeinhawaii April 10, 2009 2:58 pm


    Does that mean that “mike” is another one of your monikers?

  151. Jason April 10, 2009 2:58 pm

    That’s better than chawan_cut talking to himself …

  152. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:06 pm

    I think there needs to be an affirmative-action initiative to create more opportunities for those who traditionally have been limited. It was like the old chicken/egg debate: You can’t get a job without work experience yet you can’t get work experience without a job.
    There are fewer coaching opportunities for women (and, in the past minorities), and so the pool of applicants is smaller.
    Entering this academic year, seven of the nine women’s sports at UH were coached by men. Obviously, they’re very capable, but the disparity is too great.
    Not sure why economics should be a factor. The women’s basketball team lost nearly a million with a male coach.

  153. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 3:08 pm

    CRW, u ask the bottomline question and my response for nay to CUSA is two fold:
    Attendance and a brand name conference to measure the progress of our program.

    Now, our victories over Houston and UAB were great, but not the same as Oregon State and ASU.

    Our loss to Tulane was depressing and to be sure, our loss to ND was was eye-poping, yet, helpful in understanding where we need to go to get to a higher level.

    As far as attendance goes, fans vote by attending.
    We shall see.

  154. Kazz April 10, 2009 3:08 pm


    No disdains, well from me at least, but I still want the PAC10 to pay for not owing up to their end of the deal!!! 😆

    Maybe there should be some monetary penalty in the contracts if one conference is not able to send us a team.

    Eh… maybe not… the 2008 Hawaii Bowl did sell pretty well so I guess it’s a wash.

  155. layson April 10, 2009 3:09 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    April 10th, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    you don’t get points for fair hiring, but the disparity in the number of women’s coaches is quite large at UH.

    ok, thanks st, didnt realize the disparity

  156. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:11 pm

    We were down by 10 with two minutes to go. We call a timeout. Players are all grumbling. So we say: You know, what just do what you want to do.
    And so they go on a 9-0 run.
    Then we decide to coach again. We end up losing by eight.
    The point?
    Players make plays.

  157. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 3:11 pm

    yeah, women’s basketball lost money by hiring its coach with the same bureaucracy that hired hermie. didnt we want affirmative action in the UHAD position?

  158. layson April 10, 2009 3:15 pm


    April 10th, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    Joan Bonvicini as Women’s BB coach?

    mih, yes or no? any thoughts

  159. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:19 pm

    Dobelle was hired because he was president of a school attended by the daughter of a prominent booster.
    HF was hired because Dobelle was enamored by having a gold medalist. (HF wasn’t even listed as a top-five candidate on most of the search committee’s ballots.)
    JB was hired because of his connection to ASU.

  160. chawan_cut April 10, 2009 3:21 pm

    i just noticed that the other paper has a section for links to other Hawaii media and links to articles from this paper.

  161. Kazz April 10, 2009 3:22 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    April 10th, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    So there was a tax mixup — honest! — and now my CPA and money man (OK, a high school classmate) are working to clear it up. I wonder if I can blog from prison?

    ST, you could be worse off.

    When I was a business banking teller I knew this CPA that couldn’t even figure out how to fill out his deposit slip. Not once, not twice, but on a weekly basis!!!

    Gotta wonder sometimes…. 🙄

  162. chawan_cut April 10, 2009 3:22 pm

    so its all the booster’s fault!

  163. Ralph April 10, 2009 3:25 pm

    baseball is starting, top 1

  164. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 3:25 pm

    “Not sure why economics should be a factor.”

    Gender equity created revenue disparity, it’s the same mindset to be PC rather than seeking who is better qualified.

  165. J April 10, 2009 3:27 pm


    “You haven’t taught until they have learned” –John Wooden.

  166. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 3:29 pm

    “Dobelle was hired because he was president of a school attended by the daughter of a prominent booster.
    HF was hired because Dobelle was enamored by having a gold medalist. (HF wasn’t even listed as a top-five candidate on most of the search committee’s ballots.)
    JB was hired because of his connection to ASU”.

    u may have known that, after the fact or before–did hawaii’s public?
    It’s the same smell, a ruse rather than a due-dilligent selection based on qualification best suited for our program.
    Select on the basis of qualification

  167. chawan_cut April 10, 2009 3:30 pm

    whitey, maui folks,
    is it raining over there too?
    and is it expected to tomorrow?

    hope for some clear skies!

  168. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:32 pm

    But how do you measure who’s better qualified? By experience? That goes back to a certain group has more opportunities than others. The only way you can accurately measure a better qualified coach is in a lab environment. Intangibles always factor into decisions. And PC isn’t a bad thing, not if it expands opportunities.

  169. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:35 pm

    Well, obviously, it’s always better to hire the “most qualified.”
    But all things being equal, if I’m on the selection committee, I’m recommending a woman.

  170. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:36 pm

    And in hindsight, I would have hired Bolla’s wife over him. I think she would have fit the better qualified criteria, too.

  171. SteveM April 10, 2009 3:36 pm

    April 10th, 2009 at 11:38 am
    … the Tsaiko Tailgate should be bigger and better than ever…. it looks like Kazz is going to have a Tsuper Tsite to work with! We’ll have our own restrooms, parking, and room for 100 people. And, yes, there’s more than one grill….

    A new aerial photo of the area indicating this location has been added to the Tsaiko-Gate web page.

    email Kazz if you lost the address. Also send him your April 25 tailgate RSVP and possible fuud dish, if any: tsaikotailgate (at) gmail

  172. Jack Flash April 10, 2009 3:37 pm

    Just let Vince Goo decide already. He built it up in the first place yeah?

  173. Ralph April 10, 2009 3:38 pm

    rain delay, sorry for the false alarm

  174. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:40 pm

    Hey, anybody near Manoa?
    Is the softball game going to be rained out?

  175. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 3:40 pm

    Well, obviously, it’s always better to hire the “most qualified.”
    But all things being equal, if I’m on the selection committee, I’m recommending a woman.

    Ok, we differ on how we get there but I agree with “all things being equal”, hire the female. 🙂

  176. OTTO April 10, 2009 3:42 pm

    Wasn’t there some “talk” a few years ago… that it made a difference for teams on the “bubble” for the NCAA wahine tournament if they were coached by a woman vs. man. I forget which male coach complained that was the reason his team didn’t make it in? Also wasn’t the lack of women coaches at UH one of Cameryn James’ (Track/X-Country coach) gender equity complaints?

  177. Wayne O. April 10, 2009 3:44 pm

    The holder on extra points and field goals should have the following criteria. First, excellent hands and sure handed. Second, be athletic just in case the snap goes awry. Third, be able to run and throw the ball just in case # 2 happens. To my way of thinking the best players to fit the bill are receivers. I rest my case.

  178. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:47 pm

    Actually, I was on the intern committee at the paper. One year we had something like six internships to award.
    One guy recommended only women.
    I think three turned us down, and he wanted to fill it with another three women.
    So I said: Uh, shouldn’t we give one of the spots to a guy?
    Anyway, I was out-voted.
    We went with all women.

  179. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:50 pm

    I think Gwen Loud was the overwhelming favorite. But she turned down the offer.
    Interesting thing about women’s track:
    1. The coach is engaged to a former UH football coach.
    2. One of the former assistants is now a custodian at UH.

  180. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 3:50 pm

    Game is rain delayed @ peccole park– game start resheduled @ 3:55, HST. stand-bye bowzos.
    eh, wazz up w coach Mike–Garcia’s name was submitted in the starting lineup at SS….geeez, coach, play bigball, we need his bat and i got plenny chiken-blood dis time….voodoo da hoodoo.

  181. Stephen Tsai April 10, 2009 3:53 pm

    OK, I’ve rambled enough.
    Wf2, as always, you make great points. You give a lot of food for thought. Unfortunately, I think I have a form of ADD, and now I’m just hungry … for food.
    J … you gotta use that stern voice that your dad uses on his patients.

  182. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 3:57 pm

    Ok, coach not bipolar, greg garcia got his finga nicked yesterday in warmups, thanx foa da info uncle Don…

  183. (Jesse)James April 10, 2009 3:58 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos….

    So, how are things going on Maui for the guys who went already???

  184. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 4:01 pm

    tsai, u r a rebel at-heart, luv rome and took on hermie, et al, when it wasnt popular–i just think u r surrounded by 2 many libers 🙂

  185. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 4:05 pm

    my couz vinnie is on it.

  186. J-Dog April 10, 2009 4:05 pm

    While watching the Warrior practices highlights on the news last night, they showed a clip of Joe Avery making a catch and run.

    If he put on a bit more muscle, something about him wearing that #84 reminded me of J-Rivers

  187. Kazz April 10, 2009 4:06 pm


    I can see towards Manoa valley from my office and looks like UH was just drenched. Still overcast out there.

    Hey… Shouldn’t we be asking you if the game tonight is postponed or cancelled? 😆

  188. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 4:07 pm

    bigball tonite–da chiken is bleedin….garcia’s finga…not!

  189. SteveM April 10, 2009 4:07 pm

    (J)James — the surveillance cams at OGG report no guys yet… but brew808 is at dinner now so we’ll find out later. 🙄

  190. J-Dog April 10, 2009 4:08 pm

    too bad cannot catch the superferry anymore to maui. stoops.

  191. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 4:10 pm

    When in doubt, consult the Doppler:

  192. Jason April 10, 2009 4:12 pm

    warriorfanny2: #184 🙂

    J-Dog: Avery still looks the same as the first day I saw him. He’s got some talent, but just hasn’t been able to put anything on that frame of his. I’m still holding out hope, but he’s been here for a while already.

  193. J April 10, 2009 4:15 pm

    Former players have said that it was the look they got from me that scared the daylights out of them. Guess I’ll work on the voice and develop the one-two punch. Wait, can I use that phrase?

  194. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 4:21 pm

    i swear greg garcia is pedro cerrano, he got da chicken by da throat.
    eh, spangler pulled a lat muscle–das y coach hooked him late in yesterday’s game—bad news, sam is da man.

    3-0 Bows, goin to bottom 1.

    jared is due, garcia gotta give him da chicken…

  195. Committed Road Warrior April 10, 2009 4:23 pm


    CRW, u ask the bottomline question and my response for nay to CUSA is two fold:
    Attendance and a brand name conference to measure the progress of our program.

    Interesting points. Attendance is what it is, though it’s doubtful we’d sell out against #7 Pac-10 team.

    I’m still perplexed as to how #7 Pac-10 > #2 C-USA. In terms of how good the opposition is, what is it that always makes the #7 Pac-10 team better than the loser of the C-USA CG? Is it simply conference affiliation, even though #2 C-USA might be a better team overall than #7 Pac-10?

    When it comes to measuring the success of the program, I would rather them play the best team they can, regardless of conference affiliations or BCS/Non-BCS status.

    I guess I’m not enamored with big-name schools and big-name conferences as much as others. It’s sort of like buying a lower-model Sony just to say you have a brand-name product when you can get a similarly functioning model of equal quality from a lesser-known brand for less.

  196. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 4:25 pm

    da chiken is alive and well–viva la garcia!

  197. madeinhawaii April 10, 2009 4:29 pm


    Joan Bonvicini as Women’s BB coach?

    mih, yes or no? any thought

    If she can bury her ghosts, I say, “Sure, why not?” She seems strict in terms of keeping discipline. Has a proven track record. Hawaii may be just the place for her “second chance.” After all, that’s what we excell at. .. second chances.

  198. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 4:32 pm

    CRW, in D!A football–brand name sells.
    Y not, ever hear of the BCS, the monopoly that says No.

    Shuks, alexander aint ready. damn. he needs to be robonized.
    4-3, wolf cracks, 1 complete.

  199. al ™ April 10, 2009 4:34 pm

    i’ll take the two kamehameha-maui freshmen over the two oahu tsaikos and spot them a stroke per hole.

  200. spike96822 April 10, 2009 4:36 pm

    Free the Superferry

  201. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 4:40 pm

    bulldogs lead NMSU, 2-0, top of 7 @ fresno.

  202. LizKauai [Believer] April 10, 2009 4:44 pm

    Whoa #191 is not the doppler… whassup?
    Try again:

  203. Committed Road Warrior April 10, 2009 4:45 pm


    I would rather them play the best team they can get, brand-name be damned.

    We’ll have to agree to disagree with this.

  204. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 4:53 pm

    kolten makin his dad proud–2 rbis!
    VanD RBI single.
    6-4, Haw, bottom 2.

    game is delayed by rain.

    Fresno St 2-0 over NMSU, bottom 7.

  205. Committed Road Warrior April 10, 2009 4:56 pm

    There’s a good sized band of precipitation moving from west to east that just reached the Reno area. I think the rain delay may go on for a while.

  206. wafan April 10, 2009 5:07 pm

    If the ball game continues looks like it might set a scoring record.

  207. Willie April 10, 2009 5:08 pm

    Dont’ get hiring E-Bolla Virus’ wife & her being more qualified. She discredited Vince Goo pretty bad saying that his records earned in a weak WCC does not compare to the higher graded WAC. Also that her husband E-Bolla’s problems had to do with having to work with Vince’s recruits (absence of his type & thus could not play an up tempo game with amoeba defense), not having another assistant coach & admin assistant hampered his performance.

    This is fact, should be on tape as I heard it on the Sports Animal’s show couple of years ago.

  208. whitey April 10, 2009 5:09 pm

    although overcast, weather is ok on maui. no rain, kinda of cool. wind is variable and does not look like it is going to blow.

  209. whitey April 10, 2009 5:12 pm

    forgot, no snow in the forecast

  210. whitey April 10, 2009 5:14 pm

    no forget all you maui tsaikos, come for breakfast at Tasty Crust or see you after the game at Tiffany’s.

  211. Kazz April 10, 2009 5:20 pm


    When I was in Kahului a few years ago, I loved eating at Ruby’s. I think that’s what it was called. It was a 50’s-style diner.

  212. OldDiver April 10, 2009 5:25 pm

    Calling Notre Dame desperate to get into the Hawaii Bowl last year is not accurate. It was the Hawaii Bowl who was desperate to get Notre Dame.

  213. homey ℞ April 10, 2009 5:27 pm

    d1 – re: #104 You don’t need to put down a $50 deposit. Send me $20 and I’ll make sure when they send you your renewal there’ll be an area on the form where you can note that you want an additional season ticket.

  214. OldDiver April 10, 2009 5:30 pm

    Regarding #7

    I don’t know what to make of the statement about Bolla “Thing is, nobody asked him to raise any money.” No one should have had to ask him. Raising money is job number 2 behind recruiting for a head coach.

  215. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 6:02 pm


    Avery will never be Rivers. Rivers was fearless, and always made big plays in big games. Avery needs to put on weight, work on his routes and hands, and have confidence and toughness to be compared to J. Rivers. Sorry but to me Jason Rivers was probably the most solid big playmaking receiver in big games that UH has had in awhile. Regardless, if Avery works on his receiving skills maybe he will be something later on, but right now he needs a lot of work. Anyway, with his height he could do some things…

  216. Committed Road Warrior April 10, 2009 6:02 pm

    Baseball game versus Nevada suspended until 1:00PT tomorrow. Once that game is finished, game #3 in the series will commence.

    Don’t know if they are gonna play game #4 (7 innings).

  217. MIke April 10, 2009 6:06 pm

    It would be an odd situation if the job went to Charity and Dallas Bolla somehow stayed on. Charity was Dallas’ assistant at Long Beach State. Can you imagine coaching under your former assistant, the same assistant who replaced your husband?

  218. warriorfanny2 April 10, 2009 6:07 pm

    Fresno State (1-0) beat NMSU (3-2) in 10.
    Aggies scored 4 in the 9th to take a one run lead but the dawgs tied it up in the 9th and won with a bomb in the 10th.

    se ya tsaikos, im off to ala mo and pearls w the better-half.

  219. MIke April 10, 2009 6:10 pm

    If Chawan and I are sharing the same thoughts, which side of our head has the chawan cut and which side has the ponytail?

  220. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 6:11 pm

    Who gives a rats arse about Bolla? He was a douche bag and has killed our women’s basketball program. Thank you Uncle Jim for getting rid of that frikkin turd. I never liked that guy even when he got hired by that other douche Hermit Da Crab!

  221. homey ℞ April 10, 2009 6:19 pm

    The front is the chawan cut bangs and the rear has the ponytail.

  222. madeinhawaii April 10, 2009 6:20 pm

    Mike… is that a trick question?

    Like … both sides.. the pony tail is elsewhere?

  223. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 6:37 pm

    Old Diver #212,

    I gotta agree with you. Notre Dame because of who they are made this past Hawaii Bowl worth watching. Desperate or not, I’m glad we played them. Do you think we would have much fan support besides the loyal ones, if we played uh Buffalo??? I mean who the frikk is that and do they even have a football team? As much as our football team and our conference gets no respect what makes you think a PAC-10 school or other BCS conference school wants to play in the Hawaii Bowl? The only Bowl game ESPN and everybody else gives Hawaii credit for is the dayum Pro Bowl, but d’oh now that’s gone. I mean it’s bad enough the 7th seeded PAC-10 team is who we play anyway and yet it’s better than playing the 1st or 2nd C-USA team…pretty sad if you ask me. Like I’ve stated before in order to be the best you gotta play the best. We keep playing mediocre teams, we’ll be looked at as mediocre. Sad too that we’ve been beat in the past by mediocre teams which adds to us being looked down upon. Even if we win and beat the crap out of them it means literally jack shit. Regardless I do feel that our football program is on the rise and we’ll soon be the cream of the crop and a feared team by all. With Uncle Jim and Coach Mack turning things around, our football program has only one way to go and that’s up into Top 25 status!

  224. curveball April 10, 2009 6:40 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    April 10th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    “Avery will never be Rivers”

    Totally agree with you and I have been watching him a lot…….

  225. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 6:47 pm


    I just saying that cause I haven’t seen Avery in a game time situation yet. Besides he is raw and his receiving skills are so-so from what I have observed. He just doesn’t have that toughness and ability that Rivers had. I hope he works hard and makes something of himself since he is still young and has time to develop. If he’s currently running with the 2nd unit then maybe he’s already ahead of the game but I still have my doubts until proven otherwise.

  226. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 6:54 pm

    Speaking of receivers though I haven’t heard much of Malcolm Lane yet? Will Rodney Bradley or someone else unseat him? I honestly think he is a much better kick returner than receiver. He has the speed but he’s prone to give up on routes and just simply be lazy at times. Plus I don’t see him going hard for the ball or plucking it out of the sky like Greg Salas does. He may be a deep threat but I’d like to see more aggresiveness catching the ball and running his routes. Anyway, I hope he does well this season and takes a few kick returns to the house.

  227. curveball April 10, 2009 6:56 pm

    Homey might also have something to say about Avery……If he was at practice Thurs……..

  228. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 10, 2009 7:04 pm

    “Avery will never be Rivers”

    hmmm. I hope Avery will be AVERY!
    I hope that if he is reading this blog, he will not feel hurt or discouraged.

    Just as Alexander the Greg will not be Colt Brennan, I look forward to seeing him light it up in his own way and lead the Warriors to a WINNING season!

  229. curveball April 10, 2009 7:16 pm

    So far I see Lane as very consistent…. nothing very spectacular but right there all the time..he doesn’t drop many passes…it will be tough to beat him out of the position…cannot wait to see the kid out of Ok,Destin Stewart…also Billy Ray gets better every practice and he was good when he showed up……..

  230. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 7:21 pm

    Hopefully after tommorrow’s scrimmage we’ll have a better feel for who can do what in a game time atmosphere. A few things I’d like to see happen this year…

    Greg Alexander have at least 3,500 yds 30+ TD’s passing
    Inoke Funaki run for 700+yds, catch for 700+ yds, throw for 1,000+ yds
    Leon Wright-Jackson have a breakout season and run for a 1,000+ yds
    Greg Salas make All-WAC
    Kealoha Pilares make All-WAC
    Malcolm Lane take a couple kick returns to the house
    Rodney Bradley prove he is a big time receiver
    Billy Ray in the rotation at WR
    Offensive Line dominate and return to form as best in the WAC
    Rocky Savaiigaea stay healthy and destroy QB’s
    John Fonoti make All-WAC
    The rest of the DLine kill QB’s, RB’s or anyone stupid enough to run
    Blaze Soares stay healthy and bring back the “IMPACT”
    Brashton Satele make All-WAC
    R.J. Kiesel-Kauhane slam people
    PaiPai Falemalu show he is the real deal
    All Secondary play together and not give up any big play

    Okay I guess that’s a start for now, that’s not asking much is it? 🙂

  231. Kekoa April 10, 2009 7:25 pm

    PB ~ You got it Marine! This team is the foundation of things to come. It will only get better. As the pieces of the puzzle are assembled, this team will roll as a unit with depth. Those of us who have had a glimpse of the 1st few sessions are eager to see more.

    Tomorrow they will showcase and perform for the people of Maui. I have no doubt that I will see some sparkling Defensive plays that will be deployed to thwart GA and his hi-powered offense. Tsaiko’s will be buzzin’ about the game long after it’s over at Tiffany’s.

  232. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 7:36 pm

    I hope all the players read the blog. If Avery reads this good, I hope he works hard and proves me wrong. What I write is not to discourage anybody and if it does discourage them then maybe they should play Powder Puff Football. We’ve all observed practices and seen how these guys perform. As fans and former players ourselves we just point out obvious things that we’d like to see the boys work on to better themselves and in return better the team. Regardless when I said that Avery will never be Rivers is because at this point he doesn’t compare. I haven’t seen Avery in gametime action yet, only in workouts and practices and in my opinion he needs lots of work to be as productive as Rivers was.

  233. Kekoa April 10, 2009 7:37 pm

    …and if the HSF can get back in the water, Maui people will bring the family over this fb season. They’ll drive their vehicles to t-gate and boost attendance numbers. Mayor Mufi could be thinking of Camping spaces to offer the neighbor islanders for the weekend, right there in Waimalu and Aiea.

    Bring back the HSF!

  234. curveball April 10, 2009 7:39 pm

    Pauoa Boy:

    anybody you want me to watch for you on Monday???

  235. Kekoa April 10, 2009 7:41 pm

    Pssst Al…turn on your DVR and record the MVB game. First set is pau, UH XXXX the first set, and now it’s the start of the 2nd.

  236. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 7:42 pm

    “Avery will never be Rivers.”

    Hey young man, I’ll be there in Maui for you. Garanz ball baranz!

    Mr. Vierra said that about me on June 5, 1965. show him. show us!

    Go Warriors.

  237. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 7:43 pm


    Yeah I’m pretty sure the starting lineup wil include Lane, Salas, and Pilares for sure. Was just getting worried about him cause there hasn’t been much word on him lately. Him being a Senior I would hate to see someone take his spot. Although at the same time I would like to see him be more productive at receiving. I know he’s an excellent kick returner, but if he can be an excellent receiver shoot he may even get a chance to play on Sundays at the next level…

  238. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 7:43 pm

    Aloha Air leaves Hilo 8 am. I’ll be at Tasty Crust by 9.

  239. Kekoa April 10, 2009 7:45 pm

    Curveball ~ Watch for Homey. Dat sly buggah is so slippery, he might get all excited and dress out for practice! Coach might even mistake him for Kaha’i.

  240. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 7:46 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    this year, we ALL gotta suck it up. we’re the big time. play the best. be the best. PRACTICE PERFECT. BE PERFECT. AMEN AMEN AMEN

  241. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 7:48 pm

    will I see you Maui tomorrow?

  242. Koa-mahu April 10, 2009 7:49 pm

    curveball – umm…you can try watch me but i don’t tink J (J) would like it too much cause he might get huhu.

  243. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 10, 2009 7:53 pm

    bhf2- Aloha, eh? You going be late for Tasty Crust, brah… :mrgreen:

  244. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 7:55 pm

    I eat fast. real fast… and i’m talking eating stuff off yo plate befo you can get da smile off yoa face. :mrgreen:

  245. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 7:58 pm


    Thanks but nah no need. I got my eyes on a few who I’d like to see in action, and some that are showing up later. I have some favorite players though I’m keeping an eye, ear out for…

    If anything just an update on the Offensive Line and Defensive Secondary and who at this point has the edge…mahaloz

  246. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 7:59 pm

    whitey, i’m suppose to fly back to Hilo at 542. you gotta make some moves, brah. :mrgreen: i need a legal excuse. something substantial.

  247. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 8:02 pm

    looking forward to da practice. i like see for myself what sjmacro, kekoa, jason and you guyz been spying. i figure you guyz been holding back…. 😀

  248. curveball April 10, 2009 8:04 pm

    Dang, I wish I was going to be in Maui..I would love to see bighilofan2 try to get some food off Liz’s plate…hahahahah

  249. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 8:04 pm

    what you think my chances of interviewing Gordy tomorrow?

  250. Kekoa April 10, 2009 8:05 pm

    BHF2 ~

    ~ Arrive Kahului Airport at 08:11.

    ~ Eat Breakfast wit Champions.

    ~ Attend Ball game.

    ~ Sign a few autographs.

    ~ Lunch at Tiffany’s.

    ~ Strap in for the the *Whitey Tour of the Dark Side.*

    ~ Find way back to hotel.

    ~ Brunch with the Tsaiko’s.

    ~ Fly back to the ceded lands.

    …And you? What’s your itenerary lookin like?

  251. chawan_cut April 10, 2009 8:06 pm

    tonight’s news

    cya on maui!

  252. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 8:07 pm


    i can put you in training. in 2 weeks, you’d be a pro at stharing odda peoples fuuud.

  253. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 8:08 pm

    Howzit BHF2,

    For sure, and I like the way Coach Mack is ensuring practice is performed perfectly and all the boys is getting no slack when it comes to something as simple as uniformity during practice. I can feel with the different approach of attention to detail and holding the boys accountable, it’s going to show in the way they play. Cannot wait for the season to start and get rolling.

  254. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 8:10 pm

    gotta work on da dark site itenarary. i suppose to fly badc 542 pm. but my intellect tells me dat misfortune is gonna befall my flight back and i will be forced to stay in Maui. I’m gonna play it safe, call dat da contingency plan. :mrgreen:

  255. Expat April 10, 2009 8:10 pm

    Isn’t it the case that we get the 2nd choice out of Conf-USA? That is different than the 2nd place team.

    As far as gender equality in coaching goes I would ask how many female coaches there are of men’s div 1 basketball, or any sport? There are certainly enough qualified female coaches out there. As things stand a female candidate probably wouldn’t even get a cursory look at heading up a men’s team.

    There were plenty of folks out there not too long ago who thought that persons of color would not be capable of coaching white players. I bet there are plenty of people who think women can’t coach men too. That really isn’t true though, is it?

    And, of course there are plenty of good, or at least successful coaches who never really played the sport that coach. I have it on hood authority even that Dave Shoji has very little experience playing women’s volleyball.

    But he played men’s volleyball and it is the same sport! My point exactly.

  256. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 8:13 pm

    hiya PB

    only mean the best of the best for our Warriors. will do my share to make sure the players and coaches feel da positive VIBES, and that they act the talk. Straight up, no ifs anz or butts about it.

    but really looking forward to sharing with my friends. the truth is, i love this spot and all the regulars here. the best of the best!!! 😀

  257. layson April 10, 2009 8:14 pm


    April 10th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Joan Bonvicini as Women’s BB coach?

    mih, yes or no? any thought

    If she can bury her ghosts, I say, “Sure, why not?” She seems strict in terms of keeping discipline. Has a proven track record. Hawaii may be just the place for her “second chance.” After all, that’s what we excell at. .. second chances.

    good points mih, why not. if kuehu qualifies and comes on to wahine program, she will get her second chance too.

  258. bighilofan2 April 10, 2009 8:15 pm

    okay nite nite. gotta get up early and finish a early job so I can go play.
    nite nite. 😀

  259. MeiLing April 10, 2009 8:18 pm

    UH is committed to Title IX which is about gender equity sports funding. I’d like to see UH seriously consider a woman coach for the basketball team position. Schools are working toward gender equity in sports and should be in staffing overall. In the end, the committee will (hopefully) hire the best qualified candidate. I got to watch Charlie Turner-Thorne coach NAU’s women’s basketball team before she got the job at ASU. The years of experience at NAU helped her build winning teams & to be able to step up into a larger arena.

  260. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 8:19 pm

    Which of the Kuehu sisters is coming home? That is a great plus for the wahine basketball team.

  261. Pauoa Boy April 10, 2009 8:22 pm

    Anyway, time to tap out…

    Hope to hear good things about our boys tommorrow, I know you guys going have choke updates so I looking forward to it. Have fun and Be Easeh Gang…

  262. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 10, 2009 8:37 pm

    bhf2 – missed my point…
    #238- “Aloha Air leaves Hilo 8 am. I’ll be at Tasty Crust by 9.”


    ok… back to cooking chx grn papaya and a sporadic MVB broadcast….

  263. Piper's son April 10, 2009 8:43 pm

    Why was Joan Bonvicini released from her last job?

  264. al ™ April 10, 2009 8:44 pm

    its shawna lei-kuehu the state’s poy for two or was it three years. she actually never left the rock. she was headed to cal but never enrolled. she would have 4 years to play.

  265. Ralph April 10, 2009 8:47 pm

    bighilo is really happy that a guy sold him very cheap tickets to Maui on Aloha Air for $20 round trip…

  266. whitey April 10, 2009 8:55 pm

    bhf2, looking forward to seeing you with the rest of the gang in the morning. when going to the dark side, remember the gps in the space craft no work, so may be delayed getting out of there.

  267. Ralph April 10, 2009 8:55 pm

    if Shawna signed a LOI to Cal but did not get admitted and therefore not enrolled, does she lose a year…

  268. whitey April 10, 2009 8:56 pm

    piper’s son. you said that the “blind man” was your band instructor. you one young squirt then. lihikai school is near my parent’s house.

  269. whitey April 10, 2009 8:59 pm

    al, i think you better call in sick and take the early flight to maui to recuperate. going get plenty fuud and brew

  270. d1島 April 10, 2009 9:06 pm

    And now the real recruiting wars begin…

    Go East Dillon!

  271. whitey April 10, 2009 9:10 pm

    d1, did you make enough from sin city and maybe can sneak in tomorrow morning????

  272. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 10, 2009 9:10 pm

    Yea- Bows win MVB in 4.
    Now for a movie and my chx papaya…

  273. al ™ April 10, 2009 9:11 pm

    i believe it was reported that she would have four years to play since she never went to college nor played (for obvious reasons).

  274. whitey April 10, 2009 9:12 pm

    the bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the moutain, the bear went over the mountain, and all that he could see was #300.

  275. Ralph April 10, 2009 9:13 pm

    i notice our cheerleaders are headed for Florida for the NCAA national partner championships….good luck to the two teams….I also looked at the roster and surprisingly only about 3 or 4 of the men and women are from hawaii…HS like Mililani and Kam school produce a lot of high caliber cheer leaders, I wonder how come our local women don’t try out cuz I believe they earn a tuition waiver…

  276. d1島 April 10, 2009 9:13 pm


    I barely get ’nuff to pay attention 🙁

  277. al ™ April 10, 2009 9:14 pm

    whitey…..i actually had to cancel my res at the beach. we’re doing a retirement workshop so i gotta be a team player. just tell tiffany and all those nice waitstaff i’ll be back. ahhahahaa.

    oh, yah, the food’s good.

  278. whitey April 10, 2009 9:14 pm

    liz, the papaya with guri guri would be better.

  279. whitey April 10, 2009 9:17 pm

    d1, good answer. hahahaaaaahhhhh.

    al, the kim chee rice w/misoyaki, etc. you sure you no like change your mind?????

  280. whitey April 10, 2009 9:20 pm

    eh, we doing good, less than 20 to 300

  281. whitey April 10, 2009 9:22 pm

    time to call it a night cause tomorrow going be a loooooooonnnnnnggggg day with the Tsaikos.

  282. Ralph April 10, 2009 9:32 pm

    anyone go to the wahine softball game, no mention about the weather and the game ended with the mercy rule, cuz I was thinking of going to the DH

  283. SteveM April 10, 2009 9:34 pm

    Have fun, whitey!
    Don’t forget the karaoke stop on the night tour.

    Maybe some day we can have a major blog party on Maui… 🙂

  284. Kazz (blkberry_storm) April 10, 2009 9:43 pm


    I went to the softball game tonight. Weather held up amd yeah it was 9-1 with the Wahine forcing the mercy rule.

    Looks like Clare Warwick is finding her swing again as she had a homer tonight and so did Andrade.

    Ill be at the double header tomorrow. Maybe see you there.

  285. al ™ April 10, 2009 9:43 pm

    some love for kolten wong and matt sisto:


  286. Jason April 10, 2009 9:45 pm

    Mmm, guri guri.

  287. al ™ April 10, 2009 9:48 pm

    we should be hearing if this guy commits over the weekend.
    he will be pressed for a decision before he leaves because others are waiting in the wing.

    the saddleback connection continues………….


  288. wafan April 10, 2009 9:53 pm

    Whitey . . .

    I think it was Mauiboy (or something similar) who said s/he was a student of Mr. Matsushita.

    Unless, I am really confused.

    As usual.

  289. al ™ April 10, 2009 9:56 pm

    tsaikos in maui……

    no forget to go to paradise market for some really tasty filipino food. 20-30 selections daily.

    plus cheapest tilapia on the island.

    all the filipinos eat there so you know its good, plus, you know i never recommend someplace that isn’t good.

    two minutes from the airport. 207 wakea ave. tell em al sent you.

  290. jm2375 April 10, 2009 9:58 pm


    Hope you guys have fun tomorrow on da Valley Isle.

    Why does Pops Leahey have such a problem with this scrimmage? I totally agree with Kanoa, you gotta do some marketing and PR.

    Congrats to da vb and sb teams. Good luck to those teams and the bb team tomorrow.

  291. d1島 April 10, 2009 9:59 pm


    So you like dem go eat before they eat, after they eat, or before or after they eat again? 😆

  292. al ™ April 10, 2009 10:06 pm

    d1….like the paradise market says, “there’s always room for adobo.”

  293. d1島 April 10, 2009 10:08 pm


    I hope no mo’ “spillage” from the hand-carry’s coming back! 😯

  294. d1島 April 10, 2009 10:14 pm

    Have a great time tomorrow all you folks on Maui!

    I’m sure the stories will be epoch!


  295. addahknowjoe April 10, 2009 10:22 pm

    al- wea the spot on Maui fo get those ono sausages?

  296. Ralph April 10, 2009 10:22 pm

    I hope the recruit is a shooting guard with range from intermediate to the 3’s…UH lacked consistent outside shot as they faced a lot of zone defenses..

  297. al ™ April 10, 2009 10:24 pm

    joan bonvicini

    this may not be a joke.

  298. al ™ April 10, 2009 10:28 pm

    ralph….no. his game is that of a slasher, pull up 5-10 foot jumpers, garbage shots, rebounder, runs the floor type that creates a mismatch for bigger, slower forward. similar to flemmings.

  299. SteveM April 10, 2009 10:29 pm

    Warrior Beat Bloggers on Maui

    Maui Boy
    …and others

    Please join whitey, duffer, ST, and many other Tsai-kos you recognize here on Saturday, April 11 for…

    — Breakfast at Tasty Crust from 8:30 AM until the Warriors scrimmage
    — the scrimmage
    — Afternoon meeting and dinner at Tiffany’s

    No RSVPs required–just show up!

  300. jm2375 April 10, 2009 10:33 pm


  301. SteveM April 10, 2009 10:41 pm

    Congrats on 300, jm2375!

    Do you have 100, 200, and 400 yet?

  302. Ralph April 10, 2009 10:56 pm

    okay so who will shoot over the zone defense….Nash must be optimistic that his 2 pg’s and this recruit will be able to penetrate a zone and dish off or create a shot….if they don’t, back to same old flex offense without a punch….

  303. Ralph April 10, 2009 11:03 pm

    i wonder what arizona paid joan bonvicini? with LBST and Arizona background she should be able to recruit the west coast. since the wahine program won’t be cut, JD must look for a coach to put the program on a winning track, win the WAC often, and increase revenue…may never be in the black but not a million in red…

  304. jm2375 April 10, 2009 11:08 pm

    SteveM – I’m not keeping track, but I think I got 200 at least once.

    BTW, it’s been a long week, so brain is fried. Exactly where on your page are the photos of next season’s tgate?

  305. Ralph April 10, 2009 11:09 pm

    K State wahines averaged over 4600+ home attendance…if UH can do this I’m sure the program will be closer to the black ledger than we have been the last 5 years…but the team got to win and play exciting basketball

  306. homey ℞ April 10, 2009 11:35 pm

    jm#### – It isn’t on his homepage. The link is on the email Kazz sent out on 4/2.

  307. homey ℞ April 10, 2009 11:37 pm

    Ralph – When Vince Goo coached what was the average attendance?

  308. Committed Road Warrior April 11, 2009 12:08 am

    One last comment about the Hawai’i Bowl tie-in:

    When deciding whether to play #7 Pac-10 or #2 C-USA, are you looking to sell/market the program or play the best team available? The two are not always mutual.

    Playing a Pac-10 team will help to market the program, yes, but if the #7 squad is worse than the second pick out of C-USA, then we’re not exactly playing the best team we can play. That, and as Pauoa Boy pointed out, we’re not exactly gonna get much kudos for beating the #7 Pac-10 team.

    Look at it this way: Does BYU get much credit for beating the #5 Pac-10 team in the Vegas Bowl? Not really. Hell, they still get looked down upon even after beating ’em. They got laughed and ridiculed for needing all 60 minutes to beat a 6-6 UCLA team, and when they convincingly beat Oregon the year before, the Ducks still held to their word that BYU wouldn’t even get past 5th place in the Pac-10.

    Either way you look at it, we’re not gonna get much kudos for playing (and/or beating) lower level BCS teams, and playing mediocre/decent quality non-BCS teams will still keep us under the radar.

    We lose on the national reputation front either way, simply because we’re a non-BCS team…..

  309. Ralph April 11, 2009 12:40 am

    Homey don’t really know, but it wasn’t in the thousands…my quess, under 1000 per game…you got to win the WAC and be an NCAA participant on a regular basis like our wahine volleyball team…Vince won but not enough to bring out the crowd but compared to e-bolla we can look back and say wow vince did a good job. but should be better and can be better with better players and UH needs one that can recruit

  310. Ralph April 11, 2009 12:43 am

    Homey my daughter is looking into surfing, what size board is your daughter using. one of her friends wants her to try surfing but we don’t know what kind of boards would be good for a beginner that might quit so I told her I don’t want to invest in an expensive board

  311. al ™ April 11, 2009 1:06 am


    we already got two verbals from two small guards, pg types who can score. both are 40% three pt shooters.

    if we can get a sf and a big we should be okay next year. looks like the first two commits have a good outside shooting ability. something the two returning pg’s don’t do well. if i were them i’d be concerned about now.

    if by now, after a couple years into college you can’t shoot fromt the outside, then well, i don’t think they will find it any time soon.

  312. al ™ April 11, 2009 1:09 am

    okay if we get the pieces to the puzzle but the coaching got to step up as well. we definitely loss some games in the last two minutes. it must have been at least six games that we squandered. sure we didn’t have the firepower to close, but, neither did our gameplan lend to any possible success.

    …nuff said.

  313. bighilofan2 April 11, 2009 1:13 am

    Hiya Tsaikos.

    now got your point.
    youguyz too funny wit my $20 tix. got da $54 tix on da Hilo prop job. 😀

  314. al ™ April 11, 2009 1:14 am

    good luck to the bows tomw. reno represents the toughest climate challenge to the baseball team. a difference of 40degrees and an altitude change of 4500 ft.

    the latter is something we don’t build our team around. we don’t recruit longball hitters. we typically have linedrive hitters who don’t necessarily swing for the fence, that is why we still play small ball because that is what we do best. you can’t ask a singles hitter to go yard.

  315. Jason April 11, 2009 1:16 am

    From the media guide:

    Largest Home Average: 2,122 (1997-98)
    1,700+ in 1999-2000 led the WAC

    Top games at the Stan Sheriff Center (that was not a doubleheader with the men):

    02/14/98: SMU, 6,192
    02/13/99: Utah, 4,561
    02/07/98: UNLV, 4,481
    03/21/01: Oklahoma State, 4,474 (WNIT)
    02/29/99: San Diego State, 4,030
    02/15/97: Colorado State, 3,679
    01/30/99: San Jose State, 3,495
    12/14/03: Saint Mary’s, 3,331
    12/16/03: Texas Arlington, 3,077
    03/04/00: Fresno State, 3,031
    01/18/86: Pacific, 3,023 (at NBC Arena)

  316. bighilofan2 April 11, 2009 1:34 am

    nice article on Purcell and Walker

    okay, back to dreamland. seeing #s in my head

    and Aloha Air. 😀

  317. Jason April 11, 2009 1:38 am

    Contrast to women’s volleyball:

    Average in SSC Era:

    1996: 8,378
    2003: 7,486
    2005: 7,302
    2002: 7,209
    1997: 7,201
    2006: 7,186
    1999: 7,139
    2004: 7,135
    2000: 6,986
    1998: 6,880
    2001: 6,514
    2007: 6,452
    1995: 6,042
    2008: 5,944
    1994: 4,108

    And men’s basketball:

    1997-98: 9,615 (13 sellouts)
    1994-95: 8,457 (5 sellouts)
    1998-99: 7,861
    1996-97: 7,653 (2 sellouts)
    2003-04: 7,443 (1 sellout)
    2001-02: 7,428 (1 sellout)
    2005-06: 7,384
    2002-03: 7,351
    2004-05: 7,241
    1999-00: 7,029
    1995-96: 6,912
    2000-01: 6,489
    2006-07: 6,435
    2007-08: 6,171
    2008-09: 6,126

  318. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 11, 2009 2:45 am

    Hoo wee, fell asleep and woke up to say
    Nitey Nite and SWEET (Maui) WARRIOR DREAMS!!!

  319. J April 11, 2009 3:39 am

    Vince Goo’s graduation rate percentage…that’s one impressive stat.

  320. wafan April 11, 2009 4:54 am

    Good morning everyone!!!

  321. wafan April 11, 2009 4:57 am

    Just another wet and cool day in We(s)tern Washington. Tsai.

  322. Stretch April 11, 2009 5:03 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    I’m off to Maui. Hope everyone has a good day.

  323. wafan April 11, 2009 5:07 am

    The Traveling Tsai-ko’s are running out of time to eat. Already taken are the eating before the breakfast, breakfast, snacking during the scrimmage, post-scrimmage meal, and the dark side tour.

    The only time remaining is eating while eating.

  324. wafan April 11, 2009 5:11 am

    I hope everyone has a great and safe time on Maui!

  325. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 6:25 am

    there’s more to smallball than hitting linedrives and more to bigball than smashing HRs.

    Hawaii is a sea level hitting team known for playing small ball, yet, has more HRs than the wolf pack known as fencebusters.

    Greg Garcia, hit a leadoff HR FRI, his first of the season.
    As Pedro Cerrano would say,

    “Mi amigo, you’re getting warmer”.

    Look, playing smallball at 4,600 feet is like bowling on the moon.
    Get out of here, Al…but, I love u all the same 🙂

  326. whitey April 11, 2009 6:28 am

    good morning tsaikos. it looks like it is going to a beautiful day on maui. right now cool with scattered clouds. put on some sunblock cause you may get “tanned” at the scrimmage. looking forward to breakfast with all the tsaikos.

    last reminder, if you live on maui and would like to join the tsaikos for breakfast, it will be at Tasty Crust starting about 8:30 am. if cannot make breakfast, see ST, Princess, etc at the scrimmage. After scrimmage, we going to Tiffany’s. hope to see you there.

  327. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 6:34 am

    wake up tsaikos, I was @ acid wash last nite with my better-half looking for Al but I couldnt find anyone with a hibachi and a tamashiro market T-shirt….oh, well, such is life in the fast lane.

  328. koakane™ April 11, 2009 6:47 am

    good 8) morning whitey, know you will take good care of the honolulu chaptah and provide the maui hospitality. be sure to bring some back from the dark side. some others can leave dem there 😆 . who can guess who they might be bwhaaaa

    enjoy the sun, game, fuuud

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  330. whitey April 11, 2009 6:48 am

    good morning wafan, wf2

  331. whitey April 11, 2009 6:49 am

    good morning koakane. still not too late to catch the flight to maui.

  332. koakane™ April 11, 2009 6:52 am

    Announcement Reminder

    Ronnie’s Return Bash
    Saturday July 4, 2009
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Bay View Golf Club Restaurant (45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr. Phone 247-0451.)

    Please join us in Fellowship, Fun, Family and Fudd as we welcome Ronnie back to Hawaii. Let us take this opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with this long, lost and waverly soul.

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

    Please consult SteveM. web page (http://home.roadrunner.com/~smurashi/tsai-kos/) for updated information and other notes about this event.

  333. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER April 11, 2009 6:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka and Happy Maui Practice Day!
    Willie Grace!

  334. whitey April 11, 2009 6:55 am

    good morning LizK

  335. whitey April 11, 2009 6:58 am

    ok, time to get the sc ready and put in some extra fuel cause don’t want to get stuck on the darkside. look forward to seeing the tsaikos at breakfast, then at the scrimmage. looks like my friend, sunshine, is really happy and going to be smiling all day. aloooooooooooooha.

  336. koakane™ April 11, 2009 6:58 am

    whitey I know the temp is great as the time goes by but gotta pass this one. my only other consolation is going to watch the AJA state semi-finals at Murakami stadium today then head down to Hans and catch the HPU bball latter tonight.

    but what you can do for me is have the breakfast eggs scrambled, rice and the country smoked ham with plenty kope. oh watch out for rob25 and stretch (sr and jr instigators)

  337. koakane™ April 11, 2009 7:00 am

    morning Lizk, expect you to keep some of the kolohe’s in check. you know who they are yea bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  338. whitey April 11, 2009 7:06 am

    koakane, have a great day at the stadium. my fishing partner used to coach the maui all stars, but he gave up coaching this past year. looking back at AJA, Puerto Rican, Senior, etc, many of the players were just as good as the major league players. anyway, i going eat one special breakfast for you and the first brew is a toast to you.

  339. d1島 April 11, 2009 7:17 am

    Great Morning All!

    Sounds like all the ingredients for day of 5F’s are in place. Have a blast on Maui erryboddy! 🙂

  340. letsgowarriors April 11, 2009 7:36 am

    can we get extensive video footage today?

  341. d1島 April 11, 2009 7:44 am


    I’m sure Princess Leila will do a good job with the video.
    However, I’m kinda thinking today is gonna be more like a regular practice than a Green-White game type scenario. Hopefully, Coach Mac schedules in a little more 11’s than he would back at UH but being in the middle of Spring ball, I’d think that evaluation and teaching was still a priority. JMHO 🙂

  342. letsgowarriors April 11, 2009 7:57 am

    well the first hour is supposed to regular practice and then the 2nd hour supposed to scrimmage. i assume itll be normal practice like u say, with a bit more 11ons.

    an interesting idea i saw that stoops is doing at Arizona is not making the spring game the last practice. they had 2 practices after the spring game to wrk on things they discovered during the game.

  343. Piper's son April 11, 2009 8:05 am

    Whitey: “piper’s son. you said that the “blind man” was your band instructor. you one young squirt then. lihikai school is near my parent’s house.”

    Sorry Whitey, wrong blogger – not me. Have fun today on Maui. Eat a Wowie bar for me!

  344. MeiLing April 11, 2009 8:52 am


    Have a great time on Maui today!

  345. SteveM April 11, 2009 8:57 am

    Good morning everyone!

    We should be hearing from the Maui gathering soon…they should be at Tasty Crust by now and through the first round…

    Mei Ling — I just sent you another message regarding the computer…

  346. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 9:25 am

    Lol, lgw, it would be a good idea for MAC to hold two work out sessions after our spring game with our over-weight OLM and Richard Simmons…sweatin’ to the oldies and bringing joy to Messrs. Ieru and Beaver.

  347. al ™ April 11, 2009 9:27 am

    you can’t take away the small game from baseball and if you are a team which advances runners through sac bunts and hit n run, then, you don’t change your style since its what got you the twenty wins so far.

    small ball does not include irresponsible baserunning which we have displayed so far this year.

    this year’s team has been starting to hit finally. but, it is a known fact that hits come fewer at the murakami than any other stadium in the wac. what you don’t want to see is players swinging out of their butts for the fences when they travel.

  348. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 9:34 am

    Jobu and bowzbigball,

    “Bats, they are sick. I cannot make any more bunts.
    Bigball, I hit it very much. Smallball, bats are afraid.
    I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats.
    I offer him cigar, rum and blood from da cheken.
    He will come and we will hit the bigball.”

    Pedro Cerrano

  349. jm2375 April 11, 2009 9:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!!

    What no reports from Maui yet? They probably all stuffing their faces. Typical Tsaikos. 🙄

    so, wf2, tell me, how many times have you seen that movie? 😆
    Pedro Cerrano, aka President Palmer, aka Sgt Jonas Blane, aka the Allstate (or is it State Farm, I get them mixed up) guy.

  350. jm2375 April 11, 2009 9:44 am


  351. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 10:12 am

    jm2375, his name is Dennis Haysbert… ru kidding, i was weaned on it. “who-doo-you doo-voo-doo.”

  352. duffer (iPhone) April 11, 2009 10:38 am

    Sitting on the bleachers with Stretch, C_C, whitey, A-Joe, and Sleaze.

  353. wafan April 11, 2009 10:43 am

    About another 20 minutes to the starting horn. I hope they have a good crowd today!

    Thank you to the sponsors who helped the Warriors get to Maui.

  354. duffer (iPhone) April 11, 2009 10:49 am

    Bhf2 is here. Homey’s Angels are on a mission and are MIA.

  355. duffer (iPhone) April 11, 2009 11:06 am

    Everyone’s here now!

  356. Jason April 11, 2009 11:11 am

    Saw this on Twitter:



    Cheer Update: The senior duo of Kristin Kowalkowski and Kelvin Lam captured the National Partner Stunt Championship today in Daytona Beach!!

  357. d1島 April 11, 2009 11:11 am

    Where’s the live video feed? (They feeding erryting else ova dere 🙄 )

  358. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 11:22 am

    Jobu is makin the bats hot…got da cigar, rum and cheken blood goin’.
    2 doubles by roguemore and montplaisir to leadoff the 7th and Garcia singles for rbi. 9-8. Morford, rbi groundout. 10-8.
    roguemore and monplaisir score, garcia at second, 1 out.

  359. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 11:28 am

    my couz vinnie, doubles to RF on a roper, rbi, vodoo pedro.

  360. mctruck April 11, 2009 11:31 am

    Arrrrrrgh!!!…sounds like the Hawaii Bowl options and UH playing/qualifying to play in it against a C-USA second/third choice team is like scraping the bottom of the barrel again…..boy-o-boy, I can see where this bowl is headed….hope I’m wrong, but really, is this the best these guys can do????, especially if UH accepts to play in it, should they qualify??

  361. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 11:33 am

    Baseball Kolt rbi single to right. who-doo-vodoo. bowzbigballz 12-8 over da pack.

  362. madeinhawaii April 11, 2009 11:33 am


    Maybe it’ll give the team more motivation to go undefeated so that they can accept a bid somewhere else, eh?

    UH 12-8 Nevada bottom of 7th Nevada at bat

  363. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 11:39 am

    august update:
    Campbell-11, Cabrera -10, Perry -10, Furyk -9.
    Tiger and leftie in the clubhouse T/10 @ -4.

    top 8, bowz 12-8 at peccole park.

  364. warriorfanny2 April 11, 2009 11:52 am

    bows have 17 hits and not one bunt. Coach got da Jobu and is playing bigball.
    bases full-of-bowz in 8th, one out.
    12-8, we go to the bottom of the 8.

    in augusta, perry and campbell t/1 @ -11 after 13.

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